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Open: Mon - Thurs: 9.30am-5.00pm / friday 9:30am-9pm Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm Find us in Arboleas 200m from Hostel Meson Telephone 676 604 008 www.humbugscafe.com

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AUCTIONS @ LOCATION WAREHOUSING S.L Auctions held every 2 weeks. Our next Auction’s 11th June + 25th June Viewing: Week of the auction ONLY Monday & Tuesday 9:30am to 1:30pm All day Wednesday

Eva Modular Set €1,575 A large selection of garden furniture, gas BBQ’s and accessories available

Auction starts prompt at 5pm Items being accepted for forthcoming auctions

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Unit 8/9 C/Mojana, El Real Ind Est, 04628 Antas, Almeria. (Off Junction 534 on N340) Find us on Facebook: Location Auctions Antas

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Beautifully renovated ground floor apartment of 51m2 + 28m2 terrace.Situated on a popular, quiet, front-line complex with outstanding community pool & gardens. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & A/C. Excellent rental.

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Spacious ground floor apartment of 61m2 with internal courtyard. 1 bed 1 bath. In immaculate order. Rooftop community terrace + lift access. Walking distance of town centre & short drive to beaches.


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shot blasting and powder coating service available for new & old metalwork

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security grills - garden gates & railings spiral staircases - motorised sliding gates garage doors - ornate gazebos

News

King Juan Carlos Of Spain To Abdicate By Martin Shortland

King Juan Carlos of Spain is to abdicate after more than 40 years on the throne. The announcement was made to the Spanish Assembly on Monday morning by the country’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, he said, “His majesty, King Juan Carlos has just communicated to me his will to give up the throne, I’m convinced this is the best time for change.” Once popular Juan Carlos, 76, helped smooth Spain’s transition to democracy in the 1970’s after the Francisco Franco dictatorship, has lost public support in recent years due to corruption scandals and gaffes. His daughter Princess Cristina and her husband, Inaki Urdangarin are under investigation in a corruption case. The king whose health is failing, has had a number of hip operations in recent years and is stepping down for personal reasons, the statement said. His reputation was tarnished

dramatically when it was discovered he went on a lavish elephant hunting trip in Botswana in 2012, in the middle of Spain’s financial crisis. There is no allowance in the Spanish constitution for an abdication and the Prime Minister said he would be discussing the handing over process with his cabinet this week. The crown will pass to the king’s 46 year old son Prince Felipe, who will become king Felipe VI.

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News

Welsh Choir concerts

Audiences were well entertained by The Chords, a Welsh choir from the Cardiff area, on Friday 16th May at Hostal Rural and Saturday 17th May at the Anglican Church of Mojacar. A varied pogramme was offered, lovely songs and lots of humour and funds were raised for The Church, Cabrera Fiesta 2015 and the Vera orphanage. Congratulations to the organisers from Cabrera and The Anglican Church and many, many thanks to The Chords.

Telephone: 950 460 999

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Maria Maroto Perez: Solicitor/Barrister - Esther Serrano Saez: Solicitor/Barrister

• NIE Cards • Residency Cards • Social Security Cards • • Company Setup • Insurance • • Conveyancing • Translations • Litigation • Wills & Inheritance Tax • Tax Returns • We are pleased to introduce ourselves MUNDI ABOGADOS SOLICITORS. We are a multidisciplinary law firm based in Vera (Almería) and as such we deal with many different aspects of law, specialising in litigation, conveyancing, taxation, civil, commercial and fiscal law. Our aim is to provide a personal, quality service, in plain English and to do so promptly, efficiently and in a friendly manner. We will keep you up to date and fully informed throughout and all at a very competitive price. We can also arrange the following if needed: • Open a Spanish bank account • Connection of utility services • If you are considering renting your house or land we will negotiate your letting agreement, ensuring that the terms of your contract meet your requirements • Write your Spanish will • As your Fiscal Representatives, we will assist you in any dealings with Spanish Tax Office and explain to you all the taxes that you are liable to pay. For those that become residents of Spain, we can also assist in other legal matters, such as matrimonial issues or business contracts.

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NZ chine LEG OF LAMB beef €9.99KG €14.99KG

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Our Legal services include Conveyancing Purchase Or Sale Spanish Wills & Inheritance NIE’s & Residents Certificates offering a Forming Of Companies wide range Setting Up Business of legal Registering With Social services in English to Security Office the expat Car Registration & Importation community Translation Work since 1994

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STEVE ENNIS 687 846 016 Advanced Building Services

Building & Property repairs Interiors & Exteriors Insurance Work Undertaken Kitchens • Bathrooms • Tiling Patios • Pergolas • Driveways Doors • Windows • Rejas Building For Over 25 Years Client Testimonials Available Cuevas Del Almanzora

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www.ecocorpshop.com Special Offers Visit:

No tax on Solar! we have some great offers on systems for both grid connected and off grid. Contact us for a no obligation, free consultation and site survey. Official installers and long warranties. Ecocorp Hybrid Home Power System These systems with a battery bank included, run in conjunction with your mains electricity. No more power cuts, clean energy and only use the mains when absolutely necessary. Contact us for more information and or a free, no obligation site survey and quotation. 3Kw systems complete including installation from 8,995€ 5Kw systems complete including installation from 10,995€ 8Kw systems complete including installation from 12,995€ 10Kw systems complete including installation from 13,995€ Swimming Pool Heating Extend your swim season or use your pool all year round. These “Super efficient” units are very economical to run and come fitted with automatic thermostats; set the tempreture you require and enjoy your pool whatever the weather. Prices starting from 2495€ including installation. Ecocorp are the “Official Installers” for Eurener Solar Panels- Made in Spain. These are one of the best PV panels in the world! All manufactured here in Spain with a 25 year warranty. Ecocorp are the “Official Installers” for VIctron Energy in the Almeria and Murcia Regions. Our team of installers are fully conversant and trained by Victron Energy to ensure that your installation is of the highest quality. From configuring your individual system to it going live, our service is second to none.

ECOCORP are proud to support Vera & District Lions Club

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“Off Grid” Solar Power Systems for homes with no mains electricity Enjoy the benefits of free, clean solar energy! Solar power technology has advanced dramatically over the last 10 years, modern appliances and large homes can be fully functional on solar power. Even 3 phase installations are available. Contact us for a free site survey and consultation and see how you can benefit from the “Power of the sun”. With systems from as little as 3995€ installed, what better time to look at an alternative energy source! Full systems available

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Buying Insurance in Spain

We all need insurance for something – love it or hate it, and we all want value for our money. However, low prices do not always mean adequate or suitable and you need to be careful before parting with your money.

Direct selling companies and agents for companies can offer good deals but these may include substantial introductory discounts or incentives to get you to buy and then subsequent years premiums can be substantially higher. Many such companies and agents only offer a telephone service that can prove frustrating at times as they may not have an office that you can go to in the event of a problem. The advantage of a local broken is that they are a point of contact and can shop around for you to try to get the best deals initially, as well as when policies are due for renewal. One thing you should always check is that the broker/company/agent is compliant with the Insurance Mediation Directive. This piece of European legislation came into force in Spain in 2007 and it could affect you. If you buy insurance from a broker/ company/agent that does not comply

with the directive, not only could your money be at risk but you could end up uninsured as well as out of pocket.

Basically if you buy from a registered agent your money is protected by law. If the broker is not fully registered, you money could go into a personal bank account and if the broker goes out of business before the insurance company is paid, you policy may not be valid! This means that you could have no insurance and that you would have to pay again for insurance elsewhere. If your broker is registered, they should be able to show you their registration details on request to prove that they comply with the law. If the cannot or will not or will not do this I suggest that you look elsewhere for insurance to protect yourself and your property. Another point you may want to consider when buying insurance is what kind of local service the company can offer you. Foe example, do they have an office near where you live that can help with claims if you have an accident/burglary etc.? There are companies that only offer a telephone line that may or may not provide a good, personal service. You might have had experience of such

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companies here or in the UK where it is almost impossible to speak to the same person twice and you fell as though you are getting past around.

