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5 Sure Signs of Spring in Valencia

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  ...

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My Week: Good Intentions…

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 month had been an eventful blur and chaos! Today I looked at the  ...

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Thankful for the normal things

I wanted to post something while the thought is still fresh in my mind. For the second time in a year, Paris was brought down to its knees again by terrorism. This time, affecting more innocent people as they go on about their normal Friday night. Looking forward to the weekend just like many  ...

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OMG! Homework!

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 8-year-old started his new school in  ...

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The House Search: Altea, Spain

We have decided to extend our house search a little more south of Valencia. Yes, sadly, we are still looking and after much thought we are in two minds whether we would like to stay around the city of Valencia or to venture further down as we have also heard good things about this particular  ...

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Childhood Immunisations in Spain

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 clinic to be checked and assessed, more importantly if you have small children. Having  ...

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Lifestyle, Valencia

12 weeks of summer holidays

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 I use to face back in the UK, as I recall dreading the upcoming 6 weeks. Nope, living  ...

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