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Every month writers from the UK and Spain submit a number of articles of general interest. In this section you will find a small selection of some of the best.


Money Drugs and Politics

Big Mouth complaining about sport. Perhaps he would like to take it up? He could try out for the Grapevine football team, for instance…

Money, Drugs, Politics
(a.k.a. sport)

Well, we’ve now had the Chinese Olympics, in which Britain (sorry, Team GB’) did well. We saw the GNP of several developing countries changing hands over and under the counter (money) and the brilliant application of modern science and old fashioned cunning (drugs), all presented in a fantastic


In many aspects of life, the Spaniards have a different view to us foreigners who have decided to settle here. This is particularly true in the world of Insurance. It is only in recent years that Spaniards have thought about Life Insurance or Pension Plans, most Brits realised the benefits many years ago. However, most Spaniards have traditionally taken out Insurance to ensure that their family are not faced with the costs of paying for a funeral. The leading provider of such Insurance is

A question of sport



By the time you read this the Olympics will be over for another four years. Already we will have forgotten what an ippon is – I love the way we are all experts on minority sports for a few weeks during the Olympics. For example, you might find yourself watching the diving and saying “the only chance he has of getting the gold medal now is if he performs a double backwards somersault with pike” An ippon by the way is a full point in Judo, as opposed to a waza-ari which is

Reflexology for Health


For many years I have been an enthusiastic devotee of Reflexology and can testify to its healing qualities. I incorporated it into my practice a decade ago and never ceased to be amazed at how many people find it beneficial.

Reflexology is a method for activating the healing powers of the body. It is both old and new. From ancient texts and illustrations we know that the early Chinese, Japanese, Indians and Egyptians worked on the feet to promote good health. Today many of these same

Essential Fatty Acids


What they can do and where they can be found.

In a past issue we discussed the importance of the main elements that the body requires to function. Water, carbohydrates, protein and fats. I thought it would be a good idea to now elaborate more on the issue of fats….

Our bodies need fats, but of course there are different types of fats, here we are going to look at the good fats which are called Essential Fatty Acids, what the can do and where they can be found. Few people know about

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