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

Contents Autumn: Music and Dance! ......................................................…...10 Focus on Local News …...........…………................................…….12 So Now You Know .........................................................................24 Spain and Supermarket Bags ...........................................26 ‘Casera’ - a Spanish Success.............................................28 Real Bad Days! ...................................................................................32 Operation Summer ......................................................................34 DVD of the Month ….....………………......…......................................36 Useful Numbers ............................................................................37 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................38 What’s On ..................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations ...................................88 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94 - Advertising Sales Contact 670 84 92 65, or sales@almeriafocus.com The Copy Deadline for the November Issue is October 20th You can contact us by Tel/Fax: 950 472 441 By e-mail: info@almeriafocus.com By post: The Almería Focus, Apartado 1231, 04638, Mojácar, Almería Layout and design by Jane Milsom

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Autumn: Music and Dance!

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verybody agreed we needed some rain, but the deluge during the night and day of September 26-27th came as a big surprise. In actual fact, it was exactly a year since the last one that swept the road away in 'Cueva Negra' in Mojácar. This year retaining walls collapsed in the same area. Cabo de Gata village was severely under water and major flash floods resulted in roads being blocked between Garrucha and Villaricos and severe flooding at the Hotel Mexico. On these same dates in 2007, a film crew had to be rescued from 'Fort Bravo' by a fleet of 4 x 4 police vehicles when they became marooned. So perhaps we should put a ring round the dates of September 26th-27th for next year!

October 12th (a Monday in 2009) is aProcession serious An Easter National Fiesta, so banks, town halls and official offices will not be open. This day used to be known as Christopher Columbus Day (Cristóbal Colón in Spanish), but was later changed to Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) when it was decided that Christopher Columbus may well have been Italian! It is also the Saint’s Day of "Nuestra Señora del Pilar" (Mary Virgin of the Pillar). Her national shrine is in Zaragoza cathedral. The "Guardia Civil" have her as their patron saint, so this day is also known as "Guardia Civil Day", with parades in big cities. October 9th, the Friday before, is "Valencia Day" a big fiesta in Valencia. Traditionally the residents of Valencia head to the coast for a last "weekend" before winter. This gives them a long weekend of 4 days, unless they pinch another day off as well! From October 1st, major Spanish banks open again on Saturdays, but 'Banco Santander' has decided not to do this from 2009. Instead their weekday hours will be slightly increased. Other banks are expected to follow this initiative. Huércal-Overa has their fiesta events during October 15th-19th.

Cities, towns and villages have now published their autumn event details and there is something for everyone. Concerts range from big names in Rock and Classical music to Ballet from the Russian Ballet Company who come to Roquetas on October 24th to perform the "Nutcracker Suite". The David Bisbal concert in Roquetas, the start of his next world tour was sold out within 3 hours of tickets going on sale. The publicity material being released with his 4th album "Don't look back" contains photos mostly shot in Almería province. Theatre groups, including children's theatre, tour the area, October 31st, a Saturday this year, is celebrated and the amateur dramatic groups and choirs start by UK residents and of course Americans as being their Autumn and Winter programmes. "Hallowe'en Night". The Spanish population find this quite interesting, and often join in! They understand about "Ghosts and Ghoulies", as November 1st is 'All Saints Day'. This day is when anyone who has deceased relatives or friends at the cemetery, Spanish or otherwise, go along to clean up the plaques and decorate the cemetery with hundreds of flowers and candles. At dusk it is a magical and impressive scene. Monday, November 2nd is 'All Souls Day' when prayers are said for all the dead, not just particular family and friends. The Monday will be a full national fiesta day, Entrance to Vera Bullring instead of Sunday, so remember this!

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Focus on Local News AVE Work An agreement has been reached with representatives of the Almería Association of Marble Companies, so that heavy plant and equipment from Los Filabres and the surrounding area will be used for the construction of the AVE (High Speed Train line) between Sorbas and Gafarillos. 'Sando', the consortium awarded the AVE contract, have agreed to extend their consortium to allow the spare heavy plant, lorries and dumpers, along with drivers, to take over the excavation and transport of materials. The agreement has been hammered out over several months and is seen as a solution for the marble industry that at present has heavy machinery and manpower surplus to their current requirements. The equipment and labour force could also be used on other projects. The mayors of Macael, Olula del Río, Purchena, Laroya and Cantoria have welcomed this initiative. The specialised and modern heavy equipment owned by the marble companies is considered ideal for a project of this nature, with a time period of 48 months.

Lorry Licences From September 11th, new regulations have come into force for professional lorry drivers who work for a transport company. The new "C" licence is only available to people over the age of 21 and needs a theory course of 130 hours together with 10 hours of practical lessons. The cost of this will be at least 1,400 euros. The passing of these courses results in a "Professional Certificate of Aptitude". The new licence is for drivers who earn their living as lorry drivers and does not apply to companies such as agricultural companies who have a lorry available for irregular use.

The iShares Cup

The Junta de Andalucía has given a grant of 600,000 euros to stage the event, and additional flights to Almería will take place. Concerts and other activities will take place from October 5th. The actual races will take place from 3pm-6.30pm on each day.

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Davis Cup Final in Almería? Almería City was invited to make a bid for the tennis final of the 'Davis' cup from December 4th-6th. The final is between Spain and the Czech Republic. The Spanish Tennis Federation is also looking at rival requests from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Málaga, who hosted the quarter-finals in July. Hotel occupancy was 95% for this event and the total income was 10 million euros. Almería city had earmarked the Mediterranean stadium for the event with a likely crowd of 12,000 people. The city would have to pay 1 million euros but in return get rights to merchandising, sponsors and 50% of the ticket money. The chosen venue has to have the right stadium, parking for 350 vehicles belonging to teams and administrators, good communication facilities for TV coverage and press and covered practice facilities that can be on another site. The Andalucían Tennis Federation supported the bid from Almería city, but after a long meeting of all interested parties it did not go forward. Competition from other cities was one of the factors, together with the 1 million euros "fee" to host it.

Almería port is hosting the world final of the "iShares Cup" racing yacht event from October 10th - 12th. This event attracts the cream of racing yachts and crew. The organizers, 'OC Events', anticipate that up to 100,000 spectators will view the event with TV coverage going to 120 countries and a viewing total of 220 million people. Almería port will host one of the several trials leading to the final for at least 3 years, with an extension to 5 years if everything goes well. Almería port area is considered an ideal sailing Port Work area as well as a first class spectator area. In perfect The Andalucían Port Authorities have put out to tender, conditions the yachts can achieve a speed of 70 knots. port improvements at Adra, Roquetas de Mar,

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Focus on Local News continued Carboneras and Villaricos totalling 12 million euros. 8.8 million is destined for Adra where the plan is to provide 600 metres of floating moorings together with services. This will increase the moorings to 531. Roquetas de Mar marina is to have 11 commercial units built at a cost of 1.3 million. Carboneras will have improved facilities and Villaricos port will benefit from public toilets.

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and as a result they lose channels. Authorities claim that 85% of the population of the 42 municipalities at present have good coverage, which will improve before October 31st. The Junta de Andalucía web page www.tdtandalucia.es contains surveys that show the situation is far from good. There are a potential of 23 channels that can be viewed, along with local television stations. Many areas only have partial coverage of a handful of national channels at present. It is anticipated that satellite transmissions could be used to fill in "holes" in coverage. When the switchover takes place it will affect (amongst others) Albanchez, Albox, Antas, Arboleas, Bédar, Cuevas, Chirivel, Los Gallardos, Huércal-Overa, Lúcar, Macael, Mojácar, Oria, Partaloa, Purchena, Taberno, Turre, Vélez Blanco & Rubio, Vera and Zurgena. Suflí is almost unique in that coverage from the 23 channels is given as total. The rest of Almería province will go through the same exercise before April 3rd, 2010.

Recent electricity bills come with a flyer with a picture of a low energy bulb. This is not a campaign to try to get us to buy such bulbs, it is a voucher. The Spanish word for a voucher is "vale" and this is a "Vale por un bombilla de bajo consume" (A voucher for a low energy light bulb). To get your free bulb you take the voucher to your nearest post office and in exchange you get your free bulb, which should be offered with a choice of wattage. There will be another voucher issued in 2010. This is a government campaign to reduce energy Arboleas Sports Pavilion consumption. The Arboleas council have approved the building of a sports pavilion alongside the college at a cost of 950,000 euros. 50% of the cost will come from regional government funds. The Mayor of Arboleas, Ángel García, states that Arboleas needs a sports facility and by placing it next to the college it can be used by both pupils and general population.

Fishing Figures

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Figures for 2008 reveal that the 5 ports in Almería province landed less than 10 million kilos of fish that was sold for 28 million euros. This price was 15% worse than in 2007 and the continuing fall in prices over the last few years continues. The price achieved for sales of red prawns fell from 7 million euros in 2007 to 4 million in 2008. Sales of red prawns caught by Garrucha fishermen were 60% of their total catch. The price obtained for shellfish in general fell from 32 euros a kilo to 24. Fishermen who decide to take early retirement, together with their boats, are entitled to negotiate a compensation amount from the Junta de Andalucía (governing body). 20 boats have been scrapped under this scheme in the last 2 years.

42 municipalities in Almería province are scheduled to have their Spanish analogue TV signals switched off on October 31st. To receive the Spanish digital television (TDT) channels instead, homes need a TDT box, or a television with inbuilt TDT decoder, and possibly an improved aerial. The date of October 31st is the new date, after the switchover could not be completed on June 30th. The switchover is not supposed to take English Weddings place if a significant number of people cannot receive The Roman Catholic Parish Priest, Antonio Martín the TDT transmissions because they have no coverage, Acuyo, from Cuevas, Herrerías and Villaricos has been

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Focus on Local News continued conducting weddings in English for over 4 years. These weddings typically take place before or after the summer tourist season. Various companies will arrange these weddings, from simple ceremonies with just a few guests, to weddings where large numbers of family and friends come over. The typical age of couples choosing this type of ceremony is between 20 and 40 years. Father Antonio already has 3 such weddings booked for 2010.

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have been seen in more than 75 cities and 5 continents. The shows draw large audiences and the Mediterranean Games Stadium in Almería city is still planned to be the venue. So far over 9 million people have seen the "Saltimbanco" show, but not in Almería, yet!

Fake Lawyer? A Spanish woman, age 36, has been arrested in Vera after complaints from clients who had paid her money to "speed up legal processes", believing she was a lawyer. The sum of money known at the time of her arrest is alleged to have been over 1,600 euros. The police state that she was not in fact a lawyer, did not belong to the recognized association and did not have the required qualifications. It is anticipated that further clients may well come forward, including non-Spanish people.

Juan Francisco Fernández, mayor of Garrucha, has announced that the modernization work on the town hall will start in October. The town hall offices and staff will move to the 'Casa del Mar' on the promenade for at least 12 months. The work carried out will involve modernization, improvements in technology, access and services for the public. The cost of the work is budgeted as 525,000 euros with the Junta de Andalucía Student Accommodation (governing body) paying 72% of the cost. The new University year always sees large numbers of students looking for rooms or apartments in Almería city. Landlords welcome these renters as they often stay for more than just one year. This year there is fierce competition with rents being reduced across the board. Students are able to bargain with landlords to reduce the rent they paid last year, with many landlords having to agree. Almería University does not have halls of residence where the students can stay on campus.

Sports Tourists

Circus Postponed Almería City Culture department announced several months ago that the famous French-Canadian 'Cirque du Soleil' was coming to Almería city this month, to perform one of their spectacular shows "Saltimbanco". This event has never appeared on the circus website and the culture department have now announced that the event will come to Almería during the Spring of 2010 instead. This postponement is stated to be because the show is at present touring Nordic countries, not Europe. The show is also billed to be starting in Barcelona on December 30th until Jan 10th. The circus company have various shows on tour that

Almería city and the Junta de Andalucía are opening a "Sports Office" in Almería to encourage International and National sport events to come to Almería province. The climate in winter and the availability of numerous hotels with spas and meeting rooms is seen as a major lure to sporting meetings. Any sport event of significance leads to team support members, families and fans seeking accommodation along with TV coverage.

Problems in Albanchez Major damage was caused to properties in Albanchez following a landslide on August 5th, and emergency work to shore up 2 properties is underway. The fear was that any further movement would result in a "domino" effect where further properties could be

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Focus on Local News continued damaged. The severe rain during Sunday, September 27th caused more damage to 2 further properties, one belonging to a British owner. Technical studies have resulted in demolition being recommended for part of both these properties. The owners of both properties, not resident at the time have been informed.

Internet Fraud Police have been receiving many complaints regarding a Spanish company selling electronic goods via their website www.mavex.es. The complaints all centre round the non-delivery of goods. In reality the company was registered as supplying goods for the catering industry. A man from the Canary Islands has been arrested although his partner is believed to have fled to Italy. Complainants from many provinces including Almería are being invited to co-ordinate their complaints into a general "denuncia".

Flash Floods The severe rain during the weekend of September 26th-27th resulted in several flash floods and damage. Cabo de Gata village was badly affected with fire crews spending 10 hours reducing the level of water. The village has for a long time had problems with rainwater as the central area is below sea level. 3 pumps are in place permanently to pump out excess water and further pumps may be installed. Water flooded the Hotel Mexico at Vera Playa severely with the underground car park being almost completely under water along with the kitchen area and restaurant. Fire services were still working during the following Monday to pump out the water. Hotel owner, Arturo Parra, estimated that the flood damage cost was in the region of 2 million euros, including damage to 11 cars. Roundabouts on the Garrucha-Villaricos road became impassable except to 4-wheel drive vehicles. A 'Ryanair' plane was hit by lightning at Almería airport whilst on the ground. The return flight to Manchester was delayed whilst technicians inspected the aircraft and confirmed that it was safe to take off.

Train Passengers Airlines are suffering from falling numbers of passengers but the trains are not. Passengers using the "Talgo" trains from Almería to Madrid went up 11% on 2008 figures, to the middle of September. 140,000 people travelled either one way, or on return tickets. The cost of a ticket in tourist class is 42,40 euros with reductions if you purchase in advance or via the RENFE (Train operator) website.

Gas Bottle Cost From October 1st the cost of a bottle of gas has gone up slightly from 10,48 euros to 10,69 euros. The cost is calculated according to gas production costs, David & Elena exchange rates and world demand. The Spanish David Bisbal, the world famous singer from Almería, government dictate these price increases or decreases has announced that he and his partner, Elena Tablada, for the consumers. are expecting their first child. His many friends and fans in Almería province greeted the news with fervour. ’Flu News David Bisbal regularly performs in Almería or Roquetas, Last month we said that the "normal" ’flu vaccines sometimes opening world tours in the province. This were to be available from September 15th. They applies to 2009 when on October 19th he will make weren't but they are now! 1.3 million doses are available the opening concert of his world tour to promote his in Andalucía with 100,000 in Almería province. These 4th disc 'Sin mirar atrás'. The tickets for this concert are available to anyone over 65, those with chronic were sold out within 3 hours of going on sale. illnesses and people who have contact with large

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Focus on Local News continued numbers of the public such as health workers. If you are normally healthy you may be given the vaccine without the need to have an appointment with your doctor. If you are likely to be included in the new H1N1A vaccine programme this will be discussed on your visit. The approved vaccines for this "new" flu' are called "Focetria" from Novartis and "Pandemrix" from GlaxoSmithKline. Spain is buying both types. Laboratory studies have shown that one dose is sufficient for healthy adults and children but the European Health Agency that advise EU members are suggesting that 2 doses are better.

Albox Nursery A modern and well equipped nursery is now open in Albox. The large building has 8 classrooms and can take 115 children up to the age of 3. It also has large outside patio, a kitchen, multiple-use area, teachers’ room, offices and toilet facilities. The building takes up 768 m2 of the 1,700 m2 plot.

fishing boats in Almería province, employing 800 fishermen. The total income from fish sales in 2008 was 28 million euros, but this figure is not much of an increase on figures obtained 20 years ago.

El Corte Inglés The 'El Corte Inglés' (The English cut) store group have been in negotiation with Almería city authorities for many years regarding a large store in Almería city. The group have now announced that their plan until 2013 does not allow for such a project. This is partly because by spring in 2010 their 36,000 m2 store, along with one of their 'Hipercor' supermarkets will be open in El Ejido. The Almería store was planned to be on the site of the 'La Salle' college. Now the city council are talking about a new potential site on land released when the railway goes underground. 'El Corte Inglés' have been established in Spain for many years, but the economic crisis has meant that for the first time ever they have had to reduce profit margins to stay competitive. Financial analysts have pointed out that the Spanish company does all their business in Spain, and are therefore particularly affected by the current situation.

