Thank you lanzalocal -
I appriciate the advice and knowledge you have on the topic.
I was expecting as much, as I said I have friends living there who have told me just as much. My theory is I am already working like this over in Ireland so why not try working this way in my favourite place
It might not/ probably wont work out for the better but it is something I would like to try especially before my daughter gets too old.... We might try where one of us is working more days and one nights so childcare can be cut down, I am aware that I will not have the same rights eg heatlh care and schooling. I am willing to try other destinations other then Costa if it is easier on us. Can I ask you since you have been living there for so long how you have managed it? Not to be too noisey in your life but as you have such knowledge I am interested in how some can make it so and some can't? is it luck of the draw? Same for one of my friends out there - owns a pub that just happened to do well and is situated brilliantly? Thanks for your response