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From the Editor

t’s nearly Spring though at the time of writing we seem to have slipped back into windy winter mode! The only consolation is we know it won’t last very long. This issue sees the launch of a new Property Page, a dedicated page for agents and private vendors to showcase your property for sale or rent … you’ll find it on page 14. Also in this issue is a feature on Bédar, highlighting some of the local businesses, a summary of the area written by Phillipa Vickery and some great shots by Julie Jones Peel. This year’s month of March is a busy month for one’s social diaries which you could say includes feasts and fiestas across the nations. Mothering Sunday (UK), St Patrick’s Day, (Ireland), Dia de la Vieja (Spanish but local to the area), San José (Spanish Fathers' day) and of course, Easter, which prompts me to remind you to make sure your Easter eggs are kept out of reach of your dogs. Similarly don’t be tempted to feed them even just a little bit. Chocolate contains theobromine which slowly builds up toxic levels in their system and can result in muscle tremors, seizures, an irregular heartbeat, internal bleeding, or a heart-attack. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder contain the most! And finally … clocks go forward on Easter Sunday, 31st March Until next month, Tracey

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View column was the news of the announcement by Mojacar ’s mayoress that no bars could play music without a license, not even background music. Naturally this caused quite an uproar. In an interview with Richard Shanley of Spectrum FM the following was established … The rule regarding the music license is a law of Andalucia. Because last year ’s request by the town hall for bars to ‘moderate the volume’ was not respected, this year they have decided to apply the law which means that only bars with a music license are allowed to ‘play’ music – that is background music not live music. For live music (bands/ singers, not DJs) to last no longer than one and a half hours … between 15th July and 30th August … and between Friday and Sunday, bars must apply for permission from the town hall. Special events outside of these times will be given consideration. Licenses should take a couple of weeks to be granted. Neighbour complaints will be taken into account. Bars are being checked for their noise levels and a new bylaw is to be introduced to combat noisy holidaymakers causing a nuisance in urbanisations. Enforced will be closing times for bars, restaurants and chiringuitos weekdays 2am, weekends 3am. Regarding the problems of the ‘botellón’. Rosa Marie Cano said these are linked to the music. Last year 4,000 fines were issued. When asked where the revenue from the fines went she said that 80,000€ had to be spent on extra policing and 11,000€ was spent on postage to notify those who had received a fine! She seems set on enforcing these rules/laws and I quote, “We are going to control every aspect that damages the image of Mojacar.” So I guess all we can do is await the outcome/repercussions! An Easter Fair is being held at The Kimrick, Mojacar on Saturday 23rd March starting at 12pm.The MACS Easter Bunnies will be making their 1st ever appearance and holding a competition on the day to raise money for MACS. There’ll be lots of stalls, including, pies & cakes, art pieces & jewellery, handmade fairies, books, pickles & jams, handmade soaps, jewellery, handmade cards, fashion

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accessories, ladies fashions, makeup and much more. The Bar will be open and hot & cold snacks available. For more information you can call 664 808 998. On Good Friday at Indigo Gym there is going to be a special Easter Bunny Zumba Megamix Party with Alison at 11.30am. Everyone welcome and apparently there will be some chocolate prizes!!! For the second year Etticut in Turre are having an Easter Bonnet Competition, entries cost 1€ and this will be donated to the Vera Orphanage Easter Egg Fund. The competition is open to children as well. Entries need to be in by 5pm, Tuesday 26th March. The winner will receive a treatment up to the value of 20€ in the salon. Hold onto your bonnets and go along to the Fun Day being held at Hostal Rural on Easter Sunday in aid of PAWS. There’s a fair amount of fun and frolics going on including face painting, good old fashioned competitions for the kids – egg & spoon, sack race, Easter egg hunt. A Country Fair with around 40 stalls selling a wide variety of items including homemade cakes. A Fun Dog Show with classes for Best Easter Bonnet, Owner most like dog, Cutest, Most obedient, Best senior, Fun agility, Best rescue and a Best in Show final. Bar and burger grill. Entrance fee is 1 euro, 12 years and under are free. Opens at 12 noon, set to finish at 5pm. In case of rain will be moved to April 7th. A Tug of War competition is being organised separately, to enter this you need to call 697 302 129. Zaks’ Plaice in Garrucha are pleased to announce that Rock Eel and Tinned Roe are back on the menu after finding a new supplier! The Tango Show with Belen and Tupac is back at La Cabaña Argentinian for the season but note the shows are now on Fridays, not Wednesday as before. Mama Paula who rocked Turre last year at the Turre Music Festival will be back at Hostal Rural on 15th June. Tickets, which actually haven’t yet been printed are being reserved like the clappers. ABBA are also booked to return on 31st August. Tickets for both are available from Siobhan, call her on 697 302 129 or email spainalvon@yahoo.co.uk.

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local Spanish families go out enmasse for picnics in the countryside. Parents erect effigies of "La Vieja", stuffing her head or body with sweets, and stand back to watch the fun. Mothering Sunday in the UK is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Although it is often called "Mothers' Day" it has no connection with the American festival of that name. It originated from a period when most people spent their entire lives in the same church congregation. This church was called one's "mother church" and if anybody moved away, and therefore joined a different congregation, the new church was one's "daughter church.” If at all possible, everyone was supposed to worship in their mother church at least once a year and, by convention, the journey to do so became associated with the fourth Sunday in Lent - and hence the name "Mothering Sunday". In slightly more recent, Dickensian times, Mothering Sunday also became the day on which people who worked full time elsewhere, usually female domestic servants, were allowed a brief weekend off to fulfil this religious obligation. (No Victorian employer would have dreamt of giving workers an annual paid holiday!). Since parents seldom moved home, this meant children could combine it with a visit to their family. It is this latter aspect which the Americans corrupted into "Mother's day". (Note the singular, as opposed to plural, apostrophe) Nowadays everyone in the UK ignores the religious aspect and it is simply a day when mothers receive flowers, cards and possibly a present from their children. Another interesting day, celebrated in Spain with much more fanfare than Mothers' day, is Fathers’ day. (This is a "macho" country, after all!). The feast day of St Joseph is invariably on March 19th and although it is not an official holiday, every Spanish business will be closed from midday, as dads rush home from work to be in time for a family picnic outing.

