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A family moves from the UK to Galicia

It's all about the family. And the sea, and the wine, and the food....

A family moving to start a new chapter, and a Spanish family reunited after many years apart. We are planning towards a move to Galica, to live with my wife's parents and aunts/uncles and to give ourselves a new life away from exorbitant UK property prices and council tax....

This blog is about our research and planning, and then about the move, and then about our new life as ex-pats/new residents.

It's been a while - a calendar month really! settling in/starting up
07 August 2016

Hola todas.

It's been nigh on a calendar month since we left england and arrived in Galicia. It's defintly vacation season and feels mostly like the holidays we have taken here every year, but with subtle differences.


The projects particularly-  first here is my chicken coop as we (ironically but deliberatly/tactically) have got 5 sussex chickens that were a bargain 7 euros each (half price at least of back in the uk) at around 2 months old.

We found a nearby garden center to purchase stakes, a fence post basher, and a roll of excellent 2m high fencing as well as normal chicken wire.  And nice treated timber.  So over about 5 days (working mainly before 9am and after 9pm by the torch on my drill!) I built this.  I am quite proud, especially as I have only ever worked in IT!

My door frame and door was wonky but especially pleasing overall!



Then life-wise, aside from lots of Ikea trips and building - we have succeeding in finding our girls a horse riding school and they have had their first lesson today after a trial in the week and then helping with pony club yesterday.  They haven't ridden in about a year, and have lots of bad habits from a fairly poor teacher back in the UK but they loved it, the school and the other kids.

It sure is hot to ride here in the summer months though! :> bless them the poor kids!  It turns out to be quite a great way for them to enthuse over picking up some spanish terms and phrases!  los manos abaho!  arriba arriba (pointing to butts!)


The half way between holiday and normal life routine has included various beach and aqua park trips including evening dips in the nearby coastal lagoon (wetsuits optional but recommended in the evening/high tide)

 we tend to have it to ourselves!  it's ideallic!


that's probaly all for now. it's a bit late!  buenas noches.


One more week for me before I head back to the UK and leave the family in place.





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