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Issue No. 13 November 2011


Properties Granada ADVICE & INFO CENTRE

Community services & events for BAZA and district Avenida Jose Salinas, BAZA. Next to Zurich Insurance. vista_baza@hotmail.com BECKY: Advisor & Translator 633 202 899 VAL: Advice & Information 630 120 103 CAROL: Help Desk & Estate Agent 673 768 828

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\Contact - Becky 633 202 899 Translating Residencias UK Driving licence to Spanish Utility issues Doctor & Hospital visits Written work Wills & funeral plans Mail point Letters & Parcels Metriculation of cars. 











Coffee Shop English food & lounge Area Freezer food Homemade cakes Art & Crafts Jewellery Greeting cards WHATS ON IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER! 



















€ p/p, + Raffle! 1st December - Christmas shopping Play Your Cards Right! Friday 25th November - 7pm, 2€ in Murcia! 15th December - Mojacar for Lunch and then onto Icelands for your Xmas food shopping! 22nd December Mince Pies and Mulled Wine and more... lets start our christmas here!

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Carol: 673 768 828 or Becky: 633 202 899 90,000 € Ref: DK001 REJANO In the national park on the edge of a lovely village. 5 double bedrooms, large living area on the top floor, divided into kitchen with large island and diner/lounge. Beautiful large fireplace with almond burner, french doors lead on to large terrace with outside shower, toilet and bar with wonderful views of the valley.

150,000 € Ref: B004 BAZA 3 fully reformed independent cave houses each with its own patio and parking area. 3+2+2 bedrooms. Large swimming pool. Approx 1500 sqm patio and garden area with mature plants and trees. Electronic gates, private tarmac drive and parking area. Beautiful views. Walking distance to all amenities.


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Publication date The Sentinella Mojácar is published in the first week of each month and distributed via our advertisers and other selected venues in the following villages and towns: Albox, Antas, Alfoquia, Arboleas, Baza, Bedar, Buganvillas, Cantoria, Carboneras, Cuevas, Cular, El Piñar, Garrucha, Huercal Overa, Los Gallardos, Lubrin, Mojácar, Partaloa, Palomares, San Juan, Sorbas, Tabernas, Taberno, Turre, Velez Rubio, Vera, Villaricos, Zurgena

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Cartoonists All artwork in this magazine is available for sale from the artists - contact them via The

Sentinella. Kev Moore and Darren Goddard

Cover painting The cover this month is in homage to Bob Law’s Nothing to be Afraid of V 22.8.69 which was recently sold at Bonhams auction house in London for an undisclosed figure, although the estimate was between 46,000€ 69,000€. According to the auctioneer’s catalogue “Law applied the seductive idea of nothing to the canvas and asks the viewer to reflect” How much would you pay?

Photographers Thank you to the following photographers: Steve Homer - food & drink photography

Contact information Editorial 690 166 858 mojacar@thesentinella.com facebook: sentinella mojacar

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The Sentinella is eternally dedicated to Colin Checkley, the founder and editor of The Sentinel magazine. May he rest in peace. Born; 1960 Died; 2004

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Shipmates, a few months ago I confidently expressed my admiration for Spanish still life painting exemplified by the work of Juan Sanchez Cotán. I now return to the theme with the pictures of Luis Meléndez (1716 – 1780). 170 years after Cotán, Spanish painters are still devotees of the genre. In terms of technical skill, they are perfectionists at the top of their game. Looking for action in a gallery? Something that’s really happening? If so, you’ll be tempted to ignore this art. The pictures are almost always small. The work represented here, ‘Still Life with Fruit, Cheese and Redwine’ (1771), measures a mere 40cm x 62cm. However, if you’re really good at what you do it’s not imperative to do ‘big’. It’s possible to argue that these still life pictures are not ‘still’ at all. You could say that ‘still life’ as a description for them is a misnomer. Infinitesimal is the change, but change nonetheless is in the air. Disintegration is underway and will be absolute. See the wrinkled crust of that cheese, then look in the mirror. Nature’s bounty is evident, but those apples

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are pockmarked, and the plums will be going mouldy within the next few seconds. The message? Well, as with all great art, there’s plenty to think on. Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die! Make every day count – it may be your last. Those painters knew a thing or two. They stir the soul of this Old Sea Dog. I’m going to hip – hop around the poop deck with the missus in tow! If only I had the money, I want a Meléndez painting on my cabin wall. TTFN – Quirkily Yours Sir Percival Trodnip RN Rtd

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We're in November & I thought we would do a real soul classic this month. What a great read & a superb magazine...Yes,'Let's Stay Together'!! Mr Al Green... Albert Greene was born in Forrest City, Arkansas on the 13th April 1946 and was raised a Baptist,singing Gospel with his brothers from the age of nine. In 1959 the family moved north to Grand Rapids, Michigan and by 1964 Al was fronting an R&B outfit called The Creations. Two members of this band, Curtis Rodgers and Palmer Jones wrote a catchy song called 'Back Up Train' and in 1967 Al Green & The Soul Mates took their recording of this song to number 5 in the R&B charts. The Soul Mates split after two follow up releases failed to dent the charts. With Al down on his luck, fate then played its part: he was booked to play in a small club in Midland, Texas and happened upon Willie Mitchell and his combo (writer, producer and prolific hit maker) who were headlining at the same venue. Suitably impressed, Willie signed Al to the Memphis based Hi Record label and together they began to record some of the greatest Soul sides ever laid down, anywhere. Yours in music, Deano

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Flashbulbs popping, red carpet rolled-out, celebs and film stars aplenty, the 55th London Film Festival comes to town and Square Eyes took a short break from Casa SE to look at the films premiered in London last month and what to look out for this autumn. The Ides of March - George Clooney may not find many scripts that he wants to work on these days but the metrosexual never seems to fail in the roles that he does take on. (A firm Square Eyes favourite is the Cohen brothers Burn After Reading). Clooney cowrote, directed and acted in this look at the underbelly of American politics as an idealistic staffer gets a crash course on corruption doubledealing and dirty tricks. The acting throughout this gripping melodrama is immaculate with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling and Marisa Tomei providing the supporting cast. A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg’s latest offering is perhaps his most conventional to date. The film follows the relationship between Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and their patient Sabina Spielrein through which psychoanalysis is born. Kiera Knightley plays the repressed Sabina and despite the orthodoxy of this movie Cronenberg still manages to squeeze in a scene where Knightley is spanked while she looks at herself in a mirror!! (Don’t tell “She Who Must Be Obeyed” I was watching!!) Cronenberg received the BFI Fellowship this year, the first Canadian to receive this award. Coriolanus – Continuing on a high brow theme, another recipient of the BFI Fellowship, Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s play. Set in a modern Balkan state the play is reconstructed as an examination of modern warfare. An excellent cast includes Vanessa Redgrave Brain Cox and Gerard Butler. Strong stuff indeed.

Sarah Palin – You Betcha! – Nick Broomfield takes on the Republican nominee for the Vice President in 2008 and darling of the Tea Party. Denied an audience with Palin herself, Broomfield interviews her friends and family including her parents together with her many, many enemies. Once again Broomfield delivers an insightful and funny documentary into the life of this gun totting “hockey mom”.

