What is it about this message board that seems, at times to bring out the worst in people at least Adam has had the decency to reveal who he is and what?s his vested interest, namely his own. I am declaring who I am Paul Marley I am one of the managers of this site, I have no vested interest in Adam?s business, and I don?t, like his sign, it lacks the taste that his bar offers, but I would defend his right to advertise his business in any legal way he sees fit, and at least it is not an ?a frame? cluttering up the pavement. The harbour club have presumably given permission for said sign, and I applaud him for doing something which he feels will increase his trade, instead of just winging about poor tourist numbers and a lack of business therein.
As for the food issue, well it takes allsorts, and given the size of the kitchens some of our chefs and cooks have to deal with it is not surprising that some are using pre-made/cooked supplies, and what does it matter, the dinners must judge for themselves. Borris and Dorris our independent couple, who have been in the UK, will soon be back and no doubt will give us their verdict. And yes they do need to hide behind an alias so that they can bring you real reviews.
Some of the digs at people would possibly be better understood if we knew who was writing, it is very simple to be derogatory or dammed right rude when you hide behind an alias. This has bugged me for some time, have some guts and admit who you are, and then you may be taken a lot more seriously.
My main problem with this string is the negativity, most days we at losgigantes.com spend our time thinking about how to promote this area, in a positive light. The village is not Nirvana but then no where is! The village is beautiful, a fantastic safe haven for tourists and residents alike, the pavements around most of the village have been improved, yes there have been issues in the marina, namely a long running legal battle over who operates the marina. That is now resolved and the marina is being improved and restaurants are being refurbished as I write this, as for the ?Berlin wall? some what of an exaggeration, although it is not pretty, and it must have affected the businesses closest to it, this is a matter for the community of Concanasa and not a council issue. A village institution the green corner has just been refurbished, as has the tennis club which is under new management, it is true that the hotel does not want young children, this can be positive, as often families with young children have no money to spend.
So please lets look at the positive parts of our island paradise, because that?s what it is, let's concentrate on trying to find solutions to the 10% of things that are not right, and celebrate the 90% which is brilliant, Yes lets talk it up, not down.
Oh and by the way, Adam I?ll design you a sign if you like!