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Contents Full! ..........................................................................................…...10 Focus on Local News …...........…………................................…….12 So Now You Know .........................................................................26 Paco’s Hobby ..............................................................................28 The Mediterranean Corridor................................................30 USA Newspaper Readers! ................................................32 Spain Next .................................................................................34 Anti-smoking Regulations .......................................................36 Useful Numbers ............................................................................37 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................38 What’s On ..................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations ........................................87 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94 - Advertising Sales Contact 670 84 92 65, or sales@almeriafocus.com The Copy Deadline for the September issue is September 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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ugust saw the high temperatures that were predicted and the tourists came in force. Late bookings were the order of the day and hotels on the coast slashed their profit margins. In Mojácar, a hotel in Marina de la Torre offered full board for 36 euros a night and in Roquetas one hotel went down to 32 euros.

Up to date, traffic flow reports were published on the traffic police website.

The end of August Almería city “Feria” proved very popular again, and the bullfights were adjudged as being excellent, particularly on Friday, August 26th. This was stated to be a bullfight of the century with the three bullfighters being Mojácar hotels and hostals this year gave special carried out shoulder high. The rock concert with rates to “stag” or “hen” groups who flocked in, Rosendo and the heavy metal group “Obús” that with reports of extra beds per room. It was a was one of the closing events, was also packed. common sight to see such groups streaming down the roads to the beach bars, especially those that provided music into the early hours. The mayoress of Mojácar responded by saying that Mojácar was a venue primarily for families and she did not want the beach area to be flooded with groups of young people who in her opinion came with the intention of getting blotto every night. She intends to speak to the hotel managements to try and stop such offers. There were also complaints that the areas beside the beach bars were full of people who brought their supermarket booze along and drank to excess there. Many restaurants and bars profited from this influx however, so stopping the arrival of The bullfighter El Juli at Almería large numbers of young people would seem to be a difficult decision for the hotels that are September is, of course, the month for “back to asked to curtail their offers. school” and back to normal business hours. There are no national fiesta days in September, but the The beach, sea and sun still seem to be the main 29th is San Miguel’s (Saint Michael) day, the patron reason why tourists come to Almería province saint of Pulpi, Alfáix and Cantoria. Many bars that and between 3pm on Friday, August 26th and supply the ‘San Miguel’ beer will also be celebrating. midnight Sunday, August 28th it was predicted The first week of October sees the fiestas for that 340,000 vehicles would start back on their San Francisco (Saint Francis) and this is fiesta time return journeys. 188,000 vehicles were expected for Albox, Huércal-Overa and Turre. Huércal- Overa to use the A-7 motorway and 55,000 to use the has bullfights and sometimes Turre, using a A-92. Large vehicles such as low loaders with portable bullring that tours towns and villages as cranes or bulldozers, and lorries with hazardous required. goods were prohibited from being on any road on the Sunday. The Guardia Civil police had 200 Mojácar has a fiesta on October 7th in celebration traffic police to try and stop bottlenecks at key of the Virgin del Rosario, one of their patron junctions, and 4 helicopters to spot potential saints. A religious procession is followed by the problems from the air. All road works on major eating and drinking that any fiesta day sees, with roads were paralyzed on the Friday and Saturday. live entertainment into the early hours.

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Focus on Local News House Prices Almeria province had the largest reduction in house prices throughout Andalucia in August. The reduction was up to 16% over the year. Banks mounted an aggressive sales campaign to encourage Spaniards and non-Spanish visitors to buy the large number of properties taken back by the banks from individuals and property developers. The price of properties was about 1,600 euros per m2. Roquetas has the largest stock of these properties and banks such as Banesto, Cajamar and La Caixa advertised properties on the coast in particular. Banesto was offering a 3 bedroom apartment in Roquetas for 39,200 euros with a mortgage tag of 152 euros a month, and also a 3 bedroom apartment in Adra for 79,000 euros. Another similar property in Garrucha with 100 m2 on the 2nd line of the paseo was for sale at 104,000 or 400 euros a month in mortgage cost. These mortgage prices are considered less than the cost of renting a similar property and the banks were often offering 100% mortgages, a mortgage amount not normally available through normal estate agents. Banks have found themselves owners of a vast amount of properties and formed their own estate agent departments to try and sell. Spanish General Elections Prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has decided to dissolve parliament and call for a General Election on November 20th, a date that has been turned into the abbreviation 20-N by the Spanish press. Measures are still being put through parliament and the date for the dissolution will be the 26th of September. The official time for the calling of elections and the electioneering is 54 days from the official dissolution of parliament which takes the election date to November 20th. The PSOE party led by Zapatero received a mauling in the municipal elections called 22-M that took place on May 22nd. Unusually, José Antonio Griñán, President of the PSOE Andalucía autonomous government, has decided that the elections for the Andalucían parliament will not be held on the

same date, but will be held in March 2012. Spanish National General Election dates, and those of the autonomous government of Andalucía have been held on the same date since 1996. Griñán considers that the autonomous election date of March 2012 will allow the PSOE party more time to recover from the bad results of May.

Swordfish for sale at Garrucha fish market

Fish Sales Fishing fleets throughout Almería recorded record sales in the first half of 2011. The auctions of fish landed were up by 7% on 2010 and the amount of fish caught went up by 14%. The total sales brought in 8.3 million euros. Sardines and anchovies made up a large number of fish caught with anchovies (boquerones) accounting for 134,000 kilos. Catches of squid brought in 55,000 kilos and sword fish 27,000 kilos. Fish landed at Almería port amounted to nearly 1.5 million kilos valued at 4 million euros and Adra port recorded sales 32% up on 2010. Roquetas, despite their new fish sales auction building not being in service yet, landed fish that sold for over 1 million euros, an increase of 90% with regard to 2010. Garrucha was the only port to land less fish then last year, but sales of Garrucha prawns at an average price of 7.5 euros a kilo increased their income by 11%. Italy and Portugal were the two countries where sales were up considerably and total exports were 3.2

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Focus on Local News continued million euros, the highest amount of exports since persons a year. Juan Callejón stated that despite 2006. Over 2,000 tonnes of shellfish, fresh or the economic recession affecting Spain, Almería frozen were sold in this period. airport had dealt with 725,000 passengers up to the end of June, a total that he considered was Mortgage Help encouraging. The Spanish airport authority has Banco Santander, one of the largest banks in Spain, announced reduced tariffs for airlines using has announced a relief plan to help those Almería in 2012, as an incentive. customers who are experiencing problems paying their mortgages. The new plan available since August 1st is available to those clients who have seen their income fall by 25% or are unemployed. These clients in hardship can apply for a relief from paying off the capital part of their mortgages for 3 years. Bank figures for the new relief show as an example a family with a mortgage of 125,000 euros over a period of 25 years and paying a combined monthly amount of capital and interest of 590 euros a month. The new monthly payment with the 3 year capital payment freeze is calculated as a saving of 48% and a reduced monthly figure of 307 euros a month. The bank states that this measure is far superior to the whole mortgage term being extended for 5 years that would only result in a saving of 11%. Banks have come into heavy criticism for not Turre helping those persons with mortgage difficulties and enforcing repossession of properties. Turre Cash Flow Problems The mayor of Turre, Arturo Grima, travelled to Airport Investment Almería city recently to seek a meeting with Gabriel The Spanish Ministry of Transport has invested Amat, the President of the Almería County Council. 60 million euros on Almería airport in the last few Arturo Grima told the president that Turre was years. This total was split down by Juan Callejón, facing a financial crisis that he considered was a PSOE spokesman, in a press conference in August. caused by high spending on the part of the 2.7 million euros was spent in 2007 on a new previous council. Amat agreed that there was a technical block, and 1.5 million on a system for problem and in particular funds were not aiding landings in poor visibility. The major maintained at a level that would ensure that all enlargement of the arrivals and departure lounges the council employees were paid. He further stated amounted to 32 million euros, with the new that the measures being taken by the present facilities being opened in 2010. This year, mayor and council to cut expenses were totally investment amounts to 8 million euros and is for correct and pledged help if required. a complete update of all electrical systems. The airport fire services are also being upgraded and Strange Passenger this is due to be finished for summer of 2012. Customs police at Almería port pulled over a car The airport has a capacity for 12 flights per hour with an apparently single driver in August, during and a total passenger capacity of 2.8 million a routine check of cars coming off a North African

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Focus on Local News continued ferry arrival. They were fairly astounded to find hidden inside a lorry. The customs police computer that the driver was not actually travelling alone, database recognized this motorbike as being as he had a monkey sitting on the front passenger previously stolen as well. seat. After getting over their surprise, the customs police asked the driver for any documentation relating to the monkey, including a health passport from a vet. The driver had no such documentation and so the police confiscated the monkey and sent for agents from the Guardia Civil Seprona branch who deal with protected species. They identified the monkey as being a member of the Macaco-sylvanos family, more commonly known as the "Gibraltar" family of monkeys. Port Seizures Customs police at Almería port are experts in the detection of stolen vehicles that are being shipped from Almería port to Algeria or other places in North Africa. Not many months ago they started a search of a large JCB type digger that was being exported. An initial search failed to find any drugs or other illegal goods, but they were right in their suspicions. It was the complete digger that was illegal, and they traced the vehicle identification numbers to a stolen digger from Barcelona! Their latest large vehicle success was a complete coach, a very new ‘Van Holl’ model, destined for Nador in Morocco. Checks of the relevant paperwork and identification numbers revealed that the coach had been stolen in France. The two Moroccans exporting the coach, one from Almería and one from Saint-Denis in France were promptly arrested. They also arrested two people who were driving a Renault ‘Clio’ after they found that the chassis number did not tie up. The destination of the ‘Clio’ was North Africa, but the vehicle had been reported stolen in France. A Citroën C5 was found abandoned, a short distance away from the embarkation point of another ferry to Nador, and again proved to have signs of manipulation of the vehicle chassis number, yet again stolen in France. To complete their success in finding stolen vehicles, two Moroccans were arrested for trying to bring into Almería port an MBK ‘Booster’ trials motorbike

Parents outside El Prado School, near Arboleas

Arboleas School Parents of children attending the 'El Prado' school near Arboleas are mounting demonstrations regarding the bad state of the school and the lack of improvements needed. Just 66 children attend this school, and whilst the parents have no criticism of the teaching staff, they consider that the facilities and defects are now inadmissible. They state that water gets into the class rooms, as well as pigeon droppings, and state that one of the prefabricated classrooms has been divided into two, and children are so close to the electronic blackboards that they cannot be used. The Junta de Andalucía (governing body for this region) state that improvements are scheduled for May 2012, but the parents state that funds were allocated in 2007, with no work having been done at present. The school is in a rural part of Arboleas that comes under the jurisdiction of Albox, and this is considered part of the problem. The parents claim that the Albox council is not helping them and instead blames the Education Department. The parents are to continue with their protests and consider that if nothing at all is done they will

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Focus on Local News continued have to consider whether or not to send their that only 2 of the 12 beaches with blue flag status children to the start of the new school year this have full access for the physically challenged, month. whilst Granada and Huelva beaches have no full facilities available at all. Málaga blue flag beaches Family Aid have only 75% available for this type of specialised The Cajasol bank recently signed a further access. Almería province has a flourishing agreement with the Almería Association for Liver association (FAAM), regarding physically challenged Treatment, providing them with 2,000 euros. The access throughout a range of situations, such as association provides help to families where a family public buildings, transport and in the summer member is having a liver transplant, an operation months, beach facilities. Their president, Valentín that is only available at the 'Carlos Haya' hospital Sola, states that each year their association in Malaga. The money is to pay for local publishes a guide, available on their web page, of accommodation for family members for a duration access facilities at beaches. The association of 10 days. The Almería association has helped 22 considers that the type of access may need very such families and considers that after a transplant specific aids for different people, and their guide operation it is essential that family members can therefore lists the type of access available at a be present during the first few days when pain large number of beaches. Physically challenged may be experienced, or dialysis treatment may persons can decide for themselves if the access be necessary and it is important the patient has at one beach is better suited to them than access family present. José Fenoy, president of the at another beach, and therefore plan their outings association, is also in receipt of a similar amount accordingly. of money from the Cajamar bank, and both these grants have been made available for several years. José states that only cornea transplants are available in Almería province at the present time, and it is hoped that the new enlargement at 'Torrecárdenas' hospital in Almería may result in such transplants as liver and other organs being available locally. Almería Beaches Facilities The Confederation for Andalucía dealing with access for physically challenged persons has reported that Almería province is the best by far with accessibility for such persons at 'Blue flag' beaches. The number of beaches that have been awarded the EU blue flag status amounts to 16 in Almería province, and of these 16, 12 of these have full access both from the standpoint of parking, access to the beach and sea, including the availability of monitors and special bathing aids. These 12 points of special access are to be found at Adra, El Ejido, Mojácar, Nijar and Roquetas, and each of the municipalities have more than just one beach available. The situation at Cádiz is

Passengers boarding an Air Nostrum flight

Almería to Seville On January 1st 2010, the airline company Air Nostrum started a new flight from Almería to Seville. The special feature of this flight was that the Junta de Andalucía (governing body for Almería and Seville) had subsidized this until 2013 to the tune of 12 million euros. Two flights take off and return on weekdays, with one per day at weekends. Air Nostrum had a target of 50% occupancy and

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Focus on Local News continued recent figures show that in fact the average number of passengers is 54%. Over 16,000 people had booked flights to Seville up to the end of July this year, out of a maximum carrying capacity of 30,800. The average ticket cost is just under 54 euros (less IVA/VAT) one way. The date of 2013 was chosen as being a possible date when the AVE high speed train would provide an alternative way of getting to Seville quickly. The Junta de Andalucía and Air Nostrum can renew this contract in 2013 if considered necessary. The average fare is half of the maximum fare allowable in the contract, of 124 euros one way. Without this airline service, getting from Almería to Seville is a four hour train journey. Marginally more passengers came from Seville to Almería and the majority of the passengers made a return trip the same day. This subsidised service considered an essential link between Almería and Seville is unique in Spain, and had to have special licenses from the Spanish Ministry of Transport.

A queue at Almeria employment office

Almería Unemployment During the 2nd quarter of 2011, unemployment in Almería province went up 3.25% to 123,000 compared to the 226,000 people who were in work. This total number of persons broke down as 62.7% of the population being in work, a percentage just over the average throughout Andalucía, and 35.29% unemployed. Córdoba province had 33% unemployed, Cádiz 31%, Málaga 30%, Granada and Jaén 29% and Huelva and Seville with 26% and 25%. The high figures of unemployment and the increase in numbers in Almería province were partly put down to the

"cucumber" crisis that drastically affected employment in the agriculture sector.

