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MOJACAR FUN RUN November 8th 2009

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elcome to my ‘third’ issue. Doesn’t time fly when one’s having fun!! Actually I have been having a ball dressing up the ads for Christmas; bit like a child with a colouring book! To those of you who are still sending good luck and congratulations messages, I thank you, and because I couldn’t help myself, have included a small ‘blow my own trumpet’ section. And thanks again to my helpers and contributors - don’t stop sending in your news. Well done to all those who dressed up for Hallowe’en, I am indebted to Petter and Bluwater Web Design for taking some great pics. Some of you were completely unrecognizable but my sources told me who you were! Did anyone spot my small faux pas in the last issue? Well you would have done if you’d taken notice of the date I put on the

‘clocks go back one hour’ and carried on regardless until Monday morning. At least the crossword survived! Christmas fast approacheth and for that issue I have lots of bits’n’pieces, hopefully, to keep you amused. To my Advertisees, I shall be coming round for your Christmas messages so start thinking now and do try to keep them clean! Right, I’m now handing this over to the printer and I hope you’ll be pleased to know ... no nervous breakdowns this issue ... just a bit of last minute flapping!!


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fair is to be held on Monday 7th December at the Hotel Puntazo, Mojácar Playa starting at 10.00am. There will be a large range of stalls with something for everyone; ladies’ and gents’ clothes, jewellery, brica-brac, games, children’s’ clothes, homemade cakes and lots of books. There will also be a raffle and port and mince pies to keep you in the festive mood. This is the Church’s main fundraising event of the year. The Church is totally self funding and gives generously to Charities. Come early and enjoy a taste of Christmas. Donations will be welcome of either prizes for the raffles or items to sell on the stalls. If you do have any items you wish to donate contact Tony Baugh 950 475 310, Dorothy Smith 950 478 066 or any member of the church. The Dames in Turre have a talk on cruising by Doreen Wolton on November 30th at the Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre at 11am and on 5th December a Christmas Market in the square, Turre. To book a stall contact Pam 950 475 418. I received a rather lengthy press release from the town hall regarding, amongst a few other things, the construction of the new football ground. Basically the construction of same has been awarded to Progall, provisionally that is, for the sum of one million, seven hundred thousand euros with the idea that it be ready by the end of next year. Another press release from the town hall informed me that next year’s Moors and Christians will be celebrated on 11th, 12th and 13th June. This is the first notice of forthcoming events I have received so far in advance. They normally send them through with only two or three days notice and some have even been sent after the event took place! Anyway, artists are invited to submit a poster design or photograph for the event to the Mojácar Tourist Office by ‘31st’ November but I should get it in by the 30th just to be on the safe side! The Dames in Spain had a full house at their October meeting featuring a talk and demonstration on reflexology by Sharon Bringloe from Sol Passion. Jill Leonard was the lucky ‘Dame’ in receipt of the treatment whilst some of the unlucky ones indulged in an “excellent” lunch of Paul’s famous fish and chips. Calling ALL Ladies. Arriba Café


... and more

Stoney’s Bar, Turre Stoney’s now host a quiz every Monday night. Apparently Mike is the quiz master and if you’re thinking of going it starts at 9pm.

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Bar on Mojácar Playa now have a “Ladies Day” every Thursday from 2pm. There is a wide range of items for sale which includes jewellery, clothes (Monsoon, M&S, Next), make-up, handbags and much, much more. Last week clairvoyant, Hilary Richards, was in attendance giving card readings. There is a special 2 course menu on offer for 5.50 euros, choose either a starter and main or main and dessert. Pat says if anyone wants to promote their business then this is a good place to start or just come along and strike up some new friendships. PAWS Charity Shop on Mojácar Playa has put out the “party wear” for the Christmas party season at prices that won’t break the bank. Shop hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am ‘til 1.30pm. The shop is also looking for a till, dress rails and shelving. If you can help call Julie on 950 168 379 or 627 819 512. Beachcomber has asked me to let you know that their full menu is on offer from 11am until last orders at 9pm and also that their take-away service is available all day too. (So when most restaurants have given up feeding people mid-afternoon you know where you can get something to eat). Edna Freeman has started yoga classes for seniors on Thursday mornings, 10am at The Kimrick. Anyone wishing to take part must take an exercise mat or towel, a blanket and a small cushion. For more information call Edna on 950 469 399. I’m sure you must have already read the articles about PANGA. I too received an email regarding this fish and duly checked out the supplied link: article/279343 which contained rather alarming information. So I decided to ask the MAC fishing man himself, Beachcomber John. This is what he said … “I’m not saying everything in the website article is correct but Panga is a freshwater (not sure about fresh though) catfish from Vietnam. It is mostly farmed in the Mekong River which is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. Some unscrupulous restaurant owners are selling it as their “beer battered fish and chips” and as you might expect it’s usually cheaper than normal. Although this is not a lie, it is not right. It is sold to an unsuspecting public who believe it to be a salt water fish they would recognise and not a slimy

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monster that comes from such a dubious source. This fish is farmed and fed with dubious food and I am also told the fish fillets are bleached before being sent to Europe. This is likely as the fish’s flesh is not naturally white, the fact this fish is known as a “Grey Sole” lends itself to this theory. I say eat it at your peril and remember you usually get what you pay for”. Beachcomber John. PS. The Beachcomber doesn’t use this fish by the way. (And Zak’s Plaice in Garrucha informed me that neither do they). A warning to those of you who live in areas where they go shooting for rabbits and such like. A rather distressed lady, who lives at the top of Agua de Enmedio, called in to say that her 18 month old dog had just died from poisoning - an absolutely horrible death which took just eight hours. Apparently the shooters put poisoned meat down to kill the foxes in these areas. My sympathy to the lady and to everyone else, be aware. Mojácar Bridge Club have had to change their venue. Same day and time – Wednesday 7pm but is now at Valle de Este Hotel. The Rose Singers concert on the 6th & 7th of November at the Kimrick was received enthusiastically by the large audiences. The programme opened with the Abba song “Thank You for the Music” which was also the title of the concert. Music was heard by Bert Bacharach, Paul Simon and many other popular composers. Anne Tole and Ann Durrant sang the lovely duet “Wings of Sleep” by Ivor Novello. Anne Tole and Sue Mehmet were the soloists in “ Pie Jesu” from the requiem by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The choir sang an arrangement of Schubert’s “The Lord is my Shepherd” for three part ladies and also the popular “You Raise Me Up”, as well as more upbeat numbers like “Chatanooga Choo Choo”, “Lullaby of Broadway” and ‘Get Happy”. Ruth Wood made everyone laugh with a poem by Pam Ayers and in the second half Lyn Ferris gave the audience an explanation of the song “Send In The Clowns” before performing it. Pam Peters, the accompanist, was once again on form playing a selection of songs by George Gershwin. Another song by Abba “Dancing Queen” closed the concert. The draw on Friday night raised funds for MACS cancer support and on Saturday night for

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Call out service offered PAWS. The singers’ next concert will be on April 23rd & 24th 2010 so be sure to make a note in your diaries. News from Major Tom … He had a great day taking part in the Armistice day parade, then he went to a pub and had a few too many!. He says he’ll be back in Mojácar during January. Zak’s Plaice in Garrucha have a new addition to their Promenade Special menu. A range of Pukka pies is now on offer. So, you can now get, fish and chips, kebab meat and chips with a choice of sauce AND Pukka pie and chips all for only 5 euros each!! Does anyone know why we have been plagued with flies? Well one of my readers offered a possible explanation and I quote, “Perhaps the recent fires have killed some creatures that normally obliterate these annoying little, useless, insects.” I have been told The Advertiser has gone international. A copy of the October issue was being clutched, destined for Australia. The Beachcomber on Mojácar Playa, over looking the Mediterranean, announce the launch of their new three course Menu del Día y Noche. A 3 course meal available every lunchtime and evening for only ‘8.50 euros’. Yes, that’s right , ‘8.50 euros’. They claim to have the finest Fish and Chips on the playa with crispy beer batter, skinless fillets of succulent fish and home-made chips. If Beachcomber John, Mojacar ’s fishing expert, can’t spot a decent fish, no one can! Also their Kentucky Style Chicken is always available with BBQ beans or coleslaw. Call The Beachcomber on 950 473 099. My spies report that another drama is imminent at La Paratá. The section of road just beyond the point where there was that horrific landslide nearly four years ago is developing widening, lengthwise cracks. At the time that the retaining wall was being built in order to continued on page 6


Sat 28th Nov: . Brendan O’Dee th Paseo del Mediterraneo, Mojacar Sat 5 Dec: ... JC Sat 12th Dec: ... see boards (below Rest. Mediterraneo) Sat 19th Dec: ... see boards Smoking permitted


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(left) Geoff Cross, the plumber, and his wife Susie, in Alvaron as they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on All Hallow's Day. They started the celebration on Hallowe'en but it became the real thing after midnight.

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(right) An eternally young John in Alvaron, with Carolyn, as John celebrated his fiftieth birthday ... ... for the seventeenth time.

Katie and Emma at Reflections. Emma (sitting) has been visiting Katie. One night they ended up playing poker in Reflections where Emma, a complete novice, demonstrated amazing skill. They were playing for cigarettes and Emma, a non-smoker, won 30 of them which she then sold back to the smokers in exchange for a few drinks!



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As advertised on Spectrum Radio ... Beachcomber John's Kentucky Style Fried Chicken made with a secret blend of herbs & spices just like you know who's and always * freshly cooked to order to ensure a crisp coating and * * succulent meat. Four pieces of chicken, fries & bbq beans or coleslaw 7.50€ 3 COURSE MULTICHOICE MENU OF THE DAY & NIGHT 11.50€ (Main course 7.50€) Plus an extensive wider choice menu


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restore the road following the original landslide, the authorities were told that it would be wise to extend the wall well beyond the limits of the area affected by the slide - but the advice was not heeded. Said spies advise that the same cliff face has been weakening, further along, for some time and the recent heavy rain speeded up the process. Unless immediate action is taken, expect a spectacular fall along that same road - soon. Bar La Montana have some new events planned … Pulse, a blues, rock, jazz & folk band, will be playing on Sunday 22nd November from around 1.30pm. Ed Stacey’s Fat Boy Blues will be playing a cool chill out of blues in their upstairs terrace bar on Thursday the 26th. Tickets are 5 euros with Sausages, Mash and Gravy being served.


Starting Sunday 29th as well as the jam session there will be a Rastro, all stall holders are welcome and if the first one is a success then the plan is to hold it every second week. Pre - Christmas Roast Lunches are now being offered at 12 euros for three set courses and Arriba Arriba are booked for their New Year’s Day entertainment. Christmas Day is now fully booked however, if the sun is, “roaring and lovely and warm” they can take more as they have loads of outside seating and are going to check the weather forecast a couple of days before. Siobhan said their Hallowe’en went with a bang and the costumes were tremendous. When they had finished at their bar they all stormed down to the corner bar in Bédar so that they both got some business. As Siobhan said, it’s good to help each other out in these difficult times. Lauren, alas, has gone back to England and they miss her terribly. Apparently she was great in the


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James, who has been here for three years, with Katie. By the time you read this James will have left Mojácar to return to London where he will be working for a security firm.

Julian, on his birthday, with his mother, Jackie. She's making the most of his company before he and Richard leave for pastures new.

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For every memorial statue with a person on a horse, if the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died of battle wounds; if all four of the horse’s legs are on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Elaine Hoaliston, who has owned a holiday home in Mojácar for the past five years, out with friends as she celebrated her fiftieth birthday on November 20th.



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kitchen and is thinking of doing a catering course as well as driving lessons. Don’t forget it’s “Happy Hours” every Friday afternoon 2.00pm until 6.00pm. And finally, the puppy born to their little stray dog, Penny, will be needing a home soon! Call 697 302 129 or 617 577 615 to book for any of the above or information on any other forthcoming events. The Merry Maidens Monday night quiz hosted by Alvaron is proving to be extremely popular so if you’re thinking of going remember registration is at 8pm for a prompt 8.30 start. There’s lots to

Mon - Sat: 11am- 9 pm Sun: 5 pm- 9 pm

win as well as raising money for MACS and food is available during the break for 1 euro. John also has plans to do Bingo on a Sunday but the start date has yet to be confirmed. If you want to go to Zak’s Plaice in Garrucha but abandon the idea due to the on-going problem of parking one’s car, Zak has come up with a cunning plan. Put this number, 950 133 193, under “Z” and telephone your order through. As all his meals are freshly cooked to order this will cut down on the waiting time and you might be able to get away with a bit of ‘Spanish parking’ while you just go in to pick it up, and to pay, of course! The Indalo Players would like to thank everyone who supported their recent production, “Dying To Meet You”, at the Kimrick. Directed by Peter Marriott, the show played to nearly a full house on all three dates

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Sarge and Julian joined forces to celebrate their birthdays at a Kimrick Sunday lunch. In the background you can just see Sarge's grand daughter, Ellie-May. Emily on the terrace outside Reflections with all her friends as she celebrated her birthday. Emily is the girl whom Craig is pointing out whilst “patting her hocks.”

