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From the Editor Well, it is now officially summer though given the temperatures of late, it was already here! This year we seem to have gone from one extreme to the other, like somebody flicked the switch. With this in mind the Pet Stop column this month deals with the prevention and treatment of heatstroke for dogs, cats and other pets. Firstly I’d like to thank Julian of Hair Design for once again restoring my new look and also dispel the rumour that he is closing, selling or retiring. ‘Hair Scene’ however, is for sale and perhaps this has led to the confusion, or rather I hope this is the case. There seems to be an awful lot of speculating and assuming going on at the moment which is not very pleasant for the person on the receiving end. Now I’ve got that off my chest, the big news this month is The Advertiser’s facebook page is now up and running thanks to Sarah of Emerald Isle. Thanks also to Janet for the maintenance. The ‘Life Beyond Your Lounge’ and

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advertised events are posted daily and the plan is to update any details as and when they occur, for example, if you have any additional events to advertise or need to amend the details of those in your adverts already, then they can be up-dated on the facebook page. There will also be links to Photographer Ian’s albums. Finally it has been brought to my attention that some readers were asking Petter when the last issue would be distributed. Please note: Petter no longer has any practical involvement with The Advertiser. There have been times when he has submitted photos or snippets of information which is why you may have seen his name mentioned, but that is all. Until next month, keep cool Tracey

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~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ Pía … A Dedicated Passion To Care Pía is the daughter of Peter Grosscurth who founded, designed and created the development in Cabrera. Pía has worked in the community for more than 20 years helping and caring for people with day to day living in Spain. Pía can be seen helping people in doctor’s surgeries and hospitals as well as supporting them when they return home to convalesce. With the different procedures and the different language here in Spain, Pía has helped people with residency registration with the Spanish health system, as well as day to day matters like understanding official letters and bills. Pía is committed to delivering a caring, safe, supportive environment for your life in Spain. Pía is well known and respected in the community for her compassion and the care that she gives to everyone and now looks forward to helping people both in their own homes and in her dedicated apartments in Turre, the first of our active retirement homes.

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Pía … Assisted Living Ever felt “HELP I NEED SOMEBODY”? Pía Assisted Living has been designed to give TOTAL SUPPORT to clients in their own home. The heart of our Assisted Living is a 24 hour 7 day a week care line in English. This service is installed FREE without any installation costs and is run from a dedicated professional call centre. We will keep a medical record sheet, which is very useful in an emergency or just visiting the doctor. We will assist and advise you on how and with whom you need to register with in Spain. There are many benefits that you are entitled to but might not know about or know how to apply for, which is when we can help. During the year we arrange full medical check ups, carried out by nurses fully trained and qualified to practise in Spain. Our medical service includes an ambulance based in Turre and we can arrange medical home visits or you can go to their surgery. We help you make the most of living in Spain, without the worry.

Pía … Retirement Homes RETIREMENT LIVING – INDEPENDENCE – SECURITY – SUPPORT The first Pía Retirement Homes have now been released with two of the twelve apartments now reserved. These apartments are fully independent homes, with the added benefits of a resident’s lounge, a roof garden where you will be able to play boules, outdoor chess and relax under covered terrace areas and mature trees, with views of the village, Sierra Cabrera and Mojácar. Positioned in the centre of the village where residents will be able to access

everything including the medical centre directly opposite the apartments, without even getting the car out. All the apartments come with fully fitted kitchens, white goods, secure car parking, air-conditioning and, a 24 hour 7 day a week call line installed. Live life to the full in a Pía Retirement Home. Call (0034) 950 468 176 or visit our website



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♣The Spanish government have

decided to restore the speed limit on motorways and dual carriageways to 120kpm from July 1st, following a heated debate in parliament. Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba said that the temporary reduction had saved 450 million euros, but that there is a cost of 230,000 euros to replace the speed limit signs on the roads, which still results in a huge saving for the entire country. Now, as the price of oil is falling, it seems appropriate to increase the speed limit back to 120kph, increasing by the 10kph that was introduced in March. The move to return the speed limit has been met with some opposition, as the move not only saved money for every driver in the country, but there was a huge decrease in the number of speeding penalties issued and a considerable saving on carbon emissions which benefitted the environment, as well as a significant reduction in road traffic incidents, injuries and deaths. Between the months of January and May, more than 19 million foreign tourists visited Spain, representing a 7.3% increase on the same period last year, according to figures published by the Spanish Inbound Tourism Survey (Spanish acronym FRONTUR), prepared by the Tourism Studies Institute of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. And in the first four months of 2011, the Spanish export of goods amounts to 70,081.1 million euros, 22.2% higher than in the same period of 2010. As regards imports, a year-on-year increase has been recorded of 16.2%, to 86,813.3 million euros. Connexions in Turre now have in stock “the right size cabin” These cabin bags are the correct size for all the major airlines. They come in a selection of colours, are light to handle and priced at 39.99€. In case you didn’t know, Connexions are the local agent for Easypost, a quick and safe way of sending your mail to the UK and around the world. Collections are Monday to Friday. They also have a post box service for 45€ per year, or 25€ per half year. The Rose Singers are still seeking a top soprano. Are you, or do you know anyone who would be, interested? If so, contact Lyn on 667 275 614. Camping Los Gallardos can now

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top up almost any pay-as-you-go mobile on UK, Spanish and EU networks at the Camp Shop which is open 7 days a week. Zak’s Plaice, Garrucha – now the only traditional fish & chip shop in the area - have asked me to let you know that their hours will remain the same during July and August and he will still be serving his 5€ specials so, if your visitors need a fix of fish & chips or you can’t be bothered to cook, his hours are 12-3pm and 610.30pm, closed Sunday and Monday. Telephone orders are welcome. Tlf: 950 133 193. The Tuesday night Ceroc classes at The New Kimrick have now finished for the Summer and will restart about the second week in September. At Iron Art, El Real, Antas there is 10% off all planters. Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets, Herb Pots and Planter Bags are now 1.75€ each or 2 for 3€. A new range of Promotional Patio Sets, Sun Loungers, etc is now in for the summer season. AND a selection of ex shop stock UK Bed Linen priced at 2 to 5€ - pillowcases, sheets, quilt covers, mattress protectors, shower curtains, voiles. Wednesday 6th July Alison and Tracey are holding another Zumba Dance Fitness Party in the downstairs function room at The New Kimrick from 8.30pm until 10pm. There will be a mixture of Salsa, Samba, Rock n Roll, Merengue, Hip Hop and more. Entry Fee is 6€. The Pool Bar will be open where there will also be live music. The Fundraiser, Turre have changed to Summer hours for July and August. They are now only open until 2pm. Restaurant Ramo del Limon is now open in the daytime with a new Menu del Día and air-con is being fitted as you read this. See advert on page 11. Miraflores, Camping Los Gallardos are hosting a big Cancer Charity fundraiser on 7th July with BBQ and entertainment by John Lodge and JC. 8€ per person, a percentage of which will go to the charity. Following on from last month’s announcement … Local musicians are banding together for a concert at Mojacar’s Artisan Centre on Saturday 24th September in aid of PAWS. The whole event will be broadcast live by Bay Radio. Former concert promoter Lawrence

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OPEN all year round Burton will be organising the music and is busy signing up acts as we go to press. Three are already on board, including emerging Mojácar star Ashley Cathcart, Los Mezcaleros, and 50/50, a newly-formed combo of old rockers put together by Phil Jones of Mojacar Online - who dreamed up the original concept of a PAWSAID concert. There will be dance acts, video injects from PAWS and more besides, including a bar (no rock concert complete without one!). Transport will be laid on to bus people from the car park area at the Gasolinera on the hill up to the centre. Tickets, at 10€ a head, will be on sale from early July at the usual PAWS outlets. The PAWS website will have all the latest details on its events page. Another charity event in aid of PAWS is being organised for 27th August. This event is to have a 60s/ 70s hippy theme and will be held at Ankara Beach Bar, opposite Cowboy Cocina, with a 5€ entrance fee going directly to PAWS. There will be 4 huge screens showing concerts from that time as well as

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video injects from PAWS and space for about 40 stalls. They are looking for someone do children’s face painting, people to help on the day to decorate the bar or carry buckets for donations and raffle prizes. There will be a coach leaving Lubrin at 6pm that evening with pick ups in El Marchal, Bedar, Los Gallardos and Turre for 10€ per person, returning from Mojacar at midnight. Fancy dress is optional but if you choose not to, then all they ask is that you wear something with a flower on it. If you would like to have a look at the paws website and look at the video clip of the story of Encasa you will see why your support is needed. To book your tickets, your stall, make a donation or to get involved call Siobhan on 697 302 129.

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THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER ... Melissa and Nicole were born 1st June 2011 - Melissa at 1:30pm & Nicole at 1:35pm, at La Inmaculada Hospital, Huercal Overa. Mandy & Jason from D Match would like to thank everyone for the lovely gifts and cards they have been sent everyone has been so kind.



Regular weekend Hog Roasts & BBQs, Theme Nights, Live Music Events and Jam Sessions every other Wednesday. To find out what's on and when go to our website, check boards or our facebook page. Further details or bookings ... E-mail: or Telephone: 950 475 198

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A grand “Spain’s Got Talent” charity fundraiser in aid of Help the Hero’s was held at the home of Anne and Dennis Blandford, near Lorca at the end of May. The event, planned with precision over the last 12 months, sold its 200 tickets in less than a week and the waiting list for cancellations grew steadily. Ann and Dennis work extremely hard for different charities and as soon as one event finishes the planning for the next begins. Mojácar was represented by our very own, Rod Bridges, Geoff Cook, Norman Hatfield, Tracey and Paul Ingham and young Alistair. Rod and Geoff, last year’s Stavros and Flatly, were joined by Norman and together they formed their spoof version of The Three Degrees (above). Rod re-enacted his version of The Wedding Singer (right) with Norman and Tracey. Geoff, Tracey and Paul gave a wonderful comedy version of "Dirty Dancing" and Alistair took the title of Spain's Got Talent dancing his way through “Thriller” and, to his delight, walking away with a huge trophy. Ann and Dennis prearranged a representative from the Help The Hero’s Organisation to travel from Gibraltar for the evening’s fund raiser and a cheque for over 3,700€ was presented to him by Ann Wheeler, who herself has suffered the loss of her beloved grandson William, who died in Afghanistan, aged only 18 years old. A poignant moment which brought it home to us all just how our service men and women put their lives at risk for their country. The evening finished with jubilant flag waving and singing and the finale was spectacular with a Scottish piper bringing the evening to a close. Ann and Dennis, well done once again! PAGE 6

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WELL PERSON HEALTH CHECKS … As you get older, you're more likely to develop conditions that are rare in younger people. Because of this, you should be willing to undergo some health tests. The earlier conditions can be detected, the greater the chance that they can be dealt with effectively. A well person check-up includes: • Measure your height and weight. • Questions about your general health. Your general health will be assessed to check for any health conditions that can be treated. For example, high blood pressure is a common condition that often has no symptoms but once detected can be treated. • You’ll be asked about your current health and lifestyle, for example: your diet, how much alcohol you drink, how much exercise you do and whether you smoke. As well as your own medical history, you’ll be asked about your parents’ health and other family members. This can help to identify health risks that may affect you. You’ll be given advice and guidance about your lifestyle to reduce your risk of developing health conditions such as diabetes, stroke or coronary heart disease. You can also get help and information about male health issues such as prostate conditions. • Asking you to provide a sample of urine to check for diabetes and kidney disease. • Testing your blood pressure. The British Hypertension Society advises that all adults have a blood pressure check every year. High blood pressure can put you at raised risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. If your blood pressure is found to be high, you will be advised on diet and lifestyle changes, as well as medication, that will help to lower it. • Test your cholesterol. Cholesterol is a body fat, or lipid, found in the blood. It plays a vital part in normal body function but if the levels of cholesterol are too high then you're at risk from heart disease. This is because fatty deposits build up and clog your arteries. To check if your cholesterol levels are healthy, cholesterol charity Heart UK recommends that all adults over 40 are tested. This is particularly important if you have a family history of cholesterol problems or heart disease, you have high blood pressure or you are obese. It is a pinprick test, so you don’t even feel it and the result of the check tells you about your risk of stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease. Some people don’t go to the doctor for regular health checks, because they’re afraid of what they might find out. But what you need to understand is that prevention is better than cure. And part of prevention is taking responsibility for your own health. If you feel pain or unwell you should get yourself checked out, because if you don’t it could be fatal. A Health Check only takes around 20 minutes. That’s no time at all, but it could add years to your life. That’s important, so you can continue to live your life to the full.

