Eye on Spain Newsletter 22 January 2008

Buenos dias 

I know, it's not the happiest of subject lines but it's not really been a good week in "Spain World". 

Most of you will be familiar with the recent demolition of the Prior's house in Vera, Almeria.  The lead article this week is on this very topic which has really angered many people, expats and Spanish alike.

Before we move into this week's articles I just wanted to let any petrol-heads out there know that on 1st of February there is another trackday in Guadix.  I'm going to be there as it's such great fun.  If you're interested in coming along you can read more info here:

Trackday in Guadix 

Now let's move on with today's articles:

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Bringing Down the House
We've all read it about it in the news, expats' villa demolished in Vera. But what does this mean for the rest of us? I take a look at this awful situation with thousands of properties under the theat of demolition.
Read my comments...

New Year - Are You Ready For A New Lifestyle?
Don't let all the bad publicity put you off. Mark Wilkins reminds us why Spain is still a great place to live.
Read Marks's article...

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Relocation Tips
If you're planning to move to Spain then you need to make sure you plan your move well. It's all about preparation and Paul Shoulders gives us some tips to help you along the way.
Read Paul's tips...

Mediterranean Diet: Mending Your Arteries after the Holidays
Feeling a little unhealthy after the recent festivities? Emilia Klapp is back this week with some advice of how we can take care of ourselves with a Mediterranean diet.
Read Emilia's advice...

Balearics - Fun in the Sun on Stone Age Islands
The Balearics are one of the more favoured holiday destinations in Spain, as with over 300 days of sun per year and some of the world's prettiest beaches they offer near perfect conditions for getting away.
Read about the Balerics...

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Sign up for Barclays advice...

That's all for today. Enjoy the rest of the week and see you soon.

Un saludo

Justin Aldridge

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