Cosentino at Cantoria Consentino Expansion The Spanish Public Works Department has given the green light to a major expansion of the 'Consentino' Group with headquarters in Cantoria. The multi-national company, makers of the 'Silestone' kitchen worktops amongst other products, put in a planning application in October 2010. The group wish to build a new factory, together with other major departments for logistics, computer design and a large water storage facility. The new facilities will occupy a total site of over 68 hectares in the areas of Las Cañadas and Las Rellanas de Cantoria, in an area including both Partaloa and Cantoria. The investment to be made is calculated as 305 million euros and the direct labour force required will be 300 persons, with a further 370 indirect employees. The plans have been prioritised as regards all the various permissions needed, in recognition of the importance the 'Consentino' group have in the area, and the employment and trade they generate. New House Cost Reduction In a bid to stimulate the sale of new properties, the Spanish government has reduced the amount of IVA (VAT) on such properties from 8% to 4% until the end of this year. At the end of 2010, there were 687,000 finished new properties unsold throughout Spain, with 22,000 in Almería province. The Spanish government vice president Elena Salgado accepts that a large percentage of unsold new properties now belong to banks, but considers that 4% is better than nothing, and the plan will

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Focus on Local News continued give the government more income from the reduced IVA, and will also stimulate sales. She considers that banks will be encouraged to give more mortgages as a result of this. At present this plan is only in force until the end of this year, but Brussels have to approve this change in the IVA that comes from a member of the EU.

Destruction of cucumber plants E-Coli Aid The EU is paying vegetable growers in Almería province nearly 48 million euros in compensation for the immediate losses as a result of the false claim from Germany that infected cucumbers from Almería province introduced the E-Coli virus into Germany. This money also covers losses from other specified vegetables also affected by the crisis in prices and import losses. 30 major claims were submitted by the Almería organisation of fruit and vegetable growers (OPFI) and 841 individual claims from growers of cucumbers, lettuce, peppers and tomatoes. 6 million euros of this compensation related to the destruction of 17,000 tonnes of produce that had no buyers, and 41 million euros to cover produce not cultivated on nearly 2,000 hectares. This compensation was negotiated by the Junta de Andalucía who collated all the proven claims sent to them, and Almería province receives 85% of the money destined for Andalucía. The period for calculation of losses was from May 26th until June 30th, but many growers consider they had losses

further than the cut off date, or losses affecting other products such as melons. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries was hoping to start compensation payments during August, with a maximum period of payment by the middle of October. Vera Debt The mayor of Vera, José Carmelo Jorge, who has been mayor since the May elections, claims that Vera council has a total debt of 19 million euros. A provisional audit has been carried out by the councillor responsible for finance, Mariano Estecha, who believes that the money owed to subcontractors amounts to 11 million euros, and some of these debts go back several years. The amount owed to banks from borrowing comes to 6 million euros, together with another 2 million euros of debts that Estecha says lack proper paperwork, have never been included in any budgets and need to be carefully examined. He also states that the large multiservice company ‘Codesur’, of which the Vera council has a 51% involvement, is owed another 11 million euros. Mariano Estecha says that a full comprehensive audit is underway and that the council needs to make every economy without any loss in services. More El Ejido Scandal El Ejido is still in the middle of investigations that resulted in the previous major of El Ejido being kept in prison without bail for months, along with other senior council related people, all relating to the possible siphoning off of 150 million euros. The multiservice company ‘Elsur’ is credited with huge overcharging for work done, or not done at all. Now it is claimed that the cousin of the previous councillor for finance was contracted as an employee of ‘Elsur’ from 2002-2007, at a total salary of 111,000 euros. What is noteworthy about this employment is the claim that Celedonio Añez Campoy never in fact reported for work, nor did he engage in any activity that could remotely justify this salary. Apart from being a cousin of the finance councillor, Celedonio is reputed to have

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Focus on Local News continued been a firm friend of the now disgraced mayor Juan Enciso. The ex finance councillor, José Añez, has also been found to have greatly favoured a ‘farmacia’ (chemist shop) owned by his wife. The claim is that the official nursing home in El Ejido, council owned, only ordered medical supplies and drugs from the shop owned by his wife. This is alleged to have gone on for 9 years, and the chemist shop billed a total of 1.5 million euros to the council nursing home. Other ‘farmacias’ in the area did not get a look in as regards the major ordering of drugs and supplies.

Mojácar church

Mojácar Parking The very controversial plan to construct an underground car park behind the church at the top of Mojácar village is to go ahead. The mayoress Rosa María Cano has an absolute majority with 7 Partido Popular councillors following the May council elections and has pushed the project through following her re-election as mayoress. The underground car park will provide just 37 parking places at a cost budgeted as 1.5 million euros. During the last period of Rosa María being mayoress, she sacked two councillors for not agreeing to vote for this project. Opposition

councillors think that the project is ridiculous at 40,000 euros per car parking space and the construction work may well damage the ancient church or the surrounding properties. The car park will have a single entrance and exit ramp with a pedestrian entrance and exit together with a lift for disabled persons. Apart from the cost there is considerable opposition to the design that includes four horizontal “sails” beside the car park and another four outside the Bar La Sarten and the Budu Pub. The mayoress defends her decision as providing badly needed car parking space for residents and including the transformation of the Arbollón and Fontón squares. The construction work will start in October with a completion date of Easter 2012. Critics point out that the access to the new car park is terrible and the construction work will cause mayhem for tourists and residents. A pressure group formed to oppose the plan when it was first put forward consider that another project known as the “Pavana ladder” that involved a series of stepped shops and apartments beside the ‘Pavana’ bar should go ahead instead. This other project would provide parking for 400-500 cars. Tourist Boost Spain as a whole received 32.3 million non-Spanish tourists up to the end of July, and Andalucía was the destination for some 4.5 million. These figures have been received with enthusiasm and the figure for Andalucía is 6% up on 2010. ‘FRONTUR’, the agency that collects these figures, states that the increase has been helped by instability in various North African states and other destinations. Tourists from the UK were up 7%, France and Nordic countries by 10% each, and Italy by 15%. Tourists from Holland, Belgium and other low countries went up by just under 20%. The Andalucían Tourism Councillor, Luciano Alonso, said that it was wonderful to see foreign tourists flocking back to Andalucía and the increases were the best in the last 10 years. He believed that aggressive campaigns to promote Andalucía abroad were showing benefits.

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So Now You Know... Hair Dryers The first hair dryer was the vacuum cleaner! Around the turn of the century, women dried their hair by connecting a hose to the exhaust of their vacuum cleaners. In early models, the front of a vacuum cleaner sucked air in, the back blew air out, and the hose could be attached to either end. In 1920, the first true hair dryer came on the market but it was extremely large and heavy. Apart from the addition of safety features, the inside of a hair dryer hasn't changed much over the years. Not until 1951 was the first really workable dryer made. It was hand-held and connected to a pink plastic bonnet fitted over a woman’s head. Eye Glasses Glass lenses, for use as magnifiers or for starting fires, date to about 300 BC, but the first eyeglasses to aid or correct vision were almost certainly invented in 1280 in Florence, Italy. In the fourteenth century, concave lenses were used to correct near-sightedness. Pope Leo X was depicted holding a glass with a concave lens in a 1517 painting by Raphael. Bifocals, the combination of both concave and convex lenses for both types of vision correction, a top lens for distant viewing and a lower lens for reading, were developed around 1760 by the American statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin. Jigsaw Puzzles John Spilsbury, a mapmaker in England, created the first jigsaw puzzle in the year 1767, “for the purpose of teaching geography”. Sticking his maps to flat hardwood, he used a fine saw to cut along the borders of the European countries, and the jigsaw puzzle was born. Hand-painted and made of wood, another puzzle was a map of England and Wales, with each county making up a separate piece. Soon, people began making pictorial jigsaw puzzles, to entertain rather than to teach. In 1880, Milton Bradley made the first puzzle for children called "The Smashed Up Locomotive" with interlocking pieces forming a completed train picture.

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The Blender Stephen Poplawski is credited with inventing the blender in 1922. He was the first to put spinning blades at the bottom of a container and in 1932, received patents for a machine that would reduce fruits and vegetables to a liquid. The 'Waring Blender' was one of the earliest commercially successful blenders. It was named after orchestra leader Fred Waring. Frederick Osius worked on improving Poplawski's blender, and went to Waring for financial backing. Waring backed it , in part, so he could puree raw vegetables for the ulcer diet his doctors prescribed. By 1954, one million Waring Blenders had been sold. Carpet Sweepers Anna and Melville Bissell owned a small crockery shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While cleaning up after the day's work, Anna often became frustrated with the sawdust that was embedded in the carpet. Melville, her mechanically inclined husband designed and constructed a carpet sweeper machine and word of Melville Bissell's carpet sweeper spread quickly. The ‘BISSELL’ Carpet Sweeper was patented in 1876, and in 1883 the first ‘BISSELL’ manufacturing plant was built in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After Melville died in 1889 Anna Bissell stepped in and confidently took control of the company, becoming America's first female corporate CEO. The Etch a Sketch During the 1950s, Arthur Granjean invented something he called “L'Ecran Magique”, a “magic screen”, in his garage. In 1959, he took his drawing toy to the International Toy Fair in Nuremburg, Germany. The Ohio Art Company decided to take a chance on the product. The “L'Ecran Magique” was soon renamed the “Etch A Sketch” and became the most popular drawing toy in the business. In the 1970s, Ohio Art offered hot pink and blue frames, but people still wanted the bright red frames that were so popular. The print on the frame has changed slightly, but the inner workings have remained exactly the same.

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Paco’s Hobby

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he largest Cactus business in Spain, and probably in Europe, is to be found in AlmerĂ­a province at El Ejido just off the motorway. 'Cactus Serrano' is now a thriving international business but it all started as a hobby by one man.

municipalities should have cactus gardens as they seed themselves and require little water and minimal maintenance. The roundabout just off the eastern entrance to El Ejido from the A-7 motorway sports some very large cacti that Paco donated to El Ejido many years ago to increase awareness of his business.

Paco Serrano comes from a family of grape and flower growers but twelve years ago he started experimenting with cacti. Initially growing cacti from his own garden in the family plastic greenhouse, Paco was talking one day to one of his clients for flowers who said they wanted commercially grown cacti. Paco started increasing his stock and varieties but found that other growers in Spain had the same 20-30 varieties. Paco started buying seeds by post from catalogues of cactus growers in the US, and then by Internet. He was disappointed to find that many of these seeds were of poor quality and would not germinate. He decided to collect cacti from anywhere he could and grow the seeds himself. He now has nearly 800 varieties, of which he sells 700, together with 1,000 varieties of the closely related succulent varieties. It is a very thriving business! Paco thinks that cacti and succulents are greatly underrated as garden and house plants as such varieties need little or no attention, not much water, and are still alive when you come back from holidays. In his opinion, AlmerĂ­a province is perfect for cacti and succulents as there is a climate with not much rain, lots of sun and heat, and also winds. He is amazed that other growers of cacti have not done the same thing as he has. Paco now has 1.5 hectares devoted solely to growing cacti and succulents. He considers that all

With patience, Paco has collected specimens from every part of the globe with cacti mostly from South America and succulents almost exclusively from Africa. He cultivates these varieties under plastic, before moving them outside, and sells to outlets in Holland, Italy, France and Portugal. Paco knows that there are more species yet to be discovered and was sent a cactus from Mexico five years ago after a biology student discovered a new species while searching for orchids. Paco now sells this cactus called 'Astrophytum caput-medusae' alongside another Mexican cactus difficult to grow called 'Ariocarpus'. Paco has some very rare species that he considers his "jewels" such as a rare species from Somalia called 'Pseudolithus Migiurtinus' that comes from an area in Somalia now inaccessible because of the Somalia pirates. He also gets exotic specimens sent to him from Japan, as the director of the Japanese Botanical Society has become a friend of his. Paco swaps bottles of Spanish wine for the samples sent to him. Apart from the growing and selling, Paco goes to cactus shows not only in Spain, but in particular, an annual Belgium cactus fair. He now holds cactus and succulent seminars and regularly has up to 150 enthusiasts who exchange ideas and also seeds. Paco says there is always more to learn.

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The Mediterranean Corridor

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oliticians and trade organisations in Almería have been involved in fierce discussion and lobbying regarding the "Mediterranean Corridor". This is a main line high speed rail link using the 'AVE' (Spanish high speed train) to carry both passengers and goods from France to Algeciras. On September 21st, the EU transport commission will decide how they are to respond to a request by Spain for funds.

August, the route the Spanish Ministry of Transport suggests, and will be the one given to Brussels for approval. The Mediterranean Corridor will link France with Girona in Northern Spain, Barcelona, Tarragon, Castellón de la Plana, Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Lorca and Almería. The existing Ministry of Transport plan is that after Almería, the freight route would then go inland to Granada, joining up with the Cordoba-Madrid line at Boradilla and then to Algeciras via Ronda. An alternative

This train link is seen as vital to the increase in trade and passenger traffic and a major employment boost to the areas where the trains are linked. The problem is whether the freight trains would take an inland route in Andalucia, or a coastal route, and what are the relevant costs. An influential European lobby group of industrialists, 'Ferrmed', have stated that in their submission to the EU, Spain as a government is in favour of a totally inland route via Madrid that would save 11,000 million euros. This has resulted in some vehement denials from the Spanish Ministry of Transport, who insist that their planned route "under study" is that from Almería the route dating back to 2004 has not been changed. coastal route would continue via Motríl and Málaga, as favoured by Ferrmed. José Blanco states that 'Ferrmed' favour the coastal route for freight in between 2004 and 2010, 8,400 million euros has Andalucia and are against a proposed inland route been invested in the main coastal route and 2012 that, along with many of the coastal centres of is the target for the Barcelona, Girona line to the population, would cut out Almería. They claim French frontier being started at a cost of 4,000 that the Spanish government have suggested million euros and in 2013 the Tarregona and that from Murcia the freight route should then Vandellós connection, part of the Barcelona to go to Lorca, Granada, Antequera and then on to Valencia line. The link to Alicante is stated to be Algeciras. This would cut out Almería, Motríl and in operation by 2013 and the Murcia section by Málaga. To combat these suggestions, the Minister 2014. José Blanco considers that by 2020 all these of Transport, José Blanco, has published during links will join Almería with France. The money involved is of course colossal, with an estimated total investment of 51,300 million euros and a total "main line" length of 1,300 kms. It is considered that the Mediterranean Corridor will pass through centres of population equivalent to 40% of the Spanish population and a very large trade sector. The "goods" trains, operative during the night time, will require platforms with a length of 750 metres.

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Josefina Cruz Villalón is the Junta de Andalucía councillor for public works. She has been quick to point out that whatever the EU decides, the amount of funding that will come to Andalucía is only about 12% of that needed. She stated that the actual route of the Mediterranean Corridor could be decided by Spanish central government and the Junta de Andalucía and they had never ruled out the possibility that both the coastal route and the inland routes where they passed through Andalucía were viable. She agreed that the completion of this dual passenger and goods link was vital for Andalucía, to increase trade, tourism and employment. Almería port is waiting for the AVE freight line as a means to dramatically increase trade. In the first six months of 2011, the port has increased the tonnage moved by 10%, taking it to 1.97 million tonnes. This is twice the national increase of 5.5% for all Spanish ports. The Bahía de Algeciras port handled 37 million tonnes, Valencia 32 million and

Bilbao 17 million tonnes. These 3 ports handle about 50% of the Spanish total. Almería port cannot compete with these giants but container trade is helping to swell the numbers, with the completion of the majority of the port work being carried out. Almería port had a disappointing first six months as regards cruise ships, with 19 arrivals as compared to the 20 in the same period of 2010. Port and tourist authorities have been very active in trying to promote cruise ship trade, and it is hoped that by the end of 2011 numbers will have increased.

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Spain Next?

