Entertainment and News Update 21 October 2016

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

Did you know?

Spain is one of the world’s largest producers of olive oil with 45 percent of the total production being credited to the nation. The Andalucian region is considered as the largest olive oil producing area with Jaen being the central location. Moreover, Spain also makes up 20 percent of the total olive oil consumption in the world with the average Spanish consuming almost 14 litres of olive oil in every year.


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

This week’s newsletter features Mark Rose of Rose Estates who shared with us a number of valuable insights about moving to Cabopino and why it is a great choice for anyone who is interested about finding a fantastic area in Spain for moving in. Mark also revealed some useful insider tips as well as the current property market situation.

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Cabopino – The Essential Guide from Local Residents…

This Week’s Featured Town in Spain – Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares, once known as a fishing village on the western part of the Mar Menor, is now considered as one of the region’s top tourist destinations. Its coastline stretches up to seven kilometers in length which makes the area a haven for windsurfing, sailing, kiteboarding and other outdoor sports enthusiasts.

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Los Alcazares

Things You Didn’t Know About Spain

The first stapler in the world was made in the 18th century in Spain’s Basque Country. Made for the French King Louis XV, each staple is said to bear an engraving of the royal emblem. Other original Spanish creations include the astronaut’s space suit (1935), the mop and bucket (1956) and the modern cigarette (17th century).


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Costa Blanca Property Soars In Popularity With Overseas Buyers Accounting For The 50 Percent Of Sales In The Region

Costa Blanca and its sun-kissed appeal has long held the recognition of being a top choice among domestic and foreign buyers who are in the market for a dream second home. In the latest released statistics by Spain’s Ministry of Development, it was revealed that the significant increase in sales to foreign buyers contributes to the re-establishment of the property market in the region.

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Costa Blanca Property Soars In Popularity With Overseas Buyers Accounting For The 50 Percent Of Sales In The Region

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Sterling Bounces Back Versus Euro, as MPs “Likely” to Get Vote on Brexit

Peter Lavelle

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

Sterling bounces back versus the common currency! The pound to euro interbank exchange rate has hit 1.1175 today, close to its highest in 2 weeks, or since October 6th.

The pound has strengthened against the euro, because it’s “very likely” that MPs will be able to vote on the terms of Brexit, according to James Eadie, a lawyer representing the UK Government.

Speaking on Tuesday, Mr. Eadie said that “The government view at the moment is it is very likely that any such agreement [about Brexit] would be subject to ratification” by Parliament.

This has lifted sterling, because most MPs favour a “softer” version of Brexit in which the UK retains access to the EU Single Market, unlike Theresa May’s government.

If MPs get to vote on Brexit, it’s therefore likely that they’ll vote to stay in the Single Market, which would boost the UK’s long-term economic prospects, thereby lifting the pound!

Pound strengthens, as UK inflation rises

Moreover, the pound to euro interbank exchange rate has also risen, because UK inflation rose to 1.0% in September, from 0.6% in August, according to the Office for National Statistics this week.

This has strengthened sterling, because higher inflation makes it more difficult for the Bank of England to cut UK interest rates, in turn giving investors higher returns on UK assets.

In particular, clothes prices rose at the sharpest pace in 6 years in September, according to the ONS, while fuel prices also climbed, as did hotel prices.

Moreover, looking forward, UK inflation looks set to rise further, as sterling’s weakness since the vote for Brexit lifts the cost of imports, resulting in higher prices for consumers.

With this in mind, the pound could exceed its 2-week high versus the euro!

Things You Didn’t Know About Spain

Spain’s Gazpacho soup is the perfect soup to complement those warm summer months. Made of raw vegetables such as cucumber, tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, onion and garlic, this traditional soup is usually served cold and is widely eaten not only in Spain but also in Portugal. Other ingredients include stale bread, extra virgin olive oil, water, salt, pepper, sherry vinegar and cumin powder.


Gazpacho Soup – Photo by Jamie Oliver, YouTube

If you have a blender in your kitchen, you can easily make this refreshing soup in just a couple of minutes. Here’s a video to show you how simple it is to make one at home.

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

Latest Jobs in Spain

We are a boutique hotel and restaurant looking for a Head Chef to lead our kitchen team in a renowned restaurant in Málaga Capital. The Head Chef is responsible, but not limited to: quality control, organization, kitchen cleanliness and hygiene procedures, team management, production, banquet and event preparations, lunch and dinner service, menu creation, menu costing, and purchasing. Spanish is an asset and would be greatly appreciated as the team will speak primarily the native Spanish language. The ideal candidate will be hard working, ready for a challenge, creative, and possess culinary education and experience, and the necessary culinary skills. CG espanolporfavor@gmail.com

Hi ladies,

If you are still interested in work then kindly email me and send your CV and photos. I have different work opportunities for young people all over Europe and all throughout the year so plenty of opportunities if you are serious and interested. Thanks, Max. max_mmb@yahoo.co.uk.

Looking for head Chef and commi chef to start mid November for new themed restaurant in Torremendo. Must have experience cooking on charcoal. Please contact Richard Taylor 07731681304 or send to sauvongo@gmail.com.

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


Mark Eastwood – Spain Made Simple



  1. Christine Reed says

    I’m looking for employment in the Benidorm area I’m aged 59 and have experience in retal would also be interested in any hotel vacancies please contact christinereed1@live.com

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