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Contents Winter 2014 ...............................................................................…...8 Focus on Local News …................…………................................…….10 So Now You Know ..................................................................................26 Cruise Ships ................................................................................28 A New Museum ..............................................................................30 Unfinished Projects .......................................................................32 Useful Numbers .................................................................................34 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................36 What’s On ..................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations ........................................87 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94

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anuary in Spain is a transition time from the celebrations of Three Kings to the normal activities. Nobody knows what this year will bring in the continuing saga of “illegal houses” and their “regularization” in this area. Arboleas council have announced that if seven houses are ultimately given a demolition from the court in Huércal-Overa they will compensate the owners who all bought “in good faith”. Perhaps this will set a precedent for other town halls, where the number of “problem” properties is not too high. Monetary compensation would help to sweeten the bitter pill, as we suggested in our Cantoria article recently. Huércal-Overa is embarking on an “original version” of films at their municipal cinema with three films in English. This is in recognition of the number of UK inhabitants and for those Spaniards who are learning English. We have information on the remaining two of these films in our “What's On” section. With their recent shared traditions event, joining the Spanish and English inhabitants together, no-one can say they are ignoring this sector. Unfortunately many other town halls seem less interested. At Huércal-Overa they celebrate a unique event in the town on February 8th. This is called “Noche de las lumbres” (Night of the fires). This year it is the 273rd anniversary of their parish church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción being finished. Religious statues and artifacts were carried from the existing church through the streets. As this was not

completed before night fell they lit torches and bonfires to help illuminate the streets. To commemorate this event bonfires are lit every February 8th. Friday, February 14th is of course St Valentine's day. Spanish restaurants, large bars and hotels now feature special events and enter into the swing of it the same as other nationalities. Not many years ago the Spanish population ignored this date totally as it was not one of their traditional celebrations. February 28th is the anniversary of the constitution that made Andalucía an autonomous region in its own right. This year it falls on a Friday and banks, municipal offices, and many other professional offices will be shut. Easter Sunday this year is April 20th, so working backwards, Shrove Tuesday or “Mardi Gras” is on March 4th. “Mardi Gras” was designed to be the last fling before the Christian period of Lent starting the next day and is carnival time. The Águilas carnival is recognized as a very famous and lavish event culminating in three large processions. These take place between Sunday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 8th. Cuevas del Almanzora have their own carnival events with participants and spectators wearing colouful masks. This year Easter is late, so the carnival events will hopefully be warmer for both the scantily clad female participants and spectators in Águilas than when Easter is much earlier. Spanish cities like Cádiz hold enormous carnival events that are widely televised. Easter Sunday comes forward to April 5th next year, so all the prior events will be earlier as well. Apart from the carnivals, the religious bodies that organize the Easter processions in Holy Week are starting to get ready. Almería city has many processions and they carefully watch the weather. Last year they closely monitored the weather forecasts from Almería airport who update their predictions for aircraft every hour. High winds or heavy rain can result in havoc and cancellations. A few years ago, an Almería press photograph showing a group of young women in tears when their procession was called off, made the front page of the Spanish national newspaper El País.

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Focus on Local News The A-7 Motorway For a very long time, the A-7 motorway from Almería to Málaga province known as La Autovia del Mediterráneo has had major chunks missing. A senior government politician and the government delegate to the Junta de Andalucía have both promised recently that major funding will be allocated in 2014 and 2015. Ana Pastor from the Ministry of Transport has promised that by April 2015 all the missing sections will have been completed. She also stated that early this year two more sections will be open. With long delays and over budget costs this motorway has only progressed very slowly. Gabriel Amat, president of the Almería “Partido Popular” party, says that the whole stretch from Almería to Málaga is going to be open from 2015 and is of vital importance for the heavy traffic and tourism. Cynics say this is just another promise and they eagerly wait for any more work that finalizes this ongoing saga.

'Primark' started laying off some of the staff who all have a short term contracts. Employees found that towards the middle of January some 40 people had been laid off and there were strong rumours that more would follow. Attempts to contact the stores by the press were unsuccessful as they have no published telephone number or email. Their Spanish website only gives the head office contacts in Ireland. It is by no means unknown for large companies to employ “surplus” staff at new premises and then slim down their work force. For those employees who thought they had secure jobs with an established company, this is not good news in the New Year at all. Inauguration of the Guitar Museum

The EU and the “AVE” The Spanish Ministry of Transport has been advised by the EU that any agreed funding for Almería or other locations in Spain will only be advanced if all the studies for the various sections have been completed and put out to tender. This is to tighten up the advance of funds where projects are unresolved. The next review of EU funding will take place between April an June. For remaining sections of the high speed train from Murcia to Almería, this means that if all the links are not fully ready for execution they may miss out on the 2014 allocation. In 2013, Spain submitted 34 high speed train projects to the EU, to a total of 865 billion euros. At present, the conventional rail link from Almería to Granada, some 200 kms, takes the same time as the 500 kms high speed link from Granada to Madrid.

Almería Guitar Museum

Long term plans for a guitar museum in Almería city became a reality when the museum was officially opened on December 20th. The museum has been named “Antonio de Torres” in honour of the very famous guitar maker who came from this area. Apart from a host of exhibits, videos can be watched that chart the emergence of the guitar in Spanish musical history, and the life and work of Antonio. The internationally famous guitarist from Almería, José Fernández Torres known as “Tomatito”, has had a major hand in the setting up of the museum. 'Primark' Layoffs Unfortunately, his concert dates stopped him from The new 'Primark' store in the Roquetas commercial being at the official opening. We feature this museum centre opened in a blaze of glory at the end of in a following article. November. The 133 persons who were directly employed were joined by another 70 who came from Good Airport Figures other stores to lend their expertise and cope with Last year, Almería airport saw a 26% rise in passengers the enormous crush of customers in the first few from outside Spain, to a total of 390,000. The total days. Having got beyond the Christmas period, number of passengers from all destinations was

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Focus on Local News 705,000. The number of flights was down on 2012, but this has to take into account larger aircraft carrying more passengers. Domestic flights from within Spain are still suffering from the economic situation and were marginally down as well. A total of 11,000 flights in all were recorded. With the discounts in airport taxes for 2014-2015 on new routes it is anticipated that figures in 2014 will show a steady increase.

“Illegal” Houses In our article following the demolition of two houses in Cantoria we suggested that a compensation fund for owners who had bought in good faith was a vital necessity. Arboleas council have agreed that if seven houses in the Los Carrascos area are ultimately demolished they will pay compensation to the owners. There has not been as yet a demolition order made against these properties by a court in Huércal-Overa. The mayor of Arboleas, Cristóbal García and his council, have slightly jumped the gun, and also withdrawn the building licences given in 2007. Cristóbal García has said that they will do everything they can to regularize these houses, if possible. Of course, Arboleas has a very large ex-pat UK community of owners and inhabitants. Some weeks ago in Macael the mayor presented the owners of 18 dwellings with a certificate that recognized the existence of their properties in accordance with the requirements of the Junta de Andalucía decree of January 2012. This is the first such fully completed action and result in Almería province that now gives full protection for these owners. The mayor Raúl Martinéz has proved that this is possible and is working on the next phase of regularization for other owners.

been made prior to his visit that everything was in hand. The plutonium contamination has been present since January 17th 1966 when a US bomber and tanker plane collided over Palomares and four nuclear warheads (fortunately not armed) were jettisoned by parachute. The nose cones of two of the bombs split on impact, releasing powdered plutonium. A major US clean-up was made in 1966, but not 100% of the affected soil. Spanish and US nuclear bodies are entirely in agreement as to the extent of the problem after several joint surveys.

Wine Exports

In 2013, the UK took more exported wine from Almería than Japan and the US, previously the main customers. 36% of the exports went to the UK, 20% to Japan and 15% to the US. Hong-Kong and South Korea are also taking more wine than before. In total some 305,000 litres were exported, 44% more than in 2012. Total exports brought in a very respectable Palomares Plutonium 730,000 euros. Canjáyar produces a lot of these Hillary Clinton assured the Spanish ambassador to wines labelled as the Ohanes, Napoleón and Red the US that before Barak Obama left office a removal Grape varieties. Almería produces more wine than of the contaminated soil at Palomares would all be any other province in Andalucía. sorted out. This was however in the first term of Obama being president. After a recent question in Spanish Tourist Numbers the Spanish parliament the reply was that the various One of the backbones of the economy in Spain is US departments were completing this master plan foreign tourism. In 2013, nearly every month brought “soon”. This matter was not raised by the Spanish record numbers. The final figures for 2013 were just Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy when he visited under 61 million, some 6% up on 2012, a year that Washington recently, but further assurances had also saw major improvements in numbers. This put

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Focus on Local News Spain in 3rd place after France with 83 million visitors and the US with 67 million. China that was 3rd last year became 4th in 2013. 2013 numbers were a record for Spain, more than the last highest figures of 59 million in 2007. UK tourists headed the list followed by Germany and France. Russian tourists came in relatively small numbers, but in 2013 there was a 32% increase, and this is a market that continues to grow. Turmoil in countries such as Egypt help European figures and tourists there fell by 6%.

New Bédar Venture In February, an Eco Center starts up in the Bédar area. It is intended to be a regional hub for ecoeducation, holistic and healthy living, for individuals and families, with activities to teach practical solutions. Anyone can become a member, wherever they live and whatever their background, as long as they have a real desire to share expertise, skills, or resources and to learn from other people who are committed to education and sustainable lifestyles. The center has been registered as a non-profit organization. For more information on membership and cour ses see http://ecocenterbedar .blogspot.com.es or contact Raquel on ecocenter @gmail.com or 666 249 197.

Villaricos Green Light The Junta de Andalucía and the port authorities have approved plans at Villaricos to develop areas near the port. Just under 1,400 sq metres, split between La Balsa and La Esperanza zones can be developed to include a marine chandlery, premises such as bars and a restaurant or other leisure activities. Private investment estimated to be a total of 450,000 euros needs to be obtained as new buildings will have to be constructed. Activities such as a disco or night time entertainment will not be approved. As regards the actual port, authorization for a land-based repair and maintenance facility has been given including necessary slipways. All the proposed developments must not infringe on pedestrian areas and have to comply with safety regulations.

Aaron shopping in Almería

“Salud Responde” The 24hr 365 days a year health department “Salud Responde” has been in place in Andalucía for 10 years. 8.4 billion requests for appointments and many other services available have been made in this period. Their dedicated number 902 505 060 has handled 5 billion appointment dates and times. Surveys of users have given a rating of 9.4 out of 10. The department offers a wide variety of assistance and information. Whilst the system can be accessed via the Internet at saludresponde@juntadeandalucia.es, a new free “app” can now be downloaded by entering “Salud Responde” at App Store, Google Play and Blackberry World. This will soon be extended to the Windows system. Immediately after this was announced, some 17,500 people downloaded the app, and 4% of all requests for appointments came from the new facility. For enquiries or assistance in a language other than Spanish, this can only be made at present by using the telephone number.

Aaron Paul The famous American film star Aaron Paul had a leading role in “The Book of Exodus” largely filmed in Almería province. Unlike Christian Bale, he regularly explored the surrounding area close to a top floor apartment he rented above the Plaza Vieja square in Almería city. Local bars and restaurants were visited, and general praise was given via tweets. An American newspaper has revealed that he is in the process of buying this apartment and intends to spend time in Almería with his wife Lauren when he

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Focus on Local News continued is free from filming demands. The Almería film commission had already decided to honour his performance and stay in the area with an award, as he had shown such a keen interest in the area. Christian Bale declined to have a “star” set into the pavement recording his role as Moses saying he was too busy to attend any ceremony.

Lottery Success In the December 22nd “El Gordo” lottery, 11.2 million euros was distributed in Adra. An association of women sold the tickets, part of the 3rd prize, with some of the winning tickets bought by staff at the El Ejido Poniente hospital where the president of the association is an employee. Each of the 224 tickets sold for 23 euros won 50,000 euros. The association had started off with 300 tickets but returned the unsold ones to the lottery office. If they had sold all of them the total amount won would have been 15 million euros! A sheet of 10 tickets sold individually in Almería city won a total of 200,000 euros as part of a 4th prize. In the “El Niño” lottery on January 6th, 750,000 euros was won in Tíjola as part of the 2nd prize. 75% of all available tickets for both lotteries were purchased throughout Spain. The state lottery claims back the winnings from unsold tickets that would have won a prize if sold.

Pedro Llamas – Again! The ex-mayor of Cantoria, Pedro Llamas, heavily involved in the scandal of 4 “illegal” houses, has been in trouble again. The confirmed criminal sentence regarding the four houses was that he was given a prison sentence (suspended) of 2 years, and a ban on holding public office for 23 months. Before Christmas, opposition councillors made an official complaint that Pedro Llamas frequently went to the municipal workshop and gave council workers orders relating to their daily schedule, often quite different from their official instructions. They also complained that on a variety of occasions he had used a key he still had to the mayor's office, and had discussions with staff and visitors. Pedro Llamas told the judge in Huércal-Overa that the new mayor needed his assistance at times with council affairs, and the complaints were politically motivated!

Very Expensive!

Got The Message!

In 2006, the Garrucha council ordered 200 stainless steel street waste paper bins. The cost was 900 euros per bin, so a total cost of 158,000 euros. The present council have refused to pay this bill, stating that the “normal” cost for bins of this type is 120 euros including IVA (VAT). Consequently, the supplier Metalisterías Costas S.L. went to court. An Almería judge has ruled that this bill, plus interest, has to be paid. The judge highly criticized the ordering of these bins, with very little paperwork and apparently no written contract exists (or can be found) at the town hall. He suggested that internal action within the council should be taken, but the ordering of the bins “appeared” to be a legal contract He ruled that the company had delivered all the bins that had been in use since 2007, and they were not actually defective in any way.

Traffic police mounted a large operation before Christmas against drink driving. Throughout the province they carried out 2,800 random tests and only 34 of these exceeded the permitted level of alcohol. In a similar campaign last July, the number of drivers over the limit was twice this number but still a very small percentage. In addition to the random tests in December, two drivers proved positive after perceived traffic offences and one following an accident. The average age of the drivers who tested positive was between 30 and 34 years, and young drivers in particular seem to have decided that drinking and driving are not compatible. Since 2006, when the new points system came into force with the corresponding fines, or loss of licence, 8,500 drivers in Almería province have been given some form of sanction because they were over the limit.

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Focus on Local News continued Drugs Hauls In 2010, the National Police set up two specialized units in Almería city and El Ejido to combat the organized drug crime. They operate throughout the province in conjunction with the Guardia Civil Police. In 2013 they seized 7 tonnes of drugs with a street value of 8.3 million euros. In January 2013 they seized 2.6 tonnes of cannabis resin after following a lorry to Huércal-Overa, and later in the year another 2.4 tonnes. This operation that broke up a vigorous dedicated gang also resulted in the confiscation of 12 vehicles, 14 zodiac type craft with high speed outboard motors, numerous small arms and sizable amounts of money. Altogether with other operations they seized 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, and then other drugs such as marihuana. Some of the drugs seized were destined to be transported to other regions outside Almería province.

A local parish priest who is an art fanatic purchased the painting from a family in Seville who thought it had been painted in the 19th century. Experts in Seville examined the painting and undertook a restoration project that confirmed the suspicions of the priest that it was a work by Murillo. The “Ecce Homo” painting is very similar to another known work of Murillo in Cádiz. The painting can be seen in the Guadix cathedral throughout 2014. Many museums outside Spain have other paintings by Murillo, mostly of a religious nature, as he is considered one of Spain's most famous painters. Carboneras lighthouse

The “PIVE” Plans The government incentive scheme that with manufacturers subsidizes the purchase of low emission vehicles has proved a big success with every scheme so far. The 4th scheme started on October 30th with a government grant of a total of 70 million euros. Manufacturers match this sum of money as a minimum amount, often more. New purchasers of vehicles receive a minimum of 2,000 euros discount. By the middle of December, sales and orders in the pipeline had almost used up the funding. In 2013, with this and previous schemes, some 720,000 private vehicles were sold. The Spanish motor manufacturers produced over 2 million new vehicles in 2013, 9% more than in 2012 which was also considered a very good year. The government announced on January 10th that a plan “PIVE 5” would be introduced with a budget of 175 million euros, designed to last until the end of 2014, depending on sales. Manufacturers and motor traders are hoping that a figure of 800,000 new vehicles sold will be achieved this year. The government get back the “IVA” (VAT) on new car sales and also the first registration fees.

Lighthouse Tourism

Lighthouses perform a vital function in indicating their location and coastal boundaries. Apart from this they have no other function except many of them are a very good example of marine construction methods when they were built. Many of them are also in areas of natural beauty or areas of special protection. The Spanish Ministry of Transport has decided that their adaption as a tourist attraction is a very worthwhile proposal. There are eight lighthouses in Almería province. Some of them present special difficulties for any other use, but the others (mostly with associated buildings) might prove popular with tourists. Of the 187 lighthouses in Spain, about 25% have other uses such as museums, marine investigation centres, restaurants or accommodation. The Garrucha lighthouse in this area has already been incorporated into the marine A Famous Painting museum. The Ministry of Transport has set up a An oil painting attributed to the famous Spanish working party including the various port authorities painter from Seville, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617- to look at these proposals for other lighthouses 1682), has gone on display in the cathedral at Guadix. during 2014.

