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No.1 June - July 2013

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WELCOME Welcome to the first edition of Smart Magazine Marbella We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new readers of the Smart Magazine, a free, local, quality colour magazine available from pickup points within the Marbella and surrounding areas. Now the Summer season is with us and the days are getting longer, have a look at some of the interesting articles on Sunglasses, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon we hope you enjoy reading the stories and articles in our new magazine. In our first edition we are delighted to present a write up on the life of Sandro Morelli the owner of the wonderful Villa Tiberio Restaurant on The Golden Mile. We would welcome any comments, that you the reader may have, we would love to hear your feedback or any ideas you may have which may enable us to improve this publication. This magazine is following on from our sister magazines Ultimate Almeria and Smart Magazine Orihuela please check out the website for past editions of these magazines www.ultimatealmeria.com and www.smartmagazine.es We would like to thank all the advertisers for their confidence in our new publication, without them this magazine would not be possible, so please, as a reader support these businesses who in difficult times have the confidence to advertise in a new publication for this area. Our Magazine is a very affordable way to promote your business with a full page costing only 300â‚Ź for a two month campaign. We stagger the distribution over the two months to enable each business to get maximum exposure to both tourists and residents alike. So if you would like to promote your business in the next edition for August and September call Cristina on 634 398 357 for further details.

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CONTENTS if it’s in, it’s here...

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Cockleshell Heros

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El Cid: Spains national hero

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Spanish Actors: 3 of the best

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Royal Ascot

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Comedians: Tommy Cooper

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Destination Report - Mallorca

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The Golf Page - La Manga

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Fiestas and Ferias

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Alhambra Palace - Granada

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Wimbledon

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Hero Dogs

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Gadgets & Gizmos

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Sunglasses: Why its important to spend

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Book Shelf

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Obtaining an NIE Number

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Food Glorious Food: Recipe Page

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Gourmet Guide The Business Pages

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COCKLESHELL HEROES The Cockleshell Heroes raided Nazi-occupied Bordeaux in December 1942 in ‘Operation Frankton’. Thier target was the harbour complex in the city. The port was very important to the Germans as German U-boats were based there and many merchant ships used it to supply the German Army stationed not only in France but also elsewhere throughout occupied Europe. A raid by bombers would have led to many civilian casualties – so this was excluded and Operation Frankton was devised. “The Cockleshell Heroes” were from the Royal Marine Boom Patrol Detachment. These men got their nickname from the canoes they were to use which were themselves nicknamed ‘cockles’. The plan was for the six teams of two men to paddle five miles to the mouth of the River Gironde, paddle seventy miles up it, plant limpet mines on the ships in the harbour and then make their way to Spain. The raid started badly once the men were due to be dropped off by ‘HMS Tuna’. One of the canoes was holed as it was being made ready on the Tuna. The two Royal Marines who were meant to have used this canoe – called ‘Cachalot’ – could not take part in the raid. It is said that Marines Fisher and Ellery were left in tears at their disappointment. As the canoes approached the mouth of the River Gironde they hit a violent rip tide. The waves were five feet high and one canoe was lost. The two crew were towed by the others near the shoreline. Both men had to swim to

the shore but neither man made it, It was assumed that they had both drowned. One crew were caught by the Germans, interrogated and shot after being held captive for two days. Despite being in uniform, their captors carried out Hitler’s infamous ‘Commando Order’ – that anyone captured on commando raids was to be shot. Another crew was also caught by the Germans and handed to the Gestapo. It is though that both men were held and interrogated for about three months before being shot. With four canoes down, and avoiding capture on several occasions, the crew of both remaining canoes placed limpet mines on the merchant ships they found in the harbour. This whole process took about two to three hours. Each mine had a ninehour fuse on it that was activated before the mine was placed giving the four Marines time to get away on the tide.

caught by the Germans and shot. With the help of the French Resistance, the other 2 reached Spain and then Gibraltar – a journey that took a total of fifteen weeks. The Cockleshell Heroes were: Marines Fisher and Ellery on ‘Cachalot’. Both had to abandon because of damage to their canoe. Corporal Sheer and Marine Moffat on ‘Conger’. Both men were drowned trying to reach shore. Sergeant Wallace and Marine Ewart on ‘Coalfish’. Both were men captured and shot. Lieutenant Mackinnon and Marine Conway on ‘Cuttlefish’. Both men were captured and shot. Corporal Laver and Marine Mills on ‘Crayfish’. Both men were captured and shot. Major Hasler and Marine Sparks on ‘Catfish’. Both men made it back to the UK.

The damage to Bordeaux harbour was severe. Now the crews had to leave their canoes, move on foot and link up with the French Resistance at the town of Ruffec. The Germans automatically assumed that the men would travel south to Spain. In fact, they travelled 100 miles north of Bordeaux – a journey that took six days. They then backtracked and travelled to Gibraltar via Spain. 2 of the 4 remaining commandos, who were moving separately as pairs, were

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add that to the focus from the IMF for the UK to sort itself out then its a long road to the recovery that it is hoping for. If you are working in the UK recent data also suggests that real wages have fallen for the last 5 years, could you have imagined 5 years ago just suggesting this to people, the reaction you would have received would have been almost unprintable. We have also heard from the Bank of England's monetary policy committee meetings notes that it was a 6 to 3 vote against printing more money however by the time you read this the position may have changed as Mr King moves into retirement and Mr Carney takes up his new role who is keen to explore why the USA and Japan have commenced on the road to economic recovery. In the Eurozone the ECB recently reduced interest rates down to .5% and it now seems they have gone back to basics and again by the time you read this there may have been a further cut. Why? inflation has dropped to 1.2% but unfortunately unemployment has one again moved in the wrong direction, across the zone it now stands at 12.1%.


Unfortunately for us, the Eurozone relatively quiet, not so as according to the Governor of the bank of Cyprus the recession has now passed it's 18th recession there could be deeper than anticipated. month so by reducing rates it is hoped that consumer spending could move In an attempt to provide some stability to savers in banks across the zone EU finance ministers are busy thrashing out a agreement on a European Union forward. banking scheme to ensure all countries provide the same guarantees. With a recent mixed bag of data which was particularly gloomy for France, Before leaving the eurozone it's worth mentioning that investors in Spanish and where industrial output fell by .9% in Italian government debt seem relatively happy at the moment with yields running March driven by lower production in between 3.9% and 4.2% (May 2013). farm and transport sectors then the country was pleased to hear that the Across the pond to our friends in the USA we have to look upwards to them as EU would grant the French government the labour market is back on track and this was following government spending two more years to get its deficit back in cuts and tax hikes with the Federal Reserve once again committing itself to $85 line, phew, so the Netherlands jumped million of mortgage backed securities and low interest rates then its driving up and got the same deal. Germany consumer spending in the right direction. have shown concern over this as it believes credibility can be weakened so Looking at recent exchange rates we have seen the following highs and lows quickly and again the country carries (May 2013) High Low some weight as following weeks of 1.5600 1.5015 speculation the economy was ÂŁ to $ struggling factory orders for March 1.1918 1.1680 went on to smash forecasts and ÂŁ to Euro improved by 2.2% compared with Euro to $ 1.3223 1.2804 February. Cyprus and Greece had long been favourites of ours but during the last couple of weeks with both countries receiving funds from the EU you would have hoped it would have gone

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E lC id The Cid. The Moors In Spain. Rodrigo Slays Count Gomez. He Gives Battle To The Moors And Captures Five Kings. He Marries The Daughter Of Count Gomez. We are about to tell you the story of a very famous and wonderful man, whose real life was more remarkable than any which novel writers could invent. This man did such extraordinary deeds that almost from the day of his death the poets and chroniclers and minstrels began to write and sing about them, and his name was carried about the world until everybody had heard of the glory of "The Cid."

succession of leaders, they partially accomplished, bringing a large part of Spain under their control, but they were unable to subdue all of that land.

As the Moors were followers of the prophet Mahomet, Spain was now not only divided between two races, but two religions, the Mahometan and the Christian. Hence a series of struggles continued to take place between the two powers and the two Especially in his own country, Spain, he has religions, and lasted for many centuries. always been looked upon as the greatest and the noblest of men; and the writers of In this period, when his country was that land speak of him as "The Perfect occupied both by its natives and the One," "The One Born in a Happy Hour," "My Moorish invaders, and when constant Cid," and in other like terms of praise and warfare was going on between the two forces, Rodrigo Diaz, who was to become endearment. the greatest soldier of Spain, was born. He This most splendid of Spanish heroes, who came of a good family, but it did not belong is universally known as "The Cid," and to the higher nobility of the Counts. One of whose real name was Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, his ancestors, however, was a very famous was born between the years 1030 and 1040, man; this was Layn Calvo, who had been a but the exact date is not certainly known. judge of great prominence and distinction. The poets and minstrels have mingled a good many legends with the facts of his life, From him descended Diego Laynez, who but we shall relate the story with all its was the father of the Cid; the mother was romance, and tell of the Cid as his named Doña Teresa Rodriguez, and she countrymen have done. In spite of all the was the daughter of Don Rodrigo Alvarez, myths, it is beyond doubt that the real who was Count and Governor of Asturias. It Rodrigo was one of the most wonderful was their child Rodrigo who was to become men who has ever lived, and that he was the known as "The Cid." greatest warrior who fought in the long and fierce struggles between the Christians and the Mahometans.