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elcome to the good side of the solstice everyone. Summer is upon us, as are the school holidays. So in this issue your Navigator is going to save your sanity, with the help of some Rice Krispies and while we’re at it we should take a good long hard look at ourselves. After that, We are going to nip down to the shop for a bargain. There is always an “up” side to every event in life. With school holidays it’s not having to do the school run every morning and then getting to spend that elusive quality time with your sproggs. But what about after the first couple of days? Money is on holiday too, you see. It has taken a year out, possibly two, and finding cheap activities for the family can be an up-hill struggle after a very short while. I found something quite fun to

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fairly good example. It is a Disney related site and has some “cute” “Beach-side” activities within its walls. It is an American website so the spelling is atrocious and it uses insipid terms such as “cute” and “beach-side” a lot. This website also wastes rather a lot of space and time on something called “The Fourth Of July” but this is easy to avoid with a little care. Just google around a bit. You are sure to find something appropriate. Take care though, many of the available sites have hidden agendas, such as religion, politics and advertising but they can be easily side stepped with a little reconnaissance work. Now for something utterly different. I am not inclined to take too hard a look at myself these days, now that I’m close to forty. If I were to take such a look I would have traditionally used a mirror. Not anymore. has changed all that. Now, if you want to look at yourself, you simply upload a photo and for a modest fee you can have your face (or anyone’s) molded into 3D and installed on a wide variety of action figures for you to introspect at your pleasure. And not only action figures but super heroes and dolls as well. It is one of those sites where there really is something for everyone. The cost doesn’t seem too extravagant and their product is a gift anyone would cherish forever. I wish I had discovered it before Father’s day. You can insert Pop’s head onto a soldier, Superman, Batman, surfing dudes and many more. They make 12 inch figurines for about 100€ and all you have to do, apart from pay, is upload a decent photo. Another feature is 3D masks of anyone whose photo you care to upload. It

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struck me as a good idea for Stag and Hen nights where everyone could go as the groom/bride to be. These cost around 25€ and are extremely life-like. There is a free application on the site where you can simply upload a photo of someone just to see the 3D effect but to be honest you might just as well revert to the old fashioned mirror technique of olde. It is fun though and as I said the perfect gift site. Now then, off to the shop. Those of you on facebook will be glad to know that Supersavers in Turre are about to launch on Facey. When you go into Supersavers just let Don or Neeny-weeny know that you are online and you can then receive updates on all the latest bargains on offer. At these difficult times knowing where to save money is going to make the difference between a good summer and a dull one so don’t forget to join the Supersavers gang. Right! That’s all you’re getting this month. I’m off to the beach bars for a little R and R. If you want to help our readers keep up to date with goings-on in cyberspace then pass it on at Bye, El Navegador.


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SOLAR COVER Extends bathing season WINTER COVER Cuts down winter running costs EX-FACTORY PRICES Special prices for community pools

& private homes


Free estimates

~ Free Quotes ~ 17 years' experience

TOLDOS / BLINDS Typical Spanish Cuisine Roast Lamb, Venison, Paella, T-Bone Steak, Seafood Platter


Menu del Dia 3 courses 9€ Special Dinner Menu 3 courses 12€ Sunday Roast 3 courses 10€

for business premises

Since 1973

Open every day 11 - 4 & 6 - late

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


Local agent: Lloyd Dean Tlf: 667 652888


MOJACAR PLAYA (within AXA Insurance) E-mail: Web: Tlf: 950 478 763 / 609 667 333




Charity Shop

est. 2009


A helping hand to charities


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Tlf: 664 620 288 - Email: Vera - opposite MAXI Dia% Note: New Mon to Fri: 10am - 2pm Summer & most Saturdays Hours

Turre - High Street Mon to Fri: 10am - 2pm & most Saturdays

Friday 24th June saw the official launch of the ‘Ruta de Tapas por Mojácar II’, hosted by Chiringuito Hola-Ola, with some 150 people in attendance to sample a selection of what will be on offer during the three week trail. This year the trail extends to 23 participating cafe/bars and restaurants and runs until 17th July. All you need do is visit at least 10 ‘ruta’ establishments, sample their specified tapas, and get your passport stamped. You can stop at any time. Once you have finished your tour, then add your name, email and telephone number to the passport and hand your completed passport in at any of the participating establishments. You will then be entered into a prize draw where a range of prizes have been donated by the sponsors including two nights at a local Mojácar hotel. If the opening party is anything to go by then this year’s ruta will be a huge success as all the tapas on show rapidly disappeared, and were all given a thumbs-up approval. Passports are available from the participating establishments and the Mojácar Tourist office and your votes are requested for BEST TAPAS HABITUAL, TAPAS ESPECIAL and WAITER/WAITRESS. The participating establishments are;

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Restaurante Casa Minguito Cafe/Bar Habanero Cafe/Bar Los Cuatro La Cava Hola-Ola Neptuno Beach Club Tapas Lokas Crème de la Crème (Delicatessen)

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MANA del Cielo Restaurante La Bola La Peseta BBme (Chiringuito) Lola’s (Chiringuito) Chiringuito El Patio 2000 Chiringuito El Cid Aku Aku (Chiringuito) Restaurante Viva! Valery’s Ankara Beach Bar Restaurante Casa Egea Chiringuito Tito’s

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Cafe/Bar Arriba Cafe/Bar Marazul

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Spanish Postal Address: Apartado 615, 04638 Mojacar, Almeria, España Tel/Fax: (0034) 950 478 832 Mobile: (0034) 670 650 872 E-Mail: Website:

Bluesman Charlie Lindsay @ Bar Stop, Turre. Charlie will be back on 1st, 15th & 29th July.

Mesa Bar-Grill-Restaurant Mesa offer a Special Menu & Entertainment on the last Saturday of each month for 29.95d per couple. June’s entertainment was provided by Tony Justice and Darren Anthony. Tom Lee will be performing at the next one on 23rd July.

Lenny Mitchell and The Musical Time Machine at the Beachcomber’s 60s and 70s Tribute night.

Above ... Your local ‘Handyman that Can’ with wife Carol.



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H. Mar Azul

<- Advert Zone-6 / 0.5kms ->

Hotel Sal Marina


H. Virgen del Mar

H. Bellavista

<- Advert Zone-5 / 0.7kms ->

Nº 247

Pueblo Indalo

Km 23.4

H. Mojacar Beach


Nº 211

Road to La Paratá Gaviota complex

Thomas Supermarket

Left ... Arriba, Arriba’s last gig at Hole in One Venues Bar, Valle del Este after three years of performing together. Ellen and Jim thank every single one of you who have supported their act over the years. Also, many thanks to Harvey Defriend for all his help with their PR who raised their profile just as he promised he would! Ellen will be pursuing a solo career and Jim has been approached by three professional performers and says, “Expect the unexpected from the highlandboogieman.”

Bar Restaurant


950 473 102

Fabulous dining and superb selection of wines at affordable prices



10€ for 3 courses


15€ per person or 28€ for two

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

SUNDAY Traditional Roast Lunch

2 courses 10.95€ OR 3 courses 13.50€ boxreceiver@

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

For reservations tlf: 950 478 186

La Paratá 1.5 Km

Communications GSF


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

Free WiFi

Stables - Km 23.4 Mojácar Sea-front

Lounge Open Every Day from 11am


lemon lounge

Breakfasts, Lunches, Snacks Menu del Día from 5 k QUIZ NIGHT Wednesday 9pm

Mojácar Playa Tlf: 950 472 659

Restaurant Open Mon to Fri : 12.30pm - 3.30pm Tues to Sat : 7pm - 10.30pm

Free WiFi



New Menu del Día : Monday to Friday ... Full A La Carte : Tuesday to Saturday Tuesday & Wednesday : 2 for 22k - 2 people, 3 courses, 22k Thursday & Friday : Set 2 or 3 course menus 10.50k or 12k Saturday : Special 3 Course Sampler Menu from 16k Z-5 photos © bluwater web design


Nº 359

Road to Mojácar village Cruce de Mojácar

AL 5105

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Parque Comercial

Tourist Office

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

Nº 327

Parador Nacional

Nº 309

H. Mojacar Playa

Camping El Cantal

H. Mar Azul

The New Kimrick recently renovated its pool terrace area finishing in time for the start of their Summer entertainment programme of ... Regular weekend Hog Roasts & BBQs, Theme Nights & Live Music Events. As well as a NEW Jam Session every other Wednesday with Jonathan Payne and guests. (Pictured right, this week’s guest was Richard of PR Building on sax). Sunday 10th July The New Kimrick presents “ROUGH JUSTICE” from 1pm until 4pm - Choose from Julia’s Superb Special Poolside Menu or a Traditional 3 course Sunday Roast for only 15b per person. To find out what's on and when go to their website, check boards or facebook page. Further details or bookings ... E-mail: or Telephone: 950 475 198


RALF MOTORS LEVANTE S.L. Tlf: 950 393 776

OPEN: Monday to Friday 9am - 7.00pm (no siesta)

• Servicing & Repairs • Air Conditioning • Bodywork • Valeting

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



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

Tlf: Thomas 633 336 010

CROWN Rent-a-car

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

Vehicle Air-Conditioning

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

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



Mojácar, Garrucha, Vera, & surrounding areas

Fully Qualified Engineer

Diagnostics : Repairs : Re-gas

TWO DUNLOP, ALL SEASONS TYRES. M&S ST20 215/65R16 98S. Second-hand, bought in error. 40€. Tlf: 699 909 737.

Call Richard on 950 472 432 or 673 195 872

For Sale

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

VEHICLE VALETING SERVICE RANGE ROVER 4.0L Petrol HSE (P38)Auto Year 2002 - 188kms. Full Cream Leather interior, in excellent condition, fully serviced and ready for MOT. GB Reg Plates.

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

CLEARANCE CARS FIAT PANDA. Automatic, 1.2 Petrol. October 2005. 5 doors, AC, PS, EW, CL. 4,500€ FIAT PANDA. 1.2 Petrol. November 2008. AC, PS, EW, CL. 6,000€ FIAT PUNTO GRANDE. 1.3 Petrol. July 2007. 5 doors, AC, PS, EW,CL. (Two available in blue) 7,000€ FIAT PUNTO GRANDE. 1.2 Diesel. July 2008. AC, PS, EW,CL. 9,000€ FIAT PUNTO GRANDE. 1.2 Diesel. June 2009. AC, PS, EW,CL. (Metallic blue) 10,000€ OPEL ZAFIRA. 7 Seater Automatic, 1.9cdti Diesel. June 2008. AC, PS, EW, CL. 17,000€ Reasonable offers considered ALL CARS ARE OUR OWN AND SOLD AS SEEN WITH A 3 MONTH GUARANTEE AND 2 YEARS ITV

Price includes transfer of ownership

AL 5105


<- Advert Zone-13 / 1.0kms ->

Garrigues/ Walker house (future casino)

Hotel La Mata

Hotel Playa Rio Abajo

Hostal Rincon de Diego


<- Advert Zone-12 / 0.9kms ->

Las Ventanicas, Mojacar Playa T: 950 478 976 M: 686 929 864 E:

Hotel Best Mojacar Beach

3,950€ ono Enquiries to Phone +35 3872620770

Rio de Aguas bridge

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

Located in Vera, Almeria. Ideal for moving back to UK.

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Mojacar Playa


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

RESERVATIONS: 950 473 058

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Mars bar ice cream pie, warm chocolate brownie, mixed berry & almond meringue, warm apple pie, sticky toffee pudding, white chocolate cheesecake, to name just a few!! 22 is famous for its desserts which, are probably the best in the World!

that special outfit?

