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Contents Tragic Devastation! ...........................................................…...10 Focus on Local News …...........…………................................…….12 So Now You Know .........................................................................26 A Real Church Again ...........................................................28 Major Changes in Rental Laws ................................................30 Resurrected at Last! .....................................................................32 Motoring Mania! .........................................................................33 Still the “Corner of Enchantment” ......................................34 Funny but True ...............................................................................36 Mojácar Parador Changes ............................................................37 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................38 Useful Numbers ............................................................................81 What’s On ..................................................................................82 Activities, Clubs and Associations ........................................87 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94 - Advertising Sales Call us on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com

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Tragic Devastation!

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he incredible rainfall and floods on September 28th, headlined in a Spanish newspaper as “Lethal Rains”, were the worse since 1973, when six people were killed in Zurgena and hundreds of houses damaged in the Albox and Cuevas areas. Pueblo Laguna suffered most on this occasion and was described as “Ground Zero”. The floods at Pueblo Laguna were almost a carbon copy of a similar event in September 1989, after which the flood defences were strengthened and widened, but were worse this time. All the coastal regions in the Mediterranean area were similarly affected from Malaga to Valencia. By 12 noon a “Disaster area red alert” warning was issued in Almería province. The Huércal-Overa hospital nearly had to evacuate all the inmates. 300 people marooned at Pueblo Laguna and Vera Playa were air-lifted out by a rescue helicopter normally used by coastguards, and coaches evacuated another 200 people where access roads were mostly intact, to the Vera sports centre. The amount of rain was equivalent to 200-240 litres per square metre, so 8-10 inches per hour for several hours. The reservoir at Cuevas rose by 28 metres, most of it between 11am and 1pm when a total of 3,600 cubic metres of rain per second was recorded. Government figures flew in to assess the damage including the Minister of Transport, Ana Pastor, Minister of Employment, Fátima Báñez, government delegates from Almería city and Seville, together with the President of the Junta de Andalucía, José Griñán. Engineers and road transport experts were called in as the A7 Almería to Murcia motorway was cut at Puerto Lumbreras, and a bridge was washed away on the Vera to Cartagena toll road. The President of Almería county council and major of Roquetas, Gabriel Amat, promised that all and every piece of heavy construction equipment would be sent to this area. A top priority red alert was issued to all the Red Cross stations in Almería province to provide practical help to those people evacuated, and

army personnel from the base at Viator were drafted in, apart from the UME military emergency brigade in Seville who sent 300 rescue troops as an initial wave. An “estimate” of the damage was that 4,000 homes and thousands of cars were all wrecked.

An elderly Spanish couple from Aguilas who had come to the Cuevas area, were drowned in their car after picking figs. A 90 year old Belgian man from Vera, injured in the floods, suffered a fatal heart attack on the way to hospital by helicopter. Diana Dudás, aged 52, the well known and much respected holistic therapist from Pueblo Laguna, who founded the ‘Alkemi’ centre, was reported missing by her Spanish husband on Friday afternoon. Witnesses said they saw her swept away by an enormous gout of water. Tragically, her body was recovered after two days of extensive searches. Many other people died in other regions and thousands were injured. Two local heroes, Paco and Martín, went to the area near the river outlet at Cuevas to observe the floods. They saw a car sweep past them, managed to wade to it further down the torrent, and rescued a couple and their small baby. November 1st, All Saints’ Day, is a national holiday in Spain when the cemeteries are full of flowers and candles to remember family and friends who have died. The next day, November 2nd is the day when all the dead, not just family and friends are remembered. This year they will be very special days here.

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Focus on Local News immigrants must not be discouraged from coming Rates by HP Almería county council is intending to introduce a forward, although the Spanish government is trying new system for the payment of “IBI” (council rates). to affect a cost cutting exercise. The proposal is that in 96 of the 102 municipalities property owners can pay the rates in 10 installments. The payment of car taxes will be included as well. It is intended that the system is up and running by January 1st 2013.

Tobacco and Alcohol Every two years, 400 persons in Almería province between the ages of 16 and 64 are subject to a detailed survey regarding tobacco, alcohol and recreational drug use. In late 2011, only 32% of the population said they smoked tobacco regularly or intermittently, a fall of 16% from 2009. The consumption of alcohol was up 1% from 2009. Heavy smokers, more than 20 per day have also fallen by 2%. 42% of those questioned had never smoked, again slightly less than the last survey. 29% of the survey group stated they had smoked cannabis at some time in their lives. 12% had done this within the last 12 months, 10% in the last six months and 9% within the last month. Only 3% said they had snorted cocaine in the last 6 months, and only 1.5% within the last month. Either there is now an absolute minimum of normal profile people who use heroin, or nobody owned up! This figure overall was 0% in the last month.

The Calar Alto Observatory Despite wanting to install a much larger telescope, the Calar Alto observatory has several very advanced technical features, and of course a very good location. They work closely with the University of Madrid who use one of their telescopes frequently, and are in partnership with a German university as well as having close links to the other large Spanish observatory in the Canaries. NASA is planning to launch a satellite between 2020 & 2030 to sample the atmosphere of other planets. The Calar Alto centre is taking part in a linked programme called “Cármenes” using their 3.5 metre high resolution Tuberculosis telescope with infra-red capability. They are A few months ago we reported on the continuing effectively looking for atmospheres that may success of a specialized unit at the Torrecárdenas support life forms that NASA may wish to explore. hospital in Almería city who work to identify victims or carriers of tuberculosis, and their pioneering Metric & Imperial idea of showing photographs of patients on file to A couple of readers have said that the concept of new patients, and asking “do you know any of these rainfall being described as litres per square metre people?” This unit is now worried that the is not easy to grasp. When the recent floods were immigrants who often carry tuberculosis and usually measured at 50 litres per square metre each hour have no papers that qualify them for Spanish for 8 hours, this means that each hour 50 x 1 litre National Health assistance will not approach the fell on each square metre of ground. I litre of any Torrecárdenas unit as the regulations have been liquid poured over a flat area of one square metre tightened up. The unit has consistently managed becomes 1 millimetre deep, so 50 litres is 50mm to reduce the outbreak of tuberculosis every year deep. 50 mm = 5 centimeters, a fraction over 2 since it was opened. “Neumosur”, a medical group inches. Over 8 hours therefore the amount of rain that assists the Torrecárdenas unit states that was 40 centimetres, just over sixteen and a half

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Focus on Local News continued inches deep. This figure applies to the depth of water after 8 hours whether it is in a 2 inch diameter rain gauge, a bucket, or over a large pool area. In Pulpi, they had 87 litres, so 8 centimetres and 7 millimetres (just over three and a half inches) in 45 minutes! Most things are metricated now in Spain, but if you go to buy a galvanized pipe from a plumbers’ merchant with an external threaded end, the diameter is still expressed in inches! A 1 inch pipe is referred to as “una pulgada”, a 2 inch pipe as “dos pulgadas” etcetera. Of course (!) the length of pipe is sold in metres. An external thread is called “macho” in Spanish, the same as a “male” thread in English. An internal “female” thread is referred to as “hembra”, the Spanish name for the sex of a female animal! If you want a new flexible connection from the small isolation tap beside your loo to go to the cistern, it is described as three eights of an inch (tres/ocho pulgadas) internal diameter and “hembra, hembra” (female at both ends). They will then ask you if you want one 25 centimetres or 30 centimetres in length! However you measure it, the rain certainly bucketed down, English or Spanish buckets!

Mojácar Social Networking The tourist office in Mojácar has been using “facebook”, “tuenti” and other social networking sites to promote Mojácar, using a local company ‘Tallere-marketing’. 58,000 contacts were received in July and August, and various languages are available for followers. The interest shown in the Mojácar site has outstripped other sites such as Roquetas and Vera.

David Bisbal Sabbatical The Spanish heartthrob singer from Roquetas is on his 2012 world tour and performed in the Royal Albert Hall on September 26th. He then went on to the US to perform at Carnegie Hall and dates in Canada as well. He has announced that having done so many world tours he is having a year off when this one finishes. He says that he needs a rest to recharge his batteries and compose more songs.

Aguadulce Mural Various artists came together in Aguadulce to paint a series of murals covering 500 sq.mts. A workshop was organized by a neighbourhood association, “Paz” and ‘Al Arte’ of Almería. An international mural artist association, “Italo Grassi”, that has worked in other parts of Spain was also involved, and a Mexican professor from the Hídago University spent six days in Aguadulce imparting the skills of transposing an image onto large surfaces. The murals depict normal objects and animals as well as some abstract designs.

2013 State Budgets The Spanish government is working on a budget strategy designed to reduce expenditure in 2013 and act as a target achievement tool. One of the items under discussion is a levy on stock exchange trading, similar to the 0.02% levy in place in France and Holland. Large short term gains through speculation are also being targeted. “Green” taxes are also planned for businesses that are very inefficient in reductions in CO2 limits, or make no attempt to be energy efficient.

Ryanair Again! Ana Pastor, the government Minister for Development, has stated that low cost airlines cannot offer low cost prices together with low cost security. She was referring in particular to the three incidents when pilots from ‘Rynair’ all declared a “Mayday, Mayday” situation in July within a few minutes when they were low on fuel over Valencia, after being diverted from Madrid. She did not actually mention ‘Ryanair’ by name, but referred to “Irish flight operators”. She stated that a new

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Focus on Local News continued protocol for “false” emergencies would be drawn up as a matter of urgency and put in place with much tougher fines. In Spain, sanctions or reprimands from the Ministry of Air Safety are not made public because of the data protection laws. She stated that in the UK and the US, both countries thought that sanctions and fines should be publicized as an item of general interest for air passengers. During the first 8 months of this year, 624 inspections of aircraft or procedures resulted in 5,063 sanctions or reprimands. Michael O’Leary responded quickly and stated that Spain had no authority to suspend or postpone licences unilaterally of any foreign airline. The Spanish State Ombudsman has asked the National Air Safety body to launch an investigation into ‘Rynair’ “Incidents” and has revealed that fines since 2007 amount to 2.3 million euros. ‘Ryanair’ received a fine from the Spanish Air Safety authority in 2011 when a Guardia Civil police officer on official police business was refused entry to a flight because he was carrying a licenced fire-arm. ‘Ryanair’ was fined 4,500 euros and paid up, as they have with all other fines!

Mobile Only ’Starbucks’ have been working to introduce a system in their coffee houses where no money, no credit cards or debit cards have to be used. A ‘smartphone’ mobile is used to “read” a displayed amount on a till, and linked technology charges the total to a dedicated account. ‘Shell’ and ‘Best Buy’ are also expected to buy into this technology invented by Jack Dorsey, the founder of “twitter”. The EU commission on telecommunications has given approval for ‘Vodafone’, ’Telefonica’ and ‘Everything Everywhere’ to launch a pilot system in the UK. ‘Ingenico’ is an enormous Spanish company specializing in marketing and their director, Miguel Ángel Hernández, states that major banks and credit companies see this idea as a sure winner once consumer confidence is established. Figures suggest that by 2016 some 130,000 million euros will change hands via such a system. If a mobile is reported stolen, the average time to block access or impose restrictions is 30 minutes, compared to 24 hours for a credit card.

Electricity Bills Consumers will have been receiving a long letter in Spanish along with their bills that are charged under the “tarifa de último recurso”, a tariff that affects about 80% of electricity users. The bills themselves now have 21% IVA (VAT) added, but there are a number of surcharges. These relate to price increases frozen by the Spanish government but re-instated when the electrical supply companies went to court. The letters explain this and justify the amount of surcharges for the various quarters when the asked for increase was rejected, from October 1st 2011 until March 31st 2012. The surcharges will continue until December 31st 2012 when all the back money will have been collected. The Spanish government has announced that from October 1st all electricity bills will be reduced by 2%.

Hillary Clinton

Palomares Progress? The Spanish Secretary for Investigation and Innovation, Carmen Vela, has visited Palomares to try and push forward the clean up of 6,000 cubic metres of radioactive material, still in the area after the 1966 disaster when two US aircraft collided in mid-air and 4 Mk 28 nuclear bombs were jettisoned. The bombs were not fused, other wise this whole area would have ceased to exist, but radioactive plutonium leaked from the nose cone of two bombs. Hillary Clinton has promised that the clean-up will

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Focus on Local News continued be done by US technicians whilst President Obama is still in office, but this may not now happen until he is re-elected. In 2007, Spanish and American nuclear scientists agreed on a definitive map showing where the contaminated soil is sited. 40 hectares of surface area is affected, and a likely cost of the removal of the soils and shipment to the US is given as 30 million euros.

‘PIRDA’ The computer repair and charitable institution in Arboleas was recently featured in the Spanish press. The organization has formed ‘The Humanitarian Association, Mrabih’, together with the Turre and Ugíjar municipality ‘Guadalinfo’ (public Internet access) to send re-cycled computer equipment to the Sahara, with the name of “Salgo un momento al Sáhara”. The Spanish newspaper stated that the society was doing very important work, all through computer experts who were mostly retired, and praised their initiative. Almería City Debts The official legal publication of Almería City Council, “El Boletin Oficial de la Provincia”, recently devoted 203 pages to listing citizens who had failed to make council payments for rates, cars, or rubbish collection going back to 2002. 14,000 individuals are on the list and were required to make payment within 15 days, or have embargoes put on known bank accounts. Some councils in the past have written off debts going back several years, partly due to the fact that little attempt was made to enforce the debts. Almería city says that this situation must be remedied. Change in Driving Laws? Maria Ángeles is a lady from Madrid who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. 10 years ago she passed her driving test renewal “sight” and other tests with flying colours. When she disclosed that she was a Multiple Sclerosis victim she was refused a licence on medical grounds as being “unfit to drive”. After strong complaints, she was given a “temporary licence” for two years, and a battery of medical tests. She decided to apply at another centre, not

revealing her ailment, and was immediately given a new licence. The Spanish Society for Multiple Sclerosis investigation, treatment and patient advice took up her case, and that of many other hundreds of sufferers. A poll of members revealed that 41% had not declared their “illness”. This is obviously not good as regards insurance companies! An amendment has now been put to parliament that would stop any further discussion, and give freedom to such sufferers providing they pass all the other driving licence renewal tests, and modify the 2009 regulations. The Spanish Society of Neurologists are working out a code of practice to monitor such sufferers over a long term period, and assess exactly what impairment they have and advise the DGT traffic authorities.

‘Iberia’ Told Off! A Madrid court has ruled that three clauses in passenger booking terms by airline ‘Iberia’ are abusive and against consumer rights and have to be scrubbed. One clause stipulates that ‘Iberia’ has the right to subcontract passenger carrying to another airline, or other aircraft “when necessary”. Another clause stated that ‘Iberia’ was not responsible for loss of money or ticket refunds if their planes did not arrive on time for a connecting flight. The judge ruled that this was “abusive”. The third clause related to ‘Iberia’ reserving the right to cancel a return ticket when an outgoing flight had been booked at the same time, but not used. This was ruled “unfair”. Court judgments like these are entered on a central registry of abusive contract

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Focus on Local News continued terms, and then form the basis for heavy fines if not withdrawn. Last year, a judge in Marbella ruled that a ‘Ryanair’ clause was “abusive”, after a Spanish father with his “libro de familia” (official family and birth register) was refused entry to an internal flight to another part of Spain because the children had no photo identity documents. Spanish Aviation Authority regulations allow young children to travel with parents without photo-ID, if it is an internal flight and the “libro de familia” is produced.

Homesick For Ireland? The Spanish company “Rumbo.es” is advertising holidays in castles in Ireland. A double room including breakfast in Cork’s Hotel Blarney Castle costs from 100 euros, 133 at Hotel Markree Castle, 136 at Cabra Castle Hotel and 254 euros at Hotel Solis Lough Eske castle (5 star). Apart from the website they can be contacted on 902 903 101 Still There! Sebastián and Juana are aged 55 and 49 and have a son living with them who is 24. They live in a part of Almería city near the port. Unfortunately, their total monthly income from activities such as an assisted employment re-training course is 426 euros, but their mortgage is 700 euros. All family members have been un-employed for three years, and the mortgage debt is now 126,000 euros plus 37,000 more in interest. The loan company applied for an eviction order last March, but it was delayed by a judge until September 21st. Now the family has been given a further reprieve, and Sebastián complains that every attempt to come to an agreement, or rent the property has been met with silence. The family has now become famous in Almería city because of their plight, closely followed by newspaper, TV and radio stations. Government Aid The Spanish government has approved the payment of aid for recent catastrophes such as the summer fires, hail or storm damage. This will apply in Almería province for the fire damage in Bédar, and flood damage in Pulpi, Mojácar, Turre and Garrucha. The mayor of Almería has hailed these proposals as

really good news. Monetary amounts of up to 2,580 euros for personal belongings and up to 8,000 euros for businesses such as agricultural workers or animal husbandry, and up to 50% of the cost of municipal damage such as the multi-sports centre in Pulpi. If you think you may have a claim, go and see your local town hall, with interpreters if necessary. There is also a planned tax relief for certain industries in 2013, including rates relief. The government has also announced that fit long term unemployed persons, living in the area of a disaster, will be given work such as clearing burnt area, reforestation or building repairs or flood defence work, and receive an extra payment on top of their unemployment amount, or if benefit has run out, the equivalent of almost a normal wage. These plans were announced just before the new and d i s a s t ro u s fl o o d s o f S e pte m b e r 2 8 th .

