Sunday, November 11, 2012

Enjoy Elviria, Marbella’s most popular suburb…

Situated just a 15 minute drive east of Marbella’s bustling city centre, Elviria is an oasis of calm and tranquillity that supports a community of largely international residents. If your idea of heaven is receiving all the benefits of Marbella’s balmy microclimate while enjoying some particularly excellent views of La Concha – the town’s instantly recognisable mountain – then Elviria is definitely the place for you. Not only is this leafy area the location of some of the finest real estate on the Costa del Sol, but its beach is among the best in the region and it also supports the type of facilities that its demanding residents deem essential for a happy life in the sun.
If you choose to settle, or even just to spend a holiday in Elviria, you will soon find that you’re not too far from anywhere. The two local shopping centres are convenient and pleasant, with boutiques, several major banks and a branch of one of Spain’s major supermarket chains. Locals use the area’s various cafés and restaurants as ideal meeting points to catch up with friends and hear all the latest gossip! Not only is Elviria a wonderful place to relax, but it also incorporates a wide range of amenities for fans of sporting activities. Nearly everyone is aware that the Costa del Sol’s alter ego is the Costa del Golf, and in Elviria there is plenty of evidence to support this view. The Santa María and Santa Clara courses are both close at hand, while the Golf Club Marbella and Golf Rio Real are only a short drive away. Tennis, especially paddle tennis, is also a very popular sport in Andalucía and courts are available at Elviria’s El Casco Tennis Club. Beach clubs, chiringuito cabana bars, fine dining, luxury hotels, spa facilities, international schools and medical centres complete a long list of amenities on hand, and with La Cañada, Marbella’s largest and most popular shopping mall only minutes away by car and all the sights and sounds of central Marbella and Puerto Banús within easy reach, Elviria really is an ideal spot to enjoy life on the Costa del Sol. MJ Liggan of Altavista Property Spain says, “Over the years we have noticed that the quality of property in this area has maintained its consistent excellence, which is probably why it has remained such a popular choice. Anyone thinking of making the move to Marbella should definitely consider Elviria because it combines an excellent location with every facility that its demanding local population could wish for.” Altavista Property specialists in Marbella property has some excellent properties for sale in the Elviria area, some available with 107 per cent financing. Visit this link to view a selection. (Source: Michael Liggan)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Pink Boots in Kindle!

The Pink Boots

A dark intriguing story of love and redemption, The Pink Boots exposes the underbelly of a lost generation. "About three things I was pretty positive. First I was in love with Maya: The girl had a seriously bad coke habit and was doing my head in. Second I was in love with Tayel: The boy was gorgeous and funny but there was a part of him he hid from me. Third I was totally and utterly screwed." Abandoned in a toilet as a baby, Jamie Skyla has never known real love until she meets Tayel. He's the new guy in town who comes to represent everything she's never had. Among the druggie crowd in the park, the squat parties and their wall of sound, she finds a home in his arms. What Jamie doesn't realise is that the closer she gets to him, the stranger he becomes.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Other Hand by Chris Cleave - My review on Goodreads

The other handThe other hand by Chris Leave

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Quite possibly one of the best books I've ever read.

The voice of Little Bee is an amazing thing, how a white, middle aged, middle class author got the voice and attitude of a 13 year old Nigerian illegal immigrant across so brilliantly I'll never know.

The story itself is immensely powerful and thought provoking, with some passages simply heartbreaking. As the backcover doesn't tell you what the books is about, neither will I, just read it!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

BEA 2011: E-book Future, Google, and Facts

BEA 2011: E-book Future, Google, and Facts

A very informative and thought provoking article. I love the quote "there isn’t an algorithm that can compete with a competent, real-life bookseller. “Hand-selling can make you look like a genius,” he said. “After just a few questions, [a bookseller] can say, ‘Here is what you want to read next’ ” with startling accuracy"

Just how do we replicate this in the electronic world?