Mercadona opening hours
At the beginning of the state of alarm, Mercadona shortened the hours of its supermarkets. In the case of the Valencian chain, they have been opening from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., in addition to giving priority to shopping for the elderly, people with disabilities, people with reduced mobility, pregnant women, and the necessary companions.

El Corte Inglés opening hours
Supercor and Hipercor will open their doors from 10 am to 8 pm, from Monday to Saturday; and from 11 am to 8 pm, on Sundays and holidays.

In addition, El Corte Inglés has intensified its ‘online’ and telephone services. It has also added new phone lines available to citizens. The enabled number is 901 930 930.

Likewise, the Corte Inglés, in order to reward the great work being carried out by the health workers, has launched a special delivery service for this group.

Carrefour opening hours
Carrefour has established opening hours from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (previously it closed at 10:00 p.m.) and also controls the capacity of customers to avoid crowds.

Carrefour stores have masks, gloves and disinfectant gel.

Dia supermarket hours

The Dia chain supermarkets open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lidl schedule

The Lidl chain has cut its opening hours by one hour, closing all hours at 20:00 instead of 21:00. Only 50 people can enter at a time and access is also limited to one person per household.

Consum supermarket opening hours

Consum also reduces its hours and opens its supermarkets from 10:00 to 20:00. It also guarantees the separation of one meter between customers with informative posters and signs on the ground that must be respected when queuing to pay. Consum also limits the number of articles of the same reference. Only six can be purchased per customer.

Aldi schedule

Like the rest of the supermarkets, Aldi also has special opening hours. Its stores are open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the chain recommends that its clients attend individually and respecting the maximum capacity of 50 people.

Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim in New York City, and literally hundreds of more places where you can gain knowledge about art, history, and science. This collection is especially good for students who are looking for ways to stay on top of their studies while schools are closed.

  1. Make your own games. Get a supply of  cards, children’s scissors, glue and anything else you may want to make some fun games. Old school games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey or Snakes and Ladders can all be easily made at home and will keep the children occupied for some time. (Note: You will probably have to help out with smaller children.)
  2. Cooking and baking. Once a week plan a cooking or baking day. Involve the kids in the process from the beginning — let them chose from a selection of recipes that you have ingredients for. If the child can read, get them to read from the recipe book. Step by step, help them to work through the instructions. Try to avoid the temptation of doing it yourself.
  3. Make an assault course. Old pieces of wood, boxes, buckets, garden chairs — anything that can be jumped over, under or around. Tell the children to time each other around the assault course. The course can be completed on a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, or simply by running.
  4. Build a garden patch (if you have a garden that is). Dedicate a small patch in the garden to the kids. Plant flowers, herbs, lettuce — anything that grows quickly and gives them the satisfaction of having produced something. If your kids are small, just give them a spade, put on their old clothes, and let them loose. I read recently that gardeners are the happiest people alive. The explanation was that there is a form of bacteria in the soil that actually makes you happy. No harm giving it a go; we all want happy and relaxed children.
  5. Go camping. Build a tent indoors or outdoors with blankets and sheets. Once the tent is up, give them a torch and a picnic to take with them. I guarantee you won’t see them for hours.
  6. Go on picnics. You don’t have to go far to have a picnic — my children regularly ask for a picnic out the garden. I give them whatever I have in the fridge. You’d be amazed how once it is packed in a plastic container and eaten on a blanket on the grass, how much the atmosphere romanticizes the most boring of sandwiches.
  7. Have a treasure hunt. Make a treasure map with clues to find some treasure you have hidden somewhere in the garden. It doesn’t have to be expensive or big — any little treat will be exciting when it is found outdoors.
  8. Create a Corona virus Diary. Encourage the little ones to keep a Diary or scrapbook. They can take photos of special days and write about them. It will become a lovely memory book for them in the future — and also keep them busy for hours.
  9. Get jamming. Grab some musical instruments — things like bongos, shakers or tambourines, and get jamming. Get your kids to sing and dance along. (Alternatively, you can stick on Baby Shark, let your hair down, and dance on the furniture.)
  10. Make a movie. Get your phone and some Star Wars/Barbie figures. They can create it themselves and use Windows MovieMaker to edit it afterwards. They get to have creative fun and you can make it into a movie night when finished (any excuse for popcorn)
  11. Paint. One of the nicest ways to express your creativity is to use paint. Get large sheets of paper and lots of paint. Go mad and use your hands and feet — it’s liberating. To avoid any stress, prepare the area well and cover with plastic or newspaper. Have some water on hand to wash when you are finished.
  12. Get into jewellery making. Go to a bead shop and stock up on beads, wire and clasps, and get busy making your own jewellery. This activity can be done with the smallest of children, just be sure to get appropriate bead sizes for different age groups. The children will be so proud to wear the jewellery that they have made.
  13. Sketching. Go to a local park to sketch. They all had their own sketch pads and pencils, and they were encouraged to draw what they saw around them. They all had so much fun and want to make it a regular date.
  14. Take nature walks. Go on nature walks with a purpose. On the beach, collect shells and stones to later make a shell castle or shell and stone sculptures. In the Campo, get kids to seek out different sorts of bugs, plants or trees. Alternatively, give them a map to plot the route you are taking. By giving them control and a plan will ensure they don’t get bored too quickly.
  15. Have a clear out. Get the kids to clear out their rooms and have a go at selling the “crap” on-line. You could make a little bit of money . Pool all the money together and use it to pay for an outing for the whole family.
  16. Visit the library (If it is open). Use your local library regularly. In most libraries you can get more than books; you can get movies and music. Make a day out of it. Do some reading while you’re there instead of getting some books and heading home. Give your children a love of books — it is one of the best gifts you can give them
  17. Have a “Chill Day”. With all that activity planned, kids will also need some down time. Make sure you plan some days where you just chill, watch some movies, read some books, and take it easy.Image result for schools out

