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

Contents The Fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen .............................…...10 Focus on Local News …...........…………................................…….12 So Now You Know .........................................................................26 Operación Paso del Estrech 2010 .......................................28 The Beach Flag Lottery ..............................................................30 DVD of the Month ….....………………......…......................................32 More Science Quotes from Kids! ...............................................34 Public Health Service Citizens’ Rights and Obligations ..35 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................36 Useful Numbers ............................................................................82 What’s On ..................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations ...................................88 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94 - Advertising Sales Contact 670 84 92 65, or sales@almeriafocus.com The Copy Deadline for the August Issue is July 20th You can contact us by Tel/Fax: 950 472 441 By e-mail: info@almeriafocus.com By post: The Almería Focus, Apartado 1231, 04638, Mojácar, Almería Layout and design by Jane Milsom

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The Fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen

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uly 16th is an important fiesta in many Mares” (Queen of the sea) or “Stella Maris” (Star An Easter Procession countries, including Spain, as it is the day that of the sea). fisherman celebrate their patron saint. Apart from the religious significance, members Legend tells us that in biblical times the prophet of the public are invited to go out on fishing boats Elias went to live at Mount Carmelo near Galilee. or other vessels for a quick trip. Flowers are often Other monks went to visit him and became known thrown into the sea and the evening continues as ‘Carmelites’ and they started preaching the with food and drink, a dance or a pop group and Christian religion. This movement spread to France, fireworks. Europe and England in the 13th Century. We know that in 1251, the head of the Carmelites was an In Andalucía, fishermen celebrate this fiesta from Englishman called Simon Stock. Tradition has it that Cádiz to Villaricos, and in Almería province from the Virgin Mary appeared to Simon in a dream, but Adra, Almerimar, Almería, La Isleta de Moro (Cabo left him a cloak as a reward for the devotion of de Gata), Carboneras and Garrucha. Inland villages the group. Because of this the Virgin (Mary) Carmen or towns including Cuevas del Almanzora have this also became known as the ‘Virgin of the Cloak’. day as a fiesta, as does Arboleas, Los Gallardos, Huércal-Overa and Purchena. In later years, Carmen became the patron saint of Navy vessels and sailors, and eventually all Roquetas celebrates its own patron saint, St Anne, fishermen. To commemorate her saint’s day, her just after the Virgen del Carmen date, so they statue is taken from the local church, put on a combine the two events, which has been boat and taken out to sea. To carry the statue is recognized as an official tourist attraction by the considered a great honour and often the boat is Junta de Andalucía. These patron saints days are chosen by having a lottery. The reason the statue known as “patronal fiestas”, and usually there is is taken out to sea is to ask for her protection in a male and female saint remembered. Turre has the coming year, ask for plenty of fish, honour a special fiesta on July 25th in honour of the any fishermen lost at sea, and any that have “Apostol Santiago” (St James the Apostle). This is retired. Carmen is often known as “La Reina de los a gypsy and flamenco fiesta and very colourful. August sees the fiestas of San Roque, and Sorbas and Arboleas have San Roque as their patron saint. Sunday, August 15th is a national religious fiesta in Spain, so banks and official offices will be closed on the following day, Monday August 16th. When a National Fiesta falls on a Sunday it is carried forward to the Monday! We apologize for the nonappearance of the June “Focus” m a g a z i n e o w i n g to a n unexpected illness.

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Focus on Local News Summer Courses During July, the University of Almería runs summer courses throughout the province. This year 850 people have signed up for 26 courses taking place in Adra, Fiñana, Almería, Cuevas del Almanzora, Vélez Blanco, Purchena, Roquetas, Gádor, Lúcar and Rodalquilar. The courses vary greatly in content, from climate change, education and justice, Renaissance music and local gastronomy. New Fire Station Huércal-Overa authorities are hoping that the paperwork to start the building of the new fire station will be approved in Seville before the end of summer, so that work can start this year. The new fire station will be in the San Francisco area and will provide firefighting services for Pulpi, Los Vélez areas and the coast. The fire station is planned to be a sister station to Turre, with shared personnel to start with. The project cost is 600,000 euros.

to run the third floor Restaurant above the main auction area of the Almería port. It is understood that the rental period is for 10 years with a further extension of 5 years, and a rent of 100,000 euros per year. The restaurant area amounts to about 600 square metres, and will of course specialize in fish. Alzheimer Centre Vélez Rubio is looking for ways to raise 300,000 euros, the cost of building an Alzheimer centre for the local population. The site for the centre has already been approved, as have the plans. The centre would offer various activities, both physical and mental, and also advice and assistance to relatives. The centre would also co-ordinate all the necessary applications for assistance for Alzheimer sufferers.

Prison Driving Prisoners at the Almería prison ‘El Acebuche’ can now apply for driving lessons. The project is being undertaken with the help of the ‘Mapfre’ foundation, and is designed particularly for prisoners who have committed crimes that include driving without any licence or insurance. The first group of prisoners chosen for the experiment will go on to teach the theoretical side to other inmates. Prisoners who then progress to being able to take practical tuition will be carefully screened Full Moon Celebrations One of the Cabo de Gata societies has collected 1,200 signatures for special events on the nights of full moons. The society consider that evening concerts, street theatre and photography events would attract tourists to the area, and of course provide income the the Cabo de Gata area.

Eat Red Peppers! A complicated scientific study has been carried out by various laboratories in the Almería area regarding vitamin “C”. This is needed by the body but cannot be stored, so we are encouraged to Almería Port Restaurant. eat or drink a daily level. The agricultural scientists José Ortega Martínez S.A. has taken the concession have discovered that red peppers can contain

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Focus on Local News continued three times more vitamin “C” than standard oranges, and red peppers from Almería province have the largest amounts because of the climate . “Blanco White” Prize The multinational company ‘Cosentino’, based in Cantoria, has been awarded the major EuropeanAndalucía prize for continued expansion. The group invoiced 340 million euros in 2009 from the various types of worktops they fabricate, and now have 2,000 workers spread between 14 countries. ‘Cosentino’ future expansion envisages 5 new plants in Cantoria with a total investment of 128 million euros.

of eagles are choosing to stay in Almería during the winter months as the temperatures are higher than many other European countries. Other species of birds that prefer the ‘wetlands’ as their home are staying here because of the increase in water in such areas, and the less severe temperature changes. 10,000 aquatic birds belonging to 58 different species were recently surveyed and it is estimated that 75% of the species that now winter in Spain can be found in Almería province.

Almería Container Traffic In November 2009, a container freight service was established from Almería port using the ZIM freight company. This has proved a success with 10,000 tonnes more merchandise moved in 2009 than 2008, and 7,000 tonnes moved in the 1st quarter of 2010. The freight company ZIM is a major operator, and many clients from Almería have found the new service useful because containers can then be shipped on. The Cosentino group have just signed a contract with ZIM for the transport of 800-900 containers per year to the USA. Pilot studies shipping fresh fruit and vegetables in containers proved that this is a viable means of transport as well. Almería City Webpage A new webpage has been designed and is partially open for visitors to Almería City. The webpage aims to show weekend activities, special offers and hotel prices, and other information. The information currently available can be found on www.turismodealmeria.org Bird Habits Changing Weather conditions and temperatures are changing, and this is leading to a change in the number of birds who come to Almería province, and stay here, rather than move on elsewhere. Regular surveys are showing that a large number

El Corte Inglés The famous Spanish chain of ‘El Corte Inglés’ opened their El Ejido store on May 28th. This is the first venture into Almería province for this company, although Almería city officials have been trying to persuade them to open a store in Almería centre for some time. The new store combines a traditional ‘El Corte Inglés’ with their modern ‘Hipercor’ company, and they hope to attract more than 300,000 customers per year. The store has cost 100 million euros and has a total area of

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Focus on Local News continued 90,000 square metres, spread over 9 floors. 700 considers that every effort should be made to people work at the centre along with another 700 capture a larger share of the market and promote indirect employees. The average age of the new activities in the local area. employees is 28, and 61% are women. Marble Origin Roquetas TDT Problems A row has broken out between marble suppliers The new digital TDT television system is not and architects who are restoring the presidential working perfectly in the Roquetas area. Television headquarters of the Junta de Andalucía in Seville. viewers in this area can obtain the signals from 3 A large amount of marble has been used in the different transmitters, all broadcasting on the restoration and initially there were claims that same frequency. It has been found that where marble from Macael had been ignored. The there is an “overlap” this can result in one signal architect quickly stated that this was entirely false cancelling out the others. Local installers of aerials, and 40% of the marble used came from Macael. TDT boxes and televisions say that it is very He further stated that because the project was embarrassing to fit a new system, and then be a restoration they were obliged to match marble called back for reception problems that are out from the existing building that came from Italy. of their control. Solutions are being sought, as well as a speeding up of permission for some of the local channels that are waiting for Seville to allocate them a TDT frequency. ‘Endesa’ Promise Help Various majors and representatives of councils in the Almanzora area met up with ‘Endesa’ (the electricity supply company), and other officials following the power cuts that left certain areas without power for over a week. ‘Endesa’ stated that the weather conditions were extremely severe, and their network of distribution towers complied with all current regulations. They proposed however, an upgrading plan costing 2.5 million euros over the next 2 years. The mayor of Oria, José Pérez, said after the meeting that he was satisfied with the proposals, but they had to become a reality to avoid such problems in the future.

Galaxy Search The largest telescope measuring 3.5 metres in diameter at Calar Alto observatory is taking part in a galaxy study. The project called “Califa” is designed to find information about the origin of galaxies, with a study period of at least 200 nights. Calar Alto has been chosen for this project because of the high number of nights when the telescope can be used. The Calar Alto team will be working Cruise Ship Traffic Growth with other centres including the Complutense The Almería Port Authority are hoping that the University at Madrid and the Astronomy Institute number of cruise ships that visit the port in 2010 of Cambridge University. The study is expected exceed 60, and the number of passengers to take 3 years to complete. 600,000. Recent additions to the cruise ships that visit Almería include the ‘Ocean Village’ that carries More Albox Action 1,200 passengers and the ‘Eurodam’ with 1,000. The Spanish Ministry for Fiscal and Housing Trinidad Cabeo, President of the port authority, misdemeanors has asked for action regarding 9

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Focus on Local News continued houses built in ‘La Hortichuela’ area of Albox. They accuse the previous councilor for urban affairs, Luis González Wandosell, and other members of the council of fraudulent practice in allowing these properties to be built. They also ask for the builder and 2 architects to be given prison sentences, as well as coming up with the cost of demolition, estimated at 229,000 euros. The present mayor José Garcia has stated that everything will be done to try and find a solution that is acceptable to the home owners. New Traffic Law Changes The new modifications to the Traffic Regulations came into force at the end of May. Fines have been simplified so there are now only 3 amounts you can be fined, from 100 euros (minor offence), 200 euros (serious offence) and 500 euros (very serious offence). If you pay your fine within 20 days you get a 50% discount, and you can pay “on the spot” if you wish, including by credit card. ITV (MOT) stations are now required to check via their computers that a vehicle they are about to test has the minimum obligatory insurance in place. A vehicle owner driving a vehicle with no insurance at all faces severe fines, and a possible prison sentence.

‘Espantapitas’, recently announced these changes and has given the date of the ‘Playmusic’ festival as August 7th at Campohermoso, Nijar. ‘Espantapitas’ performed mostly in Vera, where it attracted an audience of 25,000 at peak. Fruit and Veg Plans Almería port is to build a specialized fruit and vegetable complex that will assist in the export of fruit and vegetables by container. The port authorities are convinced that the main transport medium in the next few years will be boat or train. Recent “test” cargos proved that with the correct handling, fruit and vegetables were not adversely affected. Various large companies are in talks with the port authority regarding contracts, including ‘Van Uden’, ‘Andalucía Fresh Line’ and ‘Katoen Natie’.

Wine Label Exhibition The museum at Terque has opened an exhibition which displays wine labels used on barrels for the export of wine from Almería in the 19th and 20th century. These identification labels give information about the origin of the wine, company names and other details. They show a selection of this important trade, apart from being colourful and decorative. Apart from Ohanes being an important production and exporter, there are labels from Alhabia, Berja, Dalías and Almería city.

Pigeon Culling A new campaign to reduce the number of pigeons at distinctive and historic buildings in Almería city is underway. The Cathedral square is a popular spot, and 400 pigeons were captured in 20 days during May. The pigeons are captured by first putting down dry food, and later food plus cages. Healthy birds are taken away and released New Name The ‘El Espantapitas’ music festivals will not take elsewhere. place again. Instead, however, a new festival Turre Guardia entitled ‘el festival Indie Playmusic’ will take its place. Víctor Sola, previously director of The mayor of Turre, Francisco Ortega, has

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Focus on Local News continued announced that the Turre Guardia Civil headquarters will shortly become operational in their own right again, and also be responsible for Los Gallardos and Bédar. For some years, the Turre Guardia Civil coverage has come from Garrucha. Another project is the installation of 8 CCTV cameras, to be placed in the Avenida de Almería and the Paseo de la Rambla. This is designed to increase security and help regulate traffic blockages.

Rescued Divers at the Almería port were practicing techniques at the port when they found a submerged car, about 11 metres down. Other divers took over and eventually the car, badly corroded, was raised. Investigation revealed that it was a Fiat 131, and had been reported stolen in 1996. At that time attempts to find the car had proved fruitless.

Not Shut! Driving schools are intending to stay open during August, when traditionally they have remained closed. This is mostly because the schools are feeling the effect of the credit crunch, but also because both the theory and practical tests are taking up more tuition time. About 75% of students pass their theory exam first time, but only 50% pass their practical test straight away. Organic Fruit Almería province is the third largest producer of organically grown fruit in Spain with 1,726 producers dedicated to this type of production. 75% of organic oranges, 3% of lemons and 7% of clementines are produced in the El Andarax area and exported to Holland, Germany, Scandinavian countries and the UK. Almería province is also one of the leaders in the production of organically grown almonds. Mojácar Parador Arboleas Houses A special council meeting in Arboleas was held recently regarding “illegal” houses. A complete dossier of all such houses is now complete, and plans were approved to make over 96% of these legal, by modifying local planning regulations. Houses affected include Los Requenas, Los Carrascos, Los Higuerales, Los Llanos, Los Gilabertes, Los Coloraos, El Rulador, Los Menchones and Los Garcías. The total number of houses amounts to 270. The action by the council is the first step in the process of declaring all the properties to be totally legal.

Posidonia Excitement The sea off Aguadulce is rich in the marine plant “Posidonia Oceanica” that is a protected plant. Marine scientists have been ecstatic this year as the plants are going through a reproduction phase that results in seeds being distributed on the seabed. This form of reproduction for the species is not at all common and the present explanation is that the plants are in a very good condition. Mojácar Market The Mojácar Wednesday market was moved from the area near the old football pitch whilst work was carried out on the sports centre and parking facilities. During this period it was moved into the village, near the main square. Now that the work on the parking area is finished it is intended that the market returns to the original site. It is claimed that the old site is easier for most people to get to, easier to clean afterwards, easier for the police to control vehicles, and now has adjacent parking.

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Focus on Local News continued Lubrin Yogurt & Cheese Factory. Meetings were recently held to sign the agreement for the building of a yoghurt and cheeses factory where the old farm school is sited. The project is for a “Model” goat produce factory, to capitalize on the demand for high quality products, provide more employment and act as a centre where young people can learn the process. The land available amounts to 39 hectares.

doing well in this respect, as they started this in 2002. Other EU countries now do the same. Another innovation is that computer programs are now available to the chemists so that they can check their diagnosis and also adverse affects with other medicines.

The Almanzora Palace As part of the proposed restoration plan, Cantoria town hall has re-classified 1,500 sq metres of garden surrounding the palace. The present state of the garden areas is that they were previously classified as non-buildable land. This has now been changed so that in the restoration, some of the land can be restored with garden buildings, now in need of restoration, or to accommodate minor extensions to the palace. A meeting with the Junta de Andalucía (governing body) is planned shortly, to determine how best to proceed. Quick Lesson Police officers pay particular attention to the vehicles being taken out of Almería port and then returned during the busy period until mid September. This year trainee officers from the vehicle division went to the port to carry out routine checks, as part of their course. Before too long they had discovered that a Mercedes saloon car had suspicious paperwork. Two other vehicles were found to be needing further investigation, including one that had definitely been stolen.

