I hope you all take a moment to catch up with who’s who in our fantastically diverse community via my TV show Marbella Now; you just really do never know who you are going to meet.
This week we started off with a wonderful chat with Arnulf Braun, Consul by profession for Germany. He has an extremely warm and lively personality, as does the Vice-Consul, Martina Kramer, both of whom make for a most interesting interview.
Also meet Victorio Menghi a fabulous musician with a passion for tango fusion and performing locally for a limited time only, so hurry up and book quickly!
On Tuesday we welcomed Pilar Valladolid who moved to Marbella from Madrid for a better quality of life and climate after having been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I had no idea really what this ailment entails, so much to be learnt on the subject thanks to my chat with Pilar and to the book she has just released on the subject.
Also not to be missed is my interview with Kevin Cunningham of The Claddagh Irish Pub in Marbella – new #ZeroHero partners by the way. We talk about their upcoming festivities leading us up to St Patrick’s Day, including watching the horse-racing, live music and other entertainment in the park and promenade.
I will write a more detailed column on what it was like to welcome the new girls group Calyco to the show – but for the moment let’s just say that you will be delighted not just to see who’s part of the group, but also why we should all take part in supporting their success! I couldn’t have felt more proud!
It’s always a delight to have Charo Van Hulst of the Butterfly Children charity on the show and thanks to her we welcome back this week our local philanthropist Martin Tye.
He explains his new business to save us money on electricity, green electricity no less, and a donation of €1 to Debra for each contract signed which makes much sense as his company is called when translated into English ‘Butterfly Energy.’
I had a chance to brush up my almost non-existent French with Evelyne Ramelet, President of the French Business Club who brought with her the equally delightful Laurence Neus who is just launching a new all-French magazine for the Costa.
Our CIT Marbella guest of the week is Kathy Carrasco from Marbella Skol who rents apartments in one of the most emblematic buildings in our town’s centre and very knowledgeable on the local rental market.
As a special treat this week I’m sharing my trip to Malaga to explore the city. Meet Marco of La Mota tapas bar in a square quite ironically known as Plaza de San Pedro de Alcántara and enjoy the Carnaval spirit in true Spanish style; making for a perfect week.