Life as a novelist in Almería

How I Got Here In 2020, I had a fabulous first Covid lockdown in my beautiful little house in a quiet corner of coastal Almería. Well, not actually in my little house there, that for five years I’d been visiting whenever I could, but a similar house in a nearby village. Okay, I wasn’t actually in the house, bodily, but mentally escaping to it at every opportunity; I was writing a novel set there. In reality, I was cooped up in my Blighty home, taking the daily opportunity to stroll over the deserted local golf course, like everyone else.
Are you ready to retire abroad in 2019?

Are you ready to retire abroad in 2019?

Could you retire abroad in 2019? All the evidence suggests that an active retirement in the warmth and sunshine of our favourite overseas destinations will give a boost to your health, wealth and happiness. Here we outline the key considerations for making a successful move abroad, from raising the money to sorting out your pension.

Making your Portugal home feel like home

If you’re considering an expat life in Portugal, is keeping a property at “home” the best of both worlds or should you throw everything into a full-time life abroad? Our writer from Portugal explains  

Get Used to Spain

Sally, who has spent the past decade in Spain, passes on tips for newcomers and who may feel a little disorientated when they arrive.  
The 20 best international schools in Europe

The 20 best international schools in Europe

If only the best is good enough for your little ones, where is Paris’s answer to Eton, Madrid’s version of Harrow? Here are the best European schools beyond our shores. Even better, some of them are free. FRANCE 1. Lycée Henri IV LOCATION: Paris PUPILS: Day school accepting pupils from 13-18 FEES: Free ALUMNI: Jean-Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Sir Christopher Meyer (British Ambassador to US)