ACEM Tapas Route If you have missed out on the ACEM tapas route you can still take part until July 11th. The Mojácar business association started their tapas route on July 1st at The Neptuno Restaurant, and the idea is that you visit each of the participating bars and restaurants to see what they have to offer. 23 bars and restaurants are taking part and you can vote for your favourite establishment, tapa or staff.

Medicine Savings As part of a general saving plan, chemists are being reminded to buy their supplies from central sources, and also sell “generic” medicines, rather than branded ones. Generic medicines are those where the manufacturer’s patent has run out, and they can cost as much as 30% less than Sales and Prices another branded medicine that does the same July 1st is not only the date when the summer thing. Almería province and Andalucía are already sales started, but also the date when the IVA (VAT)

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Focus on Local News continued rate went up as well. Consumers are reminded that the sale price reductions must be genuine with 50% of the stock on display before the sale started. Credit cards must be accepted for sale goods, and if they are defective the purchaser has the same rights as with a normal purchase. Vat has gone up 1% (from 7% to 8%) for those goods such as basic food and drink, bar and restaurant and hotel prices, and by 2% (from 16% to 18%) for most other goods. The additional rise in electricity prices (apart from the rise in IVA) has been put off until January.

returned this way. Adra & Motril are seeking urgent meetings with government authorities regarding the completion of the A7 motorway from Adra to Nerja, which although a very complicated stretch, is only about 50 kilometres in length.

New Parador The Almería cty council have unanimously voted for the inclusion of a new ‘Parador’ hotel in Almería province. This is not the first time there has been such a proposal and in the past plans have been proposed for either the city castle area, or a site near the motorway and airport. The Parador chain More Blood of hotels is state owned, and they have previously Blood donors in Almería are coming forward to indicated that they have no current plans to open give blood, and 2,000 more people have brought another Parador hotel in Almería province. the total number of donors to 12,000. The usual age of a donor in Almería province is between 31 and 50 years, followed by those aged 18 to 30 years. Slightly more men than women come to give blood, and regular campaigns to attract donors appear to be working. Released on Bail Juan Enciso, mayor of El Ejido, was finally freed from prison in Granada after a further court hearing. He was released on bail of 300,000 euros, having been in prison since October on various corruption charges. Enciso has consistently refused to stand down as mayor, and was back in the town hall within hours of being released. He still maintains that he is the elected mayor and will stand for Cabo de Gata election again in 2011. The Councillor for the Environment from the Essential Projects Junta de Andalucía, José Juan Diaz Trillo, recently The Junta de Andalucía (governing body) has visited the Cabo de Gata national park. Diaz Trillo confirmed that projects such as the Almanzora stressed that continuing restoration work was motorway and the Carboneras port enlargement one of the keys to the success of the park.1.7 will not be affected by the general spending million euros has been spent on the restoration freeze. This is because a new scheme for financing of five windmills, five water wheels and seventeen the work has been agreed with the private water deposits. Talks are at an advanced stage contractors. Basically, the contractors will provide for the ‘Cortijo de El Fraile’ to become publicly finance and the Junta de Andalucía will either owned by the Junta, along with the Rodalquilar make payment when the work is finished, or award mine complex, and Diaz Trillo stressed that this maintenance contracts such that money is was a very important development for the park.

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So Now You Know... Saffron Human cultivation and use of saffron goes back more than 3,500 years and spans many cultures, continents, and civilizations. Saffron, a spice derived from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, has remained among the world's most costly substances throughout history. With its bitter taste, hay-like fragrance, and slight metallic notes, saffron has been used as a seasoning, fragrance, dye, and medicine. Cultivators bred wild crocuses by selecting plants with abnormally long stigmas. Saffron was first documented in a 7th-century BC Assyrian botanical reference. Since then, documentation of its use over a span of 4,000 years in the treatment of some ninety illnesses has been uncovered. Saffron slowly spread throughout much of Eurasia, later reaching parts of North Africa, North America and Oceania. Caffeine This is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid that is a psychoactive stimulant drug. It is found in varying quantities in the beans, leaves, and fruit of some plants, where it acts as a natural pesticide, with high caffeine levels being observed in seedlings that are still developing foliage, but are lacking mechanical protection; Caffeine paralyzes and kills certain insects feeding upon the plant. High caffeine levels have also been found in the surrounding soil of coffee bean seedlings. Therefore, it is understood that caffeine has a natural function as both a natural pesticide and an inhibitor of seed germination of other nearby coffee seedlings, thus giving it a better chance of survival. Common sources of caffeine are coffee, tea, and to a lesser extent chocolate derived from cocoa beans. Vinegar Vinegar was known early in civilization as the natural result of air exposure of beer and wine, as acetic acidproducing bacteria are present globally. The use of acetic acid in alchemy extends into the third century BC, when the Greek philosopher Theophrastus described how vinegar acted on metals to produce pigments useful in art, including white lead (lead carbonate) and verdigris, a green mixture of copper salts including copper(II) acetate. Ancient Romans boiled soured wine in lead pots to produce a highly sweet syrup called sapa. Sapa was rich in lead acetate, a sweet substance called sugar of lead or sugar of Saturn, which caused lead poisoning among the Roman aristocracy. In the 8th century, Jabir Ibn Hayyan (Geber) was the first to concentrate acetic acid from vinegar through distillation.

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Cicadas A cicada is an insect with large eyes wide apart on the head and usually transparent, well-veined wings. There are about 2,500 species and they live in temperate to tropical climates where they are widely recognized due to their large size and remarkable acoustic talents. After mating, the female cuts slits into the bark of a twig, and into these she deposits her eggs. When the eggs hatch, the newborn nymphs drop to the ground and burrow. Mostly, the life cycle lasts from two to five years although some have a cycle of 17 years. Cicadas live underground as nymphs for most of their lives from about 30 cm down to 2.5 m. Finally, they construct a tunnel to the surface, shed their skins and emerge as adults. Zapatero José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero was born in Valladolid, to Juan Rodríguez García-Lozano, a lawyer, and María de la Purificación Zapatero Valero and grew up in Leon, where his family originated. His paternal grandfather, Juan Rodríguez Lozano, was a Republican captain executed by Franco's National army a month into the Spanish Civil War for refusing to fight with them. His maternal grandfather, Faustino Zapatero Coronel, was a pediatrician and middle class liberal who died in 1978. His maternal grandmother María de la Natividad Valero y Asensio) was a right-wing conservative and died at age 103. Zapatero was born in Valladolid not only because of his mother's attachment to her family, who lived there, but also because of the medical profession of her father. Juan Sebastián Elcano (1486 - 1526) was a Spanish explorer who completed the first circumnavigation of the world. Elcano took over command after Magellan's death in the Philippines. Previously, he fought in the war under orders of Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba in Italy and in 1509, he joined the Spanish expedition organized by Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros against Algiers. He later settled in Seville and became a merchant ship captain. After violating Spanish laws by surrendering a ship to Genoan bankers in repayment of a debt, he sought a pardon from the Spanish king Charles I, by signing on as a subordinate officer for the Magellan expedition to the East Indies. He was spared by Ferdinand Magellan after taking part in a failed mutiny in Patagonia and he was made captain of the galleon after Magellan was killed.

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Operación Paso del Estrecho 2010

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he Operación Paso del Estrecho, (O.P.E. for short) is the handling of over 1 million vehicles and passengers who want to go back to, and then return from, African ports from Almería between June 15th and September 15th. They are celebrating their annual holidays and ‘Ramadan’, their religious fiesta that starts on August 1st. This is a massive operation, and if it involves the same number of people as last year, Almería port will be the most popular embarkation point after Algeciras. Passengers arrive at Almería port from France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, but the majority work or live in Spain and travel from Barcelona or Murcia. The 10 ferries can deal with a daily total of 13,300 people and 3,450 vehicles. The various ferries go to Alhucemas that caters for 300 vehicles and 900 passengers, Melilla with two ferries and Nador the most popular port where 6 ferries operate. Other ferries go to Ghazaoet and Oran. Prices to Melilla average out at about 34 euros for a reclining chair, 95 euros for a cabin berth and 160 for a vehicle. Nador costs 65 euros for a reclining chair and 80 in a cabin, but Ghazaouet in Algeria costs 117 and 178 euros. All these passengers, cars and ferries need a sophisticated organization and Almería port has a combined staff of about 700 people, from various organizations, for this event. Apart from bar and restaurant facilities for nearly 3,000 people there is emergency parking for 3,000 vehicles in the event of bad weather, a ferry breakdown or similar event. On normal days there are shaded areas for vehicles and passengers and 80 Red Cross volunteers are on duty with their own ambulance, together with 4 doctors and nurses. Apart from medical assistance there are also translators on hand and social services personnel. One of the main concerns with this ferry operation and so many people is that of immigration and customs. Every year, various people take

advantage of the heavy traffic hoping that irregularities with their personal paperwork or their vehicles will go unnoticed in the rush. The National Police and Customs respond to this problem both with extra hands and the latest electronic and computer links. A passenger presenting his passport from Spain or the EU can be checked in seconds as to whether there are any outstanding police dealings or warrants. The latest fingerprint readers scan a large bank of fingerprints and provide an additional check on both documents and persons.

Up to the end of May this year, 56 potential travellers had been stopped at Almería airport and port who were subject to “find and arrest” warrants, or extradition orders. In addition, some 20 Moroccans were denied entry to Spain at the port as their documents were either false, out of date or lacking other paperwork. The National Police at the port have a passport scanner where suspect passports can be compared to examples of correct passports from all over the world. Meanwhile, back at the port, the ferries continue on their way. Weekends tend to be the busiest time when all the various staff are involved. In 2009, there were requests for just under 2,000 translations, 1,500 health consultations and 1,400 social services checks. The budget for 2010 for all this assistance is 1 million euros.

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his is the time of year when town halls have found out if they have been successful in getting flags awarded for their beaches. If they have been successful then the flag erecting ceremonies take place. Town halls that have not got the flag they wanted will by now have received written results of where they went wrong, and they of course are not too happy, with many claiming that the selection process is very hit and miss.

efficient cleaning, information available to the public, safety or lifeguard provision and the condition of beach bars if they are present. This year, Níjar town hall are very unhappy because they have lost their blue flags from last year for Agua Amarga and San José. Both the beaches in question have had blue flags before, and the town hall and beach operatives are well used to the procedure. The mayor, Antonio Jesús Rodríquez, asked for an explanation to what had gone wrong this year. He found that in the case of Agua Amarga, a beach bar owner had rebuilt a wall after the storms but “Costas”, the body that looks after other aspects of the beaches, had put in an objection to this wall, stating that no permission had been applied for. In San José, Níjar council found out that a similar objection had been made to a beach bar that after 20 years was having some painting and maintenance work done.

If you want your beach to be included in the award system you can apply to one of two bodies. To get a “blue” flag you apply to the organization ‘FEE’ (Foundation for Environmental Education), an international, non-profit organization with headquarters in Denmark. If you want one of the “Q” for quality flags then you apply to a Spanish body known as “ICTE” which is independent again, and promotes good standards in beaches, hotels, camping sites and national parks. You can apply Níjar were awarded “Q” flags for these two to both bodies for the same beach if you wish. beaches, but considered that the reason they couldn’t get the blue flags were petty and unfair, So now you have applied, some money changes and did not affect members of the public in any hands for registration purposes, and an initial respect. Níjar also applied for a blue flag for Las check to see how the beach is progressing, typically Negras beach, for the first time this year. They 400-500 euros. Next, if you think you have got didn’t get this one either, but they accepted that everything right you pay your main fee to another Las Negras is an unusual beach, without too much company who inspect on behalf of the flag fine sand, and they wanted to put it up to see Santa Justa station at Seville awarders. This fee for the proper inspection is what happened. Roquetas have also lost a blue typically 3000 to 4000 euros. The inspectors who flag, from a beach that has had one before, and come to look at your beaches are concerned with is considered an excellent beach at Bajadilla. The the cleanliness of the water, and lack of chemicals, councilor for beaches is very surprised that there the condition and cleanliness of the beach, was some problem this year, particularly because they had a letter from the inspection team saying how good the beach was! Mojácar was delighted that this year the three blue flag beaches from 2009 kept their flags, and also the Descargador beach qualified as well. Throughout the province, the total number of blue flag beaches has gone down from 14 to 12 in 2010, and there are 23 beaches that have been awarded the “Q” symbol.

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DVD of the Month The Wolfman

Fans of classic Gothic horror will feel right at home in the moody, moldering CGI-free world of "The Wolfman." Inspired by the 1941 horror classic "The Wolf Man," this tribute brings lush 21st-century cinematography, Rick Baker's Oscar-winning makeup effects ("An American Werewolf in London"), and plenty of blood and gore, while always respecting the original. Benicio Del Toro plays the doomed hero, an actor who returns to his family estate after many years when his brother's fiancĂŠe (Emily Blunt) writes, telling him the brother has disappeared and asking for his help. His father (Anthony Hopkins) is seriously creepy, and the family home is full of cobwebs, leaves and memories of Del Toro's dead mother. The nearby woods and town are so dreary and foggy that the only way to tell day from night is the enormous, foreboding moon. It's hardly a spoiler to reveal that Del Toro is bitten by the beast that killed his brother. It happens early on and sets the stage for all the hairy, bloody violence to come. The surprise is that so much of the evil comes from monsters of the non-lupine variety. Blunt's understated presence gives the movie its one contrasting bit of warmth and reminds the audience of the wolfman's humanity even more than Del Toro's performance does. It seems an unfair judgment considering how much of his time is spent under layers of rubber and fur, but his is the least memorable performance. Hopkins is in his element and, as usual, incredibly fun to watch. He's a bit heftier than Hannibal Lecter, but the dangerous twinkle is still there. If there's one disappointment, it's that the filmmakers tend to be a bit obvious in their foreshadowing, blunting the impact of the story's many twists.

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Cert 15

Director::Joe Johnston Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving, Art Malik Genre: Horror, Mystery, Suspense Length: 94 minutes Available from MOVIELAND, MojĂĄcar Playa

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More Science Quotes from Kids! The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were gleaned from essays, exams, and classroom discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders. Question: What is one horsepower? Answer: One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second. You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it you got hit, so never mind. Talc is found on rocks and on babies.

South America has cold summers and hot winters, but somehow they still manage. Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime. Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180 degrees between freezing and boiling because there are 180 degrees between north and south. A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.

The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.

There are 26 vitamins in all, but some of the letters are yet to be discovered. Finding them all means living forever.

When they broke open molecules, they found they were only stuffed with atoms. But when they broke open atoms, they found them stuffed with explosions.

There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the center of the Earth because of so much population stomping around up there these days.

Lime is a green-tasting rock.

Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be oil.

When people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy. When planets do it we say they are orbiting. Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand. While the earth seems to be knowingly keeping its distance from the sun, it is really only centrificating.

Genetics explain why you look like your father and if you don't why you should. Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they're there.

Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help make water, so sometimes it's brother against brother. Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers. We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on. To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up. In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H's as O's. I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing. Clouds just keep circling the earth around and around. And around. There is not much else to do. Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does. Clouds are high flying fogs. A blizzard is when it snows sideways. Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dog’s tongue will kill the strongest man.

Someday we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any direction.

