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  • Increasing eye problems in children observed by optical group

    As I prepare myself and my son to go back to school, I am making sure that his eyes have been tested and he's had a checkup at the dentist so I know everything is looking good before the routine starts again.  My client Specsavers Opticas recently released some information about kids' eye heal...
  • Are you committed to professional development and networking?

    One of the most important investments you can make in your business is training, development and networking. By attending regular training courses you will get new ideas, skills and perspectives, which will inspire and motivate you to improve the way you to business. During networking, you aren't ju...
  • Expat Mums - which Mother's Day to celebrate?

    Mother's Day in the UK is a distant memory, but we still have it to look forward to here in Spain! This year it's on Sunday 7th May and so don't be surprised if your kids come home from school with little cards or gifts for you.    As an expat Mum, which one should you celebrate? UK or S...
  • Christmas Events and Activities at the Kempinski

    The Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona on the Costa del Sol has established itself as a firm favourite in the area as a great place to celebrate Christmas and New Year and has a wonderful programme of events to enjoy throughout December. The festivities begin on Saturday 3rd of December at 4pm wit...
  • Introducing Mundo Mania – A world of fun for everyone!

    Introducing Mundo Mania – A world of fun for everyone!   Mundo Mania is under construction in Cancelada, Estepona. Due to open on Saturday 3rd December, this will be the biggest family entertainment centre in the area offering something for all the family (babies, toddlers, kid...
  • The Coworking Revolution

    Millennials and Generation Z are driving a massive shift in the global work force, looking for flexible, inspirational spaces around the world where they can grow their business. This has led to the rise of coworking, shared work environments where small to medium sized businesses can have desk or...
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  • Getting ready for the new term

    I can't believe it, but somehow the long summer holidays are nearly over and term is beginning in state primary schools on the 12th of September! This final 12 days is always the worst bit for us, as summer school ends, work picks up and some how you have to juggle a bored kid and loads of clients...
  • Feeling and looking great in glasses

    I remember kids in the playground being awful to those that wore glasses, calling them all kind of mean names and making their lives hell. I was delighted to learn (when a friends' kid got glasses a few years' ago) that this has all now changed and they couldn't wait to go to school with their new...
  • Bioidentical Hormones to treat symptoms of the menopause naturally

    The menopause is a difficult period of women’s lives, with a wide range of frustrating and embarrassing symptoms including hot flushes, anxiety, difficulty sleeping and more.  These symptoms are simply a sign that your hormones are out of balance, with too much of some and not enough of others. By r...
  • My experience of life on the Costa del Sol

    I wanted to share with you ladies my experience of the Costa del Sol, for anyone who is thinking of moving here but maybe is put off by some of the stereotypes and some of the recent horrendous TV shows which highlighted a side of the area which we never see! My experience is of a family-friendly, ...
  • Surviving the challenges of expat life

    I love living on the Costa del Sol, but it's very hard making life abroad work when you're away from friends and family in a new place, with a different language and an alien culture. However I believe that you can make it work and the secret to that is learning the language. I have written a blog ...
  • Viewing the solar eclipse safely

    This Friday, March 20th, there will be a total eclipse of the sun, and a partial eclipse will be visible in Spain from 9am-11am. This fantastic astronomical phenomenon is rare and should not be missed, but viewing an eclipse can cause permanent damage, even blindness. Children particularly must be p...
  • How to make the most of networking events

    Ahead of our networking event in Manilva on Wednesday 21st Jan I wanted to share some top tips on how to make the most of networking events to help you get great results.  Don't worry - If you're feeling nervous remember that a networking event is a place where people want to meet you, so it's fin...
  • Choosing the right educational pathway

    If you, like me, have a young child, this is the time of year to think about the best options for primary schooling and looking for information on where to go and what to do. With the deadline approaching for entering your child into the state system, or deciding to go private it can be a nerve-wrac...
  • Calling all Maths teachers! Check out Maths del Sol professional development conference 15–16/02 in Sotogrande

    The Maths del Sol professional development conference is taking place on 15th – 16th February at Sotogrande International School dedicated to fostering innovation in teaching and learning mathematics. In addition to a series of workshops, presentations on a variety of tools, concepts and strategies ...
  • November is White Truffle Month in Marbella

    Rare, impossible to cultivate and renowned for its unique taste and aroma, White Truffles are the ultimate luxury food. With a short season from October to the end of December, this jewel of Italian gastronomy is one of the world’s most highly prized ingredients. 2013 is reported to be the best whi...
  • Sotogrande International School Launch Express Bus from Marbella with Special Event

    Sotogrande International School (SIS) is an International Baccalaureate school and learning community, offering high quality, personalised learning in English for children from 3-18 years old. Their philosophy is to use child-focused, holistic learning to inspire, challenge and empower students to b...
  • Don't forget to check your kids' eyes before they return to school

    The new school term is shortly approaching and it is important to think about your child’s vision as well as all the text books and uniforms. Studies show that one in four children have an undetected visual problem which can affect their learning ability, reinforcing the importance for parents to ta...
  • Cool Kids Competition 17th - 30th September ~ Set your sights on the New School Term ~

      Set your Sights on the New School Term As the new term approaches it is important to think about your child’s vision as well as all the text books and uniforms. Studies show that one in four children has an undetected visual problem which can affect their learning ability. Experts believe that ma...
  • Marbella Restaurant Extols the Virtues of Seasonal Produce

    Tempora is a cozy little restaurant in Marbella’s Old Town which opened in June. The name means products of the season in Spanish and this sums up their philosophy to cook with seasonal, fresh ingredients to produce the best food possible. Both the owner Andrés Perdiguero and the young Chef Abraham ...
  • Free Marketing Guide

    Shaw Marketing Services have launched a new Facebook campaign, where we are going to be giving away a free marketing guide to our Facebook fans. Each month we will be giving away an exciting guide not to be missed, full of useful tips and advice helping you with your marketing needs. This month’s g...
  • Wearing unsuitable sunglasses can cause more damage than wearing none at all

    This summer, Specsavers Opticas in Spain have conducted a survey about protecting the eyes from the sun, and with some interesting results.   Almost 100% of people asked know the importance of protecting their eyes from the sun, but not all of these people wear suitable sunglasses to protect their e...