Eye on Spain Newsletter - 09 June 2009

Buenos dias

We've got some excellent articles in today's newsletter.  This has to be the best newsletter yet this year.

BUT, before you read them, as usual, just a couple of quick announcements.

Firstly, we have set the date and location for our 5 year anniversary bash.  It will be held at Lo de Andres in Sabinillas on the Costa del Sol on 11 July 2009.  I hope you'll be able to make it for a fun evening. I will send out more details very soon.

Secondly, another anniversary that is fast approaching is the date when Susan, the twins and I first arrived to start our new life in Spain.  On 30 June 2009 we will have been here 5 years!  We have been working very hard on a brilliant (yes I'm biased) video series called "Spain Uncut" where Susan and I cover in huge detail our lives in Spain over the past 5 years. What we did right and what we did (very) wrong.

I'll let you know more about this very soon and how you can get hold of it but I'm very excited about this, it's the best product we've EVER put together and it's shaping up to be SOOOO good.

Anyway, moving on, hope you enjoy today's articles.

Remember that you can also submit your own articles for publication in the newsletter and on the website.

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Mortgage Arrears – Is "Handing Back The Keys" A Solution?
In these hard times many people are struggling to pay their mortgages in Spain. This week Mark Wilkins takes a look at the option of handing back the keys to the bank in the event that owners can no longer afford their property in Spain.

Read Mark's article...

Moneycorp - Beating The Credit Crunch
Sponsored link: Don't let the credit crunch get the better of your hard-earned money. If you're sending money to Spain then use Moneycorp to ensure you get the best exchange rate for your transfer. Regular mortgage and pension plan transfers available too.
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What Makes Spaniards Spaniards?
Loud, opinionated, proud, autocratic, confrontational and individualistic. Are these the characteristics of a typical Spaniard? Robert Tenison believes so and he explains why.
Read the article...

Is There More To Spanish Wines Than Just Rioja?
Any Spanish wine tour wouldn't be complete without mentioning Rioja. It has been the epitome of Spanish wine for generations after all. However, Rioja is not the only wine coming out of this country.
Read about Spanish wine...

My Plain Sailing Trip To Spain
As an insight into his new book, Rob Manning tells us about his initial journey to Spain by boat in the 1980s. It sounds like it was a real rough ride.
Read about Rob's trip...

Secrets Of Successful Holiday Rentals
Renting out a property in Spain can be complicated even for experienced owners and agencies, let alone the uninitiated. In this article we're going to let you in on a few secrets and some invaluable tips to guide you successfully through the whole process.
Read the renting advice...

Top 10 Alicante - Summer 2009
Many of you will be heading off to Alicante this summer for your holidays. Well you're not going to be short of things to do when you get there. Find out what to do this summer in Alicante.
Read about things to do in Alicante...

The Siesta Show
Remember to check out our latest videos from The Siesta Show. It's just for a bit of fun and there are loads of videos on there now for you to enjoy!
Watch the shows...

That's all for today. Have a great week.

Un saludo

Justin Aldridge

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