Jungle Drums News 021 12th October 2018

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Jungle Drums News Issue no. 21

- Friday October 12th 2018

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At the BEACH Pick up


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Local Weather - Your fortnightly forecast



USEFUL NUMBERS Emergencies – 112 Fire Station – 085 Local Police (Gran Alacant) - 96 669 7749 Local Police (Santa Pola) - 96 541 11 03 Guardia Civil - 96 541 12 90 Red Cross – 96 541 69 36 Town Hall 96 669 77 49 Hidraqua - 900 210 100 Hidraqua (Leaks/Problems) 900 101 270 Iberdrola - 901 202 020 Airport - 96 691 9000 Library - 96 669 7110 Sports Centre - 96 667 8152 Health Centre - 96 691 2360 Health Centre Santa Pola - 96 691 5300 Tourist Office - 96 669 6052 SUMA - 96 529 2036 Taxis - 96 541 11 11 - 96 541 2525

Aquagest 966794383 Ambulancia Amigos Euro’ 966794453 ( San Fulgencio ) 696465481 Ayuntamiento 966794201 Ayuntamiento (pueblo) 965419174 Bomberos Urgencias 085 Centro de Salud 965729500 Centro de Salud (pueblo) 965419489 Consultorio Medico SF 966794231 Consultorio Medico 966796281 Correos 902197197 Cruz Roja ( San Fulgencio ) 966794111 Escuela Infantil 966794496 Farmacia Pueblo 965419053 Farmacia ( San Fulgencio ) 966794381 Farmacia ( Urb.La Marina ) 966796912 Guardia Civil 965726012 Guardia Civil Urgencias 062


CHURCH SERVICES LA MARINA Hope Christian Evangelical Church ( opposite La Marina Market ) meet every Sunday at 11 am. A warm welcome awaits you. Tel Bryan 966184728.


(On the hour at the municipal centre half past the hour at Commercial Centre)

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October 12: Spanish National Day (closures)

The Chaplaincy Church Centre Services are: La Siesta - 1st and 3rd Sunday in the month at 11.15am. 5th Sunday – Evensong at 6.30 pm. Tel. Bruce Heath - 966 786 079. Los Balcones - Every Sunday at 10.30am Tel. Rosalind Gough – 966 720 351. Lago Jardin - Every Saturday at 6pm (closed August). Tel. Liz Shouksmith - 966 799 238. Campoverde - Every Sunday at 6pm. Tel. Jill Dorsett - 966 762 715. La Zenia Cristo Resucitado Centro Ecumenic. Every Thursday at 11am - Holy Communion (Said) La Manga Club, St Teresa’s - 2nd Sunday of the month at 6pm. Tel. Hugh James – 630 877 887 All denominations are welcome to attend our Services

14 day festival calendar

DUTY PHARMACY Monte De Santa Pola, 32 Urb. Don Pueblo Gran Alacant. Tel. 96 669 74 71

La Marina In the RC Church at San Fulgencio - Every Sunday at 10.15am Tel: Rita Bryan - 966 795 535

November 1: All Saints’ Day (closures)


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Grandparents Who Babysit Are Less Likely To Develop Alzheimer’s

There’s nothing like grandchildren to keep older adults joyful and active. A recent study shows that spending a moderate amount of time with grandkids may actually prevent Alzheimer’s disease by increasing brain function and memory. In addition to boosting brain power, babysitting has been linked to decreased rates of depression. Learn more about the correlation between babysitting and senior health and get some ideas on fun things to do with your grandchildren. The Benefits of Babysitting Researchers from the Women’s Health Aging Project in Australia observed the cognitive function of over 180 women who cared for grandchildren. The results showed that postmenopausal women who spend one day a week caring for their grandchildren may have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders. However, those that spend five days a week or more caring for little ones may have a higher risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders. This is the first study to examine the role of grandparenting on cognition. While the reason for the correlation is not clear, it is thought that regular social interaction can have a positive effect on the mental health of seniors. Caring for grandchildren can help to prevent the social isolation that can cause depression and even an earlier death. In addition to preventing Alzheimer’s and avoiding social isolation, other research

suggests that a strong grandchild and grandparent bond has anti-depressive benefits for both seniors and children. A study from the Institute on Aging at Boston College observed the habits of 376 grandparents and 340 children for 19 years. They found that the closer the relationship between the two, the less likely either were to develop depression and that grandparents who both gave and received support had the fewest symptoms of depression.

