“We have had a really encouraging response. People welcome the fact that the site is offering an alternative to face to face classes – not everyone is comfortable in a class environment.” Louise Morrison
“The main challenge is finding the right bank to suit your profile. Bank products and eligibility criteria vary considerably and one bank may be appropriate for one client and totally unsuitable for another.” Kevin Monger of Mortgage Direct gives the lowdown on getting the best possible Spanish mortgage
“Choosing the right time of year can also be important, especially if your kids are of school age. They will find it much easier if they can start attending their new school at the start of the academic year, which is September in Spain.”
“I particularly enjoy treating families; there is nothing more satisfying in clinic than seeing three different generations of the same family coming in for their regular check-ups. Through our family packs we help families look after their health. Our mantra is to allow you to Live Without Limits.” Russell Dean
“We have an annual average of 200 women ranging from ages 25 to 80 representing over 20 nationalities and having a ton of life experience and experience of living in Barcelona. Many have been here for more than 25 years and some have only arrived last week which adds to the diversity of our organization.”
“We are all different and we have choices. What is important when feeling depressed, is to discuss the treatment options with your doctor and your loved ones and together make an informed decision on what is the best treatment for you and your baby.”
“From my daughter’s point of view it’s worked out very well so far. But for me as a foreign parent, trying to get to grips with the school system was one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced since moving here.” (Mum and blogger Annette in Barcelona)
“Their upbringing may be different to mine, their cultural heritage foreign to me, but they are settled, they are grounded and they are happy.” Dominique White, a mum abroad
Dancer and teacher Joy Voelker talks to MumAbroad Life about lifestyle, moving to Madrid, spacial awareness and children and teaching dance to toddlers and teens.
“We are always striving to improve our services. Indeed the next phase of the outdoor play area, planned for 2018 is to include crazy golf and a zip wire!” Sharon Webber, Operations manager at Mundo Manía
I’ve come to realise that when you relocate to a new city or country you can divide the whole experience into 2 phases. The “setting up your basic needs” phase like finding a home, getting the kids into school, daycare, etc. and hopefully getting food in the fridge on a consistent basis. Then there is the “time to find our community” phase which actually is of equal importance.
Steve Rogenstein talks to MumAbroad Life about BCN Honey Fest and Apicultura Urbana who is seeking partner schools to develop and implement its learning-about-bees program in English, Spanish, and Catalan.