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It’s free to a good home! The W orld Cup 2010 World Spain 1 : 0 Holland

August 2010

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From the Editor


elcome to August and congratulations to Spain on winning the world cup. And though I’m not really a football fan even I was cheering silently. My sigh of relief however, with the end of the endless football coverage was quickly sucked back in again when I learned that the start of the Premiership was not far away. Movieland, here I come! So, what’s in store for this issue? Sol-aero are back, Moonstone are re-energising your mind, body and soul with crystal therapy and Alkemí holistic centre explains how they can make you feel better in five minutes with their advanced reflexology treatments. There’s also Petter’s petty pennings, the Navigator and Movieland to catch up with. Then, when you’ve

read all that, you can while away the hot afternoons by testing your knowledge with my summer themed quiz. As always, thanks to everyone who has sent items and photos for inclusion and special thanks to Ian and Petter for fulfilling my photographic missions and for capturing the impromptu photographs along the way. And last but not least, August’s gemstone is Peridot and the flower is Gladiolus. Until next month Tracey

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A RIDDLE This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching! Answer:

The letter e, which is the most common letter used in the English language, does not appear even once in the paragraph.


Inconsequential Quickies and Coastal Chit-Chat.

♣ To

all golf societies in the Almeria area … are you interested in meeting new golfers with a diversity of handicaps for some competitive golf? The league will be starting its 5th season in October and new members would be welcomed. The format is teams of ten playing 4 ball better ball on a home and away basis with most courses giving favourable discounts for league matches. If you are interested or require any further information contact Les Raufer on 950 619 273 or 634 641 199 or email And if you enjoy singing … “The Harmony Singers” based in Cucador/ Zurgena (not Los Gallardos as was printed last month, sorry!) are looking for men and women to join their new singing group. Their next show will be in late autumn with rehearsals starting in September. Telephone 950 069 610 or 664 095 564 to enrol.

♣New members are also wanted to

join the Indalo Players. If you are interested join them for lunch at the Kimrick on Monday 13th September at 12.30pm. Contact Val C. on 677 827 741.

♣Club Taurino are organising a

last minute 3 day/2 night trip to Córdoba staying in the luxury four star Hotel Conquistador situated in the town centre, close to all the historical monuments. An air conditioned luxury coach will leave Mojácar on Tuesday 17th August at 8am and return at 9pm on Thursday 19th August. Price is 125€ per person. Passengers are advised to effect insurance as no refunds will be given for “no shows”. For further details contact Audrey or Mike on 950 475 261.

♣On a sensitive note anyone who

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Iron Art, El Real Industrial Estate, Antas have just had a new consignment of their ever popular artificial flowers. Also new ranges of acrylic/ plastic glasses from 6€ per set and bone china mugs from 5€. And if you’re looking to beat the hot summer nights and sleep under the stars how about one of their hammocks with mossie nets. See their ad on page 27 for more info and their August opening hours.

♣Stock levels in GB Stores are

now back to normal and set to remain so. Not only have they got all their usual brand names back in but also a new range of toiletries, pet foods and household items and all at very competitive prices. There is also a range of greeting cards and incidental celebratory paraphernalia and English fiction and non-fiction books at discount prices.

Well, whilst us expats take advantage of the Mediterranean diet the Spanish have gotten the taste for Fish & Chips. Zak’s in Garrucha said that the majority of his customers in the last few weeks have been Spanish. Rather apt as this year is the 150th anniversary of the marriage of Fish & Chips. Its humble beginnings are not really known but we do know that the French invented chips or “chipped pommes de terre a la mode”, and in 1839 Charles Dickens referred to a “fried fish warehouse” in Oliver Twist. The great British fish and chip trade grew out of these existing small businesses which sold fish and chips separately in the streets and alleys of London and some of Britain’s industrial towns in the 1850s. Both Lancashire and London stake a claim to the origin of this famous meal. Chips were the staple fare of the industrial north whilst fried fish was introduced in London’s East.

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complex, is now serving breakfasts from 9 in the morning and lunches until 4pm. Handy to know if you’re intending to get to the post office early to beat the rush. Sean Grew one of Mojácar’s resident musicians will be hosting a charity event on Saturday 14th August at the Irish Rover in aid of children with Downs Syndrome. Entertainers and Irish Dancers will be performing free for this worthy cause and a special guest from Ireland is expected. The evening starts at 7pm, tickets are 5€ each and available from the bar. Sean has already hosted three similar events in the UK which proved a great success. The proceeds will go to Downs Syndrome children in Vera and to Downs International –

Closed Tuesday

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Long Term Rentals can deliver a delicious paella with ingredient combinations of your choice. 'Not a lot of people know this' but Patrick trained and worked as a chef and spent much of his mis-spent youth managing a chain of pubs and restaurants for a major UK brewing company. See his advert in the classified section under catering. (I’ve known Patrick for quite a few years, I didn’t know that either! Ed) And finally, finally … I have just had it confirmed. A new Rastro is starting on Saturdays at the Indalo Centre (farmacia/post office complex) from 9am until 2pm. Telephone Diane on 690 844 345 for more information.

Ruby, in yellow, was 12 on the 8th July. Happy belated birthday wishes to a special girl from Mum & Dad. (And from me too - 8th July is also my birthday - Ed)

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(left) Griff - Apparently it was a very good year! (below) Pam, celebrating her birthday with husband Eric at the Beachcomber.

OUR NORMAL EXTENSIVE A LA CARTE MENU IS ALSO AVAILABLE Every 2nd NEW Summer 3 course Tuesday Menu of the Day 10€ of the month Traditional Sunday 11am - 1pm Roast Lunch 3 courses 11€ BOOK, CD & or main course only 8€ DVD SALE Full Wine List in aid of Alstrays/PAWS Cat Charity Take-away FREE WIFI Available

Freya (which means “Norse Goddess”) is on holiday with mum, dad, nana and granddad, all from Bolton. “Beachcomber Pacha” however, wasn’t sure of her beautiful admirer and certainly didn’t want to be held. PAGE 6

Trase Shayne Holmes and Russell Keith Parsons held a blessing attended by 31 guests on Thursday 15th July. Only Trase’s mother Hilary and step father Don (on the right) were local. Everybody else came out from England for the occasion. The blessing was performed by Shelley, a UK registered registrar of marriages, and a personal friend of Trase, who also happened to be the lady who officiated at the wedding of Trase’s mother, Hilary, to Don.

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David Escott (second from the left, in the long dark wig!) together with a few other alcoholically altered locals as he celebrated his 65th birthday in style with a pretty wild party round the pool at his house. David, by the way, is the man who collects stamps for The Dogs Trust. He is himself a keen philatelist and has created many machines, to his own designs, for checking and testing rare stamps.

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The Monday quiz night in Bar Med is proving very popular as you can see from the above photo. It starts at 9.30pm. FUN QUIZ NIGHTS The Lemon Lounge hosts their fun quiz every Wednesday at 9pm. Make a night of it and enjoy their bargain “2 for 22€” meal in the Ramo del Limon before the quiz.




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montador eres tú para ser usado en mi gorra que esperar a mis talones. Now, I just ain’t Spanish enough to know if that is a perfect translation but I would think twice about shouting it at the natives especially if they were big or armed. I waved my white flag at this point. After all, who is the Navigator to take on the might of Google. I decided I had tested the device, not beyond its means but certainly way beyond mine. It is a good website and I would go as far to say it is an essential one. Go and try it. When I am not dueling with Google I sometimes like to relax over a few glasses of Rioja and a game of chess but finding an opponent with a grasp of the game that is inferior to mine has always proved difficult. I’m not competitive but I do like at least a glimpse of victory now and again. I decided to broaden my search for an opponent that I might be able to beat.

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Advert Zone-2 <- 0.5 kms -> which you may remember is a mahussive compendium of all of Big Willie’s nasty retorts and snappy comebacks. I started copying and pasting some of the more complex of big bad Willie’s ferocious one-liners into Google’s machine and it chewed them up and spat them back at me in what seemed to me, perfect Spanish. At the very least it was Spanish of a standard adequate to insult people in a sixteenth century play write kind of way, which to me is a higher standard than anyone I’ve ever met. Google was winning. Here is an example of the state of play at this point in our skirmishing; I typed in this Shakespearean insult; Thou whoreson mandrake, thou art fitter to be worn in my cap than to wait at my heels. Google backhanded this ... Tú mandrágora hijo de puta, Lua Beachbar

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he other day a geezer I know told me about a splendid feature that Google have added to their burgeoning range of essential tools. You can find it at: It is a very simple translating device and you work it by simply selecting the languages you would like to transpose (there are dozens to choose from) and then typing the word you want translated into the little text box. After this a click of your mouse will tell you what you need to know. even has a sound feature so you can hear the word being pronounced. This tool is an absolute must for anyone wishing to learn Spanish to the point where they can actually integrate into Spanish society and not just stop learning at the point where the waiter understands that you want a

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“lager and red wine paw vafor”. Anyone that’s ever worked with these types of translating websites before will know that they regularly chuck a big fat greasy spanner into your work and you have to be very thorough in checking what you have done. I decided to perform a stress test on Google’s new feature and I started by trying out some complicated sentences. It coped admirably so I took things up a notch and fed it some of William Blake’s verse; Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be; For the gentle wind does move, silently, invisibly. This is what Google sent back ... No tratan de hablar de amor, de amor que nunca le dijo puede ser por igual que el viento sopla silencio invisible Now, I’m no expert but that seems to be a pretty good interpretation to me. I was impressed. Impressed but riled. I wanted to beat the machine. I rolled up my sleeves, tilted my hat to a jaunty angle, puffed up my chest and I dug out a website I wrote about some months ago.

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possible courses of action your enemy might make. It also affords you time to notice the short falls in the game. I mean why do all those pawns run off and slaughter other pawns while the Kings and Queens lounge around doing nothing? I sometimes wonder why the pawns don’t unite, maybe talk a couple of rooks into joining up and make the whole board a republic in less than a dozen moves. If Philippe starts to look as though he may beat me I will suggest a truce and an instant peasant revolt, the French love them. At last I found a game I might not lose. Don’t forget to tell us about anything good you find out there on the www. You can do so at Bye El Navegador.

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Road to La Paratá Gaviota complex

Thomas Supermarket

I found a really good and easy to use website that not only provides the opportunity to play chess on line but hundreds of other board games too. is the addy of the thing and it is free and very easy to use. I don’t know if my quest for victory has proved fruitful yet but I am currently half way through a game with a fella called Philippe who lives in Tours, France. You have a lot of options on this site and if you are interested at all I think it better you go and explore it than I try to explain it all now. One feature I really liked is that you can play in “real time” or submit moves on a daily or tri-daily basis. This feature means that you are informed by email (with a link) that it is your turn to move. This breathing space between moves gives you time to really study the board and plan ahead whilst anticipating, with any luck, all the


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We speak English, Español & Deutsch TUESDAY HAPPY HOURS!

Bingo at 3.30pm with Shaun Peters Great prizes - Free snack for all players All drinks at special prices ‘til 8pm Pints 2€, Tinto 1€, etc

Moe’s Bar

We serve Breakfasts, Baguettes, Sandwiches, Open from 10am Jacket Potatoes, Snacks Closed Monday and probably the best Burgers in Mojácar! Tlf: 600 279 273 Paseo Mediterráneo 443, Mojácar Playa (near Hotel Continental)

Terry (front left) celebrating his 65th birthday on Tango Night at La Cabaña with Andy, Mandie, Louise, Matt & Faye. Terry apparently is an ex-footballer and son opposite, is a footballer.

