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ell here we are, the middle of the year already. Am I the only one who finds time flies scarily fast? Very well done to Dave, pictured on the front cover, for quitting smoking for a year. I know how much of an achievement that is, as my year without smoking was reached just 5 days later on 28th May. Photographer Ian’s camera has been smoking again. There has been so much going on I can hardly fit it all in so, as complete albums can be viewed on his facebook page … bluwater web design … I’ve only put a selection of photos in for each event. If you do visit the albums on facebook you’ll also find St George’s Day and Royal Wedding Day photos. I, and the respective ‘advertisees’ have received some pretty good feedback from last month’s issue proving The Advertiser to be extremely flexible in its format, reaching all areas of advertising needs. The Cool Air report has generated new and existing business – existing apparent due to Richard’s change of telephone number from last year’s report; the “new menu” drew new customers into El Naranjo, Los Gallardos; a bed for sale on the classified page resulted in 31 calls; Roly, last month’s PAWS cat was rehomed as a direct result of his appearance in this magazine and organisers of the Book Sale held at the Beachcomber, in aid of Paws/Alstrays cats, every second Tuesday are convinced that the increase in the amount raised was as a direct result of my publishing a photo of it last month. Not much room left so as summer approaches time to rethink your advertising campaign to target the tourists … Be seen, not heard! There’ll not be many, if any, listening to the radio but they will pick up something to read. I’ll leave you with thoughts of increasing temperatures, though it has been rather warm already. According to the Tálisman thermometer 24th May was the first day this year that the temperature rose above 30 degrees. It peaked at 31 degrees, in the shade, just after 3pm. Also, for the first time this year, the temperature on the night of May 24/25th never went below 20 degrees. At its lowest point the temperature was still 21 degrees! Phew!! Until next month,Tracey

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Hits Mobile, the popular and cheap pay and go mobile phone service provider have come up with their cheapest rate ever! The new tariff ‘5’ offers calls in Spain from 5 cents per minute and calls to a UK landline from 5.3 cents, and is available to new and existing hits mobile customers. For further details you can ring or call into InternetCallshop in Los Gallardos, Linda will provide all the details and she will even set up the tariff change for you free of charge. Tel: 950 398 896 for directions. El Naranjo in Los Gallardos has finished the Sunday carvery for the summer. Throughout June, July and August a 3 course menu is available for 10€, served from 7pm, followed by live entertainment at 8.30pm. June acts include Driftwood, Steve Fisher as Rod Stewart and JC plus a Northern Soul & Motown night. Ali is also organising a Ladies’ Day for Thursday 16th June from 1pm with Bucks Fizz on arrival, canapés, buffet and entertainment with Kim Allen in the evening. Call 950 398 799 to book your place. The Garden Centre at Iron Art, Antas latest Special Offers include Seed Potatoes and Onion Sets, Herb Pots, etc. now at 2.50€ each. There are plans to have a Sunday market in the street outside Iron Art but even though stall spaces have been marked out no further info is available at present. I will endeavour to keep you informed. Stoney’s Sports Bar in Turre have started a new golf society. If you are interested in joining them call 671 896 391. There’s something fishy been going on at The Wacky Hair Salon! They are now offering the ‘Dr Fish’ Pedicure which has been proving popular all over the UK. It involves sitting with your feet in a tank and letting lots of tiny little Garra Rufa fish nibble away any dead skin. It can also work wonders for skin conditions. I’ve been assured that they don’t bite, in fact they haven’t even got teeth. The pedicure just feels like a gentle, relaxing massage and leaves feet looking and feeling refreshed. For appointments and info call into the salon or telephone 667 961 645. Lubrin Fun Run and Walk will take place on 18th June from Bar Las Delicias. The routes are basically the same with 8km for the runners and 6km for the walkers, taking you round the beautiful area of Lubrin, as well as through the village itself. The whole idea is to raise money for MACS and also to

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encourage people to visit and explore Lubrin, so while the participants do the sponsored route, they would like to invite family and friends, etc. to have a look round the village, visit the shops and bars and try out their Spanish with the villagers. Registration is by 4pm - walkers are due to start at 5pm and the runners from 5.15pm. From 7.30pm evening entertainment will include dancers from the Julie Bruce Dance School and live music ‘til late. Sponsor forms are available now from Bar Las Delicias or you can email Any further info call 950 477 310. As a result of the successful Spring concert the Rose Singers were pleased to be able to donate 200€ to the PAWS fund, and also 200€ to Asadis - a charity for disabled children in the Los Gallardos area. Despite there being many events on during April the concerts were appreciated by an enthusiastic audience on each night. They thank all who attended, without whom they would not be able to give to charitable causes. Make a date in your diary for their Autumn concert which will be held at the beginning of November and will include music to suit all tastes. Also, they are still seeking a top soprano. Are you, or do you know anyone who would be, interested? If so, contact Lyn on 667 275 614. 22 in the Parque Comercial reopened for the season in April and have had a wonderful month welcoming both old and new clients and friends. Their Pavement Patio is perfect for a quick bite to eat when shopping or lunchtime snack, for coffee and cake or for a gin and tonic as the sun sets … overlooking the mountains. Their Juicy Steak Burgers are now available at night and from the pavement patio - mega burger (burger + choice of 3 toppings) and a double mega burger (2 burgers & choice of three toppings). Or on those nights when dinner out is too much, stroll down for one of their famous desserts!!! Due to popular demand Get fit, Stay fit Alison has new Zumba classes starting at Indigo Gym. Times are now Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.30am and Thursdays at 12 noon. Call Alison on 637 465 487 for more info about these and her other classes. The growing prevalence of junk messages on Facebook is being used to bait a new scam doing the rounds on the social network. Prospective ‘marks’ in receipt of the fraudulent

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OPEN all year round messages are invited to “verify” their account in order to “prevent spam”. Recipients who respond to the message by clicking on a link end up sharing it on their wall as well as spreading highly confusing and misleading JavaScript. “With all the Sharing going on, this message has spread like wild-fire,” warns net security firm Sophos. “Instead of preventing spam, this particular campaign has been generating it at astonishing rates.” So don’t verify your account if you get this message. It’s official … ‘Gig In The Parque II’ will be on Friday 15 July, provisionally starting at 8pm. Last year the first ‘Gig In The Parque’ was an outstanding success and managed to attract more than a thousand people even though it was competing with Spain’s televised World Cup semi-final game! Since then, people have approached the organiser in the street asking if there’ll be another GIG this year. The Town Hall has had similar enquiries and so this year The Ayuntamiento de Vera is fully supporting the event. ‘Gig In The Parque’ will be a major part of the Town’s 2011 cultural programme and as last year, will be a multicharity event. As well as supporting all participating charities from Vera and the surrounding pueblos this year they are also inviting clubs, associations and other cultural, social and sporting groups to take part, raising awareness of their activities and to recruit members. Last year the GIG featured nine culturally diverse acts during a six hour programme. This year they are looking to extend the range of music and the length of the programme. There is a lot of work to be done so anyone wishing to take part needs to confirm their availability as soon as possible. Contact Harvey Defriend by telephone 678 682 574 or e-mail: There’s a new Craft Fair on Wednesdays at Malibu (formerly Mariela’s) apparently where you will find English branded clothing, Tibetan jewellery, new books, paintings, handmade soap, silver jewellery, homemade pies and cakes, clothing accessories, makeup, designer handbags and more.

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hospital in the Barranco el Negro area of Turre have been unveiled. The new infrastructure, described as one of the most important projects carried out in the area, has a budget of more than €40 million. The project also promises to create a considerable number of jobs: more than 1,500 posts for the construction and more than 200 direct contracts. The Turre Hospital will be similar to the Hospital in Huercal Overa and the private company specializing in medical assistance calculates it will offer more than 200 beds, with facilities, equipment and health professionals at the disposition of residents and those requiring medical attention. The works are expected to take two years to complete and once works get underway, local businesses, the tourism sector and the area in general will benefit. Remember Siobhan and Alan of Bar La Montaña, well, Siobhan and a friend of hers from England have set up a new site on Facebook called Visit Mojacar – although it actually covers other areas apart from Mojacar. Siobhan is always sending information emails to help support the area so this seemed like the next step and within 24 hours it had received 50 ‘Likes’. She’s going to send me more info about it so watch this space. A PAWS fundraiser is being held on Saturday 25th June at Cortijo Tio Salvador, Camino El Quinto, (Turre Road), Mojacar. Entertainment in the form of 2 Monologues by Alan Bennett (comedy and pathos), "The hand of God" by Paul Woolliscroft and "Nights in the gardens of Spain" by Janet Franklin. Tickets are 10€ with a choice of times. Matinee at 3.30pm to include afternoon tea sandwiches, cakes, etc. and tea or a glass of cava. Evening at 7.30pm to include glass of wine or cava and tapas. Continued on page 10

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Every Saturday The Emerald Isle has entertainment of some variety. Pictured below and below right are revellers at the recent 70s Night with DJ Steve King. Check their ad above for who’s on, when. They also have singer Sean Grew every Wednesday and a Fun Quiz and ‘Play Your Cards Right’ with Ian on Sundays.

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Continued from last month ... Lee and Nicki Wakeman are the driving force behind Almeria Angels, this region’s best known nursing agency and 24hr support service, based in Mojácar. Q: Almeria Angels Nursing & Homecare Services has been running for a number of years now and in the summer of 2010 you launched your new 24 hour Emergency Support Service to the residents of the Levante region. How was this service conceived, and what are the benefits to your members? Lee … After working with our clients for a number of years, and seeing what was available to the Ex-pat community, we saw that there was a real need for a more comprehensive support service that could be available to people 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. So, we set up the Almeria Angels Emergency Support Service on a membership only basis. This allows us to dedicate substantial resources to our members, meaning that at the touch of a button via either their home unit, or their dedicated Angels mobile phone, no matter how great or small the emergency, one of our trained British operators will be there to assist them. We securely store a detailed medical history of each member, which is automatically displayed when an emergency call comes in, giving the operator and the on-call nurse a full profile of the member who requires assistance. The on-call nurse can also be despatched and the client call transferred to her mobile phone on route. This means that in the event of a more serious medical emergency, the nurse can remain in contact with the client throughout the journey to the clients' property, and that no time is lost when every second counts. Q: It's an impressive service and did you say all the Emergency Support Staff are native English speakers? Lee … Yes, that's right! Which means there's no language issue for our clients when dealing with medical matters, or in an emergency when a client’s stress levels may be running high. An Angels operator will liaise with any of the Emergency services for our members, giving precise directions to the property, as well as GPS locations, so as to avoid delays in reaching our clients. Q: So with all that in mind, will we see Almeria Angels in other regions along the Spanish coast? Lee … Well! We already have a nursing agency in Mazarron which we launched in 2009, and which has proven to be a great success and we're currently in the process of opening another office in the Malaga region, which will offer our 24

If you would like to know more about that Almeria Angels can offer you, website at: 902 02 64 68 or Email:

hour Support Service as well as our home and hospital care services. Q: Are you both enjoying the Spanish way of life? Nicki … I love it! It's everything I thought it would be! Also, being able to continue nursing is fantastic, it's what I wanted to do when we first moved out here but I wasn't sure if it would be possible, not without a very good level of Spanish. Lee … I have a beautiful wife & daughter and get up every morning knowing I have job satisfaction helping so many of our local community. Plus the sky is usually blue … Q: Since moving to Spain I know there has been a new addition to the family. Nicki … That's right! We had our daughter here in Huercal Overa hospital, she's now 20 months old and definitely has her own little personality. Lee … She goes to a Spanish nursery where I believe she is one of only two English children. So it's great for her integration and she will obviously speak and understand a reasonable level of Spanish when she starts school at the end of the summer next year. Q: Do you think Spain is a better option than England when bringing up a child and offers greater opportunities? Lee … Definitely! She's going to grow up speaking and writing both English and Spanish fluently. This, coupled with what will hopefully be a good academic career, will give her a great opportunity and should open up many more markets, not just Spain and the UK. I also think it's a much safer environment for children here and the Spanish seem to be a little more tolerant of children than we are in the UK. Q: And what does the future hold for you both? Lee … Well we're concentrating on the business at the moment and will do so for the foreseeable future. We're enjoying our life here in Spain as a family and wouldn't want to change anything. We're happy to be able to provide a necessary service to the local community and want to be able to offer the same service to other people in other areas. Maybe we can catch up in a year’s time and I'll tell you how we've got on.

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changing your new IP addy at regular intervals. Its default setting is every 10 minutes but you can change it from every 1 minute to pretty much whatever you want. Also, and this is important, you can switch off the auto-changer. I’ll get to why this is important very soon. To get your new IP addy you will need to run the program you have downloaded, click on the box stating, “Hide my IP”. Once you have done that you will be shown your new addy. If it says in the accompanying details any country other than the U.K. then click the box again which is now saying “Un-hide my IP”. Repeat this process until you get a U.K. addy and then un-tick the aforementioned auto-changer. This is vital if you don’t want to lose your connection mid programme. Once you have an IP address for the U.K. you simply go to your normal browser and type and Bob’s your Muvva’s Bruvva. Just as a point of reference for you. I got my IP address for the U.K. on the 3rd attempt and it took less than a minute. Now! I am not sure where the law stands on all this. In much the same way I didn’t know where the law stood as a kid when I would slip a cassette into the Hi-Fi and record the Pop Charts on a Sunday evening. I presume the law now stands in a more or less identical position with its hands on its hips and a rather stern expression upon its face, but I don’t know. You can take that as a warning or you can ignore me. There, that’s the serious bit done. Let’s go and watch telly on the computer. During the last week or so there has been a fantastically funny viral doing the rounds on Facebook (or Facey as I now

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Mojácar Playa, behind Moma disco Tlf: 950 478 651 Z-5


Since 1973

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Old timers may remember "Chelsea" Mike Wintle, (centre) who lived and worked in Mojácar for 5 years and left about ten years ago. Mike still comes out regularly to visit his old mate, Dave Clift. On the left is Margaret. She and her husband, Roy, own a property in Mojácar and are frequent visitors to the Rusty Nail Terrace.

