All the brilliant mums below are running their own business in the Costa Blanca and Valencia region
Gudny Brá is a photographer in Arenales del sol (next to Alicante) who specialises in photos of children, newborns and pregnancy.
Based in Javea, Alicante, Emily is a qualified dance instructor who loves teaching children how to dance. She currently teaches Boogie Time in Javea which offers a great opportunity for little ones under 4 years a chance to express themselves through dance and music. For the older children Emily teaches more specialist dance movements that are put into a routine and performed to parents , family members at the end of the term.
For more information call Emily on 608056062 or Amanda on 692888334.
Michelles shop, Krazy Kidz, in Javea, Alicante, offers a range of second hand clothes, push chairs, toys and books for children. All of their stock is carefully chosen by them and everything must be in ‘as-new’ condition. They also offer a massive range of rental items for families visiitng the Marina Alta area for their holidays. They deliver to you, set up, and pick up rental items, all from stock in the shop in Javea port.
VillaMia, established over nine years ago, offers the complete property service. With an office in Javea, they cover long term rentals, winter lets, sales and property management in the coastal towns of Javea, Moraira and Denia. They can also organise everything for tenants including removals to and from the UK, car hire, buying a car in Spain and even organising NIE numbers and translation services. Everything is done in-house or with businesses that they share offices with. They have a proactive bi-lingual staff and pride themselves on complete honesty and transparency in all dealings with owners. They offer a ´find-only´ service where they do the contracts and change over the utility bills to ensure the move in goes smoothly or a full management service to give owners peace of mind their property is being looked after throughout the rental.
Debbie runs CostaRehab, a confidential support and advice service dedicated to those that are suffering from the effects of alcohol or drug misuse. Offering a range of interventions from a FREE assessment, and consultation to harm minimisation, relapse prevention, referral to rehab and aftercare. Based in the community within Javea, Bentichell, Moraira, Benissa, and Gata De Gorgos areas. Those outside of this area or living in remote areas an on line service is available.
688 805 986
Christine is a pole fitness instructor in Los Altos on the Costa Blanca.
634 346 978
"Pole dance & pole fitness is a great way to Get fit, meet wonderful people, learn a skill, have fun, sculpt your physique, tone up, build your confidence and much much more." (CC, June 2011)
Maureen runs the Easybuy Franchise in Moraira which differs to most Estate Agents in Spain in that they don´t charge commission to sell your property. They offer the same service but charge an up front fee and will advertise your property for as long as it takes to sell. In the current climate this allows sellers to be a bit more flexible with their asking price. They aslo arrange long term rentals and in the summer Maureen is busy with holiday lets in Moraira & Javea.
Susan runs the Lavender Room, a private beauty room, based in the heart of Los Dolces, Costa Blanca.
672 505 773
"Being a mum myself I understand how little time and money we allocate to ourselves in our daily scheduele. Something so simple as even an eyebrow shape can feel like trying to operate a full on production, booking it, getting a babysitter, babysitter letting you down, child with runny nose etc etc. Well at Lavender Room this can be simplified, as I have on certain days a fully qualified child minder available. You get your pampering, your little one gets to play and have fun too, at no extra cost to you."
Rubinas Indian background was to be the foundation course for her later career in holistic therapy. She says that ahe always remembers her mother preparing natural remedies for ailments and her grandmother and aunties giving head and shoulder massages, as well as pummelling the feet: techniques passed down from generation to generation. Now based in Javea she runs an holistic therapies clinic specializing in Reflexology.
Along with her parents, Katy runs Villa de Amapolas, a villa rental company. The house is set in the heart of the Valencian countryide, around 35 minutes from the city. Ideal for families and those who love nature and relaxtion. The house has 2 bedrooms and a pool. For more information see the website: www.villacasinos.com
Samantha, a mum of 2 boys relocated from Milton Keynes to Javea in the Costa Blanca in 2014. "We had the chance to fulfil our dream and we took it. We had been dreaming about moving abroad to experience a new culture and learn a new language for many years. We wanted a better quality of life and we wanted to give our boys the opportunity to learn Spanish fluently. The community I have found in Javea is really supportive and I have met some lovely mothers from the playgroup we set up, Mum to Mum Javea. We meet every Friday morning for two hours and it has helped me settle greatly. We all feel that information is very hard to find in this area or you spend hours researching on the internet to find it. So this is how Relocating2 Javea was created, with everything you need from accommodation, work, events, emergency numbers, activities and a non-judgemental forum just one click away.”
Mum to Mum Javea @ www.facebook.com/groups/553039414802127
Relocating2 Javea @ www.facebook.com/Relocating2-Javea-1702730196625856/