You will be anxious to know what the title, "The Cid," means, and why it was given to Rodrigo Diaz, and we shall not keep you in the dark, but explain this at the outset. This unique title was given to our hero by five Moorish kings whom he conquered in one battle, and who then acknowledged him as their lord, or, as that word is in the Arabic language, "El Seid." He was also called "Campeador" or Champion of his countrymen against the Moors. Thus he was often spoken of as "El Cid Campeador," or the Lord Champion. In order to make clear the situation in Spain when “The Cid” lived and fought, we must go back for a moment into the history of that land previous to his time. Early in the eighth century the Moors, who were Arabs living in North Africa, made a raid into Spain, and having been entirely successful, they were encouraged to undertake the conquest of the country. This, under a

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Rodrigo manifested a martial spirit at a very early age, and showed a strong desire to do battle against the Moors, whom he learned to hate bitterly as soon as he knew that they were invaders of his country, and that they oppressed his people. He practised himself

in the use of all sorts of warlike weapons, and became expert with them while yet a boy. The earliest example of his prowess that is told is this: While Rodrigo was still a youth, there arose a strife between his father, Diego Laynez, and Count Don Gomez, the Lord of Gormaz; and this Count in his anger insulted Diego and struck him. Diego was at this time an old man, was not able to fight with the Count, and could do nothing but go home and brood over the wrong that he had suffered; but he felt so keenly the insult he had received that he lost all appetite, was unable to sleep, sat alone in his house, and would not raise his eyes from the floor. This Count was known as one of the best warriors in Spain, and he held a prominent place in the Cortes (as the Spanish Congress is called); while Rodrigo was scarcely more than a boy. Yet Rodrigo felt so deeply the wrong done to his father, and the insult offered to the blood of his ancestor, Layn Calvo, that he declared he would challenge the Count and slay him. When he told his father what he wished to do, Diego looked on him with joy, seeing that he was so strong and brave; and he said that for this great combat he would give him the sword of the famous hero, Mudarra. The old man bestowed on his son his blessing and the splendid sword, which had a jewelled cross for its handle; and when Rodrigo had caught hold of it he felt that his arm was even as strong as that of the celebrated man who had wielded it so effectively in many battles in past times, and he rejoiced greatly that he had so fine a weapon for the proposed fight. Rodrigo now with a brave heart set forth, and sent a challenge to the Count who had insulted his father, defying him and asking him to appoint a time and place for the combat. The Count accepted the defiance promptly, thinking it would be a simple task for him to kill this audacious youth who wished to cross swords with so noted a warrior as himself. But when they met for the fray the Count quickly learned that he had an antagonist of wonderful skill and strength. He fought hard, and thrust at Rodrigo furiously, but was unable to touch him. Suddenly Rodrigo made a great thrust that pierced right through the vitals of his enemy, and laid him dead at his feet. Then he stood over him and cut off his head, and taking it up he hung it at his saddle bow,


and galloped to his home. His father at that moment was sitting at the table, but eating nothing. Rodrigo hailed him in a cheerful voice, and having embraced him, he said, "Come out. Here is something to give you an appetite;" and led him forth to the threshold whence Diego could see the bloody head of his enemy hanging on the saddle.

Battle tactics During his campaigns, El Cid often ordered that books by classic Roman and Greek authors on military themes be read aloud to him and his troops, for both entertainment and inspiration before battle. El Cid's army had a novel approach to planning strategy as well, holding what might be called brainstorming sessions before each battle to discuss tactics. They frequently used unexpected strategies, engaging in what modern generals would call psychological warfare — waiting for the enemy to be paralyzed with terror and then attacking them suddenly; distracting the enemy with a small group of soldiers, etc.

Babieca

"There," said Rodrigo, "is the tongue that insulted you." Then the old man embraced his son, and made him sit in the highest seat at the table, saying, "You who have brought home that head shall be the head of the house of Layn Calvo." Diego was now comforted, and regained his appetite; and he rejoiced greatly in so stout and daring a son. The Moors soon after this began to make fresh trouble, and invaded the kingdom of Castile with a very large force. There came with them five kings, who plundered and robbed along their path, carrying away as prisoners both men and women, as well as horses, cattle, and sheep. After they had committed these depredations, they were making haste to return to their country and get off with the spoil; but news came to Rodrigo of what they were doing, and he at once mounted his horse and rode about among his countrymen, calling upon them to follow him and give battle to the Moors. Thus he raised a great company, and pursued the enemy until he overtook them in the mountains. There Rodrigo and his companions fell upon the Moors and after a hard battle defeated them, recovered all the prisoners and the spoil, and made the five kings captive.

highly trained and loyal war horse, not a foolish stallion. The name in this instance could suggest that the horse came from the Babia region in León, Spain. Regardless, Babieca became a great warhorse, famous to the Christians, feared by El Cid's enemies, and loved by El Cid, who allegedly requested that Babieca be buried with him in the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña. His name is mentioned in several tales and historical documents about El Cid, including The Lay of El Cid.

Swords Tizona sword. A weapon traditionally identified as El Cid's sword, Tizona, used to be displayed in the Army Museum (Museo del Ejército) in Toledo. In 1999, a small sample of the blade underwent metallurgical analysis which confirmed that the blade was made in Moorish Córdoba in the eleventh century and contained amounts of Damascus steel.

Tomb of Babieca at the monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña. Babieca or Bavieca was El Cid's warhorse. Several stories exist about El Cid and Babieca. One well-known legend about El Cid describes how he acquired the stallion. According to this story, Rodrigo's godfather, Pedro El Grande, was a monk at a Carthusian monastery. Pedro's coming-of- In the mid 1930s the spanish fascist leader age gift to El Cid was his pick of a horse Francisco Franco tried to buy the sword but from an Andalusian herd. El Cid picked a with no luck. In 2007 the Autonomous Community of Castile and León bought the horse that his godfather thought sword for 1.6 million Euros, and it is was a weak, poor choice, causing currently on display at the Museum of the monk to exclaim "Babieca!" Burgos. (stupid!) Hence, it became the name of El Cid's horse. Another legend states that in Charlton Heston playing the role a competition of battle to of “El Cid” in the 1961 Movie of become King Sancho's the same name. Sophia Loren "Campeador", or champion, played his wife Doña Jimena, a knight on horseback Daughter of the Count slain by wished to challenge El Cid. EL Cid for insluting his father The King wished a fair fight and gave El Cid his finest Top Left:1864 Juan Vicens Cots horse, Babieca, or painting "La Primera hazaña de Bavieca. This El Cid" depicts a young Rodrigo version says Díaz showing his father Diego Babieca was Laínez the decapitated head of raised in the Count Lozano. Far Left: Cid r o y a l Campeador, a monument to El stables Cid in Seville, a copy of the o f sculpture by Anna Hyatt Seville Huntington a n d was a

Rodrigo then divided all the spoil among the noblemen and his other followers, and he set the five kings at liberty. These kings were so delighted with his magnanimity, that they promised to send him tribute, and became his vassals, calling him "El Seid"; that is, they acknowledged themselves dependent upon him as if he were a great king. So they returned to their own country. Thus Rodrigo had not only relieved his countrymen who were in distress, but he had won for himself allies and friends among the Moors themselves. From that time forward he began to have a great name among both the Spaniards and the Moors.

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Spanish actors You’ve may have seen them in various films but do you realise who they are and what they have achieved?

Javier Bardem

Antonio Banderas

Jordi Mollà

Born on the 1st March 1969 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the birth name Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem he is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

Born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. His father, Jose Dominguez, was a policeman in the Spanish civil guards. His mother, Doña Ana Banderas, was a school teacher.

Born in Barcelona on the 1st July, 1968, Jordi Mollà Perales is one of Spain's best-recognized artistic personalities, being an actor, director, painter and a writer.

During his teenage years, he acted in several TV series, played rugby for the Spanish National Team, and toured the country with an independent theatrical group. Javier's early film role as a sexy stud in the black comedy, Jamon Jamon (1992) (aka Ham Ham) propelled him to instant popularity. Filmography You would probably recognise him as the latest Bond villain in Skyfall but his villainy started in other notable movies such as No Country For Old Men (winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) in which he plays a ruthless hitman with a destinct hair cut.

