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Contents One Year On .....................................................................…...10 Focus on Local News …................…………................................…….12 So Now You Know ..................................................................................26 The Cash Buyers ........................................................................28 Changing the Clocks .....................................................................30 Taking Stock ............................................................................32 The First 1,000 Days ......................................................................34 Useful Numbers .................................................................................35 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................36 What’s On ..................................................................................83 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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& games” aspect now, it is also the eve or vigil before November 1st, “All Saints Day” a big date in the Catholic calendar, and a national fiesta date. Flowers and candles are taken to cemeteries, and the plaques are spruced up, to remember loved ones and family members who have died. By the evening the cemeteries take on a magical appearance with hundreds of candles. On the next day, a Saturday this year, it is “All Souls Day” when church services remember all the dead souls, not Even now, there is still major damage to municipal just friends and family. utility services such as sewage treatment plants and the Pulpí sports centre. The desalination plant between Palomares and Villaricos was opened in 2011 to provide potable and irrigation water “for today and tomorrow”. It cost 76 million euros with a 23 million EU grant. Flood damage put it out of action and the repair bill is estimated at 20 million euros. his September, the “S” seems to have stood for “sticky”, with high humidity levels. September 28th was the first anniversary of the devastating floods at Pueblo Laguna, Puerto Rey, Cuevas and Pulpí. Like the date of the Lorca earthquakes, hundreds of people will remember for ever how they were affected by the floods, or try to forget. 63 million euros have been paid out by the Spanish disaster insurance consortium.

As regards fiesta dates, Wednesday, October 9th is “Valencia Day”, a holiday in Valencia province. Many people come from there to this region hoping for a last sunny break before winter. If they take the following Thursday and Friday off, Saturday, October 12th is a national “red” fiesta, so they could stay for the weekend. October 12th is a complicated fiesta. In years gone by it was “Día de Cristóbal Colón” (Christopher Columbas day). Revelations that he was probably Italian, not Spanish, turned this fiesta into “Día de la Hispanidad” (Hispanic day). It is also the religious fiesta of “Nuestra Señora del Pilar” (Mary, virgin of the pillar), patron saint of the Guardia Civil police. They have their own celebrations with parades in many cities. Huércal-Overa has its own fiesta the following week with carnival parades, a bullfight, and concerts on October 18th and 19th (See ‘What’s on’ guide). The normal firework display closes the event. Thursday, October 31st is of course “Hallowe’en Night”, also known as “All Hallows Eve”, originally a Celtic pagan event. It was believed on this night that the living world and the dead world overlapped and bad spirits might appear. People wore masks to try and please the spirits. Apart from the “fun

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Unfortunately, the “Extreme 40s” sailing event will not return to Almería port for the second year running. It was a major event from 2009-2011. Squabbles over who paid their share of the money needed to host the event in 2012 resulted in the organizers dropping Almería as a venue. It was a good tourist attraction, apart from all the crews, organizers, support staff and fans staying in Almería hotels. The televised event is seen in over 100 countries. Hopefully, the now dynamic Almería tourist department will try to get it back in 2014. The clocks go back one hour at 3am Spanish time on October 27th. There are very serious proposals that Spain might adopt Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the same as in the UK and Portugal. We explain the reasons for this in a following article. If this is adopted the Spanish clocks might have to be put back one hour twice, or not go forward!

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are available for English clients. The aim of the clinic is that patients in the surrounding area with private health insurers that they collaborate with, do not have to travel long distances to other private centres or hospitals.

Consumer organizations in Almería such as “UCA/UCE” (Unión de Consumidores de Almería) are very concerned about the “quick cash” offers that are heavily pushed on Spanish TV commercials, as in the UK. The companies offering these services are not regulated by the Bank of Spain and “UCA/UCE” advise considerable caution in applying for loans. They warn that the interest rates are extremely high. Many companies offer a bank transfer in anything from 15 minutes to 24 hours and with amounts up to 6,000 euros. An identity document is required, along with a bill showing the address of the applicant and a bank a/c, but nothing else. Typical interest rates start at 20%-25%, but often are not fully explained. Even borrowing 100 euros for 30 days can result in 135 euros having to be repaid in interest and administration costs. Borrowing 2,000 euros for 24 months on one website requires 25 monthly repayments of 100 euros and a final repayment of ‘Bankia’ & ‘Bancaja’ 16 euros. The total cost of the 24 month 2,000 euros As a condition of the EU bail out of banks in Spain, when 36 billion euros were advanced out of the total loan becomes 2,516 euros. provision (if needed) of 100 billion euros, stringent “ITV” Tests cuts in bank offices and staffing were demanded. The 8 “ITV” (MOT) centres in Almería province have ‘Bankia’ are to shut 70% of the existing branches in carried out 138,000 tests in 2013 up to the end of Andalucía from 187 to 58. As many as 4,500 staff June. 64% were cars, 25% vans and lorries, and the may be cut nationally through redundancy or pruning. rest scooters or motorbikes. 25% of all vehicles tested Staff to be kept on are reported to have to agree failed the first inspection. Follow up tests for a to cuts in salaries of up to 40%. The ‘Bancaja’ chain second or third time brought the total inspections of banks was absorbed by ‘Bankia’ some time ago. It up to 174,000. Vehicles pronounced un-roadworthy has now been announced that the ‘Bancaja’ branch have to be left at the “ITV” station to be transported in Mojácar will be closed down, along with 9 other from there on a recovery vehicle. 79,000 vehicles ‘Bankia’ owned branches in Almería province. Existing had important defects that require the vehicle to customers need to visit the branch as soon as possible be driven directly to a repair facility and left there to discuss the future handling of their accounts. until fixed. The fine for having no current certificate is 200 euros, but no points are deducted from a False Insurance Claims driving licence. This is because with company vehicles One feature of the present economic climate is that or fleet owners there is no single driving licence to the number of false claims for robbery of personal or commercial goods covered by insurance has take points off. increased dramatically. Up to the end of June, some New Clinic 150 such frauds were detected by the police in A new healthcare clinic, “Euroclínicas de Almería province. The fraudulent reported robbery Especialidades” has opened in Vera at no. 45 Calle of an expensive mobile ‘phone is one of the most del Mar. This private patient clinic aims to provide a common claims. Police in Almería province want the consultancy in various branches of medicine, and cost of wasted police time, and court proceedings surgical treatment for minor problems. Translators where a person is charged with fraud, to be borne

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Focus on Local News by the person involved. This cost can in some cases on a grand scale. “Hacienda” is being pressurized to amount to 800 euros. Their intention is that when speedily complete their submissions. a fraudulent claim results in a court case, the cost is detailed and can be passed on to the fraudster by the court. In the cases of very severe fraudulent claims, usually involving large sums of money, or a “stolen” vehicle, a custodial sentence can be handed down. Apart from recouping money for the police and courts, it is hoped that faced with this possibility less false claims will be made.

Tough Luck! In order to clean out various channels at the base of the Cuevas reservoir, a controlled discharge of water took place recently. This is considered necessary to help purify the remaining water. Unfortunately, the dirty discharge swamped the sports canal that is now run by a private company and offers various activities. The operators have been told that any water based activities have to be suspended for 2 months. As a consequence, various bookings have had to be cancelled or re-scheduled. The company concerned are not impressed, but have been told that the quality of water used for both agriculture and domestic use is a priority. At a recent council meeting in Cuevas, councillors complained that no information regarding the completion of the new Galasa treatment plant at the reservoir to combat the harmful micro-chemicals was available.

“Caso Poniente” In October 2009, various specialized police forces raided El Ejido town hall, the “PA” political headquarters, and a “multi-service” company ‘Elsur’. They arrested 20 people in the largest fraud and corruption case in Almería province, called “Caso Poniente”. All town hall employees were obliged to speedily leave their desks and offices and were escorted outside. At present the case has not come to court. Anticorruption authorities and the courts blame this on incomplete paperwork and reports from technicians at “Hacienda”, the Spanish tax authority. Juan Enciso, the then mayor of El Ejido, was arrested and initially put in prison along with various other heads and family members of companies that are alleged to have carried out fraud

Sardines at the Adra fish auction

The Sardine Invasion In stark contrast to the two large and rotting strange fish washed up on the beaches at Villaricos and Adra recently, Aguadulce marina recently witnessed an invasion of millions of sardines. A very large shoal swam right into the port on September 19th. Scuba divers and their craft suddenly found they were totally surrounded. The port has very clean and clear water, and this was given as one of the reasons why the sardines were not put off by murky water. The other explanation from seasoned fishermen related to the position of the sun and moon. This phenomenon has been seen before on a smaller scale before the last full moon of summer at Roquetas port entrance as well.

UK Ex-Pats Andalucía has seen a large increase in UK ex-pats in the last few years, growing from 100,000 in 1998 to 750,000 in 2012. Out of the six places with the highest proportion, five of them are in Almería province. Arboleas has a UK percentage of 68% of the population, Partaloa some 62%, and Mojácar 61%. Bédar and Los Gallardos also figure in this list. Other statistics show the average age to be 56 in Arboleas, 55 in Partoloa and 49 in Mojácar. Average ages in Bédar and Los Gallardos are 55 & 52 respectively. In other places such as Níjar, some 42% of all inhabitants are non-Spanish. In contrast, as many of them work in agriculture, the average age is 30.

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Focus on Local News continued More Panther News On September 24th, two workers on the land at Castala near Gádor reported seeing what they believed was the famous “black panther”, first seen some 10 kilometres away in Berja during August. Following the sightings in Berja, various police and environment agents set up a large operation with night vision cameras and baited traps to try and catch the animal alive. They saw and caught nothing, except for sightings of wild boars, foxes and other small animals feeding in the cages. A new search was begun following the latest claim, but a possible footprint was more like that of a large dog. The police and other officials do not think that the various sightings are a complete hoax, but the very puzzling feature is that no attacks on poultry, sheep, or goats have been reported; nor the remains of any livestock or other animal found. Panthers are not known as being vegetarians!

in all of Andalucía, along with 13 other places in Spain. The association “Los pueblos más bonita de España” (the prettiest towns in Spain) chose Mojácar after a rigorous competition. The presentation of the award and the unveiling of an official plaque was carried out on October 20th. Seen as a major boost to tourism, the mayoress reminded the Mojácar population that every effort must be made uphold this special status. The Spanish awards are part of an international group of selected towns receiving the same accolade. This award will give Mojácar a prominent place in both national and international awareness.

Seat Belts Since the Spanish driver points system was introduced in July 2006, 16,000 drivers have been fined for not wearing seat belts with the loss of 55,600 points off licences in Almería province. A new campaign to concentrate on the wearing of seat belts and use of child seats took place in September. Safety studies show that 75% of all drivers and passengers who were thrown out of a vehicle because of not wearing safety belts, suffer very serious injuries or death. It is considered that in Almería province during the last two years, 16 people were killed following accidents for this reason. Police are also trying to hammer home the message that airbags on their own do not prevent serious injuries. They are only fully effective if the driver or passenger is wearing a seat belt as well. The release of airbags without a seat belt in place can also cause injuries.

Mojácar Award Since the majority ‘PP’ party in Mojácar took office in 2011 they have received many brick-bats for policies seen by the public and opposition councillors as a waste of money or effort. Despite this, the mayoress of Mojácar, Rosa María Cano, was delighted when, along with Lucainena de las Torres, Mojácar was singled out as one of the two prettiest towns

Garrucha fish auction

Mercadona Fish From last July as part of a new policy, the supermarket chain Mercadona has been purchasing fish daily from the fish auctions at Adra, Almería and Garrucha port. The wide variety of fish purchased is intended to be on the supermarket fish counters in the 33 supermarkets in Almería province within one and a half to two hours maximum from the auction time. Now fish from these ports is to be made available to many more of the 1,400 supermarkets including Madrid. The policy here is that from their major distribution centre in Guadix, fresh fish is on sale within a maximum of 12 hours. Putting unsold fish in refrigeration is considered unsatisfactory, and supermarket staff are encouraged to competitively price the fish to sell out during the opening hours. Mercadona will buy other fish on the same policy from other Spanish ports. This new policy is considered a major boost

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Bilingual Arboleas now has a new nursery where children up to the age of 3 can be enrolled and receive a bilingual Spanish and English training. The nursery is close to the Pedro Gilabert museum and has places for 81 children. By means of an internet connection available for suitable mobile ‘phones known as “Programa Babybook” parents can observe their children in real time whilst at the nursery. Although strictly speaking the enrolment period finished last April for the 2013/2014 year, parents can still apply for places for their children if there are any vacancies. This can be done by contacting the nursery on 950 620 606 or the web page www.elsaliente.com. The director of the nursery, Rosa Pastor, considers that at this age children are like a sponge and can take in bilingual information without it seeming like work, using all the aids normally found in a Spanish nursery, both verbally, and through images, photos and videos.

The Future in Spain? Traffic authorities and courts in Spain are studying a new revolutionary tool now used in Belgium to combat drink driving. People who come before the Belgium courts where the loss of their licence is of crucial importance in their work can opt for a special device to be fitted in their cars instead. Known as “Alcolock”, cars can be fitted with the equivalent of a mini breathalyzer that determines whether the car can be started or immobilized. The cost involved is a mere 3,500 euros, for the initial installation, and a further annual replacement of parts and maintenance cost of 1,000 euros. In Belgium, the prevalence of drink driving is most severe in the age group 40-50 years. Although designed to be completely foolproof, one of the problems is that a passenger or third person could obtain a positive result by using the driver alcohol meter instead of the real driver. In Belgiumc young drivers seem more aware of the dangers and penalties from drink driving, but they are unlikely to be able to come up with the cost involved for this device.

Mortgage and Loan Debts The Bank of Spain has calculated that up to the end of July, “bad” debts from mortgages reached 28.6 billion euros. This refers to the mortgage payments that have been stopped by persons in extreme financial problems, with little chance of any more payments being made. Although this is only 5% of all the money lent out on mortgages in total, it is the highest since 1998 when figures were first calculated. Unemployment is of course, the main problem for mortgage holders. Apart from this, money loaned by banks to property developers who have gone bust, or only just staggering along, come to 198 billion euros. This is 32% of the money lent, so 1 euro in every 3 that was lent out is a bad debt. At present, both these figures for home mortgages and developer debts are expected to increase. The Bank of Spain is also looking at the re-financed loans where banks have given longer repayment terms for developers. They are to classify them as “substandard” so not too bad, or “dire” where repayment is still highly doubtful.

