Here is the Habana Bar offering for New Year's Eve.
While Jacqui was at the dentist this morning I took a couple of photos in town.
Throughout 2017 we have seen slowish progress on two big pieces of building work. One is the building near the vets that is over the road from Mercadona (top photo - I still have no idea what sort of business is to be located there). The other is the new dentist surgery just up the road from the chemist (bottom 2 photos).
As you can see there is now a bit more progress as windows are being installed in both locations. However I think there will still be quite some time before these places are open.
This morning the dentist told Jacqui that he hopes to move in to his new premises sometime before the summer. I would not bet on it happening by then.
Christina G has been in touch with information about events in Almerimar for Christmas 2017.
You can see some details above. In addition here is some information about a cake competition.....
"The Christmas cake competition is open to everyone, cakes need to be delivered to the marquee between 4 and 6 on Saturday afternoon and will be judged at 6.30, when the prize for the best cake will be given. Afterwards, portions of the cakes will be for sale for 1 euro, hot chocolate and other beverages will be available for the same price. The funds obtained will later be donated to a local charity. The event takes place on Saturday the 16th."
Just a quick warning notice. I have been informed that some burglars are active in Almerimar at the moment. In particular, a number of trasteros (storage rooms) in Porto Fino were broken into recently.
As mentioned in an earlier article, I plan to advertise any Christmas and/or New Year's Eve menus I get sent. Here is the one for New Year at El Espigón.
11:30am 7/12/17 Just had an update from the A Place In The Sun Facebook page: one of the episodes in the last week of the winter season will feature Jonnie Irwin. It will be shown on 4 January 2018 and will be an episode from somewhere in the province of Almería. They say it is from "Marina Almería", wherever that is. I have asked if they know the towns that will be covered in the episode.
The people who manage the A Place In The Sun Facebook page have just told me that there are no more episodes involving Jonnie Irwin to show in the current series (Winter Sun - started in late November 2017).
They have said that the next season of episodes to be released after the current one should start in spring 2018. So I guess this will be a Summer Sun series that will perhaps include the episode that was filmed in Almerimar in early June 2017.
My understanding is that the El Ejido choir will be singing in the Almerimar church on the evening of Saturday 23 December 2017.
My guess is that some or all of the music will be Christmas music.
As yes, I do not have any further details. Once I have more information I will publish it here.