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larm has broken out in Spain following a directive from the Central European Bank to Silvio Berlusconi and the Italian Government. As part of an agreement to purchase some of Italy's debt, the bank has demanded that municipalities with less than 1,000 inhabitants are joined together and fused into one municipality, and provinces with less than 300,000 inhabitants are joined to neighbouring provinces. This forced drastic modification in Italy has surprised the Italians but enormous savings will be made when this is carried out, and will free up millions of euros. Italy will "lose" 1,970 local councils, all with less than 1,000 inhabitants, and some 30 provinces with less than 300,000 people would similarly disappear. Greece is subject to a similar reform that will mean that their 1,034 local councils will become just 355.

Almería province, out of the total of 102. The majority of these councils in Almería with less than 1,000 people are to be found in the Almanzora region, the Almería Alpujarra region and the area of Filabres. The municipality with the smallest number of residents is Benitagla with just 84 people on the council register of inhabitants. The mayor of Armuña de Almanzora with just over 300 residents thinks that any fusion would be detrimental as no two municipalities run their affairs the same way, and local contact would be lost. The mayoress of Bayarque with just over 200 residents says that no saving would be made in their case as neither she nor the councillers draw any salary. The vice president of the Almería Diputación is firmly opposed to any grouping of municipalities and believes that each one has its own character and requirements.

This type of fusion of local and regional government is by no means new. What has alarmed Spain is that it has been forced on countries such as Greece and Italy as a condition of financial help. Germany has almost completed a reduction of 25,000 local councils to 8,400 with further merging being talked about. Belgium started this process in 1975 and has reduced the number of councils from 2,350 down to 596. The Italian fusions are calculated to save 9,000 million euros over the next two years, with 6,000 million being saved in 2012. On August 18th, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, the new PSOE party leader, suggested that all the 'diputaciones' (roughly speaking, County Councils) should be drastically slimmed to save 1,000 million euros and lose 1,000 regional politicians. Another PSOE heavyweight suggested the 'diputaciones' should be scrapped altogether and local councils fused. So suggestions are flowing thick and fast and will heat up before the November General Election.

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba

The municipalities in Spain with less than 5,000 inhabitants are 83% of the total, with 48,000 paid councillors. If all these were grouped into about 1,000 areas of 5,000 residents the 48,000 councillers would drop to 13,000. If you made groups of municipalities with 10,000 inhabitants the number would drop to 750. Millions of euros could certainly be saved, but at present the local and regional areas would be bitterly opposed to In Spain, there are 342 municipalities with less this. Could Spain be forced to adopt measures like than 1,000 inhabitants and 49 of these are in these? There is no simple answer.

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Anti-smoking Regulations

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he present anti-smoking regulations came into force last January 2nd, the most major change being that smoking in bars and restaurants and enclosed leisure premises was totally banned, except for outside unenclosed terrace areas. Various consequences of these regulations are now apparent. The main body of opposition to these changes came from the bar, restaurant and hotel industry. They claimed loudly, before and after the legislation was changed, that they would be the main losers and this appears to have been the case. The consultancy company NDP has carried out a comprehensive survey and believes that sales in 2011, up to July, had fallen 8%. This fall was far more than had been experienced in years since 2008 when the present economic crisis started to bite. Up to the end of May 2011, the volume of sales from bars and restaurants was 7,000 million euros, down from 7,700 million euros in 2010. The owners of these premises consider that this loss is a direct result of the new laws. Before January 2011, bars with less than 100 m2 could choose whether to allow smoking inside their bars or not, and large restaurants or hotels could, and did, take the option of having enclosed internal areas for smoking. The anti-smoking lobby considered that there was not enough deterrent for smokers and the banning of smoking in work places was not enough. Bars and restaurants now say a distinct lack of customers has been experienced throughout the working day, put down to workers not going to bars for their working day breaks, nor for lunches if they cannot smoke.

The Spanish Association of Tobacco Sales states that sales fell 25% up to June this year, compared to 2010, and they also consider that this fall is far higher than any economic crisis effects. 211 million packets of 20 cigarettes were purchased up to the end of June, with a value of 760 million euros. The Philip Morris group with their brand leader 'Marlborough' saw sales drop by 14%, followed by a gain in sales of 1% by the 'Winston' brand sold by Japan Tobacco International, who are thought to have profited from the 'Marlborough' losses. The Spanish and French brand 'Fortuna' lost 1.5% in sales, as did the 'Chesterfield' brand. It is considered that sales from cigarette machines in bars, restaurants and leisure places has fallen by 10%. The association point out that less visits not only mean less tobacco sales, but also in money put into entertainment machines, apart from drink and food sales. On the other hand, the increase in IVA (VAT) from 16% to 18% in July last year has meant that this extra income for the Spanish government from tobacco sales has been more than offset by healthcare costs related to smoking. The cost of hospital care for up to 25 complaints held to be directly resulted from smoking is given as 135 million euros per year for the Spanish health service in AndalucĂ­a. To this cost has to be added the cost of visits to a doctor, health centres, and the cost of medication. It is considered that the true total of deaths from smoke related diseases is about 10,000 people annually in AndalucĂ­a. Governments throughout the EU are still committed to pass further legislation to try and stop smoking.

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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 CONSULATE Pulpi ……………......................................................................950 465049 All areas, 24hrs..........................................................902 109 356 Vera .................................................................................950 390010 CREDITCARD HOTLINES American Express ............................................902 375637 TOWN HALLS 4B (Visa, Mastercard) .....................................913 626200 Albox ....................................................................................950 120908 Diners Club ......................................................901 101011 Antas ............................................................................950 619015 Red 6000 ...............................................................915 965335 Arboleas .............................................................................950 449430 Servired (Visa Mastercard) ..........................902 192100 Cuevas del Almanzora .................................................950 456488 Los Gallardos ....................................................................950 469000 Garrucha ...............................................................................950 460058 ELECTRICITY Sevillana Endesa Enquiries: ........................902 509509 Huércal-Overa ...............................................................950 134900 Breakdowns:....................902 516516 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 615009 Turre ..................................................................................950 479011 WATER Vera .....................................................................................950 393016 Galasa Enquiries: ........................................950 391200 Breakdowns: ................................902 355575 TELEPHONE (Telefonica) Gestagua (Albox) ...........................................950 120649 Normal Operator ..................................................................1004 Faults Operator ....................................................................1002 GAS International Operator ......................................................11825 Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .................901 121212 Speaking Clock .........................................................................093 Repsol, information ...................................901 100100 MOBILES HELPLINE (From mobiles) ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Amena ......................................................................................1474 Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Movistar ...............................................................................609 Central number ……………...............................902 575757 Vodafone (Airtel) ............................................................123 Mojácar Town Hall Beach Office TAXIS See Directory pages Marina de La Torre, Mon-Fri 9 - 2pm Tourist and Town Hall enquiries .............950 109845 FLIGHT WEBSITES www.thomson.com FUNERAL DIRECTOR www.britishairways.com Albox (Funerarias Teruel) .............................950 430122 www.bmibaby.com www.firstchoice.co.uk Huércal Overa (Colly Fer) .....................950 616161 www.easyjet.com www.flymonarch.com Garrucha (Funerarias Funerga) ..................950 460295 www.aerlingus.com www.spanair.com Mojácar (Funeraria Pérez) .......................950 478102 www.ryanair.com www.tarletontravel.com www.thomascook.com

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Asesoría Forte (Vera) .................................950 395778 / 682 372196 Asesoría López (Vera) ……...................................….950 393071 Asesoría Torres (Mojácar) .........................................950 472748 Cazorla Martinez (Turre) .........................................950 479137 Concepción Rivas Gil (Arboleas) ….....950 438092 / 647 577716 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ………......................…..950 478617 Flores Montoya Asesoria S.L. (Garrucha) ..................950 132577 Gecko Business Services S.L. (Mojácar) …........….617 611140 Mayor Consulting S.L.(Mojácar) .................................950 615185 SR Accountancy .......................................................685 248999 Sintra Consultores (Vera) ……....................................950 393815 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..........................................950 431720

ADULT NOVELTIES

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

ADVERTISING See Marketing Services AIR CONDITIONING

ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 618893 ACS (Vera)..................................................950 467832 / 685 742 840 CD Electrical Services ........................662 414043 / 617 410534 Cool Outside (Spray misting) …......................……….606 194945 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Guardian Homecare Systems S.L. ............950 466472 / 666 255 765 Safes & Security (Lee)...............................................666 949213 Securitas Direct .........................................................662 474828

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY See also Solar Biomass Pellets ...................................950 452919 / 673 784050

Simón (Recycling Cooking Oils) ……………............….697 126083 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240

AMUSEMENT and GAMBLING MACHINES

Cafeteria Royal (Mojácar Playa) ...............………….. 950 472323 d match digital services (See p.5) .......950 472947 / 670 084438 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 Richard Hayes ...........................................................662 382616 Solo Satellite & Air Conditioning ........950 528334 / 699 909737 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 Plane Parking S.L. ………….......................................968 566410 ...............(24hrs Alicante) 656 532725, (24hrs Murcia) 656 532724 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante)........................................670 059809

ALARMS

AXA (See Insurance) .................................................950 478763

ANTIQUES & CURIOSITY SHOPS

El Sotano (Mojacar Playa) ………..............……………627 907211 Reclamation (Keith) ………......................................….625 167081

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 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) ............................950 478383 / 600 070188 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanxora) ….663 341904 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ..........................................................................628 458491 Reciclarte (Mojácar Pueblo) ………...................……..680 961068 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 950298 / 671 800317 The Gallery (La Concepción & Garrucha) 950 104228 / 636 411540 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….........................950 450422

AUCTIONS

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

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES

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

AWNINGS & BLINDS

Alan Barker (See front cover & p.9)....950 450174 / 600 268176 Curtains with Style (Sail shades) .....950 069032 / 678 811125 CD Electrical Services ......................662 414043 / 617 410534 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ..............................................667 652 888

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Arboleas El Mirador .......................................................................687 160 806 Humbugs Salon de Té .......................958 003391 / 676 604008 La Marmita ..............................................................950 449655

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Alfoquía Allbites ........................................................................666 032776 Bar La Union ……......................................................950 634533 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 992007 Bar Los Mellizos ……….........................................…638 889520 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Bar Trabalon ……..............................................……634 346189 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 Mo's Bar & Bistro ………..........................................950 449635 Futura España ..........................................................950 615338 La Hortichuela PersiVera 2005 S.L. ...........................950 391430 / 627 978635 Sopranos (formerly Divas) .................620 166719 / 657 443791 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.17)..................................…627 907207 Las Buganvillas Speedyfit (See p.4) ..................................................600 006032 La Colonial ……………….........................................….636 140307 Toldos Lebeche (Garrucha) …….............................…950 133761

Los Gallardos

BABY See Children & Baby BAKERIES

El Naranjo ….......................................................……950 398799

Cornish Pride (Albox) ….................................………634 920434 Cornish Pride (Vera) ……..................................…….619 502647 TPS (Turre) .............................................................678 304395

Águilas

BARS & CAFES See also Restaurants

Café Bar Aranda .......................................................…630 Comic Café-Pub ........................................................968 Gulliver's ……...................................................…….968 Samoa …………...........................……..609 320722 / 669

535836 448199 411329 370989

Albox Bar International ..................................950 120803 / 653 884517 Cafe Azafran .............................................................677 655049 Joan's Cakes & Bakes ……...........................…………678 166272 Le Bistro ………......................................................…..666 649330 Rumores ....................................................................610 641567

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

Antas El Real

El Milindurrio …......................................................…950 453345 Meson Verfran ………...................................................637 810143

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Mojácar

Palomares

Alibi ….............….............................................………950 473250 Alvaron …….........................................671 275185 / 637 546581 Ancla Bar …………...............................................…..622 448778 Arriba ................................................950 615591 / 634 347256 Badger’s ...................................................................950 478525 Bar Esencial ...........................................................618 826092 Bar Isabel ................................................................950 475941 Bar Med ...................................................................666 140901 Bar Mesón Felipe San Bernabe …......950 475966 / 631 301368 Bar ‘O’ …………...................................................….697 604517 Beachcomber ..............................................................950 473099 Bullseye Sports Bar ……........................................….629 528487 Burladero ……..........................................................950 615041 Cafetería Dolce …….................................................950 475178 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Cafeteria Royal ……......................................…………950 472323 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic …............................…950 615344 Captain's Bar ...........................................................950 473246 Caras Bar ………….................................................…634 308506 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Don Mojito ……..................................................…….664 225459 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Porteño (Mojácar Pueblo) Argentinean ……………….673 530797 El Rincón de Lola .......................................................950 473198 Jazz Life Café (Mojácar Pueblo) ........................…….647 724367 Koi ….........................................................................950 615452 La Finca ....................................................................697 212820 La Mar Salada .........................................................950 472181 La Parata (See p.6).....................................................950 478186 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ....................................647 724367 Los Amigos ...............................................................950 478489 Mana del Cielo ....................................950 472154 / 697 225625 Mode Retro Bar ...................................……………….634 321603 Moe's Bar ….........................................................…..600 279273 Mojo’s ....................................................950 615230 / 667 959413 Mojo Picón ………..........................…..950 472995 / 634 896515 Patxi’s Bar ….............................................…………..950 472442 Pipa's ........................................………………….….….627 564568 Rusty Nail …………....................................................950 472786

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

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

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

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

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

Seron

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

Turre Bar Stop ......................................................................950 479593 Café Royal, English Tavern ……….............................950 468481 La Pará ……………............................................……637 545590 Stoney's Sports Bar ……….......................................671 896391 TPS ..........................................................................678 304395 The Piano Bar ...................................610 005373 / 645 173092

Valle del Este

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

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Villaricos

Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 073598 La Amistad ……………….......................................…666 622085 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 Jet’s Bar La Plaza .................................................…950 467590 Vera Playa Corner Bar ................................................................950 618209 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 467777 Frankie’s Bar .............................................................662 474861 Los Conteros ..............................................................950 467582 Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 132350 Taberna Cristina ...........................................................693 743791 La Buena Mesa ……............................950 467222 / 610 356387 BARS (BEACH BARS) La Peperina ................................................................677 420243 Aku Aku (Mojácar) ...............................950 478981 / 607 347612 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 Ankara (Mojácar) ......................................................950 473042 The Happy Castor ……......................................……667 767962 BB.me (Mojácar Playa) ….................................……..657 303043

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com 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 Malibu (Mojácar Playa)...............................................622 456560 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) …..........................…616 005387 Playa Blanca (Mojácar) (See p.23)..........................950 473001 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030 Trufibar .....................................................................619 691052

Cortijo Bienvenido (Cantoria) .....................................950 634851 Dave & Gilly's B & B (Vera Town) …..........................950 391660 Hostal Villa Rosa (Mojácar) .............................................950 478 290 Las Persianas Azules (Velez Rubio) ..950 068054 / 630 149622 Posada del Candil en La Parata (Mojácar) ................950 472670 Rims Rest (Oria) ……….................…..950 432865 / 697 326924 The Palms (Urcal) …………......................................678 832036 Villa Janian (Lijar) ..............................950 064259 / 626 328274

BEDROOMS (Fitted)

