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May 31, 2013

Manilva’s Marathon of Sports for Children and Young Persons

Filed under: Local Events & Culture,Things to do — Lucy @ 4:32 pm

Manilva Town Hall’s Department of Youth has organised another Young Persons Marathon Event

Manilva Marathon

After two successful pre-marathons in Sabinillas and El Castillo, tomorrow, Saturday June 1 there is going to be the Young Persons marathon I  event  in Manilva’s multi-purpose Pavilion.

This first marathon, organized by Manilva’s Department of Youth is structured in three large blocks of children’s leisure and sports activities.

Children’s activities:

10 h – 21 h: bouncy castle
11 h: Health Gymkhana
13 h: face painting and balloon twisting

Leisure activities:

10.30 h – 14.30 h: Bouncy Castle & football pitch
16 h: treasure hunt
5.30 pm – 9.30 pm: Car race track
17.30 h: Graffiti Workshop
21 h: Karaoke

Sports activities:

18 h: self defense
18.30 h: Spining
19 h: Karate
19.30 h: aerobics
20 h: Aerogap
20.30 h: Zumba

The particularity of this marathon, which has a significant logistics, is that their activities are linked to the development of the children and their training.  For example the Health Gymkhana will have prizes in the form of pieces of fruit

There will be gift vouchers for the municipal gym and membership of municipal sports activities.

If you would like more information please email me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu or leave a comment below

May 29, 2013

Day Trip to Fuengirola Zoo

Filed under: Things to do — Lucy @ 12:03 pm

Manilva foreign residents day trip to Fuengirola Zoo

Manilva Foreign Residents Department have organised a day out to Fuengirola Zoo this Saturday.

Spend an incredible day out with your family in one of the biggest zoos in the area, right in the centre of Fuengirola. For reservations call 952893549 or 689948672 ( Valentina) or pop by the Duquesa Castle!


Children (0-2 years old) –  €5

Children and Adults (3 +) – €15

Price includes entrance to the park and bus and there will be some free time available to visit Fuengirola.


May 28, 2013

Last weeks currency market analysis from Currencies Direct

Filed under: Currency Information — Lucy @ 5:56 pm
Another busy week for SterlingMay 26th, 2013
Welcome to your weekly market analysis email from Currencies Direct where you can stay one step ahead of your friends on the latest news and reviews of the financial markets. Our aim is to provide you with an easily digestible weekly update of how the financial market is performing using the expertise of your dealers who make it their sole aim to keep on top of the market movements.GBP

It was another busy week for Sterling from the opening bell on Monday morning to the end of the trading week in the U.K. on Friday as the currency struggled to consolidate loses against most major currencies. Sterling started the week on a high from, Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King’s rather bullish comments on inflation and growth forecasts for the UK but the inflation figure on Tuesday put pressure on the pound as the figure came in under expectation as the markets see greater scope for further monetary stimulus moving into the new governors tenure in July. This led to investors becoming Sterling averse knocking the currency back below 1.17 on GBP/EUR and below 1.51 on GBP/USD. Retail sales on Wednesday also knocked confidence in Sterling as the April reading missed the target growth level by 1.3%. The annual IMF report, released on Wednesday, continued to undermine Chancellor Osborne’s austerity first approach to the U.K.’s recovery as it called for interest rates and money policy to remain very low and easy but called for increased investment on infrastructure to help propel the nation to sustainable growth. However, there was a sigh of relief on Thursday as it was confirmed the preliminary GDP figure of 0.3% growth was correct. This has helped Sterling finish the weak on a strong foot before the bank holiday weekend. Next week will be quiet for Sterling but the bigger data releases will be the Nationwide House Price Index and mortgage lending and approvals figures.


The Euro spent the week out of the spotlight, with attention focused on the Dollar, Yen and Sterling. German GDP came in as expected thanks to consumer spending holding steady. There was a slight improvement is eurozone PMI figures but overall they are still showing contracting business activity. Friday marked a rare positive after German business climate data beat expectations, lifting the single currency in late trading against Sterling. Next week the highlights come from Germany with unemployment and CPI due at the beginning of the week.


This week witnessed the FOMC meeting from the US, where Fed chairman Ben Bernanke was quite upbeat about the US economy. In the wake of this, he further announced that the Fed is willing to pull back the foot off the pedal and scale back their asset purchases program at any time, as the Fed may deem fit. This has helped the Greenback maintain overall strength against most of its major counterparts. The minutes from the meeting revealed most hawks at the Fed are calling for quantitative easing to be tapered down as soon as June. With a division between the hawks and the doves, quite typically, the markets have been fuelled by uncertainty, with a concrete decision being pushed back until next month. Bernanke’s initial statement sparked a risk rally for assets, only to retrace the bullish run by saying that the purchases could be reduced as early as June. However, expect the USD to regain quite a bit of strength into the coming week, as Bernanke’s control over the Fed has been noted and acclaimed in the fact that the Fed is supporting the economy and the financial markets and will continue the asset buying programme (stimulus) for now as it is in the best interests for the economy.

The contents of this report are for information purposes only. It is not intended as a recommendation to trade or a solicitation for funds. Currencies Direct cannot be held responsible for any loss or damages arising from any action taken following consideration of this information.

May 24, 2013

Manilva School Sports Day 2013

Filed under: Local Events & Culture,Sport — Lucy @ 2:19 pm

It was sports day today for Pablo Picasso school in Manilva, Andalucia, Spain.Sports day in Manilva

It was held at Manilva Football Ground and all the children took part in various events such as running races, relay races, tug of war and obstacle races.

