Hi - I moved to Spain with my lovely wife Melva (our 14th anniversary as I write this blurb) in September 2000, and have never regretted a day of it. Like the hero of my books (Andrew Michaels) I arrived here pre-retirement age, although in my case it was not through choice, if you want a hint of why, go to my website (link below) and look amongst the photos. A more detailed 'history' of yours truly is also there as well.
Upon arrival in Spain we did the finca (country villa) bit, but after 5 years it proved to much (physically) so we now live in a huge apartment in the centre of Crevillente, which is famous for carpets and shoes (Crevi - not our apartment).
We were also into caravanning (Spain, France & Portugal particularly) but again pain intervened.
We are now looking forward to taking up the Spanish Governments’ offer of highly subsidised Holidays as I have now fulfilled the age requirement.
Thank you for visiting my site.