Friday, August 12, 2016

Origen Marbella - Origen - Patagonia

If you are a Patagonica fan then I´m sure you will like Origen´s Menu.

Very similar to Patagonia with a few extras like salmon, salads, chicken and pasta dishes, so it is perfect if you are  in a group where someone isn´t a big meat eater.

Between 4 of us we often share the Ramona Salad which is delicious and huge, a couple of empaƱdas and then 2 steaks which is more than enough food.    The food is good, slightly different to Patagonica and a little more pricey, but still pretty good value compared to many other restaurants.

The actual restaurant has a lovely feel to it, although I do find it a bit hot and noisy inside, but that could have been a one off evening.

There are a couple of issues like plates not being collected or changed quick enough before the mains come and it all becomes a bit of a mess at the table, maybe its just because it is so busy at the moment and a new restaurant.  It can take a little while sometimes to get eye contact and order, but once you do order the food comes very quickly.

Every time we have been we have eaten very well, (no desserts though) and the price has always worked out around 20-25€ per person, that is sharing a steak between 2 plus starters.

Where is it?  Right next to Franks Corners opposite Plaza Del Mar, Marbella.

Origen Marbella Telephone Number 0034 951 352 164

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Drain Clearing in Marbella - Desatoros En Marbella

We all know not to throw anything other than loo paper down the toilet, but its not until all your drains are blocked that you realise why the Spanish don't even throw that down the toilet in some areas.  The drainage system just isn´t that great.  

Why am I talking drains?  Well there had been a bit of an odor arising for a couple of weeks by my front door, along with the small black triangular flies, these are sewer flies.  I knew something wasn´t right,  but I couldn't put my finger on it.

The other day, on a Sunday of course, we had to put out an emergency call.   Lets say it was a bit stinky and messy.  We had a little problem that involved Baby Wipes.  Yes, these little things can cause a huge problem, although, in fairness it wasn´t only their fault.   

Tree Roots cause a major problem with the drains.  If you have a garden or have large trees growing close by, especially the Cypress Trees, then every once in a while you should get your drains checked.

Not only can these roots cause problems with your drainage system, they can also interfere with the pipes under the swimming pool, which could well be our next problem.  We literally had a mini tree growing inside our drain causing the problem and the baby wipes were the icing on the cake.

If you think you need your drains cleaned, speak to your plumber or the type of company you would require are called "Desatoros" in Spanish.

Friday, March 11, 2016

GAP in Marbella - GAP Malaga

Earlier this year, 2016 GAP Clothing became available in certain El Corte Ingles Stores in Malaga.   There is also a GAP Store at Malaga Airport, but unfortunately it is in the Passenger Zone.

GAP are available online at GAP.EU and can I personally say that the service is excellent.  I have made numerous orders and returns with no problems whatsoever.  Free Delivery over 50€ and if you sign up to their newsletter and offers, everyday or so you will receive some great Discount Codes.

You can buy online or in certain El Corte Ingles Stores GAP

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Wagamama Gibraltar

Wagamama is opening up in Gibraltar, Ocean Village.  Personally I do worry about franchises  as they can often disappoint like Pizza Express that opened up here a few years ago.  

However, I do love Wagamama and we tend to live there when we do go back to London, so I will definitely be trying this next time Im in Gibraltar.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

MOSH Marbella - wtf is Mosh?

Just been driving through Nueva Andalucia, where there seems to be so much happening!

The latest place under construction is MOSH, which on Facebook says it's going to be a place to eat, drink and party!

Sounds good!  

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Carlos Santana Marbella

The fantastic Carlos Santana will be playing the the fabulous Starlite Festival 24th July 2016.

We have already bought our tickets for what we hope is an amazing show.

For tickets buy direct on the Starlite Website or El Corte Ingles.

Tom Jones Marbella 2016

The amazing Tom Jones is back in Marbella this Summer, playing at the brilliant Starlite Festival.

We saw Tom Jones the last time he was here at Puente Romano Hotel, and cannot wait to see him again.

For all tickets you can buy direct at El Corte Ingles or on the Starlite Festival Website.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Simply Red Fuengirola Simply Red Costa Del Sol

Simply Red Marbella

News just in!!!

Simply Red are in concert 18th August 2016 in Fuengirola at the Parque Castillo Sohail.

They were the first group I ever saw at Wembley.

For all tickets you can buy here at TicketBis

Find all other Marbella 2016 Concerts here