karaoke for the kids…..

October 31st, 2012

The delegation of Youth for Manilva council are hosting Karaoke sessions for the kids. These sessions will be held at the Bodega de Genal on the paseo in Sabinillas,  every Saturday and Sunday from 9pm.  I know that may seem a bit late for some parents, especially us English but all activities seem to be run late here and […]


Casares del Sol new property listing for sale €129,500

October 31st, 2012

Casares del Sol apartment for sale. Fabulous 88m2, 2 bed room apartment  in the sought after urbanisation of Casares del Sol for only €129,500!!! Yes, you did read it right… €129,500K This apartment in Casares del Sol PM 3 is in a very good state.. The property has a large living/dining room, 2 double bedrooms with […]


New Wellness centre at Los Hidalgos

October 30th, 2012

This is just what we need in the area… something to make us all feel a bit better…A new health and wellness centre. The new centre is situated in the commercial centre in Los Hidalgos , next to the furniture shop and just along from Marlows fish and chip shop. Trained therapists will be offering a huge variety of treatments including  yoga, […]


Foreign Residents events for Autumn / Winter

October 29th, 2012

Yet again the Foreign Residents Association of Manilva have done us proud with a great selection of upcoming events for the next few months. I’ll post more details about each individual event as and when they are released but here’s a quick summary of what we can look forward to… November Saturday 17 th – […]


Ibex new office in Sotogrande

October 29th, 2012

Last week we attended the launch of the new Ibex office in Sotogrande.  The office is located in Sotomarket just along from Opencor.  Ibex (stands for Iberian Expatriate) have been offering insurance to the Spanish ex pat market for several years and pride themselves on the UK way of working. All documentation and communication is English so […]


Halloween Party

October 29th, 2012

Told you there’d be one…..well, in fact there’s two!! Firstly, the Foreign Residents Association has organised a “family” Halloween party. This will be held on 31st October from 4.30pm in the Castle at Castillo de la Duquesa.  There will be bouncy castles, music, competitions and prizes. This party is held in collaboration with the  local Fibromyalgia […]


Duquesa still busy in October….

October 23rd, 2012

Kids went out on Saturday evening with their friend so hubby and I decided to treat ourselves to Fish and chip takeaway from Tims in Duquesa.  Hubby suggested we get it delivered but I said “no, we’ll drive down, it’ll be fine to park, it won’t be busy, it’s October” So, at around 8.30 (timed […]


Christmas is coming……

October 23rd, 2012

Yes, Christmas is coming and far too soon in my opinion. One of friends from the UK was moaning the other day on facebook, that she is already fed up with doing her shopping to the stains of “Rudolph the Red nose Reindeer” and “walking in a winter wonderland” and that in every single aisle […]


Body Painting Workshop

October 20th, 2012

One for the teenagers (Girls especially!) Following on from my last blog about Halloween, I have just found put about a body painting workshop that is being run by the youth department of Manilva town hall as part of this years Halloween celebrations. The workshop will be held next Saturday, 27th October from 8pm in the […]


Halloween in Spain

October 19th, 2012

When we first moved to Manilva over 9 years ago, Halloween wasn’t really celebrated at all. The day after, 1st November is a national holiday (all souls day) where everyone remembers their dead and a visit to the cemetery is usually in order. However, in recent years, probably due to the ex-pat influence, Halloween is  now a bit […]


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