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!
I have become obsessed with Europe and we still have 9 whole months to wait until our departure… Yes, it’s true, I am a planner and researcher and I have become obsessed with planning our year in Spain that is still 9 months away. It has led to great frustration in our household because I … More Something strange is happening to me
Recently I have had an ongoing conversation with the mum of a boy in my daughter’s class at school. Her name is Angelina and she and her family moved to Sydney from Barcelona six months ago. I am lucky that fate has brought us together with such timeliness. Angelina and I have become each other’s … More An ongoing conversation about Spain
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…