Las Vegas Sands casino in Hong Kong

No Smoking? Present regulations in Spain ban smoking in enclosed public areas such as bars, restaurants, shops and cinemas. No less a person than the Spanish Minister for Health, Ana Mato, is now proposing a slight change. This is because the ‘Eurovegas’ hotel and casino project planned for Madrid has always requested that smoking must be allowed in their six large casinos that are part of the enormous project. The operator, ‘Las Vegas Sands’, plans to invest 17

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Focus on Local News continued billion euros over a 13 year period on a site in Madrid. 250,000 workers would be needed for the construction work alone. Ana Mato is hinting that the benefits to health of a no-smoking ban “may” have to be balanced by the economic benefits in this case. This part proposal is causing intense controversy between health officials and organizations such as hotel owners throughout Spain. They also want the complete no-smoking ban to be modified for them. The Spanish National Committee for the Prevention of Smoking has pointed out that in many US states there is a ban on smoking in casinos there as well, and asks “Health at what price”?

An End to “Roaming”

The EU have decreed that from July 2014 telecommunication companies cannot charge extra amounts of money for calls on mobiles when in another member state, known as a “roaming” charges. They also intend that persons using a mobile from one member state must have the option to use another provider whilst in a different EU country if that tariff is cheaper, and the maximum that can be charged is to be 19 céntimos plus IVA per minute. They also state that a surcharge on fixed telephone lines for EU calls will be prohibited. The charge for a call within a member state, say from Almería to Madrid within Spain, has to be the same for a call to Reduced Charges other EU numbers. This change will be progressively The EU agreed last July on limits for the commission introduced by 2016. charged when debit or credit card transactions were made. The implementation of this regulation throughout all member states may take two years. Spain wants to reduce these charges as soon as possible, and even as soon as 2014. The Secretary of State for Commerce, Jaime García-Legaz, intends to regulate the commission from a typical 0.7% for debit cards down to 0.2%, and for credit cards from 0.8% to 0.3%. The overall reduction in commission charges would be 60% less. The Spanish Commerce Committee representing traders thinks that a varying commission rate should be introduced, that depends on the monetary amount of the transaction. Consumer organizations applaud these proposals, of course. Inauguration of the Almería to Seville flights

Community Work In 1992, the idea of community work for minors came into being in Spain as an alternative to time spent in a young offenders centre. In 2007, this was introduced as well for many traffic offences, instead of a short prison term. Some 90% of all penalties for traffic offences apart from just a fine, involve a period of community service, including some drink driving offences. Hours of work are chosen to impinge the least on normal work hours if they are in employment. Other minor offences for a variety of reasons are now dealt with by the courts in the same way. The community workers, although receiving no wages, are temporally covered by Social Security in case of accidents if they have no normal cover

Almería to Seville In 2009, the Junta de Andalucía (the governing body for Almería province), obtained permission from the Ministry of Transport to subsidize ‘Air Nostrum’ flights from Almería to Seville. This reduced a very long road journey to a flight of 50 minutes. These flights started in January 2010 with a contract term of 4 years; so it runs out in January 2014. The Junta are going to ask for the contract to be renewed as a continuing public service need. The average passenger occupancy has fluctuated around 47% throughout most of the months, but was 51% this June. This is considered excellent by the airline, and relates to 17,000 passengers in the first six months

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Focus on Local News continued of this year. At present there are two flights Monday to Friday in both directions, at 7am and 8pm from Almería and flights at 8.40am and 9.30pm from Seville with a reduced service at weekends. If the flights are continued, bids may have to be obtained from other airlines who decide they would like to take over the flights. ‘Air Nostrum’ will almost certainly bid again. .The Almería Drone Unmanned aircraft known as “drones” have hardly ever been used in Spain for any type of use. In many other countries, including the EU, they are used for border controls, following forest fires at night with infra-red cameras, or for military use. Despite this, there is a major company in Barcelona that manufacture these types of aircraft, with a large market in other countries. Recently the advantages of drones were demonstrated at Almería airport. This was for consideration as part of an EU program known as “Perseus”, encouraging these drones to be used for border control. Illegal immigration by sea from Morocco and other nearby African countries is still big problem for the Guardia Civil police and the Spanish coast guards. There is a sea system known as “SIVE” that employs sensors off the Almería and Malaga coasts, but the modern trend is for perhaps 8 or 9 people to set off in an inflatable craft that is only the size of those used for recreational use at beaches. These are much more difficult to spot. The drone used spent two hours in the air and there was a simulated illegal immigrant inflatable, along with coast guard vessels, in the Mar de Alborán sea. The drone proved that detection was much easier, and exact co-ordinates in real time could be transmitted to coast guard vessels, without a normal spotter aircraft being launched. They can also operate at night. Other tests along the coast are planned to take place in coming weeks.

Not In 2024 Spain is still licking their wounds after they were eliminated in the first voting round for the 2020 Olympic Games venue. There were high hopes that a European venue would be chosen after the next 2016 games in Brazil. It has been announced consequently that Spain will not put themselves

forward for consideration for the 2024 games. This is not just sour grapes, because Paris and Berlin are likely venues for the 2024 event. Ana Botella, the mayoress of Madrid, has stated that money that was envisaged for the modernization of various sites in Madrid would still be made available for some of the projects, and Madrid would therefore have improved facilities for international sport in any case. The mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, has added fuel to the flames by stating that if Barcelona had been the city in Spain for the 2020 games they would have come here instead of Tokyo! The cost of the Spanish submission has yet to be published, but there are assurances that it was cost effective, and less money has been spent than in the 2016 unsuccessful bid!

Reverend Pauline Williams Church of England chaplains in areas such as our own are appointed by the Dean of Gibraltar. The Reverend Pauline Williams was appointed on September 12th, at a service in the St. Pasqual, Agua de Enmedio, Anglican Church in Mojácar. She is the priest in charge of the Costa de Almería and Costa Cálida regions. Initially her timetable is taking Eucharist at Mojácar every Sunday at 11am; at Albox on the last Thursday of the month, again at 11am; at Costa Cabana on the first Saturday of the month at 12.30am in the Community Centre; and at Roquetas on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11.30am in ‘Burty's bar’ in Avenida Playa Serena.. She will also take Evensong at Albox on the second Sunday of the month at 6pm.

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Focus on Local News continued “AVE” News The missing links in the line from Murcia to Almería regarding the “AVE” (High speed train line) have many of them finally approved, according to latest information given by the Spanish rail authority “ADIF”. The next step is the awarding of contracts for the work to be put in motion. We deal with these latest plans in an article.

Fuller Terms The Junta de Andalucía (the governing body for Almería province), has announced that new legislation will be passed to ensure mortgage conditions are fully spelt out and not hidden in the small print. In particular, the interest rates must be clear, and the inclusion of “abusive” conditions will be prohibited. This will apply to the minimum interest rates charged, (known as “floor” rates) that has been a major feature of recent EU and National court judgments, and caused hardship to many mortgage holders by being artificially high. Many banks abandoned these punitive

rates on May 9th when the written summary of a Spanish High Court case in March concluded that these were unjust and artificially high. The judgment was sent to all mortgage lenders. Future quotes for mortgages will have to be personalized to each client and not just a standard blurb that may be unclear. The period when a prospective mortgage applicant can study the terms and get other quotes (the cooling off period) will be 30 days instead of the present 15 days. The Junta cannot dictate how banks apply their lending criteria, but these regulations come under the heading of consumer rights. Banks will also not have the right to ask for a life insurance premium or a house insurance policy to be taken out from the same bank if a client has not agreed this. Consumers will have the right to shop around. Early next year it is also intended that notaries, where a mortgage is part of the sale and purchase contract, must report and eliminate abusive clauses. Notaries and lenders will be fined if such clauses exist in the contracts and no action is taken.

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So Now You Know... Cannabis or Marijuana Marijuana has been used as an agent for achieving euphoria since ancient times, particularly in China, and also as a medicinal herb. Its use spread from China to India and then to N Africa and reached Europe at least as early as A.D. 500. It became a major crop in colonial North America where marijuana (hemp) was grown as a source of fibre. It was extensively cultivated during World War II when Asian sources of hemp were cut off. In the 1950s - 60s it was used by students and "hippies" in particular, and smoking cannabis became a symbol of rebellion against authority. Although classed as a “controlled substance” in many countries, it can be prescribed to combat conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

Land Speed Record Verified land speed records are now 115 years old. In 1898,Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat of Paris drove his car through a measured kilometer at an average speed of 39.24 mph. The 100 mph barrier was broken in 1904 by another Frenchman. (Sir) Michael Campbell drove the Napier-Campbell Bluebird to 174.9 mph in 1927 and 301 mph in 1935. In 1997, Andy Green, an RAF fighter pilot, driving for Richard Noble in the Thrust SSC broke the sound barrier at Mach 1.02 at 763 mph. Rocket propelled vehicles are being designed to go over 1,000 mph, but at present the Thrust SSC holds the world record. The ever present problem is to prevent these vehicles from becoming airborne.

Tower Cranes Very high cranes known as tower cranes were developed in the 1960s to 70s for construction work. Limited access on building sites meant that a tall mast fixed to the ground took up minimum space. Sometimes the mast was built up within a lift shaft. A long swinging jib at the top with moveable counterbalances meant that a wide area could be fed with materials. The drivers cab became invariably sited at the top of the mast. “Kangaroo” tower cranes feature hydraulic jacks that allow extra vertical sections to be added at the top or bottom. The crane’s height then keeps pace with the building. Quite often, a smaller crane has to be lifted up to help dismantle the tower crane when work is completed.

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Banknotes The first recorded use of paper money was in the 7th century in China. However, the practice did not become widespread in Europe for nearly 1000 years. In the 16th century, the goldsmith-bankers began to accept deposits, make loans and transfer funds. They gave paper receipts for gold coins deposited with them, promising to pay back the gold on demand. In 1694, the Bank of England was established in order to raise money for King William III’s war against France. The deposit notes now promised to pay “the bearer”, so they could be circulated by traders. “Notes” for smaller amounts followed and by 1914 the Treasury issued 10 shilling and 1 pound notes. The Bank of England took this over in 1928.

Nudist Clubs The first nudist club in the UK was established in Wickford, Essex in 1924. Members were carefully selected by a committee. By 1943 there were a number of so-called "sun clubs" and together they formed the ‘British Sunbathers Association’. A rival association joined them in 1964 and they became the ‘Central Council for British Naturism’. The first official naturist beach was opened at Fairlight Glen in Covehurst Bay near Hastings in 1978, followed later by beaches at Brighton and Fraisthorpe and in 1980 at Bridlington. General acceptance of naturism led to a great number of clubs or coastal campsites, and many more beaches. Eventually, international hotels were opened, such as Vera Beach Hotel.

Strimmers The “string trimmer” was invented in the early 1970s by George Ballas of Houston, Texas. He conceived the idea while watching the revolving action of the cleaning brushes in an automatic car wash. His first trimmer was made by attaching pieces of heavyduty fishing line to a popcorn can bolted to a motor. He called this the "Weed Eater", since it chewed up the grass and weeds around trees. It works on the principle that if a line or cord is spun fast enough in its housing centrifugal force makes it stiff. Even round-section nylon line was found able to cut grass and some woody plants quite well. Powerful cutters use an extruded shape chord, like a star, that helps the line slash heavy material.

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raditionally, buying a property went hand in hand euros, particularly apartments in coastal areas, are with obtaining a mortgage. More than 90% of the ones in demand. purchases were made with loans. In Spain this has now changed dramatically. UK persons lead the list, followed by purchasers from Holland, Belgium, France, and in some areas, In the UK, the building societies were the main Russians. This is an increasing trend in many source of a money loan for a property purchase. provinces, including Almería. Estate agents now Loans were often based on a multiplication of three have to be able to converse and cater for clients times an annual salary over 25 years. Nobody saw of these nationalities, in order not to lose out. this as a problem as both rising salaries and house Alicante, apart from a 24hr airport, now has an prices meant that buyers could easily pay off one “AVE” (high speed train) link to Madrid and Barcelona. loan, and take on another one as they moved up Non-Spanish buyers have now risen to over 50%. the property ladder. Property values were always Many purchases throughout Spain were made at much more than the mortgage amount. the end of 2012 before the “IVA” (VAT) tax on new properties jumped up from January 1st this year. In Spain, the equivalent of building societies are the “Cajas” or “Caixas”, and they were much slower than mainline banks in jumping on the mortgage bandwagon. In the construction boom, banks lent 100% mortgages, based on a high valuation, over a period of up to 40 years or more. Often extra funds to purchase a kitchen if the property did not have one were provided, or even money to buy a car. Unfortunately for the buyers, and eventually the banks, this has now gone horribly wrong for millions of mortgage holders. With property prices tumbling, mortgage amounts are quite often greatly in excess of the property value on the open market. Now, only 30% of property purchases in Spain involve an associated mortgage. The other 70% are cash buyers. Having got badly burnt fingers, banks and “cajas” are much more wary of new mortgages, now requiring much higher deposits and reduced lending. With property prices at an all time low, and often only 50% of their value in the boom years, purchasers are becoming people who can come up with ready cash. Lack of confidence in banks in general has meant that Spanish people with savings built up over the years are buying property as a long term investment, or to get rental income in the short term. Increasingly, parents with savings are helping their sons or daughters to buy a home. Also, some 20% of cash buyers are now non-Spanish nationalities, although some borrow money in their own country. Properties being sold for 70-100,000

July and August have traditionally been months when property purchases fell off, with regard to the rest of the year. Many estate agents have experienced something of a boom in these months in 2013. The recent new regulations regarding nonEU purchasers are also having an effect. Buyers from Russia, China, or other countries, can now obtain a two year residents permit if they buy a single property over 500,000 euros, or build this up in a number of purchases. No entitlement to benefits such as health care follow, but purchasers do not have to go back to their native countries to keep renewing short term visas. Some analysts think cash buyers will help halt the property value decline.

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n approximately one month the Spanish parliament will debate the plan that Spanish time goes back one hour to Greenwich Mean Time. This follows the presentation to the Spanish government of a nine month study by over 60 experts in health, safety, industry, education, social trends and related topics. This would change the time in Spain from being one hour in front of GMT or UK time, which has existed for the last 70 years.

make everybody feel “more human”. They consider that the relatively long work hours with the siesta time in the middle, does not help productivity. They also consider that family time and leisure time after work would be increased if the siesta time was shorter, resulting in greater harmony in the home. They say more time spent with children or friends at the end of the day with more interaction would benefit all relationships.

