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Sunset from Mojácar Pueblo by Geoff Higson

February 2013



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Special Dinner Menu 3 course 3 course Su nd 3 courses 12€ 9€ ay Día Roast 10€ l Menu de Celebrate Valentine’s Day with our Special Menu being served on the 14th, 15th & 16th Open every day 11-4 & 6 - late


Mojácar Playa behind Moma Disco

El Gaucho Argentinian Grill & Pizzeria serving authentic

A ­ rgentinian meat on the charcoal grill at the best prices on Mojácar Playa!!

Live FLAMENCO SHOW Every Friday Reservations: 950 478 846

Near Post Office

Traditional Fish & Chips Open: Tue-Sat 12 - 3 & 6 - 10.30


deliveries now available

Promenade Specials Kebab Meat, Fish or Pie, Chips 5€ Chips & Sauce & Mushy Peas

Est. 1984

Serving Typical Spanish Cuisine, ­Paella & Seafood Platters our ­specialities


Tlf: 950 133 193

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Super Corner Supermarket

All your favourite brands and more in one Super Store!!

TURRE next to Meson del Pobre

Stop ‘n’ Shop in your local Super Corner

Open Mon-Sat: 9.30am-6pm & Sun: 9.30am-1.30pm

Bar-Restaurant-Hostal Rural

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Tlf: 950 478 806 Great selection of Tapas Friday ... Dinner & Flamenco Show Saturday ... Dinner & Dance Open Every Day Sunday Afternoon ... Live Music coming soon! 11.30 - 16.00 & 18.30 - late sunday BBQ Special Menus in the ­chiringuito

Choice of 2 Starters

Choice of 2 Starters

Argentinian Steak with potatoes & vegetables OR Seafood Paella

Choice of 3 main ­courses - Honey Lamb, Pepper Chicken or Sea Bass

Dessert & Half Bottle of Wine or Jug of ­Sangria ... 17€ pp

Choice of 2 Starters Mixed Grill - ­chicken, lamb, pork, sausage & black pudding with jacket potato

Dessert & Half Bottle of Wine ... 14€ pp

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Policies available in English


Competitive rates

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appy New Year to those who have not seen the January on-line issue, which, I am pleased to hear, was well received. And here we are in February already! February is carnival month and as celebration days tend to vary it is best to check with the individual towns for exact dates and times. Turre is from the 7th to the 16th; as is the famous Aguilas Carnival. Mojácar’s is from the 8th to 15th and a program of processions and entertainment can be found at Info for Turre can be found at, for Aguilas at The 10th Of February is Chinese New Year and the year of the Snake. Pretty much celebrated in the same way as the western New Year is. Other years of the snake are 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989 and 2001. People born in the year of the Snake are said to be romantic and deep-thinking, wise and charming, although they tend to dismiss others too quickly and are a bit stingy with money. Ideal jobs include teaching or psychiatry. Famous snakes include: Jean Simmons, Val Doonican, Sir Roger Banister, Burt Bacharach, Neil Diamond, Paddy Ashdown, Vivienne Westwood and Bob Dylan. It’s Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) on the 12th, Ash Wednesday (first day of Lent) on the 13th and then it’s Cupid caps on for Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Lemon Lounge, Irish Rover, Restaurant La Parata, Torre Bahia and The New Kimrick all have something special going on – check their adverts throughout for exact details. For your cards, gifts and flowers then Occasions has a goodly range to suit most tastes and requirements. It doesn’t end there! On the 23rd a benefit party in aid of MACS is being held at The New Kimrick to celebrate 18 years of fitness in Mojácar. Dress code is 80s and you can contact Alison of Get Fit, Stay Fit for tickets and info on 637 465 487. Finally on the 28th is Día de Andalucía - note this is a public holiday! While you catch your breath you’ll need to polish off your shamrocks, or your blarney stones, and make a start on your Easter bonnets … Easter falls at the end of March this year with St David’s, La Vieja, Mother’s and St Patrick’s days inbetween! Until next month, Tracey

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Electrician Neil Godwin

Hea ting Heating Inst alla tion Installa allation

Domestic Appliance Engineer

Boletines Supplied

687 261 280 950 473 035

Based in Turre

• Mains Electric Installation • Full or Part Solar Systems • Repairs & Fault Finding • Surge Protection • Water Heater Repairs • Community Maintenance



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Your Hardware Shop

English speaking staff

Everything for the Home & Garden Garden & Patio Furniture, Sunbeds & Cushions, Parasols & Stands, Seat Pads, Garden Ornaments & Accessories PLUS Kitchen & Homeware, Electrical Goods & Appliances, Lighting, Pictures & so much more ... All kinds of Reduce your electricity bill paints for that MOBILE TOP UP FACILITY with Long Life Bulbs spruce up INCLUDING HITS FERRETERIA MOJACAR HIPERMOJACAR/Thomas’s PUEBLO INDALO Z-5 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Tlf: ~~ 950 ~ ~473 ~ ~111 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~

Great range of Weber BBQs & products

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Skip Hire Services Excavations x Demolitions All types of Sand & Gravel

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Est. 1992

Property Sales, Rentals, Management & Maintenance Tlf: 950 475 241 Paseo Mediterraneo 8, Mojacar Playa - near Irish Rover

Sam & Ivan welcome you to browse their portfolios Property Management & Maintenance Holiday & Long Term Rentals • Special Rates for Winter Lets T: 950 475 235

M: 637 759 664 Multicentro 38, Mojácar Playa (behind Sol Bank) Z-9



Sea View

Café Bar

Los Gallardos Tlf: 950 398 799 Open every day - Tuesdays close at 4pm

Ali & Mick welcome you

Tapas - Snacks - Breakfasts - Evening Menu SUNDAY CARVERY ...

Due to popular demand there are now two sittings ... 1.30pm and 3.30pm ... Booking Essential! HOME-MADE PIES TO ORDER

FISH & CHIPS in our own beer batter available every day not just Fridays ... and to take-away

SKY SPORTS shown on large screen TVs


PIZZA S ... Freshly made to order from 7 pm ... Eat in or Take-a way QUIZ Thursdays 8.30pm KARAOKE Fridays 8.30pm

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Inconsequential Quickies and Coastal Chit-Chat.

The Dog House Foundation in Huercal Overa is currently looking for a Media Liaison Officer and an Admin. Assistant. The Media Liaison duties will involve sending pictures and notifications to the local newspapers of dogs requiring homes as well as forthcoming fundraising events at The Dog House. All the contacts will be provided for you, and it is all done via email. All the tasks can be carried out at home, so you don't need to travel to the centre for this position. The Admin Assistant duties will include the upkeep of paper records held on each dog, including medical records, worming, medications, dates of spaying, etc. This information is also kept on a database which will need to be kept up to date. As well as this, replying to emails sent to The Dog House Foundation and any other admin work required by the centre. This will require you to come up to the centre, on a pre arranged time and with mutual agreement between yourselves and the Chairperson. If you can offer any assistance with these roles, or know anyone who would be interested, please contact Paul or Phill by emailing The Dames in Spain meeting at The New Kimrick on 18th February will be joined by Hector with a talk on Osteopathy. On February 20th a shopping trip is being organised to Murcia, price 13.50€. On March 8th, to celebrate International Women’s Day, a ‘Ladies who Lunch’ is planned at Desert Springs this year with a 3 course lunch inc. coffee and coach transport for 17.50€ per person. More info on any of the above contact Myra 950 475 491 or Iris 950 475 863. All are welcome. The Dames in Turre who meet at the Multiple Use Centre in Turre have Barbara Napier at the meeting on 25th February talking about the Animo Project she founded and riding for the disabled. International Women’s Day on March 8th is to be celebrated with a lunch at Los Angeles, Villaricos. And at their meeting on March 25th the speaker is Valerie Penny, cyclist, caver and enthusiastic explorer of the local area. Further details are available from Lesley on 950 478 633. Congratulations are in order for long time Mojácar resident, Lynne.


After she lost her job at Rent Mojácar she went to Granada and enrolled on a full course to teach English as a foreign language. She says she was twice the age of most of the other students, and that she studied so hard that she only managed 3-4 hours sleep a night for weeks on end. However, it all paid off. She gained the top qualification and has immediately found work in an English academy in Vera. Crash Repairs Jim is now offering a budget range of products and services for older cars that need tidying up and will tailor the job to suit your pocket. He can also now offer a courtesy car for jobs of a longer duration. Go to his Crash Repairs advert on page 10 for contact details. Occasions Card and Gift shop near Indigo Gym have just slashed the prices of their large selection of children’s toys and games. Pam and Paul of Zak’s Plaice in Garrucha invite customers old and new to celebrate their ‘5th’ anniversary with them on Wednesday 1st March with a glass of Cava. If you've still not tried Zumba, the latin fitness craze that is sweeping through Spain, Alison of Get Fit, Stay Fit, is offering a free taster class on Tuesday 12th February at 11.30am at Indigo gym ... just go along and have a go! The Iron Art Fair held on the 30th January at El Real Antas, was a huge success attracting both old and new customers. The hot pasties sold out in just over an hour and the white chocolate cheesecake with baileys was also a winner. All stall holders are returning for the next one which will be on 27th February, as well as new ones booking in. Next time the hot pasties will be joined by sausage rolls and scones! Interested stall holders please call 637 259 033. Further proof - were it necessary - that strong unsweetened coffee is the only correct workplace beverage and that sickly imitation pop is the devil's own satanic brew has emerged this week. Boffins in the States have confirmed that sweetened and "diet" drinks are associated with a significantly heightened risk of mental illness, whereas coffee tends to preserve the sanity of the drinker. The mental illness in question here is that

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"The bar for grown-ups"

Elegant & Relaxing Lounge Bar Paseo del Mediterraneo, Mojacar (below Restaurante Mediterraneo) Z-4

