01 Feb 2010 19:14:
i lived in playa flamenca costa blanca for 8 years, i have just returned to uk, i almost kissed the tarmac when i landed!! and have loved every day ive been back since,when i first relocated there/with plenty of money after a house sale/ it was great, i just had a waitressing job and my husband done a bit of decorating, all was great living in the sunshine.,,, but after a few years and the money dwindled away it became a living nightmare, playa flamenca can be the most depressing place on earth in the winter when your skint.! We lost our jobs, and many others as people sold up or shut up or done a runner on their buisness, food prices shot up,It was almost impossible to keep warm in our mediterrean house in winter, we were freezing, spanish homes are built for summer climates!, at one point we were so skint we could hardly afford any food,, in this time my husband fell ill and a visit to the hospital proved very expensive and couldnt get treated.
Now we are back in uk. the food is SO CHEAP, all the supermarkets outprice each other, its heaven just going to asda, after 8 years in spain i got sick of chops, mince, and cooked chickens from the market/ which now cost 7EUR?????!!!!!!!!!! thats almost £7.00!!!!!!!
where i am theres plenty of jobs, and ive just been in hospital for an op on the great nhs. i will never knock uk again, think long and hard before you move to spain, its ok if you have plenty of money but when that disapear it can become a nightmare!
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