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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Lloret de Mar - Christmas

Lloret is looking really festive now, but I do believe that the company who have been putting up the lights this year have not completed the job on the contracted date...I wondered why the lights were very sparse in the streets to the back of town. 

Around the town hall area they look great though as these photos clearly show.

Hopefully we can get some more photos from around town when the job is complete! 





Monday, November 13, 2017

Lloret Fira de Medieval 2017

This years medieval festival was bigger and better than ever before!
All along Passeig Jacint Verdaguer in front of the Town hall and also around the church square were numerous events happening with demonstations of old style crafts taking place also stalls selling colourful hand made items, delicious foods and lots more!










Monday, September 25, 2017

Picasso Run 2017 Lloret

This years Picasso Run was a huge success, the runners did a great job of entertaining all the spectators. Runners set of from the carousel square and made their way down to the beach for the 2.5km run, after which a party was held by the beach for them...what a great afternoon of fun!






Friday, September 15, 2017

The Rob Roy has a new name!

One of Llorets most well known bars the Rob Roy has changed its name to the Ministry Tavern. Nothing else has changed, the staff Walter and Sally will still be there to make everyone welcome!
See more from the Ministry here - Rob Roy to the Ministry


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Picasso Run Lloret 2017

After been postponed owing to the bad weather conditions this colourful event will now be held in Lloret Sunday 24th September at 5.30. Fingers crossed it will be much better on the rescheduled day!


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