Open 2pm ‘til late - Thursdays & Sundays until 9pm - Closed Tuesdays

Every Wednesday ... FUN QUIZ at 9pm

modern scourge depression, whose effects are quite literally no laughing matter. The study of the incidence of depression was carried out among 263,925 Americans and their beverage-quaffing preferences. According to a statement on the research from the American Academy of Neurology: People who drank more than four cans or cups per day of soda were 30 percent more likely to develop depression than those who drank no soda. Those who drank four cans of fruit punch per day were about 38 percent more likely to develop depression than those who did not drink sweetened drinks. People who drank four cups of coffee per day were about 10 percent less likely to develop depression than those who drank no coffee. The risk appeared to be greater for people who drank the diet variety than the regular. It is already well known that coffee protects the liver from the harmful effects of booze, wards off deadly prostate cancer and even helps prevent skin cancer: whereas sweetened beverages are effectively a form of tinned or bottled death. At the end of January, a quarter of a million Twitter users had their accounts hacked and users' passwords, usernames, emails and other data taken. Twitter has invalidated the passwords of affected users and sent them emails to inform them. However, the biggest worry for most of Twitter's 200 million active users is actually not this attack, but the new

"phishing" scams the attack is inspiring. Because Twitter users know they need to be on the lookout for emails asking them to change their passwords, criminals are sending out very similar messages. If users click on the links in these fake twitter emails, they again risk having their accounts hacked. The answer is simple - "Don't Click On Links In Emails"!! (Especially not ones that ask you to change your password.) Go directly to the web site, log in normally, and change your password using the genuine website's instructions - without clicking on email links. And finally, at the time of going to press the news was out that Mojácar Mayoress Rosa Maria Cano summoned our Chiringuito owners to the town hall to tell them that in her quest to eliminate ‘botellones’ (street parties), bars are not going to be allowed to play any music at all, even background music, unless they are licensed to play music, or have applied for a special events one. Naturally all the bar owners are completely stunned at the move and feel this could be the final nail in the coffin for Mojácar. A ‘Save Our Sounds’ campaign is currently running on facebook. Go to Spectrum FM Costa Almeria and you will find the Save Mojácar Music track to listen to and share. It is hoped that the more likes and shares received, the more influence it will have with the Town Hall.

Great Entertainment Nights starring Mojácar’s only drag act ‘BETTY SWOLLOCKS’ check our boards for details Tlf: 666 140 901

Private Parties Catered So much more than a restaurant ...

The NEW Kimrick Calle Zurbarán/Picasso, Mojácar Playa Z-6

Poolside Bar ~ Air Conditioned Restaurant ~ Ceroc ~ Yoga

From 1st February The New Kimrick will be

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Steve Brooks and the team look forward to welcoming you and providing Mojácar with a premier venue offering great food, entertainment, private parties ... and so much more. FRIDAY Fish & Chips ... served 7pm - 10pm Icelandic Cod cooked in Chef’s own recipe beer batter or poached in lemon & butter ... hand cut chips and garden or mushy peas Standard ... 6.50€ Large ... 8.50€ Plus a choice of Home-made Starters, Desserts & Special of the Day NEW EAT IN OR TAKEAWAY MENU includes Meat Pies, KF Chicken, Battered Sausage, Gravy, Mushy Peas, Curry Sauce and much more! TRADITIONAL SUNDAY LUNCH ... served from 1pm - 3pm Traditional Roast Lunch with Yorkshire pudding, roast & mashed potatoes and a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables 1 course 8€ ... 2 courses 10€ ... 3 courses 12€ Home-made Starters & Desserts and alternative choices also available ALL OUR ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ANY PRIVATE FUNCTION For further details or bookings

Tel: 950 475 198 or join us on facebook where information of our events, entertainment and photos is updated on a daily basis The-NEW-Kimrick-Bar-Restaurante



The Last Burro in Mojacar Pueblo by Geoff Higson A private man of few words, Bartolome, now 76, has had Burros for ‘­Donkey’s Years’, using them as working animals to collect carob beans, grasses and herbs from the mountains.

Paul of the Irish Rover at his leaving party before he jetted off back to snowy blighty! I’m sure you all join me in wishing him the very best of luck in his new ventures.

© bluwater web design Page 6 SOLAR COVER extends your bathing season from ... 300€ for 8’ x 4’ WINTER COVER no winter pool maintenance from ... 600€ for 8’ x 4’ Special Prices for Community Pools

Ex-­Factory Prices All Areas Covered Free Quotes

19 years’ experience

Mojácar Playa (within AXA Insurance) E-mail:

Tlf: 950 478 763 / 609 667 333 / Realcovers Z-4

INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVISOR in Turre EXPERT in the following: w Residency permits w Nie numbers w Accountancy w Taxes w Social Security w Conveyancing w Vehicles The exclusive, UK branded spring collection is now available at Donna’s Boutique in Turre. The pictures above and below are only a fraction of what she has to offer in her shop. Donna caters for sizes 8 - 28 with styles to suit everyone at unbeatable prices. Not only does she stock the latest fashions but from March, she is also going to be a s­ upplier of ‘Lipsy’ c­ lothing ... so watch this space! Donna likes to keep customers updated on what’s new on her Facebook page so if you are interested in seeing the latest ­fashions, please search for Donna’s Boutique and hit the ‘LIKE’ ­button. Donna is running a competition at the moment – as soon as the page reaches 500 ‘LIKES’ one lucky person who has liked the page will be automatically entered into a competition to win €100 to spend in her shop - so get liking!!!

English Speaking María: 647 863 787 Email: On Saturday 12th January, Geoff Howard-Ady celebrated his 70th birthday along with 28 chums and his two sons, Jason and Julian, who jetted in for the celebration.

Donna takes pride in finding that special something that looks good on REAL women, whether you are a size 8 or 28 she will have something for you! Please look out for her online shopping website coming soon!!!

Ctra Turre - Garrucha, Turre next to Meson del Pobre/Super Corner Supermarket

Tlf: 677 542 931 Donna’s Boutique Page 7 Mojacar Taekwondo Club organised its First Grading of the Year on the 26th and 27th of January. With self defense training, board breaking, sparring against one or various opponents and an extensive technical knowledge, the participating students gave it all to receive their next well deserved belt. Mr Dewrée, the club instructor, together with black belts Ms Ruby Miles-Kirby and Mr Ossian Guerrero Green awarded Best Student Trophy to Jensen Lee in the Rainbow categorie (4-8 years), and to Laima Diaz Vepstas in the Juniors-Adults category. A Special Rainbow Medal was given to Sophia Friend for her continuous efforts.

RAINBOWS Left to Right: Front row: Jensen Lee, Mila Vickery, Lily Miles-Kirby, Sophia Friend Middle Row: Talia Vickery, Joe Noble, Bobbi Booth-Roberts, William Thompson, Joshua Lee Back Row: Ossian Guerrero, Serge Dewrée, Ruby Miles Kirby

JUNIORS-ADULTS Left to right: Laura Linschoten, Victoria Noble, Laima Díaz Vepstas, Osaia Commaille, Ossian Guerrero, Havana Thompson, Ruby Miles Kirby, Carlos Moreno Flores, Serge Dewrée, Harry Booth-Roberts, Alejandro Flores Imbernon, Jodie Escott Dewrée, Gustavo Espinola Ortigoza


AL 5105

Advert Zone-4 <- 0.65 kms -> Pueblo Diana @ Km 23

Thomas Supermarket

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Lua Beachbar

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Tito’s Complex

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Hotel Indalo

Macenas Beach

The Mojacar Taekwondo Club is a member of the Global Taekwondo Federation and train at Indigo Gym on Mojacar Playa. For more info and training times, call Serge on 646 844 708 or send an email to

Nº 195

Bar Restaurant

For reservations tlf: 950 478 186

LA PARATA Fabulous dining in a perfect location

MENU DEL DIA 10€ for 3 courses ... FREE coffee when you mention The Advertiser Thursday 14th February Valentine's Dinner Dance with Phil & The Invisibles 35 35€ ... Bookings Essential

SUNDAYS ... the best roast off the coast 2 courses 10.95€ OR 3 courses 13.50€ ... and entertainment 1pm-3pm Open 1pm - 3 pm & 7.30pm - 10pm Closed Sunday evening & all day Monday


1.5 Km

La Paratá

Stables - Km 23.4 Mojácar Sea-front


Km 24

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Nº 295



Nº 271

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H. Mar Azul

<- Advert Zone-6 / 0.5kms ->

Hotel Sal Marina


H. Virgen del Mar

H. Bellavista

<- Advert Zone-5 / 0.7kms ->

Nº 247

Pueblo Indalo

Km 23.4

Nº 211

H. Mojacar Beach


Road to La Paratá Gaviota complex

Thomas Supermarket

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Cars, Boats, Motorcycles & Motorhomes

Auto Refinishing



+ Paint Spraying + Welding + Panel Beating + Plastic Bumper/Fibreglass Repairs

Call Jim on

693 702 629 / 950 478 934

MAZDA PREMACY DIESEL 2003 7 SEATER Many features including parking sensors, etc. Very good condition. Reliable and economical car. ITV 2014. 3,500€ ono Tlf: 950 529 225 or 607 451 205

• Servicing & Repairs • Pre ITV Checks • Full Diagnostics Service • Bodywork • Replacement Tyre Service • Vehicle Sales • Re-Registrations • Air Conditioning Calle Natividad, Poligono Industrial Aljoroque 10, Antas Behind and to the right of the Petrol Station


Tlf: 950 393 776 OPEN: Monday to Friday 9am - 7.00pm (no siesta)

BMW 116 Deco. 2010. Perfect condition. 16,000kms. Offers in region of 15,000€. Tlf: 950 475 452 or 666 299 714. FIAT IBIZA 2004. Diesel. 5 door. Silver. 99,000kms. Tax & ITV. 3,700€. Tlf: 693 702 629 or 950 478 934. FORD FUSION 2004. Petrol. 5 door. Silver. 87,000kms. Tax & ITV. 3,600€. Tlf: 693 702 629 or 950 478 934. PEUGEOT 206 convertible. 2001. Sports Wheels. New Tyres. Silver. Tax & ITV. 2,995€. Tlf: 693 702 629 or 950 478 934. RENAULT SCENIC 2002. Petrol. 160,000kms. 2,200€. Tlf: 693 702 629 or 950 478 934. VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING COOL-AIR Mobile Air Conditioning. Tlf Richard: 950 472 432 or 673 195 872. VEHICLE VALETING JONES MOBILE VEHICLE VALETING. “Autoglym” products used. No need for mains water or electricity. Tlf: 661 571 939.


