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WHAT’s INSIDE CONTENTS

4/5/6 News 8/9 Photo gallery 10 British Legion 14 GA bowls 26 The Clot 39/40 Spanish/Dutch text 41 K9 45/46 Spanish/Dutch text 47 Tourist info 58/59 S.P.Fiestas 60 GA MABS 63 Beauty page 64 Petanca event 66 Panic in the skies 70/71 Vet 72/73 Email 74 Rover 400 75 Theatre group 76 Wordsearch 77 Sudoku 78 GA map 78 Tel numbers 80 GA bus 80 Alicante map 81 Santa Pola. map 82/83 Local bus times

Please let us know by the

14th of every month if you would like any changes to your advert

Our little dog from the front cover has hidden herself away in the magazine, can you find her? Last month she was in our email section.

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JUST A NOTE: We do provide all of our advertisers with FREE design work and therefore ask that this work not be supplied and used by other publications.

Welcome to our October edition, Many times we have been asked if we could print our magazine in different languages so, this month we are very pleased to announce that our news pages have been translated into Spanish and Dutch, apologies to nationalities that we have not covered but maybe in the future that will happen. We are now also delivering magazines into Alicante City, getting your advertising to even more readers. Well, summer over, peace reigns again, cooler, restful nights sleep, sheer bliss. For us living here permanently, although at the end of the month the clocks go back, we know there will still be plenty of sunny days for us to enjoy and hopefully not many rainy ones. Have a good month Sandra and Barry

IF YOU ARE A REGULAR ADVERTISER WITH OUR MAGAZINE send us any pictures and report of any event you have held at your premises and we will publish it for you FOR FREE


Advertising with us lets you also target non English readers, with our printed and online magazine. ALSO Now delivering into Alicante. Spreading your advertising. We will continue to KEEP IT LOCAL!!

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“Euronics”, “Quicksave” and the “Phoenix Restaurant”. For a free quote contact Barry or Sandra on Home phone: 966 699 167 (answerphone available) or Email: laneinspain@hotmail.com or read the whole magazine on our website at www.granalacantadvertiser.com

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We at your Gran Alacant Advertiser continue to bring you all of the news, including that from the Gran Alacant Councillor, Loreto Cascales, as we have since May 2005. First news this month is of yet another project at the completion stage. The wonderful new roundabout near to the Gran Alacant school is to be opened in October. The

picture is the most up to date we had, before going to press.

We have marked on our Gran Alacant map, the proposed site for a new Roman Catholic Church. Santa Pola Town Hall have donated this land to the church in question. It is expected to be about 5 years however, until everything is completed.

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The new Sports Centre is still ongoing. The contracts have been sent out for the outside

facilities and the Town Hall are now waiting for the responses. The Sports Hall will not be opened until everywhere is complete. It is felt that it could be a bit dangerous to start using it until all of the building work is finished.

Two other projects are finished. The pipework along Noruega and the major problem near to the Life Resort, helping water get away from areas that have always caused major flooding. Everyone has their fingers crossed, that when the rains come, both of these projects will solve

these major problems. Following on from the work along Norguega the workmen


are continuing the stonework along the bank to meet up with stonework already in place in front of the childrens play area and Petanca rink. The dog mess petition is now with the Town Hall, we await developments!!!!!!!

Everyone with their names down for the allotments have been contacted and all of those fitting the criteria will have filled in the final forms. If there are too many successful applicants a draw will take place to finalise the names.

We have, as you might have seen, so many people slip and injure themselves on the slippery pavements on our Urbanisation. Obviously it would be impossible to replace them all...so....which do you feel are the worst areas that need attention. Email us where you think the main problems are, then, we at the magazine will supply the Town Hall with a list who will then try to take action.

Sunday October 17th at 10am sees the Gran Alacant Abel Antòn 10k race and all of the childrens events taking place on the GA Commercial Centre car park. Every year this is a great event and well worth going to see.

We were at a recent meeting with interested parties, to start a car boot sale site on Gran Alacant, hopefully to take place soon on Sunday afternoons. The venue and legal obligations are all now in hand so watch this space. For info, after 7pm Kelly 966 18 11 81.

We have been asked if there are any dvd or cd copies of the Santa Pola fiestas. Unfortunately the answer is no. There is usually a printed booklet which you can get hold of.

Sometimes just a simple job makes life so much easier for residents. One man living opposite the school, asked us to thank Loreto for getting the land scraped on the waste land there. It is usually a magnet for mosquitoes, but the scrapping has made life so much better for the houses this summer.

A last minute event was arranged to accommodate a Welsh choir visiting the area. They were initially just performing in Torrevieja but moves were made to get them up to Gran Alacant for a special performance. Loreto arranged for the performance to take place at the Life Resort in September, buses booked to bring the choir up to GA and even getting the lone of a piano for the event.

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A lot of entertainment will have taken place this month, so plenty to talk about in our November issue. The first GASP performance of the comedy ‘Habeas Corpus’ will have taken place in the Santa Pola Casa del Cultura, see their advert in this months magazine, the choir will have performed and the Santa Pola Open Mixed Rinks Bowls Tournament will have taken place. Plenty of pictures next month!!??

Now to next Mays elections which you will be able to vote on for the party you want to represent us on our Local Council. The two main parties are the PP party who are with us now or the opposing PSOE party. Many foreigners last time, turned up to vote, only to be told their name was not on the census form. In November or December you can ring the Council Office on Gran Alacant. 966 697 749 and ask if the census form is out and whether your name is on it. If not, but you are on the padron, you can go to the GA Council Office and fill in the necessary form to get on the census, therefore entitling you to your vote. Last time the share of the vote between the two parties on Gran Alacant was virtually 55/50. It is simple and free to get on the padron. To be sure of what you need just phone the secretary in the Council office

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on the above number and ask her, we were also told that it is best to renew your padron at least every 3 to 5 years. The padron enables the Town Hall to apply for funds proportionate to the number of people registered. IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE PADRON YOU CANNOT VOTE

WATCH OUT!! Santa Pola police have taken possession of two superbikes.

photo supplied by: Stefan Ostins

The bikes can reach up to 200 kms an hour and have many built in features, one being, number plate recognition, enabling them to check the onboard computer to see if your car is up to date with tax, insurance, ITV etc. See you for more news in November


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Top row Phoenix 50th birthday party for Mark Pics in blue boxes Karaoke at Paradise Cafeteria Monte Mar sent to us by Gary O’Donoghue Pics in red boxes themed nights at Los Belgas sent to us by Ian Robertson Pics in green boxes special night at the Yellow Submarine Bottom row pics from various nights at O’Duills. Photos supplied by Fiona Murtagh. All of these five venues, reguarly advertise in this magazine.

