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Contents A block put on the words The night was … hot. No humid … No hot and wet … wet and hot … maybe the night wasn’t humid. The morning was humid … the night was moist. Whatever it was I couldn’t sleep. I’d got up and tried to write. I couldn’t write either. I thought back to a series of articles about rules for writing. Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut, Elmore Leonard had produced 10 rules of his own. Eminently sensible and good rules this motivated a number of British writers to do the same. I checked back on them. Will Self’s couldn’t be repeated but is as acerbic and funny as you would expect; Hilary Mantel’s straight forward but perhaps Helen Simpson’s is best: “The nearest I have to a rule is a Post-it on the wall in front of

Entertainment Leisure Sport Motoring Travel Living in Spain Home & Garden Food & Drink Health & Beauty Horoscope Puzzles Kids Animals in need What’s On Business directory Information

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From the editors continued... my desk saying "Faire et se taire" (Flaubert), which I translate for myself as "Shut up and get on with it.". Would this help? I sat down at my desk again. “The night was sultry …”

Pete Welcome to our July magazine. This month we have all our normal features and jokes but also we’ve focused on what there is to do this summer...and there is a LOT going on! If you’re here on holiday or you have friends or relatives staying, then The Sentinella can help you to have fun! We have a new ‘what’s on’ listing (page 9) provided by www.whats-on.es and you can get the very latest info by visiting their website or listening to Bay radio on a Friday at 1pm. The Almería province is stunning, fascinating and easy to explore so don’t limit yourselves - there are coach trips, buses, taxi’s, hire cars and even collection available by local businesses. Take some time to read through this magazine to see the possibilities;

any thing from hard core adventure and fun to culture, art and fine dining! Enjoy the hospitality of our advertisers, they are all looking forward to welcoming new faces and making your summer one to remember! Many thanks to all our contributors; this month we have some superb photography and are grateful to Jenny Wren and Steve Homer who we hope will continue to work with us providing quality images. If you are looking for some high class publicity or just some beautiful shots for your album, you can contact them through us! If you have been impressed by any tapas or waiters then visit Steve’s 'Sabor de Almeria' on Facebook and vote for your favourite (page 32). We are delighted that Darren Goddard (last month’s cover artist) has contributed some brand new cartoons – if you enjoy any of the comic art in this mag then high quality prints are available, again contact us for details. Finally enjoy your summer – be careful in the sun, spend time in the shade and make the most of every minute!

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Kev Moore, resident Sentinella cartoonist and bass player with a career spaning from the 1970’s to present day. Kev continues to gig with BC Sweet as well as working on solo projects.

Kid Monsta came about almost as a by-product of "The K- Krew" - a kind of kid's version of a gang that was inspired by watching the TV show 'The Wire'. These characters had flaws rather than skills, Trash Talk couldnt stop swearing, Do-Rag was addicted to hamburgers and wouldnt take off his puffa jacket, even in 90 degree heat, SK8 was a rubbish skateboarder with one overdeveloped calf and a myriad of broken bones and teeth. The only exception was Word, who was a child computer prodigy. Their dog, Dali, soon defected to the character I'd created as their

nemesis, Kid Monsta. To any parent, the monster lurks just below the surface in any kid, and, after playing in a toxic waste dump, Kid Monsta's tendencies were made manifest! The fact that he and I share the same initials may or may not be coincidental! Kev has just started work on his next album project which will be released as a 12 track CD of brand new songs with accompanying 32 page booklet of his own original artworks illustrating each song. You heard it here first! :-)

El Retiro in Turre takes a break El Retiro gallery has closed it’s doors for a summer recess, closing it’s doors on an incredibly successful season, helping to promote local artists both professionals and amateurs alike. Visitors to Spain’s smallest privately owned gallery have come from all over the country and the rest of Europe; Madrid, Cornwall, Germany, even as far away as Finland. The Valentine’s competition got entries from Camaroon and Manchester. So as the final paintings are taken down what does it’s curator and owner Curtis Helm think has been the biggest achievement of the gallery? “It’s all been a thoroughly wonderful project to be involved in. I have met so many fantastic and creative people.” The gallery re-opens with a special The Sentinella exhibition on October 21st and next season there will be even more competitions for artists and the local community to get involved in.

Curtis Helm outside El Retiro gallery with The Boar, a sculpture by Cabrera artist, Julie Peel.

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Shipmates, the time has come for us to engage with the inevitable debate: ‘Art: What is it?’ A while ago a celebrated, no so Young British Artist was questioned concerning his work. ‘Is it art?’ he was asked. Reportedly, his sharky answer was ‘Well, sin an art gallery init?’ All too often these retorts go unchallenged and that reply is arrant nonsense. You can place a football in the centre of Millwall’s Senegal Fields, but everyone knows you’re never going to see a game of soccer played there. Politicians get elected to the House of Commons but sadly that doesn’t mean they’re statesmen solving our problems. Now to that bête noir ‘text art’. This month’s Spanish artist is contemporary Juan Osborne. Depicted here his image of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke concocted using the texts of 89 of the band’s songs. Wow! Osborne apparently uses up to 200,000 words formulating this turgid rubbish. A shame indeed if Spanish art might be succumbing to this banality. Picasso could produce a work of genius with a dozen strokes of his pencil. Goya may have used a million brush strokes to portray ‘Doña Isabel de Porcel’ (1804/5) but that’s not what makes it a wonderful painting. ‘Text art’ is a contradiction in terms: at best text is calligraphy and is therefore not art. Admittedly Osborne has applied text to create his stuff but the result is triviality in extremis. Dear chap, in your favour you’ve a seemingly sensible name. I implore you! Sail off to art school, learn from the masters: Velázquez, Murillo, Goya, Picasso. Then, after due reflection, paint some nice piccies for us that we can really enjoy. There’s a good fellow. Nothing if not cantankerous as famous art critic Robert Hughes could have said. TTFN, Quirkily yours, Sir Percival Trodnip RN RTD

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Art what’s on 12th - 17th July Art exhibition: local artist, Ricca Dinsmore-Spence, at Bedar Ayuntamiento.

Photographic exhibition 13th - 27th July. Carlos de Paz, ‘Almeria al Paso’: Street photography between 1996 & 2011 The museo Pedro Gilabert in Arboleas. Closed Mondays VERANE ARTE - Artistas en el Saltador Antonia von Braun, Frederique Edy, Paqui Vega, Pedro Soler, Miguel Costales, Adrian Shiel, Salva. Until 17th September Exhibition of mixed media inc. painting, photographic, sculpture and ceramics.

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Art classes WITH JEREMY AND EVIE, call: 653 714 767 Tuesday 1.30am - 3.30pm at Bar Rumores, Albox. Friday 11am - 1pm in Turre, venue to be confirmed. WITH DEE, call 663 341 904. Mondays 10:30 -12:30 La Parilla, Albox, beginners and improvers. Wednesdays 10:30 – 12:30 Bar International, all levels.

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Friday 8th Queen Tribute Band at THE IRISH ROVER Mojácar Playa Friday 8th 23.00: Los Gringos at Scorpio, Antas Friday 8th to Sunday 10th Beerfest Featuring a selection of real ales at Bar La Finca, Mojácar Playa Friday 8th 21.00: Bluesman Charlie Lindsay Duo at Bar Stop, Turre Saturday 9 Fashion on The Beach Fashion show in aid of PAWS at TITOS, Mojácar Playa Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th The Independent Theatre Group presents Nil by Mouth: A comedy by John Chapman. At Museo Pedro Gilabert, Arboleas Saturday 9th 21.00: Los Gringos at Carpe Diem, Los Lobos Sunday 10th at Bar La Finca Mojácar Playa: Indalo Hash House Harriers meet at 11am

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Sunday 10th from 2pm: Vera Lions Club, Lorca Earthquake Victims appeal concert at Bar La Finca Mojácar Playa Sunday 10th 1pm: Special Poolside Menu plus Rough Justice at THE NEW KIMRICK Mojácar Playa Sunday 10th 14.00: Los Gringos at Fiesta Roquetas de Mar Wednesday 13th 23.00: Los Gringos at Picasso, Huercal Overa Friday 15th Music in the Park supporting local charities. 7 hours of music including Los Gringos playing at 21.00. Location - Vera Saturday 16th Nothing Like The Original at THE IRISH ROVER, Mojácar Playa Sunday 17th 14.30: Opium Buddahs at THE ROADHOUSE, Tabernas Sunday 17th 'Jam Session' - Yes another fabulous afternoon in a stunning setting listening to some of the best talent in the area at Bar Montana, El Campico, Bedar. Tuesday 19th 9pm: Driftwood at the Cactus Bar, Las Burganvillas Tuesday 19th 18.00: Los Gringos at El Paniajo, El Marchal Tuesday 19th Michael Buble

Tribute at Beachcomber In Mojácar. Friday 22nd 19.00: Lady Ellen at Bar Montana, El Campico, Bedar Friday 22nd 21.00: Bluesman Charlie Lindsay Duo at Bar Stop, Turre Sunday 24th 14:00: Stage 2 (duo) at Bar El Molino, Santopetar Sunday 24th Indalo Hash House Harriers Venue TBA Wednesday 27th Tony Justice & Lady Ellen at Desert Springs Wednesday 27th Abba Tribute Band at THE IRISH ROVER Mojácar Playa Friday 29th 21.00: Los Gringos at Cactus Bar, Las Buganvillas Saturday 30th Nothing Like The Original at The Blue Parrot, Hotel Street, Vera Playa Saturday 30th 19.00: Charity darts match at BAR LA UNION, Alfoquia Sunday 31st 14.30: Los Gringos at El Konejo (formerly Harley Dees), Carboneras Sunday 31st 14.30: Live band at THE ROADHOUSE, Tabernas

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To list your event here send full details to listings@whats-on.es The Voices of Almanzora Almost a full house for the third night running, the Voices of Almanzora were on excellent form when we went to the last night of ‘Accross the pond...and all that Jazz’. We’re fairly new on the block but this choir have obviously made a reputation for themselves already given the number of people who attended...when I googled ‘Trudi Louch’ (musical director) I found raving reviews of previous performances. The first half of the show was a celebration of the music of America, opening with the Big Apple Medley, arranged by Trudi, and closing with a wonderful rendition of The American Trilogy. The second half was music from ‘Chicago’ the musical and was an opportunity for some soloists to shine, and they

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This month I think it's quite appropriate we do an article on a soul artist with an illustrious legacy. Without ever crossing over to commercial audiences in the same way as many Atlantic or Motown soul stars, he consistently broke the rulebook. At Barbican Centre, London 11th June & The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 12th June The Impressions appeared with the Soul of Curtis Mayfield!!! Yours in music Deano Born in Chicago in June 1942, Mayfield kickstarted his music career in 1956 when he joined vocal group The Roosters, later The Impressions, alongside lead singer Jerry Butler. When Butler left to go solo following the band's hit 'For Your Precious Love', Mayfield joined him on guitar before returning to front the band in 1961 promptly leading them to their biggest hit to date the same year, 'Gypsy Woman'. Behind the doo-wop and call-and-response gospel, Mayfield had begun to craft some powerful lyrics, inspiring Afro-American pride and awareness with his songwriting as the Civil Rights movement gathered steam. The hits kept coming; 'I'm So Proud', Keep On Pushin', 'People Get Ready' 14 in all during the 60's. In 1972, he created the unforgettable score for classic blaxploitation flick, Superfly, following the exploits of hip drug dealer Young blood Priest, played by Ron O'Neal. Describing the pain, suffering and endless cycle of violence through a series of graceful, poignant funk stories ('Give Me Your Love', 'Freddies Dead', 'Pusherman'), Mayfield

God’s band A musician dies and goes to Heaven, where he is directed to the heavenly night club. He sees a wonderful room, capacious stage, and an all-time all-star group of musicians. Recognizing Dizzie Gillespie, he walks over and asks "How's the gig here?" Diz says, "Well, you can see that the layout and the equipment is fine, we get fed gourmet food, the best wines and a little reefer to take the edge off." "That sounds perfect," says the new guy. "There's just one thing," Dizzy adds. "God's got this girlfriend who thinks she can sing...."

