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  • The right combination to unlock your pain

    Posted Wed at 4:38 PM by Emmie Cross


    I trained in the military, then I worked in the NHS. Both are all about being part of a team. Not just a team of physios but a multidisciplinary team with Doctors, surgeons and a whole host of other health professional Read More...

  • 70 Essential Paint Terms In Spanish For Awesome Decorating

    Posted Wed at 12:32 PM by Samantha Bayley

    2 Likes 39 Views

    “I want to paint and decorate my home, how do I make sure I get it right?” A lick of paint and a splash of colour is the easiest, quickest and most affordable way to give your home an update and add your uni Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet ... Josie

    Posted Jun 15 by Ali Meehan

    2 Likes 156 Views

    Meet composer/singer and musician, Josie.  Josie talks to Ali about her ambitions with Sound of Lighthouse, things she will achieve over the summer and the bus project!  And scroll to the end - Josie Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet ... Carrie Frais

    Posted Jun 10 by Ali Meehan


    This week I chatted to Carrie Frais, one of the founders of - the Trip Advisor for parents in Spain!  Welcome Carrie Frais – tell me about your journey to Spain – how did you arrive in Bar Read More...

  • Currency News from Currencies Direct - Costa Del Sol

    Posted Jun 7 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    Italian political drama helps to shore up GBP EUR exchange rate   Staying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over t Read More...

  • Awakening & Integration is Brutal & Hard... What is truly happe

    Posted Jun 6 by Barbara Franken


      I wrote this post back in April 2015… and now it is May 2018 and more and more people are experiencing the affects of the great shift of consciousness naturally changing life as we know it on Earth. Th Read More...

  • Ending is a new beginning

    Posted Jun 5 by Katja Rusanen

    1 Comment 2 Likes 314 Views

    When I sat down to write this blog post, I asked Spirit what shall I write about... Within a few minutes, I received a message:“Ending is a new beginning.”It was a very timely message. I was just going throug Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet... Lynda Brettle

    Posted Jun 2 by Ali Meehan


    Hello Lynda – good to meet you.  Where are you from originally and where do you live now?   Born and brought up in England but worked overseas all my adult life – over 20 years with the British Di Read More...

  • Introducing myself

    Posted May 22 by Helen Hooper


    Hey ladies,  Hope this finds you well and enjoying some sunshine??  I am in the UK where it is surprisingly warm at the moment - not going to say too much about that! Thought I would come and introduce mysel Read More...

  • Are YOU Acting as the Creative & Loving Being YOU are?

    Posted May 20 by Barbara Franken


      Believe it or not… we are all creative and loving beings, we are naturally born this way. So how come we don’t seem to remember this… and  instead of creating our joys we act q Read More...

  • Currency News from Currencies Direct - Costa Del Sol

    Posted May 17 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    Pound euro (GBP/EUR) struggles as May rate hike hopes are quashed It can save you time and money to stay on top of the latest currency news, especially with the Bank of England’s (BoE) latest rate decision looming Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet... Sandra Danby

    Posted May 14 by Ali Meehan


    Sandra Danby is an award winning author who specialises in writing stories around the theme of adoption.  A proud Yorkshire woman, Sandra is a tennis nut and tea drinker. She believes a walk on the beach will cure Read More...

  • Finding The Perfect Outdoor Backpack For Your Outdoor Needs

    Posted May 6 by Ali Meehan


    Written by Maggie Hammond When purchasing outdoor backpacks, wet weather is always among the top considerations and how well the backpack will hold is always a concern. Your bags durability could be a difference in Read More...

  • It's TIME to Celebrate your Freedom

    Posted May 4 by Barbara Franken


    Hear Ye… Hear Ye… Oyez… Fellow Human Beings… Exciting times are now upon us… It is time to put our physical dual reality into perspective… It has served us well, we h Read More...

  • Road Less Traveled

    Posted May 3 by Katja Rusanen

    1 Comment 3 Likes 298 Views

    I believe that each person has a purpose. Fulfilling the purpose might lead some of us to the road less traveled as Robert Frost describes:“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by,  Read More...

  • Retune into yourself

    Posted May 1 by Françoise Rajewski


    “When you hear a Tibetan singing bowl or a gong, you don’t just hear sound: you feel vibrations on a deep cellular level. Every bowl and gong is designed to resonate at a frequency corresponding with the bod Read More...

  • 5 Steps to Turn LinkedIn into a Profitable Lead Generator

    Posted Apr 26 by Melonie Dodaro

    1 Like 454 Views

    LinkedIn is an effective lead generator for many businesses, yet many others haven’t realized its potential.   In fact, 80% of all B2B leads generated by social media come from LinkedIn.   With over Read More...

  • When life throws you a curveball

    Posted Apr 25 by Geraldine Scott


    Today I saw a social media post that said “Everything happens for a reason, I just wish I knew what the reason was”. Life throws us all a curveball from time to time.  It can be something simple, missin Read More...

  • Does Spain feel like ''Home'' to you?

    Posted Apr 23 by Rachel Smets

    1 Comment 3 Likes 266 Views

    Settling In Smoothly in your new country: What & How    You found your way to the supermarket without taking unplanned detours. Finally, you begin to recognize my neighborhood and you can find your new hous Read More...

  • Common DIY Tasks That Every Woman Should Know How to Do

    Posted Apr 20 by Ali Meehan

    1 Like 703 Views

    Author: Lucy Parks There are a million and one things that can go wrong in the average household. At any one moment, a long-overlooked imperfection or structural weakness can reach a tippingpoint. Anyone who has su Read More...

  • More good news coming up for Inheritance Tax in Andalucia.

    Posted Apr 11 by Lucia Melgarejo

    3 Likes 529 Views

    Inheritance Tax Allowances for Andalucia have increased with effect on the 1st of January 2018. This is the biggest tax reform made in Andalucia in the past 35 years whereby 95% of the inheritances will be tax exempt. M Read More...

  • Currency News from Currencies DIrect - Costa Del Sol

    Posted Apr 10 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    Underwhelming UK PMIs limit GBP demand Staying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks… Read More...

  • A Rainbow of Love Embracing All the Lost & Lonely People...

    Posted Apr 7 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 456 Views

      He is old, shabby and drags his feet,looking around outside his care home,he smiles as I wave my hand and speak the words Hola!but I sense his wonder of ‘who is she?’AND what has happened to m Read More...

  • 5 Things “Loose Women” can Teach you About Blogging

    Posted Apr 6 by Tina Andlaw

    3 Likes 913 Views

    5 Things “Loose Women” can Teach you About Blogging  by Tina Andlaw   Yes, I’m talking about the infectiously popular ITV talk show. Love it or hate it, there’s something about the Read More...

  • Chapter 4: Halleluya

    Posted Apr 2 by Marta Kali

    2 Likes 385 Views

    Chapter 4 Halleluya   After few almost sleepless nights, we came to a conclusion, that kids should be separated. We had hoped for a peaceful homeschooling and new type of experience, but it looks like they are not Read More...

  • San Isidro Olive Cooperative of Periana introduces their Ecolog

    Posted Apr 2 by Consuelo Lopez Llopis

    1 Comment 2 Likes 310 Views

    San Isidro Olive Cooperative of Periana introduces their Ecological Extra Virgin Olive Oil    San Isidro Cooperative of Periana has started selling their Ecological Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a coupage Read More...

  • An Invitation to Dive Deep Within YOU...

    Posted Apr 1 by Barbara Franken


      The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer   It doesn’t interest mewhat you do for a living.I want to knowwhat you ache forand if you dare to Read More...

  • Gratitude is a positive attitude

    Posted Mar 29 by Clair Meany

    1 Like 387 Views

      Gratitude is a positive Attitude Your attitude comes from your thinking. How you are internalising your world around you and making sense of it. Your actions are very much interlinked with your attitude. Ba Read More...

  • Not so warm welcome

    Posted Mar 27 by Marta Kali

    3 Comments 261 Views

    Chapter 3 Not So Warm Welcome   Spain welcomed us with sunshine, as I was hoping for. Straight from the plane, full of positive attitude, we jumped into our rented car and whoosh we went. We were driving from Ali Read More...


    Posted Mar 24 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 279 Views

      I knew it was a little early to publish my own Awakening story, but a grand inner passion and an excitement so strong drove me to share my magical insights, experiences and new energy/information I’ Read More...

  • Currency News from Currencies Direct - Costa Del Sol

    Posted Mar 19 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    GBP/USD recovers ground on Trump trade anxieties Staying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks Read More...

  • To be or Not to be... Powerful

    Posted Mar 17 by Barbara Franken

    1 Comment 2 Likes 287 Views

      To be or not to be Powerful… is a similar question to be or not to be Selfish? Is it OK to be Selfish and Powerful?   Surely it depends on how you use yourself and your power in relationship Read More...

  • How to move and don't freak out (to Spain from the UK)

    Posted Mar 10 by Marta Kali

    3 Comments 2 Likes 298 Views

    Chapter 2 How To Move and Don't Freak Out I'm just starting to write about it, but this is a new chapter in my/our's started 2 months ago We left the UK with kids (9-M and 4-F) make a long story shor Read More...

  • Are YOU aware of YOUR Awakening & Integration?

    Posted Mar 8 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 472 Views

      I noticed how comfortable I felt experiencing our last powerful Super Blue FullMoon Eclipse… I didn’t feel any big emotions coming up that usually try and pull me into pla Read More...

  • Everything —Everyone— Connected through (K)nothing

    Posted Feb 28 by Lynnclaire Dennis

    3 Likes 773 Views

    I am so blessed to call Marbella home... The website presenting my work has just gone through a renovation, and if you're interested in the Connection between science and spirit, and want to understand why and how un Read More...

  • Thoughts are not facts

    Posted Feb 28 by Clair Meany

    1 Comment 2 Likes 1,900 Views

    Thoughts are NOT FACTS. Just because you think it, does not make it TRUE. For good mental health, self-monitor your internal dialogue. What are you saying to yourself about a person or Read More...

  • Currency news update from Currencies Direct

    Posted Feb 26 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    Uncertainty economic outlook slows pound Sterling advance Staying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple Read More...

  • Redlinecompany useful tips for your business

    Posted Feb 22 by Mari Monge


    Hello, just received an email from Redlinecompany with some useful tips for your business which I thought were quite important to take into consideration. Look at this link  I hope this helps some of those busines Read More...

  • Chronic Pain – Part 3

    Posted Feb 19 by Emmie Cross


    In my first post about chronic pain I explained the difference between chronic pain and acute pain and how pain functions in the body. In my second post I talked about central sensitization and how Read More...

  • Chronic Pain – Part 2

    Posted Feb 19 by Emmie Cross

    1 Like 499 Views

    In my first article about chronic pain I started to explain a little about why chronic pain is different and needs to be treated differently. I talked about the science behind it and how pain works. Now let& Read More...

  • Chronic Pain – Part 1

    Posted Feb 19 by Emmie Cross


    What is Chronic Pain? The dictionary definition of chronic pain is “any pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks.” For many of my patients, by the time they come to see me, they have seen numerous therapists, t Read More...

  • Costa Women West Marbella Group

    Posted Feb 18 by Alison Kynaston-Jones

    4 Likes 397 Views

    I am really pleased to be the new host for the Costa Women group West of Marbella. My work as a Holistic life coach and intuitive gives me the life/ work balance that I need. As so many of us working from home, the Read More...

  • Being in Nature with Full Awareness

    Posted Feb 17 by Barbara Franken

    1 Comment 1 Like 540 Views

      I feel a deep urge to explore my new Environment and discover how far away we now live from the Mediterranean Sea. We are experiencing some cooler weather at the moment so I dress up in my warm jogging cl Read More...

  • Currency News from Currencies Direct

    Posted Feb 13 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    GBP/EUR boosted by hawkish BoE policy outlook The last four weeks have been rather mixed for the pound, with Brexit-based uncertainty tempering the impact of a more hawkish Bank of England (BoE) policy outlook. As a re Read More...

  • It's Going to be OK... But first Welcome the Chaos Part II

    Posted Feb 8 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 442 Views

      I first starting writing about my experience with the New Energies coming in, in 2012. Below is a post I wrote in July 2013 as I felt into the new energies and there affects in the world around me. Today Read More...

  • Four New Business Goals to Consider in 2018

    Posted Feb 6 by Ali Meehan


    Written by James Daniels for Costa Women Drawing up plans for what you want your business to achieve during the year ahead provides an easy way of gauging your progress as the months go by. However, to make the most of Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet... Trisha Rogers

    Posted Feb 5 by Ali Meehan


    Meet Trisha Rodgers who has been living on the Costa del Sol since her retirement in 2002.  Trisha is a crafter and makes hand-made cards.  Find out more about Trisha ... Why Spain?  We retired Read More...


    Posted Jan 30 by Lesley Elder

    3 Likes 405 Views

    Having a chat with a potential coaching client this morning and one of the questions she asked me was "So what makes you qualified to give me advice?"... After explaining that coaching wasn't necessarily giving advice, Read More...

  • Life Changes

    Posted Jan 30 by Charlotte Hanson

    1 Like 889 Views

    Life Changes This morning, while browsing through a parenting social media site, I came across a post that really struck a chord. A series of shorts portraying a woman struggling through long nights with her baby, later Read More...

  • Polish The Diamond In Your Heart - Book Release

    Posted Jan 28 by Dee Coxon


    How to reveal your unique fire and brilliance and turn it into a business in midlife and beyond. Memoir - Workbook and GuideEvery woman I meet has a story to tell and somewhere in that story the seeds of her ne Read More...

  • Currency news from Currencies Direct

    Posted Jan 23 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    Pound rockets on rumours Spain and the Netherlands want ‘soft Brexit’ Staying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out Read More...

  • Magnificent Guest Blogger/Author Feature 2018... Consciousness

    Posted Jan 13 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 482 Views

        This is an invitation to all my Divine and Passionate Brothers & Sisters who love to write…. to feature as my Magnificent Guest Blogger/Author 2018. Not only is it an opportunity to share y Read More...

  • Be still long enough to hear your own wisdom!

    Posted Jan 11 by Kerry Knight

    1 Comment 1 Like 1,464 Views

    Be still long enough to hear your own wisdom! Sometimes you have to stop and get off the merry go round of life to take some time to be in your own thoughts, because inside of you is all the knowledge and wisdom you a Read More...

  • Here We Go

    Posted Jan 9 by Marta Kali

    1 Comment 444 Views

    So, we've decided to move out for the UK to Spain. Health issues, lack of sun and urge to learn new language. Now boxes are half packed, transport is organised and in a week time we'll be in the sunny land.    Read More...

  • Bring Fido!

    Posted Jan 7 by Una Wirkebau

    2 Comments 1 Like 536 Views

    Will it be easy bringing your BFF overseas? NOPE. But that doesn't mean you can't do it. I am here to give you step by step instructions on how to take your fluffy companion from the USA to Europe. Please bare in min Read More...

  • Inspiration to make and reach your goal this New Year!

    Posted Jan 5 by Rachel Smets


    Create goals that you WILL achieve! Learn HOW. ·         What will you be doing in 10 years? ·         Where woul Read More...

  • Abundance begins with a WISH...

    Posted Jan 5 by Barbara Franken

    2 Likes 486 Views

      The colourful sky was Mother Earth’s last gift as we prepared to leave our experiences of 2017 behind AND walk with open hearts and senses into a new year… welcoming in the NEW and receiving Read More...

  • Andalusia in 2018

    Posted Jan 5 by Molly Sears-Piccavey


        On the Piccavey blog this month we have an Exciting Giveaway. Open to anyone with a UK or European address A great opportunity for those planning to travel in 2018 Enter until Sunday 14th January 201 Read More...

  • Currency News from Currencies Direct

    Posted Jan 5 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    GBP performance as markets ponder 2018 Brexit outlook Staying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of Read More...

  • Welcome Home?!

    Posted Jan 5 by Karen Pettigrew

    2 Comments 4 Likes 1,461 Views

    NEW YEAR! NEW MAN! NEW LIFE! NEW BLOG! Hmmm... New Year - definitely - welcome 2018! New man - definitely - met dog walking; shared a cabin on a ship in Norway for 16 days; a motorhome rocketing along from Middle E Read More...

  • Costa Women 2017 Year in Review

    Posted December 31, 2017 by Ali Meehan


    What did Costa Women get up to in 2017?  The answer has to be loads!  Here’s some highlights of our monthly achievements and some of our successes.  Thank you for continued support – we couldn& Read More...

  • Cervical Screening - When did you last have a check?

    Posted December 22, 2017 by Ali Meehan

    2 Likes 1,132 Views

    2018 looms and with it a remind to get our health back on track.  Dentist appointments, health check ups and a desire to get fitter all come to the fore.  Medicare in La Cala have put together a guide about cer Read More...

  • Currency News from Currencies Direct

    Posted December 19, 2017 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    Delays to Brexit talks unsettle pound Sterling Staying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks&h Read More...

  • Wishing YOU Love, Joy & Abundance for 2018

    Posted December 19, 2017 by Barbara Franken


    It’s certainly been an interesting year for us, mainly focusing on ourselves… making sure we are being loving, caring and trusting ourselves, clear on what we desire to further experience AND are Read More...

  • 3 Magical Ways Self-Acceptance Will Change Your Life

    Posted December 16, 2017 by Marléne Shaw


      In my latest book Out Of Fear Into Love I describe the four specific limiting beliefs that cause life to be a struggle; beliefs such as I Need to Prove Myself which get in the way of a happy, successful life. Read More...

  • Currency Update from ´Currencies Direct´

    Posted December 11, 2017 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    Pound climbs as UK begins to make progress in Brexit negotiations Staying on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the nex Read More...

  • Christmas Turkey makes you sleepy - Myth or Fact?

    Posted December 8, 2017 by Clair Meany


    Eating Turkey makes you sleepy! Or does it? Where does this seasonal myth come from and is there any truth to it?   Turkey is a protein and it contains a fairly high amount of the Amino Acid called ' Read More...

  • How My Anger was My Blessing

    Posted December 2, 2017 by Barbara Franken

    1 Comment 1 Like 528 Views

        ‘It was a grand lightbulb moment… when I realised judgement and doubt is equally anchored in the fear of separation, annihilation & feeling powerless.’   My morning was g Read More...

  • Insincere people & how to spot them

    Posted November 30, 2017 by Clair Meany

    1 Comment 2 Likes 612 Views

    Insincere people are not always so easy to spot. Sometimes its their easy smile that pulls you in. It can be the promises they make or compliments to you that are convincing. An insincere person is not revealing to y Read More...

  • Come and discover Priego de Córdoba with Patsy

    Posted November 28, 2017 by Patsy Sweeney

    1 Comment 463 Views

    Hi Everyone!   "Patsy in Priego" here, as I now like to call myself - having lived and worked ( teaching) in the beautiful  Andalusian, provincial town of Priego de Córdoba for over 14 months now. &n Read More...


    Posted November 27, 2017 by Janis Leader

    1 Comment 4 Likes 573 Views

    TRAVEL LIKE AN EXPERT! So, you’ve asked your family and friends for suggestions for one of the most expensive purchases you will make in any year! YOUR HOLIDAY. Yes, it’s true we discuss even the finer point Read More...

  • Estelle and the Bodyworks are going to the Over 50’s Expo!

    Posted November 27, 2017 by Emmie Cross


    And, just like us, the Over 50’s Expo has moved to a bigger, better location in Fuengirola! I have to admit that this is one of my favourite weekends of the year. I get let out of my “box” and g Read More...

  • Bridging the Gap Between Human Tragedy & Social Responsibility

    Posted November 27, 2017 by Jayme Rogers


         You can’t be connected to anything going on in our world today and not be aware of the current refugee crisis. You can’t turn on the news and not see it. Even scrolling through the va Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted November 26, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation is like a gentle bath that dissolves a glue of attachment. I can get so close to some thoughts and ideas that I believe them to be true-the absolute true. It means that I can’t imagine any other alterna Read More...

  • Who Am I Amidst the Games I Play?

    Posted November 25, 2017 by Barbara Franken


    IAM sure you have asked yourself this question to yourself so many times… as you notice life being unfair, not going your way, disappointing AND you end up wondering what you have to resort to, to get some Read More...

  • Childhood Memories Past & Present

    Posted November 23, 2017 by Yvonne newman

    2 Comments 1 Like 474 Views

    As a child growing up in the 60’s and 70’s in England, I remember simple family times, when we had a piano in the front room which my mum would play on special occasions like Christmas. Myself and my sister a Read More...

  • Currency Update from ´Currencies Direct´

    Posted November 20, 2017 by Gaynor Procter-Smith

    1 Comment 547 Views

    Dovish BoE sinks pound, impressive data supports euro November so far has been a bit of a struggle for Sterling, starting with the Bank of England’s (BoE) rate decision which prompted significant losses for the cu Read More...

  • Life is never beige!

    Posted November 20, 2017 by Brenda Malcolm

    1 Comment 1 Like 424 Views

      Life is never beige! So, I have never written a Costa Women blog before - but Andrea’s enthusiastic tips and Ali’s relentless drive and motivation went into my brain bucket.  Ever since we wer Read More...

  • Friendship, Laughter, Love and Life

    Posted November 20, 2017 by lorraine ereira

    1 Comment 380 Views

    As a young girl I was told I had healing hands, before I even knew what that meant. It seems it was my destiny to help others heal and as a mother with two young boys, I studied for a degree in Sports Therapy. Thriving o Read More...