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The Royal British Legion Gran Alacant Branch 3606 We would like to thank the GA Advertiser for placing our advert in their magazine every month. The next Branch meetings are Oct 5th & Nov 2nd (AGM) at 7/7:30 For further information please contact Chairperson Brian Hunt. Mobile number 639917971 or email secretarybr3606@gmail.com

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MONTE MAR BOWLS CLUB (SPONSORED BY Super Valu) Spanish Nationals The Spanish Nationals continue until the 8th October John Chapman's charity walk report I successfully completed my walk reaching Hanham No 1 Lock at Bristol on the 19th July, having covered 205.5 miles ( the nearest guess at 205.6 miles and winner of 45 euros was John Jowett) The walk itself took 15 walking days, with three enforced rest days thrown in. Barbara Farrelly joined me for the last half day and we reached our destination in the afternoon to find my wife Kath, Mike Farrelly , Dottie and Brian Newman waiting with an enormous Union flag and a bottle of very welcome bubbly. In my mind I divided the walk into two parts; The Thames Path and the K&A Canal. The London and suburbia part went fairly smoothly and mostly trouble free. The Path itself was not as well signposted as I expected, particularly in the city and sometimes the path was wide and well trodden, whilst elsewhere it was extremely narrow and overgrown. For some reason I passed through the village of Datchet TWICE! Had some wag been turning the signs round because the path left the river for no apparent reason. The leg of the walk from Teddington to Shepperton I remember as being very tiring, although the scenery was picturesque and there was lots of activity at Hampton Court with the RHS Flower Show. A good pint of "London Pride " at "The Weir" lifted my spirits for a while. The weather at this stage was still not as expected and on 9th of July a London temperature of 31c was recorded. I made the last stretch of the Thames to Reading and looked forward to joining the Kennett and Avon Canal. Although the approach to Reading was not very inspiring the route leaving the town was interesting and quiet; much more pleasant than the guide book suggested. The guide book also led me to believe that the tow-path from here would be lined with pleasant waterside pubs and places for bed and breakfast. This certainly was not the case. I passed my first pub at 12 noon. It looked rather seedy and anyway it was far too soon to stop. The next pub appeared at three o'clock by which time I was more than ready for some liquid refreshment! After a pleasant lunch I left at 4 o'clock and walked the next four miles to Thatcham where I planned to spend the night. I passed the railway station and asked a commuter the way to the Premier Inn. It was apparently back the way I had come, about a ten to fifteen minute walk! After an hour I at last reached the Inn. It was full. (Well my initials are J.C.) I was given directions to two more hotel chains but the outcome was the same. By this time I had walked past the pub where I had lunch three and a half hours earlier. By now I was

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thoroughly depressed, tired and it was starting to get dark. There was a village station nearby, so I decided to go to Newbury. I missed a train by about two minutes so I had to wait for an hour on a deserted platform. When I arrived at Newbury I went to the taxi rank to go to a hotel. The taxi driver told me that there was a hotel just five minutes away and he pointed me the way. After half an hour, no sign of any hotel so I retraced my steps to the station. This time I approached a different driver and made it quite clear that I would not vacate his cab until he dropped me off outside a hotel. At the second attempt we were successful and although it cost £75 for a single room I was grateful. It was now 8:30 and I was really depressed. Getting accommodation was to prove a problem for the rest of the journey. The next morning I asked the way to the canal and was told that it was just 5 minutes away. This time it proved to be true. I walked in the rain for an hour and half until I saw a signpost that said "Thatcham 2 miles". I realised that I was disoriented and had walked in the wrong direction. I arrived where I started exactly one hour earlier. My son drove from Essex to walk with me for one day. He pushed his bicycle along the tow-path and cycled back from Wootton Rivers at the end of the day. During this stretch we walked over the Bruce Tunnel so it would be downhill all the way from here. His presence cheered me up no end Although I had some trouble with blisters for much of the journey I always felt the I could manage the inconvenience. However on the way to Devizes I developed a severe pain in my lower left leg, which became quite swollen. For the first time I had doubts about my ability to complete the last thirty or so miles. I bought some strapping and tubigrip and this helped a great deal. In Devizes I decided to tackle the accommodation problem with the help of the local tourist office. They were fantastic and tied up the telephone line for half an hour sorting me out. The out was that Bradford on Avon was out of the question, but they found me B&B in Bath for two nights. £19.9 and £29.99 per night-- forget it! They were quoted £90 per night at your friendly Premier Inn, Bath. Bath however is such a beautiful place and I must visit there again, but I think I will arrive by car next time! Thanks to everyone who sponsored my walk. There are still a few donations outstanding and we also have a table top sale planned for the 13th November, after which I will be able to give you a final figure. Many thanks John Chapman


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WHAT’S THAT IN THE CLOT? by Mark Etheridge

I suppose this article should be subtitled “What’s in a Name?”, because what follows is a tour around some of the more obscure areas of Onomatology. This should not be confused with Etymology, which is the study of the origin of words, but Onomatology is the study of the origin of names (rather than the study of the late John Lennon’s wife). I have a feeling I might have sent most of you to sleep with that opening, but it gets better from here on! Anyway, this month we’ll look at a tiny bird which is fairly common throughout the year in our area, but tends to get overlooked as it is so small and tends to hide in the grasses growing in the undeveloped parts of Gran Alacant, where it feeds on insects in the undergrowth. It does occur in the UK, but is another of those birds which attracts enormous attention when one strays to Britain. You’ll know if one is about by the constant squeaking call given in flight which is delightfully referred to as “bamboleandose” (meaning shaky or wobbly) by Spanish Ornithologists. This bird used to be called the Fan-tailed Warbler – nice enough name, does what it says on the tin – it’s a small songbird and it fans its tail out. But some years ago a professorial-type birding expert stroked his beard and harrumphed that it’s not in fact a warbler at all, it belongs to the Cisticola family of birds (very similar to warblers but not actually warblers) and therefore should be renamed. As the call is

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a high-pitched “zit, zit, zit”, it would henceforth be known as the Zitting Cisticola. Well that just sounds like a particularly infectious disease which affects your nether regions – “that’s the worst case of Zitting Cisticola we’ve ever seen in this hospital” – and you wonder if the bloke who renamed it

was in possession of a full set of marbles. British birders stick obstinately to the Fan-tailed Warbler designation, but they are fighting a losing battle, as the new name now appears in all the recently-published bird guides. The Spanish name for this bird – Buitron – is another curiosity. Those of you who know your Spanish will realise that this means “Great Big Vulture” from Buitre, meaning vulture, and the suffix “-on” makes it enormous. Someone must have had an excessive amount of sangria on the day the Spanish sat down to name all their birds, because the Buitron doesn't soar, doesn't rip apart dead cows and doesn't hang about in trees waiting for you to expire. So our tiny little enormous vulture, or deadly disease, goes about its business unobtrusively in Gran Alacant, whilst the birding world wonders how it acquired such a set of inappropriate names. See you next month


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La primera noticia de este mes es el proyecto en etapa de finalización. La magnífica rotonda cerca del colegio de Gran Alacant va a abrirse en Octubre. La foto que teníamos es la más actualizada, antes de ir a la imprenta.