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Focus on Local News continued Almería to Seville The subsidised flights from Almería to Seville that have made this journey relatively cheap and vastly quicker than a road journey came to an end on January 14th. The Junta de Andalucía who started off these flights needed permission for the subsidies from central government. This was forthcoming four years ago on the grounds that it was a “public service” necessity. Average passenger numbers have been more than 50% of capacity and the subsidies amounted to 12 million euros. Plans to continue this service that needed to be put out to tender from interested airlines got bogged down with the Junta de Andalucía and central government accusing each other of delays. The Junta had proposed some fine tuning of the number of flights and the timing, so that the same amount of money paid for the rise in fuel costs since the flights were started, without any serious changes. Central government said they could not approve a new contract until all the details had been agreed! 'Air Europe' then stepped in and offered to continue the flights without any subsidy until all the agreements over the new contracts had been finalized. This was agreed and 'Air Europe' took over from January 15th with a return ticket price of 100 euros. From the middle of February, 'Air Europe' is also flying from Almería to Madrid.

Traffic Regulations Changes Just before Christmas, the proposed changes in traffic regulations in Spain were passed in the government congress (similar to the UK House of Commons). After being confirmed by the senate these changes should be put into practice before Easter. By then the notifications of the changes in the speed limit on certain sections of motorways will have been incorporated into the overhead gantries that display traffic information. The amended speed limit of 130 km/hr will be displayed when weather and traffic conditions are suitable on the chosen sections. A late amendment to other changes is that any driver whose alcohol reading is more than twice the present limit, so 1 mg of alcohol per litre of blood, will be fined 1,000 euros. It is not clear whether this “twice the limit” will apply to new drivers as well as professional drivers who have a lower limit anyway. The controversial proposal that

young cyclists under the age of 18 have to wear helmets in urban areas was changed to apply to those below the age of 16. Cyclist associations have been trying hard to lobby for this to apply only to young cyclists under the age of 12, but the traffic authorities insisted that the new regulations would save lives and serious injuries.

Wind Power Wing farms can supply a considerable amount of electricity if the conditions are suitable. In the last week of December, with high winds, 48% of the demand for electricity in Spain was met by wind turbines. A record of 54% was recorded on Christmas Eve, and 40% of the demand was met in the first week of January. This amount of electricity has a large effect on the cost of other fuels to produce electricity which is an ongoing row between the government and electricity supply companies. The wind power during the first week of January reduced the fuel costs by 68% compared to the average weekly cost in December.

New Registrations 6,514 new vehicle sales were registered in Almería province during 2013. Volkswagen led the list with 600 new vehicles and a rise in market share of 10%. Peugeot sold just 20 fewer vehicles but with an increase of 24%. Citroen came next in the list but with a drop in sales of 6%, followed by Seat who lost 10% of their market share. Kia increased sales by 30%, and again beat Ford, although their sales were up 26%. Hyundai only sold 350 vehicles but led the increase in sales, up by 36%. These sales overall were 7.4% higher than in 2012, and over 2% better than

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Focus on Local News continued the average in Andalucía. In all of Spain there were the A-7 motorway near the Huércal-Overa junction 723,000 new vehicle sales in 2013, but the total at Concepción to the A-92 motorway at Baza. It was increase over 2012 was only 3% better. first started in 2005, but ground to a halt round Albox in April 2011.

Tobacco Laws

Cóbdar

The EU have agreed that health warnings on packets of cigarettes or tobacco have to be increased from the 40% area at present to 65%, and at the top of the packets, above the trade name. Health professionals had asked for an area of 75%. Flavoured cigarettes such as those with a taste of strawberry or vanilla are to be banned. Menthol cigarettes have to be totally withdrawn by 2020. Electronic e-cigs are available at many chemists as being a means of stopping smoking by reducing the amounts of nicotine, but they can now be generally available in shops or tobacconists as well. They are already on sale in tobacconists in Spain but only to persons over the age of 18. It is up to member states whether they prohibit their use in any particular location by considering them a “tobacco” product. Manufacturers insist that as they contain no tar or other chemicals found in normal cigarettes or tobacco they are not a tobacco product at all, and there is no “passive smoke” problem. The Junta de Andalucía have provisionally banned the use of e-cigs in health centres, hospitals and schools from January 1st, and are to conduct an analysis of the e-liquids to determine their exact composition in case any harmful chemicals are present, and to check that contents listed by the manufacturer are correct. The ban in schools is designed to stop young people using non-nicotine liquids, but then switching to the nicotine version.

The Albox Motorway One of the very few projects approved for funding by the Junta de Andalucía in 2014 is the continuation of the Albox motorway from El Cucador to the A7 motorway. The EU have now accepted that this motorway is of “major importance” and will make a grant of 63 million euros. This applies to the Albox by-pass from Fines to El Cucador. It is likely, now that this funding has been approved that more funding will be made available for the latest stage. Application for EU funding was first made in 2011. When this motorway is finally completed it will link

Off The Beaten Track Of the ten villages in Andalucía with the smallest number of inhabitants, six of them are in Almería province. The one with the smallest number of inhabitants is Benitagla in the Filabres-Alhamilla area. It has 78 inhabitants, just beating the smallest village in Andalucía that has 65 inhabitants! Benitagla has no businesses or bar and 47% of the 78 people are over 65 years of age, with almond growing as the main activity. Beires at the foot of the Alpujarras has 111 residents, again mostly pensioners. Alsodux, 21 kms from Almería city, boasts 149 persons, an increase on previous years, as some British ex-pats have chosen to live there. Again, agriculture is the main activity. A wedding in 2011 was the highlight in Alcudia de Monteagud in the Los Filabres area. It has lost 20% of the inhabitants in the last ten years, and now has 151 people, but only 30% pensioners. In this Levante region, Cóbdar is the fifth smallest village in Almería province with 156 people. 16 nonSpanish residents have helped to keep the number up, mostly Brits, and there are six businesses including bars. Castro de Filabres is just better than Cóbdar with 157 residents thanks to some Rumanians. At the last count there were 74 houses, 54 cars and a restaurant since a new road was put in from Tabernas. The common denominator mostly is no work for

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Another Big Wrangle! 2013 has seen the Spanish Ministry of Industry led by José Soria battling with the suppliers of electricity to totally re-organize the industry and stop large price rises. These new regulations and restrictions apply to the provision of electricity and consequent costs such as distribution and maintenance that make up about 55% of electricity bills. The other 45% relates to the price of buying fuel such as gas, fuel oil and coal to run various power stations. Nuclear plants, wind farms, and hydro-electric installations do not need a supply of fuel to operate. Just before every quarter so far, there has been an auction that determines the cost of these fuels. At the December auction for the first quarter of 2014 they was immediate outcry when the electricity suppliers said that their fuel costs had risen by 27%. In relation to electricity bills this would have meant a rise of 11%! A clause in regulations from 2009 allowed the Industry Department to call for an immediate investigation within 24 hours of any auction. José Soria invoked this clause and the department responsible for market prices and anti-competition practices responded by stating that “at best”, the auction was highly suspect. In the days following this auction it was immediately clear that fuel prices on the open market had dropped considerably. José Soria revoked this increase and the department is now working on a new scheme for the purchase of fuels. He agreed an average rise in electricity bills of just 2.3% from January 1st, including a 1% rise in generation and distribution costs. Battle lines have now been drawn up again! The cost of domestic electricity in Spain is now the 3rd highest in the EU, closely followed by the UK in 4th place.

A “Good” Year Death through traffic accidents is always a tragedy for the families and friends of the victims. In 2013, some 27 persons were killed on the roads in Almería province. The number does continue to fall, 8 less than in 2012, and only in 1964 (with no large numbers of cars) were there fewer deaths. 16 of the 26

No Takers In 2010, the Andalucían port authority spent 1 million euros improving various facilities at the Roquetas port. A new port side development of 11 premises, designed to be used for bars, restaurants and tourist leisure activities was opened, considered to be a prime site. Interest in the project seemed high, but to date only one ice cream parlour has opened. The rents have now been reduced by 35% to generate more clients.

Going to the Cinema Spanish cinemas are struggling to attract clients. The hike in “IVA” (VAT) from 8% to 21% in 2012 didn't help at all, although the government is considering a reduction. Some 300 cinemas throughout Spain are launching an incentive plan called “Wednesdays at the cinema”. All tickets will be sold at 3 euros 90 céntimos, and this will apply to the Almería city and Roquetas multi-screen cinemas. This price will also be maintained for any 3D films on offer. HuércalOvera are incorporating English language films into their 2014 cinema schedule, in recognition of the ex-pat population, and Spanish persons studying English. They are screening the 2012 US romantic comedy/drama “The silver linings playbook” on February 20th and “The Hobbit” on March 13th. (See our “What's On” section).

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So Now You Know... Evinrude Outboard Motors Ole Evinrude was born in Norway in 1877 and his family emigrated to the US five years later. He started making small internal combustion engines but then realized they could be adapted to boats. In 1907, he founded 'Evinrude Motors' and began to develop its first outboard motor, a one-cylinder model, that became an instant success. In 1921, he formed the 'Elto Outboard Motor Company” 'with an improved two cylinder design. Improvements in design and power revolutionized recreational boating and the performance of military marine craft. In recognition of his importance, an annual “Evinrude Award” is given every year at the New York boat show for the best recreational boating innovative design. The Clockwork Radio Trevor Bayliss read in 1991 that radio programmes were vital to help give information about HIV problems in Africa but lack of batteries and mains electricity was a handicap. He made a prototype radio where a clockwork spring provided enough power when it wound down. In 1994, his invention was featured on the BBC “Tomorrows World” programme and a manufacturer agreed to start production in South Africa. Trevor became a famous personality on talk shows and media interviews. Unfortunately, the manufacturing company changed his design somewhat and claimed their own patent, so Trevor had no more income from his invention, although he got an OBE award. The Largest Container Ship The Danish “Majestic Maersk” was launched in September 2013. The first of 20 sister ships, it became the largest container ship in the world. It is 400m metres long (about the same as four football pitches), 73 metres high and can carry 1,800 containers. The ships are known as “The Triple-E Class”, standing for economy of size, energy efficiency, and environmental improvement. It is designed for the Asia to Europe route and has already visited the port at Algiceras, the only port in Spain that is big enough to take it. Built in Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding, a staff of just 22 people can operate the ship. The whole fleet of 20 ships will be finished during 2015.

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Performing Rights When plays or music are performed by persons other than the original author or composer, a fee known as “Performing rights” has to be paid, normally for 100 years. The top earning song ever is “Happy Birthday to You”. The melody was written in the 1890s by Mildred Hill. Her teacher sister Patti wrote the first lyrics “Good Morning to You”, later changed to “Happy Birthday To You”. They won the copyright and performing rights until 2030 in a court case, and it became the mega-classic hit of all time. Annual royalties estimated at 2 million dollars go to a kindergarten fund set up by the Hill's family and Warner/Chapell Music who bought part rights in 1988 for 25 million dollars. HMV The first 'HMV' store was opened by the 'Gramophone Company' on London's Oxford Street in 1921 to sell records and then the name was used for their television and radio sets. HMV stands for “His Master’s Voice”, the title of a painting bought by the company in 1899 of the dog “Nipper”. The retail side of the business began to expand massively in the 1960s and became the HMV Group. They bought the 'Waterstone's' company book shops from W.H.Smith in 1998, and the live music management company 'MAMA Group' in 2009. In 2013, after going into liquidation, the 'Hilco UK' company bought all the assets for 50 million pounds. The London Tower Bridge In the 19th century, traffic was so dense over London bridges that a new bridge that did not impede river traffic was proposed. In 1876, the project was approved but work did not start until 1884 and took eight years to complete. 11,000 tons of steel were used for the framework that was clad in granite and stone. Steam engines that raised the drawbridges were replaced with electrically operated hydraulic oil in 1976. Overhead pedestrian walkways were closed in 1910 through lack of use but now form part of the bridge museum. In 1952, a London bus driven by Albert Gunton jumped from one half to the other when the bridge began to rise with the bus still on it.

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Cruise Ships

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he Almería tourist board and the port authorities are still working hard to attract cruise ships to dock in Almería port and provide a wide range of options for the passengers that embark here. So far this year some 24 cruise ships are scheduled to dock at Almería with a total of 15,000 passengers. When the final figures for 2013 were available some 29 cruise ships had docked, but only with 12,000 passengers. Like aircraft, the increasing size of cruise ships means that each one has more passengers and crew. At the start of 2013, only 22 ships were on the schedule, so another 7 booked in during the year. In April, the very large cruise ship, “Eurodam”, from the Holland American line comes to Almería and in September the “Millenium” ship from the Celebrity X Cruises company. Sister ships to the “Eurodam” from the Holland America lines, the “Rotterdam” will arrive in May, followed by the “Maasdam” cruise ship at the end of the year. The number of all the cruise ships that docked at ports in Andalucía during 2013 were less than 2012, but brought in 324,000 passengers. Cádiz managed to slightly increase both the number of ships and passengers in 2013. Cruise ship tourism in previous years was one of the “boom” activities and Spain is still the third largest country for European maritime tourism, behind Italy and Greece. Barcelona started capturing the cruise ship market in 1992 coinciding with the Olympic Games. It is now the largest cruise ship port in Europe, and fourth largest in the world. Good flight connections into Barcelona attract many US passengers. Nowadays, cruise ships have a large variety of on board activities and they cater for a much wider passenger base who can now afford a 7 day or 14 day maritime holiday. The reduction in prices, typically 500 euros per person for a 7 day cruise, resulted in 600,000 Spanish tourists a year, 890,000 Italian tourists, and 1.2 million German passengers in 2010. Economic restrictions have

reduced these numbers today. The highest number of 1.6 million UK tourists, part of the 60 million foreign tourists who came to Spain in 2013, came on a cruise ship. One of the attractions of a cruise is that usually young children sharing the same cabin travel free. Buffet restaurant service available 24 hours a day has replaced wearing evening dress and a fight to sit at the captain's table for dinner! The average expenditure of cruise ship passengers who come ashore at the stop off points is high, but when hotel rooms at the embarkation and departure ports are taken into account this can triple.

Trinidad Cabeo is in charge of the Almería port authority and she considers that Almería is an ideal stop off point for ships that dock in a Spanish Mediterranean port and then go on to Italy or France. Together with the tourist board they have created the “Almería cruise club” consisting of companies that offer diverse activities. Some tourists want to go to Granada, but the film locations and guided tours of the “old” city of Almería including the castle are popular. A new idea is tours of the cutting edge technological fruit and vegetable companies. Some passengers just want to spend the day browsing round the shops, bars, or restaurants. Attractive printed material in the appropriate languages is a must when passengers on board are choosing and booking their stop off activities. In 2014, after the tourist boom in Spain of last year, cruise ship passengers will hopefully also increase in numbers, in Almería as well.

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A New Museum

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hilst painters, cleaners and carpenters were carrying out the finishing touches, a new museum dedicated to the Spanish guitar was finally opened in Almería city in December. This is the first such museum in Spain that deals exclusively with the history, building and performance of the Spanish guitar. The museum has the work of Antonio Torres featuring heavily in all aspects, and has been designed to feature his life, different periods of guitar making and a large number of his guitars. Some exist in this area and have been collected together, whilst other guitars have been loaned to the museum from almost every area of Spain. Antonio de Torres Jurado was born in Almería city in 1817 and was apprenticed to a carpenter. It is believed that he first worked for a guitar maker in Granada in 1842, but Antonio then moved to Seville, experimenting with the traditional designs of guitars to be found at the time. In 1850 he met the renowned guitar composer and performer Julián Arcas who was also born in Almería, and was encouraged to make guitar building his main activity. The annual internationally famous Julián Arcas classical guitar competition held in Almería city is designed to keep the performance standards of classical guitar playing at the highest levels. Antonio Torres made the size of normal Spanish guitars larger, and made the soundboard curve in both directions. Added to this he then designed supporting struts between the top and bottom panels of his guitars. This resulted in a very clear and balanced sound and he is now considered to be on a similar level to Antonio Stradivari who perfected the design of violins. In 1852 he was awarded a prestigious first prize for his design, presented by the sister of the Spanish Queen Isabel II, at an exhibition in Seville. Antonio reached the peak of his guitar building during the 1860s, and died in Almería city in 1892 where he had returned to continue his work. Apart from the use of nylon for the strings and metal pegs instead of the original bone pegs, his classical Spanish guitar design is unchanged.

The new museum is spread over three floors and one of them is a reconstruction of his workshop showing a guitar being manufactured. His building methods and glues and materials he used form part of this area. Over 80 examples of his famous guitars are on display with descriptions of their variety and importance. Visitors pass under an enormous cut away guitar depicting his typical design. Another floor features a photographic display of famous guitar players such as Paco de Lucia, Jimmy Hendrix, Santana and Jimmy Page. The internationally famous flamenco guitar player from Almería known as “Tomatito” has his own space. Unfortunately his concert commitments meant that he could not attend the official opening. Interactive displays allow visitors to hear for themselves the evolution of the Spanish acoustical guitar and the electric guitar. As well as a performance area there is also a recording desk. Finally, there is an exhibition area where various aspects of guitar making and guitars will be on display in a series of temporary exhibitions with items assembled from all over Spain. The museum is officially called “El Museo de la Guitarra Española Antonio de Torres” and is situated in Almería city behind the cathedral in Calle Ronda del Beato, Diego Ventaja. Public opening hours are Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am-1pm, and also on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm-8pm. It is anticipated that it will become a major tourist attraction and an important performance venue.

