Alison has lived in Zimbabwe, South Africa, the UK, the USA, Hong Kong, Australia, and Spain. The experience of living in so many countries and cultures has enriched her life – the new friendships and new perspectives have been life-changing.
In 2015, she planned a one-year Spanish sabbatical – a break from a long demanding career in investment banking, but she’s still extending the stay. She lives in a small town just south of Barcelona with her teenage son and husband, Alastair.
The slower pace and healthier attitude to life in Spain, plus a brilliant school in Barcelona, were the deciding factors in staying long-term and making Spain their home.
To stay in Spain, Alison decided on a complete career change. She is now an experienced digital marketer and can tell you all about becoming self-employed in Spain (Autonomo). She loves sharing knowledge on schooling and different aspects of living in and moving to Spain.