Happy Birthday

‘Goin’ Fishin’ by Bob Jones, just one of his fabulous Primavera Mojacar VI collection of photos. I recommend you all to see more of his photos at


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Richard Litt (in the check shirt) and family who rented the whole of Casa Benedict, on their second visit, last staying in 2009. Casa Benedict is the ideal location for a group booking for large family holidays or wedding parties, etc. Contact Ian Summers on 616 189 002 or go to for more info




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Beth Underhill first opened Etticut’s doors in 2007 in Vera and since then the salon has gone from strength to strength moving to Turre for larger premises. One of the factors behind the success of Etticut is that this is not an enterprise to stand still. Due to demand the salon is now established as an official hair academy, registered with Vera Town Hall. This is the only English-speaking academy of this kind in the Turre area, and further consolidates Etticut’s status as one of the Levante region’s hairdressing centres of excellence. The salon employs Katey who not only is a lovely person to work with says Beth, but Katey also creates some beautiful, modern and classic styles, Naomi who started as one of the Academy’s students in 2009 is now employed by Beth and is proving to be a great asset to the business with her flair for hair and creativity. Beth has recruited Julie, a tutor from the UK who will work with her to ensure new students are trained to the usual highest of standards in hairdressing using the benefit of her teaching skills. Julie is qualified to teach and assess hairdressing up to HNC, she has been teaching for a number of years in colleges up and down the country. Beth loves teaching, and obviously the Etticut academy is an entirely logical progression for the business. The academy opened its doors in Vera in April 2009 and, so great is demand, that Beth has decided to start a class two evenings a week to accommodate student numbers, which will be of huge interest to anyone who works during the day and who wants to retrain as a hair stylist. Students will receive a high standard of training. Beth is a hairstyling trainer and assessor and works to City & Guilds standards. Julie is a qualified teacher of hairdressing. The part-time course runs for approximately one year, students attending a class one evening a week (the evening course will run over two evenings), with another half day in the salon for practice. Beth keeps class numbers to a maximum of six, so that each student gets plenty of individual attention. There are plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience in the salon under the careful supervision of Beth and Julie. Beth also organises for students to attend training courses outside the salon in such areas as the latest techniques and looks; recent courses attended by Etticut students were on the next season’s styles and a L’Oreal training course on new colours. Students are required to buy a college kit; Beth orders the kits from a very reputable supplier at a very reasonable price, and stresses students don’t have to buy a full kit to begin with, but can build up their kits as they go along. “I think the Etticut courses are an inexpensive way of acquiring skills which can be taken anywhere”, comments Beth.

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Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club (Turre) to say they are honoured to host the Federation España Bowls, Grass Green Championships on June 11 – 14, finals with presentations on the Tuesday. That spectators are welcome and a bar will be open. Many readers probably already know that Matt and Nikky Tew, who lived here for very many years, have left and returned to England. In midMay Nikky was here on a "loose ends" visit. I gather various cars are for sale, including a Jeep, a Mercedes, a Fiat Punto and assorted ex-hire cars from Matt's rental business. You can discover more by calling Jim on 693 702 629. The Ruta De Tapas por Mojacar of 2011 (The Mojacar Tapas Trail) will run from Friday 24th June through to Sunday 17th July with a launch party to be held at Hotel Marazul, Mojacar Playa on Friday

24th June - there will be restricted numbers to the opening event. Each of the participating bars and restaurants will be supplying tapas for this evening event. At the current time of writing there are 18 bars and restaurants participating this year and it will certainly be a ‘Ruta’ to remember. You can collect a new passport at any of the participating bars and/or at the opening launch evening, once they are available. In the meantime for instructions on how this year’s ‘Ruta’ will work and a list of participating bars you can contact the organisers: Karin Schroter at Mojacar Estates, Steve Homer at or Beate at El Patio 2000 Chiringuito. Or visit the De Tapas por Mojacar website: Mojacar Tourist Office has announced that the beaches of Continued on page 13

Teams from Adra, Albox, Almería, Berja, Garrucha, El Ejido, Mojácar, Macael, Níjar, Roquetas de Mar, Vera and Vicar took part in the first Rythmic Gymnastics Competition held at Mojácar Sports Centre on 8th May at which Mojácar came second ... Collecting their prize medals above are Marina Gonzalez (daughter of Axa, Real Covers & Los Arcos Laundry, Dany) and her friend Cleo Herman. Just two of our local ladies to win a place in their section. Another, that I know of, was the daughter of Jose (La Gaviota Restaurant) who won a second.

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Parque Comercial

Tourist Office


Bar Restaurant


950 473 102

Fabulous dining and superb selection of wines at affordable prices




10€ for 3 courses

15€ per person or 28€ for two

Free coffee with the Menu del Día when you mention The Advertiser

SUNDAY Traditional Roast Lunch

2 courses 10.95€ OR 3 courses 13.50€ boxreceiver@

DO YOU RENT OUT YOUR PROPERTY AND HAVE FREEVIEW SKY? Now tell your clients to bring over their subscription card and get all the channels they get at home. This box will take any digital subscription card, UK, French, Spanish, Dutch, German or Italian. FULL HD for high quality picture and receiving. If you wish to get subscription channels such as Sky Sports, Discovery, UK Gold, Travel & Living, Sky 1, 2 & 3 plus many, many others, speak to us we can arrange at a fraction of UK subscription rates.

For reservations tlf: 950 478 186


Open 1pm - 3pm & 7.30pm - 10pm Closed Sunday evening & all day Monday

La Paratá 1.5 Km

Communications GSF

Free WiFi

Stables - Km 23.4 Mojácar Sea-front

Sports Bar Pool - Darts - Sky TV All major sporting events shown live including 3pm Saturday Premiership football

Selection of local and imported drinks

HAPPY HOUR ! Monday to Friday 5pm ‘til 8pm Opening Hours Monday - Friday 5pm - late Saturday - Sunday 2pm - late

79 Paseo Mediterraneo, Mojacar Playa Z-2

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compared to 4€ with Vodafone and much more with Movistar. Our latest piece of equipment is a digital box that will accept any SKY card so, if you are renting a property in Spain you can tell your clients to bring over their card and put it in this box for all the channels they get at home. This is a FREE VIEW box so if you are having a problem with some of your normal BBC & ITV channels you can change to this box to sort out the problems. It is an HD box so you can get all your HD channels through this as well and in fact, if you do not have an HD TV the channels will still display on your television because the signal is stronger. SKY have moved all the HD channels to the top of the list, so quite simply they are going to be the strongest signals. If you like the idea of this box, why not call into our office on Mojácar Playa for a demonstration and if you wish, bring your SKY card and we will show you it working. If you have a holiday home here and bring over your SKY box with your card in it, this will help as from now on you would only need to bring the card for your full programme of channels.

Hotel Provenzal

Hostal Playa Sol

Hotel Rancho del Mar

Tourist Office

GSF Communications are dealers for HITS mobile and Europa Networks, this enables us to offer full service for your communication needs. With land line and internet access from Europa at less than 50€ per month you will be saving a great deal if you are currently with Movistar. We used to deal with Telitec but have recently changed to Europa Network due to their superior service both in response and speed, for example, two customers recently who ordered a landline were both installed in less than 24 hours - I think you’ll agree that is usually impossible in Spain. Our mobile service HITS has been an amazing success story with over 2500 people either switching to the HITS network from their current supplier or just getting a new sim card. HITS have now got data available on their cards, something I know clients have been waiting for. The price of calls with HITS is easily the cheapest in Spain, a ten minute call to a UK landline from your mobile is only 88 cents

Los Amigos

Hostal Villa Rosa

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Hotel Indalo

Hotel Continentall





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

• Servicing & Repairs • Air Conditioning • Bodywork • Valeting


• Full Diagnostics Service • Pre ITV Checks • Re-Registrations • Vehicle Sales


LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110. 9 seater, good condition, many extras inc. roof rack. 13,000€ ono. Tlf: 600 809 293.

Transport/Shuttle Service All Spanish Seaports & Airports, Day Trips - leisure parks, beaches Furniture Shopping trips - Ikea Accompanied Removals - National & International

LORRY, Tipper and Roll On Roll Off Skip/Box, ideal for transporting heavy machinery. Serious offers only. 2001, low mileage, 8250kg. Tlf: 600 809 293. . MOTOR VEHICLES

Tlf: Thomas 633 336 010

MOTOR - MISCELLANEOUS TRACTOR/GRASS CUTTER (SIT ON). 1,600€ new, will sell for 650€. Tlf: 617 166 270 or 659 089 658 (Vera)

Vehicle Air-Conditioning

TWO DUNLOP, ALL SEASONS TYRES. M&S ST20 215/65R16 98S. Second-hand, bought in error. 40€. Tlf: 699 909 737. VEHICLE VALETING SERVICE JONES MOBILE VEHICLE VALETING. “Autoglym” products used. No need for mains water or electricity. Tlf: 661 571 939.

Re-Fill / Re-Chill Don't wait for your air-con to pack up! Get it serviced now and save yourself A100s


FIAT PANDA. 1.2 Petrol. November 2008. AC, PS, EW, CL. 6,000€ FIAT PUNTO GRANDE. 1.3 Petrol. July 2007. 5 doors, AC, PS, EW,CL. (Two available in blue) 7,000€ FIAT PUNTO GRANDE. 1.2 Diesel. July 2008. AC, PS, EW,CL. 9,000€ 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

Price includes transfer of ownership

Diagnostics : Repairs : Re-gas

Call Richard on 950 472 432 or 673 195 872

FIAT PANDA. Automatic, 1.2 Petrol. October 2005. 5 doors, AC, PS, EW, CL. 4,500€


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Vehicles offered for sale at under 500€ are free otherwise it is ... 1€ per 5 words or part thereof 2€ per 5 words for entries in bold. If applicable, cash with order, please.

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

AUDI A6 1998 2.8 QUATTRO AUTO Ideal expat car to return to the UK. Will consider exchange or PX against a Spanish Reg LHD car. 83,000 miles-AC-ABS-FSH-PAS-ESP-4WD-Sound system c/w 6 stack Cd player-Tow bar-Audi alloys-Tiptronic Auto- Good tyres all round. MOT 15/9/11 - TAXED 31/10/11 - Full Service 26/8/10 @ 77,385 miles - Good condition both inside & out - Leather seats. Two faults ... small dent on nearside wheel arch and damaged wing mirror casing, (works fine as is) have new one but needs colour matching before fitting.


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Hotel Playa Rio Abajo

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Continued from page 10 ... Marina de la Torre, Piedra Villazar y Venta del Bancal - Las Ventanicas have won the “Galardon Mediambiental” the “Blue Flag” award. This confirms, among other things, a high quality of bathing water, equipment, security and accessibility. They round it off with, “It is the job of us all to care for our beaches.” Another announcement came this time in the offer of Summer Swimming Courses. The first session from 27th June to 15th July, the second from 18th July to 5th August and the third and final session from 8th August to 26th August. Places being booked now. For more 950 888 877. Club Taurino bookings are now being taken for a 4 day, 3 night holiday in Granada on July 12 to 15th. Staying in a charming period 3 Star hotel situated in the city centre. The hotel has no restaurant or bar but you can take your own food and drink and party on their wonderful Andaluz patio or visit the

Fresh, Fabulous Food & Fantastic Views since 2003 LUNCH: Mon to Fri, 12 - 3.30pm DINNER: Mon to Sat from 7pm Closed all day Sunday

RESERVATIONS: 950 473 058

many tapas bars and restaurants within walking distance. Bedrooms are en-suite and air conditioned with a kettle, domestic fridge, glasses and all you need to make your tea or coffee. To reserve your booking contact Audrey or Mike by phone 950 475 261 or through their website Also, they have a single gentleman looking to share with another to save single supplement charges. Under the headline “Expat heralds a new dawn in Spanish politics” the Telegraph reports that Jessica Simpson has become the first expat politician to lead a political party and win a seat in Spanish government following her success in the regional and local elections on May 22. As leader of Mojacar Positiva Se Mueve, Ms Simpson, 31, from Nottinghamshire, will now represent her party in the town hall, have a say in all future town proposals and give a voice to the expat community that makes up 70 per cent of the

Mars bar ice cream pie, warm chocolate brownie, mixed berry & almond meringue, warm apple pie, sticky toffee pudding, white chocolate cheesecake, to name just a few!! 22 is famous for its desserts which, are probably the best in the World! 3 Course Menu Del Dia 9.95€, Value Dinner Menu, Full International A la Carte Menu ALWAYS GREAT VALUE

Garlic Bread, Nachos, Juicy Steak Burgers, Chicken Caesar Salad, Red Thai Beef, Roast Lamb, Chargrilled Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh, Steak, Scrumptious Salads, Fish & so, so, so much more!!!! Daytime Snacks, Cocktails, Coffee & Cake on our pavement patio with stunning mountain views. We Welcome Children, Vegetarians, Diabetics, Gluten Free Diets and Allergies

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Parque Comercial, Mojacar, 2nd floor (blue awnings above Maskó Café) LIFT & Ramp Access

Castillo of Jesus Navareno (18th century)

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eight million euros in debt. It just does not make sense," she said. A Benefit Concert is being organised in aid of PAWS. Provisionally planned to take place on 24th September at the Artisan Centre, Mojacar - though the elections have delayed the town hall confirming it free for this date - the format will be similar to the “Live Aid” concert and looks to involve all local musicians, dancers and various other activities. Full details will be published and regularly updated on Mojacaronline, PAWS and Bay Radio facebook pages & websites. And finally … as is always reported in this column at this time of year … the summer warning that although July and August is the hot period, June is the deadliest time for sunburn - June 22nd being the peak. Sun factor protection is a must. Take care. Or get a job like mine, that way you’ll not have any time to sit in it!