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produced the neccessary gravitas to a film that tended to sensationalise life in the ghetto. In August 1990, Curtis suffered a horrific accident when a P.A. rig fell on him during a concert in Brooklyn, paralysing him from the neck down. He remained optimistic and was even able to record an acclaimed final album in 1997, 'New World Order'. He died following a stroke in December 1999, aged 57. The SOS Show with DJ Deano 98.8 inland 89.6 on the coast valleradio.eu (info@valleradio.eu) Every Sat eve 6-9pm 'Soul on Saturday'

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Sent through by Gill Nickson In the line at the supermarket, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day." The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment." She was right, that generation didn't have the green thing in its day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soft drink bottles and beer bottles to the shop. The shop sent them back to the factory to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. They were recycled. In her day, they walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go down the road. Back then, they washed the baby's nappies because they didn't have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in a 220 volt energy gobbling machine - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes.

screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of a cricket pitch. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines to do everything. Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn fuel just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They used hand operated clippers to trim the shrubs. They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. Back then, people had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza restaurant. But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks were just because they didn't have the green thing back then?

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Surf’s Up Dudes and Beach Bunnies!! It time to wax down your board and stick it in the Tbird before your daddy takes it away. Surf’s the stuff of this month’s top five. These films are about the counter –culture of rebel life on the beach because living a “straight” life interferes with what you want to do – surf. The seal of approval for any of these films is surely that it makes you want to head to the beach. The truth is that the only time Square Eyes has tried to surf a full wet suit was needed for the chill of the Atlantic which looked most unbecoming especially when splashing about in the shallows where the breaks aren’t quite so big!! (Square Eyes has got an aversion to deep water ever since the release of Jaws). So at Casa SE we take the “cookin’ fish sticks” approach and couch surf - cowabunga!! 5) Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables (2009) Independent film maker Steve Cleveland’s second film is another brilliant one. The film epitomises contemporary surf movie genre which have become self-financed; more often than not, shot using 16mm stock. The film shows surfing as it is right now with many of the talented American stars of today together with a great alternative soundtrack. Traditional and progressive longboarding, shortboarding, fish, hulls, and alaia; Taylor Jenson, Alex Knost, Jai Lee and Kassia Meador If all this means something then this is the movie for you ... 4) Surf’s Up (2002) Any movie that feature’s penguins is a favourite with the Square Eyes huddle and “She Who Must Be Obeyed” has ordained that this film is included. It is a good parody of the classic surf movies and features Jeff Bridges as the voice of surfing legend “Big Z” a hero of teenage rockhopper Cody Maverick. This “documentary” follows Cody and his chicken pal Joe, as they make their way to Pen Gu Island to compete in the World Championships. Who would have thought that penguins invented surfing?!!

Zero” (another story in itself). The movie makers wanted to “to research the myth of the surfer dude” and with this gonzo style documentary they have succeeded. 2) The Endless Summer (1966) Documentary film-maker Bruce Brown made his name in the 1960s producing films about surfing. The Endless Summer follows Mike Hynson and Robert August on their on their quest to follow the summer around the world surfing beaches from California to the uncharted surf of West Africa, shark infested waters of Australia, Polynesia and beyond. In 2002, the film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". 1) Big Wednesday (1978) Beginning on Malibu Beach southern California in 1962, three buddies, Matt the Enforcer, Leroy the Masochist and Jack are the best surfers on the beach. They revel in the life of fun, girls, partying and surf, until that is, reality comes crashing in. They are forced to face the consequences of their actions and the changing world around them, not least the draft for the Vietnam War. Years later the greatest swell ever is coming on Big Wednesday. The three friends meet to ride the wave, confront their past and leave it behind. This is THE classic surf movie.

3) Zen and Zero (2006) Harking from land-locked Austria, five intrepid surfers search for the perfect wave in a journey from L.A. to Costa Rica. En-route, as well as riding some great breaks, they meet Allan Weisbecker surfing hero and author of “In Search of Captain

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Square Eyes Join The Sentinella for a screening of “BIG WEDNESDAY” at the cinema @ Total Entertainment, Albox On Saturday 23rd July at 14:00 For your chance to win a Golden Ticket simply e-mail us with your name and how many seats your require.

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Lets go surfing now... One Sunday morning, a priest wakes up and decides to go surfing. He calls his boss and says that he feels very sick, and won't be able to go to work. Up in heaven, Saint Peter sees all this and asks God, “Are you really going to let him get away with this?” “No, I guess not,” says God. The priest drives about five to six hours away, so he doesn't bump into anyone he knows. The beach is completely empty when he gets there. So he paddles out and immediately catches a double overhead wave, and the ride seemed to last 10 mins. Saint Peter watches in disbelief and asks, “Why did you let him do that?” To this God says, “Who's he going to tell?”

Girl: “Hi! It seems like you've been here along time. How long has it been since you've had a cigarette?” Man: “It's been ten years!” With this information the girl unzips a slot on the arm of her wet suit and gives the man cigarette. Man: “Oh thank you so much!” Girl: “So tell me how long its been since you had a drink?” Man: “It's been ten years” The girl unzips a little longer zipper on her wet suit and comes out with a flask of whiskey and gives the man a drink. Man: “Oh. Thank you so much. You are like a miracle!” Finally the girl starts to unzip the front of her wet suit and asks the man leadingly, “So tell me then, have you been bored??” The man looks at her and says excitedly: “Oh, my God, don't tell me you've got a surfboard in there too??”

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1943, Germany - a Jewish couple desperate to secure the release of their beloved son from a Nazi hospital barter with a family heirloom, a candle covered in filigree gold handed down for centuries from generation to generation. Unaware of it’s true significance they part with it to no avail and the treasure remains in the hands of their child’s tormentor. Fifty years later the war criminal is brought to rough justice by Anthony Fowler, special agent of the Vatican’s secret service, The Holy Alliance and a CIA operative. Fowler reveals the missing fragment of an ancient treasure map hidden within the candle. The ensuing expedition in search of a religious relic whose location is depicted by the map departs for the Jordanian desert. Funded by the reclusive founder of silicon giants Kayn Industries it brings together a team of ruthless mercenaries, scientists, archaeologists and a journalist. In their midst are religious fanatics, secret service agents and a traitor waiting for the right moment to strike. The plot thickens; what has brought agoraphobic billionaire Raymond Kayn to the

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The booklovers book store One year ago this month The Book Box packed up its original mobile status and settled into permanent shop premises at The Courtyard in front of Ferreteria Longo in Albox.

Says Jay, “We only sell books that are in tip-top condition because those are the only books we buy in. We started the business because we couldn’t find second-hand books that we would want in the house, much less take to bed at night and we thought there must be lots of other avid readers like us out there.”

Since then, Jay and John Lester have worked hard to build up what they and their customers believe to be the best book store in the area.

The Book Box prides itself on knowing its products and can usually point its customers towards a suitable new author when necessary. From July 1st, The Book Box launches free the Book Box Book Club offering regular customers additional discounts on all purchases. Please ask for details.

With a catalogue of almost 10,000 titles, they have far exceeded their objective. Their aim was to provide a wide range of top quality pre-read books at affordable prices (€1.50 to €5) and to add some features that other booksellers have been unable to provide. Open 10- 2, Monday to Saturday, every book on sale has been checked, cleaned and catalogued on computer. When customers ask for a particular book, Jay and John can immediately tell if it is in stock. They also have a book finder service where they will try to seek out a particular book and notify the customer by e-mail when it is located.

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leisure Hot and sticky?

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e’d been sitting round the hotel pool, then the kids started moaning...we want to use our inflatables...not allowed in the hotel pool. Ok, so we went to the beach, this was ok until the heat got too much and we were all sticky with sand and salt...then the kids started tearing lumps out of each other...ENOUGH! There is a bus we can get from 4 different points along the playa that will take us up to Amigos Bowling in Arboleas. Brilliant idea. Aircondioned entertainment venue with bowling, pool tables, games machines and a restaurant and bar. So we went and I can’t tell you enough what a fantastic time we had. The bus took about an hour, but it was airconditioned (of course) and I could just sit back and look at the countryside rolling by; amazing

mountains in the distance all very desert like and different from Mojácar. Amigo’s bowling is a great place. The kids had a game of pool while I had a drink then we launched into our game of bowls (I let everyone else win of course). After that we had an early dinner - there is a huge menu, everything we like - burgers, homemade pies, curries and a variety of homemade desserts, 2 course Menu de la Casa, battered fish (the cod was superb and the kids had scampi - their favourite). All at excellent prices. Then back to the Playa in time for an evening sundowner! The sea is fab and so is the beach, but sometimes it’s nice to have a break from the heat! AMIGOS BUS SERVICE - WEDNESDAYS ONLY: Hotel Indalo: 16.00 Pueblo Indalo Apartments: 16.10 Best Mojacar: 16.25 Arrive Amigos Bowling Centre: 17.00 Depart Amigos Bowling Centre for Mojacar: 20.00 Cost: Adults & Teenagers € 2 each way. Kids under 12 go FREE.

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For the love of horses Enter David Goodey whose family owned a carriage repository and riding centre in Reading and who shared my love of all things western. David decided I should learn to ride “Indian style”. “David, why doesn’t the horse have a saddle” and “it’s pi ing with rain David, I’m getting wet!” I was heard to cry during that first experience. “Did you think you only rode in dry weather” was David’s reply! And when the large fat piebald, Tonka, careered off from the stable yard and through a barbed wire fence, he just barked at me to get back in f control and get on with it!!

In the beginning (1963)… As a vocal guitarist and sharpshooter with a love for western movies my career path seemed clear – a singing cowboy incorporating sharpshooting routines into my act. Having obtained firearms licences all that was required to complete my dream was a horse.

Well I did and went on to realise my dream and also to work as a stunt rider/driver on various movies and outdoor shows, but more about this in future issues. Visit www.myspace.com/steve_eagles Steve now runs All things equestrian with his wife from their home in Castillejar.

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sport Tour de France 2011

The Tour de France, the most iconic of all cycle races and perhaps the most gruelling of any longdistance events runs throughout the month of July. Focus is understandably placed upon the exploits of individual riders however cycling is a team sport. The strong team ethic is never demonstrated more clearly than in the role of the “domestique”, the team member who throughout the race works for the benefit of his team and the lead rider. It is often cited that the term first came in cycling parlance in 1911. However this year, the Tour celebrates a more significant centenary, that of the first crossing of the Col du Galibier in the alps, which will be crossed twice this year and at height of 2645m represents the highest ever finish in the race. Henri Desgranges, the first director of TdF said of the climb, "O, col Bayard, O, Tourmalet... next to Galibier you are worthless.” Much has changed in the sport in the last 100 years, not least that the riders are allowed the assistance of support teams but the controversy has never been far from the headlines. In 1911, during the 10th stage, Paul Duboc was lying in overall second

place but collapsed with suspected food poisoning just outside Bayonne when leading the stage by 8 minutes. He was left on the side of the road, vomiting whilst the rest of the field passed by. The culprit was a spiked drink and the first suspect was Gustave Garrigou the eventual winner. Garrigou received threats and when the Tour passed through Duboc’s home town was forced to wear a disguise! Nothing so drastic will be needed this year for sure but as ever there is plenty of intrigue. Spaniard Contador rides hoping for his fourth victory despite current doping allegations; Bradley Wiggins riding for Team Sky aims to be the first British yellow jersey winner whilst fellow Madison Champion Mark Cavendish is aiming for the green jersey. Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish in the 2010 TdF

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On the nose Glorious Goodwood This month always provides some fabulous racing with the Eclipse at Sandown, the July festival at Newmarket followed by the Darley Cup at the same track and the Betfair week-end at Ascot. But with the summer sun still high in the sky, Pimms flowing and more than it’s fair share of glamorous celebrities swanning about “The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course”, Glorious Goodwood is surely the highlight. With five days of high-class racing on the banks of the Lavant, the meet has plenty for us in the Levante to look forward to. Two of the season’s 31 Grade 1 races are held here; the feature race of the last day The Nassau Stakes, giving punters an excellent opportunity to end the week with a win and The Sussex Stakes on the second day. The Sussex Stakes is always a great contest bringing together the best of Europe’s milers but promises to be a really special one this year should the leading contenders both run: Frankel and Canford Cliffs. The race has been open to horses of all ages since 1975, allowing runners to extend their Group 1 careers, although 3yo have dominated the race for most of its history. Last year’s winner Canford Cliffs looks set to run as 4yo and whilst he should not necessarily be ruled out on this, no horse has ever won the Sussex Stakes twice.

