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Edition one January 2005

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Prima electric Juicer Hello and welcome to edition number one of our new magazine We thank you for all the support you gave us during our time with “The Jungle Drums” We have made so many new friends whilst talking to you and producing our previous mag with your advertisements that you may wish to continue with us in this new venture. We are sure you have all sorts hidden away or unwanted which you may like to advertise. As you will see we can also help you to sell or buy a car, or can help you to sell your house.

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Between you and I, I have to confess to letting out a little sigh of contentment every time I visit this corner of the world . It happens instantly. Just as I leave the road towards Pinoso and turn into the Encebras valley. As the view across the rolling vineyards and fields is cast open, like a stage curtain being pulled back to reveal some dreamy countryside set. There is something magical about the valley, something that pleases the soul. It may be the warm golden light, sweeping across the carefully tended fields of vines. Or perhaps it is the gently meandering country road, which pulls you in, closer to its heart. Or it may be the rustic stone houses where the farm workers live lives of proud tradition. Or, it may be the rolling pine clad hills sweeping the valley at the foot of the Monte Coto National Park.

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Maybe it is all these things. As you drive through the valley you find Encebras village. With its simple houses, like proud mothers, standing around the picturesque and charming little village square. With its palm trees, swaying grasses and the dappled shadows of the trees. Here, time seems of little real importance. It is a loved valley, by those who live here or by those fortunate enough to have trodden on its rich soil and breathed its pure air. This is a warm hearted, old fashioned, truly Spanish area. Where toothless, well-groomed and well-scented, old men stop to chat, to offer advice and to laugh with you (or perhaps, at you. Us foreigners don’t always seem too bright when it comes to the Campo ways of life). Yet, this little haven, this land of orchards and vineyards is only 35 minutes from Alicante airport and beaches. It is only 5 minutes from the lovely, friendly and lively town of Pinoso (or El Pinos, the Pine Trees). Pinoso is reportedly Spain’s fourth richest town and with that glory, as you would expect, there are excellent facilities for the locals. A modern theatre, medical centre, large sports complex with a huge range of facilities for all. There are excellent schools, friendly and famous restaurants and bars and lots of lovely little shops. Why not come up and see these areas for yourself. Visit the bodegas and taste the famous wines. Have a BBQ or picnic whilst taking in the views from the National Park. Try the cycle routes, or the alpine walks, or simply lie back and enjoy the peace and beauty of a timeless scene. Visit the Encebras valley, and let it dance with your heart. Perhaps it will touch your heart the way it touches mine.


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Hello everyone Welcome to our 100th monthly edition, a great milestone. Because of the extra pages this month, we have had to leave out the local bus time-tables. You can see them on the internet at:www.autocaresbaile.es Hope you enjoy seeing our 1st and 2nd edition of eight years ago. Quite a difference between them. We seemed to expand very quickly and would like to thank all the advertisers past and present, and contributors who have made our magazine the success that it is today. Gran Alacant certainly seems to have started to come alive with more people about now. Also good to see the house building work going on again, it seems to have been along time since cranes were on the skyline. Have a good month Sandra & Barry Our little dog from the front cover has hidden herself away in the magazine, can you find her? Last month she was at the riding school.

STILL the BEST ADVERTISING PRICES & SERVICE ON THE COSTAS

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15 euro per month for a 40mm x 60mm advert

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We at your Gran Alacant Advertiser continue to bring you all of the news, including that from our Gran Alacant Councillor, Loreto Cascales, as we have since May 2005. It is our perogative at the magazine, NOT to update this 2005 picture, as we all looked a great deal younger!!! The main news for us this month is that we have reached the 100th edition of our magazine.

Around the main magazine we have wrapped a copy of the very first edition we printed, ie: edition number 1, which shows the progress from number 1 to number 100. We have also printed on pages 6 and 7 a mock of edition 2, to show how we grew from the first month to the second edition.

We are the two who started it and are still here after over eight years of monthly editions.

One of our biggest achievements is that every editon has been on time. This is not just thanks to us, but also to our brilliant printer, Bailen, at Santa Pola, on the Industrial estate. They print everything there from business cards through to magazines, a smashing family business who have been so good to us.

My print career began in 1963 as an apprentice lithographic printer. It was in these early days that Sandra, who worked in another part of the same company, walked past my printing machine, and the rest is history. The pair of us have now been married for over 44 years.

All of my print life took place in Norfolk and in the latter years there was a tremendous change in the industry when it all went digital. Fortunately I was involved in all of this new training, which enabled us to totally produce a magazine out here in Spain, without the need to employ anybody else. In fact, the local printer uses all of the same processes that we used in the uk. How fortunate. When we first moved out here to Gran Alacant, the urbanistaion was always rife with rumours. We decided to start a magazine so we could dispel or substantiate these rumours, with the help of our Santa Pola Town Hall.

Our first edition in January 2005 was just an advertiser, advertising your unwanted household items. Eight pages of content, all in black print on blue paper. It was such a success that edition number 2, went into full colour and consisted of 16 pages.

One instance always sticks in my mind. One of the buildings in Sierra Mar was being revamped. As I walked past, a voice bellowed out from one of the local builders. “Why have you not asked me to advertise in your new magazine�. This summed up the way the magazine quickly grew and grew. Loreto Cascales our Gran Alacant Councillor from the Town Hall meets with us every month and is a tremendous help. Information from her plus answers to our questions make up our regular news sections. In fact all at the Town Hall,

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including the Mayor give us so much support.

As the number of pages grew, for a time at 80, we lengthened the size of the page so as to give room for more content.

It was not until I reached retirement age last year that we asked Camila to join us to share a bit of the work load. She is now starting her restaurant business with collegues where we wish them well for the future, but she will still be able to continue to help us in a limited capacity, and has enlisted the help of her boyfriend to continue with us in the future.

We also want to thank the people of Gran Alacant, our readers, our advertisers, our printer and the Town Hall, for their wonderful support. The magazine has been a steady, continual growth.

The magazine advertises its self so until recently we have just responded to phone calls and emails to obtain new clients.

January 2005 started as the black ink on blue paper 8 page edition, A5 size February 2005 expanded to 4 colour and black and white 16 pages May 2005 we grew to 24 pages June 2005 we went to 32 pages and moved to full colour September 2005 we grew to 36 pages November 2005 we grew to 40 pages December 2005 we grew to 48 pages March 2006 we grew to 56 pages June 2006 we grew to 64 pages November 2006 we grew to 68 pages March 2007 we grew to 72 pages April 2007 we grew to 76 pages August 2007 we grew to 80 pages

May 2008 we were the first magazine in the area to go online with page turning software, which we produced with the help of our website man, Robin Bonathan. June 2008 we grew again by enlarging the size of the magazine to 148mm x 240mm depth, and that is how it has mostly been up until now. October 2010 we became the first magazine to go multi lingual, producing all of our news in Spanish and for a time, in Dutch, as well as English.

The future? More of the same. We are both now at retirement age but will continue on and on, possibly involving more help along the way, (anyone interested?) which may also allow us to expand the business. Heres to the next xxxx years. We may even one day, have news of the golf course!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Sandra and Barry

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A BLAST FROM THE PAST!!!!! Well, you have seen edition 1, here, we have re produced the 16 pages, all in colour, that made our second edition.

