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Introduction & Contents

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elcome to the Almería Focus Magazine and really useful A-Z Directory for the Levante area, with more than 2000 entries and contact numbers! View it online at www.almeriafocus.com. The Focus is free every month and distributed from Mojácar to Aguilas on the coast and inland as far as Albox and Huércal Overa.

Contents It’s Easter Soon....At Last! .......................................…...10 Focus on Local News …...........…………................................…….12 So Now You Know .........................................................................26 Almería, the Smoker’s Province ......................................28 Satanic Ritual? Ha! Ha! ...................................................................30 The Thoughts of Dave Barry ....................................................32 Balancing the Books ................................................................34 Useful Numbers ............................................................................36 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................38 What’s On ..................................................................................82 Activities, Clubs and Associations ........................................87 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94 - Advertising Sales Contact 670 84 92 65, or sales@almeriafocus.com The Copy Deadline for the May Issue is April 20th You can contact us by Tel/Fax: 950 472 441 By e-mail: info@almeriafocus.com By post: The Almería Focus, Apartado 1231, 04638, Mojácar, Almería Layout and design by Jane Milsom

www.almeriafocus.com The Almería Focus is an independent publication produced and printed in Almería. We cannot be responsible for claims made by advertisers, nor errors in advertisements caused by poor quality submissions. Neither are we responsible for any loss or damage resulting from any error, inaccuracy or non-appearance of an advert. Copyright exists throughout this publication. The purchase of advertising space does not give the advertiser ownership of any advert, unless supplied to us as finished artwork or via a design agency. Adverts designed by the Almeria Focus Layout Department, including its photos, logos and specialised fonts remain the property of the Almería Focus magazine and cannot be scanned, partially or fully reproduced, or proofs supplied to other publications. Action will be taken against persons, companies, publishers, printers or distributors who infringe this copyright. Deposito Legal: AL-956-2008 Revista nº 29.

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It’s Easter Soon... At Last!

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aster is rarely as late in the year as it is this year, and it won’t be as late again until 2095, when once again Easter Sunday will be on April 24th. In 2012, Easter Sunday comes back to April 8th, a lot earlier than this year. Almería province has been basking in not just spring weather, but almost summer heat. The average temperatures have been much higher than normal, and several places in the area recorded regular temperatures above 30 degrees. Almería city recorded midday temperatures of 31 degrees. Huércal-Overa and Vélez Rubio recorded temperatures of 25 degrees, much to their delight. Motorbike enthusiasts in Almería, throughout Spain and many other countries, hitched on their leathers and were counting on good weather for the World Championships in Jeréz on April 1st3rd. They were not disappointed! Last year, from mid December to mid February, Almería got 370 litres of rainfall, compared to the annual average of 138 litres! March was pretty wet as well.

of “troubadours”, or travelling minstrels, made up of University students, in full costume, who in theory are trying to make a little extra money. The best of them indeed receive good fees for weddings, birthdays and other functions. Following a centuries-old tradition, apart from singing they play a variety of instruments from guitars, banjos, mandolins, flutes, drums and accordions. The second “World” competition is in Mojácar on April 8th-9th and the groups will be playing at various venues from the village to the beach from 9pm on the Friday night. The finals are on Saturday night, planned this year for the Multiple Use Centre, where they finished up last year having been driven in by the rain. The weekend of April 2nd & 3rd saw a seemingly good number of Madrid dwellers, coming to the coast for a long weekend, probably tired of waiting for Easter. This, and the weather, meant that the beach bars that had opened, possibly covered their costs for the weekend!

Although we are still in Lent, the 40 days before Easter Sunday, a religious period of “doing without Mojácar is the scene once again of the World things”, Easter is so late this year that major Tunas Competition. This is not a fishing concerts and events are taking place. David Bisbal, competition, but rather a large gathering of groups still a Spanish heart throb, announced the opening of his world acoustic tour in Almería city on April 14th. This sold out so quickly they extended it to the 15th, and then the 16th! There are concerts, exhibitions and charity events galore; see our “What’s On Section”. Easter Thursday and Good Friday, April 21st & 22nd, are major fiesta days, with official bodies, banks etcetera shut. Easter Sunday is also the day before St Mark’s Saint’s day, and usually there are fiestas in a lot of local villages in aid of him being their patron saint. May 1st, Day of the Worker, is on a Sunday this year, so the day’s holiday is transferred to the Monday, when again, banks and official bodies will be shut. As May 1st is also the first Sunday in May, it is Spanish Mother’s Day as well. If you missed the UK one, you get a second chance!

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Focus on Local News The New Station Mojácar, Garrucha, Turre, Vera, Antas and even Huércal-Overa amongst other municipalities will finally have a train station nearby, taking passenger traffic. The site of the new AVE (High speed) train station at Vera has been announced and put out to tender. As widely expected it will be on land opposite the petrol station “La Media Legua” on the GarruchaVera road, and the ‘Valdeserra’ private school. The guide price for the new station is 400,000 euros, with a completion date of 12 months, and if you want to put in a bid you have to do so before April 25th. The station is at the moment called “Almanzora-Vera”, but there are requests to change it to “Vera-Levante”. When completed the train journey to Lorca should take 1 hour; to Madrid 3 and a bit, and Barcelona 5 hours. ‘Creamfields Andalucía Festival 2011’ The organizers of the ‘Creamfields’ event have announced that after 7 summers of holding the event in Villaricos and El Ejido, they are moving to Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz for the 2011 event. The reason given is that the area near Cádiz is “more suitable”. El Ejido had signed a 10 year agreement with the organizers when they went to El Ejido, and various suggestions have been made that there might be “other” events in El Ejido. Meanwhile the Cádiz event is planned for August 13th and 14th with ‘The Prodigy’ being the headline group. New Museums The new refurbished museum at Huércal-Overa was officially opened on March 2nd by Manuel Chaves, deputy vice-president of the Spanish government. The mayor, Luis García Collado said that the museum was a major new addition to the facilities available to the residents of Huércal-Overa, and there were plans to open an archaeological museum with in the building. The cost of the work was 538,000 euros, and has received various grants. Mojácar opened their Art gallery and Museum at the “Fuente”, and the exhibition by Jill Bennett & Jayne Raine, were brought forward for the opening. Gill & Jayne have a second opening night on April 8th, their original opening day.

Nearly! On March 5th, there was a ceremonial opening of valves at the ‘Medgaz’ reception plant in Almería where the natural Gas arrives from Algeria. Various valves were opened that did not start the gas entering the pipe lines on land but ‘Medgaz’ announced that after final tests they hope that the gas would flow “within a few weeks”. The underwater gas pipe from Algería has been slowing filling with gas after the valves were opened there. The capacity of the pipeline and processing plant in Almería allows for 8000 million cubic metres of gas per year.

The ‘Alcazaba’ tunnelling machine breaking through

The Hole Maker The tunnel machine called “Alcazaba” has got to the end of the major part of the first tunnel for the AVE (High Speed Train) at Sorbas. It started boring the 3 metre diameter tunnel on July 9th and has been proceeding at a rate of an average of 30 metres per day. The last part of the 7.5 km tunnel, started at the other end, was excavated by other methods as the geological structure was different. This is now the longest tunnel in Andalucía. When the machine broke through on Tuesday March 15th, there were the usual speeches and cheers. The 240 metre long machine will now have to be dismantled and backed out. The total number of very large concrete lining pieces, put in place by the tunneling machine, will amount to 29,000 when all tunnels are finished. Apart from the two major tunnels there has to be 19 cross service tunnels, one every 400 metres, for use by maintenance staff or passengers in the event of a problem. The workers on the tunnel project have made a small shrine to ‘Santa Bárbara’ (Saint Barbara) who is the patron saint of

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Focus on Local News continued underground workers, where they regularly place parties with councillors elected, with 270 euros for fresh flowers. each councillor. Each party also received 54 céntimos for each vote cast for that party, providing they Beheaded have at least 1 councillor elected. During an electrical storm on Friday March 4th, a Parties that have candidates for election in more bolt of lightening struck the very visible statue in than half of the municipalities with more than 10,000 Vera and removed the head, The statue is a figure voters, and get at least one councillor voted in for of Jesus with his arms open to reveal his “sacred each municipality, get 22 céntimos for each of the heart”, that is part of the Catholic doctrine. The 10 voters that voted for their party! This money is to metre high statue has been a focal point at Vera cover election expenses. It means that the large since it was erected in 1949 and then restored in parties, like the PP (roughly Conservative) and the 2007. The mayor of Vera, Félix López, immediately PSOE (roughly Labour) are likely to get 100,000 announced that the statue would be repaired, euros each. although there are several cracks to the base of the monument. The head itself fell to the ground but without major damage. The statue, on the hill known as ‘Los Baños de la Reina’, is where the city of Vera was originally situated.

Garrucha Celebration On Sunday March 20th Garrucha held a procession and Mass to celebrate their 150 years of being an independent municipality. A plaque was unveiled at the castle to commemorate this event. The mayor, during a speech, commented that archaeological remains indicated that the original inhabitants of Garrucha go back to pre-history and then the Phoenicians and Romans came. In the 14th Century there are references to Garrucha as being called “Almorac”. Later when Christianity ruled, it was referred to as “Nazarí”. In 1861 it was declared an independent municipality but not defined as such until 1994. May Elections In the forthcoming municipal elections on May 22nd the number of councillors on a particular party list must be equally split between men and women, unless the population is less than 1,000. If a party gets less than 5% of the total vote they are eliminated from further consideration and the votes are lost. Once all the votes have been counted, councillors are determined by the “d’-Hondt” system, named after the Belgian mathematician that invented it. The Spanish state this year provides 271,000 euros in Almería province, given to the

Foot damage caused by shoe packaging

Shoe Alert! Shoes and boots, mainly from China, are shipped with packets of chemicals to absorb moisture and prevent fungus. This chemical, Dimethyl Fumarate can be released and contaminate items such as shoes, leading to skin irritations, burns and in severe case chronic breathing difficulties and death. This was first noted in 2008, when five makes of shoes were found to produce skin problems. Now, ‘FACUA’ (the Spanish Consumers Association) has found 312 shoe types that are dangerous. 301 people have registered as having skin complaints with shoes from 121 manufacturers on their website. The Spanish ‘Instituto Nacional del Consumo (NIC)’ has, in the opinion of ‘FACUA’, not done enough nationally to alert consumers to this problem. Any person who has bought shoes or boots and had a bad reaction is entitled to take them back to the seller and ask for a refund. ‘FACUA’ also considers that there is a

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Focus on Local News continued right to damages if a severe skin complaint follows. 30th, and they were covered up the same day. Fines The chemical is prohibited from being used by the can be 300,000 euros for “serious” offences. The EU. new law is the “Ley Orgánica del Régimen Electoral General 3/2011” (LOREG) and came into force on Garrucha-Vera Dual Carriageway January 28th this year. The Spanish Public Works department has stated that work has temporarily stopped on the Garrucha 110k Until June 30th? to Vera road for “technical considerations”. The The speed limit in Spain of 110k/hr came in as junction to Puerto Rey beside Mercadona is now promised on March 7th, with most 120k/hr signs planned to be a roundabout, whereas initially a “fly- being replaced during the night. Statistics since the over” was proposed. The spokesperson denied that ban came into force show that the cars and drivers they had run out of money! detected by the fixed radar cameras as speeding have fallen by 71%, from 514 in February to 148 in Trouble in Mojácar March in Almería province. It has been announced The Almería Public Prosecution Office officially that a fine for speeding will result if a speed over notified Mojácar Town hall on March 8th, that they 116k/hr is detected by fixed radar equipment or required all documents and all council meeting over 118k/hr by mobile radars. The “Red Europa” records relating to the sale of a tract of public land, that offers guarantees on cars states that an of 11,000 square metres, in the Macenas area of extended 110k/hr limit after June 30th could lead Mojácar. The land was sold in 2007 for 7.5 million to damage in vehicles with 6 or more gears, and euros to a company “Built and Management”. After diesel turbo cars where valves that re-circulate the sale, the money was frozen by the Andalucían exhaust gases, injectors and catalyses, are designed Audit Tribunal. The allegation is that an offer of 8.2 for higher speeds. 110k/hr is however, just under million euros from a company called “Vallespejo” was the UK 70m/hr limit. (actually 68.5 m/hr) withdrawn after strange delays at the town hall in accepting this offer, so losing the town 700,000 euros, and that the two companies are suspected of being in collusion over the sale, along with another two potential bidders, of the 7 in total. Permission to sell the public land was not approved, as required by the Junta de Andalucía (governing body), through an alleged “ruse” of splitting the land into two parts. Approval was needed because the total value was over 25% of the town hall assets.

New Election Regulations The Central Electoral Office in Madrid, has sent all municipalities letters reminding them of the new rules for 2011. This prohibits, from March 29th to May 6th (15 days before the elections on May 22nd), hoarding displays, poster campaigns, TV and radio party announcements, press propaganda and Internet propaganda. Existing advertising on hoardings had to be covered up on March 29th. The PP in Albox denounced the PSOE for still having hoarding in Albox advertising their party on March

A sculpture by Cornelis Zitman

“Zitman in Spain” A major exhibition of sculptures by Cornelis Zitman is now open until the end of May in the Archaological Museum in Almería City. Cornelis is Dutch by birth but then spent many years in Venezuela where he first went in 1948. Over 50 sculptures have been collected from all over the world for this exhibition that is touring Spain. Zitman is now 85 years of age but it is hoped he will come to Almería in May. His statues of women, and larger than life, are highly regarded and are called “La Tribu”.

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Focus on Local News continued More Energy Saving Electrical supply companies have been given grants of 270 million euros in 2011 to make their plants more energy efficient, with reduced amounts of money for the next 2 years. ‘RENFE’, the train company, are to offer a 5% discount on short journeys until June 30th. New vehicle tyres have a reduction in cost of 20 euros, off each new tyre with a European approval mark. These tyres are stated to cost about 100 euros each, and the money put aside for this plan will allow for the purchase of 240,000 new tyres. 6 million euros will be spent on publicity to encourage people to save energy. New ‘Plan Renove’ The new ‘Plan Renove 2011’ to replace inefficient white goods such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and dishwashers has now started. A discount is available for all A+ & A++ fridges and freezers with up to 105 or 125 euros off the price, or a maximum of 25%. Washing machines and dishwashers have ‘A’ as their maximum efficiency and you can get 25% off these, up to a maximum of 105 euros. If you want to do this ask your white goods electrical distributor, but this discount is a special Junta de Andalucía plan and not just a sales discount. Selected retailers will need the make, model & serial number of your existing appliance, which they then have to take away and record as being sent to be scrapped. Air-conditioning units will also have an incentive to change to a more efficient unit starting in April. ‘Mercadona’ Still Surging Ahead Juan Roig, president of the supermarket chain ‘Mercadona’ has announced that total sales in Almería increased by 18% in 2010. This took their profit to 94 million euros. The company finished 2010 with 30 stores in Almería province and 1,170 employees on fixed contracts. Throughout Spain in 2010 the group made a profit of 398 million euros, 47% more than in 2009, and their national turnover was 16,500 million euros. ‘Mercadona’ have not yet applied the increase of IVA (VAT) from last July to 18%, and also claim that their average “shopping basket” figure for a family in 2010 had gone down by 4%.

Electricity Prices After the rise in electricity prices of almost 10% in January, consumers were waiting to see what would happen next. The answer came that the quarter starting April 1st would have no rises, and we must wait and see what happens on July 1st, although the quarterly auction price for energy fuels has come down 9.43%, about the same as the January increases! Figures recently released show that for every bill we pay for electricity of 100 euros, 34.4 euros is for the generation costs, 4.3 euros for transport and 15.5 for the distribution, which adds up to 53.8 euros, only just over half of the 100 euros bill to us. The remainder of the money is split between 18.2 euros towards the extra high purchase price agreed for renewable energy sources such as wind and solar farms, 5.7 euros towards the famous “deficit” where the electricity companies say they are selling at a loss, 18 euros for “costs” that include such things as shutting down a nuclear power station, and the cost of supply to islands such as the Canary Islands. The last 4% is used for the investigation of ways to save energy, and therefore reduce our bills!

The Gérgal Astrological Centre

Open but Shut! The new astrological centre at Gérgal was officially opened on March 18th by the Spanish Councillor for Employment, Manuel Recio. The centre, intended to be a complementary unit with the nearby Calar Alto astronomical telescopes, is aimed to show the general public the principals of astronomy and astrophysics, and the achievements of Calar Alto. The centre has cost 1.2 million euros and 80% was financed by the Junta de Andalucía (governing body).

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Focus on Local News continued 8 formerly unemployed people will work at the centre, hoped to become a major tourist attraction. The mayoress of Gérgal, Leonor Membrive, confirmed after the ribbon had been cut that they were still awaiting some high tech equipment. She added that she hoped the centre would be open “soon”, but had no exact date, so at present it is shut!

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Cantoria Statue Amalia Pallarés, a sculpturess from Albox now living in Almería, helped unveil one of her sculptures erected in Cantoria, as a monument to the working woman. Adele Seguro, president of the Almanzora confederation for equality in women, also assisted at the inauguration. Pedro Llamas, mayor of Cantoria, New Guardia Civil Headquarters stated that the statue was a wonderful addition for The new Guardia Civil (police) headquarters and 6 the town. The bronze statue was paid for by raffles, accommodation units have been officially opened collections and other fundraising. in Serón, built on the old football pitch. The new station has cost 750,000 euros with 70% being paid by the Junta de Andalucía and the remainder between the Ministry of the Interior and the local council. The whole station and accommodation units have full CCTV coverage. 9 members of the Guardia Civil will work permanently in Serón, under the leadership of Sergeant David Fuentes. A similar installation was opened in Pulpí on February 1st, and the Canjáyar Guardia Civil new station was opened was recently opened also. The Elms Have It The vote took place in Cantoria to keep the four elms planted by British railway workers 120 years ago.190 people voted, and 133 were in favour. The trees will not therefore be cut down. Good News For Garrucha Parents ?? Finally, after months and months of dispute, and “politicking” the new Garrucha nursery was “officially” opened on March 23rd. This will increase the nursery places in Garrucha from 72 at the old nursery to a further 126 at the new one! Parents with nursery age children from 0-3 years in Garrucha have been trying to get their children into Mojácar, Turre or Vera. The new nursery has cost 1.5 million euros and was finished on May 2010. A dispute between Garrucha town hall and the Junta de Andalucía (governing body for Almería), concerning the equipment necessary, led to the delay. It is not in fact open as more equipment is needed, and it has no staff! The mayor has promised it will be open “soon”. The “opening” was a political act prior to the

Call Centre Rules A pre-law motion has been put before the Spanish parliament that will make call centres stop charging for customer service numbers, and limit the time people hang on to 1 minute. The law would stop customer service departments from making money on complaint calls, train staff to be competent to answer queries and complaints, and operate these call centres the same hours that the service is available, and 24 hours a day if necessary. They also think that before a consumer signs up to a mobile or other service contract, they should be informed of the numbers they can call or e-mail, together with a maximum time for resolving a complaint.