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new website, “dedicated to the British market for promoting tourism in Mojacar and its services.” You’ll find it at ... www.wishyouwerehere.es … I’ll let you make up your own mind about it! And finally … with March having so many traditional feasts and fiestas I thought you might be interested in a bit of history about some of them. A Spanish tradition, peculiar to this specific area, is the Día de la Vieja (Day of the old woman). Originally observed only in the Villaricos, Mojácar, Vera triangle, it has spread across much of eastern Almería province. It always takes place on a Thursday, 3 full weeks before Holy Thursday which, this year, means it will be on the 7th March. Nowadays it’s a bit of fun, but in the old days, when life in this area was extremely hard, and strictly dictated by religion, it was a way to give young children, the sick and the elderly a half-way break in order to survive the rigours of the Lent fast. On this day they would go into the countryside for a feast, open only to them. To amuse the children a paper bag would be filled with a few sweets and fixed to a primitive stick figure, the whole thing being decorated to look like an old woman. The children would then throw stones at it, until the bag burst and the sweets fell out. Expect many offices to close for the afternoon as

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Fry the mince, onion, peppers and garlic in a little oil for 10 mins. Then add the cumin, chilli, salt and pepper, mix in and cook for a further 5 mins. Leave the mixture to cool. This should make 4 or 5 rolls … Place 1 sheet of filo pastry on a board and brush with melted butter, put another sheet on top and brush again. Place a large table spoon of the mix like a sausage at one end of the pastry and roll twice then fold the edges, do this until it looks like a sausage roll, brush with butter, cover with a tea cloth and place in the fridge for about half an hour. Shallow fry, turning the rolls until golden brown, place on kitchen paper to drain. Delicious with a mixed salad, your favourite dips and a cold glass of white wine.

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RE-OPENING Friday 8th March

Champagne ­Showtime p ­ resented by the group Sweet C ­ harity, with founder Janet Franklin as Producer and Roger Dickman as Musical Director, will be staged at the Miraflores Ballroom following a Champagne and Canapé reception. The show is in two parts and features those popular and favoured songs from some well known ­musicals. The first part begins with ­Cabaret and the ­second with songs from Les M ­ iserables. High Society, ­Chicago and South Pacific are just a few featured in this varied, ­entertaining programme. The artists who ­usually sing with the Voices of Almanzora and Cantante from Vera, form the group who entertain us with their strong c­horal talents, ­adding splashes of humour, and with the help of a few props and disguises, will no doubt act out each of their characters superbly. The evening will be compered by John Lodge, the ­entertainments manager at Miraflores Camping, who will also be taking part as one of the singers in this colourful evening. Tickets for the performances on Saturday 9th and Tuesday 12th March are available from various outlets ... Reception, Camping Los Gallardos; Gill’s Linen Shop, Mojácar Playa; Connexions, Turre; Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas; One Stop Pool Shop, Albox. The proceeds from all Sweet Charity productions are given to local charities and those from this event will be divided between MACS, PAWS and Walk for Life, Arboleas. MarianMay


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Camping El Cantal

H. Mar Azul

 If You Drink, Don't Park. Accidents Cause People   All Men Are Animals, Some Just Make Better Pets 

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€ 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: book@crown-rentacar.com VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Nº 359

Road to Mojácar village PAWS Shop

AL 5105

CLEARANCE CARS

Reasonable offers considered

VEHICLE VALETING

S T I C K E R S

Rent-a-car

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

MOTOR VEHICLES

B U M P E R

CROWN

Cruce de Mojácar

<- Advert Zone-9 / 0.75kms ->

Parque Comercial

Tourist Office

Tlf: 950 393 776


www.advertisermojacar.com Excellent Menu del Día

the

lemon lounge RE - OPEN MARCH 20th

Tel: 950 478 320

WITH STUNNING ‘SPRING THINGS’ INDULGE IN AN EASTER TREAT!

Tuesday to Saturday 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Two To Dine for 25€

Paseo del Mediterráneo 199, Mojácar Playa Tlf: 950 472 659 just off the riding stables roundabout

Tuesday to Friday 7pm - 11pm 3 course meal plus full á la carte menu

Saturday Special Sampler Menu

Don’t forget Mother’s Day Sunday 10th March

7pm 11pm

Sunday Lunch 1pm - 3.30pm

2 courses 10.50€ 3 courses 13.50€

Hotel el Puntazo, Mojacar Playa Open: Mon-Fri 10am-1.30pm/5pm-8pm Sat 10am-2pm

Z-6

Bar open all day, every day

Z-6

Chimeneas Mojácar s.l.

Z-4

CLASSIC, RUSTIC OR MODERN CHIMNEYS CASSETTES, LOG BURNING STOVES, BARBECUES, DECORATIVE PLASTERWORKS

Your No 1 entertainment venue in Mojácar for all the family

PUTTING HEAT INTO YOUR HOME

Paseo Mediterraneo 46, Mojacar Playa Tlf: 682 500 483 or 682 714 464 Email: chimeneasmojacar@hotmail.com

Z-8

Open every day from 10am until late with great food available until 10pm including children’s menu

Pool Table

Kid’s Room

NEW GREAT VALUE

Menu del Día ... 10€

Z-4

served day & night STARTERS Homemade Soup of the Day Farmhouse Pate Macaroni in Tomato Salsa Tortilla Meatballs in Tomato Salsa Calamares Romano Crabstick Salad MAINS Salmon Steak Country Chicken Traditional Fish & Chips Vegetable Lasagne Spaghetti Bolognese Gammon & egg or pineapple Fillet Steak (2€ supplement) DESSERTS Black Forest Gateau Profiteroles Fruit Cocktail Pancake Ice Cream

SUNDAYS ... The famous Irish Rover Carvery lunch ... 8.50€ 3 meats, 7 fresh veg served 1pm - 5pm followed by Fun Quiz at 3pm

Mojacar Playa (between Lua and Moma Beach)

Tlf: 950 473 135 *terms and conditions apply, call for more details. All prices exclude IVA. **requires a minimum of 2mbps internet connection

DRAUGHT

‘Eagles’ Tribute Act 12th April Tickets 5€

Sunday 17th March St Patrick’s Day ­celebrations from 8pm Irish folk singer Mark Nugent Tommy McCarthy and back by popular demand ‘Morgan’ ... entry 5€

All major sporting events ... Football, Rugby, GAA, F1, shown on TVs & large screens

“There are no strangers here, only new friends waiting to meet you.”

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NOW OPEN a fantastic New Hair & Beauty Salon on Mojácar Playa called LA MIRAGE. Sharná and James will be La Mirage’s creative hairstylists ... they are both fresh thinking stylists who are p ­ assionate about hair. One of the most important parts of your ­experience in the salon will be your consultation, at La ­Mirage they believe understanding you, and your hair needs, will help them to achieve your beautiful look. There is an excellent THERAPY Room and Therapist for Deep body massage, Luxurious Indian head massage, ­facials, etc. A NAIL Technician offering GELeration nails, manicures and pedicures. WAX Technician for male and female body waxing. A MAKE UP Specialist for your ­special occasions or just to relax while having your makeup applied. And REIKI by Lynn ... a wonderful experience where the transfer of energy from practitioner to client can improve the body’s natural ability to heal itself ... Do you EVER really relax for a full hour? Well, here’s your chance! La Mirage will be holding Hair Workshops to advise how to use your own products and to guide you through the techniques on the use of hair styling equipment. Coming soon and unique to the area is their VIP SUITE catering for all your special events such as Hen parties, wedding packages, teenage pamper parties ... Weekly promotions will be on offer, currently Mondays are 30% off all colours, and La Mirage are proud to­­introduce you to a new and exciting range of products by ‘Neäl &

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La Mirage Hair & Beauty

Hair by Sharná & James, ­creative fresh thinking ­stylists, passionate about hair

Cleanse & Blow-dry 10€ Balayage, Hair Extensions

Tlf: 950 473 110 English & ­Spanish speaking

Colour Me Monday 30% off all colours REIKI by Lynn Massage Treatments Gift Vouchers available

GELeration , manicures, pedicures Make-up specialist Unique VIP Suite coming soon! Mojácar Playa, opposite Tito’s, ­between El Sitio & Crazy Cow Cafe

Wølf ’ - creators of GHD, a range that balances glamour, effectivity and affordability with fragrances created by the perfume house behind some of the world’s finest scents. The salon has a fantastic ambience and very friendly staff, both English and Spanish speaking. Consultations are FREE and you are welcome to call in any time. They are situated on Mojácar Playa opposite Tito’s between El Sitio and Crazy Cow Cafe and their hours are long!