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and they feel it was the efforts of the press coverage that made the play such a resounding success. The proceeds of the raffle and programme sales were donated to MACS. On Saturday 7th November Mariela Oasis introduced their famous Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb priced at only 25 euros for 2 people sharing and also had one of the best musical evenings ever by way of a lovely duo, Lane and Sam Catchlove, playing music with a difference. If you missed it they will be back on Sunday 22nd November

and again on Sunday 20th December, when they will be playing and singing Christmas carols as part of their programme in their own style. A “Stop Press” from The Beachcomber. Wednesday 25th November they are putting on a 60s night. Trevor, the singer/guitarist, has never sung in Mojácar before. He loves singing songs by the likes of Elvis, Holly’s, Beatles, Searchers, Andy Williams, Monkeys and Roy Orbison. He also loves jazz and much more. It is not necessary to have a meal but The Beachcomber’s full menu will be available on the evening as will their new menu of the day and night for only 8.50 euros. Bookings are advisable for those wanting to eat or to reserve a table, walk-ins will be catered for if possible and those just going for a drink, no problem. To book, call 950 473 099. And finally … if you can’t bear the thought of putting up your Christmas decorations then I know someone who will do it for you. Unfortunately I don’t have his number but I do see him regularly along the playa so if you contact me I will pass it on.


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orry to bring this up but as I write this there are only 53 days ‘til Christmas (and even less by the time you read it). For this reason I’d like to remind you about a website that, you may remember, I told you about last November. The site is . For the very reasonable price of £5.99 Father Christmas will send little boys and girls a personalised Christmas card, depending, of course, on whether they have been very well behaved little boys and girls. The site is very easy to navigate so I will not talk you through it again. Go have a quick look-see if you think it may be of use to you. I know my nieces and nephews are going to freak out completely when theirs arrive and I’m looking forward to seeing that as much as they are going to enjoy looking back at receiving them in years to come. I’m not sure if I can think of anything better to spend a few quid on. There are very few things in this life that are inevitable. Taxes are one and broken washing machines another. The only thing that is truly inevitable, though, is death. I am not referring to that rather tall fellow in black with a propensity towards sharp farming implements, I am talking about the real deal, the final curtain, mortal finality, the end. Despite (or perhaps, in spite of ) the inevitability of death very few of us prepare for it. Now of course one can pray or meditate and even philosophise to prepare oneself mentally and spiritually for the terminal moment but what our relatives want for us to do is to state very clearly where all the money and gold is hidden and thereafter to know to whom it should be distributed. The standard practice here is for a lawyer to slide on to the scene and get his share before your loved ones get a lookin. This unfortunately is another one

of life’s little inevitabilities. Of course, legal documentation is of paramount importance but with the advent of the digital age another need has presented itself. This is to protect your online assets as well your physical assets. have picked up the gauntlet on this and seem to have thoroughly taken care of things. Legacy Locker’s statement of intent include these words, “Your will (or estate or trust) protects your car, your house, your retirement account, and all your other assets for you. It ensures these valuables make their way to your spouse, siblings, children, or other loved ones. But what happens to all the information you’ve stored on the Internet, from your email address(es) to your PayPal account to your Facebook profile? Most of the websites we all use on a regular basis have little-to-no provisions in place for a loved one to transfer account information in a time of need. In some cases you might even need to get a lawyer involved just to access an email inbox. Your digital legacy needs protection, and we’ve built Legacy Locker to help solve these problems.” That about sums it up but they go on to add that you can use your locker to keep passwords and other info for your own retrieval too. Legacy Locker do run a free scheme, which I suggest you try first before committing to the full protection plan, which does cost. At this point in the process Legacy Locker put you into a rather awkward position. You must decide whether to pay a monthly rate or a large one off, rest of life, payment. The ensuing pause for thought on realising this predicament is as sobering a moment as one could dread to have. For my part it works out cheaper to pay the lump sum, as long as I promise to behave myself. Lol. is an excellent tool and should be looked at by everybody and I would like to add, to that, my sincere and futile wishes that none of you ever need it. If you find anything worth having a look at online do let me know about it at ‘til next time. El Navegador.


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Shirley and family at her birthday party, which was combined with her “leaving do” in Bar Med, pictured left to right are sisters Pauline and Jane, Shirley herself and brother Jim.

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Just as the last edition of this illustrious rag hit the streets, the good fishermen of Garrucha reported a record haul of melva. In just one day they brought in 100,000 kilos (100 tons) of this blue fish, a little similar to a mackerel. The entire week saw good harvests, most of it destined for canning factories in Huelva province. Unfortunately that means that in three months time these same fishermen will be demanding support from the government because the seas are now devoid of melva, or anything else for that matter. The fishermen's philosophy does seem to be "If we don't catch them somebody else will - so let's grab as much as we can for ourselves and let the future take care of itself." I dropped into Mr UK supermarket to get some of the butchery's meritorious Lincolnshire sausages and a couple of packs of Wyke Farms butter, which is in stock

I also read that the Spanish Ministry of Defence is considering changes to the law which would allow private security companies, operating in conjunction with the Spanish tuna fleet in the Indian Ocean (ie off the coast of Somalia), to mount large calibre guns, and also shrapnel guns, on boats protecting the fleet. This follows the capture, by pirates, of a fishing boat "Alakrana". In actual fact, cruel though it sounds, I think the only way to stop piracy is to revert to the system that was used hundreds of years ago to suppress piracy. Any pirate caught would be mutilated and then forced, at sword point, to walk along a plank and drop into the sea. A slow and horrible death was almost certain, but the lesson was not lost on anyone else. Gaol doesn't work. The rewards from just one successful act of piracy are equivalent to a lifetime's earnings for an entire family and, compared to the squalor in which the majority of Somalia's population live, prison is akin to a luxurious, all expenses paid, holiday. Well, it looks as if it is going to be a happy Christmas after all for quite a few individuals and small

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businesses who are owed some 56 million euros by a total of 17 town councils in Almería province. Spain's central government has arranged for the 17 affected town halls to be allowed to take out loans with which to pay their suppliers. Councils have a maximum of three months within which to get the

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loans, although they are expected to do so sooner. Once the loans are approved they must, within a month of that date, clear all debts to their suppliers. Town halls must also present plans to show how they intend to repay these debts over the next six years, although they can apply for two years grace if circumstances change. The government has also stated that it will back any PYME (an acronym for "Pequeñas Y Medianas Empresas" or in basic English "Piddling & Mediocre Enterprises") owed money. continues on next page Nº 295

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Ventanas y Puertas, on Mojácar Playa, are being kept busy at the moment, but not simply by customers wishing to swap old fashioned doors and windows for modern, double glazed, high security replacements. They're also being kept rather busy by customers who have decided to "re-do" their kitchens, which is yet another line in their really attractive range of offerings at fair prices.

Browsing the pages of "La Voz" I read that a court in Pontevedra had sentenced 21 year old Alberto Lozano Ferreira to 4 months' prison. He'd been caught having a burn-up on his grid, and was clocked at 249 kph (155 mph) in a tricky area of the motorway where the speed limit is reduced to 100 kph. I can only presume that he pronounces the second part of his family name as "Ferrari".

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If a council does not clear its debt, a PYME can apply to the government, who will pay it off and deduct the money directly from the "tribute" payable to that town hall for 2009, up to a maximum of 25% of the year's "tribute". (This is the money that each town receives according to how many people are on its padrón. It is one of the main reasons why everyone should register on the padrón. The more people there are, the more tribute the town receives.) By far and away the worst "sinner" is Roquetas de Mar, with a debt of just over 15 million euros. Cuevas del Almanzora owes suppliers 7.3 million, whilst Vera owes 4 million. Garrucha owes almost 3 million, Turre owes 1.5 million and Albox owes 1.3 million. Among the lesser debtors are Sorbas with 1,185,000 euros, Huércal Overa with 593,000 euros, Antas with 569,000 and Oria with 180,000 euros. Noticable by its absence from these lists is Mojácar. That doesn't excuse them, though, for not expending money on maintaining the shrubbery along the paseo, not to mention repairing the children's playgrounds. Back to less controversial ground! If you're a fan of bingo followed by an early Karaoke session, then the place for you is Sands on a Thursday. The bingo starts at 4 o'clock and once it is over, if you don't escape pretty smartish, you'll find yourself tangled up in an early starting Karaoke session. If you have trouble reading the small print in this magazine, remember that if you read it on-line you can enlarge it on the screen.

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Charlie having his last night leaving do after being here for six years.

If you ever want to gain an idea of the coming weather, for instance if you are planning a picnic, take a look at the talitiser website. It has five day forecasts for the weather in Mojácar, Tabernas, Los Gallardos, Albox, Chirivel and Vélez Rubio. For the benefit of travellers, it also carries the present weather at various UK airports. As I write these words (at midnight on Sunday 8th November) the website tells me that Stansted is 3 degrees, with a 9 kph wind and patches of mist. Belfast (Aldergrove) is only one degree, with a chill factor of minus one. Brrr...

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Talking of chill factors, in the cooler weather I do like a liquid lunch. No, not from a bottle; from a soup bowl. The Lemon, all through the winter, offers a truly tasty range of home-made soups. They're almost as good as a cuppa - and three times the size! Castillo de Tabernas, producers of some of the finest olive oil in the world, has announced it is to create its own distribution network in the USA. Their products are already well distributed in delicatessens and top restaurants in Miami and New York and are actually on the menu of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. We're lucky; we can pick up this same fantastic oil from one or two local shops, or simply take a drive down the road towards the factory in Tabernas, where the price is not much more than that of everyday olive oil. You're never too old, it seems. I read in the Spanish press that a 92 year old woman in a wheelchair was arrested at Madrid's Barajas airport with 4.3 kilos of cocaine hidden about assorted parts of her person. Recently, the auction price for pepinos and berenjenas in El Ejido was 3 cents a kilo. In Mercadona berenjenas are 69 cents a kilo, pepinos (the cheapest ones we could find) cost 1.19 euros a kilo. My question: Who is making the profit? Not the growers, that's for sure. One way to help the growers is to buy the majority of your fruit and veg at street markets and greengrocers. The growers probably get an extra couple of cents per kilo. It's not much but you pay less than in Mercadona anyway! I buy a lot of my veg in Thomas supermarket which is sort of half and half. Have you recently received an e-mail saying it was from the UK tax office and telling you that you qualify for a rebate? If you don't want to be scammed; delete it! The scammers are merely after your address and bank details - and even your credit card number if you are sufficiently foolish. Remember this one detail. The policy of HMRC is only to contact potential receivers of tax refunds by post. i.e. "No epistle? Let 'em whistle!" If you have been taken in, contact your bank at once. I read that in Spain the increase in tobacco duties hasn't really led to much of a reduction in the number of people who smoke, but what it has done is to greatly change the

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way they smoke. There are far fewer people buying packets of cigarettes and far more rolling their own. The overall reduction in smokers since the duties went up is about 5 percent - but the number of people who roll their own has doubled.

I've been in the ferreteria quite a bit of late, as I've been doing some amateur plumbing work. Jacques showed me an interesting wheeze to test whether your telly's lack of response is due to the remote control or the set itself. Instead of pointing the remote at the TV, point it directly into the lens of a digital camera whilst you look at it in the camera's view finder. Whenever you press the button on the remote, part of the image will light up, because the camera can "see" the invisible beam. Real old timers will remember the days when John Howell had his legal practice in that lovely house

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on the beach which nowadays is L'Incanto Italian restaurant, opposite Bar Los Arcos. I recently heard the sad news that John's then wife, Gillian, died about a month ago. I've also just heard, via his mother, that Charlie (he used to work in Smugglers) has got himself a job in England. Every Sunday, since they started doing Sunday lunches, the Captain's has found itself full. Sometimes advance bookings have accounted for their entire capacity but, if not, the last few places have been snatched up on the day. Not a week has gone by when they have had even one single empty seat at lunchtime - so either book or have your Sunday lunch later in the afternoon. They close at 7pm. Readers who have not been here very long may not realise it, but if you wish to have any form of bonfire it is mandatory to inform the authorities and get permission for it. There is a very sound reason for this. Wild fires are a constant hazard. Towards the end of October the Sorbas fire brigade was called to the hamlet of La Hueya where somebody spotted a large billow of smoke continues on page 14

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Outside Reflections I bumped into Aideen, the wife of Dan, the Irish headmaster. Dan and Aideen are very well known to many of the old timers of the area and have been visiting Mojácar regularly since the early '90s - you can when you have three holidays per year! They eventually bought a property, in the El Cantal area, about ten years ago.

