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Winter sun in Spain

Joyful January in the Jalon Valley January can be a depressing month. Following the festive period it’s back to work and the daily grind!! Not for us residents here in the Jalon Valley and the Costa Blanca. La Marina Alta…

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Running a Bed and breakfast Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca and in particular the Jalon valley is a perfect place to retire to. More and more European people of retirement age are choosing to embark on a new adventure in the temperate climes of this wonderful area.…

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MIND your heart with a Spanish lifestyle

MIND your heart with a Spanish lifestyle (mind is the name of a Mediterranean diet plan) More and more nowadays we are becoming aware of the things that keep us healthy and contribute to a longer life. Heart disease is…

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Space will sell your home

Space will sell your home ” In the modern world we live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with the Joneses. We are overworked, over connected and over stressed and we compete over how busy, important…

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View from the back yard ……

View from the back yard …. This morning in the Costa Blanca I was “stuck in traffic”! As I sat behind the wheel following the orange flashing light in front of me, I settled down, accepted my fate and smiled.…

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Why summer in the Costa Blanca is special

The Jacaranda tree in Denia Costa Blanca

Why summer in the Costa Blanca is special The magnificent Jacaranda tree. From its tropical and sub-tropical native soil in Mexico, South America, Cuba and the Bahamas the Jacaranda tree has established itself as a most welcome part of the…

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10 best ideas for selling your home in Spain

10 best ideas for selling your home in Spain There are many ideas to help you sell your home. Here are some common sense ideas to get you the best return on your home. Selling idea 10: Price it right…

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