Some insurance companies will not always remind you or even try to remind you when your policy is due for renewal. They will simply take the renewal premium from your bank account and it may not be at the most competitive price. Trying to cancel a policy with such companies can also be quite difficult and they may even insist on 1 or 2 months written notice, by which time they could have already taken money from you. So in summary what I suggest you do is: 1. L ook for a legally registered agent that can offer you impartially advice, based on what you need. 2. A  sk what sort of service they offer in the event of you needing to make a claim – do they help you through the process and have someone dedicated to your case? 3. H  ow they go about noticing you of renewals – do they shop around to try and get you the best deal? (on this point, I would say that you must keep your broker up to date so they can get in touch with you

when they need to. All to often you might forget to do this and then blame your agent for not calling or writing to you with reminders etc., give them a fighting chance!)

4. I s the broker able to offer a wide range of services such as car, house, boat, quad bike, jet ski, pet, public liability, travel? It may be advantageous to you to have most, if not all your policies in one place. In this way, if you do ever make any claims, you can deal with the same people each time and they will be better placed to assist you through the process, especially if your command of spanish is not that good. You may begrudge having to buy insurance, especially if you never claim but when you do buy a policy, make sure you get a good price, good service and most importantly of all, that you money is protected. ALBOX INSURANCE Calle Malaga 6, 04800, Albox, America Tel. 950121943 Infoalbox.libertyseguros@gmail.com LIBERTY SEGUROS AGENTS Glenn Unwin

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Puerto Banus Sofa 599€

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albox Belgian Beer Bar Opening 6th June

Serving Traditional Belgian Food & Drink

Entertainment Every Sat from 6pm Watch the World Cup with Us Where Bar International Used to be on the A334 Albox road Open 10am-Midnight (Closed Wednesdays)

622 188 294

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Swimming pools built 10x5 12.095€ Special Offer 8 x 4 11.450€ Special Offer

The prices shown are for swimming pools includes licence, Roman steps, Mosaic tiles, Pump house. Artificial rocks, Cave bars also showers can be customised to suit your needs and much more.

swimming pool with gunite any shape concrete repairs all made with Gunite Retaining walls Slopes Block walls e com ee x s lbo , rendering and ngos a mples e a o s l ret e t c e a n s co cladding ise nd den long a rns of e a patte ting. te of m o house extensions c s & prin ted bsi our im ur we struc fer col t o is con at of u BBQ Landscaping o l re ck che ur poo uch a g yo t’s s Concrete printing w o i h why and underpinning structural crack repair system

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Also see us at Camposol Sector B Alley Palais Bistro Mazarron Every Other Friday

www.andalucianconcoprint.com Tel: 628 408 197 we always try our best not be be beaten on price but we will not be beaten on quality

all the patterns and colours created are permanent with no fading, sinking and best of all no weeds

Jax Hair & Beauty Salon

situated opposite Bar Toni in Calle Parrales. Jenny is Toni & Guy trained with 15 years experience, hairdressing in Albox for 9 years, previously at Strictly Hair. All hair & beauty needs are covered at competitive prices, for men, women & children, with free advice given when required. Melissa, Nail Technician of 9 years (trained by The Edge), and London-trained VTCT Beauty Therapist for 2 years, plus Reiki 2 Practitioner, is up to date with the latest beauty treatments & products. Melissa works Wednesdays & Fridays and offers fantastic deals every month – see advert. Salon opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am-3pm, a warm welcome awaits you from the whole team.

Inford@tox your computing shop in Albox – pop in and see Raquel for details of what they have to offer including tablets, new smart phones in stock as well as a huge range of computer accessories and an excellent technical service. In the shop you can also find a great range of scented diffusers and air fresheners for the home and car. Raquel speaks good English, so you’ll have no problems being understood!! Find them at Longo’s Square or for more information call 950 633 223 or find them on Facebook. Inford@tox is open Mon to Fri 9am-2pm & 4pm-7.30pm / Sat 10am-2pm. Total Entertainment has it all going on this Summer. Want help and advice regarding Funerals in Spain? Avalon will be here weekdays in June to help with what can be a difficult subject. Totus Financial are holding a Clinic on Thursday 5th June with advice on Pensions and Investments. Android man will be demonstrating his UK TV system and giving masterclasses to his exisiting customers. Local Author, Kevin Borman, will be signing copies of his book Flamingos in the Desert on 3rd July. Don’t forget our shopping trips to Roquetas & Murcia and a great value mini break to Madrid. Look out for our DVD hire offer during the World Cup. Call or call in for more details.

JAX

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look good, feel good with our full range of treatments

june offers

manicure + pedicure 20€ - 10% off waxing Albox Rambla

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albox Albox Rugs ~ Alfombras & Outdoor Leisure is a family run business which was established in October 2006. Over the years we have expanded our stock from rugs, cushions, soft furnishings and handmade name cushions to include pool and spa chemicals and accessories. We continue to offer rug and upholstery cleaning service and Paul also has ‘True Blue Pools & Spas’ as part of the Outdoor Leisure department and offers one off, holiday and long term contracts for pool cleaning and maintenance. Paul also carries out sand changes, leak repairs and pump servicing and replacement. In the Outdoor Leisure department we stock Jolly Gel, Daisy pool covers, brushes, nets, hoover heads, hoses, thermometers, water testing kits etc. We also stock a range of solar lights for your garden. For any further information or advice please do not hesitate to contact Paul on 661 148 998 or call into Albox Rugs ~ Alfombras & Outdoor Leisure, Avda Lepanto 15, Albox (opposite Mercadona). Tel: 950 633 149 ACP !!!!!!!!!!! WE CAN HELP !!!!!!!!!!! WE DO SWIMMING POOLS WITH GUNITE, ARTIFICIAL ROCKS AND STONES, WATERFALLS, POOL COVERS, BBQ/ EXTENSIONS / FULL HOUSE, MAINTENANCE WORK, CONCRETE IMPRINTING, SECURITY FENCING FOR AROUND SWIMMING POOLS TO STOP CHILDREN AND PETS FALLING IN. CAN BE FOLDED AWAY IN MINUTES WHEN NOT REQUIRED, SEE US OUTSIDE LONGS FOR SAMPLES OF WORK, ONE CALL DOES IT ALL WITH ACP andalucianconcoprint@gmail.com

628 408 197 www.andalucianconcoprint.com

Lulu’s Dog Grooming Parlour - City & Guilds trained Lisa looks after and handles all dogs with the utmost care. Lisa opened after years of working for various vets in and around the area. So much was the demand for her skills that she opened parlour of her own next to Eurowise on Avda. Lepanto. Your pet will certainly be pampered after a visit there! Lisa also stocks a wide accessories for your pooch., plus Scalibor, flea, tick & dental treatments and the cheapest prices on Royal Canine food in the area! For more information or to book an appointment call 950 952 940 / 697 569 750.

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Pop in & see Raquel for details of our new products

open Mon - Fri 9am - 2pm/4pm - 7.30pm & Sat 10am - 2pm

Visit Us on the web: www.infordatox.com Phone: 950 633 223 Next to the Centro Comercial LONGO Find us on

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Serving the local community since 2003

• PC’s • Laptops • Printers etc... • Sales & Repairs • On-site Call Out &Tuition • Consumables

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Telephone 950 120 900

Contact us on Skype at Shinform

One Stop Pool Shop – Keep your pool in tip-top condition this summer. Now is a good time to visit our shop and see all our products, new and old: solar string lights, white and multicoloured to put around your garden; solar covers for your pool; solar panels for heating your pool (quotes available); special vac heads and nets; skimmer socks; glass and sand changes for your filter pumps; all cleaning chemicals for liner and fibreglass pools; chemicals; leaf blowers for the pool and much more. We’re open 9.30 ‘til 2pm every day except Sundays. This month’s offer: 35€ for 2 x 5 kilo tubs.