3 Course Menu Del Dia 9.95€, Value Dinner Menu, Full International A la Carte Menu ALWAYS GREAT VALUE

Avda. del Mediterraneo 261, Mojacar Playa In the square near Indigo Gym A Fashion Show held at La Parata Restaurant on 18th June in aid of PAWS raised 90€ for the cause. Sunflower, near Indigo Gym , Portobello and Gatsby provided a great selection of summer fashions. Models included Janet, Rachel, Beth, Marian, Curtis and Jessica ... Ashley entertained with live music and Shea served one of his special © bluwater web design Menu del Días. Carmel did an excellent job as compère and organiser and would like to thank Shea, all the models, Ashley, Siobhan Tattan for her support, PAWS and those who donated prizes and money. Last but not least we can’t go without mentioning Curtis Helm, who decided to show more than people were prepared to pay for!

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Garlic Bread, Nachos, Juicy Steak Burgers, Chicken Caesar Salad, Red Thai Beef, Roast Lamb, Chargrilled Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh, Steak, Scrumptious Salads, Fish & so, so, so much more!!!! Daytime Snacks, Cocktails, Coffee & Cake on our pavement patio with stunning mountain views. We Welcome Children, Vegetarians, Diabetics, Gluten Free Diets and Allergies Parque Comercial, Mojacar, 2nd floor (blue awnings above Maskó Café) LIFT & Ramp Access

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LADIES’ DAY El Naranjo, Los Gallardos. The day included Cava on arrival, Canapés and a Buffet Lunch rounded off with entertainment by Kim Allen in the evening. Jean Banner celebrated her 70th birthday with many friends at her home in Mojácar on 1st June. Jean has been sharing her time here since 1985 and is a well known figure of the community. The 54 party guests enjoyed a wonderful hog roast buffet and music by JC. Pat Buss created some of the best cakes ever tasted, in particular the chocolate cake! Following on from the Spain’s Got Talent charity evening, Rod Bridges, Geoff Cook and Norman Hatfield as ‘The Three Degrees’ and Rod as ‘The Wedding Singer’ offered some of the funniest entertainment their audience had seen in a long time. Among the many helpers a special mention goes to Jim and Barbara Sewell for running a good bar and keeping everyone’s glassed filled throughout the evening.

Ruth Johnson Wood (on the left) presents Barbara Colgate of PAWS Cat section with a cheque for 200€ from the Rose Singers. This will be used for stray cat neutering and vets bills for the cats in their care. They are always looking for volunteers to help at the cattery, or if you are a very special person, to foster cats or kittens that they have no room for at the shelter.

The Dames in Spain enjoyed a “Beach Lunch” at Maui Beach Bar. Note there will be no further events until September.

Margaret and Brian Foster, regular visitors to Mojácar, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their friends and family at the Beachcomber’s recent Everly Brothers Tribute Show night. PAGE 14

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


Over 250 homes onsite

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

3 Las Acacias

Large Main bedroom and second room currently used as a study, can be converted back to a twin bedroom. Fully furnished large lounge with tv. Pleasant conservatory overlooking private patio.

6 Jacarandas

means we’re the biggest around!

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

From Monday through Saturday lunchtimes: choose any two meals off our lunchtimes menu and upgrade to include a glass of wine or pint of lager, and a mixed salad, for just €1 extra p.p.!

Open all day, every day to all!

Topup almost ANY pay-as-you phone with us! Including all UK, Spanish & EU networks!

7 days a week in the camp shop


Three bedrooms, (sleeps 6) one bath room. Has a galley kitchen and end lounge with wonderful views. This is ideal for owners own use or rental. The home is airconditioned and has a fitted galley kitchen.

22 Hibiscus

Come along and use our salt water swimming pool for just 5€ p,p, - or have lunch with us and enjoy it for free!



Three bedroom home, main bedroom ensuite, home fully furnished. Flat screen tv, reversible aircon, land line phone and many extras. There is a large conservatory leading from the lounge.

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

Camping Los Gallardos 04280 Los Gallardos, Almería.

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

Reception: 950 528 324 500m from exit 525 of the motorway. Office: 679 970 399 Full information and photos online at Miraflores: 950 469 519 From UK: 020 8144 9365 PAGE 15 Calle Mayor, Near Mercadona, Garrucha Tlf: 950 13 34 49

Hair, Nail & Beauty Salon Shampoo & Blow Dry ... 10€ Cut & Blow Dry ... from 20€ Colour ... from 15€ Foil Highlights ... from 30€ Cap Highlights ... from 25€ Perms ... from 30€ Extensions ... from 200€ Also available … Brazilian & Japanese Blow Drys Gent's Cuts ... 9€ Children's Cuts ... 7€

The only American luxury pedicure and massage chair in Almería so, why not try a massage and pedicure at the same time! Manicure Pedicure Threading Waxing for Face & Body

New Client Discount 20% off

Open: Monday to Saturday 10am - 8pm (no siesta)

My Spiritual Path

REIK I by the beauty spot

Thought to have begun in Tibet thousands of years ago, the practise of Reiki was rediscovered by Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator, in the mid-1800s. It was then introduced to the western world during the 1970s. Recipients of a Reiki treatment can heal themselves by drawing the “universal life energy” from the practitioner’s “laying on of hands”. Reiki can be used to alleviate stress, enhance relaxation, and heal the body from illness, injury or even from the side effects of drug therapies. Reiki is a technique mostly used in the western world for stress reduction and relaxation which also promotes healing. It is administered by a trained Reiki practitioner who, by “laying on of hands”, is able to tap into an unseen “life force energy”, which when it is low means we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. The Reiki practitioner then channels this energy to help your body reach a higher level of “life force energy” meaning we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Many people say a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating beneficial effects which include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.

The Next Chapter by Diana Dudás m.f.h.t. m.i.c.h.t.

I have now entered the next chapter of my spiritual path. It was whilst on a bus trip to Malaga that the bus stopped for a short respite in the province of Granada and I instantly felt the need to return there as soon as I could. And so it was March last year that I did so. Little did I know that the short weekend break would turn my world upside down. On arrival we jumped into a taxi that would take us to our hotel. Oh my word, it was gorgeous, the taxi dropped us off just in front of the reception area. I was so stunned by the beauty of this picturesque bay, that I immediately started to cry. I walked into reception, but it was so embarrassing, I couldn’t stop crying, what is wrong with me I thought, but decided that it was because I was overtired and happy to be on my holidays, little did I know of the story that was about to unfold. The following day we decided to visit the adjoining village. As it was so small we were a little unsure how we were going to fill our day. However we saw a sign that talked of a local church and went to have a look. It was a beautiful old church a little mediaeval in its architecture and there was a small plaza in front where you could sit in the shade and contemplate. We sat there for a few minutes enjoying its tranquillity when we noticed a photo of a lady and an epitaph. She was obviously a lady well-loved as there were many plants and numerous candles flickered in front of her picture. I was suddenly overwhelmed with a feeling of love and joy and once again the waterworks commenced. Before I had time to compose myself and read the inscription on the epitaph my husband whisked me away to the beach so as not to be an embarrassment. We had a lovely day and as the weather was so beautiful we decided to return again the next day and sun ourselves on the beach. As we approached the bay I suddenly had a flash back of a couple of readings that I received the year previous. A couple of mediums had mentioned to me that there was a strong energy around me and that it was someone who had passed on called Maria. I had no idea who it was but the recollection of this caused me to ask my husband if he could remember the name of the lady in the photo at the church. He said yes, her name was Maria. I got quite emotional again and decided to tell him about the readings. I hadn’t told him before as he had always been sceptical about such things. He suggested that we go back to the church and have another look. This time we took our time and read the inscription. I knew in my PAGE 16

heart that this lady must have done something quite remarkable and special for the village, but wasn’t sure what and as we were returning home the next day there was little I could do to find out. My fiftieth birthday was coming up and all I wanted to do was to take a weekend off work and to go back and find out more about this lady Maria. However just before we did that I decided to have my annual reading and to see if the same Maria that had been around me before was to reveal her self again and to find out if it was in fact the same Maria. The medium laid out the cards and the first thing that she said was, “Maria is here and she is telling me that she wants you to write her biography.” Tears of joy fell and I managed to compose myself long enough to ask, “Why me?” She says that you will be able to relate to her as you have similar personalities, she also knows that you will write the story how it should be told. She then went on to tell me that she knows it won’t be easy, but that there would be a man that would help me as the family had lots of stories about the things that she did. I have met that man, who told me that the whole family was anxious that Maria’s story be told and had been waiting for the right person. My husband and I told him how I came to find Maria and I have now been embraced by the whole family giving me permission to write her story. She indeed was a special lady and I am so proud to be writing her story. And it is for this reason that for the moment the story of my spiritual path will be on hold. I have found my place in the world and I am at peace. My wish for all of you is that you find the same.


Waxing, Electrolysis, Facials, Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Manicures/Pedicures, etc for Ladies & Gents.

Alternative Medicine

Quick and painless food sensitivity test with immediate results! We use a non-invasive method based on biofeedback on your body. You sit at a table and hold a small electrode connected to the EAV machine. The tester uses a probe to touch one of your fingers at an acupuncture point. The EAV machine measures your body response to food substances contained in small ampoules, which are placed in the machine in turn. Once any allergies or food sensitivities have been detected, we offer a simple elimination programme for the offending items, nutritional advice and remedial treatment. Why wait any longer to live the rest of your life pain free?

Book your appointment today on 634 331 798 Harmony Therapies, Turre (within Windows & Doors Direct next to The Fundraiser)

“Your health - my passion” by Diana Dudas m.f.h.t. m.i.c.h.t.

the beauty spot

“Freshen Up” 

Hair & Beauty Salon 

Natural alternatives to deoderants I received an email last week from a lady asking if deodorants caused cancer. There have been many studies on this and nothing says that they do. However it has been over ten years since I last used an over the counter deodorant. It was whilst living in the States that a friend of mine introduced me to crystal deodorants. I loved the fact that no strong aroma was apparent, it was also comforting to know that there was no chance of white shadows appearing on the underarm area of my clothes. My find came at a time when I was showing more interest in my health and well being. I was intent on finding natural alternatives to the chemicals I used on my body. I had wondered whether using chemicals such as deodorants were harmful to my health. The problems Asthmatic reactions and skin irritation are the key health concerns associated with antiperspirants and deodorants. Aerosols, particularly those containing talc, present the greatest risk for asthmatics, but fragrances as well can spark an allergic response in inflamed passageways. In fact, fragrances and preservatives top the list of personal care product ingredients that produce irritation or allergic reactions, but other ingredients also cause problems. Some chemicals such as parabens in deodorants can cause a skin condition known as contact dermatitis. Signs of contact dermatitis include swelling, itching, inflammation, and even blisters. If you've never seen these symptoms, you probably don't need to worry. Avoiding dermatitis-triggering ingredients is a good precaution for people with sensitive skin, even if there are no immediate signs of irritation. Difference between Antiperspirants and Deodorants Antiperspirants contain astringent compounds, usually of aluminium, which close pores and reduce sweat, reducing odour producing bacteria. Deodorants do not reduce wetness, but contain ingredients that fight odour and inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria. If you are one of those people who believe that body odour comes from perspiring, you are only partially correct. Body odour is actually a by-product of the perspiration coming into contact with the bacteria on your skin. Eliminate one or the other and you have eliminated body odour.