Hollywood here I come... A good looking man walked into an agent's office in Hollywood and said 'I want to be a movie star.' Tall, handsome and with experience on Broadway, he had the right credentials. The agent asked, 'What's your name?' The guy said, 'My name is Penis van Lesbian.' The agent said, 'Sir, in order to get into Hollywood, you have to change your name.' 'I will NOT change my name! The van Lesbian name is centuries old! The agent said, 'Sir, I have worked in Hollywood for years, you will NEVER go far with a name like Penis van Lesbian! You will HAVE TO change your name or I will not be able to represent you.' 'So be it! I guess we will not do business together' the guy said and he left the agent's office. FIVE YEARS LATER the agent opened an envelope sent to his office. Inside was a letter and $50,000. Dear Sir, Five years ago, I came into your office wanting to become an actor in Hollywood, you told me I needed to change my name but I refused. After I left your office, I thought about what you said. I decided you were right. I had to change my name. I had too much pride to return to your office, so I signed with another agent. I would never have made it without changing my name, so the enclosed money is a token of my appreciation, once again many thanks. Sincerely, Dick van Dyke


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What’s on EVERY TUESDAY: 20:00 Jamming session at THE TURRE PASTY SHACK EVERY WEDNESDAY. 20:00 Quiz night at THE TURRE PASTY SHACK. EVERY THURSDAY Live music at MO’S MUSIC BAR, Alfoquia EVERY FRIDAY. 20:00 Karaoke at THE TURRE PASTY SHACK Friday 4th - Sunday 6th: FESTIVAL, 5 bands 3• entrance at THE ROAD HOUSE, TABERNAS Sunday 6th. 14:00. Live music with Ashley at BAR LA MONTANA, Bedar. Wednesday 9th. (Rat Pack, Elvis and Rock n Roll Legends) at Beachcomber, Mojacar Playa. Wednesday 23rd. The Everly Brothers tribute at Beachcomber, Mojacar Playa. Wednesday 7th. 60's and 70's tribute at Beachcomber, Mojacar Playa.

PRE-CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sunday 6th November at Chiringuito Naturista, Av Ciudad de Castelon, Vera Playa. There will be many individual and unusual handmade goods with a great selection of stalls including embroidered goose eggs, bobbin lace jewellery, Christmas tree ornaments, handmade cards and soaps, wooden puzzles and hand knitted goods, Indalo Art ceramics and jewellery, plus jams and marmalades. Some local artists will be exhibiting their work, plus Hecho a Mano and Linda will be selling their patchwork and card making supplies and British knitting wools. This is a charity event in aid of Asprodalba and will take place from 12 noon until 5pm.

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Friday 11th. 19:30. Fashion Show at La Parrilla, Albox. Sunday 13th. 14:00. Los Gringos at THE ROAD HOUSE, TABERNAS. Sunday 20th. 14:00. Jam Session BAR LA MONTANA, Bedar. Wednesday 21st. Swing and Rat Pack at Beachcomber, Mojacar Playa. Sunday 27th. 14:00 PAWS Christmas fair at Cueva del Lobo, Mojacar Playa. 2nd December 10:00 Anglican church Christmas fair.

3rd December 20:00 Los Gringos at the Cactus Bar, Buganvillas 18th December 14.00 Tony Justice at BAR LA MONTANA, Bedar.

FASHION SHOW At La Parrilla Restaurant, Albox on Friday 11th November at 7.30pm. Call 648 713 809 The tickets for the APSA fashion show are on sale now at the APSA shop in Calle Ancha, Albox, just up the road from bank Santander. •10 each, entry includes tapas and wine. The models are getting ready for the show and there will be the usual raffle, auction and stalls with new and nearly-new clothes in all sizes to suit all ladies!

PAWS CHRISTMAS FAIR Sunday 27th November at 2pm at The riding School, ‘Cueva del Lobo’, Mojácar playa Stalls, greeting cards, cakes and pies, ceramics, soaps & jewellery, fancy gifts, tombola, play your cards right, raffle, competitions, refreshments and much, much more. Entrance 1• (children under 12 free)

ANGLICAN CHURCH

We hold Crib, Quiz nights and Coffee mornings every month.

CHRISTMAS FAIR Friday 2th December at the Hotel Puntazo on Mojacar Playa starting at 10.00am. Everything from ladies and gents clothes, bric a brac. games and childrens clothes, homemade cakes and plenty of books. Raffles, port and mince pies to keep you in the festive mood. This is the Church’s main fundraising event of the year. The Church is totally self funding and gives generously to Charities. Come early and enjoy a taste of Christmas.

ZURGENA & DISTRICT BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Members meeting at Bar Latinos, La Alfoquia, first Thursday of month at 11a.m.

Crib is on the SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, starting at 7 pm Coffee mornings are held on the THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, at 11 am Quiz night on the LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH, at 8 pm. Mid-week ten pin bowling, with emphasis on the social aspect. Further information about our Branch and The Royal British Legion, can be found at www.britishlegion.org.uk/ branches/zurgena


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How to start a fight... Sent through by Jo Wright One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift... The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" And that's how the fight started..... ******** My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?' 'No,' she answered. I then said, 'Is that your final answer?' She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes..' So I said, ‘Then I'd like to phone a friend.’ And that's when the fight started... ******** My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, "Do you know him?" "Yes", she sighed, "He's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since." "My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?" And then the fight started...

Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the boat to the van and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The wind was blowing 50mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back; now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible." My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?" And that's how the fight started... ******** My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds." I bought her a bathroom scale. And then the fight started...

Wacky Races! The Wacky Races took place on Saturday 22nd in the village of Villaricos. The event was hosted by Taberna Christina (Martyn & Irene) who also took part in the race. This was the 2nd year in which they have organised the races. 8 teams took part in order to support local charities and in excess of 2000 euros was raised! The charities that will benefit from this event are; Asprodalba in Vera, PAWS and a donation will also be given to the Villaricos Village Church.

From left to right: John (Organiser), Dave (Treasurer), Martyn & Irene (Taberna Christina)

The winners were Taberna Christina (car 3), 2nd Marina Sol (car 4), 3rd Genesis and 4th Costa Coches


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Snow falling on Cedars by David Guterson San Piedro is a small island in the Pacific north-western corner of the America where strawberry farming and fishing dominate the island’s economic life. When a boat is spotted afloat with the lights on, the local police chief investigates only to find Carl Heine’s body tangled in the fishing net. Was his death an unfortunate accident or something more sinister? His Japanese-American boyhood friend, Kabuo Miyamoto is the prime suspect and stands trial as snow falls unremittingly outside on the Puget Sound. Set in the 1950s Guterson’s elegant prose provides flashbacks from pre-WWII to the onset of the war. The undercurrent of racial tensions bubbling under every day life erupts after Pearl Harbour and the local Japanese community are rounded up and sent to far away internment camps. The traumas the war inflicted on the community are not easily forgotten afterwards and the novel explores themes of race, cultural diversity, deceit,

Part courtroom drama, part murder mystery and throughout tragic love story, sexual tension pervades the book and the leading characters intertwine with stories of loves lost and found in a small island community. Even the island itself is imbued with its own persona and the poetic, sublime evocation of the changing seasons becomes an absorbing part of the book. This is an engrossing read, full of engaging threedimensional characters. A beautifully written piece of contemporary fiction.

Scrabble cheat? Controversy surrounded the Scrabble World Championships in Poland last month when England’s Ed Martin was accused of cheating by his opponent from Thailand. The Thai demanded that he be taken into the toilet and strip searched in pursuit of a missing “G”. The organisers refused and Martin went onto win the match by one point. Now, many women may say that simply because a “G” was not found doesn’t mean it’s not there but in this case no evidence was produced to support the Thai’s claim.