Surveys of Spanish lifestyle have thrown up the frequent complaint that at present the working day allows little contact and interaction between working parents and their children, with detrimental results. This is a direct result of the long siesta times in the middle of the day that will be debated as well, known from a working point of view as “dead time”. Many industrial working days in Spain start at 9am, but in other European countries at 8am. The suggestion is that work should start at 8am GMT in Spain as well. The experts also believe that having a lunch break at 1pm, as is the norm in the UK, greatly suits the biological clock; and this should be adopted too. If the siesta times in Spain were reduced from the two or three hours at present, the working day could finish much earlier. Another consideration is the time when people go to bed, and this relationship to the circadian biological clock. Many people in the UK think that 10.30pm is a time of night when they think seriously about going to bed. In Spain at present, this is considered peak viewing times on TV channels, with many popular programmes starting then. Nuria Chinchilla of the “Centro Internacional del Trabajo y Familia” (International centre for work and family studies) considers that at present Spaniards are effectively suffering from one hour of “jet lag” at least, everyday. She is convinced that this affects the natural heart rhythm, brain activity, stress levels, school absenteeism, and accidents in the home and roads in the evening. Other experts from a Spanish organization for the rationalization of the time in Spain (ARHOE), think that with GMT time, work productivity would increase greatly. It would help with learning in schools, and

If this change to GMT time is adopted, the 60 experts think that a whole review of working hours and the “dead time” in the middle of the day must be considered as well. They agree that this is a very complex subject. One outcome would be that the stock exchanges and some banks would be out of step with other EU countries that still have the one hour difference. At present, with the two hour minimum siesta time in Spain, and with the clocks set at present, there is already a considerable mismatch with other countries anyway, that would be improved. At one stage, the date when clocks went back or forward in Spain and other EU countries compared to the UK was on different dates. At least this was rationalized some years ago. If adopted, UK TV programmes would start at the same time in Spain!

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he completion of the “Alta Velocidad Española” (AVE) high speed train link coming to Almería city from Murcia is still a very hot potato. It is seen as vital by politicians in both Almería province and the Junta de Andalucía, industry, and the Almería port authorities. As regards the overall picture, it forms part of the “Mediterranean Corridor”, an enormous project of some 1,300 kms to join France to Algeciras by rail, for both passenger and goods traffic.

on, with a completion date of 2015. Of the sections from Murcia to Pulpí, four of them are now ready to be put out to tender, with the station at Lorca subject to an ongoing study. The line from Murcia to the Almería border is 76 km long, and another 108 km from there to Almería city. So far only four sections here of the twelve have been started and completed, known as the Vera-Los Arejos sections. This has needed major expenditure as extensive tunneling had to be done.

The EU see high speed rail projects as a vital necessity and are heavily subsidizing the cost of a whole series of rail links in various EU states on a payment by results basis. The 1,300 km France to Algeciras line has a total budget of 53 billion euros. Where the line will go from Almería city to Granada, and whether it will continue along the coast to Motril, or go inland, are far from settled. As far as the Murcia-Almería link is concerned, the project has been split into a number of distinct sections. From Murcia to the border with Almería province there are eight sections, with another twelve from there to the new station in Almería city. To get to Murcia, a connection is needed from Alicante. Apart from new stations in both Murcia and Almería there will be another station at Lorca, and a smaller one serving this area, opposite the petrol station on the road from Las Buganvillas to Vera. Reduced spending by the Spanish central government and “ADIF”, the rail authority, has meant that a completion date for the arrival of the ‘AVE’ in Almería city has been steadily slid from 2014 to a “possible” date of 2020. Meetings of politicians and pressure groups from this area with the authorities in Madrid have not at present born much fruit. A recent question in the Spanish parliament from politicians here as to the existing estimates of future expenditure and completion of all the studies and costings, has resulted in some soothing replies but no concrete promises. All the sections between Alicante and Murcia are now being worked

Load testing at the Barranco de los Gafarillos viaduct

The latest information is that another seven of the twelve sections now have all the studies and technical projects completed. Only the plans for the station at Vera are not finalized as this is now subject to further revision. Politicians here have a slight fear that perhaps the Vera station is no longer as definite as has been assured up to now. In 2013, some 100 million euros is allocated for Almería province, mainly for minor completion work on the four sections now 99% complete, and to finance some technical studies. As of the end of September, only 14 million euros has been forthcoming. In late 2013 when the budgets for 2014 are published there is at present an assurance that “some” work in Almería province will be put out to tender and started. Money available is the whole key to any more work. The future location of the station in Almería city is still far from settled.

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he 20th International Nutrition Congress was recently held in Granada. Reports and studies by experts on diet and nutrition were presented from many countries including Spain. Some of the findings are very thought provoking, and in many cases quite surprising.

milk, but this is a good thing. Accelerated growth during the first two years of a child’s life is shown to result in a 30% more chance of later life obesity, and is borne out by studies in EU countries, including Spain, started in the 60s. Professor Koletzko says that the worst scenario is an underfed foetus and an overfed young child.

One of the major topics addressed the diet and nutritional needs of babies whilst in the wombs of pregnant mothers and following birth up to the age of two. This 1,000 day period is now considered to be of extreme importance, with a considerable influence on obesity, heart disease and diabetes in later life. This is not just during the life of one person. Studies over three generations directly link bad diet in the very early years of a grandmother to a future effect in her own children, and even grandchildren, through their inherited traits. Professor Koletzko from Munich University is an acknowledged export on nutrition in very young children. At the congress he confirmed that his research proved the first 1,000 days of life to be undoubtedly the most important period of any life. A foetus in the womb doubles its weight every few days, and tissue and organ development is more rapid than any increase following birth. He urges pregnant women not to fall into the trap that they are eating for two people, but rather that they have to eat with themselves and the foetus in mind. He advises that an obese pregnant woman, or one who over eats, will have this reflected in the good health of their new born baby. Women, in his opinion, should try hard to lose excess weight before conception. During pregnancy, only a 10% increase in “good” calories from a healthy diet is needed. The healthy diet is of extreme importance, along with some physical activity, and these give adequate nourishment, with the baby being born at an ideal weight. He considers that the popular view from grandparents that they want their grandchildren ideally to be “chubby” is quite wrong!

Another expert, Dr. Juan Rivera, from Mexico has led many studies in Latin American countries with a link to Spain. He thinks that obesity is now almost a world wide epidemic, with serious repercussions. He states that one of the reasons is that in countries where the healthy Mediterranean diet has previously been followed by the majority of the population, is now receding. High fat foods, or convenience foods, are now a big problem. He advocates a return to healthy food eaten round a table at specific times of the day, not continual snacking. In Mexico, Argentina and Chile it is now quite normal that even very young children grow up drinking sugar rich drinks instead of a large water intake. In Mexico, an average of 165 litres of sugar rich drinks are consumed every year by children or young adults. The extra calories consumed are not needed, and Breastfeeding is also stressed as being ideal during 50 or 60 extra calories a day will definitely result the first year of life. Mother’s milk results in a baby in obesity, increased liability to heart related diseases, often putting on less weight that if fed on formula or diabetes. Food for thought!

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

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY See also Solar Almería Green Energy (Arboleas) …...958 003391 / 628 872334 Biomass Pellets ...................................950 452919 / 673 784050 Simón (Recycling Cooking Oils) ……………............….697 126083

AMUSEMENT and GAMBLING MACHINES Cafeteria Bellagio (Mojácar Playa) ...........………….. 950 472323

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

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

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

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

El Pinar Bar El Pinar ........................................634 363834 / 634 397559

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Huércal-Overa i-Café Bar ……………….....................................……950 135039 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 New Home from Home (Blinds) ...................634 319656 / 950 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ..................................................627 Plisse Blind Repairs (Mark) …….............……………..673 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.9)..................627 907207 / 634 Speedyfit (See p.4) ..................................................600

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Apolo ……………................................................……600 495182 098959 El Naranjo ….......................................................……950 398799 634533 Meson Verfran ………...................................................637 810143 919025 Mojácar 032776 + Q’ Bocata …………........................................……..950 808082 Alvaron …….........................................671 275185 / 637 546581 La Hortichuela Sopranos (formerly Divas) .................620 166719 / 657 443791 Ancla Bar …………...............................................…..622 448778 Arriba ................................................950 615591 / 654 595826 Las Buganvillas Badger’s ....................................................................950 478525 La Colonial ……………….........................................….636 140307 Bar Esencial ...............................................................618 826092

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Bar Isabel ...................................................................950 475941 Bar Med ...................................................................666 140901 Bar Mesón Felipe San Bernabe …......950 475966 / 631 301368 Beachcomber ..............................................................950 473099 Big Fat Momma’s .......................................................634 315720 Burladero ……..........................................................950 615041 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472323 Cafetería Dolce …….................................................950 475178 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Cantina Don Pancho ................................................950 472543 Capri (See p.11)...........................................................950 615067 Captain's Tapas Bar & Restaurant..................................617 477797 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Chirin Bola ............................................………………609 407155 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 El Toro .....................................................................622 456560 Enrico ...................................................950 472995 / 634 899515 Jazz Life Café (Mojácar Pueblo) ........................…….647 724367 Koi ….........................................................................950 615452 La Mar Salada .........................................................950 472181 La Parata (See p.6).....................................................950 478186 La Peseta ……….....................................…………….950 472292 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ....................................647 724367 Los Amigos ………….....................................……….950 478489 Mana del Cielo ....................................950 472154 / 697 225625 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Mojo’s ..............................................950 615230 / 674 113218 Pastis (French) ..........................................................950 091827 Playa Macenas Bar Terraza …..................……………626 165107 Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625 103672 Rusty Nail …………....................................................950 472786 The Blue Lagoon ........................................................600 829518 The Crazy Cow ….............……………697 465620 / 634 386140 The Emerald Isle .......................................……...…..673 104250 The Irish Rover (See p.33)......................................950 473135 The Kimrick ……….......…...................................……950 475198 The Lemon Lounge .............................................….950 472659 The Loft …..........................................950 472432 / 690 756196 Trufibar .....................................................................646 515708 Valery Music .............................................................950 615537 Viva …......................................................…………….637 270594

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

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

Vera Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 La Amistad …………….….......................................…666 622085 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 Bar Oasis …….............................................................950 888476 La Buena Mesa ……............................950 467222 / 610 356387 Centro Plaza ................................................................950 618614 La Peperina ................................................................677 420243 La Dulce Casa ….................................................…….950 467768 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682

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Mis Amigos …….................................................…….671 608498 Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 073598 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 Piedra Amarilla, Partaloa Jet’s Bar La Plaza .................................................…950 467590 Yellow Stone Bar ......................................................634 332178 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 467777 Pueblo Laguna / Vera Beach Los Conteros ..............................................................950 467582 Bar Dolar ....................................................................950 132015 Taberna Cristina ...........................................................693 743791 Bar Millionaire Sports Bar ……............950 617467 / 637 255978

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BARS (BEACH BARS) Aku Aku (Mojácar) ...............................950 478981 / 607 347612 Ankara (Mojácar) ......................................................950 473042 Chiringuito Manacá (Mojácar) .....................................600 045599 El Cid (Mojácar) .......................................................950 472063 El Patio (Mojácar) ........................................................629 287265 Lola Bbme (Mojácar) ……………………950 472121 / 622 484580 Lola Bbme (Palomares) ……………….634 062350 / 657 303043 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Neo Beach Club (Mojácar) ...........................………..950 473006 Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) (See p.19)...............…616 005387 Playa Blanca (Mojácar) (See p.17)..............................950 473001 Sol y Arena (Mojácar) ..............................................950 478308 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030

Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036 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 Casa Barranca (Huercal Overa) ....... 95 0952947 / 648 250699 Casa Blanca (Ogarite/Oria) ………..............................639 269216 Casa Jasmine (La Alfoquía) ......................................950 449513 Casa Jessica (Turrillas) .................... 697 623201 / 666 394707 Casas Limaria (Arboleas) ..................675 378291 / 950 930190 Casa Los Arcos (Mojácar) …….................................950 473165 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) ..................... 686 400331 Dave & Gilly's B & B (Vera Town) …..........................950 391660 Hostal Villa Rosa (Mojácar) .............................................950 478 290 Las Persianas Azules (Velez Rubio) ..950 068054 / 630 149622 Hostal La Parata (Mojácar) ..................950 472670 / 637 733272 The Palms (Urcal) …………......................................678 832036 Villa Janian (Lijar) ..............................950 064259 / 626 328274

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

BICYCLE HIRE Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 024001 Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 413984 Dazzlem (Vera Playa) ...........................627 818719 / 673 589874 Doltcini (Mojácar) ................................950 092600 / 658 028646

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

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Lufran Bike Sport …………....................................….607 074753 Andy Nash & Son ...............................622 527819 / 661 793418 Mountain Biking Spain …...............……637 831509 / 661 178656 Andy the Builder (Mojácar) .................................... 634 348567 The Bike Shop (Turre) .........................690 695584 / 608 523182 Antas Building Company …..........…..661 075802 / 655 772127 Armadillo ........................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 BICYCLE SALES, Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Construcciones DISACA (Mojácar) ...........................639 817778 MAINTENANCE & CLOTHING Constructions Martinez Moreno (Rambla de Oria) ….696 052044 Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Doltcini (Clothing) (Mojácar) ..............950 092600 / 658 028646 DAGA Construction ……...................................……686 846624 Lufran Bike Sport …………....................................….607 074753 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 The Bike Shop (Turre) ........................ 690 695584 / 608 523182 David Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418

BILLIARD / SNOOKER HALLS CD Snooker Mojácar ............................634 364311 / 609 026526 Pot Black (Antas El Real) ……....................................950 459135

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 Librería Nobel (Vera) ................................................950 392642 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 Mojácar Events

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BOWLING CENTRES (10 pin) Amigos Bowling Centre (Arboleas Ind. Estate) …….950 120269 Ozone Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Deco-house (Ismael) …………....................................670 Elegant Homes Online S.L. .......................................687 BUILDING MATERIALS Garden Works ...........................................................666 (& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc) Genco Construction ...................................................607 Aridos Mojácar S.L. ……..........................................650 914257 Hire a Husband …………............……..677 557 190 / 950 Brico Depôt (Huércal de Almería) …........…………….950 625652 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 Contrucciones Angel Oller (Albox) ...........................950 431453 Jasmine Construction C.B ...................................... 659 Comercial Vera (Vera) ........................902 112236 / 950 393329 Luke Mitchell ...........................................................634 Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028

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BUILDING SERVICES 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 5* Patio …………................................................…..677 A1 Multiservices Costel …….……….....................…617 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 Almeria Builders ……............................................…659 Andalucian Con Co Print .................................….…..628 Andaluz Building Services........... ……950 439094 / 664

