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Why I Really Need to be a #markwarnermum …

December 13, 2014 / 0 comments

Boo! Boo! And double boo! It didn’t happen. Again! Our first ever family skiing holiday is yet to happen… Despite all my good intentions, initial research and ideas, life simply got in the way. Time ran out. Christmas is almost upon us and we have nothing booked. As you probably know, I’m usually very organised…

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Videos about Moving to Spain with Children: The Eisen Family and Their 3 Young Daughters.

December 9, 2014 / 0 comments

In addition to the publication of our book and our written interviews with families who have moved to Spain, we are excited to launch a new series of Videos about Moving to Spain with Children. In these videos, we chat with parents who have made the move with their children and discuss the research they…

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Enjoy Christmas in Spain: Play Virtual Pass the Parcel

December 6, 2014 / 0 comments

WOW! It’s December already and we are starting to get into the festive spirit. This year we will be once again spending Christmas in Spain, here at our home in Mijas. But today we are not here to talk about that. Today, we’d like to invite you to play a game. A game of Pass…

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New Book: Moving to Spain with Children

November 3, 2014 / 0 comments

Hot off the press: Our book about Moving to Spain with Children has just been released by U P Publications. Available for Kindle on Amazon, due out any minute as a Paperback. As we mentioned in our first post about the book , if you search online you will find a multitude of books about Spain;…

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#FamilyFun Activities in Cadiz: Entre Ramas Aventura

September 29, 2014 / 0 comments

Entre Ramas Aventura is an adventure park nestled in the pine forests in Roche, Cadiz. Just 1km from some of the best beaches in Spain (Calas de Roche, Sancti Petri, la Barrosa…) It is great fun (if you like that sort of crazy thing ) for both, children from the age of 6 years old,…

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About Our Family Holidays in Cadiz: Just the beginning …

September 25, 2014 / 0 comments

For the past three years we have spent our August family holidays in Cadiz. Guess what? It’s so great that we are already planning to go back next year. Many people ask us what there is to do in Cadiz, apart from enjoying the miles of amazingly, clean, white sand, clear water beaches. (It was…

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Have you ever thought of spending a year in Spain?

August 29, 2014 / 0 comments

I have just met up with a beautiful American family who are at the start of an exciting family adventure. They are spending a year in Spain. The children are going to attend a Spanish state school and they are going to visit and learn as much as they can about this wonderful country, it’s…

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Sure Signs That You’re Adapting to Life As A Mum in Spain

July 30, 2014 / 0 comments

We love our family life in Spain.  We believe we have chosen a great place for our children to grow up. Right now, we couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. By adapting to the Spanish way of living, you are able to integrate easier and reap the rewards of their relaxed and sociable way of life….

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Our Book about Moving to Spain with Children

July 8, 2014 / 0 comments

We are very excited to announce that our book about Moving to Spain with Children is due to be published in November 2014. As well as being available in kindle format, a print edition of Moving to Spain with Children will be published, thanks to UP Publications Ltd. This means that not only will you…

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All About Our Family Holidays in Alicante

July 1, 2014 / 0 comments

We have just returned from our family holidays in Alicante and we wanted to share what we discovered with you. This was an extra bonus week, thanks to Ed’s mum, so it was a bit last minute and not a lot of research was carried out before we went. I (mum) had just returned from…

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Read why Malaga is not one of the worst cities in Spain

June 18, 2014 / 3 comments

Write a pretty standard article and add a controversial headline and Bob’s your uncle! You grab the attention of journalists and newspapers. It’s that easy, isn’t it? Usually not. However, a certain online writer, with a reputation for provoking reactions with his bold, and often totally unfounded statements, seems to have done it again. This…

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Snorkelling in Nerja

May 4, 2014 / 0 comments

We think this is the best place to go snorkelling in Nerja… Our children love the water. They are not yet the strongest of swimmers but they are confident enough to try new water sports. We are always looking at places to visit where they can try all different activities. If you read Steve’s post…

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Moving to Spain Videos

January 27, 2014 / 0 comments

We have recently recorded a series of Moving to Spain videos that cover subjects that we are regularly asked about.(As we mentioned in our post: The 12 days of christmas 2013 a confession and #wabas12) Although entitled “Moving to Spain with Children“, the majority of the information discussed will be useful to all ages and for…

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Where’s The Best Place to Live in Spain?

September 1, 2013 / 0 comments

We are often asked where is the best place to live in Spain. Guess what we answer? If you read our posts and follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you will see all the photographs we post. Most of them are from where we think the best place to live in Spain is. It is,…

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A to Z Spain: Things we think you should know about Spain…

June 2, 2013 / 0 comments

A to Z Spain: (Part Two) Welcome to the second part of our very first A to Z Spain. In future posts we will focus on more specific topics but for this first A to Z Spain we would like to share some general insights into the country we have chosen to make our home….

