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Happy Spring. World Down Syndrome Day 2019

Spring has sprung! Happy Death of Winter... for now.  And in the words of our brothers and sisters elsewhere, "Navruz Muborak"! Two years ago today we all woke up in Lisbon.  Did you know that today is also World Down Syndrome Day? What's the connection? I'll sort of get to that below. White flowers of … Continue reading Happy Spring. World Down Syndrome Day 2019

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family freeplay at the beach

Winter in Cadiz, Spain

Beach under the winter sun.  It is this happy houseband's favorite babysitter.  And what better place for our young boys to combine freeplay in three languages (Polish, English and Spanish) with getting some winter sun tan than here in the Costa de la Luz. In the first few days of March, we headed off to … Continue reading Winter in Cadiz, Spain

Happy International Women’s Day = Dia Internacional de las Mujeres

Equality! Gender equality, that is.  "In this fight, education is our weapon," as the image below shows, here in Jerez de la Frontera there is also a general strike in education (Huelga General en Educacion) as part of the national strike on International Women's Day, 08 March 2019, also known as "feminist strike" or "8M". … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day = Dia Internacional de las Mujeres

Polonia? Bologna? Bolonia✔ 6 family fun things to do in Cadiz, Spain… with children

Polonia? Bologna? Bolonia✔, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain 6 #freeelectrons.family fun things to do with kids in… BOLONIA, NOT Bologna (Italy) ... and certainly NOT Polonia (Poland)! Not far from the better-known surfing capital of Europe of Tarifa in the coastal region of Cadiz, Spain, Bolonia is a hidden gem of a destination for both individual and family-oriented explorers. Only … Continue reading Polonia? Bologna? Bolonia✔ 6 family fun things to do in Cadiz, Spain… with children

Plan it! Questions such as these and more (later) helped plan a successful move abroad with our family. Photo of the bay of Cadiz with shirtless Karol exploring the wild beach. #freeelectrons.family.

What to ask yourself before moving your family abroad

So we decided to change our lifestyle, quit the job, clear out the house of too many accumulated things, and move the family (with 2 very young children) to another country.  Reaching that decision point was not easy.  When my job was no longer a go for me in July 2016, I was ready to … Continue reading What to ask yourself before moving your family abroad

Joy to the World (por Rumba Flamenca) in the Spirit of Zambombas de Jerez

#familyfuntime audio and video recording a Rumba Flamenca version of "Joy to the World" in the style of Zambombas de Jerez.

Here come the Zambombas in Jerez de la Frontera… Ven, ven ven!

The temperature has finally dropped to an Andalusian wintry chill and the arrival of Christmas is marked by the festive Zambombas, beginning in late November! Now, what exactly are Zambombas? They are traditional Christmas carols (Villancicos) sung in groups, usually in neighborhood gatherings, and in Jerezano style; that is, with festive flamenco flair... and perhaps, … Continue reading Here come the Zambombas in Jerez de la Frontera… Ven, ven ven!