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At Laude San Pedro International College we strive to be the international school of choice for the national and expatriate community in Marbella, pursuing academic excellence whilst reflecting the identity of our students in all of our work and school celebrations.

Our educational provision, offering the full British Curriculum (the International Primary Curriculum, GCSEs and ALevels) and Spanish equivalent (ESO and Bachillerato) in a happy and inclusive environment are unique in the area; whilst our cutting-edge learning technology and state of the art performing arts and sports facilities are some of the factors that set us apart from the other Schools.

Our GCSE and A Level results, as well as the Spanish Selectividad, are well above the national averages in both countries and we will continue working in this direction to ensure our students have the best opportunities to enter top universities worldwide and be successful and progress in their future careers.

For international students who have just relocated we also offer an extremely successful Accelerated English Programme and Personalised Student Services, so that pupils have the support they need to access the curriculum and make amazing progress.


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Electric scooters have risen enormously in popularity in the last year and are now considered a convenient method of transport. More and more people are opting to use scooters to get to work in the mornings or to move around towns and cities. The benefits of these scooters are clear: they are quick, cheap to run and can be folded and carried around easily.

We must admit we loved the idea of zipping about town with minimal effort, no need to circle round for parking etc. But the speed of some of them did have us concerned and a friend of ours already picked up a 200€ fine!

New regulations have been put in place by Spain’s Directorate of Traffic after drivers, pedestrians and policemen complained about the dangerous practices of some electric scooter users.

Now, after thousands of complaints and accidents, Spain’s Directorate of Traffic has announced a series of temporary regulations that electric scooter users must comply with. The regulations are standing in until new laws in line with the European Union are passed.

Sub-director at the General Directorate of Traffic has said that the formal regulation of personal transporter vehicles has been requested by policemen who struggle to respond to certain situations involving electric scooters. He added that a lot of officers believe they are having a negative impact on road safety, especially in bigger towns and cities.

The regulation considers personal transporters as vehicles with one or more wheels that are designed for one person and are propelled exclusively by electric motors, with a maximum speed between 6 and 25 kilometres per hour.

The regulation states the electric scooters can’t circulate on the pavement

According to the regulations, electric scooters are no longer allowed to circulate on the pavement or on pedestrian zones, as they can put pedestrians in harms way. A €200 sanction will be given to electric scooters circulating in areas meant exclusively for pedestrians.

People on scooters will also be obliged to undergo alcohol and drug tests and would be fined between €500 and €1,000 in the case of exceeding alcohol rates or in the presence of drugs. The use of mobile phones and earplugs is also completely banned and users will be fined €200 if found to do so. More punishable offences are circulating at night without wearing a reflecting vest or a lighting system and more than one person at a time on the scooter.

If a minor is fined, it will be the parents or guardians who will be liable for the infraction committed by the person under 18 years of age.





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Specsavers Ópticas Marbella and Fuengirola have launched a campaign to collect non-perishable food for those in need on the Costa del Sol.

It has joined the Operación Kilo Campaign, thanks to a collaboration with the Costa del Sol’s Food Bank (Bancosol). Bancosol distributes food via charities and associations to help the most vulnerable people in society. They contribute to a network of food banks operating throughout Spain which is currently supplying food to 1.5 million people. Specsavers Ópticas will be collecting food for them until the end of the year.

Bancosol are particularly in need of the following non-perishable foods – oil, milk, tinned foods and meals, beans and pulses. These products can be dropped into Specsavers Ópticas in Fuengirola or Marbella.

You can find them on Avenida Ramon y Cajal 6 in Fuengirola, by the bus station, or on Avenida Ricardo Soriano 12, next to Massimo Dutti. Donations are very welcome in both stores until the end of the year. Visit to find your nearest store.

The directors of these opticians are asking for donations of food in return for their free eye test and encouraging anyone who recently had a free eye test to also join the collection and bring in some food to donate between the 27th of November and the end of the year.

Find out more about the important work Bancosol is doing on their website or follow them on Facebook @bancosolmalaga


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  • Specsavers is a partnership of almost 2,000 locally-run businesses throughout the UK, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand – all committed to delivering high quality, affordable optical and hearing care in the communities they serve.



