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WASTING SAVING TIME Having had some time to kill last month I sat down and did the thoroughly useless but, for me, enjoyable exercise of working out just how much time we spend doing things. For example, if I play my cards right, if I curl up my toes around 80 (ish) I’ll have time between now and then to spend approximately 532 days on the beach, a similar amount of time drinking coffee and a shockingly huge

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240 days! The fact that I could realistically spend a good half of the rest of my

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Saturdays

Back on track and I’ll be driving for a good year in total which means I’ll be

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5 PLACES to check out in

ALICANTE

By Dave Bull

The Valencian region’s second largest city Alicante has had

the bustling trading port that it has come to be famous for

a busy past not only with the many welcome visitors that

over the years. However the city suffered, more than many

have come to this typical Mediterranean city but with many

other towns and cities, during the civil war but during the

unwelcome ones too including the Romans who named it

latter half of the twentieth century it began to build itself

Lucentum but it was in the 8th century that the city re-

back up, embracing tourism and industry which have both

ally put itself on the map when the Santa Barbara castle

prospered.

was built by the Arab invaders who renamed the town Al

With over 340,000 inhabitants Alicante isn’t small but it

–Laqant.

certainly isn’t big either and a walk around the place taking

The place officially became a city, and was named Alicante,

in a few, or all, or the places we visited last month will give

two hundred years later in 1490 when it started to become

you an appetite only this Mediterranean city can satisfy!

Santa Barbara Castle

Alicante Town Hall

One of the largest medieval fortresses in Spain the castle sits 166

Inside the town hall the blue room can be found which

metres above the town on Mount Benicantil. It has, like the city,

was decorated for the Isabel II who inaugurated the first

changed much and had many modifications over the years but is a

train that would arrive from Madrid in 1858. Outside the

good place to visit on any tour of the town and a handy

building has Solomonic columns and two towers and the

lift from the seafront saves tired legs if necessary.

place was built on the original site of the old City House.

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La Ciudad Descubierta – ruins of houses that were bom-

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barded by the French in 1691 can be seen along with the Door to the Sea which is a wall that protected the city in the 1700’s. Tel 96 514 9100 Website www. Alicante- ayto.es

The Central Market Stock up on the freshest of fruit, vegetables and of course that Mediterranean staple of fish. The Central Market is a bustling hive of activity with fresh produce being sold and more arriving all of the time you are there. Built between 1917 and 1921 the market was designed by architect Juan Vidal and has a dome on the south western corner and mosaic tiles decorating the outside. Head behind the market on any weekend and you see the plaza filled with flowers being sold at the many cabinas and hoards of Alicante’s young, old and pretty much anyone filling the place to Mercardo Central

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age and an Italian style interior Alicante’s main

it. Another building by Juan Vidal it was commis-

theatre was refurbished in 1947 after it had been

sioned by Enrique Carbonell in 1924 whom had

bombed during the Spanish civil war and again in

made his fortune selling uniforms to the French

1991.

during the First World War.

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at the time, Lamaignere House, but was refused

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Plaza de Los Luceros

An wonderfully atmospheric ‘square’ that is surrounded by cafes and dominated by the huge statue by Daniel Banuls and is the site where any and all of Alicante’s sports teams head to celebrate and is also the site for the Mascleta fireworks.

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Things are looking up… By Sharon Hulbert Real Estate Consultant

November… warm days, cool eve-

Please note I was working on a Sun-

again, there are some really nice pro-

nings… and the sun still shines on

day! It has been so busy this last

jects out there bringing new design to

the Costa Blanca!

month, lots of enquiries and lots of

the area, and they are selling fast, in

people buying here. Why? Because we

fact one builder has completely sold

have the weather and that will never

out months before completion of the

change.

project.