2010 Tax & Benefit Changes

Fish Industry Aid Parador Various schemes have been suggestedMojácar to increase the profitability of the fishing industry. A further step forward was taken at the end of September when the provincial delegate for agriculture and fisheries, Juan Deus, met with representatives of Garrucha, Carboneras, Roquetas and Adra fish industries. An EU grant of 5.2 million euros has been promised with a total budget of 16 million euros. Plans include the preparation of fish locally for direct sales or freezing, more restaurants at the actual ports to sell the local fish and grants for freezing facilities on some fishing boats. Brand names may also be introduced so that "Prawns from Garrucha" or "Prawns from Almería" would be specifically labelled. There are about 300

The Spanish Government have been debating tax and benefit changes for 2010 with various options floated. IVA (Value added tax) bands will be increased from 16% to 18%, from 7% to 8%, but with no change on the 4% level. The 16-18% level applies to purchases such as clothes and electrical items, electricity and telephone charges, petrol and diesel fuel and car sales. The 7%-8% level applies to hotel, restaurant and bar bills, most foods, transport and new properties. The 4% band is on bread, milk, medicines and books. These increases are scheduled to take effect from July 2010. It now appears that no changes will be made regarding the "Renta" (income tax) for workers and small companies. The 400 euros relief (part of the last election campaign) will be scrapped. It was intended to help with high mortgage payments and inflation. This is no longer considered appropriate and will save 6,000 million euros. Pensions will go up by an amount not yet specified. The 420 euros per month of special benefit for the unemployed who have run out of benefit, will be extended in the next few weeks to people who ran out of benefit after January 1st 2009, instead of August 1st as was announced.

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Focus on Local News continued Los Gallardos Subsidised Housing 45 townhouses are to be built on part of 6,500 sq metres of land in Huerta Nueva. Los Gallardos. The town hall has given the land for the project, designed to provide low cost housing. Once the first 45 properties have been built a further phase will be put in motion, depending on the demand. Applicants can register with Los Gallardos town hall for consideration as tenants/purchasers of the proper ties.

Robot Welcomed A specialist police unit including a robot were officially incorporated into the National Police recently in Almería city. The robot and team are trained to deal with explosives, hazardous materials including radioactive substances. The new unit known as TEDAX-NRBQ has been in Almería since the Spring. Their presence is seen as essential in an area that includes tourism, along with port and airport facilities.

used for this project the work will be privately constructed, with a fee for the town hall of 500 euros per year for 50 years. The project has an anticipated cost of 171,000 euros and the company who undertake it will have to start within 2 months of the contract being signed, and finish the facility within 15 months. The tantatorio will be built on a 1,300 sq metre plot near the sports pavilion at Las Marinicas. Residents of Carboneras have been campaigning for a long time for such a chapel.

Court Action In September 2007 a severe fire completely destroyed the perfume factory in Almería owned by the French company 'Briseis'. 2 women were severely burnt and subsequently died, whilst 10 other workers were injured. The fire was caused after damage to a pipe carrying alcohol. The alcohol spilled onto the floor and a spark ignited the spillage. 3 senior members of 'Briseis' and the Director of 'Auxiple', a subcontractor, are now to appear in court. They will be charged with breaches of Health and Safety, inadequate fire equipment and lack of an emergency plan.

Tell us what you want!

The Mayor of Vera, Félix Ortíz, standing below the new Red O6O plaque

Vera Red 060 Office Vera has opened an office, as part of the "Red de Oficinas Integrados de Atención al Cuidadano-Oficinas 060" scheme. These offices provide a mid point between town halls and the Junta de Andalucía where citizens can get rapid access to documentation and facilities available from the Junta. Part of the new system will allow people to use an "electronic signature" to ask for information and petitions on-line.

Carboneras Chapel of Rest Carboneras Town Hall has now agreed proposals for the construction of a "tanatorio" (chapel of rest) and associated rooms. Instead of town hall funds being

A new initiative for subsidised housing projects has been launched with applicants being invited to specify their choice of accommodation. The Junta de Andalucía (governing body) calculate that there is a shortage of 25,000 subsidised dwellings in Almería province. These properties are called in Spanish "Viviendas de Protección Oficial" or " VPO" for short. Town halls are being sent new computer programmes to help them compile a register of applicants. Such applicants have to provide details of income, family circumstances and indicate whether they want to rent or buy. The registers should be completed by all town halls before 2010. The " novelty" is that if 25 people register as wanting a 2bedroom apartment, the corresponding project would take this into account. The same thing will be done if there are applications from large families or people with physical impairment that need special accommodation. At present there are approved plans for 1,300 dwellings, land set aside for 7,000 more and 700 properties from developers "in stock" that will be re-classified. Applicants at present, who usually outnumber the available dwellings, often take part in a "lottery" type draw.

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So Now You Know... Writing on a Blackboard Nowadays "blackboards" have gone through being green or white to the modern electronic version. When people wrote on blackboards they always used sticks of "chalk". Chalk is made of calcium carbonate, along with coral, marble, skeletons of fish and humans and limescale in kettles or water pipes. School chalk is actually made of Gypsum, that is, calcium sulphate. Gypsum is mostly mined for building use such as plasterboard, tiles, and to make cement. Plaster of Paris is gypsum as well and was given this name because of the large amounts of gypsum near Paris. The word "gypsum" comes from the Greek 'gypos', meaning "chalk"! "Hello" Edison decided that shouting "Hello" was the best way to start a telephone conversation, claiming, "It can be heard ten to twenty feet away". Alexander Graham Bell had been shouting "Ahoy, Ahoy!" when he was testing his model. Edison's habit of shouting "hello" was taken up by his coworkers, and then by telephone operators. Before they used "hello" operators used to say "Are you there?" or "Are you ready to talk?" Telephone operators became known as "Hello girls". Before Edison popularized "Hello", people used "Hullo", which expressed surprise, “Hallo�or "Halloo" that was a hunting call for hounds. It was also the word used to call ferrymen. Largest Man Made Structure 'Fresh Kills' is a rubbish dump on Staten Island, New York. It was opened in 1948 on a site of nearly 5 sq. miles, and was soon receiving twenty barges a day with 650 tons of rubbish on each barge. At one stage the mound of rubbish was 80 feet higher than the Statue of Liberty, and was to continue in use. By 2001 however, environmental pressure resulted in it being closed. It was opened again after 9/11 because of the enormous amount of debris that had to have a place to go. It is now shut permanently and landscaping and flattening is under way. It is intended that it will become a park area and wildlife project.

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Planet Mars Mars has always been called the "red" planet. This is because when we look at it from the earth we see dust in the planet's atmosphere. In 1976, the Viking rovers took pictures, and we were all shown a desolate red landscape. In fact, the Viking rovers only took pictures in black and white or "greyscale", and these pictures then had to be put through colour filters. The 'New York Times' published these "colour" pictures, but in 2004 admitted that they had increased the "pinkness". The true colour of Mars is now accepted to be a khaki or butterscotch shade of brown, with some patches of salmon-coloured sand. Igloos The word "igloo" means a house in 'Inuit', and everybody thinks they were made of snow or ice. In fact, only Canadian Eskimos regularly built igloos of snow. Most other igloos were made of stone and animal hides. Eskimos in Alaska rarely used snow or ice for igloos and in 1920 a survey of 14,000 Eskimos found only 300 who knew about snow igloos. In 1920 as well, an American newspaper erected a snow igloo in Denver, Colorado near a zoo where there were reindeer. They hired an Alaskan Eskimo to explain to people how they lived their lives in an igloo. He had only ever seen one before, in a film! Camel Humps Camels' humps are used for storing fat, not water. They can retain water, but they store the water throughout their bodies, and particularly in their bloodstreams. The fat in the humps gives them the ability to lose up to 40% of their body-weight without being seriously affected, and they can manage without drinking for about 7 days. When they do drink they will take in about 220 litres. The line from the bible about a camel going through the eye of a needle is believed to be a wrong translation. The Aramaic word for "sturdy rope" is 'gamta', the word for a "camel" is 'gamla'. The line probably said "It is easier for a sturdy rope to go through the eye of a needle‌‌."

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Spain and Supermarket Bags

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ast month we wrote about plastics recycling. Bags, including those we use to bring home our groceries, have now become hot news. This is because the EU want member states to improve recycling and in 2008 the Spanish Government unveiled a "National Waste Plan" that "suggested" that the use of "once only" supermarket type plastic bags should be reduced by 50% during 2009, and cease to exist during 2010. The "official" figure is that in Spain we pick up 10,500 million free bags each year. Other figures suggest this is probably 15,000 million! The problem with these bags from an ecological point of view, is that they are not biodegradable, so if put in the ground they don't rot. The usually quoted period for decay of a plastic bag is given as 400 years! Apart from this, when not in the ground, plastic bags and other plastic rubbish are a huge hazard for wildlife which can easily get caught in them and die. If you take the lower figure of 10,500 million plastic bags collected by customers each year, this works out at 283 per person. If they actually decayed in 200 years instead of 400 years, this is still a very long time. So supermarket chains are deciding what to do, and some have come up with proposals.

'Carrefour' (French owned) has already started eliminating the normal supermarket bag and this will take place in the Almería stores on November 15th. Instead, you can buy their version of biodegradable bags for 5 cents or a larger reusable cotton bag for 1 euro 60 cents. They are encouraging clients to help save the planet, with slogans such as "Écharle una mano al medio ambiente" (Give a hand to the environment). 'Eroski' have come up with a different plan. They have modified their check out readers so your purchases can be allocated the number of plastic bags you need. If you don't take them, 'Eroski' will knock 1 cent off your bill for every bag saved. Or, you can take the normal bags. The 'Día' chain (owned by 'Carrefour') has always charged for plastic bags and now you can buy reusable ones. 'Mercadona' and 'El Corte Inglés' have not yet revealed what their policy is. 'Alcampo' have started giving biodegradable bags to customers who spend over 100 euros. The manufacturing cost of a normal supermarket bag is about 1 cent. Cynics say that the supermarkets are just increasing profit margins and don't really care about the environment. Spanish manufacturers who belong to the plastics association ANAIP say that the 'Carrefour' "biodegradable" bags come from China, don't fully degrade, and

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don't have Spanish approval from AENOR, the Spanish body that certifies products! Ecoembes' who administrate the recycling of plastics in Spain say that only 10% of supermarket bags are put in the "yellow" rubbish containers. They do accept that another 65% are used for household waste, put into the "green" organic bins, and then often dumped in landfills. So surely fully biodegradable bags are the answer? Techniques exist to produce them, with a life expectancy of about 6 months, and then they rot in soil. Consumer groups such as 'Facua' say that saving the planet is good but ask if supermarkets are going about this the right way? The next few months will be very interesting. Spain is not as bad as some countries - the USA get through 60,000 bags every 5 seconds! Bird trapped in a plastic bag


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‘Casera’ - a Spanish success

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a Casera', the popular Spanish version of what we would probably call lemonade is now 60 years old. The word 'Casera' is used by members of the public and bar and shop staff as a recognized name for this type of refreshment, even though we may be served a "substitute" brand not made by the 'La Casera' company at all. Originally it was produced by the 'Duffo' family in Catalonia, whose origins were French merchants. The first bottles had a porcelain stopper with a rubber seal, together with a flip-top mechanism. This allowed the bottle to be re-sealed or re-used. The small traders who sold the product, often door to door, were encouraged to re-fill the bottles with other liquids. Not seen as a marketing ploy at the time it nevertheless increased the public awareness of 'Casera' and boosted sales. Examples of the original bottles are now collectors’ pieces!

USA. Profit margins suffered from transport costs and in 1996 the Columbian company 'Santo Domingo' along with German and US interests made a takeover. Sales had been as high as 40 million litres.

Production continued, but with less exports, until 2001 when 'Cadbury Schweppes' decided that the brand was too good to let be a competitor and made a b i d . E ve n t u a l ly th i s wa s successful, helped by an offer price of 117 million euros. Cadbury Schweppes embarked on a renewed marketing campaign and aggressive pricing and 'Casera' improved their sales. Other competitors came and went including 'Leche Pascual' the Spanish milk producer. During 2008, a total of 186 million litres of 'Casera' products were sold and their brand remains amongst the top 10 list of light drinks sold in Spain, as well as Portugal. Even 'Coca-Cola' decided that 'Casera' was a brand to take notice of, and introduced their own version.

Other companies tried to copy this success and by the 1950s there were hundreds of other types available. 'Casera' increased their sales and saw most of the others off. They switched from just the standard product into "orange", "lemon" and "cola" flavour, even though 'Coca-Cola' was by now international. By 1990, the Spanish company employed 6,000 workers and started exporting to Italy, Germany, Portugal and even the Now, the Japanese multinational

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company 'Suntary Holdings' have made a bid for the Schweppes division of Cadbury Schweppes that includes 'La Casera'. Cadbury Schweppes have come out fighting, saying that their own division has an excellent sales record, future expansion plans and a solid financial base. They have told 'Suntary Holdings' that this division is not for sale! 'Suntary Holdings' have not been put off however and it remains to be seen whether eventually their "hostile" bid is successful. 'Casera' has come along way since the original merchants from France came to Catalonia and started selling the fizzy drink in the special bottles. During the 1980s they had a slogan with their advertising campaign, "Si no hay Casera, nos vamos", that translates as "If there isn't any Casera we're off". The Japanese are not saying that they want to take over the drinks division of 'Cadbury Schweppes' just for 'La Casera' label; there is much more at stake than that. If they are successful, yet another multinational company will own Spanish 'Casera'. Japanese 'Casera'? It just doesn't sound right!


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Real Bad Days! And you thought you were having a bad day...! A fierce gust of wind blew 45year-old Vittorio Luise's car into a river near Naples, Italy in 1983. He managed to break out a window, climb out, and swim to shore -- where a tree blew over and killed him. Mike Stewart, 31, of Dallas was filming a public service movie in 1983 on The Dangers of LowLevel Bridges when the truck he was standing on passed under a low-level bridge -- killing him. Walter Hallas, a 26-year-old store clerk in Leeds, England was so afraid of dentists that in 1979 he asked a fellow worker to try to cure his toothache by punching him in the jaw. The punch caused Hallas to fall down, hitting his head, and he died of a fractured skull.

A man hit by a car in New York City in 1977 got up uninjured, but laid back down in front of the car when a bystander told him to pretend he was hurt so he could collect insurance money. The car then rolled forward and crushed him to death. George Schwartz, owner of a factory in Providence, Rhode Island, narrowly escaped death when a 1983 blast flattened his factory except for one wall. After treatment for minor injuries, he returned to the scene to search for his files. The remaining wall then collapsed on him, killing him instantly. Surprised while burgling a house in Antwerp, Belgium, a thief fled out the back door, clambered over a nine-foot wall, dropped down, and found himself in the city prison.

Two German motorists had an all-too-literal head-on collision in heavy fog near the small town of Guetersloh. Each was guiding his car at a snail's pace from opposite directions but both near the middle of the road. At the moment of impact, their heads were both out of the widows where they smacked together. Both men were hospitalized with severe head injuries. Their cars weren't scratched.

Hitting on the novel idea that he could end his wife's incessant nagging by giving her a good scare, Hungarian Jake Fen built an elaborate harness to make it look as if he had hanged himself. When his wife came home and saw him, she fainted. Hearing a disturbance, a neighbour came over and, finding what she thought were two corpses, seized the opportunity to loot the place. As she was leaving the room, her arms laden, the outraged and suspended Mr. Fen kicked her stoutly in the backside. This so surprised the lady that she dropped dead of a heart attack. Happily, Mr. Fen was acquitted of manslaughter, and he and his wife were reconciled. Depressed since he couldn't find a job, 42-year-old Romolo Ribolla sat in his kitchen near Pisa, Italy with a gun in his hand, threatening to kill himself in 1981. His wife pleaded for him not to do it, and after about an hour, he burst into tears and threw the gun to the floor. It went off and killed his wife. In 1983, a Mrs. Carson of Lake Kushaqua, N.Y. was laid out in her coffin, presumed dead of heart disease. As mourners watched, she suddenly sat up. Her daughter dropped dead of fright.

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Operation Summer

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peración Verano de Tráfico (Summer Traffic Operation) is the annual campaign during July & August to publicize safety, and to police the traffic during these two peak months. The campaign includes publicity, with full pages in major Spanish newspapers and TV spots, the cancelling of all traffic police leave during key weekends and road campaigns aimed at safety issues.

There were also only 104 accidents notified to the traffic police, 14 less than 2008 and 40% less than in 2000.

In Almería province there were 10 fatalities in this period, 7 of them in July. During March and June there were no deaths. The July and August deaths were the lowest for 10 years in Almería province.

