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Archive for December, 2013

Best wishes for 2014, and a look at 2013’s blog highlights

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Wishing all our dear readers a very happy Noche Buena - New Year's Eve - from the team here at May your 12 grapes, eaten on the strokes of midnight, slip down easily, along with plenty of cava! From everyone here in our Estepona offices, we want to wish ...

Merry Christmas from Andalucia!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12822" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Christmas lights in Seville.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12823" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Orange and lights - Christmas in Seville[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12838" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Singing zambombas, Christmas songs, in the street.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12826" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Holy family in belen (nativity scene), found across Spain in homes, schools and offices.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12827" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Part of ...

The Lakonia – 50 Years on: The Survivors

Friday, December 20th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12808" align="aligncenter" width="578"] (From left) John Hynes, Carol Woolnoth and Philip McGovern at the Lakonia Commemoration cememony on 6 December in Gibraltar.[/caption] If you read this blog regularly, you'll know that we at have been closely involved in marking the 50th anniversary of the Lakonia tragedy, when over 100 ...

Lakonia 50th anniversary: 6 December ceremony in Gibraltar

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12781" align="aligncenter" width="408" caption="The Lakonia commemoration ceremony will honour those who died when the cruise ship caught fire in December 1963."] [/caption] Fifty years ago, a tragedy occurred which profoundly affected the inhabitants of Gibraltar, but which has been all but forgotten - until now. December 1963: a Greek cruise ship, ...