Issue 195 December 2017
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Ho Ho Ho and welcome to the December edition of Soltalk, Christmas will soon be upon us and hopefully there will be peace and goodwill in abundance! Not to mention two extra public holidays here in Spain this month on Wednesday 6th (Constitution Day) and Friday 8th (Immaculate Conception Day). I can’t imagine there will be a lot happening on Thursday 7th either! And of course Christmas Day is a holiday here but Boxing Day is not.
We have compiled a whole page of festive events for you on page 35 in addition to our regular What’s on page. Why not see how many of them you can attend? Plus our recipe this month is delicious and extremely festive… it’s on page 49. If you have some time to spare why not enter our two competitions – you could win a €20 meal voucher! Details are on page 54.
I have just heard that next summer’s Vuelta de España cycling event will begin in Málaga on Saturday, August 25. First details of the prestigious event, which will end in Madrid 22 days later, have been revealed by the race’s director, Javier Guillén.
At a press conference in the city last month, he confirmed that the starting point will be outside the Pompidou Museum in the centre of Málaga which he said connects La Vuelta, “with modernity.”
For the first time in nine years, the first stage will be a ten kilometre individual time trial, ending in calle Larios. The city’s mayor, Francisco de la Torre, said it would be a “stage of museums” in the form of a cultural and historic tour through some of the most emblematic streets, showing the Málaga of the past and of the future.
The president of the provincial government, Elias Bendodo, said Paris and Málaga are now linked, “through art, culture and sport,” adding the event will be a vehicle with which to promote the city and the Costa del Sol.
The race has passed through the province on several occasions, the most recent being this summer, and it started in the city of Málaga in both 2000 and 2006. The full route of next summer’s event has not yet been revealed but it is understood that there will be at least one more stage in Málaga province.
And now to get you completely in the mood for Christmas I have found a few of my favourite cracker jokes…
What do you call a crate of ducks?
A box of quackers.
Why did the nurse tip toe past the medicine cupboard?
She didn’t want to wake the sleeping pills.
What’s ET short for?
Because he’s only got little legs.
Have a great December, and a merry Christmas and happy new year from us all at Soltalk!