Beyond Mañana

Real Expat Life in Spain

February 17, 2013
by BeyondManana

In Spain, it’s Family First

As I have written about before, it was the experience of becoming a parent that first made me question some of the values of the UK culture we were living in, and identify some disconnections from how I felt things … Continue reading

November 14, 2012
by BeyondManana

Zoriana Benhamou: Family Life, Marbella Style

Zoriana Benhamou and her family love life in Marbella so much, they wrote a whole website to share their experiences.  Having previously survived life in chilly Moscow, the sunshine of Andalucia was clearly a big attraction, but I wondered what … Continue reading

November 13, 2012
by BeyondManana
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Kids Are Not Interpreters

Hands up, I’m as guilty as anyone.  We are living in Spain as adult immigrants, they are growing up here with their astonishing sponge-like brains soaking up the nuances of several languages simultaneously – learning to truly think and move … Continue reading