A Day In The Life Of An Expat

So many people seem to think that the life of an expat here in Fuerteventura is just one big holiday. If only that were the case.

What most people overlook is that once you live somewhere, as opposed to coming on holiday, life takes over. We have to do the shopping, do housework, do the washing, walk the dogs, and, in our case, turnaround our rental apartment.

When we came here on holiday for a week or two we ate out most nights. We spent most days on the beach. But of course, the life of an expat can’t be like that.

This video is a what a day in my life can be.

Watch video on Youtube.

The “dream” sequence: By the way, Jenny Agutter has always been a favourite of mine. In 1973, when I was 18, I was just coming out of a station in London. As I exited I, literally, bumped into the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. We smiled at each other, said “Sorry” and immediately fell in love. I didn’t know who she was but as she walked away I heard someone next to me say “That was Jenny Agutter”. She was about 19 at the time. Unfortunately, it was only one-way unrequited love it seems as she hasn’t tried to find me as far as I know – but I still live in hope!

If you are an ex-pat, let me know if your life is one long holiday in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “A Day In The Life Of An Expat”

  1. Hi JP

    Have you any guidance to offer as to where I might start asking questions about my retiring to Fuerte following Brexit. Like who do I speak to about how the spanish government are minded to treat UK citizens applying to live in Spain post the UK leaving the EU.

    My local MP and the YouGov site are totally clueless about UK citizens living in or moving to the EU. But will talk all day about EU citizens living in the UK.

    I’m looking to, initially, rent whilst I look around for somewhere to buy. My move is planned to be a permanent one with a probable base being in or near Lajares.

    What are the minimum entry requirements. I am retired and plan to stay that way but wouldn’t be averse to coupling my website with some degree of income generation.


    Steve Davison

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