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

Fred and Arpi Shively, Alpujarras

I am Fred Shively – freelance creative director, writer, photographer. Arpi Shively – professional writer. We moved to Spain in 2003 from the USA to the Alpujarras in Andalucia because we wanted to get back to Europe. Being an American citizen made it slightly more difficult until we found out that, because I was married … Read more

Ian and Brenda Lee, Nerja

Hi – my name is Brenda Lee aged 49 – for the next 3 weeks! – and I live here at beautiful Lake Vinuela with my Husband Ian aged 62.We have owned property in Spain since 1988 – first Majorca then Nerja. However, we moved over permanently in 2001. The move was fine – apart … Read more

Alan and Clare Baxter, Fuente Vera

We lived in South Lincolnshire prior to our move to Spain, where we bred Pygmy goats. We had the largest breeding herd in the UK, and it was the building up of that over 6 years that gave us the income to sell up and move to Spain. We live in a little village, Fuente … Read more

Steve and Mags Harding, Malaga

We are Steve and Mags (Margaret) Harding. We are both in our mid 50’s and both held full time jobs in the UK, which we gave up to move to Spain. We have a Spanish horse (Enrico – meaning ‘rich’ or wealthy – called Rico for short), a Cocker Spaniel dog (Cokey) he is a … Read more

John and Joyce Bowlings, Almeria

We are the Bowlings, John, Joyce, and the dogs. We always planned to retire early, sell up our house in Barnsley Yorkshire, build a house in Spain and move permanently to Spain to become Residents. We wanted the better climate, the outdoor living, the lower cost of living and all things Spanish. We never wore … Read more

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