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Selling a property can be a stressful experience and as the method of selling property moves away from traditional estate agency and towards using the internet, some may say this sounds even more daunting. But in reality, is it actually that scary?

We have been monitoring this scenario carefully - observing how our private sellers handle selling via this modern method and our findings are not necessarily surprising but very interesting…

What we have found is that those sellers who often


Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is an annual national public holiday in Spain on October 12. It commemorates when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492.

What do people do?
The king of Spain supervises the raising of the Spanish national flag in the center of Madrid on Hispanic Day. He and the prime minister lead a military parade after that. The parade includes representatives from most of Spain's military units and various


This month we're very sad to be saying goodbye to one of our highly valued and hugely loved volunteers, Beth Mcavoy, as she leaves Spain to return to the UK.

Beth has been a member of our team from the beginning and over the years we've lost count of how many new born abandoned kittens and puppies she's hand-reared to become healthy young adults, ready for their new homes. She has worked tirelessly and selflessly to lovingly nurture each and every one of them, spending countless sleepless nights carrying out bottle feeds every 3 to 4 hours, dedicating herself to the task at hand. And she's still managed to turn up for work at the charity shop the next day, kittens and puppies in tow so they don't have to miss one of their vital feeds.
Her artistic and organisational skills are truly outstanding and have been invaluable to us each year at our annual Scruffs Dog Show. Who else could make a fortune-teller's tent from a beach parasol and a pile of old curtains? Or a brilliant banner from a plastic tablecloth and a pot of paint?


As part of its Cultural week, the Ayuntamiento of Canillas de Albaida proudly presents the third Night of Multi-cultural Music and Dance to be held in the Plaza (main square) in Canillas de Albaida on Sunday 5th October. Admission to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate to local charities.
The event will be hosted by Inez Leniere and Roger Sparks in Spanish and English and they will open the concert at 7.30pm.

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