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    Posted by on March 8, 2018

    Welcome to the new Benidorm Seriously Web Site

    WHAT IS BENIDORM SERIOUSLY –  Benidorm Seriously is an information site managed by people that have lived here for many years, insuring that the information provided is as up to date, factual and as accurate as possible.

    We welcome your input in to the site  so please let us know  what you would like to see here.

    Tracy Ann Essex – Started Benidorm Seriously Facebook group on 9th March 2015

    Born in Essex having worked as an Estate Agent, Secretary, Land Lady and Events Organiser. Purchased a property in Torrevieja in 2007 and moved to Spain lock stock and barrel in 2008 where I lived and worked in Torrevieja for 3 years running my own business amongst lots of other things.

    Moved to Benidorm in 2011 where I have worked as Door Staff (don´t laugh), Telesales and in various bars and restaurants, and photographer for the Blues Brothers Experience.  Benidorm Seriously is now a full time job and we now have an office open in town which means we are now more accessible to our members to give face to face help and advice, more information and map to the Benidorm Seriously Office can be found HERE

    I have experience in all aspects of living and working in Spain, even divorce lol.

    Derek Blevins

    Born in Portadown, Co Armagh (a long time ago) I have been living and working in Benidorm since January 2010.

    An entertainer from Northern Ireland and now working as Jake Blues, part of the very successful Blues Brothers Experience show here in Benidorm and throughout the Costa Blanca.

    While assisting with some of the day to day admin my main role is more of a technical nature, with the website, forum and music page.

    “My role in admin is to write the sarcastic comments which keep the girls busy at night lol”

    Jill Shail – Office and group administrator

    I was born in Scotland but lived in Wiltshire for a large amount of my childhood and adult life. Moved to France in 2016 but it was raining so we came to Benidorm for a holiday for a week but stayed 90 days!!! Came back to Benidorm for the Winter in Nov 2016 and fell in love, we decided to stay. Aurevoir France, Ola Espana.

    I am a huge fan of the group and am always on Facebook at home so this is great for me. My other real love (apart from my husband and dog of course) is Football. well most sports and have found some fantastic locations in Benidorm to watch them.

    I have joined Benidorm Seriously as part of the Admin team having previously worked in different sectors in Administration, Customer Service, IT and Project Management.

    Sonja Morren – Group Admin and Sales Consultant 

    Hello there! I’m Sonja, yes with a “J” lol.. I’m 36 and have been schooled and brought up here in Benidorm since I was 6 years old… I have done bar work since the age of 18 and then moved onto doing hypnosis shows in the cabaret rooms at 21, so basically I have been doing night shifts from a young age. but life changes when you have children, so I have stopped doing night shift and just started a new day job. I love my baby and I love being part of this fabulous group Benidorm Seriously, what friendly people to be around with!!  I am fluent in both English and Spanish and have knowledge of a few other languages.


    Hazel Edgar

    I have been coming to Benidorm for about 16 years now love the place, so over the years I’ve gathered a lot of info about it..

    I used to go to Tenerife all the time till Globspan added a new Alicante service from my home Town…Aberdeen . I never wanted

    to go before just thought it was high rise city ….how wrong was I. I.fell in love with the place and started going 3 times a year,  I now go for months at a time.

    I’ve been married 43 years .got 2 Sons & 1 Grandaughter, .shes 14 now .shes one of the reasons that we don’t go to Benidorm for

    a really long time.  We are now thinking about a 6 month long let maybe November to April,
    We are both retired now . had various part time jobs .mostly cleaning .hubby was a self employed Plasterer & Tile fixer… We are mortgage free now & thinking seriously about letting out our house to,stay long term in Benidorm,,.in the not to distance future.

    Leanna Blevins

    Yes the surname is the same…. I am Derek´s favourite daughter (he´ll say he doesn´t have a favourite though).  I am from Portadown (Co Armagh),  I am the newbie and the baby of the team at 26 years old.

    I am a fully qualified beauty therapist but taking some time out to be a full time mother to my 3 children, Taylor Kayden and Brook.

    I previously lived in Benidorm and worked in a beauty salon, then decided to open and run my own salon before returning home to raise my children.

    Sharon Crosby

    Hi, I’m Sharon, a retired Council worker originally from Oldham. I’ve been in Benidorm just over 5 years and I’m still learning and finding out stuff about it! I have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters who I miss a lot, although not enough to go back to the UK lol. I’ll make no apologies for being a nerdy Game of Thrones fan and if its on tv I will be watching it, reruns and repeats included. I’m really looking forward to becoming part of the Seriously team.


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