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June 2013 The longest established advertising medium in Mojácar & surrounding areas, unique in its photographic record of events & general goings on.




Lost your keys? Locked out? Don’t panic!

GENERAL MAINTENANCE 35 years experience

lock fitting service

commercial residential cars

Street Art shot in Almería by Steve Homer

All work guaranteed

free security checks

Mojácar & surrounding areas

Tlf: Lee or Dean

666 949 213

Garrucha Near Post Office

Call Alan on 950 450 174 / 600 268 176


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


Gecko Legal Services

Promenade Specials

Mojácar Playa N.I.E. numbers opposite Ferreteria Lopez Vehicle Registration next to Gill’s Linen Shop Resident Certificates & Chimeneas Insurance & Mortgages Z-8 Conveyancing Wills & Inheritance Powers of Attorney Taxes-Resident & Non-Resident Full Legal Services offered

950 475 949

deliveries available

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

Tlf: 950 133 193

El Gaucho

Argentinian Grill & Pizzeria Live FLAMENCO SHOW

617 611 140

Bar-Restaurant-Hostal Rural

T io T o m a s

Open Every Day 11.30 - 16.00 18.30 - late


Reservations 950 478 806 Perfect venue for celebrations



Mini Market with Live Music coming soon ...

Prawn Cocktail Entrecote with Pepper Sauce Dessert Half bottle of house wine 14€ per person Super turre

Turre Centre

Cemetery Hostal Rural


Bridge Cortijo Grande

serving authentic Argentinian meat on the charcoal grill at the BEST PR ICES on Mojácar Playa!!

Every Friday

Reservations 950 478 846

Paseo del Mediterráneo 195, Mojácar Playa Meson El Thomas’s Z-4 El Gaucho Qué Faltaba Supermarket

Hotel Indalo


Ferretería Mojácar

redefining / standards



Policies available in English


Competitive rates


T: 950 478 763 / E:

Mojácar Playa (near Irish Rover)

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Casa Benedict Holiday Rentals & Long Lets

A warm welcome awaits you at Casa Benedict a semi rural retreat with ­ panoramic views to the Cabrera ­ ­mountains, set in 3½ acres planted with olive trees and fruit trees, situated close to the Spanish ­village of Turre but only a five minute drive to the beaches of Mojacar and Garrucha. The property consists of two identical ­Villas Casa Helena and Casa Alicia both with two double bedrooms along with a two ­bedroomed garden apartment and a large one bedroomed garden apartment, making this ideal for a group of friends or family to share but still retaining their own ­independence. All of this set in spacious well appointed gardens with a swimming pool that has the added benefit of an attached c­ hildren’s pool. Set around the pool are both gas and charcoal barbecue’s and a stone ­ dining table. The property is fully secured to ­ ­ensure the safety of our guests and ­access is via ­remote controlled gate for which ­every guest has their own remote. All of the accommodation is well ­appointed with all the comforts of home to include a fully equipped kitchen, s­ atellite

TV and free wi-fi access for those that can’t be ­parted from Facebook or Twitter. Well behaved dogs are always welcome to spend their vacation time along with their owners. For those chilly nights out of season Casa Alicia has the added benefit of a cosy log burner installed. Your hosts Ian and Jan live on site to e­ nsure you have a trouble free stay and have been an invaluable source of ­information to some of their ­previous guests. They have owned Casa Benedict for nine years and every year try ­ to ­ improve the ­property. This winter’s project was to enlarge the ­terrace areas around the pool, include a large area with shade and create a specific dining area by the barbecues. As the last few years

has seen an increase in French guests they have also created an area where boules or pétanque can be safely played. Registered and inspected regularly by the Spanish tourist board for the last nine years, you can be assured of a trouble free and peaceful vacation at Casa Benedict. For further information contact Ian on 616 189 002 or visit their comprehensive web site or Facebook/Casa Benedict.

Enquiries : 657 982 878 Sales : 657 982 879 E-Mail: Distributed Est. 2001 monthly Apartado 1225, 04638 Mojácar, Almería Editor: Tracey Mayou Page 2

Electrician Neil Godwin

Based in Turre Boletines Supplied

687 245 569 full y insured & leg al fully legal over 25 years experience full city & guilds


Tlf: 950 475 823

Domestic Appliance Engineer 687 261 280 950 473 035



• Washing Machines • Dishwashers • Cookers • Tumble Dryers • Electric Water Heaters Over 30 years' experience Registered and fully legal

Z-4 Z-4 Property Sales • Rentals • Management Maintenance • Building • Painting Tlf: 950 475 241 Paseo Mediterraneo 8, Mojacar Playa - near Irish Rover

Your Hardware Shop Now in its 3rd successful year Avenida del Mediterràneo 363, Mojácar 04638

English speaking staff

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

Great range of Weber BBQs & products


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

English Spoken 607 469 989 2I¿FH 950 479 185 : 607 702 279 E: Calle Las Flores 3, Turre Est. 1992

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

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


Sea View Inconsequential Quickies, Coastal Chit-Chat and a Review of the News.

♣First and foremost the latest news

on the Noise Ordinance. On the 13th May opposition party Mojacar Positiva Se Mueve lodged an allegation against it claiming this "Ordinance of Silence", as it is referred to socially, to be illegal, unenforceable and beyond mere municipal powers from a legal point of view. That, and I quote … “-It is contrary to the constitutional principles of legality, by banning activities that are legal according to superior laws. -It does not specify when noise, music or other activities go from being permitted to becoming an offense, leaving it up to the discretion of the local police officers to decide if the noise is too loud, or not. -There are no maximum decibel limits even though the Junta provides them. -It also permits licenses for terraces to be granted at the discretion of the Mayor, without being subject to any legal criteria.” As Mojacar Positiva Se Mueve have pointed out, a noise ordinance should include the word decibels repeatedly, but this ordinance leaves all up to the judgment and discretion of the noise sensitivity and perception of local police officers, without the need to measure noise levels to proceed to fine, seize objects and even order the immediate closure of a business. Imagine if the Guardia Civil Trafico could issue speeding fines without a speedometer, or fine someone for driving under the influence of alcohol without a breathalyzer. And it is right what they say, you cannot punish without having a basis of judgment, much less without the citizen’s or entrepreneur’s knowledge of those limits. According to the Mayor, this bylaw will be used with common sense, but MSM said that they think common sense should have been applied when drafting the Ordinance! It is a known fact that some of the contents have made the Lady Mayor an international laughing stock. Furthermore, MSM claim the ordinance to be incomplete as it does not regulate noise emissions from motor vehicles, heavy vehicles, motorcycles, dumper trucks, etc ... Also no mention at all about vibrations caused by heavy machinery or loud music. It has been deemed totally ridiculous to ban consuming a drink standing on a


terrace, and is not legally viable, as a municipality cannot make up new laws! Also the prohibition to have visitors in your home after 12 midnight, even if no noise is generated, all though according to the mayor, it has all been taken out of context and that they will never denounce anyone for that, so....why the need to contain these prohibitions in the ordinance? With this allegation and those already presented it is hoped there are sufficient reasons and enough legal weight to dismiss the adoption of this ordinance though it seems it is already being implemented as some establishments have already been ‘visited’ and penalised! And the town hall recently turned down an application to hold a Midsummer charity night market on the playa on 21st June in aid of AECC. CONNEXIONS in Turre would like to announce some great new offers to help you save money on your mobile phone calls. HITS mobile have introduced a selection of monthly Talk, Surf, or Talk & Surf plans and packages, for national and international calls to mobiles and landlines, with NO connection charges and up to 200 minutes FREE. If you have lost some of your UK TV channels and are looking to switch over, Connexions have an Android Box on display. And as well as all your computer needs, they can also offer great prices on all the leading makes and models of LCD TVs. Their shop in the main Square is open every day except Sunday, or call 950 479 502. Fancy being famous? Following the PAWS live music quiz at the Beachcomber on 14th June, J&J Music will be launching their new song ‘I Love Mojacar’ … but that’s not all! To complete the recording the audience is invited to join in for the most important finale to the song – the last line of “Love It!” Jim, who also wrote the song ‘Almeria Shores’, has for some time thought Mojacar should have a song which actually describes the town and the laid-back feel of the place. For a preview you can check out the unfinished version at https:// Iron Art at El Real, Antas are pleased to announce that at their next Charity Fayre on Wednesday 26th June, along with their usual stall holders (of which there is a great variety) Distribuciones Macar SL

"The bar for grown-ups"

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

Open 2pm ‘til late - Closed Tuesdays

Every Wednesday ... FUN QUIZ at 9pm Dart Board will be offering wine tasting. Donations from stall holders go to MACS, Stepping Stones and Vera Orphanage who they hope will also be in attendance at this next fayre. I can highly recommend a visit to this veritable Aladdin’s cave and there are 4 more containers of stock due in ….! PAWS and Hostal Rural, Turre are joining forces to hold a weekly Country Fair and Rastrillo with live music every Sunday from 14th July. There will be two areas available; one for handicrafts, fresh produce, home made items, etc. and another for "car-booters. It will be open to the public from 10am until 4pm, the bar, BBQ and restaurant from 12 noon. Stall holders will arrive between 8am and 9am and the stalls will cost 5€ - 50% of which will go to the animal charity. To reserve a place call 697 302 129. AquaZumba/AquaFit classes with Alison are now back at Vera Beach Club. Following on from the success of the ‘Pink Fitness Party’ in aid of Breast Cancer, Alison was planning a ‘Boogie in Blue’ to take place on 29th June for prostate cancer. This is now being held in the autumn, cos it’s too hot! So instead there is a “Pool Party” in aid of MACS at The Kimrick with a 1 hour mega class of AquaZumba followed by Buck’s Fizz, courtesy of Ibex Insurance and prizes for the best speedos and best retro bathing cossie. Tickets are 5€, every cent going to MACS. Numbers are limited so please call Alison on 637 465 487. Sunday night summer entertainment has commenced at El Naranjo, Los Gallardos with the carvery now being served in the evening from 7pm until 9pm, instead of at lunchtime. See their advert opposite for who’s on, when. Also on Thursday 20th June dust off your Royal Wedding finery and join them for Royal Ascot Ladies Day, always a popular afternoon with buffet for just 15€. Bumped into Jim from Crash Repairs Auto Refinishing. He now has the equipment for headlamp polishing and his welding gear has been up-dated, serviced and back in full working order.

♣ Opposition

Party Unión Mojaquera Diez posted a press release on facebook. Apparently 200 bikers with their respective companions had to endure a day of absolute silence and were denied access to the old town of Mojacar because a wedding was taking place and the bikes could cause too much noise. And that the Mayoress, “guided by her obsessive mania to control everything that moves” has ordered six surveillance cameras to be strategically distributed across the town and the playa. Unión Mojaquera, “wants to publicly denounce this nonsense,” and resolve to try to prevent the installations using all means that the democratic system allows. Look it up for yourself if you don’t believe me at union.mojaqueradiez Beware of the latest scam … a fellow with an Indian accent has been ringing around the area claiming to be from a computer maintenance company at Windows, or such like. To one ‘victim’ he said that their computer was sending him messages and that he could fix it if they went into a certain internet site. Now this ‘victim’ was smart enough to say they didn’t have a computer and, lo and behold, our Indian gentleman hung up. It seems the money spent on the Turre/Alfaix section of the AVE line has been pretty much wasted. As The Entertainer Online rather amusingly puts it … “The AVE high-speed train that will whoosh through our quiet corner of Almería, stopping now and again at the Vera station to allow an elderly lady in black with her chicken to get off, has been put on the back-burner or worse, as the European Commission has decided that the Almeria-Murcia link is expensive and without much point. At least until 2020, Brussels says it won't put in any cash, and that Spain will have to go it alone on that stretch of line, which it is unlikely to do. The so-called European Corridor will connect Algeciras, via Granada, to Murcia and Cartagena. The port of Almería also loses out in favour of both Algeciras and Cartagena.”

