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Monday, July 24, 2017

Santa Cristina Festival

Today 24th July is the day of St Cristina the local patron saint of Lloret de Mar. To celebrate this special day there is a procession of boats that takes her statue from Lloret church to the beach of Santa Cristina returning later in the day after celebration meal on the beach there. This morning we were there quite early to catch the boats as they passed by...and also got some beautiful shots of the sun coming through the early morning clouds!






Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fire in Lloret/Fenals

A fire broke out in woodland yesterday at about 6pm in an area of Fenals near the Hotel Gran Garbi and many residential properties. From our balcony we could clearly see just how rapid it was spreading, luckily the local fire station is only minutes away and we could hear the sirens of the fire engines quickly approaching. Four engines attended the blaze and soon had it under control, they left later that evening after putting the fire out and damping down the area.

Well done to them, as this could have been such a different story!

As yet there is no idea of the cause, but this summer the ground is very very dry and the least little spark could easily turn into an awful disaster. People are warned to take care when having picnics or walking in the counrtyside etc to take all their rubbish away with them and also be careful when smoking....do not throw cigarette ends to the floor discard of them in a responsible way, and certainly don't throw them out of the car window!

The photos here show just how close the fire was from peoples homes!





Friday, June 30, 2017

Lloret de Mar video

This is my latest video (taken 29-6-17) which shows just how beautiful the coast is around Lloret de Mar!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lloret Clon Festival 2017

The first band to take to the stage for this years Clon Festival in Lloret de Mar will be the fantastic 'Smoking Stones' one of the best Rolling Stones tribute bands you will ever see! 

The location will be at Roca d'en Maig near the beach at 22.15. 


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fira dels Americanos - Lloret de Mar Events

One of the most colourful events took place in Lloret de Mar at the weekend 16 -18th June..the Americanos came to town!
We saw people taking part in the event having a stroll near the church and Town Hall dressed in gorgeous old style costumes from days gone by!
To read more of the Americanos just follow this link - 'Llorets Americanos'








Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lloret de Mar Events

Pirates invading the beach of Lloret de Mar yesterday!


What a fantastic day everyone had with the pirates...they sailed into Lloret on a boat accompanied by their band of drummers. The costumes and make-up were brilliant and I'm sure the kids loved to see them...just as much as we did!










Monday, May 15, 2017

Catalunya Travels - A New Page!

For those of you who like to see a little bit more of this fabulous area of Spain we live in, I have made a new Facebook page on which I'll be showing our photos of the places we visit from time to time. Just click on the following link to take you to the page and give us a 'Like'! .... Catalunya Travels.
Below are just a small selection of photos of the recent places we have visited!

Castellers in Vic

Mercat del Ram - Vic

Mercat del Ram - Vic
Hostalets

Tavertet
Hostalets



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Springtime in Lloret

What a lovely weekend it's been in Lloret!
Yesterday we had the Primavera Market and today it was Sant Jordi day.
For both days the weather has been fantastic! 
Photos below are from today's Sant Jordi celebrations, around the Town Hall was a mass of colour with all the books, roses and other flower displays on sale!










Friday, April 21, 2017

A new takeaway in Lloret - The Snackman!


Good luck to Peter & Mark who have recently opened a brand new take away buisness in Lloret de Mar. They have a great menu of English & Dutch food and also delious spit roasted chicken, as you can see from the menu photos their prices will take some beating...everyday you will find special offers! Just a few minutes from the beach its a handy place to call into if your spending a day on the beach and you fancy a bite to eat! You will find them just in the little street immediatley behind the church at Carrer del Rector Coch. Click on the link to see their location on the map...The Snackman








Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shopping in Lloret

This Saturday 22nd April there will be another edition of 'Botiga al Carrer' this is when many of the stores in Lloret set out their goods on stalls and sell at reduced prices....so there maybe some good bargains to be found! As well as in the streets there will be stalls set up in the area around the church and town hall. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Carnival time in Lloret!

February is carnival time in Lloret and this past weekend we saw one of the best! To start with the weather was good for both parades Saturday & Sunday, at times there was a cool breeze but it didn't seem to bother those who were taking part!
Some of the costumes this year were outstanding and very colourful...well done to everyone for making it a great weekend of entertainment.