To highlight and reward the millions of ordinary people in Spain who look amazing in their glasses Specsavers Opticas are running the Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition. People can enter between the 1st June and the 5th July via Facebook and online at en.specsavers.es/loveglasses by submitting a recent colour photo of themselves wearing glasses.
Anyone from the age of 16 or over can enter and there are five age categories; 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59, 60+. The person crowned the overall Spectacle Wearer of the Year will win €500 and a pair of designer frames. There will also be a semi-finalist from each age category who will each win a pair of designer frames worth 159 €.
All Specsavers staff are fully trained to offer style advice on the latest trends and frames to suit all face shapes and help make glasses wearers look and feel great. The team will be at the Costa Women Big Sparkling Charity Summer Party on 25th June at The Courtyard in Marbella. They will be offering guests a free glasses styling and helping them to enter the competition. Tickets are 25€ which includes a glass of cava on arrival and buffet meal, as well as donation to Fundación Cudeca. Tickets are available at Costa Women events, by calling Karen on 689 992 163 or by visiting The House Hairdressers in Elviria.
People can also enter the competition in store at Specsavers Opticas in Marbella or Fuengirola. Visit www.specsavers.es to find your nearest store or enter the competition online en.specsavers.es/loveglasses.
By Michael Jacobs
A small group of friends in Duquesa who enjoy singing were disappointed to find that there was no English-singing choir in the area so they decided to form one. From this the ParaSol Singers was established. In a short time membership has grown to over 20 but, with most people having family or holiday breaks, we are always looking for new members to maintain a core group. The ability to ‘hold a tune’ is more important than experience or technical ability and age is no barrier! We sing mostly pop and rock songs but anything “from Gershwin to GaGa” is fine if the group and our Musical Director like the number.
Singing is a great way to relax as well as to meet people and the satisfaction or the “buzz” that you get from participating in and contributing to a great choral sound is tremendous. But we are not just there for ourselves, we want to give something to the community. It has been proven that singing with other people, or even just listening to a choir or singing group, has therapeutic value and makes people just feel happier.
We are very fortunate to have Marion Allen as our Musical Director, who has experience of working with both amateur dramatics and musical productions both in the UK and on the Costa, and who has the rare knack of being able to mould a group like ours, who have lots of enthusiasm but very different levels of experience of individual or group singing, into a melodious sound! We rehearse at a venue between Sabinillas and Estepona on Wednesday evenings. Why not give it a try – men especially – If you are interested in joining or coming to hear us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mike on 692 558 041.