The Book Box

Now in-Tattered Lace Dyes

Large Selection of Dyes & Embossing Folders *Sue Wilson *Spellbinders *Marianne *Sizzix *X Cut *Tim Holtz Plus all your crafty bits & bobs

An Aladdins Cave just come and see! Open 10-2pm Mon, Tues,Thurs, Fri & First Sat in the month CALL MARGARET ON 634 338 832

e-mail serendipityal@hotmail.com - www.serendipitycrafts.es Avda. 28 de Febrero, Albox (Between Sol y Mar / The Post Shop & Jacks)

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top quality pre-read books

Thousands of Titles - Hundreds of Authors All checked, cleaned & catalogued At - The Courtyard, Ferreteria Longo, Albox Open Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm & Sat 10am - 1.30pm

We know our books! Prices €1.50 - €5.00

Jay - 662 585 098

Marina Perfumaria y Decoracion

POOL SHOP

Avda Pio XII, Albox

this month’s offer

Unlock & Repair of Mobiles

Bundle of 400 mins for the UK only 10 € Telephone: 950 431 634

any 2 tubs x5 kilos - €35

Near Guardia Civil

Shop: 950 104 345 or Maintenance: 637 582 696

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Av, Lepanto, Esquina c / malaga 04800 Albox (Almeria)

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FIND US In Longo’s Courtyard

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Especialidades Frutas Verduras Hortalizos Carne Chacuteria Pollos Asados Tel: 616 740 638 - 950 121 379 Info@frutaslosrizos.com

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Peluqueria Canina

professional dog grooming parlour Lisa is City & Guilds qualified she sets the standard Others Try to follow Nail Clipping and Anal Glands - Only 5€ each! No need for appointment

A Large Selection of Perfumes, Mirrors, Decorative pieces and items for presents.

call 697 569 750 for appointments Open 10.30am - 6pm Tuesday - Friday

Avda LePanto, 20, 04800, Albox, next door to Eurowise

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Location Auctions remains the BIGGEST and BEST auction in the area.Providing a regular auction every two weeks. You can view on the week of the auction from 9.30am-1.30pm,Monday and Tuesday and all day Wednesday,you can purchase a catalogue and register for a paddle or leave a “proxy” bid.The sale starts at 5pm. Buyers and sellers commission is 12.5%. IVA applies only to the commission,and not the full amount. Items are accepted for auction Monday to Friday from 9.30am1pm,except the day of the auction.We can collect and deliver larger items.

Location Auctions offers a professional service.

Tel: 950 528 565

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Hispavan is based in Antas, Almeria in Southern Spain. The company offers a small range of used Motorhomes, Campervans and Caravans of various makes and models on site. These include Hymer, Knaus, Bailey, Swift and the well known English And European manufactures. We can help you to choose the ideal vehicle to fit your requirements, whether you are looking for a compact weekender to spend lazy hours on the beach or a fully equipped luxury motorhome to enjoy some serious long term travelling around europe. From servicing and repairs to sourcing those extra luxuries to improve your travels. Contact us now with your enquiry.

database. Selling Power. Hispavan currently offers a broad range of leisure tours, From exclusive to the more functional explore, required for two people on their European adventure. Car wash by hand Cleaning of interior & seats Motor cleaning Collection & Waxing y service deliver

Buying Power. Hispavan offer a comprehensive purchase plan for your second hand Motorhome, Camper or Caravan. We can also act as european agents for you, with our extensive contacts throughout europe and our growing online

Lifestyle Enclosures have now added the Dumaplast® range to their ever increasing portfolio of products. The innovative new products provide an aesthetically pleasing and cost effective solution to replacing flooring, re tiling or plastering. With a huge range of finishes available for all interior applications, modern or traditional. Dumapan®, Dumaclip® and Dumalock® are a range of PVC waterproof panels. They can be used in damp areas such as bathrooms, showers, kitchens, basements and garages. The panels will not delaminate or absorb water. They are available in various lengths, widths and finishes which make it possible to use the panels for ceiling or high walls. Dumafloor® is also available in a range of wood effect finishes

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Now distributors for Dumaplast® products in Spain. Re-tile without removing the current ones. Easy trim and no grouting. Panels for walls and ceilings ideal to cover damp flaking walls Dumafloor, warm to the touch and 10 years guarantee Lifestyle Enclosures... Your one stop shop for home improvements!

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Hello and welcome to CanDu Computer Bytes. XBMC has just had a new release! Gotham V13.0. Gotham! Isn’t that something to do with ‘Batman’? Yep it is, but as is usual in the world of programming, it is also an identification label for the next generation of a particular piece of software (program). It is common and expected because it reflects the fun aspect of the people involved (but that falls in degree level Psychology, one of many things I know nothing about). Some of you may already know that XBMC stands for Xbox Media Centre. For those of you who are still no wiser, XBMC was designed for Xbox (the games console) to be able games players, who interact over the internet during multi-player shared games, access to online streaming tv/ movies. It later evolved into a place where pictures, music and videos could be stored and played from. Why haven’t we all heard of this before? Maybe you have but weren’t aware of it at the time. How many of us have seen someone “showing off” their brand new internet tv box that allows them to watch 100’s of tv channels? Did you realise that the program you were watching on the anonymous black android powered box was actually XBMC? XBMC has been, and continues to be, developed by the XBMC foundation which is a non-profit organisation. Non-profit, in this case, means that the developers and organisation make nothing out of it! Pretty straight forward? Well let me throw another phrase at you - “free and open source”. Free as in “free beer” and open source meaning anyone can look at the code

and the manner that the bits go together to makes it work. This open source is the secret as to why it is free! You didn’t know that it was free? So why pay 150€ and more, for a 50€ box that comes with this free software? In ordinary circumstances, I would be on my soapbox (remember me burning that several weeks ago?) and calling down a rain of fire on these thieves and charlatans, BUT, as with all things we have to consider the time spent learning every nook and cranny of this program, which has many more faces than the proverbial town-hall clock. The experience acquired is needed to make your viewing experience as simple and painless as possible. There are a scant handful of people who, I feel, have earned the right for me to part with my hard earned money to buy an internet tv box. Watch who I talk to at places like Llano market equidistant from Albox and Arboleas. What major changes have come with this new version of the free program? Well they have improved the 3D playback of videos; modified the code to include even more android video hardware; An episode bookmark so you don’t have to remember which episode of the series your were watching or how far into the episode you got; for those of you with tablets, the touch screen has been altered to make touch control better. The quality of the changes are as impressive as the list is long! Enough for today. I hear my once a week beer calling me. See you tomorrow at Jack’s Bar in Albox for my Friday afternoon computer clinic! If you would like a clinic nearer to you – make the suggestion using the email address under this article and we will see what can be done.

