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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lloret de Mar's New Summer Season

With just a few days to go before the Easter weekend it now seems the new summer season has officially started. Down on the main hotel/nightclub strip in Lloret is very busy today with holiday coaches arriving and dropping off guest's outside their hotels.This is also the weekend that the bars and clubs etc now reopen for their new season, many with a surprising new look. Good luck to them all, lets hope they all have a successful summer - we have lost too many of the British bars during recent months.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lloret de Mar - Summer time!

I hope you all remembered to put your clocks forward, as its now officially SUMMERTIME!
In Lloret this morning we have a beautiful sunny day with good weather forecast for the coming week.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Old rules of Lloret!

An old notice from 1954.

We keep hearing that this law will be put into force again but it doesn't seem to happen. One recent law that has been passed is that it's now forbidden to walk around Barcelona in the was happening on quite a regular basis believe it or not

Lloret de Mar Market Day

Every Tuesday morning is when the local outdoor market is held in Lloret. The market stall holders start trading at about 8-830am and close at 1pm.

Best bargains to be had here are clothing, handbags and typical Spanish souvenirs. The Spanish style dresses and shoes are always a good present to take home for grand daughters and the Barcelona football strips will please any little football fan back at home!

Coach companies run excursions to Lloret de Mar from the other resorts up and down the coast especially to visit this colourful market so it does get very busy during the summer months but its still worth the effort as you'll find some great bargains...Try to get there as early as possible to miss the rush as I do!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fenals Beach

Work has now begun to repair the unsightly hole in the walkway near Fenals beach. This gaping hole which appeared several weeks ago is said to have been caused by heavy rain from last year which weakened the foundations, the council say that the work should be finished by Easter!

Lloret de Mar scenes

Blue sky in Lloret de Mar!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lloret de Mar - Countryside Scenes

Would you believe that these photos are taken only about 15mins walk from the busy nightclub area of Lloret de Mar, and if you are staying in the Fenals area of Lloret during your holiday then you are nearer still to these countryside scenes. Only a few days ago we walked towards the Costa Encantada hotel and apartments and followed the road until we came to the woodland. Here you can see the donkeys and horses in the fields and we also saw an old farmer taking his goats for a walk!
This would be a nice place to bring the kids while on holiday if they ever get fed up of the beach or pool...the donkeys are fenced in so nothing to worry about there, they are friendly and love to come to the fence so you can rub their nose!

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lloret - Whats open in March.

So many people just now now are wanting to know just what is open in Lloret at this time of year. The hotels which have been closed through the winter are now preparing to open for the season. Recently the the popular all inclusive Royal Beach & Royal Star along with several independent hotels have reopened and lots of holidaymakers are here for a few days spring break. Just now many of Llorets bars remain closed but the latest news of British bars which are open can be found on 'Lloret's Booze News'

Lloret de Mar Booze News

I did notice yesterday that both the Dream Cafe bars on the main strip are now open, this is a great place to catch all the live Sports, all the games to be screened are listed outside on the boards. To keep upto date with the latest opening dates click on the Booze News picture.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lloret de Mar Weather Today

Its been a beautiful day in Lloret today, we are still only in the first half of March and the weather is fantastic. Such a vast contrast to the  March of 2 years when Lloret spent almost a week without electricity because the heavy snow brought power lines down!

Now that the hotels are starting to open up again there's quite a few holiday makers in town and the place is looking a bit more lively.  Some which I've seen today have actually had a bit too much sun and are looking quite red!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Spanish Markets - Tordera

Spain is well known for its colourful markets and here in Lloret we are not very far away from Tordera which holds one of the biggest and best around! Tordera is a small town only about 30 minutes drive from Lloret where each Sunday the whole town becomes one huge market place with stalls lining almost every street. If you are in Lloret or any other nearby resort then its quite easy to book a half day excursion to the market through Laietana Tours.

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Monday, March 05, 2012

Watch iPlayer in Spain

Have you ever tried to access the BBC iPlayer only to be told that as you are not resident in the UK then you are not eligible to watch?
I'm sure many expats will already know about the Expat Shield programme which enables you to access iPlayer on your PC if you live abroad, but for those who don't then it's just a simple matter of going to their website and downloading their programme which will then allow you to watch BBC iPlayer etc just as though you were in the UK! It really does work and is completely free of charge! Have a look at their website here EXPAT SHIELD 

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Les Alegries English Service

A special reminder for everyone on the Costa Brava, this Sunday 4th March is the second of Father Shea's Christian church service's to be held at Les Alegries church in Lloret de Mar. The service will begin at 12 noon, there is ample parking, and refreshments are on sale after the service when Father Shea will be happy to meet and have a chat to all those who attend. Please come and support the church and Father Shea's work, he would also like to hear from anyone who could volunteer some of their time to help with arranging events and functions throughout the year. An organist is still also needed for the monthly church service.

Zooming in on Lloret de Mar

Sunny views of Lloret de Mar all taken from the cliff tops between Lloret and Fenals with a zoom lens which gives the impression of been much closer to the subject than we really were.