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Friday, May 29, 2015

Lloret de Mar events - May

'Giants' will be walking the streets of Lloret this weekend!
Its always a fantastic sight to see the giants walking and dancing in Lloret when they make an appearance at the various events throughout the year. This Saturday from 16.30 there will be several groups from around the Catalan places to see them are along the seafront, town hall and the carousel square.
View the full programe here.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A visit to Peralada

One of the most interesting days out in the Catalan region has got to be a visit to Peralada...not only to look around the old medieval village but a visit to the Castle/Church is a must! The library here is an amazing room which houses approximately 100,000 books where people can still go to study this massive collection.
The Glass collection of more than 2,500 pieces is the most important private collection in Spain and considered to be one of the most renowned in the world. In the same room is a ceramics collection of 1,000 plus pieces and also an ancient coin collection.
Visiting the Castle museum is by tour guide only taking 55mins, During the tour the guide will give an interesting explanation about the history of the buildings, its collections, and works of art. Gates are open promptly on the hour for the start of the tour and locked when the group has entered, they will not be opened again until its time for the next you must be there on time!

Read more about Peralada and its Castle Museum.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spanish air traffic strike threat

The Spanish air traffic controllers are threatening strike action during the month of June, proposed dates are 8th, 10th, 12th & 14th. This will  severely disrupt people's summer holiday travel plans unless things are sorted out before. To read the full details just click on this link....Spanish air traffic strike

Wine & Cheese Market

You have a chance to taste some of the best wines and cheese from around the region this coming Saturday along the paseo in from of the Town Hall. The day long event will begin at 10am.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A special day for Craig

Yesterday 19th May was the 3rd anniversary of the sad and unnecessary death of Craig Mallon. A bench and flowers were placed at the scene where Craig lost his life. Family, a few local people and officials were there to give support to Craig's family on this sad day. The search still continues for anyone who can help with this investigation...if you were in Lloret de Mar at that time then it is possible you have just the smallest piece of information that could bring this to a close for Craig's family...if so please visit the Craig Mallon Appeal Facebook page.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Shark washed up on Santa Cristina beach

A dead shark was washed up on the nearby beach at Santa Cristina yesterday afternoon. It's thought it was a Blue Shark about 1.5 metres long, they have been spotted along this coastline before....the last reported sighting was last year when a small group were spotted near Barcelona resorts. The Blue Shark species is said to be harmless to humans unless they feel threatened.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lloret de Mar local bus ride.

Looking back to the summer of 2012 here is a video I took from the local L2 bus as it travels along the seafront in Lloret de Mar.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Catalan Village - Santa Pau

Surrounded by gorgeous green country the historic village of Santa Pau is a must place to visit if you are travelling out on the roads away from the Costa Brava coast. The village is set in the Garrotxa volcanic area just 9km from Olot. For such a small village Santa Pau has a number of nearby places to eat or stay in the nearby area from top hotels to hostals and campsites...ideal for those who like to take to the countryside on foot or cycle.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Please come and give your support.....

Please can you all spare a few moments of your time to come along and support Craig's family on the 3rd anniversary of his death on Tuesday 19th May at 11am when a bench will be put in place at the place of Craig's death.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Temps de Flors - Girona

Every year in May the nearby city of Girona holds what must be the most colourful event in the province. This year the event takes place 9th-17th May so you have just a few more days to see the city draped in flowers! Maps are freely given out so you can follow the route to see where each display is situated. These photos are from our visit today...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lloret de Mar in May

 Now that the Formula 1 event is over we now have a much quieter Lloret de Mar...but I'm pleased to say the good weather is still with us....apart from the heavy mist that has come in from the sea on a couple of occasions lasting for about 2hrs or so and then the blue sky is back!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lloret Formula 1 weekend

This weekends F1 in Lloret brought thousands of visitors to town. For 3 days we saw various events taking place, late night shopping on Friday with the catwalks and live music. Classic cars and racing cars were on show and also if you could take a supervised drive around Lloret in a flashy Ferrari or Lamborghini!