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Lingerie Provocateur Parties …………........................638 343729 Paul Dances for the Ladies ......................................646 774536

ADVERTISING See Marketing Services AIR CONDITIONING

A Better Climate ....................................699 909737 / 647 247494 ACS (Vera)..................................................950 467832 / 685 742 840 CD Electrical Services ........................662 414043 / 617 410534 Cool Outside (Spray misting) …......................……….606 194945 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436 d match digital services (See p.5) .......950 472947 / 670 084438

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY See also Solar Biomas pellets ................................................607781952 Bio-Recycled Vegetable Oils ….....…….678 490294 / 608 719015 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240

ARCHITECTS

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

ART & ARTISTS

Adolfo Prado, Pictures & Murals ..............................950 472668 Andalusian Arts (Turre) .............................................647 081552 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Delfos Gallery ..........................................................950 615196 Jeremy Fox-Rayner (Art Tutor) .................................653 714767 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanxora) ….663 341904 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ..........................................................................628 458491 Reciclarte (Mojácar Pueblo) ………...................……..680 961068 The Gallery (La Concepción & Garrucha) 950 104228 / 636 411540 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….........................950 450422

AUCTIONS

A & A Auctions (Albox) ………..............950 064545 / 600 007175 Almería Auctions ……..................................................666 045582

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES

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

AWNINGS & BLINDS

Cortinas con Estilo (Interior Blinds) .....950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ..............................................667 652 888 DJT Air Conditioning (Vera) ..................686 817945 / 626 578164 Electrotorres ........................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Ice Cool …………….............................950 064494 / 610 954788 J & A Multi-Services ...................................................667 292227 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration S.L.607 364917 / 950 432110 Penguin Air-Conditioning (La Alfoqúia) ….....…………670 595932 Teletek (Antas) .........................................................950 393115 Thermal Breeze (Cuevas) ………..........950 456877 / 678 182944 Williams Electrical (Andy)........................................…..677 741366

AIRPORT PARKING

AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) 950 290651 / 639 081067 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………..................................606 389550 Park and Fly (Alicante) ....................902 887306 / 661 517890 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante)........................................670 059809

ALARMS

24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 AXA (See Insurance) .................................................950 478763 CD Electrical Services ......................662 414043 / 617 410534 Cheap CCTV Direct ...................................................608 008099 Guardian Homecare Systems S.L. ........950 466472 / 666 255 765

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BABY See Children & Baby BAKERIES

Cornish Pride (Albox) ….................................………634 920434 Cornish Pride (Vera) ……..................................…….619 502647

Águilas

BARS & CAFES See also Restaurants

La Marmita ..............................................................950 449655

Baza

El Paco Borracho …………....................................…696 653748 Café Bar Aranda .......................................................…630 535836 This 'N' That …….......................................................655 149521 Comic Café-Pub ........................................................968 448199 Bedar Gulliver's ……...................................................…….968 411329 El Elpalme …………................................................…950 469569

Albox Bar International ..................................950 120803 / 653 Joan's Cakes & Bakes ……...........................…………678 Kat's Kitchen …..........................................................950 Le Bistro ………......................................................…..666

Cortijo Grande 884517 Casa Los Pinos …............................................…….950 468236 166272 Los Limoneros …………….........................................950 468132 431505 Desert Springs 649330 Crocodile Pool Bar ….................................................637 545620

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin)

Bar La Montaña ...............................697 302129 / 617 577615

Rumores ....................................................................610 641567 The Lunchbox ..…..................................................…..610 601458

El Pinar

Antas

Bar Gloria ...................................…….950 453150 / 625 668613 Bar El Pinar ................................................................950 469036 Oliver’s ......................................................................950 619208 Garrucha Tucan Bar ..................................................................950 619233 The Hidden Garden (formerly Annie’s Place) ............689 496550

La Alfoquía Allbites ........................................................................666 032776 Bar La Union …….................................950 634533 / 677 623176 Bar Los Mellizos ……….........................................…680 966310 Bob & Carol's Bar / Diner .........................................617 921859 Mo's Bar & Bistro ………..........................................950 449635

La Hortichuela Sopranos (formerly Divas) .................620 166719 / 657 443791

Las Buganvillas La Colonial ……………….........................................….636 140307 Roly's Too ................................................................….950 133945

Antas El Real

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

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

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

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Mojácar Alibi ….............….............................................………950 473250 Alternativa …………………......................................... 950 473164 Alvaron …….........................................671 275185 / 637 546581 Arriba (See p.11)..................................950 615591 / 663 267110 Asuntxu ….........................................................………950 472214 Badger’s ...................................................................950 478525 Bar Isabel ................................................................950 475941 Bar Med ..................................................................666 140901 Bar Mesón Felipe San Bernabe …......950 475966 / 631 301368 Beachcomber ..............................................................950 473099 Burladero ……..........................................................950 615041 Cafetería Dolce …….................................................950 475178 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Cafe LaLa ......................................................……….678 202039 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic …............................…950 615344 Captain's Bar ...........................................................950 473246 Casa Pepe (formerly Trufi Bar) …........................…950 615096 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Don Mojito ……..................................................…….664 225459 Eatz Diner ..............................................................…..677 865050 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 El Don .......................................................................607 79703 Gala's ...........................................…950 472308 / 618 539500 Jazz Life Café (Mojácar Pueblo) ........................…….647 724367 Koi ….........................................................................950 615452

Los Amigos ...............................................................950 478489 Mode Retro Bar ...................................……………….670 618017 Moe's Bar ….........................................................…..600 279273 Mojo’s ................................................950 615230 / 667 959413 Mojo Picón ………..........................…..950 472995 / 634 896515 Pipa's (See p.7).........................…………………….….627 564568 Reflections ………...................................................…665 919916 Rusty Nail …………...................................................950 472786 Sands ................................................................……634 309608 Sitio ………...............................................................687 265518 The Blue Lagoon ....................................................600 829518 The Emerald Isle (See front cover).........……..….…..678 914923 The Irish Rover ........................................................950 473135 The Lemon Lounge .............................................….950 472659 The Loft …..........................................950 472432 / 690 756196 Yvi’s Swiss Bar ............................................................686 431758

Palomares Bar Oasis …….............................................................950 467412 Centro Plaza ................................................................950 618614. La Dulce Casa ….................................................…….950 467768

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

Pueblo Laguna / Vera Beach

La Finca ....................................................................697 212820 La Mar Salada .........................................................950 472181 La Parata ......................................................................950 478186 La Rotonda ..............................................................950 472442 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ....................................647 724367 Le Troquet ..................................................................950 475845

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Pulpí

Valle del Este

El Saloon ....................................................................685 987179 Hole in One Venues Bar .......................950 461068 / 647 424279

San Juan de los Terreros

Vera

Mi Cortijo ………......................................................…950 466323 Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208

Vera Playa Corner Bar ...............................................................950 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................662 Gnomo Feliz II .........................................................950 La Buena Mesa ……..........................950 467222 / 610 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 The Happy Castor ……......................................……667

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Villaricos Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 821476 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 467777 La Plaza Sports Bar …….......................................…950 467590 Seron Sam's Bar ……...................................................…….610 044516 Los Conteros ..............................................................950 467582 Taberna Cristina ...........................................................692 588016 Turre Bar Stop .....................................................................678 914910 BARS (BEACH BARS) Café Royal, English Tavern ………............................950 468481 Aku Aku (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478981 Albatros (Mojácar).................................….............…617 405190 BB.me (Mojácar Playa) ….................................……..657 303043 El Cid (Mojácar) .......................................................950 472063 El Paso (Mojácar Playa) ............................................615 644682 El Patio (Mojácar) ........................................................629 287265 La Zarzuela .............................................................689 218208 Los Arcos Chiringuito (Mojácar) ...............…..............950 473042 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) …..........................…616 005387

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Playa Blanca (Mojácar) (See p.25).....671 414084 / 666 406203 Casa de Becque (Cabrera) ……............950 528631 / 663 731536 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030 Casa Diego (Taberno) …….........................................617 171430 Casa Jasmine (La Alfoquía) ......................................950 449513 BATHROOMS & SHOWERS 24hr Casaserve ...................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Casa Jessica (Turrillas) .................... 697 623201 / 666 394707 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Casa La Loma Guest House (La Loma) ............……..648 602261 Artizan (Vera) (Bathroom Furniture) ..950 390635 / 661 985310 Casas Limaria (Arboleas) ..................675 378291 / 678 166252 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Casa Los Arcos (Mojácar) …….................................950 473165 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 Casa Los Naranjas (Cantoria) ….......................……677 364715 GPG-Bathroom Installations ................666 161079 / 950 459402 Casa María (Bédar) .................................................950 398216 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) 950 439043 / 686 400331 Casa Oasis (Almendricos, Murcia) ...........................628 504113 Casa Rosa (Huércal Overa) .......................................699 352305 Casita Río (Almanzora) ………......……950 432250 / 636 860177 Cortijo Bienvenido (Cantoria) .....................................950 634851 Dave & Gilly's B & B (Vera Town) …..........................950 391660 Hostal La Parata (Mojácar) ........................................950 472670 Hostal Villa Rosa (Mojácar) .............................................950 478 290 Las Persianas Azules (Velez Rubio) ..950 068054 / 630 149622 Rims Rest (Oria) ……….................…..950 432865 / 697 326924 The Palms (Urcal) …………......................................678 832036 Villa Janian (Lijar) ..............................950 064259 / 626 328274 Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 BEDROOMS (Fitted) Shower Master screens ...........................................677 604497 Artizan (Vera) ……......................……..950 390635 / 661 985310 Speedy Fit (Screens) ...............................................600 006032 BICYCLE HIRE Tabika Natural Stone (Vera) ….....…….950 390110 / 950 390635 BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 024001 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 413984 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821 Electric & Pedal Bike & Trike Hire (Vera Playa) 608 719015 / 950 467700 BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty Mean Machine (Turre) ….....................................……672 685969 Rock, Road n Surf Adventures (See front cover)...….634 320360

BED & BREAKFAST

2 Poplars Guesthouse (Velez Blanco) .950 068025 / 670 243856 BICYCLE SALES & MAINTENANCE Casa Barranca ........................................................667 071077 Rock, Road n Surf Adventures (See front cover)....….634 320360 Casa Blanca (Ogarite/Oria) ………..............................639 269216 The Bike Shop (Turre) ….....………….608 523182 / 678 612378

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BILLIARD / SNOOKER HALLS

Pot Black (Antas El Real) ……....................................950 459135 Regency Snooker Club (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........670 661447 The Happy Castor (Vera Playa) ……..........................667 767962

BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds BOAT TRIPS

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

BOOKS

Celebrations (Mojácar) ............................................606 693826 Mojácar Learning Centre (Mojácar Playa) …........…950 615489 Tabernas Books …..............................663 121256 / 676 256083 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164 The Word (Turre) .......................................................950 479438 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE

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

BOWLING CENTRE (10 pin)

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

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

BUILDING SERVICES

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 5* Patio …………................................................…..677 A1 Concrete Imprinting .......................618 387050 / 679 A1 Services ...............................................................607 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687

306269 987885 152911 631458 692862 846016

Almeria Builders ……............................................…659 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 Andalucian Con Co Print .................................….…..628 Alex Nebesky ............................................................627 A n D Handy Man ....................................................651 Andalucian Tiling & Plastering Specialists ...............661

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Andaluz Building Services........... ……950 439094 / 664 025044 Antas Building Company …..........…..661 075802 / 697 591117 Armadillo ........................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Borders Building & Tiling ..........................................687 661807 Brian the Plasterer ....................................................680 487036 Construcciónes Los Matreros .....................................647 841750 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 Deco-house (Ismael) …………....................................670 596085 Elegant Homes Online S.L. ..................950 102332 / 687 629777 FMB Plastering ...........................................................697 502470 Futura España ............................................................950 615338 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 GB Construction ..................................950 124154 / 650 129700 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 GPG - Construction Services .............666 161079 / 950 459402 Grandy Building Solutions …....……..........................663 440329 Handy Houseman .....................................................666 361802 ITM Building Services …….......................................677 011079 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................950 528842 / 689 185189 John Blackmore (La Alfoquía) …….....950 449068 / 667 814806 Ken Danaher ...........................……….671 146103 / 647 037971 Leon Morley …...............................…..950 477318 / 695 718270 Lucainena Living S.L. ................................................648 143851 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Michael Bowley ….................................950 472903 / 661 956152 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 637 269731 P. Morgan ….........................................950 132793 / 687 814358

Paul Thomas .............................................................676 R.D.M. .................................................687 056369 / 660 Reliable Building & Landscaping ……..678 114268 / 664 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 686 Superior Plasterers ..............................664 348947 / 950

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BUTCHERS

Ávila (Vera) …….................................................……663 126062 CAR VALETING gb stores (Mojácar) (formerly Mr UK) …...........…..…950 475850 Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939 Juan`s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ….............………950 478409

CARD SHOPS

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Bioflow / Ecoflow distributor ......................................686 929855 Fm Fragrances Distributor .........................................662 515669 Work From Home ........................................................950 066181

CAKES TO ORDER

Cafeteria Dolce (Mojácar Playa) ………................….950 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic (Mojácar) ..................950 Cakes ……….......................................950 528779 / 697 Joan's Cakes & Bakes (Albox) ................................678

CAR HIRE

1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 Auriga Rent a Car (Aguilas) .................................….968 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637

Celebrations (Mojácar) ............................................606 693826 Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 600032 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................636 063393 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

475178 615344 CARPENTRY 921040 166272 A.N.S.T.E.Y - Carpentry & Joinery ………950 619178 / 687 251629 654452 269440 414582 545817

Antonio Gallardo (Mojácar) …..........................……….608 050013. Bob Wain ..................................................................677 161816 Carpentry by Paco ….................................................950 615517 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 907207 Lock Stock & Barrel (Albox).......................................608 673086 The Woodworker (Repairs & Restoration) ..........…..950 528779 Costa Coches ..(Antas Real) 950 459208 (Mojácar) 950 069272 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864 Vida Desierto (Specialist Carpentry) (See p.2) 950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................600 985583 Wildwood Bespoke Joinery …..............950 067011 / 685 955768

CATALOGUE SHOPS

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

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning Anne's Catering Service ….................950 592967 / 699 726993 Anne's Curry (delivered) ………...............................….677 242022 Book the Cooks (Cold buffet specialists) ....................664 853580

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994435 761984 577615 081357 245485 920126 719015

CATTERY

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

CHILDREN & BABY

Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...........950 439331 / 666 903579 Baby Rentals (Equipment Hire) ……...................…….699 648058 Bebebel (Hire)…........................................................661 575532 Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ............................661 751244 Escape Para Niños (Arboleas) ..................................950 431578 Estabelle (Albox) ……................................................666 689463 Funky Monkeys, Play Group (Mojácar) …….......……697 264179 Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 Jack in Albox ....................................652 580695 / 607 598457 Kids’ Club Bilingual Pre-school & Activity Centre (Los Gall.)608 373085 Lorraine’s Face Painting ....................950 064484 / 687 569113 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …….627 937820 Play Area (Baza) ………...........................................695 859536 Swimlife (Baby swimming classes) ……...............…..687 318054 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………...................…661 575641 Mrs Sausages (Children’s Entertainer) .....................662 002590 The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644

Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637 209607

CHIROPRACTOR

Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 Paul Jensen ...............................................................950 460953

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

CLEANING SERVICES

A1 Cleaning..........................................950 472528 / 667 340190 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ..............950 591787 / 634 320990 Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 516955 Arc Angel Services ….................……..950 469655 / 634 325185 Ashby Property Services …….............950 439192 / 607 646027 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 398820 / 662 390453 Crystal Clear Cleaning .....…................................….637 229464 Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482 CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Freshclean KC Cleaning Service ...............................................651 850974 Brian ……...............................................................……628 408197 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Sooty & Sweep ...............950 121927 Emergency 666 223295 Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 New Pin Services ................................................678 875508 North East South West ..........................................671 273335 Rene's Cleans .....................................................677 113987 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315 T.V. Cleaning Services ……………..............................630 865452 Vida Desierto (See p.2)................……..950 473183 / 610 867029

CLOTHING (Personalized)

Pitako (Mojácar) ………..............................................950 615575 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................950 069272

COMPUTERS

Colin (Antas Computer Services) .........950 453622 / 627 717986 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre …….......................….950 393689

