Newsletter 23 September 2016

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

In case you didn’t know….

In Spain, no one speaks Spanish. Castellano refers to what most of us think of as Spanish, while more than five other languages flourish across the rest of Spain.



yellow-happyRead on to know more interesting facts about Spain. 

The Expat Interview – Thinking of Moving to Estepona, Spain?

This week’s newsletter features Adam Neale of Terra Meridiana who shared with us the several advantages of living in Estepona. Adam also gave an important advice to anyone who is thinking about buying a property in the area.

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Estepona Tourist Information – Things To Do and See When on Holiday

This Week’s Featured Town in Spain – Alcoy

Alcoy, otherwise known as “Alcoi,” is a charming city nestled at the foot of Serra Mariola and the Font Roja natural park. It is approximately an hour away by car from Denia, Javea and Moraira.

Inhabited by more than 60,000 people, Alcoy is well-connected to airports and beaches with its excellent network of highways.

Continue to read the full article by clicking the link below.

Alcoy Tourist Information – What to See and Do When on Holiday in Alcoi

Things You Didn’t Know About Spain

It DOES rain in Spain. Especially in Asturias and the Basque Country in the north.


Continue to scroll down for more interesting facts about Spain!

Unveiling The Latest Trend In The Spanish Property Market

Planning to buy a property in Spain? David Fuster, a Spanish Law specialist, offers his advice to aspiring property buyers to help them understand the current market.

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Unveiling The Latest Trend In The Spanish Property Market

Help Required – Do you Live in Spain?

Can we ask you a question or two via email to help get some local tips and advice that would help others?


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.

Email Menchie, tell us your name, where you live and we can go from there –

Euro Hits 1-Month High Versus Pound, as OECD Downgrades UK Outlook

Peter Lavelle

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

The common currency jumps higher versus sterling! The euro to pound interbank exchange rate has risen +1 cent recently to 0.86, its highest in 1 month, or since August 22nd.

Moreover, looking ahead, the euro could continue to climb against the pound. This is because:

1. Sterling could weaken, because the OECD has downgraded its UK 2017 growth forecast by –1.0%, to just +1.0%, citing the uncertainty over Brexit.

2. The pound may decline, because the Bank of England said in its latest minutes that it “expects” to cut interest rates again 2016, below their current +0.25%.

3. The euro could strengthen, because investments in the Eurozone surged to +€52.8 billion in July, from just +€11.6 billion June, according to the European Central Bank.

4. The common currency may rise, because construction output in the Eurozone jumped +1.8% in July, the most since January. In particular, construction output in France rose +5.0%.

5. The euro could jump, because the European Central Bank gave no indication that it plans to further cut interest rates, nor extend its emergency stimulus, at its latest meeting.

Given all this, the euro to pound interbank exchange rate could continue to rise!

Things You Didn’t Know About Spain

Not everyone eats paella. It’s a Valencia-based dish which, if properly done, takes all day to make.


Want to try it at home? Here’s a video showing how it is cooked.

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

Latest Jobs in Spain

workplace-569513_960_720I work for The Good Care Group and we are looking for expats in Spain to work flexible shift patterns as a live-in carer in the UK. Previous care experience is required either professionally or privately via a family member or friend. Our clients are mainly elderly and infirm and some have dementia. Duties include cooking, cleaning, personal care, laundry duties and assistance with any day to day activities to enable them to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. We offer permanent contracts, regular work, subsidised flights, expenses paid in the UK, holidays and full 24 hour support. Want to work for the UK’s most awarded home care provider? Then please contact me.
Email: or Tel: 622 047 351 or 951 507 423 for an immediate interview.

The Good Care Group due to expansion are looking for live-in carers to work with our clients in the UK on a flexible shift pattern such as 2 weeks on/ 2 weeks off. Previous professional or personal care experience is essential as well as excellent verbal and written English. Earn up to 95 GBP per day depending on experience, you will have 20 days holiday a year and a permanent work contract and regular work. Ideal opportunity for those who live in Spain and wish to have regular work and enjoy their lifestyle here. For further information call Tracy on: 622047351 or email:

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


Mark Eastwood – Spain Made Simple




  1. Alan Reynolds says

    Thank you for another interesting and entertaining newsletter.

  2. Where is the explanation of your headline that ‘noone in Spain speaks Spanish’?

    • Mark Eastwood says

      In Spain, no one speaks Spanish. Castellano refers to what most of us think of as Spanish, while more than five other languages flourish across the rest of Spain.

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