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

BICYCLE HIRE

BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 024001 Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 413984 BATHROOMS & SHOWERS Dazzlem (Vera Playa) ........................627 818719 / 673 589874 24hr Casaserve ...................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Mountain Biking Spain …............……637 831509 / 661 178656 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 The Bike Shop (Turre) (See front cover) ....................608 523182 Artizan (Vera) (Bathroom Furniture) ..950 390635 / 661 985310 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 BICYCLE SALES & MAINTENANCE Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 The Bike Shop (Turre) (See front cover) ..................608 523182 GPG-Bathroom Installations ................666 161079 / 950 459402 BILLIARD / SNOOKER HALLS Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036 Pot Black (Antas El Real) ……....................................950 459135 Regency Snooker Club (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........968 006149 The Happy Castor (Vera Playa) ……..........................667 767962

BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds BOATS & NAUTICAL

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

BOAT TRIPS

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

BOOKS

Celebrations (Mojácar) .............................................606 693826 Tabernas Books …..............................663 121256 / 676 256083 Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 The Book Box (Albox) ……................................…….662 585098 Shower Master screens ...........................................677 604497 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164 Speedy Fit (Screens) ...............................................600 006032 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Tabika Natural Stone (Vera) ….....…….950 390110 / 950 390635 BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821 Bounce Around ….......................................................697 224205 Mojácar Events ........................................................669 434766

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

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

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Vida Desierto (See p.2) ….....................950 473183 / 610 867029

BUTCHERS

Ávila (Vera) …….................................................……663 126062 Casa Jose Turre 950 479242 Garrucha 950 132573 Vera 950 393592 Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ….............………950 478409

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 Mana del Cielo (Mojácar).....................950 472154 / 697

CAR HIRE

1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 Auto Corner (Limousines) .....................950 069198 / 667 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637

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Reliable Building & Landscaping ……..678 114268 / 664 167638 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 686 377172 Superior Plasterers ..............................664 348947 / 950 457504 Tahe (Laser Site Layout) ….................................……902 333114 Tony Walker handyman ...............................................648 091074

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Costa Coches ........................................(Antas Real) 950 459208 CATALOGUE SHOPS ..................................................................(Mojácar) 950 069272 EPS Direct (Albox) …........................950 120030 / 627 277935 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864 Rohha (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 473224 / 662 288146 M.H.C.R. (Mojácar) .............................950 478832 / 609 540380 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 670 722666 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 Tikka RentaCar (Mojácar) .........................................950 472662

CAR VALETING

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning

Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939

CARAVANS See Mobile Homes CARD SHOPS

Celebrations (Mojácar) ............................................606 Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................672 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 Occasions (Mojácar Playa) .......................................950

Anne's Catering Service ….................950 592967 / 699 Anne's Curry (delivered) ………...............................….677 Elite Cuisine ....................................950 472567 / 610 Chef@Home ………...............................................….637 Food For Thought …………..................950 469403 / 617 La Capilla Restaurant (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .......950 Marianne's Pantry ………...........................................687 Mobile Waitress/Bar ........................................ ........687 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties .........................618

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693826 600032 203457 398896 CATTERY 478539 The Hilton Cattery .....................................................950 163489 Kareclif (Albox) .......................................................677 791165

CHILDREN & BABY

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

CARPENTRY

A.N.S.T.E.Y - Carpentry & Joinery ………950 619178 / 687 251629 Antonio Gallardo (Mojácar) …..........................……….608 050013. Bob Wain ..................................................................677 161816 Carpentry by Paco ….................................................950 615517 Inspired Timberwork ...........................950 528779 / 610 988371 Juan Carlos .................................................................670 236170 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 907207 Lock Stock & Barrel (Albox).......................................608 673086 The Woodworker (Repairs & Restoration) ..........…..950 528779 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Vida Desierto (Specialist Carpentry) (See p.2) 950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................600 985583 Wildwood Bespoke Joinery …..............950 067011 / 685 955768

Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Baby Rentals (Equipment Hire) ……...................…….699 648058 Bebebel (Hire)…........................................................661 575532 Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ............................661 751244 Escape Para Niños (Arboleas) ..................................950 431578 Estabelle (Albox) ……................................................666 689463 Face painting parties ..................................................680 124159 Funky Monkeys, Play Group (Mojácar) …….......……697 264179 Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 Jack in Albox ....................................652 580695 / 607 598457 Kids’ Club Bilingual Pre-school & Activity Centre (Los Gall.)608 373085 Lorraine’s Face Painting ....................950 064484 / 687 569113 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Mobility Matters (Hire) (Mojácar) ..............................950 615432 Play Area (Baza) ………...........................................695 859536 Swimlife (Baby swimming classes) ……...............…..687 318054 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………...................…661 575641 The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644

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CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS House cleaning services ...........................................681 152472 Brian ……...............................................................……628 408197 KC Cleaning Service ...............................................651 850974 Sooty & Sweep ...............950 121927 Emergency 666 223295 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 New Pin Services ................................................678 875508 North East South West ..........................................671 273335. Pepa Diaz (Mojácar) …......….……….950 472774 / 691 240494 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 472662

COMPUTERS

CHINESE RESTAURANTS

Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 132948 Arroba y Punto ..........................................950 472 171 / 661 293 237 China Town (Aguilas) ................................................968 414786 Colin (Antas Computer Services) .........950 453622 / 627 717986 Chino Tsing-Tao (Aguilas) ........................…...............968 448548 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre .................................….950 393689 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133226 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 120166 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Wu-Zhou (Mojácar) .....................................................950 472145

CHIROPODIST

Howard Flanders …......................…….950 064672 / 663 Fit Feet ……......................................................………627 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637

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CHIROPRACTOR

Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 Paul Jensen ...............................................................950 460953 Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 070075 Computer Services (Dani) ........................................678 490639

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS Gill Ballard ……………………............................…….663 336655 Hilary Richards .......................................................662 932954

CLEANING SERVICES

A1 Cleaning..........................................950 472528 / 667 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ..............950 064599 / 634 Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 Arc Angel Services ….................……..950 469655 / 634 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 398820 / 662

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Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350

Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 Freshclean …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482

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First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 251399 Ink Cartridge Solutions (Albox) ……….................…….650 557428 Inside PC (Aguilas) ….........................................…..968 414263 Janga Group .............................................................664 175404 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950 633015 Palomares Computer Services ..................................659 353708 PC Call Out Service .....................….......................680 349656 PC Doctor .................................................................666 849609 Phoenix Computers (Albox) ................950 523214 / 644 125615 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908 Premier Tec ..............................................................627 564741 Proinfo 2005 S.L. (Mojácar) ……...............................950 475712 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Sicbero Computer, Website & Networking Serv. 950 467020 / 693 631103 Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645

CONSERVATORIES

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

COUNSELLING / HEALING

Anna (Tarot) ………..........................................………670 897832 Be The Best You Can Be Life Coaching ...................686 929855 Casa Blanca Therapy Centre (Arboleas) ……..............950 439020

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Chris Hargan (Hypnotherapy & Psychological Solns).950 069238 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Healing into Harmony Tarot / Holistic Therapies ........662 932954 Health Essentials (Alan Middup) .................................610 805777 Heaven Scent Holistics Urcal 663 923733 / Mojácar 950 475403 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Josephine Birt ………............................................…950 124834 Karin …….....................................................………..634 459950 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……..............................…667 979445 Lucy Lovejoy (Holistic Therapist) ...............................647 045919 Luz de Luna ................................................................637 469937 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 439205 Phoenix Hypnotherapy (See p.33)..............................900 808559 Reiki by Lynn …………......................950 472432 / 600 821871 Sound & Voice Therapist …..................………………645 290728 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Susan Blair (Counsellor) ...........................................950 396910 Tina Clarke ……….....................................................670 385923 Victoria Studios ........................................................634 459950

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CYBERCAFES

Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 Choice Entertainment (Huércal-Overa) ……….....…..950 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 Leon Cyber Café (Puerto Rey) ….….........................950 Proinfo 2005 S.L. (Mojácar) ……...............................950 Total Entertainment (Turre) .....950 468295 (Albox) 950 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……...........................950 Tuck-In (Albox) ………..............................................666

COURIER & EXPRESS DELIVERIES

121149 135039 479502 398896 133460 475712 121318 615596 618933

DAMP PROOFING

Nacex (Mojácar) ………..................................……….950 472940 Damp Proofing Spain ........................958 656560 / 619 666363 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Southern Spain Damp Proofing Co. ..950 436430 / 950 436497 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290

DANCE ACADEMY

CRAFTS

Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 Craft & Hobby (Albox) .............................................600 817352 Beverley Foster .......................................................656 346109 Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545 Hecho a Mano (Vera) .............................................950 391226 Serendipity (Albox) ................................................950 064662 DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662 443095 Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) ..................................950 390655 Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 449121 CURRENCY Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 Clinica Dental Garrucha ….......................................950 133333

Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 Moneycorp ……………............……….902 887243 / 637 791981 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 See also Sewing Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 DIGGER HIRE Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 AA Mini diggers ........................................................608 House of James …………..........................................649 503875 Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 Pitako .............................................................................950 615 575 Antas Mini Diggers ..................................................697 Soft Options .......................................968 111074 / 687 387092 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) …….............…..647

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DVD & VIDEO HIRE

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

ELECTRICAL GOODS

DIVING See Scuba Diving

Centro Ferretería Mojácar ...................................950 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 DOCTORS (Private) Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950

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ELECTRICIANS

DOG GROOMING

Abbie (Mucky Pups) ................................................633 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 IsaPeluCan (Turre) ……………..........950 468398 / 667 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 Maddy (Mobile Grooming) …………….…………...……627 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 Top-2-Tail (mobile dog grooming) ………...............….627

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24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 All Areas Electrics ...................................................676 384107 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204 Anglo Electrical ...................................968 006151 / 671 948213 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 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 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352 Fully Qualified Electrician ……................................…670 309878 José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 Juan Carlos .................................................................670 236170 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 Mick Groom .........................................667 039805 / 950 478271 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569

DOG TRAINING

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

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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

Peace of Mind 247/ 7 ............................................... 637 Royan Electrics ….................................................... 607 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 Vida Desierto (See p.2).................……950 473183 / 610 Williams Electrical (Andy)......................................…..677

ENTERTAINERS

DOORS See Windows & Doors DRAINS See Plumbing

Arriba Arriba ............................................................950 Atlantis .....................................................................666 Baz ...........................................................................697 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 DRY CLEANERS Blues Brothers ........................................................680 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255 Boogie Nights Karaoke / Disco (Tall Paul) .............692

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Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................950 069220 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Vanessa (Karaoke, Disco, Vocals) ........................... 950 067020

ESTATE AGENTS

1st Call Spanish Homes (Vera) ………950 139912 / 661 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 616 A1 Property Listings ............................950 479517 / 627 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 Almeria Homes (Arboleas) ........................................950 Almeria Murcia Select .......................950 466465 / 627 Angel Property (Palomares) ....................................950

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Arboleas Property Sales .......................950 449647 / 637 909800 Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …....…958 003391 Gee-Bee's Karaoke …...................……………….……618 560070 Arroyo Invest. & Prop. Serv. S.L. (Arboleas) 950 523553 / 697 423370 Graham D.(Mobile) Karaoke ......................................662 480966 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Infinity (Vocal duo & tributes) ..................................678 821330 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 Johnnie St.Clair …….................................................618 150937 Johnny Slade (DJ Extraordinaire) ............................ 647 202599 JuJu Entertainment ................................950 950797 / 697 462746 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ................................................661 508776 Kayley …….................................................................634 261598 Keith Knight …....................................….670 533 767 / 950 132 575 Kev Moore (BC Sweet, Christie) ........950 069616 / 600 762856 Kim Allen .................................................................699 950257 Lady Ellen ..............................................................673 459331 Lingerie Provocateur Parties …...…......................…638 343729 Mel Jay ……..............................................................671 108054 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 634 302801 Northern Lights Karaoke ….............................……..697 500673 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Red (Female Vocalist) .............................................628 149340 Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Replay Duo ..............................................................950 124154 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia .............................950 469592 / 697 640681 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088 Robin Marston............................................................. 671 146136 Desert Springs Property Re-sales ...............................950 467541 Sabrina Lloyd .............................................................661 055440 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Dursa (Isla del Fraile) ................................................950 478121 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Espagna Homes S.L. (San Juan de los Terreros)........950 466044 Spotlight entertainment / karaoke …..................……..664 540957 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Stan Roberts ..............................................................687 361440 Find Me A Home (See p.25)..............968 006171 / 636 266641 Steve King (Mobile DJ) .........................950 137177 / 680 272822 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 Sue Moretta ……............................….950 475849 / 672 148730 Grupo Platinum Estates .....................950 889853 / 666 687251 The Cactus Twins ………..........................................667 989270 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 026526 The GeckoBros ........................................................626 460465 Indalo Real Estate (See p.57)............950 091137 / 616 760409 The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851

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INMOjácar (Mojácar) .................................................950 K7 Mojácar (See p.19) ...........................................950 Kevinspain .................….......................950 064464 / 626 Lifestyle Homes (Turre) ............................................950 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 Mojácar Estates .........................................................950 .Mojácar Homes .........................................................950 MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968

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EVENT MANAGEMENT See also Wedding and Party Planning JuJu Entertainment .................................950 950797 / 697 462746

EXCURSIONS

Almeriaspanish ........................................................608 638403 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 760389 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...........……617 637359 / 950 450343

FABRICS

Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) …….................……627 251856 My Spanish Home ….........………….........................618 539500 Netforce ...........................................….950 529224 / 697 828265 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ………..............................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) .................950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ..............................950 133508 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …………968 419360 / 628 147408 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Olive Property Sales (Bédar).............950 469624 / 687 938466 Oliver Group Estate Agents (Albox) ……....………………950 121 960 PNI (Albox) ……..............…................950 121201 / 678 421078 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Positiva Property Group S.L. .................................... 950 617611 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.29).............950 478915 Realtors (Mojácar) ...................................................950 092094 Reduced2sale ……........................……950 450089 / 610 316101 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...............950 432157 / 639 976192 Remax (Peter Darville) ...........................................636 389501 Royal Estate (Mojácar) ......................................…..950 472334 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .............950 092291 / 647 901478 Seacor (Mojácar) ……………............…950 472880 / 634 367448 Sol Mar (Albox) ..................................950 064584 / 654 590258 Spain Assured ...................................950 469622 / 644 126582 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) .................................…958 003391 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)(See p.48/49) 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 & Mojácar Playa)..950 102006 / 617 587903 WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..…........678 321111 / 950 467336

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com American Store (Mojácar Playa) …............…………..606 991558 Boutique Gala (Mojácar) ...........................................950 615229 Charlotte’s Island Secrets ........................................600 691685 Donna’s Boutique ......................................................677 542931 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 Indalo Urban Outlet (El Real) ……….................…….950 459267 Indole (Mojácar Playa) …...............…..950 615599 / 950 450107 Liz Fashion Accessories (Mojácar) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Manumaga (Mojacar Playa) …………..........................659 884479 Modern Times (Mojácar Playa) …..........…………….950 475207 Porto Bello (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 475053 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Simply The Best (Albox) …………..............................659 185039 Wailaky (Alfoquía) ……........................................….634 896975

FIREPLACES

Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Fuente) ..............950 472135 Tabika (Vera) …...........................……950 390110 / 950 390635

FISH & CHIPS

Allbites (La Alfoquía) ................................................666 032776 Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 535836 Zak’s (Garrucha) .....................................................950 133193

FENCING

Chain Link Almanzora ………...................................697 801875 FISHING Gary Lloyd .................................................................647 006172 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Graham) ...................................647 803030

FITNESS CENTRES

FINANCIAL SERVICES See also Insurance and Funeral Insurance AMASS ……......................................................……..678 Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ……...…950 478914 / 626 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ...................................950 Grupo Platinum Estates ....................950 889853 / 666