Recently in Aguadulce a mother and baby, and then a child age 8, were hit on zebra crossings on the same day. Aguadulce is part of Roquetas de Mar and is an area famous for having large numbers of roundabouts, no traffic lights and stretches of dual carriageway. The accident to the mother and baby happened just outside the Guardia Civil Police station and was caught on their security cameras. Speed was said to be a cause, along with dense shrubbery on the "refuge" between the 2 carriageways. The child was released from hospital fairly quickly but the mother and baby spent time in intensive care.

The EU has put as a "target" a reduction of 50% in deaths between 2001 and 2010. Spain has achieved this between 2003 and 2009 so far, so unless there is carnage on the roads in 2010 the 50% figure will be achieved. Of the other 27 This July and August the DGT (National Traffic member states only 6 countries including Spain Authorities) estimated there would be 84 million seem capable of achieving this target. Spain is 79 journeys involving vehicles. Now that this period deaths below the target in 2009 so far. is over the figure has been upgraded to 86 million journeys. The Minister of the Interior revealed that deaths among the 15-24 age group had fallen with an Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Minister of the Interior, improvement of 70% since 2003. He considers recently revealed the results and numbers. As that young people are responding to publicity and usual there was good news and not so good news. patrols, as well as campaigns to detect drunk The good news was that throughout Spain the drivers and will continue to be better drivers in number of fatalities during these two months had later life. fallen by 70. This means that one life, and as Alfredo pointed out, all the grief that is associated One of the "bad" results is that in 31% of all the with a death, was saved every day of the period. deaths in 2008 the drivers were over the permitted The other good news was that the total number alcohol level and 24% of drivers who were killed of deaths (377) was less than 400 for the first this July and August were not wearing seat belts time since 1963. Then, there were 1.7 million or helmets. This is similar to Almería province where vehicles and 4 million drivers. In 2009, there are 35% of "tickets" issued were for not wearing a 31 million registered vehicles and 25 million drivers. seat belt or helmet and 17.5% for speeding.

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DVD of the Month Hell Ride

Cert 18

While it contains little of the artistry and none of the nuance of Quentin Tarantino's DEATH PROOF, HELL RIDE is a similarly fun retro romp through the seedier corners of American B-movie history. Written and directed by Larry Bishop (son of Rat Packer Joey Bishop), who also stars, HELL RIDE is a tribute to the biker flicks of the late 1960s and early ‘70s. The movie follows Pistolero (Bishop) and his two captains, the Gent (Michael Madsen) and Comanche (Eric Balfour), as they booze and brawl their way across the Arizona desert, with the ultimate goal of exacting revenge on a rival gang that murdered one of their members. A healthy mix of throat slitting, coke-sniffing, and naked female oil wrestling makes HELL RIDE one of the more gratuitously sensational films of recent memory; yet if one is able to get past the almost laughably blatant tastelessness on which the movie is built, there is a fairly good time to be had. As the dapper Gent, Madsen proves once again that he could read from the phonebook and still sound like one bad dude, and tip-of-the-cap cameos from Dennis Hopper and David Carradine solidify the film's enjoyably retro/po-mo vibe. Every aspect of HELL RIDE, from the washed-out cinematography to the Link Wray-style spaghetti western surf soundtrack to the pulped-up dialogue, is hyperstylized and blatantly self-conscious, and that is ultimately what saves the film. If there was even a trace of seriousness here the movie would be unwatchable--luckily, there isn't. Yes, it's completely offensive, and no it isn't going to win over any fans at N.O.W., but for every BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, you have to have a HELL RIDE or the whole lousy business will just crumble.

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Director: Larry Bishop Stars: Larry Bishop, Eric Balfour, David Carradine Dennis Hopper Genre: Action/Adventure Length: 83 minutes

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Useful Telephone Numbers Emergencies

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

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

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

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

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Asesoría López (Vera) ……...................................….950 393071 Asesoría Torres (Mojácar) (See p.2) .......................950 472748 Cazorla Martinez (Turre) .........................................950 479137 Concepción Rivas Gil (Arboleas) ….....950 438092 / 647 577716 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ………......................…..950 478617 Flores Montoya Asesoria S.L. (Garrucha) ..................950 132577 Gecko Business Services S.L. (Mojácar) …........….617 611140 Mayor Consulting S.L.(Mojácar) .................................950 615185 SR Accountancy .......................................................685 248999 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..........................................950 431720

ADULT NOVELTIES

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

ADVERTISING See Marketing Services AIR CONDITIONING

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

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Electrotorres ........................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Ice Cool …………….............................950 064494 / 610 954788 J & A Multi-Services ...................................................667 292227 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration S.L.607 364917 / 950 432110

Safes & Security (Lee)...............................................666 949213 Securitas Direct .........................................................662 474828

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

ARCHITECTS

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

ART & ARTISTS

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

036211 595932 393115 182944 741366

AIRPORT PARKING

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

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

ALARMS

24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 AXA (See Insurance) .................................................950 CD Electrical Services .............................................617 Cheap CCTV Direct ...................................................608 Guardian Home Care Systems S.L. …950 618479 / 686 MGM Electrical C.B. ….....................950 467596 / 647

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES

987885 478763 410534 008099 613740 036211

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

AWNINGS & BLINDS

Cortinas con Estilo (Blinds) (See p.11) 950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ..............................................667 652 888 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 992007 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220

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

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

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

Desert Springs Crocodile Pool Bar ….................................................637 545620 Futura España ..........................................................950 Hart’s Blinds ........ ..............................667 277052 / 662 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ...........................950 391430 / 627 Sol Shaders S.L. ...................................................…627

El Calón

615338 Sea Shells Beach Bar …...............................………..620 190931 249397. El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) 978635 907207

Bar La Montaña ..................................950 469403 / 617 577615 Toldos Lebeche (Garrucha) …….............................…950 133761

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

Águilas

BARS & CAFES See also Restaurants

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

Huércal Overa Clare’s Cafe & Bakery .............................................618 864507 864507 920434 La Alfoquía 502647 Allbites ........................................................................666 032776 564741 Bar La Union …….................................950 634533 / 677 623176 Bar Los Mellizos ……….........................................…950 634358 Bob & Carol's Bar / Diner .........................................617 921859 Mo's Bar & Bistro ………..........................................950 449635

Café Bar Aranda .......................................................…630 535836 La Hortichuela Comic Café-Pub ........................................................968 448199 Sopranos (formerly Divas) .................620 166719 / 657 443791 Gulliver's ……...................................................…….968 411329 Las Buganvillas La Colonial ……………….........................................….636 140307 Albox Bar International ..................................950 120803 / 653 884517 Paddy's Bar……......................................................…950 460528 Joan's Cakes & Bakes ……...........................…………678 166272 Roly's Too ................................................................….950 133945 Kat's Kitchen ….....................................950 431505 / 654 197014 Los Gallardos Rumores ....................................................................610 641567 El Naranjo ….......................................................……950 398799 Tapas La Bistro …..........................................……….629 172006 The Lunchbox ..…..................................................…..610 601458

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

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

Arboleas El Mirador .......................................................................687 160 806 La Marmita ..............................................................950 449655

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Meson Verfran ………...................................................637 810143

Mojácar Alibi ….............….............................................………950 473250 Alternativa …………………......................................... 950 473164 Alvaron …….........................................671 275185 / 637 546581 Ancla Bar .................................................................671 961467 Arriba (See p.15)..................................950 615591 / 663 267110 Asuntxu ….........................................................………950 472214 Aunt Sally's (Mojácar Pueblo) ……….......................663 339471 Badger’s ...................................................................950 478525 Bar Esencial …………...........................................….950 472559 Bar Isabel ................................................................950 475941 Bar Med ..................................................................677 113995 Bar Mesón Felipe San Bernabe …......950 475966 / 631 301368 Beachcomber ..............................................................950 473099 Burladero ……..........................................................950 615041 Cafetería Dolce …….................................................950 475178 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Cafe LaLa ......................................................……….678 202039 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic …............................…950 615344 Captain's Bar ...........................................................950 473246 Casa Pepe (formerly Trufi Bar) …........................…950 615096 Cave Bar (Bar Cueva) ….......................................…..950 478799 Don Mojito ……..................................................…….664 225459 Eatz Diner (See p.23)............................................…..677 865050 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Don .......................................................................607 797033 Gala's ...........................................…950 472308 / 618 539500 Jazz Life Café (Mojácar Pueblo) ........................…….647 724367 Koi ….........................................................................950 615425 La Cava ......................................................................950 472181 La Finca ....................................................................697 212820 La Mar Salada .........................................................950 472181

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com La Parata ……...................................950 478186 / 667 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ....................................647 Le Troquet ..............................................................950 Los Amigos ...............................................................950 Lykes ……..........................................….............…….950 Malone's Irish Bar ....................................................667 Moe's Bar ….........................................................…..600 Mojo’s ................................................950 615230 / 667 Mojo Picón ………..........................…..950 472995 / 634 No-Name …………......................................................678 Reflections ………...................................................…665

701424 Pulpí 724367 El Saloon ....................................................................665 731798 475845 San Juan de los Terreros 478489 Mi Cortijo …………..................................................950 466323 478736 273398 279273 959413 896515 712922 919916

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

Turre Bar Stop .....................................................................678 Café Royal, English Tavern ………............................950 Stoney's Sports Bar ……….......................................671 The Pasty Shack ……................................................627 Roberto's (Mojácar Pueblo) ..........................……….600 063292 The Piano Bar ...................................610 005373 / 645 Rusty Nail …………...................................................950 472786 Sabas ………..........................................................…950 478226 Sands (See p.23)…............................................…..670 613795 Sitio ………...............................................................687 265518 The Blue Lagoon ...................................................672 019255 The Emerald Isle (See front cover)..........…………..678 914923 The Irish Rover .......................................................950 473135 The Lemon Lounge ............................................….950 472659 The Loft …....................................................……….950 475155 Yvi’s Swiss Bar ............................................................686 431758

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Palomares Bar Oasis …….............................................................950 467412 Centro Plaza ................................................................950 618614. Valle del Este La Dulce Casa ….................................................…….950 467768 Hole in One Venues Bar .......................950 461068 / 647 424279

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Mis Amigos …….................................................…….671 608498 Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208

Pueblo Laguna / Vera Beach

Vera Playa

Bar Dolar ....................................................................950 132015 Corner Bar ...............................................................950 Bar Millionaire Sports Bar ……............950 617467 / 637 255978 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................662 Puerto Rey Gnomo Feliz II .........................................................950 The Terrace Bar ........................................................608 610556 La Buena Mesa ……..........................950 467222 / 610 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 The Happy Castor ……......................................……667

618209 474861 132350 356387 467682 767962

Villaricos Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 821476 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 467777 La Plaza Sports Bar …….......................................…950 467590 Los Conteros ..............................................................950 467582

BARS (BEACH BARS)

Aku Aku (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478981 Albatros (Mojácar).................................….............…617 405190

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b2-bar baria (Vera) .....................................................950 397733 Babel (Mojácar) …………..........................................669 384511 BB.me (Mojácar Playa) ….................................……..657 303043 El Cid (Mojácar) .......................................................950 472063 El Paso (Mojácar Playa) ............................................615 644682 El Patio (Mojácar) ........................................................629 287265 La Zarzuela, formerly Neptuno/Henry's (Mojácar) ......689 218208 Los Arcos Chiringuito (Mojácar) ...............…..............950 473042 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Maui (Mojácar) ……....................................................950 478722 Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) …...........................…616 005387 Playa Blanca (Mojácar) (See p.19)…….671 414084 / 666 406203 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030

BATHROOMS & SHOWERS

24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 GPG-Bathroom Installations ................666 161079 / 950 459402 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036

Tabika Natural Stone (Vera) ….....…….950 390110 / 950 390635 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821

BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST 2 Poplars Guesthouse (Velez Blanco) .950 068025 / 670 243856 Casa Barranca ........................................................667 071077 Casa Blanca (Ogarite/Oria) ………..............................639 269216 Casa de Becque (Cabrera) ……............950 528631 / 663 731536 Casa Diego (Taberno) …….........................................617 171430 Casa Jasmine (La Alfoquía) ......................................950 449513 Casa La Loma Guest House (La Loma) ............……..648 602261 Casas Limaria (Arboleas) ..................675 378291 / 678 166252 Casa Los Arcos (Mojácar) …….................................950 473165 Casa Los Naranjas (Cantoria) ….......................……677 364715 Casa María (Bédar) .................................................950 398216 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) 950 439043 / 686 400331 Casa Oasis (Almendricos, Murcia) ...........................628 504113 Casa Rosa (Huércal Overa) .......................................699 352305 Casita Río (Almanzora) ………......……950 432250 / 636 860177 Cortijo Bienvenido (Cantoria) .....................................950 634851 Dave & Gilly's B & B (Vera Town) …..........................950 391660 Finca El Campico (Bédar) ........................................950 528521 Finca Listonero (Cortijo Grande) ...............................950 479094 Hostal La Parata (Mojácar) ........................................950 472670 Hostal Villa Rosa (Mojácar) .............................................950 478 290 Las Persianas Azules (Velez Rubio) ..950 068054 / 630 149622 Mojácar Playa Hostal ….............……….634 309608 / 670 613795 Rims Rest (Oria) ……….................…..950 432865 / 697 326924 Villa Janian (Lijar) ..............................950 064259 / 626 328274

Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 BICYCLE HIRE Shower Master screens ...........................................677 604497 BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 024001 Speedy Fit (Screens) (See p.4).................................600 006032

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 Mean Machine (Mojácar) …….............................…….950 Rock, Road n Surf Adventures (See front cover)...….634 Scubajive (Mojácar) .............................950 473136 / 606

413984 475419 320360 182696

BICYCLE SALES & MAINTENANCE

Rock, Road n Surf Adventures (See front cover)....….634 320360

BILLIARD / SNOOKER HALLS

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

BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds BOAT TRIPS

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

BOOKS

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

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

Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 Andalucian Con Co Print (See p.28)...............….…..628 408197 Alex Nebesky ............................................................627 071716 A n D Handy Man ....................................................651 850922 Andalucian Tiling & Plastering Specialists 950 619124 / 661 129028 Andaluz Building Services........... ……950 439094 / 664 025044 Anglo Saxon C.B.S …………..........…618 920126 / 686 377172 Antas Building Company …..........…..661 075802 / 697 591117 Armadillo ........................................…950 528128 / 663 303350

BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE

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

BOWLING CENTRE (10 pin)

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

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

BUILDING SERVICES

24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 A1 Services ...............................................................607 Almeria Builders ……............................................…659

306269 987885 692862 685133

Borders Building & Tiling ..........................................687 661807 Brian the Plasterer ....................................................680 487036 Construcciónes Los Matreros .....................................647 841750 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 Deco-house (Ismael) …………....................................670 596085 FMB Plastering ...........................................................697 502470 Futura España ............................................................950 615338 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 GPG - Construction Services ............666 161079 / 950 459402 Grandy Building Solutions …....……..........................663 440329 Handy Houseman .....................................................666 361802 ITM Building Services …….......................................677 011079

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com J B General Builder ............................................... 687 024884 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................950 528842 / 689 185189 John Blackmore (La Alfoquía) ……....950 449068 / 667 814806 Ken Danaher ...........................……….671 146103 / 647 037971 Leon Morley …...............................…..950 477318 / 695 718270 Lucainena Living S.L. ................................................648 143851 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Michael Bowley ….................................950 472903 / 661 956152 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 637 269731 P. Morgan ….........................................950 132793 / 687 814358

Work From Home ........................................................950 066181

CAKES TO ORDER

Cafeteria Dolce (Mojácar Playa) ………................….950 475178 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic (Mojácar) .................950 615344 Cakes ………..............................................…950 528779 / 697 921040 Clare's Café & Bakery (Huércal Overa) ……......….618 864507 Joan's Cakes & Bakes (Albox) ................................678 166272 The Pasty Shack (Turre) ………..............................627 564741

CAR HIRE

1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 654452 Auriga Rent a Car (Aguilas) .................................….968 414582 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545817

Paul Thomas .............................................................676 657936 R.D.M. .................................................687 056369 / 660 096152 Reliable Building & Landscaping ……..678 114268 / 664 167638 Costa Coches Car & Van Hire ……......................….950 459208 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 687 387092 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864

M.H.C.R. (Mojácar) .............................950 478832 / 609 540380 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 670 722666

Superior Plasterers ..............................664 348947 / 950 457504 Tony Walker handyman ...............................................648 091074 Vida Desierto (See p.2) ….....................950 473183 / 610 867029

BUTCHERS

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

CAR VALETING Ávila (Vera) …….................................................……663 126062 Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939 Juan`s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ….............………950 478409 CARD SHOPS

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Bioflow / Ecoflow distributor ......................................686 929855 Bookworms Mojácar) ….............................….............950 473086

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Celebrations (Mojácar) ..............................................950 475366 Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 600032 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................636 063393 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

CARPENTRY

Bob Wain ..................................................................677 Carpentry by Paco ….................................................950 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 Mike Robinson ………........................617 200206 / 647

