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The ‘new normal’ way of life in Spain

  • June 15, 2020

“New normal” is one of those slightly annoying phrases that is everywhere at the moment, a bit like the word “unprecedented” was overused a few months ago! However, I’m not sure how else to describe this situation we’ve now found ourselves in, so “new normal” it’s going to be. Here in Spain we’ve been on lockdown since 14th March and the lockdown in Spain has been much stricter than elsewhere >>

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8 common fears when moving abroad – and how to overcome them

  • May 18, 2020
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We’re coming up to a year of living in Spain, I can’t quite believe how quickly it’s gone! Selling up and moving to Spain was definitely one of the best decisions we’ve ever made, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have some worries about moving overseas initially. Some of the most common fears when moving abroad were definitely on our mind. Luckily the good has far outweighed the bad. Now >>

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What is lockdown in Spain like?

  • April 13, 2020
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I’ve written a couple of posts about our life in lockdown but haven’t finished them as I didn’t really know what the point of telling everyone what we’ve been up to is. I can tell you that it’s not much to be honest! We’re all in the same boat with trying to work and homeschool, money worries, and going a bit stir crazy. We’ve all been raiding the craft supplies >>

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6 reasons why living abroad is good for kids

  • February 24, 2020
reasons living abroad is good for kids

When we announced that we were moving to Spain most people’s first questions revolved around Brexit and Little H. At the time no one knew what was going to happen with Brexit so we just kept up to date with the latest news and got on with our plans. How to move without too much stress to our daughter was obviously more of a concern but we were firm believers >>

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How to deal with homesickness as an expat

  • November 20, 2019
How to deal with homesickness as an expat

This post is in collaboration with Allianz Care If you were looking forward to working and living abroad, homesickness as an expat can come as a surprise, but it is not uncommon. If you have only recently moved abroad to work, it can make settling into a new country much more difficult. For many expats, homesickness is even thought to be a contributory factor in their decision to repatriate. Thankfully, >>

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5 scariest things about moving abroad and how to overcome them

  • November 11, 2019
scariest things about moving abroad

Moving to another country is without a doubt the scariest thing I’ve ever done. There were times that I didn’t think we’d go through with it, and many more times when I wondered what on earth we were doing. We’ve had many people tell us how brave we are, and that they would relocate abroad if they weren’t so afraid. Like anything, if you want to achieve something you have >>

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Tips for new expat mums

  • November 8, 2019
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Moving abroad is a life-changing experience, especially when you have a family. You have to deal with big changes both for yourself and for your children. Moving abroad as a family means leaving your home, leaving friends, changing a routine, and being in a totally new environment. Parenting is difficult enough as it is, but even more so when you’re suddenly parenting in another country away from family, friends, and >>

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9 things you learn when you move to Spain

  • October 7, 2019

Living in Spain is quite different from living in the UK in many ways – and not just because of the weather! We’ve been here for 4.5 months now and we are all getting used to the way of life and learning how things are done here. There are some things that take a bit of getting used to though and some things you might not have even thought about >>

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Back to school – Spanish style

  • September 23, 2019

It’s now almost 4 months since we moved to Spain and after 3.5 months of no school Little H started school here in Spain a week after the kids in England went back. It was a bit of an odd start – after 3 days in we had terrible storms and flooding here so school was closed for 3 days. She went back last week but still hasn’t done a >>

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Relocating abroad – not an impossible daydream!

  • August 21, 2019

A lot of people have said “I wish we could do it!” in response to our move to Spain, both in person and in comments on my blog and social media posts. I’ve said the same in the past to friends who had moved to far flung sunny locations, and I looked at Instagram posts with longing when reading about how other people had made the move. The thing is, >>

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