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braben’s blog... Has it happened to you? It’s certainly happened to me, you know, those times when you’ve been annoyed or upset by someone and would give anything to have a really smart or witty response to hand. Instead, if you’re anything like me, you’ll stutter something unintelligible, pull tongues and slink away, muttering under your breath. To make matters worse, you’ll probably wake at about 3 am the next morning with that witty yet withering reply ready for use! Too late of course, unless you want to be cruel and telephone them with it! I often think about how fantastic it would be to have the wit of the professional writer at my fingertips, the skill, let’s say, of those song lyricists who keep us captivated and whose words live long in the memory. Or, then again maybe not! You see I did a little investigating to see what I could find that would leave people wilting at the strength of our witty yet cutting ripostes and was more than a little disappointed at what’s out there. Madonna for example, who knows a thing or two about the music business and who you would expect to come up with some

sharpish comebacks certainly let me down. I mean, how could the person who sang, “But I like New York/Other cities make me feel like a dork,” help us in hour of need? But then it got worse! I did a little more research and found some song lyrics that I just had to share with you. This isn’t necessarily so that you can use them yourself but because it beggars belief that someone, not only wrote them, but then was so proud of them that they were delighted to see them go public. Des’ree for example. Not only is she famous for having a mysterious apostrophe in her name, but she should also be more than slightly embarrassed by the content of at least one of her songs. I ask you, how can anyone sing, “I don’t want to see a ghost...I’d rather have a piece of toast” and not roll around the studio laughing? Then there’s the geographically challenged Sade. In one of her songs she sang, “Coast to coast/LA to Chicago...” A quick flick through a rudimentary geography book confirms why Sade chose to be a singer rather than an explorer! Oh well, it’s back to tongue pulling then.

Graham is married to Helen and has a daughter, Alice. He lives part of the year near Albox, but works in Qatar, teaching. If you wish to contact Graham regarding this article email: helenandg@yahoo.co.uk

Here is the second part of the tongue twisting poem The Chaos by the Dutch teacher Gerard Nolst Trenite. Created in 1920 to enlighten and inform about the intricacies and difficulties of the English language. Of such puzzling words as nauseous, Rhyming well with cautious, tortious, You’ll envelop lists, I hope, In a linen envelope. Would you like some more? You’ll have it! Affidavit, David, davit. To abjure, to perjure. Sheik Does not sound like Czech but ache. Liberty, library, heave and heaven, Rachel, loch, moustache, eleven. We say hallowed, but allowed, People, leopard, towed but vowed. Mark the difference, moreover, Between mover, plover, Dover. Leeches, breeches, wise, precise, Chalice, but police and lice Camel, constable, unstable, Principle, disciple, label. Petal, penal, and canal, Wait, surmise, plait, promise, pal Suit, suite, ruin. Circuit, conduit Rhyme with “shirk it” and “beyond it”, But it is not hard to tell Why it’s pall, mall, but Pall Mall. Muscle, muscular, gaol, iron, Timber, climber, bullion, lion, Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair, Senator, spectator, mayor Ivy, privy, famous; clamour Has the a of drachm and hammer. Pussy, hussy and possess, Desert, but dessert, address. Golf, wolf, countenance, lieutenants Hoist in lieu of flags left pennants. Courier, courtier, tomb, bomb, comb, Cow, but Cowper, some and home. “Solder, soldier! Blood is thicker”, Quoth he, “than liqueur or liquor”, Making, it is sad but true, In bravado, much ado. Stranger does not rhyme with anger, Neither does devour with clangour. Pilot, pivot, gaunt, but aunt, Font, front, wont, want, grand and grant. Arsenic, specific, scenic, Relic, rhetoric, hygienic. Gooseberry, goose, and close, but close, Paradise, rise, rose, and dose. Say inveigh, neigh, but inveigle, Make the latter rhyme with eagle. Mind! Meandering but mean, Valentine and magazine. And I bet you, dear, a penny, You say mani-(fold) like many, Which is wrong. Say rapier, pier, Tier (one who ties), but tier. Arch, archangel; pray, does erring Rhyme with herring or with

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stirring? Prison, bison, treasure trove, Treason, hover, cover, cove Perseverance, severance. Ribald Rhymes (but piebald doesn’t) with nibbled. Phaeton, paean, gnat, ghat, gnaw, Lien, psychic, shone, bone, pshaw. Don’t be down, my own, but rough it, And distinguish buffet, buffet; Brood, stood, roof, rook, school, wool, boon, Worcester, Boleyn, to impugn. Say in sounds correct and sterling Hearse, hear, hearken, year and yearling. Evil, devil, mezzotint, Mind the z! (A gentle hint.) Now you need not pay attention To such sounds as I don’t mention, Sounds like pores, pause, pours and paws, Rhyming with the pronoun yours; Nor are proper names included, Though I often heard, as you did, Funny rhymes to unicorn, Yes, you know them, Vaughan and Strachan. No, my maiden, coy and comely, I don’t want to speak of Cholmondeley. No. Yet Froude compared with proud Is no better than McLeod. But mind trivial and vial, Tripod, menial, denial, Troll and trolley, realm and ream, Schedule, mischief, schism, and scheme. Argil, gill, Argyll, gill. Surely May be made to rhyme with Raleigh, But you’re not supposed to say Piquet rhymes with sobriquet. Had this invalid invalid Worthless documents? How pallid, How uncouth he, couchant, looked, When for Portsmouth I had booked! Zeus, Thebes, Thales, Aphrodite, Paramour, enamoured, flighty, Episodes, antipodes, Acquiesce, and obsequies. Please don’t monkey with the geyser, Don’t peel ‘taters with my razor, Rather say in accents pure: Nature, stature and mature. Pious, impious, limb, climb, glumly, Worsted, worsted, crumbly, dumbly, Conquer, conquest, vase, phase, fan, Wan, sedan and artisan. The th will surely trouble you More than r, ch or w. Say then these phonetic gems: Thomas, thyme, Theresa, Thames. Thompson, Chatham, Waltham, Streatham, There are more but I forget ‘emWait! I’ve got it: Anthony, Lighten your anxiety. Third part next week

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LEGAL CORNER

WITH MICHAEL DAVIES, ABOGADO/SOLICITOR If you wish us to print an article about a particular topic, please e-mail info@daviessolicitors.com THEIR IS NO ESCAPING NON RESIDENT HYPOTHETICAL INCOME TAX: IF YOU OWNA PROPERTY IN SPAN AND YOU ARE NON RESIDENT YOU NEED TO PAY THIS TAX. IF YOU ARE NOT PAYING THIS TAX YOU NEED TO ADDRESS THE MATTER WITH URGENCY. Q. I have received a letter from the tax office demanding I pay non resident income tax, and that I must pay up for the last four years. I have never made any income from my property.

non -residents not paying this tax. Every year normally using s fiscal representative you should be filing a non-resident hypothetical income tax return (shortly wealth tax also). If you are not paying this tax it is necessary that you take control of the situation by contacting the tax authorities, your solicitor or your tax advisor. If you have doubts regarding if you are already paying this tax it is probably because you are not, as it requires the presentation of a tax form etc

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1. The tax is not generally a very high amount.

Towards the end of 2011 the Spanish tax authorities decided to clamp down on non-resident property owners who have not been paying this non-resident income tax. They have created a special task force dedicated to pursue

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book review a view from the bridge by Arthur miller

“You won’t have a friend in the world. Even those who understand will turn against you, even the ones who feel the same will despise you.” Miller’s parents were immigrants. His father had a clothing manufacturing business and the family lived in prosperity in America until the Wall Street Crash. Miller became a journalist and he wrote scripts for the radio. During the second world war he worked as a shipfitter in the Brooklyn Navy Shipyard where he sets this drama. Many of the workers were Italian migrant workers and this is probably where Miller made connections for A View from the Bridge, 1955. Miller’s hallmark as a writer seems to display an ability to dramatize the attempts made by characters to find a necessary balance between the conflicting demands of private and public life. New York’s Brooklyn harbour was depicted as a dangerous and mysterious world at the water’s edge during the 40s. The dockworkers and longshoremen were poorly paid and exploited by their bosses. They( the Italians) came for work, wealth and security- things they couldn’t find at home. “They were always hungry, they were offering themselves, but all they were eating was time.” We also have Marco’s comment that his children “eat the sunshine” because they can’t provide food for them. It is likely that Miller’s idea came from a lawyer friend who had told the author about a longshoreman who had ratted to the Immigration Bureau on two brothers, his own relatives who were living illegally