Banderas began his acting studies at the School of Dramatic Art in Málaga, and made his acting debut at a small theatre in Málaga. Banderas's stage performances caught the attention of film director Pedro Almodóvar, who cast the young actor in his film debut: Labyrinth of Passion (1982). Filmography

Whilst the likes of the Zorro, Spy Kids & Shrek (voice of Puss in Boots) franchises reach greater audiences its good to remember some of his greater acting roles such as in Philadelphia alongside Tom Hanks or in Evita with Madonna. He was even in Interview It’s his spanish roles again though that With A Vampire! earn him high regard within the acting community. Winning Best Actor at Personally my favourites are his Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of Spanish roles like in The Skin I Live In of Uxbal in Biutiful or his early or his earlier cult action movies like performance in the racey Carne Desperado and Once Upon A Time In Tremula (Live Flesh). Mexico with Johnny Depp.

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Jordi has directed two short films and additionally has written two books. He has also exhibited his paintings at PicassoMio Galleries, at Sotheby's Gallery, Madrid (2007) and Galeria Carmen DE la Guerra, Madrid. A selftrained painter, for whom painting is an act of spontaneity. His works often surprise the viewer both with his ability to manage the media and with his power to express himself on canvas or paper. Filmography As an actor, he has worked in more than fifteen films but the critically acclaimed Blow with Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, was Jordi's debut film in Hollywood. This was followed shortly by his part as Hector Juan Carlos 'Johnny' Tapia in Bad Boys II It still remains that his background in Spain and his work with the influential directors there has made him a cultural icon.


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ROYAL ASCOT Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd June 2013 Ascot Racecourse itself is a famous English racecourse located in the small town of Ascot, Berkshire. It is primarily used for thoroughbred horse racing. It is one of the leading racecourses in the United Kingdom, hosting 9 of the UK's 32 annual Group 1 races.

It is now as famous for its fashion, fancy hats, elegant dress and a wonderful day out for all including the rich and famous. In fact the whole week looks just like a very big and fancy wedding with the men in top hat and tails and the women in the most glorious of outfits, especially on Ladies Day.

The original race meeting to take place at Ascot occurred on Saturday 11 August 1711. Her Majesty’s Plate, valued at 100 guineas and accessible to any horse, mare or gelding above the age of six, was the inaugural event. Each horse was forced to handle a quantity of weight of 12st and several runners participated.

There are only a handful sporting traditions that can compare to the rich heritage and historical past of Ascot Racecourse. Within the last 300 years Royal Ascot has proven itself as a national institution and the cornerstone of the British social calendar as well as being the ultimate backdrop for the very best racehorses in the entire world.

It was Queen Anne who first saw the potential for a racecourse at Ascot, which in those days was also known as East Cote. Whilst out horseback riding in 1711, she came upon a section of open heath, not far from Windsor Castle, that seemed a perfect place for horses to gallop and bound along at full speed.

This battle bore little likeness to racing seen at Ascot today. The seven horses were all English Hunters, incredibly different to the electrifying thoroughbreds that race on the flat now.

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The race comprised of three separate heats which were four miles long,

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each leg was about the extent of the Grand National course, so the winner would have been a horse with significant robustness. Unfortunately there is no record of the winner of the first Plate. Nowadays the practice does not change – the Queen Anne Stakes continues to be run in memory of the queen who founded the course almost three centuries ago. The authentic origin of the Royal Meeting is undefined, it was an event that morphed perhaps, rather than was launched at a particular time but the initial four day meeting happened in 1768. Arguably, the meeting as we know it today started to take shape with the induction of the Gold Cup in 1807. Royal Ascot was the only race meeting held at Ascot until 1939. Horses storm up the Straight Mile and Gold Cup day remains the primary race of the third day of Royal Ascot and is generally expected to be the busiest day of the week.

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Despite being established by a Queen and situated on Crown property, the supervision of Ascot has always been maintained on behalf of the Crown by a person appointed by the Monarch. In 1913, the Ascot Authority was founded by an Act of Parliament. His Majesty’s Representative became Chairman of the Authority with the Clerk of the Course acting as Secretary. Today, as Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited, Ascot maintains both these positions, but with the fresh appointment of trustees and non-executive directors, a Chief Executive and departmental directors, of which the Clerk of the Course, who is also Racing Director, is one. The Queen, as an enthusiast and breeder of racehorses takes a sharp interest in the races. Over the years The Queen has had great results with her own horses. The Jockeys riding Her Majesty’s horses can be distinguished because they wear The Queen’s racing colours. These are the same as those of King Edward VII and

George IV as Prince Regent – purple body with gold braid, scarlet sleeves and black velvet cap with gold fringe.

The Queen traditionally presents the Gold Cup, which, along with the Royal Hunt Cup and The Queen’s Vase. These three trophies are made every year and presented to winners to keep. Challenge Trophies, many of which are antique, are presented to the winners of the remaining races, and are returned after the year to be presented to the next winners.

HRH The Queen presenting the Gold Cup

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Sun, sand and sea! This is what package holidaymakers were promised when the first charter aircraft landed on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca back in the 1950's. Mallorca has so much more to offer aside from its beaches, bars and disco's of the south coast resorts

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The largest of the Balearic islands and boasting an average daily temperature of 28 degrees in summer and rarely dropping below 10 degrees in winter, Mallorca attracts over 10 million visitors each year. The best known resorts are probably Magalluf and Palma Nova in the south, particularly popular with the 18 -30 age group, with British themed bars, endless 'happy hours' and famous DJ's headlining at the many disco's. The most popular resort for family holidays is Alcudia on the northern coast with miles of sandy beaches. Mallorca is renowned for its wide range of accommodations to suit all budgets and selection of eateries, from cheap and cheerful British Style 'pub grub', to Michelin starred restaurants such as 'Tristan' in Puerto Portals. Mallorcan cuisine is tasty food adapted from traditional 'peasant dishes'. 'Sopas Mallorquin' is less of a soup and more of a thick stew with soaked bread, meat and vegetables. For lovers of offal, the delicious 'Frito Mallorquin' made with sweetbreads and vegetables is a real treat. A dish eaten at all Mallorcan dinner tables for centuries is 'Pa amb oli', rustic bread rubbed with oil, garlic and tomatoes served with a selection of sausages and cheese. A Mallorcan breakfast would not be

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complete without the famous 'Ensaimada' a highly calorific and addictive pastry swirl, dusted with powdered sugar. Travelling around the island, starting in the south; the town of Andratx sits at the bottom of the Tramontana mountains and boasts many luxury villas, some belonging to celebrities such as Claudia Shiffer and Tom Cruise. Between Palma Nova and the Capital Palma, is the marina of Portals Nous, with the port area lined with designer boutiques and restaurant terraces, serving delicious cuisine in a wonderful setting. Portals village is equally worth a visit and don't miss the opportunity to purchase a unique gift from the delightful 'Estudio 3' an 'Aladdin's cave' of quirky accessories and clothing. Palma itself is a cosmopolitan city, its history and stunning architecture can be traced back to the Roman and Byzantine Empires. The famous port is home to scores of amazing super yachts including those owned by Saudi royalty and Chelsea FC Oligarch , Roman Abramovich. Many top cruise liners are also regular visitors. The magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria dates back to the 13th century and is Palma's top tourist attraction. Other historical places of interest include the gothic Bellver Castle and the

Almudaina Palace which is the summer home of the Spanish royal family. Eating and drinking in Palma is a pastime in itself, I recommend an evening visit to Bar Abaco and experience the lavish decor and extensive cocktail list, order a gin and tonic and be prepared for a glass the size of a goldfish bowl! Finish your evening off in one of the many nearby tapas bars and select from the 100's of tasty dishes. The east coast of the island is, for the most part the quietest, with towns such as Santanyi where it appears time has stood still for centuries. Large hotels and apartment complexes can be found in the busier resorts, such as Cala'dor, Sa Coma and Cala Millor, but much of the eastern part of Mallorca is home to almond and olive groves and miles of picturesque countryside. The town of Manacor is famous for its factories producing 'Majorica' pearls which are exported worldwide.


