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October 2010

LOCKSMITH Lost your keys? Locked out? Don't panic ! Commercial Residential Cars Lock fitting service Fully legal Established 10 years

Tlf: Lee 666 949213 (24hrs)

Hair Design Mojácar Playa

by Julian Est. 9 years

Clocks go back one hour

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950 475 452 666 299 714

HAIR DESIGN Activa

Hotel Continental

Fully Insured Fully Legal

You've tried the Rest ... Now try the Best !

EXPERIENCED INTERIOR & EXTERIOR DECORATOR USING QUALITY MATERIALS

THIS FAST, FRIENDLY, CLEAN & EFFICIENT SERVICE WILL NEVER BE BEATEN ON PRICE NO PAYMENT UNTIL COMPLETE SATISFACTION

GARRUCHA Near Post Office

FOR A FREE QUOTATION

TEL: 617 904 774

Mon to Fri: 9 am - late Sat & Sun: 10 am - late Tlf: 697 383 059

WINTER HOURS (Oct - Mar) Tue - Sat: 12 - 2.30 & 6 - 10

HOME COOKED FOOD served all day 'til 11pm Las Buganvillas

FAMILY ATMOSPHERE

Fish or Pie, Chips & Mushy Peas

♣ Breakfasts & Lite Bites ♣ Evening Menu ♣ Daily Specials 5.50 A

♠ MON: Spanish Classes from 10.30am ♠Bingo, Quiz, PYC Right 8.30 pm ♠ TUES: Jam Session (bring your own instrument) Dart Board ♠ THUR: Sing-along with Martin 9 pm ables Pool T orts All Sky Sp ♠ FRI: Sean Grew 9 pm Showing rship Games ♠ SAT: ‘The Fallen Angels’ Karaoke 9 pm & Premie T ROOM ♠ SUN: Sing-along with Martin 9 pm INTERNE

5€

Kebab Meat, Chips & Sauce

Tlf: 950 133 193 Don't wait for your air-con to pack up! Get it serviced now and save yourself A100s

Vehicle Air-Conditioning Re-Fill / Re-Chill

Fully Qualified Engineer

Diagnostics : Repairs : Re-gas

MOBILE SERVICE: Mojácar, RICHARD: 690 756 196 or 673 195 872 Garrucha, Vera, & surrounding areas

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Open 'til late

LOUNGE BAR

Tlf: 690 756 196

• Large sunny terrace with fantastic views • Good selection of •

local & imported beers & wines Dart Board, Dominoes, 1€ Pool Table

Breakfasts now being served from 9am Lunches served until 4pm

Live Saturday Premiership Games 4pm Independent systems Different matches shown simultaneously 4 screens NEW ABU DHABI HD SYSTEM NOW INSTALLED

SYEDPUR SUNDAY CURRY NIGHTS 3rd OCTOBER & 7th NOVEMBER Takeaway available

For all your Insurance & Investment Needs

Supermarket ... Butchers ... and much, much more!

∗ Policies available in English ∗ Competitive Rates

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Agents for Securitas Direct Alarm Systems

INSURANCES & Mojacar Playa (Near the Irish Rover) INVESTMENTS E-mail: axa.mojacar@gmail.com

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Steak House

For reservations

LA HACIENDA

La Parata OPEN EVERY DAY Monday to Saturday 7pm - late Sunday 1pm - late

950 473 085

Open every day 11am - 4.30pm & 7 pm - late

El Toro

Parilla Argentina

Tlf: 950 472 989

Argentinian

FREE WIFI

Steak House

LIVE FLAMENCO SHOW Every Thursday from 8.30 pm

Come and enjoy the best steaks, service and value in the area. You’ve tried the rest, now try the best!

SPECIAL MENU served EVERY FRIDAY

Home-made Soup of the Day or Paté ... 3.00a Sirloin Steak (12oz) ... 10.00a

½ Roast Chicken ... 8.50a

Fillet Steak (10oz) ... 13.00 a

½ Shoulder of Lamb ... 9.50a

Rib Eye Steak (12oz) ... 11.50a

Home-made Steak Pie ... 7.00 7.00a

T Bone Steak (20 to 32oz) ... from 16.50a Guest Meat every week

Mixed Salad for 2 Argentinian Entrecote Steak minimum 300g served with Chips or Jacket Potato ½ Bottle of Wine Coffee

Ribs with home-made sauce ... 8.50a Fish of the Day ... from 7.00a

20€ per person

All served with hand-made chips or salad & peas or mushrooms

Z-3 Paseo del Mediterraneo 101, Mojacar Playa (near The Emerald Isle)

Choice of Four Home-made Desserts ... 4.00 a Vegetarian Options available

SUNDAYS ... Traditional Roast Lunch served from 1pm

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HOMEMADE TRADITIONAL FOOD

SPECIAL DISHES ... Wild Boar, Suckling Pig, Venison, Lobster ... available if pre-booked.

Cafe Bar

From 1st October spend 50€ or more and receive a 10€ voucher off your next visit ( minimum 4 people) FREE raffle ticket for all diners to win a Sunday Roast Main Course (draw takes place every Friday, starters & desserts not included)

MOJACAR PLAYA

XMAS FARE MENU served from 1st December 4 courses 17.50€ per person

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MENU del DIA

Hotel Indalo

Hipermercado Mojacar

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Cueva del Lobo

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11am every Thursday Fashion, Beauty & more... Special 5.95€ Menu available

Tlf: 950 472 989

La Gaviota Restaurant Pick up/Drop off area

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Normal Menu served all day

LADIES’ DAY is back

El Toro Steak House

Lemon Lounge

PICK UPS AVAILABLE ... from the area underneath La Gaviota Restuarant ... If you call 30 minutes before we will come and pick you up and drop you off in the same place after your meal.

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3 courses 11.95€

Parties of 20 or more ... we can provide entertainment for 5€ per person extra

Pueblo Indalo

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Priced from 2.50 € to 5.50 €

SELECTION OF FRESH AUTUMN SALADS 3 courses 8.75€

BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS DAY 5 Course Lunch with Entertainment 40€ per person ... 50% deposit required on booking

BIGGEST, BEST VALUE BREAKFAST MENU on the playa!!

‘PIE DAYS’

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

4.75€ each or 2 for 9.00€ Bottle of House wine 5.00€

SUNDAY ROASTS Beef, Pork, Chicken or Slow Roast Lamb (booking advisable and supplement of 1.50€ for the lamb)

1 course 6.95 € 2 courses 8.95 € 3 courses 10.95 €

Hallowe’en Supper Saturday 30th October 3 courses 15€

Open Every Day 11am ‘til Late

FOR RESERVATIONS OR ENQUIRIES TLF: 950 615 591 or 634 347 256 OR VISIT www.arriba-mojacar.com

Private Parties Catered

Apartado 1225, 04638 Mojácar, Almería Monthly in the Eastern Almería area

Editor: Tracey Mayou PAGE 2

Tlf: 657 982 878

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PROPERTY RENTALS OFFICE: Tlf/ Fax 950 165 571 MOBILE: 600 227 460

Electrician Neil Godwin

Based in Turre

• Heating

Installation

• Boletín's Supplied

687 245 569 25 years experience Full City & Guilds Fully insured & fully legal

PR BUILDING SER VICES SERVICES

have more than 15 years experience in

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MAINTENANCE

THE HAND YMAN HANDYMAN THA T C AN THAT CAN • Painting, interior or exterior • Small Plumbing jobs • General D.I.Y. • Gardening Chris Sutton Quality Workmanship

General Plumbing Heating Bathrooms Maintenance

Richard on 608 673 681

Established 11 years Based in Mojácar Tlf: 699 909 773

Turre

THE FUNDRAISER

Vera

TAKING YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS AND TURNING THEM INTO FUNDS FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE

ALL CLOTHES 1€ PER ITEM A helping hand to the community

• Property Sales • Property Management • Long & Short Term Rentals • Insurance including Car,

A helping hand to charities

SUCKLING ELECTRICAL MOJACAR

& surrounding area

Tel: 950 478 834

• Mains Electric Installation • Electrical Repairs BEEN • Fault Finding CUT OFF - ICP • Surge Protection PROBLEMS? • Water Pumps CALL US! • Garden Irrigation Systems

309 Paseo del Mediterraneo, Mojacar Playa. (Next to gb stores) Z-8

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Household, Travel, Pet, etc.

Phone for a "quick quote" today and Ibex will do their best to equal your current quote.

663 660 409 (Eng) 677 672 144 (Span)

Z-5 English speaking staff

Everything for the Home & Garden NEW MOBILE TOP UP FACILITY Christmas Decorations in stock from November

BOLD STATEMENT!

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600 689 222

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We cover all aspects of work to a standard far superior to most

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Tlf: 950 473 111 Let us help you reduce your electricity bill Long Life Bulbs 2.20€ each or 4 for 8.00€

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BUILDING AND ROOFING SPECIALISTS

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♦ANTI-PARASITE TREATMENTS ♦QUALIFIED DOG GROOMER

Isabel Córdoba

Avd. Almería 7, TURRE (next to REST. ADELINA)

Tlf: 950 468 398 Mob: 667 260 938

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HELP US TO HELP THEM - ALL DONATIONS GRATEFULLY RECEIVED

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Plumbing General Building & Maintenance No job too small. No job too big All work guaranteed 20 years experience in Spain Fully Legal. Mojácar area

Tlf: Andy 697 302 039

Vera - opposite MAXI Dia% Mon to Fri: 10am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm & most Saturdays

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Russ, Lorraine & Lisa welcome you to one of Mojácar's oldest bars

Open All Year Closed Thursdays

Outside Bar with sunny, sea-view terrace BAR SNACKS (take-away available) On Draught :

Domestic Appliance Engineer 687 261 280 950 473 035

Real Ale, Guinness, Strongbow, Budweiser, John Smiths

                            

REPAIRS to:

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

All Live Sports 3 different bars Watch it here! Free Wi - Fi

BINGO : Fridays

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Cafe Bar

Tapas Snacks Breakfasts Evening Menu

Los Gallardos SUNDAY SUNDAY CARVERY CARVERY served served from from 1.30pm 1.30pm SKY SPORTS

shown on large screen TV

PIZZAS Freshly made to order from 7 pm Eat in or Take-away

¿ ¿ T uesdays BINGO 3pm ? ? T hursdays QUIZ NIGHT 8.30pm Fridays KARAOKE 8.30pm Private Functions Catered

Bookings no w being ttak ak en ffor or our now aken

XMAS FFARE ARE MENU 1st to 24th December

Tlf: 950 398 799

Call for details

QUALITY ENGLISH BEDLINEN

Established 1998

OPEN: Mon - Sat: 10am - 3pm

Tlf: 950 472 835

Everything you Need for the Bedroom & Bathroom including Memory Foam Mattress Toppers, Pillows, 100% Egyptian Cotton Percale Sheets, Embroidered Bedspreads & Throws. Greetings Cards for all occasions with a selection of Hand-made Birthday Cards

Great Selection of 'YANKEE' CANDLES T-LITES, VOTIVES JAR CANDLES POT-POURRI ESSENTIAL OILS all with fabulous fragrances

Autumn Fashion NO W IN NOW

Z-8 Mojacar Playa (opp. Ferreteria Lopez) Three trawlers being broken up in Garrucha harbour in September. It has been said that trawler men are being paid off by fisheries authorities to give up their licenses.