the worst storm in years. The trains

Spain continues to draw buyers

Real Estate is exciting at the moment,

into London have been cancelled and

seeking a new life or a bolthole in

lots of buyers, new designs and prices

commuters will now be considering

the sun like nowhere else. Costa

stabilising, it is great to get the buzz

how to get to work, by the time you

Blanca property, remain as popular

back! This can only be good news for

read this it will all be over, back to

as ever, no one can pretend that the

us all.

normal, who knows what damage it

Spanish housing market has been in

will cause, but one thing is for sure

good health recently, even the Span-

the weather in the UK will never be as

ish president had to accept an ask-

good as it is in Spain.

ing price for his holiday property in

Here I am sitting at home listening to the UK news about the onslaught of

Almeria of 38 per cent below what he I have just spent a lovely Sunday

paid at the top of the market in 2007.

afternoon with a client from the UK looking for a property here on the

However I think we are on the turn

Costa Blanca because, in his words…

now, I have noticed a change in the

“I want to sit on my balcony and feel

availability of cheaper properties and

the sun on my face!”

according to recent reports in the press Spain’s economy is showing an improvement and an end to the recession is near. Very soon the banks will have fewer repossession properties to sell which will help to stabilise prices and stop these cheap properties from lowering the market, at the end of the day it was the banks that overvalued properties and got us in this mess in the first place! Greedy, fat cats! Oh yes and the cranes are back! Have you noticed the builders are working

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EXPAT LIVES

Tony Moore

Musician, broadcaster, singer - Tony has a few stories to tell... Interview by Dave Bull You never know when you meet some-

honeymoon to brighton while he waited to

A new expat station had started up in Torre-

one for the first time just what sort of

see if he had ot the job as a presenter on the

vieja in 2003 and Tony was wanted by station

life they have had do you? And some

radio station. On their return from brighton a

owner Chris, to front the new station with a

people we see now retired on the Costa’s

week later there was a telegram waiting for

program of his own. Although Tony was very

and going about their retirement lazily

Tony telling him to pack his bags and get his

reluctant Chris managed to get him onto the

and happily have had some fascinating

sea legs ready as he had got the job!

studio and then proceeded to lock the door and refuse to let Tony out

experiences in their lives and i caught up with one last month, my mate and now

It was 1967 and Tony was working alongside

until he’d finished the show!

retired broadcaster from Real Radio In-

the likes of Don Allen, a well known broad-

Tony laughed as he told

ternational, Tony Moore.

caster of the time, and he made a success of

me the story and how

his new job staying with Radio Caroline until

he then stayed at that

Music has been in Tony’s life for as long as

the very end when the ship was eventually

station

he can rememeber and since he bought his

sunk by the Dutch government – Tony had

six years.

first guitar at aged ten he hasn’t stopped ei-

made a hasty departure in plenty of time.

ther playing instruments or playing music to

So it was back to playing music for Tony and

Tony rounded off his

people. Seeing the new styles of music such

the seventies brought opportunities to play in

broadcasting

as Rock and Roll emerge in the fifties Tony

the Cliff Richard backing orchestra and also

i’m proud to say, as a

wanted some of the action and by the time

the offer to cut a record at a professional stu-

colleague of mine on Real

the swinging sixties had started Tony was in

dio. Tony laughs now when he recalls the day

Radio International and i know

a showband playing trombone and guitar and

when he was due to go an record a single.

everyone at the station looks up to

touring the United States stopping off to play

He tells me it was to be done late in the af-

Tony for what he has achieved over the

at venues in New York, Boston, Philidelphia

ternoon nd so having a few butterflies in his

years. If Tony rings and says “Good show!” it

and Las Vegas. Tony didn’t like Vegas very

stomach he decided a couple of beers would

really means something.

much and it was during the tour that he and

calm his nerves. He ended up at a party and

All the crew, including Rupert, have asked me

a couple of fellow band mates decided that

getting soundly drunk before heading off for

to pass on their best wishes to Tony and Ju-

when they arrived by in the UK they would

the studio, with no nerves at all...although he

liana and as station boss Cliff Roberts said,

go their own way and set up their own band

cant remember clearly...