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Professional Chiropody For All & Beauty Treatments Waxing, Electrolysis, Facials, Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Manicures/Pedicures, etc for Ladies & Gents

Clinic at Vera Playa Home visits for the housebound to Mojácar, Vera, Villaricos & now Cuevas del Almanzora

Harmony Therapies at Ceiba Medical Centre,Turre (near Home Sweet Home) Remedial & Sports Injury Massage Hopi Ear Candling

Gift Vouchers available

Non Invasive Food Allergy Testing & Nutritional Advice

For appointments call Kim White 637 149 659 kimfootcareandbeauty@live.co.uk

PAMPERED

Calle Mayor 35, Palomares

HAIR by Phoebe : BEAUTY by Denise 662 573 939 : 950 618 129 : 618 181 545

Ladies dry cuts - 10€ • Hair extensions - 200€ Full head foils, cut or blow dry - 55€ Gents cut - 6€, tuesdays only • Choco brazilian blow dry Scalp massage, colour hair treatment, cut & blow dry - 45€ MENU DEL DíA of Beauty Treatments ONLY 35€ MENU DE LA NOCHE ... Menu del Día plus Cut & Blow Dry 50€

Main Dessert Starter Pedicure Lash perm Lash tint Back massage 1/2 leg wax Brow shape/tint Reflexology Mini Facial File & Polish Indian head massage Ear candling Lip & chin wax CRAZY FIT VIBRATION PLATES LADIES PAMPER DAYS & 4€ a go or 10 for 25€ GIFT VOUCHERS available dermalogica approved skin care centre

Open Tue to Fri 9.30am-5pm & Sat 9.30am-3pm later by arrangement Appointments advisable E-mail: 2bpampered.palomares@gmail.com

Tlf: 950 699 973 or 664 138 837

Wheat Bags & Vitamins

Great for children Home visits available (minimum of 4)

Just 30€

Hopi Ear Candle Treatments During March only 17€ Offer relief for ear wax build up, sinus congestion, migraines, rhinitis, tinnitus, pressure after flying or diving ... Tlf: Jackie 634 331 798

GET FIT, STAY FIT ... with Alison in Mojacar Let me help you get fit and healthy H Beat back pain with Pilates H Aquafit & AquaZumba ... come and join the pool party! H ZUMBA ... dance yourself fit! H Step

H Bodytone

H Circuits

H Aerobics

Tlf: 637 465 487

www.getfitstayfitspain.com

Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals

Alison of Get Fit, Stay Fit was invited to give the Dames in Spain a talk on Zumba Fitness ... here they are t­aking part in a Zumba® Gold session - the Gold version of Zumba being modified to the m ­ ovement and pace to suit older ­participants and b ­ eginners to e­ xercise.

Las Buganvillas 13, Vera Playa (next to Victor’s Bar & Forget Me Not) Hair by Stella

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - all day Saturday, 11am - 2pm

Holistics with Anne

Tuesdays ... other days by appointment Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Ear Candling, Counselling s.n.h.s.dip. psychotherapy & counselling

During March ... receive a COMPLIMENTARY Wash & Blow Dry with all holistic treatments

Hair by Gill

Monday 10am - 5pm Wednesday 10am - 5pm Friday 1pm - 5pm

NEW CAMBRIDGE 800® Weight Plan Programmes every Wednesday Debit / Credit Card payments accepted

Reflexology by Lindy

Fridays, other days by appointment

Beauty & Chiropody by Fiona

Thursdays, other days by appointment

Gift Vouchers Available

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, lunch at Desert Springs Golf Club has been o ­ rganised by the Dames in Spain. Tickets are 17.50€ including coach t­ransport. Contact Iris 950 475 863 to book your place. The Dames in Turre will celebrate with lunch at Restaurant Los ­Angeles, Villaricos. To book contact Lesley on 950 478 633. Page 13


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­ elcome W to the new Property Page ... A dedicated page for agents and private vendors to showcase your property for sale or rent ...

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OFFICE TO RENT Pueblo Diana, Mojácar Playa 56sqm front & back office areas, kitchen & toilet, 300 pcm plus bills

Tlf: 950 475 241 / 664 826 524

Mojácar Playa

149,950€

A delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor apartment on a sought ­after frontline complex. Private store-rooms. Superb ­community gardens and pool.

STAR BUY

950 478 915

www.pricebrown.com There’s no place like

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If you are thinking of selling your property contact us now for a free, no ­obligation, valuation. No monies required before a sale has been n ­ egotiated.

Est. 1994

Marina Golf II Mojácar Playa Ground floor apartment of 2 beds & 2 baths, with 3rd bed/ basement/office/workroom ­below + private double garage. Pool. Very near sea.

Estate Agents & Valuers

Tlf: 950 478 834

Email: info@mojacarhomes.net 309 Paseo Mediterraneo, Mojácar Playa

115,000€ (offers invited)

OPEN HOUSE INVITATION 28th March 11am until 3pm

URB. OASIS DEL MAR 1

Geneviève Soux

I have pleasure in i­ nviting you to an Open House at Urb. ­Oasis del Mar 1, N0 46, Mojacar Playa (­behind Thomas’s ­ Supermarket). It is an ­attractive property at a good price. I hope to see you there, Geneviève

672 624 878

genoveva.soux@remax.es

Mojacar Playa - Lease For Sale Frontline position. Ready to trade. Fixtures, fittings & furniture included

55,000€ Tlf: 666 140 901 (Private Sale) Garrucha/Vera Playa - Large Bar Restaurant For Sale or Rent Prime location. 400 sqm. Fully equipped. Can buy or rent all or part. Tlf: Tracey or Steve 619 363 832