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Sea View Inconsequential Quickies and Coastal Chit-Chat.

Harmony Singers are still looking for men and women to join their new singing group so if you can sing just go along and have some fun. Rehearsals are now in progress for their next show. Call 950 069 610 or 664 095 564. Or why not take part in the Fanny Lee’s X Factor competition? The first heat is on Friday 15th October. You can collect an entry form from the bar or download one from their website (see ad, too long for the column!). First prize is worth 500€. It is open to solo or group performers, entry fee is 5€ which will be donated to charity and entrants must be 16 or over.

If you’re feeling a bit more energetic now the weather has cooled down a bit Mojácar Cricket Club is looking for new members. The numbers to call are on page 32. Ladies’ Day is back every Thursday at Arriba Café Bar at the new time of 11am. Apart from fashions there will also be beauty products, a clairvoyant, fun quiz and a special 5.95€ menu on offer.

the Sunday Supper Club or a lunchtime Menu del Día. All you have to do is enjoy lunch or dinner in the restaurant or coffee and cake on their pavement patio, answer the question and fill in your details on the voucher and hand it in. New voucher on page 20 to cut out or you can collect one from 22. Club Taurino have been in touch to say that there are still a few places left for their 3 day, 2 night trip to Ronda on 26th October. The price is 175€ staying in a three star town centre hotel inclusive of breakfast and coach travel. Contact Audrey or Mike on 950 475 261 or visit www.club-taurino-mojacar.com They are also organising a trip to Sevilla on 22nd November for 4 days/3 nights staying at a hotel in the historical city centre within easy walking distance of the shops. Coach travel, bed & breakfast is 195€ per person with two sharing. Single supplement 30€ per night. Again contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 or visit www.club-taurinomojácar.com News from Eatz Diner is that even though the premises is closed all your fish & chip shop favourites are now available next door at Sands – Monday to Friday, eat in or take away, telephone orders welcome 677 865 050. And if you’re in Garrucha, Zak’s Plaice has, by even more popular demand than for the ‘cheesy chips’, now added ‘potato scallops’ to the menu. Are your mobile calls costing you a fortune? Why not transfer your number to hits mobile pay and go at InternetCallshop in Los Gallardos. On the hits tariff calls to

♣And the designer clothing sale at ♣

The Beachcomber is also back every last Thursday of the month from 11am until 3pm with Marks & Spencer, Wallis and other well known labels. El Toro Steak House and 22 are still running their competitions. El Toro are offering a voucher worth 10€ when you spend 50€ or more. AND all diners receive a raffle ticket for a weekly draw to win a Sunday Roast main course – see their ad on the inside front cover. Slight change to the one at 22 in that now the prize is a table for 2 at

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Lunchtime diners at Blue Lagoon were provided with some live entertainment ... everyone in the picture had their own advice about how to proceed!


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Z-7 "The bar for grown-ups" OPEN DAILY from 10 am

LIVE MUSIC every Sunday

Elegant & Relaxing Lounge Bar Paseo del Mediterraneo, Mojacar (below Rest. Mediterraneo) Z-4 Open 2 pm ‘til late

FUN QUIZ is now on WEDNESDAY at 9.30pm

KITCHEN OPEN 1pm - 9pm

Sky Sports

INTERNET ACCESS

9th October: Mel Jay 16 th October: ‘Betty Swollocks’

October Saturday 9th

23 rd October October:: DJ Steve King & ‘Betty Swollocks’

Party Fancy Dress live music

30th October October::

Hallowe’en Party with JC

BBQ

Mojacar Playa

Since 1968 - Mojacar’s original authentic beach bar a UK landline are just 5.3c* per min and calls in Spain just 7c* per min, and if you call another hits mobile number calls are free*. The cost to transfer is just 10€ and that includes 10€ credit with a further 5€ free credit offer and if your mobile needs unlocking InternetCallshop can get that done for you too. For more information give Linda a call on 950 398 896. (*terms/conditions apply) Remember InternetCallshop has now adopted 'Spanish' opening hours and is closed for siesta. The new opening times are Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm. If you’re looking for plants or plant advice go to Phil at Ground Cover, (at the back of Iron Art, El Real Industrial Estate, Antas). Phil can assist you in choosing the right plants and is also available for landscaping your garden. Special offer for this month is Cestrum Nocturnum - known as the fragrant "Lady of the Night", normally 5.50€, it has been reduced to 3€. As the Dames in Spain and Turre begin their new season more events and trips are being organised. The Dames in Spain have organised a talk by John Stanton on the Jubilee Sailing Trust (Tall Ships) for 18th October and a trip to Centro Hipico, Valle del Almanzora for 26th October. Friends and guests are welcome. You can telephone Gail 950 472 225 or Iris 950 475 863 for more information.

Tlf: 666 140 901

prizes

Followed by a gentle closedown for the winter

Dart Board

2nd October: DJ Steve King & ‘Betty Swollocks’

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October

Special Halloween & Closing Party

Smoking Permitted

LIVE SA TURD AY ENTERT AINMENT SATURD TURDA ENTERTAINMENT

Oktoberfest

Sunday 31st October

Closed Tuesday

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OPEN EVERY DAY

10am 'til 12 midnight

The Dames in Turre have two excursions planned … a shopping trip to the commercial centres in Murcia (Primark, Ikea, C&A, etc.) on October 28th and a three day trip to Benidorm on November 23rd. Again friends and guests are welcome. Telephone Lesley 950 478 633 or Sylvia 950 472 967 to book your places. And finally … by the time you read this De Lima’s should have reopened after their recent flood! And finally, finally … A poll conducted for the Mayor of London revealed that over 60 per cent of Londoners would prefer the clocks not to be put back in winter. However, whether we like it or not it’s that time of year again and the clocks are indeed going back by one hour, at 2am on Sunday 31st October 2010.



QROPS ... Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme As a British ex-pat, living in Spain, you have been eligible to take your UK frozen Pension benefits prior to your normal or selected retirement age since April 2006. This means that you can receive your lump sum (tax free) and income now, which could help in these difficult financial times. Why not join the thousands of ex-pats world wide, who are enjoying their benefits early, and find out what this means for you? For more information and a free no obligation review of your benefits Tlf: David on 678 035 992 or Email: yourclientreview@yahoo.co.uk or visit our website: www.ourfinancialreview.com

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BEACHCOMBER BA R / CAFE, BAR

MOJACAR PLAYA

Facing Sea Front, next to Irish Rover

Tlf: 950 473099 Z-4 almeriafreeads.com/webcam www.beachcomber.viva-almeria.com OPEN 11 am 'til close LAST FOOD ORDERS 10pm GOURMAND'S 5 COURSE MENU OF THE NIGHT 11.50€ APPETISER Warm Quiche of the Day STARTERS Soup of the Day with freshly baked baguette Following starters are all served with a salad garnish Deep Fried Camembert with redcurrant jelly Roquefort Stuffed Mushrooms Baby Scallops & Shrimps sautéed in garlic butter Deep Fried King Prawns with sweet chilli sauce Salmon Fish Cakes with lemon mayonnaise Smoked Salmon & Herb Cream Cheese Roulade with caviar PALETTE CLEANSER Lemon Sorbet (with or without a splash of Cava) MAIN COURSES Beer Battered, crispy & skinless Fish & Chips with peas or mushy peas Main meals below are served with fresh seasonal vegetables or salad and choice of potatoes 6oz Topside Minute Steak & pepper sauce Breast of Chicken with mushroom sauce Pork Steaks with cider apple sauce Sweet, Sour & Chilli King Prawn Stir Fry on a bed of rice Beachcomber Salad Stuffed Vegetable Naan Slow Roasted Lamb Shank with minted gravy (3€ supplement) DESSERTS Cheesecake of the Day with ice cream Red & Black Berry Sherry Trifle Syrup Sponge with custard or ice cream Bread Pudding with custard or ice cream Profiteroles with ice cream & chocolate sauce Knickerbocker Glory with red & black berries Hot Waffle with ice cream, chocolate sauce or golden syrup Coffee is on the house when ordering an after dinner drink

‘Beachcomber John’ had a great day out with Chris of ‘almerimarlife.com’ and his wife Sandy of Alstrays Cat Rescue. Almerimar's choice of restaurants offering reasonable tapas and menu del días went down a treat. One thing that did surprise him though was how many Chimpanzees and Gorillas there must be in the town to make it worth putting up signs for them.

‘Paul T’ well known in Mojácar for his love of fast and beautiful cars captured again! (A similar pose was recorded in the July issue)

OUR NORMAL EXTENSIVE MENU IS ALSO AVAILABLE DAY & NIGHT

Economy 3 course Menu of the Day 9.50€ Traditional Sunday Roast Lunch 3 courses 10.50€ or main course only 7.50€

BREAKFAST Choose any 8 items for 5€ or any 12 items for 7€ Extensive Wine List TAKE-AWAY AVAILABLE

FREE WiFi

XMAS DAY LUNCH Warm Cheese, Onion & Tomato Quiche Traditional 1970s Prawn Cocktail Duck & Apple Pate with red onion jam, toast & salad garnish Smoked Salmon & Herb Cream Cheese Roulade, caviar, bread & garnish Homemade Cream of Tomato & Basil Soup with freshly baked baguette

"Nightmare Brian" (left) was on holiday at his Nan’s in the UK and met up and stayed the night with his old mate "Beachcomber H"

Lemon Sorbet A mixture of Turkey Breast, Beef & Pork served with mashed & roast potatoes, pig in a blanket, bacon, onion & sage stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, peas & four fresh vegetables on the side PLUS your choice of sauces & accompaniments (Vegetarian option available if ordered in advance) Mince Pie with cream, ice cream or custard Xmas Pudding with cream, ice cream or custard, (brandy optional) Apple & Fruits of the Forest Crumble with cream, ice cream or custard Baileys or After Eight Cheesecake with ice cream Coffee on the house when ordering after dinner drinks One sitting - Sit down between 12.30pm & 3.30pm - Bar closes 7pm Adults 35€ - Children 20€ - Reservations only 50% non-returnable deposit required when booking OUR PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE SERVICE CHARGE WHICH IS AT YOUR DISCRETION

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"Beachcomber Rhys" on "Captain Duncan Sunshine's" boat with his granddad fishing. Must get his good looks from his grandmother eh?


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TOLDOS / BLINDS

Kim White

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

CHIROPODY

Typical Spanish Cuisine Roast Lamb, Venison, Paella, T-Bone Steak, Seafood Platter   Menu del Dia S erved 3 courses 9€ All Day Sunday Roast   3 courses 10€

QUALITY & SERVICE

Open every day 11 - 4 & 6 - late

Local agent: Lloyd Dean Tlf: 667 652888

Since 1973

AWNINGS

for business premises

& private homes

Free estimates

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

e-mail: lloydcdean@gmail.com

THE INDALO PLAYERS PRESENT

Women on the Verge of HRT

& BEAUTY TREATMENTS

Plot Summary: Best friends Vera and Anna have a number of things in common. They are on the 'wrong' side of 40, have ‘husband troubles’ and an undying love of the Irish singing sensation Daniel O’ Donnell. During a trip to Donegal to see their beloved idol in concert, they come face to face with the realities of their lives – loveless marriages, husbands in the clutch of mid-life crises, impending menopause and the prospect of being thrown on the scrap heap of life. Enter Fergal, the handsome young waiter who happens to look like Daniel, and things begin to change. Vera and Anna confront their fears and start to realise that life doesn't have to end when HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) begins. The show is perfect for a girls' night out, and pretty good for the guys as well.

