The Awesome 50 Things I Learnt This Year Post (Year 6)

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Dec 282016
The Awesome 50 Things I Learnt This Year Post (Year 6)

Every year I do this. I do a list of 50 things that I have learnt in the year. 2016 has been no different, well actually it has been very different, outside of my sphere of influence it has been a horrible year but within what I control it has been quite good (maybe I should just control everything mwahahaha) Therefore, my list remains an end of year constant. And remember one thing, I never look back at the previous […]

Dec 282015
The Infamous 51 Things I Learnt in 2015 Post - You Can Never Have Too Much Life

Every year I put together a mega post of 50, or maybe even 51, things that I have learnt during the year in business and in life. Here is the fifth year of this review and this time it is mostly business as there has been a particular business slant in the last twelve months, lots of work. Some of the things may be repeated from previous years, as yet I don’t know because when I am writing this I do […]

Nov 112015
WABAS15 in Antequera - My Annual Brain Refresh

Last weekend the fourth annual Writers and Bloggers About Spain conference, #WABAS15, took place in Antequera. Where, I hear you asking? Antequera! It’s a lovely place nestled in the hills above Malaga currently looking to become a World heritage site but more of that later. This is something I started four years ago after a couple of years of existence of the group on Facebook as a response to the ridiculously negative press Spain was getting at the time from misinformed journalists, (Yes, I […]

Dec 272014
The Infamous 51 Things I Learnt in 2014 Post

Every year I learn new stuff, everyone does, or rather should do, however not everyone lays it bare and tells others what they have learnt. I have done it three times now, I focussed on property in 2011 and you can see it here. In 2012 it was more general and you can take a look here and then repeated the dose with a much more personal and introspective one in 2013 which you can view here. So this year it is back for […]

How to Lose An Estate Agency Client By An Untypical Estate Agent

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Dec 122014
How to Lose An Estate Agency Client By An Untypical Estate Agent

You will have heard of 50 ways to leave your lover the Paul Simon song right? This post is slightly different to that, it’s ten ways to lose your client as an estate agent. Luckily for me I have no worries about the clients I lost because of my big mouth and actions over the years. Working in property for so long I have sold a lot of houses to a lot of people, made a lot of friends, had […]

Nov 202014
Lessons Learnt From Writing 10 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day In Spain

I wrote a generally very well received post a few months ago called 10 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day in Spain. (See it at the link… go on I can wait… just make sure to come back here later) It basically glorified a few aspects of living that will make your life in Spain much better than if you don’t do them at all. Anyway, as I said generally it was very well received and shared all over […]


Nov 132014

FIFA today acknowledged that Qatar’s efforts in the run-up to the 2022 vote on the hosting of the World Cup were not good enough. In a damning statement FIFA confirmed that if any country wishes to host the World Cup they would have to do much better on issues of corruption to live up to the standards demanded by the home of World football. Speaking exclusively to us a top FIFA official said they expected much more from participating nations […]

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Nov 112014
I Blame Dunbobbin (The Perfect Antimentor)

I Blame Dunbobbin (But I Cannot Remember His First Name) The first real mentor I had in life was called Mr Dunbobbin, I was 18 so he was Mr Dunbobbin. He was the perfect mentor as he embodied everything I didn’t want to do and didn’t want to become. He was more a sort of a perfect antimentor I was working in a factory, in the offices as opposed to the shop floor as an apprentice accountant. Yes… an accountant, me…. […]

Nov 012014
10 Professions That Make Money Talking Total BS (And Mine)

Firstly, let me say sorry. I apologise if you are the exception that proves this rule. I consider myself to be the exception to number 11. However everything in this post is a truism in my experience. In general 90% or more of the people making money from the following professions are talking total BS most of the time. There are some professionals doing it right, some, but most are secretly scared of getting found out. The idea for this […]

Sep 242014
The 10 Sounds That Let You Know You Are In Spain

Spain is an assault on the senses. The colours, the views, the smells and above all the sounds once sensed never seem to go away. If you are no longer living in Spain then you can be transported back in time to a certain place and event just by seeing, smelling or hearing something that was common in your time in Spain. Living here we get a bit blasé about those little things that remind us that we are in […]