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Alison .....................................................................637 465487 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey (See back cover)...........950 460545 Debbie James (Arboleas)............................................687 619239 Entrenador Personal I.F.B.B. …….....................……..676 871950 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065. Indigo Gym (Mojácar) (See front cover)..................950 475403 Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) .........................617 719913 Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 X-Tone (Turre) ………………...................................…...610 005373

FLAMENCO

Tablao de la Chus (Vera Playa) ................................950 467165

FLOORING (Wooden)

Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

FLORISTS

Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................672 203457 Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 479496 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211

FLY SCREENS

Lloyd’s Bank International (Mazarron) ..........................620 308804 Totus Wealth Management ...............…950 064567 / 686 509247 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078 VFS Europe (Peter Danniells) …..............................950 478617

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

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

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FUNERAL INSURANCE

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

FURNITURE PACKAGES

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

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE

Andinas (Antas, El Real) ...........................................950 459128 Antique Palaces (La Concepción) ......664 619819 / 686 697665 Artekit ........................(Vera) 950 390524, (Almería) 950 087100 Artisanos (Antas) …...…….......................................…696 431510 Casa Nativa (Valle del Este) …….............................629 624286 La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Martin & Leah Hurst, Casa Piña (Turre) ......................652 299576 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ....................950 104272 / 670 845498 Soluciones Rusticas (Carboneras) …950 364835 / 646 821821 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….................……950 450422 Mosqueetos Hate Us ……….............…687 271809 / 677 109029 FURNITURE SHOPS MozziScreens ..............................................................677 604497 Casas Nativa (Valle del Este) ..................................629 624286 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.17)......................................627 907207 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 633288 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032 Furniture Plus (See inside back) .............................. 968 482456 The Bug Busters ................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 159249 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. ......................…….950 473104 We Fit (See front cover)......................................…660 052051

FOOD SHOPS

24hr British Supermarket (Mojácar Playa) ……………661 159089 Chillout (Arboleas) ………………................................652 381834 Cornish Pride (Vera) ..........................................….619 502647 Cost Cutters (Albox) ................................................ 950 120691 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 FOOD SUPPLIERS Iron Art (Antas Real) ..........................................….637 259033 Fresh Herbs ............................................................695 941724 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 King’s Foods ...........................................................619 530436 Linen & Bed Store (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)..627 251856 VacPac (Potatoes) ………...............….677 248949 / 634 346087 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. (Antas) ..950 459017

FUNERAL COMPANIES

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

Rincón Del Mimbre .Vera) ........950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...................................................673 088476 Tronco Mueble (Albox) ..............................................950 120992

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GARAGE DOORS see Windows & Doors GARDENS

Spanish Sheds ..........................................................868 931841 The Green Man .........................................................648 514323 Vida Desierto Landscaping (See p.2)...950 473183 / 610 867029

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 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 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Cast Iron Garden Chimeneas (Antas, El Real) .......667 914904 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Eco Gardens ……….....................…..950 523215 / 628 661075 Eden Landscapes ...................................................950 634463 Elizabeth Eccles (Landscape gardener) .950 525790 / 637 546697 Gardens 4 U .....................................627 968434 / 687 629819 Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Shed Man ..............................950 069763 / 667 238273 GLASS CURTAINS Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. …….................................651 704916 Ground Cover ..........................................................627 308451 Iron Art (Garden Furniture) Antas .........................…..637 259033

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

GLAZING (Supply & Repair)

Jardin Natural ............................................................685 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 L & M Landscapes ...........................671 608503 / 670 Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 Lasting Impressions …....................................………661 Lucainena Living S.L. ………....................................648 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 Magic Garden (Albox) ….........................................…680 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 Peter Williams .........................................................672 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616

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Andalucian Glass C.B. .................. …630 231644 / 636 838484 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

GOLD BUYERS

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

GOLF COURSES

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

549869 479176 599115 548240 133230 398743

GOLF EQUIPMENT

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

GOLF HOLIDAYS

Emerald Golf Breaks (Mojácar) 610 526351 / UK 0044 (0) 7865 990578 Sunshine Fairway Golf Breaks ................................634 311316

GOLF TUITION

Francisco (Marina Golf) ...............................................950 Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Jesús (Macenas Golf) ……........................................687 Reliable Builders & Landscaping …...........................678 114268 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

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Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Beyond Beauty (mobile beautician & nail tec) ..........697 704364 Bizstores (Hair & Beauty Supplies) ...........................627 747296 Bliss (Albox) .....................................950 120691 / 690 093842 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) (See p.63)......950 473159 Boost Immune System ..............................................950 066181 Chemical Free Natural Skin Care Products ...............686 929855 Clive, Barber (Albox) ........................................................950 121 927 Colores Peluquería Unisex .......................................665 540201 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Wavelengths (Albox) ………….................................…950 120309 Dave Eccles (Mobie Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 Wendee’s (La Alfoquía) ............................................950 449133 Day Spa (Desert Springs) …..........................……….610 944494 HARDWARE OUTLETS Donna's (Albox).................................950 431501 / 628 669456 Ferretería El Real .....................................................950 459009 Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) .........................950 472790 Ferretería Gonzales (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 ElectroLotus Acupuncture, Health & Beauty .............608 719015 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 Etticut (Turre) ...........................................................667 971960 Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................673 943705 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 HEATING Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) .......................950 132765 Francesca Herman (Mojácar) (See p.6)...................687 480694 See also Alternative Energy Gents Hairdresser .................................................. 600 070075 Andrew Morrison (Econo-Heat)..................................627 250204 Glow Beauty Centre (Albox) .....................................950 104549 Barry & Graham (oil heating) ……….667 853062 / 620 112193 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Cosy Casa Central Heating (Albox) …................…….950 425049

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HEALTH FOODS

Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 Hotel Valhalla (Carboneras) ......................................950 130444 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 HIRE Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Vera Hotel .................................................................950 393008 Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 HOUSE & PET SITTING Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Louise ....................................................................... 680 124159 Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 Hierbabuena (Aguilas) …….........................................968 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ................................950 Sunshine Wholefoods (Turre) …..................................665

089170 448445 478446 014506

Mobility Matters, Baby & Mobility Hire (Mojácar) .......950 615432 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 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676 308217

INSURANCE

Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450

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

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

HOME CARERS see also Nursing

Almería Angels ..........................................................902 026468 Cooking, cleaning, care (Mojacar) ...........................678 098451 Delbelle ……………....................................................693 796937 Helping Hands ........................................................ 648 533962 Home Care Services ……............…..950 472645 / 607 823488 Louise, personal carer ............................................680 124159 Pia Assisted Living (See p.35)...............617 877741 / 950 468176

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 Catalana Occidente (English speaking) ....................950 618054 838547 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar) ...................................950 478307 239696 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986

HOTELS

Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Cala Real (Aguilas) ..........................................968 414562 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ……......................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ............................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061

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

INTERIOR DESIGN

Interpretes Almeria ..................................................650 623113 Joanne Tissington ……………....................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Leticia ………..........................................................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) ......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Maureen ...............................................950 523853 / 678 403899 Melissa .....................................................................677 146592 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 625 540769 Paul Jessop (Aguilas) .............................................626 421623 Real Almería Translations ………....….950 398820 / 662 390453 S.O.S Translations …................................................651 500670 Simply Solved ………............................................….617 882689 Sol y Mar Services (Albox) ….....…….950 064584 / 654 590258 Solutions Almería ...............................950 478917 / 667 846132 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Tina Clarke ……….......................................... ..........670 385923 Tom Jones .................................................................608 721334 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

ABC Interior Design ………...................................…..627 046467 Evie Fox-Rayner .......................................................628 816896 Curtains with Style .........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Ines ……......................................................................618 318309 JET WASHING Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818 Aguaclean …………….........................950 064608 / 697 559395 INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes Mobile Jet Washing ………..................950 069121 / 605 376873

INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS

JEWELLERS / JEWELLERY

Agnata .............................................................……..697 530618 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .....950 133508 / 627 670255 Andrés Mojácar) .....................................................679 932632 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) .............................606 198958 As You Would Say (Mojacar) ......................................678 098451 Bureaucracy Busters ................................................650 284862 C.A.T. Services ...................................607 827606 / 627 635514 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………............................................627 376953 Danika Edwards ........................................................647 258828

Franksjewellery (Los Gallardos) ........677 399345 / 950 617570 Indole (Mojácar Playa) ……………….950 615599 / 950 450107 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ...........................................950 460636 Joyerias Vasary (Mojácar Playa) ……........…………….950 473164 La Luna (Garrucha) ....................................................950 132543 Porto Bello (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 475053

KENNELS

Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 087966 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 564640

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234556 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 132657 382713 La Mar de Blanco .....................................(Garrucha) 950 460094 251464 Lavanderia Los Arcos ...............................................950 478359 554984 LEGAL SERVICES 562662 168508 See also Solicitors AG2 Asesores (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133617 KEY CUTTING 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 828560 Bureaucracy Busters ..................................................650 284862 CG Legal (Mojácar Playa) ...................950 472057 / 670 215926

KITCHENS

24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 English Wills Spain …......................…..950 439192 / 607 646027 Artizan (Vera) (See p.15).............…950 390635 / 661 985310 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ..................................950 478420 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 Gecko Business Services …..........................………617 611140 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036

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

LAUNDERETTES

Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................639 161725 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255

LAUNDRIES

City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255 Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 414327

Help with Papers (Mojacar) .......................................634 369399 Heritance Wills .........................................................660 887723 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 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

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LINEN

559261 358549 985358 361294

Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 Lingerie Provocateur ………......................................638 Lunas (Turre) ………................................................661 Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ....................................650 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .....................950

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

LOCKSMITHS

24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 Arboleas Locksmith ...................................................697 Locksmith (Lee/Dean)................................................666

676833 343729 642341 826829 135742 618129 306269 987885 828560 243181 949213

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

LOGS FOR SALE

Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) …...............….630 356095 / 616 044719 Levante Logs ............................................................670 243724 Log-On-Tommy ……............................................……619 070839 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) ………............…….627 251856 Logs for Sale ..............................................................687 314775 Potty Finca Services .........................950 163930 / 616 855294 LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 121909 MARBLE FABRICATIONS Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 132253 Tabika (Vera) .....................................950 390110 / 950 390635

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MARKETING SERVICES

MORTGAGE SERVICES

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

METAL WORK

Ali ...........................................................................660 Angel Welding …………............................................610 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 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 ....................................600 Terry Willis ………………...........................................634

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MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS

Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 El Real Caravans & Motorhomes .........950 459007 / 647 587855 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Las Tinajas Country Club ......….........950 523629 / 665 820267 Teletek Leisure (El Real) ….................950 459007 / 647 587855 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

MOBILE PHONES See Telecommunications MOBILITY SERVICES

Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) …….....................…….950 Grupo Platinum ........................................................666 Mark Poole ..............................................................659 Positiva Property Group S.L. ….….…950 617611 / 671 Spanish Home Direct ............................................…607

478617 687251 033903 612451 554984

MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS

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

685550 450343 603380 133033 938352

MOUNTAIN BIKING

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

NAUTICAL see BOATS NURSING see also Home Carers

Easy Care Mobility Services …………........................650 626460 Mobility Matters (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615432 Almería Angels ..........................................................902 ATS District Nurse ……………...................................662 Delbelle …………….................................................…693 Helping Hands ........................................................ 648 Pia Assisted Living (See p.35)............617 877741 / 950

026468 277845 796937 533962 468176

OPTICIANS

Federopticos (Aguilas) …….........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ...........................................950 121122 MultiOpticas ...........(Mojácar) 950 472285 (Garrucha) 950 460665 ................................................................(Carboneras) 950 130707 Natural Optics (Garrucha) ............................................950 133921 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

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

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PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

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PEST CONTROL

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

PETS

Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 Arc Angel Services (Pet Minding) …….950 469655 / 634 325185 Ashlove's Pet House (Mojácar Playa) …….............…950 475502 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 087966 Estabelle (Albox) .....................................................666 689463 Horse & Dog sitting …………..............................……607 554984 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) ….................……….667 562872 Pet Mates Pet transportation ...................................950 168508 Pets R Us (Las Buganvillas) ...................................950 133560 Rovers Return (Courier Service) ………....................617 588547 Tomasin (Aguilas) ……............................................968 413972

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

PAINTING & DECORATING

ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Achim Lob ................................................................678 997361 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker (See front cover & p.9).................950 450174 / 600 2681766 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Berben ......................................................................658 087966 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Eurodec …….........................................................…667 238273 Euro Painters Spain …………….......................………677 557190 Futura España .........................................................950 615338 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Juan Carlos .................................................................670 236170 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Paint Magic ...................................................617 90477

20seven photography ................................................633 773563 A. Walinski ………................................................….633 219664 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Indigo Photography ...................................................637 974793 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 272822 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 045911 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 The Image Suite ……...................…..........................666 291984

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Feel Good (Eduardo Girone) ...................................671 Ignacio López de la Fuente (Mojácar) ......................627 Jackie Miles Kirby, Remedial Therapist ..................634 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617

219871 244730 331798 516247 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

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 Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) .......................................950 478846 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …............................……950 398799 Góndola (Garrucha) ................................................950 133928 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)...........….950 478098 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 472928

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899515 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041 472976 Tijola Plumbing ........................................................662 621599 615100 Vida Desierto Plumbing .......................610 867029 / 950 473183 462132 POOL COVERS Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ……….......................…….667 652888 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333

Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …........................................968 447862 Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar) .......................................950 478517 Pizzeria Mary (Garrucha) …….......................................950 460536 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) .....................................950 472809 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz (Turre) ….........…….950 479646 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132305 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...............................950 478401 Samz (Los Gallardos) ..............................................950 398981

PLUMBING

24 hr A1 Multiservices Costel …………617 119995 / 642 833771 24hr Casaserve ...........................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….646 619060 / 662 342669 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 Almería Plumbing & Building ....................................696 645872 TeleTek ................................................950 459007 / 647 587855 Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……..................................610 052407 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Barry & Graham …................……….667 853062 / 620 112193 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 All in One (Pool Maintenance) ……….950 452855 / 656 388283 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 Cactus Prop.Management (Pool Cleaning) .663 053502 / 692 460393 Clearwater Pools (Maintenance) ................................950 430968 D & J Pritchard Construcciones .......617 698418 / 666 837779 DP (Maintenance) .....................................................678 490641 Ever Clear Pools …..............................................….678 850279 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 470778 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating .................. 968 969962 Cosy Casa Plumbing (Albox) ……............................950 425049 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 GPG - Plumbing & Bathrooms ...........666 161079 / 950 459402 Juan Carlos .................................................................670 236170 Knowles & Abbott …….........................950 137197 / 606 807797 Los Conteros Plumbing ........................950 467582 / 661 147522 Mojácar Plumbing ….............................................……699 909773

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neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Portilla Graficas ................................ 950 591900 / 605 162709. Racing Color S.L. (Antas) …................................…..950 459156 Sign Works (Baza)........................................................646 359837

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

24hr Casaserve ................................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................659 077998 / 659 185189 Juan Carlos .................................................................670 236170

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 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Simon Barker ............................................................637 247745 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Tanby Piscinas ............………….............950 618782 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …..................….950 475241 Tropicana Pools …........................……950 069288 / 610 345725 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582 Vida Desierto (See p.2)........................950 473183 / 610 867029