CHINESE RESTAURANTS

Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 132948 China Town (Aguilas) ................................................968 414786 Chino Tsing-Tao (Aguilas) ........................…...............968 448548 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133226 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 120166 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Shang Hai (Mojácar Playa) ……............................…686 998409 Wu-Zhou (Mojácar) .....................................................950 472145

CHIROPODIST

Howard Flanders …......................…….950 064672 / 663 488348 Fit Feet ……......................................................………627 598127

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Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Craig's PC Services (InternetCallshop Los Gallardos) 950 398896

C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 Ink Cartridge Solutions (Albox) ……….................…….650 Inside PC (Aguilas) ….........................................…..968 Janga Group .............................................................664 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950 Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950

393350 251399 557428 414263 175404 616521 633015

MultiMedia Mojácar ………..............…950 475823 / 672 042564 Palomares Computer Services ..................................659 353708 PC Call Out Service (all areas) ……….......................680 349656 PC Doctor .................................................................666 849609 Phoenix Computers (Albox) ...........950 523214 / 644 125615 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908 Premier Tec ..............................................................627 564741 Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645 Vera Toner (Ink cartridges, etc) …....….950 391307 / 661 336329

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COUNSELLING / HEALING

Anna (Tarot) ………..........................................………670 897832 Be The Best You Can Be Life Coaching ...................686 929855 Casa Blanca Therapy Centre (Arboleas) ……..............950 439020 Chris Hargan (Hypnotherapist) ..................................950 069238 David Smalley ............................................................662 000354 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................647 821433 Healing into Harmony Tarot / Holistic Therapies ........662 932954 Health Essentials (Alan Middup) .................................610 805777 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Josephine Birt ………............................................…950 124834 Karin …….....................................................………..634 459950

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS See also Sewing

ABC ……….............................................................….627 046467 Cortinas con Estilo (See p.33)..........950 069032 / 678 811125 Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 House of James …………..........................................649 503875 Pitako .............................................................................950 615 575 Soft Options .......................................968 111074 / 687 387092 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907 The English Rose (Albox) …............950 431500 / 666 835939

CYBERCAFES

Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 121149 Choice Entertainment (Huércal-Overa) …………..950 135039 ELC Mojácar Learning Centre (Mojácar Playa) ….…..950 615489 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Leon Cyber Café (Puerto Rey) ….….........................950 133460 Total Entertainment (Turre) .....950 468295 (Albox) 950 121318 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……...........................950 615596 Tuck-In (Albox) ………..............................................666 618933

DAMP PROOFING

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

DANCE ACADEMY

Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……...................…667979445 Luz de Luna ................................................................637 469937 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …….627 937820 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 064252 Reiki by Lynn …………......................950 472432 / 600 821871 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Susan Blair (Counsellor) ...............950 396910 Tina Clarke ……….....................................................670 385923 Victoria Studios ........................................................634 459950

Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 Beverley Foster .......................................................656 346109 Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545

DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT

Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) ..................................950 390655 Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 449121 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 Clinica Dental Garrucha ….950 133333 Emergencies 655 474199

CRAFTS

Craft & Hobby (Albox) .............................................600 817352 Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 Hecho a Mano (Vera) .............................................950 391226 Serendipity (Albox) ...................................................950 431502 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662 443095

CURRENCY

Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 478989 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 478534 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 479444 Perfect Smile Teeth Whitening (Claire) ........………….671 162584 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 132047

DIGGER HIRE

Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) …….............…..647 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) …………................................636 Lubrin Plant Hire (Mini and Micro) .......950 592922 / 664 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 Moneycorp ……………............……….902 887243 / 637 791981

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DOORS See Windows DVD & VIDEO HIRE

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

135039 738957 475003 479438 121318 615596

ELECTRICAL GOODS

Activa (Was Euronics) Mojácar …..........................…..950 615157 Ned ……..................................................................…687 845648 Centro Ferretería Mojácar ...................................950 473111 R.D.M. Builders ........................................................676 034164 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 390129 Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 121069 DIVING See Scuba Diving Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 460832 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950 460832 DOCTORS (Private) Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 ELECTRICIANS Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 DOG GROOMING All Areas Electrics ...................................................676 384107 Abbie (Mucky Pups) ................................................633 219664 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 897533 IsaPeluCan (Turre) ……………..........950 468398 / 667 260938

Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 Maddy (Mobile Grooming) …………….…………...……627 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 Top-2-Tail (mobile dog grooming) ………...............….627

663616 644266 344734 644266

DOG TRAINING

Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Didi Arias (Mojácar) …….....................950 478991 / 639 724521

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

Anglo Electrical ...................................968 006151 / 671 948213 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 CD Electrical Services .........................662 414043 / 617 410534 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres ......................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Fully Qualified Electrician ……................................…670 309878 José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 Mick Groom .........................................667 039805 / 950 478271 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569 Peace of Mind 247/ 7 ............................................... 637 974662

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ESTATE AGENTS

Royan Electrics ….................................................... 607 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 Vida Desierto (See p.2).................……950 473183 / 610 Williams Electrical (Andy)......................................…..677

646035 660409 867029 741366

1st Call Spanish Homes (Vera) ………950 139912 / 661 143871 1st Choice Almería (Mojácar) ...................................950 472002 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 659136399 A1 Property Listings ............................950 479517 / 627 027758 Almeria Murcia Select ...........................950 466465 / 627 308176

ENTERTAINERS

Arriba Arriba ............................................................950 459481 Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 Baz ...........................................................................687 392942 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 124159 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Boogie Nights Karaoke / Disco (Tall Paul) .............692 588016 Brendan O'Dee ………........................950 069264 / 677 763927 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Captain Sunshine …..........................950 618034 / 669 214545 Claire Stoner …...................................................……680 500278 Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 CT Entertainment / Karaoke ……......................……..664 540957 Dj Duncan (Mobile Dj) .................................................697 592761 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Ed Stacey …………...................................................680 355376 Elvis Da Costa .........................................................697 637677 Gee-Bee's Karaoke …...................……………….……618 560070 Graham Steele ………................................................697 616764 Jesse Alonso ..............................................................600 303070 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 Johnnie St.Clair ……..........................950 469622 / 618 150937 Kayley …….................................................................634 261598 Keith Knight ………...............................950 069248 / 670 533767 Kev Moore (BC Sweet, Christie) ........950 069616 / 600 762856 Kim Allen .................................................................699 950257 Lingerie Provocateur Parties …...…......................…638 343729 Mel Jay ……......................................950 092068 / 671 108054 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Mrs Sausages (Children’s Entertainer) .....................662 002590

Angel Property (Palomares) ……….............................950 618054

Arboleas Property Sales .......................950 449647 / 637 909800 Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …....…958 003391 Arroyo Invest. & Prop. Serv. S.L. (Arboleas) 950 449158 / 679 423370 ASR Grupo Inmobiliario (Vera) ..................................950 393156 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 692 697268

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Lifestyle Homes (Turre) ............................................950 618714 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Manzana Homes ……..................................................950 133769 Mojácar Estates (See p.52).......................................950 478935 Mojácar Homes (See p.49)..........................................950 478834. MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132965 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 My Spanish Home ….........…………..950 472308 / 618 539500 Netforce (Mojácar Playa) .................................…….950 472683

Casas Rusticas (Bédar) ...............................................950 398892 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Citrus Homes ………………..................638 849254 / 618 245709 Clover Estates (Albox & Vera) ..................................902 121229 Coast ...................................................950 069583 / 664 244518 Coldwell Banker (Aguilas) ……...................................968 415001 Cole's of Andalucia ..............................950 469592 / 697 640681 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088 Desert Springs Property Re-sales ...............................950 467541 Dursa (Isla del Fraile) ................................................950 478121 Espagna Homes S.L. (San Juan de los Terreros)........950 466044 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 Grupo Dizu (Huércal Overa) ………...........................950 470303 Harmony Homes ......................................................678 612512 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……..........950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate (See p.51)...........950 064543 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 INMOjácar (Mojácar) .................................................950 472930 K7 Mojácar (See p.19) ...........................................950 478555 Kevinspain .................….......................950 064464 / 626 390627

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New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ………..............................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) .................950 475800 / 607 146352 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ..............................950 133508 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …………968 419360 / 628 147408 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Oliver Group Estate Agents (Albox) ……....………………950 121 960 PNI (Albox) ……..............…................950 121201 / 678 421078 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Positiva Property Group S.L. ............ 950 617611 / 671 612451 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.21)...........950 478915

Realtors (Mojácar) ...................................................950 092094 Reduced2sale ……........................……950 450089 / 610 316101 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...............950 432157 / 639 976192 Royal Estate (Mojácar) ......................................…..950 472334 RTA Europe (Commercial Properties) (Mojácar) ......950 472810 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Sol Mar (Albox) ..................................950 120210 / 654 590258 Spain Assured ...................................644 244857 / 644 126582 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Farm Houses (Sorbas) ...............................950 393156 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) .................................…958 003391

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Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 615388 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ..........................…..950 618209 This 'N' That (Baza) ……........................................…655 149521 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) ..................................................950 528440 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) ….......….............................950 472430 VIP Almería (Marina Golf) ..........…..950 102006 / 617 587903 WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..…...678 321111 / 950 467336

Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ...................................950 Jennifer Cunningham & Associates ….................…..950 Mortgage Solutions (Mojácar) …......…950 472032 / 661 Totus Wealth Management .............…950 064567 / 686 Offshore Money Management ...........952 830916 / 950 Positiva Property Group S.L. …....…..950 617611 / 671 VFS Europe (Peter Danniells) …...........................950

478617 472048 389058 509247 398078 612451 478617

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

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

EXCURSIONS

Almeriaspanish .......................................................608 638403 Carib Scoots (Mojácar) ........................639 734297 / 950 450092 Discovery 4 x 4 tours …….....................................…..661 233890 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...............……617 637359 / 950 450343 Mojácar Tours ……………...........................................950 475757

FISH & CHIPS

Allbites (La Alfoquía) ................................................666 Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 Eatz Diner (Mojácar Playa) ..................................…677 Zak’s (Garrucha) .....................................................950

032776 535836 865050 133193

FABRICS

Cortinas con Estilo (See p.33)..........950 069032 / 678 811125 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) …….................……627 251856

FASHION

Boutique Gala (Mojácar) ...........................................950 615229 Cahoots (formerly Legs & Co) (Mojácar Playa) .……950 615512 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 Porto Bello (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 475053 FISHING Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Graham) ...................................647 803030

FITNESS CENTRES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Alison .....................................................................637 465487 See also Insurance and Funeral Insurance Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ........................................950 460545 Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 705502 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065. Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ……...…950 478914 / 626 916443

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FOOD SHOPS

Harmony Gym (Mojácar) ..............................................950 475403 Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) .........................617 719913 Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 X-Tone (Turre) ………………...................................…610 005373

24hr British Supermarket (Mojácar Playa) ……………661 159089 Chillout (Arboleas) ………………................................652 381834 Cornish Pride (Vera) ..........................................….619 502647 Cost Cutters (Albox) ................................................ 950 120691 gb stores (Albox) ................................................……950 431632 gb stores (Mojácar) (formerly Mr UK) ..........….…..…950 475850 FLAMENCO gb stores (Vera) (formerly Busy Bee) ….........……….950 390040 Tablao de la Chus (Vera Playa) ................................950 467165 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606 FLOORING (Wooden) Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 FLORISTS Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ..............................672 Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950

203457 FOOD SUPPLIERS 479496 King’s Foods ...........................................................619 530436 478985 Steve (prepared potatoes) …………....................…….697 426841 120211

FUNCTION VENUES

FLY SCREENS

Andalucian Glass C.B. ................…………630 231644 / 636 838484 Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 30335 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 000700 Cortinas con Estilo ............................950 069032 / 678 811125 Elper Alutol S.L. …………….................................…..639 212220

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

609978 539500 475198 418954 134333

FUNERAL COMPANIES

CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….....................................617 456335 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) ........................................950 478102

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

FUNERAL INSURANCE

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

FURNITURE PACKAGES

Furniture Plus (Purias) (See inside back)...................678 083491 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..............950 132458 / 617 575093 Home From Home Spain S.L. (Antas) ..950 459017 / 661 671176

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE

Mister Screen ................. ……….................................637 159249 Mosqueetos Hate Us ……….............…687 271809 / 677 109029 MozziScreens ..............................................................677 604497 Sol Shaders S.L. …………........................................627 907207 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..................................................600 006032 The Bug Busters ................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. .......................…….950 473104 We Fit (See front cover)......................................…660 052051

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

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FURNITURE SHOPS

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

624286 633288 393244 482456

Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 819407 Lasting Impressions …....................................………661 985319 Lucainena Living S.L. ………....................................648 143851 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Magic Garden (Albox) ….........................................…680 496899 Mainly Mushrooms (Garden Ornaments) ……………..634 601603 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Peter Williams ............................................................672 732385 Potty Fincas ..........................………..950 163930 / 616 855294

Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 In Style (Los Llanos, Arboleas) ................................630 348505 Iron Art (Antas Real) ..........................................….637 259033 KA International (Vera) .......................................….950 392980 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 Rincón Del Mimbre .Vera) ........950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...........................950 064501 / 687 108259 Tronco Mueble (Albox) ..............................................950 120992

Reliable Builders & Landscaping …...........................678 114268 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Spanish Sheds ..........................................................868 931841 The Green Man .........................................................950 064605 Vida Desierto Landscaping (See p.2)...950 473183 / 610 867029

GARDENS

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 A1 Services ...............................................................607 692862 Smith Plumbing S.L (Spanish Authorised)...................950 468041 A1 Concrete Imprinting ........................618 387050 / 679 631458 Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 618320 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting) ......628 408197 Cast Iron Garden Chimeneas (Antas, El Real) .......667 914904 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Eco Gardens ……….....................…..950 523215 / 628 661075 Eden Landscapes ...................................................950 634463 Gardens 4 U .....................................627 968434 / 687 629819 Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Shed Man ..............................950 069763 / 667 238273 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. …….................................651 704916 GLASS CURTAINS Ground Cover ..........................................................627 308451 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677 Iron Art (Garden Furniture) Antas .........................…..637 259033

GLAZING (Supply & Repair)

Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 178427 Andalucian Glass C.B. .................. …630 231644 / 636 838484 L & M Landscapes ...........................671 608503 / 670 409538

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GRASS, ARTIFICIAL

Grass 4 U .................................................................638 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ....................................651 Iron Art (Antas Real) ……....................................….637 Tigre Turf .................................................................675

574145 704916 259033 206729

GUTTERING

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

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711

Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546

GOLF COURSES

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

549869 479176 599115 548240 133230 398743

GOLF EQUIPMENT

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

GOLF HOLIDAYS

Oak Tree Golf Tours SL .................................………634 309608

GOLF TUITION

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

GOURMET FOODS

133235 479176 187682 526671 256923

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

Alkemi Holistics .................................950 132342 / 663 397789

Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .......................................670 094722 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………….950 439043 / 686 400331 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 Barberia, Just for Him & Her (Albox) …...................950 121346 Beatriz Caparrós (Beautician) (Mojácar) ….........…….950 478936 Beauty Basics (Hair & Beauty Supplies) .950 467616 / 666 711 473 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Beyond Beauty (mobile beautician & nail tec) .........697 704364 Bliss (Albox) .....................................950 120691 / 690 093842 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) .....................950 473159 Boost Immune System .................................................950 066181 Chemical Free Natural Skin Care Products ...............686 929855 Clive, Barber (Albox) ........................................................950 121 927 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Day Spa (Desert Springs) …..........................……….610 944494 Donna's …….......................................950 431501 / 628 669456 ElectroLotus Acupuncture & Beauty Therapy . ...........699 603088 Etticut (Vera) ..........................................................667 971960 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................673 943705 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) .......................950 132765

