chatting to Laura Hamilton from ‘A Place in the Sun’

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We best know Laura Hamilton from our favourite property program ‘A place in the Sun’. We watch Laura showing prospective buyers properties abroad in exciting destinations and tempting us to also find our very own Place in the Sun.

Along with wowing us with properties on the television both home and away Laura is not only a Mum to two gorgeous little ones, but also a wife, business owner – most recently taking over as Postmistress at Lord Roberts on the Green, writer for HELLO! magazine and taking part in shows like the Jump and Dancing on Ice, plus many more exciting projects she’s involved with. Laura definitely is an all round girlboss and total inspiration.

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buying a property in Spain

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We’ve had our house on the Costa Blanca for just over three years now and we get asked quite a lot about how we went about buying our house here in Spain and any pointers too.

I am in no means an expert, but I thought I’d share with you our advice and chat about things we’d maybe do differently if we were to buy again and ideas we’ve picked up along the way.

First of all there are hundreds of properties for sale in Spain. Apartments, town houses, villas, country fincas, re-sale and new builds. Whatever style of property you are after I’m sure there will be quite a few of them up for sale.

So there is no need to rush the sale.

That is probably my no.1 bit of advice, don’t rush.

Most properties are up for sale for a long time, so the likelihood of your ‘dream’ house being snapped up when you go away to think, is pretty slim. Which is another thing to look at is, if you want to sell in the future. You have to be prepared that it could be up on the market for a long time. So make sure the property you buy is 100% suitable for your needs.

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laptop in bed – is it that bad?

 

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We’re always being told to not use any electronics a couple of hours before bed and taking your phone, tablet, iPad, laptop to the bedroom is a big no-no.

But we all do it don’t we.

Life’s changed.

For me, as I’m sure with most of us our phone is more than just, well, a phone, lol. It’s our personal electronic diary. Our lifeline. Our right-arm. We are all pretty much lost without it these days. I know if I misplace my phone for the slightest of minutes the mini panic attack sets in. Saying that though I am getting better at the weekends, as I try not to spend so much time on it and enjoy my time with Mark.

I absolutely cannot leave my phone downstairs at night. I’ve tried. But I can’t. My phone is my alarm clock and also I suppose a security device too. As when Marks away it gives me comfort to know if there were any problems my phone is right there, fully charged on my bedside cabinet.

We’re also told about no laptops in bed.

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garden inspo

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If you follow me over on Instagram you would have known we’ve just had very last minute trip to Malaga. We had one night there as Mark had meetings and work stuff going on. Being the dutiful wife I am, I jumped in the car to keep him company and make sure he didn’t collapse or anything, as he was suffering from a really bad throat and cold.

We stayed at The Tamisa Golf Hotel in Mijas and their gardens have left me with total garden inspiration.

The hotel also backs directly onto the Mijas Golf Course and has an absolutely stunning view.

The perfect backdrop whilst having breakfast on the terrace or sunning yourself by the pool.

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