Status Update on the flat

I had 2 rents late summer by returning customers and they were both delighted with the flat and its surroundings (as usual) and impressed with the changes I had introduced to the flat.

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Hacienda Riquelme is the green by “El Peralejo”

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The area of Hacienda Riquelme

It is free for Christmas so if you fancy a cheep self-catering holiday away from all the hazel; why don’t you treat yourself to a week or two in a warmer climate than the UK? I have a special offer at £200 per week this 2015 Christmas.

There are lots of things to do, even at Christmas. Their midnight mass is something else. Christmas is different in Spain, which means the month of December is different too. How is Christmas different?

Well firstly, Christmas is not a major gift-giving celebration in the way it is in northern Europe; therefor no merchandising onslaught from October onwards and no huge pressure to buy unnecessary gifts for the kids – the Spanish do give gifts, but not on the scale of here in the UK and not until the Night of the Magic Kings in early January.

Christmas in Spain has not become the vulgar, materialistic excess it is elsewhere with all the ensuing insanity and stress; not yet anyway. So that’s great news!

Secondly, because of this, the things we do together are likely to be very different from Christmas in the UK. La Navidad (Christmas) feels like a celebration of family and community rather than an excuse to spend what we cannot afford and to drink too much. Spanish Christmas is a joy and truly, I have found it to be very joyful.

 

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