This summer, my inbox was particularly busy with enquiries from families who want to or thinking about living in Valencia. It's nice to be able to help, or at least point parents in the right direction. I know how important
Are you thinking about living in Valencia? Have you been doing endless research on the internet to find out more about the city? I'm sure you've probably exhausted the forums an dug so deep that you ended up landing here!
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.
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
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
Even though the calçotada is a long term Catalan tradition, you don't have to be in Catalonia to enjoy this messy gastronomic gathering! Last weekend was my second calçotada experience with friends here in Valencia. To be honest, I think
Lately, I've been getting a lot of emails from young families wanting to live in Valencia and I love reading them because it reminds me of myself a few years ago when we initially thought about moving to Spain.
The C Word Would you believe that we are only a little month over away until Christmas?! I started this month with good intentions, all planned out so that the 'C' word doesn't creep up on me, but no. This
HOMEWORK. One word that send chills into many expat parents in Spain. A subject that can guarantee a reaction in many expatriates gathering! If you're an expat parent in Spain with young children, I'm sure you know what I mean! Since my
So here we are another start of the new school year. After a busy and hot summer, I'm finally glad to be back to normality... well from next week anyway. Here is a helpful guide on when the school year
From birth until they are between 14-16 years of age, all children have to be immunised. In Spain, it is no different. Once you have moved into your new home you and your family will need to visit the local
It's been a month since my son broke up for the summer holidays. And yes you read that right, we have 12 weeks of school holidays here in Spain starting from the 22nd of June. Long gone the anxiety that
There is no easy way to say this but, after all, our hard work, on Monday our ninot did not make it out of the cremá. This year we had another good turnout at school, as expected parents and children
Excited! The first word that comes into my mind! I have finally organised my trip back to the UK for next month! Flights and hotels are booked the only thing left to do now is to look forward to seeing
These past few days I’ve been occupied with my youngest son's school project. Every year, the kids are asked to create a ninot for the cremá. This year's theme is about films and music, and every year the students deliver
When you think about education, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not playing a game. However, some games are designed to increase a child’s learning potential. One such game is the thought-provoking and strategic game of chess.
This week has gone far too quick. I can't believe that it's already been a 7 days since our trip to Barcelona. Now, here I am again getting the usual things sorted for school tomorrow. I really need an extra
We have already spent a few years here in Spain, I believe we are safe to say that this is the place where we want to settle down. Looking back, it doesn’t seem that long ago, when we first arrived
I wish I can tell you that I have adjusted to Spanish mealtime schedules, but two and a half years later, I'm sad to say that at times I still find it a struggle. It's been a long process, and