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ost town halls have now announced their expenditure plans for 2014. In general they are less ambitious than in recent years. Council members from some political parties in opposition still claim that many of the planned expenditures are based on unrealistic incomes. In MojĂĄcar and Vera it is claimed that the expenditure assumes that everybody pays their rates in 2014. This does not happen normally! There are also claims that the stated amount of income from building licences is fictitious. Apart from this, there are many municipalities in this area where there are unfinished projects. There are no budgets in 2014 that will solve this problem quickly.

euros. Annual running costs were initially estimated at 600,000 euros, another amount that would be impossible to find today with 15 years of increased costs, even if the work was completed. In Vera, the ambitious theatre, concert, and cultural centre has been worked on by three different construction companies with an expenditure so far of 3.2 million euros. Vera council asked the Junta de AndalucĂ­a (the governing body for this area) for an injection of another 1.8 million euros in 2011. This was not forthcoming as there are many deficiencies in the building so far. One of the most amazing problems if it is ever opened, is the claim that from the back of the balcony it is not possible to see the stage area if the front part is full. Garrucha sports centre

In the boom construction years, money flowed into the town halls from building licences. It seemed that this was a cow that could be milked for ever. Some enormous projects were started with existing funds or bank loans. Carboneras is now famous for the El Algarrobico hotel fiasco, but the planned sports centre is a larger problem for Carboneras regarding town hall expenditure. This enormous building was first started some 15 years ago, right at the start of the building boom. The initial budget was some 3 million euros. The centre was designed for an enormous increase in inhabitants. So far, with no future date to be properly finished, the cost has been 15 million Sports centres are very costly to build, even with some grants. The supply of electricity is a major Vera theatre expense. Los Gallardos managed to overcome this problem eventually, but even the football pitch at Garrucha has problems with the provision of electricity. Their sports centre has cost a fortune so far with a likely finished cost of another 3.5 million euros. Like Carboneras, critics say it is designed for a population three times the actual figure. The major problem if these sports centres are finished is the cost of running them. In HuĂŠrcalOvera, a private company put up 5 million euros together with another 2.3 million from the town hall and a grant from the Junta for the construction cost. The private investment was in

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return for a long lease and income from users. The expected income has not materialized so the town hall and the promoter are at loggerheads. A complete closure is threatened. In Cuevas del Almanzora, the 1 million euros investment in the covered swimming pool looks in retrospect unwise. Income from users is at present estimated to be less than the likely cost of running it. In Pulpí, the roof of the sports pavillion leaked badly from day one. A technical survey stated that building practice short cuts were the problem, with no proper sealing between the roof panels. This seemed likely when during the fierce storms in August 2012 most of the roof was wrenched off by gale force winds forcing its closure. Turre has a problem with their sports pavillion, but perhaps luckily, it was never started. Present councillors state that an initial 380,000 euros was borrowed by the previous council that will now have to be repaid with interest. One of the most controversial investments is the underground parking for 37 vehicles adjacent to the church in Mojácar. The finished cost was 2 million euros, but no vehicle has ever used it. Carboneras sports centre

Of course it is not just local councils who have come unstuck. The Palomares desalination plant was opened in 2011 with a suitable fanfare. It was hailed as a solution “for today and tomorrow”. The finished cost of 70 million euros was 26 million

more than anticipated, and the electricity substation could not supply all the electricity needed for the turbines to operate at full capacity. The cost of improving this defect was estimated as another 18 million euros. The lack of electricity became less important after the tremendous September 2012 floods. It became so damaged that it is out of action completely with an estimated repair cost of 20 million euros. In all fairness, it had been moved a slight distance away from the predicted flood area but not far enough! Palomares desalination plant

1.5 million euros started off the A-1200 dual carriageway work between Las Buganvillas and the Vera section. Within a few months further funds dried up, and there is no budget for more work in 2014. In 2004, a road investment project in this area with a budget of 130 billion euros was announced, with the banner heading “Plan Más Cerca” (“Much Nearer Plan”). Included in this master plan was the Mojácar beach area by-pass, and closer access points from the A-7 motorway to Mojácar and Antas, along with the underground access for the daily 1,000 heavy lorry journeys to Garrucha port. Only two items in Pulpí from this comprehensive list of eleven have become a reality. If the economic situation does improve this year and in 2015, (and it is anticipated that it will), more funds may be available. This is unfortunately unlikely to result in more available funding for the many town hall projects that need huge injections of money.

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Useful Telephone Numbers Emergencies (Multi-lingual).........112 Health Emergencies: Life Threatening .........................061 Other Health Emergencies..902505061

TRAINS Renfe www.horarios.renfe.es ……..........…….902 240202 HACIENDA (TAX OFFICE) Huércal Overa .......................950 470209 / 950 471013

Guardia Civil .......................................062 FUNERAL DIRECTOR Local Police .......................................092 Albox (Funerarias Teruel) .............................950 430122 Coast Guard .........................900 202 202 Huércal Overa (Colly Fer) .....................950 616161 CREA (Centre for wild animal/bird rescue) .670 944592 Garrucha (Funerarias Funerga) ..................950 460295 Mojácar (Funeraria Pérez) .......................950 478102 AIRPORTS Almería ..................................................................950 213700 HOSPITALS Alicante ...................................................................966 919000 Huércal-Overa, San Javier, Murcia ............................................968 172000 Hospital La Inmaculada..................................................950 029000 Almería Torrecárdenas............................................950 016000 Almería,Virgen del Mar (Private).....................950 217100 BRITISH EMBASSY Madrid ..................................................................917 146300 Virgen del Mar Emergencies:............................950 217240 LOCAL POLICE BRITISH CONSULATE Enquiries, all areas, 24hrs .........................................902 109 356 Albox ...............................................................................950 121080 Carboneras .................................................................950 136136 UK PASSPORT INFORMATION Cuevas del Almanzora ................................................950 548700 www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports Garrucha ............................................................................950 460002 Huércal-Overa ..............................................................950 470585 EMERGENCY UK PASSPORTS Mojácar ...........................................................................950 472000 www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document Pulpi ……………......................................................................950 465049 Vera .................................................................................950 390010 CREDITCARD HOTLINES American Express ............................................902 375637 4B (Visa, Mastercard) .....................................913 626200 Diners Club ......................................................901 101011 Red 6000 ...............................................................915 965335 Servired (Visa Mastercard) ..........................902 192100

TOWN HALLS Albox ....................................................................................950 120908 Antas ............................................................................950 619015 Arboleas .............................................................................950 449430 Cuevas del Almanzora .................................................950 456488 Los Gallardos ....................................................................950 469000 Garrucha ...............................................................................950 460058 ELECTRICITY Sevillana Endesa Enquiries: ........................902 509509 Huércal-Overa ...............................................................950 134900 Breakdowns:....................902 516516 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 615009 Turre ..................................................................................950 479011 WATER Vera .....................................................................................950 393016 Galasa Enquiries: ............................................950 391200 Breakdowns: .........................................902 355575 TELEPHONE (Telefonica) Gestagua (Albox) ...............................................950 120649 Normal Operator ..................................................................1004 Faults Operator ....................................................................1002 GAS International Operator ......................................................11825 Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .......................901 121212 Speaking Clock .........................................................................093 Repsol, information ..........................................901 100100 TAXIS See Directory pages ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Central number ……………...............................902 575757 SOME FLIGHT WEBSITES www.thomson.co.uk www.britishairways.com Mojácar Town Hall Beach Office www.easyjet.com www.aerlingus.com Marina de La Torre, Mon-Fri 9 - 2pm www.flymonarch.com www.ryanair.com Tourist and Town Hall enquiries ..................950 109845

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AG-2 Asesores (Vera) ………….........................……..950 133617 ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 092604 AK Asesoria Legal & Fiscal (Vera) …….....…………….656 575188 ACS (Vera)..........................................696 049588 / 950 467832 Asesoría Forte (Vera) ..........................950 395778 / 682 372196 CD Electrical Services ........................662 414043 / 617 410534 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436 d match digital services (See back cover) 950 472947 / 670 084438 DJT Air Conditioning (Vera) ..................686 817945 / 626 578164 Electrotorres ........................................950 472898 / 610 750771 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration S.L.607 364917 / 950 432110

Asesoría López (Vera) ……...................................….950 393071 Asesoría Torres (Mojácar) .........................................950 472748 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 Cazorla Martinez (Turre) .........................................950 479137 Concepción Rivas Gil (Arboleas) ….....950 438092 / 647 577716 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ………......................…..950 478617 Flores Montoya Asesoria S.L. (Garrucha) ..................950 132577 Gecko Legal Services S.L. (Mojácar) 950 475949 / 617 611140 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) (See p.13) ...............950 473 192 Mayor Consulting S.L.(Mojácar) .................................950 615185 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……................…….…………950 472710 SR Accountancy ........................................................685 248999 Sarah Trevorrow (Albox) ...........................................634 748701 Sintra Consultores (Vera) …......................................950 393815 Vera Advisors (Vera) ………………..................………950 390621 Penguin Air-Conditioning (La Alfoqúia) ….....…………670 595932 Richard Hayes ...........................................................603 567676

Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..........................................950 431720

ADULT NOVELTIES Ann Summers Party Organiser ...................................617 410534

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Solo Satellite & Air Conditioning ........950 528334 / 699 909737 Reclamation (Keith) ………......................................….625 167081 Williams Electrical (Andy)........................................…..677 741366

ARCHITECTS

AIRPORT PARKING

Angel Pardo (Técnico) .......................950 121960 / 687 939315 AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) 950 290651 / 639 081067 Blas Haro Morales ...................................................950 615345 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………..................................606 389550 Federico Aranda Martín (Mojácar Playa) ..................607 983810 Park and Fly (Alicante) ....................902 887306 / 661 517890 Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001 Plane Parking S.L. ………….......................................968 566410 ART & ARTISTS ...............(24hrs Alicante) 656 532725, (24hrs Murcia) 656 532724 Adolfo Prado, Pictures & Murals ..............................950 472668 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante)........................................670 059809 Alison (portraits & other commissions) .......................630 833873 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 AIRPORT TRANSFERS (LEGAL) Dee Butler (Albox) ...............................................….663 341904 Exclusive Mojácar Shuttles ........................................950 092602 Jeremy Fox-Rayner (Art Tutor) ..................................653 714767 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) ............................950 478383 / 600 070188 ALARMS Living Design (Albox) ...............................................678 308073 AXA .........................................................................950 478763 MarianMay Simpson …...........................……………629 113436 CD Electrical Services ......................662 414043 / 617 410534 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Guardian Homecare Systems S.L. ............950 466472 / 666 255 765 Miki ..........................................................................628 458491 Luke Mitchell ...........................................................634 379050 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 930757 / 671 800317 Safes & Security (Lee/Dean).....................................666 949213 The Gallery (La Concepción) ..................................636 411540 Securitas Direct .........................................................699 355056

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ALCOHOL & DRUG ADDICTION Serenity House ………..........................……..(24hr) 956 127371

A & A Auctions (Albox) ………..............950 064576 / 661 759882

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY See also Solar Almería Green Energy (Arboleas) …...958 003391 / 628 872334 Biomass Pellets ...................................950 452919 / 673 784050 Simón (Recycling Cooking Oils) ……………............….697 126083

AMUSEMENT and GAMBLING MACHINES Cafeteria Bellagio (Mojácar Playa) ...........………….. 950 472323

ANTIQUES & CURIOSITY SHOPS

El Sotano (Mojacar Playa) ………..............……………627 907211 Ebay Auction Site. (Brian) ..........................................664 853580

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Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas El Real) ..............950 391412 Humbugs Salon de Té .......................958 003391 / 676 604008 La Marmita ..............................................................950 449655

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES

The Metal Works (Arboleas) …….......950 930520 / 638 900949

AWNINGS & BLINDS

Baza El Paco Borracho …………....................................…696 653748 This 'N' That …….......................................................655 149521

Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Bedar Curtains with Style (Sail shades) .......950 069032 / 678 811125 El Elpalme …………................................................…950 469569 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ..............................................667 652 888 Cortijo Grande Casa Los Pinos …............................................…….950 468236

Desert Springs Crocodile Pool Bar ….................................................678 746706

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

El Pinar Bar El Pinar ........................................634 363834 / 634 397559

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

Huércal-Overa Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 New Home from Home (Blinds) ...................634 319656 / 950 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ..................................................627 Plisse Blind Repairs (Mark) …….............……………..673 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.9)..................627 907207 / 634 Speedyfit (See p.4) ..................................................600

992007 i-Café Bar ……………….....................................……950 135039 500711 212220 459018 978635 411362 319882 006032

BABY See Children & Baby BAKERIES

Cornish Pride (Albox) …................................………666 618933

BARS & CAFES See also Restaurants

La Alfoquía

Bar Trabalon .......................................................….687 Beccy’s Bar La Union …..........................................950 Águilas Bar Los Mellizos ……….........................................…667 Café Bar Aranda .......................................................…630 535836 El Local ……..........................................…………….666 Comic Café-Pub ........................................................968 448199 Gulliver's ……...................................................…….968 411329 La Hortichuela Samoa …………...........................……..609 320722 / 669 370989 Sopranos (formerly Divas) .................620 166719 / 657

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Las Buganvillas

Albox Bar International .....................................................665 562114 Cafe Azafran ............................................................677 655049 Cafe-Bar Oasis ………......................................…....669 242166 Cornish Pride .................................................………666 618933 Jack’s Bar .........................................950 120718 / 610 641567 TCs Cafe Bar ...............................................................663 327840

Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 132350 La Colonial ……………….........................................….636 140307

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Los Gallardos Apolo ……………................................................……600 495182 El Naranjo ….......................................................……950 398799 Meson Verfran ………...................................................637 810143

Bar Gloria ...................................…….950 453150 / 625 668613 Alvaron …….........................................671 275185 / 637 546581 Bar Restaurante Angela ...........................................664 279626 Ancla Bar …………...............................................…..622 448778 Arriba ................................................950 615591 / 654 595826 Antas El Real El Milindurrio …......................................................…950 453345 Badger’s ....................................................................950 478525 Bar Alizee ...............................................................950 091810 Arboleas Bar Esencial ...............................................................618 826092 El Mirador .......................................................................687 160 806 Bar Isabel ...................................................................950 475941 Hotel Rural Azabache ...............................................690 258813 Bar Med ...................................................................666 140901

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Palomares Bar Oasis …….............................................................950 888476 Centro Plaza ................................................................950 618614 La Dulce Casa ….................................................…….950 467768

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

Piedra Amarilla, Partaloa Yellow Stone Bar ......................................................634 332178

Pueblo Laguna / Vera Beach Bar Dolar ....................................................................950 132015 Bar Millionaire Sports Bar ……............950 617467 / 637 255978

San Juan de los Terreros Mi Cortijo ………......................................................…950 466323 Bar Mesón Felipe San Bernabe …......950 475966 / 631 301368 Beachcomber ..............................................................950 473099 Big Fat Momma’s .......................................................634 315720 Burladero ……..........................................................950 615041 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472323 Cafetería Dolce …….................................................950 475178 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Cantina Don Pancho ................................................950 472543 Capri ........................................................................950 615067 Captain's Tapas Bar & Restaurant..................................617 477797 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Chirin Bola ............................................………………609 407155 Deseo ....................................................................670 018035 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 El Toro .....................................................................622 456560 Enrico ...................................................950 472995 / 634 899515 Jazz Life Café (Mojácar Pueblo) ........................…….647 724367 Koi ….........................................................................950 615452 La Mar Salada .........................................................950 472181 La Parata (See p.7).....................................................950 478186 La Peseta ……….....................................…………….950 472292 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ....................................647 724367 Los Amigos ………….....................................……….950 478489 Mana del Cielo ....................................950 472154 / 697 225625 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Mojo’s ..............................................950 808545 / 674 113218 Pastis (French) ..........................................................950 091827 Playa Macenas Bar Terraza …..................……………626 165107 Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625 103672 Rusty Nail …………....................................................950 472786

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

Turre Bar Charlot ..............................................................670 616790 Gillee’s ....................................................................634 309540 Greg & Co ..............................................................950 617698

La Pará ……………............................................……637 545590 Stoney's Sports Bar ……….......................................671 896391

Valle del Este Hole in One Venues Bar .......................950 461068 / 647 424279

Vera Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 La Amistad …………….….......................................…666 622085

Vera Playa Corner Bar ................................................................950 618209 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 Frankie’s Bar .............................................................662 474861 La Buena Mesa ……............................950 467222 / 610 356387 La Peperina ................................................................677 420243 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682

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Villaricos Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 Jet’s Bar La Plaza .................................................…950 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 Los Angeles ..............................................................617

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BARS (BEACH BARS) Aku Aku (Mojácar) ...............................950 478981 / 607 347612 Ankara (Mojácar) ......................................................950 473042 Chiringuito Manacá (Mojácar) .....................................600 045599 El Cid (Mojácar) .......................................................950 472063 El Patio (Mojácar) ........................................................629 287265 Lola Bbme (Mojácar) ……………………950 472121 / 622 484580 Lola Bbme (Palomares) ……………….634 062350 / 657 303043 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Neo Beach Club (Mojácar) (See p.29)........………..950 473006 Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) (See p.17)...........…616 005387 Playa Blanca (Mojácar) ............................................950 473001 Sol y Arena (Mojácar) ..............................................950 478308 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030 Trufibar ......................................................................619 691052

