A tipsy game of Twister has been abolished after a glass was kicked over, and a few of the 'bigger kids' are engaged in loud, drunken debates on politics, religion, racism and the economy.
On this day last year, all of my worldly possessions were floating under a metre and a half of water in my mother's basement when the floods hit the coast and I penned my first column for the Olive Press.
As scenes of debauchery descend on Marbella, Natalie Rose Kern implores to visitors of her adopted home
For the next four years we sailed the tempestuous seas of adolescence together and grew from awkward, quirky, young school girls into young women, although perhaps not quite the ‘lovely young ladies’ my mother had envisioned
I began the year with the best of intentions but by February enthusiasm on all fronts was waning