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So Now You Know... Carbon Dating This is used to accurately identify the age of a certain object. It was developed by Willard Libby and his colleagues at the University of Chicago in the year 1949. Libby received a Nobel Price in Chemistry for his work and achievements. Although more accurate figures were later developed, most scientists prefer to use the Libby figure to avoid inconsistencies with other published information. It is usually observed to be vital in dating bones, treasure, and archeological remains. Now samples containing radioactive ‘berillium’ can date items back to 10-30 million years. New experiments are being made to find an even better “clock” reference. The Body’s Blood Circulation It was in the year 1242 that an Arabian physician accurately described the human circulatory system. Although some earlier people had already had the same thoughts, in 1628 William Harvey announced that the discovery of the human circulatory system was his. He performed several tests and wrote an influential book, and these convinced the medical world to believe in the genuineness of the discovery. Harvey was not able to identify the capillary system, connecting arteries and veins. These were later described by Marcello Malpighi, an Italian physician and biologist who died in 1694. The Spanish Main The coast from South America to Florida, through the Caribbean, was known as the “Spanish Main”. Spanish galleons, often large treasure containers, sailed from this coast to Europe. The Europeans started raiding these ships, and taking the gold and treasure for themselves. The English Treasury decided to give official permission for this, and the ship’s owners split the booty with the treasury. The owners of these ships were known as “privateers” and included Sir Francis Drake, who was called a pirate by the Spanish fleet. Queen Elizabeth the 1st gave him a special sword to help in his work for England.

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Spanish Mop & Bucket Manuel Corominas, an engineer in the Spanish air force, saw in the 1950s how Spanish women washed floors with a flat mop, wringing it out through rollers over a bucket. With the help of a friend, Emilio Bellvis, who was a mechanic at the Zaragoza air base they designed a mop and bucket as we know it today, and went into production under the company name of “Rodex”. They are therefore credited with getting a lot of women off their knees, including Spanish ones. In 2005, the online newspaper 20minutes.es printed a series of letters where Bellvis claimed he was the real inventor, and “father” of the mop and bucket. . The Goseck Circle The Goseck circle is a Neolithic structure at Goseck in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It was made as a series of concentric ditches nearly 80 metres across. It is considered to be the world’s first sun observatory as far as anybody knows. The current belief is that European Neolithic and Bronze Age people measured the heavens, long before historians believed, and with more accuracy. In 2003, the site was opened to the public and it has become known in Germany as the “German Stonehenge”, although the word “henge” has never been applied to anything in Europe except for Britain or Ireland. Drum Machines The earliest drum machines were often referred to as “Rhythm machines” and in 1930-32 Léon Theremin invented a machine called the “Rhythmicon” that produced complex drum sounds. The next generation of drum machines was usually associated with rhythms needed for mambo, tango or bossa nova music. In 1959, a commercially produced drum machine called the Sideman was made for Wurlitzer who had started producing his Wurlitzer organs. The machine used valves and could be varied in speed and pitch. In November 1972 the first record was released with all the percussion sounds from a machine.

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Almería, the Smokers’ Province

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survey has shown that Almería province is in surgeons in Cádiz, where 550 of these specialists the forefront of smokers in Spain, and women are attending. The specialists are concerned about Andalucía having the largest percentage of are the worst offenders. smokers, and Almería province being at the top. The overall percentage of people who smoke daily This is despite the 2005 Anti-Tobacco laws that has gone up to 32%, about a third of the prohibited smoking in work places, and bars where population. Men smoke most, with 38% of men they chose not to do so. Also the regulations to smoking daily, whilst women smokers, with 25% make premises that had cigarette machines fit a of women smoking it means that 1 woman in 4 “remote control” to unlock the machine, only if they considered the potential purchaser looked smokes. over 18 years of age. The reason Almería has such a high profile is because women smokers have gone up from 18% The congress pointed out that the high level of in 2003 to 25 % in 2010, an increase of 7%. Men smoking in Almería province was due to the 7% have reduced their smoking habits from 42 % increase in women who smoked. The motivation down to 38%, a 4% drop. Andalucía, the territory to stop smoking in Almería province appears to that includes Almería as one of its provinces, also be lacking also. The percentage of people who has more smokers than any other autonomous stopped smoking in 2003 was 16%, and in 2007, community, with an overall smoking level of 31%. despite the new anti smoking laws and publicity The national average in Spain is 29.5%. Other this had fallen to 13%. With regard to women, the provinces in Andalucía have had an increase in percentage of women who had stopped smoking smokers, including Granada, Málaga and Huelva. in 2003 was 12%, but in 2007 only 7%. The On the other hand, the number of smokers in specialists are calling for more Government funds Seville, Córdoba, Jaén and Cádiz has fallen. to combat smoking, stated to be the direct cause of death for 14% of the population as a whole in These figures have been revealed at the opening Spain. The specialists are waiting to see if the new of the 37th congress of the Association of regulations concerning bans on smoking in public Pulmonologists (Lung Specialists) and Chest places or bars and restaurants, has the effect it is meant to. Santa Justa station at Seville

The Almería College of Pharmacists had a meeting on March 31st to inform all pharmacists about an agreement signed with “Pfizer S.A.”, who is a multinational supplier of a product aimed at a smoker who wishes to give up. It is intended that pharmacists could give advice to all smokers that want to quit, prescribe the appropriate medicines and check the progress that the smoker is making by follow up conversations. The Society of Lung Specialists, “Neumosur”, run courses of 5 hours, face to face, or 25 hours on-line, where they give their specialised advice on the dangers of smoking and the importance of stopping, along with advice from a doctor, and a pharmacist. It is hoped that this program can be accredited into the Health Agency Quality of Health schemes in Andalucía.

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he church of La Almadraba, at Las Salinas, Cabo de Gata, has been in the news several times lately but with nothing so “newsworthy” as on Monday, March 7th, when it was found that overnight the floor of the church had been painted with strange symbols and words. The press reported that the symbols were “Satanic!” Apart from the floor, bird feathers and stalks of wheat had been placed on the altar. Devilry indeed! Press reporters and TV crews turned up in force. Expert analysis of the strange painted circles, pentagrams (five sided triangles) and “words,” were quickly ascribed to “vandalism” with the use of some Egyptian symbols, bad Latin, and some other words, possibly Hebrew. Manuel López, Professor of Early Religions, from the University of Almería went to look and stated that the words made neither head nor tail, looked like Latin, but were not, and were in fact “gibberish”. Another expert, Luis Santamaria del Río, said that the act of vandalism “does not appear to have anything to do with Satanic rites”. The Catholic Archbishop of Almería, Adolfo González, also issued a statement condemning the vandalism and “senseless profanation” and “social pressure”, adding that a vital permit for the reconstruction of the whole church had finally, (and miraculously), been received at 2pm on March 8th!

A local English weekly newspaper, sensing a good headline, put across their front page of March 10th, “Cabo de Gata Church Used for Satanic Ritual”. They went on to say that there had been “Similar reports of Satanic rituals in other Almería towns including ‘Benahadux, Carboneras and Alhama’”. This is

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reasonably accurate as two goats heads were found wrapped in a sheet in front of the cemetery in Alhama de Almería on September 20th, 1990! The Spanish newspaper “La Voz de Almería”, dated September 21st and 22nd 1990, asked if vandalism carried out at a church in Carboneras and at Benahadux was linked?” Not with Las Salinas!

The church was already very famous before this event and is probably one of the most photographed and filmed churches in Spain. It originally served the thriving community of salt workers and was built in 1904. It became unused, started to look very much the worse for wear, and there was a dispute regarding the ownership that was resolved in 2004 when the Catholic Archbishopric was ruled by a judge to be still the legal owners. Restoration was promised! By February 2007 a sign was put up saying it was to be restored and in September 2008 the Catholic Archdiocese said that plans for the restoration were ready. In December 2009 Almería city hall suggested that they form an alliance with the church to restore Las Salinas and use it for craft workshops. Then, the Archdiocese said they would agree to sell the whole church and land to Almería City for 250,000 euros, and throw in the 400,000 euros project plans for the restoration. Everybody said, “Hooray!”, and a purchase date was agreed of November 2010. The Archdiocese then changed their minds and stated that they would not sell the church, would restore it from Church funds, and hoped to complete the work in 2012. “Friends of Las Salinas church”, a pressure group, said this was fine but please get on with it as more bits kept falling off!


When the alleged “Satanic rites” took place, the rather flimsy pews were all stacked vertically and neatly, against the walls, also seen as “part of the ritual”. In fact (!) this then allowed the floor to be painted. On March 9th the Archdiocese stated that the restoration work had been entrusted to the company “Rehabitec”, used before for various church projects. Miguel Romera, the Almería Catholic Church clerk of works in charge of any church restoration, held a press conference with the Archbishop to announce this, and considered that the work would take eight months. Someone who obviously knew the answer asked if March 7th, the date of the vandalism, was a significant date. Miguel Romera replied that on that date in 2004 the Archbishopric had their name put on the Spanish Land Registry, as legal owners following the court ruling. He said the date was “too much of a coincidence”! On Monday, March 8th, 2011, following the vandalism, Almería City offered to pay 150,000 euros towards the restoration if they could build an annex and incorporate a museum showing the history of the area. To date no reply has been forthcoming.

María Sánchez who lives in one of the few houses left near the church, was baptized, took her first communion, was confirmed and married in Las Salinas church. She hopes that when the church is restored she can start going again.

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The Thoughts of Dave Barry Although golf was originally r e s t r i c te d to we a l t hy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. And so by the fifteenth century, on October 8, the Europeans were looking for a new place to try to get to, and they came up with a new concept: the West. As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula. Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes. Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions. Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.

Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting. For me, the worst part of playing golf, by far, has always been hitting the ball. Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep. Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects. Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically. Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.

Don't you wish you had a job like mine? All you have to do is think up a certain number of words! Plus, you can repeat words! And they don't even have to be true!

Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print. I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford. I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War. I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. I want a pit crew... I hate the procedure I currently have to go through when I have car problems. I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry.

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Balancing the Books

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he Spanish Social Security system in Almería is in a better state of health than many other parts of Spain and has figures above the National average in many respects. The Social Security departments receive an income from all the workers who are legally registered, either as being self employed, or working for somebody else. They pay out for pensioners, some unemployed people, or others such as disabled people unable to work. Like any household or company they hope to get in more than they pay out. In Almería province in December 2010, (the last official figures) there were 227,000 persons who paid into the system either directly or through their employers. This number of persons was “balanced” by 92,000 pensioners who received a pension and 58,500 unemployed persons who received some kind of unemployment benefit. If the numbers balance exactly, then the income is the same as the expenditure with no profit or no loss, the same as a family managing to keep their living expenses exactly the same as the money coming in.

others on benefits (including pensioners) who made up together the other 39%. This means that there were approximately three workers for every two people receiving money. The Ministry of Employment state that in an ideal Spanish society the number of workers needed to pay a pensioner should be 2.5. The figure in Almería is pretty close at 2.4 workers for every pensioner. Money wise, pensioners in Almería and Andalucía receive less money than in other parts of Spain! A figure of 641 euros per month is laid down in Spain as the minimum semi-professional salary, and this is used as a reference point to compare other incomes. The 92,000 pensioners in Almería receive an average pension of 637 euros per month, slightly less than the minimum semi-professional figure. With 61% of workers paying into the system and 39% taking money out, it would seem that the balance is pretty good. There are one or two problems however, one of them being the people who work for cash and are part of the “black” economy who don’t pay in, and registered unemployed persons who work “on the side”. The bigger problem is that last December there were 69,000 persons registered as unemployed in Almería, with only 58,000 being paid some benefit. This means that 11,000 people get no state income at all having in most cases run out of benefits.

From February 15th, a new system has come into place to try and get these people back to work, and get temporary benefit. In return for a six month training period they will be paid 400 euros a month. Each unemployed person who wishes to take part in this scheme will be assessed to see what is most suitable for them, and their achievement during the six months will be monitored. Some people will be encouraged to start their own businesses with help on how to achieve this, others may be encouraged to learn another language that will help in their job hunting, whilst in other cases in may be time to go “back In Almería last December the number of workers to school” effectively, to catch up on missed paying in was 61% of the total of workers and education. The situation will be watched closely!

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(Multi-lingual).........112 Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Civil Protection

TRAINS Renfe www.horarios.renfe.es ……...........……….902 240202

Health Emergencies ................061 HACIENDA (TAX OFFICE) Guardia Civil Hotline ..........................062 Huércal Overa .......................950 470209 / 950 471013 Local Police Hotline............................092 HOSPITALS Coast Guard.............................900 202202 Huércal-Overa, CREA (Centre for wild animal/bird rescue) .670 944592 Hospital La Inmaculada..................................................950 029000 Almería Torrecárdenas............................................950 016000 AIRPORTS Almería,Virgen del Mar (Private).....................950 217100 Almería ..............................................................950 213700 Virgen del Mar Emergencies:............................950 217240 Alicante ................................................................966 919000 San Javier, Murcia ...........................................968 172000 LOCAL POLICE Albox ...............................................................................950 121080 BRITISH CONSULATES Carboneras .................................................................950 136136 Alicante ..............................................................965 216190 Cuevas del Almanzora ................................................950 548700 Málaga (for Almería province) ......................952 352300 Garrucha ............................................................................950 460002 (If passport stolen) ............................................952 352300 Huércal-Overa ..............................................................950 470585 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 472000 BRITISH EMBASSY Pulpi ……………......................................................................950 465049 Madrid ...................................................................913 190200 Passport Call Centre (9-17.30) .....................807 429026 Vera .................................................................................950 390010 TOWN HALLS Albox ....................................................................................950 120908 Antas ............................................................................950 619015 Arboleas .............................................................................950 449430 Cuevas del Almanzora .................................................950 456488 Los Gallardos ....................................................................950 469000 Garrucha ...............................................................................950 460058 Huércal-Overa ...............................................................950 134900 ELECTRICITY Sevillana Endesa Enquiries: ........................902 509509 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 615009 Breakdowns:....................902 516516 Turre ..................................................................................950 479011 Vera .....................................................................................950 393016 WATER Galasa Enquiries: ........................................950 391200 TELEPHONE (Telefonica) Breakdowns: ................................902 355575 Normal Operator ..................................................................1004 Gestagua (Albox) ...........................................950 120649 Faults Operator ....................................................................1002 International Operator ......................................................11825 GAS Speaking Clock .........................................................................093 Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .................901 121212 Repsol, information ...................................901 100100 MOBILES HELPLINE (From mobiles) Amena ......................................................................................1474 ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Movistar ...............................................................................609 Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Vodafone (Airtel) ............................................................123 Central number ……………...............................902 575757 CREDITCARD HOTLINES American Express ............................................902 375637 4B (Visa, Mastercard) .....................................913 626200 Diners Club ......................................................901 101011 Red 6000 ...............................................................915 965335 Servired (Visa Mastercard) ..........................902 192100

TAXIS See Directory pages Mojácar Town Hall Beach Office Marina de La Torre, Mon-Fri 9 - 2pm Tourist and Town Hall enquiries .............950 109845 FLIGHT WEBSITES www.thomson.com www.bmibaby.com FUNERAL DIRECTOR Albox (Funerarias Teruel) .............................950 430122 www.easyjet.com Huércal Overa (Colly Fer) .....................950 616161 www.aerlingus.com Garrucha (Funerarias Funerga) ..................950 460295 www.ryanair.com Mojácar (Funeraria Pérez) .......................950 478102 www.tarletontravel.com

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ADULT NOVELTIES

Lingerie Provocateur Parties …………........................638 343729

ADVERTISING See Marketing Services AIR CONDITIONING

ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 618893 ACS (Vera)..................................................950 467832 / 685 742 840 CD Electrical Services ........................662 414043 / 617 410534 Cool Outside (Spray misting) …......................……….606 194945 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436 d match digital services (See p.5) .......950 472947 / 670 084438

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY See also Solar Biomas pellets ................................................607 781952 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240

ARCHITECTS

BROA Studio (Vera) ............................950 393894 / 696 766985 Federico Aranda Martín (Mojácar Playa) ..................607 983810 Kaleidoscope …….....................................................…610 981805 Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001

ART & ARTISTS

Adolfo Prado, Pictures & Murals ..............................950 472668 Andalusian Arts (Turre) .............................................647 081552 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Delfos Gallery ..........................................................950 615196 Jeremy Fox-Rayner (Art Tutor) .................................653 714767 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanxora) ….663 341904 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ..........................................................................628 458491 Reciclarte (Mojácar Pueblo) ………...................……..680 961068 The Gallery (La Concepción & Garrucha) 950 104228 / 636 411540 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….........................950 450422 DJT Air Conditioning (Vera) ..................686 817945 / 626 578164 Electrotorres ........................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Ice Cool …………….............................950 064494 / 610 954788 J & A Multi-Services ...................................................667 292227 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration S.L.607 364917 / 950 432110 Penguin Air-Conditioning (La Alfoqúia) ….....…………670 595932 Teletek (Antas) .........................................................950 393115 Thermal Breeze (Cuevas) ………..........950 456877 / 678 182944 Williams Electrical (Andy)........................................…..677 741366