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Francesca Herman (Mojácar) (See p.6)...................687 480694 Gents Hairdresser .................................................. 600 070075 Glow (Albox) .............................................................950 104549 Harmony Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar)..................950 475403 International Hair Design, (Mojácar) ......................... 666 299714 JD Hair Design (Albox) …...........................................645 560367 Kate Young (Independent Herbalife Distributor) ……..669 945221 Katie at Home (Turre) …............……..950 479457 / 687 308604 Ken Peluqueros (Mojácar Playa) ……....................…950 615094 Kuts 2 (Huércal Overa) ............................................662 094372 Lou Lou’s (Turre) ....................................................634 894849 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Maggiestyle (Haircare)(Albox) ..................................646 774536 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) 950 615593 / 697 421672 Men's Hairdresser (Mojácar Playa) …..................……646 746885 Nails by Holly ………...............................................…664 870440 Nicki Tew, Beauty Therapist …….........................……659 929852 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) ......................950 618129 Perfect Smile (Claire) ...........................................…671 162584 Ryan Mobile Hairdresser (Mojácar area) ..................610 815600 Sarah Noble, Mobile Hairdresser (Mojácar) ….……..666 748035 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...............................950 449451 Sol Passion Beauty (Sharon) …….......950 473244 / 687 389925

Sol Passion Tanning Studio (Mojácar) .....................950 473244 Stella ………….............................................................664 138837 Strictly Hair (Albox) ……...........................................950 439717 Studio II (mobile, all areas) ....................................637 199884 Tawas Crystal Deodorant Stones ...................659189037 The Beauty Spot at the Emporium ..............950 472790 / 600 223664 The Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) ..................950 472790 The Hair Scene (Unisex) (Mojácar) ...........................950 478625 The Spanish Beauty Club ……………........................637 149659 Wacky Barber (Mojácar) ...........................................667 961645 Wacky Hairdresser (Mojácar) ........................………667 961645 Wendee’s (La Alfoquía) ............................................950 449133

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Cooking, cleaning, care (Mojacar) ...........................678 098451 HARDWARE OUTLETS Ferretería El Real .....................................................950 459009 Helping Hands ........................................................ 648 533962 Ferretería Gonzales (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 Home Care Services ……............…..950 472645 / 607 823488 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 HOTELS Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Cala Real (Aguilas) ..........................................968 414562 HEATING Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Andrew Morrison (Econo-Heat)..................................627 250204 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ……......................................968 447125 Barry & Graham (oil heating) ……….667 853062 / 620 112193 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Cosy Casa Central Heating (Albox) …................…….950 425049 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Era 2007 Heating Systems (Antas El Real) (See p.22)950 459248 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....662 430685 / 950 472448 HEALTH FOODS Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 089170 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ............................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hierbabuena (Aguilas) …….........................................968 448445 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ................................950 478446 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Sunshine Wholefoods (Turre) …..................................665 014506 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 HIRE Baby Basics (Baby Equipment Hire) .....950 439331 / 666 903579 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Vera Hotel .................................................................950 393008 Mean Machine Hire (Turre) ……...........................…..672 685969 HOUSEHOLD GOODS Nursery Hire (San Juan de los Terreros) ….666 255765 / 950 466472 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 479487 The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644 Posh Patio Plastics .....................................................697 532323 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676 308217

INSURANCE

Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 449158 / 697 423370 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.15)....…………………950 392487 Axa ..................................................950 478763 / 609 667333

HOLIDAY / CONFERENCE CENTRES

Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres ............676 437128

HOLISTIC TREATMENT

ElectroLotus Acupuncture ..........................................699 603088 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Catalana Occidente (English speaking) ....................950 618054 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar) ...................................950 478307 HORSE & EQUINE SUPPLIES Easy Insurance (Lucainena de las Torres) .................950 066276 A Caballo (Antas Real) ……......................................950 459231

HORSE RIDING

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

241878 337872 724521 243561 838547 239696

HOME CARERS see also Nursing

Almería Angels .. .....................................................665 017950

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INTERIOR DESIGN

ABC Interior Design ………...................................…..627 046467 Arco-Iris-Spain ...........................................................628 816896 Cortinas con Estilo ..........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Ines ……......................................................................618 318309 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ……......................….950 064682 SR Insurance Services (Turre) ……......950 479517 / 627 027758

INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS

Agnata .............................................................……..697 530618 Ananda (Turre) .......................................................639 715120 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) .............................606 198958 As You Would Say (Mojacar) ......................................678 098451 Bureaucracy Busters ................................................650 284862 Christina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………............................................627 376953 Danika Edwards ........................................................647 258828 Joanne Tissington ……………....................................637 267150 Leticia ………..........................................................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) ......................... 676 951352

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Mariana (See previous page)..........................................697 528440 Maureen ...............................................950 523853 / 678 403899 Melissa .....................................................................677 146592 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 625 540769 Paul Jessop (Aguilas) .............................................626 421623 Real Almería Translations ………....….950 398820 / 662 390453 S.O.S Translations …................................................651 500670 Simply Solved ………............................................….617 882689 Sol y Mar Services (Albox) ….....…….950 120210 / 654 590258 Solutions Almería ...............................950 478917 / 667 846132 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Tina Clarke ………....................................................670 385923 Written Translations (Yamile) ...................................626 207575

Home from Home ……..............................................677 K9 .......................................................950 168015 / 600 La Palomino (Tijola) …………....................................600 My Place or Yours ....................................................607 Paws*A*While (Fines) …….....................................…696 The Kennels (Huercal Overa) ................................950

382713 251464 829990 554984 562662 168508

KITCHENS

24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Artizan (Vera) .................................…950 390635 / 661 985310 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036

JET WASHING

Aguaclean …………….........................950 064608 / 697 559395 Mobile Jet Washing ………..................950 069121 / 605 376873

KENNELS

Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 Five Bone Hotel ........................................................630

722197 087966 564640 234556

Singular Kitchen (Aguilas) ….........….....................…968 414845

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LAUNDERETTES

Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................639 161725

LAUNDRIES

Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 414327 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 132657 La Mar de Blanco ...(Mojácar) 950 472896..(Garrucha) 950 460094 Lavanderia Los Arcos ...............................................950 478359

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors

AG2 Asesores (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133617 Bureaucracy Busters ..................................................650 284862 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ..................................950 478420 Gecko Business Services …..........................………617 611140

Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 676833 Heritance Wills .........................................................660 887723 Lingerie Provocateur ………......................................638 343729 Lunas (Turre) ……….........................................661642341 Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ....................................650 826829 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950 135742 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .....................950 618129

LOCKSMITHS

24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 24hr Locksmith (Mojácar) ...................950 472982 / 658 828560

Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Amigos 10 Pin Bowling (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........950 120269 Clay Busters (La Concepción) ..…….617 072764 / 686 257481 Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) (See p.33)………..619 559261 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294

LINEN

Gill’s English Bedlinen (Mojácar) ............................950 472835 The English Rose (Albox) ………...…950 431500 / 666 835939 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) ………............…….627 251856

LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR

Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 Cahoots (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 Evora (Aguilas) ……..................................................968

121909 615512 132253 447954

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Arboleas Locksmith ...................................................697 243181 MOBILE HOMES Locksmith (Lee)..........................................................666 949213 .Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 Lock Stock & Barrel (Albox).....................................608 673086 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 Las Tinajas Country Club ......….........950 523629 / 665

MOBILE PHONES See Telecommunications MOBILITY SERVICES

970399 508776 161348 688153 329907 820267

Easy Care Mobility Services …………........................650 626460

MARBLE FABRICATIONS

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

MARKETING SERVICES

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

METAL WORK

Angel Welding …………............................................610 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 GM Fabrications (Antas) .....................671 992722 / 666 Golden Gates .....................................950 064686 / 677 Iron Art, Antas ...............................................…..…..637 Metal Matt ...........................................627 167167 / 671 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 Metalform ..................................................................617 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Real Steel ................................................................666 Speedy Fit Security Grilles (See p.35).....................600 Terry Willis ………………...........................................600

601524 000700 212220 338463 378952 259033 424558 633090 706606 707406 133247 006032 655874

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MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS

Mobility Matters (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615432

Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) .......................617 637359 / 950 Max RPM (Albox) .................................................….607 Mean Machine Motorbikes & Quads (Turre) …...….672 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 Quad Treks .........................................678 006460 / 697

685550 450343 603380 685969 133033 938352 462746

NURSING see also Home Carers

Almería Angels .. .....................................................665 017950 ATS District Nurse ……………..................................662 277845 Helping Hands ........................................................ 648 533962

OPTICIANS

Federopticos (Aguilas) …….........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ...........................................950 121122 MultiOpticas ...........(Mojácar) 950 472285 (Garrucha) 950 460665 ................................................................(Carboneras) 950 130707

MORTGAGE SERVICES

Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) …….....................…….950 478617 Mark Poole ..............................................................659 033903 Mortgage Solutions (Mojácar) ………….950 472032 / 661 389058

Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 + Visión Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …......................….950 472783

OSTEOPATHS

Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ) .................................950 132765 Positiva Property Group S.L. ….……950 617611 / 671 612451 John Morgan (Mojácar & Arboleas).......666 157942 / 647 203652 Spanish Home Direct ............................................…607 554984

MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens

PAINTING & DECORATING

ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Achim Lob ..............................................................678 997361 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884

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087966 661807 238273 615338 535944 090422 904774

Indigo Photography ...................................................637 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 The Image Suite ……...................…..........................666

974793 272822 045911 117174 611207 786914 291984

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Feel Good (Eduardo Girone) .................................671 219871 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564

PIANO TUNER

Terry …...................................................................…666 282620

PICTURE FRAMING

Frame-it-Rite (La Alfoquía) ................950 064527 / 680 223094

PIZZERIAS

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

587846 227259 500670 759053 472668

PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

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PEST CONTROL

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

PETS

Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ............................................................950 468425 El Ángel (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …............................……950 398799 Góndola (Garrucha) ................................................950 133928 Il Vesuvio (Mojácar Playa) ................950 450409 / 626 639530 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) .....................................….950 478098 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 472928 Mojo Picon (Mojácar Playa) ................950 472995 / 634 899515 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ............................................950 618903 Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …........................................968 447862 Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar) .......................................950 478517 Pizzeria Mary (Garrucha) …….......................................950 460536 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) .....................................950 472809 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz (Turre) ….........…….950 479646 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132305 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...............................950 478401 Samz (Los Gallardos) ..............................................950 398981

Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 Arc Angel Services (Pet Minding) …….950 469655 / 634 325185 Ashlove's Pet House (Mojácar Playa) …….............…950 475502 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 087966 Estabelle (Albox) .....................................................666 689463 Horse & Dog sitting …………..............................……607 554984 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) ….................……….667 562872 Pet Mates Pet transportation ...................................950 168508 Pets R Us (Las Buganvillas) ...................................950 133560 PLUMBING Rovers Return (Courier Service) ………....................617 588547 Tomasin (Aguilas) ……............................................968 413972 24hr Casaserve ...........................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….646 619060 / 662 342669 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Almería Plumbing & Building ....................................696 645872 Andrew Gallagher …….....................................……..691 015270

Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……..................................610 052407 Barry & Graham …................……….667 853062 / 620 112193 Carlos (Saliente) .....................................................950 121918 Cosy Casa Plumbing (Albox) ……..........................950 425049 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 GPG - Plumbing & Bathrooms ...........666 161079 / 950 459402 Knowles & Abbott …….........................950 137197 / 606 807797 Los Conteros Plumbing ........................950 467582 / 661 147522 Mojácar Plumbing ….............................................……699 909773 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041 Tijola Plumbing ........................................................662 621599 Vida Desierto Plumbing .......................610 867029 / 950 473183

POOL COVERS

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

Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 All in One (Pool Maintenance) ……….950 452855 / 656 388283 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 Cactus Prop.Management (Pool Cleaning) .663 053502 / 692 460393 Clearwater Pools (Maintenance) ................................950 430968 DP (Maintenance) .....................................................678 490641 Ever Clear Pools …..............................................….678 850279 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 470778 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Hidro-Sport S.L. (Pebbletec) .................................…950 581407 Indalo Pools .........................................950 472764 / 677 403397 IndalPool (Albox) …………..............................……..950 431859 Outdoor Leisure ……….....................950 633149 / 661 148998 Pedro Suarez S.L. .....................................................950 478786 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Piscinas Octopus .......................................................950 121927

Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bedar) ..........................637 915898 Pool Chemicals ..........................................................691 183106 Pool Maintenance S.L. ................................................950 472845 Pool Solar Heating ………........................................…607 646158 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 R.D.M. .,.............................................687 056369 / 660 096152 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Simon Barker ............................................................637 247745 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Tanby Piscinas ............………….............950 618782 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …..................….950 475241 Tropicana Pools …........................……950 069288 / 610 345725 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582 TeleTek ..............................................950 459007 / 647 587855 Vida Desierto (See p.2)........................950 473183 / 610 867029

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE

24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269

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POSTAL SERVICES

ABC Mailboxes (Turre) .......................950 479517 / 627 027758 Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..636 063393 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) …............................950 398896 Kat's Kitchen (Albox) (Offex) ………......................…950 431505 Rohha Mailboxes (Mojácar) ..................950 473224 / 662 288146 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 654 590258

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS

2Be Property Solutions (Huércal Overa)..950 616516 / 659136399 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar) .......................................950 478175 Almanzora Valley Rentals ………................................666 729524 Almería rentals ….....................……….950 064608 / 697 947134 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) …...............950 619227 / 626 578164 ASR Mojacar Rentals (Vera) .....................................950 393156 Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 449158 / 697 423370 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) …………......................….950 478643 Cactus Property Management .............663 053502 / 692 460393 Citrus Homes ……………….........…….638 849254 / 618 245709 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235

Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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 Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Freelance Designers Spain ............... 950 092291 / 627 817936 Elite Property Services ............................................697 532323 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Homes & Beyond .....................................................618 864278 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Jane Nicholson (Rentals) …...........…950 472634 / 664 224815 KJ Property Maintenance (Albox /Arboleas) 608 625675 / 950 449647 Key Holdings ..........................................950 069121 / 605 376873 Loufa S.L.(Mojácar Pueblo) …..........................……..950 472773 Mojácar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .................950 478832 / 670 650872

Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 Muse Design, Graphic Design & Multimedia ………….646 915303 Portilla Graficas ................................ 950 591900 / 605 162709. Racing Color S.L. (Antas) …................................…..950 459156 Sign Works (Baza)........................................................646 359837

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

24hr Casaserve ................................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................950 528842 / 689 185189 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .....................950 473183 / 610 867029

Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …........................………950 478383 Mojácar Property Maintenance & Decorators ………..649 304441 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ................950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …...........968 419360 / 628 147408 OPI Property Management …………….950 472016 / 678 936288

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Positiva Property Group S.L. ….……950 617611 / 671 612451 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.21)...........950 478915 Real Services (Mojacar) .............................................950 475779 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...........950 432157 / 639 976192 Rent Mojácar ..........................................................950 615042 RLT Properties .....................................950 069593 / 671 283708 Sierra Property Services (Turre) ...........950 479232 / 670 856743 Stoney's Property Services ………........671 896391 / 634 678651 Sunflower Homes (Garrucha) …................…...............950 165571 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 759053

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 Total Security Management .....................................665 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .......................950 473183 / 610 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627

475241 017950 867029 763052

PROPERTY PROMOTERS

Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS ........................................................................950 615035 Clover (Albox & Vera) …….........................................902 121229 Dursa (Isla de Fraile) .............................................950 478121 Elegant Homes Online S.L. ..................950 102332 / 687 629777 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar .................................................950 469496 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Orange Box (Antas)................................................. 678 612331 Key Mare (Vera)........................................................902 390090 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132955 Multicasa Aguilas ......................................................968 493009 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Promobys …………….................................................950 618889

PROPERTY VALUATIONS

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

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS

Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 Choice FM (91.4 & 107.3) .....................................950 618756 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864 RESTAURANTS Plusfm ……….................................….609 818283 / 617 528121 Smooth FM (90.8, Albox and area) .............................666 849609 See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Spectrum FM (92.6) …............…................................950 615142 Agua Amarga Valle Radio (98.8 inland & 89.6 coast) ........................950 633167 La Chumbera .............................................................950 168321 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014