PROFESSIONAL CHIROPODY FOR ALL

Clinic at Vera Playa Mobile service to Mojácar, Vera & Villaricos 7 14 9 659 For appointments call Kim: 63 637 149 kimfootcareandbeauty@live.co.uk

Gift Vouchers available

the

lemon lounge

OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY FROM 11AM (early closing Monday)

Serving Breakfasts, Lunches & Snacks every day

by Marie Jones at KIMRICK, Mojácar Playa Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th, Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th of October - 7.30pm

TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET

Waxing, Electrolysis, Facials, Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Manicure/ Pedicure, etc... ...for Ladies & Gentlemen.

BINGO Saturday 4pm

QUIZ NIGHT Wednesday 9pm Z-5

Mojácar Playa Tlf: 950 472 659

restaurante

ramo del limon INTERNATIONAL FUSION

Thur, Fri, Sun : 12.30 pm - 3.30pm Tues to Sat : 7 pm - 10.30 pm

MORE

THAN

Studio: 950 618 757 www.choiceradiospain.com

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MUSIC

107.3 FM

(right) In rehearsal on the beach, as the action of the play takes place on a windswept headland in magical Donegal. TICKETS 9€ on sale at Gill’s Linen Shop and Kimrick, Mojácar Playa For further information call Sue 950 069 109

A GENUINE PIECE OF IRELAND IN MOJACAR IRISH OWNED & IRISH MANAGED

Open Every Day 1pm until Late

“OUT OF MY DREAMS” An Autumn Serenade by THE ROSE SINGERS Music from the Musicals, Grand Opera, Sacred & Secular Songs, A Little Boogie Woogie, Jazz and much, much, more...

Friday 5th November at 7.30pm Miraflores, Camping Los Gallardos (with disabled access) Saturday 6th November at 7.30pm

Mojácar Playa

www.fannyleesirishpub.com "Pota" of • All major sporting events shown on 100" screen plus 2.75€ ess inn Gu 3 TVs downstairs for alternative viewing

WHAT'S ON

• Guinness, Murphy's Red, Heineken, Amstel & Strongbow on draught • Irish Newspapers • Snacks • Regular Guinness promotions • Live Weekend Entertainment (see boards for details)

Kimrick, Mojácar Playa Tickets 10€ available from: Gills, Mojácar Playa • Total Entertainment, Turre, Forget-Me-Not, Buganvillas • Cornish Pride, Vera • Choir Members By special request there will be a Christmas Concert on the 18th December at Camping Los Gallardos and a January Concert is planned which will be at the Convent in Vera.

Near Hotel Sal Marina Tlf: 950 615 522

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FANNY'S X FACTOR Singing Competition 1st Heat - Friday 15th October 1st Prize 500€, 2nd Prize 300€, 3rd Prize 200€

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5€ per entry - DJ & Finger Food each Night

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Application forms from Fanny Lee's or go to www.fannyleesirishpub.com COMING • Bar Food (inc.Irish Stew) • Happy Hour Nights (see boards) SOON • Highest Score Darts for Leg of Lamb • Free Internet Access

Come and join us and enjoy the craic at Mojácar's authentic, official Irish Bar

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A farewell gathering was held for Steve at Alvaron - the second member of The ‘48’ Club to go back to blighty.

THE COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICE

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General Building Service Gravel, delivered & spread Sand & Topsoil Delivered Mini Digger Skip Hire Tipper Truck Rental Excavations Pools, Ponds & Pozos

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Gardening Services Landscaping Land Clearance Tree & Garden Planting Garden Maintenance

FIRE BREAKS

Chainsaw Services Wood Cutting Tree Felling

For a free, no obligation quote, contact us

600 80 92 93 almeriaminidiggers@msn.com

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joke is around 6pm on the 15th of any given month. Prof. Wiseman has sensible explanations for what it is that makes us laugh and has even studied brain function with MRI technology to find out "where" we laugh. It’s all very interesting reading and to top it all there's 40,000 jokes on the site. According to his voting public this is the best joke in the world; Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn't seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator says "Calm down. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, the guy says "OK, now what?" I’ve tried to confirm a suspicion I have about this gag, I'm fairly sure it’s a Spike Milligan/Goon Show joke but I can’t verify it, let me know if you can help with that. That’s all we have space for this month so ‘til next time, be happy and secure in your computer based endeavours. El Navegador advertisernavigator@msn.com

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et’s start off with some good news. You may remember a couple of years ago I wrote about a website called www.plentyoffish.com. It’s an international web based dating agency. A completely free and well presented site. Well, one of our readers registered on the site and immediately met a lovely girl, they have visited Mojácar as a couple a few times since and they are a wonderfully matched pair. The good news is they got married a couple of weeks ago and are undoubtedly bound to a life of happiness. Congratulations you two. Recently a few people I know have lost data for one reason or another and in one case quite disastrously. I went looking for solutions to this problem and have found a rather good one. Normally when hunting down good websites I focus on the

free sites available, but this time I thought differently because this is something worth spending money on. The site I found is www.mozy.co.uk. Mozy.co.uk is an online data backup service. It is an automated online service that records and encrypts all your data every time you go online. Once registered and set up you never need worry about file safety again, there is no limit to the amount you can store with them and apart from the piece of mind this brings, you also get a lot of convenience too. You no longer have to backup on to disc so some savings in money, time and space there and also your account can be accessed from any computer meaning you don’t have to carry yours around with you. An excellent deterrent from having your laptop nicked. Mozy does not update all the photos and files every time you use the system it just updates with anything new that you've added so the time involved is not even noticeable. The charge for this service is five pounds a month, which can probably be written off against the cost of discs and storage boxes in a great many cases. If you don’t feel the need for a service like this I must urge you to backup your

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www.advertisermojacar.com Indalo Bowling Club Musketeers Team held a pre-season Dinner Dance at The Kimrick with entertainment by Kas. They play in the Almeria triples league on Wednesday afternoons. The league is made up of 13 teams from all the 4 clubs in the area Indalo, La Mata, Cabrera & Almeria. The Musketeers have won the league for the last 3 seasons and are hoping to retain the trophy this coming season which started on 22nd September. The team Captain would like to thank Terry and his staff at the Kimrick for a really great night and fantastic food. If anyone would like to join, you are more than welcome to turn up on a Wednesday afternoon where you will be assured of a warm welcome or alternatively telephone 697 383 327.

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My Spiritual Path

Personal Awareness & Development

by Diana Dudás m.f.h.t. m.i.c.h.t.

by Steve Burton

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s I continue to produce material regarding Tai Ji I thought it would be useful to broaden the approach and cover the role the mind has to play in our lives starting with the importance of our attitude. All of the following comments are my own personal thoughts, views and beliefs based on my life journey and experience to date. They are my personal truths but are not the truth so please treat them as an item of clothing, put them on and see how they fit. If they feel comfortable then great, if not at least you tried them on. To set the scene I hold the following three fundamental beliefs: • Anything is possible. • Everything is negotiable. • We all have the answers inside of us. The importance of attitude is well documented in many areas of life with the specific areas of sport and business to highlight just two. Being positive is clearly important. The concept of PMA, Positive Mental Attitude, is often referred to as a mindset of choice. “Is the glass half empty or half full?” This is a question that allows each one of us to choose our response. Dependent upon which way we look at life will enable only you to choose your answer. So for some people, to take a look at their lives and consider that where they are at this very moment in their life is in direct correlation to their attitude of mind may well be a hard concept or statement to accept. So let us take a look to how this may be possible. From the moment we individually chose to become independent and steer our own ship or in other words fly the nest and lead the direction of our lives away from our parents or guardians. Our thinking and attitude of mind has determined both the direction and ultimately the outcome of those choices. It takes responsibility (the ability to respond) to accept these suggestions. Who we are now, where we live, the job or career we have, the relationships we share, are all a direct result of our thoughts, our emotions and attitude and the choices we have taken. If at any point we are uncomfortable with where we are then who do you think we have to answer too? Some people think the weather, the government, the media, our parents, our teachers, are to blame. I personally believe at every stage it has been me and only me that has my life exactly where it is right now. By taking personal responsibility for our actions which ultimately have been a direct result of our thoughts then how wonderful it feels to recognise that it is us and only us that is the controller of our life direction. If we are unhappy with any part of our lives, we have the ability at any given moment to change it. Firstly in taking responsibility to own that choice, secondly in taking the necessary action and thirdly to check that based on the action we have taken that we are on track to where we are choosing to be or go. There are many people who can assist us on our journey and in particular professional people who are qualified to support us on our way. Maybe in terms of change of direction or in the process of considering change then a life coach could be one such option. Alternatively there are many great books on the subject or for those who require a different means of learning, audio or visual tools like CD or DVD could be helpful. Another great option is to personally experience a live seminar or workshop. For those who have a specific or general question I would be delighted to support you on your journey. Next month I intend to develop the subject further and discuss the concept of life balance.

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It was during a recent conversation with my Mother that I was suddenly asked “when did you get into all of this spiritual stuff?” My response was that I had always been spiritual, but as a young girl didn’t really know about it. All I knew was that I was different from other children. I was very much a loner which of course made me unpopular in school. All I wanted to be was invisible however, being quiet seemed to attract more attention and I was constantly bullied. I did not enjoy being at home as there never seemed to be peace and quiet. I would often feel the need to take myself off for long walks through the park and spend long periods of time sitting on the swings, deep in thought, and there were times when I would play truant from my piano just so that I could have some me time. Looking back I suppose that for me these were my times of meditation and the times that gave me inner peace. Reflecting on my youth, I can recall many events that I would now call spiritual. Since living here in southern Spain, I have had the good fortune to meet many people that have similar beliefs. I had a lady come to one of our therapist support group meetings last year, who had recently moved into the area and was sceptical about whether she would be able to meet like minded people. She was pleasantly surprised at the vast amount of spiritual people she was able to meet in such a short period of time. It is for that reason that personally my spirituality has grown, since living here in Almeria. And more recently something quite extraordinary has happened, but I will share that with you at a later date. Talking of energies, chakras, auras and orbs can sound like a foreign language to some. And for that reason, I would like to share with you my experiences during my spiritual growth. You will learn of opportunities and groups available to you in this area for expanding your spirituality, developing your psychic ability or simply meditating and spending time with likeminded people. I will also share with you my experiences of reiki, crystal healing, past life regression, spirit guides and working with chakras. I feel that it is the energy of the sea, sun and mountains that attract us to this area. One of my recent reiki students chose to spend some time in the Cabrera Mountains the day after she received her attunement. She shared with me that, whilst holding her left hand out towards the mountains she could feel a strong energy force. I love the mountains and the sea and I especially love my morning walks long the beach or paseo and find that taking time during my walks to sit and meditate whilst facing the sea gives me a huge spiritual boost and helps with my healing ability. So I look forward to sharing with you my spiritual growth path. Please feel free to email me if you would like more information on how you can explore what’s available to you in this area and don’t forget to visit the Mind, Body & Spirit event at Valle de Este Hotel on Sunday October 31st. Hotel Best Mojacar Beach

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Monday : Bar Restaurant La Parata, La Parata : 10.00 - 11.15 Monday : Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas : 15.00 - 16.15 Monday : Mojacar Playa (opposite Rusty Nail) : 18.00 - 19.15 Wednesday : The Piano Bar, Turre : 09.30 - 10.45 Thursday: Indigo Gym, Mojacar Playa : 09.30 - 10.45 PRIVATE INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE I notice it within my own two sons who very often want what they want in the moment, rather than being prepared to wait until the reward comes from the return of their effort some time after. Maybe that is why in Tai Ji terms students below the age of 25 in general find Tai Ji to be too slow. As we get older we recognise the importance of taking our time and that in many ways less is more. So with the benefit of a willing mind that is able to delay the requirement for instant reward we can start to build the muscle of patience. The whole Tai Ji journey is about so many aspects of life which include Balance, Humility, Persistence and

Learning that over time we will always reap what we sow. If you are looking for an art form that can teach you how to be with the duality and paradoxes of life then I repeat to you the words my teacher shared with me very early in my Tai Ji experience. He said Steve, “You are preparing yourself for the fight you may never have,” and in that moment I knew I had found something special that would be with me for the rest of my life. Next month’s article will explain how this ancient art can be looked upon as your “Best Friend”.