Tlf: 666 140 901

Private Parties Catered

Sky Sports / ESPN ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTS ... Saturdays 15th June, 29th June & 6th July DISCO & KARAOKE NIGHT with DJ Steve King Saturday 22nd June Mojácar’s only drag act ‘BETTY SWOLLOCKS’

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The Crazy Cow

Avda. Med. 413, Mojacar Playa opposite Hotel Continental Tlf: 634 312 820 Z-11

food cooked with love


FIND US ON TripAdvisor ‘Mojacar Restaurants’

You Will Not Be Disappointed Summer Hours: 12 noon - late Kitchen Hours: 12 noon - 7pm Private Parties Catered

Come along and have some of the best freshly cooked food on the p ­ laya or just relax with a drink or two

T: 697 465 620 E: F: Thecrazy Cowcafe Opposite Playa Blanca & Tito’s, Mojácar Playa - See you there xx Z-3

Cooking with THE CRAZY COW FLASH-FRIED SQUID with PAPRIKA and GARLIC (serves 2) 2 medium squid (cleaned and cut into rings) 2 tbsp of plain flour 3 tbsp. of olive oil 1 red chilli (finely chopped) 1 tsp of smoked paprika 2 cloves of garlic (very finely chopped) Half a fresh lemon Parsley, salt and pepper to season Place the squid in a bowl and pour over the oil, half the paprika, half the chilli and a little salt and pepper to season, leave in the fridge to marinate for 3 to 4 hours. Remove from the fridge and toss the squid in flour. In a deep frying add 1cm of oil pan and heat until very hot. Fry the squid for 1 to 2 minutes (it will cook and turn golden very quickly), remove and drain on some kitchen paper. Put the garlic, parsley and remaining chilli in a bowl with a tiny splash of oil, then mix in the cooked squid, turn out onto a plate squeeze over some fresh lemon add a little salt and pepper. Serve with an ice cold beer and some fresh bread ... summer has arrived!

LAMB with RED PEPPERS and RIOJA (serves 2) Half a kg of lean lamb (cubed) Plain flour 2 tbsp of olive oil 2 large onions (sliced) 3 garlic cloves (halved) 2 tsp of paprika 1 large glass of good Rioja Half a pint of lamb or beef stock 2 sprigs of fresh thyme or 2 tsp of dried 2 large potatoes (large chunks) 2 medium red peppers (thickly sliced) 3 carrots (chopped)

Ignacio of Garrucha welcomes you to Fany’s in Mojácar

§The reports that the DGT (La Dirección General de Tráfico) are working towards ­ half of all cars on the road to be ­under ­seven years old by 2016 to rid the roads of vehicles that can be a d ­ anger to both their owners and other road users. In the latest ­figures released more than half of the vehicles in the province-about 334,520-are over nine years old. Through the use of speed radars, they look to control and prohibit the ­movement of vehicles ­without an ITV, of which there are ­currently 33,985 in Almeria. This same ­mission is also looking to e­ radicate unscrupulous workshops and dodgy dealers! According to the French weather channel Metèo, there is a 70 percent chance of this ­summer being cold and wet across Spain, France, Portugal, Germany and Austria. Cold maritime fronts and weak solar activity during the ­winter months have not only given us a chillier Spanish spring than ­normal, they’re also going to make the summer months u ­nusually dreary and rainy. So, June and July are only likely to have short ­periods of summer heat which will in turn bring heavy storms in A ­ugust, and September and ­ October are likely to register higher average ­temperatures and less rain. As of 1st June 2013, ­properties



Salt and pepper (about tsp of each)

Preheat the oven to 140C or gas 3. Dust the lamb in flour and fry until browned. Transfer to an oven proof dish and add all the ingredients apart from the red peppers. Cover with a lid or foil and place in the oven for 1hour (check 2 or 3 times making sure you have plenty gravy). After the hour is up add the red peppers and remove the lid, cook for a further 15 mins (make sure the meat is tender and the potatoes are soft). Remove from the oven put the lid on and leave to rest for 15 mins. Serve with crusty bread and drink the rest of the Rioja. Enjoy … do the washing up in the morning. Page 6

Freshly squeezed orange juice Breakfasts ~ Sandwiches Snacks ~ Tapas Coffees ~ Copas

for sale or long term rent (more than 4 months) must have an ­Energy ­Efficiency Certificate ­‘certificado de eficiencia ­energética’, the details of which then duly ­ included on all advertising. Though there are fines of up to 6,000€ for failing to comply, any ­recommendations for improvements are not obligatory. Worthy of note is that only c­ ertified and registered assessors are able to issue the EPC - ­architects, t­ echnical architects and some engineers. The certificate lasts 10 years and cost is estimated at between 200€ and 300€. There are some e­xceptions; if you are already renting out your property to a tenant then you do not need to have an EPC ­ until you change tenants; ­ structures under 50m2; buildings sold for ­demolition or new buildings-which should ­already have one. Some information has been released about the World ­ ­ Asset Declaration - Spaniards and ­foreigners resident in Spain have declared assets held abroad in the form of bonds, shares, real estate and bank accounts of 87.7 b ­ illion euros, equivalent to nine p ­ ercent of the country’s GDP. In the ­figures provided 131,411 t­axpayers declared assets held overseas, of ­ which 129,925 were individuals and the rest companies. ­Individuals declared 67.1 billion euros and companies 20.6 billion.


There is always something new at Occasions ... hand-made glass covers to keep those pesky flies out of your ­chardonnay!

Don’t forget it’s Father’s day on Sunday 16th June for which ­Occasions have a ­selection of cards and gifts for both dads and grandads. Est. 1984


SOLAR COVER extends your bathing season from ... 300€ for 8’ x 4’

Serving Typical Spanish Cuisine

Now open for the summer

Paella, Seafood Platters & Roast Lamb our specialities

Daily Menu Chef’s Specials Tlf: 670 018 035

Menu del Special Dinner Día 10€ Menu 12€ New A daily Sunday La Carte specials Roast 10€ Menu Open every day 11-4 & 6-late Mojácar Playa behind Moma Disco

Tlf: 950 478 651


50€ for Plan Renove Ask about our away it r and we take your old cove

Special Prices for Community Pools

Ex-­Factory Prices All Areas Covered Free Quotes

19 years’ experience

Mojácar Playa (within AXA Insurance) E-mail:

Playa Macenas Beach & Golf Resort Carretera Mojacar-Carboneras Km 15, Paraje Cortijo Blanco, 04638 Mojacar

WINTER COVER no winter pool maintenance from ... 600€ for 8’ x 4’

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

Choice of 5 menus including 3 course Kid’s Menu del Día Menu 8.95€ 2.95€

Bar Terraza Tlf: 697 311 046

Bottles from €1.20 t Draught from €2.20 pin nu Cocktail Me

Sports shown on 8 screens · Pool table · Air hockey


Paseo del Mediterraneo, Mojácar Playa 2 mins walk from Pueblo Indalo Hotel Z-6

THE COMPLETE CARD & GIFT SHOP breakfasts ; Tapas ; bocadillos ; snacks paellas, Fish & meat dishes

cocktail menu

Open 7 days a week, from 8am until late Tlf: 626 165 107


Cards & Gift Wrap for every O ­ ccasion Bespoke Gifts & ­Jewellery, Party ­Products & Confetti, Helium & Light up ­Balloons, Books & ­Puzzle Books, ­Children’s Toys & Games, Unique Baby Gifts, Collector’s Corner, All Things Hen Party & so very much more! NEW RANGE OF TRADITIONAL SWEETS ... liquorice a ­ llsorts, sweet SHABBY CHIC GIFTS peanuts, r ­ hubarb & ­custard, ­american hard gums ...


Z Drop Down Awnings OUR Z Commercial & Domestic PRICES Z Many Colours & Styles CANNOT Z Signwriting Service BE BEATEN Z Supplied & Fitted Z All areas covered Z All products of the highest quality For a free quotation Call: 627 907 207


father’s day cards & gifts for dads & grandads

16th June ... don’t forget


TO SELL HELIUM BALLOONS Open: Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm 950 478 539 Sat: 10am-2pm Plaza Estrella, Mojacar Playa near Hotel ­Puntazo, behind the tobacconist, between Viva & Sunflower Page 7 Tlf: 950 467 474

Live entertainment .... see boards

Saturday 8th June

Disco & Karaoke with DJ Steve King

Palomares Bajo

Saturday 15th June

Live music with Ashley Private Parties catered

Pool Table

Air Conditioned Football & GAA Games shown on big screens Guinness on Shots draught Cocktails Snack Buckets of Beer

Open every day for breakfast, lunch, ­ inner, tapas & snacks d

Serving ­specialities from Romania & Lithuania

Menu del Dia 10€ ... come hungry or share 1 between 2 Monika’s don’t know the meaning of portion control !! Takeaway available Private Parties Catered


New to Sunday’s bar menu ... fresh morning croissants, ensaimadas, ‘pan au chocolat’ & napolitanas


OPEN: Mon to Fri 5pm ‘til late - Sat & Sun 2pm ‘til late Mojacar Playa (opposite Tito’s) Tlf: 697 224 283 Z-3 EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!! Based on this premise quoted by ­Nelson Mandela, ­Beatriz García resident in ­Mojácar since 1998 has helped to c­reate the Universal Wonderful Street ­Academy an NGO that provides free education and one meal a day to street children in Accra, Ghana. The Founder. Louis Yeboah ­Womder Doe (­artist name Louis Wonder) a G ­ hanaian a­ rtist aware of the ­importance of e ­ ducation and committed to ­eradicate e ­ xtreme poverty and improve the living conditions of the street children is the Director and F­ ounder. The Staff. There are 4 teaching staff one for each level of studies, 1 sports coach, 1 cook and a secretary, all supported by National Service Personal and volunteers. The Academy. The Street Academy runs a non-formal school from 7.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday. There are four classes: BEGINNERS. These are kids who have never been to school before; they learn for the first time the English alphabet and the numbers. INTERMEDIATE CLASS I and II. These children learn two levels of ­Social Studies, Maths, English and Religion. We hope that some of these street children will have a bright future. ADVANCED. Cynthia Larkai the teacher of the advanced class in the Universal Wonderful Street Academy works hard together with her ­ ­students to prepare them to go to formal school. Free Education. The children do not pay school fees or for any school ­materials and are encouraged to develop an interest in learning. Those who develop a keen interest in learning are sent to formal school on the

Children receiving their exams

Fresh Fruit & Veg by Paco, every Sunday until 3pm

Academy’s Scholarship. Others are sent to learn a trade (e.g. ­hairdressing, dressmaking, carpentry … etc.) under our skills training ­programs. Academy’s Intake. As the U.W.S. Academy is a non-profit ­organisation, we depend on donations from ­companies, ­individuals and other ­numerous sources of funding. We are currently caring for 100 children of Bokum and J­amestown. ­Expenses on each child presently cover t­ uition, all school materials n ­ eeded and one daily meal. Donors. PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN SOLIDARITY AND IN ­ACTION!! Thank you to all the people who have decided to ­become R ­ EGULAR ­DONORS. We appreciate regular i­ntake that allows us to plan ahead and ensures our continuity. Special mention to Sarah Lark, German writer living in Los Gallardos, ­author of the best-selling trilogy set in New Zealand in the 19th c­ entury who recently published her new book, “In the Land of the Long White Cloud”. Sarah is one of our monthly contributors … “You are not only an excellent writer, you are an excellent solidary and ­generous person too. Many thanks for your continuous support.” Our thanks also to Jörg Ahrens, Managing Director of Convena ­Constructions Technologies Limited based in Hamburg who has also ­become a regular donor and is supporting the Academy generously. If you want to learn more about us and are interested in supporting the project or want to get involved please contact: Beatriz García - ­Co-Founder & Donor - Mob: 617 182 154 write to: or visit our web page: You can also look for us on Facebook, click the Like button and share us with your friends.

