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

Contents September and Sums ...........................................................…...10 Focus on Local News …...........…………................................…….12 So Now You Know .........................................................................22 The New ‘Flu Vaccine .........................................................................24 Plastic Cans and Briks ..............................................................26 Dear Abby! ...................................................................................30 Lighthouse Tourism ...............................................................................32 DVD of the Month ….....………………......…......................................34 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................36 Useful Numbers ............................................................................82 What’s On ..................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations ...................................88 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94 - Advertising Sales Contact 670 84 92 65, or sales@almeriafocus.com The Copy Deadline for the October 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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September and Sums

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eptember is "traditionally" the month when European tourists who arrive in this area have more spending ability. This is usually put down to such visitors not having children of school age and therefore more money! It is also the month when residents who left the area for August return. If you are such a tourist, or returning resident, this August was hot! The Spanish describe very hot and humid temperatures as "calurosa", and there were plenty of days that qualified. The annual Almería Feria is also bullfight time and this year there were complaints that several of the bulls and bullfighters were suffering from lethargy or heat exhaustion, along with the spectators. But, 4,000 people attended the late night concert in Almería city where the City Orchestra and choirs performed film music, alongside 2 giant 10 x 6 metre screens that showed excerpts from the chosen films including 'Lawrence of Arabia, The Magnificent 7' and 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'. Miguel Ríos, the famous Spanish singer from Granada and regular visitor to Mojácar, closed the Fería event. Elsewhere in the province the coastal roads were gridlocked again, with very large numbers of Spanish nationals and their cars. Fears that the recent fires might keep people away were without substance, although many hotels offered discount prices. The general opinion was that the beach bars were packed, along with 'Mercadona', and other businesses reported trade as "bad", "poor", "ok", "good" and in some cases "excellent".

Entrance to Vera Bullring

Once again the success stories seem to centre on An Easter Procession location, followed by friendly staff, value for money and speed of service. This is pretty much a recipe for any successful undertaking, particularly if you sell food and drink. New businesses are starting up still, despite the recession, which is excellent, although some have closed, including the last "Beer Emporium" in the area. Those businesses that had a poor August are hoping that September will be better, and those that did well are hoping for similar success during September. Some restaurants are planning their Christmas menus and prices! This year the end of August came neatly at the weekend and traffic police were expecting 6 million vehicles and occupants to be returning home. Sunday August 30th was expected to be the heaviest day with major jams at bottlenecks expected between 5 and 11pm. Monday August 31st was also expected to bring problems as a "normal" working day, complicated by holiday traffic that had left late. There are no National Fiestas in September, when you find the bank or essential office is closed, the next one being October 12th (Monday in 2009) when three different events are celebrated. Meanwhile, September 29th is the Fiesta of San Miguel (St. Michael) and he is the patron Saint of Pulpí, Alfáix and Cantoria. The first week of October sees the Fiestas of San Francisco (St. Francis) that take place in Turre (often a bullfight), Albox and Huércal-Overa. Mojácar celebrates the fiesta of their female patron saint Rosario on October 7th. During the last week of September is the Fiesta of San Cleofás in Vera including bullfights. The President of the Junta de Andalucía, José Antonio Griñán, along with other dignitaries visited the Turre and Mojácar area on August 5th to inspect the fire damage. Like everyone else they got stuck in traffic! Perhaps the by-pass plans might get dusted off again?

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Focus on Local News Airport Help Since July 2008, Almería Airport has helped 17,000 passengers who needed assistance because of a physical impairment. A team of 21 people co-ordinate and carry out this assistance. Most of the passengers came from other EU countries, apart from those who came to Almería from other parts of Spain and were travelling as part of the scheme 'Imerso' that brings Spanish pensioners. 41% of passengers required help from the terminal to the aircraft and 20% needed help with boarding the aircraft as well. 5% were not able to travel on their own and 2% had sight or hearing problems.

Filling Station Checks Almería authorities are conducting a survey of all the 174 filling stations in the province. The first 30 stations checked threw up about 100 minor infractions. These could result in fines from 2005,000 euros, but the aim of the campaign is to correct any deficiencies found, rather than just dish out fines. Some petrol stations were not showing the prices of petrol and diesel outside, or the prices were wrong. Others were not showing the opening hours, or indicating clearly whether they were selfservice. Some lacked the advice signs that you must switch your engine off, not smoke, and turn off mobile phones. The business details of the persons or company in charge of the filling stations must also be displayed on general view.

Bésame Poco A famous Spanish song has the words "Bésame, bésame mucho" which means "Kiss me, kiss me a lot". As part of the campaign to prevent the spread of N1H1 'flu the Spanish authorities have suggested that general kissing, on meeting friends should be avoided, along with handshakes, and a simple "hello" is better. The Spanish have termed this "Bésame poco", Kiss me a bit! The Spanish are enthusiastic kissers and huggers when meeting friends and in large groups this can take some time. It will be difficult to give up this habit! Meanwhile, the Catholic Church, without any government advice have decided that the "kiss of peace" (actually a slight hug, or touching of hands) should be discontinued whilst the 'flu is prevalent. They have also decreed that the

communion wafer will no longer be placed in a recipient's mouth, but instead be handed to them.

Travel Agents Travel agents are not having a good time at present, partly owing to less people wanting to go on holiday, and also bookings by Internet. Since 2009 started the number of travel agents in Almería province has fallen from 90 to 73, a drop of nearly 20%. This is common throughout Andalucía, with 958 agencies still in business, a fall of 196 from 2008. These numbers mean that the number of travel agents operating has dropped back to 2004 figures. 59% of travel agencies in Almería province are small businesses, rather than being part of chains.

Sea Turtles As part of a scheme to bring loggerhead sea turtles back to Almería province, 80 young turtles were put into the sea at the Cabo de Gata National park. Last year eggs from Boavista in Cabo Verde were buried at the Cabo de Gata beach until they hatched. The turtles were then taken to Cádiz and reared in captivity. It is anticipated that the turtles released will eventually come back to one particular beach at Cabo de Gata to lay their own eggs. If successful this breed of sea turtles will establish a colony of their own. Another 240 turtles will be released by the end of the summer, and eggs buried collected for transport to Cádiz in September.

Spanish Pay TV With the switch to TDT (Terrestrial Digital Television) the Spanish Government are licensing existing companies who wish to offer "pay" channels, similar to SKY, the UK channel. Another decoder to take a card will be necessary, or an adapter for the CAM

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Focus on Local News continued slot if you have a very new plasma or LCD television. "Gol Television" started free transmissions of football, football and more football on August 14th for a limited period. The cost of a TDT decoder that will accept all cards, or a CAM adaptor is probably going to be about 70 euros. "GOL " are offering 24 hr football for 14,90 euros a month.

Sierra Cabrera Fires Rafael Yebra, head of the Almería INFOCA fire department considers that it could take up to 4 years for all the trees and vegetation in Sierra Cabrera to recover from the fire. Some species may require a new seeding programme and help has been promised with this if necessary. The condition of the soil is an important factor. Rain is needed, but not severe rain that could cause subsidence or wash soil away. Apart from vegetation a large number of bee colonies were lost, and a study is being carried out to see how many native tortoises perished. Rafael Yebra pointed out that different assistance was available for public land, but agreement had to be reached with landowners where the land is private. This applies to large areas of Cabrera and Cortijo Grande.

the licensing of the new Seville route is put out to tender. The 'Silestone' company has just announced a personal patronage contract with Fernando Alonso who will join Ferrari for 2010.

Big Problems at Almanzora Palace A recent survey has revealed that the Almanzora Palace has problems with the roofs, including large holes. The palace was built in 1872 by the Marquis of Almanzora and is considered a unique building. In 2006 it was listed as a building of historic interest in Andalucía, but has never been taken over as a public building. The mayor of Cantoria, Pedro María Llamas, is looking for help from the Junta de Andalucía to carry out repairs. The Friends of Almanzora Palace who organize fundraising consider that if urgent action is not taken parts of the roof and building will collapse.

Unemployment Aid

300,000 people in Spain have either run out of their unemployment benefit periods, or are about to do so. The Spanish Government have thrown these people a "lifeline" of 420 euros per month for at least 6 months, subject to various conditions. The first condition is that unemployment in Spain stays above 17%. Another condition is that the total income in a household is less than 75% of the S.M.I. (The Minimum Inter-professional Salary) that stands at 624 euros per month. Another condition is that the recipient goes on training courses to try and improve their employment chances. These additional benefits are backdated to August 1st and a claimant has 60 days to claim. Local autonomous regions such as New Flights Andalucía may improve on these benefits. The cost The Seville 'Air Ándalus' company will start flights to central government is estimated as 400 million from September 1st to Madrid and Barcelona from euros. Almería. The cost of a ticket to Madrid will be 56 euros plus taxes and 75 euros to Barcelona. These New Marinas prices will be held for the first 12 months. The 50 Mojácar and Pulpí are still hoping that they can have seat aircraft "Macael", a Brazilian built plane, took a marina. Vera has abandoned plans for one in their dignitaries on a 20 minute inspection flight on Aug area. The 'Potala' plan for the Levante area includes 28th. A major shareholder in the company is the 300,000 euros for a feasibility study of the Mojácar Macael businessman, Antonio Valdés Cosentino known project, likely to be sited alongside the Macenas as "Tino", who owns the multi-national company beach development. The Mayoress of Mojácar, Rosa 'Silestone' amongst others. Later in the year it is María Cano, asked that this study be given priority intended to fly to Tangier and hopefully Seville, when when the President of the Junta de Andalucía, José

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Focus on Local News continued Antonio Griñán, visited the area following the fires. The 'Potala' plan also envisages the creation of a marina in Pulpí municipality between Cala Reona and Pozo del Esparto.

The Almería Feria It now seems certain that the 2010 Almería city feria will move to the new location where work has been started. City hoteliers are furious that it appears that the "mid-day" events and bars will be taken there as well. Isabel de Juan, President of ASHAL (Association of Almería Hostelries) considers that if the city centre activities are stopped it will result in many hostels and hotels going bankrupt. She accepts that some of the mid-day events will move to the new site, but sees no reason why the city centre should lose all of this lucrative August trade. She argues that in 2008 and 2009 a binding set of "rules" were agreed with the city authorities and the hotels and it was never debated that this would not be done in 2010.

'iShares Cup' Representatives from the Spanish Sailing Federation, Almería Port Authority, Almería Council and Tourist Office will meet up towards the end of September to ensure the 'iShares Cup' runs smoothly. This International racing yacht meeting takes place in Almería port on October 10th –12th. 40 yachtsmen from 10 countries will compete in the final, the first time it has come to Almería. Previous events culminating in the final have been held in Italy, France, UK, Germany and Holland. Apart from the competitors, a large number of team helpers will come to Almería along with major coverage from International TV companies. Huge numbers of spectators are expected.

Carboneras Port Work The work being carried out at Carboneras port, totalling 20 million euros, is being put out to tender with a start date of mid September and a project time of 17 months. The enlarged port will be able to accommodate vessels of up to 100,000 tonnes and also provide a logistic centre for merchandise and services. The project will also allow for the docking of tankers to take desalinated water from Carboneras to other Spanish or African ports. In 2008, Barcelona was very short of drinking water and only a last minute rainy period stopped water being taken from Carboneras to Barcelona.

Arboleas Commercial Centre

Biggest Yet The P & O cruise ship 'Ventura' recently berthed in Almería port with 3,400 passengers and 1,600 crew. The ship is 290 metres long and displaces 116,000 tonnes. The ship was launched just over 1 year ago and this trip was sailing from Southampton to Dubrovnik with stops in Venice, Corfu, Almería and Gibraltar on the return journey of the 16 day cruise. This is the largest cruise ship to visit Almería port. A few days later the 'Oriana' berthed for the day with 1,500 UK tourists.

Arboleas council have agreed to the re-classification of 42,000 m2 of land where it is intended to build a commercial centre, on the boundary of Arboleas with Albox. It is calculated that 100,000 people live in the adjoining areas to the planned centre. The mayor of Arboleas, Angel García, calculates that the construction of the commercial centre will give employment to 1,300 people and when finished give direct employment to 800 people. If all permissions are forthcoming the centre could be open by 2011.

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Focus on Local News continued beach, or listened to the event from there. '2Many Dj's' performed and were described as one of the best acts for getting everyone dancing, whilst 'Rex the Dog' closed the event. The attendance of 21,000 was more than last year for the Creamfields event, but not the 25,000 the organisers were hoping for. A number of arrests for possession of drugs and drink driving were made, with 1,200 doses of marijuana and 233 amounts of cocaine confiscated. Enterprising neighbours offered hosepipe showers for 1 euro and sold water and snacks and ice!

Chimney Facelift The 19th Century chimney and surrounding area at Garrucha has been restored at a cost of 70,000 euros. The landmark chimney was originally built at the highest point of Garrucha to take smoke away from the nearby lead mines. The access has been improved along with streetlights and a viewing area.

started against 4 companies for "offences" of this type. His department have their own free telephone number for consumers: 900 84 90 90.

Summer Hotel Bookings Almería province has 220 Hotels and beds for 32,000 people. In July, the average occupancy was 70%. Bookings for August were better, particularly over the weekend of Aug 15th-16th, with local fiestas and the 'Creamfields' festival. Some hotels announced they were nearly full, particularly on the coast. Bookings in August are often made at the last minute, with people still seeking sun and beach holidays. The start of the school year is a week earlier than normal in September so hoteliers are worried that this will affect September occupancy rates. Prices have been discounted in 2009 to attract more guests, in some cases up to 30-40% cheaper.

Man's Best Friend A shepherd from Canjáyar, described as healthy and still agile, although aged 76, went off with his flock of sheep and 2 dogs as normal, on Sunday August 9th. Several hours later the sheep returned with one dog, and his family set out to find Antonio, known as "El Salmerón". They located him at the bottom of a 6 metre gully where it is believed he fell, received severe head injuries and died. His 2nd dog stayed with him. The mayor of Canjáyar described Antonio as being a devoted shepherd, well known and liked Low Cost Flights by everyone. When not out with his sheep he helped Trading Standards Inspectors have been examining his brother run their bar "Los Salmerones". the offers and conditions of the 11 companies who have "low cost flights" into Almería airport. They Seville Film Event claim that 10 of these companies have conditions The 4 film offices in Almería province at Níjar, Almería, or practices that are illegal. Apart from studying Adra and Berja will group together to be represented web pages and on-line booking procedure and prices, at the Seville film event, "International Film Locations inspectors have gone to the desks of various Expo" to be held in Seville November 5th-8th. This companies at the airport. They have been looking in event is one of the largest international meetings particular at charges made for booking by credit of filmmakers, location seekers and advertising agents cards, luggage allowance and complaint procedures. for adverts or videos. The facilities in Almería province Cristóbal Estévez, chief inspector, is critical of will be highlighted for this group of people. Níjar has companies who have contracted check-in facilities seen 24 productions in their area in the first 12 to other companies, making complaints very difficult. months of their film office being opened, ranging He also criticises companies that have an expensive from films, documentaries, TV series, advert and telephone number for complaints, or information video filming. 250,000 euros has been generated by only available in English. Proceedings have been production facilities and income from accommodation

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Focus on Local News continued and other services, together with employment for Fortunately the new awning had not been put up, and repairs and painting were added to the list of local people of 126 days in total. work. No cause could be found for the fire, being Almería 'Flu Victims put down to vandalism or stupidity on someone's Almería province has one of the lowest N1H1/A 'flu part. 'Viva' is now open again after extensive recorded cases in Spain, much less than the national refurbishing as a salad and pasta venue. average. No suspected cases had been hospitalized until August 25th when 3 people were admitted for Earth Movement tests. 2 of the 3 people tested were kept in hospital Residents of Albanchez reported a major earth but were not suffering from the new 'flu. Tests were movement at 8am on August 5th. A landslide caused continuing on the 3rd person. The "normal" 'flu foundations of houses to be exposed and 60 people vaccinations will be available from September 15th from 21 properties were evacuated by emergency this year so as not to coincide with the start of the services. Police, firemen and technicians from Albox N1H1 vaccinations scheduled to start late October went to the scene. A road was closed because pine trees uprooted in the event were a danger to or early November. motorists. It was initially believed that the earth Beware of Boars and Mountain Goats movement was the result of seismic activity in the The opening of new roads and motorways has area, but later classified as a landslide. The evacuation resulted in more accidents involving boars and was ordered in case any one property collapsed and mountain goats. 62 accidents with such animals have slid into any others causing a "domino" effect. Major been reported during 2009 in Almería province, with shoring up and the building of retaining walls are to 1 human fatality. Over 50% of these accidents have be carried out as an emergency measure, and all but been on motorways, usually in areas where mountain 2 properties have been declared safe. The damage goats or boars formerly ranged free without done is estimated as costing 5 million euros to repair problems. Several human injuries resulted when goats and 600,000 is to be spent on the emergency repair entered the 'La Garrofa' tunnel near Aguadulce work. recently. Diego Gutiérrez, Andalucían delegate for 'Stop Accidents', asks all motorists to be extra vigilant. Mojácar and Levante Aid The President of the Junta de Andalucía, José Antonio Griñán, together with other Junta delegates visited Mojácar, Turre and areas affected by the fire, on August 5th. A tourism impulse plan was announced with a budget of 90,000 euros, starting on August Mojácar Parador 10th and running to October 11th. The money will be used on international tourism publicity and also publicity for Spanish Nationals from Castilla La Mancha, Valencia, Murcia and Andalucian provinces, as 30% of tourism comes from theses areas in Spain. The Mayoress of Mojácar asked that more winter tourism should be encouraged, with further visits organised by 'Imserso' the Spanish company that organises pensioner trips. Rosa María Cano also asked Strange Mojácar Fire for plans for a marina in Mojácar to be investigated The restaurant 'Viva' in the Harmony Gym square more urgently and the building of the Mojácar byhas been undergoing alterations, but in the early pass. The President of the Junta and all visiting hours of August 1st an external fire broke out. The dignitaries were stuck in traffic jams on their front façade of the building was badly damaged. inspection visit, along with everybody else!