Princess Leticia, Prince Felipe and their two daughters

Monarchy Offensive The King of Spain, Juan Carlos, has recently received something of a “bad press”, particularly following a corruption case involving his son-in-law, and a trip meant to be private to hunt wild animals, during which he slipped, broke a bone and had to be repatriated. The monarchy have therefore put a letter on the Royal Website where he pledges his support for the Spanish Constitution, along with his desire that Cataluña does not try to become independent. Princess Leticia, princess of Asturias and wife of Prince Felipe, heir to the throne, has just celebrated her 40th birthday. The general public love Leticia and also consider that Prince Felipe will be a good future monarch. The progress of their

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Focus on Local News continued two children is also followed with interest. Leticia was a famous TV personality when she met Felipe. She told a friend, “I have met a guy, and we might be getting married”. Her friend replied, “Don’t forget to tell me!” resulting in the response from Leticia, “I think you will find out!” The Spanish nation went wild when the state marriage took place in Madrid

completion dates. Ana Pastor Minister of Transport has announced that her departments planned expenditure for 2012-2014 includes all the AVE (High speed train) routes, including this one, and the Murcia to Almería parts of the AVE project that have not yet been either put out to tender, or contracts for work signed, will be given priority. Only 4 of the 12 sections needed have actually been started, although Bad University News most of the work on the 4 is almost completed. It In April 2012 it was announced that a new faculty is stated that any new sections put out to tender of Medicine would be authorised for Almería are unlikely to be contracted in 2013. University, to become a “flagship” hospital complex. The university started interviewing prospective professors, and getting together course information and degree syllabi. Now however, government cut backs have forced the Junta de Andalucía to announce that there are no immediate plans for the 2013 start date. Similar plans for Jaén and Huelva provinces are also on hold. The organizing of the new faculty was being done under the Andalucían Universities Council, but they in turn are precluded from giving new employment contracts to potential teaching staff and state that their hands have been tied. Michael Thomas Michael Thomas Plan Backfired! The Almería City Orchestra (OCAL) and the Almería A man in Huércal-Overa plucked up courage to Young Persons Orchestra and Choir (OJAL) have complain to the Guardia Civil police that several of been made internationally famous by the English their officers had confiscated 26 kilos of marihuana director and conductor Michael Thomas, who has plants, and hit and threatened him. The Guardia worked tirelessly with them for many years. An police launched an investigation that revealed that extremely gifted musician in his own right, he lives the first lot of “Guardia” police were bogus, although in Almería city with his Spanish wife. His outstanding equipped with reflective jackets that had “Guardia contribution to music and culture in the area has Civil” logos on them, and carrying “official looking” been further recognized by him being appointed documentation. Seven men, including a minor, were director of the very new and groundbreaking charged with impersonating police officers, using Almería City School of Music and Dance (EMMA), threats and illegal detention, robbery with violence, due to open on October 8th. Most dedicated and vehicle offences. Police seized a Volkswagen practical music classes will be restricted to a Golf vehicle with false plates, and also took into maximum of three pupils, and will cost parents 3 custody the 26 kilos of marihuana plants! euros per hour, or 6 for dance. The centre will open from 9am to 10.30pm with a siesta break. The AVE Promise associated press release stated that Michael had The last Spanish government committed Spain to raised the standard of all his endeavours to national investing heavily in rail links such as the and international heights. The Young Persons Mediterranean Corridor from Barcelona to Orchestra and Choir recently performed by (eventually) Algiciras. EU grants will follow target invitation during the Cádiz bicentennial celebrations. Continued ....

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Focus on Local News continued Tobacco War Philip Morris have announced that they will slash 25 céntimos off the price of “Pocket”, “Core” and “Touch” Marlborough cigarettes, bringing the price down to 4,10 euros per packet. They have officially notified the Spanish regulatory body of this cut, which now have to publish these cuts as an official price decrease. Other tobacco giants are expected to follow suit, and a game of “who chickens out last” is expected to ensue. This follows increases in the Spanish IVA (VAT) rates on tobacco products and also duty.

Corvera Airport, Murcia

Airport Competition The new 24hr terminal at Corvera in Murcia is set to open by Easter 2013, and is only 150 kilometres from Almería airport. It is also only 70 kilometres from Alicante airport and is already being referred to in some travel brochures as being “Alicante South”! Although run by Spanish airport controllers, the complex is privately owned and financed. “Substantial” discounts on landing, take-off fees and baggage handling have been announced. There will be a planned phasing down of the San Javier airport that will revert to being solely a military and air force base, as it has always been. The airport claims a potential passenger handling number of 3 million persons per year, and their catchment area is stated to be a radius of 2 hours car journey time, that will mean 3.8 million people. ‘Ryanair’ and ‘Jet 2’ are reputed to have already signed up and possibly ‘Air Berlin’ and it is intended that 25 routes will be available initially.

Flood Damage Claims Persons with insurance claims are asked to telephone 902 222 665 between 9am-6pm Monday to Friday to register your claim and help assist with damage statistics. Companies, communities or individuals can all ring in with details to hand of: Insurance policy company and policy number, person claiming, NIF identification number (passport may be handy) or CIF company name, address and contact details, bank a/c number for claim payment, details of any damaged vehicle including make, model and registration number, and full garage details if it is already in a repair facility. A reference number will be given to you that may also be sent by email or to a mobile.

Less Banks Fusions and closures of bank establishments in Almería province since 2008 show that 15% have shut or merged. Of the 711 banks or saving banks that were open at the time of the ‘Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, some 111 have shut or merged as of July 1st this year. Since 1974 with only 190 banking establishments the numbers had rocketed. Future mergers or insolvencies is not precluded. Marcos Success The dolphin christened “Marcos” has recovered sufficiently from his ill state after being found suffering from heatstroke, muscle decay and dehydration at Roquetas del Mar. The Spanish Association for the Protection of Marine Fauna (Promar) took immediate action when Marcos was found near the beach in trouble. Volunteers worked round the clock to administer nutrients and also physiotherapy. They plan to release him off the Granada coast where there are regular schools of other dolphins, but at present he is not catching enough fish himself to survive in the open sea. The work of ‘Promar’ with Marcos is quite revolutionary, and a marine and vet case study will be presented after Marcos is released. Thousands of fans regularly came to the shore to see him, and several “Marcos” social networking sites went active.

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So Now You Know... Lifts If people were asked who they thought invented lifts, many people would say “Otis”. The first known lift was called a “flying chair” and French King, Louis XV, used it to go up one floor to visit his mistress in 1743! Public lifts started off in 1835 in London and the fare was sixpence. Elisha Otis designed a “safety elevator” that could not drop, even if the cables or wire ropes broke, because he used counterbalances. In 1854, he demonstrated his invention in New York and used a glass elevator. He told potential clients that they could cut the ropes with an axe, and watch what happened. His design became essential for sky scrapers. Printing Presses Printing with a carved wooden block wiped with ink is first recorded in China in the year 888. By 1423, Europeans were using this very slow process to print books, one at a time. In 1430, Johannes Gutenberg moved from Mainz to Strasburg and started work on his printing press that was operational in about 1440. He used metal type, a special press and oil based inks, and the art of rapid printing was born. He was so busy inventing his printing press in 1437 that he was sued for “breach of promise of marriage”. No-one seems to know why; he didn’t put it into print! His process was almost unaltered until the 20th Century. World Explorers Christopher Columbus was right when he sailed from Spain and believed that India, China and Japan could be reached by sailing westwards. He did not know at all that another continent, the “Americas”, was where he found it when he was looking for Asia! When, in 1492, he arrived in America he was quite surprised. Nowadays, people think that he was not Spanish, but probably Italian. Luis Vaez de Torres was a true Spaniard and he discovered Australia in 1606. He thought it was one of a series of islands and sailed by. Willem Jansz a Dutch explorer landed in Australia the same year, but he thought it was New Guinea!

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Basketball James A Naismith was a Canadian who was a tutor at the Springfield College YMCA in 1891. The first game played used baskets from a local peach farm and they were nailed to the gym wall. By the next year they decided that nets were best and the ball couldn’t bounce out any more. In 1936, the Olympic committee decided that basketball was a sport that could become part of the Olympic Games. Only male teams could compete and it took 40 years before women were allowed to enter Olympic teams! Meanwhile, interest had been growing in the sport being played by men in wheelchairs. From 1973 this took another 27 years for women!! Cardboard Bikes Izar Gafni is an Italian designer who specializes in designs using revolutionary materials where possible. He saw an article about a canoe made out of stressed and waterproof cardboard and began experimenting with a bicycle design. Engineers told him he was mad to think of a “cardboard” bike but his wife gave him her unconditional support, and he started making prototypes. Izar Gafni says the cost of the almost handmade cardboard bike in small production runs including labour, is 8 euros! He says full production models would cost less,and be waterproof and rust-proof! Patents The first patents were licences given by a monarch or government, partly to control inventions that were weapons and could be used against them! Filippo Brunellesci, an Italian architect and sculptor, received his “patent” in 1421, thought to be the first such licence. In 1449, King Henry V1 started issuing English patents for the same reason. The Flemish inventor, John of Utynam had invented stained glass, and as it was unlikely to result in any repercussions for England, he was given a 20 year patent and made windows for Eton College. Today, many companies work with people such as university post-graduates, and patent their best inventions.

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he church of La Almadraba, at Las Salinas, Cabo de Gata, was reconsecrated and opened as a local Catholic church again on September 23rd. The last service previous to this was a special one on Christmas Day 2004, after which the doors were closed.

groups, with many famous figures throughout Spain, tried to put pressure on the authorities but by 2011 the only progress was that more bits were falling off the church tower.

Las Salinas church was built in 1904 by the salt company ‘Salineras Acosta’, and served a large local population who worked on the salt production facility nearby. Sea water was allowed to enter and flood areas that looked like paddy fields, and then the process of evaporating the water and harvesting the salt residue took place. It was an artisan industry with very important social and industrial history in the Cabo de Gata area. Gradually over the years the demand for salt fell off, partly because of competition from other salt producers. But the church struggled on, getting more and more decrepit. Eventually, a French company specializing in salt production took over the Salinas plant, but by then the church had been shut. Eventually the Catholic Archdiocese in Almería city decided that maintenance work was necessary, but the contractors were informed that the land surrounding the church, and the church itself now belonged to the new French company! Court cases rumbled on, until finally on March 7th 2004 a court ruling was made that the Catholic authorities were the legal owners and their ownership would be recorded on the local land registry. The Christmas day mass followed. Unfortunately, not a lot happened as a result and the church, right beside the sea, deteriorated steadily. It became an emblem of the Cabo de Gata area, and millions of visitors used it as a backdrop for their photos with a few fishing boats alongside, and artists painted numerous impressions. During 2007, signs were put up saying it was being restored, but eventually the signs became as tatty as the church. Almería county council suggested they bought the church to turn into a local tourist and information centre, and after agreeing to this, the Catholic authorities then changed their minds. Local

On the morning of March 7th 2011, exactly seven years since the historic court case, passersby saw that the normally barricaded door had been forced open, and found the whole floor of the church covered in strange symbols, a bit of Greek, some Latin letters, and assorted symbols. The church pews had been carefully stacked vertically down the sides of the chancel. The press had a field-day; “Local church used for Satanic rituals!” - ” Las Salinas church vandalized by Satanic cult”, ad infinitum. Experts brought in agreed the symbols were mere gibberish and a spokesman for the Archdiocese said it was “unnecessary local pressure”, and then announced the next day that (magically) the final building licences had come through! A building and restoration company was given the contract and Almería council agreed to pay 100,000 euros towards the cost. In return, a corner of the church was made into a small tourist office with access from outside. María Sanchez, who still lives in one of the few houses nearby, was baptized, took her first communion, was confirmed and eventually married in the Las Salinas church. She was an honoured guest at the re-opening, and 200 couples have gone on a list of people who want to be married in this famous church!

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Major Changes in Rental Laws

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tenant can terminate his rental contract by giving 30 days notice.

This new law replaces the last changes in 1995 that made it much easier for the landlord, but there were still clauses that could make it difficult to get a tenant out.

The problem of unpaid rent has always been a sticking point, and if a landlord goes to court the amount outstanding may well be decided by the court, to be a minimum of six months arrears. The new act gives a period of 10 days after the date of the rent due, as being cause for “immediate eviction”! It appears (some parts of this new law have not been fully detailed) that a landlord can go to a court and obtain a document (no court hearing) to serve on his tenant, or send by certified post. There has even been a suggestion that notaries, always keen to get more work after the property crash, may be given the task of preparing this legal eviction notice.

he Spanish government has passed a bill that makes major changes in long term rental terms. The object is to encourage landlords sitting on a vacant property to be much more inclined to offer it for rent. Ana Pastor, Minister for Development, believes that the new law will greatly help this.

One of the previous clauses from the 1995 regulations meant that a rental contract was often for an initial three years, but the tenant then had the right to extend it to a maximum of five years. During this period the rent could be increased every year by the cost of living increases. After five years, landlords could increase the rent as much as they liked, either for the existing tenant or a new one. Complications arose if the tenant had signed up to the town hall “padrón” (official residents’ register), and then said after the five years that this was their sole residence. Sometimes courts came down in favour of such renters, and the contract was determined valid for a maximum of eight years. The new law, “Ley de Medidas para la Flexibilización y Fomento de Mercado de Alquilar”, has changed several things. The extendable period of a long term rental is now three years instead of the former five. These new terms will apply to the renewals of existing rental contracts. Also the rent is no longer tied to the retail price index, so a landlord can increase the rent without reference to this, by mutual agreement. A major change is that at any time the landlord can serve a 60 day termination notice, providing the property is needed by an immediate family member, or after a divorce. If the property is managed by a rental company, the company cannot say that one of their employees needs the property – it has to be a close family member of the landlord. The

Ana Pastor, Minister for Development

Some people think that these changes are unfairly harsh on tenants. The government reply is that there is a huge stock of properties that landlords may now offer for rent. There are other benefits for the landlord; contracts no longer have to be registered with the land registry (this applied to a sale situation, where the tenant had first option to purchase). British Embassy advice is that contracts must be legal, and your “estancos” (official tobacconist shops) sells suitable forms. The embassy also stresses that payment of tax on any rental income is legally necessary, but there are a lot of tax breaks!

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Resurrected At Last!

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he Cuevas del Almanzora reservoir was built in kgs of freshwater carp using an inflatable boat and 1986. In subsequent years of nil rainfall it became spotlight, along with a large industrial fishing net, a slight lake, and eventually water authorities listed some 80 metres long and 2 metres wide! it as a “non-reservoir”! In 2005, Almería won the competition to host the 15th Mediterranean Games, a prestigious event. Almería and Andalucían authorities rose to the occasion and built many facilities including the flagship Mediterranean Stadium in Almería city, now mostly used for large concerts. 3,000 athletes came to the province over a 16 day period and competed in 258 events from 27 different sports. The Cuevas dam was chosen as the site for the rowing and canoeing events. A canal some 1,150 metres long & 115 metres wide was built, complete with changing facilities, boat and equipment storage, clubhouse, cafeteria and TV and radio commentary boxes at a cost of 14 million euros. All the event sites were adorned with a stylized “Indalo Man” designed by Antonio Esquivias from Seville. The one at Cuevas is enormous and can be seen from passing aircraft. Children chose the name of “Indalete” for this special Indalo man Games logo. The 2005 games were a resounding success. Almería became the centre of world interest and TV coverage. Many of the specially built facilities were converted to other uses and demands. As regards the Cuevas rowing canal, no-one knew what to do with it! It was fairly tucked away and not near any centre of population of any significance. A “normal” dispute ensured as to who was responsible for the facilities and where any more funding would come from. The mayor of Cuevas tried hard but without any positive results. Eventually, to the shame of rowers, canoeists and swimmers who wanted to use the canal, it fell derelict. The stagnant water became the home of frogs, and fish. The Guardia Civil ‘Seprona’ police from the environmental and wildlife arm drove by occasionally, often finding illegal fishing, complete with large nets. A typical newspaper report observed that four male poachers had been caught with 120

In 2010, the canal was cleaned for the Spanish Championship Canoe event. All the foremost sportsmen turned up with TV crews, and again it was hailed as a great success. The discussion over “who pays for what” continued. The Spanish “Supercross” Championship also came back to Cuevas. Now however, a private enterprise group under the auspices of Kinetic PB (www.kinecticpb.com) has taken over the site and are using it for a training camp. “Our launch is significant for all clubs and European athletes,” said Oliver Watts, co-founder of Kinetic PB, “as we believe that we have the best swimming, cycling and triathlon training location in Europe. The climate in this region is fantastic, being the warmest, driest and sunniest location in the whole of continental Europe.” “We have taken great care to choose this very best location for professional and aspiring athletes who wish to train all year round, and we will be continually enhancing the site,” added Watts. The latest addition is a German cable installation for water acrobatics known as “wakeboard” (snow boarding on water). Another cable tows people lying horizontal on a “donut”. Onsite timing systems have been improved and the 25m indoor pool is functioning again. It took long enough, but now the facility is in full swing again. Private initiative has triumphed over bureaucracy!

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Motoring Mania!

A lighthearted look...

Are most car manufacturers completely bonkers?? Do they all live in cloud cuckoo land?? The new Porsche Boxer boasts a top speed of 264 km/hr (with 7 gears), whilst the sister model 911 Carrera has a top speed of 299km/hr (surely they could have said 300km/hr!) and the BMW 320D claims to do 235 km/hr. Even the new Peugeot 508 RXH reputedly gets up to 213 km/hr.

Why? And Where? You can’t legally go that fast on public roads in Spain & France or the UK - that’s for sure!

In Spain being caught at over 190 km/hr on a motorway results in a 600 euro fine and 6 points off your licence. Over 200km/hr counts as reckless driving, so you certainly have to say goodbye to your licence, receive a huge fine and a community service order, if not a prison term.

Ben Westwood, sent to jail for 9 years, nearly outran police helicopters doing 180mph on the M6 in a stolen and modified 85,000 pounds sterling Audi R55 turbo. (He also lost his licence for 4 years!) This is “officially” the highest speed recorded by calibrated police equipment, but two racing drivers and mechanics were cautioned many years ago when testing a “Cobra” racing car on an unopened but finished section of the M1. As the road had not officially been opened it was technically just a private road!

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Boy and girl (!) racers have been using the finished parts of the Almanzora motorway near Albox for similar thrills, where the large plastic “no entry” blocks have conveniently been found to have a gap!

So a maximum of 140km/hr? So why not make 140 km/hr the fastest cars can go? Motorway boy racers might not exist, and think of all the traffic cops that could be switched to solving real crime!

The new Toyota RAV4EV seems to have got it right, a top speed of 137 km/hr, and it still has good acceleration! So it’s an electric car, but it’s unlikely to land you in prison!


Still the ‘Corner of Enchantment’?

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ojácar has always been a “magical” place, and anyone who sees the village for the first time and walks round the narrow streets is usually awe struck. The surrounding areas of Vera, Agua Amarga and Cabo de Gata and the film locations held, and still hold, a wealth of different experiences. Lately the image of Mojácar has changed dramatically. It has become known as “The Ibiza” of Andalucía. Mojácar was a flourishing large town going back many centuries ago, and the annual “Moors & Christians” festival commemorates the treaty signed in 1488 by the chief called Alabez, a Moor, and the Christian leaders of the army from Granada, who then rewarded Mojácar with “city” status in the kingdom of Granada.. During the 1900s, Mojácar began sliding into almost a ghost village. Very severe droughts, for many years, resulted in agricultural owners and workers leaving to seek a more fertile region. Mill owners that relied on water power soon followed, often drifting into France via Barcelona. In the 1960s there were only about 1,000 residents left. Mayor Jacinto Alarcón decided with his council that they would give away vacant properties, providing the new owners started repairing them for habitation. Many Europeans began flocking in, a lot of them artists, writers and artisan crafts people and the word soon spread that Mojácar was magical. Some started up bars and restaurants and soon embraced the “fiesta” days. Apart from a multi-talented new group of international

residents, tourists started to arrive and canny Spanish locals who owned huge tracts of land on the beach area began their own beach development. It was obviously going to be more profitable then working on the land! Soon the “Indalo man” credited with all sorts of magical gifts, became the absolute local symbol, and was seized upon by all the local businesses and reproduced in every conceivable manner and material. Mojácar became the preferred destination for wealthy persons such as ambassadors and senior embassy employees, “C.D.” (Corps Diplomatique) car plates were a common sight. Wealthy (if often slightly eccentric) Americans started to visit, or take up residence. Most of the village was still on 110 volt electrical supply, and that was fine with the Americans!