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MOJACAR PLAYA behind Thomas’s Supermarket


www.advertisermojacar.com STEPPING STONES The Carers Support and Social Group We are a small group of people who meet once a week to provide support for Carers and those who are Cared For. At some point in our lives we have all taken on the responsibility of caring for someone or been cared for albeit in a small way. But, what happens when our world is turned upside down and we find ourselves in a rigid daily routine of caring for a loved one who, in turn, has to face the reality of being totally dependant upon us. Stepping Stones was formed almost one year ago and our aim is to o ­ ffer respite and a little light relief for both Carers and their Dependants. We are a non profit making group run by volunteers. Our purpose is two fold. ­ Firstly it is important to know that we have experienced professional nursing help at hand who can offer advice or simply chat to you. Secondly we have a social side with lively conversation and fun activities in a happy friendly environment. Carers can come alone, or bring their dependants, there are no set rules, and the atmosphere is very relaxed and informal. We use the Evangelical church hall in Turre and meet every Thursday ­morning from 11am until 2pm. We serve ­morning tea and biscuits and a light lunch. If you would like to join us but find ­travelling difficult please telephone us and we will arrange transport. As mentioned earlier, we are approaching our first anniversary and ­ to mark the occasion we have ­organised an OPEN DAY which will take place on the 21st March at the home of Fanny and John, Cortijo del Talador, Camino Huerta de las Parras, Mojácar. There ­ will be a Free raffle ticket on arrival and lots going on for what promises to be a fun afternoon. Please do telephone should you need transport or ­ further information. We look forward to seeing you.

STEPPING STONES Tel: Fanny Davies 677 683 385 950 472 822 Email: jandfdavies@gmail.com

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: carol@danniellsfox.com Website: www.danniellsfox.com Page 15


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Our New Shop is Now Open on the Main Street in Turre. Visit us for these and many other ­Special Offers from 10am ‘til 3pm, Mon to Sat

The X5 steam mop is here. Refuse to pay more, yes it’s only 89,99€ with all extras

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www.advertisermojacar.com T Europe has finally decided that about 219 million euros of FEDER Eu funds granted to Andalucia between 1994 and 1997 seems to have gone missing. Andalucia was one of the largest benefactors of EU funds during this time, receiving about 3.3 billion which went towards roads, motorways, hospitals, schools, farms, etc, in an attempt to drag the place into the late 20th century. As you can imagine, with so much cash coming in, quite a few people.. how should I put it? Filled their boots is the expression I was searching for. Anyway, the EU tribunal has now fined Andalucia 29 million euros for a multitude of sins, including the awarding of contracts and payment of them without any work being carried out; contracts being awarded without proper process (ie, to the nearest primo), etc etc etc. Pais Vasco and Valencia are in similar boats. In all, 63 million euros must be returned this year by Spain to the EU. Amusingly, Andalucia has now said that Madrid must make up this shortfall. Their reason being? Incompetent legal defense! T Car boot sales continue every Sunday morning up at Miraflores. 3€ per stall, charity stalls free, browsers welcome! Genuine second hand goods only please.

T Bullfighting will return to Barcelona after the national government announced that it will enact legislation declaring bullfighting to be a National Heritage which will overturn the Catalonian prohibition on bullfighting. Once the legislation is passed in Congress (it hasn’t been presented yet) then regional and local governments will be powerless to ban bullfights, although they could think up spurious reasons to refuse them licenses. T For two fantastic evenings, Champagne Showtime by Sweet Charity will be perfoming a variety of acts up at Miraflores in aid of three of the best local charities around. Local talent will be entertaining us all evening long! Call 608260157 for info. T It’s worth remembering that the shop at Camping Los Gallardos has a full range of English goods at very good prices, as well as being able to top up any EU mobile, English press, Offex UK mail dropoff, and much more. Pop in and have a browse - 7 days a week from 9am till 6,30 pm. News & gossip here is from www.davidjackson.info Almería news & gossip!

Come camping before the 31st of March for our Easter discounts! 6 months camping + six months storage for 1,170€ and get a rebate of

Unlimited use of a pitch for 1,935€ and get a rebate of

New campers only. See website for t&C’s

Call us on 950469519 *book online:CampingLosGallardos.com! More Info: 650418954 or 608260157

¨ 9th & 12th

Champagne Showtime

Sweet Charity presents a special evening of show songs with some of the best voices of the area, all in aid of Paws, Macs & Walks for Life. These two special one off shows promise to be evenings to remember, and all for the best causes in the area.

¨ 10th

Mother’s Day

Treat Mum to the best Sunday Lunch in the area with special entertainment by Mr Johnny Vee!

¨ 17th

St Patrick’s Day!

The craic comes to Miraflores as we celebrate St Paddies in the only way we know how- the Irish way! Fun, games, Guinness, raffles and more!

¨ 23rd

Madness

Up from Benidorm just for us, it’s the nº1 tribute to MADNESS!

¨ 30th

Mr Steve Dale

A brand new act to Miraflores, a new and exciting all round act who promises to please!

** 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. www.facebook.com/miraflores.campinglosgallardos Enquiries: 679970399 Meals: 950469519

Camping Los Gallardos

Camping | Dining | Shopping | Bowling | Living

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!

22 Hibiscus

₤40,000

A wonderful three bedroom home which comes fully furnished with an outside conservatory and private sunbathing area behind the 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: www.CampingLosGallardos.com

30 Mimosas

₤25,000

This home has an extra large master bedroom and a secondary bedroom ensuite. It comes fully furnished with a large outdoor area, conservatory and fittings. Page 17


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The Ribbon for Life day on Mojácar playa raised in excess of 12,000€ for AECC and the documentation for the record ­breaking 5.550 metre of tied ribbon has been sent to the ­Guinness Book of World Record for ratification.

‘Adele’ Tribute Act right.

Talent Evening at Miraflores, Camping Los Gallardos

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T: 657 982 878 E: advertisermojacar@ gmail.com 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. www.coastpropmojacar.com E: coastalproperties@telefonica.net. Mojacar Playa. Furnished SPACE FOR RENT within office premises from 350pm. Contact Dany on 609 667 333. 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: mojltr@gmail.com ANIMALS / PETS 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: ozzjanstone@yahoo.co.uk 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. . BUSINESSES FOR SALE or 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.

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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

CARE / DOMESTIC 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. IRONING AND CLEANING. Tlf: 678 942 835. CHARITY SHOPS APSA CHARITY SHOP, Avenido Lepanto, opposite Rumores, Albox. Open MonSat: 10am - 2pm. Tlf: APSA helpline 663 762 642. www.apsa.org.es 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. 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. www.puppyrescueinspain.org. 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 5. CHURCH SERVICES CHURCH OF ENGLAND - COSTA CALIDA & COSTA ALMERIA. Priest: Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432. Mojacar: Eucharist every Sunday at 11am in the church of St. Pascual, Aqua de Enmedio. Additional Easter Services Thursday 28 March 11am; Friday 29 March 11am. 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 www.mojacarchurch.org. ANTAS CHURCH in Jauro village (signposted from the Cajamar bank in 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 www.antaschurch.com. 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 www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com.

improve circulation, good for back, neck, shoulders, legs and feet. Long lead with hand control. 50€. Tlf: 950 529 225.