BATHROOMS & SHOWERS 24hr Casaserve ...................................950 466438 / 676 306269 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Artizan (Vera) (Bathroom Furniture) ..950 390635 / 661 985310 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036 Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 Shower Master screens ...........................................677 604497 Speedy Fit (Screens) ...............................................600 006032 Tabika Natural Stone (Vera) ….....…….950 390110 / 950 390635

BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST Casa Barranca (Huercal Overa) ....... 95 0952947 / 648 Casa Blanca (Ogarite/Oria) ………..............................639 Casa Jasmine (La Alfoquía) ......................................950 Casa Jessica (Turrillas) .................... 697 623201 / 666 Casas Limaria (Arboleas) ..................675 378291 / 950

Casa Los Arcos (Mojácar) …….................................950 473165 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) ..................... 686 400331 Dave & Gilly's B & B (Vera Town) …..........................950 391660 Hostal Villa Rosa (Mojácar) .............................................950 478 290 Las Persianas Azules (Velez Rubio) ..950 068054 / 630 149622 Hostal La Parata (Mojácar) ..................950 472670 / 637 733272 The Palms (Urcal) …………......................................678 832036 Villa Janian (Lijar) ..............................950 064259 / 626 328274

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

BICYCLE HIRE Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 024001 Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 413984 Dazzlem (Vera Playa) ...........................627 818719 / 673 589874 Doltcini (Mojácar) ................................950 092600 / 658 028646 Lufran Bike Sport …………....................................….607 074753 Mountain Biking Spain …...............……637 831509 / 661 178656

BICYCLE SALES, MAINTENANCE & CLOTHING Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 Doltcini (Clothing) (Mojácar) ..............950 092600 / 658 028646 Lufran Bike Sport …………....................................….607 074753

BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds BOATS & NAUTICAL Veramotor S.A. ............................................................950 392552

BOAT TRIPS Orca Steve (Mojacar, Garrucha) ..............................634 352873 Red Line Coast Tours ….....................950 133082 / 687 189230

BOOKS Librería Nobel (Vera) ................................................950 392642 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

250699 BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE 269216 Mojácar Events ........................................................669 434766 449513 BOWLING CENTRES (10 pin) 394707 930190 Amigos Bowling Centre (Arboleas Ind. Estate) …….950 120269

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Ozone Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 David Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418 Deco-house (Ismael) …………....................................670 596085 BUILDING MATERIALS Elegant Homes Online S.L. .......................................687 629777 (& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc) Garden Works ...........................................................666 847583 Aridos Mojácar S.L. ……..........................................650 914257 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 Brico Depôt (Huércal de Almería) …........…………….950 625652 Hire a Husband …………............……..677 557 190 / 950 930596 Contrucciones Angel Oller (Albox) ...........................950 431453 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Comercial Vera (Vera) ........................902 112236 / 950 393329 Jasmine Construction C.B ...................................... 659 185189 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Luke Mitchell ...........................................................634 379050 Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 671 318982 VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028 PR Building Services ............................608 673681 / 662 422170

BUILDING SERVICES

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 5* Patio …………................................................…..677 152911 A1 Multiservices Costel …….……….....................…617 119995 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Almeria Builders ……............................................…659 685133 Andalucian Con Co Print .................................….…..628 408197 Andaluz Building Services........... ……950 439094 / 664 025044 Andy Nash & Son ...............................622 527819 / 661 793418 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Andy the Builder (Mojácar) .................................... 634 348567 Paul Gulliver .............................................................658 107099 Antas Building Company …..........…..661 075802 / 655 772127 Armadillo ........................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Construcciones DISACA (Mojácar) ...........................639 817778 Constructions Martinez Moreno (Rambla de Oria) ….696 052044 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 DAGA Construction ……...................................……686 846624 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067

Paul Morrison (Plasterer) (See cover)..634 327201 / 661 129028 Professional Bricklayer ……………........................…..626 730764 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729 Valley Construction ..............…………..665 517643 / 610 905173 Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Fm Fragrances Distributor .........................................662 515669 Catalogue agents .................................950 467769 / 663 558148 Engel & Völkers (Estate Agent franchise).935 154455 / 646 263451 Next Communications ..................................................950 479369

BUTCHERS Ávila (Vera) …….................................................……663 126062 Casa Jose .................... Garrucha 950 132573 Vera 950 393592 Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ….............………950 478409

CAKES TO ORDER Cafeteria Dolce (Mojácar Playa) ………................….950 475178 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic (Mojácar) ..................950 615344

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Joan's Cakes & Bakes (Albox) ..................................678 166272 Auto Corner (Limousines) .....................950 069198 / 667 439671 Mana del Cielo (Mojácar).....................950 472154 / 697 225625 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545814 Occasion Cupcakes (Velez Rubio) ............................634 329403 Costa Coches (Mojácar) ........................950 459208 / 950 069272 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864 CAMPSITES Europcar ............................................950 615101 / 654 297681 Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 626 976973 Campsite Marion (Vera) .............................................607 316553 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 CAR HIRE 1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 654452 Tikka RentaCar (Mojácar) ............................................950 472662 Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 269440 Victoria Car Hire UK ………............................…….+44 1293 432155

CAR WASH & VALETING Autos Gowi (Garrucha) ........................950 806066 / 607 863939 Integral Autos (El Real) ...........................................950 459304 Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939

Speedy Fit (Cucador) ............................950 438228 / 600 006032

CARAVANS See Mobile Homes CARD SHOPS Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 600032 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 Occasions (Mojácar Playa) .......................................950 478539

Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

CARPENTRY A.N.S.T.E.Y - Carpentry & Joinery ………950 619178 / 687 251629 Barry Welsh (Turre) ....................................................646 101712 Inspired Timberwork ...........................950 528779 / 610 988371 James Wildwood ..........................................................634 328574 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 907207 Simon’s Carpentry & Joinery ......................................681 109237 Simon the Woodworker .............................................667 989270 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069

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Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583 Gill Ballard ……………………............................…….663 336655 Hilary Richards .......................................................662 932954 CARPETS See Rugs & Carpets Tarot & Astrology .........................................................634 326672

CARPET CLEANING

CLEANING SERVICES

Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939 365 Cleaning Services..................................................627 292601 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)...........................665 258680 A1 Cleaning ..............................................................666 340190 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ..............950 064599 / 634 320990 CATERING / EVENTS Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 516955 See also Wedding & Party Planning Elite Cuisine ....................................950 472567 / 610 994435 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 469345 / 662 390453 La Capilla Restaurant (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .......950 479305 Clean Team …………..............………950 930652 / 634 332502 Marquee Hire ...........................................................671 851135 Cleanaway ...........................................950 472903 / 627 565049 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties .....968 485729 / 618 920126 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600 006032 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 CATTERY Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 Kareclif (Albox) .......................................................677 791165 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 The Hilton Cattery ............................................950163489 Freshclean …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482 Ironing & Cleaning .........................................................678 942835 CHILDREN & BABY Keep It Clean Homecare (Mojácar area) ....................617 713465 Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Albox) ........................950 104345 Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 Meditania, Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ...........661 751244 María Frias ……………………............................……620 398637 Face painting parties ................................................680 124159 New Pin Services .................................................678 875508 FiFi Flowers (Baby gifts) ...........................................677 146592 North East South West ...........................................671 273335. Funky Monkeys, Pre school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 Pepa Diaz (Mojácar) …......….……….950 472774 / 691 240494 Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)..950 047026 / 671 608519 Lorraine’s Face Painting ....................950 064484 / 687 569113 CLOTHING (Personalized) Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................950 472662 Mobility Matters (Hire) (Mojácar) ..............................950 615432 COMPUTERS Play Area (Baza) ………...........................................695 859536 Swimlife (Baby swimming classes) ……...............…..687 318054 Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………....................…661 575641 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 133059 The Baby Hire Centre ..............................................615 806126 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre .................................….950 393689

CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Sammy Sweep ..........…............................…………..619 070839

CHINESE RESTAURANTS Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 China Town (Aguilas) ................................................968 Chino Tsing-Tao (Aguilas) ........................…...............968 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950

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Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 Fit Feet (Ann-Marie) .................................................647 415848 Computer Services (Dani) ........................................678 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 Connexions (Turre) (See front cover).......................950 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637 209607 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 Don Robinson .........................................................646 CHIROPRACTOR Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 Paul Jensen ...............................................................950 460953 First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 George Boricean .....................................................661 CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC Ink Cartridge Solutions (Albox) ……….................…….650 READINGS Inside PC (Aguilas) ….........................................…..968 Anna (Tarot) ………..........................................………670 897832 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950

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Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645

CONSERVATORIES Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

COUNSELLING / HEALING

Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950 633015 Palomares Computer Services ..................................659 353708 PC Call Out Service .....................…...........................680 349656 PC Doctor .................................................................666 849609 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) …….....................................950 475712 PC-Solutions ...............................................................637 459293 Phoenix Computers (Albox) ................950 523214 / 644 125615 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Sicbero Computer, Website & Networking Serv. 950 467020 / 693 631103

Barbara Clarke ...........................................................637 469937 Casa Blanca Therapy Centre (Arboleas) ……............950 439020 Cristina Ballesteros (Transcendental Meditation) ............622 903 600 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Fred Smithers (Acupuncture) ...............950 930456 / 618 107351 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Heaven Scent Holistics ...........................................663 923733 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Janine Macauley (Holistic Therapy) .........................634 311935 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……..............................…667 979445 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 439205 Reiki by Lynn …………......................950 473110 / 600 821871 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 851135 Sound & Voice Therapist …..................………………645 290728 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964

COURIER & EXPRESS DELIVERIES Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 390920 Nacex (Mojácar) ………..................................……….950 472940 Offex Spain ................................…….......................966 765950 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290

CRAFTS Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 Serendipity (Albox) ................................................634 338832 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662 443095

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Ned ……..................................................................…687 845648 CURRENCY Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Paco .................................................................................637 777 238 Eurochange (Mojácar) ................................................615 403877 Terraza El Pino (Los Marcelinos-Albox) ……………950 523762 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319 Tropicana Mini Digger ………………650 906114 / 950 069288

DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS & CLINICS (Private)

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS See also Sewing

Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Euroclinicas (Vera) ........................................................950 391300

DOG GROOMING Anita (Mobile & Vets) ……………......................……662 344734 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 897533 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 663616 Lulu’s (Albox) ......................................950 952940 / 697 569750 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734 Solo Perros (CliniVet, Turre) ......................................674 509382 Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907

CYBERCAFES Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 i-Cafebar (Huércal-Overa) …............…………………..950 Total Entertainment (Turre) .....950 468295 (Albox) 950 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……...........................950

DOG TRAINING Didi Arias (Mojácar) ……............................................639 724521

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS 121149 479502 Rod Bridges ……........................……..950 473035 / 687 261280 135039 121318 615596

DANCE ACADEMY Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545

DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) (See front cover).......950 Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 Odonto Stetic (Los Gallardos) ..........662 121165 / 950 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950

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DOORS See Windows & Doors DRAINS See Plumbing DRIVING SCHOOLS Autoescuela Mojácar ..............................................950 472188

DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS

DRY CLEANERS

Cambridge 800. (Ann) ...........................................660 681166 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 Image (Helen) ........................950 930192 / 665178326 DVD & VIDEO HIRE Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Pam (Turre) ................................................................639 465631 iCafe (Huércal-Overa) …...............................………..950 Cinebank (Turre) .......................................................627 DIGGER HIRE Movieland (Mojácar) .................................................950 AA Mini diggers ........................................................608 523182 Total Entertainment (Turre) 950 468295 (Albox) ........950 Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 809293 ...................................................................(Mojácar) 950 Andy Nash & Son ...............................622 527819 / 661 793418 ELECTRICAL GOODS Antas Mini Diggers .............................950 069288 / 650 906114 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 914257 Centro Ferretería Mojácar ...................................950 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 841750 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) ………….................................636 092632 Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 Lubrin Plant Hire (Mini and Micro) .......950 592922 / 664 327898 Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950

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Economesticos La Juaida (Viator) ……………………..950 315560 Captain Sunshine …..........................950 618034 / 669 214545 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950 460832 Catchlove Music (Varied styles duo)…..950 634402 / 678 397536 Chris (Solo Guitarist - pop, classical, jazz) ................950 437606 ELECTRICIANS Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 Darren Antony (Vocalist) ......................................... 672 112933 ACS (Vera)..........................................696 049588 / 950 467832 Dee Sharp Duo ……..............………..647 897533 / 659 022604 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204 DJ Digit-Al ...............................................................634 338014 Anglo Electrical ........................................................671 948213 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Dynamite International Rock Band .............................666 310251 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Flamenco Dancer (English speaking) ................687480694 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 CD Electrical Services .........................662 414043 / 617 410534 Gary Williamson (DJ, Presenter, Host) .....................628 834798 Georges Femenias (vocalist/guitar) ……...…………….634 300356 Good stand in drummer ...........................................648 699733 Graham D.(Mobile) Karaoke ......................................662 480966 Infinity (Vocal duo & tributes) ..................................678 821330 J & J Music ........................................651 751629 / 950 459481 Jazz Flautist .............................................................634 326672 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 Johnny Slade (DJ Extraordinaire) ............................ 647 202599 JuJu Entertainment ..............................950 950797 / 697 462746 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Kev Moore .............................................................600 762856 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 Kim Allen .................................................................699 950257 ElectroTorres ......................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 374525 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 475268 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352 Legend DJ (Ian) ………….....................................…634 313796 José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 M Soul & Motown (all music styles) ........................634 340409 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 Marcela (Belly Dancing) ..............................................666 952089 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947 Mel J ……...........................................664111990 / 950 069101 Menta & Canela Duo (International & Spanish Dancehall)645 886919 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Northern Lights Karaoke …...............................……..697 500673 Obsession Duo (female sax & guitarist) ...................693 796628 Phil and The Invisibles ..................... 959 475752 / 664 772720 Ratatouilles .............................................................638 391975 Red (Female Vocalist) .............................................628 149340 Replay Duo ..............................................................950 124154 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Rocio Starry (Jazz Soul Vocalist) ............................645 886919 Peace of Mind 24/ 7 ............................................... 637 974662 Sabrina Lloyd .............................................................661 055440 Rod Bridges (Domestic Appliances) ….687 261280 / 950 473035 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 660409 Shirin (bellydancer) .................................................607 805367 Williams Electrical (Andy)......................................…..677 741366 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Spotlight Entertainment (Karaoke, Disco etc) ............664 540957 ENTERTAINERS Steve King (Mobile DJ) ......................950 137177 / 680 272822 Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 Sue Moretta …….............................…......................672 148730 Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 The Eric Morecambes (60s & 70s Rock) .................634 368521 Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 Bass Player with Vocals .........................................681 286291 The Twilight Shadows ( 60's & 70's Duo) ................950 437606 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 124159 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................950 699991 Bob Management .......................................................666 310251 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Brendan O'Dee .....................................................950 069101 Trio Chaos (Soft music)..............................................687 361440 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

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ESTATE AGENTS 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 616 562447 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 Almeria Murcia Select .......................950 466465 / 627 308176 Almeria Realtors Spain .............................................950 092094

Find Me A Home (See p.5).................951 914195 / 636 266641

Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Antonio Martinez de la Casa (Energy certs)..678 347125 / 950 092094

Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 ICASA (Country Properties) ……..........……………….687 214718 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 ................................................................950 478555

Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …....…958 003391 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 608 566104 Mojácar Estates (See p.23).....................................950 478935 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 634 302801 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia (See p.50)............950 469592 / 697 640681 Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088 Daniel González Aranda ...................................................686 846 624 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) ........950 133607 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767

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Mojácar Homes ......................................................950 478834 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 Netforce .............................................. 646 042729 / 667 799796 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 / 628 585538 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Olive Property Sales (Bédar).............950 469624 / 687 938466 Paradise Properties (Turre) (See cover).950 468204 / 634 364266 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.48 & 49)..950 478915 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .................................647 901478 Seacor (Mojácar) ……………............…950 472880 / 634 367448 Sol Mar (Albox) ..................................950 064584 / 654 590258 Spanish Estate Agents (Albox) ………950 431855 / 661 143871 Spain Assured ...................................950 469622 / 644 126582 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) (See p.35).958 003391 / 606 281865 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)......................950 615388

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FASHION Charlotte’s Island Secrets ........................................600 691685 Donna’s Boutique (Turre) (See p.9)...........................677 542931 Forward A Dress (Albox) …………............……………637 546738 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 Liz Fashion Accessories (Mojácar) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Manumaga (Mojacar Playa) …………..........................659 884479 Modern Times (Mojácar Playa) …..........…………….950 475207 Party Plan Fashions …………..............……………….659 185039 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Selecciones (Turre) ....................................................634 347295 The Dressing Room (Turre) (See cover).950 468204 / 634 337997 Simply The Best (Albox) …………..............................659 185039 Wailaky (Alfoquía) ……........................................….634 896975

FENCING Chain Link Almanzora ………...................................697 801875 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ............................…..950 618209 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) ...............................................950 528440 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) (See p.25).........950 472430 / 610 053563 VIP Almería (Mojácar Playa) ...............950 472524 / 617 587903 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..…........678 321111 / 950 618697

EVENT MANAGEMENT See also Wedding and Party Planning

FINANCIAL SERVICES AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 705502 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) …....…...…950 478914 / 626 916443 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) .........................................950 478617 Grupo Platinum Estates .........................666 687251 / 950 889853 Kennedy Financial Services .........................................678 035992 Totus Wealth Management ...............…950 064567 / 686 509247 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078

