SH Hotel Villa Gadea Altea

SH Villa Gadea: 7 Days In Altea

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
Oriental supermarket in Valencia

Oriental Supermarket in Valencia

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
Pyrenees Mountain

#SnapHappyBritMums: Pyrenees Mountains

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
Spring in Valencia Spain
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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
Valencia to Andorra

Family Roadtrip: Valencia to Andorra

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

7 simple blogging checklist to follow…

Staring at a blank screen and finding the right words to string together to make a worthy blog post is probably one of the most frustrating things about blogging. There are times when you just can’t find the inspiration and
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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

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
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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
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Valencian School Calendar

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

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
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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
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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
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