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Starting out a new life in Spain

This Blog is about my families new life in Spain, nothing more nothing less (Hope those who read it enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed our experience so far)

Wow...that was a break...back to life
22 March 2009 @ 09:41

Well...what happened there!! One minute I was working for a large US multinational the next minute minds are changed and I was left high and dry with two options...leave Spain and return to Ireland..OR..resign (cos I have no choice) and continue to live in Spain

Now either it was the sun on the day in question, or the large drink I had, but I decided, credit crunch, world recession that I should do the right thing. So I resigned (well they didn't give me a choice) and decided to setup new some new ventures in spain. Now some may say that I am a little silly, me I look at it as a small adventure. I already have some business agreed, with others in the pipleline. 

On the family front all storms ahead nicely, with the children now all starting to chatter in Valenciano and Castellano its very odd...you can get very paranoid :-()

We have also bought a house and we are looking forward to getting all the work to commence and also want to buy some chickens etc so we can become a little more self sufficient. Veg patches have been cleared and all those DIY skills are coming in very handy indeed.

What we are finding is that it is cheaper now to buy online all things from the UK, have them shipped over and we still pay less than spanish prices. For an example, we like vintage bathroom suites, over here..€1000 for a toilet...in UK it will cost for almost the same about £250...never quite figured this out but as the recession hits local retailers seem to be putting the prices up..

Well...now that I am back to normal, I will continue my posting...what fun and games are ahead, god knows, but there is one thing for sure..I would prefer to be strapped for cash here in the sun than in Ireland or the UK!!

Here's to Sunday, in the Sun, 19c watching my son play football and then off to the local coffee shop in Javea port watching the world go by ... (One question I have..why are people wearing shorts)



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Sue1 said:
22 March 2009 @ 18:11

I have enjoyed reading your blogs, especially as we are new to Spain too - we moved here in June last year. One question: what are your names?

Good luck and hope it all works out for you and your family.

Sue & John


Lawrence said:
29 March 2009 @ 13:23

my best memories are of family holidays in spain when i was 7+ years of age, i am now 49 years of age and have the good fortune to be running a Hotel on the Costa Blanca Coast (Cabo Roig). What makes Spain is the fiestas which take place all year round, the fiestas bring together all nationalities, of course the sunny climate helps, the Spanish people are some of the friendliest people you could wish to meet, especially if you can speak their language.


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