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Elle Draper

Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business - 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, their three bouncing dogs, good food, and dry white wine - although not necessarily in that order. More about Elle - HERE | Got a news story to share? Click HERE | Want to write for Spain Buddy? Click HERE | Interested in our low cost advertising? Click HERE


  1. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    August 2, 2015 @ 8:19 pm

    Oh no, I hope this post doesn’t come from personal experience. Remaining calm is always good advice.

  2. Elle Draper Elle Draper
    August 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am

    No, don’t worry – not from personal experience. We have had a number of dealings with the police here. Most of those were because we used to live in a complex that was inhabited by a number of Guardia Civil… plus we went to court as witnesses too. Never been arrested. xxx

  3. Lillie
    August 7, 2015 @ 6:01 am

    Yipes! I hope I never have to use this, but it will likely be useful for some!

  4. michael sunny
    July 10, 2016 @ 2:11 am

    my frind was arrested in Spain , and he has no bail ! also they are keeping him
    in the jail and it is all accusing him with crime , they don’t have any proof or evedince
    to charge him with and he is been their for almost five month ,they are saying for investigation, can they keep him in the jail for how long ? with out the charge and court?
    and how long can they keep him in the jail until they can come up with proof ?or court date?
    thank you

  5. Elle Draper Elle Draper
    July 11, 2016 @ 9:18 am

    Hello Michael. Your friend needs to get a lawyer.
    The police must feel they have something to have kept him this long – but a lawyer will be able to get more information.
    He should also be speaking to his Consulate.
    E x

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