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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

An evening stroll around Lloret

A winter evening stroll around the streets of Lloret....although very quiet there is still a nice warm atmosphere about the town with the shop windows decorated for Xmas. Due to the very mild weather we are having  its nice to see people been able to still sit outside the bars and cafes for a drink and a bite to eat.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Day of the Kings Lloret

 After having wrote out their letters to the 3 Kings the children were waiting for the arrival of one of the kings, and here he is...dressed in his gold gown looking very regal indeed!

 He spent time talking to each one as they handed him the letters and gave the parents time to take pictures.
 This little girl in the photo below didn't seem too pleased about meeting him though!

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Xmas Toy Collection in the Church Square

The request for donations of toys and games etc for the needy families of Lloret it seems went well yesterday judging by the amount of boxes we saw. All the items collected will be given out by the Red Cross to children in the town in time for the 'Dia de Los Reyes' (6th Jan) the day when most Spanish children will receive their Christmas presents from the 3 Kings. 

In the church square the excited children were busy making  lanterns and writing out their wishes of what they would like to receive. One of the 3 Kings was due to arrive at 5.30pm when he would meet the children and take their letters...just like taking the kids to see Father Christmas in the UK.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Help for poorer families in Lloret

All residents of Lloret de Mar are asked to take a trip to the Church Square tomorrow morning Saturday 28th Dec and donate a toy/game or some kind of gift for the poorer children/families of Lloret. Either new or second hand is welcome providing items are in a good clean condition.  All goods collected will be distributed by the Red Cross. The collection will begin at 10am until 8pm.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Xmas Day In Rabbies Bar Lloret

Thanks to everyone at Rabbies Bar in Lloret for putting on one of the best Christmas days ever!

We all enjoyed a traditional 3 course Christmas lunch, along with lots of fun and games which started at 1pm and went on until after 12 midnight!    
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Eve in Rabbie's Bar

A fantastic Christmas Eve in Rabbie's with a few good friends and good food thanks to Hammy, Linda and  Colin.

Lloret's very own Santa Claus...John!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Santa Claus arrives in Lloret!

The Santa Claus parade around Lloret de Mar started from Fenals at 4.30pm today and was watched by many of the locals in Fenals as it made its way over to Lloret. Tomorrows parade will commence at the same time and begin near Lloret's beach at Roca d'en Maig. (opposite end of the beach to the castle) see the map below.

Christmas events in Lloret

Taking place today and tomorrow is the very popular Santa Claus parade which starts its journey around the cente of Lloret from the children's playground in Fenals at 4.30pm. As from tomorrow 24th  Dec until 11th January you can see a small exhibition of various religious scenes - Dioramas, these will be on show in the small church next to  Gerrys Bar in Lloret centre. Hours are 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 8pm.
Lloret de Mar Santa parade
One of the nativity models from last Christmas

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas from Lloret de Mar!

I'd just like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year! To all those who I've met up with in Lloret this year then I hope to see you all again shortly, till then take care and have a great time this holiday xx

Lloret Christmas Toy Market

After the much publicised toy market taking place over this weekend I'm sorry to say it wasnt one of Llorets greatest ideas. Posters were posted on walls and boards all over town to advertise it but nothing special was taking place at all just 3-4 stalls with a few toys for sale and someone blowing up balloons to give out to the kids. In my opinion it was just a ploy to try get people to use the market over the Christmas period...very disappointing!
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Toy Market in Lloret

Dont forget the Christmas toy market takes place in Lloret's indoor market Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd December selling toys, books, games, and clothing....its sure to be a special treat for all the kids!

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas scenes from Lloret

 Early evening wintery scenes from around Lloret de Mar.

Decorated palm trees lining Passeig Jacint Verdaguer

Pretty Sant Roma Church square