How is your day going? I am feeling a bit overwhelmed today. Trying to get my head around becoming self employed in Spain but the bureaucracy is really daunting, as expected! Being self employed in the UK is a breeze compared to here. A tax return in English is one thing to get your head … Continue reading The tricks of the mind and how they hold you back
Is it just me, or is being busy a badge of honour nowadays, not just for adults but for children too? Parents ferry their children around from one after-school activity to the next. They go to piano lessons on a Monday, tennis lessons on a Wednesday and art classes every Friday afternoon. Already exhausted new … Continue reading Let them play! How to bring more calm into your family
Learn how to make tote bags, storage baskets and rag rugs out of plyarn or plastic yarn. Tutorials, ideas and images.
I can't tell you how amazing it felt to scoot away on my brand new 'patinete' or adult scooter, when I bought it in Valencia this spring. I felt like a kid again! Living in a city where you use public transport a lot and distances are sometimes a little bit far to walk (and … Continue reading Eco friendly transport around town: adult scooters
Minimalist living. Have you tried it? I have seen lot of bloggers and social media influencers pop up lately who talk about minimalist living. We all own too much, don't we? It is suffocating. And where on earth do you leave all the stuff? I would love a house with less clutter myself. One day. … Continue reading 6 Simple and Minimal Ways to Style Your Home
Update your interior with velvet. Velvet upholstery, soft furnishings, cheap velvet fabric, luxurious velvet sofas and designer armchairs.
How to be happy? Walk into a bookshop and you'll find shelves full of books on happiness. We're all looking for tips and tricks to lead happier lives with less stress and more focus. I recently stumbled across 365 Days of Happiness, a new publication full of daily inspirations to help you mindfully work towards … Continue reading How to be Happy. Interview with author Jacqueline Pirtle
If you are thinking of moving to Spain with your family, here is some information about school systems and how to select the right one for your child.
Off on your holidays soon? Or just in need of some book tips? I have been reading a couple of great books lately, so I thought I give you a little review of both.
Valencia is a city where you can walk around aimlessly for days and still not get bored of the abundance and vibrancy of colours, street art, cafe's, parks and many different little shops. Of course, with such a great vibe, there's bound to be some real vintage treasures to be found. Do you love vintage … Continue reading Top 10 Vintage shops in Valencia