07 November 2022

    Dearest reader,

    Let me begin the newsletter by telling you about a wonderful new event currently being organised by our extraordinary activity team exclusively for INC members:

    Spanish Tertulia/chit chatting

    Many of us have a natural gift for chitchatting.
    As of December we will introduce the “Spanish tertuilas meetings” where those who want to become more proficient in chitchatting in Spanish will get a chance to meet and practice-regardless of what Spanish level you are at. More to follow in the calendar soon.

    from the Activity Team
    Nobuko, Claudine & Nayuha

    We have another opportunity for our INC members from George Marcus Hair Salon in Madrid. Scroll to classifieds below to find out more.
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    With Thanksgiving on the horizon we at INC want to
    thank you as always for being with us.

    Your eNews editor,

    Jo Ball




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    Who’s ready for Friendsgiving? We are and we hope you are too! We have a lot of talent here in INC and we are excited to showcase the eclectic range of gifted ladies in their various realms of expertise. So what can you expect upon arrival next week? Let’s take a wander through our day together…

    First, you will be welcomed by an arrangement of static art displays from our very own artists: Loreto Saura, Claudine Kloetzli, and Cristina Barbi. Each of these talented ladies will host their vendor tables with an beautiful and vibrant collection of their creative gift. Then, we will wander through our gallery space towards additional tables of even more artistic creations! Our vendors will showcase expertise and beauty in the area of ceramics (Titane De Vos), handcrafted sewing (Valerie Caban), handmade prints, hand-finished greeting cards and small linocuts (Catherine Fenton), on-trend and stunningly crafted jewelry (Lisi Fracchia), as well as books/bagged stories by a published author (Marjorie Kantor).

    But we’re not done yet! The large space allows us to flow towards an assortment of international foods prepared by our very own community. We have already received confirmation that tasty dishes will represent the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Italy, Japan, and Sweden! Of course, our list is growing and there’s still time to sign up for a dish by contacting us at our email below or by reaching out to your Area Coordinator(s).

    Finally, our celebration of our diversity will close as we move towards our stage and await performances by various performing artists in our midst! We have a great line up of volunteers ready to entertain, ready to motivate, ready to inspire and ready to recognize this unique opportunity: poetry (Marjorie Kantor), guitar song (Holly Roberts), inspirational reading (Jennifer Lopez), singer (Fernanda Guevara) and gratitude/mindfulness pieces (Stacy Viva).

    We are packing a lot of fun into this event but as one final bonus, we will be hosting a 50/50 raffle! This style of raffle involves the gift of cash! Instead of buying tickets to win a tangible prize, the “pot collection” will be split with INC and three lucky winners. Sounds like a win-win to us – tickets will be available for sale on the day of the event: 1 ticket = € 5; 3 tickets = € 10; 10 tickets = € 20.

    RSVP is now open – see you there!

    November 15th 1030-1300
    White Lab (P.º de la Castellana, 166, A)
    Members: free; Guests: €25

    Your VP Team
    Vicky and Tina

    Enjoying life together!


    coffee morning expat madrid
    11.00am - 13.00pm
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    bookclub english madrid
    12.00PM - 14.00PM
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    We will read Essays: Wanderlust, A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit, 324 pages.


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    Monday November 7th

    8.00pm - 10.00pm

    Female breasts can be seen as symbols of beauty, human nourishment and life givers among many other things.
    However, in today’s society many women are also faced with worries related to their breasts. As a way to raise awareness about gynaecological cancers including breast cancer we see pink ribbons in various places during this time of the year.

    In this workshop we will speak about prevention including learning how to do a self scan of the breast, a habit as important as tooth brushing.
    In collaboration with Jo, one of our members, please join us for an evening dressed in pink to get better informed about a topic that concerns us all.

    Please bring something small to share in the natural colours of the rainbow (think fruits, veggies, nuts, dips or similar) or maybe a drink of your choice.

    Please RSVP to activities@incmadrid.org

    Click here for more information



    Thursday November 17th

    10:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Another beautiful walk, just a bit steeper than the last one! Ladies,
    I will take you to the Valle de la Fuenfria, las Dehesas de Cercedilla.
    We will pass a very special wood, lovely scenery and arrive at some outstanding viewpoints.