Beatriz with Louis

The Staff

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Bar Restaurant


Salon of Excellence

Fabulous dining in a perfect location


Market Square Turre, next to Connexions Tlf: 667 971 960

Open 6 days a week - late night Tuesday, half day Wednesday

Traditional and Modern Barbering Professional Hot Towel Shaving by fully trained staff Garra Rufa Fish Foot Spa Chiropody by Fiona Shellac™ Nails by UK trained Pauline Beauty Therapy Treatments Teeth Whitening by Harley Street trained staff

For reservations tlf: 950 478 186

MENU DEL DÍA 10€ for 3 courses ... FREE coffee when you mention The Advertiser SUNDAYS ... the best roast off the coast 2 courses 10.95€ or 3 courses 13.50€ OR choice of Summer Salad ... and entertainment from 1pm-3pm Open 1pm - 3pm & 7.30pm - 10pm Closed Sunday evening & all day Monday

A warm welcome awaits you at

Posada del Candil en La Parata

Free WiFi

A tranquil setting with sea & mountain views & private pool

Restaurant serving typical Spanish Cuisine & Argentinian Grill 950 472 670 Mondays ~ BBQ Wednesdays ~ Paella oke Saturdays ~ Disco & ­Kara y bb with Bo

637 733 272

Double Rooms with Breakfast from 40€ Catering for Celebrations & Special Functions

Open 7 days a week until late (closed Sunday evenings)


Bar Cafeteria Hamburgueseria


Holistic Treatments and

Mojacar Pueblo

Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Bocadillos Burgers Pizzas Sandwiches Snacks

r’ Gastric Band Hypnotherapy Mention ‘The ­Advertise now available to receive a FREE hair ­massage ­treatment! Gift Vouchers

Client Testimony .... “What I like most about my hair is the cut and how after consulting with Beth she always manages to make subtle changes to the style giving it an up-to-date feel” ... Michelle Thorley

Coffees & Copas Terrace area with fantastic views

For more information on any of our treatments ­contact Beth ­Underhill at

English speaking Open from 7pm - late

Tlf: 626 165 107

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• Servicing & Repairs • Pre ITV Checks • Full Diagnostics Service • Bodywork • Replacement Tyre Service • Vehicle Sales • Re-Registrations • Air Conditioning

Tlf: 950 478976 Mobile: 686 929864 Rentals from Almería airport through this office

The most comprehensive range in the area

Calle Natividad, Poligono Industrial Aljoroque 10, Antas Behind and to the right of the Petrol Station

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


OPEL CORSA 1.3 CDTI Diesel, 5 door, June 2006, 71,000kms, purple, ITV, full service history. Offers in the region of 2,500€. Tlf: 950 069 816 or 610 272 500. RENAULT MEGANE 1.6 Classic. Well maintained. Immaculate condition for the year. ITV. 1,500€. Tlf: 693 702 629 or 950 478 934.


VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING COOL-AIR Mobile Air Conditioning. Tlf Richard: 950 472 432 or 673 195 872. See advert opposite

MOTOR VEHICLES BMW 116 Deco. 2010. 3 door. Perfect condition. 16,000kms. Offers in region of 15,000€. Tlf: 950 475 452 or 666 299 714.


WANTED SECOND-HAND CARS WANTED, Buyers waiting! Tlf: 693 702 629 or 950 478 934.

Nº 359

Road to Mojácar village PAWS Shop

AL 5105

JONES MOBILE VEHICLE VALETING. “Autoglym” products used. No need for mains water or electricity. Tlf: 661 571 939.

Cruce de Mojácar

<- Advert Zone-9 / 0.75kms ->

Parque Comercial

Tourist Office

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

Nº 327

Parador Nacional

Nº 309

H. Mojacar Playa

Camping El Cantal

H. Mar Azul

FORD MONDEO ST220. 3.0L V6. Petrol. 2005. 5 door. 112,000kms. Cruise control. Full Recaro leather seats. Sat Nav, Bluetooth, climate control, multi cd player, Ipod/MP3 points – voice activated or touch screen. 6,999€ ovno. Tlf: 699 909 747.




Mobile Vehicle Air-Conditioning


It’s that time of year again when you need to be thinking about a service on your car’s air-con ­system. Air-conditioning problems tend to be noticed at the start of summer as the weather hots up. In the climate that we live in, the last thing you need is to switch on your air-con and get blasted with warm air. An ­air-con service by COOL-AIR can prevent this! A lot of people are under the impression that using your a­ ir-con uses a lot more petrol or diesel, this, in fact, is m ­ inimal. Years ago the compressor on a car was huge and it did affect fuel ­consumption quite dramatically, now, nearly all c­ ompressors are Japanese and are very small so barely affect fuel c­ onsumption at all, actually less than 2%, so the benefits you get from using your air-con far outweigh the minimal cost. Although air-conditioning represents less than 4% of all ­mechanical failure on a modern car it is the third most e­ xpensive to repair ­after the engine and the gearbox. It is ­advisable to use your air-con for at least 10 minutes a week and get it ­serviced every 12 to 18 months. Really it is all about p ­ reventative ­maintenance, if you did not put oil in your car’s engine you would expect it to run dry and seize up. It is just the same with your air-con. The main c­ omponent is the c­ ompressor and this needs to be kept lubricated with a s­ pecial kind of oil that mixes with the refrigerant. If this is not done then your c­ ompressor WILL seize up. If your air-con is r­egularly serviced the c­ ompressor should last the life of the car. The U.K.’s leading warranty repairer Warranty Direct Ltd have ­released figures to show how expensive compressors can be ... A new compressor on a Vauxhall Astra would cost 704 pounds for the part and 196 pounds for labour ... A Ford Mondeo ­compressor would cost 489 pounds and 198 pounds to fit ... And all plus r­e-gas and VAT. Warranty Direct LTD manager Gordon Rose said, “We are t­ hinking of introducing a waiver in our warranty policies that insists that you have your air-con serviced or your warranty will be void if your compressor needs replacing.” He also said, “We spend tens of ­thousands of pounds every year replacing compressors that in our opinion would not need replacing had the air-con system been serviced on a yearly basis.” COOL-AIR provide a complete service, including re-gas, ­diagnostics, repairs and parts all carried out by a fully qualified vehicle air-con engineer. COOL-AIR is a mobile service based in Mojácar and covers all ­surrounding areas.

For your FREE air con check call Richard 950 472 432 or 673 195 872


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

Excellent Menu del Día Tuesday to Saturday 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Two To Dine for 25€

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

Saturday Special Sampler Menu 7pm 11pm

Sunday Lunch 1pm - 3.30pm

2 courses 10.50€ 3 courses 13.50€

Bar open all day, every day



IRON · ALUMINIUM · STAINLESS STEEL · SHADES · SCREENS · WALLS doors · windows · shutters · grills · railings stairs · bath screens · mosquito screens awnings · facades · signs

Designs to suit any need ... ... domestic and commercial

“Our aim is to offer our clients the best quality and the best prices” Tlf: 950 109 986 Email:

Ronda de las Buganvillas, local 38 Ctra Garrucha-Villaricos, 04621 Vera

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La Mirage


Hair & Beauty

Mojacar Playa

It’s the little things in life ...

Tlf: 950 473 110

Colour Me Monday ... 30% off all colouring services

NEW Tailored Tuesdays ... Highlighting / Lowlighting Half head 40€ Full head 50€ including cut and style

Open Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm

­ etween Find us b El Sitio & Crazy Cow Cafe opposite Playa Blanca

Cleanse & Blow Dry 10€ English & ­Spanish speaking

Complimentary fringe trims

All hair services include a relaxing head massage

Full range of beauty treatments ... Massage ... Reiki ... by appointment MACS 3rd Charity shop opened in Mojacar on Saturday 1st June 2013, with the opening attended by a bevy of the volunteers, general public and sponsors of MACS. Sadly Elaine Kay Brown, President and Founder of MACS, was u ­ nable to be present at the Opening as she is in hospital having further ­treatment. Elaine did, however, write a speech (the 3rd shop being her baby ‘so to speak’) for her husband David to read out - David, too emotional for words, passed the task over to Tracey Ingman. In the speech Elaine thanked all the sponsors who had helped MACS and the volunteers who had worked so hard to get the shop ready. It was a fairly low-key opening ceremony because the main ­Inauguration of the premises will hopefully be in September, when the rest of the building is ready for use; this being a Day Centre for p ­ atients, ­relaxation/quiet room and mobility equipment storage. Helpline: (0034) 634 656 555

General Enquiries: (0034) 634 328 334

Elaine stressed that the mobility equipment, available on free loan to cancer patients, will also be made available to anyone else if they need it, with a donation to MACS being the only criteria - this is available now and all people need to do is ask at the shop or phone the MACS helpline on 634 656 555 or email macscancersupport@ MACS were extremely grateful to receive three huge cheques on the day, from local Groups, FACE, The Dames in Turre and The Mojacar Masons (see Presentation pictures below). The monies donated will be a massive help to MACS in furnishing the Day Centre and other facilities etc; without Sponsors such as these MACS would not exist and they are truly grateful for their continued fundraising assistance. If you visit Mojacar, or live in Mojacar, then a visit to the MACS shop is a ‘must’ - you won’t be disappointed. E-mail: photo by Julie Jones Peel

MACS volunteers

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‘Mojacar Masons’

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Dames in Turre

‘AFRICA’S FINEST’ (made the G4 summit look tame!) After three quarters of her life living in South Africa, Elsie Cortes celebrates her birthday with new, and lifelong globe-trotting friends putting the world to rights in The Crazy Cow Café, Mojácar Playa. C.I.D.E.S.C.O. Int. Dip MSSCh - 25 years qualified experience

Professional Chiropody For All & Beauty Treatments Waxing, Electrolysis, Facials, Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Manicures/Pedicures, etc for Ladies & Gents ER SA VE R! CLINIC at Vera Playa 25% OF F SU MM

30 €

ial + Man icur e now only HOME VISITS for the Min i Fac The Adv erti ser Jun e ­issu e te Quo housebound to ­Mojácar, Cuevas del Almanzora, For appointments call Vera & Villaricos Kim White 637 149 659 Gift Vouchers available

Pampered Hair by Phoebe

Tlf: Jackie 634 331 798

no Bar, Turre

Pia NOW AT X-TONE, next to The


Remedial & Sports Injury Massage Hopi Ear Candling

Wheat Bags & Vitamins

Toning Chairs - The No Sweat Workout Free assessment & Free trial unt Lose those unwanted inches in a safe and easy way, even 20% disco u bring yo en wh for the most unfit user. Ideal for stroke rehab, a­ rthritis a friend sufferers, new hip/knee joints, etc without strain.

Tues 25th & Weds 26th June

Keratin Brazilian Blow Dry

Dry Cut 10€ free consultation Cut & Blow Dry 22€ Gents cut 6€, Tuesdays only Full head foils, cut or blow dry 55€ Scalp massage, root colour, cut & blow dry 45€

Beauty by Denise & Ashley ... for dermalogica facials,

Anti-wrinkle Injections 160€ per area Juvederm® 300€ ... Radiesse® 520€ ­Permanent Make-up 300€ ... Call 634 331 798

GET FIT, STAY FIT ... with Alison in Mojacar Let me help you get fit and healthy H Beat back pain with Pilates

luxury treatments & all forms of massage

H Aquafit & AquaZumba ... come and join the pool party!