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your patience seems to have a longer fuse. Let us have a deeper look at two specifics within some of those benefits. Firstly, the measure of time. And then secondly, the reward of being with time or in other words, patience. “Time” the measure of which is so often the clock is how so many people are choosing to live their lives. Deadlines, appointments, tasks and jobs all of which are in the arena of doing. What this often creates is a stress, a tension, a pressure that we feel placed upon us. This in turn creates expectations and so often those expectations are not realistic. How many of us recognise that we live a life where instant gratification is both expected or required? How many of us are really prepared to put in the work, the energy, the effort, application and the persistence for a reward that is delayed, rather than immediately expected?

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ne of the many benefits of regular Tai Ji practice is there is no place to get to. No expectation or tension created by having to achieve a specific measured standard. By that I mean there is no external or outside measure of progress in the form of a Grade A Certificate or a Belt. No comparison to others, only to and with yourself, as this journey is all about you. The progress comes from within, an internal knowing that you are making a different kind of progress. For example you may notice in physical terms you can stretch further or your balance has improved or some of those aches and pains have disappeared. Also from a more mental or emotional perspective you may notice you feel calmer, more at peace, or less stressed. Your concentration may have improved, your awareness to time and space enhanced, and

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It was articulated on the news recently that Vitamin B is highly beneficial for treatment of Alzheimer’s Dementia. It was so satisfying for me to finally hear people say, “Do you know! Vitamin B is good for you.” I have been taking a Vitamin B Complex supplement, amongst others, for over 25 years and I swear by them all. I often suggest herbal supplements and vitamins to my clients as it is all part of natural and holistic medicine, in particular Vitamin B Complex. I feel that a B Complex supplement should be taken by everyone, unless otherwise specified by your GP. When buying a supplement read the labels. Check that there is at least 500% of the RDA of B12. It has been proven that patients are now taking high doses of vitamin B12 to help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s Dementia. Vitamin B Complex is needed for the proper functioning of almost every process in the body. Here are my 5 top reasons why you need to get plenty of B Complex vitamins in your diet. 1. Energy Production Vitamin B1 is needed to help convert the carbohydrates we eat into glucose. Specifically Vitamin B6 and Biotin. A Vitamin B deficiency in any of these vitamins can lead to decreased energy production, lethargy and fatigue. 2. Healthy Nervous system The Vitamin B Complex is essential for the healthy functioning of the

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nervous system. Vitamin B5 is needed for the correct functioning of the adrenal glands and the production of some hormones and nerve regulating substances. Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 are essential for the regulation and correct functioning of the entire nervous system including brain function. A deficiency in any of the Vitamin B Complex vitamins can lead to feeling stressed, anxious and depressed. 3. Good Digestion The Vitamin B Complex is essential for correct digestion, production of HCl (hydrochloric acid) and to assist in the breakdown of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Especially vital for good digestion is Vitamin B6. A deficiency of B vitamins can lead to impaired digestion and deficiency of essential nutrients. 4.Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails The Vitamin B Complex is essential for correct cell reproduction. As our skin, hair and nails are constantly growing and renewing themselves we need B vitamins to ensure the good health of these structures especially B12 and Choline. Deficiencies of any of these B vitamins can lead to dry, grey skin, dermatitis, wrinkles, acne, rashes, falling hair and weak, splitting nails. 5. Synergy The B vitamins work so closely with one another that a deficiency in any one B vitamin can lead to poor functioning of any or all of the others even if they are in good supply. Always take the B vitamins in a Complex and then top up with any individual Vitamin B, if needed. Next month I will be writing about another of my favourite supplements that can help many symptoms, such as tinnitus, rheumatic disorders, hot flushing and sciatica. I am more than happy to accept emails with any health care concerns you may have and advise you on holistic treatments and natural medicines that will be beneficial for your well-being. Please feel free to email me at info@alkemiholistics.com

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La Parata A Fashion Show organised by Simply Special Events (Carmel Langdon and Ann Webber) was held at Bar Restaurant La Parata on Saturday 18th September where all the models were local and non-professional and proprietor Shea Fox provided an excellent 3 course lunch. There was a hair show by Beth and the Team of Etticut Salon & Academy of Vera. Fashions by Porto Bello who are located in the Parque Comercial, an accessory makeover by Ann Webber and swim and beach wear by Island Secrets, an online company. There was also a Tai Ji demonstration by Steve Burton, wine tasting with Bodega Isalva, entertainment by Kay Francis and a raffle in aid of MACS. And all this for just 15â&#x201A;Ź per person.

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

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

LUCKY WINNERS APSA holds raffles each month to win a meal for a two at Syedpur Indian Restaurant and Amigos Bowling Alley. Pictured above is the August winner of the Syedpur meal with ticket seller, Keith Roberts. Barry and Margaret who bought their ticket from Sally won the meal at Amigos. The charity is grateful to the two restaurants for their support in donating the meals and also to the ticket sellers and buyers who raised 152€ this particular month to help the dogs in care and the neutering programme. Get your monthly draw tickets from the APSA shop in Albox, Rumores, Amigos Bowling Alley or collectors in your area or ring 950 437 080.

FRAN AND FREYER Two of four pups found in Taberno. DOB: 03/03/10. Two lovely girls that will be quite large dogs, around 20 kilos, when grown. Previously fostered, now at the kennels. House trained and walk on leads. If you can foster or give any of our dogs a permanent home please ring 667 623 254 or visit www.puppyrescueinspain.org

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COCOA is a 4 year old pointer cross, he plays well and will take his time getting to know you. Affectionate, he would like a calm home where he can have the affection he deserves. Can you give Cocoa or another dog a good home? APSA has many lovely dogs just waiting for good homes. Please call 663 762 642 or visit www.apsa.org.es PAGE 20

Over 1,000€ was raised in one evening for the Puppy Rescue Dogs to Holland Appeal!! The charity organised a Summer Evening of entertainment at Bar International, just outside Albox, and tickets, at 10€ each, quickly sold out. Everyone had a great time, dancing on the packed terrace and enjoying the tasty buffet and friendly hospitality of the Bar International staff, who also joined in the dancing. Thank you to the organisers, particularly Di and Chris, and to those who donated raffle prizes and sold the tickets. The music went on until the early hours and the charity is really grateful to the musicians for their continued support of this animal charity. Thank you to Baz and Ed, the Blues Brothers, and to the new band, Fast Eddy, who were fantastic!! Last but not least, thank you to all those who came and made this such a successful event. Watch this space for the next charity event when Di has recovered from this massive amount raised in just one night!!

PUPPY RESCUE in SPAIN Review by Pit Ball “Fast Eddy” Familiar faces but a new line up. From left to right: Brendon O’Dee, Ed Stacey, Bob Neale & Lew Morrey. Customers at the Bar La Union (La Alfoquía ) were treated to a night of Blues and Classic Rock Music on Saturday 11th September when the newly formed “Fast Eddy” put on a foot tapping, hand clapping , arm waving show belting out classic rock numbers like: Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh), Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix), Alright Now (Free), crowd pleaser No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley) plus Blues standards including Crossroads (Cream) Sweet Home Chicago (Blues Brothers), Stormy Monday Blues (Gary Moore), Hoochie Coochie Man (Muddy Waters) and many, many more. With Brendon doubling up on keyboard and Ed adding a liberal sprinkling of harmonica, plus the formidable Bob on drums and brilliant bassist Lewis you’ve four of the most talented individual musicians around, put them together and what have you got? A night of fantastic entertainment! The night was best summed up by local resident & businessman Liam Evans who said “I’ve been in Spain for 8 years and that’s the best act I’ve heard by miles.” So if you like your rock music played the way it should be - raw, energetic, powerful - you will just love this group. For more information on up-coming shows (or to make a booking) contact Lewis on 681 286 291.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT FOSTERING? Would you like to have a dog but don’t want the vet’s bills? Or perhaps you do not live here all year round. We have over 60 dogs in our kennels, large and small, some have been there since they were young pups. Many have never had a home, or someone to love them. Could you give one of them a foster home? We pay all of their vet’s bills, we will even get them spayed or neutered, all you have to do is look after them as if they were your own. Bring them back when you go away or can no longer have them. Even if it is only for a month or so it gives the dog a well deserved break and a taste of home life. For more information phone Diane on 950 591 893 or 664 768 958


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The recent APSA coffee morning raised 200€ for the Albox animal charity who run a successful neutering programme as well as caring for many dogs. They thank all who supported the event, the stall holders and the staff of La Parrilla for their help. The cup cakes were particularly tasty!!

The DOGS TO HOLLAND project, run by Puppy Rescue of Albox, continues to be a huge success. They recently received this thank you and report from one of the dog’s new owners. Please donate to Puppy Rescue or visit their shop in Albox so that they can continue this important work which places homeless dogs with loving families. Scamp is really doing great!!! He is SO VERY SWEET!!! He listens very well, loves to be in the garden with us and lay down in the sun (or shadow), he loves to be hugged (he's at the right place for that), loves to walk, is learning that he can play with things or with us. He is so very happy, he shows us all the time his belly even if we only talk to him. We have NO regrets at all!!!!! We also go to a dog-training once a week, and Scamp is smart enough to understand what he must do. Now and then he has to be alone a few hours, and that was a little problem, but that is also better now. He understands that we come back every time. The cat and Scamp are also fine. So as you can read: WE LOVE HIM VERY MUCH. Wish you all the best over there, Arjan and Petra.