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by Sharon Brady 

Clinic at Vera Playa and Sum mer San dals Mobile Service to Mojácar, dese rve Sex y Feet !! Vera & Villaricos. Get thos e feet TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET serv iced soo n!! Professional chiropody for all 7 14 9 659 For appointments call Kim: 63 637 149 Gift Vouchers available


Kim White Chiropody & Beauty Treatments


C.I.D.E.S.C.O. Int. Dip MSSCh - 25 years qualified experience

Facial ... Eye Contour Lift ... Eyebrow wax ... 35c Pedicure ... 18c ...... Eye Lash Extensions ... 20c

Hair Offers by Phoebe

Colour Treatment, Cut, Blowdry & Scalp Massage ... 45c Gents Cut ... 6c Tuesdays only ' 'Depiltronic 02 Ladies Cuts from ... 10c , ee fr in Pa  Choco Brazilian Blowdry ... from 125c ir permanent ha   including follow up products removal  Reiki by Joyce by appointment  Massage by Rebecca Open Tues, Weds & Fri: 10-6  Acrylic & Gel Nails Thurs: 10-7 (late night by appt)  Non-surgical Facelifts Sat: 10-2  Range of accessories - great 950 472 460  Tel: gifts ... or to treat yourself!  Z-4 or 600 223 664 Find us near Mojacar Estates, along from the Irish Rover, Mojacar Playa

About crystal deodorants The Crystal deodorants are composed of mineral salts which form a topical layer on the skin, creating an environment impossible for bacteria to thrive. They eliminate the odour-causing bacteria and therefore prevent body odour. How is that different from mainstream deodorants? Most deodorants mask body odour with a perfumed scent, contain alcohol to shrink pores, or aluminium chlorohydrate/aluminium zirconium. These compounds enter the pores and physically block or clog them to reduce the flow of perspiration. In essence, they inhibit the body's natural expulsion of toxins. Additional Benefits Crystal body deodorants are completely topical and hypoallergenic. They are also fragrance-free, non-sticky, and will not stain or otherwise adversely affect your clothing (even the most delicate such as silk). They leave no white flakes or residue on the skin. They are environmentally safe and easy to use. I have since tried other natural deodorants but after many disappointments I am now committed to using only crystal body deodorants. P.S. Crystal deodorants can also be used to deter foot odour. PAGE 17




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Caring and campaigning for the serving and ex service community

♦Volunteers are needed for the

birthday of the Charity. It was held at their usual meeting place of La Parrilla and was attended by a total of 71 members and guests. An excellent 3 course meal was provided by Senior Gregorio and his team followed by entertainment from the ever popular JC, who soon had couples, and even singles, up on their feet. Raffle prizes were donated by Simply the Best, Wavelengths and Sophia’s Wellness Centre and also by some of the members. The lucky winners certainly enjoyed them! This raffle raised a massive 196€ towards helping the Branch and Legion as a whole continue in its support of serving and past Service Personnel. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the unstinting support of the organisers, Sandra Evans and Marie Craig, and a band

APSA shop in Albox. The shop is open 10am - 2pm Monday to Saturday. If you can spare a few hours just one day a week, either temporary or permanently, please ring Sue on 648 713 809 - meet new friends, help a charity and improve your Spanish all in one go! The APSA Summer Fashion Show will take place at Rumores in Albox on Thursday 14th July at 7.30pm. Tickets are only €5 but seats are limited. Tickets will be on sale at the APSA shop in Calle Ancha, Albox. To reserve your table or for more info call 663 762 642. The fashion show is always popular and is a chance to buy clothes and accessories at the show, auction and stalls. On Friday 10th June the Albox Branch of The Royal British Legion held their party to mark the 90th



Animal Charity, Albox CIF: G04491221

Tlf: 663 762 642

AMBER is a neutered, placid, loving dog who thrives on human company and mixes well with other dogs. Can you give her a home?

GEORGE, a gorgeous black and white kitten, born around 1st April, left at the Boot Fair, weaned and litter - tray trained, being looked after by a volunteer, needs a home - he is the last of the abandoned litter to be homed.

BRUCE is a young German Shepherd, he has a nice temperament and is wellbehaved. He was found wandering the streets and is in foster care but needs a permanent home. Please ring his foster carer on 636 938 404.

COCO is a 4 year old male pointer cross, he plays well and is affectionate, he would like a calm home where he can have the calm and attention he loves. Can you offer him a home?

APSA has many dogs of all sizes and ages just waiting for good homes. If you can help please ring 663 762 642 or contact us through our website: PAGE 18

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

of helpers who set about transforming the restaurant into a venue fit for the purpose. This event was just one of many organised throughout the year by this Branch and benefits not only members from Albox but also from Arboleas, as well as a large number of guests who are not yet members themselves. Members of the Branch can enjoy numerous benefits, including welfare assistance for currently serving and ex-service personnel and their dependants, discounts on events organised by the Branch (which may equal or even exceed their membership fees), and not least, the knowledge that their fees and support throughout the year will be going to help those who have served their country and now need some support in return. You do not need to have been a member of the Armed Services to join.


La Alfoquía

Daily Drink Specials & Tapas Live Music every Thursday “This bar is freakin’ sweet!!”

Wi Fi

Tel: 950 449 635 For more information on future events or joining the Branch contact our Chairman Chris Pearce on: 630 56 26 18, or visit our website at:

An Evening with Betty Swollocks raised 1020.14 1020.14€ for Puppy Rescue. Thursday 2nd June was a chilly evening but the laughter kept us warm, Jill’s music kept us entertained during the many costume changes by Betty Swollocks. Betty, sang, mimed and told jokes, which gave a refreshing change of entertainment to Albox, a good time was had by all and the evening was a great success. Hugo of the Bar Internacional provided a tasty buffet and music and dancing went on until late. Thanks to all those who supported the event, sold tickets, donated raffle prizes and to Betty Swollocks and Jill for giving up their time. We hope to repeat the event in the autumn. Money raised from ticket sales, raffle and donations on the night has been used for spaying and worming tablets, and the remainder to our Dogs to Holland appeal. Next event The Blues Bros on 21st September at Hostal Rosaleda. Hattie is one of the dogs selected to go to Holland, but her blood test came back Positive so she cannot go as she has Leishmaniasis. She is a lovely dog currently in a short term foster home where she has had her initial treatment and now is just on tablets. Friendly, loyal, young female just 3 years old, loves to go for walks and is quite good on the lead, she gets on well with other dogs. Hattie just wants to be loved and be with you. Hattie needs a permanent or long term foster home, she is spayed and her treatment only costs around 1 euro a week, which may not be long term and would be paid by us. Leish is not catching so there is no risk to other pets, it’s just her bad luck that the fly chose her. Please if you can help Hattie, email or phone Diane on 664 768 958. Hattie has so much love and companionship to give, and deserves to be in a loving home preferably with at least one other dog. photos © bluwater web design

FATHER’S DAY at The New Kimrick, Beachcomber & Fantasia

Dean Ryan “Miss Rose Peters” Tina Turner Grease are just some of the acts performing at the Irish Rover Showbar. Coming in July ... Billed by the BBC as the World’s Greatest Elvis - Simon Patrick aka “The Rebel” supported by Dean Ryan - the ultimate Rock & Roll experience and ABBA Tribute Show.

Fiesta de Moros y Cristianos 2011

photos © Robert.K.Jones

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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 APARTMENTS & VILLAS for long term lets and a selection of quality holiday rentals all at reasonable monthly rates! (Special rates for winter lets). Mojácar, Turre and surrounding areas. COASTAL PROPERTIES - under the new management of Sam & Ivan T: 950 475 235 - M: 637 759 664 E: 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 E-mail: Don’t Delay, Call Today. Mojácar Long Term Rentals SMALL OFFICE SPACE TO RENT. Front line, Mojacar playa, close to Hotel Indalo. 200€ per month. Tlf: 670 650 872. SPACE FOR RENT (furnished) within office premises on Mojácar Playa. For more info. contact Dany on 609 667 333. . ACTIVITIES / CHILDREN FUNKY MONKEYS Bi-lingual pre-school. Childcare & recreational activities for kids living in the area or on holiday. Monday - Friday: 3, 6 or 9 hour sessions. Tlf: 697 264 179 or visit our website: FUNKY MONKEYS. For upcoming events, new activities and special offers please join our Facebook group, Funky Monkeys Mojacar.

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

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 / 950 617 549 / 950 592 988 / 686 833 444.



VENTANAS y PUERTAS have a superb range of shower & bath screens, shower trays & cubicles at great prices. See main ad. Tlf: 950 473 104.

EXPERIENCED INTERIOR & EXTERIOR DECORATOR. Using quality materials this fast, friendly, clean and efficient service will never be beaten on price. For example: Medium sized interior room from 80€ OR 3 bed detached villas exterior from 475€. For a free quotation contact Paint Magic on 617 904 774.


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. GENERAL BUILDING, MAINTENANCE & PLUMBING SERVICES. Over 20 years experience in Spain. Fully Legal. Tlf: 697 302 039. . BUSINESSES FOR SALE or RENT LARGE BAR RESTAURANT FOR SALE, Garrucha/Vera. Prime location. 400 sqm. Fully equipped, recently refurbished. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey 649 214 397. 397. CHARITY SHOPS 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) NEW SHOP in Plaza de los Reyes Catolicos - the square near the church, Tijola. 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: 10am-4pm. THE FUNDRAISER. TURRE (main street, next to Windows & Doors Direct) NEW SUMMER HOURS Mon - Fri, 10am - 2pm and most Saturdays. VERA (opposite Supermarket Maxi Dia%) open Mon - Fri, 10am - 2pm and most Saturdays. Tlf: 664 620 288. E-mail: 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, 4kms past Hotel Indalo towards Carboneras. Albox: Eucharist: 11am last Thursday of month in the Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong: 2nd Sunday in month at 6pm in the Community Hall Aljambra. Details: Church Wardens: Alan Smith 950 478 066, John Salmons 950 472 112 or visit

ELECTRICAL SERVICES ANDREW MORRISON ELECTRICAL. Fully qualified and legal electrician. Boletines, Extra outlets, Re-wires, Upgrades, Solutions to tripping problems. ICP trips installed as required by Endesa. For immediate attention call 627 250 204. DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS. Repairs to washing machines, dishwashers, cookers, tumble dryers, electric water heaters. Over 30 years experience. Registered and fully legal. Call: Rod Bridges 687 261 280 or 950 473 035.

FENDER STRATOCASTER and case. 400€. Tlf: 600 809 293. GALVANISED STEEL DOOR AND FRAME. 3 keys, right hand hinge. 80 x 200cm. Cost 75€, offers invited. Tlf: +44 7968 733917 or 950 478 883. GLASS SHOP DISPLAY CABINET. 160 high x 41 wide x 35 deep. Reduced to 40€. Tlf: 606 693 826. GLASS SHOP DISPLAY CABINET with fitted lights. 235 high x 120 wide x 35 deep. Offers around 500€. Tlf: 606 693 826. GOLF TRAVEL BAG, new with nine irons, Swing Rite. Absolute bargain, 85€. Tlf: 950 529 225. GUITAR. Acoustic, hand made in Valencia. 350€. Tlf: 600 809 293. GUITAR AMPLIFIER. Fender. 350€ ono. Tlf: 600 809 293. HP LAPTOP Computer. Brand new, unused, unwanted present. 4GB memory, 300+ hard disc. Cost 370€. Offers. Tlf: 666 383 923. INDUSTRIAL COMBI OVEN. 10 dish. 750€. Tlf: 670 613 795. INDUSTRIAL DISHWASHER. 550€. Tlf: 673 195 872.

ELECTRICIAN, 25 years experience. Full City & Guilds. Fully insured & legal. Neil Godwin. Tlf: 687 245 569.

JAGUAR ECLAT tennis racket with cover used but vgc. 30€. Tlf: 950 529 225.


JOB LOT OF CAR BOOT ITEMS. Not leftovers. Too much to list. Bargain 30€. Tlf: 697 861 040.

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: FOR SALE 2 SECONDARY FLYSCREEN DOORS. 214 cm high x 89 cm wide. Very good condition. 30€ each or very near offer. Tlf: 950 456 469. ANTIQUE SINK. 50x100cm, white, vgc. 20€. Tlf: 679 329 314. ASUS NETBOOK. Windows XP, 7”. Needs adjustment to net (browser wiped off by mistake), spare battery. Starts fine. 30€. Tlf: 622 206 929 (Mojacar). BRITEX RENAISSANCE CHILD’S CAR SEAT. 9-18kg. Approx. 2-5 years. Like new. 30€. Tlf: 697 861 040. BRUSHCUTTER/STRIMMER. As new, petrol. 150€. Tlf: 950 529 225. CHAINSAW. Petrol, as new, 145€. Tlf: 950 529 225. CHILDREN’S 6 rung ladder, swimming pool slide or garden slide, vgc. Bargain 130€. Tlf: 950 529 225. COMMERCIAL DEEP FAT FRYER. 2 well, 3 phase. 500€. Tlf: 670 613 795.