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So Now You Know... Mulhacén Located in Granada province, this is the highest mountain in continental Spain and in the Iberian Peninsula. It is part of the Sierra Nevada range in the Cordillera Penibética. It is named after Abu l-Hasan Ali, or Muley Hacén as he is known in Spanish, the penultimate Muslim King of Granada in the 15th century, who according to legend was buried on the summit of the mountain. While not of exceptional height by European standards, Mulhacén is the highest peak in Europe outside of the Caucasus Mountains (between Europe and Asia) and the Alps. It is also the third most topographically prominent peak in Western Europe, after Mont Blanc and Mount Etna, and is ranked 64th in the world by prominence.

Basketball James Naismith was the Canadian PE instructor who invented basketball in 1891. He was the PE teacher at McGill University (1887 to 1890) then Springfield College (1890 to 1895). At Springfield College (which was then the Y.M.C.A. training school), James Naismith, under the direction of American phys-ed specialist Luther Halsey Gulick, invented the indoor sport of basketball. The first formal rules were devised in 1892. Initially, players dribbled a soccer ball up and down a court of unspecified dimensions. Points were earned by landing the ball in a peach basket. Iron hoops and a hammock-style basket were introduced in 1893. Another decade passed, however, before the innovation of open-ended nets put an end to the practice of manually retrieving the ball from the basket each time a goal was scored.

Stanley Mason During more than 70 years, Stanley I. Mason, Jr. has invented dozens of items that people use every day, in their clothing, grooming, and dining. Born in 1921 in America, Mason created his first invention at the age of 7: a clothespin fishing lure that he sold to his friends. In 1949, Mason had his first major breakthrough: changing his baby boy's diapers inspired him to invent, and later patent, the world's first disposable nappies . This humble yet significant innovation was only the beginning of a truly impressive career. His over 100 inventions and 55 patents include the squeezable ketchup bottle, granola bars, heated pizza boxes, heatproof plastic microwave cookware, stringless BandAid packaging, dental floss dispensers, and "instant" splints and casts for broken limbs.

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Swimming Pools Swimming as an organized activity goes back as far as 2500 B.C. in ancient Egypt and later in ancient Greece, Rome, and Assyria. In Rome and Greece, swimming was part of the education of young boys and the Romans built the first swimming pools. The first heated pool was built by Gaius Maecenas of Rome in the first century BC. Gaius Maecenas was a rich Roman lord and considered one of the first patron of arts - he supported the famous poets Horace, Virgil, and Propertius, making it possible for them to live and write without fear of poverty. However, pools did not became popular until the mid 19th century. By 1837, six indoor pools with diving boards were built in London. After the modern Olympic Games began in 1896 and swimming races were among the original events, the popularity of pools spread.

Beer Beer was the first alcoholic beverage known to civilization, however, who drank the first beer is unknown. Historians theorize that humankind's fondness for beer and other alcoholic beverages was a factor in our evolution away from a society of nomadic hunters and gathers into an agrarian society that would settle down to grow crops (and apparently drink). The first product humans made from grain & water before learning to make bread was beer. Nearly every culture developed their own version of beer using different grains. Africans used millet, maize and cassava. The Chinese used wheat. The Japanese used rice. The Egyptians used barley. However, hops the main ingredient in moden beer beverages was not used in brewing until 1000 AD.

Coffee Plants The two main cultivated species of the coffee plant are Coffea canephora and Coffea arabica. Arabica coffee is considered more suitable for drinking than robusta coffee (from C. canephora); robusta tends to be bitter and have less flavour but better body than arabica. For these reasons, about three-quarters of coffee cultivated worldwide is C. arabica. However, C. canephora is easier to grow and robusta coffee also contains about 40–50% more caffeine than arabica. For this reason, it is used as an inexpensive substitute for arabica in many commercial coffee blends. Good quality robustas are used in some espresso blends to provide a better foam head, a full-bodied result, and to lower the ingredient cost.

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The New ‘Flu Vaccine

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hen will it be ready? – The W.H.O. say it will firemen, along with sufferers of chronic conditions be distributed mid-September, and in use such as respiratory complaints. Spain aims to have in Spain from late October or early November. enough injections for 40% of the population, with two doses each. What's the W.H.O? – The initials stand for the World Health Organisation which monitors diseases Why two doses? – Health authorities and throughout the world, issue guidelines and laboratories are playing safe. Until the vaccine is commission scientific investigation such as fully tested, they think 2 doses will be more than identifying the new "A" type 'flu and a suitable enough, but 1 dose may be OK. If one dose is vaccine. In Spain, the initials O.M.S. are used. sufficient there are 50% spare injections left. The NHS in the UK said the vaccine would be available late August and could be tested in 7 days, so what's gone wrong? – The NHS now say their August timescale was over-optimistic, and the medical journal 'The Lancet" has criticised "fast track" testing. Is "Swine 'flu", N1H1 A, or A/N1H1 or "Gripe A" all the same thing? – Yes: because it came from pigs to humans it was called swine 'flu, the scientific name is N1H1 and "(La) Gripe" is the Spanish word for the 'flu, in this case "Gripe A".

What then? – Other sectors of the population like the armed forces, or bus drivers could get the injection, along with everyone over 65, for example. Is it free? – Anyone in a group chosen to get the injections will not have to pay. The cost to the countries that buy the injections is estimated by 'Novartis' at between 7-11 euros each injection. Spain bought 10 million packets of 'Tamiflu' in 2005, when "Bird 'flu" was about, and have bought more since, apart from the cost of the vaccine.

So drug companies are going to make a lot of Is the vaccine called 'Tamiflu' or 'Ralenza'? – Neither: money? – Certainly: lots and lots of money. 'Tamiflu' and 'Ralenza' are capsules, being used to GlaxoSmithKline say they have advanced orders from various countries for 291 million doses! diminish the effects of the new 'flu, and seem Novartis is dealing with 35 countries. particularly effective if a patient is inclined to pneumonia. The new vaccine is an injection, to If I'm a pensioner over 65, will I get the injections? stop a person getting the 'flu. – Not automatically in Spain, yet. If you have respiratory problems, are obese, or chronically ill, W h o w i l l g et t h e you will get it anyway. New "target" population will vaccine? – In Spain, the be announced in due course. The single or double H e a l th M i n i s t r y i s dose will be a key factor. purchasing 22 million d o s e s f r o m t h e Will the school year in Spain be put back? – At m u l t i n a t i o n a l d r u g present there are no plans to change these dates company 'Novartis' and from September 7th & 14th but Education and 14 million doses from Health Ministries are watching closely what is 'GlaxoSmithKline'. They happening. will be given to children under 14, pregnant Will there still be "normal" 'flu vaccinations ? – Yes, mothers and people who the vaccinations for ordinary 'flu and N1H1 'flu are health workers, are quite different. The annual vaccinations for teachers, police and ordinary 'flu will start on Sept 15th.

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ast month we described the recycling of glass sacks. 6 briks provide enough material to make a containers. Spain is achieving better than their shoebox. EU target figures for glass, and nearly as good in their plastic and can recycling. In Spain, we are not forced to put our plastics and cans in the yellow containers; there are no In Spain, a company called 'Ecoembalajes Espa単a council workers who come and check. But, S.A' (Ecoembes) organizes the collection and recycling is the key to generating less waste that processing of plastics and cans. As in the glass goes in land fills, and consuming less energy to collection, they are funded by companies who make new plastic and aluminium products. pay for items recycled, or the materials. 'Cicloplast' 'Ecoembes' therefore embarks on publicity and the Spanish member of 'EPRO', the European poster campaigns to try to make us more aware Association of Plastics recycling and Recovery of the reasons for recycling. Like 'Ecovidrio', they Organisations assists them in this task. have campaigns for children and young people, aimed at getting them accustomed to splitting 'Ecoembes' try to encourage us to put plastics, up waste materials from the home and workplace. cans and 'Briks', (sometimes spelt 'Brics'), in the yellow dustbins, or dustbins with the yellow tops. Both types have "portholes" either on top or in front and are locked to prevent garden rubbish, etc., being put in them. Plastics include bottles that we buy with water or soft drinks, trays that we buy meat and vegetables on, plastic bags, containers such as those used for yoghurt, and other plastic packaging. Cans and metal containers include beer and soft drink cans, aerosols, tuna and pet foods tins, along with bottle tops. 'Briks' (not a misspelling for house bricks!), are the oblong cartons we buy containing milk, fruit juices or wine. Inside, these In 1998, only 6 kilos of "yellow" dustbin material have a plastic or aluminium coating, depending was recycled per head of population, but in 2008 on the product. this had risen to 10.5 kilos. In some areas, there are probably not enough of the "yellow" bins in All these items can be recycled and 'Ecoembes' the right places. If you have "green" organic bins claim that in 2008, 56% of all plastics, cans and near your house, but no yellow bins, the briks were reclaimed, some 1.3 million tonnes. temptation is to put everything in the "green" Plastic products can be turned into fleece fabric, bins. As a very large proportion of household plastic bags, new containers, street furniture waste is plastic or metal packaging, most such as litter bins and also sheeting. The metal households have much more waste to go in the drink or food containers can be used for the yellow bins than the green. The Spanish authorities manufacture of components of washing machines would like us to crush plastic bottles (after taking and dishwashers, exhaust pipes, bike wheels and the tops off) and then put the tops back on, to new cans. 80 cans give enough material to make make a smaller item. They also ask that the 1 bike wheel. Briks, apart from the plastic and containers are as clean as possible, but not washed aluminium inside are used for egg trays, boxes & as this wastes water!

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Dear Abby! These are ACTUAL letters to (and some answers from) Dear Abby: Dear Abby, A couple of women moved in across the hall from me. One is a middle-aged gym teacher and the other is a social worker in her mid-twenties. These two women go everywhere together and I've never seen a man go into their apartment or come out. Do you think they could be Lebanese? Curious ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, I have a man I just can't trust. He cheats so much on me I'm not even sure the baby I'm carrying is his. Unsure Mommy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, I was married to Bill for three months and I didn't know he drank until one night he came home sober. Sober and Confused ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, I am a twenty-three year old liberated women who has been on the pill for two years. It's getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don't know him well enough to discuss money with him. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, I suspected that my husband had been fooling around, and when I confronted him with the evidence he denied everything and said it would never happen again.

Dear Abby, Our son writes that he is taking Judo. Why would a boy who was raised in a good Christian home turn against his own? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, I joined the Navy to see the world. I've seen it. Now how do I get out? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, My forty-year-old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50 an hour every week for two-and-a-half years. He must be crazy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, Do you think it would be all right if I gave my doctor a little gift? I tried for years to get pregnant and couldn't and he finally did it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, My mother is mean and shorttempered. I think she is going through her mental pause. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, You told some woman whose husband had lost all interest in sex to send him to a doctor. Well, my husband lost all interest in sex years ago and he is a doctor.

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Dear Abby, My boyfriend is going to be twenty years old next month. I'd like to give him something nice for his birthday. What do you think he'd like? Carol Dear Carol, Never mind what he'd like. Give him a tie. Abby Dear Abby, Our son was married in January. Five months later his wife had a ten-pound baby girl. They said the baby was premature. Tell me, can a baby this big be that early? Wondering Dear Wondering, The baby was on time, the wedding was late. Forget it. Abby ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, I know boys will be boys, but my boy is seventy-three and he's still chasing women. Any suggestions? Annie Dear Annie, Don't worry. My dog has been chasing cars for years, but if he ever caught one, he wouldn't know what to do with it. Abby ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Abby, I am forty-four years old and I would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits. Rose Dear Rose, So would I. Abby


Lighthouse Tourism

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he Almería coast has a good collection of lighthouses and Central Government is looking at ways to entice tourism to places other than just beach and sun. In Galicia, various lighthouses or associated buildings have been turned into accommodation, museums and eating places. Living in a lighthouse has always been seen as extremely romantic, lonely, and the subject of numerous poems, paintings and literature. In reality, lighthouses have been enjoyed by the families who devoted, in some cases, their whole lives in the maintenance and operation. They form a unique heritage both in architecture and where they are sited. They have been placed near, or witnessed, many shipwrecks. The prime reason for lighthouses is to give guidance and a point of location to sea vessels. Lighthouses warn of danger and signal the entrances to harbours, as well as announcing where they are with their sweeping lights, rotating at different time periods. The first lighthouse in Almería province was at Villaricos and started operation in March 1863. Just 16 years later it was dismantled and the stone and equipment transferred to Garrucha. 1863 was also the year in which the Cabo de Gata lighthouse was opened, and this continues to be a reference point to this day. The end of 1863 saw the coming into operation of three more Santa Justa station at Seville lighthouses, Mesa Roldán (between Carboneras and Agua Amarga), Roquetas de Mar and Sabinal (between Roquetas and Adra). The Mesa Roldán lighthouse is one of the highest and continues to be operational. Roquetas lighthouse went out of

Punta de los Baños

use in 1945 although the structure still stands. The Sabinal lighthouse suffered land erosion by the sea, and a new lighthouse was built inland in 1926. The first lighthouse at Almería port went into service in 1865. The present one dates from 1925. Meanwhile, the Island of Alborán had a lighthouse built in 1876, and is pretty well still the same. The first lighthouse at Adra was built in 1886, destroyed by the sea, rebuilt in 1899, and rebuilt again in 1985. 1991 saw the opening of a brand new lighthouse at the Guardias Viejas coast, at Punta de los Baños, against a backdrop of plastic agriculture "greenhouses". Difficulty was being experienced by ships and boats in recognizing the location, with the Sierra Nevada peaks visible, but much further away! The same year the Polacre lighthouse was opened, built on the tower called 'Los Lobos', between Agua Amarga and Cabo de Gata. Apart from shipwrecks, Adra was the scene in 1917 of a torpedo attack by a German submarine on an Italian ship the "Combermare". The same year, a British freighter, "The Pancras", was torpedoed off Adra, carrying 4,000 tons of coal to Italy. The crew landed safely and the freighter was refloated after repairs. In Galicia, which is at the top furthest left corner of Spain, tourists can stay in the Bares lighthouse that has 6 rooms, all with stunning views as the lighthouse is 210 metres above sea level. The Fisterra lighthouse has 5 rooms to stay in, and further down the Galician coast you can eat at a restaurant where the Isle of Arousa lighthouse is situated. Lighthouses now come under the management and responsibility of the port authorities. Perhaps Almería port bosses should look at lighthouses as a new tourism venture offering loads of history, unique locations and romance, together with scenic routes for walkers and cyclists.