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State University study showed that wine had properties which turned “white fat” into “beige fat”, which can be burnt off easily. Red wine owes these transformative effects to a polyphenol called Resveratrol. Resveratrol can be found in the skins of the grapes and is produced in response to injury, or when the plant is attacked by fungi, bacteria or other pathogens. When consumed by humans, resveratrol has antioxidative properties that can help you to fight obesity, diabetes, improve the health of your heart and bones and even contribute to longevity. Red wine is abundant in resveratrol, so indulging in some before bed is not only rewarding after a hard day of work and obligations, but also very healthy. And, if you needed any more reason to go grab a few bottles of wine, Harvard’s study on weight gain found that out of 20,000 people tested, every single one that gained a significant amount of weight did not drink alcohol!

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Jungle Drums News Issue no. 21

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Government steps in to heLp restore Civil War buildings in GA The City Council has received a grant covering half of the first phase that will start before the end of the year The Sierra de Santa Pola will have an interpretation centre, to study the fauna and flora native to the part of the sierra where there are the remains of the Civil War buildings, before the end of the year. The town hall has included 60,000 Euros to start the first phase of the project that will be subsidised half by central government within a program of actions of conservation and protection of real estate and the cultural heritage of the Generalitat. The idea will be to house an environmental awareness centre within the Natura Network and a centre of interpretation for the area. including, the Sierra and the civil war remiinders formed by the remnants of antiaircraft defence, bunkers and command buildings. All this would be located in the barracks that are abandoned on the way to the lighthouse that served as bunks and showers for soldiers during the war in the thirties. The first phase will focus on the works on the

Urbanisation La Marina

west pavilion, the largest, which during the civil war served as a military refreshment area with showers, kitchen, sink and a separate cistern. The four walls are in ruins with half the roofs fallen in, which will be where the works will begin. The next stage will be undertaken in the officer’s booth, which is smaller, this could be used as a reception point for tourists, although it is only an initial idea by the local government. Finally, the east barrack will be restored, which in its day was used as dormitories for soldiers and operatives for the Republican side, although for these last two phases there is still no start date. It is possible that these buildings, now in ruins and with graffiti on their walls, can have several uses with museographic zones, including open-air classrooms and exhibition areas showing painting or photography that depict the historical heritage of Santa Pola.

A few years ago it was highlighted how the Urban-

Night Race Against Cancer

they don’t, they won’t. Happy to draw their salaries,

isation of La Marina was left to rot under the rule of the PP party. The main issues were about waste collection, weeds, unsafe pavements and poorly maintained roads. 3-4 years on nothing has changed despite promise after promise from the in effectual, out going councillor for the urbanisation. He promises much, describing the new waste collection service, road cleaning, white lining as his “utopia” and the maintenance of a spruced up and tidy urbanisation. The evidence suggests otherwise. Nothing is done to clear the rubbish, weeds or indeed repair pavements. What is his motivation? I accept home owners should do more to keep the place tidy but time has proved that most are not interested. I believe the council has a moral and social duty to maintain the urbanisation to a higher standard, quick to defend their inactivity the population of the

The II Race of Light in aid of the fight against cancer is on October 13 through the streets of the fishing town The II Race of Light will be held on October 13th. It is a sporting event where the total and absolute battle will be the fight against cancer. From eight o’clock in the evening all the participants of the race will begin the ten kilometers distance that form this race. A sporting event that this year has seen the oorganisers prepare a bag for the runners that will contain a towel, energy gels, T-shirt, Santa Pola salt, water and isotonic drinks, in addition there will be a massage service at the end of the race available to runners who need it and torches placed every half kilometre to light the course.