FIAT PANDA. Automatic, 1.2 Petrol. October 2005. 5 doors, AC, PS, EW, CL. 3,000€

FIAT PUNTO GRANDE. 1.3 Petrol. July 2007. 5 doors, AC, PS, EW,CL. (Two available in blue) 6,000€ FIAT PUNTO GRANDE. 1.2 Diesel. July 2008. AC, PS, EW,CL. 6,000€ FIAT PUNTO GRANDE. 1.2 Diesel. June 2009. AC, PS, EW,CL. (Metallic blue) 10,000€ OPEL ZAFIRA. 7 Seater Automatic, 1.9cdti Diesel. June 2008. AC, PS, EW, CL. 17,000€ Reasonable offers considered ALL CARS ARE OUR OWN AND SOLD AS SEEN WITH A 3 MONTH GUARANTEE AND 2 YEARS ITV

Price includes transfer of ownership

Las Ventanicas, Mojacar Playa T: 950 478 976 M: 686 929 864 E: VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Motor Vehicles under 500€ and related items under 100 are printed free of charge. Otherwise it is 1€ per SECOND-HAND CARS WANTED, 5 words or part thereof & 2€ for entries Buyers waiting! Tlf: 693 702 629 or in bold text. 950 478 934. See page 18 for drop off points.

Parador Nacional

Nº 327

Nº 359

Road to Mojácar village PAWS Shop

AL 5105

Cruce de Mojácar

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Parque Comercial

Tourist Office

Km 25 <- Advert Zone-8 / 0.7kms ->



H. Mojacar Playa

Camping El Cantal

H. Mar Azul

Nº 309


FIAT PANDA. 1.2 Petrol. November 2008. AC, PS, EW, CL. 4,200€


A driver, obviously drunk, was heading the wrong way down a one-way street when a policeman pulled him over ... “Didn’t you see the arrow, buddy?” he asked. “An arrow?” the confused driver said, “I didn’t even see the Indians!


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Hostal Villa Rosa

Hotel Continentall

The huge selection of Valentine’s Cards and Gifts available at Occasions includes ‘Rose Panties’ lacy knickers rolled and presented in the shape of a single stem rose, available separately or as part of a unique bouquet ... see advert opposite.

<- Advert Zone-11 / 0.55kms ->

Hostal Rincon de Diego

<- Advert Zone-10 / 0.3kms ->

Hotel Provenzal

Km 26

Hostal Playa Sol

Hotel Rancho del Mar

Tourist Office

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A Party night at Bar Med on 12th January combined the ­birthday celebrations of Tommy’s 65th, Bar Med’s David & Nrg’s Nancy

Great fun was had by all at this Fashion Workshop held at Arriba Cafe Bar

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Calle Mayor 35, Palomares

HAIR by Phoebe : BEAUTY by Denise

662 573 939 : 950 618 129

• Ladies dry cuts - 10€ • Scalp massage, colour hair treatment, cut & blow dry - 45€ • Cut & blow dry - 22€ • Full head foils, cut & blow dry - 55€ • Hair Extensions - 200€ • Choco brazilian blow dry • Gents cut - tuesdays only - 6€ dermalogica MENU DEL DÍA of Beauty Treatments only 35€ approved skin care centre Starter Main Dessert • Lash tint • Pedicure • Lash perm • Brow shape • Back massage • File polish • Detox • Reflexology • Foot massage • Underarm wax • Spray fake tan • Mini facial

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dos T The current townhall of Garrucha (PP) has discovered that the previous administration bought 200 litter bins at 900€ a piece – when the usual list price is around 80€. “If you really go for it”, said an expert consulted by, “you might get some special ones made up which would cost you, tops, 500€ a bin”. Foul play is suspected. Some good news – the 179,000€ bill was never settled as the PSOE were kicked out in the last elections. The townhall came across the invoice in the unpaid folder when they were tidying up the place and thought it strange that the company never bothered to chase up the bill. The Mayor, recently denounced by the PSOE for sending all townhall vehicles to be serviced exclusively by his brother, seems triumphant by the discovery, and said that when he asked the previous administration about this they denied all knowledge. “Very suspicious” he said. T As you speed into Camping Los Gallardos towards Miraflores restaurant, keep an eye open for the workers as they scurry around - a lot of work is being carried out around the site to get it ready for the new year, including a major new entrance! Just part of a series of upgrades being carried out across the site this month. Check out their schedule to the right to see the great acts lined up this month. T Talking of Miraflores, you can now book a table online at, and if you have a clubcard, you get an additional 100 clubcard points for doing so! Check it out, it shows availability at different times and even lets you select where you want to sit. If you don’t have a clubcard, get one today!

T Horsemeat has been found in burgers onsale in Spanish supermarkets, according to consumer group OCU, who have also published an analysis of the quality of the meat inside supermarket frozen burgers. They analysed 20 supermarket own brand burgers and found horse DNA inside those from Eroski and Alipende. “Not illegal” comments OCU, “but certainly false advertising”. T Camping Los Gallardos is pleased to announce that they are the first campsite in this area to be accepted into the newly resurgent Federation of Andalucian Campsites, the government backed trade body. It’s a move that again proves the stablity of the site, and by becoming an early member of the official trade body, gives them a window into the regional government and their plans for the tourism trade. T The Almeria Lawn Bowling Club is continuing with their very popular “Sunday friendly” matches. Open to all bowlers, it costs only a euro to take part (funds go to the club) and prizes are awarded to the winners - so if you want to come along to any of them, keep up to date with the latest news via Facebook or on their website Known as the “friendly club”, and with good reason, the ALB are bowling enthusiasts who bowl out of the greens up at Camping Los Gallardos. Vic P. keeps the bowlers up to date on his website, and new Captain Colin keeps the calm up on the rinks! News & gossip here is from Almería news & gossip!

Call us on 950469519 *book! More Info: 650418954 or 608260157

¨ 2nd ¨ 9th

The ultimate Adele tribute

The brand new Adele power ballads evening

J.P. Vincent’s C&W evening

Grab yer Stetson for a good ole fashioned Country & Western evening - it’s J.P. Vincent!

¨ 12th

Pancake Day funday!

From 12:30 midday, it’s fun and games as we have another rollicking pancake day funday! Bring a pan!

¨ 14th

Valentine’s romantic evening

A three course romantic evening meal with live crooning to the best of Sinatra and Dean Martin. For just 15€ a head, with a Cava toast - all you need to bring is the romance!

¨ 23rd

Talent Evening

It’s the Los G variety night when the entertainment is provided by YOU! Come along and support a friend, or dare to take part yourself - it’s a highlight of the year! Call John on 608260157 for info.

** INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS ON 608 260 157** As one of the largest bars and restaurants in the area, we are able to offer our guests a full range of facilities, from a day at the pool, an enjoyable evening meal or even a fully catered private function for up to 200 guests, with entertainment! Ask about our party plans from just 6€ a head! Open 7 days a week from 9am until midnight. Full a la carte and evening specials. Enquiries: 679970399 Meals: 950469519

Camping | Dining | Shopping | Bowling | Living

Camping Los Gallardos

The largest mobile home park & campsite in the south of Spain, with over 250 units sited and 125 camping pitches. Transfers of homes from other sites accepted. A large range of resale vans is available to view online on our website, as well as photos and full information about our site. Our popular campsite also offers long term camping plots with plans starting from 1,170€ for our six month camping + six months storage, or 1,935€ for unlimited use of a pitch.

Our restaurant Miraflores offers a full range of activities and events throughout the year, and all of our facilities and community events are open all year round. Our mobile home section allows for unlimited use of the home throughout the year, and is divided into pet and pet-free areas. Camping Los Gallardos provides its guests and residents a short or long term home in the sun in Spain, an easy, cheap, low cost and hassle free way of enjoying your time in Spain!

10 Adelfas


A two bedroomed home on a large sunny patio sited in the “pets allowed” section of the site. Fully equipped, it would make an ideal holiday home.

Since 1991!

- Camping Los Gallardos - Los Gallardos Leisure mobile homes - Miraflores bar & restaurant - Full shop with English goods - Almeria Lawn Bowling Centre - All facilities open to non residents!