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Dan Brown’s novels are packed with fascinating historical tidbits which he ingeniously twists into plots that are so intricate and complex that there is a constant need to inform the reader with exposition, often leaving little room for character development. There is a bit of this stilted quality to ANGELS AND DEMONS, the second of Brown’s novels to be brought to the big screen by the tandem of Ron Howard and Tom Hanks, but more than enough intense action to keep the eyes of the audience as busy as their minds. The details of the plot are as diabolical as any in Hollywood history: after the pope’s death, a nefarious organization stashes an antimatter bomb somewhere in the Vatican, threatening to annihilate the conclave of cardinals who are meeting to elect the papal successor. To pass the time until the bomb will detonate, the enemy begins to torture and kill a few of the individual cardinals, but there is a pattern to the grotesque executions, involving hidden sculptural symbols and secret architectural clues. Unfortunately for the church, the man most capable of deciphering the code is the American "symbologist" Robert Langdon (Hanks), who happens to be an affirmed atheist. The script is filled with amazing details about the centuriesold conflict between the church and the Illuminati (whose members included Galileo, Michelangelo, and Bernini), which Hanks uncovers as he breathlessly races between various landmarks in Rome, always a step behind the sinister assassin. The secondary cast consists almost entirely of European actors, including Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgaard, and Armin Mueller-Stahl, who betray so little emotion that it is impossible to tell who is a part of the conspiracy until long after the explosive climax. End Credits Cert PG-13

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ADULT NOVELTIES

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

ADVERTISING See Marketing Services AIR CONDITIONING

A Better Climate ....................................699 909737 / 647 247494 ACS (Vera)..................................................950 591895 / 685 742 840 CD Electrical Services ........................950 064504 / 617 410534 Cool Outside (Spray misting) ….....................……….606 194945 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436 d match digital services (See p.5) .......950 472947 / 670 084438 DJT Air Conditioning (Vera) ..................686 817945 / 626 578164

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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 / 607 366040

MGM Electrical C.B. ….....................950 467596 / 647 036211 Securitas Direct .........................................................662 474828

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

ARCHITECTS

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

ART & ARTISTS

MGM Electrical C.B. ............................950 467596 / 647 Penguin Air-Conditioning (La Alfoqúia) ….....…………670 Teletek (Antas) .........................................................950 Thermal Breeze (Cuevas) ………..........950 456877 / 678 Williams Electrical ……….......................................…..677

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AIRPORT PARKING

Adolfo Prado, Pictures & Murals ..............................950 472668 Andalusian Arts (Turre) .............................................647 081552 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Delfos Gallery ..........................................................950 615196 Jeremy Fox-Rayner ……….....................................…963 714767 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanxora) ….663 341904 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ..............................................................................628 458491 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….........................950 450422

AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) 950 290651 / 639 081067 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………..................................606 389550 AUCTIONS Park and Fly (Alicante) ....................902 887306 / 661 517890 A & A Auctions (Albox) ………..............950 064545 / 600 007175 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Almería Auctions ……..................................................666 045582 Victoria Parking (Alicante)........................................670 059809 Locations Auctions (Antas El Real) …….950 432517 / 667 698795

ALARMS See also Security

24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 AXA (See Insurance) .................................................950 CD Electrical Services ........................950 064504 / 617 Cheap CCTV Direct ...................................................608 Guardian Home Care Systems S.L. …950 618479 / 686

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES

Mhouse (Danyel Gonzalez) …….…….950 478763 / 609 667333 987885 478763 410534 008099 613740

AWNINGS & BLINDS

Cortinas con Estilo (Blinds) ..............950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ..............................................667 652 888 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 992007 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Arboleas El Mirador .......................................................................687 160 806 La Marmita ..............................................................950 449655 Mountains of the Moon .............……..950 523870 / 637 914632

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

Bedar El Pelao del Aconcagua ………..........................……950 069680

Cortijo Grande Casa Los Pinos …............................................…….950 468236 Los Limoneros …………….........................................950 468132 Futura España ..........................................................950 Hart’s Blinds ........ ..............................667 277052 / 662 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ...........................950 391430 / 627 Sol Shaders S.L. ...................................................…627

615338 Desert Springs 249397. Crocodile Pool Bar ….................................................637 545620 978635 El Calón 907207 Sea Shells Beach Bar …...............................………..620 190931

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin)

Toldos Lebeche (Garrucha) …….............................…950 133761

BABY See Children & Baby BAKERIES

Clare’s Cafe & Bakery (Huércal Overa) ..................618 Cornish Pride (Albox) ….................................………634 Cornish Pride (Vera) ……..................................…….619 The Pasty Shack (Turre) …………............................627

Bar La Montaña ..................................950 469403 / 617 577615

El Pinar

864507 Bar El Pinar ................................................................950 469036 920434 Huércal Overa 502647 Clare’s Cafe & Bakery .............................................618 864507 564741

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BARS & CAFES See also Restaurants

Allbites ........................................................................666 032776 Bar La Union …….................................950 634533 / 677 623176 Águilas Bar Los Mellizos ……….........................................…950 634358 Café Bar Aranda .......................................................…630 535836 Bob & Carol's Bar / Diner .........................................617 921859 Comic Café-Pub ........................................................968 448199 La Hortichuela Gulliver's ……...................................................…….968 411329 Sopranos (formerly Divas) .................620 166719 / 657 443791

Albox

Bar 116 .......................................................................637 Bar International ..................................950 120803 / 653 Bar Rojo ………...........................................................628 El Cordobes ……..........................……666 130130 / 663 Joan's Cakes & Bakes ……...........................…………678 Kat's Kitchen ….....................................950 431505 / 654 Rumores ....................................................................610 Tapas La Bistro …..........................................……….629 The Lunchbox ..…..................................................…..610

977590 Las Buganvillas 884517 La Colonial ……………….........................................….636 140307 610426 Paddy's Bar……......................................................…950 460528 791729 Roly's Too ................................................................….950 133945 166272 197014 641567 172006 601458

Antas Bar Gloria ...................................…….950 453150 / 625 668613 El Sibs .......................................................................950 452924 Oliver’s ......................................................................950 619208

Antas El Real El Milindurrio …......................................................…950 453345

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

Mojácar Alibi ….............….............................................………950 473250 Alternativa …………………......................................... 950 473164 Alvaron …….........................................671 275185 / 637 546581 Ancla Bar .................................................................671 961467 Arriba (See p.15)..................................950 615591 / 663 267110 Asuntxu ….........................................................………950 472214 Aunt Sally's (Mojácar Pueblo) ……….......................663 339471 Badger’s ...................................................................950 478525 Bar Esencial …………...........................................….950 472559 Bar Isabel ................................................................950 475941 Bar Med ..................................................................677 113995 Bar Mesón Felipe San Bernabe …......950 475966 / 631 301368 Beachcomber ..............................................................950 473099 Burladero ……..........................................................950 615041 Cafetería Dolce …….................................................950 475178 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Cafe LaLa ......................................................……….678 202039 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic …............................…950 615344 Captain's Bar ...........................................................950 473246 Cave Bar (Bar Cueva) ….......................................…..950 478799 Don Mojito ……..................................................…….664 225459 Eatz Diner ….......................................................…..677 865050 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Don .......................................................................607 797033 Gala's ...........................................…950 472308 / 618 539500 Jazz Life Café (Mojácar Pueblo) ........................…….647 724367 Koi ….........................................................................950 615425

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La Cava ......................................................................950 472181 La Finca ....................................................................697 212820 La Mar Salada .........................................................950 472181 La Parata ……...................................950 478186 / 667 701424 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ....................................647 724367 Le Troquet ..............................................................950 475845 Los Amigos ...............................................................950 478489 Lykes ……..........................................….............…….950 478736 Malone's Irish Bar ....................................................667 273398 Moe's Bar ….........................................................…..600 279273 Mojo’s ................................................950 615230 / 667 959413 Mojo Picón ………..........................…..950 472995 / 634 896515 No-Name …………......................................................678 712922 Reflections ………...................................................…665 919916 Roberto's (Mojácar Pueblo) ..........................……….600 063292 Rusty Nail …………...................................................950 472786 Sabas ………..........................................................…950 478226 Sands ………………............................................…..670 613795

The Irish Rover .......................................................950 473135 The Lemon Lounge ............................................….950 472659 The Loft …....................................................……….950 475155 Trufi Bar ....................................................................950 615096 Yvi’s Swiss Bar ............................................................686 431758

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

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

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

Puerto Rey The Terrace Bar ........................................................608 610556

Pulpí Sitio ……….................................................................687 265518 El Saloon ....................................................................665 731798 The Blue Lagoon ...................................................672 019255 San Juan de los Terreros The Emerald Isle (See front cover)..........…………..678 914923 Mi Cortijo …………..................................................950 466323

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

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

618209 474861 132350 356387 467682 767962

Villaricos Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 821476 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 Seron Sam's Bar ……...................................................…….610 044516 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 467777 Los Conteros ..............................................................950 467582

Turre

Bar Stop .....................................................................678 Café Royal, English Tavern ………............................950 Stoney's Sports Bar ……….......................................671 The Pasty Shack ……................................................627 The Piano Bar ...................................610 005373 / 645

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BARS (BEACH BARS)

Aku Aku (Mojácar) ....................................................950 Albatros (Mojácar).................................….............…617 b2-bar baria (Vera) .....................................................950 Babel (Mojácar) …………..........................................669 BB.me (Mojácar Playa) ….................................……..657 Valle del Este Hole in One Venues Bar .......................950 461068 / 647 424279 El Cid (Mojácar) .......................................................950

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BED & BREAKFAST

El Paso (Mojácar Playa) ............................................615 644682 El Patio (Mojácar) ........................................................629 287265 La Zarzuela, formerly Neptuno/Henry's (Mojácar) ......689 218208 Los Arcos Chiringuito (Mojácar) ...............…..............950 473042 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Maui (Mojácar) ……....................................................950 478722 Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) …...........................…616 005387 Playa Blanca (Mojácar) (See p.19)…….671 414084 / 666 406203 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030

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 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 BATHROOMS & SHOWERS 24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 Casa María (Bédar) .................................................950 398216 GPG-Bathroom Installations ................666 161079 / 950 459402 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) 950 439043 / 686 400331 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036 Casa Oasis (Almendricos, Murcia) ...........................628 504113 Casa Rosa (Huércal Overa) .......................................699 352305 Casita Río (Almanzora) ………......……950 432250 / 636 860177 Cortijo Bienvenido (Cantoria) .....................................950 634851 Dave & Gilly's B & B (Vera Town) …..........................950 391660 Finca El Campico (Bédar) ........................................950 528521 Finca Listonero (Cortijo Grande) ...............................950 479094 Hostal La Parata (Mojácar) ........................................950 472670 Hostal Villa Rosa (Mojácar) .............................................950 478 290 Las Persianas Azules (Velez Rubio) ..950 068054 / 630 149622 Rims Rest (Oria) ……….................…..950 432865 / 697 326924 Villa Janian (Lijar) ..............................950 064259 / 626 328274 Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 Shower Master screens ...........................................677 604497 Speedy Fit (Screens) (See p.4).................................600 006032 Tabika Natural Stone (Vera) ….....…….950 390110 / 950 390635 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821

BICYCLE HIRE

BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 Mean Machine (Mojácar) …….............................…….950 Rock, Road n Surf Adventures (See front cover)...….634 Scubajive (Mojácar) .............................950 473136 / 606

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BICYCLE SALES & MAINTENANCE BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty Rock, Road n Surf Adventures (See front cover)....….634 320360 Tell them you found it in The Focus!

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BILLIARD / SNOOKER HALLS

Pot Black (Antas El Real) ……....................................950 459135 The Happy Castor (Vera Playa) ……..........................667 767962

BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds BOAT TRIPS

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

BOOKS

Bookworms (Mojácar) ...............................................950 473086

Celebrations (Mojácar) .............................................950 475366 Mojácar Learning Centre (Mojácar Playa) …........…950 615489 Tabernas Books …..............................663 121256 / 676 256083 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164 The Little Bookshop (Treasure Trove, Turre) ............ 950 618812 The Word (Turre) .......................................................950 479438 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE

Bounce Around ….......................................................697 224205 Mojácar Events ........................................................669 434766 Mojácar Hire All ………........................950 475419 / 634 319190

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 (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885

A1 Services ...............................................................607 692862 Almeria Builders ……............................................…659 685133 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 Andalucian Con Co Print (See p.28)...............….…..628 408197 Alex Nebesky ............................................................627 071716 A n D Handy Man ....................................................651 850922 Andalucian Tiling & Plastering Specialists 950 619124 / 661 129028 Andaluz Building Services........... ……950 439094 / 664 025044 Anglo Saxon C.B.S …………..........…618 920126 / 686 377172 Antas Building Company …..........…..661 075802 / 697 591117 Armadillo ........................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Borders Building & Tiling ..........................................687 661807 Brian the Plasterer ....................................................680 487036 Construcciónes Los Matreros .....................................647 841750 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 Deco-house (Ismael) …………....................................670 596085 FMB Plastering ...........................................................697 502470 Futura España ............................................................950 615338 Garden Works ………......................….950 132550 / 677 731600 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 GPG - Construction Services ............666 161079 / 950 459402 Grandy Building Solutions …....……..........................663 440329 Handy Houseman .....................................................666 361802 ITM Building Services …….......................................677 011079 J B General Builder ............................................... 687 024884 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................950 528842 / 689 185189 John Blackmore (La Alfoquía) ……....950 449068 / 667 814806 Ken Danaher ...........................……….671 146103 / 647 037971 Leon Morley …...............................…..950 477318 / 695 718270 Lucainena Living S.L. ................................................648 143851 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Michael Bowley ….................................950 472903 / 661 956152 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 637 269731

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com P. Morgan ….........................................950 132793 / 687 814358 1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 654452 Auriga Rent a Car (Aguilas) .................................….968 414582 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545817 Costa Coches Car & Van Hire ……......................….950 459208 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864 M.H.C.R. (Mojácar) .............................950 478832 / 609 540380 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 670 722666

Paul Thomas .............................................................676 657936 R.D.M. (See p.11).................................687 056369 / 660 096152 Reliable Building & Landscaping ……..678 114268 / 664 167638 Superior Plasterers ..............................664 348947 / 950 457504 Tony Walker handyman ...............................................648 091074 Vida Desierto (See p.2) ….....................950 473183 / 610 867029

BUTCHERS

Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

CARD SHOPS

CAR HIRE

Carpentry by Paco ….................................................950 615517

Ávila (Vera) …….................................................……663 126062 CAR VALETING Juan`s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ….............………950 478409 Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939 Bioflow / Ecoflow distributor ......................................686 929855 Bookworms Mojácar) ….............................….............950 473086 Work From Home ........................................................950 066181 Celebrations (Mojácar) ..............................................950 475366 Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 600032 CAKES TO ORDER Cafeteria Dolce (Mojácar Playa) ………................….950 475178 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................636 063393 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic (Mojácar) .................950 615344 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Cakes ………..............................................…950 528779 / 697 921040 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Clare's Café & Bakery (Huércal Overa) ……......….618 864507 CARPENTRY Joan's Cakes & Bakes (Albox) ................................678 166272 Ad’s Carpentry ..........................................................626 074089 The Pasty Shack (Turre) ………..............................627 564741 Bob Wain ..................................................................677 161816

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Mike Robinson ………........................617 200206 / 647 258489 Simon Fisher ............................................................670 514731 The Woodworker (Repairs & Restoration) ..........…..950 528779 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Vida Desierto (Specialist Carpentry) (See p.2) 950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................600 985583 Wildwood Bespoke Joinery …..............950 067011 / 685 955768

CATALOGUE SHOPS

Estabelle (Albox) ……................................................666 689463 Funky Monkeys, Play Group (Mojácar) …….......……697 264179 Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 Jack in Albox ....................................652 580695 / 607 598457 Kids’ Club Bilingual Pre-school & Activity Centre (Los Gall.)608 373085 Lorraine’s Face Painting ....................950 064484 / 687 569113 Play Area (Baza) …………...........................................695 859536 Swimlife (Baby swimming classes) ……...............…..687 318054 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………...................…661 575641 Mrs Sausages (Children’s Entertainer) .....................662 002590 The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644

CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Brian ……...............................................................……628 408197

CHINESE RESTAURANTS

Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 132948 China Town (Aguilas) ................................................968 414786 Chino Tsing-Tao (Aguilas) ........................…...............968 448548 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133226 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 120166 EPS Direct (Albox) …........................950 120030 / 627 277935 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Rohha (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 473224 / 662 288146 Shang Hai (Mojácar Playa) ……............................…686 998409 Wu-Zhou (Mojácar) .....................................................950 472145 CATERING / EVENTS

See also Wedding & Party Planning

CHIROPODIST

Ananda (Turre) (See p.13)..................950 479533 / 639 715120 Howard Flanders …......................…….950 064672 / 663 488348 Anne's Catering Service ….................950 592967 / 699 726993 Anne's Curry (delivered) ………...............................….677 242022 Elite Cuisine ....................................950 472567 / 610 994435 El Mar La Mar (Villaricos) ...................950 467030 / 666 542714 Chef@Home ………...............................................….637 761984 Food For Thought …………..................950 469403 / 617 577615 Marianne's Pantry ………...........................................687 081357 Mobile Waitress/Bar ................................................687 245485 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties......676 384097 / 618 920126 V.I.P. Ready Meals …….............................................608 719015 Kareclif (Albox)

CATTERY

.....................................................677 791165 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637 209607 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659

CHILDREN & BABY

CHIROPRACTOR Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...........950 439331 / 666 903579 Baby Rentals (Equipment Hire) ……...................…….699 648058 Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 Baloo’s (Mojácar) ....................................................691 821235 CLEANING SERVICES 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 A1 Cleaning..........................................950 472528 / 667 340190 Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 516955 Ashby Property Services …….............950 439192 / 607 646027 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 398820 / 662 390453 Crystal Clear Cleaning .....…................................….637 229464 Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 Freshclean …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482 Horno Brillante (Oven cleaning) ..........950 982542 / 626 196915 KC Cleaning Service ...............................................651 850974 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Bebebel (Hire)…........................................................661 575532 Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 Escape Para Niños (Arboleas) ..................................950 431578 New Pin Services ................................................678 875508 Charlotte Woolley (English tuition) …950 478678 / 617 817389 Tell them you found it in The Focus!