JuJu Entertainment .................................950 950797 / 697 462746

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

EXCURSIONS

Aero Extinción S.L. (Almería) …............………………..950 263565 4 x 4 Off Road Events ………….................………630 211453 Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067 Almeriaspanish ........................................................608 638403 FIREPLACES Andinas Buugy Treks ..............................................645 984122 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Tabika (Vera) …...........................……950 390110 / 950 390635

FISH & CHIPS Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 535836 The Chippy (Vera).....................................................667 333361 Zak’s Plaice (Garrucha) .........................................950 133193

Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...........……617 637359 / 950 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ………...……………..678 Scorpion Trails (David) .............................................674

760389 450343 838547 514999

EXHIBITION VENUES Librería Nobel (Vera) ................................................950 392642

FISHING

FABRICS

Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar, Garrucha) ……… 634 352873

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FLORISTS

Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid &Graham)………. 647 020929 / 647 803030

FITNESS

Alison

Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 479496 .....................................................................666 273168 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211

FLY SCREENS Andalucian Glass C.B. ................…………630 231644 / 636 838484 Armadillo …......................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 000700

Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Debbie James (Arboleas)............................................687 619239 Entrenador Personal I.F.B.B. …….....................……..676 871950 Fitness 4You (Turre)................................................665 706880 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Indigo Gym (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 475 403 Jova Sports Centre (Mojácar Playa) …………………..950 473137 Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) ........................617 719913 Nuline Dance (Turre) ..............................................660 472334 Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631

Coopermatic Fly Spray ............................................659 Curtains with Style (See p.21).........950 069032 / 678 Elper Alutol S.L. …………….................................…..639 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ………950 459060 / 649 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.9)...................627 907207 / 634 Sansonora (Mojácar Playa) .....................................630 688615 Speedy Fit (See p.4)...........................950 472451 / 600 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. ......................…….950 We Fit ..................................................................…660

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FOOD SHOPS Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Price Busters (Albox) .....................................................950 951494 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 479213 / 637 016107 Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 FOOD SUPPLIERS Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 X-Tone (Piano Bar, Turre) ...................648 902930 / 664 550661 Food4 .............................................................618875394 Fresh Herbs ............................................................695 941724 FLOORING (Wooden) King’s Foods ...........................................................606 437683 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

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FUNCTION VENUES Desert Springs Resort .......................950 548420 / 618 The Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) .......……......................950 La Capilla (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .........................950 Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 The Palms (Urcal) ……….......................................….950

FUNERAL COMPANIES

609978 475198 479305 418954 134333

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 The Furniture Doctor .............................................667 989270

FURNITURE SHOPS CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….....................................617 456335 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) ........................................950 478102 Casas Nativa (Valle del Este) ..................................629 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678

624286 633288 344565 083491

FUNERAL INSURANCE ASSSA (Vera) (See p.15).....................................…950 392487 Avalon Europe S.L. .................................................966 799070 Iberian Funeral Plans (See p.35).......951 203994 / 965 993498 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Iron Art (Antas Real) ..........................................….637 259033 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 Linea Nueva (Arboleas) ……………….620 237529 / 950 120630 Linen & Bed Store (Mojácar Playa) .........................627 251856 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. 634 319656 / 634 341943 Rincón Del Mimbre (Vera) ........950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Selecciones (Turre) ...................................................634 347295 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...................................................673 088476 Unicraft (Upholstery) ..................................................692 176069

GARAGE DOORS see Windows & Doors GARDENS

FURNITURE PACKAGES

Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..............950 132458 / 617 575093 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. 634 319656 / 634 341943 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 365 Garden Maintenance ............................................627 FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 Andinas (Antas, El Real) ...........................................950 459128 Agave …….................................................................617 Antiques Palaces (La Concepción) ......664 619819 / 686 697665 Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting) .........628 Artekit ........................(Vera) 950 390524, (Almería) 950 087100

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Andy Nash & Son .................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Alan Barker ...........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Works ..............................…..950 808604 / 666 847583

GOLF COURSES Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 Desert Springs ........................................................637 Macenas Beach Golf ...................…....................…..950 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 Valle del Este ...........................................................950

655600 479176 861591 548240 133230 398743

GOLF HOLIDAYS Emerald Golf Breaks (Mojácar) 610 526351 / UK 0044 (0) 7865 990578 Sunshine Fairway Golf Breaks ................................669 704581

GOLF TUITION Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676 Ground Cover .............................................................627 308451 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 178427 L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 819407 Lujosos Muebles de Jardin ......................................618 670556 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Magic Garden (Albox) …......................665 123111 / 680 496899 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Mobile Shredder & Mulch Garden Service .............687 024884 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Terrazza El Pino (Los Marcelinos /Albox) …………950 523762

479176 526671 531821 256923

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 947633 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635 652745

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

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Affinity Beauty Treatments (Arboleas/La Alfoquia) ......678 992093 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .......................................670 094722 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 987454 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Smith Plumbing S.L (Spanish Authorised)...................950 468041 Beauty by Sharon (Emporium, Mojácar) ...................687 389925 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.19)..........................687 480694 Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Bizstores (Hair & Beauty Supplies) ...........................627 747296 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................950 473159 Cambridge 800. (Ann) .............................................660 681166 Claire’s Beauty Room (Mojácar Playa) ……………….682 288401 Colores Peluquería Unisex (Mojácar Playa) ............665 540201 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 Diva’s Hair & Beauty (Garrucha) .......950 133449 / 652 094911 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) .........................950 472790

GLASS CURTAINS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

GLAZING (Supply & Repair) Advanced Window Solutions ....................................633 592679 Andalucian Glass C.B. ...................…630 231644 / 636 838484 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

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Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................673 943705 Fabienne Coatrieux (Massage) (Mojácar) .................634 300244 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Favola (Las Buganvillas) ..........................................675 622216 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Hair Design Mojácar (See front cover)..950 475452 / 666 299714 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Indigo Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar)....................950 475403 Isabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462 Jax Hair & Beauty (Albox) …..................………………645 560367 Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 Kuts 2 (mobile) ..........................................................662 094372 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 La Mirage (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) .......................950 473110

Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 Stella’s (Las Buganvillas) .........................................664 Styles (Turre) ………............................................….644 The Spanish Beauty Club ……………........................637 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 Wavelengths (Albox) ………….................................…950

479261 133162 195500 449451 138837 496198 149659 961645 120309

HARDWARE OUTLETS Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Ferretería Gonzalez (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073

HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 Andrew Morrison (Econo-Heat)..................................627 Barry & Graham (oil heating) ………........................620 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634

092604 250204 112193 312171

HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 HerbalAlmeria, Herbalife Independent Distributor .....634 Hierbabuena (Aguilas) ……........................................968 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ..............…………….657 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 Med Aesthetics ..........................................................965 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) (See p.31).......950 Phoebe (at Pampered) ...............................................662 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626

421672 326082 299494 618129 573939 144680

089170 392198 448445 479487 513990

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 ................................................615 806126

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

HOME CARERS see also Nursing Almería Angels ..........................................................902 026468 Care Fusion ..............................................................674 509382 CostaCare Services.....................................................674 509789

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Delbelle ……………....................................................693 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 Louise, personal carer ...............................................680 NightinGails ..........................................693 769079 / 617

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

796937 ICE CREAM PARLOURS 862160 Twister (Mojácar Playa) ........................………………950 124159 INSURANCE 862160 Abbeygate Insurance ....................……………………..902 Albox Insurance ........................................................950 241878 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 337872 724521 243561 838547 239696

472357 877728 121943 673450

HOTELS 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 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.15)....…………………950 392487 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ............................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Rural Azabache (Arboleas)....................................690 258813 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 Asisa (Vera) ..........................................................950 391950 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Axa ..................................................950 478763 / 609 667333

HOUSE & PET SITTING Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Louise ....................................................................... 680 124159

HOUSEHOLD GOODS As Seen On TV (Turre) ……….........…………………634 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)............................665 Shop4Allsorts (Mojácar Playa) ..................................693 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676

341171 479487 258680 921530 308217

HYGIENE & PEST CONTROL

Grupo Sedesa (Vera) ...............................................950 390990 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098

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Catalana Occidente (English speaking) (Palomares).....950 618054 INTERNET PROVIDERS Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 475712 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) ........950 133607 Satcomms ..............................................951 406556 / 622 524335 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ………………….952 476090 García & Trinidad (Albox) ……............................……950 120340 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806 908 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........902 105499 Liberty Seguros (Albox) .....................950 475841 / 669 075541 Liberty Seguros .......................................................902 444311 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 NRG Insurance ……...........................950 472057 / 607 478408

INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS

Optimum Insurance Services ..............950 930548 / 634 Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 Sol Insure ………..........................................………..950 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ……......................….950 Victoria Insurance ..........................................………950

324502 590258 472098 064682 475241

INTERIOR DESIGN Evie Fox-Rayner .......................................................628 816896 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ..........950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818

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4wayconnections .....................................................646 844708 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 627 670255 Andrés Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 Bureaucracy Busters ..................................................650 284862 C.A.T. Services ...................................607 827606 / 627 635514 Cristina …….................................................. ......…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………................................ ............627 376953 Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 Danika Edwards ............................................ ............647 258828 Danielle …………………........................... .. ...……..654 563116 Donna (Turre) ............................................. ......... ...678 203143 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Interpretes Almeria .................................... ..............650 623113 Joanne Tissington ……………...................... ..............637 267150 Kathryn Jones ............................................ .............629 931125 Kelly …..............................................……… ………..634 315534 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .. ...........609 781438 Leticia ……….................................................. ........…950 615566 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) ............... ........... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Maureen ...............................................950 523853 / 678 403899 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 ......................................................687 632435 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Tom Jones .................................................................608 721334 Traducciones Levante ..............................................606 953775 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

INVESTMENTS Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ………......................…..950 478617

IRONING Clean Team ..................................................................634 332502 Coser y Planchar (Zoco Centre, Mojácar Playa) ….680 163780

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Coser y Planchar (Vera) .........................................689 303765 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036 Ironing & Cleaning ..................................................678 942835 Pure Kitchens ..............................................................637 064651 Singular Kitchen (Aguilas) ….........….....................…968 414845

JET WASHING

Aguaclean …………….........................950 064608 / 697 559395 LAUNDERETTES Mobile Jet Washing ………..................950 069121 / 605 376873 Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................639 161725 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255

JEWELLERS / JEWELLERY

Donna’s Boutique (See p.9)......................................677 542931 Franksjewellery (Los Gallardos) ........677 399345 / 950 617570 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ...........................................950 460636 Joyerias Vasary (Mojácar Playa) ……........…………….950 473164 La Luna (Garrucha) ....................................................950 132543

KENNELS Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 087966 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 564640 Five Bone Hotel ........................................................630 234556 Home from Home ……..............................................677 382713 K9 .......................................................950 168015 / 600 251464 My Place or Yours ....................................................607 554984 Palomino Kennels & Cattery …………662 668423 / 950 067051 Paws*A*While (Fines) …….....................................…696 562662 The Kennels (Huercal Overa) ................................950 168508 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas) ….650 211952

LAUNDRIES City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 Clean Team Laundry Service ...................................634 Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 Lavanderia Los Arcos ...............................................950

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LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors 4wayconnections ...................................................646 844708 AG-2 Asesores / Silvia Muñoz (Vera) ……....…………..950 133617 AK Asesoría Legal & Fiscal ...........................................656 575188 ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 CG Legal (Mojácar Playa) ...................950 472057 / 670 215926

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

KITCHENS 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 Artizan (Vera) .................................…950 390635 / 661 Harlequin Kitchens (Albox) ……........………………….619 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687

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C & P (Mojácar) …………..............……950 460731 / 675 383160 Cam Concepts S.L. (Huércal-Overa) …......…………. 950 471357 English Wills Spain …......................…..950 439192 / 607 646027 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) (See p.13) ...............950 473 192 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ..................................950 478420 Gecko Legal Services …..........................……......…617 611140 Help with Papers (Mojacar) .......................................634 369399 Heritance Wills .........................................................660 887723 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568 Mayor Consulting (Mojácar & Garrucha) ...................950 615185 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……........……………………950 472710 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621

Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294

LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR Ann Summers Party Organiser ..................................617 Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 Lunas (Turre) ………................................................661 Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ..................................626 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950

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LINEN Gill’s English Bedlinen (Mojácar) ............................950 472835

MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)...........................665 258680 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) ………............…….627 251856 LEISURE ACTIVITIES Amigos 10 Pin Bowling (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........950 120269 LOCKSMITHS Extreme Adventure Mojácar ......................................687 919840 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 Arboleas Locksmith ...................................................697 Locksmith (Lee/Dean)................................................666 Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................……………..697

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Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Nautarum Sea Museum (Garrucha) ………........…..950 139554 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) ..................………..619 559261 Ozone Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549

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MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS

Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 127535 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) …...............….630 356095 / 616 044719 Lee (Arboleas) …………………....................................636 092632 Levante Logs ............................................................670 243724 Log-On-Tommy ……............................................……619 070839 Logs for Sale ..............................................................687 314775 Phil (Arboleas) ………………….....................................634 328779 Potty Finca Services .........................950 163930 / 616 855294

Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Hispavan ............................................950 047033 / 687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

MARBLE FABRICATIONS

MOBILITY SERVICES Mobility Matters (Mojácar) ............................................950 615432

MORTGAGE SERVICES

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

Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) …….....................…….950 478617 METAL WORK Angel Welding …………............................................610 601524 Grupo Platinum ........................................................666 687251 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 000700 Mark Poole ..............................................................659 033903 Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 212220 Spanish Home Direct ............................................…607 554984 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 424558 MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 633090 P & D Metals ............................................................638 707406 MOTORCYCLE & QUAD Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 006032 SALES & REPAIRS The Metal Works ................................950 930520 / 638 900949 D Perez Motor (Antas) ...............................................950 069022 Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 685550 Harleys Custom Garage (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover).950 475742 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) .......................617 637359 / 950 450343 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 133033 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 938352

NURSING see also Home Carers Almería Angels ..........................................................902 026468 ATS District Nurse ……………..................................662 277845 Belle Care (Home/hospital)......................................602 495750

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Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ...........................................950 121122 MultiOpticas ...........(Mojácar) 950 472285 (Garrucha) 950 460665 ................................................................(Carboneras) 950 130707 Natural Optics (Garrucha) ............................................950 133921 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Opticalia M&G (Albox) ................................................950 121084 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 Care Fusion ..............................................................674 509382 Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …....................................….950 472783 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 862160 OSTEOPATHS NightinGails .........................................693 769079 / 617 862160 Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 352259 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 ONLINE MARKETING Donna González Linnitt .............................................699 067922

ONLINE SHOPPING

OPTICIANS Federopticos (Aguilas) …….........................................968 414468

Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ............607 479379 / 950 132765

PAINTING & DECORATING 365 Painting Services...............................................627 292601 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker ....................................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Berben ......................................................................658 087966 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Day’s Painting Services ..............................................634 365553 Eurodec ……..........................................................…667 238273 Euro Painters Spain …………….......................………677 557190

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Futura España ..........................................................950 JPM ...........................................................................627 Metalwork Painting ………………………699 246932 / 659 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 Paint Magic ..............................................................617 Paul ...........................................................................649 Peter Dowling ............................................................647 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 S.O.S. Painting ……………........................................651 SWH Painting Services .......................622 899167 / 683 Susana's Painting Services ….............................……649 The Fast Brush .........................................................950

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PHOTOCOPIES & SCANS PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 475712

PHYSIOTHERAPY Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 Ignacio López de la Fuente (Mojácar) ......................627 244730 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564 Vitea Fisioterapia (Vera) ...................950 390655 / 663 024255

PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures

PERFUMES & COSMETICS Son d’Aromas (Mojácar Playa) ..................................666 348253

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

PIANO TUNER Terry …...................................................................…662 517106

PETS Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 Arc Angel Services (Pet Minding) ….….950 469655 / 634 325185 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ...................................658 087966 Dog & Cat Sitter Service ………………….950 067943 / 676 389592 Dudo’s Pet Shop (Mojácar Playa) ...............................950 475888 Horse & Dog sitting …………..............................……607 554984 InterZoo (Vera) .......................................................950 390075 LittleZoo (Bird Sales) …….....................………………647 379795 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) ….................……….667 562872 Pet Mates Pet transportation ...................................950 168508 Pets R Us (Las Buganvillas) ...................................950 133560 Pet Sitting in Your Home ………….......................…….637 061482 Rovers Return (Courier Service) ………....................617 588547 Tomasin (Aguilas) ……..............................................968 413972 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 White Van Man Pet Transport ....................................634 779231

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES 20seven photography ................................................633 773563 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Indigo Photography ...................................................637 974793 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 272822 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 045911 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 The Image Suite …….............................…........................647 918 848

PICTURE FRAMING Casa de Cabra (Albox)

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PIZZERIAS Antonella (Mojácar Playa) (See p.15)...............……..950 450215 Blanco Rossi (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 472682 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Capri (Mojácar Playa) ................................................950 615067 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ................................................................950 468425 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ...................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 478846 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …................................……950 398799 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ...........................950 472995 / 634 899515 Felipe San Bernabé …............................……………….950 475966 Góndola (Garrucha) .....................................................950 133928 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)................….950 478098 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) .......................................950 472928 Napoli (Mojácar Pueblo) ...........................................950 472976 Osteria (Mojácar) (See p.7)..........................................950 615151 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 615100 Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447862 Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 478517 Pizzeria El Desvío (Turre) .............................................607 804488 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) .........................................950 472809 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz (Turre) ….............…….950 479646 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) .............................................950 132305 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478308 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...................................950 478401 Samz (Los Gallardos) ..................................................950 398981

