Is my UK Driving License valid in Spain post-Brexit?

“Spain (including Balearic and Canary Isles) You can continue to use your licence until 1July 2021. From 1 July 2021 you may need to take a test to exchange your licence. If you hold a licence from Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, you should exchange your licence before 1 January 2021; otherwiseContinue reading “Is my UK Driving License valid in Spain post-Brexit?”

Are European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) still valid?

UPDATE: You can apply for your new card using the same process as before: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/apply-for-a-free-ehic-european-health-insurance-card/ European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC), if issued before 31st December 2020, will be valid until their individual expiry dates. After the end of the year, the UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will instead be issued. Details on how toContinue reading “Are European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) still valid?”

What are the webs in my pine trees?

Lots of little webs start appearing in pine trees over winter; sometimes they will even be in cedar or larch. They look like clumps of spiders’ webs but in fact they herald the approaching processionary caterpillar season. What are Processionary Caterpillars and how to identify them?The caterpillars are hairy and orange-brown coloured with blue bandsContinue reading “What are the webs in my pine trees?”

Planning and Organising a Funeral in Spain

Funerals are not something we think about every day, indeed the majority of people have an aversion to the topic. However, organising a funeral in Spain a funeral is something that has to be considered and preferably prepared for, especially if you are unfamiliar with the local customs and regulations. The Spanish system In Spain,Continue reading “Planning and Organising a Funeral in Spain”