POSTAL SERVICES

Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquia) ..............950 634388 / 627 635514 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..636 063393 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) …............................950 398896 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Rohha Mailboxes (Mojácar) ..................950 473224 / 662 288146 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 654 590258 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 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Impresiones Directas (Albox) ………………950 430291 / 647 647926 Freelance Designers Spain ............... 950 092291 / 627 817936 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155

Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .....................950 473183 / 610 867029

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS

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

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235

Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Elite Property Services ............................................697 532323 Find Me A Home (See p.25)..............968 006171 / 629 946085 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Homes & Beyond .....................................................618 864278 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Jane Nicholson (Rentals) …...........….........................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

Positiva Property Group S.L. ….…...…950 617611 / 671 612451 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.30)...........950 478915 Rapid Rentals .....................................677 695087 / 950 104266 Real Services (Mojacar) .............................................950 475779 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...............950 432157 / 639 976192 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 RLT Properties .....................................950 069593 / 671 283708 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .............950 092291 / 647 901478 Sierra Property Services (Turre) ...........950 479232 / 670 856743 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562

Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …........................………950 478383 Mojácar Property Maintenance & Decorators ………..649 304441 Netforce ...........................................….950 529224 / 697 828265 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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REFRIGERATION

MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 Thermotech …………….....................…950 069637 / 699 856372

REMOVALS & STORAGE

A2B Removals (Spain/UK) …...........................……..634 249787 Countdown Removals (UK/Spain/UK) .................…678 855994 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183

The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 475241

English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213

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

PROPERTY PROMOTERS

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

RESTAURANTS See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Agua Amarga

PROPERTY VALUATIONS

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

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS

BayRadio (91.5 & 95.5) .....…….966 796761 Studio 965 Cadena Ser Levante (Spanish, local and national) ....950 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 Plusfm ……….................................….609 818283 / 617 Smooth FM (90.8, Albox and area) .............................666

Euro Removals ………........................950 069128 / 637 255978 Furniture Plus SL Storage ..............................................968 482 456 J & B Removals (Albox) …......…………625 692273 / 616 888058 James & Son Removals, Storage & Pet Transportation .651 519307 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 Orange Box (Antas)................................................. 678 612331 Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121

La Chumbera .............................................................950 168321 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014

Aguilas

795506 615006 447864 528121 849609

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

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Albox Bistro Rojo ..............................................................634 376674 El Gallego ...........................................950 120590 / 615 717978 La Parrilla ................................................................950 430024 Le Bistro ....................................................................666 649330 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 430145 Run (Oriental) ...........................................................950 430296 Syedpur (Indian) ….....................................................950 120606 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639 231507

Antas

Allbites …........................................................………666 032776 Bar La Union .............................................................950 634533 Sabor .................................................950 592967 / 699 726993

Las Alparatas La Capilla .................................................................950 479305

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

Limaria

668613 Welcome Stranger …........................………...........….950 549646 Los Gallardos 459081 La Cumbre ...................................... 950 888126 / 629 453048 Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 Arboleas El Mirador …………….............................................…678 160806 Los Patricios Hostal Meson ……….............................950 430137 / 635 612738 Willow Restaurant (Las Tinajas Club) .......................663 Asador Gloria …..............................…...950 453150 / 625 Cortijo Carlotta ......................................950 619226 / 638 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950

Bédar

432719 030438 810143 506869 606954

Lucainena de Las Torres

El Elpalme …………...........................................…..950 469569 La Fuente .................................................................950 469185 Venta el Museo ........................................................950 364200 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo

Cabrera

Alibi (Italian) ..................................................………950 473250 Los Pastores .............................................................950 468002 Arriba ...............................................950 615591 / 634 347256 Cortijo Grande Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 472951 Casa Los Pinos ……...........................................…..950 468236 Azeefa (Indian) ……..............................………………950 475742 Cucador Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 473099 The White Horse ………….........……….667 273936 / 697 506772 Blue Lagoon ........................................................…..600 829518 Desert Springs Resort Burladero ...................................................................950 615041 El Chiringuito Pool Bar ………................................…678 746706 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 El Torrente Restaurant …....................................……637 861590 Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 The Crocodile Club ...................................................678 746706 Casablanca (See p.11)..............................................950 472474 El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 472924 La Montaña ................................................................670 589788 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Gaucho ................................................................950 478846 El Olivo .....................................................................950 472543 El Refugio (Mexican) ……….............................……..950 615487 El Rincón de Lola .......................................................950 473198

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

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

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

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El Secreto ............................................950 889208 / 698 436525 Fantasia ....................................................................950 475127 Imperial (Italian) (See front cover)............................950 478098 Indian Curry House .................................................661 159089 India Tandoori ...................................950 472649 / 637 465493 Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com La Cabaña (See p.9).................................................950 615179 La Cantina .................................................................950 478841 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Hacienda Steak House ...........................................950 473085 La Parata (See p.6).............................................…950 478186 Le Bistrot (Breton) (See p.13).........................……..950 478008 l'incanto (Italian) .......................................................950 472224 Malibu (Mojácar Playa)...............................................622 456560 Mandala Beach Club .................................................950 437131 Mesa (See p.7)....................................................….662 639535 Meson de Perico ...................................................950 615582

Ramo del Limón ......................................................950 Restaurant 22 (See p.13)...........................................950 Restaurante Mediterráneo .........................................950 Sal Marina ...............................................................950 Subway ……………...................................................950 The New Kimrick .......................................................950 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 Toscana (Italian)......................................................950 Viva .........................................................................637

472659 473058 472268 472405 478129 475198 478651 472907 270594

Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 El Porteño (Argentinean) ................…………………..673 530797 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Elizabeth .......................……......……..606 061811 / 950 478014 Napoli (Italian) .............................................................950 472976 Pulcinella (Italian) ......................................................950 478401 Restaurante Mamabel's ....................... 663 700542 / 950 472448 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270

Palomares Oasis Bar & Restaurant ……...................................……649 536567 Mojo’s ..............................................950 615230 / 667 959413 Partaloa Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….671 608498 Mojo Picón .........................................950 472995 / 634 896515

Pulpí

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

Pueblo Laguna Dalí ............................................................................950 132345

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

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

Turre Chili ..................................................................…….950 La Estancia (Argentinean) ….............654 562449 / 695 La Pará …………………….................................…….637 Meson del Pobre ......................................................950 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ................……...................…950 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950 Taberna Alcatifa .........................................................950 Taj (Indian) (See p.11)................................................950 TPS ..........................................................................678

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

Valle del Este Neptuno ...................................................................616 005387 New Bollywood ……...............………..950 472641 / 646 665926 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ......................................950 615151 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Playa Blanca (See p.23).............................................950 473001 Posada del Candil en La Parata (Mojácar) ................950 472670

Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ……….950 461255 / 637 914632

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

Vera Playa El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909

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467839 Albox Rugs (Albox) ...........................637 756646 / 950 633149 132350 356387 653116 478202 467682 778587

Villaricos El Mar La Mar ............................................................950 467030 La Esperanza ............................................................625 737025 Los Angeles ..............................................................699 010705 P & R Direct Rugs ..................................................665 258680

RURAL TOURISM

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

SATELLITE TV

ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 618893 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 Cuevasat ...........................................950 523740 / 628 153340 dmatch digital services SL (See p.5) 950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa-digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 J & A Multi-Services ................................................667 292227 Skystars (Albox) ......... .......................687 042335 / 667 366797 Solo Satellite & Air Conditioning ........950 528334 / 699 909737

Don Tadeo ..................................................................670 860386

RETIREMENT HOMES Pia Assisted Living (See p.35)...............617 877741 / 950 468176

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

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

ROOFING

Alan ……...........................................….950 450347 / 600 268176 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ……….......................….950 Gary Lloyd .................................................................647 006172 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …….950 459060 / 649 P.Morgan ..............................................950 132793 / 687 814358 Screenmasters .....................………..680 777789 / 677 The Patio People ………….......................................610 RUGS

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SHOPPING CENTRES

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

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle)

Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 Grafitec Signs ………................................................687 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 Portilla Graficas .......................................................605

620799 953722 162709 162709

SKIN TREATMENTS

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

SKIP HIRE

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

SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy

d match digital services (See p.5) ...........................950 472947 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ...........................609 888549 / 950 468230 HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 139568 Spanish Solar ….........................……950 069640 / 649 259305 Teletek .................................................950 459007 / 647 587855

SOLICITORS

Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 351324 Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 SCHOOLS See Tuition AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 AVSA Lawyers (Puerto Rey) 950 617359....(Aguilas) 968 446576 SCOOTER HIRE Carib Scoots (Mojácar Playa) ................950 450092 / 639 734297 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 473046 Canton & Prieto (Garrucha) …………..647 049550 / 950 460731 SCUBA DIVING Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968 493215 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 049229 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Molasub (Villaricos) ............................950 467572 / 675 321404 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 617017 SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669 040963

SECOND HAND

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

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

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

SEWING

Alice .......................................................................666 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 Coser y Planchar (Zoco Centre, Mojácar Playa) ….680 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 Pet Whittaker, dressmaker ................950 397263 / 671 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626

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STONEMASON

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

SURVEYORS

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

Property Inspection Report (D. González) .686 846624 / 950 393530

José Francisco López Molina ...............950 133607 / 635 189986 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038 Sapphire Surveyors ………...................950 064725 / 671 208782

SPAS

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

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING

TAKEAWAYS See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish & Chips & Pizzerias

Outdoor Leisure ………....................…950 633149 / 661 148998 Allbites (La Alfoquía) ..................................................666 032776 Teletek (Antas) ….............................…950 459007 / 647 587855 Bombay Indian (Mojácar) ….................................…..950 472633 Chili (Turre) ........................................................…..950 468425 SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE Cornish Pride (Albox) ….....................................………634 920434 Debbie James ..........................................................687 619239 Cornish Pride (Vera) ...........................................….619 502647 Ray Daniel ……...................………...........................617 741564 India Tandoori (Mojácar Playa) ………950 472649 / 637 465493 Mojo Picón (Mojácar Playa)................950 472995 / 634 896515 STAINED GLASS Janet Broady ….............................…..950 130627 / 628 809027 New Bollywood (Mojácar Playa) ……..950 472641 / 646 665926 Keith ……………….................................................…..625 167081 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ...............................………..950 618903 Subway (Mojácar) …......................................………950 478129 STATIONERY SHOPS Taj (Turre) ...............................................................950 479607 Oficenter (Mojácar Playa) ……………..................……950 615327 Wok Buffet Asiático de Fa (Puerto Rey)......................677 778587 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193

TATTOO ARTISTS

Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374 Tattoo Borneo (Garrucha) ……..............................…950 463452

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TAXIS (Legal) Levante Area Taxis (Mojácar, Turre, Los Gallardos, Bédar, Garrucha, Vera, Cuevas, Antas) ............................................950 226161

TRANSLATING see Interpreters TRAVEL

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

AlmeriNet-Cheap Calls .........................950 479517 / 627 027758 Euphony Mojacar .........................................................677 146592 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Indalphone (See front cover)....................(Mojácar) 950 475784 ..........................................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Servcom (Turre) ........................................................902 023268 Telitec Connections S.L. ..............……902 889070 / 636 574793 WiFi Internet .............................................................950 615156

TILING & PATIO WORK

615436 469061 393472 472333 475757 334196 479369 478700 412498 410197 121021

TUITION

Alpha Spanish Tuition .......................950 133508 / 627 670255 Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ...........678 490639 Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre .........................950 615489 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Espanglish .........................................950 390037 / 950 392876 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Graham, Diving Instructor .........................................630 266261 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Jane Catchlove (Piano/keyboards/violin A.R.C.M) ...950 634402 Juan Manuel Sánchez (Spanish)(Vera playa) .950 888303 / 657 617594 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanzora) …..663 341904 Leticia (Spanish Conversation) ……......................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Maths & English …….......................................……..950 473222 Penny Baltrus (Piano) ...............................................666 282620 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Piano Bar, Turre (Spanish classes) ..........................610 005373 Piano tuition. Terry Peace (Limaria/Albox.) ...............868 931815 Robin Wright (Classical Guitar) ..........950 472962 / 627 586037 Sam Catchlove (Professional drum/latin percussion) ..950 634402 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................…….667 846132 Sarah Rigby ……………............................................637 049454 Singing Lessons (Garrucha area) .......950 460511 / 667 275614 Swimming / Aqua Aerobics (Marianne) ..................637 435864 Tennis Coach (Diego Rodriguez) ........950 393851 / 607 021280 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Trumpet & Jazz Keyboard ........................................677 677512 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…659 741875 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Alan the Builder .......................................950 450347 / 600 268176 A1 Concrete Imprinting ......................618 387050 / 679 631458 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 GPG - Tiling & Plastering ...................666 161079 / 950 459402 J & F Paving …………...............................................677 011079 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Owen Morgan .........................……............................649 212707 P. Morgan ............................................950 132793 / 687 814358 R.D.M. ...............................................687 056369 / 660 096152 Robin Marston .........................................................671 146136 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .....................................950 456452 / 679 663343 Vida Desierto (See p.2)...................…950 473183 / 610 867029 TV & AUDIO REPAIRS Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298 Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Seth Pittham .....................................950 449208 / 666 826886 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 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

UNIFORMS

Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................950 472662 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218

UPHOLSTERY

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

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447565 VAN HIRE (& man) A-A Cargo …………...........................950 064778 / 607 598407 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104 Bell Removals ..........................................................687 231423 Tyre King (El Real) ...........................950 459253 / 666 360660 Howard (Large Van) ......……..............968 110031 / 666 907747 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 Justin ………..................................….627 907207 / 634 319882

VEHICLE IMPORTATION

Ana ..........................................................................620 Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Fernando .................................................................. 677 Help with Papers (Mojacar) .......................................634 Vehicle Imports (Antas Real) .............................…….950

VEHICLE REPAIRS

Almería Engine Services .....................950 137850 / 687 Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 CostaCoches ...........................................................950

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VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950 478335 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776

Albox Service Centre S.L. …....................................662 Auto Frio .............................................950 104488 / 600 Cool Air (Air Conditioning) .................950 472432 / 673 DB Auto Paramedics ………..................950 369116 / 678

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Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 824974 Mobile Tyre Service ..................................................672 798173 Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678 955607

VEHICLE SALES

Almería Engine Services (4x4) ..........950 137850 / 687 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 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 Steve Kelly (Auto Electrician) Mojácar …..........……..607 373324 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400

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VETS

WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING

Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Ananda (Turre) .......................................................639 715120 Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826

WEIGHT LOSS

Image (Helen) ..........................950 432902 / 665178326 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Gill (Weight Watchers Albox & Huércal Overa) .....…650 600709 Pam (Turre) ................................................................639 465631

WINDOW CLEANING

Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 092632 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 Portilla Window Cleaning ........................................605 162709 Mick ...........................................................................627 205331 Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665. Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327 WINDOWS & DOORS CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Alan Barker (See front cover & p.9)....950 450174 / 600 268176 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ...950 475213 Emergencies: 659 957942 Andalucian Glass C.B. ........................630 231644 / 636 838484 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Direct Trade Windows ............................................. 662 118785 Europa (Mojácar) ......950472262 Emergencies: 629099921 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680 743311 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876 Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ….....…950 473104 / 669 143036

WALL CERAMICS

Simply Art (Albox) ..................................................... 662 443095