TURRE EVANGELICAL CHURCH. Edificio 13 Avenida de Almeria, Turre. Sunday service at 11am. Tlf: 950 956 171. Email: info@turrechurch.com. Website: www.givinglight.com

HAND LUGGAGE TRAVEL BAG with wheels. As new. Regulation size. 40€. Tlf: 660 327 707.

DECORATING SERVICES 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 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: enquiries@danniellsfox.com www.danniellsfox.com Spanish Tax Efficient Investment Products regulated by DGS License No J-2209

LEARN SPANISH THE INTERACTIVE WAY...AS SEEN ON TV...WITH YOUR PC OR LAPTOP. 26 LANGUAGES AVAILABLE, INCLUDING ENGLISH. Enquire on 651 062 124 or bobbyvarley@yahoo.co.uk. GENERAL SERVICES CLEANING, Keyholding, Maintenance. Mojacar area. Reasonable, reliable and efficient service. References available. Call Chris 950 472 903 or 627 565 049. 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 9.30am. New class on Thursdays 12 noon for beginners/new to exercise. Call 637 465 487 for more info. IN MEMORIAM

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: carmen@nrgcgspain.com Web: www.nrgcgspain.com Regulated by DGSFP License No C0467X03115228Q FOR SALE COMMERCIAL DEEP FAT FRYER. 2 well, 3 phase. 500€. Tlf: 670 613 795. GENUINE NIAGARA CYCLO MASSAGE PAD. As new. Can help soothe joint pain,

MAURICE BOWATER Cherished memories of Maurice who died 12.02.2010. Fond memories linger daily, remembrance keeps him near. Loving wife, Mary


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INSURANCE

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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: axa.mojacar@gmail.com

NO JOB TOO SMALL. No job too big. All work guaranteed. Over 20 years experience in Spain. Fully Legal. Tlf: 697 302 039.

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: nancy@nrgcgspain.com Web: www.nrgcgspain.com Regulated by DGSFP License No C0467X03115228Q SHELLY WHITE EXCLUSIVE INSURANCE AGENT shelly.white@libertyseguros.es Tlf: 669 075 541 We can offer the best products for your insurance needs covering Auto, Home, Life, Pet, Liability, Commercial, Community, Funeral and many more… I have 7 years insurance experience, please contact me for your free quotation. I work from Albox, Mojacar and Turre. Home visits by appointment. 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.

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. TILING For all your floor and wall tiling requirements contact 950 473 104.

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

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Child Equipment For Hire

After Sales Servicing Agents for ACORN Stair Lifts & Repairs www.mobilitymatters.es OPEN: Mon to Fri : 10 am - 2pm Parque Comercial, Mojácar

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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: tonystephenson311@hotmail.com

STORAGE FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN SPAIN & UK

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

Tlf: Marc 647 006 183 www.delimas.biz

QUALITY USED FURNITURE STORE SELL YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS FOR INSTANT CASH

Tlf: Jo 600 344 565

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.

LOCKSMITH: Established 10 years. Fully legal. Also car locks. (24 hour emergency service.) Tlf: Lee or Dean 666 949 213.

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. www.locationwarehousing.com

MOBILITY

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MOBILITY MATTERS. Special products for special needs. Items for sale or hire. After sales servicing and repairs. CHILD & BABY EQUIPMENT also for hire. SPRING SALE ON SELECTED ITEMS UNTIL END OF MARCH. See our main advert opposite.

SPANISH LESSONS WITH VICTORIA, Translations & Interpreting. For more information please call on 950 472 590, email victoriaspanishteacher@gmail.com or visit my website at ... victoriaspanishteacher.villadeturre.com

LOCKSMITHS

SPRING SALE on Selected Items until end of March

CLASSIFIEDS COST: 1€ per 5 words

To place your advert call 657 982 878 or leave it at one of the drop-off points listed on opposite page.

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REMOVALS & STORAGE WEEKLY SERVICE SPAIN - UK - SPAIN FAMILY RUN BUSINESS • LOCAL & WORLDWIDE REMOVALS • HOUSEHOLD & COMMERCIAL • CAR S, CARAVAN S & TRAILERS • CONTAINERISED STORAGE • SHORT OR LONG TERM • FULLY ALARMED AND INSURED WAREHOUSE • FREE ESTIMATES - DEPOTS IN UK AND SPAIN

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20th MAR

3rd APR

17th APR

TURN ALL YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS INTO CASH!! AUCTIONS HELD EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY AT 5PM APPROXIMATELY 400 LOTS PER AUCTION VIEWING TIMES - WEEK OF SALE MONDAY & TUESDAY 9.30am - 1.30pm & WEDNESDAY ALL DAY LARGE QUANTITIES OR AWKWARD ITEMS CAN NOW BE COLLECTED

SPAIN: (0034) 950 391 412

UK: (0044) 01354 655911

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The Iron Art monthly charity fairs have resumed and what a success they are! The February Fair saw 25 stalls selling their wares and monies raised were donated to MACS - pictured below centre. The amount of 55€ was raised at the January Fair and this was presented to Beth of Etticut for the Vera Orphanage Easter Egg Fund - pictured far right, centre. The next Fair is on Wednesday 27th March. Interested stall holders please call Eileen on 637 259 033.

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The Royal British Legion, Albox Branch, has heavily reduced this selection of ceramics to make way for a very interesting range of new products. PAGE 23


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Welcome to ... Bédar Offering Quality Rental Homes El Fonte Reformed Cortijo Furnished €450/month Ref: SRA013

Bédar Village House Furnished €400/month Ref: SRA312

Palomares Triplex Unfurnished €400/month Ref: SRA295

La Montaña Restaurant & Bar A charming restaurant just 4km from Bedar Live Music every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month Bookings advisable Phone: 950 398856 text: 670 589788 E-mail: barlamontana@hotmail.com Closed Sunday evenings and all day monday

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For more info and photos visit www.sierraalmeria.com Tlf: 678 587 007

offers you the perfect place to enjoy traditional Spain, without being far off the beaten track. This ­charming and traditional village, tucked into the slopes of the Los ­Filabres mountains, commands breathtaking views across a wide expanse of coastline. It is only a 15 minute drive from the beaches of Mojácar, and is well worth a visit. The ancient village dates back many centuries, and its ­ Arabic past is alive everywhere in the ­ narrow, winding streets ­ covered in vibrant bougainvillea and ­ ­ celebrated in the many lively ­ fiestas ­ throughout the year. The annual S ­ eptember fiesta in ­honour of the ­Virgen de la ­Cabeza, sees a spirited ­reproduction of the medieval ­ ­ century tradition between the ­Moros and Cristianos ... as well as the engaging horseback ribbon race and dazzling march through the white-washed streets. More recently, Bédar’s mining history, and the stunning Moorish buildings that lay scattered across the ­countryside, have begun to attract many nature-lovers and walkers. To experience the peace and tranquillity, visitors can ­enjoy one of the nature trails that can be explored on foot or by bicycle. You can choose ­between long and short paths that ­ entwine the village, ­travelling along historic water and mining routes and through 950 398 108

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Sports shown on big screen

Grilled Meats Salt Baked Fish ~ Shoulder of Lamb Suckling Pig roasted in our wood oven

Speciality Gin Tonics & Cocktails!