JUNIOR SLAZENGER panther power tennis racket, hardly used, genuine. 35€. Tlf: 950 529 225. KARAOKE/BACKING TRACKS ... 50,000 karaoke tracks and 50,000 assorted music tracks loaded onto plug and play external hard drive. Ready for use on laptop. Ideal for bar, presenter or personal use. CDGs and memory sticks also prepared. Spanish songs available. Whatever your karaoke requirements contact: or call: 651 062 124. KITCHEN CABINET. 60 x70 x40cm. 10€. Tlf: 679 329 314. LIKE MUSIC??? 1,000 DVDs with approx. 25-30,000 albums in mp3 format. All indexed. Plays on home DVD player or play/transfer to CD via PC or Laptop. OFFERS TO … 651 062 124 or MASSAGE BED, portable, white, with carrying case. Good condition. 75€. Tlf: 679 079 736. MOUNTAIN BIKE. 18 gears, lovely condition. 85€. Tlf: 950 529 225. MOUNTAIN BIKE. Excellent condition. 120€. Tlf: 950 529 225. ORIGINAL 60S LAVA LAMP, beautifully styled, 150€. Tlf: 600 809 293. PANASONIC DIGITAL CAMERA. 8 zoom, Leica lens, boxed as new, not video. Original invoice 200€, sell for 65€. Tlf: 950 955 778.

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PHILLIPS SKYPE CORDLESS PHONE, converts computer to normal cordless phone. Windows XP. 20€. Tlf: 622 206 929 (Mojacar) PORTABLE 14” TV. 30€. Tlf: 600 809 293. PORTABLE AIR CON UNIT. Cools and heats. 70€. Tlf: 600 809 293. RALEIGH RACING BIKE. Loads of gears! 2 new tyres. 75€. Tlf: 950 475 452. RIDGE RACER 7 for Playstation 3. As new. 10€. Tlf: 950 955 778. SEKONDA STOPWATCH in original case. As new, 35€. Tlf: 950 529 225. STUCK AS TO WHAT TO GIVE FOR THAT DIFFERENT BIRTHDAY PRESENT? How about the TOP TWENTY CHART HITS for that particular special date in their life ... birthdate, anniversary etc? Professionally recorded onto CD! Dates covered are 1952 to present! Postal service available! Cost per CD is 20€. Tlf: 651 062 124 E-mail:

KITCHENS VENTANAS y PUERTAS. Offer a professional design and fitting service including tiling, electrics, plumbing & appliances. Special 15% discount on all kitchen units now on - limited period only. Displays in our Mojacar Playa showroom. Tlf: 950 473 104. LOCKSMITHS LOCKSMITH: Established 10 years. Fully legal. Also car locks. (24 hour emergency service.) Tlf: Lee or Dean 666 949 213. MOBILITY MOBILITY MATTERS. Special products for special needs. RANGE OF NEW PRODUCTS IN STOCK - see our main advert opposite. Items for sale or hire. Call into our shop and check out our REDUCED PRICES for mobility equipment and scooters. Parque Comercial, Mojacar. Tlf: 950 615 432. CHILD & BABY EQUIPMENT ALSO FOR HIRE. PLUMBING

SWINGING COT /CRIB. Beautiful pine antique style with mattress. Never used. Bargain. 85€. Tlf: 950 529 225.

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

TAPAS CABINET. 5 sections – 1.40m. Good working order, 450€. Tlf: 673 195 872.


TOSHIBA 27” TV. Excellent condition, fully working with remote control. 65€ ono. Tlf. 647 088 251. (Los Gallardos). TWO SMALL PORTABLE COLOUR TVS (1 a combi). 25€ for both. Tlf: 950 475 452. GENERAL SERVICES DO YOU want to get that small job done in your property but can’t find anyone interested in doing it for you? Diego does any weekend job (building, gardening, painting, etc.). Tlf: Dany 609 667 333. HEALTH CARE EXPERIENCED CARE WORKER. Kind, caring, long term lady resident able to live in or out. Tlf: 950 617 643. HOSPITAL HELP - in hospital with no assistance? Let us help you with care and translating. Tlf: 950 469 345 or 662 390 453. HEALTH & FITNESS GET FIT, STAY FIT … WITH ALISON. New Zumba classes Tuesday 9.30am, Thursday 9.30 am & 12 noon at Indigo Gym, Mojacar Playa. Also: Aquaerobics, Pilates and more. Call 637 465 487 for information. INSURANCE AXA - FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE AND INVESTMENT NEEDS contact Dany of AXA Insurance. Policies in English. English spoken. Competitive rates. Tlf: 950 478 763 or 609 667 333. E-mail: NRG INSURANCE. Property, Motor, Saving Plans, Life and Mortgage Repayment Insurance, Commercial, Community, Health, Funeral Plans, Marine, Travel, Pet. Registered and Regulated in Spain by the DGS. Parque Comercial, Mojacar Playa. Tlf: 661 050 296 / 607 478 408. E-mail: or visit

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. TRANSLATION SERVICES Doctor, Hospital, Residencia, Driving Licence. Español, English, Norsk, Svenska, Dansk. Very good prices. Tlf: 662 390 453. TRANSPORT AND REMOVALS DE LIMA REMOVALS. Regular trips to the UK and Europe. Call for a free estimate today. Tlf: 647 006 183. FURNITURE VAN UK-SPAIN-UK. Monthly. Full or part load. Professional service. Best prices. Tlf: 678 855 994 or 00 44 1323 642511. LARGE MERCEDES VAN. Regular trips between UK and Spain. Single items or housefuls. Tlf: (UK) 0121 355 0005. UK Mob: 00 44 7976 928053. Spanish mobile: 699 819 213. E-mail: TUITION AND EDUCATION SPANISH SUMMER COURSES for all levels. Adults and children. For more information please ring Victoria on 950 472 590 or email Also translations and interpreting. WANTED

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

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


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

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

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Cara’s, the new Irish Bar on Mojacar Playa opened its doors on 9th June.

OPEN DAILY From 5pm until Late POOL TABLE now installed FREE WiFi

Pet Stop

Exposure to heat can kill your pets very quickly, be they dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, tortoises/turtles or fish. The humidity level plus the air temperature can make it difficult or even impossible for mammals to reduce their own temperatures. HEATSTROKE/HYPERTHERMIA - occurs when the normal body temperature of approximately 101deg F rises to 105deg F and above. At 106deg F plus, the internal organs will start to breakdown, over 106deg F you have only minutes to save his life. Quick cooling must be started but even if death does not occur, there may be irreversible internal damage, or damage which will need lifelong treatment. SYMPTOMS OF HEATSTROKE - rapid/excessive panting, bright red tongue, red or pale gums, thick/sticky saliva, swelling of the throat, depression, weakness, dizziness/ disorientation, vomiting - sometimes with blood, diarrhoea, shock, coma, any behaviour not normal for your pet whilst doing normal things. CAUSES OF HEATSTROKE - NEVER leave pets - in a car even for a minute, even with the windows open (the inside of a parked car can easily reach 140 degrees), confined to a concrete/asphalt run, kennel or crate without shade and water. Wearing a muzzle or even being muzzled at the grooming parlour is dangerous as is excessive activity on hot days or being left or living in hot rooms in the house. AVOID heatstroke by exercising early mornings and/or later in the evening, keep pet in a well ventilated or air-conditioned room. Outside dogs must have shady areas to lie, cold water to drink and spray with water periodically, provide a paddling pool to cool down in if he likes water. Dogs do not sweat through their skins, they reduce their body temperatures by panting, and sweating through the foot pads and noses. PETS AT GREATEST RISK - puppies and kittens up to 6 months, older pets - large breeds over 7 years, smaller breeds over 14 years, cats over 12 years. Pets who over exert during play. Short nosed breeds, they have narrow respiratory systems that are easily overwhelmed in hot and humid conditions such as Bulldogs, Pekingese, Pugs, Boston terriers, Shar Pei, Cavalier and King Charles spaniels. etc. Double coated breeds such as Chow Chows and those bred for cold climates - Malamutes, Huskies, Newfoundlands. Pets that already have health problems such as heart conditions, poor circulation, dehydration, obesity, breathing problems, those on certain medications. TREATMENT - take your pets temperature if you have a thermometer handy, by placing it in the pet’s rectum, the reading will show how life threatening the situation is. Keep checking the temperature and stop cooling when it reads 103deg F. There are various ways to reduce the temperature but your location will determine which method you choose. Move the pet out of direct sun, offer water to drink but limit the amount he drinks, never put water in the mouth, it may be inhaled into the lungs. Attempt to reduce the body temperature with cool/tepid water either by immersion in a bath, gentle spraying from a garden hose or applying cool wet towels/ cloths to the body and especially to the foot pads and around the head - NEVER LEAVE WET TOWELS ON THE PET AND NEVER USE COLD WATER, both prevent the pet from cooling himself. Move the pet to a room with air-conditioning or stand him in front of a fan, or use an air-conditioned car. Whilst trying to cool your pet down, telephone your vet, explain the situation and carry out any additional treatment they suggest before taking him to the clinic. Even if your pet appears to be ok after your treatment he still needs a thorough check-up as internal damage may have taken place. PLEASE NOTE - extreme cold can cause the blood vessels to constrict preventing the body’s core from cooling and actually causing the internal temperature to rise further, in addition over cooling can cause hypothermia, introducing a host of new problems. Much the same treatment can be applied to cats suffering from overheating. Guinea pigs, rabbits and tortoises, etc. living in hutches or outside runs require cooler, shadier spots too. NOTE - the above is for advice only and is not intended to replace the expert diagnosis and specialist treatment of your veterinarian whose advice is always the best.


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Friday 15 July, starting at 8pm. This year there will be a small entrance fee of only 5€ for able-bodied adults over seventeen. All net proceeds go to the participating charities. Tickets will be on sale from Saturday 2 July from Vera Tourist Office, the Convento de la Victoria, Vera and from various outlets in your pueblo. Look for the posters! AMONG THIS YEAR’S PERFORMERS ARE: ‘Aire del Sur’ (Flamenco dance troupe); ‘Los Gringos’, (the newish rock band that everyone is talking about); ‘Menta y Canela’ a Spanish/Cuban duo who perform a wide range of Spanish language popular music. Tom Lee has an exciting six piece band 'VENZAL' to back him and guest singer, Emily Lee, Tom’s internationally acclaimed singer daughter. Another big band performing will be the newly enlarged Jam Factory led by Denis Hauke. With an eclectic mix of jazz, rock and Caribbean they’ll have you all dancing. The GIG will be their first public appearance. Andy and Nadine Highfield will be on the bill again this year offering a mix of American Country and Bluegrass. Andy is one of the finest flat-picking guitar players you’ll ever hear. ‘Funky’ Pete Fleming is bringing his Almeria based group, ‘SPECTRUM’ to give a whacky Caribbean sound to the programme. And by popular request, the enigmatic Lawrence Burton will be mesmerising the audience again with his recorders, whistles, flute, drums and chants. The Julie Bruce Dance Academy will be springing a few surprises as will piper, David Weir. With one or two acts and soloists still to confirm we already have twelve acts playing music for every taste. What a night it’s going to be. TRANSPORT: Costa Almeria Tours are offering a bus service from and to the outlying pueblos. Give them a call on: 646 760 389. There’s a regular bus service to Vera from Mojacar, Garrucha, Puerto Rey and Vera Playa. The BÚHOBUS (mini train) service will be extended to include the Recinto Ferial for the GIG. Final buses from Vera run at midnight, 01.00 and 03.00 going to Vera Playa, Puerto Rey, Pueblo Laguna, Garrucha and Mojacar Playa. If you’re driving there will be ample parking above the riverside parque and just 100 metres from the GIG. There is a chiringuito in the parque selling drinks and cooked tapas. There will also be a ‘food court’, serving baked potatoes, churros and similar fiesta food. This year as well as supporting all participating charities from Vera and the surrounding pueblos we’re also inviting clubs, associations and other social groups to rent a site, for a modest fee, to raise awareness of their activities and recruit members. Email Harvey at: or phone: 678 682 574. Vera Council will take full responsibility for the event. They will collect all entrance money and fees and distribute the proceeds between the participating charities.


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


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

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


Wednesday 8pm

Las Marinas, Vera Playa

950 617 467

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

Still no siesta!