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Postcard from Blighty … from Phil Naylor Greetings from Blighty! Back here in the UK Spring is sprung & everything nature has to offer is emerging for a stretch after the long cold winter … to be welcomed by the driest March for sixty years and the driest April since records began! The Telegraph is actually suggesting a hosepipe ban might be on the cards reminiscent of the summer of ’76! After a long winter hibernation the warm weather certainly made this Brimstone butterfly’s (Gonepteryx rhamni) day as it takes a welcome sip of nectar from this classic English spring bloom the Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) It’s thought that the word “butterfly” has its roots in “buttercoloured fly” because of the yellow of the male Brimstone butterfly! This is one of only a few species that hibernates as an adult.

Mojacar population. While Mojacar may be a small coastal town of approximately 10,000 people, the significance of an expat political leader winning a seat in Spanish government should not be underestimated. Ms Simpson's success reflects the call for change ringing out across Spain, brought on by a rotten economy and exemplified by the widespread pre-election protests and the drubbing of the socialist party, PSOE, that has governed many Spanish regions since the fall of Franco. Similarly, the problems that Ms Simspon faces in Mojacar, namely huge debt, a disaffected youth and the swaying influence of a few powerful families, mirror the problems affecting the country as a whole. "So much development has happened over the last 20 years it is unbelievable. The town hall made an absolute fortune, yet it is about

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Janet Beckett celebrated her 65th birthday at Mesa Bar-Grill-Restaurant on 5th May. Jan’s two sons flew in from the UK as a surprise. The party was entertained by the duo ‘Atlantis’ who also perform on some of Mesa’s monthly theme nights. Kenny

Memphis in May 2011

The Mississippi River widened to 3 miles (4.8km) six Kenny’s original pitch times its normal width. The volume of water passing by in one second was enough to fill a large stadium. It was due to peak on 10th May the day we arrived in Memphis and 2 days before the World Famous BBQ Competition. Water lapped over Riverside Drive and onto Beale Street and Mud Island was submerged. Fortunately 10 days before it was decided to move the BBQ Competition from Tom Lee Park on the Riverside to Tiger Lane Mid-South Fairgrounds and the slogan “Memphis is Cooking Come Hell or High Water” was created. We have recently returned from this competition, “The Super Bowl of Swine” world championship BBQ Contest, which started 34 years ago to celebrate Memphis BBQ allegedly the undisputed BBQ capital of the world. We went to support Kenny Bishop of Cowboy Cocina. It was his fifth year there and although he didn’t actually compete this year he is still very much part of the Parrothead Porkers a local team who made us extremely welcome in their area. Memphis in May is not just one festival but many different events, weekends and happenings throughout the month mainly centred on food and music. Every year this festival celebrates the culture, customs, cuisine and commerce of a particular country and in 2011 this country was Belgium. The BBQ Competition takes place over 3 days, 12th – 14th May this year with 282 teams competing for over $110,000 in prizes. Teams decorate their Too much pork!! areas (Cooking Caravans) appropriately, usually with items connected to their team names, tee shirts from previous years and trophies Shoulder of pork won. There are some clever and inventive names many using plays on words. Examples are Porkosaurus, Pork Fiction, Oinkin on the River, The Bastey Boys and Fatback Collective, to name but a few. There is a Miss Piggy idol competition where men dress in tutus and snouts, also Best tee shirt and Best decorated booth. The cooking competitions include Hog Roast, Shoulder of Pork, Pork Ribs, Anything but Pork which includes Beef, Poultry, Seafood and Exotic plus Coleslaw, Hot Wings and sauces. The 2011 Grand Champion was Big Boy Gibson Bar-B-Q and I really must congratulate Sweet Swine O’mine who came 8th in the shoulder category, another local team who are friends with the Parrothead Porkers and welcomed us into their area largely due, not to our personalities or accents, but to the extremely bright hand made shoes with chillies on the toes, made locally by Beth, that Chilli Dave was wearing. They certainly attracted lots of good comments and attention and drinks too!! We were able to act as judges by visiting the People’s Choice Contest where, having been given some tuition on judging, you taste 5 samples of pulled pork and vote for your favourite one. You can sample as many times as you like as long as you pay $5 a time. Cooker Caravan Tours take visitors on a tour of some of the teams and you hear first hand about how the team started, about their rubs and sauces, the smokers they use and the process of cooking championship BBQ. We had BBQ unlike any we had tasted before except maybe Kenny’s pulled pork at his Cowboy Cocina. The quality of the meat, the preparation time, the individual rubs used, the time the meat was smoked and the wood used in the smokers plus the friendship of the people we met all added to a wonderful experience not to be missed. Memphis is an interesting city to visit with interesting museums, the famous Peabody Ducks, Gracelands and of course not to be missed Beale Street the home of the Blues where you can taste Southern food whilst listening to some good live music. Thanks Kenny for telling us all about it and encouraging us to go. Unusual smoker Val Carrington


Since 1991, we’ve been your home in Mojácar stablished since 1991, this English family run campsite and mobile home park has grown to become the largest site in the south of Spain. With a host of onsite amenities just 10km from Mojácar, open all year round, we offer long and short term camping and great mobile homes, allowing you to have a safe, secure, inexpensive and legal all year base in a great community in Spain.


A selection of mobile home resales onsite Please note that viewing is by appointment only. Please call 609506869 for an appointment to view. Homes are privately owned and sold via the office. Full information on all home resales is available online at The price quoted is the price paid, there are no additional fees, taxes or hidden costs!

28 Las Rosas

This unit is sited at the entrance to Las Rosas which means it has a green area behind the unit. A rare three bedroomed model, this home is fully equipped with furnishings landline TV and exterior settings.

Over 250 homes onsite

6 Jacarandas

means we’re the biggest around!

17 Olivos

Long & short term storage

Open all day, every day to all! Top up your Hits phone any day of the week with us * Sim card now just 10€ - with 5€ free credit! Call the UK for just 5 cents a minute! Pop into the campsite shop for more info

R.T.A.: AL-4-04-0017


A two bedroomed mobile with ensuite in the main bedroom. A large outside patio with wonderful views over the valley up to Bédar. Fully furnished lounge inc. tv, video, CD/DVD player & bed settee.

All mobile homes onsite are made by Alucasa. If you own an Alucasa mobile home in Spain we are able to offer plots onsite to resite your home.

Problems storing your caravan, R.V., boat or vehicle? We can offer use of our secure insured storage compound for 50€ a month, or 350€ a year with unlimited access.



This is a two bedroomed mobile, fully outfitted with lovely furnishings. All contents included. The home has a large conservatory and roomy patio. A large whirlpool spa bath is included in the sale.

Southern Spain’s largest mobile home park A safe, all year round base in Spain Full community living with onsite 24hr assistance Restaurant, bar and swimming pool Onsite shop and amenities open every day 2 green grass bowling greens Year round entertainment and events Onsite hairdresser, aerobics, clubs and much more Secure vehicle storage compound for just 350€ p.a. A legal, easy & tax free way to the Spanish dream

Camping Los Gallardos Reception: 950 528 324 Office: 679 970 399 Miraflores: 950 469 519 From UK: 020 8144 9365

04280 Los Gallardos, Almería. 500m from exit 525 of the motorway. Full information and photos online at PAGE 15

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"The bar for grown-ups"

Betty Swollocks … ... back from rehab!!! Betty will be performing throughout the summer with her sister, Fetty. NOTE: not really for children or the fainthearted! photos © bluwater web design


Partido Popular Mojรกcar


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BEAUTIFUL EYES by the beauty spot

The beauty industry offers so much now, sometimes it’s hard to keep track, so we are here to help explain a few treatments available for the eyes: lasting eye treatments that help to emphasize the eyes and offer a natural look with the added bonus of no mascara and curlers!

Eyelash extensions - The most popular treatment in the beauty industry at this moment! They are fun and flattering and best of all: no mascara! There are many different ways to do this, here are the main ones: Strip lashes - These have been around for years but they are more advanced and much easy to wear now. Follow the application instructions on the box, although professionals apply them slightly differently. A small amount of glue which is supplied with your false lashes is applied, some are pre-glued. Place on top of your natural lash as close as possible to the lid but not touching the skin, hold in place for 30 seconds and you have fabulous lashes.

Hollywood lashes - each individual false lash is attached to your own lashes with a small amount of glue. This is a lengthy process and can

The Psychic Arts by Diana Dudás m.f.h.t. m.i.c.h.t.

I thank my lucky stars for the five years I spent in Vera, as it was during that time that I had the good fortune to meet so many spiritually gifted beings. I was able to develop my own spirituality through workshops, spiritual development groups and through meeting beautiful people that were far more developed or gifted than myself. I was also introduced to books on the subject of psychic development which fed my hunger for knowledge. There were many parts of being psychic or spiritual that I was confused about, I know for myself I thought because I couldn't see spirits (apart from the ones that come in a bottle) that I wasn't psychic. However since selling my business and moving to a home that is more conducive to this kind of work, due to its peace and tranquillity I feel that I am more connected to the spiritual world. There are various types of psychic ability, Clairvoyant, which is where spirit can be seen, Clairaudient, which is where spirit can be heard and Clairsentience, which is when you can sense that someone is around you. I know for myself when my long lost grandma is around because I can always smell her perfume. My dad who passed away over twelve years ago often pays me a visit and I cannot only feel his presence but I can smell his cigarettes. I remember one night last summer I had some friends over and a few stragglers who I had never met before tagged along. At some point during the evening Alex, one of the ladies that I had just met said "there is a man around you." "I know,” I said, “It will be my Dad." The next morning on walking into the kitchen I was met by a strong smell of cigarettes. None of my visitors the previous evening smoked and besides I could recognize his "Senior Service", a distinct smell that I hated as a kid but now find quite comforting. It was during a workshop last year that we as a group were invited to try and see auras, which is an electromagnetic energy field that every living thing radiates. If you want to learn more about this I suggest reading or watching the film "Celestine Prophecies" by James Redfield which explains more about auras and energies. Seeing auras is practice for most of us; others have a natural gift to PAGE 18

take around one and a half hours, but the result is well worth it, longer fuller lashes that last as long as your natural lashes.

Flare lashes - These are similar to individual Hollywood lashes except each one has approx three to five hairs instead of one. They are attached in the same way as Hollywood lashes, albeit the application time is shorter, approximately 20 minutes. It’s a quicker, cheaper option with outstanding results. Eyebrow Shaping - This is achieved either by shaping with tweezers, waxing or threading, the latter two last the longest, up to six weeks! Your therapist will discuss with you the shape that best suits you and the method you prefer.

Eyebrow/lash tinting - Both of these treatments require a patch test 24 hours prior to the treatment being carried out. For the eyebrows, protection is applied to the skin to provide a barrier which prevents the skin becoming dyed too; the colour is then applied, once the colour has taken, the excess is then removed from the brow. For eye lashes, the process is similar with eyes remaining closed throughout the procedure. This is a great treatment for holidays as there's no mascara wand or eyebrow pencil in sight. The treatment will last between 4-6 weeks.

be able to see auras. I was lucky enough to be at a Mind, Body & Soul show a few years ago and able to have a picture taken of my aura. You sit in a chair and place both hands on an electromagnetic plate and then the camera captures your HEF - human energy field. This is based on bio feedback technology. Each colour band depicts different vibrational frequency of that person. For example, Violet colour would show immense progress in the spiritual field, intuitive abilities and connection with the divine, whereas Red would show more interest in power, money, physical well-being, etc. Psychic Development The best way to develop and heighten your spiritual energy is to spend time with nature and to meditate which will allow you to raise your frequency and bring information from the higher spiritual beings. You are lucky enough to have in your area a number of spiritual development groups and workshops and even a book club that meets regularly to discuss new age books. A great place to find such books is at Everything I have learnt these last few years has been inspiring and has led me on to the next chapter of my spiritual path. If you want to find out more about where you can develop your spiritual side right here on your doorstep, please feel free to email me at

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“Fishy Business” It was a stroll around our local fish market that inspired this article. Although allergic to shellfish I am now able to enjoy a variety of white fish such as sole, hake, cod and plaice. I love fish and what a healthy food stuff it is. I understand the importance of fish and the benefits of the omega-3 essential fatty acids that are contained within. Having reached menopause and also coming from a family wrought with heart disease I am all the more observant of what I should and should not eat to stay healthy. Anyone lacking in these essential fatty acids are more prone to heart disease, some cancers, arthritis, psoriasis and eczema. Mental health and memory loss can also be affected. Balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet will help you improve your health, but if you have an allergy to fish don’t worry there is still hope. Essential fatty acids are not only found in cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel, halibut and sardines. They are also found in flaxseeds, soybeans (sojas), pumpkin seeds (semillas de la calabaza or pippas) , walnuts (nueces) or any oil coming from a seed or nut such as sunflower (girasol), sesame or peanut (cacahuete ) oil. Sun protector: I am sure that you all use a good sun protector when exposing yourselves to the harsh UV rays, however getting sufficient omega-3 can decrease your sensitivity to UV rays and it is also believed that omega-3 fatty acids can also improve the appearance of your skin and help with disorders such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.