609506869 - 950528324 - fax 950469596 From the UK: 020 8144 9365 04280 Los Gallardos, Almería. 500m from exit 525 of the motorway. Lots more homes for sale and info online:

10 Jacarandas


This wonderful two bedroom home comes fully equipped to the highest standard, and the well developed patio has a large exterior conservatory. Page 15 ABBA NIGHT - PAWS & MACS

“Working together to make a difference” Saturday 26th January 2013 was a night that many people will talk about and remember for a long time; a night when MACS and PAWS joined t­ogether to put on a Charity Event which can only be described as a massive ­success. The fundraising teams of both PAWS and MACS worked tirelessly to ­ensure that a good night was had by all – and it showed, with the marvellous sum of 5,447.03 Euros raised, which will be shared equally between the two ­charities; the organisation from start to finish was, so to speak, ‘Simply the Best’. Tio Tomas’s Hostal Rural in Turre rocked to the music of Lady Ellen, Tony Justice and Abba Elite. An auction half way through the night helped to swell the fundraising coffers and many people supported the raffle, held throughout the evening, buying lots of tickets and winning lots of fabulous prizes. Food was provided in the form of a selection of tapas and bread and most people availed themselves of this, a bargain at 6€ for 5 very well portioned rations of delicious tapas. The night culminated with people releasing a balloon into the star-filled sky to mark the loss of a loved one or remember those currently struggling with illness. Once the event was advertised tickets were sold quickly and there is no doubt that should ever a function as this be held again, the reputation of MACS and PAWS will precede them and the tickets will fly off the shelves. PAWS and MACS are grateful for the support of local ­companies in funding the event, namely, Julie Jones Peel for ­photography. Costa Coches of Antas, Coles of Andalucia, L ­ ifestyle ­Enclosures Europe S.L., Greg & Co Bar Diner of Turre, Euro Weekly News, Pot Black Snooker, Arteglobos Fantasia, Spectrum Radio and Tomas of Hostal Rural. Also thank you to the many people and businesses that donated prizes for the Raffle - a massive thanks to you all, it couldn’t have happened without your help.

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photos by Julie Jones Peel LIONS INTERNATIONAL Local people are now aware of the existence of the Vera & ­District Lions Club; many ask the ­questions who are the ­Lions? What do they do? The Vera & District L­ions Club was initially created by a few ­ local residents all of which at some time in the ­ past had been members of Lions Clubs in the UK. Our numbers in the past 12 months have grown to 30 members and ­countless valued ­supporters throughout the area. Lions Club members come from all walks of life; they are manual workers, managers, ­directors, housewives, service personnel, just ordinary people like you and I, from a wide variety of ­backgrounds all bringing their individual skills together.With one common objective - To look after the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves in our local c­ ommunity. The Lions Club is split into two main areas F­ undraising, to generate the cash needs of the Club, and Welfare. Welfare covers a multitude of services for the needy. For instance in the last year we have ­purchased a specialist wheelchair for an ­elderly lady that ­otherwise would have been totally housebound. We purchased much needed ­software and books for the children’s refuge in Vera. In a­ ssociation with the Vera Red Cross we purchased Christmas ­presents for a large ­number of local ­children that ­otherwise would not have had a p­ resent at all. Many ­people will be aware of Rick who used to ­collect money in the Vera area. Rick’s health was d ­ eteriorating mainly due to his living ­ conditions and he ­needed to return to the UK.The Vera & ­District Lions Club paid for his flight, took him to the airport, met him at ­Gatwick and took him to a ­centre in the UK. The club is also ­becoming ­increasingly involved in ­providing food for the ­hungry throughout our area. The local ­welfare needs are enormous and we are striving to help as many local people as possible. Vera Lions have ­collected over 1000 pairs of ­spectacles for people in various countries that would ­otherwise not be able to see clearly. The fundraising committee has organised a busy programme of events for the year which includes a Valentine’s Quiz in Bédar; our games/ race nights will be touring the bars in the area, the next one ­being at the Blue Parrot, Vera Playa in early March. The Half Marathon which due to circumstances had to be cancelled will now be a 10k Fun Run and take place in early April supported by a Craft Fair, BBQ and band at the Vera Hotel.The Craft Fair will be the first of regular monthly Fairs to be held at the Vera Hotel on the first Sunday of the month. Our ­programme also includes a Bowls ­Tournament, an Open Golf Trophy and The Last Night at the Proms, so dig out your DJs and flags. Oh, does anybody have a Spitfire for a fly past? The Vera & District Lions Club meets at the Vera Hotel on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm. If you are aware of somebody that needs our a­ ssistance please contact our Welfare ­Chairman Glyn on 670 816 332. For more information on Vera & District Lions Club and Lions International c­ ontact Roy on 634 326 573, or email

DanniellsFox sl have just completed their 4th very successful year in the Parque Comercial, Mojácar

NON-DISCLOSURE OF OVERSEAS ASSETS THE potential cost of non-disclosure of overseas assets by expats who are officially resident in Spain could be more than the value of the ­assets themselves. New rules from the 1st January 2013, any assets held overseas with a value of €50,000 or more need to be declared by April 30th 2013 to avoid the risk of receiving heavy fines. For example, an undisclosed investment of €250,000 would be taxed at 52%. Any income found to be non-declared will be subject to a fine of 150% of the taxable amount which you will have to pay in addition to the tax that’s due. NON-DISCLOSURE OF ASSETS WILL BE COSTLY! THESE ASSETS INCORPORATE: Bank accounts w Properties and rights over properties Shares w Loans w Annuities All types of investment assets and products So if you have any sort of financial interests abroad, including the UK of course, you will need to declare these on an annual basis. Remember new rules apply to whether you are an individual or a company. WILL THESE CHANGES AFFECT YOU? If you believe you may be affected please contact us for an appointment to discuss your options. Don’t let tax become an issue.

TAXATION & ACCOUNTANCY Complete registration into the Spanish Tax ­System including de-­registration from the UK. Annual Resident & Non Resident Tax ­Returns Full UK and Spain tax reviews w UK Tax advice and service Contact us for a free regulated financial planning review on your existing sterling and euro savings. We also offer Regulated financial advice on: Capital protected funds with return in sterling or euros Retirement planning w Inheritance estate planning Monthly savings plans w Life Insurance

2nd Floor, Parque Comercial, Mojácar Playa Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm

Tel: 950 478 617 Carol: 670 816 012 (including evenings) E-mail: Website: Page 17

Classified Ads

T: 657 982 878 E: advertisermojacar@ For your convenience, we have collection points in the following places. Mojacar Playa ........................... Total Entertainment Los Gallardos ........................... El Naranjo Turre ........................................ Connexions Forms and envelopes are also available at these places. ACCOMMODATION / RENTALS APARTMENTS & VILLAS for long term lets and a selection of quality holiday rentals all at reasonable monthly rates! (Special rates for winter lets). Mojácar, Turre and surrounding areas. COASTAL PROPERTIES - under the new management of Sam & Ivan. T: 950 475 235 - M: 637 759 664. E: LOVELY DETACHED 2 BEDROOM HOUSE with closed in patio, private roof terrace, large garage, air con throughout, log burner and is fully furnished. Only 350€ a month plus bills. 20 minutes drive from Mojacar in a quiet Spanish village. Phone Carol on 625 451 433. Mojacar Playa. Furnished SPACE FOR RENT within office premises from 350pm. Contact Dany on 609 667 333.


Non-commercial announcements: births, deaths, personal messages, (max 16 words) are printed free of charge. Personal articles for sale at under 100 euros and Cars up to 500 euros - (max 16 words + one phone number + asking price) are also printed free of charge. Other categories: 1euro per 5 words or part thereof. (eg 20 words =4 euros, 21 words = 5 euros) Entries in bold text: 2 euros per 5 words (or part thereof) PAYMENT WITH ORDER PLEASE


BAR MED. Frontline position on Mojácar Playa. Fixtures, fittings and furniture included. Ready to trade. Leasehold. 55,000€. Tlf: 666 140 901 for details. LARGE BAR RESTAURANT FOR SALE, Garrucha/Vera. Prime location. 400 sqm. Fully equipped. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey or Steve 619 363 832. Offers invited. ALSO AVAILABLE TO RENT. MOJÁCAR PLAYA. Why pay rent when you can buy a FRONTLINE LOCAL. Currently set up and licensed as a bar. Offers around 140,000€. Tlf: 950 475 452 or 666 299 714. CARE SERVICES

CareFusion Why struggle with daily life


when help is just a phone call away? We offer completely free consultations to assess your requirements, backed by a no nonsense pay as you go price structure. Fully qualified to NVQ standard, with over twenty years UK care experience. Call Elle 674 509 382. CRB checked & references available. HOME HELP. Cleaning & Household Chores. Mel Ray (Formerly of the Bakery, Mr UK/GBs supermarket). References available. Tlf: 617 232 494. CHARITY SHOPS APSA CHARITY SHOP, Avenido Lepanto, opposite Rumores, Albox. Open MonSat: 10am - 2pm. Tlf: APSA helpline 663 762 642. PAWS. "Paws Corner" Multicentro, Mojacar, by Europa Veterinaria. Main Shop: 10.30am to 1.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Boutique: 10.30am to 1.30pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat. Contact 629 252 292 shop hours only.


THE FUNDRAISER. TURRE main street, opposite Super Turre, next to Casa Jose butcher. VERA (opposite Supermarket Maxi Dia%). Opening times on shop doors. Tlf: 664 620 288. See ad on page 21.

BATHROOMS VENTANAS y PUERTAS have a superb range of shower & bath screens, shower trays & cubicles at great prices. Tlf: 950 473 104. See advert on inside back cover. BUILDING SERVICES PR BUILDING SERVICES. All aspects of building, construction & carpentry. Landscaping, maintenance & swimming pools. Highest standard of workmanship. Fully legal, professional & reliable with over 15 years experience. References available. Call Richard on 608 673 681 or 662 422 170.


LIVING WATER CHURCH MOJÁCAR located at the Red Cross roundabout opposite the Farmacia. Sunday service now at the new time of 4pm. For information phone Pastor David Hamilton 950 618 814 or visit our website TURRE EVANGELICAL CHURCH. Edificio 13 Avenida de Almeria, Turre. Sunday service at 11am. Tlf: 950 956 171. Email: Website:

MOJÁCAR LONG TERM RENTALS We have a range of all types of properties for long term lets, in & around Mojácar. Currently we have good quality clients looking for top quality 2, 3 & 4 bedroom properties to rent on long term agreements. Don’t Delay, Call Today. Contact Patrick on: 950 478 383 or 662 060 056. E-mail:

PET TRAVEL. Returning to UK or Spain? Why not fly back and we will bring your dog or cat over by van. Tlf: 600 707 607. E-mail:

Antas). Services of basic Christian Beliefs & Worship held on the 2nd & 4th Sundays each month at 11am, in the Community Room (Salon Social) attached to the village church. Further info. from Geraldine or Barrie on 662 169 691 or see our website at at

PUPPY RESCUE CHARITY SHOP, Calle Malaga, Albox. Open Mon-Sat: 10am 2pm. Market stalls at Albox Tuesday market and Sunday Boot Fair. New Puppy Rescue helpline 690 143 140.