AIRPORT PARKING

AUCTIONS

A & A Auctions (Albox) ………..............950 064576 / 661 759882 Almería Auctions ……..................................................666 045582 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas El Real) ..............950 391412

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES

Mhouse (Danyel Gonzalez) …….…….950 478763 / 609 667333

AWNINGS & BLINDS

Curtains with Style (Sail shades) .....950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ..............................................667 652 888

AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) 950 290651 / 639 081067 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………..................................606 389550 Park and Fly (Alicante) ....................902 887306 / 661 517890 Plane Parking S.L. ………….......................................968 566410 ...............(24hrs Alicante) 656 532725, (24hrs Murcia) 656 532724 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante)........................................670 059809

ALARMS

AXA (See Insurance) .................................................950 478763 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 992007 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711

CD Electrical Services ......................662 414043 / 617 410534 Guardian Homecare Systems S.L. ........950 466472 / 666 255 765 Safes & Security (Lee)...............................................666 949213

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 Futura España ..........................................................950 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ...........................950 391430 / 627 Sol Shaders S.L. ....................................................…627

212220 Humbugs Salon de Té .......................958 003391 / 676 615338 La Marmita ..............................................................950 978635 Baza 907207 El Paco Borracho …………....................................…696 This 'N' That …….......................................................655

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Bedar El Elpalme …………................................................…950 469569

Cortijo Grande Casa Los Pinos …............................................…….950 468236 Los Limoneros …………….........................................950 468132

Desert Springs Crocodile Pool Bar ….................................................637 545620

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) Bar La Montaña .........................................................670 589788

El Pinar Speedyfit (See p.4) ..................................................600 006032 Bar El Pinar ................................................................950 469036 Toldos Lebeche (Garrucha) …….............................…950 133761 Garrucha

BABY See Children & Baby BAKERIES

La Diligencia 1880 ……..............……..950 460959 / 627 949392

La Alfoquía

Cornish Pride (Albox) ….................................………634 920434 Allbites ........................................................................666 032776 Cornish Pride (Vera) ……..................................…….619 502647 Bar La Union ……......................................................950 634533 TPS (Turre) .............................................................678 304395 Bar Los Mellizos ……….........................................…638 889520 Bar Trabalon ……..............................................……634 346189 BARS & CAFES Mo's Bar & Bistro ………..........................................950 449635 See also Restaurants

Águilas

La Hortichuela

Café Bar Aranda .......................................................…630 535836 Sopranos (formerly Divas) .................620 166719 / 657 443791 Comic Café-Pub ........................................................968 448199 Las Buganvillas Gulliver's ……...................................................…….968 411329 La Colonial ……………….........................................….636 140307 Albox Roly's Too ................................................................….950 133945 Bar International ..................................950 120803 / 653 884517 Los Gallardos Cafe Azafran .............................................................677 655049 El Naranjo ….......................................................……950 398799 Joan's Cakes & Bakes ……...........................…………678 166272 Meson Verfran ………...................................................637 810143 Le Bistro ………......................................................…..666 649330 Maloan’s .....................................................................607 953388 Rumores ....................................................................610 641567

Antas Bar Gloria ...................................…….950 453150 / 625 668613 Bar Restaurante Angela ...........................................664 279626 Tucan Bar ..................................................................950 619233

Antas El Real

El Milindurrio …......................................................…950 453345

Arboleas El Mirador .......................................................................687 160 806

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Pulpí El Saloon ....................................................................685 987179

San Juan de los Terreros Mi Cortijo ………......................................................…950 466323

Seron

Sam's Bar ……...................................................…….610 044516

Turre Bar Stop ......................................................................950 479593

Café Royal, English Tavern ………............................950 Stoney's Sports Bar ……….......................................671 TPS ..........................................................................678 The Piano Bar ...................................610 005373 / 645

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Valle del Este

Hole in One Venues Bar .......................950 461068 / 647 424279

Vera Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208

Vera Playa Corner Bar ................................................................950 618209 Frankie’s Bar .............................................................662 474861

Palomares Bar Oasis …….............................................................649 536567 Centro Plaza ................................................................950 618614. La Dulce Casa ….................................................…….950 467768

Partoloa Mis Amigos …….................................................…….671 608498

Pueblo Laguna / Vera Beach Bar Dolar ....................................................................950 132015 Bar Millionaire Sports Bar ……............950 617467 / 637 255978 Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 132350 La Buena Mesa ……............................950 467222 / 610 356387 La Peperina ................................................................677 420243

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The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 El Cid (Mojácar) .......................................................950 472063 The Happy Castor ……......................................……667 767962 El Paso (Mojácar Playa) ............................................615 644682 Villaricos El Patio (Mojácar) ........................................................629 287265 Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 073598 La Zarzuela .............................................................689 218208 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 Los Arcos Chiringuito (Mojácar) ...............…..............950 473042 Jet’s Bar La Plaza .................................................…950 467590 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 467777 Malibu (Mojácar Playa)...............................................622 456560 Los Conteros ..............................................................950 467582 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Taberna Cristina ...........................................................693 743791 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) …..........................…616 005387 BARS (BEACH BARS) Aku Aku (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478981 Playa Blanca (Mojácar) ......................950 473001 / 671 414084 BB.me (Mojácar Playa) ….................................……..657 303043 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030

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BEDROOMS (Fitted)

Artizan (Vera) ……......................……..950 390635 / 661 985310

BICYCLE HIRE

Trufibar .....................................................................619 691052 BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 024001 Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 413984 BATHROOMS & SHOWERS 24hr Casaserve ...................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Mountain Biking Spain …............……637 831509 / 661 178656 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Rainbow Rentals Electric Cycles (Vera Playa) 608 719015 / 950 467700 Artizan (Vera) (Bathroom Furniture) ..950 390635 / 661 985310 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 GPG-Bathroom Installations ................666 161079 / 950 459402 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036

Rock, Road n Surf Adventures .............................….634 320360 The Bike Shop (Turre) (See front cover) 608 523182 / 678 612378

BICYCLE SALES & MAINTENANCE

Rock, Road n Surf Adventures ..............................….634 320360 The Bike Shop (Turre) (See front cover) 608 523182 / 678 612378

Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 BILLIARD / SNOOKER HALLS Shower Master screens ...........................................677 604497 Speedy Fit (Screens) ...............................................600 006032 Pot Black (Antas El Real) ……....................................950 459135 Tabika Natural Stone (Vera) ….....…….950 390110 / 950 390635 Regency Snooker Club (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........968 006149 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 The Happy Castor (Vera Playa) ……..........................667 767962 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821

BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST 2 Poplars Guesthouse (Velez Blanco) .950 068025 / 670 243856 Casa Barranca ........................................................667 071077 Casa Blanca (Ogarite/Oria) ………..............................639 269216 Casa de Becque (Cabrera) ……............950 528631 / 663 731536 Casa Diego (Taberno) …….........................................617 171430 Casa Jasmine (La Alfoquía) ......................................950 449513 Casa Jessica (Turrillas) .................... 697 623201 / 666 394707 Casa La Loma Guest House (La Loma) ............……..648 602261 Casas Limaria (Arboleas) ..................675 378291 / 678 166252 Casa Los Arcos (Mojácar) …….................................950 473165 Casa Los Naranjas (Cantoria) ….......................……677 364715 Casa María (Bédar) .................................................950 398216 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) 950 439043 / 686 400331 Casa Oasis (Almendricos, Murcia) ...........................628 504113 Casa Rosa (Huércal Overa) .......................................699 352305 Casita Río (Almanzora) ………......……950 432250 / 636 860177

BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds BOATS & NAUTICAL

Veramotor S.A. ............................................................950 392552

BOAT TRIPS

Red Line Coast Tours ….....................950 133082 / 687 189230

BOOKS

Celebrations (Mojácar) .............................................606 693826 Tabernas Books …..............................663 121256 / 676 256083 The Book Box (Albox) ……................................…….662 585098 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE

Bounce Around ….......................................................697 224205 Mojácar Events ........................................................669 434766

BOWLING CENTRE (10 pin)

Amigos Bowling Centre (Arboleas Ind. Estate) …….950 120269

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BUILDING MATERIALS (& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc) Aridos Mojácar S.L. ……..........................................650 914257 Contrucciones Angel Oller (Albox) ...........................950 431453 Comercial Vera (Vera) ........................902 112236 / 950 393329 Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028

BUILDING SERVICES

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 5* Patio …………................................................…..677 A1 Concrete Imprinting .......................618 387050 / 679 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687

Leon Morley …...............................…..950 477318 / 695 Lucainena Living S.L. ................................................648 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 Michael Bowley ….................................950 472903 / 661 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 637 P. Morgan ….........................................950 132793 / 687

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Reliable Building & Landscaping ……..678 114268 / 664 167638 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 686 377172 Superior Plasterers ..............................664 348947 / 950 457504 Tony Walker handyman ...............................................648 091074 Vida Desierto (See p.2) ….....................950 473183 / 610 867029

BUTCHERS

Ávila (Vera) …….................................................……663 126062 Casa Jose Turre 950 479242 Garrucha 950 132573 Vera 950 393592 gb stores (Mojácar) ...........................................…..…950 475850 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ….............………950 478409 Alan the Builder (See front cover).......950 450347 / 600 268176 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Alex Nebesky ............................................................627 071716 Bioflow / Ecoflow distributor ......................................686 929855 Almeria Builders ……............................................…659 685133 Fm Fragrances Distributor .........................................662 515669 Andalucian Con Co Print .................................….…..628 408197 Work From Home ........................................................950 066181 Andaluz Building Services........... ……950 439094 / 664 025044 CAKES TO ORDER Antas Building Company …..........…..661 075802 / 697 591117 Cafeteria Dolce (Mojácar Playa) ………................….950 475178 Armadillo ........................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic (Mojácar) ..................950 615344 Borders Building & Tiling ..........................................687 661807 Cakes ……….......................................950 528779 / 697 921040 Brian the Plasterer ....................................................680 487036 Joan's Cakes & Bakes (Albox) ................................678 166272 Construcciónes Los Matreros .....................................647 841750 Mana del Cielo (Mojácar).....................950 472154 / 697 225625 D & J Pritchard Construcciones .......617 698418 / 666 837779 CAR HIRE David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 Deco-house (Ismael) …………....................................670 596085 1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 654452 Elegant Homes Online S.L. ..................950 102332 / 687 629777 Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 269440 Emerald Construction ................................................649 212707 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545814 FMB Plastering ...........................................................697 502470 Futura España ............................................................950 615338 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 GB Construction ..................................950 124154 / 650 129700 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 GPG - Construction Services .............666 161079 / 950 459402 Grandy Building Solutions …....……..........................663 440329 Handy Houseman .....................................................666 361802 ITM Building Services …….......................................677 011079 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................659 077998 / 659 185189 John Blackmore (La Alfoquía) …….....950 449068 / 667 814806 Costa Coches ..(Antas Real) 950 459208 (Mojácar) 950 069272 Ken Danaher ...........................……….671 146103 / 647 037971 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Lock Stock & Barrel (Albox).......................................608 673086 The Woodworker (Repairs & Restoration) ..........…..950 528779 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Vida Desierto (Specialist Carpentry) (See p.2) 950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................600 985583 Wildwood Bespoke Joinery …..............950 067011 / 685 955768

CATALOGUE SHOPS

EPS Direct (Albox) …........................950 120030 / 627 277935 Rohha (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 473224 / 662 288146

M.H.C.R. (Mojácar) .............................950 478832 / 609 540380 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 670 722666

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning Anne's Catering Service ….................950 592967 / 699 726993 Anne's Curry (delivered) ………...............................….677 242022 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 Tikka RentaCar (Mojácar) .........................................950 472662 Book the Cooks (Cold buffet specialists) ....................664 853580 Elite Cuisine ....................................950 472567 / 610 994435 CAR VALETING Chef@Home ………...............................................….637 761984 Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939 Food For Thought …………..................950 469403 / 617 577615 Gourmet Express Home Fine Dining ........................608 719015 Marianne's Pantry ………...........................................687 081357 Mobile Waitress/Bar ........................................ ........687 245485 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties ........................618 920126 V.I.P. Ready Meals (frozen) .......................................608 719015

CATTERY

The Hilton Cattery .....................................................950 163489 Kareclif (Albox) .......................................................677 791165

CHILDREN & BABY

CARAVANS See Mobile Homes CARD SHOPS

Celebrations (Mojácar) ............................................606 693826 Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 600032 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................672 203457 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

CARPENTRY

A.N.S.T.E.Y - Carpentry & Joinery ………950 619178 / 687 251629 Antonio Gallardo (Mojácar) …..........................……….608 050013. Bob Wain ..................................................................677 161816 Carpentry by Paco ….................................................950 615517 Inspired Timberwork ...........................950 528779 / 610 988371 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 907207

Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Baby Rentals (Equipment Hire) ……...................…….699 648058 Bebebel (Hire)…........................................................661 575532 Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ............................661 751244 Escape Para Niños (Arboleas) ..................................950 431578 Estabelle (Albox) ……................................................666 689463 Face painting parties ..................................................680 124159 Funky Monkeys, Play Group (Mojácar) …….......……697 264179 Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 Jack in Albox ....................................652 580695 / 607 598457 Kids’ Club Bilingual Pre-school & Activity Centre (Los Gall.)608 373085 Lorraine’s Face Painting ....................950 064484 / 687 569113 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Mobility Matters (Hire) (Mojácar) ..............................950 615432 Play Area (Baza) ………...........................................695 859536 Swimlife (Baby swimming classes) ……...............…..687 318054 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………...................…661 575641

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CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS Hilary Richards .......................................................662 932954

CLEANING SERVICES Brian ……...............................................................……628 408197 Sooty & Sweep ...............950 121927 Emergency 666 223295 A1 Cleaning..........................................950 472528 / 667 340190 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ..............950 064599 / 634 320990 Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 516955 Arc Angel Services ….................……..950 469655 / 634 325185 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 398820 / 662 390453 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 Freshclean …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482 House cleaning services ...........................................681 152472 KC Cleaning Service ...............................................651 850974 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 New Pin Services ................................................678 875508 CHINESE RESTAURANTS North East South West ..........................................671 273335 Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 132948 Rene's Cleans .....................................................677 113987 China Town (Aguilas) ................................................968 414786 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315 Chino Tsing-Tao (Aguilas) ........................…...............968 448548 T.V. Cleaning Services ……………..............................630 865452 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133226 Vida Desierto (See p.2)................……..950 473183 / 610 867029 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 120166 CLOTHING (Personalized) Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Pitako (Mojácar) ………..............................................950 615575 Shang Hai (Mojácar Playa) ……............................…686 998409 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................950 472662 Wu-Zhou (Mojácar) .....................................................950 472145 COMPUTERS

CHIROPODIST

Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 488348 Arroba y Punto ..........................................950 472 171 / 661 293 237 598127 149659 Colin (Antas Computer Services) .........950 453622 / 627 717986 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre (See p.50)..............….950 393689 209607 Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 070075 Computer Services (Dani) (See p.50)......................678 490639 CHIROPRACTOR Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Paul Jensen ...............................................................950 460953 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 Howard Flanders …......................…….950 064672 / 663 Fit Feet ……......................................................………627 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................647 821433 Healing into Harmony Tarot / Holistic Therapies ........662 932954 Health Essentials (Alan Middup) .................................610 805777 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Josephine Birt ………............................................…950 124834 Karin …….....................................................………..634 459950 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……..............................…667 979445 Lucy Lovejoy (Holistic Therapist) ...............................647 045919 Luz de Luna ................................................................637 469937 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 439205 Phoenix Hypnotherapy ............................................900 808559 Reiki by Lynn …………......................950 472432 / 600 821871 Sound & Voice Therapist …..................………………645 290728 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Susan Blair (Counsellor) ...........................................950 396910 Tina Clarke ……….....................................................670 385923 Victoria Studios ........................................................634 459950

CRAFTS

Craft & Hobby (Albox) .............................................600 Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 Hecho a Mano (Vera) .............................................950 Serendipity (Albox) ................................................950 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662

817352 273889 391226 064662 443095

CURRENCY

Currencies Direct (Mojácar)

...............950 478914 / 626 916443

First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 251399 Ink Cartridge Solutions (Albox) ……….................…….650 557428 Inside PC (Aguilas) ….........................................…..968 414263 Janga Group .............................................................664 175404 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319 Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950 633015 Moneycorp ……………............……….902 887243 / 637 791981 Palomares Computer Services ..................................659 353708 CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS PC Call Out Service .....................….......................680 349656 See also Sewing PC Doctor .................................................................666 849609 Curtains with Style (See p.17)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 Phoenix Computers (Albox) ................950 523214 / 644 125615 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908 Premier Tec ..............................................................627 564741 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Sicbero Computer, Website & Networking Serv. 950 467020 / 693 631103 Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645

COUNSELLING / HEALING

Anna (Tarot) ………..........................................………670 897832 Be The Best You Can Be Life Coaching ...................686 929855 Casa Blanca Therapy Centre (Arboleas) ……..............950 439020 Chris Hargan (Hypnotherapy & Psychological Solns).950 069238 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652

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Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com House of James …………..........................................649 503875 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Pitako .............................................................................950 615 575 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Soft Options .......................................968 111074 / 687 387092 DOG GROOMING Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907 Abbie (Mucky Pups) ................................................633 219664 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 CYBERCAFES Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 121149 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 897533 Choice Entertainment (Huércal-Overa) ……….....…..950 135039 IsaPeluCan (Turre) ……………..........950 468398 / 667 260938 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 Leon Cyber Café (Puerto Rey) ….….........................950 Total Entertainment (Turre) .....950 468295 (Albox) 950 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……...........................950 Tuck-In (Albox) ………..............................................666

479502 398896 133460 121318 615596 618933

DAMP PROOFING

Damp Proofing Spain ........................958 656560 / 619 666363 Southern Spain Damp Proofing Co. ..950 436430 / 950 436497