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Hormones abound: As you know hormones play an important role in our mood and frame of mind, especially during menstruation and menopause. A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids will have a direct influence on the levels of serotonin in our brain. Serotonin affects our mood and lacking in it will cause depression, tiredness and lethargy. Weight loss: Omega-3 plays an important role in weight loss as it is linked to your insulin levels. If your body is producing too much insulin to cope with high sugar foods and carbohydrates, it is more likely that the excess will be stored as fat. Eating omega-3 fatty acids or taking a supplement will allow your insulin levels to drop and fat can then be used for energy. A recent study took two groups of people who were fed exactly the same diet. One group was given fat in the form of sunflower, olive and peanut oils; whilst the others were given omega-3 fish supplements in the form of eight capsules per day. Those that were supplementing fish oil burned approximately 26% more fat per kilo per minute. Insulin levels were also decreased and the number of fat calories burnt in a single day increased. Therefore a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids will improve your mood, heart, mobility, skin and weight. Can’t be bad! If you have any questions on how to improve your health or wellbeing whether it be physical or emotional, please email me at PAGE 19 Basques and frilly knickers were moving to raunchy rhythms on Saturday 21st May at The New Kimrick, Mojácar. A charity Burlesque show, organised by Jackie Miles-Kirby, was performed in aid of PAWS and MACS. The Burlesque dancers were able to strut their wares after only two days of workshops taught by Trixie O'Neil, a professional artiste from the UK. Burlesque deals with the parody in life using striptease to tantalise and exaggerate the profound occurrences we find ourselves in. The dancers explored stories ranging from a game of golf, relaxing on the beach, a game of poker, fighting and flirting over one man and the utter arrogance of affluent and trampish behaviour in Filthy Posh’s performance of "The Lady is a Tramp." Aunty Eileen cleaned the tables, dusted, and chatted up the men in her rubber gloves. Then after too many swigs from her flask, became bold enough to get on the stage and transform into a beautiful showgirl. Trixie’s real life experience of being strip searched at the airport and the saucy contents of her retro case being examined was retold in dance. A dog collar, a whip, rubber gloves, frilly underwear... Burlesque goes back to the ancient art used by Shakespeare and Chaucer of using humour to highlight and ridicule the everyday occurrences of life. The "reveal" is more about human vulnerability. This was a family show and the girls ended up wearing more than one would on the beach. The dance style indulges in overacted mime to deliver a story and translates through gesture and facial expression. It can be understood worldwide and it's heaps of fun !!! Jackie Miles Kirby

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The PAWS Fun Fashion and Art Show made just over 1,000€. A huge thank you goes to all who supported them, also to all the stall holders, the Julie Bruce Team of ladies, Keith Knight for the music, Dorcas and Sina dancers, Camping Los Gallardos for the venue and last but not least all the models and volunteers. photos © bluwater web design

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CHARITY PUB HUNT Trace and Sheryl - friends of 25 years - organised their 2nd charity Pub Hunt in Mojácar (their 10th in total - having organised them in the UK for their place of work) to raise funds for The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch, for whom Trace is a welfare officer. Teams of 4 or 6 are sent off to walk a limited stretch of the paseo to look for clues in the bars en route, answer quiz questions and collect various items - including a bra! Some went home for theirs, some took theirs off, some ... Janet! ... approached Betty Swollocks for her enormous undergarment! The winners, Mark Whitfield, Paula Cooper, Sandra Sayer, Pat Sayer, Susan Judge and John Mason, won a 50€ cash prize which they immediately donated back to The Royal British Legion making the grand total, including a donation from Badger’s, 125€. A great night was had by all. Look out for the next one (maybe October) when another charity will benefit from lots of people having lots of fun. Rita Sneddon, RBL Mojacar Branch Chairperson sent her sincerest gratitude and thanks to all who took part for the donation. Last year, as a Branch, they were able to contribute 12,383€ to the Poppy Appeal, a good result in the present economic climate.

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Good weather, a fabulous location and generous visitors made the Dames’ charity fund raising day a great success. Held at the home of Rosy and Ken Wildsmith in Vera, the Dames of Spain organised a Garden Party in aid of Alzheimer's Research Trust. It was very well supported, those attending enjoyed lunch after a Paella cooking demonstration, together with fine food from the kitchens. The many stalls and garden games provided opportunity for the visitors to support the day's charity and then they were able to relax on the terraces to further enjoy a drink and the freshly prepared cakes and desserts. The event raised an amazing total of 1,500€.


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Coffee mornings, meetings and major functions are held at La Parrilla Restaurant, Albox. Coffee mornings on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10.30am and monthly membership meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11am. For more information contact Chairman Chris Pearce T: (0034) 630 562 618 E: or go to:


Spanish appeal court has dismissed a case brought by British expats against a government minister accused of defamation. The appeal was brought before the Superior Court of Justice after expats took offence at comments made by the Andalucian government's public works and planning minister Josefina Cruz. During a parliamentary debate in March, when asked how she planned to deal with the problem of illegal housing affecting thousands of British expats in the Almanzora Valley, Almeria, she referred to the situation as: "an intrusion of people... who are not of this country, who have settled here illegally and have shown a lack of respect for the culture of the territory, for the culture of the landscape and the culture of planning... and are now demanding that we solve a problem that they are responsible for having created." Her comments were later ratified in the expat British newspaper Costa Almeria News when she said: "My comments mean exactly what they say: foreigners who have built illegal houses in Andalucia have shown no respect for us.” "I find it incredible that one seeks to defend people who have committed illegal acts." The Superior Court upheld the earlier decision of the Supreme Court and ruled that Josefina Cruz had not denigrated a group of people for being British, which would have been a crime, but had instead criticised people who had knowingly bought illegal houses. Telegraph Expat is launching a campaign in support of the hundreds of thousands of British and other expats who have fallen victim to urban corruption and the confused state of property law in Spain. If you have been affected by the problem, please add a pin documenting your story to the Expat Directory ( under the pin category 'Illegal Spanish Property'. Over time, this will generate an interactive map which will document and expose the full extent of the problem. According to an announcement made by the office of Spain's visiting development minister, José Blanco, the Spanish Homes Roadshow "will highlight the strengths of our economy, transparency and legal certainty of our planning legislation." It is estimated that there are up to one million "illegal" properties in Spain - largely owned by Britons who bought property here in good


On 9th May Albox Branch of the Royal British Legion went on another of their famous trips, this time to the beautiful city of Cordoba. The trip was arranged by Barbara Klughardt and shepherded by Sandra Evans and Ann Wells. Sharing a full coach with the Friends of Almanzora, they all enjoyed a prize quiz en route which kept everyone guessing. Many of the numerous sights were visited during their 3 day stay including the spectacular Plaza Tendillas (pictured left) with its impressive statue of an armoured man on horseback with a very unusual white head and face - even more spectacular when seen at night with all the lights on it and the surrounding fountains. All enjoyed the numerous street cafés and bars and slept soundly after good evenings with good company and although exhausted from their walking tours, enjoyed their trip without exception. faith only to fall victim to uncertain planning regulations and unscrupulous developers and officials. The roadshow reflects growing alarm in Spain at the huge stock of newly-built homes - 400,000 of which are near the coast - that have remained vacant since the country’s economic crisis began. Prices have fallen by up to 40 per cent as banks and developers desperately try to claw back their investments. The UK is the first international destination for the roadshow because, according to the latest data, its citizens and investors in 2009 accounted for 31.5 per cent of foreign buyers of property in Spain. On Saturday 18th June Sunseed and the Agave Eco School are organizing an Open Day at Los Molinos de Rio Aguas, near Sorbas to show their projects to visitors. It will be a fun day filled with various events, activities and tours for adults and children alike. The activities, most of which are free, will start at 10am and will run throughout the day until late. There will be regular guided tours of the project, an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, a fun game about sustainability, movies, a market of local, ecological and handmade products, finishing with an Open Music Jam Session in the evening. Everyone is welcome to join them for a delicious, home cooked vegan lunch for only 5€. People who go to

the Open Day by bicycle will have a 50% discount off their lunch as a way to promote environmental awareness. For further information and booking contact: Sunseed - 950 525 770 Pita-Eco-School - 630 661 865 Sunseed is a charity that began in 1986. Its aims are to develop, demonstrate and communicate accessible, low-tech methods of living sustainably in a semi-arid environment. The different areas it works in are; organic growing, ecoconstruction, appropriate technology, reforestation, water management, education and sustainable living. The Pita-Eco-School is a project initiated in 1993, demonstrating the various ways to use pita (agave) and its wood in desert areas. The school includes an exhibition of various musical instruments and wooden handicraft products made with pita wood. It presents photographs, documentaries and botanical information. The workshops enable you to make your own home-made crafts and musical instruments. It also represents the various projects of the family - NGO Edget Baandnet Children Centre, which helps children orphaned by HIV / AIDS in Ethiopia. On Monday 20th June, Lesley and Frillies Lingerie will be at the APSA shop in Albox from 10am until 2pm. The lingerie sale will include special prices for the day. Find yourselves a bargain and help

the animal charity too!! There is a private fitting service and changing rooms. The shop is in Calle Ancha, just up the road from Santander bank, opposite San Francisco Square. Your support is urgently needed. The Albox Branch of The Royal British Legion are holding a Dinner Dance to celebrate the Legion’s 90th Anniversary and raise much needed funds for current and past serving Forces Personnel. It will be at La Parrilla Hotel & Restaurant in Albox main square on Friday 10th June 2011, at 8pm. For the extremely low cost of 20€ for members and 22€ for non-members you will get a fantastic three course meal with wine/beer/water on the table followed by dancing to the ever popular, JC. Funds raised from this event will go straight to the Poppy Fund to help currently serving and past Forces Personnel in urgent need of assistance, whether it be financial or welfare support. You will have seen in the UK press recently just how hard The Royal British Legion fights for Service Personnel and they can only do so with YOUR support. Help them make a difference and go along and enjoy yourselves at the same time. For tickets or further info please contact either ... Sandra Evans - 950 064 334 or Marie Craig F.A.C.E. Family Fun Day Nearly 400 people attended the 4th Annual F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring For Everyone) Family Fun Day on Sunday 8th May, which was held at the Salón Multiservicios del Ayuntamiento in Arboleas. The Fun Day was officially opened by F.A.C.E. President Adele Wrigglesworth and the Mayor of Arboleas, Angel García Martínez, assisted by interpreter Ben Bamford. In beautiful weather, a fantastic array of entertainment was provided. Underpinned by DJ Extraordinaire Johnny Slade who provided music throughout the whole Grupo Arbuli afternoon. Thanks must go to the Julie Bruce Dance Academy and the Julie Bruce Zumba Dancers, Adam Lukin (a Michael Jackson dancer), Grupo Arbuli (four English Ladies that do Spanish Dancing), Carrie's Dusty Boots Line Dancing Group, Suzie Hudson and Trevor Spencer's Rock 'n' Roll team, The Sol Centre Yoga Demonstration Group of La Cinta, and last but not least, singer Sabrina. F.A.C.E would also like to thank all the local businesses who provided support with donations of sponsorship along with raffle and tombola prizes. Finally much appreciation should be recorded for all the wonderful helpers … too many to name, but you all know who you are … that voluntarily gave their time and energy and helped to make the day the wonderful success The Julie Bruce that it was. Dance Academy At the end of the day 2,300€ was raised, although still counting, and this money will be donated to Age Concern, España, Asociación Carrie's Dusty Boots Española Contra el Cáncer, M.A.C.S. (Mojacar Area Cancer Support) and ALCER (a Spanish Association who give assistance to people suffering from Renal illnesses). If you fancy getting involved with this very worthwhile Spanish registered charity, please ring 667 255 094 or see F.A.C.E. President Adele Wrigglesworth said that once again she had been overwhelmed by the support that the people of Arboleas and surrounding areas had shown to F.A.C.E. during these very difficult times, when many people themselves were suffering from economic hardship. Visitors at the F.A.C.E. Book Stall The Julie Bruce Zumba Dancers

Albox British Legion’s first Treasure Hunt a huge success Sunday 15th May dawned and the sun should have been shining as the intrepid treasure hunters set off to find the clues, instead the weather was overcast and en route the rain came down but this did not dampen the happy hunter’s spirits. Duncan Burr, John Cooper and their wives put the icing on the cake by turning up in a classic Riley. Unfortunately there was only 1 wiper working on the car so they had a job to see when the rain did come down. The organisers, Kay and Rod Lock, Sandy Tucker and Bob Cowan had great fun organising the event. The first route they tried was a bit too hair-raising in places for people who do not like heights, so they had to find another way which was less scary. The route took them through some beautiful countryside and villages and the treasure hunters visited places they hadn't been to before. After finding as many clues as they could and collecting items along the way the hunt finished at Bar Trinidad who laid on a magnificent feast of a barbecue, with jumbo sausages, burgers, cheeseburgers, pork, sardines, jacket potatoes, coleslaw, salad etc. Unfortunately due to the weather, the hunters had to gather inside to eat, but the chef cooked the delicious barbie outside in the rain under the cover of a sun umbrella! A big 2nd prize, a bottle of Cava and 6 bottles of thank you goes to Bar Trinidad for making red wine, won by Duncan Burrs’ party them so welcome and laying on so much food. After the barbie Derek entertained everyone with live music to dance the night away. A lot of the treasure hunters made their weary way home about 9pm, but for those remaining, the music moved to the bar where they continued to enjoy the evening. The event was well attended with 49 people.

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

SWINGING CRIB, beautiful, pine, antique style on stand, can be made static, 37" long, includes mattress, got to be seen. Never used. 85€. Tlf: 950 529 225.