in his own home. His intention was to break an engagement between one of them and his niece. This is what happens in the Bridge. Miller visited Sicily shortly after this where he witnessed groups of men gathering in the piazza desperately looking for any kind of work. Extreme poverty led to the illegal entry into the States for many of them. Bridge was meant to be a modern version of a Greek tragedy where Eddie Carbone, the main character is led by fate towards an inevitable destiny that he is incapable of escaping from. Red Hook, Brooklyn is the slum that faces the bay on the seaward side of Brooklyn Bridge, the gullet of New York. And yet this is where the migrant workers come to seek their fortune! Alfieri is an Italian/American lawyer who narrates the tragic tale as well as advising Eddie. He seems to know what the outcome will be and watches the events unfolding but he is powerless to be able to prevent them. Eddie and his wife Beatrice have raised Catherine as their daughter although she is officially their niece. Catherine is striving for her independence from Eddie who still treats her like a baby even though she is close to 18. He objects to her short skirt and high heels and how she walks wavy as she shakes her hips. He becomes jealous of the attention she gets from the men who recognise her womanhood. Beatrice recognises this obsession for his niece and expresses her frustration at being rejected

physically by Eddie without any justifiable reasons other than, “ I ain’t been feeling good.” Beatrice’s cousins arrive, Marco and his younger brother, Rodolfo. Marco has three young children as well as a wife in Italy and his goal is to earn enough money to support them. He hopes that in 4-6 years he will be able to return to them. Rodolfo is blonde, he sings opera and jazz, can make dresses and cook. Eddie dislikes him from the first moment and thinks he is homosexual. Catherine is besotted with him and Eddie warns her off him by stating that he just wants her in order to gain American citizenship then he will divorce her. He was so welcoming from the beginning and protective of the brothers knowing that if they are caught they will be sent back home. Beatrice retells the story of the boy who snitched on his uncle. His family pulled him down the stairs with his head bouncing like a coconut, spitting on him. The boy had to leave town and never returned. You can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you gave away. When Eddie cannot resolve the situation he visits the lawyer who warns him to let Catherine go and give her his blessing. His pride won’t allow this and he is adamant that the punk will not lay his hands on his precious Catherine. Sadly, he pays no heed to the advice. His action results in this great tragedy for all of the major characters. Publisher: Heinemann ISBN: 780-435-233129 REVIEW it by Carol Naylor.

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As we review our lives, I’m sure most of us will recall certain experiences or events that dramatically effected the decisions we took. For some this may have stemmed from a particular relationship, whilst for others perhaps, a change of home or job. For me personally the life-changing moment in my career occurred in 1967. I started the year as a fairly mediocre, uninspiring Civil Engineer working for Westmorland County Council, but ended it as a dynamic, enthusiastic and fairly creative software developer in the emerging field of interactive computer graphics. A chance encounter with a computer had discovered some latent ability, and being basically idle, I revelled in the ease with which a machine could undertake immensely complex design calculations with seemingly effortless accuracy and speed that left me speechless. Work had suddenly become fun; and they paid me for it! For Saint Peter, the change appeared even more dramatic. The uninspiring, uneducated fisherman, intimidated by a slave girl into denying any knowledge of Jesus at his trial, is the same person who six weeks later boldly and enthusiastically in their presence denounced the political and religious leaders of the day for crucifying their Messiah, the Son of God. And this wasn’t just a one-off; but in the face of persecution, torture and death, Peter continued in similar vein, with great power and conviction, proclaiming to all that Jesus was alive, had ascended into heaven and would return as Lord and judge of all. So what exactly was the life-changing experience that caused this amazing change in Peter’s character? The Bible puts this down to a single event, as God’s Spirit was given to the apostles, including Peter at Pentecost (June 8thth this year), seen as a flame alighting on them, accompanied by the sound of a violent gale. And it was this force, this power of God Himself that drove and empowered Peter thereafter. And that same power is still available to us Christians today if only we had the courage to avail ourselves of it. Details of a number of English Language Churches are given in Sol Noticeboard; for any wishing to Worship, whilst additionally, further information about the Anglican Church in this area may be seen on the web site www.mojacarchurch. org Duncan Burr is Licensed Lay Reader for the Anglican Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria and Costa Cálida and may be contacted at djburr@avired.com


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1.Cook the pasta according to packet instructions in a pan of salted boiling water, then drain. 2.Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the chicken strips and bacon and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the chicken is golden-brown and cooked through. 3.Add the garlic and cook for one minute. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper, add the cream and warm through. 4.Add the creamy sauce to the cooked, drained pasta and stir well. 5.To serve, stir in the basil and cheddar spoon onto serving plates. Garnish with extra grated cheese and basil leaves

Strawberry cheesecake

from

6.95€

Layers of citrusy crushed biscuits, stewed strawberries and cheesecake in this easy yet dramatic dessert.

Book our function room with private patio garden for your parties, weddings, birthdays etc.

950 120 718

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MENU DEL dia

4 COURSES WITH WINE & COFFEE Monday to Saturday inclusive Lunch 1pm - 4pm

MENU DEL NOCHE 4 COURSES WITH WINE & COFFEE

20oz T-BONE STEAK, 16oz BEEF ENTRECOTE 12oz PORK TENDERLOIN, ROASTED LAMB SHANK & SHOULDER, ROASTED PORK KNUCKLE & MORE DINNER 7PM-10PM

sunday roast

Mesón de

Irene

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9AM-LATE MON-SAT (Tues 8:30) 10-6 SUN

spring crazy offer

Free Bottle of wine

per couple to take away after having our night menus Valid only with this voucher dinner 19.00-22.00 until 30th june

Meson Andalucia

OPEN 7 days a week Booking Recommended

2 tbsp melted butter 2 tbsp caster sugar ½ tbsp freshly grated lemon zest, very finely chopped 6 tbsp orange juice or juice from the strawberries strawberry layer 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp water 2 tsp cornflour, dissolved in a little cold water or

1kg/2lb 3¼oz strawberries, cleaned and sliced For the cheesecake layer 2 sheets gelatine

New Owners have taken over Verfrans FREE WI-FI

150g/5¼oz crushed digestive biscuits

100g/4oz caster sugar

Lamb Shoulder & Pork Knuckle, 16oz Entrecote, 20oz T-Bone, 12oz Pork Tenderloin, Roast Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables Freshly Baked Bread SERVED 1pm - 4pm Childrens menu available

For the biscuit layer

orange juice

menu del dia 4 courses with bottle of ESTE wine per couple & coffee included: Roast

vegetarian menu available

Ingredients

So come and enjoy the Menu Del Dia or a Delicious Tapas Or choose from Hamburgers, Sandwiches or Paella

Spanish Speaking 950 430 145 English Speaking 647 730 103

Sport shown on our Large Screen TV

Poligono Industrial Albox, Near the ITV Garage w w w.me s onde i r e ne.com

677 454 701 Open 7am – 11pm Tues close at 3pm

Just off Los Gallardos main square

1-2 tbsp of lemon juice 350g/12¼oz cream cheese 225g/8oz caster sugar 300g/10½oz thick Greekstyle yoghurt 1 tbsp of vanilla extract To serve whipped cream sprigs of mint


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World cup - showing most games!!

saucepan until the gelatine is completely dissolved. 7.Meanwhile whisk the cream cheese and the sugar in a mixer or blender on medium speed. 8.When the sugar is dissolved turn down the speed and add the yoghurt and the gelatine. 9.When the mixture is blended together add the vanilla extract. 10.To assemble, place the biscuit layer into the base of six wine glasses, add a good dollop of cheesecake mixture, then add some strawberries. Chill the mixture for a few hours and top with whipped cream and a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.