The town's most famous resident is tennis star Rafael Nadal who grew up here. Don't miss a visit to the Cuevas del Drach and sail on the underwater lagoons styled by nature with stalactites and stalagmites. The north of the island boasts some of the best beaches. Resorts such as Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa are popular, with many hotels and apartments, plus an array of bars and restaurants. The very northernmost point of Mallorca is Formentor with a long rocky outcrop and rugged coves. The Hotel Formentor is a luxury 5 star resort with private beach, a haven for 'A-listers' seeking tranquillity away from prying eyes. The centre of the island is slightly more industrial but no less picturesque, the town of Inca is renowned for its weekly market, the largest on the island and also for its leather industry, in particular the famous 'Camper' brand of shoes. Further south is the town of Binissalem, the main wine producing area on the island, local grape the 'Manto Negro' is the main variety but the more well know Cabernet and Moscatel grapes are also grown here. Our 'virtual' tour ends back in Palma, the capital. Palma's modern international airport is the third largest in Spain. Flights from the Spanish mainland are generally good value. Fly direct to Palma from Alicante with Vueling or Air Berlin for as little as 70â‚Ź return. (Source skyscanner.com) Prefer to take your own car? A year round ferry service operates between Denia and Palma. Lodgings across the island are plentiful with something to suit all tastes. For family fun, the all inclusive Hotel Saturno in Alcudia is hard to beat, with unlimited access to the adjacent water park. Looking for a luxury romantic break? The stunning and minimalist Hotel Convent de la Missio in Palma's historical district will not disappoint. Mountains and marinas, boasts and beaches, whether you are looking for an intimate destination for a long weekend, a family holiday, or even a fun party break, Mallorca has something for everyone and will draw you back time and time again.

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The Courses SOUTH COURSE 18 holes, par 73 Designer: Robert D. Putman / Arnold Palmer

La Manga is very close to Murcia’s San Javier airport and is a superb venue for golf, leisure and relaxation.

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Originally designed by Robert Putman in 1971 and subsequently remodelled in 1992 by Arnold Palmer, La Manga Club's South Course was completely refurbished in 2004.

With beautiful hotels, swimming pools, bars and restaurants, it has everything for the golfer, tennis player or cricketer and their families with many professional and National teams using the superb facilities on offer.

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NORTH COURSE 18 holes, Par 71 Designer: Robert D. Putman

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The Bikini It seems somewhat amazing that the bikini, that sexily scant swimsuit that has become such a cultural icon in the U.S. and elsewhere, could have been in existence for only a mere 60 years. Surely the outfit that has so completely taken over the world´s beaches and swimming pools and become such an entrenched part of its culture has a longer history than just six decades. Interestingly enough, depending upon how one defines the term “bikini,” it actually has a history that reaches back thousands of years.

The bikini’s history begins far back in early civilization. Based on evidence from Roman mosaics and murals, historians have long believed that the bikini was popular swimming attire for ancient Roman women. In a time when cultural and moral norms were much more lax than they are today, the bikini was right at home. However, some historians believe that the bikini was actually in existence long before ancient Rome. In recent decades, cave excavators have discovered Minoan wall paintings from approximately 1600 B.C. that show a two-piece outfit strikingly similar to the modern-day bikini. In the paintings, women involved in a type of gymnastic exercise are wearing costumes that could easily be mistaken for twentieth century bikinis. This rendition of the bikini from more than 3,600 years ago attests to its tremendous staying power in popular fashion. Although archaeological evidence points to the existence of the bikini long before the twentieth century, documented history of the modern bikini begins the summer after the close of World War II. As France recovered from the reeling effects of the war on its home soil, Jacques Heim, a fashion designer from the popular beach resort of Cannes, was busily working on his latest style invention, a two-piece swimsuit of a very revealing nature. Heim debuted his creation in a local beach shop in the early summer of 1946. He named the swimsuit the “Atome” in honor of the recently discovered atom, the smallest particle of matter yet detected. He then sent skywriters over Cannes’ beaches, announcing that the Atome, “the world’s smallest bathing suit,” was now available for purchase. Heim may have become more than just a small footnote in the bikini’s history if it were not for the timely invention and superior christening skills of a French mechanical engineer turned swimsuit designer, Louis Reard. Just three weeks after Heim unveiled his Atome creation, Reard brought out a remarkably similar swimsuit to be sold along the French Riviera. His swimsuit also contained just two scant pieces of cloth that revealed a woman’s back and navel for the first time in the modern era. Reard named his swimsuit the “bikini,” taking the name from the Bikini Reef, one of a series of islands in the South Pacific where testing on the new atomic bomb was occurring that summer. Historians assume Reard termed his swimsuit the “bikini” because he believed its revealing style would create reactions among people similar to those created by America’s atomic bomb in Japan just one summer earlier. Whether this was his true reason or not, the bikini name stuck, and Reard went down in history as the inventor of the popular two-piece swimsuit. Reard’s bikini was introduced to U.S. markets in 1947, just one year after its debut in France. While consumers were certainly curious about the scandalously small amount of fabric that comprised the bikini, initial sales of the swimsuit were slow. Many Americans were shocked by its scantiness, and the bikini was even outlawed as a form of public attire in many U.S. cities. At most beaches and swimming pools, the bikini is by far the most popular swimsuit style worn today. Of course, the bikini has gone through several style evolutions during its 60-year history, ranging from the outrageous topless monokini of the 1960s to the more modest tankini of recent years.

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San Juan 20th - 24th June San Juan's night is full of bonfires, fireworks, music, dancing, sardines and bread. It's the welcome to summer, and its celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year which is the 21st June (summer solstice) Many towns, cities or villages celebrate this first Summer Fiesta. All the celebrations share some things in common, yet each also has its peculiarity. In cities and towns, particularly those close to the sea, the celebration is very important. Lalín, in Galicia, celebrates O Corpiño, during which people touch an image to botar fora o meigallo, to take out bad things. In Alicante's Fogueres de Sant Joan, hundreds of bonfires burn all over the city during the night. In Palamós and Roses (Girona), fireworks and bonfires are made on the beach,

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while in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the people build bonfires of waste products, and after the burn, bathe in the sea, which they have filled with fruits and flowers. Bonfires, fire and water are the protagonists of the night. Men and women, young people and children, all dedicate their days and afternoons to the preparation of bonfires. According to tradition, if people jump three times over a bonfire on San Juan's night, they will be cleansed and purified, and their problems burned away. Another tradition, especially for women, requires the women of the house to prepare perfumed water combining the scents of seven plants - among them rosemary, roses and laurel - and to bathe or wash their faces in the water, again to purify themselves for the new season.


Moors & Christians This festival is more popular in the East of Spain, in Andalucia in the provinces of Granada and Almeria, It takes place on different many days through out the year depending on the locality. Check your local community for more details and dates. The origins are obviously the battles following the reconquest on the XVI and XVII century. The usual format for the fiesta is first a procession of the Moors and the

Christians, then a theatrical enactment of verbal attacks and rejections by both groups, a battle enactment with skirmishes and dances, the conversion or the death of the moors, and finally homage to the patron saint. Nowadays with greater affluence the uniforms are more spectacular. The Christians wear the uniforms of the soldiers of the re-conquest. The moors wear basic short sleeved cotton jackets.

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Disco • Karaoke • Theme Nights Weddings & Parties • Live Entertainment

Hi my name is Lee Jay and I love music. Yes, I really do - all types of music from rock to swing, from opera to blues, from hip hop and grime to country.... just bring it on. I hope to be able, through this page, to bring you some info on new music from all genres and one that could yours. So lets start with a new album called “Caught in the Act” from country rock artist Eric Church... The album is mainly live and features a recording made over a couple of nights in the USA at an open-air concert in Chattanooga. What a concert, the energy and power from both the band and the audience jumps out of the speakers. I get sent quite a few albums with a view to playing them on air and usually I listen to them in the car, this one nearly blew the roof off. If you want a comparison somewhere between Queen and ACDC through Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen. Mix that lot together and you will be getting close.

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I was lucky enough to catch up with Eric whilst he was in the UK performing on the TV show Later With Jools. He really is a good guy to chat to and the awesome low down country singing voice he has is the same as the speaking voice. We chatted about his rock influence’s and how when Eric was awarded his C.M.A. award in Nashville it was James Hetfield of Metalica who made the presentation. The stand out tracks for me have to be “Drink in my Hand” & “Jack Daniels” and the single which was released last year “Springsteen”. If you like your Country with hard edge and a no nonsense attitude then this is an album you really ought to lend an ear to. Visit www.ericchurch.com for more info and tour dates. Enjoy! Poppa Lee Jay

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Things to do...Places to see...GRANADA Alhambra Palace

Where and how to get a ticket to visit the Alhambra: General information about the tickets • The ticket is only valid for the day indicated when it was purchased. • Due to the great demand of tickets and to the restriction of the number of visitors per day, advance booking is recommended. • Entry to the areas accessible to visitors is limited to the relevant time of the purchased type of ticket: Daytime visit and Evening or Night- time visit. • Entry to the Nasrid Palaces is limited to the time slot of half an hour indicated on each ticket. There is no special restriction to entry to the Generalife and to the Alcazaba. • Due to the number of visitors, arriving earlier to the Monument is recommended. • Once inside, visitors may stay there until the Monument closes. • Visitors should leave the Monument at the closing time. About Nasrid Palaces Visit: The access to the Nasrid Palaces is different from the rest of the monument, because it is strictly limited to the half- hour indicated on the ticket due the restrictions on maximum capacity in this area (300 people). If you do not visit the Palaces within the half- hour indicated, you will loose the right to visit, although you can visit the rest of the Monument. Do not forget that the visit to the Nasrid Palaces finishes an hour before the closing time, and it takes at least 30 minutes, so you should visit the Generalife and the Alcazaba before. Types of tickets: There are three types of tickets: Daytime visit, Garden visit and Evening or Night time visit. The Daytime visits and the Garden visits are divided into morning shift and afternoon turns (Visit the Alhambra timetables section for more details. Daytime visit: • This visit includes the areas of the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, the Generalife, the Mosque baths and Gardens. • The visits are divided into two turns: • Morning (Monday to Sunday): 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