DANCE ACADEMY

Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 Beverley Foster .......................................................656 346109 Maddy (Mobile Grooming) …………….…………...……627 Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT Top-2-Tail (mobile dog grooming) ………...............….627 Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) ..................................950 390655 DOG TRAINING Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 449121 Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 Didi Arias (Mojácar) …….....................950 478991 / 639 Clinica Dental Garrucha ….......................................950 133333

663616 644266 344734 644266 722197 724521

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS

Rod Bridges ……........................……..950 473035 / 687 261280

Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950

478989 478534 479444 132047

DIGGER HIRE

DOORS See Windows DRAINS See Plumbing

AA Mini diggers ........................................................608 523182 DRY CLEANERS Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 809293 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255 Antas Mini Diggers ..................................................697 553143 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 914257 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) …….............…..647 841750 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) …………................................636 092632 Lubrin Plant Hire (Mini and Micro) .......950 592922 / 664 327898 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 Ned ……..................................................................…687 845648 Paco .................................................................................637 777 238

DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS (Private)

Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105

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DVD & VIDEO HIRE

Choice Entertainment (Huércal-Overa) ….....………..950 Cinebank (Turre) .......................................................627 Movieland (Mojácar) .................................................950 Total Entertainment (Turre) 950 468295 (Albox) ........950 ...................................................................(Mojácar) 950

ELECTRICAL GOODS

Centro Ferretería Mojácar ...................................950 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950

135039 738957 475110 121318 615596 473111 390129 121069 460832 460832

DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres ......................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Fully Qualified Electrician ……................................…670 309878 José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 Mick Groom .........................................667 039805 / 950 478271 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569 Peace of Mind 247/ 7 ............................................... 637 974662 Royan Electrics ….................................................... 607 646035 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 660409 Vida Desierto (See p.2).................……950 473183 / 610 867029 Williams Electrical (Andy)......................................…..677 741366

ELECTRICIANS

ENTERTAINERS

24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 Arriba Arriba ............................................................950 459481 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 All Areas Electrics ...................................................676 384107 Baz ...........................................................................697 413706 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 124159 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Boogie Nights Karaoke / Disco (Tall Paul) .............692 588016 Brendan O'Dee ………..............................................677 763927 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Captain Sunshine …..........................950 618034 / 669 214545 Claire Stoner (Vocalist and Voiceovers)..635 038566 / 680 500278 Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 Disco Stu’s ..................................................................634 363015 Dj Duncan (Mobile Dj) .................................................697 592761 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Ed Stacey …………...................................................680 355376 Elvis Da Costa .........................................................697 637677 Gee-Bee's Karaoke …...................……………….……618 560070 Infinity (Vocal duo & tributes) ..................................678 821330 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 Johnnie St.Clair …….................................................618 150937 Johnny Slade (DJ Extraordinaire) ............................ 647 202599 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ................................................661 508776 Kayley …….................................................................634 261598 Keith Knight …....................................….670 533 767 / 950 132 575 Kev Moore (BC Sweet, Christie) ........950 069616 / 600 762856 Kim Allen .................................................................699 950257 Lingerie Provocateur Parties …...…......................…638 343729 Anglo Electrical ...................................968 006151 / 671 948213 Mel Jay ……..............................................................671 108054 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Northern Lights Karaoke ….............................……..697 500673 CD Electrical Services .........................662 414043 / 617 410534 Red (Female Vocalist) .............................................628 149340 Replay Duo ..............................................................950 124154 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Robin Marston............................................................. 671 146136 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Spotlight entertainment / karaoke …................……..664 540957 Stan Roberts .............................................................687 361440 Steve King (Mobile DJ) .........................950 137177 / 680 272822 Sue Moretta ……............................….950 475849 / 672 148730 The Cactus Twins ……….........................................667 989270 The GeckoBros ........................................................626 460465

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................950 069220 Tony Justice ……….................................................…637 159249 Vanessa (Karaoke, Disco, Vocals) ........................... 950 067020

ESTATE AGENTS

1st Call Spanish Homes (Vera) ………950 139912 / 661 143871 1st Choice Almería (Mojácar) ...................................950 472002 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 616 562447 A1 Property Listings ............................950 479517 / 627 027758 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Almeria Homes (Arboleas) ........................................950 523480 Almeria Murcia Select .......................950 466465 / 627 308176 Angel Property (Palomares) (See p.13).........................950 618054 Arboleas Property Sales .......................950 449647 / 637 909800 Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …....…958 003391 Arroyo Invest. & Prop. Serv. S.L. (Arboleas) 950 523553 / 697 423370 ASR Grupo Inmobiliario (Vera) ..................................950 393156 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006

Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia .............................950 469592 / 697 640681 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088 Desert Springs Property Re-sales ...............................950 467541 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Dursa (Isla del Fraile) ................................................950 478121 Espagna Homes S.L. (San Juan de los Terreros)........950 466044 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922

BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 634 302801 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Grupo Platinum Estates .....................950 889853 / 666 687251

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.MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132965 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 My Spanish Home ….........…………..950 472308 / 618 539500 Netforce (Mojácar Playa) ...............….950 472683 / 697 828265

Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……..........950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 INMOjácar (Mojácar) .................................................950 472930 K7 Mojácar (See p.19) ...........................................950 478555 Kevinspain .................….......................950 064464 / 626 390627 Lifestyle Homes (Turre) ............................................950 618714 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Mojácar Estates ......................................................950 478935 Mojácar Homes .........................................................950 478834

New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ………..............................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) .................950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ..............................950 133508 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …………968 419360 / 628 147408 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Olive Property Sales (Bédar).............950 469624 / 687 938466 Oliver Group Estate Agents (Albox) ……....………………950 121 960 PNI (Albox) ……..............…................950 121201 / 678 421078 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Positiva Property Group S.L. .................................... 950 617611 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.20 & 21)...950 478915 Realtors (Mojácar) ...................................................950 092094 Reduced2sale ……........................……950 450089 / 610 316101 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...............950 432157 / 639 976192 Remax (Peter Darville) ...........................................636 389501 Royal Estate (Mojácar) ......................................…..950 472334

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .............950 092291 / 647 901478 Sol Mar (Albox) ..................................950 064584 / 654 590258 Spain Assured ...................................950 469622 / 644 126582 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Farm Houses (Sorbas) ...............................950 393156 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) .................................…958 003391 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)(See p.48/49) 950 615388

Boutique Gala (Mojácar) ...........................................950 615229 Donna’s Fashion ........................................................677 542931 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 Indalo Urban Outlet (El Real) ……….................…….950 459267 Porto Bello (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 475053 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Simply The Best (Albox) …………..............................659 185039

FENCING

Chain Link Almanzora ………...................................697 801875

FINANCIAL SERVICES See also Insurance and Funeral Insurance AMASS ……......................................................……..678 Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ……...…950 478914 / 626 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ...................................950 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ..........................…..950 618209 Grupo Platinum Estates ....................950 889853 / 666 This 'N' That (Baza) ……........................................…655 149521 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) ..................................................950 528440 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) ….......….............................950 472430 VIP Almería (Marina Golf & Mojácar Playa)..950 102006 / 617 587903 WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..…...678 321111 / 950 467336

035992 705502 916443 478617 687251

EXCURSIONS

Almeriaspanish .......................................................608 638403 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...............……617 637359 / 950 450343

FABRICS

Curtains with Style (See p.11)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) …….................……627 251856

FASHION

Jennifer Cunningham & Associates ….................…..950 Mortgage Solutions (Mojácar) …......…950 472032 / 661 Totus Wealth Management .............…950 064567 / 686 Offshore Money Management ...........952 830916 / 950 VFS Europe (Peter Danniells) …...........................950

472048 389058 509247 398078 478617

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067

FIREPLACES

Tabika (Vera) …...........................……950 390110 / 950 390635

FISH & CHIPS

Allbites (La Alfoquía) ................................................666 032776 Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 535836

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Zak’s (Garrucha) .....................................................950 133193

FISHING

Futura España ...........................................................950 615338 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ………950 459060 / 649 482677

Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Graham) ...................................647 803030

FITNESS CENTRES

Alison .....................................................................637 465487 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey (See back cover)...........950 460545 Debbie James (Arboleas)............................................687 619239 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065. Indigo Gym (Mojácar) (See front cover)..................950 475403 Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) .........................617 719913 Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 Mister Screen ................. ……….................................637 159249 X-Tone (Turre) ………………...................................…...610 005373 Mosqueetos Hate Us ……….............…687 271809 / 677 109029 MozziScreens ..............................................................677 604497 Sol Shaders S.L. …………........................................627 907207 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..................................................600 006032 The Bug Busters ................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. .......................…….950 473104 We Fit (See front cover)......................................…660 052051

FOOD SHOPS

24hr British Supermarket (Mojácar Playa) ……………661 159089 Chillout (Arboleas) ………………................................652 381834 Cornish Pride (Vera) ..........................................….619 502647 Cost Cutters (Albox) ................................................ 950 120691 gb stores (Albox) ................................................……950 431632 gb stores (Mojácar) (formerly Mr UK) ..........….…..…950 475850 FLAMENCO Tablao de la Chus (Vera Playa) ................................950 467165 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 FLOORING (Wooden) Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694

FLORISTS

FOOD SUPPLIERS Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................672 203457 Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 479496 Fresh Herbs ............................................................695 941724 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 King’s Foods ...........................................................619 530436 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211 Steve (prepared potatoes) …………....................…….697 426841 FLY SCREENS

FUNCTION VENUES

Desert Springs Resort .......................950 548420 / 618 Gala's (Mojácar Playa) ….............…….950 472308 / 618 Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) ……....................................950 Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 The Palms (Urcal) ……….......................................….950

609978 Andalucian Glass C.B. ................…………630 231644 / 636 838484 539500 Armadillo …......................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 475198 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 418954 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 000700 134333 Coopermatic Fly Spray ............................................950 390964 FUNERAL COMPANIES Curtains with Style (See p.17).........950 069032 / 678 811125 Elper Alutol S.L. …………….................................…..639 212220 CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….....................................617 456335

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GARDENS

FUNERAL INSURANCE

ASSSA (Vera) (See p.15).....................................…950 392487 Avalon Europe S.L. .................................................966 799070 SR Insurance Services (Turre) ……......950 479517 / 627 027758

FURNITURE PACKAGES

Furniture Plus (Purias) (See inside back)...................678 083491 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..............950 132458 / 617 575093 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. (Antas) ..950 459017

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE

Andinas (Antas, El Real) ...........................................950 459128 Antique Palaces (La Concepción) ......664 619819 / 686 697665 Artekit ........................(Vera) 950 390524, (Almería) 950 087100 Artisanos (Antas) …...…….......................................…696 431510 Casa Nativa (Valle del Este) …….............................629 624286 La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Martin & Leah Hurst, Casa Piña (Turre) ......................652 299576 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ....................950 104272 / 670 845498 Soluciones Rusticas (Carboneras) …950 364835 / 646 821821 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….................……950 450422

FURNITURE SHOPS

Casas Nativa (Valle del Este) ..................................629 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 Furniture Mart (Antas) ...............................................950 Furniture Plus (See inside back) .............................. 968

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 A1 Concrete Imprinting ........................618 387050 / 679 631458 Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 618320 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting) ......628 408197 Cast Iron Garden Chimeneas (Antas, El Real) .......667 914904 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Eco Gardens ……….....................…..950 523215 / 628 661075 Eden Landscapes ...................................................950 634463 Gardens 4 U .....................................627 968434 / 687 629819 Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Shed Man ..............................950 069763 / 667 238273 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. …….................................651 704916 Ground Cover ..........................................................627 308451 Iron Art (Garden Furniture) Antas .........................…..637 259033

624286 633288 393244 482456

Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Iron Art (Antas Real) ..........................................….637 259033 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 Linen & Bed Store (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)..627 251856 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. (Antas) ..950 459017 Rincón Del Mimbre .Vera) ........950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...................................................673 088476 Tronco Mueble (Albox) ..............................................950 120992

Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 178427 L & M Landscapes ...........................671 608503 / 670 409538 Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 819407 Lasting Impressions …....................................………661 985319 Lucainena Living S.L. ………....................................648 143851 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Magic Garden (Albox) ….........................................…680 496899 Mainly Mushrooms (Garden Ornaments) ……………..634 601603 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Peter Williams .........................................................672 732385 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294 Reliable Builders & Landscaping …...........................678 114268 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Spanish Sheds ..........................................................868 931841 The Green Man .........................................................648 514323 Vida Desierto Landscaping (See p.2)...950 473183 / 610 867029

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GOLF TUITION

Francisco (Marina Golf) ...............................................950 Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Jesús (Macenas Golf) ……........................................687 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

133235 479176 187682 526671 256923

GOURMET FOODS

Crème de la Crème (Mojácr Playa) ...........................950 615315

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL

Grass 4 U .................................................................638 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ....................................651 GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS Iron Art (Antas Real) ……....................................….637 Smith Plumbing S.L (Spanish Authorised)...................950 468041 Tigre Turf .................................................................675

574145 704916 259033 206729

GUTTERING

Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ......…950 459060 / 649 482677

GLASS CURTAINS

Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

GLAZING (Supply & Repair)

Andalucian Glass C.B. .................. …630 231644 / 636 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950

838484 475376 500711 390546

GOLD BUYERS

The Gold Buying Centre (Mojácar) ...........................634 317401

GOLF COURSES

Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..608 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 Desert Springs ........................................................687 Macenas Beach Golf ...................…....................…..950 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 Valle del Este ...........................................................950

549869 479176 599115 548240 133230 398743

GOLF EQUIPMENT

The Full Swing (Antas)...........................950 459009 / 647 626079

GOLF HOLIDAYS

Sunshine Fairway Golf Breaks ................................634 311316

Alkemi Holistics .........................................................950 132342 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .......................................670 094722 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………….950 439043 / 686 400331 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 Barberia, Just for Him & Her (Albox) …...................950 121346 Beatriz Caparrós (Beautician) (Mojácar) ….........…….950 478936 Beauty Basics (Hair & Beauty Supplies) .950 467616 / 666 711 473 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty by Sharon (Emporium, Mojácar) (See p.60)...687 389925. Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Beyond Beauty (mobile beautician & nail tec) ..........697 704364 Bizstores (Hair & Beauty Supplies) ...........................627 747296 Bliss (Albox) .....................................950 120691 / 690 093842 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) (See p.61)......950 473159 Boost Immune System ..............................................950 066181 Chemical Free Natural Skin Care Products ...............686 929855 Clive, Barber (Albox) ........................................................950 121 927 Colores Peluquería Unisex .......................................665 540201 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Day Spa (Desert Springs) …..........................……….610 944494 Donna's (Albox).................................950 431501 / 628 669456 Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) .........................950 472790 ElectroLotus Acupuncture, Health & Beauty .............608 719015 Etticut (Turre)...............................................................667 971960 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................673 943705 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) .......................950 132765

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Francesca Herman (Mojácar) (See p.6)...................687 480694 Gents Hairdresser .................................................. 600 070075 Glow Beauty Centre (Albox) .....................................950 104549 Indigo Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar).....................950 475403 International Hair Design, (Mojácar) ......................... 666 299714 Jackie Miles Kirby (Allergy Testing & Remedial Therapist) 634 331798 JD Hair Design (Albox) …...........................................645 560367 Kate Young (Independent Herbalife Distributor) ……..669 945221 Katie at Home (Turre) …............……..950 479457 / 687 308604 Ken Peluqueros (Mojácar Playa) ……....................…950 615094 Kuts 2 (Huércal Overa) ............................................662 094372 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Maggiestyle (Haircare)(Albox) ..............634 314549 / 646 774536 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) 950 615593 / 697 421672 Nicki Tew, Beauty Therapist …….........................……659 929852 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) ......................950 618129 Reyna Beauty Studio (Mojácar) ............950 475735 / 617 233961 Ryan Mobile Hairdresser (Mojácar area) ...................610 815600 S J Mobile Spray Tanning ................................................634 355 956 Sarah Noble, Mobile Hairdresser (Mojácar) ….……..666 748035 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Sol Passion Tanning Studio (Mojácar) .950 473244 / 666 172313 Stella ………….............................................................664 138837 Strictly Hair (Albox) ……...........................................950 439717 Studio II (mobile, all areas) ....................................637 199884 Tawas Crystal Deodorant Stones ...................659189037 The Beauty Spot (Mojácar) (See p.24).950 472460 / 600 223664 The Hair Scene (Unisex) (Mojácar) ...........................950 478625 The Spanish Beauty Club ……………........................637 149659 Wacky Barber (Mojácar) ...........................................667 961645 Wacky Hairdresser (Mojácar) ........................………667 961645

Sunshine Wholefoods (Turre) …..................................665 014506

HIRE

Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Mobility Matters, Baby & Mobility Hire (Mojácar) .......950 615432 Nursery Hire (San Juan de los Terreros) ….666 255765 / 950 466472 The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644

HOLIDAY / CONFERENCE CENTRES Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres ............676 437128

HOLISTIC TREATMENT

ElectroLotus Acupuncture & Health ...........................608 719015 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 569113

HORSE RIDING

Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 Desert Riders (Tabernas) ........................................686 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...........................950 478991 / 639 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ...................................678 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628

HOME CARERS see also Nursing

Almería Angels (See p.9)...........................................665 Cooking, cleaning, care (Mojacar) ...........................678 Helping Hands ........................................................ 648 Home Care Services ……............…..950 472645 / 607 Louise, personal carer ............................................680

241878 337872 724521 243561 838547 239696

017950 098451 533962 823488 124159

HOTELS

Wendee’s (La Alfoquía) ............................................950 449133

HARDWARE OUTLETS

Ferretería El Real .....................................................950 459009 Ferretería Gonzales (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073

HEATING

Andrew Morrison (Econo-Heat)..................................627 250204 Barry & Graham (oil heating) ……….667 853062 / 620 112193 Cosy Casa Central Heating (Albox) …................…….950 425049

HEALTH FOODS

Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Cala Real (Aguilas) ..........................................968 414562 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ……......................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....662 430685 / 950 472448 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ............................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 Hotel Valhalla (Carboneras) ......................................950 130444 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Vera Hotel .................................................................950 393008

