images (4) August

Well, it’s here August, the eighth month of the year !! Can’t believe it, this year has swished past,we are half way through the children’s summer holidays, they have 12 weeks here, they finish for the summer on June 23rd and don’t return until the 9/10th September, it’s a long summer here for Mum’s and Grandma’s, the reason being the heat,it is to hot for the children to study, also most of the factories close for the whole month of August, and government offices etc., have a skeleton staff, so August is a month well-known in Spain, again I think the original reason was the heat, and they have just kept with it…..most of the inland villages and towns are desolate as everyone goes down to the coast, beach, sea and fun. Rural tourism has become popular also in the past years, for those that prefer country and mountain type holidays, So if you ย are ever coming to Spain on business, don’t come in August. However if you ever wanted to visit Madrid, August is the perfect month, it’s very hot, but very few people no queues to enter museums art galleries etc., a perfect time to really be able to see the city.

Beach resorts are busy, but when on holiday that is maybe what you want, the sea-front bars and restaurants are busy with family tables and guests in general, the typical “Chiringuito” Beach bar is one of the most popular places to be, BBQ Sardines and chilled sangria are very popular, they usually have good music and some of them, have a live band in the evenings, this is very popular, down on the beach, they have a great atmosphere and really have the holiday spirit.

August and the summer time is general is also the time of the typical”Verbenas” Spanish town fiestas………the streets are full of colourful garlands and lots of activities, usually lasting a week, with two week-ends of live music and dancing in the town square, great atmosphere and something for all ages, it’s really nice to see the older people from the community dancing away to their pasa-doble, the Spanish love to fiesta and dance, they certainly know how to enjoy themselves at these fiestas.ย 

images (4) Live band


images (4) Spanish dancing


images (4) Street fiesta

images (4) Spanish fiesta 2

Where ever you are or what ever you are doing this August, be happy enjoy life, love and beloved.ย 

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”



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It's time to payback all the good in our lives,to pass to each other everything we have learned,the knowledge we have stored within, and the love we have to share. I am a fully qualified Psychologist,Life Coach,Performance Consultant & LOA Practitioner. I have shared this blog with everyone since February 2013, I have been able to help many,but also been helped by many,this I am truly grateful for and thank everyone for your support and advice.Should you wish to contact me, please feel free to do so,my email is open to you all. I look forward to hearing from you.
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15 Responses to AUGUST IS HERE !!!……….

  1. How time flies, I don’t want summer to be over, I want time to just standstill. Today is perfect, clear blue skies, warm without being too hot, I wish I could just freeze today for a few weeks to prolong the summer!

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  2. Chris White says:

    Have a great month. I am on Corfu at the moment and the season is in full swing. Glorious weather.
    All the best. Kris.


  3. Miriam says:

    What a lovely post. In my part of the world, it’s winter but we only have one more month of it. So here’s looking forward to Spring and warmth and flowers and sunshine (not that I want to wish my life away!) ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great month.

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  4. spearfruit says:

    Yes, time is flying – August is here. It is interesting reading about what takes place this month there in Spain. Thanks Brooke for sharing – happy day my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. dvaal says:

    I would love to travel more. This last verse about being yourself in a world that wants to change you. Disturbing but true. Nothing is as it was and what is, is wrong.


  6. simpledimple says:

    Oh! This sweet summer is gradually wrapping up. Wish I could persuade it to stay longer… But life must go on and so forward ever. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece and reminder that we should enjoy the glowing days… Enjoy your day, Brooke! ๐Ÿ™‚


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