Successful People

Post by: Gerarda on 25 Jun 2015

Group of young multi ethnic people holding word success

Think of success and the name Zig Ziglar comes to mind. He was an expert on success, and in his book, Born to Win! Find Your Success Code, he shared the philosophy that brought him that success. It is really very simple. He suggested that you have a plan and plan to succeed. In his book he provided the strategies to do just that. But what is success?

Below, he shares a short list of the characteristics that he believed comprise success:

What Success Is:

1. Success is knowing that you did a great job when you close the door to your office at the end of each workday and head for home.

2. Success is having a home and people to love who love you in return.

3. Success is having the financial security to meet your obligations each month and the knowledge that you have provided that security for your family in the event of your demise.

4. Success is having the kind of faith that lets you know where to turn when there seems to be no place to turn.

5. Success is having an interest or hobby that gives you joy and peace.

6. Success is knowing who you are.

7. Success is taking good care of you and waking up healthy each day.

8. Success is slipping under the covers at the end of the day and realizing with gratitude that, “It just doesn’t get much better than this!”

Success means different things to different people as you can see from this list. It also involves more than one area of your life. It involves the whole person. Focus only on one area and you will limit your success.


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Posted on Thursday 25th June 2015 at 8:00 am

Mercadillos de Navidad – Costa del Sol

Post by: Gerarda on 14 Nov 2014


A continuación se muestra una lista de los mercados de Navidad que se están produciendo en la costa.

Iglesia Anglicana de Mercado Anual de Navidad 

Fecha:                  Sabado, Noviembre 15

Lugar:                   Palacio de Congresos, Estepona

Horario:                11.00 – 17:00


Marbella Golf Country Club & El Mercado de León Club
Marbella Lengua Alemana Navidad

Fecha:                   Sabado, Noviembre 22 – Domingo, Noviembre 23

Lugar:                    Marbella Golf Country Club, Marbella

Horario:                 10:30 – 16:00


Feria de Animales Adana Anual de Auyda de Navidad 

Fecha:                  Sunday, November 23rd

Lugar:                   Palacio de Congresos, Estepona

Horario:                10:30 – 16:00


Caritas Feria Anual de Navidad 

Fecha:                  Thursday November 27th – Saturday, November 30th

Lugar:                   Palacio de Congresos, Marbella

Horario:                11.00 – 17:00


Feria de Navidad de Los Barrios 

Fecha:                  Thursday November 27th – Saturday, November 30th

Lugar:                   Hacienda Almoguera, Los Barrios

Horario:                11.00 – 17:00


Aloha College Bazar de Navidad 

Fecha:                  Saturday, November 29th

Lugar:                   Palacio de Congresos, Marbella

Horario:                11.00 – 16:00


Mijas La Cala Leones Diabética Grupo de Apoyo Fayre 

Fecha:                 Sunday, November 30th

Horario:               The Sensara Resort, Arroyo de la Miel

Horario:               11:30 – 17:00


Escuela Sueca de Marbella, Mercado de Navidad 

Fecha:                  Saturday, December 5th

Lugar:                   Vasari Commercial Center, Puerto Banus

Horario:                15.00 – 17:00

Dental Examination

Post by: Gerarda on 20 May 2014

The importance of a dental examination cannot be understated as it is an integral part of preventive dental health care. Many dentists suggest that it is necessary to have one every 6 months but our dentist, Dr. Mikael Kahn, recommends having a dental check-up once a year, provided that you maintain good oral hygiene, meaning that you brush and floss daily. In many cases the dental examination is combined with scaling & polishing (dental cleaning).

During the dental examination Dr. Kahn will take digital x-rays, especially if it is the first time he sees a patient. Normally, two x-rays are taken on each side. If on the other hand it is an adult patient who comes regularly, x-rays might be taken  every second or even every third year, depending on the oral health of the patient. Dental x-rays are necessary to see the bone level and to be able to see whether there is any tooth decay (caries) between the teeth further back in the mouth. In the front region, a dentist can normally find caries between teeth without any dental x-rays. Appointment for the Dentist

Dr. Mikael Kahn will check your occlusion (how the upper & lower teeth fit together when you close your mouth), your TMJ (the joint which sits immediately in front of your ear) for stability or any clicking sounds and check your mouth as a whole for any abnormalities.

If you have questions about your oral health, your examination is a good time to ask.  Many patients use that time to ask about cosmetic procedures – they want new crowns or a bridge, or they might want dental implants, and therefore, want to know whether they are a good candidate for implant treatment. This is also a good time to share with Dr. Kahn if you are anxious about dental treatment as a whole or any specific part of dental treatment, so adjustments can be made appropriately.

Even if you are partially edentulous, or no longer have teeth, it is still important to have a consultation with your dentist to maintain good oral health and have your prosthesis assessed to see that they still fit well, in order to preserve the bone for as long as possible.