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Hi Sandra & Barry I am sure you are a firm believer in "The Power Of Advertising" .Because you have regular meetings with the GA councillor Loretta would you be able to pass on some of your expertise. The new Dump It Site which i believe Loretta fought hard to get is the best kept secret on GA. Whenever i speak to people who are leaving rubbish on the floor by the bins this site is a mystery to them. On numerous occasions i have shown them the article in your January edition to prove the place exists. Leaflet drops are illegal, it would take too much time to speak to everyone, so what is the best way to communicate with the masses?. Maybe a sign with opening and closing times at the site would be a start.It would also be help full to know what rubbish can be placed there i.e Household or garden or both? All we at the magazine can do is keep mentioning it. We spoke with Loreto about signs and initially they will monitor how it is going and then make amendments as and when. There are Council workers in the area so the Council are using these persons to watch for residents looking to use the site between 10am and 1pm on Mondays to Fridays. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi Barry/Sandra, in the jan issue you responded to a request from an o.a.p to provide some seats up the 2 steepest hills in G.A. You said Loreto would look into this but thought the pavements were to narrow. I am just back from G.A & i cannot agree that there is no room for a couple of seats on each slope. On the maxcoop hill (pic attached) on the wider of the 2 pavements there is room for 2 seats, on cardicac hill there is ample room for 2 seats, ok so not on the pavement but set back a yard on the hard ground. Can you nudge her memory, i am sure they wil benefit the people walking up the 2 hills either from carabassi bars or the local beach. regards ian It is ironic that we again have this subject brought up to us in an email. We have had words with the council to say that we at the magazine would like to donate a seat in recognition of our 100th monthly edition of our magazine. The hill up from the roundabout with a fountain, has no resting place on the walk up the hill. The Council are pricing this for us, so hope to have a seat there, very soon. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hello Just E / Mailing you to inform you that there are people on the market area with roller skates and kites, kids and grown ups. They have opened the fence to get in ,is this what we are going to see now have these people no respect . We have a sports centre for games. I can see this area becoming a play ground for people and see how long it takes for it being used for a doggy toilet. I believe the whole are should be fenced off else we are going to have problems. i tried phoning Loretta. regards graham A meeting took place on April 15th to organise the siting of the security gates and talks took place with the police to arrange the action thought necessary to this area. Initially gates will be erected on the site for stall holders access, not at the moment to enclose the parking areas. These parking bays may be needed at various times for activities on the site or for the sports centre. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Now you have to PAY to park! Just received a notice from the Ajuntamiento today informing us that they will charge for the parking space outside our house! This is eight years after it was built, unbelievable. Its not as though there are any problems parking what so ever

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where we live, at any time of the year. Obviously yet another money grab issue What will they try next. The cost will be between 70 and 100 euros. Has anyone else received the letter? It is quite normal in the Santa Pola area to be able to pay to protect this space outside your house if it is on a public street. For a small yearly fee it enables house owners to be able to park on the street rather than putting their cars away on the drive. Many people ask for this. It only applies to public, not private streets. It enables you to have a VADO sign outside your house to stop others parking there. If you do not want it, just say no, you are not compelled to have it. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Altomar 2 house owners have just received notification from Gestifinc about the ‘gating’ of Altomar 2. Gating will commence on 1st May 2013 - total cost €65,677 (inc IVA) Works will take approx 60 days -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Norwegian Club of Gran Alacant on 5th gave a donation of 2,100 euros to be divided between three local charities, Caritas, Red Cross and Aracelia, in the presence of the Councillor for Social Services, Ana Blasco, and the mayors of Great Alacant, Loreto Cascales and Francisco Martin. Norwegian residents have shown their solidarity with the needy and donated a check for 700 euros to each of the social groups, with those who have shown interest in continuing to work through the collection of clothes or food. The representatives of the three associations and the City of Santa Pola have wanted to acknowledge the invaluable assistance provided by members of the Norwegian Club. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We brought up the subject of robberies, particuarly the many that are taking place in the local supermarkets. Stores are not obligated to provide security cameras so all we can do is close the gate after the horse is bolted. When it happens you must make a denuncia to the police. Depending on the amount of denuncias they receive depends upon the action taken. If no one tells them, they do not know how bad the situation is. As out here in Spain, stores do nothave to take the responsibility. Loreto phoned the police and told them of the escalations and the police will make more local checks. Unfortunately it is up to us all to get it officially monitiored. This is how it is done in Spain. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------There are workmen at the moment in front of the villas opposite the new Chino. There have been flooding problems again there, so the local council workmen are erecting more pipework and whilst doing this work are tidying the area with trees and walling around the refuse bins and planting trees to improve the look of the area. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please send us your queries for next months meeting Take care, Sandra and Barry

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Para nosotros, la gran noticia del mes es que hemos llegado a la edición 100 de nuestra revista. En nuestra revista hemos añadido una copia de nuestra primera edición, podeís ver el progreso desde esta primera edición hasta la actualidad.

También hemos incluido en las páginas 6 y 7 la segunda edición, para que podaís ver como mejoramos en comparación con el primer mes.

Nosotros empezamos la revista y seguimos aquí, después de 8 años de ediciones mensuales.

Uno de nuestros logros es que cada revista que hemos sacado, lo hemos conseguido hacer a tiempo. No es tan sólo por nosotros, también es gracias a nuestra imprenta Bailén, en Santa Pola. Ellos imprimen de todo, desde tarjetas de visita hasta revistas de diferentes tamaños. Es un negocio familiar y han sido muy buenos con nosotros.

Mi trayectoria profesional en las imprentas empezó en 1963, cuando empecé como aprendiz en una imprenta litográfica. Fue en esos tiempos donde conocí a Sandra, que trabajó en otra sección de la misma compañía, pasó por al lado de mi máquina de impresión… y el resto es historia. Llevamos 44 años casados.

Trabajé en Norfolk durante muchos años, y tuve la suerte de aprender mucho, sobre todo cuando la impresión pasó a ser digital, lo cual nos ayudó cuando decidimos venir a España y hacer nuestra propia revista, ya que los procesos que usan en Bailén son los mismos que se usaban en el Reino Unido. Menuda suerte! Cuando empezamos a vivir en Gran Alacant, se escuchaban muchos rumores, por eso empezamos nuestra revista, que con la ayuda del Ayuntamiento, nos aclaraban todas las dudas y nos comentaban los futuros proyectos para nuestra comunidad.

Nuestra primera edición en Enero 2005, era simplemente una revista de anuncios, donde se vendían productos de segunda mano. Sólo eran 8 páginas, en papel azul e impresión en negro. Nos fue tan bien que en la segunda edición fuimos a color y subimos a 16 páginas.

Un caso siempre me viene a la mente. Uno de los constuctores locales estaba trabajando en un casa en la urb. Sierra Mar, al pasar por allí, salió y me preguntó “¿Porqué no me has preguntado si quiero anunciarme en tu revista?” Esto suma como ha ido creciendo la revista. Loreto Cascales, nuestra Concejal en Gran Alacant, se reúne con nosotros todos los meses y nos es de gran ayuda. Nos da información sobre los trabajos y proyectos de Gran Alacant, además de contestar todas nuestras preguntas. Ella y el Alcalde son de gran ayuda. Al crecer la revista, llegamos a las 80 páginas, cambiamos el tamaño de nuestra revista para tener más espacio. No fue hasta que me retiré, el año pasado le preguntamos a Camila que nos echara una

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mano. Ahora ha empezado su propio negocio con sus socios, les deseamos todo lo mejor, todavía nos ayuda un poco (de forma limitada), su novio también nos está echando una mano.

