The Almeria Focus – December 2021

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Contents A Much Better Situation ...........................................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 So Far, Excellent News ..........................................................34 An Unfair Tax, Drastically Amended ...............................36 So Now You Know ............................................................................38 A Spanish Snapshot ....................................................................40 Swapped at Birth ......................................................................42 Useful Numbers .....................................................................44 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................46 Community News ..............................................................................82 What’s On ...........................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations .......................................87 Your Stars …..........…...………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ….....……………............................................92 Coffee Break ………………...…….............................................…94 For general or advertising enquiries, call or WhatsApp Clare on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com

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his time last year there was still a curfew and a travel ban, and hundreds of workers applied for help from the ‘ERTE’ scheme that paid 70% of a person’s wages, provided the employer kept them on the books. There were special restrictions in December and Christmas. Fortunately, the vaccination push that did not start for the general public in Spain until February has been extremely successful. In our “In the News” sections and an article we comment on the present situation and proposals that now include COVID-19 booster shots for people over the age of 60. Wearing face masks in indoor locations is still mandatory, in schools and close contact areas outdoors, such as markets. Face masks are still considered to inhibit infections by 50%, and they will also cut down on the numbers of people who get the flu, which was the case last year.

and likewise, Wednesday, December 8th is a national religious fiesta, which is “The Feast of the Immaculate Conception”. Town halls, official offices, banks and professional undertakings will be closed, and in some cases on the Tuesday as well. Taking addition holidays before, during or after fiesta days is known as a “puente”, a “bridge”. Wednesday, December 22nd is a big day in Spain when the ‘El Gordo’ (The fat one) lottery is drawn. There are enormous prizes to be won, as well as millions of smaller ones, and we explain how this works in our “In the News” section. This state-run lottery brings in a lot of money from ticket sales, but the Spanish taxman takes 20% of all winnings over 2,500 euros, taxed at source.

Health authorities in Spain still have their fingers crossed that there will be no major spike over Christmas with more people meeting indoors and colder weather. In most European countries the situation is dire. Austria is now in a complete lockdown and in Germany, with the daily infection rate over 65,000, the situation is described as “extremely alarming”. There are severe restrictions in France, Belgium and Holland and the root cause is the low percentage of people vaccinated. In Rumania and Bulgaria only 35% of the population Christmas Eve is on a Friday this year, and Spaniards have had two doses. living away from home try to journey back with no current ban on travelling. There is a lavish evening In an article we explain how the very unfair “plusvalia” meal and because of this, many restaurants will tax, when an urban property is sold, has been cut shut in the evening but open up again on Christmas right back by the Spanish High Court. This tax comes Day. January 1st is a holiday, along with January from town halls who will lose 10% to 20% of their 6th, and on January 5th there are parades with the income, but it is very good news for sellers. three kings distributing sweets that are thrown from floats. Concert halls are now able to operate at full capacity, although they still require masks to be worn with As in other years, there will be no Focus magazine a staggered exit after the event. Our “What’s On” in January but we return in February. We wish all section lists events that may be of interest. our readers and advertisers a very Happy Christmas and New Year, and hopefully, 2022 will be a year Monday, December 6th is a national fiesta to something approaching normality. As the Spanish celebrate the signing of the Spanish Constitution would say... ¡Felices Fiestas!

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In the News The Major Vaccination Progress In an article we comment on the fact that apart from Portugal, with only 10 million inhabitants, Spain is by far the best country in Europe for people vaccinated against COVID-19. From a slow start last February, the vaccination programme has been very speedy, and this is true in our province. In mid-November, 1.14 million vaccinations had been given which is 81% of the population. Mass vaccination sites started up on February 22nd and by May 11th 25% of the population had received at least one dose which rose to 50% on June 24th. On November 11th 592,000 people had been given at least one dose, which is the 81% figure, and 580,000 were fully vaccinated which is 79.7%. Some people who had the first dose had not turned up for the second dose and this applied to 4% of people aged 20-29, and 3% aged 12-19. Health authorities urged the people in these age groups who had the necessary gap between the first and second doses to have the second one. It is thought that some of this age group mistakenly think that the first dose gives sufficient protection, and this is apparently a problem on a larger scale in the UK. Spain’s Minister for Health has announced that the booster jab will be extended to people over the age of 60 and health and care workers, a total of 16 million people. The booster jab will be available to this group once all the people over the age of 70, and then over the age of 65 have had theirs, after the minimum period of six months since the last of the two-dose vaccinations, so it will not happen quickly. In Almería province it will apply to 73,000 persons aged 60-69. The Janssen Vaccine The 34,000 people in Almería province who received the single dose of the Janssen vaccine are being given a booster jab of either the Pfizer or Moderna ones that started in November. These are being given after a period of three months since the vaccination, not six months as for the other vaccines. It has been determined that the Janssen vaccine is not as effective over a period of time as the other types. This single dose was

given to certain categories of vulnerable people with specific medical problems, transitory workers such as those working in agriculture that total 4,500 in the Níjar area, mariners who were going to be at sea and not able to have a second dose, and inmates of the El Acebuche prison to head off a high infection rate. Following studies, the effectiveness of the Moderna vaccine is shown to be from 87-89%, the Pfizer vaccine from 77%78% and the AstraZenica vaccine 68%. The Anti-flu and COVID Booster Jabs When the 2021 anti-flu vaccination campaign started, it was stated that for people over the age of 70 who had received their second COVID19 jab six months ago, they would be given the booster jab at the same time as the one for the flu. This is true in some regions but not everywhere. There may be a gap between the flu and the booster jabs because of logistics problems. Where there are limited low temperature freezers, people having the booster jabs are lumped together on certain days. This means that the number of vaccines needed for each of these days is fully calculated in advance. Hospitalisations Are the Key Figures The head of the infectious disease unit at the largest hospital in Barcelona has stated that the key numbers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic are the hospitalisations. He agrees that any rises in the numbers per 100,000 are a cause for concern, but on November 16th when there was a rise in cases, there were 2,180 patients in hospitals in Spain which was only 1.77% of all beds. Last January there were 31,000 people in hospitals and 5,000 in intensive care wards, but the current number was 427. In Andalucía on the same day, beds occupied in intensive care wards was less than 1%. He stated that non-vaccinated people were 4.5 times more likely to be admitted to hospital and on November 16th this worked out as being 77% of patients aged 30-39, and 78% aged 20-29. On November 18th in Almería province there were only 16 people in hospital with COVID-

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In the News 19 (two less than the previous day) and six of allowing people in was an agreement with the these were in intensive care. town halls and the Guardia Civil police, and the procedure would have to be revised. The army Vaccinating Young Children are using landing craft to pick up workers who The Junta de Andalucía is working out the logistics have banana plantations away from where they of vaccinating children aged 5-11 during December. live and take them further down the coast, as It is thought that before the end of November several roads are covered in lava. There are still the European Medical Agency will approve this earthquakes and hundreds of tremors and the vaccination for member states. This special Pfizer most serious one has been 5.1on the Richter scale. vaccine is a third of the normal strength and a Experts are warning that a stronger earthquake reduced volume. There are 5.2 million children in near to the surface might damage properties, Spain of this age group, so 11% of the population, but they won’t collapse. The airport and schools and it is considered that to achieve “herd immunity” have had to be closed on a number of occasions these children should be vaccinated. Since children because of the ash in the air. went back to school, there have only been a few cases where a pupil who developed the virus A Double Transplant passed it on to other pupils or staff. 90% of After a woman was discharged from the Gregorio children aged 12-15 had at least one dose of the Marañón hospital in Madrid, it was announced that vaccine before the school year started. The vaccine she had received a simultaneous heart and liver for young children has been approved for use in transplant, the first double transplant of this type the US. in Spain. A joint transplant of this type is only carried out in a handful of hospitals world-wide. La Palma Volcano Still Active The woman, whose age was not revealed, had a The Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma erupted on congenial heart disease and a chronic liver September 19th and is still spewing out lava from complaint. 30 specialist medical staff were involved four distinct places with 12 tongues of lava flow, and carried out the heart transplant first, and three of which have now reached the sea that then the liver transplant, in an operation that took generates harmful gases. This is the longest period 12 hours. of an eruption on the island since 1678, and experts still have no concrete ideas when the volcano will Historic Sports Achievements die down. Some reductions in lava flow have been Last month we commented on the 23-year-old short-lived and turned out to be a temporary rising Spanish tennis star Paula Badosa, who won phase. The total land covered by the lava is now the Indiana Wells tournament. In the Mexican over 1,000 hectares (38 square miles) and 1,300 Masters event in mid-November, she reached the buildings have been destroyed. Ash build-up is still semi-final and played Garbiñe Mugurusa, the other a major problem and the first fatality occurred female Spanish tennis star aged 28, who won the on November 13th. 10 people were allowed into Roland Garros tournament in 2016 and Wimbledon an area where the ash was very deep to clear it in 2017. This was the first time ever that two away from their houses and a 70-year-old man Spanish women had reached the semi-finals. Paula was doing this on his roof when it collapsed. It put up a good fight but lost in two sets to the was not immediately noted that he was missing very experienced Garbiñe who went on to the when the others left the area and his body was final. No Spanish female player had reached this found when police went to his house. A post- final since 1993 and Garbiñe went on to win in mortem finding was that the cause of his death two sets. Paula has gone from number 60 in the was inconclusive. The authorities stated that world ranking up to number 10, and is considered

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In the News to be a player who will be a very serious contender in world title matches when she has more experience. Rafa Nadal sent a text message to both players congratulating them on their success. On November 21st, Fernando Alonso kept his head and finished third at the Qatar Formula 1 race. Driving for Alpine, his team decided on the risky strategy of only making one stop to change tyres. Considered one of the giants of Formula 1, this was his 98th appearance on the podium, with the last time being in 2014. A Very Large Wind Farm With the closure of the Carboneras coal-fired power station, the town hall and the Ministry for Ecological Transition have been involved in approving plans for substitute operations. A project that will be connected to the existing substation is the installation of 20 offshore wind turbines between Carboneras and Níjar, opposite La Isleta de Moro. At peak capacity they will supply 300MW of power that is 28% of the electricity needed in Almería province. There will be 20 wind turbines that will be 261 metres tall above sea level, and a special feature is that they will be floating. This is a technique that was first used in 2017 where fixing the wind turbines to the sea bed is not feasible. From manufacture to installation there will be employment for 4,000 people and 55% will be professionals from Andalucía. When operational, the running and maintenance will give work to 120 direct and indirect employees. The company 'Mar de Ágata', made up of 'BlueFloat Energy' and 'Sener' will provide and install the wind turbines that have a life of 30 years and will eliminate 12 million tons of CO2 from other 'dirtier' power producers. The “Friends of Cabo de Gata” are getting signatures protesting against the location. Another project for Carboneras is the provision of 20 tonnes per day of green hydrogen, and this plant will use electricity from the wind farm. At Tabernas near to the large investigative solar platform, the company 'Aguila Capital' have inaugurated a solar farm called 'La Cabrita' that can supply 50MW of

power which is sufficient to supply 22,000 properties and will eliminate 25,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum. This solar farm is the first one in Spain installed by 'Aguila Capital' that is a venture capital company based in Madrid with German owners, and has installed wind farms in other countries.

Domestic Violence Alerts Unfortunately, domestic violence towards women has increased during the pandemic in many countries, when couples with problems have more contact with each other. For women who wish to report domestic violence in Spain there is a special phone number which is 061. The phone operator can speak Spanish, English and French and the call will not show on a call log. Alternatively, the Guardia Civil police can be contacted on 062 or the national police in cities via 091. Police responding to a call for help will interview the woman in the home and always take the male partner to a police station for questioning. During the pandemic lockdown, the Junta de Andalucía and ‘farmacias’ (chemists) introduced a code word so a domestic abuse victim could go to a chemist without raising suspicion. The code work was to ask for a “Mascarilla 19” or “Facemask 19” and the staff at the chemist would then phone the police. An international “signal for help”, that originated in Canada and the US, involves showing a person an open palm, putting the thumb into the palm and closing the four fingers over the thumb. In Barcelona at an accident and emergency

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In the News department in November, a woman with her partner made the sign to a receptionist who called the police. After interviewing both of them, the man was charged with domestic abuse and violence. (The hand sign can also be used in a video message). In the UK in some regions, bar staff will intervene or call the police if a woman requires help if she is in a situation that she is not happy with and asks to speak to “Angela”. This started in Lincolnshire with posters put up in bars, but is being rolled out in London by the Metropolitan Police. Proposals to Reduce Electricity Prices In September, Teresa Ribera, Spain’s Minister for the Ecological Transition, announced that the electricity supply companies were making an excessive profit from the high cost of electricity to the tune of 2.6 billion euros. She announced that this would have to be paid back, which put her on a collision course with the supply companies who claimed that the 2.6 billion euros was not purely profit, and part of the money was earmarked for investment in renewable energy sources to reduce prices. Teresa Ribera claimed that the electricity generated from the cheap renewable ways of producing electricity was being sold at the same price as the expensive gas sources. Another claim was that supply companies were receiving subsidies for the purchase of CO2 emission rights, but they were claiming these for electricity produced from renewable energy sources that do not have any CO2 emissions. Eventually there was a compromise, with a reduced claw-back, conditional on the supply companies offering long term sensible prices to industry. For the majority of domestic consumers there are not at present any proposals to reduce the high costs which are expected to continue until early 2022. What has been announced is an injection of 100 million euros to cover the increased cost of the “bono social”, the discount on the cost of electricity that people on low incomes, or are vulnerable, can claim. We explain in another “In the News” item how this works.

A Police Search Engine The National Police in Madrid have unveiled a very large search engine called “Orión” that brings together all the information from many other sites via a single “click”. It immediately flags up people who are “persons of interest”, criminal convictions, names of persons who have been investigated, custody of children and those considered at risk along with offences relating to paedophiles. It covers information regarding frontier controls, flights, ports and hotel bookings along with any offences, vehicle details, driving licence information, insurance and motoring offences. Fingerprints, DNA testing and other samples collected from crime scenes can also be accessed. There is also a phonetic search that will tie in with information regarding countries that do not use the Latin alphabet. The search engine has been entirely set up by their own experts and it is stated that there are no problems with dataprotection, as all the information already exists on other sites. More ‘AVE’ News In our September magazine we explained that work on two sections of the ‘AVE’ (The high-speed train from Murcia to Almería) had stopped. These were the 26km Pulpí to Vera section and the 26km penultimate section from Níjar to Río Andarax. Both construction consortiums wanted a 20% increase in their agreed contract price. The disputes have been settled with an increase for “prime materials” such as fuel, concrete and the price of steel. The Chairman of the Almería Chamber of Trade has set up a team of experts that are civil engineers, rail transport engineers, surveyors and assessors from Almería, Murcia and Valencia. They intend to monitor the work being done and make official complaints if they consider the necessary progress is not taking place. The AVE cannot reach Pulpí, on the border of Murcia and Almería, until the Lorca-Pulpí section is finished. Whilst a budget price has been agreed, and tenders submitted, the work has not currently been adjudicated, although this is promised “soon”. The