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Computer Services (Dani) ........................................678 490639

North East South West ..........................................671 273335 Rene's Cleans .....................................................677 113987 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 T.V. Cleaning Services ……………..............................630 865452 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 Vida Desierto (See p.2)................……..950 473183 / 610 867029 First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 251399 Inside PC (Aguilas) ….........................................…..968 414263 CLOTHING (Personalized) Janga Group .............................................................664 175404 Fancy Stitch (Mojácar) .........................677 075842 / 950 615441 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Pitako (Mojácar) ………..............................................950 615575 Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950 633015 MultiMedia Mojácar ………..............…950 475823 / 672 042564 COMPUTERS Colin (Antas Computer Services) .........950 453622 / 627 717986 PC Call Out Service (all areas) ……….......................680 349656 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre …….......................….950 393689 PC City, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) …....................…….902 100302 Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 070075 PC Doctor .................................................................617 692925

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Denise Harrison, Holistic Therapist/Teacher ..............618 057323 Eve Morgan ..............................................................647 203652 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ................................647 821433 Health Essentials (Alan Middup) .................................610 805777 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Josephine Birt ………............................................…950 124834 Karin …….....................................................………..634 459950 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……...................…667979445 Luz de Luna ................................................................637 469937 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 064252 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908 Tarot & Numerology ………...................................…..670 897832 Premier Tec ..............................................................627 564741 Tina Clarke ……….....................................................670 385923 Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645 Victoria Studios ........................................................634 459950 Vera Toner (Ink cartridges, etc) …....….950 391307 / 661 336329

COUNSELLING / HEALING

CRAFTS

Ananda (Turre) (See p.13)...................950 479533 / 639 715120 Be The Best You Can Be Life Coaching ...................686 929855 Casa Blanca Therapy Centre (Arboleas) ……..............950 439020 Chris Hargan (Hypnotherapist) ..................................950 069238 David Smalley ............................................................662 000354

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

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS See also Sewing

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

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) …….............…..647 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) …………................................636 Lubrin Plant Hire (Mini and Micro) .......950 592922 / 664 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677

841750 092632 327898 403397

Ned ……..................................................................…687 845648 R.D.M. Builders .(See p.11)......................................676 034164

DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS (Private)

Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803

DOG GROOMING

CURRENCY

Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 620 274281 Abbie (Mucky Pups) ................................................666 953798 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 897533 Jennifer Cunningham y Asociados S.L. ..................950 472048 IsaPeluCan (Turre) ……………..........950 468398 / 667 260938 Moneycorp ……………............……….902 887243 / 637 791981

CYBERCAFES

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

DAMP PROOFING

Southern Spain Damp Proofing Co. ..950 436430 / 950 436497

DANCE ACADEMY

Luis (at Pets R Us) .................................................628 663616 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734

Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 DOG TRAINING Beverley Foster .......................................................656 346109 Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545 Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Didi Arias (Mojácar) …….....................950 478991 / 639 724521

DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) ..................................950 390655 Rod Bridges ……........................……..950 473035 / 687 261280 Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 449121 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 Clinica Dental Garrucha …...................................….950 133333 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 478989 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 478534 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 479444 Perfect Smile Teeth Whitening (Claire) ........………….671 162584 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 132047 DIGGER HIRE

Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 809293 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 914257

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Royan Electrics ….................................................... 607 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 Vida Desierto (See p.2).................……950 473183 / 610 Cinebank (Turre) .......................................................627 738957 Williams Electrical ……….......................................…..677 Movieland (Mojácar) .................................................950 475003

DOORS See Windows DVD & VIDEO HIRE

646035 660409 867029 741366

ENTERTAINERS

Real Entertainment (La Alfoquía) ..............................950 The Word (Turre) .....................................................950 Total Entertainment (Turre) 950 468295 (Albox) ........950 ...................................................................(Mojácar) 950

449635 479438 121318 615596

ELECTRICAL GOODS

Activa (Was Euronics) Mojácar …..........................…..950 615157 The Bolsoy Factory (Antas) .........................................950 459043 Centro Ferretería Mojácar ...................................950 473111 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 390129 Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 121069 Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 460832 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950 460832

ELECTRICIANS

24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 All Areas Electrics ...................................................676 384107 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 591895 / 685 742 840 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204

Arriba Arriba ............................................................950 459481 Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 Baz ...........................................................................687 392942 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Boogie Nights Karaoke / Disco (Tall Paul) .............692 588016 Brendan O'Dee ………........................950 069264 / 677 763927 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Captain Sunshine …..........................950 618034 / 669 214545 Claire Stoner …............................................………..608 928123 Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Ed Stacey …………...................................................680 355376 Elvis Da Costa .........................................................697 637677 Gee-Bee's Karaoke …...................……………….……618 560070 Graham Steele ………................................................697 616764 Jesse Alonso ..............................................................600 303070 Johnnie St.Clair ……..........................950 469622 / 618 150937 Kayley …….................................................................634 261598 Keith Knight ………...............................950 069248 / 670 533767 Kev Moore (BC Sweet, Christie) ........950 069616 / 600 762856 Kim Allen .................................................................699 950257 Lingerie Provocateur Parties …...…......................…638 343729 Mel Jay ……......................................950 092068 / 671 108054 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Mrs Sausages (Children’s Entertainer) .....................662 002590 New Life ....................................................................667 044173 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Stan Roberts .............................................................687 361440 Robin Marston............................................................. 678 180807 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Star Karaoke Steve ………..........................................649 204165 Steve King (Mobile DJ) .........................950 137177 / 680 272822 Sue Moretta ……............................….950 475849 / 672 148730 The GeckoBros ........................................................626 460465 Tom Lee ……............................................................627 175142 Tony Justice ……….................................................…637 159249 Why Not Disco ……….............................................…660 707075

ESTATE AGENTS

1st Call Spanish Homes (Vera) ………950 139912 / 661 143871 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 CD Electrical Services ........................950 064504 / 617 410534 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres ......................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Fully Qualified Electrician ……................................…670 309878 José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 MGM Electricsl Services C.B. ....……950 467596 / 647 036211 Mick Groom .........................................667 039805 / 950 478271 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569 Peace of Mind 247/ 7 ............................................... 637 974662

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1st Choice Almería (Mojácar) ...................................950 472002 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 659136399 4salebyowner-spain ..............................950 069573 / 647 162928 Angel Property (Palomares) ……….............................950 618054 Arboleas Property Sales S.L. .............………………..950 449647 Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …...…950 064682 Arroyo Invest. & Prop. Serv. S.L. (Arboleas) 950 449158 / 679 423370 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 692 697268 Casas Rusticas (Bédar) ...............................................950 398892 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Citrus Homes ………………..................638 849254 / 618 245709 Clover Estates (Albox & Vera) ..................................902 121229 Coast ...................................................950 069583 / 664 244518 Coldwell Banker (Aguilas) ……...................................968 415001 Cole's of Andalucia (See p.17).............950 469592 / 697 640681 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088 Desert Springs Property Re-sales ...............................950 467541 Dursa (Isla del Fraile) ................................................950 478121 Espagna Homes S.L. (San Juan de los Terreros)........950 466044 Euroxan (Vera) ..........................................................699 067922 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151

Grupo Dizu (Huércal Overa) ………...........................950 470303 Harmony Homes ......................................................678 612512 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……..........950 615156 / 609 026526 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 INMOjácar (Mojácar) .................................................950 472930 K7 Mojácar (See p.31) ...........................................950 478555 Kevinspain .................….......................950 064464 / 626 390627 LPI Spain (Mojácar) …………...................................950 475779 Lifestyle Homes (Turre) ............................................950 618714

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Manzana Homes ……..................................................950 133769 Mojácar Estates (See p.51).......................................950 478935 Mojácar Homes (See p.50).........................................950 478834. MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132965 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 My Spanish Home ….........…………..950 472308 / 618 539500 Netforce (Mojácar Playa) .................................…….950 472683 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ………..............................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ......................................950 475800 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ..............................950 133508 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …………968 419360 / 628 147408 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Oliver Group Estate Agents (Albox) ……....………………950 121 960 PNI (Albox) ……..............…................950 121201 / 678 421078 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Positiva Property Group S.L. (See p.50) 950 617611 / 671 612451 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.33)...........950 478915 Prime Properties (Mojácar) ........................................950 475448 Realtors (Mojácar) ...................................................950 092094 Reduced2sale ……........................……950 450089 / 610 316101 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...........950 432157 / 639 976192 Royal Estate (Mojácar) …....................................…..950 472334 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Sol Mar (Albox) ..................................950 120210 / 654 590258

FASHION

Boutique Gala (Mojácar) ...........................................950 615229 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 Hombres (Mojácar) ...................................................950 473195 Klöe (Mojácar Playa) ……......................................….950 475913 Legs & Co (Mojácar Playa) …….........................……950 615512 Lo+ (Vera) …......................................................……950 139968 Melcha (Puerto Rey) ..............................................950 133456 Porto Bello (Mojácar Playa) ......................................950 615551

Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Spain Property Finder …..............…….....................686 878789 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ....................................950 064682 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 615388 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ..........................…..950 618209 This 'N' That (Baza) ……........................................…655 149521 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) ..................................................950 528440 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) ….......….............................950 472430 Wosps (Las Buganvillas) …............................……...…950 452870

FENCING Chain Link Almanzora ………...................................697 801875 Garden Works ….............................…950 132550 / 677 731600

FINANCIAL SERVICES See also Insurance and Funeral Insurance

Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 705502 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ..................................950 478617 Jennifer Cunningham Y Asociados S.L. .....................950 472048 Mortgage Solutions (Mojácar) …......…950 472032 / 607 702694 Totus Wealth Management .............…950 064567 / 686 509247 EXCURSIONS Offshore Money Management ...........952 830916 / 950 398078 Ananda (Turre) (See p.13)..................950 479533 / 639 715120 Positiva Property Group S.L. …....…..950 617611 / 671 612451 Carib Scoots (Mojácar) (See front cover)..639 734297 / 950 450092 VFS Europe (Peter Danniells) …...........................950 478617 Discovery 4 x 4 tours …….....................................…..661 233890 EXTINGUISHERS Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...............……617 637359 / 950 450343 Extin-Torres FIRE S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067 Mojácar Tours ……………...........................................950 475757 FISH & CHIPS Mandi 4x4 ………....................................................…634 656532 Allbites (La Alfoquía) ................................................666 032776 FABRICS Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 535836 Cortinas con Estilo ............................950 069032 / 678 811125 Clare's Café & Bakery (Huércal Overa) …...…....…..618 864507

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Eatz Diner (Mojácar Playa) ……............................…677 865050 Zak’s (Garrucha) .....................................................950 133193

Mister Screen ................. ……….................................637 159249 Mosqueetos Hate Us ……….............…687 271809 / 677 109029 MozziScreens ..............................................................677 604497 FISHING Speedy Fit (See p.4)..................................................600 006032 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Graham) ...................................647 803030 The Bug Busters ................................950 528128 / 663 303350 FITNESS CENTRES Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. .......................…….950 473104 Alison .....................................................................637 465487 We Fit (See front cover)......................................…660 052051 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 FOOD SHOPS Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ........................................950 460545 Cost Cutters (Albox) ................................................ 950 120691 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065. gb’s supermarket (Albox) ...........................................950 633161 Harmony Gym (Mojácar) ..............................................950 475403 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606 Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) .........................617 719913 Mr UK (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 475850 Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 FROZEN FOODS Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) (See p.35)............950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 King’s Foods ...........................................................619 530436 X-tone (Mojácar Playa) ..............................................664 550661 FUNCTION VENUES Desert Springs Resort .......................950 548420 / 618 609978 FLAMENCO Gala's (Mojácar Playa) ….............…….950 472308 / 618 539500 Tablao de la Chus (Vera Playa) ................................950 467165 Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) ……....................................950 475198 FLOORING (Wooden) Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 418954 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 The Palms (Urcal) ……….......................................….950 134333

FLORISTS

FUNERAL COMPANIES

Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ..............................672 203457 CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….....................................617 456335 Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 479496 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) ........................................950 478102 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211

FLY SCREENS

Andalucian Glass C.B. ............................................950 064829 Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350

FUNERAL INSURANCE

Bugs ...........................................................................600 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 Futura España ...........................................................950 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ………950 459060 / 649

Asssa Insurance .....................................................968 153396 Avalon Europe S.L. .................................................966 799070 Jennifer Cunningham Y Asociados S.L. ...................950 472048 Lifestyle Insurance .............................950 069312 / 687 792655 049515 SR Insurance Services (Turre) ……........................…950 479517 000700 FURNITURE PACKAGES 615338 Furniture Plus (Purias) (See inside back)...................678 083491 482677 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..............950 132458 / 617 575093 Home From Home Spain S.L. (Antas) ..950 459017 / 661 671176

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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) ......................654 917211 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ....................950 104272 / 670 845498 Soluciones Rusticas (Carboneras) …950 364835 / 646 821821 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….................……950 450422

FURNITURE SHOPS

Casas Nativa (Valle del Este) ..................................629 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 Don Patio Outdoor Furniture (Antas) .......................687 Eco Muebles (Los Gallardos)...............950 469504 / 670 Furniture Mart (Antas) ...............................................950 Furniture Plus (See inside back) .............................. 968

624286 633288 845730 296567 393244 482456

Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 In Style (Los Llanos, Arboleas) ................................630 348505 Iron Art (Antas Real) (See front cover).................….637 259033 KA International (Vera) .......................................….950 392980 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 Rincón Del Mimbre .Vera) ........950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Rio Trading (Vera) ..................................................950 392257 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...........................950 064501 / 687 108259 Treasure Trove (Turre) ............................................950 618812 Tronco Mueble (Albox) ..............................................950 120992

Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Eco Gardens ……….....................…..950 523215 / 628 661075 Eden Landscapes ...................................................950 634463 Gardens 4 U .....................................627 968434 / 687 629819 Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Shed Man ..............................950 069763 / 667 238273 Garden Works ……...........................950 132550 / 677 731600 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. …….................................651 704916 Ground Cover ..........................................................627 308451 Iron Art (Garden Furniture) Antas .................…..…..637 259033 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 178427 L & M Landscapes ...........................671 608503 / 670 409538 Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 819407 Lasting Impressions …....................................………661 985319 Lucainena Living S.L. ………....................................648 143851 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Magic Garden (Albox) ….........................................…680 496899 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Potty Fincas ..........................………..950 163930 / 616 855294

Reliable Builders & Landscaping …...........................678 114268 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Vida Desierto Landscaping (See p.2)...950 473183 / 610 867029

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

A1 Services ...............................................................607 692862 Smith Plumbing S.L......................................................950 468041

GARDENS

24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 618320 Agave …….................................................................617 826334

GLASS CURTAINS

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

GLAZING (Supply & Repair)

Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting)

......628 408197

Andalucian Glass C.B. ..............................................950 064829 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) ......................................670 500711 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546

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GOLF COURSES

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

549869 479176 599115 548240 133230 398743

GOLF EQUIPMENT

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

GOLF HOLIDAYS

Oak Tree Golf Tours SL ......................670 613795 / 618 133439

GOLF TUITION

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

133235 479176 187682 526671 256923

GOURMET FOODS

Crème de la Crème (Mojácr Playa) ...........................950 615315 Tentaciones (Mojácar El Zoco Centre) ….............……687 403185 Toflo Gourmet (Parque Comercial, Mojácar) (See p.6)..650 839598

