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 child is in Infantil/Primaria or ESO/Bachillerato. For more detailed information
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 area. Two Sundays ago, we decided to start our search
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 your child immunised will prevent them from catching various and serious
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 in Spain makes you one tough cookie
I haven’t updated about the house hunting situation lately. Since I came back from the UK we must have viewed a dozen of houses already. Of course, nothing is as straightforward when it comes to making the big decision. You see, in the past 3 years we have been living in a pretty large house 350m2 with a large garden of 1000m2 to be precise.
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 funky Italian restaurant in Calle Bordadores when we visited Crêperie Bretonne during
Now that the summer is truly well upon us, we are spending a lot more time outside. With the temperature reaching up to 40 degrees on some days, to be exposed at those high temperatures even on a cloudy day can be very dangerous especially for younger children. During the summer, we are lucky enough to enjoy continuous sunny and warm weather. Having the pool
It’s true, I have not updated for over a month. April became a big blur as soon as I took my trip to the UK. With a lot of things going on, including our home moving plans, work and kids the month quickly passed. As if by magic it’s already June and I’ve feeling particularly guilty for the mini hiatus. My UK Trip It went
A few days ago I updated you about what’s been going on lately about our house moving plans. I’m glad that I mentioned it because as if, by magic, we have been contacted by one of the properties that we really like! Hallelujah! At last! Somewhere that my husband and I agree on. It’s not far from where we are now. The house is energy
Most of you will be on Easter holidays now, I hope you’re enjoying your break! My boys broke up from school on Wednesday, so we’ve had a relaxed end to the week. Now that Spring is well underway, at least we can look forward to warmer months and, of course, the summer holidays! Life has gone back to normality since my in-laws left for England
The more I visit Valencia the more I fall in love with the place, so it was no brainer when my husband and I decided to take another weekend break just 30 minutes drive from our home. I tend to visit the city often, but not to sightsee, I guess I forget to appreciate it now that it’s been my home for nearly three years.
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, which was to spend the weekend in the city. Check
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 turn out at school, as expected parents and children created and delivered great artwork on the theme of film and music. You can see from this colourful pile of art just how much
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 my much-missed family and friends! This trip will also be a little break for me, sin hijos and all! How I treasure these little breaks