CHURCH SERVICES ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY - CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Priest Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432. Mojacar: Eucharist every Sunday at 11am in the church of St. Pascual, Aqua de Enmedio. Albox: Eucharist last Thursday in month at 11am in the Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday in month at 6pm in the Community Hall Aljambra. Details: Church Wardens Alan Smith 950 478 066, Eric Dore 950 615 105 or visit ANTAS CHURCH in Jauro village (signposted from the Cajamar bank in

EXPERIENCED INTERIOR & EXTERIOR DECORATOR. Using quality materials this fast, friendly, clean and efficient service will never be beaten on price. For example: Medium sized interior room from 80€ OR 3 bed detached villas exterior from 475€. For a free quotation contact Paint Magic on 617 904 774. ELECTRICAL SERVICES ANDREW MORRISON ELECTRICAL. Fully qualified and legal electrician. Boletines, Extra outlets, Re-wires, Upgrades, Solutions to tripping problems. ICP trips installed as required by Endesa. For immediate attention call 627 250 204. DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS. Repairs to washing machines, dishwashers, cookers, tumble dryers, electric water heaters. Over 30 years experience. Registered and fully legal. Call: Rod Bridges 687 261 280 or 950 473 035. ELECTRICIAN, 25 years experience. Full City & Guilds. Fully insured & legal. Neil Godwin. Tlf: 687 245 569.984. FINANCIAL & LEGAL SERVICES 4WAYCONNECTIONS. Translation and Spanish Documentation Services. We work in conjunction with lawyers and Spanish officials! NIE, Residencias, Contracts, Cadastre, Conveyancing (Purchases/Sales of property), New Building Declarations, Notary Appointments, Wills, Inheritance and many more. Connecting you with the world! Tlf: 646 844 708. Email: DANNIELLSFOX SL Accountancy, Investment, Mortgage Services (UK & Spain), QROPS Pension Release, Translations & Wills, Pensions, Inheritance Planning, Regulated Investments, Tax Registration. Local 89, Parque Comercial, Mojacar Tlf: 950 478 617. Fax: 950 475 029 E-mail: Spanish Tax Efficient Investment Products regulated by DGS License No J-2209

NRGCG LEGAL & FINANCIAL Official Legal Translations, Tax Registration & Non Residents Tax, QROPS Pension Release, UK & Spanish Wills, Inheritance in Spain, Residencia & NIE, UK Driving Licenses, Vehicle Matriculations. Local 92, Parque Comercial, Mojacar Tel/Fax: +34 950 472 057 Mob: +34 670 215 926 Email: Web: Regulated by DGSFP License N o C0467X03115228Q FOR SALE COMMERCIAL DEEP FAT FRYER. 2 well, 3 phase. 500€. Tlf: 670 613 795. COMPUTER DESK. Dimensions 142x60x72. Good condition. 65€. Tlf: 660 327 707. DISHWASHER. Bosch, full size, hardly used. 100€, buyer collects. Tlf: 950 479 502. GENUINE NIAGARA CYCLO MASSAGE PAD. As new. Can help soothe joint pain, improve circulation, good for back, neck, shoulders, legs and feet. Long lead with hand control. 75€. Tlf: 950 529 225. HAND LUGGAGE TRAVEL BAG with wheels. As new. Regulation size. 40€. Tlf: 660 327 707. WANT TO LEARN SPANISH? Rosetta Stone language packs ... various levels from beginners to advanced. Other languages available including English. Tlf: 651 062 124 or email GENERAL SERVICES DGMG & CO SERVICES. Property rentals, management, cleaning & maintenance. Building, gardening, painting, etc. no job too small. Tlf: Dany 950 478 763 or 609 667 333. RIO WATER FILTRATION. Reverse osmosis, unlimited ultra clean and safe drinking water. Discreet under sink unit with 2 year guarantee and fully installed for just 149€. Contact Richard on 662 422 170. HEALTH & FITNESS AQUAEROBICS/AQUAZUMBA with Alison. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at Oasis Tropical Hotel (Marina de la Torre, Mojacar Playa, 10am. Tlf: 637 465 487 for info. GENTLE YOGA CLASSES for seniors and the not-so-able. Every Thursday 10.15am to 11.30am at The New Kimrick, Mojácar playa. Contact Edna Freeman 950 469 399. OSTEOPATH – NATUROPATH Enrique Arias. Centro Cueva del Lobo, Mojacar playa. Tlf: 629 289 385. ZUMBA IN MOJACAR with Alison at Indigo Gym. Tuesday & Thursday

First Call Computer Solutions · Program Installation · Lost data restoration · Setting up networks · Security Set-up Personal Attention At All Times

628 251 399

Highly Qualified Professional Service Est. 6 yrs on Mojacar Playa


 Foot and calf massagers  Pedometers with body fat analyser  Blood pressure monitors  Heated back and seat massager inc.

12 volt car adapter

Now in our 8th year

9.30am. New class on Thursdays 12 noon for beginners/new to exercise. Call 637 465 487 for more info. INSURANCE AXA - FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE AND INVESTMENT NEEDS contact Dany of AXA Insurance. Policies in English. English spoken. Competitive rates. Tlf: 950 478 763 or 609 667 333. E-mail: NRGCG INSURANCE Property, Motor, Travel, Pet, Life Insurance, Investments, Commercial, Community, Health, Funeral plans. Registered & Regulated in Spain by the DGS. Local 92, Parque Comercial, Mojacar Playa. Tlf: 950 472 057 / 607 478 408 Email: Web: Regulated by DGSFP License No C0467X03115228Q KITCHENS VENTANAS y PUERTAS. Offer a professional design and fitting service including tiling, electrics, plumbing & appliances. Displays in our Mojacar Playa showroom. Tlf: 950 473 104. See advert on inside back cover. LOCKSMITHS LOCKSMITH: Established 10 years. Fully legal. Also car locks. (24 hour emergency service.) Tlf: Lee or Dean 666 949 213. MOBILITY MOBILITY MATTERS. Special products for special needs. Items for sale or hire. After sales servicing and repairs. Call into our shop and check out our REDUCED PRICES for mobility equipment and scooters. CHILD & BABY EQUIPMENT also for hire. SPRING SALE ON SELECTED ITEMS UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY. See our main advert opposite. PLUMBING NO JOB TOO SMALL. No job too big. All work guaranteed. Over 20 years experience in Spain. Fully Legal. Tlf: 697 302 039. PROPERTY / LAND FOR SALE BUILDING LAND - Mojacar Playa. 3,000+ sqm. Electricity & water contracted to be installed. Commercial or residential plots available from 500sqm. Suitable for apartments or other multiresidential applications. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey or Steve 619 363 832.

SECOND-HAND FURNITURE DE LIMA's QUALITY USED FURNITURE STORE on Mojácar Playa. Sell your unwanted items for instant cash. Best prices paid for house clearances. Call Jo: 600 344 565. SPORT & LEISURE TAEKWONDO MOJACAR. Martial Arts training for children & adults. 1st lesson free. Self Defence, Combat, Weapons Training. Tlf: 646 844 708 for more details and class times. Email: or go to the website TILING For all your floor and wall tiling requirements contact 950 473 104. TRANSLATION SERVICES 4WAYCONNECTIONS. Translation and Spanish Documentation Services. We work in conjunction with lawyers and Spanish officials! NIE, Residencias, Contracts, Cadastre, Conveyancing (Purchases/Sales of property), New Building Declarations, Notary Appointments, Wills, Inheritance and many more. Connecting you with the world! Tlf: 646 844 708. Email: TRANSPORT AND REMOVALS DE LIMA's REMOVALS & STORAGE. Local, National & International. Regular trips to the UK and Europe. Call Marc for a free estimate today. Tlf: 647 006 183. LARGE MERCEDES VAN. Regular trips between UK and Spain. Single items or housefuls. Tlf: (UK) 0121 355 0005. Mob: 07976 928053. (Spain) Mob: 699 819 213. LOCATION REMOVALS & STORAGE. Local & worldwide removals. Household & commercial. Cars, caravans, trailers. Short or long term containerised storage in fully alarmed and insured warehouse. Depots in Cambridgeshire and Antas. Family run business. Free estimates. Tlf: Spain 950 391 412. UK +44 1354 655911. TUITION & EDUCATION SPANISH LESSONS WITH VICTORIA, Translations & Interpreting. For more information please call on 950 472 590, email or visit my website at ...

SPRING SALE on Selected Items until end of February

 Bathing Aids  Walking Aids  Household Aids  Personal Care

950 615 432

Child Equipment For Hire

After Sales Servicing Agents for ACORN Stair Lifts & Repairs OPEN: Mon to Sat : 10 am - 2pm Parque Comercial, Mojácar

De Lima's


Mojácar Playa, next to Hotel Sal Marina

SINGLE ITEMS TO A COMPLETE HOUSE MOVE Call Tony on: Spain: (0034) 699 819 213 UK: (0044) 07976 928053 UK: (0044) 121 355 0005 E-mail:


REMOVALS & STORAGE Local • National • International Weekly service to and from the UK

Tlf: Marc 647 006 183


Tlf: Jo 600 344 565




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Bar Esencial


NOW SERVING MORE FOOD OPTIONS Come and check out our new tasty snacks! Open sun terrace Great new selection of freshly made paninis & tasty hot & cold snacks Cocktail Menu Sky HD TV/Sports/ESPN Open 2pm until late Closed Tuesdays

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BOOK, CD & DVD SALE ... Raising funds for PAWS Cat Charity

Good condition, second-hand books for just 1€ Second Tuesday of each month at BEACHCOMBER BAR RESTAURANT Mojácar Playa ... 11am - 1pm ALL DONATIONS OF BOOKS GRATEFULLY RECEIVED



Life Beyond Your Lounge MONDAY Indigo Gym: Full Body Workout 11.30am & Pilates 1.15pm with Alison

PAWS - patas

Miraflores: Stretch & Tone 10am, Yoga with Ana 2pm

GENERAL ENQUIRIES 678 490 217 pawsenquiries@

Escape from your TV set !