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Christmas is coming soon and, with it, the perennial problem of "What does one give the person who has everything?" Well, apart from the jocular answer - "Penicillin" - I spotted quite a few out-of-theordinary items that would make interesting gifts in the upstairs area of Ferretería Mojácar. That's the hardware shop near the Bonita/ Sands/Eatz/Reflections parade of shops, in the direction of the Cowboy Cocina.

Glancing through a newspaper interview with a Spanish music producer I came across a comment I rather liked. "It's almost as important to feel young as it is to be young." Now, if my bones would just get the message ....

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MOTOR VEHICLES 1995 BMW 320 SALOON. Body needs spray job - no rust. Runs beautifully. Don’t have time to do it myself. Details from 950 461 500. NISSAN PRIMERA. Sun roof, tow bar. Petrol. Good condition. Excellent runner ALSO trailer. BARGAIN at 750€. Tlf: 950 529 225. TRAILERS STRONG TRAILER FOR SALE. Bed size 1.60m by 3.30m. Storage box, spare wheel, hand-brake and concealed ramps. As new, 1,250€. Tlf: 610 942 411.

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November 8th 2009

12th December from 3pm Presents for all children

Another great day and successful Mojácar Fun Run. 156 runners in the full race and 35 children in a very competitive hard fought children’s race. Runners came from the U2K and all across southern Spain. The sun shone as is now expected every fun run day. Mel Jay provided the music as the runners came across the line at the Hotel Puntazo where their aching limbs were soothed by the masseuses from Harmony Gym some with beer in hand and in the glorious Mojácar sun. This was truly paradise in a parking lot. Congratulations to all the winners well done to all the runners and their families and friends who cheered them on. Thank you to all the stewards and helpers and sponsors. Without you we do not have a run. Look forward to seeing you all next year. Jegs Kirby Race Organizer

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n 2008 Nancy Roberts Gordon took her own independent steps after working for the insurance industry for a number of years and opened her first office on Mojácar Playa called NRG Insurance. Due to the success of this first office NRG is now relocating to a more central office in Mojácar’s Parque Comercial. “It is hoped that clients will find this location more convenient, however, if this is not the case or you have any concerns about the new location please be assured that all contact numbers will remain the same and, wherever possible, difficulties regarding the new location will be overcome”.

NRG Insurance would also like to express gratitude and appreciation to all clients for their support in this first year of independence “We all know that it has been a difficult year and that competitive premiums are more important than ever. However, low premiums can equate to a lower level of cover in some instances, NRG’s mission statement is to advise clients on the most appropriate cover for their risk, reducing premiums without compromising the importance of being correctly insured. I would like to thank all my existing and future clients for proving that there is a place in Insurance for a company with this ethos”. NRG Insurance will be joining the offices of DanniellsFox.SL and although the two companies will operate independently it is hoped that NRG’s clients may feel an added benefit for advice from DanniellsFox.SL and their financial services.

(top) Terry “Magic” and Wendy at their 1st leaving party in Mariela's. (middle) As you can see Terry, we at The Advertiser can create illusions too! (bottom) Terry Magic giving us a toothy smile in MBar, where he and his wife held an extra leaving party.

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The recent Hog Roast Dinner and Dance at Kimrick in aid of MACS is where Chris, a resident of Arboleas celebrated his 65th birthday. Pictured with him is Carole of Kimrick

climbing to the skies. When the fire brigade arrived, fully equipped to put out this emergency, they found a group of farmers burning their "rastrojos". However, the farmers had not notified the authorities, so that the planned fire could be approved and recorded. As a result, not only were the peasants charged with an offence, they had also to pay the costs of calling out the fire brigade. Be warned. If you have decided to burn off some garden rubbish, or anything else that is going to cause a reasonably large "smoke signal", you must first call the Guardia and have it approved. I gather than John and Anne of Bar La Paratá have decided that they require larger premises (hardly


surprising, considering the quality of the food that John turns out). Anyway the upshot is that just as this issue hits the streets you should find that John and Anne have opened up opposite The Captain's in Da Vinci which, a few years ago, used to be called Agorá. And if you're an "anorak" you may like to know that, according to Wikipedia, Agora (the Greek pronunciation is Agorá) was an "open place of assembly" in ancient Greek city-states. Early in Greek history (900-700 BC), free-born male land-owners who were citizens would gather in the agora for military duty or to hear statements from the ruling king or council. Later, the agora also served as a marketplace, where merchants kept stalls or shops to sell their goods amid colonnades. (Was this the ancient precursor to the car boot sale?) Anyway, from this twin Z5

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(left to right) Jennie, her cousin, Colin, and Jeanette. Colin was taking a break from his duties as a chef at the Irish Rover. Jennie originally came out to work voluntarily for PAWS, but as she unfortunately didn't have transport she instead went to work for a dog sanctuary in Inoso, near Alicante. At the end of her stint she returned to Mojácar to spend a week with her cousin before returning to Yorkshire, whereupon Jeannette took it upon herself to lead Jennie astray!

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(Vegetarian Option on request) function of the agora as both a political and commercial space came the two Greek verbs agoráz, "I shop", and agoreý, "I speak in public". The word agoraphobia, the fear of critical public areas, derives from agora in its meaning as a gathering place. Talking of re-openings, just as I thought I had finished gathering material for all this drivel I discovered that the Cave Bar has a new boss, in the shape of "Sticky Fingers", alias "Stavros", alias "the man from Glossop", alias that rather pleasant chappie, Paul. This augurs well for a few pleasant winter evenings. It also means that the Cave should once again be a centre of excellence for pool players, a place where conversation takes precedence over "noise" and another place where women can drop in without feeling "threatened". It reopens just before this issue hits the streets. Is there something I don't know about local traffic regulations and

Bookings Essential 30€ pp, Children half price 15€ pp deposit required yellow lines painted on the curb? That's not mis-spelled; it's the Americans who spell curb as "kerb" - just as they also spell disc with a "k". The curb is so called because it curbs, or blocks, access to the pavement. But then again, Americans think that one drives on the pavement. But I digress. Where was I? Ah, yes! Opposite the farmácia there are three angle parking bays, all nicely laid out with white lines to help you park correctly. However, painted boldly on the curb is a yellow line! Have a look and see if you can explain something I may be missing. Almería is not doing so well this season, it's in the bottom half of the table. By now, last year, it was in 6th spot. The Murcia team, promoted to the Premier Division simultaneously with Almería, fell back. It is now in the relegation zone of the second division.

NETFORCE GIVE 1000€ CASHBACK Adrianus and Yvonne Kerkhof who purchased a new build villa in Arboleas have used their 1000€ cash back to purchase air conditioning for their new villa for the hot summer weather. This is the first client who has completed their purchase and enjoyed the special deal by Netforce of getting 1000€ cash back towards anything they require for their new property or just for going out to celebrate their new home in Spain. It has proved to be popular with potential purchasers. Netforce brochures are distributed around the area, they show sale and rental properties in their portfolio and they are the voucher for the 1000€. Mr & Mrs Kerkhof from Holland were very surprised to receive this gift after their completion, in fact, Mr Kerkhof was so happy with it he ordered an extra air con unit for the lounge and said to his wife, “why not? Netforce have paid for it” If you are interested in seeing Netforce’s portfolio of properties, Visit their website at Call into their office on Mojácar Playa Telephone 950 472 683. George Smith, (far right) as he celebrated his 70th birthday in Reflections. With him (left to right) are his son, George Smith junior, who is off to join the Royal Airforce but just came back for his father's birthday, George's daughter Sarah and her partner Fabian. By the way, we may yet see George junior on our television screens. This past summer he was entertaining in the Irish Rover and was recently invited to interview for the "Britain's Got Talent" programme. His audition will be on 14th December. PAGE 15

Sinaloa Bar & Grill #7, Las Marinas de Garrucha Tlf: 649 214 397 Tequila ... makes everybody more attractive!!!


ast week I returned to Sinaloa Bar & Grill, situated between Las Buganvillas and Mercadona in Garrucha to sample once again Sue and Steve’s California & Mexican cuisine. This restaurant has a feel good factor as you walk in to a bright airy interior cheerfully decorated in white and a warm terracotta with matching table cloths and assortment of colourful artifacts. We were warmly greeted by Lauren who quickly provided a very palatable bottle of house red (Señorio de los Llanos) and the menus to peruse. A convivial Steve (mine host) was very welcoming and complemented the décor well with his brightly coloured “surfing” shirt and repartee. The menu is divided into Starters, Soups & Salads, Meats, Main Courses, Kids Menu and Desserts and there is plenty to choose from; Tortilla Chips with Salsa at 2.50€ to a Combo at 13€. Main courses range from 6.50€ for a Surfdog to 13.50€ for Fish of

the Day. We chose the Combo, a mixed starter for two consisting of chicken wings, stuffed potato skins, onion rings, jaladas which are jalapeño peppers filled with cheese accompanied by guacamole and a delicious sweet chilli dip. There was plenty of flavoursome food on this platter, my favorite being the jaladas. For my main course I had a truly generous portion of Ribs coated in a BBQ sauce with fries and salad 9.50€ and I tucked in with gusto even using my fingers to ensure I got all the tasty pork. Dave opted for grilled Cajun Chicken also 9.50€ which was served with colourful rice and salad. A friend who had joined us tried the Fajitas 12.50€ with strips of beef and red and green peppers also served with rice and salad. The chicken was delicately spiced and the beef, tender and juicy. For those of you who enjoy meat there are 2 Argentine steaks to choose from at 14.50€ and 18.50€ (and Steve believes that his prices are 40% less than in regular steak houses), a mixed grill for 2 at 30€, lamb chops 13.50€ and chicken breast 9.50€. Fish includes grilled salmon and a fish of the day, hake being the fish of that day both priced at 13.50€. Other spicy dishes include Chilli Colorado, pieces of beefsteak simmered in red chilli sauce and Chilli Cheeseburger. Enchiladas are served

with a choice of cheese, shrimp or chicken 8.50€ and Lasagne and Vegetarian Lasagne are both at 9.50€. Children are well catered for with smaller portions from the main menu plus the all time favorites, fish fingers and chicken nuggets reasonably priced at 4.50€. As usual we didn’t need dessert but one can’t ignore a complete section of a menu!! So valiantly we tried Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Fudge Brownie the latter being large warm gooey and delicious I’m told. For me you can’t beat Key Lime Pie with its soft biscuit base and cheesecake topping with tangy lime. Also on offer are a variety of ice creams, Carrot Cake and Ice Cream Crepes. Numerous cocktails can be had too and there is a small affordable wine list of 4 whites, 2 rosados and 6 reds ranging from Estola at 9€ to Marqués de Cáceres at 12€ and Faustino at 14€. We adjourned to the spacious lounge bar to enjoy our coffee in a pleasant relaxed atmosphere. Not only has Steve been complemented on his food but a recent customer said that it was one of the cleanest bars he’d ever been in (and that included the bathroom!)

Sinaloa Bar & Grill is open Monday to Saturday from 6pm. They offer a 3 course Dinner Special for 9.95€ until 7.30pm. Look out for the new Friday night special. On the 2nd Friday of the month if it is your birthday 2 can eat for the price of 1, the birthday person and their partner or a friend. Whether it’s your birthday or not, give Sinaloa a try. The restaurant is also available for private functions. Val Carrington November 2009


Bar & Grill

Delicious Californian & Mexican Cuisine

nachos, fajitas, ribs, burgers, meats, argentinian steaks, fish, enchiladas, pastas, salads, snacks, kids’ menu • 3 course Dinner Special 9.95 € s cocktail •

Open Mon to Sat from 6.00pm Closed Sunday

served from 6 - 7.30pm Birthday Special 2nd Friday of month Killer Pool 2 eat for the price of 1 Thursday & Friday 7pm s ... make world famous for our cold food, Tequyilbaody more ever ctive!!! warm beer and lousy service attra

Easy Reservations Park i Garrucha Road - between Las Buganvillas & Mercadona ng 649 214 397

#7, Las Marinas de Garrucha


FLYING FOR FUN ... IN VERA! My M1 Trainer, easy to fly, tough as old boots!! Not a lot of people know this, but Vera actually has its own airfield! Hiding away, just to the north of the town, it is run by Gunter and Marion Muller. An amiable couple, who live on the site, and are both pilots. I have been conducting flight training, pleasure, and aerial photography flights, with the Aeroclub Mar Menor, San Javier for the last three years. Anyway, relocation to Los Gallardos had me looking for somewhere a little more local to work from, and to form a new club, Solaero. Vera airfield is idyllic, beautifully kept, but so quiet! Why or indeed how they have kept this place such a secret is beyond me! It is a delightful airstrip of just over 400m of tarmac, with hangar, a bar, and even a small caravan park! The strip is suitable for all microlight aircraft, VLA, and heavier traffic with good shortfield capability. Now, at this point please let me dispel a few myths! The word microlight is an unfortunate and outdated term which conjures up images of a kite with a lawnmower engine and a shopping trolley attached. Well, OK such things do still exist, but mostly in aviation museums (although Gunter happens to have one in the back of the hanger if you want to book a flying lesson for the mother in law!) Carbon fibre bodies, ultra-light computerised instrumentation, and advanced aerodynamic design make the latest generation of micro’s a force to be reckoned with. They look and fly exactly

A modern microlight! Airbourne sex or what? I so want it!!

