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Introduction for SandraInSpain

Hello there. I'm Sandra, I'm 62, and I'm a freelance writer and blogger based in Algorfa, on the Costa Blanca in Spain. I love life in Spain, and that's mostly what I write about, although I'll consider anything that interests and/ or challenges me.

In my spare time, I like to read, swim, and walk - always accompanied by my dog, Paddy. He's a Border Collie/Labrador/Hooligan cross, but I love him to bits, and I wouldn't be without him.

A couple of times a year, we take off in my motor home for adventures, with my husband Tony. I love to cook, particularly Spanish food, which is so healthy and simple. When it comes to eating out, I'll try anything once. My favourite drinks are cava (Spanish sparkling wine, which is far superior to champagne) and vodka. Being English, I also love tea. With milk and no sugar, if I drop by your place!

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Quinbe wrote on January 5, 2015, 3:39 PM

Cheers, welcome to this site, I have also just come across.

TheLambLiesDown wrote on January 5, 2015, 3:48 PM

Well hello there! Glad you could make it here to join us! :)

Kasman wrote on January 5, 2015, 4:38 PM

Welcome to Persona Paper - the kettle's on! You may wish to follow elitecodex and MaeLou - they are site owners and keep us updated about what's happening on Persona Paper.

JustMe wrote on January 5, 2015, 4:46 PM

Hello and welcome. I've never been to Spain, but it sounds like such a beautiful country. I would love to visit it one day. Oh, and I'm not British, but I like tea with milk as well :)

SandraInSpain wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:04 PM

Hello honey. We do seem to follow each other around, don't we? x

SandraInSpain wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:05 PM

Hello there - newbies together then!

SandraInSpain wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:06 PM

Hello honey - good to come across you again, and thanks for the tip.

Janey1966 wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:18 PM

Hello my friend, great to see you on here. I drink tea the same way as you..not so sure about the Cava though, but, there again, no-one has bought me one so I can't comment on it.;-0

bestwriter wrote on January 5, 2015, 11:50 PM

Welcome to PP. Another PPer who tells us where they come from. I like it that way. Hope to know more about your country Spain through your posts.

Debbie wrote on January 6, 2015, 4:32 AM

Welcome to Persona Paper. I've been to Spain several times and loved it. Estepona is a favourite for our family and Tarifa beach is great, although the wind was fierce when we were there.

SandraInSpain wrote on January 6, 2015, 5:15 AM

Cava is nectar Janey! Good to catch up with you here too honey. x

SandraInSpain wrote on January 6, 2015, 5:16 AM

Hello honey. It's the only way to drink it, in my opinion!

SandraInSpain wrote on January 6, 2015, 5:18 AM

Hello there. I write a lot about Spain, so I'm sure to put some up here. I always think you should tell people about yourself, and not hide behind the anonymity of the Internet - you form meaningful and lasting friendships that way.

SandraInSpain wrote on January 6, 2015, 5:19 AM

Hello Debbie. I've never been to Estepona or Tarifa, but I've heard good things, so it's on the list!

bestwriter wrote on January 6, 2015, 5:25 AM

I do not know much about Spain but do know that line from the movie "My fair Lady" "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain" (lol)

Janey1966 wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:00 AM

Is there anything you can compare Cava to? Is it sweet? If so, I'll have some!x

SandraInSpain wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:39 AM

Semi-seco is fruity and not exactly sweet, but very gluggable. I'm sure you'd love it! x

seren3 wrote on January 6, 2015, 2:44 PM

I have never been to Spain and would love to hear lots about it! Motoring around must be a lot of fun. Nice to see you here!

Koalemos wrote on January 6, 2015, 4:30 PM

I have been to Costa Blanca many times over the years, although the nearest I have been to Algorfa would be Guardamar del Segura.

SandraInSpain wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:24 AM

You do know the area then! Guardamar is about 15 minutes drive from us. Algorfa is a very pretty village, nestling in a valley and surrounded by orange groves. It's typically Spanish, and we have a great restaurant there - 4 courses of home cooked Spanish food with wine for just €11!

SandraInSpain wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:25 AM

I prefer driving in Spain to the UK - the roads are better, and there's less traffic, although Spanish drivers can be a bit manic.

Koalemos wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:29 AM

Yes, I liked Guardamar and remember an excellent street market, which I think was on Wednesday. It was a fairly easy journey because I got the bus from Alicante Airport to Alicante and then the Costa Azul coach down to Guardamar.

SandraInSpain wrote on January 7, 2015, 2:38 PM

Yes, Guardamar market is Wednesday, and there is good public transport in that area. Unfortunately, it doesn't stretch down to us in Algorfa. Once you're past Torrevieja, it fades away.

Koalemos wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:41 PM

Yes, I do realise that because I caught the service into Torrevieja from Guardamar. It is obviously just a coastal service. but was ideally suited for me.

LilyDay wrote on January 8, 2015, 7:52 PM

It is good that you found your way here.

Living in Spain sounds lovely.

SandraInSpain wrote on January 9, 2015, 7:31 AM

Hello Lily - good to see you here. Yes, I do love life in Spain.

Romeo wrote on January 11, 2015, 3:39 PM

Hallow, welcome to Persona Paper! I ate Spanish food only once in my life and I liked it. It wasn't heavy food , more like a sandwich I think, but I remember I loved it.

allen0187 wrote on January 11, 2015, 7:52 PM

Hi there! Welcome to Persona Paper!!! Glad you are already here in the site. You will enjoy your stay here. Looking forward to reading your work SandraInSpain .

WordChazer wrote on January 15, 2015, 1:00 AM

Mum-in-law did a stint as a travel rep in Estepona after retiring from her teaching role here in the UK. She loves the weather out there too, and the fact that her beloved brother and his wife have a time share in Nerja is an added bonus. My husband and I went to Torreblanca and Fuengirola to visit her while she was out there working but haven't been back since she packed in the repping when the recession hit.

BeadDoodler wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:38 AM

Welcome to Persona Paper. I hope you enjoy your time here. I haven't been here for long and am not very active, but am enjoying all the great posts available and the chatty community.

ashuli wrote on February 23, 2015, 8:25 AM

Hi there ! Welcome to persona paper, i am sure you will enjoy writing here!