  • chosing a font is like choosing a piece of clothing

    Posted November 20, 2017 by Lynne Armitage

    1 Comment 333 Views

      We all know the feeling, searching through our wardrobe for the right outfit to wear. Is it too formal, too loud, too casual? Finally, we make a choice, get dressed for the day and (with luck!) sally forth with c Read More...

  • One of Life's Taboos - and How I can Help.

    Posted November 18, 2017 by Ruth Forder

    2 Comments 2 Likes 368 Views

    Living in the warmth and friendship of an expatriate community has many benefits - Costa Women being one of them!However, if you were to die here....would your family or friends know what to do, or who to call? What ar Read More...

  • Live the life you love

    Posted November 18, 2017 by Harriet Alexander

    2 Comments 1 Like 442 Views

    Elements 5 coaching "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass Its about learning to dance in the rain."Vivian Greene   Hi my name is Harriet Alexander and I am a qualified coach and development consultant. Read More...

  • 10 reasons why you don’t need a professional copywriter

    Posted November 17, 2017 by Joanna Styles

    2 Comments 3 Likes 722 Views

    Lets start with a fact: all businesses need words. The spoken ones tend to come naturally, but what about the written ones? The ones you need for your website, your blog, your social media posts, your newsletters, your Read More...

  • 5 Types Of Kitchen Person - Which Are You?

    Posted November 17, 2017 by Samantha Bayley

    3 Comments 1 Like 714 Views

    5 Types of Kitchen Person - Which Are You?   Your kitchen is a very special place, not just where food is produced but normally the hub of the home for family gatherings and a place to socialize. We spend a lot Read More...

  • Why It's So Hard To Make Changes By Yourself

    Posted November 16, 2017 by Marléne Shaw

    1 Comment 5 Likes 435 Views

    Hi, I’m Marléne Rose Shaw, I’m a therapist and coach, and I’m also the author of the book: Out Of Fear Into Love: Life doesn't have to be a struggle.   I've been privileged to help people Read More...

  • Women in Business – Doing it Our Way

    Posted November 16, 2017 by Andrea Robson

    4 Comments 1 Like 741 Views

    Isn’t life funny, with its twists and turns? Two years ago, if you had told me I would be an internationally Accredited Coach with her own business, I would not have believed it. If you had then told me I would hav Read More...

  • Facebook Mechanics - The Highlights

    Posted November 13, 2017 by Fiona Catchpowle

    1 Comment 2 Likes 705 Views

      Here is an outline of my top-tips when it comes to understanding how Facebook works and how to get it to work for you and not the other way around.   1. Learn your Tribe’s lingo – use cli Read More...

  • Sendng Money back to the UK

    Posted November 8, 2017 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    Sending money back to the UK? Let’s stretch those euros If your time in Spain is coming to an end and you need to transfer your savings back to the UK, or if you need to send money home to meet ongoing expenses, Read More...


    Posted November 5, 2017 by Barbara Franken


      If I can do it… everyone can. It’s not an easy task though, I actually put it off for many years… but eventually I recognised my programmes, patterns and beliefs I was repeating whilst Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet .... Rachel Kenney

    Posted November 4, 2017 by Ali Meehan

    5 Comments 2 Likes 845 Views

    This week I chatted to Rachel who currently lives in Torremolinos.     Firstly I wanted to know why Spain?   It’s a fairly long – but quite a romantic - story! Almost four years ago I went Read More...

  • The Gin Bar - Tips for Networking

    Posted October 30, 2017 by Sue France


    I used to run ladies business networking groups in the North West of England and retired in 2014. Two weeks later all the women started ringing and emailing me to say “Please keep doing events, we liked them&rdquo Read More...

  • Fundraising for The Christie UK

    Posted October 28, 2017 by Emma Biggins


    I am so excited to announce that I will be representing my home county of South Yorkshire next year in the Galaxy Pagent UK.  As part of this I am raising money for the charity The Christie.  This charity funds Read More...

  • What is Compassion...

    Posted October 27, 2017 by Barbara Franken


      My Divine self popped the word Compassion into my head this last January… after Ali Meehan, a dear friend and founder of Costa Women, suggested that we each choose a word that would insp Read More...

  • How You Can Help Girls in UK Skipping School

    Posted October 26, 2017 by Emma Biggins

    2 Comments 511 Views

    As I am currently in UK visiting family, I was shocked to learn that a lot of girls in UK miss school every month because they cant afford tampons and are too embarrassed to get help. As if growing up isn't difficult en Read More...

  • Currency News from Currencies Direct

    Posted October 25, 2017 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


    GBP/EUR drops despite Catalonian crisis, BoE in focus After hitting a nine-week high of €1.1427 on the 27th September, the GBP/EUR exchange rate took a tumble in October and currently trades in the region of &euro Read More...

  • How To Make Your Online Business Feel Part Of The Local Communi

    Posted October 24, 2017 by Victoria Greene

    2 Likes 747 Views

    You may have heard of omnichannel marketing, where all available online avenues are utilised to help draw in customers to buy your products. But did you know the term ‘omni-local’ also exists and works in t Read More...

  • 56th blog

    Posted October 19, 2017 by lesley enfield


    October 19, 2017 56th Blog   Day 24 As this is Hebridean week on my blog (the first of many as I seem to have so much to tell you all) this picture shows you the big sky. The land up there is very flat w Read More...

  • 56th blog

    Posted October 18, 2017 by lesley enfield


    October 18, 2017 56th blog Day 23 Peat. So here’s how it works……… One day in spring (in the Hebrides that means 5 degrees and howling winds) My stepfather goes out to the moors and s Read More...

  • 56th blog Day 22

    Posted October 17, 2017 by lesley enfield

    1 Like 498 Views

    Day 22. This is the barn. In here all manner of things took place from storing hay, bikes and lawnmowers to cows, sheep and puppies in barrells. It seems now like a conservatory to the main house where my step father Read More...

  • 56th blog

    Posted October 17, 2017 by lesley enfield


    I have been writing a blog on wordpress since the 26th of September this year to celebrate if you like my 56th year on the planet! So I am going to share it here too on Costa women as I am living in Spein now. Hope you e Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted October 14, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner


    ) I want to be a proper person and my Ego takes care of it. It has an important role both to protect me and to discipline me. It does everything to make me acceptable and functional in the society. My Ego is a combinatio Read More...

  • What AM I Doing Wrong?

    Posted October 13, 2017 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 585 Views

    Have you ever wondered what you’ve done wrong? It has been a big part of my life up until I realised that I didn’t have to wonder anymore but realise the truth. I remember very well how it made me fee Read More...

  • Currency News from Currencies Direct

    Posted October 11, 2017 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


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  • Pound bounces back from Theresa May Brexit speech

    Posted September 26, 2017 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


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  • Hidden facts that social media reveals about us

    Posted September 24, 2017 by Clair Meany

    2 Likes 1,283 Views

    This week two Facebook friends of mine lost 'things' of great value, specifically their gold wedding ring and their dog. In the 'real world community' I heard my aunt lost her purse. The reaction on Facebook was immedia Read More...

  • You Can Create World Peace

    Posted September 21, 2017 by Antonia Behan

    1 Comment 1 Like 606 Views

      In alignment with this day of International World Peace, I am considering what each of us can empower ourselves to do, to contribute the development of our peace.  There are many pathways, visions, ideas a Read More...

  • Are YOU Ready to live an effortless & limitless life?

    Posted September 16, 2017 by Barbara Franken


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  • Anxiety is not just in your head

    Posted September 15, 2017 by Clair Meany

    1 Like 1,093 Views

    If you know someone with Anxiety or you have it please read this. It is important to know that anxiety is not something that is just in your head. It is not simply thought related. Thoughts are part of it or can be but t Read More...

  • Meraki Studio Alcala

    Posted September 10, 2017 by Annie Taylor


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  • The Long Ride Home

    Posted September 8, 2017 by Ali Meehan

    1 Like 1,709 Views

    Once again Dave and Mitch Bull are off on another adventure raising awareness and funds for charity.   Last year the father and son team headed off on a mammoth 6500km journey around the perimeter of Spain and Read More...

  • Increasing eye problems in children observed by optical group

    Posted September 7, 2017 by Georgina Shaw


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    Posted September 3, 2017 by Antonia Behan


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  • Costa Women Meet .... Karen McCann

    Posted September 3, 2017 by Ali Meehan


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  • On Mindfulness

    Posted September 2, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Watermusic

    Posted August 29, 2017 by Teresa Doughty


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    Posted August 26, 2017 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 725 Views

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  • Should you find someone to talk to?

    Posted August 25, 2017 by Karoliina Kosmaa

    1 Like 723 Views

    As a counsellor I’ve noticed something that I want to share with you.   Some of my clients have a lot of friends and supportive family around them. They still have the need to talk to someone else. This is v Read More...

  • Currency Update from ´Currencies Direct´

    Posted August 22, 2017 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


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  • Making your own Diamonds

    Posted August 21, 2017 by Ali Meehan

    1 Like 976 Views

    This morning, after the fires at Mijas and Benahavis over the weekend, I have been thinking about how amazing nature is to recreate itself after a devasting fire where all of it has been burnt away.   In a few mon Read More...

  • Respuesta

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Teresa Doughty

    1 Comment 1 Like 951 Views

    Respuesta   Espana clamours at me In its warmth, and dazzle, and power I listen , bemused. -  half catch my breath As cadences descend like jewels in a waterfall   With a clatter of smiles and welco Read More...

  • La Japonesa

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Teresa Doughty


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  • All the Rest

    Posted August 20, 2017 by Teresa Doughty

    1 Comment 1 Like 875 Views

    All the Rest   I would like to rest in the shadow of your smile I would like to go along the road a bit and lean on your arm for the last mile or so   for a little while and take the time to hear the Read More...

  • Tips for transferring funds to and from Spain

    Posted August 14, 2017 by Gaynor Procter-Smith


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    Posted August 14, 2017 by Sue Cross

    1 Comment 1 Like 545 Views

    Every day of our lives we take risks, although some of the time we are unaware of it. For instance, we take a risk every time we hurry down the stairs to answer the door. We could fall and cause ourselves injury but we g Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet .... Jannice Jones

    Posted August 14, 2017 by Ali Meehan

    1 Comment 1 Like 600 Views

    Sit back and "listen to the music" in our interview this week with Jannice Jones -   singer, songwriter and just about to launch of her new Album with Karn Harding "Woman In My Prime". Fiona talks to Jannice ab Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted August 11, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 686 Views

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  • Another Face of Spain

    Posted August 2, 2017 by Rosalie Marsh


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  • Can mindfulness drawing help?

    Posted August 2, 2017 by Karoliina Kosmaa

    2 Likes 702 Views

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  • Self Discipline

    Posted August 1, 2017 by Inez Robinson

    1 Comment 3 Likes 613 Views

    Isn’t easy. Working for yourself has so many positives, and most people only concentrate on that. Which is good. But then they forget, or omit, the less than positive side. The discipline needed. It&rsquo Read More...

  • My Decision to Quit

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


      A few years ago  I decided to quit smoking. The truth is without excuse or apology I enjoyed a cigarette and came to use smoking as a reward system for myself. Whether it was after a hard days work, p Read More...

  • Can you make confidence happen?

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


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  • Do You Need A Goal or a System ?

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


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  • What does Scarlett Moffatt have to do with you starting a busin

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


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  • Unknowns mixed with fear are what’s holding you back

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


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  • Why you should always plan your website

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


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  • How to get from career to calling in 5 easy steps

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


      Your career is what you’re paid for your calling is what you’re made for   I absolutely love the line above and whenever I say it to women; I see light bulbs coming on all over the place. How Read More...

  • What is a 6 figure launch and how do you make it happen?

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


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  • Overcomer Series with Dee Coxon

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


    Recently a snapshot of my business journey has been featured in the overcomer series. Feel free to have a read and see if any of this resonates with you! Growing up, did you always dream that you would Read More...

  • Why your critics aren’t the ones who count

    Posted July 31, 2017 by Dee Coxon


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  • On Mindfulness

    Posted July 16, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 733 Views

    It happens that people get on my nerves. I can feel apprehensive, irritated and impatient with strangers as well as with the closest ones. And I will start looking for reasons and solutions to that irritation by correcti Read More...

  • A Message to All Our Children...

    Posted July 1, 2017 by Barbara Franken

    3 Likes 997 Views

        Contrary to what you may of learned, YOU are the centre of the universe and can best dive deep and get to KNOW yourself and your heart desires, become your own best friend and LOVE and TRUST yourself Read More...

  • What does perfectionism have to do with the heart (and your abi

    Posted June 29, 2017 by Melissa Bitz

    1 Like 705 Views

    Does the phrase "striving but never arriving" describe how your feel in your biz?  What this looks like:  >>You feel you know your shit, you have the knowledge, the brilliance, wicked skills and awesome Read More...

  • Could a Vow to Be Perfect be sabotaging your business?

    Posted June 14, 2017 by Melissa Bitz


        Raise your hands if the term "massive action" just puts you off? I mean, am I the only one that becomes more paralyzed when I hear it? What does it even mean? How much action is "massive" and, more imp Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet .... Phillipa Sudron

    Posted June 10, 2017 by Ali Meehan

    2 Comments 3 Likes 1,739 Views

    In this week's interview we talk to Phillipa.  Phillipa lives in Velez Malaga where she has created a new tourism website to share all that is good about the Town.  Hello Phillipa - tell us about your life b Read More...

  • Increase your Facebook Organic reach for FREE!

    Posted June 7, 2017 by Fiona Catchpowle

    2 Comments 3 Likes 873 Views

    I’ve been using the new-ish style of Facebook Call to Action posts for a while now on the Pages I manage for others and I have found a significant increase in engagement, reach (10-20%)* and actions taken by the en Read More...

  • Are YOU Choosing Fear or Love...

    Posted June 6, 2017 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 1,176 Views

        As one part of my journey was coming to an end and I was allowing a new beginning to unfold, I wrote in my book Your Magnificent Self… A Journey To Freedom the fol Read More...

  • How to take part in a Costa Women Zoom

    Posted June 5, 2017 by Fiona Catchpowle

    1 Like 626 Views

    Costa WomenZoom are our new video interview platformStarted back in February 2014 as an experiment, the video interviews originally as Google Hangouts have now become a staple part of the Costa Women diet. What is a Zoom Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted June 4, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 700 Views

    How about having a glass of wine? Red, smooth and dry; you watch it being poured into a glass, then you smell it and taste it holding it in your mouth for a second and then, very quickly you are being carried away to som Read More...

  • Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks

    Posted June 4, 2017 by Ali Meehan


    In the past few weeks, ransomware has stolen the headlines of many newspapers. But beforehand, let's be honest, who was really knowledgeable about online threats and daily online attacks? Or even who REALLY cared? Raise Read More...


    Posted May 28, 2017 by Barbara Franken


        Society is riddled with taboos and one of the strongest, lives as a parasite in the issue around MENTAL HEALTH. Today most families are affcted in some way, but its no good pointing the finger... be Read More...

  • Need to Know - Tips for Moving to Spain

    Posted May 21, 2017 by Ali Meehan


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  • On Mindfulness

    Posted May 14, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 860 Views

    -“I feel lonely”- said a person to me. It surprised me and I thought: “But you have a husband and children, family and friends, you have a dog, a house and a good work; you are not lonely.” But I Read More...

  • Contributors for New Book Needed

    Posted May 10, 2017 by Maxine Raynor

    1 Comment 2,335 Views

    Hi Everyone - I had posted this elsewhere, but can't find it now so here it is again! I'm drafting my first book under my MoneySaverSpain brand: How to Make Extra Cash In Spain and I'm looking for people who would Read More...

  • Online dating dilemmas... Those moments that leave us scratchin

    Posted May 9, 2017 by Katie May


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  • Women Wellness - Immune System

    Posted May 5, 2017 by Aly Farmer


    The Immune system is very complexed and variable. This is something we need to learn about for optium health. A few things we should consider are that the food we eat is grown in soil that is depleted of the nutrients we Read More...

  • Are you committed to professional development and networking?

    Posted May 5, 2017 by Georgina Shaw


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  • On Mindfulness

    Posted May 1, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner


    What is a difference between wanting a pair of Louboutin’s red-soled shoes and wanting to help a suffering person? What is a difference between wanting to climb Kilimanjaro and wanting to walk Camino de Compostela? Read More...

  • 20 Free Apps to move around Spain

    Posted April 27, 2017 by Elena Zurriaga

    3 Comments 2 Likes 1,985 Views

    Recently I was reading a FB post related to the use of specific apps and came to me the idea of writing this blog.   Using virtual tools is a time and money-saver, it promotes business organization, management a Read More...

  • Where in Spain is the best place for your first date?

    Posted April 26, 2017 by Katie May


    Spain – sun, sea, food, drink and glorious places to see! – With all the choice, where would you meet on your first date with  Cocktails at the beach would be most people’s id Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted April 18, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 1,630 Views

    Spring is in the air. Love is in the air-this beautiful, fascinating and confusing something. So how about it, Love-I mean. Let’s have a closer look at it, let’s poke it a little.   I can start by ridic Read More...

  • Women Wellness - Energise your lifestyle

    Posted April 16, 2017 by Aly Farmer


      ENERGISE YOUR LIFE - Recharge your energy levels with tips for a healthier lifestyle - The more energy we have, the more we do and the happier we feel. Energy is our Fuel; - we need it to get up in the Read More...

  • How to be Fearless on Facebook

    Posted April 13, 2017 by Fiona Catchpowle

    3 Likes 1,153 Views

    When it comes to social media, and especially Facebook too many people build obstacles in their way to getting started, before you can even contemplate a strategy or make a sale.   Having spoken to many business Read More...

  • New for summer – sandals as comfy as they are stylish!

    Posted April 13, 2017 by Emmie Cross

    2 Comments 1 Like 1,983 Views

    Introducing Vionic sandals at the Bodyworks Clinic. Podiatrist approved, designed in style   Good Foundations It’s not news that for many people an insole or orthotic in their shoe will make their feet (an Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted April 2, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 952 Views

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    Posted March 29, 2017 by Ann Pike Slotta


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  • Women Wellness - Chemical Reaction

    Posted March 27, 2017 by Aly Farmer


    The role of the immune system is to protect us from foreign invaders, such as bacteria, but today chemicals and manmade substances that are in our food, beauty products, hygiene and cleaning products are fighti Read More...


    Posted March 24, 2017 by Sue Cross

    2 Likes 979 Views

    A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE by Sue Cross Purpose is not always addressed until something or someone significant is removed from our lives. It could be children growing up and flying the nest as they go to university or p Read More...

  • Entrepreneur Over 40'?

    Posted March 21, 2017 by Maxine Raynor

    2 Comments 2 Likes 1,072 Views

    Hi Everyone - asking for a favour! I'm in the process of launching my first business in Spanish: Femprendiendo -  a community for Spanish-speaking would-be entrepreneurs or those who've already embarked on the adve Read More...

  • NIE: The Essential Procedure being an expat in Spain.

    Posted March 21, 2017 by Elena Zurriaga

    2 Comments 2 Likes 708 Views

    Are you living in Spain? Or Planning to move over here?   If this is the case, this bit of info about the NIE, might interest you…     What’s the NIE?   The NIE stands for: N&uacut Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted March 20, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 2 Likes 841 Views

    I feel sorry for “the feelings”. I am sorry for the way they are treated or rather mistreated. They are diminished, ridiculed and disrespected; they can be both dismissed and glorified. And above all they are Read More...

  • Humankind is Evolving SuperQuantum... AND You are no exception

    Posted March 19, 2017 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 717 Views

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  • Journey of a Clean 9 body cleanse.

    Posted March 17, 2017 by Jodie Barr


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  • Scammer Alert - how to keep your online dating safe

    Posted March 16, 2017 by Katie May


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  • SEO 2017 – A Tale of One Kingdom

    Posted March 13, 2017 by Sonia Ingriselli

    2 Likes 2,571 Views

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  • Making a difference

    Posted March 13, 2017 by Tracy Jackson

    1 Like 687 Views

    Many elderly people do not get the care they need, leaving many being left to struggle and cope alone. There has been alot of social activity recently in the UK and Spain about Nursing Home care for the elderly and the l Read More...

  • Be Bold for Change at Costa Women!

    Posted March 12, 2017 by Ali Meehan

    7 Comments 4 Likes 1,020 Views

    Be bold for change is the theme for this years International Women’s Day and on behalf of Costa Women I have been doing that recently.   Many of you know that I started Costa Women when we moved back from th Read More...

  • Lead Your Life

    Posted March 11, 2017 by Antonia Behan

    2 Likes 933 Views

    Lead Your Life 2/18/2017 0 Comments   If You Are Going to Lead, Then Lead.Linda Cliatt-Wayman  Leadership is about becoming the writer of the story of your life. I beli Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted March 5, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 1,155 Views

    The thinking, intelligent mind likes to take possession. It appropriates whatever is happening to “you” using words like “I”, “me” and “mine”. It loves telling stories in t Read More...

  • Are YOU Ready to take on your NEW role as Master and Creator?