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In the News team have visited the two sections in our province where work has started again, but complain that progress is still too slow. There have been claims that the constructors have reduced the number of workers to increase their profit margins. The experts say that at the present rate, meeting completion dates on both the sections are “impossible”. They are also monitoring the work on the “dry port” at Níjar that is a logistics hub with a link from the AVE beside the A-7 motorway, and not too far from Carboneras port. Horticulturalists and other industries want a dry port at Pulpí and are prepared to pay for it themselves. There are no current proposals from ‘Adif’, the rail authority, that this will be included. The experts also point out that goods transported on the AVE line will greatly cut CO2 emissions by reducing lorry traffic. 5 Million Euros Fine For ‘Glovo’ The Spanish High Court ruled last year that “riders” who mostly delivered food were not selfemployed, they were employees of the company. As such, their Social Security payments had to be made by the company, and they were entitled to normal labour rights, and the companies involved had to have converted their riders to the new system by August. In Seville, the Department of Employment have fined the Spanish company ‘Glovo’ 8.5 million euros for non-compliance relating to their 1,300 riders. The fine is made up of 6.5 million euros for not obeying the law, and two million for the difference in Social Security payments between self-employed and employed persons. The UK based company ‘Deliveroo’ have only a small share of the Spanish market and they announced that they were pulling out of Spain at the end of November. They have come to an agreement with their 4,000 riders that they will receive a redundancy payment of 45 days per year worked. ‘Uber Eats’ have introduced a new system that they claim makes their riders selfemployed sub-contractors who will be called upon to make deliveries according to the demand, not permanently, and without contracts. It seems

quite likely that they will not get away with this interpretation, and the CCOO workers union state that this is just a “ruse” to get round the law. The 'Turrón' Court Case The ex-mayoress of Turre, María Isabel López, who is still a councillor, has been in court in Almería city regarding her refusal in 2018, when she was the mayoress, to give a licence to allow a trader to sell 'Turrón' (A traditional type of almond fudge) during the San Francisco fiesta weekend. The 'fiscalía' (Spanish Crown Prosecution Service) asked for a ban on holding public office for 12 years, and the payment of the amount of profit that the trader lost. The persons selling the turron had been doing so for three generations from 1949 on the same pitch, and in court they stated that the Policía Local (local police) told them that the mayoress had given a licence to other people which was “favouritism”. The mayoress is claiming that it was the Policía who advised her not to issue a licence after there was an “incident” in her office when the trader came to complain. The fiscalía contend that there was a correct procedure if the town hall wished to suspend a licence for a valid reason, and the refusal was her sole decision that was arbitrary and unjust and an infraction of article 103 of the Spanish Constitution. . Unwanted or Expired Medication Farmacias (chemists) in Spain have a system called “Sigre” that consists of collecting medical drugs and tablets that are no longer required, or are past their expiry date. Large farmacias have collection bins, and smaller one will take them over the counter. In Almería province there are 330 bins or collection points and 3,850 throughout Andalucía. From the records when medication has been prescribed it is stated that 90% of families in Almería province return unwanted or out of date items. They are collected and sorted, and a small percentage is put back into the normal system. The vast majority are disposed of in a way that is ecologically friendly, and any plastic

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In the News or cardboard is recycled. It is considered important company laid 3,000m2 of flooring at the Spanish that medication that has reached or gone past stand, and installed worktops in the kitchens. the expiry date should not be kept at home and used when it is probably no longer effective. The Junta de Andalucía 2022 Budget The Junta have published their 2022 budget proposals that include 241.9 million euros for Almería province, 88 million more than in 2021. The new budget works out as 332 euros per head of population. The budget recognises that agriculture is the major motor of the economy in the province, and a large contributor to exports from Andalucía and direct grants comes to 128 million euros for a variety of projects. Other sums of money include 17 million euros for the new hospital at Roquetas de Mar that has a total cost of 30 million euros, and 21 million for the completion of the Almanzora motorway. 4.5 million is for improvements in sewage treatment, and 4.9 million for repairs and expansion at Almería port. King Felipe VI and Cosentino The Spanish King Felipe VI came to the Maestro Padilla Auditorio in Almería city at the end of October to present Francisco Mártinez Cosentino, the CEO and owner of 'Cosentino', with one of the “Queen's Awards” for outstanding achievements in industry and innovation. Including the large factory in Cantoria, the company have 5,300 employees and export, with design showrooms and logistic centres, to 116 countries. In 2020 they sold products to the value of just over 1 billion euros. The King was accompanied by Yolanda Díaz, the Minister of Work and Economy, and the President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno. On November 9th there was a “Design day” at the Spanish stand that is part of the ‘Expo Dubai’ event. The Cosentino products were on display, and architects and designers were invited to inspect the worktop materials if they were not already familiar with the products. Personalities that help promote their products were present at the event, including Lena Marcuccilli, director of “Love that Design”. The

‘El Gordo’ 2021 Every year there is a very major lottery drawn on December 22nd known as ‘El Gordo’ (The fat one). The price of a ‘decimo’ (one from a sheet of ten tickets with the same number) costs 20 euros from a lottery office, or 23 euros for tickets sold by an association, who fund-raise from the additional 3 euros. Each ticket has five numbers, and the first prize, that is the same as last year, is 4 million euros if a person or persons have clubbed together to buy a sheet of ten tickets, or 400,000 for each single decimo ticket. The Spanish tax man collects 20% of all winnings from lotteries after the first 2,500 euros which is tax free. Because of this, the 400,000 euros prizes are reduced to 318,000 euros! There are 172 different series with 100,000 numbers that brings in 3.4 billion euros if all of them are sold, and 70% of this total is distributed in prizes that works out as 2.4 billion euros. At the ‘Teatro Real’ theatre in Madrid, children from a nearby school sing out the numbers as they are drawn, and the corresponding prize amount, if there is one. The first ‘El Gordo’ lottery took place in 1870.

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In the News Big Improvements in Employment Figures October was a month when it was very clear that the Spanish economy was improving. 159,500 people joined the 19.6 million people in work, which is a record number. 734 people were no longer unemployed, that does not seem a large number but it is historic because unemployment always increases in October. This October is a record month since 1975, some 46 years ago! The total number of unemployed persons subsequently dropped to 3.3 million with a steady fall of 80,000 since March. 102,000 persons found work and started paying into the Social Security system, and this was double the number for October in 2019 and 2020. People who had been in the ‘ERTE’ scheme because they had no work or only parttime work, and had 70% of their wages paid by the government, also fell by 48,000 down to 190,000, but in April 2020 3.5 million people were claiming this benefit. It was anticipated that in November more people would come off the scheme because they were once again fully employed. The success of the COVID-19 vaccination push in Spain is seen as partly responsible for the good figures, with the general population and businesses considering that Spain has turned the corner.

becomes compulsory, of a type approved for cyclists. Where the devices can be used will be stipulated by each municipality, but it is intended that they are only allowed in urban areas. If there are designated cycleways they have to be used, and in Seville the maximum speed where there are cyclists is 15km/h. They are not allowed to be used on pavements, nor roads, except where a town hall has approved their use on roads because there are no cycleways. Riders have to observe traffic signs, such as stopping at red traffic lights, not use headphones or mobile phones and are subject to the same limits for alcohol and drugs. If crossing a zebra crossing the user has to dismount or face a 200 euros fine. It is not at present a compulsory requirement throughout Spain that a user has to have third-party insurance for damage or injury although this is recommended, and is compulsory in Madrid. General advice is that a person should ask the provider of home insurance if they are covered under their policy. Riders can be fined 100 euros for an infraction that is considered minor, 200 euros for a more serious offence, and 500 euros for a very serious offence. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has the same penalties that apply to all drivers.

Electric Scooters or Similar Devices Last month we explained how the latest regulations from the DGT (Spanish Traffic Authority) were in the process of being put into law by the Spanish Senate. Some further information has been published with regard to electric scooters and other personal battery-powered transport devices that can only be used by one person (but not mobility scooters), who is over the age of 15 or 16 according to local regulations. The definition of these devices is that they travel at a speed of between 6-25km/h and town halls are entitled to see the certificate that the manufacturer supplies showing that they comply with the maximum speed. Town halls can also stipulate that a user has to be registered with them, if they decide to do this. From January 2nd, the use of helmets

Junk Food Adverts Banned For readers who have children and adolescents that watch Spanish television, and Spanish social media sites such as TikTok, Instagram, Meta, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch, or listen to radio programmes, bans on advertising “junk food” will come into force on January 1st. The categories for the ban include chocolate, sweets, ice cream, high sugar content pastries, energy drinks, some fruit juice products and biscuits. The ban is aimed at reducing the 40% of children in Spain who are overweight or obese. On television and radio, the bans will be in force from 8am-9am and 5pm-8pm on weekdays, and 9am-12 noon at weekends. Other bans will apply to magazines that children read and films intended for children at cinemas. Alberto Garzón, Spain’s Consumer Minister, states that the

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In the News categories are based on recommendations from semi-rigid launch, two jet skis, computers, mobile the World Health Authority. phones and copious documentation. The presiding judge issued a “black-out” of some information The Return of UK Tourists being released to the press as the investigation The Almería 'diputación' (county council) travelled was ongoing. to the large trade fair “World Travel Market” (WTM) in London to promote the 'Costa de Almería' road Almería Airport show, and persuade UK travellers to return to the During the pandemic Almería airport passenger province. Their stand was part of the larger numbers and flights fell by 80%. The airport Andalucía one, and it was pointed out that UK authority 'AENA' have predicted that numbers in tourists are the largest group that come to our 2019 will not be restored until 2026. The numbers province and the aim was to restore the numbers predicted for 2022 are 695,000 passengers that to the 2019 level. The team at the event also had is the same number from 2015. In 2019 there talks with tourist representatives from other were 979,000 passengers and it was hoped that countries. The 'World Travel Market' is the second in 2020 this would be over 1 million. The prediction largest tourism fair worldwide, which had to be for 2026 is very close to this milestone number cancelled in 2020, and 51,000 professionals took with 999,000 passengers. In the present “low season”, until next April there are only international part. flights from Gatwick and Brussels. More Big Drug Busts In a very large operation codenamed “Indalo 65- A Spanish Anti-COVID-19 Vaccine Urdimbre”, 150 Guardia Civil police and specialist The company 'Hipra' in Barcelona have been given police from other departments in Almería city approval from the European Medical Agency to joined forces. 43 search warrants were executed advance to stage three of tests of a new vaccine. in El Ejido, Roquetas de Mar and Vicar and 45 So far, since August, tests have taken place in two people were arrested. Sniffer dogs trained to find hospitals in Barcelona and Gerona. This vaccine drugs and money were used and 5,600 cannabis uses a combination of the Alpha and Beta proteins plants were seized, along with 2,500 grammes of that increases the immune response. One of the cannabis heads, 32,000 euros, two pistols, a rifle advantages is that the vaccine can be stored at that had been reported stolen in Puerta between 2-8 degrees which is no problem in Lumbreros, a large quantity of ammunition and hospitals or medical centres. The company state 17 vehicles. The police found 89 illegal hook-ups that they could produce 400 million doses in 2022 to electricity supplies that Endesa disconnected. and increase this to 1,200 million doses in 2023. The police took away a large quantity of documentation and a spokesperson stated that Potential Problems with Gas Supplies there might be further arrests. This is one of the Last month we explained that the amount of largest anti-drug operations in the province but natural gas sent from Algeria to Spain through it was soon followed by a very similar one. This the 'Medgaz' pipeline that come to Almería port was code-named 'Romelina' and 200 police took is being increased from 8 billion m3 to 10 billion part including some drafted in from Murcia. Search m3 from next January. For the 25 years since warrants were executed in La Mojonera, Vicar, 1996, there has been another pipeline, which is Roquetas de Mar and El Ejdo in the early hours the Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline (MGE)that comes of the morning. 24 people were arrested and from Algeria to Cádiz via Morocco. Algeria and police seized 8 tons of cannabis resin, 40,000 Morocco have been at loggerheads for years with euros, two firearms and ammunition, 9 cars, a a border war in 1963, and land borders have

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In the News basically been closed since 1994. This pipeline that is 1,400km long, has 540km going through Morocco and the 25-year agreement to send gas to Spain expired on October 31st. Due to further tension over the disputed Western Sahara region, Algeria has decided as a “reprisal” to close down this pipeline that supplies 10% of the gas Morocco needs and gives Morocco an income of between 50-200 million euros per year (depending on the amount of gas), for allowing the pipeline to cross their territory. For Spain, this means it will be short of about 4 billion m3 even after the increased amount coming to Almería. The alternative to having natural gas coming from a pipeline is to turn the gas into liquid form and put it on special tanker ships that unload at a refinery where the liquid gas is converted back to normal gas. This is expensive both for conversion costs and shipping costs that have gone up dramatically. Algeria is prepared to supply the liquid gas but an alternative solution is to increase the 10% of liquid gas that Spain imports from both the US and Russia. The Spanish gas company Enagás states that they are increasing their reserves of gas and in early November had sufficient gas for 40 days, although the prices they are paying (passed on to consumers) are high. They state that from November to March they have 160 “slots” when tankers will discharge their liquid gas at Spanish refineries, compared to 86 in all of 2020 when the pandemic reduced the demand. There is a refinery at Cartagena that converts the liquid gas to normal gas. 4% of natural gas comes in a pipeline from France and the authorities in Spain are asking France if this percentage can be increased. It has been stressed that there is no danger of Spain running out of electricity or gas in the foreseeable future although prices are likely to remain high until 2022. Unfortunately, there are no easy or cheap solutions.

people in Spain (46% of the total population) have policies that will at least pay for a funeral that typically costs an average of 3,700 euros. An unexpected statistic is that 40% of people aged 20-35 have taken out this type of insurance. The insurance company 'Mapfre' state that the number of policies has been influenced by the pandemic, and 60% of persons aged 75-79 have insurance. The Spanish Consumer Organisation 'OCU' has analysed 50 different policies and concludes that they are very similar, and most policies include funeral company transport expenses if a person dies in another part of Spain or abroad. Some policies cover all the legal expenses following a death and travel costs for relatives. Another service some companies provide is to submit documentation to remove a person from social media sites. The OCU state that an alternative to these special policies is to keep money in a bank for this purpose, or take out life insurance that will cover expenses following a death. The figures show that in Andalucía, 78% of the population in Cádiz have funeral insurance, 65% in Huelva and 63% in Seville. Numbers for Almería province were not given but in Melilla the percentage is the lowest at only 16%.

Princess Diana’s Blue Plaque Spaniards have their own monarchy, but they are very interested in the UK monarchy and their members. The Spanish press (including one newspaper in our province) reported that one of the “blue plaques” had been put up on the house in Old Brompton Road in Chelsea, where Princess Diana (then Lady Diana Spencer) lived for 18 months from 1979. Diana lived there with three friends, and one of them, Virginia Clarke unveiled the plaque. She gave a short speech and stated that when Diana lived there with her friends they were “probably” the happiest days of her life. There are 950 plaques in London streets including ones relating to John Lennon, Winston Churchill and Virginia Woolf Insurance Following a Death where they lived or worked. English Heritage, who Statistics from insurance companies in Spain reveal adjudicate and install the plaques, stated that only that insurance cover following a death has risen 14% of the plaques relate to women, and they by 4.9% in 2021 during the pandemic. 22 million would be pleased to have more female nominations.

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In the News More Wind Turbine Blades Last month we commented on wind turbine blades being taken to Almería port destined for Germany, from the ‘Eblades Technology S.L.’ company at Ferriera in Granada province, with blade lengths of 40m and 61m. The head of the Almería Port Authority recently visited the company to see for himself how they were made, and discuss the intention to ship far more blades in 2022. Since June 2020 the company have shipped 63 blades, mostly to Germany, but with some for the UK, Austria and Rhode Island in the US. In 2022, they anticipate that they may ship up to 121 blades of the maximum length of 61m, but in March 2023 they will begin production of blades from 75-83m, that will be produced in a special extension to their factory. To improve problems of transport, the company want to modify the access to the A-92 motorway from their factory, and also from the A-7 motorway to Almería port. The port authority has announced that they will pay for a feasibility study and the projected cost. This company is the third largest producer of turbine blades world-wide. After University Going to university and obtaining a degree hopefully means that these people obtain a job that is related to their degree, along with a good salary. Unfortunately, in the current economic crisis this is no longer true. A survey of recent graduates in Andalucia, what jobs they do and their salary, has revealed that 24% of these people are paid less than 1,000 euros a month. This is a high percentage compared to Madrid where only 12% receive such a low wage. 32% receive a salary of less than 1,500 euros a month, and this is about the same in many parts of Spain. 27% are paid up to 1,999 euros and 17% over 2,000 euros. This is also a low percentage compared to other parts of Spain, but not one of the worst. In Andalucía 18% have part time jobs and 34% have temporary contracts. Andalucía is third in the list of universities with the highest number of students who are not native Spaniards and this totals 10%,

with 7% coming from other EU countries. Almería University specialises in engineering and science courses, followed by architecture and health science. Increased Electricity Subsidies for the Needy For consumers of electricity in Spain, the rate of IVA (VAT) has been dropped from 21% to 10%, the “duty” on electricity has been cut from 5% to 0.5% and the 7% generation tax that supply companies pay to the government has been suspended. All these moves are designed to reduce the cost of electricity and for the 11 million clients who pay on the variable rate system (PVPC) there has been a dramatic rise in cost. For the 1.2 million people or households that have a low income and pay via the PVPC variable rate there has been a “bono social” subsidy of 25% off the bills that is being increased to 60%, and from 40% to 70% for the very low income or very vulnerable sector. There has also been a one-off 35 euros winter allowance for heating, and this winter it will be increased to 90 euros. Additionally, supply companies are prohibited from cutting off the supply to this sector of the population until next March. In Spain there is an annual amount of income (IPREM) that is considered to be the threshold for financial help and subsidies. In 2021 it is 7,900 euros, and the “bono social” is based on the IPREM amount of income. For a single person they are entitled to qualify for the subsidies if their income is less than 1.5 times the IPREM amount, less than 2 times for a family with one child and less than 2.5 times for a family with 2 children. An additional 5% of allowable income applies to a single parent with a minimum of at least one dependent child, pensioners on a low income, persons with a 33% or more disability, or a victim of violence or terrorism. A condition of the subsidies is that an annual income from another source cannot be more than 500 euros. Persons who qualify for these subsidies can apply to their electricity supplier who will send them an application form, and details are on the reverse side of an electricity bill.