También queremos agradecer a la gente de Gran Alacant, a nuestros lectores, anunciantes y a la imprenta por su apoyo a lo largo de estos años. La revista se anuncia por si misma, así que hasta hace poco sólo hemos estado respondiendo a llamadas y emails para obtener nuevos clientes. Enero 2005 8 páginas en papel azul e impresión en negro, tamaño A5 Febrero 2005 nos expandimos a 4 colores, blanco y negro, 16 páginas Mayo 2005 subimos a 24 páginas Junio 2005 subimos a 32 páginas y fuimos a todo color Septiembre 2005 subimos a 36 páginas Noviembre 2005 subimos a 40 páginas Diciembre 2005 subimos a 48 páginas Marzo 2006 subimos a 56 páginas Junio 2006 subimos a 64 páginas Noviembre 2006 subimos a 68 páginas Marzo 2007 subimos a 72 páginas Abril 2007 subimos a 76 páginas Agosto 2007 subimos a 80 páginas

En Mayo de 2008 fuimos la primera revista local con edición online, lo cual conseguimos con nuestro informático Robin Bonathan. En Junio 2008 crecimos otra vez volvimos a cambiar el tamaño de la revista a 148mm x 240mm, y así se ha mantenido hasta ahora. En Octubre 2010 fuimos la primera revista en tener las noticias en varios idiomas, durante un tiempo en Holandés y Español.

El futuro? Más de lo mismo. Los dos estamos en una edad de jubilarnos pero seguiremos… posiblemente involucrando a más gente (alguien está interesado?) lo cual posiblemente nos ayudará a expandir el negocio.

Brindamos por xxx años más! Incluso esperamos poder darles algún día más información sobre el esperado campo de golf!!!!!!! Gracias, Sandra y Barry

AHORA LAS NOTICIAS Y EMAILS Hola Sandra y Barry, estoy seguro de que conocéis “el poder de la publicidad”. Ya que tenéis reuniones todos los meses con Loreto, a lo mejor pueden pasarle un poco de información…. El nuevo descampado para los residuos debe de ser el secreto mejor guardado de Gran Alacant. Siempre que hablo con la gente que está dejando su basura al lado de los contenedores les comento sobre este descampado donde se han puesto unos contenedores exclusivamente para este tipo de residuos, les enseño el artículo de vuestra revista y parece que nadie lo conoce. ¿Cómo se podría informar a las masas? A lo mejor un cartel con el horario sería un buen punto de comienzo, además de especificar el tipo de residuos que se aceptan en el solar, si es sólo para restos de jardín o también para electrodomésticos y muebles. Hablamos con Loreto sobre el tema de poner unos carteles, inicialmente van a monitorizar la zona y en base a los resultados van a decidir qué hacer. Hay trabajadores del ayuntamiento en el solar y está abierto desde las 10h hasta las 13h de Lunes a Viernes. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hola Barry y Sandra, en la edición de Enero contestasteis un email que mencionaba la

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posibilidad de poner unos bancos en las aceras de las cuestas de Maxcoop y la de la playa. Dijisteis que Loreto tenía que mirar a ver si el ancho de las aceras lo permitiría. Hemos estado mirando y creemos que sí que entrarían sin problemas, además seguro que la gente que sube estas cuestas estaría muy agradecida de poder descansar a medio camino. Es irónico que nos llegue este email. Estuvimos comentando en nuestra última reunión con Loreto la posibilidad de poner un banco como nuestro regalo a la comunidad en conmemoración a nuestras 100 ediciones, el Ayuntamiento está viendo a ver cuánto nos saldría… esperamos poder tener un banco muy pronto. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mando este email para informarles de que están usando el nuevo mercadillo como zona de ocio, hay niños y adultos usándolo como pista de patinaje sobre ruedas, hay cometas volando e incluso ya lo están usando como parque para pasear perros. Han abierto las vallas y demuestran no tener ningún tipo de respeto. Tenemos un polideportivo para estas actividades y juegos. Creo que deberían cercar toda la zona sino creo que vamos a tener problemas. Intenté llamar a Loreto. Gracias Graham. Se reunieron el 15 de Abril para organizar las bases de seguridad para la zona, inicialmente van a vallar una parte para los puesteros pero no van a vallar el parking ya que se va a usar para otras actividades o para el polideportivo. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ahora tenemos que pagar para aparcar! Acabo de recibir una carta del Ayuntamiento que nos informa que nos van a cobrar por usar la plaza de aparcamiento de la calle. Esto nos llega después de 8 años de la construcción de la casa, increíble! Obviamente es otra forma de recaudar dinero, ¿Qué más van a intentar? El coste será de 70 a 100€ ¿Alguien más ha recibido esta carta? Es bastante normal que en Santa Pola paguen su plaza en las calles públicas, incluso la gente pide tener su propio aparcamiento. Esto sólo se aplica a calles públicas, no particulares, se le da una señal de VADO para evitar que otras personas aparquen en su sitio. No hay obligación de pagarlo, si no lo quiere. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Las casas de Altomar 2 han recibido una notificación de Gestfinc sobre las vallas para cerrar la comunidad, van a empezar las obras el 1 de Mayo y el coste será de €65,677 (iva incluido) las obras tardarán aproximadamente 60 días. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------El club de noruegos ha donado a 3 organizaciones locales un total de 2100€. En presencia del Concejal de Servicios Sociales, Ana Blasco y los Concejales de Gran Alacant, Loreto Cascales y Francisco Martín, el Club Noruego ha extendido tres cheques de 700€ a Caritas, Cruz Roja y Aracelia. Los representativos de las tres organizaciones han querido reconocer la asistencia y ayuda de los miembros del Club. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hemos estado comentando la situación de los robos en los supermercados. Los supermercados no tienen la obligación de tener cámaras de seguridad. Si le llega a ocurrir a alguien, tiene que ir a la policía para poner una denuncia. Dependiendo de la cantidad de denuncias que reciben, va a depender la acción que tomen. Aquí en España los supermercados no tienen responsabilidad. Loreto llamó a la policía y les comentó sobre el aumento significativo de los robos, la policía va a patrullar más la zona. Por favor, si nos quieren enviar algún email con sus problemas o preguntas para nuestra reunión del mes que viene. Gracias Sandra y Barry

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Phone top-ups now available for all networks in Spain and many other countries. Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, Yoigo, Hits, etc. We now supply EuroDirect phone cards (€6.00)

ABOVE “RUBY TUESDAYS” BAR see back of this magazine for exact location

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WE ARE OPPOSITE THE SCHOOL At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, "Aren't you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger? The other replied, "Yes I am, I married the wrong man.

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FREE LOCAL “PICK UP AND DROP BACK” SERVICE AVAILABLE

At our new Centre in Santa Pola, we can service and repair any make of vehicle, whether it is a motor bike or large Motorhome, and we offer the following: • Head Gaskets • Engine Re-conditioning • Timing Belts • Clutches • Brakes • Welding • Air Con re-gas • Exhausts and Batteries • Tyres • Up to date Diagnostic equipment • Pre ITV Inspections and ITV tests. The Centre is headed by Tom May, who is an experienced vehicle technician who has spent 20 years at Vauxhall and 4 years with Mercedes in the UK, before moving over to Spain. Tom has also recently spent 5 years with Mercedes in Alicante, before joining our team in Santa Pola. Customers can be assured they will receive a first class service from a first class garage, that does not charge main dealer prices. For a friendly chat or advice, please give us a ring on the numbers below.

