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CREATIVE PROPERTY MARKETING

In years gone by, selling privately meant a hand-made for sale sign in the front garden or a lineage advert in the classified section of a local newspaper. How times have changed!

Today, private sellers are able to find their buyers in exactly the same way as the estate agents – via the internet. Estate agents in Spain rarely have the luxury of a high street office with foreign buyers passing the door on a daily basis, so they rely on property portals (websites they pay to advertise on) to attract buyers from around the globe.

At last, private sellers in Spain now have access to these websites with the help of Creative Property Marketing. It is still not possible for private individuals to advertise directly on most of the property sales websites (particularly the very best ones) however, with the help of David & Sarah, who run Creative Property Marketing, it is now possible to get the best exposure for your property at a fraction of the cost of using an agent.

WALKING THE CAMINO PORTUGUESE

It's that time of year again!As I write this (15th April 2014) it is exactly one year to the day since I set off with my daughter, full of trepidation, to walk the camino de Santiago, 'Frances' route from the French side of the Pyrenees, westward across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela and further to Finisterre, a total of just under 1,000 km.

And in two weeks' time (1 May) I shall be setting off again, this time walking the camino Portuguese, starting in Lisbon and heading north through Porto, across the spanish border and once again to Santiago de Compostela. Not such a long route at just 615 km, but my big challenge this year is that I shall walk alone. Few people start this route in Lisbon, most preferring the shorter stretch from Porto, so the first couple of weeks might be a bit lonely.

ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN

It's that time of year again! As I write this (15th April 2014) it is exactly one year to the day since I set off with my daughter, full of trepidation, to walk the camino de Santiago, 'Frances' route from the French side of the Pyrenees, westward across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela and further to Finisterre, a total of just under 1,000 km.

And in two weeks' time (1 May) I shall be setting off again, this time walking the camino Portuguese, starting in Lisbon and heading north through Porto, across the spanish border and once again to Santiago de Compostela. Not such a long route at just 615 km, but my big challenge this year is that I shall walk alone. Few people start this route in Lisbon, most preferring the shorter stretch from Porto, so the first couple of weeks might be a bit lonely.

CAMPO FAMILY PANTO

We are currently rewriting an up to date version of “Old Mother Hubbard” to allow the children to enjoy the Pantomime as well as the adults.

We plan to hold the show during the last few days of November, venue to be confirmed, but we hope for the room above the Museo de Costumbres y Artes in Competa.

We are now asking for anyone wishing to perform or assist in any way to email me with their details. Backstage there are a mass of jobs required, some people will be needed the whole time we are rehearsing while others needed for final rehearsals and the actual production.

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