Sunday, 26 March 2017

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Why is cruising such an attraction?

CRUISES are becoming more popular than ever, with Alicante port expected to see the arrival of 87,500 tourists on cruise ships in 2015. But just what is the attraction of cruising? “IT is amazing,” said Clive Smith from Spanish Life Properties in Quesada who went on a seven-day Mediterranean cruise…

Life’s a beach - do you enjoy a visit?

It’s that time of year when the Blue Flag beach quality awards are handed out.Does Spain do enough to keep its beaches in tip-top condition? Which is your favourite beach and why? Tony and Michel Johnstone, owners of Ace of Shades, both agreed on this. They said: “We think that…

Which is best place to be a mum?

SPAIN has been ranked in seventh place amongst the best countries in which to be a mother. Norway was the best.However, the UK came in at 24th. Do you think Spain is a better place to be a mother or the UK? SANDRA THOMAS from Vitalpet, Marbella, told us: “For…

Is the cloud or the old shoebox best?

A RECENT survey showed that only 6 per cent of us choose to keep our most important documents online, with 13 per cent storing them on computers. We spend so much of our time online but do you prefer to store paperwork still using the old shoebox method?   Emma…

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Electricity: Time to shop around?

HOUSEHOLDERS are paying 12.7 per cent more for their electricity this year in comparison to 2014. This has led to consumers’ association FACUA asking for government intervention so that users are not victims of restricted choice. Do you shop around for better suppliers? Samantha Warren of Fiesta Crafts in Javea…

Plastic rubbish, polluted seas?

ALAN, owner Of Eurodog Kennels and Caravan Hire, Camino de Coin, Mijas Costa, said: “I think some people are generally lazy all round. I hate to see any kind of rubbish thrown on the floor when it is so easy to use the appropriate bins. Why do some people think…

Big switch-off for climate change

A total of 125 Spanish towns and cities have pledged to turn off the lights on emblematic buildings at the end of March to raise awareness about climate change, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Will you be spending an hour in the dark? ERIC LANCEE from Haco Muebles…

Big Brother rules the roads

The Big Brother state is upon us with drivers facing hefty fines when caught on camera for a range of offences from speeding to having no ITV. Now the government has pledged to make all speed cameras highly visible. Is this a good move to show cameras are not about…

How do you keep in touch?

SANDRA FIELD from Consultus Care, “I use SKYPE quite often as you can see the person that you are talking to and I like that. I also use my mobile phone to call the UK because that seems to work out cheaper than my landline would you believe. For work…

Sensible ban or Nanny State?

IT has been announced that the UK is to ban people from smoking in cars when children are present. Should Spain follow the UK’s lead, or is the Nanny State going too far in telling people what they can do? Ruth Reily of The Sleep Centre, Albox would be in…

Will you use your vote?

With both the UK and Spanish General Elections coming up, we decided to ask if you intend to vote in the UK elections and whether expats should be able to. We also wanted to know if you think expatriates should be able to vote in the Spanish General Election? Victoria…

How are you coping with the cold spell - Are you spending more to keep warm this year?

MIKE HAYNES from Coys Rent a Car said he is fortunate to have under floor heating at his home, but even with that he has still been suffering: “I’ve been really cold this winter and the longer I live here the colder I feel. I watch my son play football…
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