• Afternoon (Monday to Sunday): 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (October 15th through March 14th) and 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 (March 15th through October 14th) • Visit the Alhambra timetables section for more details. Evening or Night time visit: • There are two kinds of night visits: the night visit around the Nasrid Palaces and the night visit around the Gardens. • These visits are independent and incompatible because they take place at the same time. • This ticket does not include the visit of the Monument during the daytime. • Maximum capacity: 400 people. • The visit times are: • The Nasrid Palaces visit • October 15th through March 14th (Friday to Saturday): 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • March 15th through October 14th (Tuesday to Saturday): 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. • The Gardens visit: • October 15th through November 14th: Friday and Saturday, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • March 15th through May 31st, September 1st through October 14th: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. • Visit the Alhambra timetables section for more details. Garden visit: • This ticket provides only the access to the main gardens of the monument during the daytime visit. • Visitors may access to the following gardens: • Alhambra: Walk of the Cypresses (Paseo de los Cipreses), Unirrigated Land (Secano), Saint Francis´Gardens (Jardines de San Francisco.) • Alcazaba: Garden of the Ramparts (Jardines de los Adarves.) • The Partal: Portico of the Palace, Gardens and Walks, Rauda, Palace of Yusuff III, Tower Walk. • Generalife: Lower Gardens and High Gardens. • It is also possible to visit those places that have been designated as "area of the month", as long as these areas are included within the itineraries allowed by this ticket. • These places have not got a specific time to access, so visitors may visit it during the morning or afternoon turn indicated in the ticket.

The visit times are: • Morning Ticket (Monday to Sunday): 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Afternoon Ticket (Monday to Sunday), October 15th through March 14th: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Afternoon Ticket (From Monday to Sunday), March 15th through October 14th: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. IMPORTANT: The Daytime visit includes all the areas of the Garden visit. The Garden Visit only includes part of the public areas. Prices: • Daytime visit: 13.00 € • Evening or Night to Nasrid Palace: 8.00 € • Evening or Night time visit to Gardens: 5.00 € • Garden visit: 7.00 € • Blue circular pass: 15.00 € Pass to evening time visit to Nasrid Palace and the next day pass to a daytime visit to Gardens, Alcazaba and the Generalife. • Red circular pass: 100.00 € 15 visits to the Alhambra and the Generalife throughout one year: 10 daytime visits and 5 nightime visits. • Senior citizens (aged 65 years and over) and pensioners from the European Union: 9.00 € A justification of retirement must be presented. • Euro <26 and Euro <30 Card holders: 9.00 € • Children between 12 and 15 years old: 8.00 € • Children under 12: Free entry • Disabled (more than 33%): 8.00 € • Members of the International Council on Monuments and Historical Artistic Sites (ICOMOS) and of the International Council of Museums (ICOM): Free Entry

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Wimbledon fortnight conjurs up the thought of the start of Summer, strawberries & cream, Robinsons Barley Water, constant rain, Cliff Richard singing and that’s before anyone thinks about this wonderful tennis tournament. History Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and probably the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club, SW18 London since 1877. It is the one grand slam event that is held on grass, the games original surface which gave the game its original name of “lawn tennis” Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors, the eating of strawberries and cream by the spectators, and Royal patronage. The tournament is also notable for the absence of sponsor advertising around the courts. In 2009, Wimbledon's Centre Court was fitted with a retractable roof to lessen the loss of playing time due to rain. Ball Boys and Girls In the championship games, ball boys and girls, known as BBGs, play a crucial role in the smooth running of the tournament, with a brief that a good BBG "should not be seen. They should blend into the background and get on with their jobs quietly." From 1947 ball boys were supplied by Goldings, the only Barnardos school

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Tradition Previously, players bowed or curtsied to members of the Royal Family seated in the Royal Box upon entering or leaving Centre Court. In 2003, however, the President of the All England Club, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, decided to discontinue the tradition. Now, players to provide them. Previous to are required to bow or curtsy only if this, from the 1920s onwards, the ball boys had been provided HRH Prince of Wales, or Her Majesty the Queen is present, as was in by The Shaftsbury Children's practice during the 2010 Home. Since 1969, BBGs have been provided by local schools. As Championships when the Queen was of 2008 they are drawn from schools in attendance at Wimbledon on 24th June. in the London boroughs of Merton, Sutton, Kingston, and Wandsworth, as On 27th June 2012, Roger Federer well as from Surrey. Traditionally, Wandsworth Boys Grammar School in said in his post-match interview that he and his opponent had been asked Sutherland Grove, Southfields and to bow towards the Royal Box as Mayfield Girls School on West Hill in Wandsworth, both now defunct, were Prince Charles and his wife were present, saying that that was no the schools of choice for selection of problem for him. BBGs. This was possibly owing to their proximity to the All England Club, For over 70 years, the BBC has BBGs have an average age of 15, broadcast the tournament on being drawn from the school years nine and ten. The will serve for one, or television in the UK, starting in 1937. if re-selected, two tournaments only. Tickets The majority of centre and show court tickets sold to the general public are made available by a public ballot that the All England Club holds at the start of the year. A ballot for tickets has been held since 1924, through the All England Lawn and Tennis Club and has always been substantially oversubscribed. Successful applicants are selected at random by a computer. The most recent figures from 2011 suggested there were 4 applicants to every 1 ballot ticket, so a large number of applications are not successful.


Applications must be posted to AELTC by mid December, the year prior to the tournament. Many apply immediately after the end of each year´s tournament. Seats and days are allocated randomly so you are unable to choose the specific court or day that you would like. Also Ballot tickets are not transferrable, if you are unable to use your ballot tickets you should return them to Wimbledon where they can be re-allocated or sold to the waiting queue on the day.

On the Womens side Martina Navratilova has won 9 singles titles including 6 on the trot from 1982. Navratilova and Billie Jean King have both won the most Wimbledon tournaments with success in 20 including singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

Frederick John "Fred" Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) was a championship-winning English tennis and table tennis player and even if you don´t remember him as a tennis player I am sure most of you have purchased one of his polo shirts in your youth. He was the last Brit to win the men´s

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Players Pete Sampras from the USA and Swiss born Roger Federer are the most succesful mens singles players with 7 championships each. Roger Federer and Bjorn Borg hold the record for winning 5 consectutive championships Federer from 2003 – 2007 and Borg from 1976 – 1980. Roger Federer singles at Wimbledon in 1936, but everyone has high hopes for Andy Murray to emulate him this year Wimbledon very rarely gets by without any rain over the fortnight but obviously with the new roof it now disrupts less of the major matches and therefore no need for Cliff Richard to entertain the crowd as he famously did in 1996.

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HERO DOGS SERGEANT STUBBY Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America's first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months 'over there' and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants. Back home his exploits were front page news of every major newspaper. Stubby served with the 102nd Infantry, 26th (Yankee) Division in the trenches in

BRIN A stray that helped save the lives of two soldiers in Afghanistan and survived capture by the Taliban is one of five canine heroes chosen to help launch this year’s dog show. Brin, a local breed known as a Koochee Tiger, was adopted by the British army when he was found starving and abandoned outside a base in Helmand in 2010. The soldiers discovered he had an in-born talent for sniffing out danger and soon he began accompanying patrols around the area. It was during these patrols that he saved the livesof two soldiers when he barked to alert them to a hidden bomb that would have killed them. He was later captured by the Taliban during a raid and remained with them until later that year when a daring mission was mounted by Afghanistan Special Forces against the Taliban and Brin was found. His plight was still not over, and he faced being left behind and killed when the unit flew home, so a campaign that went worldwide was mounted to save him and he was bought back to the UK by Nowzad Dogs Charity. Brin now tours the country with his new owner, Sally Baldwin, raising money to help the shelter in Afghanistan. Ms Baldwin, of Hailsham, East Sussex, said: “Brin has been through so much but

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incoming artillery shells before humans could — became very adept at letting his unit know when to duck for cover. He was solely responsible for capturing a German spy in the Argonne. Following the retaking of Château-Thierry by the France for 18 months and participated in US, the thankful women of the town four offensives and 17 battles. He entered made Stubby a chamois coat on which combat on February 5, 1918 at Chemin des were pinned his many medals. At the end Dames, north of Soissons, and was under constant fire, day and night for over a month. of the war, Conroy smuggled Stubby In April 1918, during a raid to take Schieprey, home. Stubby was wounded in the foreleg by the retreating Germans throwing hand grenades. He was sent to the rear for convalescence, and as he had done on the front was able to improve morale. When he recovered from his wounds, Stubby returned to the trenches. After being gassed himself, Stubby learned to warn his unit of poison gas attacks, located wounded soldiers in no man's land, and — since he could hear the whine of

this never stopped him being loyal, loving and brave. “Despite being left starving and abandoned, he found new humans to love and saved the soldiers’ lives. “Having survived being captured by the Taliban, he came back to the UK and made the most loving pet. He is one in a million.”

