2 Years in Spain any regrets?

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As I sit here recovering from a fever and flu I have been suffering with for 3 days it seems an ideal time to reflect on the last two years.

Coming to Spain was a major decision yet I have to say April and the kids love it here. Although work is difficult to source locally I believe the upcoming year will be a bit easier. Even with this short time in La Mata we have seen a bit of a recovery from the recession even if it is in small doses. A few new restaurants, a souviner store, flower store, green grocer have all opened up while we have been here. Which also makes La Mata even more of a village feel to the location.

The school I have to say is fantastic especially with Zoei’s autism, she has come on leaps and bounds and quite simply the kids are constantly happy. Also a lot healthier from the lack of dust that you experience with living in the Philippines.

However the landscape continues to change with Brexit about to start to become a realisation as from what I could see it was “trumped” until Trump offered to do trade with the UK and at that point a bargaining chip has appeared. Although I cannot see Spain being too harsh on its number one tourist population, along with those who retire and live here. If anything its likely to see a lot of the same as there are bi-latural agreements already in place.

Spain is no longer somewhere we have visited but simply home.

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