Australians adventuring in Granada, Spain.
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  • 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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    Margaret Watts

    Sounds great. Georgie's kids are immersed in French at school. Fynn is almost fluent and Mila understands everything but is more reluctant to speak it (well with us anyway) probably chats happily at school!

    9/11/17Reply
    The Munro Family

    It is such a gift! They are lucky kids.

    9/11/17Reply
    Laura Day

    Well done everyone! The classrooms look a bit different. Did they play soccer at lunch?

    9/11/17Reply
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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

    Sam Shortt

    I am not old enough to watch it but I'm still happy with the result

    9/12/17Reply
    Sharonn Geurts

    Max we are going for the tigers in our house too. 🐯🐯🐯

    9/13/17Reply
    Deidre Carmichael

    Max, Bill and I are also barracking for the tigers! They played so well last Saturday. Check out the Matildas now you are following the soccer. They are the Australian women's team and are winning lots of international matches.

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  • 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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    Margaret Watts

    Ahh I'm jealous. So many lovely memories there. Looks like the kids are happy little vegemites. Have fun. Love Mags n G

    9/8/17Reply
    Noriko McCormack

    Nice photos. Good luck with starting school!! New adventure! Leon Mia also start school on mon in Japan.

    9/8/17Reply
    Pip O'Donoghue

    Poppy wants to know what the kids have in their hands...and she also says "it all looks a bit different". 😄 Enjoy school kids! Just smile and nod. 👍🏻

    9/9/17Reply
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  • 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

    Silje Hilden Barningham

    We are all in bed looking at your photos, It's beautiful (I have goggled tickets via Granada before Norway already!). Glad you are all well! Ava says to Ivy I love you have a nice time! Xx

    9/2/17Reply
    Sam Shortt

    What are you going to do today with your parents

    9/2/17Reply
    Sam Shortt

    You're house looks nice

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  • 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

    Silje Hilden Barningham

    Great to hear you are there and have got your big house 😉 hope all the adventurers are going well! Xx

    9/1/17Reply
    Sharonn Geurts

    How exciting Tom! Hope you like your new room. Shaz xx

    9/1/17Reply
    Joanna Francis

    Thanks Tom! Great to hear, we've been thinking of you all lots. "ooh, they'll be there now!" Is it really hot? How was the plane? Did you guys watch heaps of movies? xx

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