Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cake eaters required!

Help raise funds for a Costa del Sol charity on World Down Syndrome Day on March 21

Costa Women Marbella bound

Costa Women are launching a new group in Marbella! With 100+ members living between Marbella and Gibraltar, the group, run by Marina Nitzak, will hold monthly meet ups around the area

Estepona’s new have-a-go hero

Our blogger, Charlotte, discovers that despite the crisis, there are still well meaning and brave young Spaniards happy to help expats in need

Do you know the way through San Pedro?

Residents of San Pedro de Alcantára on the Costa del Sol await with baited breath the reopening of the road that runs through the town

Amateur Traumatics

Last week I was thrilled to support the El Paraiso Amateur Traumatic Society by watching their stage version of Robin Hood, Men (and Women) in Surgical Stockings, twice!

Coffee shop-aholic

Back in the days when I lived in New York, it was coffee and a book or newspaper. Things have moved on so now it’s coffee and my laptop or ipad!

Zoo de Castellar – not your average zoo!

Many of the animals taken in by Castellar Zoo have had a very bad start in life. Some have been seized from smugglers attempting to move them across borders in tiny boxes or cages, and others rescued from circus troops

A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

"You don’t always have to fight back and the sooner you learn, the calmer you’ll be."

No rush for resolutions

There’s still one more festivity to come and, let’s face it, in Spain it’s the Big One!

Charity on the Costa

Cudeca is forced to rely upon public donations for more than 90% of its income, due to the lack of availability of government funding

Doolally about dogs

Charlotte's 'other half' DJs at a dog's birthday party for charity in Puerto Banus!

Soggy Sundays

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson heads down to her local spa

No new record for radio’s Hannah

She celebrated Guinness World Record Day by attempting to break a record, live on air

Sunny Sundays

Charlotte enjoys a sunny stroll along the paseo from Puerto Banús to Marbella

Adventures with dolphins

Charlotte discovers that the Gibraltar dolphins rock!

Costa Press Club open evening

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson joins the press pack in Marbella

My Ode to Steve Jobs – The Creator of Genius

How many people heard the news of this great man's passing on a gadget/device that he created?

Up, up and away!

The airside bus pulled up to our plane and he gave me one of those looks that screamed out, "here's another thing you've forgotten to tell me about our holiday".

Glorious gluttony!

Charlotte goes large at a well-known themed restaurant in Puerto Banús

Harry Potter takes his final bow

Charlotte left the cinema feeling completely bereft; like something had gone missing from her life

Wild fire in Mijas

In a landscape such as ours, these fires are a sad reminder of how fragile our earth is and how we must protect, support and look after each other and the land upon which we live

Goodbye summer!

I’m gutted that the summer is coming to an end – already. I don’t know where it went!

Marbella’s month of music

Charlotte hits a winning streak as she enjoys the summer concert experience on the Costa del Sol

An Open Letter to the new Mayors of the Costa del Sol

The new Mayor will soon take office in Estepona and, if his pre-election promises are to be believed, bring about the “change we need”.

To vote, or not to vote…

It's the municipal elections in Spain today. Our blogger Charlotte Hanson is off to cast her vote at the polling station. Are you?

The power of flamenco

Flamenco hammered itself into Charlotte's heart and soul in one evening
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