    Posted March 4, 2017 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 929 Views

    IAM happy to introduce you to my Local MasterCreator Class/Taster sessions I have lined up on Monday afternoons 2-4pm on March 20th, April 10th and each monday 1-5pm in May at Liisa's StudioMindBody in Fuengirola. For Read More...

  • Women Wellness - Let´s start at the beginning

    Posted February 19, 2017 by Aly Farmer

    1 Like 1,100 Views

    So where does it all start? Hormone imbalance begins when the estrogen level drops slightly followed by the progesterone, which actually drops further, then the estrogen starts to fall again and the progesterone f Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 19, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner


     A member of my family died lately. It was too soon, too abrupt and too painful; it almost always is. We are still shocked at that fact. We don’t know how and where to put this huge empty space that is left fo Read More...

  • How to Accept Myself for Who IAM?

    Posted February 18, 2017 by Barbara Franken


    How to accept myself for Who IAM?   IAM sure you have asked yourself this question, just like I have. I remember being in my late teens when I first began thinking about it. I would ponder on the question, but t Read More...

  • The #YouEconomy

    Posted February 14, 2017 by Geraldine Scott


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  • looking for contacts near Girona

    Posted February 9, 2017 by Teresa Doughty

    1 Comment 1,671 Views

    Hello   I`m looking for contacts oin the Girona area, to meet for chats and coffee, if anyone would like to meet up? I am retired and l live in Lloret de Mar. Would like to share experoiences of language learning Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 5, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 11,526 Views

    “I wish I could stop thinking “is a thought that probably pops up on everybody’s mind from time to time. Thinking in such cases instead of bringing a solution and help, has accelerated into a messy hurr Read More...

  • How YOUR Compassion can transform YOUR Chronic Dis-ease

    Posted February 4, 2017 by Barbara Franken

    3 Likes 975 Views

    We are all used to pushing everything away that we don’t like, scare us, are negative and don’t feel good… everything that causes us to suffer and struggle. However, there comes a time when we have t Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 22, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 1 Like 1,087 Views

    I began learning to write and read by learning alphabet. So did Shakespeare. I am not going to compare his skill of writing to mine, but it is obvious that we both started from A, B, C... If it is knitting, cooking or co Read More...

  • How the ENERGY of 2017 I feel, can serve us all...

    Posted January 16, 2017 by Barbara Franken

    2 Likes 2,289 Views

    Many moons ago when I was living in Amsterdam as a young woman I joined a weekly Self-Discovery group ‘Eigenwijs’; to help me discover the more I had always felt IAM and indeed others and the Environment ar Read More...

  • After Shirley Valentine

    Posted January 13, 2017 by Katie May


    As I run a couple of dating sites we do receive some lovely stories from happy members, or rather ex members who have been lucky to meet someone on site. This is one of my favourites and is shared with permission of the Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 8, 2017 by Izabela L-Sletner

    4 Likes 1,272 Views

    The past does not exist and neither the future. Whatever we experience is happening now in the present. We tell a story about what happened or what’s going to happen, but this story is being told now. What we take Read More...

  • Best of 2016 at MeMyMagnificentSelf

    Posted January 8, 2017 by Barbara Franken


    Before I cross the threshold of a NEW year and welcome in 2017… IAM taking time to look back on what IAM taking with me. There have been so many new insights and wisdom gained from my experiences these last few Read More...

  • How to take part in a Costa Women Hangout

    Posted January 5, 2017 by Fiona Catchpowle

    2 Comments 2 Likes 1,125 Views

    Costa Women Hangouts are now over 100! Started back in February 2014 as an experiment, they have now become a staple part of the Costa Women diet.   What is a Hangout? (aka Hangouts On Air with YouTube Live ) It Read More...

  • Motivational Web Series

    Posted January 3, 2017 by Emma Biggins

    5 Likes 821 Views

    It takes 21 days to create a habit and 60 days to create a lifestyle.  Since everyone is making new year resolutions and setting goals for 2017 I decided this would be the perfect time to do my new web series all ab Read More...

  • Women Wellness - To Planner with a 2017 Planner

    Posted January 2, 2017 by Aly Farmer


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    Posted December 31, 2016 by Sue Cross


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  • Girl Power Needed - Can you help?

    Posted December 30, 2016 by Molly Sears-Piccavey

    1 Comment 2 Likes 3,111 Views

        Hello Costa Women, I hope that you have had a great Christmas Break and are looking forward to a fabulous start to 2017 2016 was a bit ´meh´ and I´m glad its over myself.   Toda Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted December 26, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 1,097 Views

    I was not taught to indulge my wants. Contrary, I was taught to control them. There was something wrong with the very notion of having a desire. There was something frivolous and egoistic in it. The real virtue was in gi Read More...

  • Women Wellness - Festive Season

    Posted December 22, 2016 by Aly Farmer


    At this time of the year it can be very difficult for women with hormonal issues, mainly because there is so much rich food and alcohol around. This doesn´t mean you can´t join in the spirit of the season, bu Read More...

  • Bravo for EU consumer protection re: abusive mortgage clause

    Posted December 22, 2016 by Dominique White


    Bravo European consumer protection! Success for mortgage holders Have you applied for compensation for abusive clauses in your Spanish mortgage? If not, why not? The extent and scale of the abuses carried out by Spanish Read More...

  • Be the LOVE, PEACE & JOY this Christmas & 2017

    Posted December 17, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    Sending much LOVE, PEACE & JOY for you to experience this Christmas Time. No matter the turbulent and uncertain times YOU perceive around the world, within your own body and relationships. It is essential YOU stand st Read More...

  • Don't let Trump or Brexit stop you from living life to the full

    Posted December 15, 2016 by Jessica McGregor Johnson


    At times like these, when the world is in turmoil, Brexit and Trump being just two of the many things happening right now, there is a human tendency to batten down the hatches, pull our head in like a tortoise in dan Read More...

  • Women Wellness Guide - Chemicals

    Posted December 13, 2016 by Aly Farmer


    Hormones are very tricky and the more we can learn about them the better. Today women have very busy lives, but with time and patience they can balance their hormone levels with the use of natural products and therapies, Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted December 10, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    “To be or not to be?” is this really “the question”? I believe that it is rather “How to be happy?” question. And when we are that we don’t bother about being or not being, the a Read More...

  • Words of Empowerment... from Steven

    Posted December 10, 2016 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 896 Views

    So much Potential is the title of Steven’s latest blog post that my friend Dana led me too after mentioning him in her beautiful and thoughtful post Being. BEING to me is experiencing the aliveness of your spiri Read More...

  • Does Magnesium Help You Sleep?

    Posted December 1, 2016 by Louise O'connor


    Does Magnesium help you sleep?   Maybe, but probably not in the way that you think it does.   Here's the truth:   People have taken Magnesium before bed for years, sometimes in the mixed product ZMA. Read More...

  • 6 Simple Life Moves... To BEING Magnificent YOU

    Posted December 1, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    It is in times of stormy and dark days, whether this is physically, emotionally or mentally, we can ALLOW ourselves to focus, be aware and relax into the soft, quiet, warm light that glows deep within our core. With ou Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted November 27, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    When I talk about mindfulness and mention non-intellectual, non-thinking aspect of it I see some kind of panic and trepidation in people’s eyes. I see doubting and ridiculing the idea of existence without thinking. Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet ... Nana Norrbom

    Posted November 27, 2016 by Ali Meehan


    - Hello Nana – you moved for love from Denmark to Fuengirola; tell us more!   In 1997 I came to Spain as I met my husband here. He is Danish too and had already lived here for 10 years so I decided to give S Read More...

  • Christmas Events and Activities at the Kempinski

    Posted November 24, 2016 by Georgina Shaw

    2 Likes 788 Views

    The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona on the Costa del Sol has established itself as a firm favourite in the area as a great place to celebrate Christmas and New Year and has a wonderful programme of events to enjoy th Read More...

  • Will the INTEGRATION of my Body, Mind & Spirit ever END?

    Posted November 21, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    While the Human Body and Mind goes through a tremendous reNEWal… natural UPDATES and DETOXIFICATION due to the high light frequencies penetrating Earth and all Humankind, the MasterCreator within (spirit essence Read More...

  • I Talk about the Fear of Death... Because I Love You

    Posted November 18, 2016 by Barbara Franken

    2 Likes 855 Views

    I spiralled down into a vacuum of misery and all I could do was retreat to a quiet place to feel into this strange attack on my normal happy being. I felt cold and powerless and everything in life seemed hopeless, not Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted November 13, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I don’t like making mistakes. But who does? I know that mistakes are important for me learning, developing and growing. I know that I can’t avoid them. They belong to life. I try to pacify them, using affirma Read More...

  • Change is Happening... Are YOU Allowing Yourself to Change Too?

    Posted November 9, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    Not so unlike the ‘mass’ of British folk who voted to leave the choking ties of Europe and forge their own path into the unknown in search of freedom… The ‘mass’ of North Americans have v Read More...

  • Tips....For a better sleep part 2....

    Posted November 9, 2016 by Louise O'connor

    1 Comment 887 Views

    * Sleeping Environment   You can think of the ideal sleeping environment as cave-like.   *Quiet *Cool *Dark *and comfortable (ok, I don't know how comfortable a cave would be.  But you get the point Read More...

  • Introducing Mundo Mania – A world of fun for everyone!

    Posted November 8, 2016 by Georgina Shaw

    1 Like 2,198 Views

    Introducing Mundo Mania – A world of fun for everyone!   Mundo Mania is under construction in Cancelada, Estepona. Due to open on Saturday 3rd December, this will be the biggest family entertainment Read More...

  • What your Self Image says about you (or not)

    Posted November 6, 2016 by Claudia Roth

    1 Like 1,175 Views

    My reality was shaken when I was in Auroville in the south of India last November! For many years (even decades) I created this special self-image called Claudia Roth, a successful global business leader who much enjoyed Read More...


    Posted November 4, 2016 by Sue Cross

    1 Like 1,920 Views

    THE PITFALLS OF COMPARISON It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of comparing ourselves with others. Those that use social media are particularly at risk, as we are presented with what the person decides to reve Read More...

  • The Coworking Revolution

    Posted November 4, 2016 by Georgina Shaw

    1 Comment 2 Likes 911 Views

    Millennials and Generation Z are driving a massive shift in the global work force, looking for flexible, inspirational spaces around the world where they can grow their business. This has led to the rise of coworking, Read More...

  • Tips...For a better sleep!

    Posted November 1, 2016 by Louise O'connor

    1 Like 842 Views

    Tips for a better sleep part 1.....   No matter what my clients goals are, sleep is always the first thing I will look at.   Poor quality and quantity of sleep can affect so many aspects of a person's day t Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted October 29, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 1,235 Views

    I can sing to myself “Don’t worry, be happy”. In spite of this wise message I do worry. And the world, media and society supply me with reasons to worry. So I worry about wars and terrorist’s atta Read More...


    Posted October 28, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    My friend Linda over at Litebeing has a challenge… Litebeing’s Magnificent Challenge that I would like this post to be a part of. It is my contribution to help others understand the why’s and how&rsq Read More...

  • Business Stagnating? A Vow to Be Invisible Could Be Costing You

    Posted October 27, 2016 by Melissa Bitz

    5 Likes 1,280 Views

    Do any of the following statements sound like you (even just a teensy bit)? I feel uncomfortable shining too brightly.  Better to blend in and be more appropriate. I don´t feel I have any special attribute Read More...

  • Culture trip

    Posted October 22, 2016 by Chris Dove


    Question: Why move to Spain? Answer: Paella

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    It is a truth universally acknowledged that “negative” feelings are not welcome in our lives. We would actually do anything to get rid of them and live happily without them. Unfortunately the buggers won&rsqu Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet ... Maxine Bygraves

    Posted October 15, 2016 by Ali Meehan

    2 Likes 3,536 Views

    Hello Maxine, you have been in Spain for a long time - why did you decide to move to Spain I came when my youngest son was two, fell in love with the beauty of Spain and the friendly Spanish people, having lived in the Read More...

  • Astrology as a Tool to help you move into your own powerful tot

    Posted October 14, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    Thank you Linda LiteBeing for helping me move into my Powerful Totality… Last year my dear friend Linda over at LiteBeing gave me a written astrology reading… a fascinating tale of Barbara based on my bi Read More...

  • Wine & Cupcakes

    Posted October 12, 2016 by Louise O'connor

    3 Comments 998 Views

    Wine & Cupcakes....   Last Wednesday night I wanted to either drink a bottle of wine or go face first into a chocolate cake...   I messaged my friend - "What do you do when you want to eat your feelings or Read More...


    Posted October 10, 2016 by Sue Cross

    1 Comment 2 Likes 1,789 Views

    Boundaries In the past, I have had such a desire to be accepted that my boundaries were fuzzy. I have always found it easy to make friends and people tell me that I am an open, friendly person. These are words that I lo Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 1,369 Views

    I had planned a short, one day trip. I was looking forward to a new place, eating out, sleeping in a hotel and lounging around. A chain of circumstances deprived me of that day off. It came to nothing. There was not a Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet ... Renate van Nijen

    Posted October 1, 2016 by Ali Meehan

    1 Comment 2 Likes 4,061 Views

    Hello Renate, lets start with your story of 'Why Spain?' why did you here and where you have come from originally?   I am Dutch and after my mother died in the year 2000 by means of euthanasia, which was actually Read More...

  • What is Loving Yourself All About... Part III

    Posted September 30, 2016 by Barbara Franken


      Thankfully it has been quite a few years ago since I became my own best friend and changed the way I searched outside of myself for acceptance and recognition that made me instantly feel relaxed and stress-free Read More...

  • Moderation

    Posted September 29, 2016 by Louise O'connor


    MODERATION...   Today, I want to talk about MODERATION.  I know, I know moderation is so....blah blah.  We hear it all the time from nutritionists, magazines etc.  But on some level, we don't like m Read More...

  • Setting SPECIFIC Money Goals: Magic Torpedo Fuel For Our Dreams

    Posted September 24, 2016 by Melissa Bitz


    So the nerdy academic in me has a quote for you today:  “If you don´t know which port you´re steering for, no wind is favorable.”  Hmmm…think about that for a second…..DU Read More...

  • Something Nice I Read in the Book I´m Reading

    Posted September 22, 2016 by Emma Biggins

    1 Comment 3,667 Views

    I am still reading the book Power of a Positve Women.  The bit I just read I found very interesting.  With todays media I feel there is much more pressure on Women too look good and be "perfect" whatever that Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted September 18, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 1 Like 1,810 Views

    It has been a beautiful summer in Norway. The nature is rich and exuberant here. The intensity and variety of green colors is breath taking. And the weather is very changeable. There are no two days similar; it may rain Read More...

  • What Is... Loving Yourself All About? Part II

    Posted September 17, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    Since my post last week have you thought about how YOU love YOURSELF? Are you choosing to stand out from the herd, to steer yourself in the direction of thriving in life, being responsible for your words and actions an Read More...

  • Have you had a wobble this week

    Posted September 15, 2016 by Louise O'connor


    Hi Ladies   So many ladies I have spoken to this week have been having a wobble - me included.   I just couldn't get into the swing of things.   I though I'd get that "Back to School" feeling on Mond Read More...

  • Biking with the Bulls for Charity

    Posted September 14, 2016 by Ali Meehan

    1 Comment 1 Like 1,592 Views

    The Bull boys are off on another adventure to raise money and they need Costa Women help!   It's not long now until father and son team, Dave and Mitch Bull, will be off on their epic journey around the coast an Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet ... Saskia Vervoort

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Ali Meehan


    September is World Awareness month for Alzheimer's. Saskia Vervoort is one of our Dutch members and has found a unique way to raise money for charity and get fit at the same time. Saskia is cycling "virtually" in aid of Read More...

  • An easy way to stretch out of your comfort zone

    Posted September 12, 2016 by Adele de Caso


      Doing something that makes you feel a little uncomfortable every day, is how you grow and develop. You can stretch yourself just a little to begin with. Things that appear uncomfortable at first, will become co Read More...

  • Green Tea Proven To Reduce Fat...Well Kinda

    Posted September 8, 2016 by Louise O'connor


    Green tea is one of the better known 'healthy things' being talk of health and fitness bloggers, the famous and health magazines for sometime now.   Now I'll say outright, its probably IS good for you (or a least Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted September 2, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Mindfulness meditation is not a religion or a religious attribute. Practicing mindfulness meditation will not make of you a slave to a sect or destroy your life. Yes, meditation is used and talked of in many religions, b Read More...

  • Women Wellness Guide - Hormone Imbalance

    Posted September 1, 2016 by Aly Farmer


    WHEN DOES THIS TAKE PLACE? There are many factors that contribute to hormone imbalance, like everything imbalance means out of order or not running smoothly. This in turn creates issues of dis-ease in our body. From the Read More...


    Posted September 1, 2016 by Louise O'connor

    1 Like 856 Views

    "I know I shouldn't get hung up on the number, but...."  I hear this all the time Ladies, from women - it's like on one hand we believe that our weight is not the end-all-be-all of health and fitness, but we simply Read More...

  • Getting ready for the new term

    Posted August 30, 2016 by Georgina Shaw


    I can't believe it, but somehow the long summer holidays are nearly over and term is beginning in state primary schools on the 12th of September! This final 12 days is always the worst bit for us, as summer school ends Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted August 21, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 1,761 Views

      There are days without excitement-the ordinary days; no inspiration, no particular meetings, no prospect of fun. The everyday routine at work and at home; the tiding up, the food-making, bit of reading and telly Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted August 14, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 2,605 Views

    I have heard a beautiful Chilean song -”Gracias a la Vida”. The melody and the lyrics stay with me all the time now. “Thank you”-I should say it to the life more often. Instead I ignore the r Read More...

  • What is LOVING YOURSELF all about? Part I

    Posted August 10, 2016 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 1,294 Views

    Someone lovingly reaches out... with a smile, interested in how you are or maybe offers a piece of chocolate or a beautiful bunch of flowers AND sometimes you find yourself wishing for acknowledgment, an embrace, commu Read More...

  • moving to Malaga in 2017

    Posted August 9, 2016 by Sabine Krenkler

    6 Comments 3 Likes 6,880 Views

    Hello all I have just joined this site and hope to make friends before we move next year with whom I can meet up once settled in Malaga, Spain.I am a single parent of 2 teens and this is a fresh start for us all. I woul Read More...

  • Heading South from Burgos. Part Two of our Recent Portugal Adve

    Posted August 9, 2016 by Rosalie Marsh

    2 Likes 10,472 Views

    Heading South from Burgos. Part Two of our Recent Portugal Adventure After the guided mystery tour via Satnav to the centre of Burgos with its tall, elegant buildings - in a rush hour - and then having a helpful Sp Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted August 7, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    We women need to be strong and brave. We have to be strong for our children, families and employers. We need to be strong to prove that we are not weak and uninteresting females, because a woman from the very definition Read More...

  • Costa Women Meet - Sonsoles

    Posted August 6, 2016 by Ali Meehan


    Arriving via Social Media from Barcelona meet Sonsoles, one of our Spanish members. Fiona talks to Sonsoles about how music and a piano taught her to use her own music to help people as a relationship coach. Sonsoles Read More...

  • Women Wellness Guide - Stress

    Posted August 3, 2016 by Aly Farmer

    1 Like 933 Views

    Women from all over the world go through the "change of life" some suffer with tremendous symptoms, other women sail through the process and don´t know its happening.   The Change of Life is very difficult f Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted July 31, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    2 Likes 2,714 Views

    People come to my meditation classes with an expectation of approaching some kind of mystical space, far away from their complicated and dissatisfying lives. And I sense disappointment when I start a class with a simple Read More...

  • Is Your Life ALL About YOU...

    Posted July 11, 2016 by Barbara Franken

    1 Like 5,366 Views

    Not so long ago I wouldn't of dared ask anyone this question... never mind asking it in public. What is happening YOU may ask? I discovered the truth about two very important qualities of mine. Courage and Str Read More...


    Posted July 10, 2016 by Janis Leader

    1 Like 602 Views

    SO YOU WANT TO GO ON A CRUISE? Now you are ready to take the next step!    Never been on a cruise or an avid cruise fan - this blog  is for you!   So, to bring you right up to date with the newest  cruises and cruise tip Read More...


    Posted July 10, 2016 by Louise O'connor

    1 Comment 1 Like 753 Views

    HI, I'M LOUISE...... A Fitness & Nutrition Coach, and a mum to 3 lovely boys.  I like to inspire women, like you, to take charge of their health, fitness and nutrition.  And empower you with information to make that Read More...

  • The Ten Commandments for an Unhappy Life!

    Posted July 5, 2016 by Emma Biggins

    1 Comment 826 Views

    I just started reading a new book called power of a positive woman.  The first thing it said was the 10 commandments for an unhappy life.  My first reaction was to laugh as it was funny.  Afterwards I thought wow, I am a Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted July 4, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    A desire is not a problem; a thought is not a problem; a feeling is not a problem. They appear naturally in us. They just happen, they come and go. We choose and select those that are important or interesting and we foc Read More...

  • Why are YOU feeling uncertain...

    Posted July 2, 2016 by Barbara Franken

    1 Comment 812 Views

    This morning Tom and myself found ourselves swimming in an energy of disbelief shock and ultimately... uncertainty... It's really not a nice feeling; to feel separated by our friends and family in UK. The choice they ha Read More...

