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New Year 2013 – Spanish style!!

miraflores tennis club

Miraflores tennis club has become the homebase for us and a party was held to see out the old and bring in the New Year. All the tennis playing regulars were there and the music spanned 7 decades! Yes from Nat King Cole to Adele! And of course Jack Flash was really jumping!

Because of the one hour difference the New Year was celebrated twice! Once for Spain and then for the UK! But of course unlike Christmas at home in Belfast,  the big celebration here is the 6th Jan – the Three Kings – when all presents are given.

New Years Day begins very sluggishly not surprisingly. All shops and cafes are closed but gradually come to life around midday. The norm though is for restaurants to close at 4 pm – something to know if searching for food early in the evening.

On the sea front at La Cala Mijas nearby are outdoor exercise spots which are great for cranking up the engines after New Years Eve revelry!

No tennis today for us although there was a mix in available at Miraflores club for the energetic. A cool start to the Year weatherwise but may pick up.

The sporting phenomenon here is padel tennis which is a cross between squash and tennis. Very popular and growing. Would suit the Windsor lads to a tee!

Hasta luego!

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Windsor Tennis Club Belfast