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Important new health care rules for British expats in Spain


British Embassy 5th June 2008



This does not affect retired expats over the state retirement age who get their free health care in Spain. This will continue to be free.

It also does not affect those who have holiday homes here or are on holiday, if you are still resident in the UK, emergency treatment will still be free.

Improved forum layout

[img_assist|nid=177|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=82]The forum section has a new layout! Now it looks a little more like other web forums, I think the new layout makes it a little bit easier to see each post and reply.

I'll probably adjust the colours a bit - the default blue ones crash a little against the warmer colours of the rest of the site.

Any comments welcome!

New weather overview!

[img_assist|nid=267|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]There is now a weather overview in the top right corner!

With this you can compare to Jim's daily observations, and also check the weather in some other locations.

The chat link has been moved up to the upper links, below Forums.


Site moved

As we were running out of resources on simenro.net, the site has now been moved to www.las-violetas.net .

Links to the old site should automatically forward to the new site, so no-one should notice the move.

If any questions or comments, please post a topic on the forum or use the Contact link in the top menu.

More construction photos added

Tina Prestedge from no 213 has submitted photos from the construction phase. View them at this page!

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Jim's Blog about Las Violetas

6th April 2008

The weather once again is amazing and very warm, glad we are here and not freezing in the snow, even the south coast of the UK has had several inches as you will know if you are in the UK.

The apartments by the park are coming on well now and they do look quite good now they starting to render the outside in a white finish. They are supposed to be finished by June but I doubt it.

Back on track

The site is now back to normal, it seems. Good that the slowness did not last too long.

On a side note, new owners are still signing up every now and then. A large part of all the owners can now check this site for info! Keep spreading the word - the more the marrier! :-)

Slideshow added!

[img_assist|nid=214|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=82]You can now view any image gallery as a slideshow!

Each image is shown for 5 seconds. To stop the slideshow, simply move the mouse over the picture. To continue, move it away.


Share your pictures!

Do you have a photo from a social event at Las Violetas? Or any other photo you want to share? You can share it - please go to Gallery in the top menu!

Any questions or feedback about this feature are welcome - for example, if it's hard or simple to use. Just add a comment!


Latest chat news

[img_assist|nid=178|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=92|height=100]The chat room has not worked for some time, but is now up and running again!

Actually, it's a different chat solution. The one we had turned out to be somewhat unstable and required a lot of manual work (by me) to have it up and running.


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