  • More than 36 million customers are registered with Specsavers and the partnership had a turnover of more than £2.2bn in 2016/17
  • Specsavers Opticas supports several charities in Spain locally and nationally, including Lions Club, Red Cross and Banco de Alimentos.
  • Specsavers Opticas has been in Spain since 2006 and currently has nine stores; Marbella and Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, Santa Ponça Mallorca, Calpe, Javea, Benidorm, Guardamar del Segura, La Zenia and Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca.
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Knives Out


Cines Goya – Puerto Banus
Friday 29th November: 15:15, 17:45, 22:15
Saturday 30th November: 15:15, 17:45, 22:15
Sunday 1st December: 15:15, 17:45, 22:15
Monday 2nd December: 17:00, 21:45
Tuesday 3rd December: 17:00, 21:45
Wednesday 4th December: 17:00, 21:45
Thursday 5th December: 17:00, 21:45

Cinesur Miramar – Fuengirola
Friday 29th November: 16:15, 18:50, 21:30, 00:15
Saturday 30th November: 12:00, 16:15, 18:50, 21:30, 00:15
Sunday 1st December: 12:00, 16:15, 18:50, 21:30
Monday 2nd December: 16:15, 18:50, 21:30
Tuesday 3rd December: 16:15, 18:50, 21:30
Wednesday 4th December: 16:15, 18:50, 21:30
Thursday 5th December: 16:15, 18:50, 21:30

Yelmo Cinema – Plaza Mayor
Friday 29th November: 16:10
Saturday 30th November: 12:30, 16:10
Sunday 1st December: 12:30, 16:10
Monday 2nd December: 16:10, 17:20
Tuesday 3rd December: 16:10, 17:20, 18:40
Wednesday 4th December: 16:10, 17:20

Last Christmas


Cines Goya – Puerto Banus
Friday 29th November: 14:45, 18:00
Saturday 30th November: 14:45, 18:00
Sunday 1st December: 14:45, 18:00
Monday 2nd December: 17:30
Tuesday 3rd December: 17:30
Wednesday 4th December: 17:30

Yelmo Cinema – Plaza Mayor
Tuesday 3rd December: 20:05

Frozen II


Cines Goya – Puerto Banus
Friday 29th November: 15:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30
Saturday 30th November: 15:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30
Sunday 1st December: 12:00, 15:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:30
Monday 2nd December: 17:15, 19:15
Tuesday 3rd December: 17:15, 19:15
Wednesday 4th December: 17:15, 19:15

Cinesur Miramar – Fuengirola
Friday 29th November: 17:15, 19:30
Saturday 30th November: 12:00, 15:00, 17:15, 19:30
Sunday 1st December: 12:00, 15:00, 17:15, 19:30
Monday 2nd December: 17:15, 19:30
Tuesday 3rd December: 17:15, 19:30
Wednesday 4th December: 17:15, 19:30

Yelmo Cinema – Plaza Mayor
Tuesday 3rd December: 18:30

Ford v Ferrari


Cinesur Miramar – Fuengirola
Friday 29th November: 15:45
Saturday 30th November: 12:00, 15:45
Sunday 1st December: 12:00, 15:45
Monday 2nd December: 15:45
Tuesday 3rd December: 15:45
Wednesday 4th December: 15:45

Yelmo Cinema – Plaza Mayor
Friday 29th November: 16:00
Saturday 30th November: 16:00
Sunday 1st December: 16:00
Monday 2nd December: 16:00
Tuesday 3rd December: 16:00, 19:00
Wednesday 4th December: 16:00

The Irishman


Cines Goya – Puerto Banus
Friday 29th November: 15:30, 18:00
Saturday 30th November: 15:30, 18:00
Sunday 1st December: 15:30, 18:00
Monday 2nd December: 17:30
Tuesday 3rd December: 17:30
Wednesday 4th December: 17:30


Cines Goya – Puerto Banus
Friday 29th November: 22:15
Saturday 30th November: 22:15
Sunday 1st December: 22:15
Monday 2nd December: 21:30
Tuesday 3rd December: 21:30
Wednesday 4th December: 21:30

Cinesur Miramar – Fuengirola
Monday 2nd December: 15:45
Tuesday 3rd December: 15:45

Yelmo Cinema – Plaza Mayor
Tuesday 3rd December: 21:05



Cines Goya – Puerto Banus
Monday 2nd December: 17:45



Cines Goya – Puerto Banus
Friday 29th November: 15:45
Saturday 30th November: 15:45
Sunday 1st December: 15:45
Monday 2nd December: 17:00
Tuesday 3rd December: 17:00
Wednesday 4th December: 17:00

Yelmo Cinema – Plaza Mayor
Tuesday 3rd December: 19:05

Ghost Fleet


Cinesur Miramar – Fuengirola
Friday 29th November: 21:45
Saturday 30th November: 21:45
Sunday 1st December: 21:45
Monday 2nd December: 21:45
Tuesday 3rd December: 21:45
Wednesday 4th December: 21:45