Sports day in Manilva

It was great to see all the kids enjoying themselves and cheering on their friends.

What was your school sports day like?

Please leave a comment below or email me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu.


Sabinillas Street Party Saturday 25th May 2013

Filed under: Local Events & Culture,Things to do — Lucy @ 1:41 pm

The municipality of Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department  has organized a street party  tomorrow which will take place in the Plaza de los Naranjos in the area of Punta Almina in Sabinillas, Manilva Municipality, Costa del Sol, Spain.
Sabinillas Street Party
The party will start at 13.00  with  a fancy dress contest and there will be bouncy castles, faces painting, raffles, flea market and many more surprises.

There will also be musical performances by Daniella, Sam Oliver, Mitch Jansen, Clive Live, Gary Fearon, Phil Evans and Castle FM Radio’s very own Pete Black and Andrew Charles.

It is in collaboration with collaboration with O’Callaghans Bar, D’s Bar, La Barca and Graingers Bar and the proceeds of this charitable event will go to the The Duquesa Charitable Society of St. George.

For more information about the event please call telephone 952893548 or 647715521.

May 23, 2013

8 -The Scenery in Manilva

Filed under: 101 reasons to love Manilva — Lucy @ 6:04 pm

100 Reasons Why I Love Living In Manilva

Reason 8 – The Scenery in Manilva

Manilva Municipality Spain

Manilva Municipality Spain

It is the scenery in and surrounding Manilva which makes Manilva stand out from the other places on the Costa del Sol and make it such a special and beautiful place to live.

I love the different views I see around Manilva whilst going about my daily life here.  Some of the views are so special they deserve a number each and I will be posting them as I see them over the coming weeks.

What do you love about where you live?  Please let me know by leaving a comment below or by emailing me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu


May 22, 2013

7 – Autumn in Manilva, Spain

Filed under: 101 reasons to love Manilva — Lucy @ 5:56 pm

100 Reasons Why I Love Living In Manilva

Reason 7 – Autumn in Manilva

Mother Nature is clever with her seasons as by the middle of September when the kids are back at school you are ready for the cooler days and becoming more active again.


Autumn morning in Manilva

Manilva in Autumn

One thing I particularly love about Autumn in Manilva is eating the roasted sweet chestnuts that they sell on the street corners.

The average temperature in  Autumn in Manilva is 23 degrees celsius, 73 degrees fahrenheit.

What do you love about where you live in Autumn?

Please leave a comment below or email me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu

May 19, 2013

6 – Summer in Manilva

Filed under: 101 reasons to love Manilva,Things to do — Lucy @ 5:52 pm

100 Reasons Why I Love Living In Manilva

Reason 6 – The Summer in Manilva

I love the Summers here in Manilva as the kids are off school for almost 3 months (c. 21st June – c. 10th September) and the pace of life slows down.


The rushing around ferrying kids to school and back and then to their various activities is replaced by supervising them by the swimming pool or taking them to one of the lovely beaches in Manilva.


The average temperature in the Summer in Manilva is about 28 degrees Celsius or 83 degrees Fahrenheit.

What do you like doing in the Summer?

Please leave a comment below or email me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu

May 18, 2013

Great deals on Flights to Gibraltar

Filed under: Useful Information — Lucy @ 11:57 am

Monarch airlines are currently promoting some good deals on flights to Gibraltar from Manchester, Luton and Birmingham.





Manilva , La Duquesa and Sabinillas  are only 30 minutes drive from Gibraltar so a useful airport to consider when looking for cheap flights.

If you need accommodation www.barringtonholidays.com have a selection of wonderful properties to rent out for holidays.

So if you fancy a break from the cold weather in the UK come and visit us in Manilva.








May 17, 2013

Favourite property of the week

Filed under: Property — Lucy @ 5:27 pm

It has been another busy week in the Barrington Homes office and I have been out again showing clients round some of our properties.

My favourite property that I have shown clients round this week has to be this 2 bedroom apartment at Casares Golf and Country Club,  Casares Costa, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain – http://www.barringtonhomes.eu/Casares+Costa-Property/Casares+Golf+%26+Country+Club-S087.htm


It is a very spacious 2 bedroom apartment with a modern kitchen, luxurious bathrooms and top quality fixtures and fittings.  It has a large, south facing private terrace and garden and wonderful panoramic views of the sea and countryside which need to be seen in person to be appreciated.

It is possibly the best situated apartment in its development and it is conveniently located opposite The Brasserie which is a popular restaurant and bar.

Casares Golf & Country Club is a secure gated community with its own private nine hole golf course for the use of residents and guests.  It also has 2 swimming pools, a beauty salon, gymnasium, wellness zone and childrens play area.

Casares Golf & Country Club is located opposite the prestigious Finca Cortesin golf club and resort http://www.fincacortesin.com/en which was home to the Volvo World Match Play Golf Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and which was also ranked in the Conde Nast traveler gold list in 2012 http://www.traveler.es/viajes/rankings/galerias/gold-list-2012/342/image/15873

So if you are looking to buy a quality apartment in a quality location I would recommend you consider this one as it is on the market at just €159,000

If you are seriously thinking of buying a property in Spain and would like me to review any particular property we have listed please email me at lucy@barringtonhomes.eu or leave a comment below.






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