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P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 671 318982 PR Building Services ............................608 673681 / 662 422170 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Paul Morrison (Plasterer) (See cover)..634 327201 / 661 129028 Professional Bricklayer ……………........................…..626 730764 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729 Valley Construction ..............…………..665 517643 / 610 905173 Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Fm Fragrances Distributor .........................................662 515669 Catalogue agents .................................950 467769 / 663 558148 Engel & Völkers (Estate Agent franchise).935 154455 / 646 263451 Next Communications ..................................................950 479369

Costa Coches (Mojácar) ........................950 459208 / 950 069272 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864

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

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 Occasion Cupcakes (Velez Rubio) ............................634

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

Europcar ............................................950 615101 / 654 297681 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 626 976973

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

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Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Tikka RentaCar (Mojácar) ............................................950 472662 Victoria Car Hire UK ………............................…….+44 1293 432155

CAR WASH & VALETING Autos Gowi (Garrucha) ........................950 806066 / 607 863939

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Integral Autos (El Real) ...........................................950 459304

CARPENTRY A.N.S.T.E.Y - Carpentry & Joinery ………950 619178 / 687 251629 Inspired Timberwork ...........................950 528779 / 610 988371 James Wildwood ..........................................................634 328574 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 907207 Simon’s Carpentry & Joinery ......................................681 109237 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583

CARPETS See Rugs & Carpets CARPET CLEANING Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939 Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)...........................665 258680

CATALOGUE SHOPPING EPS Direct …......................................950 930554 / 652 580695

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning Elite Cuisine ....................................950 472567 / 610 La Capilla Restaurant (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .......950 Marquee Hire ...........................................................671 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties .....968 485729 / 618 Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600

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Speedy Fit (Cucador) ............................950 438228 / 600 006032

CATTERY

CARAVANS See Mobile Homes CARD SHOPS

Kareclif (Albox) .......................................................677 791165 The Hilton Cattery ............................................950163489

CHILDREN & BABY

Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 600032 Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Albox) ........................950 104345 Occasions (Mojácar Playa) .......................................950 478539 Meditania, Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ...........661 751244 Face painting parties ................................................680 124159 FiFi Flowers (Baby gifts) ...........................................677 146592 Funky Monkeys, Pre school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 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

CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Sammy Sweep ..........…............................…………..619 070839

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 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Wu Zhou (Mojácar) ..................................................950 472145 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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CHIROPODIST Fit Feet (Ann-Marie) .................................................647 415848 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637 209607

CHIROPRACTOR Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 Paul Jensen ...............................................................950 460953

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS Anna (Tarot) ………..........................................………670 897832 Gill Ballard ……………………............................…….663 336655 Hilary Richards .......................................................662 932954 Tarot & Astrology .........................................................634 326672

CLEANING SERVICES 365 Cleaning Services..................................................627 292601 A1 Cleaning ..............................................................666 340190 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 Cleanaway ...........................................950 472903 / 627 565049 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 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 Indalo Domestic Services ..........................................664 856775 Ironing & Cleaning .........................................................678 942835 Keep It Clean Homecare (Mojácar area) ....................617 713465 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 María Frias ……………………............................……620 398637 North East South West ...........................................671 273335. Pepa Diaz (Mojácar) …......….……….950 472774 / 691 240494 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315

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

COMPUTERS Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 133059 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre .................................….950 393689 Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 070075 Computer Services (Dani) ........................................678 490639 Connexions (Turre) (See front cover).......................950 479502 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 Don Robinson .........................................................646 587746 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 430806 First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 251399 George Boricean .....................................................661 375489 Ink Cartridge Solutions (Albox) ……….................…….650 557428 Inside PC (Aguilas) ….........................................…..968 414263 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521

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CRAFTS Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 Serendipity (Albox) ................................................634 338832 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662 443095

CURRENCY Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Eurochange (Mojácar) ................................................615 403877 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319

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

Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950 633015 Palomares Computer Services ..................................659 353708 PC Call Out Service .....................….......................680 349656 PC Doctor .................................................................666 849609 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 475712 Phoenix Computers (Albox) ................950 523214 / 644 125615 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Sicbero Computer, Website & Networking Serv. 950 467020 / 693 631103 Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645

Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907

CYBERCAFES

Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 121149 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 i-Cafebar (Huércal-Overa) …............…………………..950 135039 CONSERVATORIES Proinfo 2005 S.L. (Mojácar) ……...............................950 475712 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032 Total Entertainment (Turre) .....950 468295 (Albox) 950 121318 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……...........................950 615596 COUNSELLING / HEALING Barbara Clarke ...........................................................637 469937 DANCE ACADEMY Casa Blanca Therapy Centre (Arboleas) ……............950 439020 Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 Cristina Ballesteros (Transcendental Meditation) ............622 903 600 Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Fred Smithers (Acupuncture) ...............950 930456 / 618 107351 DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) ................................950 390655 Heaven Scent Holistics ...........................................663 923733 Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 449121 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 Janine Macauley (Holistic Therapy) .........................634 311935 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 478989 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 478534 Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……..............................…667 979445 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 479444 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Odonto Stetic (Los Gallardos) ..........662 121165 / 950 398993 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 439205 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 132047 Reiki by Lynn …………......................950 473110 / 600 821871 DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 851135 Sound & Voice Therapist …..................………………645 290728 Cambridge 800. (Ann) ...........................................660 681166 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Image (Helen) ........................950 930192 / 665178326 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 COURIER & EXPRESS DELIVERIES Pam (Turre) ................................................................639 465631 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 390920

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DIGGER HIRE AA Mini diggers ........................................................608 523182 Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 809293 Andy Nash & Son ...............................622 527819 / 661 793418 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 Ned ……..................................................................…687 845648 Paco .................................................................................637 777 238 Terraza El Pino (Los Marcelinos-Albox) ……………950 523762 Tropicana Mini Digger ………………650 906114 / 950 069288

DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS & CLINICS (Private) Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Euroclinicas (Vera) ........................................................950 391300

Cinebank (Turre) .......................................................627 Movieland (Mojácar) .................................................950 Total Entertainment (Turre) 950 468295 (Albox) ........950 ...................................................................(Mojácar) 950

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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 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950

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ELECTRICIANS A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 ACS (Vera)..........................................696 049588 / 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

DOG GROOMING Anita (Mobile & Vets) ……………......................……662 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 Lulu’s (Albox) ......................................950 952940 / 697 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662

344734 557123 897533 663616 569750 344734

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

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

DOORS See Windows & Doors DRAINS See Plumbing DRIVING SCHOOLS Autoescuela Mojácar ..............................................950 472188

Peace of Mind 24/ 7 ............................................... 637 Rod Bridges (Domestic Appliances) ….687 261280 / 950 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 Williams Electrical (Andy)......................................…..677 DVD & VIDEO HIRE

DRY CLEANERS

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iCafe (Huércal-Overa) …...............................………..950 135039

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ENTERTAINERS Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 Bass Player with Vocals .........................................681 286291 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 124159 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Bob Management .......................................................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 Chris (Solo Guitarist - pop, classical, jazz) ................950 437606 Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 Darren Antony (Vocalist) ......................................... 672 112933 Dee Sharp Duo ……..............………..647 897533 / 659 022604 DJ Digit-Al ...............................................................634 338014 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band .............................666 310251 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Gary Williamson (DJ, Presenter, Host) .....................628 834798 Georges Femenias (vocalist/guitar) ……...…………….634 300356 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 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 M Soul & Motown (all music styles) ........................634 340409 Marcela (Belly Dancing) ..............................................666 952089 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947 Mel J ……...........................................664111990 / 950 069101 Menta & Canela Duo (International & Spanish Dancehall)645 886919 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Northern Lights Karaoke …...............................……..697 500673 Obsession Duo (female sax & guitarist) ...................693 796628 Phil and The Invisibles ..................... 959 475752 / 664 772720 Ratatouilles .............................................................638 391975 Red (Female Vocalist) .............................................628 149340 Replay Duo ..............................................................950 124154 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Rocio Starry (Jazz Soul Vocalist) ............................645 886919 Sabrina Lloyd .............................................................661 055440 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Shirin (bellydancer) .................................................607 805367 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Spotlight Entertainment (Karaoke, Disco etc) ............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 The Twilight Shadows ( 60's & 70's Duo) ................950 437606 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................950 699991 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Trio Chaos (Soft music)..............................................687 361440 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

ESTATE AGENTS 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 616 562447 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 Almeria Murcia Select .......................950 466465 / 627 308176 Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …....…958 003391 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

Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088

Daniel González Aranda ...................................................686 846 624 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) ........950 133607 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767 Find Me A Home (See p.5).................951 914195 / 636 266641 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 ICASA (Country Properties) ……..........……………….687 214718 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 026526

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Indalo Real Estate (See front cover)...950 091137 / 616 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 INMOjácar (Mojácar) .................................................950 K7 Mojácar ................................................................950

760409 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 472200 New One Stop (Mojácar) (See p.13)...........................950 473040 472930 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ................950 475800 / 607 146352 478555

Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 Mojácar Homes ......................................................950 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 Netforce .............................................. 646 042729 / 667

479054 478935 478834 493009 799796

Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ............950 133508 / 628 585538 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Olive Property Sales (Bédar).............950 469624 / 687 938466 Paradise Properties (Turre) .............950 468204 / 634 364266

Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.96)..........950 478915

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Realtors Online ..........................................................950 092094 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) ...............................................950 528440 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) (See p.25).........950 472430 / 610 053563 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .................................647 901478 Seacor (Mojácar) ……………............…950 472880 / 634 367448 Sol Mar (Albox) ..................................950 064584 / 654 590258 Spanish Estate Agents (Albox) ………950 431855 / 661 143871 Spain Assured ...................................950 469622 / 644 126582 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ............958 003391 / 606 281865

VIP Almería (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472524 / 617 587903 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827

Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)(See p.48/49) 950 615388 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ............................…..950 618209

WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..…........678 321111 / 950 618697

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

EXCURSIONS 4 x 4 Off Road Events ………….................………630 211453

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638403 FIREPLACES 984122 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Fuente) ..............950 760389 Tabika (Vera) …...........................……950 390110 / 950 450343 FISH & CHIPS 838547 Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 514999 The Chippy (Vera).....................................................667 Zak’s Plaice (Garrucha) .........................................950 EXHIBITION VENUES Librería Nobel (Vera) ................................................950 392642 Almeriaspanish ........................................................608 Andinas Buugy Treks ..............................................645 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...........……617 637359 / 950 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ………...……………..678 Scorpion Trails (David) .............................................674

472135 390635 535836 333361 133193

FABRICS Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125

FASHION Charlotte’s Island Secrets ........................................600 691685 Donna’s Boutique (Turre) (See p.9)...........................677 542931 Forward A Dress (Albox) …………............……………637 546738 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 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 Selecciones (Turre) ....................................................634 347295 The Dressing Room (Turre) ............950 468204 / 634 337997

FISHING Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar, Garrucha) ……… 634 352873 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid &Graham)………. 647 020929 / 647 803030

FITNESS CENTRES Alison .....................................................................637 465487 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Debbie James (Arboleas)............................................687 619239 Entrenador Personal I.F.B.B. …….....................……..676 871950 Fitness 4You (Turre)................................................665 706880 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Indigo Gym (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 475 403 Jova Sports Centre (Mojácar Playa) …………………..950 473137 Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) ........................617 719913 Nuline Dance (Turre) ..............................................660 472334 Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631

Simply The Best (Albox) …………..............................659 185039 Wailaky (Alfoquía) ……........................................….634 896975

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES 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 Kennedy Financial Services .........................................678 035992 Totus Wealth Management ...............…950 064567 / 686 509247 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 X-Tone (Piano Bar, Turre) ...................648 902930 / 664 550661

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

FLORISTS Aero Extinción S.L. (Almería) …............………………..950 263565 Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067 Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 479496 www.almeriafocus.com

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Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Price Busters (Albox) .....................................................950 951494 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 FLY SCREENS Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 479213 / 637 016107 Andalucian Glass C.B. ................…………630 231644 / 636 838484 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791 Advanced Window Solutions ....................................633 592679 Armadillo …......................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 FOOD SUPPLIERS Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Food4 .............................................................618875394 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 000700 Fresh Herbs ............................................................695 941724 King’s Foods ...........................................................606 437683

FUNCTION VENUES Desert Springs Resort .......................950 548420 / 618 The Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) .......……......................950 La Capilla (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .........................950 Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 The Palms (Urcal) ……….......................................….950

609978 475198 479305 418954 134333

FUNERAL COMPANIES

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

Coopermatic Fly Spray ............................................659 Curtains with Style (See p.21).........950 069032 / 678 Elper Alutol S.L. …………….................................…..639 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ………950 459060 / 649 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.9)...................627 907207 / 634 Speedy Fit (See p.4)...........................950 472451 / 600 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. ......................…….950 We Fit ..................................................................…660

FUNERAL INSURANCE 089658 811125 ASSSA (Vera) (See p.15).....................................…950 392487 212220 Avalon Europe S.L. .................................................966 799070 482677 319882 006032 159249 473104 052051

FOOD SHOPS Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408

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Iberian Funeral Plans (See p.33).......951 203994 / 965 993498

FURNITURE PACKAGES

GARAGE DOORS see Windows & Doors GARDENS

Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..............950 132458 / 617 575093 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. 634 319656 / 634 341943 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 365 Garden Maintenance ............................................627 292601 FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 618320 Andinas (Antas, El Real) ...........................................950 459128 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Antiques Palaces (La Concepción) ......664 619819 / 686 697665 Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting) .........628 408197 Artekit ........................(Vera) 950 390524, (Almería) 950 087100 Andy Nash & Son .................................622 527819 / 679 132163 Artisanos (Antas) …...…….......................................…696 431510 Alan Barker ...........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Casa Nativa (Valle del Este) …….............................629 624286 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Martin & Leah Hurst, Casa Piña (Turre) ......................652 299576 Elizabeth Eccles (Landscape gardener) .950 525790 / 637 546697 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ....................950 104272 / 670 845498 Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Soluciones Rusticas (Carboneras) …950 364835 / 646 821821 Garden Works (Landscaping)...........…..950 699984 / 666 847583 Ground Cover .............................................................627 308451 FURNITURE SHOPS Iron Art (Garden Furniture) Antas .........................…..637 259033 Casas Nativa (Valle del Este) ..................................629 624286 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 633288 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 178427 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 344565 L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 819407 Lujosos Muebles de Jardin (See p.23)....................618 670556 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Magic Garden (Albox) …......................665 123111 / 680 496899 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Mobile Shredder & Mulch Garden Service .............687 024884 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294

Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Iron Art (Antas Real) ..........................................….637 259033 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 Linea Nueva (Arboleas) ……………….620 237529 / 950 120630 Linen & Bed Store (Mojácar Playa) .........................627 251856 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. 634 319656 / 634 341943 Rincón Del Mimbre (Vera) ........950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Selecciones (Turre) ...................................................634 347295 Terrazza El Pino (Los Marcelinos /Albox) …………950 523762 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...................................................673 088476 GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS Unicraft (Upholstery) ..................................................692 176069 Smith Plumbing S.L (Spanish Authorised)...................950 468041

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Diva’s Hair & Beauty (Garrucha) .......950 133449 / 652 094911 GLASS CURTAINS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032 Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) .........................950 472790 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 GLAZING (Supply & Repair) Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................673 943705 Advanced Window Solutions ....................................633 592679 Fabienne Coatrieux (Massage) (Mojácar) .................634 300244 Andalucian Glass C.B. ...................…630 231644 / 636 838484 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

GOLF COURSES Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 Desert Springs ........................................................687 Macenas Beach Golf ...................…....................…..950 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 Valle del Este ...........................................................950

655600 479176 599115 548240 133230 398743

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

GOLF HOLIDAYS Emerald Golf Breaks (Mojácar) 610 526351 / UK 0044 (0) 7865 990578 Sunshine Fairway Golf Breaks ................................669 704581

GOLF TUITION Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

479176 526671 531821 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 256923 Favola (Las Buganvillas) ..........................................675 622216

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL Grass 4 U .................................................................638 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 Iron Art (Antas Real) ……....................................….637 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635

574145 947633 259033 652745

GUTTERING Advanced Window Solutions ....................................633 592679 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ......…950 459060 / 649 482677

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY Affinity Beauty Treatments (Arboleas/Turre) .............678 992093 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .......................................670 094722 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 987454 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 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) ......................950 473159 Cambridge 800. (Ann) .............................................660 681166 Claire’s Beauty Room (Mojácar Playa) ……………….682 288401 Colores Peluquería Unisex (Mojácar Playa) ............665 540201 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106

Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Francesca Herman (Mojácar) (See p.24)....................687 480694 Hair Design Mojácar (See front cover)..950 475452 / 666 299714 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Indigo Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar)....................950 475403 Isabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462 Jax Hair & Beauty (Albox) …..................………………645 560367 Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 Kuts 2 (mobile) ..........................................................662 094372 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 La Mirage (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) .......................950 473110 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Med Aesthetics ..........................................................965 326082

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HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 Hierbabuena (Aguilas) ……........................................968 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ..............…………….657

089170 448445 479487 513990

HIRE Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) (See p.31).......950 618129 Phoebe (at Pampered) ...............................................662 573939 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626 144680 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Stella’s (Las Buganvillas) .........................................664 138837 Styles (Turre) ………............................................….644 496198 The Spanish Beauty Club ……………........................637 149659 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 961645

Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 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 Wavelengths (Albox) ………….................................…950 120309 Care Fusion ..............................................................674 CostaCare Services.....................................................674 Delbelle ……………....................................................693 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 Louise, personal carer ...............................................680 NightinGails ..........................................693 769079 / 617

026468 509382 509789 796937 862160 124159 862160

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

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

241878 337872 724521 243561 838547 239696

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 HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 618893 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109

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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)....................................690 258813 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 Hotel 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 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Asisa (Vera) ..........................................................950 391950 Axa ..................................................950 478763 / 609 667333

HOUSE & PET SITTING

Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Louise ....................................................................... 680 124159

HOUSEHOLD GOODS As Seen On TV (Turre) ……….........…………………634 341171 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 479487 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)............................665 258680 Shop4Allsorts (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover) .......693 921530 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676 308217

HYGIENE & PEST CONTROL Grupo Sedesa (Vera) ...............................................950 390990 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098

ICE CREAM PARLOURS Catalana Occidente (English speaking) (Palomares).....950 618054 Twister (Mojácar Playa) ........................………………950 472357 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) ........950 133607 INSURANCE Abbeygate Insurance ....................……………………..902 877728 Easy Insurance (Lucainena de las Torres) .................950 066276 Albox Insurance ........................................................950 121943 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ………………….952 476090 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 García & Trinidad (Albox) ……............................……950 120340 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806 908

ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.15)....…………………950 392487

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Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........902 105499 Liberty Seguros (Albox) .....................950 475841 / 669 075541 Liberty Seguros .......................................................902 444311 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 NRG Insurance ……...........................950 472057 / 607 478408 Optimum Insurance Services ..............950 930548 / 634 324502

Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 Sol Insure ………..........................................………..950 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ……......................….950 Victoria Insurance ..........................................………950

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INTERIOR DESIGN

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 315534 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .. ...........609 781438 Leticia ……….................................................. ........…950 615566 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) ............... ........... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Maureen ...............................................950 523853 / 678 403899 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 Tom Jones .................................................................608 721334 Traducciones Levante ..............................................606 953775 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

INVESTMENTS

Evie Fox-Rayner .......................................................628 816896 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ………......................…..950 478617 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ..........950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 IRONING Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Clean Team ..................................................................634 332502 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818 Coser y Planchar (Zoco Centre, Mojácar Playa) ….680 163780 Coser y Planchar (Vera) .........................................689 303765 INTERNET PROVIDERS Indalo Domestic Services .........................................664 856775 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 475712 Ironing & Cleaning ..................................................678 942835 Satcomms ..............................................951 406556 / 622 524335

JET WASHING

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

JEWELLERS / JEWELLERY Donna’s Boutique (See p.9)......................................677 542931 Franksjewellery (Los Gallardos) ........677 399345 / 950 617570 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ...........................................950 460636 Joyerias Vasary (Mojácar Playa) ……........…………….950 473164 La Luna (Garrucha) ....................................................950 132543

KENNELS INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS 4wayconnections .....................................................646 844708 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 627 670255 Andrés Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 Bureaucracy Busters ..................................................650 284862 C.A.T. Services ...................................607 827606 / 627 635514 Cristina …….................................................. ......…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………................................ ............627 376953 Danika Edwards ............................................ ............647 258828 Danielle …………………........................... .. ...……..654 563116

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 …………662 668423 / 950 067051 Paws*A*While (Fines) …….....................................…696 562662 The Kennels (Huercal Overa) ................................950 168508 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas) ….650 211952

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KEY CUTTING 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 828560

KITCHENS 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Artizan (Vera) .................................…950 390635 / 661 985310 Harlequin Kitchens (Albox) ……........………………….619 584405 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036

Pure Kitchens ..............................................................637 064651 Singular Kitchen (Aguilas) ….........….....................…968 414845

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

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

390255 332502 414327 132657 478359

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors 4wayconnections ...................................................646 844708 AG-2 Asesores / Silvia Muñoz (Vera) ……....…………..950 133617 AK Asesoría Legal & Fiscal ...........................................656 575188 ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 CG Legal (Mojácar Playa) ...................950 472057 / 670 215926 C & P (Mojácar) …………..............……950 460731 / 675 383160 Cam Concepts S.L. (Huércal-Overa) …......…………. 950 471357 English Wills Spain …......................…..950 439192 / 607 646027 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ..................................950 478420

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Gecko Legal Services …..........................……......…617 611140 Help with Papers (Mojacar) .......................................634 369399 Heritance Wills .........................................................660 887723 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568 Mayor Consulting (Mojácar & Garrucha) ...................950 615185 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……........……………………950 472710 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 Lunas (Turre) ………................................................661 Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ..................................626 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950

132253 676833 642341 730088 135742

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

LEISURE ACTIVITIES Amigos 10 Pin Bowling (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........950 120269 Extreme Adventure Mojácar ......................................687 919840

Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Nautarum Sea Museum (Garrucha) ………........…..950 139554 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) ..................………..619 559261 Ozone Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)...........................665 258680 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) ………............…….627 251856

LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR

LOCKSMITHS Ann Summers Party Organiser ..................................617 410534 Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 121909 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269

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

987885 828560 243181 949213

Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 Iron Art, Antas ...............................................…..…..637 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 The Metal Works ................................950 930520 / 638

212220 424558 259033 633090 707406 006032 900949

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

LOGS FOR SALE Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 127535 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) …...............….630 356095 / 616 044719 Lee (Arboleas) …………………....................................636 092632 Levante Logs ............................................................670 243724 Log-On-Tommy ……............................................……619 070839 Logs for Sale ..............................................................687 314775 Phil (Arboleas) ………………….....................................634 328779 Potty Finca Services .........................950 163930 / 616 855294

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

MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Hispavan ............................................950 047033 / 687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

MOBILITY SERVICES Mobility Matters (Mojácar) ............................................950 615432

METAL WORK

MORTGAGE SERVICES

Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 Angel Welding …………............................................610 601524 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) …….....................…….950 478617 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 000700 Grupo Platinum ........................................................666 687251

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Mark Poole ..............................................................659 033903 Spanish Home Direct ............................................…607 554984

MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS D Perez Motor (Antas) ...............................................950 069022 Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 685550 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) .......................617 637359 / 950 450343 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 133033 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 938352

NURSING see also Home Carers Almería Angels ..........................................................902 026468

ATS District Nurse ……………...................................662 277845 Care Fusion ..............................................................674 509382 CEIBA 2009 (Turre) …………........................……… 950 479289 CostaCare Services .....................................................674 509789 Delbelle …………….................................................…693 796937 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 862160 NightinGails .........................................693 769079 / 617 862160

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

OPTICIANS Federopticos (Aguilas) …….........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ...........................................950 121122 MultiOpticas ...........(Mojácar) 950 472285 (Garrucha) 950 460665 ................................................................(Carboneras) 950 130707 Natural Optics (Garrucha) ............................................950 133921 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Opticalia M&G (Albox) ................................................950 121084 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 PAINTING & DECORATING Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 365 Painting Services...............................................627 292601 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …....................................….950 472783 Achim Lob ................................................................678 997361 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 OSTEOPATHS Alan Barker ....................................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 352259 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 Berben ......................................................................658 087966 Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ............607 479379 / 950 132765 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709

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Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 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 Paul ...........................................................................649 186107 Peter Dowling ............................................................647 587846 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 227259 S.O.S. Painting ……………........................................651 500670 SWH Painting Services .......................622 899167 / 683 479261 Susana's Painting Services ….............................……649 759053 The Fast Brush .........................................................950 472668

Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 The Image Suite …….............................…........................647 918 848

PHOTOCOPIES & SCANS PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 475712

PHYSIOTHERAPY Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 Ignacio López de la Fuente (Mojácar) ......................627 244730 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564 Vitea Fisioterapia (Vera) ...................950 390655 / 663 024255

PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures

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

PEST CONTROL

PIANO TUNER

Jason …….........................................950 064015 / 680 903609 Terry …...................................................................…662 517106 Sedesa (Vera) …………............................................950 390990

PICTURE FRAMING

PETS

Casa de Cabra (Albox) ........................................ 633 364329 Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 Frame-it-Rite (La Alfoquía) ................950 064527 / 680 223094 Arc Angel Services (Pet Minding) ….….950 469655 / 634 325185 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ...................................658 087966 PIZZERIAS Dog & Cat Sitter Service ………………….950 067943 / 676 389592 Antonella (Mojácar Playa) ……..........................……..950 450215 Dudo’s Pet Shop (Mojácar Playa) ...............................950 475888 Blanco Rossi (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 472682 Horse & Dog sitting …………..............................……607 554984 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 InterZoo (Vera) .......................................................950 390075 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 LittleZoo (Bird Sales) …….....................………………647 379795 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) ….................……….667 562872 Capri (Mojácar Playa) (See p.11)..............................950 615067 Pet Mates Pet transportation ...................................950 168508 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Pets R Us (Las Buganvillas) ...................................950 133560 Chili (Turre) ................................................. ...........950 468425 Pet Sitting in Your Home ………….......................…….637 061482 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ...................950 478343 / 607 537101 Rovers Return (Courier Service) ………....................617 588547 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 478846 Tomasin (Aguilas) ……..............................................968 413972 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …................................……950 398799 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ...........................950 472995 / 634 899515 White Van Man Pet Transport ....................................634 779231 Felipe San Bernabé …............................……………….950 475966 Góndola (Garrucha) .....................................................950 133928 PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES Imperial (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)................….950 478098 20seven photography ................................................633 773563 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) .......................................950 472928 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Napoli (Mojácar Pueblo) ...........................................950 472976 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 Osteria (Mojácar) ....................................................950 615151 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) ............................................950 615100 Indigo Photography ...................................................637 974793 Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) ….............................................968 447862 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 272822 Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 478517 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Pizzeria El Desvío (Turre) .............................................607 804488 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) .........................................950 472809 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 045911 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz (Turre) ….............…….950 479646

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Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) .............................................950 132305 Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478308 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...................................950 478401 Samz (Los Gallardos) ..................................................950 398981

PLASTERERS David Pritchard Construcciones .................................617 698418 Paul Morrison (See front cover)....…….634 327201 / 661 129028

PLUMBERS 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 365 Plumbing Services .............................................627 292601 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….616 888058 / 662 342669 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 Andy (Mojácar) ........................................................697 302039

Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Ashley Reliable Plumbing (Albox area)......................610 052407 Barry & Graham …................………........................620 112193 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 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

PLUMBING, HEATING & SOLAR SUPPLIES El Almacen del Instalador (El Real) (See back cover)..950 459306

POOL COVERS Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Enclose My Pool ..................................673 414362 / 670 510097

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 365 Cleaning & Maintenance .....................................627 292601 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 D & J Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Exclusive Holiday Villas (See p.2)......634 389820 / 634 389831 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 (Building) ............................................. 677 403397 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 Oasis Pool Cleaning Services ............634 332170 / 634 332178 Pedro Suarez S.L. .....................................................950 478786 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bedar) ..........................637 915898 Pool Medics ……………...................................……….634 353525 Procare Pools (Arboleas) ..........................................642 370681 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …..................….950 475241 Triton Pool Maintenance (Bedar area) .......................666 103987 Tropicana Pools (Antas) .......................950 069288 / 650 906114 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582

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 393835 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942

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PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) (DHL)...................................950 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 654 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950

475712 722290 590258 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 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 393835 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 475712 Portilla Graficas ................................ 950 591900 / 605 162709 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See front cover)......950 133492 Racing Color S.L. (Antas) …................................…..950 459156 Sign Works (Baza)........................................................646 359837

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 24hr Casaserve .....................................950 466438 / 676 306269 365 Maintenance Services ...........................................627 292601 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Exclusive Holiday Villas (See p.2)......634 389820 / 634 389831 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 Procare Property Service (Arboleas) .......................642 370681 S.M.S. Building Maintenance ……………950 930536 / 634 306690