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PLASTERERS David Pritchard Construcciones .................................617 698418 Paul Morrison (See front cover)....…….634 327201 / 661 129028

PLUMBERS 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 365 Plumbing Services .............................................627 292601 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….616 888058 / 662 342669 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 Andy (Mojácar) ........................................................697 302039

Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Ashley Reliable Plumbing (Albox area)......................610 052407 Barry & Graham …................………........................620 112193 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 968 969962 Cosy Casa Plumbing (Albox) ……............................950 425049 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Knowles & Abbott …….........................950 137197 / 606 807797 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041

PLUMBING, HEATING & SOLAR SUPPLIES El Almacen del Instalador (El Real) ...............................950 459306

POOL COVERS Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Enclose My Pool ..................................606 040462 / 670 510097 Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 365 Cleaning & Maintenance .....................................627 292601 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 D & J Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Exclusive Holiday Villas (See p.2)......634 389820 / 634 389831 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 470778 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 Hidro-Sport S.L. (Pebbletec) .................................…950 581407 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 Oasis Pool Cleaning Services ............634 332170 / 634 332178 Pedro Suarez S.L. .....................................................950 478786 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bedar) ..........................637 915898 Pool Medics ……………...................................……….634 353525 Procare Pools (Arboleas) ..........................................642 370681 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …..................….950 475241 Triton Pool Maintenance (Bedar area) .......................666 103987 Tropicana Pools (Antas) .......................950 069288 / 650 906114 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582

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POSTAL SERVICES Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquia) ..............950 634388 / 627 635514 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..663 302740 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ................................................950 393835 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) (DHL)...................................950 475712 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 654 590258 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631

PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN A1 Cheapest Print ….....................................………622 493499 Arc Angel Services (Leaflets & Distribution) .950 469655 / 634 325185 Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 620799 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Impresiones Directas (Albox) ………………950 430291 / 647 647926 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 393835 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 475712 Portilla Graficas ................................ 950 591900 / 605 162709 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See front cover).....950 133492 Racing Color S.L. (Antas) …................................…..950 459156 Sign Works (Baza)........................................................646 359837

Elite Property Services ...............................................677 Exclusive Holiday Villas (See p.2)......634 389820 / 634 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 Homes & Beyond .....................................................950 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 24hr Casaserve .....................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 365 Maintenance Services ...........................................627 292601 KJ Property Maintenance (Albox /Arboleas) ............608 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0044 (0)1293 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Exclusive Holiday Villas (See p.2)......634 389820 / 634 389831 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 Jasmine Construction C.B ..........................................659 185189 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Procare Property Service (Arboleas) .......................642 370681 S.M.S. Building Maintenance ……………950 930536 / 634 306690

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS 2Be Property Solutions (Huércal Overa)..950 616516 / 616 562447 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Property Services .....................950 060135 / 660 734323 Almeria Rentals ................................ 650 764623 / 648 523073 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) …...............950 619227 / 626 578164 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 670 869533 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) …………......................….950 478643 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254

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Loufa S.L.(Mojácar Pueblo) …..........................……..950 472773 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935

Mojácar Holiday Services .................950 699947 / 670 650872 Rentmeahome (See p.5).......................951 914195 / 636 266641 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) ...................................647 901478 Sierra property Rentals (Beédar) ...............................678 587007 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562 Stoney's Property Services ………........671 896391 / 634 678651 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 759053 The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 475241 Vera Holiday Rentals .............................................634 347109 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052 Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …........................………950 478383 Mojácar Property Maintenance & Decorators ………..649 304441 Netforce .............................................. 646 042729 / 667 799796 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ................950 475800 / 607 146352 Noble Services ...................................................... 692 188200 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651

PROPERTY PROMOTERS Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Elegant Homes Online S.L. ..................950 102332 / 687 629777 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar ......................................................950 469496 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Key Mare (Vera)........................................................902 390090 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 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

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RADIO STATIONS

Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Mal Van Man ............................................................662 569138 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 Orange Box ...........................................................610 887757 Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 REFRIGERATION St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Thermotech …………….....................…950 069637 / 699 856372

Cadena Ser Levante (Spanish, local and national) ....950 615006 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864 Plusfm ……….................................….609 818283 / 617 528121 Smooth FM online ...............................627 767254 / 634 357868 Spectrum FM (Coastal 90.8 & inland 96.1) ...................950 615142

REMOVALS & STORAGE See also Van & Man Hire A2B Removals (Spain/UK) …...........................……..634 249787 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ……...........…………..600 225 929 Countdown Removals (UK/Spain/UK) ..................…678 855994 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 049524 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183

Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234 The Attic (House Clearance) …….….672 184354 / 648 250699

RESTAURANTS See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Agua Amarga La Chumbera ............................................................950 168321 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213

Aguilas Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 La Vía ........................................................................646 430496 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946

Albox Club de Tenis …….....................................…………..667 El Gallego ...........................................950 120590 / 615 La Cena ……........................................……………….950 Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 La Parrilla ................................................................950 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639

671578 717978 430930 430024 430145 231507

Antas Asador Gloria …..............................…...950 453150 / 625 Cortijo Carlotta ......................................950 619226 / 638 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950

668613 549646 459081 453048

Arboleas El Mirador …………….............................................…678 Happy Garden .........................................................950 Hostal Meson ………..........................950 430137 / 635 J & B Removals (Albox) …......…………625 692273 / 616 888058 Hotel Rural Azabache ............................................690 James & Son Removals, Storage & Pet Transportation .651 519307

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El Local ……………….............................................….633 684855 El Elpalme …………...........................................…..950 469569 Los Mellízos …………................................……………667 919025 La Fuente .................................................................950 469185 Las Alparatas Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 La Capilla (See p.11) ................................................950 479305

Bédar

Cabrera

Lijar

Los Pastores .............................................................950 468002 Mesón La Hoya ........................................................638 298507

Cortijo Grande

Limaria

Casa Los Pinos ……......................…..950 468236 / 619 136877 Welcome Stranger …........................………...........….950 432719

Cucador La Vida

Los Castaños

……….................................….........……….950 634562 Cortijo Las Piezas ........................……..950 951498 / 634 780943

Desert Springs Resort

Los Gallardos

El Chiringuito Pool Bar ………................................…678 746706 Apolo ……...................................................…………..600 El Torrente Restaurant …....................................……637 861590 La Cumbre ...................................... 950 888126 / 629 The Crocodile Club ...................................................678 746706 Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 La Montaña ................................................................670 589788 Lucainena de Las Torres

495182 030438 810143 506869

El Marchal

Venta el Museo ........................................................950 364200

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

Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo

El Pinar Bar El Pinar ........................................634 363834 / 634 397559

Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 Góndola ....................................................................950 La Diligencia 1880 …...............………..950 460949 / 627 La Plazoleta ……….........................................…….666 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950 Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950

Al Punto (Brazilian) ..................................................950 475899 Antonella (Italian) (See p.15)............................……..950 450215

460588 133154 133928 949392 711997 460604 617131 133043 133193

La Alfoquía Beccy’s Bar La Unión .................................................950 634533

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Arriba ................................................950 615591 / 654 Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 Azeefa (Indian) ...................................950 109758 / 660 Badgers ...................................................................950 Bar Alizee ...............................................................950 Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 Burladero ...................................................................950 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 Cantina Don Pancho ................................................950 Capri (Italian) ..........................................................950 Captain’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant ...........................617 Casa Egea .................................................................950

595826 472951 173987 478525 091810 473099 615041 414793 472543 615067 477797 472190

Casablanca ...............................................................950 472474 Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 472924 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Deseo ....................................................................670 018035 Dolce Vita ...............................................................950 478470 El Albir .....................................................................670 500843 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Corralejo (Mexican) ..............................................950 615537 El Gaucho ................................................................950 478846 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 472995 / 634 899515

Eudoxia (Greek) ……….................................………. 663 314445 Felipe San Bernabé ….......................……………….950 475966 Imperial (Italian) (See front cover)............................950 478098 Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Karma (Indian) ......................................950 615231 / 600 483614 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 La Cabaña ..................................................................950 615179 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 478941 La Caracola .............................................................622 520925 La Cometa ...............................................................950 615209 La Estancia …….............................................………654 562396 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Lupe …………….........…………….950 475980 / 610 230816 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181 La Parata (See p.7)..............................................…950 478186 La Peseta …………......................................…………950 472292 Los Amigos …….................................…………………950 478489 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 437131 Meson de Perico ....................................................950 615582 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ..............................950 472002 Mojo’s ..............................................950 808545 / 674 113218 Neo Beach Club .(See p.29).....................……………..950 473006 Neptuno Beach Club (See p.17).............................…616 005387 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano (See p.7).........................950 615151 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Pastis (French) ..........................................................950 091827

Playa Blanca ............................................................950 473001 Posada del Candil, Hostal La Parata .....950 472670 / 605 280984 Restaurante Mediterráneo ..........................................950 472268 Sal Marina .................................................................950 472405 The Crazy Cow ……………........………697 465620 / 634 386140 The Irish Rover ........................................................950 473135 The Kimrick .................................................................950 475198 The Lemon Lounge …………...............................…….950 472659 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Viva .........................................................................637 270594

Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101

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El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Napoli (Italian) .........................................................950 472976 Pulcinella (Italian) ......................................................950 478401 Restaurante Aires del Sur ................606 061811 / 950 478014 Restaurante Mamabel's ....................... 663 700542 / 950 472448 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625 103672

Palomares

The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682

Villaricos Goah ........................................................................950 La Esperanza ............................................................625 Los Angeles ..............................................................617 Don Tadeo ..................................................................670

467030 737025 952760 860386

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

ROOFING

Oasis Bar & Restaurant ...............................................950 888476

Alan ……...........................................….950 450347 / 600 268176

Partaloa Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….671 608498

Pulpí

RUGS & CARPETS Albox Rugs (Albox) ...........................607 375697 / 950 633149

El Saloon .....................................................................665 731798

Pueblo Laguna Dalí ............................................................................950 132345 Restaurant Laguna …………….........................……..950 132566

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

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

Turre Chili .................................................608 802227 / 950 468425 Greg & Co ..............................................................950 617698 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real).......678 048808 / 665 258680 La Estancia (Argentinean) ….............654 562449 / 695 167831 La Pará …………………….................................…….637 545590 Pizzeria El Desvío (Turre) ........................................607 804488 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950 479646 Taj (Indian) ..................................................................950 479607

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

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

Vera Playa b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 El Balconcito .............................................................635 La Buena Mesa ……………................950 467222 / 610 La Pampa (Argentinean Grill) ……….950 397702 / 671 Lua (Italian) ...............................................................950

642856 589909 356387 653116 478202

RURAL TOURISM 2 Poplars (Velez Blanco) ……...............................….670 243856 Cortijo Pocio de la Nava (Mojácar) ............................670 777752 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424

SATELLITE TV ABC (A Better Climate) ........................647 247494 / 950 092604

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Inside Out In Europe S.L. ………......677 114576 / 695 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …….950 459060 / 649 Screenmasters .........................……..680 777789 / 677 The Patio People ………….......................................610 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677

118960 482677 152911 345011 351324

SCUBA DIVING Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968 Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 Molasub (Villaricos) ............................950 467572 / 675 SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669

493215 049229 321404 040963

SECOND HAND Anne’s Treasure Trove (Turre) ..................................950 930462 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 344565 Designer Thrift (Albox) ...........................................950 064576 Second Hand Furniture (Mojácar Playa) …………….600 268176 Second Time Around (Albox) .......................................950 431871 Selecciones (Turre) ..................................................634 347295 The Fundraiser (Turre) .............................................664 620288

ACS (Vera)..........................................696 049588 / 950 467832 Cuevasat ...........................................950 523740 / 628 153340 dmatch digital services SL (See back cover) 950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa-digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Skystars (Albox) ......... .......................687 042335 / 667 366797 Solo Satellite & Air Conditioning ........950 528334 / 699 909737

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 Lymasur (Vera) ……..........................950 390732 / 609 Septic Tanks Cleaned ……….....................…………..675

088966 768587 366355 442695 838808

SEWING Aldana Dressmaking & Alterations …..........………….658 588439 Alice .........................................................................666 617037 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 056788 Coser y Planchar (Zoco Centre, Mojácar Playa) ….680 163780 Coser y Planchar (Vera) .........................................689 303765 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 503875 Lola Alterations & Repairs (Mojácar Playa) .950 475994 / 637 963835 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 273335 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 479278 Shandmade (knit & sew) ............................................630 833873 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626 319907

SHOE REPAIRS

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

Shoe Repairs (Mojácar Playa) ..................................660 469449

Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097

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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 Ian (Hand Painted) …………….....................………..634 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 Portilla Graficas .......................................................605 Wrap It Up .................................................................679

620799 953722 313796 162709 162709 695999

SKIN TREATMENTS

Francesca Herman (See p.19)....….......................….687 480694

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

SNOOKER HALLS CD Snooker Mojácar ............................634 364311 / 609 026526

SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy

d match digital services (See bacj cover)..................950 472947 Ecocorp (See p.3)........................................................671 716597 HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ............................609 888549 / 950 468230 Hispavan Solar ..................................950 047033 / 687 845730 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 139568 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240

SOLICITORS AG-2 Asesores / Silvia Muñoz (Vera) …...............…..950 133617 Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 473046 C & P Solicitors (Mojácar) ……………950 460731 / 675 383 160 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 Javier Loustau (Mojácar) .........................................950 475086 José Francisco López Molina ...............950 133607 / 635 189986 Miguel Angel Rojas Benitez .......................................950 615404 Pablo Suarez (Purchena) ..........................................610 014680

Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950

460999 412321 390282 615038

SPAS Hispavan Caldera Spas ....................950 047033 / 687 845730 Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .........................................950 472845 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

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SPA SERVICING & CLEANING

Indalphone ...............................(Mojácar) 950 475784 / 622 455 608

True Blue Pools & Spas ..........................................661 148998

SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE Debbie James ..........................................................687 619239 Fabienne Coatrieux (Mojácar Playa) .........................634 300244 Ray Daniel ……...................………...........................617 741564

STAINED GLASS Janet Broady ….............................…..950 130627 / 628 809027 Keith ……………….................................................…..625 167081

STONEMASON The Stonemason - Ben Blake …….......................….652 294131 Indalphone ...........................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 SURVEYORS Philip Chesler (Chartered Surveyor).............................687 814369 MaxiMovil – Plus S.L. Orange ................................950 393538 Property Inspection Report (Architect D. González) ..686 846624 Next ..........................................................................950 479369 Sapphire Surveyors ………...................950 064725 / 671 208782 Servcom (Turre) ........................................................902 023268 Telitec Connections S.L. ..............……902 889070 / 965 743473 SWEET SHOPS WiFi Internet .............................................................950 615156 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 TILING & PATIO WORK La Vida Dulce Sweet shop (Albox) .........................671 851135 1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 TAKEAWAYS 365 Tiling Services.....................................................627 292601 See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 & Chips & Pizzerias Azeefa (Indian, Mojácar Playa) .............950 109758 / 660 173987 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Cornish Pride (Albox) …....................................………666 618933 Alan the Builder .......................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472995 / 634 899515 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 Karma (Indian, Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 475788 Arboleas Paving ……………...............................…….636 092632 Taj (Indian, Turre) ........................................................950 479607 Borders .....................................................................647 803030 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 TATTOO ARTISTS Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .......................................................... 697 678708 TAXIS (Legal) Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298 Levante Area Taxis (Mojácar, Turre, Los Gallardos, Bédar, Garrucha, Vera, Cuevas, Antas) ............................................950 226161 TIMBER SUPPLIERS Wood2Go ..............................................950 614050 / 606 156151

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Albox-Online ………..............................…………….950 AlmeriNet-Cheap Calls .........................950 479517 / 627 Euphony Mojacar .........................................................677 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950

Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Nautarium (Sea Museum) (Garrucha) ………………….950 139554 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 091111 TRANSLATING see Interpreters 027758 146592 TRAVEL 479502 Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) …………................950 469061

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Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 Ferri Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 Mojácar Tours (Mojácar Playa) ..........................…..950 Thomas Cook Holidays (Roquetas) ...........................950 Viajes Yedra Tours (Aguilas) ...................................968 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................968 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950

393472 472333 475757 334196 412498 410197 121021

UPHOLSTERY Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ...............664 503597 / 634 320990 Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315 Unicraft (Upholstery) .................................................692 176069

TUITION Alpha Spanish Tuition .......................950 133508 / 627 670255 Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ...........678 490639 Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre .........................950 615489 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Espanglish .........................................950 390037 / 950 392876 Gemma (Spanish classes) ....................................600 804248 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Guillermo (Spanish conversation, Antas)...................647 525639 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Guitar Lessons (Chris Pottle) ................................950 437606 Guitar, Bass, Music Theory Tuition (Almanzora area) 681 286291 Jane Catchlove (Piano/keyboards/violin A.R.C.M) ...950 634402 Jose (Spanish Lessons) ..........................................667 303376 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)..950 047026 / 671 608519 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Leticia (Spanish Conversation) ……......................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Native Spanish Teacher (All levels) ………………….670 619017 Native Spanish Tuition ..............................................661 654812 Pencils English Academy (Garrucha)..........................634 314110 Penny Baltrus (Piano) ...............................................662 517106 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Piano tuition. Terry Peace (Limaria/Albox.) ...............868 931815 Professional Writing Services …..........………………..662 067490 Sam Catchlove (Professional drum/latin percussion) ..950 634402 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 Tennis Coach (Diego Rodriguez) ........950 393851 / 607 021280 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