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For David who will be sorely missed You may recall in episode 1, I made reference to my good friend David Goodey. Very sadly he passed away on 26 September and this episode is dedicated to him.

Although, in later life, he suffered from a debilitating illness which resulted in the amputation of both legs he remained cheerful and outgoing and I am very proud to have been his friend and privileged to have shared his life. Visit www.myspace.com/steve_eagles Steve now runs All things equestrian with his wife from their home in Castillejar.

As mentioned, I first met David in the early 60’s when he taught me to ride and supplied horses and wagons for various western shows, pageants, period dramas etc. However it wasn’t until 1968 that we appeared in our first film together, “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, which was followed by “The Wrong Box” and, later, “Willow” amongst many others. In one film, the name of which escapes me, David had to train a horse to enter a house, mount the stairs and lie down on the bed – no mean feat I can assure you!! However, this was accomplished to the delight of the Director and at no great hardship to David such was his ability with animals.

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Sailing This month sees the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race setting sail from Alicante to Cape Town. This marathon race crosses the seven seas, eventually finishing in Galway on 8th July 2012 en route the race visits Abu Dabi, Sanya, Auckland, Itajaí, Miami, Lisbon and Lorient. On the way we should be able to see the competitors as they pass the coast of Almería towards the straits of Gibraltar. Legend would have it that this race started its history over a couple of beers in Portsmouth. The first race was held in 1973 with crews mainly made up of adventurers paying for the privilege or servicemen on extended training session. In those days navigation was by the traditional methods of dead reckoning and the sextant. Now in its 38th year the equipment is more space age, the crews more professional

and the race has developed into one of the most gruelling races in sport which test sailing prowess to the maximum.

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The fleet starts the Alicante qualifying race to Palma and back to Alicante.

& League Matches 50 Forum Golf Society members and partners travelled north to spend a couple of days on tour in the Los Alcazares area, and play golf at both Las Ramblas on October 21st and then El Valle on October 22nd.

For all local school children, boys & girls age 6 – 16 years old, especially beginners. At Turre Hunters Cricket Club (the old Turre football ground).

Upcoming events:

SATURDAY MORNINGS – 10am till 1pm.

November 3rd & 4th "Ryder Cup" v Marina Members at Marina.

CRICKET CAMPS to learn and develop cricket skills; batting, bowling, fielding & improve match tactics from qualified coaches.

For further information, contact Phil Elam on 666 847 840 philjelam@yahoo.co.uk or see www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com

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The lead coach is Gary King who is ECB Level 2 with many years coaching; from infants to English County players. He is First Aid and Child Welfare trained and until recently was a primary school teacher in England. You will soon be in a team as part of a tournament – in due course we hope to have teams for Mojacar, Turre, Los Gallardos, Vera, Garrucha & maybe more. Timetable

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Well as the flat season draws to a close, time to reflect on another great season; the majestic Frankel carrying all before him, as we go to press Paul Hanagan hopes to claim a back-to-back titles as the Champion Jockey and in his final season Richard Hannon looks set for a third title as Champion Trainer. But taking all of the sport’s headlines at the moment is the BHA new rulings on the use of the whip, brought in on 10th October. The handling of this issue has been an unmitigated debacle and the BHA has already been forced to amend it’s ruling in a last ditch attempt to stave off a jockeys strike. The new ruling limits the use to a maximum of seven times during a flat race and eight times in a jumps race. In the latest amendment, jockeys will not forfeit their riding fee or their share of the prize fund unless they are banned for seven days or more. This means that Christophe Soumillon who initially lost his £52000 share of the prize money after he hit

Cirrus Des Aigles six times in the final furlong of the Champion Stakes at Ascot will now get his money. Despite the jockey’s revolt being narrowly averted, the issue has still not been dealt with satisfactorily. Ruby Walsh, banned for five days at Aintree last month, was moved to state “ If that ride deserves five days, then this game is f**ked”. A view backed up by trainer Paul Nicholls, “A nice day with three winners RUINED”. Of course animal welfare must be at the heart of the sport’s concern, but let us not forget that these racehorses generally live in the lap of luxury and, it can not be in the interests of the owners, trainers, jockeys or punters to have horses maltreated. The whips themselves are no longer made of leather but rather are foam covered with shock absorbing material. The BHA must look at this again to avoid the sport falling further into disrepute.

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G ol f i n g at M a r in a G ol f Avda. Del Mar 4, Marina de la Torre, Mojacar. Tel: 950 133 235 Email: reservas@marinagolf.com

Established in 2000 and designed by Ramon Espinsa, this 18 hole course offers many challenges to the experienced and beginner alike. The front nine are flat with a sea breeze, the back nine located on a hill. Facilities include bar/restaurant, driving range, golf buggies for hire, shop and tutors available.

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Opel / Vauxhall Astra GTC 2.0 CDTi The all-new Astra GTC is not just an Astra fivedoor hatch, with two doors missing, it is a completely different car, and even putting an Astra badge on it was unnecessary, as it should simply have been called the GTC. The GTC is a true-blooded sports coupe, and every inch of it oozes sportiness, the rear end in particular has a great blend of style and looks very muscular. The side swathe lines are very unique, as they start just above the rear lights, and then finish by wrapping themselves around the door handles, a clever bit of designing. The rear door has a small lip, which not only looks good but helps the cars stability, and keeps it planted firmly on the ground. The front end has a large mouth under the bumper and fog lamps that add to its appeal. The interior is equally as sporty, with nice wraparound seats finished in black cloth, or Nappa leather with silver stitching and piping is available at an extra cost, but probably worth the extra money. ‘Easy-Entry’ is standard, and makes getting in and out of the rear relatively easy. The rear seats are split 60:40 to add to practicality and convenience. The range is very simple with just two models on offer: Sport and SRi with them both having an impressive list of standard equipment. Out on the road the GTC felt well balanced, safe and solid. The steering and handling felt precise and although I only drove it on normal roads, I was assured that if you were lucky enough to take one on a track, the sports chassis would prove beyond any doubt that this car really is a Sports Coupe. Although the suspension is set up for sportiness, it was reasonably comfortable, and a car you could travel mile after mile without getting back pains. Three petrol engines are available: 1.4 Turbo petrol producing 120ps, 1.4 Turbo petrol 140ps, 1.6i Turbo 180ps, and a diesel 2.0 CDTi 165ps with Stop/Start as standard. All engines are coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The car we drove was fitted with the CDTi engine

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that has a combined fuel consumption figure of 57.6mpg, and during the time I drove the car, it achieved over 48mpg according to the on-board computer, the C02 emissions are 129g/km. There is limited choice in this sector with only a handful of competitors, including: VW Scirocco, Peugeot RCZ, Renault Megane, Volvo C30 and KIA Pro-Ceed. Prices for the GTC start from £18,495 for a 1.4 Sport and go up to £22,430 for a SRi 2.0 CDTi.

Red means stop! I was a passenger in my friends car. We were coming to a red light, and he shot straight through it. I asked him, ‘Why'd you do that?’ He told me ‘this is how my brother drives’. We came to another red light, and again, he shot straight through it. I asked him, "Why'd you do that?" Again, he told me this is how his brother drives. We came to a green light, and he slammed on the brakes. My heart nearly stopped. I shouted at him, "Why do you do that?!" He replied, "You never know, my brother could be coming the other way."