161816 615517 907207 258489

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

CATTERY

.....................................................677 791165

CHILDREN & BABY

Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...........950 439331 / 666 903579 Baby Rentals (Equipment Hire) ……...................…….699 648058 Baloo’s (Mojácar) ......................................................691 821235

Simon Fisher ............................................................670 514731 The Woodworker (Repairs & Restoration) ..........…..950 528779 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Vida Desierto (Specialist Carpentry) (See p.2) 950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................600 985583

Bebebel (Hire)…........................................................661 575532 Escape Para Niños (Arboleas) ..................................950 431578 Charlotte Woolley (English tuition) …950 478678 / 617 817389 Estabelle (Albox) ……................................................666 689463 Funky Monkeys, Play Group (Mojácar) …….......……697 264179 Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 Jack in Albox ....................................652 580695 / 607 598457 Kids’ Club Bilingual Pre-school & Activity Centre (Los Gall.)608 373085 Lorraine’s Face Painting ....................950 064484 / 687 569113 Wildwood Bespoke Joinery …..............950 067011 / 685 955768 Play Area (Baza) …………...........................................695 859536 CATALOGUE SHOPS Swimlife (Baby swimming classes) ……...............…..687 318054 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………...................…661 575641 Mrs Sausages (Children’s Entertainer) .....................662 002590 The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644

CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS

Brian ……...............................................................……628 408197

CHINESE RESTAURANTS

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

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 516955 CHIROPODIST Howard Flanders …......................…….950 064672 / 663 488348 Arc Angel Services ….................……..950 469655 / 634 325185 Ashby Property Services …….............950 439192 / 607 646027 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 398820 / 662 390453 Crystal Clear Cleaning .....…................................….637 229464 Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 Freshclean …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482 Horno Brillante (Oven cleaning) ..........950 982542 / 626 196915 KC Cleaning Service ...............................................651 850974 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 New Pin Services ................................................678 875508 North East South West ..........................................671 273335 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637 209607 Rene's Cleans .....................................................677 113987 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 T.V. Cleaning Services ……………..............................630 865452 Vida Desierto (See p.2)................……..950 473183 / 610 867029 CHIROPRACTOR Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 CLOTHING (Personalized) Paul Jensen ...............................................................950 460953 Fancy Stitch (Mojácar) .........................677 075842 / 950 615441

CLEANING SERVICES

Pitako (Mojácar) ………..............................................950 615575

24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 A1 Cleaning..........................................950 472528 / 667 340190

COMPUTERS

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Colin (Antas Computer Services) .........950 453622 / 627 717986 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre …….......................….950 393689 Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 070075 Computer Services (Dani) ........................................678 490639

Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 251399

Inside PC (Aguilas) ….........................................…..968 414263 Janga Group .............................................................664 175404 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950 633015 MultiMedia Mojácar ………..............…950 475823 / 672 042564 PC Call Out Service (all areas) ……….......................680 349656 PC City, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) …....................…….902 100302 PC Doctor .................................................................617 692925 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908 Premier Tec ..............................................................627 564741 Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645 Vera Toner (Ink cartridges, etc) …....….950 391307 / 661 336329

COUNSELLING / HEALING

Ananda (Turre) ....................................950 479533 / 639 715120 Be The Best You Can Be Life Coaching ...................686 929855 Casa Blanca Therapy Centre (Arboleas) ……..............950 439020 Chris Hargan (Hypnotherapist) ..................................950 069238 David Smalley ............................................................662 000354 Denise Harrison, Holistic Therapist/Teacher ..............618 057323 Eve Morgan ..............................................................647 203652 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ................................647 821433 Health Essentials (Alan Middup) .................................610 805777 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Josephine Birt ………............................................…950 124834 Karin …….....................................................………..634 459950 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……...................…667979445

Luz de Luna ................................................................637 469937 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 064252 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Tarot & Numerology ………...................................…..670 897832 Tina Clarke ……….....................................................670 385923 Victoria Studios ........................................................634 459950

CRAFTS

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

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS See also Sewing

ABC ……….............................................................….627 046467 Cortinas con Estilo (See p.11).............950 069032 / 678 811125 Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 House of James …………..........................................649 503875 Pitako .............................................................................950 615 575 Soft Options .......................................968 111074 / 687 387092 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) ..................................950 390655 Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 449121 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 Clinica Dental Garrucha ….950 133333 Emergencies 655 474199 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 478989 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 478534 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 479444 Perfect Smile Teeth Whitening (Claire) ........………….671 162584 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 132047

DIGGER HIRE

Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) …….............…..647 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) …………................................636 Lubrin Plant Hire (Mini and Micro) .......950 592922 / 664 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677

809293 914257 841750 092632 327898 403397

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

CURRENCY

Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 620 274281 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319 Jennifer Cunningham y Asociados S.L. ..................950 472048 Moneycorp ……………............……….902 887243 / 637 791981 Ned ……..................................................................…687 845648 R.D.M. Builders .(See p.30)......................................676 034164

CYBERCAFES

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

DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS (Private)

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

DOG GROOMING

Abbie (Mucky Pups) ................................................666 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 DAMP PROOFING Southern Spain Damp Proofing Co. ..950 436430 / 950 436497 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 IsaPeluCan (Turre) ……………..........950 468398 / 667

DANCE ACADEMY

953798 557123 897533 260938

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

DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT

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

DOG TRAINING

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

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DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS Mick Groom .........................................667 039805 / 950 478271 Rod Bridges ……........................……..950 473035 / 687 261280 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569 Peace of Mind 247/ 7 ............................................... 637 974662 Royan Electrics ….................................................... 607 646035 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 660409 Vida Desierto (See p.2).................……950 473183 / 610 867029 Williams Electrical ……….......................................…..677 741366 ENTERTAINERS

DOORS See Windows DVD & VIDEO HIRE

Cinebank (Turre) .......................................................627 738957 Movieland (Mojácar) .................................................950 475003

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

449635 479438 121318 615596

ELECTRICAL GOODS

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

ELECTRICIANS

24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 All Areas Electrics ...................................................676 384107 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 591895 / 685 742 840 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 CD Electrical Services ..............................................617 410534 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres ......................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Fully Qualified Electrician ……................................…670 309878 José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 MGM Electricsl Services C.B. ....……950 467596 / 647 036211

Arriba Arriba ............................................................950 459481 Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 Baz ...........................................................................687 392942 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 124159 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Boogie Nights Karaoke / Disco (Tall Paul) .............692 588016 Brendan O'Dee ………........................950 069264 / 677 763927 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Captain Sunshine …..........................950 618034 / 669 214545 Claire Stoner …............................................………..608 928123 Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Ed Stacey …………...................................................680 355376 Elvis Da Costa .........................................................697 637677 Gee-Bee's Karaoke …...................……………….……618 560070 Graham Steele ………................................................697 616764 Jesse Alonso ..............................................................600 303070 Johnnie St.Clair ……..........................950 469622 / 618 150937 Kayley …….................................................................634 261598 Keith Knight ………...............................950 069248 / 670 533767 Kev Moore (BC Sweet, Christie) ........950 069616 / 600 762856 Kim Allen .................................................................699 950257 Lingerie Provocateur Parties …...…......................…638 343729 Mel Jay ……......................................950 092068 / 671 108054 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Mrs Sausages (Children’s Entertainer) .....................662 002590 New Life ....................................................................667 044173 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Stan Roberts .............................................................687 361440 Robin Marston............................................................. 678 180807 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Star Karaoke Steve ………..........................................649 204165 Steve King (Mobile DJ) .........................950 137177 / 680 272822 Sue Moretta ……............................….950 475849 / 672 148730 The Cactus Twins ……….........................................667 989270 The GeckoBros ........................................................626 460465 Tom Lee ……............................................................627 175142 Tony Justice ……….................................................…637 159249 Why Not Disco ……….............................................…660 707075

ESTATE AGENTS

1st Call Spanish Homes (Vera) ………950 139912 / 661 143871 1st Choice Almería (Mojácar) ...................................950 472002 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 659136399 4salebyowner-spain ..............................950 069573 / 647 162928 Angel Property (Palomares) ……….............................950 618054 Arboleas Property Sales S.L. .............………………..950 449647 Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …...…958 003391 Arroyo Invest. & Prop. Serv. S.L. (Arboleas) 950 449158 / 679 423370

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Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 692 697268 Casas Rusticas (Bédar) ...............................................950 398892 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Citrus Homes ………………..................638 849254 / 618 245709 Clover Estates (Albox & Vera) ..................................902 121229 Coast ...................................................950 069583 / 664 244518 Coldwell Banker (Aguilas) ……...................................968 415001 Cole's of Andalucia (See p.15).............950 469592 / 697 640681 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088

Desert Springs Property Re-sales ...............................950 467541 Dursa (Isla del Fraile) ................................................950 478121 Espagna Homes S.L. (San Juan de los Terreros)........950 466044 Euroxan (Vera) ..........................................................699 067922 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 Grupo Dizu (Huércal Overa) ………...........................950 470303 Harmony Homes ......................................................678 612512 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……..........950 615156 / 609 026526 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com INMOjácar (Mojácar) .................................................950 472930 K7 Mojácar (See p.33) ...........................................950 478555 Kevinspain .................….......................950 064464 / 626 390627 LPI Spain (Mojácar) …………...................................950 475779 Lifestyle Homes (Turre) ............................................950 618714 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Manzana Homes ……..................................................950 133769 Mojácar Estates .........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Homes (See previous page)...........................950 478834. MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132965 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 My Spanish Home ….........…………..950 472308 / 618 539500 Netforce (Mojácar Playa) .................................…….950 472683 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ………..............................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ......................................950 475800 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ..............................950 133508 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …………968 419360 / 628 147408 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Oliver Group Estate Agents (Albox) ……....………………950 121 960 PNI (Albox) ……..............…................950 121201 / 678 421078 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Positiva Property Group S.L. (See p.51) 950 617611 / 671 612451 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.35)...........950 478915 Prime Properties (Mojácar) ........................................950 475448 Realtors (Mojácar) ...................................................950 092094 Reduced2sale ……........................……950 450089 / 610 316101 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...........950 432157 / 639 976192 Royal Estate (Mojácar) …....................................…..950 472334 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Sol Mar (Albox) ..................................950 120210 / 654 590258

Mojácar Tours ……………...........................................950 475757 Mandi 4x4 ………....................................................…634 656532

FABRICS

Cortinas con Estilo ............................950 069032 / 678 811125

FASHION

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

Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) .................................…958 003391 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 615388 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ..........................…..950 618209 This 'N' That (Baza) ……........................................…655 149521 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) ..................................................950 528440 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) ….......….............................950 472430 Wosps (Las Buganvillas) …............................……...…950 452870

FENCING Chain Link Almanzora ………...................................697 801875

FINANCIAL SERVICES See also Insurance and Funeral Insurance

Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 705502 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ..................................950 478617 Jennifer Cunningham Y Asociados S.L. .....................950 472048 Mortgage Solutions (Mojácar) …......…950 472032 / 607 702694 Totus Wealth Management .............…950 064567 / 686 509247 Offshore Money Management ...........952 830916 / 950 398078 EXCURSIONS Positiva Property Group S.L. …....…..950 617611 / 671 612451 Ananda (Turre) ....................................950 479533 / 639 715120 VFS Europe (Peter Danniells) …...........................950 478617 Carib Scoots (Mojácar) (See front cover)..639 734297 / 950 450092 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Discovery 4 x 4 tours …….....................................…..661 233890 Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...............……617 637359 / 950 450343

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 FIREPLACES Tabika (Vera) …...........................……950 390110 / 950 390635 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 000700 FISH & CHIPS Futura España ...........................................................950 615338 Allbites (La Alfoquía) ................................................666 032776 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ………950 459060 / 649 482677 Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 535836 Clare's Café & Bakery (Huércal Overa) …...…....…..618 864507 Eatz Diner (Mojácar Playa) (See p.23)..................…677 865050 Zak’s (Garrucha) .....................................................950 133193

Mister Screen ................. ……….................................637 159249 Mosqueetos Hate Us ……….............…687 271809 / 677 109029 MozziScreens ..............................................................677 604497 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..................................................600 006032 FISHING The Bug Busters ................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Graham) ...................................647 803030 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. .......................…….950 473104 We Fit (See front cover)......................................…660 052051 FITNESS CENTRES Alison .....................................................................637 465487 FOOD SHOPS Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Cost Cutters (Albox) ................................................ 950 120691 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ........................................950 460545 gb’s supermarket (Albox) ...........................................950 633161 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065. K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606 Harmony Gym (Mojácar) ..............................................950 475403 Mr UK (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 475850 Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) .........................617 719913 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox).....................689482694 Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 FROZEN FOODS Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 King’s Foods ...........................................................619 530436 X-tone (Mojácar Playa) ..............................................664 550661 FUNCTION VENUES Desert Springs Resort .......................950 548420 / 618 609978 FLAMENCO Tablao de la Chus (Vera Playa) ................................950 467165 Gala's (Mojácar Playa) ….............…….950 472308 / 618 539500 Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) ……....................................950 475198 FLOORING (Wooden) Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 418954 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 The Palms (Urcal) ……….......................................….950 134333

FLORISTS

Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ..............................672 Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950

FUNERAL COMPANIES

203457 CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….....................................617 456335 479496 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) ........................................950 478102 478985 120211

FLY SCREENS

Andalucian Glass C.B. ............................................950 064829

FUNERAL INSURANCE

Asssa Insurance .....................................................968 153396 Avalon Europe S.L. .................................................966 799070 Jennifer Cunningham Y Asociados S.L. ...................950 472048

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Lifestyle Insurance .............................950 069312 / 687 792655 SR Insurance Services (Turre) ……........................…950 479517

FURNITURE PACKAGES

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

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE

Andinas (Antas, El Real) ...........................................950 459128 Antique Palaces (La Concepción) ......664 619819 / 686 697665 Artekit ........................(Vera) 950 390524, (Almería) 950 087100 Artisanos (Antas) …...…….......................................…696 431510 Casa Nativa (Valle del Este) …….............................629 624286 La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Martin & Leah Hurst, Casa Piña (Turre) ......................654 917211 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ....................950 104272 / 670 845498 Soluciones Rusticas (Carboneras) …950 364835 / 646 821821 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….................……950 450422

FURNITURE SHOPS

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

Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. …….................................651 Ground Cover ..........................................................627 Iron Art (Garden Furniture) Antas .................…..…..637

847583 704916 308451 259033

624286 633288 845730 296567 393244 482456

Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 178427 L & M Landscapes ...........................671 608503 / 670 409538 Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 819407 Lasting Impressions …....................................………661 985319 Lucainena Living S.L. ………....................................648 143851 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Magic Garden (Albox) ….........................................…680 496899 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Peter Williams ............................................................672 732385 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Potty Fincas ..........................………..950 163930 / 616 855294 In Style (Los Llanos, Arboleas) ................................630 348505 Iron Art (Antas Real) ..........................................….637 259033 KA International (Vera) .......................................….950 392980 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 Rincón Del Mimbre .Vera) ........950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Rio Trading (Vera) ..................................................950 392257 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...........................950 064501 / 687 108259 Tronco Mueble (Albox) ..............................................950 120992

GARDENS

24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 618320 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Reliable Builders & Landscaping …...........................678 114268 Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting) ......628 408197 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Vida Desierto Landscaping (See p.2)...950 473183 / 610 867029 Eco Gardens ……….....................…..950 523215 / 628 661075 Eden Landscapes ...................................................950 634463 You Can Always Find It Gardens 4 U .....................................627 968434 / 687 629819 In The Focus! Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Shed Man ..............................950 069763 / 667 238273

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GOLF COURSES

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

A1 Services ...............................................................607 692862 Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..608 Smith Plumbing S.L......................................................950 468041 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 Desert Springs ........................................................687 Macenas Beach Golf ...................…....................…..950 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 Valle del Este ...........................................................950

549869 479176 599115 548240 133230 398743

GOLF EQUIPMENT

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

GOLF HOLIDAYS

Oak Tree Golf Tours SL (See p.23).....670 613795 / 618 133439

GOLF TUITION

Francisco (Marina Golf) ...............................................950 Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Jesús (Macenas Golf) ……........................................687 GLASS CURTAINS Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

133235 479176 187682 526671 256923

GOURMET FOODS

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

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL

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

574145 704916 259033 206729

GUTTERING

GLAZING (Supply & Repair)

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

Andalucian Glass C.B. ..............................................950 064829

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

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

Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) ......................................670 500711 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 Antas Hair Studio (Studio ll) (See p.59).....................637 199884 Aron Letterese (Massage) ...................697 516715 / 950 472790

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………….950 439043 / 686 400331 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 Barberia, Just for Him & Her (Albox) …...................950 121346 Beatriz Caparrós (Beautician) (Mojácar) ….........…….950 478936 Beauty Basics (Hair & Beauty Supplies) .950 467616 / 666 711 473 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Beyond Beauty (mobile beautician & nail tec) .........697 704364

