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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- February 8, 2013
February 08, 2013

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday February 8, 2013

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol in English from Friday February 8th until Thursday February 14th

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
Django Unchained
Silver Lingings Playbook

A word of caution: This line-up almost sounds too good to be true for Cines Gran Marbella. Call the cinema before you head out if you don't have a plan B. It is not unusual for the Puerto Banus cinema to post wrong information on their website.

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Django Unchained
Silver Lingings Playbook
Gangster Squad

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Last Stand
Django Unchained
Life of Pi 3D
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Impossible
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Club de Conversación

Practice your Spanish with Club de Conversación in a friendly relaxed atmosphere at a number of casual cafes from El Rosario to San Pedro. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes run all throughout the week. We have heard some pretty amazing stuff about this Spanish school. Just read our reviews. Click here to read more...

TIP: Conversational English classes have also just started, so pass on the good news to your friends!

* La Parisienne Cafe & Bakery

If you haven't yet been to La Parisienne Cafe, this is a must try! They have now lowered the prices on the menu, but have still retained the high quality and standard. Continental breakfast of toast, 2 eggs, butter & jam, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee is only 7.50 euro! Click here to read more…

TIP: This is also a great place for a casual meet up with friends to just grab a coffee. Free wifi!

* Swans International School

Lately we’ve been hearing a lot of good news coming from Swans International school which has been around for over 40 years. We have great reviews from happy parents that you should check out if you are looking for a school in Marbella.

Swans offers both primary and secondary schools following the British National Curriculum for 3 to 18 year olds. Click here to read more...

TIP: Swans is advanced in their communication with parents and have set up an active Facebook page.

* Osaka restaurant

Have you been to Osaka Restaurant yet? This has got to be one of the most amazing sushi and Japanese food experiences on the Costa del Sol with the best value/quality ratio. Osaka has a really fun tepanyaki table where chefs prepare your meal before your eyes. Everyone loves it when the chef throws a bit of egg in the air for you to catch in your mouth. Watch the video to see what I mean. Highly recommended! Click here to read more...

TIP: Check out our restaurant page for some more family friendly favorites!

* Atletico Las Chapas

Atletico Las Chapas football club is not only a great place for kids to train, but they've now organized adult sessions too! Saturdays from 12:00 - 1:00 for men and Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00pm for ladies. Why should kids have all the fun? Click here to read more...

TIP: Share this post with anyone you think would be interested and follow Atletico Las Chapas on Facebook.

* Helping Children in Need

The holidays are over and behind us, so the spirit of giving may have waned, however, there are still those who are less fortunate who need a helping hand. Please take a look at these two great initiatives - one local helping out the needy through Ser Humano and one global helping malnourished children across the globe through Nourish the Children. Click here to read more...

TIP: If you cannot help at this time, please share this link with others. It is a small gesture that can make a big difference.

* Changing telephone/ADSL supplier

One of our readers asks, ”We're a bit fed up with the high monthly charges we have to pay Movistar for ADSL - particularly as I don't think we get a very high number of megs (is that the term??) and it can be slow.

A couple of years ago we tried to change from the then Telefonica to and it was a nightmare. ...

We’ve got a full explanation for this from Justin at Marbella Mac Solutions that you MUST read before you consider changing lines. Click here to read more…

* Visit Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus is one of the top 5 places to visit in Marbella and is home to luxury yachts, designer boutiques and chic cafes. This luxury marina is a nice place to stroll, grab an ice cream, people watch and soak in the sun and atmosphere. It’s a bit dead at night these days, but during the holidays it’s heaving! Click here to read more…

* Mosquito screens

One of our readers is looking for a recommendation and asks, ”Hi where to buy good quality mosquito screens that are made to measure. We have sliding windows and doors. We have a baby on the way so we would like to have them done before the summer. If you have a phone number or web address I would be grateful.”

We are still looking for a reliable recommendation, so if you know of anyone, please let us know by adding a comment in the link below or reply to this message. Click here to read more…

* Roman Ruins

The Roman ruins of Marbella and San Pedro are hidden gems that not a lot of people know about or get a chance to visit during their holiday. There are three extraordinary archaeological sites located in San Pedro Alcantara and Marbella; The Roman Villa of Rio Verde, The Early Christian Church, Vega del Mar, in Linda Vista Playa and the Roman Bath in Guadalmina. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Mac Solutions

Whether on holiday or you live here full time, you want to have Marbella Mac Solutions in your phone book if you need help with anything computer or Apple related. If you read this newsletter early enough you can still make today’s workshop (pending availability) on Backup and System Maintenance starting at 10:00am. If you miss it, you can try and hit the class on AddressBook, Calendar, Mail on Wednesday February 13th. Click here to read more…

TIP: We have all taken classes with Marbella Mac Solutions (even the kids!) and always learn so much. Private classes available too.

* Big and tall shops

Here is a question that some of you may find useful, ”I am looking for Big and Tall (MUCH LARGER) for mens clothing shops. Can anyone guide me in the right direction ??”

We’ve got a few recommendations for you if you are also looking for this kind of a shop. Or, if you have one to recommend, please let us know! Click here to read more…

* Looking for housekeeping help

There has been a request for a Professional couple for live in housekeeping role.

Anyone out there looking for a job like this? ”I'm looking for a professional couple to work at my home near Estepona. Duties to include cleaning cooking ironing shopping, gardening general care of house. Accommodation included in the grounds. Driving license needed. Please email me your cv if interest.” Click here to read more…

TIP: Share this information with anyone you think may be interested.

* Guadalhorce ecological market

Guadalhorce Ecological market will be held in Las Chapas this Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm on avenida de España. Michelin star chef Diego del Río from El Lago restaurant will be holding a cooking show on the premises at 11:00am. Click here to read more…

TIP: A visit to the market to buy fresh fruit and veg is a nice introduction to the local produce and a fun experience during your holiday.

* Looking for young helpers

Costa Bear Marbella is looking for some young helpers to assist during parties on Saturdays at their shop in San Pedro. Anyone 15+ that speaks Russian, German, Danish, Spanish or English are welcome. Costa Bear is also looking for help from Wednesdays to Saturdays for anyone 18+. Click here to read more…

TIP: This is a paid position and a nice chance to get the kids a bit of work experience

* Infant and toddler first aid course

We got a really nice response to this question, ”Hi I wondered if you or any of your readers knew of an infant and toddler first aid course here on the coast, that is conducted in English. Any advice or suggestions would be great thank you”

If you would like to recommend a place, feel free to add to our growing list. The more, the better! Click here to read more…

* Spinning marathon

Calling all spinners! QI Sport is organizing a spinning marathon on Friday February 22. There is an 80’s theme, so if you want, you can dress up for the occasion. Registration (15€) now open. Click here to read more…

TIP: The marathon is open to non-members too!

* Multisports club half term camps

The Multisports Club is holding half term camps for the next three weeks, so no matter when your kids are on holiday there is always something for them to do every morning. We got great reviews for this club and they have very flexible payment schedules. Just pay and play for only 5 euro per hour! Click here to read more…

TIP: Conveniently located in Nueva Andalucia.

* Advertise with us

Does your business need a boost? Looking for a way to promote your family friendly business? Consider advertising with to reach the audience you need. We have a wide variety of packages to choose from to list and promote your business. Contact us if you would like to meet up or have any questions: 609 790 305. Click here to read more…

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Thank you... and see you next Friday.
Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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