Ho ho ho and welcome to the December issue of Soltalk. Christmas is nearly upon us! Santa is revving up his sleigh and the reindeer are raring to go!

We hope you’ll find plenty of festive treats in these pages, especially in our ‘What’s On’ section. Most appealing to me is the Medieval market being held in Rincón de la Victoria, it sounds fantastic. Closer to home there will be a Christmas Fayre at Little Gecko in El Zoco de Nerja, see ‘What’s On’ page for details.

There is a major milestone this month for local group The Arts Society Nerja, they are celebrating their 25th Anniversary. If music is more your thing, there are two special evenings coming up with “Michael Buble” and “The Rat Pack” tribute acts. See ‘What’s On’ for details of date, venue and how to book your tickets.

Once again De Cotta Law are sponsoring a Carol Service in Iglesia San Miguel (St Michael’s Church) in Nerja. Carols will be performed by the CoraXalia Choir and the service will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Funds raised will be donated to the Good Samaritan Residencia which cares for elderly people in Nerja. See ‘What’s On’ for details.

We have certainly been having some very inclement weather here in Spain, although luckily we seem to be filling up the reservoirs, it’s just the question of the amount we get at once that makes it not so welcome and causes chaos. Even as close to home as the Nerja – Torrox coast road was badly affected when a large chunk of hilltop landed in the middle of the road, see Latest News. for the details. Very frightening and extremely lucky that nobody was killed or injured. Talking of weather, I just read that the UK is in for its coldest winter in ten years but at least that could boost visitor numbers here in Andalucia! Payback for a great UK summer perhaps?

Well our next issue won’t be out until next year! So I would like to take a moment to wish you and all our readers, advertisers and contributors a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year from all of us here at Soltalk. Your continued support is very much appreciated and so are your suggestions for things you’d like to see in future issues. Please keep in touch – we love to hear from you. Take care. Enjoy December and enjoy this issue.

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