showbar & restaurant

The Irish Rover

Your No1 Entertainment Venue in Mojacar for All the Family

next TRIBUTE acts

all Micheal Buble & Gary Barlow 11th July major sports karaoke every thurs/frid/sat live music with events Dominic Doolittle Sun’s 2.30 shown here watch the world cup on one of our 4 large screen tv’S & enjoy a pint with a inc gaa burger, hotdog, ribs, chicken, steak on the terrace bbq from just 5€ sports daily homemade specials just 5€

telephone: 950 473 135

Sat 7th June

Formerly Popular ‘Short Fuse’

Blues & Soft Rock 1st Appearance

Music from 8pm

Lunch & Dinner

TREASURE A TASTEFUL MEMORY WITH US

Tel: 663 314 445 100m PAST PUEBLO Indalo

Fr i & S at

Cod ‘n’ ChipS

pre-book 2€/Ticket Beer-battered Food available from Cod, Home-made Chips, with Mushy 2.50€ or Garden PeaS Also selection of 12-9pm 5.95€ ‘Basket’ Meals available SERVED Bookings Advisable Takeaway option available

Bar Menu & Snacks :30 Da ily Ba rg ai n - Be fo re 10 9AM-4.30PM (except Sunday) or Sausage Home Made Burgers, Jacket Bacon in a floury bap or 3€ Potatoes, Home Made Puds, sandwich, Salads & much more tea or regular coffee ALL DAY BREAKFAST from 9AM

includes free tea or coffee Only 3.75€

Open 10am till late 7 days a week

Gr eek Restaurant

Homemade Pie Day from midday

mojacar playa between Lua & Moma Beach

E u d ox i a

w ed ne sd ay s

TAPAS Daily Home made tapas

Tu es day Ba rg ai n

Market Day

A great variety, tasty hot or cold

8:30 to 10:30AM

1€

STANDARD BREAKFAST

Only 2.50€

& add tea or coffee for 50 cents

which will you try today?

SUNDAY BREAKFAST SERVED 10AM -12 .00 AM

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Thursday 5th June SATURDAY 7th JUNE concert with BBQ in the Garden

Dancing through the decades 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s Free Entry Music from Smooth FM DJ Rod Oxley from 8pm

Cantante choir

La Cena

Restaurante

& friends

free entrance from 8pm

D I S C O Pies available 5.50€

Plus Lite Bites Menu world cup matches being shown look out for our world cup specials

Lite Bites Menu Also Available

IRIS SOUL LOVE

Singing LIVE in the Garden

Sunday 22nd June From 4pm TRADITIONAL SUNDAY LUNCH

menu

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10 10.9 .955€€

served 12.30PM-5PM

Lamb

Served 2nd Sunday of each month (2€ Supp)

booking recommended

6pm - 9pm Bar specials Mon: Chili Night €5

Tues: Cod & Chips or Chicken Curry €5.50 Wed: Chicken & Chips or Chefs Special €5.50 Thurs: Is Pie Night €5.50

Daily Specials available 12.30pm - 3.30pm

LITE BITE SNACKS

Burgers, Wraps, Lunch 12-4pm

Sunday British Breakfasts

served from 10am - 12pm

We are here

Albox Arboleas 1km

Zurgena La Alfoquia

Mojacar

E15

La Vida

Cucador Junc 547

Huercal Overa

...to advertise on this page call 950 121 936

A choice of 6 Starters 6 Main Dishes 6 Desserts

A LA CARTE ALSO AVAILABLE

All home-made. Glass of Wine or Tubo

Thursday - Saturday 6pm - 9pm

Menu De Noche will not be available on

Thursday 5th June or Saturday 7th June

Pies + Lite Bites Menu Avaliable

Friday & Saturday service as normal

from fr om

5.95€

fish n chips prime Cod home-made chips & mushy peas

FRIDAYS 12.30pm - 9pm

Tel: 950 634 562 lavidacucador@gmail.com open every day 12pm - late

Albox

menu del noche €10.95

Includes a caraffe of wine per couple 7 starters, 6 mains & 5 Desserts Full A La Carte also available Monday - Saturday 7pm - late. Closed Sunday

Call 950 430 930 after 5.30pm

Find us across the old bridge from Palza Mayor Albox, opp Bar Wassy

free wifi

Downstairs on the sea front next to the Irish Rover Look out for our live entertainment evenings

day the day of the nu of menu me 3 courses 3 courseS - €12.00 €10.50

Menu del noche

Beach Opening Times 10am til close Food served 10:30am til 10pm

regular TRIBUTE SHOWS see website for details

tel: 950 473 099 www.beachcombermojacar.com

Bar Unique Thursday Karaoke with Gill from 9pm Friday cod and home made chips, peas or salad and bread and butter from 5.95 All our fish is Icelandic cod and not shatter pack. Saturday 7th June ex lead guitarist Bud Martin from the penny arcade singing rock and roll, blues , reggae and country. Set menu three courses available 12.50 booking essential for dinners. Vegetarian option available. Sunday 8th June Driftwood 3:30 pm Plus we have the traditional Sunday roast available booking essential at Barunique@hotmail.com or call Glenn 634 393 235. FREE ENTRY TO ALL THE GIGS

All enquiries to barunique@hotmail.com or call Glenn on 634 393 235 Find us behind the Happy Garden

La Cena in Albox is a fine dining experience without the expense. A beautifully decorated restaurant, run by husband and wife team Simon and Carol. At the moment they are serving a superb Menu Del Noche for only 10.95€ which includes a Caraffe of wine and you can now choose from a choice of 7 Starters, 6 Mains and 5 Desserts. Full A La Carte is also always available. Please call 950 430 930 after 5.30pm today and reserve your table, you will not be disappointed! The Beachcomber John and the team at The Beachcomber always ensure your food is beautifully cooked and is served with a smile. With fish and chips to die for plus all the traditional favourite meals you would expect. John has also added a Slimming World breakfast to the menu, which is the perfect way to enjoy a meal and not feel guilty! Here are details of some forthcoming and regular events: Spanish lessons, held every Monday and Tuesday morning from 10:15am. Tai Chi classes every Wednesday and Thursday morning from 10:30am. Line dancing lessons Monday afternoons from 4pm. Art lessons every Friday morning from 10.30am. Free computer and electronic workshop every Saturday 10:30am1pm. Telephone now to find out more about any of our many events: 950 473 099.

OPEN YOUR BUSINESS TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES CALL 902 750 190


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COMMUNITY NEWS In Loving Memory Of

Big Bob (passed away

7 June 2010) Always In Our Hearts, Sadly Missed Love Mum, Dad, Brothers & Friends

Living Water Church Mojacar

An Evangelical informal service at 4.00pm every Sunday, opposite Red Cross Centre on Mojacar Playa. Contact Pastor David Hamilton 697 522 521 John 950 529 321 Margaret 950477063 For more info visit www.livingwater churchmojacar.com

The Fundraiser Charity & Community Shops

The people’s charity, The Peoples Choice

Helping the disabled Cancer Research Vera Orphanage Run totally put our hearts Asprodalba Weinto by volunteers helping and many more

come in and browse our massive changing stock IN OUR NEWLY FURNISHED SHOP IN TURRE

Opposite Super Turre in Turre & Just before the Guardia Civil in Vera Open 6 days a week... times on shop doors Contact 664 620 288

Roger

global Taekwondo Federation

Taekwondo

Happy 80th Birthday to my darling Roger, on your special day. Love you, Maureen xxx

... be the best ...train with GTF

To a wonderful Grandad, Dad & Stepdad See you on Friday (yes, we will be there!) Have a lovely party with all your family & friends, love from us all including Paco & Pepe (yes, we love you too daddy!) xxx

Martial Arts Classes for Children & Adult S

20:00

Turre Dames are at it again

There is never a dull moment with the Dames in Turre. Many members and friends have just returned from another 4 day jolly holiday in Jerez and Cadiz. Our thanks must go to Marco our wonderful driver who took and brought us all back safe and sound. On May 7th at Cadiz we had a free morning exploring the City and later visiting the Bodega of Gonzalez Byass where we were able to sample their products such as Tio Pépe Sherry. May 8th we had front row seats to watch the world famous Dancing Horses of Andalusia performing their

spectacular routines breath taking.

which

were

May 9th on our journey home we stopped for lunch and had a wonderful meal at Rio Frio famous for it’s Trout hatcheries. All too soon the holiday was over returning home very tired, but a wonderful time was had by all. Our thanks must go to Lesley Barlow and Sylvia Baker, without them our stupendous trips would not take place, such a lot of organizing and patients which we all appreciate, THANK-YOU both for everything.

CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Costa Calida and Costa Almeria Priest Reverend Pauline Williams 950 956 166 / 687 250 860 Mojacar Eucharist Sunday at 11am at the Church of San Pascual, Aqua De Enmedo. Albox Last Thursday in Month at 11am. Evensong second Sunday in the Month at 6pm at the Community

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Hall Aljambra. Peurto Lumbreras Every Sunday at 6pm at the Tanatorio Pinera follow signs for Estacion Roquetas 3rd thursday of the month at noon at Burty´s Bar. Details Church Wardens eric Dore 950 615 105. Pam Carter 667 947 573 or visit www.mojacarchurch.org

Tel: 646 844 708 www.tkdspain.webs.com Indigo Gym - Mojacar Playa


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blinds & screens

bugs replacement windows & doors Aluminuim & UPVC fitted & made to measure tel: 600 049 515

alternative energy

carpentry

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available venues

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in Albox

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for all your carpentry needs Call Barry on 646 101 712

computers

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pc consultant

Advice, Help, Training, Diagnosis & Repair 15€ per hour min charge 1 hour + parts +IVA

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V

Steve Hayes Informatica

wanted

950 449 617

car share n e e d e d Roquetas to Murcia airport 14th June 7am ring: 657 150 335

baby equipment hire

approx 20metres tel: 469 186 107

950 436 581 or 666 375 688

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Pc’s, Laptops, Printers etc. Sales & Repairs on-site callout / tuition. Consumables Albox, Almeria Tel: 950 120 900

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Drainage Solutions

• Emergency Drain Cleaning • High Pressure Water Jetting • CCTV Surveys • Drainage Repairs • Location of Cesspits • Qualified Engineer • Expert Reports

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Tel: 616 531 283 or 670 088 966

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health & beauty NEW COMBINATION of Hits high intensity Interval training toning & conditioning of entire body Tel Viki on: 650 764 623 for more info avon cosmetics Tel Claire 691 987 454 avonfromclaire @yahoo.es pamper yourself at R Retreat El Cucador, beauty treatments, hair salon, holistic massage, waxing, pedicure etc. Therapists all established & UK qualified. Email retreatcucador.gmail.com or call 647 379 878 or look at our main advert on the ladies page inside & call the therapists direct

hobby/craft

ELAINE’S WOOLS

Quality UK Wool & Accessories. Come & view my DISPLAY. Call Andy on 950 091 109 or 648 768 587 Email: blockeddrainsrus@albox-online.net Also Available at CAT Services & Total Entertainment

Cleaning of Septic Tanks ▪ Emptying of septic Tanks & Cesspits, with high pressure cleaning ▪ Small unblockages of pipes & drainage

Pool Cleaning & Water Tanks

Contact: 675 838 808 gardening

potty finca services professional tree felling & pruning, including all types of palm trees

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insurance

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locksmith

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Phil the Pick Locksmith 24 hours. Locked Out? Locks fitted/ upgraded house safes. Arboleas & surrounding area. Special weekend rates. Tel: 697 243 181

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pets section

pet taxi TRAVELLING IN AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLE DELIVERED TO DOOR PETS STAY IN PET FRIENDLY HOTELS. ACCOMPANIED TRAVEL AVAILABLE

(0034) 667 235 205 (sp) (0044) 7850 575862

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Pilates

plumbing

pilates

For all your plumbing needs Fully Qualified heating engineer

with Sharon O’Lanlon every Wednesday 11am - 12 all welcome all levels at El Cucdor Call for more details 638 487 314 fully UK reg: 25 years experience

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PROPERTY section

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25€

263 Paseo del Mediterraneo Mojacar Playa, Next to Sal Marina Hotel Mon-Sat: 10am-2pm Call Marc on 647 006 183 or Brian on 674 280 268 or e-mail enquiries@delimas.biz

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a

month

3 day free trial works with a 1.2 meter dish. For

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in the wire? Why doesn’t it leak out of the holes? I have no idea how this miracle happens, but it does, so I accept it gratefully – I would hate to have to bother to plug up the holes to keep the electricity from getting out every time I unplugged something! Also electricity is very quick, and I doubt I would be fast enough to get the plug plugged before some electricity leaked out – what would happen then? I would have electricity running loose in the house – how would I ever catch it and stick it back in the plug again? But I have made a new and amazing discovery! The Almanzora Group of Friends were heading in the comfort of a coach towards Rodalquilar, in the Cabo de Gata in the company of David, who, although he is a real, proper geologist, is neat, personable and very well presented and

has information and enthusiasm oozing out of every pore. My knowledge of geology is a little less than scant, so I was concentrating hard not to get my metamorphic and plutonic rocks muddled up when he pointed to a mine working. ‘That is where they mine bentonite,’ he said. ‘It is used for a lot of things; drilling, pharmaceuticals, ice cream. I instantly abandoned my metamorphic struggle – What! An ice cream mine? I never knew that! What do you do? Scoop up a shovelful, mix it about a bit, add a few extra ingredients, and presto! You have ice cream? I know all about Soup Dragons, but Ice Cream Mines are new to me! How can I have lived this long and never heard of them? I’m going to get my trowel and a mixing bowl, and at the first opportunity I’m going to go and mine myself josbiggs@hotmail.co.uk some ice cream!

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How often do you hear from kids these days that they are bored? I get bored listening to it. There seems to be a constant whinging from many of the younger generation that there is nothing for them to do, and the apologists for bad behaviour - aka the politically correct do gooders - are constantly blaming it on the rest of society for not providing this or that for the poor darlings. They have their iPods and a multitude of computer games at their disposal where they can blow people’s heads off and drive fast cars into pensioners crossing the road, and they have television and even their own disposable incomes. But still they are bored and it’s no wonder some say, that they hang around street corners and get up to no good. Their conversational abilities at times can be similar to caterpillars, and yet they can chat for hours on their mobile phones to mates who they will see in school anyway. And is it any wonder, we are told, that for many the bottle is often used as a substitute to alleviate this boredom. Perhaps I’m missing something here, but the alternatives have never really gone away. There is perhaps nothing quite so annoying to the younger generation than somebody like me starting off a sentence with, “When I was a kid”, but it is true that

