Thursday, August 28

Day 22 - Sunrise over Costa del Sol

Sometimes it is best not to use too many words in a post. The image says it all.

This photo taken by my wife at 7.51 am this Thursday morning is that kind of image. On her daily walk along the beaches the mist suddenly disappeared and the beauty of Costa del Sol had to be documented on her iPhone. Well done.

Wednesday, August 20

Day 14 - Feria de Malaga

 A very hot day when we participated in the "Feria de Malaga" today. The history of the festival is copied from the official website:
The summer festivities in the city have their roots in the commemoration of Málaga's incorporation into the Castilian crown by the Catholic Monarchs who made their triumphal entrance into the city on 19 August 1487. In 1491, coinciding with the religious celebrations of the Cathedral Council, the Municipal Town Council decreed popular festivities were to be established. It was in 1887 with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Catholic Monarchs’ entrance into Málaga that these festivities regained their original splendour. Málaga’s August Fair has reached us as an expansive, cosmopolitan and international Grand Summer Fair that illustrates the capital's character as the leading tourist area in Europe, and the City of Málaga as the nerve centre of the Costa del Sol and its Metropolitan Area. 
Some of the main events include the inauguration of the fair accompanied by a firework show, the Romería (pilgrimage) where horseback riders, horse-drawn carriages and people on foot accompany the bearer of the fair standard to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Victoria, the fair in the city centre, where you can savour wine and tapas while listening to music all along the ancient streets of Málaga and the Fairground offering marquees, live music and fair attractions for the enjoyment of visitors. If you need a guide for the Málaga Fair, you can see our suggestions for a day there or consult the official programme.

In the main shopping street we were welcomed by these great flowers.
At our favourite bodega "El Pimpi! everything was covered in red, and in the shopping stands all over the city these paper flowers could be found.

Sunday, August 17

Day 11 - Sunday market and diving day

Sunday market in Fuengirola. Lots of "billig dritt" but always nice to have a break from pool.
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Maja (5) diving to 140 cm for her father´s watch.
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Mari (3) also caught the watch with a little download help.

Saturday, August 16

Day 10 - Maja on stage and a bit more

This Saturday morning Tullen felt for a great walk at the beach. Off she went when I still was in bed, and one and a half hour later she returned after 11,7 km along the Paseo Maritimo. A real workout before breakfast. The event had to be shared on FaceBook.
 In the afternoon Mari (3) joined the Shuffleboard (by hand) competition. Participating is prior to winning, and all the kids are applauding her effort.
 Maja also joined some competitions today. She was part of the winning team in the Petanque game.
In the evening show she was on stage receiving her diploma together with the other kids.
A beautiful five year old girl is a little bit tired at 9.30 pm, but who can sleep when an important event take place at the PoolBar in the night.

Monday, August 11

The early bird gets the worm

 We are about 600 to 700 guests at Myramar in the top season. There are sun beds to all of us. However, the English saying the early bird gets the worm is valid every morning when the security personnel opens the gates for the pool area. Lots of people have been queuing up for the 10 pm opening of the night closed gates and are running to the "best" beds.
After leaving their towels and perhaps other belongings they disappear, but hopefully returning some later time of the day. Occupation seems to be a human attribute on the dark side of our behaviour.

Sunday, August 10

Day 4 - Hedda´s on stage performance

 Hedda (4) playing with other children on stage at Myramar. The Hat game. Here from the final in the competition. The girl to the left from Holland became the winner.

The children eliminated from previous rounds were sitting at stage after telling their name and place of origin. Hedda from Lewes she told the entertainment leader and the rest of us with a clear voice.

Saturday, August 9

Day 3 - Family arrives

Form today we are 11 family members  in Andalusia. The first post on the agenda after a long journey  from Norway was to dive into the pool. The holiday has started for us all.
UPDATE:
Our lovely grand children having holiday in Spain together with us. Can you want more ?