APT Lets (Valle del Este) …...............950 619227 / 626 578164 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 670 869533 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) …………......................….950 478643 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Elite Property Services ...............................................677 146592 Exclusive Holiday Villas (See p.2)......634 389820 / 634 389831 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Homes & Beyond .....................................................950 132458 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS 2Be Property Solutions (Huércal Overa)..950 616516 / 616 562447 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Property Services .....................950 060135 / 660 734323 Almeria Rentals ................................ 650 764623 / 648 523073 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580

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Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 KJ Property Maintenance (Albox /Arboleas) ............608 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0044 (0)1293 Loufa S.L.(Mojácar Pueblo) …..........................……..950 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 Mojácar Holiday Services .................950 699947 / 670

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Stoney's Property Services ………........671 896391 / 634 678651 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 759053 The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 475241 Vera Holiday Rentals .............................................634 347109 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052 Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000 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 Paradise Properties (Turre) .............950 468204 / 634 364266 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Rentmeahome (See p.5).......................951 914195 / 636 266641 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) ...................................647 901478 Sierra property Rentals (Beédar) ...............................678 587007 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562

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

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

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS 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 (Coastal 90.8 & inland 96.1) ...................950 615142

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

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 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 049524 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213

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

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Arboleas El Mirador …………….............................................…678 Happy Garden .........................................................950 Hostal Meson ………..........................950 430137 / 635 Hotel Rural Azabache ............................................690

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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 EPS Removals, Storage & Self Store UK/Spain/UK ..950 930554 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 The Attic (House Clearance) …….….672 184354 / 648 250699

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Desert Springs Resort 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 ........................................634 363834 / 634 397559

Garrucha

Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 460588 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 133154 Góndola ....................................................................950 133928 RESTAURANTS La Diligencia 1880 …...............………..950 460949 / 627 949392 See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias La Plazoleta ……….........................................…….666 711997 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 460604 Agua Amarga La Chumbera ............................................................950 168321 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950 617131 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014 Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 133043 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950 133193 Aguilas Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 La Alfoquía El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 Beccy’s Bar La Unión .................................................950 634533 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 El Local ……………….............................................….633 684855 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 Los Mellízos …………................................……………667 919025 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 Las Alparatas La Vía ........................................................................646 430496 La Capilla (See p.7)...................................................950 479305 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946

Albox Club de Tenis …….....................................…………..667 El Gallego ...........................................950 120590 / 615 La Cena ……........................................……………….950 La Parrilla ................................................................950 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950

Lijar

Mesón La Hoya ........................................................638 298507 671578 717978 Limaria 430930 Welcome Stranger …........................………...........….950 432719 430024 Los Castaños 430145 Cortijo Las Piezas ........................……..950 951498 / 634 780943

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Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 La Cumbre ...................................... 950 888126 / 629 030438 Azeefa (Indian) ...................................950 109758 / 660 Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 810143 Badgers ...................................................................950 Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 506869 Bay Bistro ...........................................950 450199 / 628 Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 Lucainena de Las Torres Venta el Museo ........................................................950 364200 Blue Lagoon ........................................................…..600 Burladero ...................................................................950 Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 Al Punto (Brazilian) ..................................................950 475899 Cantina Don Pancho ................................................950 Antonella (Italian) (See p.15).............................……..950 450215 Capri (Italian)(See p.11).............................................950 Arriba ................................................950 615591 / 654 595826

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Captain’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant ...........................617 477797 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 Corralejo (Mexican) (See inside back cover).........950 615537 El Gaucho ................................................................950 478846 El Vasco Libanes …..............……………………...…..950 472649 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 472995 / 634 899515

Eudoxia (Greek) ……….................................………. 663 314445 Felipe San Bernabé ….......................……………….950 475966 Imperial (Italian) (See front cover)............................950 478098 Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Karma (Indian) ......................................950 615231 / 600 483614 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 La Cabaña ..................................................................950 615179 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 478941

La Caracola .............................................................622 520925 La Cometa ...............................................................950 615209 La Estancia …….............................................………654 562396 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Lupe …………….........…………….950 475980 / 610 230816 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181 La Parata (See p.6)..............................................…950 478186 La Peseta …………......................................…………950 472292 Le Comptoir de la Crêpe ...........................................950 472942 Los Amigos …….................................…………………950 478489 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 l'incanto (Italian) .......................................................950 472224 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 437131 Mare Nostrum (See p. 11)..........................................627 992269

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Meson de Perico ....................................................950 615582 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ..............................950 472002 Mojo’s ..............................................950 615230 / 674 113218 Neo Beach Club ......................................……………..950 473006 Neptuno Beach Club (See p.19)..............................…616 005387 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ........................................950 615151 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Pastis (French) ..........................................................950 091827

Playa Blanca (See p.17)...........................................950 473001 Posada del Candil, Hostal La Parata .....950 472670 / 605 280984 Restaurante Mediterráneo ..........................................950 472268 Sal Marina .................................................................950 472405 The Crazy Cow ……………........………697 465620 / 634 386140 The Irish Rover (See p.33)........................................950 473135 The Kimrick .................................................................950 475198 The Lemon Lounge …………...............................…….950 472659 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Viva .........................................................................637 270594

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

Turre Chili .................................................608 802227 / 950 Greg & Co ..............................................................950 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 La Estancia (Argentinean) ….............654 562449 / 695 La Pará …………………….................................…….637

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Pizzeria El Desvío (Turre) ........................................607 804488 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950 479646 Taj (Indian) ..................................................................950 479607

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

b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 642856 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 Mojácar Pueblo La Buena Mesa ……………................950 467222 / 610 356387 Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 La Pampa (Argentinean Grill) ……….950 397702 / 671 653116 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 Lua (Italian) ...............................................................950 478202 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Villaricos Napoli (Italian) .........................................................950 472976 Goah ........................................................................950 467030 Pulcinella (Italian) ......................................................950 478401 La Esperanza ............................................................625 737025 Restaurante Aires del Sur ................606 061811 / 950 478014 Los Angeles ..............................................................699 010705 Restaurante Mamabel's ....................... 663 700542 / 950 472448 Don Tadeo ..................................................................670 860386 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625 103672 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …....950 459060 / 649 482677

Palomares

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

Partaloa

ROOFING Alan ……...........................................….950 450347 / 600 268176

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

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

Pueblo Laguna Dalí ............................................................................950 132345 Restaurant Laguna …………….........................……..950 132566

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

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RUGS & CARPETS Albox Rugs (Albox) ...........................607 375697 / 950 633149

P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real).......678 048808 / 665 258680

ACS (Vera)..........................................696 049588 / 950 467832 Cuevasat ...........................................950 523740 / 628 153340 dmatch digital services SL (See p.6) 950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa-digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Skystars (Albox) ......... .......................687 042335 / 667 366797 Solo Satellite & Air Conditioning ........950 528334 / 699 909737

SCREENED PATIO & POOL 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

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

SATELLITE TV ABC (A Better Climate) ........................647 247494 / 950 618893

The Patio People ………….......................................610 345011 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 351324

SCUBA DIVING Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968 Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 Molasub (Villaricos) ............................950 467572 / 675 SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669

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Anne’s Treasure Trove (Turre) ..................................950 930462 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 344565 Designer Thrift (Albox) ...........................................950 064576 Second Hand Furniture (Mojácar Playa) …………….600 268176 Second Time Around (Albox) .......................................950 431871 Selecciones (Turre) ..................................................634 347295 The Fundraiser (Turre) .............................................664 620288

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

SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy

d match digital services (See p.17) ............................950 472947 Ecocorp (See p.3)........................................................671 716597 HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ............................609 888549 / 950 468230 Hispavan Solar ..................................950 047033 / 687 845730 SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 139568 Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 088966 Spanish Solar ….........................……950 069640 / 649 259305 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 366355 SOLICITORS Lymasur (Vera) ……..........................950 390732 / 609 442695 Septic Tanks Cleaned ……….....................…………..675 838808 AG-2 Asesores / Silvia Muñoz (Vera) …...............…..950 133617 Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 SEWING Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 Aldana (Dressmaking/Alterations) …..........………….658 588439 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 Alice .........................................................................666 617037 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 056788 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 473046 Coser y Planchar (Zoco Centre, Mojácar Playa) ….680 163780 C & P Solicitors (Mojácar) ……………950 460731 / 675 383 160 Coser y Planchar (Vera) .........................................689 303765 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 503875 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 273335 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 617017 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 479278 Shandmade (knit & sew to order) .................................630 833873 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626 319907

SHOE REPAIRS Shoe Repairs (Mojácar Playa) ..................................950 888850

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

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle) Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 Grafitec Signs ………................................................687 Ian (Hand Painted) …………….....................………..634 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 Portilla Graficas .......................................................605 Wrap It Up .................................................................679

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Javier Loustau (Mojácar) .........................................950 475086 José Francisco López Molina ...............950 133607 / 635 189986 Miguel Angel Rojas Benitez .......................................950 615404 Pablo Suarez (Purchena) ..........................................610 014680 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 SKIN TREATMENTS Francesca Herman (See p.24)....….......................….687 480694 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282

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

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

SWEET SHOPS Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 La Vida Dulce Sweet shop (Albox) .........................671 851135

TAKEAWAYS See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish & Chips & Pizzerias Azeefa (Indian, Mojácar Playa) .............950 109758 / 660 173987 Cornish Pride (Albox) …....................................………666 618933 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472995 / 634 899515 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038 Karma (Indian, Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 475788 Taj (Indian, Turre) ........................................................950 479607 SPAS Hispavan Caldera Spas ....................950 047033 / 687 845730 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193 Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .........................................950 472845

TATTOO ARTISTS

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

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Albox-Online ………..............................…………….950 091111 AlmeriNet-Cheap Calls .........................950 479517 / 627 027758 Euphony Mojacar .........................................................677 146592 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 Indalphone ...............................(Mojácar) 950 475784 / 622 455 608 SPA SERVICING & CLEANING Indalphone ...........................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 True Blue Pools & Spas ..........................................661 148998 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE MaxiMovil – Plus S.L. Orange ................................950 393538 Debbie James ..........................................................687 619239 Next ..........................................................................950 479369 Servcom (Turre) ........................................................902 023268

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TUITION

Telitec Connections S.L. ..............……902 889070 / 965 743473 WiFi Internet .............................................................950 615156

TILING & PATIO WORK 1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 365 Tiling Services.....................................................627 292601 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 Borders .....................................................................647 803030 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 Mick Cox ....................................................................677 403397 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .......................................................... 697 678708 Vida Desierto .................................…950 462449 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298

TIMBER SUPPLIERS Wood2Go ..............................................950 614050 / 606 156151

Alpha Spanish Tuition .......................950 133508 / 627 670255 Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ...........678 490639 Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre .........................950 615489 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Espanglish .........................................950 390037 / 950 392876 Gemma (Spanish classes) ....................................600 804248 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Guillermo (Spanish conversation, Antas)...................647 525639 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Guitar Lessons (Chris Pottle) ................................950 437606 Guitar, Bass, Music Theory Tuition (Almanzora area) 681 286291 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 Teacher (All levels) ………………….670 619017 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

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TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Nautarium (Sea Museum) (Garrucha) ………………….950 139554 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

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

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

UPHOLSTERY Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149

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

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Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ...............664 503597 / 634 320990 Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315 Unicraft (Upholstery) .................................................692 176069

Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 439671 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950 478335 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776 VAN & MAN HIRE SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 See also Removals & Storage Steve Kelly (Auto Electrician) Mojácar …..........……..607 373324 A-A Cargo …………...........................950 064778 / 634 337185 Taller Daydo (El Real) .........................950 459116 / 607 373298 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ……...........…………..600 225 929 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 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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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: 629 099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876

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

WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678 955607

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

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VEHICLE SALES Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 439671 Automobiles Bajuma S.L. (Antas) .............................662 167758 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 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 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327

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WATER TREATMENTS Ashley Reliable Plumbing ………..........................…..610 052407 Healthy H2O .....................................968 437270 / 647 424430 JF Supplies Albox ………...............….950 064315 / 660 350246 Water Filters ……................................................…….600 063303

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WEIGHT LOSS See Diet Plans & Weight Loss WINDOW CLEANING Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 092632 Cristal Clear Windows (Mojácar) …..........……………634 347193 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 James & Craig ......................................634 351052 / 652 294104 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ......................634 255373 Portilla Window Cleaning ..........................................605 162709 Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 090625 Teresa Jimenéz …………….............................……..636 119538 Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 WINDOW TINTING Speedyfit (See p.4)..................................950 439228 / 600 006032 Pro Sun Solutions ......................................................679 695999 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121

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Advanced Window Solutions ....................................633 592679 Guardian Express ….......................................……..902 111555 Pro Sun Solutions ....................................................679 695999

WINES Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) ................ 950 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……...........................….950 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 Valley Wines and Beer ..........................................662

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13th Julián Arcos Guitar S y m p o s i u m , A l m e r í a c i t y. October 18th at 9pm; The world famous British guitar player David Russell performs a concert in homage to the composer and performer Maty Rodriguez Expósito. October 22nd at 8.30pm; Carles Trebat performs classical guitar works by various composers. Both concerts at Auditorio Municipal Maestro Padilla. October 23rd at 8.30pm; Manolo Franco & El Niño de Pura perform a flamenco guitar concert at the Teatro Apollo. Admission to all concerts is free until full, but usually attract large audiences.

“Carmen” by Georges Bizet, performed by the 120 strong opera company “Operíssima” is on November 16th at 8pm, Auditorio Municipal Maestro Padilla, Almería city. Tickets are 25 & 29 euros.

Spanish “Frankenstein el Musical” with more than 30 artistes, Nov 1st at 10pm, Auditorio Municipal Maestro Padilla, Almería city. Tickets 28 & 32 euros, from municipal box office or ticketmaster.

XXIV Festival Internacional de Jazz de Almería includes a performance on November 15th at 10pm by Carmen París, featuring her new album “Ejazz con jota”, Auditorio Municipal Maestro Padilla, Almería city. Tickets are 16 & 20 euros.

“La Traviata” opera by Verdi, performed by the Ópera 2001 company, November 5th at 8.30pm, Municipal theatre “Teatro Villa”, Huércal-Overa. Tickets 20 & 25 euros, from www.ticket master.es.

Huércal-Overa Fiesta Friday, October 18th at 10.30pm, the spectacular show ‘SuperMartXé’ with Javier Reina, a famous Spanish DJ; part of their world tour. Saturday, October 19th at 10.30pm, the last venue of the “Mago de Oz” (The wizard of Oz) group, finishing up their tour of Spain. Both events in the municipal concert area, next door to the sports pavilion.