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with April in the UK being the month when vaccinations are compulsory for front-line workers. In the US, all government employees have to be fully vaccinated and there have been appeals to regional or national courts from people who object. In Spain there is no such instruction, and the number of front-line health workers who are not fully Vaccine scepticism hasn’t been a problem for Spain vaccinated is considered to be statistically as in other EU countries, with the President of the insignificant and no cause for concern. European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, launching a warning in November that vaccine supplies were piling up. In a survey by ‘Eurobarometer’, around 63% of Spaniards said that they couldn’t understand why people were hesitant to get vaccinated, and 71% thought that vaccinations are the only way to end the pandemic. In Belgium a third of the population don’t want to be vaccinated, and the overall percentage in the EU is 9%. There have been no marches in Madrid or Barcelona by people who think that vaccinations are a bad idea, but there have been several in France. Spain leads the world in the vaccination programme for children that starts from two months, and Tedros Adhanom is the head of the World Health continues to age 12-18 in some cases. The willingness Organisation and he highlights Spain as being a of parents to have these vaccinations for their country where the politicians have listened to the children is considered to be one of the reasons why scientists. He states that countries where politicians adults have no objection to having the COVID-19 and scientists take a concerted action are the ones shots. 90% of children aged 12-15 had received at that can best fight the pandemic. He criticises least one vaccination before the school year started countries where politics determines the action and fears of a spike in cases following the return taken against advice from medical experts, and to school of 5.2 million children aged 5-11 has not ones that relax all restrictions far too early, that materialised. Fernando Simón states that vaccinating includes Britain. children of this age is not in his opinion a high priority, but it will take the percentage of all people In Spain, Fernando Simón is the infectious disease in Spain who have been fully vaccinated to over expert who frequently appears on television and 95%, so it is sensible in achieving “herd immunity”. before the press, and he comes across as being At present, children at school still have to wear calm, sincere and extremely knowledgeable with a masks, with social distancing. 90% approval rating. He is always casually dressed, often wearing shirts that could do with ironing and Jesús Aguirre is the spokesperson for the Andalucía sometimes he needs a shave, but at the height of Health Department, and at a conference in Huelva the pandemic he was putting in a 12-14hr day, seven he stressed that people should not be complacent days a week. in case there was a new COVID-19 variant that might undo all the good work. All COVID-19 patients in Some countries, including France and the UK are hospitals have the virus fully sequenced so this is insisting that health workers are fully vaccinated, a good early warning system. s we move towards the end of the year, the number of people in Spain vaccinated against COVID-19 is extremely high. They are the highest in Europe, except for Portugal, but the population there is only 10.1 million compared to 46.7 million in Spain.

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n October 26th the Spanish High Court ruled that the way a town hall tax was calculated when an urban property changed hands was divorced from reality, and void. It was ruled that there had to be a new fairer basis for calculations. This tax that an urban property seller, recipient of a gift of the property, or an inheritor has to pay, is known as the ‘Plusvalía’ (literally added value) from the date of purchase and the date of acquisition by the new owner. There is a unique ‘catastral’ reference number for every plot of land that is shown on an ‘escritura’ (title deed), and shown on the annual town hall rates demand known as ‘IBI’. The rates demand has a monetary value, ‘valor catastral’, that is part construction and part land (suelo) and every year town halls increase it. The problem has been the way the town halls work out the tax due on the increase in the land value, which has nothing to do with the purchase and sale price. In 2019, the total amount of plusvalía tax in Spain was 2.5 billion euros, a very large source of income for the 8,000 town halls. On the old unfair system, town halls calculated the plusvalía amount based on the percentage increase in the catastral value of the land that they arbitrarily increase by 3% or more every year, so up to 60% after 20 years. As an example, if a property had a catastral land value of 150,000 euros when purchased in 2010 and it was then sold in 2021, a town hall may calculate that the increase in the value of the land over the 11 years is 35%, so an extra 52,800 euros. A town hall cannot charge a seller more than 30% of this figure, so the plusvalía is 15.840 euros, but not related to the selling price. With the amended system, the increase in the land value is dramatically less but there is a premium if a property owner buys and sells a property quickly, and might be a speculator. It is 10% if a property is bought and sold between 813 years, 12% if sold 15 years after a purchase,

17% after 20 years, and a maximum of 45% for more than 20 years. Additionally, a seller can now choose between two ways of calculating the tax due. They can pay the tax on the new sliding scale, or a person can pay the tax based on the difference between the actual purchase price and the selling price. As town halls cannot charge more than 30% plusvalía, it may well be cheaper to pay the 30%.

In 2017, the High Court ruled that the plusvalía could not be charged if a property was sold at a loss, as frequently happened from properties purchased from 2008-2011 and later sold for less money. In 2019 it was ruled that the plusvalía could not be more than any profit made on the sale, as this was entirely unfair. In the present property market, cancelling the entire system is very sensible. At present, it does not appear that sellers can claim a rebate from their town hall, which would have to be for a sale in the last four years. What did happen was that the old system was scrapped on October 26th and the new system came into force on November 10th. Between these dates sellers were exempt from paying anything, and some sellers tried really hard to bring their sale date forward!

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So Now You Know... William the Conqueror On Christmas Day in 1066 William the Conqueror was crowned King at Westminster Abbey and became the first Norman king of England after leading the Norman conquest. Originally called William I, he was the Duke of Normandy, one of the mightiest nobles in France. The Norman elite replaced the Anglo-Saxon hierarchy and took over the largest land areas. The Church organisation was restructured, the French language was introduced with many words becoming part of normal speech, and architecture took a different path with the building of motte and bailey castles and Romanesque cathedrals. William compiled the Doomsday Book in 1086 that was a comprehensive and detailed catalogue listing land and wealth.

Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin died after a stroke on Christmas Day in 1977, aged 88, at his home in Corsier-sur-Vevey in Switzerland. Born in London into extreme poverty his mother was a struggling actress, but aged fourteen, Charlie was given his first acting role in the music halls. In 1910 he sailed to America as part of the Fred Karno troupe along with another performer, Stan Laurel (of Laurel and Hardy fame). In 1913 he was involved in making silent movies at the Keystone Studios, but he wasn't convinced that there was any future in the film industry. In 1915, for his film “The Tramp”, he first wore his signature large baggy trousers, a tight jacket, a bowler hat and cane and had a small moustache to make himself look older.

Sir Isaac Newton On Christmas Day in 1642 Isaac Newton was born and became the very famous physicist and mathematician. In 1660 he invented calculus and made discoveries in the field of optical white light. There is no proof that an apple actually fell onto his head, but he became intensely interested as to why apples fell straight down, rather than falling sideways. This problem became the key to him developing his findings on universal gravity and the laws of motion, and explain why this applied to all sizes of objects. He expanded his laws of motion to explain the relationship of the earth, the moon and the sun, linked through gravity. His very important contributions to understanding the world as it was, cannot be overstated.

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Founding the Internet In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea of the World Wide Web which became the internetbased system for sharing information globally. He was working in Switzerland at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, as a software consultant. On Christmas Day 1990 he tested his new invention for linking computers and sent the equivalent of the first webpage, on the first web server using the first web browser, available to CERN employees. He wanted there to be a “web” of information that anyone could access, not just a message system. In 1993 he invented the first version of HTTP and HTML, the publishing language. HTML 4.01 became the official standard in 1999 that was used from 2000 onwards.

The Soviet Union The Soviet Union was formed in 1922 and became the most important country along with the US for the majority of the 20th century. At times, war seemed inevitable, particularly during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 when President Kennedy eventually forced Nikita Khrushchev to back down and dismantle the missiles, while everybody held their breath. The ill-fated “Bay of Pigs” invasion of Cuba by US forces had led Khrushchev to persuade Fidel Castro to let Russia set up a missile base there. Eventually, with the alliance between the very different parts of Russia falling apart, the last USSR President, Mikhail Gorbachev, resigned on Christmas Day 1991. The Soviet Union was officially dissolved on Boxing Day.

In the Trenches WWI was a bloody and miserable war. Modern weaponry with heavy shelling and shambolic leadership seemed certain to result in death amongst the mud in the trenches. On Christmas Day 1914 there was a tentative waving of white flags, and British, French and German troops abandoned their trenches and met in no-man's land. Some of them exchanged rations as gifts, there was the singing of Christmas carols, and although historians aren't convinced it was true, there were stories of a football match. After a few hours everybody returned to their trenches to take up arms again and the “Christmas truce” was over. The event lives on as an example of how wars can be savage, but there are messages of hope in the darkest hours.

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majority of the 11 million clients who pay for their electricity on the variable hourly rate that will result in a drastic reduction in price, probably not before the second quarter of 2022. The subsidies for vulnerable or low-income users have been increased, known as the “bono social” and we explain how this works in our “In the News” section.

he good news throughout 2021 in Spain has been the fall in COVID-19 cases, the high vaccination figures, and the relaxation of restrictions. Wearing masks in indoor spaces will continue “at least until the flu season is over” or it may be until Easter. The present regulation that school children wear masks is being reviewed as the vast majority of children aged 12-15 have been vaccinated, and transmission between children under the age of 12 is a minor problem. Health authorities in Spain, and therefore Andalucía, are preaching caution that people should not be complacent. There are worries that people meeting up over the Christmas period may cause a spike in numbers, and if a new variant emerges this could cause problems. In other parts of Europe, restrictions are in force, in some cases comprehensive ones. In midNovember in Germany, numbers of new infections per day went over 65,000, more than the 3540,000 in the UK. In the Low Countries social distancing was reintroduced, and bars and restaurants had to close by 8pm, with a 6pm closing time for non-essential shops. In Austria, people not vaccinated were confined to their homes and with 800km of borders, people entering had to quarantine. In Rumania with only 35% of the population fully vaccinated, there was a curfew from 8pm-5pm for non-vaccinated people and they could not enter non-essential establishments such as shops, bars and restaurants. Thankfully, all these types of restrictions are lifted in Spain. Unfortunately, as in other European countries, inflation in Spain at the end of October was 5.4%, the highest for 29 years. At the end of October, compared to October 2020, electricity had gone up by 62%, diesel 30.5% and petrol 26.5 %. There has been a reduction in taxes on the price of electricity, and if these had not been put in place, the overall inflation would have been 6.2%. At present there are no concrete proposals for the

Last September, Pedro Sánchez, Spain’s Prime Minister, promised that by the end of 2021 the cost of electricity would be down to the level in 2018, plus inflation. He will need a very large hat, to pull out a very large rabbit, to keep this promise. The cost of butane and propane gas has gone up by 33%, and natural gas for dwellings has gone up by 11%. The rise in fuel and electricity prices has led to a 7% increase in a reference “basket of products” that we all buy, and Spanish lorry drivers are planning a three-day strike immediately before Christmas. It is not much consolation, but the average inflation throughout Europe is 4.1% and 6.2% in the US. Some prices have fallen in Spain such as wine and liquor by 2.2%, frozen vegetables by 2.3% and nuts and dried fruit by 2.4%. International flight costs have fallen by an average of 2.2% and internal flights within Spain by 3.5%. These price reductions help the inflation figures, but do not help the majority of consumers. Hopefully, as we move into 2022, inflation will come down. The COVID19 pandemic will not disappear, but ideally it will be fully controlled in Spain, with life almost back to normal.

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19 year old Spanish woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, is claiming 3 million euros in damages from the health authorities in the La Rioja region of Spain, regarding a former hospital in Logroño, the capital city. In 2017, when she was aged 15, DNA tests revealed that she had no biological link to her supposed father or mother, and she had apparently been given to this couple after an error in the hospital maternity ward in 2002.

the “mother” died in 2018, nor any proposed legal action on the part of her “father”. In a case like this, birth registry documents have to be changed and inheritance laws are very complicated, although the off-springs could be adopted by their respective “parents”.

The young woman had a troubled childhood and was mostly brought up by her maternal grandmother who obtained legal custody. The grandmother took the father to court in 2017 when he stopped paying maintenance after he claimed that he was probably not the father. A judge ordered DNA tests that proved him right, but the young woman was also found to have no genetic links to the woman she considered was her mother.

In Italy, on December 31st, 1998, two girls were born within 15 minutes of each other when maternity staff were celebrating the New Year. When the babies were given to their mothers, they noticed that the clothes were not the right ones, but were told that the clothes had been In 2019, investigations of the hospital records mixed up. By pure coincidence, the two threerevealed that there were 17 babies born around year-olds were enrolled at the same nursery and the same time and two of them, both girls and when one mother went to collect her child after born within five hours of each other, were the first day, the teacher mistakenly gave her the underweight. They were initially put in incubators other child as she looked so much like the woman. and then kept in the unit for observation until She also immediately noticed that this child had they were given to their supposed mothers. DNA identical facial features to another daughter she testing of the other young adult and her family had. Both women recognised each other from the revealed that she had no genetic links to her maternity ward and DNA tests proved the babies supposed parents, and was the other baby that had been swapped. had been swapped. Despite the emotional turmoil, the mothers decided The area health authority has apologised for the that the children should be swapped back, and mistake and stated that nearly 20 years on, with both families moved into the same house at one the hospital subsequently closed, they cannot stage. An expert suggested that the two families determine who made the unfortunate error. They with their correct daughter should live totally have offered 215,000 euros in compensation that apart for six months, but both families found this the young woman’s lawyer describes as “insulting”. too hard, and continued to have daily contact. The He stated that when the young woman approached girls were brought up as if they were sisters, did him in 2018, she simply asked him if he could everything together, and sat together at school. establish who she was. No details have been When they were aged eight, they were told about released regarding the identity of the other young the error and the swap. They still have frequent woman and her supposed parents, except that close contact, so in this case, a happier ending.