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL

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

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Beauty Basics (Hair & Beauty Supplies) .950 467616 / 666 711 473 GUTTERING Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …950 459060 / 649 482677 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Beyond Beauty (mobile beautician & nail tec) .........697 704364

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

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

Bliss (Albox) .....................................950 120691 / 690 093842 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) .................….950 473159 Boost Immune System .................................................950 066181 Chemical Free Natural Skin Care Products ...............686 929855 Clive, Barber (Albox) ........................................................950 121 927 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Day Spa (Desert Springs) …..........................……….610 944494

Antas Hair Studio (Studio ll) (See p.58).....................637 199884 Aron Letterese (Massage) ...................697 516715 / 950 472790 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………….950 439043 / 686 400331 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 Barberia, Just for Him & Her (Albox) …...................950 121346 Beatriz Caparrós (Beautician) (Mojácar) ….........…….950 478936

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Donna's …….......................................950 431501 / 628 669456 ElectroLotus Acupuncture & Beauty Therapy . ...........699 603088 Etticut (Vera) (See p.56).............................................667 971960 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................950 634369 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Feet 1st ………...........................................................617 160028 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) .......................950 132765 Francesca Herman (Mojácar) (See p.25)...................687 480694 Gents Hairdresser .................................................. 600 070075 Harmony Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar)..................950 475403 International Hair Design, (Mojácar) ......................... 666 299714 JD Hair Design (Albox) …...........................................645 560367 Kate Young (Independent Herbalife Distributor) ……..669 945221 Katie at Home (Turre) …............……..950 479457 / 687 308604 Ken Peluqueros (Mojácar Playa) ……....................…950 615094 Kuts 2 (Huércal Overa) ............................................662 094372

Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) ......................950 618129 Penthouse Studio, Hair & Beauty, (Mojácar)...............950 472952 Perfect Smile (Claire) ...........................................…671 162584 Sarah Noble, Mobile Hairdresser (Mojácar) ….……..666 748035 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...............................950 449451 Sol Passion Beauty (Sharon) …….......950 473244 / 687 389925 Sol Passion Tanning Studio (Mojácar) ..950 473244 / 672 379927 Stella ………….............................................................664 138837 Strictly Hair (Albox) ……...........................................950 439717 Studio II (mobile, all areas) ...…..…..........................637 199884 Tawas Crystal Deodorant Stones ...................659189037 The Beauty Spot at the Emporium ..............950 472790 / 600 223664

Lou Lou’s (Turre) ....................................................634 894849 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) 950 615593 / 697 421672 Men's Hairdresser (Mojácar Playa) …..................……646 746885 Nails by Holly ………...............................................…664 870440 Nicki Tew, Beauty Therapist …….........................……659 929852

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com The Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) ..................950 472790 The Hair Scene (Unisex) (Mojácar) ...........................950 478625 The Spanish Beauty Club ……………........................637 149659 Wacky Barber (Mojácar) ...........................................667 961645 Wacky Hairdresser (Mojácar) ........................………667 961645 Wendee’s (La Alfoquía) ............................................950 449133

HARDWARE OUTLETS

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

HEALTH FOODS

Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 Hierbabuena (Aguilas) …….........................................968 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ................................950 Sunshine Wholefoods (Turre) …..................................665

089170 448445 478446 014506

HEATING

Andrew Morrison (Econo-Heat)..................................627 250204 Barry & Graham (oil heating) ……….667 853062 / 620 112193

HIRE

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Baby Basics (Baby Equipment Hire) .....950 439331 / 666 903579 Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Hire Shop .............................................670 401075 / 607 280541 Mojácar Hire All ………........................950 475419 / 634 319190 Nursery Hire (San Juan de los Terreros) ….666 265765 / 950 466472 The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644

Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 243561 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ...................................678 838547 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628 239696

HOLIDAY / CONFERENCE CENTRES

HOTELS

HOME CARERS see also Nursing

Almería Angels .. .....................................................665 017950 Home Care Services ……............…..950 472645 / 607 823488

Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres ............676 437128 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Cala Real (Aguilas) ..........................................968 414562 HOLISTIC TREATMENT Ananda (Turre) (See p.13)..................950 479533 / 639 715120 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 ElectroLotus Acupuncture ...........................................699 603088 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ……......................................968 447125 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 HORSE & EQUINE SUPPLIES Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 A Caballo (Antas Real) ……......................................950 459231 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ............................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 HORSE RIDING Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 241878 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Vera Hotel .................................................................950 393008

HOUSEHOLD GOODS

Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 479487 Posh Patio Plastics .....................................................697 532323 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676 308217

INSURANCE

Abbeygate Insurance ..................................965 745097 / 965 744456 Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 449158 / 697 423370 Asssa Insurance ..................................................……968 153396 Axa ......................................................950 478763 / 609 667333

Catalana Occidente (Mojácar) ...................................950 478307 Easy Insurance (Lucainena de las Torres) .................950 066276 García & Trinidad (Albox) ……............................……950 120340 Halifax (Vera) .......................................950 392061 / 657 660234 Jennifer Cunningham y Asociados S.L. ....................950 472048 Knight Insurance (Albox) ….......................................950 121943 Lifestyle Insurance ..…...................……950 069312 / 687 792655 Desert Riders Spain (Tabernas) .........950 066084 / 637 257652 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...........................950 478991 / 639 724521 Lloyd & Whyte (Albox) …….................................…..950 120192 Finca El Campico (Bédar) ........................................950 528521

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615302 617376 603380 478408

Bureaucracy Busters ................................................650 284862 Christina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………............................................627 376953 Joanne Tissington ……………....................................637 267150 Santalucia (Vera) .................................................... 950 390839 Leticia ………..........................................................…950 615566 Sol Y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 120210 / 654 590258 MSK ……............................................................…..696 052600 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) ......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Maureen ...............................................950 523853 / 678 403899 Melissa .....................................................................677 146592 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 625 540769 Real Almería Translations ………....….950 398820 / 662 390453 S.O.S Translations …................................................651 500670 Simply Solved ………............................................….617 882689 Sol y Mar Services (Albox) ….....…….950 120210 / 654 590258 Solutions Almería ...............................950 478917 / 667 846132 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Tina Clarke ………....................................................670 385923 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ……......................….950 064682 Written Translations (Yamile) ...................................626 207575 SR Insurance Services (Turre) ……........................…950 479517

JET BIKES

Max RPM (Albox) ...................................................….607 603380

JET WASHING

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

JEWELLERS

La Luna (Garrucha) ....................................................950 132543 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ...........................................950 460636

KARTING

Karting Garrucha .................................950 617198 / 950 460207

INTERIOR DESIGN

ABC Interior Design ………...................................…..627 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 Ines ……......................................................................618 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691

KENNELS

Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 046467 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 564640 260792 245658 318309 261818

INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS

Agnata .............................................................……..697 Ananda (Turre) (See p.13)..................950 479533 / 639 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) .............................606 Bilingual Interpreter ……..........….....950 618893 / 667

530618 715120 198958 801140

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Five Bone Hotel ........................................................630 Home from Home ……..............................................677 K9 .......................................................950 168015 / 600 La Palomino (Tijola) …………....................................600 Paws*A*While (Fines) …….....................................…696

234556 La Mar de Blanco (Mojácar) 950 472896. (Garrucha) 950 460094 382713 Lavanderia Los Arcos ...............................................950 478359 251464 LEGAL SERVICES 829990 See also Solicitors 562662 Ananda (Turre) (See p.13)..................950 479533 / 639 715120 AG2 Asesores (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133617 KITCHENS 24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 Bureaucracy Busters ..................................................650 284862 Artizan (Vera) (See p.27).................…950 390635 / 661 985310 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ..................................950 478420 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 Gecko Business Services …..........................………617 611140 Kitchen Cocina (Albox) ..............................................950 121990 Lifestyle Solutions (Turre) ..........……..950 479057 / 637 267893 L.J.D.Kitchens S.L. (Turre) .....................................637 064651 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036

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

LINEN Singular Kitchen (Aguilas) ….........….....................…968 414845 Simon Fisher (Kitchen Specialist)................................670 514731 Gill’s English Bedlinen (Mojácar) ............................950 472835 Vera Cocinas .......................................................…..950 391313

LAUNDERETTES

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

LAUNDRIES

Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 414327 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 132657 KC Ironing ...................................................................651 850974

The English Rose (Albox) ………...…950 431500 / 666 835939

LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR

Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 Corpore (Mojacar) formerly Can Can ……...........……619 Evora (Aguilas) ……..................................................968 Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 Legs & Co (Mojácar Playa) ……..............................950

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455328 044719 243724 855294

24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 MARBLE FABRICATIONS 24hr Home from Home Services SL ....968 419374 / 638 987885 Tabika (Vera) .....................................950 390110 / 950 390635

MARKETING SERVICES

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

METAL WORK

Angel Welding …………............................................610 601524 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 000700 Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 212220 GM Fabrications (Antas) .....................671 992722 / 666 338463 Golden Gates .....................................950 064686 / 677 378952 Metal Matt ...........................................627 167167 / 671 424558 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 633090 24hr Locksmith (Mojácar) ...................950 472982 / 658 828560 Metalform ..................................................................617 706606 P & D Metals ............................................................638 707406 Arboleas Locksmith ...................................................697 243181 Real Steel ................................................................666 133247 Locksmith (Lee)..........................................................666 949213 Speedy Fit Security Grilles (See p.4)........................600 006032 Terry Willis ………………...........................................600 655874

MOBILE HOMES

.Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Caravan Storage (Antas) ……......................................….661 508776 Cherribar Park Homes ..............................................950 168697 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Las Tinajas Country Club ......….........950 523629 / 665 820267

MOBILITY SERVICES

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

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MORTGAGE SERVICES

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

IMS (Aguilas) .......................................968 419650 / 697 779864 Mark Poole ..............................................................659 033903 Mortgage Solutions (Mojácar) ………….950 472032 / 607 702694

+ Visión Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …......................….950 472783

OSTEOPATHS

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

MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS

Boys Toys España (Arboleas Industrial Estate) …….630 Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) .......................617 637359 / 950 Max RPM (Albox) .................................................….607 Mean Machine Motorbikes & Quads (Mojácar) ……950 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 Quad Treks .........................................678 006460 / 697

Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ) .................................950 132765 John Morgan (Mojácar & Arboleas).......666 157942 / 647 203652

PAINTING & DECORATING

24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 Achim Lob ..............................................................678 997361

504085 685550 450343 603380 475419 133033 938352 462746

NURSING see also Home Carers A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 ATS District Nurse ……………..................................662 277845 Borders Painting ………........................................…687 661807 Almería Angels .. .....................................................665 017950 Medicare Nursing Services .....................................687 357881 OPTICIANS

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

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238273 615338 535944 090422 463131 904774

Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 The Image Suite ……...................…..........................666 291984

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Feel Good (Eduardo Girone) ................................671 219871 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247

PIANO TUNER

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

PICTURE FRAMING

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

PIZZERIAS

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

587846 227259 500670 759053 472668

PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

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PEST CONTROL

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

PETS

Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 Ashlove's Pet House (Mojácar Playa) …….............…950 475502 Estabelle (Albox) .....................................................666 689463

Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) …................……….667 Pets R Us (Las Buganvillas) ...................................950 Pet Sitting (Berben) ……..................................…….658 Rovers Return (Courier Service) ………....................617 Tomasin (Aguilas) ……............................................968

562872 133560 087966 588547 413972

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 Indigo Photography ...................................................637 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609

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Aqua Marina (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 475948 Arcano (Mojácar) .......................................................950 615100 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ............................................................950 468425 El Ángel (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …............................……950 398799 El Sotano (Albox) .....................................................610 295285 Góndola (Garrucha) ................................................950 133928 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) .....................................….950 478098 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 472928 Pineta (Garrucha) .......................................................950 133008 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ............................................950 618903 Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …........................................968 447862 Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar) .......................................950 478517 Pizzeria Mary (Garrucha) …….......................................950 460536 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) ......................................950 472809 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132305 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...............................950 478401 Tito Paco (Turre) ............................................................950 618957

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

PLUMBING

24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 3062699 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….646 619060 / 662 342669 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 591895 / 685 742 840 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 Almería Plumbing & Building ....................................696 645872 Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……..................................610 052407 Barry & Graham …................……….667 853062 / 620 112193

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Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ……….......................…….667 652888 Tropicana Pools …........................……950 069288 / 610 345725 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582 Real Covers (Mojácar) …....................950 478763 / 609 667333 Vida Desierto (See p.2)........................950 473183 / 610 867029 SolyAqua ....................................................................664 788316 POSTAL SERVICES TeleTek ..............................................950 459007 / 647 587855 Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..636 063393 24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) …............................950 398896 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 Rohha Mailboxes (Mojácar) ..................950 473224 / 662 288146 All in One (Pool Maintenance) ……….950 452855 / 656 388283 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Cactus Prop.Management (Pool Cleaning) .663 053502 / 692 460393 PRINTING Clearwater Pools (Maintenance) ................................950 430968 DP (Maintenance) .....................................................678 490641 Cost-a-Print ..........................................667 376644 / 627 378147 Ever Clear Pools …..............................................….678 850279 Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 620799 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 470778 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Freelance Designers Spain ............... 950 092291 / 627 817936 Hidro-Sport S.L. (Pebbletec) .................................…950 581407 Indalo Pools .........................................950 472764 / 677 403397 Outdoor Leisure ……….....................950 633149 / 661 148998 Pedro Suarez S.L. .....................................................950 478786 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bedar) ..........................637 915898 Pool Chemicals ..........................................................691 183106 Pool Maintenance S.L. ................................................950 472845 Pool Solar Heating ………........................................…607 646158 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 R.D.M. (See p.11)..............................687 056369 / 660 096152 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Simon Barker ............................................................637 247745 Sol y Aqua ................................................................638 574145 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Tanby Piscinas ............………….............950 618782 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …..................….950 475241

Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 Portilla Graficas ................................ 950 591900 / 605 162709. Racing Color S.L. (Antas) …................................…..950 459156 Sign Works (Baza)........................................................646 359837 SpeedyPrint & Web Services ..........................................665 426968

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................950 528842 / 689 185189 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .....................950 473183 / 610 867029

Loufa S.L.(Mojácar Pueblo) …..........................……..950 472773 Mojácar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .................950 478832 / 670 650872 Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …........................………950 478383 Mojácar Property Maintenance & Decorators ………..649 304441 New Wave Villas ......................................................950 475800 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …...........968 419360 / 628 147408 OPI Property Management …………….950 472016 / 678 936288 Positiva Property Group S.L. ….……950 617611 / 671 612451 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.33)...........950 478915

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS

2Be Property Solutions (Huércal Overa)..950 616516 / 659136399 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar) .......................................950 478175 Almanzora Valley Rentals ………................................666 729524 Almería rentals ….....................……….950 064608 / 697 947134

Real Services (Mojacar) .............................................950 475779

Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) …...............950 619227 / 626 578164 Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 449158 / 697 423370 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) …………......................….950 478643 Cactus Property Management .............663 053502 / 692 460393 Citrus Homes ……………….........…….638 849254 / 618 245709 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...........950 432157 / 639 976192 Coast ...................................................950 069583 / 664 244518 Rent Mojácar (See next page).................................950 615042 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235 RLT Properties .....................................950 069593 / 671 283708 Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Elite Property Services (See p.15)..............................697 532323 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Homes & Beyond .....................................................618 864278 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Jane Nicholson (Rentals) …...........…950 472634 / 664 224815 Key Holdings ..........................................950 069121 / 605 376873

Sierra Property Services (Turre) ...........950 479232 / 670 856743 Sunflower Homes (Garrucha) …................…..........…950 460873 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 759053 The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 475241 Total Security Management .....................................665 017950 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .......................950 473183 / 610 867029 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052

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Lakes Vega Promociones ...........................................950 449206 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132955 Multicasa Aguilas ......................................................968 493009 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Promobys …………….................................................950 618889

PROPERTY VALUATIONS

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

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS

Choice FM (91.4 & 107.3) .....................................950 618756 Fresh FM (90.8) ......................................................666 676518 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864 Plusfm ……….................................….609 818283 / 617 528121 Smooth FM (Inland 90.8, Coast 97.3) 950 104396 / 950 952910 Spectrum FM (92.6) …............…................................950 615142 Trust Radio FM (89.0) …...........................................950 449602 Valle Radio (89.8) …..................................................950 633167