  • Adventures Through The Mekong Delta

    Posted July 1, 2016 by Mei Flynn

    2 Comments 1 Like 695 Views

    I spent 3 amazing weeks travelling around Cambodia so now it was time to head to Vietnam. I decided I wanted to travel by boat down the Mekong river and then stumbled upon a 2 night/3 day tour which sounded like a great Read More...

  • Live like A Cambodian

    Posted July 1, 2016 by Mei Flynn

    1 Like 720 Views

    It was time for me to leave Siem Reap and travel by bus to the French colonial town of Battambang where  was picked up by a tuk tuk and taken to the village to stay in a homestay. The family were so welcoming and showed Read More...

  • The Magic Of Ankor Wat

    Posted July 1, 2016 by Mei Flynn


    Well I finally made it through the border to Cambodia and getting the e-visa in advance was definitely easier and I didn’t have to deal with the constant approach of people asking me for visa. I’d read a lot of about sca Read More...

  • Life, work and family

    Posted June 30, 2016 by Zoe Clare Rylett

    2 Comments 709 Views

    Hello Ladies I have over the past 4 years, seen some big changes to my life. We closed a very successful business in Antas, Almeria at the end of January 2014 (not through the want of trying to sell it), in order to move Read More...

  • My Reaction to Brexit

    Posted June 28, 2016 by Emma Biggins

    2 Comments 696 Views

    I never read the news due to the media always influencing what they want you to see and not what you should see.  Plus it is full of negativity and I always thought if something´s going to affect me I will hear about it Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted June 26, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Like 751 Views

    I can’t really know how my day will look like tomorrow. I can imagine and plan it, but it will never be a precise reflection of the plan; something unexpected will occur. I can think about my past, happenings and situati Read More...

  • I AM FAT & THAT IS THAT! What if I were to tell you that is THE VERY BEST attitude to losing weight!

    Posted June 22, 2016 by Claire Atyeo


    I AM FAT AND THAT IS THAT! What if I were to tell you that is THE VERY BEST attitude to losing weight! You would think I am nuts, Right! Nevertheless, let me ask you, have you never put on more pounds after you finishe Read More...

  • Spain Buddy's Referendum poll results are in!

    Posted June 20, 2016 by Elle Draper


    Over the past month, has been polling British citizens that live in Spain, to ascertain which way they would be voting in the upcoming EU Referendum.   Respondents were asked which province Read More...

  • Time To Ditch The Excess Baggage!!

    Posted June 20, 2016 by Mei Flynn

    1 Comment 743 Views

    I loved my time in Bangkok but now it was time to move on & head to Cambodia. I felt very organised with my online visa until I realised i’d applied through a scam website and it cost me almost double the price of $7 Read More...

  • Face Up

    Posted June 19, 2016 by Chris Dove


    At the end of a wicked weekend in a tiny town called Alfarnate (bear with me, folks, it´s in deepest, darkest Spain), a 17-year-old chichita from Leicester, UK, kissed me on the cheek, and asked: “You on Facebook, Chriss Read More...

  • Meeting My Creativity

    Posted June 19, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Human being is naturally creative. There is an artist in every one, not necessarily a revolutionary and acclaimed artist, but there is a creative power in every person. All areas of human activities are fields for creati Read More...

  • Bright Lights Of Bangkok !!

    Posted June 15, 2016 by Mei Flynn


     I've been doing some work since I've been here as its so hot during the day and cooler to head out in the evening. It's great that I work a lot online as I can work from anywhere and just need internet and a quiet space Read More...

  • Meeting My Creativity

    Posted June 12, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    3 Comments 797 Views

    Every one of us is equipped with creativity; we have it in us, you have it and I have it. There is no lack of imagination, talents or ideas in us. Creativity is not a problem. Nevertheless we can feel uninspired, blocked Read More...

  • Imagine Knowing... What your Grandest Dream Is.

    Posted June 11, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    I feel as if I've been travelling around the galaxy and back...but IAM back from enjoying an intense and wonderful experience with fellow MasterCreators who chose to commit to and celebrate their new role as Read More...

  • It’s time for a wakeup call – If you want to enjoy the Costa de

    Posted June 10, 2016 by Sonia Ingriselli

    7 Comments 723 Views

    I sat there for almost 3 hours, head in hand, with thoughts racing through my mind. I sat there in that big comfy chair and wondered how I had let it happen again. All the red flags and warning bells were there – I Read More...

  • Wherever I lay my backpack…that’s my home!!

    Posted June 8, 2016 by Mei Flynn


    You might remember the song by Paul Young, ”Wherever I lay my hat, that’s my home,” except for me it’s my backpack!! The song reminds of my nomadic lifestyle for the past year which I’ve embraced and loving!! I’ve always Read More...

  • Praise for Summer Strategy Kit – ideal for busy Mums like me

    Posted June 7, 2016 by Dominique White


    Feeling guilty about not being as keen on school summer holidays as you think you should be? Want to find a plan that suits everyone, especially you? Need help facing up to altered routines? No matter what age your ch Read More...

  • Eight most popular social media sites

    Posted June 2, 2016 by Eileen Hirst

    1 Comment 590 Views

    1. Facebook This is the biggest social networking site with the largest number of monthly users – 1,100,000,000. There are millions of small or medium sized businesses promoting themselves on Facebook and it is estimated Read More...

  • €500 cash prize up for grabs in worldwide travel competition!

    Posted June 1, 2016 by Elle Draper


    Following on from the successful photography competition in 2015 held by one of Spain’s best known websites,, the owners of the site are running another competition. Last year the winner chosen from hundre Read More...

  • Losing Marbles in Marbella

    Posted May 30, 2016 by lesley enfield


    It was precarious and a bit dangerous but I like it that way. My left leg was stretched  out and the ball of my foot was holding on tight to the edge. My right knee too close to the edge, I grasped with my left hand and Read More...

  • The Law of Attraction and how to make it work.

    Posted May 30, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    When I make up in the morning I need a mirror to help me to see that I apply mascara correctly. I want it on my lushes and not on my nose. The mirror reflects my picture and all the changes happening to me. If I tried to Read More...

  • Still dying my hair to the !

    Posted May 29, 2016 by lesley enfield

    2 Comments 751 Views

    Is it just me or does everyone start banging things when they get older ??? I mean I'm certainly not ancient but every day I seem to have another bruise , scratch or battering from something! I walk into walls that I'm s Read More...

  • The Law of Attraction and how to make it work.

    Posted May 28, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 777 Views

    When I make up in the morning I need a mirror to help me to see that I apply mascara correctly. I want it on my lushes and not on my nose. The mirror reflects my picture and all the changes happening to me. If I tried to Read More...

  • My first Guest Interview with JAKE... From my book Your Magnificent Self... A Journey to Freedom

    Posted May 28, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    IAM republishing this first guest  interview as I have just ordered more stock of my book, available locally here on the Costa del Sol... Excitement continues since my launch and publication of my first book Your Magnif Read More...

  • Fiona Catchpowle – font of Facebook knowledge

    Posted May 27, 2016 by Chris Dove

    1 Comment 656 Views

    Mixing up your Facebook Page with your Facebook Profile? I was too, until five minutes after meeting #AskCyberGran at her hands-on (and funny!) Facebook Marketing Part 1 training on Friday. Four hours later, Fiona´s smal Read More...

  • Be A Heroine

    Posted May 21, 2016 by Anna Kemp

    3 Comments 766 Views

    Ali has kindly allowed us to use the blog to ask if any of you could support us by donation to our festival this year. You can be sure you'll be part of something great- look at our programme: all first--rate award-winni Read More...

  • Tips for Your Business

    Posted May 19, 2016 by Ali Meehan


    Every second Tuesday of the month, Costa Women and friends meet for a Business Breakfast and networking session at El Gusto in La Cala de Mijas.  Each month has a different theme and in May the attendees each brought a t Read More...

  • The Art of Giving

    Posted May 19, 2016 by Wendy Jones


    Do you want to give, but sometimes find it difficult to work out ‘how to do it right?’ Giving is a wonderful thing to do. But sometimes we might be a bit over enthusiastic and not realize it is a more complex act than we Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted May 15, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Why meditate? What is it good for? What can it give me beyond some minutes of calmness? I can actually relax in various ways not necessarily by sitting still avoiding thinking.   Feeling of calmness and fascinating state Read More...

  • Women for/against Brexit

    Posted May 14, 2016 by Chris Dove


    Two forthright women – Harriet Harman (British MP) and Gisela Stuart (German-born British MP) – discuss the pros and cons of the UK remaining in or leaving the EU. “Women are bloody good at their jobs by the time they´r Read More...

  • Learning to go with God

    Posted May 12, 2016 by Emma Biggins

    3 Comments 1 Like 780 Views

    I thought I would share this story with people who may be on the same journey or thinking about it.  Maybe this will inspire you or you can relate or just simply give you something to think about. Ok so I would not clas Read More...

  • Great expectations...

    Posted May 12, 2016 by Katie May


    Great Expectations… Is love in the heart or mind? Is there are a difference between logic and emotion? There is no doubt that we recognise when our emotions are pulling us in certain directions and most of us are attuned Read More...

  • 6 Simple Steps and 6 Dynamic Tools to FREE your MIND and be Your Magnificent Self...

    Posted May 7, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    For years now I have been observing myself experiencing my own awakening and integration... the realisation and coming together of All of My Self.  I have written my book, Your Magnificent Self... A Journey to Freedom  Read More...

  • Turning 10 Years in Retail into a Spanish Lifestyle

    Posted May 6, 2016 by Lucy Pitch


    It was June last year, and I'd only just returned from my summer holiday to Marbella, when I stopped to think about what I wanted from life. I am self employed, owning a successful retail business with a loyal customer b Read More...

  • The naked date...

    Posted May 4, 2016 by Katie May


    Running a couple of dating sites has its moments! We have had lots of romance and a few marriages in the 3 years we have been around in France ( and now Here's a funny Read More...

  • How are you voting the EU Referendum?

    Posted May 2, 2016 by Elle Draper


    British citizens in Spain - can you help with our Brexit survey?? Please share in your groups and various social networks too if you can? Thank you! Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted May 1, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    There is a painting of Madame de Pompadour in her boudoir. I wondered about the meaning and provenience of this word. The term derives from French verb to sulk; so from a sulking room, a room to withdraw it became a woma Read More...

  • Tips from Costa Women for Life in Spain

    Posted May 1, 2016 by Ali Meehan


    Over in our Costa Women Almeria group, Jacqui asked the members for their favourite top tip for moving to Spain. Here's some great ideas We all have a favourite - what' Read More...

  • Age is more than you think!

    Posted April 25, 2016 by Delia Lambert

    3 Comments 632 Views

    My far! I started with Age Care about 18 months ago, and loved every rewarding moment!   At the moment I drive my inland clients/guests to see their friends at the Baptist Church on Tuesdays....and this will Read More...

  • Women Wellness Guide on Spring Fever

    Posted April 24, 2016 by Aly Farmer


    This time of the year is very pretty and there are some amazing trees and plants around, but for some women this time of the year can be very uncomfortable if they are allergic to certain plants, trees and flowers. If yo Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted April 17, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 889 Views

    I quite often miss from my sight what is here, in front of my nose. I leave the present to automatic trained behaviours and pay attention only to everything that is not here. It seems that I live many lives at the same t Read More...

  • Looking for contacts in Fuengirola

    Posted April 11, 2016 by Jean McLaney

    3 Comments 771 Views

    I'm a widow in my mid 70's,a retired teacher.I live mainly in Madrid but make frequent visits to my apartment in Fuengirola. I have lived in Spain for many years and speak Spanish fluently.I would like to meet women of s Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted April 10, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    A feeling is energy. Energy is not good or bad. Only how we use it can be good or bad. Feeling of anger is not bad, only acting violently and cruelly on it is bad. We confuse a feeling with an action it may provoke. This Read More...

  • “Zaha built…”

    Posted April 2, 2016 by Chris Dove


    “Zaha built…” were the first words I heard tuning into online radio news Friday morning. WHAT? MY FAVOURITE MODERN ARCHITECT CAN´T HAVE DIED?? I applaud not only the strength and fragility of her brilliant designs, many Read More...

  • Brand new section for Spain Buddy

    Posted March 28, 2016 by Elle Draper


    The popular website has added a dedicated property section providing free advertising for private sellers and a cost-effective alternative for agents with multiple properties. Spain February 2016: Since t Read More...

  • Baeza - A Charming Renaissance Town

    Posted March 28, 2016 by Rachel Webb


  • What is Happening to Earth and Humankind NOW and Naturally raising our vibration...

    Posted March 26, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    The light emanating from the centre of our galaxy continues to accelerate and expand the consciousness of Humankind on Earth and naturally raise our vibration. We are all feeling the pressure as the light energies Read More...

  • How Do You Know If You Don't Know?

    Posted March 19, 2016 by Joy Fahey


    Discovering the Joy of Life Were you told as a child not to put your hands in the fire, of course you were we all were, we took it as red that it was dangerous and we’d get burnt. However we are taking that knowledge on Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted March 13, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 888 Views

    I feel all the time, even if my mind doesn’t think about it. My body senses constantly the environment, my senses receive signals even if majority of them are ignored by my intelligent mind. The mind chooses those signal Read More...


    Posted March 12, 2016 by Barbara Franken

    2 Comments 609 Views

    We have 31 beautiful and inspiring 'True Awakening Stories' from my sacred friends all around the world. My question today is has the energy that has created this magnificent experience come to its end? Or are there mo Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted March 6, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Be aware of a story. The moment I realize that I am telling myself a story I know that I am not in the here any longer; I am away somewhere in the past or in the future watching an imaginary film. The moment I am aware o Read More...

  • Abusive bank practices in Spain

    Posted February 29, 2016 by Dominique White


    Abusive Spanish bank practices: know your rights The rumours are true: Spanish banks are paying compensation to customers with mortgages. If you are a Spanish property owner you have probably heard about so-called “cláu Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 28, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 700 Views

    Mindfulness is about connecting to the present. My physical body is always present and it is enough if I pay attention to this presence of my body; to what I see and feel and sense just now. The modern person is quite of Read More...

  • A Selection of Awakening Experiences Part II

    Posted February 27, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    A big thank you to all my sacred friends who have written and are due to write and publish their intimate journey Awakening to who you truly are during February/March. I would love to publish the 'free e-book' with 33 Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 21, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    When I feel fear, anger, resentment or any other so called “negative” feeling I will do anything to escape these feelings. I will immediately manage them with thinking, telling stories about them, sometimes even blaming Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 13, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    The now is original and unique. It has never happened before. I come to the now with a luggage of experiences and behaviours that I acquired in the past. I interpret what is in the here accordingly to what had happened t Read More...

  • 2016 is a LEAP YEAR!!

    Posted February 12, 2016 by Lucy Greenwood


    Many of you will know what I am getting at here. 29 February is a day when tradition states that women can propose to their partners. (Of course these days we can do it any day of the year and in any year!)You may not k Read More...

  • A Selection of True Awakening Experiences...Part II

    Posted February 8, 2016 by Barbara Franken

    3 Comments 645 Views

    Welcome February 2016, this is certainly a year full of high vibrational energy that continues to bombard our low density home on Mother Earth and our old way of living. It is shaking everything and everyone up to feel Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 7, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I enjoy having breakfast at a local café. When I am in the south of Spain I sit outdoor looking at palms and absorbing the warmth of sunshine. It is so lovely that a feeling of laziness descents on me and fills every cel Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 31, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    2 Comments 736 Views

    I want to have a result. And I want this result to be valued as good and positive, to be a success. When it doesn’t happen, when the outcome of my efforts and work is not what I wanted I get disappointed. I feel disappoi Read More...

  • SOAP Y YO....Facing our Fear....We Got a New Life.

    Posted January 25, 2016 by Jill Burgess

    4 Comments 542 Views

    In 2003 we packed our bags and headed for Spain.  WHY?  you might say.  Here´s my story. For 10 years, we run a successful chauffeur business back in the UK and sadly when 911 hit, it affected our clients in many ways. Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 24, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I teach meditation and mindfulness. It is a bit like teaching swimming. It is experiential. Practice is very important in acquiring it. It is learned by doing not by reading about it. You only need curiosity and interest Read More...


    Posted January 21, 2016 by Sandra Elizabeth Johnson


    CREATIVE ART THROUGH MEDITATION ART   Is another way of expressing our innermost thoughts onto paper where we create beauty through colours and shapes. We put our feelings and experiences onto paper allowing ourselves Read More...

  • Well, that was a busy week!

    Posted January 17, 2016 by Fiona Catchpowle


    Starting with a return to the classroom teaching at the European Sixth Form College, and on Friday the lovely ladies at the Costa Women West of Marbella Group, talking Social Media Marketing. Thank you for your great fee Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 17, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner

    3 Comments 704 Views

    I had a nice and relaxing Christmas holiday. Nevertheless there were moments of confusion and stress and in such a moment I broke some plates. They were old and rare pieces that I kept for special occasions. So I felt pa Read More...


    Posted January 14, 2016 by Sandra Elizabeth Johnson


    As we start to get back to some normality after the Festive Season setting goals and achieving them is a part of getting back into the swing of life. New Year’s “Resolutions” – Did you make some and will you keep them Read More...

  • 9 Magnificent Ways to Expand your Consciousness and see the bigger picture...

    Posted January 11, 2016 by Barbara Franken


    Life is becoming ever increasingly fearful as old patterns and ways of being no longer work for us, natural forces destroy our homesteads and people try their best to take away our feelings of safety, freedom and integ Read More...

  • The Aspire 2016 M.A.D. Global Leadership Programme

    Posted January 11, 2016 by Olivia Verhulst

    1 Comment 701 Views

    I will be attending The Aspire 2016 M.A.D. Global Leadership Programme in London 25-27/1 !!  see details at I' Read More...

  • First Steps

    Posted January 9, 2016 by Jennifer Fernandez

    2 Comments 649 Views

    My husband and I made the decision to leave the US about 2 months ago now. We each went straight into research mode after that. He is a software developer (read: professional nerd), so his tack was to start gathering and Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 9, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    New Year resolutions are about changing and improving my-self, about creating another, a better version of my-self. But do I really know who I am. How much of this “I” is a posture, a programme that has been created to m Read More...

  • Vision for the future - are you a planner?

    Posted January 7, 2016 by Geraldine Scott


    As usual at this time of the year, we are all full of plans, goals and dreams about what the coming year will bring.  I meet a lot of people who feel as if they're adrift in the world.  They work hard, but they don't se Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 2, 2016 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation is about being present. It sounds very simple. But there is a part of me which doesn’t like what is in the present. The critical/thinking mind is never satisfied with what’s here. It wants: more, better, diffe Read More...

  • What AM I Choosing to Experience?

    Posted January 1, 2016 by Barbara Franken

    1 Comment 744 Views

    IAM left wondering why I feel so targeted and unwelcome in a particular Environment, so as usual I retreat and take some quiet me-time to feel into this feeling. The feeling goes very deep but I can't seem to grasp an Read More...

  • Celebrating the end of our 2015 Costa Women Year

    Posted December 31, 2015 by Ali Meehan

    2 Comments 603 Views

      In 2015, Costa Women celebrated our 5th year. We were excited to welcome the arrival of 1027 new members to our community of 4382 Women across Spain (or Women looking to relocate here). It was a busy and exciting Read More...

  • 10 best winter beaches – a black bird's guide!

    Posted December 30, 2015 by Chris Dove


    The plethora of holiday ads offering tempting summer deals can't compete with birthdays and New Years topping up my tan in winter sunspots, a ticket to tranquillity... Gunjur Beach, Gunjur, Gambia Djembe drumming at th Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted December 26, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 686 Views

    Word “meditation” is sometimes replaced by “sitting”. A posture one takes to meditate is really not so important, but obviously the easiest and most comfortable one is sitting. So instead of saying I meditate one can say Read More...

  • Spanish history - a second book in the al-Andalus series

    Posted December 22, 2015 by Joan Fallon


    THE EYE OF THE FALCON Book two in the al-Andalus series The first of the al-Andalus series was The Shining City, a novel about the ruined city of Madinat al Zahra, in the year 948 AD. I never really intended to write a Read More...

  • 'From Confusion to Clarity – Through Transpersonal Life Coaching' by Jean Gilhead

    Posted December 20, 2015 by Jean Gilhead


    First published in International Coaching News – 12th Edition     As most Life Coaches know, when a client says, “I don’t really know what I want in life…I ju Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted December 19, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I have a dream. But there was a time in my life when I didn’t allow myself to dream; it was too silly, unpractical and above all completely unrealistic. But now I know that a dream has nothing to do with reality. A dream Read More...

  • What women? Where?

    Posted December 16, 2015 by Chris Dove


    Women feature in only 26% of online news and tweets, according to the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) in its latest analysis of 114 countries. It finds women are LESS visible today as story subjects and reporters Read More...

  • Choose Love

    Posted December 15, 2015 by Antonia Behan


    Christmas is a time to re-connect with loved ones. It is the one time of year when we have an excuse to show love. This can be through the giving of gifts, sharing of heart-felt sentiments, enjoying each other's company, Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted December 13, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Sometimes I wake up in the middle of night absorbed in thinking. My mind is galloping like a herd of horses and a thunder of their hooves wakes me up. To get back to sleep I have to calm down this gallop, I have to slow Read More...

  • What a FUN and EXCITING year it's been...