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Want some Moore? Join Kev Moore live on BAY RADIO every Friday night at 9.30pm on The Sunset Strip with Noelle. You can also follow Kev's hugely politically incorrect fantasy rants 'Want some Moore??!' at: http://wantsomemoore.wordpress.com Motoring...ahhh!, the lure of the open road, the wind in your trousers and your top down (not you Madam) indulging in chicanery, adverse cambers and everything our glorious highways can throw at us. Not any more it seems. Motoring, and it's heinous inbred second cousin, parking - have been appropriated by the selfish. The selfish. They're everywhere. Not only do they ignore the law, they make their own. Did you know that in Spain, if you drive the wrong way down a one way street fast enough, it's absolutely legal? Especially if you're in a big truck? In fact you can pretty much commit any crime, from murder to insider trading as long as you've got your frickin' hazard lights on. As Shakespeare might've put it: "Wherefore art thou, Alfa Romeo?" "Parked Anderneef your balcony darlin' on double yellas, an oi darnt give a mankees!" Take parking. Some dude designs a car park, right? Not rocket science, a big ol’ piece of asphalt, (or concrete, if that’s your bag) – slop out a few tins of white paint and carefully delineate the parking bays, making them car-sized. Then along comes Johnny Motorista, he doesn’t even LOOK at the white lines, he parks across them, or diagonal, or blocks someone in, in fact he’ll do every goddam thing EXCEPT park between the lines. I've also discovered that the broken white line at the entrance to a Spanish roundabout means "get across it before some other git gets there first". I could wax lyrical about the reckless drivers on the Autovias, but those that obey the speed limit with the zeal of someone with obsessivecompulsive disorder are often far worse. Sitting resolutely in the outside lane on the Alicante bypass, with a convoy behind them that stretches

back to Perpignan, you can almost hear them explaining to their long-suffering wife held captive in the passenger seat, "It's 120 here dear, no more, no less” I saw a guy the other day achieving a remarkable double whammy by not only parking in the clearly labelled disabled bay, but also on yellow lines. He got out and sauntered off into the market without a care in the world. I wanted to take a chainsaw to his kneecaps and say: NOW you can park there! ..and Spanish T -junctions? Forget it! If you happen to pull up to one and the guy opposite waiting to turn off the main highway doesn't know the rules, you could both be sat there forever. I was sat at one for so long once, my trousers came back into fashion. It's all down to Ego, you see. Some people, when they have a steering wheel in their hands, believe NOTHING is more important than them, their ability to go faster than you, park anywhere they want, whenever they want, and tough luck buster if you have the temerity to cross their path. My favourite example, and one that I see regularly around the Benidorm area, is double-parking. It's breathtaking. Both sides of the road are full of cars, not a space to be had, so some people simply pull up alongside the parked cars and get out. You gesticulate wildly at them, and they just look at you as if you're the insane one. Another law in Spain is that no matter what kind of a street you are in, even if it is unfeasibly narrow with no room for other cars to pass, if you see a friend you can come to a complete stop and discuss the recipe for paella with them. All day. Tooting your horn is encouraged, but only to annoy neighbours, and to generally add to the Mediterranean ambience. Did I say ambience? I meant ambulance, because the next person that does that to me is going home in one.


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Spains introduction to the bikini and mass foreign tourism remains the Spanish party capital during the Christmas and New Year festive season!

Plan ahead – go and see Luisa at Ferri Tours for a huge selection of hotels with gala events, including shows with live entertainment from dancers, singers, comedy acts and so much more. Benidorm is packed with first class cabaret, but if you’re looking for the very best then book in advance with Ferri Tours for the famous Benidorm Palace. Here you will see one of the top shows in Europe, featuring artists from around the world; the glitz and glamour are second to none, a magnificent spectacle that will guarantee a night to remember! Information about the Benidorm Palace can be found at www.benidorm-palace.co.uk.

You might not like the idea of the sky scraper landscape of Benidorm, but consider this. The initial plans for the development of the town were set out by Mayor Pedro Zaragoza in 1953, who declared ‘If you build low, you occupy all the space and have a long walk to the beach. If you build high, you can face the sea, and leave room for gardens, pools and tennis courts’. Benidorm boasts the tallest building in Europe, the Gran Hotel Bali, and from the 43rd floor the views are incredible!

A bit of history In 1953, Alcalde Pedro Zaragoza, defied the governments ban and the Catholic church and allowed bikini’s to be worn on the beaches of Benidorm. He was determined to change the towns fortunes with foreign tourism, and that meant bikini’s! Of course there were unpleasant scenes between the Guardia Civil dragging half naked ladies from the beaches, but worse than this, the church promptly began proceedings to ex-communicate Zaragoza. A serious matter and not good politically. Zaragoza travelled 8 hours on his Vespa scooter to Madrid to see General Franco himself whom he amazingly and historically convinced to lift the ban in Benidorm! (And the rest is history!) Brigitte Bardot raises temperatures in 1953

As well as a recently built permanent ice rink, the tradition of a seasonal outdoor rink still continues, so have a stroll through Princes Park to the bottom and under the government building you’ll be able to watch the skaters or have some fun yourself!

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“Pric e and quality eys tto o our suc ces s” “Price quality,, the k ke succ ess” L��nea Directa Aseguradora is the market leader in the sale of direct insurance to foreign residents in Spain. Since 1998 they have been the only insurance company to offer customer services such as handling claims, selling policies and road assistance in English and German. Francisco Valencia, Línea Directa’s Corporate Governance Director, reveals the reasons behind the company’s success. Francisco Valencia, Línea Directa Aseguradora’s Corporate Governance Director

1. How important are Expatriates to Línea Directa? Since we first set up our company we have been closely linked to expatriates, due to the fact that the model for our company was imported directly from England, which meant that incorporating specific services for foreign residents in Spain was something completely natural. Sixteen years later, expatriates form an important part of our strategy as a result of their driving habits and low accident rate. Consequently, we always try to offer them not only the best price, but also the best service. 2. What is your company’s philosphy regarding these customers? At Línea Directa our main concern has always been price and quality. We anticipate what the customer requires, offering a service which is fast, complete and immediate. For us there is no higher reward than the congratulations we receive every year from hundreds of our foreign clients on the professionalism and dedication shown by all our staff. Helping a person who has just had an accident and does not know how to speak the language or understand how Spanish regulations work, is extremely satisfying. As a result, it is not surprising that we have just under 65,000 foreign customers. You can find out more about all the benefits available at:

www.lineadirecta.com or by calling 902 123 104.


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The Sentinella Business Club Two Sides of Social Media From a business perspective, you don’t have to look too hard nowadays to see regular examples of both the good side of social media’s power and the ‘not so good.’ Businesses, whether they are using social media or not, have to beware! Whilst many businesses have subscribed to social media for the positive aspects, i.e. to communicate to a greater audience reach, make business contacts and promote their products or services, little thought or consideration is given to the negative impact that can occur through ignorance, and arrogance. It really doesn’t matter if you are or are not using social media, your business can still be irrevocably damaged via social media used by your customers. Here are examples of both the good and the bad.

Positive uses of social media a) Local restaurant achieved full booking for its Christmas lunches within 72 hours of live promotion on Facebook. b) Recommendations for attending cooking school events were posted by happy attendees, encouraging others to attend future events.