THEO British soldiers and military dogs gathered at a London army barracks to honor a fallen hero with selfless courage, nerves of steel — and four legs. Theo, a bomb-sniffing springer spaniel who died in Afghanistan on the day his soldier partner was killed, was posthumously honored with the Dickin Medal, Britain's highest award for bravery by animals. Theo worked alongside Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, searching for roadside bombs in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold. Tasker, 26, died in a firefight with insurgents in March 2011, and Theo suffered a fatal seizure hours later. Tasker's mother, Jane Duffy, says the pair were inseparable. She's convinced Theo died of a broken heart. "They'll be watching us, and they'll be so proud," she said. "I just wish they were here to get it themselves."


"Not just a shrunken iPad" according to Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. At 7.2mm thick and weighing just 0.68lbs it's small enough to hold in just one hand. Compatible with all the software and apps, designed for its "big brother" the iPad 4, this new addition to the Apple stable is perfect for emailing, surfing the web, communicating via its "Facetime" HD camera and managing all your photos. Available in 16gb, 32gb and 64gb models with super high speed WIFI and in the traditional black or white, prices start from around £269.

Kindle Fire HD Primarily launched as Amazons new and exciting "e-reader" (or for the layman electronic book reader!) the keenly priced Kindle Fire HD offers much more! Some of the features include; dual band WIFI, high definition colour screen, Dolby stereo sound, access to videos, games, music and apps, extra long battery life over 11 hours, plus 5gb of storage for documents, e-books and photos. Prices from £159 make the Kindle Fire HD very affordable as compared to an all singing all dancing traditional tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Camera This clever Camera/Smart Device hybrid "cuts out the middle man" and lets you share and upload photos without connecting to a PC. Featuring connectivity via 3G or WIFI, pre loaded Android apps, a whopping 21x optical zoom lens and built in GPS this neat camera delivers photo taking and editing capabilities far superior to that of most smartphones. For £359 you can snap away at your leisure then with one click, share your photos on social network sites or directly to your friends and family via email!

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pair of sunglasses seems so simple - it's two pieces of tinted glass or plastic in some sort of plastic or metal frame. How much more straightforward can something get? It turns out that there are many different things you can do with two pieces of glass, and these things can have a big effect on you when you use the lenses. When you buy a pair of cheap sunglasses, you often give up all of these benefits and can even make things worse. For example, if your sunglasses offer no UV protection, you increase your exposure to UV rays. The cheap sunglasses block some of the light, causing your iris to open to allow more light in. This lets in more of the UV light as well, increasing the damage UV light can cause to the retina. So there is a difference. Buying the right pair of good sunglasses for the conditions in which you use them gives you maximum protection and performance.

provide protection from ultraviolet rays in sunlight. 1 Sunglasses Ultraviolet (UV) light damages the cornea and the retina. Good sunglasses can eliminate UV rays completely. provide protection from intense light. When the eye 2 Sunglasses receives too much light, it naturally closes the iris. Once it has closed the iris as far as it can, the next step is squinting. If there is still too much light, as there can be when sunlight is reflecting off of snow, the result is damage to the retina. Good sunglasses can block light entering the eyes by as much as 97 percent to avoid damage. provide protection from glare. Certain surfaces, such as 3 Sunglasses water, can reflect a great deal of light, and the bright spots can be distracting or can hide objects. Good sunglasses can completely eliminate this kind of glare using polarization (we'll discuss polarization later). eliminate specific frequencies of light. Certain frequencies 4 Sunglasses of light can blur vision, and others can enhance contrast. Choosing the right color for your sunglasses lets them work better in specific situations.

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In his very first book, Alan tells his life story, (‘oh and what a life’) with his unique twist of natural, observational humour. With his tongue-in-cheek, end of pier humour that made him famous, Alan describes an ordinary life in bursts of technicolour. His journey from awkward schoolboy hiding his man-boobs on the pitch, drinking tea with the dinner ladies and working in a call centre, to becoming one of our best-loved comedians likened to the great Frankie Howard, make his book a guaranteed tickler with a laugh-out-loud gag on every page.

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Wine come

with me

by Adele Land

Out with the old in with the new

Debated by experts for years and with a divide greater than that between supporters of Manchester United and Manchester City, the new world wine versus old world wine argument rages on. Whether you're a 'Cabernet quaffer' or a 'Shiraz supper' you will have your favourite tipple and probably don't care from where, or which grape it originated, but for many connoisseurs, new world wines are thought of as imposters and the scourge of viniculture. So, what's the difference? Well these days, not much! Many advances have been made in new world wine production and a Californian Chardonnay can certainly hold its own with a more traditional French Chablis. A few decades ago when new wines started to break through from regions such as South America, South Africa and Australia, sommeliers would turn their noses up at the lack of maturity these newcomers held and even today many top restaurants in Europe still favour the 'old world' for their wine lists. New world producers have clear advantage over traditional European vineyards, with better climates. While European growers struggle with severe fluctuations in temperatures, unreliable patterns of rainfall and shorter cooler summers, new world wine countries enjoy long

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warm summers, and winters with just the right amount of precipitation. These factors contribute to fuller bodied wines with a lower acidity, exactly what the wine connoisseurs would look for in the perfect 'drop'.

Californians are fiercely proud of their wines and hold an annual wine festival to celebrate the industry. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger famously declared September as 'California wine month'.

Californian wines were the first non-European varieties to break into the mainstream with the fruity flavours of Pinot Noir and Merlot. The main wine producing regions in Northern California such as Sonoma and Napa, enjoy a warm dry climate with plenty of sunshine and can certainly compete against Bordeaux or Rioja.

South African wine production, although classed as new world , actually dates back to the 1600s. Modern wine production in the region has been influenced by European techniques and the main wine growing areas such as Stellenbosch and Constantia share a similar climate to Spain and Portugal with warm summers and mild wetter winters.

The white wines of California tend to be crisper and fresher than their French counterparts and although strictly a 'blush' (never rose) 'white' Zinfandel continues to grow in popularity especially as a light lunchtime wine with a lower alcohol content. Californian Chardonnay is less 'oaky' than the French version and enjoys a light fruity flavour. Probably the most well known producer of Californian wine is the Gallo winery in the Napa Valley, founded by brothers Ernest and Julio in 1933.

Pinotage is one of the most widely produced red grape varieties in the southern cape, coming second to the popular Cabernet Sauvignon. South African white is marginally less popular than red with Chenin Blanc dominating this section of the market. With great improvements in winemaking methods, combined with the perfect climate, shelter from the vast mountain ranges and the ocean winds keeping vine diseases at bay South Africa is now one on the


top 10 wine producing countries in the world. Wine has also added to the flourishing tourist industry with thousands of visitors travelling from across the globe to visit the wineries in the breathtaking south western cape. The family of Nelson Mandela recently launched their own wine brand using the famous family name, although Mandela himself prefers a sweet dessert wine.

In the 1980s Australian wine was the butt of many jokes, cheap and easy to drink but lacking in the sophistication of European wines. Popular with students and the younger generation, Aussie wines only became more mainstream in the early 90's when the light buttery Chardonnay became the favourite after work tipple of the so called yuppies and city workers. Toward the end of the century, Australian imports became a familiar sight on supermarket shelves with the rich heady Shiraz and robust Cabernet being the best know antipodean reds. Wine in Australia is grown in almost every region even in the tropical northern territories but the most well know varieties are those from the cooler temperate regions of the southeast.

Wine production in Chile was heavily influenced in the 16th century by the Spanish Conquistadors who introduced grapes from the 'old country' and vineyards were tended by Jesuit Priests. Chile's main wine regions get the necessary water from melting snow from the Andes and because of this the best producing regions are at the foothills of the mountain where the climate is similar to that of California or southern Spain. The main red wines of Chile are the fruity Cabernet Sauvignon and smooth Merlot, white wine from the region is less well know but Chilean Chardonnay has improved and is becoming a popular export.

