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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About Our Family Holidays in Cadiz: Just the beginning …

About Our Family Holidays in Cadiz: Just the beginning …

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,...

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

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

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...

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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 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 you...

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Our Top 5 Holiday Activities for Kids in Mijas

Our Top 5 Holiday Activities for Kids in Mijas

As you may know, we currently live in the beautiful Andalucian, whitewashed village of Mijas. It is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. We decided it was about time to share our Top 5 Holiday Activities for Kids in Mijas. Please keep number 5...

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Livin La Vida Loca: Surviving Expatriate Life with Kids

Livin La Vida Loca: Surviving Expatriate Life with Kids

6 Top Tips for Surviving Expatriate Life with Kids I love how many people we virtually "meet" on social media. It really does make the world a smaller place and enable us to exchange stories and ideas with like-minded people. This article is a guest post written by...

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

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

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...

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Quiz About Spain: Test Your General Knowledge.

Quiz About Spain: Test Your General Knowledge.

Due to popular demand, we are starting our @FamilyinSpain 's Quiz About Spain series. We are going to help you learn more about this wonderful country where we have chosen to make our family home. In future @FamilyinSpain 's Quiz About Spain series quizzes, we'll...

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Language Learning: Motivating Children To Use Target Language

Language Learning: Motivating Children To Use Target Language

If you were to share one tip for motivating children to use target language, what would it be? The very knowledgeable Rita Rosenback, author of Raising Bilingual Children, and fellow member of the Facebook group Multicultural Kids Blogs, asked us this very question....

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Camping in Tarifa: Three Provinces in Three Days

Camping in Tarifa: Three Provinces in Three Days

Mum changes our plans and Trip Nº 2 is Camping in Tarifa. I'm not good at routine. I find it hard to follow plans. I like to improvise and to act on my gut feelings and decisions. I know this isn't everybody's way of living, but it seems to work for us. Having spent...

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