C/Ferrers 90, Pol. Ind. Santa Ana, Guardamar - Tel 966107606 or 647162821 C/Marineros 41, Pol. Ind IN-2, Santa Pola - Tel 965078505 or 647162821 Open: Mon - Friday 9am - 6pm (no siesta) Sat - 10am - 2pm E mail: info@englishgarage.com Website: www.englishgarage.com

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We are easy to find in El Altet. From Gran Alacant turn off the N332 signposted El Altet. Over the roundabout. Over the traffic lights and we are on the right, before the next roundabout.

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There are coffee shops next to us when waiting for that short job to be carried out. For longer jobs we will pick your car up and deliver back to you, if in the Gran Alacant area.

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Congratulations

to Andrew & Nikki on the birth of daughter Lola and to proud Grandparents Dorene & Chris.

Masa Square and Sierra Mar A clutch of adverts on the next five pages are in two traffic free squares on Gran Alacant. See the map at the back of this magazine for the exact locations At Sierra Mar are Patagonia, La Paletta and Not Just Desserts At Plaza Mayor (Masa Square), you have, Hole in the Wall, Times Square, a second Patagonia, & Azafran Indian. The GA bowls club, are adjacent to the square.

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A man goes to a shrink and says, "Doctor, my wife is unfaithful to me. Every evening, she goes to Larry's bar and picks up men. In fact, she sleeps with anybody who asks her! I'm going crazy. What do you think I should do?" "Relax," says the Doctor, "take a deep breath and calm down. Now, tell me, exactly where is Larry's bar?"

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For Lyneli, go past Eroski to the McDonalds roundabout, straight over to next roundabout, go straight on and SANTA POLA we are on the right.

CALIPSO

CARLIN STATIONARY

GLORIETA SQUARE & CASTLE

MAP FROM GOOGLE EARTH

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Important information from ORKE Services

SPANISH DRIVING LICENCE


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Welcome to the area of Gran Alacant that includes the Commercial Centre.

As you leave the N332 to come on to Gran Alacant this area is on your right.

Our advertisers in this area are:MARITAOS KITCHEN IV, EURONICS,

HOMEFINDERS, ARMONY GYM,

HYPER POOL CENTER

and on page 3 GRANNET

3 COURSE MENUS €9.95

SPECIALS from €4.95 to €6.95

 Open 12.00 till 24.00 everyday.  Phone: 966 699 775.  Our fourth restaurant since 2005 (see GA map in this magazine).  Professional chef, Considerate service,  Quality healthy food.  Take aways SUSHI  Asian restaurant that is that NOW “little bit different”. AVAILABLE  Big venue ideal for Special functions  Menus and prices on our website at:- www.maritaoskitchen.com

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175,000 euro

PROPERTY OF THE MONTH

143,000 euro

D SOL 95,000 euro

Urb: Brisamar GA0287 Townhouse, 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, fabulous views, AC/ heating, gated complex, 120,000 tennis court and euro communal Pool.

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Properties for waiting clients and investors.

92,000 euro

Only properties in immaculate condition, fully furnished and preferably with sea views. 86,000 euro 320,000 euro

140,000 euro

Call at our office in the GA Centre

For our location, see the GA map at the back of this magazine. Easy to use web page updated daily in Spanish and English.

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TIMETABLE & ROUTE FOR THE GRAN ALACANT TOURIST TRAIN

Timetable from April 1st till May 31st will be: Monday to Saturday Mornings 10:00 h – 14:00 h Evenings 16:00 h – 20:00 h Sunday 11:00h - 14:00 h

Cool message to mother-in-law: "Dear Mother-in-law, Don't teach me how to handle my children. I am living with one of yours and he needs a lot of improvement!" . . . . . . . . . . .

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WANTED volunteers

for The Easy Horse care Rescue Centre

The Easy Horse care Rescue Centre in Rojales are looking for volunteers and donated goods furniture, brica Brac etc. Or just want to give to this worthwhile charity. It was founded in 2008 with the mission of rescuing mistreated horses, ponies and donkeys in the Alicante region of Spain, Books, clothes, furniture, bikes, bric a brac and large furniture items can be collected If you go to the website at www.easyhorsecare.net you can see the work these people carry out for the welfare of horses in the area. Please contact Vicky for volunteer work or collection or donation of goods. Tel: 636 062 000 HOW TO FIND US: Turn off the N332 to Guardamar. Where the CV910 Guardamar road and the CV860 Rojales to San Fulgencio road meet, go under the CV910 flyover in the direction San Fulgencio. Immediately passing under the flyover,at the island, take the 'Rojales Este'turning to the right. Carry on for 1 km and at the next island go straight over signposted 'Camino de servicio'. Take the left fork after 0.2km and carry on for 1.1km. At the junction you will find EHCRC in front of you. If you are unable to locate us please do not hesitate to contact us for direction.

When a married man replies; "I'll think about it." -What he really means is that he hasn't asked his wife for permission yet! . . . .

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CARABASI COMPLEX ADVERTISERS on pages 42 to 47 Bar 1 Aquarius Olimpo Casanova Los Belgas Sandhills Gourmet Ocean Phoenix The tourist train and the GA shopping bus, both stop outside this complex.

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QUALITY PRICE AND SERVICE OUR GUARANTEE

TRADITIONAL BRITISH DINING AT ITS BEST. Aquarius food can also be served to you at neighbouring bars “Cork n Bottle”, “Next Door”, & “Oceans”

Wi fi - T.V. - Views - Printing - Air Con - Weatherproof outside terrace GOSSIP COLUMN A rumour going around that Aquarius food is the BEST on the Costa. Well you can’t stop people talking!!!

BULLETIN!!

As you know, we specialise in great Fish n Chips. But we now have something for everyone.

STAR BUY

Liver & bacon, Sausage & mash, Stew, Savoury faggots & peas & more Range of great desser ts for you sweet toothers

KIDS CORNER

3 COURSES

STARTER: Soup, tomato or leek with crusty bread. MAIN: Fisn ‘n’ chips with side salad DESSERT: Ice cream liquer ONLY €8.95

OLD FAVOURITES “Best of British”

NEW

HEADLINES

TREASURE CHEST LOTS OF TOYS & GAMES ALL Childrens meals €3.95

We now serve NEW potato’s

PERSONAL ADS COLUMN WANTED 50 Hungry people

OPENING TIMES from 5pm till late April-October ALWAYS WATCH OUR BOARDS for menu changes and news

MAIN MENU

Fish n chips, Steaks, Smokey Mac, Gammon, Curry, Lasagne, Chilli, Vegetarian options, Childrens menu, and lots more

Fish n chips

FU start at €5.50 L LIC LY ST E Trust in COD, and PEAS be upon you always NS OCK ED E BA D FOR TAKE AWAYS, ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS R

MAC’S ADVICE COLUMN

PHONE: 966 699 601 or see us upstairs at Carabasi or email Angie on: aquariusgranalacant@gmail.com