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Live Entertainment from 9.30pm Every Wednesday & alternate Saturdays ... Sean Grew Sunday 8th, Sunday 15th & Saturday 28th August Karaoke & Disco Night

with DJ Steve King

c perform Belen & Tupa iday night at Tango every Fr tinian Grill en La Cabaña Arg playa. on Mojácar


Premiership Football & GAA games

shown on big screens During matches ... Pint Amstel 2€, Half 1€

Sundays ... see boards

Come and enjoy the craic and an old Irish welcome!

Mojacar Playa (near La Hacienda)

Snacks available Private Parties catered for

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Tourist Office

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Camping El Cantal

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La Hacienda, the Argentinian steak house opposite Tito’s on Mojácar playa, features a “Flamenco Dinner Show” every Thursday evening.

A shot of San Juan by Jackie Miles Kirby


Traditional Fish & Chips

Pies, Burgers, Sausages

Southern Fried Chicken

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& Karaoke rtainment Large selection of Live Ente ht Sandwiches & Snacks every nig available all day

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All GAA Games

shown outside & inside on big screens

The 1st to the 11th of July this year saw the first “De Tapas por Mojácar” organised by ‘acem’ Mojácar Business Association. A total of 23 bars took part.


Mojácar Playa (next to Eatz Diner)


Here are the winners ... TAPA HABITUAL: Flor de Lis by Crème de la Crème Delicatessen.

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Stunning New Look Restaurant

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Reservations Tlf: 950 475 198 or find us on facebook

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Hostal Playa Sol

Mejor Camarera: Bárbara Bootello of La Peseta. Hotel Rancho del Mar

Tourist Office

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Hostal Rincon de Diego

TAPA ESPECIAL: Solomillo de Cerdo con Salsa a la Cata by Mesón Bar La Cata.

Air conditioned, non-smoking restaurant



Dear Members We have been running Harmony Gym now for nearly eight years. In that time we have seen literally thousands of people through our doors. Training, getting and keeping fit, having massages and treatments and generally, in most cases, feeling better for it. Mojácar is a wonderful place and we would like to think that somehow Harmony Gym has added something to it. We have had countless open days, fun runs, bike rides, visits from Father Christmas, even a wedding. It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to sell Harmony Gym, soon to be renamed Indigo Gym as we have new and different things we wish to pursue. However, we would like to announce that Grant and Claire will be taking over the reigns. They have great plans and enthusiasm for this place and we wish them all the best. I will still be running all my therapies and training courses from there so you know where to find me. Also concentrating on my teaching. I will be available on the same number 950 475 403, just ensure you ask for your appointment with Jackie, or you can call me directly on 634 331 798. Thanks to everyone of you for your great support over the years. We will still both be around, along with our daughters Lily and Ruby, and would like to wish everyone well. Thanks to everyone that has ever worked for us or come through our doors for whatever reason.

Keep on keeping on! Jackie & Jegs

Miles Messenger


Until next time, Chocks away! And congratulations to Mihae Mihaescu on attaining his licence! For more information see our main advert opposite or call 609 685 132 / 661 985 358 (Chris / Jan)

Moragon M1 (plane), new pilot Mihae Mihaescu (right), and me (without flying suit!)

Rio de Aguas bridge

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Hotel La Mata

Hotel Playa Rio Abajo

Hostal Rincon de Diego

In the UK last month, I got to fly a piece of history. A 1942 Miles Messenger. After a brilliant landing, if I say so myself, I found myself surrounded by fellow airmen admiring the aircraft. There I was, amongst my peers, but feeling familiar pangs of discomfort and inferiority! These guys were dressed in full flying suits, airline pilot outfits, one even had a ‘Captain X’ badge on his shirt! They scratched their inflated heads wondering what the oik in jeans was doing flying the Messenger and destroying their even more inflated image! ‘Learning to fly old chap?’ enquired Captain X. ‘Actually I instruct’ I replied. Oh no! Suddenly the oik had credentials! Then I added ‘on Microlights’. Sighs of relief! Suddenly their contempt was justified, I was one of those microlighters, not a ‘real’ pilot! The usual comments followed ‘how does it feel flying a proper aircraft?’ or ‘they don’t make them like that anymore!’ So how did it feel? Well, bloody easy actually! The Messenger is so heavy that it isn’t really affected by wind shear and thermals, leave about 20% power on and it lands itself! Unlike my M1, which needs constant pilot input. The Messenger has 2 seats, like my M1. It cruises at about 80Kts, like my M1. It needs a 500m takeoff roll, my M1 needs 200. It burns 40lts per hour, my M1 sips 15. And in an emergency! My M1 glides like an eagle, the Messenger glides like Ann Widdicombe!! It was nice to fly a piece of nostalgia but I’m glad that they don’t make them like that anymore! I see this snobbery all the time in aviation. These guys all fly club

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... by Chris Pickles Sol-aero Flyers

Cessnas, so why the pretensions, and why such loathing of the Microlight? I’ll tell you why! During the war, the RAF came up with a training syllabus that produced competent pilots quickly. Men with a handful of hours were thrown into combat situations and rightly became heroes, but this should surely be for their bravery under fire and not simply for being pilots? Nonetheless, the pilot’s godlike image persisted, but is being eroded as aviation becomes cheaper and more accessible. Due, almost entirely, to the microlight. People are realizing that flying is no more difficult than driving, they see behind the flightsuit, the flyer is losing his hero status, and he doesn’t like it! Microlighters have blown his cover! The RAF syllabus remains virtually unchanged, used by general aviation and microlighting alike, it is ‘flying by numbers’ and it works. But it has flaws. Any deviation from ‘the numbers’ is discouraged, as is flair, originality, and FUN!! The microlight world tries to inject these ingredients into flight training. We have learned from General aviation, maybe it is time they learned from us? The Spanish Air Force send their cadets to train for their microlight licence. They realize its value. What if the RAF did the same? The playing field would be level, and we could stop fighting amongst ourselves. Wouldn’t that be good! Today’s micropilot is tomorrow’s airline pilot, fighter pilot, and, sadly, the hero who may give his life in defence of his country.

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Have that smile you have always dreamed of with Harmony Hand’s Teeth Whitening.

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TAI JI CLASSES in your area Run by an Instructor with 9 years experience Contact Steve for more details on: 950 472 345 or 637 480 176 E-mail: Monday: Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas: 15.00 - 16.15 Monday: Mojacar Playa (opposite Rusty Nail) :18.00 - 19.15 Tuesday: Neptuno Beach Club, Mojacar: 10.30 - 11.45 Wednesday: The Piano Bar, Turre: 09.30 - 10.45

Crystal Therapy for re-en

energies correspond with each chakra. The vibrations and frequencies of each crystal resonate with the chakra creating balance and peace throughout the mind and body. The recipient will subconsciously take what they need from the crystals and from the healing.

Mobile treatments also available. Call 661 985 358 for details.

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pies Treatments & Thera


Janet now offers all her treatments in her new room in El Pinar, between Los Gallardos & Bedar.

Castillo of Jesus Navareno (18th century)

it is clear that the full potential of crystals has still not been fully explored. This unique and deeply relaxing, calming treatment, includes massage of the back, shoulders, neck and facial area using wonderful heated specially selected crystal palm stones such as Hematite, Jasper, Carnelian, Tigers Eye, Jade, Rose Quartz and Amethyst. Just imagine beautiful, smooth polished crystal stones gliding over your back, neck, shoulders & face like silk caressing your skin while the natural energies of the crystals create inner peace and balance in your mind and body. A full facial treatment can be included using a facemask and skin products to suit your skin type. Whilst the facemask is on the selected crystals are positioned on and around the body to heal and balance your whole being, leaving you to meditate in a state of calm and total relaxation. Reiki healing can also be added in at this stage to increase and amplify the healing effect producing a state of deep relaxation. Each crystal has different energy vibrations and properties to heal, relieve stress and tension and rebalance the body’s energy field (Aura) and energy centres (Chakras) to help maintain the natural balance of the body and the flow of energy. Our Chakras and our energy field, which surrounds our body, affect our whole body and our health. They have been recognised for thousands of years as being essential to our well-being. It has been found that if these have any weaknesses or are out of balance it can manifest as physical or emotional health problems. The selected crystal colours and Repsol fuel station

Garrigues/ Walker house (future casino)

Summer is well underway and in this heat we have no choice but to do a bit more relaxing and chilling out. What better way to do it than to treat yourself (or even let someone else treat you!) to a wondrous relaxing and re-energising ‘Crystal Healing massage and facial’. Crystal Therapy is the ultimate treatment and uses a holistic approach combining Crystal and Reiki healing, Chakra (energy centre) balancing, along with Massage and a full Facial Treatment – a treatment mask can also be included. This treatment brings the benefits of Crystals and essential oils together in harmony to enhance their balancing and relaxing effects further. It is a great treatment for men too and if preferred the facial treatment can be omitted allowing more time for the massage and healing aspects of the treatment. Crystals have been used throughout history, they link all civilizations across space and time, the first reference of healing comes from the Egyptians and centuries later the metallic content of minerals was claimed to have curative powers. A more scientific explanation for crystal healing was demanded, vibrations from the inner structure of the crystals connected with vibrations sent out by the human mind were investigated through rigorous studies and this was felt to be the nature of the interaction between crystals and ourselves. It’s also worth remembering that silicon chips and quartz (crystal) are used today in computers and many other hi-tech electrical items and


Mojácar Playa

for Health & Wellbeing

by Janet Lees Moonstone Therapies, El Pinar & Indigo Gym Tlf: 661 985 358


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MOJACAR OFFICE Tlf: 950 478976 Fax: 950 475233 Mobile: 686 929861


686 929864

Rentals from Almería airport through this office

The most comprehensive range in the area



687 075 262

ENGINE S E R VICE S 950 137 850

NOT ‘JUST ANOTHER GARAGE’ Complete In-House Engine Repairs / Reconditioning

∗ Servicing & repairs (all makes) ∗ Cars, Vans, Trucks wanted for Cash

1.5 km up the Albox road from the motorway (Near km 87)

(with or without MOT/ITV English or Spanish)

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4 Wheel drive sales and dismantlers Second hand 4 x 4 spares available Valeting services Car paint & repair service available

Vehicle Air-Conditioning Re-Fill / Re-Chill MOBILE SERVICE:

Don't wait for your air-con to pack up! Get it serviced now & save yourself A100s

Fully Qualified Engineer

Diagnostics : Repairs : Re-gas

RICHARD: 690 756 196 Mojácar, Garrucha, Vera, & surrounding areas

CAR BAZAAR Vehicles offered for sale at under 2,000€ are free otherwise it is 1€ per 5 words or part thereof, 2€ per 5 words for entries in bold text. If applicable, cash with order, please. Adverts can be dropped off at: The Lemon Lounge (Mojacar Playa) Total Entertainment (Mojacar Playa) Connexions (Turre) El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) Total Entertainment (Albox) Mo’s Bar & Bistro (Alfoquía) or Contact ‘The Advertiser’ on 657 982 878 Please re-submit your entry if you wish it to be repeated. MOTORCYCLES MOTORBIKE CSR, 4-stroke Air Cooled, 124.0cc, CVF/KW: 145/5,6. 850A. Tlf: 617 182 154. ORIGINAL BMW MOTOR BIKE JACKET. Hardly worn. Medium size. 120A. Tlf: 617 182 154. MOTOR VEHICLES 2000 RENAULT LAGUNA 2.0, auto, petrol, LHD, Spanish reg. Full ITV/ Tax. 1,950A. Tlf: 667 313 975.

VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING AUTO FRIO. Repairs & Servicing. Temperature checks. Leak detection. Fast & professional service. Mobile callout service - FREE callout on regassing. Covering Almanzora Valley to the coast. Tlf: 950 104 488. Mobile: 600 827 517. E-mail: COOL - AIR. Re-Fill/Re-Chill. Repairs, Diagnostics, Re-gas. Fully qualified engineer. Mobile service. Mojácar & surrounding areas. Tlf: Richard 690 756 196. VEHICLE VALETING SERVICE JONES MOBILE VEHICLE VALETING. “Autoglym” products used. No need for mains water or electricity. Tlf: 661 571 939.

PEUGEOT 206 HDi Van. Light front end damage. 95% of parts to help repair. 600A ovno. Tlf: 690 756 196.




FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER. 8 years old. Hateful little b*****d. Bites! FREE PUPPIES. 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbour's dog. FREE PUPPIES. Mother, a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father, Super Dog … able to leap tall fences in a single bound.

HONDA ACCORD ‘04 2.2i CDTI EXEC 42,500km, Sat nav, Cruise control, CD/Radio 6 Disk changer, Full leather interior & heated seats, Electric windows, sunroof & mirrors, Parking sensors

REDUCED TO 11,995€ Tel: 950 472 947 or 670 084 436

FOUND DIRTY WHITE DOG. Looks like a rat. Been out a while. Better be a big reward.

COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED. Also 1 gay bull for sale. JOINING NUDIST COLONY! Must sell washer and dryer £100. WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE Worn once by mistake. and the best one ... FOR SALE BY OWNER. Complete set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 45 volumes. Excellent condition. £200 or best offer. No longer needed. Got married last month. Wife knows everything.

A RIDDLE A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be? Answer ... The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.



RENAULT ESPACE. 7 Seater. Turbo diesel. Taxed, tested & serviced. Brilliant runner. English plates, RHD. CD player, electric windows. 1,595A ono. Tlf: 676 943 139.

Bar Restaurant

For reservations tlf: 950 478 186



10€ for 3 courses

Holistic Center

Expert British Hair Team

SU ND A Y B B Q 1pm - 3pm 10€

La Paratá 1.5 Km

Reflexology  Hopi Ear Candles  Indian Head Massage  Reiki  New Age Products

ilable Starters & Desserts ava


Your Health - Our Passion

Closed Sunday evening and all day Monday WiFi

Stables - Km 23.4 Mojácar Sea-front

Holistics by Diana Dudás m.f.h.t. m.i.c.h.t.

Reflexology (hands or feet) 60 minutes - 35€ includes 15 minute consultation and FREE Bodytox Foot Patch (offer ends 31st August)

New Summer Hours Tues to Fri 11am - 7pm  Sat 10am - 2pm  Mon Closed


Calle Nunez de Balboa, L-11, Vera Playa 04620, Almeria

alkemí hair


Horst, Marina & The Team welcome you to the New Look TRUFIBAR


Open Every Day Monday to Friday 10am - 11pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 11pm Deutsch - Español - English

Breakfasts, Tapas, Snacks & Full Menu Pool Table Sky Sports - Large Screen Dart Board coming soon

“Your health is my passion”


“Feel better in five minutes” Advanced Reflexology Treatments for chronic and acute health problems. When reflexology is mentioned people tend to think only of the feet. Often they do not realise that the hands can be as important and have as many reflexes. It is a shame that reflexologists spend little time learning about Hand Reflexology during their training. The same reflexes on the feet can be located on the hands, although there are anatomical differences in shape and size. The hands are not as physically sensitive as the feet, although they are much more accessible, but the reflexes do have the same energetic response as the feet. What is Synergistic Reflexology? Synergistic reflexology turns up the power of the bodies own healing by simultaneously working two corresponding reflexes – one on the hand and one on the foot. The impact of working two identical reflexes at the same time produces a much more effective result than working on the two reflexes separately. The word “Synergy” means the increased effect achieved by having two factors working in co-operation. The aim of working two reflexes together synergistically is to help channel extra healing energy towards a particular organ, limb or gland. Vertical Reflexology Treatment VRT works well on its own as a brief four or five minute treatment, but ideally it should be incorporated into the start and the finish of a conventional session. VRT is now considered by many reflexologists to be an essential additional skill, and an advanced reflexologist will be able to incorporate it into their general treatments. Five

by Diana Dudás m.f.h.t. m.i.c.h.t.

minutes of VRT before or after a treatment is all that is needed to achieve positive results. VRT for chronic and acute problems Chronic illnesses The word “chronic” can describe an illness that is possibly fatal, but can also be applied to a long term degenerative illness such as arthritis. Asthma sufferers have a chronic illness even if they manage it well with medication. So “chronic” can refer to a spectrum of complaints such as catarrh or sinusitis – in fact any illness that does not go away. If someone has had a health problem for a long time it will not usually respond immediately to medication or complementary therapies. And a series of treatments may be needed. Acute problems The term “acute” can refer to a common cold, a twisted ankle or an upset stomach due to over indulgence – in fact any complaint that comes on suddenly and is not expected to last any length of time. In acute cases, such as a cold or even childbirth (which is of course a condition rather than an illness), it is very effective to give VRT at least twice a day to stimulate the immune system to heal and balance the body. This self-help technique can be used up to five times a day for a minute or two with great success. A competent VRT reflexologist will be able to teach you this simple technique and help you to feel better in just five minutes. If you have any health questions or concerns call 950 132 342 or you can e-mail PAGE 15

(left) Sean Grew, on the guitar, and Tommy McCarthy entertaining following the display of Irish dancing and before the karaoke. The Irish Rover dancers “Celtic Fire” perform every night, during which visitors are often invited up on to the stage. Irish dancing lessons are now being held on Saturday mornings at 12 noon. Tlf: 950 473 155 to book. The Blues Brothers, below, sing live every Wednesday.

Sinaloa Congratulations to Steve and Sue on the arrival of their new grandson, Nico

Palomares residents Joan and John celebrating Joan’s birthday PAGE 16

It’s not compulsory to Hula Hoop at Sinaloa after dinner but, it is fun!


5th Anniversary Party Night with Mel Jay & out of re-hab ... “Betty Swollocks” Mel Jay, above, has a little help from the audience.

“Betty” will be performing every Friday Night throughout August

“Spain’s Got Talent” raises 1,736.15€ for Macs Cancer Support Group Anne & Dennis Blandford opened up their home in Pulpí to put on this fantastic event. Special thanks to them and the tremendous effort that goes into organising an event on this scale and all for charity. We also thank all the people who attended and helped to make this event truly special. So many people helped to put this event on. Judges: Andy, alias “Simon Cowell”, Wendy, alias “Wendy Holden” and Margaret, alias “Margaret Walsh”. Elaine, Steve, Bev, Rob, Ron, Fran, Teresa & Pip, Chris, Linda, Mike, Vivien, June, Roger, Caitlin and Pauline. So many people there is not enough room to list them all. The acts were outstanding and included the Full Monty, Flanagan & Allen, Carmen Miranda, Line Dancing, Stavros Flatley, The Golden Girls, Bill & Ben & Little Weed, Rita & Royston, Trix, Jean, Louise, Tony, Sandra, Jane’s Mum’s Rap, and the winner, Dennis, who sang beautifully. They totally entertained and kept us laughing the whole night. Dennis, the winner, very kindly re-donated his prize money to MACS. The tombola prizes helped raise over 400€ and our thanks to all who donated prizes. The money raised for MACS helps us offer people affected by cancer to feel less alone and can improve their ability to deal with the uncertainties and challenges that cancer brings, it also enables our charity to purchase much needed equipment for sufferers of cancer. Thank you very much for all your help. PAGE 18








Re f: 1 013 - 209,950€ Ref: 10 2 Bedr oom P enthouse, M oja car Bedroom Penthouse, Moja ojacar Conta err Contacct: Mr Mr.. A P Perr erryy 600 225 929

Re f: 1 00 1-1 13,500€ Ref: 100 001 11 2 Bedr oom Apar tment , M oja car Bedroom Apartment Moja ojacar Conta 532 457 424 Contacct: Jeane Jeanettte 0044 7 7532 457424

Ref: 1028 - 395,000€ - Burjulu 3 Bed, 3 Bath Villa on 2,500 m2 P lot 2,500m Plot Contact: Bob Milby 950 069 315

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Re f: 1 017 - 1 95,000€ - Arbolea Ref: 10 195,000€ Arboleass oom V illa on 2,000m2 plo Bedroom Villa plott 2 Bedr Conta endy Co x 64 7 203 353 Contacct: W Wendy Cox 647

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Your property could be here next month. Just think, no agents fees! See website for more details - NEW PROPERTIES ALWAYS WANTED

Tel: 950 473 102


Valley V iew ♦Do you have a guest arriving

who may need a wheelchair or is someone in your family having temporary problems getting around? The APSA charity shop in Albox has a modern, easily portable wheelchair for hire at reasonable rates. For information please call in to the shop or ring 950 064 150 or 637 923 263. They can help with your mobility and you can help the many animals in their care!

♦ They

also have a sturdy, collapsible, large travel cot for hire at only €10 a week (€15 deposit). Same telephone numbers as above - remember all the money goes to charity. They are very grateful to the families who donated these items. Puppy Rescue need to borrow dog travel cages for a period of one week in late August for transporting dogs to Holland. If you can help please give your name and telephone number to one of their volunteers in the Puppy Rescue shop or phone Diane on 664 768 958.

♦Each month, APSA, the animal charity in Albox, runs a draw for a buffet meal for two at Syedpur Indian Restaurant, also in Albox. The draw raises much needed cash for the many dogs in their care and for the neutering programme.




Tickets are just €2 and can be bought at the APSA shop, Rumores Bar Restaurant or from volunteers in your area. Ring 950 437 080 for details. By helping the charity you could win yourself a free meal!

♦If you enjoy singing … “The

Harmony Singers” based in Cucador/Zurgena (not Los Gallardos as was printed last month in the Sea View Column, sorry!) are looking for men and women to join their new singing group. Their next show will be in late autumn with rehearsals starting in September. Telephone 950 069 610 or 664 095 564 to enrol.

♦Pamela’s Line Dance Club have changes to their venues. See box ad opposite for full details.

♦And finally, on a sensitive note anyone who has suffered hair loss through chemotherapy or some other reason Julian of Hair Design, Mojácar Playa now has the agency for some truly state of the art wigs. Made from mono-fibre so they only need washing, some have a ‘memory cap’ which moulds itself to the shape of your head. They come in a variety of lengths, colours and styles - the shorter ones really sitting into the nape of the neck and the average price is about 85 sterling pounds. Telephone 950 475 452 or 666 299 714 for further information.

Coffee mornings, meetings and major functions are held at La Parilla Restaurant, Albox. Monthly meetings, third Thursday of every month, at 11.00hrs. Everyone is welcome, ex service or not. For details of our many other activities visit our website: or contact our Chairman Chris Pearce on 630 562 618.

PAMELA’S LINE DANCE CLUB Telephone Pamela: 950 398 076 All Lessons & Events 3€ Monday: EVENING LATINO'S, LA ALFOQUíA - 7.45pm 'til 10.30pm R NOTICE D UNTIL FURTHE ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS &SE BEGINNERS CLO NEW MONDAY EVENING THE PIANO BAR, TURRE (Air Conditioned) - 7.15pm 'til 10.30pm ALL LEVELS Wednesday: AFTERNOON LATINO'S, LA ALFOQUíA - 2.30pm ‘til you drop! IMPROVERS & INTERMEDIATES To include nibbles, cakes & biscuits Saturday: AFTERNOON THE PIANO BAR, TURRE (Air Conditioned) 2pm - 3pm ............. New Beginners, Lessons, etc. 3pm - 5pm ............. Full Beginners, Improvers, Intermediates 5pm - 7pm ............. Intermediates, Advanced Bookstall and Coin Collection for Pancreatic Cancer and free magazine swap always present at all lessons and events!