MENU DEL DíA of Beauty Treatments ONLY 35€

H ZUMBA ... dance yourself fit!

Starter ...

Lash Tint Brow Shape/Tint File & Polish Lip & Chin Wax

Main ...

Pedicure Back Massage Reflexology Indian Head Massage


10 Years Younger Clinic

Calle Mayor 35, Palomares

100% Natural Hair Extensions 200€

Harmony Therapies

Dessert ...

Lash Perm Half Leg Wax Mini Facial Ear Candling

MENU DE LA NOCHE ... Menu del Día plus Cut & Blow Dry 50€

H Step

H Bodytone

H Circuits

H Aerobics

Tlf: 637 465 487

Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals

Pampered Packages & Gift Vouchers available Tues to Fri 9.30am-5pm & Sat 9.30am-3pm, later by arrangement CRAZY FIT VIBRATION PLATES 4€ a go or 10 for 20€

662 573 939 : 950 618 129 : 618 181 545 E-mail:

BEAUTY AND THE FEAST Monday 1st July at Posada del Candil-Hostal La Parata

Boutiques, fashion and ­flamenco shows, charity raffle, dinner (optional) and disco.

The first of the” Circuito Provincial De Carreras Populares” kicked off in Bedar on Saturday 1st June, well attended by locals & keen r­ unners from the province. The circuit will pass through 13 more municipalites during June, July, August and September; María, Los Gallardos, Olula del Rio, Turre, Pulpí, Garrucha, Chirivel, Cuevas del Almanzora, Mojacar, Antas, ­Tíjola, Vera and Velez Rubio. If you wish to take part go to to register.

If you were not there last year, don’t miss out this time.

Call 617 882 689 Tickets available now

Well done to Billy Murray of Bédar for winning his age group. Proud mum, Peni, is ­‘Fitness for All’ in Bédar and proud dad is Construction Mat Murray.

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Sue Moretta ­entertains ­lunchtime diners at Bar ­Restaurant La Parata ”The Dames in Spain held their Garden Party at the home of Rosy and Ken Wildsmith in Vera and the rain came down non stop all day. The garden party ended up as a House Party with all the stalls moved inside but what a successful day it was. Some people braved the rain and plucked the ducks from the swimming pool, others were watching Ken and Vic preparing the paella whilst others, having spent up on the stalls, were enjoying the ­comforts of Gail’s Bar. After lunch Chairman Myra ­presented cheques of 1000€ each to Mojacar and Vera Red Cross. ­President Gail presented a gift to Rosy and Ken thanking them for hosting the garden party and for all their hard work in preparing for the day. The Grand Raffle was then drawn with the first prize of a TV, being won by Terry Edwards. A big thank you to all who helped on the day and to all who came along and s­ upported us.”

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Above, the Desert Dunes Show from Nicki Simone Roma at La Posada del Candil (­ Hostal Parata) ... Right, Juana is taking a well earned rest. We wish her well and lots of h ­ appiness and welcome P ­ aloma to La Posada ...

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Black & White Night at El Naranjo with the King of Swing, Tony Justice and Carvery and Rock & Roll Night with Matt Black. Sunday Night Summer Entertainment is back, see ad on page 4 ...



Mojácar Playa


Lovely renovated townhouse with lovely sea views. 2 bedrooms, 2 ­bathrooms. Share in La Parata pool. Superb terraces with planted areas. Jacuzzi. Hot and cold A/C. Less than 5 minutes drive to the beach.


950 478 915

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


Est. 1994

309 Paseo Mediterraneo Mojácar Playa Tlf: 950 478 834 Email:

3rd floor apartment, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, huge terrace with mountain views. Close to beach. 2 months security deposit. 395 euros pcm + bills.


AGENCY of Mojácar, Parque Comercial (all areas)

Tlf: 672 624 878




Garrucha/Vera Playa - Large Bar Restaurant For Sale or Rent Prime location. 400 sqm. Fully equipped. Can buy or rent all or part. Tlf: Tracey or Steve 950 478 876 or 619 363 832

Building Plots - Mojácar Playa Vista de los Angeles (above Parador) Commercial or residential plots available from 500sqm. Electricity & water contracted to be installed. Suitable for apartments or other multi-residential applications. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey or Steve 619 363 832. Z-4 Page 15

A brand new show “Decades” performed by Darren Antony & Kay Frances

A charity day in aid of Haven’s Hospice for Children and to celebrate organiser Matt Delaney’s 70th birthday. The total amount of 1940€ was raised, the donations being raised considerably by Lee and Matt h ­ aving their heads shaved and by the ­donation of “The Guardian of Tibet”, a limited edition bronze sculpture of children lying with a Tibetan Mastiff by internationally acclaimed canine artist, Patsi Ann.

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News & gossip here is from Almería news & gossip!

up, ran over to her window and chucked it out into the void. The dog made a full recovery.

Open 7 days a week from 9am until midnight. Full a la carte and evening specials. Enquiries: 679970399 Meals: 950469519

Camping Los Gallardos

Camping | Dining | Shopping | Bowling | Living

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

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

11 Las Rosas


This is a one large double bedroom model, allowing for a large living space. It has a large fully equipped kitchen, bath/shower room, lounge with airconditioning, tv, hi-fi, etc.

10 Las Adelfas

Pets Allowed | A/C

Since 1991!

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

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

9 Los Hibiscus


This home has a large double bedroom en suite with shower and toilet. The spacious lounge has room for a bed settee. Kitchen with granite work surface. Fully furnished with white goods.


This ideal holiday home has a main double bedroom and a second guest room, has been refurbished and is fully equipped. Outside is a large patio with car parking space, free standing garden room and a shed.

30 Las Mimosas


Pet Free Area | Conservatory | Landline

A fully ­furnished home with two ­double bedrooms, one with ­ en-suite ­ toilet and basin. A well equipped kitchen, ­conservatory with tv, fridge freezer, gas fire, etc. Shed with ­ washing machine, chest freezer and ­storage b ­ oxes. Pretty patio with swing seat. Excellent value.

4 Las Melias


Pets Allowed | A/C | Landline

Large main bedroom with aircon plus a second twin bedroom. Kitchen has lots of cupboard space. Comfortable lounge with air con, large flat screened TV inc. Fully furnished conservatory. Outside car parking, shed with washing machine and raised patio with wonderful views.

** INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS ON 608 260 157 ** 18 Los Olivos


Pet Free Area | A/C | Landline

This home is a special design with two bedrooms, each en suite. Lounge with air conditioning and landline phone. Kitchen is equipped with oven, fridge freezer, etc. with dining area leading off. Conservatory has been designed to put a hot tub. Pretty patio with lots of plants.

As one of the largest bars and restaurants in the area, we are able to offer our guests a full range of facilities, from a day at the pool, an enjoyable evening meal or even a fully catered private function for up to 200 guests, with entertainment! Ask about our party plans from just 6€ a head! Open 7 days a week from 9am until midnight. Full a la carte and evening specials. Enquiries: 679 970 399 Meals: 950 469 519 Page 17 Z-4

Your No 1 entertainment venue in Mojácar for all the family Open every day from 10am until late with great food available until 10pm

Pool Table

Kid’s Room

Fish & Chips, bread & butter ... 5.95€


Children’s Menu

GREAT VALUE CURRY CORNER Menu del Día ... 10€ Authentic Indian Curry served day & night cooked by our new Indian chef Chicken & Chips with salad & bottle of house wine ... 15€ per couple SUNDAYS ... TAKEAWAY SERVICE AVAILABLE The ­famous Irish Rover Carvery Lunch Entertainment & 3 meats, 7 fresh veg ... 8.50€ Karaoke every night served 1pm - 5pm Friday 28th June followed by Fun Quiz, 3pm ‘RICH LUCAS’ is back for one night Children’s only ... with music Art Classes from the Rat-Pack with Ian era to modern day Wednesdays 3pm-4pm UK Tribute Acts ... for ages see boards for details 5 to 12 years Mojacar Playa (between Lua and Moma Beach)

Tlf: 950 473 135

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


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Two f­antastic nights of ­entertainment from the Abba & ­Madness tribute acts ... see their boards for details of who’s coming next or check out the ­facebook page at Irish-Rover ­Mojacar Let me start this review by ­pointing out that I am biased - I like the p ­ eople at the Irish Rover. ­ Unfortunately, that makes it a bit harder to write a review as I don’t wish to show any “favouritism”. Dave showed my wife and me to our table and brought us each a glass of their house red, a well rounded ­Peñascal, to sip while we read through the menu. Since it was ­evening, the breakfast section was ­obviously “out”. I have fond memories of dropping in for many a ­mid-morning poached or scrambled eggs, with bacon, when I was still working. My brother would also sometimes come visiting from Lubrín, and then it was always a “Full English”. I see it’s still available, including a cuppa, for 5.95€ (or 7.95€ if you can handle the ­extra large one) but I digress! Despite being almost June, the w ­ eather that night was too chilly to ­consider a salad, although the Rover’s ­offering of a Prawn and Melon salad (7.95€) was tempting. Eventually my wife chose the Fish Goujons with Tartare sauce and I decided on Chicken Bites with a sweet chilli dip. My chicken bites, which like the goujons were in a light ­batter, went well with the “­in-house” sweet chilli dip. This did not have enough bite to be worrying, but it was ­definitely chilli. (Silly word that, for ­something that’s “hot”!) The serving was of ­ a sensible size to form a generous starter. This could not be said of the Cod Goujons! These were very tasty and served on a salad bed but, as you can see from the ­photo, formed such a g­enerous serving that were you ­wanting a light meal then this starter, followed by a dessert, would be an ideal choice. Indeed, I would not be s­urprised to see this dish become o ­ ffered as a choice of “main” or ­“starter”. Her ladyship ­informed me that it was s­uperb. ­Incidentally, the ­accompanying tartare sauce was not “in-house” and one could easily change it for mayonnaise or tomato sauce if ­preferred. You don’t have to dislike meat in order to e­njoy vegetarian cuisine, and my carnivorous wife ­ thoroughly enjoyed her main course choice of ­ Mushroom, Stilton and Brocolli Pasta Bake at 7.95€. As a further benefit, the house red blended ­brilliantly well with this dish. I, in the meantime, tucked in to one of the o ­ ptions on the Rover’s new “Curry Corner”. I love s­ pinach, alias “saag”, so ordered a Chicken Saag (8.95€) Open from 11am. Kitchen closes at 10pm. Karaoke ends 1am. Bar closes 2am.

(At weekends bar and karaoke extend by an extra hour) CHILDREN’S MENU: 6€ INCLUDES ICE CREAM

Sunday Carvery: 1pm to 5 pm.

1 course 8.50€ - 2 courses 11€ - 3 courses 13.50€ Choice of Beef, Pork & Turkey; 7 veg & ­traditional trimmings - while stocks last!