GENERAL SERVICES DOMESTIC APPLIANCE ENGINEER. 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. DO YOU want to get that small job done in your property but can’t find anyone interested in doing it for you? Diego does any weekend job (building, gardening, painting, etc.). Tlf: Dany 609 667 333. HEALTH CARE EXPERIENCED CARE WORKER. Kind, caring, long term resident lady able to live in or out. Tlf: 950 617 643. HEALTH & FITNESS GET FIT, STAY FIT … WITH ALISON. New Zumba classes Tuesday 9.30am, Thursday 9.30 am & 12 noon at Indigo Gym, Mojacar Playa. Also: Aquaerobics, Pilates and more. Call 637 465 487 for information. 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: NRG INSURANCE. Property, Motor, Saving Plans, Life and Mortgage Repayment Insurance, Commercial, Community, Health, Funeral Plans, Marine, Travel, Pet. Registered and Regulated in Spain by the DGS. Parque Comercial, Mojacar Playa. Tlf: 661 050 296 / 607 478 408. E-mail: or visit

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MOBILITY MATTERS. Special products for special needs. RANGE OF NEW PRODUCTS IN STOCK - see our main advert opposite. Items for sale or hire. Call into our shop and check out our REDUCED PRICES for mobility equipment and scooters. Parque Comercial, Mojacar. Tlf: 950 615 432. CHILD & BABY EQUIPMENT ALSO FOR HIRE.

WOODEN GRIP-STRIPS & brass edging for carpet, sufficient for 4x5metres. 20€. Tlf: 608 719 015.

Lost data restoration 628 251 399 Setting up networks 618 539 500 Security Set-up Est. 4 yrs on Mojacar Playa Web Design

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. Suitable for apartments or other multi-residential applications. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey 649 214 397. TRANSPORT AND REMOVALS


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VENTANAS y PUERTAS. Offer a professional design and fitting service including tiling, electrics, plumbing & appliances. Special 15% discount on all kitchen units now on AND 10% off mosquiteros and toldos - limited period only. Displays in our Mojacar Playa showroom. Tlf: 950 473 104.

STUCK AS TO WHAT TO GIVE FOR THAT DIFFERENT BIRTHDAY PRESENT? How about the TOP TWENTY CHART HITS for that particular special date in their life ... birthdate, anniversary etc? Professionally recorded onto CD! Dates covered are 1952 to present! Postal service available! Cost per CD is 20€. Tlf: 651 062 124 E-mail:

TWO SMALL PORTABLE COLOUR TVS (1 a combi). 25€ for both. Tlf: 950 475 452.

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Foot and calf massagers Pedometers with body fat analyser Blood pressure monitors Heated back and seat massager inc. 12 volt car adapter PLUS products for muscle & joint aches & pains from just a few euros!

Child & Baby Equipment For Hire • Bathing Aids • Walking Aids • Household Aids • Personal Care Agents for ACORN Stair Lifts Mon, Weds, Fri: 10 am - 5pm Tues, Thurs, Sat: 10 am - 2pm

LARGE MERCEDES VAN. Regular trips between UK and Spain. Single items or housefuls. Tlf: (UK) 0121 355 0005. UK Mob: 00 44 7976 928053. Spanish mobile: 699 819 213. E-mail: TUITION AND EDUCATION IMPROVE YOUR SPANISH! Classes include conversation and pronunciation practice, grammar and verb tenses. Diploma in Spanish Foreign Language. Next examination will be in August. ALSO Translations & Interpreting. Tlf: Victoria 950 472 590. Email: WANTED

Victoria Insur ance Ser vices Insurance Services For all your insurance needs including UK plated vehicles Tlf: 664 826 524


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WANTED: Artists oil painting equipment and materials. Beginner starting up so anything considered. Tlf: 617 904 774.

950 615 432

Parque Comercial, Mojácar

DE LIMA REMOVALS. Regular trips to the UK and Europe. Call for a free estimate today. Tlf: 647 006 183. FURNITURE VAN UK-SPAIN-UK. Monthly. Full or part load. Professional service. Best prices. Tlf: 678 855 994 or 00 44 1323 642511.

Highly Qualified Professional Service

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Removals, Storage & Quality Used Furniture Mojácar Playa (near Indigo Gym) Local • National • International A family run business for all your removal, storage and packaging needs • Weekly service to and from the UK • Quality Used Furniture changes daily Removals - Marc 647 006 183 Furniture - Jo 600 344 565 Z-6

PROFESSIONAL KARAOKE SYSTEM FOR SALE Suit large or small bar or home, mobile or permanent installation. Specialist karaoke amplifier including music mixer. 2 large speakers on adjustable stands. Karaoke/DVD player. 2 screens (30" and 14") 4 radio mikes. 8 - 10,000 song tracks English/Spanish cased in pine racks. Song books ... Absolute bargain, ready to go. Got a bar?? Attract those customers!

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Pet Stop

ALWAYS FINISH THE COURSE OF TREATMENT A survey suggests that a common cause of failure of a prescribed treatment is because the owner has difficulty carrying out the dosing instructions. It is quite understandable because some pets are so uncooperative when owners try to force them to take medicines. When medicines are developed, treatments and doses are carefully investigated, therefore, it is absolutely necessary to complete the course of treatment prescribed. In the case of antibiotics, many of which need to be given regularly over a period of several days, and in equal intervals during a 24 hour period, so 3 times daily means once every 8 hours, likewise 2 times daily is every 12 hours. This maintains optimum levels of the

drug through the course of treatment. Failure to do this may mean the infection is not fully cleared up and at worst, may encourage bacteria to become resistant to that antibiotic, so if that particular family of antibiotic is prescribed for that pet in the future it could be ineffective. Ask the vet to show you how to give the treatment, if you simply cannot administer normal tablets then ask the vet for alternative methods of dosing such as palatable tablets. You could try using a powdered form or crush the tablet and put it in the food, use this method only if the pet eats well without sniffing things out, otherwise both medicine and food will be wasted. PLEASE NOTE - some tablets are meant to be swallowed whole so breaking or crushing is not an option, ask the vet if this is a possibility. Some tablets taste horrible and have a coating to mask this, on others, the coating may be intended to survive passage through the stomach, protecting the drug in the tablet from degrading in the stomach acid. As a rule, assume that an unscored tablet is not suitable for

For Holiday & Twin Unit Park Homes dividing or crushing. Maybe the drug is available in liquid form, this can then be given via a syringe and there are spot on treatments for parasites and worms. Try putting the tablet in your pets favourite titbit, there are some treats sold in packets specifically for this very job, also available to buy are gadgets if the treats don't fool anyone. It may be easier to stand a smallish dog on a table, a large towel or blanket can restrain a small, struggling dog. Enlist help from family or friends, 2 people may be the answer, always have the treatment ready before you approach the animal. In the case of cats the large towel or blanket can protect you against sharp claws. If you find that you simply

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cannot give the tablets then go back to the vet and seek further advice. There is always the option to give the drug by injection.

The incredibly funny, award winning comedian, “Justin Sane” came all the way from the Costa Blanca to perform at The Irish Rover Showbar ... their first comedian ever ... and will not be the last! Throughout the summer a variety of acts will be coming to perform at the Show Bar including ... Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Eagles, Queen and Abba Tribute Acts, ‘Blind Vinyl’ and The Grease Show. Check their advert or boards for dates. photos © bluwater web design


SPORTS POOL DARTS MUSIC PARTIES  Warm and friendly welcome  Open sun terrace  Sky HD TV/Sports  Scuba diving information Pam - 618 826 092 Graham - 630 266 261 Bar Esencial Parque Z-3 Hotel Indalo Comercial Buddha/Tito's

NOTE - the above is for advice only and is not intended to replace the expert diagnosis and specialist treatment of your veterinarian whose advice is always the best.

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El Gaucho Argentinian Grill & Pizzeria, Mojacar Playa has a very popular Live Flamenco Show every Friday night.

Cherri Bar Park Homes SL Resale Homes from 29,000€ "La Hierbabuena" Los Lobos, A332, KM-15.5 Tel: 950 396 908 or 629 688 153


All the staff welcome you to the


Sports Bar & Cafe

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Daily Menu includes: Home-made Daily Specials, Curries, Lasagne & Chilli, All day English Breakfasts, “Millionaire Sandwich”, Wraps FREE Wi-Fi


24 years established in Mojacar (next to Badger's Bar) Z-2

FOR SALE Leasehold or Freehold Call 600 290 194 Open: Mon to Sat (hours vary)


Wednesday 8pm

Las Marinas, Vera Playa Turn at ‘SUPERSAVERS’ - we are located beach front, after Pueblo Laguna restaurant Open daily 10 am - late 637 255 978 Kitchen open 10 am - 6pm

950 617 467

SoloSatellite & AirConditioning Installations by Nick Howe

Still no siesta!


950 478 625

Air conditioned Salon Credit cards accepted



600 268 176 627 251 856 New & Used Furniture, Mattresses & Beds including Memory Foam, Duvets & Pillows, Selection of Bed Linen, Towels & Curtains ... Large selection of Secondhand Furniture now in stock ... Sofas & Corner Sofas, TVs, and more ... SECOND-HAND FURNITURE WANTED Mon - Fri: 10.30am - 2pm 177 Paseo del Mediterraneo, Sat: 11.00am - 2pm Mojacar Playa (next to Price Brown) FLY SCREENS & INTERIOR BLINDS ALL AREAS COVERED Tlf: 660 052 051

Complete Digital TV Packages, Re-Alignments, Viewing Cards, Multi Room Links, Dish Upgrades from as little as 225€

Now in our 10th year of trading

Full HD BBC/SKY systems from 449€ + HD recorder m: 699 909 737


AC Installations, Re-gas, Preinstallations, Top brand inverter units heating & cooling


t: 950 528 334


Open Every Day, Food Served All Day IRISH ROVER SPECIALS Mediterranean Lamb, Chicken, Cod & Chips, Mussels, Sardines, & much more ...

Ventanas y Puertas Windows & Doors

HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTRE If you are looking to improve your home then visit us first! NEW EXTENDED SHOWROOM NOW OPEN

Windows & Doors UPVC, Aluminium or Wood All made for the Spanish climate & fully guaranteed

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Great range of shower & bath screens, shower trays & cubicles.


Expertly designed & fitted including tiling, electrics, plumbing & appliances.

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ALL KITCHEN UNITS Limited period only

Mosquito Screens, Shutters & Rejas, Internal Window Blinds, Toldos - Sun Awnings, Solatubes, Garage Doors, Enclosures, Tiling & Joinery & much, much MORE! We offer guaranteed expert fitting or supply only & trade enquiries are welcome. For your FREE QUOTATION or Site Survey, phone us now or call into our Mojácar Playa showroom. Indigo H. Sal Caja Caja

Paseo del Mediterraneo, Mojácar Playa, T: 950 473 104 M: 669 143 036 E: info@





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Truly Authentic Indian Chicken or Prawn Curry cooked to your liking

Sunday Carvery ... Booking recommended due to its popularity 1 course - 7.50€ 2 courses - 10.00€ 3 courses - 12.50€

Come and enjoy the craic!


Your No1 entertainment venue in Mojacar, bringing Europe’s No1 Tribute Acts to the Costa Almeria see below for dates

Sky Sports • Pool Table Kids’ Room • Free WiFi

Mutichoice English & Irish Breakfasts Menu del Día ... 9€ Chicken, Pork Chops or Menu de la Noche ... 11€ Sardines with Chips & 3 courses each with the option of a 6oz Salad & Jug of Sangria Argentinian Fillet Steak for 5€ extra 14.95€ for two! ENTERTAINMENT & KARAOKE for all the family, every night with resident compère John Lodge TOMMY McCARTHY IS BACK for two weeks in July. see boards for more details

SHOW NIGHTS  17th June ... Tina Turner  24th June ... Grease Show 8th July ... Queen  27th July ... ABBA  5th August ... Robbie Williams 18th August ... Blind Vinyl  29th August ... Eagles Tribute Band

Shows are ticket only ... 5€ for entrance only or 10€ with a basket meal. Free admission for under 16s.  Tickets available at the bar. DRAUGHT Tlf: 950 473 135 Mojácar Playa (between Lua & Moma Beach)


MOJACAR COMMUNITY LIBRARY We had 75 new books for the library delivered in May; come and have a look, there might be just the book to read whilst sitting on the terrace. The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 11am – 1pm, in the Multiusos building next to the Tercero Edad café. Membership is 10€ each year for those over 60 and 12€ for others; this is a family or household membership fee. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory Following on from the White Queen, we now have the story of Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster. Devoted to her belief that her House is the true ruler of England, Margaret does all she can to support her son, the future Henry VII. Blue Eyed Boy by Joanne Harris By following the lives of three brothers and their dysfunctional families, this chilling psychological thriller, by the author of Chocolat, tells the story of BB through posts on a web journal called badguyrocks. Jeremy and Amy by Jeremy Keeling Jeremy Keeling, the animal director and co-founder of Monkey World in Dorset, adopted Amy as an abandoned baby orang-utan. They were involved in a car crash and Amy saved Keeling’s life. This is their story and that of the battle to establish Monkey World. The Mayan Prophecy by Steve Alten The ancient Mayan calendar has said the world will end on 21st December 2012. The son of the scholar and archaeologist Julius Gabriel and his friend, the part Mayan psychiatrist must convince the world that it’s in danger. The salvation lies in a millennia – old code. The Alice behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester In 1858 Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) took a photo of Alice Liddell as the Beggar Maid. Simon Winchester uses Dodgson’s published writings, private diaries and photographs to show the development of the shy mathematician into Lewis Carroll. The Burning Wire by Jeffrey Deaver Another book from the popular author about Lincoln Rhyme who is back with two investigations that hurtle towards a deadly outcome; one

PETS PARADISE Everything & more for all kinds of pets We are specialists Located within suministros RIDAO, Scalibor, Ex-spot, Frontline NOW IN STOCK near Los Gallardos petrol station Open: Mon-Fri: 9am-2pm & 4pm-8pm / Sat: 9am-2pm & MERCAMUNDO, El Real Antas T: 626 209 393 E: road opposite the petrol station

involves a merciless killer who uses electricity whilst the other involves the Watchmaker, one of the few criminals who has evaded Rhyme. The Woman I Was Born To Be by Susan Boyle The incredible story of Susan Boyle’s rise to international superstardom and the challenges it has brought. From singing karaoke in the local pubs to a live performance with an eighty-piece orchestra as well as two recordbreaking albums, Susan was born to sing.