Hemos marcado en nuestro mapa de Gran Alacant, el sitio propuesto para una nueva Iglesia Católica. El ayuntamiento de Santa Pola ha donado esta tierra para la iglesia en cuestión. Se espera que serán unos 5 años hasta que todo esté finalizado. El nuevo Centro Deportivo todavía está en espera. Los contratos para las instalaciones exteriores han sido enviados y el Ayuntamiento está esperando respuesta. La Sala de Deportes no se abrirá hasta que todo esté completo, ya que podría ser un poco peligroso empezar a usarlo hasta que todas las obras hayan finalizado. Dos proyectos más se han acabado. Las cañerías de la calle Noruega y el problema mayor cerca del Life Resort, ayudando a desviar el agua de las zonas que causan inundaciones. Todo el mundo espera que cuando lleguen las lluvias, estos proyectos resolverán estos problemas. Para acabar las obras de la calle

Het eerste nieuws van deze maand is dat er weer een project in zijn eindfase zit. Het mooie, nieuwe rondpunt vlakbij de Gran Alacant school zal geopend worden eind oktober. De foto is de meest recente die we hadden voor de druk.

We hebben op onze Gran Alacant kaart de voorgestelde plaats gemarkeerd voor een nieuwe Romeinse – Katholieke kerk. Santa Pola heeft dit stuk land gedoneerd een de kerk. Deze wordt verwacht binnen 5 jaar. Het nieuwe sportcentrum staat nog steeds niet in de starblokken. De contracten zijn verstuurd en het gemeentehuis wacht nog op antwoord. Het sportcentrum zal niet geopend worden voor alle werken beëindigd zijn. Met heeft het gevoel dat het gevaarlijk zou zijn al gebruik te maken van de faciliteiten zolang de werken nog aan de gang zijn. Twee andere projecten zijn beëindigd. De riolering, langs Noruega en het grote probleem langs het Life Resort, is vernieuwd en zal ervoor zorgen dat bij overstromingen het water beter zal weg vloeien. Iedereen houdt zijn vingers gekruist dat wanneer er overvloedige regenval is dat deze projecten zullen helpen en dat zo de

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Noruega, están continuando la pared de piedra que va desde la ribera de la calle hasta llegar a la pared ya construida enfrente del parque infantil y la zona de petanca. La petición contra los restos orgánicos de los perros está en el Ayuntamiento. ¡Estamos esperando noticias! Todo el mundo inscrito para los huertos han sido contactados y todo el que reúne los requisitos habrá rellenado ya los formularios finales. Si hay demasiadas peticiones, se hará un sorteo. Han habido muchos casos de personas que se han caído o se han hecho daño en las aceras resbaladizas de nuestras urbanizaciones. Obviamente sería imposible reponer todas las aceras… así que… ¿cuales serían las zonas que necesitan más atención? Mándanos un email diciéndonos donde piensas que hay más problemas, entonces la revista le dará al Ayuntamiento una lista, e intentarán tomar acción. El Domingo 17 de Octubre es la carrera de Gran Alacant Abel Antón, de 10km. Todos los eventos para niños tomarán parte en el aparcamiento del Centro Comercial GA. Es un acontecimiento que vale la pena ir a ver.

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Estuvimos en una reciente reunión entre los partidos interesados, para abrir un mercadillo de segunda mano en Gran Alacant, esperamos que empiece pronto los domingos por la tarde. El lugar y las

grote problemen worden opgelost. De werkmannen zullen bijgevolg het tegelwerk langs de bank vernieuwen tot het vernieuwde tegelwerk aan de speeltuin en de Petanca rink. De hond “mess” petitie is nu ingeleverd bij het gemeentehuis, we verwachten ontwikkelingen! ! Iedereen die zijn naam heeft opgegeven voor de allotments werd gecontacteerd en al diegene die voldeden aan de criteria heeft het laatste formulier ingevuld. Als er teveel succesvolle aanvragers zijn zal er een trekking gehouden worden om de finalisten bekend te maken. We hebben, zoals u misschien zelf al opgemerkt heeft, veel mensen die uitglijden en zich verwonden aan de glibberige voetpaden in onze urbanisaties. Natuurlijk is het onmogelijk om alle te vervangen. Daarom vragen we u welke zijn het meest aan vervanging toe? U kunt ons een mailtje sturen en zeggen waren de grootste problemen zijn, en dan zullen wij in het gemeenthuis een lijst voorleggen in de hoop dat er dan actie wordt ondernomen. Zondag 17 oktober vindt de Gran Alacant Abel Antòn 10k race plaats om 10 uur, ook de kinderactiviteiten zullen plaats vinden op de parking van GA commercieel centrum. Elk jaar is dit een groots evenement en zeker de moeite om eens langs te gaan. We waren onlangs in bespreking met geïnteresseerde partijen om een rommelmarkt op te starten in Gran Alacant. Hopelijk zal deze snel plaats vinden op zondagnamiddag. De “venue” en wettelijke verplichtingen zijn bespreking dus hou


Thanks to a donation from someone that

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building our very own dog kennels, K9 Club volunteers Lesley and Brian have provided the land. As you can see from this photo we still have a long

way to go. The boundary fences are up but we still need to buy many other

materials for securing the perimeter, for tiling the

kennels, for roof covering to protect the dogs from the hot Spanish sun, for a shaded visitors seating area for those looking to adopt or foster a dog, and to provide the best possible kennels for the dogs to sleep in.

The K9 Club currently pays bills to the tune of 1500

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Please give a donation to help us to complete this very important project. All funds received are for the benefit of the animals.‌.

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Dolly was found abandoned last April along with her mother. She is a lovely friendly girl, and she like a love and cuddle. Dolly is about a year old, fully vaccinated, and needs a home to call her own. This dog was found in a canal and rescued by a friend of one of our volunteers. She is a Labrador cross, approx 2 years old. She was very nervous when she was first rescued but now she has gained a lot of confidence and her tail is wagging as soon as anyone approaches her. She is a very friendly girl and will make a very loyal companion. We have called her Libby. Ella is a 2 year old small dog. She is a little timid but once she gets to know you she is very loving. Unfortunately she had to be moved from a foster home and now she is in a kennel until such time as she is adopted. We have never heard her bark, she is very obedient, spayed, easy to please and will make a great lap dog for her new owner.