Frankel ridden to victory in the 2000 Guineas

2000 Guineas winners have done well in recent years and perhaps Frankel can become the next to emulate this and give Henry Cecil his first double sine Bolkonski (1975) and Wollow (1976). This will be first time that he has run against older horses but is odds-on to beat his elders. Aidan O’Brien’s stable have completed the double more recently with Henrythenavigator in 2008 and Rock of Gibraltar in 2002 and O’Brien scored with Giant’s Causeway in 2000 and Rip Van Winkle in 2009. This year he again has a number of interesting entries for the race including the former Australian trained sensation So You Think who runs in the Eclipse earlier in the month. Whatever you back – Good Luck!

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Local cricket Long shadows don’t fall on the ground in the Spanish sun quite like they may do in the leafy suburbs of Surrey and the beer should definitely not be warm but the spirit of the game continues unabashed in this corner of Almería. Whilst John Major’s famous quote may have been intended to portray an England that is forever England, the spirit here is all about enthusiasm and a desire to promote and inspire others to play the wonderful, poetic game of cricket. For what is “life if not a game of cricket.” Okay so sometimes maybe it’s more of a limerick than a poem but none-the-less fun is had by all. Development of the sport for youngsters is key to the long term aims of the club; encouraging kids to get involved in the sport to not only develop their cricket skills but just as importantly an all round athleticism, hand to eye coordination and sense of team ethic. Work has continued a pace to create an excellent training facility at the club’s ground; concrete has been laid to extend the track for the nets

and matting, kindly donated by the Indalo Bowling Club laid to create a good surface. Plans for more development are underway. To get involved, whether you are a beginner, an interested amateur, young or old, male or female please get in contact with the club and have some fun. Contact David on 950 617 606 or follow the club on Facebook.

Forum Golf Society Forum Golf Society´s latest outing, an individual stableford competition held at Marina on June 24th saw a maiden individual victory for renowned quiz maestro Bob Vincent with a superb 39 points despite a recent handicap cut, a well deserved and very popular victory! Upcoming fixtures include: Pairs 2 Man No Scotch at Alboran on July 8th North v South Matchplay Day at Marina on July 15th Team Choice Stableford at Aguilon on July 22nd For further information contact Phil Elam on 666 847 840 / philjelam@yahoo.co.uk, or see www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com

Vatican golfing The Pope met with the College of Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Shimon Peres, the former leader of Israel. "Your holiness," said one of the Cardinals, "Mr. Peres wants to determine whether Jews or Catholics are superior, by challenging you to a golf match." The Pope was greatly disturbed, as he had never held a golf club in his life. "Not to worry," said the Cardinal, "we'll call America and talk to Jack Nicklaus. We'll make him a Cardinal, he can play Shimon Peres... We can't lose!" Everyone agreed it was a good idea. The call was made and, of course, Jack was honored and agreed to play. The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of his success in the match. "I came in second, your Holiness," said Nicklaus. "Second?!!" exclaimed the surprised Pope. "You came in second to Shimon Peres?!!" "No," said Nicklaus, "second to Rabbi Woods."

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motoring Martin Ward tells us what’s new...

The all-new GT is all-new; on initial viewing it looks very similar to the previous car but put the two side-by-side and they are very different.

Bentley Continental GT

The front end has massively changed as the whole profile and design takes on a very different shape, with all the lines looking more in proportion and much bolder. The rear wings now carry a bold waistline that really stands out, and the side swathe lines are now much more prominent. The car is now wider, and seems to give a lower stance on the road, it also improves road-holding and this extra width makes the new Continental GT look more aggressive, yet its lines also make it look even more sportier and sleeker. The new GT is powered by a 12-cylinder ‘W’ configuration petrol engine that produces 567ps, up from 575ps on the previous car. This engine, coupled to a six-speed Quickshift automatic gearbox takes the car from 0-62mph in only 4.6 seconds. The Quickshift reduces gear-change by up to 50%, and will go from 6th gear to 4th directly to help quicker braking. The Continental GT has a very effective four-wheel drive system that is split 40:60 and so helps the car in all weather, especially in the wet and snow. The all-wheel drive also improves handling and overall control of the car. The exterior styling is brilliant, but the best bit is the interior. Until you sit in the new GT and see, touch and smell the cabin, then you can’t begin to imagine just how sensational it is. Words cannot describe the absolute luxury and quality that the Bentley NEW!! craftsmen and women HEADLIGHT POLISHING put into the car. Around FROM 15€ PER LIGHT

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ten hides are used in the interior; the wood veneers are specially selected by a team of experts who travel the world to buy the finest available. The metal work in the interior is also first class and looks handcrafted. Out on the road the Continental does everything right, it is comfortable, has way too much power but feels so safe, solid and stable. The pleasure it gives while driving and the smile it brings to your face takes some describing, it is fantastic. Despite all the technology that goes into the car, all the controls are easy to operate and understand, Bentley have tried not to overcomplicate anything. The seat belts for the front passengers have been moved from being integral in the seat, to now being moved to the panel behind the seat,making it much easier to get in and out of the rear, and because the seat is now narrower, leaves around 2.5cm more rear leg room, which doesn’t sound a lot, but every centimetre gained is a bonus. The price of the Bentley Continental GT starts from £135,760, but having seen one, driven one, touched one, smelt one, and seen the ultimate quality, it is probably worth every penny.

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Majorca This month we visit Majorca, the largest of Spanish Balearic Islands. thanks to Jenny from Mamabels in Mojacar Pueblo for helping with our recommended places to visit! Historical remains on the island are incredible, with over 270 Bronze age (1300 BC) structures between the two islands of Majorca and Minorca, two of the best preserved sites are on Majorca. Ses Paisses near Arta in the Northwest, and Capocorb Vell, 5 km inland from Cala Pi on south coast. Down on the South coast is Palma, the capital of Majorca; on the water front you can find ‘La Seu’, the gothic cathedral of Majorca, considered one of the most magnificent buildings ever built; started in the 13th century when King James I took Majorca from the Arabs; 15 generations of architects later, Gaudi was the latest influence,

spending 10 years on resoration work early in the 20th century. From Palma, an absolute treat is to take the ‘tren de Sóller’; nearly 100 years old the small single track railway winds 27km through orange and lemon groves, up into the mountains and through the thirteen tunnels of the Serra de Tramuntana reach the valley of Sóller. The journey takes an hour and away from the away from the sophisticated capital to the For timetables and more information about this, visit: www.sollernet.com/trendesoller From Soller there is a tram available to the port where you can get a ferry to Sa Colobra, where a cliffpath leads through tunnels to an awe-inspiring limestone gorge that narrows to a tiny beach. It is possible to book the complete journey via www.vallsollerservices.com 500m up in the tramuntana mountains is the monastary of Lluc. Originally built in the 13th century it was destroyed several times until it

was re-built and extended in the 17th and 18th centuries. Originally a place of prayer and silence it was accessed via narrow and steep paths, but now it has a large parking area and there is a good bus service from Palma straight up to the monastary. Just west of Palma are the bustling resorts of Palmanova and Magaluf, with a wide choice of activities for holidaymakers of all ages. For the young there is Alex’s place on the Magaluf strip 3 bars catering for ‘indi’, ‘chill’ and ‘dance’ and if it’s a night club you’re looking for, the most famous, set on 3 floors and holding 4000 people is BCM Planet Dance - open from 22.00 - 06.00. Between Palmanova and Palma is Portals Nous, a yachting marina where the rich and famous hide out...recommended dining would be Wellies restaurant, definitely the place to be seen! All the beaches in Majorca have been described as divine - as a holiday destination this island has everything from ancient history to natural beauty to superb resorts, towns and nightlife! Luisa at Ferri Tours has some excellent deals in some superb hotels with flights directly from Alicante airport.

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local travel The Wild West in Almeria

One of the most popular attractions in Almeria is Mini Hollywood, incorporating Oasys Theme Park, Fort Bravo and Western Leone. The golden age of film-set Spain was the sixties and its capital was Almería. The nearby Tabernas desert, the only true desert in Europe, was a magnet to film producers. Some of the movies that were shot here are legendary: Sergio Leone's 'Dollars' trilogy ('A Fistful of Dollars', 'For a Few Dollars More' and 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly') starring Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name, 'Django' with Franco Nero, the sequels to which never seemed to end... over a hundred titles were at least partially filmed in these dusty streets. The information in this article is for Oasys Theme Park which is the largest of the three locations incorporating a Western town, a zoo and swimming pool area (free entrance). Walk around the town and wander in and out of the buildings where you will find all kinds of interesting attractions. There is a photo studio with a variety of costumes for you to dress up in and have your photograph taken as a cowboy or Indian. The bank contains an interesting film museum with a number of old cameras and projectors and the original Spanish posters of films made on the set. A carriage museum, a cactus garden, the telegraph office.... practically all the structures date from the cinema days. Take in a show - the gun fights are spectacular and accompanied by music from Morricone! Also there is ‘can can’ dancing in the Salon and a parot show! Times of shows as follows: Parrot show: 11.00, 15.00, 18,00 Cowboy show: 12.00, 17.00, 20.00 Can-can dancing show: 13.00, 16.00, 19.00 There is a good variety of food available: next to the bank is a restaurant-buffet, and there are other snack bars serving burgers, hotdogs, salads, pizzas, ice-cream, etc. The zoo has around 800 animals representing the African and desert ecosystem, with explanations of the adaptations, educational programs and conservation programs to breed some animals with the objective of reintroduction.

Thomas Cook organize a trip every Sunday or if you are travelling by car, take junction 514 on the autovia via Sorbas. The road is good and you can stop off on route at either EL SUAVE, a typical Spanish bar/restaurant just before you reach Sorbas or THE ROADHOUSE, a themed American diner just before you reach Tabernas.

Welcome to Spain Don’t just book it. Thomas Cook it. Regular weekly excursions with Thomas Cook, Thomas Cook act only as an agent on behalf of the excursion provider. Coaches leave from 4 points along Mojacar Playa. For more information and to book your seats call Jo on 600 062 601

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living in Spain Spanish lesson - Chistes (Jokes)

Un señor entra a un restaurante y pide una tortilla. El camarero pregunta “francesca o española?” “Me da igual; no quiero hablar con ella.” A gentleman goes into a restaurant and orders an omlet. The waiter asks “French or Spanish”? “it’s all the same to me, I don’t want to talk to it!” ******** Una tía entra en una lencería. “Buenas, ¿me podría probar ese sujetador, el rojo, en el escaparate?” “Claro que puede, ¿pero no sería mejor que se lo probase en el probador?” A lady enters a lingerie store. “Hello, could I try on that bra, the red one, in the window?” “Of course you can, but wouldn't it be better if you tried it on in the dressing room?”