Many of the original arrivals have now become legends. Some came here through their parents, some just came; and many of them are still here today. They may sometimes reminisce about the past, but they still cast their shadow over the present day Mojácar. They have become the “elder statesmen” of Mojácar. Tourism blossomed and houses were converted, extended or just made more “European”, without losing the charm of the Moorish architecture. Since the 2008 and onwards crash, when suddenly there were thousands of unsold properties, and the whole world was contracting, visitor profile started to change. Families still came, on package holidays, but with less spending power. The many hotels had to re-think their policy and prices, still

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the same problem today. To attract clients recently, some apartment hotels used the Internet as a portal and began advertising sun, sea, and partying. They found a new market in single sex holidays, hen parties and stag parties and a seemingly endless supply of boisterous, but happy, young Spaniards. They often had “slightly one too many”, but they didn’t smash bars or restaurants to bits, or mug old ladies, or indulge in criminal activities. Mojácar has always had more than 3,000 hours of sun per year and is classified as “level 11” as a climate area, with high desert type temperatures. Young people still want “sun & sea”, and if disco entry was included, why not come here? Particularly when expenditure is a bit tight, and all drinks can be bought from ‘Mercadona’. Drinking parties outdoors in public areas, known as “botellónes”, are illegal in Spain. Some town halls or cities have made a designated controlled area, but in Mojácar the mayoress, Rosa María Cano, has stated that there is no suitable area council owned. She stresses that other councillors agree and are equally perplexed as to where one could be established or operated.

their prices even more, or squeezed extra beds into all the rooms. This year, almost in desperation, police numbers were dramatically increased, and systematic steps taken to stop the drinking, curb the excesses such as drugs, and try and calm things down. Mojácar Mayoress, Rosa María Cano

Rosa María considers rightly that young people and families can share Mojácar if the “Ibiza” element is mostly eliminated. It seems this year, finally from about mid-August, that this sudden initiative made a lot of difference. Families who came regularly in August previously have started to drift away to Roquetas, Vera playa, Carboneras and other towns where the botellónes are not rife. If the mostly amiable but boisterous young visitors can be controlled during July and August next year, on the same principals as were developed this August, perhaps Mojácar will then become enchanted again.

Unfortunately in 2011 and 2012 “botellónes” on the beach, in streets or just about anywhere, became the norm in Mojácar. Many hotels lowered

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Funny but True! A 1778 bust valued at $3 million was returned to the Philadelphia region after authorities arrested a former cleaning woman on a bus in Maryland. The bust's owner, George D'Angelo, was relieved to hear authorities had recovered it. Andrea Lawton, who was fired by the cleaning c o m p a ny th a t s e r v i c e d D'Angelo's home said she took it out of spite and it was just a piece of junk! In 1979, seven men aged between 18 and 27 received prison sentences from 3 to 4 years each. A solicitor told the court that one man had thrown a fried chip at another, whilst waiting for a train. He went on, “One thing led to another my lord, more people joined in, and the station master was assaulted as well, after head butts and punches were flying everywhere.” He asked for leniency saying, “It was just one of those things, and unfortunate that four men and a pregnant woman were hospitalized for several days”. Sherman Perry and Jamie were on a beach towel on a beach in Florida when a police o f f i c e r o b s e r ve d th e m “intimately involved with one another" (having sex)! They were arrested for being in possession of marijuana, crack cocaine and a pipe but no charges were made regarding their “intimate activities”.

Warren Thomas Michael III, 23, was pulled over for reckless driving and immediately explained that "he had a squirrel eating him.” Michael's vehicle was swerving in and out of lanes on the highway, crashed into a stopped car head-on, then just kept driving. Noting that Michael had bloodshot, glassy eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol, the deputy breathalysed him. His girlfriend collected the car and a frightened pet squirrel.

Motoring through the Hungarian countryside, a cyclist stopped at a level crossing. A farmer walked up and tethered his goat to the crossing gates. A horse and cart then stopped, also a sports car. The train noise made the horse bolt, the cart pushed the car forward, and ever yone tried to sor t everything out. The gates went up, strangling the goat that was still attached, and buckling the cycle as well.

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An 86-year-old woman was arrested for calling emergency services because she couldn't get a pizza delivered. Dorothy Densmore, of Charlotte, North Carolina, spent two nights behind bars after dialling ' 911' 20 times in 38 minutes. Angry she could not get the meal delivered to her home, she demanded police arrest the pizza proprietors. She told police that she had been called a 'crazy old coot' by someone at the pizza shop, and bit the h a n d o f th e a t te n d i n g policeman. A Romanian hospital patient called the emergency services because nobody heard him crying for help. Stefan Ososchi, 80, who suffers from an incurable disease, said he was lucky to have his mobile phone with him. He had been admitted to the County Hospital in Botosani and put on a drip but the nurses forgot to come back to take out the needle from his vein that then swelled up! Two nurses were disciplined. A man was clipped by a car in a New York street in 1977, and knocked over. He got back up, but a friend told him to lie back down in the road in front of the car and scream, to get more insurance money. The driver got out to see why the man was lying in the road again, but the car accidentally rolled forward, crushing the “uninjured” man to death.


Mojácar Parador Changes

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he Mojácar ‘Parador de Turismo’ was built in the 60s. All the 94 Parador Hotels are owned by the Spanish state, some in castles such as the very new earthquake-proof “Castillo de Lorca” opened by Queen Sofia this year, or former nunneries and monasteries. Our own Parador was extensively modernized in 2008.

admire the stunning views, or partake of the superb and competitively priced food in their restaurant or visit the Spa area. All ‘Parador de Turismo’ hotels now offer a “typical regional menu” choice one day a week, and local businessman and bodega owner Pedro Suarez, had his wines from ‘Bodega Fuente Victoria’ chosen to complement the food.

Various famous figures have stayed here including Manuel Fraga, then Minister for Tourism, together with Angier Duke, then American Ambassador to Spain in 1966, when the Palomares disaster occurred. Manuel Fraga persuaded the Ambassador to join him here for a photo-shoot in the sea. It was to demonstrate there was no radiation danger (which of course there was!). He went briefly into the sea at Palomares but most shots were opposite the Parador.

Chef Luis Garcia

The King and Queen of Spain, Juan Carlos and Sofia, stayed at the Parador in 1991.Their helicopter and two others landed in turn at the Parque Comercial Centre in Mojácar on waste ground, where a large reception party awaited them. Unfortunately the backwash from each helicopter blew off hats and ruined hair styles. Children with their flags had to be gripped tightly, and the “tornado” showered debris and dust on the waiting dignitaries and public! Local bars reported however, “Can’t the security detail knock them back!”

Tana Blázquez has recently arrived as the overall “Directora” and general manageress, a prestigious position, in this famous Parador. She has an impeccable pedigree of working her way up from humble beginnings in various hotel receptions and large tourism companies, including being a Senior Cultural Organizer in Illinois. Aged only 42, Tana has had experience of vastly different ‘Paradores’, some being classic architectural national heritage sites, or The King and Queen at the Mojácar Parador spa, snow, or other “sun and sea” resorts. She has arrived here from being “La Directora” of’ ‘El Parador de Jarandilla de la Vera’ (Cáceres), since 2008. Her aim is to promote all the features of a modern ‘Parador de Turismo’, no longer just a “mere” luxury hotel, but an important adjunct to an area in general, for all residents, businesses, and of course tourists.

The Mojácar ‘Parador de Turismo’ has always been the chosen location for business seminars, political meetings, weddings and other functions. Anybody who needs an important meeting or a memorable holiday stays at the Parador. Many people do not realize that the general public may always drop in for a drink or just coffee, relax on the extensive terraces,

Tana is keen to promote this area through the Parador chain as being an enchanting location, and a wonderful mix of beach, culture, and nearby natural beauty, to those who have never been here before. To try and offer a new culinary experience, particularly for English or foreign residents and tourists, Tana has been joined by a new head chef, Luis Garcia, who is a specialist in paella, rice, and other typically Spanish dishes and wants to take his restaurant and menus to even higher levels. If you think you have had good paellas, try those from Luis!

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ALCOHOL & DRUG ADDICTION Serenity House ………..........................……..(24hr) 956 127371

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY See also Solar Almería Green Energy (Arboleas) …........…………….628 872334 Biomass Pellets ...................................950 452919 / 673 784050 CD Electrical Services ........................662 414043 / 617 410534 Simón (Recycling Cooking Oils) ……………............….697 126083 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240 d match digital services (See p.5) .......950 472947 / 670 084438 AMUSEMENT and GAMBLING DJT Air Conditioning (Vera) ..................686 817945 / 626 578164 MACHINES Electrotorres ........................................950 472898 / 610 750771 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration S.L.607 364917 / 950 432110 Cafeteria Royal (Mojácar Playa) ...............………….. 950 472323

ANTIQUES & CURIOSITY SHOPS El Sotano (Mojacar Playa) ………..............……………627 907211 Reclamation (Keith) ………......................................….625 167081

ANTI-SMOKING AIDS E-Cigarettes …………......................................……..674 559115

ARCHITECTS BROA Studio (Vera) ............................950 393894 / 696 766985 Daniel González (Vera) ……….......…686 846624 / 950 393530 Federico Aranda Martín (Mojácar Playa) ..................607 983810 Kaleidoscope …….....................................................…610 981805 Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001

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Penguin Air-Conditioning (La Alfoqúia) ….....…………670 Richard Hayes ...........................................................662 Solo Satellite & Air Conditioning ........950 528334 / 699 Williams Electrical (Andy)........................................…..677

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AIRPORT PARKING AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) 950 290651 / 639 081067 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………..................................606 389550 Park and Fly (Alicante) ....................902 887306 / 661 517890 Plane Parking S.L. ………….......................................968 566410 ...............(24hrs Alicante) 656 532725, (24hrs Murcia) 656 532724 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante)........................................670 059809

Adolfo Prado, Pictures & Murals ..............................950 472668 Alison (portraits & other commissions) .......................630 833873 Andalusian Arts (Turre) .............................................647 081552 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Delfos Gallery ..........................................................950 615196 Jeremy Fox-Rayner (Art Tutor) ..................................653 714767 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) ............................950 478383 / 600 070188 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) ............................….663 341904 Living Design (Albox) ...............................................678 308073 MarianMay Simpson …...........................……………629 113436 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ..........................................................................628 458491 Reciclarte (Mojácar Pueblo) ………...................……..680 961068 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 950298 / 671 800317 The Gallery (La Concepción) ..................................636 411540

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Mhouse (Danyel Gonzalez) …….…….950 478763 / 609 667333 AXA (See Insurance) .................................................950 478763 The Metal Works (Arboleas) …….......950 930520 / 638 900949

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Arboleas El Mirador .......................................................................687 160 806 Hotel Rural Azabache ...............................................615 654093 Humbugs Salon de Té .......................958 003391 / 676 604008 La Marmita ..............................................................950 449655

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

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

Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Curtains with Style (Sail shades) .......950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ..............................................667 652 888 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 992007 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 New Home from Home (Blinds) ...................634 319656 / 950 459018 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ..................................................627 978635 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.9)..................627 907207 / 634 319882 Speedyfit (See p.4) ..................................................600 006032

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

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

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

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

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

Cornish Pride (Albox) ….................................………634 920434

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Huércal-Overa i-Café Bar ……………….....................................……950 135039

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

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Albox Bar International .....................................................665 562114 Cafe Azafran ............................................................677 655049 Cafe-Bar Oasis ………......................................…....669 242166 La Alfoquía Rumores ....................................................................610 641567 Beccy’s Bar La Union …..........................................950 634533 TCs Cafe Bar ........................................634 384723 / 634 338361 Bar Los Mellizos ……….........................................…667 919025 El Local ……..........................................…………….633 684855

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

Las Buganvillas La Colonial ……………….........................................….636 140307

Los Gallardos Apolo ……………................................................……600 495182 El Naranjo ….......................................................……950 398799 Meson Verfran ………...................................................637 810143

Mojácar Alvaron …….........................................671 275185 / 637 546581 Bar Gloria ...................................…….950 453150 / 625 668613 Ancla Bar …………...............................................…..622 448778 Bar Restaurante Angela ...........................................664 279626 Arriba ................................................950 615591 / 634 347256

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Captain's Bar ...........................................................950 473246 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Candil ..................................................................693 706073 El Teatro .........….............................................………950 473250 El Toro .....................................................................622 456560 Jazz Life Café (Mojácar Pueblo) ........................…….647 724367 Koi ….........................................................................950 615452 La Mar Salada .........................................................950 472181 La Parata (See p.6).....................................................950 478186 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ....................................647 724367 Los Amigos ...............................................................950 478489 Mana del Cielo ....................................950 472154 / 697 225625 Mojo’s ....................................................950 615230 / 667 959413 Mojo Picón ………..........................…..950 472995 / 634 896515 Pipa's ............................................……950 472930 / 637 481583 Pizzería Roma (Mojácar Playa) ...............................663 303438 Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625 103672 Rusty Nail …………....................................................950 472786 Sal’s Bistro Bar .....................................……………..628 699953 The Blue Lagoon ........................................................600 829518 The Crazy Cow Café …………….....…666 891340 / 697 465620 The Emerald Isle .....................................……..….…..673 104250 The Irish Rover ........................................................950 473135 The Lemon Lounge .............................................….950 472659 The Loft …..........................................950 472432 / 690 756196 The New Kimrick …………...................................……950 475198 Toscana .....................................................................950 472907 Trufibar .....................................................................646 515708

Badger’s ....................................................................950 478525 Bar Esencial ...............................................................618 826092 Bar Isabel ...................................................................950 475941 Bar Med ...................................................................666 140901 Bar Mesón Felipe San Bernabe …......950 475966 / 631 301368 Beachcomber ..............................................................950 473099 Burladero ……..........................................................950 615041 Cafetería Dolce …….................................................950 475178 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Cafeteria Royal ……......................................…………950 472323 Palomares Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Bar Oasis …….............................................................950 888476 Centro Plaza ................................................................950 618614 La Dulce Casa ….................................................…….950 467768

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

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

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

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

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

Turre Bar Stop ......................................................................950 479593 Café Royal, English Tavern ……….............................950 468481 Gillee’s ....................................................................634 309540 Greg & Co ..............................................................950 617698 La Pará ……………............................................……637 545590 Piano Members & Social Club ...................................693 706073 Stoney's Sports Bar ……….......................................671 896391

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Taberna Cristina ...........................................................693 743791

Valle del Este Hole in One Venues Bar .......................950 461068 / 647 424279

BARS (BEACH BARS)

Vera

Aku Aku (Mojácar) ...............................950 478981 / 607 347612 Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 Ankara (Mojácar) ......................................................950 473042 La Amistad …………….….......................................…666 622085 El Cid (Mojácar) .......................................................950 472063 Paddy’s Irish Tavern ……………............................….950 395453

Vera Playa Corner Bar ................................................................950 618209 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 Frankie’s Bar .............................................................662 474861

Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 132350 La Buena Mesa ……............................950 467222 / 610 356387 La Peperina ................................................................677 420243 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 The Happy Castor ……......................................……667 767962

Villaricos Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 073598 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 Jet’s Bar La Plaza .................................................…950 467590 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 467777 Los Conteros ..............................................................950 467582

El Patio (Mojácar) ........................................................629 287265 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) (See p.7)................…616 005387 Playa Blanca (Mojácar) (See p.25)............................950 473001 Sol y Arena (Mojácar) ..............................................950 478308 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030 Trufibar ......................................................................619 691052

BATHROOMS & SHOWERS 24hr Casaserve ...................................950 466438 / 676 306269 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Artizan (Vera) (Bathroom Furniture) ..950 390635 / 661 985310 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036

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BICYCLE SALES & MAINTENANCE Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 The Bike Shop (Turre) ..........................950 468346 / 608 523182

Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 Shower Master screens ...........................................677 604497 Speedy Fit (Screens) ...............................................600 006032 Tabika Natural Stone (Vera) ….....…….950 390110 / 950 390635 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST 2 Poplars Guesthouse (Velez Blanco) .950 068025 / 670 243856 Barrio Guesthouse (Cantoria) …...…..950 436679 / 619 066022 Casa Barranca (Huercal Overa) ....... 95 0952947 / 648 250699 Casa Blanca (Ogarite/Oria) ………..............................639 269216 Casa de Becque (Cabrera) ……............950 528631 / 663 731536 Casa Diego (Taberno) …….........................................617 171430 Casa Jasmine (La Alfoquía) ......................................950 449513 Casa Jessica (Turrillas) .................... 697 623201 / 666 394707 Casa La Loma Guest House (La Loma) ............……..648 602261 Casas Limaria (Arboleas) ..................675 378291 / 678 166252 Casa Los Arcos (Mojácar) …….................................950 473165 Casa Los Naranjas (Cantoria) ….......................……677 364715 Casa María (Bédar) .................................................950 398216 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) 950 439043 / 686 400331 Casa Oasis (Almendricos, Murcia) ...........................628 504113 Casa Rosa (Huércal Overa) .......................................699 352305 Casita Río (Almanzora) ………......……950 432250 / 636 860177 Cortijo Bienvenido (Cantoria) .....................................950 634851 Dave & Gilly's B & B (Vera Town) …..........................950 391660 Hostal Villa Rosa (Mojácar) .............................................950 478 290 La Cueva de la Paz (Nr Los Lobos) ...950 069013 / 634 358136 Las Persianas Azules (Velez Rubio) ..950 068054 / 630 149622 Hostal La Parata (Mojácar) ..................950 472670 / 637 733272 Rims Rest (Oria) ……….................…..950 432865 / 697 326924 The Palms (Urcal) …………......................................678 832036 Villa Janian (Lijar) ..............................950 064259 / 626 328274