REFRIGERATION

MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040

REMOVALS & STORAGE

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

A2B Removals (Spain/UK) …...........................……..634 249787 Countdown Removals (UK/Spain/UK) .................…678 855994 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 Euro Removals ………........................950 069128 / 637 255978 Furniture Plus SL Storage ..............................................968 482 456 Albox In Storage (Albox) .....................................................630 348505 La Parrilla ................................................................950 James & Son Removals, Storage & Pet Transportation .950 168508 Le Bistro ....................................................................666 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 Run (Oriental) ..........................................................950 Syedpur (Indian) …..................................................950 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639

430024 649330 430145 430296 120606 231507

Antas Asador Gloria …..............................….950 453150 / 625 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ......................................950 Mi Casa ..............................................950 453007 / 950 Olivers …………….....................................................950

668613 459081 453048 619208

Arboleas El Mirador …………….............................................…678 160806

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Bédar El Elpalme …………...........................................…..950 469569 La Fuente .................................................................950 469185 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308

Cabrera Los Pastores .............................................................950 468002

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

Cucador The White Horse ………….........……….667 273936 / 697 506772

Los Gallardos

Desert Springs Resort

Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 810143 Crocodile Club Restaurant ..................................….950 548404 Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 506869 El Torrente ………….............................................…….950 548403 Los Patricios Willow Restaurant (Las Tinajas Club) .......................663 606954 El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) Bar La Montaña ...................................950 469403 / 617 577615

Lucainena de Las Torres

El Marchal

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

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

Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo

El Pinar

Alibi (Italian) ..................................................………950 Bar El Pinar …….......................................................950 469036 Alternativa ...............................................................950 Arriba (See p.11).................................950 615591 / 663 Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 460588 Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 133154 Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 Döner Kebab…….................................................……610 303238 Blue Lagoon ........................................................…..600 Góndola ....................................................................950 133928 Burladero ...................................................................950 Hotel Tikar .................................................................950 617131 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 The Hidden Garden (formerly Annie’s Place) ............689 496550

473250 473164 267110 472951 473099 829518 615041 414793

Casa Egea .................................................................950 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950 133193 Cous Cous ...............................................................950 Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 Huercal Overa The Pepper Tree ………......................................…..950 134333 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 Delfos ………........................................................….670 La Alfoquía Allbites …........................................................………666 032776 El Olivo .....................................................................950 Sabor .................................................950 592967 / 699 726993 Taberna Pacifica (Thai), Bar La Union ....950 634533 / 677 623176

472190 468113 472924 220095 589788 472543

Las Alparatas

La Capilla .................................................................950 479305

Las Buganvillas Golden Amritsar (Indian) ...................950 132898 / 697 811365

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

Limaria

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

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El Toro Steakhouse (formerly Lykes) ..........…………950 478736 Fantasia ....................................................................950 475127 Gala’s .............................. ..................950 472308 / 618 539500 Il Vesuvio (Italian) ..................................950 450409 / 626 639530 Indian Curry House .................................................661 159089 India Tandoori ...................................950 472649 / 637 465493 Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Kimrick .......................................................................950 475198 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 La Cabaña (See p.7)...................................................950 615179 La Cantina .................................................................950 478841 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181

Le Troquet .................................................................950 475845 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Parata (See p.6).............................................…950 478186 Le Bistrot (Breton) .........................................……..950 478008 l'incanto (Italian) .......................................................950 472224 Mandala Beach Club .................................................950 437131 Mesa (See p.3)....................................................….662 639533 Meson de Perico ...................................................950 615582 Mojo Picón .........................................950 472995 / 634 896515 Neptuno ...................................................................616 005387 New Bollywood ……...............………..950 472641 / 646 665926

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Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ......................................950 615151 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Playa Blanca (See p.25)....................…617 414084 / 666 406203 Ramo del Limón ......................................................950 472659 Restaurant 22 (See p.13).........................................950 473058 Restaurante Mediterráneo .........................................950 472268 Rincón de Lola .......................................................950 473198 Sal Marina ...............................................................950 472405 Subway ……………...................................................950 478129 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651

Viva .......................................................................950 475457

Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 Café La La ...............................................................678 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 El Antler ……....................................................……600 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 Elizabeth .......................……...……..606 061811 / 950 Napoli (Italian) (See p.13).........................................950 Pulcinella (Italian) ....................................................950

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Restaurante Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) 663 700542 / 950 472488 Gnomo Feliz II .........................................................950 La Buena Mesa ……………................950 467222 / 610 Palomares Oasis Bar & Restaurant ……............................……950 467412 La Pampa (Argentinean Grill) ……….950 397702 / 671 Lua (Italian) ...............................................................950 Partaloa The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….671 608498

132350 356387 653116 478202 467682

Villaricos

Pulpí

El Mar La Mar ............................................................950 467030 El Saloon .....................................................................665 731798 La Esperanza ............................................................950 467211 Don Tadeo ..................................................................670 860386 Pueblo Laguna Dalí ............................................................................950 132345 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS

San Juan de Los Terreros

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

Casa de La Vega (formerly Montesol) .......................950 466399 Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323

Turre Chili ..................................................................…….950 468425 La Estancia (Argentinian) …......................................627 498536 Meson del Pobre ......................................................950 468321 Mountains of the Moon (Turre) (formerly Loma Blanca)637 914632 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ................……...................…950 618903 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950 479646 Taberna Alcatifa .........................................................950 479188 Taj (Indian) .................................................................950 479607

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

Valle del Este Fairways Restaurant .............................................950 461102

ROOFING

Alan ……...........................................….950 450347 / 600 268176 P.Morgan ..............................................950 132793 / 687 814358

Vera

RUGS

Albox Rugs (Albox) ...........................637 756646 / 950 633149 Carmona ...................................................................950 390760 Florin Carpets .................................................……678 048808 Casa de la Vega ....................................................950 391208 SATELLITE TV Cortijo Albari ..............................................................950 391706 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 Anglo Electrical ...................................968 006151 / 671 948213 Vera Playa Cuevasat ...........................................950 523740 / 628 153340 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 dmatch digital services SL (See p.5) 950 472947 / 670 084438 En Fu ……............................................................…950 467839 Europa-digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com J & A Multi-Services ................................................667 Skystars (Albox) ......... .......................687 042335 / 667 Solo Sat .................... ........................699 909737 / 647 Tel Air ............................................... 950 393116 / 647

292227 366797 247494 587855

Inside Out In Europe S.L. ……….......................….950 449622 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …….950 459060 / 649 482677 Screenmasters ……................………..680 777789 / 677 152911 The Patio People ………….......................................610 345011 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 351324

SCUBA DIVING

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

493215 049229 040963 467572

SECOND HAND

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

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

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

SEWING

ABC Sewing / Alterations ……............................…..627 Alice .......................................................................666 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 SCHOOLS See also Tuition ELC Education & Language Centre …………..........…670 575249 Pet Whittaker, dressmaker ................950 397263 / 671 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 SCOOTER HIRE Carib Scoots (Mojácar) ....................639 734297 / 950 450092 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626 Sue (Bédar) ……....................................................600 Mean Machine (Turre) …......................................….950 475419

046467 617037 056788 945502 503875 273335 997998 479278 319907 811169

SHOPPING CENTRES

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

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

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle)

Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 Grafitec Signs ………................................................687 Portilla Graficas .................................950 591900 / 605 Sign Centre …….......................................................637

620799 953722 162709 521397

Sign Works (Baza)....................................................646 359837

SKIN TREATMENTS

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

SKIP HIRE

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

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SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy

A1 Services ...............................................................607 692862 Alternia (Mojácar) ............................950 475876 / 678 612411 d match digital services (See p.5) ...........................950 472947

Ecosol ......................................................................608 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ...........................609 888549 / 950 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 Spanish Solar ….........................……950 069640 / 649

454559 468230 139568 259305

Teletek .................................................950 459007 / 647 587855

SOLICITORS

Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 AVSA Lawyers (Puerto Rey) 950 617359....(Aguilas) 968 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 Canton & Prieto (Garrucha) …………..647 049550 / 950 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950

121040 392208 286437 446576 473046 460731 134434 472775 617017 460999 412321 390282 615038

SPAS

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

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING

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

SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Debbie James ..........................................................687 619239 Ray Daniel ……...................………...........................617 741564

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STAINED GLASS

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

STONEMASON

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

SURVEYORS

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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

TAKEAWAYS See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish & Chips & Pizzerias

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

TILING & PATIO WORK

1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…659 741875 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016

Allbites (La Alfoquía) ..................................................666 032776 Bombay Indian (Mojácar) ….................................…..950 472633 Chili (Turre) ........................................................…..950 468425 Cornish Pride (Albox) ….....................................………634 920434 Cornish Pride (Vera) ...........................................….619 502647 Doner Kebab (Garrucha) .........................................610 303238

Eatz Diner (Mojácar Playa) ……................................677 865050 gb stores (Mojácar) (formerly Mr UK) ….….............…950 475850 Golden Amritsar Indian (Las Buganvillas) 950 132898 / 697 811365 Indian Curry House (Mojácar Playa) ………….....…..661 159089 India Tandoori (Mojácar Playa) ………950 472649 / 637 465493 New Bollywood (Mojácar Playa) ……..950 472641 / 646 665926 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ...............................………..950 618903 Subway (Mojácar) …......................................………950 478129 Taj (Turre) ...............................................................950 479607 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193

TATTOO ARTISTS

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

A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 A1 Concrete Imprinting ......................618 387050 / 679 631458 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 Andalucian Tiling & Plastering Specialists ..................661 129028 Andrew Gallagher ........................................………..691 015270 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Emerald Construction (Tiling) ……............................649 212707 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 GPG - Tiling & Plastering ...................666 161079 / 950 459402 J & F Paving …………...............................................677 011079 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 P. Morgan ............................................950 132793 / 687 814358 R.D.M. ...............................................687 056369 / 660 096152 Robin Marston .........................................................678 180807 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .....................................950 456452 / 679 663343 Vida Desierto (See p.2)...................…950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298

TAXIS (Legal)

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

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

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

Cortinas con Estilo (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Sue (Bédar) ………..................................................600 811169 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315

VAN HIRE (& man)

A-A Cargo …………...........................950 064778 / 607 598407 Bell Removals ..........................................................687 231423 Howard (Large Van) ......……..............968 110031 / 666 907747 TOYSHOPS Jack in Albox ……………...…...........…607 598457 / 652 580695 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 Indalo Van Man ......................................................678 490294

TRANSLATING see Interpreters TRAVEL

VEHICLE IMPORTATION

Ana ..........................................................................620 474919

Alanda Tours (Mojácar) ………............................…..950 615436 Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) …………................950 469061 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Ferri Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 472333 Mojácar Tours (Mojácar Playa) ..........................…..950 475757 Oaktree Golf Tours S.L. ……………….......................618 133439 Thomas Cook Holidays (Roquetas) ...........................950 334196 Turre World Tours …….........................................…..950 479369 Viajes Solar (Mojácar) ...............................................950 478700 Viajes Yedra Tours (Aguilas) ...................................968 412498 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................968 410197 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950 121021 Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 755522 Fernando .................................................................. 677 549247 TUITION See also Schools Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ............678 490639 VEHICLE REPAIRS ELC Education & Language Centre .........................670 575249 Albox Service Centre S.L. …................950 120620 / 662 093051 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Almería Engine Services .....................950 137850 / 687 075262 Enjoy España Club ....................................................645 435324 Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 755522 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324634 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950 478335 Jack in Albox (English & Spanish)......652 580695 / 607 598457 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776 Juan Manuel Sánchez (Spanish)(Vera playa) .950 888303 / 657 617594 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanzora) …..663 341904 Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447565 Leticia (Spanish Conversation) ……......................…950 615566 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Maths & English …….......................................……..950 473222 Penny Baltrus (Piano) ...............................................666 282620 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Piano Bar, Turre (Spanish classes) ..........................610 005373 Robin Wright (Classical Guitar) ..........950 472962 / 627 586037 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................…….667 846132 Sarah Rigby ……………............................................637 049454 Singing Lessons (Garrucha area) .......950 460511 / 667 275614 Swimming / Aqua Aerobics (Marianne) ..................637 435864 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Trumpet & Jazz Keyboard ........................................677 677512 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

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

UNIFORMS

Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................950 069272

UPHOLSTERY

Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ...............950 591787 / 634 320990

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VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

Auto Frio .............................................950 104488 / 600 827517 Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ..................690 756196 / 950 472432

DB Auto Paramedics ………..................950 369116 / 678 487689

Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 824974 Mobile Tyre Service ..................................................672 798173

Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678 955607

VEHICLE SALES

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

VETS

431600 075262 069198 167758 243870 549649 478335 430856 373298 391400

Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680 743311 Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ….....…950 473104 / 669 143036

CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ...950 475213 Emergencies: 659 957942 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) ......950472262 Emergencies: 629099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876

WARDROBES See Bedroom Furniture WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS

WINDSCREENS

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

WATER TREATMENTS

Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……….......................…..610 JF Supplies Albox ……….............….950 064315 / 660 Piscinas Octopus (Albox) …............................………950 TeleTek ....................................................................950 Water Filters …….............................................…….600

WEB DESIGN

A1 Web Design ………..........................................….622 Divine Logix ...........................................................617 Elliot Denmark ..........................................................600 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 I.b.Limaria Website Construction ..........................689 Image Suite ………...................................................666 Janga Group .............................................................664 Limon-group .......................................868 931841 / 659 MODS ........................................................................600 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 Red Y Web .................................................................661

Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Speedyfit (See p.29)................................950 439228 / 600 006032 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821 Guardian Express ….......................................……..902 111555 Pro Sun Solutions .....................................................679 695999

WINES

052407 Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) ................ 950 478786 350246 121927 459007 063303 493499 401332 790123 460814 891285 291984 175404 306519 284975 661155 463834

WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING

Ananda (Turre) .......................................................639 715120 Beach Bar Weddings ..........................666 291984 / 607 444034 Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826

WEIGHT LOSS

Image (Helen) ..........................950 432902 / 665178326 Sue (Weight Watchers Albox & Huércal Overa) .....…610 326534 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 411538 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092 WINDOW CLEANING Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 092632 Tentaciónes (Mojácar Zoco Centre) .........................687 403185 Portilla Window Cleaning ...................950 591900 / 605 162709 WOODBURNING STOVES Mick ...........................................................................627 205331 Cast Iron Garden Chimeneas (Antas, El Real) .......667 914904 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......689 891328. Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Fuente) ..............950 472135 Era 2007 Heating Systems (Antas El Real) (See p.22)950 459248

WINDOWS

Andalucian Glass C.B. ........................630 231644 / 636 838484 ZOO & PARK Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236

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Useful Telephone Numbers Emergencies

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

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

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

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

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What’s On Live Music Tito’s Beach Bar. Mojácar Playa, Clive Sarstedt from 5pm, Sundays, Tel: 950 615 030 Bar Med, Mojácar Playa, Saturdays. Tel: 666 140901 The Emerald Isle, Mojácar Playa, Sean Grew, Saturday & Sunday, 8pm. Tel: 678 914923 Bar & Restaurant La Parata, Mojácar, Friday nights. Tel: 950 478186 El Patio, Mojácar Playa, Sunday afternoons. Tel: 950 615591 The Irish Rover, Mojácar Playa, Sundays, Robin from 3pm. Tel: 950 473135 Bar La Union, La Alfoquía. Every Friday from 9pm. Tel: 950 634 533 White Horse Inn, Cucador, Every Saturday night. Tel: 667 273 936 Bar El Pinar Sunday lunchtimes, Driftwood. Tel 950 469036 El Naranjo Bar, Los Gallardos. Live music Sundays. Tel 950 398799 Jazz Life, Mojácar Pueblo, has live music. For info tel 950 475781 / 607 384295 Bar La Montaña, El Campico (Bedar-El Marchal road) Sunday lunchtimes. Tel: 617 577615 Harley Dee's Bar, Carboneras. Live music from 2.30pm on Sundays Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos Camping - Live music on Saturday evenings & Dinner dance. Tel: 679 970399 or 650 418954 Lua, Puerto Rey, Vera Playa, Stan Roberts Jazz Band & Guest artists, Fridays 8pm. Tel. 687 361 440 or 670 243 461 Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa. 9pm, Fridays