urbanisation is left to suffer year on year and with the likelihood of Ex Pats unable to vote in the local elections next year I can only imagine the continued decline the urbanisation will suffer. Some readers will, as a small minority did previously, defend the council using the old worn out and tired argument of “you should see what its like in the UK” or “ if you don’t like it then go home”. Surely those like me who are fed up with the excuses and lack of progress shouldn’t be knocked, we only want some improvement to our environment. Will La Marina ever look tidy and pleasant........... Anna Slade

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Jungle Drums HOROSCOPES Aries March 21-April 20 Aries rarely say one thing and do another. They usually do the wrong thing and don’t discuss it. Never point this out to an Aries unless you want your kidneys pulled out through your sinuses. Taurus April 21-May 20 You’re very earthy, which may mean that you don’t shower as often as most people. Or it may just mean that you like to roll around with your nose in clover and sigh. Gemini May 21-June 21 Everyone loves a Gemini because everyone loves a schizophrenic. You like to think that you are a half-and half mixture of Socrates and Michelangelo, but in reality it’s more like Prince and Bea Arthur. Cancer June 22-July 22 You like to know what’s going on in the lives of everyone in the galaxy. However, you tend not know know what’s going on in your own. If you are lucky, your friends will tell you. Leo July 22-August 22 You like to kiss mirrors a lot. Genghis Khan was a Leo, and so is Barney the Dinosaur. People still love Lucy, but less because she was a Leo. Leos will interrupt conversation to talk. Virgo August 23-September 22 You are a pain in the ass. You regulate your breathing and color-coordinate the clothes in your closet. No Virgo in history has ever belched. Virgos clean every square inch of everything they own twice daily with a toothbrush.

Libra September 23-October 23 You are oh-so-elegant and tasteful to the point of incurring nausea from loved ones. You are also bipolar as hell and can’t make a decision on your own. You usually consult your therapist or TV Guide. Libras are trendy folks. Scorpio October 24-November 22 You embarrass Libras because you like your coffee straight out of the bag, eaten with a spoon. You may have actually snorted Chock Full o’ Nuts at one time in your life. Sagittarius Nov 23-December 21 Sagittarians are born adventurers. They like smashing spiders with their bare hands and trying to walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night with the lights out. They would sooner sustain crippling injury than do anything the easy way. Capricorn December 22-January 20 Hardworking, reliable, and dull as hell. They are always on the move, headed to their next delusion of grandeur. Often good at maths which explains why they are such pains in the ass. Aquarius January 21-February 19 Aquarians tend to be nostalgic about the 1960s because that was the last time they could be naked in public and get away with it. Aquarians love to be naked. Pisces February 20-March 20 Everywhere you go, laughter and comedy ensue. This would be great if you were trying to be funny. You are deeply confused by the idea of sex.

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Clubs & Associations Aircrew Association Costa Blanca Former and serving of the UK or Allied Armed Forces are very welcome to join this friendly organisation founded here in 1988. Details from the secretary on 96 640 4123 Alcoholics Anonymous Costa Blanca South 625 912 078 www. aa-costablanca.org ASPETGA We are the Pet Owners Association of Santa Pola and Gran Alacant. Together we´ll have more strength to defend our rights, to fulfill our responsibilities, to live in peaceful coexistence with our neighbours and to lobby for new projects. www.aspetga.es Costa Blanca Computer Club We meet regularly every Saturday from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Sierra Bernia School, Alicante. Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers The CBMW who get together twice a week to enjoy walking in the mountains of the Costa Blanca. Anyone is welcome to come along. Visit www.cbmwalkers.org for info. Tennis club - Euro Tenis For players of all standards near Gran Alacant, Santa Pola, La Marina and Elche Playing Tuesday and Friday mornings, 10.00 - 12.00 at Club de tenis Elche. Details from Sally by email :- sallymay113@gmail.com K9 Animal Shelter If you have spare time we would love to hear from you. 600 845 420 - 610 852 726 M.A.B.S. CANCER SUPPORT We are here for you when you need us. Call Bob Clayrton 96 679 0775 or 699 894 183