REFRIGERATION

MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 MGM Electrical C.B. ............................950 467596 / 647 036211 BMS ........................................................................950 615035 REMOVALS & STORAGE Casa Rusticas (Bedar) …...............................……..950 398892 A2B Removals (Spain/UK) …...........................……..634 249787 Clover (Albox & Vera) …….........................................902 121229 Countdown Removals (UK/Spain/UK) .................…678 855994 Dursa (Isla de Fraile) .............................................950 478121 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 El Pinar de Bédar .................................................950 469496 Euro Removals ………........................950 069128 / 637 255978 GIS Inmobiliaria (Bedar) ....................................……950 459450 Furniture Plus SL Storage ..............................................968 482 456 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 In Storage (Albox) .....................................................630 348505 Key Mare (Vera)........................................................902 390090 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412

PROPERTY PROMOTERS

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Aguilas Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 La Vía ........................................................................646 430496 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946

Albox La Parrilla ................................................................950 Run (Oriental) ..........................................................950 Syedpur (Indian) …..................................................950 Tapas La Bistro .......................................................629 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639

430024 430296 120606 172006 231507

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

668613 459081 453048 619208

Arboleas El Mirador …………….............................................…678 160806 Hostal Meson ……….............................950 430137 / 635 612738 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ……..950 523870 / 637 914632

Bédar El Pelao del Aconcagua (Argentinean) …................….950 069680 La Fuente .................................................................950 469185 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308

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

Cortijo Grande Finca Listonero ………..................................………..607 364875 Los Limoneros ...........................................................950 468132 Casa Los Pinos ……...........................................…..950 468236 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 Orange Box (Antas).............................950 069212 / 678 612331

Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121

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

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Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 506869 Crocodile Club Restaurant ..................................….950 548404 Los Patricios El Torrente ………….............................................…….950 548403 Willow Restaurant (Las Tinajas Club) .......................663 606954

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin)

Lucainena de Las Torres

El Marchal

Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo

Bar La Montaña ...................................950 469403 / 617 577615 Venta el Museo ........................................................950 364200 El Paniajo ...............................................................950 477202 Alibi (Italian) ...........…...................................………950 473250

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

Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 Döner Kebab…….................................................……610 Góndola ....................................................................950 Hotel Tikar .................................................................950 Pineta (See previous page)...............................…….950 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950

460588 133154 303238 133928 617131 133008 133193

Huercal Overa The Pepper Tree ………......................................…..950 134333

La Alfoquía Allbites …........................................................………666 032776

Alternativa ...............................................................950 473164 Arcano ……………...................................................950 615100 Arriba (See p.15).................................950 615591 / 663 267110 Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 472951 Babel ........................................................................606 198519 Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 473099 Blue Lagoon .............................................................672 019255 Burladero ...................................................................950 615041 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793

Sabor .................................................950 592967 / 699 726993 Taberna Pacifica (Thai), Bar La Union ....950 634533 / 677 623176

Las Alparatas

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

Las Buganvillas Golden Amritsar (Indian) ...................950 132898 / 697 811365 Paddy's ……..............................................................950 460528

Casa Egea .................................................................950 Cous Cous .........................................950 468113 / 661 Mesón La Hoya ........................................................638 298507 Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 Limaria Da Vinci .....................................................................950 Welcome Stranger …........................………...........….950 432719 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 Los Gallardos Delfos ………........................................................….627 Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 810143

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El Olivo (See next page)...........................................950 472543 El Refugio (Mexican).................................................950 615487 Gala’s .............................. ..................950 472308 / 618 539500 Indian Curry House ..............................950 475947 / 661 159089 India Tandoori (See back cover)............950 472649 / 637 465493 Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Kimrick .......................................................................950 475198 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 Kohinoor Indian …..................................................…646 665926 La Cabaña (See p.7)...................................................950 615179 La Cantina .................................................................950 478841

La Cava ....................................................................950 472181 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181 Le Troquet .................................................................950 475845 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Parata .......................................…950 478186 / 667 701424 Le Bistrot (Breton) .........................................……..950 478008 l'incanto (Italian) .......................................................950 472224 Lyke’s .........................................................................950 478736 Mandala Beach Club .................................................950 437131 Mediterráneo ..............................................................950 472268 Mesa (See p.9)..........................................................950 472948

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Neptuno ...................................................................616 005387 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ......................................950 615151 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) .........950 472208 Playa Blanca (See p.19)....................…617 414084 / 666 406203 Ramo del Limón ......................................................950 472659 Restaurant 22 (See p.13) ..........................................950 473058 Rincón de Lola .......................................................950 473198 Roberto's ……..............................................………..600 063292 Sal Marina ...............................................................950 472405 Smugglers .................................................................687 489145 Subway ……………...................................................950 478129 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Viva .......................................................................950 475457

Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323

Turre Chili ..................................................................…….950 La Estancia (Argentinian) …......................................627 Meson del Pobre ......................................................950 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ................……...................…950 Taberna Alcatifa .........................................................950 Taj (Indian) ...............................................................950 Tito Paco (Italian) ....................................................950

468425 498536 468321 618903 479188 479607 618957

Urcal The Palms ...............................................................950 134333

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

Mojácar Pueblo

Vera

Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Café La La ...............................................................678 202039 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Elizabeth (See p.17)........……...……..606 061811 / 950 478014 Napoli (Italian) (See p.25)..........................................950 472976 Pulcinella (Italian) ....................................................950 478401

Vera Playa

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

b2 & Bar Baria ...........................................................950 397733 Chili 2 ....................................................................950 467853 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 En Fu ……............................................................…950 467839 Palomares Oasis Bar & Restaurant ……............................……950 467412 Gnomo Feliz II .........................................................950 132350 La Buena Mesa ……………................950 467222 / 610 356387 Partaloa La Pampa (Argentinean Grill) ……….950 397702 / 671 653116 Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….671 608498 Lua (Italian) ...............................................................950 478202 Pulpí The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 El Saloon .....................................................................665 731798 Villaricos

Pueblo Laguna

El Mar La Mar (See p.3)...........................................950 467030 Dalí ............................................................................950 132345 La Esperanza ............................................................950 467211 Don Tadeo ..................................................................670 860386 San Juan de Los Terreros Casa de La Vega (formerly Montesol) .......................950 466399

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SCHOOLS See also Tuition

RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS

ELC Education & Language Centre …………..........…670 575249 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …....950 459060 / 649 482677 Indalingo (Palomares) …..................…....................678 679232

SCOOTER HIRE

Carib Scoots (Mojácar) (See front cover)..639 734297 / 950 450092 Mean Machine (Mojácar) …......................................….950 475419

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

Inside Out In Europe S.L. ……….......................….950 449622 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …….950 459060 / 649 482677

ROOFING

P.Morgan ..............................................950 132793 / 687 814358

RUGS

Albox Rugs (Albox) ...........................637 756646 / 950 633149 Florin Carpets .................................................……678 048808

RURAL TOURISM

2 Poplars (Velez Blanco) ……...............................….670 243856

SATELLITE TV

ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 591895 / 685 742 840 Cuevasat ...............................................950 523740 / 628 153340 dmatch digital services SL (See p.5) 950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa-digital (See next page)...........950 133233 / 678 332815 J & A Multi-Services ................................................667 292227 J.W. Air-Sat S.L. ......................................................610 806857 Skystars (Albox) ......... .......................687 042335 / 667 366797 Solo Sat .................... ........................699 909737 / 647 247494 Tel Air ............................................... 950 393116 / 647 587855

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Screenmasters ……................………..680 777789 / 677 152911 Angla (Mojácar Playa) .........................667 285004 / 646 334275 The Patio People ………….......................................610 345011 De Lima S.L. (Mojácar Playa)................600 344565 / 647 006183 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 351324 Next 2 New (Los Gallardos) ....................................697 462746 Second Time Around (Albox) .......................................950 431871 SCUBA DIVING Treasure Trove (Turre) .........................950 618812 / 637 546710 Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968 493215 SECURITY & SAFES Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 049229 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669 040963 Cheap CCTV Direct ...................................................608 008099 Scubajive (Mojácar) ................……….950 473136 / 606 182696 Safes & Security (Lee)...............................................666 949213

SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

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

SEWING

ABC Sewing / Alterations ……............................…..627 Alice .......................................................................666 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 Diane Sewing Services ……….......................……….677 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606

046467 617037 056788 853607 945502

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 Sue (Bédar) ……....................................................600

503875 273335 997998 479278 319907 811169

Sub & Sub Multiaventura (Mojácar) …950 478908 / 637 828196 VivaRiva Sports S.L. (Villaricos) .............................950 467572

SECOND HAND

SHOPPING CENTRES

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

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle)

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

620799 953722 162709 521397

Sign Studio …………...........................667 376644 / 627 378147

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SKIN TREATMENTS

Francesca Herman (See p.25)....….......................….687 480694

SKIP HIRE

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

SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy

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

Canton & Prieto (Garrucha) …………..647 049550 / 950 460731 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 617017 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 SOLICITORS Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 SPAS AVSA Lawyers (Puerto Rey) 950 617359....(Aguilas) 968 446576 Boys Toys España (Arboleas Industrial Estate) .........630 504085 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 473046 SolyAgua ....................................................................638 574145 Ecosol ......................................................................608 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ...........................609 888549 / 950 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 Teletek .................................................950 459007 / 647

454559 468230 139568 587855

Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .........................................950 472845 TeleTek (See p.29) (Antas).................950 459007 / 647 587855 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING

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

SURVEYORS

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

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

SPORTS THERAPIST

Ray Daniels ……...................……….........................617 741564

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STAINED GLASS

WiFi Internet .............................................................950 615156

TAKEAWAYS See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish & Chips & Pizzerias

1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…659 741875 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 Andalucian Tiling & Plastering Specialists .950 619124 / 661 129028 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Emerald Construction (Tiling) ……............................649 212707 Garden Works ……...........................950 132550 / 677 731600 GPG - Tiling & Plastering ...................666 161079 / 950 459402 J & F Paving …………...............................................677 011079 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 P. Morgan ............................................950 132793 / 687 814358 R.D.M. (See p.11)...............................687 056369 / 660 096152 Robin Marston .........................................................678 180807 Steve Holman .....................................950 456452 / 679 663343 Vida Desierto (See p.2)...................…950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298

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

Allbites (La Alfoquía) ..................................................666 032776 Bombay Indian (Mojácar) ….................................…..950 472633 Chili (Turre) ........................................................…..950 468425 Chili 2 (Vera Playa) .................................................950 467853 Clare's Café & Bakery (Huércal Overa) …...............…..618 864507 Cornish Pride (Albox) ….....................................………634 920434 Cornish Pride (Vera) ……........................................….619 502647 Doner Kebab (Garrucha) ...........................................610 303238

TILING & PATIO WORK

TOYSHOPS

Jack in Albox ……………...…...........…607 598457 / 652 580695

TRANSLATING see Interpreters TRAVEL

Eatz Diner (Mojácar Playa) ……..............................677 865050 Golden Amritsar Indian (Las Buganvillas) 950 132898 / 697 811365 India Tandoori (Mojácar Playa) ………950 472649 / 637 465493 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ...............................………..950 618903 Subway (Mojácar) …......................................………950 478129 Taj (Turre) ...............................................................950 479607 Tasty Takeaways (Puerto Rey) ….....................…….690 139401

Ananda (Turre) (See p.13)..................950 479533 / 639 715120 Alanda Tours (Mojácar) ………............................…..950 615436 Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) …………................950 469061 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Ferri Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 472333 Mojácar Tours (Mojácar Playa) ..........................…..950 475757 Oaktree Golf Tours S.L. ……………….618 133439 / 677 865050 Thomas Cook Holidays (Roquetas) (See front cover).950 334196 Turre World Tours …….........................................…..950 479369 Viajes Solar (Mojácar) ...............................................950 478700 Viajes Yedra Tours (Aguilas) ...................................968 412498 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................968 410197 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950 121021

TUITION See also Schools

The Pasty Shack (Turre) …………..............................627 564741 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193

TATTOO ARTISTS

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

TAXIS (Legal)

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Euphony Mojacar ............................................................677 146592 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Servcom (Turre) ........................................................902 023268 Telitec Connections S.L. ..............……902 889070 / 636 574793

California Fitness, Turre (Spanish)............................950 618882 Charlotte Woolley (English) ............950 478678 / 617 827389 Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ............678 490639 ELC Education & Language Centre .........................670 575249 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Jack in Albox (English & Spanish)......652 580695 / 607 598457 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 Robin Wright (Classical Guitar) ..........950 472962 / 627 586037 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................…….667 846132 Sarah Rigby ……………............................................637 049454 Swimming / Aqua Aerobics (Marianne) ..................637 435864 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Trumpet & Jazz Keyboard ........................................677 677512

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TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181

UPHOLSTERY

Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149 Cortinas con Estilo (Upholstery fabrics) 950 069032 / 678 811125 Sue (Bédar) ………..................................................600 811169 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) ........................950 069385

VAN HIRE (& man)

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

VEHICLE IMPORTATION

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

Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ..........................................950 120198 Fernando .................................................................. 677 549247

VEHICLE REPAIRS

Albox Service Centre S.L. …................950 120620 / 662 Almería Engine Services .....................950 137850 / 687 Arboleas Car Centre S.L. .......................................950 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950

093051 075262 120198 324634 478335 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400 Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447565 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ..................690 756196 / 950 475155

DB Auto Paramedics ………..................950 369116 / 678 487689 Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 824974 Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678 955607

VEHICLE SALES

Albox Service Centre S.L. …………...................…..950 431600

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Almería Engine Services (4x4) ..........950 137850 / 687 Auto Corner (Los Gallardos) ……........……...........…950 Automobiles Bajuma S.L. (Antas) ............................662 Coastal Cars (Antas) ........................950 459136 / 692 Kia Motors (Vera) Stuart Campbell ….................…..667 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ...............(Workshop) 950 Nissan (Albox) ………................................................950 Taller DAYDO (Antas) …............……950 459116 / 607 Talleres Azor ............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950

075262 069198 167758 243870 549649 478335 430856 373298 391400

WEIGHT LOSS

Image (Helen) ..........................950 432902 / 665178326 Sue (Weight Watchers Albox & Huércal Overa) .....…610 326534

WINDOWS

Andalucian Glass C.B. .............................................950 064829 Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680 743311 Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ….....…950 473104 / 669 143036

VETS

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

Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Speedyfit (See p.4)................................950 439228 / 600 006032 Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ...950 475213 Emergencies: 659 957942 WINDOW CLEANING 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 092632 Portilla Window Cleaning ...................950 591900 / 605 162709 Mick ...........................................................................627 205331 Vaughn Wood (Almanzora Valley) ..............................635 675681

WINDOW TINTING

Pro Sun Solutions .....................................................679 695999

Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) ......950472262 Emergencies: 629099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876

WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS

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

WEB DESIGN

Divine Logix ...........................................................617 401332 Elliot Denmark ..........................................................600 790123 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 460814 Image Suite ………...................................................666 291984 Janga Group .............................................................664 175404 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 Red Y Web .................................................................661 463834 SpeedyPrint & Web Services ......................................665 426968

WINDSCREENS

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

WINES

Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) .............…950 478786 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 411538 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092 Tentaciónes (Mojácar Zoco Centre) .........................687 403185 Toflo Gourmet (Mojácar Parque Comercial) (See p.6)..650 839598

WOODBURNING STOVES

WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING

Ananda (Turre) (See p.13)..................950 479533 / 639 715120 Chimeneas Serpa (Albox) ……...........................…..950 431806 Beach Bar Weddings ..........................666 291984 / 607 444034 ZOO & PARK Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236

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Useful Telephone Numbers Emergencies

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

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

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

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

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What’s On Live Music

The Rusty Nail, Mojácar Playa. Miraflores Restaurant, Los Robin, Saturday Evenings, Tel: 950 Gallardos Complex - Live music on Saturday evenings & Dinner dance. El Naranjo Bar, Los Gallardos, has 472786 Tel: 679 970399 or 650 418954 live music every Sunday evening. Tel Tito's Beach Bar, Mojácar Playa. 950 398799 Live music every Sunday afternoon The Blue Parrot Vera Playa, Stan Mesa Restaurant & Bar, Mojácar from 5pm with Clive Sarstedt and Roberts Jazz Band, Saturdays, 8pm Playa, has chill-out music every friends with 70s and 80s favourites. Tel. 950 467 682 Saturday evening. Tel 950 472948 Tel 950 615 030 Ancla Bar Mojácar Playa has live The Irish Rover, Mojácar Playa, has Bar La Union / Taberna Pacifica, music every week. See boards or tel live music every night. See La Alfoquía, various artists, see 671 961467 blackboards for details or tel 950 blackboard. Tel: 950 634533 Bar Med, Mojácar Playa (on the 473135 Jazz Life, Mojácar Pueblo, has live paseo below Restaurante Med.) has Hotel Tikar, Richard Hill, solo guitar, music. For info tel 950 475781 / live music Saturdays and some 607 384295 Fridays from 10pm, including Ed on Thursdays from 8 pm. Stacey, Brendan O'Dee, Mel Jay, J.C., Bar El Pinar Sunday lunchtimes, Bar La Montaña, El Campico and Baz. See boards for details. Tel: Driftwood. Tel 950 469036 (Bedar-El Marchal road) has live 677 113995 music Sunday lunchtimes and Fridays. Tel: 617 577615

Exhibitions

Concerts

The 2009 'Itinerarte' travelling exhibitions of Photography, Sculpture, Painting and Recycled Art visit Arboleas, Fiñana, Huércal Overa, Santa Fe de Mondújar and Turre. The Photography tour is at Huércal-Overa until September 13th and at Santa Fe de Monújar from October 1st. Sculpture is at Fiñana until September 13th and at Huércal-Overa from September 30th. Paintings are at Arboleas until September 13th and at Fiñana from September 24th. Recycled Art is at Turre until September 13th and at Arboleas from September 23rd. The tours are sponsored by the Junta de Andalucía and rotate until January 2010. Each exhibition is for 1 month. Henrica Kramers has an exhibition of paintings and sculptures from September 4th-30th at the Exhibition room in the Museum of Cuevas Castle. Open 10-1pm Tuesday to Sunday and from September 15th, 5pm-8pm as well. Almería City has a Contemporary Art Exhibition featuring work by Juan Ruiz Miralles, Eduardo Cruz, Jerónimo Muñoz, Rubén Ramos, Emilio Martínez, Manuel Fernández Castilla, José Villanueva and Juan Chacón until September 25th. The exhibition is at the City Museum near the Cathedral.

