Guest Blogger: Caroline Cunningham
Zelma came to rest beside me as I waited for the train to Torreblanca. Perhaps she sensed that this was my first visit or maybe she sensed something of my holistic back-ground. This senior lady from the UK is coping with cancer and she planned to spend some recovery time in her Spanish holiday home in Fuengirola. The flight from Dublin to Malaga had been smooth and it was very convenient that the train station was within a stone’s throw of the arrivals area.
When the train arrived Zelma accompanied me and provided me with tips on the how best to get about in this part of the Costa del Sol. I waved to her as I disembarked the train at my destination.
I made my way to the lovely apartment provided by my host, a very kind lady from Waterford by the name of Brenda Bergin. Brenda is a supporter of the arts has been especially supportive of my recent artistic endeavours.
I needed to get away during the December period. Christmas TV is not my thing and the absence of natural light has a tendency to bring another darkness to the fore. Like the heroine character in my Peruvian tales, I realised that having an escape plan would be especially good at the close of 2016.2016 was an incredible year of challenge and adversity but with my highest achievements reached towards the end. In the Malaga environs, I intended to catch up on some writing in peaceful surroundings. I could not have asked for a more perfect spot.
I awoke each morning to the sight of the rising sun on the ocean horizon as the waves rolled in and out on the strand beneath my balcony. At that early hour many people were on the move getting their morning walks and jogs or using the exercise bars along the promenade. Even seniors with walking frames were on the move. There was no excuse for me. The walk to Fuengirola is approximately 30 minutes but I have to confess I stopped to take photos of the many fine sculptures and sites along the way.Torreblanca is popular with British and Scandinavians who have invested in property here. Many make use of their retirement to spend time in the sun with family. It is especially useful for people like Zelma who need respite as the warm and sunny climate is more favourable. The week before Christmas was quiet. Many of the restaurants were closed but there were still plenty to choose from.
Thank you to Brenda Bergin once again for facilitating my visit. I can see why seniors benefit from trips to Malaga. Flights are inexpensive, transport from the airport is only short distance to many of the apartments and hotels. Eating out is excellent value and you have the option of stocking up at nearby supermarkets. You have the beach nearby for calm and inspiration and a beautiful promenade for lengthy strolls.Brenda provides business support and inspiration to seniors and creative’s. For support with your business contact – Contact Brenda Bergin
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