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Please do not download or copy photos without my permission, Thank you.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lloret de Mar Weather

Today in Lloret the weather is very cold, wet and windy and its predicted to be the same for the next few dont be caught out like this lady I saw out shopping earlier today!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tourist Tax in Catalonia 2013

If your booking a holiday to Lloret de Mar this year then don't forget about the new tax which is to be paid by all visitors at your holiday accommodation I have posted about this back in November last year when the payment was imposed. Read more details here of how much you can expect to pay... > TOURIST TAX <

Monday, February 25, 2013

Cats Festival in Lloret

 It does seem that this Cats Festival day had a very Russian feel, those who weren't dressed to resemble cats were dressed in traditional costumes from the different regions of Russia...and at one point on stage there was an exchanging of gifts with town hall officials all spoken in Russian and translated into Catalan!

 Anna - Maria singing duo above, they are the winners of the Ukraine version of X Factor and are doing live shows while in Lloret

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Festival Gat de La Lunna 2013

 Its another beautiful day in Lloret de Mar, ideal weather for the Cats Festival I posted about on Friday, and just as I thought there were some colourful sights as you can see from the shots below. It was another opportunity to see the Lloret de Mar giants 'Es Nais' & 'Miss Ling' dancing around... along with two giant cats! Groups of beautifully dressed children were up on the stage entertaining the spectators with their carefully rehearsed singing and dancing acts which they all must have been working so hard to learn during the past weeks.
*** More photos from the Cats Festival tomorrow ***

Friday, February 22, 2013

Festival of Cats in Lloret

Nothing to do with the real cats which you may see living on the streets in and around Lloret de Mar!
This weekend is something I've not heard of before and that is the Festival of Cats which seems to be centred around the Cat Museum C/ Sant Albert and Casa de Russia Passeig Verdaguer 11 Lloret de Mar.....Sunday 24th Feb - 2nd March there is to be an exhibition of art at Casa de Russia also on Sunday at 11am there will be a parade around the streets of Lloret.
After seeing the posters and online pieces about the event I'm thinking that this will be a fancy dress parade with people dressed as cats! If so then there should be some colourful and interesting sights to say the least!

Live music @ Carmen's Cafe

Carmen's Cafe have live music tonight Fri 22nd Feb from singing duo Anna - Maria the winners of the Ukraine's X Factor show!

Thursday, February 21, 2013


PLEASE NOTE....Owing to the bad weather and freezing temperatures expected for the coming weekend the street sale has been postponed until Saturday 9th March .....

At present many of the stores have amazing offers with as much as 70% off ... best get stocked up on winter woolies and boots!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Birthday to Kenny

Happy Birthday to Kenny and I would like to say thank you on behalf of all his friends who he invited out for a meal in Fenals today ... we all had a fantastic meal in the Arcs Restaurant where the service and food is first class....a great time with great company!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Quiet winter Evening in Lloret

 Just a few shots taken at various locations about town showing how quiet it is at this time of year...very different to the busy summer scenes usually shown on the blog! But Easter isn't too far away now when we will see Lloret de Mar come to life again when all the bars and clubs will begin to reopen for the 2013 summer season.

Canaletas, a nice place to sit on a hot summer evening...but maybe not on a cooler winter night!

Two lonely dancers down by the beach!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lloret de Carnival 2013

 The end of the carnival festival was marked last night with the traditional burying of the sardine...(a very strange custom!!) This involves a large model of a sardine in a coffin carried through the streets of Lloret towards the Town Hall after which its placed on a fire on the beach. Wailing mourners follow the fish to its final resting place, they are then treated to a funeral meal of fish, chick peas and the usual accompaniment to any meal here....lots of wine! The food is kindly donated by the Xino Xano walking group.
Preparing the food

The official mourners!

The 'sardine' arrives in a horse drawn carriage.

The service

The end of the carnival!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lloret de Mar Winter Views

 The carousel in Pere Torrent opposite Mobys makes a colurful site on a dark winters evening.
Shoppers in the town centre just by the church.
Privé Disco and Magic Park on Avenida Just Marles, in here you will find a great selection of amusements for all ages.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lloret Carnival 2013 Videos

Lloret de Mar Carnival 2013

 Its carnival weekend in Lloret and in the town there's a great party atmosphere as almost every other person is walking around dressed in some sort of fancy dress outfit! This is the most colorful event in the Lloret de Mar annual calendar, with everyone joining in the fun! We were there to take these photos of Saturdays parade when the procession made their way along the seafront at 4pm. It was a glorious sunny day but by the time the parade had finished 2 hours later it was feeling very cold, and with some of the competitors only dressed in flimsy outfits I did feel quite sorry for well done to all those who still managed to entertain everyone and keep smiling till the very end!

For lots more colourful carnival photos and videos take a look at the Lloret de Mar Carnival web page.

Carla above, whose Mum and Dad have the Route 66 seafront restaurant

Its been a long day!