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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 starts and end in the community of Valencia. The dates also vary depending whether your […]
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 […]
Just over a week ago we celebrated my husband’s birthday, with family coming over too, it was a great excuse to try something other than paella! Don’t get me wrong, I like the stuff, but it’s also nice to try something different other than Spanish food once in a while! I remember seeing a little […]
Over the weekend, we found ourselves child-free, thanks to my in-laws who came to visit last week from the UK. They kindly offered to take the children off our hands so that my husband and I can spend a little alone time together. ;) We didn’t waste any time organising what we wanted to do, […]
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 created and delivered great artwork on the theme of film and music. You can see […]
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 impressive creations to celebrate the end of Fallas. The kids (parents) are given two weeks […]
Raising kids in Spain is different, and it doesn’t matter how much research you put in to it, nothing can really prepare you until you experience it first hand. I certainly thought that I had a fair idea of what to expect, but I found out in time, some things are a lot easier to […]
How emotionally prepared were you on the first working day of the year? Yeah, Monday has been hard for me too, luckily the boys go back to school on Wednesday and I still have a day to prepare myself to the normal routine. But to be honest, I am glad that the holidays are over […]
Yesterday was a day full of surprises, the husband and I planned a little day out for the boys to the Oceanografic Valencia. This year, we haven’t really ventured to any theme parks or attractions and have been enjoying a slow paced and fun filled summer without having to spend a fortune. But of course we […]
This is an overdue post, actually about 4 months late, I have been pretty slack with writing reviews since then as there have been a lot of things going on and work taking over my life, not giving me the free time to spend with my blog. And for that I put my hand up […]
I’m not the one to pass an invitation to go to Valencia City. On Tuesday morning we took to trip to The Central Market, this was my second time (without the kids) so I was looking forward having my own time. Oh, life’s’ little pleasures! But first, the important things. We stopped by at Central […]
It’s bad enough missing the odd proper sausage sandwich and roast dinners from England, but being brought up in the Philippines until the age of 10 I still had the desire for a wide variety of Oriental foods. Large cities in the UK such as London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds have established China Towns and I’ve […]
If you are traveling to or are considering moving to Valencia, you certainly want to research the area you are moving to. If you have children, particularly, it’s important that the area you move to has a variety of fun activities for the children and the whole family. If you are considering becoming an expat, […]
An extensive list of Estate Agents and Property Website Links in and around Valencia and Spain.
A list that I compiled while researching schools in Valencia, I thought it would be a great idea to share these to help other parents in a similar situation to see what schools are available around the Valencia region. read more…