12 years in the desert...part 4 (It doesn’t rain) All of us expats have our different reasons for moving to warmer climates and my journey here began in wet field in Sussex at the end of the Autumn camp of Earth Spirit in 1998. Setting up the camp in pouring rain was not a lot of fun. A very muddy week of happy campers made it worth it. But canvases are heavy and when wet, are even heavier, especially as they all have to be hung up in barns to dry. On the last day of site clearance I sat around the fire with Jon Whitcroft the festival boss man and made a throw away remark. “Why don’t we do this Autumn festival some where warmer, like Spain or Morocco.” “Ha ha” he laughed, “what a good idea” January `99 found me on a plane to Spain with Jon and a mission to find a festival site. A couple of good connections led us to the desert of Tabernas and of course we all know ‘it doesn’t rain in the desert’ Eager to start, three hundred happy campers experienced the joy of the desert experience that Spring, and the town folk of Tabernas opened their arms to a lot of happy spenders. Surrounded by mountains on our hundred and twenty acre farm we prepared for the Autumn camp with excitement. A couple of days before the Friday start the Sun went out and the gloomy oppressive sky was ominous. But it waited patiently to announce the start of the festival when the heavens opened. In all my experience of weather I had never know such rain. The lightening was striking the mountains around us and the thunder was instant and deafening. The mountains became water falls and the rambla in one place was two meters deep in a flash flood of mega proportions. That was all in the past and we have no regrets as the standing motto here is to expect the unexpected. Laurence Burton

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living in Spain Consumer Complaints In every shop, office, workshop, restaurant etc. that sells goods or services to consumers you can see a poster on the wall saying:

Este establecimiento tiene hojas de quejas y reclamaciones a disposición de las personas consumidoras o usuarias que las solicite. This establishment has claim and

complaint forms available for THIS ESTABLISHMENT HAS consumers or users who may request for one. CLAIMS AND COMPLAINT FORMS AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMERS OR USERS WHO MAY REQUEST FOR ONE.

The existence of these forms is compulsory for every commercial activity. If you have a complaint about the price or quality of a certain product or service, you can express this to the competent authorities. The aim is to solve your problem with the help of an authority.

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Whenever you think you need to use this, don’t hesitate. It is taken very seriously by the authorities. The establishment must give you the form whenever you ask for it. Not having it or refusing to give it is an infraction on its own. The procedure is usually quick and free of charge. When you fill in the form the shop has 10 days (weekends and bank holidays not included) to respond to your complaint. If they don’t, or you consider it insufficient, you must send a copy to the “Servicio de Consumo” of your province. Some bigger town halls also take them. Addresses and fax numbers you can find on the Internet. Within a fairly short time you will receive an invitation for either a mediation meeting with a representative of the establishment in question, or an invitation for an arbitral procedure before a “judge” or committee. These people will help you to find a solution for the conflict and/or verdict what will have to happen. Rianne Smulders

Hotel Zimbali, Vera Playa Every night from 7pm July to September Every evening through July and August you can enjoy the Artisan Market on Vera Playa. The Artisan market raises much needed funds to support the Franciscan Sisters who help the needy with food and clothing. They receive no help from the Junta de Andalucia.

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mojàcar pueblo Mojácar Pueblo - visitors guide

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C. Enmedio, Mojácar Village Open: 17:00 until the early hours Closed Wednesdays

Informal friendly bar. Local prices. Varied specials board. Good food at great price

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Spanish Shilling Comments and essays about life in Spain

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B U S T I M E TA B L E HOTEL INDALO

Mojacar Pueblo by Kevin Platt - See more of Kevin’s art at Cafe Bar Los Cuatro at the bottom of Mojacar village

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mojácar comes from the Arab name ‘Muxacra’, which comes from the Roman name ‘Mons Sacra’. This ‘sacred mountain’ refers to a pyramid shaped hill which is just below the current site of the town. The hill, now known as ‘Old Mojácar’, has an Arab water deposit on its summit, innumerable ruins on its approaches, bronze age remnants about its feet and the dry river ‘Aguas’ to its rear. Mojácar pueblo overlooks the Mediterranean at around 400 Metres above sea level and a kilometre inland – making for good defence from corsairs. Settlement here can be traced back to the Year Dot, and include Phoenicians, Greeks, Trojans and the Iceni (the original ‘Beaker People’). Mojácar was a fortified town in the Moorish era, and fell to the Christian Kings – Isabel and Ferdinand – in 1488. Everyone was promptly slaughtered. The town regained its strength during the following centuries, after being re-populated with Christians from nearby Lorca, and became the local capital during the following centuries. Mojácar, according to a 1912 encyclopedia, had a ‘castillo inmutable’, which means an un-knockdownable castle, and a population for the 1910 census of 6,000 souls. By 1960, the population had dwindled to 600, and consideration was underway to absorb Mojácar into the municipality of Carboneras. Worse still, somebody had knocked down the castle. Next month Lenox tell how Mojacar managed to regain its fortunes and its population!

950 472 448 C/Embajadores, Mojácar

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home & garden Gardening in Almería

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ometimes, when I’m writing this column, I feel more like Mystic Meg than a gardener. Working towards the mags publishing deadline means having to write nearly a month in advance of you reading it. I’m writing this in early June; a time when normally we can take for granted the long hot days and warm nights. Tonight I’m sitting inside writing this after a damp grey day and it’s quite a chilly evening, there is more rain promised tomorrow. Good for the garden but making it difficult to sense the weather we will be experiencing in July. I’m sure it’ll settle down soon but we can’t seem to take the weather for granted any more. Having said all that – there are certain things we CAN take for granted in the garden whatever the time – weeds! (I’m not even going to mention pests – not enough space). No matter how much our plants are affected by the weather, whether it be too hot, too cold, dry or too wet, you can be sure the weeds will thrive. Like cultivated plants, weeds can be annual or perennial and

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some of the most difficult to get rid of are the perennial ones that send out underground runners, so no matter how much you pull up the surface shoots, unless you get the whole thing, they’ll keep popping up Couch grass elsewhere. I find couch grass is the hardest to deal with. It’s almost impossible to get rid of the whole fibrous network of roots which spread both outwards and deep down into the soil. I do persevere though and find that with a combination of weed killer and hard slog it’s kept under control. The annuals are easier having a single root system. I try to get them out when they are green and preferably when it’s been raining for a while – the ground is softer then. If you wait until they’ve started to dry out and set seed you’ll just succeed in scattering the seed around when you uproot them, thereby ensuring you have twice as much to do next year! The moral of this month’s sermon would appear to be: “turn your back on a weed today – there’ll be two more along tomorrow”. Oh – do you remember last month I told you about the tomato plants springing up everywhere? They are now almost a meter tall and baring clusters of little green tomatoes, some the size of apricots. Not ripe yet, but getting there! The Lady Gardener

Re-using water

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t this time of year it brings to mind how we should all be looking to recycle as much of our precious water as possible. I know a lot of people do this anyway, but I thought I would just share with you some of the systems I have in my garden. Firstly, we have a swimming pool (worked hard all our lives for this bit of luxury!), but if not managed carefully it can use a vast amount of water. Whenever I backwash the pool, the water is pumped into an above ground 1000 litre fibre

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home & garden Re-using water continued... glass tank and providing it is left for five days to allow the chlorine to evaporate, it is perfectly usable on the garden. When I am growing tender plants in my greenhouse, this water is very good, because it is bug free, with a PH of virtually neutral, therefore much better for the plants than tap water. I also use backwash water to fill up the 50 litre water butt – as seen in the photograph with a tap at the bottom – in which I have an old pillowcase stuffed full of whatever waste nitrogen enriched plants I have at the time. At present it is broad bean tops & roots, together with comfrey, but really you can use any green vegetable or weeds – nettles being very good. I leave it in the water for around 10 days and this gives me an evil smelling liquid compost that my plants absolutely thrive on. You do need to ensure that there is a lid on the water butt though, to keep your neighbours sweet !

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We also separate our grey water from the kitchen (sink/dishwasher & washing machine) and send this to a below ground tank, through a gravel grease filter trap. It is then pumped out using a submersible dirty water pump and is circulated on a watering system to a very dry part of my garden, with poor soil. It does smell a bit, but I have a project for the future of pumping it into papyrus reed beds, to filter and purify it, before it goes to the plants. Surprisingly, the plants don't seem to mind at all the fact that there is dishwasher & washing machine detergents in the water, but then they are quite robust things like Yuccas, Silk & Pepper trees, plus Cana's. Just remember us old recyclers never die – they just get used for other things ! Bill Higgins

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home & garden Get green - Almeria’s Earthship part 2 To find out what an ‘Earthship’ is see June edition of The Sentinella at www.mojacar.thesentinella.com/on-line-edition/

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aura and Dave invited us to visit their Earthship project in June, an invitation which we could not refuse. Amidst discussions of the plans for the Earthship and tales of being awoken from a sofa siesta by foraging boars we were interested to learn where the tyres used in superstructure of the building came from.

Used tyres represent a significant environmental issue as by their very design they are do not easily degenerate and have previously been simply dumped in landfills or worst still burnt! Since 2003 a European Directive on landfill waste banned the dumping Tyres are used to build the walls of tyres which has lead to the industry taking seriously the disposal of tyres. The cost of new tyres now also incorporates funding for the responsible disposal of them which includes the shredding and reuse of the rubber for other consumables. The very ethos behind the construction of Earthships is to recycle and use materials such as these.

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Laura and Dave got theirs from a local Nuematico who was happy for them to take what they needed. One sunny Sunday they passed the workshop and began sifting through the shambolic pile outside searching for the tyres they needed. Unable to find what they wanted they re-stacked the tyres into a neat pile and left, also leaving the local Spanish who had seen them aghast. “Did that couple just stop and re-stack those tyres?!! These Brits are crazy!! Toc! Toc! Toc!”

Laura and Dave knock up a quick bit of shading for a newly planted pomegranet tree out of left over off cuts

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home & garden Special and very beautiful

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ienda crystal Pueblo Mojรกcar is a wonderful creative fusion of art and craft which has been produced by the same family over 25 years, totally committed to originality and creativity with pieces taking from 3 months to I year to create. The family have been developing and progressing to keep with modern tastes from the original production of stained glass and have shops in Nerja, Moraira, Marbella and now hoorah! they have come to Mojรกcar. For the past four months Luc and Kathy have been working hard to develop their small perfectly formed shop in the centre of the Pueblo.

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whether you want a simple gift like the elongated Indalo man tealight holders or a special one off, Tienda crystal offers a complete service.

orange, burgundy, black and blues all mixed together in individually made pieces. The production process is forging together various layers of glass with different metals, which produce transluscent swirling The colours are bold, exciting colour. Some of the stunning and would work in any type of plates and wall lights feature interior. Wonderful curved wire mesh encased within the sensuous pieces which look molten fluid layers, a mix of days perfect either as a statement on gone by with modern design. their own or mixed with other There is a large display of like coloured objets. Turquoise, jewellery sets, all unique and

Luc and Kathy are the delightful owners of Tienda crystal offering you a warm welcome in English, Spanish or French and as a special offer to Sentinella readers there is 10% discount upon showing the magazine. Evie Fox-Rayner

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food & drink Gastronomic adventures With Cecil B.DeMange

Fellow epicures, In pursuance of our intrepid gourmandizing this month, it is to the white walled citadel of Mojácar that we wend and the bastion of good taste that is Mamabels. My consort has, for this venture, enlisted the company of kith and kin from far and wide. Après the indubitable

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garrulous aperitif, a feast is laid before us upon the rooftop terrace. The vista is only surpassed by the delicacies produced. Unaccustomed as your humble author maybe to the niceties of entertaining the dubious genealogy of my consort, it is with great pleasure that my taste buds are entertained and may distract yours truly from this task. The onion tart, a specialty of the house is delightful, the salmon served in the most ambrosial citrus sauce a revelation. Dear friends do not miss out. A true treat and an excellent way of ignoring humdrum familial discourse. Yours ever respectfully

Cecil B. DeMange For Mamabels, see advertisement on page 33

Paseo del Mediterraneo no 14 Mojácar Playa Tel: 950 472 224 www.lincanto.es

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to reserve your table www.thenewkimrick.com The NEW Kimrick Bar & Restaurante

Specialist in fresh pasta, home made pizzas, fresh fish and meat. Sit and relax on the spectacular large terrace with stunning sea views... the best on Mojácar Playa! Opening hours: Mon - Sun 19:30 - 24:00 Closed Wednesdays

CAPTAINS TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT Superb selection of freshly made tapas using local ingredients served all day Special offer: Chicken breast in garlic & herbs plus chips & salad or 6 tapas incl. a bottle of wine or jug of beer 15€ for 2 people Special steak menu steak: incl. bottle of wine or jug of beer Entrecote steak for 2 people 22€ Fillet steak for 2 people 30€ A La Carte: Evenings 7pm - 11pm MOJACAR PLAYA 950 473 246 or 617 477 797

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Tapa ideas Beef carpaccio with rocket, parmesan and aïoli

• 400g piece beef fillet, trimmed • 80g wild rocket leaves • 100g parmesan flakes • aïoli

Preparation time 20 mins (plus freezing time) Serves 4 Per serving: 44.1g fat; 2211kJ (529 cal)

1. Wrap beef tightly in plastic wrap; place in freezer about 1 hour or until partially frozen. 2. Meanwhile, make aïoli 3. Using sharp knife, slice upwrapped beef as thinly as possible; divide beef among serving plates. 4. Top beef with rocket and cheese; drizzle with aïoli. Aïoli • 1 egg • 1 clove garlic, quartered • 1 tablespoon lemon juice • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil Blend or process egg, garlic, juice and mustard until combined. With motor operating, add oil in a thin, steady stream until aïoli thickens slightly.

