Welcome to the November issue of Soltalk. I must say at this time of year I do miss four seasons. It seems that I am lulled into the sense that summer will just go on for ever and within a week it went from people sunbathing on the beach to terrible storms and then back to the sunbathing again. Mind you we got off lightly in Nerja compared to Majorca and other areas of Málaga last month as you will see in our news pages.

It’s nearly the end of another year and to cheer ourselves up about that fact, many of us start planning what to do for Christmas so hopefully you will find a few suggestions in this issue of Soltalk.

We are very happy to have a new section this month for neighbouring Torrox starting on page 56. We also have our regular features as well as a look at the Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden which certainly looks worth a visit, especially now it is a little cooler. Read that on page 26.

I went to a great evening of Jazz last Saturday in the Plaza Cavana Hotel, organised by Ventana Abierta. It was a great trio called Juanma Nieto and friends. The bar at Hotel Plaza Cavana is a lovely, comfortable and intimate venue for enjoying live music which I highly recommend. Ventana Abierta have another two events in November and you can find details on our What’s On page.

At the end of November the Christmas lights will be switched on in Málaga and it is well worth going to see that, a very festive atmosphere, but if crowds are not your thing go later during December, they are always spectacular.

Plaza Cantarero in Nerja was in the pink last month as it hosted different events for the International Day of Breast Cancer (delayed due to inclement weather on October 19). The events, which were held for the second year in Nerja, aim to raise awareness of the importance of research for the cure of breast cancer. The mayor of Nerja Rosa Arrabal, and other Councilors joined the event.

Attendees dressed in pink clothes (see photo) to give greater visibility to their support. At 5:30 pm, a manifesto was read by members of the Spanish Association against Cancer in Nerja and pink balloons were distributed to symbolically “paint the square.” The town hall had an oversized pink ribbon to show its support and also pink lighting.

We hope this issue entertains and informs you, don’t forget to like us on Facebook if it does!

Wishing you a wonderful November, and we hope you enjoy this issue!


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