Sunday, July 3, 2022

Charlotte Hanson: Costa Communique

Adventures with dolphins

Charlotte discovers that the Gibraltar dolphins rock!

No rush for resolutions

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

Christmas in Spain – It’s just not the same!

Charlotte enjoyed the Christmas spirit back in the UK - and now looks forward to the visit of the Three Kings in Spain

Blessings for Man’s Best Friend

Join the celebration of the Fiesta of San Antón, the Patron Saint of Domestic Animals, by taking part in ADANA annual Día de las Mascotas (Pet’s Day) in Estepona on January 15

Costa Press Club open evening

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson joins the press pack in Marbella

Curtain up on the Costa del Sol

Salon Varietés Theatre in Fuengirola stages a range of plays, musicals, dramas and farces to entertain the English speaking expat community on the Costa del Sol

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 changing face of the Costa del Sol

Charlotte Hanson delves beneath the surface of life on the sunny coast

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

The power of flamenco

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

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”.

A ciggie on the lips or a sweetie on the hips?

Having kicked the smoking habit our blogger is now addicted to mints and wine gums!

Skiing in Andalucia

The Sierra Nevada offers expats on the Costa del Sol a great alternative to expensive skiing holidays in colder climes!

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!

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

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!

For Kate, the wait is over

Charlotte Hanson's take on the forthcoming Royal nuptials

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

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!

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?

TweetMarbella – A TweetUp for the Costa del Sol

Charlotte Hanson (@wannabe_goddess) uncovers the not so mysterious world of TweetMarbella

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!

Cake eaters required!

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

Soggy Sundays

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson heads down to her local spa

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