k wrote:Well done for the posters who are discussing the virtues of spain against the UK in this posting. Whilst I appreciate the input of the likes of Kevin and Frank who constantly state 'living with rose coloured specs'. Yes I am for the advice research etc, but I am surprised that whilst they say they love spain, it always 'appears' they are really slagging it off. I am amazed that they disagree with the folks who are still living here in the UK, with a current opinion, who are giving the reasons for trying to leave. Frank appears to live in utpopia and Kevin just seems like life passed him by. (As I see it )
I'm not the business of slagging it off, I'm simply a realist that can see both sides of the coin, I can appreciate the good with the bad. Of course, we could be like the others, and tell you everything is perfect there, everything works like clockwork, but some would be very disappointed when they did move there, because that's not the way Spain works. It you seriously believe, like some, that you can sit out on the balcony all through the winter in a t shirt, for example, carry on, but the truth is it's a nonsense. I think on the subject of the weather alone, a lot moving out there, will be disappointed. Whilst I don't live there, I have been visiting various parts of Spain for over 20 years, at various times of the year, and I know from my own experience, the sun doesn't always shine!
I don't live in Utopia either, although compared with a lot of UK, it certainly seems like it. More than four cars in a row here, is a traffic jam. When I drive around with the radio on, listening to the road reports of horrendous traffic jams all over the place, I count my blessings that I don't live near any of those places. Friends of ours got snarled up in the M25 traffic two days ago, coming from Gatwick, took them seven hours to get home! Someone on here made a big play about it being a nice day in Spain, I was also out, walking the coast path for 3 hours yesterday, in shorts and t shirt, it was a glorious day here. Sure, we have rain, but it's certainly not the grey, depressing place that others would have us believe. I have said many times, if I lived where a lot of the people here had lived, I'd have forsaken these shores long ago as well. I wish you luck, and hope you will not be disappointed.