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

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 Concerts – Costa del Sol

Post by: Gerarda on 09 Dec 2014

Weihnachtslieder

A part of what makes Christmas magical is the lights, the decorations, baking cookies, pantomime and of course a visit from old Santa himself. But it is also the music. Music has a way of arousing memories and emotions, and Christmas music is particularly evocative. It conjures up memories of family Christmases, childhood and Christmases that you hold dear to your heart.

This year on the Costa del Sol there are a number of festive performances that will tempt you out of your homes and lift your spirits just by being there. The nostalgia of sitting and listening to O´ Holy Night, I´m Dreaming of a White Christmas or Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, and letting your mind drift back to Christmases past, will be an elixir for anyone needing a boost at this time of year or can serve as a simple reminder of special times you shared with people you love.

Here´s to what makes Christmas so magical!

Below is a list of performances of choirs, orchestras, lectures and pantomime with times and dates.

 

Christmas Concert – Collegium Musicum, Costa del Sol

Date: Sunday,December 14th

Place: Iglesias Virgen del Carmen, Benalmadena Costa

Time: 20.00

 

The Christmas Carols 

Date: Sunday, December 14th

Place: Calahonda Baptist Church

Time: 19.30

 

The Nutcracker – performed by The Imperial Russian Ballet 

Date: Sunday,December 14th

Place: Teatro Ciudad de Marbella, Marbella

Time: 18:00

 

Handel´s Messiah – Lecture (DFAS)

Date: Monday,December 15th

Place: Salon Varietés Theatre, Fuengirola

Time: 16:30

 

Choir & Orchestra – Collegium Musicum, Costa del Sol

Date: Tuesday,December 16th

Place: Iglesias de la Encarnación, Marbella

Time: 21.00

 

Christmas Pantomime

Date: December 19th – December 23rd & January 2nd – January 5th

Place: Salon Varietés Theatre, Fuengirola

Time: Nightlyat 20:00 – Sundays at 19.00 (No evening performance January 5th)

Matinees: December 20th, January 3rd & January 5th

Time: 15.00

 

Classical Music Concert presented by Málaga de Cámara

Date: Friday,December 26th

Place: Teatro Ciudad de Marbella, Marbella

Time: 19.00

 

Children´s Musical – Una Historia de Navidad

Date: Sunday, December 28th

Place: The Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Marbella

Time: 12:30

Christmas Tree Lighting – Costa del Sol

Post by: Gerarda on 27 Nov 2014

Christmas tree, Moscow

If you have already entered into that wonderful spirit of Christmas with a visit to the Christmas market last weekend and you want to continue that magnificent glow, then between tonight and tomorrow the lighting of the Christmas trees will take place in various Andalucían towns and cities. You can celebrate Christmas to your heart´s content.

Below is a schedule of when and where the tree lighting will be happening.

Place: Marbella- Avenida Miguel Cano – City Center

Date: Thursday, November 27th

Time: 19.30

After the official Christmas tree lighting, the Marbella Municipal Nativity Scene in Parque de la Alameda and Santa’s Grotto in Paseo de la Alameda will also be declared open. There will be entertainment for the whole family.

 

Place: Nueva Andalucía – Calle Quevedo

Date: Thursday, November 27th

Time: 19.30

 

Place: Malaga City – Calle Larios – City Center

Date: Friday November 28th

Time: 19.30

There will also be a concert organized by Cadena 100 Radio Station and Malaga City Council and will begin after the tree lighting ceremony at 19.30.

 

Place: Madrid – Plaza de la Constitución

Date: Friday November 28th

Time: 18:00

 

Place: Fuengirola – Plaza de España – City Center

Date: Friday, November 28th

Time: 19.30

The Municipal Nativity Scene at the Fuengirola Town Hall will officially open at 18.15.

 

Place: Estepona – Juan Carlos 1st  Roundabout

Date: February 28th

Time: 19.30