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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

dogs. Ground floor apartment or single storey house. Convenient parking. Quiet, safe area of Mojácar only. Preferably part furnished. Tlf: 657 982 878. ACTIVITIES / CHILDREN FUNKY MONKEYS Bi-lingual preschool. Childcare & recreational activities for kids living in the area or on holiday. Mon - Fri: 3, 6 or 9 hour sessions. KIDS’ CINEMA every Friday from 8pm. KIDS’ CLUB Saturday 11am-2pm. Tlf:697 264 179 or visit their website www.funkymonkeysmojacar.com FUNKY MONKEYS. For upcoming events, new activities and special offers please join our Facebook group, Funky Monkeys Mojacar. BATHROOMS VENTANAS y PUERTAS have a superb range of shower screens at special discounted prices. Tlf: 950 473 104. BUILDING SERVICES AMD GENERAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Mini digger, skip hire, tipper truck rental. Gravel, sand, top soil & materials delivered. Excavations, pools, ponds pozos. FIRE BREAKS. Free, no obligation quotes. Tlf: Paul: 600 809 293. E-mail: almeriaminidiggers@msn.com

CHARITY SHOPS APSA CHARITY SHOP, Calle Ancha, Albox. Open Mon-Sat: 10am - 2pm. (over the bridge in Albox, turn left at Santander Bank, shop is 100yds on right) PAWS CHARITY SHOP, Mojácar Playa (Nr. Banco BSCH) is open Tues to Sat, 10.30am - 1.30pm. PUPPY RESCUE CHARITY SHOP, Albox (between Knights Insurance and Cutting Edge). Open Mon - Sat: 10 am4pm. THE FUNDRAISER. Turre (main street, next to Windows & Doors Direct) open Mon - Fri, 10am - 6.30pm and most Saturdays. NEW SHOP IN VERA (opposite Supermarket MAXI Dia%) open Mon - Fri, 10am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm and most Saturdays. Tlf: 664 620 288. E-mail: fundraiserturre@gmail.com CHURCH SERVICES ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY. Church of England. Priest Canon Hugh Broad. 950 478 432. Mojacar: Eucharist: 11am every Sunday in the church of St Pascual, Aqua de Enmedio, 4 kms past Hotel Indalo towards Carboneras. ADDITIONAL DECEMBER EUCHARISTS – Thursday 24th at 23:30 and Friday 25th at 11:00.

HERITANCE WILLS – ENGLISH WILLS, Power of Attorney, Property Trusts, Children Trusts, Inheritance Tax Planning. Tlf: 660 887 723. www.heritance.es FOR SALE 4 IN 1 COMPLETE GARDEN TOOL, brushcutter/strimmer/hedgecutter/ chained branch lopper. 49cc petrol engine, brand new, absolute bargain 250€. Tlf: 607 451 205. BRUSH CUTTER/STRIMMER. NEW. Petrol, 2.6hp, 49cc including blade cord and accessories. 195€. Tlf: 664 101 059. CAST IRON LOG BURNING BASKET on small legs, stylish, black, 20" x 11", unused. 55€. Tlf: 950 529 225. CHAINSAW. Petrol, 12” blade, 1.3hp. New lightweight professional, absolutely ideal logger. 150€. Tlf: 950 529 225. CHAINSAW. Petrol, 20" blade with tools and instructions. NEW. 3hp/52cc. 150€. Tlf: 950 529 225. CHILD’S BICYCLE, suitable for 3-6 year old. 20€. Tlf: 600 809 293. ELECTRIC RAZOR – Braun. Used once. Also cordless. 18€ ono (cost 52 pounds). Tlf: 950 475 121.

Albox: Eucharist: 11am last Thursday of month in the Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong: 2nd Sunday in month at 6pm in the Community Hall Aljambra. DETAILS: Church Wardens: Alan Smith 950 478 066, John Salmons 950 472 112 or visit www.mojacarchurch.org

FULL SERIES OF PACIFIC as shown on Sky 1. All 10 episodes. 35€. Tlf: 651 062 124.

PR BUILDING SERVICES for all aspects of building, construction & maintenance at standards far superior to most. 15 years experience. Hassle free professional service. Fully Legal. Call Richard 608 673 681.

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

GARAGE DOOR. 3.40m x 2.40m high. Brand new. Never been fitted. 350€. Tlf: 649 212 707.

BUSINESSES FOR SALE or RENT

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

LARGE BAR RESTUARANT FOR SALE, Garrucha/Vera. Prime location. 400 sqm. Fully equipped, recently refurbished. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey 649 214 397.

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

CATERING SERVICES

DANNIELLSFOX SL. Accountancy, Investment, Mortgage Services (UK & Spain), Mortgage Protection, NIE & Residencias, Translations & Wills, Vehicle Matriculations, Pensions, Inheritance Planning, Regulated Investments, Tax Registration. Local 89, Parque Comercial, Mojacar. Tlf: 950 478 617. Fax: 950 475 029. Email: enquiries@danniellsfox.com www.danniellsfox.com

EMERALD CONSTRUCTION for all your building requirements. Tiling our speciality. Tlf: 649 212 707. GENERAL BUILDING, MAINTENANCE & PLUMBING SERVICES. 20 years experience in Spain. Fully Legal. Mojácar area. Tlf: 697 302 039.

¿BIT OF A DO? WE BRING IT TO YOU. Outside Catering Specialist. 20 years experience. International cuisine. A one stop shop for everything. Outside bars, entertainment, staffing and marquees can also be arranged if required. Weddings, parties, functions. Call 673 262 705 for more information and details of our menus.

FULL SERIES OF SPARTACUS BLOOD & SAND. All 13 episodes. 40€. Tlf: 651 062 124.

GUITAR. Acoustic, hand made in Valencia. 350€. Tlf: 600 809 293. GUITAR AMPLIFIER. Fender. 350€ ono. Tlf: 600 809 293. HILL BILLY GOLF TROLLEY plus battery and charger. 150€. Tlf: 950 475 863. INFLATABLE MILITARY BOAT with paddles. 60€. Tlf: 617 182 154.

FINANCIAL & LEGAL SERVICES KITE BUGGY. 150€ and HIGH PERFORMANCE KITES. Various prices. Tlf: 617 182 154. ORANGE GAS BOTTLES. 20€ each or 30€ for two. Tlf: 649 214 397. ORIGINAL 60s LAVA LAMP, beautifully styled, 150€. Tlf: 600 809 293. ORIGINAL VHS VIDEOS in hard case jackets from Snow White to Century of


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Classified Ads Warfare. All in excellent condition, job lot; too numerous to list. Tlf: 950 529 225. PLAY STATION 2 with 6 games. 70€. Tlf: 600 809 293. PLUG & PLAY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE. Fully loaded with 50,000 music tracks (that’s around 2,000 albums) also around 1,200 music videos. All loaded onto a 500 gig external hard drive for playback through laptop or PC. Preferred style of music catered for. (Pop, Rock, Country, Motown, etc, etc.) ONLY 259€. Contact 651 062 124 or e-mail bobbyvarley@yahoo.co.uk PORTABLE 14” TV. 30€. Tlf: 600 809 293. PRESS IRON. 70€. Tlf: 617 182 154. RALEIGH RACING BIKE. Loads of gears! 2 new tyres. 75€. Tlf: 950 475 452. ROMMER FRIDGE FREEZER. ¾ Fridge, ¼ Fridge. 180cm x 70cm. Perfect working order. 75€. Buyer collects. Tlf: 617 777 893. SINGLE MATTRESS. Brand New – still in wrapper. 190cm x 70cm. 10€. Tlf: 950 469 774. SKY + HD BOX. Brand new, in box. All leads and instructions. 325€. Tlf: 690 756 196 or 673 195 872. STUCK AS TO WHAT TO GIVE AS A PRESSIE? How about the Top Twenty music chart hits for that Special date in your life – Birth Date, Wedding, Anniversary, etc. - professionally recorded onto CD?! Dates covered are from 1952 to present. Cost per CD is 25€. Postal service available. Contact 651 062 124 or e-mail bobbyvarley@yahoo.co.uk TRAVEL PET CARRIER XL. Airline approved for dogs up to 30" & 90 lbs. Measures 40"L x 27"W x 30"H. 70€. Tlf: 627 697 146. TV/DVD CABINET. 28” wide x 19” high. Tudor oak with leaded glass doors. 45€ ono. Tlf: 950 475 121. TWO MINI DISC PLAYERS/RECORDERS, TEAC & SONY. Both excellent condition. 60€ each. Tlf: 651 062 124. TWO SMALL PORTABLE TVS (1 a combi). 25€ for both. Tlf: 950 475 452.

maintenance. Materials delivered. Tlf: Paul: 600 809 293. E-mail: almeriaminidiggers@msn.com GENERAL SERVICES DOMESTIC APPLIANCE ENGINEER. Repairs to washing machines, dishwashers, cookers, tumble dryers, electric water heaters. Over 30 years experience. Registered and fully legal. Call: Rod Bridges 687 261 280 or 950 473 035. DO YOU want to get that small job done in your property but can’t find anyone interested in doing it for you? Diego does any weekend job (building, gardening, painting, etc.). Tlf: Dany 609 667 333 (English) or Diego 686 929 851 (Spanish). INSURANCE AXA - FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE AND INVESTMENT NEEDS contact Dany of AXA Insurance. Policies in English. English spoken. Competitive rates. Tlf: 950 478 763 or 609 667 333. E-mail: axa.mojacar@gmail.com KITCHENS VENTANAS y PUERTAS now offer a professional design and fitting service. See display in our Mojacar Playa showroom. Tlf: 950 473 104. LOCKSMITHS LOCKSMITH - LEE: Established 10 years. Fully legal. Also car locks. (24 hour emergency service.) Tlf: 666 949 213. MIND AND SPIRIT CARD READINGS for the year ahead by internationally acclaimed psychic medium, Rosanne. 30€. Tlf: 666 958 383. “Hearing is Believing” - Tony Christie. MOBILITY MOBILITY MATTERS. Special products for special needs. (See our main advert opposite). Items for sale or hire. Call into our shop and check out our REDUCED PRICES for mobility equipment and scooters. Parque Comercial, Mojacar. Tlf: 950 615 432. CHILD & BABY EQUIPMENT ALSO FOR HIRE PLUMBING

WHITE ALUMINIUM DOOR 1,25m x 2,13m and WHITE ALUMINIUM WINDOW 1,20m x 1,20m. 100€. Tlf: 617 182 154.

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

WOOD BURNING STOVE GLASSES. Long life and unusual sizes. Winter's coming, please phone for sizes: 950 529 225.

PROPERTY / LAND FOR SALE

WOODEN HAND-MADE MODEL of HMS VICTORY. Approx. 18” long. 18€ ono. Tlf: 950 475 121. GARDENING SERVICES COMPLETE GARDENING SERVICES. Land clearance, fire breaks, landscaping, tree & garden planting, garden

Building Land - Mojacar Playa. 3,000+ sqm. Electricity & water contracted to be installed. Suitable for apartments or other multi-residential applications. Can buy all or part. Tlf: Tracey 649 214 397. TRANSPORT AND REMOVALS 9 SEATER MINI BUS available with driver – shared airport transfers to Almeria, Alicante, Murcia. Please phone 618 133 439 for details.

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· COMPUTER LESSONS also available 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: tonystephenson311@hotmail.com TUITION AND EDUCATION SPANISH: Adults - all levels. Children school support. Qualified language teacher. Marcela 676 951 352.

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SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES in 4 levels. Conversation and pronunciation Spanish classes. New preparatory courses for the official Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language. Next examinations will take place in November. Also translations and interpreting. For information call Victoria on 950 472 590 or e-mail: slcvictoria@terra.es WANTED Tony Cooper

WANTED: SCOOTER. 125cc to use whilst on holiday here until mid October. Will pay fair rental price. Please contact 627 648 678.