    Posted December 13, 2015 by Barbara Franken


        PEACE It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart... (Unknown) What a difference a year makes, with Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 10 Dec 2015

    Posted December 10, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Hi Ladies, Well the festive season has definitely arrived in Spain with the lights and decorations in stores and streets across the country. In the latest round-up of discounts, freebies and promos available in this we Read More...

  • Meeting new people in Fuengirola

    Posted December 8, 2015 by Alida Tassone

    1 Comment 750 Views

    Hello there, My name is Alida and I grew up in Fuengirola. I now live in London but my family still lives out there. I am coming down for a couple of weeks to spend Christmas with my parents and would also love to meet n Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted December 5, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    EGO-the black sheep of human existence; we burden it with so many sins. But I need my Ego. It gives me a distinct sense of myself. It helps me to decide what to buy for dinner and what hairstyle to wear. My ego puts a st Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 4 Dec 2015

    Posted December 4, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Hi Ladies, Well, it's finally December and that means we'll all be getting a bit more stressed as the days go buy and your to-do list grows and grows. In this week's newsletter you can find fragrance discounts, free ja Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted November 27, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    When I meditate I don’t go anywhere; I don’t “leave” my body and move to some fancy world of blissful happiness following a fairy-tale stories of my mind. Contrary I stay here, as close as possible to the “banal” physica Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted November 22, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Mindfulness has taught me a game called “I don’t know”. The point of it is to see objects without engaging thinking. It goes like that: I can see a common sparrow on my balcony. My mind is immediately producing an assess Read More...

  • Are you ready for True Freedom?

    Posted November 20, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    When we can allow ourself to take a break from our busy life and feel the energy around us... we will feel the unrest that continues to play out globally. It's been going on for the last 14 years but intensifying and Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 19 Nov 2015

    Posted November 19, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Hi Ladies, Another week, another round-up of great offers and promos available in Spain (plus a couple in the UK) in my latest newsletter. Highlights include: Cheap Amazon Spain ebooks in English (many for only 99 cent Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted November 14, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I paint pictures. Does it make me an artist? I don’t know. I would like to be one, because I am in awe for art. Art stops me; makes me turn my head and be curious. To be an artist one needs creativity, talents, skill and Read More...

  • A Magnificent Celebration during my Book Launch Party Week...

    Posted November 8, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    I have felt so very magnificent this week, with all the attention and support during my Book Launch Party Week... from marvellous Costa Women living around me and my friends and family around the world. So a big THANKYOU Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted November 7, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Mindfulness gets me closer to reality, while thinking pulls me away from it all the time. Mindfulness is about getting my mind where my body is, while my thoughts are trying to get my body where they are: into some imagi Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 6 Nov 2015

    Posted November 6, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Hi ladies, In this week's newsletter there are loads of goodies heading up to the Christmas rush. Unfortunately we're all being bombarded by emails with offers for the festive season, even if we stil Read More...

  • Water is the key to your health

    Posted November 4, 2015 by Sissel Møller


    WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT THE WATER WE DRINK? Water is essential for life and is our most important nutrient. We need to drink WATER at least 1 liter every 30 kg because our body is 70% of water. We use water in our diges Read More...

  • Stairway to Heaven

    Posted November 4, 2015 by Marina CB


    If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him - Japanese Koan Illustration by Marina CB As I mentioned in my previous post, one of the big realizations I had was to truly understand that my life here in this physical Read More...

  • Costa Women Costa Blanca South Meet Up - October 28th 2015

    Posted November 3, 2015 by Sandra Piddock


    The Costa Women Costa Blanca South Meet Up on 28th October was held at the Algorfa Hotel. On a lovely sunny day, five Costa Women arrived to hear guest speaker Dave Bull talk about his life in Spain, and the Kayak Challe Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted November 1, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation moves away from words, language and thinking mind. And here in this blog I use words appealing to your thinking mind trying to convince you about qualities of meditation. How weird is this? It is like telling Read More...

  • Selection of True Awakening Experiences created by me and my WordPress friends

    Posted October 31, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    It’s coming up to 2 years ago when my WordPress friends and myself published this beautiful Free E-Book sharing a selection of our True Awakening Experiences. IAM re-blogging it today because IAM sure there are people wh Read More...

  • ****4 TOP Tips to help you adjust in a NEW country ***

    Posted October 25, 2015 by Rachel Smets


    ****4 TOP Tips to help you adjust in a NEW country *** Moving is considered a TOP stress factors  in life! Moving within your own country is stressful, but let’s talk about relocating in a ‘’NEW country’’ !!! If you rel Read More...

  • "On Mindfulness"

    Posted October 24, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Number of thoughts passing through the mind is counted in thousands. We have tendency to choose from that heap of thoughts a particular set and our favorite are so called negative thoughts. There is also an ongoing well- Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 22 Oct 2015

    Posted October 23, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Hi Ladies, Here's a quick round-up of the latest promos, offers and discounts available around Spain from the latest newsletter: Freebies with women's Spanish mags. Don't speak Spanish? No problem! Read More...

  • So what are OBEs for?

    Posted October 19, 2015 by Marina CB


    The following questions -as I came to understand- are very important keys in our journey: what is everything for? what am I like that for? OBEs are simply another tool to help us on our journey to grow -they can be part Read More...

  • Guest Post with Ormus...

    Posted October 18, 2015 by Barbara Franken

    1 Comment 802 Views

    Guest Interview – Ormus Posted on October 14, 2015 6 My guest today is Ormus, he is one of the main characters of my first book… Your Magnificent Self… A Journey to Freedom, shortly to be released. Both Ormus and mys Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted October 17, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Life is changing. My lovely summer is ripening into colorful autumn. It will be gone too. The change is unavoidable and problematic, because it is constant and feels so volatile, fragile and insecure. I can freeze the pa Read More...

  • Five challenges in your expat life and how to overcome them

    Posted October 16, 2015 by Tal Regev


    Moving to another country, especially if you don’t speak the local language, can bring huge challenges for you to deal with. Things get even more complicated when you go and have your kids with you. Then you know, lik Read More...

  • What is an OBE?

    Posted October 14, 2015 by Marina CB

    2 Comments 591 Views

    I was once slowly riding my bike on Marbella's paseo by the beach in an area frequented by families. I was suddenly caught by the sight of a tiny little girl who couldn't possibly be over 2 years old as she could barely Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 11 Oct 2015

    Posted October 11, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Hi Ladies, In this week's Money Saver Spain newsletter I've included info about Spain's latest Fiesta del Cine: 3 days in Nov with cinema tickets for only 2.90€. As most cinemas now include films with the original langu Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted October 10, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Reading books about mindfulness is fine. It can be helpful, instructive and explanatory. But it is only an intellectual entertainment and will stay purely that if you don’t put away that book and finally do this simple e Read More...


    Posted October 7, 2015 by Marina CB


    I've always known magic. As a child it was an absolute certainty that connected me to everything around me. I remember playing with that. And I remember that feeling of permanent Christmas Eve, knowing that something wa Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted October 3, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I spend most of my time in an ordinary every day. Thera are chores, errands and jobs to be done. There are things to be organized and fixed. This every day is normal and average. My intelligent mind can call it: boring, Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain latest news for Costa Women 1 Oct 2015

    Posted October 1, 2015 by Maxine Raynor

    2 Comments 627 Views

    Hi Ladies! There are lots of goodies in this week's Money Saver Spain newsletter including: A little trick to get 25% off at H&M (new autumn / winter coat?) All about Amazon's new supermarket in Spain (nothing bett Read More...

  • The Power of Be~ing In Communication

    Posted September 30, 2015 by Amy Hackett-Jones


    Communication has the power to build relationships, create inspiring futures, bring people together in alignment to that future, inspire others into action, make requests, deliver promises, build deep connection of auth Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted September 27, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I like to take a break from thinking, so I can come back to it with a different perspective and a refreshed mind. This break is called meditation and being more precise is not about not thinking, it is rather about not p Read More...

  • Change in Health - Detox in a holistic way

    Posted September 22, 2015 by Christine Heckel


    Now is the best time to start a fabulous program like this: Change in Health … a concept, which I have developed recently. It will help you to detox in a holistic way addressing body, mind and spirit. I have developed Read More...

  • Change in Health - Detox in a holistic way

    Posted September 22, 2015 by Christine Heckel


    Now is the best time to start a fabulous program like this: Change in Health … a concept, which I have developed recently. It will help you to detox in a holistic way addressing body, mind and spirit. I have developed Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted September 20, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    How to solve a problem? Usually we engage our intelligence to do that. We use our knowledge and sometimes other people knowledge to approach the problem. This accumulated knowledge comes always from the past. But sometim Read More...

  • Mankind solve the European Refugee Crisis with LOVE...

    Posted September 20, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    Good Sunday morning to everyone I know in this NOW moment. I just awoke from my magnificent dream. Mankind, thats me and you found the true meaning of our Humanity… to love without comparison, with no borders and no se Read More...

  • How well AM I loving myself this summer... Part III

    Posted September 13, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    Hotel Orange, Noordwijk wan Zee… Barbara Franken Photography We were back in the country I spent many happy years living in… Holland… a land of friendly, open and ‘to the point’ people. Visiting always brings a smile t Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted September 13, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation is simple. But even simple things need to be learned and exercised before they become easy. And a simple thing can seem impossible if we don’t know how to do it. Learning meditation is about learning by doing. Read More...

  • Latest news from Money Saver Spain

    Posted September 10, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Hi Ladies, I've just published the latest newsletter with promos and offers available in Spain and only if you read it quick will you be able to take advantage of today's Vogue Fashion Night Out on 10 Sep with 25% off a Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted September 6, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner

    2 Comments 807 Views

    We, modern people are prisoners of intellectual, thinking mind. Whatever we do has to go through a gate guarded by reason. Scientific research has to be added in parenthesis to every piece of information we get and there Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain is back after the holidays!

    Posted September 5, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Hi everyone, After a break for the summer holidays, celebrating a significant birthday (50 this year!) and having had hand surgery last month, I'm now back to updating my website and sending out the weekly newsletter. Read More...

  • The Entrepreneurs Wound. Have You Got It ?

    Posted September 1, 2015 by Dee Coxon


    The entrepreneurs wound often comes from a place of pain or a strong desire to be immersed in something the individual feels so passionate about they just keep going until they get there. Whatever the reason, their jou Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted August 31, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    There is a posture of defense and resistance in me. It had been formed when I was a child and a young person. The purpose of this posture is to keep me safe, to protect me both physically and intellectually from the envi Read More...

  • Positivity and Humanity

    Posted August 30, 2015 by Chris Dove


    Lovely seeing Ali’s smiling face and positive message over the weekend, also letters on humanity just days after my Costa Women blog – two qualities sorely lacking in these troubled times (sorry to sound negative). After Read More...

  • How AM I loving myself this Summer... Part II

    Posted August 30, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    Vineyards in Verzenay… Barbara Franken Photography Finally we were driving along the outskirts of Reims towards the village of Verzenay, seeing the horizon filled with vineyards and we knew we were almost there. It h Read More...

  • How AM I loving myself this Summer... Part I

    Posted August 27, 2015 by Barbara Franken


      The Caro Hotel, Valencia… Barbara Franken Photography Our summer adventure was upon us, we were off on our first long car journey since the arrival of our new red Range Rover Evoque. We had planned our 3 week dri Read More...

  • Happy #OrangeDay! 25/8 = day to wear orange + speak out + take action to end violence against women and girls

    Posted August 25, 2015 by Olivia Verhulst


    Happy #OrangeDay! It’s 25 August, a day to wear orange, speak out and take action to end violence against women and girls ( Read More...

  • Spain Buddy gets a brand new look!

    Posted August 24, 2015 by Elle Draper


    As Spain Buddy approaches its third anniversary on September 01 2015, the website at has been re-launched with a brand new look.   The logo and core branding remains the same, but the website now has m Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted August 22, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Life is happening now. I can dwell on the past and I can plan or fear the future, but the only reality is here in the present. I think that I am living my life, but what if life is living me. Even when I sit motionlessly Read More...

  • Watch this woman

    Posted August 21, 2015 by Chris Dove


    First broadcast in September 2014 and re-run on 20 August 2015, ‘Agafia’ follows a wise, wizened “Old Believer” Agafia Lykov as she completes her daily chores in a remote forested area of Khakassia, Siberia. Cut off from Read More...

  • New Beginnings

    Posted August 17, 2015 by Milagros Rodriguez


    In my strong, and undying efforts of moving, living and working in Spain, I have registered for a diploma course in copywriting. I am very excited because this is something that I do daily for my blog, and as a self-publ Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted August 15, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    What positive thinking has to do with negative feelings? Can I change a negative feeling by thinking positively? Well, it is a little like trying to refurbish a room by working on its snapshot on computer. The effect wil Read More...

  • The New Generation Grandma is age defying and tech savvy. Are You?

    Posted August 12, 2015 by Dee Coxon

    3 Comments 592 Views

    A recent article in Vogue magazine talked about ” The new generation grandma” and it made me think about my own status as a new -gen grandma. or should I say glam-ma. (tongue in cheek) Let me say: new generation grandma Read More...

  • I’m on a mission: To free my family from the burden of financial worries

    Posted August 9, 2015 by Tal Regev


    I don’t know about you ladies, but whenever I know I’m on a mission, I’m functioning better. More focused, more direct, and more efficient. This is why I decided to take upon myself a mission: To free our family from th Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted August 8, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    There are times in our life when we would like to stop thinking; to stop continuous, exhausting analysis of a particular, painful problem. But the mind won’t do that, won’t stop. We hear that meditation can quiet the min Read More...

  • 10 Things to see and do in Casares

    Posted August 4, 2015 by Mari Carmen Lopez Sanchez

    2 Comments 603 Views

      1. CASARES CASTLE: at the top of steep and narrow streets, where it contemplates the Serranía. Simply spectacular! It is located in the highest part of town and is a magnificent viewpoint to enjoy the views of the coa Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted August 2, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


     Meditation is about non-thinking. It is a state of being in which you don’t pay any attention to thoughts. It means that you don’t change one set of thoughts (negative one) for another set of thoughts (positive one). It Read More...

  • What to do when your life seems to be in crisis...

    Posted August 2, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    Blue Full Moon An extra chance to put yourself in the light… dance with joy and giggle in delight… no excuses just do it NOW… even imagine or pretend… Barbara Franken… Master Creator… Inspiring New Energy Consciousne Read More...

  • BIG CHANGES: Is it - 'Age' / 'The Planets' / 'Kids Leaving Home' - Or All of the Above!

    Posted August 1, 2015 by Lesley Mitchell


    Wow, I cannot believe July at all.. How many of you went through things like this or similar? First of all the month seemed to drag on forever and ever, at least that's how it seemed to me.  Some of you may know that I Read More...

  • What to do if you're arrested in Spain

    Posted July 30, 2015 by Elle Draper


    Hopefully this isn't information that any of us will ever need... but you never know! Click HERE for the full article Elle xx

  • 10 Things to see and do in Benalmadena

    Posted July 28, 2015 by Mari Carmen Lopez Sanchez


    1. PALOMA PARK: Wide green area of the town and one of the most beautiful parks in the Costa del Sol. Has more than 200,000 meters of green area and has an artificial lake, parks for the kids, trails, animals, as well as Read More...

  • My Review... 30 Day Blogging Challenge...

    Posted July 27, 2015 by Barbara Franken


      My roller coaster ride is coming to a stand still… My whole being has been shaken up, old habits and styles have been relieved of duty and in place are new amazing practices that are bringing clarity and focus to Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted July 26, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I am therefore I think. Being comes first, thinking thereafter. Without my bodily existance, my physical presence I wouldn't be able to perform thinking and all the other functions of a human being. It means that without Read More...

  • What does it mean to love yourself and how do we learn?

    Posted July 24, 2015 by Antonia Behan

    1 Comment 561 Views

    Ideally, as a child, we are shown. We are given love and affection, our needs are attended to, we feel ‘safe’, we feel cared for by those who love us. We feel accepted; who we are is okay, even if our behaviors are not a Read More...

  • Can it really be THIS Easy?

    Posted July 21, 2015 by Lorrainne

    2 Comments 573 Views

    Well every body that has tried this weight loss program tells me this is easy, no hunger pains, no cravings and best of all , where the first phase lasts just 21 days, can this really be true ? After a health scare in Ma Read More...

  • ‘Brits Abroad’

    Posted July 19, 2015 by Chris Dove


    Monday 20 July sees the start of a 5-part BBC Radio 4 series, ‘Brits Abroad’, looking at EU immigration in Bulgaria, Warsaw, Ibiza, France and Berlin, (14:45 Spanis Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted July 18, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Holiday season is here. Holiday is about resting, relaxing and doing something different from everyday routine, so that we can be ready to return to our ordinary, working life with charged batteries and rested mind. In p Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 16 July 2015

    Posted July 16, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    3x2 dry cleaning at Pressto located in El Corte Ingles stores across Spain including Canary Islands. Download free coupon, valid till 24 Jul. Kiko Cosmetics stores – free beach bag when you spend 30€ in store. Also sale Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted July 10, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Some time ago I heard a man saying: "...when I walk I walk, when I eat I eat, when I read I read..." He was a mindfulness practitioner and I didn't have idea what he was talking about. It sounded very boring doing just o Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 9 July 2015

    Posted July 9, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    On 15 July Amazon will be holding their Premium Day in Spain, or Prime Day in the UK, with “better offers than on Black Friday”. The offers will only be available for those who are either Amazon Premium/Prime members but Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 2 July 2015

    Posted July 2, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Sales are on everywhere across Spain, don’t forget that your rights haven’t altered – see our post for more details. Carrefour offer 50% off all Flex and Pikolin mattresses and bed bases (direct discount) and additional Read More...

  • Personal brand detox. Are ready are you for a life changer?

    Posted July 2, 2015 by Dale Darley


    “Personal branding is about connecting to and embracing who you are and no matter what, being true to your heart and soul. Then getting out there and rocking your brand.” This last year has been a quite journey - a bit Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted June 27, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Summer is here, with its long days, fruits and berries. And I would like my mind and body to be filled up with sensations of summer. Holiday season is here and I would like my mind and body to be filled up with sensation Read More...

  • Four reasons why a Digital business can fit to your new life as an Expat Mom

    Posted June 26, 2015 by Tal Regev


    Digital business model When I first found out about the Digital business model, I was thrilled. It fitted to every barrier that I felt as an Expat young mother.It was like to complete a puzzle that was unfinished in my s Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 25 June 2015

    Posted June 25, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Read our latest post on Your Favourite UK Brands in Spain and see how to avoid paying for returns. Daikin air con has a 15% discount at El Corte Ingles until 30 Jun, discount applied to units, not installation costs. If Read More...

  • The Two Most Powerful Words - I AM

    Posted June 24, 2015 by Heather Jayne Wynn


    By now you may know I talk a lot about self-esteem, self-belief and living non-apologetically as our true selves. It’s something I’m supremely passionate about. Everyone I come into contact with, I wish to ignite a new s Read More...

  • 10 Things to see and do in Estepona

    Posted June 23, 2015 by Mari Carmen Lopez Sanchez


    1. Visit the historic center of Estepona: After years of reforms, the old town of Estepona shines, we could say it is one of the prettiest of the Costa del Sol. Charming village to get lost in its streets and admire the Read More...

  • Celebrating the Summer Solstice...

    Posted June 22, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    This weekend I celebrated the Summer Solstice with all my like-minded friends around the world. It is a day where we experience the most light… and for this reason Humankind has celebrated the Summer Solstice since Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted June 21, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    " A brain without a body could not think" M. Feldenkrais Our brain steals all the attention. If you pay any attention to a body it is always through the thinking mind; it tells you how to treat the body, how to tame it a Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 18 June 2015

    Posted June 18, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Last chance to win 2000€ every month for life via Nescafé, ends 30 Jun. Download free maps and guides to Madrid via the official website (in several languages). Buy a family film by Twentieth Century Fox and get Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted June 14, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation is a different state of consciousness from our habitual one. Habitually we think constantly. Any smallest experience provokes a stream of thoughts connecting us to the past or to the future. One thought is bei Read More...

  • How your Passion can bring you a Passive Income On-line?

    Posted June 12, 2015 by Tal Regev


    Your passion What are you passionate about? What makes you so excited that it keeps you up at night? Is it cooking? Jogging? Writing? Is it teaching kids? Designing? Travelling to Africa? Read this short story: I know t Read More...

  • The charm of Mijas!

    Posted June 12, 2015 by Mari Carmen Lopez Sanchez


    Nature between the sea and the mountains, do you know Mijas?   We have written a small list of 10 things you can see or do in Mijas. Do you know this beautiful town on the Costa del Sol?   1. DONKEY TAXI RIDE: Did you ev Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 11 June 2015

    Posted June 11, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Great savings at El Corte Ingles on electronics and home appliances until 18 Jun in stores and online. Discounts include: iPad Air WiFi 16 GB 349€, Mini 3 WiFi 16 GB 299€ 15% off Canon printers when you buy an original Read More...

  • Feeling and looking great in glasses

    Posted June 10, 2015 by Georgina Shaw


    I remember kids in the playground being awful to those that wore glasses, calling them all kind of mean names and making their lives hell. I was delighted to learn (when a friends' kid got glasses a few years' ago) tha Read More...

