Back in the UK like many people we also loved our monthly meal outing at an Indian restaurant and since moving in Valencia this is one of the lifes ´ little pleasures that we have not experienced yet, until a friend suggested that if we wanted to taste decent curries then head down to the… View more
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… View more
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… View more
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,… View more
Bringing our twelve year old to Spain have always been our main worry, having read many articles and forum discussions regarding bringing an older child to a different country can pose many complications, mainly affecting their education and social skills. Having to learn a new language after the age of 10 proves a lot more… View more
I wrote a post a few days ago about transporting our cat from the UK to Spain and I promised to write a detailed pet transport service reviews about my whole experience with the company we used.
About a four weeks ago we manage to find a suitable pet courier company for our cat Hank, so that is one ‘to do’ that can be checked off our list. We initially thought about sending Hank via air when we created our ‘moving plan’ in the early days. But after researching the companies and prices we… View more
Flying your pet to Spain with Jet2 can be the first option. There are also many services out there that offer to take your pet via air, but be careful when choosing these as they are just mostly middlemen.
It’s been about a two months since we had the final confirmation about our relocation plans and since then everything has been non-stop. From organising, vans, pet couriers, obtaining moving boxes, inventory checklists, the list goes on. According to Top10.com ’Moving House’ is the second ‘Most Stressful Life Events‘, and they’re right there! My mind has been… View more
Great property search websites in Valencia, Spain Fotocasa – the leading real estate portal in Spain. Idealista – Spains most popular property website Think Spain – Spanish Property, News & Information Milanuncios – A classified ad website that also lists properties around Spain Segundamano – Another classified ad website that has a wide list of rentals and properties to buy…. View more
An extensive list of Estate Agents and Property Website Links in and around Valencia and Spain.
And I’m not even packed yet, the in-laws have agreed to have the 4yo while we go for our house and school hunting trip this weekend. I am very excited as well as anxious worrying about all sorts of things, mainly whether the kids will like it. But so far so good, they seem to… View more
We wanted to do something special for our anniversary as we usually do every year. Last year was a night spent in, due to the fact that we couldn’t get a baby sitter. I cooked a meal for both of us, which was a success (candlelit and all) hard to achieve the ambiance with a… View more
It was Sam’s 3rd Birthday over a week ago, and we wanted to do something special now that he’s starting to understand what Birthdays are all about. We initially planned a big party with family and friends, but with the majority of guest had other commitments, which was unfortunate and we didn’t manage to give… View more
21 years have passed and not a day goes by that I don’t miss my birth home, when I left in 1989 there were many fond memories that I took with me, and one of those were the variety of tastes that the Philippines had to offer. I grew up eating traditional dishes, fruits and… View more
There are two ways which this can be done. The easy way or the home made way. Personally, I prefer to do the homemade way, but it doesn’t make a lot of difference unless you’re quite fussy like me. So here we are a very tasty Eton mess, ideal for special occasions or not so… View more
I want to thank my brother in law for the inspiration to make my own chicken in white wine sauce. I’ve never been a fan of ‘white sauce’ on meat apart from dishes made with coconut milk, such as Thai green curry, ginataang alimango, ginataang Tilapia, beef rendang etc…. But after having one of his home… View more
One fine day, wishful thinking hopefully continuing for the rest of the week. One of my favourite arias from Madame Butterfly, brings goosepimples every time I hear it. One good day, we will see Arising a strand of smoke Over the far horizon on the sea And then the ship appears And then the ship… View more
Ah it’s been a while… no entries for the last 2 months, shame on me! Anyways, its all been good, summer has finally come (I think). So much to do, from doing our first veggie crop in the garden to decorating the house. I think I have reached that point in my life where growing… View more