Monday, June 21, 2021

Charlotte Hanson: Costa Communique

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

Marbella’s month of music

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

Doolally about dogs

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

The changing face of the Costa del Sol

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

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

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?

Glorious gluttony!

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

Adventures with dolphins

Charlotte discovers that the Gibraltar dolphins rock!

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!

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?

No new record for radio’s Hannah

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

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".

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”.

For Kate, the wait is over

Charlotte Hanson's take on the forthcoming Royal nuptials

TweetMarbella – A TweetUp for the Costa del Sol

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

ITV test in Spain: Lights, handbrake, adelante!

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

Sunny Sundays

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

Goodbye summer!

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

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!

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

Soggy Sundays

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson heads down to her local spa

Film Review: The Social Network

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

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!

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

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

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

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