Life in the Slow Lane: IT WAS A GRAND OPENING!

Thursday 15 November 2012


I mentioned in my LAST POST that there was some doubt as to whether the new Drop In Centre  in our village would be officially opened this week. The mention of the Centre seems to have piqued some interest in some of you, so I thought I'd share a bit about it.

You may remember me mentioning in THIS POST (way back in August!) that I was hoping to get involved in a new venture in our village...well it was this new Centre,  called CASA DE ANIMO (THIS newspaper article describes it much better than I ever could!)

Although the Centre has been opened for a while now, the official opening by the British Consul was planned for Wednesday of this week (yesterday), and even though the elements and the National Strike were against us, it went ahead as planned.

Because of the bad weather, the ceremony itself took place outside the Centre

The local Priest blessing the Centre

The British Consul and our Mayor cutting the ribbon

Because of the torrential rain we have had this week, one of our local bar-owners had offered us his upstairs room for the celebratory drinks and buffet, rather than to have it outdoors as planned....even though we had provided our own drinks and food!

All-in-all it was a very successful if somewhat busy morning......sometimes my 'Life in the slow lane' isn't so slow at all!

I do hope the sunshine we usually have is with you this week!!!

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx



  1. I've said it before, but it's true. I love glimpses of your village life.

  2. How splendid that it has actually opened - and it looks as if, from the article, it is going to be welcomed and well-used. What a wonderful name!

  3. It sounds like a great venture to be involved in Alison. So glad the ceremony turned out well despite the weather!

  4. What a wonderful venture! I wish it every success :) So pleased the ceremony could go ahead!

  5. Goodness it sounds like you've had more rain than us for once! I'm glad everything went off okay despite the potential hiccups.

  6. This sounds like such a worthwhile centre to be involved in. So pleased it has finally opened its doors. Good luck!

  7. Like Rinda said, I really love seeing the happenings on your piece of the planet, Alison! What a lovely thing to be involved in.

  8. How great that you are involved in this drop in centre. I am so glad that the opening ceremony went ahead, despite everything being against it. Sounds like you were very busy! x

  9. So glad it went sounds like a great idea.

  10. I'm not quite sure WHY but I had missed this post - been "waiting" for it too! Love that you managed to overcome both the strikes and the weather to have a grand opening!


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