After the whirlwind of settling into a new continent, country, city, suburb and community, I have finally had some time to connect with family and friends back home in Australia. I have had half a dozen long Skype conversations with my tribe and the differences between my new life here in Granada and the one … More A different Perspective…from my ivory tower in Granada
When we were researching where we would live in Spain for a year, climate played a large part in our decision which is why we chose to live in Southern Spain. And although coastal Spain would have been the most suitable climate befitting a ‘soft’ Australian, we couldn’t see ourselves amongst the sun-seekers and retirees who flock to … More Southern Spain Does Have a Winter
Granada here we come… soon! It has been decided… we are going to live in Granada, Andalucía for one year. Despite never having set foot in this city, Granada has consistently come out on top of the “preferred places to live in Spain” list when tested against our criteria: A small/ medium city with a significant local … More Granada – Nos vemos pronto!
Will our plans be scuppered by the European debt crisis? As we excitedly approach the countdown zone for our year in Spain, we have become attuned to everything “Spain”. Each day we lurch from bad news to worse news regarding the state of affairs in Spain and Europe as a whole, and we constantly discuss … More The European debt crisis and our year in Spain
So we’ve made the decision to move to Spain for a year. Where does one begin to prepare for a year in Spain? There are so many things to think about and no guide to what order you should do it. We have blindly dived in and hope for the best. So far we have … More The Preparation – 12 months until departure
How did it come to be that we would pack up our comfortable life in Sydney leaving behind a wonderful community of family and friends, to live for a year in a country where we know nobody? THE BACK STORY The pre-amble to this story occurred more than a dozen years ago as I contemplated … More Shaking things up…