Pets in Spain - Animal Rescue www.petsinspain.com - info@petsinspain. com Road Bike Riding Group in GA We are a small group who spend most of the winter here in Gran Alacant. Facebook Gran Alacant Road Cyclist (bici Gran Alacant) Royal British Legion Gran Alacant Meets on the first Monday of the month at 6.00pm at La Taberna, next to Monte y Mar Bowls Club, Plaza Mayor. Contact Brian 639 917 971 or Robin 96 669 5423. Email, granalacant.secretary@gmail.com Samaritans in Spain If you have something on your mind give us a call. Talk to us any time you like, in complete confidence. You don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch. 24 hour confidential telephone support line on Freephone: 900 525 100 - pat@samaritansinspain.com Walking Football Every Thursday. For more info: Barry at laneinspain@hotmail.com for start times, venue and weekly updates. The Ancient Mariners walking football team play every Friday on the astroturf at the San Fulgencio stadium, kick off 4p.m. All over 50’s welcome . If you live in the La Marina area, please remember that HELP Vega Baja works alongside Cruz Roja at their social centre in Calle Berna (number 6) on Tuesday mornings. Helpdesk at the Hope Christian Centre (opposite the market site) on Thursday mornings. Our volunteers are there to offer advice and information on all aspects of living in Spain. If you are experiencing a difficult time and need our help, please go along and talk with our volunteers or contact our San Miguel Centre on 966 723 733

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Global Discount Furniture Outlet "Great Value, choice & quality!"

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which can be made to your specific measurements with a choice of fabrics, finishes & colours; and to bedroom ranges. These include brass bed frames, divan, bunk & storage beds, and we also offer not only standard sprung mattresses but also the sensational new microfibre Octaspring aerated mattresses in 4 different qualities – soft, orthopaedic, deluxe and super deluxe. Come and check these out! Global Discount Furniture deliver all over Costa Blanca and local delivery is free; installation at your home is also free, so if your item does not fit through the door or up the stairs, their team will dismantle and reassemble in position at no extra cost. They also offer part exchange on certain used furniture pieces, and have a small

Family owned and run, Global Discount furniture has over half a century of experience in the furniture industry which means it can offer the very best deals all year round to its customers. Following a succesful forty years the family moved to Spain and their store in Benijofar has been serving customers for three years now. What’s the secret of their success? Well, as Business Manager explaind, “With more than half a century in the furniture industry we have the know-how, the experience and key industry contacts which gives us the negotiating clout to be able to source and bulk buy large amounts of stock at exceptionally favourable rates. This means we can factor in sizeable discounts to pass on to our customers, en-

abling us to supply quality low-to-mid price furniture at surprisingly affordable prices and very importantly, to do this all year round and not just during traditional ‘Sales’ periods. This is why we can justifiably pride ourselves on being the furniture store where `THE SALE NEVER ENDS!” The company supply new household, office and garden furniture, and stocks change constantly with new arrivals virtually every week, mostly from all your favourite UK stores - yet priced at a fraction of the RRP you would see back in Britain. This applies to everything we sell: from coffee tables, bookcases, cupboards and full dining sets; to lounge furniture including sofas, corner suites, recliners & electric power lift armchairs, many of

used furniture section at the rear of our store where you can pick up a bargain perhaps for rentals, or just to replace what you need at a super low price. All of their used furniture is of high quality and is not broken. Find them online at www.globaldiscountfurniture.com and on Facebook at www. facebook.com/global.discount.furniture where you’ll see updates on all new stock arrivals and special offers, and also of course at their store in Benijófar just 150 metres down the road past the church and main square: easy to find, easy to park, and easy on the pocket as you can choose from a wide range of items at prices to match every budget. With discount prices all year round, this is indeed the home furnishing outlet where ´THE SALE NEVER ENDS!`

