Thursday, December 12, 2019

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

Doolally about dogs

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

Goodbye summer!

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

Skiing in Andalucia

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

Costa Press Club open evening

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson joins the press pack in Marbella

ITV test in Spain: Lights, handbrake, adelante!

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

Soggy Sundays

Olive Press blogger Charlotte Hanson heads down to her local spa

TweetMarbella – A TweetUp for the Costa del Sol

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

Sunny Sundays

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

No rush for resolutions

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

Harry Potter takes his final bow

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

The changing face of the Costa del Sol

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

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."

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

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

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

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!

For Kate, the wait is over

Charlotte Hanson's take on the forthcoming Royal nuptials

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

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

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

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”.

Film Review: The Social Network

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

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?
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