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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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    Paola Wright talks about her frustrations with the Italian system

    “Viola doesn’t want me to speak Italian at all. Certainly not in front of her friends. I find this a bit odd! I know some children are embarrassed when their mothers speak Italian as they make mistakes but Italian is my mother tongue!” Paola Wright

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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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    Why expat Mums love Madrid

    “It is true that becoming an expat Mum changes your perspective of Madrid. Having children integrates you into the community in a unique way as doors open, attitudes change and a family-friendly city reveals itself.” Dominique White

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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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    Making Progress

    “So, I can look back and take comfort in the knowledge that she had lived a full life, based on her core principles of equality and compassion and had continually appreciated the numerous liberties afforded to her. But of course, this does not ever take away the sadness I feel of simply not having her around.” MumAbroad co-founder Carrie Frais

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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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    Brexit –The Forgotten Ones

    “We all have built lives in the EU. We studied. We did Erasmus. We did work placements. We travelled. Found work. Made friends. Developed careers. Learnt languages. Got married. Gave birth. Put down roots. Bought houses. Pay mortgages. Pay taxes. Chose nurseries. Chose schools. Form integrated parts of our communities. And we continue to do all those things every day, even if our rights in the future are unclear.”

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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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    Jane Fraser-Bryan talks about family live in southwest France

    “My advice to families thinking of relocating to France would be to learn some French before coming. For many people this is a huge obstacle. Life can be difficult, even depressing if you cannot get yourself understood or cannot understand something.”

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    Top 10 Properties in Barcelona for under €400,000

    Barcelona is considered one of the best European cities for year round rental investments. Here Lucas Fox International Properties pick the best properties for sale in the Catalan capital for under 400,000 euros.

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    Mary Loscerbo in Isolotto, Florence

    “My parents are Italian but I was brought up in Winnipeg, Canada and I often find that when I am with Italians I am more Canadian and when I am with Anglos I find myself to be more Italian.”