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AT THE CARABASI COMPLEX

a subsiduary of Olimpo Construction & Reforms. open 10am-1pm and 5.30pm-8.30pm

visit our showroom visite nuestra sala de exposiciรณn bezoek onze showroom

Offering our services since 2005, now with the opening of our office, we want to be closer to you in Avda. NORUEGA 214, Local 25. CC CARABASI COMPLEX (next to the restaurant TRES BESOS)

Alex: 669 397 896

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Ofreciendo nuestros servicios desde 2005, ahora con la apertura de nuestra oficina, queremos estar mรกs cerca de ti en Avda. NORUEGA. 214, Local 25. CARABASI COMPLEX (junto al restaurante Tres Besos)

Sinds 2005 bieden wy onze service aan. Numet de opening vaon ons lantoor, willenwe dichter by u in de buurt zyn U kuntons vinden op Avda. NORUEGA. 214, Local 25. CARABASI COMPLEX (junto al restaurante Tres Besos)

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Casanova is the perfect choice for you to enjoy a freshly prepared meal made to our own special recipes.  Succulent fall off the bone Ribs,  Combo meals  Chicken Goujons in a Cajun batter,  Steaks,  Fish & Chips in crispy Tetley batter,  1/2 Pound homemade burgers,  Smokey Joe,  Fresh Salmon in a parsley sauce, and so much more for your enjoyment, including  lighter bite options. Not forgetting our ever popular  Sunday Roast.  Full children's menu.  Takeaway available. Monday Closed. Tuesday - Saturday open at 5.30pm Sunday open 1pm. For reservations Tel: 966 697 567 When asked in class; Why do women live a better, longer and a more peaceful life than men? A very Intelligent student replied: "Because women don't have wives!" . . . . . . . . . . .

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EAT IN or TAKE AWAY

phone: 966 698 963

Open from 5pm Monday to Friday Open from 1pm weekends Closed Tuesdays

Ribs Sirloin steak Curries Authentic Indian& chips Fish Kebabs etable Lasagne Traditional or veg Beef burgers wiches Baguettes - Sand

ORIGINAL ITALIAN PIZZA’s Almost silently, so as not to scare the fish, Michael says, 'I think I'm gonna divorce my wife. She hasn't spoken to me in over 2 months.' Brian continues slowly sipping his beer then thoughtfully says, 'You better think it over, Michael, women like that are hard to find.'

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There are 2 times when a Man doesn't understand a Woman. Before Marriage and After Marriage.

THE PHOENIX RESTAURANT The in place to be.....

Don and Ann would like to welcome you to our restaurant upstairs next to the ramp at the Carabassi Centro, where our restaurant is your dining room.

1 2.95 ly €EA onBR KFAST Day and 0.00am m o r f 4. t s litefa Burg bite 00pm ers, Break 5€ 2.2 h m s fro i m l Omle enu a Toas Eng l Special set price menu -available only oked, ties, Bage ettes, fish vailable Freshly co ttes 5 starters, 8 mains,& 6 desserts 10.99€ducts , Cur & chips pro ry & sh gli all En Chill Sunday Carvery every Sunday from 12.30pm only i 7.90€ Help yourself to fresh veg, mash, roasties.

Full evening menu with NEW additionseg. Duck Magret in an orange and Contreau sauce- 5.00pm till close Note: Mondays closed 2.00pm -5.00pm

Tel: 966 698 364 for reservations Opening Hours Everyday 10.00am until 10.00pm

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There is a Mass held at the library on Gran Alacant Every Sunday at 12.30pm

DON’T FORGET every 3rd Sunday in the month all of the bargain stalls set up on the car park outside the Council Office in GA

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DESPUES DE TANTO TIEMPO VIVIENDO EN GRAN ALACANT Y SIN ENCONTRAR UN SITIO DONDE TOMARSE UNA CANA CON UNA TAPA Y UN BUEN VINO HEMOS DECIDIDO ABRIR La Tasca Tapas Bar. ROSI, TONI, OSCAR, MANOLO Y MARIO

AFTER LIVING IN GRAN ALACANT FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WE HAVEN’T FOUND A NICE PLACE TO HAVE A BEER WITH A TAPAS OR A GLASS OF WINE, SO WE DECIDED TO OPEN La Tasca Tapas Bar. ROSI, TONI, OSCAR, MANOLO and MARIO We are on the right, up the hill, just before the new market. Marked on the GA map at the back of this magazine.

GASP Theatre, Mr Jenson will be investigating another intriguing case at the Casa de Cultura, Calle Elche, Santa Pola on 1st June at 7:30 pm. In the same programme there will be A PRACTICAL APPROACH to living and courtship, and two short comic interludes. Why not come along for a fun evening's entertainment? Please remember that the more tickets at only €5 we sell, the more we can donate to Santa Pola Cruz Roja, you never know when you might need them! Tickets will be on sale or reservation at Gran Alacant Market on Thursday 22nd and 29th May. You can also pay on the door, reserve tickets from David on 966 181 113 or Chris on 966 181 194., or reserve on-line at gasptheatre@hotmail.co.uk

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MONTEMAR BOWLS AND SOCIAL CLUB (Sponsored by Super Valu)

Captains shake hands before the off

David Smy President's cup winner

Alan Ashberry receiving several awards

Stan Routledge with the Davis Cup

Joe Ridley Montemar Torros in the SABA Trips Summer League The Torros have started with two wins the first against mens Vistabella Fairways and the second against Emerald Isle singles Vulcans. Against the Fairways the honours were shared both winner sides winning three rinks. However by having the most shots we scored the extra two points for an 8 points to 6 points win. The winning skips were Ted Hyman, Danny King and captain Bill Judd. The other three rinks were very close, one losing by 3 shots one by 2 shots and one by 1 shot. Well done by all players and thanks to Vistebella Fairways for a good and close match. At home against the Emerald Isle Vulcans the Torros manged to win on five rinks and narrowly lost on the sixth. By amassing 142 shots against 70, the win was 12 points to 2. Well played all the team. Friday 12th April 2013 Presentation Evening. All the winners and runners up of our internal competitions were presented with their trophies by the club's Honorary President Dn Antonio Martinez together with the local council representative Da Loreto Cascales. The club chairman Mike Farrelly thanked them for their support. Saturday 13th April 2013 Chairman's versus Captain's annual match. A nice sunny day with good support saw a win for the Colin Armitage's captain's team against Mike Farrelly's chairmans team. This was achieved by winning on four rinks drawing on one and losing on one. The game was played in a very friendly way and was enjoyed by all.

Mixed fours Joe & Diane Ridley Stan Routledge & Janet Gatward

Pauline Woodfine ladies singles winner

Barrie & Pauline Woodfine celebrating their wedding anniversary

Congratulations to Pauline and Barrie Woodfine who recently celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. For any information about joining our club or fixture details please contact the club captain Colin Armitage. Tel: 966 619 010 Ext. 01066.

Highest scoring team

Please visit our web site at www.montemarbowls.com for more info about our Bowls and Social Club. New members are always welcome.

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The DENTAL PRACTICE and CUTS R US are on the La Marina Urbanisation and Almarcha are in the La Marina village.