Bliss (Albox) .....................................950 120691 / 690 093842 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) .................….950 473159

Boost Immune System .................................................950 066181 Chemical Free Natural Skin Care Products ...............686 929855 Clive, Barber (Albox) ........................................................950 121 927 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Day Spa (Desert Springs) …..........................……….610 944494 Donna's …….......................................950 431501 / 628 669456 ElectroLotus Acupuncture & Beauty Therapy . ...........699 603088 Etticut (Vera) .........................................................667 971960 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................950 634369 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Feet 1st ………...........................................................617 160028 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) .......................950 132765 Francesca Herman (Mojácar) (See p.27)...................687 480694 Gents Hairdresser .................................................. 600 070075 Harmony Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar)..................950 475403 International Hair Design, (Mojácar) ......................... 666 299714 JD Hair Design (Albox) …...........................................645 560367 Kate Young (Independent Herbalife Distributor) ……..669 945221 Katie at Home (Turre) …............……..950 479457 / 687 308604 Ken Peluqueros (Mojácar Playa) ……....................…950 615094 Kuts 2 (Huércal Overa) ............................................662 094372

Lou Lou’s (Turre) ....................................................634 894849 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113

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Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) 950 615593 / 697 421672 Men's Hairdresser (Mojácar Playa) …..................……646 746885 Nails by Holly ………...............................................…664 870440 Nicki Tew, Beauty Therapist …….........................……659 929852 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) ......................950 618129 Penthouse Studio, Hair & Beauty, (Mojácar)...............950 472952 Perfect Smile (Claire) ...........................................…671 162584 Sarah Noble, Mobile Hairdresser (Mojácar) ….……..666 748035 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...............................950 449451 Sol Passion Beauty (Sharon) …….......950 473244 / 687 389925 Sol Passion Tanning Studio (Mojácar) ..950 473244 / 672 379927

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

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HEALTH FOODS

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

089170 448445 478446 014506

HIRE

Baby Basics (Baby Equipment Hire) .....950 439331 / 666 903579 Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Hire Shop .............................................670 401075 / 607 280541 Mean Machine Hire (Turre) ……...........................…..672 685969 Nursery Hire (San Juan de los Terreros) ….666 255765 / 950 466472 The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644

HARDWARE OUTLETS

Ferretería El Real .....................................................950 459009 Ferretería Gonzales (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 HOLIDAY / CONFERENCE CENTRES Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres ............676 437128 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073

HOLISTIC TREATMENT

HEATING

Andrew Morrison (Econo-Heat)..................................627 250204 Ananda (Turre) ...................................950 479533 / 639 ElectroLotus Acupuncture ..........................................699 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687

715120 603088 923733 569113

HORSE & EQUINE SUPPLIES

A Caballo (Antas Real) ……......................................950 459231

HORSE RIDING

Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 241878 Desert Riders Spain (Tabernas) .........950 066084 / 637 257652 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...........................950 478991 / 639 724521 Finca El Campico (Bédar) ........................................950 528521 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 243561 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ...................................678 838547 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628 239696

HOME CARERS see also Nursing

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

HOTELS

Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Cala Real (Aguilas) ..........................................968 414562 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Barry & Graham (oil heating) ……….667 853062 / 620 112193 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ……......................................968 447125 Cosy Casa Central Heating (Albox) …................…….950 425049 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014

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Halifax (Vera) .......................................950 392061 / 657 Jennifer Cunningham y Asociados S.L. ....................950 Knight Insurance (Albox) ….......................................950 Liberty Seguros (The Property Shop) ..............………950

Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ............................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Vera Hotel .................................................................950 393008

660234 472048 121943 475241

Lifestyle Insurance ..…...................……950 069312 / 687 792655 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Lloyd & Whyte (Albox) …….................................…..950 120192 Lloyd & Whyte (Mojácar) …..............................……950 615302 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 Max RPM (Albox) ................................................….607 603380 NRG Insurance ……..............................................….607 478408

HOUSEHOLD GOODS

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

INSURANCE

Abbeygate Insurance ..................................965 745097 / 965 744456 Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 449158 / 697 423370 Asssa Insurance ..................................................……968 153396 Axa ......................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar) ...................................950 478307 Easy Insurance (Lucainena de las Torres) .................950 066276 García & Trinidad (Albox) ……............................……950 120340

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Santalucia (Vera) .................................................... 950 Sol Y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 120210 / 654 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ……......................….950 SR Insurance Services (Turre) ……........................…950

390839 KENNELS 590258 Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 064682 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 479517 Five Bone Hotel ........................................................630 Home from Home ……..............................................677 K9 .......................................................950 168015 / 600 La Palomino (Tijola) …………....................................600

INTERIOR DESIGN

ABC Interior Design ………...................................…..627 Cortinas con Estilo (See p.11)...........950 069032 / 678 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 Ines ……......................................................................618 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691

722197 564640 234556 382713 251464 829990

046467 811125 260792 My Place or Yours ....................................................607 554984 245658 Paws*A*While (Fines) …….....................................…696 562662 318309 KITCHENS 261818 24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes Artizan (Vera) (See p.29).................…950 390635 / 661 985310 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS Kitchen Cocina (Albox) ..............................................950 121990 Agnata .............................................................……..697 530618 L.J.D.Kitchens S.L. (Turre) .....................................637 064651 Ananda (Turre) ..................................950 479533 / 639 715120 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) .............................606 198958 Bureaucracy Busters ................................................650 284862 Christina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………............................................627 376953 Danika Edwards ........................................................647 258828 Joanne Tissington ……………....................................637 267150 Leticia ………..........................................................…950 615566 MSK ……............................................................…..696 052600 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) ......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Maureen ...............................................950 523853 / 678 403899 Melissa .....................................................................677 146592 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 625 540769 Singular Kitchen (Aguilas) ….........….....................…968 414845 Real Almería Translations ………....….950 398820 / 662 390453 Simon Fisher (Kitchen Specialist)................................670 514731 S.O.S Translations …................................................651 500670 LAUNDERETTES Simply Solved ………............................................….617 882689 Sol y Mar Services (Albox) ….....…….950 120210 / 654 590258 Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................639 161725 Solutions Almería ...............................950 478917 / 667 846132 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Tina Clarke ………....................................................670 385923 Written Translations (Yamile) ...................................626 207575

JET WASHING

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

JEWELLERS

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

KARTING

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

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414327 132657 850974 472896. 460094 478359

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors

Ananda (Turre) ....................................950 479533 / 639 715120 AG2 Asesores (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133617 Bureaucracy Busters ..................................................650 284862 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ..................................950 478420 Gecko Business Services …..........................………617 611140 Lifestyle Solutions (Turre) ..........……..950 479057 / 637 267893

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

LINEN

Gill’s English Bedlinen (Mojácar) ............................950 472835 The English Rose (Albox) ………...…950 431500 / 666 835939

LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR

Corpore (Mojacar) formerly Can Can ……...........……619 803093 Evora (Aguilas) ……..................................................968 447954 Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 676833 Legs & Co (Mojácar Playa) ……..............................950 615512 Lingerie Provocateur ………......................................638 343729 Lunas (Turre) ……….........................................661642341 Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ....................................650 826829 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950 135742

LOCKSMITH Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 121909 Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 132253 24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 24hr Home from Home Services SL ....968 419374 / 638 987885

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MOBILITY SERVICES

Easy Care Mobility Services …………........................650 626460 Mobility Matters (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615432

MORTGAGE SERVICES

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

24hr Locksmith (Mojácar) ...................950 472982 / 658 828560 Arboleas Locksmith ...................................................697 243181 Locksmith (Lee)..........................................................666 949213

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

LOGS FOR SALE

Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) …...............….630 356095 / 616 Levante Logs ............................................................670 Potty Fincas ………….........................950 163930 / 616

455328 044719 243724 855294

MARBLE FABRICATIONS

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

MARKETING SERVICES

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

METAL WORK

Angel Welding …………............................................610 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 GM Fabrications (Antas) .....................671 992722 / 666 Golden Gates .....................................950 064686 / 677 Metal Matt ...........................................627 167167 / 671 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 Metalform ..................................................................617 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Real Steel ................................................................666 Speedy Fit Security Grilles (See p.4)........................600 Terry Willis ………………...........................................600

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

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

MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS

Boys Toys España (Arboleas Industrial Estate) …….630 Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) .......................617 637359 / 950 Max RPM (Albox) .................................................….607 Mean Machine Motorbikes & Quads (Turre) …...….672 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 Quad Treks .........................................678 006460 / 697

NURSING see also Home Carers

ATS District Nurse ……………..................................662 277845 Almería Angels .. .....................................................665 017950 Medicare Nursing Services .....................................687 357881

MOBILE HOMES

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

504085 685550 450343 603380 685969 133033 938352 462746

OPTICIANS

Federopticos (Aguilas) …….........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ...........................................950 121122 MultiOpticas ...........(Mojácar) 950 472285 (Garrucha) 950 460665 ................................................................(Carboneras) 950 130707 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777

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Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 S.O.S. Painting ……………........................................651 500670 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Susana's Painting Services ….............................……649 759053 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 The Fast Brush .........................................................950 472668 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES + Visión Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …......................….950 472783 See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures

OSTEOPATHS

PEST CONTROL

Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Jason …….........................................950 064015 / 680 903609 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ) .................................950 132765 Sedesa (Vera) …………............................................950 390990 John Morgan (Mojácar & Arboleas).......666 157942 / 647 203652

PETS

PAINTING & DECORATING

Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 Arc Angel Services (Pet Minding) …….950 469655 / 634 325185 Achim Lob ..............................................................678 997361 Ashlove's Pet House (Mojácar Playa) …….............…950 475502 Estabelle (Albox) .....................................................666 689463

A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 Borders Painting ………........................................…687 Eurodec …….........................................................…667 Futura España .........................................................950 In & Out Painters & Decorators ...…........................675 JPM ...........................................................................627 No Need to Paint ………...................658 087966 / 966 Paint Magic ..........................................................617 Peter Dowling ............................................................647 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671

024884 661807 238273 615338 535944 090422 463131 904774 587846 227259

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

562872 133560 087966 588547 413972

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Indigo Photography ...................................................637 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 The Image Suite ……...................…..........................666

974793 272822 045911 117174 611207 786914 291984

PHYSIOTHERAPY

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

PIANO TUNER

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

PICTURE FRAMING

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

PIZZERIAS

Aqua Marina (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 475948 Arcano (Mojácar) .......................................................950 615100 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ............................................................950 468425 El Ángel (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …............................……950 398799 El Sotano (Albox) .....................................................610 295285 Góndola (Garrucha) ................................................950 133928 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) .....................................….950 478098

Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) ......................................950 472809 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132305 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...............................950 478401 Tito Paco (Turre) ............................................................950 618957

PLUMBING

24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 3062699 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….646 619060 / 662 342669 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 591895 / 685 742 840 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 Almería Plumbing & Building ....................................696 645872 Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……..................................610 052407 Barry & Graham …................……….667 853062 / 620 112193 Carlos (Saliente) .....................................................950 121918 Cosy Casa Plumbing (Albox) ……..........................950 425049 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 GPG - Plumbing & Bathrooms ...........666 161079 / 950 459402 Knowles & Abbott …….........................950 137197 / 606 807797 Los Conteros Plumbing ........................950 467582 / 661 147522 Mojácar Plumbing ….............................................……699 909773 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041 Tijola Plumbing ........................................................662 621599 Vida Desierto Plumbing .......................610 867029 / 950 473183

POOL COVERS

Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ……….......................…….667 652888 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Real Covers (Mojácar) (See next page).950 478763 / 609 667333 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 472928 SolyAqua ....................................................................664 788316 Pineta (Garrucha) .......................................................950 133008 TeleTek ..............................................950 459007 / 647 587855 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ............................................950 618903 Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …........................................968 447862 POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar) .......................................950 478517 24hr Casaserve (See p.6)....................950 466438 / 676 306269 Pizzeria Mary (Garrucha) …….......................................950 460536 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064

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POSTAL SERVICES

Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..636 063393 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) …............................950 398896 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 Rohha Mailboxes (Mojácar) ..................950 473224 / 662 288146 All in One (Pool Maintenance) ……….950 452855 / 656 388283 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Cactus Prop.Management (Pool Cleaning) .663 053502 / 692 460393 PRINTING Clearwater Pools (Maintenance) ................................950 430968 DP (Maintenance) .....................................................678 490641 Arc Angel Services (Leaflets & Distribution) .950 469655 / 634 325185 Ever Clear Pools …..............................................….678 850279 Cost-a-Print ..........................................667 376644 / 627 378147 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 470778 Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 620799 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Hidro-Sport S.L. (Pebbletec) .................................…950 581407 Freelance Designers Spain ............... 950 092291 / 627 817936 Indalo Pools .........................................950 472764 / 677 403397 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155

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

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS

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

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

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

Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) …...............950 619227 / 626 578164 Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 449158 / 697 423370 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) …………......................….950 478643 Cactus Property Management .............663 053502 / 692 460393 Citrus Homes ……………….........…….638 849254 / 618 245709 Coast ...................................................950 069583 / 664 244518 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Elite Property Services ............................................697 532323

Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...........950 432157 / 639 976192 Rent Mojácar (See next page).................................950 615042 RLT Properties .....................................950 069593 / 671 283708 Sierra Property Services (Turre) ...........950 479232 / 670 856743

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Sunflower Homes (Garrucha) …................…..........…950 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 Total Security Management .....................................665 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .......................950 473183 / 610 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627

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PROPERTY PROMOTERS

Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS ........................................................................950 615035 Casa Rusticas (Bedar) …...............................……..950 398892 Clover (Albox & Vera) …….........................................902 121229 Dursa (Isla de Fraile) .............................................950 478121 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar .................................................950 469496 GIS Inmobiliaria (Bedar) ....................................……950 459450 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Key Mare (Vera)........................................................902 390090 Lakes Vega Promociones ...........................................950 449206 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132955 Multicasa Aguilas ......................................................968 493009 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Promobys …………….................................................950 618889

PROPERTY VALUATIONS

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

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS

Choice FM (91.4 & 107.3) .....................................950 618756 Fresh FM (90.8) ......................................................666 676518 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864

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REFRIGERATION

MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 MGM Electrical C.B. ............................950 467596 / 647 036211

REMOVALS & STORAGE

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

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

Aguilas Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 La Vía ........................................................................646 430496 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946

Albox La Parrilla ................................................................950 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 Run (Oriental) ..........................................................950 Syedpur (Indian) …..................................................950 Tapas La Bistro .......................................................629 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639

430024 430145 430296 120606 172006 231507

Antas Asador Gloria …..............................….950 453150 / 625 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ......................................950 Mi Casa ..............................................950 453007 / 950 Euro Removals ………........................950 069128 / 637 255978 Olivers …………….....................................................950 Furniture Plus SL Storage ..............................................968 482 456 Arboleas In Storage (Albox) .....................................................630 348505 El Mirador …………….............................................…678

668613 459081 453048 619208

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

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

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

Cortijo Grande Finca Listonero ………..................................………..607 364875 Los Limoneros ...........................................................950 468132 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Casa Los Pinos ……...........................................…..950 468236 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 Desert Springs Resort Orange Box (Antas)................................................. 678 612331 Crocodile Club Restaurant ..................................….950 548404 Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 El Torrente ………….............................................…….950 548403 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 Bar La Montaña ...................................950 469403 / 617 577615

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Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo

El Paniajo ...............................................................950 477202 Alibi (Italian) ...........…...................................………950 473250

El Pinar

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

Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 Döner Kebab…….................................................……610 Góndola ....................................................................950 Hotel Tikar .................................................................950 Pineta ..............................................................…….950

460588 133154 303238 133928 617131 133008

Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950 133193

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

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

La Alfoquía Allbites …........................................................………666 032776 Sabor .................................................950 592967 / 699 726993 Taberna Pacifica (Thai), Bar La Union ....950 634533 / 677 623176

Las Alparatas

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

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

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

Limaria

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

Los Gallardos Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 810143 Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 506869

Los Patricios

Willow Restaurant (Las Tinajas Club) .......................663 606954

Lucainena de Las Torres Venta el Museo ........................................................950 364200

Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 Cous Cous .........................................950 468113 / 661 642972 Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 472924 Da Vinci .....................................................................950 475127 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Delfos ………........................................................….627 624615 El Olivo (See p.74)...................................................950 472543 El Refugio (Mexican).................................................950 615487 Gala’s .............................. ..................950 472308 / 618 539500 Indian Curry House ..............................950 475947 / 661 159089 India Tandoori (See back cover)............950 472649 / 637 465493

