By Nicole King •
Published: 16 Dec 2021 • 14:06
9-year-old boy almost left blind after suffering rare "Covid eye". Image - Anglela Morey
IT’S not often that I don’t know what to say, or write, but now and then it happens. Not that I don’t have information to share it’s just that there’s so much of it I don’t know perhaps where to start.
The past few weeks have been non-stop with events, charity happenings, WhatsApps, Messenger, emails and work, all added into one seemingly continuous day. Again, not that they aren’t all fun and super worthwhile, just perhaps too much to process now that I want to settle down and write my column.
Whilst driving around the words seem to flow; firstly I half-write in my mind all the traffic incidents that are well worthy of a column, whether it be how to use the new parking meters where you have to introduce your number plate and who knows what else just to get a ticket, the lack of respect for zebra crossings or the fact that lorries hurtle through our city along the A7 with absolutely no regard for the speed limits or the cyclists. Can’t they be made to use the motorway and only access the city at the point they really need to be?
I also half wrote a column on the fabulous One in a Million campaign by TRE to support Cudeca and the memory of Joan Hunt and the plans to convert her home into a children’s ward. Also worthy would be that once again Sandro of Villa Tiberio is holding his annual event also to support this cancer hospice, which is on tonight. Even though this might be short notice they might still have a few spaces so please do contact the restaurant and check.
I also started to write about the most incredible Cirque de Siroko event by Hadas Caradas – The Food Fairies. The objective was to raise funds to ensure local families will all eat and kids will receive gifts this Christmas. It was undeniably one of the best events I’ve been to for ever!! The food, service, décor, staff, costumes and varied entertainment exceeded anything you could expect in just one evening, with a host of singers and acrobatic performers from start to finish.
I also wanted to write about the Bollywood event which I co-presented with a famous song producer Biddu, organised by the Rotary Club Marbella-Guadalmina. The décor delightful and the atmosphere quite unique with most women dressed in Saris and the men surprisingly also quite on point.
Last Saturday Nina Nolte hosted a Christmas Cocktail and pop up show in her gallery, presenting her print on demand collections, the Marbella Love Mugs supporting local artists and the promotion of suicide prevention helplines and Oscar Udeshi with his tailor to measure garments, including jeans, jackets and lovely accessories – all of the above making for the perfect seasonal gifts.
I however have not managed to finish any of the columns, whether started on my laptop or just in my head, leaving this as my contribution for this week. A little bit of everything, but not much of anything.
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