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A to Z Spain: Things we think you should know about Spain…

May 25, 2013 / 0 comments

A to Z Spain: (Part One) Welcome to our very first A to Z Spain. In future posts we will focus on more specific topics but for this first A to Z Spain we would like to share some general insights into the country we have chosen to make our home. We hope to provide…

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Spain isn’t Cheap … Or, is it?

May 12, 2013 / 0 comments

Let us start before the beginning … The original title for this post was “ Spain isn’t cheap … Stop advertising it like that!” I planned to talk about the importance of branding. The fact that successful branding establishes a significant and differentiated presence in the market that attracts and retains loyal customers. The fact that…

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Choosing the Best International Schools in Spain for your children

April 20, 2013 / 0 comments

Let us help you to find the best International Schools in Spain … Choosing the best International schools in Spain for your children is one of the most important decisions you will make, whether you are moving abroad, or you are already living abroad. We all do what we believe is best for our children,…

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3 Tips for Successfully Moving Abroad with Children

April 11, 2013 / 6 comments

This article is for anyone who is thinking about moving abroad with children …. I’m sure most of you will have heard of the Real Estate 3 tips for a successful property purchase: Location     2. Location     3. Location On a similar note, my 3 tips for successfully moving abroad with children are: Timing…

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Guide to Spanish Paperwork: NIE & Residency Applications

March 24, 2013 / 0 comments

Are you thinking of moving to Spain or are you already living in Spain? Would you like us to save you time, money and headaches by helping you with Spanish paperwork issues ? How many times have you found yourselves going round in circles, pulling your hair out and wasting too much time reading about…

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¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to our Family Life in Spain!

October 6, 2012 / 0 comments

Welcome to our Family Life in Spain We hope you enjoy reading our stories as much as we enjoy writing them. In attempt to explain the logic behind our madness, this page is designed to guide you around our website in an easy and painless manner, (we understand how frustrating it can be when you…

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Warning! My Husband is an Illegal Immigrant in Spain!

September 25, 2012 / 2 comments

Spain Residency Issues: My husband’s story … My husband has lived in Spain for over twenty years. We were married in Spain. Our two children were born in Spain. We have a house in Spain. We have a libro de familia. We are fiscal residents in Spain as we declare all our taxes in Spain….

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Understanding Your Spanish Bank Account Number

May 28, 2012 / 0 comments

We are often asked about a Spanish Bank Account number and what the codes are made up of, so here is a simple explanation of how to understand your Spanish bank account number. Whether you are already living in Spain or are moving to Spain, it is a good idea to understand the different bank…

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A Spanglish Christmas Poem

December 16, 2014 / 0 comments

We love this Spanglish Christmas Poem, based on the well-known English “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Read it to your children, they are sure to love it! We’ve added the translation of the Spanish words in each line for you. Wishing you all a wonderfully ¡Feliz Navidad! ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through…

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Spanish Christmas Songs for Children

December 16, 2014 / 0 comments

As Christmas draws closer, radio channels, TV shows and even shopping centres all play Christmas songs on a more regular basis. Here in Spain, the celebration of Christmas seems to get bigger every year. So, let me ask you a question: How many spanish christmas songs (villancicos)  do you know? I confess. Even having lived in…

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Homemade Gift Idea: Easy Christmas Truffle Recipe

December 9, 2014 / 0 comments

Christmas is coming and this year we are having fun making all kinds of homemade gifts and decorations. The children are now at the age that the build up and fun is had actually making the gifts and decorations. Once again, we are using recipes from the wonderful Spanish Village Cooking Recipe book by Debs…

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Dates for your Diary: Spain Public Holidays 2015

November 26, 2014 / 0 comments

If you’re planning how best to use up your holiday entitlement in 2015, or simply trying to work out the most economical times to travel, then you’ll need to take into account the dates for Spain public holidays 2015. In Spain there are national holidays, regional holidays and local holidays. The dates on which the…

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Spanish homework: Keeping up with the Children and Spanish Language-learning.

November 19, 2014 / 0 comments

Helping your children with their Spanish homework is a great way to improve your own knowledge of the Spanish language. Learning together makes it more like fun! From my own experiences, when learning Spanish as a second language, far too much emphasis is placed on learning grammatical exercises, rather that oral practice. Fortunately, this appears…

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Free Online Spanish Tips: GUSTAR – to Like

November 13, 2014 / 0 comments

The next Free Online Spanish Tips are for the verb: GUSTAR (TO LIKE) Gustar is a pronominal verb. It means that this verb is always conjugated with a pronoun in front of the verb. Let’s have a look at the conjugation of GUSTAR (to like).       A mí me A tí te    …

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Everything you need to know about: Having a Baby in Spain

November 11, 2014 / 0 comments

Having a Baby in Spain by Charlotte Humphries (A recently new mummy in Spain!): However long you’ve lived abroad, it’s the momentous occasions which remind you that you’re living in a foreign country and that some things are just not the same as at home, wherever home may be. Having a baby is just one…

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