We are a retired couple in our 50's and will be moving to the Barcelona region hopefully next year. We both hold European passports and will have sufficient income not to seek employment. We will be renting as we feel that way it gives us the option to move around if we choose to. What we were wondering, is what life is like in Spain once you have settled and life has become 'normal'? We imagine the summers would be easier but as we've read on here the winters can be cold and do you become more housebound? We would really love to hear your stories, with both the good and the bad and what day to day life is like as a retired person. We have visited Spain on many occasions and both fell in love with it from day one.