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area info Pilar de la Horadada Pinar de Campoverde Since prehistoric times Pilar has attracted settlers. The ﬁrst group to leave evidence of settlement were the Iberians, traders who lived and worked in Pilar during the Iron age. Shipwrecks found along the shore imply that there was some commercial maritime trafﬁc in the area. At Mil Palmeras beach under the small cliffs at the South end, you will notice the unusual rock formations. After much analysis archaeologists have now concluded that these rocks were once a Roman Quarry used in the 1st and 2nd century BC. The quarry would have been used to extract stone for construction projects such as the main Roman highway.
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On the 09th Feb at 10am – 2pm in the Church Square in Pilar de la Horadada there is the Flower and plant market. The market only features plant stalls. Amongst the participating garden centres are Alfonso Flores, Flower Petunia, Garden Eden and Garden Maxi. On the 15th Feb at 18:00 In the Casa de Cultura in Pilar de la Horadada there is a concert of Tibetan singing bowl therapy good for relaxation and meditation and personal well being.
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room, it can provide additional heat using a back-up heater. Storage heaters used with a Day and Night Energy Plan (14-hour cheap rate time-of-day rates tariff) run at under half the cost of other types of electric heaters, and with the new ECOMBI smart heater those savings just got bigger. This new innovative system can reduce energy consumption by 35% compared to other static storage heaters. There are also savings to be gained using your electrical appliances with Day and Night Energy. For example, using the washing machine, one of the largest energy guzzlers in the home, during the cheap rate period will cut the running cost at least 50%. I could endorse any number of electric heaters, but the outstanding level of performance these heaters achieve makes them quite remarkable and unique. ECOMBI is the most innovative heating system that I have come across on the market.
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Caring for your Dog in Spain... LEISHMANOSIS which is caused by the sandy. These are active between April and November and will then disappear in the winter. It hides during the day and comes out late afternoon with the highest period of activity occuring between 2am - 4am when the temperature is over 20 degrees Celsius. August is the worst month. SYMPTOMS are weight loss, prolonged nail growth, ulceration of the ear tips and bald patches on the skin. There will be signs of chronic diarrhoea, lameness and nose bleeding. DIAGNOSIS is only by a blood test. TREATMENT needs to be started as soon as possible with the vet either giving a series of injections or by prescribing tablets. PREVENTION is very difﬁcult but by keeping dogs in at night, helps - never let them sleep out, and windows in the house should be covered with y netting. Provide them with a Scalibur collar which can be bought at any veterinary centre - start in March and keep on until the end of November. Finally a yearly blood test is important TICK DISEASE . The tick season starts in March and lasts until November. They hide in well watered gardens, bushes and shrubs especially in areas frequented by sheep and goats This is where the dogs collect ticks. Whilst sucking blood from the dog, the tick can infect it with bacteria. SYMPTOMS are high fever and complete weakness after tick infestation, eye and nose discharge, loss of appetite, loss of weight, serious anaemia, sudden haemorrhages, bleeding from the nose, mouth,intestine, subcutaneous bleeding. DIAGNOSIS by having a general check and a blood test. TREATMENT if caught in the early stages is by a course of a special antibiotic for 10 - 14 days. In some cases a blood transfusion might need to be carried out. If the disease is not detected early enough a dog can die.
DOGS adapt very well to a life in Spain but there are certain diseases that we need to be aware of that don't occur in the UK
PREVENTION It is necessary to examine your dog for ticks regularly. The ticks can be removed by soaking a cotton bud in alcohol and dabbing it on the tick and then using tweezers grasp it and twist with a rotating action or spray with Frontline, which is obtainable from your vet, causing the tick to remove itself and fall off. Never pull a tick off your dog always use a clockwise turning movement. PROCESSIONARY CATERPILLARS. Found in trees the nests are very easy to recognise looking like white cocoons similar to candy oss. During October through April they come down from their nests in search of food and form a long line to look for another pine tree. They are covered in lots of irritating, poisonous, brittle hairs & have a bittersweet smell & taste that attracts dogs, encouraging them to eat them, which can cause fatal results. The reaction to the poison causes a necrosis to the tongue. Dogs can also have an allergic reaction by just snifﬁng these caterpillars and inhaling the poison. SYMPTOMS are white spots on the tongue and mouth, excessive drooling, irritation around the mouth, nose or eyes causing intensive itching and noticing that the tongue has become black and swollen. TREATMENT - take the dog to the vet immediately. PREVENTION is to avoid walking the dog anywhere near pine trees during the months from October to April, or if you do, put a muzzle on.