PUPPY RESCUE in SPAIN Calle Málaga, Albox, 04800 Tel: 667 623 254

RINTY. DOB 20/11/08. Vaccinated & Neutered. Rinty was found in the campo being used as a football by some teenagers. After having spent most of his early life in kennels, he went to a foster home. Although he seemed to settle he is still frightened of his fosterer’s teenage sons and spends most of the day under the bed where he feels safe, which is not good. Now 3 months on things have not improved, we need to get him into another home without teenagers, where he can live a normal life. We don’t want to send him back to the kennels. If you can give Rinty a permanent or foster home please phone Diane on 664 768 958 or e-mail: If you can give any of our dogs a good foster or permanent home please ring 667 623 254 PAGE 20

(above) Charlotte (Charlie) Claridge in the stocks with Andy Miller assisting. On Saturday 10th July 2010 The Mediaeval Party held at The Palms in Urcal, Huercal Overa, helped raise 391€ for MACS Cancer Support Charity. Hosts Eileen and Tony Borrows organised this event as a result of a request last year from a friend known locally as J.J. Unfortunately J.J. died in a road traffic accident in December 2009. Eileen & Tony as a result of the discussion they had with J.J. decided to hold this event to raise money in his memory. A fun evening was had by all. The Fred & Cath Whalley. money raised came from entrance Fred, a carpenter, made the fees, a tombola, play your cards stocks for this event. right and the use of a set of wooden stocks where volunteers were held and pelted with wet sponges. Donations for the tombola were also given by the Pepper Tree Restaurant in Huercal Overa and other generous employees of the Palms Restaurant.

Reservations - 950 473 058

Fresh, Fabulous Food & Fantastic Views since 2003

DINNER FOR 2 22€ per couple!! (just 11€ per person!) Reservations Recommended


3 COURSE LUNCH Monday - Friday 9.95€ COMPLIMENTARY Tinto de Verano throughout the Summer COME & ENJOY!!

ALSO FULL INTERNATIONAL A LA CARTE MENU and PROBABLY the most deliciously, devine desserts in the World!! Daytime Snacks, Drinks, Coffee, Cocktails & Cake on our Pavement Patio with Stunning Mountain Views LUNCH: MONDAY - FRIDAY from 12.00pm & DINNER: EVERYNIGHT from 7.00pm Parque Comercial, Mojacar. 2nd floor (above the main square with the bank) LIFT & Ramp Access We Welcome Children, Vegetarians, Diabetics, Gluten Free Diets and Allergies

Dave Threlfall’s Surprise 60th Birthday Party at Hostal La Parata

Dave with wife Carol and sons Simon & Ryan who flew over from England for the party Dave with granddaughter Mia

Special thanks to Juana for making the evening so special and for the fantastic Paella

Bar La Montana Hippie Night

It was a very good evening with everyone joining in and resurrecting the mood and spirit of the 70s. People who are normally quiet and shy went quite mad with their outfits, dancing and outrageous behaviour! The food was delicious, the beer and wine flowed, and the phrase "Peace on you" was heard more and more frequently as the night progressed! Four people shared the prize for best-dressed dancer, but only one was awarded the much sought after certificate. A wonderful night, and with coach transport to Montaña and back, not a single mishap with regard to getting home. Do it again, soon!!!.


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Mojacar ................................ Lemon Lounge Total Entertainment Los Gallardos ...................... El Naranjo Turre .................................... Connexions Albox ................................... Total Entertainment Alfoquia ............................... Mo’s Bar & Bistro Forms and envelopes are also available at these places. ACCOMMODATION / RENTALS AAA+ ALL LONG TERM RENTALS REDUCED! Mojácar, Turre and Los Gallardos. COASTAL PROPERTIES. Tlf: 950 475 235 or email: LONG TERM LETS: From 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom properties. For more information please telephone 950 165 571 or 600 227 460 or visit web: 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 3 or 4 bedroom, furnished & unfurnished properties. Contact Patrick on 950 478 383 or 662 060 056, alternatively email: MOJACAR PLAYA - THREE BED SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE near Ferreteria Lopez. Short term lets of up to 3 to 4 month durations. Air-con, Sat TV, 3 terraces, communal pool. Very private. Tlf: 00 353 87 2050922. Email: SPACE FOR RENT (furnished) within office premises on Mojácar Playa. For more info, contact Dany on 609 667 333. WANTED: Three and four bedroom properties for long term rental, both furnished and unfurnished. Please telephone 950 165 571 or 600 227 460

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FUNKY MONKEYS Bi-lingual preschool. Childcare & recreational activities for kids living in the area or on holiday. Mon - Fri: 3, 6 or 9 hour sessions. KIDS’ CINEMA every Friday from 8pm. KIDS’ CLUB Saturday 11am-2pm. BOOK NOW FOR THE SUMMER SCHOOL. PLACES LIMITED. Tlf:697 264 179 or visit their website

APSA CHARITY SHOP, Calle Ancha, Albox. Open Mon-Sat: 10am - 2pm. (over the bridge in Albox, turn left at Santander Bank, shop is 100yds on right)

ACOUSTIC GUITAR. Hand-made. 500A ono. Tlf: 600 809 293.

FUNKY MONKEYS. For upcoming events, new activities and special offers please join our Facebook group, Funky Monkeys Mojacar. BATHROOMS VENTANAS y PUERTAS have a superb range of shower screens at special discounted prices. Tlf: 950 473 104. BUILDING SERVICES AMD GENERAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Mini digger, skip hire, tipper truck rental. Gravel, sand, top soil & materials delivered. Excavations, pools, ponds pozos. FIRE BREAKS. Free, no obligation quotes. Tlf: Paul: 600 809 293. E-mail: EMERALD CONSTRUCTION for all your building requirements. Tiling our speciality. Tlf: 649 212 707. PR BUILDING SERVICES for all aspects of building, construction & maintenance at standards far superior to most. 15 years experience. Hassle free professional service. Fully Legal. Call Richard 608 673 681. BUSINESSES FOR SALE or RENT LARGE BAR RESTUARANT FOR SALE, Garrucha/Vera. Prime location. 400 sqm. Fully equipped, recently refurbished. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey 649 214 397. SHOP FIXTURES AND FITTINGS for clothes shop including rails, etc. 2,000A ono. Tlf: 691 821 235. CATERING SERVICES ¿BIT OF A DO? WE BRING IT TO YOU. Outside Catering Specialist. 20 years experience. International cuisine. A one stop shop for everything. Outside bars, entertainment, staffing and marquees can also be arranged if required. Weddings, parties, functions. Call 673 262 705 for more information and details of our menus. PAELLA 2 GO. Beach or house party? Need a tasty treat delivered with no fuss? Look no further. Call P2Go 664 507 925.

PAWS CHARITY SHOP, Mojácar Playa (Nr. Banco BSCH) is open Tues to Sat, 10.30am - 1.30pm. PUPPY RESCUE CHARITY SHOP, Albox (between Knights Insurance and Cutting Edge). Open Mon -Sat: 10 am4pm. THE FUNDRAISER. Turre (main street, next to Windows & Doors Direct). Open Mon - Fri, 10am - 6.30pm and most Saturdays. Tlf: 664 620 288. NEW SHOP NOW OPEN IN VERA opposite Supermarket MAXI Dia%. CHURCH SERVICES ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY. Church of England. Priest Canon Hugh Broad. 950 478 432. Mojacar: Eucharist: 11am every Sunday in the church of St Pascual, Aqua de Enmedio, 4 kms past Hotel Indalo towards Carboneras. Albox: Eucharist: 11am last Thursday of month in the Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong: 2nd Sunday in month at 6pm (4pm in winter) in the Community Hall Aljambra. Details: Church Wardens: Alan Smith 950 478 066, John Salmons 950 472 112. Web-site:

ADIDAS F50 FOOTBALL BOOTS. 3 boxes studs, metal, rubber, plastic. Size 6, worn twice. 30A. Tlf: 662 939 551. CHILD CAR SEAT. GRACO make, suitable for child 3 - 12 years weighing between 15 - 36 kg and standing between 95cm - 150 cm high. Back is detachable leaving a booster seat with arms, drinks holder opens out from side of seat. 35A ono. Tlf: 950 456 469. COMPUTER SYSTEM complete with monitor, keyboard, scanner, HP colour printer. All in very good condition plus many programs.130A. Tlf: 950 461 500. ELECTRIC HOB. Balay, 4 burner, as new. Cost 425A, bargain at 100A . Tlf: 950 439 214. FULL SERIES OF PACIFIC as shown on Sky 1. All 10 episodes. 35A. Tlf: 651 062 124. FULL SERIES OF SPARTACUS BLOOD & SAND. All 13 episodes. 40A. Tlf: 651 062 124. GARAGE DOOR. 3.40m x 2.40m high. Brand new. Never been fitted. 350A. Tlf: 649 212 707. GARDEN SHREDDER/CHIPPER, easy to feed and handle 45A. Tlf: 950 529 225.

TURRE EVANGELICAL CHURCH. Edificio 13 Avenida de Almeria, Turre. English speaking non-denominational church. Sunday service at 11am. All are most welcome. Mums & Toddlers, bible study, social activities and more. Tlf: 950 472 349 / 95061 7549 / 950 592 988 / 686 833 444.

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KARAOKE – vast selection including Spanish. Give me your requirements for CDG discs or Plug & Play external hard drive for laptop presentation. Playback programs also available. Tlf: 651 062 124. E-mail:

ELECTRICIAN, 25 years experience. Full City & Guilds. Fully insured & legal. Neil Godwin. Tlf: 687 245 569. FINANCIAL & LEGAL SERVICES DanniellsFox Sl. Accountancy, Investment, Mortgage Services (UK & Spain), Mortgage Protection, NIE & Residencias, Translations & Wills, Vehicle Matriculations, Pensions, Inheritance Planning, Regulated Investments, Tax Registration. Local 89, Parque Comercial, Mojacar. Tlf: 950 478 617. Fax: 950 475 029. Email: HERITANCE WILLS – ENGLISH WILLS, Power of Attorney, Property Trusts, Children Trusts, Inheritance Tax Planning. Tlf: 660 887 723.

HILL BILLY GOLF TROLLEY plus battery and charger. 150A . Tlf: 950 475 863. INFLATABLE MILITARY BOAT with paddles. 60A. Tlf: 617 182 154.

KITCHEN CABINET. 0.37 x 0.60 x 0.68. 20A. Tlf: 679 329 314. KITE BUGGY. 150A and HIGH PERFORMANCE KITES. Various prices. Tlf: 617 182 154. LEAP PAD LEARNING SYSTEM with 8 games: Leaps Friends from A – Z up to age 5. Pooh Gets Stuck ages 5 – 7. Monsters Inc, Arthur Makes the Team, The Amazing Spiderman, Leap and the Lost Dinosaur ages 6 – 8. Amazing Mammals, Brain Twisters ages 8 – 10. All contained in black laptop style bag. 35A ono. Tlf: 950 456 469.