The Best Mexican Food South of the Border ! South American Cocktails & Mexican Beers Open Every Day except Mondays

950 478 841


Mojacar Playa, Tito's Complex

The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon team have been sent to locate the remains of a crashed NASA satellite in the Argentine jungle but what they find sends them to a small Pacific island. Four brothers had investigated a treasure pit there in 1941 but sudden death and the coming war allowed the secrets to lie forgotten till the team arrives. Mist over Pendle by Robert Neill Are the mysterious deaths in the forests of Pendle caused by witchcraft? Squire Robert Nowell investigates but dismisses the claim as ridiculous. However further events seem to show that the horrifying whispers may be true – a coven is at work! The Odd Job Woman by Struan Robertson This book was a gift to the library and since it is set in the Mojácar area and is written by a onetime resident we thought you might be interested. An English odd-job man answers a call to an isolated villa to open a locked dead box but finds that he has opened a deadly can of worms. A whodunit and thriller set against the backdrop of the British expat society.

The blessing of Annie & Gavin Woods at Tito’s, Mojácar Playa organised by mum Maxine, from Zurgena (right) Best man was Matthew Plumb, Bridesmaid Abbie Cottrill, Page boys Jordan & Harvey Woods and Usher Stuart Bell.

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Anyone with forthcoming weddings, Photographer Ian is offering a FREE wedding shoot if you book your guests in at his holiday rentals Casa Benedict, this excludes any prints or DVD’s required. Ian can also apply special effects as above. Tlf: 950 475 823

THE PROPERTY SHOP Rentals, Management & Maintenance Tlf: 950 475 241 E-mail:

Garden Centre by “Ground Cover” for all your plants, advice, etc. P & R Direct Rugs ... Ready made or Made to order Simply Art Wall Ceramics

A warm welcome awaits you at SPC Rentals Avenida del Mediterràneo 363, Mojácar 04638 Avda de Almería 76, Turre (next to The Fundraiser)

Tlf: 950 479 481 or 649 191 821 E-Mail:

Your No1 Home & Garden Centre Cushions, Modern Design Rugs from the UK, Artificial flowers, Candles, Windchimes, Ornaments, Tableware, Solar & Flower Lights, Pool Chemicals & much, much more!

El Real Industrial Estate, Antas OPEN : Mon- Fri: 10 am- 5pm : Sat: 10 am - 2pm www.

We are not agents. Factory prices are your prices! • Windows, Doors, Enclosures, Shutters Aluminium, Wood, UPVC • Heating/Air Conditioning • Mosquito Screens • Kitchens & Appliances • Shower Screens • Various Metal Fabrications • Awnings & Blinds

Ladies' & Gents'

Hammock with Nets 199 € Tel: 637 259 033 Tlf: 950 473 159

Hair & Beaut y Studi o Beauty Studio Highly Trained & Creative Stylists & Therapists offering professional expertise at sensible prices!

 all windows made in Spain for the spanish climate  ProfessionalTM


Soak-Off Gel Polish


Non-Surgical Facial Treatments by Dr. Linda Eve m.b.b.s GMC, BACD, HFIS, IDF including Beauty Toxins, Radiesse, Lipp/ Perlane, Sculptra. Call for a FREE 30 minute consultation

SPECIAL OFFERS Highlights ... 49€ inc. cut & blow dry

Brazilian Blow Dry ... 125€

inc. follow up products worth 35€

Polish with the durability of a Ladies' Wet Cuts ... gel ... Up to 3 weeks without from 15€ chipping, peeling or fading ... Special for es Rat Variety of high-fashion colours Open: Mon - Sat, 10am - late over 60s Still only - 20€ Mojacar Playa (Next to Bar Lance) Z-5 OR 30€ for Hands & Feet

WEDNESDAYS ... Chicken for 4 with all the trimmings 19.95€ Booking essential

JD’s Café

Serving All Day Breakfasts and other great food

FRIDAYS ... Quiz at 8pm SATURDAYS ... BBQ from 5pm, Karaoke from 9pm with Graham Dee SUNDAYS ... Carvery Lunch 7.50€

Open Every Day from 10am ‘til late

All sports shown on 5 screens!

Est. 2002

Tlf: 950 615 179

La Cabaña Argentinian Grill

The Original & Only "La Cabaña"

Late Night Food Takeaway Service


Free WiFi

Mention Suzie Wong and see what happens!

Dedicated Pool Room

GEMINI BIRTHDAY BASH Saturday 11th June - 9pm until VERY late Karaoke with Graham Dee ... Surprise Performances from Full Monty & Madonna ... Food available. Stay all night and have Sunday lunch!! Book now Tlf: 950 479 593

OPEN ... Every Evening 7pm - 12 midnight/close Lunchtimes Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1.30pm - 4pm

Bookings Recommended Z-4 Urb. Pueblo Diana, Paseo del Mediterraneo 163, Mojácar Playa PAGE 29



Pets of the Moment

Animal Charity, Albox

Tlf: 663 762 642


CIF: G04491221

AKAYLA - New to the shelter Akayla appears to be a gentle dog with a quiet energy level. She has a lovely presence and is very good looking. She gets along well with the 3 dogs (possible offspring) that she was abandoned with.

VASKO - is one of the shelter favourites. Though he is an adolescent, he possesses a quiet nature. He is playful, but not overly so, highly sociable and very friendly towards people and dogs. Vasco has a lovely character and he is easy to manage. Likes to play in water!

JESS - is a friendly dog with people and other dogs. She is active and enjoys walking, running and playing. She is toy motivated.

Lulabell is a 5 year old female, playful and happy. She is very easy going, affectionate and mixes Mia is 3 years old, clean, obedient happily with everyone. and loving. Mia is very sociable and placid and would make a lovely pet. Rusty is a small dog with a huge character, he loves human affection and responds well to attention. He mixes well and is good with children. Could you give this bundle of fun a good home?

APSA has many dogs of all sizes and ages just waiting for good homes. If you can help please ring 663 762 642 or contact us through our website:

PUPPY RESCUE in SPAIN ASTRA - is a lovely dog who, typical of her German shepherd heritage, is very focused on humans. She adores your attention and likes you to play with her. She is group housed and causes no trouble with the other dogs in her living or play groups. She has guarding tendencies and may bark if she sees people outside in the shelter perimeter and it has been noted that she may make a strong one-to-one attachment to her owner; again, behaviour’s typical of her breeding. A very nice dog and would make a good companion.

CANDY - approx. D.O.B: June 2010. Pretty Candy, along with her 3 siblings (three females, one male) came into PAWS' care as kittens. The people who were feeding them feared for their lives when neighbours threatened to poison the cats. They are all totally endearing characters, who love to pose. They are spayed/neutered and fully upto-date with their vaccinations. Each of them would make wonderful companions for anyone wanting an amusing and loveable cat. If you would like any further information on Candy or her siblings, please call Diane 950 617 643 or Ruth 637 817 982

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Calle Málaga, Albox, 04800. CIF: G04698817 Caring for abandoned, abused and neglected puppies in the Albox area.

Geana - 11 months old and fully grown at 11 kilos. What a lovely girl and what a shame she’s still in kennels. Friendly, loving, walks on a lead, just needs a nice home to be in.

Julie, Jane, Jennie - All now 1 year old, have been in our kennels for 9 months. They would love to be in homes. Lead trained, friendly, large dogs (around 20 kilos). They are used to an outdoor life.

Nancy - 10 kilos, 9 months old, now fully grown, needs a home, she loves people and other dogs, loves to play and run, would make a good family pet.

Chip and Chico are 9 months old, now fully grown Podenco cross males. They are a bit timid with strangers but friendly and loving once they know you. They are in our kennels at the moment but they need space to run and play.

If you can give any of our dogs a good foster or permanent home please ring 667 623 254 or go to A charity event organised by Sean Grew was held at Restaurant La Parata to raise funds for children with Downs Syndrome at Asprodalba. The afternoon involved live music from the likes of Sean Grew himself, Ellen & Jim – Arriba, Arriba, Graham Steele, Ashley, Shaun Peters, Robin, Bish, DJ Ian, to name but a few. Proprietor Shea, served a special Menu del Día for 14€, of which 5€ went to the charity. Donations were asked for on entry and raffle prizes were on offer to raise more funds. Prior to the event Shea acquired a fair few sponsors … to have his moustache shaved off which, was duly done on the day along with his hair! The tash off raised 545€ and the hair off, 170€. Irish Rover Dave also fell victim to the clippers for the cause! A total of 1,745€ was raised altogether of which, 965€ is to go to Vera Orphanage and 780€ to Asprodalba. And a fantastic time was had by all.

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The Super Moon captured by Phil Naylor. On the 19th March 2011 the moon was at it's closest to the earth for 18 years so appearing to be about 14% bigger than normal. It passed by earth at a distance of 356,577 kilometres (221,567 miles)

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Escape from your TV set !

Life Beyond Your Lounge Mojácar

Life Beyond Your Lounge Elsewhere



Alvaron: Merry Maidens Quiz 8pm

Bar Lepanto: Quiz 8pm (3rd Monday of month for Puppy Rescue)

Cowboy Cocina: Conversational Spanish Classes. Beginners: 5.30pm, Intermediates: 6.30pm (5€) Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke

Miraflores: Aerobics/Aqua-aerobics 9am Miraflores: Quiz 8pm


Piano Bar: Line Dancing with Pamela 7.15 pm

Beachcomber: (Every 2nd of month) Book, CD & DVD Sale 11am

Sophia Wellness Centre: Tai Ji class 3pm

Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke


Kimrick: Ceroc classes/social night 8pm. Tlf: 687 251 799

Miraflores: Whist

Tai Ji: Mojacar Beach opposite Rusty Nail 5.45pm (at Indigo Gym if weather bad)

El Naranjo: Darts 8.30pm

WEDNESDAY Bar Med: Quiz 9.30pm Emerald Isle: Live music with Sean Grew 9pm

El Naranjo: Bingo 3 pm WEDNESDAY Millionaire: Poker Night 8pm Miraflores: Darts, Dominoes, Pool The Piano Bar: Tai Ji class 9.30am THURSDAY

Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke

El Naranjo: Quiz 8.30pm

Lemon Lounge: Quiz 9pm


The Loft: WOW - Women on Wednesday - girlie afternoon 2pm

Bar Stop: Quiz 8pm

THURSDAY Arriba: Get Fit & Healthy Day 11am Hacienda: Flamenco Show 8.30 pm Indigo Gym: Tai Ji class 3pm Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke FRIDAY El Gaucho: Live Flamenco Show

ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHER AT THE RETIRO Mike Lloyd spent 14 years photographing the royal family and was awarded World Photographer of the Year in 1979, his collection of photographs are in a book called A RIGHT ROYAL COLLECTION by Columbus books. In the 90s Mike moved away from photography into videography and was one of the pioneers of the digital system we have today. Mike retired in 2000 and now resides in Turre. On Friday 20th May Mike exhibited some of his most famous photographs at El Retiro Gallery in Turre where he also donated 4 of his signed books to raffle for PAWS and MACS. At the time of going to press 75€ had so far been raised.

Miraflores: Line Dancing 8pm

El Naranjo: Karaoke 8.30pm Miraflores: Bingo 8pm SATURDAY Bar Stop: Karaoke 9pm Miraflores: Live Music Dinner Dance SUNDAY

BOOK SALE 11am - 1pm BEACHCOMBER RESTAURANT Mojácar Playa (second Tuesday of each month) Second-hand, good condition books - all just 1€ each All proceeds to PAWS Cats in conjunction with ALStrays Come along and browse through our stock (all donations of books gratefully received)

El Naranjo: Live Entertainment 8.30pm

Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke Rusty Nail: Bingo 3pm SATURDAY Bar Med: Live Entertainment Emerald Isle: Live Entertainment Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke Kimrick: Dinner Dance (monthly) Lemon Lounge: Bingo 4 pm Mesa: (Last Saturday in month) Live Music and Themed Menu tlf: 662 639 535 Tai Ji: (First Saturday of month) Mojacar Beach opposite Rusty Nail 10am - 12pm SUNDAY El Patio: Live music Emerald Isle: Quiz & Play Your Cards Right with DJ Ian 8pm Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke Trufibar: Live Music from 2pm WEEKLY La Parata - call for details



(some venues may be last minute)

MONDAY EVENING THE PIANO BAR, TURRE (Air con’d) 7.15pm 'til late 3€ per Dancer ALL LEVELS NEW BEGINNERS ... easy step by step lessons IMPROVERS ... moving from beginners into more interesting dances INTERMEDIATES/ADVANCED ... Zipping away until late Bookstall and Coin Collection for Pancreatic Cancer and free magazine swap always present at all lessons and events!

Telephone Pamela 950 398 076

Open: 11am to 9pm Closed Sunday

Tel: 950 475 110 127 HOURS From academy award winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) comes the powerful uplifting true story of one man’s struggle to survive against mountainous odds. Aron Ralston (James Franco) has a passion for all things outdoors, but when a falling boulder traps him in a remote Utah canyon, a thrillseeker’s adventure becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Over the next five days, Ralston embarks on a remarkable personal journey in which he relies on the memories of family and friends- as well as his own courage and ingenuity - to turn adversity into triumph! This is a very powerful story, and in some cases quite graphic, told in a way only Danny Boyle could deliver.