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780km charity walk

In October Margaret Brennan will walk the 780km pilgrimage route to raise awareness and funds for Pets In Spain animal rescue charity. The Camino de Santiago route for Margaret will start in France and end at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northwest Spain. Margaret’s adopted rescue dog Lindy will accompany her on this mammoth hike, for most of the route following close behind in the camper van driven by her husband Bob. It will take an estimated 31 days for Margaret to walk the complete route. Pets In Spain is a legally registered animal rescue and welfare charity in Spain operated entirely by volunteers. They do not receive funding from any local or regional government and funds are needed now to help them continue to rescue and rehabilitate animals in desperate and sometimes life threatening situations. You can help by sponsoring Margaret and spur her on to complete the Camino de Santiago walk. This can be done with a oneoff donation by Paypal of 5-10 Euros to: info@petsinspain.com and please state ‘Walk Margaret’, or by bank transfer to the charity’s Pets In Spain bank account IBAN number ES14 0081 0687 7700 0168 1672. Another way is to visit either one of the

two Pets In Spain charity shops in La Marina urbanisation where sponsor forms will be available to add your support for Margaret and the charity. Visit the web site at www.petsinspain.com or the Pets In Spain on Facebook page. Telephone and Whatsapp number is 645469253

Pets in Spain

Roly is a 15 month old Cocker Spaniel. He is in excellent health and is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. Roly is ideally suited to an older family with no other pets and young children. Call: 645 469 253. www.petsinspain.com

Dante is a rescued Siamese kitten and hand reared since the age of 3 weeks. He is now 4 months old and in need of a forever home. Call: 645 469 253. www.petsinspain.com


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Life in Spain New book out

Costa Women Release New Book Costa Women have just released a new book about living in Spain. Using the title ‘Spain & Me’, the book is second in a series of free ebooks sharing stories and advice from members of costawomen.com who have followed their dream and moved to Spain. It is has been compiled and edited by Ali Meehan, founder of Costa Women, with chapters written by Costa Women members. Speaking about her reasons for creating the book, Ali said “Possibly the most asked and answered question between foreigners is ‘what is life really like if you live in Spain?’ And because changing countries is no small matter, the answers are often the most amazing and well rehearsed, many worthy of a book, or film alone. Having read over 7,000 of these answers on the Costa Women profiles and met so many in person, I realise that the time of moving here can be planned or accidental, life defining, traumatic (at times) and definitely unforgettable.” Costa Women have used their experience and knowledge of life in Spain

t o create this telling and insightful book - a work of ‘living memory’ that tells their story to others. Topics in the 14 chapters cover topics such as starting a business, life of a digital nomad, living off-grid as well as giving birth in Spain and coping with death of a family member. You can meet all the Authors at costawomen.com – a free website for Women living in, or thinking about moving to Spain. The two books are available as a free download at http://www.costawomen.com/pages/spainandme


