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    Interview with Joanne Burns, Head of ES International School, Barcelona

    “The campus of ES International School is located within the world-class sports facilities of the Academia Sánchez-Casal, which provides high performance tennis training and physical conditioning. Sports are an essential part of the curriculum.” Joanne Burns, Head of School

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    Networking and cost effective marketing for small businesses

    Georgina Shaw, founder of Shaw Marketing Services on the Costa del Sol, gives her advice on setting up a small business in Spain, key ways to network and cost effective marketing.

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    Family Photographer Elena Kloppenburg in Milan

    “I have always been drawn to portraits, they just interest me more than landscapes or photos without people in them. What I love about the portraits I do is that I get to capture special moments in the life of a family which will will be so precious to someone for a long time.”

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    Interview with Myra Cecilia Azzopardi, founder of Citizens Advice Bureau Spain

    “We call bureaucratic offices for our members. We speak to the departments such as the social security staff, police, unemployment offices, banks and so on. We have glowing testimonials from our members whom we have assisted.”

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    Bridget Nelson of Planet English

    Bridget Nelson gives her opinion on the school system in Catalunya, explains the difference between state and international schools and advises on how to choose the right educational establishment for your child, focusing on the area of Sitges.

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    All About Reflexology

    Reflexologist Louise Vaughan-Arbuckle talks about how reflexology may aid fertility, how a woman can be helped throughout her pregnancy and how babies and children can benefit from this complementary therapy.

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    Interview with Steven Gallego, Director of The British College of Gavà

    “We strive to provide an engaging and inspiring learning experience here. Every day should be an exciting journey of discovery. The teachers are key. They need to have drive and personality to make it all work. Their enthusiasm and energy in turn energises the students and creates a special ‘buzz’ which visitors pick up on straight away.” Steven Gallego, Director

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    How to Create the Career of Your Dreams Abroad

    “You’ve no doubt picked up some key skills you never had before – just to survive the entire experience or relocating abroad. Whatever your starting point is, if you do your prep work right you can completely reinvent your career abroad.”

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    Interview with British trained midwife Laura Peña Ortega in Madrid

    “During some time spent in a remote area of the Amazon, I was lucky to witness a natural birth and met with a group of women who were traditional birth attendants. They taught me about their perspective on childbearing and birth. I was hooked from then on.”

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    Interview with pioneer midwife Verena Schmid

    “We focus not on risks but on resources and how to improve them. We apply positive communication to see the best, not the worst. We lead women back to their body and self-knowledge.”

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    Art therapy in Barcelona

    Jenna Mann talks to MumAbroad Life about her passion for art therapy, how it can help children and the challenges she faces introducing it into schools and health facilities in Spain.

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    Bilingualism and Special Needs

    “……research suggests that the stimulation offered by a second language can help children with special needs to function better. They are not learning them as foreign languages, which is a very different matter, but being brought up speaking both from birth.”