August 2017 - February 2018
  • Day1

    18 sleeps to go!

    August 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    The count down is on! 18 sleeps until we leave for Granada! We would really like to share some of our experiences with you and show you some photos of our new city! We would also like to hear from you and would love to see your photos as well.Read more

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  • Day13

    Farewell parties

    August 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Ivy was lucky enough to be showered in love & friendship in a surprise early 4th birthday party!! She will miss you girls!

  • Day26

    Adios!

    August 31, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We have made it to the airport. Can't believe I'm saying this - but looking forward to getting on the plane. Wish us luck.

  • Day27

    Message from Tom

    September 1, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    I just got to my new house. It is a very big house. Tonight we will see Granada and we will have some dinner. From Tom

  • Day28

    We made it!

    September 2, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We are very pleased to have arrived in Granada! We are already in love with our little house & this beautiful city. We survived our 28 hour journey unscathed however arrived with a sleep deficit that might take a few days to work off. Getting ready now for our first siesta!Read more

  • Day34

    Our hood

    September 8, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Some more photos of our local neighborhood in the albaicin. We are a few steps from a plaza that has a fresh food market everyday and an ice cream shop! Importantly we have found a playground & some open space a few minutes walk away. Sadly - no grass! As you can see from the photos, this place is concrete, rock, tiles and dark wood. It feels so solid!!

    Things we love so far: no cars, walking everywhere, hot weather, salami, really cheap beer, the beautiful architecture, tapas!!

    Things we are not so sure about: the bread, shops always closed, dog poo, smoking, steep hills, late nights = cranky kids!!

    Kids start school on Monday. Wish them luck!
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  • Day35

    Footy from max

    September 9, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We are excited about the Tigers big win. The munro's (not tom) are going for the Tigers in the finals. Tom likes GWS ( sorry Sam). Sam, did you watch the match?

    Our new teams in Spain (soccer) are Granada & Barcelona.Read more

  • Day37

    First day of School

    September 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    First day of school! Kids were amazing! Max & ivy took everything in their stride. Tom needed me by his side but was gaining confidence by the minute. Good signs.

    Ivy's teacher speaks some English. Max & tom are completely immersed in Spanish. Quite funny listening to their take on what happened today. Max thinks his class were talking about pirates but isn't sure. Tom only talked about a boy who blew up a plastic bag and popped it on his head. Ivy did a picture of an elephante.

    An embracing school community with a smattering of parents we could talk to from Canada, US, Holland & Germany. Even one Dad from Melbourne on his second year in Granada with his 4 kids!

    You can see the toll the day had on Ivy. She is really embracing the siesta!
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  • Day44

    Churros & soccer

    September 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Now three weeks in and we are starting to find our feet! We finally tracked down churros & it goes without saying that it was hugely popular!! The boys have joined a soccer club & Chris has somehow found himself again in assistant coach position. The boys hang out for the Tuesday & Thursday games. Last night while having dinner we had to leave the Barcelona match on in case they scored!! It seems our football obsession is transferable across boundaries.

    School continues to go well. Max has scored a seat next to a girl that gives him lollies everyday. Tom is learning the numbers & doing lots of coloring in & Ivy has made a friend.

    Chris & I have done our first tapas night with some other expats. Delicious, lots of drinks, out too late!
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  • Day59

    Ivys birthday in the alpujarras

    October 3, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    We ventured out of town this weekend to the mountains above Granada - the Alpujarras. Little white villages built on steep slopes within a dramatic rocky landscape. We arrived a little bit homesick (missing the grand final) & bus sick (very winding roads) but were revived quickly by our very tranquil & quaint little casa in the hills.

    Ivy celebrated her long-awaited 4th birthday. The boys even trekked to the next village to get her a chocolate cake complete with pink sprinkles!

    Now back to our new 'normal' in Granada. School, Spanish, soccer, music & dance & usually a few to many cervezas!
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