So it was a usual Monday afternoon when I received the telephone call from my husband advising me that he had been offered a job in Valencia in Spain….. and that he accepted……..and that he was leaving on Wednesday!!! Yes, he left with one suitcase and at that point apart from knowing what country Valencia was in, I actually had no idea where it was. Fast forward three weeks and I had closed up our house in the UK, shipped what belongings we needed plus cars, stored everything we did not need, found a new house, enrolled my children in an International school and had started life in Spain. Was it daunting? Absolutely! But this adventure turned out to be the most wonderful three years of our lives. We embraced a new language and culture, made some wonderful friends and experienced true Spanish food at its very best.