LIVE MUSIC from 9pm 8th March ~ DRIFTWOOD 20th March ~ BERRY CHUCKET TRIO 5th April ~ DARREN ANTONY 19th April ~ TONY JUSTICE

BEDAR ARTS CENTRE

Come and join our pottery, painting and mosaic groups, all levels welcome

POTTERY Monday & Wednesday 10:30am - 1:30pm

PAINTING Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am - 12:30pm

Children’s Art Group Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm Plaza La Ermita, Bédar For more information call Trina: 664 896 555, Email: kdoerr@hotmail.com

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www.advertisermojacar.com scented orange groves. Any visit to Bédar would not be complete without mention of the friendly and l­ively restaurants. From breakfasts and coffees through to tapas and menu del día, you will find delicious food at any one of the 4 Spanish bars that remain at the centre of village life. On the outskirts, with more of a bistro feel, there are 2 international restaurants that continue to serve ­delicious cuisine in delightful surroundings. If you fancy getting into the groove, then join the thriving live-music scene that appeals to all ages and nationalities. Take a look at the Facebook page, Bédar Village People, for a listing of events that includes a wide variety of local ­singers and bands. Most of the bars and restaurants host regular evenings that range from ­quiet evening meals with relaxed music, through to rock’n’roll bands where you can dance Restaurante the night away. LA FUENTE Bédar No wonder that so many artists, ­ musicians and Family run intellectuals call Bédar their ­ Fresh home-made food home. Its beauty, situation Beautiful views and proximity to the coast attracts tourists from far and Tuesday - Saturday from 7pm wide. So, if you are lucky Sundays for lunch enough to live close to Bédar, be sure to visit! Private parties catered Phillipa Vickery Tlf: 950 469 185

FITNESS FOR ALL under Town Hall in Bédar with student instructor Peni

CARDIO MIX 9.30am MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

BODY TONE 5pm

Ecocorp Solar & Energy Saving Solutions www.ecocorp.eu Tlf: 671 716 597 At ecocorp we do not just sell you a ­system; we ­deliver, install and g ­ uarantee everything for up to 10 years ‘OFF GRID’ SOLAR POWER KITS – for homes with no ­electricity 3Kw/48V system – from 6995€ (small home) ... can run radio/CD/ DVD/MP3, lighting, large TV and satbox, internet router and phone, small fridge/freezer, washing machine, fan, microwave, small tools, hair dryer, and many other small appliances. Free installation! 5Kw/48V system - from 7995€ - (cortijo / medium home) ... can run radio/CD/DVD/MP3, lighting, large TV and satbox, internet router and phone, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, d ­ ishwasher, hair dryer, an air conditioning unit, swimming pool pump, normal tools and other small appliances. Free Installation! 7Kw/48V system - from 9995€ - (villa / large home) ... can run ­radio/CD/DVD/MP3, lighting, large TV and satbox, internet router and phone, large class A fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher, swimming pool pump, air conditioning, normal tools and other small appliances. Free installation! ECOVERTER™ SYSTEMS for homes that have mains electricity from 8495€ including installation Intelligent energy ... Automatic savings ... Goodbye to power cuts! All prices include IVA and installation. All products come with full ­warranties. Maintenance contracts available. Extended warranties are available subject to maintenance contracts. We can also service and update existing solar systems.

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“EL PASO”

Ctra. Bédar-Lubrin T: 950 469 409 M: 678 868 963

Specialities ... Lamb, Paella, Roasted Suckling Pig Friday 22nd March J & J Music with menu of fish or meat and half bottle of wine 10€pp photos by Julie Jones Peel

TUESDAY & THURSDAY 3€ PER CLASS

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PROPERTY SALES in and around the ­ eautiful ­village of Bédar b We pride ourselves in doing things “the right way” Calle Llanos 6, Bedar, next to Miramar Restaurant M: 687 938 466 T: 950 469 624 M: 607 705 085 info@olivehouse-es.com www.olivehouse-es.com Page 25


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The Rose Singers are performing their 10th anniversary concerts on 19th of April at Living Water Church, Mojacar Playa and on 20th April at Camping Los Gallardos. Tickets are 8€ and available from Gill’s Mojacar Playa; Total Entertainment, Turre; Forget-me-not, Las Buganvillas and Choir Members. The Rose Singers were formed in 2002 but their first concert, with just 6 singers, wasn’t performed until 2003. They are proud of the fact that they are the only classical choral group in the Mojacar Area.

Life Beyond Your Lounge MONDAY Indigo Gym: Full Body Workout 11.30am & Pilates 1.15pm with Alison Miraflores: Stretch & Tone 10am, Yoga with Ana 2pm Miraflores: Fun Quiz with John 8pm Oasis Tropical: Aquazumba with Alison 10am TUESDAY

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

T: 950 958 102

T: 626 766 073

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

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ALL DONATIONS OF BOOKS GRATEFULLY RECEIVED

Beachcomber: (Every 2nd of month) Book, CD & DVD Sale, 11am Indigo Gym: Zumba with Alison 9.30am Kimrick: Ceroc with Tracey & Paul. Tlf: 687 251 799. Miraflores: Film Night 1€ WEDNESDAY Bar Med: Quiz 9pm

PAWS - patas

Indigo Gym: Step 11.30am with Alison

GENERAL ENQUIRIES 678 490 217 www.paws-patas.org pawsenquiries @ gmail.com

Lemon Lounge: Quiz 9pm

“UNTIL THERE ARE NONE ... ADOPT ONE”

Millionaire: Fun Poker 8pm Miraflores: Stretch & Tone 10am The Loft: Women on Wednesday 2pm

Bertie - Jack Russell cross approx 4 yrs old. Loves cuddles, ideal lapdog

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

Erme is a quiet and gentle puppy who is easy to handle and manage. She is cuddly and likes to sit in your lap and be loved.

Miraflores: Zumba Fitness 10am

Lily is an old girl that has known some hard times as her ears and tail have been cruelly cut off. She is submissive and quiet, and really enjoys her time with her caretakers and likes to be fussed. Lily would be best homed as an only dog as she does not seem to like canine company very much.

Miraflores: Art Class 11.30am FRIDAY El Gaucho: Live Flamenco Show El Naranjo: Karaoke 8.30pm Hostal Rural: Flamenco Show

Woody - Long haired German Shepherd. Friendly boy approx 4 yrs old. Vaccinated and passported

Oasis Tropical: Aquazumba with Alison 10am SATURDAY Bar Med: Live Entertainment (see boards) Beachcomber: FREE computer workshop 10am

Oliver is an independent cat who likes freedom to roam so would ideally be suited to life in the campo. He is used to dogs and has been neutered and vaccinated. Please contact Ruth on 637 817 982 or Diane on 950 617 643

Miraflores: Evening Entertainment, call John 608 260 157

Ruby is as sweet and gentle as a dog could be and likes everyone she meets, people and dogs alike. She is very affectionate and is happy to be with you or lying on her blanket or playing with her dog friends.