  • Using gratitude to inspire your writing and life

    Posted June 8, 2015 by Dale Darley


    There is lots of research which shows that being grateful changes your perspective and allows energy to flow. A great mental attitude and seeing the good in all (when you can...) is life changing. That’s not to say that Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted June 7, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Our mind has enormous authority. We take it very seriously and treat it with respect. We believe what it tells us; and it loves talking, commenting, assessing, comparing and telling stories. It controls us. We are scared Read More...

  • Why should you put your life on ‘hold’? OR The story of the 'Expat Wife' journey to achieve her gaols and dreams overseas

    Posted June 7, 2015 by Tal Regev


    What the hell do you want from life?  Do you feel alone and unfulfilled after becoming an ‘expat wife’? Did you ‘lose your career’ that you built back home for so many years after the relocation? Do you wish that you ha Read More...

  • Becoming Visible

    Posted June 5, 2015 by Rebecca McDonnell


    Becoming visible, it's what I want and feel is starting to happen. The Back Story. Before coming to Spain I was getting a solid professional reputation, that was nearly 9 years ago. For the last two years I plonked mysel Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 4 June 2015

    Posted June 4, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Here's just a selection of some of the great ways to save in Spain that were included in this week's newsletter: If you need to get your garden in shape, remember that your local DIY store will hire Read More...

  • Another Adventure Emerges into the Sunshine.

    Posted June 2, 2015 by Rosalie Marsh


    The Long Leg of Italy: Explore with Just Us Two finally emerged from the wraps in January. Unfortunately, due to a lot going on in the family, promotion was pushed to the side somewhat. But we are now back on track - I Read More...

  • Flying off a mountain on the longest Zip Wire in Europe

    Posted June 2, 2015 by Rosalie Marsh


    What? Flying off a mountain? How? When?   Yes, I did, along with another nutter (pardon - Gold Wing Club member. Rather than repeat myself, I will point you to the direction of Rosalie's Chatter where there is a full st Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted June 1, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 727 Views

    Be good, be grateful, be compassionate; forgive, love, help, respect... My FB is full of these beautiful advices promising that in return I will get peace, happiness and love; angels will protect me and people will respe Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 28 May 2015

    Posted May 28, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Carrefour stores “Save IVA” on over 1000 electronic and home appliance items. For every 100€ spent you’ll get 17.35€ back on a voucher. Promo ends 7 June, voucher must be used by 21 June. Examples of savings include: iP Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted May 25, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    "I THINK therefore I AM." Does it mean that if I don't think I don't exist? Thinking is about making sense from what we experience, describing the environment we live in. Thinking is a process of organizing, assessing an Read More...

  • Reasons to move to Spain - Culture and history

    Posted May 24, 2015 by Tina Irving


    History has made Spain what it is - a multicultural, cosmopolitan country which is accepting of other cultures and ideas.  Since the days of Franco, Spain has changed considerably.  Gone are the days of trade embargoes a Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 21 May 2015

    Posted May 21, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Freebie with a (small) catch: Get free Cirque du Soleil tickets … in Andorra! Standing tickets are free and if you book a hotel package you get a free seat at the show. Get access to free books, maps and more from the W Read More...

  • Celebration... Pain... and more Celebration...

    Posted May 17, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    What superb examples of being real, being amongst the people and enjoying a great celebration together… the Royal Family of Holland coming out into the streets year after year to celebrate with all the people the King Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted May 16, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    My life is full of tasks, obligations, duties, responsibilities and chores. They are consequence of the times and culture I live in. They are necessary to make me functional in the society. There are also tasks I do beca Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 14 May 2015

    Posted May 14, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Free online course via The Open University & Future Learn: Managing My Money. Starts 17 Aug, lasts 8 weeks, 3 hours per week. 50% discount on Frappuccino at Starbucks 15-22 May from 5 to 7 pm. Free tours of Seville Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted May 11, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Your attention is the trophy. Everybody wants it. There are strategies and scientific stadies devoted to finding the best way of getting it. The reason for it is that there is so much on the market, and no product can be Read More...

  • Reasons to move to Spain - cost of living

    Posted May 9, 2015 by Tina Irving


    In addition to the very reasonable property prices in Spain, there are many other considerations as to the cost of living.  In the UK, think of the high rates bills.  You can pay over £1000 for a four bedroom house, even Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 7 May 2015

    Posted May 7, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Supercor stores offer 10% back as a gift voucher on all purchases over 20€. Need to use voucher before 27 May.  El Corte Ingles promo: 20% back as gift voucher when you buy men’s & women’s frangrances, pharmacy item Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted May 4, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation means to experience and feel environment without describing it and organizing it with thoughts. It means to see the person next to you without creating judgment about her or him. It means to smell tha air arou Read More...

  • Reasons to move to Spain - Property

    Posted May 2, 2015 by Tina Irving


    Property prices in Spain vary as much as they do in the UK.  Prices in Marbella and Puerto Banus can rival those in London, but you will get more for your money.  Whether you are looking for a crash pad in a city or a lu Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 30 Apr 2015

    Posted April 30, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Take a look at MediaMarkt’s “We’ve Gone Crazy” promo – cars, electric bikes, 70€ Lidl shopping basket for only 50€ and lots of other stuff that MediaMarkt don’t normally sell. Recycle your knickers! Intimissimi will gi Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted April 27, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    A plain has crashed, a school has been attacked, a boat has sunk. No chance to find anybody alive. The hope is gone.In front of such a tragedy, what we feel is grief, fear, despair. How to cope with that? Is there any wa Read More...

  • Bioidentical Hormones to treat symptoms of the menopause naturally

    Posted April 26, 2015 by Georgina Shaw


    The menopause is a difficult period of women’s lives, with a wide range of frustrating and embarrassing symptoms including hot flushes, anxiety, difficulty sleeping and more.  These symptoms are simply a sign that your h Read More...

  • Reasons to move to Spain - life style

    Posted April 25, 2015 by Tina Irving


    The social life in Spain can be as hectic or as slow as you like!  The Spanish love socialising and meeting up with new friends and renewing old acquaintances.  Whereever you go in Spain you will find an expatriate club Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 23 Apr 2015

    Posted April 23, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Free crepes at McDonalds (need to buy a 1€ coffee), print coupon or show on smarphone and check participating locations, ends 30 Apr. Read our top tips on how to save at Ikea. Get 10 x 10 minutes free meditation session Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted April 20, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation is about feeling and allowing these feelings to be as they are even if they are uncomfortable. But we don't like discomfort and we turn to our intelligent mind for remedies to remove this poking feeling away. Read More...

  • Reasons to move to Spain - whatever the weather

    Posted April 18, 2015 by Tina Irving


    Spain has long been the favourite destination for sun seeking north Europeans.  The long hot days of summer and the cool, bright winters are a tonic from the hit and miss of summers in the UK or long dark winters.  Sprin Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 16 Apr 2015

    Posted April 16, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    See how to get discount coupons for top food brands in Spain and even free films via Danone. Buy an LG Hom-Bot vacuum cleaner and if you’re not fully convinced in 30 days you can return it and get a full refund. Check Read More...

  • Awakening and Integration is brutal and harsh... quiet and peaceful

    Posted April 13, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    A sunny peaceful day in Benalmadena Costa It is all happening now… quiet tranquil days of sunshine, feeling peaceful, calm and having lots of sleep… followed by stormy and wet days, feeling boundaries being crossed, s Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted April 13, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I had a cold recently; a common, unpleasant cold. I know the story of it, how it starts, the first symptoms, how it develops and all its stages. I do not like it, I get upset, irritated and angry that it is happening aga Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 9 Apr 2015

    Posted April 9, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Use the Ikea food bag on Fridays – fill with products from Ikea’s food department and get a 15% discount. Ikea also offer a 10% discount (given as a gift voucher) on outdoor furniture on purchases made before 30 Apr. F Read More...

  • My experience of life on the Costa del Sol

    Posted April 6, 2015 by Georgina Shaw

    1 Like 541 Views

    I wanted to share with you ladies my experience of the Costa del Sol, for anyone who is thinking of moving here but maybe is put off by some of the stereotypes and some of the recent horrendous TV shows which highlighted Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted April 6, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Mindfulness-"I FEEL therefore I AM". The state of not thinking, as if there were no memories, no words, no ideas; the state from before language, concepts, repetition of behavior. The only thing you know is what you feel Read More...

  • Staying Open to Possibilities

    Posted March 30, 2015 by Kristine Hatfield


    My husband and I retired July 2013, sold our home and possessions and began traveling. We've been to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. This September we begin our first trip to Europe focusing on the Mediterran Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted March 30, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Practice of meditation is changing my outlook on life and reality. The reality is something out there; it resists my plans, my expectations and intentions. I collide with it and am full of bruises. I always wanted to be Read More...

  • Living in Spain

    Posted March 27, 2015 by Tina Irving


    In my list of ten reasons for living in Spain, I listed the weather, culture,  wine and other aspects, but British expatriates have long favoured Spain as the country to which to retire, closely followed by France. Howev Read More...

  • Surviving the challenges of expat life

    Posted March 26, 2015 by Georgina Shaw


    I love living on the Costa del Sol, but it's very hard making life abroad work when you're away from friends and family in a new place, with a different language and an alien culture. However I believe that you can make Read More...

  • Any Science or Technology fans among us?

    Posted March 23, 2015 by Molly Sears-Piccavey

    2 Comments 486 Views

    Hello This month I involved in the launch of Girls in Tech Spain. For anyone involved in STEM disciplines in Spain (Science, Tech, Engineering & Maths) It maybe of interest. Find more information in english about Read More...

  • When to change to a Spanish driver's license as a EU citizen?

    Posted March 23, 2015 by Barbara de Swaan


      Since the introduction of a new law (RD 818/2009 de 8 de mayo) regarding the validity of a EU driver’s license, there are many questions and doubts about this subject. Let me clarify that we are no lawyers and you can’ Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted March 23, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation is less thinking. What I mean by that is less judging,  less comparing, assessing, planning, calculating, telling stories about yourself and others, worring, foreseeing, etc...There is nothing wrong with these Read More...

  • Andalusian Cuisine - Do you know which are the Ventas?

    Posted March 20, 2015 by Mari Carmen Lopez Sanchez


    Andalusian cuisine, heritage Romans, Arabs and Jews. Richness and variety of flavors that make it a unique cuisine in the world. Dishes like gazpacho, the fried potatoes spanish style or bread crumbs with chorizo. The ch Read More...

  • Reasons to move to Spain - location

    Posted March 20, 2015 by Tina Irving


    The geographical location of Spain makes it a great base for expatriates working in the oil fields of the Middle East and is also easily in the commuter belt from Northern Europe.  Many people do this for several years b Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 19 Mar 2015

    Posted March 19, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    With 4 packs of Danone Activia yoghurts, get a free experience pack (choose from spa, massage or beauty). Need to upload pincodes online, also with each pincode participate in a prize draw. 20% off bedding & home at Read More...

  • Viewing the solar eclipse safely

    Posted March 19, 2015 by Georgina Shaw


    This Friday, March 20th, there will be a total eclipse of the sun, and a partial eclipse will be visible in Spain from 9am-11am. This fantastic astronomical phenomenon is rare and should not be missed, but viewing an ecl Read More...

  • Have You Been Saying No To Help?

    Posted March 18, 2015 by Kai-Ashley


    Many of us have been taught that there is something more admirable about going it alone. Often we have been taught to say no to help and feel bad if we say yes.... This comes from an old thinking. In the past, sometimes Read More...

  • Spain... or France? All I know is that it is the right time to move abroad, personally AND financially

    Posted March 17, 2015 by Suzi Dixon


    There may be more high-paying jobs in Asia and better property prospects in Oz – but Spain and France remain as alluring to the British expat as ever. A new poll by investment experts the deVere Group places Spain and Fr Read More...

  • Thinking about changing direction? Write your book first

    Posted March 16, 2015 by Dale Darley


    Writing has always been a part of my life, I wish I knew then what I know now and had created an exit strategy for my old business that included writing a book and building my brand before I moved on. Having the opportu Read More...

  • Silence, men and their word budgets, digital VAT and more

    Posted March 16, 2015 by Annabel Kaye

    1 Comment 439 Views

    For those of you who missed it here is an unedited recording of the talk I gave on Friday at the wonderful Costa Women #MakeitHappenSpain 2015. We really need your help to fill in the survey (anonymous) and lobby the EU Read More...

  • Ten reasons to move to Spain

    Posted March 16, 2015 by Tina Irving


    1.  The climate - most people say that to begin with but there are many other reasons. 2.  Lifestyle - the Spanish love their fiestas, eating out and socialising.  3.  Property - there is a wide range of property at exce Read More...

  • You or someone you know having relationship trouble?

    Posted March 16, 2015 by Lucy Greenwood


    During my latest trip to the Costa Del Sol - for the fantastic Costa Women Make it Happen Conference and The first Law Fair at Malaga University,  I was concerned to learn what legal advice was commonly being offered to Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted March 16, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    -"Don't bother me with your advices and good intentions. I don't ask for it. I don't want it now. I am tired of your expectations and corrections. What I want is a piece of unconditional love, love which can accept me fu Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 12 Mar 2015

    Posted March 12, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Get a free cinema ticket when you buy a box of Popitas popcorn. Need to upload the receipt and your details online. Check out the latest competitions available in Spain – win 2000€ every month, a GoPro camera or a year’ Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted March 9, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation is a meeting with your-self. It is actually a very constructive meeting and a very different from the habitual one. At this meeting you are not going to listen to a stream of thoughts about the future and the Read More...

  • Love has no labels. Happy Women´s Day, Ladies!!!!

    Posted March 9, 2015 by Monica Udras


    Love has no Labels

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 7 Feb 2015

    Posted March 7, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Updated post on how to save at El Corte Ingles. Free his or hers Rituals facial treatment set when you spend 45€, valid until 29 Mar. Get a 10% discount on 39 different Ufesa products (irons, toasters, kettles, etc) unt Read More...

  • With gratitude for ALL of my life...

    Posted March 6, 2015 by Barbara Franken


    Thought my Costa friends would like to know IAM still alive... I've been away and would of loved to have joined some get togethers, but now IAM back I will catch up with you all again... In the meantime I've written a Read More...

  • Costa Women Costa Blanca South Group meet up - Wednesday, 25 February, Casino, Torrevieja

    Posted March 3, 2015 by Sandra Piddock


    Hello ladies. A windy Wednesday saw the day of the second local group meet up for Costa Women. They do say that small is beautiful, and if theat's the case, our group is pretty amazing, because just 6 ladies made it to t Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted March 2, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation is experiential. What I mean by that is that you do it using your senses; you approach the reality by consciously feeling, hearing, testing, touching and seeing. It is not about reading, thinking and discussin Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 26 Feb 2015

    Posted February 26, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Get a 10€ voucher to spend at Decathlon when you buy Post-It products. Need to buy the number of units shown on the website (differs by products, eg. 12 rolls Scotch Magic tape or 2 packs 5-colours Super Sticky Notes). Read More...

  • My latest novel is now out M IS FOR MEMORIES

    Posted February 23, 2015 by Joan Fallon


    With my latest novel, M IS FOR MEMORIES, I have moved away from historical themes to present day Marbella.  As usual I am writing about women and in this case the story looks at two areas - one is old age and the problem Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 23, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Meditation is fun. Meditation is pleasurable. I am so much involved with it that sometimes I forget to pass on this information. The pleasure of it has many forms. Sometimes it can be like a taste of your favourite ice-c Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 19 Feb 2015

    Posted February 19, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Free egg & bacon McMuffin at McDonalds until 28 Feb. Show coupon before 12:00h, need to buy a coffee, check participating restaurants. Get 20% off at Marks & Spencer EU until midnight 23 Feb on clothing, footwe Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 16, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    Why is it so difficult to explain what meditation is? I can use a metaphore here. Do you know what "chirimoya" is? It is an exotic, tropical fruit. I can describe its shape and colour and taste, but to fully know what it Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 9, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I carry with me a picture, a concept of reality and I behave accordingly to this concept. But what if this concept is untrue, inadequate or out dated? My behaviour instead of helping me may hurt me. The reality, the envi Read More...

  • If you sell digital products in Europe your business may be trading illegally and you risk a big fine...

    Posted February 8, 2015 by Annabel Kaye

    2 Comments 477 Views

    Did you know how radically things have changed? From 1st January 2015 if you sell a digital product to a customer in the EU (not a business but an individual) you have to charge them VAT at the rate where they are (no Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 5 Feb 2015

    Posted February 5, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


    Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee machine only 29€ (normally 79€) when you buy 4 boxes of capsules. Also when you register online you’ll get a 10€ gift voucher. Take a look at our updated post on no-win no-fee websites to make Read More...

  • Hello again Costa friends

    Posted February 4, 2015 by Rosalie Marsh


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  • New Costa Women group - Costa Blanca South group now establishe

    Posted February 2, 2015 by Sandra Piddock

    3 Comments 605 Views

    I'm happy to report that the informal meet up aimed at establishing a local Costa Women group on the Costa Blanca on Thursday, 29 January was very successful, with 7 ladies gathering on the sun-drenched terrace of the Ca Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted February 2, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 29 Jan 2015

    Posted January 29, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


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  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 26, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Anyone for a girls night out???

    Posted January 24, 2015 by Fiona Gardie

    1 Comment 527 Views

    Hi there! Am looking for like minded single ladies in Marbella/ Puerto Banus areas who enjoy the odd night out! .. Must have outgoing personality but above all a good sense of humour ( well I am Irish after all!!) age is Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 22 Jan 2015

    Posted January 22, 2015 by Maxine Raynor

    2 Comments 697 Views

    Rituals offer a free scrub cream when you spend 35€ in store or online (website available in English), ends 1 Feb. Updated post on meal deals and promos at family restaurant chains across Spain. 2€ discount on kids’ Ka Read More...

  • How to make the most of networking events

    Posted January 19, 2015 by Georgina Shaw


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  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 19, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 15 Jan 2015

    Posted January 18, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


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    Posted January 17, 2015 by Chris Dove


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    Posted January 15, 2015 by Molly Sears-Piccavey


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  • Amazing Property Deal in Marbella - Selling Fast

    Posted January 12, 2015 by Emma Biggins


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  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 12, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Freedom of the Press

    Posted January 9, 2015 by Chris Dove


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    Posted January 9, 2015 by Marilyn Richardson


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    Posted January 8, 2015 by Sandra Piddock

    3 Comments 541 Views

    Happy, healthy and prosperous 2015 to all my Costa Women connections. Now that's out of the way, when are we going to become friends as opposed to online friends? I have it on good authority from Ali that there are 25 Co Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 8 Jan 2015

    Posted January 8, 2015 by Maxine Raynor


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  • On Mindfulness

    Posted January 5, 2015 by Izabela L-Sletner


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    Posted January 5, 2015 by Belinda Beckett


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  • How to Create a Vision Board for 2015

    Posted January 3, 2015 by Louise Gale

    1 Comment 473 Views

    Happy New Year to you all! Every January, without fail, you will find me creating a visionboard for the year ahead. I thought it would be great to post my annual 'How to' here on Costa Women so if you wanted to have a Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted December 29, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Costa Women 2014 in Review

    Posted December 28, 2014 by Ali Meehan


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  • Affirmations to kickstart your writing

    Posted December 28, 2014 by Dale Darley

    1 Comment 512 Views

    An affirmation is “a declaration that something is true.” Affirmations bring conscious awareness to your thoughts. Interestingly when you start making conscious positive thoughts, you actually become more aware of the ne Read More...

  • On Mindfulness

    Posted December 22, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner

    2 Comments 577 Views

    You do your mindfulness with your body, like you do walking and dancing or swimming or even watching. Mindfulness is a body-mind activity with the stress on the body. It is misunderstanding that mindfulness meditation is Read More...

  • Mad Men, Mad Women, Personal & Commercial Branding

    Posted December 16, 2014 by Chris Dove


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  • On Meditation

    Posted December 15, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 12 Dec 2014

    Posted December 12, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Here's our "12 Savings of Christmas" list from our last 2014 newsletter: J.K. Rowling will publish 14 tales available free on Pottermore from 12 Dec. (more details on Facebook). Buy an LG G3 smartphone at El Corte Ing Read More...

  • Have Yourself a Stress Free Christmas

    Posted December 9, 2014 by Sue Cross


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    Posted December 8, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 598 Views

    We want benefits in our life. We want reward and pleasure. And I want to convince you that learning meditation is beneficial and rewarding. How to describe pleasure? Is it an object or is it rather a feeling we get by ac Read More...

  • Why Spain could gain from Portugal´s pain

    Posted December 7, 2014 by Chris Dove


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 6 Dec 2014

    Posted December 6, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    If gifting money abroad this Christmas, take a look at TransferWise - it's cheap & quick. Great idea from My Project Me: how to create Christmas experience vouchers for free. Fnac online has a low cost section (hidd Read More...

  • Christmas Appeal

    Posted December 3, 2014 by Jan Cooney


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    Posted December 1, 2014 by Barbara Franken


    Now and again I read medical/scientific reports that literally open my eyes wide in disbelief, even in shock as the truth resonates with my heart and my own truth.  One such report I read about a year ago (concerned more Read More...

  • On Meditation

    Posted December 1, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • On Meditation

    Posted November 24, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 23 Nov 2014

    Posted November 23, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


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  • Facebook vs YouTube?

