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Charlotte Hanson: Costa Communique

Soggy Sundays

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson heads down to her local spa

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!

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

Cake eaters required!

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

Introducing…. Charlotte!

Our Costa del Sol contributor introduces herself

TweetMarbella – A TweetUp for the Costa del Sol

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

Harry Potter takes his final bow

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

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

Costa Press Club open evening

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson joins the press pack in Marbella

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!

No new record for radio’s Hannah

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

The power of flamenco

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

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

The changing face of the Costa del Sol

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

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”.

Marbella’s month of music

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

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

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."

Film Review: The Social Network

Charlotte Hanson reviews The Social Network, showing at cinemas 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".

Adventures with dolphins

Charlotte discovers that the Gibraltar dolphins rock!

Glorious gluttony!

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

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

ITV test in Spain: Lights, handbrake, adelante!

Charlotte takes the dreaded ITV test for cars over four years old

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!
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