Tel: 966 797 119 659 728 128

IN THE VILLAGE

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Royal British LegionGran Alacant Branch BR 3606

Can you figure out what these seven words all have in common! 1. Banana 2. Dresser 3. Grammar 4. Potato 5. Revive 6. Uneven 7. Assess In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the sameword. 5.000â‚Ź- JACUZZI

hot tub 5 personas, USSPA PERSEA

SHIATSU. five people (Gran Alacant)

EnvĂ­a un email al anunciante:

THE GRAN ALACANT SHOPPING BUS which drops off and picks up, all around Gran Alacant :Mornings start at 09.30 from shopping centre, and every 30 minutes until 13.30 ending also at shopping centre.

caio_leal@hotmail.com MOVIL

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Hi everybody In the little village of Biar, one hour driving form Santa Pola take place one of my favourite celebrations, local fiestas in the Costa Blanca. There is a special day to go there and it is on the 10th of May. If you go you will experience fiesta, tradition, music, fires, fireworks and much more. There are, of course, more parades, the programme is more or less as follows: Petrer 16th to 20th and 22nd in Salinas , Also there is a specials events like the one held in Torrevieja 8th of May to 12th “Feria de Mayo” or in Monforte del Cid-Orito another popular pilgrimage “Romería de San Pascual”. Also “Las Cruces de Mayo” Cross of May, Crosses made with flowers in la Cruz Street in Santa Pola and the most beautiful ones are shown in the old quarter of Alicante “Barrio la Cruz”. That’s all for May friends.

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FERAL (animals) FRIENDS OF GRAN ALACANT & nearby areas Bank Account 00730100500151055816 - IBAN ES07 & Swift OPENESMM There are many Vet bills/animals in need. You can help by: Sponsor an animal for an amount per month or puntual donations.

FUND RAISING BOOT SALES (Rastros) From October to June 1. Only Books, Films & Music CD´s-DVD´s Sunset´s Bar-Rest.- Carabassi Centre You can buy books from 0,50cts. and music from 0,30cts. !!! Extraordinary one: 17th May at RUMORS - Masa Sq. above Super Valu, from 14h to 17. (Come to their quiz night, starts at 16,00h). 2. Second Hand Market org. by GA Community up the hill, Health Centre Parking Please visit us first before you buy others We have New or As New usefull items at extremely low prices PLEASE NO ARTICLES ACCEPTED DAY OF STALL/SALE

Reminder. 420.000 Cats born in 7 years from 1 female not sterelized 67.000 Dogs born in 7 years from 1 female not sterelized STERELIZATIONS should be done anytime after 4 month olds, for the sake of your animals´s health (ask your Vet).

Feral Friends does not have a shelter. Our work is to trap ferals to sterelize them and save & attend those injured or ill. Due to lack of funds since 2012 We are only attending extreme urgencies. PLEASE DONATE !!

COME & SUPPORT US, PLEASE

Foster Homes & Volunteers Needed. Litter, food & material accepted (except Generic Markets brand food. Aldi is OK). For info contact feralfriends.ga@gmail.com 697 574 199 (except Sundays)

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Hello Barry and Sandra, Just a quick congratulations for your up-coming 100th edition of the brilliant Gran Alacant Advertiser.

CCW electrical services Qualified electrician All electrical work undertaken Tel 617872405 contact Clive or Wendy A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

We have enjoyed reading the magazine over the years, with the latest news from Loreto and all the other helpful information and pictures inside. We always have a race to see who can find the little dog ! Now we look forward to seeing a copy of the first edition in the 100th edition in May, that will bring back memories. Thank you both for all the work. Dennis and Rosemary

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A recipe from

Sandra’s Cookbook

which you can read online at:- www.sandrascookbook.com compiled by Sandra Bonathan (not Sandra from this magazine)

Egg Custard Tarts

It is worth buying foil cases for these, it stops the pastry being too hard. A sweetened crust, filled with silky egg custard, topped off with a generous sprinkle of ground nutmeg. Yum! Left over pastry can be used for jam tarts or just wrapped and frozen for future use. My foils were 7 cm across the base and 11cm outside edge to edge on the top. Baking times will vary for different sizes but not by much. I found that I had enough custard to make 7, enough pastry for double that. Ingredients Pastry

 500g flour  100g sugar  1 tsp salt  250g unsalted butter  2 large eggs made up to approx 250ml with water Egg custard

 4 large eggs  180g sugar  1 cup double cream  ½ cup milk or cream (depends on how rich you like your custard!)  ground nutmeg (this is one occasion where I prefer ready ground, it's finer)

Method Pastry

1. Rub fat into flour and salt until well mixed, add sugar. 2.Add the liquid and bring together with a fork until a dough is made. Don't over work it. Form into a ball. 3.Roll out until fairly thin but still thick enough to handle. 4.Cut out into rounds - I used a small dish as a template, as my pastry cutter was not quite large enough. 5.Press into the foil tins and use a fork to decorate the edge. Make as many as the paste will allow, you can freeze the left overs or they will keep a couple of days in the fridge. Custard

1.Use a had whisk to blend all the ingredients except the nutmeg, together. 2.Strain into a clean jug. Baking

1.Put the foils on a baking tray. 2.Fill almost to the top of the pastry with custard. 3.Sprinkle on a good amount of nutmeg 4.Bake at 200c (not fan) for 20 -25 min until the centres just wobble. I switched the oven off at 20 min but left them in for another five. 5.Cool in foils on a wire rack and then put in fridge.

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LOG ON TO YOUR LOCAL FORUM Join in the general discussions, or just read and learn more about the area. There are direct links from this site to our magazine website.

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Pets In Spain is a website dedicated to the re-homing of abandoned and unwanted animals on the Costa Blanca. Whether you are looking to adopt an animal, advertise an animal or if you simply want to know more about taking care of your pet in Spain, please take a look at our site. To view more animals for adoption go to: www.petsinspain.com If you would like to advertise an animal email: info@petsinspain.info Wills is 1 of 3 puppies brought to us after being found wandering the streets. 1 has been adopted and 2 are still available. They are now approx 11 weeks old and will be medium size when fully grown. Call: 966 725 975

Lucy was found extremely emaciated and heavily laden with puppy milk. She is approx 15 months and after searching for 2 days no puppies were found. She is very loving and friendly and will make someone a lovely companion. Call: 645 469 253

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Teddy & Tiramasu are now around 3 months old and are happy, healthy pups. They have started their vaccinations and will be medium/large when fully grown. Call: 633 402 155

These 4 pups were found abandoned in the campo with their mother when they were just 2 weeks old, they are now looking for homes and will be small/medium size when fully grown. Call: 645 469 253


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Avenida Escandinavia 37 (Gran Alacant, Alicante) stoscan@online.no

For more information visit: doctor4energy.com

The cost for Rebosy ranges from 75 to 160 euro and in most cases it is a once in a lifetime treatment.

We do all kinds of pain treatments and prescriptions. Normal consultation from 30 euro.

The treatment is painless and lasts for one to two hours and you will be asked your opinion after the treatment. It is successful in 9 out of 10 cases and your physical problems may disappear immediately after being treated!

During the treatment you will simply lie on a couch and relax while the doctor carries out the treatment. The treatment consists of ReBoSy by AA (Restoring Body Symmetry by Advanced Acupuncture) using very fine needles and infrared light, among other things.

Using a level measure for ReBoSy (Restoring Body Symmetry) you can see the difference - before and after treatment.

A small deviation in the level of your pelvis - which you may never have noticed - could give you back or neck problems or even headaches. Because of this you may end up as a patient who has to endure many different medical treatments.