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My Fair Lady, Sassy at 60

by Mandy Tams Okay, it’s the biggy for me, I have always had two birthdates because my parents knew there was a mistake on either my birth certificate or the register, but neither remembered whether they had it corrected. They used the August one, and I didn’t care, but now, it’s the biggy, the huge rounded out figure, like me. I have now decided to use the September date to delay the day of the big 60. The holidays are almost over; the sun will be rushing off to a warmer climate, which gives us the chance to rest our tanned birthday suits, re-iron and moisten them ready to start burning the hell out of them again on its return. No matter the medical opinion, we feel and look better with a tan. I noticed this year the amount of spray tans. My husband, a connoisseur of women who parade their bodies, you know the types when they get out of the water and stand and whip their still dry hair around their shoulders, making sure the sun glistens off the carefully applied oil, and then stretch themselves like film stars. He wants to know how I know the tans are fake; I point out; a natural tan leaves white marks under the chin, around the armpits and other telltale places, spray tans reach every nook and cranny. It’s like fake boobs, those that bounce are real, those that don’t move are fake. Thus the problem presents, do I get a fake tan and boobs to look fabulous at 60? To be honest, I dismissed the idea, and I am not quite 60, I asked myself these salient questions. 1. Why should I, is it for me or the hoards of men out there desperate to date overweight married women? Nahh don’t think so. 2. Do I want to attract desperate overweight married men? Nah, definitely not. 3. Would there be enough silicone and spray in the world to do the job? And then I ask, what sort of things are out there to help revitalise my overused, worn out carcass?

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A marriage dispute in Gran Alacant ends with a house fire

At eleven o’clock on the night of September 30th,the emergency services received a call alerting them to a discussion inside a detached house on Calle Luxembourg in Gran Alacant. The neighbours alerted the authorities by dialling 112, because of the aggressiveness of a woman during the discussion that was taking place between a couple, requesting police presence. First came a Local Police patrol that was in the area of ​​Gran Alacant and the neighbours took the chance to explain that the woman had got hold of a knife, causing the husband to leave the house and she was locked inside. The agents found the house with the windows totally closed while observing the flames of an intense fire inside the house, that was when they tried to enter the property.. The agents had to climb through one of the side windows, which was two metres high, to enter a house in which the rapid spread of the fire made it very difficult to rescue a woman who was clearly quite upset who did not want to leave the house under any conditions. Finally it was left to the agents to take her forcibly due to to the esistance shown. Once the firefighters arrived to extinguish the fire, they were aware that the fire had spread very quickly because the woman had taken several cans of petrol that her husband had stored in the basement and scattered them around the house. Because of the fire, one of the officers had to be treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation and for the injuries he had sustained, although he has been discharged and has rejoined his colleagues at the Local Police. Apparently the woman was taken in for psychological treatment.

4. Should I go for Botox injected straight into my already less than blooming looks? They say there’s nothing like a dose of botulism to make your day, to stiffen that sagging upper lip and stop you smiling for days. My friend did it, and she was wrinkly, not just crow’s feet, but a murder of them. Talk about happy feet; they were laughing all over her face. Anyhow, she did the Botox thing her eyes looked magnificent, but it pushed all her wrinkles down into her cheeks and under her chin, she looked like one of those neo mastiffs with too much skin and had to take two weeks off work, unable to face the walk of shame and sniggers from her mostly younger colleagues. Anyhow, back to making the best of our maturing looks. Think about it cheese, wine and men tend to look better as they age, while some women, like me, have to go down fighting. Why can’t a thick skin and a pleasant bouquet do for us what it does for them? In my opinion, which doesn’t mean a lot I know, but as women of a certain age; we should wear our skin with pride like battle scars, we need medals for what we go through as women. Let’s stand loud and proud and do what we want without being shoehorned into someone else’s ideas of what we should or should not do.












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- Friday October 12th 2018 pensioner care facilities. The culture that prevails in mediterranean countries means families look after their kinfolk during old age, removing the need for old peoples homes. With the cost of living much higher in Northern Europe, both partners in a family unit tend to work, this leaves no one to care for elderly parents, so there is high demand for the level of supervision you see in Britain today. Families take on the responsibility of caring in Spain, because they can; Family life is important to the Spanish and as

Growing Old In The UK

charges associated with being unwell.

a place, but am mindful, this is what

The biggest noticeable difference is

they want and have accepted their

the level of care for the elderly here in

decision to buy a new apartment and

the UK, compared to Spain. Mum and

lead the life they want in their old age.

