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Joy is Good Enough

In Living and Learning, Valencia, Spain by Susan10 Comments

With time looking both more precious due to the pandemic and more endless during the recent lockdown,  I decided to take up a new activity: oil painting.  It was actually round three for me. Once …

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“Start Where You Are Today”

In Outdoor Workouts, Valencia, Spain by Jamie6 Comments

First thing each morning Susan and I head out to the Royal Gardens.  A morning walk with exercise is our favorite activity of the day.  This morning, though, we were each feeling creaky and sore.  …

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The Importance of Small Pleasures

In Living and Learning, Outdoor Workouts, Valencia, Spain by Susan14 Comments

We resurfaced from the Covid-19 confinement of nearly two months with a renewed appreciation and soft spot in our hearts for the city parks of Valencia.  They represent our little “snippet” of nature until we …

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How to Get a Digital Signature in Valencia, Spain

In Valencia, Spain by Jamie9 Comments

We’re up for our second visa renewal this year.  When I reached out for advice from our good friends at YesValencia,   Linda asked me if I had ever considered getting a digital signature.  The COVID-19 …

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Deja Vu High School

In Valencia, Spain by Jamie4 Comments

As I sat down to write this post it dawned on me that it has been 50 years since I graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in Racine, Wisconsin.   Fifty years is a long time.  …

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Cycling Spain’s Via Verde Ojos Negros

In Cycling, Short Trips (VLC) by JamieLeave a Comment

Spain’s vias verdes are cycling and hiking trails that have been developed along abandoned rail lines.  The longest of them all is Via Verde Ojos Negros.  If you ride the entire length plus the additional …

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An Independent, Family Owned Insurance Agency That’s Expat Friendly

In Moving to Spain, Valencia, Spain by Susan6 Comments

Julija Roslova, English speaking associate, and Ángel Giron Descalzo, Technical Director. We just had our annual insurance review.  I can’t describe how freeing it is to have nothing but health and renter’s insurance to discuss.  …