Without knowing it, many of us suffer from instability in the Pelvis which can lead to unequal leg length resulting in a small deviation (Scoliosis) in the column.

New treatment - unknown in U.K. - for lower back pain, headache, migraine, muscular tension, muscular pain(including Lumbar pain) and many more.

ReBoSy Treatment


Tel: 966 698 569

Liliana Aldeguer Cerdán 793 English translation by Sergio Reina Esteban col 747

THE TEN MOST COMMON PATHOLOGIES IN DOGS

According to Pfizer Laboratories, the ten most commonly seen diseases in dogs are: -Otitis (ear infections). -Skin allergic problems -Skin infections. -Gastritis with vomits. -Gastroenteritis with diarrhoeas. -Urinary tract infections (cystitis). -Arthritis. -Soft tissues traumatisms. -Benign tumors. -Ocular problems. According to our experience, after 15 years working at this area, this list is quite exact, even if you consider that there are some specific diseases at our area, such as Leishmaniosis and some other parasitic diseases, which are not included in the list.

These ten health problems are certainly very common in dogs. Some other statistics say that most cases you can see at a small animal practice are skin problems (itching, infections, bald patches), and reproductive problems (neutering, mammary gland tumors, uterus infections, etc). But it’s also true that the diseases that are seen at the practice will vary depending on the breed (we have written in the past about racial predispositions) and the age (pets live longer and longer, so geriatric problems such as heart problems, arthritis, tumors, are becoming more and more common).

One health problem which, in our opinion, should appear at this list, would be mouth problems: more than 50% of dogs and cats we check every day, are suffering from plaque, gingivitis, or both, in a lower or higher degree, depending on the individual. Many owners think bad breath or plaque is normal in pets, but that’s false. Dogs are supposed to smell like dog, not like perfume, but when they have a really bad breath, it’s normally caused by a mouth infection, with or without plaque. The mouth should be clean,

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and, again depending on the individual, teeth should be cleaned every one, two or three years (in some lucky individuals, never).

Apart from the diseases that appear at the list, some other ones, with environmental causes, are becoming more and more common, such as some tumors and other skin diseases caused by an excessive exposure to direct sunlight (dermatitis, superficial chronic keratitis, carcinoma…), alimentary allergic problems, which may appear as diarrhoeas or skin problems, hormonal diseases, etc.

The most important the owner should know about all these problems, is prevention. In case of infectious diseases, it’s relatively easy: a good vaccination plan is very effective. We would like to remind everybody that kennel cough vaccine is a powerful tool for controlling the small outbreaks we suffer at this area every summer. External and internal antiparasitic treatments are very important for controlling diseases such as heartworm and vector-borne diseases. For non-infectious diseases, vaccines are not of use, but common sense: a right diet, preservative and GMO free if possible, no “extras” such as bacon, ice creams, chips, chocolate, etc. Another good ideas could be: walking the dog always in the lead, using top quality antiparasitic treatments (not supermarket ones, or cheap fakes from the Internet), and having the pet checked by a Vet at least twice a year (annual injections plus a 6 month check), for detecting any health problem at its first stages. Liliana Aldeguer Cerdán col 793. English translation by Sergio Reina Esteban col 747.


If you take a walk around the Spanish countryside, you may come upon notices which say “Coto de caza”. For those of you with a limited grasp of Spanish this roughly translates as “You can’t come in here with your shotgun until you have paid me five hundred euros”. As anyone who has been woken up at 5 in the morning at the weekend knows, the Spanish are quite keen at shooting things like rabbits and game birds which can be turned into a paella. These signs can also be seen around the perimeter fence of the Clot, and in this case it simply means “No Hunting”. It is perhaps just as well that birds and animals can’t read, or they would be seeking sanctuary by in their thousands in the Clot and making rude faces at the hunters standing on the wrong side of the fence. Mark Etheridge Here’s one of the hunter’s regular targets, the Red-legged Partridge (also known by some as the French Partridge) or Perdiz Roja in Spanish. It is familiar to most British birdwatchers, having first been introduced to the UK for sporting purposes in 1600, and is now as widespread as the British Grey Partridge, but here in Spain, Portugal and France it is a native bird. Because it is highly valued as a shooting bird, the populations are high despite the annual slaughter and in many areas these birds are actively managed in order to satisfy the hunter’s demands between the months of October and February. There are quite a few Partridges in the Clot; you will often hear their gruff rhythmic calls or experience that heart-stopping moment when a flock of them explode from the undergrowth as you are innocently walking along one of the paths. This is not a good survival technique for a game bird, as it makes them easier to shoot. However, they manage quite well for a bird which is mostly destined to end up in a puff of feathers and lead shot. They are seed-eaters, although the young are helped to grow quickly on a diet of insects. They gather together in a group; it is very rare to see a bird out and about on its own, and these tend to be family gatherings. The hen will lay a comparatively large number of eggs – clutches of 13 or 14 eggs are not uncommon, and the chicks will stay with the parents until maturity and beyond, although the mortality rates are still high from non-human predators. So if you see a group of these birds in the Clot, wish them well and hope that they don’t take it into their heads to fly over the fence into the shooting ranges beyond.

WHAT’S THAT?

IN THE CLOT?

See you next month.

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WORDSEARCH “RISE and SHINE” in Spanish & English

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SUDOKU Difficulty rating: easy

To solve the puzzle each 3 x 3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9. While the rules of this logic puzzle may be simple, there are numerous strategies to help you solve Sudoku.

For hints and information visit www.sudoku.org.uk

Difficulty rating: medium

DOODLE AREA

Difficulty rating: hard

ANSWERS ON GRAN ALACANT MAP PAGE

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A map to help you find places of interest, and the locaton of all of ALLOTMENTS

SCHOOL

SEZADÚ

CARABASI BARS COMPLEX (DOWN THE HILL) *PHOENIX RESTAURANT *LOS BELGAS *BAR 1 *OCEAN 11 *SIMPLE SPANISH MORTGAGES *OLIMPO *SANDHILLS * CASANOVA *GOURMET

PROPOSED SITE OF THE NEW CHURCH

PLAZA MAYOR

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PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

VET GA EXOTICS TIMES SQUARE SAFFRON HOLE IN THE WALL PATAGONIA STEAK HOUSE

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GA BOWLS CLUB

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Euronics EURONICS ELECTRICAL HOMEFINDERS /SOLEIL MARITAOS KITCHEN ARMONY GYM HYPER POOL

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COCINARTE

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GRANNET BOTTOM FLOOR OF THE GA COMMERCIAL CENTRE

PROPOSED SITE FOR A NEW HEALTH CENTRE, BLUE AREAS SUCH AS “SPORTS CENTRE” & BROWN AREAS SUCH AS THE “SCHOOL” are reserved for Council amenities, and are NOT for housing

CHIROPODY & PHYSIOTHERAPY

SUDOKU SOLUTIONS

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our advertisers on Gran Alacant. Get your business on our map. PARK

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Phoenix

NOT JUST DESSERTS PATAGONIA no.2 STEAK HOUSE TOURIST INFORMATION

La PALETTA

1 MAXCOOP SUPERMARKET 2 SUPERVALU SUPERMARKET 3 MERCADONA SUPERMARKET 4 MEDICAL CENTRE G.A. COUNCILLOR MUNICIPAL OFFICES LIBRARY 5 THURSDAY MARKET 6 POST OFFICE 7 SCHOOL