Also coming in June ... • The Fighter • Sanctum • True Grit • The Mechanic • Paul • I Am Number 4 • Season of the Witch • Brighton Rock • Hereafter • West is West Beach Cricket Tournament Following on from last month’s STOP PRESS ... 10 teams participated, split into 2 groups of 5. All were guaranteed a minimum of 4 games each. The winners & runners up of the 2 groups each qualified for the semi-finals. Bar Esencial v Lifestyle Enclosures - & Chili v One for the Road were the contenders. Bar Esencial beat Lifestyle & Chili Bar lost to One for the Road. The final couldn't have been a closer contest with newcomers One for the Road emerging victorious by the narrow margin of just 4 runs. Captain Andy McVeigh stepped forward to receive the Mojacar C.C. Cup from Ed of Fantasia who accommodated the tournament. The Little Devils were presented with a special bat award for their heroic performance. "Hell's Bells" of Spectrum Radio failed in her glamorous attempts to distract the umpires & scorer from their duty. Another enjoyable & exciting day for players & spectators despite the threat of rain intervention. Next competition September/October. Mojacar C.C. has now commenced their league fixtures & are looking to increase their membership. Lost 1st match v La Manga by 30 runs. Next game 5th June v Intellectuals. Contact Dave 950 617 606 or Sam 663 132 487

There’s always something going on at The New Kimrick. This recent Dinner Dance was organised by JUJU Entertainment with Tony Justice. But this night, Tony was joined by two guest singers, Darren Anthony and his 84 year old mum!

The week before Terry hosted a Pool Party with music by Arriba, Arriba

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Cryptic Crossword

. . . . . . ACROSS . . . . . .

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1. Flat and can peak if spun (7)

2. Store partly circular bee house (7) 3. Justification in replica useful (5) 4. Young animal outfit number (6) 6. Shelf discovered in walled geology (5) 7. Misprints mistakes are art (6) 8. Overlap seen as oversight (5) 9. Some sultry actor riddle (6) 15. Revealed inexperienced birdcall owner (6) 17. Worked in oils, found Spain tedious (7) 18. Swear it sounds like a solid business (6) 19. Mix-up with a scarf causes affray (6) 20. Form the edge of garment (5) 22. English explorer, like a duck to water (5) 23. Topic in the media (5)

5. Runaway insect, audibly (4) 10. Sounds like a nobleman's version of events (7) 11. Discovered gold erosion has more age (5) 12. Matching furniture sounds pleasing to the senses (5) 13. Sincere organ structure (7) 14. Sounds like a tree by the sea (5) 16. Demonstrated he had aptitude to conform (5) 21. Musical crab? (7) 23. Consider slender keen beginner (5) 24. Insect found in Lima gorge (5) 25. Change or trace inventor (7) 26. Encounter some ethics (4) 27. Send sac upwards, accidentally (7)

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Solution on Page 38

GENERAL TRIVIA QUIZ 1. Which European countries name stems from a three letter root meaning 'white' or 'mountain'? a. Bulgaria b. Austria c. Albania d. Romania 2. Vomer, Incus, Hamate, Lunate, Hyoid and Palatine are all examples of what? 3. How many European countries are Kingdoms? 4. Which three UK number one hit songs in the 1980s had the word 'red' in the song title? 5. The asteroid belt in our solar system is found between which two planets? 6. Four countries in the world have a capital city that starts with the letter 'W'. Can you name them? 7. Who was the oldest footballer to score a goal for England? 8. The name of which fruit originated around the Persian Gulf stems from the ancient Greek word for finger? 9. Which article of clothing is associated with the teenage girls who idolized the young Frank Sinatra? 10. What does a funambulist do for a living? 11. What name was given to Mack Sennet's incompetent Kops? 12. Which Spanish word for a kind of toy describes FC Barcelona's style of football? 13. Eugene Cernan was the last man to do what? 14. Which pattern is based on a stylized mango? 15. What is the six letter word for 'Universal Keyboard'? 16. In 1966, Mexico Spain and South Africa banned the music from which group on the radio? a. The Rolling Stones b. The Supremes c. Jefferson Airplane d. The Beatles 17. What is the Latin phrase for 'seize the day' (live life to the full)? 18. Which swashbuckling Hollywood actor was the first to play Zorro in the 1920 film 'The Mark of Zorro'? 19. What was Bangladesh called between 1947 and 1971? 20. The 18th century mapmaker John Spilsbury created this baffling invention. Named after a tool, what is this still popular invention which requires a lot of patience called?


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Fill each empty cell so that every row, every column and every 4x4 box contains the digits 0 to 9 and the letters A-F.

Themed Crossword . . . . . . ACROSS . . . . . . 1. American city (3,4) 4. Italian holiday isle (5) 6. North African mountain range (5) 8. Capital of Kenya (7) 10. Vienna is the capital (7) 11. Japanese city (5) 12. Sea between Greece and Turkey (6) 14. Canada's smallest province, Prince ___ Island (6) 18. Asian country (5) 20. Capital of Cyprus (7) 22. One of the Balearic islands (7) 23. South American mountain chain (5) 24. Colorado ski resort (5) 25. State capital of Georgia (7)

. . . . . . DOWN . . . . . . 1. Horseshoe Falls in Canada, ___ Falls in the US (7) 2. UK country (5) 3. Topeka is the state capital (6) 4. Capital of Egypt (5) 5. Spanish holiday isle (5) 7. Damascus is the capital (5) 9. Nebraskan city (5) 13. African country (5) 15. Capital of Bangladesh (5) 16. Saltwater lake between Israel and Jordan (4,3) 17. Capital of Turkey (6) 18. Florida city (5) 19. Italian city (5) 21. Khartoum is the capital (5)

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By The Other Half

Birth Flower: The June Birth Flower is

the Rose. The name "Rose" is derived from the Latin Rosa, an Etruscan form of Greek Rhodia meaning Rhodian, originating from Rhodes. Meaning: Passion, love and beauty Hidden message: favoured during the Victorian era varied according to colour: Red-I Love You, White - I am worthy of you, Orange - You are my secret love, White - You are Heavenly, Yellow - I am not worthy of your love, White & Red - We are inseparable, Pink - Please Believe Me

Birthstone: The Pearl. Pearls come in a

wide variety of natural colours - white, pink, lilac, cream, grey, gold, green, blue or black. The word Pearl is derived from the Latin word "pirum" which means "pear". Real pearls are made by oysters or other molluscs. Cultured pearls are made by molluscs but with human intervention (an irritant introduced into their shells causes a pearl to grow). A good sized pearl can take between five to eight years to form, which is usually the entire life of the oyster or mollusc. Kokichi Mikimoto was the Japanese man credited as the creator of the cultured pearl. Pearls were once considered unfortunate for those in love and if worn by the married signified "torrents of tears"! The properties with which the Pearl is associated are: Loyalty, faithfulness, friendship, modesty, chastity and purity. The Pearl is also used to enhance personal integrity. Its healing properties are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the heart, spleen, stomach, intestine & ulcer problems.

Sign of the Zodiac: Gemini (The Twins)

The third sign in the zodiac May 21 - June 20 Characteristics: Inquisitive, Clever, Adaptable, Lively & Communicative Ruling Planet: Mercury Ruling Element: Air 1. c. Albania 2. Bones in the human body 3. Seven. Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK. 4. Three answers: Red Red Wine (UB40), 99 Red Balloons (Nena) and The Lady in Red (Chris de Burgh) 5. Mars and Jupiter 6. Four answers. Warsaw (Poland), Washington (USA), Wellington (NZ) and Windhoek (Namibia) 7. Stanley Matthews (41 years old) 8. Date (from daktulos) 9. Bobby socks (Sinatra's teenage fans

General Trivia Answers

I remember that when I was a child some grown-up told me that as you get older, the years go by faster. That was clearly tripe, and even my immature brain could work out that if this were the case, then Christmas would arrive at different times for different age groups – for instance, those really ancient people, like the grandparents, would celebrate Christmas probably about June, while old people, like the parents, would probably be able to hang it out until October, leaving us poor kids, who have the greatest need for Christmas, to wait until nearly the end of December. With the wisdom of age, I understand what this clever-clogs grown-up was babbling on about. However, I don’t think that he/she had thought the whole thing through sufficiently. I feel that the concept of staggering Christmas is sound, it simply needs to have a little bit of organised thinking applied to it. It is an interesting idea, and I propounded it to the Higher Authority. I thought it might be helpful, as I know that from the beginning of November onwards she is on Christmas overdrive. I pointed out that she would have to do much less work, as the cards could be sent out in batches, according to the age of the recipients, and likewise the presents could be bought, wrapped and despatched piecemeal. She could take her time, go at it gently, she would have at least six months within which to get Christmas done and dusted. She could start in June, with those of our friends who are even older than we are. Then maybe in July she could deal with our own age group. September would be for those of forty or thereabouts, October could be put aside for the twenty-somethings, and finally December for the youngsters. Maybe I didn’t pick the most opportune moment to suggest a scheme for rescheduling Christmas –she was reading. She put her book down and fixed me with a stare that a basilisk would have been proud of. ‘Oh yes’ she countered. ‘And I’m supposed to cook how many Christmas dinners?’ I blanched. I hadn’t thought of that. ‘And you are going to put the decorations up in June?’ Oh Lord, what have I done? Maybe, on reflection it wasn’t such a good idea! PAGE 35

were called 'Bobby soxers') 10. Performs on a tightrope 11. The Keystone Kops 12. Tiki-taka 13. Walk on the moon 14. Paisley 15. QWERTY 16. Answer d. The Beatles (Due to John's comment about being more popular than Jesus) 17. Carpe diem 18. Douglas Fairbanks 19. East Pakistan 20. Jigsaw puzzle

Other Dates to Remember June

ANIMAL WELFARE APSA (Almanzora area) 663 762 642 PAWS-PATAS (Coast) General Enquiries 678 490 217 Puppy Rescue in Spain (Albox) 667 623 254 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.Tel: 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 Heather 950617558 /667243561 Bowling Clubs See opposite page. 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. Golf Clubs See opposite page. 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 Kimrick, Mojácar. Chairman Gail Creasey 950 472 225. 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. Tlf: Geoff Ward 950 615 068 or David Templeman 950 168 349. Freemasons. Tlf: 950 460 380


Indalo Players. Membership secretary 950 615 566. President 950 069 118 or 637 817 982. Karate Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Saturday 10am. Tlf: 950 475 403. Kids’ Ballet Classes. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Saturday 10am. Tlf: 950 475 403. Kids’ Gymnastics Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Friday 5.30pm – from 4 years up. Tlf: 950 475 403. Mojácar Angling Club (M.A.C.) 950 473 099 Mojácar Bridge Club Valle de Este Hotel. Wednesday 7pm. 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 Mojácar Taekwon-do Club. Mic hael Williams 646 844 708 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. Mountain Biking Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Wednesday 9am. Tlf: 950 475 403. Pamela’s Line Dance Club. Tlf: 950 398 076. PIRACC - a charitable project of Albox Computer Club. PIRACC recycles older donated computers and related items, refurbishes them into working systems, and passes them on to deserving causes. Contact us if you have stuff to donate, or if you know a deserving cause who would benefit from our help. Email:, Web: Running Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Monday 5pm. Friday 9.30am. Tlf: 950 475 403. Taekwon-do Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Monday 7pm Ages 12 years to Adults. Saturday 3pm Ages 4 – 7 years. Saturday 4pm Ages 12 years to Adults. Tlf: 950 475 403. The Luvvies Theatre Group - a nonprofit amateur dramatic company. Meets Wednesdays at Bar Rumores 3pm. 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:

2: Ascension Day - Holy Thursday (40th day after Easter Day (the sixth Thursday after Easter Sunday) 4: Cabrera Fiesta 6: Queen’s Birthday (NZ) 6: Public Holiday (ROI) 6: 50th anniversary of the death of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung 8: Feast of Weeks (Shavuot) 9: Día de la Región de Murcia 9: Día de La Rioja 9: 50th anniversary of the birth of Michael J. Fox 10: Prince Phillip’s 90th Birthday 10: Capitulation of Mojácar, 1488 10, 11, 12: Moros y Cristianos 11: Queen Elizabeth II official birthday 12: Whit Sunday - Pentecost 13: Queen’s Birthday (AUS) 14: Flag Day (USA) 14: 75th anniversary of the death of English author G. K. Chesterton 16: Youth Day (SA) 19: Trinity Sunday 19: Father’s Day (UK, USA, Canada) 21: Summer Solstice (Longest Day, Midsummer’s Day) 22: 100th anniversary of the coronation of King George V and Mary of Teck in Westminster Abbey 23: Corpus Christi 23: Noche de San Juan 25: Armed Forces Day/Veteran’s Day (UK) 28: 550th anniversary of the coronation of King Edward IV 29: San Pedro & San Pablo 29: 150th anniversary of the death of English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Almeria Angels - Care & Support Services. Paseo Mediterraneo, Mojacar Playa. Tel: 902 026 468. Email: Web:

Dates for your Diary June 7: Dames in Turre Shopping trip to the commercial centres in Murcia. Ikea, Primark, C&A, etc. 14€ per person. Contact Lesley 950 478 633. 10: Royal British Legion, Albox Branch - Dinner Dance to celebrate Legion’s 90th Anniversary. See ‘Valley View’ column on page 22 for full details. 13: Dames in Turre AGM at "La Pará" restaurant in Turre. Members only to the AGM, but guests are welcome to join us for the lunch after the meeting. Please contact Pam 950 475 418. 18: Sunseed & Agave Eco School Open Day, Los Molinos de Rio Aguas, near Sorbas. See ‘Valley View’ column on page 22 for full details. 18: Lubrin Fun Run and Walk in aid of MACS . See ‘Sea View column on page 4 for full details. 20: Dames in Spain Beach Lunch at Maui, 1pm. Tickets 12€ available from Irene: 950 529 399. 24 June to 17 July: Ruta de Tapas por Mojacar - Mojacar Tapas Trail. Participating Bars, etc from Mojacar Estates, El Patio 2000, www.sabordealmeria & 25: FGBMFI (Full gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International) Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Breakfast Meeting. Hostal Flamenco, Mojacar Playa. 10am. Cooked breakfast, tea or coffee and orange juice only 4€. All are welcome. Booking required. Tlf: 950 168 349 / 950 618 814. E-mail: Note: there are no meetings in July and August. 25: Paws Fundraiser at Cortijo Tio Salvador, Camino El Quinto, Mojacar. See ‘Sea View’ column on page 5 for full details. 27: Dames in Turre Beach Day at El Paso, Mojacar Playa. Join them from 11am for a paddle or a swim, a tapa or lunch or, just a relax and chat. Please can all Clubs and Societies check their published information and advise The Advertiser of any necessary changes. Alternatively, if you would like your Club listed here, see contact details below.


