Saturday, November 29

Christmas lightening in Fuengirola

Around the world the streets and squares are lightened up this weekend.
In Fuengirola the great Christmas tree at Plaza de Espana was lit at 7pm yesterday and a lot of people were gathered to see the illumination. Not a real tree as in other places, but quite large and spectacular
 Decorations in narrow streets and in broader "avenidas" had colourful lights in red, gold and white.
 This decoration are in Avenida de Mijas at the corner of Av. Codes de San Isidro also included green.
The Christmas market also opened this evening behind the church at Plaza Constitucion.
Although we had dinner at restaurant Aroma before we went back to the hotel and the lights in the reception, I felt tired in my leg after all this walking.

Monday, November 24

Sunday stroll Torremolinos Benalmadena

This Sunday stroll along the beaches at Costa del Sol resulted in 9,5 km. Good and important exercise for my legs and body.
We started up after taking the bus from Fuengirola in Torremolinos. Walked down the stairs to the beach  and headed south west. At Punta de Torremolinos looking east, Malaga city could not de seen in the mist.
Turning "La Punta" the Carihuela Beach lays ahead.  It takes about 30 - 40 minutes to stroll this distance. A flat "passeo" with lots of possible pitstops for  coffee break and cold beers.
During the walk the clouds almost disappeared and a warm sun ripped off some of our cloths before we reached Benalmadena and had lunch at our favourite Italian restaurant Pinocho

Saturday, November 22

Oranges and Christmas

Many years ago when I was a boy one of the most memorable happenings we had, was when the oranges arrived from abroad. Apples we got from the fjords of Norway (Valldal), but my family also had a box of oranges as part of the Christmas celebration.
A month ago I took this picture of an orange tree with the green fruits
 Today the orange trees look like this with matured fruits, or at least more mature than a month ago.
Another important event in front of the Christmas time is lightening the Christmas tree. When playing in the school brass band we every year played Christmas songs when the city tree became lightened. Yesterday the tree inside the shopping centre was lightened and this morning welcomed us with its glittering lights.
 Outside the shopping centre at the main entrance many small piceas are covered with light.
The light decorations in the streets of Malaga and Fuengirola will be lightened next weekend. I think we will cover that event too in the blog.
Soon: Merry Chrismas to you all.

Friday, November 21

Dia de Tapas en Malaga

A day in Malaga always starts with the flower bridge and the "termometro" in the background before crossing the street and approaching the old city. Today the temperature was +20 C when arriving at 11.30 am, and +22 in the afternoon when departing. The winter is still somewhere in the mountains.
On the wall in "Taberna del Pinxo" (our fifth pitstop) we found this old painting but in modern today and with Tullen and myself in focus, it looks like this

Wednesday, November 19

November flowers in Spain

Due to severe uploading problems through the local internet at our hotel at the moment I post this flower posts without more comments. The beauty of November at Costa del Sol cannot be hidden.

And now it is time to prepare for Christmas flowers all over :)

Friday, November 14

Age pensioner

After 17 years on disability conditions I can from today call myself a real age pensioner .
I am as good as I can be my wife tells other people and as you see on her photo, he looks great.
Life is Great has been my motto since the first severe heart attack 20 years ago, and the logo of my blog.
This morning (after breakfast) the Hotel Director and his staff here in Spain surprised me with a bottle of Cava and some fresh fruits. In addition lots of friends and family members has sent greetings on FaceBook, Email and video song on Path. Many thanks to you all.

 Life is great even in the heavy rain outside the apartment.

Monday, November 10

Walking along the beaches

Sunday afternoon stroll along the beaches in Fuengirola where the bathing season is on the wane and the restaurants are preparing for winter. Some of the long-stayers are having their afternoon tea (or sleep) but we are still walking around between pitstops here and there. Have a nice week all over the world.

Saturday, November 8

Routa de la tapa Erotica

 Today we have been walking around in Fuengirola for some Tapas and some glass of wines. Part of the restaurants we visited was included in the "Routa da la Tapa Erotica", but we are now so experienced that we know where to go for the best Tapas in the city.
 First we went to La Cepa (our favourite) to the major tapas de Fuengirola, and the "Camembert frito con marmalade y miel" and the "Langostinos con baicon y berenjenas" (photo above).
 After different tapas bars we ended up at "Sol y Mar" at Paseo Maritim where the tapa named "Playboy" was on the menu.

If you want to join in the activity at the plaza close to the postoffice, see the video above.

Wednesday, November 5

A trip to Puerto Banus

This morning the north-west wind was ice cold at our hotel. We therefore decided to follow my sister Gerd and her husband Arne to Puerto Banus. Arne wanted some new walking trainers and my wife was also interested in some Nike Lunarglide shoes. The prizes was however higher in Banus than in Oslo, so it will be Christmas gift instead.
Lunch at the port is mandatory and Italian food tasted great today. The restaurant was on the other side of the street by the luxury yachts at the harbour

Sunday, November 2

Sunday luncheon in Fuengirola

My friend and colleague from my HR-time in DNV: Torger and his wife Anne-Sofie, joined us for lunch this Sunday. They have a house in Torre del Mar, east from Malaga, and drove 70km in his beautiful Mercedes to Fuengirola for a nice time with Tapas and sightseeing with us.

A selfie is always nice, or what ?. We will meet again in the city of Malaga this autumn or next year.

If you too want to go to La Cepa for some Tapas, here is the menu :
Tapas Recommendations?
Camembert frito con mermelada del bosque
Huevos a la flamenca
Arenques marinados con cebollas crujientes
Solomillo a la pimienta
Pollo al curry

Saturday, November 1


On the way home from a nice dinner last night. The lights from the hotel and the shopping centre was mirroring in Fuengirola River.

The night of 31 October the eve of All Saints Day, is here as most of the world celebrated by children and adults dressing up in frightening masks and costumes. Halloween is thought to be associated with Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to be abroad.
We found our ghost at the Restaurant La Farola yesterday