Well, sadly it doesn't look like we'll be moving back permanently, but the 'Hill-Whitehead' clan will be returning to sunny VLC for 6 days this Easter 2013. We are extremely excited and look forward to seeing how things have changed in the past year or so since our last visit.
Sounds like the crashing economy in Spain (nearly matched by the UK's own ailing economy) is having a profound effect on everything from unemployment to property prices, though thankfully the vast majority of our friends have escaped the worst effects so far. Could this be the moment to investigate property purchases in Spain or are prices likely to fall further? Is there further room for a fall? This question and many more will doubtless be answered on our return.