One reason for coming back when I

Dad are approaching an age where

There is a different approach to old

did, was to be closer to my Mother as

they need a certain amount of help

age care in Spain, as you would ex-

she grew older. She has been particu-

in their day to day activities, so have

pect. Property prices are much cheap-

larly ill since my arrival and spent a

decided to sell the family home and

er than the UK and with 320 days

long period of time in Hospital. With

move into a sheltered complex. The

sunshine a year, people do not suffer

the cost of car parking charges at

facilities are truly amazing, including

from the same ailments typical here,

twenty pounds a day, the use of tel-

its own shops, gymnasium and cin-

most noticeably arthritis and rheuma-

evision and the internet costing ten

ema; together with twenty four hour

tism. Gran Alacant and the Alicante

pounds an hour in hospital wards,

security and care, you can imagine

region remains one of the healthiest

the sums of money involved can be

just how expensive this relatively new

places on Earth to live, a World away

as high as three hundred pounds a

concept is. Residents will pay half a

from Britain and northern Europe.

week; more than most people earn

million pounds for accommodation as

Despite these positive aspects of life

in Spain. My parents are more fortu-

well as a six hundred pound a month

on the Costa Blanca, older people

nate than most, but a typical OAP on

service charge; this is retirement for

do get ill and require looking after,

a state pension could not afford the

the wealthy. Personally I have my res-

just like their British counter parts.

ervations about them moving to such

Unlike the UK, there are very few

The cost of growing old in Britain isn’t cheap, as I found out on my return home.

a result, looking after senior citizens takes priority. This is an aspect of life we have lost in the UK and we are all the poorer for it. High costs of utilities, relatively low state pensions and an increased retirement age has also contributed to a much lower standard of living for retirees here; as a nation we seem to suffer more during our latter years. Given the choice I would choose to grow old in Spain; climate, income and outdoor activities all contribute to a far better quality of life. Wherever you live in the World, there are pros and cons, but during the final chapter of ones life, all of us should be afforded the standards we desire for our own parents; looking after an aged population should be a priority not an afterthought!

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Costa Cobras Rugby Club has managed to secure a new venue

SALAD DAYS by Malcolm Palmer

for their club, moving from San Fulgencio to the new ground at campo de futbol, in La Marina Village. This comes on the back of

On a recent visit to Eastern England, I was taken by my like-minded brother to look

increasing numbers joining the club including in their junior section

for migrant wading birds on some flooded fields. But the sight at the opposite side

and with the inclusion of women taking up the sport for the first

of the road has become engraved in my memory. A vast field of lettuce was being


harvested. And how. A huge tractor pushed a covered sort of tent which must have

Club secretary Dave Boswell said, “This is a really great develop-

been sixty feet wide steadily across the field. Inside it, rows of workers lay on their

ment for the club, it’s given us a new home. We couldn’t be more pleased with the way the

stomachs picking lettuces through holes in the floor of the fiendish contraption,

season has started for us with the new ground and the numbers that are being attracted to

and chucked their prizes back into a conveyor belt of plastic containers. ‘They’re

the club. Hopefully our new venue will attract even more people to the club.”

taking our jobs!’ moan the ‘leavers’ – Yeah, like there’s a single English person

Dave went on to say, “The Cobras has always aimed to be a club for the local community

there, other than, just possibly, the guy driving the tractor, and I’ll swear he had a

and the fact that we are attracting so many youngsters to the game is very pleasing espe-

swarthy complexion. With my niece’s wedding coming up, my brother’s car was

cially now we have women becoming involved.”

looking a bit scruffy, so we went to get it washed. I don’t know the nationalities of

Costa Cobras train on a Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 7 for juniors and 8 – 9 for the senior

the washers, but they certainly weren’t English – and they did a great job, cheaply.

sides. So if you’ve played the game before and want to get back to rugby, or if you would like to try it out for the first time then you are more than welcome to come along. Our junior section is also very welcoming for youngsters who want to find a sport and join others for fun and activity.

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