30 May 2008
I have recently decided, after holidaying in Southern Spain, that this is definately the place for me. I have absolutely fallen in love with the people, the lifestyle, and more importantly...the weather!! As you will probably soon be aware, I have never blogged before, but I am hoping that in doing so I will receive helpful feedback back from those of you who have already made the move (as well as inside tips from all you natives out there!).
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My parents met and married in Spain in the '70's. My father was an American stationed at the US Naval Base, and my mother, who is Irish, was living and working in the area. I was actually born in Spain, however we moved to the States while I was very young and, consequently, I have no memory of our time there. I lived in the US until four years ago, when I decided that I was ready to move to Europe. Then I packed myself up, along with my daughter - who was 8 at the time, and off we went. For the last four years, I have been living and working, happily, in Dublin, Ireland. I love Ireland, but I have found it very difficult adjusting to the wet, gray climate. So, after much internal debate, I have once again decided to embark on a new and far greater adventure - making the move to Spain.
My plan, myhope, is to make my move in the next 6-12 months. I intend to use my blogs to keep track of my progress, ask questions, and share what I learn along the way. I already have an EU Passport (Irish), so I am hoping that will ease the process a bit, and I intend to go back for a week in September on a fact-finding mission. In the mean time, I will be working on my Spanish, organising a tutor for my daughter, and researching the schools, property market, job market, etc.
I hope you will follow along with my progress and offer any help you can along the way. Any information you wish to share with me will be greatly appreciated!!!