HOUSE & PET SITTING

Louise ....................................................................... 680 124159

Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 089170 HOUSEHOLD GOODS Hierbabuena (Aguilas) …….........................................968 448445 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 479487 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ................................950 478446 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676 308217

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Ibex Insurance Services Ltd ....................................902 105499 INSURANCE Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Knight Insurance (Albox) ….......................................950 121943 Knight Insurance Brokers ...........................................902 282820 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 NRG Insurance ……..............................................….607 478408 Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 590258 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ……......................….950 064682 SR Insurance Services (Turre) ……......950 479517 / 627 027758

Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 523553 / 697 423370 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.15)....…………………950 392487 Axa ..................................................950 478763 / 609 667333

The Property Shop ..........................................………950 475241

Catalana Occidente (English speaking) ....................950 618054 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar) ...................................950 478307 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Easy Insurance (Lucainena de las Torres) .................950 066276 García & Trinidad (Albox) ……............................……950 120340 Halifax (Vera) .......................................950 392061 / 657 660234

INTERIOR DESIGN

ABC Interior Design ………...................................…..627 046467 Arco-Iris-Spain ...........................................................628 816896 Curtains with Style .........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Ines ……......................................................................618 318309 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818

INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS

Agnata .............................................................……..697 530618 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .....950 133508 / 627 670255

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Andrés (Mojácar) .....................................................679 932632 KITCHENS Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) .............................606 198958 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 As You Would Say (Mojacar) ......................................678 098451 Artizan (Vera) .................................…950 390635 / 661 985310 Bureaucracy Busters ................................................650 284862 C.A.T. Services ...................................607 827606 / 627 635514 Christina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………............................................627 376953 Danika Edwards ........................................................647 258828 Joanne Tissington ……………....................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Leticia ………..........................................................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) ......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Maureen ...............................................950 523853 / 678 403899 Melissa .....................................................................677 146592 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 625 540769 Paul Jessop (Aguilas) .............................................626 421623 Real Almería Translations ………....….950 398820 / 662 390453 S.O.S Translations …................................................651 500670 Simply Solved ………............................................….617 882689 Sol y Mar Services (Albox) ….....…….950 064584 / 654 590258 Solutions Almería ...............................950 478917 / 667 846132 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Tina Clarke ……….......................................... ..........670 385923 Tom Jones .................................................................608 721334 Written Translations (Yamile) .................. .................626 207575 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 JET WASHING Aguaclean …………….........................950 064608 / 697 559395 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036 Mobile Jet Washing ………..................950 069121 / 605 376873

JEWELLERS

Franksjewellery (Los Gallardos) ........677 399345 / 950 617570 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ...........................................950 460636 La Luna (Garrucha) ....................................................950 132543

KENNELS

Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 Five Bone Hotel ........................................................630 Home from Home ……..............................................677 K9 .......................................................950 168015 / 600 My Place or Yours ....................................................607 Paws*A*While (Fines) …….....................................…696 The Kennels (Huercal Overa) ................................950

KEY CUTTING

722197 087966 564640 234556 382713 251464 Singular Kitchen (Aguilas) ….........….....................…968 414845 554984 LAUNDERETTES 562662 168508 Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................639 161725 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255

24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 828560

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 La Mar de Blanco .....................................(Garrucha) 950 Lavanderia Los Arcos ...............................................950

390255 414327 132657 460094 478359

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors

AG2 Asesores (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133617 Bureaucracy Busters ..................................................650 284862 English Wills Spain …......................…..950 439192 / 607 646027 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ..................................950 478420 Gecko Business Services …..........................………617 611140

LINEN

Gill’s English Bedlinen (Mojácar) ............................950 472835 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) ………............…….627 251856

LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR

Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 121909 Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 132253 Evora (Aguilas) ……..................................................968 447954 Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 676833 Lingerie Provocateur ………......................................638 343729 Lunas (Turre) ……….........................................661642341 Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ....................................650 826829 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950 135742 Help with Papers (Mojacar) .......................................634 369399 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .....................950 618129 Heritance Wills .........................................................660 887723 LOCKSMITHS Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 828560 Arboleas Locksmith ...................................................697 243181 LEISURE ACTIVITIES Amigos 10 Pin Bowling (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........950 120269 Locksmith (Lee)..........................................................666 949213 Clay Busters (La Concepción) ..…….617 072764 / 686 Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) ..................………..619 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902

257481 460207 559261 358549 985358 361294

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Lock Stock & Barrel (Albox).....................................608 673086

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Metalform ..................................................................617 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Real Steel ................................................................666 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 Terry Willis ………………...........................................600

706606 707406 133247 006032 655874

MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS

.Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 El Real Caravans & Motorhomes …....950 459007 / 647 587855 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Las Tinajas Country Club ......….........950 523629 / 665 820267 LOGS FOR SALE Teletek Leisure (El Real) ….................950 459007 / 647 587855 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) …...............….630 356095 / 616 044719 MOBILE PHONES Levante Logs ............................................................670 243724 Log-On-Tommy ……............................................……619 070839 See Telecommunications Logs for Sale ..............................................................687 314775 MOBILITY SERVICES Potty Finca Services .........................950 163930 / 616 855294 Easy Care Mobility Services …………........................650 626460 Mobility Matters (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615432 MARBLE FABRICATIONS Tabika (Vera) .....................................950 390110 / 950 390635

MORTGAGE SERVICES

MARKETING SERVICES

EyeOut ..........………..............................................…950 460814

METAL WORK

Angel Welding …………............................................610 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 GM Fabrications (Antas) .....................671 992722 / 666 Golden Gates .....................................950 064686 / 677 Iron Art, Antas ...............................................…..…..637 Metal Matt ...........................................627 167167 / 671 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950

601524 000700 212220 338463 378952 259033 424558 633090

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MOUNTAIN BIKING

Mountain Biking Spain …............……637 831509 / 661 178656

NAUTICAL see BOATS NURSING see also Home Carers

Almería Angels (See p.9)............................................665 017950 ATS District Nurse ……………...................................662 277845 Helping Hands ........................................................ 648 533962

OPTICIANS

Federopticos (Aguilas) …….........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ...........................................950 121122 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) …….....................…….950 478617 MultiOpticas ...........(Mojácar) 950 472285 (Garrucha) 950 460665 Grupo Platinum ........................................................666 687251 ................................................................(Carboneras) 950 130707 Mark Poole ..............................................................659 033903 Mortgage Solutions (Mojácar) ………….950 472032 / 661 389058

Positiva Property Group S.L. ….……950 617611 / 671 612451 Spanish Home Direct ............................................…607 554984

MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS

Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) .......................617 637359 / 950 Max RPM (Albox) .................................................….607 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 Quad Treks .........................................678 006460 / 697

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685550 450343 603380 133033 Natural Optics (Garrucha) ............................................950 133921 938352 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 462746 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 + Visión Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …......................….950 472783

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OSTEOPATHS

Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ) .................................950 John Morgan (Mojácar & Arboleas).......666 157942 / 647

PAINTING & DECORATING

ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 Achim Lob ................................................................678 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 Berben ......................................................................658 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691

352259 289385 132765 203652 846016 997361 024884 087966 661807 055726

Horse & Dog sitting …………..............................……607 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) ….................……….667 Pet Mates Pet transportation ...................................950 Pets R Us (Las Buganvillas) ...................................950 Rovers Return (Courier Service) ………....................617 Tomasin (Aguilas) ……............................................968

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

20seven photography ................................................633 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 Indigo Photography ...................................................637 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 The Image Suite ……...................…..........................666

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Eurodec …….........................................................…667 Futura España .........................................................950 In & Out Painters & Decorators ...…........................675 JPM ...........................................................................627 Paint Magic ...............................................................617

Feel Good (Eduardo Girone) ...................................671 Ignacio López de la Fuente (Mojácar) ......................627 Jackie Miles Kirby, Remedial Therapist ..................634 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 238273 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 615338 PIANO TUNER 535944 090422 Terry …...................................................................…666 904774 PICTURE FRAMING Frame-it-Rite (La Alfoquía) ................950 064527 / 680

PIZZERIAS

Peter Dowling ............................................................647 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 S.O.S. Painting ……………........................................651 Susana's Painting Services ….............................……649 The Fast Brush .........................................................950

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PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

554984 562872 168508 133560 588547 413972 773563 489182 014212 974793 272822 262100 045911 117174 611207 786914 291984 219871 244730 331798 516247 741564 282620 223094

Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ............................................................950 468425 El Ángel (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …............................……950 398799 Góndola (Garrucha) ................................................950 133928 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)...........….950 478098 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 472928 Mojo Picon (Mojácar Playa) ................950 472995 / 634 899515 Napoli (Mojácar Pueblo) (See p.9) ................950 472976 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) ............................... .......950 615100 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ............................................950 618903

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PEST CONTROL

Jason …….........................................950 064015 / 680 903609 Sedesa (Vera) …………............................................950 390990

PETS

Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 Arc Angel Services (Pet Minding) …….950 469655 / 634 325185 Ashlove's Pet House (Mojácar Playa) …….............…950 475502 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 087966 Estabelle (Albox) .....................................................666 689463

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …........................................968 447862 Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar) .......................................950 478517 Pizzeria Mary (Garrucha) …….......................................950 460536 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) .....................................950 472809 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz (Turre) ….........…….950 479646 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132305 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...............................950 478401 Samz (Los Gallardos) ..............................................950 398981

PLUMBING

24hr Casaserve ...........................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….646 619060 / 662 342669 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 Almería Plumbing & Building ....................................696 645872 Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……..................................610 052407 Barry & Graham …................……….667 853062 / 620 112193 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587

Ever Clear Pools …..............................................….678 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 HM Heating ................................................................652

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Carlos (Saliente) .....................................................950 121918 Cosy Casa Plumbing (Albox) ……..........................950 425049 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 GPG - Plumbing & Bathrooms ...........666 161079 / 950 459402 Knowles & Abbott …….........................950 137197 / 606 807797 Los Conteros Plumbing ........................950 467582 / 661 147522 Mojácar Plumbing ….............................................……699 909773 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041 Tijola Plumbing ........................................................662 621599 Vida Desierto Plumbing .......................610 867029 / 950 473183

POOL COVERS

Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ……….......................…….667 652888 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 TeleTek ..............................................950 459007 / 647 587855

Hidro-Sport S.L. (Pebbletec) .................................…950 581407 Indalo Pools .........................................950 472764 / 677 403397 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Outdoor Leisure ………......................950 633149 / 661 148998 Passion 4 pools (Maintenance) ........950 466396 / 663 641044

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE

1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 All in One (Pool Maintenance) ……….950 452855 / 656 388283 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 Cactus Prop.Management (Pool Cleaning) .663 053502 / 692 460393 Clearwater Pools (Maintenance) ................................950 430968 D & J Pritchard Construcciones .......617 698418 / 666 837779 DP (Maintenance) .....................................................678 490641

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Pedro Suarez S.L. .....................................................950 478786 Piscinas Chemicals ..........................................................See page 29 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Piscinas Octopus .......................................................950 121927

Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 620799 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Freelance Designers Spain ............... 950 092291 / 627 817936 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Portilla Graficas ................................ 950 591900 / 605 162709. Racing Color S.L. (Antas) …................................…..950 459156 Sign Works (Baza)........................................................646 359837

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bedar) ..........................637 915898 Pool Chemicals ..........................................................691 183106 Pool Maintenance S.L. ................................................950 472845 Pool Solar Heating ………........................................…607 646158 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Simon Barker ............................................................637 247745 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Tanby Piscinas ............………….............950 618782 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …..................….950 475241 Tropicana Pools …........................……950 069288 / 610 345725 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582 Vida Desierto (See p.2)........................950 473183 / 610 867029

POSTAL SERVICES

ABC Mailboxes (Turre) .......................950 479517 / 627 027758 Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquia) ..............950 634388 / 627 635514 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..636 063393 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) …............................950 398896 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Rohha Mailboxes (Mojácar) ..................950 473224 / 662 288146 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 654 590258

24hr Casaserve ................................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................659 077998 / 659 185189 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .....................950 473183 / 610 867029

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS

2Be Property Solutions (Huércal Overa)..950 616516 / 659136399 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almanzora Valley Rentals ………................................666 729524 Almería Property Services .....................950 060135 / 660 734323 Almería rentals ….....................……….950 617740 / 666 986445 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) …...............950 619227 / 626 578164 ASR Mojacar Rentals (Vera) .....................................950 393156 Arroyo Invest. & Prop. Serv. S.L. (Arboleas) 950 523553 / 697 423370 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) …………......................….950 478643 Cactus Property Management .............663 053502 / 692 460393 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235

Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Elite Property Services ............................................697 532323 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Homes & Beyond .....................................................618 864278 PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 A1 Cheapest Print ….....................................………622 493499 Jane Nicholson (Rentals) …...........….........................664 224815 Arc Angel Services (Leaflets & Distribution) .950 469655 / 634 325185

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com KJ Property Maintenance (Albox /Arboleas) 608 625675 / 950 449647 OPI Property Management …………….950 472016 / 678 936288 Key Holdings ..........................................950 069121 / 605 376873 Positiva Property Group S.L. ….…...…950 617611 / 671 612451 Loufa S.L.(Mojácar Pueblo) …..........................……..950 472773 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.20 & 21).....950 478915 Mojácar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .................950 478832 / 670 650872

Rapid Rentals .....................................677 695087 / 950 104266 Real Services (Mojacar) .............................................950 475779 Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...............950 432157 / 639 976192 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …........................………950 478383 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Mojácar Property Maintenance & Decorators ………..649 304441 RLT Properties .....................................950 069593 / 671 283708 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ................950 475800 / 607 146352

Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .............950 092291 / 647 901478 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …...........968 419360 / 628 147408

Sierra Property Services (Turre) ...........950 479232 / 670 856743 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Stoney's Property Services ………........671 896391 / 634 678651 Sunflower Homes (Garrucha) …................…...............950 165571 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 759053 The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 475241

Total Security Management .....................................665 017950 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .......................950 473183 / 610 867029 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052

PROPERTY PROMOTERS

Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Dursa (Isla de Fraile) .............................................950 478121 Elegant Homes Online S.L. ..................950 102332 / 687 629777 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar (See p.3 )......................................950 469496 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Key Mare (Vera)........................................................902 390090 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132955 Multicasa Aguilas ......................................................968 493009 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Promobys …………….................................................950 618889

PROPERTY VALUATIONS

Philip Chesler (Chartered Valuer) …................………687 814369

James & Son Removals, Storage & Pet Transportation .651 519307 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 Orange Box (Antas)................................................. 678 612331 Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121

RESTAURANTS See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Agua Amarga La Chumbera .............................................................950 168321 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014

Aguilas

Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 BayRadio (91.5 & 95.5) .............................................950 618756 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864 La Vía ........................................................................646 430496 Plusfm ……….................................….609 818283 / 617 528121 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946 Smooth FM (90.8, Albox and area) .............................666 849609 Albox Spectrum FM (92.6 & 104.4) .....…................................950 615142 El Gallego ...........................................950 120590 / 615 717978 Valle Radio (98.8 inland & 89.6 coast) ........................950 633167 La Parrilla ................................................................950 430024 Le Bistro ....................................................................666 649330 REFRIGERATION MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 430145 Run (Oriental) ...........................................................950 430296 REMOVALS & STORAGE Syedpur (Indian) ….....................................................950 120606 A2B Removals (Spain/UK) …...........................……..634 249787 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639 231507 Countdown Removals (UK/Spain/UK) .................…678 855994 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183 Antas English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 Asador Gloria …..............................…...950 453150 / 625 668613 Euro Removals ………........................950 069128 / 637 255978 Cortijo Carlotta ......................................950 619226 / 638 549646 Furniture Plus SL Storage ..............................................968 482 456 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081 J & B Removals (Albox) …......…………625 692273 / 616 888058 Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048

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Garrucha

El Mirador …………….............................................…678 160806 Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 Hostal Meson ……….............................950 430137 / 635 612738 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 Döner Kebab…….................................................……610 Bédar El Elpalme …………...........................................…..950 469569 Góndola ....................................................................950 La Fuente .................................................................950 469185 Hotel Tikar .................................................................950 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 La Diligencia 1880 …...............………..950 460949 / 627 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950 Cabrera Los Pastores .............................................................950 468002 Huercal Overa Cortijo Grande The Pepper Tree ………......................................…..950 Casa Los Pinos ……...........................................…..950 468236

460588 133154 303238 133928 617131 949392 133193 134333

La Alfoquía

Cucador

Allbites …........................................................………666 The White Horse ………….........……….667 273936 / 697 506772 Bar La Union .............................................................950 Desert Springs Resort Sabor .................................................950 592967 / 699 Crocodile Club Restaurant ..................................….950 548404 Las Alparatas El Torrente ………….............................................…….950 548403 La Capilla .................................................................950

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin)

La Montaña ................................................................670 589788

032776 634533 726993 479305

Lijar Mesón La Hoya ........................................................638 298507

Limaria Welcome Stranger …........................………...........….950 432719

Los Gallardos La Cumbre ...................................... 950 888126 / 629 030438 Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 810143 Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 506869

Los Patricios Willow Restaurant (Las Tinajas Club) .......................663 606954

Lucainena de Las Torres Venta el Museo ........................................................950 364200

El Marchal El Paniajo ................................................................950 477202

El Pinar Bar El Pinar …….......................................................950 469036

Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo Alibi (Italian) ..................................................………950 473250 Arriba ...............................................950 615591 / 663 267110

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Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 472951 Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 473099 Blue Lagoon ........................................................…..600 829518 Burladero ...................................................................950 615041 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 472924 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Olivo .....................................................................950 472543 El Rincón de Lola .......................................................950 473198