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SUNDAY Irish Rover: Fun Quiz 3pm La Parata: Live Entertainment, lunchtime 1pm-3pm Millionaire: Fun Poker 4pm

Sandy - Mixed breed, medium sized. She would be an ideal family dog. Approx 2 yrs old

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Cryptic Crossword ACROSS 1. Visual and topical for a change (7) 5. Replace start of second class meal with Hungarian feeling (5) 8. Sounds like a plant used in cooking (5) 9. Bill allows pills (7) 10. Mammals formed from bat ribs (7) 11. Subject revealed in the meaning (5) 12. Directs cattle? (6) 14. Gas set to change legs of journey (6) 17. Tailor had aptitude, essentially (5) 19. Look into it carefully, perplex a miner, somewhat (7) 22. Page permitted small book (7) 23. Alternative art is on the move (5) 24. Some more judicious kiwi servings (5) 25. Novel revealed Roman centurion (7)

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GENERAL TRIVIA QUIZ 1. Which dinosaur’s name means thunder lizard? 2. Which Beatles song has been a hit for Wet Wet Wet and Joe Cocker? 3. What two astronomical objects appear on the Turkish flag? 4. How old was Henry VIII when he became king? 5. What colour is the number 10 on the door of number 10? 6. Which Yazz song was the best selling single of 1988? 7. How many points does a pyramid have? 8. What was the follow up album to Dirty Dancing? 9. Does the Mona Lisa wear a single strand of pearls around her neck? 10. Which is the most northerly of the Channel Islands? 11. Which letter is the top right of a computer keyboard? 12. Through how many countries do the Alps pass? © Puzzle Choice - www.puzzlechoice.com

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13. Which James Bond film saw tennis star Vijay Amritraj playing a cameo role? 14. What went up in 1961 and didn’t come down until 1990? 15. What was the surname of Dorothy, the girl who got blown away in Wizard of Oz? 16. What occurs in one out of every 490,000 human births? 17. Which row of a typewriter keyboard has the most vowels? 18. Who scored 24 goals for Tottenham Hotspur in the 1989-90 season? 19. In which year did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbour? 20. What colour is an American fifty dollar bill if a one dollar is green? 21. Which film was the sequel to Sergio Leone’s a Fistful of Dollars? 22. Of what does a decapitated cockroach usually die? 23. Which sport is played for the Air Canada silver broom? 24. Who played Danny de Vito’s twin in twins? Solutions & Answers on Page 30

You Can Not Be Serious By The Other Half My friend Paul was over on a visit from Torquay, or the English Riviera, as it likes to be called. Paul, over the years, has had more hare-brained schemes than you can shake a stick at, and consequently he has done or failed to do most things, and he knows, or thinks he knows, everything. His current area of expertise is Spain and all things Spanish. He looked at our pool, under its winter cover, in amazement bordering on shock ‘What did you get a pool cover for?’ he enquired incredulously. ‘How can you swim in a pool which has a cover on?’ I riposted that I had no intention of even thinking about swimming until at least May. ‘Why not?’ he countered with an air of benign confusion. ‘You live in Spain.’ ‘Cause it’s too cold.’ I explained patiently. ‘Rubbish! I swim in the sea off Torquay, which is nowhere near as hot as Spain. Look’ he indicated the patio thermometer. ‘22C, plenty warm enough.’ ‘That’s the midday air temperature’ I countered. ‘Not the pool water temperature.’ ‘Well of course not! You’ve got a cover over it, the warm air can’t get in.’ I was about to embark on a detailed and scientific explanation of mean temperatures and thermo-dynamics when he made a remark too far. ‘You’re a wuss.’ He said. ‘Come on! Let’s get this cover off, and we’ll have a dip!’ I felt it necessary to take a stand. A wuss indeed! ‘I’ll take the cover off’ I said firmly, ‘If you’ll have a swim.’ He heard my tone. Our eyes met. ‘Ten lengths.’ I added. I wasn’t going to let him get away with dipping a toe in and mocking me forever after for being, as he called it, a wuss. He hesitated. ‘Five.’ ‘Seven.’ He wriggled uncomfortably. ‘Maybe I’ll leave it for now. My back’s a bit iffy.’ I arched an eyebrow but we called a truce and went indoors. ‘Don’t fancy a dip, then?’ the Higher Authority asked him sweetly. ‘We can get that cover off in no time at all, can’t we, dear?’ We exchanged a knowing smile. We were united in sickness and in health and in the face of insults. Paul clutched his back and grimaced. ‘Back doesn’t feel too good. Don’t think I should risk it. Maybe tomorrow.’ The pool was never mentioned again during Paul’s stay. PAGE 27


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activities - associations clubs - societies - groups ANIMAL WELFARE APSA (Almanzora area) 663 762 642 www.apsa.org.es PAWS-PATAS (Coast) General Enquiries 678 490 217 www.paws-patas.org Puppy Rescue in Spain (Albox) 690 143 140 www.puppyrescueinspain.org The Dog House Foundation (Huercal Overa) 626 766 073 www.thedoghouse-huercal-overa.webs.com 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 www.almanzora-au.org 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: info@alboxcc.com Web: www.alboxcc.com 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. www.almanzoragof.org 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 www.arboleasnws.com 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 www.club-taurino-mojacar.com. 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.

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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: mojacar@fgbmfispain.org. 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 www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com 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 www.pirda.org. 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: info@theluvvies.com Web: www.theluvvies.com 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: veralions@mail.com. Website: www.veralions.es 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, 6pm, at the

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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.

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SUPPORT GROUPS - cont’d Artisan Centre, Mojacar Fuente. Contact 629 108 272/mike@aaspain.org Almeria Angels - Care & Support Services. Mojacar Playa. Tel: 902 026 468. Email: info@almeriaangels.com Web: www.almeriaangels.com Carers Support Group Mojacar. Non profit making group of volunteers meet every Thursday, 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: jandfdavies@gmail.com Mojácar Area Cancer Support Group (MACS) Helpline: (0034) 634 656 555. General Enquiries: (0034) 634 328 334. www.macscancersupport.com E-mail: macscancersupport@live.co.uk Ostomist Support for Expats. Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Joyce 950 137 109.