K9 Club fosterer Anita found this dog on a main road in an urbanisation near to a supermarket. She put a lead on her and the dog led Anita to her litter of seven puppies. All the puppies except one have now gone to new homes. We have named the mother Luna. She is a Collie cross. Someone has previously cut most of her ears off but she is nevertheless good natured and adorable. Luna is now ready for a new home.

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Urb: Mediterrano III GA0115 Semi-detached townhouse, 3 bed 3 bath, un- furnished, white goods, walk to beach, com pool, private parking, Gated complex.

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Urb: Altomar I GA0141 Duplex, 3 bed, 3 bath, west facing, furnished, garden, sea views, solarium, tennis courts and communal pool

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Urb: Brisamar GA0031 Duplex, corner, 2 bed, 2 bath, terrace, Open views, solarium, furnished, tennis court and pool. Gated community

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Urb: Brisas del Faro GA0073 Ground floor bungalow, 3 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished, A/A, terrace, front line sea views, com pool. Gated complex

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WELCOME to QUESADA

Two minutes off the AP7 motorway (exit Torrevieja Norte). At the first roundabout take the exit for CIUDAD QUESADA. When entering Quesada, turn left immediately before the Arches. Continue for 300 metres, HOMEWARES is on the left, downstairs through the Yorkshire Linen Store.

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obligaciones legales están cerca de conocerse, así que sigue leyéndonos. Nos han preguntado si hay copias de DVD o CD de las fiestas de Santa Pola. Por desgracia, la respuesta es no. Normalmente hay un librito que se puede conseguir. A veces, un simple trabajo hace que las vidas de los residentes sea más fácil. Un hombre que vive enfrente del colegio, nos ha pedido que agradezcamos a Loreto por limpiar la zona del descampado que es normalmente un imán para los mosquitos, la limpieza ha mejorado mucho las vidas de los residentes de la zona. Un evento de último minuto fue organizado para acomodar un coro galés que visitaba la zona. Inicialmente sólo iban a actuar en Torrevieja, pero Loreto arregló para que vinieran a Gran Alacant para una actuación especial en el Life Resort en Septiembre, buses fueron contratados para traerlos y consiguieron un piano para la ocasión. Nos espera mucho espectáculo este mes, así que tendremos mucho que contar en nuestra edición de noviembre. La primera función de GASP de la comedia ‘Habeas Corpus’ tomará lugar en la Casa de Cultura de Santa Pola, mira su anuncio en la revista de este mes. El coro actuará y Santa Pola Open Mixed Rinks Bowls Tournament tomará lugar. Muchas fotos para el mes que viene!!!! Para las elecciones de mayo, donde podrás votar al partido que quieres

dit in de gaten. We zijn gevraagd of er DVD of Cd’s zijn van de feesten van Santa Pola. Jammer genoeg is het antwoord nee. Normaal is er wel documentatie te vinden in vorm van een boekje. Soms kan een eenvoudige klus het leven aangenamer maken voor de residenten. Iemand die tegenover de school woont heeft ons gevraagd Loreto te bedanken. Hij heeft het verlaten stuk grond “scraped”. Dit is normaal een magneet voor muggen maar door deze klus was het leven aangenamer deze zomer. Een last minute evenement was georganiseerd voor het “Welsh” koor dat op bezoek was in de omgeving. Normaal gezien was er enkel een optreden voorzien in Torrevieja maar er werden stappen ondernomen om het in Gran Alacant te krijgen. Loreto zorgde ervoor dat de voorstelling kon plaats nemen in het Life Resort in september, hij verzorgde het vervoer voor het koor en zelfs voor een piano. Deze maand zullen er veel evenementen plaats vinden, dus genoeg om te schrijven in ons novemberuitgave. De eerste GASP voorstelling van de komedie “Habeas Corpus” zal plaats vinden in het cultureel centrum van Santa Pola, u vindt hun advertentie in dit magazine, het koor zal opgetreden hebben en ook het Santa Pola Open mixed Rinks Bowling toernooi zal plaats gevonden hebben… dus vele foto’s volgende maand!!?? Nu over de verkiezingen in mei volgend jaar… u kunt stemmen voor de partij die u wilt dat ons zal vertegenwoordigen in ons “local

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que nos represente en el Ayuntamiento. Hay dos partidos principales, el PP (que están ahora con nosotros) y el PSOE. La última vez, muchos extranjeros quisieron votar pero sus nombres no estaban en el censo. En noviembre o diciembre puedes llamar al Ayuntamiento de Gran Alacant 966 697 749 y preguntar si el formulario de censo está listo y si tu nombre está ahí. Si no lo está, y tienes padrón, puedes ir al Ayuntamiento y rellenar los formularios necesarios para entrar en el censo, dándote el derecho de votar. La última vez los votos entre los dos partidos de GA estuvieron repartidos más o menos 55/50. Es simple y gratis conseguir el padrón. Para estar seguro de lo que se necesita, llama a la secretaria del Ayuntamiento (966 697 749). También nos han dicho que lo mejor es renovar el padrón cada 3-5 años. El padrón permite al Ayuntamiento solicitar los fondos en proporción al número de personas registradas. SI NO ESTÁS EMPADRONADO NO PUEDES VOTAR. ¡CUIDADO! La policía de Santa Pola ha adquirido dos super-motos. Las motocicletas pueden llegar a los 200km/h y tienen varios dispositivos, uno de ellos es el reconocimiento de las placas donde pueden revisar si el vehículo tiene seguro, ITV y los impuestos pagados… Nos vemos con más noticias en noviembre.

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council”. Of de PP partij die nu bij ons is of de oppositie PSOE partij. Vorige keer was er een grote opkomst van buitenlanders, maar velen hun naam was niet op de lijst. In november of december kan u naar het “council”kantoor in Gran Alacant bellen. 966 697 749 en vragen of de census lijst is verschenen en of u op de lijst staat. Zo niet, maar u bent toch padron, dan kan u naar de GA “council office” gaan en het nodige formulier invullen om op de lijst te komen. Vorige keer was de uitslag tussen de 2 partijen in Gran Alacant 55/50. Het is vrij gemakkelijk en gratis om een te padron te verkrijgen. Om zeker te zijn wat u nodig heeft , belt u eventjes naar de secretaresse van het “council office” op bovenvernoemd nummer . We zijn ook verteld dat het goed is elke 3 tot 5 jaar uw padron te vernieuwen. De padron geeft het gemeentehuis de kans om fondsen aan te vragen naargelang het aantal, dat geregistreerd is. ALS U GEEN PADRON HEEFT, KAN U NIET STEMMEN! OPLETTEN!! De politie van Santa Pola heeft 2 superbikes verkregen. De motos kunnen tot 200km per uur halen en hebben veel ingebouwde snufjes zoals een nummerplaatherkenning, zelfs mogelijk om te checken of uw auto in orde is met de taks, verzekering enz. Tot in november met meer nieuws !!