A very wet Ibiza! Good job we brought the shark!! like “proper” aeroplanes, only faster, sharper, and safer. Some have speeds in excess of 150Kt, and landing distances of less than 100m are common. Find me a club Cessna or Piper that can match any of that! Any PPL holders stuck in the dark ages out there who are still not convinced? – Give me a call and fly mine with me… will be! Flying is no longer the rich man’s sport that it used to be, and it is possible, (just!) for a switched on student to gain a very basic licence with as little as fifteen hours flying training – which, with exam and admin. fees would be less than two thousand Euros! I’m not sure you could learn to drive a car so cheaply these days. Another giant leap for mankind is that in the last couple of years

the aviation authorities have finally recognised just how good these machines are, and will now allow microlight training hours to form part of the full PPL training course if you really want to go on to the bigger stuff. Flight training with me is in my two seat M1, but we have access to larger aircraft for excursions. We run an overnight package to Ibiza for two, which includes outbound flight with myself as pilot in command, co-pilot Janet, (and yes, she is also my partner but along for safety reasons of course!) a choice of 4 star hotels, car rental, and the return flight. Total price is around 900 Euros. Other popular destinations are Granada, Seville, and Cordoba. Gift vouchers make a perfect Christmas present, and can be forwarded via email. Prices start at 60 Euros. Solaero is trying to publicise and make better use of the excellent facilities at Vera airfield, and are also trying to source more aircraft. We would like to hear from pilots or wannabe pilots past and present, or anyone who just fancies a spin in this beautiful corner of Spain. Solaero would also be very happy to trade flying time for services that may be useful to the club – web site construction springs to mind! Any takers? Solaero Flying Club Chris - 609 685 132 Janet - 661 985 358

The recent Beachcomber Country & Western night. Sean Grew, the singer, was fantastic. When the power went off - due to the high winds that swept Mojacar that night - he unplugged his guitar and mic, pulled up his bar stool and sang to the crowd. PAGE 17

The APSA Charity Shop

in Calle Ancha, Albox, has a new


wheelchair for hire

at rates of 5 € a day, 25 € a week or 40 € for 2 weeks. Call in the shop to c heck availability. (A refundable deposit of 30 € is payable on collection.) All the proceeds benefit the many dogs in our care and we are grateful to the family who made this generous donation.


The A P S A charity shop in Calle Ancha, Albox is a real Aladdin’s cave with all sorts of things to buy from toy tractors to golf clubs to buggies and books as well as clothes for all the family and household items. Come along any time from 10am to 2pm Monday to Saturday to see what we have in store. We are over the bridge in Albox, turn left at the Santander bank and the shop is 100 yards on your right.


Raffle & Bingo

To raise funds for our abandoned dogs and puppies.

ALBERTO: Neutered happy male, approx. 3 years old of medium size. Found in the rambla in a taped up cardboard box! APSA has many lovely dogs of all sizes and ages just waiting for good homes. If you can help please ring 663 762 642

Thursday 26th November Rumours Bar, Albox 7.30pm for prompt 8pm start

2.50€ per person (max. 6 per team)

For more information Tlf: 950 591 893



DALE & DINA: Podenco cross. Will be about 15 kilos when grown. They get on with other dogs and will make good family pets. D.O.B 05/06/09. APSA has many lovely dogs of all sizes and ages just waiting for good homes. If you can help please ring 663 762 642 PAGE 18

Donations of clothing, bric-abrac, jewellery fact anything ...are warmly welcomed so if you are having a clear-out please remember the animal charity. Thank you, Liz ROYAL BRITISH



The Albox branch meets every third Thursday of the month, 11am, at El Rincón (opp. BP garage).

V iew ♦Tickets for the APSA winter

fashion show and auction are now available from their shop in Calle Ancha and most of the British businesses in the town where you see the poster. The event itself is on Friday November 20th, 8pm at La Parilla, Albox. Tickets are 10 euros which includes wine and tapas. For more information telephone 648 713 809. APSA are holding a Christmas Fete and Craft Fair at the school in Tijola on Sunday 13th December. Telephone Liz on 661 073 712 or Di on 663 762 642 for more details nearer the date. For a nice peaceful start to Christmas for all the family APSA are holding a Carols and Candlelit Meditation evening on Monday 14th December at La Parilla, Albox. Hosted by Steve King of Smooth FM and Beverley Steer, the evening will include mulled wine and mince pies and there will also be a memory tree. Start time is 7.30pm. Tickets are 5 euros and are now available from APSA and shops displaying the poster. The recent APSA evening with Brian Dee held at La Parilla restaurant in Albox raised 743 euros for APSA and Puppy Rescue. Nearly 100 people danced the night away to Brian’s superb singing. The two animal charities would like to thank Brian and the staff of La Parilla as well as the local businesses who donated raffle prizes, these were: Cutting Edge, Essentials, Albox Rugs, Bliss, Craft and Hobby, Chill

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

Gold Appeal Have you got an old gold earring having lost the other one or perhaps a piece of broken chain? Puppy Rescue needs them. If we can collect enough it will go to our Dogs to Holland appeal. 20 of our dogs from the kennels are to go to Holland where there are homes waiting for them, if we can get them there by December. It will cost 100 euros per dog so we need your help. So have a root around, sort out those odd earrings. If you have any unwanted gold or would like to make a donation towards this appeal please put the gold or money in an envelope marked “Dogs to Holland” and take it to one of our volunteers in our Shop or Market Stall. Help give some of our dogs a better future in a loving home this Christmas. Thank you for reading this appeal. 29th October 550.00 euros raised so far

Valley V iew Out, Price Busters, Amigos Bowling, Lorraine Cundy and Joan’s Café. The recent ACRAA Family Fun Day raised a whopping 1,184 euros for APSA and Puppy Rescue. Thanks go to Anita Watson’s Dance Academy, husband John’s karate class and the Loose Women Line Dancing Troupe for entertaining the crowd. Grateful thanks too from the charities to Chris and her band of stallholders, the Mayor, La Marmita Bar and Back to Basics Dog Training Club for the excellent displays and dog show. Everyone had a great time on a lovely sunny day in Arboleas. Kristine and Maz of Syedpur would like to thank Debby for her successful sponsored walk on Sunday 1st November. A big thanks to all the sponsors that raised 112 euros for APSA. Debby sent the dogs home for a well earned rest, then came to The Loft in Mojácar to help us with another great curry night. Well done to “Chilli Dave” for providing us with some hot chillis, the Jalfrezi’s were flying out on that Sunday.We had another busy

night at Seron recently, in Sam’s Bar and we are looking forward to doing it all over again the weekend of the 8th November. Sunday 22nd November we are at Bar Stop in Turre for another curry night. Be sure to book with Scott asap. Planning for visitors over Christmas? The APSA charity shop in Calle Ancha, Albox would like to remind you they have a new wheelchair for hire at rates of 5 euros per day, 25 euros per week or 40 euros for 2 weeks. Call in the shop to check availability. A refundable deposit of 30 euros is payable on collection. All the proceeds benefit the many dogs in their care. and they thank again the family who made this generous donation. The APSA sponsored dog walk raised over 550 euros for the animal charity of Albox. The walkers and their pets enjoyed a leisurely 8km walk in lovely sunshine. They thank Sue, the organiser and all who took part and look forward to seeing you all again at the next one in the Spring. Pamela’s Line Dance Club had a lovely Hallowe’en Dance on Saturday 31st October raising further monies for Breast Cancer with “Guess The Teddy’s Name”. The 31st was the last day to raise funds for “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and as soon as all the “Pink Ribbon” monies have been collected they can announce the total to be donated.

With prior notice, we can prepare special dishes, including wheat & gluten free breads & samosas

Take-away available

950 120 606 950 120 606 Turn into ALBOX opposite BP station, then turn right, behind Citroen Garage

Serving Food Mon to Sat from 6 pm

Last orders midnight


All You Can Eat Buffet : 9.95€ :

Children’s Fancy Dress Finalists at the recent ACRAA Family Fun Day in Arboleas which raised a whopping 1,184 euros for APSA & Puppy Rescue.

Pamela’s Line Dance Club Hallowe’en Dance (picture on the left) Carrie & Tony (below) Sylvia & Helen


Class ified Ads

Tlf 657 982 878

classifieds For your convenience, we have arranged with the following places to act as Classified advertisement collection points.

Mojacar......Lemon Lounge Turre...................The Word Albox.....Total Entertainment Alfoquia... Mo’s Bar & Bistro Forms and envelopes are also available at these places. ACCOMMODATION / RENTALS AAA+ ALL LONG TERM RENTALS REDUCED! Mojácar, Turre and Los Gallardos. COASTAL PROPERTIES. Tlf: 950 475 235 or email: APARTMENTS, TOWNHOUSES & VILLAS. We have a range of properties for long term lets, in & around Mojácar. Also good quality clients looking for superior accommodation, particularly on Mojácar Playa. Call Patrick now! Tlf: 950 478 383 or 662 060 056. Mojácar Long Term Rentals. LONG TERM LETS: From 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom properties. For more information please telephone 950 460 873 or 600 227 460 or visit web: MOJACAR PLAYA. Sea view apartment, south facing large terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, rejas, sky, air-con/heating, swimming pool, good location, available mid-September for long term rent. 460A per month plus bills. Tlf: (0044) 7976 318 483 or (0044) 1785 815 434. PROPERTIES FOR HOLIDAY RENT and long-term rent wanted. Please call My Spanish Home. 618 539 500 or e-mail SPACE FOR RENT (furnished) within office premises on Mojácar Playa. For more info, contact Dany on 609 667 333. TO RENT IN BEDAR 3 bed villa with pool, satellite TV and ADSL. 650A per month plus bills. Tlf: 645 435 735 or 950 528 770. WANTED: Three and four bedroom properties for long term rental, both furnished and unfurnished. Please telephone 950 460 873 or 600 227 460

Call 657 982 878 to place your classified ad. Classifieds cost 1€ per 5 words. PAGE 20

Non-commercial announcements (births, deaths, personal messages, employment offered/sought, etc. (max 16 words) are printed free of charge. Personal articles for sale at under 150 euros and cars up to 2,000 euros - (max 16 words + one phone number + asking price) are also printed free of charge. Other categories: 1euro per 5 words or part thereof. (eg 20 words =4 euros, 21 words = 5 euros) Entries in bold text: 2 euros per 5 words (or part thereof) PAYMENT WITH ORDER PLEASE



FUNKY MONKEYS Bi-lingual preschool. Childcare & recreational activities for kids living in the area or on holiday. Mon - Fri: 3, 6 or 9 hour sessions. Tlf:697 264 179 or visit their website FUNKY MONKEYS Christmas program of activities. Call in (near the Irish Rover on the sea front) or Tlf: 697 264 179 for details.

ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY. Mojacar: Eucharist: 11am every Sunday in church at Aqua de Enmedio, 4 kms past Hotel Indalo towards Carboneras. Albox: Eucharist: 11am last Thursday of month. Evensong: 2nd Sun in month, 6pm (4pm in winter), Community Hall Aljambra. Priest: Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432. Church Wardens: Alan Smith 950 478 066, John Salmons 950 472 112. Web-site:

FUNKY MONKEYS. For upcoming events, new activities & special offers please join our Facebook group, Funky Monkeys Mojacar.

ANTAS. An English speaking Church will be opening in Antas. Meanwhile, services will be held in Jauro. Info: Barrie or Geraldine, Tlf: 950 092 091.



VENTANAS y PUERTAS have a superb range of shower screens at special discounted prices. Tlf: 950 473 104.

SOLID CAST IRON log basket on legs, unused, 20"x11". One month to Christmas! 65A. Tlf: 950 529 225.

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

STOVE GLASSES, small amount of. Ring for sizes. Tlf: 950 529 225.