“Tony helped us raise the station to a whole

which was just as well as they soon discov-

for

another

career,

new level and his experience has always been

ered their current manager was a crook and

It was a disaster. Everytime they played the

had sold all of the band’s equipment!

music into his headphones he fell asleep!

a great asset for us.”

Suffice to say h didn’t get thedeal but moved

I just goes to show doesn’t it? As i said at

Back in west London and the

on to yet another interesting gig as part of a

thestart of this piece – you just don’t know

new band didn’t last too long

backing band for a group of strippers.

people until you really get to know them. If

or bring in too much in the way

Spain came onto the horizon for Tony and Ju-

you should bump into Tony around Ciudad

f wages so Tony took on a job

liana in 2002 when Juliana’s doctor suggested

Quesada just give him a nudge an a wink

packing jewellery and clothes to

her poor health would be better in a climate

would you...he’s a very quiet chap really!

pay the bills until he managed

such as the Costa Blanca. It didn’t take them

Taking things a whole lot easier these days

to get an interview for a new

long to make their minds up and with in short

Tony can be found singing now and again at

pirate radio station based on a boat off the

space of time Tony was back on the radio

The Pirate Bar on the golf course in Ciudad

dutch coast, called Radio Caroline.

again,only this time in spain and this time

Quesada and as Smashy and Nicey would

At the same time he had also married his

very reluctantly.

have said, “he’s supertastic...mate!”

sweetheart Juliana and they headed off on

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From Radio Caroline to Nevada and from Northampton to New York – Tony Moore has played with the best...and with Cliff Richard.

Taking things a whole lot easier these days Tony can be found singing now and again at The Pirate Bar on the golf course in Ciudad Quesada and as Smashy and Nicey would have said, he’s supertastic...mate! All the crew, including Rupert, have asked me to pass on their best wishes to Tony and Juliana and as station boss Cliff Roberts said, “Tony helped us raise the station to a whole new level and his experience has always been a great asset for us.”


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A Real moving sto Dave Bull

Family disputes aren’t uncommon, we’ve all had

Mrs Smith, who is retired, was shocked initially and

them or certainly heard about them but usually they

then vowed to fight for the home her husband and

are over quickly and life moves on. Unfortunately

her had created together. And for the small matter

for one Torrevieja lady they didn’t quite happen. In

that it was the only home she had and had nowhere

fact her son spent nearly ten years and an awful lot

else to go.

of money trying to get her evicted and effectively left homeless.

That small matter didn’t seem to affect the step son who tried his hardest to get her out and eventual-

Things went wrong in 2004 when Mrs Smith’s hus-

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her home, she was turfed out in 2012 and needed

property in which they had been living, in La Sies-

to get back to the UK where at least she could stay

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with relatives. But she had no money either.

under Spanish law if there is no Spanish will the

Fortunately the problem had reached the ears of

property goes to the next of kin – in this case his

charity Help the Aged who offered her assistance

son from his first marriage and a chap who wasn’t

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keen on letting his step-mother get anything out of

behind her life’s possessions and furniture that she

his father’s estate.

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Heard about it Anne Marie Prue, estimator at Howells Removals in Formentera had her ear to the ground at about this time too and picked up on the story and offered the services of her and husband Steve’s services to transport as much stuff back to the UK for Mrs Smith as she wanted too. To say that she was delighted would be an understatement and the crew at the charity where more than grateful for Howells Removals stepping in and solving what was a huge problem for Mrs Smith. Soon enough the Howells team arrived at the house on La Siesta, Torrevieja and loaded up her possessions ready for transportation back to the UK. Anne Marie who has seen many different reasons for moving home over the years in her role as an estimator for the company said, ‘I just couldn’t believe it when I heard

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It's a toughy!

It's EASY!

Word: DEVOURING

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