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Essential reading for anyone thinking about moving to Spain.

Don’t even think of Moving to Spain with Children without reading this essential self-help manual.  Compiled by a successful British working Mum who has experienced the relocation roller-coaster for you, the highs, lows and occasional shrieks of panic, it could save you months of hassle and heartache.

Chapters cover:

  • Timing your Move;
  • Choosing the Best Location;
  • Property Purchase;
  • Schooling;
  • Paperwork;
  • Learning Spanish;
  • Healthcare; Bringing Pets to Spain;
  • Starting a Business

…And other considerations crucial to ensuring a smooth transition to your new lifestyle.

With information that’s bang up-to-date, Lisa “tells it like it is”. Spiced with the author’s own heart-warming anecdotes, you’ll arrive at the same place her own family is now – but in half the time: Living and loving family life in Spain!

If you have ever wished for the gift of hindsight, “Moving to Spain with Children” is just that: a gift of a book!

We have been thinking about retiring from the US to Spain for a few years now, and have attempted to research the possibility on and off on-line, getting frustrated with the often outdated and conflicting information, no doubt partly because of Spain’s frequently changing rules and regulations. That’s why we were delighted to find Lisa’s book “Moving To Spain With Children’. Even though it’s geared towards families with children, with lots of practical information about education and ideas to help children adjust, it had all the other information we were looking for as well, all in a concise and easy to read book. At no point is Lisa trying to sell you a dream life in Spain, instead she provides fact based information, ideas to consider, and real life experiences. Continue reading

From where do I start? I always desired to live in Europe. As usual, we now have internet to find information. The problem is to separate good from bad information. As a amazing coincidence, my desire to live in Malaga converged me to Lisa Sadleir. My daughter just have born and I was looking for someone who as experience in this subject. Lisa’s book couldn’t be better! The book has a perfect approach, considering that it is not a ToDo Do It Yourself book or how Spain is wonderful (but it is, lol), it is a very helpful book to whom that want to know in advanced what are the main concerns when you intend to move to Spain. I bought it as soon as it was released and it worth it!

Don’t even think of Moving to Spain with Children without reading this essential self-help manual Compiled by a successful British working Mum who has experienced the relocation roller-coaster for you, the highs, lows and occasional shrieks of panic, it could save you months of hassle and heartache. Chapters cover: Timing your Move; Choosing the Best Location; Property Purchase; Schooling; Paperwork; Learning Spanish; Healthcare; Bringing Pets to Spain; Starting a Business… …And other considerations crucial to ensuring a smooth transition to your new lifestyle. With information that’s bang up-to-date, Lisa “tells it like it is”. Spiced with the author’s own heart-warming anecdotes, you’ll arrive at the same place her own family is now – but in half the time: Living and loving family life in Spain! If you have ever wished for the gift of hindsight, “Moving to Spain with Children” is just that: a gift of a book!

Wonderful book and incredible resource. The author walks you through moving to Spain, the importance of timing, your location, the different types of education options and all the edu stages, their family story, and jumping through all the spanish red tape (residency, health insurance, NIE number, padron, starting a business, buying a property, transfer money, owning a dog). It is a quick read and a wonderful resource. The author is also approachable and willing to assist those going through the process of moving with a family. I have really enjoyed her book and it has been very helpful!

I bought this book as I thought it sounded pretty much perfect to suit our needs… & I was right, it was. I’ve read a few books on relocating to Spain, living in Spain etc, but this was the first one I’ve come across that seemed to be
written by a real person who understood the concerns of ordinary parents. It certainly put my mind at rest about a few things & also confirmed a few things I had already thought about. All in all a really useful up to date book for anyone thinking of making the move to Spain with children to consider (although it also offers advice that would be useful to people without children). If Lisa writes another book I will definitely be buying it.

Lisa Sadleir is immensely knowledgeable about the problems expats moving to Spain with school-aged kids will face. She’s particularly helpful on the issues of dealing with Spanish officialdom, and her book not only gives a sense of what that process is like, but models the patience and good humor she feels are the best qualities to bring to the encounter. What I like most about her book is that, after spending more than twenty years in Spain, she retains and communicates to the reader her original affection for the country, the culture, and the people. Though I agree with the reviewer who thought the book will be most helpful to those with EU citizenship, to me its greatest virtue is how encouraging it is. She wants your move to be successful, believes it can and will be, and mobilizes all her experience in support.

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