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:

HAIRSTYLIST REQUIRED. We would like to hear from experienced stylists for busy Mojácar salon. Excellent terms and conditions. Nice working environment. Telephone, in confidence, 950 473 159 and ask for Gill or Debbie.

CARRINGTON BUILDING & PLASTERING SERVICES provide a quality & reliable service with your satisfaction our number one aim. Tlf: Paddy or Clive on 950 064 571 or 637 061 370. Visit our website at FOR ALL YOUR GENERAL BUILDING SERVICES. Tiling speciality. Contact Owen on 649 212 707. PR BUILDING SERVICES for all aspects of building, construction & maintenance at standards far superior to most. 15 years experience. Hassle free professional service. Call Richard 608 673 681.

FOR SALE LOG BURNING FIRES bought and sold. Tlf: 610 394 815. PLUG & PLAY external hard drive, fully loaded to your specification with karaoke and/or music from a huge database. Play through laptop or PC with provided programs. For professionals and enthusiasts alike. Also your choice of karaoke/music loaded onto CD or Mem stick, etc. Tlf: 651 062 124 or e-mail:

NEW SEWING MACHINE 40A. DVD PLAYER 15A. MASONS APRON 10A. Tlf: 950 398 964 or 699 765 172. ORIGINAL VHS in hard case jackets: Century of Warfare 1-9, Guns of Navarone. All excellent condition. 3A each. Tlf: 950 529 225. ORIGINAL VHS in hard case jackets: Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jungle Book, Hook. Excellent condition. 3A each. Tlf: 950 529 225. ROSETTA STONE language course level 1,2,3, (series 3). 100A. No offers. Tlf: 950 529 225.

TONER CARTRIDGE (high yield) for Lexmark Optra ‘S' series laser printer. (Brand new, still sealed.) 20 A . Tlf: 657 982 881. WALL UNIT, medium oak colour. 74"(188cms) long x 60.5"(154cms) high, space in centre of unit between glass doors for T.V, 35"(89cms) wide x 27"(69cms) high x 22"(56cms) deep. Shelf above T.V for video, etc. (no crawling around on the floor to set video box!!) Cupboards & drawers under plus two cupboards for cds. 80A ono. Buyer collects. Tlf: 667 994 562(Nr Albox) GARDENING SERVICES COMPLETE GARDENING SERVICES. Land clearance, fire breaks, landscaping, tree & garden planting, garden maintenance. Materials delivered. Tlf: Paul: 600 809 293. E-mail:

FOR SALE (Up to 150 euros)


Advertise personal goods for sale free in our “up to 150 A” section. Please re-submit your entry if you wish it to be repeated.

ERECTION PROBLEMS? Flat pack furniture erected, scaffolding for hire and Ikea trips with a man and a van. Tlf: 610 394 815.

A SELECTION OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FOR SALE including: 5 Burner Gas Cooker with double oven in green & brass. Large Fridge/Freezer. Washing Machine. Large Chest Freezer. Single Stripped Ash Wardrobe. Heavy Hand-made Pine Coffee Table. Hostess Trolley. White Buffet Table. Black Leather, hydrolic rise & fall, Hairdressing Chair & Work Station. And more. For more information and prices call: 666 958 383.

HANDYMAN. Honest and hard-working father and son team for all property maintenance; gardening, painting, etc. Whatever your requirement call Tom: 637 061 370.

PAWS CHARITY SHOP, Mojácar Playa (Nr. Banco BSCH) is open Tues to Sat, 10.30 - 1.30.

DOG GATES to fit Volvo 760 estate. Easy to fit. 120A ono. Tlf: 950 475 502.

PUPPY RESCUE CHARITY SHOP, Albox (between Knights Insurance and Cutting Edge). Open Mon - Sat: 10 - 4.

FATLESS GRILL, George Forman type but bigger. 20A. SANDWICH TOASTER, electric. 12A . All used once so as new. No offers. Tlf: 667 994 562 (Nr. Albox)

CAN ACUPUNTURE HELP YOU? Call Linda Greenwood628 659 749 Traditional Acupuncturist. Qualified to BAC standards. 15 years experience.

THE FUNDRAISER. Recycle. Save Money. Help Your Community. Avda Almería, Turre (from Mojácar, on left, opposite Garrucha turning). Open Mon - Fri, 10-2 and most Saturdays. Tlf: 664 620 288.

GAS FIRED WATER HEATER, excellent condition, little used. 50A. Details from: 950 461 500.

BUSINESSES FOR SALE or RENT CELEBRATIONS CARD & GIFT SHOP. 9½ years established business for sale in Parque Comercial, Mojacar. With an open trespasso, price to include all stock, fixtures & fittings. Selling due to doctors orders! Offers invited around 125,000A Tlf: 606 693 826. CHARITY SHOPS APSA CHARITY SHOP, Calle Ancha, Albox. Open Mon-Sat: 10-2. (over the bridge in Albox, turn left at Santander Bank, shop is 100yds on right)

“TREE FELLA” CHAINSAW SERVICES. Wood cutting, fire wood delivered & cut, tree felling. Tlf: Paul: 600 809 293. E-mail: HEALTH / FITNESS / BEAUTY

REMEDIAL MASSAGE TREATMENTS in your own home. From 35 euros. Tlf: 666 958 383. YOGA FOR SENIORS. Gentle yoga for the not so able. Thursdays 10am at The Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Please bring an

Classified Ads exercise mat or towel, a blanket and small cushion. Tlf: Edna Freeman 950 469 399 for more information. HOME / NURSING CARE LADIES COMPANION DRIVER. Do you need to go shopping, the hairdressers or just taken somewhere? Ring Catherine for details: 647 587 853.

PERSONAL Lucy and Colin wish to give a huge thank you to Jo, Marie and Kath and all other friends for their help and generosity in making Lucy’s return home so memorable.

NO JOB TOO SMALL. No job too big. All work guaranteed. 18 years experience in Spain. Tlf: 697 302 039 (Mojácar area)



AXA - FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE AND INVESTMENT NEEDS contact Dany of AXA Insurance. Policies in English. English spoken. Obtain up to 15% discount on household and community policies. Competitive rates. Tlf: 950 478 763 or 609 667 333. E-mail:

MOJACAR PLAYA - 3 BED SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE near Ferreteria Lopez. Air-con, Sat TV, 3 terraces, communal pool. Very private. Tlf: 00 353 87 2050922. Email:

NRG INSURANCE for advice on all insurance products: Motor, Property, Commercial, Travel, Health, Pets, Funeral Plans and Life Insurance. Call NRG on: 950 615 097 for an immediate quotation or email: NRG insurance is a fully regulated insurance consultant.

TURRE - 3 BED TOWNHOUSE. Must sell. Mortgage available. Tlf: 666 958 383. PROPERTY FOR SALE - WANTED COASTAL PROPERTIES (not more than 10 kms from beach) for sale - wanted. We will sell your property into a new market. Please call My Spanish Home on 618 539 500 or e-mail:

Tlf: 950 475 502


Mon to Fri: 10 am - 7 pm


Cleaning & Maintenance Mojacar

SPRUCE UP YOUR PROPERTY FOR THE COMING SEASON. Painting; Steam cleaning of furniture & rugs, etc. Lisa Harris & Les Hayes Tlf: 950 399 537 Mobile: 627 401 643

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LOCKSMITHS LOCKSMITH - LEE: Established 9 years. Fully legal. Also car locks. (24 hour emergency service.) Tlf: 666 949 213.

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 - MUSIC PIANO LESSONS. ABRSM exams. Alison Jackson. Tlf: 950 069 803 or 667 408 941. Email:


Highly Qualified Professional Service


Mojácar Playa

Spacious Townhouse 3 bedrooms Air-con Sat TV 3 Terraces Communal Pool Very Private Tlf: 00 353 87 2050922 Email:


Tlf: 618 560 070 or Email:

LOG BURNING FIRES bought and sold. Tlf: 610 394 815.

avda. mediterráneo 475, mojácar playa mobile: 687 503 209 tel/fax: 950 399 601

(near Ferretería Lopez)

WANTED: DRESS RAILS, SHELVING & TILL for the Paws-Patas shop, Mojácar Playa. Tlf: Julie 950 168 379 or 627 819 512.

PLUG & PLAY external hard drive, fully loaded to your specification with karaoke and/or music from a huge database. Play through laptop or PC with provided programs. For professionals and enthusiasts alike. Also your choice of karaoke/music loaded onto CD or Mem stick, etc. Tlf: 651 062 124 or e-mail: bobvarley@gmail.

tax advisor accounting social security insurance

· COMPUTER LESSONS also available

WANTED: DOG KENNEL. Must be in good condition. Tlf: 678 601 192


aznar asesores

Lost data restoration 628 251 399 Setting up networks 618 539 500 Security Set-up Est. 3 yrs on Mojacar Playa Web Design

Full contents of a closed down bar from glasses, plates & cutlery to whitegoods & furnishings.


Sat: 10 am - 3 pm


First Call Computer Solutions


DAVE’S TRANSPORT & REMOVALS. 7.5 ton tail lift. Full load/part load. Self load/unload. Serving Spain to England or locally at 30A per hour. Fully insured & totally legal. For a competitive quote call Dave on 620 049 524.

Classifieds cost 1€ per 5 words.

Mojacar Playa


VENTANAS y PUERTAS now offer a professional design and fitting service. See display in our Mojacar Playa showroom. Tlf: 950 473 104.

MOBILITY MATTERS. Special products for special needs. Items for sale or hire. Prices slashed on selected items to help offset the poor exchange rate. See our main advert opposite. Parque Comercial, Mojacar. Tlf: 950 615 432 (Please note that during December we will only be open in the mornings)





Full Grooming & Clipping Service OR Bath & Brush-up



COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES for sale wanted (freehold only). Please call My Spanish Home on 618 539 500 or e-mail:


CARD READINGS for the year ahead by internationally acclaimed psychic medium, Rosanne. 30 euros. Tlf: 666 958 383. “Hearing is Believing” - Tony Christie.

Doggy Day Care • Cattery Pet Foods & Treats Cat Accessories ing Bath d an ming Z-9 o r G o


THE CARING AGENCY provides home care and nursing care. Contact Annette Walker S.E.N. R.G.N. Tlf: 666 980 845.

LIFESTYLE INSURANCE: Motor (with courtesy car option), Home, Business, Marine, Travel, Accident, Health, Community, Pets. Also: Claims Assessing, Savings & Investments, Pensions, Inheritance Tax, Retirement Advice, Exclusive SPN pre-paid Funeral Plans. Tlf: 950 069 312 or 687 792 655. Call Rex Dobson for a no-obligation quote.

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Special Products for Special Needs

• Bathing Aids • Walking Aids • Household Aids • Personal Care • ACORN Stair Lifts PARQUE COMERCIAL, MOJACAR

Tel: 950 615 432 Tue, Thur, Sat: Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am - 2pm 10 am - 5pm



Local • National • International A family run business with the resources and experience to cover all your removal and storage needs. Weekly service to and from the UK Contact: Marc 647 006 183

Maggi 664 006 531 • 950 069 056





b luwater web design


Web Design and Quality Hosting


New to Apple Macs and need help - Mac user for 20 yrs Training available for Dreamweaver, Photoshop t 616 189 002 Adobe InDesign & QuarkXPress e

22 years established in Mojacar


~ Air conditioned salon ~ Next to Badgers Bar Mojacar Playa Open: Mon to Sat

Credit cards accepted


(hours vary)

950 478 625

Still no siesta!


All the staff welcome you to the


Sports Bar & Cafe


Daily Menu inc. home-made Curries, Lasagne & Chilli im e s e Home-made Daily Specials r e n th Thre own o h s s e s All day English Breakfasts gam reen 42” sc Fillet Chicken Burgers, Wraps SUNDAY SATURDAY ROAST



Watch X Factor live and then be a STAR with Gee Bees Karaoke

Open daily 10 am - late Kitchen open 10 am - 10pm

Win a gallon of beer in our Beer Draw - 1€ a ticket!

Las Marinas, Vera Playa Nr. Pueblo Laguna Restaurant

Free WiFi

950 617 467 637 255 978


The Shamrock

Food Available 10 30 - 22 30 Argentinian Rib Eye Steaks


chips, mushrooms, onion rings & salad - 15€

Fresh Fish Menu ........

Cod, Haddock, Sea Bass, Lemon Sole, Sea Bream

Full English Breakfast

........ served all day from 1030

NEW Everyday Special

2 meals for 9.95€ SUNDAY ía Menu del D Our Famous 8.50 € Carvery Carvery!!

