Ken_Lobster Living in Spain is not the panacea it is made out to be, especially after brexit - you will have to provide proof of earnings or other means of financial support just to get a temporary residencia now, else you’re limited to 3 months out of 6 (and no, you can’t stick the 3 month lumps together). Driving license must be changed for spanish, health insurance will be required unless you work in Spain, pay Spanish tax and NI and get into the medical system. You must have been a good boy, ie no criminal record. Just navigating your way through Spanish admin can be a nightmare. You must have a Spanish bank account (so you’ll have to go through a bunch of shit and proofs with what ever bank you choose). Then there’s the empadronmiento (civil register), the language (although after two years in Mexico you may already know a bit of castellano - but there’s also Euskadi, Valenciano, Catalan, Galician, Cantabrian, Murcian Panocho and a host of sub languages and dialects which obfuscate things). Its a big country, the weather varies enormously. The north is wet and green, snow is common in the winter. The south east (where I live) is dry and temperatures vary a lot. Because we’re on the coast we’re normally ok in winter - rarely dips below 10, but 10 km inland up a hill (lots of them) frosts and snow are not uncommon. It doesn’t rain much - we’ve had none since early June - but when it does it does. Flooding is common. My advice would be that unless you’re a gammon don’t live in a brit ghetto, but living in a small village in the hills can feel very isolated and lonely. Inland stuff can get really extreme - blisteringly hot summers and freezing winters.
I was also freelance, and towards the end when I’d totally lost interest in the job, I was able to gradually cut down firstly to a relatively normal 40 hour week working from home, then down to 3 days and finally nothing (huzzah!). Doing fuck all by stealth - that may be an option.
I’ve been over here 20 years now. Wouldn’t even consider returning to the UK.