The Almería City Orchestra and Choir perform a concert dedicated to the composer from Almería, Manuel de Águila, October 11th at 10pm, Auditorio Municipal Maestro Padilla. Tickets 10 euros.

Ballet “Cascanueces” (Nut Cracker Suite) ballet by Tchaikovsky, with the world famous Moscow Russian Ballet Company, December 27th at 8.30pm, Municipal theatre “Teatro Villa”, Huércal-Overa. Tickets 20 & 25 euros, from www.ticketmaster.es.

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Tickets for concerts in Almería can be purchased from the municipal ticket office (Taquilla municipal), in the entrance hall of the Teatro Apolo, 25 Rambla Obispo Orberá, Almería city, tel: 950 230 922. It is open Monday- Friday, 10.30am-1.30pm & 6pm-8pm, or Saturdays, 11am-1pm. Tickets can be purchased from 2 hours before ever y per formance at the appropriate venue, if any are available, or from www.ticket m a s t e r. e s o r t e l e p h o n e Ticketmaster: 902 1500 25. Main branches of ‘CaixaBank’ have machines which issue tickets; including Vera near the church square, (not Garrucha as indictated on website). David Russell


What’s On Exhibitions The ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ 36 prize paintings and other works of art (inspired by the film and locations in Almería) is at the Museo Pedro Gilabert in Arboleas, October 8th-27th . Almería airport has an exhibition of 22 works by famous Spanish artists including Picasso, from 1933 – 1998. The exhibition in the departure lounge is on view until January 12th, 2014. The works come from the “Aena” Spanish transport authority foundation for the arts. “Pinturas 1958-2013” depicts paintings by the Madrid artist Doreteo Arnáiz, in the “postcubism” or “pop-ar t” categories. The exhibition can be seen until November 3rd at the Centro de Arte, Almería museum. Opening hours Mondays 6pm9pm; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11am2pm & 6pm-9pm; Sundays & Fiesta days, 11am-2pm.

Rose Singers present their Autumn “Carousel of Remembrance” concerts. Friday 2nd November at 7.30 pm. The Living Water Church in Mojácar (by the Red Cross roundabout). Friday 9th November at 7.30 pm. Los Gallardos Camping. They are supporting the Mojácar branch of The Royal British Legion and a raffle will be held at Los Gallardos on the Friday 9th November concert. Concert tickets are only 5 euros and will be available at ‘Gill’s Linen’, Mojácar; ‘Treasure Trove’, Turre; ‘Forget me not’, Las Buganvillas; Choir members, or Sue 950 617 737. The Dames of Turre October meeting will be on Monday 28th at 11am, Centre de Usos Multiples, Turre. This will be a talk and slide show by Janet Parsons on Stained Glass. We look forward to seeing members and guests for another

Miscellaneous Betty’s Gardening Club. October meeting is on the 14th at Miraflores Restaurant, Camping Los Gallardos, 11.30 for 12 noon. Topic of the meeting is Pruning Fruit Trees. All welcome. Tel: 667 887 728 Badgers Fashion Show at Badgers Bar & Restaurant, Mojacar Playa, Thursday October 10th 6pm - 11 pm. An evening of Fashion, Food and Fun. Book early to avoid disappointment, call Badgers directly on 950 478 525 or 686 038 259.

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interesting meeting. For any further information Tel: Secretary Pam Smith, 950 475418 or President Lesley Barlow, 950 478633. Trips by Carlos October 24th, “La Traviata” opera by Verdi at Lorca. Price 57 euros including coach and ticket. (this venue & date replace the previous one at Alicante on Oct 22nd – now cancelled). November 23rd, the very famous “Queen Symphonic Rhapsody” tribute concert with orchestra, rock group and choir, Roquetas del Mar. Price 54 euros including coach and ticket. December 27th, “Mississippi Gospel Choir”, one of the US best known choirs, perform “Oh Happy Day” at Alicante, with half board in 4* hotel. Coach, ticket, and hotel 115 euros. For info & bookings call Carlos on 610 681 068 or 950 525 761.


What’s On Albox Royal British Legion will be holding their second Chinese Nosh & Quiz Night on October 12th at 7.30 pm, at the “Gran Muralla” Chinese restaurant in Albox. Come and enjoy your favourite Chinese Nosh with your friends, and participate in a quiz with massive prizes. (75% of takings will be given in prizes). Cost of tickets are 4 euros for members and 5 euros for nonmembers, which includes the quiz and “R.B.L.” donation but NOT the cost of the meal. Purchase your own meal for the price of 8,50 euros or 9,50 euros p.p.(set meal for four persons, including half a bottle of wine per person). There are other equivalent price combinations for larger or smaller groups. Tickets are available from the Social Secretary Bob Cowan, on 608 049 490 or rcowan25@gmail.com. Albox Royal British Legion, Standard. The official Standard (Ceremonial flag) was stolen from a car parked in the car park near “La Parrilla” Restaurant around 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Thursday 5th September. The Standard was in its black leather carrying case at the time, and may have been mistaken for a rifle. It bears the words “ALBOX BRANCH”. The Standard defines the Branch and sentimentally is irreplaceable. If anyone spots either the case or the Standard please contact the Guardia Civil police on their central 062 number, or the Branch Chairman Peter Phillips on 693 483 392 or email peatpee @sky.com, or any member of the branch committee. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Albox Travel Club 5-day Trip to Nerja, 23rd-27th December. 4 nights half board accommodation in a 3* hotel, ( www.nerjaclub. com) 1 free spa session, 2 half day excursions and excellent evening entertainment. Reduced price due to popularity is now 285 euros for RBL members and 295 euros for non members. If you choose to travel on your own there is a single supplement of 51 euros. A deposit of 50 euros is required upon booking, balance due in October. All profits will be donated to the Royal British Legion. To book your place, contact Linda Packham on 608708730 or email her at packham942@hotmail.com . Tickets arealso available at RBL meetings held in La Parrilla on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. It is important to remember that all travellers are responsible for their own travel insurance. Forum Golf Society Events Oct 11th, UK v Spain, 2nd Qualifier at Aguilon Oct 18th, Team One, Two, Three, Cha Cha Cha at Playa Macenas Oct 21st , UK v Spain, 3rd Qualifier at Aguilon. Contact Phil Elam on 666847840 philjelam@yahoo. co.uk, or see www.forumgolf society.webs.com PAWS A Book, CD and DVD sale will be held every second Tuesday of the month at the Beachcomber Bar on Mojacar Playa from 11am to 1 pm to help raise funds for the Mojácar PAWS Cattery.

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The Almanzora Group of Friends are holding a second annual “Quiz of Quizzes” in aid of local charities. Quiz teams from across the region will be pitting their wits against each other to be top dogs, on November 16th from 5pm at the Hostal Roseleda, Albox. Teams of up to 6 persons – 5 euros each. There is a significant cash prize for the winning team. Keep your grey cells active, while helping to raise much needed funds for local charities. Come and give it a go, and represent your club, bar, business, society, local quiz team or just a group of friends. Full details and entr y forms by e-mail on quizofquizzes2013@gmx.co.uk or from the Almanzora Group of Friends Information Centre, Avenida Lepanto, Albox. Club Taurino Mojacar Seville Dec 12-14th for shopping and the Christmas Market. 3 days, 2 nights, B/B in the beautiful Santa Cruz area within minutes of the Giralda. 135 euros p/p based on 2 sharing. Did you miss the fabulous 'Las Fallas' in Valencia this year? Then book with us for March 18th-20th 2014, B/B in 4* Spa Hotel. 210 euros p/p based on 2 sharing. Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 or see www.club-taurino-mojacar.com

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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: 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 Sunday morning: Los Gallardos Campsite Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village Last Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am

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The Write Thing Mojácar Community Library Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Los Gallardos, Wednesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel Kate: 950 469540 11am - 1pm .

Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat, 10am–1pm . Avda. Lepanto, Albox (next to Jacks). Extensive English Library, DVD’s and Talking Books. Trips and other social events. Tel: 634 343 147 www.almanzoragof.org

Free Masons Contact: 950 36 90 33 Ante Natal Classes Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201

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 every other month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch, The Artisan Centre, 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month, 11am. All Almería Link Friendship Group welcome inc. non-services personnel. Wednesday, 8 for 8.30pm at Hotel For enquiries & Welfare call 634 368 The Divine Life Society, Almeria Continental, Mojácar Playa. All welcome. Branch 349 www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/ Info from Johnny 950 478899 or Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar. Evening mojacar/news-events. Barbara 697 640 698 of Meditation and a talk, 1st Fri of the The Royal British Legion - Albox month, 7.30pm. Spiritual Cinema, 3rd Living Alone in Spain? Meeting held on the 3rd Thursday of Fri of the month, 7.30pm. Meditation We are a 60+ group of friends who the month, 11am, Coffee morning on and Yoga classes. Tel Sharon 950 469122 meet for lunch every Wednesday in the 1 s t T h u r s d ay, 10 . 3 0 a m , b oth or 672 061 048 or omsharon50 Mojácar area. Tel: 667 303 788 at La Parrilla, Albox. Contact Peter Phillips, @gmail.com Elderberries Lunch Club Chairman, Tel: 693483392, email: For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. p e a t p e e @ s k y . c o m o r s e e FACE Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or britishlegion.org.uk/branches/albox for (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). Registered charity. Tel: Marianne: 950 472 349 further details. Everyone welcome, you 667255094 www.face-charity.com do not have to be ex services to join. Club Taurino de Mojácar Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. The Royal British Legion - Zurgena The Helping Hands Team Tel: 968 48 29 48 Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 & District Branch w w w. c l u b - t a u r i n o - m o j a c a r. c o m Bar Latinos, La Alfoquia, every first Age Concern Almanzora Thursday of the month at 11a.m. Crib, Helpdesk, Arboleas on Weds, 10am – WOW Women on Wednesday The Loft, Mojácar Playa, from 1.30pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs of month, 7pm. Coffee 1pm; Fridays, 10am - 11am, next to the Get together, buy, sell, swap, meet new morning, 3rd Wed of month, 11am. Quiz, ‘Spar’ shop, in the square facing the Tel: 634 333544 last Friday, 8pm. All welcome. For details Town Hall. people. see www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches ageconcernalmanzora@live.com Tuesday Ladies Club /zurgena Vera Lions Club Alvaron, Mojácar Playa. Tues, 12-2pm. Vera & District Lions Club. Valle del Este Get more out of your life in Spain.. Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. Gollf Resort Hotel (Cabo de Gata Suite), Loose Women ladies group www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or tel: first Wed of each month at 6pm. Tel: La Vida, Cucador, Thurs, 2 - 4pm, all 950 467 679 Glyn Williams on 670816332 or Sandie welcome. Tel: 950 634 562 Tinkham on 950439324, for enquiries Cantoria Residents Association Dames in Huércal Overa Library and Meeting Room above the regarding Welfare please ring 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Tennis 3rd Age Bar (near Ole Supermarket). 634341176 Club. Tel. Sue 661 190 190 Library hours 11am till 1pm Tues, Thurs Almeria Strings Folk Nights Dames in Spain & Fri. Contact cantoria.info@gmail.com First & third Friday of each month, 8pm 3rd Monday of the month, 11 am, The Jack’s Bar, Albox. For info contact Mojácar Bridge Club Parador, Mojacar. Chairman Myra Holmes Monday and Wednesdays 7pm. in almeriastrings@gmail.com or 634 347 950 475 491, Secretary Iris Hamilton Community Hall, nr Main Square, Turre. 930. 950 475 863. Guests welcome. Vera Photo Club Contact Les 950 437 100 Dames in Turre First Sun of month, The Blue Parrot. Zurgena Air Rifle Club 11am, last Mon in the month, Multiple Contact George on 950 437 024 or 608 Vera Playa. 10am - 12pm. All levels Use Centre in Turre . Talks, trips, support welcome. Models needed. Phone Stan 050 036 for local charities Guests welcome. Tel.: on 687361440. or Sarah 670003717. Secretary Pam Smith 950475418 or Psychic Development Circle President Lesley Barlow 950478633 Various classes at different times. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 Send details of your club, Cambridge 800. Diet Plan 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com society or activity to Mojácar, Wed & Fri; Arboleas, Thurs by almeriafocus@gmail.com appointment. Call 660 681 166 or email Tel: 670 849 265 Fax: 950 472 441 rodann@hotmail.co.uk

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Classic Automobile Club More information from www.a-c-c.es, Harry 629 529 656 email: acclevante @hotmail.com Cabrera Slot Car Club Thursdays, 4-7pm. Tel: 950091130 or 666 274 861 Model Aero Flying Club Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Hayes: 950 478 899 Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) Tel: 607 316 553 Albox Computer Club Jacks Bar, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com - or call David on 950 064 311 Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. For further information please contact Roy Stevens Email: indaloh3@gmail.com Tel: 660 887 723 Betty's Garden Club 11.30 for 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at Miraflore Restaurant, Camping Los Gallardos except in July and August.. All welcome. Tel: 667 887 728 Mojácar Angling Club Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099 Ladies Darts Group Wednesdays 7.30pm at La Vida, Cucador, call Margaret on 950 63 45 62 Pot Black Snooker Club Antas. Tel: 950 459135

Religious Groups & Churches Church of England Costa Calida and Costa Almeria Priest: Reverend Pauline Williams 950 956 166/687 250 860 Mojacar: Eucharist, Sunday, 11am, the church of St. Pascual, Agua de Enmedio, Albox: Community Hall Aljambra. Eucharist, last Thurs in month, 11am Evensong, second Sun in month, 6pm Details: Church Wardens Eric Dore 950 615 105, Pam Carter 667947573 or visit www.mojacarchurch.org

Full Gospel Church International Committed to a purpose driven life. Sunday, 11am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas del Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 015 Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship Every 1st and 3rd Sunday each month at 11.00 am in the premises of the Spanish Evangelical Church, Puerto Lumbreras Tel 619453283 Paul and Sandra

