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    There's said to be a million Brits settled or partly settled along Spain's Mediterranean coast; good luck to you all. Just thought it might be an idea if some of you ex-Liverpudlians kept in touch with your home (Merseyside) town and showed a little inter-action with those of us still here.


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    Makes me laugh the Brits are forever crying about multiculturalism here in the UK and how minorities refuse to 'integrate' but in Spain they have created one of the biggest British ghettoes in the world in which Spanish cuisine is swapped for cooked breakfasts and pints of ale. The Brits refuse to conform to Spanish laws and most Brits in Spain are uncultured yobs who rarely visit Great Spanish cathedrals or ponder the beauties of their culture and prefer to go and see sticky vicky in Benidorem or keep up to date with the national debate in the Sun or Daily Mail

    In fact the far Right is always moaning on how Brits are leaving the UK in droves and are also proud of their anti Europeanism but when it comes to quitting Blighty and living in Europe they can't wait to do it.

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    You make a good point 'tis odd how the far-right so called patriots are quick to quit the country they claim to love so much and are always encouraging others to do the same. I notice they like to keep some connections with the UK at least just enough to be able to use the NHS as and when they need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suburban View Post
    Makes me laugh the Brits are forever crying about multiculturalism here in the UK and how minorities refuse to 'integrate' but in Spain they have created one of the biggest British ghettoes in the world in which Spanish cuisine is swapped for cooked breakfasts and pints of ale. The Brits refuse to conform to Spanish laws and most Brits in Spain are uncultured yobs who rarely visit Great Spanish cathedrals or ponder the beauties of their culture and prefer to go and see sticky vicky in Benidorem or keep up to date with the national debate in the Sun or Daily Mail

    In fact the far Right is always moaning on how Brits are leaving the UK in droves and are also proud of their anti Europeanism but when it comes to quitting Blighty and living in Europe they can't wait to do it.
    My sentiments exactly, they say they are leaving Britain because of all the asylum seekers coming and and refusing to integrate, then go and create exactly the same situation themselves. Its possible to live in Benidorm, Salou, Magalluf and a host of other places and never need to learn a word of Spanish.

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    I agree, the number of ex scousers coming to Nantwich is terrible, why only today I saw another one with a Liverpool football shirt on. I,m thinking I may as well have stayed in Kensington the way they are infultrating the b***** country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suburban View Post
    Makes me laugh the Brits are forever crying about multiculturalism here in the UK and how minorities refuse to 'integrate' but in Spain they have created one of the biggest British ghettoes in the world in which Spanish cuisine is swapped for cooked breakfasts and pints of ale. The Brits refuse to conform to Spanish laws and most Brits in Spain are uncultured yobs who rarely visit Great Spanish cathedrals or ponder the beauties of their culture and prefer to go and see sticky vicky in Benidorem or keep up to date with the national debate in the Sun or Daily Mail

    In fact the far Right is always moaning on how Brits are leaving the UK in droves and are also proud of their anti Europeanism but when it comes to quitting Blighty and living in Europe they can't wait to do it.

    Couldn't agree more but I have to ask... who's sticky vicky?

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    I can tell you all about Sticky Vicky but not on an open Forum. E-mail ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    sticky vicky and sexy barbara

    I have a video of Sticky Vicky, taken in Mallorca. She is in her 60's and is married to the Chief of Police. (It's why she gets away with it.)

    Her act is amazing ! And she is brilliant for her age. Her daughter is 'Following in her Mums Footsteps' and they are both working the Ballereic Islands and Cruise ships.

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    She's got to be on youTube, Steve! I saw her once. Frankly I thought it a bit er, well, like what the Egyptians used to do on the quays at Port Said to 'entertain' ships crews and passengers . . . a spectacle . . . curiousity droive me to it but thank God she's not a relative of mine.
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    In reply to your post Miguel I live in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, North West Spain a long way from the Mediterranean coast. This is Green Spain and for Green Spain read Wet Spain.
    I was born in Oxford Street, left Liverpool at aged 9 and returned to Bebington in 1968. I was there until 1980 when I moved to County Road Walton. After 21 years there I moved to Hoylake for two years and I've now been here since December 2004.
    I'll post some pictures on the web so you can see what it's like.

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    I think some people are missing the point when dissing ex pats for leaving what they may call a sinking ship.

    It has been proved that a lot of Immigrants come here to sponge off the welfare state that wasn't originally set up as a lifestyle choice. Free education, health service, housing etc etc. not to mention then bringing extended family over to join them on these freebies.

    How many of the British enclave in Malaga or anywhere else have gone their to claim their benefits, and quite rightly they wouldn't be able to. Many set up businesses such as bars whereby (local law usually) they have to employ locals. This is taken to even further extremes for the likes of Oz, Usa, Canada, NZ etc where you always had to score highly on a points system as no doubt those expats on here can confirm. You also have to show you are financially self sufficient.

    I don't think there are any parallels to be drawn.
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    Given the chance i would gladly settle in Spain. That is why i chose to learn the language, so when i do go there i can speak the lingo. I do not like the tourist areas, there are plenty of spanish areas where you can stay, very beautiful areas. I understand why they have the tourist areas, for the income. Everyone is given the chance to stay where they would enjoy their holiday. i choose to stay where i can talk to the locals. The Spanish are wonderful people, very friendly and so laid back. they could learn us a thing or two about relaxing and not living in a 100 miles an hour world. By the way i dont moan about anyone who comes into this country, nor do i hear it from ex-pats i meet in Spain. why would they worry when they live in such a beautiful country.

    If people want to move to Spain, good luck to them. there is no rule (yet) about it. they have every right to live there lives elsewhere. I will one day.

