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Forum: Spain
Jan 5th 2013, 10:02 am
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Emmis

Re: New Friends in Madrid?!

Wow - thanks for all that great info! Truly appreciated!:starsmile:

I'm going to send this to my husband!

I've heard about the extremes in weather and have seen online that, even though it's...
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2013, 6:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Emmis

Re: New Friends in Madrid?!

Thanks Dom!

Actually, the lead balloon has actually lightened its load a bit, and now I'm (should I actually admit it?)... a bit excited! :o

I think it was the search for temporary...
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2013, 6:37 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,001
Posted By Emmis

Re: Madrid Possible Move - Opinions and Where to live and school

Ahhh, Bless you Rosemary!

That brought a very large smile to both my and my husband's faces! We do this so often and people often assume it's easy for us, but a new country, a new city always...
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2013, 12:44 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Emmis

New Friends in Madrid?!

Well, the move has been confirmed, and we set sail mid February for our next adventure in Madrid!

I'd love to know if there are any lovely people living in Madrid who would like to hang out with...
Forum: Spain
Jan 3rd 2013, 9:36 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,001
Posted By Emmis

Re: Madrid Possible Move - Opinions and Where to live and school

Hi Jacky,

I don't know you at all so this is not a personal attack. I am slightly concerned how you know which countries I've lived in. (BTW I haven't lived in Paris. I have enquired after it in...
Forum: Spain
Jan 3rd 2013, 6:01 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,001
Posted By Emmis

Re: Madrid Possible Move - Opinions and Where to live and school

My husband is a freelance consultant, and gets offered work in some amazing places around the world. We usually stay between a year to 3 years. Amsterdam worked out fine - and he would have stayed...
Forum: Spain
Jan 2nd 2013, 11:40 am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,001
Posted By Emmis

Re: Madrid Possible Move - Opinions and Where to live and school

Hi there Domino,

I am so happy to read your "gut feeling" advice. I do try to follow my instinct. We do this so often, but sometimes you need a pat on the shoulder to remind you "It's ok"! So...
Forum: Spain
Jan 2nd 2013, 11:37 am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,001
Posted By Emmis

Re: Madrid Possible Move - Opinions and Where to live and school

Hi Pierre,

I feel terrible for not replying with a huge THANK YOU! I haven't checked in to BE for an age, and now that the preparations for the big move are underway, here I am again!

Thank you...
Forum: Spain
Oct 29th 2012, 9:15 pm
Replies: 161
Views: 11,877
Posted By Emmis

Re: Moving to Spain

I'm loving reading this. I'm loving the wonderful passive aggression that some people on this forum are so fond of using. I keep asking myself if all this pent up aggression is some kind of envy,...
Forum: Spain
Oct 29th 2012, 4:40 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,001
Posted By Emmis

Re: Madrid Possible Move - Opinions and Where to live and school

Sorry, meant Arturo Soria. Thanks again. Will look at property tonight. In meantime just got a lovely message from an old friend, who knows Madrid well, telling me "it's a dazzler". Well, sold then!
Forum: Spain
Oct 29th 2012, 1:50 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 5,001
Posted By Emmis

Re: Madrid Possible Move - Opinions and Where to live and school

Thanks for your reply. I'll check out Arturio Soria!
Forum: Spain
Oct 29th 2012, 10:19 am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,001
Posted By Emmis

Madrid Possible Move - Opinions and Where to live and school

Hello there!

I'm writing on this forum for the hundredth time as it's come to what seems to be our annual move again!

This time the possibilities are Sydney or Madrid!

We've lived in...
Sep 20th 2012, 11:51 am
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Emmis

Re: New to British School - Playdates

Hi there!

Well, our two have started and they're both happy, which is what counts!

As to whether it's what you're after in terms of schooling, I think it's very personal, and possibly depends...
Jul 6th 2012, 8:22 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,099
Posted By Emmis

Re: British School or Not.

I have no idea about the International School - I have never met anyone whose children go there, I'm afraid.

As for comparing the British School and AICS, the difference for me lies in the cost!...
Jul 3rd 2012, 9:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Emmis

New to British School - Playdates

Hello there!

We're moving to Amsterdam at the end of July, and our two children will be attending the British School. They will be 9 and 6 when school starts, so going into Years 5 and 2.

I'm...
Jul 3rd 2012, 9:06 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,099
Posted By Emmis

Re: British School or Not.

Hi there!

No, not at all!

Our two won't be there long enough to do the GCSEs/A'Levels. They're still at primary school age, and we'll probably be in NL for 1-2 years.

Why are you sceptical? ...
Jul 3rd 2012, 10:16 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,099
Posted By Emmis

Re: British School or Not.

Hi!

This is a very personal choice, of course, but if you're interested in my opinion I think it all depends on how long you're thinking of staying in the Netherlands. Also, take into...
Jun 11th 2012, 4:57 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,254
Posted By Emmis

Advice on living in Utrecht please!

Hi there,

We are moving back to the Netherlands with my husband's work, and will probably be there for a year or so. We have lived in Amsterdam twice before, and also Den Haag, but it looks like...
Forum: France
Apr 24th 2012, 10:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By Emmis

Re: Areas commuting distance to La Défense, Paris

That sounds lovely!

We haven't lived in Blighty for years - been hop, skip and jumping from one country to another for over a decade! Currently in Lisbon, so of course Paris seems a tiny bit...
Forum: France
Apr 22nd 2012, 9:33 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,660
Posted By Emmis

Re: Advice on living in Oise area (or other areas in rail commuting distance of Paris

Thanks Danielle

That's super lovely of you!

We're so close to making a decision - got until this Friday to decide between the Paris job and another in a completely different country... as you...
Forum: France
Apr 21st 2012, 10:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Emmis

Re: Urgent -Local Primary School Information Paris/Western Suburbs

Thanks for giving me the well-deserved shake that I need! I'll shut up now and get on with things. I'm ashamed to say I've been doing this for over 12 years, but for some reason this Paris move is...
Forum: France
Apr 21st 2012, 11:53 am
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By Emmis

Urgent -Local Primary School Information Paris/Western Suburbs

Hi there,

Once again I'm having to post on here, this time rather urgently as we have 7 days to decide whether to take up the offer of work in Paris.

The work side of things sounds good but our...
Forum: France
Apr 20th 2012, 10:00 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,660
Posted By Emmis

Re: Advice on living in Oise area (or other areas in rail commuting distance of Paris

Hi Danielle!

Thank you so much for your response!

I'd love to know more about the areas! If you could point out nice towns that are an easy commute to La Défense I can look them up online. It's...
Forum: France
Apr 20th 2012, 8:20 am
Forum: France
Apr 19th 2012, 4:05 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By Emmis

Areas commuting distance to La Défense, Paris

Hello there,

I recently posted on here regarding our possible move to Paris and have just found out that if my husband were to take the job, it would be in La Défense area of the city.

With...
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