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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper. Born a "Norverner", she then spent most of her life "Dann Saff" before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle's loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order.


  1. Leigh
    February 2, 2021 @ 9:48 pm

    Hi all
    I moved to binisafua in mid November on my own and I am finding it difficult to settle everything seems to be an issue I.e getting groceries is a 4.5km taxi ride each way at significant cost! I need to see an optician urgently any ideas?


    • Elle Draper
      February 3, 2021 @ 11:43 am

      Hi Leigh.

      I’m sorry to hear that you’re not settling well. It usually takes some time to adjust, plus with Covid on top things can be even harder. Stick with it and ensure that you make some friends locally as soon as you can. You can do this on Facebook in preparation for when free movement around the island is possible again. You’re almost guaranteed to find someone with a car who heads to Eroski on a regular basis. Search for Groups based on Menorca, if there isn’t one really close to you.

      I have looked on Google and found three supermarkets within your town and should be walkable. They are all viewable on Google maps. They won’t be large supermarkets, but you should be able to get the basics until you can find a car share friend.

      I have found several opticians too – although those are a little further away in Mahรณn. These too are viewable on Google maps.

      Good luck… and remember that times are strange so things may take a little longer to feel like home.

      E xx


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