BILLIARD / SNOOKER HALLS Pot Black (Antas El Real) ……....................................950 459135 Regency Snooker Club (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........968 006149 The Happy Castor (Vera Playa) ……..........................667 767962

BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds BOATS & NAUTICAL Veramotor S.A. ............................................................950 392552

BOAT TRIPS Orca Steve (Mojacar, Garrucha) ..............................634 352873 Red Line Coast Tours ….....................950 133082 / 687 189230

BOOKS Celebrations (Mojácar) .............................................606 693826 Tabernas Books …..............................663 121256 / 676 256083 The Book Box (Albox) ……................................…….662 585098 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE Bounce Around ….......................................................697 224205 Mojácar Events ........................................................669 434766

BOWLING CENTRES (10 pin) Amigos Bowling Centre (Arboleas Ind. Estate) …….950 120269 Ozone Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073

BUILDING MATERIALS (& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc)

Aridos Mojácar S.L. ……..........................................650 914257 Brico Depôt (Huércal de Almería) …........…………….950 625652 Contrucciones Angel Oller (Albox) ...........................950 431453 Comercial Vera (Vera) ........................902 112236 / 950 393329 BEDROOMS (Fitted) Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 Artizan (Vera) .............................……..950 390635 / 661 985310 Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 BICYCLE HIRE VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028 Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 024001 BUILDING SERVICES Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 413984 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Dazzlem (Vera Playa) ...........................627 818719 / 673 589874 5* Patio …………................................................…..677 152911 Mountain Biking Spain …...............……637 831509 / 661 178656 A1 Multiservices Costel …….……….....................…617 119995 The Bike Shop (Turre) (See front cover).950 468346 / 608 523182 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Almeria Builders ……............................................…659 685133 Andalucian Con Co Print .................................….…..628 408197 Andaluz Building Services........... ……950 439094 / 664 025044 Andy Nash & Son .................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Andy the Builder (Mojácar) .................................... 634 348567 Antas Building Company …..........…..661 075802 / 655 772127 Armadillo ........................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Construcciones DISACA (Mojácar) ...........................639 817778 Construcciónes Los Matreros .....................................647 841750 Constructions Martinez Moreno (Rambla de Oria) ….696 052044 D & J Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418

Vida Desierto (See p.2) ….....................950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Bioflow / Ecoflow distributor ......................................686 929855 Fm Fragrances Distributor .........................................662 515669

Next Communications ..................................................950 479369 Work From Home ........................................................950 066181

CAKES TO ORDER Cafeteria Dolce (Mojácar Playa) ………................….950 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic (Mojácar) ..................950 Joan's Cakes & Bakes (Albox) ................................678 Mana del Cielo (Mojácar).....................950 472154 / 697

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CAMPSITES Campsite Marion (Vera) .............................................607 316553

CAR HIRE

DAGA Construction ……...................................……686 846624 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 Deco-house (Ismael) …………....................................670 596085 Elegant Homes Online S.L. .......................................687 629777 Garden Works ...........................................................666 847583 Gary Lloyd .................................................................647 006172 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 Hire a Husband …………............……..677 557 190 / 950 930596 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Jasmine Construction C.B ...................................... 659 185189 Luke Mitchell ...........................................................634 379050 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 671 318982 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Paul Morrison (Plasterer) ……………….634 327201 / 661 129028 Professional Bricklayer ……………........................…..626 730764 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 686 377172 Valley Construction ..............…………..665 517643 / 610 905173

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1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 654452 Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 269440 Auto Corner (Limousines) .....................950 069198 / 667 439671 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545814 Costa Coches (Mojácar) .......................................... 950 069272 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 670 722666 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Tikka RentaCar (Mojácar) .........................................950 472662 Victoria Car Hire UK ………............................…….+44 1293 432155

CARPENTRY A.N.S.T.E.Y - Carpentry & Joinery ………950 619178 / 687 251629 Inspired Timberwork ...........................950 528779 / 610 988371 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 907207 Simon’s Carpentry & Joinery ......................................681 109237

CAR WASH & VALETING

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

Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Vida Desierto (Specialist Carpentry) (See p.2) 950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583

CARPETS See Rugs & Carpets CATALOGUE SHOPPING EPS Direct …......................................950 930554 / 652 580695 Speedy Fit (Cucador) ............................950 438228 / 600 006032

CARAVANS See Mobile Homes CARD SHOPS

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning

Anne's Catering Service ….................950 592967 / 699 726993 Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 600032 Anne's Curry (delivered) ………...............................….677 242022 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 Elite Cuisine ....................................950 472567 / 610 994435 Chef@Home ………...............................................….637 761984 Food For Thought …………..................950 469403 / 617 577615 Hog Roasts ...............................................................671 851135

La Tienda (Los Gallardos) ........................................950 398896 Occasions (Mojácar Playa) .......................................950 478539 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com La Capilla Restaurant (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .......950 Marquee Hire ...........................................................671 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties ..........................618 Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600

479305 CHIROPRACTOR 851135 Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 920126 Paul Jensen ...............................................................950 460953 006032

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS

CATTERY

The Hilton Cattery .....................................................950 163489 Gill Ballard ……………………............................…….663 336655 Kareclif (Albox) .......................................................677 791165 Hilary Richards .......................................................662 932954 Tarot & Astrology .........................................................634 326672 CHILDREN & BABY Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Baby Rentals (Equipment Hire) ……...................…….699 648058 Bebebel (Hire)…........................................................661 575532 Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ............................661 751244 Estabelle (Albox) ……................................................666 689463 Face painting parties ..................................................680 124159 Funky Monkeys, Pre school Group (Mojácar) …….......……697 264179

Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 Jack in Albox ....................................652 580695 / 607 598457 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)..950 047026 / 671 608519 Lorraine’s Face Painting ....................950 064484 / 687 569113 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Mobility Matters (Hire) (Mojácar) ..............................950 615432 Play Area (Baza) ………...........................................695 859536 Swimlife (Baby swimming classes) ……...............…..687 318054 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………....................…661 575641 The Baby Hire Centre ..............................................615 806126

CLEANING SERVICES A1 Cleaning .............................................................666 340190 ACS Property Services (Vera).................................950 467832 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ..............950 064599 / 634 320990 Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 516955 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 469345 / 662 390453 Clean Team …………..............………950 930652 / 634 332502 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 Freshclean …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482 Keep It Clean Homecare (Mojácar area) ....................617 713465 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 North East South West ..........................................671 273335. Pepa Diaz (Mojácar) …......….……….950 472774 / 691 240494 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315 Vida Desierto (See p.2)................……..950 473183 / 610 867029

CLOTHING (Personalized) Pitako (Mojácar) ………..............................................950 615575 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................950 472662

COMPUTERS Advance Digital ........................................................616 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 Colin (Antas Computer Services) .........950 453622 / 627 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre .................................….950

506569 133059 717986 393689

CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Sammy Sweep ..........…............................…………..619 070839 Sooty & Sweep ...............950 121927 Emergency 666 223295

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 Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Computer Services (Dani) ........................................678 Wu Zhou (Mojácar) (See back cover).......................950 472145 Connexions (Turre) (See front cover).......................950 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 CHIROPODIST Don Robinson .........................................................646 Fit Feet (Ann-Marie) .................................................647 415848 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637 209607

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Casa Blanca Therapy Centre (Arboleas) ……..............950 439020 Chris Hargan (Hypnotherapy & Psychological Solns).950 069238 Diana Dudas (Reiki & reflexology)...........................663 397789 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Healing into Harmony Tarot / Holistic Therapies ........662 932954 Health Essentials (Alan Middup) .................................610 805777 Heaven Scent Holistics Urcal 663 923733 / Mojácar 950 475403 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Holistic Bodywork ....................................................634 326672 Janine Macauley (Holistic Therapy) .........................634 311935 Josephine Birt ………............................................…950 124834 Karin …….....................................................………..634 459950 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540

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

Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……..............................…667 979445 Lucy Lovejoy (Holistic Therapist) ...............................647 045919 Luz de Luna ................................................................637 469937 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Mary Beth Hazeldine (Hypnotherapist & Life Coach) ..661 671526 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 439205 Phoenix Hypnotherapy ..............................................900 808559 Reiki by Lynn …………......................950 472432 / 600 821871 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 851135 Sound & Voice Therapist …..................………………645 290728 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Tina Clarke ……….....................................................670 385923 Victoria Studios ........................................................634 459950

COURIER & EXPRESS DELIVERIES Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 390920 Nacex (Mojácar) ………..................................……….950 472940 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290

CRAFTS Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 Hecho a Mano (Vera) .............................................950 Serendipity (Albox) ................................................634 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662

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

COUNSELLING / HEALING Anna (Tarot) ………..........................................………670 897832 Be The Best You Can Be Life Coaching ...................686 929855

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950

CURRENCY Currencies Direct (Mojácar)

449121 120732 478989 478534 479444 132047

DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS Cambridge 800. (Ann) .............................................660 681166

Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS See also Sewing Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125

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Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 House of James …………..........................................649 503875 Pitako .............................................................................950 615 575 Soft Options .......................................968 111074 / 687 387092 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907

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

CYBERCAFES

DIGGER HIRE

Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 Choice Entertainment (Huércal-Overa) ……….....…..950 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 i-Cafebar (Huércal-Overa) …............…………………..950 La Tienda (Los Gallardos) ........................................950 Leon Cyber Café (Puerto Rey) ….….........................950 Proinfo 2005 S.L. (Mojácar) ……...............................950 Total Entertainment (Turre) .....950 468295 (Albox) 950 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……...........................950

121149 135039 479502 135039 398896 133460 475712 121318 615596

AA Mini diggers ........................................................608 523182 Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 809293 Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Andy Nash & Son ................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Antas Mini Diggers .............................950 069288 / 650 906114 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 914257 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 841750 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) ………….................................636 092632 Lubrin Plant Hire (Mini and Micro) .......950 592922 / 664 327898 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 DAMP PROOFING Ned ……..................................................................…687 845648 Damp Proofing Spain ........................958 656560 / 619 666363 Paco .................................................................................637 777 238 Southern Spain Damp Proofing Co. ..950 436430 / 950 436497 Terrazza El Pino (Los Marcelinos-Albox) ……………950 523762 Tropicana Mini Digger ………………650 906114 / 950 069288 DANCE ACADEMY Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 Beverley Foster .......................................................656 346109 Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545

DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS (Private)

DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) (See front cover).....950 390655 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 See us online at www.almeriafocus.com

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ELECTRICIANS

DOG GROOMING Anita (Mobile & Vets) ……………......................……662 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 IsaPeluCan (Turre) …………….................................667

344734 557123 897533 260938

A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 ACS Multi Services (Vera)........................................950 467832 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204 Anglo Electrical ........................................................671 948213 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 CD Electrical Services .........................662 414043 / 617 410534 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres ......................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352 José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569

Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 663616 Lulu’s (Albox) ......................................950 952940 / 697 569750 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734

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

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS Rod Bridges ……........................……..950 473035 / 687 261280

Peace of Mind 24/ 7 ............................................... 637 Rod Bridges (Domestic Appliances) ….687 261280 / 950 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 Vida Desierto (See p.2).................……950 473183 / 610 Williams Electrical (Andy)......................................…..677

974662 473035 660409 867029 741366

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

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

135039 738957 475110 121318 615596

ELECTRICAL GOODS Centro Ferretería Mojácar ...................................950 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 Economesticos La Juaida (Viator) ……………………..950

473111 390129 121069 460832 315560

Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 124159 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Bob Managment .......................................................666 310251 Brendan O'Dee .....................................................950 069101 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Captain Sunshine …..........................950 618034 / 669 214545 Catchlove Music (Varied styles duo)…..950 634402 / 678 397536 Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 Darren Antony (Vocalist) ......................................... 672 112933 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band .............................666 310251 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Good stand in drummer ............................................648 699733 Graham D.(Mobile) Karaoke ......................................662 480966 Infinity (Vocal duo & tributes) ..................................678 821330 J & J Music ........................................651 751629 / 950 459481 Jazz Flautist .............................................................634 326672 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 Johnny Slade (DJ Extraordinaire) ............................ 647 202599

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com JuJu Entertainment ..............................950 950797 / 697 462746 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Kev Moore .............................................................600 762856 Kim Allen .................................................................699 950257 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 374525 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 475268 Legend DJ (Ian) ………….....................................…634 313796

Spotlight entertainment / karaoke …..................……..664 540957 Steve King (Mobile DJ) .........................950 137177 / 680 272822 Sue Moretta ……............................…......................672 148730 The Eric Morecambes (60s & 70s Rock) .................634 368521 The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................950 069220 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Trio Chaos (Soft music)..............................................687 361440 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

ESTATE AGENTS 1st Call Spanish Homes (Vera) ………950 139912 / 661 143871 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 616 562447 A1 Property Listings ............................950 479517 / 627 027758 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Almeria Homes (Arboleas) ........................................950 523480 Almeria Murcia Select .......................950 466465 / 627 308176 Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947 Arboleas Property Sales .......................950 449647 / 637 909800 Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …....…958 003391 Arroyo Invest. & Prop. Serv. S.L. (Arboleas) 950 523553 / 697 423370 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 608 566104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 634 302801 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia .............................950 469592 / 697 640681

Mel J ……...........................................664111990 / 950 069101 Menta & Canela (Latin & Spanish) ....660 756672 / 645 886919 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Northern Lights Karaoke …...............................……..697 500673 Obsession Duo (female sax & guitarist) ...................693 796628 Ratatouilles .............................................................638 391975

Red (Female Vocalist) .............................................628 149340 Replay Duo ..............................................................950 124154 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Robin ....................................................................... 634 305187 Rocio Starry (Jazz & Soul) .........................................645 886919 Sabrina Lloyd .............................................................661 055440 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270

Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767 Find Me A Home (See p.3).................968 006171 / 636 266641 First Choice Almería ...............................................950 615561 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 ICASA (Country Properties) ……..........……………….687 214718 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 INMOjácar (Mojácar) .................................................950 472930 K7 Mojácar (See p.19) ...........................................950 478555 Kevinspain .................….......................950 064464 / 626 390627 Lifestyle Homes (Turre) ............................................950 618714

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ...................950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ..............................950 133508 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …………968 419360 / 628 147408 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Olive Property Sales (Bédar).............950 469624 / 687 938466 Oliver Group Estate Agents (Albox) ……....………………950 121 960 PNI (Albox) ……..............…................950 121201 / 678 421078 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.23)..........950 478915

Realtors (Mojácar) ....................................................950 092094 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...............950 432157 / 639 976192 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .............950 092291 / 647 901478 Seacor (Mojácar) ……………............…950 472880 / 634 367448 Sol Mar (Albox) ..................................950 064584 / 654 590258 Spain Assured ...................................950 469622 / 644 126582 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ............958 003391 / 606 281865 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)(See p.48/49) 950 615388

Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Homes ......................................................950 478834 MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132965 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 My Spanish Home ….........…………..........................618 539500 Netforce .............................................. 646 042729 / 667 799796

New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ............................…..950 618209 New One Stop (Mojácar) ………..............................950 473040 This 'N' That (Baza) ……...........................................…655 149521

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Todosol Hills (Aguilas) .........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Forward A Dress (Albox) …………............……………637 546738 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) ...............................................950 528440 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) (See p.31).........950 472430 / 610 053563 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 Indalo Urban Outlet (El Real) ……….................…….950 459267 Indole (Mojácar Playa) …...............…..950 615599 / 950 450107 Liz Fashion Accessories (Mojácar) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Manumaga (Mojacar Playa) …………..........................659 884479 Modern Times (Mojácar Playa) …..........…………….950 475207 Party Plan Fashions …………..............……………….659 185039 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Simply The Best (Albox) …………..............................659 185039 Wailaky (Alfoquía) ……........................................….634 896975

FENCING Chain Link Almanzora ………...................................697 801875 Gary Lloyd .................................................................647 006172

FINANCIAL SERVICES See also Insurance and Funeral Insurance AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 705502 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ……...…950 478914 / 626 916443 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ...................................950 478617 Grupo Platinum Estates ....................666 687251 / 950 889853 VIP Almería (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472524 / 617 587903 Kennedy Financial Services ....................................678 035992 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Lloyd’s Bank International (Mazarron) .....................902 024365 Totus Wealth Management ...............…950 064567 / 686 509247 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078 VFS Europe (Peter Danniells) …..............................950 478617

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

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

FISH & CHIPS WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..…........678 321111 / 950 467336 Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 535836 The Chippy (Vera).....................................................663 440329 EVENT MANAGEMENT Zak’s Plaice (Garrucha) .........................................950 133193 JuJu Entertainment .................................950 950797 / 697 462746

EXCURSIONS 4 x 4 Off Road Events ………….................………630 Almeriaspanish ........................................................608 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...........……617 637359 / 950 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ………...……………..678

211453 638403 760389 450343 838547

FABRICS Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) …….................……627 251856

FASHION

FISHING American Store (Mojácar Playa) …............…………..606 991558 Charlotte’s Island Secrets ........................................600 691685 Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar, Garrucha) ……… 634 352873 Donna’s Boutique (Turre) (See p.9)...........................677 542931 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid &Graham)………. 647 020929 / 647 803030 Tell them you found it in The Focus!