Wolf Blass and Rosemount Estates are familiar brands widely available across Europe. Today, Australia is the fourth largest wine producer with 750 million litres exported internationally each year. New Zealand's wine production is predominantly of the white variety, in fact many wine critics consider the country's Sauvignon Blanc to be the best in the world. One critic commented that having your first glass of this crisp white wine is 'like having sex for the first time'! Most New Zealand vineyards are located in the mountainous centre of the country which has wetter winters than most new world wine countries, the perfect environment for white grapes, but one shouldn't overlook the extremely palatable Pinot Noir the country's most popular red. Other new world wine countries include central and south America with Chile at the forefront.

So while the so called 'wine buffs' continue the old world versus new world debate, let us drink our wine rather than waste time talking about it. Who cares how far it travelled, Bordeaux or Brisbane, Tuscany or Tasmania? In the words of US Founding Father and wine lover Benjamin Franklin: "Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy!" Cheers! Most New World Wines mentioned in this article are available in Iceland, larger supermarkets stocking UK products and Lidl have an excellent range.

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The many faces of Marbella...

Sandro Morelli

Proud owner of the world famous Villa Tiberio Restaurant on the Golden Mile Marbella. The fascinating life story of Sandro Morelli could have come from a â&#x20AC;&#x153;rags to richesâ&#x20AC;? Jeffrey Archer novel, however his story is real and not fiction. Post war Italy in the 50s was in a terrible state with abject poverty and unemployment everywhere, Sandro, aged 18 and with a few shillings in his pocket, emigrated to London not to seek a fortune but to earn enough to support his starving family. Within a few years, after working as a kitchen hand, bottle washer and waiter, Sandro landed a great job as night manager for the 24 hour restaurant within the Cavendish hotel. Alcohol sales had to stop at midnight but the crafty Sandro used to serve the odd Gin and tonic to his clients hidden in a coffee cup. With the tips earned from his grateful guests which included Lords, Princes, famous actors & singers etc. he had saved enough to start his own business and opened the first Barberella restaurant, which within just a few months, was fully booked every night. Adding more restaurants, Sandro sold up in 1986 and looked to warmer climes than London. Sean Connery, a former grateful guest, suggested that Sandro look at Marbella as a venue for his next venture. The advice was taken and in early 1989 he became the owner of an old dilapidated Villa with over 7000 square metres of overgrown land. Villa Tiberio is somewhat different these days. The gardens are immaculately maintained costing over 125,000 euros a year to maintain, water features are in abundance as are the marble sculptures. All are illuminated in the evening giving a real feeling of an ancient Roman garden. The huge summer terrace is the best place to enjoy the delicious Italian fayre on a balmy summers evening. Villa Tiberio is a beautiful, opulent place to dine but is in no way stuffy. Famous footballers and actors dine alongside Aunt Nellies 90th birthday party. The staff are really friendly and most of the waiters appear to be budding opera stars judging by their rendition of Happy Birthday!

On visiting Villa Tiberio you are likely to be greeted by Sandro himself and more likely to receive a personal table visit and an interesting chat. Sandro, despite his success and wealth is still very much hands on regarding the day to day running of the restaurant. He is passionate about fund raising and has raised through his benefit evenings over 200,000 euros in six years for the Great Ormond Street childrens hospital and local cancer hospices. Sandro attributes his success to optimism, hard work and not to be too trusting of others. These traits he has passed onto his two sons, Carlo and Marco, who have owned and run several successful restaurants in the Puerto Banus/Marbella area. Their latest project will see a new restaurant opening in June located by the ancient Roman bridge within the Puente Romano complex. Next year will be the 25th anniversary for Villa Tiberio, a rare feat for any restaurant in these uncertain times. Sandro firmly believes that consumer options are being reduced due to price pressure and he for one will never drop the high standards of quality and service he maintains regardless of the economic crisis.

Just some of the great statues & water features found in and around the gardens of Villa Tiberio.

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VILLA TIBERIO R E S TAU R A N T E

"What we are trying to do is offer the best that Spain produces, which our chefs incorporate into the Italian and international recipes." The pasta is home made, the sauces rich and full of flavour, the osso bucco, made with Dutch veal, is finger licking good. Even the fettuccine salmone is made with the finest Scottish smoked salmon. Capesanti e gamberoni alla thermidor (scallops and jumbo prawns served in a cream and brandy sauce); porchetta alla Villa Tiberio (crispy roast suckling pig): anitra all'orange (duck baked with orange and curaรงao liqueur) plus baby lamb braised in Barola wine are only a few of the signature dishes that have made the restaurant such a popular rendezvous. From the time our parking attendant greets you, to you walking through perfumed pergolas leading to the entrance of our internationally renowned restaurant, we want you to savour the sensations that dining at Villa Tiberio bring. Owned and run by fabled restaurateur, Sandro Morelli (ex Ritz and Cavendish Hotels in London and the former owner of Fulham Road's legendary Barbarella 1 and 11 restaurants), Villa Tiberio is not just a fabulous eatery, it is a meeting place. Royalty, diplomats, and international celebrities could just as easily be dining at the next table as holidaymakers or local residents.

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For Reservations & Bookings: Tel: (0034) 952 77 17 99 www.villatiberio.com E-Mail: rest.villatiberio@hotmail.com

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Open 7 Days a week from June to September Villa Tiberio - Carretera N-340, Km. 178.5 (Next to Marbella Club), Marbella - Costa del Sol - Spain

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With this new food and gourmet section we hope to bring you all the best of the local restaurants, bars, hotels and cafes to make the decision of where to eat and drink a much easier task. Presented by location and by cooking style it should be a breeze to find the perfect establishment. Not on the list? please e-mail: info@smartmagazine.com to be included in the next edition.

American Diners Peggy Sue’s Av. Acera de la Marina, p.3 +34 952 775 611

Arabic Food Marie’s Deli Urb. Carolina Park. Loc 2 +34 952 867 570

Bar El Luca C/Fuengirola (La Bajadilla) Local 17 +34 952 775 118 California C/ Málaga, 2. Edf. Sol +34 952 866 752

La Lonja Esquina Av. Antonio Belón con Av. Miguel Cano +34 952 865 532 La Red Playa de La Fontanilla +34 952 821 450

Cervecería La Coquina Avd. Alfredo Palma, blq. 17, Edif Campomar +34 952 868 214

La Relojera C/ Fuengirola, 16. Puerto Pesquero. +34 952 771 447

Ciaboga C/ Valdés, 6 +34 952 773 743

Los Cañizos C/ Guadalete, 14 +34 952 865 550

Cofradía de Pescadores C/ Guadalete +34 952 772 247

Marisquería La Pesquera Plaza Victoria +34 952 765 170

Eddy & Marisa’s Urb. Coral Beach. The Golden Mile +34 952 787 496

Perla Blanca Urb. White Pearl Beach (playa Hotel D. Carlos) +34 952 835 914

El Patio de Mariscal C/Virgen de los Dolores, 3 (Casco Antiguo) +34 952 867 701

Puerto Playa C/ Bajadilla s/n +34 952 860 01

El Timonel C/ Notario Luis Oliver 19 +34 952 771 311

Restaurante Bar Diamante Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, 3 +34 952 863 626

Europa Playa Fontanilla, Arco no. 3 +34 952 900 823

Sociedad de Pesca Deportiva Pto Deportivo. Bajo Club Naútico. +34 952 775 438

Hacienda Patagónica C/ Acera de la Marina, 2 +34 952 900 968

Freiduria La Venus Puerto Deportivo, junto al Club Náutico +34 952 901 373

French Cuisine

Tanguito C/ Buitrago 2 +34 952 863 520

Freiduría Miraflores Avda. del Mercado 22 +34 952 826 802

Fish Restaurants

Hermanos Haro Pto Deportivo. Local 4 +34 952 770 415

Indian Restaurants

La Barca Paseo Marítimo 15 +34 952 824 459

Bawarchi Virgen del Pilar 13. Local 2 +34 952 867 621

Argentinian Food Abrasa BBQ Calle de la Haza del Mesón +34 952 771 997 Clericó C/ Antonio Belón, 22 +34 952 765 683

Altamirano Plaza Altamirano +34 952 824 932

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Casamono Estébanez Calderón 19 +34 952 774 578 Casanis C/ Ancha 8 +34 952 900 450


