Sunday, October 02, 2011

A day to remember

That was a wonderful way to celebrate the International Week of the Third Age.

Yesterday we gathered along with our Spanish and English neighbours in the Plaza Concordia, Bigastro to enjoy a delightful day together.  First things first, we sat down to eat lunch; three courses of typical food from the region washed down with soft drinks, wine, beer, and brandy.

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After the meal we needed a rest so everyone dispersed only to meet up again at 6pm in the club for the third age.

Following an energetic session of dancing, everyone was hungry again and so we adjourned outside for churros and chocolate.

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All too soon the evening was over, so we returned to our homes with fond memories of our day together.

You can see all of my photos from this wonderful day here.

However, the fun is not over yet because tonight, at 7:30pm, there will be a special gala for us in the Auditorium, Francisco Grau. 

From our experience this will be an excellent showcase of the wonderful talent that the town has to offer. Expect singing, dancing, music and laughter in great measures and all for 3 Euros. I will, of course be there with my camera to record the highlights for those who cannot attend.

After the dancing was finished last night, Pamela and I met up with Sonia Adsuar Belmonte, the councillor with responsibility for third age and her secretary. They wanted us to help them prepare an address to the English members of the audience tonight. During our discussions it was clear that the new councillor wants to make the residents at Villas Andrea feel welcome in the town. As she said, the Third Age Association is for everyone, Spanish and English alike.

I think I can safely say that, those of you who are present in the Auditorium tonight, will be suitably impressed by the lady’s command of English! 

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