You see, starting a new school year in Valencia is more than just waving your child goodbye at the school gates. I found that different schools in Spain have their own way of doing things. To be an efficient parent; planning and understanding how the system works is the key.
La Xarxa de Llibres is an educative programme for the region of Valencia, Spain. That aims to provide free books and other materials to Valencian students. Save money by recycling school books.
What makes a family want to uproot themselves and move to a completely different country? There is nothing easy about giving up everything you know, especially when it comes to language, family, friends and all the things you grew up knowing and being comfortable with.
So with a light-hearted look, I would like to share with you just some of the high and lows of blogging by describing them by using emojis!
Do you write about brands purely based on your personal opinion or do just write about anything and everything with the intention to get as much popularity or monetary gain?
From the 1st to the 19th of March of every year, gunpowder, parties, paellas, fire and music take precedence over the whole city. So if it’s noise, fireworks and celebrations that you’re looking for then the Fallas festival is for you.
Hands up if you’re addicted to Instagram!!! Ok, well, if you’re anything like me then I guess you have the Instabug when it comes to taking photos and sharing them with your followers at any given time.
Hanging wall pots with geraniums have been associated with the Mediterranean since I can remember. But did you know that as well as making houses look pretty they also had a purpose?
Denia is about an hour and a half south of Valencia situated in the province of Alicante. It’s a historic, cosmopolitan and cultural city that has remained free of mass tourism and has grown organically preserving all its authenticity.
There are many articles out there on how to work from home efficiently. But what about work at home mums who also need to keep their sanity? How do we function as a mum, wife and keep the business going at the same time without losing our damn minds!?! Here are some tips and tricks, in keeping myself focused. So I can enjoy a productive and happy balance between running a business and family life.
Have you ever wondered why sometimes no matter how good the lighting is or how carefully you take your photos it seems to come out blurry or it looks like it’s been taken by a two-year-old? It doesn’t look good, right? But this can be easily fixed. Here are my 5 easy tricks on how to […]
I would say that Altea is probably one of my favourite towns in Alicante. Only an hour and a half drive south of Valencia it’s a town with a lot of character and relaxed surroundings, quite surprising as it’s only a 15-minute drive away from the vibrant atmosphere of Benidorm. After visiting Altea more than […]
It was 1985. I was making mud pies and flying kites. Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’ was number one on the charts and that was also the time when I played my first computer game. Donkey Kong on the Game & Watch was my first introduction to technology and I LOVED IT!!! How times have changed. Don’t get […]
In the past decade, many cat cafés have opened all over the world and as a cat lover myself, I am pleased to tell you that the first cat cafe has finally arrived in Valencia, Spain! Did you know that the cat café concept originally started in Taiwan? Many Taiwanese love cats, but are unable to own […]
It’s been just over two years since my 8-year-old have visited the UK. With school to adjust to, I have prevented him from taking any unnecessary time off and of course, time flies, and before I knew it it’s been a few years! I feel a little guilty that it has taken this long for […]
Maintaining a successful blog is not easy. Many underestimate the amount of work that really goes on behind the scenes. I started blogging 8 years ago and in the early days, blogging wasn’t as competitive as it is today. Technology and methods have evolved over time and you have to consider a lot of technicalities […]
Summer holidays is not complete until we take a trip to the water park and we feel very fortunate that there are so many to choose from around the Valencian Community. I wanted to share my top three picks of the nearest water parks to visit around Valencia, just over an hour away from our […]
I really couldn’t stand it anymore. I ran out of some decent Asian ingredients over 6 months ago and some things you just can’t buy in Carrefour! I was really missing some ingredients in my weekly cooking, such as; coconut vinegar, a decent bottle of soy sauce (that didn’t cost the earth!) and some seasonings […]
In the early days, I felt like my head was going to explode with all the new information that came with living in a different country and I particularly found it tough adjusting to the Spanish education system. While there are many benefits for a child to be bilingual, the amount of hard work needed to […]
A photo I took on the Pal-Arinsal ski slopes from our family road trip to Andorra. The view was amazing! The kids had a great time tobogganing while I sat and watched (and drank wine!) :P
1. The smell of Azahar Valencia is named as the Orange Blossom Coast (Costa del Azahar). Every year you can literally smell spring in the air. These small white flowers on the orange trees are called Azahar and as they bloom during spring time you cannot mistake the smell that lingers all around the campo. Not […]
This post is long overdue. I have been meaning to write up about our trip to Andorra just after Christmas. This trip didn’t take much planning and it was something that we and our friends have decided at the last minute. The idea came up when I mentioned to my friend about how my youngest […]