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GA TV

GA farmacia G.A. SERVICES & SOL COMPUTERS LA TASCA CINEMA INN at the Life Resort

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS Aquagest 24hr..(water co.)...902 250 170 Aeropuerto..............................966 919 000 Ayuntamiento-Gran Alacant. ............966 697 749 Alicante Bus Station...............965 130 700 Alicante Train Station.............902 240 202 Bomberos (Fire).....................085 Biblioteca (Library)..................966 692 773 Butano gas..............................966 672 222 Guardia Civil............................062 Guardia Civil............................965 411 290 Iberdrola..(electric co.)............901 202 020

Library GA............................ 966 697 110 Local Police...........................092 Local Police...........................965 411 103 Medical Health Service........966 699 081 National Police......................091 Red Cross (Cruz Roja)........965 416 936 Red Cross emergencies.....112 Rubbish collection.................966 693 955 Suma......................................965 292 000 Taxi sited at ALDI...................96 541 11 11 Telefonica..............................1004

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TILING SPECIALIST (your choice of tiles for the garden or house). All types of

BUILDING WORK undertaken UNDERBUILD CONVERSIONS (you choose what you want. 1, 2, 3 bedrooms or just 1 large room for your own home cinema).

Coral & Serena terrace extensions. Bring your terrace foreward gives more room Auroras & Albas Terrace extensions FROM SMALL TERRACES TO

LARGE EXTENSIONS All work guaranteed! Give SOL a call on 606 818 442 or E-mail solbuilders@hotmail.co.uk


FORD FOCUS

EUROCARS LTD 600 726 221

2001 X reg LHD 1.8 TDDi 5 door, one owner 119,000 km full service history CD player air con 9,800 € blue

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 2001 Spanish reg LHD 1.0 L 5 door, new shape 66,000 km air con, pas CD player red 7,800 € EUROCARS LTD 600 726 221

RENAULT SCENIC

EUROCARS LTD 600 726 221

2000 W reg LHD 1.6 RXE auto one owner 111,000 km air con, alloys CD player bronze 8,850 € metallic


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600 726 221 ALL VEHICLES LEFT HAND DRIVE

2002 52 MERCEDES E220CDi AVANT-

2000 W RENAULT SCENIC 1.6 RXE, AUTO, 1 OWNER, 111KMS, AIR CON, ALLOYS,

10,650 euros 2001 51 OPEL VECTRA 2.2Di ESTATE,

CD PLAYER, BRONZE METALLIC

1 OWNER, 55,000KMS, FSH, AIR CON, CRUISE

9,800 euros 2001 X FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDDi, 5 DOOR,

CONTROL, CD PLAYER, RED

1 OWNER, 119KMS, AIR CON, CD PLAYER, BLUE

9,800 euros 1999 T CITROEN EVASION MPV 1.8i,

1 OWNER, 68,000KMS, AIR CON, 7 SEATER,

9,250 euros 2001 Y FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDDi ESTATE,

CD PLAYER

GARDE AUTO, 1 OWNER 45 KMS, FSH, LEATHER, CLI-

1 OWNER, 156,000KMS, AIR CON, BLUE

TITRONIC, 2 OWNERS, 82,000 KMS, FSH, POWER

SHORT WHEEL BASE VAN, 1 OWNER, ROOF RACK WITH LADDER, INTERIOR RACKING SYSTEM

32,300 euro 1998R PORSCHE BOXSTER 2.5 AUTO,

MATE CONTROL, METALLIC BLUE

HOOD, AIR CON, BLACK LEATHER, SILVER METALLIC

26,500 euros 003 03 FIAT ULYSEE 2.0 7 SEATER, 20

1 OWNER, 30,000 KM, FSH, CLIMATE NAVIGATION,

19,800 euros 2001 Y SUSUKI GRAND VITARA

ALLOYS, METALLIC GREY

2.0TD, 5 DOOR, 1 OWNER, 120,000KMS, FSH, AIR

15,250 euros 2000 V CHRYSLER VOYAGER 2.5 SE

8,850 euros FORD TRANSIT 2000 W REG 90,000KMS,

CHOICES AVAILABLE 8,850 euros 1996 N 520i SE, 1 OWNER, 130,000KMS, 8,500 euros FSH,SUNROOF, ALLOYS, 2001 Y ROVER 45 1.8 4 DOOR SALOON, 1 OWNER, FSH, 68,000KMS, AIR CON, SILVER

7,950 euros 2001 Y ROVER 45 1.8, 4 DOOR SALOON,

CON, SIDE STEPS, BULLBAR, GOLD

1 OWNER, FSH, 68,000KMS, AIR CON, SILVER

T.D. 38,000KMS, 1 OWNER, FSH, AIR CON, CRUISE CONTROL, PRIVACY GLASS, CD CHANGER, METALLIC

AUTO, 5 DOOR, 1 OWNER, 83,000KMS, FSH,

13,950 euros 2003 53 DAEWOO EVANDA 2.0i CDX,

BLUE

1 OWNER, 15,000 KMS, AIR CON, ALLOYS, LEATHER,

7,950 euros 2001 FIAT PUNTO 1.2 16 V,SPANISH REG 7,800 euros 2001 VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.0L,

AIR CON, SILVER

SPANISH REG 5 DOOR, NEW SHAPE, 66,000KMS,

7,800 euros 2000 W FORD FIESTA 1.8 TDDi, 5 DOOR, 1

6 STACK CD, SILVER, FOUR DOOR SALOON

AIR CON, PAS, CD PLAYER, RED

1 OWNER, 108,000KMS, FSH, AIR CON, PDC

C/LOCKING, WHITE

1 OWNER, 20,000 KMS, AIR CON, LIGHT BLUE

BRITISH RACING GREEN

12,950 euros 1998 R BMW 528i SE TOURING AUTO,

12,750 euros 2004 FRENCH REG FOCUS TDCI 5 DOOR,

LEATHER, GREEN METALLIC

12,750 euros 2004 OI CLIO 1.6 16V, 5 DOOR RED, LOADED,

METALLIC

4,000 KMS NEW 15,200 EUROS

12,750 euros 2002 02 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF TDi ES-

TATE, 1 OWNER, 136,000KMS, AIR CON, ALLOYS,

12,350 euros 2002 2 FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDDi ESTATE,

GREY METALLIC

1 OWNER, 136,000 KMS, AIR CON, CD PLAYER, METALLIC GREY

10,950 euros

OWNER, 148,000KMS. FSH, AIR CON, PAS,

6,750 euros 2000 W ROVER 414 SLi HATCH, 1 OWNER,

FSH, 16,000KMS, AIR CON, SUN ROOF, METALLIC

6,200 euros NISSAN LDV CUB CARGO 2000, 2.3

DIESEL, X REG, RHD,GOING HOME VAN, WHITE WITH SIDE DOOR, 38,000 MILES

1995 M PEUGEOT

5,995 euros

806 - 8 SEATER,

5,300 euros 1995 ROVER METRO 111 Si 3 DOOR, 2,850 euros 40,000KMS, AIR CON, WHITE

167,000KMS, PAS, BLUE METALLIC

SPANISH REGISTRATION TRANSFERS AND INSURANCE FACILITIES AVAILABLE

WIDE SELECTION OF RIGHT HAND DRIVE CARS ALSO AVAILABLE


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