Why is it the lifelong ambition of so many British people to move to Spain? Is it because they have holidayed there and have seen it as some sort of paradise to retire to or is it more than that? Maybe they had a break on the island and never wanted to go home to the dark skies and rain?

There is no doubt Spain offers a better lifestyle than cold, rainy Britain. Beautiful sandy beaches, great scenery, wall-to-wall sunshine …