Negative use of social media (from the business perspective) – positive from the consumer perspective! a) Reports and complaints regarding poor customer service by a telecoms company resulted in countless posts that can be seen by in excess of 2,500 people just to start! This can spread like wild-fire.

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b) In the US a country and western band recorded a song/ video and posted to YouTube. Overnight the airline with which they were in dispute had $180m wiped off its share value! c) A consumer having waited for 3 months for a refund posted on Twitter – please can you let me know when I can except my refund for my car hire – it has been three months now…. The airline contacted the consumer and refunded the money within two hours. It doesn’t matter if your business is or isn’t on social media, consumers still have the opportunity to talk about your business to thousands of people when they use the social media networks, whether it is good or bad news! If you are not using social media, then you don’t know about the criticism and cannot defend your business. Also, you can’t build on the good things that are said about your business. If you work social media in your favour, then you can handle the issues, quickly and efficiently, and often turn a bad experience into a positive one, by handling the whole issue professionally! Don’t bury your head in the sand!

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Quotes, tips & thoughts:

Invest a little time to learn to use a photo-editor software, such as the free open source software GIMP www.gimp.org used for resizing images, enhancing images and general design. That way you can save yourselves some money and time.

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often. Brian Tracy (Selfhelp author)

The thing about computers A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. 'House' for instance, is feminine: 'la casa.' 'Pencil,' however, is masculine: 'el lapiz.' A student asked, 'What gender is 'computer'?' Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer' should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation. The men's group decided that 'computer' should definitely be of the feminine gender ('la computadora'), because: 1. No one but their creator understands their logic; 2. The language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else; 3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it. The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ('el computador'), because: 1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on; 2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves; 3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have got a better one.

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals. Brian Tracy Customers today want the very most and the very best for the very least amount of money, and on the best terms. Only the individuals and companies that provide absolutely excellent products and services at absolutely excellent prices will survive. Brian Tracy


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hen you want to build a construction, or renovate or extend an existing one, in Spain you always need a building license. Also for pools, perimeter walls and even for fencing a license is required. There is a difference between “Licencia para obra mayor” for big new constructions, and a “Licencia para obra menor” for smaller jobs or (part) renovations such as putting in windows, attaching rejas or a garden wall. You apply for a building license at the town hall. For the mayor license you have to hand in a complete package done by an architect and consisting of building plans, with specifications and quotes. It has to be stamped by the College of Architects in Spain. For the smaller license it is often enough to draft your own plan and make a quote of the costs of the work (the procedure can be different in the various town halls). For the application you pay taxes to the town hall based upon the quote. The fact that you pay is NOT a guarantee that you will get the license!! When the town hall has received the application, an engineer specialist in building and urban matters will take a look at your plans. As we all know, nowadays a lot of attention is paid to the legal side, which means that in most cases you will not get a license for any constructions on rustic land, you can only build when your property is situated on urban land. The engineer gives advise as to whether or not a license can be granted, it

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is the mayor of the town hall that will eventually sign the license. If a license is rejected, you do not automatically get your money back. Depending on the reasons why it was denied, you can always appeal. Rianne Smulders

by Florence Hill, age 14 this month!

I’ve been looking forward to this month all year, because not only is it HALLOWEEN, it’s the day of my birthday!! In England everyone has started carving their pumpkins and putting the cobwebs up as Halloween takes to storm. In England we’re already planning our costumes. I’m really stuck on ideas as to what to go as when I go trick-ortreating. All my friends are going as devils, kittens or bunnies but I want to go as something unique and different. 4 year old Ariminta dresses up for Haloween

On the music side, everyone is talking about newly signed ‘Ed Sheeran’ with his song, ‘the A team’. He sold over 44,000 copies of his new album ‘loose change’ in the first 3 days of release. He is personally one of my favorite artists and if you listen to his songs I’m sure you’ll love him too! As for fashion this month, everybody seems to be returning to the ‘retro style’ with tiny trousers, narrow skirts and converse, lots and lots of converse which is great because there my favorite type of shoe and you can never go wrong with converse because there are so many different styles and patterns I’d very much doubt seeing someone wearing the same pair, and if you do well that’s just life!


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ge Concern España is everything you would expect from the UK charity and more, due to the absolute need of elderly residents and tourists in Spain to have support away from the security of home. Currently there are only 3 Age Concern branches along the south coast, and our nearest one is in Tallante, near Cartagena.

initiatives. The number of local Age Concerns continues to increase as Age Concern España develops.

The bulk of their work is centered locally, but for any advice or support, use the telephone and ask for assistance from one of their English speaking volunteers. They are experienced and have local contacts at their finger tips, so they can tell you what to do and who to talk to.

Recently members of F.A.C.E. (Fundraising In Arboleas, Caring For Everyone), met representative of Age Concern Acción Social y Assistencial (ACASA), Louise Fichtinger.

Contact: Age Concern Costa Cálida

F.A.C.E., The Arboleas Help Desk and The Arboleas Council are keen to get ACASA to set up in Arboleas or the Almanzora Valley in General. To this end talks are being held by all three organisations.

Los Arroyos 3, 03098 Tallante, Cartagena. Murcia Tel: (34) 634 310 216 E-mail: accostacalida@ageconcern-espana.org Age Concern España receive funding from Age Concern England, the RAF Benevolent Fund and SSAFA Forces help as well as local fund raising

STOP PRESS! F.A.C.E. Donate To Age Concern, España.

ACASA is the Spanish version of Age Concern and they already have branches in Malaga and Madrid.

The main problem is that finance is required to set up the organisation in the first place. The second problem is that Case Workers (Volunteers) need to be based in the area before the project can proceed. F.A.C.E. Have donated 1,000€ to assist with the set up costs. This money is being held by ACASA and ring fenced so that the money will only be used for assistance to people in this area.

Active Retirement Homes Ideally situated in the heart of Turre 1& 2 bedroom apartments - fully independent homes with the added benefits of a residents’ lounge, a roof garden where you will be able to play boules, outdoor chess and relax under covered terrace areas and mature trees with 360o views of the village, Sierra Cabrera and Mojacar, plus the added convenience of the Medical Centre opposite. All the apartments come with:  Fully fitted kitchens with all white goods  Secure car parking and entrance system  Air conditioning  Roof garden  Lift to all floors  Residents lounge  24/7 care line installed

www.retirementhomespain.com info@retirementhomespain.com

Tel: 950 468 176 or 664 804 357

If you are interested in becoming a Case Worker in this project please contact Louise Fichtinger, the Regional Co-ordinator for ACASA in Andalucia, by e-mail at fichtinger@gmx.net For further information please contact Adele Wrigglesworth, 667 255 094. www.face-charity.com

F.A.C.E. President, Adele Wrigglesworth, presents € to Louise Fichtinger, Regional a cheque for 1,000€ Co-ordinator for ACASA surrounded by members of the F.A.C.E. Committee.


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An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.

socks off with her youthful sex appeal and charm and who hung over Bob's arm and listened intently to his every word.

The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, "Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly." The other man said, "What is the name of the restaurant?"

His buddies at the club were all aghast. At the very first chance, they cornered him and asked, 'Bob, how'd you get the trophy girlfriend?'