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Tapas were created nearly 800 years ago by Spanish king Alfonso X (the Wise). He decreed that no wine was to be served in any of the inns in the land of Castile, unless accompanied by something to eat. A piece of ham (normally) on a small plate was placed over the glass of wine. One of several reasons for this was to counteract the adverse effects of alcohol. The word ‘tapa’ means ‘top’ or to cover - as in cover the glass with the dish. Marge Simpson on TAPAS: I love tapas. They’re like appetizers for a meal that never comes.

Recipe taken from The Australian Women’s Weekly, Tapas, Mezze, Antipasto & other bites. Available from BOOKS AMBAR on Mojácar Playa

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food & drink The little green squid with the hairy lip

A guy goes into a seafood restaurant and asks to see the dishes of the day. "I'll have the little green squid with the hairy lip, please" says the man. "O.K." replies the waiter and calls out "Gervais!" A French chef appears with a large knife, the waiter instructs the chef to kill the little green squid with the hairy lip. Gervais is just about to slice at the poor squid when he notices a tear running down its face. Gervais is touched, and admits that he hasn't the heart to kill the squid. "Not to worry" says the waiter, and calls Hans the

dishwasher, who is an enormous tough looking bloke. "Hans, kill that squid!" The dishwasher wields a huge rolling pin and is just about to bludgeon the little green squid when it cringes back and gives a little cry. "I am sorry sir, I just cannot kill the squid" Hans admits. "Well sir," says the waiter, "it just goes to show that Hans that do dishes, can be soft as Gervais with mild green, hairy lip squid!"

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food & drink Life behind the jump

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Strawberry Daiquiri 4 strawberries juice of lemon 2msr’s white rum 2 teaspoons white sugar ‘Mash’ the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and serve over ice. Garnish. The last of the drinks poured, apron rolled up and keys handed over. A rare afternoon away from the bar, I take myself off to the beach. “Hey Pedro make sure you don’t get burnt!” chuckles Manolo as I head out the door towards Venta del Bancal. Towel down, shirt off and relax. I wake up. Roasting. Boiling. Baking. Sweltering. You can fry an egg on my stomach. In front of me moving down the beach, two legs, bikinied tuche moving rhythmically, kicking up sand as she goes. Man I’m thirsty, I need a drink. I get up and begin down the beach stumbling like that night on Romanian hooch. Following in the wake of the girl before me, footsteps in footprints, inexorably heading towards Tito’s.

The bar is bustling, as ever. There’s chilled music straining from the speakers and this place looks like a beachwear shoot. I make my way to the bar. I can’t believe this guy - he’s mixing them up a treat. As I sidle up to the bar I catch the eye of the girl I have inadvertently followed here. “Hi, can I get you a drink?” “No thanks I just got one. Hey you know your face is as red as the Strawberry Daiquiri I just got!” she tittered and turned away. I slink off, the words of Manolo ringing in my ears … burnt indeed. For tales of Life Behind the Jump and Pedro’s story so far go to www.mojacar.thesentinella/ on-line-edition/

NEW on the menu at TITO’S: Reuben sandwich: ten slices of smoked meat with sauerkraut, mustard and melted cheese.

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food & drink In the kitchen with Ma

“Summertime, when the livin’ is easy…” Glorious hot days and long balmy evenings sitting on the terrace having a meal with friends …What could be better! Here is an easy meal full of fresh summer flavours that will please everyone – it will not take an age to prepare and not cost an arm and a leg!! For all the recipes please visit our website, www.mojacar.thesentinella.com Starter: Crudités with an instant onion dip Garlic bread with cheese and herbs Main: Grilled mackerel with ginger, chilli and lime salsa served with spiced couscous and stuffed tomatoes Dessert: Baked nectarines with almonds

Grilled Mackerel with Ginger, Chilli and Lime Salsa INGREDIENTS 4 mackerel gutted and cleaned  1 tab olive oil



METHOD 1. Score both sides of each fish (not quite down to the bone). Brush with the olive oil and cook under a hot grill for 5-6 mins each side

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Salsa INGREDIENTS 1” piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated 1 large red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped  Juice and zest of 2 limes  1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed  1 tbs clear honey  1 tsp sesame oil  1 tsp Thai fish sauce  2 tbs olive oil  

METHOD 1. Mix all the ingredients together and spoon over the grilled fish.

Stuffed Tomatoes INGREDIENTS  4 large tomatoes  1 slice of bread made into crumbs  1 tbs chopped thyme  1 tbs chopped parsley  1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed  1 tbs anchovy fillets, finely chopped  1 tbs olive oil  4 tbs wholegrain mustard

METHOD 1. Mix together the breadcrumbs, herbs, garlic, anchovy and olive oil 2. Halve tomatoes and put into an oven proof dish (in one layer) 3. Spread the cut side of each tomato with the mustard 4. Sprinkle over the crumb mixture and bake in the oven 200oc for about 15 mins until top is browned and crisp

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health & beauty Mole alert

Slip slap slop Sun screens can be useful for protecting our skin from harmful UV rays. However, they will not protect us from sun damage. Covering up between 11am and 2pm or staying out of the sun will be the safer option. TOP TIPS • Apply plenty of sun screen and keep reapplying it through the day. Sun screen only works if you use enough. No sun screen whether it’s SPF is 15 or 50 will give you the protection it claims unless you apply it properly. A guide for an avarage person is two tablespoons of product to be used for all over coverage.

• Apply before you go out as you can burn in the first 10 to 20 minutes in the sun.

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There are two main types of skin cancer: Malignant melanoma (cancer in moles) Basal cell melanoma (non melanoma group) Sun radiation is a contributing factor in 90% of all cases of skin cancer. Melanomas usually start in moles or in areas of normal looking skin. WARNING SIGNS

• An existing mole changes in colour or shape, begins to ooze or bleed, sores that heal very slowly may appear on the mole. • Moles that have become unusually large or raised above the skin or more than one colour.

• Areas that become scaly, itchy, tender or red. • The appearance of a new irregular mole. There is no need to worry unless the colour is uneven or its edges are ragged.

• Top up does not give you more time in the sun,

IF IN DOUBT ASK YOUR GP TO CHECK

it gives you the same protection as your first application. The higher SPF the longer you can stay sun safe, eg. SPF 25 gives you 25 x 10 to 15 minutes in the sun before you burn.

If you have spotted a new mole or think you have noticed but are not sure about a change in the mole, take a photo each day so you can show your doctor how it has changed shape. If you have a lot of moles take a photo once a month so you can keep a record of any thing that has changed.

• Always use a broad spectrum sun block it will give you protection against UVA & UVB rays. SPF 15 gives you 93% protection from UVB rays SPF 30 gives you 96% protection from UVB rays NO sun screen gives you total sun protection no matter how high the factor.

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This page has been written by Denise from Pampered in Palomares. Remember the sun can be dangerous - be aware of direct sun light for any length of time. Denise is an expert on skin care - contact her directly for any further information or advice (see advert below).

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health & beauty As seen on The Apprentice!

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ver the last year, reviews for a ‘Lava shell massage’ have poured in from The Daily Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, OK Magazine, Top Sante, Cosmopolitan and many more; culminating in a feature during the most recent season of The Apprentice. Available now in over 800 spas and salons in the UK, including Ragdale Hall, The Sanctuary Spas, Center Parcs, Bannatyne Spas, Champneys City Spas – the list of luxury names goes on and on… So what is so good about a rub down with a large clam shell?

The shells are made of calcium carbonate, the same materials as our bones and teeth, they are filled (each session) with a mix of sea kelp, algae and sea water which creates a chemical heat reaction lasting for over an hour! When the shells are used to massage, the heat penetrates deeper, releasing tight muscles and at the same time transferring natural calcium ions from the shell into the skin, giving it a firmer and healthier feel. The shape of the shells fit the body’s contours adding further to the deep heat massage you receive. An environmental factor Lava shells are recycled from the Philippines where Tiger-striped clams are part of the local diet and normally thrown away. Spoil yourself - for a very special relaxing massage treatment make an appointment with Katherine Hazell at Alkemi Hair & Holisitcs in Buganvillas, or Sophias Wellness Centre, Arboleas. See her advertisement below.

Why not put the spring back into your step and spoil yourself to a relaxing treatment?

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health & beauty The wonderful Emmett Technique

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Do you suffer from aches and pains that you thought you would just have to ‘put up with’ forever? Tried everything and nothings works?

problems, fluid retention, grip problems (tennis elbow and RSI) and much, much more. Check it out: www.emmett-technique.co.uk.

Highly skilled and experienced bodywork therapist, Ross Emmett is the originator of the Emmett Technique – a muscle release system which works as a stand-alone therapy or alongside all other known bodywork systems, greatly enhancing their effectiveness.

Testimonials for Emmett

The Emmett Technique involves muscle activation points which can unlock muscle memory. This activation gives the brain the opportunity to set up a new state of balance and provides an opportunity for re-alignment of the body. This is a clothes on, quick session – generally around 45 minutes. Light finger pressure sequences are used to release the affected areas and the effects can be remarkable and often instant. Who would benefit from Emmett? Anyone and everyone! This is a simple technique that can help reduce discomfort & improve the range of active movement. It can help with neck, back, shoulder, hamstrings; breathing, balance, bladder

Following a short treatment on a calcified frozen shoulder (December 2010): “For the first time since 3rd January 2009, I am enjoying free movement range in my shoulder, and pain free.” After first session on a very painful tennis elbow (May/June 2011): “I have had very little pain in the elbow just a few twitches.” AND six weeks later after a second 15 minute top up session “I have been fishing a few times and no problems. Had one twinge the other night when I reached across the table to pick up a full 1.5 Ltr bottle of water, but that was all. by Fiona Davis (see contact info below) Workshops at Luz de Luna Retreat: call for details or to book a place 17 September: One day Emm-Tech workshop 17 July: Tai Ji workshop

Healing crystals Apart from being attractive, crystals are said to vibrate in tune with the person holding/wearing them, and each has different qualities of healing and power generation. One of the crystals linked to July and August (Leo) is Tiger’s Eye. Tiger’s Eye is a protective stone that was traditionally carried as a talisman against ill wishing and curses. It assists in accomplishing goals, recognising inner resources and promoting clarity of intention. It differentiates between wishful thinking about what you want and what you really need Tiger’s Eye treats the eyes and aids night vision, heals the throat and reproductive organs and dissolves constriction. It is helpful for repairing broken bones. John Copeland, Crystal Man See John every evening through the summer at the Vera Playa Artisan Market

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health & beauty Cuts, grazes, bruises & lacerations!

