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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas in Lloret de Mar

All the Christmas lights are now on in Lloret and it really does feel that Christmas is not too far away...even the weather is very cold in the evening now. This is the Christmas tree in front of the town hall, not a very good photo as its only from my phone.
I don't know what it is but I just don't like this tree, last years was the same. I much prefer the more traditional one which they used to have, green with red decorations...much better ! (see the photo below, I'm sure you must agree)

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Last of the Medieval Festival Photos

These are the last photos of the medieval event, showing the kids enjoying a bit of horse racing and obstacle course. They had to weave their way through the various objects hanging down from ropes without touching them. Many of them just gave up in the end and barge their way through, anything to get to the end and beat their friends!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Birds of Prey in Lloret.

Here we have some photos of the birds of prey which were on show at the Medieval Festival in Lloret de Mar last weekend.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Medieval Times in Lloret.

Just a few more shots from the Medieval event in Lloret. The weather was very good, and rain managed to hold off until late last night.

Above is a stall holder selling medicinal herbs, which you usually mix with hot water, strain and then drink just like you would with tea. These herbs are said to help all kinds of ailments such as arthritis, migraine, and even gout. You may even be able to get a cure for the hangover you get if you drink too much of whatever is 'brewing' in the pot below!

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Medieval Time in Lloret

This week-end has been medieval time again in Lloret de Mar. The main shopping streets are filled with all kinds of stalls. The floor is scattered with straw to give the town a medieval look, and thousands of people are trying to fight their way around!
This event always takes place over 2 days at this time of year, and is very popular with the tourist's and locals. Many people arrive by the excursion coaches from other places along the coast.

Other attractions we saw were, stilt walkers, a marching band and a several birds of prey were on show. The stalls holders are making and selling their hand made crafts, such as jewelery, wall rugs, bags and all kinds of food stuffs and drinks can be bought.
(More photos tomorrow!)

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Girona Flights

Since the beginning of October Ryanair have been operating flights to Madrid from Girona airport. At present three flights a day are going to the capital.

The first one leaves Girona at 06.35 and arrives at 07.55 and the last return flight to Girona takes off at 22.05 arriving back in Girona at 23.25.
As I looked through their website for the prices they do vary quite a lot just now. The cheapest I found was free, with just charges for taxes etc. The dearest one I came across was €49 plus taxes. So if you fancy a 'day trip' to Madrid to do a bit of shopping it is now very easy and with careful planning can cost you very little!


Friday, November 14, 2008

Costa Brava Rally

The last few pictures from last weekends Rally, these cars were just exhibited near the Town Hall. Above is the very flashy 'Lotus', then next to it is the just as flashy 'Astin Martin'.

Above is the classic E Type Jag along with what looks like a classic racing car and various other cars.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Costa Brava 'mini' Rally !

During this weekends Rally, we were just in time to see the children taking part in their own 'mini rally'

Each one had their own little car which they drove up and down the sea front road, I'm sure the spectators enjoyed it at much as the kids!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Costa Brava Rally 2008

Yesterday evening we had a walk over to Lloret just to have a walk round the Rally cars parked up near the museum. They had all returned from their race round the Costa Brava roads, and
made a good photo all placed in line on the road.

It was a nice evening and plenty of people were out strolling around the stalls and cars.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Costa Brava Rally

This week end on Lloret de Mar sea front in front of the Town Hall you will be able to see all the cars taking part in the 56th Costa Brava Rally. Preparations are now taking place down there now for the race taking place this weekend. Hopefully I'll be showing photos of the cars on the blog during this event, providing the weather stays fine!

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