El Cerval Bajo and El Cerval Alto

It’s funny how you can live here for a score or more years and still find somewhere new just seven kilometres behind La Herradura. I’m talking about los Cervales, which is a small cortijada (hamlet) – two really, because you have El Cerval Bajo and El Cerval Alto. It wasn’t that long ago that the hamlet had no paved thoroughfare, no electricity and certainly no telephones.

Anyone for Tennis?

Anyone for Tennis? There are more than 40 ladies and gentlemen in the Las Palmas tennis club from all over Europe, including Belgium, UK, Germany, Denmark, France, Austria, Argentina, Switzerland and Spain, a real mix of both residents, and others who spend part of their year here.

Charity Dinner

The month of April saw a special charity dinner in the Peña Parda Restaurant, in aid of the Spanish Association against Cancer. To say the event was well attended would be an understatement, with the venue packed to the gunnels!

Chiringuitos to stay

Those of you with long memories will recall, way back in 1987, the destruction of almost all the chiringuitos on the beach in La Herradura, to comply with the Ley de Costas (Law of Coasts).

A truly tragic story

A truly tragic story unfolded on Thursday 23rd April when Alicia, a 35-year-old local woman was working at her cleaning job in the offices of Centro Jate de La Herradura, (underneath the Municipal Market).
Unknown to Alicia her ex-partner, 55-year-old Cecilio, had secreted a bag with parcel tape and petrol near the door of the building earlier.

Tartana Terrace Time!

Summer is very nearly upon us, and we are already enjoying sunny days and warm weather, and where could be better to spend those warm afternoons, than on the terraces of La Tartana in Urb. San Nicolás, La Herradura.

About Arboreum

What about Arboreum? Well, this classy interior design shop in Almuñécar has moved… but not very far. In fact, just a few doors down from where they used to be, and I can even give you really good directions!

La Ventura Latest

The Ed and I found ourselves in La Ventura the other day, and during the course of our chat Rafa told us they are going to have a Bolero evening every Saturday, from 21.00. Sounds like a very relaxing and enjoyable evening out to me.

The Language Tree

Have you had Spanish lessons yet? Have you tried to learn, but just felt it was all too difficult? Well, you obviously have given the lovely people at The Language Tree in Almuñécar a go!

Los Laureles News

Many of us have enjoyed Marks ‘walk through’ the continents menus. So I asked him, as we have now been around the world, would that be the end of our Friday treats at Los Laureles.

Judith Reason Exhibition!

Let May be the month of art! Another not to miss exhibition opening on the 9th will be the fabulous Judith Reason, showcasing a selection of her paintings and sculptures in Carmar gallery in Almuñécar.

Art in the Square

Having a coffee in the main square is just about to get a little bit more colourful. From May the 2nd to the 31st resident artist, Gina Brown, will be displaying some of her abstract landscape paintings in Bar El Meson.

Look It’s Music Update

With all the doom and gloom and talk of recession, it’s great to have a real ‘feel good’ story, and Look It’s Music has the ‘feel good’ factor in spades!
In a relatively short time, with masses of enthusiasm, dedication and hard work, Russell, Vicente and the team have created not just a school of music, but a local phenomena, without which the area would be a great deal poorer, both culturally and socially.

A Very Nice Man

I always enjoy my short visits to see José Luis Sánchez Parejo, a local lawyer in La Herradura. This softly spoken, affable young man chats with me about mundane things really, like the weather, fiestas and families.

Weight Watchers News

Here is a quick message from the very nice Nicola, who runs Weight Watchers in our area. If you’re thinking about losing weight, then I cannot think of a nicer person to rely on for the support and advice needed when you decide to change your life.