@itsme: no problem. I just thought that it was curious that you had not observed this aspect of the Spanish mentality.
I had for years thought that UK government should set up a retirement homes and give the elderly a choice to either retire in Devon/Bournmouth. The winter months would be ideal for health reason, lack of vitimen C, SAD etc and it would be cheaper & will free up spaces in UK.
I do not think that the civil servents, Council staff are capable of thinking outside their pension.