FACTOR PARTY NIGHT Come along and support your favourite and have the CRAIC!! Shown on 2m screen and large screen TVs

Festive Menu

14th to 20th December 2 courses 7.95€

Xmas Day Party

NEW YEAR’S EVE party of

Ventanas y Puertas

It’s YOUR day so come along to sing, dance and enjoy!! All Day BBQ & Live Entertainment

all parties! Paella, Hot Buffet,


Cava & Grapes at midnight, Live Entertainment & Disco ‘til the early hours. 20 20€ Tickets on sale now

Tlf: 950 473 135 Mojácar Playa

If you are looking to improve your home then visit us first! Call into our seafront showroom to see our display of:


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


Expertly designed & fitted including tiling & appliances

The Football Season is here !


Great range of shower screens, trays & cubicles designed & fitted

All construction works We will Mosquito screens beat anyaim to Shutters & rejas li like quotake for All types of internal window blinds tion! Garage doors, enclosures & 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 to see our full range! Harmony H. Sal Caja Caja

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




H. Puerto MOJACAR ← Marina PLAYA


Hotel Playa



Parque → Comercial



Mon - Fri: 6 pm - late Z-3


(Closed Thurs)

Sat & Sun: All day 'til late

Mojácar Playa, Between La Hacienda and Sitio

Tlf: 950 472 559 PAGE 23

mesa BAR & GRILL

We will be closed for one week from 16th to 22nd November

Set Menus


3 course Day & Evening Menus 10.95 € or 14.95 €


Friday Night


Fish & Chips 2 for the price of 1 8.95 € (for two persons)


Saturday Night

Free bottle of wine per couple (with the

14.95€ evening set menu)



2 for the price of 1 ... 8.95€ (for 2)


BAR FOOD served at the bar from 2 € Christmas Party Menu B ook Day or evening 20€ pp for parties of 4 or more


Christmas Day

6 Course Lunch 45€ pp

OPEN Mon to Fri: 12.30pm ‘til 3pm & 6.30pm ‘til 10pm Sat: 6.30pm ‘til close & Sun: 1pm ‘til 5pm Tlf: 950 472 948 Parque Comercial, Mojácar, 1st Floor, with lift & disabled access


Christmas Day Cava or Buck’s Fizz on arrival

To begin …


S urs Th m LADIES DAY quilly iz! 2p Special 5.50€ Menu (or choose the full menu)

Day includes sale of wide range of items – jewellery, clothes (Monsoon, M&S, Next), make-up, handbags and much, much more!

Christmas Fare Available 1st to 23rd December


Homemade Seasonal Soup Timbale of Crab & Prawn with Marie Rose Sauce Caesar Salad & Poached Egg

Main Courses

Herb Crusted Cod with Sauté Potatoes & Pea Sauce Traditional Turkey Roast with all the trimmings Homemade Steak & Mushroom Pie


Seasonal Christmas Pudding Malteser Cheesecake Apple & Cinnamon Pie .95€ Ice Cream Parti

14 son per per


catere es d for

Butternut Squash & Parmesan Soup served with Crusty Bread Baked Mushroom with Ratatouille & Mozzarella Cheese Cold Poached Salmon with Dill

Mayonnaise on a bed of Cucumber Salad

Then there’s … Sorbet

Followed by …

Traditional Turkey Roast with all the trimmings Rib-eye of Beef in a Red Wine Gravy Salad of Roasted Vegetables with a Soya & Honey Glaze Whole Baked Bream in a light Herby Butter Sauce All served with fresh local vegetables

And there’s more …

Seasonal Christmas Pudding Cointreau Trifle Apple & Cinnamon Pie Christmas Pudding Cheesecake Ice Cream

And more …

Mince Pie & Tea or Coffee BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Telephone 950 615 591

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Menus Coming Soon!



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Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm www. Sat: 10 am - 2pm El Real Industrial Estate, Antas Tel 637 259 033 Dear Editor ... I could do with a little help while I’m away in the UK and am looking for someone to water my plants, shouldn’t take more than an hour or so, once a week ... P.S. The ladder is in the garage!!!









• Breakfasts • Fish & Chips • Chilli • Wraps • Curry • Snacks Tuesday 3 pm • DAILY OFFERS BINGO UR O on Drinks & Food

• ¡NEW! Discount Vouchers OPEN




e are actively involved with the Chief of Police in Garrucha in gaining his support for NHW. His office covers quite a large area. Our first meeting went very well and I am very optimistic in taking this further with him, for his area. At the moment the only areas covered by his officers are an area in Turre and a part of Mojacar. It can obviously be of tremendous benefit to residents to be a part of such a scheme which would have a two way information path between the residents and the Police, in the sharing of information. NHW is globally accepted as the best Crime Prevention policy with active schemes in Canada, America, UK, France, Australia, New Zealand and for the past 6 years, Spain. We have active and successful schemes working in many parts of Northern Almeria Province under the authority of the registered National NHW in Spain organisation. We are looking for community minded individuals living in any areas not already covered by NHW to contact me and help us improve both our own security and our



integration into Spanish society. NHW does work in this regard as can be seen in many of the areas we operate. Obviously the more areas we cover the more information we can share to help protect ourselves. We have a history of success in preventing crime and assisting in the apprehension of offenders. Although criminal activity is, at the moment, very quiet it makes it an ideal time to establish the communication lines so that when things do get busier these lines are in place. Please don't wait until you, or a neighbour becomes a victim of crime, before considering NHW. It really can make a difference. Darker nights are here and historically crime has increased at this time of year. If you feel you could spare a few hours a month (at most) in helping your community security and helping to integrate into the local communities (we do work with the local Spanish residents and involve them) then please contact me. Thanks for your attention Jim Simpson Email: M: 661 147 554 H: 951 190 415




Mon - Sat: 10 am - late Sun: from 12 noon



Tlf: 671 961 467

Mojácar Long Term Rentals • We focus solely on long term rentals • We offer an honest service & peace of mind • 2, 3 & 4 bedroomed properties available now • So if you want to let your property, or are looking for somewhere special to live ...

... Don’t delay; contact us today Email: Tlf: 950 478 383 Mob: 662 060 056 Z-5 Ladi es' & Gents' dies' Hair & Beaut y Salon Beauty Mojacar Playa

(Next to Bar Lance)


Tlf: 950 473 159

Hair & Beauty treatments & products

Gents cuts still 5€

Have your hair done in December and receive a free gift voucher ... plus ... Dr Linda Eve is offering 10% discount off treatments throughout November & December

Monthly Botox & Filler Clinics with Dr. Linda Eve Call for a free 30 minute consultation

Sinaloa Sue celebrating her birthday with family & friends at ‘Sinaloa Bar & Grill’ PAGE 25

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. . . . . . ACROSS . . . . . . 1 Seed that follows command to open? (6) 5 Takes a break, having a day in France surrounded by rolling sand (8) 10 Made a phone call and spoke (4) 11 Enrage a repeat sex pervert (10) 12 Grain, and what to do with it, we hear? (6) 13 Gave someone a ring and made a suggestion (8) 14 Recent recruit finally deserts to fight in irregular army - becoming this? (9) 18 Secured return of silver money... (5) 19 that gives difficulty to the French (5) 20 Experienced peacekeepers found west of the river (9) 24 Steps taken by those who get their skates on? (3, 5) 25 Drink some Schweppes with liqueur (6) 26 External cell tissue in nerveending to trap gas (10) 27 I happen to kiss a goat! (4) 28 Government department makes attempt to conceal a ruse that's gone wrong (8) 29 Neat drives (6)


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. . . . . . DOWN . . . . . . 2 Learned English and Italian in an uncultured environment (7) 3 This does not describe a posh girl who is in prison endlessly (7) 4 Merseyside? (7) 6 As was Troy by Greeks, ultimately, in action (9) 7 Maiden perhaps might get the upper hand (9) 8 Drove, we hear, with good judgment - showing this (4-5) 9 Firm has to rearrange dates quickly (9) 14 In 1999, make a mistake over English books - causing hilarity (9) 15 Upstanding father wears short protective coat with elastic material (9) 16 They're discovered by pupils (9) 17 Describes a Dutchman giving rebuke kindly? (9) 21 Their properties should be permanently frozen (7) 22 Martial law upheld without resistance by Eisenhower (7) 23 Fallout can be expected from this type of family? (7)

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History of the Ditloid - Will Shortz originated the current form of the ditloid puzzle. First published in an article in the May-June 1981 issue of Games Magazine, the EQUATION ANALYSIS TEST comprised 24 questions with the instruction: "Each equation contains the initials of words that will make it correct. Find the missing words." The test was not to measure one's intelligence, fluency with words or mathematical ability but to gauge one's mental flexibility and creativity. In the first three years Will Shortz found that only a few people could solve more than half the 24 questions on the first try though many reported getting answers long after the test had been set aside at unexpected moments when their minds were relaxed, and some reported solving all the questions over a period of several days. In its annual 1981 issue Us Magazine named the Equation Analysis Test in the "What's hot" category - the only non-person so recognized. Shortz then reported that some anonymous person had re-typed the puzzle from Games, photocopied it and passed it along. This was then re-photocopied and circulated, like a chain letter, around the country. Games readers who hadn't seen the original started sending it in as something the magazine ought to consider publishing! The name 'ditloid' - was given by the Daily Express newspaper, originating from one of the first of this type of puzzle: 1 = DitLoID? 1 Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. (and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your example ... good luck!)

1. 54 = C in a D (with the J) 2. 9 = P in the S S 3. 88 = K on a P 4. 29 = D in F in a L Y 5. 64 = S on a C B 6. 2 = B T in S 7. 16 = M of J 8. 30 = D H S 9. 2 = H in a W 10. 5 = L in a L 11. 15 = M on a D M C 12. 9 = R in S S 13. 7 = Y of B L for B a M 14. 21 = D on a D 15. 1 = W on a U 16. 24 = BB in a P 17. 206 = B in the H B 18. 7 = H of R 19. 200 = P for P G in M 20. 4 = C in the H H

21. 1 = E on a C 22. 11 = P in a C T 23. 79 = A N for G 24. 10 = F in B 25. 7 = D in S W 26. 5 = R form the O S 27. 3 = R in a C 28. 3 = W M at B 29. 1 = G L for M 30. 4 = Y in an O 31. 1 = S S for a M 32. 1 = T that O K 33. 3 = L P 34. 14 = L in a S 35. 5 = F on a H 36. 3 = S in a T 37. 7 = C of the R 38. 5 = O of the W 39. 12 = A at the L S 40. 2000 = S O

Notable dates

... ... for this time of year

More useless information (unless you’re in a quiz team)!!

18th November 1991 Terry Waite was released from captivity in Beirut. 20th November 1992 Windsor Castle is badly damaged by fire. 21st November 1783 First flight by man in a hot air balloon. 27th November 1914 Britain's first policewoman goes on duty at Grantham in Lincolnshire. 30th November 1874 Winston Churchill, Prime Minister, born. December ... ... used to be the tenth month of the Roman year, and it gets its name from the word 'decem', which means ten. The Anglo-Saxons called it 'Winter monath', or 'Yule monath' because of the custom of burning the yule log around this time. After many Anglo-Saxons became Christians they called it 'Heligh monath' or holy month, because Christmas, the birth of Jesus, is celebrated in December.


Pets of the Moment LARA - Pekingese mix. Left in a box outside Huercal Overa.

1st December 1990 The island of Britain is connected with the European mainland for the first time since the Ice Age when workers from England and France meet 40 metres beneath the English Channel seabed. The Channel Tunnel was officially opened in May 1994 and featured two rail tunnels and a service tunnel. 2nd December 1697 Opening of the new St. Paul's Cathedral in London. 3rd December 1795 Rowland Hill, the originator of the Penny Post, was born. 3rd December 1967 Anniversary of the first Heart Transplant, performed by Dr. Christian Barnard in South Africa. The patient was a 25 year old teacher named Marty. 5th December 1958 Prime Minister Harold MacMillan opens Britain's first motorway, the Preston Bypass, now part of the M6. 9th December 1960 First episode of "Coronation Street" aired.

BONNIE (spayed) - Her kittens have been a real pleasure to observe as they’ve grown, both in size and confidence, and whilst mum has had her work cut out with these guys & gals, she’s been absolutely tremendous with them all. Bonnie did spend a short spell with a fosterer and thoroughly enjoyed her freedom. Only young herself, about 1½ years, Bonnie now longs to live her life a little and receive some attention and TLC. FERDINAND - Black & white shorthair, male, approx. D.O.B: February ’09. Left on the doorstep of a catloving lady who just cannot take in any more as much as she would love to – she did a marvellous job of fostering for as long as she possibly could and Ferdi came into our care when she moved house. A handsome boy with a relaxed and cuddly nature, fully vaccinated, totally domesticated and eager to fit into a loving home environment. For further information on Bonnie or Ferdinand please contact: Sharon 950 592 983, Tracy 950 460 011, Ruth 637 817 982 or Diane 950 617 643.

