Well, despite a downpour earlier on in the morning, the rain cleared and the sun poked it’s head out a few times and the family day in Castillo went ahead and was a resounding success.
There was a very good turnout and as far as I could tell, a good time was had by all. The kids were entertained with the bouncy castles and swings while the adults enjoyed a variety of performances including Flamenco and singing.
There were many stalls offering food and products from many different countries – had to try some gorgeous looking cupcakes… as well as the expected tapas, bocadillos (small rolls) and drinks.
The municipality of Manilva has one of the highest percentages of foreign residents in Andalucia – 42% in fact. The highest percentage of the foreign residents are British, followed by Moroccan, then Romanian. With such a mixture of traditions and cultures, this was an ideal event for everyone to get together and appreciate it.
As a final treat, for anyone who didn’t make it. I videoed one of the the Flamenco dances – I was biased as my daughter is in fact one of the dancers – I think she’s very good considering she is not native Spanish and has only been dancing a few years… and by they way, the group are available to dance at private functions and parties so, if you want a bit of “Español” at your next “do” give the dance teacher a call. She is called Eva Cabrera and she can be reached on 671 655 868.