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Me gusta... Golf, F1, padel

Trabajo de... 'Homemaker"! If that's what they call us now!

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14 Sep 2016 11:58:

Kazza72 has already stated :  

"i know we would have to put him into a private international school but i am wondering if this will benefit him much more than staying here ?"

As Ian has said, if your son is up for moving, then this can only be beneficial for him.  He will have the opportunity to speak another language in his daily life (as opposed to just during a school lesson and if he doesn't already know Spanish), he will engage with multiple nationalities (there are over 40 nationalities in my son's school) and the education (at least at the private schools I know of) is of a very good quality, with excellent results being achieved at most.  I can certainly vouch for my son's school!

I can't compare the lifestyle to the UK as we don't know what it's like to live there with a family - but comparing it to the Middle East, Spain wins hands down!!!

As has been said before, though, this is a decision that has to be made with your son - our son was just 10yo when we made the decision, but your son is older and will have a valid opinion to consider.


Thread: Moving to Spain

14 Sep 2016 10:00:

"Not sure many move to Spain with school age children.  Besides anything else I suspect that the Spanish schools might be reluctant to accept the children if they don't speak fluent Spanish.  They would disrupt the class.  Also some Spanish schools avoid British children as they don't tolerate their bad behaviour."

What the ?????

Ignoring the above quote, we chose to come to Spain seven years ago - only really as we had an apartment here and were relocating back to Europe from the Middle East and hadn't lived in the UK for decades.  Our son was ten years old when we moved here and we chose to put him into an international school as we didn't want to stress him out any further by putting him in a Spanish school.  It was the best decision we ever made!!  He is in his final year of IB Diploma and will be heading to University next year, probably in the UK. 

Not everyone moving to Spain is coming from the UK and not everyone moving to Spain is retired or a lottery winner and not everyone moving to Spain needs to find work, and to label someone moving to Spain with their family as "pure self indulgence" is insulting!!  Some people on here should open their eyes and realise that not everything in Spain has to be compared to the UK!

If there is nothing to stop you moving here and a great experience to be gained by doing so, then why the hell not????

Thread: Moving to Spain

21 Jul 2016 19:52:

Why don't we not assume what Brooke has or has not in mind and maybe just help her with her actual query. smiley

Thread: Wedding in Spain- help needed!

19 Jul 2016 13:13:

Try these websites for info:



Wishing you a wonderful wedding!  I love Barcelona!


Thread: Wedding in Spain- help needed!

14 Jul 2016 01:52:

it isn't gonna happen in a long time!!  Can't understand why, as 'the people' have voted for it.  Why doesn't the next pm trigger Art.50 so soon as she can?  Another delaying tactic!!  Will be years!!  They know it's not what the people really want and will delay it for years hoping for a better outcome!  Losers!




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