PROFESSIONAL KARAOKE SYSTEM Suit large or small venue. Ideal permanent installation or mobile. Amplifier/mixer deck, dvd graphics player cdg, 4 radio mikes, 2 large speakers, adjustable tripod stands, monitor screen 28", approx 8,000+ song tracks cdg English, Spanish favourites, Irish favourites, Xmas etc. Songbooks title/artist easy read/select. Absolute bargain, ready to go. 2,500A Tlf: 950 529 225

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19.10.1957 – 09.09.2010 Jacqueline Brown died on the 9th September in Huercal Overa Hospital. Jacqui had two children, Naomi 22 and Jonathan 24, both of whom she was extremely proud. They were with her until the end as was her ex-husband Kevin who was a tower of strength to them during what can only be described as a traumatic time. It was their wish that Jacqui’s ashes be taken back to England and a service to celebrate her life will be held in their village church on the day that Jacqui would have been 53 years old. (19th October). Jacqui came to Mojácar with her daughter 3 years ago and will be truly missed by her friends here, her pretty face, her lovely smile and her elegant manner, not forgetting her great sense of humour. I know that her love for live music will carry on through her talented son Jon and her kindness and gentleness will shine always in Naomi. Josephine Sleep with the angels Jacqui. God bless you and take care of you. Danaher

Graham & Graham having a few beers!!! at chiringuito Camino del Sol (Mojácar)

This year’s event will take place on 6th November from 11am at Taberna Cristina, Villaricos. A fun day out for everyone with stalls, an auction, entertainment and shows. In aid of Asprodalba, the centre for people with learning difficulties in Vera, they are hoping to collect even more than previous years. If you would like to get involved as a driver, pusher, sponsor, marshall or have a stall call Taberna Cristina 693 743 791.

You Can Not Be Serious?

Tequila ... ma ke s everybody mo re cti attra ve!!!

by The Other Half What is it with the weather at the moment? It seems to me that it has been raining off and on for a month now - I thought Spain was supposed to be the land of Sun, Sea and Sangria? And what about that famous phrase about the Rain in Spain staying Mainly In The Plain? The rain in Spain is all over the place! I suppose a degree of exaggeration is to be expected in all walks of life, hence for Recession read Credit Crunch, a term that is deemed less frightening for the poor beleaguered Joe Public. Then there is Compact, meaning cramped, Lively meaning noisy, and what about Spending More Time With the Family, which means getting the sack? I was voicing these opinions out loud while watching the rain from the lounge window when the Higher Authority spoke. ‘Why don’t you stop grumbling and go and watch the television?’ I was about to point out that I was not grumbling, just expressing opinions already held by many, when I remembered that it is unwise to enter a dispute with the Higher Authority, especially if she is armed with a vacuum cleaner. ‘Why don’t you watch the weather forecast?’ She could have done away with the Why don’t you bit, watch the weather forecast was as good as a Royal Edict. There’s always someone worse off, they say, so to cheer myself up I tuned in to the good old BBC weather forecast, and would you believe it - it’s a lovely day in the British Isles. I think I’ll move back there. Ah, not so fast Batman! Tomorrow it’s going to rain all over the British Isles. It’s going to rain all weekend, and most of next week. At least Spanish rain comes down all at once, and gets it all over and done with. I looked out of the window again. It’s stopped raining, sun’s out, yup, think I’ll stay.

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Above, Ignacio of Asprodalba receives a donation of 200€ from Richard of The Fundraiser. The Fundraiser, with shops now in Turre and Vera, are starting to gather Christmas presents for Vera Orphanage and have a collection box for donations of toys, colouring items, etc. in the shops. They are also planning a Christmas Fayre and a Santa’s Grotto. Dates for these await confirmation.

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Richard of The Loft Bar celebra ted his ‘40 10th’ birthday on Sat urday 18th September. The party was attended by practically every con ceivable member (pun intended) of his fam ily who came over for the occasio n.

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OLI - is a big and handsome dog with a lot of presence. He is super friendly with people, really enjoying human company and is easy for his caretakers to handle. He gets on well with his large male kennelmate and playfriends but he cannot be homed with small dogs as he does not get on with them. He is a clever boy and can even open doors so he must be kept in a secure environment.

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www.advertisermojacar.com MACS Mojacar Area Cancer Support Charity is holding a fundraiser on Saturday 13th November in memory of Brian Gower. There is to be a Fun Run in the Palomares Bajo/Vera Playa area, which can be walked or cycled. Registration for the event closes at 2pm with the walkers setting off at 3pm and the runners and cyclists shortly after. Entry fee of 15€ includes a high quality large size competitor's T-shirt. For the less energetic a number of Electric Cycles have kindly been made available for a donation also, but need to be reserved in advance. Other fundraising events include sponsored head shaves (1 male, 1 female). There will also be a disco and a raffle for which fantastic prizes have been donated by local people and businesses. If anyone would like to donate their skill, time or an exceptional item to be raffled, they would be VERY grateful. People are also needed to assist as marshalls along the route. For sponsorship forms or more information contact Roy Stevens 660 887 723 or e-mail roy@heritance.es

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Life Beyond Your Lounge Mojácar

Life Beyond Your Lounge Elsewhere

MONDAY

MONDAY

Alvaron: Merry Maidens Quiz 8pm Cave Bar: Conversational Spanish Classes. Beginners: 5.30pm, Intermediates: 6.30pm (5€)

Miraflores: Aerobics around the pool 9am

Cave Bar: Darts La Parata: Tai Ji class 10am Mojacar Playa (opposite Rusty Nail): Tai Ji class 6pm Irish Rover: Live Entertainment & Karaoke TUESDAY

P.A.W.S. ?? ??

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Wednesday 6th October Quiz Night at The Hidden Garden, Garrucha Only 2€ per person to include a home made snack Cash prize It is hoped that this will be a monthly event

Saturday 9th October Sponsored Fun Dog Walk (World Animal Awareness Week) 10-30am for 11am start at Spanish Property Choice, Parque Comercial, OR 11-15am for 11-30am start at Complete Holiday Care (near Hotel Indalo) To finish at Cueva Del Lobo where refreshments will be available. Sponsorship Forms from ... Spectrum Radio, PAWS Shop & Gill’s Linen Shop, Mojácar Playa The Hidden Garden, Garrucha - Forget me Not, Las Buganvillas Total Entertainment, Turre and PAWS Shelter

Sunday 10th October PAWS CATS BEETLE DRIVE 4pm – 6pm at Camping Los Gallardos 5€ including prizes, raffle and snacks Tickets available from, Gill’s Linen Shop, Mojacar Playa Total Entertainment, Turre - Internet Callshop, Los Gallardos Reception Camping Los Gallardos, PAWS Shop and PAWS Shelter or for further information, please contact Ruth on 637 817 982

Saturday 23rd October Fashion Frenzy at The Kimrick, Mojácar 2 course Lunch 9-50€, 12-30 for 1pm To reserve your table call 950 475 198 Sale of New and Vintage clothes, bags, shoes and jewellery, labels include Ralph Lauren, Nicole Fahri, Burberry and more ... plus fashion tips and style advice PAGE 28

Beachcomber: (Every 2nd of month) Book, CD & DVD Sale 11am Cave Bar: Poker Irish Rover: Live Entertainment & Karaoke Kimrick: Ceroc classes/social night 8.30pm. Tlf: 687 251 799 Trufibar: Tai Ji class 9am WEDNESDAY Bar Med: Quiz 9.30pm Cave Bar: Check boards for activities Irish Rover: Live Entertainment & Karaoke

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Also coming in October ... • Nightmare on Elm Street • Iron Man 2 • 30 Days of Night • Killers • and more ...

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  Late N ig h t

Birthstone: Opal The word Opal is derived from the Latin word "opalus" which means "a stone" and is a species of soft quartz. Opals come in a wide range of natural colors and shades. The more colors in an Opal the more valuable the gemstone will be. The dominant colors in an Opal have value in the order of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Black Opal is more valuable than crystal Opal, which in turn is generally more valuable than white/milky Opal. Traditional metaphysical properties for the October Birthstone Opal are happiness, faithfulness, loyalty and confidence. The healing properties of the October birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the eyes and eye infections. The Opal is also used to enhance visualization, imagination, dreams and healing.

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MOJACAR COMMUNITY LIBRARY ANNOUNCES 60 NEW BOOKS DIRECT FROM UK DISTRIBUTOR ARRIVING IN OCTOBER The English language library, located in the lower level of the Mojácar Multi-use Centre, has a wide selection of over 15,000 books. This non-profit library asks for an annual household charge of 12€. Seniors 10€. Free to English reading Spanish. This fee enables us to buy new books approx. 6 times a year. We are open Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings, 11.00am until 1.00pm

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Cryptic Crossword

Sudoku

Solution on Page 34

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7. Gritty tabloid is abrasive (9) 10. Frantic rider is not so wet (5) 11. Recurring sport? (7) 12. Release spear, it's independent (9) 15. Atmospheric vessel, floats in the sky (7) 17. Saw a bird halfway through Sahara venture (5) 19. Heard tins tainted when mixed (9) 20. Meandering inlets join up (6) 21. Located cadet our alternative way (6)

Solution on Page 34

Scribble Pad

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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

ANSWERS 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

3. Beer keg in snack bar relocated (6)

1. Makes a decision about a month in short, part of the Roman calendar (7) 2. Confusion between his, us is fishy (5) 4. Found something was pickled in it (5) 5. Prone to prevarication? (5) 6. Shattered icy cap a plot for ultimate doom (11) 8. Inner veracity shows courage (5) 9. More money gives you a lift (5) 12. Premier trees end product (5) 13. Governor then finds the only way is up (5) 14. Ravine garden contains something sour (7) 15. Put fruit in a heap please (5) 16. Dwells on past instruments (5) 18. I dove into picture broadcast (5)

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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 18. 7 Hills of Rome 19. 200 Pounds for Passing Go in Monopoly

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Themed Crossword . . . . . . ACROSS . . . . . .

. . . . . . DOWN . . . . . . 1. Bison (7)

1. European short-winged hawk (7)

2. African equine (5)

5. Type of duck (5)

3. Simians (4)

7. Young male horses (5)

4. Burro (6)

8. Middle East riding horse (4)

6. Mahimahi (7)

9. Porcupine (8)

7. Young swan (6)

11. Nocturnal wildcat (6)

10. Large flying bird (6)

13. Dog house (6)

12. Anteater (7)

16. Snake (8)

14. Shellfish (7)

17. Crustacean (4)

15. Musteline mammal (6)

20. Viper (5)

18. Bird shelter (5)

21. Aquatic predator (5)

19. Extinct bird (4)

22. Adult male chicken (7)

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Wordoku

Solution on Page 34

Every letter for the Wordoku must appear once ... In each of the columns ... in each of the rows ... and in each of the nine boxes. You will know when you have successfully completed the puzzle, as a hidden 9 letter word will appear on the diagonal.

