Succulent plant greenhouse - 19 March 2019

Succulent plant greenhouse - 19 March 2019

I met my friend Paco some years ago. We got in touch with each other when he was looking for someone to help him practice his English. He is now a great friend of mine.

Paco runs two greenhouses growing succulent plants near the Poniente hospital. This morning we popped up to see Paco at his greenhouses. While there I took some photos of the place. You can see lots more photos in the Gallery.

To help him practice his English Paco arranges occasional visits to his greenhouses for groups of 2-8 English speaking people. These visits are free of charge.

In the past I have arranged trips to the greenhouses for members of the Friday Golf Society and the El Ejido Bowls Club. Speaking to Paco this morning he is happy for me to invite people who read this site to visit the greenhouses.

The visits normally take place in the morning. The days or the week can vary a bit but normally do not include Mondays as that is always a busy day for Paco.

The visits normally last between 1-2 hours depending on how many questions you ask. During that time Paco provides a great insight into the way the plants are grown.

The greenhouses are about 10 minutes drive from Almerimar. I can provide people with a map with the route to the greenhouses.

So if any readers are interested in visiting Paco's greenhouses please get in touch with me. I can then put you in touch with Paco so you can arrange your visit.

Normally I get my warnings about bank holidays when I visit Mercadona and see signs saying what days they are closed. As Mercadona is now closed and not opening again until 14 March I did not get a warning from there about Andalucia Day.

Luckily a friend asked me recently whether it was a bank holiday this coming Thursday. I had a look on the internet and found out it is a regional bank holiday for Andalucia. So watch out for other businesses being closed on Thursday 28 February 2019. As well as Mercadona of course.

PS I wonder if the small Coriván supermarket in the back of Porto Fino will get much more business in the next couple of weeks.

Clásica de Almería 2019

Thanks to a Facebook friend for posting this online (you know who you are). I have lifted the picture and posted it here.

You can see the full itinerary for the day including anticipated timings here. Also, here is a link to the site for the event (even though the link says 2018).

I am sure that a mamil who is ex of this parish (Bryn J) would have wanted to watch it.

On 27 January 2005 it snowed in Almerimar for the first time in about 50 years, Later on in the same winter we also had a storm with hailstones the size of golf balls. We thought that we had brought the snow with us from England.

I made the video above from photos people donated to the Memorias de Almerimar Facebook page. I hope you enjoy it.

Yesterday I read somewhere on Facebook that Almerimar will be hosting the petanque (petanca) world championships in May 2019. Now I cannot find the item where I found this out so I have had a poke around on Google.

The page here on European Petanque Federation site confirms that the singles, doubles and mixed doubles events will take place here on 2-5 May 2019.

Almerimar Xmas 2018

I picked this image up off the Almerimar Junta Local Facebook page. Local events over Christmas.


As you can see from the poster above copied from the El Ejido Cultura site the Belén in El Ejido is now open for viewing at the town hall. I am sure people can work out opening dates and times from the poster above.

Event Sunday 11 November 2018

Thanks to Cristina G for this information about an event this coming Sunday.

Bring a plate of food or a dessert to the pensioners centre and enjoy tasting stuff. From 12:30.

One of our readers, Jacqui M (a different Jacqui M from my darling wife), has been in touch with details of the Burns Night Supper 2019 in Almerimar....

The event will take place at the Espigon Bar on Saturday 26 January 2019. It will be a 4 course dinner/dance. Wine and toasts are included. Price per person: 25 euros.

Jacqui has given me some contact details to pass on to people who are interested in taking part. Please get in touch with me if you would like the contact details for the organisers.

Halloween 2018

Just spotted the poster above on the Facebook page of the Junta Local de Almerimar.


The Friday Golf Society (FGS) and the El Ejido Bowls Club (EEBC) have booked a bodega trip from Almerimar for Tuesday 16 October 2018.

The venue is Bodegas Perfer which is about 1 1/2 hours away in the province of Almería.

We have some spaces available on the trip if any non-members are interested in taking part.

What is unique about the bodega is their blue wines, of which there are 3 varieties. The bodega also produces red, white and rose wines. Here is their website containing more details:

We will travel there and back by coach. With the coach picking people up and dropping them back to places close to where they live in the central area of Almerimar.

There will be a trip around the bodega, wine tasting, lunch and an opportunity to buy some wine.

The cost for non-members of FGS or EEBC is 30 euros.

We expect to leave Almerimar at about 10am and expect to return here by late afternoon.
If you are interested in attending please get in touch as soon as possible.

The menu for the lunch is:

                FRIED PUMPKIN
               RABBIT WITH GARLIC
                        BOTH WITH
               POTATOES POBRE

Petanque tent - 1 October 2018

Further to the earlier article here about the upcoming petanque competition. While I was up on the cliff this morning i took a photo of the tent they have built for the competition.