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We're always working really hard to bring you new and exciting features to Eye on Spain. We also make plenty of mistakes so we want to use this blog to keep you up to date with what's new (and what's wrong) with EOS.

Siesta Show Webisode 10 - Our visit to the white village of Casares
Friday, January 30, 2009

This morning we took a trip up to the village of Casares to do some filming.  We stopped off at the wind turbines on the way up there, checked out the local market in the village and of course...had some breakfast for breakfast.  It was a glorious day today so check out our sunny day in Casares.

Watch our morning in Casares >>

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Siesta Show Webisode 9 - Meet Eye on Spain's first ever member
Thursday, January 29, 2009

We're very excited to have Helen on the today's show.  She is Eye on Spain's first ever member and so she really has been with us from the very beginning.  Helen talks about why she moved to Spain, the anxieties she felt and what she's done to learn the lingo.

Watch Helen in action!

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Siesta Show webisode 8 - Part 2 of Lisa's chat about learning some Spanish
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Today we bring you the part 2 of Lisa's chat about the basics of learning Spanish.  She offers some simple tips that have worked well for her and that anyone can use to improve their own Spanish.  But has she let Justin go yet?

Watch the second part of Lisa's show

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Siesta Show webisode 7 - Learning the basics of Spanish and kids in Spanish school - Part 1
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Today's webisode of The Siesta Show is hosted by Lisa Kilkenny who talks about her experiences of learning Spanish and her life in Spain.  She talks about how expat kids integrate into Spanish school and gives some hints and tips to learning some Spanish basics.  But what's happened to Justin and Susan?

Watch the learning Spanish webisode >>

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Siesta Show Webisode 6 - Join us for tapas at Lo de Andres in Sabinillas
Monday, January 26, 2009

On Friday evening we went to the bar/ restaurant "Lo de Andrés" in Sabinillas for some tapas.  We had a fantastic evening with some truly excellent food.  I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank Andrés and his wonderful staff for their hospitality and lovely food.  If you're in the area and need some good food you can find their bar in the square behind the taxi rank in Sabinillas.  It's well worth a visit, you won't be disappointed.

Join us at Lo de Andres for tapas

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Siesta Show #5 - Thanks from a very wet and windy Spain
Friday, January 23, 2009

The terrible weather in Spain today meant we couldn't record the show that we'd planned so we braved the elements to say thanks for watching this week and what we're doing next week. We've even added some outtakes at the end.

Watch today's bad weather in Spain episode >>

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The Siesta Show webisode 4 - Chat with Colin (technoape) about his recent move to Spain
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Today we sat down with Colin (AKA TechnoApe on the forum) to talk about his recent move to Spain.   We chatted about how his move went, his house purchase here, money and how much you need when moving here, the cost of living and saving money in the shops, learning Spanish, finding a job in Spain and lots more.  Colin's got lots to say and offers lots of useful hints and tips for those looking to move to Spain.

Watch Colin's moving to Spain episode >>

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We're a bit behind with emails
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I just wanted to say that we're a bit behind in answering emails at the moment. We receive hundreds every day and with everything going on this week we're even more behind than normal.

Normal service should be resumed next week!



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The Siesta Show webisode 3 - Try some churros with chocolate
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Today we went out for breakfast to record The Siesta Show.  Come and join us as we order some churros con chocolate.

You even get to see how they're made!

Watch it now...

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The Siesta Show webisode 2 - An interview with Inez Rixx about life in Spain, property market and more
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today's siesta show is an interview with Inez Rixx who runs Direct Auctions in Spain.  Inez has been in Spain for 15 years and we discuss how things have changed since she's been here, her kids in Spanish school and at Spanish university, the current real estate market and much more.

Watch it now

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The Siesta Show is LIVE!!! Come and watch it now
Monday, January 19, 2009

I know you've all been desperate to see this .  Our new daily show, The Siesta Show, is now live. 

Go and watch it now!!

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Almeria protest march video
Friday, January 16, 2009

 I posted this in the forums but thought I should post it here too.

I took quite a lot of footage of the actual march and Lenox's excellent speeches.  I think the video will give you a good feel for what went on at the march in Almeria on 9 January 2009.  The march was in protest to the demolition of illegal homes bought in good faith.

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Great new FREE learning Spanish course from the BBC
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I got sent this today and having sat through quite a lot of it today. I think it's absolutely brilliant, fun and interactive tool for anyone trying to learn Spanish.

The BBC has produced an innovative, fun and interactive tool, available free, for people like you. It draws you into a web of intrigue dealing with real natives and you can’t help but learn Spanish.

You’ll find yourself at the heart of a fast-paced mystery drama, which starts off in Madrid. Broken down into 22 bite-sized episodes of 10 minutes, it allows beginners to learn Spanish from scratch and more advanced users to refresh their skills, all at their own speed.

View the trailer:


You can access the whole series here.


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Dia de los Reyes
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Today is the official Spanish Christmas.  The Three Kings bring presents to the children in Spain today so it's a holiday why are my working?  Better get home now!


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Life on an Andalucian farm - New newsletter series
Saturday, January 3, 2009

Cortijo los LobosWe're really pleased to announce that this month we are going to start publishing a series of articles in our newsletter about how June and Clive moved to Spain in 1999 and bought an old farm house which they now use as an unofficial rescue centre for horses, dogs, cats, chickens and goats. 

They also have holiday cottages which they rent out in this beautiful part of Spain.

Check out their website for more information or to book yourself a relaxing break in rural Spain.  It does look truly amazing there.

We look forward to publishing their articles this year in our newsletter and we may even pay them a visit for our new online TV show too!

Cortijo los Lobos  Cortijo los Lobos

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New Year Appeal For Missing Amy
Friday, January 2, 2009

A mother whose 15-year-old daughter who has been missing for a year has stepped up her campaign to find her.

Amy Fitzpatrick, teenager missing in Mijas, Spain, with her mother Audrey

Still missing: Amy Fitzpatrick, left, pictured with her mother Audrey


Amy Fitzpatrick disappeared in Mijas, near Fuengirola on Spain's Costa Del Sol, where she was living with her mother, brother and her mother's partner.

They had moved there from Ireland three years earlier.

Amy spent New Year's Eve 2007 babysitting at a friend's house, from where she phoned her mother Audrey at midnight to wish her a happy 2008.

It is thought she later headed home on a dirt track which she used as a shortcut.

An extensive search was launched by the Guardia Civil, with more than 200 local and national police involved in the operation.

Now, a year on, fresh posters have been circulated and English speaking radio channels are putting out appeals in a bid to uncover new information.

180 Amy Fitzpatrick outdoors

Amy vanished last New Year's Day

Audrey Fitzpatrick said: "The phone call was the last I heard from her. She said happy new year, I love you and I'll see you tomorrow."

"I think about her all the time. But you can't let yourself think what might have happened because if you do the thoughts that come into your head will drive you mad.

" If you have a death in the family eventually it gets easier. But every morning I wake up it's like a death everyday and that's what you have to live through. It doesn't get easier.

Amy, described as shy shy and quiet, left Dublin for Spain in 2004 with her mother after her parents split.

Her father Chris has also made pleas on the internet for information about the missing teenager.

"She's always happy, always smiling. She's a normal teenage girl and content with everything in her life. We have stay strong and positive for her," said Mrs Fitzpatrick.

The family have retained the services of Liam Brady to assist in reviewing the details of the case. In Ireland - information can be given to the Gardaí. In Spain, the Guardia Civil can be contacted on +34-636-079-619. If you cannot contact the relevant authorities or the family - then perhaps you can contact Liam or provide information in private.

Source: Sky News

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