Dates for your Diary March 1: St David’s Day 7: Dia de la Vieja 8: Dames in Turre International Women’s Day lunch at Los Angeles Restaurant. Guests welcome. Tlf: 950 478 633. 8: Dames in Spain International Women’s Day "Ladies who Lunch" at Desert Springs. 3 course lunch with coffee, 17.50€. Free coach transport. Guests welcome. Tlf: Myra 950 475 491 or Iris 950 475 863. 9 & 12: Sweet Charity perform ‘CHAMPAGNE SHOWTIME’ songs from your favourite musicals. Miraflores Camping Los Gallardos. (More info on page 6) 10: Mothering Sunday (UK) 11: Commonwealth Day 11: MACS Cancer Charity Quiz Night, Beachcomber 12: Paws Charity Book and DVD sale. Beachcomber, 11am. 17: St Patricks Day (18th, St Patricks Day observed) 18: Dames in Spain Meeting with a talk by Fanny Davies on the founding of Tarleton Travel. The New Kimrick, 11am. Guests welcome. Contact Myra 950 475 491. 19: San José (Spanish Fathers' day) 19: The APSA charity AGM at ‘Jacks’, Avenida Lepanto, 4pm. All are welcome (only members can vote). Tlf: 663 762 642 if you need more information. 20: Vernal Equinox - Start of Spring 23: Easter Fair at The Kimrick, starting at 12pm. For more information call 664 808 998. (see Sea View on page 4) 24: Palm Sunday 25: Dames in Turre meeting with speaker Valerie Penny, cyclist, caver and enthusiastic explorer of the local area. Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre. Guests welcome. Tlf: 950 478 633. 28: Maundy Thursday 29: Good Friday 30: RBL Albox - Poppy Easter Bonnet Ball at La Parrilla. For further details, or to book tickets, contact the social secretary Bob Cowan on 608 049 490 or email him at rcowan25@gmail.com 31: Easter Sunday 31: Animal Fun Day at Hostal Rural, Turre in aid of PAWS. (See Sea View on page 4) 31: British Summertime begins


www.advertisermojacar.com 12 months ago, on 11th March 2012, I lost the love of my life for 42 years, my other half, my soul-mate - my husband, Keith Oakes (age 63). He lost a hard fought battle with Prostate Cancer and, to honour his life and mark his passing, I would like to remind all women/men to ensure their male partners are aware of their Prostate. In 2004, when Keith was first diagnosed, we published something in a local paper and were happy to hear that the local farmacia did notice an increase in men requesting a PSA test; we hope that by doing that someone's life was saved. In Keith's memory I reproduce the article (below), in the hope that it will encourage more men to go to their doctor, or the local farmacia, and ask for a PSA test - PLEASE DO IT, it could save your life!! Please don't let my husband’s loss of life be in vain; he was a firm believer in telling everyone who would listen that they should be tested, and I know he would want me to carry on spreading the word. 10,000 men die from Prostate Cancer every year in the UK alone - if it is diagnosed early enough it can be cured. THIS IS IMPORTANT ... If you are a Male, 50 and over, OR have noticed changes in your urinary habits then you should have a PSA check. PROSTATE CANCER In July 2004, whilst back in the UK for 2 months, to escape the heat and leave Mojacar to the holiday-makers, Keith (aged 56) was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. We left the hospital in total shock – totally floored by the news. We thought our world had fallen apart – and it just wasn’t fair! We love our life here in Mojácar and want to carry on enjoying it. Naturally we first went through all the endless questions: What caused it? Why Keith? How long does he have? Then we calmed down and began to research the various options available and there are many, especially ‘if’ it is caught in the early stages. Unfortunately for Keith, because the diagnosis wasn’t made early enough, there was no apparent cure, just the option of controlling the cancer until such time medical research comes up with a cure for advanced prostate cancer. The prostate doesn't usually come up during casual conversation, so you may know little about this gland and the importance of a PSA test every year; we were the same, we knew very little, but the diagnosis prompted us to learn about it. What/Where is the Prostate Gland The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system. The prostate produces some of the fluid for semen, which transports sperm during the male orgasm. Normally, the prostate is quite small - it is nearly the same size and shape as a chestnut. It is located in front of the rectum, just below the bladder,

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and wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the tip of the penis. The prostate is made up of approximately 30% muscular tissue, and the rest is glandular tissue. Prostate Problem Symptoms indicating a possible “prostate problem” – not necessarily cancer, but worth getting checked out by your Doctor, include frequent urination (especially excessive times in the night), incomplete emptying of the bladder, a weak or interrupted urine stream and difficulty starting urination. However, not all men have symptoms – so even if you are not experiencing any of the above, if you are over 50 why not go for a PSA test anyway – it can’t do any harm can it – better to be safe than sorry! What is a PSA Test? It’s a simple blood test. PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) is a protein made by the prostate gland, which naturally leaks out into the bloodstream. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in your blood. Why have the Test? The PSA test could detect early prostate cancer before you notice any symptoms, or before your doctor can detect any changes in your prostate. The benefit of finding a prostate cancer at this early stage is that it might be possible to remove the cancer by an operation or destroy it with radiotherapy and thus save your life!!! What does it tell me about my prostate? A raised PSA level (generally more than 5.0 ng/ml) is a sign of a possible prostate problem which needs to be investigated by your doctor. More often it purely points to something like an inflamed prostate (prostatitis), or an enlargement of the prostate that often comes with ageing (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, or BPH). Where can I get a PSA Test? Simple – If you live in Mojácar you just go along to the Farmacia in front of La Caixa bank (between the Parador and the Parque Comercial), this Farmacia houses the Laboratorio de Analisis Clinicos. The assistants speak some English. You just say you want a blood test for PSA and that’s it, you have your blood test and they tell you when to come for the result (generally about two days later). If you’re not in the Mojácar area, then just ask your local Farmacia where you can get it done. What does it cost? At the time of writing this article the PSA Blood test cost approx. 25€ - a small amount to pay for peace of mind! If this article can prompt just one man to go for a PSA test then we are happy in the knowledge that we may have saved someone, and their family, from future misery. Anita & Keith Oakes (RIP 11/3/2012) Mojacar (originally written Nov 2004)

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. Arboleas.co.uk

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)

Cortijo Grande Golf Club: Mike Picken: Tlf: 950 475 509 Forum Golf Society: Phil Elam: Tlf: 666 847 840 or philjelam@yahoo.co.uk website: www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Marina Phoenix Golf Society: Jim Budd: 950 162 727 website: www.marinamembersgolfmojacar.com Media Golf Society: Carol or Trevor: Tlf: 950 461 077 or 671 971 410 Stoney’s Sports Bar Golf Society: Turre: Tlf: 671 896 391 Valle del Este Golf Society: Alan Townsend: Tlf: 690 090 982

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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)

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

e:Bar Las Delicias, Lubrin e:Rusty Nail e:Stoney’s, Turre

All Areas ............................ 902 109 356 Web: . www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk

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

Trivia Quiz Answers 1. The Brontosaurus 2. With a Little Help. 3. Star and the moon 4. 18 5. White 6. The Only Way is Up 7. Five 8. More Dirty Dancing 9. No 10. Alderney 11. P 12. Six 13. Octopussy 14. The Berlin Wall 15. Gale 16. Quads 17. The top row 18. Gary Lineker 19. 1941 20. Green 21. A Few Dollars More 22. Starvation 23. Curling 24. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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