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BAKERIES Angel Pardo (Técnico) .......................950 121960 / 687 939315 Antonio Martinez de la Casa .....................................950 092094 Cornish Pride (Albox) …................................………666 618933 Architecture & Engineering Mojácar ...........................950 655468 BARS & CAFES BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 See Restaurants & Bars Blas Haro Morales (Mojácar).......................................639 317429 Daniel González Aranda (Vera) ......................................686 846 624 BATHROOMS & SHOWERS Elena Acebo Architects (Huércal-Overa) .669 680098 / 950 134976 ABS Steve Ennis .....................................................687 846016 Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001 Ana Rodríguez (Huércal-Overa) ..........950 939154 / 606 784598 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) ……………………..950 109986 Complete Renovations ...........................644 389255 / 672 379960 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Dorothy Baños (Albox)...................................................661 463842 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

ART & ARTISTS Adolfo Prado ...............................................................950 472668 Alison .......................................................................630 833873 Anushree Krementz .................................................672 721096 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Dee Butler (Albox) ................................................….663 341904 Delfos Gallery (Mojácar) …........................................647 163681 Mojácar Home Improvements ...................................950 473104 Evie Fox ................................................................603 624659 Isabel Raths (Bedar) ................................................677 034957 Jeremy Fox-Rayner ...............................................0044 7549667172 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) .........................950 478383 / 600 070188 Living Design (Albox) ...............................................678 308073 MarianMay Simpson …...........................………..……629 113436 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ...........................................................................628 458491 Pink House (La Concepción)................ 622 288750 / 681 095096 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 930757 / 671 800317

AUCTIONS

Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles) ..UK 7413190882 / 643 137106 SpeedyFit (Screens) ..................................................600 006032 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas El Real) ..............950 528565 The Bathroom & Tiling Specialists ...................+44 7756081843 Toldos Farrago (Screens)(Vera) ................................667 567564

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES

BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST

The Metal Works (Albox).......................950 930520 / 638 900949

AWNINGS & BLINDS Curtains with Style (Interior blinds) ...950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) (See cover)...........................667 652 888 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 992007 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ..................................................627 978635

Casa Barranca (Huercal Overa) ..............................648 Casa Caballito De Mar Boutique B&B (Bédar) ..........950 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) ..................... 686 Castellón (Bédar) .......................................................642

250699 095956 400331 435909

BEDS & BEDDING Colchón San Gines (Huércal-Overa) ........................950 809519

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BICYCLE SALES & HIRE Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 All Bike All Run Sport (Albox) ...................................647 836426 Bikespin (Huércal-Overa) ................. 950 927678 / 662 543056 Doltcini (Clothing) (Mojácar) ..............950 092600 / 658 028646 Lufran Bike Sport …………....................................….607 074753 Rock & Road (Garrucha) .............................850 992805 / 628 2633389 Rodeca Bike Zone ..................................................950 132525 Weekend Sport (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 460738

Arboleas Building ………........………........................634 306690 Art’n’Build ................................................................641 679728 Bédar Directo ............................................................689 702916 BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 CES Builders (Paul) ................................................685 017178 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Christopher Knell Building Contractors .....................634 344450 Complete Renovations ........................644 389255 / 672 379960 Construcciones Y Excavaciones Petete ....................696 052944 BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds Dan (Almanzora area) ................................................692 596681 BOATS & NAUTICAL David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 Veramotor S.A. ............................................................950 392552 David Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497

BOAT TRIPS Glass Bottom Boat (Villaricos port) ….......................662 604456 Orca Steve (Mojacar, Garrucha) ..............................634 352873 Partylevante (Puerto Deportivo Garrucha) ...............680 942141 Sunshine Charters (Garrucha) ....................................634 398074

BOOKS Librería Nobel (Vera) ................................................950 392642 The Book Box (Albox) ……................................…….662 585098 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164

BOOK PUBLISHING Costa Books ............................................................634 304344

BOWLING CENTRES (10 pin) Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073

BUILDING MATERIALS (& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc) Aridos Mojácar S.L. ……..........................................650 914257 Brico Depôt (Huércal de Almería) …........…………….950 625652 Casa Conchillo (Albox) …..........................................950 430740 Contrucciones Angel Oller (Albox) ...........................950 431453 Comercial Vera (Vera) ........................902 112236 / 950 393329 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028

Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Elite Constructions .......................................................636 092632 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 Have Tools - Will Travel ...........................................641 438931 Idomia Project Management ....................................643 582920

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BUTCHERS Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 478409

CARD SHOPS C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Colin the Card (Albox) .........................................…..650 600032 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 118043

Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

CARPENTRY

CAKES TO ORDER Alison’s Homemade British Cakes .............................639 028517 Occasion Cupcakes (Velez Rubio) ............................634 329403 The Cake Boutique (Arboleas) ............................+44 7800 892244

CAMPSITES Camping el Cantal (Mojacar) ................................... 950 478204 Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Campsite Marion (Vera) .............................................607 316553

Bédar Madera (Bédar) ................................................687 503181 Cutler’s Carpentry .................................................697 907708 Go2 Joinery & Services ...........................................674 963957 Mojacar Carpentry & Home Improvements ...............603 688622 Simon the Woodworker .............................................667 989270 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Wildwood Bespoke Joinery ......................................634 328574

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

CAR HIRE Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 269440 Auto Corner (Limousines) .....................950 069198 / 667 439671 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545814 Costa Coches (Mojácar) ........................950 459208 / 950 069272 Europcar .................................................................950 615101 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 626 976973 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning Elite Cuisine ..........................................................610 Hog Roasts .............................................................671 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties ..968 485729 / 618 Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600

CATTERY see Kennels

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CLOTHING (Personalised)

CHILDREN & BABY

Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452 Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Mojácar) ..................641 679728 Rascals Designs ............................... 950 064665 / 686 582140 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) ..............................634 322475 Meditania, Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ...........661 751244 COMPUTERS Funky Monkeys, Pre-school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 Smartie Pants the Clown ............................................617 815221 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 133059 The Baby Hire Centre ..............................................615 806126 Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 479502 CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 Paul the Chimney Sweep …………..617 150300 / 850 993057 Don Robinson .........................................................646 587746 Sammy Sweep ..........…............................…………..619 070839 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 430806 George’s Sales & Repair (Vera Playa) ..950 042338 / 661 375489 CHIROPODIST & PODIATRISTS IKamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Clinica Podológica (Garrucha) ..................................950 132768 Infordatox (Albox) .....................................................950 633223 In-Step (Arboleas) ...................................................634 330067 Mark Adamou (Mojácar) .....................634 324918 / 634 306799 iPIE (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 500336 / 623 380187 Mr. Micro (Turre) ....................................................950 479502 PC Playa (Mojácar) .................................................634 356498 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Paul Wieder (Mojácar) ..............................................617 830696

CONSERVATORIES AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Screenmasters (See p.35)......….…..........................677 152911 SpeedyFit ........................................950 472357 / 600 006032

COUNSELLING / HEALING Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659

CIVIL ENGINEERS Isabel Morales ........................................................617 749105

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS Anna (Tarot) ……….........................................………670 897832 Beverley Kearns .....................................................600 796684 Chrissie Cremore ....................................................634 349638 Psychic Karen (Turre) ….........................................663 477658 Tarot readings by Susan ..........................................643 960118

CLEANING SERVICES Amba Cleaners ........................................................697 516955 Chris .......................................................................627 565049

Acupuncture & Massage ...........................................637 120429 Anushree Krementz (Healing / Satsang) ...................672 721096 Barbara Clarke ...........................................................637 469937 Chrissie Cremore (Reiki)............................................634 349638 Donald Mackinnon (Hypnotherapist) ........................628 651022 Emotional Freedom Technique .................................642 829305 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Fred Smithers (Acupuncture) ...............950 930456 / 618 107351 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Heaven Scent Holistics ...........................................663 923733 Hypnotherapy (Karen) .............................................663 477658 Dr. Jane Thompson (Psychotherapy)...968 485729 / 618 920126 Karen Green (Holistic Therapist) .........615 163416 / 850 993150 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Malcolm Forrest-Hazell (Counsellor/Psychotherapist) ...693 489725 Natural Health (Mojácar) ............UK 0783 4872273 / 658 638142

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CYBERCAFES Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 Total Entertainment (Turre) ........................................950 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) …….............................950

121149 121318 009051 468295 615596

CYCLING Zen Cycle Mojácar ....................................................643 722762

DAMP PROOFING 851135 Pukka Plastering & Damp Proofing (Almanzora area) .692 596681 847964 Southern Spain Damp Proofing .................................652 358672 960118 DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT 102335 Centro Dental Dr. Cremades (Vera) ........................950 390655 243327 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 478989 CRAFTS Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 Clinica Dental Palomares .....................950 109710 / 670 878427 R.F. (Marquetry) .....................................................711 003476 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 478534 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................643 563803 Clinica Dental Saludent (Huércal-Overa) ……………..950 135672 Dentalbox (Albox) .........................................................950 121284 CURRENCY Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 479444 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Odonto Stetic (Los Gallardos) ...........722 706732 / 950 398993 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319 Puerta de Vera (Vera) ........................................950395319 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 132047 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 Sue Osman (Therapist) ……...............950 473021 / 600 Susan Hales (Tarot) ............................................... 643 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 Dr. Wanda Broeshart ................................................610

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS

Cortinas Gredécor (Vera / Huércal-Overa) ..................950 391361 DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS Curtains with Style (See p.21) ......950 069032 / 678 811125 1:1 Diet ............................................ 711 019507 / 660 373103 Image (Helen) ....................................950 930192 / 665 178326 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631 Slim Well Spain ..............................................0044 7794118214 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Vicki (Turre) .............................................................650 764623

DIGGER HIRE See Excavation DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS & CLINICS (Private) Analysis Clinic (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 475282 Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Unicraft Upholstery ...................................................692 176069 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Euroclinicas (Vera) ........................................................950 391300

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DOG GROOMING Anita (5 Bone Kennels) …………......................……662 344734 Berta Ayora (Turre) ..................................................637 395775 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ............950 616820 / 617 456548 ChuchosChic (Mojácar) ........................950 168778 / 621 231369 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…...........................617 313587 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 663616 Lulu’s (Albox) ...................................950 952940 / 600 046557 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734 Pelitos (Los Gallardos) ............................................637 286176 Precious Perros Mobile Grooming (Aoife) ...............634 342470

Andy Lake - Williams Electrical ..............................…..677 741366 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres .....................................677 530410 / 610 750771 EMI Electrical Installations .......................................673 502867 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352 N.E.Electrics (Arboleas).............................................634 358777 Peace of Mind 24/7 ............................................... 637 974662 Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682 277576

ELECTRO-DOMESTICO REPAIRS Damaso ...................................................................647 292966

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES CDB Natural (Huércal-Overa) ...................................950 882237 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) ......634 322475 / 633 629883 Voluta's Place (Mojácar Playa) …...............................699 975552

ENTERTAINERS Shampooch professional pet grooming ........................642 276442 SoloPerros (Turre) ..................................................674 509382 Ulti-Mutt (Mojácar Playa) ...........+44 7894747657 / 634 332578 Vivancos Dog Grooming (Vera Playa) ......................608 178361

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

DOORS See Windows & Doors DRY CLEANERS City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255

DVD & VIDEO Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 Total Entertainment (Turre) ...950 468295 ...(Mojácar) 950 VHS to DVD conversion .. ........................................647

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ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS Eco1 (Garrucha) .........................................................627 690056 Econature (Turre) .....................................................652 647953

ELECTRICAL GOODS Centro Comercial Almanzora (Olula del Rio) .............950 442012 Centro Ferretería Lopez 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 A1 Services ………....................................................679 631458 Abbott Electrical ….............................638 010691 / 950 137208 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450

Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 All Skas ....................................................................635 333387 Amy Amy Amy Tribute Band ....................................645 886919 Andy Owen ...............................................................634 370388 Ashley Cathcart .......................................................693 486788 Bob Rock ...................................................................666 310251 Brendan O'Dee (Singer/Guitarist) ..............................610 855964 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Carl Lewis ...............................................................634 364041 Carol George (Female Vocalist) ..............................634 285009 D n A Accoustic Duo .................................................634 366372 Debbie Davis ............................................................694 438917 Dominic Doolittle .......................................................634 353525 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band ............................666 310251 Emma Wild ..............................................................642 276385 Flamenco Dancer (English speaking) ...............687480694 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Free Ride ...............................................................606 127424 Funky Nomad ..........................................................643 256459 Geoff Murrell ..............................................................699 462859 GuitarMac ( Guitar/Vocals ) .....................................634 340476 Harmony Duo .........................................................687 340544 Jack Law .................................................................689 750176 Jill Farmiloe (Female vocalist) .................................607 443908 JuJu Entertainment ............................950 950797 / 697 462746 John Vincent - Sinatra tribute ..................................642 097532 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Kayleigh Easton (vocals) ...................................... 642 581198 Kev Moore .............................................................600 762856 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 374525 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 475268 Loose Change ..............................................................671 754851 Marilyn Shipley ........................................................722 300797 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947

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BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 Calida Homes (Arboleas)......................950 430763 / 634 302801 Casa y Campo (Lubrin) (See front cover) ................678 587007 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia ...............................950 469592 / 659 265907 Complete Holiday Care .......................950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............……........................676 916088 D & D Property Care, Sales & Rentals .....643 335386 / 643 337063 Dream Homes Almería (Arboleas) ...............................697 875717 Españarural (Albox) ............................950 102505 / 654 359607 European Property Company (Mojácar) (See p.28)......950 285704 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767 Find Me A Home .................................951 914195 / 636 266641 FW Properties ................................634 325152 / 634 352285 Grupo Platinum Estates (San Juan) (See p.4) 950 466112 / 666 687251 Holmes for Homes (Arboleas) ..........850 993099 / 664 012024 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 Inmobiliaria Almanzora ..................... 9501 20406 / 637 251238 InmoTerreros (San Juan) ...............950 096180 / 666 255765 K7 Mojácar ...............................................................950 478555

ESTATE AGENTS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 AlmeríaCasas (Albox) .........................950 169680 / 658 845741 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 Mojácar Estates (See p.41)......................................950 478935 Almeria Property Finder (Albox) ................................950 431624 Almería Prop. Investments (Las Buganvillas).950 460874 / 666 260792 Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Antonio Martinez de la Casa (Energy certs)..............950 092094 Arboleas Property Shop .................…....................…958 003391 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914

Mojácar Homes & Villas ..........................................634 330652 Mojacarmar ......................................950 475891 / 636 903184 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 Neinor Homes ............................................................900 110022 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ..........................................950 473040

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New Wave Villas (Mojácar) (See back cover)950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería (See p.3)..............950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ............950 133508 / 628 585538 WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..........678 321111 / 950 618697

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

EXCAVATION Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 Bob (Mini digger) (Albox) ..........................................642 Construcciones Y Excavaciones Petete ....................696 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950

914257 392922 052944 841750 479185

Okisur (Mojácar) (See p.31) .......................................950 472010 Olive Property Sales (Bédar)(See cover) .950 469624 / 687 938466 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915 Property Floor Plans ................................................619 672431 Real Almería Property (Mojácar) .......950 336 769 / 620 368194 Realtors MB Spain ..................................................678 347125

Elite Plant Hire (JCB) ………….................................636 092632 MD Digger Hire & Construction.................................634 375428 Nash Groundworks ...................................................722 546192

EXCURSIONS Andinas Buggy Treks ..............................................645 984122 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 760389

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FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

FASHION

Dandara (Garrucha) ................................................950 617013 Aero Extinción S.L. (Almería) …............………………..950 263565 Etcetera (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 532810 Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067 Garabatis (Children's) (Mojácar Playa) …..........………670 035630 FIREPLACES Glad Rags (Albox) ……….........................................634 313071 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 H & R Men's Fashion (Albox) …................................692 682164 Liz Fashion Accessories (Garrucha) .627 970819 / 607 511179 FITNESS & DANCE Oasis Fashions (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473222

See also Activities-Clubs-Associations

Palme (Mojácar Playa) ............................................950 472813 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 478690 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Sunflower (Mojácar) ...............0044 7596 063544 / 600 880525 Taylor’s Hats, Caps & Accessories (Mojácar) ..........950 475877

Alison .....................................................................666 273168 Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre (Mojácar) ...............617 719913 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Debbie James (Personal training) (Mojácar) ...........687 619239 Dorothy Rowntree, personal trainer (Mojácar)..........666 815838 Fitness For All (Bédar) ………..........…………………..647 593323 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Gympower (Personal trainer) (Albox) ......................609 591606 Javi Orta, personal trainer (Mojácar) .........................651 693681 Jova Sport Center (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473137

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Platino Gym (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 284845 Sano Centre (Albox) ...................................................610 544306 Sano Centre (Huércal-Overa) ..................................666 021259 Sierra Club Desert Springs ........................................687 599115 Sol Yoga Centre (Arboleas) .........................................686 400331 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451

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La Venta de Alfaix Minimarket (Alfaix) ..........................950 469660 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Manoli (Arboleas) …...................................................627 941654 Price Busters (Albox) .................................................950 951494 Sol Supermercado (Albox) …................................….711 012006 FISHING Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar/Garrucha) ……… 634 352873 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Pete Fishing Trips (Mojácar/Garrucha) …..................634 379173 Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 468303 / 637 016107 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid & Graham). 647 020929 / 647 803030 The Best Catch (English Fish Supplier) ...................643 512369 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791 FISH & CHIPS The Chippy (La Alfoquía) ........................................634 324484

FLORISTS Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Isamy Florist (Los Gallardos) ...................................670 215902 LIS Florist (Garrucha) ................................................950 460901 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211

FLY SCREENS AA Window Doctor ..............……….........................…630 231644 Armadillo …..............................................................663 303350 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ...........................606 040462 / 610 000700 Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 472108 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637 393873

FROZEN FOOD SUPPLIER Valero Alonso (Antas) ..............................................950 453316

FUNCTION VENUES Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 418954

FUNERAL COMPANIES CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….............617 456259 / 617 456335

Curtains with Style .........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Dave ........................................................................634 351275 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 SpeedyFit ..............................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 159249 Mojácar Home Improvements .........................…….950 473104