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The Cult perform in Madrid Sept. 26th and Valencia September 27th, tickets 36 euros from www.ticktackticket.es. Leonard Cohen is on tour in Spain. September 12th Madrid, 13th Atarfe (Granada), 15th Zaragoza, 17th Bilbao, 18th Valencia and 21st Barcelona. Tickets from www.ticktackticket.com Peter Goodman has been invited by Vera Town Hall to hold his 88th Birthday Concert on Saturday, October 31st at 8.30pm at the Victoria Convent. The Tomas Luis de Victoria Choir from Cuevas and Pianist Pedro Valero will share the event. Admission is free.

Vera Bullfights As part of the 2009 San Cleofás Fiestas there will be 2 bullfights on September 25th & 27th. Fermín Bohórquez, Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza and Diego Ventura appear on the 25th. Manuel Jesús (El Cid), José María Manzaneres and Cayetano appear on the 27th, both events starting at 5.30pm. The 2008 event had to be cancelled owing to rain.


What’s On Miscellaneous Mojácar Wednesday Market has moved to the main square and surrounding streets due to work being carried out at the normal site. Forum Golf events include Individual Stableford at Marina Golf September 11th and last qualifier f o r O c to b e r " R y d e r C u p " . September 18th Stableford ( & UK v. Spain qualifier) at Aguilon. September 25th Pairs Betterball Stableford at Hacienda del Alamo. October 8th Forum GS Championship Round 1 at Marina Golf. For info contact Philip Elam on 666 847840 or philjelam@yahoo.co.uk or see www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Fancy a free meal for two? Enter the monthly APSA draw for a meal donated by Syedpur Indian Restaurant in Albox. Tickets available at the APSA shop, Rumores Bar or volunteers. Ring Val on 670 797249 for nearest collector. The draw, last Monday of the month, raises much-needed funds for the animal charity.

Ananda Travel & Tours, Turre 25th Sept - 3 day trip to Granada October (First fortnight) - Cirque Du Soleil in Almería October - Cookery Course - Learn To Cook Paella and Tapas 21st Oct - 5 day trip to La Rioja Visiting Wineries & Wine Tasting Sat, 14th Nov - Mamma Mia! In Roquetas de Mar November - Trip To Gibraltar December - Trip To Visit The German Christmas Markets. For info and bookings with Ananda, tel 950 479533 "Silver Route", 3 day trip to Extremadura , September 14th16th. Price includes 3 days halfboard in Hotel and trip to Mediaeval Festival at Caceras for 280 euros. Contact Carlos: 950 526761 / 610 681068. The Almanzora Valley Forum is a new information and chat forum at www.almanzoraforum.com. All advertising proceeds go to selected charities and at present there are 10 sections, with more p l a n n e d . S e e we b s i te f o r information, rules and aims.

Theatre 'Mamma Mia!' The stage show comes to Roquetas Auditorium, from Nov 12th-15th, as part of the Spanish Tour. It has run in Madrid for 30 months and been seen by more then 1 million fans. Online tickets 35-55 euros see www.teatroauditorio roquetas.org

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PAWS/PATAS Want a dress rail, shelving and a till for the Mojácar Playa shop. Contact Julie: 627 819512 Anyone inter ested in forming a dog walking group in Mojácar or surroundings? Contact Linzy on 671 428111 Club Taurino Mojácar. Dinner to celebrate the 204th Commemoration of Europe's most famous Naval Battle, Wednesday October 21st at Restaurant Osteria, Mojácar, 7.30 for 8pm. 4 course menu (choice) including wine, beer, port and coffee, 35 euros. "Posh" frocks and suits. Christmas Shopping In Seville - 24th to 26th November 2009. 3 days, 2 nights in a city centre hotel. 149 euros bed, breakfast and coach travel. Single supplement only 25 euros. For all details contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 or see www.club-taurino-mojacar.com Dancing in the Air workshop, September 7th-11th at Pitres (Granada) in the Alpujarras. For info see www.baileenelaire.com

Los Companeros del Teatro perform "A Night of Comedy" at the Lentisco Restaurant in Taberno on Friday & Saturday, September 11th & 12th. There are 3 one act plays; "Heaven's Above, Whose Wedding is it Anyway?" and "Shop for Charity". Tickets 5 euros from Rapid Pools and Girasol, Albox and Sabor Deli, La Alfoqúia or tel: 950 958146 or E-mail theatre01@hotmail.co.uk


What’s On The APSA charity shop in Albox has a Teddy Bears’ Picnic event planned for September. Can you help by donating teddies or knitting one? Copies of an easy pattern, 50c each, are available at the shop in Calle Ancha just up from the Santander bank across the bridge in Albox. Donations of wool are welcome too! Any unsold teddies will be donated to the Vera orphanage. APSA has a new wheelchair for hire at rates of 5 euros a day, 25 euros week or 40 euros for 2 weeks. We are grateful to the family who made this generous donation. Puppy Rescue & APSA Brian Lee (Ex Lead Starlight Express Singer) is performing live on Thurs. October 22nd from 7.30pm at La Parrilla, Albox. The Performance & Dance is to raise money for abandoned dogs and puppies. Tickets 10 euros (including tapas) from Essentials, Arboleas, APSA & Puppy Rescue Charity shops, Tuesday Market, Saturday Rastro or 950 591893

Animal Rescue Groups PAWS - PATAS Animal welfare. Shop in arcade by Santander bank, Mojácar Playa. Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat, 10.30-1.30pm. For info or help contact: 678 490 235 See www.paws-patas.org Sanchez - has obviously lived in a home before he was abandoned and, at first, found it hard to settle into life at the Centre. He is an extrovert, extremely friendly and just loves everyone - both people and other dogs. He is big and bouncy so would need a strong handler. Will make a wonderful addition to any family. APSA - Animal Protection Society Albox Mon-Sat, 10-2pm C/Ancha (Nr Banco Santander). Donations, unwanted items and homes needed for animals. Tel: 663 762 642 www.alboxdogrescue.com APSA has many lovely dogs of all sizes and ages just waiting for good homes. If you can help please ring 663 762 642 All dogs fostered or adopted from APSA will have their vaccination and neutering costs paid and are eligible for reduced rates for holiday kenneling. Ollie is a Podenco cross male - short hair and medium in size. He is a little nervous but is a happy chappie who loves to run and play. Likes to be the leader. Puppy Rescue – Albox Donations, fosterers, unwanted items, homes needed for puppies. Tel: 667 623 254 or 950 431 435. www.puppy rescueinspain.com Mar ty been with us for over a year. He is 18 months old and weighs 10 kg. He would be a good family pet.

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What’s On Regular Events See also Activities, Clubs, Associations Mondays: Quiz Night, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar Playa. 9pm Bingo and Quiz, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 8.30pm Bingo, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8.30pm Quiz Night, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos Bingo, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm

Tuesdays:

Bingo, Quiz & Karaoke, Millionaire’s Bar, Vera Playa, 8.30 Fun Quiz & Bingo, 9pm, Bar Stop,Turre Quiz with prizes, 8pm, Mariela's, Mojácar Playa Sing along with Martin, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas Quiz, Mi Cortijo, San Juan de los Terreros.

Fridays: Bingo, Miraflores Rest. Los Gallardos, 8pm Sunshine Disco with Karaoke, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa Star Disco with DJ Paula, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas Quiz, Bar El Pinar Live Entertainment, Talk of The Town, Mojácar Playa Karaoke, Irish Rover, Mojácar Playa Star Karaoke, Steve Fisher, 9 pm, La Marmita, Arboleas Quiz & Fish & Chips, Kimrick, Mojácar Playa Live Enter tainment, Reflections, Mojácar Playa

Quiz, Talk of the Town, Mojácar Playa, 9pm Fun Poker from 9.30pm, Kimrick, Mojácar Playa Bridge. Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 2.30pm Poker from 8.30pm, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas Quiz, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8pm Darts, La Marmita, Arboleas Saturdays: Fun Quiz, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Karaoke & Fun Night, Piano Bar, Turre (alternate weeks) Bingo & Play Your Cards Right, 3pm, Ancla Bar, Mojácar Playa. Race night, Piano Bar, Turre,9.30pm (1st Sat of month) Disco Party Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Wednesdays: Darts, Dominoes & Pool, Miraflores, Los Gallardos, 8pm Live Entertainment, Talk of The Town, Mojácar Playa Poker night, 8.30pm. Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas Fun Bingo & Games, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar, 4pm Karaoke, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Live music, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa Quiz, Café LaLa, Mojácar Pueblo, 3.30pm Bingo. Los Amigos Quiz, 9pm, Los Amigos. Bookings advisable Poker Nite, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Live Enter tainment, Reflections, Mojácar Playa Poker Nite , Piano Bar Turre Live Enter tainment, Reflections, Mojácar Playa Sundays: Sing-along with Martin, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas Thursdays: Quiz with prizes, 9pm, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa Bingo, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 8pm Singles Disco Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Quiz, Bingo & Cards, Jansa Bistro, Villaricos, 4.30pm Quiz Night, 8 pm: Bar Oasis, Palomares Fun Quiz & Bingo, Bar Stop Turre, 8.30 pm Disco Nite, Talk of The Town, Mojácar Playa, 8.30pm Live Music from 2.30pm, Harley Dee's Bar, Carboneras Clubbing Session, from 11pm, Zen Lounge Café, Mojácar Playa Quiz Night, La Marmita, Arboleas. 8pm

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

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

Saturday: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road. Mariela’s Bar, Mojácar Playa (Not in August) Sopalmo, 10am - 4pm 2nd Saturday of the month: Los Gallardos Campsite 1st Sat. of the month, 6pm, Bar La Montaña Farmers' Market Sunday: Artisan Centre, Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate

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Some Places to Visit Almería Castle and Olive Oil Museum (Museo del Aceite) Tues to Sat 11.00, Tues to Fri 18.30. Tour of 2 hours. For bookings tel. 950 620002. Menu del día available at Museum. Meeting point prior to tour, Calle Real 15, Almería. Parque de las Sciencias, Granada (Science Park). Planetarium, observatory, tropical butterfly house, exhibitions and much more with many interactive displays. Open 10am to 7pm, Tues to sat & 10am to 3pm on Sunday. Contact 958 131 9 0 0 o r s e e w w w. p a r q u e c i e n c i a s . c o m Civil War Refuge Galleries. In Almería City, a unique 900m long refurbished gallery, part of the 4.5 km underground refuges built during the civil war, designed to accommodate 40,000 people. The entrance is in Calle Manuel Pérez, Paseo del Almería, where videos explain the history. The tunnels feature three "display" areas including a Parque Natural, Cabo de Gata (Natural Park). 1940's operating theatre and medical centre. For A mountainous coastal area of natural beauty b o o k i n g s c a l l 9 5 0 2 8 0 2 07 o r s e e with small, white villages and virgin beaches. www.refugiosdealmeria.com . Information on routes and tours of different types from 950 380 299 or www.cabodegatanijar.com Cuevas de Sorbas (Sorbas Caves) Guided tours through caves of gypsum, a shiny, crystalline rock. Three routes for different abilities and a Visitors Centre. To reserve contact 950 364 704 or see www.cuevasdesorbas.com. Aquarium, Roquetas de Mar. Oceanarium, ponds, cycle of water, cafeteria and guided tours. Avda. Reino de España, 950 090203 or see www.aquariumroquetas.com Tabernas Solar Power Centre (Km 4.5 Carretera de Senes). Open for visits Mon-Fri 8.30 - 16.30 For reservations tel. 950 387990 or 670 866122 or email visitas@psa.es. Entry including tour (one and a half to two hours), shop and café, 4 euros.

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

The RBL Mojácar Branch meets at The Artisan Centre (bottom of the Pueblo) every 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month commencing at 11.00 for registration for 11.30 am all are welcome and you do not have to have served in any of the armed forces to join. Contact Rita Sneddon for details on 950 47 30 25

Almanzora Group of Friends 3, C/ Barcelona, Albox (near Mercadona). Information Centre and Library open Tues, Thurs & Sat, 10am – 2pm. Extensive lending library, DVDs and Talking Books for hire. Large selection of books for sale. Nearly New Clothes exchange. Local tourist info. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month (Bar Rosaleda). Day trips, mini holidays, Royal British Legion - Albox social evenings. Tel. Diane Bolam on 686 Meet every third Thurs. of the month at 009 788 www.almanzoragof.org El Rincon, Albox (opp. the BP garage) at 11 am. We have talks, monthly quiz, Almería Link Friendship Group regular social events and trips. Contact Wednesday, 8.30pm at Vera Hotel. All Peter Green on 950 064 811. welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 Baza Royal British Legion. or Heather 667 243561 4th Tues. of month, 11am, Hotel Robemar. Are you Alone in Spain? Contact: Lin: 958 065204 or Ken: 697 We are a 55+ group of friends. Come for 605320 Lunch, activities and problem solving regarding your life in Spain. Contact Jean: Motorcycle Club: Harley & Big Bikes Los Gallardos. Tel. Brian: 950 469540 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 w w w. c l u b - t a u r i n o - m o j a c a r. c o m The Guy Club Based in SE Spain to facilitate communication, monthly meetings & social events amongst like-minded gay guys. Email spaingays@gmail.com Free Masons Contact: 950 36 90 33 Betty's Garden Club 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at Camping Los Gallardos. Telt: 950 398 021 Funky Monkeys Bilingual Play Group On the paseo. 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 Last Monday of month, 11am, Multiple use centre. Chairman - 950 398 162, Secretary - 950 475 418, President - 950 478 633

Ante Natal Classes Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201. Community Library Artisan Centre Mojácar. Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or tel: 950 397 601 or 652 419 639 Cantoria Residents Association Meeting point above Pensioners’ bar opp. Ole supermarket. Advisory clinics, Thurs, 11am to midday. Meetings on 2nd Mon of month at 8pm in the theatre. Library open Wed & Thurs, 11am-midday. Tel. 662 413075 www.residentsinspain.com Whist Club Camping Los Gallardos. Wed, Bell rings 8pm. Call Jim on 662 510 543. Mojácar Bridge Club Puntazo Hotel, Mojácar Playa, Wed 7pm. Contact Les: 950 163524 or 617 956950

