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Winter in the warm!

Old Dec 30th 2013, 7:57 am
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Not exactly an original topic I'm sure but I've browsed the forum for a while before registering and found it to be very useful so far (thanks )

The good lady and I, along with our two pooches, have decided to take a different pace of life, so we've gone self-employed again after a brief flirtation with 'proper' jobs with nearly two decades of business behind us. Life is too short and all that............

So, we've sold most of our expensive stuff, got rid of the debt and downscaled massively so we can realistically afford a few months in warmer climes over the lousy British winters. As we have two pooches, more like kids if truth be known, we have to consider their welfare with travelling distances and method.

So far it looks like Southern Spain (Malaga?) would be a good option for a few months in a static caravan; possibly December 'til April?

We wouldn't really have a need to work whilst we're Wintering but we're both young to tackle most types of work if needed and would have be interested in learning the language too

Anyway, thought I should introduce myself and say 'hello' and if you guys have any critique or pointers (first hand experience would be welcome) feel free to chip in.

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Old Dec 30th 2013, 9:32 pm
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Hello and welcome to BE.

Maybe have a nosey around the Spain forum to get some pointers on your plans.
Hope it all works out for you
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Old Dec 30th 2013, 11:02 pm
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Cheers Persephone

It's been a daily read for a while now, so I'll carry on digging around and start a post asking for relevant guidance.
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Having discovered Central Heating (unknown when I was a wee laddie) I find that these Offshore Islands are not bad in winter !

Why go to Spain when you can stray in Gorgeous Giggleswick ?
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Old Dec 30th 2013, 11:22 pm
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Why go to Spain??
Because it's nice to go outside in the winter months as opposed to staying indoors in my already warm house. I'm looking to go somewhere warmer because I can, not because I need to
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I'm looking to go somewhere warmer because I can, not because I need to
That seems perfectly reasonable to me welcome to the forum Bigfella from an ex Norfolk resident. Beautiful county but certainly a bit 'taters in the Winter eh.

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Old Dec 31st 2013, 8:22 am
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Not exactly an original topic I'm sure but I've browsed the forum for a while before registering and found it to be very useful so far (thanks )

The good lady and I, along with our two pooches, have decided to take a different pace of life, so we've gone self-employed again after a brief flirtation with 'proper' jobs with nearly two decades of business behind us. Life is too short and all that............

So, we've sold most of our expensive stuff, got rid of the debt and downscaled massively so we can realistically afford a few months in warmer climes over the lousy British winters. As we have two pooches, more like kids if truth be known, we have to consider their welfare with travelling distances and method.

So far it looks like Southern Spain (Malaga?) would be a good option for a few months in a static caravan; possibly December 'til April?

We wouldn't really have a need to work whilst we're Wintering but we're both young to tackle most types of work if needed and would have be interested in learning the language too

Anyway, thought I should introduce myself and say 'hello' and if you guys have any critique or pointers (first hand experience would be welcome) feel free to chip in.

Thanks
how ya dooing from one uld norfick boy to another , forget spain full of turists eating fish and chips . might as well go down to sarah janes in cromer or plattens in wells , come to itALY the thinking mans spain
good food good wine good people iam now orf to do a days troshin for nurthen
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The thinking man's Spain eh?

Talk to me about warm winter temperatures then, as my good lady could very easily be persuaded to accept Italia as plan B............she does demand warmth though!
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here in abruzzo I hardly ever wear a coat our pullover we get lots of sun ,google the temps and compare with spain
sorry no bingo though
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Can you get a "FULL ENGLISH" ? and is the place full of English fools ?
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Can you get a "FULL ENGLISH" ? and is the place full of English fools ?
we are the only English for miles and if we want a chance from eating good mountane food we do make a full English breakfast but with Italian ingrediants , and iam the only English fool on the mountane
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