Cuts, lacerations and puncture wounds - these may be clean cuts or ragged injuries. With deeper cuts particularly, there is a risk of infection if the wound is not properly cleaned. Pain, swelling or a yellowish discharge are all signs of infection.

Do not probe a wound for embedded objects or debris. You may cause more damage. Leave it where it is and get treatment immediately.

Abrasions - the scraped area of skin is painful and appears dark pink or red. Bleeding varies according to the depth of the abrasion. Dirt may be embedded in damaged skin depending on what surface was scraped against.

Treatment for Lacerations & puncture wounds

Bruises - A fresh bruise is very tender to touch and may or may not cause swelling under the skin. As it heals, a bruise changes colour from reddish purple to green to yellow over a period of 5-7 days, disappearing within 10 days. Treatment for cuts and grazes For grazes - pat dry and apply antiseptic ointment and dress with a plaster or sterile dressing. For cuts - pat dry and dress with a plaster or sterile dressing.

If you suspect a deep wound may need stitches take the patient to a doctor. Lacerations - rinse then wash the wound thoroughly with mild soap and water. Control the bleeding by applying firm pressure to the wound with a sterile dressing, do not remove this dressing even if the blood soaks through. Puncture wounds - rinse and clean the wound with mild soap and running water - to try and wash out any fragments of whatever caused the injury. Apply a clean bandage - then get medical assistance. By Almeria Angels

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blonde on blonde 3 beautiful blondes want to join the Police Force to become detectives. The first goes for her interview and is shown a picture of a suspect. She is asked to point out any distinguishing features that would make it easy for the suspect to be recognised and apprehended. She looks closely at the picture and then says - "It is easy, he only has one eye". The interviewer tells her that she has failed the test and that she has only been shown the face in profile! The second goes for her interview and is shown the same picture of the suspect. She says -"It's easy, he only has one ear". Again the interviewer explains that she has failed and that she was only shown the suspect in profile. Finally, the third goes for her interview - she studies the same picture of the suspect very carefully. Confidently she says - the man wears contact lenses. The interviewer is puzzled and looks up the notes about the suspect - sure enough he wears contact lenses. He is amazed and asks the blonde how she knew this fact. She says, "Well, he only has one eye and so needs glasses and he couldn't keep them on with only one ear".

47 health & beauty How can Reiki help? Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on of hands” and is based on the the idea that when an unseen ‘life force energy’ is low, we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Many people say a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Your pleasure and relaxation this summer is assured by having a Reiki treatment at The Beauty Spot on Mojacar Playa close to The Irish Rover.

the beauty spot by sharon Brady, formerly of The Emporium

The teenage budget beautician

HAIR AND BEAUTY SALON Top 2 Toe

Blondes in the sun and in the pool have problems. Green hair turned to straw? Here are some cheap ways to stay blonde and silky :-) Green hair from the pool: • Wash your hair with tomato ketchup or frito after swimming. • Soak your hair with lemon juice mixed with water after swimming. Dry hair: • Massage olive oil (mix some lemon juice in with it, even better!) into your hair before bed and sleep with it in (cover you pillow with a towel!) Wash normally the next morning. • Split a leaf of Aloa Vera and use the sap to massage into your hair. Leave over night as above. Wash out the next morning.

Gents cuts from 6€ Ladies cuts from 10€ Colour, hair treatment, cut, blowdry & scalp massage 45€ Facial, eye contour lift, eyebrow wax 35€ Eyelash extension - was 20€ NOW 15€ Pedicure 18€ Choco Brazilian Blow dry from 125€ inc follow up products Come and browse through our range of handbags, scarves and jewellery - great for gifts...or to treat yourself! Open Tues, Weds & Fri: 10 - 4 Thurs: 11 - 7 (late night by apt) Sat: 10 - 2 Tel: 950 472 460 or 600 223 664 Find us near Mojácar Estates, along from the Irish Rover, Mojácar Playa

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health & beauty Problem page

Dear Marco I have 3 children age 9 - 15, the two eldest are girls and the youngest is a boy. We've been very pleased to allow all our children more freedom since we've been living in Spain than they had in the UK but now this has backfired. My 15 year old daughter is pregnant. She says the father is a Spanish boy but she won't tell us his name. I know that the Spanish would take this very seriously but without knowing who to hold responsible it's now just my daughter who's reputation is ruined in the village and now I won't let my younger daughter out by herself at all. I don't know what to do; my husband thinks we should go back to the UK but the kids don't want to and we are earning a good living here - it would be hard to sell our house. We need help. TML You are living every parents' worst nightmare and I am sure many hearts go out to you and your family at this time. It is important not to blame yourself for your daughter's apparent betrayal of trust. She will also be going through anxieties and

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fears of her own at this time and needs the support of her family, especially a loving mother. I believe the Spanish do take this matter very seriously and for this reason it may be why your daughter is withholding the name of the father; perhaps she fears he is unable to tell his family for fear of reprisals. The father should be made aware of the pregnancy (by your daughter) and be given the option to take some responsibility in the matter if possible. Living in a village has it's pros and cons. Maybe you may feel your daughter's reputation has been ruined, but from the positive side, you may find your family being supported by the residents rather than being the subject of gossip. You mention the possibility of returning to the UK, but my personal view at this time makes me feel this would be a bad move, for the reasons you have already stated. Your younger daughter is bearing the brunt of your fears and her sister's actions by being restricted and may resent this. She may feel that she is being punished for her sister's actions. Remember also your young son should be involved as much as possible. Perhaps a family discussion would give you some assurances that a similar situation will not occur. If you would like to talk through your situation with a Counsellor, you may find this helpful. Contact details are enclosed. Feel free to keep us updated if you wish. Marco

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Horoscope by Madam Rohaizi CANCER (June 22 – July 22) Water is your element, and you should spend a good portion of your time in or on the water this month. Does the water seem blue and sparkly to you? If it does, then you are due for some luck. See indigo as well in the water, and your social and romantic life will blossom. LEO (July 23 – August 23) In one way or another, you’ve been buckling down to it recently, but don’t give up now. If you haven’t yet seen a vast difference, remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and I expect the planners took their time too! If it is worth achieving, it’s worth sticking at!

CAPRICORN (December 23 – January 20) You are a very private person, and you can find it hard to open up and let another in to your thoughts. You should take that trouble that is bothering you out into the open and discuss it with your dearest. Nothing makes a trouble disappear as effectively as sharing it with someone who cares. AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19) If things are getting on top of you, go outside and watch a sunset. The blues, greys, pinks and oranges will calm you, and help you to think clearly - as the colours change, so will your outlook. You are a good analytical thinker, and after either 2 or at most 4 sunsets, you will have found the answer you seek.

VIRGO (August 22 – September 23) PISCES (February 20 – March 20) Someone you have met recently has turned out to have more to them than you first thought. You are good at reading character, and a stranger could prove to be a friend you haven’t met before. This could turn out in your favour, so be open minded and open eyed. LIBRA (September 24 – October 23) The soft answer turns away anger, and at times you will just love to tell someone what you really think of them. If you must, then tell them, but prepare your words first, and think of the consequences. Be diplomatic, a shouting match is not a resolution, just a short-term vent. SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22) Look back on last month, and count your successes. Then put them in order of importance. Look at them again, and you will find that success can change your outlook on happiness. Re-evaluate, be big enough to admit that you may have changed your mind, and then repeat your best achievements. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 22) Did you get it right? Only you know that. You are too bright to be taken in by false flattery, and someone may be putting you up only to knock you down. Be honest with yourself, follow your own path, choose your own rainbow, don’t be sidetracked, and keep you eyes open on a Thursday.

Goodness, your jobs list is unending again this month! I told you last month, slow down! The answer is not to work harder, but to work smarter. Something is hurting you and driving you to bury this pain under a whirlwind of activity. You will feel relief shortly, but until then you will need all your strength. ARIES (March 21 – April 19) Your honesty and straightforwardness have made a good impression with someone who matters to you, though they haven’t told you so yet. Tread carefully this month, you don’t want to undo the good impression that you have created. On the other hand, a quick decision will be called for this month, and jewellery will be involved. TAURUS (April 20 – May 21) If you gave last month, then expect to receive this month. Not necessarily money, there are more important things than material wealth. If you kept a tight rein on your emotional purse strings last month, loosen them off a little. To be loved you have to love, and all the world loves a lover. GEMINI (May 22 – June 21) Tiger’s Eye, with its mysterious depths is a lucky stone for you. Be like the gem, deep! Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve, keep it hidden, only let those who you really trust and care about know how you feel. But be kind, there is someone who will need your sympathy this month.

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puzzles Crossword & brain teaser

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Solutions for May Compound Words 1. LITHIUM + Y = HUMILITY 2. ARSENIC + E = INCREASE 3. BROMINE + ST = BRIMSTONE 4. SILICON + LO = COLLISION 5. HYDROGEN + U = GREYHOUND 6. CHLORINE + C = CHRONICLE 7. POTASSIUM + N = ASSUMPTION

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kids page Origami butterfly

Step 1: Start with a square piece of paper. If it is coloured paper, put the coloured side face down on the table as shown below. then fold along the diagonal to give a triangle.

Step 2: Next fold the triangle in half to make a smaller triangle. Then fold one corner upwards to make the first butterfly wing.

Step 3: Then fold the second wing upwards. Now open the butterfly out as shown, and it's done!

Step 4: By gently pressing up and down on the body of the butterfly as shown below, the wings will flap up and down.

Amazing animals Have you ever seen pictures of deep down in the sea, where scuba divers go swimming among lots of different fish and sea creatures? Have you wondered at how amazing some of them look, how beautiful and bizarre? Have you wondered whether they are like plants or perhaps they are more intelligent? Lets look at the octopus, one of the most famous and strange of all the sea creatures. Octopuses are boneless creatures, which make them very flexible and able to squeeze through small spaces. They have eight arms, and a big bulky, rounded head. They come in many different sizes.



Octopuses hunt at night and another interesting fact is they are brilliant camouflagers and can change their colour to match their soroundings…a bit like chameleons! When prey is within reach, they catch it with their long arms and stun it with venom.



 Octopuses have been observed playing (in aquariums) with the currents from the water pumps - ie throwing and catching objects. Also manovering a shell to create a shelter for itself.  And a final interesting fact about these creatures: they flee at the first hint of danger, and as they propel themselves away using their heads to swim fast, they eject a cloud of black ink. Or, they shed an arm to get away if they are in big trouble, then the arm grows back!

 An extremely interesting thing is that they have three hearts! Hearts are like pumps, keeping the blood flowing around the body.  Big octopuses can live up to a couple of years but smaller octopuses only live to an average of 6 months.  When baby octopuses are born, they float up to the surface and stay there for a month, feeding on placton. Then they return to the sea bed!

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Jokes!! Patient: Doctor, doctor, I feel like a bell. Doctor: Take some of these pills, and if they don’t work, give me a ring.

Why did the boy not hurt himself when he fell on a pin? Because it was a safety pin!

How do you make a bandstand? Take away their chairs!

Why should you never trust a shepherd? Because he’s always walking around with a crook!

Where do sheep like to do their shopping? Woolworths, of course!

What flower spreads? A buttercup!

What’s a frog’s favourite flower? A croak-us!

Why did Mickey Mouse go on a journey to Outer Space? He wanted to find Pluto!

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Thanks for buying me this ice-cream uncle! When I finish, I'll tell you some stories!

Sticky toffee icecreams for talkative puppies

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animals in need Can you help?

PUPPY RESCUE are based in the Almanzora valley. If you can offer a dog a permanent or foster home, contact Diane on 664 768 958 or email info@puppyrescueinspain.org

Please don’t let these 2 dogs spend their final years in kennels. Joey, male, neutered, 6 years. Sandy, female, spayed,13 years. 2 older dogs desperate to find a new home, they came to Puppy Rescue when their owner died 6 months ago, now in kennels. We will board them free if you have to go away. Both fully vac’d, Joey UK passported. Julie, Jane, Jennie. Now 1 year olds, have been in our kennels for 9 months - they would love to be in homes. Lead trained, friendly, large dogs around 20 kilos, are used to outdoor life. Could you give any of them a home?

