The story of our adventure in Spain

In October 2002 we purchased a holiday flat in Guardamar on Spain's Costa Blanca - not far from Alicante and Torrevieja and we try to spend a good part of the year in Spain.

This blog hopefully will contain our thoughts and impressions of Spain - the good and the bad and lots and lots of photographs of not only Guardamar but the rest of Spain as we eventually get to explore it.


Thursday, 1 April 2010

The price of buttons ...

If you think that all goods and services are cheaper in Spain than in the UK then you are quite wrong ..

Last month we purchased from Guardamar market buttons to add to a home knitted cardigan - the cost 75 cents each which we thought was quite expensive .

On our return to the UK another home knitted cardigan completed meant more buttons - this time the cost was 20 pence per button ( 25 cents ) from our local wool shop in Heywood.

So in this respect the UK is much much cheaper.

Knitting wool for sale in Guardamar market is cheaper than in the UK but of a much inferior quality.

So - keep shopping in the UK - for wool and buttons anyway.


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