Classified Ads LG DVD RECORDER. 85A. Tlf: 637 853 984. PHILLIPS MIDI STACK SYSTEM. Silver and gunmetal colour, Dolby surround sound, 3 speakers plus remote control. Plays cassettes & cds. Shuffle facility not working but otherwise excellent condition. 45A ono. Tlf: 950 456 469. PLAY STATION 2 with 6 games. 70A. Tlf: 600 809 293. PORTABLE AIR CON UNIT. 70A . Tlf: 600 809 293. PRESS IRON. 70A. Tlf: 617 182 154. SAMSUNG LCD TV. Literally brand new. 19”, HD ready. 150A.Tlf: 687 633 888. SHOP FIXTURES AND FITTINGS for clothes shop including rails, etc. 2,000A ono. Tlf: 691 821 235. SKY + HD BOX. Brand new, in box. All leads and instructions. 325A. Tlf: 690 756 196. SOFA - BIG 2 seater. Very comfy, bordeaux red with beige stripes. 180A ono. Tlf: 637 853 984. THREE PAIRS BALLET SHOES. Pink satin with soft sole, brand new still in wrapping. Size 6½ UK. 6A per pair or 15A for the 3. TWO NEW LEOTARDS. Black, small sleeve, brand new, still in wrapping. Size10/12. 6A each or 10A for the 2. Tlf: 950 456 469. TWO BED BASES. 1.60m x 2m – New. 50A (value 100A) and 1.40m x1.90m – 20A. Tlf: 679 329 314. TWO MINI DISC PLAYERS/RECORDERS, TEAC & SONY. Both excellent condition. 60A each. Tlf: 651 062 124. WAKEBOARD for water skiing. Brand new, never been used. Cost £220. Sell 120A ono. Tlf: 687 226 419. WHITE ALUMINIUM DOOR 1,25m x 2,13m and WHITE ALUMINIUM WINDOW 1,20m x 1,20m. 100A. Tlf: 617 182 154. GARDENING SERVICES COMPLETE GARDENING SERVICES. Land clearance, fire breaks, landscaping, tree & garden planting, garden maintenance. Materials delivered. Tlf: Paul: 600 809 293. E-mail: GENERAL SERVICES DOMESTIC APPLIANCE ENGINEER. Repairs to washing machines, dishwashers, cookers, tumble dryers, electric water heaters. Over 30 years experience. Registered and fully legal. Call: Rod Bridges 687 261 280 or 950 473 035. “TREE FELLA” CHAINSAW SERVICES. Wood cutting, fire wood delivered & cut, tree felling. Tlf: Paul: 600 809 293. E-mail: almeriaminidiggers@msn.comcom

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IN MEMORIAM 11/3/63 – 29/7/04 To Diane with Love If Roses grow in Heaven, Lord, please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my Daughter’s arms and tell her they're from me. Tell her, I love her and I miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Remembering her is easy, I do it every day, but there's an ache within my heart that will never go away. Love Mum xxxxx INSURANCE AXA - FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE AND INVESTMENT NEEDS contact Dany of AXA Insurance. Policies in English. English spoken. Competitive rates. Tlf: 950 478 763 or 609 667 333. E-mail: KITCHENS VENTANAS y PUERTAS now offer a professional design and fitting service. See display in our Mojacar Playa showroom. Tlf: 950 473 104. LOCKSMITHS LOCKSMITH - LEE: Established 10 years. Fully legal. Also car locks. (24 hour emergency service.) Tlf: 666 949 213. MIND AND SPIRIT CARD READINGS for the year ahead by internationally acclaimed psychic medium, Rosanne. 30A. Tlf: 666 958 383. “Hearing is Believing” - Tony Christie. MOBILITY MOBILITY MATTERS. Special products for special needs. (See our main advert opposite). Items for sale or hire. Call into our shop and check out our REDUCED PRICES for mobility equipment and scooters. Parque Comercial, Mojacar. Tlf: 950 615 432. CHILD & BABY EQUIPMENT ALSO FOR HIRE PERSONAL HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY GARETH Lots of love to a smashing son from Mum, Dad and the furry gang for 8th August. BEHAVE!!!! or else I'll set the tortoises loose on you. PLUMBING NO JOB TOO SMALL. No job too big. All work guaranteed. 20 years experience in Spain. Fully Legal. Mojácar area. Tlf: 697 302 039. PROPERTY / LAND FOR SALE Building Land - Mojacar Playa. 3,000+ sqm. Electricity & water contracted to be installed. Suitable for apartments or other multi-residential applications. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey 649 214 397.

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The pitter patter of petty pennings

Well done Spain. It can now claim the football world crown for the next four years. My wife's parting shot on the subject, bearing in mind the performance of the US military, was her surprise that the USA team never managed to score even one own goal! On the subject of "footie", who needs tinnitus? You can get an even better buzz with massed vuvuzelas! Used car prices have always been a bit of a mystery to me. Once a car is ten years old, it is well out of any guarantees. It qualifies for any scrappage schemes available and is obviously not as reliable, shiny and smooth running as when it was new. So I would expect a seven year old car to be worth, at most, a third of its new price - and more probably a quarter. Indeed, I do often see three year old cars that cost 16 to 17 thousand when new, being offered for sale at 9 thousand. So why the anomalies? What is it that justifies a car, with only 3 years of life left before it qualifies theoretically for the scrap heap, to merit a substantial 5 figure asking price? I'm obviously missing something! Talking of prices, remember the shop in Tabernas called "Pens and Things"? It stocked a huge selection of curtains at only 5 euros a pair and we bought a great many for our son when he moved into his new home in Banstead last year. Because our daughter is soon moving house we thought, at that price, we could also get her some curtains so that her family would have instant window coverings until they got round to deciding on the decor they really wanted. Unfortunately we discovered that "Pens and Things" had closed in January this year due to a family bereavement. We asked the shoe shop opposite what had happened and were told that Jan, the lady who ran Pens and Things was now at a cafe restaurant called "The Road House". It is on the old N340, on the right, shortly before reaching the town of Tabernas. We popped in and, sure enough, there was Jan. We had a coffee and a pleasant chat and Jan arranged to meet us a couple of days later to take us to her store where she still had a large stock of curtains. What's more, the price has come down, especially if you buy a few pairs. We bought 18 pairs and PAGE 24

paid 2.50 a pair! So if you are in the market for some extremely underpriced curtains (she doesn't have any of the really long ones left) contact Jan at The Road House. Jan also takes a selection of curtains to the Road House rastro, which is held on alternate Sundays. The next ones should be on the 8th and 22nd August. However, I suggest you ring to confirm the dates, or to talk to Jan before you go down there the number is 950 066 007. Pandering to his concept of parabiosis, Mojacar's piliferous playboy, Major Tom, is now away on his paphian annual pilgrimage. His peregrination will see him, with much panache, permeate the broads of France, England, Ireland, Scotland and then Thailand, in that order. Meanwhile Tom's pal, 'Pete the Pilgarlic', alias Mojรกcar's well known socialite, the Bald Eagle, will remain and peruse the pretties, as they parade provocatively on the paseo, 'ere he propounds to them the pleasures of a pampering in his palliasse strewn palaestra. (If you're not familiar with all of the "p" words in the last two snippets of persiflage I suggest that you, as I did, refer to a dictionary please!) Here are some more "p" words. A "precisian" is someone who is rigidly precise or punctilious, especially in religious matters. "Paynim", another obscure "p" word, means a non-Christian, such as a pagan, but is especially taken to mean a Muslim. "Pinguid" meaning, fat, oily or greasy, is usually used in a jocular manner. Then there's "parturient", meaning "about to give birth". Thus, a "pinguid, parturient pilgarlic" would mean a greasy, bald headed person in the final stage of pregnancy. There is a plethora of "p" words in the dictionary. Maybe we should have a competition for the best compilations of obscure "p" words in the same sentence, for printing in the autumn. All words beginning with the letter "p" that appear in the Concise Oxford English dictionary would qualify - have fun! I still have over 100 tea bags (enough for half a month or so) left over from the magnificent retirement present of a year's supply of them that I received just over a year ago from GBs, (Mr UK). It was a parting gift and was meant to be presented to me at the big party in Bar Med, organised in my honour by Carol. The party never took place, because that same night Mojรกcar and Turre caught fire! Anyway, thanks, Alan and Colin. Or was it a sneaky way of

making sure I bought lots of Cravendale milk and Tate and Lyle sugar from your shop? Talking of fire - this is Southern Spain, a land noted for its fiery and rhythmic musical heritage. So why do so few places play Spanish music? One day last week we were eventually driven out of a local beach bar when we could no longer tolerate what I can only describe as "Mills and Boon" music. How can I explain? Like the stories in the M&B books, this music seems to be produced according to a fixed formula that uses a synthesiser to produce an uncomplicated, repetitive, headbanging rhythm in 2 - 2 time and then adds in a series of uninspiring notes from one or two instruments. Such "Mills & Boon" music might be fit for a late night disco populated by alcohol addled revellers, reeling in semi-syncopation with the beat; but surely not at midday in a cafe or beach bar? How about airing a few fiery guitars and paso dobles? As we all know, the most effective way to lose weight is to eat less, but the cravings of appetite often overcome will power. Anyway, last month I was idly browsing the BBC web site and came across a link to something called a "satiety index" (pronounced sat - eye - it - ee) developed by an Australian, Dr. Susanna Holt, and her associates at the University of Sydney. Basically this Sheila measured how sated one feels after eating various foods by feeding 240-calorie portions of them to volunteers. She minimized the influence of appearance and served similar sized chunks at the same temperature as much as possible. The volunteers then said how hungry they still felt, but they were not allowed to eat anything more for two hours. After this they were given access to a small buffet, and for the following two hours researchers closely monitored what they ate, questioning them every quarter of an hour about their feelings of hunger, and double checking by observing how much they actually ate from the buffet. The result was compiled into a satiety index table, which rates everything against white bread (100%), in such a way that foods scoring higher than 100% are better at satisfying hunger and vice versa. The least long-time-hunger assuaging score, at less than half the rating for white bread, went to croissants (47%). Potatoes, when served as chips, were only slightly better than white bread and not nearly as enduring as wholemeal bread, which scored half as much again.

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However, plain boiled spuds gained a rating of three and a quarter times better, and came top of the list (327%). Porridge and whole oranges (but not orange juice) scored just over 200% with apples close behind. Good news for carnivores is that lean beef scored 176%. Surprisingly, muesli and "Special K" ranked very low, almost on a par with eating plain white bread. You can read Dr. Holt's full table on the following web site: diabetes_food_diet/ satiety_index.php I had a well tailored pair of shorts, in which the zip had gone awry. Other than that they were in good condition, so I was loth to throw them away. The missus mentioned she had noticed a place in the multi-centre next door to Mercadona that offered clothing repairs, so we took them in and asked what it would cost to replace the zip. The very pleasant young lady there said it would cost 8 euros and would take two days, and she took our phone number. The lady called us the very next day to say they were ready! The work was neat, the zip runs perfectly and I really must tell you all how pleased I was with the job. Talking of jobs, as far as I know, the UK's minimum wage is the third highest in the European Union, beaten only by Ireland and Luxembourg, and is roughly double the minimum wage in the USA. No wonder most small businesses in UK don't want to employ staff they'd go broke! Anyone in this neck of the woods earning 1,200 euros a month for basic skills work reckons he is being well paid.

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Pets of the Moment GENERAL ENQUIRIES 678 490 235

EBRO - Small, adorable, hairy and bossy. Ebro is a big guy in a small suit and is best homed as the only dog. He is very people friendly, loves to go out for walks and do things with you but he can get bored sometimes with the other dogs and start boxing them around.

NELSON - is a high energy little guy but he is very unhappy in the kennel and becomes stressed. He really likes to be with people, run around and be busy. Going for walks is the highlight of his day.