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njoy the charm of the Mar Menor and its surroundings. Enjoy a stroll through this beautiful town, where you will the importance of aeronautics and the sea to the area you will visit the aviation museum and the Hotel Balneario. Tour dates – 22nd Feb – 29th March 10.15am – 2 hours its free of charge starts Centro de Visiantes Avda de las salinas. Contact the tourist ofﬁce to sign up either by email email@example.com 968 17 13 61 Why not take a day trip to La Manga on board one of the two ferries operated by B and F ferries you will get to enjoy stunning views of the Mar Menor and its islands as well as the coastal towns in the distance. From Santiago de la Ribera – Esplanda Barnuevo to La Manga del Mar Menor – Puerto Tomas Maestre. Four trips a day @ 4each way Dep La Manga – 10.30/12.30/15.00/16.30 Dep Santiago de la Ribera – 11.30/13.30/15.30/17.30 - 4 euros each way Contact B and F ferries on 649 201 610 Los Alcazares is the youngest in municipality in the Murcia region. The area was preferred by farmers who used the beaches for festivals and bathing in the Mar Menor in August. Los Alcazares once had wooden bathing huts known as Balneario’s, these were there to allow women to change and access the sea without men’s prying eyes. You can ﬁnd an example of these 100 year old huts, which are built on stilts, over the beautiful Mar Menor at the Hotel la Encarnacion Los Alcazares where you can enjoy a nice refreshing drink, lunch or dinner.
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Smart Spanish Meters! Water... Is it safe to drink?
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“Is it safe to drink the water in Spain?” The short answer is generally “Yes”, though in reality you would probably prefer not to. In general terms in most urban areas of Spain it is perfectly acceptable to drink the water from the tap; however the quality can vary from good to very poor and this inconsistency means that most people in Spain prefer to drink bottled water. When comparing the tap water in Spain to that in the UK, the main difference that people notice is the discolouration and the unpleasant taste and odour. This is mainly due to the different, often higher levels of chemicals introduced into the Spanish water supply particularly chlorine. Whilst boiling water will kill bacteria, it will not remove the chemical impurities.
up quickly and it can have a severely damaging effect on pipes, water boilers and domestic appliances such as kettles, irons, washing machine and dishwashers. Heating costs are increased and the lifespan of appliances is signiﬁcantly reduced. So what’s the solution? The solution depends on the problem but if you want to reduce costs and avoid carrying bottled water home or you want protect your property from the effects of limescale build up, you might want to consider installing a water ﬁltration system For more information just scan the QR Code below...
Chlorine is important as it kills harmful bacteria associated with serious disease but research has shown that as well as the unpleasant taste, there are considerable health risks associated with consumption of excessive chlorine. In Spain, chlorine can only be removed from the water at the point of use ie immediately before it comes out of the tap! One of the other main problems with the water in Spain is that it is very hard, with high concentrations of calcium and magnesium. Consequently you will ﬁnd that limescale builds
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Producer name & location Whilst most of the titles on a wine label are self explanatory, the appellation & ageing labels often need further clariﬁcation... The word “Appellation” (when used in wine terms) means: “A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a speciﬁc kind from a speciﬁc district” Appellation Status explanations: Denomination de Origen Caliﬁcado (DOC) This is the highest level of Spanish wine classiﬁcation and implies the highest level of quality. Denomination de Origen (DO) To earn DO status wines must conform to various production conditions & wine making techniques. Vino de Pago (VP) This classiﬁcation is used for a single estate that produces high quality wines, but due to location or production laws cannot claim DO status.
Appellation Status Vino de Calidad con Indication Geographica (VC) These are better quality than VT wines but lower than DO. Vino de la Tierra (VT) This level focuses on the origins of the wine, not the quality or style and can be made of a blend of a wide range of grapes. The law on VT wines imposes few restrictions. Ageing: Crianza red wines are aged for 2 years with at least 6 months in oak. Crianza whites and rosés must be aged for at least 1 year with at least 6 months in oak. Reserva red wines are aged for at least 3 years with at least 1 year in oak. Reserva whites and rosés must be aged for at least 2 years with at least 6 months in oak. Gran Reserva wines typically appear in above average vintages with the red wines requiring at least 5 years aging, 18 months of which in oak and a minimum of 36 months in the bottle. Gran Reserva whites and rosés must be aged for at least 4 years with at least 6 months in oak.
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Geek speak... What is Spyware? Broadly speaking, Spyware is something that sneaks on to your computer, usually with the intentions of extracting money from you. At its worst, Spyware can take control of your computer, directing you to web pages you didn't want to go to, downloading other nasty stuff in the background, and even harvesting email address, passwords and your credit card details. But even a mild case of Spyware infection can be nuisance.
