Retirement

life of an expat

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…

Learning Spanish

Learning Spanish – My experience learning Spanish so far

I have been having learning Spanish in one-to-one lessons for a couple of years now. The biggest problem I have is that I don’t get much chance to actually practice speaking Spanish. This is rather sad when you consider that I live in a Spanish speaking place. I have found the Synergy Spanish course very…

Where to live in Fuerteventura - La Oliva Fuerteventura

Where to live in Fuerteventura – La Oliva

Where to live in Fuerteventura – La Oliva Fuerteventura The most often question I get asked when people contact me is “Where do you live in Fuerteventura?” As most people never visit La Oliva when they come to Fuerteventura I thought I would do a video on what there is here to see and what…

Expat Interviews

Expat Interviews – Am I Famous? (NO)

Over the past few months various online expat magazines have featured expat interviews with me. These have mainly been about what moving and living abroad has been like for us. I thought I would give a few links to them here should anyone be interested in looking at them. Expat.com Expatfinder.com Expatsblog.com Let me know…

Retire to Fuerteventura

Am I Lucky To Retire To Fuerteventura?

Am I Lucky To Retire To Fuerteventura? Absolutely not! When we decided to retire to Fuerteventura, as far as I am concerned, luck had nothing whatsoever to do with it. Sue and I decided that we wanted to retire in Fuerteventura, so we worked towards that. I always say that if it was down to…

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Top 5 reasons I live in Fuerteventura

TOP 5 REASONS I LIVE IN FUERTEVENTURA Here I give my top 5 reasons for choosing to live in Fuerteventura which I thought might be useful for anyone considering doing the same. 1. Climate It would be hard for this to not be my number one on my list of top 5 reasons to live…

Villa Charlotte Aguas Verdes

Shattered Dreams – Villa Charlotte, Aguas Verdes, Fuerteventura

Villa Charlotte This villa is a very sad sight and represents a family’s shattered dreams. It is in a wonderful position with amazing coastal views but that may have been its downfall. It was lived in, and probably built by, an English family, possibly from the Liverpool area. It may be that, although they had…

internet access in fuerteventura

Internet Access in Fuerteventura

It isn’t that often I find something negative to say about living here but the internet access in Fuerteventura is an exception. I needed to upload my next video to Youtube last night. After compressing the file to be as small as possible it ended up as a 400Mb file. I started the upload to…

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Life Is Tough – My Morning Routine

Life Is Tough – My Morning Routine Many people I know, who are still in the UK, think that I have an easy life here in Fuerteventura. Well I thought a video was well overdue to dispel that myth and show how tough life here really is. Honestly, it is really tough! Why won’t anyone…