Marbella’s star-studded charity gala

As hotel guests Michelle Obama and daughter were enjoying the Costa del Sol, ‘Desperate Housewives’ star and founder of the ‘Eva’s Heroes’ charity, Eva Longoria, and 500 others attended the 1,000 euro a head Starlite charity gala held at Villa Padierna Hotel. The star-studded gala was co-hosted by Malaga actor Antonio Banderas, accompanied by his wife Melanie Griffith and their daughter, Stella del Carmen, who admitted himself that he doesn’t show his face at many parties, but this one was…

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Obamas fly in to a birthday prediction

MICHELLE OBAMA flew into Malaga yesterday afternoon with her younger daughter, at the start of a four-day luxury Marbella holiday during which they will have at least 68 Secret Service staff keeping watch over them. Their safety will also be ensured by some 250 Spanish police and Guardia Civil. Meanwhile husband Barack was celebrating his 49th birthday alone in Chicago… unaware that astrology.com stargazer was predicting ” It’s a good time to get lost and let your subconscious mind work…

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Capital of Culture candidacy official for Malaga

MALAGA City is now officially a candidate to become the European Capital of Culture 2016, since the President of the Malaga Ciudad Cultural Foundation, Juan Lopez Cohard, handed in the required paperwork to the Government Office in Malaga. Members of the foundation, the President of the Provincial Government, Salvador Pendon, the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, and the Provincial Delegate for the Junta de Andalucia, Maria Gamez, presented the project which has the slogan ‘Infinite City’. Pendon said…

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Spring Garden Party a huge success

WHEN it comes to showing their support for a good cause, the ex-pats on the Costa del Sol really know how to do it in style, and this was proved once again at the Spring Garden Party in aid of Age Concern held last Thursday. More than 500 people headed to the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola to show their support for Age Concern and more than 20,000 euros were raised which will fund the training of over 100 Age Concern…

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1,000 Costa walkers raise €33,000 for Cudeca

THE CUDECA Walkathon saw 1,000 people of all ages and nationalities gather together on the seafront to raise funds for the foundation. In total, 33,000 euros were raised, which will help to prevent the Cudeca In-patient Unit in Benalmadena from closing. There were three different possibilities for the walk, which could be 10, five or two kilometres. Among the many dignitaries, local politicians and members of the business community was Cudeca founder, Joan Hunt OBE. There were live performances including…

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Ole! Spain tops with the British

SPANISH destinations continue to remain the firm favourites with British travellers thinking of taking holidays. Palma took fourth spot in a leading survey of destinations sought by British travellers last month. Malaga came first, with Alicante, Tenerife – in second and fourth places – occupied the other top spots in the Skyscanner survey, with rankings based on the number of searches for flights on the company website for UK departures. Despite mixed weather and a five-day closure of airspace caused…

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Mission Accomplished

You may have wondered why you had not heard from The Euesdens for a couple of weeks  – well the reason is we have been on the road – en masse to the South of France. It is, let me tell you, no easy feat travelling 1800 kms with 4 dogs in tow. I feel more like Billy Smart and his Flying Circus. We had to prepare our house for guests prior to leaving –  no easy task I promise you…

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Let sleeping dogs lie

As most people who know us are aware Tuesday and Wednesday nights are the most fraught of the week in the Euesden household. These are the times that we send all of our five publications to the printers and really should not be called deadline times but more aptly named on our part at least brain-dead times. We seem to sit at these computers for endless hours – what did we do before laptops where invented? – drinking copious pots…

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The Euesden sign of summer

Most people have something which signifies to them that summer is well and truly here; it could be the lighter nights, the swifts and swallows feverishly hunting for suitable nesting spots. Whatever it is, everyone has something. Well here at Casa Euesden it is the unveiling of the Harley – yes that’s right – the Queen of Bling is a closet Biker’s Babe. On Saturday morning the day dawned glorious and Mr E. sprang from the bed (slight exaggeration) leapt downstairs to…

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Grandad’s chicken soup

Why do some smells evoke such strong vivid memories? We at Casa Euesden today ate chicken salad for lunch – a good part of our staple diet due to its ease especially at quarter end and also for its low calorific value. However we enjoy the next meal that we make even more – Grandad’s soup, made from the chicken carcass. .My Grandparents were as poor as church mice – we may not have had money for the “leccy meter” however…

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