Making friends in Marbella
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We have just moved to Spain from France and I am really unsure if we have made the right decision. We have really not found any friends or met anyone with whom we have a lot in common and are struggling also to know where to base ourselves. We had many friends in France and I'm sure we can find similar here in Marbella, but so far, everyone we have met is so different from us and all the areas I have looked at are so over-developed.
We are a family with 3 girls (6, 8 and 10) who are all very creative and not really into electronic toys or mobile phones. We are mainly vegetarian and my business is in organic raw food and alternative health products, so I guess pretty way out from most.
I run my own business from home (I help producers of organic and raw food, plus alternative health solutions to grow their business and reach my wholesaler contacts throughout Europe). My husband works in London and is based at home every other week.
We are both university educated and like to chat about cerebal things occasionally although are more than happy to have a light hearted laugh most of the time.... I just need someone to talk to about more than just the weather/holidays/children without lots of swearing and smoking (which is sadly what I'm getting at the moment!)
The girls have started school here and we cannot find anywhere nearby that we like - it all seems so crowded and rushed and we are craving the open space and countryside that we left behind in Annecy (I wonder if this exists in Marbella?)
I realise that we are not an entirely conventional family (despite looking completely normal!) but I wonder if you think we will find friends like us here or if we maybe should look elsewhere? Thank you for whatever help you can give!
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