If you can give an animal a loving home Tlf 678 490 208 or 678 490 235


BROWNIE: is a lovely dog who can be a bit shy of strangers but, once he knows you loves nothing more than a cuddle. He tends to hang back when visitors arrive and so often gets overlooked but would so appreciate a home. Very gentle with other dogs. D.O.B. December 06.

Your Points of View Cindy & Jake update. I would like to thank The Advertiser for helping to find a new home for Cindy & Jake, the two dogs that were sadly left homeless upon the death of Ken Facer. They are now re-homed with Ray and Pat Hine in their home in Portugal. YES PORTUGAL. A big thank you Ray & Pat for your interest and enthusiasm to re-home Cindy and Jake. Last but not least I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Masonic Society for their financial support. Yours Sincerely, Sue Elmer (You’re very welcome, Tracey) Write to: Apartado 1225, Mojácar E-Mail: advertisermojacar@

Pets of the Moment

13th December 1577 Francis Drake set sail round the world in the Golden Hind.

Bit more trumpet blowing ... Hi Tracey, Congratulations on fantastic publications, wow!!!! The girl did good. Apart from the booby re Lewis and Fiona, I thought the whole publication was a credit to you!!! Regards Pat (I apologise for the booby and so does Petter) Dear Editor, Thank you so much, Tracey, for the continued, wonderful support you gave to our “Breast Cancer” month all through October. Also, grateful thanks for the way you added our Breast Cancer Logo to some of the information about our Club. You really do us proud! Many thoughts, Pamela (My pleasure)

SAMMY: ginger/white tabby. Very wary at first, tends to follow where Polly leads but just starting to come out of his shell showing his loveable cheeky-chappie side. Cautious, cheerful, charming. ELENA: is watchful of strangers however, with people that she knows she is a very loving and affectionate dog. All Elena needs is somebody who will give her 48 hours to get over her initial nervousness, after that small sacrifice she will make a loving, playful and loyal pet. Elena loves to play with other dogs. Neutered Malamute Husky/Goat Dog cross. D.O.B. April 06. TILLY: a female tortoiseshell. Such a terrified little bundle when she arrived, but has settled down with the help of her brother and sister who always give her washes and cuddles. Tactile, tender, timid.

For further information please contact Diane 664 246 728, Sharon 950 592 983, Tracy 649 237 582, or Ruth 637 817 982

678 490 208


678 490 235 PAGE 27 Escape from your TV set !

Life Beyond Your Lounge ANIMAL WELFARE

APSA (Almanzora area) 663 762 642 P.A.W.S. (Coast) 678 490 208 / 678 490 235 Puppy Rescue (Albox) 667 623 254 / 664 502 456 CLUBS

Albox Computer Club Fridays 3 pm. Rumores Function room. No qualifications needed. All welcome. 950 064 311 Bowling Clubs Elsewhere in magazine. Golf Clubs Elsewhere in magazine. Mojácar Angling Club (M.A.C.) 950 473 099 Mojácar Bridge Club Valle de Este Hotel. Wednesday 7pm. Les: 950 163 524 Mojácar Cricket Club (M.C.C.) 696 932 763 / 950 475 139 SOCIETIES / SOCIAL CLUBS

Abusos Urbanistocos 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 Almanzora Group of Friends (Albox) 634 601 615 / 686 009 788 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 Club Taurino de Mojácar 950 475 261 Dames In Spain. Meet 3rd Monday of month, 11am at Kimrick, Mojácar. Chairman Gail Creasey 950 472 225. Secretary Iris Hamilton 950 475 863. Dames In Turre. Meet last Monday of month, 11am at Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre. Chairman Ann Shone 950 398 162. Secretary Pam Smith 950 475 418. President Lesley Barlow 950 478 633.

Rastros etc. (Flea Markets)

Wed: El Rancho, Taberno road (am) Thur: Roly’s Too 1 pm - 5 pm (Last Thursday of month)

Sat: Sopalmo 10 am - 4 pm Sat: Bar International, Albox(am) Sat: Camping Los Gallardos (2nd Saturday of month)

Market Days

Sun: La Montaña Farmers’ Market (First Sunday of month) 12 pm Sun: Mojácar Fuente (am)


Mon: Tues: Wed: Thur: Fri: Sat: Sun:

Mojacar Community Library. 75 new books just arrived. 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 Taekwon-do Club 950 069 030 / 670 381 839 Mojacar Sewing Circle. Meet at Bella Vista, Wed. 10.30. Tlf: Brenda 950 390426 or Sylvia 950 472967 Mojacar Walking Group. Register on or Tlf: 950 467 679. Schedules will be e-mailed to registered walkers, and only those registered are invited to walk. SUPPORT GROUPS

Mojácar Area Cancer Support Group (MACS) Helpline 634 656 555. Elaine 607 598 470. Kirsten 646 865 308. Sybilla 966 492 343. Brenda 961 232 903. Pat 966 490 068. Hermien 966 473 358 or 676 205 522 E-mail: Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Joyce 950 137 109

Useful Numbers Local Police:

Mojácar .............................. 950 472 000 Garrucha .......................... 950 460 012 Vera ......................................... 950 393 141

Medical Centre:

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

Galasa (Emergencies):

902 355 575

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

National Number for Fire, Police and Ambulance


Multilingual Operators



950 226 161

GARRUCHA: 609 463 031

Huércal Overa - Antas Cuevas - Albox - Los Gallardos Mojácar - Bédar - Lubrín Cuevas - Lorca - Carboneras - Sorbas - Olula del Río Garrucha - Turre - Zurgena - P Lumbreras - Almería (nr Plaza Toros) Aguilas - Vera - Arboleas La Alfoquía - Villaricos - Vicar

MONDAY Alvaron: Merry Maidens Quiz. 8pm Bar Med: Quiz. 9.30pm Bar La Plaza: (Villaricos) Texas Holdem 7.30pm Latino’s (Alfoquía): Line Dancing with Pamela 7.45 pm El Naranjo Spanish Classes from 10.30am Roly’s Too: Bingo, Quiz, Play Your Cards Right 8.30 pm TUESDAY Ancla: Bingo & Play Your Cards Right 3 pm Kimrick: Fun Poker 7pm Kimrick: Ceroc with Tracey 8pm El Naranjo: Bingo 3 pm Roly’s Too: Slimming Class 7 pm WEDNESDAY Latino’s (La Alfoquía): Line Dancing with Pamela 7.45 pm Lemon Lounge: Quiz 9pm El Naranjo Spanish Classes from 10.30am Reflections: Fun Poker Roly’s Too: Conversational Spanish Class 4 pm THURSDAY Arriba: Ladies Day 2pm Hacienda: Flamenco Show 8.30 pm Mariela Oasis: Quiz 8pm Roly’s Too: 9pm. Sing-along-with Martin. Sands: Bingo 4pm & Karaoke Sinaloa: Killer Pool 7pm FRIDAY Alvaron: Live Entertainment Hacienda: Dine & Dance. Music by Victor Vergel 8 pm El Naranjo Live Entertainment (evening) Reflections: Play Your Cards Right & 70s, 80s Disco 9pm Roly’s Too: DJ Captain Sunshine Disco 9 pm Rusty Nail: Bingo 3 pm Sands: Karaoke Sinaloa: Killer Pool 7pm SATURDAY Alvaron: Live Entertainment Bar Med: Live Music Hacienda: An evening with Rich Lucas or Sue Moretta. 8 pm Irish Rover: X Factor Party Night Lemon Lounge: Bingo & Fun Quiz 4 pm MBar: Fun Poker 5pm Millionaire: Karaoke Reflections: Disco Party 9pm Rusty Nail: Live music with Robin (evening) Roly’s Too: 9pm. Fallen Angels Karaoke. SUNDAY La Montaña: Live Music (afternoon) Roly’s Too: Sing-along with Martin 9 pm. Sands: Karaoke NIGHTLY Irish Rover & The Shamrock: Karaoke / See Boards

Diary Dates NOVEMBER 20: APSA Fashion Show & Auction, La Parilla, Albox. 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets 10€ inc. wine & tapas, available from APSA shop. For more info tlf: 648 713 809. 30: Dames in Turre talk on cruising by Doreen Wolton. 11am at Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre. DECEMBER 2: Dames in Spain visit to Valor Chocolate Factory 5: Dames in Turre Christmas Market, Turre Square. To book a stall tlf: Pam 950 475 418. 6: Constitution Day. National Holiday. Everything Closed. 7: Anglican Church Christmas Fair, Puntazo Hotel, Mojácar Playa from 10am. 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception. National Holiday. Everything closed again. 9: Dames in Spain annual Carol Concert featuring “The Dames Singers” 13: APSA Christmas Fete & Craft Fair at the High School, Tijola. Tlf: Liz 661 073 712 or Di 663 762 642. 14: APSA Christmas Carols & Candlelit Meditation Evening at La Parilla, Albox. 7.30pm. Tickets 5€ including mulled wine & mince pies. 14: Dames in Spain Christmas lunch at La Parata. DIARY DATES ARE FREE (Charitable & non commercial events only )

Mojacar Local



Buses run every half hour and cover Mojácar beach from Puerta Marina to Marina de la Torre, with detours to Mojácar village. First bus (Leaves from Hotel Puerto Marina): 8.10am From 1st Oct: 8.55am (8.10am on a Sunday) Last bus: from Village (goes to Marina de la Torre): 11.45 pm From 1st Oct: 9.15pm Last bus: from Hotel Indalo: 11.25pm From 1st Oct: 8.55pm

(Service is less frequent 2 pm to 4 pm) On Friday and Saturday nights, the last buses are usually one hour later This information is as supplied to us. We cannot be held responsible for its accuracy.

Oaktree Golf Tours Reflections Golf Society


WEDNESDAY FIXTURES 18th: Valle de Este 25th: Macenas


2nd: Alboran (away day) 9th: Valle de Este 16th: Marina de la Torre



New Members and Holiday Guests Welcome Transport included Please phone for upcoming fixtures and competitions

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Other Dates to Remember NOVEMBER 22: Feast Day of St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians and organ builders. 23: St. Clement’s Day. In England long ago he was regarded as the patron saint of Blacksmiths, martyred by being tied to an anchor and tossed into the sea. 25: Catterntide / St. Catherine’s Day. Patron of unmarried women, students, philosophers, craftsmen who use wheels, lacemakers and milliners. Condemned to die on a wheel but when it shattered as she touched it, was beheaded. Catherine Wheel fireworks are named after her. 30: St. Andrew’s Day. Patron saint of Scotland. Fourth Thursday - Thanksgiving Day, USA DECEMBER 1: World AIDS Day. 4: Feast of St Barbara, patron saint of artillerymen, fireworks manufacturers, firemen, stone masons, against sudden death, against fires, and against storms (especially lightning storms). 5: St. Nicholas Eve, Holland, celebrated with festive family parties and exchanging of gifts. 6: St. Nicholas’ Day. Patron saint of children. 6: Independence Day, Finland 7: Pearl Harbour Day, USA 10: Annual presentation of the Nobel Prizes. 12: Independence Day, Kenya 13: St. Lucia’s Day, Sweden. Also celebrated in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Bosnia and Croatia.

Dave the “Rochdale Cowboy”, with Checkout Mojácar’s weather and son “Big John”, “Fireman Steve”, sea conditions here on the Sam and “Tarzan Gary” and his Beachcomber’s webcam. wife “Jane!” pulled up with Dave’s Quicksilver Commander boat at For further information on any of Villaricos, only to be swooped on the above or to find out about by the Guardia. They gave the beach, boat or coarse fishing boat the once over then asked for licenses, see John at the the inevitable “papel”. Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Dave produced a folder and they Mojácar Playa or telephone 950 disappeared into their patrol car to 473 099. get on the radio to check him out. expired the week before! After five minutes they returned, As for licenses it could be your last In case of difficulty reaching me thwarted of any fines, having to chance before 1st Jan 2010 to get (probably out fishing) ask staff for admit that all was in order with a an Andalucian coarse fishing license my mobile number. begrudging “verrry good”. After without having to complete and pass Tight Lines taking a photo of the boat for a 24 hour course and test in Spanish Beachcomber John record purposes, they went on their without a translator. (Unless you pay Gary (Tarzan) merry way, devoid of any extra for them to take the test also). I can with a Spanish mackerel income to balance their books. sort everything for you but you must Said Dave: “We’re used to the supply an ORIGINAL English rod harbour master checking the license and copy of your passort documents, even though he knows and preferably an NIE document quite well that we have all the copy in case Almería Bowling Club: Jim this Pike:requirement Tlf: 950 398cannot 803 insurance, radio license, etc, but not be got round by our loophole. I must Indalo Bowling Club: Toni Watts: Tlf: 950 468 165 the Guardia! Still, it’s nice to know a have everything by Monday 16th Cabrera Club: Tony Millington: Tlf: 639 956 800 piccy of the boat is on their filesBowling in November. Beach and boat and Information on Nationals: Bryan Redington: Tlf: be 950 478 604 case someone takes a fancy to it!” Murcia coarse licenses will not affected and can still be got with But Dave admits to breathing a sigh of relief ... they didn’t spot or didn’t just a passport and NIE document care that his fishing license had just copy.