950 478 625

Air conditioned Salon Credit cards accepted



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

SPORTS POOL DARTS MUSIC PARTIES SPORTS POOL DARTS MUSIC PARTIES OPEN FREE  Warm and friendly welcome Mon-Fri from 2pm  Open sun terrace Sat & Sun 12pm  Sky HD TV Sports Bar Esencial  Free tapa with a drink Parque Z-3 Hotel  Best panini on the playa Indalo Comercial Buddha/Tito's  Scuba diving information

Pam - 618 826 092 - Graham - 630 266 261 Look us up on Facebook for coming events


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Ventanas y Puertas Windows & Doors

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

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Bathrooms Great range of shower &

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

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← Marina


Hotel Playa


Parque → Comercial


Come and enjoy the craic!


Mediterranean Lamb, Chicken, Your No1 Cod & Chips, Mussels, Sardines, entertainment & much more ... venue in Mojacar, bringing Europe’s Truly Authentic Indian No1 Tribute Acts Chicken or Prawn Curry to the Costa cooked to your liking Almeria NEW Lighter Summer Menu see below for now being served on Sundays dates in place of the Carvery ... Paella - RESERVATIONS PLEASE Sky Sports • Pool Table Sardines, King Prawns, Mussels, Kids’ Room • Free WiFi Whitebait, Crispy Summer Salads, PLUS Full Menu h & Irish Breakfasts

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

SHOW NIGHTS  8th July ... Queen Tribute - SORRY, SOLD OUT 15th July ... Winner of the European Elvis Competition 2010 & Billed by the BBC as the World’s Greatest Elvis ... Simon Patrick aka “The Rebel” is Elvis supported by “Dean Ryan” the ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll experience!   27th July ... ABBA Tribute Show

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


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

© bluwater web design Oliver Garcia arranged the handing over of the funds to Vera Orphanage raised at the recent charity event organised by Sean Grew and held at Restaurant La Parata. The original amount of 965€ raised on the day was increased by 40€, raised from a quiz organised by Tony Matthews, and a further 20€ donated by a customer of The Emerald Isle making a grand total of 1025€. Asprodalba will be presented with a donation of 780€ raised from the food sales and the raffle.

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

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


POSTCARD FROM BLIGHTY by Phil Naylor ”This month’s image is not strictly “from” Blighty ... We were fortunate enough to be on our holidays in early June & I couldn’t resist the opportunity to show you all the Grand-daddy of all tortoises! Certainly related to the smaller tortoises found in the © Phil Naylor campo around Almeria, this “old boy” is an Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea), from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, and a bit of a celebrity! Allow me to introduce “Esmeralda” who is officially the world’s heaviest tortoise (the lady is Sue, my wife)! Some say the oldest too but no-one really knows when he, yes he’s a he, was born. There is a certificate in the reception area of Bird Island Lodge, Seychelles (where he lives) giving his year of birth as 1771 … but how would anyone know?! Be that as it may, he’s a big old boy and there’s something quite humbling to be in the presence of an ancient living creature of a race virtually unchanged for 180 million years!!”

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

JOEY & SANDY - Please don’t let these 2 dogs spend their final years in kennels. Joey, male, neutered, 6 years. Sandy, female, spayed, 13 years. 2 older dogs desperate to find a new home. They came to Puppy Rescue when their owner died 6 months ago. They both need homes to spend their final years, they don’t deserve to spend them in kennels. Friendly, loving dogs used to being in a home where they are loved. Can you give one or both of these dogs a permanent or long term foster home? We will board them free if you have to go away. Both fully vaccinated and Joey is UK passported. If you can give Joey and Sandy or any of our dogs a good foster or permanent home please ring 667 623 254 or go to


22nd February 1923 – 15TH April 2011 Written by his son Dad, namely Kenneth Archibald Thompson, was born in February 1923 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, the youngest and smallest of 5 brothers. His father was a Pantry man on the ocean-going liners which sailed between Liverpool and the USA. Money was in short supply and his mother used to take in washing and knit gloves for 2d per pair, incredibly, to supplement the family income. He was, however, a bright lad and passed the scholarship to Birkenhead Institute, a good school, which he joined in 1934, aged 11. He was a high achiever, gaining matriculation passes in 8 subjects, 5 with credit. At 16 he joined the RAF Cadet Force - it was then August 1939. Looking through his papers I found a pass giving the 18 year old permission to smoke, but only off base. In 1942 he was accepted for pilot training and 1943 found him in Saskatchewan, Canada, flying Ansons, Harvards and Tigermoths. At this time his nickname was Rodeo Thompson. This stemmed from an incident when his Tigermoth ran out of fuel and he had to land in a field full of horses. He walked to the farm to telephone the base to bring more fuel and when he returned to the field the horses were eating the plane. They apparently found the dope painted on the canvas wings irresistible. When he was posted to India, he flew a motley collection of planes and was awarded the Air Force Cross for conspicuous gallantry - landing a plane whilst badly injured. He once told me that he was shown a map but was not allowed to keep it, whilst flying berween isolated land strips. Flying in India in those days really was on a wing and a prayer. After the war he returned to Birkenhead, married, took me on and had a daughter, Michelle. At this time he was working as an insurance salesman, but decided to embark on a new career in law. He moved to London, lived in digs, studied at London University and Lincolns Inn Fields, was called to the Bar and became a qualified barrister in 1954. Quite an achievement for a working class boy. Using his newly acquired qualifications he joined the Civil Service (the Inland Revenue as I recall). He also joined the Masons, which became an important part of his life for a long period. My recollections of him at this time:Trilby hats (very Indiana Jones) ... A waxed moustache (very Biggles) ... Never let him get near the bathroom before you - he would be in there for hours ... Riding a Vespa down Western Avenue to work - a high-risk occupation - he came off many times. In 1968 he transferred to the Court Service where his law qualifications could be put to better use. It was about this time that he met Robbie and they married in October 1971 (incredibly nearly 40 years ago), extending his family and providing for further adventures (kindred spirits, I think). They moved to Harrow and a period of mid-life holidays and fun ensued. He finally retired some 26 years ago as Senior Clerk to the Court. Dad and Robbie moved to Neston on the Wirral - Parkgate - the posh part, then on to Pentre Halkin, North Wales, halfway up a very cold mountain. Twenty one years ago they moved to sunny Spain and built a house in Enix, finally moving to Mojacar and Turre. My personal reflections:When I was young he rarely lost his temper with me depite my constant provocation. He was always kind and supportive. He had a long, interesting and worthwhile life, but I will miss him, as shall we all. Tlf: 950 475 823

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We are not agents. Factory prices are your prices! • Windows, Doors, Enclosures, Shutters Aluminium, Wood, UPVC • Heating/Air Conditioning • Mosquito Screens • Kitchens & Appliances • Shower Screens • Various Metal Fabrications • Awnings & Blinds  all windows made in Spain for the spanish climate  IMPORTANT NOTICE ... PLAN OF RENOVATION (WINDOWS AND DOORS DIRECT) LIMITED TIME ONLY The Junta de Andalucía is giving grants of up to 40% towards the costs of renovating windows and doors on your property. Windows and Doors Direct are currently involved in this Plan and are in a position to help you apply for such a grant. If you are interested in this Plan and receiving a grant of up to 40% off your window and door renovation please pass by the office in order that we can give you a quote and submit your paperwork to the relevant body. This is a good opportunity for everyone who is a homeowner. This is only available for a limited time. Call into our show room at Avenida Almeria, Turre (next to The Fundraiser Charity Shop) or contact the office on 950 479 481 or our mobile 649 191 821


Open Every Day from 9am ‘til late

JD’s Café

Whole Roast Chicken with chips & salad, enough for 4, 19.95€

Kitchen Hours 9.30am - 3.30pm & 6pm - midnight


Good home-made food, all day breakfasts & daily specials

SATURDAYS ... Karaoke from 9pm Sing & dance the night away in our fully air-conditioned bar with Graham Dee

SUNDAYS ... Traditional Roast 6.50€

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Tel: 950 475 110 THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU: The Adjustment Bureau: Academy award nominee Matt Damon (The Bourne Trilogy) stars in this romantic thriller about a man who glimpses the future that fate has planned for him - and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful adjustment bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he has ever loved (Emily Blunt: The Young Victoria and The Devil Wears Prada). Based on the story by the legendary Philip K Dick (Total Recall, Minority Report and Blade Runner), The Adjustment Bureau is definitely entertaining and thought provoking. A must see! Also in July ... • The Fighter • Fair Game • Unknown • The Rite • Horrible Bosses • and more ...

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PAWS - patas GENERAL ENQUIRIES 678 490 217

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BRITT - is an active adolescent, playful and sociable. She is attention seeking and tries to engage you for play and companionship. She can be a little mouthy when she wants to get your attention and for this it is not recommended she go to young children. She can be dominant at times with weaker dogs as well. FLORENCE - What a sweet and good natured dog is our “Flo”. In fact, she is such a gentle animal that she is a submissive “smiler”, meaning she gives the appearance of showing a canine smile with her teeth when approached. Florence really likes human contact though she may be a little unsure at first due to her submissive nature, but once she knows you mean her no harm, she likes to remain close to you. She is easy to handle and causes no trouble at all with the other dogs in her living and play groups. VEGAN & PAPI These two gentle brothers were dumped in a garden when 2 months old – the owner has cared for them and now, at 8 months, it is time they found a good family home together, because they love each other so much and have so much love to give, they would make wonderful companions. Both very sweet and friendly, they have been vaccinated, castrated and microchipped and are both house-trained. If you would like any further information on Vegan and Papi, please contact Diane on 950 617 643 or Manuela 659 884 479.


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Alvaron: Merry Maidens Quiz 8pm

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

Cowboy Cocina: Conversational Spanish Classes. Beginners: 5.30pm, Intermediates: 6.30pm (5€) Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke TUESDAY Beachcomber: (Every 2nd of month) Book, CD & DVD Sale 11am Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke Tai Ji: Mojacar Beach opposite Rusty Nail 5.45pm (at Indigo Gym if weather bad) WEDNESDAY Bar Med: Quiz 9.30pm Emerald Isle: Live Entertainment (see boards for guest acts) Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke (see boards for guest acts) Lemon Lounge: Quiz 9pm The New Kimrick: Jam Session with Jonathan Payne & Guests (every other Wednesday)

Sophia Wellness Centre: Tai Ji class 3pm TUESDAY Miraflores: Whist WEDNESDAY El Naranjo: Darts 8.30pm Millionaire: Fun Poker Night 8pm Miraflores: Darts, Dominoes, Pool The Piano Bar: Tai Ji class 9.30am THURSDAY El Naranjo: Quiz 8.30pm Miraflores: Line Dancing 8pm Mo’s Music Bar: Live Music FRIDAY El Naranjo: Karaoke 8.30pm SATURDAY Bar Stop: Karaoke 9pm

Hacienda: Flamenco Show 8.30 pm

Miraflores: Live Music Dinner Dance or BBQ

Indigo Gym: Tai Ji class 3pm


Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke

El Naranjo: Live Entertainment 8.30pm

FRIDAY El Gaucho: Live Flamenco Show Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke (see boards for guest acts) SATURDAY

Pictured above - A Dutch couple await the delivery of a PAWS dog they have come to adopt at a rescue shelter in Holland.

Trufibar: Live Music from 2pm


Piano Bar: Line Dancing with Pamela 7.15 pm

Arriba: Get Fit & Healthy Day 11am

Bar Med: Live Entertainment


Miraflores: Quiz 8pm


PAWS is now beefing up its efforts to find new homes for Spanish dogs abroad. The animal rescue charity, which survived a financial crisis earlier this year, is back on its feet again but re-organising the way it works. Three Rescue organisations in Holland have all agreed to take a variety of PAWS dogs, and since March 58 animals have already departed for new homes in the Netherlands. PAWS are also working with three different organisations in Germany. And the established relationship with Ibizan Hound Rescue in the north of England sees a continuing flow of Spanish hunting dogs going to new homes there. PAWS has now partially relaxed its ban on taking in new animals, although the shelter is nearly full again, and there is a never-ending queue of dogs needing to come in. As we go to press the result of the Mojacar Council election is still not decided – but PAWS has firm commitments from the three parties who secured the most votes to provide the charity with continuing support.