Mojácar Area Cancer Support Group (MACS) Helpline: (0034) 634 656 555. General Enquiries: Elaine (0034) 607 598 470. E-mail:

Alcoholics Anonymous - Mojacar English Group. Meetings: Tuesdays & Fridays 18.00 at Centro de Usos Multiples (Artisan Centre) near the Fuente. Tel: 629 108 272. E-mail:

Ostomist Support for Expats. Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Joyce 950 137 109.

Tlf: 657 982 878 or E-mail:

Thank you

‘London Bill’ says a few bonito are being caught from the shore and so are dentex bream being landed from the Villaricos area. This was confirmed by ‘Brian Cuba’ who photographed a small Villaricos boat landing both these species and others in good numbers. ‘Captain Pugwash Pete’ is away in the UK so no news from him. ‘Cuba Brian’ took mates, ‘Farmer Rory’ and ‘Paul the Pirate’ out on his Garrucha moored fishing boat. It was a poor day’s fishing with only combers and pandoras being caught. Brian was out again the next day with Craig and his girlfriend and friend Ian, all from Aguilas. ‘Farmer Rory’ was Brian’s first mate on the trip. Craig caught a nice triggerfish which although wonderful to eat was put back for another day. Lots of small pandoras were caught, many as small as 2 inches long. And lots of combers, most were full of eggs and it’s a shame the majority wouldn’t go back, even when their swim bladders were pricked. Rory caught a hake for his lunch, or did the cat get it?

‘Girl Friday’ is thinking about a date for the trips to Granada to organise the next batch of Andalucian coarse fishing licenses (Without you having to do the 24 hour course in Spanish). Documents required are a copy each of your passport and NIE document and an in date original English rod license. ‘Baza Barry’ fished Lake Negratin and caught a lot of small carp but none weighed more than a couple of pounds. Water levels are still very high and spawning is under way. He has been doing some recces of the trout rivers and is pleased to report stocks have been added but water is too fast at the moment to fish comfortably. This week’s Rods and Reels competition was held on Murcia’s Eden Canal at Guadamar. After last week’s weights from Argos, it was a bit of a change for this week. The river did not have much pace, and with an upstream wind, kept the float virtually stationary. Big fish are not showing and whether they are still breeding or just getting over this period, only time will tell. Top rods on the day … 1st ... Jim (The Chairman) Rouse fishing the pole using maggot and corn with 20lbs. 2nd ... Lenny (Ex Cultural Attaché) fishing the pole using bread and maggot with 16.3/4lbs. 3rd ... Terry (Swing Em) Screen fishing the pole using maggot with 15lbs. This week Abbey Angling match was held at Murcia’s Lake Argos and considering we are now in the

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: Malibu (formerley Mariela’s) Mojacar Playa - Craft Fair ... 9am - 1pm Wed: Camping Los Gallardos NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY ... 9am Wed: La Cumbre Restaurant, Los Gallardos ... 9am - 1pm Wed: Mercamundo, El Real, Antas ... 10am - 3pm 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: (first Sunday of month) La Montaña Farmers’ Market ... 12pm Sun: (second Sunday of month) Bédar ... 9am (not August) Sun: (second Sunday of month) Mercamundo, El Real, Antas ... 10am - 3pm Sun: (second Sunday of month) Velez Rubio, on Industrial Estate

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middle to end of May the weather continues to be quite cool with this blustery wind all the time. Along with the excess rain that we have been having the water level on Argos is higher now than in the nine years I have lived in Spain. The water has also coloured up which should induce the fish to feed but weights are still poor. On the 18th May 2007 which is 4 years ago I caught 176lbs of fish on Argos, which I believe is still the best match weight caught there. A few of the fisherman in those days would regularly produce 65lbs, and one or two managing 100lbs and now we are lucky to break 65lbs in a match. This week’s results are … 1st ... Pete (The Peg) Hampshire with 36.1/2lbs on the feeder using corn. 2nd ... Lenny (Ex Cultural Attaché) Bolton with 36lbs on feeder using corn. 3rd ... Alan (The Emperor) Roscoe with 35.3/4lbs on feeder using corn. The next Anglers Together meeting (sea and coarse) is on Saturday 11th June at 12 o’clock, the meeting will be held at The New Royal Bar and Restaurant at El Alamillo, opposite the sea-front between Isla Plana and the Port. The subs are now due at these meetings €5 for renewal and €10 for new members. Refreshments and lunch are available. Come along to a meeting nearest to you. For further details ring Alan Roscoe on 968 570 876 or email: Checkout Mojacar’s weather and sea conditions on the Beachcomber’s webcam. You must first download the latest version from to see it. For further information on any of the above or to find out about beach,

boat or coarse fishing licenses, see John at the Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Mojácar Playa or tel: 950 473 099. In case of difficulty reaching me (probably out fishing) ask staff for my mobile number. See more about the Beachcomber at Tight Lines, Beachcomber John.

Freshly landed bonito being sold in Villaricos. That’s the way to buy fish ... fresh ... forget the panga ... aghhh don’t mention the panga John!

Mojacar Local Buses

1st Jun to 30th Sep

Buses run every half hour from Puerta Marina to Marina de la Torre, with detours to Mojácar village. First bus: (from Puerto Marina) 08.55 Last bus: (from Puerto Marina) 23.25 Last bus: (from Village - goes to Marina de la Torre) 23.45 Service is less frequent 2 pm to 4 pm. Special dates such as Easter, Major Fiestas, etc., times subject to extensions.

This information is as supplied by the Tourist Office. The Advertiser is not responsible for its accuracy.

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: Bob Tink: 950 472 551 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


National Number for Fire, Police and Ambulance

112 Multilingual Operators

Useful Numbers Local Police: Mojácar .............................. 950 472 000 Garrucha .......................... 950 460 012 Vera ......................................... 950 390 010

Guardia Civil: Mojácar/Turre .......... 950 468 222 Garrucha .......................... 950 617 079 Vera ......................................... 950 390 012 Coast Guard ............... 900 202 202

Medical Centre: Mojácar Playa ......... 950 475 113 Mojácar Village ..... 950 478 988 Garrucha .......................... 950 460 632

Galasa (Emergencies): 902 355 575

Sevillana (Emergencies): 902 516 516

Consumers’ Office (Oficina de Consumidor): ................ 950 230 822

TAXIS MOJACAR 610 850 076 627 468 468 24 HOUR SERVICE

RADIO-TAXI 950 22 22 22

BARS with FREE WIFI Mojácar Playa unless specified

e:Arriba Cafe Bar e:Bar Esencial e:Beachcomber e:Captain’s Bar & Bistro e:Cave Bar e:El Naranjo, Los Gallardos

e:Fanny Lee’s e:Galas e:Hostal La Parata e:Irish Rover e:Kimrick e:La Parata e:Lemon Lounge e:Maharaja e:Bar Stop, Turre e:Millionaire, Vera Playa e:Miraflores, Camping Los Gallardos

e:Mo’s Bar & Bistro, La Alfoquía

e:Pasty Shack, Turre e:Bar Las Delicias, Lubrin e:Rusty Nail

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ABC (Air-Con & Satellite Specialist) ............. FC Almeria Angels (Care Services) .................. 7 AMD (Building, General, Gardening) .............. 8 Ashlove’s Pet House ...................................... 25 Auto Frio (Vehicle Air-con) ............................... 12 AXA Insurance ....................................................... FC Bar Esencial ............................................................... 26 Bar Med ............................................................................. 5 Bar Stop ......................................................................... 29 BayRadio .......................................................................... 3 Bluwater Web Design .................................. IF Bonita Hair & Beauty Studio .......... 29 Cafe O ................................................................................. 6 Camping Los Gallardos ................ 3, 15 Casa Benedict (Property Rentals) ............ IB Cherri Bar Park Homes ........................... 26 Chiropody & Beauty (Kim White) .... 19 Coastal Properties ......................................... FC Cool Air (Vehicle Air-con) ................................. 12 Construcciones Oasis ....................................... 3 Costasol (Toldos) ......................................................... 9 Crash Repairs (Auto Finishing) .................... 3 De Lima’s Removals & Used Furniture .. 25 Dental Clinic (Mojácar) ........................... BC Digiprint (Design & Print Services) ................ 5 D.Match Digital Services ...................... BC El Ancla ................................................................................ 6 El Gaucho Argentinian Grill/Pizzeria ........... FC El Naranjo ....................................................................... 4 El Patio 2000 Chiringuito ............................... FC Emerald Isle .................................................................. 6 English Move (Removals) ............................... 25 Ferretería Mojácar ........................................... 3 First Call Computer Solutions ......... 25 Gill’s English Bedlinen & Fashions ................... 4 GSF Communications .................................. 11 Hair Design ................................................................ FC Hair Scene .................................................................. 27 Happy Camp Family Holidays ... BC Handyman That Can ....................................... 3 Harmony Therapies ...................................... 19 Hipermercado Mojácar ......................... BC InternetCallshop ................................................. 29 Irish Rover Showbar ..................................... 27 FC: Front Cover

BC: Back Cover


Iron Art ............................................................................. 29 Isapelucan Dog Grooming .................... 3 Kennedy Financial Services .................. 5 Kimrick .................................................................................. 5 La Cabaña Argentinian Grill ...................... 29 La Cantina Mexican Restaurant ................ 28 La Hacienda Argentinian Grill ...................... IF La Parata ..................................................................... 11 Lavanderia Los Arcos .................................... 5 Linen Store/We Fit ........................................ 27 Location Removals/Storage/Auctions ........ IB Locksmith (Lee/Dean) ................................ FC MBar .................................................................................... 11 Mesa Bar-Grill-Restaurant ................... IB Millionaire ................................................................... 27 Miraflores Bar Restaurant ......... 3, 15 Mobility Matters ................................................ 25 Mojacar Holiday Services ...................... 3 Mojácar Homes ....................................................... 3 Movieland ................................................................... 29 Neil Godwin - Electrician ......................... 3 Paint Magic Decorator ................................... FC Pets Paradise ......................................................... 28 Posada del Candil (Hostal) ........................ 8 Promotional DVDs .............................................. IB Ralf Motors Levante SL ........................... 12 Real Covers (for Pools) ........................................ 9 Restaurant 22 ........................................................ 13 Rod Bridges (Appliance Repairs) ................. 3 Spanish Property Choice ...................... 29 Solo Satellite & Air-con .......................... 27 Suckling Electrical ................................................ 3 Super Savers Eng. Supermarket ............. BC Toscana Italian Restaurant-Bar ................... FC The Beauty Spot ................................................ 19 The Fundraiser (Charity Shop) ...................... 9 The Loft Lounge Bar ......................................... IF The Property Shop ......................................... 29 Torre Bahia .................................................................... 9 Ventanas y Puertas ....................................... 27 Victoria Insurance Services ................ 25 We Fit/Linen Store ........................................ 27 Windows & Doors Direct ..................... 29 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ............................... FC

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This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years.

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mesa BAR - GRILL - RESTAURANT A family run business




Mesa’s NEW SUM MER SUMMER MENU is her here! e!  sumptuous salads  mixed platters  gourmet burgers Come and check iitt out

LAST SA TURD AY OF SATURD TURDA THE M ONTH MONTH Special Menu & Entertainment June 25th ... Tony Justice 29.95 per couple

SUND AYS from 1pm SUNDA Roast Pork, Beef or Chicken with all the trimmings ... ... 10.95 for 2 people

Private Functions Childrens’ Menu Vegetarian Options catered for


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SPAIN: (0034) 950 391 412

Tel: 662 639 535

UK: (0044) 01354 655911

Units 8 & 9 C/Mojana, Unit 2, Commercial Road, March, CAMBRIDGESHIRE El Real Industrial Estate, ANTAS (junction 534B of N340)

Parque Comercial, 1st Floor, Mojacar (Lift and disabled access)



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Parque Comercial, Local 53 MOJACAR PLAYA Tlf: 950 478 534


ENGLISH SUPERMARKET TURRE All you r fav our ite bra nds and mor e ... in one Sup er Sto re!

Quality Products at the Cheapest Prices GUARANTEED! TLF: 950 468 386 Next to Meson del Pobre HOURS: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6pm & Sunday 10am - 3pm

Maintenance Engineer 2011 Season


Fresh Fruit and Vegetables delivered daily

OPEN NON-STOP MONDAY TO SATURDAY: 8AM - 8.30PM SUNDAY: 8AM - 7.30PM Tlf: 950 478 806 Hotel Indalo (900m) Hipemercado Mojacar (50m) Ferreteria Mojacar (600m) Pueblo Indalo

Happy Camp Family Holidays is a camping company with mobile homes and tents on 50 sites over six European Countries. Our 2011 expansion programme means that we need Maintenance Engineers primarily in Italy. The key requirements we look for are:• Willingness to start immediately until October • Highly practical with a positive 'can do' attitude • Minimum of Gas Safety qualification You will need to have your own vehicle and preferably a caravan, although this is not essential. Experience of mobile home maintenance not essential as full training will be given. Please send CV and full contact details to Kevin Whiting, Operations Director at Please mark your enquiry ME2011




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