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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- January 21, 2011
January 21, 2011

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday January 21, 2011

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* English movie listings

These are the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Coast in English from Friday January 21st until Thursday January 27th.

Cinema Gran Marbella:
Little Fockers

Fuengirola Miramar:
The Green Hornet

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Tourist
Little Fockers
The Green Hornet - 3D

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* The Great Nutrition company

NUTRITION - THE KEY TO HEALTH! The Great Nutrition Company based in Marbella offers a range of healthy lifestyle products for some of the most common and debilitating diseases and can be delivered to your own home no matter where you live. Many of their clients have experienced a radical change in lifestyle thanks to their products. Click here to read more...

* Strawberry season is here!

On my trip to the San Pedro street market yesterday I was so pleased to see strawberries everywhere. If you like this juicy red fruit, then make sure you hit the market and buy a kilo or two. Prices are at about 3 euros per half kilo, but the rate will come down as the weeks go by.

In this trip I decided to buy two different types of strawberries. Some from Huelva that were big and bright red (freson) and some from Ronda that were bright red too, but a bit smaller (fresa). They both turned out to be delicious, but in a taste survey in our home the little red ones (fresa) won out as more sweet. Click here to read more...

* How´s the weather in Marbella?

The weather in Marbella has been great for the last several weeks. We´ve been averaging highs of 18 and everyone has been engaging in outdoor activities and eating on the beach as if it were springtime already.

Unfortunately, we are due for rain all next week! :( So if you´re planning on a holiday in Marbella next week, remember to bring some light rain gear. The good news is that temperatures shouldn´t drop too low, regardless of all the rain. We´ll be having averages of 15 degrees. If you´re interested in the weather in Marbella during other times of the year, check out our Marbella weather guide. Click here to read more...

* Exotic pet care

One of our readers is looking for an experienced caretaker/hotel for her two pet land tortoises. She asks:

"I am looking for a reputable place to leave 2 land tortoises for a 8-10 day stay whilst I am abroad. If anyone knows of a suitable place in the costa del sol area with experience of looking after exotic pets I would love to hear about them...thanks!" Please help out if you have any recommendations. Click here to read more...

* Buying fish in Spain

This past weekend I went shopping for fish. Lately, I´ve been on another one of my health kicks and have decided to try and eat more bio- and eco-friendly products. Thus, when I went to the seafood section at Alcampo supermarket I was a bit confused when I started to read the labels to figure out where the fish was actually coming from. Click here to read more...

* Family-friendly restaurants in Marbella

Figuring out where to eat out in Marbella as a tourist is always daunting. That is why we´ve compiled a list of some of our favorite places to eat in town. They are all casual family friendly places where there is something on the menu for everyone in the family.

If you have a favorite restaurant that you would like to recommend, please tell us about it. Click here to read more...

* Top supermarkets in Marbella

If you´ve just arrived in town one of the first things you do is go shopping for food (unless you are staying in a hotel). If you´re a bit lost on where to go, then check out our list of top supermarkets in Marbella. Feel free to add to or comment on the ones we have already listed. Click here to read more...

* Cross country run in San Pedro

Join the XVII cross country run in San Pedro de Alcántara this Sunday January 23rd starting at 10:30am at Parque Las Medrana (near Cable Ski). Click here to read more...

* La Quinta Ecological Market Day

On Saturday January 22nd La Quinta Golf and Country Club is organizing an Ecological Market Day from 10:00am until 3:00pm. This one off event is taking place on the terrace of the Gourmet La Quinta cafe and store. Click here to read more...

* Making friends in Marbella

One of our readers was unsure if moving to Marbella was the right decision. It´s been hard to make friends and many doubts have arisen. Fortunately, we have a very supportive group on Marbella Family Fun who have offered loads of tips and recommendations on why living in Marbella is so wonderful. Thank you so much to all of you for the amazing support! Click here to read more...

* The Don Pepe hotel or Guadalpin Banus Hotel?

Decisions, of our readers has been debating on which hotel to book. The Melia Don Pepe or the Guadalpin Banus. We´ve given our recommendations and invite you to give an opinion as well. Or, if you are also debating which hotel to stay in while in Marbella, you may want to read this. Click here to read more...

* The Marbella Ladies Golfing Association

Marbella Ladies Golfing Association is a friendly association which welcomes Ladies of all abilities living or holidaying in Marbella to come and enjoy a game of golf. The club is non-profit making and can negotiate discounts for their members with the areas’ best courses to make golf both more affordable and more sociable. It’s an excellent way to enjoy life to the full on the wonderful courses of the Costa del Sol while keeping fit, making friends and meeting business contacts. Click here to read more...

* San Pedro hotels

One of our readers asks: "I',m going to a wedding in June - the wedding is in a villa setting which is along the San Pedro Boardwalk. Are there any hotels in that precise area. Also how far does the Boardwalk stretch?"

We´ve had many intersting responses and you will find them all valuable if you are looking to stay in the San Pedro area. Click here to read more...

* Bicycle rental in Marbella

Looking to ride bikes while in Marbella, but can´t bring your own? Then check out this company offering bicycle rentals in the Marbella area. They´ll deliver the bikes to your home or hotel. Click here to read more...

* Printmaking class in Marbella

The Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Spanish Printmaking) is holding a special event titled "Saturdays at the Museum" that includes a session on engraving/printing techniques called "la plancha perdida" (linocuts). the process of lincoutting allows the artist to create prints using a variety of colors with only one plate. This is a quick technique that was often used by Picasso.

This event is open to adults and children 7 years and older. Click here to read more...

* Looking for summer studio rental

One of our readers asks: "Does anyone know how can I find a studio for the local summer rental in Marbella? Any local web site? Do I need a car to get around?"

We got lots of useful comments, so take a look if you have the same needs. Or add to the list if you´ve got recommendations. Click here to read more...

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Thank you... and see you next Friday.
Marbella Family

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