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

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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lloret de Mar Royal Wedding Party!

 What a Day!

El Pubs wedding celebration party was a massive success yesterday, Lots of locals, holidaymakers, and even a Spanish TV film crew turned up! Every seat indoors and out on terrace were taken, the pool table was full of food and its all down to Flick & Su....Thanks from everyone!
Lots more photos on their webpage...EL PUB

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lloret de Mar Royal Wedding Party!

If you are in Lloret on Friday 29th come and join in the fun at El Pub in Fenals, where you can watch the Royal Wedding on TV as it happens!
The terrace and bar will be decorated with bunting brought over from the UK especially for the occasion!
Dress code - RED, WHITE & BLUE!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

St George's Day in Lloret

What a colourful day it was in Loret de Mar yesterday!
From the front of the Town  Hall to the end of the promenade there were stalls selling books and flower displays of every shape and form!

The weather was glorious, so that brought everyone out for this very important Catalan Saints Day.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I have been contacted by an Executive Producer of the BBC who will overseeing a film being made for the BBC news, and they are wanting to interview any ex pats who have settled on the Costa Brava. If you would like to be interviewed about your life on the Costa Brava particularly issues connectcted with economic problems you are facing in Spain at the moment, then please email me ASAP and I will put your name forward, they will be filming in Lloret de Mar next Thursday 28th April.....


Thursday, April 21, 2011

St George's Day in LLoret

 This Saturday 23rd April is the day of St George, when on the promenade in front of the town hall a book and florists fair will be held. There are said to be 65 stalls taking part selling books of a wide variety of topics along with flower stalls. Its a custom that on this day men should buy their wives or lady friends a rose (or of course a very large bouquet would be acceptable!) and in return the women should give a book. I should think the wives will be buying DIY books for their husbands!
The book and flower fair will begin at 10am, and its hoped that this good weather we are having just now will hold out .... but rain is forecast for this weekend.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lloret to Barcelona by Bus

I've recently been asked about how to travel from Lloret de Mar to Barcelona city centre by bus,  so here you can find a the latest timetable for anyone wanting to make their own way to see the sights of Barcelona. These times are for travel Mon - Fri. 
Lloret - Barcelona

    • 6.35
    • 7.35
    • 8.00
    • 9.05
    • 10.05
    • 10.30
    • 13.45
Barcelona - Lloret
  • 8.00
  • 9.15
  • 10.00
  • 12.00
  • 13.30
  • 15.00
  • 17.00
  • 18.00
  • 18.45
  • 19.30
  • 20.30

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lloret de Mar Luxury Hotel!

The go ahead has been given to convert the Sant Pere del Bosc monastery into a small luxury hotel. 1.5 € million will be invested to transform the building, which will house 19 high class suites as well as a spa and salt water pool, The monastery stands in a very privileged location surrounded by 220 hectares of forest.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lloret de Mar Parade

 A Fantastic day out for all the family in Lloret yesterday!

Heres a short film show and a few still shots taken at the parade for Sant Antoni Abad in Lloret yesterday. They all gathered up near the Olympic Hotel then made slowly made their way down to the chuch via Calle Sant Pedro. From the church they headed down to the sea front where they rode 3 times around the paseo. The horses ranged from very young donkeys to large stallions and shire horses, hundreds of people lined the streets as the parade went by.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lloret Sunday Market & Classic cars

 Its been a good day in Lloret today with plenty of activity in town and the weather was great with hardly a cloud in the sky!
The first stop for us today was to head down to the market and classic cars exhibition for some photos for the blog. There were only three cars there today so that was a disappointment, maybe they had all taken off somewhere else for the day with the weather being so good!

Most of the market stalls were selling second hand stuff, much of which any normal person would have thrown out years ago as you can see in the photos below!
Although some stalls were selling some nice things such as hand made jewellery, ornaments for the home and clothing.

After the market the horses and their riders were due in town for the Sant Antoni Abad festival so the next stop was to go to the church where they were all going to gather at of which you can see here tomorrow.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Lloret de Mar Weather Today

Its been another glorious day in Lloret today, it must have been the warmest day of the year so far. Temperatures were forecast to hit 26º today and 24º tomorrow. There does seems to be quite a lot of enthusiasm with the local bar owners, with most expecting a good year business wise. As you walk around just now there are quite a lot of holidaymakers here with more expected to arrive during the coming week. These photos taken today show the boat cabins up and running so people can take a nice trip on the boats to either Tossa de Mar or Blanes.

Fenals beach today.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Lloret de Mar Events

It looks like its going to be a busy time in Lloret this weekend with the up and coming planned events, and with the good weather forecast it should bring lots of peole into town. Temperatures should be reaching mid to high 20s!
Saturday 9th in front of the Town Hall the local arts and crafts market will be held between the hours of 10am - 9pm.

As this Sunday is the second one of the month then we have the usual market and classic cars exhibition in Placa Pere Torrent (the carousel square) from 10am - 2pm.

Again on Sunday taking place aroud some of the local streets is the Tres Tombs Festival (3 Rounds Festival) so named because this festival is to celebrate Sant Antoni Abad the patron saint of working animals such as horses and other pets. It was said he could cure people and their animals, and to show their gratitude the horse riders would ride 3 times around the town. This event aims to also show how people used to live and work and the tools they used in times gone by. Horse riders and walkers with their pets will start their journey to the church at 10.45, where on arriving will all be blessed. The Tres Tombs parade will then begin at 12 noon.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Lloret de Mar - Costa Brava Rally

It was the last day of the Costa Brava Rally yesterday with the last leg held in Fenals, cars were speeding and screeching around all the narrow streets. 

 There was a great atmosphere as people watching cheered along many of the drivers who must have been relatives or friends of the spectators!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

A New Bar in Lloret de Mar - EL PUB


Yesterday many of the locals in Lloret de Mar were at  the opening of Lloret's newest bar
They opened the doors for the first time at 6pm, and not long after there was hardly a spare seat to be found. Their normal opening hours as from today will be 1pm until late. Flick and Su will be serving a great menu of pizzas, jacket spuds, sandwiches, lasagna and also will have various daily specials on their appetising menu! While on holiday in Lloret any visitors are quite welcome to bring their laptop as free WiFi is available to all customers or watch TV programmes you may be missing from home. So come and make yourself at home either inside or outside on the large sunny terrace and have a few drinks, tea and coffee is also served! 
They have a great pool table and Wii is also available.

See more photos on the EL PUB webpage HERE