FOOD SHOPS Catch of the Day UK Fishmonger ........ 634 301490 / 634 304288 Funeral Homes Robles (Cuevas) ..............................657 921383 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 Funeraria Ntra. Sra. de las Angustias (Vera) 950 390884 / 607 705672 Gastronomía (Delicatessen) (Las Buganvillas) .......950 132048

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FUNERAL PLANS Avalon Europe S.L. ............................950 069012 / 634 321296 Golden Leaves Funeral Plans (Benitachell)............. 966 493082 Iberian Funeral Plans ...........................951 203994 / 965 993498

FURNITURE PACKAGES Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Prosecco Tables ..............................................0044 7709 244366 The Furniture Doctor .............................................667 989270

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS

GARDENS

Abodes (Mojácar Playa) (See p.5)...............................697 778355 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ....950 633288 El Rincón de Mueble ....(Vera)950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Elleann’s Homestyle ....................................................674 514999 Embargos Bestiales (Antas El Real) .........................950 105711 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarrón)....968 153907 / 678 083491

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Antas Garden Centre (El Real) .............................610 243838 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs .(See p.17)........850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) ..............950 147763 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 La French Touch ......................................................607 226269 Lady Muck Gardening .............................................697 317557 Luke's Landscapes and Gardens ............................641 684017 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Mobile Shredder & Mulch Garden Service .............687 024884 Nash Groundworks ..................................................722 546192 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294

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GOLF TUITION Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Martin D’Archivio (Mojácar) .......................................635 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

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GRASS, ARTIFICIAL Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 947633 Inspired (El Real, Antas) ....................................... 950 147763 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192 Saxon’s Garden Maintenance ............618 920126 / 968 485729 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635 652745 The Tidy Gardener .................... 0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911 GUTTERING Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Smith Plumbing (Spanish Authorised).........................950 468041 Affinity Beauty Treatments (Turre) ............................678 Amazing Nails .........................................................641 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .....................................670 Angela Ellis - Holistic Therapist ...............................642 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 Avon Cosmetics (Bedar) ...........................................950 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …....647 092010 / 950 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos) .............................687 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos camping ) ..............950 Avon Cosmetics (Turre & Vera) .................................643 Avon (Total Entertainment, Albox) .............................950 Avon (Total Entertainment, Arboleas) ........................678 GAS TANK SUPPLIERS Beaches (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) (See p.6) .......950 Gas Alboran ..........................................656 662000 / 950 259382 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.37)..........................687 GIFT SHOPS Isabella (Vera Playa) ...............................................637 188901 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................643 Pralirium (Mojácar Playa) (See p.15) .................................676 298043 CDB Natural (Skin care) (Huércal-Overa) ................950 Carlos Barber Shop (Mojácar Playa)..........................610 Centro Estética (Mojácar Playa) …..................………950 GLASS CURTAINS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Claire & Inma (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….…...........................677 152911 SpeedyFit .......................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564

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GLAZING (Supply & Repair) AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 SpeedyFit ............................................950 472357 / 600

231644 475376 500711 390546 006032

GOLD & JEWELLERY BUYING Cash4Gold ...............................................................643 844247 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Gold & Jewellery Buying ...........................................616 453813 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 GOLF COURSES Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 655600 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) ............................... 644 505210 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 479176 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) Yasmin ......................656 646257 Desert Springs ........................................................637 861591 Elaine Mobile Hairdresser (Coast & Inland).................634 379424

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Elegance (Turre) ......................................................634 308877 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Forever Chic (Palomares)(See p.29) .....................601 634193 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Treatments (Ali) ...........................................634 308906 Isabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462 Jackie Miles Kirby …..................................………….642 829269 Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 Jenny’s Hair Design (Albox) .....................................620 447858 Kyra Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ...........950 106294 / 643 357906 Jing Nails .................................................................622 251432 Julian Hair Design ....................................................634 354507 Julie Rodriguez .......................................................634 338017 Kim White (Beauty)(Vera & Mobile) ………...……….637 149659 Lavender and Lemons ..............................................643 790511 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Miki Designe (Villaricos) ............................................635 867757 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Nicole Andreano (Las Buganvillas) ..........................675 622216

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

HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 089170 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ..............…………….657 513990

HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.23).......647 247494 / 950 092604 Graham (oil heating) ……….....................................620 112193 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634 312171

HIRE Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Mojácar) ..................641 679728 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)......634 322475 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Sound Systems ..........................…............................630 231644

HOME CARERS see also Nursing Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468 Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Helping Hands Mojacar ............................................678 590988 Indalo Care Group .......................................634332824 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765

HORSE RIDING Oceanic Massage Therapies (Mojácar)...666 710964 / 687 619239 Opulence (La Alfoquía) ….................................…...711 061763 Pascal Chevallier Emporium (Mojácar) ........................950 472790 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .650 092766 / 950 618129 Pure Natural Deodorant ...........................................950 066163 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626 144680 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Shiatsu Centro de Terapia (Huércal Overa) .............671 851135 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Stella’s Hair & Beauty (Las Buganvillas) ..................950 699973

Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...............................................639 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) .................................642 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628

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HOTELS & HOSTALS Casona Granado (Nr Lubrin) ...................................950 069077 Hostal Don Tadeo (Villaricos) ..................................950 467105 Hostal El Olivar (Mojácar Pueblo) .........950 472022 / 672 019767 Hostal Muria (Villaricos) ..............................................642 050290 Hostal Playa Azul (Villaricos) ................950 467075 / 609 386282 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650

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HOUSE & PET SITTING Chris Leek ...................................................................642 608805 David .............................................................................. 950 099905 Linda Pettit ...............................................................642 016954 Louise B. (LouB’s) ....................................................664 038031 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200

HOUSE CLEARANCE Almeria Castaño House Clearance .......611 028716 / 950 110404

Items For Sale Mojácar .......................694 439275 / 950 478753 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699

HYGIENE & FOOD HANDLING Grupo Sedesa (Vera) ...............................................950 390990

INSURANCE Adeslas ............................................950 472701 / 633 431900 Albox Insurance .......................................................950 121943 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) ...............................……………950 392487 Asisa (Vera) ................................................................950 391950 Axa .....................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098

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INTERNET TV Connexions (Turre) ...............................................950 479502 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa Digital .......................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Ezetv .......................................................................950 091112 GSF Communications ................................................950 473102 IPTV UK ....................................................................603 613918 IPTV Spain UKTV ...............................654 617496 / 699 386277 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 PC Playa (Mojácar) ......................................................634 356498 S E Telecoms ............................................................697 780499 UKTV Almería ....................................850 993202 / 694 440184

INTERNET PROVIDERS Albox Online ..........................................................950 091111 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................…………..950 479502 Next .............................................................................950 479369 Plusnet ................................................744 610389 / 850 992555 GSF Communications ...............................................950 473102 Satcomms ..............................................951 406556 / 622 524335

INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS 1-2-1 Translations (Spanish, English, Norwegian)......662 390453 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 677 530690 Andrés (Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Carolina Pérez Gallardo (Sworn Translator) ..............647 863745 Carolyn (Mojácar area) ........................950 132905 / 608 692545 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 Donna González-Linnitt ...........................................699 067922 Elizabeth ..................................................................662 504734 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876

JEWELLERY Castellón (Bédar) .................. ....................................642 Jewellery Paula (Albox) ...........................................960 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ........................................950 La Luna (Garrucha) .................................................950

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KENNELS, CATTERIES & PET SITTING Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Boarding Kennels Los Llanos de Rosa (cats & dogs) ..629 448073 Country Kennel (Turre) .........................950 473011 / 627 564640 Dog & Cat Sitter Service …………………..................676 389592 Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Five Bone Hotel (Turre) ............................................630 234556 Kareclif Cattery (Albox) ...........................................677 791165 Kit Cat Luxury Cat Suites (Los Gallardos) ..............674 113217 Palomino Kennels & Cattery ……....…671 916426 / 950 093087 Paws*A*While (Nr Albox) …....................................…696 562662 Pet Sitting in Your Home ………….......................…….637 061482 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200 Sleepy Hollow (Huércal-Overa) ….............................617 313587 The Hilton Cattery ............................950 163489 / 664565479 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas)….950 930585

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KEY CUTTING

LAUNDERETTES Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) .............................................639 161725 The Laundry Room (Vera Playa) ...............................666 007824

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

390255 332502 414327 132657

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 KITCHENS Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Artizan (Vera) (See p.2) ....................…950 390635 / 661 985310 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Cocinas El Real (Los Gallardos) .........639 036051 / 622 232186 Cocinas Puntocom (Huércal-Overa) ...950 921975 / 722 136950 Complete Renovations .....................644 389255 / 672 379960 Ergo Küchen (Huércal-Overa) ...................................636 447730 Harlequin Kitchens (Albox) ……........………………….619 584405 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 KDI Kitchens .............................................................605 163613 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104 Cam Concepts S.L. (Huércal-Overa) …......…………. 950 471357 Cervantes Alarcon Consulting (Garrucha) 950 106490 / 647 863787 Gecko Legal Services S.L. (Mojácar) 950 475949 / 638 264621

LANDSCAPING D & C Landscaping ..................................................634 359082 La French Touch .................. ..................................607 226269 Luke's Landscapes and Gardens ............................641 684017 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192

Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473192 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ................................950 478420 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568 Mayor Consulting (Garrucha) .......................................950 615185

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Guzman Seguridad (Albox) ..................950 431497 / 617 272885 Locksmith (Dean) .....................................................666 949213 Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................................697 243181

LOGS FOR SALE Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720 Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 LEISURE ACTIVITIES Firewood Arboleas .................................................647 and TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Leña Ramos (Arboleas) ….........................................616 Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 Leñas Reke (Los Gallardos) ....................................687 Extreme Adventure Mojácar ......................................687 919840 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Lunar Cable Park (Cuevas del Almanzora) .................665 512873 Nautarium Sea Museum (Garrucha) ………........…..950 139554 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358

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LIGHTING Light & Luz (Vera) ...............................950 391804 / 686 457714

LOCKSMITHS 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 828560 Lee (Arboleas) ...........................................................636 092632

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827783 243724 070839 966008 328779 855294

MARKETING Edela Media (Social Media) (Mojácar) ....................607 146352 Mojácar Business (Social Media) ............................950 680110

MASSAGE

Ideal Metal Designs ...................................................656 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 The Metal Works ..............................950 930520 / 638

834064 633090 707406 006032 900949

MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Hispavan (Antas) (See p.45) .....................................687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

Acupuncture & Massage ..........................................637 120429 Alternativa (Jessica Rippin) ......................................676 284170 Anushree (Cranio - Sacral -Therapy) ......................672 721096 MOTORCYCLES & QUADS Holistic Massage (Ali) ...............................................634 308906 D Perez Motor (Antas) ...............................................950 069022 Holistic Massage (Lorraine) ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Harley Dees …………................................................600 685550 Lymphatic Drainage & Cranio Sacral-Therapy (Gabi) 633 011442 Indalo Quads (Guided treks) ..................................634 315074 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 133033 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 938352

NEWSAGENTS Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051

Mike Sheehan (Neuromuscular Therapy) .....................657 050394 Oceanic Therapies (Mojácar) ......................................687 619239 Ray Daniel (Sports massage)………...........................617 741564 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ............................................643 102335 Zen Massage (Mojácar & Bédar) .............................643 766935

MEALS DELIVERED Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Dine In .......................... ..................................+44 7487392926 Hannah’s Kitchen ....................................................642 142745

METAL WORK AA Window Doctor ....................…............................630 Carpentería Metalica Chacón (Albox) …................950 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) …............………….950 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671

231644 431738 109986 000700 424558 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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NURSING see also Home Carers Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468

Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765

NUTRITION Alternativa (Anne-Marie Pichon) ...............................666 966573 Ashlí (Naturopathic & nutritional therapies) ................643 102335

ONLINE MARKETING Donna González Linnitt .............................................699 067922

OPTICIANS Federopticos (Aguilas) ……........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ..........................................950 121122 Multiopticas Indalo (Garrucha) ...................................950 460665 Multiopticas Indalo (Mojacar) .....................................950 472285

Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Optica Orbera (Albox) .....................................950430101 Optica Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …............................….950 472783 Opticalia (Albox) .....................................................950 121084 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279

OSTEOPATHS Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 352259 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) .................................695 355381 Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ............607 479379 / 950 132765 Osteo Maestra (Arboleas) ......................................950 449451 Sanatura (Albox) .................................610 269162 / 642 809453

PAINTING & DECORATING

Multiopticas Indalo (Campohermoso de Nijar) ............950 Natural Optics (Garrucha) .........................................950 Opticas Indalo (Garrucha) ..........................................950 Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950 Opticas Indalo (San Isidro de Nijar) ...........................950 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950

385082 133921 133865 130707 366200 121991

A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker ......................................950 099913 / 600 268176 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166 C.I.S Services (Arboleas) ........................................634 621747 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Darren Hargreaves ...................................................626 855483 Eddy Venner ............................................................711 035030 Grupo Brideca (shop) (Huércal-Overa) 950 471045 / 950 135881 IPB Painting ........................................661 184848 / 622 524335 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Jay the Painter ........................................................697 176787

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186107 227259 580295 472668 638670 004024

PHYSIOTHERAPY Caroline De Maeght (Villaricos) ................................650 134805 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 Clínica Fisioalbox (Albox) ..........................................629 402852 Clinica MOS Fisioterapia (Mojácar Playa) .................644 394335

PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures

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

PET SHOPS & TRANSPORT La Tienda de Basilio Rubio (Albox) ...........................950 431592 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) …..................……….667 562872 Mojácar Mascotas ......................................................679 411203 Pet Tag Engraving ...................................................711 006027 Fisiomar Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ....................667 425197 Tucano Mascotas (Vera) ............................................650 292670 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 Gabi Triebel (Mojácar Playa) ..............633 011442 / 950 472263 VetCare (Vera Playa) .................................................950 775102 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564 PEST CONTROL Jason …….........................................950 064015 / 680 903609 Vitea Fisioterapia (Vera) ...................950 390655 / 663 024255 Sedesa (Vera) …………............................................950 390990

PICTURE FRAMING

Casa de Cabra (Albox) ........................................ 633 364329 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096

PIZZERIAS

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES 20seven photography ................................................634 301635 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Bluwater Photography ….........…………………………616 189002 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 Fotos Fabrega (Albox) ………...........……………………950 430223 Indigo Photography & Video ...................................637 974793 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 Professional Video & Photographic Services inc. Aerial...647 202599 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 The Image Suite …….............................…........................647 918 848 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174

PHOTOCOPIES & SCANS

Antonella (Mojácar Playa) ................................……..950 450215 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ................................................................950 468425 D'Angelo (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478517 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) ....................................663 304531 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 472995 / 642 514738 Góndola (Garrucha) ..............................................950 133928 Gondola (La Alfoquía) ….....................……………..643 136117 Meson Felipe San Bernabé (Mojácar Playa) ..…….950 475966 Ilario Imperial (Mojácar Playa) ...............................….950 478098 Jardin (Vera Playa) .................................................950 467023 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) .......................................950 472928 Los Gurullos Pizzeria (Mojácar) ................................950 968242 Lucky Pizzeria (Villaricos) ........................................642 767122 Memoli (Vera Playa) ..........…………..950 093017 / 603 804676 Napoli (Mojácar Pueblo) .............................................950 102472 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 615100 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478308 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 478401 Rincon del Zahorí (Mojácar Pueblo) ..630 314400 / 661 604220 Quick (Garrucha) ......................................................950 132305 Sottocasa (Mojácar Playa) ........................................950 093075 Valentino’s (Mojácar Playa) .........................................621 279251

C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 PLASTERERS Servidea 2020 (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 399726 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 David Pritchard Construcciones ..........617 698418 / 662 046497 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Pukka plastering (Almanzora area) ...........................692 596681

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PLUMBERS 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 620 742954 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Graham ....................................................................620 112193 Knowles ….........................................950 137197 / 606 807797 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041

Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ................................................950 393835 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Pam’s Post (Albox) ............................................... 664 565479 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..................................951 250574 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN

AdverTees (Albox) ...................................................641 407147 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 PODIATRISTS Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 393835 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 See Chiropodists & Podiatrists Mojácar Business ....................................................950 680110 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 POOL COVERS 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452 Enclose My Pool ..................................606 040462 / 670 510097 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 24hr Casaserve .....................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 WS Cover ...................................................................667 480363 Arboleas Builders ………...............……950 930536 / 634 306690 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 Alloa Pool Care (Albox) ………….................…………..650 244018 Exclusive Holiday Villas ............................................950 092602 Almeria Pools .............................0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 Blue Diamond Pool Care ..............................697238933 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 Clean Pool Service (Arboleas) ...................................606 654389 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 601 634192 / 634 891709 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 D & J Pritchard Construcciones .........617 698418 / 662 046497 La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 Mojácar Homes & Villas ...........................................634 330652 Oasis Pool Cleaning Services ............634 332170 / 634 332178 Procare Property Service (Arboleas) .......................642 370681 Olive Tree Farm Pool Services ...............................643 463129 Triton Property Maintenance ...................................634 326322 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911 Pool Medics ……………...................................……….634 353525 Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682 277576 Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bédar) .........................637 915898 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & Procare Pools (Arboleas) ..........................................642 370681 RENTALS Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Almería Holiday Rentals ............................................638 701670 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 Almería Property Agency (Arboleas) …..850 993099 / 606 281865 Triton Pool Cleaning ...............................................634 326322 Almeria Rentals ................................. 650 764623 / 648 523073 Tropicana Swimming Pool Construction 650 906114 / 689 404244 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998 APT Lets (Valle del Este) ….................950 619227 / 626 578164 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 670 869533 POSTAL SERVICES Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover).............….950 478643 Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 Casa Benedict Rentals (Turre) …...………....…………616 189002 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Casa Paz Holiday Lettings (Huercal-Overa) ...........693 935118 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..950 118043 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861

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Clean Team Property Care & Rentals 850 993202/ 642 911850 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ........................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………...........950 478612 / 610 808631 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 E-Property Almería ...................................................677 146592 Exclusive Holiday Villas ..........................................950 092602 Findmeahome ....................................951 914195 / 636 266641 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Holiday Letting Service ........................950 472903 / 627 565049 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Inmoterreros ...................................................................950 096180 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0044 (0)1293 863320 La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .......................950 699947 / 634 972377 Mojácar Homes & Villas ...........................................634 330652 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …...............................…636 903184 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915

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Real Almería Property (Mojácar) ............................634 316068 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Sandy Goldfinch ........................+44 7767 301159 / 670 575897 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562 Sunshine Villas............................………850 993202 / 694 440184 The Key ................................................................0044 7541 842710 Triton Property Services ..........................................634 326322 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052

PROPERTY PROMOTERS Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Elegant Homes S.L. ............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar ......................................................950 469496 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 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

PSYCHOLOGIST Dr. Jane Thompson ............................968 485729 / 618 920126

RADIO STATIONS Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864 Smooth FM online (89.8) ........................................634 332666 Spectrum FM (96.1) ............................950 615142 / 678 332815

REFRIGERATION

MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL ...607 364917 / 607 366040 Items For Sale Mojácar ..................694 439275 / 950 478753 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 REMOVALS & STORAGE Moovit Transport & Storage ...............950 930316 / 642 586701 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 See also Van & Man Hire St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Storage 42 Removals and Storage (Albox) ...............634 325639 Brian’s Removals (Mojácar Playa) .........................674 280268 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 049524 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 UK Direct ..................UK 0044 7719.118.879 / Spain 642 099479 Indalo Storage .........................................................950 821002 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 Indalo Transport ......................................................950 821002 Wanderers Transport and Storage ..UK 0044 7906852325 / 623 300425

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RESTAURANTS & BARS

El Pinar Bar El Pinar ...........................................................634 302673

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Garrucha

Agua Amarga

La Chumbera ............................................................634 676298 Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 460588 Los Tarahis (Beachbar) .............................................950 138235 Casa Adriana ......................................637 099475 / 950 133154 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014 Chino Peking (Chinese) .............................................950 132948 GBG ……………...................................950 132625 / 639 915993 Albox Bar Lepanto .......................................642 859040 / 950 120261 Góndola ....................................................................950 133928 Chapman’s ..............................................................950 091188 La Cantina de Floor ....................................................950 132757 Cornish Pride ...................................................………666 618933 Maui Gastro ….................................................………950 460882 Elephant Cafe ...........................................................699 090183 Nautico …................................................................687 918669 Gran Muralla (Chinese) ...........................................950 120166 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 460604 Happy Garden (Chinese/Asian). ................................950 120851 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950 617131 La Cena ……........................................……………..950 430930 Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 133043 La Palmera ….............................................................950 430993 Tierra y Mar .............................................................643 463940 La Parrilla ................................................................950 430024 Huércal-Overa Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 430145 Chiringuito Kiosko Bar El Parque ...........................677 403224 Restaurante Virgen del Saliente ................................669 300291 Enoteca Crisbe ...................................950 134100 / 607 338460 Scrumptious ...............................................................608 543866 El Capricho …........................................................637 595326 Taberna Topares ........................................................647 443248 TCs .............................................................................642 347943 El Paladar .......................................673 695939 / 631 494536 Terraza Lamarlo ........................................................670 306290 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639 231507 New Why Not? ............................................................950 135614 The Taj (Indian) ........................................................950 633278 La Alfoquía Gondola .................................................……………..643 136117 Alfaix La Venta de Alfaix .....................................................671 272464 Indian Tandoori ........................................................632 110888 The Heathers ......................................624 215330 / 642 835993 Antas El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081 Las Herrerias Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048 Eugenia ......................................................................950 069021

Arboleas Aroma Cafe Bistro .................................................850 Bar Limaria ..............................................................950 Harley’s ...................................................................642 Hostal Meson ………..........................950 430137 / 635 Hotel Rural Azabache ............................................690 Nueva Trinidad ........................................................642

Los Gallardos 993822 930047 637371 612738 258813 662065

Bédar

Apolo ……...................................................…………..600 El Palacio ..................................................................641 Meson Verfran ...........................................................950 Miraflores ..................................................................950 Oasis Pool Bar ...........................................................693

495182 650907 099954 528324 734991

Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo

Aku Aku (Beachbar) ...............................950 478981 / 634 979360 El Cortijo ...................................................................950 398108 Alma Beach Club ......................................................674 665806 El Paso ................................................678 868963 / 950 469409 Al Punto (Brazilian) ...................................................950 475899 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 Ankara Beach Terrace ..............................................950 473042 Cabrera Antonella (Italian) .............................................……..950 450215 Riad Cabrera ………………….....................................950 092042 Aurora (Beachbar) ....................................................950 472163 Cerro Gordo BaoBab .....................................................................689 642923 Bistro Bonita .......................................650 599739 / 950 930169 Badgers ................................................678 141556 / 950 478525

Cortijo Grande Finca Listonero .........................................................950 982045

Cucador La Vida

……….................................….........……….950 634562

Desert Springs Resort El Torrente Restaurant ........................................……950 091546

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) La Montaña ...............................................................950 398856

El Pilar de Lubrin Restaurante Albar ....................................................647 877091

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Dolce Vita ................................................................950 478476 Don Pancho (Mexican) .................................................950 472543 El Anzuelo ...............................................................950 283401 El Barrio Libre .........................................................670 694728 El Cid (Beachbar) ..............................950 472063 / 696 056128 El Deseo ..................................................................629 287265 El Gaucho ................................................................663 304531 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 El Toro .....................................................................691 628061 Enrico (Italian) ...................................950 472995 / 642 514738 Fusion Beach ...........................................................950 615224 Ganesha (Indian) ...................................................602 006977 Gastro Malabar (See p.11)........................................950 472970 Habana 1957 ...........................................................850 987214 Hola Ola (Beachbar) ................................................664 097279 Ilario Imperial (Italian) ..............................................950 478098 Imperial Playa (Italian) ..............................................950 475360 Jeff’s Bistro .........................................................0044 7487 253912 Koi …...........................................................................950 615452 Kontiki (Beachbar) .................................................617 774330 Kukis .........................................................................950 377076 La Bohemia .............................................................677 659072 La Cabaña ................................................................950 615179 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 615030 La Cava ...................................................................950 472181 La Cometa ...............................................................950 615209 La Estancia …….............................................………654 562449 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472177 La Paratá ...................................................................950 375590 Los Amigos ......................................…………………950 478489 Los Gurullos Pizzeria .............................................950 968242 D’Angelo .....................................................................950 478517 Levante .....................................................................950 615224 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Lua Beach Club ...........................................………… 950 472643 Lucero ………..................................................……….673 544617 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mesón El Que Faltaba ...............................................950 478806 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Marama .....................................................................606 615435 Marcelo Entre Tapas ............................673 744249 / 950 027218 Martín Morales ..............................................................950 478812 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ...................…………….950 475966 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mimi’s Bar ..................................................................651 872604

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Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Calima (Moroccan) ..................................................608 807331 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Aleman ...............................................................617 317801 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 La Candela …...........................................................647 724367 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................................950 615106 Napoli Pizzeria .........................................................950 102472 Pulcinella (Italian) .....................................................950 478401 Restaurante Aires del Sur ..........................................637 938996 Restaurante Mamabel's ...............................................950 472448 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 Rincon del Zahorí .............................630 314400 / 661 604220 Viento Norte ........................................................636 347112

Palomares 102 Tapas Bar …………....................950 467745 / 615 157905. Akua .......................................................................621 210854 Asagía Asador .........................................................662 305051 Monika’s Bar .......................................950 467720 / 659 672615 La Dulce Casa ….............................950 618059 / 950 467768 The Oasis ............................................950 467381 / 676 365010

Partaloa Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….612 508447

Piedra Amarilla, Partaloa Lorena’s ...................................................................634 345353

Pueblo Laguna New Bistro ................................................................608 921287 Restaurant Laguna …………….........................……..950 132566

San Juan de Los Terreros Costa Tranquila (Beachbar) ......................................620 La Geoda ..................................................................673 Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 Mondy Playa ........................................600 254314 / 622

236798 020159 466323 807809

Turre Alice’s Bar ……….......................................................620 Casa Adelina ............................................................950 Chili ...........................................................................950 Ciringuito Extreme .....................................................673 Doner Kebab ............................................................603

876485 479153 468425 617732 527699

Gran Muralla (Chinese) …….......................................950 618880 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 Zaika Fusion ..........................................................632 727851 La Pará ……………………..................................…….637 545590

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Valle del Este Golf

RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS

Hole in One Karen’s Bar ..........................................950 461068 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Sawadee Thai .........................................................634 393235

ROOFING

Vera

Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 Ark Roofing ...............................................................634 379173 La Amistad …………….…......................................…666 272817 RUGS & CARPETS Terraza Carmona ...................................................950 390760 Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)..........868 931872 / 671 715294 P & R Rugs (Los Llanos de Aroleas) .......................665 258680 Vera Playa Armony Beach Club .................................................617 745021 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 642856 RURAL TOURISM Bar La Reva ..........................................................618 541115 Cortijo Pocico de la Nava (Mojácar) ...........................670 777752 Benitos/La Alcazaba ..................................................633 530453 Finca Arboleda (Vera) ..............................................678 027656 Chiringuito Cositas ..................................................610 959770 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................950 467541 Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 462540 SATELLITE TV KOA/Blue Parrot ......................................................611 482966 ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.23).....647 247494 / 950 092604 La Peperina .........................................678 643013 / 678 642856 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 478202 Europa Digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Maraú Beach Club ……................................…………671 580340 GBTV (Albox and Mojácar) .......................................616 888058 Paradise Bar/Chiringuito ...........................................667 554957 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ...............................950 473102 Pizzeria Jardin ..........................................................950 467023 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 Yaho (Thai / Asian) .................................................645 018403 Tweaks (Albox) .........................................................620 040331

Vera Playa (Las Buganvillas / Pueblo Laguna) Dragon Chino ............................................................950 La Colonial ……………….........................................….950 Dee’$ Dollar Bar ........................................................950 Memoli Pizzeria ......................………..950 093017 / 603 Pub Millionaire ....................................950 617467 / 637

SCREENED PATIO & POOL

133226 ENCLOSURES 133918 372295 Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097 804676 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ....................................677 114576 255978 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9).. 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….…...........................677 152911 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.41)........................................627 907207

SCUBA DIVING Buceo Mojácar ........................................................950 472760

SECOND HAND

Vera Playa (Naturista) Bar Oh La La! .........................................................616 338355 Chiringuito Naturista ................................................950 397726 La Golondrina ............................................................683 342376 Puntonat ..................................................................636 401424

Villaricos Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 467590 Don Tadeo ..................................................................950 467105 El Faro ..................................................649 766252 / 687 351764 El Galeon ……...................................................……671 588790 El Gato ..............................................619 884792 / 628 169659 Gastrobar D’Alvaro ......................................................648 220383

Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles).....UK 7413 190882 / 643 137106 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Items for Sale Mojácar .....................694 439275 / 950 478753 John’s (Albox) ..........................................................634 325639 Merka Recycla (Huércal Overa) .........950 616683 / 666 577006 Pink House (La Concepción) ...........622 288750 / 681 095096 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEWING Alice .........................................................................620 876485 Alexis Shillinglaw .....................................................634 361874 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 Lola Alterations & Repairs (Mojácar Playa) .950 475994 / 637 963835 Solo Style ...............................................................626 319907 Sew n Sew Susie (Albox area) ..........950 930643 / 633 683872 The Sewing Room ....................................................607 375697

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SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Desarascos Litesa ............................670 863791 / 609 Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 Limaser (Vera) ……..................................................950 Sepserve (All areas) …..............................................675

442695 088966 768587 366355 390732 838808

SHOE REPAIRS Keys Copy Centre (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472982

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle) Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492

SKIP HIRE Aridos Mojácar S.L. ..................................................650 Casa Conchillo (Albox) ......................950 430740 / 695 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 Servacon .....................................................................950

914257 844425 479185 475853

SNOOKER HALLS CD Snooker Mojácar ..............................................609 026526 Snooker Ambigu (Los Gallardos) .................................661 973205

SOLAR ENERGY Bédar Directo ..........................................................689 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See page 19)...........950 Ecocorp (See p.33) .................................................671 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ............................609 888549 / 950 Hispavan Solar ..................................950 047033 / 687 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636

702916 472947 716597 468230 845730 261240

SOLICITORS Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040

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SPAS IndalOcio (Arboleas) ................................................850 993090 Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .......................................950 472845

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING True Blue Pools & Spas ..........................................661 148998

SURVEYORS Philip Chesler (Chartered Surveyor).............................687 814369 Survey Andalucía (Architect Daniel González) ............686 846624

SWEET SHOPS Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................950 118 043

TATTOO ARTISTS Classic Tattoo (Mojácar Playa) .................................605 611782 Lisa V Tattoos (Cantoria) ....................634 362737 / 642 024810 Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374

TAXIS (Legal) Levante Radio Taxis (all areas)................................950 888111 Exclusive Shuttles pre-booked airport taxis (office hours).950 092602 Marlan Taxis Villaricos .................................................609 764900 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 Babelia (Mojácar) ……..........…........635 577562 / 950 397114 C & P Solicitors (Mojácar) ….....…………950 460731 / 675 383 160 Cabrera Cervantes (Turre) ................950 099400 / 627 464545 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 EuroAbogados (Vera) .................................................950 617017 José Francisco López Molina .............950 133607 / 635 189986

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Albox-Online ………..............................…………….950 091111 Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 479502 George’s Sales & Repair (Vera Playa) 950 042338 / 661 375489 Indalphone .............................(Mojácar) 950 475784 / 622 455 608 Indalphone ...........................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Orange (Vera) ...........................................................950 393538 Next .............................................................................950 479369 The Phone House (Albox) …………….950 121045 / 670 359698

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TILING & PATIO WORK See also Building Services 1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 ABS Steve Ennis ....................................................687 846016 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Arboleas Paving ……………...............................…….636 092632 Borders .....................................................................647 803030 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .......................................................... 697 678708 United Tile ................................................................667 702817

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

TIMBER SUPPLIERS

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

Wood2Go (Velez Rubio)..............................................950 614050

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Nautarium (Sea Museum) (Garrucha) ………………….950 139554 Nijar Butterfly Farm .................................................617 692778 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

UPHOLSTERY

TRANSLATING - see Interpreters TRANSPORT - see Removals TRAVEL

Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Jone’s Mobile (Upholstery cleaning) …....……………661 571939 Unicraft (Upholstery) ...................................................692 176069

Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) ...............................950 469061 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Exclusive Airport Shuttles ........................................950 092602 Levante Travel (Garrucha) ...................950 132258 / 628 604752 Mojácar Tour (Mojácar Playa) ............................…..950 475757 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................868 782663 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950 121021 Zafiro Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 615343