Miraflores: Fun Quiz with John 8pm


Oasis Tropical: Aquazumba with Alison 10am TUESDAY Beachcomber: (Every 2nd of month) Book, CD & DVD Sale, 11am Indigo Gym: Zumba with Alison 9.30am

KYANO - presumed brother of Hoove. Young and friendly dog, sociable and playful. Enjoys being around you for cuddles and play.

RUSTY - is a very playful dog and will play all day long. He is a little shy and may hide from strangers. He travels well in the car and is also good on the lead.

HOOVE - presumed brother of Kyano. Young and friendly dog, sociable and playful. A little bit exciteable as he is so happy to be with you. Loves to play. Very people focused.

MELISSA - a very friendly young dog, getting along with people and other dogs alike. She is active and energetic, likes to play and go for walks. Very much a sociable dog and enjoys contact and cuddling.

SABA - is a people friendly dog and we believe that she once lived in a home. She is energetic, athletic and walks on the leash. She is playful and bouncy but also cuddly.

AL - appeared on an urbanisation after the floods and was fed by a kind couple who unfortunately do not live in Spain full time. As there was no one else to feed him when they left they asked PAWS to take him in and find him a home. He is friendly but timid and does not enjoy life in the cattery and needs a home of his own. He has been neutered and will be vaccinated before homing. If you would like any further information about AL, please contact Diane on 950 617 643 or Ruth on 637 817 982.

Miraflores: Film Night 1€ WEDNESDAY Bar Med: Quiz 9pm Indigo Gym: Step 11.30am with Alison Lemon Lounge: Quiz 9pm Millionaire: Fun Poker 8pm Miraflores: Stretch & Tone 10am Miraflores: PC Class 11.30am The Loft: Women on Wednesday 2pm Oasis Tropical: AquaZumba with Alison 10am THURSDAY El Naranjo: Quiz 8.30pm Indigo Gym: Zumba with Alison 9.30am & 12 noon Kimrick: Yoga for Seniors, 10.15am Miraflores: Zumba Fitness 10am Miraflores: Art Class 11.30am El Gaucho: Live Flamenco Show El Naranjo: Karaoke 8.30pm Hostal Rural: Flamenco Show Oasis Tropical: Aquazumba with Alison 10am SATURDAY Bar Med: Live Entertainment (see boards)

See more dogs at

DUNYA - A very people focused dog. Intense with high energy levels which will need to be met. Is unhappy at the Shelter.

Kimrick: Ceroc with Tracey & Paul. Tlf: 687 251 799.


This small chihuahua was thrown into a garden, the photo below shows her 2 weeks later and ready for a loving home, please ring 663 762 642.


We have been looking after this beautiful ginger tom cat as his former owners had to return to the UK and could not take him with them. Now due to our own unexpected circumstances we need to find him a permanent home. He is about 3 years old and very well behaved. He is neutered and had his initial injections. He is very clean and litter trained and is happy both indoors and out. He is not a fussy eater and only eats dry cat food. This ‘purrfect’ cat loves to play and to hunt, loves being fussed over and is used to other cats. Comes with his own cat carrier, bedding, large bag of food and 6 months supply of Spot on. If you can offer this gorgeous cat a home please ring Net on 699 240 821. Or email me on

Beachcomber: FREE computer workshop 10am Miraflores: Evening Entertainment, call John 608 260 157 SUNDAY Irish Rover: Fun Quiz 3pm La Parata: Live Entertainment, lunchtime 1pm-3pm Millionaire: Fun Poker 4pm Miraflores: Live Entertainment, lunchtime, call John 608 260 157

Cryptic Crossword ACROSS 1. Bone held by team leader and egghead clan (5) 4. Mix up reveals more than two or three (7) 8. Swan and enclosure (3) 9. Bizzare person found Aztec cent riches (9) 10. Dishevelled custodian from our cart (7) 11. High winds in Portugal estate (5) 13. Fashion street in short, plain and simple (6) 16. Cow's tail, ceremony, ringleader, journalist (6) 19. Extenuation found in actual ibis (5) 21. Upholds the law for a change, if fresh (7) 24. Leaving daring pet dizzy (9) 25. Something cold in juice (3) 26. Repel as confused fall back (7) 27. Greens in collossal advert (5) DOWN 1. Theme in grotto picture (5) 2. Disregarded design or redraw, essentially (7) 3. Some choose free lecture (5) 4. Employ first off, remedy not likely to fail (6) 5. Sour liquid found in divine garden (7) 6. Russian mountains of the countryside (5) 7. Scale varies for shoes (5) 12. Event demonstrates the night before (3) 14. Heat up first off, for lubricant (3)

You Can Not Be Serious 15. Disturb part of saddle (7) 17. Arrange something insignificant, rival it (7) 18. Aim for something lofty part of church (6) 19. Reptile that counts? (5) 20. Force a little shrimp elixir (5) 22. Used gestures to find boundaries (5) 23. Monster tailless dorsal extremity (5)

GENERAL TRIVIA QUIZ 1. Who wrote the horror story Sleepwalkers? 2. Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of where in 1986? 3. In which novel does Mowgli appear? 4. Which team won the FA Cup in 1993? 5. Before becoming a pop star what job was Cliff Richard doing? 6. Which peasant accompanies Don Quixote? 7. In Thunderbirds, what is banned from the scene of a rescue? 8. Name the three Bronte sisters. 9. Which 3 countries does Luxembourg border? 10. What is le fromage (french) in english? 11. A Bond girl named Pussy Galore appeared in which Bond film? 12. Who invented the gramophone? 13. How many bottles of champagne are in a magnum? 14. What is the most widely eaten meat in the world? 15. In what year was sliced bread introduced? 16. Which Enid Blyton characters had a dog called Scamper?

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17. What four letter word means the same thing as calcium oxide? 18. What is Jamaica’s biggest export? 19. What is mixed with Tia Maria to produce a Black Russian? 20. Which sea is furthest north, black, white or red? 21. What are the numbers of the only three numbered houses in Downing Street? 22. Which ex-Wimbledon Champion was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany? 23. Which Mediterranean holiday country boasts the ruins of ancient Carthage? 24. How many US states have no borders with any other US states? 25. What is the Italian word for coast? 26. In what century was the Domesday book written? 27. What colour are comic book character Pluto’s ears? 28. Did Paul Gascoigne wear a tie when he went to meet Maggie at 10 Downing Street?

Themed Crossword ACROSS 1. Large voracious aquatic reptile (9) 5. Female chicken (3) 6. Small parasitic arachnids (5) 8. Immature lifeform prior to metamorphosis (5) 10. Animal den (4) 11. Dog (6) 14. Mythical monster (6) 15. Salted and smoked herring (6) 18. Animal symbol (6) 19. Young of 14 Down (4) 22. Large black and white herbivorous mammal (5) 24. Freshwater carnivorous mammal (5) 25. Constrictor (3) 26. Arboreal rodents (9) DOWN 1. May be Bactrian or dromedary (5) 2. The largest living bird (7) 3. Killer whale (4) 4. Snakelike fish (3) 5. Solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped (5) 7. Marine mammal (4) 9. Small viper (5) 12. Wading bird (4) 13. Colony insects (4)

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14. Horned ruminant mammal (5) 16. North American burrowing rodent, ___ dog (7) 17. Extinct heavy flightless bird (4) 18. Extremely large pelagic tropical ray (5) 20. Ursine mammals (5) 21. Echinoderm, ___ fish (4) 23. Donkey (3)

Solutions & Answers on Page 26

By The Other Half Am I glad to see the back of January! It’s not January itself that I am so keen to be rid of, it’s that wind that went with it. Not being a sailor, I see very little point in wind. I suppose it’s nice to have a balmy breeze wafting across the patio and cooling the fevered brow on a hot summer’s day – but it never does! Come summer, when there is a need for a bit of gentle motion in the ground level airstream it disappears completely, whereas during the winter months, when we need halcyon days to allow the sun to warm the house through, the wind screams up the valley like a banshee in a temper. I can maintain a relative calm in the face of a gale; not so the Higher Authority - She hates it! She claims that it ‘ruins her hair’, and I must agree she did look a little haystacky on several occasions in January. In a spirit of helpfulness I pointed out to her that her hair wasn’t actually ruined, simply a little dishevelled, and that there was nothing wrong with it that a comb wouldn’t put right. For some reason this displeased her. She fixed me with a pitying stare. ‘You wouldn’t know’ she said. ‘You haven’t got enough hair to get dishevelled.’ Ouch! I ask you – was that fair? It was the verbal equivalent of a kick in the bollocks. Marital calm, but not peace, had been restored as we retired to bed. The wind was rampaging through the garden and assaulting the house as though it were a personal enemy. I was calm in the face of this onslaught, but the Higher Authority was uncharacteristically jumpy. Something fell over and rolled around a bit. ‘What’s that?’ she exclaimed loudly, just in case I had been asleep. ‘If it’s fallen over, then it can’t fall any further, and it might as well stay there.’ I argued reasonably, pulling the cover over my head. ‘Tch, I suppose I’ll have to go and check.’ With the emphasis on the I’ll, she flung back the cover and sat up on the side of the bed. ‘It could be a burglar.’ What could I do? I couldn’t let my faithful wife of many years sally forth into the teeth of the gale, and possibly the arms of a burglar, could I? I got up, donned dressing gown, and braved the elements. It was a flower pot. I am never again going to offer an opinion on the state of her hair! PAGE 23