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a­ ccompanied by Basmati rice (1.50€) and a ­chapati (1.30€). All curries are available in a range of 5 “heats”. I’m not into ­curries that “blow your head off ” but I do like a “bite”. I chose m ­ edium strength and was pleased to discover that this was strong enough to have a definite “bite” but in no way had me reaching for coolants. (By the by, here’s a tip. If your curry is too potent, place some butter not marge - on your tongue and swirl it around. It causes the burn to recede by magic!). I do like curries, and the Irish Rover offering was ­ definitely amongst the better ones I have eaten, even those of some ­dedicated Indian ­cuisine ­restaurants. The chapati, ­lightly buttered, was also a good example of the genre. Well done Asjad and Prince, the two chefs in the Irish ­Rover. I am sure that Jenna, who served us promptly and ­cheerfully, must have thought we didn’t like the food, ­because we finished ­neither the starter nor the main course. However, the only reason for leaving a­ nything on our plates was because we are at an age where we can no l­ onger polish off huge portions - the quality was certainly not in question! For sweets we had ­chocolate Fudge Cake, with a choice of Ice cream or cream and a ­Wicked ­Waffle, which comprises a sweet ­waffle with Vanilla ice cream. For both dishes (3.45€) we opted for pouring cream, as we’re not really into the “squirty” ­variety. My wife described her Chocolate Fudge Cake as “very ­fattening, but very good” and much the same could be said of the Wicked Waffle. I could sense my girth expanding with every spoonful! Entertainment, by DJ Ian, starts at 9pm. He sings well, but if you wish to hold a dinner conversation then I advise taking a table away from the stage and disco lights area. I would have enjoyed an ­after ­dinner coffee, accompanied by a small brandy, to round off the evening’s culinary perfection but, ­unfortunately, the machine was off. Do I recommend dining there? As I said, I’m ­biased, but I do feel that I can honestly praise the ­experience. Petter Finne. TAKEAWAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Menu del Día: 10€ pp (12€ at weekends) Choice of 7 starters, 7 main dishes & 5 desserts. Available continuously 11am to 10pm. VEGETARIAN OPTIONS

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Classified Ads

T: 657 982 878 E: advertisermojacar@ For your convenience, we have collection points in the following places. Mojacar Playa ........................... Total Entertainment Los Gallardos ........................... El Naranjo Turre ........................................ Connexions Forms and envelopes are also available at these places. ACCOMMODATION / RENTALS APARTMENTS & VILLAS for long term lets and a selection of quality holiday rentals all at reasonable monthly rates! (Special rates for winter lets). Mojácar, Turre and surrounding areas. COASTAL PROPERTIES - under the new management of Sam & Ivan. T: 950 475 235 - M: 637 759 664. E: Mojacar Playa. Furnished SPACE FOR RENT within office premises from 350pm. Contact Dany on 609 667 333. MOJÁCAR LONG TERM RENTALS We have a range of all types of properties for long term lets, in & around Mojácar. Currently we have good quality clients looking for top quality 2, 3 & 4 bedroom properties to rent on long term agreements. Don’t Delay, Call Today. Contact Patrick on: 950 478 383 or 662 060 056. E-mail: OFFICE PREMISES FOR SALE OR RENT at Pueblo Diana, Mojácar Playa. 56sqm, front & back office areas, kitchen & toilet. Tlf: 950 475 241 or 664 826 524. ANIMALS / PETS PET TRAVEL. Returning to UK or Spain? Why not fly back and we will bring your dog or cat over by van. Tlf: 600 707 607. E-mail: BATHROOMS VENTANAS y PUERTAS have a superb range of shower & bath screens, shower trays & cubicles at great prices. Tlf: 950 473 104. See advert on inside back cover. BUILDING SERVICES PR BUILDING SERVICES. All aspects of building, construction & carpentry. Landscaping, maintenance & swimming pools. Highest standard of workmanship. Fully legal, professional & reliable with over 15 years experience. References available. Call Richard on 608 673 681 or 662 422 170.



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


MOJÁCAR PLAYA. Why pay rent when you can buy a FRONTLINE LOCAL. Currently set up and licensed as a bar. Offers around 130,000€. Tlf: 950 475 452 or 666 299 714. CARE / DOMESTIC SERVICES HOME HELP. Cleaning & Household Chores. Mel Ray (Formerly of the Bakery, Mr UK/GBs supermarket). References available. Tlf: 617 232 494. IRONING & CLEANING. Trustworthy. Experienced. Tlf: 678 942 835. CHARITY SHOPS APSA CHARITY SHOP, Avenido Lepanto, opposite Rumores, Albox. Open MonSat: 10am - 2pm. Tlf: APSA helpline 663 762 642. PAWS. "Paws Corner" Multicentro, Mojacar, by Europa Veterinaria. Main Shop: 10.30am to 1.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Boutique: 10.30am to 1.30pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat. Contact 629 252 292 shop hours only. PUPPY RESCUE CHARITY SHOP, Calle Malaga, Albox. Open Mon-Sat: 10am 2pm. Market stalls at Albox Tuesday market and Sunday Boot Fair. New Puppy Rescue helpline 690 143 140. THE FUNDRAISER. TURRE main street, opposite Super Turre, next to Casa Jose butcher. VERA (Garrucha to Vera road, next to Dragon Chino, just before Guardia Civil). Opening times on shop doors. Tlf: 664 620 288. CHURCH SERVICES CHURCH OF ENGLAND - COSTA CALIDA AND COSTA ALMERIA. Assistant Priest: Canon Alan Bennett 950 956 152/ 678 022 986. Mojacar: Eucharist every Sunday at 11am in the church of St. Pascual, Aqua de Enmedio. Albox: In the Community Hall Aljambra. Eucharist last Thursday in month at 11am Evensong second Sunday in month at 18pm. Details: Church Wardens Eric Dore 950 615 105, Pam Carter 667947573 or visit ANTAS CHURCH in Jauro village (signposted from the Cajamar bank in Antas). Services of basic Christian Beliefs & Worship held on the 2nd & 4th Sundays each month at 11am, in the Community Room (Salon Social) attached to the village church. Further info. from Geraldine or Barrie on 662 169 691 or see our website at at LIVING WATER CHURCH MOJÁCAR located at the Red Cross roundabout opposite the Farmacia. Sunday service now at the new time of 4pm. For information phone Pastor David Hamilton 950 618 814 or visit our website

TURRE EVANGELICAL CHURCH. Edificio 13 Avenida de Almeria, Turre. Sunday service at 11am. Tlf: 950 956 171. Email: Website: ELECTRICAL SERVICES ANDREW MORRISON ELECTRICAL. Fully qualified and legal electrician. Boletines, Extra outlets, Re-wires, Upgrades, Solutions to tripping problems. ICP trips installed as required by Endesa. For immediate attention call 627 250 204. DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS. Repairs to washing machines, dishwashers, cookers, tumble dryers, electric water heaters. Over 30 years experience. Registered and fully legal. Call: Rod Bridges 687 261 280 or 950 473 035. ELECTRICIAN, 25 years experience. Full City & Guilds. Fully insured & legal. Neil Godwin. Tlf: 687 245 569.984. FINANCIAL & LEGAL SERVICES DANNIELLSFOX SL Accountancy, Investment, Mortgage Services (UK & Spain), QROPS Pension Release, Translations & Wills, Pensions, Inheritance Planning, Regulated Investments, Tax Registration. Local 89, Parque Comercial, Mojacar Tlf: 950 478 617. Fax: 950 475 029 E-mail: Spanish Tax Efficient Investment Products regulated by DGS License No J-2209 NRGCG LEGAL & FINANCIAL Official Legal Translations, Tax Registration & Non Residents Tax, QROPS Pension Release, UK & Spanish Wills, Inheritance in Spain, Residencia & NIE, UK Driving Licenses, Vehicle Matriculations. Local 92, Parque Comercial, Mojacar Tel/Fax: +34 950 472 057 Mob: +34 670 215 926 Email: Web: Regulated by DGSFP License No C0467X03115228Q FOR SALE BLACK ASH COCKTAIL UNIT, illuminated glass display over shelves and drawers, overall size 120x188x38, 125€. Tlf: 950 478 883. BLACK ASH DROP LEAF TABLE, 70x120 open, 38x120 closed and 4 dining chairs, 50€. Tlf: 950 478 883. BLACK ASH NEST OF 3 TABLES, 39x38x42, 20€. Three black ash bookcases, 63x24x91, 45€. Tlf: 950 478 883. BLACK WALL-MOUNTED 3-SHELF UNIT, 77x48x12, 10€. Tlf: 950 478 883. COMMERCIAL DEEP FAT FRYER. 2 well, 3 phase. 500€. Tlf: 670 613 795.

CORNER SHELVES - LIGHT OAK. Set of 3, 36x36cms, 15€. Set of 4, 35x35cms, 20€. Tlf: +44 7968 733917/ 950 478 883. DOUBLE SLIDING DOORS, second hand, bronze aluminium, single glazed, W:130cm x H:211cm. Good condition, but some concrete attached to sides. 50€.Tlf: 669 817 021. EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE, SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS, LOADED WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF MP3s. IDEAL FOR MUSIC LOVER, BAR ETC. E.MAIL FOR DETAILS ... FIVE BRONZE EXTERNAL LANTERN LIGHT FITTINGS, unused, boxed, 30€. Tlf: 950 478 883. GARDEN GATE, blue, metal, W:123cm x H:115. VGC. 80€ Tlf: 669 817 021. GENUINE NIAGARA CYCLO MASSAGE PAD. As new. Can help soothe joint pain, improve circulation, good for back, neck, shoulders, legs and feet. Long lead with hand control. 50€. Tlf: 950 529 225. HAND LUGGAGE TRAVEL BAG with wheels. As new. Regulation size. 35€. Tlf: 660 327 707. SKY SD RECEIVER boxed, unused. THOMSON model: dS14214R. Tlf: 655 337 055. 80€ ono. Wall mounted ELECTRIC PANEL HEATERS “Econo-Heat” 60x60. 230v, 425w. 2 new, boxed, 100€. 4 used, 150€. Tlf: 950 478 883. WHITE ALUMINIUM DOOR AND FRAME. 4 bars, 68x187. OFFERS. Tlf: +44 7968 733917/ 950 478 883. GENERAL SERVICES DGMG & CO SERVICES. Property rentals, management, cleaning & maintenance. Building, gardening, painting, etc. no job too small. Tlf: Dany 950 478 763 or 609 667 333. HEALTH & FITNESS AQUAEROBICS/AQUAZUMBA with Alison. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at Vera Beach Club, 10am. Tlf: 637 465 487 for info. OSTEOPATH – NATUROPATH Enrique Arias. Centro Cueva del Lobo, Mojacar playa. Tlf: 629 289 385. ZUMBA IN MOJACAR with Alison at Indigo Gym. Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am. New class on Thursdays 12 noon for beginners/new to exercise. Call 637 465 487 for more info. INSURANCE AXA - FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE AND INVESTMENT NEEDS contact Dany of AXA Insurance. Policies in English. English spoken. Competitive rates. 30% DISCOUNT OFF ALL NEW HOUSHOLD POLICIES - limited time only. E-mail: Tlf: 950 478 763 or 609 667 333. Mojacar Playa NRGCG INSURANCE Property, Motor, Travel, Pet, Life Insurance, Investments, Commercial, Community, Health, Funeral plans. Registered & Regulated in Spain by the DGS. Local 92, Parque Comercial, Mojacar Playa. Tlf: 950 472 057 / 607 478 408 Email: Web: Regulated by DGSFP License No C0467X03115228Q

SHELLY WHITE EXCLUSIVE INSURANCE AGENT Tlf: 669 075 541 We can offer the best products for your insurance needs covering Auto, Home, Life, Pet, Liability, Commercial, Community, Funeral and many more… I have 7 years insurance experience, please contact me for your free quotation. I work from Albox, Mojacar and Turre. Home visits by appointment. KITCHENS VENTANAS y PUERTAS. Offer a professional design and fitting service including tiling, electrics, plumbing & appliances. Displays in our Mojacar Playa showroom. Tlf: 950 473 104. See advert on inside back cover. LOCKSMITHS LOCKSMITH: Established 10 years. Fully legal. Also car locks. (24 hour emergency service.) Tlf: Lee or Dean 666 949 213. PLUMBING NO JOB TOO SMALL. No job too big. All work guaranteed. Over 20 years experience in Spain. Fully Legal. Tlf: 697 302 039. PROPERTY / LAND FOR SALE BUILDING LAND - Mojacar Playa. 3,000+ sqm. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey or Steve 619 363 832.

