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Nerja. The name Nerja comes from the moorish word for the village Narixa which means abundance of water, but the abundance is not through rain!
Nerja has 300 days of sunshine which makes it a great all year round destination. Nerja is still nearer to the real Spain, and just a few minutes walk from the Town centre and you can still occasionally see Oxen pulling a plough, and just a few more minutes drive away is some of the most magnificent scenery to be seen anywhere. Although Nerja has succumbed to tourism it has managed to keep a lot of it’s character, particularly the old part of town with narrow (some still cobbled) streets and loads of great Tapas Bars. Nerja is less than two hours drive from the Sierra Nevada (Europe’s most Southerly Ski resort) so you can be on the beach for the morning, and skiing in the afternoon!
The Nerjanow Latest :
Well the Feria has been and gone and things have gone back to normal in Nerja.
After a couple of weeks in the UK and catching up with friends/drinking real beer/eating duck eggs (why can’t you get them in Spain?) fish n chips and great pies/ real pubs with fires etc which was great, I still don’t miss the cold wet weather and I definitely don’t miss traffic at a standstill on the M25/6/62/1/12
I know why I live here in Spain
The breaking news is that hopefully by next week the Nerja Forum will be back but in a slightly different format.
Sad news that Casa Maria’s in Torrox has had it’s music licence withdrawn by the Ayuntamiento de Torrox so more jam sessions or live music. A great big shame!
Congratulations to Paula & Wayne Tapping who are the new owners of Don Juan on Avda Mediterraneo near the hotel Monica. Official opening is on 13th October.
The burning question is: Will the bar restaurant change it’s name to Don Wayne?
The weather is still glorious, but cooling down rapidly once the sun sets, I think it is time to dig out shoes and socks and jeans and jumpers for night times. I also notice that the mirror is steaming up when I have a shower!
Yesterday there were huge banks of fluffy white clouds just hanging over the mountains.
Nerja is still busy this time of year and with bars and restaurants a bit quieter it makes tapas runs much more fun.
Walking and cycling and exploring are also much better now the mad heat has gone.
Scruffs Nerja Dog Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 8, with all proceeds going to help the work of the Costa Animal Society. The event, which is supported by the Foreign Residents’ Department at the town hall, will be held on the site of the town’s weekly market at Almijara II.
Full details of the 11 fun classes in which your dog can be entered will be available soon, and there will be rosettes and cups for the winning entries. Registration will open at 12 noon with judging beginning at 1.00pm.
There will be a dog agility demonstration by the Dog Academy during the afternoon, as well as stalls and attractions. If the weather is unkind and forces postponement, Scruffs Nerja will be rescheduled for the following Saturday, November 15.
For September Hemminway’s will be open every night from 6pm.
La Tahona Holandesa have started their delicious Sunday Roasts and also have an eat as much as you like Indonesian buffet every Saturday night. read more
Phew! it is still Scorchio here and very humid, the promised thunderstorm never materialised last weekend but we keep hoping!
This Sunday the fabulous Maika Lavera and the Grajos are at El Varadero on El Playazo beach from 3 -6pm. A hugely talented band and no doubt the place will be heaving. You can reserve a table to dine on 689 42 87 30
Yesterday was the last day of the 3 cultures festival in Frigiliana, The event is held every year at the end of August to celebrate Frigiliana’s diverse history of Moors, Jews and Christians.
We got the bus there in the evening for a wander round to sample the local wine and tapas. For the serous tapas fans there was a tapas route to enjoy and if you completed the route you got a free t-shirt, but the market area with food stalls near the main car park seemed to be the most popular area. There seemed to be food of just about every description and nationality.
There were street entertainers, jugglers, musicians and even belly dancers. The night was brought a close on the main stage by a seven piece band who wowed the crowd with a mix of Spanish and north African music. A fabulous end to 4 days of fiesta!
Tomorrow sees the start of the 3 cultures festival in Frigiliana.
Celebrating Frigiliana’s Christian. Jewish and Moorish past with live music, street entertainment, taps bars (get a free T-shirt) street markets and food market and an all round jolly time. Things don’t really get going until sunset and don’t bother driving, get the bus from Nerja 1 euro each way and buses run till 2am (ish)
The festival runs until the 31st,
Phew…another meltingly hot day but with a little bit of respite read more
Retro Bar on C/Chaparil is looking for members for their pool team for the start of the new season in October. They hope to run a ladies and a mens team.
Tomorrow night is Fiesta Blanca in Nerja and this year has returned to Salon beach (you get down there following the alley near the church on the Balcon to Cochran’s terrace) the idea is to dress all in white and in previous years children who turned up got a free non alcoholic cocktail.
The party starts at 10ish and goes on into the early hours with entertainment provided by various guest DJs, Tomé, Koty Jimenez Xarly Brown, Mr. Meerlo, Daniel Moreno and Guille. Also guest saxophonist Daniel Vikario. This year there will also be go-go dancers and stilt walkers, mocktails (non alcohol) gifts and a chance to win a holiday.
Your weekly updated photographs of the new sewage treatment plant
Better late than never the events for August on the Plaza de la Fabrica de los Cangrejos (bottom C/Perez)
13th Music of the 60’s Los hados Negros 10pm
14th Photo Club & Cave of Nerja 10pm
14th Fiesta Blanca on Salon beach
15th Choir Otro Aire 10pm
16th Lucky Loop 10pm
17th Childrens Party 9pm
18th Natalia, Anabel & Pepe 10pm
19th Unsuspected 10pm
20th Group: New Compass 10pm
21st Dance Group of the Flamenco club Alborea 10pm
22nd Choir El Lerele 10pm
23rd Livio Hega 10pm
24thChildren’s Partyy 10pm
25th Guitar & Flute duo Ramirez 10pm
26th Joaquin & Carlos 10pm
27th Spencer 10pm
28th Campus Diamonds 10pm
29th Rondalla Sierrra Almijara 10pm
30th Verbena con Paco 10pm
31st Teen beach movie 10pm
Thanks to local photographer Chris Grayling for this article on one of the recent events on the Balcon de Europa read more
This Saturday it is the REPS Club Summer BBQ: pork chops, chicken breast veggie kebabs, sticky ribs and homemade burgers with all you can eat jacket potatoes, bacon & beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, and live music from Lee Townsend 7.50pp at El Pino Torrox Park
In May this year I changed ADSL provider from Movistar to Vodafone because of a package on offer that included a smart phone for just slightly more than I was paying Movistar just for ADSL. Even though stories abound about possible problems the changeover was smooth until June when Movistar took 31.46 from my bank account. Here we go I thought, but no a phone call to Movistar and I was asked to return the router to any Movistar shop, get a reference number and call them back which I did and hey presto my account will be credited with the amount withdrawn:)
This month is always good for opportunities to see the International Space Station cross the sky above us in the Malaga area of southern Spain for up to 6 minutes duration, with viewings in the early morning and at night with the best times from Sunday through to Tuesday. Viewing times etc here
The DJ boys from Wonky Donkey Sessions at Papagayos bar on Calahonda beach are playing again this Saturday if you missed last Friday, don´t miss out this Saturday from 22h to 04h
The concert performed on the Balcon de Europa last night by the town’s junior band was most excellent, a great selection of music. These young talented musicians deserve the massive applause they got at the end of the evening. Well done!
I also got to see the new lighting of the cliffs at Calahonda beach for the first time