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Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Kimrick .......................................................................950 475198 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 Kohinoor Indian …..................................................…646 665926 La Cabaña (See p.7)...................................................950 615179 La Cantina .................................................................950 478841 La Cava ....................................................................950 472181 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181 Le Troquet .................................................................950 475845 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Parata .......................................…950 478186 / 667 701424

Le Bistrot (Breton) .........................................……..950 478008 l'incanto (Italian) .......................................................950 472224 Lyke’s .........................................................................950 478736 Mandala Beach Club .................................................950 437131 Mediterráneo (See next page)......................................950 472268 Mesa (See p.9)..........................................................950 472948 Neptuno ...................................................................616 005387 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ......................................950 615151 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) .........950 472208 Playa Blanca (See p.19)....................…617 414084 / 666 406203

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Ramo del Limón ......................................................950 Restaurant 22 (See p.13) ..........................................950 Rincón de Lola .......................................................950 Roberto's ……..............................................………..600 Sal Marina ...............................................................950 Smugglers .................................................................687 Subway ……………...................................................950 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 Viva .......................................................................950

472659 473058 473198 063292 472405 489145 478129 478651 475457

Mojácar Pueblo

Café La La ...............................................................678 202039 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Elizabeth .......................……...……..606 061811 / 950 478014 Napoli (Italian) (See p.27)..........................................950 472976 Pulcinella (Italian) ....................................................950 478401

Palomares Oasis Bar & Restaurant ……............................……950 467412

Partaloa

Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….671 608498

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Villaricos

El Mar La Mar (See p.3)...........................................950 467030 La Esperanza ............................................................950 467211 Casa de La Vega (formerly Montesol) .......................950 466399 Don Tadeo ..................................................................670 860386 Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323

San Juan de Los Terreros Turre

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

RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS

468425 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …....950 459060 / 649 482677 498536 468321 618903 479188 479607 618957

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

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

Vera

ROOFING Carmona ...................................................................950 390760 Casa de la Vega ....................................................950 391208 P.Morgan ..............................................950 132793 / 687 814358 RUGS Cortijo Albari ..............................................................950 391706 Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 Albox Rugs (Albox) ...........................637 756646 / 950 633149 Florin Carpets .................................................……678 048808 Vera Playa b2 & Bar Baria ...........................................................950 397733 Chili 2 ....................................................................950 467853 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 En Fu ……............................................................…950 467839 Gnomo Feliz II .........................................................950 132350 La Buena Mesa ……………................950 467222 / 610 356387

RURAL TOURISM

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

SATELLITE TV

ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 591895 / 685 742 840 Cuevasat ...............................................950 523740 / 628 153340 dmatch digital services SL (See p.5) 950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa-digital (See next page)...........950 133233 / 678 332815

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com J & A Multi-Services ................................................667 J.W. Air-Sat S.L. ......................................................610 Skystars (Albox) ......... .......................687 042335 / 667 Solo Sat .................... ........................699 909737 / 647 Tel Air ............................................... 950 393116 / 647

292227 806857 366797 247494 587855

SCHOOLS See also Tuition

ELC Education & Language Centre …………..........…670 575249 Indalingo (Palomares) …..................…....................672 685969

SCOOTER HIRE

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

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

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

Screenmasters ……................………..680 777789 / 677 152911

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

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

SEWING

The Patio People ………….......................................610 345011 ABC Sewing / Alterations ……............................…..627 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 351324 Alice .......................................................................666 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 SCUBA DIVING Diane Sewing Services ……….......................……….677 Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968 493215 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 049229 SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669 040963 Scubajive (Mojácar) ................……….950 473136 / 606 182696 Sub & Sub Multiaventura (Mojácar) …950 478908 / 637 828196 VivaRiva Sports S.L. (Villaricos) .............................950 467572

SECOND HAND

Angla (Mojácar Playa) .........................667 285004 / 646 De Lima S.L. (Mojácar Playa)................600 344565 / 647 Next 2 New (Los Gallardos) ....................................697 Second Time Around (Albox) .......................................950

046467 617037 056788 853607 945502

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 Pet Whittaker, dressmaker ................950 397263 / 671 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626 Sue (Bédar) ……....................................................600

503875 273335 997998 479278 319907 811169

SHOPPING CENTRES

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

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle)

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

620799 953722 162709 521397

Sign Studio …………...........................667 376644 / 627 378147 Sign Works (Baza)....................................................646 359837

SKIN TREATMENTS

Francesca Herman (See p.27....….......................….687 480694

SKIP HIRE

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

SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy

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

Ecosol ......................................................................608 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ...........................609 888549 / 950 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 Teletek .................................................950 459007 / 647

SOLICITORS

454559 468230 139568 587855

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

Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 AVSA Lawyers (Puerto Rey) 950 617359....(Aguilas) 968 446576 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 473046 Canton & Prieto (Garrucha) …………..647 049550 / 950 460731 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 617017 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038

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SPAS

Boys Toys España (Arboleas Industrial Estate) .........630 SolyAgua ....................................................................638 Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .........................................950 TeleTek (See p.31) (Antas).................950 459007 / 647 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950

Taj (Turre) ...............................................................950 479607 504085 Tasty Takeaways (Puerto Rey) ….....................…….690 139401 574145 472845 587855 459100

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING

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

SURVEYORS

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

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

TATTOO ARTISTS

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

TAXIS (Legal)

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

TILING & PATIO WORK

Sapphire Surveyors ………...................950 064725 / 671 208782 1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…659 741875 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 SPORTS THERAPIST Ray Daniels ……...................……….........................617 741564 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 STAINED GLASS Andalucian Tiling & Plastering Specialists .950 619124 / 661 129028 Janet Broady ….............................…..950 130627 / 628 809027 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Emerald Construction (Tiling) ……............................649 212707 TAKEAWAYS Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish GPG - Tiling & Plastering ...................666 161079 / 950 459402 & Chips & Pizzerias J & F Paving …………...............................................677 011079 Allbites (La Alfoquía) ..................................................666 032776 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 Bombay Indian (Mojácar) ….................................…..950 472633 P. Morgan ............................................950 132793 / 687 814358 Chili (Turre) (See front cover)...............................…..950 468425 R.D.M. ...............................................687 056369 / 660 096152 Chili 2 (Vera Playa) .................................................950 467853 Robin Marston .........................................................678 180807 Clare's Café & Bakery (Huércal Overa) …...............…..618 864507 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 687 387092 Cornish Pride (Albox) ….....................................………634 920434 Steve Holman .....................................950 456452 / 679 663343 Cornish Pride (Vera) ……........................................….619 502647 Vida Desierto (See p.2)...................…950 473183 / 610 867029 Doner Kebab (Garrucha) ...........................................610 303238 Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298

TRANSLATING see Interpreters TRAVEL

Ananda (Turre) ...................................950 479533 / 639 715120 Alanda Tours (Mojácar) ………............................…..950 615436 Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) …………................950 469061 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Ferri Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 472333 Mojácar Tours (Mojácar Playa) ..........................…..950 475757 Oaktree Golf Tours S.L. ……………….618 133439 / 677 865050 Thomas Cook Holidays (Roquetas) ..............................950 334196 Eatz Diner (Mojácar Playa) ……..............................677 865050 Turre World Tours …….........................................…..950 479369 Golden Amritsar Indian (Las Buganvillas) 950 132898 / 697 811365 Viajes Solar (Mojácar) ...............................................950 478700 India Tandoori (Mojácar Playa) ………950 472649 / 637 465493 TUITION See also Schools Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ...............................………..950 618903 Charlotte Woolley (English) ............950 478678 / 617 827389 Subway (Mojácar) …......................................………950 478129

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ............678 490639 VEHICLE REPAIRS ELC Education & Language Centre .........................670 575249 Albox Service Centre S.L. …................950 120620 / 662 093051 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Jack in Albox (English & Spanish)......652 580695 / 607 598457 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanzora) …..663 341904 Leticia (Spanish Conversation) ……......................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Maths & English …….......................................……..950 473222 Penny Baltrus (Piano) ...............................................666 282620 Robin Wright (Classical Guitar) ..........950 472962 / 627 586037 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................…….667 846132 Sarah Rigby ……………............................................637 049454 Swimming / Aqua Aerobics (Marianne) ..................637 435864 Almería Engine Services .....................950 137850 / 687 075262 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Trumpet & Jazz Keyboard ........................................677 677512

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

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

UPHOLSTERY

Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149 Cortinas con Estilo (Fabrics) (See p.11) 950 069032 / 678 811125 Sue (Bédar) ………..................................................600 811169 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315

VAN HIRE (& man)

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

VEHICLE IMPORTATION

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

Arboleas Car Centre S.L. .......................................950 120198 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324634 Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950 478335 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400 Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447565 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

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

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

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Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876

WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS

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

WATER TREATMENTS

Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……….......................…..610 JF Supplies Albox ……….............….950 064315 / 660 Piscinas Octopus (Albox) …............................………950 TeleTek (See p.31) ....................................................950

052407 350246 121927 459007

WEB DESIGN

DB Auto Paramedics ………..................950 369116 / 678 487689 Divine Logix ...........................................................617 401332 Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 824974 Elliot Denmark ..........................................................600 790123 Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678 955607 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 460814 Image Suite ………...................................................666 291984 VEHICLE SALES Albox Service Centre S.L. …………...................…..950 431600 Janga Group .............................................................664 175404 Almería Engine Services (4x4) ..........950 137850 / 687 075262 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Auto Corner (Los Gallardos) ……........……...........…950 069198 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 Automobiles Bajuma S.L. (Antas) ............................662 167758 Red Y Web .................................................................661 463834 Coastal Cars (Antas) ........................950 459136 / 692 243870 SpeedyPrint & Web Services ......................................665 426968 Kia Motors (Vera) Stuart Campbell ….................…..667 549649 WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ...............(Workshop) 950 478335 Ananda (Turre) (See p.13)..................950 479533 / 639 715120 Nissan (Albox) ………................................................950 430856 Beach Bar Weddings ..........................666 291984 / 607 444034 Taller DAYDO (Antas) …............……950 459116 / 607 373298 Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826 Talleres Azor ............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400

WEIGHT LOSS

VETS

Image (Helen) ..........................950 432902 / 665178326 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Sue (Weight Watchers Albox & Huércal Overa) .....…610 326534

WINDOWS

Andalucian Glass C.B. .............................................950 064829 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220

Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327 CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ...950 475213 Emergencies: 659 957942 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680 743311 Europa (Mojácar) ......950472262 Emergencies: 629099921 Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ….....…950 473104 / 669 143036

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

327863 WINDSCREENS 320761 Guardian Express ….......................................……..902 111555 006032 Pro Sun Solutions .....................................................679 695999 393121 WINES 191821 Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) .............…950 478786 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 411538 WINDOW CLEANING 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419374 / 638 987885 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092 Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 092632 Tentaciónes (Mojácar Zoco Centre) .........................687 403185 Portilla Window Cleaning ...................950 591900 / 605 162709 Toflo Gourmet (Mojácar Parque Comercial) (See p.6)..650 839598 Mick ...........................................................................627 205331 WOODBURNING STOVES Vaughn Wood (Almanzora Valley) ..............................635 675681 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Fuente) .....950 472135

WINDOW TINTING

ZOO & PARK

Pro Sun Solutions .....................................................679 695999 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236

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

Almería City Autumn Events The Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, directed by Christina Hoyos perform 'Poema del Cante Jondo, en el Café de Chinitas', October 16th & 17th 'Maldita Nerea' the Murcian group lead by Jorge Ruiz perform on October 22nd Luis Eduardo Aute, Spanish singer & songwriter performs on October 29th, 9pm. 2008 was the 40th anniversary of his 1st album. The play "Dos Menos" is performed by José Sacristán & Héctor Alterio on November 5th. Rafael Alvarez ,'El Brujo', brings his show 'El Testigo' de Fernando Quiñones on December 4th & 5th. 'Hombres G', with lead singer David Summers perform their pop-rock classics Friday, December 11th. All the above events take place in the Maestro Padilla Auditorium, Almería City. Tickets & info from "Cultura Quiosko" in the Rambla or 950 230922 or via www.serviticket.com or www.entradas.com

Roquetas Autumn Events Anabel Velosa, the dancer born in Garrucha, brings her dance company 'Deje Flamenco' on October 17th. The flamenco-based performance will feature a total of 20 dancers. The Almería singer Encarna Navarro performs on October 31st. The Russian Ballet perform the 'Nutcracker Suite' on October 24th. Joaguín Sabina from Úbeda presents his new album on December 8th & 9th. Mozart's Requiem Mass is performed on December 12th and a concert by the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra takes place on December 19th. All concerts take place in the Roquetas Auditorium and ticket prices and information can be found at w w w. te a t r o a u d i to r i o r o q u et a s . o r g

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Exhibitions The 2009 'Itinerarte' travelling exhibitions of Photography, Sculpture, Painting and Recycled Art visit Arboleas, Fiñana, Huércal Overa, Santa Fe de Mondújar and Turre. The Photography tour is at Santa Fe until Oct 25th. Sculpture at Huércal Overa until the 25th, Paintings at Fiñana until the 25th and Recycled art at Arboleas until the 25th. In November Photography goes to Fiñana from Nov 4th, Sculpture is at Santa Fe from Nov 11th, Paintings go to Turre from Nov 12th and Recycled art goes to Huércal-Overa from Nov 5th. The tours are sponsored by the Junta de Andalucía and rotate until January 2010. Each exhibition is for 1 month. 'Wildlife: Photographs of the Year' Exhibition. Huércal-Overa, November 5th –26th Municipal Theatre. Filming of 'Lawrence of Arabia' Exhibition. 51 photographs taken when the film was made in 1962, Centro Abierto, Carboneras until October 20th. "75 Years, 75 Front Pages" is an exhibition of newspaper front pages recording events from 1936-2006, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Almería Press association. The exhibition is at Carboneras (Centro Abierto) from October 7th-17th, Ohanes October 19th-25th, Gádor November 9th-13th and Cantoria November 16th-22nd. Exhibition of Paintings and Photography, until October 31st at Mojácar Art Centre in the village castle building. Open Tues-Fri 10am to 4pm and Sat 11am to 2pm. The works are from the Andalusian Arts Studio and Creed Photography.


What’s On Theatre

Concerts Peter Goodman has been invited by Vera Town Hall to hold his 88th Birthday Concert on Saturday, October 31st at 8.30pm at the Victoria Convent. The Tomas Luis de Victoria Choir from Cuevas and Pianist Pedro Valero will share the event. Admission is free. The 'Cajamar Foundation' 2009 Classical Concerts start on October 23rd, at 9pm with a performance by "The 18th Century Orchestra" at the Maestro Padilla Auditorium in Almería. Tickets and information from the box office, 950 230922 or Almería 'Culture Quiosco' in the Rambla, Cajamar Branches or see www.cajamar.es The Rose Singers perform "Thank You For The Music" on November 6th & 7th, 7.30 pm at the Kimrick Centre, Mojácar Playa. Songs from Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, John Rutter, Andrew Lloyd Webber and 'The Dancing Queen'. Tickets 10 euros from The Word Turre, Gill's Mojácar Playa, Forget me Not Las Buganvillas and choir members. The Huércal-Overa Fiesta takes place October 15th-19th. There is a concert each night, starting at midnight. Thursday October 15th, performance by the Huércal-Overa Dance group, with famous guest dancers. October 16th, flamenco and pop fusion concert by the Andalucían group 'Decai'. October 17th, performance by the Madrid group 'Iguana Tango'. October 18th, the 'Medina Azahara' group from Córdoba perform. October 19th is the final concert featuring the Spanish singer Joana Jiménez from Seville. Entrance to all the performances is free, and take place in the Municipal Festival site. 25th Albox Rock Festival. This annual event takes place on November 1st. Various bands perform from 7pm. From 10pm performances take place from Vómito, Txarrena, Gastillazo and The Cynics. This event normally draws a crowd of 3,000 people. Paul Stocker and the Dubi Dubi Band bring their show 'Marula' to Carboneras on the evening of October 31st.

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'Mamma Mia!' The stage show comes to Roquetas Auditorium, from Nov 12th-15th, as part of the Spanish Tour. It has run in Madrid for 30 months and been seen by more then 1 million fans. Online tickets 35-55 euros see www.teatroauditorioroquetas.org The Almería "Fans of the Theatre" Association perform 'Don Juan Tenorio', a play by José Zorrilla on October 28th at 9pm in the Maestro Padilla Auditorium Almería, October 31st El Ejido, November 1st Vicar, November 7th Tabernas, November 14th Macael, November 21st Vélez Rubio and November 28th in Adra. This theatre company perform plays that are considered amongst Spain's "best", but often ignored in other tours. The Indalo Players present "Dying to Meet You", a comedy-farce by Ron Hutson, on Thursday, October 22nd, & Saturday and Sunday, 24th and 25th. All performances start at 8pm at the Kimrick Centre Mojácar Playa. Tickets are 8 euros from Gill's Linen Mojácar Playa, The Word Turre, Peter Marriott 950 615194 or The Kimrick 950 475198. A pre-show meal is available at the Kimrick with prior booking.