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 FITNESS CENTRES Alison .....................................................................637 465487 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Super Corner (Turre)..................................................637 Debbie James (Arboleas)............................................687 619239 Entrenador Personal I.F.B.B. …….....................……..676 871950 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Indigo Gym (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 475 403

036408 135222 482694 016107

The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791

FOOD SUPPLIERS Food4 .............................................................618875394 Fresh Herbs ............................................................695 941724 Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) ........................617 719913 King’s Foods ...........................................................606 437683 Nuline Dance (Turre) ..............................................660 472334 FUNCTION VENUES Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 Desert Springs Resort .......................950 548420 / 618 609978 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 The New Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) ……......................950 475198 X-Tone (Piano Bar, Turre) ........................................664 550661 La Capilla (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .........................950 479305 Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 418954 FLOORING (Wooden) Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 The Palms (Urcal) ……….......................................….950 134333

FUNERAL COMPANIES

FLORISTS

Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 479496 CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….....................................617 456335 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) ........................................950 478102 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211

FLY SCREENS Andalucian Glass C.B. ................…………630 231644 / 636 838484 Armadillo …......................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 000700 Coopermatic Fly Spray ............................................950 390964 Curtains with Style (See p.21).........950 069032 / 678 811125 Elper Alutol S.L. …………….................................…..639 212220 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ………950 459060 / 649 482677 Mosqueetos Hate Us ……….............…687 271809 / 677 109029 MozziScreens ..............................................................677 604497 Sol Shaders S.L. ................................627 907207 / 634 319882 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032 The Bug Busters ................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 159249 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. ......................…….950 473104 We Fit .................................................................…660 052051

FOOD SHOPS 24hr British Supermarket (Mojácar Playa) ……………661 Chillout (Arboleas) ………………................................697 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600

FUNERAL INSURANCE ASSSA (Vera) (See p.15).....................................…950 392487 Avalon Europe S.L. .................................................966 799070 Iberian Funeral Plans (Alicante) ………...…………….965 993498

FURNITURE PACKAGES

Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..............950 132458 / 617 575093 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. (Antas) ..950 459017

159089 FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE 243181 Andinas (Antas, El Real) ...........................................950 459128 439801 Antiques Palaces (La Concepción) ......664 619819 / 686 697665 707606 Artekit ........................(Vera) 950 390524, (Almería) 950 087100

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Artisanos (Antas) …...…….......................................…696 431510 Casa Nativa (Valle del Este) …….............................629 624286 La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Martin & Leah Hurst, Casa Piña (Turre) ......................652 299576 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ....................950 104272 / 670 845498 Soluciones Rusticas (Carboneras) …950 364835 / 646 821821 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….................……950 450422

FURNITURE SHOPS Casas Nativa (Valle del Este) ..................................629 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678

624286 633288 344565 083491

Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Iron Art (Antas Real) ..........................................….637 259033 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 Linen & Bed Store (Mojácar Playa) .........................627 251856 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. (Antas) ..950 459017 Rincón Del Mimbre .Vera) ........950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...................................................673 088476 Tronco Mueble (Albox) ..............................................950 120992 Unicraft (Upholstery) (See p.11)................................692 176069

Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Eco Gardens ……….....................…..950 523215 / 628 661075 Eden Landscapes ...................................................950 634463 Elizabeth Eccles (Landscape gardener) .950 525790 / 637 546697 Gardens 4 U .....................................627 968434 / 687 629819 Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Shed Man ..............................950 069763 / 667 238273 Garden Works (Landscaping)......................................666 847583 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. …….................................651 704916 Ground Cover .............................................................627 308451 Iron Art (Garden Furniture) Antas .........................…..637 259033

Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 178427 L & M Landscapes ...........................671 608503 / 670 409538 Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 819407 Lasting Impressions …....................................………661 985319 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Magic Garden (Albox) ….........................................…680 496899 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Peter Williams .........................................................672 732385 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294

Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Spanish Sheds ..........................................................868 931841 Terrazza El Pino (Los Marcelinos /Albox) …………950 523762 The Green Man .........................................................648 514323 Vida Desierto Landscaping (See p.2)...950 473183 / 610 867029

GARAGE DOORS see Windows & Doors GARDENS 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 618320 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting) .........628 408197 Andy Nash & Son .................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Alan Barker ...........................................950 450174 / 600 268176

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HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Smith Plumbing S.L (Spanish Authorised)...................950 468041 Affinity Beauty Treatments (Arboleas/Turre) .............678 992093 Alkemi Holistics .........................................................950 132342 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .......................................670 094722 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………….950 439043 / 686 400331 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 Barberia, Just for Him & Her (Albox) …...................950 121346 Beauty Basics (Hair & Beauty Supplies) .950 467616 / 666 711 473 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty by Sharon (Emporium, Mojácar) ...................687 389925. Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Bizstores (Hair & Beauty Supplies) ...........................627 747296 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) (See p.60).....950 473159 GLASS CURTAINS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677 Boost Immune System ..............................................950 066181 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032 Cambridge 800. (Ann) .............................................660 681166 Carellena Beauty Room (La Paratá) .......................617 882689 GLAZING (Supply & Repair) Chemical Free Natural Skin Care Products ...............686 929855 Advanced Window Solutions ....................................610 924160 Clive, Barber (Albox) ........................................................950 121 927 Andalucian Glass C.B. ...................…630 231644 / 636 838484 Colores Peluquería Unisex .......................................665 540201 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

GOLD BUYERS The Gold Buying Centre (Mojácar) ..........................637 226973

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

549869 479176 599115 548240 133230 398743

Day Spa (Desert Springs) …..........................……….610 944494 Diva’s Hair & Beauty(Garrucha) .......950 133449 / 652 094911 The Full Swing (Antas)...........................950 459009 / 647 626079 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) .........................950 472790 GOLF HOLIDAYS Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Emerald Golf Breaks (Mojácar) 610 526351 / UK 0044 (0) 7865 990578 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................673 943705 Sunshine Fairway Golf Breaks ................................634 311316 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Favola (Las Buganvillas) ..........................................675 622216 GOLF TUITION Francisco (Marina Golf) ...............................................950 133235 Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 479176 Jesús (Macenas Golf) ……........................................687 187682 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 526671 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676 256923

GOLF EQUIPMENT

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

574145 704916 259033 206729

GUTTERING

Advanced Window Solutions ....................................610 924160 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) .......................950 132765 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ......…950 459060 / 649 482677 Francesca Herman (Mojácar) (See p.6)...................687 480694

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Gents Hairdresser .................................................. 600 070075 Glow Beauty Centre (Albox) .....................................950 104549 Hair Design Mojácar ......................950 475452 / 666 299714 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Indigo Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar)....................950 475403 Jackie Miles Kirby (Allergy Testing & Remedial Therapist) 634 331798 Jax Hair & Beauty (Albox) …..................………………645 560367 JD Hair Design (Albox) …...........................................645 560367 Kangal Fish Spa (Las Buganvillas) ......950 049752 / 633 841087 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 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Lia (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................………………663 442407 Maggiestyle (Haircare)(Albox) ..............634 314549 / 646 774536 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) 950 615593 / 697 421672 Med Aesthetics ..........................................................965 326082 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .....................950 618129 Phoebe (at Pampered) ...............................................662 573939

Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 961645 Wavelengths (Albox) ………….................................…950 120309 Wendee’s (La Alfoquía) ............................................950 449133

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

HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 ACS (Vera)...................................................................950 Andrew Morrison (Econo-Heat)..................................627 Barry & Graham (oil heating) ………........................620 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634

618893 467832 250204 112193 312171

HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 Hierbabuena (Aguilas) ……........................................968 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ................................950 Natural-ES (Mojácar) ..............................................950

Retreat (Health & Beauty) ………......................……..950 634562 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261 S J Mobile Spray Tanning ................................................634 355 956 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Strictly Hair (Albox) ……...........................................950 439717 Styles (Turre) ………............................................….644 496198 Susana (Alkemi) …………….................950 132342 / 687 712318 Tawas Crystal Deodorant Stones ...................659189037 The Hair Scene (Unisex) (Mojácar) ...........................950 478625 The Spanish Beauty Club ……………........................637 149659

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 INSURANCE Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 Abbeygate Insurance ....................……………………..902 877728 Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Mobility Matters, Baby & Mobility Hire (Mojácar) .......950 615432 Nursery Hire (San Juan de los Terreros) ….666 255765 / 950 466472 The Baby Hire Centre ................................................615 806126

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

HOME CARERS see also Nursing Almería Angels ..........................................................902 Cooking, cleaning, care (Mojacar) ...........................678 Delbelle ……………....................................................693 Helping Hands ......................................................... 648 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 Louise, personal carer ...............................................680 NightinGails ..........................................693 769079 / 617 Pia Assisted Living ..............................664 804357 / 950

026468 098451 796937 Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 523553 / 697 423370 533962 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.15)....…………………950 392487 862160 124159 862160 468176

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

241878 337872 724521 243561 838547 239696 Axa ..................................................950 478763 / 609 667333

HOTELS

Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Cala Real (Aguilas) ..........................................968 414562 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ……......................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ............................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Rural Azabache (Arboleas)....................................615 654093 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 Hotel Valhalla (Carboneras) ......................................950 130444 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Vera Hotel .................................................................950 393008

HOUSE & PET SITTING Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Louise ....................................................................... 680 124159 Catalana Occidente (English speaking) (Palomares).....950 618054 HOUSEHOLD GOODS Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 479487 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676 308217 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Easy Insurance (Lucainena de las Torres) .................950 066276 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ………………….952 476090 García & Trinidad (Albox) ……............................……950 120340 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806 908 Halifax (Vera) .......................................950 392061 / 657 660234 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) (See p.11) .902 105499 Knight Insurance (Albox) ….......................................950 121943 Knight Insurance Brokers ...........................................902 282820 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 NRG Insurance ……...........................950 472057 / 607 478408

Maureen ...............................................950 523853 / 678 403899 Melissa .....................................................................677 146592 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 625 540769 Paul Jessop (Aguilas) .............................................626 421623 Real Almería Translations ………....….950 398820 / 662 390453 S.O.S Translations …................................................651 500670 Simply Solved ………............................................….617 882689 Sol y Mar Services (Albox) ….....…….950 064584 / 654 590258 Solutions Almería ......................................................687 632435 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Tina Clarke ……….......................................... ..........670 385923 Tom Jones .................................................................608 721334 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

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

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

JEWELLERS / JEWELLERY Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 Sol Insure ……….........................................………..950 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ……......................….950 Victoria Insurance (See front cover)................………950

590258 472098 064682 475241

INTERIOR DESIGN Evie Fox-Rayner .......................................................628 816896 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ..........950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818

INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS

Donna’s Boutique (See p.13)......................................677 542931 Franksjewellery (Los Gallardos) ........677 399345 / 950 617570 Indalo Art ................................................................ 950 460814 Indole (Mojácar Playa) ……………….950 615599 / 950 450107 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ...........................................950 460636 Joyerias Vasary (Mojácar Playa) ……........…………….950 473164 La Luna (Garrucha) ....................................................950 132543

KENNELS Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 087966 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 564640 Five Bone Hotel ........................................................630 234556 Home from Home ……..............................................677 382713 K9 .......................................................950 168015 / 600 251464 My Place or Yours ....................................................607 554984 Palomino Kennels & Cattery …………….............……..950 067051 Paws*A*While (Fines) …….....................................…696 562662 The Kennels (Huercal Overa) ................................950 168508 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas) ….650 211952

Alpha Interpreting and Translation .....950 133508 / 627 670255 Andrés Mojácar) .....................................................679 932632 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) .............................606 198958 As You Would Say (Mojacar) ......................................678 098451 Bureaucracy Busters ................................................650 284862 KEY CUTTING C.A.T. Services ...................................607 827606 / 627 635514 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 828560 Cristina ……................................................. ......…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………................................ ............627 376953 Danika Edwards ............................................ ............647 258828 Danielle …………………........................... .. ...……..654 563116 Donna (Turre) ............................................. ......... ...678 203143 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Interpretes Almeria .................................... ..............650 623113 Joanne Tissington ……………...................... ..............637 267150 Kathryn Jones ............................................ .............629 931125 Kelly …..............................................……… ………..634 315531 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .. ...........609 781438 Leticia ……….................................................. ........…950 615566 KITCHENS Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) ............... ........... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Artizan (Vera) (See p.17)...................…950 390635 / 661 985310 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036

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

LANDSCAPING Andy Nash & Son .................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Elizabeth Eccles (Landscape gardener) .950 525790 / 637 546697

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

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

LAUNDRIES City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 La Mar de Blanco .....................................(Garrucha) 950 Lavanderia Los Arcos ...............................................950

390255 414327 132657 460094 478359

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 Bureaucracy Busters ..................................................650 CG Legal (Mojácar Playa) ...................950 472057 / 670

Amigos 10 Pin Bowling (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........950 Clay Busters (La Concepción) ..…….617 072764 / 686 Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) ..................………..619 Ozone Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902

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English Wills Spain …......................…..950 439192 / 607 646027 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ..................................950 478420 Gecko Business Services …..........................………617 611140 Help with Papers (Mojacar) .......................................634 369399 Heritance Wills .........................................................660 887723 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……….950 169729 / 663 297568 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Gill’s English Bedlinen (Mojácar) ............................950 472835 Lee (Arboleas) …………………....................................636 092632 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) ………............…….627 251856 Levante Logs ............................................................670 243724 Log-On-Tommy ……............................................……619 070839 LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR Ann Summers Party Organiser ..................................617 410534 Logs for Sale ..............................................................687 314775 Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 121909 Phil (Arboleas) ………………….....................................649 509453 Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 132253 Potty Finca Services .........................950 163930 / 616 855294 Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 Lunas (Turre) ………................................................661 Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ....................................650 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .....................950

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

676833 MARBLE FABRICATIONS 642341 Tabika (Vera) .....................................950 390110 / 950 826829 METAL WORK 135742 Ali ...........................................................................660 618129 Angel Welding …………............................................610 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 306269 Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 987885 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 828560 Iron Art, Antas ...............................................…..…..637 243181 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 949213 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 The Metal Works ................................950 930520 / 638

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Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................……………..697 243181

LOGS FOR SALE

Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 127535 MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) …...............….630 356095 / 616 044719 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Hispavan caravans & motorhomes .....950 047033 / 687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

MOBILE PHONES See Telecommunications MOBILITY SERVICES Mobility Matters (Mojácar) ............................................950 615432

NURSING see also Home Carers Almería Angels ..........................................................902 ATS District Nurse ……………...................................662 Delbelle …………….................................................…693 Helping Hands ........................................................ 648 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 NightinGails .........................................693 769079 / 617 Pia Assisted Living .............................664 804357 / 950

026468 277845 796937 533962 862160 862160 468176

OFFICE SUPPLIES & STATIONERY Oficenter (Mojácar Playa) ……………..................……950 615327

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

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

390427 478617 687251 033903 612451 554984

Natural Optics (Garrucha) ............................................950 133921 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 D Perez Motor (Antas) ...............................................950 069022 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 685550 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) .......................617 637359 / 950 450343 Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …....................................….950 472783 Max RPM (Albox) .................................................….607 603380 OSTEOPATHS Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 133033 Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 352259 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 938352 Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385

MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS

Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ) .................................950 132765 MOUNTAIN BIKING Mountain Biking Spain …............……637 831509 / 661 178656 John Morgan (Mojácar & Arboleas).......666 157942 / 647 203652 The Bike Shop (Turre) ....................950 468346 / 608 523182 PAINTING & DECORATING ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Achim Lob ................................................................678 997361 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker ....................................................950 450174 / 600 2681766 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Berben ......................................................................658 087966 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166

Estabelle (Albox) ........................................................666 689463 Horse & Dog sitting …………..............................……607 554984 InterZoo (Vera) .......................................................950 390075 LittleZoo (Bird Sales) …….....................…………………647 379795 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) ….................……….667 562872 Pet Mates Pet transportation ...................................950 168508 Pets R Us (Las Buganvillas) ....................................950 133560 Pet Sitting in Your Home …………...........................…….637 061482 Rovers Return (Courier Service) ………....................617 588547 Tomasin (Aguilas) ……..............................................968 413972 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 White Van Man Pet Transport ....................................634 779231

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Day’s Painting Services ..............................................634 365553 Eurodec …….........................................................…667 238273 Euro Painters Spain …………….......................………677 557190 Futura España .........................................................950 615338 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Metalwork Painting ………………………699 246932 / 659 185039 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Paint Magic ..............................................................617 904774

20seven photography ................................................633 773563 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Indigo Photography ...................................................637 974793 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 272822 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 045911 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 The Image Suite …….............................…........................647 918 848

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

244730 331798 516247 741564

PIANO TUNER Terry …...................................................................…662 517106

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

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

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PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures

PEST CONTROL

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

PETS Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 Arc Angel Services (Pet Minding) ….….950 469655 / 634 325185 Ashlove's Pet House (Mojácar Playa) ….….............…950 473233 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ...................................658 087966 Dog & Cat Sitter Service ………………….950 067943 / 676 389592

Blanco Rossi (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 472682 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ............................................................950 468425 El Ángel (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) .......................................950 478846 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …............................……950 398799 Felipe San Bernabé ….......................……………….950 475966 Góndola (Garrucha) ................................................950 133928 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)...........….950 478098 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) (See next page)...........950 472928 Mojo Picon (Mojácar Playa) ................950 472995 / 634 899515 Napoli (Mojácar Pueblo) ..........................................950 472976 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) ............................... .......950 615100 Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …........................................968 447862

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar) .......................................950 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) .....................................950 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz (Turre) ….........…….950 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) ..........................................950 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ......................................950 Pizzería Roma (Mojácar Playa) ...............................663 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...............................950 Samz (Los Gallardos) ..............................................950

478517 472809 479646 132305 478308 303438 478401 398981

PLUMBING 24hr Casaserve ...........................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….616 888058 / 662 342669 ACS Multi Services (Vera)........................................950 467832 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Ashley Reliable Plumbing (Albox area)......................610 052407 Barry & Graham …................………........................620 112193 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE

Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 968 969962 Cosy Casa Plumbing (Albox) ……............................950 425049 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Knowles & Abbott …….........................950 137197 / 606 807797 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041 Vida Desierto Plumbing .......................610 867029 / 950 473183

POOL COVERS Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ……….......................…….667 652888 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Enclose My Pool ..................................673 414362 / 670 510097

1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 All in One (Pool Maintenance) ……….950 452855 / 656 388283 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 Cactus Prop.Management (Pool Cleaning) .663 053502 / 692 460393 Clearwater Pools (Maintenance) ................................950 430968 D & J Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418 DP (Maintenance) .....................................................678 490641 Ever Clear Pools …..............................................….678 850279 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 470778 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 Hidro-Sport S.L. (Pebbletec) .................................…950 581407 Indalo Pools .........................................950 472764 / 677 403397 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Outdoor Leisure ………......................950 633149 / 661 148998 Passion 4 pools (Maintenance) ........950 466396 / 663 641044 Pedro Suarez S.L. .....................................................950 478786

Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bedar) ..........................637 915898 Pool Chemicals ..........................................................691 183106 Pool Medics …………….................................……….634 353525 Pool Solar Heating ………........................................…607 646158 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Simon Barker ............................................................637 247745 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Tanby Piscinas ............………….............950 618782 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …..................….950 475241 Triton Pool Maintenance (Bedar area) .......................666 103987 Tropicana Pools (Antas) .......................950 069288 / 650 906114 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582 Vida Desierto (See p.2)........................950 473183 / 610 867029

24hr Casaserve ................................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 ACS Property Services (Vera).................................950 467832 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 Jasmine Construction C.B ..........................................659 185189 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 S.M.S. Building Maintenance ……………950 930536 / 634 306690 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .....................950 473183 / 610 867029

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS

POSTAL SERVICES Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquia) ..............950 634388 / 627 635514 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..663 302740 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 390920

2Be Property Solutions (Huércal Overa)..950 616516 / 659136399 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almanzora Valley Rentals ………................................666 729524 Almería Property Services .....................950 060135 / 660 734323 Almeria Rentals ................................ 650 764623 / 648 523073 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) …...............950 619227 / 626 578164 Arroyo Invest. & Prop. Serv. S.L. (Arboleas) 950 523553 / 697 423370 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) …………......................….950 478643 Cactus Property Management .............663 053502 / 692 460393 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631

Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 654 590258 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN A1 Cheapest Print ….....................................………622 493499 Arc Angel Services (Leaflets & Distribution) .950 469655 / 634 325185 Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 620799 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Impresiones Directas (Albox) ………………950 430291 / 647 647926 Freelance Designers Spain ............... 950 092291 / 627 817936 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 390920 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Portilla Graficas ................................ 950 591900 / 605 162709 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover) ..........950 133492 Racing Color S.L. (Antas) …................................…..950 459156 Sign Works (Baza)........................................................646 359837

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Elite Property Services ............................................697 532323 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Homes & Beyond .....................................................618 864278 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Jane Nicholson (Rentals) …...........….........................664 224815 KJ Property Maintenance (Albox /Arboleas) 608 625675 / 950 449647 Key Holdings ..........................................950 069121 / 605 376873 Loufa S.L.(Mojácar Pueblo) …..........................……..950 472773 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .................950 478832 / 670 650872 Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000

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Mojácar Long Term Rentals …........................………950 478383 Mojácar Property Maintenance & Decorators ………..649 304441 Netforce .............................................. 646 042729 / 667 799796 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ................950 475800 / 607 146352 Noble Services ...................................................... 692 188200 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) ............................950 478915

Total Security Management .....................................665 017950 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052

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

Rapid Rentals .....................................677 695087 / 950 104266 Real Services (Mojacar) .............................................950 475779 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...............950 432157 / 639 976192 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Rentmeahome (See p.3).......................968 006171 / 629 946085 RLT Properties .....................................950 069593 / 607 017015 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .............950 092291 / 647 901478 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562 Stoney's Property Services ………........671 896391 / 634 678651 Sunflower Homes (Garrucha) …................…...............950 165571 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 759053 PROPERTY VALUATIONS The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 475241 Philip Chesler (Chartered Valuer) …................………687 814369

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RESTAURANTS

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS

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BayRadio (89.0 & 91.5)........................950 479090 / 699 346877 Cadena Ser Levante (Spanish, local and national) ....950 615006 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864 Plusfm ……….................................….609 818283 / 617 528121 Smooth FM online ...............................627 767254 / 634 357868 Spectrum FM (90.8) ..................….............................950 615142 Valle Radio (98.8 inland & 89.6 coast) ........................950 633167

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 REFRIGERATION MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 La Vía ........................................................................646 430496 Thermotech …………….....................…950 069637 / 699 856372 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946

Albox

REMOVALS & STORAGE See also Van & Man Hire A2B Removals (Spain/UK) …...........................……..634 249787 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ……...........…………..600 225 929 Countdown Removals (UK/Spain/UK) ..................…678 855994 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183

Bistro Rojo ..............................................................634 Club de Tenis …….....................................…………..667 El Gallego ...........................................950 120590 / 615 La Cena ……........................................……………….950 La Parrilla ................................................................950 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 Syedpur (Indian) ….....................................................950 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639

376674 671578 717978 430930 430024 430145 120606 231507

Antas Asador Gloria …..............................…...950 453150 / 625 Cortijo Carlotta ......................................950 619226 / 638 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950

668613 549646 459081 453048

Arboleas El Mirador …………….............................................…678 160806 Hostal Meson ……….............................950 430137 / 635 612738 Hotel Rural Azabache .......................................615 654093 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213

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

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

Cortijo Grande Casa Los Pinos ……......................…..950 468236 / 619 136877

Cucador La Vida

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

Desert Springs Resort J & B Removals (Albox) …......…………625 692273 / 616 888058 James & Son Removals, Storage & Pet Transportation .651 519307 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 Orange Box ...........................................................610 887757 Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234

El Chiringuito Pool Bar ………................................…678 746706 El Torrente Restaurant …....................................……637 861590 The Crocodile Club ...................................................678 746706

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

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

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

Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 460588 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 133154

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133928 949392 711997 460604 617131

Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 473099 Blue Lagoon ........................................................…..600 829518 Burladero ...................................................................950 615041 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 Casablanca ...............................................................950 472474 Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 472924 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 El Albir .....................................................................670 500843 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Gaucho ................................................................950 478846 El Olivo .....................................................................950 472543 El Picoteo ................................................................605 926956 El Refugio (Mexican) ……….............................……..950 615487 Eudoxia (Greek) ……….................................………. 663 314445

Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 133043 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950 133193

La Alfoquía Beccy’s Bar La Unión .................................................950 634533 El Local ……………….............................................….633 684855

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

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

Limaria

Felipe San Bernabé ….......................……………….950 475966 Welcome Stranger …........................………...........….950 432719 Fantasia ....................................................................950 475127 Imperial (Italian) (See front cover)............................950 478098 Los Castaños Cortijo Las Piezas ........................……..950 951498 / 634 780943 Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Karma (Indian) (See back cover)..........950 615231 / 600 483614 Los Gallardos La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 Apolo ……...................................................…………..600 495182 La Cabaña (See p.95)..................................................950 615179 La Cumbre ...................................... 950 888126 / 629 030438 Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 810143 Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 506869

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

Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo Al Punto (Brazilian) ..................................................950 Arriba ...............................................950 615591 / 634 Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 Azeefa (Indian) ....................................………………950 Badgers ...................................................................950 Bay Bistro (formerly Shamrock) ..............................950

475899 347256 472951 475742 478525 450199

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com La Cantina .................................................................950 478841 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Parata (See p.6)..............................................…950 478186 Le Comptoir de la Crêpe ...........................................950 472942 l'incanto (Italian) .......................................................950 472224 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 437131 Meson de Perico ....................................................950 615582 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ..............................950 472002 Mojo’s ..............................................950 615230 / 667 959413 Mojo Picón .........................................950 472995 / 634 896515 Neptuno (See p.7).....................................................616 005387 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ........................................950 615151 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Pizzería Roma (Mojácar Playa) ...............................663 303438 Playa Blanca (See p.25)..............................................950 473001 Posada del Candil, Hostal La Parata .....950 472670 / 637 733272

The New Kimrick .......................................................950 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 Toscana (Italian)......................................................950 Viva .........................................................................637

475198 478651 472907 270594

Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Napoli (Italian) ..........................................................950 472976 Pulcinella (Italian) ......................................................950 478401 Restaurante Aires del Sur ....................606 061811 / 950 478014 Restaurante Mamabel's ....................... 663 700542 / 950 472448 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625 103672

Palomares Oasis Bar & Restaurant ...............................................950 888476

Partaloa Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….671 608498

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

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

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

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

Turre

Ramo del Limón ......................................................950 472659 Chili ...........................................................................950 468425 Restaurante Mediterráneo .........................................950 472268 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 Sal Marina ...............................................................950 472405 La Estancia (Argentinean) ….............654 562449 / 695 167831

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

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

Vera Playa El Balconcito .............................................................635 En Fu ……............................................................…950 La Buena Mesa ……………................950 467222 / 610 La Pampa (Argentinean Grill) ……….950 397702 / 671 Lua (Italian) ...............................................................950 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950

589909 467839 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)...........................665 258680 356387 SATELLITE TV 653116 ABC (A Better Climate) ........................647 247494 / 950 618893 478202 467682

Villaricos El Mar La Mar ............................................................950 467030 La Esperanza ............................................................625 737025 Los Angeles ..............................................................699 010705

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

RETIREMENT HOMES Pia Assisted Living .............................664 804357 / 950 468176

RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …....950 459060 / 649 482677 ACS Multi Services (Vera)........................................950 467832

ROOFING Alan ……...........................................….950 450347 / 600 268176 Gary Lloyd .................................................................647 006172

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

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Cuevasat ...........................................950 523740 / 628 153340 dmatch digital services SL (See p.5) 950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa-digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102

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ENCLOSURES

Enclose My Pool ...............................673 411362 / 670 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ………......677 114576 / 695 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …….950 459060 / 649 Screenmasters .........................……..680 777789 / 677

510097 118960 482677 152911

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle) Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 Grafitec Signs ………................................................687 Ian (Hand Painted) …………….....................………..634 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 Portilla Graficas .......................................................605

620799 953722 313796 162709 162709

SKIN TREATMENTS

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

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

SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy d match digital services (See p.5) ...........................950 472947 HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 The Patio People ………….......................................610 345011 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ...........................609 888549 / 950 468230 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 351324 Hispavan Solar .................................950 047033 / 687 845730 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 139568 SCHOOLS See Tuition Spanish Solar ….........................……950 069640 / 649 259305

SCUBA DIVING

SOLICITORS

Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 SECOND HAND Canton & Prieto (Garrucha) …………..647 049550 / 950 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 344565 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 Designer Thrift (Albox) ...........................................950 064576 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 Second Hand Furniture (Mojácar Playa) …………….600 268176 Second Time Around (Albox) .......................................950 431871 The Fundraiser (Turre) ............................................664 620288 Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968 Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 Molasub (Villaricos) ............................950 467572 / 675 SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669

493215 049229 321404 040963

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 Lymasur (Vera) ……..........................950 390732 / 609 Septic Tanks Cleaned ……….....................…………..675

088966 768587 366355 442695 838808

SEWING Aldana (Dressmaking/Alterations) …..........………….658 588439 Alice .........................................................................666 617037 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 056788 Coser y Planchar (Zoco Centre, Mojácar Playa) ….680 163780 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 503875 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 273335 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 479278 Shandmade (knit & sew to order) .................................630 833873 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626 319907

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SWEET SHOPS Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 La Vida Dulce Sweet shop (Albox) .........................671 851135 M ‘n M Olde English Sweetshop (Markets) ...............634 315534

TAKEAWAYS See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish & Chips & Pizzerias Azeefa (Indian, Mojácar Playa) ..................................950 475742 Cornish Pride (Albox) ….....................................………634 920434 Karma (Indian, Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 475788 Mojo Picón (Pizzas, Mojácar Playa)......950 472995 / 634 896515 Taj (Indian, Turre) ........................................................950 479607 Wok Buffet Asiático de Fa (Puerto Rey)......................677 778587 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193

Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 617017 Javier Loustau (Mojácar) .........................................950 475086 José Francisco López Molina ...............950 133607 / 635 189986 Miguel Angel Rojas Benitez .......................................950 615404 TATTOO ARTISTS Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282 Tattoo Borneo (Garrucha) ……..............................…950 463452 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038 TAXIS (Legal)

Levante Area Taxis (Mojácar, Turre, Los Gallardos, Bédar, Garrucha, SPAS Hispavan Caldera Spas ....................950 047033 / 687 845730 Vera, Cuevas, Antas) ............................................950 226161 Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .........................................950 472845 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING Outdoor Leisure ………....................…950 633149 / 661 148998

SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE Debbie James ..........................................................687 619239 Ray Daniel ……...................………...........................617 741564

STAINED GLASS Janet Broady ….............................…..950 130627 / 628 809027 Keith ……………….................................................…..625 167081

STATIONERY SHOPS Oficenter (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 615327

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

SURVEYORS Philip Chesler (Chartered surveyor) ……….................687 814369 Property Inspection Report (D. González) .686 846624 / 950 393530 Sapphire Surveyors ………...................950 064725 / 671 208782

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Albox-Online ………..............................…………….950 091111 AlmeriNet-Cheap Calls .........................950 479517 / 627 027758 Euphony Mojacar .........................................................677 146592 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Indalphone ...............................(Mojácar) 950 475784 / 622 455 608 Indalphone ...........................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 La Tienda (Los Gallardos) ........................................950 398896 Next ..........................................................................950 479369 PK Phones (Las Buganvillas) (See back cover).........634 377667

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Servcom (Turre) ........................................................902 023268 Telitec Connections S.L. ..............……902 889070 / 965 743473 WiFi Internet .............................................................950 615156

TILING & PATIO WORK

Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre .........................950 615489 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Espanglish .........................................950 390037 / 950 392876 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Graham, Diving Instructor .........................................630 266261 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Jane Catchlove (Piano/keyboards/violin A.R.C.M) ...950 634402 Jose (Spanish Lessons) ..........................................667 303376 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)..950 047026 / 671 608519 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Leticia (Spanish Conversation) ……......................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Native Spanish Tuition ...............................................661 654812 Penny Baltrus (Piano) ...............................................662 517106 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Piano tuition. Terry Peace (Limaria/Albox.) ...............868 931815 Professional Writing Services …..........………………..662 067490 Sam Catchlove (Professional drum/latin percussion) ..950 634402 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 Singing Lessons (Garrucha area) .......950 460511 / 667 275614 Tennis Coach (Diego Rodriguez) ........950 393851 / 607 021280 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Urmila’s Blogging Circle (Mojácar) .........................618 211968 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Alan the Builder .......................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 Arboleas Paving ……………...............................…….636 092632 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 TV & AUDIO REPAIRS Robin ..........................................................................634 305187 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Steve Holman .......................................................... 697 678708 Seth Pittham (Zurgena).......................950 449208 / 666 826886 Vida Desierto (See p.2)...................…950 473183 / 610 867029 UNIFORMS Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298 Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................950 472662 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 Tanks in Spain (tank trips) ..............950 527003 / 663 758113 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

UPHOLSTERY

Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ...............950 064 599 / 634 320990 Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315 Unicraft (Upholstery) (See p.11)...................................692 176069

TRANSLATING see Interpreters TRAVEL Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) …………................950 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 Ferri Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 Mojácar Tours (Mojácar Playa) ..........................…..950 Thomas Cook Holidays (Roquetas) ...........................950 Viajes Yedra Tours (Aguilas) ...................................968 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................968 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950

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VAN & MAN HIRE See also Removals & Storage

TUITION A-A Cargo …………...........................950 064778 / 634 337185 Alpha Spanish Tuition .......................950 133508 / 627 670255 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ……...........…………..600 225 929 Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ...........678 490639 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 See us online at www.almeriafocus.com

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Justin ……….........................................................….627 907207 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682 White Van Man (Paul) ...............................................634 779231

VEHICLE IMPORTATION Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Fernando ................................................................. 677 Help with Papers (Mojacar) ......................................634 Hispavan vehicle importation ..............950 047033 / 687 Talleres Daydo (Antas Real) ….……….950 459116 / 607

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VEHICLE REPAIRS Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 CostaCoches ...........................................................950

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VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE) Albox Service Centre S.L. …....................................662 Auto Frio .............................................950 104488 / 600 Cool Air (Air Conditioning) .................950 472432 / 673 Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950 478335 Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776 Mobile Tyre Service ..................................................672 Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678

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VEHICLE SALES Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 439671 Automobiles Bajuma S.L. (Antas) .............................662 167758 CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 Kia Motors (Vera) Stuart Campbell ….................…..667 549649 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Nissan (Albox) ………..................................................950 430856 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Taller DAYDO (Antas) …...............……950 459116 / 607 373298 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400

VEHICLE SHIPPING Car Shipping ………………UK 0044 1704 575983 / 671 101220

VETS

SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 Steve Kelly (Auto Electrician) Mojácar …..........……..607 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950

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Free directory entries. Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 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 Europa (Mojácar) ......950472262 Emergencies: 629099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876

WALL CERAMICS Simply Art (Albox) ..................................................... 662 443095 Direct Trade Windows ............................................. 662 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 Rod Bridges ………...............................950 473035 / 687 261280 Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680 Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ..........950 473104 / 669

WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS WATER (Tanker Delivery)

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Sierra Cabrera Water ...................…………………….693 866558

WATER TREATMENTS Ashley Reliable Plumbing ………..........................…..610 052407 JF Supplies Albox ………...............….950 064315 / 660 350246 Piscinas Octopus (Albox) …...............................………950 121927 Water Filters ……................................................…….600 063303

WEB DESIGN A1 Web Design ………..........................................….622 493499 Cuantiva Mobile Web Design & SEO 950 472662 / 664 704008 Divine Logix ...........................................................617 401332 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 460814 I.b.Limaria Website Construction ..........................868 931815 Image Suite ………........................................................647 918 848 Limon-group .......................................868 931841 / 659 306519 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 Paginasweb .......................................902 005799 / 911 011505 Red Y Web .................................................................661 463834 Sicbero Computer, Website & Networking Serv. 950 467020 / 693 631103 WebIndalo .................................................................648 514323

WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING

Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Speedyfit (See p.4)..................................950 439228 / 600 006032 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121

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

WINES Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) ................ 950 478786 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 411538 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……...........................….950 617131

Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826

WEIGHT LOSS See Diet Plans & Weight Loss WINDOW CLEANING Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 092632 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 James & Craig ......................................634 351052 / 652 294104 Portilla Window Cleaning ..........................................605 162709 Mick ...........................................................................627 205331 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665. Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092

WINDOW TINTING Pro Sun Solutions (See p.23)....................................679 695999

WOODBURNING STOVES

WINDOWS & DOORS

Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077

Advanced Window Solutions ....................................610 924160 ZOO & PARK Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236 Andalucian Glass C.B. ........................630 231644 / 636 838484

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Useful Telephone Numbers Emergencies (Multi-lingual).........112 Health Emergencies: Life Threatening .........................061 Other Health Emergencies..902505061

FUNERAL DIRECTOR Albox (Funerarias Teruel) .............................950 Huércal Overa (Colly Fer) .....................950 Garrucha (Funerarias Funerga) ..................950 Mojácar (Funeraria Pérez) .......................950

