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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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School Holiday Calendar Spain 2014 2015 Andalucía

May 26, 2014 / 0 comments

Here is our printable School Holiday Calendar Spain 2014 2015 for Andalucía At last it is here!  You can now use our printable school holiday calendar Spain 2014 2015 dates to plan any trips and holidays for the coming year. What trips have you got planned this year? As we have previously mentioned, every year…

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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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Cooking with Languages: We’re so excited!

April 9, 2014 / 0 comments

We are really excited to share our new Cooking with Languages project with you. It is still very early days but thanks to our wonderful new illustrator, Sol Muniain, we can now see our ideas coming to life. As you know, we are true believers that learning languages is a fundamental part of our children’s…

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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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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 are very glad we did it this year as otherwise we would have left it too late….

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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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A Visit to the Lakes in Malaga

August 8, 2014 / 0 comments

The lakes in Malaga are divided into three different areas referred to as: Embalse de Gaitanej; Embalse del Conde de Guadalhorce and the biggest of them all Embalse del Gualdalteba-Guadalhorce. If you head inland, away from Malaga Capital, towards the town of Ardales, you can access the lakes by following the signs to El Chorro…

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Why Working From Home In Spain Rocks

August 5, 2014 / 0 comments

I’ve been working from home in Spain for just over two years now. And, you know what, I absolutely love it! I’ll show you why later. Admittedly, working from home is not for everyone. However, for many people currently moving to Spain, it is a very popular option. As demographics are changing, families and couples…

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Our Family in Spain Best Summer Songs of All Time

July 29, 2014 / 0 comments

Do you have a list of your Best Summer Songs of All Time? You know, the songs that remind you of summer holidays, having fun in the sun. The songs that when you hear them,you just need to crank the volume up every time. The songs that make you tap your feet or even shake your…

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Spanish Fast Food: An Oxymoron?

July 20, 2014 / 0 comments

One of the many things we love about living in Spain, is the food  and the importance of family time around the table. If you read our post, Spanish Food For Children, you will see that our children enjoy a wide and varied diet. However, there are times when a bit of Spanish fast food is what…

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