Classic Automobile Club More information from www.a-c-c.es, The Write Thing Harry 629 529 656, Hans 968 429 256, Los Gallardos, Tuesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel e m a i l : a c c l eva n te @ h o t m a i l . c o m Kate: 950 469540 Indalo Players Theatre Group Weight Watchers Wed, 10.30am La Parrilla, Albox. Tues Email ferahmehmet@msn.com or call 950 10.30 at Club de Tenis, Huércal Overa 069 109 Contact Sue 610 326 534 Independent Theatre Group Almanzora Valley. No experience needed. Al-Arbuli Slot Car Club Arboleas. Thurs, 7pm & Sat, 1pm. See Tel Larraine on 617 029645 www.slotracer.org Contact Jay Lockett The Luvvies Theatre Group Bar Rumores, Albox. Wed, 2.30pm for 676 354 759 3pm. All welcome for acting or behind Model Car Racing Permanent circuit and club at Antas. the scenes. www.theluvvies.com info@theluvvies.com Tel: 697 384 513 Contact Jeff: 950 469304 The Divine Life Society Model Aero Flying Club Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Non-sectarian, meditation & spiritual group. 2nd & 3rd Friday of the month at Hayes: 950 478 899 The Yoga Centre in Vera, nr the bullring. Albox Computer Club Contact Sharon: 950 469 122 Bar Rumores, Albox. Fri, 3pm. All levels o f ex p e r i e n c e a r e w e l c o m e d . AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No. www.alboxcc.com davidz@avired.com Association campaigning for the or call David on 950 064 311 legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Mojácar Indalo Hash House Harriers Valley built without proper authority. Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various Meeings on 3rd Sat. of month, 11am, La locations. Call 686 408834 or 666 027742 Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 or emal skad7@hotmail.com www.almanzora-au.org Mojácar Angling Club The 2/4 Jazz Workshop Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099 To improve skills. All interested musicians welcome. 2nd & 4th Sat. 4.30-7pm, The Psychic Development Circle Mondays, 6.30 - 8pm. Everyone welcome. Blue Parrot, before Vera Playa Club Hotel. Tel Stan Rober ts 635 589 909 Tel: Barbara 637 469 937

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Religious Groups & Churches Anglican Chaplaincy. Church of England. Priest: Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432. Mojacar: Eucharist every Sunday at 11:00 in the church of St. Pascual, Agua de Enmedio, 4kms past Hotel Indalo towards Carboneras. Albox: Eucharist last Thurs in month, 11:00 in the Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday in month at 18:00 (16:00 in winter) Church Wardens, Alan Smith 950 478 066, John Salmons 950 472 112, www.mojacarchurch.org Oasis Christian Fellowship Non-denominational services, 11.30am, Sundays. The Conference Room, above Gatsby’s Shop, Hotel Puntazo, Mojacar Playa. Contact 950 168 349 or 950 477 063 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. Calle Ramon y Cajal (Opp.Superturre). Sunday 11am. Parents & Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. during school terms.. Midweek prayer meeting & Alpha course. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 472349. www.turrechurch.com Church Services Opposite garden centre, Garrucha/Vera roundabout. English service Sundays 11am Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Tues 7.30pm & Sun. 10.15am. C/Oliva,15 Vera (opposite Lidl). Contact: 677 857 920 Antas Church Services held in Jauro. Tel: 950 092 091. Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship Sundays, 11.00 am, Camino Cementerio 218, Esparragal, Puerto Lumbreras Tel: 968 436 458 or 619 453 283 We are available for other services such as Wedding Blessings, Funerals and Memorials Full Gospel Church International Committed to a purpose driven life Sunday, 11.00am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas Del Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 015 Aguaviva Evangelical Church Christian Centre near Albox Health Centre. A vibrant charistmatic protestant church. Legally registered with Ministry of Justice. Meetings 11am Sundays. Telephone pastor 950 064 402 or view www.alboxevangelicalcentre.es

Support Groups

MACS Cancer Support Group A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous English & Spanish speaking. Contact Mojácar area. Meetings Tues. & Fri., Elaine on 607 598470 in strict 6pm. Contact: 620 165 005 c o n f i d e n c e . E-mail elaine@avired.com Al-Anon Family Group We offer support to families and www.macscancersupport.com friends of problem drinkers. Tel: Alzheimer Support Group 677 396 360 Gives advice to Spanish or Englishspeaking families & sufferers. Holistic Support Group Cellulite, weight, natural health, self- Contact Julia Martos: 676 200733 confidence etc. Suppor t & Parkinson's Disease Support motivation group to help you to Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria achieve your goals. Tel: 686 929 de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 855, earthenergies@gmail.com 137109 / 677 688037

Dance

Belly Dancing Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, Line Dancing Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal-Overa Bar Rosaleda (Arboleas-Albox Road), & Carboneras. Contact Fatima: 610 Thurs. 7pm. Margaret: 940 436 521 472 596 Piano Bar, Turre. Mon & Fri. 7-8pm, Harmony Gym. Mojácar Playa. Tel: beginners & 8-10pm, all comers. Tel: 950 475 403 610 005375 or 645 173092 Flamenco Dancing Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, 8pm, Fri, 6 – 7.30 pm, adults. Sat, 10 – all levels. Contact: 627 713238 11am, children. California Fitness, Turre. Tel: 950 618 882 Pamela’s Line Dance Club For Absolute Beginners / Beginners Ceroc Dancing / Improvers /Intermediates. Mon, The Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Tues Latinos, La Alfoquía, 7.45pm - 8.15pm-10.30pm. Contact Tracey: 10.30pm. Tues, Rumores, Albox, 687 251799 7.45pm -10.30pm. Thurs, Miraflores Ballroom, Camping Los Gallardos, 7pm-10.30pm. 3 euros fee. All venues air-conditioned. Bookstall for MACS. Tel: 950 398 076

Tea Dances Afternoon tea dance for all sequence dance lovers at Rumores Cafe/Bar, Albox, Thurs, 2.30-5. Tel: 659 426499.

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

Ballroom dancing The Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) Mon & Fri, 8-11pm with Ann. Tel: 950 475198

Dance Classes Harmony Gym, Mojácar Playa. Ballet, Dance Express, Jazz & Latin. Contact 950 475 403.

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

Ballroom & Latin American Beginners. Arboleas: Bar Rosaleda (opp. Bar Internacional). Mon, 7:30 -10pm. Albox: Asador El Rincon (opp. Tap Dancing Club BP Garage) Tues, 7:30 - 10. Mojácar La Mata. Thurs 5.15pm. Contact Playa: Kimrick, Thurs, 7:30 - 10pm. Julie Bruce: 697 861071 Improvers: Albox: Asador El Rincon Salsa Classes (opp. BP Garage) Tues, 3 - 5:30pm. At Jack in Albox. Tel: 652 580 695 Monthly Dances at Asador El Rincon, Albox. Call Steve on 637 54659 Julie Bruce Dance Academy Classes at La Mata Centre. Tel. Julie: 697 861071 or 950 462 215

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Fitness & Martial Arts

Sports Almería Lawn Bowling Club Contact Shirley: 679 970 399 Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Contact Tony: 950 615 049 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 Marina Golf Members Club Contact 627 353 281. Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

Tennis Club, La Mata Mon & Fri, 4-6pm. Not beginners. Contact Jennifer: 607 726 692 Tennis & Paddle Tennis Sierra Club, Desert Springs. Tel: 687599115 Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691 www.padelencasa.com Mojacar Cricket Club Welcomes new players/members. Contact: Phil 696 932 763 or Sam 950 475 139 Marina Playa Kids Football Club Sundays, 10.15am, 9-12 yr olds. Contact Dave: 670 035 632 Tag Rugby for Children For boys & girls aged 6 to 9yrs. Mojácar. Call Martyn on 607 705 119 Pot Black Billiards and Snooker Club. Antas. Tel: 950 459135 Albox Sub-Aqua Club Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road).

Santa Irene, Sailing Club Playa del Cantal (opposite Mr UK) Valle del Este Golf Society. We play Tuesday and Friday (9:30). We Mojácar Playa every weekend. Contact are a serious, fun loving, golfing society. John: 950 475 157 or e-mail We welcome all resident and local j o h n @ s a i l r w a y. c o m o r s e e golfers to join us. Contact Sec. Alan www.sailrway-mojacar.com Townsend Tel. 690 090982 Horse Riding Contact Bar La Montaña, El Campico Cycle Club Albojense Sat & Sun, 9 pm at Hotel Parrilla Albox. Tel: 950 469 403 or 617 577 615 Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Contact Sue: 950 064 369

Horse Riding Finca El Campico, Bedar. Tel: 950 528 521

Arts & Crafts Las Huertas Studio, Mojacar .Drawing and Painting – Tues, Pottery – Wed & Thurs, Mosaic Making – Mon. All levels and abilities. Anna 637 091 934 / 950 472 962.

Ladies Pottery Painting Parties Albox - every 2nd Thursday, 6 - 9pm. Wine, nibbles, pottery, paints & raffle included 10 euros SimplyArt 662 443 095

Spinning Wed. 9.30-10.30am California Fitness, Turre. Tel: 950 618 882

Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 950 472 967

Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130627 jparson@teleline.es

Sewing Circle Wed. 10.30am, Turre church hall. Tel: 950 168 007

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California Fitness, Turre Pilates, Tues / Thurs 2.30 – 3.30 . Judo & Kick boxing, for adults and children. Stretch & Tone, Tues & Thurs, 10.30 11.30. Circuit, Mon/Wed/Fri 8-9 /9.3010.30. Gentle Exercise for over 65’s. For full details tel: 950 618 882 Harmony Gym, Mojácar Various activites. Tel: 950 475 403 Girasol, Albox Keep Fit. Structural Fitness. Karate for aults & children. Children’s Gymnastics. Belly Dancing. For details call 639 089 170 Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Steps 4 Beginners. Combi Step & Tone. Martial Arts 4 Kids, Kung Fu, Aerobic Boxing for Kids & Adults. Call for details. 950 449 451 Pilates, Tone+Stretch, Beginners Keep Fit with Alison. Tel 637 465 487 Body Control Pilates. Classes or private lessons. Contact Sharon 638 487 314 Aquaerobics Vera Beach Club indoor pool. Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am, call 637 465 487 Martial Arts Academy Antas - Contact: 950 453 681 Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Antas Call John Watson on 950 453 681 Tae Kwon-Do Club Mojácar - Harmony Gym, Mon /Wed/Sat. Contact: 670 381 839 or 950 475 403

Yoga Lotus Yoga Centre Mojácar. Mon, 10am & 2.30pm. Yoga Centre Vera, Wed, 10am. Harmony Gym Mojácar, Wed, 2.30pm. All levels. Contact Sharon on 950 469 122 or omsharon50 @hotmail.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 Wellness Centre, Arboleas. Tel: 950 449 451 Girasol, Albox. Call 639 089 170 Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres. Mondays, 5:30pm. Tel:Brahmani on 600 34 91 51


Your Stars Don't be shy to promote your own interests. Don't be shy to promote your own interests. Romance and social activity will be a promising combination. You can set your goals and make a beeline for your target. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

(Mar. 21- April 20)

You are best to do something energetic with friends instead. You can make a difference if you're willing to stand up and be counted. This is not the time to lend or borrow money or possessions. Try not to overreact to the loss. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Your own small business on the side could ease your financial stress. This is a great day to mingle with people you would like to impress. You can get into self awareness groups or look into physical enhancement programs. You'll find it easy to deal with government agencies or large institutions. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

(Apr. 21- May 21)

You should look into making some physical changes, such as new hair color or toning up your body. Those close to your heart may be difficult to reason with. Look into ways that you can make extra cash. Your love will not be willing to listen to your criticism. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Sudden changes regarding your domestic scene are probable. Lovers will be less than accommodating, and decisions regarding personal direction a necessity. Red tape could be impossible to clear up this month. Work quietly behind the scenes. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (May 22 - June 21)

(June 22 - July 22)

You can pick up information that will give you an edge. If everyone wants to do their own thing, let them. Organize your day well if you wish to accomplish all you set out to do. Your emotional stability may influence the changes taking place in your personal life. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

Any contributions you make to organizations will enhance your reputation and bring you offers. You have your own family to consider as well. Go after your professional goals. You can make extra cash by moonlighting. Take time to find out if anyone has a better suggestion before you make arrangements for the whole family. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

Take care of any paperwork concerning institutional or governmental agencies. Try to do your job and then leave. Jealous coworkers may try to sabotage your attempts to get ahead. You may want to take another look at the investment you are about to make. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

Try not to make waves. You've been in a rut and you need to do something that will help you break the pattern you've fallen into. Try to be honest when dealing with your mate. It's a great day to attend social functions. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

This month is not the time to try to coerce people by giving them ultimatums. Someone left a real mess for you to sift through. Your lack of attention may have been a factor. Take care of any paperwork concerning institutional or governmental agencies. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

Don't go hog wild when it comes to entertainment or you could find yourself short of funds at the end of the month. Your dynamic, determined approach will win favors as well as a helping hand. You will have no trouble getting things to fall into place. You will have to be careful not to let infatuations with colleagues get out of hand. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23) Saturday.

A little volleyball or other outdoor sports should be on your agenda. Join a choir or a drama club. You may be considering moving to larger quarters. Don't let the moods of those you live with get you down. Exercise programs will be effective. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month The Nuns and the Blind Man Two nuns are ordered to paint a room in the convent, and the last instruction of the Mother Superior is that they must not get even a drop of paint on their habits. After conferring about this for a while, the two nuns decide to lock the door of the room, strip off their habits, and paint in the nude. In the middle of the project, there comes a knock at the door. "Who is it?" calls one of the nuns. "The blind man," replies a voice from the other side of the door. The two nuns look at each other and shrug, and, deciding that no harm can come from letting a blind man into the room, they open the door. "Nice gazongas." says the man, "Where do you want these blinds?"

Mid-Life Crisis When I had been married for 25 years, I took a look at my wife one day and said, "Honey, 25 years ago we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 19 inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old blonde." "Now we have an ÂŁ800,000 home, a ÂŁ45,000 car, a nice bed and a plasma screen TV; but I'm sleeping with a 50 year old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things." My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year old blonde and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 19 inch black and white TV. Aren't older women great? They really know how to solve your mid-life crisis!

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Blonde at the Electrical Store A blonde went to the electrical appliance store sale and found a bargain. "I would like to buy this TV," she told the salesman. "Sorry, we don't sell to blondes," he replied. She hurried home and dyed her hair, then came back and again told the salesman, "I would like to buy this TV." "Sorry, we don't sell to blondes," he replied. "Darn, he recognized me," she thought. She went for a complete disguise this time; haircut and new color, new outfit, big sunglasses, then waited a few days before she again approached the salesman. "I would like to buy this TV." "Sorry, we don't sell to blondes," he replied. Frustrated, she exclaimed, "How do you know I'm a blonde?" "Because that's a microwave," he replied. The Faith Healer Two women were sitting in the doctor's waiting room comparing notes on their various disorders. "I want a baby more than anything in the world," said the first, "But I guess it is impossible." "I used to feel just the same way," said the second. "But then everything changed. That's why I'm here. I'm going to have a baby in three months." "You must tell me what you did." "I went to a faith healer." "But I've tried that. My husband and I went to one for nearly a year and it didn't help a bit." The other woman smiled and whispered, "Try going alone, next time, dearie."


...and next... Hunters Must Keep Quiet Joe takes his friend Steve hunting for the first time and reminds him to be still and keep quiet. An hour into the woods, Joe hears Steve screaming behind him. "I thought I told you to be quiet!" says Joe. "Hey, I kept quiet when the the snake bit me," says Steve, "and I was quiet when the fox attacked me. But when the two chipmunks crawled up my pant leg just now, I heard one ask the other, 'Should we eat them now or take them with us?'"

The Blind Dog

Not Perfect A large, powerfully-built guy meets a woman at a bar. After a number of drinks, they agree to go back to his place. As they are making out in the bedroom, he stands up and starts to undress. After he takes his shirt off, he flexes his muscular arms and says, "See that, baby? That’s 1000 pounds of dynamite!" She begins to drool. The man drops his pants, strikes a bodybuilder''s pose, and says, referring to his bulging thighs, "See those, baby? That''s 1000 pounds of dynamite!" She is aching for action at this point. Finally, he drops his underpants, and after a quick glance, she grabs her purse and runs screaming to the front door. He catches her before she is able to leave and asks, "Why are you in such a hurry to go?" She replies, "With 2000 pounds of dynamite and such a short fuse, I was afraid you were about to explode!"

A policeman was directing traffic at a busy intersection when he observed a blind man and his seeing-eye dog waiting to cross. To his horror, he watched as the seeing-eye dog bolted across the street, dragging the blind man behind him. On the other side of the road, the man pulled out a cookie and offered it to his dog. The officer ran to the blind man and said, "Don't you realize your dog could have killed you, and n ow yo u ' r e g o i n g to r ewa r d h i m ? " The blind man said to the policeman, "Why, no sir, I'm just trying to find out where his head is so I can kick his ass." Bad News A secretary walked into her boss's office & said, "I'm afraid I've got some bad news for you." "Why do you always have to give me bad news?" he complained. "Tell me some good news for once." "Alright, here's some good news," said the secretary. "You're not sterile."

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The Almeria Focus - Sept 2009  

The Almeria Focus is a local magazine and directory distributed in southern Spain.

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