activities - associations clubs - societies - groups ANIMAL WELFARE APSA (Almanzora area) 663 762 642 PAWS-PATAS (Coast) General Enquiries 678 490 217 Puppy Rescue in Spain (Albox) 690 143 140 The Dog House Foundation (Huercal Overa) 626 766 073 CLUBS / SOCIETIES Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No (AUAN) Campaigning for legalisation of homes built without proper authority in the Almanzora Valley. Meets 11am on 3rd Sat of month in La Parilla, Albox.Tlf: 617 118 209 Albox Computer Club - a non-profit computer club to help members make better and safer use of computers. Meets Fridays at Bar Rumores at 10am. Illustrated talks (large screen and projector) and members clinic for ailing computers. Email: Web: Almanzora Group of Friends (Albox) Reg. No. 3501. Information Centre and Library. Open Tues, Thurs & Sat 10am1.30pm. Avda. Lepanto, Albox (next to Bar Rumores). Extensive English Library, DVDs and Talking Books. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month, 8pm, at Bar Rumores. Day trips, mini holidays and other social events. Contact: 634 343 147 during opening hours. Almería Link Solos Friendship Club Meets 8.30 pm Wednesdays at Vera Hotel. Newcomers always made welcome. For info: Johnny 950 478 899 or Barbara 697 640 698. Arboleas Neighbourhood Wa tch. Keeping the residents of Arboleas informed of measures to help protect themselves and their property. Go to for more info Bowling Clubs See opposite page. Cambridge 800 Weight Plan. Cambridge 800 is proven to be successful in helping people from all walks of life achieve and manage a healthy weight and lifestyle. Want to achieve your ideal weight? Contact Counsellor Ann Bridges on 660 681 166, no obligation, no joining fee. Clay Pigeon Shooting - Vera shooting ground. If you shoot Olympic trench and would like to meet other shooters call Dickie 678 486 279. Club Taurino de Mojácar. A non-profit making club with no membership fees. Regular meetings and informal gettogethers. Enjoy trips by coach, train, car or on foot to interesting places & exciting events nearby & further afield. Contact Audrey or Mike 950 475 261 or visit Cueva del Lobo Riding Centre. Horse trail rides and lessons. Registered national dressage judge. Didi Arias 639 724 521. Dames In Huercal Overa. Meet 3rd Wednesday of month, 10.30am at the Tennis Club, Huercal Overa. Chairman Pauline Smith 610 315 530. Dames In Spain. Meet 3rd Monday of month, 11am at The New Kimrick, Mojácar. Chairman Myra Holmes 950 475 491. Secretary Iris Hamilton 950 475 863.


Dames In Turre. Meet last Monday of month, 11am at Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre. Guests always welcome. Secretary Pam Smith 950 475 418. President Lesley Barlow 950 478 633. Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International. Monthly Ladies and Men’s Breakfast Meetings. Tlf: David Templeman 950 168 349 or David Hamilton 950 618 814. E: Freemasons. Tlf: 950 460 380 Golf Clubs See opposite page. Indalo Players. Membership secretary 950 615 566. President 950 069 118 or 637 817 982. Maiden’s Coffee Morning every Monday morning at Koi Café, 11am-1pm. Free membership. Ladies come along and join us, bring a friend or come alone, you will be made welcome by all the group. Mojácar Angling Club (M.A.C.) 950 473 099. Mojácar Bridge Club. Mondays and Wednesdays in Turre. Tlf: Les 950 437 100. Mojacar Community Library. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 11am - 1pm. Multipurpose Centre, Mojácar Fuente (lower level). Annual household membership 12€. Seniors 10€ and free for English-reading Spanish. Mojácar Cricket Club (M.C.C.) Sam 663 132 487/ Dave 950 617 606 Mojacar Sewing Circle. Meet at Bella Vista, Wednesday 10.30am. Tlf: Brenda 950 390 426 or Sylvia 950 472 967 Mojacar Walking Group. Register on or Tlf: 950 467 679. Schedules will be e-mailed to registered walkers, and only those registered are invited to walk. Pamela’s Line Dance Club. Tlf: 950 398 076. PIRdA - Refurbished Computers for Deserving Causes. A Registered NonProfit Association which refurbishes computers and other IT equipment for donation to local Associations, Charities and similar groups. For more info go to The Luvvies Theatre Group - a nonprofit amateur dramatic company. Meet weekly on Wednesdays at Bar Rumores, Albox. All are welcome - on stage, behind the scenes, general help. We put on two to three major productions a year, and have other theatre related activities in between. Email: Web: Vera & District Lions Club. Meet first Wednesday of month, 6pm at Vera Hotel. Raising funds for those less fortunate in the local community. Contact Roy on 634 326 573. Email: Website: Vera Photo Club meet every first Sunday of the month from 10am - 12pm at Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa. Wednesday Lunch Group. We are a 60+ group who meet to enjoy lunch and a chat every Wednesday on Mojácar playa. Why not join us? Tlf: 667 303 788. ZUMBA, ZUMBA GOLD for beginners and the less able & ZUMBATOMIC for kids aged between 5 and 12. Classes in Turre, Los Gallardos, Arboleas & San Juan. Contact for timetable details: 950 462 215 or 697 861 071. SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous - Mojacar Area Meetings, Tuesday & Friday, 6 pm, at the

Mojacar Local Buses

1st Oct to 31st May

Buses run every half hour from Puerta Marina (25 and 55 past the hour) to Marina de la Torre, with detours to Mojácar village. First bus: from Puerto Marina/Hotel Indalo 08:55 First bus: from Parque Comercial 09:10 First bus: from Mojácar Pueblo 09:15 First bus: from Marina de la Torre 09:30 Last bus: from Puerto Marina

20:55 Last bus: from Parque Comercial 21:10 Last bus: from Village - goes to Marina de la Torre 21:15 Service is less frequent 13:55 to 15:55 NO service 16:25 to 18:25 Dec & Jan Special dates such as Easter, Major Fiestas, etc., times subject to extensions - consult the Tourist Office or your Hotel Reception.

This information is as supplied by the Tourist Office. The Advertiser is not responsible for its accuracy. For information telephone 902 575 130

Please can all Clubs and Societies check their published infor mation and advise T he Adver tiser of any necessary changes. Alter native ly, if you would like your Club listed here, see contact details below. Thank you

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SUPPORT GROUPS - cont’d Artisan Centre, Mojacar Fuente. Contact 629 108 272/ Almeria Angels - Care & Support Services. Mojacar Playa. Tel: 902 026 468. Email: Web: Carers Support Group Mojacar. Non profit making group of volunteers supported by Almeria Angels. Meet every Thursday at Turre Evangelical Church. 11am-2pm. Offering support and respite for carers and dependants. Lunch is available. Transport can be arranged. Tlf: Fanny Davies 677 683 385 or 950 472 822. E-mail: Mojácar Area Cancer Support Group (MACS) Helpline: (0034) 634 656 555. General Enquiries: Elaine (0034) 607 598 470. E-mail: Ostomist Support for Expats. Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Joyce 950 137 109.

Dates for your Diary February 4: World Cancer Day 4: RBL Albox branch Quiz Night at Bar Lepanto, Albox. 2€ per person - proportion of the income goes to the Poppy Appeal. First question is asked at 8.15pm. 7: RBL Albox branch Coffee Morning at La Parrilla, Albox, 10.30am. Poppy goods sale, especially ceramics, and new items. 7-16: Turre Carnival. Go to for program of events. 7-16: Aguilas Carnival, the biggest and most famous carnival in this part of Spain. Info at 8: Quiz in aid of PAWS, 8.30pm at Beachcomber, Mojacar Playa. 8-15: Mojácar Carnival. Program of events at 10: Chinese New Year 12: Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) 13: Ash Wednesday 14: St. Valentine’s Day/ San Valentín 15: Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa: Caribbean night with DJ Ian. Prizes for Fancy Dress. Optional Buffet created by Viva. 16: Bar El Sitio, Mojácar Playa: Andalucían night with Antonio & Linda. Sevillanas, Spanish tapas and music. All welcome. Spanish attire optional. 18: Dames in Spain meeting, 11am at The New Kimrick with talk by Hector on Osteopathy. All welcome. Tlf: Myra 950 475 491. 20: Dames in Spain Shopping Trip to Murcia. 13.50€. All welcome. Tlf: Irene 950 529 399 or Iris 950 475 863. 21: RBL Albox branch monthly meeting, 11am at La Parrilla, Albox with guest speaker from MACS cancer charity who have recently opened a new shop in Albox. New range of goods on sale at the Poppy Stall. 21: RBL Albox and Zurgena Bowling at Amigos, 12.30pm. 11€ per person to include shoe hire, 2 games and lunch. Contact Steven Mold at for further details. 23: Benefit Party celebrating 18 years of fitness in Mojácar in aid of MACS at The New Kimrick. Dress code 80s! For tickets and info contact Alison 637 465 487. 25: Dames in Turre meeting with a talk by Barbara Napier about the Animo project she founded and riding for the disabled. All welcome. 11am, Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre. Tlf: Lesley 950 478 633. 28: Día de Andalucía WARNING ... PROCESSIONARY (FURRY) CATERPILLAR ALERT The Processionary Caterpillars do not normally show themselves until early spring, most people say March, but due to the mild winter and the recent high winds, these caterpillars are out in full force, nests have been spotted everywhere so please be on the look out if you see a nest or a chain of them on the floor. The caterpillars are covered with approximately 60,000 fine hairs, these hairs are pointed and contain an urticating toxin, similar to, but far stronger than, that found in nettles. The hairs are easily shed or broken off and if they pierce the skin or are inhaled can cause reactions that can range from a mild inflammation and irritation through to severe anaphylactic shock. In humans, after contact with the skin a rash soon appears which can be very painful and last for up to three weeks. Simply by cutting a nest down from the tree, even months after it has been vacated, can release the hairs into the atmosphere and these can easily be inhaled causing breathing problems. Both cats and dogs find the long procession of caterpillars hard to resist and often investigate them by sniffing at them and sometimes licking them. Inhaling the hairs can severely affect an animal’s breathing and licking them can cause necrosis of the tongue such that parts of the tongue turn black and may drop off or have to be amputated by a veterinary surgeon. If your pet stops eating and appears distressed do not hesitate to take it to a vet, if caught early enough high doses of cortisone will prevent permanent damage and your pet should make a full recovery. If you have a problem with these caterpillars you can call the "SEPRONA" branch of the Guardia Civil on 062 and ask them to come and get rid of them. For more information about SEPRONA there is a web site although sometimes the site is not available. Your local town hall is another course of action and should have an eradication system in place. A trap you can make yourselves is to take a piece of plastic and make it into a cone shape, a bit like the vet puts around the neck of an animal after surgery. It must be large enough to go around the trunk of the tree, make a few small holes around the base of the cone to let out any rainwater. When the caterpillars climb down the tree they become trapped in the cone which of course must be shiny and smooth inside so there is no grip for them to climb out. Pictured here is Baxter of Pets Paradise Wildlife Sanctuary although this photo is alarming to see, he did make a full recovery but only due to PROMPT VETERINARY ATTENTION and then only because Baxter’s owners spotted that he was standing on a caterpillar and sought immediate assistance. If they hadn’t the situation could have been fatal, or at best Baxter may have lost half his tongue! The vet needs to work very fast, and you must encourage this if it seems not so.