Fantasia ....................................................................950 475127 Gala’s .............................. ..................950 472308 / 618 539500 Imperial (Italian) (See front cover &p.25)...................950 478098 Indian Curry House .................................................661 159089 India Tandoori ...................................950 472649 / 637 465493 Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Kimrick .......................................................................950 475198 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 La Cabaña (See p.23).................................................950 615179 La Cantina .................................................................950 478841 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181 Le Troquet .................................................................950 475845 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Parata (See p.6).............................................…950 478186 Le Bistrot (Breton) .........................................……..950 478008 l'incanto (Italian) .......................................................950 472224 Malibu (Mojácar Playa)...............................................622 456560 Mandala Beach Club .................................................950 437131 Mesa (See p.7)....................................................….662 639535 Meson de Perico ...................................................950 615582 Mojo’s ..............................................950 615230 / 667 959413 Mojo Picón .........................................950 472995 / 634 896515 Neptuno ...................................................................616 005387 New Bollywood ……...............………..950 472641 / 646 665926 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ......................................950 615151 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Playa Blanca ....................................…617 414084 / 950 473001 Ramo del Limón ......................................................950 472659 Restaurant 22 (See p.13)...........................................950 473058 Restaurante Mediterráneo .........................................950 472268 Sal Marina ...............................................................950 472405

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Taberna Alcatifa .........................................................950 479188 Taj (Indian) (See p.11)................................................950 479607 TPS ..........................................................................678 304395

Urcal The Palms ………….................................................678 832036

Valle del Este Mountains of the Moon ............................................637 914632

Vera Carmona ...................................................................950 390760 Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 Cortijo Albari ..............................................................950 391706 Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691

Vera Playa El Balconcito .............................................................635 En Fu ……............................................................…950 Gnomo Feliz II .........................................................950 La Buena Mesa ……………................950 467222 / 610 La Pampa (Argentinean Grill) ……….950 397702 / 671 Lua (Italian) ...............................................................950 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950

589909 467839 132350 356387 653116 478202 467682

Villaricos Smugglers ..........................................950 889208 / 698 Subway ……………...................................................950 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 Viva .........................................................................637

Mojácar Pueblo

El Mar La Mar ............................................................950 467030 436525 La Esperanza ............................................................950 467211 478129 Don Tadeo ..................................................................670 860386 478651 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS 270594 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …....950 459060 / 649 482677

Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Elizabeth .......................……......……..606 061811 / 950 478014 Napoli (Italian) (See p.9)...............................................950 472976 Pulcinella (Italian) ....................................................950 478401 Restaurante Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) 663 700542 / 950 472488

Palomares Oasis Bar & Restaurant ……...................................……649 536567

Partaloa

ROOFING

Alan ……...........................................….950 450347 / 600 268176 Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….671 608498 P.Morgan ..............................................950 132793 / 687 814358

Pulpí

RUGS

El Saloon .....................................................................665 731798 Albox Rugs (Albox) ...........................637 756646 / 950 633149

Pueblo Laguna

Dalí ............................................................................950 132345

San Juan de Los Terreros Casa de La Vega (formerly Montesol) .......................950 466399 Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323

Santopetar El Molino ....................................................................950 930179

Turre Chili ..................................................................…….950 La Estancia (Argentinian) …......................................627 Meson del Pobre ......................................................950 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ................……...................…950 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950

468425 498536 468321 618903 P & R Direct Rugs ..................................................665 258680 479646

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Inside Out In Europe S.L. ……….......................….950 449622 SATELLITE TV ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 618893 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …….950 459060 / 649 482677 Screenmasters (See p.25)......………..680 777789 / 677 152911 The Patio People ………….......................................610 345011 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 351324

SCHOOLS See Tuition SCOOTER HIRE

Carib Scoots (Mojácar Playa) (See cover)..950 450092 / 639 734297

SCUBA DIVING

Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968 Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 Molasub (Villaricos) ..........................950 467572 / 675 SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669 VivaRiva Sports S.L. (Villaricos) .............................950

493215 049229 321404 040963 467572

SECOND HAND

De Lima S.L. (Mojácar Playa)................600 344565 / 647 006183 Designer Thrift (Albox) ...........................................950 064576 Second Hand Furniture (Mojácar Playa) …………….600 268176 Second Time Around (Albox) .......................................950 431871 The Fundraiser (Turre) ............................................664 620288

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 Cuevasat ...........................................950 523740 / 628 153340 dmatch digital services SL (See p.5) 950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa-digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 J & A Multi-Services ................................................667 292227 Skystars (Albox) ......... .......................687 042335 / 667 366797 Solo Satellite & Air Conditioning ........950 528334 / 699 909737

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 366355 Lymasur (Vera) ……..........................950 390732 / 609 442695

SEWING

Alice .......................................................................666 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 Pet Whittaker, dressmaker ................950 397263 / 671 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626

617037 056788 945502 503875 273335 997998 479278 319907

SHOPPING CENTRES

Centro Mediterráneo (Almería) ..................................950 144287 Gran Plaza (Roquetas de Mar) ..................................950 328732

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle)

Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 Grafitec Signs ………................................................687 Portilla Graficas .................................950 591900 / 605 Sign Works (Baza)....................................................646

620799 953722 162709 359837

SKIN TREATMENTS

Francesca Herman (See p.6)....….......................….687 480694

SKIP HIRE

Aridos Mojácar S.L. .................................................650 914257 Servacon .................................................................950 475853

SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy

Alternia (Mojácar) ............................950 475876 / 678 612411 d match digital services (See p.5) ...........................950 472947 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ...........................609 888549 / 950 468230

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 139568 Spanish Solar ….........................……950 069640 / 649 259305 Teletek .................................................950 459007 / 647 587855

SOLICITORS

Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 AVSA Lawyers (Puerto Rey) 950 617359....(Aguilas) 968 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950

121040 392208 286437 446576 473046

Canton & Prieto (Garrucha) …………..647 049550 / 950 460731 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 617017 José Francisco López Molina ...............950 133607 / 635 189986 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038

SPAS

Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .........................................950 472845 TeleTek (Antas)....................................950 459007 / 647 587855 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING

Outdoor Leisure ………....................…950 633149 / 661 148998 Teletek (Antas) ….............................…950 459007 / 647 587855

SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE Debbie James ..........................................................687 619239 Ray Daniel ……...................………...........................617 741564

STAINED GLASS Janet Broady ….............................…..950 130627 / 628 809027

STONEMASON

The Stonemason - Ben Blake …….......................….652 294131

SURVEYORS

Philip Chesler (Chartered surveyor) ……….................687 814369

Sapphire Surveyors ………...................950 064725 / 671 208782

TAKEAWAYS See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish & Chips & Pizzerias Allbites (La Alfoquía) ..................................................666 032776 Bombay Indian (Mojácar) ….................................…..950 472633 Chili (Turre) ........................................................…..950 468425 Cornish Pride (Albox) ….....................................………634 920434 Cornish Pride (Vera) ...........................................….619 502647 Doner Kebab (Garrucha) .........................................610 303238 gb stores (Mojácar) (formerly Mr UK) ….….............…950 475850 India Tandoori (Mojácar Playa) ………950 472649 / 637 465493 Mojo Picón (Mojácar Playa)................950 472995 / 634 896515

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

AlmeriNet-Cheap Calls .........................950 479517 / 627 027758 Euphony Mojacar .........................................................677 146592 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Indalphone .........(Mojácar) 950 475784 (Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Servcom (Turre) ........................................................902 023268 Telitec Connections S.L. ..............……902 889070 / 636 574793 WiFi Internet .............................................................950 615156

TILING & PATIO WORK

Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374

1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…659 741875 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Alan the Builder .......................................950 450347 / 600 268176 A1 Concrete Imprinting ......................618 387050 / 679 631458 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 GPG - Tiling & Plastering ...................666 161079 / 950 459402 J & F Paving …………...............................................677 011079 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 Owen Morgan .........................……............................649 212707 P. Morgan ............................................950 132793 / 687 814358 R.D.M. ...............................................687 056369 / 660 096152 Robin Marston .........................................................671 146136 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .....................................950 456452 / 679 663343 Vida Desierto (See p.2)...................…950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298

TAXIS (Legal)

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

New Bollywood (Mojácar Playa) ……..950 472641 / 646 665926 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ...............................………..950 618903 Subway (Mojácar) …......................................………950 478129 Taj (Turre) ...............................................................950 479607 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193

TATTOO ARTISTS

Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Levante Area Taxis (Mojácar, Turre, Los Gallardos, Bédar, Garrucha, Vera, Cuevas, Antas) ............................................950 226161 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 Tanks in Spain (tank trips) ..............950 527003 / 663 758113 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

TUITION

Alpha Spanish Tuition .......................950 133508 / 627 Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ...........678 ELC Education & Language Centre .........................670 English language tuition …….....................................666 Espanglish .........................................950 390037 / 950

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Seth Pittham .....................................950 449208 / 666 826886

UNIFORMS

TRANSLATING see Interpreters TRAVEL

Alanda Tours (Mojácar) ………............................…..950 Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) …………................950 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 Ferri Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 Mojácar Tours (Mojácar Playa) ..........................…..950 Thomas Cook Holidays (Roquetas) ...........................950 Turre World Tours …….........................................…..950 Viajes Solar (Mojácar) ...............................................950 Viajes Yedra Tours (Aguilas) ...................................968 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................968 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950

The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Trumpet & Jazz Keyboard ........................................677 677512 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................950 472662

615436 469061 393472 472333 475757 334196 479369 478700 412498 410197 121021 670255 490639 575249 249197 392876

Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218

UPHOLSTERY

Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ...............950 064 599 / 634 320990 Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315

VAN HIRE (& man)

A-A Cargo …………...........................950 064778 / 607 598407 Bell Removals ..........................................................687 231423 Howard (Large Van) ......……..............968 110031 / 666 907747 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 Indalo Van Man ........................................................678 490294 Justin ………..................................….627 907207 / 634 319882

VEHICLE IMPORTATION

Ana ..........................................................................620 Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Fernando .................................................................. 677 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Help with Papers (Mojacar) .......................................634 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 VEHICLE REPAIRS Jack in Albox (English & Spanish)......652 580695 / 607 598457 Albox Service Centre S.L. …................950 120620 / 662 Juan Manuel Sánchez (Spanish)(Vera playa) .950 888303 / 657 617594 Almería Engine Services .....................950 137850 / 687 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanzora) …..663 341904 Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Leticia (Spanish Conversation) ……......................…950 615566 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Maths & English …….......................................……..950 473222 Penny Baltrus (Piano) ...............................................666 282620 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Piano Bar, Turre (Spanish classes) ..........................610 005373 Piano tuition. Terry Peace (Limaria/Albox.) ...............868 931815 Robin Wright (Classical Guitar) ..........950 472962 / 627 586037 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................…….667 846132 Sarah Rigby ……………............................................637 049454 Singing Lessons (Garrucha area) .......950 460511 / 667 275614 Swimming / Aqua Aerobics (Marianne) ..................637 435864 Tennis Coach (Diego Rodriguez) ........950 393851 / 607 021280

474919 755522 549247 369399 093051 075262 755522 324624

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950 478335 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400 Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447565 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

Auto Frio .............................................950 104488 / 600 827517 Cool Air (Air Conditioning) .........................................690 756196 DB Auto Paramedics ………..................950 369116 / 678 487689

Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 Mobile Tyre Service ..................................................672 Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678 Tyre King (El Real) ...........................950 459253 / 666

VEHICLE SALES

Albox Service Centre S.L. …………...................…..950 Almería Engine Services (4x4) ..........950 137850 / 687 Auto Corner (Los Gallardos) ……........……...........…950 Automobiles Bajuma S.L. (Antas) ............................662 Coastal Cars (Antas) ........................950 459136 / 692 Kia Motors (Vera) Stuart Campbell ….................…..667 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ...............(Workshop) 950 Nissan (Albox) ………................................................950 Taller DAYDO (Antas) …............……950 459116 / 607 Talleres Azor ............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950

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VETS

Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920

Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327 CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ...950 475213 Emergencies: 659 957942 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Europa (Mojácar) ......950472262 Emergencies: 629099921 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876 Red Y Web .................................................................661 463834 Sicbero Computer, Website & Networking Serv. 950 467020 / 693 631103 WALL CERAMICS WebIndalo .................................................................648 514323 Simply Art (Albox) ..................................................... 662 443095

WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING

WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS Ananda (Turre) .......................................................639 715120 Rod Bridges ………...............................950 473035 / 687 261280 Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826 WATER TREATMENTS

WEIGHT LOSS

Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……….......................…..610 052407 Image (Helen) ..........................950 432902 / 665178326 JF Supplies Albox ……….............….950 064315 / 660 350246 Gill (Weight Watchers Albox & Huércal Overa) .....…650 600709 Piscinas Octopus (Albox) …............................………950 121927 Pam (Turre) ................................................................639 465631

WINDOW CLEANING

Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 Portilla Window Cleaning ...................950 591900 / 605 Mick ...........................................................................627 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634

WINDOWS

TeleTek ....................................................................950 459007 Water Filters …….............................................…….600 063303

Andalucian Glass C.B. ........................630 231644 / 636 Direct Trade Windows ............................................. 662 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680 Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ….....…950 473104 / 669

092632 162709 205331 349665. 838484 118785 212220 743311 143036

Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 WEB DESIGN Speedyfit (See p.4)..................................950 439228 / 600 006032 A1 Web Design ………..........................................….622 493499 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121 Divine Logix ...........................................................617 401332 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 460814 WINDSCREENS I.b.Limaria Website Construction ..........................868 931815 Image Suite ………...................................................666 291984 Guardian Express ….......................................……..902 111555 Janga Group .............................................................664 175404 Pro Sun Solutions .....................................................679 695999 Limon-group .......................................868 931841 / 659 306519 WINES Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) ................ 950 478786 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 411538 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……...........................….950 617131 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092

WOODBURNING STOVES

Cast Iron Garden Chimeneas (Antas, El Real) .......667 Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Fuente) ..............950 Era 2007 Heating Systems (Antas El Real) ..............950

914904 120077 472135 459248

ZOO & PARK

Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236

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What’s On Concerts ‘La Compañía Ana Morales’ perform ‘De Sandalia a Tacón’, a flamenco performance, on Friday, April 29th at 9pm in the Teatro Apolo. ‘Flamenco Viene del Sur’ comes to the same venue in Almería on Friday May 6th at 9pm, with Rosario La Tremendita. Tickets 10 euros. Creamfields Andalucía 2011 will take place in Jerez de la Frontera, (Cádiz), on August 13th & 14th.’The Progidy’ head the list of performers and the first 3,000 tickets are 50 euros. For more info see: www.creamfieldsandalucia.com

The spectacular show “40 El musical” comes to Roquetas with 7 performances between May 26th & 29th at 10pm, Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas. The Almería City Orchestra and Choir perform Mozart’s Mass in D minor on April 9th. The performance starts at 8.15pm in the Cathedral of Almería City. This is part of a series of “sacred music” concerts before Easter. The final concert, an Easter tribute, takes place at the Convento de Las Claras on April 15th at 8pm, with the singers María José Pérez, María Canet and Manuel Ganzaléz Parilla.

The famous Spanish brothers duo “Los Pecos”, a renowned vintage duo come to The Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas on April 9th at 10pm. “Hombres G” another vintage group, perform their latest album, “Desayuno Contintal” (Continental Breakfast) on April 30th at 10pm, at the Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas on April 30th.

Pedro Guerra, a much loved Spanish

performer from the Canaries, performs on April 24th at ‘Teatro Apolo’ at 9pm. The Uruguayan artist Jorge Dressler performs on April 30th, Teatro Apolo at 9pm.

Ana Morales and her Compañia bring their tour, ‘Flamenco del Sur’ to the Teatro Apolo on April 30th, 9pm. The company are winning many prizes for this production.

Theatre “Manos Quietas” with Iñaki Miramon, Chiquí Fernándaez and Mariola Fuentes comes to the Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas on May 7th at 9.00pm.

Pasión Vega comes to the Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas on May 14th at 10pm, her 4th visit, this time to perform her latest Album.

‘Luar: Na: Lubre:’, also known as ‘LNL’ perform in the Auditorio of El Ejido on Saturday April 16th at 8pm. This is part of the group’s ‘SOLISTICO TOUR 2011’ dedicated to the restoration of medieval music from Galicia.

‘Zenet’ performs from his album,’Todos Las Calles’ on April 22nd, Teatro Apolo, 9pm.

Flamenco

David Bisbal is opening his “Acoustical” World tour in Almería on April 14th (sold-out) 15th (sold-out) and now the 16th. The performances take place at the Auditorio Maestro Padilla, Almería City at 9pm.

Mónica Naranjo brings her tour “Madame Noir”, with piano accompaniment on June 4th, Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas.

Viva Europa 2011 perform the opera “Tosca” on June 13th at 8pm, Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas.

Shakira comes to Almería on June 1st at 10pm, at the Mediterranean Games Stadium Almería, as one of her four 2011 concerts in Spain to promote her album “Sale el Sol”. Tickets are 50 and 72 euros, or 212 euros if you want a Premium Golden VIP ticket, a front seat with drinks and a personalized program, f r o m w w w. t i c ket m a s te r. e s o r www.servicaixa.com or www.elcorteingles.es. 30-40,000 people are expected, and the doors open 8.30pm with Shakira at 10pm.

“Stepping Out” by Richard Harris is being performed by The Independent Theatre Group on April 8th-10th at Pedro Gilabert Museum, Arboleas and April 16th & 17th at The Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. All performances start at 7.30pm and tickets are 10 euros from CRA Library; ‘Girasol’, Almanzora Group of Friends & ‘One stop pools’ Albox, ‘Essentials’ in Arboleas, ‘Shandmade’ Saturday Albox Car Boot, Gill’s Mojácar Playa and both venues.

Quique González and Coque Malla (ex leader of ‘Los Ronaldos’) perform their spectacular ‘Desbandidos’ on April 8th at the Teatro Apolo at 9pm.

Tickets and info for the Auditorio Maestro Padilla from the Quiosco de Cultura in the Rambla or via www.serviticket.com, www.entradas.com or call 950 230 922.

Va n e s a M a r t i n , th e S p a n i s h songwriter, singer and guitarist performs her new CD ‘Agua’ on April 17th, Teatro Apolo at 9pm.

