Entertainment and News Update 2 December 2016

Welcome to our latest newsletter with plenty of job vacancies in Spain, news updates and opinions from expats…

Did you know?

Real Madrid, a football team based in Spain’s Madrid, is dubbed as the world’s most valuable sports team. The team is said to earn almost €600 million in annual revenues which, during the past decade, has been recorded to have a compound annual increase rate of 7.6 percent. The growth is said to be the result of the team’s sponsorship deals with popular names that include the International Petroleum Investment Company, Emirates and Adidas.


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The Expat Interview – Thinking of Moving to Alcudia in Mallorca, Spain?

This week’s newsletter features Pedro Payeras of Inmobiliaria Alcanada who shared with us the reasons why Alcudia is “everything you are looking for in a single destination.” He also shared a number of valuable insights on the current property market along with a helpful advice suitable to anyone who’s considering about moving into the area.

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Alcudia, Mallorca – Quick Essential Tourist Guide From Locals

This Week’s Featured Town in Spain – Fuengirola

Fuengirola is a popular tourist destination boasting over eight kilometers of beaches. It can be easily reached through the Motorway A-7 with the international airport Pablo Ruiz Picasso being merely 10 minutes away from the town centre.

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Things You Didn’t Know About Spain

For more than 130 years, the Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona, Spain continues to undergo construction which is expected to be completed in 2026. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, a Catalan Spanish architect, the church displayed Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms based on Gaudi’s engineering and architectural style. While it is true that the church is still incomplete, it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Almeria Now Voted As Spain’s New Hotspot After This Year’s Brexit

Almeria is now Spain’s number one choice among foreign home buyers as a result of this year’s Brexit vote. British families seem to keep attracted to the region’s vast amount of sunshine which allowed it to overtake other regions as far as property sales is concerned.

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Almeria Now Voted As Spain’s New Hotspot After This Year’s Brexit

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It might be something like, what is it like to live in your village or what things are there to do and see locally?

We will publish any answers on the website (and perhaps the next newsletter) with your quote, crediting your name as the source as if it would be published in a newspaper.

Readers Letter of the Week

2-nendingenchampange1_sizedDear Mark,

We enjoy your newsletter about Spain.  We’re thinking of moving from France to Spain, either Girona area or Marina Alta, Alicante.  Your information is quite helpful.  Thanks!

Here are some Fall 2016 highlights attached below. These are paintings that are still available.  I hope you enjoy this special selection.

Let me know what you think. What are your favorites?  Which one would you buy or recommend to a friend, to brighten up the next year?

Wishing you a joyous holiday season,

Cassandra & Paul Einstein

More paintings at https://cassandraeinstein.com/artsitegallery.html

Pound hits 12-week high versus euro, ahead of Italian referendum


Welcome to Pure FX’s latest update of the pound to euro exchange rate.

The pound continues to bounce back versus the euro! Sterling has hit its highest in 12 weeks against the common currency today, or since September 12th, at 1.1832.

What’s more, looking ahead, the pound to euro exchange rate could rise further. Here are 5 reasons why:

1. Italy is expected to vote ‘no’ in prime minister Matteo Renzi’s referendum about whether to reform Italy’s constitution this weekend.

This could weaken the euro, because if Italy votes ‘no’, Mr. Renzi has promised to resign, which could ultimately lead the populist Five Star Movement to power.

2. UK consumers borrowed £1.6 billion in October, according to the Office for National Statistics, the most since October 2005.

This may strengthen the pound, because if UK shoppers borrow more, this suggests that they’re comfortable with their finances, in spite of the uncertainties of Brexit.

3. The OECD has upgraded its forecast for UK economic growth in 2017 by +0.2%, to 1.2%.

This could lift sterling, because the OECD’s upgrade tells us that the UK economy will remain resilient to Brexit next year.

4. UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has promised to borrow an extra £122 billion over the next 5 years, to improve the UK’s infrastructure.

This may boost the pound, because the Chancellor’s investments will further raise the UK’s GDP growth in the years to come.

5. Political pressure group British Influence has made a legal challenge arguing that the vote for Brexit isn’t a mandate to leave the EU’s Single Market.

This could help sterling, because if British Influence wins its legal case, the UK might stay in the Single Market, boosting the UK’s economic outlook.

With all this in mind, the pound to euro exchange rate could soon exceed its 12-week high.

Things You Didn’t Know About Spain

Bocadillo is a type of traditional Spanish sandwich that is usually prepared and served on a baguette. It comes in several variations depending on the region. For breakfast lovers, there is the so-called “omelette bocadillo which usually include fillings such as eggs, cheese, peppers, chorizo, beans and potatoes. If you prefer a meat version, you can opt for the “meat bocadillo” which is prepared using common meats such as chicken, beef and pork. Other regions can also opt to use horse or goat meat in their bocadillo.


Check out this video and see how super easy it is to make a bocadillo.

More surprising facts to be revealed in the next newsletter. Be sure not to miss any of it!

Latest Jobs in Spain

From: Christine

destinBusiness Name: Destinesia

Business Address:
Centro comercial Atamaría,
Carretera Atamaría,
La Manga Club, 30389
Cartagena, Murcia

Telephone: 636392383

Email: destinesialoungebar@outlook.com

Type of Business: Bar, Night club

Towns or Areas Covered: Cartagena

Best Features:

Bar staff required for brand new club on the 5* Sports resort of La Manga Club.
Can learn Spanish,
make loads of new friends.
Staff house available.

Main Description:

Bar staff required for brand new club on the 5* resort of La Manga Club.
Previous experience preferred although training can be given to the right candidate.
Knowledge of cocktails is a plus.
Basic knowledge of Spanish would be beneficial but not essential.
Staff house available on sight.


A responsible babysitter is needed to care for our 5 year Old son.
if interested kindly contact davidville543@gmail.com. Sent by David Villanueva.

Thank you everyone and we look forward to receiving any contributions towards the next newsletter.


Mark Eastwood – Spain Made Simple



  1. J J Geldart says

    This is my second request:-
    Some time ago whilst on holiday in Benidorm we stayed at the hotel Selomar, now it seems to be closed down can you give any information on this.
    J J Geldart.

  2. Dawn anderson says

    Thanks Mark, really enjoy reading your newsletter, I’m hoping to move to spain from ireland next year, I’m looking for work as a reflexologist/therapist and accomodation, so anyone out thier help me out on either I’d very much appreciate. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone. Dawn

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