Once Dr. Kahn has assessed your oral health, he will discuss it with you and let you know if you have any caries (tooth decay), gingivitis or gum disease (bone loss) or any other oral health issue, and give you suggestions for what needs to be done. If you are at risk then you may need more frequent check-ups, otherwise, he will see you in a year.

Holy Week – Semana Santa 2014

Post by: Gerarda on 11 Apr 2014

Once again Easter or Semana Santa, as it is known in Spain, is upon us and tourists have flocked to the coast both for sun and relaxation, and also for the traditional Holy Week Ladies celebration of Holy Week. The processions start on Palm Sunday and conclude on Easter Sunday.

Málaga hosts the largest processions on the Coast and are very impressive with the number of thrones and the sheer number of people involved. If you park near El Corté Íngles and walk towards the Old Town you will quickly find a place to stand and watch the procession go by. The people of Benalmádena re-create some of the most significant events of the Passion and Death of Christ, while closer to us in Marbella is Istán, which also re-enacts the Passion of Christ during Holy Week.

The town of Riogordo, about 35 km from Málaga does things with a difference. As well as the traditional processions, they also have an annual live production of El Paso (The Passion) utilizing about 500 of the townsfolk as actors. They have been staging this performing since 1951 and as a result it has been designated as a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest as people come from all over the world to see it. It is held on Good Friday and Holy Saturday from 16.30 – 20.00.

Ticket prices for El Paso are: Adults: 8 € and Children and Pensioners: 5€

Tickets can be bought in advance at the following locations:

Riogordo Town Hall, Plaza de la Constitución, 14. Tel: 952 732 154

Rural Andalus, c/Montes de Oca, 18, (next to El Corte Ingles) Malaga, Tel: 952 276 229

Libreria Pasatiempo, Calle Infantes, 32,  Torre del Mar, Tel: 952 543 703

El Paso Box Office, El Calvario, Riogordo, from 13.30 on performance day

Semana Santa in Malaga, SpainIf you are in the area it is a must to see.


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Posted on Friday 11th April 2014 at 12:51 pm


Post by: Gerarda on 05 Jul 2013

(This Post was written by Susannah Jayes, Picture Editor and writer from London and contributor to my blog. Susannah has also written the piece, Patient´s Olympic experience.)


If you are in the UK this summer, you might like to consider a visit to the ancient city of Canterbury in Kent, just an hour or so by train from London.

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

With more than 1500 years of history, Canterbury is famed for its cathedral, which was established in 597AD as the birthplace of English Christianity by St Augustine. The cathedral was also the scene of the murder of the archbishop, Thomas à Becket in 1170AD (immortalised in TS Eliot’s play, Murder in the Cathedral), and became a place of pilgrimage thereafter. The pilgrimage provided the backdrop to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Today the cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the present Cathedral (rebuilt in Gothic style after a fire in 1174) is awe-inspiring, with its high-vaulted ceilings, large but intimate crypt, huge stone pillars and beautiful stained glass windows. There is so much to see that you could happily spend a day inside and also an afternoon wandering around the Cathedral precincts, staring up at the amazing 72m-high main tower and marveling at the skill and dedication of the early stonemasons and craftsmen and women who built it.

Beaney Museum

Beaney Museum

Over a weekend in June, my husband and I explored Canterbury for the first time and we really enjoyed wandering the winding, narrow streets that grew up around the cathedral, which contain many beautiful examples of early medieval architecture. If you are a keen photographer (or even if you are not), you will find many striking buildings and secret alleyways to intrigue and delight you. Canterbury today – just like in medieval and Chaucerian times – remains a lively and bustling place to visit. There is an abundance of restaurants, cafes and historic pubs to enjoy, and the buskers and market stalls offer a lively street life. There are also many museums that will fascinate. We visited the The Beaney Art Museum and Library, which houses the exotic collection of Dr James George Beaney who travelled the world in the 18th century, and sent back artifacts to his home city. Particularly interesting was the Cabinet of Curiosities, which contains all manner of items Beaney collected from far and wide – everything from stuffed parrots to Ancient Egyptian pottery!

We also visited the Eastbridge Hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr in the main street. It is a hospital in the old sense of the word – a place of hospitality – and was built more than 800 years ago to provide shelter for poorer pilgrims who needed a place to stay, and the hospital carries on this tradition of hospitality today, with 8 flats providing accommodation for some of the elderly people of Canterbury. The hospital has a wonderful vaulted undercroft, a medieval refectory and a peaceful and beautiful chapel that is still in use today.

Canterbury 5


If you might be thinking of visiting Canterbury, you could consider staying at the Cathedral Lodge Hotel like we did, which is set within the precincts of the cathedral itself – we really enjoyed our stay there. The hotel raises money for the upkeep of the cathedral and so contributes to keeping this amazing building going in the 21st century, so many hundreds of years after it was first built.

© Susannah Jayes/Mayflower Media Ltd 2013