Letter to Santa

Post by: Gerarda on 17 Dec 2015

Letter To Santa Sparling

 

Want to drop off your letters to Santa Claus while there is still time or go to a Christmas concert? Then today is your day!

Thursday, December 17th

Royal postman visit – Drop off your letters to Santa Claus

Time: 17.00

Location: Neighbourhood Association
Las Albarizas, Calle Magallanes, Marbella

 

Concert

Time: 19.00
Performance by: Academia ARCOS DE SAN PEDRO
Location: Teatro Ciudad de Marbella

 

Christmas Concert – Carol Service

Time: 20.00
Performance by: Music students from the Conservatorio Municipal de Musica
Location: Salón de actos del Conservatorio
Parque de la Constitución, Marbella

FREE

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Posted on Thursday 17th December 2015 at 5:24 pm

Christmas Time is Here

Post by: Gerarda on 14 Dec 2015

Christmas concert 2015

Enter into the Christmas season with music. It is the most wonderful time of the year and Tuesday, December 15th gives you an opportunity to share the holiday spirit with the Choir and Orchestra, Collegium Musicum, Costa del Sol. There will be Christmas favourites that you can sing along to as well.  Be at Iglesia de la Encarnación, Old Town, Marbella early to get a seat. It is a popular concert.

 

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Posted on Monday 14th December 2015 at 11:23 am

The City That Never Sleeps!

Post by: Gerarda on 10 Dec 2015

This post was written bySusannah Jayes, Picture Editor/Researcher and writer from London and contributor to my blog.

 

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New York, New York – so good they named it twice! Having seen it so many times in the movies and on TV, in November 2015, my husband and I were really excited to finally visit the Big Apple for real. It was all that we expected and more – noisy, brash and exuberant – and full of surprises.

We were based in Mid-Town, not far from Central Park, which was a blaze of autumn colour and the perfect haven from the constant bustling of the streets. We were mostly blessed with mild and warm weather, and the clear blue skies made the legendary NY skyscraper skyline stand out with great clarity – with abundant opportunities for photography everywhere we looked.

Determined to make the most of our short stay, we visited as many of the ‘must-see’ places as we could, from the iconic Guggenheim Museum with its famous spiral gallery space, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art – which was truly amazing in scope and would have taken many more visits to see in all its glory. We also took in The Frick Collection built up by Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), one of America’s most successful industrialists. Housed in a beautiful early 20th century townhouse, the collection includes masterpieces of Western painting, sculpture, and decorative art – from Titian and El Greco to JMW Turner and John Constable.

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No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty, so we took the boat trip across the harbour along with seemingly thousands of other tourists and enjoyed a sunny morning admiring the colossal statue, America’s proud symbol of independence and freedom. We also had time to explore Ellis Island, which lay nearby and which in the early 20th century was the gateway to the United States for many thousands of immigrants from Europe and beyond. Later the same day, we visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, which told the moving story of that tragic day.

We also braved the queues at the Empire State Building and were rewarded with breath-taking views across Manhattan, even though the wind was incredible on the viewing platform 102 floors above ground level! There was also time to take in some shopping at Macy’s and to enjoy a Broadway show – The Color Purple, a musical based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, on which my sister, Catherine, was working as Musical Supervisor. Starring Jennifer Hudson and wiith an uplifting score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, the show is a real triumph.

Overall, New York didn’t disappoint – and we were delighted at how friendly and helpful the people were, always eager to assist us when got lost or couldn’t find the right bus stop. Thank you, New York! See you again soon!

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Posted on Thursday 10th December 2015 at 9:28 am

Christmas Present Collection for orphans

Post by: Gerarda on 25 Nov 2015

Kleiner Junge ist gespannt auf sein Weihnachtsgeschenk 

If you truly want to make a difference this Christmas then look no further than the orphans and children of domestic violence on the Costa del Sol. There are far too many children in care and this time of year is an even more poignant reminder that their lives have changed and Christmas will not be celebrated in the traditional manner.  To help make Christmas a special time and bring a smile to a face, once again there will be a Christmas present collection for the orphanages in Alora Malaga and children in the Domestic Violence houses.

They need your help!

Instructions:

  1. Buy and wrap a present for children between ages 1-19 years.
  2. Tag it for boy or girl.
  3. Tag it for the appropriate age.
  4. Drop it off at one of the locations below.

Suggested list of presents:

  • DVDs
  • Books
  • Fun toothbrushes, colors, themes, characters
  • Toiletries (brushes, combs, shampoo, soap, fun toothbrushes – colors, themes or characters,
    shaving cream, perfume, etc.)
  • Stationary type items, such as small pretty notepads, note cards, stickers, decorative pencils, cool pens, markers
  • Small/Light toys, such as yo-yo’s, toy cars, small rubber balls, small action figures, small dolls,
  • Packs of Trading Cards such as sports teams, popular characters
  • School bags
  • Fun girl makeup items such as flavored lip glosses
  • Hair accessories for girls
  • Candy
  • Small, travel size board games or card games
  • Inexpensive wristwatch – sometimes €5 at the market
  • Slippers/House shoes, all sizes/styles
  • Socks any color for boys, girls prefer fun characters or themes
  • Sewing supplies
  • Small Lego sets, small puzzles
  • Fun key chains, especially key chain size flashlights

Last year was hugely successful and the children all had a lovely Christmas because of you!

Drop points in the Marbella area:

The Boardwalk Marbella

Slainte Banus

The Boardwalk Creperie in Ambrosia

Neli G’s Benavista

Funky Forest Estepona

Galaxia Playcentre Guadalmina

Wonderland Playschool San Pedro

Beckitts Marbella

The Barber Club Banus

Golden Tarts Banus

 

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Posted on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 11:09 am

Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

Post by: Gerarda on 23 Nov 2015

Weihnachtsbaum in verschneiter Nacht

 

Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies have become an annual holiday tradition for Costa del Sol families. These are free, family-friendly events, with live entertainment, music, singing of Christmas carols of course, and some with mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and Christmas cookies.

They are all for a good cause as well. Shop at the market stalls or make a donation to the various charities, which helps enrich the lives of children on the coast.

If you want to watch a beautiful Costa del Sol event with your loved ones, why not attend one of the Christmas Tree Lighting events. It is the perfect family-friendly activity to kick off the holiday season.

 

Malaga Christmas Lights

Where: Calle Larios

When: Friday, November 27th

Time: 18.00

 

Marbella Christmas Lights

Where: Ricardo Soriano

When: Friday, December 4th

Time: 18.00

 

Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Christmas Market

Where: Kempinski Hotel, Bahía, Estepona

When: December 5th

Time: 16.00

For a magical start to Christmas… the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree and boutique Christmas Market, roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and carols from ‘El Tenor’ at dusk. They will dim the lights and officially light the Christmas tree with Father Christmas. There will be a performance by the Choir Magnum Mysterium and much, much more!

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Posted on Monday 23rd November 2015 at 12:07 pm