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

WATER TREATMENTS

Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……….......................…..610 052407 JF Supplies Albox ……….............….950 064315 / 660 350246 Piscinas Octopus (Albox) …............................………950 121927

Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Speedyfit (See p.4)..................................950 439228 / 600 006032 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821

WINDSCREENS

Guardian Express ….......................................……..902 111555

WINES

Water Filters …….............................................…….600 063303 Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) ................ 950 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 WEB DESIGN A1 Web Design ………..........................................….622 493499 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……...........................….950 Divine Logix ...........................................................617 401332 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 460814 I.b.Limaria Website Construction ..........................868 931815 Image Suite ………...................................................666 291984 Janga Group .............................................................664 175404 Limon-group .......................................868 931841 / 659 306519 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 Red Y Web .................................................................661 463834

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WOODBURNING STOVES

Cast Iron Garden Chimeneas (Antas, El Real) .......667 914904 Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 Era 2007 Heating Systems (Antas El Real) ..............950 459248

ZOO & PARK

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

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What’s On Concert THE ROSE SINGERS “A U T U M N R H A P S O D Y ” A Medley of music by Elgar, Faure, Mozart, Strauss & more. Excerpts from The Jazz Mass, The Beatles & Songs from the Shows Fri 4th Nov, The New Kimrick Mojácar Sun, 6th Nov Camping Los Gallardos (with disabled access) (Pre-show meals are available at both venues) Each evening 7.30pm Tickets 8 euros from Gills Linens, Mojacar Playa Total Entertainment, Turre Forget-me-Not, Las Buganvillas Both Venues and choir members, Or tel. Lyn 667 275 614

Competition The ‘Julián Arcas’ guitar competition and concerts have been put back to October 16th until November 12th. The Cajamar Foundation have done this to avoid clashes with other events, and plan a series of c o m p l e m e n t a r y eve n t s . Subscription for competitors is open until October 24th. The age groups are below 13 years of age for the ‘Antonio de Torres’ prize, below 18 years of age for the ‘José Tomás’ prize, and any age above 18 for the ‘Julián Arcas’ prize. Prize money ranges from 120 euros to 10,000 euros, along with a

re c o rd i n g c o n t r a c t a n d participation in other events.. The initial rounds will take place in the Almería school of music, the school of dance and the Roquetas Teatro. The final competition and concert with the Almería City Orchestra, conducted by Michael Thomas, will be in the Almería Maestro Padilla Auditorio. Info from 950 210189 or see j u l i a n a r c a s @ c aj a m a r. c o m

Exhibitions Atín Aya. An exhibition of 41 black & white photographs from this photographer from Seville, entitled “Paisanos,” are on display until September 18th at the Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía, Almería City. ‘A l m e r í a : L a C i u d a d Revisitada’ (Almería the city r e v i s i t e d ) f e a t u r e s 11 photographers and painters who exhibit photographs and paintings of areas of Almería city. This is a major exhibition on view until October 16th, open Tues to Sat 11am-2pm & 6pm-9pm, Sunday 11am-2pm at the Centro de Arte Museo de Almería (CAMA) Plaza de Carlos Cano, in front of the Intermodal train station. Ricardo Marín and Asunción Jódar share an Egyptian exhibition entitled “Portainsignias de Horus en el Templo de Edfú”, until Oct 2nd at El Museo Arqueológico de

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Almería, 90 Carretera de Ronda, Almería. Tues & Sun 2.30-8pm, Wed - Sat, 9am-8.30pm. A Cabo de Gata exhibition entitled “El Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar en el Archivo Histórico Provincial de Almería” is open until October 31st at El Archivo Histórico Provincial, 11 Calle Campomanes, Almería city. Open Monday to Friday 9am2.30pm, except Fiesta days. Pilar Coteler has a photographic exhibition entiled “La ciudad magnifica. Arquitecturas de la Colección Circa XX” until Sept 18th at the Centro Andaluz de la Fotographía (CAI-CAF) 9 C/ Pintor Día Molino, Almería. Every day 11am-2pm & 5.30-9.30pm.

Excursions Club Taurino Mojacar leaves on Sept 26th for a Grand Tour to visit places including Segovia, Cambardos, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Toledo returning on Oct 2nd. All inclusive price of 425 euros p/p based on 2 sharing. Dec 1215th a visit to Barcelona for Christmas Shopping and to visit th e C h r i s t m a s M a r ket s . Opportunity to visit Monserrat, Tibidabo, Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, El Corte Ingles and the Codorniu bodega. 250 euros p/p based on 2 sharing staying in a 4 Star Spa Hotel. For further information contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261


What’s On Miscellaneous The PAWS AID Concert, will take place at Mojácar’s Artisan Centre on Saturday 24th September and last seven hours, with nine live bands, six dance acts and a variety of video screenings. Music will range from solo acoustic to full-bore rock, in two separate sessions with separate tickets – 5 euros for each session, on sale from the end of August. The first half, from 4-7 pm, will be predominantly lighter in tone, with the second session more rock orientated. Both sessions will be broadcast live by Bay Radio (91.5/95.5 FM). The Master of Ceremonies on stage will be well known José Luis Cano. Bands peforming will include Los Gringos, Los Mezcaleros, Pedro Flemingo and Histeria – led by Richard Torné. The Dance acts will perform during band changeovers, programmed by ‘Keep Fit’ Alison to include her own Zumba group, Fatima (Mojácar’s star Belly Dancer) and Alistair Machin, winner of the recent local contest in “Spain’s Got Talent.” There are food stalls and a bar and parking will be provided next to the petrol station on the hill, with busses to and from the Artisan centre. Full details at www.pawspatas.org or from pawsenquiries@gmail.com

New PAWS centre Mojácar Town Hall has given the society free use for ten years of premises for a new PAWS shop in the ‘Multicentro’ opposite the Parque Comercial from October, following a grant of 2,000 euros in May. The present PAWS shop near The Parador Hotel will probably operate until the end of year, but more storage space is required near the new shop or

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close by. Discussions have begun with Mojácar town hall about helping PAWS to put its case to th e M a n c o m u n i d a d ( th e association of all the local authorities in the Levante area). PAWS has an operating radius of 50 km. around Mojacar, and the society deals with stray animals from many other town hall areas. PAWS hopes to get support from all the town halls in whose areas they work.


What’s On Paws Fashion Show and Auction September 17th, Valle del Este Hotel. Doors open 1pm for viewing with lunch at 2pm. Tickets 15 euros from Gill’s Linen & MariSol Papelería Mojácar, Hole in One Venue bar Valle del Este & PAWS Charity shop Mojácar, or call 627 819 512 Send details of your events to editor@almeriafocus.com or call 670 84 92 65

Poison Warning The Dog House Foundation, Huércal-Overa warns dog and animal owners that in the hunting season some hunters lay bait containing poisons that will kill any animal within a very short period of time, in most cases not long enough to get them to the vets for an antidote. If you notice that your dog is sick and vomiting a black substance which has a

strange smell and is unable to stand you need to make the dog or animal sick using milk or salt water. Continue with this until only the milk or salt water is being returned. The Dog House has had a 95% success rate using this method. For more info contact the Dog House on 950 958 102 or 626 766 073. Puppy Rescue want foster homes for 60 dogs in their kennels, large and small. Many have never had a home, or someone to love them. Puppy Rescue pay all of the vet’s bills, and will even get them spayed or neutered. Look after them as if they were your own and bring them back when you go away or can no longer have them. Even if it is only for a month or so it gives the dog a well deserved break and a taste of home life. For more information phone Diane on 950591893 or 664768958. Unlicensed Vet Warning The Huércal-Overa Dog House Foundation has received several telephone calls from members of the public regarding dogs that have died during and after major surgery, by a retired vet from the UK, who is not registered locally to carry out these procedures. No follow-up care is provided should problems arise. Local veterinarians throughout Almeria province have reported this practice to

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What’s On the Guardia Civil but these operations continue. If you h ave a ny i n f o r m a t i o n regarding the above please contact The Dog House Foundation on 950958102 or 6 2 676 6 073 , o r e m a i l thedoghse@hotmail.com. Details will be passed to ‘Seprona’, the Animal Welfare division of The Guardia Civil police.

back, arriving no later than 5.00 p.m. These are only gentle walks suitable for even the most amateur of walkers. They do exactly what it says on the tin! So come along and support our group. Bring your dogs, your kids and even yo u r G r a n d p a r e n t s . Forum Golf Society Events:

Urgent Appeal from The Dog House Foundation We urgently need donations of Puppy Food for the many abandoned, starving, malnourished, dehydrated and ill-treated, dogs that the centre has recently taken in, many of which are very ill. Good puppy food is high in protein and fats, and mixed with warm water is a life saver. Please help us to help the dogs. If you feel that you could help in anyway please ring Paul or Phill at the Centre on 626 766 073, or Margaret at Cucador on 950 523 969 or 610 926 555 where donations or food can be dropped off. The Grapevine Walkers & Talkers group will begin its winter season on the 15th September. Starting at ‘The Grapevine’ in Piedra Amarilla every Thursday from 1.30 they will walk for approximately 1 ¼ hrs., stop at a local bar and then walk

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16 t h S e pt . S o c i e t y Championship Round One at Playa Macenas. Contact Phil Elam on philjelam@yahoo.co.uk / 666 847840, www.forumgolf society. webs.com Yoga classes for seniors and the not so able start September 8th at 10.15am at the New Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Contact Edna Freeman950 469 399


What’s On Market Days Monday: Huércal-Overa, Antas, Berja Tuesday: Albox, Los Gallardos, Cuevas del Almanzora Wednesday: Mojácar, Bédar, Lubrin, Vélez Blanco Thursday: Cuevas del Almanzora, Olula del Río, Carboneras, Sorbas Friday: Garrucha, Turre, Zurgena Saturday: Aguilas, Vera, Arboleas, Vélez Rubio Sunday: Villaricos, Purias

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Wednesday: La Cumbre Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 9am-1pm Mercamundo, El Real Industrial Estate, 10am - 3pm Malibu Beach Bar, Mojácar, 9am - 1.30pm Saturday: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road. Rastro, Mojácar Playa, opp. Red Cross, 9am - 2pm 2nd Saturday of the month: Los Gallardos Campsite 1st Sun. lunchtime of the month: Bar La Montaña Farmers' Market Sunday: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Almanzora Group of Friends Information Centre and Library, Tues, Thurs & Sat ,10am–1.30 pm . Avda. Lepanto, Albox (next to Bar Rumores). Extensive English Library, DVD’s and Talking Books. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month, 8pm, Bar Rumores. Trips and other social events. Tel: 634 343 147 www.almanzoragof.org Almería Link Friendship Group Wednesday, 8.30pm at Vera Hotel. All welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 or Heather 667 243561 Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel: 610 003 784 Elderberries Lunch Club For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or Marianne: 950 472 349 Club Taurino de Mojácar Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 www.club-taurino-mojacar.com Tuesday Ladies Club Piano Bar, Turre. Tues, 12-2pm. Get more out of your life in Spain. All welcome. Sharon 610005373 Funky Monkeys Bilingual Play Group Mojácar Playa. Contact Annie: 697 264179 Dames in Huércal Overa 3rd Wed.of the month, 10.30am, Tennis Club. Tel. Pam 677 273736 Dames in Spain 3rd Mon of the month, 11am The Kimrick, Mojácar. Contact Chairman on 950 472 225 or Secretary on 950 475 863. Dames in Turre 11.00am, last Monday in the month, Multiple Use Centre in Turre . Talks, short breaks to learn more about Spain, support for local charities Guests welcome. Tel.: Secretary Pam Smith 950475418 or President Lesley Barlow 950478633 for more information.

Weight Watchers Tues 10.15 at Club De Tenis Huercal Overa and Wed 10.30 at La Parrilla, Albox. Contact Gill 650 600 709 Community Library Artisan Centre Mojácar. Free Masons Contact: 950 36 90 33 Ante Natal Classes Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201 The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch meets at The Artisan Centre (bottom of the Pueblo) every 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month at 11.00 am. All are welcome including nonservices personnel. Contact Rita Sneddon for details on 950 47 30 25. Royal British Legion - Albox Every third Thurs. of the month at La Parrilla Restaurant, Albox, at 11 am. Contact Chris Pearce, Chairman on 630 56 26 18, or email at hello@chrispearce.co.uk or see britishlegion.org.uk/branches/albox. Everybody is welcome. You do not have to be ex service to join The Royal British Legion - Baza 4th Tuesday of the month at 1100 at Hotel Abadi, Baza. Contact Ken Matthews: 679 605320 or Lin Oldham: 637 953418. All welcome. .Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. www.mojacarwalking group.com or tel: 950 467 679 Cantoria Residents Association Library and meeting room above the Third age (pensioners bar) near the Ole supermarket. Library open: Tues 11.30-2.30, librarians and Secretary in attendance. Thurs. 11.30-12.30, librarians, Secretary, President, and interpreter in attendance. www.residentsinspain.com Tel: 662413075 Whist Club Camping Los Gallardos. Tuesdays, Bell rings 8pm. Call Jim on 662 510 543. Mojácar Bridge Club Valle del Este Hotel, Mojácar Playa, Wed 7pm. Contact Les: 950 437 100

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Zurgena Air Rifle Club Contact George on 950 437 024 or 608 050 036 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, Wednesdays, 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 FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). Registered charity. Tel: 667255094 www.face-charity.com Spanish Conversation Basic to intermediate, Wed & Sat, 10am. Intermediate to advanced, Mon & Fri, 10am. 5 euros, pay & go. Espanglish, opposite Bullring, Vera Vera Lions Club Vera Hotel, first Wed of the month, 7.30pm. Contact veralions@mail.com or visit Vera Lions Club on Facebook or Call Roy Stevens 660887723, Keith Linnitt 667252644, John and Sandie Tinkham 950439324 The Almeria Focus Magazine is happy to publish, free of charge, details of any association, group or activity. Please contact us: editor@almeriafocus.com Tel: 670 849 265 Fax: 950 472 441


Activities - Clubs - Associations Religious Groups & Churches Anglican Chaplaincy. Church of England. Priest: Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432. Mojacar: Eucharist, Sundays, 11am in the church of St. Pascual, Agua de Enmedio, 4kms past Hotel Indalo. Albox: Eucharist last Thurs in month, 11am, Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday in month, 6pm. Church Wardens, Alan Smith 950 478 066, John Salmons 950 472 112, www.mojacarchurch.org Living Water Church (Mojacar) Lively Non-denominational Services, 11.00a.m Sundays, Nr the Red Cross, Mojácar Playa. Contact Pastor: David Hamilton 950 618 814 or Geoff Ward 950 615 068 www.livingwater churchmojacar.com Church Services Opposite garden centre, Garrucha/Vera roundabout. English service Sundays 11am Iglesia Evangelica C/Hermanos Machado (opposite El Arbol Supermarket) Cuevas del Almanzora. Spanish sermon translated into English. Sundays 7pm. Contact Carmela: 950 132 792 Roman Catholic Mojácar Village. Mass - Sundays & fiestas 12.30. Tues /Thurs /Sat 7pm, Priest: 950 475 017 The Evangelical Church, Turre Avda de Almeria on the corner of C/Alberquillica . Sunday 11am. Parents & Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. during school terms.. Midweek prayer meeting & Alpha course. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 472349. www.turrechurch.com Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Tues 7.30pm & Sun. 10.15am. C/Oliva,15 Vera (opposite Lidl). Contact: 677 857 920 Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship Every 1st and 3rd Sunday each month at 11.00 am in the premises of the Spanish Evangelical Church, Puerto Lumbreras Tel 619453283 Paul and Sandra

