7 February 2022

    Dear Friends

    Every week when I put together the eNews, I very much look forward to our upcoming events. This time, my mouth even waters. Why? Take a look at the menu below...

    But of course this is not the only culinary experience waiting for us. Tiziana will take us on an Italian grocery shopping tour, and Cristina is organising a Valentine's Wine & Tapas evening in area 4/5.

    To feed our creativity, Elaine invites us to a Mardi Gras Mask Crafting evening, and all outdoor enthusiasts can join Brigitte on a walk in Dehesa de la Golondrina. Last but not least, our area coffee mornings are also coming up. Enjoy!

    Your eNews editor,



    Wow! We have had a great response to our next monthly meeting at Restaurant Caluana and we are so excited to share this culinary and historical experience with you. One of our original goals for planning our INC events this year was to incite all five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. We are confident our lunch will do just that but it will also evoke a sense of friendship, community and belonging as we take a moment to “share bread” and celebrate our “Galentine” moment together.

    For planning purposes, however, we must close our RSVP date this Thursday (February 10th) so please be sure to make your payment (via credit card or bank transfer) prior to this date and/or communicate your intent to the VP team. As a reminder, your dues will offset a portion of this specialized set menu to the cost of Є25 (guests are welcome at the full price of Є35). Please also note that any dietary meal requests must be made by the RSVP date as well otherwise the restaurant may not be able to accommodate your needs.

    Due to restaurant capacity, space is of course limited for this activity. No RSVP’s can be modified or refunded after February 10th as we will have already paid the restaurant for your attendance.

    So let’s lunch!

    Caluana Restaurant
    Calle de la Bolsa, 12
    February 17th 1:30-4:00

    Your VP Team
    Vicky, Tina and Hyacinth

    Enjoying life – safely – together!


    AREA 2/3
    Monday, 7 February @11:00am - 1:00pm
    This coffee morning will be an outdoor affair this month – rug up!
    RSVP to lyndall_briggs@hotmail.com. Location will be shared with attending guests via email.

    AREA 1
    Friday, 11 February @11:00am - 1:00pm
    A warm welcome to a special edition of our Area 1 coffee morning, celebrating fun and supportive relationships!
    How? With a splash of all in pink/red! Please bring something little to share (imagine a table with red yummy food).
    Where: At Francis Reyes place in San Sebastian de los Reyes.
    Please RSVP via WhatsApp to Malin (690 353 332).


    italian market
    Tuesday, 8 February @11:00am-13:00pm

    Tiziana, one of our fellow members, will introduce original Italian groceries to us. We will visit Mangitalia, an Italian shop located in Chamberí, where Tiziana will show us different types of pasta and other products, wines included, explaining their use and offering meal ideas.

    For more information and RSVP click here



    Wednesday, 9 February @7:00pm-9:00pm

    Elaine, one of our fellow members, will introduce us to the art of Mardi Gras mask crafting.

    Mardi Gras (in French) or Fat/Shrove Tuesday (in English) celebrates the last day before the 40 days of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, leading up to Easter.
    In New Orleans and other cities around the world, Mardi Gras and Carnival is celebrated with extravagant parades and masked balls.

    For more information and RSVP click here


    IN AREA 4/5

    Wine and Tapas
    Monday, 14 February @8:00pm

    Please save the date for the next Wine & Tapas evening at restaurant La Roca, organised by Cristina Barbi.

    The event takes place in area 4/5 but is of course open to all INC members and their partners / friends.

    More information will be available soon. Please check out the calendar in the next few days or contact activities@incmadrid.org.


    Walk with Brigitte
    Tuesday, 15 February @10:30am-12:30pm

    Our fellow member Brigitte de Cleer will take us on a beautiful walk starting in Navacerrada. We will head to Dehesa de la Golondrina, passing the Ermita de San Antonio, the Observatorio de aves (bird watching place), la Fuente de los Cabreros, and finally we will oversee the Sierra de la Guadarrama and Navacerrada.

    Meeting point: Navacerrada; exact point will be given, once you sign up.

    For more information and RSVP click here
    Foto Save the Date
    Friday, 18 February @9:00pm
    The Network
    More information will follow soon on the calendar

    Sunday, 20 February @9:00pm
    Midnight Cowboys
    More information will follow soon on the calendar

    Tuesday, 22 February @11:00am-1:00pm
    More information will follow soon on the calendar

    Tuesday, 22 February @11:30am
    More information will follow soon on the calendar

    Wednesday, 23 February @1:00pm
    More information will follow soon on the calendar



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    by Denise Suarez

    Con Carino
    Join Eco Families and INC member, Denise Suarez, on a couple's Valentine's retreat! Spend the day nurturing your relationship with your partner. Remember why you choose to be together and feel inspired to continue to build your lives as a couple.
    The retreat includes various activities to reconnect with your partner, a three-course, organic locally-sourced vegetarian lunch, a wine and cheese platter in the afternoon and a professional couple's picture.

    Book by the 10th February to avail of the early lovebird special! Get a bonus session with parent coach Denise the week after the retreat to reflect on how your relationship has deepened from the retreat and how it applies to your daily life.
    For more info visit this link.
    When: February 19th from 11am to 5pm
    Where: Aal Cachucho Country Club
    How much: 295€/couple
    Sign up: info@ecofamilies.org
    If you would like to advertise your services / business in the eNews, please contact enews@incmadrid.org for more information. The ads are free of charge.
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    Francis Reyes 15 February
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    Lesley Dunn 16 February
    Tiziana Krause-Jackson 18 February
    Lisi Fracchia 19 February

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