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Guardia Civil .......................................062 HOSPITALS Local Police .......................................092 Huércal-Overa, Coast Guard .........................900 202 202 Hospital La Inmaculada..................................................950 029000 CREA (Centre for wild animal/bird rescue) .670 944592 Almería Torrecárdenas............................................950 016000 Almería,Virgen del Mar (Private).....................950 217100 AIRPORTS Virgen del Mar Emergencies:............................950 217240 Almería ..................................................................950 213700 Alicante ...................................................................966 919000 LOCAL POLICE San Javier, Murcia ............................................968 172000 Albox ...............................................................................950 121080 Carboneras .................................................................950 136136 BRITISH EMBASSY Cuevas del Almanzora ................................................950 548700 Madrid ..................................................................917 146300 Garrucha ............................................................................950 460002 Huércal-Overa ..............................................................950 470585 BRITISH CONSULATE Mojácar ...........................................................................950 472000 Enquiries, lost passports, etc, all areas, 24hrs Pulpi ……………......................................................................950 465049 ......................................................................................................902 109 356 Vera .................................................................................950 390010 Passport application enquiries (Premium rate call) ...........................................................................................807 444946 TOWN HALLS Albox ....................................................................................950 120908 CREDITCARD HOTLINES American Express ............................................902 375637 Antas ............................................................................950 619015 4B (Visa, Mastercard) .....................................913 626200 Arboleas .............................................................................950 449430 Diners Club ......................................................901 101011 Cuevas del Almanzora .................................................950 456488 Red 6000 ...............................................................915 965335 Los Gallardos ....................................................................950 469000 Servired (Visa Mastercard) ..........................902 192100 Garrucha ...............................................................................950 460058 Huércal-Overa ...............................................................950 134900 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 615009 ELECTRICITY Sevillana Endesa Enquiries: ........................902 509509 Turre ..................................................................................950 479011 Breakdowns:....................902 516516 Vera .....................................................................................950 393016 WATER TELEPHONE (Telefonica) Galasa Enquiries: ............................................950 391200 Normal Operator ..................................................................1004 Breakdowns: .........................................902 355575 Faults Operator ....................................................................1002 Gestagua (Albox) ...............................................950 120649 International Operator ......................................................11825 Speaking Clock .........................................................................093 GAS Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .......................901 121212 MOBILES HELPLINE (From mobiles) Repsol, information ..........................................901 100100 Amena ......................................................................................1474 Movistar ...............................................................................609 ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Vodafone (Airtel) ............................................................123 Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Central number ……………...............................902 575757 TAXIS See Directory pages Mojácar Town Hall Beach Office FLIGHT WEBSITES Marina de La Torre, Mon-Fri 9 - 2pm Tourist and Town Hall enquiries ..................950 109845 www.thomson.com www.bmibaby.com www.britishairways.com www.easyjet.com www.firstchoice.co.uk TRAINS www.flymonarch.com Renfe www.horarios.renfe.es ……..........…….902 240202 www.aerlingus.com www.ryanair.com www.spanair.com HACIENDA (TAX OFFICE) www.thomascook.com Huércal Overa .......................950 470209 / 950 471013 www.tarletontravel.com

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What’s On Concerts Umberto Tozzi is a very well known Italian singer. He comes to Almería city on October 19th to perform songs from his latest triple CD, along with old favourites. He also performs in Alicante on October 14th, Murcia on the 15th, before he travels to Valencia and Barcelona. The concert in Almería is at the Maestro Padilla Auditorium. The Rose Singers concert “Songs of Remembrance and Rejoicing”, including Military Wives Prayer, songs from Gershwin, Bernstein, Chopin, Schubert and others. Living Water Church – Mojácar (opposite Red Cross). Friday 9th November. Miraflores Restaurant, Camping Los Gallardos, Saturday 10th November, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets 8 euros with a donation in support of the Royal British Legion in Spain’s Poppy Appeal, with raffle each evening. Tickets available from: ‘Gills Linen’, M o j a c a r P l a y a ; ‘ To t a l Entertainment’, Turre; ‘Forget-meNot’, Las Buganvillas and both venues & Choir Members. Isabel Bes is in concert on Friday October 19th at the ‘Dolce Vita’ Restaurant in Mojácar Playa, opposite the Parque Comercial performing a “One Night in Paris” medley. Price for dinner & show available from Carlos tel: 950 525761 or 610 681068. Albox Concert Programme Antonio Álvarez is in concert on October 11th, followed by “Loudly” on October 26th, and local artistes perform on November 9th.

Rafael

The 28th Albox “Festival-Rock Albox” with a large number of performers including Boikot, Envidia Kotxina, Fuitz, el Ultimo que Zierre, Lendakaris Muertos, los Chicos del Maiz, MHp, and No Potable takes place on October 27th at the Recinto Ferial performance area, starting at 5.30pm. “Al Misionera y el Mundo” (To the Missionary & the world) is a benefit concert in aid of African famine relief. It takes place on Saturday, October 13th at 9pm in the Auditorio Maestro Padilla. Almería city. Enrika Leiva, ‘El maki y Lamorena’, and Felipe Conde amongst others make up the lineup. Tickets are 15 euros from Viajes Carrefour, Teatro Apolo, Eroski in the Roquetas Centro Comercial, or the Quiosco in the Rambla, Almería city. The 2nd Annual Magic Show, “Magia para todos” takes place at the Teatro Apolo, Almería , on Oct 14th at 7pm. El Gran Manley e Iñaki Zabaleta are the magicians. Tickets are 8 euros beforehand or 10 euros on the door.

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Cantajuego “Cosquillas”, a pop/rock concert takes place on Oct, 20th at 7pm in the Auditorio Maestro Padilla, Almería city. Tickets from 12 euros or additional 5 euros on the night from the municipal Quiosko in La Rambla, or f r o m w w w. s e r v i c a i xa . c o m Roquetas Events Raphael, a famous Spanish singer, is in concert on October 14th as part of his tour entitled ‘The Best of my Life’. On October 20th the Almerían group ‘Los Puntos’ celebrate their 40th anniversary. Jesus Bonilla and Ana Ruiz perform “A history of 2” on O c to b e r 27 th . D av i d Bustamante, a Spanish singer of note, performs in Roquetas for the first time on November 10th, part of his tour “Tour Mio”. Tickets from Avenida Reino de España. Roquetas de Mar, Almería tel. 950 328759, open Tuesday to Friday from 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm, or online or normal concert ticket outlets. Send details of your events to almeriafocus@gmail.com or call 670 84 92 65


What’s On Exhibitions The Huéral-Overa Alzheimer Support Group have an exhibition of paintings and works of art donated by artists from the North and Levante area of Almería. The exhibition can be viewed until October 14th in the main vestibule of La Immaculada Hospital in Huércal-Overa. All sale proceeds go to the Alzheimer group to enable home care and other assistance to take place for sufferers, of which there are 60,000 persons over the age of 50 in Andalucía. La Guerra de la Independencia - el Archivo Municipal de Vera (1808-1812)” is an exhibition of photographs and documents from the Vera town hall archives relating to the War of Independence, when French troops entered into Vera in 1811. This is at present a permanent exhibition and can be seen in the town hall Sala de Exposiciones del Archivo Municipal de Vera.

Flor de Almendro is an exhibition of paintings that can be viewed in the Patio de Luces, Albox town hall area from October 15th-30th. Bodas de Sangre is a multi-media dialogue, photographic display and music that takes place on October 19th at 7pm in the “Salón de Usos Múltiples” building in Albox. XIII Premio Ensayo “Carmen de Burgos” is a competition of artistic works from female artists, with prize selection next March 8th, Day of the working woman. Works must be submitted by October 25th at the Área de Bienestar Social, IIgualdad y Familia, Diputación Provincial de Almería, Calle Marín 1, Almería city, where information is available.

Film Event Almería Western Film Event Cabo de Gata, Níjar is the location for the 2nd annual Western Film Festival from October 11th-13th. Actors including Van Dan Husen, Antonio Mayans and Gíanni Garko form a jury along with screen writers such as Carlos Aguilar and Anita Hass. A series of nine famous western films will be screened and films or videos with the “Western” theme will be adjudged. The event is open to the general public who can also participate in a variety of activities being staged at the ‘Fort Bravo’ site in Tabernas. The Hotel Cortijo ‘El Sotillo’ at San Jose is also being used for this event and has been the backdrop to 1,000 productions from the 50s to the 80s. Los Puntos

Localizaciones Cinemato -gráficos Almerienses is an exhibition of photographs by Sebastián Rosas, Irene de la Obra, Chema Artero, Manuel Mata, Domingo Carmona and other photographers, consisting of prize photographs selected by the “Almería en Corto” competition judges last year, sponsored by Almería Diputación. It can be seen at the school “Nuestra Señora de la Salud” in Laujar de Andarax from October 8th-28th.

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What’s On Miscellaneous Town Hall Activities Vera Photographic Competition, deadline October 30th. Send your high resolution photographs depicting the most spectacular parts of Vera and tourist interest places. The competition will be judged by a jury and winning photos published on the municipal website, with a first prize of books about Vera and the area. Albox town hall activities from October 1st until June 2013. Classes will be held in Football, Basket ball, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Karate, Gymnastics for Pensioners, Fitness, Pilates, Exercise, Street Dance, Classical dancing and Chess, and many other activities on specific days. Full information can be obtained from the Sports centre or the town hall.

Trips by Carlos Saturday, October 13th, day trip to Cartagena, including the show “Adali” by the Aida Gomez Flamenco-Ballet Company, a performance encompassing the flamenco history of Madrid in former years. Price 55 euros including ticket and coach. Wednesday, October 31st, day trip to Cartagena to see the opera “Carmen” performed by the Italian ‘Company 2001’, price 62 euros including ticket and coach. Information from Carlos tel: 950 525761 or 610 681068

Club Taurino Mojacar Valencia trip for 'Las Fallas' on March 18 20th, 2013, 3 days, 2 nights. We will be staying in the same 4 star hotel as last year, adjacent to the Science Park and opposite El Cortes Ingles. 199 euros per person for coach, bed and breakfast, based on two sharing. See the incredible ‘Ninots’ and be there for the last night when all but the winning entries will be burnt. Contact Mike or Audrey 950 475 261 or see www.club-taurinomojacar.com

Adali by the Aida Gomez Flamenco-Ballet Company

Mojácar Sports Activities 2012-2013. Courses in Health & Exercise, Tennis, Basketball, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Gym exercise for pensioners, Golf, Padel tennis and Football take place October 1st –December 21st, January 8th –March 23rd and April 2nd-June 22nd, apart from school holidays. Information and inscription available from the Sports and Swimming pool centre, Plaza Rey Alabez, Mojácar Pueblo, tel: 950 888877, or the new facebook site.

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Dames in Turre October 17-19th: 3 Day visit to Ubeda , Baeza and Cazorla. November 5th: Shopping trip to Murcia City, Ikea and Thader, 14euros. November 26th: Speaker is Valerie Penny. Cycling through Europe. December 8th: Christmas Market in the square in Turre. 2nd Lubrin Fun Run / Walk (10km / 7km) In Support of M.A.C.S. Saturday, 27th October, starting & finishing at ‘Las Delicias’, Calle Almería, Lubrin. For Sponsor forms details Tel: 950 930 497. Registration by 3pm, walk commences 3.30pm, followed by an Evening of Tapas & Music on the Terrace. The Mojácar Moors and Christians Association, Al Moxaquer, is running a competition for the poster for the Fiestas of 2013 which will be held in June. The closing date is November 30th and full details are on www.mojacar.es or visit the Tourist Office in the Plaza del Fronton. Integral Yoga with Brahmani at Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres. 5-day course Oct 18th-23rd. More information from belinda@belindaeaton. com or www.elsaltador.com

Forum Golf Society October 13th & 14th UK v Spain Ryder Cup at Aguilon Golf Course. Contact Phil Elam on 666847840 philjelam @yahoo. co.uk, or see www. forumgolfsociety.webs.com

PAWS, PATAS Cat Charity Book, DVD and CD Sale held every second Tuesday of every month . Bring a book, buy a book, whatever! Help reduce the number of wild, dumped and stray cats in and around Mojácar. Held at the Beachcomber Bar, Mojácar Playa.

The Royal British Legion Mojácar Branch, Bring & Buy Sale, Thursday, 11th October, 11.30 am, Beachcomber Bar & Restaurant, Mojácar Playa. Please bring your jumble! Tel 635 354 562. Email rblmojacar@gmail.com. MACS Cancer Support. If you feel you would like to know more about MACS please call general enquiries on 634328334 or email: macscancersupport@live.co. uk. Our fundraising co ordinator Wayne can be emailed at macs_fundraiser @hotmail.co.uk

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Albox Branch of The Royal British Legion Bookings are now being taken for the Christmas all-inclusive trip to Benidorm, very popular last year. See details on the we b s i te a t w w w. b r i t i s h legion.org.uk/branches/albox or contact Marianne Pearce on 676 45 17 80 ‘Walk, Talk & Eat’ starting at ‘The Grapevine’ in La Piedra Amarilla at 1pm is on October 17th not November 17th as previously stated, and then on to La Hoya by car, where Mike Gill has volunteered to lead an easy walk lasting about 1 ½ hrs with half way break. This is a nearly totally level walk suitable for all ages and abilities. After the walk, 24 people can return to ‘The Grapevine’ for a meal costing 7 euros for members and 8 euros non-members. You can attend the walk only for a small donation of your choice to The Royal British Legion. Tickets available from Bob Cowan on rcowan25@gmail. c o m o r 6 0 8 0 4 94 9 0 o r meetings on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at ‘La Parrilla’, Albox www.british legion.org.uk/branches/albox

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

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Wednesday: La Cumbre Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 9am-1pm Mercamundo, El Real Industrial Estate, 10am - 3pm Bar Anita, Los Gallardos, Sorbas road after motorway junction Saturday: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road. Rastro, Mojácar Playa, opp. Red Cross, 9am - 2pm 1st Sun. lunchtime of the month: Bar La Montaña Farmers' Market 1st Sunday of the month: Meson Casa Lorenza, Las Minas, 11am Sunday morning: Los Gallardos Campsite Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

Weight Watchers Tues 10.30, Club de Tenis Huercal Overa; Wed 10.15, La Parrilla Albox; Thurs 10.30, El Candil, Mojácar Playa. Tel. Gill 650 600 Almanzora Group of Friends Information Centre and Library, Tues, 709, almeriaweightwatchers@gmail.com Thurs & Sat, 10am–1.30 pm . Avda. Mojácar Community Librar y Lepanto, Albox (next to Bar Rumores). Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Extensive English Library, DVD’s and 11am - 1pm . Talking Books. Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of Free Masons month, 8pm, Bar Rumores. Trips and Contact: 950 36 90 33 other social events. Tel: 634 343 147 Ante Natal Classes www.almanzoragof.org Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201 Almería Link Friendship Group Wednesday, 8.30pm at Vera Hotel. All welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 or Heather 667 243561 Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel: 667 303 788

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch meets at The Artisan Centre (bottom of the Pueblo) every 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month at 11.00 am. All are welcome including non-services personnel. Contact Rita Sneddon for details on 950 47 30 25.

The Royal British Legion - Albox Third Thurs. of the month, 11am, La Parrilla Restaurant, Albox. Contact Chris Pearce, Chairman on 630 56 26 18, or email at hello@chrispearce.co.uk or see britishlegion.org.uk/branches/albox. Club Taurino de Mojácar Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. Everybody is welcome. You do not have Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 to be ex service to join w w w. c l u b - t a u r i n o - m o j a c a r. c o m The Royal British Legion - Baza Tel Ken Matthews: 679 605 320 or Lin Tuesday Ladies Club Bar El Candil, Mojácar Playa. Tues, 12- Oldham: 637 953418. All welcome. 2pm. Get more out of your life in Spain.. The Royal British Legion - Zurgena & District Branch Loose Women ladies group La Vida, Cucador, Thurs, 2 - 4pm, all Bar Latinos, La Alfoquia, every first Thursday of the month at 11a.m. Crib, welcome. 2nd & 4th Thurs of month, 7pm. Coffee Dames in Huércal Overa morning, 3rd Wed of month, 11am. Quiz, 3rd Wed.of the month, 10.30am, Tennis last Friday, 8pm. All welcome. For details Club. Tel. Pauline 610 315 530 or Sue see www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches 689 727 182 /zurgena Dames in Spain Mojácar Walking Group 3rd Monday of the month, 11 am, The Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. New Kimrick, Mojacar. Chairman Myra www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or tel: Holmes 950 475 491, Secretary Iris 950 467 679 Hamilton 950 475 863. Guests welcome. Cantoria Residents Association Dames in Turre Library and Meeting Room above the 11am, last Monday in the month, 3rd Age Bar (near Ole Supermarket). Multiple Use Centre in Turre . Talks, short Library hours 11am till 1pm Tues, Thurs breaks to learn more about Spain, & Fri. The President or a committee support for local charities Guests member will be in attendance. Contact welcome. Tel.: Secretary Pam Smith us on cantoria.info@gmail.com 950475418 or President Lesley Barlow Whist Club 950478633 Camping Los Gallardos. Tuesdays, Bell Cambridge 800. Diet Plan rings 8pm. Call Jim on 662 510 543. Mojácar, Wed & Fri; Arboleas, Thurs by appointment. Call 660 681 166 or email Mojácar Bridge Club Monday and Wednesdays 7pm. in Turre. rodann@hotmail.co.uk Contact Les 950 437 100 Elderberries Lunch Club For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or Marianne: 950 472 349

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Zurgena Air Rifle Club Contact George on 950 437 024 or 608 050 036 Chess at El Pinar Bar Friendly, relaxed games of chess. Email David on david@helenanddavid.co.uk or tel. 950069713 The Write Thing Los Gallardos, Wednesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel Kate: 950 469540 AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No. Association campaigning for the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley built without proper authority. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org The Divine Life Society, Almeria Branch Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar. Evening of Meditation and a talk, 1st Fri of the month, 7.30pm. Spiritual Cinema, 3rd Fri of the month, 7.30pm. Meditation and Yoga classes. Tel Sharon 950 469122 or omsharon50@gmail.com Psychic Development Circle Various classes at different times. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 or after 7pm, 950 982 039 FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). Registered charity. Tel: 667255094 www.face-charity.com The Helping Hands Team Tel: 968 48 29 48 Conversational Spanish Thurs, 5-7, La Vida, Cucador, all levels Vera Lions Club Vera Hotel, first Wed of the month, 7.30pm. Contact veralions@mail.com or visit Vera Lions Club on Facebook or Call Roy Stevens 660887723, Keith Linnitt 667252644, John and Sandie Tinkham 950439324 Folk Music at The Travellers’ Inn First Thursday of each month, Travellers’ Inn, Los Marcelinos on the Albox to Taberno road. For info contact almeriastrings@gmail.com or 634 347 930. Send details of your club, society or activity to almeriafocus@gmail.com Tel: 670 849 265 Fax: 950 472 441


