The events that take place at this time of year always remind me of being with dear friends in Fuengirola/Mijas and the Campo de Tenis Lew Hoad.
I am especially thinking of the sporting events (I use that term loosely with respect to one of them!)...
- Tour de France
- The fireworks at the start of the Festival of St Fermin
- Bull running in Pamploma see http://www.madridman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=94144#Post94144
All these have their special sets of circumstances and memories...
The fireworks to mark the beginning of St Fermin... being at the tennis club in the morning and hearing the woooshhhh, BANG of the rockets from the restaurant Casa Navarra
Bull running Pamploma
Watching this live at 8.00 am each morning on La 1 ... always fascinating yet incomprehensible.
Settling down in the early afternoon after some tennis and lunch to watch the professionals slug it out on court.
Tour de Framce
During the week after Wimbledon, watching the daily stages and then rushing to get changed for tennis and heading off to the courts for some practice.
Times change and we have to move on but these memories will always be with me at this time of year.