When we left the UK on 14th May 2005 many of our friends and family thought we were mad leaving behind a lovely family home and good jobs to move to a new country. But we wanted more for ourselves and our children then aged seven and five, a better quality of life and different opportunities.
Our daughter and son, Antonia and Adam who are now 23 and 21 grew up in Arboleas and Spain is all they have known as home.
My husband Steve runs Cornish Pride cafe in Albox, a family business founded with my parents Eileen and Brian who retired last year.
I have been in property sales in and around Arboleas since moving to Spain. I founded my own business Dream Homes Almeria in 2019 and opened the first office in August of that year opposite the town hall. With the growing team, Vicki and Sian we moved to new premises on the rambla front in the village in June 2020.
Despite Brexit and Covid-19, with a great deal of hard work and lots of help from friends and existing clients the business continues to grow. Finding people their dream home and introducing them to a whole new lifestyle is what we do and I love doing.