Concerts FIMTE X1 Festiv al. FIMTE

(International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Musicians) is giving a series of concerts during 2010, starting in June, to celebrate the birth of Antonio de Cabezón (15101566). Cabezón is considered the "Spanish Bach". 2010 is also the 10th International Sym posium of Spanish keyboard music and will take place in the Mojácar Parador October 8th-10th. See www.fimte.org

Keep Fit & Swimming Activities organised by Mojácar Town Hall. 20th June to 28th November. In water:: aquatone, aquabox, aquarelax and free swimming. In the gym: spinning y bodypump. Cost 15 euros to include coach from Mojácar and lunch, 10am to 7.30pm, for ages 18 to 65. Location: Piscina Mariana P i n e d a ( Ve r a ) Tel:950 39 32 38 or 950 39 32 39 or 950 39 32 40 (See www.mojacar.es)

Mojácar Summer Sports Activities See www.mojacar.es VOLLEY PLAYA. 05 July to 31 August. Playa del Cantal. For children born 1991 to 1997. Fee 8 euros for beginners classes y 10 euros for advanced. Monitor: Manuel Berenguel. Time: 10:00 to 12:00. Mondays to Fridays. SWIMMING COURSES. From 15 July. At La Mata Club Pool. For ages 4 to 10 years. Enrol at the Townhall of Mojácar. EXHIBITION OF BEACH FOOTBALL: 17 and 18 of July. Time: 10am and 6pm. Playa Las Ventanicas. Selection of Andalucian and Murcian beach footballers. CHAMPIONSHIP OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL: 28, 29 and 30 July. Place: Playa del Cantal. From 6pm. For ages from 10 years. Categories single sex and mixed. Organized by: Ayuntamiento de Mojácar and the Association for the Fight Against Cancer. CHAMPIONSHIP OF BEACH FOOTBALL: 28, 29 and 30 July. Place: Playa de las Ventanicas. From 6pm. Categories single sex and mixed. Organized by: Ayuntamiento de Mojácar and the Association for the Fight Against Cancer. GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP: From 10am. Macenas Golf Course. Date to be determined

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What’s On Exhibitions Rod Westwood has an exhibition of photography at Le Bistrot, Paseo del Mediterráneo 83, Mojácar Playa.until the end of July. Exhibition of Ecological Agriculture. Santuario del Saliente. Wed – Sun, 12.00 – 20.00. Ends July 15th

Miscellaneous Courses at Alkemi Mon August 2nd,Lava Shell Massage, Mon. Sept.6th, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Mon Sept 20th, Reiki Master Teacher Course, Booking necessary. All held 10.30 – 4.30 at Alkemi, Calle Nunez de Balboa L-11, Vera Playa. Tel: 950-132-342 or 663397-789 Top soprano needed for Mojácar based group rehearsing on Friday mornings. Ability to read music an advantage but not a necessity; enthusiasm and a good voice more important. All enquiries to Lyn 667 275 614 The Voices of Almanzora established Albox based choir - are keen to welcome new members (particularly lower voices) to join them for rehearsals for their Christmas shows. Tel Trudi on 950 432 333

Do you enjoy singing??? We are looking for men and women to join our new singing group "The Harmony Singers". Our next show will be in late autumn and we would love to hear from you. Rehearsals start in September. To enrol now please phone: 950 069 610 or 664 095 564. Dames in Turre meet again on Monday September 27th. Please call Lesley on 9 5 0 478 6 3 3 o r e m a i l lesleyiom@yahoo.co.uk Dames in Spain will meet again on September 20th. Forum Golf Society Events: July 16th, Team Coloured Ball at Marina July 30th, Stableford at La Envia August 7th, Social night, with live music from Mel Jay plus quiz & buffet at The Kubatin, Arboleas Contact Phil Elam on philjelam@yahoo.co.uk / 666 847840, or see www.forumgolfsociety.webs. com 5th Annual Galeria de Arte (Open Air) Aguilas, July 16th. This is an open air art exhibition held at the Aguilas Port. Artists of all styles and experience are invited to join. Entrance is free but places are limited. Email: EstudioRicardoSP@aol.de Tel. 968 493 400

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The Dog House Foundation, Huércal Overa would like to thank you all for your generous donations over the past months. To continue to help more abandoned dogs and hopefully re-home them we require your support. Any of the following items would be useful: Dog food, water & food bowls, large washing-up bowls, Frontline, shampoo & conditioner, blankets, any type of bedding you no longer use, sheets (for bandages), leads & collars of all sizes, bleach & disinfectant, mops, toys & balls, any building materials, blocks, sand, cement, and timber. You can leave any donations large or small, at the Fuente Bar Urcal. You can also contact The Dog House to arrange collection via email: thedoghse@hotmail.com or tel: 626 766 073 Thank you again for all your help. Gentle yoga class for seniors and the not so able. Every Thursday, 10.00 am at the Kimrick, Mojacar Playa. Edna Fr e e m a n , 9 5 0 - 4 6 9 - 3 9 9

Turre Apartment available for long let. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Call 667 80 11 40 for full details.


What’s On Events at Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres. 1-5 Oct, Silent retreat - Padma VeraneArte 2010 June – August. www.elsaltador.com.

The Dog House Foundation, Huércal-Overa needs your help in caring for abandoned dogs. For more information please s e e w w w. t h e d o g h o u s e huercal-overa.webs.com Email: Dog Show, Barbecue and thedoghse@hotmail.com. Tel: Fun Evening at Rancho Luz 626 766 073 del Sol, Partaloa, to help raise funds for Puppy Rescue’s Dogs Dog travel cages urgently to Holland appeal. Sun 18th required for transporting dogs July, 5pm onwards. Stalls, to Holland. Puppy Rescue need to borrow dog travel cages for Raffle, Tombola. Dog show registration 5pm to a period of 1 week in late Aug 6 pm. Entry 2 euros each class. 2010. If you can lend one please Pups under 1 year, best rescue tell us in the Puppy Rescue dog, waggiest tail, most Shop, Calle Málaga, Albox or obedient, best trick, prettiest phone Diane on 664768958. female, handsomest male, scruffiest dog. Stall holders PAWS A Book, CD and DVD sale will be held every second please book, only 20 spaces Tuesday of the month at the available 5 euros a pitch. For Beachcomber Bar on Mojacar more information or to book Playa from 11am to 1 pm to a pitch. Contact Jay on 678 838 help raise funds for the 547 M o j á c a r PAWS C a t te r y.

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Animal Charity Websites The two animal charities based in Albox have new, improved websites. Have a look to find out their forthcoming events and details of their shops and the animals they have for rehoming. Perhaps you have some time to help a charity? Take a look at the websites to see if you can assist in any way. PUPPY RESCUE - has a new website name as well as look www.puppyrescueinspain.org APSA - new look website www.alboxdogrescue.com Wheelchair & Travel Cot Hire The APSA charity shop in Albox has a modern, portable w h e e l ch a i r f o r h i re a t reasonable rates. Please call in at the shop or ring 950 064 150 or 637 923 263. We also have a sturdy, collapsible, large travel cot for hire at only 10 euros a week.


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What’s On Regular Events See also Activities, Clubs, Associations Mondays: Bingo and Quiz, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 8.30pm Bingo, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8.30pm Quiz Night, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos Bingo, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Quiz with Mojácar Maidens, Alvaron Bar, Mojácar Playa, 8pm Quiz, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 8pm Bingo, af ternoons, Blue Lagoon, Mojácar Playa Albox Poker League, Sopranos, 7.30pm for 8pm Darts, Cave bar, Mojácar Playa

Killer Pool, The Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa Bingo & Music Quiz, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 8pm Bingo, Quiz & Karaoke, Millionaire’s Bar, Vera Playa, 8.30 Sing along with Martin, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 9pm Fun Quiz/Music Quiz, Sunburnt Arms, Piedra Amarilla, 8pm Bingo, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 4pm Albox Poker League, Le Bistro, Albox, 7.30pm for 8pm Quiz night from 8pm, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos

Fridays:

Quiz & Open the Box, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 8pm Bridge. Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 2.30pm Quiz, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8pm Fun Quiz, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Bingo, 3pm, Moe's Bar (Mojácar Playa) Bingo, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos, 3pm Texas Hold Em’ Poker, The Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa

Karaoke, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos, 8.30pm Bingo, Miraflores Rest. Los Gallardos, 8pm Captain Sunshine Disco, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 9pm Quiz, Bar El Pinar Cards & Disco, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 9pm Karaoke, Irish Rover, Mojácar Playa Star Karaoke, Steve Fisher, 9 pm, La Marmita, Arboleas Wii Games, The Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa, 7pm Darts Knockout, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 7pm Quiz, 8pm, Los Limoneros, last Friday of the month Albox Poker League, Rumores, Albox, 7.30pm for 8pm

Wednesdays:

Saturdays:

Darts, Dominoes & Pool, Miraflores, Los Gallardos, 8pm Karaoke, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Bingo. Los Amigos, Mojácar Playa, 9.30pm Poker Nite, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Fun Poker, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 7pm Fun Poker, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa, 8.30pm Bingo, 8.30pm, Bar Genesis, Villaricos Quiz and Bingo, Sopranos, La Hortichuela, 8.30pm Quiz, Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa, from 8pm Quiz Night, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar Playa. 9pm

Karaoke & Fun Night, Piano Bar, Turre Disco Party Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Fun Bingo & Games, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar, 4pm Horse Racing & Fancy a Flutter, Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa, 1pm Quiz, 9pm, Los Amigos. Bookings advisable Disco Party Night, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 9pm Fun Poker, MBar, Mojácar Playa, 5pm Live Enter tainment, Alvaron Bar, Mojácar Playa Karaoke, Roly’s Too, Las Buganvillas, 9pm

Sundays:

Thursdays:

Sing-along with Martin, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 9pm Bingo, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 8pm Quiz Night, 8 pm: Bar Oasis, Palomares

Tuesdays:

Quiz & Open the Box with prizes, 9pm, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa Singles Disco Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Fun Quiz & Bingo, Bar Stop, Turre, 8 pm

Market Days

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

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

Saturday: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road. Sopalmo, 10am - 4pm 2nd Saturday of the month: Los Gallardos Campsite 1st Sun. lunchtime of the month, Bar La Montaña Farmers' Market Sunday: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am (not August)

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch meets at The Artisan Centre (bottom of the Pueblo) every 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month at 11.00 am. Almanzora Group of Friends Information Centre and Library, Tues, All are welcome including non-services Thurs & Sat ,10am – 2 pm. 3 C/Barcelona, personnel. Contact Rita Sneddon for Albox (near Mercadona). Extensive English details on 950 47 30 25. Library, DVD’s and Talking Books. Quiz 1st Royal British Legion - Albox & 3rd Tues of month, Bar Rumores. Day Every third Thurs. of the month at La trips, mini holidays and other social events. Parrilla, Albox, at 11 am. Contact Chris Contact: David Durrant on 636918942 Pearce on 630 562 618. ALL welcome. www.almanzoragof.org See www.rblalbox.com for activities. Almería Link Friendship Group Baza Royal British Legion. Wednesday, 8.30pm at Vera Hotel. All 4th Tues. of month, 11am, Hotel Robemar. welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 Contact: Lin: 958 065204 or Ken: 697 or Heather 667 243561 605320 Living Alone in Spain? Motorcycle Club: Harley & Big Bikes We are a 60+ group of friends who meet Los Gallardos. Tel. Brian: 950 469540 for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel: 610 003 784 Classic Automobile Club More information from www.a-c-c.es, Elderberries Lunch Club Harry 629 529 656, Hans 968 429 256, For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. e m a i l : a c c l eva n te @ h ot m a i l . c o m Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or Al-Arbuli Slot Car Club Marianne: 950 472 349 Arboleas. Thurs, 7pm & Sat, 1pm. Contact Club Taurino de Mojácar Jay Lockett 676 354 759 Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 Model Aero Flying Club w w w. c l u b - t a u r i n o - m o j a c a r. c o m Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Hayes: 950 478 899 Tuesday Ladies Club Piano Bar, Turre. Tues, 12-2pm. Get more Cuevas Model Boat Club out of your life in Spain. All welcome. Cuevas del Almanzora Lake. Sundays from 11.00 till 2.00 Phone Alan 666 849 609 Sharon 610005373 for info or just pop along for a chat. Funky Monkeys Bilingual Play Group Mojácar Playa. Contact Annie: 697 264179 Albox Computer Club Bar Rumores, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels Dames in Huércal Overa o f ex p e r i e n c e a r e w e l c o m e d . 3rd Wed.of the month, 10.30am, Tennis www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com Club. Tel. Pam 677 273736 or call David on 950 064 311 Dames in Spain Mojácar Indalo Hash House Harriers 3rd Mon of the month, 11am The Kimrick, Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various Mojácar. Contact Chairman on 950 472 locations. Call 686 408834 or 666 027742 225 or Secretary on 950 475 863. or emal skad7@hotmail.com Dames in Turre Betty's Garden Club Last Monday of month, 11am, Multiple 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at use centre. Chairman - 950 398 162, Sec. Camping Los Gallardos. Tel: 950 398 021 - 950 475 418, Pres.- 950 478 633 Mojácar Angling Club Weight Watchers Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099 Wed, 10.30am La Parrilla, Albox. Tues 10.30 at Club de Tenis, Huércal Overa Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. Contact Sue 610 326 534 www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or tel: Community Library 950 467 679 Artisan Centre Mojácar. The 2/4 Jazz Workshop Free Masons To improve skills. All interested musicians Contact: 950 36 90 33 welcome. 2nd & 4th Sat. 4.30-7pm, The Blue Parrot, before Vera Playa Club Hotel. Ante Natal Classes Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201 Tel Stan Rober ts 687 361 440

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The Enjoy España Club Classes and activities to help you get the most out of living in Spain. Tel: 645 43 53 24 or email: info@enjoyespana.com Cantoria Residents Association Library and meeting room above the Third age (pensioners bar) near the Ole supermarket. Library open: Tues 11.302.30, librarians and Secretary in attendance. Thurs. 11.30-12.30, librarians, Secretary, President, and interpreter in attendance. www.residentsinspain.com Tel: 662413075 Whist Club Camping Los Gallardos. Tuesdays, Bell rings 8pm. Call Jim on 662 510 543. Mojácar Bridge Club Valle del Este Hotel, Mojácar Playa, Wed 7pm. Contact Les: 950 163524 Chess at El Pinar Bar Friendly, relaxed games of chess. Email David on david@helenanddavid.co.uk or tel. 950069713 The Write Thing Los Gallardos, Tuesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel Kate: 950 469540 AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No. Association campaigning for the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley built without proper authority. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Meditation Group First Fri. of the month: An evening of Meditation and a talk. Third Fri of the month, Spiritual Cinema. L.O.T.U.S. Yoga Centre Mojacar, all welcome. Entrance donation. Tel: Sharon 950 469 122 The Divine Life Society Non-sectarian, meditation & spiritual group. 2nd & 3rd Fri. of month, The Yoga Centre, Vera, nr bullring. Tel. Sharon: 950 469 122 Psychic Development Circle Mondays, 6.30 - 8pm. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 The Harmony Singers Based in the Zurgena area. We sing all types of music from musicals to choral music. All welcome to join. Tel: Mary 950 069 610 or Eva 664 095 564 FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). Registered charity. Tel: 667255094 www.face-charity.com


Activities - Clubs - Associations Religious Groups & Churches

Iglesia Evangelica C / H e r m a n o s M a ch a d o (opposite El Arbol Supermarket) Cuevas del Anglican Chaplaincy. Church of England. Almanzora. Spanish sermon Priest: Canon Hugh Broad translated into English. 950 478 432. Mojacar: Sundays 7pm. Contact Eucharist, Sundays, 11am in Carmela: 950 132 792 the church of St. Pascual, Roman Catholic Agua de Enmedio, 4kms past Mojácar Village. Mass H ote l I n d a l o towa r d s Sundays & fiestas 12.30. Tues Carboneras. Albox: Eucharist /Thurs /Sat 7pm, Priest: 950 last Thurs in month, 11am, 475 017 Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday in The Evangelical Church, month at 18:00 (16:00 in Turre winter) Church Wardens, Avda de Almeria on the Alan Smith 950 478 066, corner of C/Alberquillica . John Salmons 950 472 112, Sunday 11am. Parents & www.mojacarchurch.org Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. d u r i n g s ch o o l te r m s . . Living Water Church Midweek prayer meeting & (Mojacar) Alpha course. Tel. 950 Lively Non-denominational 617549 or 950 472349. Services, 11.00a.m Sundays, w w w. t u r r e c h u r c h . c o m Hotel Virgen del Mar, Mojácar Playa. Contact Pastor: David Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Hamilton 950 618 814 or Witnesses Geoff Ward 950 615 068 Tues 7.30pm & Sun. 10.15am. C/Oliva,15 Vera (opposite Lidl). Church Services Contact: 677 857 920 Opposite garden centre, Garrucha/Vera roundabout. Antas Church English service Sundays Services held in Jauro. Tel: 950 092 091. 11am

Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship Sundays, 11.00 am, Camino Cementerio 218, Esparragal, Puerto Lumbreras Tel: 868 009 940 We are available for other services such as Wedding Blessings, Funerals and Memorials Full Gospel Church International Committed to a purpose driven life. Sunday, 11.00am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas del Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 015 Aguaviva Evangelical Church Christian Centre near Albox Health Centre. Legally registered. Meetings Sun, 11am www.alboxevangelical centre.es Tel. pastor 950 064 402 Santa Cruz Christian Fellowship Sundays and midweek in Albox and surrounding areas. Tel: 673 207 366 or email santacruzalbox@gmail.com

Support Groups A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojácar area. Meetings Tues. & Fri., 6pm. Contact: 617 878 207 Alzheimer Support Group Gives advice to Spanish or Englishspeaking families & sufferers. Contact Julia Martos: 676 200733 Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 or 677 688037 Holistic Support Group Cellulite, weight, natural health, self-confidence etc. Support & motivation group. Tel: 686 929 855, earthenergies @gmail.com MACS Cancer Support Group English & Spanish speaking. Contact Elaine on 607 598470 in strict confidence. E-mail elaine@avired.com www.macscancersupport.com Alkemi Therapist Support Group (A.T.S.G.) For all therapists and anyone interested in learning more about holistic therapies. Call 663-397789 for more details.

