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Fitbit Fanatics Spain

My new toy, which joined the household just over 24 hours ago and I love it. We have set up a Facebook Group, Fitbit Fanatics Spain , please feel free to join if you have one or are interested in them. Primarily for those who live or visit Condado de Alhama resort and surrounding areas.

I think my Fitbit Charge is wonderful. I would have like the Charge HR model but none were available and I was much too impatient. By downloading the APP, I can watch and try to compete with friends who also have them.

Let s see how my weight loss programme goes in conjunction with the Fitbit!!

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We provide keyholding and property management services in Condado de Alhama, a Polaris golf resort where you will find the Alhama Signature Course, an 18 hole, 72 par Jack Nicklaus designed course.

New Year's Eve ( “Nochevieja”) Traditions in Spain

Like all other places in the world, New Year is widely celebrated in Spain with great zeal and enthusiasm. It is celebrated here as Nochevieja whose literal meaning is old night and lots of Spanish traditions are associated with it. The Spanish like to spend New Year s Eve and New Year s Day with family and close friends.

There is a wonderful tradition followed by the Spanish during the New Year-eating 12 grapes. These grapes are eaten at every stroke of the clock as it strikes 12 on New Year s Eve. Each grape represents each of the 12 months and traditionally it is believed that eating grapes at the beginning of the year brings good luck and prosperity for the following 12 months.

The tradition was started by the King of Spain and is still widely followed among Spanish families. New Year celebrations for the Spanish have no meaning if not spent with family. Elders in the home traditionally prepare a special round ring shaped cake which is cut exactly at midnight in the presence of all family members and friends.

The round ring shape is given as it symbolises good luck. The striking feature of the cake is that the cook, while preparing it, puts some small gifts and good luck charms inside it. While eating the cake, whoever gets these goodies, is sure to have a good luck throughout the year.

Fireworks form an integral part of a traditional New Year celebration. They are considered to be important as loud noise and sound of the bursting crackers drive away the evil spirits and leaves space for holiness and good luck. In many Spanish families it is customary to dance and sing loudly to welcome the New Year with a bang.

The reason remains the same discarding the evil for the good. During the party all the participants wear bright colored dresses as those welcome good luck and bright future. These parties serve enormous food and drinks like the traditional lemon sorbet or Rioja Wine Sorbet but the special toasting is raised with sparkling Cava the famous Spanish sparkling wine.

People dance, shout, sing and greet each other with kisses and hugs just to make the arrival of the New Year a grand occasion. A very funny yet significant customs prevails among the Spanish during New Year the wearing of red colored underwear. Red for them is a symbol of good luck and prosperity.

You cannot purchase the red underwear for yourself ; the red underwear must be gifted by someone else.

Traditionally many Spanish eat chocolates or biscuits in the early Morning of New Year s day to signify they had a wonderful celebration last night.

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5 Reasons you need a Keyholder!

You have an apartment in Condado de Alhama. Lucky you. Having a second home abroad is the dream of many and a luxury for a few.

However, as with everything valuable, it needs looking after. Have you thought? What happens if there is a water leak?

What happens if there is a break in? What happens if you fly out one time and have forgotten your keys? Hopefully none of these things should ever happen but somewhere, they happen to someone every day.

Here we pick out five reasons why using Diversity keyholding service is a must for the holiday home owner. Reason one: the rain in Spain Excess water might not seem to be an issue for most of the year in Spain but, when it rains it does so with a vengeance. We ve had wonder coming in through the seals on the front and back patio doors!

Then there is the issue of water leaks. The original Polaris plumbers did some interesting work. Some of our pipes and connections have perhaps seen their better years and can lead to leaks occurring.

We had a leak in our waste pipe which caused mould someone had nailed the plasterboard to it. These leaks and mould won t necessarily wait until you re around to deal with them. In both of these cases you might very much appreciate someone having a key to let themselves in and deal with a little of the damage before you come out for your holiday.

Reason two: home improvements Whether you have just bought your property or you are a few years down the line, you may want to make some changes to it. It might be that it needs painting or you have a little rising damp. You might also want to remove the bath and bidet and install a shower unit.

Whatever the reason, it is unlikely that you will want refurbishment to be completed whilst you are out for your holidays. If you don t have a keyholder will you be willing to entrust it to your local builder? Reason three: visitors to stay Most people at some time welcome friends and relatives into their property in Spain.

Chances are they live close enough in their home country to enable a quick exchange of keys. However, it s not always the case. Having someone in Spain who has the keys handy can mean that there s no need for complicated arrangements and you are sure that you keep your set for when you need them.

if yourflight arrives after supermarkets are shut we can leavemilk and essentials at receipt value. Reason four: unwanted intruder We don t want to scare you and burglaries happen very seldom. However, it is a fact that if a property remains empty for a while then it can be vulnerable to intruders.

If it is suspected that there might have been a break in you can ask your keyholder to check it out before jumping too quickly to conclusions or booking your flight over. In some cases it might not even be necessary to travel here at all. A fact that will save you several times over the amount that a keyholding service costs for a year.

Reason five: Oh! I can t find my keys! We might think we are model examples of organised people who never lose important items like keys or passports or driving licences.

Perhaps you don t, but then it might not be you who is the cause. Handbags do get snatched, keys do fall out of pockets and occasionally doors shut and lock automatically with the keys on the wrong side of the door to you. Rather than calling out a locksmith late at night, having someone with a spare set will seem like one of the best decisions you have ever made.

We could go on. You may never need a keyholding service for any of these reasons and have years of happy holiday home ownership without incident. We do weekly checks for just ‘ 99 a year, not even ‘ 2 a week!

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Terra Natura Water park & Zoo (Murcia) 2016

We will be selling tickets in 2016 for Terra Natura (Murcia). We have the cheapest tickets for the park. Contact us for details!

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