The first man thought and thought and finally said, "What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know... the one that's red and has thorns." "Do you mean a rose?" "Yes, that's the one," replied the man. He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, "Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?" ******** Bob, a 70-year-old, extremely wealthy widower, showed up at the Country Club with a breathtakingly beautiful and very sexy 25-yearold blonde-haired woman who knocked everyone's

Bob replied, 'Girlfriend? She's my wife!' They were knocked over, but continued to ask, 'So, how'd you persuade her to marry you?' 'I lied about my age', Bob replied. 'What, did you tell her you were only 50?' Bob smiled and said, 'No, I told her I was 90...'

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We’re giving the ‘Lady Gardener’ a break this month to crack on with her weeding! She’s spent most of the summer in the UK thinking about her plans for the garden, but now the hard work begins! Catch up with her progress next month. Stepping up to the mark is Evie Fox-Rayner whose been having fun with her new camera!

Pomegranate/Granada

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he name pomegranate derives from Middle French, pomme garnete, literally "seeded apple"; it is sometimes referred to as a Chinese apple. Many scholars also believe that the forbidden, yet irresistible fruit that Eve indulged in from the Garden of Eden was actually a pomegranate (and not an apple). The Province of Granada is named after this beautiful fruit which prefers a semi-arid mildtemperate to subtropical climate and is naturally adapted to regions with cool winters and hot summers. A humid climate adversely affects the formation of fruit.

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The small rounded shrub or tree can grow 20 or 30 ft but is more typically 12-16ft in height. It is usually deciduous, but in certain areas the leaves will persist on the tree. The sharp juice (the syrup is sold as Grenadi) has wonderful healing properties as well as being delicious as a mixer (one of the best is mixing the juice with elderflower champagne!). It contains more antioxidants than those of blueberries, cranberries, oranges and even red wine or green tea. There are many more claimed benefits from drinking this juice. The fruit can be eaten out of hand by deeply scoring several times vertically and then breaking it apart and using a cocktail stick to spear the delicate fruit. Pomegranates are also long-lived. There are specimens in Europe that are known to be over 200 years of age. EFR

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ften in this region of Southern Spain it is taken as read that the exterior colour of villas and cortijos is white, brilliant white being the obvious choice. Of course this is necessary and aesthetically it is the only option for villages. Can you imagine 'white villages' being called the 'multi coloured' villages of Spain? Perish the thought! Infact the white villages remain one of the attractions of the mediterranean with Mojácar being a famous example. We have all seen the brightly painted villas in the middle of nowhere that look so out of place but when the building is situated in a separate parcel of land away from other close neighbours one can be a bit more unconventional. Soft natural pale earth colours can look wonderful, especially on old buildings. Look at the ruins scattered around the countryside. Beautiful subtle creams and beiges do not look out of place but blend naturally into the landscape. A step further and pale Naples Yellow can look impressive, in

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keeping with the history of old buildings but also stylish and will look even better when it has aged. The wall colour is enhanced with doors and windows painted in blue hues. Add softly coloured exterior tiles on the floor but soften any corners with tubs, old olive jars and planting. This is not just for cortijos but for villas as well. Outside furniture can be chosen to co-ordinate with soft furnishings and table linen and even parasols in colourful shades. Add lamps, tea lights and china from Nijar for a total mediterranean atmosphere whilst remembering the old saying "less is more". Evie Fox-Rayner

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It’s Autumn and there are the customary seasonal changes at eateries right now, especially in Mojacar area. Some establishments are closing for the winter, others closing permanently and of course a few new names springing up in place of those which have closed….all far too many to mention by name. One thing that is constant, however, is that Sabor de Almeria, the brand behind the proposed International food and drinks festival ear-marked for Mojacar in May 2012, is continuing grow in its efforts to promote the food industry of Almeria. A recently agreed joint initiative with www.unique-almeria.com (a promotional business aimed at bringing tourists to Almeria Province), sees Sabor de Almeria becoming sole contributor to the Gastronomy pages of this fast growing website. Attracting close on 8,000 visitors per month, Unique Almeria has already achieved page one Google rankings within a short period of time.

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The Moors and Your Food

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his week I have found myself researching Moorish food and the influences that the Moors had on the current foods of southern Spain, all in aid of a new cultural and culinary tour I have been asked to organise by an Almeria tour operator. There are too many Moorish influences to mention in this article, but I shall relate three of the more interesting of those which I discovered. Communal sharing of food from the same dish.

Use of saffron, cumin, and coriander

No longer as prevalent as it once was, the sharing of foods was common practice within the Moorish communities. Now paella is the most typical example today of the sharing of food from the same dish, but we still see sharing of platters of some other foods especially in the homes.

We all know the yellow rice of paella that is derived by the use of saffron. It not only produces the yellow colour but it is used to flavour vegetable stews, and meat casseroles. The popularity for coriander stems from Portugal and especially in dishes from Alentejo. More likely the influence stems from North African dishes more so than Portuguese but the colourful green herb has a distinctive taste widely used in Asia. Cumin spice seasons vegetable stews, sausages, and meat or fish dishes.

Predominance of yellow, green, and white colours. Whilst modern Spanish food colours have moved towards yellow and red, the colours of the Spanish flag, it wasn’t always that way. The early influence of what is now Portugal introduced the colour green to the diet, and not the red of pimenton, which came later. The yellow produced from Saffron, white rices and the green of coriander were prevalent in a variety of rice dishes, in fish stews with rice or noodles, and in some chickpea stews.

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t doesn’t get any better than this... Three kinds of meat, perfect roasties and yorkshires, 4 kinds of fresh veg, stuffing, jug of gravy...all perfectly cooked, and served up by none other than Nikki of "Nikky's Nawty Nibbles" in La Alfoquia. For just €4.99 including either a starter or a dessert it’d be rude not to...

One of us has pork pie for a starter and the other had sticky toffee pudding for dessert ;-)

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In the kitchen with Ma If there is one thing that we, ex-pats, miss, it is a good curry! I have an easy recipe for Beef Vindaloo and hot Chana Dhal – delicious, served with Naan and cucumber Raita. The recipes for all of these are on the Sentinella website. But here, this month, is a desert to complement the curry. The photo is of the coconut sorbet and chocolate sauce, available at Tito’s beach bar on Mojacar Playa. For all the recipes, please visit our website, www.mojacar.thesentinella.com

Coconut Sorbet INGREDIENTS 

125g sugar  150 ml water  1 x 400g tin coconut milk  juice of small lemon  white from one small egg.

2. Cool syrup and then put into the fridge (leave to get completely cold, preferably overnight).

METHOD

3. Whisk the coconut milk into the cold syrup.

1. Put sugar and water into small pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 3 mins.

4. With a clean whisk, beat the egg white until it forms peaks and then carefully fold it into the coconut mixture. 5. Pour into a container and freeze – whisk every ½ hour or so to break up the ice crystals – leave to freeze. Serve on chilled plates with fresh pineapple slices.

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Chana Dhal INGREDIENTS 400 g tin of chick peas, drained (this saves having to soak and boil for hours!)  ¼ teas mustard seeds  ¼ teas cumin seeds  20 fenugreek seeds  ¼ teas cayenne pepper  1 medium sized onion, peeled and chopped  tin of chopped tomatoes  freshly ground black pepper  2 tabs lemon juice  ½ a chicken stock cube  little oil 

Garnish: fresh coriander leaves

METHOD 1. Crush the spices together

Serve with a bowl of plain cooked rice: chutney: finely sliced raw onion with chopped chillies: Naan (see recipe on web page) Raita (see recipe on web page)

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2. Fry the onion in a little oil and cook for approx. 4 mins until they are transparent but not browned. 3. Add the remaining ingredients, spices, chick peas, spices and tomatoes and stock cube. Mix well and cook over a medium heat for 5 mins. If the juices are too runny, mash a few of the chick peas into it before serving. 4. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves

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Getting the best from your fruit and veg Eat it raw if you can...cutting and cooking destroys lots of the good things. If you are going to cook it (we can’t eat everything raw!) then leave the skin on if you can – this is the main concentrated fibre. If you have to peel then try to cook whole as the more cuts the more vitamins lost. Cook in as little water as possible, steam if you can...and don’t forget the goodness left in the water at the end which you can use for stock.