Dance Line Dancing Bar Rosaleda (Arboleas-Albox Road), Thurs. 7pm. Margaret: 940 436 521

Ceroc Dancing The Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Tues 8.15pm-10.30pm. Contact Tracey: 687 251799

Belly Dancing Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, 8pm, all levels. Contact: 627 Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal713238 Overa & Carboneras. Contact Pamela’s Line Dance Club Fatima: 610 472 596 Latinos, La Alfoquia, Mon, 7.45 pm. Absolute Beginners Classes in Victoria's Studio. /Beginners. Wed, 7.45 pm Mojácar Playa. Fridays 4:15pm Improvers /Intermediates. or 8:30pm. Contact Marcela Piano Bar, Turre. 2-7pm, 3 o n 676 9 51 3 5 2 o r sessions for different levels. chavezmarcela@hotmail.com Tel. Pamela: 950 398076 Harmony Gym. Mojácar Playa. Salsa Classes Tel: 950 475 403 Jack in Albox. Tel: 652 580 695 Tea Dances D u o P u b i n Pa l o m a re s Afternoon tea dance for all (opposite town square) Wed, sequence dance lovers at Rumores Cafe/Bar, Albox, 9.30p.m. & Sun, 7 p.m. Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499.

Ballroom dancing Miraflores Camping Los Gallardos. Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 3.306.30pm. Contact Terry 950 069332.

Julie Bruce Dance Academy Classes held in Los Gallardos and Garrucha in Ballet. Tap. Disco. Cheerleading. Streetdance, B.A.G.A gymnastics, Rhythmic Ballroom & Latin American gymnastics, Musical Theatre, Bar Rumores, Albox. Beginners Ladies Tap. . Tel. Julie: 697 Mon 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Tues 861071 or 950 462 215 8 . 0 0 p m - 10 . 3 0 p m . Improvers,Tues, 3.15 - 5.15pm. Anita Watson Academia de Monthly dances at Bar Danza Rumores 8.00pm - 11.00pm. Ballet & Tap for children, adults Call Steve on 637 546 559 & teachers in Vera & Los Gallardos. Contact Anita on Rock ‘n’ Roll Classes 950 453 681 Authentic 50’s Dance Style. White Horse, El Cucador (Mon). Dance Classes Bar Rumores, Albox (Tuesday). Harmony Gym, Mojácar Playa. The Piano Bar, Turre (Friday) Ballet, Dance Express, Jazz & 7:30 p.m. Tel: 958 003 392 Latin. Contact 950 475 403. Trev: 689 892 745 Suzie: 662 607 371

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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 Badgers Golf Society Wednesdays. Contact Keith (Badger's bar): 950 478 525 Boxers Golf Society Albox Contact Malcolm Nicholls: 600 080860 malcolmpatra@yahoo.co.uk Cortijo Grande Golf Club Contact: 950 475 509 Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses twice a month. Tel. Phil Elam: 666 847 84 0 o r p h i l j e l a m @ ya h o o . c o . u k www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Reflections Golf Society Tel Chris on 665 919 916 Marina Golf Members Club Contact 627 353 281. Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Contact 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 Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691 www.padelencasa.com Mojacar Cricket Club Welcomes new players/members. Contact: Sam 663 132 487 or Dave 950 617 606 Marina Playa Kids Football Club Sundays, 10.15am, 9-12 yr olds. Contact Dave: 670 035 632 Tag Rugby for Children For boys & girls aged 6 to 9yrs. Mojácar. Call Martyn on 607 705 119 Albox Sub-Aqua Club Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road).

Santa Irene, Sailing Club Garrucha slipway every Sunday, 11am. Valle del Este Golf Society. Contact John: 950 475 157 or e-mail We play Tuesday and Friday (9:30). All john@sailrway.com or see www.sailrwaywelcome. Contact Alan Townsend Tel. mojacar.com 690 090982 Horse Riding Pot Black Billiards and Snooker Club. Contact Bar La Montaña, El Campico Antas. Tel: 950 459135 Tel: 950469403 or 617577615

Arts & Crafts Las Huertas Studio, Mojacar .Drawing and Painting – Tues, Pottery – Wed & Thurs, Mosaic Making – Mon. All levels and abilities. Anna 637 091 934 / 950 472 962. Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 950 472 967 Sewing Circle Wed. 10.30am, Turre church hall. Tel: 950 168 007 Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130627 jparson@teleline.es Ladies Pottery Painting Parties Albox - every 2nd Thursday, 6 - 9pm. Wine, nibbles, pottery, paints & raffle included 10 euros SimplyArt 662 443 095 Painting Classes for Adults and Children Centro de artesania multiusos, Mojácar. Mon & Tues, adults 4 - 6 pm, children 6 - 7 pm. 4.50 euros/hour. Pipo Jost Nicolas, tel 950 475326

Theatre Groups Indalo Players Email ferahmehmet@msn .com or call 950 069 109 Independent Theatre Group Almanzora Valley. No experience needed. Tel Larraine on 617 029645 The Luvvies Bar Rumores, Albox. Wed, 2.30pm for 3pm. All welcome for acting or behind the scenes. w w w. t h e l u v v i e s . c o m info@theluvvies.com Tel: 697 384 513

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Fitness & Martial Arts Harmony Gym, Mojácar Various activites. Tel: 950 475 403 Girasol, Albox Keep Fit. Structural Fitness. Karate, Children’s Gymnastics, Music & Movement for Toddlers, Callenetics, Belly Dancing. For details call 639 089 170 Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Step, ABS Arms & Bums, Self Defence, Circuit, Boxercise, Street Dance, Salsacise, Pilates, Stretch & Tone, Meditation. Call for details. 950 449 451 Pilates, Tone+Stretch, Beginners Keep Fit with Alison. Tel 637 465 487 Body Control Pilates. Classes or private lessons. Contact Sharon 638 487 314 Aquaerobics Vera Beach Club indoor pool. Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am, call 637 465 487 Martial Arts Academy, Karate & TaijiQigong, Antas Call John Watson on 950 453 681 Tae Kwon-Do Club Mojácar - Harmony Gym, Mon /Wed/Sat. Contact: 670 381 839 or 950 475 403 Body Sculpt Low impact fitness classes. Mon, 12.30 Low impact work out. Thurs, 10am, Chair or Fit ball work out. Bar Rumores, Albox. Tel: Julie 662 401 946 Tai Chi Piano Bar, Turre, Wed, 9.30 - 10.45am

Yoga Lotus Yoga Centre Mojácar. Mon, 10am & 2.30pm. Yoga Centre Vera, Wed, 10am. Harmony Gym Mojácar, Wed, 2.30pm. All levels. Contact Sharon on 950 469 122 or omsharon50@gmail.com L.O.T.U.S Integral Yoga Centre, Mojácar. Ist Sat. of month, Yoga day workshops. Daily classes. Tel. Vhyana: 617 719 913 Sophia Centre, Arboleas. 950 449 451 Girasol, Albox. Call 639 089 170 Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres. Mondays, 5:30pm. Tel:Brahmani on 600 34 91 51 Yoga for Kids and Family Yoga. Contact Marcela 676 951 352 or chavezmarcela@hotmail.com Gentle yoga class for seniors and the not so able. Every Thursday, 10.00 am at the Kimrick, Mojacar Playa. Edna Freeman, 950-469-399


Your Stars Your generous nature could be taken advantage of. Romance will be on your mind, and chances for ideal connections are in the works. Be sure not to burn any bridges. You can meet potential new mates if you socialize with friends. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

Don't be shy to promote your own interests. New romantic relationships will develop through group activity related to sports events. Children might be on your mind. Don't hesitate to make special plans just for two. Mingle with individuals who are established and can give you some serious insight into business and future trends. Your (Apr. 21- May 21) luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

(May 22 - June 21)

Check your personal papers and make sure everything is in order. Emotionally you won't see things accurately. Don't hesitate to visit someone who hasn't been well. Try to keep an open mind. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

A little overtime may help you reduce the workload. Your greatest enjoyment will come through social activities and pleasure trips. You should be setting up interviews or sending out your resume this month. Ask others to help, or you may feel that a burden is weighing you down. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Be careful with luggage; it may be rerouted. You need to concentrate on the areas where you can make a difference. Minor accidents may occur if you don't concentrate on what you're doing. You may want to take a look at the personal papers of elders in your family. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

Look into alternate means of sup porting your financial burdens. Talk to the party involved and make sure that they are informed as to what actually happened. Things are looking good for you, so open your eyes and get to it. Finish projects that have been hanging over your head. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) Friday.

You may find that female colleagues will be more help than you anticipated. Enjoy taking courses or lecturing others. Secret affairs will come back to haunt you. Situations could easily get blown out of proportion if you have made unreasonable promises. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

Social events will lead to a strong and stable relationship. Try to bend but by no means should you give in completely. You will find that friends or relatives may not understand your needs. You can accomplish a lot if you deal with other people's money or possessions this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

(June 22 - July 22)

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) Talk to your mate about a vacation and discuss the expectations of your relationship. Your reputation will be affected. You may be overreacting to personal problems. Stretch the truth, and you may get blamed for something you didn't do. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

Don't let emotional upset force you into the poorhouse. You need more time to think this whole situation through. You could meet an interesting individual you'll want to get to know better. Try to curb your habits, or you could find yourself in an awkward financial position. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

Overindulgent people will cause disruptions in your life. Matters pertaining to your home environment will be favorable if you are direct. Do not confront situations unless you are sure you have a good understanding of the dilemma. You must make them stand on their own two feet regardless of how much you want to make things better for them. Your luckiest events this month (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) will occur on a Thursday.

If you put your mind to it, you could entertain or host a multitude of social events. Don't let peers distract you or push their work your way. People who try to persuade you to do things their way will annoy you. Your charm will attract someone special. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month Helping Your Father

Giving Away a Horse

A clergyman walking down a country lane sees a young farmer struggling to load hay back onto a cart after it had fallen off.

A retiring farmer in preparation for selling his land, needed to rid his farm of animals. So he went to ever y house in his town.

"You look hot, my son." said the cleric. "Why don't you rest a moment, and I'll give you a hand."

To the houses where the man is the boss, he gave a horse. To the houses where the woman i s th e b o s s , a ch i cke n wa s g i ve n .

"No thanks," said the young man. "My father wouldn't like it."

He got toward the end of the street and saw a couple outside gardening. "Who's the boss around here?" he asked.

"Don't be silly," the minister said. "Everyone is entitled to a break. Come and have a drink of water."

"I am." said the man. "I have a black horse and a brown horse." the farmer said, "Which one would you like?"

Again the young man protested that his father would be upset. Losing his patience, the clergyman said, "Your father must be a real slave driver. Tell me where I can find him and I'll give him a piece of my mind!"

The man thought for a minute and said, "The black one." "No, no, no, get the brown one," the man's wife said.

"Well," replied the young farmer, "he's under the load of hay."

"Here's your chicken." said the farmer. Gathering chickens

The Future

The farmer's son was returning from the market with the crate of chickens his father had entrusted to him, when all of a sudden the box fell and broke open. Chickens scurried off in different directions, but the determined boy walked all over the neighborhood scooping up the wayward birds and returning them to the repaired crate. Hoping he had found them all, the boy reluctantly returned home, expecting the worst.

Within a billion years the sun will heat up so much that all the sea water on earth will evaporate and the earth will become a desolate baron place. But the question is, will DFS still have a half price sale? Counting I find it difficult to count in Roman numerals until the number 159. Then it just CLIX.

"Pa, the chickens got loose," the boy confessed sadly, "but I managed to find all twelve of them."

Key Rings

"Well, you did real good, son," the farmer beamed. "You left with seven."

A key ring is a handy little gadget that allows you to lose all your keys at once.

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...and next... Settling a Case A big-city lawyer was representing the railroad in a lawsuit filed by an old rancher. The rancher's prize bull was missing from the section through which the railroad passed. The rancher only wanted to be paid the fair value of the bull. The case was scheduled to be tried before the justice of the peace in the back room of the general store. Celebrating an Event

The attorney for the railroad immediately cornered the rancher and tried to get him to settle out of court. The lawyer did his best selling job, and finally the rancher agreed to take half of what he was asking.

An aged farmer and his wife were leaning against the edge of their pig-pen when the old woman wistfully recalled that the next week would mark their golden wedding anniversary. "Let's have a party, Homer," she suggested. "Let's kill a pig."

After the rancher had signed the release and took the cheque, the young lawyer couldn't resist gloating a little over his success, telling the rancher, "You know, I hate to tell you this, old man, but I put one over on you in there. I couldn't have won the case. The engineer was asleep and the fireman was in the caboose when the train went through your ranch that morning. I didn't have one witness to put on the stand. I bluffed you!"

The farmer scratched his grizzled head. "Gee, Ethel," he finally answered, "I don't see why the pig should take the blame for something that happened fifty years ago." Winning A Nobel prize A man is driving down a country road when he spots a farmer standing in the middle of a huge field of grass. He pulls the car over to the side of the road and notices that the farmer is just standing there, doing nothing, looking at nothing.

The old rancher replied, "Well, I'll tell you, young feller, I was a little worried about winning that case myself, because that durned bull came home this morning."

The man gets out of the car, walks all the way out to the farmer and asks him, "Ah, excuse me mister, but what are you doing?" The farmer replies, "I'm trying to win a Nobel Prize."

Missing Wife On a rural road a policeman pulled a man over and said: "Sir, do you realize your wife fell out o f t h e c a r s eve r a l m i l e s b a c k ? "

"How?" asks the man, puzzled.

To which the man replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf!"

"Well, I heard they give the Nobel Prize . . . to people who are out standing in their field."

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The Almeria Focus - July 2010