CYRUS and KARIM - Neutered. Approx. DOB: Sep/Oct 2009. They are currently being cared for by a fosterer whilst waiting for a stable home environment. The boys are always together - you can be sure where one is, the other is not far away. They are very independent and happy to loose themselves all day, just returning for their food. They are a little wary at first of strangers, but friendly when they get to know you. Contact: Homeyra on 950 132 966, Diane 664 246 728 or Tracy 649 237 582

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IRIS - A very beautiful, healthy and well behaved dog, trained in her foster home and now ready for her permanent home. DOB Nov 2009.

AFRICA - needs a very special home or foster place. She has been badly treated and is very, very timid. Are you that special person who could give Africa a chance?

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Which brings me to Britain's budget. It certainly put the emphasis on austerity. We've heard all the pundits from every viewpoint of politics give their opinion, but not one of them seems to have picked up on the following aspect, which to my machiavelian mind was deliberately engineered. Here goes: VAT is being raised from 17.5% to become 20%, which my schoolboy maths calculates as an actual increase of 2.1%. on most purchases. (Everyday essentials, like basic groceries as opposed to a frozen "ready-meal", remain unchanged at 5%.) To ameliorate the effect of the VAT increase on the lower paid, the chancellor raised the income tax threshold by £1,000. This I calculate as an improvement of 2.5 % for wage earners at the bottom of the tax scale. So in actual fact somebody pulling in only £700 a month, from part time work for example, is actually financially better off than before the budget. The improvement slowly tails off the more one earns, dying out at around £5,000 a month. Now comes the cunning bit no one mentioned: If you do not earn a wage, then raising the tax threshold will obviously do nothing for you! Therefore, because VAT is paid by everyone, many of the folk milking benefits are 2.1% worse off than before. What a cunning, devious scheme to reduce the effect of the so called "poverty trap" that inspires many people to stay on the dole. I welcome your comments! Whilst on the subject of government, may I make the observation that a major shortcoming of non-secular (i.e. religious) governments is that they allow no distinction between what should be regarded as illegal and what should be treated as merely illicit? Executing a murderer, who bore hatred for another person, may be regarded as justice - but it is not justice to execute someone who bore only love, albeit illicit, towards another. Perhaps such a drastic punishment was originally touted as a way to slow the spread of sexually transmitted infections! After all, the creeds of hot, arid lands, where the fuel needed to cook food thoroughly tends to be scarce, give pork a "despicable" rating. Each year, in the late summer edition of Talismán magazine I used to print sensible, advisory warnings to motorists. Here are a couple of important ones that people don't often think about. A large percentage of holidaymakers come from Britain or Ireland. They are on holiday, therefore relaxed and unwary, possibly a little merry, and operating on "auto-pilot". When they get to a

road they look right, see nothing coming, and step out - right in front of a car approaching from their left! That is why one should be extra wary when driving along the sea front in an area with beach bars, such as near El Cantal, or past the Pueblo Indalo and Hotel Indalo strips. The next piece of advice is probably more appropriate for September, but on the grounds that it can sometimes become appropriate for the end of August it is worth mentioning in this edition:- Our heavy summer traffic leaves a thin film of rubber and oil sticking to road surfaces. Because it is immediately dried out by the sun, this invisible film actually improves tyre cohesion. However, when the first rains fall, usually in late September, this same film becomes semi-liquid and very slippery, but remains invisible, causing many an unwary motorist to skid. Not until heavy rain has washed it away is it safe to trust your tyres when accelerating, braking or negotiating corners. Indeed, in some years it has been responsible for road deaths. On the subject of cars, as any motorist will appreciate, if there is a car behind you it is very dangerous to stop when you are half-way through exiting from a roundabout. That is why pedestrian crossings are placed about two car lengths away from roundabouts rather than right at them. Pedestrians who take a short-cut, crossing the road right at the roundabout exit instead on the crossing, can cause collisions if a car has to stop unexpectedly to avoid running them over. Please think when you are walking, and take the extra few steps to the crossing. Sitting in Chiringuito Los Arcos one Friday lunchtime, enjoying the goodly company of old timers, "Doctor John" contributed this wonderful snippet. "I never come home really drunk," said he, "Because when you're really drunk you can't find your way home." Towards the end of June we were having a caffeine fix in cafe Los Arcos when my friend, Ric, asked us if we knew the scientific name for "no-see-ums" alias "flying teeth". They are so small that they don't so much fly as swim through the air. Consequently they do not have as great a flying range as mosquitoes - except that they can get blown for miles by the wind. They can also pass through all but the finest mosquito netting. Apparently Ric had been inspired to ask the question of us because another friend of ours, the local thespian Val Pearson, had asked him for information about them. We didn't know their real name but, intrigued, when we got home we used "Ask" to browse the subject on the net. We soon found the name and e-mailed a couple of URLs to Ric, but further


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overall (more in warmer areas) and an estimated quarter of the population in Southern Italy. Fortunately for us, it is unable in humans to progress to the heart stage of its life-cycle. Nevertheless, the immature worms can survive and grow just under the skin, giving rise to small, often weeping sores. They can also infect the lungs and certain non-internal organs, such as the eye, the breast and the testicles. And on that happy note I'll leave you to rush, scratching furiously, to the nearest purveyor of extra fine mesh door and window screens. Cheers, Petter

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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor I wonder if I could task you with something, that I think fellow residents may appreciate also knowing? I recently observed that the fresh fish we purchase in Mercadona comes from Venezuela, and other such far away places. Also that the fruit and vegetables that I purchase from here and other supermarkets come from South America, France and the like. I was appalled to think that we live in such a bountiful country, but may be inadvertently buying foreign produce. Would you be able to ascertain whether the fruit and veg from the stalls on the local street markets is local (I generally understand the smaller stalls are definitely local produce); and also where you would buy guaranteed local Spanish fish? I can only think of the covered fish market in Garrucha - and even not sure about this. If anyone can answer Judith’s Keep up the good work questions please e-mail me on: Regards Judith Howey and I will pass it on. Thanks. Ed.

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Did You Know? STEWARDESSES is the longest word typed with only the left hand. And LOLLIPOP is the longest word typed with your right hand. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple. Dreamt is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'.



Alvaron: Merry Maidens Quiz 8pm Bar Med: Quiz 9.30pm Cave Bar: Conversational Spanish Lessons. Beginners: 5.30pm, Intermediates: 6.30pm Cave Bar: Darts

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The sentence: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter of the alphabet.

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The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). There are only four words in the English language which end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous. There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.' (did you all just recite you’re a.e.i.o.u?)

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TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.


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The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

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Ha! Ha! A woman goes into Discount Fishing Supplies to buy a rod and reel for her grandson's birthday. She doesn't know which one to get, so she just picks one and goes over to the counter. The salesman is standing there, wearing dark shades. She says, "Excuse me. Can you tell me anything about this rod and reel?" He says, "Madam, I'm completely blind; but if you'll drop it on the counter, I can tell you everything you need to know about it from the sound it makes." She doesn't believe him but drops it on the counter anyway. He says, "That's a six-foot Shakespeare graphite rod with a Zebco 404 reel and 10-lb.Test line. It's a good all around combination, and it's actually on sale this week for $44." She says, "That's amazing that you can tell all that, just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I'll take it!" As she opens her purse, her credit card drops on the floor. "Oh, that sounds like a Visa card," he says. As the lady bends down to pick up the card, she accidentally breaks wind. At first she's really embarrassed, but then realises there is no way the blind salesman would tell exactly who had done it. The man rings up the sale and says, "That'll be $58.50 please." The woman is totally confused by this and asks, "Didn't you tell me it was on sale for $44. How did you get $58.50?"

* A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. * A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. * A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. * A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. * A snail can sleep for three years. * Almonds are a member of the peach family. * An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. * Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. * February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon. * In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

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Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite! Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns. * The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. * The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. * There are more chickens than people in the world. * Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance. * Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

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A SUCCESS STORY – Bill Campbell and his wife were swept away in their car by the January floods at La Paratá. Here is the sequel … Here is a photo showing the Suzuki after its reconstruction by Diego Caparrós and his team of mechanics at the Peugeot garage Mojácar Motors, when they returned it to me on Friday 11th June. When the flood carried us away, the car was swept down backwards, but it stayed upright, and I managed to get out, thanks to a neighbour who held out a tree branch for me to grab. Even then I was knocked over by the current, and had to flounder to the bank below the road. It was clear that my wife María Angeles could not leave the car that way, and after I had left it, the car was swept off again with her inside it. I had to run down to keep up with it, and was very relieved when it eventually lodged firmly about 100 metres down from the rambla crossing. Although the car was only a few feet away from the bank on the Paratá side, the bank there is so steep that María Angeles could not climb onto it. She had to wait in the car, up to her waist in water, until the firemen arrived and managed to get her out and up the bank. They had to carry her back to the road on a stretcher through the flood water, although this was by now starting to subside. We were sent by ambulance to Urgencias, where they dried us out, and then took us to a friend's house in Garrucha, as it was still impossible to get into La Paratá. A few hours later, when the road was open, a neighbour came to take us home. In fact, we had suffered no injury and did not even catch a cold. I was able to get down to the car, and salvaged the shopping we had bought earlier that morning, car documents and other odds and ends. I could see that the tyres were all flat, and the car was inches deep in mud and water. Next day, the MAPRE crane came and pulled it out of the rambla with remarkable skill, and took it to Mojácar Motors. Diego at first advised me against having it repaired, but when I said that I really wanted the car back and that there was no hurry, he and his men set to work and have done a fantastic job. The engine had been flooded, and the electrics damaged, but it's a sturdy vehicle, and all is now working perfectly. I'd like to pay public tribute to them and give some well-deserved publicity to Mojácar Motors. Bill Campbell

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∗ Arabic numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India. PAGE 29

Cryptic Crossword

Sudoku 7

Solution on Page 34




9 4





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

. . . . . . DOWN . . . . . .

1. Store part of scarce bee habitat (7) 5. Fundamental meaning in hypo intrigue (5) 8. Neat bicycle antique, essentially (5) 9. Lacking respect in slim pie tyrant (7) 10. Amnesty for equivalent Spanish gentleman (6) 11. Mixed up a bit to catch something (4) 13. Discovered quality in recital entrant (6) 15. Toy stereo found in bed (6) 18. Fiasco deep in computer instruction (4) 19. Struggle with bottle opener replaced by animals with can opener (6) 22. Verify historic period is ordinary (7) 23. Eg our confused villain (5) 24. Australian state in short and two thirds of a number makes sense (5) 25. We ease underwater tangle (7)

1. Statement sounds like nobility (7) 2. Rearranged inexpensive peach (5) 3. Unwitting confusion, no rating (8) 4. Scribbled it or rewrites it, essentially (6) 5. 16th Greek and 17th Hebrew make music (4) 6. Confusing nice tax is imprecise (7) 7. Sultry starlet finds a date (5) 12. Disorder, this year (8) 14. Fifty Roman snakes climb them (7) 16. Adhered to tussled hair (7) 17. Light touch in car essential (6) 18. Monotonous sound in church anthem (5) 20. This bird landed in 1969 (5) 21. Likelyhood of finding fabric in umbrella certain (4)

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Quick Crossword

Solution on Page 34 . . . . . . ACROSS . . . . . .