Antas Church In Jauro village (signposted from e Cajamar in Antas). Informal structured worship in a friendly atmosphere for all denominations in simple hour-long services of basic Christian Beliefs & Worship. 2nd & 4th Sundays each month, 11am., Community Room (Salon Social), Antas village church. Contact Geraldine or Barrie tel. 950 092 091 or just arrive. www.antaschurch.com 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 o r s a n ta c r u z a l b ox @ g m a i l . c o m

Support Groups A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojacar Area Meetings, Tuesday & Friday, 6 pm, at the Artisan Centre, Mojacar Fuente. Contact 629 108 272 or email mike@aaspain.org Alzheimer Support Group Gives advice to Spanish or Englishspeaking families & sufferers. Contact Julia Martos: 676 200733 Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 or 677 688037 Holistic Support Group Cellulite, weight, natural health, selfconfidence etc. Support & motivation group. Te l : 6 8 6 9 2 9 8 5 5 , earthenergies@gmail.com MACS Cancer Support Group General Enquiries call 607 598 470 10am to 4pm Macs Helpline Tel: 634 656 555 email: macscancersupport @live.co.uk

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Arts & Crafts Sewing Circle Wed. 10.30am, Turre church hall. Tel: 950 168 007 Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 950 472 967 Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 13 0 6 27 jparson@teleline.es Ladies Pottery Painting Parties Albox - every 2nd Thursday, 6 9pm. Wine, nibbles, pottery, paints & raffle included 10 euros SimplyArt 662 443 095 Painting Classes for Adults and Children Centro de artesania multiusos, Mojácar. Mon & Tues, adults 4 - 6 pm, children 6 - 7 pm. 4.50 euros/hour. Pipo Jost Nicolas, tel 950 475326 Las Huertas Studio, Mojacar .Drawing and Painting – Tues, Pottery – Wed & Thurs, Mosaic Making – Mon. All levels and abilities. Anna 637 091 934 / 950 472 962. Rug making, bag making, sewing etc. Class in Albox, Wed, 10-12 noon. Contact Lorraine on 950 064 484 or 687 569 113 or email dgcundy@hotmail.com


Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Motorcycle Club: Harley & Big Bikes Los Gallardos. Tel. Brian: 950 469540 Classic Automobile Club More information from www.a-c-c.es, Harry 629 529 656, Hans 968 429 256, email: acclevante@hotmail.com Al-Arbuli Slot Car Club Arboleas. Thurs, 7pm & Sat, 1pm. Contact Jay Lockett 676 354 759 Model Aero Flying Club Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Hayes: 950 478 899 Cuevas Model Boat Club Cuevas del Almanzora Lake. Sundays from 11.00 till 2.00 Phone Alan 666 849 609 for info or just pop along for a chat.

Dance Line Dancing Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, 8pm, all levels. Contact: 627 713238 Rumores, Albox, Wed, 7.30pm with Suzie (Looseboots) Eleanor & Gilly’s line dance class, Mondays, Bar Rumores 950 439 003 Pamela’s Line Dance Club Piano Bar, Turre, Mon, 7.15 pm, All levels. Tel. Pamela: 950 398076 Dance Classes Ballet, Tap, Modern & Fitness. Mojacar. Tel. Nicky: 667 479 903 or 950 472 662

Albox Computer Club Bar Rumores, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com - or call David on 950 064 311 Mojácar Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. For further information please contact Roy Stevens Email: indaloh3@gmail.com Tel: 660 887 723 Betty's Garden Club 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at Camping Los Gallardos. Tel: 950 398 021 Mojácar Angling Club Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099

Drama Groups Indalo Players Email ferahmehmet@msn.com or call 950 069 109 Independent Theatre Group. Always looking for new people, novices & full blown Thesbians. Call Ann on 950439406 or e-mail independenttheatre@hotmail.com The Luvvies Bar Rumores, Albox. Wed, 2.30pm for 3pm. All welcome for acting or behind the scenes. www.theluvvies.com info@theluvvies.com Tel: 697 384 513

Ballroom dancing Miraflores Camping Los Gallardos. Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 3.30-6.30pm. Contact Terry 950 069332. Ballroom & Latin American Bar Rumores, Albox. Beginners Mon 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Tues 8.00pm 10.30pm. Improvers,Tues, 3.15 5.15pm. Monthly dances at Bar Rumores 8.00pm - 11.00pm. Call Steve on 637 546 559 Dance Classes Indigo Gimnasio, Mojácar Playa. Contact 950 475 403. Rock ‘n’ Roll Classes Authentic 50’s Dance Style. Rumores, Albox (Monday) 7.30pm. The Piano Bar, Turre (Friday) 7:30 p.m. Tel: 958 003 392 Trev: 689 892 745 Suzie: 662 607 371 Julie Bruce Dance Academy Classes held in Los Gallardos in Ballet. Tap. Disco. Cheerleading. Streetdance, Musical Theatre, Zumba. Tel. Julie: 697 861071 or 950 462 215

Ceroc Dancing The Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Tues 8.15pm-10.30pm. Contact Tracey: 687 251799 Belly Dancing Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal-Overa & Carboneras. Contact Fatima: 610 472 596 Oriental and Middle Eastern Folklore dancing classes. Mojácar Indigo Gym, Sat, 10am; Palomares, Tues, 9pm; Turre, Wed, 8.30 p.m. & Fri, 7.30 pm. Shirin, 607805367, gytanshark@yahoo.es Tea Dances Afternoon tea dance for all sequence dance lovers at Rumores Cafe/Bar, Albox, Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499.

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


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

Fitness & Martial Arts Pot Black Billiards and Snooker Club. Antas. Tel: 950 459135 Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga Lotus Yoga Centre Mojácar Mon, 10am & 2.30pm. Yoga Centre Vera, Wed, 10am. Indigo Gym Mojácar, Wed, 2.30pm. All levels. Contact Sharon - 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

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

Cortijo El Saltador Lucainena de las Torres. Mon, 5:30pm. Tel:Brahmani on 600 34 91 51 Yoga for Kids and Family Yoga. Contact Marcela 676 951 352 or chavezmarcela@hotmail.com Gentle yoga class for seniors and the not so able. Every Thursday, 10.15 am at the Kimrick, Mojacar Playa. Edna Freeman, 950 469 399

Girasol, Albox Call 639 089 170

Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Step, ABS Arms & Bums, Self Defence, Circuit, Boxercise, Street Dance, Salsacise, Pilates, Stretch & Tone, Meditation. Tel. 950 449 451 Pilates, Tone+Stretch, Beginners Keep Fit with Alison. Tel 637 465 487 Body Control Pilates. Classes or private lessons. Tel Sharon 638 487 314 Aquaerobics Vera Beach Club indoor pool. Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am, call 637 465 487 Martial Arts Academy Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Antas. Call John Watson on 950 453 681 Tae Kwon-Do Club Mojácar - Indigo Gym, Mon /Wed/Sat. Contact: 670 381 839 or 950 475 403 Body Sculpt Low impact fitness classes in Albox. Mon, 10am, Le Bistro. Tues, 9.45, Bar Rumores, Thurs, 10am, Bar Rumores, Tel: Julie 662 401 946 Tai Chi Piano Bar, Turre, Wed, 9.30 - 10.45am Zumba Almeria with Julie Bruce Come join the party and dance yourself into shape. Classes in Arboleas, Los Gallardos, Turre and San Juan de los Terreros. For details please contact Julie on 950 462 215 or 697 861 071. Zumba Dance fusion, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Dance yourself fit with Rachel Medi [zin] San Juan de los Terreros, Vera, Mojácar, Bédar, Turre. zumbaspain@ymail.com Zumba Fitness Mojacar Call Alison on 637 465487.

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Your Stars

(Mar. 21- April 20)

You'll be able to break bad habits if you put your mind to it. Organize all the responsibilities that have to be attended to and make sure everyone knows what to do. If you work in conjunction with someone else you may find they're trying to steal your thunder. Health problems may prevail if you haven't been getting enough rest. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

You may have difficulty trying to get your mate to understand your position. Your diplomatic approach and rather outgoing nature will enhance your reputation and bring you the support you need. You can get good solid advice from relatives or close friends you trust. Some of that extra energy you have stored up might just be put to good use. Your luckiest events this month will (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) occur on a Saturday.

Follow your gut feeling regarding your business ventures. Get promises in writing or you will be disappointed. If boredom has set in, find new and unique directions that offer interesting friendships. Refrain from arguing with your mate. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

Children may be on your mind. Lovers will be less than accommodating, and decisions regarding personal direction a necessity. You can make a difference if you offer your help at functions that involve children. Don't let relatives stand in the way of your personal plans. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

(Apr. 21- May 21)

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Don't evade important issues; you may find yourself backed into a corner. You will have original ideas for ways to make extra money. Don't give them the use of your credit card. You will be well looked upon due to your compassionate and giving nature. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

(May 22 - June 21)

Spend some time with the one you love. Pleasure trips will be satisfying. Try to be reasonable. Financial limitations are likely if you take risks. Read some books on self awareness. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) Don't be too eager to spend what's left over; more unexpected expenses are evident. Education may be the answer. You will back yourself into a corner if you are baited and your stubbornness will only make matters worse. Love relationships will flourish. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

(June 22 - July 22)

Get proper medical attention and confront your situation decisively. You may divulge private information without realizing it this month. Rely on yourself and you will look good to superiors. Much knowledge can be obtained through the experiences you have. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

Your emotional state will vacillate You may not get your facts correct this month; double-check before making any statements. The existing problems must be dealt with one way or another. If they're too demanding, reconsider this union. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (July 23 - Aug. 22)

Don't make any drastic changes or begin new projects this month. You'll be able to break bad habits if you put your mind to it. You may find yourself in a predicament with family members. Your intellectual wit will bring greater popularity with your peers. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

You may have difficulties while traveling or problems dealing with close friends or relatives. Make changes around your house and plan to do some entertaining. Be careful how you handle friends and relatives, they may take things the wrong way. You don't owe anyone an explanation. Do your own thing, you need time to yourself. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) Thursday.

Don't let relatives make demands of you. Make arrangements to meet friends at your local dance club. Talk to someone with experience about budgets or consolidating debts. Try to avoid any drastic/ decisions concerning personal legal matters. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month So There

Costly

An elderly lady was stopped to pull into a parking space when a young man in his new red Mercedes went around her and parked in the space she was waiting for. The little old lady was so upset that she went up to the man and said very indignantly, "I was going to park there!" The man was a real smart aleck and he said, "That's what you can do when you're young and bright." Well, this really upset the lady even more, so she got in her car and backed it up and then she stomped on the gas and ploughed right into his Mercedes. The young man ran back to his car in horror and asked, "What did you do that for?" The little old lady smiled and told him, "That's what you can do when you're old and rich!"

A middle-aged Jewish guy is out to dinner with his wife to celebrate her fortieth birthday. He says, "So what would you like, Julie? A Jaguar? A sable coat? A diamond necklace?" She says, "Bernie, I want a divorce." He says, "I wasn't planning on spending that much." Good Intentions

Charmin’ The wife coyly tried to explain her purchase of a new pair of expensive imported panties. "After all, dear," she said to her husband, "You wouldn't expect to find fine perfume in a cheap bottle, would you?" "No," her husband replied. "Nor would I expect to find gift wrapping on a dead beaver."

This guy comes home from work one day to find his dog with the neighbour's pet rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit is dead and the guy panics. He thinks the neighbour is going to hate him forever, so he takes the dirty, chewed up rabbit into the house and gives it a bath, blow dries its fur and puts the rabbit back into the cage at the neighbour's house, hoping they would think it died of natural causes. A few days later, the neighbour is outside and asks the guy, "Did you hear that Fluffy died?". The guy stumbles around and says, "Um.. er.. no.. what happened?". The neighbour replies, "We just found him dead in his cage one day. But the weird thing is that the day after we buried him, we went outside and someone had dug him up, given him a bath and put him back into the cage. There must be some real sick people out there!"

Amazement

Morning After

One night a wife found her husband standing over their baby's crib. Silently she watched him. As he stood looking down at the sleeping infant, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism... Touched by this unusual display and the deep emotions it aroused, with eyes glistening she slipped her arm around her husband. "A penny for your thoughts," she said. "It's amazing!" he replied. "I just can't see how anybody can make a crib like that for only $46.50."

Adjusting to marriage sometimes poses some unexpected problems. But when I came upon a friend of mine in a bar the night after his wedding day, I had to ask exactly what he was doing there instead of with his new bride. "Well, you see, this morning when I got up," he said, "I was barely awake from a wonderful night of love-making. More out of habit than anything else, I put a fifty dollar bill on the dresser." I told him not to worry about it, that his new wife probably wouldn't even think anything of it; that he could always say he left her some spending money. "No no !" he wailed, "She was half asleep too and gave me $30 change."

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...and next... Good Question A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night. It was her turn. She rolled the dice and she landed on Science. Her Question was: 'If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your Name, can you hear it?' She thought for a time and then asked, 'Is it on or off?' Who is Paying the Bill?

Punishment One Sunday, the pope REALLY wanted to play golf. But he couldn't, since it was Sunday. But he figured, well, it's ok if I just play a little bit. So he changed clothes and went out into the green. Up in heaven an angel saw him and reported it to Jesus. However, Jesus didn't do anything when he told him. "Aren't you going to punish him?" he asked Jesus. "Yes, just wait." he replied. Just then the pope hit a beautiful hole in one. "Well, that's not a punishment!" the angel said in disgust. "Who is he going to tell?� Jesus replied.

Mr. Smith was brought to Mercy Hospital (a Catholic hospital), and taken quickly in for coronary surgery. The operation went well and, as the groggy man regained consciousness, he was reassured by a Sister of Mercy, who was waiting by his bed.

"Mr. Smith, you're going to be just fine," said the nun, gently patting his hand. "We do need to know, however, how you intend to pay for your stay here. Are you covered by insurance?" "No, I'm not," the man whispered hoarsely. "Then can you pay in cash?" persisted the nun. "I'm afraid I cannot, Sister." "Well, do you have any close relatives?" the nun questioned sternly. "Just my sister in New Mexico," he volunteered. "But she's a humble spinster nun." "Oh, I must correct you, Mr. Smith. Nuns are not Another Job spinsters - they are married to God." The little sexy housewife was built so well the TV "Wonderful," said Mr. Smith. "In that case, please repairman couldn't keep his eyes off her. Every send the bill to my brother-in-law." time she came in the room, he'd about jerk his neck right out of joint looking at her. When he'd Sounds Normal finished she paid him and said, "I'm going to make a . . . well . . . unusual request. But you have to first This is about four people named Everybody, promise me you'll keep it a secret." The repairman Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an quickly agreed and she went on. "Well, it's kind of important job to be done and Everybody was embarrassing to talk about, but while my husband sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could is a kind, decent man -- sigh -- he has a certain have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got physical weakness. A certain disability. Now, I'm a angry about that, because it was Everybody's woman and you're a man . . “ job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, The repairman could hardly speak, "Yes yes!" but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't "And since I've been wanting to ever since you came do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed in the door . . ." Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody "Yes yes!" could have done. "Would you help me move the refrigerator?"

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The Almeria Focus - September 2011  

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

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