Blog Category: Miscellaneous

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Bernie’s Brexit Babel

Posted and filed under Financial outlook, General Articles of Interest, In the Spanish News, Local area, Miscellaneous.

Amanda, that incredibly efficient and knowledgeable coordinator at Spanish Solutions, asked me to write a piece on how I believe the British election may affect Brexit. I could just write down the truth, which would make for the shortest column in history; ‘I don’t know!’ But then, you dear reader don’t know either: Nobody knows. I could waffle on about… Read more »

Films With A Spanish Feel

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Miscellaneous, Travel and Tourism.

Films with a Spanish Feel and Atmosphere Worth Watching If you like historical fiction, we recommend the movies “Pan’s labyrinth” , Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning, beautiful and brutal historical adventure set in Navarra. This is set just after the Spanish Civil War and is a story of a girl who moves to an old mill and discovers a labyrinth (at… Read more »

What books can I read to learn more about Spain? Part 1

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Miscellaneous, Travel and Tourism.

What books can I read to learn more about Spain? Inspired by a recent forum thread, I decided to compile some information for those looking for books to help gain an insight into Spanish history or either set in Spain with a Spanish atmosphere. Too many of us have spent years either living in Spain or visiting Spain, with very… Read more »

Changing Pool Sand

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Miscellaneous.

Did you know sand in a swimming pool filter should be changed? Experts recommend changing the sand every five years. Filters can go 20 years or more without changing the sand and still do the job, they are not as efficient as they should be. Filter sand has been ground to a size of .45 to .55 mm in diameter… Read more »

Comaskey Properties & Rentals

Posted and filed under Local area, Miscellaneous, Other Services, Property in Spain.

COMASKEY PROPERTIES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND LETTING We have mentioned before that Comaskey Properties have efficiently arranged long term rentals for some time. Demand for well furnished and presented rental properties is very high and they are always looking for more properties, especially 3 or 4 bedroom villas, apartments or bungalows around La Zenia, Villamartin, Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima, Los Dolses… Read more »

Tips Trip – The Spanish Solutions girls go to Valencia

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Local area, Miscellaneous, Newsletters, Travel and Tourism.

Over the past years, our team has saved all of the small tips that kind clients leave us and put them together to pay for two budget apartments in Valencia for a night for the team to have a weekend away together. Nine out of ten Spanish Solutions girls made it; Amanda Thomas, Ana Barbadora, Eva Gilmartin, Gema Monera Jan… Read more »

Nesting Birds

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Miscellaneous.

Once swallows or house martins have nested in the eves of your house, they will return every year to nest again. They are attracted to the shelter of overhangs and especially love stucco/cement plaster walls where the mud sticks so well. I know they are lovely to watch and listen to but not if they are making a mess every… Read more »

The Spanish Civil War – What a difference from 50 years ago.

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Miscellaneous.

How much do you know about the Spanish Civil War? It started in July 1936 and finished in April of 1939? At least 500,000 to 1 million people perished during this time, and it was considered a dress rehearsal for World War II. The war originally started because of the political divide between the two main parties; the Republicans and… Read more »

Famous Spanish People throughout the Ages

Posted and filed under General Articles of Interest, Miscellaneous.

With their passionate temperament, the Spanish are definitely inclined towards all things related to singing dance, romance, acting, and painting. But, not all well-known Spaniards are Arts oriented. For example, you’ll also discover a good sprinkling of scientists and sports people. Anyway, below is a list of just some renowned Spaniards throughout the ages. It lists only native Spaniards. See… Read more »

Energy Efficiency Certificate

Posted and filed under Miscellaneous, Paperwork (NIE, Residencia, Padron), Property in Spain, Property Purchase/Sale Service.

  It is now law that all properties in Spain for sale or rent must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate. The certificate is valid for 10 years and will need to be produced at the notary when a property sale is due to complete.  What is an energy certificate? It is a report that describes how efficient a home is in… Read more »

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