Activities - Clubs - Associations Religious Groups & Churches

Full Gospel Church International Committed to a purpose driven life. Sunday, 11am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas del Anglican Chaplaincy Church of Motorcycle Club: Harley & Big Bikes England. Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 Los Gallardos. Tel. Brian: 950 469540 Priest: Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432. 015 Classic Automobile Club Mojacar: Eucharist, Sundays, 11am in the Puerto Lumbreras Christian More information from www.a-c-c.es, church of St. Pascual, Agua de Enmedio, Fellowship Harry 629 529 656, Hans 968 429 256, 4kms past Hotel Indalo. Albox: Eucharist Every 1st and 3rd Sunday each month email: acclevante@hotmail.com last Thurs in month, 11am, Community at 11.00 am in the premises of the Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday Spanish Evangelical Church, Puerto Cabrera Slot Car Club Thursdays, 4-7pm. Tel: 950091130 or in month, 6pm. Church Wardens, Alan Lumbreras Tel 619453283 Paul and Smith 950 478 066, Eric Dore 950 615 Sandra 606198457 105, www.mojacar Model Aero Flying Club Aguaviva Evangelical Church church.org Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Christian Centre near Albox Health Living Water Church (Mojacar) Hayes: 950 478 899 Centre. Legally registered. Meetings Sun, Lively Non-denominational Services, 11am www.alboxevangelicalcentre.es Tel. Cuevas Model Boat Club 11.00a.m Sundays, Nr the Red Cross, pastor 950 064 402 Cuevas del Almanzora Lake. Sundays Mojácar Playa. Contact Pastor: David from 11.00 till 2.00 Phone Alan 666 849 Hamilton 950 618 814 or Geoff Ward Santa Cruz Christian Fellowship 609 for info. 950 615 068 www.livingwater Sundays and midweek in Albox and surrounding areas. Tel: 673 207 366 or Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) churchmojacar.com santacruzalbox@gmail.com Tel: 607 316 553 Church Services Albox Computer Club Opposite garden centre, Garrucha/Vera Support Groups Bar Rumores, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels roundabout. English service Sundays A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous o f ex p e r i e n c e a r e we l c o m e d . 11am Mojacar Area Meetings, Tuesday & Friday, www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com Iglesia Evangelica 6 pm, at the Artisan Centre, Mojacar - or call David on 950 064 311 C/Hermanos Machado (opposite El Arbol Fuente. Contact 629 108 272 or email Indalo Hash House Harriers Supermarket) Cuevas del Almanzora. mike@aaspain.org Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various Spanish sermon translated into English. locations. For further information please Sundays 7pm. Contact Carmela: 950 132 Alzheimer Support Group Gives advice to Spanish or Englishc o n t a c t R o y S t e v e n s E m a i l : 792 speaking families & sufferers. Contact indaloh3@gmail.com Tel: 660 887 723 Roman Catholic Julia Martos: 676 200733 Betty's Garden Club Mojácar Village. Mass - Sundays & fiestas 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at 12.30. Tues /Thurs /Sat 7pm, Priest: 950 Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Camping Los Gallardos. Tel: 950 398 021 475 017 Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 Mojácar Angling Club The Evangelical Church, Turre or 677 688037 Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099 Avda de Almeria on the corner of Holistic Support Group C/Alberquillica . Sunday 11am. Parents Ladies Darts Group Cellulite, weight, natural health, self& Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. during school Wednesdays 7.30pm at La Vida, Cucador, confidence etc. Support & motivation call Margaret on 950 63 45 62 terms.. Midweek prayer meeting & Alpha earthenergies@gmail.com Tel: 686 929 course. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 472349. 855 Pot Black Snooker Club www.turrechurch.com Antas. Tel: 950 459135 MACS Cancer Support Group Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses General Enquiries call 634 328 334 10am Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono to 4pm. Macs Helpline: 634 656 555. Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: Fully Spanish registered charity. 652 293 269 www.macscancersupport.com Email: Antas Church macscancersuppor t@live.co.uk In Jauro village (signposted from e Ostomist Support For Expats Cajamar in Antas). Informal structured Call Paul 868 009 940 or Dee 950 064 worship in a friendly atmosphere for all 322 in confidence. denominations in simple hour-long services of basic Christian Beliefs & Stepping Stones Carers Support Worship. 2nd & 4th Sun each month, Group 11am., Community Room (Salon Social), Turre Evangelical Hall, Thurs, 11am-2pm. Antas village church. Geraldine or Barrie Tel 950 472822 or 677 683385 tel. 950 092 091 www.antaschurch.com jfdavies@terra.es

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Arts & Crafts Sewing Circle Wed. 10.30am, Turre church hall. Tel: 950 168 007 Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 950 472 967 Sewing Group, Albox Tues. 2pm. Girasol, Calle Malaga. Tel. Jill 630 370 595 or Pam 677 875 031 Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130627 jparson@teleline.es Ladies Pottery Painting Parties Albox - every 2nd Thursday, 6 - 9pm. Wine, nibbles, pottery, paints & raffle included 10 euros SimplyArt 662 443 095 Painting Classes for Adults and Children Centro de artesania multiusos, Mojácar. Mon & Tues, adults 4 - 6 pm, children 6 - 7 pm. 4.50 euros/hour. Pipo Jost Nicolas, tel 950 475326 Rug making, bag making, sewing etc. Class in Albox, Wed, 10-12 noon. Contact Lorraine on 950 064 484 or 687 569 113 or email dgcundy@hotmail.com

Drama Groups Indalo Players Email ferahmehmet@msn.com or call 950 069 109 Independent Theatre Group. Always looking for new people, novices & full blown Thesbians. Call Ann on 950439406 or e-mail independent theatre@hotmail.com The Luvvies Bar Rumores, Albox. Wed, 2.30pm for 3pm. All welcome for acting or behind the scenes. www.theluvvies.com info@theluvvies.com Tel: 697 384 513 Arboleas Theatre Academy (ATA) (Almanzora valley). New members always needed to act or work back stage or with any other activities. Tel. Jacqueline Morris Welby 950439231, or 648967797.

Dance

Academia International de Danza Almeria. Line Dancing 54 Verasol, Vera. Classes include : Royal Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, 8pm, all Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Modern, levels. Contact: 627 713238 Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, Oriental Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 Eleanor & Gilly’s line dance class, 715 787 Mondays, Bar Rumores 950 439 003 Zumba Almeria with Julie Bruce Arboleas, Los Gallardos, Turre and San Beachcomber Restaurant, Mojácar. Juan de los Terreros. Call Julie on 697 Beginners/Improvers. Mondays, 4 861 071. 6pm. Contact John 666 200 579 Zumba - Indigo Gym, Mojácar Suzie 'LooseBoots' Linedance Club Dance fusion, salsa, merengue, Bar Rumores, Wed, 7:30pm reggaeton, cumbia and more. Dance Everyone welcome. Interested? yourself fit. Call Alison on 637 465487. 689892745 or 662607371 Dance Classes at Indigo Gym Pamela’s Line Dance Club Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz. Indigo Gym, Tel. Pamela: 950 398076 Mojácar Playa. Contact 950 475 403. Nulinedance Workshops with the Twins. Tues & Fri, 7pm, La Yoga Para, Turre. Tel: 950 617 660 or Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar 617 712 036 Contact Sharon - 950 469 122 or Dance Classes omsharon50@gmail.com Ballet, Tap, Modern & Fitness. Mojacar. Tel. Nicky: 667 479 903 or 950 472 L.O.T.U.S Integral Yoga Centre Mojácar. Yoga all levels/gentle yoga. Daily 662 classes. Tel. Parvathi: 636063560 Ceroc Dancing The Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Tues Sophia Centre 8.15pm-10.30pm. Contact Tracey: Arboleas. 950 449 451 687 251799 La Vida, Cucador Belly Dancing Wed, 2.30 - 4pm. Contact Liz Hill on 667 Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, 97 94 45 Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal-Overa Indigo Gym, Mojácar & Carboneras. Contact Fatima: 610 Wed, 2.30pm. Visitors welcome. Sharon 472 596 950469122 Oriental and Middle Eastern Mojacar beach Folklore dancing classes. Mojácar Indigo Gym, Sat, 10am; Tuesday evenings. Tel. Sharon Palomares, Tues, 9pm; Turre, Wed, 950469122 8.30 p.m. & Fri, 7.30 pm. Shirin, Girasol, Albox 607805367, gytanshark@yahoo.es Call 639 089 170 Tea Dances Afternoon tea dance for all sequence dance lovers at Rumores Cafe/Bar, Albox, Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499. Ready2Rock Rock n Roll Classes Bar Rumores, Monday, 7:30pm Basics to Advanced. Tel: 689892745 or 662607371

Cortijo El Saltador Lucainena de las Torres. Mon, 5:30pm. Tel: Brahmani on 600 34 91 51 Yoga for Kids and Family Contact Marcela 676 951 352 or chavezmarcela@hotmail.com

Gentle Yoga Class for seniors and the not so able. Every Thursday, 10.15 am at the Kimrick, Julie Bruce Dance Academy Classes held in Los Gallardos in Ballet. Mojacar Playa. Edna Freeman, 950 469 Tap. Disco. Cheerleading. Streetdance, 399 (Not in July & Aug) Musical Theatre, Zumba. Tel. Julie: Naked Yoga Vera Playa 697 861071 or 950 462 215 All levels. Tel: 634 326 672

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

Mojacar Cricket Club Welcomes new players/members. Contact: Sam 663 132 487 or Dave 950 617 606

Gymnastics Indigo Gym, Mojácar, 950 475 403

Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Contact Doreen Sands: 950 064791 or 690 00 66 81

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

Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Toni: 950 468 165

Albox Sub-Aqua Club Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road).

Body Control Pilates. Classes or private Tel Sharon 638 487 314

Badgers Golf Society Wednesdays. Contact Keith (Badger's bar): 950 478 525 Boxers Golf Society Albox All welcome to join us as members or guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in Albox on Saturday mornings or email peterstooks@avired.com 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

Pilates, Tone+Stretch, Beginners Keep Fit with Alison. Tel 637 465 487

Aquaerobics Vera Beach Club indoor pool. Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am, call 637 465 487

Santa Irene Sailing Club Meet Sundays at Don Tomas Bar, opposite the new marina, Garrucha, 11am. Contact John 950 475 157 or 658 548 790 or johntalliss @gmail.com www.sailrway.com

Karate Indigo Gym, Mojácar, 950 475 403

Garrucha Table Tennis Club Tel Barry on 677 174 430

Academia International de Danza Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons including Sword, Self Defense, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tel Anita: 670 715 787

Martial Arts Academy Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Antas. Call John Watson on 950 453 681

Marina Golf Members Club Visitors welcome any Thursday to join the Team Competition. Please ring by Wednesday to add your name. 950 162727 or 600 353 670.

Mojácar Taekwondo Club Contact Serge 646844708. From 17th Sept: Children, 4-8yrs Wed 4.15pm & Sat 3pm. Juniors & Adults, Mon 7pm, Wed 5.15pm & Sat 4pm.

Valle del Este Golf Society. We play Tuesday and Friday (9:30). All welcome. Contact Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090982

Body Sculpt with Julie Mon, 11am, chair or fit ball work out. La Vida, Cucador. Tues, 9:45, tone and stretch, Thurs, 10am, chair or fit ball work out, Bar Rumores, Albox. Tel 662 401 946

Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

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

Cortijo Grande Golf Club Contact: 950 475 509 19th Hole Golf Society La Vida, Cucador. Tel 609 19 94 93 Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thur s mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369

Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Step, ABS Arms & Bums, Self Defence, Circuit, Boxercise, Street Dance, Salsacise, Pilates, Stretch & Tone, Meditation. Tel. 950 449 451

Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 608 250 607 - 950 59 28 77 www.tenisypadelindalo.com Tennis & Padel Tennis Sierra Club, Desert Springs. Tel: 687599115 Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 950 393 851 and 607 021 280 Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691

Fitness & Martial Arts Indigo Gym, Mojácar Various activities. Tel: 950 475 403

La Vida, Cucador Body Sculpt Tel: 662 401946. Pilates Tel: 638 487 314. Salsacise. Tel. 663 977 230

Stretch & Tone Gentle exercise, Tues/Thurs, 10.30, Zumba - See Dance Turre, call Pam 639 465 631 Slimming World Wed, 10.30, Turre, call Pam 639 465 631

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Your Stars Be careful not to confuse issues when discussing the matters at hand. Your lover may feel rejected. Depression may be likely if you're away from home. Catch up on overdue phone calls and correspondence. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

(Apr. 21- May 21)

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) You may have major blowups with someone you love if you don't back down. Don't let your boss make you feel guilty enough to take work home with you. Get thinking about prolonging longevity. Your family may be feeling neglected and unloved. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

You can expect changes in your financial situation as well as in your status. Accept the inevitable and continue to do your job. The home environment will be unpredictable this month. You could be blind to the defects of those you love. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Opportunities for romance will develop through group endeavors; however, the association isn't likely to last. Take care of your personal needs. Things may not be as harmonious as you would like with colleagues or employers this month. Relationships will be erratic this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday (May 22 - June 21)

(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) Do not hesitate to help elders with legal documents that are too confusing for them. Don't bother getting even; they'll make themselves look bad. Take a look at investment opportunities. You can make money if you get involved in real estate deals. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(June 22 - July 22)

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

This will be a good day for research and for sitting down with some good, informative reading material. You can meet new and exciting lovers through work related projects. Uncertain get rich quick schemes will not be as lucrative as you anticipate. One of your female friends may try to disrupt your day. Stand up for your rights. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

Your emotional partner will push all the right buttons this month. You will have additional discipline that will aid you in your objectives. Business partnerships should turn out to be quite lucrative. Your communication skills will bring you popularity and increased self esteem. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. Do not reveal personal information to those you feel may be untrustworthy. Social events will lead to a strong and stable relationship. Get busy trying to make more money. Plan to visit friends or relatives. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) Business trips will be more productive than trying to fight the red tape facing you. Take care of your own responsibilities before you help others. You may have a hard time relating to children this month. If you're willing to cut loose you will find yourself in the midst of an exciting encounter. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. Your lover will be annoyed with your participation. You may want to take a trip; however, before you do, make sure that your car is serviced properly. Join humanitarian groups and let your leadership ability take over. Travel will be to your advantage; however, it might be expensive. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

Hassles with in-laws could put a damper on your day. Your need to get away could lead you into greater debt. Praise will be yours if you have been pursuing your goals. Take time to explain your intentions to loved ones. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Jan. 21- Feb. 19) Your best gains will come through helping others emotionally. Consider making residential changes; either moves or renovations could payoff. Entertainment should include sports events or physical activities. Colleagues may try to undermine you. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month Gender Bender

The Boots

Three guys had to cross a river. The first one prayed to God for strength; he swam across the river, but almost died 5 times. The second guy prayed to God for the strength and the tools, and he made a rickety boat, and rowed himself across the river. He almost died 3 times. The third guy prayed to God for the strength, the tools, and the brains. He turned into a woman, walked 50 yards, and crossed the bridge.

Did you hear about the teacher who was helping one of her kindergarten students put his boots on? He asked for help and she could see why. With her pulling and him pushing, the boots still didn't want to go on. When the second boot was on, she had worked up a sweat. She almost whimpered when the little boy said, "Teacher, they're on the wrong feet."

The Divorce A farmer walked into an attorney's office wanting to file for a divorce. The attorney asked, "May I help you?" The farmer said, "Yea, I want to get one of those dayvorces." The attorney said, "Well do you have any grounds?" The farmer said, "Yea, I got about 140 acres." The attorney said, "No, you don't understand, do you have a case?" The farmer said, "No, I don't have a Case, but I have a John Deere." The attorney said, "No you don't understand, I mean do you have a grudge?" The farmer said, "Yea I got a grudge, that's where I park my John Deere." The attorney said, "No sir, I mean do you have a suit?" The farmer said, "Yes sir, I got a suit. I wear it to church on Sundays." The exasperated attorney said, "Well sir, does your wife beat you up or anything?" The farmer said, "No sir, we both get up about 4:30." Finally, the attorney says, "Okay, let me put it this way. WHY DO YOU WANT A DIVORCE?" And the farmer says, "Well, I can never have a meaningful conversation with her."

She looked, and sure enough, they were. It wasn't any easier pulling the boots off than it was putting them on. She managed to keep her cool as together they worked to get the boots back on - this time on the right feet. He then announced, "These aren't my boots." She bit her tongue rather than get right in his face and scream, "Why didn't you say so?" like she wanted to do. Once again she struggled to help him pull the ill-fitting boots off. He then said, "They're my brother's boots. My Mom made me wear them." She didn't know if she should laugh or cry. She than mustered up the grace to wrestle the boots onto his feet again. She said, "Now, where are your mittens?" He said, "I stuffed them in the toes of my boots..."

The Age Problem Once there was a girl who wanted a boyfriend. Her mom wanted to help her, so she set up a blind date for her daughter. When the girl got back from the date she said "That was the worst night of my life!" "Why is that?" her mom asked. "He owns a 1922 Rolls Royce!" "Isn't that a good thing?" "He's the original owner, Mom!"

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...and next... The Keys Two blondes parked to go into a shopping centre. One blonde threw the car keys to her mate, but she didn’t catch them, and the keys flew into a deep drain cover. The other blonde tried to reach them but couldn't. So, she called a locksmith, and a cop. When they got there, the blondes explained what happened, and the cop tried to reach the keys but couldn't. Finally, the locksmith opened the door. The blonde that missed the catch in the first place said, "Phew... for a second there I thought we might have needed to use the SPARE key."

Babies There were four business men sitting on a bench in a hospital waiting room because their wives were having babies. A nurse comes over and says to the first businessman, "Congratulations! Your wife has had her baby”. The man says, "What a coincidence! I'm the president of ‘And one’!" Then the nurse comes back and says to the second businessman, "Congratulations! Your wife had twins!" The man says, "What a coincidence! I'm the owner of the Minnesota Twins!" The nurse comes back and says to the third businessman, "Congratulations! Your wife had triplets!" The man says, "What a coincidence! I work for Triple Crown!" The nurse goes away. The nurse comes back and sees the fourth businessman alone on the bench crying. She asks, "Why are you crying"? The man replies, "I work for Seven Up"!!

The Bibles A pastor concluded his church was in serious financial trouble. He discovered several cartons of new bibles in the vestry. So the next Sunday he asked for volunteers to sell the bibles for $10 each. Jack, Paul and Louie volunteered. The minister knew that Jack and Paul were salesmen, but Louie always kept quiet because of his speech impediment. The following Sunday he asked Jack, "Well, Jack, how did you make out?" Jack replied, "I sold 20 bibles, and here's the $200." Paul said, "I sold 28 bibles and here's $280." Louie passed him a large envelope. "What is this? Louie, there's $3200 in here! Are you telling us you sold 320 bibles for the church in just one week?" “That's impossible!" both Jack and Paul said in unison.” Louie stammered. "A-a-a-all I-I-I s-s-said wa-wa-was, w-w-wwould y-y-y-you l-l-l-l-l-like t-t-to b-b-b-buy th-th-th-this b-b-b-b-bible f-f-for t-t-ten bb-b-bucks ------o-o-o-or-------- wo-wo-would yo-you j-j-j-just l-like m-m-me t-t-to st-ststand h-h-here and r-r-r-r-r-read it t-to y-y-

Destinations I told my wife to spin the globe, put her finger on it and wherever it lands that will be the holiday destination. ”Ooooo!” she says excitedly, ”Looks like its the Caribbean!.” ”Great !” I replied,”Now lets see where I’m going.”

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The Almeria Focus - October 2012  

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

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