By the time you read this article we will be into the New Year. December has been very ‘up and down’ so far as COVID is concerned. One minute the situation seemed to be improving and then we heard of an increase in cases and subsequently 2 deaths on Camposol. Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone who has lost somebody through this horrible virus.

We did however manage to celebrate the festive season.  We started by putting up the Christmas decorations outside the bars.  Many thanks to Vanessa for donating some of the lights. We then had our Christmas Party together with Santa’s Grotto on 4th December.  We are very grateful to Tel’s Bar, Cat’s Bar and Rendezvous for hosting this event for us. There was an excellent turnout with nearly all seats taken.  We were very lucky with the weather; lovely sunshine all afternoon. Entertainment was provided by Sunflower Valley with DJ Sean Bodie.  The Grotto was manned by Father Christmas and his assistant Elf.   Thanks to Trevor & Brenda for giving up their afternoon to come along and man the grotto which was attended by a good  number of children who came to collect their goody bags from Father Christmas, which were kindly provided by Leanne. 

We had two raffles; one for a 43” television, which was won by Christopher and another raffle for various prizes donated by volunteers and members of our community, including a large hamper from Cat’s Bar.  We raised a total of 1376.50€.

The money raised at both events goes to maintaining our vehicle and trailer and to purchase any equipment needed.

Our next event was our Christmas Dinner at Mariano’s.  Even with some cancellations at the last minute due to concerns over COVID we still had enough people to make it an enjoyable evening. We had a lovely meal and lots of ‘chair dancing’ and singalong tunes provided by DJ Carl Thomas. The raffle held in the evening raised 155.26€.

We hope to be able to arrange more social events in the New Year as soon as the rules and regulations allow us to do so.

We wish everyone our very best wishes for the New Year and thank you for your continued support of our group. 

If you wish to contact us, please email at lospalaciosgardening@icloud.com or write ℅ our post box number 915 in the post room on Camposol A.