TUITION Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre ........................669 294342 English tuition & conversation (TEFL) (Vera) ............642 314316 Espanglish ...............................................................950 390037 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Hind (French & Arabic, Mojácar) ...............................616 605341 Jewellery making ......................................................642 435909 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)...........950 460472 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Pencils English Academy (Garrucha)..........................634 314110 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) ..647 677097

Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Upholstery Larios (Cuevas del Almanzora) 950 456 364 / 651 998738

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

VAN & MAN HIRE See also Removals & Storage Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ..........................600 225929 IIndalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 K.Morris (Vera) ............................0035 711004024 / 0044 7759692010 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096

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VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

Veterinary Centre (Huércal-Overa) …........................950 616781

WATER (Tanker Delivery)

Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ........................................673 195872 Sierra Cabrera Water ........................651 994419 / 608 057941 JFK Karz ................................................................643 790511 Veloc Tuning ECU Remapping Services ..................600 827517 WATER PARK Aquavera (Vera Playa) ............................................950 467337

VEHICLE SALES

AA Car Sales (Mojácar) ...........................................950 459208 WATER TREATMENTS Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) …......................667 439671 Healthy H2O ..............................................968 437270 / 666 302 987 AutoFex (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663

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WEB SERVICES MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Mojácar Web Services ..............................................633 202248

WINDOW CLEANING Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Don (Mojacar) .........................................................666 814913 Idea (Mojácar) ...................................................……..605 162709 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 James .......................................................................678 988812 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ...................634 322526 Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 Time 2 Shine (Mojácar & surrounding area) 634 615753 / 639 465450 Speedyfit ...........................................950 439228 / 600 Window Panes ..........................................................617 208231 WINES Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……..............................….950 WINDOWS & DOORS AA Window Doctor ...................................................630 231644 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 Complete Renovations .......................644 389255 / 672 379960 Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 David A. Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Interglaze ……..............................…...................... 680 743311 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 393305 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….….........................677 152911

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WOOD & PELLET STOVES Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028

ZOO & PARK

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

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Community News mention he makes of all the colleagues for the very important job they do for society: “For me, these three firefighters from the Levante Almeriense, in this act, have represented not only themselves, but in our case, the whole team. I want to extend to all the firefighters of our province of Almería, of all of Andalucía and of the rest of the country, that each time we intervene we put our ourselves at risk, giving the best we can achieve and with the due professionalism, Three Levante Almeriense commendable at times of recognitions like these.” Firefighting Consortium Francisco Torres Ortega also wanted to thank all Firefighters Decorated the people and authorities which have made these Three firefighters assigned to the Levante recognitions possible. Almeriense Firefighting and Rescue Consortium have been decorated with the Andalucía Local Thanks to the Almería Provincial Council and the Police Order of Merit Cross with Green Emblem 13 municipalities which make up the Levante category, the only representatives of the fire- Almeriense Region, the Levante Almeriense fighting department in the whole of Andalucía, Firefighting and Rescue Consortium was in a ceremony held on November 15th in Almería constituted in April 2007. From the seven firemen that started out in 2007, today there is a team city. of 49 firefighters and three fire stations: one in The three decorated firefighters are Federico Turre, one in Huércal-Overa and another in Albox. Cerdá López, Javier Jiménez Vicioso and corporal Francisco Rivas, who received the recognition for their work along with other members of the Civil Guard and State Security from throughout Andalucía. This recognition originates from their action in September 2019, when due to the torrential rains triggered by a “Dana”(an isolated depression high up in the atmosphere)in the El Saltador area, a car was swept away by the water and a woman was left trapped by the current with serious risk to her life. These three firefighters, in risky manoeuvres, did not stop until she was rescued. Francisco Torres Ortega, Firefighting Consortium Service Chief, made public a letter in which as well as congratulating the award-winners, he expresses his satisfaction at them being the only ones chosen from this service in the whole of Andalucía and the honour of being in charge of them and all the colleagues who make up the Consortium. Noteworthy in this open letter is the special

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What’s On Almería The Russian Ballet comes to the Auditorio Maestro Padilla in Almería city at 8.30pm on December 17th. They are performing excerpts from Tchaikovsky ballets and Ravel’s Bolero. Tickets are 23 & 28 euros. La Granja de Zenón (Zenon’s Farm) is a family musical, particularly for very young children, on December 6th at 12 noon & 5pm, Teatro Cervantes, Almería city. Tickets are 12 euros in advance and 15 euros at the door. The ballet ‘El lago de los cignes 3D’ (Swan Lake) comes to the Maestro Padilla Auditorio in Almería city on December 6th at 6pm. Tickets are 14 & 16 euros. A homage concert to Montserrat Caballé comes to the Maestro Padilla Auditorio in Almería city on December 11th at 9.30pm. It is performed by her daughter Montserrat Martí Caballé and ‘Los Chicos de Coro’ choir. Tickets are 22 & 26 euros.

The City of Almería Orchestra and the Granada City Choir perform Handel’s Messiah at the Maestro Padilla Auditorio in Almería city on December 22nd at 8.30pm. They are conducted by Michael Thomas and tickets are 10 euros.

Apolo, 25 Rambla Obispo Orberá, Almería , tel: 950 230 922. Mon- Fri, 10.30am-1.30pm & 6-8pm, or Sat, 11am-1pm. Tickets can be purchased from 2hrs before performances at the venue or from www.ticketmaster.es or call Ticketmaster: 902 1500 25. Main branches of ‘CaixaBank’ have machines which issue tickets; including Vera near the church square.

A Michael Jackson tribute concert comes to the Maestro Padilla Auditorio in Almería city on December 26th at 12 noon. The show has been touring in other Spanish cities with good reviews Tickets for Teatro Cervantes, and tickets are 15 & 18 euros. Almería city, from box office at Calle del Poeta Villaspesa,1. Open Mon-Fri, The Russian National Ballet 11am-1pm & 4pm-7pm, Saturday company perform Tchaikovsky’s from 11am-2pm, or 1hr before ballet ‘El Cascanueces’ (The p e r f o r m a n c e s , o r f r o m Nutcracker suite) at the Maestro w w w. t o d a s l a s e n t r a d a s . c o m Padilla Auditorio in Almería city on January 9th at 7pm. Tickets are 26 & 30 euros. I Wanna Dance The 80s comes to Teatro Cervantes Almería city on January 16th at 8.30pm. Tickets are 10 euros in advance or 12 euros at the door. Tickets for concerts in Almería (except Teatro Cervantes) available from the ticket office in the Teatro

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What’s On Albox

Vera

Queen Revolution comes to the ABBA Dancing Queen, a tribute Centro de Agua & Salud on concert, comes to the auditorio December 17th at 9pm. Tickets 18 on December 12th at 8pm. Tickets euros from www.bravoentradas.es are 18 & 20 euros. The Imperial Russian Ballet company perform Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘El lago de los cignes’ (Swan Lake) at the auditorio on December 18th at 6pm & 9pm. Tickets are 23 euros.

Roquetas de Mar

Huércal-Overa

Camponilla is a musical for children that comes to the Teatro Villa on December 26th at 5pm. Tickets are 12 euros. Tickets for events are available from the box office on Monday to Tickets for the auditorio Friday from 9.30am-2pm, Monday performances are available from to Thursday from 5pm to 7pm and the Convento de la Victoria or 1hr before the performances, or www.bravoentradas.es from www entradasho.es.

The Fima Orchestra and choir perform Mozart’s opera Cosi Fan Tutte at the auditorio on December 8th and 10th at 8pm. Tickets are 20, 25, 35 & 50 euros. Zambomba Entre Flamencos is a flamenco show at the auditorio on December 19th at 8pm. Tickets are 15 euros.

Roquetas de Mar Auditorio tickets are on sale at www.teatro auditorioroquetas.org or the ticket office open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11am-1pm & 6pm-8pm

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What’s On Aguilas tickets from Victoria Travel 968 410 929 & www.bacantix.com, M u s e o A rq u e o l ó g i c o , w w w. auditorio-aguilas.org or from 2hrs before performances at the box office.

Mojácar

Exhibitions Lucía Montero has an exhibition of her sculptures at the Águilas auditorio foyer from December 2nd-30th on Tuesdays to Sundays from 6pm-9pm.

Miscellaneous

Neón is a circus show that comes PAWS-PATAS The second hand to the Centro de Usos Múltiples book sale at Scotty's El Tropico is (Artisan centre) on December 4th held on the second Tuesday of the at 6pm. Tickets are 5 euros. Aguilas month, 10.30am - 1pm. All proceeds to stray cat neutering. El Musico Un Poco Loco is a family musical that is a tribute to Coco, performed by the Piturda company on December 11th at 5pm at the auditorio. Tickets are 15 euros in advance and 20 euros at the door. The 19th Sinergia Festival of Dance “Pa´Lante” is performed by the Spanish Dance Studio at the auditorio on Dec. 19th at 8pm. Tickets are 5, 6 & 7 euros. The event is a fundraiser for children with cancer. The Promusica 2021-2022 series of concerts has now started. On December 10th there is a performance in honour of COVID19 victims by the Cartagena Symphonic String Orchestra performing works by Verdi, Wagner’s Adagio for strings and clarinet and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. On January 2nd there is a New Year concert by the Region of Murcia Orchestra. On January 28th there is a chamber concert by pianist Olena Miso. Tickets for each concert are 10 euros, or a season ticket can be purchased from the association at Calle Castelar no 2, by telephoning: 6 2 6 476 3 8 9 o r v i a promusicaaguilas@hotmail.com.

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

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

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Saturday: Los Llanos, between Arboleas & Albox Sunday morning: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre Tues - Fri, 10am-1pm, Plaza San Antonia, Barrio Alto, Albox. Extensive English Library, DVDs and talking books, monthly magazine, monthly quiz, trips. www.almanzoragof.org or Facebook: Almanzora Group of Friends. Tel: 602 495 306 Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel. Cynthia 693 789 742 Almeria Link Friendship Group Membership is free and open to all. We meet at weekends in the Mojacar area to enjoy dining experiences and form friendships. New members are always welcome. Please contact Bob on 950472551

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar First and third Thursday of every month (except July and August), 10.30 am, coffee and chat at the Levante Restaurant on the Playa esplanade (opposite Price Brown estate agents). Ex-Forces and non-Services are all welcome. Second Thursday of every month, Quiz at Badgers at 2pm. Quiz open to anyone and if you're on your own we can "join you up" with a team. For any enquiries call the Secretary on 634372294 or email mojacar.secretary@rbl.community. For welfare advice or help, email SpainNorthCommunitySupport@rbl.co mmunity. The Royal British Legion - Zurgena & District Branch Heather’s Bar, La Alfoquia, first Thursday of the month, 11a.m. Email zurgenaRBL secretary@yahoo.co.uk. See www.british legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena

WOW Women on Wednesday Scotty’s, Mojácar Playa, 2pm. Get Mojácar Walking Group together, buy, sell, swap, meet new people. Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. w w w. m o j a c a r wa l k i n g g r o u p . c o m Dames in Huércal Overa 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Hostal Vera & District Lions Club Rural Los Sabores de Miguel. All welcome. 6.00pm on the first Wednesday of the month at Hotel Terraza Carmona, Vera. Tel. Carolyn 637 798 494 Telephone Jo Pearson on 711 00 56 82 Dames in Spain (Mojácar) or email veralionssecretary@gmail.com Talks, trips, support for local charities. for more information. 3rd Mon. of the month, 11.00am Sensations Restaurant, Mojácar Playa. AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Chairperson Carol Threlfall. Secretary Almanzora No Jenny Trask . See fb Dames in Spain. Association campaigning for the Guests welcome. Tel: 674 477 679 legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley built without proper authority. Dames in Turre Meeings on 3rd Sat. of every other 11am, last Mon in the month, Hostal month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 Rural, Turre. Talks, trips, support for 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org local charities. Guests welcome. Chairman, Carol Pazdzierski Tel: 950 099 932, Vera Photo Club Membership Secretary, Eileen McGill Tel: First Sunday of month, Bar La Pará, Turre (opposite the Vet), 10am - 12.30pm. 652 298 072 Presentations by invited speakers, field Mojácar Community Library trips, instruction, studio photography, Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, monthly assignments and exhibitions. 11am - 1pm . All levels welcome. Phone Sarah Flamenco Forum for English 670003717 or Claus 628585538. Speakers on Facebook. Information and events. Tel: 687 480 694

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Mojacar Photo Group meet 2nd Sunday each month at Dee’s Dollar Bar, Pueblo Laguna with monthly presentations, themes and challenges. Open to all levels, training available for beginners. Contact Andy: 650406167 or mpg@funnell.eu Freemasons in the Province of Almeria Craft & Chapter. 661 026 912 or 670 27 27 37 Freemasons – The Side Degrees Mark, RAM, RSM, OSM & Allied. 678 574 579 Cabrera Music Club For info call Richard: 666 274 861 cabreramusicclub@albox-online.net Albox Computer Club Hotel La Parrilla, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. www.indaloh3.com Traditional Japanese Reiki and Gendai Reiki Ho Classes, workshops, and Reiki shares in Mojacar. Tel: 634 347 930, website: www.gendaireikispain.com Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Meditation Class, Crystal Class and Holistic Therapies. Contacts : 672 061 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana) Ancestry Club for Beginners & Intermediate Tel. 634 309 590 Mojácar Bridge Club Mon and Thurs, 7pm. Marina Playa Hotel. Contact Les 950 437 100 / 634 219 174 Facebook: Mojácar Bridge Club Psychic Development Circle Various classes at different times. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities continued Amigos de los Coches Clasicos Local multi-national group of classic car enthusiasts. Meetings the first Thursday of the month, 3pm, Hotel Rural Miguel Rosi, junction 559 E15/A7. www.a-c-c.es, email: info@a-c-c.es, tel. David 950 412 165 Miraflores 1/10 Scale RC Club Thursdays, 3pm. Tel: Richard on 666 274 861 for more details. Model Aero Flying Club, Cortijo Grande Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Jeff on 950 469304 or Colin on 666 982186

Religious Groups & Churches Church of England (Anglican Churches) Mojacar, Sundays, 11am. Llanos del Peral, Sundays,11am. Alhambra Chapel, 1st Thursday monthly at 11am. Priest in Charge, Rev. Vincent Oram 603 659 139. For directions, details and to find out more about our church activities please s e e o u r we b s i te w w w. a l m e r i a anglican.com Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: 652 293 269

Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) Tel: 607 316 553

Support Groups & Charities Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 677 688037 MACS Cancer Support Group General Enquiries call 634 328 334 10am to 4pm. 24/7 Careline: 634 656 555. Fully Spanish registered charity. Shops in Mojácar, Turre, Albox and Huercal-Overa open Mon-Fri, 10-2pm www.macscancersupport.com Email: macscancersuppor t@live.co.uk Stepping Stones Carers Support Group Turre Evangelical Hall, Thurs, 11am-2pm. Tel 950 472 822 or 677 683 385 www.steppingstonescarerssupport.com

The Evengelical Church, Turre Avda. de Almería, on the corner of Pita Escuela Agave School C/Alberquillica. Sunday, 10.30am. of Río Aguas. A multicultural, Tuesday, 3pm Bible studying. Midweek environmental and musical project, prayer meeting. Tel. 950 617 549 or 950 specialized on the integral usage of the 472 349. www.turrechurch.com agave plant and the processing of its wood.Tel 630 66 18 65 (Timbe) New Life Church, Huercal-Overa pitaescuela@hotmail.com We are a Jesus centred church family Sunseed learning to love one another. Sunday A hands-on practical centre for lowservice at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu impact living and environmental tel. 685 628 184 education in Los Molinos del Rio Aguas near Sorbas. Free tours at 4pm. www.sunseed.org.uk Tel: 950 525 770 Living Water Church Mojacar Playa Opposite Red Cross Centre and Salas Farmacia. Sunday Service 11am. Bible study Tuesday 11am. Cafe Church Thursday 11am to 1pm. For further info contact Pastors Dave 697 522 521 or John 634 254 781. See FaceBook or visit www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com

Age Support Almanzora Shop and welfare office near Peugeot garage, Albox. Helpline 634 316 573

Aguaviva Evangelical Church Near the health Centre, opposite BiciBox, Albox. Tel: Rod Southwood, 687 560 544

Universal Wonderful Street Academy NGO that supports street children in Accra (Ghana). Registered charity. www.universalwonderfulstreetacadem y.org. Beatriz: 617 182 154

New Life Church, Huercal-Overa We are a Jesus centred church family learning to love one another. Sunday service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu tel. 685 628 184 Send details of your group to almeriafocus@gmail.com WhatsApp: 670 849 265

Roman Catholic Masses These canbe found on www.misas.org for most places.

