Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What to do when stuck in Faro?

Some friends of mine who have been on holiday in Portugal are, like many people at the moment, stuck, unable to get a flight back to the UK yet. They are waiting at Faro airport for some positive news.

This is a disastrous situation for everyone concerned and I really hope they, and everyone else affected, manage to get back very soon.

I was however looking on Faro Airport Guide and found that there are a few interesting shops at the airport there, but I suppose you'd get bored of those pretty quickly!

I'll let you know how they get on.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Holiday rentals in Spain

It's around this time of year that many people start planning their summer holidays and looking into holiday rentals in Spain.

If you are looking for somewhere to rent in the summer then take a look at the great selection of rentals on Eye on spain. They are listed by our members and there are some great deals to be head.

To help you out here are some quick links to our rentals sections:

Holiday rentals Malaga

Holiday rentals Marbella

Holiday rentals Estepona

Holiday rentals Alicante

Holiday rentals Almeria

Holiday rentals Torrevieja

Holiday rentals Vera

Holiday rentals Velez Rubio

Holiday rentals Cadiz

Holiday rentals Torrox

Holiday rentals Manilva

Holiday rentals Benahavis

Holiday rentals Carratraca

Holiday rentals San Javier

Holiday rentals Murcia

Holiday rentals Alhama de Murcia

Holiday rentals Torre Pacheco

Holiday rentals Alberic

Holiday rentals Valencia

Holiday rentals El Ejido

Holiday rentals Formentera del Segura

Holiday rentals Los Gallardos

Holiday rentals Guardamar de Segura

Holiday rentals San Fernando

Holiday rentals Alcaucin

Holiday rentals Almoradi

Holiday rentals Rojales

Holiday rentals Aguilas

Holiday rentals Pilar de la Horadada

Holiday rentals Los Alcazares

Holiday rentals Mazarron

Holiday rentals San Pedro del Pinatar

Holiday rentals Mojacar

Holiday rentals Orihuela

Holiday rentals Algorfa

Holiday rentals Ciudad Quesada

Holiday rentals Canillos de Aceituno

Holiday rentals Olvera

Holiday rentals Casares

Holiday rentals Garrucha

Holiday rentals San Miguel de Salinas

Holiday rentals San Roque

Holiday rentals Roquetas de Mar

Holiday rentals Iznalloz

Holiday rentals Pulpi

Holiday rentals Mijas

Holiday rentals Albir

Holiday rentals Torremolinos

Holiday rentals Fortuna

Holiday rentals Ayamonte

Holiday rentals Arcos de la Frontera

Holiday rentals Benalmadena

Holiday rentals Santiago del Teide

Holiday rentals Fuengirola

Holiday rentals Montejaque

Hope you enjoy your holiday in Spain this year.


Friday, February 05, 2010

I've moved my blog

For those that have been following my (not very often updated blog) here, well it's going to get even quieter from now on.

I have started my new Living in Spain blog on Eye on Spain.

And I plan on updating it very regularly...promise!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to sell your Spanish property in a crisis - Book review

A couple of weeks ago I got sent another book to review (we get sent a lot of books!). After reading the title I thought this was going to be an absolute waste of time as it's about a problem which seems to have no solution at the moment....

How to sell your Spanish property in a crisisSelling a Spanish property in a crisis

But there was one thing that stood out for me...the author, Nick Snelling. Nick is a very respected and knowledgeable person in the field of real estate and Spain. I really didn't think Nick would put together a load of nonsense just to sell some copies of a book.

So I cracked open a San Miguel, sat on the terrace and started reading...this is what I think of Nick's book.


And that's my review....what? You want to know more? Oh ok....

Whatever the reason for you wanting to sell your property in Spain, you really couldn't have picked a worse time to do so, although it's probably through need more than want.

Nick goes into great detail and shows that armed with the right knowledge and tools you CAN sell your property in Spain today. Even in a crashed market such as Spain's Nick shows you exactly how to do it and to give you and your property "the edge".

It's what we've always said. It's no use just having your property listed with one of the remaing estate agents. If you really want to sell your property today then you have to work it....really work it.

The great thing about this book is that Nick makes it easy for you. If you really don't know what you need to do to sell your property then you definitely need to read this. I don't want to give away information contained in his book but some of the advice he gives is very clever, things I've never even thought about. I found some of his tips when it comes to the "For sale" signs particularly eye opening. Simple things you can do which you may not have thought of and which can be very effective.

And this is what this book is full of. Great tips and advice throughout and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to sell their property in Spain during these tough times.

In today's market it's effort that is rewarded. Arm youself with Nick's book and you'll be in a much better position than most to get that property sold.

Well done Nick for writing such a clear, thorough and helpful book. It's just what was needed.

For more information about the book and to read more reviews about it (including an excellent review by Martin Dell of Kyero.com) check out the page on Amazon:

How To Sell Your Spanish Property In A Crisis - Amazon.co.uk

Best of luck selling your property and leave a comment here if you buy the book to let me know what you thought of it.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

End of the blog?

As you can tell I'm not very good at keeping this blog up to date.

I have made a descision recently to do something a little different...so watch this space...although I won't be blogging much on here from now on!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ads on Spanish TV to be reduced

If you watch Spanish TV, especially TVE1 and TVE2 you'll know what I'm talking about when I say that the number and length of adverts on those channels are a real turn off. It's actually why we stopped watching those channels.

So today I was quite exctied to read this article but then realised that something somewhere is very wrong. They are currently supposed to not show more than 10 mintues of ads every hour....that's rubbish! For example, Telediario finishes at 9:45. Then at 10:00 there is 5 minutes of weather (yes, 5 minutes) then another 10 or 15 minutes of ads. Then a film starts and 10 minutes later another set of ads. Where is the 10 minute limit?

So now they are going to reduce it to 9 minutes from next year....yeah right, as if they are really going to respect that too.

I for one will still not bother watching those channels with more ads than programmes.

Off of my soapbox now and get back to work.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Jenson Button and Brawn GP on pole in Australia

What an exciting qualifying session in Australia for tomorrow's formula 1 race. Really happy for Jenson Button on his pole position and Rubens Barrichelo in second. What an amazing result for the new team Brawn GP.

Let's see if Jenson can pull it off.

Seems Alonso wasn't very competitive and neither was Hamilton...interesting race ahead.