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September 7, 2018

Hire a Wedding Planner

Filed under: England,Events,Scotland,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 5:09 pm

Hire a Wedding Planner – Organizing a wedding event can be a very stressful time, there is just so much to remember and so many things to do. To take away much of that worry and anxiety you should think about hiring a professional wedding planner to do most of that worrying for you. Wedding planners know everything there is to know about organizing a wedding and will simply take it in their stride, leaving you free to enjoy the run up to your big day. You will find that it takes a big load off your shoulders when you can rely on somebody else to take all the stress and it means that you will enjoy your day more when it finally comes around since you will be more relaxed and able to cope with the process. Simply knowing that nothing has been forgotten and that everything has been thought about and taken care of. Employing a wedding planner is not a cheap option but is well worth the cost when you think about the many benefits.

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March 21, 2012

Valencia Fallas 2012

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Costa del Azahar,Events,Spain — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 8:05 am
Valencia Fallas 2012 Effigy of Elvis Presley

Valencia Fallas 2012 Effigy of Elvis Presley

Valencia Fallas 2012 – On Monday we took a coach trip to see the final evening of the Fallas celebrations in Valencia. We picked up in various places along the way ending in Gran Alacant which was the final pick-up. We then headed along the Costa Blanca coast passing the airport and going up the A31 past many of the old historic towns with castles such as Novelda, Sax, Petrer and Villena, then cutting through to the Font de la Figuera (Spring of the Fig Picker), and picking up the A35 past Moixent, Montesa, L’Alcudia de Crispins and Xativa before reaching Valencia, for us a journey of 4 hours (we got on at Cabo Roig).

While there are many different celebrations in the Fallas, the star of the show is the building of giant effigies which are burnt on the final night together with a massive firework display. Some of the effigies are huge (up to 20 metres high) and make fun of famous people mostly Spanish, though one of the best this year featured Elvis Presley with a number of other famous pop stars such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury etc. I must say the giants are amazing an it seems a shame to burn them though they do hand out some smaller sections of the figures to local children.

There was some concern over the weather on the day as rain was expected and in the event the celebrations went on in fine weather (though a bit chilly) and it actually started to rain as we got back on the coach for the journey home (and on through the night, some 6 inches of rain in all!).

We really enjoyed the whole event and the burnings are amazing, if rather smelly and dangerous, with burning pices of polystyrene flying everywhere, the fireworks were excellent, the display of flowers was amazing.

Valencia Road Map.

Learn lots more about Valencia here: http://www.needahandspanishproperties.com/valencia.html

June 16, 2011

Costa Blanca Markets

Filed under: Costa Blanca,Events,Spain — Tags: — needahand @ 7:30 am

One of the favourite pastimes for visitors to the Costa Blanca is browsing around one of the many local markets, a great place to buy fresh produce, leather goods and gifts. Certainly for women (if my wife is anything to go by!), this will be on the top of their list of excursions whilst on holiday. Read this excellent guide which outlines where and when you can find the best local markets on the Costa Blanca, Spain: Costa Blanca Markets. There are plenty to choose from, and there should be at least one in your local area, wherever you are staying on the Costa Blanca.

Map of Costa Blanca.

November 14, 2010

Benicassim Tickets 2011 Festival

Filed under: Costa del Azahar,Events,Spain — Tags: , , — needahand @ 12:22 pm

Tickets are now available for the 2011 FIB Heineken Benicassim Music Festival, which is scheduled for the 14th– 16th July 2011 in Benicassim. Make sure that you get your tickets booked early for this fabulous event which takes place in the coastal resort of Benicassim, on the Costa del Azahar, Valencia, Spain. The line up for the 2011 festival is yet to be announced, but as always, expect plenty of talent to be on show. Benicassim is a popular seaside resort, close to Castellon de la Plana, it has excellent sandy beaches and plenty of amenities and accommodation, though the offered tickets include 8 days camping on-site, if you prefer to rough it and take in the festival atmosphere. The currently offered £125 tickets are for ‘early bird’ Benicassim tickets only, and will not be around for long, expect to pay more once these tickets have gone.

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