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What’s On University Minstrels (Tunas) The 2nd World Gathering and Competition of University travelling minstrels takes place in Mojácar on April 8th-9th. After a reception at 4pm, April 8th at Pueblo Indalo, the contestants tour the area starting at 9pm in Mojácar village locations, the Fuente, Parque Comerciál and Pueblo Indalo square. April 9th at 1.30pm all the groups go from the Mojácar Fuente to the village, followed by the competition finals from 7pm at the Artisan Centre. At 11pm the competitors finish at the ‘Mandala’ Beach Club, Mojácar Playa.

Mojácar - Moors and Christians Weekend. June 10th – 12th.

Exhibitions Cornelis Zitman, the sculptor, has an exhibition of his work entitled “Zitman en España” (Zitman in Spain) until May 28th, at the Almería Archaeological Museum, Almería City. More than 50 of his sculptures have been collected from museums world wide, and are touring Spain. It is hoped that Cornelis Zitman, who is 85, will visit Almería in May for the close of the exhibition. The entrance to this exhibition is in Calle Hermanos Pinzón, and is open Tues, 2.30-8.30pm, Wed – Sat, 9am-8.30 pm and Sun, 9am-2.30pm (Closed May 1st, National Fiesta day). Pedro Gilabert Museum, Arboleas. Ezequiel López exhibits his paintings and collages, and Rubén Garcia, the Murcian photographer, works from his “Desnuda” series and “Ruinas”until May 3rd. The museum is open Tues – Sun, 10am-2pm. An Exhibition, ‘Federico Castellón, Poética en el Dibujó’, with 200 sketches and paintings, is open until April 24th, at the Centro de Arte Museo de Almería, opposite the train station. Opening hours are Tues - Sun, 11am2pm, and 6pm-9pm Mon - Sat.

Trina Doer has an exhibition of her works at Bar La Montaña, between Béda and Lubrin opening on April 14th at 7pm, with wine and cheese tasting. Federico Castellón (1914-1971) has an exhibition of his oil paintings, lithographs and other mediums until April 24th, Centro de Arte de Almería, Almería City. Over 200 works are exhibited. Jill Bennett and Jayne Raine have a joint exhibition of their art and experimental photography at the Mojácar Art Gallery & Museum, by the Fu e n te , M o j á c a r P u e b l o . T h e inauguration is on Friday 8th April at 7pm, followed by normal opening hours, Tuesday to Friday 10.30am1.30pm & 5-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-2pm, until 2nd May. For further information contact Jill on 950 478 383. (Note: theses exhibitions have been transferred from the “Castillo” when the new venue was opened.)

A Railway exhibition entitled, “El ferrocarril en el Archivo Histórico Provincial de Almería” is on view until April 29th, at the Archivo Histórico Centre, 11 Calle Campomar, Almería city. Open 9am-2.30pm Mondays to Fridays but not fiesta days

Photographs by Nadav Kander, including “Obama’s People” & “Inner Condition” (Nudes) are on view until April 10th, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía, C/ Pintor Díaz Molina,9. Almería. Open every day 11am-2pm

and 5.30pm-9.30pm

Excursions Club Taurino Mojacar. May 6/12th 6 nights in Seville, Feria de abril and visit to the Feria del Caballos (horse fair) in Jeréz. 4 star Spa hotel (only 2 rooms left), 295 euros p/p. July 12/15th - 4 days in the centre of Granada. Join us for a ‘Summer House Party’,159 euros p/p. August 16/18th - 3 days in Córdoba, opposite the famous ‘Mesquita’, 4 star hotel,185 euros p/p. September 6/8th - 3 days b/b in Ronda city centre hotel,175 euros p/p. All prices include coach travel and are based on 2 sharing. For details please contact Audrey or Mike on 950 475 261 or check our website www.club-taurino-mojacar.com Murcia Shopping Trip. Condomina & Thader Centres. Monday 30th May, 15 Euros p/p. Call Bisola on 625 673 899 or 950 478 62

A painting by Jose Luis Gallego Jose Luis Gallego exhibits his paintings “Los Huertos de Antas”, until the end of June, Tues – Fri, 11am - 1pm & 6pm8pm. Entrance lobby, Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas. A photographic exhibition entitled “Ausencias” from nine Almerían photographers is open in the Torre del Homenaje, Almería castle, until May 31st.

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Excursions by Carlos 12th April, visit to the Alicante Teatro Principal to see the ballet company Antonio Gades perform ‘Fuenteovejuna’. Tickets and coach, with 1 nights stay in a 3 star hotel with breakfast included, 95 euros. 2nd-6th May, visit to Barcelona, five days and four nights, half board, various visits, 325 euros. For info and bookings for all these excursions, telephone Carlos on 950 525761 or 610 681068


What’s On Miscellaneous A Jam Session is being organized for April 22nd (Easter Sunday) at Bar La Montaña, between Bédar and Lubrin. Normal Menu available. Arriba Bar & Restaurant on Mojácar Playa are holding a Curry and Pie night on Thurs, April 14th, in aid of PAWS (PATAS). Tony Matthews is officiating, and the entrance fee for a team is 5 euros, with the quiz starting at 9pm. Tel 950 615591 or 634 347256 for info or bookings. A ‘Laser Disco Charity Night’ with dj Steve King, 9pm, April 16th, Los Amigos Bowling Centre, Arboleas.. Tickets 5 euros, from Sophia’s Fitness Centre or Los Amigos Bowling. The 2011 Sponsored Walk For Life, raising funds for Cancer support starts at 5pm from Arboleas Town Hall on April 20th, followed by music and dancing on the square. Sponsor forms from Sophia’s Fitness Centre, Arboleas.

F.A.C.E. Family Funday, Sunday May 8th, Multi-use room, Arboleas Town Hall, 12 noon-4pm. Collections being made for raffle prizes, Tombola Prizes, Bottles, Bric-a Brac, Plants, Cakes, Jams and Preserves - to be dropped off at ‘Rumores’ & ‘Cashjoya Jewellers’ Albox, ‘Essentials’ Arboleas, ‘Mo’s Bar’ La Alfoquía and ‘John Crystal Man’ Albox Car Boot Sale. Garden Party for ‘Paws/Patas’, Easter Sunday, 24th April, at Cortijo Tio Salvador (above Camping El Quinto), Mojacar from 3.pm to include two open gardens; fashion, jewellery, books, raffle, preserves, cream teas. Admission 2 euros (includes wine & tapa) Forum Golf Society Events: April 15th Stableford at Valle del Este, April 29th Team coloured Ball at Marina Golf. Contact Phil Elam on philjelam@yahoo.co.uk / 666 847840, or see www.forumgolfsociety. webs.com

The ROSE SINGERS “SING WITH THE SPIRIT” CELEBRATING EASTER And A “REGULAR ROYAL” EVENT Songs by Gershwin, Kern, Rogers & Hammerstein, Gilbert & Sullivan, Rutter, Thiman and many more. Sacred, Secular, Jazz, Opera something for all. Sat. 30th April at THE KIMRICK Sun. 1st May at CAMPING LOS GALLARDOS (with disabled access) Both Evenings 7.30pm Tickets 10 euros Available from: Gills, Mojacar Playa, Forget-me-not, Las Buganvillas, Total Entertainment, Turre, both venues and choir members Rythmic Gymnastics Provincial Championship. Mojácar Sports Centre, May 8th, 9am – 3pm Petanque Provincial Championship. Mojácar Playa, May 3rd, 10.30am.

Puppy Rescue Albox. Grand Easter Fair and Dog Show, Easter Sunday April 23rd from 1pm, with stalls, tombola, bar and snacks at Piedra Amarilla Community Centre ( near Sunburnt Arms), in aid of Puppy Rescue “dogs to Holland” appeal. For info or pitch booking (5 euros) call 617 856 680 or e-mail info@puppyrescueinspain.org “Fun Day” at Bar Essential, Mojacar Playa, 2pm, April 23rd, in aid of MACS (Mojacar Area Cancer Support). Evening quiz is 1 euro per person to enter, with range of donated prizes including meals in Mojácar area. Walk & Talk Fun Walk, Sunday April 10th at 10.30pm, from the ‘Grapevine Bar’. La Hoya, Cantoria, Tickets 2 euros per person, dogs 1 euro, to support MACS (Mojácar Area Cancer Support Group). For further info contact Susan Taylor: 950 091 185

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What’s On Fashion Show by ‘Glad Rags’, Sun, April 10th at the Vera Hotel in aid of MACS. Tickets 5 euros, start time 4pm for 4.30pm. New spring/summer collections, make over demonstration by ‘Cutting Edge’. Hand- made jewellery, art and gift ideas from ‘Living Design’, scarves and wraps from ‘Anne’s Accessories’ plus sun glasses from ‘Salas Optica’, and chat to Paula from ‘Sophia’s’. Credit card facilities. After the show at 7pm, four course meal including wine price 22 euros, advance booking essential. Special room rate (mention show when booking), double 44 euros. Tel 950 393 008. Tickets available from: Albox - Glad Rags, Living Design and Cutting Edge, Arboleas –Sophia Wellness Centre, Huercal Overa - Salas Optica, Turre- Total Entertainment and Mojacar- Anne’s Accessories. Info from ‘Glad Rags’ 620 534 423.

Hitting the high notes!! Mojacar based ladies choir seek top soprano. If you can ‘hit the high notes’ and would like to know more about us please contact Lyn 667 275 614. We rehearse Friday mornings in Mojácar. APSA shop, Calle Ancha in Albox needs more stock! Spring stock coming in, but do you have clothes or bric-a-brac you could donate? The money raised all goes to help abandoned animals in the area and to support the neutering programme. We rely on the generous donations brought to the shop which is run by volunteers. Please do help by bringing even just a small donation of clothing to the shop which is up the road from bank Santander across the bridge in Albox. Ring 663 762 642 if you need directions or other help.

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Cabrera Annual Open Gardens, Sunday 8th May 2.30pm - 6.30pm. Tickets 5 euros, children free. View some lovely gardens, all of them totally different, set in the mountains with the most stunning of views. Refreshments of teas etc. with homemade cakes at 3 euros pp. All ticket proceeds for Macs Cancer Support. Tickets for sale at Total Entertainment, Avenida Almeria, Turre, and up in Cabrera at the arch, on the day. Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres. Spring and Summer Events: April 11th-16th, and May 16th -20th Bushcraft Course with Neil Hill. June 9th & 10th “Summer” part of 4 seasons vegetarian cooking. June 10th12th, Stages of Setai with Jean Benayoun. June 14th Opening of VeraneArte at 6pm and Concert under the Stars 10pm. See www.elsaltador.com or email claudiascholler@yahoo.com


What’s On Regular Bar Events See also Activities, Clubs, Associations Mondays: Bingo, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8.30pm Quiz Night, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos Bingo, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Quiz with Mojácar Maidens, Alvaron Bar, Mojácar Playa, 8pm Quiz, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 8pm Bingo, afternoons, Blue Lagoon, Mojácar Playa Albox Poker League, Sopranos, 7.30pm for 8pm Tuesdays: Bridge. Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 2.30pm Quiz, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8pm Fun Quiz, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Bingo, 3pm, Moe's Bar (Mojácar Playa) Bingo, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos, 3pm Bingo, Frankie’s, Vera Playa, 5pm Wednesdays: Darts, Dominoes & Pool, Miraflores, Los Gallardos, 8pm Karaoke, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Bingo. Los Amigos, Mojácar Playa, 9.30pm Poker Nite, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Fun Poker, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 7pm Bingo, 8.30pm, Bar Genesis, Villaricos Quiz and Bingo, Sopranos, La Hortichuela, 8.30pm Quiz Night, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar Playa. 9pm Fun Darts, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos, 8.30pm

Bingo, Quiz & Karaoke, Millionaire’s Bar, Vera Playa, 8.30 Fun Quiz/Music Quiz, Sunburnt Arms, Piedra Amarilla, 8pm Bingo, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 4pm Albox Poker League, Le Bistro, Albox, 7.30pm for 8pm Quiz night from 8pm, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos Fridays: Quiz, Bar Terrazza, Pulpi to Purias Road Km 6, Purias,8.30pm Karaoke, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos, 8.30pm Bingo, Miraflores Rest. Los Gallardos, 8pm Quiz, Bar El Pinar Karaoke, Irish Rover, Mojácar Playa Star Karaoke, Steve Fisher, 9 pm, La Marmita, Arboleas Darts Knockout, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 7pm Albox Poker League, Rumores, Albox, 7.30pm for 8pm Saturdays: Karaoke & Fun Night, Piano Bar, Turre Disco Party Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Fun Bingo & Games, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar, 4pm Quiz, 9pm, Los Amigos. Bookings advisable Fun Poker, MBar, Mojácar Playa, 5pm Live Entertainment, Alvaron Bar, Mojácar Playa Sundays: Bingo, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 8pm Quiz Night, 8 pm: Bar Oasis, Palomares Karaoke, Bar Stop, Turre, 8pm

Thursdays: Quiz & Open the Box with prizes, 9pm, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa Singles Disco Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este

Send details of your regular bar events to editor@almeriafocus.com or call 670 84 92 65

Market Days Monday: Huércal-Overa, Antas, Berja Tuesday: Albox, Los Gallardos, Cuevas del Almanzora Wednesday: Mojácar, Bédar, Lubrin, Vélez Blanco Thursday: Cuevas del Almanzora, Olula del Río, Carboneras, Sorbas Friday: Garrucha, Turre, Zurgena Saturday: Aguilas, Vera, Arboleas, Vélez Rubio Sunday: Villaricos, Purias Please note that all street markets finish by 2 pm.

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Wednesday: La Cumbre Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 9am-1pm Mercamundo, El Real Industrial Estate, 10am - 3pm Saturday: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road. Rastro, Mojácar Playa, opp. Red Cross, 9am - 2pm 2nd Saturday of the month: Los Gallardos Campsite 1st Sun. lunchtime of the month: Bar La Montaña Farmers' Market Sunday: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am (not August) Mercamundo, El Real Industrial Estate, 10am - 3pm

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Almanzora Group of Friends Information Centre and Library, Tues, Thurs & Sat ,10am–1.30 pm . Avda. Lepanto, Albox (next to Bar Rumores). Extensive English Library, DVD’s and Talking Books. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month, 8pm, Bar Rumores. Trips and other social events. Tel: 634 343 147 www.almanzoragof.org Almería Link Friendship Group Wednesday, 8.30pm at Vera Hotel. All welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 or Heather 667 243561 Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel: 610 003 784 Elderberries Lunch Club For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or Marianne: 950 472 349 Club Taurino de Mojácar Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 www.club-taurino-mojacar.com

Weight Watchers Tues 10.15 at Club De Tenis Huercal Overa and Wed 10.30 at La Parrilla, Albox. Contact Gill 650 600 709 Community Library Artisan Centre Mojácar. Free Masons Contact: 950 36 90 33 Ante Natal Classes Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201 The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch meets at The Artisan Centre (bottom of the Pueblo) every 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month at 11.00 am. All are welcome including nonservices personnel. Contact Rita Sneddon for details on 950 47 30 25. Royal British Legion - Albox Every third Thurs. of the month at La Parrilla, Albox, at 11 am. Contact Peter Phillips on 963 483 392. ALL welcome. See www.rblalbox.com for activities.

Tuesday Ladies Club Piano Bar, Turre. Tues, 12-2pm. Get more out of your life in Spain. All welcome. Sharon 610005373

The Royal British Legion - Baza 4th Tuesday of the month at 1100 at Hotel Abadi, Baza. Contact Ken Matthews: 679 605320 or Lin Oldham: 637 953418. All welcome.

Funky Monkeys Bilingual Play Group Mojácar Playa. Contact Annie: 697 264179

.Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. www.mojacarwalking group.com or tel: 950 467 679

Dames in Huércal Overa 3rd Wed.of the month, 10.30am, Tennis Club. Tel. Pam 677 273736

Cantoria Residents Association Library and meeting room above the Third age (pensioners bar) near the Ole supermarket. Library open: Tues 11.30-2.30, librarians and Secretary in attendance. Thurs. 11.30-12.30, librarians, Secretary, President, and interpreter in attendance. www.residentsinspain.com Tel: 662413075

Dames in Spain 3rd Mon of the month, 11am The Kimrick, Mojácar. Contact Chairman on 950 472 225 or Secretary on 950 475 863. Dames in Turre 11.00am, last Monday in the month, Multiple Use Centre in Turre . Talks, short breaks to learn more about Spain, support for local charities Guests welcome. Tel.: Secretary Pam Smith 950475418 or President Lesley Barlow 950478633 for more information.