VAN & MAN HIRE See also Removals & Storage A-A Cargo …………...........................950 064778 / 634 337185 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ……...........…………..600 225 929 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 Justin ……….........................................................….627 907207 Mal Van Man ............................................................662 569138

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682 White Van Man (Paul) ...............................................634 779231

Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Seth Pittham (Zurgena).......................950 634477 / 666 826886

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Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 755522 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 439671 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950 478335 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095

Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Fernando ................................................................. 677 UNIFORMS Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................950 472662 Help with Papers (Mojacar) ......................................634 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218 Hispavan vehicle importation ..............950 047033 / 687 Talleres Daydo (Antas Real) ….……….950 459116 / 607

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Steve Kelly (Auto Electrician) Mojácar …..........……..607 Taller Daydo (El Real) .........................950 459116 / 607 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950

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VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE) Adam .........................................................................693 Albox Service Centre S.L. …....................................662 Auto Frio .............................................950 104488 / 600 Auto Tune ...............................................................600

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Cool Air (Air Conditioning) .................950 472432 / 673 DB Autos (Kyle) ……………...............................…….678 Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 Mobile Tyre Service ..................................................672 Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678

195872 WATER (Tanker Delivery) 487689 Sierra Cabrera Water ...................…………………….693 866558 824974 WATER TREATMENTS 798173 955607 Ashley Reliable Plumbing ………..........................…..610 052407 Healthy H2O .....................................968 437270 / 647 424430 VEHICLE SALES JF Supplies Albox ………...............….950 064315 / 660 350246 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 439671 Water Filters ……................................................…….600 063303 Automobiles Bajuma S.L. (Antas) .............................662 167758 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 WEB DESIGN CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 A1 Web Design ………..........................................….622 493499 Kia Motors (Vera) Stuart Campbell ….................…..667 549649 Cuantiva Mobile Web Design & SEO 950 472662 / 664 704008 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Divine Logix ...........................................................617 401332 Nissan (Albox) ………..................................................950 430856 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 460814 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 I.b.Limaria Website Construction ..........................868 931815 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Image Suite ………........................................................647 918 848 Taller Daydo (Antas) …...............……950 459116 / 607 373298 Limon-group .......................................868 931841 / 659 306519 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 VEHICLE SHIPPING Car Shipping ………………UK 0044 1704 575983 / 671 101220 Paginasweb .......................................902 005799 / 911 011505 Red Y Web .................................................................661 463834 VETS Sicbero Computer, Website & Networking Serv. 950 467020 / 693 631103 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 WebIndalo .................................................................648 514323

WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826

WEIGHT LOSS See Diet Plans & Weight Loss WINDOW CLEANING

Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ....950 475213 Emergencies:

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Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 092632 Cristal Clear Windows (Mojácar) …..........……………634 347193 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 James & Craig ......................................634 351052 / 652 294104 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ......................634 255373 Portilla Window Cleaning ..........................................605 162709 Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 Teresa Jimenéz …………….............................……..636 119538 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665

WINDOW TINTING Pro Sun Solutions ......................................................679 695999

WINDOWS & DOORS Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Andalucian Glass C.B. ........................630 231644 / 636 838484

Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) .................950472262 Emergencies: 629 099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876

WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS Rod Bridges ………...............................950 473035 / 687 261280

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Direct Trade Windows ............................................. 662 118785 Valley Wines and Beer ..........................................662 153834 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 WOOD & PELLET STOVES Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680 743311 Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ..........950 473104 / 669 143036 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 090625 Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Speedyfit (See p.4)..................................950 439228 / 600 006032 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121

WINDSCREENS Guardian Express ….......................................……..902 111555 Pro Sun Solutions ....................................................679 695999

WINES Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) ................ 950 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……...........................….950 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615

478786 411538 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 617131 ZOO & PARK 265092 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236

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What’s On Ballet

Opera

Cinema

The Víctor Ullate Internationally famous ballet company perform “Jaleos” “Y” & “Après toi” on March 21st at 9.30pm, Auditorio Maestro Padilla, Almería city. Tickets are 20 & 23 euros.

“Carmina Burana”, interpreted by La Fura dels Baus opera company and the Almería city orchestra and choir comes to Auditorio Maestro Padilla, Almería city on February 14th & 15th at 9.30pm. The large cast of performers, orchestra and choir are conducted by Michael Thomas. Tickets are 28 & 32 euros.

Huércal-Overa are showing a series of films in their original English language. The “Silver Linings Playbook” a romantic comedy, is screened on Thursday, February 20th, and “The Hobbit” on Thursday, March 13th. Both performances start at 8pm at the municipal cinema. Ticket prices are a nominal amount.

Show Spectacular

Aguilas Carnival

“Pinocho”, Musical-Teatro-Circo is a spectacular show based on “The adventures of Pinocchio”, and is for audiences of all ages, especially children! It is staged on Sunday, February 9th at 6pm, Auditorio Maestro Padilla, Almería city. Tickets 12 & 15 euros.

The assorted carnival events start on February 27th. The large processions are on Sunday, March 2nd , Tuesday, March 5th, & Saturday, March 8th, all starting off from 6pm. Fireworks ends the carnival on March 8th at midnight at the port area. On Friday, March 7th there is a drag queen procession starting at 6pm.

Theatre “Quartet: Four old friends looking for a bit of harmony” directed by Lind Hands with Roger Dickman, Jacqueline Welby, Peter Hands & Janet Franklin, at the New Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Performances are on Friday, Saturday & Monday, February 7th, 8th & 10th at 7.30pm. & Sunday, February 9th at 3.30pm. Tickets 10 euros from PC Playa: Mojácar playa, Connections: Turre, or call 629 252 292 or email cantoria.info@gmail.com

Concerts Isabel Bes Sat. Feb. 8th, 7.30pm. Hotel Mexico, Vera Playa. Isabel Bes sings a collection of Edith Piaf standards. Price 30euros inc. buffet, with proceeds to Vera Lions Assoc. For bookings or info call Carlos, 610 681 068 / 950 525 761. Tickets for concerts in Almería from the municipal ticket office in the Teatro Apolo, 25 Rambla Obispo Orberá, Almería city, tel: 950 230 922. Mon- Fri, 10.30am-1.30pm & 6-8pm, or Saturdays, 11am-1pm. Tickets can be purchased from 2 hours before performances at the venue or from www.ticketmaster.es or call Ticketmaster: 902 1500 25. Main branches of ‘CaixaBank’ have machines which issue tickets; including Vera near the church square.

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What’s On Exhibitions Picasso. An exhibition of 51 rare works and techniques by Pablo Picasso can be seen in Almería city until March 24th. The collection included ceramics, engravings, and lithographs, and illustrates the use of other artistic mediums as opposed to his famous paintings. The exhibition has been organized by the 'Unicaja' art foundation and can be seen at their cultural gallery, Centro Unicaja de Cultura, 11 Paseo de Almería, Almería city. Opening hours are Mondays to Saturdays, 11am-2pm, and every evening except Saturday from 6pm-9pm. Carlos Pérez Siquier born in Almería in 1930 is considered to be a very important Spanish photographer who has won many awards. A large collection of his photographs is held at the Museo Casa Ibáñez at Olula del Río. This museum and the photographer have lent 122 photographs for two exhibitions in Almería city. 93 black and white photographs are on display at the Centro de Arte Museo de Almería (CAMA), the art exhibition area of the Almería museum situated at Plaza de Carlos Cano, Almería city until March 16th.Opening hour s Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am-2pm and 6pm-9pm; Mondays, 6pm-9pm and Sundays, 11am-2pm. Admission is free. 29 colour photographs can be seen at the Patio de Luces display area at the Almería Diputación building until February 10th. The selected works will then be on exhibition back in the Olula del Río museum.

“The Golden Wood” (El bosque dorado) is an exhibition of 200 photographs by the Finnish photographers, Ritva Kovalainen and Sanni Seppo, taken over two decades exploring the aesthetic beauty of woodlands as well as their ecological importance and their spiritual significance. The exhibition is at the Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía (CAF) 9 Calle Pintor Díaz Molina, Almería city. The exhibition is open from 11am-2pm and 5.30pm-9.30pm every day except fiesta days. 2014 “Itinerarte” travelling Contempory Ar t exhibition organized by the Junta de Andalucía. This features 41 works by 8 artists. The exhibition can be seen January 29th - March 9th at the Teatro Municipal, Almocíta. March 9th-April 27th at the Aula Polivante de la Escuela de Cine, Tabernas. May 7th- June 15th at the Sala Exposiciones, Purchena.

Miscellaneous Medieval Market. On SaturdayMonday, March 1st -3rd there is a medieval artisan market in HuércalOvera, with traditional crafts, food and drink and costumed stall holders. San Animal Sanctuary A Wine Appreciation evening, tutored tasting of Spanish wines, followed by simple supper, at La Venta in San Juan de los Terreros, 7pm Thursday 20th February, to support San Animal Sanctuary. Tickets 20 euros from Richard Ward, 950 46 62 48.

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The Golden Wood

MACS “Dance the night away”, Saturday, March 1st from 8pm at The New Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. A night of entertainment & fun with live music from Phil & the Invisibles - expect the unexpected. Dress code: Glitz & Glam. Sponsored by Ibex Insurance & Authentic Thai Takeaways and organized by Alison of Professional Fitness. Every euro goes to MACS. Tickets 8 euros (including cava & canapés on arrival) from Macs shops Mojácar & Turre, Tracey 687 251 799, Alison 666 273 168 & The Kimrick 950 475 198. Dames in Turre, next meeting Monday, February 24th 11am, Centre de Usos Múltiples Turre, speaker Dave Sharps an ex. Royal Marine Bandsman, telling us about his life in the Marines and playing some music. Come along and bring your friends who are always welcome. For more info contact Secretary Pam Smith: 950 475 418 or President Lesley Barlow: 950 478 633.

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What’s On PAWS A Book, CD and DVD sale is held every second Tuesday of the month at the Beachcomber Bar on Mojacar Playa from 11am to 1 pm to help raise funds for the Mojácar PAWS Cattery. Forum Golf Society Events 7th Feb, Pairs 2 Man Stableford Scramble at Lorca 21st Feb, Stableford at Marina Golf. - Contact Phil Elam on 666847840 philjelam@yahoo. co.uk, or see www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Club Taurino Mojacar Did you miss the fabulous 'Las Fallas' in Valencia last year? Then book with us for March 18th-20th 2014, B/B in 4* Spa Hotel. 210 euros p/p based on 2 sharing. Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 or see www.club-taurino-mojacar.com

Trips by Carlos March 8th, trip to the Roquetas Auditorium to see the Abba Symphonic Tribute concert with the one world orchestra, singers and rock band. Ticket and coach 59 euros. These are the same performers who have performed the acclaimed Queen Symphonic Tribute previously. March 16th, Cartagena trip to see the opera “Turandot” by Puccini, with a total of 100 performers. Ticket and coach 55 euros. May 19th-23rd inclusive, trip to Morocco, 5 days and 4 nights in 4* hotel with half board in the Ciudad del Norte. All inclusive price of 440 euros per person. For info & bookings call Carlos on 610 681 068 or 950 525 761.

Age Support Almanzora (formerly Age Concern). The shop in Arboleas is now open Monday to Saturday 10am – 1.30pm., in the square near the bakers with plenty of parking by the rambla. Volunteers are always needed. We are in need of more donations of clothes, bric-a-brac etc. Please take donations to the shop, and call in to check the bargains, including a good variety of ladies larger sizes. A display unit is ready for hire if you would like to sell items such as craft or gifts. Call in to view and discuss monthly rental. We have received a donation of a Legend mobility scooter, now for sale with reconditioned battery and serviced by a professional mobility scooter mechanic. It can be viewed in the shop - charged and ready for testing! Sold as seen for 400.euros. Aguilas Carnival

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APSA animal charity Albox. 2014 is an exciting year as the kennels will be moving. We have negotiated a reduced rental on a more convenient piece of land closer to Albox where we hope to home more dogs. Once built, running costs will be far less, and it will be more accessible for potential owners, walkers & open days. For building we need donations! 4 euros buys a bag of cement, 5euros buys 10 blocks & 20 euros a full pallet. Fund-raising of 100 euros would buy a strong gate & 500 euros a complete pen for dogs. Can you fund-raise in your area? Please take donation of money or items for sale to the shop open 10am-2pm Mon-Sat, opposite Jacks in Albox to support the project & reduce the cost of bedding, food & rice. Ring Di on 663 762 642, particularly if you can offer building materials (we can collect) or labour!


What’s On Market Days Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Huércal-Overa, Antas, Berja Albox, Los Gallardos, Cuevas del Almanzora Mojácar, Bédar, Lubrin, Vélez Blanco Cuevas del Almanzora, Olula del Río, Carboneras, Sorbas Garrucha, Turre, Zurgena Aguilas, Vera, Arboleas, Vélez Rubio Villaricos, Purias, San Juan de los Terreros

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Wednesday: Bar Anita, Los Gallardos, Sorbas road after motorway junction Saturday: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road. Rastro, Mojácar Playa, opp. Red Cross, 9am - 2pm 1st Sun. lunchtime of the month: Bar La Montaña Farmers' Market Sunday morning: Los Gallardos Campsite Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village Last Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

The Write Thing Mojácar Community Library Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Los Gallardos, Wednesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel Kate: 950 469540 11am - 1pm .

Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat, 10am–1pm . Avda. Lepanto, Albox (next to Jacks). Extensive English Library, DVD’s and Talking Books. Trips and other social events. Tel: 634 343 147 www.almanzoragof.org

Free Masons Contact: 950 36 90 33

Almería Link Friendship Group Wednesday, 8 for 8.30pm at Hotel Continental, Mojácar Playa. All welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 or Barbara 697 640 698

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch, The Artisan Centre, 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month, 11am. All welcome inc. non-services personnel. For enquiries & Welfare call 634 368 349 www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/ mojacar/news-events.

Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel: 667 303 788

Freemasons in Albox 950 439 242 Ante Natal Classes Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201

The Royal British Legion - Albox Meeting held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 11am, Coffee morning on Elderberries Lunch Club For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. 1 s t T h u r s d ay, 10 . 3 0 a m , b oth Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or at La Parrilla, Albox. Contact Peter Phillips, Chairman, Tel: 693483392, email: Marianne: 950 472 349 p e a t p e e @ s k y. c o m o r s e e Club Taurino de Mojácar britishlegion.org.uk/branches/albox for Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. further details. Everyone welcome, you Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 do not have to be ex services to join. w w w. c l u b - t a u r i n o - m o j a c a r. c o m The Royal British Legion - Zurgena WOW Women on Wednesday & District Branch The Loft, Mojácar Playa, from 1.30pm. Bar Latinos, La Alfoquia, every first Get together, buy, sell, swap, meet new Thursday of the month at 11a.m. Crib, people. 2nd & 4th Thurs of month, 7pm. Coffee morning, 3rd Wed of month, 11am. Quiz, Tuesday Ladies Club Alvaron, Mojácar Playa. Tues, 12-2pm. last Friday, 8pm. All welcome. For details Get more out of your life in Spain.. see www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches /zurgena Loose Women ladies group La Vida, Cucador, Thurs, 2 - 4pm, all Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. welcome. Tel: 950 634 562 www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or tel: Dames in Huércal Overa 950 467 679 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Tennis Cantoria Residents Association Club. Tel. Sue 661 190 190 Library and Meeting Room above the Dames in Spain 3rd Age Bar (near Ole Supermarket). 3rd Monday of the month, 11 am, The Library hours 11am till 1pm Tues, Thurs Parador, Mojacar. Chairman Myra Holmes & Fri. Contact cantoria.info@gmail.com 950 475 491, Secretary Iris Hamilton 950 475 863. Guests welcome. Mojácar Bridge Club Monday and Wednesdays 7pm. in Dames in Turre Community Hall, nr Main Square, Turre. 11am, last Mon in the month, Multiple Contact Les 950 437 100 Use Centre in Turre . Talks, trips, support for local charities Guests welcome. Tel.: Zurgena Air Rifle Club Secretary Pam Smith 950475418 or Contact George on 950 437 024 or 608 President Lesley Barlow 950478633 050 036 Cambridge 800. Diet Plan Mojácar, Wed & Fri; Arboleas, Thurs by appointment. Call 660 681 166 or email rodann@hotmail.co.uk

Psychic Development Circle Various classes at different times. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com

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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 every other month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org The Divine Life Society, Almeria Branch Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar. Evening of Meditation and a talk, 1st Fri of the month, 7.30pm. Spiritual Cinema, 3rd Fri of the month, 7.30pm. Meditation and Yoga classes. Tel Sharon 950 469122 or 672 061 048 or omsharon50 @gmail.com FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). Registered charity. Tel: 667255094 www.face-charity.com The Helping Hands Team Tel: 968 48 29 48 Vera Lions Club Vera & District Lions Club. Valle del Este Gollf Resort Hotel (Cabo de Gata Suite), first Wed of each month at 6pm. Tel: Glyn Williams on 670816332 or Sandie Tinkham on 950439324, for enquiries regarding Welfare please ring 634341176 Almeria Strings Folk Nights First & third Friday of each month, 8pm Jack’s Bar, Albox. For info contact almeriastrings@gmail.com or 634 347 930. Vera Photo Club First Sun of month, The Blue Parrot. Vera Playa. 10am - 12pm. All levels welcome. Models needed. Phone Stan on 687361440. or Sarah 670003717.

