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327 Jobs Created in Ronda By Andy Cameron An estimated 327 medium term jobs are to be created in Ronda with the continuing improvements being made to the ring road surrounding the city and Arriate at a cost of 18,500,000 Euros. Each of the main entrances into Ronda is being redeveloped with money earmarked from Plan Zapatero, the economic stimulus funding intended to keep part of Spain’s construction industry active whilst the economy recovers from recession. A total of 234 jobs are being created upgrading Ronda’s ring road, with three main projects receiving the bulk of funding, the new overpass on the A-397, a new access road and

underpass on the A-374 near the new hospital, and a new underpass and landscaping at the Campillos roundabout with the A-366 and A-367. Major construction work is currently being carried out at the A-374 road to Sevilla, with several thousand pine trees cut down to make way for new access slips and an overpass, which it is hoped will remove an accident blackspot. A second stage at the A-397, which is yet to be approved or funding allocated, would see the road straightened from La Dehesa to La Indiana, and completely remove the sweeping bend, however work on this section may not occur for several years, if at all. Near the new hospital of the SerranĂ­a where the roads from San Pedro (A-397) and

the road to Gaucín (A-369) intersect, a new 80m long bridge and accessway is being built to improve traffic flow. Currently all traffic enters the roundabout but with construction of the new hospital, traffic is expected to at least quadruple and single lane access from each spur will likely cause driver frustration and delays. Ronda’s major bottleneck, the Campillos roundabout, midway between the A-374 and A-397, and with direct access to the city on Avenida de Målaga, as well as access to the El Burgo (A-366) and Arriate/Campillos (A-367) is to receive major work, though construction has yet to begin. A new underpass on the A374 into Avenida de Målaga is to be built and traffic diverted to improve congestion at this

roundabout. An additional 93 jobs are expected to be created with a new 6km bypass around Arriate that will give quicker access from the MA-7403 Puerto del Monte in Arriate to the A-367 Ardales road. Arriate’s narrow streets face daily congestion from through traffic trying to reach Setenil or Los Prados, which this new bypass is expected to fix. Whilst the creation of 327 new medium term jobs is being applauded, local environmentalists are critical of the number of trees being removed to make way for construction at the A-374 Ronda to Sevilla intersection. 14,000 3yr old pine trees planted to give Ronda a green space on the city boundary have been earmarked for removal. Målaga Provincial Delegate for Public Works and Transport Dolores Fernåndez, on being questioned about the destruction of a green area, stated that all trees and shrubs will be replaced in another location once work is complete, but declined to mention where this would be and if land has been acquired for planting. Ecologists in Action fear the trees will not be replaced, and that once the projects are completed the task of replanting trees will drag on for many more years until it is eventually forgotten. A petition is being organized by local environmentalists to remind the people of Ronda that an essential green space is being destroyed.

Mijas La Cala Lions Classic car meeting The Lions have helped to organise a special charity classic car meeting on Sunday 21st February from 12 noon at El Chaparral Golf Club. Come along to see a fabulous variety of classic cars from all over the world and visit the many stalls under the supervision of Lion Joy Wildbur. Call her on Tel: 952 471 457 should you wish to take part. A 3-course lunch is available, with wine, from 1.30pm for just 20 euros. To book a table call the golf club direct on Tel: 952 599 433. Make this a pleasant Sunday out with the family to be part of and enjoy a page in motoring history. If cancelled, due to bad weather, then the event will be run on the following Sunday – 28th. February. Meetings at Ole restaurant, La Cala. The Mijas La Cala Lions return to the Ole Restaurant in La Cala for their two-meetings-a-month on 10th February 2010 at 6pm. following the Christmas holidays. The meetings are always on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Anyone interested in becoming a Lion should contact Membership Secretary Paul Brabrook on Tel: 952 669 709. Volunteers to help in the La Cala charity shop are always needed. Contact Manageress Rosemary Brabrook on the same number to arrange an interview.

