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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- February 21, 2014
February 20, 2014

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday February 21, 2014

* 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 21st until Thursday February 27th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
American Hustle
The Monuments Men
Winter’s Tale

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Saving Mr. Banks
American Hustle
August: Osage County
The Wolf of Wall Street
Twelve Years a Slave
The Book Thief
The Monuments Men
Winter’s Tale

TIP: During holidays, or if you are traveling far, you may want to call the cinema before you go to confirm. It is not unusual for cinemas in Spain to change their schedules midweek or not update their own websites.

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Swans International School

On Saturday March 8th, IB students at Swans International School Marbella will be taking part in a CAS activity, climbing Mount Torrecilla, a peak of almost 2000m, located in the Sierras de las Nieves. All members of the school community are welcome.

What an incredible opportunity for Swans students to take advantage of. A great chance for personal growth, self awareness and a challenge to make it to the top. Click here to read more…

TIP: Swans is great about keeping in touch with parents and students. Check out their Facebook wall for all the latest news.

* Thank you!

We love getting positive feedback on Marbella Family Fun. It's really what motivates us to keep going. Here is the latest...

"I'm so happy to have found this website !!!!!

I have found several English speaking jobs here in Marbella, which I never knew existed before.

So, Koodles to the Marbella Family Fun Website !!!

If I ever get the chance to meet the owners, I am going to squeeze them.

I just finished sending Resumes, and feel really confident that I will be called to do the Job(s).

Ciao For Now,

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Read more testimonials or send us yours in reply to this newsletter. Thank you for all of your support! Click here to read more…

* Housekeeping work

One of our readers is looking for work and posts:

”Dear Sir/Madam,

I am struggling to find any work as a Housekeeper/Cleaner in Marbella.
I am preferably looking for private work rather than through an agency and I'm not sure where is best to look/advertise.

I have recently relocated to Marbella and I am seeking work in Housekeeping/Mother's Help/Cleaning.

I have 9 years experience within this industry and I have been running my own business in London for the past 3 years.

I have some fantastic references and I have worked with children (young and old).

I am pet friendly as I have 3 dogs of my own and I have owned and worked with horses in the past too.”

If you are looking for help around the house, please get in touch. Or share this link information with someone who may need it. Click here to read more…

TIP: Also looking for work? Post your details on the MFF Job Board!

* Choosing the right educational pathway

This time of year parents with young children are thinking about the best options for primary schooling and looking for information on where to go and what to do. To help, Sotogrande International School is running a special information event on Wednesday 5th March from 18.00-19.00, to give pre-school parents an insight into the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) primary programme, the IB’s approach to learning for younger children and the pathway to further education in Spain and abroad. This is a chance to ask questions and find out more about this education system prior to choosing a primary school.Click here to read more…

* Funky Tapas

Our favorite restaurant critic Morris Bishop has another fantastic review for us. This time he visits Funky Tapas in Nueva Andalucia:

”Garry Wait’s new venture, FUNKY TAPAS opened last December with Teresa, his long time collaborator in front of house and a talented group of chefs to create a new twist on the traditional Spanish tapas.

Some 60 items are listed, many of which are freshly made to order.” Click here to read more…

TIP: For more restaurant recommendations, check out the Marbella Restaurant Guide for more family friendly options.

* Semana Blanca

Starting February 24th, children across Andalucia have an elective week of vacation called Semana Blanca (White Week). It is chosen by the Autonomous Communities to compensate for the local ferias that occur during the summer break. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you are heading to Sierra Nevada to ski, be prepared for crowds, but loads of fun.

* Andalucia Day

Andalusia Day, Día de Andalucía in Spanish, is a holiday celebrated only in the region of Andalucia to commemorate the referendum for Andalucia to become an autonomous community within Spain, which was held on February 28, 1980. This day is celebrated every year on February 28th. Click here to read more…

TIP: Schools and most businesses are closed or have shortened hours on this day, so be sure to check opening hours of any business before you head out.

* Da Brunos Restaurant

Restaurant critic Morris Bishop had a fantastic night out on Valentine’s Day at Da Bruno’s Sur Mare. Check out what he has to say about this Italian eatery:

”We were two couples enjoying a night out at one of my favourite restaurants in Marbella, and it is probably unfair of us to say that the highlight of our evening was listening to the voice of an 18 year old diva to be, who is still studying in the Malaga Conservatory of music. I say unfair, because the ambience, cuisine, service, and entertainment, were all of such a high standard as to be faultless.

I rarely wax lyrical to this extent about an eatery, but this was an evening that will linger in my memory for a very long time.” Click here to read more…

* Local acupuncturist

One of our readers is looking for recommendation and asks:


 Can anyone recommend a good acupuncturist here in Marbella??
Thank you in advance :)"

Take a look at some of the answers we got for you if you are also looking for an acupuncturist. If you have some recommendations, please add a comment. Click here to read more…

* Baby car seat

”I am looking for second hand or place I can buy new car seat cheaply for my grandchildren 1 year and older. Since it is just for vacation that they are coming here I do not need expensive best quality ones but I want something that is reliable and safe.”

There are many options, so take a look at this link if you are also looking to rent or buy a car seat. Or, add to our growing list if you have somewhere to recommend. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Schools

If you are looking for a school for your children on the Costa del Sol, check out the Marbella School Guide for a list of the most popular schools on the coast as well as loads of information from experienced parents. A great resource! Click here to read more…

* Advertise with us

Does your business need a boost? Looking for a way to promote your family friendly business or event? Consider advertising with to reach the audience you need. We have a wide variety of packages to choose from to list and promote qualified businesses, services and events. Contact us if you would like to meet up with one of our representatives or have any questions: +34 609 790 305. Click here to read more…

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Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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