Hi everybody A few words to let you know where there are fiestas hold in the Costa Blanca in October, as you may know not so many as in August and if you have never seen one parade of Moor and Christians these are very good examples and places to go to: Crevillent 1st to 4th, Rafal 1st to 7th, Planes 2nd, Callosa d’en Sarria 9th to 12th, Campello 12th to 15th and Calpe 21st to 24th. Remember these are just approximate dates! There are also local fiestas in Jalon 16th to 19th, Pilar de la Horadada 9th to 12th , Polop 1st to 4th or pilgrimages like the well-known

for further information please ring: 966 692 276

“El Pilar” in Callosa del Segura and Benejuzar on the 12th or the one in Elche “San Crispin” on the 25th and of course the activities en G Alacant like the race Abel Antón that will take place on the 17th of October. That’s all for now.

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MABS has extra help available. If you need to go to have a mammogram and do not know the procedure or do not want to go on your own, we have a volunteer who is happy to make the appointment for you in the first place and then to go with you on your initial visit to have the mammogram done which is at Altabiix in Elche. She can also act as your translator but you will need to have transport as she does not drive. The visit can take from 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours. She does ask for just 10 euros to cover her time etc. She really can make your visit stress free. If you would like more details please ring Jan on 966 697 754 or Angela on 616 415 239 and we can put you in touch with her. We do need more volunteers on our register to help us with driving patients to and from Elche Hospital for treatment, do contact us if you have a few hours available. Volunteers are not paid but are able to claim out of pocket expenses, ie. telephone and petrol. Jan G A S P needs you! OPEN 10am 4pm

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GASP (Gran A l a c a n t Santa Pola Theatre Group) will be presenting ‘Habeas Corpus’ by Alan Bennett at the Casa de la Cultura in Santa Pola on Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th October at 7.30 pm. Tickets will be on sale soon, look out for publicity in the area. We are in desperate need of help backstage, front of house, costumes, publicity and all the 101 things that are needed for this to succeed. If you would like to be a part of this group then please do not be shy about coming forward. Previous experience is not necessary and we promise you an enjoyable and worthwhile time. Call David on 966 181 113 or Penny on 966 181 194 or for further enquiries email us at gasptheatre@hotmail.co.uk. Future productions will be in the Spring of 2011 at the Santa Pola Life Resort and Autumn 2011 at the Casa de la Cultura in Santa Pola.


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Hi everyone, this month and next I am going to talk about Massage. Swedish Massage this is the type of massage that I am qualified in doing. Mmmmmm, pure, heavenly and simply divine, just the thought of a massage makes you feel relaxed. So what is Massage? Massage is the use of hands, feet or mechanical means to manipulate the soft tissue of the body, in particular the muscles. Massage is used for relaxation, rehabilitation and stimulation of the whole body. It enhances suppleness of the muscles, improves circulation and reduces stress. So where does it come from? Massage is not a technique derived from one culture but from many. People the world over use touch as a form of communication and comfort. Animals use touch in a similar way, e.g. grooming their young, licking wounds and nuzzling each other to show affection. The use of massage has been recorded in China from 3000BC. In India massage has always been used as part traditional Ayurvedic Medicine. At Roman baths, business life for all members of society, massage was central to the whole ritual. For the ancient Greeks massage formed part of everyday exercise and fitness. Modern massage is based on techniques used by Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839) a physiologist and fencing master, he was from Sweden and massage is still referred to as Swedish Massage because of his influence. At the end of the nineteenth century massage was battling for respectability. The

name was often used in relation to prostitution and therefore the therapy was not taken seriously. In order to combat this eight woman founded The Society of Trained Masseuses in 1884. Massage now has become a reputable and recognized therapy thanks to an increased awareness and interest in complementary therapies. What Massage does? Massage is beneficial to all of the bodies systems. It is a natural and effective way to treat psychological problems (relating to the mind) such as stress, by enabling the body to relax, thereby reducing tension it relaxes the mind, thereby reducing anxiety and its effects and gives a “lift� to our emotions and increases positive feelings, enhancing self esteem. Massage will increase you energy by invigorating all body systems and reducing fatigue. Massage is also effective in treating the Physiological (relating to the physical structure of the body) by improving skin tone and colour by removing dead skin cells and improving circulation. This is an excellent natural way of keeping the muscles in our face strong and young looking facials are an important part of keeping that youthfulness for both men and woman. It encourages deeper and therefore more efficient breathing, it encourages better lymph drainage and reduces swelling, it relives muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness, encourages sleep, boosts. In the long term mass will lower high blood pressure, balance the digestive system, relieve insomnia, improve skin elasticity and circulation and boost immunity. Next month I will discuss other types of massage available to you. See you then Dott

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PYXSIS BAR SUMMER PETANCA COMPETITION In June this year Jose Gonzalez, proprietor of the Pyxsis Bar next door to the Gran Alacant Health Centre and children's playground, offered to provide a trophy cup for the regular petanca players who met twice weekly to play. So wheels were set in motion and a team comprising of ladies against gents (or as they say in Spain Chicas contra Chicos) was formed.

The competition ran from June to the end of August. Spirits were high, the gents were flexing their muscles and fingers but to no avail as the ladies won or equalised all games until the last 2 games of the competition.

So how did the gents win? - who knows? did the ladies let them win to preserve their egos!!!! We will never know.

We all say a big THANK YOU to Jose and his family for allowing this competition to happen. Photograph of winning team

Top row left to right Bottom row left to right

Philipe, Holger, Phil Jack, Keith, Charles, Monty

Photograph of runners up

On the day of play before the final the ladies lost and were only 1 game ahead, but were they daunted - NO - as due to their past performance they were confident of winning the trophy (and so was the whole of the Pyxsis Bar).

Final day arrived, tensions were high, the courts were swept and smoothed as best as could be as all the children who play at the playground believe the petanca courts are the largest sandpits in the world. Play started and 4 games were to be played. Balls were rolled, thrown, everybody was perspiring as it was so hot, tensions rose higher, higher and higher ...........

Get on with it and TELL us what happened I can hear you ASKING!!!!!!!!!! Disaster happened that's what - the men WON by 2 games. That's right they WON.

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Ripples of shock swept through all those watching but the results were set in stone and the men were the champions of the FIRST ever Pyxsis Bar Petanca trophy cup. Were the ladies disgruntled - not at all. Cheerfully they all said in unison "there's always next year.

