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Stunning New Homes for Sale in Barcelona

Stunning New Homes for Sale in Barcelona

Barcelona is widely promoted as an investment property \'hotspot\' with newly renovated homes in high demand. Here is an amazing selection of stunning properties offered by our partners Lucas Fox International Properties. ...

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Pirineu en Boca: a platform for the best producers in the Pyrenees

Pirineu en Boca: a platform for the best producers in the Pyrenees

Pirineu in Boca is a new concept in Barcelona: a multifunctional space combining a butchers shop, restaurant, delicatessen, take-away and a Romanesque art exhibition space. All products are hand picked from small, artisan producers in the Pyrenees. ...

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Carolina Harboe – mother of 2, kinesiologist & nutritonist

Carolina Harboe – mother of 2, kinesiologist & nutritonist

\"When pregnant, a woman’s diet should be designed to provide the “building blocks” for the baby, to help her with all the changes her body is going through and to keep her balanced and harmonious.\" ...

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Kirstie Rowbotham in Bordeaux

Kirstie Rowbotham in Bordeaux

\"Integration is difficult in the early stages and if your French isn’t good it’s even harder. Even though it can be deeply uncomfortable you simply have to throw yourself in at the deep end and try – you will be respected for it and find that you ...

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Ambika Kumar, founder of Barcelona Wine Tastings

Ambika Kumar, founder of Barcelona Wine Tastings

\"I\'ve always loved wine and innately understood it somehow, and then my years working in the fragrance industry in New York gave me a good basis for sensing different aromas and understanding why things smell the way they do.\" Ambika Kumar ...

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My year without you in Spain

My year without you in Spain

\"A quote is affixed to my bathroom mirror with the reminder, \"we must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.\" I am not there yet but each day here I am able to loosen my grip on \"what ...

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All your Favourite British TV Programmes Abroad

All your Favourite British TV Programmes Abroad

Want to watch all your favourite TV programmes from back home? One expat Dad found a way and set up a business offering the service to others. ...

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Our story, our journey, our adventure

Our story, our journey, our adventure

\"I dreamt of simplicity, less competition in every aspect of my life and more meaning in my day to day. I craved culture and more experiences, as our plan evolved I realized that I yearned for less stuff and more time without a plan.\" ...

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A Single Mother Moves To Florence: Emmy & Enzo’s Journey

A Single Mother Moves To Florence: Emmy & Enzo’s Journey

\"I designed the company logo. I built a website, all the while settling Enzo in at school and taking Italian lessons and language exchanges and working. We began to make friends and Enzo started to be himself again. One morning he woke up and just ...

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Changing schools does not have to be a stressful process for parents or children

Changing schools does not have to be a stressful process for parents or children

\"When we were searching for an alternative for our daughter, we heard a lot of opinions, including conflicting opinions, about the same school. While one family loved a particular school, another family hated that same school. The thing to ...

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Note from the founders

MumAbroad was founded by Rebecca Laidlaw, an Internet Marketing consultant & Carrie Frais, a Journalist and PR executive. Carrie lives in Barcelona and is Mum to Poppy (7) and Bertie (5) and Rebecca lives in Oxfordshire (UK) and has 3 children, Ollie (7), Sophie (5) and Theo (1). “In 2007, we were both living in the beautiful city of Barcelona, having each just given birth to our first child. With no extended family to help with childcare, we looked for other resources to help guide us through this challenging period of our lives. We were surprised at how difficult it was to find easily accessible information about activities and services for parents. It soon became apparent that there was a growing niche for an English language website which would offer parents from the International Community valuable information such as child-related services, schools, family activities, shops, family holidays and restaurants. After extensive research and the help of scores of mothers, Barcelona Mum was born, offering a comprehensive and personalized guide to family life in Barcelona. Within a few months MumAbroad Spain was launched, incorporating the whole of Catalunya and subsequently Madrid, Andalucia, the Costa Blanca and the Balearics. As the site gained momentum, MumAbroad France, MumAbroad Italy and MumAbroad Germany were established and in 2014 the four sites were amalgamated under one roof. We believe that, in the majority of cases, parents are the best judge of anything child-related, so that is why our site is based purely on recommendation. Every service, group or activity on our website has been recommended by at least one Mum or Dad. In our interview section, you can read about other mums’ experiences of living abroad as well as interviews with a host of childhood experts. In our Women in Business section, we’ve discovered some inspirational ladies, who have established successful businesses in and created a life for themselves, many of whom have had to juggle work and family life. Our forum allows parents to share concerns, offer advice, advertise services, buy & sell items and virtually meet others in an online community.” Carrie & Rebecca carrie@mumabroad.com rebecca@mumabroad.com

English Speaking jobs

www.thelocal.es/jobs

 

Government Website for Foreign Residents

www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en

 

Internations Spain

www.internations.org/spain-expats