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

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Llorets Medieval event 2013

Once again next weekend 9th & 10th November Lloret de Mar will step back to the Medieval times when there will be all kinds of entertainment/events taking place. Market stalls selling a host of hand made articles and food will be set up in the streets and squares around the church. Everyone who is taking part in the event will be dressed in medieval style clothing they will be putting on exhibitions of ancient crafts - glass blowing, metal work, shoe making, along with bird of prey shows, children's games and donkey rides. Roasted chestnuts, cakes, breads, massive barbecues with tasty steaks, ribs, burgers and sausages will be on sale with plenty of wines and ancient potions to wash it all down!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lloret de Mar today

What a difference a day makes!

Todays photos from the beach in Lloret de Mar show just how quickly the scene can change. After yesterdays temperatures in the mid 20s today it barely reached 19ºc with no sign of the sun all day, so to those of us that live here it was a sudden shock to the system! The only visitors to the deserted beach today were the boat passengers waiting for the boat to take them back to Tossa de Mar and the usual flocks of seagulls!
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A day in Lloret de Mar

With another fine day in Lloret yesterday morning we had a walk down to Fenals beach where the sea was quite rough and the yellow flags were flying warning that the sea could be dangerous and people should take extra care. Temperatures again were in the mid 20s and clear blue skies, so itsgreat weather for the holiday makers this week.

After working up an appetite with our morning walk our afternoon was spent with friends at the Can Sabata Masia Restaurant where they have daily menus of either €9.50 or €15, we all chose the €9.50 option which also includes wine and bread. There is a very spacious covered outdoor dining area at the restaurant but we always prefer to eat indoors. The total cost of our meal was just less than €73 - for six people, that is great value for money as we all had a coffee after our meal which we all thoroughly enjoyed!

Can Sabata's menu 
Outdoor dining area
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Stewart's 60th in the Funky Monkey Lloret

 Happy 60th birthday to Stewart of the Funky Monkey bar in Lloret de Mar. Stewarts mum, sister and friends gathered at the bar last night where every one had a fantastic time celebrating his birthday till the early hours!

Birthday Boy!
60 years of great memories!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fenals Beach Today

No apologies for showing todays photos taken on the beach at Fenals today showing how this brilliant October weather is still holding out. A few holiday makers are making the most of it and spending time on the beach and also taking to the sea which is still remarkably warm for the time of year!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lloret de Mar Castle

 If you take a walk along the footpath round the castle of Lloret then it not only gives fantastic views of the rocky coves and coastline but you can also see these interesting sights in the walls along the way!
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lloret de Mar in October

 Who would think that we could still be getting days like this in October, all these photos were taken around mid-day today. Fantastic blue skies with a temperature of 25º C and there's still no sign of this beautiful weather ending!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

El Relicario Lloret de Mar

While so many bars, restaurants and other businesses are finding it hard to keep their doors open in these hard times, there is some good news about one of the old favourites in Lloret! El Relicario - the famous chicken restaurant has this summer opened for business again after been closed for many months. We payed a visit last night and were warmly welcomed by some of the original staff. After we arrived the restaurant slowly began to get busy with lots of familiar faces who just like us were eager to find out if the chicken was as good as it always need to worry though I can confirm it was excellent with the usual excellent service!

Friday, October 18, 2013

A proposal in Rabbies Bar!

Last night in Rabbies Bar we were very privileged to witness a marriage proposal, Ian suprised us all when he got down on one knee and proposed to his partner Linda. He had a beautiful diamond engagement ring ready to place on her finger, champagne on ice...she said YES!!

 The proposal !

 Congratulations to Ian & Linda from Hammy and everyone else at Rabbies, we all hope you will have a long and happy future together!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunny October in Lloret

Here are some stunning views of Fenals beach taken just last week. For the start of October we had bright sunny days with good temperatures but now it seems that winter is now closing in as this weekend has been much cooler with quite a bit of rain. The resort is now very quiet with some hotels, bars and restaurants already closed for the season...others are planning on closing by the end of the month. 

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Costa Brava Rally 61

Friday 11th and 12th October we will once again see the oldest Rally in Spain starting off from Lloret de Mar. The cars will be down by the town hall promenade on Friday in preparation for the official start time of 7pm that evening. 90 cars have so far registered to be taking part this years event.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Lloret de Mar, Cala Banys views

 One of the most picturesque views in Lloret!

Looking out to sea from the terrace of the bar at Cala Banys

 Back in May I published photos of the 'lovers locks' which are been fastened to the chain surrounding the Dona Marinera statue, since then many more have been placed there with names and dates of the people who left them.

 A lovely clear view of the coast showing Blanes in the distance.