Bollywood Avd. del Prado 4. Nueva Andalucía +34 952 906 748

Da Bruno Pasta Av. Ricardo Soriano, 27 +34 952 860 348

La Fontanilla Pablo Casals 10 +34 952 821 498

Saffron Restaurant Urbanización Parque Elviria, 1 (Las Chapas) +34 952 830 146

Da Fabio Urb. El Rosario +34 952 833 467

La Fonte Delle Streghe C/ Nueva 1 (Plaza de los Naranjos) +34 952 860 051

Entre Olivos Jacinto Benavente, 5 +34 655 853 395

La Gioconda Paseo Marítimo - Marbella +34 952 862 514

Italian Restaurants

Fondue Lounge CC Pinares de Elviria +34 952 839 347

L’oro di Napoli Paseo Maritimo +34 952 900 972

Corleone Avenida de Arias Maldonado S/N +34 952 77 153

IL Cantuccio Callejón Santo Cristo 3 +34 952 770 492

Los Farolillos C/ Galveston 6 +34 952 867 317

Da Bruno a Casa Urb. Marbella Mar, local 1 +34 952 857 521

Il Tartufo Plza. Tetuán 9, bajo +34 951 087 323

Mamma Angela Virgen del Pilar, 17 +34 952 924 740

Da Bruno Cabopino Crta. Nacional N-7 KM 194.7 (Salida Cabopino) +34 952 83 191

iThaila - Italian / Thai Avda. La Fontanilla, 6 +34 627 742 879

Mamma Gina Edif. Palacio de Congresos +34 952 764 17

Taj Mahal C/ Los Jazmines 17 +34 952 814 719

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Italian Restaurants... Mas Que Pizza Avda. Antonio Belón, nº 17 +34 952 775 796 Momo C/ Tetu†n 7 - Marbella +34 632 090 427 New Casa Nostra C/ Camilo JosÇ Cela, 12 +34 952 825 415 Pinzimonio Pinares de Elviria, Local 8 (Las Chapas) +34 952 839 165 Pizza Italia C/ Ntra. Sra. de Gracia 11 +34 619 559 178 Restaurante Peperoncino C/ Ortega y Gasset, 87 +34 606 837 855 Roberto Beach Club, Hotel Puente Romano, +34 952 820 900 Rosmarino C.C. Pinares de Elviria s/n. (Las Chapas) +34 952 850 148 Stuzzikini C/ Alderete 5. Casco antiguo +34 952 775 994 Trattoria Antigua Marbella C/ Virgen de los Dolores 3 +34 952 867 701 Tutti Gusti Paseo Marítimo de Marbella s/n Junto al Faro +34 609 516 940 Villa Tiberio Crta. 340 Km. 178 +34 952 771 799

International Cuisine Albert’s Puerto de Cabopino +34 952 836 886 Babilonia Ctra. de Istán km. 0,7 +34 952 828 861

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Beckitt’s C/ Camilo JosÇ Cela, 4 +34 952 868 898 Bistró Floanes Avd. Las Cumbres. C.C. Elviria. +34 952 835 560 Bistró Paloma C7 Ortiz de Molinillo +34 952 777 247 Boulevard Temple Avenida Fontanilla, Esquina Paseo Maritimo +34 952 860 583 Costa Leisure Urbanizaci¢n El Rosario s/n. +34 952 834 205 Da Bruno Sul Mare Paseo Mar°timo, Edif. Skol +34 952 903 318 Don Quijote Urb. El Rosario. C/ Rosa Linda 2 +34 952 834 748 El Corzo Hotel Los Monteros. Ctra. 340 Km. 187 +34 952 861 199 Finca Besaya Urb. Río Verde Alto +34 952 861 382 Garum Paseo Marítimo +34 952 858 85 La Axarquía Paseo Marítimo +34 952 863 631

La Nueva Kaskada Chorreadero, 39. Urbanización La Montua +34 952 864 478 Pesquera de Faro Avd Duque de Ahumada. Paseo Marítimo +34 952 868 520 La Sala C/ Belmonte. Nva Andalucía. +34 952 814 145 La Skina C/ Aduar 12 - Marbella +34 952 765 277 Las Banderas C/ Dali. Urb. El Lido. Elviria +34 952 831 819 Le Papillon Urb. Playa Real, Las Chapas +34 952 834 113 Lola C/ Ortiz de Molinillos 14. Casco Antiguo +34 951 712 227 Los Papagayos Ctra. Cadiz Km 191,5 +34 952 831 106 Messina Avd Severo Ochoa 12 +34 679 770 062 Restaurante El Capitán C/ El Fuerte. Edf. Torre de Marbella +34 951 968 110 Restaurante El Lago Avd. Las Cumbres, S/N +34 952 832 371

La Cabane Hotel Los Monteros Ctra 340 Km 187 +34 952 861 199

Rio Real Gourmet Hotel Río Real +34 952 765 732

La Comedia Plaza de la Victoria (Casco Antiguo) +34 952 776 478

Sol de Europa Paseo Marítimo +34 952 770 933

La Farola del Faro LAvda. Antonio Belón, 26 +34 952 823 799

The Orange Tree Plaza General Chinchilla +34 952 924 613

La Muralla Plaza de la Iglesia de la Encarnación +34 951 968 074

Xemmon C/ Gregorio Marañon +34 952 770 534


Mexican Food Zapata Tex Mex in front of Marbella Club Hotel +34 952 867 283

Oriental Dining Asia Foo C.C. Pinares de Elviria. Local 18 (Las Chapas) +34 952 831 994 Dragón C/ Gregorio Marañon 4 +34 952 828 924

Calima C/ José Meliá s/n (Hotel Meliá Don Pepe) +34 952 764 252 Casa de la Era Ctra Ojén. Km 0,5 +34 952 770 625

Trocadero Arena N 340 É A7, Salida Torre Real, Playa Río Real +34 952 86 557

Casa del Corregidor Pza. Naranjos 6 +34 951 216 992

Venta Los Pacos Ctra. 340 Km. 179 +34 952 828 938

Casa Eladio C/ Virgen de los Dolores, 6 +34 952 770 083

Steak Houses

Golden Wok C/ Marbellamar, local 1 +34 952 866 840

D’Maria Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe. Km 179 +34 952 868 090

Katsura C/ Ramón Gómez de la Serna 5 +34 952 863 193

El Cortijo C/ Remedios 5 - Marbella +34 952 770 064

M. Wok Teppanyaky C.C. La Cañada, 2º planta +34 952 860 593

El Pozo Viejo Plaza Altamirano 3 (Casco Antiguo) +34 952 822 557

Mare Nostrum Avda. Antonio Belón 26 +34 952 778 091

La Cabaña General López Domínguez 5 +34 952 778 895

Sushi des Artistes Blvd. Príncipe Alfonso Hohenlohe. In front of Hotel Marbella Club +34 952 857 403

La Meridiana del Alabardero Camino de la Cruz s/n. +34 952 776 190

Tai Pan Puente Romano, Fase 2 +34 952 777 893 Takumi C.C. Plaza del Mar. Local 11 (Paseo Marítimo). +34 952 770 839

La Navilla C/Camilo José Cela C.C. Pza del Mar +34 952 862 085 La Tirana C/ Santa Ana, 13. Urb. La Merced Chica +34 952 863 424

Traditional Spanish

Los Espigones Playa Rodeo Beach Club, s/n. +34 952 817 680

Acebuche C/ Calvario 4 (Hotel Baviera) +34 952 772 950

Los Jarale Ctra. de Istán Km. 14 +34 952 869 942

Balcon de la Virgen C/ Remedios 2 +34 952 776 09

Marbella Patio C/ Virgen de los Dolores 4 (Casco Antiguo) +34 952 775 429

Buenaventura Plza. Iglesia, 5 +34 952 858 069

Témpora C/ Tetuán 9 - Marbella +34 952 857 933

Barbacoa La Pesquera Urb. Alhambra del Mar, primera línea de playa +34 952 770 464 Block House C.C. La Cañada, local 112 +34 952 866 060 El Carnicero 2 N. 340, Frente al Hotel Coral Beach +34 952 867 599 El Portalon Ctra. 340 Km. 178 +34 952 827 880 El Rodeito Ctra. Cádiz km 173 +34 952 810 861 Medium Rare C/ Ancha nº 2 +34 952 902 904 Puerta del Principe Plaza Victoria. Casco Antiguo +34 952 774 964 Puerto Piratas Puerto deportivo +34 951 408 003 Restaurante Rancho C/ Carib Playa 11, Las Chapas +34 952 831 92 Usategui El Mirador. Edif. El Palomar +34 952 827 317

Restaurante Elviria Carretera Cádiz, KM, 192 +34 952 833 546

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Glorious food food

One of our favourite dishes, all products are readily available in Spain and of course a great selection of prawns in all the supermarkets, all year round. A quick and easy dish to prepare and goes great with a nice crisp white wine.

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Prawns

Ingredients 2 cloves of garlic 1 dried red chilli crushed(optional) 5 tbsp of dry white wine 400g can of plum tomatoes 350g spaghetti 4 tbsp olive oil 200g raw fresh prawns, peeled, deveined, tails left intact Generous handful of flatleaf parsley roughly chopped

Method 1) Cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling salted water 2) While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the garlic, parsley and chilli, stirring constantly so they don´t burn. Then add the prawns and cook for one minute, stir in the wine and tomatoes and cook for 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 minutes. 3) Drain the spaghetti, then add to the prawns and sauce, toss, season to taste and serve immediately. TOP TIP: Easier to cook in a wok rather than large frying pan

Enjoy!

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