SECOND-HAND FURNITURE DE LIMA's QUALITY USED FURNITURE STORE on Mojácar Playa. Sell your unwanted items for instant cash. Best prices paid for house clearances. Call Jo: 600 344 565. SWIMMING POOLS

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REAL COVERS Swimming Pool Covers Plan Renove ... with every new pool cover we will pay you 50€ for your old one and take it away. Tlf: Dany: 950 478 763 or 609 667 333. Mojacar Playa TILING For all your floor and wall tiling requirements contact 950 473 104. TRANSPORT AND REMOVALS AIRPORT TRANSFERS/PICK UP. Private. Max 3/4 people. Tlf: 678 942 835. DE LIMA's REMOVALS & STORAGE. Local, National & International. Regular trips to the UK and Europe. Call Marc for a free estimate today. Tlf: 647 006 183. LARGE MERCEDES VAN. Regular trips between UK and Spain. Single items or housefuls. Tlf: (UK) 0121 355 0005. Mob: 07976 928053. (Spain) Mob: 699 819 213. LOCATION REMOVALS & STORAGE. Local & worldwide removals. Household & commercial. Cars, caravans, trailers. Short or long term containerised storage in fully alarmed and insured warehouse. Depots in Cambridgeshire and Antas. Family run business. Free estimates. Tlf: Spain 950 391 412. UK +44 1354 655911. TUITION & EDUCATION LEARN SPANISH THE INTERACTIVE WAY...AS SEEN ON TV...with your PC or Laptop. 26 languages available including English. Enquire on 651 062 124 or SPANISH SUMMER COURSES, small groups and one-to-one. For more information please call Victoria on 950 472 590, email: victoriaspanishteac or visit my website:

MOJACAR COMMUNITY LIBRARY Another delivery of new books has arrived at the library. Among them are new novels by Julian Clary, Jeffrey Archer, Joanne Harris, Robert Crais and Lionel Shriver. We also have David Walliams’ autobiography and the new book by local author Freda Lightfoot. A new book for our ‘Spain’ section is a debut novel by Mark Oldfield – The Sentinel. In 1953, Franco’s head of the secret police discovers that his web of lies is beginning to unravel; in 2009 a forensic investigator unearths a mass grave – secrets that refuse to die. The library founded in 1981 is entirely run by volunteers. The categories include general fiction, historical fiction, mystery and thrillers, spy, SF, autobiography and biography, and non-fiction. You can find us at the Multiusos centre, next to the café. Opening times are 11am - 1pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday Yearly subscription is 10€ (12€ under 60yrs.)

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John celebrates his 80th birthday at Gillee’s

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Jane, pictured here with Clive, is c­ elebrating her 60th birthday

Spanish Property Choice ­onated a prize of a meal for d two at the Lemon Lounge at a recent MACS c­ harity day. Lucky ­winner ­Rosemary ­Beechener is pictured above with ­Wendy of the rentals d ­ epartment.

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une 2013 will be “The month of the padron” in a campaign being ­coordinated by Jessica Simpson and Mojacar Positiva Se Mueve. The campaign – entitled, “Yes, you count!” – is aimed at increasing the ­numbers of people of all nationalities, who live in or own a property in Mojacar, ­registered on the padron and electoral roll. Residents’ registration lasts for five years, while non-residents need to renew every two years – so all people who sign up in June will be registered to vote in the next municipal election in May 2015. In addition to being able to vote in municipal elections, being registered on the padron brings financial benefits to the area, as the contribution to Mojacar’s budget from central government, the Junta de Andalucia and Diputacion is based in part on numbers registered. So more people ­registered will result in more money for the town. “As well as the right to vote you will receive many other benefits ­including discounts on local services. And the more people that vote in an ­election, the more democratic and representative the outcome will be,” said ­Jessica Simpson, leader of Mojacar Positiva Se Mueve, “This is not a political ­campaign, it’s simply to help people to realise their rights – all property owners or tenants are able to register. Being on the padron does not a­ ffect your tax or residential status either here or in another country where you may be resident. It also does not affect your right to vote in your own ­country’s national elections.” To register all you need to do is take your ID and escritura or rental ­contract to the town hall in Mojacar where an English speaker is always available to help. After completing the form to register on the padron, ensure that you also register to vote. Mojacar Positiva Se Mueve can help you if you need it. If you would like further information or advice contact: Jessica on 629 089 949 or email:

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Collectables & Pet supplies Individual items purchased or complete house clearances Avda. Almeria, Turre Tlf: 950 930 462 Mob: 666 281 316 Page 23

The changing faces of “Betty Swollocks” Mojácár’s only drag act who regularly p ­ erforms at Bar Med throughout the year.

An evening of classical music at Hostal Rural, Turre raised over 2000€ for PAWS. Mezzo Soprano, Sue Moretta started off the evening captivating the audience with her repertoire as she sang in English, Spanish and Italian. Pedro Clemente and Robin Wright took to the stage ­fusing their musical styles together and playing ­harmoniously as if they were one. They darted between soft and m ­ elodic to stormy and dramatic and one musician in the a­ udience described their performance as, “passionate with a ­sophisticated display of delicate classical wizardry.” Robin brought his Double Bass to the stage and they were joined by Pedro’s twin brother, who is part of their group, El Trio Compas , and the music became even more ­exciting. Plans are already being made to organise another similar event.

“And now for something completely different” was performed by the Indalo Players El Teatro, at The Kimrick. A crazy mixture of chat show/live music/ comedy, and if you were really u ­ nlucky, audience participation! Directed by Otfried Laux, this was a new venture and the start of a s­ eries. For details of upcoming events go to their f­acebook page Indalo Players - El Teatro, Mojacar. Page 24

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Speciality Gin Tonics Selection of Tapas & Cocktails! Grilled Meats ~ Salt Baked Fish ~ Shoulder of Lamb Suckling Pig roasted in our wood oven Sunday 9th June ~ MUSIC JAM from 1pm Tuesday 18th June ... Dinner & Film Night ‘Flight’ ... 7pm Friday 21st June ~ DRIFTWOOD from 9pm

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Tuesday & Thursday under town hall Bédar


Fun & Folics at Bar El Pinar photos by Julie Jones Peel

Ecocorp in the kitchen at El Cortijo

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Mama sings the Blues A night of booze, blues and BBQ promises to be another successful evening at the Hostal Rural in Turre on June 15th from 7.30pm. The event is organised for PAWS and will be starring the fantastic Mama Paula and her jazz band. Mama Paula will be supported by a few other local acts such as Mario Mariche & the Triple Trouble Blues Band, Rocio Starry and Headband. The night will finish with a jam session where all musicians will be welcome to join in. Mama Paula has played all over the world and in 1992 joined John Robinson formally of the country rock band Barbary Coast, to tour the West Indies. She has performed in front of Lady Diana and was invited to play at Lonnie Donnegan’s memorial concert alongside Joe Cocker, Mark Knopfler, Roger Daltrey and Van Morrison among others. Mama Paula, who now lives in Malaga, has had one of the leading Blues Bands along the Costa del Sol for the last ten years. The event will be attended by cars from the Classic Car Club and bikes from Harley D Bikers. Tickets for this event are 10€ from Hostal Rural and Bar Zambra in Turre, Tomas’ supermarket, Bish's laundrette, PAWS shop and Spectrum Radio in Mojacar or call 697 302 129. Food vouchers are available for the BBQ at 8€.

Life Beyond Your Lounge MONDAY Indigo Gym: Full Body Workout 11.30am & Pilates 1.15pm with Alison Miraflores: Aquaerobics 10am, Yoga with Ana 2pm Miraflores: Fun Quiz with John 8pm Vera Beach Club: Aquazumba with Alison 10am TUESDAY Beachcomber: (Every 2nd of month) Book, CD & DVD Sale, 11am Indigo Gym: Zumba with Alison 9.30am Kimrick: Ceroc with Tracey & Paul. Tlf: 687 251 799. Miraflores: Film Night 1€


PAWS - patas GENERAL ENQUIRIES 678 490 217 pawsenquiries @


Animal Charity Albox Tlf: 663 762 642

WEDNESDAY Bar Med: Quiz 9pm Indigo Gym: Step 11.30am with Alison Irish Rover: Kid’s art classes with Ian, 5-12 years, 3pm, 4€. Lemon Lounge: Quiz 9pm

DINO and BARNEY two brothers, the remaining of a large litter of black Spanish galgos. Lovely natured, fun-loving and sociable. Can be homed together or separately.

Millionaire: Fun Poker 8pm Miraflores: Aquaerobics 10am The Loft: Women on Wednesday 2pm Vera Beach Club: AquaZumba with Alison 10am THURSDAY

PURPLE Found wandering in Albox. He may have been abandoned or is he just lost? Do you know him? He is clean and affectionate.

El Naranjo: Quiz 8.30pm Indigo Gym: Zumba with Alison 9.30am & 12 noon Miraflores: Zumba Fitness 10am Miraflores: Art Class 11.30am FRIDAY El Gaucho: Live Flamenco Show

WILMA Abandoned hunting dog living in a cave with her litter of puppies, she was rescued when the roof fell in on them. Shy and afraid at first, Wilma has become a very nice and more confident dog. Mid-sized. ZARA found abandoned and living on the street. She needs an indoor home preferably with no other cats. Please contact Diane on 950 617 643 or Ruth on 637 817 982.

El Naranjo: Karaoke 8.30pm Hostal Rural: Flamenco Show

CANDY A beautiful podenca bitch, she has an old leg injury that would limit hard exercise. Likes fusses and cuddles. A little bossy with other dogs.



Found abandoned. Both will be small dogs. They are cute and gorgeous. Could you give one or both a home?

Bar Med: Live Entertainment (see boards) Beachcomber: FREE computer workshop 10am Miraflores: Evening Entertainment, call John 608 260 157 SUNDAY

GALILEO Quiet, gentle, likes to play with you and with toys. Walks well on lead. Gets along with male and female dogs. Very nice.


Vera Beach Club: Aquazumba with Alison 10am

Bar La Montaña: Live music, 1st & 3rd Sundays, lunchtime Big Fat Momma’s: Quiz 8.30pm Irish Rover: Fun Quiz 3pm La Parata: Live Entertainment, lunchtime 1pm-3pm Miraflores: Live Entertainment, lunchtime, call John 608 260 157

Themed Crossword

Cryptic Crossword ACROSS 1. Appearance of what sounds like a competitor (7) 5. Employed in serious education (4) 10. Sounds like a secret military rank (7) 11. Stories found in vital essays (5) 12. Lift more money? (5) 13. Uncle Arthur shows its ill-defined (7) 14. A profit once more (5) 16. Remains of fire in brash escapade (5) 21. Odd pace of scrambling creature with ten legs (7) 23. Apportion what sounds like a great deal (5) 24. Sudden fear in spa niche (5) 25. Erratic ruler, pre Rome (7) 26. The only part of a shoe (4) 27. See pace of reformed fugitive (7) DOWN 2. Sounds like wet weather ruling (7) 3. Picture found in Lima genuine (5) 4. Street looks like a meeting place (6) 6. Loves to find the answer for a change (5) 7. Arid region deters confusion (6) 8. Hope radio provides musical drama (5) 9. Adheres to tree branches (6) 15. Fairy performance is a hit (6) 17. General alteration to make bigger (7) 18. Changes apt ads (6) 19. Numerate reptiles (6) 20. Austere part of a ship (5) 22. Waterway discovered during pelican alert (5) 23. Most important Greek letter (5)

ACROSS 1. Small African antelope, Thompson's ___ (7) 4. Parasitic arachnids (5) 7. Bone forming part of a cage (3) 10. Simian (3) 11. Feline (3) 12. Freshwater fish, resembling catfish (5) 13. Sign of the zodiac aka The Ram (5) 14. Domestic breed of goat raised for its silky hair (6) 16. Deciduous horn of a member of the deer family (6) 20. Omnivorous mammal of Central America and South America (5) 21. Small plant-sucking insect (5) 23. Young goat (3) 24. Young bear (3) 25. Female swan (3) 26. Ophidian (5) 27. Tropical birds with short, hooked beaks (7) DOWN 1. Largest anthropoid ape (7) 2. Striped African equine (5) 3. Bloodsucking worm (5) 5. Talons (5) 6. Woolly ruminant (5) 8. Male red deer (4) 9. Pertaining to or characteristic of birds (5) 15. European freshwater food fish (5) 17. Small gnawing animals (7) 18. Long-snouted freshwater fish with lean flesh (4) 19. Web-footed, broad-billed swimming birds (5) 20. Venomous elapid snake of Africa and Asia (5) 21. Small terrestrial viper (5) 22. Massive thick-skinned animal of Africa, in short (5)

TRIVIA QUIZ courtesy of Bobby 1. Who was president of the USA when Elvis Presley was born? 2. Which came first - the light bulb, the pneumatic tyre, the petrol engine or xrays? 3. Who saw Cock Robin die with his little eye? 4. Which is the least populated US state? 5. If you are at home in Home and Away, in which town are you? 6. Which car company takes its name from the Latin for I Roll? 7. Which Bread character is regularly referred to as the tart? 8. How many digits are there in a visa card number? 9. Which are furthest north- Orkneys, Shetlands or Hebrides? 10. How many symphonies did Wagner write? 11. In which county is Sandringham?

