01 June 2009
Siesta Show Webisode 66 - Ex-Pats clean up their act!

In today's webisode Colin strikes out on his own! He meets up with a group of ex-pats and holiday owners who have started up an action group to help clean up the area that they love the most in Spain, the fabulous port of La Duquesa in Manilva, on the Costa Del Sol.

Special thanks to Manilva Autos for their Sponsorship of this dedicated team of people.

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Latest 5 comments:

The Crazy Gang on 04 June 2009 @ 07:30 said:
Hi all

Just to bring you all up to date, all is now sweetness and light and we have a full green light from the Mayoress to carry on with our efforts.

It would appear that some political mischief was at foot and the volunteers were wrongly identified as part of a plot to discredit the Mayoress. This is complete nonesense as everyone can plainly see. Happy to set the record straight.


David on 03 June 2009 @ 14:05 said:
You´d think that with 600 people employed by Manilva Town Hall, they could spare a couple of people to clean the port. I find it amazing that with such high staffing levels, so little gets done in Manilva. I watch them stroll in on a morning, do a bit of work then head to the bar for breakfast and then they´re off home at 3.00pm, which usually actually means any time from 2.30pm.

I´m not being political here. As far as I´m concerned, politicians from both sides are scum, as we´ve seen in the UK recently.

derek55 on 03 June 2009 @ 13:17 said:
Well done to all concerned in cleaning up the port. I did contact the editor of the Resident some time ago to get them to make a noise about the condition of the footpaths and especially the steps.
He replied that it was not up to one organisation but each part of the port is the responsability of each individual Community.
I am sure the Presidents of the respective communities will be pleased that you are doing their work for them.
So keep up the good work and chase the Presidents for money from their budgets.

See you in Cbar soon


Norman Sands on 03 June 2009 @ 09:49 said:
Whether intended or not this is good political stuff.

On the practical side is it a good thing for unlikely looking manual workers to volunteer to carry out this work, unsupervised with amateur tools, no protective clothing etc. etc. not to mention insurance in this politically correct world.

Visited the doc the other day who told me that all GPs now have to go on a course to learn how to wash their hands.

Not to mention whose jobs are being hijacked in these economic times?

Still all bored ex-pats should be allowed their fun, shouldn't they???

dr david ashby on 03 June 2009 @ 01:35 said:
well done chris at last aprogram that tells the true story of expats we dont all take every thing people like you on your program give a true picture.
david sorry i meant colin to many vino tontos

Recent episodes:

01 June 2009
Siesta Show Webisode 66 - Ex-Pats clean up their act!
In today's webisode Colin strikes out on his own! He meets up with a group of ex-pats and holiday owners who have started up an action group to help clean up the area that they love the most in Spain, the fabulous port of La Duquesa in Manilva, on the Costa Del Sol. Special thanks to Manilva Autos for their Sponsorship of this dedicated team of people.
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17 April 2009
Siesta Show Webisode 51 - Ex-pats follow the broken brick road!
For today's show we visited Coto Real and Arenal developments in the Manilva area of Andalucia, as they have a problem with the road... as in, where is it? See what they had to say about the terrible state of a road that is certainly no fairytale!   After filming this show, Colin spoke to Chris Olsen of the Foreign Residents Office in the Manilva Town Hall. Chris was very understanding and spoke frankly about the situation and stated that this is just one of the issues that the new Mayoress of Manilva, Antonia Muńoz, and her team are facing head on following the somewhat rapid change of administration here in Manilva. Further Chris was very helpful and spoke of a meeting that they were already arranging, prior to Eye on Spain’s filming, with the developers and the administration of both developments, and also stated that the problem is not as clear cut as it seems to appear to the owners of both developments. They intend to release a public statement early next week which we will bring to you, so watch this space !  
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13 April 2009
Siesta Show Webisode 49 - Back from Easter Holidays
Today we sat on the beach at La Duquesa and chat about our Easter holiday break in Madrid, what's comming up later this week and next week.
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All episodes in chronological order:

