• Carolina Harboe – mother of 2, kinesiologist & nutritonist

    “When pregnant, a woman’s diet should be designed to provide the “building blocks” for the baby, to help her with all the changes her body is going through and to keep her balanced and harmonious.”

  • Kirstie Rowbotham in Bordeaux

    “Integration is difficult in the early stages and if your French isn’t good it’s even harder. Even though it can be deeply uncomfortable you simply have to throw yourself in at the deep end and try – you will be respected for it and find that you fit in, in no time at all.”

  • Ambika Kumar, founder of Barcelona Wine Tastings

    “I’ve always loved wine and innately understood it somehow, and then my years working in the fragrance industry in New York gave me a good basis for sensing different aromas and understanding why things smell the way they do.” Ambika Kumar

  • My year without you in Spain

    “A quote is affixed to my bathroom mirror with the reminder, “we must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” I am not there yet but each day here I am able to loosen my grip on “what should’ve been” a little bit more.”

  • All your Favourite British TV Programmes Abroad

    Want to watch all your favourite TV programmes from back home? One expat Dad found a way and set up a business offering the service to others.

  • Our story, our journey, our adventure

    “I dreamt of simplicity, less competition in every aspect of my life and more meaning in my day to day. I craved culture and more experiences, as our plan evolved I realized that I yearned for less stuff and more time without a plan.”

  • A Single Mother Moves To Florence: Emmy & Enzo’s Journey

    “I designed the company logo. I built a website, all the while settling Enzo in at school and taking Italian lessons and language exchanges and working. We began to make friends and Enzo started to be himself again. One morning he woke up and just started speaking Italian without even realising it.”

  • Changing schools does not have to be a stressful process for parents or children

    “When we were searching for an alternative for our daughter, we heard a lot of opinions, including conflicting opinions, about the same school. While one family loved a particular school, another family hated that same school. The thing to remember is that every child is different, every family is different.”

  • Personal well being

    “Your own body will tell you what you can and can’t manage. As a general point working out is a very personal thing and it will be far more effective to choose something you enjoy – and will therefore keep doing.”

  • Barcelona Well Woman Centre

    “From 35 weeks, acupuncture is used to help encourage the baby to engage, to ripen the cervix and to prepare for an efficient delivery. It also strengthens mums body, mind and spirit to have an easy post-partum recovery.”

  • The DINK* to SITCOM** transition living abroad

    “Upon arriving in Italy we had a few days before our belongings arrived and we could access our new apartment. I ironically commented to my husband that I was now homeless, jobless and pregnant. “At least you are married.” he replied with equal irony.”

  • Olivia Cerezo of Barcelona IVF

    “Spain is the country in Europe where most people from abroad come to carry out an IVF treatment, and most specifically, Barcelona. One in 3 egg donation treatments in Europe is carried out here. This is due to various factors, of which three stand out; the legal conditions (egg donation is allowed, and donors are anonymous so there are more of them), no waiting lists, and the price (it is less costly).”