Scribble Pad

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1. Anteater (8) 4. Parts of a play (4) 8. Unfathomable (7) 10. Declare invalid (5) 11. Permit (5) 12. Mariner (7) 13. Denunciation (6) 15. Polar region (6) 19. Amalgamated (7) 21. Publish (5) 23. Din (5) 24. Aromatic herb (7) 25. Hazard (4) 26. Edible snail (8)

. . . . . . DOWN . . . . . . 1. Intransigent (7) 2. Majestic (5) 3. Gusto (6) 5. Devise or invent (7) 6. Storage towers (5) 7. Cab (4) 9. Darned (5) 14. Dried grapes (7) 16. Salary increase (5) 17. Cigar (7) 18. Detestable (6) 19. Arm bone (5) 20. Notion (4) 22. Vernacular (5)

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Work out where the across and down clue numbers go, then solve the puzzle. All answers are numerical. DOWN

ACROSS 1) 3) 6) 7) 9) 11) 12)

7a + 5d + 4 8d + 3d - 89 14a + 10d - 71 5d + 16a + 116 13d x 3d - 4800 21d - 15 10d - 18d + 671

14) 16) 18) 19) 20) 22) 23)

17d + 15d - 22 Doz in 2 gross 18d - 11a 18a - 5d + 38 3a + 7a + 465 17d + 15d - 1012 9a + 18d - 15

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 8) 10) 12) 13) 15) 17) 18) 19) 21)

22a + 12d - 465 15d - 1a - 792 2d ÷ 16a x 4 20a + 3d - 443 16a x 5 + 20 5d x 13d 15d + 19d + 355 5 squared 3d - 12d + 9 1a + 7a + 992 12a + 15d + 148 9a + 19d - 234 1a + 5d + 5 13d - 16a + 24

Solution on Page 34

23. France, Germany, Italy, Austria & Lichtenstein 24. Malta 25. Spain 26. Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. 27. Severn (220 miles) 28. Railway station 29. 1994 10. Herald of Free Enterprise Who sang? 1. Loving Spoonful 2. Beach Boys 3. War 4. Shangri La's 5. Sly and the Family Stone 6. Eddie Cocheran 7. Bryan Hyland 8. John Denver 9. Donovan 10. Bryan Adams 11. Don Henley 12. The Kinks 13. Mungo Jerry 14. The Surfaris 15. Katrina and The Waves

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Who sang? 1. Summer in the City 2. Surfin USA 3. Summer 4. Remember (Walking in the Sand) 5. Hot Fun In The Summertime 6. Summertime Blues 7. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini 8. Sunshine On My Shoulders 9. Sunshine Superman 10. Summer Of '69 11. Boys of Summer 12. Sunny Afternoon 13. In The Summertime 14. Wipeout 15. Walking on Sunshine

1. Thousand Islands 2. The Pope 3. 24th June 4. Mexico 5. Soft fruit (such as raspberries or blackcurrants) 6. Open University 7. Queen of Hearts made some tarts 8. Queen of Disco 9. Helsinki (Finland) 10. Melvyn Hayes 11. George & Ira Gershwin 12. Bleak House 13. John Travolta & Olivia Newton John 14. Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer 15. Jodie Foster 16. Sex Shops 17. Eddie Cochran 18. Ullapool 19. Donna Summer 20. Mungo Jerry 21. The Bank of England 22. Reykjavik, Iceland

1. What is the collective name of a group of seventeen hundred islands between Canada and the USA which are popular summer resorts? 2. Whose summer villa is at Castel Gandolfo? 3. When is the Christian festival of Midsummer Day? 4. Where were the 1968 Summer Olympics held? 5. What is used as the filling of a summer pudding? 6. Which institution, introduced by Harold Wilson, consists of TV and radio lectures and summer schools? 7. In 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', what was done all on a summer's day? 8. Elvis Presley was the King, Bruce Springsteen the Boss. What nickname was given to Donna Summer? 9. In which capital city in the Northern Hemisphere, the name of which is a local tribe, has almost 19 hours of daylight during the summer solstice? 10. Which actor, later to find fame in 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum', played the part of one of Cliff Richard's friends in the film 'Summer Holiday'? 11. Which brothers wrote the song summertime? 12. Esther Summerson is the heroine of which novel by Charles Dickens? 13. Which duo had a hit in 1978 with Summer Nights? 14. Which hit song describes summer thus ‘Those days of soda and pretzels and beer’? 15. The film Summersby starred Richard Gere and which actress? 16. As the owner of what sort of shops is Anne Summers renowned? 17. Who had a hit record in 1961 with Summertime Blues? 18. The tiny Summer Isles are a few miles Northwest of which Scottish port? 19. How is the singer La Donna Gaines better known? 20. Which group had a hit with the song ‘In the summertime’? 21. What is known as the Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street? 22. What is the most northern capital city in Europe? 23. Name three of the five countries that border Switzerland? 24. Which holiday isle has an airport called Luqa? 25. Tarifa is the southern most point on the mainland of which country? 26. Belgium, France and Germany were three of the six original countries that formed the EU, which were the other three? 27. Which is the longest river in Britain? 28. What is the Paris Gare Du Nord? 29. In which year did the rail services commence operating through the Channel Tunnel? 30. What was the name of the car ferry that capsized when leaving Zeebrugge in 1987?





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ANIMAL WELFARE APSA (Almanzora area) 663 762 642 PAWS-PATAS (Coast) General Enquiries 678 490 235 Puppy Rescue in Spain (Albox) 667 623 254 The Dog House Foundation (Huercal Overa) 626 766 073 CLUBS / SOCIETIES Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No (AUAN) Campaigning for legalisation of homes built without proper authority in the Almanzora Valley. Meets 11am on 3rd Sat of month in La Parilla, Albox.Tel: 617 118 209 Albox Computer Club - a non-profit computer club to help members make better and safer use of computers. Meets Fridays at Bar Rumores at 10am. Illustrated talks (large screen and projector) and members clinic for ailing computers. Email: Web: Almanzora Group of Friends (Albox) Information Centre and Library open Tues, Thurs & Sat 10am–1pm. Calle Barcelona 3, Albox (near Mercadona). Extensive English Library, DVDs and Talking Books. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month at Bar Rosaleda. Day trips, mini holidays and other social events. Contact: David Durrant on 636 918 942. Almería Link Solos Friendship Club Meets 8.30 pm Wednesdays at Vera Hotel. Newcomers always made welcome. For info: Johnny 950 478 899 or Heather 950617558 /667243561 Bowling Clubs Elsewhere in magazine. Club Taurino de Mojácar. A non-profit making club with no membership fees. Regular meetings and informal gettogethers. Enjoy trips by coach, train, car or on foot to interesting places & exciting events nearby & further afield. Contact Audrey or Mike 950 475 261.


Golf Clubs Elsewhere in magazine. Dames In Huercal Overa. Meet 3rd Wednesday of month, 10.30am at the Tennis Club, Huercal Overa. Chairman Pauline Smith 610 315 530. Dames In Spain. Meet 3rd Monday of month, 11am at Kimrick, Mojácar. Chairman Gail Creasey 950 472 225. Secretary Iris Hamilton 950 475 863. Dames In Turre. Meet last Monday of month, 11am at Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre. Chairman Ann Shone 950 398 162. Secretary Pam Smith 950 475 418. President Lesley Barlow 950 478 633. Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International. Tlf: Geoff Ward 950 615 068 or David Templeman 950 168 349. Freemasons. Tlf: 950 460 380 Indalo Players. Membership secretary 950 615 566. President 950 069 118 or 637 817 982 Mojácar Angling Club (M.A.C.) 950 473 099 Mojácar Bridge Club Valle de Este Hotel. Wednesday 7pm. Les: 950 437 100 Mojácar Cricket Club (M.C.C.) Sam 663 132 487/ Dave 950 617 606

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Saturday: AFTERNOON THE PIANO BAR, TURRE (Air con’d) 2pm - 3pm New Beginners, Lessons, etc. 3pm - 5pm Full Beginners, Improvers, Intermediates 5pm - 7pm Intermediates, Advanced Bookstall and Coin Collection for Pancreatic Cancer and free magazine swap always present at all lessons and events! Telephone Pamela Entrance 950 398 076 fees only 3€ Mojácar Taekwon-do Club 950 069 030 / 670 381 839 Mojacar Sewing Circle. Meet at Bella Vista, Wednesday 10.30am. Tlf: Brenda 950 390426 or Sylvia 950 472967 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. SUPPORT GROUPS Mojácar Area Cancer Support Group (MACS) Helpline: (0034) 634 656 555. General Enquiries: Elaine (0034) 607 598 470. E-mail: Ostomist Support for Expats. Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence.

PIRACC - a charitable project of Albox Computer Club. PIRACC recycles older donated computers and related items, refurbishes them into working systems, and passes them on to deserving causes. Contact us if you have stuff to donate, or if you know a deserving cause who would benefit from our help. Email:, Web:

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Joyce 950 137 109.

The Luvvies Theatre Group - a nonprofit amateur dramatic company. Meets Wednesdays at Bar Rumores 3pm. All are welcome - on stage, behind the scenes, general help. We put on two to three major productions a year, and have other theatre related activities in between. Email: Web: 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.


National Number for Fire, Police and Ambulance

Multilingual Operators

TAXIS MOJACAR 610 850 076 627 468 468 24 HOUR SERVICE

Dates for your Diary August 14: Charity Event in aid of children with Downs Syndrome at the Irish Rover, Mojacar Playa, 7pm. Tickets 5€ available from the bar. 17: Club Taurino 3 day/2 night trip to Cordoba. 125 per person. Contact Audrey or Mike 950 475 261. September 13: Indalo Players Lunch at the Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. 12.30 for 1pm. New members welcome. Contact Val C for details 677 827 741. 25: FGBMFI Breakfast Meeting. 10am at Hostal Flamenco, Mojácar Playa. 4€ inc. orange juice, tea or coffee. (Free for those attending for the first time). Booking required. Tlf: Geoff Ward: 950 615 068 or David Templeman: 950 168 349.

Call 657 982 878 to tell us of a special, forthcoming event or e-mail

Other Dates to Remember August 1: National Day (Switzerland) 2: Public Holiday (ROI & Scotland) 9: Nationel Women’s Day (South Africa) 11: First Day of Ramadan 15: Feast of Holy Assumption (Banks closed) 16: San Jorge - Patron Saint of Antas 28: Mojacar Fiesta (San Augustin) 30: Summer Bank Holiday (UK except Scotland) Last Week: Almeria Fiesta September 2: Día de Ceuta 6: Labor Day (USA & Canada) 8: Día de Extremadura 8: Día de Asturias 9: Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) 11: Día de Cataluña 12: Grandparent’s Day (USA) 15: Día de Cantabria 18: Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) 23: Autumnal Equinox 23: First day of Tabernacles (Succoth) 24: Heritage Day (South Africa) Last Weekend: Alfaix, Pulpi & Vera Fiestas