    Posted November 23, 2014 by Fiona Catchpowle


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  • Looking for booking agent on the Costa del Sol

    Posted November 20, 2014 by Liona Gilad


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  • A Girl is a half formed thing:

    Posted November 17, 2014 by Angie Clifford

    2 Comments 488 Views

    A few pages into this novel definitely decided I could read no more; turned to the trusted ‘Google’ for revelation. It would seem that many others felt the same as I; no doubt we are among the less intelligent of our spe Read More...

  • In the Frame! Interview with Sur in English

    Posted November 16, 2014 by Ali Meehan

    4 Comments 652 Views

    This week, I was honoured to have been featured by the Sur in English.  Read the interview below, or on page 33 of their digital edition here - (page 33)    

  • Summit´s up with the world

    Posted November 14, 2014 by Chris Dove


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 13 Nov 2014

    Posted November 13, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Get a free dental check-up for your dog from 15 Nov to 15 Dec - enter your postcode to find details of participating vets. Toys at El Corte Ingles: 20% discount on purchases until 23 Nov given as gift voucher to use fro Read More...

  • "The Art (and Magic) of Following Our Dreams"

    Posted November 11, 2014 by Jean Gilhead

    1 Comment 1 Like 584 Views

    When I was little, we lived in leafy Kew opposite the Botanical Gardens near London. ‘50s England was a time of innocence and unhurriedness.  Although the road we lived on was relatively quiet compared to now, it was cla Read More...

  • On Meditation

    Posted November 10, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


    I love meditation. It is like a chocolate that I can eat without worrying about calories. It is like holidays without any costs. It gives me feeling of peace, relaxation and clarity. And I get all these simply by being p Read More...

  • Positively Pink/Blue

    Posted November 7, 2014 by Pat Jay


    On behalf of the team at Positively Pink/Blue I would like to thank each and every one of you that contributed towards the fund raising for this year. Without you we could not continue the amazing work and screening prog Read More...

  • November Art Challenge - Creative Costa

    Posted November 5, 2014 by Louise Gale


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  • A Time of Great Change... and Menopause

    Posted November 3, 2014 by Barbara Franken


    I find myself in times of great change.  A time where consciousness itself is shifting dramatically and as each day unfolds I become more conscious of the consciousness that IAM, the IAM presence that observes my h Read More...

  • On Meditation

    Posted November 3, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 30 Oct 2014

    Posted October 30, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    1. Up to 25% off items atDebenhams International home department until 2 Nov and free shipping on orders over £50.   2. Trade in your old TV at Carrefour when you buy a new one and get a discount. Used TV must be in wor Read More...

  • Special Kind of Caring

    Posted October 29, 2014 by Ali Meehan


    We recently enjoyed a presentation from Cudeca - a Costa del Sol based hospice charity set up by Joan Hunt OBE.  Joan's own husband died through cancer and Joan was inspired to create the charity in 1991.  The charity ha Read More...

  • Patchwork Talleres Craft and Technical for Beginners

    Posted October 28, 2014 by Andrea Medina


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    Posted October 27, 2014 by Marilyn Richardson


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  • On Meditation

    Posted October 27, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Promote Your B2B Events on BusinessCosta

    Posted October 26, 2014 by Pepita Bos


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  • Cartama ladies

    Posted October 25, 2014 by Annalene Brown


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  • Win Seven Crime Novels in Free to Enter Competition

    Posted October 21, 2014 by Lorraine Mace


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  • On meditation

    Posted October 20, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Costa Women Axarquía Launched

    Posted October 19, 2014 by Pepita Bos


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 18 Oct 2014

    Posted October 18, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    New Dolce Gusto coffee machines Oblo or Jovia with 5 boxes of capsules for 79€ until 20 Oct. Kiabi stores & online promo: 50% off second knitwear item. Jet 2 are repeating their 20% off promo, ends 21 Oct. Discount Read More...

  • A Spanish Love Affair!!

    Posted October 14, 2014 by Lucy Bennett


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  • Spring Wedding Colour Trends for 2015 Part 2.

    Posted October 14, 2014 by Lucy Bennett


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  • Wedding Colour Trends for Spring 2015- Part 1

    Posted October 14, 2014 by Lucy Bennett


    Hello Costa Women, Here is just a taster of our Spring Wedding Colour Trends for 2015 Part 1. The Weddings of 2014 are coming to a close and Autumn is upon us, so what better time to introduce to you a wonderful myriad Read More...

  • On meditation

    Posted October 13, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


    A thought is never in the present. It is always in the past or in the future if only for a fraction of a second. If you want to connect to the present, you have to connect to something that exists in the here and now, na Read More...

  • 2014-2015 Lunar Eclipse Cycle... A Time to be Truly Balanced

    Posted October 12, 2014 by Barbara Franken


    September 22 and 23, 2014 we have celebrated the Autumn Equinox. It was and still remains the perfect opportunity for us to make sure we are balanced, putting ourself first, prioritising things that are important to us. Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 11 Oct 2014

    Posted October 11, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    1.  Updated post: discounts, free delivery & returns on men’s & women’s shoes online. 2.  Next week sees the launch of the GREAT initiative with El Corte Ingles showcasing UK food, drink, fashion and culture dur Read More...

  • Artisan ceramic tiles, stunning online art gallery

    Posted October 7, 2014 by Chris Dove


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  • On meditation

    Posted October 6, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 3 Oct 2014

    Posted October 3, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


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  • Wedding Gown Shopping Tips and Advice!

    Posted October 1, 2014 by Lucy Bennett


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  • Wedding Gown Trends for 2015

    Posted October 1, 2014 by Lucy Bennett


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  • Our Top Ten Pinterest Pins!

    Posted October 1, 2014 by Lucy Bennett


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  • Positivity Project- September 2014

    Posted October 1, 2014 by Lucy Bennett


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  • On meditation

    Posted September 29, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Why I have (and haven't) been Quiet

    Posted September 28, 2014 by Gaile Griffin Peers


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 25 Sept 2014

    Posted September 25, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    -  See how to get a grant when you buy a new boiler – available in 4 regions in Spain including Andalucia. -  Amazon UK promo: Kindle unlimited £7.99 per month, try free for first 30 days. Amazon Spain: Kindle with touch Read More...

  • Costa del Sol gets Google makeover

    Posted September 24, 2014 by Chris Dove


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    Posted September 23, 2014 by Mary Carmen Soto-Skotnicka

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    Posted September 22, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


    If you want to have it in your life you have to have it in your body. HOW? By learning meditation.

  • Farmers' Markets in Madrid

    Posted September 21, 2014 by Anne Pinder


    Hello Costa Women especially Madrid members. I'm new to the club but not new to Spain!   Just learned about a new farmer's market in the main square of Matadero cultural center (metro Legazpi, just off south end of Madr Read More...

  • Hand craft Jewellery Collection

    Posted September 20, 2014 by Fanny Delannoit


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 18 Sept 2014

    Posted September 19, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


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  • Pound strengthens after "No" vote

    Posted September 19, 2014 by Rikke


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  • Yes" to longer opening hours "No" to higher charges

    Posted September 18, 2014 by Rikke


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  • Get A Radiant Glow - Improve Your Lymph Flow

    Posted September 17, 2014 by Kathy Smyth


    Manual Lymphatic Drainage For the Face Lymph is a bit of a mystery for most of us - a fluid flowing just below the skin collecting toxins that are eliminated when we sweat or urinate. When lymph flow becomes sluggish, t Read More...

  • Catalonia Is Not Spain – A Historical Perspective: We can help to get this published, Costa Women!

    Posted September 15, 2014 by Sandra Piddock


    This is a plea for help to get my friend and fellow writer Simon Harris into print with his new book: Catalonia Is Not Spain – A Historical Perspective.Simon came to Barcelona in 1988 for two weeks – and stayed. He’s a h Read More...

  • On meditation

    Posted September 15, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • anyone out there with a wedding dress !

    Posted September 15, 2014 by karen lucinda


    Good morning ladies Is there anyone that still has their wedding dress hanging up in a wardrobe and would love to put it back on again for a day !!  we are urgently in need of some bridal models for a photoshoot in MArb Read More...

  • "Clear Mind, Healthy Body" group for women who want the best out of life.

    Posted September 14, 2014 by Maria Steffensen


    Clear Mind, Healthy Body – The Group for Women who want the best out of life. We are just about to start up the third group for women here on the coast, and I am really looking forward to it. One of the previous partici Read More...

  • Sounds accompanies us from the beginning

    Posted September 14, 2014 by Christine Heckel

    504 Views rich in overtone sounds of a singing bowl seem to be so familiar because they resemble the background noise, as perceived by an unborn child in the womb. The anaesthesiologi Read More...

  • Marbella versus Dubai

    Posted September 12, 2014 by Chris Dove


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  • Marbella meets Manhattan

    Posted September 12, 2014 by Chris Dove


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  • Moneycorp Market update - Scottish referendum polls still knocking sterling about

    Posted September 12, 2014 by Rikke


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  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 11 Sept 2014

    Posted September 11, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


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  • Alterations Service in Marbella Englsh and Spanish Professionals

    Posted September 10, 2014 by Andrea Medina


    Aggie and Fred now available for your adjustment,alteration and even upcycling old into new for gifts, decoration and wardrobe, call or whatsapp 651583459 see for mire about them.

  • On meditation

    Posted September 8, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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    Posted September 7, 2014 by Chris Dove

    2 Comments 616 Views

    Seeking to escape the madding crowd, Estepona was my first choice location on the Costa del Sol. I'd booked a month-long stay on an inland horse farm, soaking in my wonderful new surroundings on weekly trips with the cre Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 4 Sept 2014

    Posted September 4, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


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  • Traditional Yoga myths dispelled: Why anyone can practice yoga!

    Posted September 1, 2014 by Lori Sjollema


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  • On meditation

    Posted September 1, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


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  • Britain's lost children

    Posted August 29, 2014 by Joan Fallon


    This summer we have had a house full of children and watching them play and jump endlessly in and out of the swimming pool made me reflect on a book I published last year about three children who lose their home, their f Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 28 August 2014

    Posted August 28, 2014 by Maxine Raynor

    1 Comment 961 Views

    The newsletter from my website is back after the summer break and here's an extract especially tailored for Costa Women! H&M has launched its online store in Spain with free delivery until 17 Sep Read More...

  • Inspired By Spain Too....

    Posted August 26, 2014 by Lucy Bennett


    Inspired by Spain too... Continuing on from last weeks Blog, Inspired by Spain we wanted to share another wedding palette inspired by the beauty and nature of Spain. So today, it's all about Lemons! Their fresh citrus s Read More...

  • Wedding Palettes Inspired By Spain...

    Posted August 26, 2014 by Lucy Bennett


    At The Boutique Wedding Co. we specialise in gorgeous weddings in Andalucia, Southern Spain. You might be wondering to yourself, why would someone want to marry in Andalucia, why Southern Spain perhaps? Unless of course Read More...

  • On meditation

    Posted August 25, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner

    1 Comment 554 Views

    There are subjects that seem rather boring or uninteresting while talked of or intellectually explained. How much fun is it in talking abour swimming, dancing or riding a bike? The fun is in using the body and the muscle Read More...


    Posted August 20, 2014 by Jennifer Stroud


    Beautiful Minds Inspire People. Showing gratitude to a team of inspiring women in Business and to Costa Women for their driving vision and belief in every women! It's not always easy to compete in business and when women Read More...

  • Summer offer

    Posted August 19, 2014 by Linda Halbert


    Welcome Hi, Well here we are in Summer! And what a summer it is. Lots of lovely sunshine as always here in Spain, fantastic. The summer puts everyone is a good mood, so I have decided to run a very special early bookin Read More...

  • Actress Sherrie Hewson and her Benidorm Loose Women!

    Posted August 16, 2014 by Irena Bodnarec


    The Benidorm actress and Loose Women panallist Sherrie Hewson came to Benidorm this week and recreated her famous lunchtime chat show with ex-pat ladies who have made the move to Benidorm. It will be screened in early Se Read More...

  • Creative Costa Gallery of work

    Posted August 14, 2014 by Louise Gale


    Hi everyone, just wanted to pop in to share some of the GORGEOUS work being created by our Creative Costa group on facebook. Each month I set a creative challenge i Read More...

  • Sunbed wars on Benidorm´s beaches

    Posted August 14, 2014 by Irena Bodnarec


    Tempers were certainly raised on Benidorm beaches last week as police tried to calm irate holidaymakers. The Town Hall have received notification from "Costas" – the authority which are responsible for the beaches that t Read More...

  • On meditation

    Posted August 11, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


    What is "a negative feeling"? It is a judgement on what you actually feel. Your mind gives this title. A feeling is not good or bad. it simply flows through your body. Don't run away from it and don't suppress it. Stay; Read More...

  • The Eulogy- A reminder to be yourself

    Posted August 6, 2014 by Hollie (Bealey) Rolla


    Sometimes it´s hard to be who we really are and accept ourselves exactly as is. We have basically been raised in a society where we have been taught we need to be accepted by others, and alot of the time, instead of for Read More...

  • Health check for women in the NHS

    Posted August 3, 2014 by maria cecilia tacchi


    I will describe here what gynecological screening is done in andalucía, other autonomous communities might do something different, but usually the differences are minimal. When in doubt check at your healthcare centre. T Read More...

  • Fotos rool, KO?

    Posted August 2, 2014 by Chris Dove

    1 Comment 565 Views

    The positive rapid responses people posted after seeing my 'This is what we're here for' photo is final proof – if needed – images have taken over the web. Text is dead!   Not a good time to be camera-shy, there's slim c Read More...

  • On meditation

    Posted August 1, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


    The habitual state for a human being is a state of RESISTANCE. We are in a state of protecting our tastes, identity and our set of values most of the time. We use so much energy for these protective actions that there is Read More...

  • A true horse story - Coín, 1936

    Posted July 31, 2014 by Jane Arredondo


    Dark Night, Black Horse is based on a true story told me by a friend who breeds Pura Raza Español horses in Coín. In the first year of the Spanish Civil War, Nationalist troops came to requisition his grandfather Diego’ Read More...

  • On meditation

    Posted July 28, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


    So what is meditation? I choose this DEFINITION: Meditation is any activity which you are doing devoting 100% of your attention to it. You are 100% aware of your body and mind being involved in it without any intention o Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 24 July 2014

    Posted July 24, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Stay at a Parador in Spain 3 consecutive nights for the price of 2 during August; prices include breakfast.   Apple discounts available during summer for students, parents and teachers in Spain.   Up to 85% off a selecti Read More...

  • Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

    Posted July 24, 2014 by Ali Meehan

    2 Comments 715 Views

    What do you want to achieve in August?  As part of Action August we are going to dip into and create a S.MA.R.T. Goal, or Goals to ensure we achieve what we set out to by 31st August.   S.M.A.R.T. stands for:- Specific Read More...

  • Add A Blog Post

    Posted July 24, 2014 by Angela Seager

    1 Comment 506 Views

    Where have all the icons gone.... I can't see the link icon, the picture icon, the film icon, the paper clip icon in order to upload photos to the site. I have clicked on Add a blog post as suggested, but as usual it tak Read More...

  • On meditation

    Posted July 21, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


    "Meditation and BODY". What does body have to do with meditation? Is not meditation something transcendental, spiritual and beyond the banalities of matter? Actually meditation and physical body are inseparably connected Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 19 July 2014

    Posted July 19, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Free e-book from Lonely Planet: 50 Secret Places in Europe. Also from Lonely Planet, if you subscribe to their newsletter you’ll get a 20% discount on your next guidebook purchase (at bottom of page link). For Dolce Gu Read More...


    Posted July 15, 2014 by Sue Cross


    Just enjoyed a morning out with my other half and ended up in a cafe, where we had a cup of deliciousness and a slice of lemon drizzle cake. Yum. If I closed my eyes, I could imagine that I was having #TEA AT SAM'S...htt Read More...

  • Filthy Lucre - a short story with a twist...

    Posted July 12, 2014 by Sue Cross


    Click the link to read this and other free short stories. Just the right length before a siesta zzz!

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 11 July 2014

    Posted July 11, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Receive a free laser hair removal session (underarms or bikini line) at Pelo Stop (locations in 22 cities in Spain). Just like on Facebook and download coupon. No need to sign up for any more sessions. Online shoes off Read More...

  • Raising Money for Injured Soldiers

    Posted July 9, 2014 by karen lucinda


    Hi Everyone My amazing son - in -law  is currently going through a summer of fund raising by running 8 tough mudder events . and believe me it is seriously tough and very muddy !  James trains young army cadets in build Read More...

  • Writing for Children - tip three

    Posted July 7, 2014 by Lorraine Mace


    For those who are following the tips on writing for children, I'm posting the link to tip three here: Although the tips on writing fo Read More...

  • All together in a Costa Women Charity Dance!

    Posted July 6, 2014 by Ali Meehan

    1 Comment 624 Views

    If you are wondering what all the fuss is about for our Costa del Sol Summer Party, hear more about the event from Eunice O'Rouke when she spoke to Fiona about the event as well as her business on the Costa del Sol:- Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 3 July 2014

    Posted July 3, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Ikea Family Card (free loyalty card) promo: 20% back as gift voucher when you buy a spring mattresses, need to buy before 31 Jul. Also at Ikea get a free evening meal until 14 Aug and kids eat free (cost of meal 7.95€ g Read More...

  • Work on the beach and other employee benefits !

    Posted July 1, 2014 by Dorothy Dalton


     Great employee benefits can be as important as salary Do you have a place on the Costas and would like to spend more time there by working flexi-time or working remotely?  Then this 3Plus Mini-Coaching session is for Read More...

  • Writing for Children - tip two

    Posted June 30, 2014 by Lorraine Mace


    The second in the series of tips on writing for children is now up on my blog. I will be adding a new tip each Friday, so if you are interested in the topic, why not bookmark the page? If you know of anyone planning a c Read More...

  • Marbella's head for heights continues

    Posted June 28, 2014 by Chris Dove


    How heartening to hear I'm not a lone voice after all… Following the furore over plans to erect a limited number of elegant skyscrapers in Marbella – which would have caused minimum disruption to the landscape while givi Read More...

  • Feed back...

    Posted June 28, 2014 by Nicole King


    I can't thank you all enough for your support of an English language radio programme from Marbella Town Hall.  We really do have a very active, attentive, vocational and tangible Mayoress and team and they all want to en Read More...

  • Spectrum FM Frequencies :)

    Posted June 27, 2014 by Cristina Axford Moyle


    You can listen to Spectrum FM Costa Del Sol via the following: 88.7 Nerja to Calahonda91.4 Calahonda to Estepona 97.6 Estepona to Algeciras including Gibraltar Or Online Via our player, click the link below, alterna Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 26 June 2014

    Posted June 26, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    We used Ulabox this week (online supermarket) to order heavy, bulky items. Their website is really easy to use even if your Spanish is not so great. Go in via this link to get 5€ off your first order, delivery free if y Read More...

  • Quantum Healing What's that?

    Posted June 24, 2014 by Dorota Anna


    Quantum Healing - Quantum Singing? What do I really do ? Well this is amazingly , beautifully Big Subject that is touching and opening parts of your Being that has not been open or understood by mind. Quantum energy is v Read More...

  • Take control of your emotions and free your Ego

    Posted June 23, 2014 by Hollie (Bealey) Rolla


    I was talking with a friend yesterday via Skype and as soon as the call connected I could sense something was wrong. After asking her what was going on, she burst into tears and told me that she was completely overwhelme Read More...

  • Thinking of writing for children?

    Posted June 23, 2014 by Lorraine Mace


    I have started a series of posts giving tips on writing for children. If this is something that interests you, please visit my blog to view tip one: The Writer's ABC Checklist Lorraine Mace - author of Vlad the Inhaler

  • Business Women in Action - 3 November 2014

    Posted June 22, 2014 by Jackie Groundsell


    I know, I know - 3 November 2014 does seem a long way off, but you know how it works, pretty soon it will be with us, and I just wanted to share my excitement with you. So what's so important about 3 November? Well it' Read More...

  • On meditation

    Posted June 21, 2014 by Izabela L-Sletner


    If you think about breakfast while showering; if you think about your children while visiting your parents and about you parents while you are with your children; if you think about your holiday while at work and about y Read More...

  • Why Hire a Virtual Administrative Assistant?

    Posted June 21, 2014 by Christine Berryman

    2 Comments 459 Views

    Trying to find ways to improve your business is challenging, thought provoking, and time consuming. Taking the appropriate steps to do this is difficult, not knowing where to start and while you are writing a checklist t Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 19 June 2014

    Posted June 19, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    If you order online and have to return items, if you’ve paid by Paypal then you’ll get your shipping charges returned on up to 4 online purchases before 30 Sep. Valid for orders to any country, max. amount returned 30€ Read More...

  • The Psychology of Pain and Pleasure

    Posted June 19, 2014 by Hollie (Bealey) Rolla


    One approach to evaluating the relationship between pain and pleasure is to consider these two systems as a reward-punishment based system. When pleasure is perceived, one associates it with reward. When pain is perceive Read More...

  • Jogging Partner

    Posted June 13, 2014 by Leila Makke

    1 Comment 538 Views

    Hello women, As I'm willing to create for myself a healthy lifestyle, jogging daily or three times per week is in my To Do List. However, I'm one of those who need company to put on those tennis shoes.   If anyone is al Read More...

