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Starting out a new life in Spain

This Blog is about my families new life in Spain, nothing more nothing less (Hope those who read it enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed our experience so far)

Is it me or am I paranoid?
10 April 2009 @ 11:05

Well where to start...is it me or does everyone want to know about my business? It seems as if loads of people I don't even know what to know who I am...what I'm doing for a living...the colour of my pants...and god knows what else. When we arrived in Spain we decided that given the amount of advice we were given we would keep ourselves to ourselves and expand our network of friends very slowly. This we have done and we have two sets of very close friends who we spend a lot of time with and we enjoy their company. However this seems to have resulted in a little bit of a vacuum of knowledge about us and what we are doing. In fact the other day two people we don't even know were asking one of our 2 sets of friends for our inside leg measurements.

I think that this is all due to the fat that when you come to live in spain that people revert back to the village life that used to exist in the UK and Ireland before TV took over our lives where someone new moving into a village cause a huge commotion. To be honest I like to try and create a bit of misinformation which proves to be entertaing when it gets back to you

Work wise I am now starting to pick up jobs here and there now, with Gardening and Computing leading the way, I always wanted to have an outside job and now I have one. One thing I am astonished about though is the negative comments people are delighted to give me due to the fact they have received zero customer care from their last providor. I have heard of ranting and raving pool cleaners, Gardeners with attitudes and overpricing computer servicing techs. I have come out of IT after 13 years in high end tech support for large Corps and I have a suspicion that this is where the gap in the market is...being nice, treating people with respect and delivering a spot on job for a market price (not overcharging)

Anyway...must dash...have to put on my Cloak and run around naked to start some more stories...:-) Have a good Easter everybody



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coolrunner said:
11 April 2009 @ 07:13

interesting blog,my daughter lived in spain long before i moved here,her advice was ....tell nobody nothing and take in 100% of what someone tells you and throw out 95% of it


Dawn Marsh said:
13 April 2009 @ 15:50

People have too much time on their hands out here and spend too much time bragging about themselves? To be honest, not many people have actually asked my husband and I what we did back at home or what we do here. They are all too busy talking about their illnesses, money, weather, food, euro/sterling or anything else that bores the pants off me. I don´t mind really because I don´t have to tell them anything. Fun and Games!!!!


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