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Pool League 2012/2013 Team Rankings as at - half way Place 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th

Team Molinico Bar Moya Julios Alvaron Dara El Pinar Esencial Blue Parrot Cave Bar Cafe Royal Auto Corner Gondi Pot Black Stop

Points Played 42 13 37 13 33 13 30 13 29 12 29 13 26 13 25 13 23 13 22 13 17 13 17 13 17 13 13 12

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Market Days Mon: Antas - Berja - Huércal Overa Tues: Albox - Cuevas del Almanzora - Los Gallardos Wed: Bédar - Lubrín - Mojácar - Velez Blanco Thur: Carboneras - Cuevas del Almanzora - Olula del Río - Sorbas Fri: Garrucha - Turre - Zurgena Sat: Aguilas - Arboleas - Tijola - Velez Rubio - Vera Sun: Purias - Villaricos Summer: Garrucha Promenade (Nightly) - San Juan de los Terreros (Sunday)

Markets & Rastros Wed: La Cumbre Restaurant, Los Gallardos ... 9am - 1pm Sat: Indalo Centre, opposite Red Cross, Mojacar Playa ... 9am - 2pm Sat: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road, Albox ... (am) Sat: Sopalmo ... 10 am - 4 pm Sun: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre) Mojácar Fuente ... (am) Sun: Camping Los Gallardos ... 9am-12pm Sun: (first Sunday of month) La Montaña Farmers’ Market ... 12pm Sun: (second Sunday of month) Bédar ... 9am Sun: (second Sunday of month) Velez Rubio, on Industrial Estate

Bowling Clubs Almería Bowling Club: Jim Pike: Tlf: 950 398 803 Indalo Bowling Club: Toni Watts: Tlf: 950 468 165 Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club: Doreen Sands: Tlf: 950 064 791/690 006 681 Information on Nationals: Bryan Redington: Tlf: 950 478 604

Golf Clubs & Societies Aguilon Golf Members: Les Raufer: Tlf: 636 938 404 or 634 641 199 Almería Golf League: Les Raufer: Tlf: 950 619 273 or 634 641 199 Badgers Golf Society: Keith Bradley: Tlf: 950 478 525 or 607 305 339 Boxers Golf Society: Tlf:607 675 318 or forums section of www. Cortijo Grande Golf Club: Mike Picken: Tlf: 950 475 509 Forum Golf Society: Phil Elam: Tlf: 666 847 840 or website: Marina Members Golf Club: Jim Budd: 950 162 727 website: Media Golf Society: Carol or Trevor: Tlf: 950 461 077 or 671 971 410 Valle del Este Golf Society: Alan Townsend: Tlf: 690 090 982


Useful Numbers Police, Ambulance, Fire, Civil Protection Multilingual Operators

112 Health Emergencies

061 Guardia Civil

062 Local Police

092 RADIO-TAXI 950 22 61 61 Legal - 24hr Water (Emergencies) Galasa ................................. 902 355 575 Gestagua (Albox) ...... 950 120 649

Electricity (Emergencies) Sevillana ............................ 902 516 516

Gas (Leaks): Repsol .................................... 901 121 212

Telefonica Faults .................................................................. 1002 Int. Operator ..................................... 11825

Coast Guard .......... 900 202 202 British Consulate (24hrs) All Areas ............................ 902 109 356 Web: .

Mojacar Town Hall Multi-Lingual Service 902 442 250 (9am-1.30pm)

Trivia Quiz Answers 1. Stephen King 2. Carmel 3. The Jungle Book 4. Arsenal 5. Credit control clerk 6. Sancho Panza 7. Cameras 8. Emily, Charlotte & Anne 9. France, Germany & Belgium 10. Cheese 11. Goldfinger 12. John Logie Baird 13. 2 14. Pork 15. 1930 16. The Secret Seven 17. Lime 18. Marijuana 19. Vodka 20. The White Sea 21. 10,11 and 12 22. John McEnroe 23. Tunisia 24. Two-Hawaii and Alaska 25. Riviera 26. 11th century 27. Black 28. No


BARS with FREE WIFI Mojácar Playa unless specified

e:Arriba Cafe Bar e:Badgers e:Bar Esencial e:Beachcomber e:Captain’s Bar & Bistro e:Cave Bar e:Crazy Cow Bar/Café e:El Naranjo, Los Gallardos

e:Posada del Candil e:Irish Rover e:Kimrick e:La Parata e:Lemon Lounge e:Bar Stop, Turre e:Millionaire, Vera Playa e:Miraflores, Camping Los Gallardos

e:Bar Las Delicias, Lubrin e:Rusty Nail Famous Quotes ... Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. ... Ellen Goodman

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AXA Insurance ....................................................... FC Artizan Kitchens & Bathrooms .......................... 3 Bar Esencial ............................................................... 20 Bar Med ............................................................................. 5 Bluwater Web Design .................................. IF Camping Los Gallardos ......................... 15 CareFusion Care Services ................................... 4 Casa Benedict (Property Rentals) ............. IF Chimeneas Mojacar SL ............................... 11 Chiropody & Beauty (Kim White) .... 13 Coastal Properties ............................................. 3 Construction (Mat Murray) ................................. 3 Costa Coches .......................................................... 10 Costasol (Toldos/Blinds/Awnings) .................. 3 Crash Repairs (Auto Finishing) ................ 10 Crazy Cow Café .................................................. 8 DanniellsFox Financial Services ............... 17 D.Match Digital Services ...................... BC De Lima’s Removals & Used Furniture .. 19 Dental Clinic (Mojácar) ........................... BC Donna’s Boutique .................................................. 7 El Cano Transportes y Áridos ............................ 3 El Gaucho Argentinian Grill/Pizzeria ........... FC El Naranjo ....................................................................... 4 English Move (Removals) ............................... 19 Ferretería Mojácar ........................................... 3 First Call Computer Solutions ......... 19 Fitness For All ......................................................... 13 Gecko Services ........................................................ 5 Get Fit, Stay Fit with Alison ..................... 13 Gill’s English Bedlinen & Fashions ................... 4 GSF Communications ..................................... IB Hair Design ................................................... FC/13 Harmony Therapies ...................................... 13 Independent Legal Advisor .................. 7 Iron Art ............................................................................. 21 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ........................ 20 FC: Front Cover

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La Parata Bar Restaurant ................................... 9 Lemon Lounge Bar Restaurant ................. 11 Location Removals/Storage/Auctions ..... 19 Locksmith (Lee/Dean) ........................................... FC Millionaire ................................................................... 21 Miraflores Bar Restaurant .................. 15 Mobility Matters ................................................ 19 Mojácar Homes ....................................................... 3 Mojácar Long Term Rentals ............. BC Neil Godwin - Electrician ......................... 3 Occasions Cards & Gifts ................................... 11 Paint Magic Decorator ................................... FC Pampered Hair & Beauty Salon ................. 13 PR Building Services ........................................ IB Ralf Motors Levante SL ........................... 10 Real Covers (for Pools) ........................................ 7 Ric Polansky Property Sales ........................ BC Rio Water Filtration ........................................ IB Rod Bridges (Appliance Repairs) ................. 3 Spanish Property Choice .......................... 3 Spectrum FM Radio .......................................... 3 Stella’s Hair & Beauty Salon ............................ 13 Suckling Electrical ................................................ 3 Super Corner English Supermarket ...... FC The Fundraiser (Charity Shop) .................. 21 The Irish Rover ........................................................... 6 The New Kimrick .................................................... 5 The Property Shop ............................................. 3 Tio Tomas Bar-Restaurant-Hostal ............. FC Torre Bahia Restaurante ....................... FC TV Products Shop ............................................. 14 Tyre King ...................................................................... 10 Upholstery ....................................................................... 5 Ventanas Y Puertas ......................................... IB Victoria Insurance Services ................ 19 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ............................... FC

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