Miscellaneous Mojácar Wednesday Market has moved to the main square and surrounding streets due to work being carried out at the normal site. Forum Golf events include Oct 15th/16th "Ryder Cup" v Marina Members at Marina Golf. Oct 20th Almería League match away to Boxers. Oct 23rd Forum GS Championship Final Round at Marina. Oct 30th Almería League match home to Marina members For info contact Philip Elam on 666 847840 or philjelam@yahoo.co.uk or see www.forum golfsociety.webs.com Fancy a free meal for two? Enter the monthly APSA draw for a meal donated by Syedpur Indian Restaurant in Albox. Tickets available at the APSA shop, Rumores Bar or volunteers. Ring Val on 670 797249 for nearest collector. The draw, last Monday of the month, raises much-needed funds for the animal charity.


What’s On Ananda Travel & Tours, Turre October - Cookery Course - Learn To Cook Paella and Tapas 21st Oct - 5 day trip to La Rioja - Visiting Wineries & Wine Tasting Sat, 14th Nov - Mamma Mia! In Roquetas de Mar November - Trip To Gibraltar December - Trip To Visit The German Christmas Markets. For info and bookings with Ananda, tel 950 479533 The Almanzora Valley Forum is a new information and chat forum at www.almanzoraforum.com. All advertising proceeds go to selected charities and at present there are 10 sections, with more planned. See website for information, rules and aims. Club Taurino Mojácar. Dinner to celebrate the 204th Commemoration of Europe's most famous Naval Battle, Wednesday October 21st at Restaurant Osteria, Mojácar, 7.30 for 8pm. 4 course menu (choice) including wine, beer, port and coffee, 35 euros. "Posh" frocks and suits. Christmas Shopping In Seville - 24th to 26th November 2009. 3 days, 2 nights in a city centre hotel. 149 euros bed, breakfast and coach travel. Single supplement only 25 euros. Visit to Christmas Markets in Granada. 3 days, 2 nights in city centre hotel. Dec. 9th returning on Dec.11th. Coach travel and accommodation 139 euros per person based on 2 persons sharing a room. Single supplement 30 euros. For all details contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 or see www.club-taurino-mojacar.com Workshop. A Day Of Joyous Being. With American teacher Ziv Porat and Sharon Fisher. Come and join us in a workshop exploring how to live in the present and be joyous. At the El Molino Centre in Turre, Oct 24th, 9am -6pm, 35 euros. To reserve tel: 950469122 Shopping Trip. Lorca Shopping Centre – Almenara. Shops include H&Ms - C&A. 17th October, 16 euros p/p, Children 10 euros. Please call 625 673 899 or 610 808 631

The Mojacar Branch of the Royal British Legion. Poppy dinner dance now 16 October. Contact Rita on 950 47 30 25 for details. Pamela's Line Dance Club Telephone Pamela: 950 398076. All events: Entrance fee, 3 Euros. Bookstall & Coin Collection for F.A.C.E. and free magazine swap. Tues, 13th Oct, Social Style Dance, at Rumores, Albox, 8pm. until late. Sat, 17th Oct, Social Dance, at Restaurante Casa de la Vega, San Juan de los Terreros, 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Dress code, if possible:- Country & Western. Tapas and meals available Thurs, 22nd Oct, Social Style Dance, at Miraflores Camping, Los Gallardos, 8.30 pm, following the usual workshop for beginners at 7pm Sat, 31st Oct, Halloween Dance, at Latinos, La Alfoquia, 7.30 pm 8pm start. Dress code: "Spooks" or all black clothes. Please bring a plate of buffet food Tues, 10th Nov, Social Style Dance, at Rumore,s Albox, 8.00 pm. Please put in your dance requests at an early date for all social dances.

Dames in Turre. Oct 26th.Talk on Skin Care and treatments by Francesca Herman. Nov 4-5-6, 3 day trip to 4* Spa Hotel in Almuñecar. Includes HB in Hotel, excursion to Nerja and Frigiliana, 125 euros per person. Friends welcome . Tel: Sylvia 950 472 967 or Lesley 950 478633. Nov 17th, Shopping trip to Centros Comerciales for Ikea and Primark, 14 euros. Tel: Lesley 950478633 APSA Events Sun, Nov 1st - APSA Sponsored Dog Walk from 11am under the new bridge in Albox near Plaza Mayor. Sponsor forms from the APSA shop. Fri, Nov 20th - APSA Fashion Show at La Parrilla, Albox, 7.30 for 8pm start. 10 euros including wine and tapas, tickets from APSA shop soon. Meditation Group First Friday of the month: An evening of Meditation and a talk at the L.O.T.U.S. Yoga Centre Mojacar, all welcome no experience necessary. Entrance donation. 950 469 122. Third Friday of the month. Spiritual Cinema at the L.O.T.U.S. Yoga Centre Mojacar, all welcome. Entrance donation. For information call Sharon 950469122

PAWS Amateur Art and Craft Exhibition, Sun, Nov 15th, 1pm - 5pm at Miraflores Camping Los Gallardos. Art entries to be brought between 10 and 11.30 on the day. Many attractions will include raffle, Art Demo, Stalls, Clothes Rail, Bric a Brac, home made cakes and pastries etc. Come and enjoy a day out indoors. Order a meal at the Miraflores resturant and relax. Watch the press for further details.

Puppy Rescue & APSA Brian Lee (Ex Lead Starlight Express Singer) is performing live on Thurs. October 22nd from 7.30pm at La Parrilla, Albox. The Performance & Dance is to raise money for abandoned dogs and puppies. Tickets 10 euros (including tapas) from Essentials, Arboleas, APSA & Puppy Rescue Charity shops, Tuesday Market, Saturday Rastro or 950 591893

The Almería Chef Tour 2009, entitled "Cocina Divertida" starts again now that summer is over. The event will be at the Hotel School at Almeraya on October 14th-15th and 'Las Eras' Restaurant in Tabernas on October 24th-25th. The final event in November will coincide with the Culinary Fair in Aguadulce. The aim of the event is to demonstrate traditional dishes, with modern interpretation, from both renown local chefs and trainee chefs.

The 8th annual "Short Films and Video" competition ('Almería en Corto') will take place in Almería City December 4th-12th. The total prize money amounts to 65,200 euros with 17,000 going to the outright winner. Films and videos are judged by a panel of experts, and the results will be announced on December 12th. The closing date for submitting proposals for the various categories is October 14th. Information can be found at www.almeriaencorto.es.

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What’s On in the Piano Bar on Thursday evenings from October 15th-November 5th. The competition is open to all amateurs aged 16 or over, including Comedians, Jugglers, Singers, Dancers etc. Grand Final with cash prizes and raffle on Saturday December 5th. Entry costs Health Care and Vaccine Lectures. 5 euros, forms from Sharon at the Tchaikovsky 'Nut Cracker Suite' Dr Paul Jensen is offering health care Piano Bar 610 005373, Gee-Bees 618 Classical Ballet Trip. Carlos is organizing classes of around 30-40 minutes 560070 or e-mail ronfazey1@msn.com a trip to see the Russian National Ballet covering the 6 necessary ingredients or at auditions. Company in Roquetas on Saturday for good health, along with October 24th, price 52 euros including information on vaccines. Classes are The Mojácar Maidens' Big Quiz is coach and ticket price. Contact Carlos free, but space is limited. For now at the Alvaron Bar, Mojácar Playa on 950 525761 or 610 681068 reservations tel 950 460953. on Mondays at 8pm. Bar food is 1 euro on Quiz Night. Details from 950 473035 3 Night trip to Madrid, Oct 21st- APSA are preparing for their 23rd. A Madrid City trip, luxury coach, November fashion show. Ladies are The Villaricos Wacky Races will be 3 star hotel and trips to Aranjuez and invited to take in items of good quality held on Sat, Nov 7th when streets will Chinchón. Total inclusive price 270 clothes, surplus to requirements, of (wisely) be shut to other traffic. The euros. Contact Carlos on 950 525761 all sizes. Money raised will go towards 'wackiest racer' will win the Asprodalba helping the dogs in their care. APSA is Trophy and the races start from 11am or 610 681068 until 4pm. Apart from the wacky racers in Calle Ancha, Albox. there will be stalls, sideshows, children's Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres, is organizing 2 long weekend Stars in the Bars 2009 Karaoke games, refreshments and an auction. relax and walking holidays October 9th- Competition. Gee-Bees are organising An exhibition of classic cars from 1938, 13th and December 4th-9th (both this charity event for M.A.C.S. cancer a Formula 2 car, line dancing display fiesta periods). The walks include support group. Heats will take place in and the Spectrum Radio Roadshow Tabernas Desert, Agua Amarga and various bars, hopefully a minimum of complete the event. Event chairman surroundings and a Nijar visit, along 12. Entry fee for each bar heat, 5 Tom Tannant would like more entries, with activities at the centre. Full board euros (for M.A.C.S), entitles you to sponsors and stallholders to raise even costs are 3 nights 180 euros, 4 nights enter from any partaking bar if you more money than the several 228 euros and 5 nights 260 euros, per don't win 1st time! The Grand final will thousands they raised last year. person in a double room. Contact be at Miraflores Restaurant on Contact Tom at or Paul in Taberna Claudia on 676 437128 or see Saturday, November 28th (with Cristina Bar on 692 588016. transport if possible). Bar heats at www.elsaltador.com Millionaires Bar Oct 9th, Cowboy Cocina The Mojácar 6th Annual Fun Run The Alkemi Therapy Support Oct 11th, Alvaron Oct 17th, Corner is on Sunday, Nov 8th from 11am. See Group has meetings on Saturday Bar (La Alfoquía) Oct 23rd, Tucan Bar the poster on page 30. October 10th & November 14th, 11am. Oct 24th, Bar Med Oct 28th, Blue All therapists and those interested in Parrot Nov 11th and Hole in One Venue The Sir Ian Botham Charity Golf learning more about alternative Bar Nov 13th. Prize money is 400 euros Classic event takes place at Desert therapists are invited. Call 663 397789 at the final. Bars and contestants can Springs from Thursday Oct 8th –10th. contact Gee-Bees (Carol & Ron) on 618 Last year 70,000 euros was raised for for more details. Leukemia research. Martin Poxon, Vinny 560070 or 648 206997. Samways, Steve Richardson, DJ Russell PAWS/PATAS Autumn Fashion Show, October 10th at 3pm, Mojácar T u r r e ' s G o t Ta l e n t 2 0 0 9 and Steve Cram lead the host of Multiple Use Centre by Mojácar fuente. Competition. Gee-Bees are organising sporting celebrities. 'Gaunty' from Entrance including afternoon tea and a Turre charity event for M.A.C.S. SunTalk will broadcast live on Spectrum glass of Cava 12 euros. Details from cancer support group, in conjunction FM from the clubhouse between with "The Piano Bar". Auditions start 10am-1pm on the 8th & 9th. 629 252292. Lace Making. Huércal-Overa Sports Pavilion, November 15th. This is an exhibition of work and a workshop, where the Huércal-Overa association demonstrate their techniques. The lace making tradition is very old and often individual to certain areas.

PAWS are receiving donations from a Desert Springs Golf Tournament on November 8th. The fee of 55 euros also includes green fees, practice time and tapas and wine. Details from 626 259442.

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What’s On Regular Events See also Activities, Clubs, Associations Mondays: Quiz Night, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar Playa. 9pm Bingo and Quiz, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 8.30pm Bingo, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8.30pm Quiz Night, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos Bingo, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Quiz with Mojácar Maidens, Alvaron Bar, Mojácar Playa, 8pm Quiz, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 9pm

Tuesdays: Quiz & Open the Box, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 8pm Fun Poker from 9.30pm, Kimrick, Mojácar Playa Bridge. Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 2.30pm Poker from 8.30pm, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas Quiz, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8pm Darts, La Marmita, Arboleas Fun Quiz, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Bingo & Play Your Cards Right, 3pm, Ancla Bar, Mojácar Playa.

Wednesdays: Darts, Dominoes & Pool, Miraflores, Los Gallardos, 8pm Poker night, 8.30pm. Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas Karaoke, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Bingo. Los Amigos Poker Nite, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Poker Nite , Piano Bar Turre

Thursdays: Quiz with prizes, 9pm, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa Singles Disco Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Fun Quiz & Bingo, Bar Stop Turre, 8.30 pm Bingo & Music Quiz, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 8pm

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

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

Saturdays: Karaoke & Fun Night, Piano Bar, Turre (alternate weeks) Race night, Piano Bar, Turre,9.30pm (1st Sat of month) Disco Party Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Fun Bingo & Games, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar, 4pm Live music, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa Quiz, Café LaLa, Mojácar Pueblo, 3.30pm Quiz, 9pm, Los Amigos. Bookings advisable Disco Party Night, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 9pm Fun Poker, MBar, Mojácar Playa, 5pm

Sundays: Sing-along with Martin, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas Bingo, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 8pm Quiz, Bingo & Cards, Jansa Bistro, Villaricos, 4.30pm Quiz Night, 8 pm: Bar Oasis, Palomares Live Music from 2.30pm, Harley Dee's Bar, Carboneras Clubbing Session, from 11pm, Zen Lounge Café, Mojácar Playa

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

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

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

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Weight Watchers Wed, 10.30am La Parrilla, Albox. Tues 10.30 at Club de Tenis, Huércal Overa Contact Sue 610 326 534

Almanzora Group of Friends 3, C/ Barcelona, Albox (near Mercadona). Community Library Information Centre and Library open Artisan Centre Mojácar. Tues, Thurs & Sat, 10am – 2pm. Extensive library, DVDs and Talking Books Dames in Turre for hire. Large selection of books for sale. Last Monday of month, 11am, Multiple Nearly New Clothes exchange. Local use centre. Chairman - 950 398 162, Sec. tourist info. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month - 950 475 418, Pres.- 950 478 633 (Bar Rosaleda). Day trips, mini holidays, Free Masons social evenings. Tel. Diane Bolam on 686 Contact: 950 36 90 33 009 788 www.almanzoragof.org The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch meets at The Artisan Centre Almería Link Friendship Group Wednesday, 8.30pm at Vera Hotel. All (bottom of the Pueblo) every 1st and welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 3rd Thurs. of each month at 11.00 am. All are welcome including non-services or Heather 667 243561 personnel. Contact Rita Sneddon for Are you Alone in Spain? We are a 55+ group of friends. Come for details on 950 47 30 25. Lunch, activities and problem solving Royal British Legion - Albox regarding your life in Spain. Contact Jean: Meet every third Thurs. of the month at 610 003 784 El Rincon, Albox (opp. the BP garage) at 11 am. We have talks, monthly quiz, Elderberries Lunch Club For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. regular social events and trips. Contact Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or Peter Green on 950 064 811. Marianne: 950 472 349 Baza Royal British Legion. 4th Tues. of month, 11am, Hotel Robemar. Club Taurino de Mojácar Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. Contact: Lin: 958 065204 or Ken: 697 Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 605320 w w w. c l u b - t a u r i n o - m o j a c a r. c o m Motorcycle Club: Harley & Big Bikes Los Gallardos. Tel. Brian: 950 469540 The Guy Club Based in SE Spain to facilitate Classic Automobile Club communication, monthly meetings & More information from www.a-c-c.es, social events amongst like-minded gay Harry 629 529 656, Hans 968 429 256, guys. Email spaingays@gmail.com e m a i l : a c c l eva n te @ h ot m a i l . c o m Women’s Group Al-Arbuli Slot Car Club “The Place to Meet”. Piano Bar, Turre. Tues, Arboleas. Thurs, 7pm & Sat, 1pm. See 12-2pm. Get more out of your life in www.slotracer.org Contact Jay Lockett Spain. All welcome. Call Kate: 670 514 731 676 354 759 Betty's Garden Club Model Car Racing 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at Permanent circuit and club at Antas. Camping Los Gallardos. Tel: 950 398 021 Contact Jeff: 950 469304 Funky Monkeys Bilingual Play Group Model Aero Flying Club Mojácar Playa. Contact Annie: 697 264179 Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Hayes: 950 478 899 Dames in Huércal Overa 3rd Wed.of the month, 10.30am, Tennis Albox Computer Club Club. Tel. Pam 677 273736 Bar Rumores, Albox. Fri, 3pm. All levels o f ex p e r i e n c e a r e w e l c o m e d . Dames in Spain 3rd Mon of the month, 11am The Kimrick, www.alboxcc.com davidz@avired.com Mojácar. Contact Chairman on 950 472 or call David on 950 064 311 225 or Secretary on 950 475 863. The Divine Life Society Non-sectarian, meditation & spiritual group. The 2/4 Jazz Workshop To improve skills. All interested musicians 2nd & 3rd Fri. of month, The Yoga Centre, welcome. 2nd & 4th Sat. 4.30-7pm, The Vera, nr bullring. Tel. Sharon: 950 469 122 Blue Parrot, before Vera Playa Club Hotel. Tel Stan Rober ts 635 589 909

