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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 September 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 / 0 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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Free Online Spanish Tips: SER and ESTAR

October 8, 2014 / 0 comments

An often confused topic in Spanish is the distinction between SER and ESTAR, especially for students who have English as their mother tongue. This happens because in English these verbs are translated into TO BE, only one verb and in Spanish we have two verbs (Ser and Estar). Since both verbs are frequently used in Spanish,…

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Camping Benidorm: A true portrayal of expat life in Spain … Really?

October 3, 2014 / 0 comments

Rant warning! I like to think of myself as a positive person. I don’t consider myself as a Pessimist.  Am I an Optimist? Hmm, in most situations my head rules my heart so I suppose a Realist is a better classification. When assisting people in making decisions about moving to Spain, including renting and buying…

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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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Currency update news: September 2014

September 22, 2014 / 0 comments

Whether you are living in Spain or moving to Spain, having a reliable currency transfer advisor can save you a lot of money. The following article is the first of monthly updates from Foreign Currency Direct that we will be sharing with you. Here’s the latest currency update news for september 2014: Following an extremely volatile…

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Legoland Windsor: Don’t leave it too late!

September 17, 2014 / 0 comments

In the last week of our 12 week long summer holidays we enjoyed a quick trip back to the UK. The trip was to finally visit Legoland Windsor, something we have been planning to do for years. We chose to travel the first week in September as that meant most of the UK schools had…

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School Summer Holidays in Spain: To Enjoy Or To Endure?

September 9, 2014 / 0 comments

12 Weeks Of School Summer Holidays in Spain… As I write this post, I still cannot believe it is the last day of of the long, school summer holidays in Spain. Every summer, our children break up for 12 weeks of school summer holidays. Yes, you read that correctly: three months; 12 weeks; eighty days…

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Are you thinking of Moving to Lanzarote?

September 1, 2014 / 0 comments

The Canary Islands are a popular destination for people looking for a warmer climate. Each year, many couples, families and retirees consider the possibility of moving to Lanzarote. You may remember that we lived in the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura for seven years, before heading back to the mainland. Moving to Lanzarote has just become…

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Are your child’s eyes prepared to go back to school?

August 25, 2014 / 0 comments

The summer holidays are flying by, at an incredible pace. It only seems like yesterday that we were talking about the dreaded 12 week summer holidays … where did the time go? In just over two weeks time, our children will be going back to school. Are you ready? Have you bought all the materials?…

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