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Anne, Iris, Pauline Margaret, Gill, Anita, Janet

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Introducing our incredible steak night every Tuesday Sirloin steak with homemade onion rings, grilled veg, chips or mash. only 9.95 euro Fillet steak served with all the trimmings 14.95 euro Sunday lunches - why not come and try our Sunday lunch menu, 3 course lunch 12.50 euro Choose from, 5 starters, 5 mains, 5 desserts. Main course only 7.95 euro everything homemade Full Irish breakfast, Tuesday to Sunday, closed Monday Extensive Al a Carte menu Coffee and cake 3.50 euro Tea & scones 2.50 euro Daily soups and homemade breads Due to the success of our Steak night, we have now introduced a Thursday “Authentic Curry Night�, which includes a range of curries, with popadoms, naan bread, and pulao rice, for only 9.95 euro.

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Panic in the skies

Fear, panic,and shear guts kept the courageous Terryoke paragliding above the cliffs of Gran Alacant. Terry who has a fear of heights sored above the cliffs with the aid of Nick of do youwanna paragliding company to raise funds for the cancer charity m.a.b.s. Sponsor forms were placed in ODuills, Cork and bottle,the Ab Fab dress shop and Bar Sioux.The amount raised will be published in the Gran Alacant Advertiser and also the Gran Alacant Plaza. Any one collecting for a charity must be registered and have a charity number.M.A.B.S. IS THE ONLY LEGAL CANCER CHARITY in Gran Alacant and all the money raised stays in Gran Alacant for the benefit of all those needing support and help. OUR CHARITY NUMBER IS 7621. OUR SUPPORT IS ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY. JAN 966697754 ANGELA 616415239

The money raised was â‚Ź723.00 collected by, O,Duills, Aquarius, Cork & Bottle, Ad Fab, Bar Sioux, Andy Palmer, Lin Hodges Tuesday Club. Thanks to everyone. Bill & Jean

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You may have seen an email in last months magazine, making a passing reference to the untidyness of the Plaza Mayor square. It was lovely to see an immediate response from Flannagans, who went out and spent a considerable amount of money, to help tidy up the area. Well done to all at Flannagans for their efforts. See attached photos.

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'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant twice a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.'

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AUTUMN MATTERS Summer is over now, so it’s time to be back to “Winter normality”. We’ll notice our pets start recovering the appetite (some of them ate practically nothing during the summer) and a new molting period will start (there will be fur everywhere at home once again), so for some of them it will be time to see the groomer; summer seasonal peak of ticks and mosquitoes is finishing (remember mosquitoes are transmitters of diseases such as heartworm and leishmaniosis, and the specific species which transmit these diseases don’t survive below 17ºC. So, the best moment for routine annual blood test for parasitic diseases is now (it makes nonsense testing the dog in august: we can test the blood today and the animal may catch the disease tomorrow). In just 5 minutes we can know if everything is been ok during the summer or not. Hunting period is starting soon, so, despite there are not many approved places for hunting in this area,

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we should avoid them, and go away quickly if we hear the shoots. Of course, Autumn is also the fungi season (we mean mushrooms, not fungal skin infections). We have never seen an animal suffering a fungal poisoning, but we’ve seen some of them poisoned (with fatal consequences in some cases) by eating poison baits. Short time ago, Comunidad Valenciana has joined a plan against the poison, together with some other Comunidades Autónomas and non-governmental organizations such as Birdlife (Antidote Programme). The main target of this plan is protecting wildlife (eagles, vultures) of course, but actually is protecting every animal, plants, water, environment and even us. Leaving poison baits, that is, poisoned food reachable by every animal (not to be confused with anti-rodent ones, which have a green or blue warning color, and are supposed to be left only in those places where only rodents can reach), is a crime since 1995. It may affect, not only wild cats, but also birds, domestic pets and children.


If we want to cooperate in the struggle against poison, there is a free line: 900713182, where we can call if we find some poison or a poisoned animal. We mustn’t touch the bait or the animal (if it’s dead, of course), but dial this number. If possible we’ll take some photos, but we won’t touch anything. Because we are talking of a crime, the environmental corpse of Guardia Civil (Seprona) will arrive, and a judicial investigation will start. We must insist again in the fact that this is not a minor fault, such as leaving the rubbish out of the bin, but a major crime which implies

prison penalties. Help and cooperation from everybody who enjoys going for a walk in the nature is necessary. For some extra info at the Internet: Antidote Programme SEOBirdlife : http:// www.seo.org/programa_seccion_ficha.cfm?idPrograma=9 3&idArticulo=4725 Liliana Aldeguer Cerdán col. 793 English translation by Sergio Reina Esteban col. 747

FERAL (animals) FRIENDS OF GRAN ALACANT & nearby areas FUND RAISING BOOT SALE – RASTRO EVERY 1st SUNDAY OF THE MONTH STARTING 3rd OCTOBER FROM 10.00 TO 14.30 Carabassi Bar Centre, Gran Alacant Weather permitting New (or as new) articles and items at very low prices

In need of urgent adoption. Brothers now 3 months old. Rescued by a call from El Clot authorities.

Books: Buy 2 or more at 0,50 cts. ea. (hardbacks & dvd’s 1€ each) Come and Support the cause by grabbing a bargain Animals NEED our help constantly ! PLEASE NO ARTICLES ACCEPTED DAY OF STALL/SALE

We do not have a shelter. Our work is to trap ferals to sterelize them and help animals in other ways.

Donations, volunteers or Info...feralfriends.ga.@gmail.com or 697 574 199 except Sundays

