December 2007 Archive

Autumn and Winter in Moraira

Ooooh, lovely! Autumn has arrived in Moraira. We all love the hot summer months, and the town and beaches bustling with happy holidaymakers, but take a look at these photos of Moraira in Autumn and you will appreciate why the Costa Blanca appeals to so many people as a holiday get-away, or retirement home, throughout the year.

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn brings plenty of sunny days, warm enough to sunbathe, enjoy lunch or coffee outside on the seafront, or take a leisurely stroll along some of Moraira´s many lovely tree-lined boulevards, sea-side promenades and beaches. You could even take a dip in the Med if you’re feeling a bit brave – lots of people do swim in the sea throughout the year.

You know that Autumn is on its way before the leaves start to turn, or the summer holidaymakers start to leave. The shop windows are suddenly transformed to display winter boots, warm jackets with fur collars, coats, scarves, hats and woolly jumpers. And we all can’t wait to wear them! It’s a fashion thing ………. In the UK, we wear lots of layers to keep warm. Here in Moraira, we wear lots of layers because it’s stylish, and so we can peel them off when the sun comes out!

The town is much quieter, of course, so you can browse the bargain rails in all the boutiques at your leisure, and maybe pick up that great outfit you saw in the summer at less than half price! You don’t always need to book to get the best table at your favourite restaurant and, because it’s quieter, you will get an even warmer welcome – the restaurants in Moraira really appreciate their winter customers, when business can be a bit slack for them.

Avda De La Paz, Moraira

Avda De La Paz, Moraira

Some of the trees lose their leaves in Autumn, like these along Avenida de la Paz in Moraira. We call these “the trees that hold hands”, as their branches are being trained to meet in the middle and provide a lovely canopy of shade in the summer. But there’s still lots of colour and interest around the town and in our gardens–oranges and lemons are ripe on the trees, and how about this poinsettia? It’s 4 metres tall, and its timing is perfect every year, with these lovely red bracts appearing at the beginning of December in time for Christmas. The strelizia (bird of paradise) flowers are in full bloom in my garden, and the bougainvillea, and the geraniums.

Autumn Flowers

Autumn Flowers

And now I’m off to Iceland – the supermarket, that is, which has just opened in nearby Benissa! Must stock up on a few Christmas essentials that I can’t get in Moraira or nearby Javea, like the extra wide foil for the turkey and some real, fresh, double cream. No, I definitely won’t be buying any turkey twizzlers!!

Enjoy the pictures taken Dec 2007

Feliz Navidad !

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Moraira Beach

Moraira Beach

Moraira Castle

Moraira Castle

Sally

Sally!

Sea Front Towards Marina

Sea Front Towards Marina

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Autumn in Moraira

Moraira El Portet

Moraira El Portet

Ifach Rock

Ifach Rock

Many Thanks to Ali for this post

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Posted by on Monday 17th December 2007

Moraira Sport Development

Moraira Sport is a new and unique development of 22 semi detached, modern duplex houses intergrated within a small purpose built complex, comprising; Large swimming pool, beautiful gardens, lighting, second heated pool for the winter months, tennis courts and an adventure playground.

It’s the only development of it’s kind in Moraira, and offers 3 and 4 bed properties. The quality of build is excellent throughout and prices are competetive at around 375,000 euros for a 4 bed property!

Plan View

Plan View

Shower

Shower

Quality Woodwork

Quality Woodwork

Staircase

Staircase

Bathroom

Bathroom

Lounge

Lounge

Kitchen

Kitchen

Main structure Reinforced concrete structure and foundation against seismic action, in accordance with current regulations.

Facades With Cotegrán type stone facing. Thermal – acoustic expanded polystyrene base insulation in air chamber fill and plaster finished brick partitioning.

Paving and Tiling PORCELANOSA gres stone paving, in lounge and passageways.

Vaporised beech colour parquet in bedrooms. Slip-proof rustic gres stone paving for exteriors on terrace and veranda.

PORCELANOSA gres stone tiling in kitchen and bathrooms.

Ceilings Plaster ceilings in kitchen, bathrooms, lounge, corridors and passages. Plaster moulding in kitchen, bathrooms and corridors.

Exterior Woodwork PVC doors and windows, with double-glazing insulating panes with air chamber 6+10+4mm, type CLIMALIT.

Aluminium slatted shutters on bedroom and lounge windows.

Interior Woodwork Doors in corridors and fitted wardrobes in compact and fully lined wood veneer

Paint Plain plastic paint on bathroom and kitchen ceilings.

Plain painted upright facings.

Sanitary Units Bathrooms in first class vitrified porcelain, make ROCA or similar.

Chromium mixer taps, mark GROHE.

Kitchen High and low kitchen units with granite worktop.

Vitroceramic hob with 4 hotplates, electric oven and extractor hood. Mark AEG.

Conection for dishwasher.

Hot water by 100 litre electric heater.

Heating Hot and cold pre-installation in lounge – dining room and bedrooms.

Fireplace in lounge – dining room.

Other Equipment Remote control automatic garage door.

Individual alarm. 9 free months conection to domotic central function.

Electrical installation according to Low Voltage Regulation, with power to contract up to 8.8 Kw.

VHF, UHF, FM collective aerial and also satellite dish.

Individual outdoor barbecue.

Urbanisation Large swimming pool with children’s playground, with podium – solarium, terrace and turfed zones.

Panoramic lift.

Community landscaped areas, walk and leisure zones.

Sports zone with heated swimming pool and paddle court.

Woodland exercise zone, equipped with children’s games and equipment.

Insurance Ten-year guarantee for the basic works, in compliance with Law 38/99 of 5th November on Building Ordinance Law (L.O.E.).

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Posted by on Friday 14th December 2007

Moraira Christmas Lights

Moraira Christmas lights are a real joy to see over the festive season. The Spanish celebrate their Christmas on the 6th of Jan known as the Three Kings. It’s a fabulous time of year with a wonderful procession, band and fireworks. It’s a great excuse for the expat community here to celebrate Xmas twice!

Moraira Christmas Lights

Moraira Christmas Lights

Moraira Christmas Lights

Moraira Christmas Lights

Moraira Christmas Lights

Moraira Christmas Lights

Moraira Christmas Lights

Moraira Christmas Lights

Palm Roundabout

Palm Roundabout

Seascape Roundabout

Seascape Roundabout

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Posted by on Sunday 9th December 2007