Spyware it's what's know as a false positive (Something that sounds dangerous but isn't). The job of the scan is to scare you into buying their software. How to get Rid of Spyware As a computer owner, you really need your wits about you in the Spyware detection game. So what are you to do if you can't even trust the very people who say they are going to help you clean your PC? Well, you can ﬁght back! The best way to do that is with software from very reputable companies. The following are the most wellknown (and free) anti-spyware solutions:
Spyware, in the main, gathers information about you and your online habits, and sends that information to third party. And all without asking for your permission!
Where does Spyware come from? Spyware can come from a whole host of different sources. But Spyware mainly gets on to your PC through deception, like scam emails. Other sources of Spyware infection are freeware or shareware software, an operating system that is un-patched and hasn't got the latest security software, downloading stuff from peer-to peer applications - the list is long!
Ad-Aware is probably the easiest to use of the three. SpyBot is good, but a bit complex for beginners. Microsoft Windows Defender is well worth getting, too. However, it's not the easiest piece of software in the world to use. You do get some good tools with it, though. Check out the websites by clicking the links above (there's a tutorial on the Microsoft site for Windows Defender).
And don't think your Anti-Virus software will protect you - it won't! Spyware is not considered to be a virus, so your Anti-Virus software won't spring in to action once an infection takes place it will stay sleeping in the background, unaware that anything malicious is going on. The best tool for the job is a dedicated Spyware Detection system.
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If you haven’t been to the Valencian Fallas before then it is deﬁnitely a must see. All around the city of Valencia are massive efﬁgies up to 100 feet tall, these are made from Polystyrene and the come in many shapes and sizes with beautiful art work, the scenes they illustrate vary and the characters can range from cartoon characters to political statements. The efﬁgies are stuffed with ﬁreworks and at 10pm for the small one and nearer to 12am for the large ones they are set alight and left to burn. The massive statues burn at such a high heat that ﬁre crews have to hose the buildings nearby to stop the buildings crumbling. At around 12am the main sculpture will be set on ﬁre in the town square and will be followed by a ﬁrework display and then partying into the early hours. 19th March 2014. April Murcia burying of the Sardine ﬁesta ‘Entierro de la Sardina’ 26th April Starts at 20.30 at Avenida San Juan de la Cruz The ﬁesta dates back to the 19th century. The sardine represents fasting and abstinence. The night before the parade Dona sardine who is represented by a woman reads the last will and testament of the sardine from the town hall. On the 26th April the parade starts at 20.30 this consists of brass bands, dancers, people on stilts, giants and big heads and musical groups. There will also be oats dedicated to Olympian gods and toys will be thrown into the crowd, the oats accompany the sardine to its burial place where it will be set on ﬁre followed by a ﬁrework display at around 1am and the partying will continue into the early hours.
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National Holidays Feb / March / April 2014 Father’s Day - 19th March The 19th of March is St Joseph´s day, also known as “Fallas de San Jose”. This day is also celebrated as father´s day - ‘dia del padre’. Many people attend special church services which are held in honour of St Joseph´s life. Semana Santa - Holy Week • 13th - 20th April Spain is renowned for its Semana Santa traditions and most villages & towns will be celebrating with processions, ﬁestas, ﬁreworks and events lasting throughout the week. You will notice that the processions feature people wearing the Nazareno robe this garment has a tunic a ´capriote´ a conical shaped hood which conceals the face of the person wearing it and a cloak. The colours of these robes vary depending on the procession. In the medieval period these robes and hoods were used by penitents who were able to demonstrate without revealing their identity.
Special church services will be held and processions will be happening generally in the evening Easter Sunday - 20th April Marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ on this day the godfather of a child will present them with a cake known as ´La Mona´ a pan shape with characters adorning it. Celebrations will be less solemn & more joyful than the previously in the week. It marks a happy occasion for Christians the world over. During the Easter period in Spain people will be eating traditional “Torrijas”, thick slices of bread soaked in milk and beaten egg, fried in olive oil and served with honey or sugar. They will also eat “Un Pestino” which is a plain and simple fritter fried in olive oil and again sprinkled with honey or sugar. Nazareno Penetants
The people involved in the Easter processions are from Christian brotherhoods, whose origins date back to the middle ages. They will carry the sculptures or oats that show different scenes from the gospels related to the passion of Christ throughout the processions. Maundy Thursday 17th April Is a public holiday. This day commemorates the last supper of Christ and there will be solemn processions throughout towns and villages Good Friday - 18th April is also a public holiday this day marks Christ’s Cruciﬁxion and death.
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