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Dear Barry and Sandra,

Genuine emails to our magazine

Dear Ms. Loreto Cascales, We bought a house in Gran Alacant last summer. Our son who will turn two this year loves the Spanish sun, its beaches and the sea, the same as we do. We chose Gran Alacant also because we appreciated its relative silence. It is far enough from noises of Alicante as well as El Altet Airport. We were very happy to come back this year and spend three weeks here. Unfortunately our joy did not last long. On week-days we were waking up every second night, and on Fridays and Saturdays we could not sleep at all. In the beginning I thought that the noise was coming from a neighbor playing loud music. When I woke up the second night to the same noise, I decided to check where the sound comes from. I walked down the street and realised that it was one of the Chiringuitos on Carabassi beach. I went back to bed. We could not sleep. I was reading until 5am. Our son was waking up almost every hour, normally he sleeps without problems. Next morning, we woke up in the afternoon, the day was completely destroyed. Two days later, we woke up again. It was 2am, the techno-reggeaton was on again. The Chiringuito was "entertaining" not just its customers, but also all the people in Gran Alacant whose houses face the sea. We could feel the sound and vibrations in our bedroom. I was horrified and decided to go down to the beach and see where the music really comes from. I drove my car to Carabassi and parked next to that small chapel. There are two Chiringuitos. In the first one, there were some people sitting and enjoying their beers, with a chill-out music playing in the background. This was not the problematic one. The second Chiringuito, just behind, was more full. A techno-reggeaton music was coming from state-of the art speakers. Quite a few young people were drinking coctails on white chairs, some of them dancing, some of them drunk, some of them looked quite ecstatic. I asked the first waiter I met about the boss, and he pointed out at a young woman behind the cash register. I explained her that I live on top of the hill and that my family can not sleep because of the loud music. She replied that she has a licence to play music. I asked if she could put the music down. She looked at me and replied: "I can put it 20db louder and I will play it until 5". There was no space to negotiate. The business took preference. I left the place, and decided to contact local police in Arenales. When I arrived at their offices, the policemen were not there, but one person was already waiting. It was a man, who, surprise, had the same problem as me. The police came after his call. We explained the situation to them and asked them if they could solve it somehow. They listened carefully, did not rush into any action, and took our details. I came back home at 3am. The music was still on, my son was crying. At 3.30 the music appeared to be even louder. I called the police again in order to follow-up the situation. They agreed to meet me at my house. They confirmed that the place has a licence to play music, so they could not do anything. (Somehow, I had doubts that they really went down to check the Chiringuito.) I led them to my house where we listened to the music coming from the beach. Both policemen confirmed that it is not possible to sleep in such a noise. The character of the music, where the high-frequency bass changes into high frequency treble made the whole thing even worse. They said that they can not do anything to stop it. I was exhausted and really down. I went to bed again at 5am, when the music stopped. The noise was on almost every night. Our holiday place turned to be a place where it is not possible to rest. I started thinking about selling the house if this continues every summer. I talked to neighbors and I found out that most of them have the same problem. Some keep the windows closed in the night. Some start a fan, so instead of hearing the music, they listen to the sound of the fan. Another neighbour with a house in primera linea prefers to drive to his flat in Elx every evening and sleep there! After talking to the president of the urbanisation, who confirmed that this problem will be raised on the next meeting, I decided to draft a complaint and send it to Elx. I used their website, but they never came back to me. I did not even receive any confirmation about the receipt. This was our worst holiday, and sadly in our own house. On top of that, other chiringuitos play very loud music also in the day time, so to enjoy the sea and rest on the beach is impossible also during the day. One chiringuito in Carabassi with one customer and one mega-spekar, playing music so loud, that I could not hear

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my own voice. And that was in the middle of the day. We wanted to enjoy the beach with my son, instead of it we had to leave back to our swimming-pool. Where is this leading to? I was thinking a lot about this problem and its causes and these are couple of points I noted down: 1. The Chiringuito is maybe far away enough from the closest residential area, however a) it has no walls to block the sound from spreading, as is the case for regular discotheques b) the speakers face the rock c) the rock formation on which Gran Alacant is located has special acoustic characteristics (it amplifies the sound and transmits the it further) d) there is no barrier between the the houses facing the sea and the speakers coming from the Chiringuito ( maybe you can not hear the Chiringuito if you are 500 meters from it on the beach on the same level because of the sound of the sea and the trees and bushes surrounding it, but you can hear it if you are 1 km from it on the rock) e) if you have bedrooms downstairs, as is our case, you get the cave effect, where you can hear not only all the sound extremes more clear (bass/treble) but also the vibrations 2. Sleeping with closed windows in hot summer nights with the fan on - breathing fresh air is everyone's right. Sleep in another place is also not a solution. 3. Supporting local business and employment creation in the times of crisis is expected from local council, but not for the sake of issuing special disco-type licenses to Chiringuitos on the beach, without considering what the impact on citizens health might be. Entertaining few dozen of people with loud music costs months of sleepless nights for hundreds of people. 4. Carabassi dunes have certain status as a protected area. The big boards in Arenales mention not only flora, but also fauna living in them. The location of a disco-chiringuito directly on the border of this protected area has certainly a negative impact on the birds and other animals living in and around dunes. 5. I know Alicante quite well, and I also know other parts of Spanish coast, but I never experienced a practice of placing a big, quasi permanent disco in an natural beach area. (For people who come to their houses only in the summer, 3 summer months means permanent.) It seems that only one Chiringuito got the licence to play music in the night, but the others not. Why such exception? 6. What is the difference between a discotheque and a Chiringuito with licence to play very loud music until 5am? 7. Placing a disco-chiringuito in that specific location is necessarily linked with drunk driving and drug use. 8. The fact that the Chiringuito is placed in the area belonging to Elx, and the people negatively impacted are in the area belonging Santa-Pola requires agreement between both Santa-Pola and Elx administrations. 9. Local Police can not help: a) Santa Pola police can not act because it is in Arenales, b) Arenales Police can not act, because there is licence to play music, c) Alicante Authorities/Police who solve noise complaints and measure sound levels are not available in the night The situation is not solved and I am scared of the next summer. The solution to this problem is very simple - the responsible administration in Elx has to be made aware of this problem and they have to stop issuing licenses with the right to play music for Chiringuitos in the future. Can you help us? R&I

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Having taken our fill we set off again and started to climb towards Millau and what was to be the highlight of the journey the Millau viaduct and our target of 600 miles for the day. I must admit we had no idea the Millau viaduct was on our new route until we were almost upon it.....but what a stunning wonder it is ....Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world, with one mast's summit at 343 meters ....you feel like your driving through the clouds although due to the in-ability of the windscreen washers to come into contact with the windscreen that often we hoped moisture was kept to a minimum ...and our prayers were answered (no rain).......I have to say though Millau is a must visit . Well we had reached our target of 600 miles and we made for the closest hotel which turned out to be twenty miles past Millau at Banassac ...although the Rover 400 had done well..I parked it facing down hill (just in case we needed a jump start) ....we dumped our bags and children in the rooms and made for the bar with thoughts of a swift drink and then a good nights sleep ...the bar was empty apart from an elderly French couple in the corner ( they must of been French they didn始t speak Spanish ) ...then disaster I went to check on the children ...they were fine but on my return to the bar I just knew something was up... Mike and

Two Men, Gran Alacant and a Rover 400 (part four)

Pauline were sat there looking less than happy "WHAT" I asked ...yep you始ve guessed it my fricken mobile had gone off while I was away ( female orgasm ) twice according to Pauline ....Mike looked furious ....not as furious as the French couple though (that bloody ring tone ) ....after the French couple retired possibly with thoughts of my ring tone fresh in their minds Mike and Pauline began to see the funny side ......but Pauline was to have her revenge in the night.