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Psychic Development Circle Mondays, 6.30 - 8pm. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 Mojácar Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. Call 686 408834 or 666 027742 or emal skad7@hotmail.com Mojácar Angling Club Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099 Ante Natal Classes Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201. Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or tel: 950 397 601 or 652 419 639 Cantoria Residents Association Library and meeting room above the Third age (pensioners bar) near the Ole supermarket. Library open: Tues 11.302.30, librarians and Secretary in attendance. Thurs. 11.30-12.30, librarians, Secretary, President, and interpreter in attendance. www.residentsinspain.com Tel: 662413075 Whist Club Camping Los Gallardos. Wed, Bell rings 8pm. Call Jim on 662 510 543. Mojácar Bridge Club Puntazo Hotel, Mojácar Playa, Wed 7pm. Contact Les: 950 163524 or 617 956950 Chess at El Pinar Bar Friendly, relaxed games of chess. Email David on david@helenanddavid.co.uk or tel. 950069713 The Write Thing Los Gallardos, Tuesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel Kate: 950 469540 Indalo Players Theatre Group Email ferahmehmet@msn.com or call 950 069 109 Independent Theatre Group Almanzora Valley. No experience needed. Tel Larraine on 617 029645 The Luvvies Theatre Group Bar Rumores, Albox. Wed, 2.30pm for 3pm. All welcome for acting or behind the scenes. www.theluvvies.com info@theluvvies.com Tel: 697 384 513 AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No. Association campaigning for the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley built without proper authority. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org


Activities - Clubs - Associations Religious Groups & Churches Support Groups Anglican Chaplaincy. Church of England. Priest: Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432. Mojacar: Eucharist every Sunday at 11:00 in the church of St. Pascual, Agua de Enmedio, 4kms past Hotel Indalo towards Carboneras. Albox: Eucharist last Thurs in month, 11:00 in the Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday in month at 18:00 (16:00 in winter) Church Wardens, Alan Smith 950 478 066, John Salmons 950 472 112, www.mojacarchurch.org

Oasis Christian Fellowship Non-denominational services, 11.30am, Sundays. The Conference Room, above Gatsby’s Shop, Hotel Puntazo, Mojacar Playa. Contact 950 168 349 or 950 477 063 Iglesia Evangelica C/Hermanos Machado (opposite El Arbol Supermarket) Cuevas del Almanzora. Spanish sermon translated into English. Sundays 7pm. Contact Carmela: 950 132 792 Roman Catholic Mojácar Village. Mass - Sundays & fiestas 12.30. Tues /Thurs /Sat 7pm, Priest: 950 475 017 The Evangelical Church, Turre. Calle Ramon y Cajal (Opp.Superturre). Sunday 11am. Parents & Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. during school terms.. Midweek prayer meeting & Alpha course. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 472349. www.turrechurch.com Church Services Opposite garden centre, Garrucha/Vera roundabout. English service Sundays 11am Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Tues 7.30pm & Sun. 10.15am. C/Oliva,15 Vera (opposite Lidl). Contact: 677 857 920 Antas Church Services held in Jauro. Tel: 950 092 091. Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship Sundays, 11.00 am, Camino Cementerio 218, Esparragal, Puerto Lumbreras Tel: 868 009 940 We are available for other services such as Wedding Blessings, Funerals and Memorials Full Gospel Church International Committed to a purpose driven life Sunday, 11.00am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas Del Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 015 Aguaviva Evangelical Church Christian Centre near Albox Health Centre. A vibrant charistmatic protestant church. Legally registered with Ministry of Justice. Meetings 11am Sundays. Telephone pastor 950 064 402 or view www.alboxevangelicalcentre.es

Holistic Support Group Cellulite, weight, natural health, selfA.A. Alcoholics Anonymous confidence etc. Support & motivation Mojácar area. Meetings Tues. & Fri., group to help you to achieve your 6pm. Contact: 620 165 005 g o a l s . Te l : 6 8 6 9 2 9 8 5 5 , earthenergies@gmail.com Al-Anon Family Group We offer support to families and MACS Cancer Support Group friends of problem drinkers. Tel: 677 English & Spanish speaking. Contact 396 360 Elaine on 607 598470 in strict confidence. E-mail elaine@avired.com Alzheimer Support Group Gives advice to Spanish or English- www.macscancer suppor t.com speaking families & sufferers. Contact Alkemi Therapist Support Group Julia Martos: 676 200733 (A.T.S.G.) For all therapists and anyone Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de interested in learning more about Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 holistic therapies. Call 663-397-789 for more details. or 677 688037

Dance Line Dancing Bar Rosaleda (Arboleas-Albox Road), Salsa Classes Thurs. 7pm. Margaret: 940 436 521 At Jack in Albox. Tel: 652 580 695 Belly Dancing Piano Bar, Turre. Mon & Fri. 7-8pm, Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, beginners & 8-10pm, all comers. Tel: Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal-Overa 610 005375 or 645 173092 & Carboneras. Contact Fatima: 610 472 596 Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, 8pm, all levels. Contact: 627 713238 Harmony Gym. Mojácar Playa. Tel: 950 Pamela’s Line Dance Club Mondays, 7.45 for 8pm at Latinos, La Alfoquia, absolute beginners /beginners. Tuesdays, 7.45 for 8pm, at Rumores, Albox, full beginners /improvers/intermediates. Thursdays, 7pm, Miraflores Camping, Los Gallardos, all levels. Charity bookstall. Magazine swap. Tel. Pamela: 950 398076 Anita Watson Academia de Danza Ballet & Tap for children, adults & teachers in Vera & Los Gallardos. Contact Anita on 950 453 681 Dance Classes Harmony Gym, Mojácar Playa. Ballet, Dance Express, Jazz & Latin. Contact 950 475 403.

475 403 Ceroc Dancing The Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Tues 8.15pm-10.30pm. Contact Tracey: 687 251799 Tea Dances Afternoon tea dance for all sequence dance lovers at Rumores Cafe/Bar, Albox, Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499. Ballroom dancing Miraflores Camping Los Gallardos. Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 3.30-6.30pm. Contact Terry 950 069332.

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

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Sports Almería Lawn Bowling Club Contact Shirley: 679 970 399 Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Contact Tony: 950 615 049 Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Toni: 950 468 165

Tennis & Paddle Tennis Sierra Club, Desert Springs. Tel: 687599115 Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691 www.padelencasa.com

Badgers Golf Society Wednesdays. Contact Keith (Badger's bar): 950 478 525

Mojacar Cricket Club Welcomes new players/members. Contact: Phil 696 932 763 or Sam 950 475 139

Boxers Golf Society Albox Contact Malcolm Nicholls: 600 080860 malcolmpatra@yahoo.co.uk

Marina Playa Kids Football Club Sundays, 10.15am, 9-12 yr olds. Contact Dave: 670 035 632

Cortijo Grande Golf Club Contact: 950 475 509

Tag Rugby for Children For boys & girls aged 6 to 9yrs. Mojácar. Call Martyn on 607 705 119

Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses twice a month. Tel. Phil Elam: 666 847 840 or philjelam@yahoo.co.uk www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Reflections Golf Society Tel Chris on 665 919 916 Marina Golf Members Club Contact 627 353 281. Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

Pot Black Billiards and Snooker Club. Antas. Tel: 950 459135 Albox Sub-Aqua Club Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road). Santa Irene, Sailing Club Playa del Cantal (opposite Mr UK) Mojácar Playa every weekend. Contact John: 950 475 157 or e-mail j o h n @ s a i l r w a y. c o m o r s e e www.sailrway-mojacar.com

Valle del Este Golf Society. We play Tuesday and Friday (9:30). We are a serious, fun loving, golfing society. Horse Riding We welcome all resident and local Contact Bar La Montaña, El Campico golfers to join us. Contact Sec. Alan Tel: 950 469 403 or 617 577 615 Townsend Tel. 690 090982 Horse Riding Cycle Club Albojense Finca El Campico, Bedar. Tel: 950 528 Sat & Sun, 9 pm at Hotel Parrilla Albox. 521 Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Contact Sue: 950 064 369

Arts & Crafts Las Huertas Studio, Mojacar .Drawing and Painting – Tues, Pottery – Wed & Thurs, Mosaic Making – Mon. All levels and abilities. Anna 637 091 934 / 950 472 962. Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 950 472 967

Sewing Circle Wed. 10.30am, Turre church hall. Tel: 950 168 007 Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130627 jparson@teleline.es Ladies Pottery Painting Parties Albox - every 2nd Thursday, 6 - 9pm. Wine, nibbles, pottery, paints & raffle included 10 euros SimplyArt 662 443 095

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Fitness & Martial Arts Harmony Gym, Mojácar Various activites. Tel: 950 475 403 Girasol, Albox Keep Fit. Structural Fitness. Karate for aults & children. Children’s Gymnastics. Belly Dancing. For details call 639 089 170 Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Steps 4 Beginners. Combi Step & Tone. Martial Arts 4 Kids, Kung Fu, Aerobic Boxing for Kids & Adults. Call for details. 950 449 451 Pilates, Tone+Stretch, Beginners Keep Fit with Alison. Tel 637 465 487 Body Control Pilates. Classes or private lessons. Contact Sharon 638 487 314 Aquaerobics Vera Beach Club indoor pool. Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am, call 637 465 487 Martial Arts Academy Antas - Contact: 950 453 681 Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Antas Call John Watson on 950 453 681 Tae Kwon-Do Club Mojácar - Harmony Gym, Mon /Wed/Sat. Contact: 670 381 839 or 950 475 403

Yoga Lotus Yoga Centre Mojácar. Mon, 10am & 2.30pm. Yoga Centre Vera, Wed, 10am. Harmony Gym Mojácar, Wed, 2.30pm. All levels. Contact Sharon on 950 469 122 or omsharon50 @hotmail.com L.O.T.U.S Integral Yoga Centre, Mojácar. Ist Sat. of month, Yoga day workshops. Daily classes. Tel. Vhyana: 617 719 913 Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas. Tel: 950 449 451 Girasol, Albox. Call 639 089 170 Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las To r r e s . M o n d a y s , 5 : 3 0 p m . Tel:Brahmani on 600 34 91 51


Your Stars You may find that doing odd jobs around the house will be successful and appreciated by loved ones. Remain calm and you'll shine. Passion should be your goal. Be careful not to hurt someone's feelings. You need to spend some time getting to know this person all over again. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

Personal problems may be hanging over your head but don't confront the situation. Do not hesitate to help elders with legal documents that are too confusing for them. Hassles with close friends or family will put a damper on your day and result in isolation and loneliness. Insurance pay outs, tax rebates, or just plain luck. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

You haven't been watching your spending habits and you may have been neglecting your duties. You haven't been totally honest with yourself and it's time to review your motives. The talk you have may be eye-opening with regard to your present situation. Your colourful conversation may attract new mates. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (Apr. 21- May 21)

Be careful not to get involved in other people's personal affairs. Be sure to look into travel opportunities that will provide you with mental stimulation. Try to be considerate in your personal obligations. Take whatever time you can to get to know each other all over again. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

You may make someone else look bad. If you've been really busy, try to schedule some time to spend with loved ones. You will find that superiors may not see situations as you do. Do not lend money to friends, or contribute more than necessary to groups unworthy of your cash. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (May 22 - June 21) Try not to be overly generous. Set aside any decisions regarding your personal life this month. Go over your finances and figure out a solid budget. Travel should be on your agenda. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(June 22 - July 22)

You will be uncertain of your feelings. Try making some changes to your appearance and your attitude that will reinforce just that. Hassles with close friends or family will put a damper on your day and result in isolation and loneliness. You can get a great deal accomplished if you bring work home. Your luckiest events this month will (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) occur on a Friday. Don't make a move; your confusion has caused this dilemma and you are best to back away and reassess the situation. Communications with loved ones may be strained. Try not to lend or borrow money this month. Your ability to take hold of a situation will surely bring you popularity and leadership. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

You may be sensitive to a point of absurdity. You can get a promotion if you put in a little extra detail. Be careful not to show your temper when dealing with the boss. Don't share your dilemma with those you work with. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

Do not let your mate annoy you; patience will be the key. You can make or break your personal relationship this month. You can become obsessed with detail and must be sure to divide your time appropriately. However, you should be concerned about what they want in return. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

You may exaggerate your emotional situation. Delve into your work if you can't make amends at home. Someone you live with may feel totally neglected. Don't give out any personal information that you don't want spread around. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

(Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Major moves will be emotional and not necessarily to your benefit. Be precise in your communications to avoid any misunderstandings and arguments. Your practical approach to life may charm someone who has been observing you. Don't allow personal problems to conflict with professional duties. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.


Jokes of the Month Enterprise Young Luis bought a horse from a farmer for 100 euros. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day he drove up and said, "Sorry, Son, but I have some bad news, The horse died." Luis replied, "Well, then just give me my money back." The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already." Luis said, "Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse." The farmer asked, "What are you going to do with him?" Luis said, "I'm going to raffle him off." The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead horse!" Luis said, "Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead." A month later, the farmer met up with Luis and asked, "What happened with that dead horse?" Luis said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two euros a piece and made a net profit of 898 euros" The farmer said, "Didn't anyone complain?" Luis said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two euros back." The Place A vampire bat flies back into his cave with fresh blood dripping from his face. All the other bats smell the blood and start hassling him about where he has been. "Ok" he says, "Follow me". He flies out of the cave with about a hundred bats following him. They go down the valley, across a river, into a forest, and finally the bat leading them slows down. "You see that big tree?" he asks. "Yes, yes," scream all the other bats. "Good!" says the first bat. "I didn't see it at all!"

Accidents A doctor is asked to give a cowboy a health check after he complained of back problems, and asked if he had experienced any recent accidents. The cowboy replied, "Nope". The doctor persisted, "I thought being a cowboy was dangerous?" The cowboy replied, "Sure is, last month I was kicked by a mule, thrown by a stallion and bitten by a snake!" The doctor replied, "And you don't call those accidents?" The cowboy replied, "No way! Those varmints done it on purpose!" Rules for Women 1. It is important to find a man who works around the house, cooks now and then, cleans up and has a job. 2. It is important to find a man who always makes you laugh. 3. It is important to find a man who is always dependable, respectful and doesn't lie to you. 4. It is important to find a man who is good in bed and loves to have sex with you. 5. It is important that these four men never meet! The Parrot Joke A man in a passenger jet finds he is sitting next to a parrot. When the stewardess comes the man asks for a coffee. The parrot screams, "And while you're there get me a gin and tonic, you fat cow!" The stewardess returns, not happy, with the gin and tonic. The passenger asks for a coffee again, but the parrot screams, "And get me some nuts, you fat trollop!" The stewardess returns and slams down the nuts. The passenger decides to do what the parrot is doing. "Listen you moron! Get me my bloody coffee, pronto!" The stewardess goes bright red, leaves and comes back with two male stewards. They lift the passenger out of his seat along with the parrot, take them to the back of the plane and throw them both out. As the man and the parrot are rushing towards the ground the parrot says, "Well, you've certainly got a lot of guts for someone who can't fly!"

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Labour Pains A married couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labour pain to the father. He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much in favour of it. The doctor set the pain transfer dial to 10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever experienced before. But as the labour progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and bump it up a notch. The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband's blood pressure and was amazed at how well he was doing. At this point they decided to try for 50%. The husband continued to feel quite well. Since it was obviously helping out his wife considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him. The wife delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain. She and her husband were ecstatic but when they got home, the postman was lying dead on their porch.

Written Job Application Two young men with equal qualifications apply for the same job. In order to determine which individual to hire, the manager gives them a written test. Both men score nine out of ten on the test; however, the manager decides to go with the first applicant. "Why would you do that?" asks the rejected second applicant. "We both got nine questions correct." To which the manager replied, "Your fellow applicant wrote 'I don't know' for question five. You put down, 'Neither do I.'" Circumcision Two five year old boys are sitting in a hospital waiting room. One leans over to the other and says, "What are you in here for?" The other says, "Circumcision." The first boy says "Oh, man! I had that done right after I was born. I couldn't walk for a year!"

Dentist Visit The Smiths were shown into the dentist's office, where Mr. Smith made it clear he was in a big hurry. "No fancy stuff, Doctor," he ordered, "No gas or needles or any of that stuff. Just pull the tooth and get it over with." "I wish more of my patients were as stoic as you," said the dentist admiringly. "Now, which tooth is it?" Mr. Smith turned to his wife.."Show him, honey."

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The Almeria Focus - October 2009  

The Almeria Focus is a local monthly magazine and directory distributed in south east Spain

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