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CELEBRITY CHEF BOILING Jean-Christophe hits back

By Nell Glynn CELEBRITY Chef JeanChristophe Novelli, has hit back at a recent article published in what he has described as “A cheap tacky Newspaper”. The article accused him of improper practice for terminating an agreement, that had been running just under a year, with the Hotel Lorcrimar, in Puerto Banus. In an exclusive interview Jean-Christophe said: “ I am deeply amazed by what has happened and how myself, staff and customers have been treated, and now certain people are trying to make me to look like the baddie. I have put so much into this restaurant, myself, the staff and my brother had high hopes for this project.” Jean Christophe went on to say: “Both myself and my brother Anthony have put a lot of time and effort into setting up what was a top class restaurant, I am even more sickend by the fact that our loyal staff - people who have worked with me for many years, as we speak are still waiting for wages that they were promised prior to Christmas.” The article states that “He walked out on Christmas Eve” when in fact JeanChristophe was not even in Spain on Christmas Eve, and there were never any plans for him to be at the hotel during the Christmas holidays, as he was booked somewhere else in Europe as could be seen on his website. When Jean-Christophe was first approached by the Hotel Lorcrimar to help set up a restaurant there were certain standards that he insisted must be met, but he claims that the hotel did not keep their side of the bargain and were charging four star

prices for what Jean-Christophe believes to be a three star hotel. The charming chef believes that the hotel owners cooked up a secret scheme to use his name to sell the hotel for twice its value he said, “I knew nothing of their plans until the second week in December, I was at a party after appearing on the popular television show “Mr. And Mrs” some people had flown over from Spain, and Michelle and I were to delighted to win as the money was going to help the children at the Keech Hospice Care home, just outside Luton. During the party a man came up to me and said: “Where are you going to go next now your restaurant has been sold”? “I

nearly fell over with shock, I took the man outside and asked him what he meant and he proceeded to tell me that the Lorcrimar had been on the market for a while, I quickly realised what was going on, they intended to double their money, which is not bad considering they had only bought the hotel two years previously.” Jean-Christophe sought advice from his lawyer Dean Dunhan who immediately issued the hotel with an injunction to stop using the Novelli name immediately and stop the sale of the hotel and JeanChristophe is currently suing them for breach of contract.

A press statement was released advising people that he was terminating his contract with the hotel and they were to take all references to him and his name from the premises. He went on to say: “I am so disappointed, I thought they were such nice people, even so I can honestly say that Melanie Kenyon, who was the operational person of the company, is the rudest most aggressive woman I have ever worked with in my life, and I have met hundreds of women!” He went on to say: “I don’t mind working with people who do not have experience in catering, but there is no excuse for bad manners, especially when you are supposed to be a leader. “The plans that I had for the future would have brought people from all over the world to the Lorcrimar and Marbella.” Just last year Jean-Christophe’s friend and P.R Max Clifford held a celebrity party at the newly opened restaurant. Jean Christophe said: “What has made me so sad, is that in such a short space of time we built a popular successful busy restaurant that was very lucrative, and it had all been destroyed by greed and lack of loyalty.” The business is now closed and boarded up, it has gone from such a success to a sad lonely sight. Jean-Christophe also claims that the hotel owe thousands of euros to suppliers, staff and the hacienda, he told the Spanish Sun: “One day I received a call from one of my chefs, they were in a panic as they said that the people who had installed the kitchen had arrived with screw drivers and were threatening to remove the equipment because they had not been paid.” Jean-Christophe also told the Spanish Sun: An employee drove his car at the reception screaming and demanding to be paid it was 8.30pm on Saturday and the restaurant was packed. He found out that