Buy your pet food from Jabali and ask for a PAWS loyalty card. For every bag you buy over 15kilos you get a stamp on your card. When you have 10 stamps Jabali will donate a 15kilo bag to PAWS.

PET SUPPLIES BULK BUY FOOD FOR ALL YOUR PETS AT LOW PRICES! Avda de Andalucía (rd from Mojacar Pueblo to the Playa) behind the rug shop. Good parking. 677167559

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THE FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS OF LOS FILABRES thefriendslosfilabres@gmail.com 661 291 642

Little Rascal was rescued near Turre as a tiny, malnourished puppy. About 6mths old, she is vaccinated, microchiped & pet passported & is due to be neutered soon.

Nearly run over at night near El Puntal, 1mth old Toby was sitting at the side of the road in the dark all alone. Fully vaccinated, microchiped, neutered & pet passported.

APSA has many lovely dogs just waiting for good homes. 663 762 642 www.apsa.org.es Bruce is a young german shepherd, nice temperament and is wellbehaved. Found wandering the streets he is in foster care but needs a permanent home. Please ring his foster carer on 636 938 404. P.A.W.S www.paws-patas.org Tel: 678 490 217 pawsenquireies@gmail.com Kim (right): lovely girl, sociable, friendly and playful. LILLI is currently being fed by a kind bar owner, she turned up some months ago hungry and heavily pregnant. She has been allowed to stay during the birth of her kittens and, at 12 weeks of age, they have now all been homed. Now it is For Lili, please contact mum´s turn to find a Tracy on 950 460 011 caring home of her own. or Diane on 950 617 She has now been 643 / 664 246 728. spayed.

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Arboleas

Almanzora Group of Friends Information centre and library, Tues, Thurs, Sat 10am-1.30pm. 3 C/ Barcelona, Albox (near Mercadona). MOVED to Avenido Lepanto, adjacent to Rumores, close to Mercadona. Extensive English Library, DVD’s and Talking Books.Trips and social events. Contact 634 343 147. www.almanzoragof.org

F.A.C.E (Fundraising in Arboleas Caring for Everyone) A Spanish registered charity, raising money for local worthwhile charities including MACS (Mojacar Area Cancer Support). info@face-charity.com www.face-charity.com Line Dance Class every Monday afternoon. 14:30 16:30 at Bar Rumores in Albox.

Quiz 1st & 3rd Tues of month, 8pm for 8.30pm, Bar Rumores, Albox.

The Almanzora Valley Gardening Club Meet on the first Friday of every month (not January) starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Pedro Gilabert Museum, Arboleas.

18th - 21st October 2011 Valencia. 3 nights B & B - Coach travel to and from the Valle del Almanzora to Valencia and return via Guadalest. 190€ per person sharing a twin/double room - Single supplement: 80€ per person. APSA (Animal Protection Society Albox) Charity shops open Monday to Saturday 10:00-14:00. At C/ Ancha 10, Albox and C/ Vulcano, Tijola (opposite the local police station) Tel: 663 762 642 www.apsa.org.es Computer Club Beginners - 13:30 Fridays, Bar Rumores in Albox, lasting 60-90 mins. Regular Club 10:00 Fridays (same venue) for 2-3 hrs. Call David 950 064 311. www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com Puppy Rescue Quiz night – Raffle and Bingo Every 3rd Monday of the month. Raising funds for abandoned Dogs and Puppies. BAR LEPANTO 8pm start. €2.50 p/p. Max 6 to a team. For more information tel: 950 591 893 Rambling Group Meet at Dia Car Park Wednesdays fortnightly. Contact Chris Pearce on 630 56 26 18 for details. The Grapevine walkers and talkers Walk every Thursday at 1pm from the Grapevine Bodega in the square at Piedra Amerilla just outside Partaloa. Royal British Legion Albox Monthly meeting on the third Thursday and coffee mornings on the first Thursday at 11:00 hrs La Parrilla Restaurant. Contact Chris Pearce on 630 56 26 18 Monthly Quiz at Bar Le Panto, Albox on the first Monday of each month. First question at 8.30pm. Details 950 06 45 34 Keep Fit Class run by Albox RBL at Sophia’s Gym, Arboleas each Monday at 11.30. Female instructor. Details Sandra Evans 950 064 334

Baza Royal British Legion Baza Next meeting Tues 26th April 11am at Hotel Abadi, Baza. Call 677 765 733 for more info.

El Pinar El Pinar Walking Group www.elpinarbedar.eu bowlingstortuga@yahoo.co.uk

Huercal Overa Dames in Huercal Overa The ladies social group meets at The Tennis Club, Huercal Overa every third Wednesday of the month from 10.30 - 12.30. Contact Pam. Tel: 677 273 736.

Los Gallardos Betty’s Garden Club Meets at 11.30 for 12 noon every second Monday of the month at Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos Camping Site. Tel: Chris Champion: 950 398 021

Mojácar Bridge Club Meets every Wednesday, 7pm at Valle del Este Hotel, Mojácar Playa. Contact Les 950 437 100 Community Library Open Mon, Wed & Fri 11:00 13:00, at the Multi-use centre. 12€ per household, 10€ Seniors. Non-profit organisation. Dames In Spain Meet every 3rd Monday of the month at The Kimrick, Mojacar at 11:00 am. New and old members most welcome. For further information please contact: Gail Creasey Chairman on 950 472 225 or Iris Hamilton Secretary on 950 475 863.

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Royal British Legion Mojácar Meet each 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month from 11.30 am at the multi-use building aka Artisan Centre next door to the British Library. Dedicated welfare telephone 664 042 197. Enquiries call 950 473 025

Vera Almeria Link Friendship Group Support and friendship for single people in Spain. Meet Wednesdays at 8.30pm at Vera Hotel. All welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478 899 or Heather 667 243 561. Lions Club We meet at the Vera Hotel, Vera on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. More details from veralions@mail.com Or call Roy Stevens 660 887 723, Keith Linnitt 667 252 644 or John and Sandie Tinkham 950 439 324

All areas Elderberries Lunch Club For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or Marianne: 950 472 349

VERA LIONS CLUB Q. What are the new Vera Lions Club objectives? A. To establish a strong Lions Club that is continuously looking after the needs of those less fortunate than our selves in the local community. Lions put the FUN into Fundraising, we all get involved in different events, doing things that we would ordinarily have done. The great reward is contributing to the local community and improving the quality of life for those around us that need help. We have just sent a van load of clothing, bedding, toys etc to Lorca. Lions Clubs are the largest service organisation in the world - Lion Clubs are all about people. We put the 'FUN' in fundraising. WE need members WE need YOU! Come and join us - Make a difference! See our contact details in the Vera listings above.

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Albox Community Church (Aguaviva) Meet Sundays in the Christian Centre at 11am (near health centre) Saliente Road. Call 950 064 402, www.ftk-spain.net Santa Cruz Christian Fellowship Meet at Aljambra CHapel (near Albox) on Sundays at 11am. Worship, teaching, fellowship and support. Tel: 950 064 053, 950 064 604 or 950 064 129. www.santacruzalbox.com The Living Water Church A lively Evangelical church. Sunday morning services 11:00 at the Hotel Virgin del Mar, Mojacar Playa. Contact Pastor David Hamilton Tel: 950 618 814 Turre Evangelical Church Main service on Sunday 11:00-12:00. Avenida de Almeria, Turre. Tel: 617 914 156 Anglican Chaplaincy Church of England. Priest Canon Hugh Broad 950 478 432, Church Wardens Alan Smith 950 478 066, John Salmons 950 472 112 or visit www.mojacarchurch.org Mojacar: Eucharist every Sunday at 11:00 in the church of St. Pascual, Aqua de Enmedio, 4kms past the Hotel Indalo towards Carboneras. Albox: Eucharist last Thursday in month at 11:00 in the Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday in month at 18:00 in the Community Hall Aljambra.

Car boot sales / rastros For weekly village markets, see page 63 Every night: Artisan market, Vera Playa Saturday 9am: Bar International, Arboleas/Albox Road Saturday 9am: Mojácar Playa, opposite Red Cross Saturday 8am: Harley Dee's Bar, Carboneras 2nd Saturday of month: Los Gallardos Campsite. Sunday 9am: Artisan Centre, Mojácar Village. Tuesday 6pm: Los Macelinos, Taberno Road from Albox Wednesday 9am: Malibu beach bar, Mojácar Playa. Thursday 11am - 3pm: Fantasia, Mojácar Playa.

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Tradesmen Airconditioning & Satelite SOLOSAT airconditioning specialist offering ten years experience of installing & servicing all airconditioning & satelite equipment. Call for latest prices. Nick 699 909 737 or 950 528 334

AWNINGS & BLINDS SOL SHADERS No 1 suppliers & installer for top quality, low price products. Legal company. Also replacement windows & doors PVC aluminium & wood. Call 627 907 207 or 634 319 882. email: solshaders@live.co.uk WE FIT windows, doors & enclosures, mosquito screens, household blinds & awnings. Established in Mojácar for 10 years. Call Alan 660 052 051 www.wefit-spain.com

Building Services ALMERIABUILDERS.COM A fully legal company established in 2001. We do all types of building and construction throughout Almeria. All our work is guaranteed. 659 685 133. ALAN MARKS English bricklayer, tiler for over 20 yrs. Mini Digger & driver, recommendations available; ring for a free quote on 635 264 751 or Kaz 635 264 766. ALAN & SONS For all your painting & building requirements. 35 yrs experience. Fully legal. References if required. Call Alan 600 268 176 or 950 450 347

BUILDING SERVICES 12 years experience working in Spain. All work undertaken. Free estimates. Call Vince, 634 340 106

HANDY MAN Painting inside and out. Rendering and light building work. Gardening & clearance. Small plumbing jobs. Mojacar to Albox and surrounding areas. No job too small. Call Jim 677 557 190

GENERAL BUILDING & REFORMS English and Spanish spoken. Call Ovidio 677 175 713 D PRITCHARD CONSTRUCCIONES For free quotation on all building, reform & maintenance work. 35 years experience. Specialists in construction of quality pools. Call 617 698 418 HARVEST Mojácar. Bringing your home to life! Interior / exterior paintwork. All brickwork / plastering & gardens. Just call Sean 634 346 087. Email: seangrew@hotmail.co.uk P MORGAN BUILDING & ROOFING SERVICES Fully Legal - All Work guaranteed. ExtensionsBedrooms, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Garages. Roofing - Patios,Block Paving. Project Management. Tel 950 132 793 Mob: 687814358 email: pmorganbuilding@gmail.com VISION DESIGN Specialists in all aspects of carpentry and building. See main advert in Home & Garden for more information. Call Darren Lee 950 459 523 - 600 985 583 www.visiondesignandbuild-spain.com

Drainage DRAINAGE SOLUTIONS Emergency Blockage Removal. CCTV Camera Surveys. Electronic Location of Pozo Negro´s. High Pressure Jetting. Mini Digger Hire. Call Andrew Venn 616 531 283 or Nigel Marshall - 670 088 966

Electricians BUILDING SOLUTIONS Extensions/Garages/ Patio’s/Terracing. Swimming Pools. Full Cortijo Reforms. Steelwork - Gates/Reja’s/ Carports. Domestic Plumbing. Central Heating. Call Andrew Venn - 616 531 283 or Nigel Marshall - 670 088 966

KNOWLES & ABBOTT Number ONE for electrics and plumbing. Rewires, free to air UK satellite systems. Tel: 950 137 208 or 638 010 691

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KEYS COPY CENTRE - CENTRO COPIADO DE LLAVES CERRAJERO LOCKSMITH 607 800 900 Spanish 658 828 560 English

NEW! REPAIRS TO GARAGE REMOTE CONTROLS AND CAR KEYS WITH CHIPS

KEYS COPIED REMOTE CONTROLS COPIED LOCKS FITTED MASTER LOCKS AND KEYS KNIVES & SCISSORS SHARPENED

COPIA DE LLAVES COPIA DE MANDOS DE DISTANCIA INSTALACION DE CERRADURAS AFILADO DE CUCHILLOS Y TIJERAS

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Multicentro Playa, local 45 - Mojacar Playa - 950 472 982

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Tradesmen Garden services ERIC Tree surgery and firewood. Call 950 469 389 or 650 389 337 elaynepointon@hotmail.com

Heating H M HEATING (see main advert in Home & Garden) Pool Heating and Solar Tel: +34 652 970 608 Email: info@hmheating.es Web: www.hmheating.es

Locksmiths LOCK STOCK & BARREL locksmith and carpentry services. Locked out, locks changed/upgraded, free security survey, 24hr emergency service. TEL: 608 673 086 lockstockandbarrel44@gmail.com KEYS COPY CENTRE (See main advert on previous page) Mojácar Playa. 24 hr locksmith. 658 828 560

Painting & Decorating STEVE TREE Experienced painter and decorator, no job too small or too big. Call 677 046 624

Tel: 682 202 345 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345

uality Paint Jobs Exterior and interior Call for free quote No job too small ALSO AVAILABLE

Airconditioning and Enclosures at SUPERB prices. Call us!

