Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the January edition of Soltalk, we hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas, now we just have Three Kings Day to look forward to before we are all eagerly awaiting Semana Santa …

For those not in the know, Three Kings Day, which falls on January 6 every year, is to Spanish children what Christmas Day is to British ones. Ie the Kings are the ones that bring the presents, even though they also have Papa Noel throwing sweets at them just before Christmas! Nothing like getting the best of both worlds. I also just discovered that they are given the magic key to open our doors by the town hall on January 5th… I did wonder how they got in when in the UK we rely on the chimney for Santa to gain access and there aren’t as many chimneys here…

On the night of January 5, children leave their shoes by the door with hopes that the Three Kings will leave them gifts in their shoes to discover when they wake in the morning. The day is also celebrated by eating the ‘ring cake of the kings’ – or ‘roscon de los reyes’. It’s decorated to look like a king’s crown and is often topped with glazed fruits, to look like the jewels.

You will find your usual favourites in this issue however unfortunately we weren’t able to bring you the emergency Chemist rota this month as it was unavailable at the time of going to print. When we can get it we will put it on our Facebook page.

SARAH BROOKES

 

Find Nerja’s emergency chemist rota here