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Using your body as a barometer being aware of that inner knowing

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e often hear the expression, “gut feel”. What does it mean? For many people, it is an inner knowing, a sort of intuition. And the fascinating thing is, every decision you make could be checked out in this way. How? Simply by becoming more aware of how your body feels about everything – the “gut feel”. Try it - this is a simple way of testing it out! Think of something you love to eat, a wonderful experience or a favourite place to be. Close your eyes and sense what that feels like. Where in your body do you feel or sense this? Bring yourself back to neutral and now do the opposite: think of something you don’t like. Close your eyes and sense what that feels like. Where in your body do you feel or sense this? Often the body does an inward groan or feels tense about it. Nine times out of ten you will experience these two feelings /sensations in different parts of the body.

What you have just done is to use a very simple means of checking your “gut feel”, of using your body as a barometer. This inner body wisdom can tell you how it feels about anything you are seeking to do. The more you do this, the more it will become second nature for you. And remember, the body never lies, while the mind can tell you a million stories! Paul Davies, Balance for Health

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Crystals of Spain

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One day, while a blonde was out driving her car, she ran into a truck. The truck's driver made her pull over and get out of the car. He took a piece of chalk and drew a circle on the pavement. He told her to stand in the middle and not leave the circle. Furious, he went over to her car and slashed the tires. The blonde started laughing. This made him angrier so he smashed a window. The blonde laughed harder. Livid, the man broke all her windows. The blonde now laughed hysterically, so the truck driver asked her what was so funny. The blonde giggled and replied, "When you weren't looking, I stepped out of the circle three times!"

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Simply the best...

Mark Twain on fashion

Named after owner, Tracy Rogers, Simply the Best in Albox has a reputation that attracts customers from as far as Baza, Puerto Lumbreras and down to Mojácar.

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” Mark Twain born November 30, 1835.

Named after the owner? Yes, Tracy is 'simply the best mum in the world!' according to daughter, Amie, who funded the project when the boutique Tracy had been managing in 2007 closed down (due to the owner moving away). So now established for 4 years in Albox, Simply the Best stocks London fashions for ladies in UK sizes, ranging from 8 to 26. Styles are smart casual all the way through to something for that special occasion, whether it’s a wedding or a cruise the boutique has a large selection at affordable prices. Call in to see Tracy – she also has a sitting area so you can take your husband or partner and they can enjoy a drink and sit down while you try on a few outfits! Couldn’t be better! Tracy also stocks a good range of accessories including scarves, pashminas and jewellery; she really is a one stop

The Emperor’s new clothes by Cyril Bouda Czechoslovakia 1956

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ast month we introduced you to ATT, Aminal Assisted Therapy, practiced for many years by Barbara Napier in Mojacar. More recently, Barbara has been working specifically on the ANIMO-ALBERO therapeutic riding program for treating the symptoms of terminal disease or illness. She keeps a blog where you can read about the incredible results of the program and also her own personal experiences, due to her own improved quality of life while suffering from Wegener's granulomatosis, a rare type of vasculitis that effects the nose, lungs and kidneys.

Barbara’s work has attracted the attention of the Spanish medical profession, and recently she has provided a hospital for terminally ill cancer patients in Barcelona with two horses trained to provide the ANIMO-ALBERO therapy; as well as beginning a program in Guadix. Talking to Barbara about her work is awe inspiring; as I can’t explain it better than she does herself, published below is re-arranged extracts from her blog, http://animospain.blogspot.com, written in March this year. The ANIMO-ALBERO therapeutic riding program was designed for improving the quality of life for people suffering from illness or disease as opposed to the traditional riding therapy for mental or physical disabilities. No stress is put on the heart, so even people with heart disorders that tire quickly, are able to complete an entire exercise program of half an hour to an hour. The horse

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does the work and you get the benefit. No prior riding experience is necessary. Everything is done bare-back or with a sheepskin. This program does not eradicate the disease but it greatly reduces pain, side effects and improves your quality of life. Below is a list of the benefits we have confirmed and some that show great promise: 1. Feeling of well-being and mind clarity. 2. Increased energy. 3. Improved circulation. 4. Removal of fluid from the lungs. 5. Reduction in the effects of vasculitis. 6. The ability to absorb iron for people with anaemia. 7. Cures insomnia. 8. Improves muscle tone and atrophied muscles. 9. Improves arrhythmia. 10. Helps dysfunctional kidneys lower levels of potassium, creatina, urea and triglycerides. 11. Removes toxins and thereby the side effects from toxic medication such as steroids. 12. Greatly improves symptoms of depression, stress and the menopause. 13. Helps heal wounds and skin grafts. 14. Perfect pre- and post-op preparation. 15. Small fibre neuropathy shows great promise. 16. Improves functioning of the digestive tract.

Animal rescue Apologies to all the animal rescue organizations for not including their latest appeals this month. If you can help with dog walking or fostering or if you can give a dog or a cat a permanent home, then contact numbers are below. PAWS www.paws-patas.org Tel: 678 490 217 pawsenquireies@gmail.com or any of our kittens or cats, please contact Diane on 950 617 643 or Ruth on 637 817 982. APSA 663 762 642 www.apsa.org.es PUPPY RESCUE Diane on 664 768 958 or email info@puppyrescueinspain.org


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You value the truth, both from others and for yourself. You have no time for deceit, but someone close is not being completely frank with you because they are afraid you will blow your top. They are anxious, and need your support for a difficult situation. Be kind, they need you. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 22) You are no shrinking violet, and you have proved that in the past. However, your strength of character has given someone the idea that they can free load on your energy and drive. Don’t take on responsibilities that are not yours - it is fine to be a friend, but not a free lunch!

TAURUS (April 20 – May 21) When all about you are running round like headless chickens you just quietly carry on, a safe port in the storm of Life. Do you realize how valuable your gift of calm is to others? Be proud of yourself, and patient with those near you who do not have such strength of character. GEMINI (May 22 – June 21) You are a live wire – a clever live wire! Puzzles, games, anything that uses your brain is food and drink to you. Good! Keep on puzzling out the Game of Life, but be careful that your ultimate goal doesn’t prove to be a mirage – Keep grounded, keep realistic. CANCER (June 22 – July 22)

CAPRICORN (December 23 – January 20) Taking the rough with the smooth is not you – usually you find a way round rough! That is exactly what you have to do this month. It might mean standing up and making a noise about something, but if it has to be done, it has to be done!

Yours is a caring sign, and you have the ability to make people feel better, primarily because you can make them see the good side of things. But sometimes this ability can make you feel left out. This month turn your ability on yourself, see yourself as others see you, because you ARE worth it. LEO (July 23 – August 23)

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19) The worst thing you can do this month is dig your toes in! Perhaps you have not seen all the possibilities, and perhaps there is more than you thought just around the corner. Before making a stand, look at all the options, particularly where emotions are at stake.