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childhoods in the fifties were halcyon days for most, with the enjoyment of life closely related to the seasons. In the spring the bikes would be taken out of the shed after their winter hibernation, and we would pedal off to collect frogs spawn, climb trees or pick primroses and bluebells for our Mums. Then in the summer we would spend those long weekends at the river or one of the open air swimming baths or catching newts from one of the ponds at the common ten miles away. In the autumn, again on our trusty ‘treaders’, off we went to fill our saddle bags with conkers, which we would take home and selecting the very best, use them in playground conker competitions. And as unlikely as it might sound to the health and safety gestapo, no one ever received a life threatening injury from such an activity as far as I know. Then in winter when the weather meant that we had to stay at home more, we got out the snakes and ladders or jig saws and, perish the thought, get stuck into a good yarn like Treasure Island or Last of the Mohicans. The combined effect of all this was that from practical experience, we learned about the workings of the world around us. In between times, we would wrap up warm and play in the local park or roller skate in the street. There was never an excuse not to be doing something interesting. But the world has moved on and the value of such pursuits has been undermined by the technological age and woolly minded liberals. We live in a push button, designer entertainment society, restricting the imagination and kerbing creative instincts. Mother Nature and what

the countryside has to offer, free and gratis along with the stimulation that old fashioned adventure stories can give, have been relegated to the back burner. In short, our kids and grandchildren are simply not allowed to have proper childhoods and in that sense it really is the fault of society. The emphasis seems to be on encouraging the attainment of adulthood as quickly as possible. Many parents are often too busy or simply not prepared to devote the necessary time to their kids, it’s so much easier to buy them another game for their X-Box or give them a few quid to go and get a Big Mac. More women with children choose to pursue careers in this so called enlightened age, but please don’t tell me that this has no impact on the children. The tragedy of all this, is that although being a child should be a constant adventure with so much to experience, it is all being missed and once childhood years are gone, they are gone forever. If all of the gadgets and marvels of twenty first century science had been available when I was a boy, would I have grabbed them given the chance? You’re damned right I would! It’s human nature and the kids themselves cannot be blamed. So what’s to be done? Well, I really don’t know. I can only take comfort in the fact that life seems to move in cycles and that future generations will perhaps once again appreciate the importance of the childhood years, and allow kids to grow up as nature intended – obnoxious little beggars, but healthy and well balanced. Just like me.

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There are certain things in life that you just know. Take electricity, for instance: Somehow it is contained inside a wire, which starts who knows where, but which finishes at a plug in the wall, which has holes (2 of them here in Spain) into which you push the plug for the kettle, light socket, or whatever, thus allowing the electricity to get into the kettle, light socket, or whatever, and create heat, light, or whatever. This happens, I have no idea how, but I accept that it does. I accept that the electricity is in there, in the wire, just waiting for someone to put the plug in for it to do its job. But what keeps it

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alqueria The unemployment figure

Of the Alquerian population all are employed in some form or other. They may not do much actual work in their employment with Rodriquez’s olive mill or the thriving Remitroot business belonging to Poyato. They don’t expect to exert themselves to any great extend. Although they live off the income from one of these enterprises. The services they render could be anything from a full day’s work to some simple or menial task. At least that was the case until Alfonso Hagapoco decided to exercise his democratic right to be an unemployment statistic. Alfonso worked as a Remitroot stigma nurdler which involved one hour’s worth of very gentle labour per week, for this he received a fair remuneration. But being of anarchic tendencies, not to mention bone idle he thought he would rather have the whole week to himself. He thought that this was an hour too far and resigned. The Alquerian establishment prided itself on being a government for the people, of the people and by the people. They took it to extremes however. One year the entire adult population ran for the post of president. Everyone received one vote each. This meant a joint presidency consisting of everyone over the age of eighteen, apart from Loco Paco that is. Becoming confused he put his cross next to the printers name. The Madrid printer, Inky Pedro was quite surprised when the letter naming him as joint president of Alqueria dropped onto his mat. Alfonso presented himself at the Town Hall and asked to be registered unemployed. Poyato, who was manning the office at the time was taken aback. There had been no unemployment in Alqueria since it

became a republic. Poyato asked him what job he would like “Abyssinian Goat Shirling instructor to the Dalai Lama” Alfonso replied. He was awarded 2,000,000 Raros per week unemployment benefit that’s about €150.00, three times more that he earned working. The people of Alqueria were quite proud of their sole unemployment figure and Alfonso’s status in the Village mushroomed. They seemed to adopt him as a joint dependent. Treating him to free drinks, meals, and forcing money on him. Admittedly very little actual force was necessary. He was greeted each day with “Morning Alfonso and how goes our unemployment statistic today”. Alfonso Hagapoco never needed to buy food nor drink, the townspeople provided for his every need. By careful money management he soon acquired a tidy pile keeping the cash in a hollow under a kitchen flagstone. His affluence grew and Alfonso started to live a double life. He bought a house across the border in Spain and moved an extremely flashy woman in. He would leave the house every morning, don his much patched clothes and cross into Alqueria to his place of work as an unemployment statistic.

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Forum Golf Society´s first visit of the year to Playa Macenas saw a large field playing A Team Texas Scramble, with the top seven teams all returning net scores of less than 60 ! The winning team of Tony Morgan, (still inspired by his qualification for the Ford League Grand Finals at La Sella next week), Bob Cowan & Roy Barker not only posted an excellent 10 under par net 56, but also gave short shrift to the myth that a 3 man team finds it almost impossible to defeat 4 person teams, the best of which were Pat Garrigan, Myra Dickson, Trevor Pegg & Peter Harrington in second place with 56.5.

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• The World Cup starts a week tomorrow and England warmed up by beating Peru 3-0 in their final home friendly. Today Roy Hodgson’s men played Ecuador and on Saturday meet Honduras in two extra games. • Spain will also play two friendlies before bedding down in Brazil against El Salvador and Bolivia. • Liverpool have signed Southampton’s Ricki Lambert for £4m plus addons while Adam Lallana (valued at £22m) may also leave St Mary’s - this after manager Mauricio Potechinni’s switched to Spurs. • Roy Keane will, it seems, be named Celtic’s new boss this week. • Relegated last season, Deportivo La Coruna have returned to the La Liga at the first attempt. • Last weekend, Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure contracted Malaria while Italian midfielder Riccardo Montolivo broke his leg. The latter will certainly miss the World Cup. • A record European crowd of 80,000 saw Carl Froch k’o George Groves in the eighth round of their Super Middleweight re-match at Wembley. • Spain’s Marc Marquez won his sixth MotoGP in a row when speeding to victory in Italy last Sunday. Fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo was second with Valentio Rossi third. Marquez leads the rider’s championship by 53 points from Rossi. • It’s Canada’s Montreal Grand Prix on Sunday when the Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will again be going for glory. • Last weekend, cyclist Nairo

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19th Hole Golf Society. Cucador. 19th Hole Golf Society. Cucador. Change of day for the 19th Hole Golf Society, Wednesday at Marina Golf Mojacer allowed us a more relaxed and less busy round for this 4 Ball Team Waltz. Five teams set out to battle for 1st prize but several quickly fell behind notably Dave Johnson, Zeta and Dave Denyer and Billy the Ghost, Dave and Zeta really failed to support an inform Dave Johnson and ended up at the bottom of the results. The winners with 89 points were the Mark Danson team of Pete Dow, Paco and Jose. Mark celebrating his 40th something birthday steered his team to a very close victory over Terry Caddick, Ray Wicking, Brian Lowden and Christine Dow only separated on countback. Mark claimed a Nearest the Pin on the 14th to round his day off nicely, however, a sign of his increasing age was in the adding up of his card, he managed to underscore by 10 points, Lord know what he will do when he is 60!! Star performances of the day without doubt were the 44 individual points score by Paco (only prize for that is a reduced handicap) and his Partner, Nekana·s brilliant Eagle at

the 16th, chipping in from 50 metres. Ray Wicking also converted his Nearest the Pin on the 5th into a well deserved Two. Results:Team Waltz 1st Mark Danson, Pete Dow, Paco Ocaña Grayal and Jose Manuel Parran 89 points 2nd Terry Caddick, Ray Wicking, Brian Lowden and Christine Dow 89 points Nearest the Pin:5th Hole Ray Wicking 14th Hole Mark Danson 17th Hole Christine Dow Twos 2nd Hole Geoff Smith 5th Hole Ray Wicking 17th Hole George Arbernethy Thanks to all the members who support the 19th Hole Golf Society. The 19th hole G/S is now arranging weekly games at various courses in the area, our home course, which we play fortnightly, is Aguilon. If you are interested in joining the 19th hole give the secretary a ring on 610340653. Or email gs19thhole@hotmail.co.uk

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