PAINTING INSIDE & OUT All quality products. Free quotes. References available on request. Tel: 620 112 193 or 630 493 817 EURO PAINTERS SPAIN Special offer! 1000€ including IVA for 2/3 bed villa including repairs and up to 10 rejas! Call:677 557 190 europaintersspain@gmail.com

Plumbing BLOCKED DRAINS R US CCTV Surveys & inspections, Turbine Root Cutting, Blocked Drains & Pipes, All areas covered, Tel: 950 091 109, 648 768 587

Property Maintainance SPECIALIST in Roller shutters / Persianas, repairs and all types of replacement glass. Call Stephen on 610 924 160

Swimming pools ANDALUCIAN CONCOPRINT (See main advert in Home and Garden) Swimmingpool construction, mosaics and stamped concrete specialists. 628 408 197

Tinted glass PRO SUN SOLUTIONS Profesional window tinting for cars, homes and businesses. Protects against UV, reflects solar heat, retains winter warmth, protects interior from fading, ITV approved. Call 679 695 999. www.prosunsolutions.com

Timber suppliers WOOD 2 GO Velez Rubio. For all your timber needs. Construction & joinery timbers for interior/exterior.Trade & public. Tel: (office) 950 614 050, (Paul) 661 147 689, (Graham) 606 156 151 Email sales@wood2go.eu

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CRYSTAL MAN - Albox & Mojácar Healing crystals. John 617 699 624

HOLISTIC THERAPIST - Buganvillas. Katherine Hazell. 950 132 342 PAMPERED - Palomares. 950 618 129 STYLES - Turre. 644 496 198 THE BEAUTY SPOT - Mojácar Playa. 950 472 460 or 600 223 664

Books BOB’S BARGAIN BOOKS Paperback books, bought and sold for an amazing 20 c - 75 c max. Large quantities can be collected. 9am - 6pm 7 days a week. 627 339 887 & 662 448 238. Also at the Albox car boot next to Andalucian Con Co Print.

Communications / Computers CONNEXIONS - Turre Computers, internet, phones, mail boxes. 950 479 502

COMPUTER SERVICES & REPAIRS I come to you! PC repairs. Virus recovery. Networks. Internet access. Wireless. Upgrades & training. Call Dani 678 490 639 daniinturre@gmail.com CARL TAYLOR Computer repairs, updates & maintenance. Baza area. Good rates. Also Linux installs and advice on Linux. Tel: 634 289 167 email: cavemancarl11@gmail.com

Horse Riding ALL THINGS EQUESTRIAN (CASTILLEJAR) Saddles, Tack, New and second-hand Spanish, Western and English, Disciplines Saddle and Tack repairs undertaken 677 153 989 e-mail todacab@ymail.com RANCHO LUZ DEL SOL - Partaloa nr Albox Horse riding and Quad bikes. 678 838 547

Leisure AMIGOS BOWLING - Arboleas 950 120 269 www.amigosbowlingcentre.com EXTREME ADVENTURE - Turre Adventure park. 687 919 840 extremeadvmojacar@hotmail.com

Legal & translation RIANNE SMULDERS Abogada English, Spanish, Dutch and German. Legal help and advice. 950 122 742 / 600 274 514 info@smuldersabogados.es

Printwear & Embroidery RASCALS DESIGNS Embroidery and vinyl printing. Polo or t-shirts for business or pleasure. Call Elsa at 958 065 202 or mbl. 686 582 140. www.rascalsdesigns.com

PD WIZZARD - Computer Games sales@pdwizardgaming.es

Fashion UKFASHIONINSPAIN.COM Wholesalers, manufacturers & designers of premier British fashion labels. Tel: 966 191 560 or Mob: 676 059 997 email: info@ukfashioninspain.com

Property APARTAMENTOS TORRES - Mojácar Holiday apartments to rent 682 202 345 NEW ONE STOP - Mojácar 950 473 040 REAL SERVICES - Mojácar 950 475 779 or 649 304 441

Health BALANCE FOR HEALTH - Turre 635 290 846 or 635 290 848

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GIRASOL - Albox Health Food Shop & community centre. 639 089 170

SPANISH HIDEAWAYS - Arboleas 958 003 391 or 676 604 008

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Business Directory 950 479 124 682 202 345 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments 150 m from Mojácar Playa

Travel FERRI TOURS - Mojácar 950 472 333 THE LIFE OF RILEY Walking holidays and trips in the Sierra Nevada 696 354 824

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Long or short term lets

Call or visit our website for more information www.apartamentostorresmojacarplaya.com

Restaurants & Bars 102 TAPAS - Palomares 615 157 905 CAPTAINS TAPAS BAR AND RESTAURANT - Mojácar Playa 950 473 246 or 617 477 797 EL ANTLER RESTAURANTE - Mojácar Pueblo 600 540 661 EL SUAVE, Sorbas Large Spanish restaurant/bar with terrace and excellent parking. 950 364 718 ESCÁNEZ - Garrucha Seafood 950 460 278

WANTED! Small gas fridge. 626 271 585 WANTED! Scooter up to 125cc in excellent condition! Call 600 062 601 FOR SALE! 5.5 K.W 4 stroke petrol generator like new. 400 Euros O.N.O. Can deliver free in Mojacar to Almeria area. Phone Laurence on 950 066 163 or 681 346 444 FOR SALE! This seasons local olive oil for sale. 15 Euros for a 5 litre bottle. Phone 950 52 38 54 or 610 92 59 32

JACKIES BAR - Mojácar Pueblo 672 153 290 L’INCANTO - Mojácar Playa 950 472 224 MAMABELS HOTEL & RESTAURANT - Mojácar Pueblo 950 472 448 MIS AMIGOS - Partaloa 626 893 799 or 657 445 396 MO’S MUSIC BAR - La Alfoquia Live music. 950 449 635 RESTAURANT 22 - Parque comercial, Mojácar 950 473 058 TABERNA CHRISTINA - Villaricos 693 743 791 THE IRISH ROVER - Mojácar Playa Live entertainment 950 473 135 THE NEW KIMERICK - Mojácar Playa Pool and live entertainment 950 475 198 THE ROAD HOUSE - Tabernas Live music. 950 066 007 THE TURRE PASTY SHACK - Turre Cafe bar restaurant. 678 304 395

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THE UNION BAR - La Alfoquia 950 473 135

Tel: 649 682 681

TITO'S - Mojácar Playa Beach bar, live music. 950 615 030

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EPS DIRECT - UK-Spain-UK Well established Courier/Removal/Storage services & UK shopping (Argos, Asda etc.) Call 950120805/ 673773537 / (0044) 7865665619 or e-mail sales@epsdirectonline.com www.epsdirectonline.com

AIRPORT PARKING Almeria , Murcia, Alicante. Long term contracts and daily rates. Tel. 639.081.067. Email. info@aaparking.es For more information please see our website www.AAparking.es

Removals Mechanics AUTOTEC MOBILE REPAIR SERVICE Turre based but cover all local areas. Servicing and repairs plus ITV for all types of vehicles. Call John 628 781 435. TYRE KING See main advert in Motoring. Antas Industrial Estate 950 459 253

DE LIMA’S S.L. Professional removals. Packaging service. Local, national & international. Containerised storage. Call Marc 647 006 183. Mojácar Playa enquiries@delimas.biz www.delimas.biz ENGLISH MOVE Single items to a complete house move. Storage facilities available in Spain & UK. Call Tony: (Sp mob) 699 819 213, (UK mobile)(00 44) 797 692 8053 or (UK office - W Midlands based) (00 44) 121 355 0005 email: tonystephenson311@hotmail.com

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RALF MOTORS Antas Industrial Estate 950 393 776

Juan TURRE - 670 479 386

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Vans´n´More S.L. Sea & Airport shuttles, Regional trips, nat./int. removals. Circular and residential mobility solutions. Competative prices, call or email for quote. info@vans-n-more.com or Tel: 633 336 010

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information Useful phone numbers Emergency Numbers: Ambulance, Fire, Police (Multi-lingual)

112 Local Police: Albox Carboneras Cuevas del Amlanzora Garrucha Huercal-Overa Mojacar Pulpi Vera

950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950

121 136 548 460 470 472 465 390

080 136 700 002 585 000 049 010

950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950

120 454 458 617 471 464 468 393

908 082 082 079 112 024 222 193

Local Guardia Civil: Albox Carboneras Cuevas del Almanzora Garrucha/Mojacar Huercal-Overa Pulpi Turre Vera Hospitals: Almeria Torrrecardenas Huercal-Overa Hospital La Inmaculada Electricity: Endesa Enquiries Breakdown Gas:

Leaks Information

950 016 000 950 029 000 902 509 509 902 516 516 901 121 212 901 100 100

Water: Breakdown

902 355 575

Railway Stations: Renfe

902 240 202

Airports: Almeria Alicante San Javier, Murcia

950 213 700 966 919 000 968 172 000

Bus: Alsina Graells (National) 950 238 197 for timetables see www.alsa.es Autocares Baraza (Local) 950 390 053

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For timetables see www.autocaresbaraza.com/horarios.php Linebus (International) 902 335 533 www.linebus.es Tourist Information: Almeria Carbonares Cuevas del Almanzora Mojacar Pueblo Vera

950 950 950 950 950

280 136 548 615 393

748 052 707 025 142

Telefonica: Report a fault General enquiries

1002 1004

ITV: Albox Vera

950 120 902 950 391 726

Town Halls: Albox Antas Arboleas Cuevas del Almanzora Los Gallardos Garrucha Huercal-Overa Mojacar Turre Vera

950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950

120 619 449 456 469 460 134 615 479 393

908 015 430 488 000 058 900 009 011 016

Weekly Market Days Monday Tuesday Wednesday: Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday:

Huercal-Overa, Antas, Berja Albox, Los Gallardos, Cuevas del Almanazora Mojacar, Bedar, Lubrin, Velez Blanco, Pulpi Cuevas del Almanazora, Carboneras, Sorbas Gurrucha, Turre, Zurgena Aguilas, Vera, Arboleas, Velez Rubio Villaricos, San Juan, Fines

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The English government has recently changed the law of SIPPS investments and private pensions. Under the new law investors can access their money to invest into commercial property operated under English law, such as property in the Caribbean. Buy a 5 star luxury apartment or villa in St Lucia, St Vincents, Barbados or the Dominican Republic and increase your current pension fund income by 50%. PLUS take advantage of capital appreciation at 35% per annum. Turn ÂŁ50,000 into ÂŁ130,000 within just 4 - 5 years and receive a rental income at the same time.

To talk to an investment expert, or for more information call 682 202 345

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