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Ostomist Support For Expats Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojacar Area Meetings:- Monday 6pm, Turre Evangelical Church (Avenida de Almeria, Turre). Friday, 6pm, Living Water Church, Mojacar Playa (opposite Red Cross building). Tel: 634 300 364 or email aaspain@gmail.com Al-Anon Family Groups for people whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking. Meetings Mondays, 4:45 - 5:45 at Turre Evangelical Church. Tel: 698460801 or email AlAnon.LaAlfoquia@gmail.com

Harmony Community Support Providing assistance to those in need. Tel. 634 339 192 Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 14:00 help@harmonycharity.com


Activities - Clubs - Associations Music & Drama Groups

Yoga

Dance

Indalo Players Well established drama group always looking for new members to act or help back stage. Tel. Bill White on 671 81 08 19 or email williamwhite9552@aol.com

Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Various different styles of yoga including Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Integral Yoga. Holistic Therapies including Reiki, Thai Foot Massage, Reflexology, Crystal Massage. Tel : 672 061 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana)

Line Dancing Salon de Actos, Centro de Usos Multiples , Mojacar. Fridays, 4.–7pm. Beginners welcome. Contact: Glynis 648217503 o r M a r y B eth 6 616715 2 6 o r strictlylinedancingmojacar@gmail.com

Independent Theatre Group Always looking for new people, novices & full blown Thesbians. Call Ian Jones on 950 436 581 or 666 375 688 or email independenttheatre@hotmail.com The Luvvies New members always welcome for acting or work behind the scenes etc. Te l . 6 34 34 6 3 0 9 o r e - m a i l theluvvies@hotmail.com Jacqueline Welby Productions New members always needed to act or work back stage or with any other activities. Tel. Jacqueline Morris Welby 634 313 531 The Incognito Singers A mixed voice group, based in Arboleas, performing a varied repertoire of songs to a high standard. For more info visit www.theincognitosingers.com, see Facebook, contact us at theincognito singers@gmail.com., or drop in to a weekly rehearsal. (See web page.) Cariatiz Community Orchestra A friendly group of musicians of various ages and levels. All newcomers welcome, only requirement is to play an orchestral instrument and read music. Rehearsals Vera Auditorio, 6-8pm every Sunday. Contact emma.v.randle@gmail.com Facebook: Cariatiz Community Orchestra. Vera Voces A friendly choir singing classical music, directed by pianist, singer and director, Barry Jobling. All welcome, no auditions. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 6-8pm, at Vera Auditorio. Facebook: Vera Voces. Contact veravoces1@gmail.com

Yoga in Mojacar with Sharon Fisher. All levels. beginners welcome. 672 061 048 Sol Yoga Centre, Arboleas Tel: 686 400331 Girasol, Albox Call 639 089 170 Yoga with Ashlí Turre, Vera & private. 643102335 Yoga Therapy with Portia Oliver. Tel: 681301474 www.portiaoliver.es

Arts & Crafts Sewing Group, Mojacar We meet at Scotty's el Tropico bar for sewing, knitting, crochet etc. Weds. 10.30 to 12.30. Tel. Brenda 634 34 34 92 or Sylvia 628 006 197. We are a friendly group meeting for coffee and chat. Ladies Sewing Circle Evangelical Church, Turre, Wednesday 10.30 – 12.30 Tel: 667 702 774 Picante Quilting Club Scotty’s El Tropico, Mojacar. First Thurs of the month, 10am-12.30pm. Beginners welcome. For more details or to book your place, please email Jo at jogibson787@yahoo.co.uk Cloud Zebra Craft Workshops & Clubs In Almanzora and Oria, Tues 10-2, Thurs and Fri, 10.30 -2.30. Call 744 60 96 30 or check out our Facebook page. No experience needed. Bedar Arts Centre Ceramic classes, Mondays and Wednesdays. Painting classes Tuesday 10:30-1330. For info, call 664 896 555

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Eleanor & Gilly's Line Dance Class Chapman’s Bar, Albox, 2pm- 3-45pm, Mondays. All levels welcome. 950439003. Step2It - Line Dancing Arboleas. Weds: 6.45 p.m - 7.30 p.m, First Steps/Intro. 7.30 p.m -10.30, Beginners / Improvers /Intermediate. : C a r r i e A n n 6 2727 9 5 8 4 www.carrieanngreen.com Almeria Line Dancers Julie - 634304625 / 950110433 Pro Danza Nicky Mainstone Royal Academy Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Dance fit fusion. Children & Adults. Mojacar & Los Gallardos. T. 667479903 Ceroc Dancing Artisan Centre, Mojacar, Tues 8.15pm Beginners/Improvers/Advanced. All welcome. Contact Tracey 687251799 Belly Dancing Mojácar, Garrucha & Huércal-Overa. Contact Fatima: 610 472 596 Bellydance Classes Mojácar, Turre, Palomares. Call 639 724 521 Dance Classes with Hollie Newell Ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, zumba and more. Based in Turre. Tel: 634 317 391 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera 54 Verasol, Vera. Royal Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Modern, Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, Oriental Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Complete Beginners Flamenco Mojácar. No specialist shoes or equipment required, friendly hour long class. Email info@lagitanainglesa.com


Activities - Clubs - Associations Sports Almería Lawn Bowling Club Contact Shirley: 679 970 399

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

Bowling Club de Zurgena Friendly, social and competitive bowling, Cabrera Tennis Club all levels & standards. zurgenabc@gmail. Contact info@ cabreratennisclub.com com. www.zurgenabc.com www.cabreratennisclub.com Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo www.cabreralbc.com Vera. Tel: 950 59 28 77 - 608 250 607 Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Janet 671 865 675 Mojacar Bowls Club Behind Marina Mar Hotel. Everybody welcome - Tues, Thurs and Sat starting with coffee at 9:30. Contact Janet 627204422, janlawspain@yahoo.co.uk

Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 689 688 226 Padel tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691

PartyLevante Sailing Club Initiation for children from 7 yrs in small groups. Email info@partylevante.com Aguilón Amigos Golf Club Aguilon Golf Course on Mondays, or call 680942141 www.partylevante Wednesdays and Fridays teeing off just .com before 9am. If you would like to play email aguilonamigos2021@gmail.com Santa Irene Sailing Club Come and join us out on the water Badgers Golf Society sailing or crewing our safety boat. Every Mojacar, play Wednesday and Saturday. Sunday at 10:30 in the boat park at the Everyone always welcome. Contact Dave north end of Garrucha harbour. Ryder on 663 327 182 or badgers Email info@santaireneclubdevela.com mojacar@gmail.com w w w. s a n t a i r e n e c l u b d eve l a . c o m Boxers Golf Society Albox Adelante Gimnasia Artìstica All welcome to join us as members or H u e r c a l - O ve r a . C l a s s e s f o r f u n guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in gymnastics , competitive levels, pre Albox on Saturday mornings or email school and adults. Fully qualified coach. peterstooks@avired.com From 2 years. Tel 622 129 702 or info@adelanteartisitca.es Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses www.adelanteartistica.es Facebook twice a month. Richard Price. Telephone Adelante Gimnasia artistica. 850993073 or rfp53@yahoo.co.uk. Walking Football Club www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Turre football ground, 9.30am, Monday, for training, exercise & playing. Valle del Este Golf Society. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. Contact www.fclosamigos.com Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090 982 El Bandido Runners Run, jog , walk a 5km route along the Marina Phoenix Golf Society Visitors welcome Mondays and Paseo. Free to all. See Facebook. Thursdays. Tel Don Atkins 605 051 238. Contact Kevin on ironmankev08 Email marinaphoenixgs@gmail.com @gmail.com Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273 Mojacar Golf Society Visitors always welcome to come and join in the fun on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tel Lynn Sefton on 667 349 908 or email raylynnsefton@gmail.com

Arboleas Table Tennis Club Mon/Wed/Fri, 9.30 - 10.30 am, building with blue door next to swimming pool bar, Arboleas. Beginners welcome. Contact Chairperson- Keith tel 634326350

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Girasol, Albox Pilates, children’s karate & Tai-chi. Tel 639 089 170 Aerobics or Pilates Campo de Futbol, Turre. Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Slimming Groups Sophia Wellness Centre Arboleas, Thurs 12.30pm, Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Martial Arts Academy Seidokan Scientific Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Vera. Call John Watson 950 453 681 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons including Sword, Self Defence, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Mojácar Taekwondo 5 years to adults. Various classes & times. Contact Serge 646844708. Facebook GTF Spain Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Various activities. Tel. 950 449 451. Fitness with Alison, Mojácar Full Body Workout, Pilates, AquaZumba, Zumba, Step Aerobics, Total Toning, AeroFit. Tel 666 273 168. Hollie Newell Zumba Almeria Turre, Los Gallardos, Arboleas and San Juan. Contact: 634 317 391 Jova Gym, Mojácar Various activities. www.jovasport.es 950 473 137. See facebook. Fun Fit with Ali Roof Top Classes. Pilates, Fun Aerobics, Abs & Arms, LBT, Yoga and more. Limited to 6 per class. Call 634308906


Your Stars You need to mingle with people who can spark enthusiasm and confidence in you. Your need to obtain additional details will lead you into strange topics of conversation. You have a tendency to think that no one else will do things properly. You can get ahead if you are willing to take a partner. Your luckiest events this month (Mar. 21- April 20) will occur on a Wednesday. Your lack of responsibility and attention has been a key issue in your relationship. Don't be afraid of opposition; your suggestions are valid. A romantic infatuation from your past may surface if you frequent places that you both used to go. You'll have problems with authority figures if you don't play by the rules. Your luckiest events this (Apr. 21- May 21) month will occur on a Sunday.

Talk to people who can give you important knowledge. Your personal situation is fluctuating. You must get out and mingle. Don't let others make you feel guilty or insecure. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Opportunities to travel will be favourable in terms of moneymaking connections. You will be misinterpreted if you get involved in other people's problems. Don't let colleagues interfere with your objectives. Social evenings at your place will be highly successful. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (May 22 - June 21) Be sure to take advantage of the opportunities that exist. Social gatherings will be conducive to meeting new potential mates. Do not get upset about situations you cannot change. You can make new friends and experience new things if you do a bit of travelling. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

You will be able to get your own way if you use your intellectual charm and know how. Listen to the complaints of others. Don't delay; go to your physician or dentist and get to the bottom of the discomfort. You can make new friends who could turn into intimate connections if you join clubs or take creative courses. Your luckiest events this (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) month will occur on a Saturday.

Your creative imagination will help you in coming up with unique ideas. Be sure to spend time helping children with projects that are too difficult for them to accomplish alone. Try to communicate if you wish to help. You may come down with minor infections if you have allowed yourself to get rundown. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

You may have a problem at work with a female colleague. Be careful when using machinery or electrical equipment. Opportunities may come up at prestigious affairs. You can anger others quickly this month. Avoid overspending on items for your home. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

Avoid letting family get involved in your personal life. Don't overspend or give too freely to others. A little rest will do wonders. Be prepared to lose friends or alienate loved ones due to your stubborn nature lately. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

Your ability to help others will win you points. Try not to donate to organizations if you can hardly afford to take care of yourself. Someone you live with may cause drastic alterations in your usual routine. Be very careful while in transit or while travelling in foreign countries. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

(June 22 - July 22)

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

Don't blow situations out of proportion. Try to take some time to listen to their complaints, and in turn, do something to appease them. You will be able to make financial gains. Don't let your personal problems interfere with your professional responsibilities. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19) You will be drawn to individuals who can provide you with both intellectual conversation and physical passion. You may find yourself in an opportune position if you are willing to take a bit of a risk. You can make drastic changes in your professional direction this month. Try not to overspend on friends or family. Your luckiest (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20) events this month will occur on a Monday.

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Jokes of the Month The Train Set

Take a Taxi

A few days after Christmas, a mother was working in the kitchen listening to her young son playing with his new electric train in the living room. She heard the train stop and her son said, "All of you sons of bitches who want off, get the hell off now, cause this is the last stop! And all of you sons of bitches who are getting on, get your asses in the train, cause we're going down the tracks in the other direction.” The mother went nuts and told her son, "We don't use that kind of language in this house. Now I want you to go to your room and you are to stay there for TWO HOURS. When you come out, you may play with your train, but I want you to use nice language." Two hours later, the son comes out of the bedroom and resumes playing with his train. Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son say, "All passengers who are disembarking from the train, please remember to take all of your belongings with you. We thank you for riding with us today and hope your trip was a pleasant one. We hope you will ride with us again soon." She hears the little boy continue, "For those of you just boarding, we ask you to stow all of your hand luggage under your seat. Remember, there is no smoking on the train. We hope you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us today." As the mother began to smile, the child added, "For those of you who are pissed off about the TWO-HOUR delay, please moan at the nasty old bitch in the kitchen."

Recently I had a little too much "fun" at the office Christmas party. Knowing the police were on special alert, I did what they say you should do - I took a taxi home. This proved to be a wise decision, because after only a few blocks there was a police roadblock. They were checking all the drivers with a breathalyser. But the taxi, being a taxi, was waved on through. It was obviously a good decision to take a taxi. Plus, it was easier than I thought, and good fun driving it. It’s really just like any other car. But now, I have this taxi in my garage and I don’t know what to do with it.

Relatives Some of us live thousands of miles away from most of our relatives and can't be with them this festive Christmas time.... Please don't be jealous!

The Origin of Christmas A mother was Christmas shopping at the mall with her three toddlers in tow. All day long they had been pestering her to buy everything in the store. They’d been running around like maniacs, touching everything, even knocking over displays. Then they wanted to go see Santa again.Finally, she was at her wits end. She crammed herself, all her shopping bags, and the toddlers into a crowded lift to get back to her car. As the doors closed, she said out loud, “Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be strung up.” From somewhere behind her she heard, “I do believe they already crucified him.”

Room at the Inn The Sunday school kids had been rehearsing their Christmas play for weeks. Finally, they were ready for the big Christmas Eve show. The church was filled, and the play was going perfectly, right up to the scene where the innkeeper tells Joseph and Mary there is no room. Mary turned to Joseph and said, “I TOLD you to make reservations!”

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...and next... The Newly-weds Confessions A couple that had only just met decide to get married on Christmas Eve. In their hotel room later that evening, the groom says, "Honey, I have a confession to make! I'm a golf nut. You'll never see me on weekends during the golf season." "Well, dear," she murmured. "I have a confession to make too. I'm a hooker." "No big deal," replied the groom. "Just keep your head down and your left arm straight!"

The Performing Fly A man is in jail for a year, so to pass the time he catches a fly and teaches it tricks. He gets it to lie on its back and play dead, jump into a matchbox and walk a little thread like a tightrope. He spends all his time doing this. He was released on Christmas Eve, so on Christmas Day he goes to the pub. When he has his beer, he opens the matchbox and lets the fly out. As the fly patiently sits there he sets up the tightrope and calls the bartender over. He says, “Hey bartender! Look at this!” The bartender says, “Sorry mate, just a minute” and goes to the bar, comes back with his fly squat and squishes the fly.

The Aliens Two aliens in a UFO are zooming through earth’s atmosphere to see what they could discover with a view to taking over the earth. Suddenly, they’re surprised by a flying sleigh carrying a large human in a red suit. The sleigh is moving at near hyper-speed and it’s powered by eight hoofed animals with large antennae coming out of their heads. One alien exclaims to the other, “No way we can invade this planet. Their technology’s too advanced.”

The Locket Sally shows her friend Meg a really nice locket that her husband had bought her for Christmas. Meg asks what she is thinking of putting inside it, and Sally replied, “I’ve already put a lock of my husband’s hair inside it.” Meg was surprised and said to Sally, “But Larry is still alive!” Sally said, “I know, but he has hasn’t got much hair left!”

The Ideal Christmas A nice meal for the family. Everybody sharing the dinner duties. Carol singers and a family trip to church for the evening service. Excited kids opening one present at midnight. Stockings hung by the chimney with care. Decorations glowing indoors and out. Snow softly falling all night..... And me on a beach in the Bahamas with a Corona.

Christmas in WashingtonT The US Supreme Court ruled against having a nativity scene in Washington DC. This was not for religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.

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