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General Knowledge 1. The name of which music style translated means 'new wave'? 2. Which New York City street is synonymous with the US advertising industry? 3. What is the only landlocked country in South East Asia? 4. Which famous film title is also the Mexican name for the river known in the USA as 'Rio Grande'? 5. In which film did Sir Laurence Olivier play? a. A Nazi war criminal named Dr. Christian Szell b. An aging Jewish Nazi hunter named Ezra Lieberman c. Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess 6. BlĂźthner, Erard, Chickering, Broadwood, Beckstein, Heintzman and Cristofori are all famous examples of what? 7. Borrowed words used in the English language: a: German word meaning "spirit of the times" - nine letters b: Scandinavian originating word meaning "a hard woven fiber formed into a rigid material" - six letters c: Swedish and Old Norse word for "commissary", "representative" and "steward" - nine letters, second letter 'M' d: The German word for "health" - ten letters e: Swedish word meaning "a meal served buffet-style" - eleven letters, second letter 'M', last letter 'D'. f: Russian word meaning "way" or "journey" and literally translated is "travelling companion" - seven letters g: A meringue dessert named after a Russian ballet dancer 8. The following words are from songs with the word 'Day' in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer. a. The English army had just won the war b. You gave me all your loving and your turtle doving c. The only time I feel alright is by your side d. She calls out to the man on the street "Sir can you help me?" e. Only you beneath the moon or under the sun whether near to me or far f. Feed the animals in the zoo, then later a movie too 9. Which modern scientific word is Latin for 'amount'? (7 letters) 10. The Australian Maria Ann Smith was responsible for which popular pomaceous product? ANSWERS LEFT PAGE 31

1. Bossa Nova 2. Madison Avenue 3. Laos 4. Rio Bravo 5. a. Marathon Man b. The Boys From Brazil c. Wild Geese II 6. Piano builders or pianos 7. a: Zeitgeist b: Wicker c: Ombudsman d: Gesundheit

e: Smorgasbord f: Sputnik g: Pavlova (Anna Pavlova) 8. a. A Day In The Life (Beatles) b. That'll Be The Day (Buddy Holly) c. All Day And All Of The Night (Kinks) d. Another Day In Paradise (Phil Collins) e. Night And Day (Cole Porter) f. Perfect Day (Lou Reed) 9. Quantum 10. The 'Granny Smith' apple


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ANIMAL WELFARE APSA (Almanzora area) 663 762 642 www.apsa.org.es PAWS-PATAS (Coast) General Enquiries 678 490 217 www.paws-patas.org Puppy Rescue in Spain (Albox) 667 623 254 www.puppyrescueinspain.org The Dog House Foundation (Huercal Overa) 626 766 073

www.thedoghouse-huercal-overa.webs.com CLUBS / SOCIETIES Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No (AUAN) Campaigning for legalisation of homes built without proper authority in the Almanzora Valley. Meets 11am on 3rd Sat of month in La Parilla, Albox.Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Albox Computer Club - a non-profit computer club to help members make better and safer use of computers. Meets Fridays at Bar Rumores at 10am. Illustrated talks (large screen and projector) and members clinic for ailing computers. Email: info@alboxcc.com Web: www.alboxcc.com Almanzora Group of Friends (Albox) Information Centre and Library open Tues, Thurs & Sat 10am–1pm. Calle Barcelona 3, Albox (near Mercadona). Extensive English Library, DVDs and Talking Books. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month at Bar Rosaleda. Day trips, mini holidays and other social events. Contact: David Durrant on 636 918 942. www.almanzoragof.org Almería Link Solos Friendship Club Meets 8.30 pm Wednesdays at Vera Hotel. Newcomers always made welcome. For info: Johnny 950 478 899 or Heather 950617558 /667243561 Bowling Clubs See opposite page. Club Taurino de Mojácar. A non-profit making club with no membership fees. Regular meetings and informal gettogethers. Enjoy trips by coach, train, car or on foot to interesting places & exciting events nearby & further afield. Contact Audrey or Mike 950 475 261. www.clubtaurino-mojacar.com Golf Clubs See opposite page. Dames In Huercal Overa. Meet 3rd Wednesday of month, 10.30am at the Tennis Club, Huercal Overa. Chairman Pauline Smith 610 315 530. Dames In Spain. Meet 3rd Monday of month, 11am at Kimrick, Mojácar. Chairman Gail Creasey 950 472 225. Secretary Iris Hamilton 950 475 863. Dames In Turre. Meet last Monday of month, 11am at Centro de Usos Multiples, Turre. Chairman Ann Shone 950 398 162. Secretary Pam Smith 950 475 418. President Lesley Barlow 950 478 633. Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International. Tlf: Geoff Ward 950 615 068 or David Templeman 950 168 349.

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Freemasons. Tlf: 950 460 380 Indalo Players. Membership secretary 950 615 566. President 950 069 118 or 637 817 982 Mojácar Angling Club (M.A.C.) 950 473 099 Mojácar Bridge Club Valle de Este Hotel. Wednesday 7pm. Les: 950 437 100 Mojacar Community Library. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 11am - 1pm. Multipurpose Centre, Mojácar Fuente (lower level). Annual household membership 12€. Seniors 10€ and free for English-reading Spanish. Mojácar Cricket Club (M.C.C.) Sam 663 132 487/ Dave 950 617 606 Mojacar Sewing Circle. Meet at Bella Vista, Wednesday 10.30am. Tlf: Brenda 950 390 426 or Sylvia 950 472 967 Mojácar Taekwon-do Club 950 069 030 / 670 381 839 Mojacar Walking Group. Register on www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or Tlf: 950 467 679. Schedules will be e-mailed to registered walkers, and only those registered are invited to walk. Pamela’s Line Dance Club. Tlf: 950 398 076. PIRACC - a charitable project of Albox Computer Club. PIRACC recycles older donated computers and related items, refurbishes them into working systems, and passes them on to deserving causes. Contact us if you have stuff to donate, or if you know a deserving cause who would benefit from our help. Email: info@piracc.org, Web: www.piracc.org The Luvvies Theatre Group - a nonprofit amateur dramatic company. Meets Wednesdays at Bar Rumores 3pm. All are welcome - on stage, behind the scenes, general help. We put on two to three major productions a year, and have other theatre related activities in between. Email: info@theluvvies.com Web: www.theluvvies.com SUPPORT GROUPS Alcoholics Anonymous - Mojacar English Group. Meetings: Tuesday / Friday 18.00 at Centro de Usos Multiples (Artisan Centre) near the Fuente. Tel: 629 108 272. E-mail: mike@aaspain.org Mojácar Area Cancer Support Group (MACS) Helpline: (0034) 634 656 555. General Enquiries: Elaine (0034) 607 598 470. www.macscancersupport.com E-mail: macscancersupport@live.co.uk Ostomist Support for Expats. Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Joyce 950 137 109.

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PAMELA’S LINE DANCE CLUB ino’s Monday evenings at Lat closed until further notice.

NEW MONDAY EVENING THE PIANO BAR, TURRE (Air con’d) 7.15pm 'til 10.30pm ALL LEVELS Wednesday: AFTERNOON LATINO'S, LA ALFOQUíA 2.30pm ‘til you drop! Now ALL Levels! To include savoury snacks, nibbles, cakes & biscuits

Saturday: AFTERNOON THE PIANO BAR, TURRE (Air con’d) 2pm - 3pm New Beginners, Lessons, etc. 3pm - 5pm Full Beginners, Improvers, Intermediates 5pm - 7pm Intermediates, Advanced Bookstall and Coin Collection for Pancreatic Cancer and free magazine swap always present at all lessons and events! Telephone Pamela Entrance 950 398 076 fees only 3€

Other Dates to Remember October First Weekend: Turre Fiesta 7: Día de La Patrona Virgen del Rosario, Mojácar. 8: Día de la Comunidad Valenciana 12: National Day - Día de la Hispanidad - (Columbus Day) commemorates the exact date that Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon) first set foot in the Americas in 1492. 12: Día de la Patrona de la Guardia Civil “Virgen del Pilar” 14: Battle of Hastings – 1066 15: Feria, Huércal Overa 15: Feria de Octubre, Lubrín 24: United Nations Day 25: St Crispin’s Day 25: Public Holiday (ROI) 31: British Summertime Ends (clocks go back 1 hour) 31: Halloween/All Hallow’s Eve

Dates for your Diary October 2: Alkemi Hair & Holistics Course. Topic: Hopi Ear Candling. Open to practicing complementary practitioners and anyone who has a desire to learn this skill. 120€. 10.30am – 3.30pm. Tlf: 950 132 342 or 663 397 789 or visit www.alkemiholistics.com 6: PAWS Quiz Night at The Hidden Garden, Garrucha. (see advert on page 28) 9: PAWS Sponsored Fun Dog Walk, Mojacar Playa. (see advert on page 28) 10: PAWS CATS Beetle Drive. Camping Los Gallardos. (see advert on page 28) 10: Isabelle Bes in concert with Elisa Ma Jimenez on the piano. 9.30pm. Escuela de Música, Mojacar. Tickets 10€ available from the Tourist office. 16: Alkemi Hair & Holistics Workshop. Topic: Voice Therapy. 25€. 10.30am – 2.30pm. Tlf: 950 132 342 or 663 397 789 or visit www.alkemiholistics.com 16: FGBMFI Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International Ladies and Men’s Breakfast meeting. 10am, Hostal Flamenco, Mojacar Playa. All are very welcome. For tickets please contact: Geoff Ward on 950 615 068 or David Templeman 950 168 349 or email: info@villas-in-spain.biz 18: Dames in Spain talk by John Stanton on the Jubilee Sailing Trust (Tall Ships). Tlf: Gail 950 472 225 or Iris 950 475 863. 23: PAWS Fashion Frenzy at Kimrick, Mojacar Playa. (see advert on page 28) 26: Club Taurino trip to Ronda. 3 days, 2 nights, 175€. Contact Audrey or Mike 950 475 261. 26: Dames in Spain trip to Centro Hipico, Valle del Almanzora. Tlf: Gail 950 472 225 or Iris 950 475 863. 28: Dames in Turre Shopping trip to Murcia (Ikea, C&A, Primark, etc.) 14€. Friends and guests are welcome to join all the excursions. Tlf: Lesley 950 478 633 or Sylvia 950 472 967.


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The next “Anglers Together” club meeting is to be held at the Los Galayos Bar opposite the beach front, at Puerto Mazarrón on 9th October at 12 noon. This is not a match fishing club but puts likeminded fishermen together. Bit like our meetings here in the Beachcomber and we will have to organise one for the end October. The River Segura in Murcia, the Eden Canal stretch, fished well again last week. The water is low and slow moving. The “Rods and Reels” club match was won by “Stan the Man” with 22lbs. My new mate Dave with 18lbs and “Tony the Flower Man” also with 18lbs. 1st and 2nd anglers were using sweetcorn and 3rd was on bread flake. All anglers fished the pole method. “Captain Brian Cuba” and his partner “Admiral Phil” are back and a few of us went out last week the morning the heavens opened. We were joined by “Ham Radio Kevin” and “Medway Chris” and all caught a few fish although we were unable to fish the bottom of the 300 foot hole we were close to. The wind kept changing direction and we fished the side of the hole which is usually pretty useless. I fished with baited 2.0 feathered hooks to try for bigger fish but the other lads were using size 4s and 6s and were bringing up to four fish at a time measuring about 3 inches each!

