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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Living Abroad With Children: Changes are Inevitable

Living Abroad With Children: Changes are Inevitable

As I sit here, deliberating what to share with you first, I am torn. Living abroad with children is a whirlwind of life experiences. Sometimes you just need to stop, take a breath and slow down. Otherwise, life simply passes you by. [bctt tweet="Sometimes you just...

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

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

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. We...

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Why Spain Is Great For Kids to Live and Grow Up

Why Spain Is Great For Kids to Live and Grow Up

As a regular reader of our blog, you will know that we are always sharing our stories and reasons why Spain is great for kids to live and to grow up. If you read any of the interviews we have given (links on our About Us page) you will see many of the reasons why. In...

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Paying Traffic Fines in Spain: This Time We Refuse To Pay!

Paying Traffic Fines in Spain: This Time We Refuse To Pay!

We Share Our Story and Show You How To Contest Traffic Fines in Spain Sometimes you just have to draw the line and say "That's enough!" "We are not doing this. We are not paying this money!" We didn't now how to do it but I, Lisa, was determined to find away. We are...

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25 Years Living in Spain:  Loving Our Family Life In Spain

25 Years Living in Spain: Loving Our Family Life In Spain

Can you believe we've been living in Spain for 25 years? Family Life in Spain is a whirlwind of excitement, adventure and learning experiences touched with the odd dash of frustration. It can easily be compared to a fairground ride … the enormous roller coaster that...

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Insider Tips for Canary Islands Holidays: From Locals That Know!

Insider Tips for Canary Islands Holidays: From Locals That Know!

Get more from your Canary Island Holidays by listening to the locals ... If you’ve been following our story, you’ll know that our children were born in the Canary Islands, on the island of Fuerteventura. They are little “Majoreros”. We keep saying we should organise a...

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11 Things You Mustn’t Do When Moving to Spain From UK

11 Things You Mustn’t Do When Moving to Spain From UK

If you are Moving to Spain from UK, avoid these mistakes and save yourself stress and even unnecessary embarrassment ... Congratulations on deciding to move to Spain. You’ve chosen a fabulous country for the next stage of your life. Spain has so much to offer in the...

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Spain isn’t Cheap … Or, is it?

Spain isn’t Cheap … Or, is it?

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...

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6 Top Tips for Moving to Spain with Children

6 Top Tips for Moving to Spain with Children

  There are so many factors to consider when Moving to Spain with Children. As parents, we can often spend too much time worrying and thinking "What if?" ... Don't waste time worrying. Start researching now. Ask Questions. Find answers. It's all part of the incredible...

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6 Tips for a Tasty Trip to Madrid:  Must Do’s for Food Lovers

6 Tips for a Tasty Trip to Madrid: Must Do’s for Food Lovers

Do you want a taste of what Madrid is really like? Don’t waste time visiting tasteless places. Follow our 6 Tips for a Tasty Trip to Madrid, you’ll be licking your lips and your taste buds will be screaming for “más”!   I recently enjoyed a short visit to Madrid....

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

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

12 Weeks Of School Summer Holidays in Spain... As I write this post, I still cannot believe it is the last day 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...

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Moving Abroad With Children. Our Story. Is It Luck?

Moving Abroad With Children. Our Story. Is It Luck?

Many people think about moving abroad with children, but not everyone fulfills their relocation dream. There are so many uncontrollable outside factors. There are, however, many other factors that you can control. I have received so many beautiful comments, reviews...

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18 Signs You’ve Been Living in Spain: Eating Out

18 Signs You’ve Been Living in Spain: Eating Out

18 Signs You’ve Been Living in Spain When You Go Out To Eat in the UK and … You sit down and expect waiter service … wherever you go. When you do go to the bar to order, you get into trouble for walking away without paying for your order. You get funny looks for...

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