You are entering a phase when you will have the chance of many new friendships. Yours is a very positive character, but you can appear too strongminded to some people. This is a very fruitful period for you, but tread tactfully, and don’t try to always be centre stage – The limelight will find you! VIRGO (August 22 – Sept 23)

PISCES (February 20 – March 20) What you need right now is a shot of reality. It’s no good burying your head in the sand – look up and you will see that you have been over-reacting, all is not as dire as you feared, that mountain in front of you is really only a molehill. Calm down, my dear! ARIES (March 21 – April 19) You are at the apex of your sign this month, halfway through your astrological year. Look back over the last 6 months, look at what you did best and what you did worst. Then look forward, and make a New Half Year Resolution to better the best, and eliminate the worst!

You will be called upon to sort out a muddle not of your making this month. Do so tactfully, and then walk away. If you get in too deep you will get called interfering rather than helpful, which is not fair, or true! After all, it wasn’t your muddle in the first place! LIBRA (September 24 – October 23) November’s Moon is the Beaver Moon. OK, there aren’t many beavers in Andalucia, but you are acting like one! You can’t wait to get into the Christmas socialising season, for several reasons. Make a special effort to keep in touch with friends from the past and to pamper your family pre-Christmas.


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ANSWERS: eye missing on Sandy Cheeks; moles in different places on Patrick Star; tea-shirt colour is different for Squidward Tentacles; the lines on Sandy Cheeks shoes are missing; SpongeBob has no tongue; Patrick Star has yellow centers in the flowers on his shorts; Sandy Cheeks has no blue stripes on his arm; the flower flower on Sandy Cheeks helmet is blue; no stitching on SpongeBob’s shorts.


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

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

Arboleas 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. 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.

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AUAN is a non profit, non political organisation campaigning to bring about the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley currently considered to be "illegal". www.almanzora-au.org info@almanzora-au.org

Royal British Legion Baza Next meeting on 27th Sept at the Abadi Hotel Baza 11-00am. See ‘What’s on’ for events. Call 677 765 733

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

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

Freemasons in Albox - contact secretary for details - 950 439 242 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

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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 AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Mojácar Area Meetings, Tuesday & Friday, 6 pm, at the Artisan Centre, Mojácar Fuente. Contact 629 108 272 or email mike@aaspain.org


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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, Mojácar at 11:00 am. New and old members most welcome. Contact: Gail Creasey Chairman on 950 472 225 or Iris Hamilton Secretary on 950 475 863. 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 The Divine Life Society Almeria Branch at the Lotus Yoga Centre in Mojácar. An evening of Meditation and a talk the first Friday of each month at 7.30pm. Spiritual Cinema the third Friday of each month at 7.30pm. Meditation and Yoga classes for information call Sharon 950 469 122 or email omsharon50@gmail.com

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

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. Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship English speaking Church. Services twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the Spanish church in Puerto Lumbreras. Call 619 453 283

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.

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

Sunday 9am: Artisan Centre, Mojácar Village. Tuesday 6pm: Los Macelinos, Taberno Road from Albox

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The 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

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Health BALANCE FOR HEALTH - Turre 635 290 846 or 635 290 848 CRYSTAL MAN - Albox & Mojácar Healing crystals. John 617 699 624

Horse Riding CARRIEON CLEANING Any odd jobs: Domestic & commercial cleaning, Pre-rental cleans & changeovers, Gardening, Dog walking, Ironing, Painting & decorating. Call 696 517 478 carrieon63@yahoo.co.uk or carrieon.ct@gmail.com

HUSBAND WIFE TEAM Cleaning, Decorating, DIY, Gardening, Pet/Horse sitting, Assisted Care, Keyholding, CRB Police checked UK, References available. Call Diane 634 351 991 for professional service.

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

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 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

Fashion UKFASHIONINSPAIN.COM Wholesalers, manufacturers & designers of premier British fashion labels. Tel: 966 191 560 or Mob: 676 059 997 email: info@ukfashioninspain.com SIMPLY THE BEST - Albox Ladies London fashions. 659 185 039

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

Holiday Rentals "ANDALUCIAN LAKE DISTRICT" Family run guest house in cave country, renown for its good food. Special offer - half board 30€ per person. www.cuevapedro.co.uk Call 958 737 230 APARTAMENTOS TORRES - Mojácar Holiday apartments to rent 682 202 345

Home assistance PIA - Assisted Living. 24/7 helpline and qualified healthcare assistance in your own home. Call 950 468 176. See main advertisement.

Legal & translation TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING SERVICES. Legal, certificates, medical, utilities, licensing, publishing, audiovisual. All official documents translated and certified. Excellent rates. M Luque. Maria1789@hotmail.com 678 331 497 RIANNE SMULDERS Abogada English, Spanish, Dutch and German. Legal help and advice. 950 122 742 / 600 274 514 info@smuldersabogados.es


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FOR SALE Washing Machine. Top loader. Good condition. 30min eco cycle. 85euros ono. 950 528 940 or 678 073 700

Property ALMERIA HOMES - Albox 950 930 259 or (0044) 1273 929 286 NEW ONE STOP - Mojácar 950 473 040 SPANISH HIDEAWAYS - Arboleas 958 003 391 or 676 604 008

Restaurants & Bars BAR MONTANA - Bedar/Lubrin 670 589 788 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 JACKIES BAR - Mojácar Pueblo 672 153 290 MAMABELS HOTEL & RESTAURANT - Mojácar Pueblo 950 472 448 MO’S MUSIC BAR - La Alfoquia Live music. 950 449 635 TABERNA CHRISTINA - Villaricos 693 743 791 THE NEW KIMERICK - Mojácar Playa Pool and live entertainment 950 475 198 THE ROAD HOUSE - Tabernas Live music. 950 066 007 THE UNION BAR - La Alfoquia 950 473 135

Retirement homes PIA - Retirement Homes. Quality apartments in TURRE with help on hand 24 hours a day. Call 950 468 176. See main advertisement.

Travel FERRI TOURS - Mojácar 950 472 333

ROOM AVAILABLE for enterprising business venture. In the heart of a lively community in La Alfoquia. Kitchen also available. Internet/WIFI. All enquiries call 950 449 635. FORD TRANSIT rhdlwb breaking for spares or complete €10 enquiries tel:953729143/662528608 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. 300 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

Situations Vacant NAIL TECHNICIAN REQUIRED At least 3 years experience. Call STYLES on 644 496 198 Let

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52 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 Mojรกcar 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 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 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

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

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 KEYS COPY CENTRE 24 hour emergency service. 607 800 900 Remote control keys copied or repaired! MOJACAR PLAYA (opposite the Parque Comercial, behind Unicaja and Cajamar.) Good parking. 950 472 982 or 607 800 900 or 658 828 560 (English) 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

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PAINTING INSIDE & OUT All quality products. Free quotes. References available on request. Tel: 620 112 193 or 630 493 817

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

Tinted glass STEVE TREE Experienced painter and decorator, no job too small or too big. Call 677 046 624

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

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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Couriers (Europe wide) 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

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.

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Removals 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

Taxis Juan TURRE - 670 479 386

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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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

950 029 000

Electricity: Endesa Enquiries Breakdown

902 509 509 902 516 516

Gas:

Leaks Information

950 016 000

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

Guardia Civil Hotline Health Hotline Local Police Hotline Coast Guard

062 061 092 900 202 202

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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