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Savouring the Sunset

Savouring the Sunset

Swan song of a Welsh European

March 14, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

It is raining and I have no inspiration to write. The news isn’t good, and I feel quite hopeless and totally frustrated as I watch us head irrevocably towards the… Read more…

Categories: Different, General

Inheritance tax in Spain after Brexit; unanswered questions

March 11, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

Living in Andalucia, you can’t help but read about the “impuesto sobre sucesiones”. This is a state tax on inheritance that is applied throughout Spain. However, the different autonomous communities… Read more…

Categories: Different, General

A visit to Clisol

March 5, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

  Although we have been coming to Almerimar for twenty years, we had never visited a greenhouse. We had, on many occasions, received offers to show us around one, but… Read more…

Categories: Almerimar, Food

The RFEG licence for visiting golfers

February 21, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

I do like to understand rules and regulations and feel that they are being fairly applied. That isn’t always easy here in Spain. In the UK you can often check… Read more…

Categories: Different, Golf


February 20, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

There are a lot of mosquitos around. This surprised me, as I associate mosquitos with hot weather, but, apparently, February to May is the prime time for them. When we… Read more…

Categories: Almerimar, General

Skipping breakfast

February 20, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

I like breakfast. I believe in breakfast. Indeed, I have stood up in an assembly of two hundred people and told them how important breakfast is, particularly for young people,… Read more…

Categories: Food

Gachas and migas

January 30, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

    Our first taste of certain foods can influence our tastes for a lifetime. The first meal I ate in a French home was a dish of green haricot… Read more…

Categories: Different, Food, General

Residency in the EU

January 19, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

I read in the Guardian that many remainers are “getting over Brexit”. Are they? I certainly am not! On the contrary, I get more and more convinced of the sheer… Read more…

Categories: Different, General

I’ve looked at clouds

January 18, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

So, this is the start of the cold front, and I am sitting wrapped up warmly in my dressing gown, thinking of writing a blog. Anything to avoid that cold… Read more…

Categories: Different, General

No bargains

January 8, 2017 by Sea-swimmer

    I think the January sales have started, but it is rare now for us to find real bargains in Spain. The repair to my wedding ring (after it… Read more…

Categories: Almerimar, General, Golf