The English Library in La Herradura

The wonderful volunteers at The English Library in La Herradura are still looking for new members. These guys have fought tooth and nail to keep the library going, and all in the face of bureaucratic adversity, the like of which is normally encountered only by a British MP trying to sort out his expenses.

25% off ALL treatments

Claire at Evolución is celebrating her 5th anniversary of trading in La Herradura. To celebrate, she is offering 25% off ALL treatments from 11th to 15th May. This amazing offer is sure to attract a lot of attention, so book as soon as possible!

Interview: Juan Carlos Benavides (Mayor)

TSG: Last month there was lots of ‘turbulence’, so what we would like to do is put over your take on things.
JCB: OK, let’s go
TSG: There were many people that didn’t agree – did not understand why – the road works on the Avenida de Andalucía had to start just before Semana Santa. We put in last months Gazette that we had spoken with the Town Hall engineer who said that Almuñécar was tied to a start date as far as the grant was concerned. Could you add anything to this?

Anacondas R Us

A local La Herradura resident decided it would be really good fun to have a huge snake (don’t we all!). So I’m presuming he contacted someone like ‘Anacondas R Us’ in Barcelona and within a few days he received his snake in the post.

Pedestrians Only… At Last

Now, we couldn’t let a month go by without a roadwork tale or two, not when the Spanish are so fond of their diggers. This time however it’s by popular demand and the residents of La Guardia are actually happy to see work begin on turning the area into a pedestrian one.

That Band

The now legendary That Band will be playing at the La Cochera in La Herradura on Saturday 30th May. Mike, Duncan, Javier and Roland will be performing their particular mix of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, rock and soul.

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.