Costa Brava Music Festival

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Mar 312016

Choir steps 8 (1024x795)The Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir of which Vernon is a member is attending the Costa Brava Music Festival in Lloret del Mar in May. News and photos will be posted here on our return.





A trip to the Land of the Templars with Chris and Georgie

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Mar 312016

Our son Chris and his wife Georgie visited us earlier this month and we decided to take them on a trip that would enable them to explore a different part of Spain and an area that provided good photo opportunities. We re-visited part of the ‘Land of the Templars’ route Celia and I followed last year in the Maestrazgo region, north of Castellon.

DSCF4357 (1024x684)We stayed one night in Morella, a medieval town situated almost 1000m above sea level, where the temperature as we explored the castle was only 4C and we had to shelter from a hailstorm!



Coves de San JosepThe following day we travelled via the medieval village of Mirambel and the town of Ares de Maestre, perched 1500m up on a mountain,  down to the coast where we spent two nights in Peniscola, finally returning via the Vall d’uixo, where we visited the wonderful flooded caverns of Coves de San Josep


IMG_20160324_213243 (768x1024)On our return home, we enjoyed several local walks in the mountains and celebrated Chris’ birthday at the local Indian restaurant.





A slideshow containing photos taken by all 4 of us can viewed here.


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Jan 032016

orba tapathon-001Celia’s dance group took part in November in the BBC TV’s Children in Need ‘Tapathon’, an event in which thousands of tap dancers throughout the UK try to beat the record for the most people dancing the same routine simultaneously the to the same piece of music.

After months of practice and with a packed audience in the Civic Centre, Orba, the event raised over €500 and just failed to beat the world record by a little over 200 dancers.


DSCF4125 (800x534)To watch a video of the dance click here.