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A Valley of Moros y Cristianos

The weekend before Easter brought a surprise birthday treat in the form of a journey through the magnificent landscape of the Valls d’Alcoi valley surrounded by the magnificent Sierra de Aitana mountain. This mountain can be appreciated from Gran Alacant, lying behind the city of Alicante and capped with snow a couple of times a
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WATER RAIL

Spring is here, and it must be wonderful for those of you who are able to stroll around the Clot in lovely sunny weather. Those of us stuck back in Blighty are extremely envious, as April showers drench us and night temperatures can still get down to near freezing; we can’t wait for the restrictions
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The anteroom of the Borgias …

From the Kennedys to the Kardashians family sagas can fascinate, entertain and occasionally appal. Amongst the most colourful and notorious family stories is that of the Borgias recently brought back to life by a lavish Netflix blockbuster.  The Borgia family famously used the church as their route to power, fame and wealth. The family produced
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ASK SONIA APRIL 2021

Dear Sonia,  Many times I feel that I´m not enough and that I could do more… What should I do?  Kristina Dear Kristina,  I understand, there are many of us who feel that way. Especially women. We have many pressures studies, obligations, work at home, children… and we often feel like we didn’t manage to
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GRAN ALACANT GOLF SOCIETY APRIL UPDATE

Following the easing of the covid restrictions, El Plantio Golf Resort reopened on 1 March. GAGS is now back to playing twice a week, Tuesday and Friday with our usual tee-off time of 8am. We are looking forward to meeting up with our regular players and welcoming new members whether they be residents, holiday home
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montemar bowls club april update

Bowling up date With the slight easing of restrictions in March we were able to commence bowling again with a maximum of fourteen players at one time. If the next review of the restrictions permit we will start internal leagues again which will provide competitive bowling for members while maintaining all the health and safety
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Greater Spotted Eagle

In May 1897, the great American humorist, novelist and social critic Samuel Clemens – best known by his pen name, Mark Twain – was in London. While Twain was in London, someone started a rumor that he was gravely ill. It was followed by a rumor that he had died, and one major American newspaper
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Ask Sonia “I feel lonely …”

Dear Sonia,  I miss my family so much especially as they can not travel now. I live in Spain with my husband but I feel so alone. Is there anything I can do? Katie Firstly thank you for your question. Obviously there are a lot of questions that I should ask you to identify exactly where the
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ANUAL TAX RETURN 2021

Fiscal residents in Spain must submit an annual tax return. To determine if you are resident in Spain for tax purposes, you must fulfill one of the following conditions:  – Spend more than 183 days a year in Spain (January to December)  – If most of your essential activities and economic interests are situated in
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Works of a master …

During lockdown number 1, stuck in our flat in London, we sought out pastimes that didn’t involve simply staring at a screen. Baking bread and yoga with Adriene became regular parts of our lives. Prompted by a sponsored post on Instagram we ordered a jigsaw. This jigsaw however was not one of a historic scene
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