- Welcome to The Siesta Show and enjoy some Spanish cakes with us
- An interview with Inez Rix, Spanish schools and universities, the property market and more
- Join us for churros con chocolate today, we just can't stop eating them!
- A chat with "technoape" about moving to Spain and the cost of living here
- The weather in Spain was terrible today, so today's show is very short!
- We go for tapas to Lo de Andres in Sabinillas
- Learning the basics of Spanish and kids in Spanish school - Part 1
- Part 2 of Lisa's chat about the basics of learning Spanish
- Meet Eye on Spain's first ever member and hear about why she moved to Spain
- Today's trip to the white mountain village of Casares
- Justin gives some advice and buying and selling property in Spain
- We go shopping to find out which Spanish supermarket is the cheapest
- We visit Adana, the dog rescue charity to see what they do and what help they need - Part 1
- Part 2 of our visit to check out expats helping abandoned dogs in Spain
- We take you for a tour of Manilva, the home of Eye on Spain
- We take a brief tour of the city of Malaga, it's more than just an airport
- We messed up a little today, it takes longer to make cheese than we thought
- Our guest today tells us all about international schools in Spain
- Antonio takes us for a tour of his home town of Estepona - Part 1
- We go out and about to find out how the Spanish celebrate Valentines Day
- Part 2 of Antonio's fascinating tour of Estepona and what life was like 50 years ago
- We meet up with Juan Ocaña as he shows how to they make goats cheese
- Part 2 of our visit to the cheese factory and Susan tries to find Juan a girlfriend
- Justin gets mauled by a bulldog as Susan chats away about dogs in Spain
- Menu del dia - The easy way to a cheap meal in Spain
- We go to the market to buy some fruit and veg. Good time to learn some Spanish
- We go and check out a local flamenco dance lesson
- Justin tells us about the new look website and what's coming up
- We find an honest estate agent to talk about the current state of the market
- We chat to Myra about issues and problems affecting expats in Spain
- Learn some basic Spanish with us today
- We review some of the programmes to watch on Spanish TV
- Top chef Figueras shows us how to cook the perfect Spanish omelette
- Part 2 of our Spanish omelette cooking lesson
- Elizabeth gives us some advice on curtains for your property in Spain
- We visit little Talia and find out about her journey through the Spanish health system
- We go for a brief tour of Marbella old town
- Learn some Spanish with Susan today and learn to tell people what you like
- We take a look at the issue of damp in properties in Spain
- We visit some more new properties suffering serious damp issues in Spain
- Siesta show takes a week's break and asks for your feedback
- We're back after our week off from filming
- A day out at La Quinta Golf and Country Club
- Siesta Show Webisode 44 - Learn how to say "one can" in Spanish.
- Siesta Show Webisode 45 - Residencia in Spain - What you need to know
- Siesta Show Webisode 46 - Ex-pats, Driving and the Guardia Civil
- Siesta Show Webisode 47 - Golf Lessons in Spain Part 1
- Learn how to cook a tasty Huevos a la Flamenca
- Siesta Show Webisode 49 - Back from Easter Holidays
- Siesta Show Webisode 50 - Golf Lessons in Spain Part 2
- Siesta Show Webisode 51 - Ex-pats follow the broken brick road!
- Siesta Show Webisode 52 - How to order coffee in Spain.
- Siesta Show Webisode 53 - Learn more Spanish as "we go"
- Siesta Show Webisode 54 - EOS does Top Gear (not!)
- Siesta Show Webisode 55 - More Spanish lessons 'in Colour'
- Siesta Show Webisode 56 - We're back and we're stronger than ever!
- Siesta Show Webisode 57 - More Golf Putting Lessons
- Siesta Show Webisode 58 - How to order a beer in Spain
- Siesta Show Webisode 59 - Typical Spanish Evenings?
- Siesta Show Webisode 60 - Typical Spanish Evenings? (part 2)
- Siesta Show Webisode 61 - A day out at the spectacular Feria in Jerez
- Siesta Show Webisode 62 - Let's have some fun, watch these outtakes from previous shows
- Siesta Show Webisode 63 - Save the Chiringuitos Campaign
- Siesta Show Webisode 64 - More Golf Putting Lessons (Part 2)
- Siesta Show Webisode 65 - Golf Putting Do's and Don'ts
- Siesta Show Webisode 66 - Ex-Pats clean up their act!
- Siesta Show Webisode 67 - An interview with retired couple Jan and George
- Siesta Show Webisode 68 - The true cost of living in Spain!
- Siesta Show Webisode 69 - Learning Spanish Courses Reviewed
- Siesta Show Webisode 70 - How we started and where we are going!
- Siesta Show Webisode 71 - How to Attract Spanish Women!
- Siesta Show Webisode 72 - How to Attract Spanish Women! (part 2)
- Siesta Show Webisode 73 - Spanish Wine Tasting Amateur Night!
- Siesta Show Webisode 74 - Common problems with Pools in Spain.
- Siesta Show Webisode 75 - Common problems with Pools in Spain (part 2)
- Siesta Show 76 - Last Minute Car Hire and Airport Information
- Siesta Show Webisode 77 - The spectacular Spanish festival of San Juan
- Siesta Show Webisode 78 - No show this week and this is why!
- Siesta Show Webisode 79 - The Eye on Spain 5th Birthday Bash

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