Whist Club Camping Los Gallardos. Tuesdays, Bell rings 8pm. Call Jim on 662 510 543. Mojácar Bridge Club Valle del Este Hotel, Mojácar Playa, Wed 7pm. Contact Les: 950 437 100

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Chess at El Pinar Bar Friendly, relaxed games of chess. Email David on david@helenanddavid.co.uk or tel. 950069713 The Write Thing Los Gallardos, Tuesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel Kate: 950 469540 AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No. Association campaigning for the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley built without proper authority. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Meditation Group First Fri. of the month: An evening of Meditation and a talk. Third Fri of the month, Spiritual Cinema. L.O.T.U.S. Yoga Centre Mojacar, all welcome. Entrance donation. Tel: Sharon 950 469 122 The Divine Life Society Non-sectarian, meditation & spiritual group. 2nd & 3rd Fri. of month, The Yoga Centre, Vera, nr bullring. Tel. Sharon: 950 469 122 Psychic Development Circle Mondays, 6.30 - 8pm. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 The Harmony Singers Based in the Zurgena area. We sing all types of music from musicals to choral music. All welcome to join. Tel: Mary 950 069 610 or Eva 664 095 564 FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). Registered charity. Tel: 667255094 www.face-charity.com Spanish Conversation Basic to intermediate, Wed & Sat, 10am. Intermediate to advanced, Mon & Fri, 10am. 5 euros, pay & go. Espanglish, opposite Bullring, Vera

The Almeria Focus Magazine is happy to publish, free of charge, details of any association, group or activity. Please contact us: editor@almeriafocus.com Tel: 670 849 265 Fax: 950 472 441


Activities - Clubs - Associations Religious Groups & Churches Anglican Chaplaincy. Church of England. Priest: Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432. Mojacar: Eucharist, Sundays, 11am in the church of St. Pascual, Agua de Enmedio, 4kms past Hotel Indalo. Albox: Eucharist last Thurs in month, 11am, Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday in month, 6pm. Church Wardens, Alan Smith 950 478 066, John Salmons 950 472 112, www.mojacarchurch.org Living Water Church (Mojacar) Lively Non-denominational Services, 11.00a.m Sundays, Hotel Virgen del Mar, Mojácar Playa. Contact Pastor: David Hamilton 950 618 814 or Geoff Ward 950 615 068 Church Services Opposite garden centre, Garrucha/Vera roundabout. English service Sundays 11am Iglesia Evangelica C/Hermanos Machado (opposite El Arbol Supermarket) Cuevas del Almanzora. Spanish sermon translated into English. Sundays 7pm. Contact Carmela: 950 132 792 Roman Catholic Mojácar Village. Mass - Sundays & fiestas 12.30. Tues /Thurs /Sat 7pm, Priest: 950 475 017

The Evangelical Church, Turre Avda de Almeria on the corner of C/Alberquillica . Sunday 11am. Parents & Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. during school terms.. Midweek prayer meeting & Alpha course. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 472349. www.turrechurch.com Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Tues 7.30pm & Sun. 10.15am. C/Oliva,15 Vera (opposite Lidl). Contact: 677 857 920 Antas Church Services held in Jauro. Tel: 950 092 091. Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship Sundays, 11.00 am, Camino Cementerio 218, Esparragal, Puerto Lumbreras Tel: 868 009 940 We are available for other services such as Wedding Blessings, Funerals and Memorials Full Gospel Church International Committed to a purpose driven life. Sunday, 11.00am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas del Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 015 Aguaviva Evangelical Church Christian Centre near Albox Health Centre. Legally registered. Meetings Sun, 11am www.alboxevangelicalcentre.es Tel. pastor 950 064 402 Santa Cruz Christian Fellowship Sundays and midweek in Albox and surrounding areas. Tel: 673 207 366 or santacruzalbox@gmail.com

Arts & Crafts Sewing Circle Wed. 10.30am, Turre church hall. Tel: 950 168 007 Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 950 472 967 Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130627 jparson@teleline.es Ladies Pottery Painting Parties Albox - every 2nd Thursday, 6 - 9pm. Wine, nibbles, pottery, paints & raffle included 10 euros SimplyArt 662 443 095

Painting Classes for Adults and Children Centro de artesania multiusos, Mojácar. Mon & Tues, adults 4 - 6 pm, children 6 - 7 pm. 4.50 euros/hour. Pipo Jost Nicolas, tel 950 475326 Las Huertas Studio, Mojacar .Drawing and Painting – Tues, Pottery – Wed & Thurs, Mosaic Making – Mon. All levels and abilities. Anna 637 091 934 / 950 472 962.

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Support Groups A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojácar area. Meetings Tues. & Fri., 6pm. Contact: 617 878 207 Alzheimer Support Group Gives advice to Spanish or Englishspeaking families & sufferers. Contact Julia Martos: 676 200733 Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 or 677 688037 Holistic Support Group Cellulite, weight, natural health, selfconfidence etc. Suppor t & motivation group. Tel: 686 929 855, earthenergies@gmail.com MACS Cancer Support Group English & Spanish speaking. Contact Elaine on 607 598470 in strict confidence. elaine@avired.com www.macscancersuppor t.com Alkemi Therapist Support Group (A.T.S.G.) For all therapists and anyone interested in learning more about holistic therapies. Call 663-397-789 for more details.


Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Motorcycle Club: Harley & Big Bikes Los Gallardos. Tel. Brian: 950 469540 Classic Automobile Club More information from www.a-c-c.es, Harry 629 529 656, Hans 968 429 256, email: acclevante@hotmail.com Al-Arbuli Slot Car Club Arboleas. Thurs, 7pm & Sat, 1pm. Contact Jay Lockett 676 354 759 Model Aero Flying Club Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Hayes: 950 478 899

Dance Line Dancing Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, 8pm, all levels. Contact: 627 713238 Rumores, Albox, Wed, 7.30pm with Suzie (Looseboots) Pamela’s Line Dance Club Piano Bar, Turre, Mon, 7.15 pm, All levels. Tel. Pamela: 950 398076 Dance Classes Ballet, Tap, Modern & Fitness. Mojacar. Tel. Nicky: 667 479 903 or 950 472 662

Rock ‘n’ Roll Classes Authentic 50’s Dance Style. Rumores, Albox (Monday) 7.30pm. The Piano Bar, Turre (Friday) 7:30 p.m. Tel: 958 003 392 Trev: 689 892 745 Suzie: 662 607 371

Albox Computer Club Bar Rumores, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com - or call David on 950 064 311

Julie Bruce Dance Academy Classes held in Los Gallardos and Garrucha in Ballet. Tap. Disco. Cheerleading. Streetdance, B.A.G.A gymnastics, Rhythmic gymnastics, Musical Theatre, Ladies Tap, Zumba. Tel. Julie: 697 861071 or 950 462 215

Mojácar Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. For further information please contact Roy Stevens Email: Tel: 660887723

Mojácar Angling Club Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099

Drama Groups Indalo Players Email ferahmehmet@msn.com or call 950 069 109 Independent Theatre Group Almanzora Valley. No experience needed. Tel Larraine on 617 029645 The Luvvies Bar Rumores, Albox. Wed, 2.30pm for 3pm. All welcome for acting or behind the scenes. www.theluvvies.com info@theluvvies.com Tel: 697 384 513

Ballroom & Latin American Bar Rumores, Albox. Beginners Mon 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Tues 8.00pm 10.30pm. Improvers,Tues, 3.15 5.15pm. Monthly dances at Bar Rumores 8.00pm - 11.00pm. Call Steve on 637 546 559 Dance Classes Indigo Gimnasio, Mojácar Playa. Contact 950 475 403.

Cuevas Model Boat Club Cuevas del Almanzora Lake. Sundays from 11.00 till 2.00 Phone Alan 666 849 609 for info or just pop along for a chat.

Betty's Garden Club 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at Camping Los Gallardos. Tel: 950 398 021

Ballroom dancing Miraflores Camping Los Gallardos. Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 3.30-6.30pm. Contact Terry 950 069332.

Salsa Classes Jack in Albox. Tel: 652 580 695 Ceroc Dancing The Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Tues 8.15pm-10.30pm. Contact Tracey: 687 251799 Belly Dancing Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal-Overa & Carboneras. Contact Fatima: 610 472 596 Classes in Victoria's Studio. Mojácar Playa. Fridays 4:15pm or 8:30pm. Contact Marcela on 676 951 352 or c h ave z m a r c e l a @ h ot m a i l . c o m Tea Dances Afternoon tea dance for all sequence dance lovers at Rumores Cafe/Bar, Albox, Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499.

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Anita Watson Academia de Danza Ballet & Tap for children, adults & teachers in Vera & Los Gallardos. Contact Anita on 950 453 681


Activities - Clubs - Associations Sports Almería Lawn Bowling Club Contact Shirley: 679 970 399 Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Contact Doreen Sands: 950 064791 or 690 00 66 81 Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Toni: 950 468 165 Badgers Golf Society Wednesdays. Contact Keith (Badger's bar): 950 478 525 Boxers Golf Society Albox Contact Malcolm Nicholls: 600 080860 malcolmpatra@yahoo.co.uk Cortijo Grande Golf Club Contact: 950 475 509 Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses twice a month. Tel. Phil Elam: 666 847 840 or philjelam@yahoo.co.uk www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Reflections Golf Society Tel Chris on 665 919 916

Pot Black Billiards and Snooker Club. Antas. Tel: 950 459135

Stretch & Tone Gentle exercise, Tues/Thurs, 10.30, Turre, call Pam 639 465 631

Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 608 250 607 - 950 59 28 77 www.tenisypadelindalo.com

Slimming World Wed, 10.30, Turre, call Pam 639 465 631

Tennis & Padel Tennis Sierra Club, Desert Springs. Tel: 687599115

Girasol, Albox Keep Fit. Structural Fitness. Karate, Children’s Gymnastics, Music & Movement for Toddlers, Callenetics, Belly Dancing. Tel 639 089 170

Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 950 393 851 and 607 021 280 Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691 www.padelencasa.com Mojacar Cricket Club Welcomes new players/members. Contact: Sam 663 132 487 or Dave 950 617 606 Marina Playa Kids Football Club Sundays, 10.15am, 9-12 yr olds. Contact Dave: 670 035 632

Yoga

L.O.T.U.S Integral Yoga Centre, Mojácar. Ist Sat. of month, Yoga day workshops. Daily classes. Tel. Vhyana: 617 719 913 Sophia Centre Arboleas. 950 449 451

Indigo Gym, Mojácar Various activites. Tel: 950 475 403

Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369

Marina Golf Members Club Visitors welcome any Thursday to join the Team Competition. Please ring by Wednesday to add your name. Albox Sub-Aqua Club Contact 950 162727 or 600 353 670. Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road). Valle del Este Golf Society. We play Tuesday and Friday (9:30). Santa Irene, Sailing Club All welcome. Contact Alan Townsend Garrucha slipway every Sunday, 11am. Contact John: 950 475 157 or Tel. 690 090982 e-mail john@sailrway.com or see Almería Golf League w w w . s a i l r w a y - m o j a c a r. c o m Contact Les on 950 619 273

Lotus Yoga Centre Mojácar Mon, 10am & 2.30pm. Yoga Centre Vera, Wed, 10am. Harmony Gym Mojácar, Wed, 2.30pm. All levels. Contact Sharon - 950 469 122 or omsharon50@gmail.com

Fitness & Martial Arts

Cortijo El Saltador Lucainena de las Torres. Mon, 5:30pm. Tel:Brahmani on 600 34 91 51 Yoga for Kids and Family Yoga. Contact Marcela 676 951 352 or chavezmarcela@hotmail.com Gentle yoga class for seniors and the not so able. Every Thursday, 10.00 am at the Kimrick, Mojacar Playa. Edna Freeman, 950 469 399

Girasol, Albox Call 639 089 170

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Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Step, ABS Arms & Bums, Self Defence, Circuit, Boxercise, Street Dance, Salsacise, Pilates, Stretch & Tone, Meditation. Tel. 950 449 451 Pilates, Tone+Stretch, Beginners Keep Fit with Alison. Tel 637 465 487 Body Control Pilates. Classes or private lessons. Tel Sharon 638 487 314 Aquaerobics Vera Beach Club indoor pool. Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am, call 637 465 487 Martial Arts Academy Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Antas. Call John Watson on 950 453 681 Tae Kwon-Do Club Mojácar - Indigo Gym, Mon /Wed/Sat. Contact: 670 381 839 or 950 475 403 Body Sculpt Low impact fitness classes in Albox. Mon, 10am, Le Bistro. Tues, 9.45, Bar Rumores, Thurs, 10am, Bar Rumores, Tel: Julie 662 401 946 Tai Chi Piano Bar, Turre, Wed, 9.30 - 10.45am


Your Stars

(Mar. 21- April 20)

You can convince others to follow suit. You must not lead someone on or show interest in them for the wrong reasons. You may find that your boss is not delighted with your work lately. Don't hesitate to voice your opinions at a group meeting; however, keep your thoughts to yourself at home. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

Find out what they're up to, and see if you can pick up where you left off. If they're too demanding, reconsider this union. Try to avoid serious discussions with loved ones. Your best efforts will come through making changes in your home. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Apr. 21- May 21)

Your partner may be erratic this month if you haven't paid enough attention to him or her. You can enhance your reputation if you treat family and friends with respect and dignity. Deception will play an important factor in relationships. You must watch your tendency to spend whatever you make. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. Get help to finish a project if you need it. Entertainment should include your whole family. Do not ruffle feathers if possible. Listen and formulate your course of action. You will be indecisive. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Channel your energy into projects that will enhance your home. You will find travel and lectures most stimulating. Strengthen your position among your peers. You can help a close friend find solutions to personal problems. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

(May 22 - June 21)

Compromise if you wish to have any fun at all. Make any necessary changes to your insurance policy. Although up setting, changes in your domestic situation will be favorable. Don't be too eager to spend what's left over; more unexpected expenses are evident. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

Take on positions that offer on the job training or pay for courses related to the business. You can put in some overtime and make extra cash. Channel your energy into decorating or household chores. There'll be difficulties if you spend too much. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (June 22 - July 22)

Relatives may be less than easy to deal with. Your involvement in organizational events could open doors to new and exciting opportunities. Don't let relatives stand in the way of your personal plans. Your courage and willpower will enable you to get rid of destructive habits as well. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) You need to do more research before you make your final decision. Put your efforts into being creative. Secret enemies may be holding a grudge that you're not even aware of. Don't make excuses. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

Your mate will be pushing you to do things that you really don't want to do. Exaggeration or deception coupled with overindulgence might be a problem. Travel could be in order. You will upset your partner if you have spent money on things that aren't necessary. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

Plan to do things with your faithful pet or with youngsters who have interesting hobbies. New romantic ties can be made; however, you must make sure that your motives are not selfish before you make your move. Don't let children hold you back from doing things you enjoy. It might be time for you to take a quantum leap from one career to another. Your luckiest events this month will (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) occur on a Saturday.

You may have to take a short trip to visit someone who hasn't been well. Be aware that a female you work with may be trying to hold you back. If you have to deal with large institutions, be careful not to make waves. You will have a little more energy than usual. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month Old People

The Blonde Joke

After his exam, the doctor said to the elderly man: 'You appear to be in Good health... Do you have any medical concerns you would like to ask me about?' 'In fact, I do,' said the old man... 'After I have sex, I am usually cold and chilly, and then, after I have sex the second time, I am usually hot and sweaty.' After examining his elderly wife, the doctor said to her: 'Your husband had an unusual concern. He claims that he is usually cold and chilly after having sex with you the first time, and then hot and sweaty after the second time. Do you know why?' 'Oh, that crazy old fool!' she replied. 'That's because the first time is usually in January and the second time is in August.'

There were these three women who escaped from prison. A blonde and two brunettes. So to get away from the cops they hid in an abandoned farm house. In the farm house there were three sacks sitting around so they hid in them. When the cops came to the farm house, one of the cops saw the sacks and yells, "There's just three sacks in here!" To which his partner replies, "Then kick them just to be sure it's not them hiding". The officer goes and kicks one with a brunette in and she yells, "MEEEYYOWW!" The officer said "Oh, it’s just a stupid cat in there." So he kicks the one with the other brunette in it and she yells, "RUUFFF RUFFF!", so the officer says, "Oh, it's just a stupid dog!" Then he kicks the sack with the blonde in it and she yells, "POTATOES!"

The Genie A sales rep, an administration clerk and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out in a puff of smoke. The Genie says, "I usually only grant three wishes, so I'll give each of you just one." "Me first! Me first!" says the admin clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Poof! She's gone. In astonishment, "Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of pina coladas and the love of my life." Poof! He's gone. "OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

A Merseyside Tale A Liverpool man met a beautiful blonde lady and decided he wanted to marry her right away. She said, 'But we don't know anything about each other.' He said, 'That's all right, we'll learn about each other as we go along.' So she consented, they were married, and off they went on a honeymoon at a very nice resort. One morning they were lying by the pool, when he got up off of his towel, climbed up to the 10 m board and did a two and a half tuck, followed by three rotations in the pike position, at which point he straightened out and cut the water like a knife. After a few more demonstrations, hecame back and lay down on the towel. She said, 'That was incredible!' He said, 'I used to be an Olympic diving champion. You see, I told you we'd learn more about each other as we went along.' So she got up, jumped in the pool and started doing lengths. After seventy-five lengths she climbed out of the pool, lay down on her towel and was hardly out of breath. He said, 'That was incredible! Were you an Olympic endurance swimmer?' 'No,' she said, 'I was a prostitute in Liverpool but I worked both sides of the Mersey.

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...and next... Ever Been Had? Two buddies were out for a Saturday stroll. One had a Doberman and the other had a Chihuahua. As they sauntered down the street, the guy with the Doberman said to his friend, "Let's go over to that bar and get something to drink." The guy with the Chihuahua said, "We can't go in there. We've got dogs with us."

Murphy's Laws of Computing When computing, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen. When you get to the point where you really understand your computer, it's probably obsolete. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you least expect to find it. When the going gets tough, upgrade. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction. He who laughs last probably made a back-up. A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine. The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions. A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want to do.

Another Light Bulb Story Q. How many Microsoft support staff does it take to change a light bulb? A. Four. One to ask "What is the registration number of the light bulb?" One to ask, "Have you tried rebooting it?", another to ask "Have you tried reinstalling it?" and the last one to say, "It must be your hardware because the light bulb in our office works fine..."

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The one with the Doberman said, "Just follow my lead." They walked over to the bar and the guy with the Doberman put on a pair of dark glasses and started to walk into the bar. The bouncer at the door said, "Sorry, Mac, no pets allowed." The man with the Doberman said, "You don't understand. This is my Seeing-Eye dog." The bouncer said, "A Doberman pinscher?" The man said, "Yes, they're using them now. They're very good." The bouncer said, "OK then, come on in." The buddy with the Chihuahua figured he'd try it too so he put on a pair of dark glasses and started to walk into the bar. He knew his story would be a bit more unbelievable. Once again the bouncer said, "Sorry, pal, no pets allowed." The man with the Chihuahua said, "You don't understand. This is my Seeing-Eye dog." The bouncer said, "A Chihuahua?" The man with the Chihuahua said, "A Chihuahua?!? A Chihuahua?!? They gave me a damn Chihuahua???" The Boss’s Jokes The boss returned from lunch in a good mood and called the staff in to listen to some jokes. All but one girl laughed uproariously. "What's the matter?" grumbled the boss. "Haven't you got a sense of humour?" "I don't have to laugh," she said, "I'm leaving today."


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The Almeria Focus - April 2011