12. Which puppet series featured a pet alien called Zoonie? 13. Who was the first mother to win the Wimbledon singles title? 14. How many sides has a rhombus? 15. Who played policewoman Pepper Anderson? 16. Does a sea lion have a mane? 17. Who is in charge of the Greendale post office? 18. What letter is to the right of the k on a standard qwerty typewriter? 19. Which sport held its 1972 world championship at Worthing in Sussex? 20. How many characters die in Hamlet - 8,18 or 80? 21. Which country is closest to you if you are Rounding the Horn? 22. Which Treasure Island character only has his right

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You Can Not Be Serious By The Other Half June; we are already half way through the year, and the longest day is hurtling inevitably towards us. We were discussing Midsummer’s Day, or the Summer Solstice, whichever you prefer to call it, when the Higher Authority quite unexpectedly asked me how I would spend my perfect Midsummer’s Day. It seemed such a whimsical question, and yet there is one thing that I would dearly love to do on that day, so I divulged my dream. ‘I would like’ I expounded, ‘to be at Stonehenge for the rising of the sun. I want to throw myself into that joyful, pagan, primeval celebration of Life with a capital L! I want to appreciate all that is earthly, to be close to the basic roots from which we all spring. I want to be one with Nature; to be part of the vast eternal plan, to be in touch with the ages past and to be a formative part of the ages to come - I want to glimpse the mystery of Life, travel the ley lines, be one with the Druids for a day.’ This uncharacteristically poetic outburst brought no reply from her. I looked round, and she was regarding me in a soft, wistful way. ‘What about you, my dear?’ I felt it only fair to ask. ‘I would like’ she answered quietly, with a faraway look in her eye, ‘to be at a performance of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Minack Theatre. I would like to experience the faerie world that exists only for that night.’ It stopped me dead. All those years living in the southwest of England, and I never knew. Resolve, tinged with a tiny bit of guilt for not having known, entered my soul. ‘We’ll do it!’ I said. ‘I’ll book tickets, and we’ll go.’ I became the male equivalent of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. ‘You shall go to the Theatre.’ ‘OK,’ she said. ‘But you stop off in Salisbury, and pay homage to the ancient gods, while I go on to Porthcurnow, and pay homage to our greatest playwright.’ Ah! Midsummer! There is something, some mystical magnetism about it that affects even the most hard-nosed of us, makes us yearn to escape into fantasy, and, for a few hours at least, believe in more than the mundane – even hardened old codgers like us!

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activities - associations clubs - societies - groups ANIMAL WELFARE APSA (Almanzora area) 663 762 642 PAWS-PATAS (Coast) General Enquiries 678 490 217 Puppy Rescue in Spain (Albox) 690 143 140 The Dog House Foundation (Huercal Overa) 626 766 073 CLUBS / SOCIETIES Albox Travel Club – NOT affiliated with the RBL even though profits from trips are donated to the Poppy Fund. Chairman, David Rham. Tlf: 699 125 937. Email: Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No (AUAN) Campaigning for legalisation of homes built without proper authority in the Almanzora Valley. Meets 11am on 3rd Sat of month in La Parilla, Albox.Tlf: 617 118 209 Albox Computer Club - a non-profit computer club to help members make better and safer use of computers. Meets Fridays at Bar Rumores at 10am. Illustrated talks (large screen and projector) and members clinic for ailing computers. Email: Web: Almanzora Group of Friends (Albox) Reg. No. 3501. Information Centre and Library. Open Tues, Thurs & Sat 10am1.30pm. Avda. Lepanto, Albox (next to Bar Rumores). Extensive English Library, DVDs and Talking Books. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month, 8pm, at Bar Rumores. Day trips, mini holidays and other social events. Contact: 634 343 147 during opening hours. Almería Link Solos Friendship Club Now meet Wednesday evenings at Hotel Continental, Mojácar Playa. 8pm for 8.30pm. Newcomers always made welcome. For info: Johnny 950 478 899 or Barbara 697 640 698. Arboleas Neighbourhood Wa tch. Keeping the residents of Arboleas informed of measures to help protect themselves and their property. Go to for more info. Betty’s Gardening Club. Meet 2nd Monday of the month, 11.30am, except during July and August, at Miraflores, Camping Los Gallardos. A friendly, sociable group who welcome visitors or anyone needing gardening information. Tlf: Betty 667 887 728. Book Club, Mojácar Playa. Would you like to join a new book club? Please contact Wendy on 697 444 697 or email: Bowling Clubs See opposite page. Cambridge 800 Weight Plan. Cambridge 800 is proven to be successful in helping people from all walks of life achieve and manage a healthy weight and lifestyle. Want to achieve your ideal weight? Contact Counsellor Ann Bridges on 660 681 166, no obligation, no joining fee. Clay Pigeon Shooting - Vera shooting ground. If you shoot Olympic trench and would like to meet other shooters call


Dickie 678 486 279. Club Taurino de Mojácar. A non-profit making club with no membership fees. Regular meetings and informal gettogethers. Enjoy trips by coach, train, car or on foot to interesting places & exciting events nearby & further afield. Contact Audrey or Mike 950 475 261 or visit Cueva del Lobo Riding Centre. Horse trail rides and lessons. Registered national dressage judge. Didi Arias 639 724 521. Dames in Huercal Overa. Meet 3rd Wednesday of month, 10.30am at the Tennis Club, Huercal Overa. Chairman Sue Cornwill 661 190 190. Dames In Spain. Meet 3rd Monday of month, 11am at The New Kimrick, Mojácar. Chairman Myra Holmes 950 475 491. Secretary Iris Hamilton 950 475 863. Dames In Turre. Meet last Monday of month, 11am at Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre. Guests always welcome. Secretary Pam Smith 950 475 418. President Lesley Barlow 950 478 633. Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International. Monthly Ladies and Men’s Breakfast Meetings. Tlf: David Templeman 950 168 349 or David Hamilton 950 618 814. E: Freemasons. Tlf: 950 460 380. Golf Clubs See opposite page. Indalo Players-El Teatro, Mojacar. Amateur theatre group, based in Mojacar. Are a mixed crowd of all ages, and perform regularly throughout the year comedy, drama, pantomime. Membership secretary 629 113 436 and president 670 629 042. Maiden’s Coffee Morning every Monday morning at Koi Café, 11am-1pm. Free membership. Ladies come along and join us, bring a friend or come alone, you will be made welcome by all the group. Mojácar Angling Club (M.A.C.) 950 473 099. Mojácar Bridge Club. Mondays and Wednesdays in Turre. Tlf: Les 950 437 100. Mojacar Community Library. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 11am - 1pm. Multipurpose Centre, Mojácar Fuente (lower level). Annual household membership 12€. Seniors 10€ and free for English-reading Spanish. Mojácar Cricket Club (M.C.C.) Sam 663 132 487/ Dave 950 617 606 Mojacar Sewing Circle. Meet at Bella Vista, Wednesday 10.30am. Tlf: Brenda 950 390 426 or Sylvia 950 472 967. Mojacar Taekwon-do Club. Classes available for all ages, both male and female, from 4 years and upwards; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Tlf: Serge 646 844 708. E-mail: The only GTF Club in Spain. Mojacar Walking Group. Register on or Tlf: 950 467 679. Schedules will be e-mailed to registered walkers, and only those registered are invited to walk. Pamela’s Line Dance Club. Tlf: 950 398 076. PIRdA - Refurbished Computers for Deserving Causes. A Registered Non-

Profit Association which refurbishes computers and other IT equipment for donation to local Associations, Charities and similar groups. For more info go to Royal British Legion in Spain - Albox Branch. Meet first and third Thursday of each month at Hotel Restaurante La Parrilla, Albox. Chairman, Peter Phillips, 693 483 392 or email Branch website: albox. Royal British Legion in Spain - Mojácar Branch. Meet 11am on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Artisan Centre, Mojácar. For all enquiries and welfare tlf: 634 368 349. Website: mojacar/news-events. The Luvvies Theatre Group - a nonprofit amateur dramatic company. Meet weekly on Wednesdays at Bar Rumores, Albox. All are welcome - on stage, behind the scenes, general help. We put on two to three major productions a year, and have other theatre related activities in between. Email: Web: Vera & District Lions Club, raising funds for those less fortunate in the local community, have moved to the Valle Del Este Golf Resort Hotel, meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm, in the Cabo de Gata Suite. New members always welcome. For all enquiries tel. Glyn Williams on 670 816 332 or Sandie Tinkham on 950 439 324. For enquiries regarding welfare please call 634 341 176. Vera Photo Club meet first Sunday of the month, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa. 10am12pm. Presentations in English by invited speakers, field trips, instruction, studio photography, monthly assignments and exhibitions of member’s photographs. Photographers of all levels are welcome. Tlf: Stan 687 361 440 or Sarah 670 003 717. Models always needed for Studio practice. Wednesday Lunch Group. We are a 60+ group who meet to enjoy lunch and a chat every Wednesday on Mojácar playa. Why not join us? Tlf: 667 303 788. ZUMBA, ZUMBA GOLD for beginners and the less able & ZUMBATOMIC for kids aged between 5 and 12. Classes in Turre, Los Gallardos, Arboleas & San Juan. Contact for timetable details: 950 462 215 or 697 861 071. SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous - Mojacar Area Meetings, Tuesday & Friday, 6pm, at the Artisan Centre, Mojacar Fuente. Contact 629 108 272/ Almeria Angels - Care & Support Services. Mojacar Playa. Tel: 902 026 468. Email: Web: Carers Support Group Mojacar. Non profit making group of volunteers meet every Thursday, Turre Evangelical Church, 11am-2pm. Offering support and respite for carers and dependants. Lunch is available. Transport can be arranged. Tlf: Fanny Davies 677 683 385 or 950 472 822. E-mail: Mojácar Area Cancer Support Group (MACS) Helpline: (0034) 634 656 555. General Enquiries: (0034) 634 328 334. E-mail: Ostomist Support for Expats. Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Joyce 950 137 109.

