Calendar Girls (and Boys) hit the headlines in Spain

Calendar Girls (and Boys). Image: Juanjo y David/Abanilla City Council.

With a population of just 16 the Pena Zafra de Abajo, a tiny hamlet of Fortuna in the Murcia region of Spain has made the headlines for all the right reasons.

The Zafra 16 wanted to raise awareness of their land, and their traditions and, at the same time, raise some money for the many activities carried out by the Neighbourhood Association.

And they have succeeded!

From being unknown to many, even to the inhabitants of the Region of Murcia, the Zafra 16  have made headlines in the national press and have been the subject of reports on national television channels.

The reason has been that residents of the hamlet, or who maintain links with it, are starring in their very own Calendar Girls nude calendar for 2023.

Appearing on the programme ‘Zapeando’ on La Sexta channel, a very happy Adrian Ruiz and his wife, Lucia Nicolas, confirmed: “It has gone out of our hands.”

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Originally from Derbyshire, Anna has lived in the middle of nowhere on the Costa Blanca for 19 years. She is passionate about her animal family including four dogs and four horses, musicals and cooking.