    You will be surprised by the colourful trees and ferns and wait until we see the
    top….. We will also pass a part of the Roman road.

    The walk will last 2 1/2 hours maximum. We will have a little break, so please bring refreshments. After the walk the members who wish it can join us at a cafe restaurant in a village nearby for coffee or lunch.

    Please inform Brigitte about your area and phone number, so she will try to organise carpooling where possible.

    RSVP brigitte_de_cleer@hotmail.com

    Thanksgiving by Barbara


    Saturday November 19th

    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”

    Henry Van Dyke

    Please join us to gather together and give thanks for the wonderful friendship, support, advice and entertainment that the INC provides for us, over a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner.

    Hosted by INC member Barbara Scalera and her husband Jeff at their home in Pozuelo.

    Partners very welcome. Cost €40 per person (to be paid in advance) Limit 34 guests.

    Buffet Menu:
    Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy Cornbread and Chorizo Stuffing
    Sweet Potato Mash with Pecans Mashed Potatoes with Chives & Sour Cream
    Rice with Bacon and Prunes Roasted Vegetables
    Mixed Seasonal Salad
    Pumpkin Pie Apple Pie Chocolate Pecan Pie Cheesecake American Wine & Beer, Water & Soft Drinks, Coffee & Tea

    RSVP until 14.11.22 via email: activities@incmadrid.org.

    After reservation you will receive the INC bank details.
    You will have to pay and confirm to ensure your seat is reserved.



    Tuesday November 22nd

    10:45 am - 1:00 pm

    The Meninas are back! Now in its fifth year, this open-air museum pays homage to the famed Spanish Painter Diego Velázquez and one of his painting masterpieces: Las Meninas.

    Vicky, our Vice President Team member will take us to this great fun experience! “For three years now, INC has joined the hunt to find the various meninas that are scattered throughout the streets of Madrid.

    This is my second year leading the quest, but this is not your ordinary search and find however, but rather, a group challenge with a task!”
    We will meet at the Plaza Independencia and will divide into groups. Your full mission will then be explained as you receive a list related to the lovely meninas in the vicinity.

    Answer the questions, seek the related Meninas and complete all tasks in the fastest time.

    Will your group be crowned 2022 Menina Champions?
    Join us for a fun and cultural experience!

    ***EXTRA EXTRA*** Last year we burned a lot of energy walking (running!) through the streets so this year we are offering an optional brunch for those who wish to stay a little longer.

    Fenix Restro Bar (https://fenixrestobar.es/index.php/carta/) offers a delicious brunch option for €22; please let us know if you would like to join for the brunch when you RSVP!

    Meeting Point: Cappuccino Pl. de la Independencia, nº 5, 28001
    We will meet there at 10:45 and start at 11:00 Metro: Retiro (L2), Serrano (L4) Local Train (Cercanías): Madrid-Recoletos

    Please RSVP to activities@incmadrid.org no later than November 15

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    PINK RIBBON BREAST EVENT 20.00pm - 22.00pm
    For further information click here

    Click here to book your place

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    TUESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 10.45am - 13.00pm
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    FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 13.30pm - 16.00pm
    For further information click here

    Pascale Gaudet, 2 November
    Brigitte De Cleer, 3 November
    Simone Kadden, 5 November
    Gabriela Faymann, 12 November
    Golnaz Rezai, 12 November
    Marisa Marcos, 12 November
    Shatha Fakhouri, 23 November



    George Ritzel

    at George Marcus Salon

    George Beauty (1)
    This exquisite salon, located on Calle Quintana con Princesa, is a hairdressing and aesthetics centre focused on a national and international clientele that provides personalised attention and the best cutting and colouring technique by a master hairdresser and his team.

    The staff are multilingual and there are so many treatments they offer on top of hair styling which you can find on the website below.


    To make your appointment:
    Phone: 915 996 668
    WhatsApp: 659 274 946

    A consultation is available via phone and WhatsApp.
    This gives you the best professional advice before you even visit the Salon.

    As a member of INC, the salon is offering some unique discounts for our members, just ask when you make your appointment.

    Opening hours:
    Tuesday - Friday 10:00h a 20:00h
    Saturday 10:00h a 19:00h

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