Just heard from “Captain Brian Cuba” who is in the UK, he’s pulling his hair out and has the shakes, says he can’t wait to get back and out fishing. We are missing you too Brian and here’s a photo of three of your mates, me (L) “Admiral Phil” (C) catching a tiny pickerel and “Radio Ham Kevin” (R). Another gorgeous day in paradise. “Captain (Duncan) Sunshine” and “Captain Rory” took out a party of six mates (two boats) who were celebrating Tony’s 70th birthday I hear. They fished in front of the River Abajo and Garrucha Marina. The sea was flat early on but it wasn’t long before the inevitable happened, the wind came up and the anchors were needed. It wasn’t a prolific day by any means and they landed 40 to 50 fish between them but nothing worth mentioning. “Kenolo” fished the beach at Pozo during the week and although he

didn’t catch anything he thinks the mark near La Frontera Restaurant has potential. Ken was able to walk out about 70 yards before being pushed over by waves. He says the bottom is good and he’ll try fishing there again soon. Ken spoke to a holiday maker who had been out on a boat from Garrucha and a lot of salmometes (red mullet) were caught. I’ve only ever seen one caught before and that was by my grandson “Beachcomber H” last year. “London Bill” fished Macenas beach and rocks again this week with mixed results. One day not a bite or take and the next he bagged up. When the fish were behaving themselves he caught sea bass, palomete and Atlantic scad while spinning. Inshore bream such as dorada, cow and striped were caught bottom or float fishing. Meagre were had spinning but only small fish and nowhere near the weight they apparently grow to. Just imagine hooking the equivalent of a 110lb sea bass! Wow. Spinning also captured a couple of decent sea bass weighing about a kilo. (Well it’s good for here!) Popping produced nothing and I think the autumn months will provide better sport. “Baza Barry” fished most of the week at Negratin and even camped out a couple of nights but didn’t fish during the hours of darkness. He and his mates caught shed loads of carp and barbel and at one point were catching

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the same fish twice in a matter of minutes. Although I’ve seen it happen before, two fish were caught on one hook. Competition for food was so intense; being caught wasn’t putting fish off feeding. The biggest fish caught was by Barry’s mate John; he landed a 12lb common carp in the early hours before the smaller fish got back into the swim. Barbel were landed to 4lbs and Barry had some small trout and black bass while spinning during quiet spells. Barry would have liked to take his friends to his favourite lake in Murcia but unlike Andalucia (using our loophole) it’s not possible to get Murcia licenses without an NIE document copy. Talking about licenses, beach and boat licenses should be back now

and Andalucian coarse licenses are hopefully going in soon. “Flobalob Pete” has just returned from a few days on the Ebro and caught carp to just over 40lbs. Small cats were also caught but nothing big which was ok because like me he can’t stand the slimy monsters. Checkout Mojácar’s weather and sea conditions here on the Beachcomber’s webcam: webcam For further information on any of the above or to find out about beach, boat or coarse fishing licenses, see John at the Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Mojácar Playa or tel: 950 473 099. In case of difficulty reaching me (probably out fishing!) ask staff for my mobile number. Tight Lines Beachcomber John

Market Days Mon: Antas - Berja - Huércal Overa Tues: Albox - Almería - Cuevas - Los Gallardos Wed: Bédar - El Ejido - Lubrín - Mojácar - Olula del Río - Pulpí - Velez Blanco Thur: Carboneras - Cuevas - Lorca - Olula del Río - Roquetas - Sorbas Fri: Almería (nr Plaza Toros) - Garrucha - P Lumbreras - Turre - Zurgena Sat: Aguilas - Arboleas - Velez Rubio - Vera Sun: Vicar - Villaricos Summer: Garrucha Promenade (Nightly) - San Juan de los Terreros (Sunday)

Markets & Rastros Sat: Indalo Centre 9am - 2pm Sat: Bar International, Albox(am) Sat: Baza (2nd & 4th of month) Sat: Camping Los Gallardos (2nd Saturday of month)

Sat: Sopalmo 10 am - 4 pm Sun: La Montaña Farmers’ Market (First Sunday of month) 12 pm Sun: Mojácar Fuente (am)

English FM Radio 91.4/107.3 Choice Fm 90.8 Smooth Fm 92.6 Spectrum (Mojácar) 89 Trust Radio 98.8 inland 89.6 coast Valle Radio (94.4 is Radio Clásica de España)

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: 650 835 188 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 or Kimrick Golf Society: John, Kimrick rest. Tlf: 950 475 198 or 606 656 976 Marina Members Golf Club: Jim Budd: 950 162 727 Media Golf Society: Jenni: Tlf: 950 477 347 Reflections Golf Society: Chris: 665 919 916 (Holiday guests welcome) Valle del Este Golf Society: Alan Townsend: Tlf: 690 090 982


Index to Display Adverts in This Issue




Pets of the Moment GENERAL ENQUIRIES 678 490 235 Paws-Patas would be very grateful if you could spare just a few hours as and when you can ... Help in the shop ... Walk a dog ... Work in the shelter ... Help with fostering (Dogs or Cats) ... Or join our Fundraising Team. Together we can help abandoned animals feel loved once more. Please call 678 490 208 – 678 490 217 – 629 255 592 or e-mail:

Useful Numbers Local Police: Mojácar .............................. 950 472 000 Garrucha .......................... 950 460 012 Vera ......................................... 950 393 141

Medical Centre: Mojácar Playa ......... 950 475 113 Mojácar Village ..... 950 478 988 Garrucha .......................... 950 617 070

Galasa (Emergencies): 902 355 575

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

BARS with FREE WIFI Mojácar Playa unless specified

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

e: Galas e: Kimrick e: La Parata e: MBar e: Millionaire,

Vera Playa e: Mo’s Bar & Bistro, La Alfoquía

e:Rolys Too - Internet room, Las Buganvillas e: Rusty Nail PAGE 34

Mojacar Local Buses Buses run every half hour from Puerta Marina to Marina de la Torre, with detours to Mojácar village. First bus: (from Puerto Marina) 08.55 Last bus: (from Puerto Marina) 23.25 Last bus: (from Village - goes to Marina de la Torre) 23.45 Service is less frequent 2 pm to 4 pm. From 15/07 to 30/08 the last buses are 1 or 2 hours later.

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

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A1 Cleaning ................................................................. 3 Alkemi Hair & Holistics ............................ 15 Almería Engine Services ........................ 14 AMD (Building, General, Gardening) .............. 8 AMASS (UK Pension Release) ............................ 9 Arriba Café Bar ................................................ 27 Ashlove’s Pet House ...................................... 23 Autofrio (Vehicle Air-con) ..................................... IB Axa Insurance ........................................................ FC Aznar Asesores (Gestoria) .......................... 23 Bar 22 ............................................................................... 21 Bar Med ............................................................................. 5 Bar Valery .................................................................. 29 Beachcomber Bar/Cafe ............................ 6 Bluwater Web Design ................................. IB Café O ................................................................................. 5 Camping Los Gallardos ......................... 17 Captain’s Tapas Bar & Bistro ....... FC Casa Benedict (Property Rentals) ............ IB Chiropody & Beauty (Kim White) ........ 7 Choice FM ........................................................................ 7 Cool Air (Vehicle Air-con) ....................... FC,14 Costasol .............................................................................. 6 Craig’s PC Services ........................................... 5 Crown Rent-a-Car .......................................... 14 Dave’s Transport & Removals ........... 3 De Lima’s Removals ...................................... 23 Dental Clinic (Mojácar) ........................... BC D.Match Digital Services ...................... BC Eatz Diner .................................................................... 11 El Naranjo ....................................................................... 4 El Patio ................................................................................. 5 El Toro Steak House ......................................... IF Fanny Lee’s .................................................................... 9 Ferretería Mojácar ........................................... 3 First Call Computer Solutions ......... 23 Gala’s ................................................................................ BC GB Stores (Mr UK) Eng Supermarket ....... FC Gill’s Bedlinen & Fashions ....................... 4 GSF Communications .................................. 19 Hair Design ................................................................ FC Hair Scene .................................................................. 25 Handyman That Can ....................................... 3 Harmony Hands & Gym ........................ 13 Hipermercado Mojácar ......................... BC Irish Rover .................................................................... 25 Iron Art ............................................................................. 27 FC: Front Cover

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Isapelucan Dog Grooming .................... 3 Kimrick .............................................................................. 11 La Cabaña ................................................................. 25 La Cantina .................................................................. 24 La Hacienda ................................................................ IF La Parata Bar Restuarant ................... 15 Le Bistrot ........................................................................ 27 Lemon Lounge Bar / Ramo del Limon ........... IB Location Removals/Storage/Auctions ........ IB Locksmith (Lee) ...................................................... FC Mesa Bar & Grill .............................................. 27 Millionaire ................................................................... 25 Miraflores Bar Restuarant .................. 17 Mobility Matters ................................................ 23 Moe’s Bar ..................................................................... 10 Mojácar Homes ....................................................... 3 Mojácar Long Term Rentals ............. 27 Mojácar Plumbing ............................................... 3 Movieland ................................................................... 29 Neil Godwin - Electrician ......................... 3 Paint Magic Decorator ................................... FC PR Building Services ......................................... 3 Putt Putt ........................................................................... 32 Ramo del Limon / Lemon Lounge Bar .. IB Real Covers (for Pools) ........................................ 9 Roly’s Too Bar/Restaurant ................. FC Rusty Nail Bar ........................................................... 3 Sands 19th Hole Bar .................................. 11 Sinaloa Bar & Grill ....................................... 25 Sol-aero Flying Club ................................... 13 Solomojacar ............................................................. 19 Suckling Electrical ................................................ 3 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) ......... 3 Sunflower Homes .................................................. 3 Super Savers Eng. Supermarket ............. BC Tai Ji Classes ........................................................... 13 Telitec Connections ................................. FC, 7 The Cave Bar ......................................................... 29 The Emerald Isle ................................................. 10 The Fundraiser .......................................................... 5 The Loft Lounge Bar ......................................... 7 The Property Shop ......................................... 29 Torre Bahia .................................................................... 6 Trufibar ........................................................................... 15 Ventanas y Puertas ....................................... 25 Windows & Doors Direct ......................... 5 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ............................... FC

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lemon lounge Open Monday - Saturday from 11am (early closing Monday)

Served every Lunchtime ...

Lunchtime Snack Menu Soup & Sandwich 3.00 A 2 Course Lunch Menu 5.00 A (except Thursday & Friday)

QUIZ NIGHT: Wednesday 9 pm BINGO: Saturday 4pm Z-5

Mojácar Playa

Thurs & Fri: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm

3 courses : 8.5 0A 8.50 A La Carte Menu & 2 for 22 A Menu (2 Starters, 2 Mains, 2 Sweets)

Tues & Weds: 7 pm - 10.30 pm

A La Carte Menu & Table d'Hote Menu: 2 courses: 10.50 A 3 Courses 12.00 A Thurs & Fri: 7 pm - 10.30 pm

NEW 3 Course Sampler Menu Sat: 7 pm - 10.30 pm

For details or reservations Tlf: 950 472 659

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Weekly Special Offers

Mojácar Playa

Our Specialities ... Beef Wellington, Tournedos Rossini, Thai Chilli, Duck a L'Orange, Shoulder of Lamb ...

OPEN: 1pm 'til late Closed Tuesday


NEW Menú Day & Night 3 Courses 8.50€ served 1pm - late Sunday Roast 1pm - 10pm from 8.00 € Fish & Chips from 5.00€ of the

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A La Carte Menu always available, see our specialities

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HOURS: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm & Sunday 10am - 4pm TLF: Turre 950 468 386 - Las Buganvillas 950 139 520

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetables delivered daily

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


• DVD Recorders, Players FREESAT / HD HEATING / AIRCON SYSTEMS & Blu-Ray 199€ & FREE TO AIR BOXES FULLY INSTALLED • Home Cinema Systems (BBC, ITV, Ch4, Ch5) • Bathroom Towel Rails, Heaters & LG systems (7 year guarantee) No Subscriptions NEW 44% more efficient Radiators with built in timers inverter units • Solar Panels from 200 to 300 litres

300 TV & Radio Channels LCD & LED TVs

ALL IN STOCK AND ON DISPLAY Guardia Vieja, Mojacar Playa Mon - Fri: 10am - 2pm & 4pm - 7pm Sat: 10am - 12pm Tel: 950 472 947 - Mobile: 670 084 438 Fax: 950 475 390 E-mail:

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