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Miraflores: Aerobics/Aqua-aerobics 9am

678 490 217

Emerald Isle: Live Entertainment Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke Mesa: (Last Saturday in month) Live Music and Special Menu - tlf: 662 639 535 Tai Ji: (First Saturday of month) Mojacar Beach opposite Rusty Nail 10am - 12pm SUNDAY El Patio: Live music Emerald Isle: Quiz & Play Your Cards Right with DJ Ian 8pm Irish Rover: Entertainment & Karaoke


(some venues may be last minute)

MONDAY EVENING THE PIANO BAR, TURRE (Air con’d) 7.15pm 'til late 3€ per Dancer ALL LEVELS NEW BEGINNERS ... easy step by step lessons IMPROVERS ... moving from beginners into more interesting dances INTERMEDIATES/ADVANCED ... Zipping away until late

La Parata - call for details

Bookstall and Coin Collection for Pancreatic Cancer and free magazine swap always present at all lessons and events!

The New Kimrick - regular weekend entertainment

Telephone Pamela 950 398 076


Cryptic Crossword ACROSS 1. Run true or foster a change (7) 4. Sounds like help with a wager (4) 6. Secret store in replica chest (5) 8. Found monster mite likes wood (7) 9. Confused anteater can hide (7) 10. Medicinal quantities in judo sessions (5) 12. Rearrange furniture items to house a horse (6) 14. Wizard found to be of charmer lineage (6) 16. Plot to reveal bingo game (5) 17. Pull out excerpt? (7) 20. Discover zip not hinged (7) 21. Domain of true Majesty, initially (5) 22. A similar relative? (4) 23. Bill allows pills (7) DOWN 1. Lamina created inside shell (5) 2. Group endured upset, essentially (5) 3. Additional actors? (6) 4. Shorten a crossing (7) 5. Time of year to water offspring (6) 7. Live together in Acapulco, habitually (7) 11. Consult analyst for fruity insight (7)

12. Capital entertainer reveals natural quality (6) 13. Found love god and electrically charged one can be wearing (7) 15. Sounds like a heavy delay? (6) 18. Stir broth to find pulse (5) 19. Multiplication in graffiti message (5)

General Trivia Quiz 1. The Gregorian calendar replaced which calendar? 2. The final appearance in film for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe was in which 1961 movie? 3. The name of which African country stems from the Latin word for 'free'? 4. With five in total, 'The Singing Cowboy' Gene Autry holds which record in Tinseltown? 5. What was Hitler's codename for the planned invasion of Britain in WW II? 6. Most stars are classified using the letters O, B, A, F, G, K and M. Which letter is used to classify our sun? 7. Which popular emulsion takes its name from the Spanish port Mahon? 8. Richard Harris has played a King in three films. Can you name the films? 9. Name the eight countries that border Austria.

10. Which two UK number one hits from the 1980s had the name of a river in the song title? 11. Which three bowlers have taken the most wickets in test cricket? 12. Which two European countries have the Franc as the currency? 13. The title of which UK number one hit song from 1980 is an ancient Chinese province? (one word) 14. What book did the McWhirter twins originate to settle pub arguments? 15. In which city is A Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream set? 16. At the end of the film 'Casablanca', the plane carrying Ilsa and Victor Laszlo is bound for which city? 17. Arctic stems from the Greek word 'arktos'. What kind of animal is an arktos? 18. What is the Latin word for 'southern'?

Themed Crossword ACROSS 1. Capital of Spain (6) 3. New York lake, sounds tranquil (6) 7. Falls and honeymoon resort (7) 8. Austrian province (5) 9. Washington's largest city (7) 10. Country, initially (3) 11. Augusta is the state capital (5) 13. Florida resort (5) 18. Australian capital, initially (3) 20. Reykjavik is the capital (7) 21. Europe's longest river (5) 22. Australian river (7) 23. South American river (6) 24. Capital of Zimbabwe (6) DOWN 1. Monarchy on the French Riviera (6) 2. Saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan (4,3) 4. Italian isle (5) 5. Texas city (6) 6. Island country south of Sicily (5) 8. Famous fountain in Rome (5) 12. Currency of Nigeria (5)

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JUNE Birth Flower: Larkspur, also called Delphinium. The name "Larkspur" is derived from the spur of the flower and reminded some people of parts of the lark, hence "larkspur". Its colours include pink, white and purple. Meaning: Open heart and ardent attachment. Hidden message: Favoured during the Victorian era varied according to colour: Pink - fickleness, White - Joyful, happy-golucky and Purple - sweet disposition. Birthstone: The Ruby. The word Ruby is derived from the Latin word "ruber" which means "red". The Ruby is a member of the Corundum (aluminum oxide) family, its crystal structure hexagonal (trigonal), dipyramidal. Rubies are extremely hard, second only to diamonds. They come in a wide range of natural colours and shades of red. The colour range includes pinkish, purplish, orangey and brownish red depending on the chromium and iron content of the stone. Rubies are found in Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Cambodia, Afghanistan and India. It is also the wedding anniversary gemstone for the 40th year of marriage. The properties with which the Ruby is associated are devotion, integrity, courage and happiness; vitality, confidence and strength and is used to enhance energy, generosity and to bring success. Its healing properties are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to: blood and infection and increasing positive thought patterns. Sign of the Zodiac: Gemini (The Twins) May 21 - June 20 The third sign in the zodiac Characteristics: Inquisitive, Lively, Communicative, Clever, Adaptable Ruling Planet: Mercury Ruling Element: Air


14. Funchal is the capital of this Atlantic island (7) 15. Riga is the capital of this Baltic country (6) 16. Tenerife's volcanic peak (5) 17. Capital of the Czech Republic (6) 19. City in north eastern Oklahoma (5)

Solutions & Answers on Page 30

HA This is a story, which is perfectly logical to all males: HA A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6." A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk. The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?" He replied, "They had eggs." (I'm sure you're going back to read it again!)


Other Dates to Remember July 1: Canada Day

ANIMAL WELFARE APSA (Almanzora area) 663 762 642 PAWS-PATAS (Coast) General Enquiries 678 490 217 Puppy Rescue in Spain (Albox) 667 623 254 The Dog House Foundation (Huercal Overa) 626 766 073 CLUBS / SOCIETIES Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No (AUAN) Campaigning for legalisation of homes built without proper authority in the Almanzora Valley. Meets 11am on 3rd Sat of month in La Parilla, Albox.Tel: 617 118 209 Albox Computer Club - a non-profit computer club to help members make better and safer use of computers. Meets Fridays at Bar Rumores at 10am. Illustrated talks (large screen and projector) and members clinic for ailing computers. Email: Web: Almanzora Group of Friends (Albox) Reg. No. 3501. Information Centre and Library. Open Tues, Thurs & Sat 10am1.30pm. Avda. Lepanto, Albox (next to Bar Rumores). Extensive English Library, DVDs and Talking Books. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month, 8pm, at Bar Rumores. Day trips, mini holidays and other social events. Contact: 634 343 147 during opening hours. Almería Link Solos Friendship Club Meets 8.30 pm Wednesdays at Vera Hotel. Newcomers always made welcome. For info: Johnny 950 478 899 or Heather 950617558 /667243561 Bowling Clubs See opposite page. Club Taurino de Mojácar. A non-profit making club with no membership fees. Regular meetings and informal gettogethers. Enjoy trips by coach, train, car or on foot to interesting places & exciting events nearby & further afield. Contact Audrey or Mike 950 475 261. Golf Clubs See opposite page. Dames In Huercal Overa. Meet 3rd Wednesday of month, 10.30am at the Tennis Club, Huercal Overa. Chairman Pauline Smith 610 315 530. Dames In Spain. Meet 3rd Monday of month, 11am at Kimrick, Mojácar. Chairman Gail Creasey 950 472 225. Secretary Iris Hamilton 950 475 863. Dames In Turre. Meet last Monday of month, 11am at Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre. Guests always welcome. Secretary Pam Smith 950 475 418. President Lesley Barlow 950 478 633. Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International. Tlf: Geoff Ward 950 615 068 or David Templeman 950 168 349. Freemasons. Tlf: 950 460 380


Indalo Players. Membership secretary 950 615 566. President 950 069 118 or 637 817 982. Karate Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Saturday 10am. Tlf: 950 475 403. Kids’ Ballet Classes. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Saturday 10am. Tlf: 950 475 403. Kids’ Gymnastics Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Friday 5.30pm – from 4 years up. Tlf: 950 475 403. Mojácar Angling Club (M.A.C.) 950 473 099 Mojácar Bridge Club Valle de Este Hotel. Wednesday 7pm. Les: 950 437 100 Mojacar Community Library. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 11am - 1pm. Multipurpose Centre, Mojácar Fuente (lower level). Annual household membership 12€. Seniors 10€ and free for English-reading Spanish. Mojácar Cricket Club (M.C.C.) Sam 663 132 487/ Dave 950 617 606 Mojacar Sewing Circle. Meet at Bella Vista, Wednesday 10.30am. Tlf: Brenda 950 390 426 or Sylvia 950 472 967 Mojácar Taekwon-do Club. Mic hael Williams 646 844 708 Mojacar Walking Group. Register on or Tlf: 950 467 679. Schedules will be e-mailed to registered walkers, and only those registered are invited to walk. Mountain Biking Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Wednesday 9am. Tlf: 950 475 403. Pamela’s Line Dance Club. Tlf: 950 398 076. PIRACC - a charitable project of Albox Computer Club. PIRACC recycles older donated computers and related items, refurbishes them into working systems, and passes them on to deserving causes. Contact us if you have stuff to donate, or if you know a deserving cause who would benefit from our help. Email:, Web: Running Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Monday 5pm. Friday 9.30am. Tlf: 950 475 403. Taekwon-do Club. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Monday 7pm Ages 12 years to Adults. Saturday 3pm Ages 4 – 7 years. Saturday 4pm Ages 12 years to Adults. Tlf: 950 475 403. The Luvvies Theatre Group - a nonprofit amateur dramatic company. Meets Wednesdays at Bar Rumores 3pm. All are welcome - on stage, behind the scenes, general help. We put on two to three major productions a year, and have other theatre related activities in between. Email: Web: VERA - We are looking at forming a social club for English speaking people, to meet once a week in a local bar with wifi, also to organise trips. If you are interested please contact us on 634 328 303 or

1: 50th anniversary of the birth of Diana, Princess of Wales 2: 50th anniversary of the death of author Ernest Hemingway 4: Independence Day (USA) 5: 100th anniversry of the birth of Georges Pompidou, president of France 6: 40th anniversary of the death of Louis Armstrong 6-14: San Fermin Fiesta, Pamplona and Bull Run 12: Orangemen’s Day (NI) 14: Emmeline Pankhurst Day 14: Bastille Day (France) 15: St. Swithun's/ Swithin's Day 16: Virgen del Carmen 16: 100th anniversary of the birth of American actress Ginger Rogers 18: 200th anniversary of the birth of English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray in 1811 21: Independence Day (Belgium) 24: 100th anniversary of Hiram Bingham re-discovering Machu Picchu 25: Santiago - St James’ Day, patron saint of Spain) 25: Día de Galicia 28: The Day of the Institutions of Cantabria marks the anniversary of the creation of the Cantabria province. 31: 125th anniversary of the death of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in 1886 31: 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936

Dates for your Diary July To 17: Ruta de Tapas por Mojácar II. (See page 9 for details) 7: Cancer Charity Fundraiser at Miraflores, Camping Los Gallardos. 8€ includes BBQ and entertainment with John Lodge and JC. Tel: 950 469 519. 7: Royal British Legion, Albox, Summer Bazaar at La Parrilla, Albox. Tables 5€ for anyone wishing to sell their wares. This cost goes directly to the RBL Fund, so will help provide the ongoing support for past and serving service personnel. For details contact Sandra at 17: Tai Ji Workshop at Luz de Luna Retreat. Call Steve Burton 950 472 345 or 637 480 176 or email for more details. 12-15: Club Taurino Summer House Party trip to Granada. Now only 159€ per person. Contact Audrey or Mike 950 475 261 or go to their website: 15: "GIG IN THE PARQUE II" Vera from 8pm. (see page 22). Tlf: Harvey Defriend 678 682 574 or email: for more info. 29: ‘Opera Hungaria’ perform an abridged version of Mozart’s Don Juan (Don Giovanni) at Plaza Mayor, Vera. Free entrance though donations to the foundation welcome. For more info. contact Harvey Defriend 678 682 574 or email: August 27: PAWS Charity Event, Ankara Beach Bar, Mojácar (see page 5 for info.) September

SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous - Mojacar English Group. Meetings in July: Tues & Fri, 12.30pm at the Artisan Centre, near Mojacar Fuente. Centre closed in August but contact 617 878 207 or Almeria Angels - Care & Support Services. Paseo Mediterraneo, Mojacar Playa. Tel: 902 026 468. Email: Web: Mojácar Area Cancer Support Group (MACS) Helpline: (0034) 634 656 555. General Enquiries: Elaine (0034) 607 598 470. E-mail: Ostomist Support for Expats. Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Joyce 950 137 109.

