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Discovering a new life in Costa Almeria

Having made the decision that full time work really is bad for your health,my husband convinced me that we should get 2 puppies and retire early. What I hadn't anticipated was that retirement would see us in Almeria, in southern Spain. This is our story from making the decision to move to our life here. For more posts read the full blog at What I hadn't realised was that I wasn't ready to retire so after 2 years we are back in the UK. However, when I am finally ready to retire - Spain is still in the mix.

Don't be Foolish, Use Factor 50!
15 April 2009 @ 11:57

We saw it a lot last year, holiday makers with snowy white skin not appreciating just how severe the sun is here. This week, the Easter holidays, there are a number of families out here enjoying the break in the Spanish sunshine. We have wonderful weather if not a little windy at times and the sun is out most of the day, with a few clouds occasionally drifting across infront of it. The sun is warm enough to sit in all day, it's easy to be at the beach for hours, it doesn't feel intense............

but be warned, it is.

A Spanish friend of ours has told us we should never under estimate the strength of the sun here and should always use Factor 50 sun cream.

Looking at the number of lobster red bodies walking around here already, and we are only in April, be warned, bring pleanty of Factor 50 if you don't want to be taking home an unwanted souvenir of your trip!

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lifeline said:
15 April 2009 @ 11:39

very wise advice!

Hevs said:
16 April 2009 @ 10:07

Hi yes I have spent many years in the middle east and blasted the sun, never really went red but the damage was done anyway.

I have basal cell cancer has been cut out but I cant go in the sun anymore. I wish I knew then what i Know now!!

Please wear that hat and use the protection sun cream. Being tanned is not everything. Fake tans are also pretty good now.

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