Hola Andrea mi amor. Como estas todos (o Que T'al)?,
Glad to hear we hadn't frightened you off totally!! If you can work on a budget of £1,000 per month upwards then you can
survive here by being VERY frugal. It will be tight for sure, ............... but possible if everyone is prepared to make some sacrifices!
Once the project gathers pace somewhat, I'll firm up on schooling fees & look for some inexpensive digs - 3 bedrooms but without swimming pool, gold plated faucets, 24 hour maid & butler services!!
No, I am NOT from Golspie, I am a Coventry born man who was raised in Germany then schooled in Derbyshire. My Mother now lives in Golspie & I went up there to stay with her for a week back in 2003. Played golf there, visited the library several times (computer usage only - not for reading) & did a few local sites, one of which included GlenMorangie distillery! Not to worry about bringing any across, nor asking your brother to bring some for me, ...... I don't drink much alcohol anymore. It is NOT that I am anti alcohol, nor do I have to abstain ........ it is just that in this heat one tends to dehydrate quickly with alcohol in the bloodstream so I don't bother with it. A couple of beers a week & the occasional after meal Glenfiddich with close friends & that is it! I have had a bottle of Glen Grant, 2 bottles of Glenfiddich, a bottle of Vodka & a bottle of ancient Gin sitting in the drinks cabinet for about 5 years now - some even longer. My supply of the local rum runs at about 3 gallons too, some of that is over eight years old (& VERY tasty)!!
I don't know how much more expensive it would be to have the food for your eldest daughter delivered out here but quite considerably I would have thought. You may find that we have similar foods here & anyway, once she tastes (& sees) what the what the local foods are like, she just may prefer them as nearly all are anti-pesticide free!! We can spend a bit of time going round the supermarkets, talking to one of the owners (who lives just up the road from us) & even visiting some farms etc if you want to - that is if you come here on a ore-visit holiday (highly recommended). I noticed A1 Travel had a last minute 7 day (or was it 10 night) holiday going for about £500 out of Glasgow!! You might get it even cheaper nearer the time - I think this one was for early May. but June or October might be more 'Off Season' & get you even better rates!
Just had two days without internet connection (tel cables down in street due to trees growing & breaking the lines!!!!!) so I am off to catch up om more e-mails etc. Hope this helps & keep us informed if you need more!