  • The Power of the Subconscious mind: the map is NOT the territory.

    Posted June 13, 2014 by Hollie (Bealey) Rolla

    1 Comment 587 Views

    Our subconscious mind is an intricate, yet wonderful thing. It can be our own worst enemy, or our greatest Ally. Like everything, the trick is to make our subconscious work for us, rather than remain enslaved to it´s wil Read More...

  • IPTV

    Posted June 12, 2014 by Monica Udras


    Security Service Company Mapit Solutions using its servers now to provide reliable home entertainment services. Monthly fee of 44 Euros brings you the following channels (catch-up, recording and downloading) BBC One Lo Read More...

  • What defines YOU????

    Posted June 11, 2014 by Ali Rodriguez


    What Defines You? It was one of the hottest days, or so it seemed, and it was only February, as I strolled down Ipanema and Copa Cabana Beach to witness for the first time one of the world’s most attended events:  C Read More...

  • Listen to Spectrum FM online :)

    Posted June 6, 2014 by Cristina Axford Moyle


    Listen to Spectrum FM online via the link below, or download our FREE App on Android & IOS. If you are thinking of Promoting your business to over 50k listeners per day, Contact Cristina on 615 029 195, or email Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 5 June 2014

    Posted June 5, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Exclusive offer: Get 5€ free credit for international calls from mobile phones in Spain. Get discounts on personalised cards for Father’s Day (16 Jun in UK). Currency Transfers: We’ve compared 3 different solutions, ch Read More...


    Posted June 5, 2014 by karen southall


    It's that time of year again where parents start to twitch at the thought of 12 long weeks of kids at home under our feet. Whether you are a working parent who needs to send their kids away for a few hours every day or p Read More...


    Posted June 3, 2014 by Lisa Smith


  • 60% off at Totem Ceramics - Estepona/Marbella area

    Posted May 31, 2014 by Louise Gale


    Hi everyone, I just had my second pottery lesson at Totem Ceramics and had a lot of fun creating this bowl from scratch, just building up the clay, then smoothing, cutting and drawing patterns on to it! (picture below!) Read More...

  • Looking for a low cost accommodation for weekend 27 - 30 June in Los Boliches Fuengirola

    Posted May 30, 2014 by Christine Heckel


    Hello ladies, I am looking for accommodation in a hotel or B&B in Los Boliches, Fuengirola, for one of my course participants from Friday 27th June to Monday 30th June. Low cost please :-) If you know or have a place Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Offers For Costa Women 29 May 2014

    Posted May 29, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Top Offers This Week 1.  The e-Day returns, online only, on Mon 2 Jun. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a one-day discount extravaganza from major brands all found in one place. Brands and offers include: 15% discoun Read More...


    Posted May 28, 2014 by Marian O Dwyer


    Popular and well known Psychic Lee Petulengro will be back in Spain to give individual readings. This will be held in Riviera. The cost for a card reading will be 40 euros. He is also offering Crystal Ball readings for 6 Read More...

  • SUP Pilates session starting this Sunday 1st June in Sotogrande.

    Posted May 28, 2014 by Sophie Hoffmann

    2 Comments 420 Views

    Try a fun & challenging pilates workout on a Stand Up Paddle board!Throughout June we are offering taster sessions on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings for just 15€ for a one hour workout on the water - this incl Read More...


    Posted May 28, 2014 by Maria Diaz


    What is celebrated today? How? Would not you know that today is celebrated the International Day of nutrition?We will help you become aware of the importance of this day, we will explain briefly how it can affect your fa Read More...


    Posted May 26, 2014 by Maria Diaz

    1 Comment 455 Views

    TOMATO AND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, DOUBLE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH! The TOMATO  is one of the most consumed vegetables all around the world for its taste, its health benefits, and for all the various ways you can cook with Read More...

  • Hi to one and all.

    Posted May 23, 2014 by Susana Harrison

    2 Comments 729 Views

    To whom it may concern,i have two daughters,29,18,speaking english,español,y portuguase,any jobs going out there please, have been in spain over twenty years now,we live in los Bolishes fuengriola .Regards Susana.

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 22 May for Costa Women

    Posted May 22, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    1  Free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) from the University of Salamanca to improve your basic Spanish “Miriada X Español Salamanca A2”. Get your name down before 1 June (3000 people have already joined), course lasts Read More...

  • New boutique and online business on the Costa del Sol

    Posted May 22, 2014 by Simone Rosato


    ROSATO COLLECTIONS a new boutique and online business arriving to Sotogrande. 40/41 Galerias Paniagua (Next to the dentist).We are selling the following designer brands of Beach Wear, Yoga and Gym wear - Melissa Odabash, Read More...


    Posted May 21, 2014 by Maria Diaz


    FIVE SECRETS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. We are going to answer clearly and pricesly some important questions about Extra Virgin Olive Oil and how it is vital in your families diet. Our aim is to share Read More...

  • Televised book awards - please help

    Posted May 21, 2014 by Lorraine Mace


    My novel, Bad Moon Rising, has reached the final of the People's Book Prize and I will be going to the black tie dinner in London next week when the results will be announced. This is an award for novels voted for entir Read More...


    Posted May 20, 2014 by ANDREA ROMERO NAVAS


      Did you know that the asparagus is considered an aphrodisiac, has anti-aging functions, can protect against cancer, reduces inflammation….???   Asparagus health benefits If you want to know how good he can be the asp Read More...

  • Surprise your family with a spanish omelette with extra virgin olive oil!!!

    Posted May 19, 2014 by ANDREA ROMERO NAVAS


    How to make an potato omelette with extra virgin olive oil from Oil & Life? Today in our recipe page I would like to show you how I make a spanish omelette. The famous potato omelette with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EV Read More...

  • Mijas Television Interview

    Posted May 18, 2014 by Sue Cross


    Well, I was feeling terrified as I prepared for my first TV interview in Spain. The worst part was waiting in reception for what seemed an eternity before we went on air. My tummy was turning somersaults, but I need not Read More...

  • Unique Ways to Humanistic Magic!

    Posted May 16, 2014 by Ali Rodriguez


    "Humanity is my Family and the playground!" As a little girl, growing up in Havana, Cuba, there was always a lot of laughter in my house. Neighbors will come to share with all of us, their freshly brewed Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 15 May for Costa Women

    Posted May 15, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Nubeox are offering their online movie and series streaming service in Spain for only 5€ for the first 3 months (not 5€ per month, just 5€ for 90 days). Most films are available in English (see our article). When you s Read More...

  • Record-breaking visitors to Málaga, London, Amsterdam

    Posted May 12, 2014 by Chris Dove


    Representing a year-on-year increase of 1.2% for the first quarter 2014, Andalucía's Institute of Statistics & Cartography recorded 3,874,628 tourists to the region, with this summer expected to continue the upward t Read More...

  • Fashion show at LIMONAR, Malaga

    Posted May 12, 2014 by Emma de Acedo


    Let you know there is a fashion show at LIMONAR 40 DAY 16 OF MAY TO GET FUND FOR ...with the best Modisto de Malaga and Jewels and we are in Larios Fashion pasarela Hi just check my blog for many different information o Read More...

  • New Spanish Traffic Laws Come in to Effect on 9 May 2014

    Posted May 10, 2014 by Ali Meehan


    On the grounds that ‘ignorance of the law is no excuse’, all drivers in Spain are advised immediately to familiarise themselves with the detail of the new traffic laws which are coming into effect on 9 May 2014 (Ley 6/20 Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women 8 May 2014

    Posted May 8, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Find out how to get a non-means tested grant for air con if you live in Andalucia. Druni perfume stores promos: Buy 2 deodorants get 50% off one, 3x2 Astor products, 25% discount when you buy 2 L’Oreal products. 20€ vou Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 1 May 2014

    Posted May 2, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Extract from the Money Saver Spain Newsletter The British Pathe Film Archive is now available on YouTube, with over 85,000 films. New meal deals & restaurant promos info. Casa Shops promo: spend 50€ on outdoor furni Read More...

  • Meet the latest star of television!

    Posted May 2, 2014 by Sandra Piddock


    Hello, Costa Women. I have some very exciting news - I'm going to be on 'The One Show' on Monday 5 May, 8.00pm Spanish time. It's all because of this blog post: was picked up by a BBC researcher who w Read More...

  • Giveaway - Charming Small Hotels Spain - Travel guidebook

    Posted May 1, 2014 by Molly Sears-Piccavey


    If you enjoy travelling around Spain as much as I do you may be interested in this giveaway. On my blog this week I have a competition to win a Charming Small Hotel Guides: Spain The paperback glossy book w Read More...

  • Pet Protection For your Furry Friends

    Posted May 1, 2014 by Sue Benson


    Hi,  I would like to introduce you ta a great product - I have been using is on my dog Fenda and have noticed a difference between my two dogs. Pet Protector really does work as it prevents the nasty little beasties Read More...

  • Transporting and Moving

    Posted May 1, 2014 by Sue Benson


    way2gohire.comYOUR ONE STOP TRANSPORT SHOPUK: 0208 090 4292SPAIN: 965 79 46 82 Hi, I would love to share this company with everyone.  I am in the process of bringing my daughter and her two dogs down from the UK. I foun Read More...

  • What Spain owes to the Moors

    Posted April 27, 2014 by Joan Fallon

    3 Comments 555 Views

    One of the advantages of writing books about Spain is that you have a great excuse to trot about the countryside investigating things.  During the research for my novel THE SHINING CITY we visited Córdoba numerous times Read More...

  • Live in care training/assessment course in Spain

    Posted April 26, 2014 by Susan Edwards


    Helping Hands has been supporting people with award winning care in the UK since 1989 enabling customers to remain in the familiarity of their own homes, surrounded by things that they love. As a leading provider of care Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 24 April 2014

    Posted April 24, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    Sat 26 Apr, 20% off at Zara Home stores (or online with free delivery). 24 & 25 Apr only: 20% off all clothing & accessories at Marks and Spencer EU. Remember newbies get a 5€ discount voucher when they registe Read More...

  • European Green Party: “Citizens, your time is now!”

    Posted April 24, 2014 by Chris Dove


    European%20Green%20Party%20in%20Fuengirola%2C%2024Apr2014.JPG Invited by Costa Press Club member Pia Bruun to discuss 'What is the Green vision for the future of Europe?' in Fuengirola's Tetería La Rosa de los Vientos, f Read More...

  • New Yarns for Costa Del Sol

    Posted April 22, 2014 by Sue Benson


    I have been making samples of the new yarns which I have recently received from the Uk and am really excited at how they are knitting up. Some are really like dolly mixtures with loads of different colours of varying sh Read More...

  • Photos from the Manilva Art and Craft Fair

    Posted April 20, 2014 by Louise Gale


    Hi everyone, I just posted a little excerpt from the Manilva Art and Craft fair. Some lovely stalls at the fair. A fun afternoon at the Manilva Art and Craft fair that took place on Saturday April 19th over Easter week Read More...

  • European tourism quality strengthens consumer confidence

    Posted April 14, 2014 by Chris Dove


    Ask a random group of people how they'd each spend a €1,000 windfall and nine out of ten will reply, “On a holiday!” With record hordes of happy holidaymakers hotfooting to the Costa del Sol, the European Commission's ne Read More...

  • Photos from our visit to Mettes Glass Studio

    Posted April 13, 2014 by Louise Gale

    2 Comments 497 Views

    Hi everyone, a group of us went up to visit Mette's glass studio yesterday and I wanted to show you some images and blog post I have published on Creative Costa from the afternoon. Mette was so inviting as she showed us Read More...

  • Samples for Knitters and Crafters

    Posted April 10, 2014 by Sue Benson


          As a keen knitter and being on the larger side it is with great pleasure to have found such a lovely pattern for me to wear especially during the cold winter days here is Spain - (not that they are really cold) how Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 10 April 2014

    Posted April 10, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    For the holidays: Exclusive discount for theme park tickets at Tixalia, and if you need to change dates you can change tickets free of charge. Ikea promos for Family Card holders (it’s free – see how to get one): 10% of Read More...

  • My latest novel is set in 10th century Spain

    Posted April 6, 2014 by Joan Fallon


    Just published THE SHINING CITY on kindle This is the story of a city, a city that is now in ruins: Madinat al Zahra.  The year is 947 AD, a time when southern Spain is under the rule of the Moors.  The ruler, Caliph al Read More...

  • Liberation from hibernation!

    Posted April 5, 2014 by Ali Rodriguez


    It happens to all of us. We have been hibernating during the Winter, and all of the sudden Spring is upon us, at which point we find out, we are simply “out of shape” not to mention hungry, thirsty and in need of much-wa Read More...

  • Update on Marbella Azul

    Posted April 4, 2014 by Roz James


    As you know we launched our new website on 31st of January.  It has been very well received by everyone.  We are now available in Spanish and more languages will follow.  Our events page is filling up fa Read More...

  • Facebook Spring Clean

    Posted April 4, 2014 by Fiona Catchpowle


    This week I started the challenge and my bum  hurts!  Are you allowed to say bum here? The reason why ... sciatica! Can't seem to shake it, so probably heading off to the chiropractor this week. Anyway, enough o Read More...

  • Flamenco in Granada Spain - My Review

    Posted April 4, 2014 by Molly Sears-Piccavey


    On 13th March 2014 I went out with a group in Granada to the Templo del Flamenco in the lower Albaicín This week I have written a detailed review of my experience their.   Here´s the link Read More...

  • Top Offers in Spain This Week

    Posted April 3, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    A selection of offers from Money Saver Spain - 3 April 2014  Amazon ES: Up to 40% off books in English & get free delivery with a minimum 19€ spend on books. Diary date: Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cone day 8 A Read More...

  • New children's novel launched today

    Posted April 2, 2014 by Lorraine Mace


    Vlad the Inhaler, a novel for children aged 8-12 and adults up to 100, is launched today. VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, AND PEACHES, OH MY! Vampires suck... But Vlad is half-human - and a vegetarian! Vlad's parents have disap Read More...

  • Healthcare for Brits Living in Spain

    Posted March 29, 2014 by Ali Meehan


    Brits Living in Spain (an initiative by the British Consulate) have shared the dedicated website for Healthcare for British Nationals in Spain.   Click here to find out how you are entitled to healthcare in Spain Visit H Read More...

  • What is a Google+ Hangout On Air?

    Posted March 28, 2014 by Fiona Catchpowle

    2 Comments 505 Views

    You may have heard talk recently of a new "video interview" trend, we are calling Handbags and Shoes. (it's a long story how we got that title so you will just have to watch all the videos from the beginning!) The techn Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers for Costa Women

    Posted March 27, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    This Week’s Top Offers Nescafe are offering 50€ off a Dolce Gusto coffee machine in stores and online, and free capsules too. Free standard delivery on all orders from Marks and Spencer EU ends this weekend and mid-sea Read More...

  • Why Did The Cancer Disappear?

    Posted March 27, 2014 by Marion Dias

    3 Comments 479 Views

    How can a cancer that was spreading and needed urgent surgery simply disappear within four weeks without ANY conventional treatment? In early 2006 I was diagnosed with cancer of the endometrium (womb). It was a like a Read More...

  • What is the 5 x 50 Challenge and how can you get involved?

    Posted March 26, 2014 by Ali Meehan


    What is the 5x50 challenge?   Meet Françoise Sandrine Rajewski who talks to Fiona about 5x50 and living in Spain - watch here   If your internet speed is slow, have a read of some of Frans story too here   What is the Read More...

  • This week Authors' Corner chats to the crime writer Paul Anthony

    Posted March 25, 2014 by Joan Fallon


    Good morning Paul, welcome to Authors’ Corner.Thank you for the invitation, Joan.You have a lot of successful novels, a collection of poetry, screen plays and film scripts to your credit.  Why and when did you decide to Read More...

  • Have fun raising Money for Positively Pink & Positively Blue Charities!

    Posted March 24, 2014 by Pat Jay


    OK EVERYONE..... this is something that everyone can join in and have some fun raising money for Positively Pink and Positively Blue  Please share this poster as much as you can.....  There are rules to adhere to but t Read More...

  • AUTHORS’ CORNER talks to best selling historical novelist Ann Victoria Roberts

    Posted March 21, 2014 by Joan Fallon


    AUTHORS’ CORNER talks to best selling historical novelist Ann Victoria RobertsGood morning Ann.  Welcome to Authors’ Corner.  You’ve been a successful novelist for many years now, tell us how you came to become a writer Read More...

  • New Free Antigym® Session in Marbella

    Posted March 21, 2014 by Paloma R.Hergueta


    Hello, This week there have been some free Antigym® sessions in Marbella. Thank you to all the people who came, it was very grateful to see how you were touched by the body work. I know that some people tri Read More...

  • Stay Safe when visiting the Alhambra or Granada

    Posted March 21, 2014 by Molly Sears-Piccavey


      Hi If you are travelling to Granada or visiting the Alhambra palace this article maybe of use to avoid petty thefts and minor incidents.   Enjoy the weekend Molly

  • Let's talk about Manifesting!

    Posted March 20, 2014 by Joy Fahey


    Let's Talk About Manifesting! What's it All About?  Every intention sets energy into motion. Whether you are conscious of it or not.” ~ Gary Zukav Have you ever wondered why some people just thrive in life, and everythin Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 20 March 2014

    Posted March 20, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    This Week’s New Money Saver Spain Articles Did you know you can design your own postage stamps? Find out more about this and other useful services from your local Spanish Post Office. How to use Amazon Spain and save mo Read More...

  • English speaking accountant

    Posted March 17, 2014 by karen lucinda

    1 Comment 409 Views

    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced english speaking accountant

  • Gourmet, video interviews and information about things to do in Andalucia

    Posted March 16, 2014 by Emma de Acedo


    Hi I have my love and enjoyment is mostly creating and  giving the best with a group of Protcolo and Events that im so glad to build it in 15 years of hard work . If anyone needs help to find or creat youre dreams partys Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Top Offers 13 March 2014

    Posted March 13, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    This Week’s Top 10 Offers & New Articles   1. Buy from a selection of home appliances and electronics at Carrefour stores and get another item for only 1€, eg Samsung Blu-ray player for 1€ with Samsung TV. See all of Read More...

  • Self Confidence

    Posted March 13, 2014 by Joy Fahey


    Why do so many people suffer from the lack of self confidence? The truth is every one of us knows fear, insecurity and feelings of being small and inhibited intimately. It’s not just you who feels this, everyone feels t Read More...

  • Looking for a publisher

    Posted March 13, 2014 by Sue Benson

    511 Views   Andrew helps people prepare their books to be published on the internet and hard copy as well.  So if you know any budding writers perhaps you would be good enough to let them have this li Read More...

  • Women in the driving seat

    Posted March 9, 2014 by Chris Dove


    Thanks to Ali for organising Saturday’s enjoyable, packed International Women’s Day Fayre at Hotel Tamisa Golf in Mijas – good to see new and familiar faces. Thanks also to a lady named Angela from Ibex Insurance who, th Read More...

  • Money Saver Spain Latest Offers & News 6 March 2014

    Posted March 7, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    This Week’s Top Offers & Freebies   1. In stores and online Saturday 9 Mar: 20% off at Oysho. 2. Starts Friday: Marks and Spencer EU, 20% off everything online (except Best of British) valid all weekend. 3. Swarovski Read More...

  • So How Does Work For You?

    Posted March 3, 2014 by Cristina Axford Moyle

    1 Comment 483 Views

    How it Works: 1. We visit you and decide on the offer that suits you and is attractive to our Cooldeals members. 2. We prepare the artwork and write the copy for the email and agree how many offers you want to sell. 3 Read More...

  • Shoes and Handbags go Live!

    Posted March 2, 2014 by Fiona Catchpowle

    4 Comments 550 Views

    Well we finally made it happen ... the first official Costa Women Handbag is live on YouTube Big thanks to Maya Middlemiss for taking partThe sound quality needs a little work, but I did forget to ment Read More...

  • Pelvic Floor training at home with new iPhone app

    Posted February 28, 2014 by Molly Sears-Piccavey


    Hi, A friend of mine has developed a new device with an App for iPhone & android for Pelvic Floor training. This month they are running a competition on their Facebook page and you can win a kit This system is call Read More...

  • Top Offers and News from Money Saver Spain 27 February 2014

    Posted February 27, 2014 by Maxine Raynor


    This Week’s Top Offers 20% off footwear and dresses at Marks and Spencer EU, ends 3 Mar. More discounts on their offers page. 20% off an item of your choice at H&M stores in Spain until 2 Mar. Download or print cou Read More...

  • The importance of loving YOU!

    Posted February 25, 2014 by Ali Rodriguez


    Selfish or Self-less? My friend Sammie had just phoned in tears because of a deep rejection by her boyfriend, Michael.  She could not understand that after 3 years of dating the man of her dreams, he told her face-to- Read More...

  • Choosing the right educational pathway

    Posted February 25, 2014 by Georgina Shaw


    If you, like me, have a young child, this is the time of year to think about the best options for primary schooling and looking for information on where to go and what to do. With the deadline approaching for entering yo Read More...

  • Hangbags and Shoes

    Posted February 23, 2014 by Ali Meehan

    1 Comment 584 Views

    Yes, you did read that right! Costa Women are launching into the world of Google Hangouts and just for fun, we have nicknamed them Hangbags (rather than Hangouts) and Shoes (Scheduling Hangouts on Air Events ;) To find o Read More...