Dates for your Diary JUNE 7,8,9: Moors and Christians Fiesta. A detailed programme is available from the Tourist Office or go to 10: Betty’s Gardening Club meeting and Annual BBQ at Miraflores, Camping Los Gallardos, 11.30am. Tlf: Betty 667 887 728. 13 & 27: RBL Albox and Zurgena Bowling at Amigos, 12.30pm. Shoe hire, 2 games and lunch, 11€. Contact Steven Mold, 14: Live music Quiz in aid of PAWS at Beachcomber, Mojacar Playa with J&J Music. See Sea View column on page 4 for info on taking part in the new Mojacar CD. 16: Father’s Day (UK) 17: Dames in Spain Beach Lunch at Neo Beach Club, Mojácar Playa. Tickets 14€. Members and guests welcome. Contact: Irene 950 529 399. 21: Summer Solstice (Summer begins) 23: Country Fair in aid of PAWS at Hostal Rural, Turre. Live music from Janne Simone. Stall holders contact 697 302 129. 23: RBL Albox. Car Boot Sale from 10am to 2pm at Piedra Amarilla, Albox. All proceeds to The RBL and MACS. Stalls 5€, contact any MACS outlet or Bob Cowan 608 049 490 or email BBQ at 6pm, followed by A Summers Evening of Musical Memories’ at 7.30pm in the Amphitheatre (Voices of Almanzora, Independent Theatre Group, Jill of J&J Music, Sweet Charity, and more). Tickets 10€, contacts as above. 24: La Noche de San Juan. Celebrations will take place on the beaches of Mojacar, Garrucha, Aguilas, Villaricos, Cabo de Gata and San Juan de los Terreros. 26: Iron Art, El Real Antas, Charity Fayre, 10am-2pm. Stall holders contact 637 259 033. 29: FGBMFI Ladies and Gentlemen’s Breakfast Meeting, Torre Bahia Restaurant, Mojacar Playa, 10am. Booking is needed for catering purposes, so please contact: David Templeman on 950 168 349, Mobile: 661 140 481 or 29: Pool Party in aid of MACS. (See Sea View column on page 5 for info.) 29: Cabrera Fiesta. JULY 4: RBL Albox: Bi-annual Bazaar 10.30am at La Parrilla Hotel & Restaurant, Albox. Stalls 5€. Contact Bob Cowan 608 049 490 or 6: MACS 6th Anniversary Party, Hostal Rural, Turre. Tickets available from all MACS shops or call Julie on 697 462 746. Coach pick ups and accommodation available.

Mojacar Local Buses

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

23:25 Last bus: from Parque Comercial 23:35 Last bus: from Village - goes to Marina de la Torre 23:45 Service is less frequent 14:25 to 16:25 NO service 16:25 to 18:25 Dec & Jan * From 8th July to 30th August buses will run until 01:25. ** From 15th July to 29th August buses will run until until 06:25.

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Place Team Points 1st Molinico 71 2nd Bar Moya 68 3rd Julios 61 4th Esencial 54 5th Alvaron 52 6th Cave Bar 51 7th Pub D’ara 50 8th El Pinar 46 9th Gondi 40 10th Blue Parrot 38 11th Cafe Royal 35 12th Pot Black 31 13th Auto Corner 19 END OF SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS Best Singles Player ... Bar Julios (Turre) Best Doubles Team ... Pub D’ara (Los Gallardos) So near, yet so far ... Bar Moya, of Vera was second in all three events! The full results can be seen at

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

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


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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 Phoenix Golf Society: Jim Budd: 950 162 727 website: Media Golf Society: Carol or Trevor: Tlf: 950 461 077 or 671 971 410 Stoney’s Sports Bar Golf Society: Turre: Tlf: 671 896 391 Valle del Este Golf Society: Alan Townsend: Tlf: 690 090 982 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 please call, 657 982 878 or email


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

112 Health Emergencies

061 Guardia Civil

062 Local Police


950 888 111 - 24hr Water Legal (Emergencies) Galasa ................................. 902 355 575 Gestagua (Albox) ...... 950 120 649

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

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

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

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

BARS with FREE WIFI Mojácar Playa unless specified

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

Los Gallardos

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

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

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

Trivia Quiz Answers 1. Franklin D Roosevelt 2 .Lightbulb 3. Fly 4. Alaska 5. Summer Bay 6. Volvo 7. Lilo Lill 8. Sixteen 9. Shetlands 10. One 11. Norfolk 12. Fireball xl5 13. Evonne Cawley 14. Four 15. Angie Dickinson 16. Yes 17. Mrs Goggins 18. L 19. Bowls 20. 8 21. Chile 22. Long John Silver 23. Seven 24. Four


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AXA Insurance ....................................................... FC Artizan Kitchens & Bathrooms .......................... 3 Bar Esencial ............................................................... 22 Bar Med ............................................................................. 5 Bar Restaurante Monika ........................... 8 Bar Terraza .................................................................. 7 Big Fat Momma’s .............................................. 22 Bluwater Web Design ................................. IB Camping Los Gallardos ......................... 17 Casa Benedict (Property Rentals) ............. IF Cerrajeria Jara (Metalwork) ................... 11 Chiropody & Beauty (Kim White) .... 13 Coastal Properties ............................................. 3 Construction (Mat Murray) ............................. 25 Cool-Air Vehicle Air-con ......................... 10,11 Costa Coches .......................................................... 10 Crash Repairs (Auto Finishing) ................ 10 Crazy Cow Café .................................................. 6 Crown Rent-a-car ............................................ 10 D.Match Digital Services ...................... BC De Lima’s Removals & Used Furniture .. 21 Dental Clinic (Mojácar) ........................... BC Donna’s Boutique .................................................. 5 Ecocorp Solar Energy ............................................... 3 El Bocata ........................................................................... 9 El Cano Transportes y Áridos ............................ 3 El Cortijo ........................................................................ 25 El Gaucho Argentinian Grill/Pizzeria ........... FC El Naranjo ....................................................................... 4 El Paso Hostal-Restaurant ................................ 25 El Patio ................................................................................. 7 Emerald Isle Irish Bar ........................................... 8 English Butcher .......................................................... 5 English Move (Removals) ............................... 21 Etticut Hair & Beauty Salon .................................... 9 Extreme Adventure ........................................ 29 Fany Bar Café .......................................................... 6 Ferretería Mojácar ........................................... 3 First Call Computer Solutions ......... 21 Fitness For All ......................................................... 25 Gecko Legal Services ............................... FC Get Fit, Stay Fit with Alison ..................... 13 Gillee’s Bar ............................................................... 22 Gill’s English Bedlinen & Fashions ................... 4 GSF Communications .................................. 15 Harmony Therapies ......................................... 13 Hostal Rural/Tio Tomas .......................... FC Ibex Insurance ....................................................... 11 FC: Front Cover

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Irish Rover ....................................................... 18/19 Iron Art ............................................................................. 23 Kuki’s Cafe Pub ...................................................... 4 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ........................ 23 La Bodeguita .......................................................... 23 La Mirage Hair & Beauty ................................ 12 La Montaña ............................................................... 25 La Parata ......................................................................... 9 Lemon Lounge ........................................................ 11 Location Removals/Storage/Auctions ..... 21 Locksmith (Lee/Dean) ........................................... FC Los Amigos .................................................................. 23 Macenas Golf Resort ................................. 29 Millionaire ................................................................... 23 Miraflores .................................................................... 17 Mojácar Homes .......................................... 3/15 Mojácar Long Term Rentals ............. BC Neil Godwin - Electrician ......................... 3 NCH Dental Care ............................................ FC Occasions Cards & Gifts ....................................... 7 Painting/Maintenance .............................. FC Pampered Hair & Beauty Salon ................. 13 PC Playa ....................................................................... 23 Posada del Candil Hostal/Restaurant . 9 Price Brown Property Agents ...................... 15 Ralf Motors Levante SL ........................... 10 Real Covers (for Pools) ........................................ 7 Remax Estate Agents ............................................ 15 Rod Bridges (Appliance Repairs) ................. 3 Selecciones (Furniture/Sportwear) .......... 23 Solo Sat Sat TV & AC Systems ....................... 23 Sol Shaders (Awnings/Blinds) ........................ 7 Spanish Property Choice .......................... 3 Spectrum FM Radio .......................................... 3 Super Corner English Supermarket ...... BC The Blue Lagoon .................................................... 7 The Fundraiser (Charity Shop) .................. BC The Property Shop ............................................. 3 The Treasure Trove ........................................ 23 Torre Bahia Restaurante ........................... 7 Tyre King ...................................................................... 10 Tuxedo Limousine ................................................. 3 UniCraft (Furniture Restoration) ..................... 3 Upholstery ....................................................................... 5 Ventanas Y Puertas ......................................... IB Victoria Insurance Services ................ 21 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ............................... FC

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GIANT HOME RIVALRY TAKES PLACE - quietly … By Ric Polansky

Ponce de Leon, famed Spanish conquistador searched America’s ­Florida for the ­“fountain of youth”. He need not have bothered if the game of ­futbol had been invented then. He need only to have tossed a ball amongst his brave soldiers and allow them to relive and r­ ekindle those past youthful glories. So it was one Wednesday afternoon on ­Mojacar’s prestigious and ­pristine artificial turf football pitch that the two veteran teams were allowed to face each other off in a spectacular and free flowing game attended, ­unfortunately, by just a handful of fans. This team I have become familiar with, ­wherein my son plays, I know from the ­wonderful ­Sunday post game drinking bouts I often ­attend. They play on a sand lot field ­studded with rocks, dirt and plenty of sand (hence the nominative name). The “sand lot boys” are typical in fact of ­Mojacar and its many tongues. Some nine ­different n­ ationalities compose the team, American, Rumanian, Spanish, L­ithuanian, ­ ­ Ecuadorian, German, a few ­Ingleses all run by a canny Scot known locally as Scottish Graeme. He has that magic store full of varied ­paraphernalia, ­located next to the famed Los Arcos bar, full of ­curiosities that you will never need unless you walk in and then you’ll be the proud owner soon of something. Graeme and English Graham make the m ­ ulti-varied tongues work, get along and have fun. Not just fair play, but their educational skills bring on the younger members to a higher level and a better quality of game. ­Everyone ­participates, the ages vary from 16 to 50 plus, but quite often older and younger, show up for a Sunday morning game. They have a

r­affle that has been won by a ten year old eight times. ­Fortunately, to avoid on field “wedgies” he is smart enough to buy a round or two of drinks with his substantial and frequent ­winnings ­before he blows it all on Lego pieces. When the two sides met on that ­Wednesday ­afternoon the spirit of the game ebbed and flowed and was two all at half time. The heavy breathing mandating from both benches ­reminded me of the old Paddington ­station trains huffing and puffing. Wounded and ­limping warriors took to the grass for the 2nd half and right away the local Spanish scored twice more. Both goals could have been off side, but it was too close to call. Just like their particular favoured multi-millionaire stars these combatants too were knocked down, wailed, cried to the Virgin Mary, got a squirt of “magic spray” and bounded to their feet rejuvenated and cured. Cowboy Kenny made some impossible saves in goal. Barracking came from the stands “Grandpa, you gotta run faster” … “Ref, didn’t you see it? He pulled my hair” was shouted, but the rebuke came back instantly, “you ain’t got no hair fool.” Both sides laughed and raced up the pitch again. The quality of play was at a high standard but the ­fitness of the Sand Boys weakened in the exhaustive pace. A 6-3 ­victory for the ­Spanish town side was recorded. A f­inish that was ­enjoyed by all with lots of pleasant camaraderie as they shook hands and made plans to meet later for drinks and tapas. This special event merits another meeting with a packed house of spectators. Interested in getting fit and then becoming unfit Sunday’s at Big Fat ­Momma’s bar near Juan the Butcher? Call Joby Polansky on 607 088 139.

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