24: ‘PAWSAID’, Artisan centre, Mojácar (see page 4 for info)

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Tlf: 657 982 878 or E-mail:

‘London Bill’ fished Macenas rocks and had a few small sea bass using a small silver spoon. He says his Spanish mates are still catching some good fish from marks in Villaricos. I heard from a Villaricos angler an 8lb Palomete was caught spinning at the river mouth south of Villaricos. ‘Pugwash Pete’ tried to get out one day but as usual, at the moment, he was soon beaten back into the marina by strong winds. (Got to get up earlier boys) ‘Capitano Brian Cuba’ and his partner ‘Admiral Phil’ had a really good day out with well over 50 fish being caught. One of the guys got into a VERY large 'something', it fought like mad and really bent a 30lb rod then it took the hook and trace, sad it was interesting. (My money’s on a conger) ‘Farmer Rory’, ‘Grandad Alan’ and ‘Grandson Daniel’ caught pouting, pandoras and combers, hake, bogues and a nice red snapper. ‘40 watts’, ‘Little Ken’ and ‘Queeg’ (I think his nickname is spelt!) of the ‘Grumpy Old Men of Los

Gallardos’ fished a lake north of Lake Negratin near Baza. They caught a lot of fish just below the Sierras and had carp to 4lbs. ‘Baza Barry’ continues to fish Lake Negratin and says as the water warms he is catching more and bigger fish, this week he caught carp to 6lbs. The Rods and Reels venue again, for this week’s match was the Embalse de Argos at Calasparra. The water level is still very high, and could still be rising, not allowing us to use all the old pegs. The fishing again, as last week, was poor in terms of the amount of anglers catching decent weights. Still, at this time of the year, the pegs that are producing are the deep water pegs at the far end, close to the point. Also the water is very clear with no algae colouring the water. The weather had vastly improved with the sun out most of the day. 1st Ian (Irish Wizard) Dalzell fishing the pole using tares with 52lbs. 2nd Lenny (Ex Cultural Attaché) Bolton fishing the pole using paste with 51.5lbs. 3rd Mick (The Arsenal) Hill fishing the pole using paste with 49.5lbs. This week’s Abbey Angling match was fished on the River Segura. The water was still a grey clay colour and was pushing through very fast with all types of debris, reeds, bottles etc. I am not sure where all the extra water is coming from at present, it is a possibility they are running excess water off the reservoirs to get the levels

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

Markets & Rastros Wed: Malibu (formerley Mariela’s) Mojacar Playa - Craft Fair ... 9am - 1pm Wed: Camping Los Gallardos NOW EVERY WEDNESDAY ... 9am Wed: La Cumbre Restaurant, Los Gallardos ... 9am - 1pm Wed: Mercamundo, El Real, Antas ... 10am - 3pm Sat: Indalo Centre, opposite Red Cross, Mojacar Playa ... 9am - 2pm Sat: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road, Albox ... (am) Sat: Sopalmo ... 10 am - 4 pm Sun: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre) Mojácar Fuente ... (am) Sun: (first Sunday of month) La Montaña Farmers’ Market ... 12pm Sun: (second Sunday of month) Bédar ... 9am (not August) Sun: (second Sunday of month) Mercamundo, El Real, Antas ... 10am - 3pm Sun: (second Sunday of month) Velez Rubio, on Industrial Estate

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down before the coming winter’s rain as at present all the reservoirs are brim full. Fishing was again patchy with the top three anglers as follows: 1st Stan (The Man) Roberts with 25.5lbs on the pole, pellet and maggot. 2nd Lenny (Ex Cultural Attaché) Bolton with 23lbs on the pole and maggot. 3rd Mike (The Arsenal) Hill with 18.5lbs on pole, feeder and corn, Mike at the moment has found his form and is making the best of it. All details are available from the Match Secretary Terry Screen on 965 328 368. Anglers Together was formed to introduce and encourage anglers of all abilities to meet up and get together to fish, either sea or freshwater. Firm friendships have been formed during the time the group has been active and information on fishing venues and licenses required are available at the meetings or by regular emailed newsletters. Anyone with an interest in fishing (sea or freshwater) is welcome to come along to a meeting to see what we’re about. The next meeting is on Saturday 9th of July at 12 o’clock at The New Royal Bar and Restaurant, El Alamillo, opposite the sea-front between Isla Plana and the Port. (Mazzaron) The Albox Fishing Club meets every two weeks on a Wednesday, check out when the next meeting is, at the Azafran Bar. Checkout Mojacar’s weather and sea conditions here on the Beachcomber webcam. You must first download the latest version from to see it. For further information on any of the above or to find out about

Me with a comber, note the swim bladder sticking out of its mouth. A quick prick with the point of a hook bursts this and allows the fish to swim away in most cases. beach, boat or coarse fishing licenses, see John at the Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Mojacar Playa or tel 950 473 099. In case of difficulty reaching me (probably out fishing) ask staff for my mobile number. See more about the Beachcomber at:

Mojacar Local Buses

1st Jun to 30th Sep

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

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

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

Golf Clubs & Societies Aguilon Golf Members: Les Raufer: Tlf: 636 938 404 or 634 641 199 Almería Golf League: Les Raufer: Tlf: 950 619 273 or 634 641 199 Badgers Golf Society: Keith Bradley: Tlf: 950 478 525 or 607 305 339 Boxers Golf Society: Tlf:607 675 318 or forums section of www. Cortijo Grande Golf Club: Mike Picken: Tlf: 950 475 509 Forum Golf Society: Phil Elam: Tlf: 666 847 840 or website: Marina Members Golf Club: Bob Tink: 950 472 551 Media Golf Society: Carol or Trevor: Tlf: 950 461 077 or 671 971 410 Valle del Este Golf Society: Alan Townsend: Tlf: 690 090 982


National Number for Fire, Police and Ambulance

112 Multilingual Operators

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

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

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

Galasa (Emergencies): 902 355 575

Sevillana (Emergencies): 902 516 516

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

TAXIS MOJACAR 610 850 076 627 468 468 24 HOUR SERVICE

RADIO-TAXI 950 22 22 22

Gener al T rivia General Trivia Ans wer s Answ ers

BARS with FREE WIFI Mojácar Playa unless specified

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

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

e:Mo’s Bar & Bistro, La Alfoquía

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

Sudoku Solution

1. The Julian calendar 2. The Misfits 3. Liberia (from Latin liber meaning free) 4. The most stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 5. Operation Sea Lion (unternehmen Seelöwe) 6. G (our sun is a G2 yellow dwarf) 7. Mayonnaise 8. Camelot (King Arthur), Robin and Marion (King Richard) and King of the Wind (King George II) 9. Liechtenstein, Germany, Czech Rep, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland 10. Orinoco Flow (Enya) and Ferry Cross the Mersey (Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden and Stock Aitken Waterman) 11. M. Muralitharan (800), S. Warne (708) and A. Kumble (619) 12. Switzerland and Liechenstein 13. Xanadu (Olivia Newton John and ELO) 16. Lisbon 14. Guinness Book of World Records 17. Bear 15. Athens 18. Australis


Index to Display Adverts in This Issue Advertiser



ABC (Air-Con & Satellite Specialist) ............. FC Almeria Angels (Care Services) .................. 7 AMD (Building, General, Gardening) .............. 8 Auto Frio (Vehicle Air-con) ............................... 12 AXA Insurance ....................................................... FC Bar Esencial ............................................................... 23 Bar Med ............................................................................. 5 Bar Stop ......................................................................... 25 BayRadio .......................................................................... 4 Bluwater Web Design .................................. IF Cafe O ................................................................................. 6 Camping Los Gallardos ......................... 15 Cara’s (Irish) Bar ............................................... 22 Casa Benedict (Property Rentals) ............ IB Cherri Bar Park Homes ........................... 24 Chiropody & Beauty (Kim White) .... 17 Coastal Properties ......................................... FC Cool Air (Vehicle Air-con) ................................. 12 Costasol (Toldos) ......................................................... 9 Crash Repairs (Auto Finishing) .................... 3 De Lima’s Removals & Used Furniture .. 21 Dental Clinic (Mojácar) ........................... BC Digiprint (Design & Print Services) ................ 5 Diva’s Hair, Nail & Beauty Salon ................... 16 D.Match Digital Services ...................... BC El Ancla ................................................................................ 6 El Gaucho Argentinian Grill/Pizzeria ........... FC El Naranjo ....................................................................... 4 El Patio 2000 Chiringuito ............................... FC Emerald Isle .................................................................. 6 English Move (Removals) ............................... 21 Ferretería Mojácar ........................................... 3 First Call Computer Solutions ......... 21 Gill’s English Bedlinen & Fashions ................... 4 GSF Communications .................................. 11 Hair Design ................................................................ FC Hair Scene .................................................................. 23 Happy Camp Family Holidays ... BC Handyman That Can ....................................... 3 Harmony Therapies ...................................... 17 Hipermercado Mojácar ......................... BC Irish Rover Showbar ..................................... 23 Iron Art ............................................................................. 25 Isapelucan Dog Grooming .................... 3 FC: Front Cover

BC: Back Cover


Kennedy Financial Services .................. 5 Kimrick .................................................................................. 5 La Cabaña Argentinian Grill ...................... 25 La Cantina Mexican Restaurant ................ 24 La Parata ..................................................................... 11 Lavanderia Los Arcos .................................... 5 Lemon Lounge Bar ............................................. 11 Linen Store/We Fit ........................................ 23 Location Removals/Storage/Auctions ........ IB Locksmith (Lee/Dean) ................................ FC Mesa Bar-Grill-Restaurant .................... IF Millionaire ................................................................... 23 Miraflores Bar Restaurant .................. 15 Mo’s Music Bar ..................................................... 18 Mobility Matters ................................................ 21 Mojacar Holiday Services .................. 10 Mojácar Homes ....................................................... 3 Movieland ................................................................... 25 Neil Godwin - Electrician ......................... 3 Paint Magic Decorator ................................... FC Pets Paradise ......................................................... 24 Pía Retirement Homes ................................... 3 Posada del Candil (Hostal) ........................ 8 Ralf Motors Levante SL ........................... 12 Ramo del Limon Restaurant ...................... 11 Real Covers (for Pools) ........................................ 9 Restaurant 22 ........................................................ 13 Rod Bridges (Appliance Repairs) ................. 3 Spanish Property Choice ...................... 25 Solo Satellite & Air-con .......................... BC Suckling Electrical ................................................ 3 Sunflower Clothes & Accessories .............. 13 Toscana Italian Restaurant-Bar ................... FC The Beauty Spot ................................................ 17 The Fundraiser (Charity Shop) ...................... 9 The Loft Lounge Bar ......................................... IF The Property Shop ......................................... 25 Torre Bahia .................................................................... 9 Ventanas y Puertas ....................................... 23 Victoria Insurance Services ................ 21 We Fit/Linen Store ........................................ 23 Windows & Doors Direct ..................... 25 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ............................... FC

IF: Inside Front Cover

IB: Inside Back Cover

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

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La Noche de San Juan 23/24th June 2011


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The morning after! The Town Hall did a fantastic job clearing everything away in time for the day’s beach dwellers.

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