Relocation, Relocation, Relocation! A new life in Spain

by Mark Wilkins, The Rights Group Over the last few years we have heard an increasing number of (perhaps apocryphal) tales of UK citizens “not recognising ” the country they grew up in. Feeling alienated in their own country and looking for a way out. When you decide that you are nearing the end a … Read more

Gordon, Almeria

My name is Gordon and I moved to Spain in July 2003 with my new wife Chris to start a new life. We initially moved to a place inland from Alicante called Castalla but have moved several times since, mainly due to work. We had visited friends who lived in Spain in the foothills of … Read more

Justin Aldridge, Eye on Spain

Justin is the owner of the popular expat website Eye on Spain. Expat Focus: Justin, can you tell us a bit about your background and how Eye on Spain came into being? Justin Aldridge: I was born and raised in Gibraltar and after completing my A-Levels at 18 I went on to do a Masters … Read more

Victoria Twead, forum leader and author

Victoria is one of the forums leaders of our Spain forum and author of the popular book Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools. In this interview we get to know her a little better! Expat Focus: Can you tell us a bit about your background before you became an expat? Victoria Twead: I was born … Read more

Lenox Napier, AULAN

Lenox Napier moved to Spain as a teenager and has spent most of his life there. He is involved with AULAN (www.aulan.es), an organisation which supports small property owners in Spain by fighting corruption and injustice, including the infamous 'land-grab' of recent times. Expat Focus: Lenox, can you tell us a bit about your background … Read more

David M Sutton-Rowe, moderator – Spain forum

David has been a moderator of the Spain forum for quite a while. In this interview we get to know him a little better! Expat Focus: David, can you tell us a bit about your background before you became an expat? David M Sutton-Rowe: I was born in 1953 in Catterick, North Yorkshire. My father … Read more

Justine Knox, Mallorca

I moved to Mallorca, Spain, with my parents in 1985 when I was 15 years old. Changing schools at that age, making new friends and learning a new language My parents had moved to Mallorca to buy a small hotel so I lived with them there. They visited the island a couple of times before … Read more

Alan G, Lanzarote

I moved to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in 2006 with my partner, Elle. We were looking for a different quality of life, and for a real change in lifestyle. We only had 2 criteria… there must be an established expat community that we could sell our services too, and it must be warm (Elle … Read more

Jennifer Lo Prete, Catalunya

I moved from California to Barcelona, Spain in 2009 with my husband and two young children. My husband was offered an interesting position at a Catalan company. We couldn’t refuse the opportunity to live in Europe, to experience life in a foreign country and to have our children learn Spanish. Little did we know at … Read more

Sue and John Walker, Jumilla

We decided to buy a property in Spain so that initially we could enjoy holidays in our own house there with the idea of moving over permanently when we retired. We were attracted by the climate, the relaxed lifestyle, the culture, the friendly people and we both enjoy good Spanish food and wine. After several … Read more

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