Saturday, August 24, 2019

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

Marbella’s month of music

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

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".

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?

Soggy Sundays

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson heads down to her local spa

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

Skiing in Andalucia

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

Harry Potter takes his final bow

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

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

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

No rush for resolutions

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

Costa Press Club open evening

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson joins the press pack in Marbella

Goodbye summer!

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

Introducing…. Charlotte!

Our Costa del Sol contributor introduces herself

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?

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

Glorious gluttony!

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

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

Doolally about dogs

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

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

Film Review: The Social Network

Charlotte Hanson reviews The Social Network, showing at cinemas on the Costa del Sol

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!

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

Black is back

Charlotte Hanson explains her view on the black economy and why labour reforms have to be made if the Costa del Sol is to drag itself back onto its feet

No new record for radio’s Hannah

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