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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thanks To All Readers!

Many thanks to all readers of this blog for making it reach into the top best 100 blogs in Spain. I was notified this morning, so I have placed the award in the side column. The same award has also be given to 2 of my other blogs...Makes it all worthwhile !

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cheapest Apartment in Cataluña.!

The owners of a duplex apartment in Terrassa (nr Barcelona) are sadly having to raffle off their apartment as they can no longer afford the mortgage, and have failed to find a buyer in these hard times. Fancy your chances ?

Tickets only cost €10 each ! Read more here.

Tourists Day in Lloret.

As it was a nice day in Lloret yesterday we decided to have a walk over to Santa Clotilde gardens, also it was free entrance owing to it been the annual Day of Tourists ! We expected it to be really busy, but were quite surprised how quiet it was. There were still free deckchairs where you can sit and read or just gaze out to the sea, unusual for a Sunday morning!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lloret de Mar - Tourism Day

This coming week-end Lloret de Mar celebrates World Tourism Day, giving locals and visitors free entry to the Maritime Museum and Santa Clotilde Gardens. More details of this week-ends events can be found in the town hall, tourist centres and hotels. A fireworks display will also take place on Sunday evening.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lloret de Mar Promenade

During the coming months work will be starting on the promenade in Lloret to improve the flow of traffic and to give more priority to pedestrians. The work will include more parking for motorbikes and bicycles. Also planned are bays for loading and unloading for the sea front businesses.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lloret de Mar Weather

The rain has finally come to Lloret !

We were kept awake most of last night by the raging thunderstorm which started round about midnight. Then slowly but surely the clouds passed over, and the sun was again shining this morning so we had a walk down to Fenals beach at about 11am.
Quite a few people were there making the most of the sun, but the red flags were flying so that means going in the sea is not allowed owing to the massive waves. Looking down towards Blanes the clouds were starting to build up again and also out at sea there were flashes of lightening every few minutes, so the storm was heading back our way and time for us to head back home! We just made it as the rain came down again, it didnt last though its now 1.45pm and the sun is shining again, with a nice temperature of 23º !!

Photos from Fenals beach today.....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lloret de Mar Events

A 'fast painting' competition is to be held next Sunday 20th September. The idea is that you must create a painting of a scene somewhere in Lloret starting at 8am on Sunday morning. You then have until 1.30pm to submit your artwork at the Passeig Verdaguer for judging later in the day. The prizes are €600 for the 3rd, €800 for the 2nd and a very nice €1000 for the 1st.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lloret de Mar Shopping

This summer many stores in the El Reiral area have been doing special promotions in order to try attract more customers. These offers are being given on the last Wednesday of each month. During this time offers to be found are Menus of the day for €5, low energy light bulbs at half price, pairs of shoes which normally sell for €25 being sold for €10. Hairdressers have also been doing cheaper haircuts but are soon fully booked up well in advance. Other shops taking part are butchers, opticians, and many more small local shops.
These promotions started 5 months ago since which, traders have said they have seen increased sales. Originally 45 stores signed up to take part, this has now rose to 55 and its said by the organisers it will carry on for quite a while yet!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Lloret de Mar Fires

While forest fires are still raging in other parts of the world, Lloret de Mar on the other hand has not suffered any serious fires this summer. We did hear about a fire which started on the urbanisation Roca Grossa, but luckily this was quickly dealt with.
At this time Lloret is at a risk level of 1, which is classed as low to medium. However, people should still be on their guard especially as the ground is so dry after the extremely hot, dry summer.
Anyone seeing a fire should report it immediately by calling the emergency services on 112.

The photo above shows one of the planes refilling its tanks with sea water to deal with one of the serious forest fires back in the 90s here in Lloret.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Lloret de Mar Events

In front of the town hall this Friday evening a fashion show is taking place.
Now that the summer clothes are more or less no longer on sale in the local stores you can get a good preview here of the winter fashions and accessories.
Two large screens are to be erected to enable good views of the catwalk. The show will be in two parts, the first of which will be children's fashions commencing at 8.30pm and the adults show will be at 10pm. Should it happen to be raining the event will be postponed until Sunday.
All fashions shown will be available to buy locally as the designs shown are from 11 local stores, such as Stocks, Jeans Saloon, Celio and Xic & Xic. A thousand spectators are expected at this free event.