We retired to our rooms with thoughts of a good nights sleep ...Mike had his own room and Pauline the children and myself shared a family room (twin beds) ....well I始m too old for anything else.......but any thoughts of a good nights sleep went out the window when Pauline went over into the land of nodd (fell asleep) ...it始s no secret to anyone who lives within a 100 yards of Pauline that she can snore for England, Spain, France or any other fricken country she happens to be in ....sleep was not an option (for me anyway)....I contented myself with watching Mr Bean in french on the T.V ...I did spend twenty minutes or so trying to change my ringtone but soon lost the will to live. We had booked the 11.30 pm sea France ferry from Calais to Dover so at 9.00 am we were again on our way stopping for continental breakfast a few miles down the road not a sniff bacon


never mind black pudding and fried bread (god I was missing Spain). The scenery was fantastic.. chateauʼs perched on mountain tops with lush valleys below them ..the road itself climbed and then dropped often I would slip the car into neutral as we coasted down a hill (legal) I donʼt think so ...but it gave the car a rest. We were closing in on Paris ..well it was still a couple of hundred miles away ( but closing in sounds better) ..we decided to take the gamble and drive through Paris.

Paris has always had a place in my heart ...my daughter was made there 30 years ago ( too much information?) you might think so but there is an important lesson to be learned here ....if your not planning a family when visiting Paris take a tourist guide and a map and take in the sights.....this saves many sleepless nights some nine months later. Well we had taken the gamble and decided to give the Rover 400 a tour of Paris and it payed off ...the traffic through the city was not too bad ... although the children were a little disappointed not to take any of the sights in .....however not as disappointed as my parents were at my inability to take the sights in 30 years previous (I was only 17) We had saved some time and we phoned ahead and checked the times of earlier ferries .....but horror stories had filtered through to us via mobile phone that there was a huge backlog of traffic at Calais .... Mike took over the driving so that I could catch up on sleep knowing that once in England (if we made it) I would have another 250 miles to drive.

the final part continued next month

Cardenal Belluga Theatre Group

The second showing of the very funny and energetic production,“On With The Show “will be performed at The Cardenal Belluga Theatre, San Fulgencio on 15th October at 20.00. Doors open at 19.30

Don’t miss the companies rendition of "I’ve got Rhythm", played with some unusual instruments. All ticket sales for this show will go to S.E.M the local ambulance service to provide equipment for the new ambulance. So far the group have donated €6.000 to Local Charities in the area. Tickets are available at 8 euros, from Liz on 966797983 or Maria on 966715891. Come along be entertained, see some fantastic dance routines and very colourful costumes. And most of all enjoy a good laugh.

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SUDOKU ANSWERS ON GRAN ALACANT MAP PAGE

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: easy

DOODLE AREA

Difficulty rating: medium

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A map to help you find places of interest, and the locaton of all of 8 CARABASI BAR COMPLEX (DOWN THE HILL) SANDHILLS - OCEAN 11 PHOENIX PHOENIX LOUNGE BAR O始DUILLS - LOS BELGAS YELLOW SUBMARINE HISPANIA - AQUARIUS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

SCHOOL

ALLOTMENTS

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PROPOSED SITE OF THE NEW CHURCH

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PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

PLAZA MAYOR

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Vet GA Exotics Darby始s Chippy Monte Mar cafe & restaurant Flannagans Simple Spanish Mortgages

GA BOWLS CLUB

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TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Euronics

EURONICS ELECTRICAL

3 PROPOSED SITE FOR A NEW HEALTH CENTRE, AND A SECOND SCHOOL

CHIROPODY & PHYSIOTHERAPY

IMPORTANT TELEP

SUDOKU SOLUTIONS

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Aquagest 24hr............. ..........902 250 170 Aeropuerto..............................966 919 000 Ayuntamiento-Gran Alacant. ............966 692 276 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


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

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Phoenix

NEWMAN & NEWMAN

NOT JUST DESSERTS PATAGONIA no.2 STEAK HOUSE

TOURIST INFORMATION

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

PETANC AND CHILDRENS PLAY AREA

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GA farmacia present location green arrow, new location blue arrow

TOP-UP DELIVERY POINT Quicksave SPORTS CENTRE

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ARMONIA HAIR SALON &

HOMEFINDERS/SOLEIL DESTINATIONS GRANNET G.A. SERVICES & SOL COMPUTERS VICTORIA

PHONE NUMBERS

Iberdrola................................901 202 020 Local Police...........................092 Local Police...........................966 696 035 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......................................965 292 036 Telefonica..............................1004

PATAGONIA no.6 STEAK HOUSE

below, ARE THE BUS TIMES TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT. (Monday to Friday) THE MAIN BUS TIMETABLES ARE ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES

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ORBITAL BUS ROUTE ON GRAN ALACANT

Let the bus take the strain. Air conditioned and the cheapest transport on GA. Stops near you, every 30 minutes. Below, and on the next page are maps of Alicante, and Santa Pola to help find your way around. The Santa Pola map includes our advertisers.

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Map to help you to find your way around Santa Pola. It also includes our advertisers

Leonart

Guardia Civil

Carlin Santa Pola's Casa de Cultura Theatre in Calle Elche

SANTA POLA FOOTBALL STADIUM

1. McDonalds 2. Market and red cross bus stop 3. Main Elche street 4. Castillo 5. Town square 6. Tourist info Police station Town hall 7. Fishing port 8. Post Office

9. Tourist info 12. Salt Lake museum 13. Civic & Social Centre 15. Casa de Cultura 16. Lyneli hair 18 Santa Pola Marina. 19. Bailen

20. Aquarium 21. Suma Office 22. Public refuse tip 23. site for New swimming pool 24. Indoor market 27. Police station (Policia Local) 28. Model boating lake

29. Pola Max shopping centre

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WEEKDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

WEEKDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA

WINTER BUS TIMETABLES 1st September 2010 - 22nd June 2011


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SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS SANTA POLA to ALICANTE

SUNDAYS & FESTIVAL DAYS

SATURDAYS ALICANTE to SANTA POLA


Train Stop, Masa Complex above SuperValu

Afternoon Special 12-30-5pm

Monday-Friday & Saturday Small cod or haddock & chips €3.50

Daily Specials

Small Cod or Haddock (with a slice of bread and butter, peas or beans and a pickled onion) €5.00 Large Cod or Haddock and Chips €6.00 Large Cod or Haddock, mushy peas or beans Glass of wine, beer or soft drink Ice cream and fruit €10.00

NEW MUNCH BOX takeaway only only

€11

9inch Pizza * Kebab meat Pitta bread * 2 sausages 10 onion rings * 2 dips Chips * Large bottle of coke

Free delivery on orders over €10.00 Eat in or take away.

Tel: 966 697 070 at the PLAZA MAYOR Complex Gran Alacant Above Super Valu

October opening hours open 7 days a week Monday........12.30- 11pm Tuesday....... 5pm - 11pm Wednesday... 5pm -11pm Thursday......5pm - 11pm Friday...........12.30- 11pm Saturday......12.30- 11pm Sunday.........5pm -10.30pm


Gran Alacant Advertiser Oct 2010