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Classic Automobile Club More information from www.a-c-c.es, Harry 629 529 656 email: acclevante @hotmail.com Cabrera Slot Car Club Thursdays, 4-7pm. Tel: 950091130 or 666 274 861 Model Aero Flying Club Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Hayes: 950 478 899 Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) Tel: 607 316 553 Albox Computer Club Jacks Bar, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com - or call David on 950 064 311 Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. For further information please contact Roy Stevens Email: indaloh3@gmail.com Tel: 660 887 723 Betty's Garden Club 11.30 for 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at Miraflore Restaurant, Camping Los Gallardos except in July and August.. All welcome. Tel: 667 887 728 Mojácar Angling Club Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099 Ladies Darts Group Wednesdays 7.30pm at La Vida, Cucador, call Margaret on 950 63 45 62 Pot Black Snooker Club Antas. Tel: 950 459135

Religious Groups & Churches Church of England Costa Calida and Costa Almeria Priest: Reverend Pauline Williams 950 956 166/687 250 860 Mojacar: Eucharist, Sunday, 11am, the church of St. Pascual, Agua de Enmedio, Details: Church Wardens Eric Dore 950 615 105, Pam Carter 667947573 or visit www.mojacarchurch.org Living Water Church (Mojacar) Lively non-denominational services 4.00 pm Sundays, nr the Red Cross, Mojacar Playa. Contact Pastor David Hamilton 950 618 814 or John Garratt 950 529 321 www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com Iglesia Evangelica C/Hermanos Machado (opposite El Arbol Supermarket) Cuevas del Almanzora. Spanish sermon translated into English. Sundays 7pm. Tel Carmela: 950 132 792

Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship Every 1st and 3rd Sunday each month at 11.00 am in the premises of the Spanish Evangelical Church, Puerto Lumbreras Tel 619453283 Paul and Sandra Aguaviva Evangelical Church Christian Centre, 2 Los Segovia, Albox, (next to the Chinese Restaurant) close to the Peugeot Garage. Tel: Rod Southwood, 687 560 544 Santa Cruz Christian Fellowship Sundays and midweek in Albox and surrounding areas. Contact 677 087 257 or santacruzalbox@gmail.com

Support Groups A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojacar area Meetings –Tuesday, 6pm, Artisan Centre, Mojacar Fuente, contact 647 194 090 - Friday 6pm, Living Water Church, Mojácar Playa (opposite Red Cross building), contact 691 394 490 or email mike@aaspain.org for both. On Public Holidays when the Artisan Centre is closed, the Tuesday meeting will be at the Living Water Church.

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 Alzheimer Support Group course. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 472349. Gives advice to Spanish or Englishspeaking families & sufferers. Contact www.turrechurch.com Julia Martos: 676 200733 The Lighthouse. Vera International Family Church (Non Parkinson's Disease Support denomonational). Tel: 637-122-891. Email: Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de tgillicuddy@gmail.com www.the- Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 or 677 688037 lighthousechurch.com Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: 652 293 269 Antas Church In Jauro village (signposted from the Cajamar in Antas). Informal structured worship in a friendly atmosphere. 2nd & 4th Sun each month, 11am., Community Room (Salon Social), Antas village church. Geraldine or Barrie tel. 662 169 691 www.antaschurch.com Full Gospel Church International Committed to a purpose driven life. Sunday, 11am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas del Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 015

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Age Support Almanzora Shop, Plaza Padre Arias in Arboleas village (the square with the bakery and hairdresser) six days a week 10-1.30. Tel: 634333544, MACS Cancer Support Group General Enquiries call 634 328 334 10am to 4pm. Macs Helpline: 634 656 555. Fully Spanish registered charity. www.macscancersupport.com Email: macscancersuppor t@live.co.uk Ostomist Support For Expats Call Paul 868 009 940 or Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. Stepping Stones Carers Support Group Turre Evangelical Hall, Thurs, 11am-2pm. Tel 950 472822 or 677 683385


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Dance

Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 628 006 197

Line Dancing Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, 7.30pm, all levels. Contact: 627 713238

Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130 627 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

Drama Groups Indalo Players Telephone Sue Osman on 950 473 021 or email indaloplayerselteatro @gmail.com Independent Theatre Group. Always looking for new people, novices & full blown Thesbians. Call Ian Jones on 950 436 581 or 666 375 688 or e-mail independenttheatre @hotmail.com The Luvvies Maloan’s Bar, Arboleas. New members always welcome for acting or work behind the scenes etc. Contact us via www.theluvvies.com, tel. 634 346 309 or e-mail info@theluvvies.com Arboleas Theatre Academy (ATA) (Almanzora valley). New members always needed to act or work back stage or with any other activities. Tel. Jacqueline Morris Welby 950439231, or 634 313 531

Line Dancing Carrie 'Dusty Boots', Jacks Bar - Albox (previously Bar Rumores) 7.15 p.m First Steps into Line Dancing, 8p.m Beginner to intermediate. All types of music, no partner required. 3 euros entry. Tel: 627 279 584 dustyboots@mail.com Line Dancing Beachcomber Restaurant, Mojácar. Beginners/Improvers. Mondays, 10.15am. Contact John 666 200 579 Pamela’s Line Dance Club Tel. Pamela: 950 398076

street dance, musical theatre, ballet, tap, cheer leading. Tel 697 861 071 for details. Verasol Dancing Classes 54 Verasol, Vera. Classes include : Royal Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Modern, Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, Oriental Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Dance Classes at Indigo Gym Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Contact 950 475 403.

Yoga Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar Contact Sharon - 950 469 122 or 672 061 048 or omsharon50@gmail.com

Nulinedance Workshops with the Twins. Tues & Fri, 7pm, El Molinico, Turre. Tel: 950 617 660 or L.O.T.U.S Integral Yoga Centre Mojácar. Yoga all levels/gentle yoga. 617 712 036 Daily classes. Tel. Parvathi: 636063560 Dance Classes Ballet, Tap, Modern & Fitness. Mojacar. Sophia Centre Tel. Nicky: 667 479 903 or 950 472 Arboleas. 950 449 451 La Vida, Cucador 662 Wed, 2.30 - 4pm. Contact Liz Hill on 667 Ceroc Dancing Kimrick, Mojacar Playa, Tues 8.15pm 97 94 45 Beginners/Improvers/Advanced all Indigo Gym, Mojácar welcome. Contact Tracey 687251799 Wed, 2.30pm. Visitors welcome. Sharon 950469122 Belly Dancing Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal-Overa & Carboneras. Contact Fatima: 610 472 596

Sol Yoga Centre, Arboleas Tel: 686 400331 Girasol, Albox Call 639 089 170

Bellydance Classes Cortijo El Saltador Mojácar, Turre, Palomares. Call 639 Lucainena de las Torres. Mon, 5:30pm. 724 521 Tel: Brahmani on 600 34 91 51 Oriental and Middle Eastern Folklore dancing classes Tues at Vera, Wed at Turre. Shirin, 607805367, gytanshark@yahoo.es Tea Dances Afternoon tea dance for all sequence dance lovers at Jacks Bar, Albox, Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499. Ready2Rock Rock n Roll Classes Jacks Bar, Monday, 7:30pm Basics to Advanced. Tel: 689892745 or 662 607 371 Dance Classes with Julie Bruce In Turre and Arboleas. Freestyle,

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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 or 647 703 393 wattsmyt@gmail.com Badgers Golf Society Wednesdays & Saturdays. Contact Richard (Badger's bar): 950 478 525 Boxers Golf Society Albox All welcome to join us as members or guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in Albox on Saturday mornings or email peterstooks@avired.com

Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691 Albox Sub-Aqua Club Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road). Santa Irene Sailing Club Meets Sundays 1:00 am at the Tela Marinera, Garrucha Port, opposite the new marina up the steps to the first line of buildings. Contact Ian 650 618 737 or 671 474 385. ian@roriston.com www.santaireneclubdevela.com All welcome. Garrucha Table Tennis Club Tel Barry on 677 174 430

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

Mojácar Veterans Football Club Training Weds 7-9. All welcome. Over 35s may register as an official player. Daniel 637 064 651 or Matt 607 585 624

Marina Phoenix Golf Society Visitors welcome Mondays and Thursdays. Telephone 950 162 727 or 600 353 670

Cazadores de Turre Cricket Club. Welcome new members of all ages and experience just call Sam Lewis on 663 132 487 or Derek Larkins 634 361 941

Valle del Este Golf Society. We play Tuesday and Friday (9:30). All welcome. Contact Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090982

Fitness & Martial Arts Indigo Gym, Mojácar Various activities. Tel: 950 475 403 Slimming World Wed, 10.30, Greg & Co, Turre, call Pam 639 465 631 Body Control Pilates. Classes or private Tel Sharon 638 487 314 Martial Arts Academy Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Antas. Call John Watson on 950 453 681 Academia International de Danza Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons including Sword, Self Defense, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Mojácar & Turre Taekwondo 4 years to adults. Various classes & times. Contact Serge 646844708. www.tkdspain.webs.com Girasol, Albox Karate, Children’s gymnastics, Pilates, Legs, bums & tums. Tel 639 089 170 Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Various activities Tel. 950 449 451 La Vida, Cucador Pilates Tel: 638 487 314.

Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

Aerobics or Pilates Campo de Futbol, Turre. For details & times call Pam, 639 465 631

Cortijo Grande Golf Club Contact: 950 475 509 19th Hole Golf Society La Vida, Cucador. Tel 609 19 94 93

Fitness with Alison At Jovasport Gym, The New Kimrick & Hotel Oasis Tropical. Tel. 666 273 168. Full Body Workout, Pilates, AquaZumba, Zumba, Zumba for beginners, Step Aerobics, Total Toning, Aero-Fit. Tel 666 273 168 for details

Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thur s mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369 Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 608 250 607 - 950 59 28 77 www.tenisypadelindalo.com Tennis & Padel Tennis Sierra Club, Desert Springs. Tel: 687599115 Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 950 393 851 and 607 021 280

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Your Stars Be careful disclosing information. Strength will come from your ability to overtake just about any one. Get friends to help you with the preparations. You have to know what your boss wants if you expect to do your job correctly. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

You must not let others talk you into doing things that will probably limit you financially at a later date. You can come into money; however, perhaps not under the best circumstances. Don't get depressed, get busy. You can accomplish a lot if you're willing to put in a little extra time. Don't let your partner start any arguments. Passion should be redirected positively. Your luckiest events this (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) month will occur on a Saturday.

Finish off old projects before starting something new. Don't let emotional upset force you into the poorhouse. Children may be demanding, and entertainment could cost a lot more than you can really afford. There could be disappointment regarding investments. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

Put your efforts into job advancement. Put your efforts into job advancement. Be prepared to take advantage of your good fortune. Take a close look at any contracts you've signed in order to be sure exactly where you stand. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(Mar. 21- April 20)

(Apr. 21- May 21)

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Reevaluate your position and make decisions about your future goals. Your suggestions for fund raising events will be well received. When the work is done, they may serve you for a change. Seminars will provide you with knowledge and amusement. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(May 22 - June 21)

Look after financial transactions this month. Stay away from social unpleasantness. Make any decisions you have to in order to avoid feeling unsettled. Don't let your partner start any arguments. Passion should be redirected positively. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) Try not to be overly generous. You'd be wise to control your spending so your debts don't get out of hand. Tone down and put some of that hard earned cash into a safe, long-term investment. Seminars will provide you with knowledge and amusement. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

You may have a problem keeping secrets. Your dynamic, determined approach will win favors as well as a helping hand. Include the whole family or those you love. Some of the best opportunities will crop up if you keep an open mind. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (June 22 - July 22)

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) Problems with your boss could lead to unemployment. You must not allow them to force you to rush. Your lover may disappoint you in such a way that estrangement will follow. Go out shopping this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

Problems with colleagues are likely. Relatives may play an important role in your personal life. Family trips or projects should be on your mind. Spend some time with the one you love. Pleasure trips will be satisfying. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

Channel your energy into projects that will enhance your home. Pleasure trips will be most enjoyable and should lead to new and lasting friendships. Social evenings at your place will be highly successful. Curb the impulse to make lavish purchases and maybe spend some time with good friends. Your luckiest events this month (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) will occur on a Monday.

Your diplomatic approach and rather outgoing nature will enhance your reputation and bring you the support you need. Try to spend time with those having similar interests. Find out more, if you want to start your own business. Emotional relationships will be plentiful if you attend group activities. Your luckiest events this month will (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20) occur on a Thursday.

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Jokes of the Month The San Francisco Way

Down Under

The company boss goes up to his four employees with a serious look on his face. "I'm really sorry," he says, "but revenues are way down, and I'm going to have to lay one of you off." The black employee speaks first. "Can't be me. I'm a protected minority." The female employee says, "Can't be me. I'm a woman." The senior employee says, "It’d better not be me: I'll file an age discrimination suit so fast you'll wish you were never born." And so one by one, they all turn to look at the last employee: a young, white male. They figure he's doomed, but then he speaks. "I think," he says, "I might be gay...."

A foreign tourist arrives at the immigration desk in Australia. After asking him some questions, the official inquires whether the visitor has a criminal record. "Oh", said the visitor, "I didn't think you still needed one".

Location, location A surveyor drops by Will’s farm in eastern Minnesota and announces that he has some bad news. “I discovered that your farm isn’t in Minnesota,” he says. “It’s actually in Wisconsin with higher taxes.” Will lets out a sigh of relief. “That’s the best news I’ve heard in a long time,” he says. “Why's that,” asks the surveyor. “I was just telling my wife this morning that I don’t think I can take another winter in Minnesota.”

The Three Bears It’s morning in the Big Forest and the Bear family is just waking up. Baby Bear goes downstairs and sits in his small chair at the table. He looks into his small empty bowl. "Who's been eating my porridge?" he squeaks. Father Bear arrives at the table and sits in his big chair and looks into his big empty bowl. "Who's been eating my porridge?" he roars. Mother Bear sticks her head out of the kitchen door and yells, "For Pete's sake, how many times do we have to go through this? It was Mother Bear who got up first. It was Mother Bear who unloaded the dishwasher from last night and put everything away. It was Mother Bear who set the table, put the cat out and cleaned the litter box. Now that you've decided to come down stairs, listen good because I'm only going to say this one more time: 'I haven't made the bloody porridge yet!'"

The Blonde Joke

Ancestors

A blonde, a redhead, and a brunette were all totally lost in the desert and getting scared. They found a lamp and rubbed it. A genie popped out and granted them each one wish. The redhead wished to be back home. Poof! She was back home. The brunette wished to be back safe with her family. Poof! She was back with her family. The blonde said, “I hate it here, I wish my two friends would come back”. Poof!

A child asked his father, "How were people born?" So his father said, "Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made more babies, and so on." Later the child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, "We were all monkeys, then we evolved to become like we are now." The child ran back to his father and said, "Mom says we were all monkeys!” His father replied, "I'm right, your mom was talking about her side of the family."

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...and next... The Grim Reaper

Faith A preacher fell in the ocean and he couldn't swim. When a boat came by, the captain yelled, "Do you need help, sir?" The preacher calmly said "No, God will save me!" A little later, another boat came by and a fisherman asked, "Hey, do you need help?" The preacher replied again, "No God will save me!" Eventually the preacher drowned and went to heaven. The preacher asked God, "Why didn't you save me?" God replied, "Oh come on, you idiot! I sent you two boats!"

After another heavy snow, old Burt donned his boots and winter coat and slowly made his way shovel in hand to begin shovelling his driveway. The snow was wet and the going was tough. He felt the sweat run down his back, his breathing became harder and there was a tightening in his chest, but he pushed on. He had just reached the end of his driveway when he looked up and saw the grim reaper himself. Knowing this was the end, he threw down his shovel in disgust and proclaimed, "Did you have to wait until AFTER I finished?" Coming Round A man was just waking up from an anaesthetic after surgery, and his wife was sitting by his side. His eyes fluttered open and he said, "You're beautiful!" and then he fell asleep again. His wife had never heard him say that so she stayed by his side. A couple of minutes later, his eyes fluttered open and he said, "You're nice!" The wife was disappointed because instead of "beautiful," it was "nice." She asked, "What happened to 'beautiful'?" His reply was "The drugs are wearing off!"

Values Oly and Lena are shopping in their local WalMart. Oly picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart. "What do you think you're doing?", asks Lena. "They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans", Oly replies. "Put them back, we can't afford them", demands Lena, and so they carry on shopping. A few aisles further along Lena picks up a $20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket. "What do you think you're doing?", asks Oly. "It's my face cream. It makes me look sexy and beautiful for you when we're making love", replies Lena. Oly retorts: "So does 24 cans of Budweiser ... at half the price."

The Question You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed. On your right side is a sharp drop off, and on your left side is an elephant travelling at the same speed as you. Directly in front of you is another galloping horse but your horse is unable to overtake it. Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the horse in front of you. What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation? Sober up, and get your drunk butt off the merry-go-round!

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The Almeria Focus - February 2014  

The Almeria Focus is a local directory and magazine distributed monthly in the Almeria province of south east Spain.

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