Me and Chris got down to our underpants (To keep our other clothes dry) in torrential rain to drag in 300 feet of rope, chain and anchor. I tell you even though it was 30c with wind and being soaking wet I was freezing. Fish caught were pandoras, combers, pickerels and bogues. My next trip out with Brian and Phil was with Chris again and “Three Fish Richard” from Villaricos. (Used to be “No fish Richard” lol) We had a poor day and only caught a few fish and nothing decent. The following day I was again out with Brian. We were joined this time by “Inflatable Andy”, “Mike the Watch” and “Captain Paul Badger” who has a boat himself in Garrucha marina. Paul had been out the day before on his boat and caught a few very small blue fin tuna, dorados and an albacore. (The former and latter remember have to be returned now by law) All were caught trolling within 2½ miles of the shore. This day we caught dreaded weavers, (Brian got his fourth ever sting but luckily only in a bone in his thumb) pickerels, pandoras, combers and a black bream. “Captain Squiddly Sid” went out of Villaricos on his new boat, “Suzy Jane 3”, with his mate “Dennis the Menace”, they caught 15 trigger fish weighing between 2 and 4lbs. All were caught on the bottom in roughly 80 feet of water and bait was raw prawn. They also caught a few combers. “Captain Hissing Sid” and “Captain Graham Gnome” took their boat out of Garrucha with some mates and caught pandoras, weavers, triggerfish, pickerel, bogues, horse mackerel, a lizard fish and a 6lb brown rockfish. Graham put the latter back, although after I told him

how good they taste I’m not sure he would repeat the good deed. Fishing the sea bottom is difficult right now, I believe because of the explosion of small fish close to the shore and why our prawn baits are not being gobbled up by the predators. Massive shoals of tiny fish are boiling on the surface and even seagulls can’t be bothered because they are presumably full up. It’s trolling time right now, small lures on or just below the surface. Yippee! at last I’ve booked a proper fishing trip with a couple of friends, my mate Steve from Bulgaria who fished with me on my last South African trip, and Steve’s mate, Tony. We are off to Guinea Bissau on the Atlantic coast of Africa. Stuck between Senegal and Guinea it’s a bit dodgy and there was a military coup only this year in April. The army squashed the protests that followed by saying if they didn’t stop they would kill the ex president, mmm nice. Anyway the fishing is fantastic and I can’t wait. Some of you might remember it was somewhere I wanted to go, as one of the first Brits to fish there a few years ago. Since my internet enquiries the venue was picked up by a specialist fishing tour operator, Richard of worldsportfishing.com and he’s got it sorted now with flights to the country via a stop in Lisbon. (London or Malaga) That’s brilliant because we were going to hire two Gambian drivers and a vehicle and drive all the way and back from The Gambia. Richard has also organised boat fishing which is what we will be concentrating on. 10 days and 9 nights and I can’t wait, roll on March. Oh and flipping Robson Green has gone and beaten me to it and fished there first. The programme, Extreme Fishing, should be on Channel 5 soon. Hope he does a

better job than he did with that tiddler River Ebro Catfish, the big woos. (Says me envious of him!) No news from “Baza Barry” or “London Bill” this week and I have not received any other beach fishing reports. Remember that I have copies of the law in Spanish and English which allows holders of any Spanish sea fishing license to be able to fish another region’s waters. Although I know that with a sea license from any EU member country you can fish Andalucian waters, I have no proof that the opposite is true. Checkout Mojacar’s weather and sea conditions here on the Beachcomber’s webcam. www.almeriafreeads.com/ webcam For further information on any of the above or to find out about beach, boat or coarse fishing licenses, see John at the Beachcomber Bar Restaurant on Mojácar Playa or tel 950 473 099. In case of difficulty reaching me (Probably out fishing) ask staff for my mobile number. Tight Lines Beachcomber John.

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Bowling Clubs

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

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

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Aguilon Golf Members: Les Raufer: Tlf: 650 835 188 or 634 641 199 Almería Golf League: Les Raufer: Tlf: 950 619 273 or 634 641 199 Badgers Golf Society: Keith Bradley: Tlf: 950 478 525 or 607 305 339 Boxers Golf Society: Tlf:607 675 318 or forums section of www. Arboleas.co.uk Cortijo Grande Golf Club: Mike Picken: Tlf: 950 475 509 Forum Golf Society: Phil Elam: Tlf: 666 847 840 or philjelam@yahoo.co.uk or www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Kimrick Golf Society: John, Kimrick rest. Tlf: 950 475 198 or 606 656 976 Marina Members Golf Club: Jim Budd: 950 162 727 Media Golf Society: Jenni: Tlf: 950 477 347 jmgregory@telefonica.net Reflections Golf Society: Chris: 665 919 916 (Holiday guests welcome) Valle del Este Golf Society: Alan Townsend: Tlf: 690 090 982

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

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

English FM Radio 91.5/107.3 Choice FM choicefmspain@hotmail.com www.choiceradiospain.com 92.6 Spectrum FM www.spectrumfmmojacar.net 89.0 Talk Radio Europe www.talkradioeurope.com 98.8/89.6 Valle Radio www.valleradio.eu

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National Number for Fire, Police and Ambulance

112 Multilingual Operators

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

TAXIS MOJACAR 610 850 076 627 468 468 24 HOUR SERVICE

CORRECTION TO LAST MONTH’S MULTIPLE CHOICE. Question 3 ... Which English monarch succeeded William III of Orange? Answer given was Mary II. Mary was married to him but died 8 years earlier in 1694. He was in fact succeeded by Mary's sister, Anne, who ruled from 1702 to 1714. Thanks to David from Vera for sending the correction in.

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Index to Display Adverts in This Issue

BARS with FREE WIFI Mojácar Playa

Advertiser

unless specified

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

e:El Toro Steak House e:Galas e:Kimrick e:La Parata e:Millionaire, Vera Playa

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Camping Los Gallardos

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La Alfoquía

e:Rolys Too - Internet room, Las Buganvillas

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Mojacar Local Buses

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

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

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ABC (Air-Con & Satellite Specialist) ............. 23 Alkemi Hair & Holistics ............................ 15 Almería Engine Services ........................ 10 AMD (Building, General, Gardening) .............. 8 AMASS (UK Pension Release) ............................ 5 Arriba Café Bar ................................................... IB Ashlove’s Pet House ...................................... 23 Axa Insurance ........................................................ FC Bar 22 ............................................................................... 21 Bar Med ............................................................................. 5 Bar Valery .................................................................. 27 Beachcomber Bar/Cafe ............................ 6 Bluwater Web Design ................................. IB Bonita Hair & Beauty ................................ 25 Café O ................................................................................. 5 Camping Los Gallardos ......................... 17 Casa Benedict (Property Rentals) ............ IB Chiropody & Beauty (Kim White) ........ 7 Choice FM ........................................................................ 7 Cool Air (Vehicle Air-con) ....................... FC,10 Costasol .............................................................................. 7 Craig’s PC Services ........................................... 5 Crown Rent-a-Car .......................................... 10 De Lima’s Removals ...................................... 23 Dental Clinic (Mojácar) ........................... BC D.Match Digital Services ...................... BC El Naranjo ....................................................................... 4 El Patio ................................................................................. 5 El Toro Steak House ......................................... IF Fanny Lee’s .................................................................... 7 Ferretería Mojácar ........................................... 3 First Call Computer Solutions ......... 23 Gala’s ................................................................................ BC GB Stores (Mr UK) Eng Supermarket ....... FC Gill’s Bedlinen & Fashions ....................... 4 Hair Design ................................................................ FC Hair Scene .................................................................. 25 Handyman That Can ....................................... 3 Harmony Hands .................................................. 13 Hipermercado Mojácar ......................... BC Indigo Gym ............................................................... FC InternetCallshop ................................................. 27 Irish Rover .................................................................... 25 Iron Art ............................................................................. 27 Isapelucan Dog Grooming .................... 3 FC: Front Cover

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Kimrick .............................................................................. 11 La Hacienda ................................................................ IF La Parata Bar Restuarant ................... 15 Lemon Lounge Bar / Ramo del Limon ............ 7 Linen Store/We Fit ........................................ 27 Location Removals/Storage/Auctions ........ IB Locksmith (Lee) ...................................................... FC Mesa Bar & Grill .............................................. 29 Millionaire ................................................................... 25 Miraflores Bar Restuarant .................. 17 Mobility Matters ................................................ 23 Mojácar Homes ....................................................... 3 Mojácar Long Term Rentals ............. 27 Mojácar Plumbing ............................................... 3 Movieland ................................................................... 29 Neil Godwin - Electrician ......................... 3 Paint Magic Decorator ................................... FC Peter Morgan (Building & Roofing) .......... 3 Plumbing/Building .............................................. 3 PR Building Services ......................................... 3 Rainbow Rentals (Cycle Hire) ................... 32 Ralf Motors Levante SL ........................... 10 Ramo del Limon / Lemon Lounge Bar ... 7 Real Covers (for Pools) ........................................ 9 Rod Bridges (Appliance Repairs) ................. 3 Roly’s Too Bar/Restaurant .... FC, 27 Rusty Nail Bar ........................................................... 3 Sands 19th Hole Bar .................................. 11 Sinaloa Bar & Grill ....................................... 25 Suckling Electrical ................................................ 3 Sunflower Homes .................................................. 3 Super Savers Eng. Supermarket ............. BC Tai Ji Classes ........................................................... 13 Telitec Connections ................................. FC, 5 The Cave Bar ......................................................... 29 The Emerald Isle ..................................................... 9 The Fundraiser (Charity Shop) ...................... 3 The Loft Lounge Bar ..................................... FC The Property Shop ......................................... 27 Torre Bahia .................................................................... 7 Trufibar ........................................................................... 15 Ventanas y Puertas ....................................... 25 We Fit/Linen Store ........................................ 27 Windows & Doors Direct ..................... 27 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ............................... FC

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FREESAT / HD & FREE TO AIR BOXES (BBC, ITV, Ch4, Ch5) No Subscriptions

Est. 6 note years Please we will be closed from 4th FREE WIFI to 26th October for grandmother duties.

For reservations: 618 539 500 /950 472 308

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HOURS: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm & Sunday 10am - 4pm TLF: Turre 950 468 386 - Las Buganvillas 950 132 790

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetables delivered daily

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

HEA TING / AIRCON SYSTEMS HEATING FULLY INSTALLED

LG Systems (7 year guarantee) NEW 44% more efficient inverter units

If you are worried about the running costs ... ... Fit a EURO METER The euro coin electric meter helps domestic users to budget for their monthly bills and tenants to be aware of exactly how much their usage is. (protecting landlords against excessive use of electrical items) The Euro-Meter is ideal for use with air conditioning but its 100 amp capacity makes it the only meter available capable of running multiple units or your entire property!

ART COOL decorative units with dark mirror

• Lower Energy Bathroom Towel Rails, Heaters & Radiators • Solar Panels from 200 to 300 litres • Security CC TV • DVD Recorders, Players & Blu-Ray 199€ • Audio & Visual Systems for Homes & Bars ALL I N STO Guardia Vieja, Mojacar Playa CK A Mon - Fri: 10am - 2pm • 4pm - 7pm • Sat: 10am - 12pm ND O N Tel: 950 472 947 • Mob: 670 084 438 • Fax: 950 475 390 DISPL AY E-mail: dmatchdigital@gmail.com • www.dmatchdigital.com

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