Aguaviva Evangelical Church Christian Centre, 2 Los Segovia, Albox, Living Water Church (Mojacar) (next to the Chinese Restaurant) close Lively Non-denominational Services, to the Peugeot Garage. Tel: Rod 11.00a.m Sundays, Nr the Red Cross, Southwood, 687 560 544 Mojácar Playa. Contact Pastor: David Hamilton 950 618 814 or Geoff Ward Santa Cruz Christian Fellowship 950 615 068 www.livingwater Sundays and midweek in Albox and surrounding areas. Tel: 673 207 366 or churchmojacar.com santacruzalbox@gmail.com Iglesia Evangelica C/Hermanos Machado (opposite El Arbol Support Groups Supermarket) Cuevas del Almanzora. A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Spanish sermon translated into English. Mojacar Area Meetings, Tuesday & Friday, Sundays 7pm. Tel Carmela: 950 132 792 6 pm, at the Artisan Centre, Mojacar Roman Catholic Mojácar Village. Mass - Sundays 11.30am. Tues /Thurs 6.30pm. 15th June-15th Sept, Sat 9pm at beach site next to Tropico. Priest: 607 262 786 The Evangelical Church, Turre Avda de Almeria on the corner of C/Alberquillica . Sunday 11am. Parents & Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. during school terms.. Midweek prayer meeting & Alpha course. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 472349. www.turrechurch.com

Fuente. Contact 629 108 272 or email mike@aaspain.org Alzheimer Support Group Gives advice to Spanish or Englishspeaking families & sufferers. Contact Julia Martos: 676 200733 Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 or 677 688037

Age Concern Almanzora Helpdesk in Arboleas , Weds,10 – 1, Fri, The Lighthouse. 10 - 11, next to ‘Spar’ shop, on square Vera International Family Church (Non facing Town Hall. Tel: 634 333 544 denomonational). Tel: 637-122-891. Email: a g e c o n c e r n a l m a n z o r a @ l i ve . c o m tgillicuddy@gmail.com www.theMACS Cancer Support Group lighthousechurch.com General Enquiries call 634 328 334 10am Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses to 4pm. Macs Helpline: 634 656 555. Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono Fully Spanish registered charity. Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: www.macscancersupport.com Email: 652 293 269 macscancersuppor t@live.co.uk Antas Church Ostomist Support For Expats In Jauro village (signposted from the Call Paul 868 009 940 or Dee 950 064 Cajamar in Antas). Informal structured 322 in confidence. worship in a friendly atmosphere in simple 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. 662 169 691 www.antaschurch.com

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Arts & Crafts Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 628 006 197 Sewing Group, Arboleas Tues. 2pm. Maloan’s, Arboleas. Tel. Jill 630 370 595 or Pam 677 875 031 Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130 627 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

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 Ian Jones on 950 436 581 or 666 375 688 or e-mail independenttheatre @hotmail.com The Luvvies Maloan’s Bar, Arboleas. New members always welcome for acting or work behind the scenes etc. Contact us via www.theluvvies.com, tel. 634 346 309 or e-mail info@theluvvies.com 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 634 313 531

Dance Verasol Dancing Classes Line Dancing Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, 7.30pm, 54 Verasol, Vera. Classes include : Royal all levels. Contact: 627 713238 Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Modern, Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, Oriental Line Dancing Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 Carrie 'Dusty Boots', Jacks Bar - Albox 715 787 (previously Bar Rumores) 7.15 p.m First Steps into Line Dancing, 8p.m Zumba Almeria with Julie Bruce Beginner to intermediate. All types Arboleas, Los Gallardos, Turre and San of music, no partner required. 3 Juan de los Terreros. Call Julie on 697 euros entry. Tel: 627 279 584 861 071. dustyboots@mail.com Line Dancing Beachcomber Restaurant, Mojácar. Beginners/Improvers. Mondays, 10.15am. Contact John 666 200 579 Pamela’s Line Dance Club Tel. Pamela: 950 398076

Zumba - Indigo Gym, Mojácar Dance fusion, salsa, merengue, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Dance yourself fit. Call Alison on 637 465487. Dance Classes at Indigo Gym Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Playa. Contact 950 475 403.

Nulinedance Workshops with the Twins. Tues & Fri, 7pm, El Molinico, Turre. Tel: 950 617 660 or 617 712 036 Dance Classes Ballet, Tap, Modern & Fitness. Mojacar. Yoga Tel. Nicky: 667 479 903 or 950 472 Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar 662 Contact Sharon - 950 469 122 or 672 061 048 or omsharon50@gmail.com Ceroc Dancing Kimrick, Mojacar Playa, Tues 8.15pm L.O.T.U.S Integral Yoga Centre Beginners/Improvers/Advanced all Mojácar. Yoga all levels/gentle yoga. welcome. Contact Tracey 687251799 Daily classes. Tel. Parvathi: 636063560 Belly Dancing Sophia Centre Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, Arboleas. 950 449 451 Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal-Overa La Vida, Cucador & Carboneras. Contact Fatima: 610 Wed, 2.30 - 4pm. Contact Liz Hill on 667 472 596 97 94 45 Oriental and Middle Eastern Indigo Gym, Mojácar Folklore dancing classes Tues at Vera, Wed at Turre. Shirin, Wed, 2.30pm. Visitors welcome. Sharon 607805367, gytanshark@yahoo.es 950469122 Sol Yoga Centre, Arboleas Tea Dances Afternoon tea dance for all sequence Tel: 686 400331 dance lovers at Jacks Bar, Albox, Girasol, Albox Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499. Call 639 089 170 Ready2Rock Rock n Roll Classes Cortijo El Saltador Jacks Bar, Monday, 7:30pm Basics to Lucainena de las Torres. Mon, 5:30pm. Tel: Brahmani on 600 34 91 51 Advanced. Tel: 689892745 or 662 607 371 Julie Bruce Dance Academy Classes held in Los Gallardos in Ballet. Tap. Disco. Cheerleading. Streetdance, Musical Theatre, Zumba. Tel. Julie: 697 861071 or 950 462 215

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Sports Almería Lawn Bowling Club Contact Shirley: 679 970 399 Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Contact Doreen Sands: 950 064791 or 690 00 66 81 Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Toni: 950 468 165 or 647 703 393 wattsmyt@gmail.com Badgers Golf Society Wednesdays & Saturdays. Contact Richard (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

Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691 Albox Sub-Aqua Club Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road). Santa Irene Sailing Club Meets Sundays 1:00 am at the Tela Marinera, Garrucha Port, opposite the new marina up the steps to the first line of buildings. Contact Ian 650 618 737 or 671 474 385. ian@roriston.com www.santaireneclubdevela.com All welcome. Garrucha Table Tennis Club Tel Barry on 677 174 430

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

Mojácar Veterans Football Club Training Weds 7-9. All welcome. Over 35s may register as an official player. Daniel 637 064 651 or Matt 607 585 624

Marina Phoenix Golf Society Visitors welcome Mondays and Thursdays. Telephone 950 162 727 or 600 353 670

Cazadores de Turre Cricket Club. Welcome new members of all ages and experience just call Sam Lewis on 663 132 487 or Derek Larkins 634 361 941

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

Fitness & Martial Arts Indigo Gym, Mojácar Various activities. Tel: 950 475 403 Low Impact Aerobics Monday, 11.15am, Turre, call Pam 639 465 631 Slimming World Wed, 10.30, Greg & Co, Turre, call Pam 639 465 631 Gymnastics Indigo Gym, Mojácar, 950 475 403 Pilates, Tone+Stretch, Beginners Keep Fit with Alison. Tel 637 465 487 Body Control Pilates. Classes or private Tel Sharon 638 487 314 Aquaerobics & AquaZumba Hotel Oasis Tropical, Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am, call 637 465 487 Karate Indigo Gym, Mojácar, 950 475 403 Martial Arts Academy Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Antas. Call John Watson on 950 453 681 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

Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273 Cortijo Grande Golf Club Contact: 950 475 509 19th Hole Golf Society La Vida, Cucador. Tel 609 19 94 93

Mojácar & Turre Taekwondo 4 years to adults. Various classes & times. Contact Serge 646844708. www.tkdspain.webs.com

Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thur s mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369

Girasol, Albox Karate, Children’s gymnastics, Pilates, Legs, bums & tums. Tel 639 089 170

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

Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Various activities Tel. 950 449 451 La Vida, Cucador Pilates Tel: 638 487 314.

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

Aerobics or Pilates Campo de Futbol, Turre. For details & times call Pam, 639 465 631

Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 950 393 851 and 607 021 280

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Your Stars

(Mar. 21- April 20)

Abrupt action will cause difficulties with relatives. You're in the mood to spend time with your lover. You'll have problems with authority figures if you don't play by the rules. Your ability to organize and get everyone together will enhance your popularity and bring interest from potential mates. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

Direct your energy into physical exertion. Residential moves will be favourable. Changes in your residence may be financially favourable. Don't lend to people who have given you negative vibes. You will communicate with ease this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Escapist tendencies may lead to overindulgence. Try not to allow others to burden you with additional responsibilities. You're not your usual self this month. You can make sound financial investments if you act fast. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

Minor health problems could result through exhaustion. However, be careful with luggage; it may be rerouted. You will be able to talk to your lover about future goals and perhaps make plans for the two of you to take a vacation. You are likely to reveal information unintentionally. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Apr. 21- May 21)

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Efforts made to improve yourself will turn out to your satisfaction. Your passionate nature may make you jealous if your mate has been too busy to take care of your needs. Children may be less than honest with you. You can make gains if you work in conjunction with others. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

(May 22 - June 21)

You may have personal problems, but professional duties might be pressing. You will impress new friends and acquaintances with your intellectual wit. Try to keep your cool; you may be a tad frazzled by all the rushing around. Try to have patience and refrain from being judgmental. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) You could lose money or precious belongings if you aren't careful. You can make a big difference to children if you understand of the difficulties they are experiencing. Try not to lend or borrow money or belongings this month. Your lover may feel rejected. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

It might be best to work on your own; if possible, do your job out of your home this month. Onesided relationships are likely. You can get your point across and make valuable connections. You may cause a fuss if you come on too strongly in public. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (June 22 - July 22)

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) Invite people home to discuss your plans for group fundraising events and outings. Trips will be exciting. You might find that co-workers will support your endeavours. You must be careful not to trust just anyone. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

You need to concentrate on the areas where you can make a difference. Concentrate on spending quality time with children and friends. You may want to sign up for courses that will encourage you to have more confidence in yourself. Arguments may flare up in your home. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

You're in need of love. Unexpected bills may set you back. Make sure to arrange in advance to spend quality time together. You must take care not to over exert yourself if involved in sports. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

Your home environment may be hectic, which could result in emotional upset if you aren't well organized. Encourage the youngsters in your family. Don't overspend on luxury items. Communicate with relatives who may need advice in order to find solutions to their existing problems. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

(Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month Girls Night Out

The Obstetrician's Office

Last night, my friends and I went to a Ladies Night Club. One of the girls wanted to impress the rest of us, so she pulled out a $10 bill. When the male dancer came over to us, my friend licked the $10 bill and stuck it to his butt cheek! Not to be outdone, another friend pulls out a $20 bill. She called the guy back, licks the $20 bill, and sticks it to his other butt cheek.

Three women were sitting in an obstetrician's waiting room for their appointments. The redhead announces proudly, "I'm going to have a boy!" "How do you know?" one of the others asked. "I was on top, so I'm going to have a boy." The brunette says, "Well, I'm going to have a girl!" "How do you know?" the others ask. "I was on the bottom, so I'll have a girl." With that, they turn to look at the blonde -who promptly bursts into tears. “What's wrong?� the others ask. The blonde looks up and cries, "Then I must be having a puppy!"

In another attempt to impress the rest of us, my third friend pulls out a $50 bill and calls the guy over, and licks the $50 bill. I'm worried about the way things are going, but fortunately, she just stuck it to one of his butt cheeks again. My relief was short-lived. Seeing the way things are going, the guy races over to me! Now everyone's attention is focused on me, and the guy is egging me on to try to top the $50. My brain was churning as I reached for my wallet. What could I do?

Cross-Country Travel Four women were driving across the country. Each one was from a different state: Idaho, Nebraska, Florida and New York. Shortly after the trip began, the woman from Idaho started pulling potatoes from her bag and throwing them out of the window. "What the heck are you doing?" demanded the Nebraskan.

The woman in me took over! I got out my ATM card, swiped it down the crack of his butt, grabbed the eighty bucks, and left.

"We have so many of these darn things in Idaho, I am just sick of looking at them!" That made sense to the gal from Nebraska, so she began pulling ears of corn from her bag and tossing them from the window. "What are you doing that for?" asked the gal from Florida.

And That's When the Fight Started I heard my wife crying in the bathroom. "Honey? What's wrong" I asked. "Oh, George! Just look at me: I'm getting so old! I have more gray in my hair than blonde, I have varicose veins on both of my legs, and I'm just fat and wrinkled all over! I really need someone to say something positive about me right now!" I looked deeply into her eyes and said softly: "Your vision's real good, honey. That's something, isn't it?" And that's when the fight started....

"We have so many of these things in Nebraska, I am just sick of looking at them!" Inspired by watching the entire scene, the gal from Florida opened the car door and pushed the New Yorker out.

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...and next... Wedding Dresses A little boy asked his mother the following question: "Mom, why are wedding dresses white?" The mother looks at her son and replies, "Son, this shows your friends and relatives that your bride is pure." The little boy didn’t really understand so he decided to ask his father. "Dad, why are wedding dresses white?" The father looks at his son in surprise and says, "Son, all household appliances come in white." A Dry Town In a small midwestern conservative town, there wasn't a place to get a drink for miles around, so a local entrepreneur saw an opportunity: He started to build a tavern. Liking a "dry" town, the local church started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers. The businessman was polite when congregants came to protest, but work continued on the tavern. But the night before the grand opening, a lightning strike hit the bar and it burned to the ground. The church folks were rather smug in their piousness after that -- until the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church was ultimately responsible for the destruction of his building, either through direct or indirect actions or means. The church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise in its reply to the court. At the first hearing, the judge held up the paperwork and called both the lawyers over.

Not So Good I went clubbing last night. Met a lady a couple of years younger than me, maybe 70ish, but still very attractive. We laughed and talked and drank. We drank and talked and laughed some more. Then she asked me a question just about every man has fantasized about: she asked if I had ever indulged in a mother and daughter threesome! When I recovered my wits and replied "no", she said this was my lucky night. Wow! It was one of those dreams come true! I drove her back to her house, and she unlocked the door and led me inside. My heart was pounding. Then she shouted up the stairs, "Mom, are you still awake?"

Retirement My parents recently retired. Mum always wanted to learn to play the piano, so dad bought her a piano for her birthday. A few weeks later, I asked how she was doing with it. "Oh, we returned the piano," said my Dad, "I persuaded her to switch to a clarinet instead." "How come?" I asked. "Because," he answered, "with a clarinet, she can't sing."

"I don't know how I'm going to decide this," the judge said, "but as it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner that believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that doesn't."

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The Almería Focus - October 2013  

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