Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Moving To Spain

Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Moving To Spain

    Moving overseas can be a fantastic adventure, especially when heading somewhere as beautiful as Spain. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and romance of the prospect. However, if you’re expecting a smooth transition, you may be disappointed....

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Designing A Simple Garden For Your Home In The Sun

Designing A Simple Garden For Your Home In The Sun

There are many advantages to moving abroad, and being able to enjoy plenty of sunshine year-round is one of them. Once you’re settled in your new home and have your house sorted, you can turn your attention to your outdoor living area and creating a simple garden....

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Vegan Ferrero Rocher Style Energy Treats

Vegan Ferrero Rocher Style Energy Treats

                    How times change. Trends come and go. Do you go with the flow or stand your ground and resist change? I've never been a trend addict (except for a short "Townie" clothes phase back in the early...

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The Truth About Bilingual Schools in Spain: Our Story

The Truth About Bilingual Schools in Spain: Our Story

  For years I have said that choosing the best kind of education 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. Should you opt for local state schools, private...

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Five Factors To Consider Before Moving To Mijas Costa

Five Factors To Consider Before Moving To Mijas Costa

Are You Thinking About Moving To Mijas Costa? Mijas Costa is a beautiful stretch of coastline on the Costa Del Sol. Popular with holidaymakers, this whitewashed destination is perfect for any trip with family or friends. It holds a perfect mixture of tradition and...

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Tips For Creating A Garden For A Warmer Climate

Tips For Creating A Garden For A Warmer Climate

According to data from the Horticultural Trades Association, over two-thirds of British adults enjoy visiting a garden centre every year. This just goes to show how much the British love gardening. However, if you’ve recently moved from the UK to warmer parts of the...

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Where Are Brits Buying Property Abroad?

Where Are Brits Buying Property Abroad?

Many people dream of buying property abroad. If you are thinking of doing so, we strongly recommend you do your homework and spend plenty of time carrying out research! I'm sure you will not be surprised to hear that Spain continues to reign supreme when it comes to...

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Fiestas and Siestas Miles Apart: Book About Spain Giveaway

Fiestas and Siestas Miles Apart: Book About Spain Giveaway

About Fiestas and Siestas Miles Apart, By Alan Cuthbertson Fiestas and Siestas Miles Apart is the humorous but true story of what happens when the Cuthbertson family decides to sell everything (including the family business), load the family car, and move from England...

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Bilingual Education in Spain: It’s Time To Make A Decision

Bilingual Education in Spain: It’s Time To Make A Decision

I'd decided when was the best time to switch to bilingual education in Spain. Or so I thought ... I cannot believe that it is almost two years since I started writing this post. This is what happens when I want to write about something that is so important to me. That...

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How To Calculate The Cost of Living in Barcelona

How To Calculate The Cost of Living in Barcelona

What is the Cost of Living in Barcelona? We continue with our series of How To Calculate The Cost Of Living in Spain For You and Your Family! Today, we consider Barcelona ... Barcelona is an incredible city with an amazing vibe, which explains why so many people want...

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30 Tell Tale Signs Your Kids Grew Up In Spain

30 Tell Tale Signs Your Kids Grew Up In Spain

As we explained in a previous post, Spain is a fabulous place to bring up your children. Family comes first and children are children for longer. However, don't fool yourself,  it can take time to adjust to new ways of doing things, especially when they are so...

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Pesetas or Euros? Make Money From Your Leftover Currency

Pesetas or Euros? Make Money From Your Leftover Currency

Let Us Show You How To Make Money From Your Leftover Currency! Did you know that Spaniards are still hoarding pesetas worth about €1.7 billion? Since the euro was introduced in Spain on New Year's Day 2002, the Spanish have kept the faith with the old money by...

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The Official dates: Public Holidays Spain 2017

The Official dates: Public Holidays Spain 2017

Public Holidays Spain 2017: Time to start planning! As 2017 gets into full swing and we start thinking about the year ahead, planning holidays, family meet ups and day trips, it is a good idea to consider the dates for public holidays Spain 2017. If you are planning...

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