Artist, Nerja

The was a protest on Saturday, organised by the municipal authority, to demand the restart of work on the sewage plant. According to the organisers, more than 700 people took part, although the Guardia Civil estimated attendance at around 400.

It is highly unlikely that such demonstrations will have any effect and the shameful situation will continue for quite some time to come.

wedding, Nerja

Some nice artwork on display on the Balcón de Europa.

Artist, Nerja

It is now February and still no sign of the Fire Station, basically finished a couple of years ago, actually becoming operational. There are so many administrative procedures involved in such an enterprise – officially handing the project back and forth at various stages as well as all the political considerations.

This is the newly renovated Albi ice cream parlour on the Balcón de Europa. The renovations didn’t take very long at all.

Albi, Nerja

Meanwhile, in dreamland. What an ideal opportunity a minority government is to set aside party differences and initiate, carry out and complete projects and actions for the benefit of the community.

Back in the real world after that bizarre thought, this large slice of strawberry cake at Anahi was absolutely delightful. Beautifully moist, I rate this as one of the best in recent times. So tasty and refreshing, I could not fault it in any way.

strawberry cake

This is the view from the table at the entrance to Anahi.

Puerta del Mar, Nerja

On the flipside, I suppose the positive spin on not really having had an effective municipal government in the past couple of years since the elections has mean’t that there has been very little disruption to life in town and contentious projects have been left on the back burner.

The local authority just seems to keep itself busy attending endless meetings and forums all over the place, expressing solidarity with various organisations, presenting posters for fiestas, engaging in party political bickering and concentrating on staying in power.