    Until then ADIOS

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    41 years ago I met a Mexican girl, fell in love and we finally got married. Had kids, then I lost my job and couldn't find another (England was going through one of its slumps) so we emigrated to Mexico.
    Difficult times learning Spanish and seeing how things are done here but I was young and adaptable so I managed OK.
    37 years here now, I return to England periodically and enjoy the sites, and the pubs but after so long here I find that after a few weeks I want to come "home".
    The weather is great here, folk are friendly, jobs pay well for professional people, many oportunities without having the taxman take it all away.
    If you decide to emigrate do it wholeheartedly, don't keep whining that "things are better in England".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    Given the chance i would gladly settle in Spain. That is why i chose to learn the language, so when i do go there i can speak the lingo. I do not like the tourist areas, there are plenty of spanish areas where you can stay, very beautiful areas. I understand why they have the tourist areas, for the income. Everyone is given the chance to stay where they would enjoy their holiday. i choose to stay where i can talk to the locals. The Spanish are wonderful people, very friendly and so laid back. they could learn us a thing or two about relaxing and not living in a 100 miles an hour world. By the way i dont moan about anyone who comes into this country, nor do i hear it from ex-pats i meet in Spain. why would they worry when they live in such a beautiful country.

    If people want to move to Spain, good luck to them. there is no rule (yet) about it. they have every right to live there lives elsewhere. I will one day.

    Until then ADIOS
    Here here

    I love living here in Spain, I love the people, my friends are mostly spanish, my childrens friends are all spanish, we dont claim any benefits, we work full time and we dont moan about England, but have to admitt, do chuckle about the rain over there sorry!

    You do get some of the Brits moaning though, but fortunately they usually end up going back to England, where they are probably still not satisfied and still moan

    we chose a village that was very spanish, although there are english here but everyone seems to enjoy being here

    It does not matter where in the world you are as long as you are happy that is the main thing, but got to admit waking up to sun every morning does help, hang on while I just switch the air con on!!!

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    No more commuting between Liverpool and Spain for me. At the end of September I have my one-way ticket: I ain't coming back. Will miss Cy Tucker on the occasional Sunday at The Big House. I certainly won't be missing the weather. Adios amigos
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    Quote Originally Posted by miguel View Post
    No more commuting between Liverpool and Spain for me. At the end of September I have my one-way ticket: I ain't coming back. Will miss Cy Tucker on the occasional Sunday at The Big House. I certainly won't be missing the weather. Adios amigos
    Good on yer, where about will you be moving to? hope the move goes well, and you are right you wont miss the weather. No matter how bad things get, when the sun is shinning things never seem quite so bad!!

    It is also nice to keep in touch via Yo,

    Happy Moving

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    Thanks Carole. I see there's a few negatives at the beginning of this post - they remind me of the anti-Liverpool posts from people who either don't understand Liverpool and its culture, or haven't been here. Similarly those who think Spain is Britsville. Much like those who think England is Blackpool but never mind.
    Yes, Carole. La Zenia. No particular reason save I have friends there, I know the place well, the rent was right, the location (in a commercial and communication sense) was perfect. I have a job there. Hey, that adds up to 'Makes Sense To Me'. What about you, where are you?
    By the way. I was chatting on the telephone today to Val and Jim. Val used to work at the Erskine Ind' Estate. Jim was a Liverpool black cab driver. Val said in all seriousness. She loves Spain so much she would consider taking her life if circumstances meant they had to return to the UK.
    And today, I was in among the Mathew Street Music Festival crowds at the Victoria Monument. I bumped into Peter (ex hospital) and Linda (ex admin' Alder Hey). Living near San Miguel. Loving it. PS They bought through me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miguel View Post
    Thanks Carole. I see there's a few negatives at the beginning of this post - they remind me of the anti-Liverpool posts from people who either don't understand Liverpool and its culture, or haven't been here. Similarly those who think Spain is Britsville. Much like those who think England is Blackpool but never mind.
    Yes, Carole. La Zenia. No particular reason save I have friends there, I know the place well, the rent was right, the location (in a commercial and communication sense) was perfect. I have a job there. Hey, that adds up to 'Makes Sense To Me'. What about you, where are you?
    By the way. I was chatting on the telephone today to Val and Jim. Val used to work at the Erskine Ind' Estate. Jim was a Liverpool black cab driver. Val said in all seriousness. She loves Spain so much she would consider taking her life if circumstances meant they had to return to the UK.
    And today, I was in among the Mathew Street Music Festival crowds at the Victoria Monument. I bumped into Peter (ex hospital) and Linda (ex admin' Alder Hey). Living near San Miguel. Loving it. PS They bought through me.
    I am not too far away from you in La Zenia, about 20minutes or so drive inland. We have loads of clients in La Zenia. I also know San Miguel very well as my mum and dad moved near there 20 years ago, when it was all orange groves and little else. I am glad you have got work to come over to, that is what is hard if you are not retired over here as there are not loads of jobs unless you are fluent in Spanish. I also would not go back to the UK, we always said that if we could not get work, we would go somewhere else in the world but not UK, luckily for us everyone seems to have or want computers so we are safe with work. What kind of work will you be doing? I am sure you will love living here, as you say you know the area very well and it helps having friends here as well. I say good luck to you I am sure you will not regret it, we have been here over five years and have loved every minute of it.

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    Default Viva España viva cataluña ... VIVA SPAIN. VIVA CATALONIA. VIVA.

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    But the most dramatic contribution was that of the local volunteers who travelled to Spain to fight against Franco. Around 130 Merseysiders - including two Liverpool City Councillors - fought in the International Brigades and other anti-fascist militias. Twenty eight local men were killed during the desperate and ultimately unsuccessful war against Franco.http://www.catalystmedia.org.uk/issu..._civil_war.php

    My relatives left liverpool and died for another mans cause the spanish civil war
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