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started by: Charles-968712 · last update: 1512473465 · posted: 1405781453

Hi I am a 19 year old British citizen who has been living in France for the last 8 years, currently as a student on a preparation course for a business school studying in Le Havre, Normandy.I had made plans to spend my summer in Majorca, travelling with a company specialising in providing working holidays to young people however due to an administrative error I was informed at 1 O'Clock on the morning of my flight that I had no accommodation. I am therefore searching for an alternative solution to spend my summer in Spain as I desperately want to improve my Spanish and become trilingual (I already speak fluent Englsh and French). I like to consider myself quite a well rounded human being. What I mean by that is that I can do almost any kind of job. I have gained experience in outdoor and garden work from many long weekends helping my parents, and I worked as a labourer two years ago as a summer job. I have 3 dogs, chickens and once had as many as 5 cats so I am an animal lover and I know how to look after them. I am also good with kids, I have 2 half brothers and 1 disabled half sister and my most recent seasonal job was working in a summer camp. I am also a pretty good cocktail mixer, and I love jobs where I can use my language skills to my advantage and I have been paid for translation jobs on many previous occasions so I will pretty much take most kinds of work. I am not looking to make any profit at this stage of the summer so I will be happy to work for board and lodgings somewhere vibrant and dynamic where I could interact with a lot of Spaniards.  Please get in touch with me quickly as I would like to come to Spain as soon as possible. I am available until the end of August. Thanks for reading Charles

started by: Abelinda-170419 · last update: 1512473461 · posted: 1406537777

I read this little article about Madrid the other day and thought I'd share it with everyone. It's not the best piece every written but made me glow inside with a bit of pride that visitors take away so much from the city! http://www.dailyiowan.com/2014/07/24/Arts/38463.html

started by: Habla-17110 · last update: 1512473456 · posted: 1407149660

Anywhere know where I can get a new quality screen fitted for my ipad in Madrid. Not a dodgy place, somewhere that will do a professional job please

started by: Pugwash-163704 · last update: 1512473451 · posted: 1406903475

What are the big live music venues in Madrid? Ideally where you pay to go in rather than get tickets in advance.

started by: Pugwash-163704 · last update: 1512473445 · posted: 1406903559

How do you get to the centre of Madrid from the airport? Easiest and cheapest ways please, travelling pretty light.

started by: jpr121 · last update: 1512473404 · posted: 1406245673

Ok here it goes! So after a 14 year successsful sales career in Manchester and currently London, I have quit my job, moved out of my flat, a house sale is going through and im moving to Madrid! Why? Because life is too short and I have some great memories in this city! I move around the 15th August and I'm torn into what I am going to do, I have a flat to move to in Alcala with a friend who already lives there and is an English Teacher, I have requested to join an English drama group in September as it was a big passion of mine and I have done tv and stage work up to my late teens and really want to get back into it (im 30 this year!), I have been a children's entertainer and I have managed call centres and staff alike and headed up sales teams and departments in the UK and been successful in the growth of organisations and the training of staff! Now im moving to a great city and really want advice on what I should do?! What my skills will help me do and any other advice in general!! Sorry to ramble and I look forward to your replies! xxxx If anyone has opportunities or advice I would be very greatful

started by: libertabeard · last update: 1512473397 · posted: 1408113994

Hi all! I am a 24 year old British guy living in Madrid with my girlfriend and I'm looking for English-speaking friends whilst living in Madrid for the next year. My Spanish isn't great so I'd prefer to hang with English speaking for a while at least! My Spanish is improving slightly so I may go to some language exhchanges at some point... Anyway, I'd like to meet some similar people to myself. Anyone in the same boat? Or can anyone advise anything that can help me? Thanks a lot!

started by: coristone · last update: 1512473391 · posted: 1408746117

Hi, We are moving from Madrid to Bath within the next couple of months and wonder whether anyone has any suggestions for removals companies (cheapish but reliable) for 55 cubic metres of stuff. Alternatively, is there anyone who has their HGV license and would like to do it?

started by: Abelinda-170419 · last update: 1512473387 · posted: 1406018869

Just looking at the current films on in English and realised I don't know anythign about any of them. Has anyone watched any of them and enjoyed it suffciently to recommend it to someone else?

started by: Abelinda-170419 · last update: 1512471782 · posted: 1405499400

Where do you considered the best areas for shopping in Madrid and the outskirts? Not too pricey as I'm not that bothered about designer stuff.

started by: Chrissie-174228 · last update: 1512471774 · posted: 1409230042

My Smart phone turns itself off when the battery level drops to anything between 25% and 15% remaining. It's very frustrating and I have no idea why. Any technologically-minded people have an answer?

started by: Rasta-174318 · last update: 1512471770 · posted: 1409746451

Is there a real estate expo this year in Madrid of have I missed it. I know that in previous years there has been a giant property expo and was wondering if they're going to repeat it. Also a second hand car fair? Is there one of those too?

started by: angeeeeee · last update: 1512471765 · posted: 1410557109

Please advise me. My cousins son is an 18 year old with no exprience but would love the oppetrunity to work in Spain. He is looking for bar work or something similar or even attending a bar work school.   Whats the best way to look for this kind of work?   He has only just started learing Spanish.   Any kind words of advice would be really appreciated, as he is young and eager.   Thanks in advance

started by: Fringe · last update: 1512471760 · posted: 1409916793

Is there a group that take donations of unwanted furnture, televisions, linen, that sort of thing in Madrid?

started by: Eggy-170423 · last update: 1512471754 · posted: 1409834214

Inspired by the advert selling Google Glass i came across Baidu Eye. The Chinese internet giant appear to be aping Google. Will this be released in Europe? Anyone know price etc? It would be good if Movistar started carrying it, that would be excellent.

started by: Jonah-343844 · last update: 1512471749 · posted: 1412172094

Is there such a thing as a Madrid version of the London 'Oyster Card'?

started by: Old Shep · last update: 1512471745 · posted: 1412268511

What site do you go to in order to have a look at bank repossessions in Spain (in particular Madrid)?

started by: Daniel H-170421 · last update: 1512471550 · posted: 1412938378

AngloINFO is offering you the chance to win over €1500 worth of goodies from The British Corner shop (stocks products from other nations too): Just send a funny, heartwarming or surprising picture of something that reminds you of home (doesn't have to be food) to the Facebook or Twitter account and you could be in with a chance of winning. More details here: http://madrid.angloinfo.com/competition And Youtube video for inspiration can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys7nE-HVr7k What reminds you of home most?

started by: bumpty · last update: 1512471543 · posted: 1412079595

Where can I test and buy Segways in Madrid? Is there anywhere suitable?

started by: Old Shep · last update: 1512471539 · posted: 1414583029

Well well well, wonders will never cease. An apology from a politician not actually grovelling for their job (yet) http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2014/10/28/pm-rajoy-apologies-for-pp-corruption-for-the-first-time/

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