Bowling Clubs



& FREE MAGAZINE SWAP Telephone Pamela 950 398 076

Golf Clubs & Societies Aguilon Golf Members: Les Raufer: Tlf: 650 835 188 or 634 641 199 Almería Golf League: Les Raufer: Tlf: 950 619 273 or 634 641 199 Badgers Golf Society: Keith Bradley: Tlf: 950 478 525 Boxers Golf Society: Tlf:607 675 318 or forums section of www. Cortijo Grande Golf Club: Mike Picken: Tlf: 950 475 509 Forum Golf Society: Phil Elam: Tlf: 666 847 840 or or Kimrick Golf Society: John, Kimrick rest. Tlf: 950 475 198 or 606 656 976 Marina Members Golf Club: Jim Budd: 950 162 727 Media Golf Society: Sandra: Tlf: 646 883 243 Reflections Golf Society: Chris: 665 919 916 (Holiday guests welcome) Valle del Este Golf Society: Alan Townsend: Tlf: 690 090 982

Bowling Clubs Almería Bowling Club: Jim Pike: Tlf: 950 398 803 Indalo Bowling Club: Toni Watts: Tlf: 950 468 165 Cabrera Bowling Club: Tony Millington: Tlf: 639 956 800 Information on Nationals: Bryan Redington: Tlf: 950 478 604

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

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Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?' The girl said, 'NO!' And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted. THE END PAGE 29

Sudoku Solution

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Ditloid Answers

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1. 54 Cards in a Deck (with the Joker) 2. 9 Planets in the Solar System 3. 88 Keys on a Piano 4. 29 Days in February in a Leap Year 5. 64 Squares on a Chess Board 6. 2 Blank Tiles in Scrabble 7. 16 Moons of Jupiter 8. 30 Days Hath September 9. 2 Halves in a whole 10. 5 Lines in a Limerick 11. 15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest 12. 9 Reindeers in Santa's Sleigh 13. 7 Years of Bad Luck for Breaking a Mirror 14. 21 Dots on a Die 15. 1 Wheel on a Unicycle 16. 24 Black Birds in a Pie 17. 206 Bones in the Human Body

Crossword Solution S E S R R R U N D M I L T M E R E U R U B R B I C E M R E P I N S T R E


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18. 7 Hills of Rome 19. 200 Pounds for Passing Go in Monopoly 20. 4 Chambers in the Human Heart 21. 1 Eye on a Cyclops 22. 11 Players in a Cricket Team 23. 79 Atomic Number for Gold 24. 10 Frames in Bowling 25. 7 Dwarves in Snow White 26. 5 Rings form the Olympic Symbol 27. 3 Rings in a Circus 28. 3 Wise Men at Bethlehem 29. 1 Giant Leap for Mankind 30. 4 Years in an Olympiad 31. 1 Small Step for a Man 32. 1 Time that Opportunity Knocks 33. 3 Little Pigs 34. 14 Lines in a Sonnet 35. 5 Fingers on a Hand 36. 3 Sides in a Triangle 37. 7 Colours of the Rainbow 38. 5 Oceans of the World 39. 12 Apostles at the Last Supper 40. 2000 Sydney Olympics

Les, an ardent fan of Everton football club, Reflections Golf Society and Lisa, (2nd from right) together with Lisa and other Everton supporters as he celebrated his birthday in Reflections. In the mornings, Lisa and Les are in charge of breakfasts at Eatz diner, but the day after this photo the Eatz breakfast would have been better described as brunch!

Tammy (arrowed) with friends at her leaving party in Sands. Tammy is going to Merseyside and from their to Australia - eventually. PAGE 30

Index to Display Adverts in This Issue Advertiser



A1 Cleaning ................................................................. 3 Almería Engine Services ........................ 12 AMD (Building, General, Gardening) .............. 8 Alvaron Cafe Bar ................................................ 5 Ancla Cafe Bar ................................................... 25 Arriba Cafe Bar ................................... FC, 24 Ashlove’s Pet House ...................................... 21 Axa Insurance ........................................................ FC Aznar Asesores (Gestoria) .......................... 21 Bar Esencial ............................................................... 23 Bar Med ............................................................................. 5 Beachcomber Bar/Cafe ............................ 6 Bluwater Web Design .............................. 23 Bonita Hair & Beauty ................................ 25 Cafe O ................................................................................. 7 Captain’s Tapas Bar ................................... 10 Casa Benedict ....................................................... 22 Chiropody (Kim White) .............................. 7 Choice FM .................................................................... BC Cool Air Vehicle Air-Conditioning ........... 12 Cowboy Cocina .................................................. 15 Crown Rent-a-Car .......................................... 12 Dave’s Transport & Removals ........... 3 De Lima’s Removals ...................................... 21 Dental Clinic (Mojácar) ........................... BC D.Match Digital Services ...................... BC Eatz Diner .................................................................... 11 El Naranjo ....................................................................... 4 Ferretería Mojácar ........................................... 3 First Call Computer Solutions ......... 21 Gala’s ................................................................................ BC Geoff Cross Plumber ...................................... 5 Gill’s Bedlinen & Fashions ....................... 4 Hair Design ................................................................ FC Hair Scene .................................................................. 23 Handyman ...................................................................... 3 Harmony Gym ...................................................... 13 Irish Rover & Shamrock ........................... 23 Iron Art ............................................................................. 25 Isapelucan Dog Grooming .................... 3 L H Services Cleaning & Maintenance .. 21 La Hacienda ................................................................ IF La Mesa .......................................................................... 24 La Montaña ............................................................... FC Lemon Lounge Bar ............................................. IB FC: Front Cover

BC: Back Cover


Location Warehousing ................................ IB Locksmith (Lee) ...................................................... FC Lykes ........................................................................................ IF Mariela Oasis Bar Restaurant ......... 9 MBar ........................................................................................ 8 Millionaire ................................................................... 23 Mobility Matters ................................................ 21 Mojácar Homes ....................................................... 3 Mojácar Long Term Rentals ............. 25 Mojácar Plumbing ............................................... 3 Mr. UK English Supermarket ........... FC Neil Godwin - Electrician ......................... 3 Netforce Int. Property .............................. 15 Oak Tree Golf Tours .................................. 29 Paint Magic Decorator ................................... FC Paul Thomas Building ..................................... 3 Peter Morgan Building and Roofing ..... 3 PR Building Services ......................................... 3 Ramo del Limón Restaurant ................. IB Real Covers (for Pools) ........................................ 9 Reflections Lounge Bar ............................ 11 Regency Snooker Club ............................ FC Rod Bridges Appliance repairs ..................... 3 Roly’s Too Restaurant ................... FC, 15 Rusty Nail Bar ........................................................... 3 Sands .................................................................................. 11 Sinaloa Bar & Grill ....................................... 16 Sol-aero Flying Club ................................... 17 Solo Sat & ABC (Sat TV & air-con) ......... FC Sol Passion Tanning/Beauty .......................... 10 Suckling Electrical ................................................ 3 Sunflower Homes .................................................. 3 Super Savers Eng. Supermarket ............. BC Syedpur Indian Restaurant ............... 19 Telitec Connections ............................................. 7 The Loft Lounge Bar ..................................... FC Torre Bahia ................................................................ 10 Ventanas y Puertas ....................................... 23 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ............................... FC Most display adverts for Mojácar carry a ‘Z’ number. This refers to the advertiser’s location zone on the map running along the bottom of pages 8 to 13.

IF: Inside Front Cover

IB: Inside Back Cover

We always visit Henry Higgins’ tomb at the Mojácar cemetery on Nov 1st. We didn’t know he was entombed there ‘til a few years ago. The first time we visited there were no flowers or candles, so now we always take one. However, this year there were a couple of candles already, maybe your article from the early July 2009 edition about Henry inspired others to visit him. I clearly recall the day Henry died. My ex, who was really into bullfighting, knew him and we were going to meet up with Henry and his friend that day. However, the fatal accident occurred and I recall going to the Hotel Mojácar, (no longer there) and consoling poor Henry’s friend, (I can’t remember her name). I do recall however, that there were some strange stories as to what exactly happened that day with the hang-glider, but who knows! The picture is of our candle of remembrance for this year being placed by my boyfriend, who loves all the stories I have told him about my past in this area. Barbara Knowles





WEDNESDAY 18th NOVEMBER Social Style Dance at Latino's, La Alfoquía 7.45pm ‘til Late

SPAIN Tel: (0034) 950 391 412 Fax: (0034) 950 529 490 U.K. Tel: (0044) 01354 655911 Fax: (0044) 01354 655965

CHRISTMAS PARTY SOCIAL DANCE WEDNESDAY 16th DECEMBER at Latino's, La Alfoquía 7.30pm for 8.00pm 'til Late • Singing three carols in the break! • • Large Raffle for F.A.C.E. • • Please bring a plate of buffet food • DRESS CODE: RED & WHITE CLOTHES OR FATHER CHRISTMAS OUTFITS! (if possible) WEDNESDAY 20th JANUARY 2010 Social Style Dance at Latino's, La Alfoquía 7.45pm 'til Late ENTRANCE FEE: ONLY 3 euros PLEASE PUT IN YOUR DANCE REQUESTS EARLY FOR ALL SOCIAL DANCES. THANK YOU Bookstall & coin collection for F.A.C.E. and free magazine swap always present Telephone Pamela: 950 398 076



Wed to Sat: 7 pm - 10.30 pm


lemon lounge Scenes from The Indalo Players recent play “Dying To Meet You” directed by Peter Marriott.

(From left to right) David Lightfoot, Val Carrington, Jose Luis Cano, Sandra Marriott, Geoff Ward, Valerie Pearson, (seated) Luke Revill and Kristina Werner.

Open Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm

(early closing Monday & Tuesday)

NEW Table d'Hote & A la Carte Menus T hurs & Fri: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm

Menu del Dia: from 7.5 0 A

NEW Retro Theme Nights Thursday

NEW Autumn Snack & Lite Bite Menu

Gourmet Fish & Chips

NEW 2 Course Lunch Menu served Mon, Tues, Wed & Sat 5 A

Sunday Lunch:

QUIZ NIGHT: Wednesday 9 pm BINGO: Saturday 4pm is now followed by ... a Fun Quiz & free paella

Friday 2 courses 10.50 A 3 courses 12.00 A

3 courses 12 A Served from 1 pm - 4 pm For details or reservations call

Tlf: 950 472 659 Mojacar Playa


The Advertiser is an independent publication and copyright exists throughout. The purchase of advertising space in The Advertiser does not entitle advertisers to any ownership of the copyright for artwork contained therein, which remains the property of the original artist or owner. Artwork (such as logos) supplied to us for inclusion has been reproduced on the understanding that the advertiser holds copyright entitlement to such artwork. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for claims made by advertisers or errors in adverts caused by incorrect or untimely submission. Opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of the Editor or Publisher. Deposito Legal: AL-488-2009 Readers should seek suitably qualified professional advice before making purchases, accepting offers or taking on any contractual obligations, etc. PAGE 31

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Xmas Fare

ENGLISH SUPERMARKET CHRISTMAS BAKING ESSENTIALS flours, fruits, spices, glace cherries mixed peel, sugars & icings ... ALL AT UNBEATABLE PRICES !! PRICES!!

Menú del Día 3 courses plus a drink - 10 €

Christmas Day

6 course lunch, bottle of wine per couple, Cava on arrival 45€pp Closed Tues


TURRE: next to Meson del Pobre HOURS: Monday - Sunday 10 am - 7 pm Tlf: 950 468 386

credit & debit cards accepted




2.50 € - Full House - 5 €

Winter Menu






(Deposit 20€pp )

OPEN 11am 'til late

Sunday Roast

served 1pm 'til late 1 course - 8.50 € 2 courses - 11.00 € 3 courses - 13.50 €

1st to 24th December 3 course Dinner 14.50€pp

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


Gala's Restaurant & Bar





For reservations: 618 539 500 / 950 472 308

107.3 FM

Classic hits and today’s best music

& 91.4 FM

Roy Silverthorne - Phil Jones - Steve Fear - Mike Walker - Rob Green Office: 950 618 757 Studio: 950 618 756 Sales: 699 346 877 Email: info@choice Listen online: http//


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