the hotel has no operational tell lies about him, he claims licenses. she tried to blackmail them His brother Anthony into saying bad things to the was sacked while he was other newspapers about him, on emergency leave, visit- but they have remained loyal ing their sick father who was throughout. undergoing a life threatening Jean-Christophe was operation. Jean –Christophe, so concerned that standards said “My brother Anthony were upheld at the restaurant is charming he had that he even paid 24 worked very hour surprise vishard, the cusits, to check tomers and the consisstaff loved tency and him, you quality of c o u l d the work, not find which a more shows popular how comJean-Christophe with brother Anthony person. mitted and T h e dedicated managers were he was. His getting drunk and brother Anthony arguing in front of clinever even knew when ents. he could expect a surprise Jean-Christophe said that visit. the most upsetting thing was Jean-Christophe has that Melanie tried to turn his asked the Spanish Sun to loyal staff against him, and convey his apologies to his

loyal customers, friends and fans in Spain and thank the hundreds of people who have written to him offering their support, he ended with the message: “I have not left Spain or the Costa del Sol, I am just changing address, and we will always be there.” Since this shocking and surprising news Jean- Christophe has had many offers of different projects on the Costa del Sol, but he said: “This time I am being careful who I do business with. This embarrassing situation was a one off and it will never happen again.” Jean-Christophe is off to America this week to appear on a chat show with Ellen DeGeneres but make sure you get future editions of the Spanish Sun, to see “What Jean-Christophe does next”! Send your letters and cooking questions to Jean-Christophe via sunnews@idecnet.

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You’ve Gotta Meet Molly

Leading Polish football club trains at La Cala Resort Legia Warsaw is one of the most successful Polish clubs in history winning a total of nine league championships and a record 13 Polish Cups. It made it to the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League European Cup / Champions League in 1970 and was twice in the semifinals, the latter being in 1996. The current squad contains players from seven countries, including Spain’s Iñaki Astiz Ventura, a defender who hails from Pamplona and the former Manchester United striker and Chinese international Dong Fangzhuo, who is on trial. Dong was the first Chinese player to be signed by United when he agreed terms in 2004. The club first used the La Cala complex for a training camp last year and Assistant Coach, José Antonio Vicuña (Kibu) from Navarre, says they

returned because of the professional facilities. “The facilities are excellent for a top class professional team and allow us to train in optimum conditions. Additionally, the service we receive from all the staff is excellent. In Poland in January and February, the temperatures reach -25C to 30C and the pitches are covered in snow and it is very difficult to train properly. We are delighted to be able to train in La Cala and we plan to return next year.” This winter La Cala Resort is also hosting training camps for top teams from Switzerland, Germany, The Czech Republic, The Ukraine and Russia. Apart from the mild winter climate, teams are attracted by the extensive range of facilities and the secluded location that is also near Málaga airport and other major transport links.

Meet Molly She’s a grey speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana. She spent weeks on her own before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled. While there, she was attacked by a pit bull terrier and almost died. Her gnawed right front leg became infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case. You know how that goes. But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind. He saw how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn’t seem to get sores, and how she allowed people to handle her. She protected her injured leg. She constantly shifted her weight and didn’t overload her good leg. She was a smart pony with a serious survival ethic. Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee, and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly walked out of the clinic and her story really begins there. ‘This was the right horse and the right owner,’ Moore insists. Molly happened to be a one-in-a-million patient. She’s tough as nails, but


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sweet, and she was willing to cope with pain. She made it obvious she understood that she was in trouble. The other important factor, according to Moore , is having a truly committed and compliant owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care required over the lifetime of the horse. Molly’s story turns into a parable for life in Post-Katrina Louisiana. The little pony gained weight, and her mane finally felt a comb. A human prosthesis designer built her a leg... The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life, Allison Barca DVM, Molly’s regular vet, reports. And she asks for it. She will put her little limb out, and come to you and let you know that she wants you to put it on. Sometimes she wants you to take it off too. And sometimes, Molly gets away from Barca. ‘It can be pretty bad when you can’t catch a threelegged horse,’ she laughs. Most important of all,

Molly has a job now. Kay, the rescue farm owner, started taking Molly to shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Anywhere she thought that people needed hope. Wherever Molly went, she showed people her pluck. She inspired people, and she had a good time doing it. ‘It’s obvious to me that Molly had a bigger role to play in life, Moore said. She survived the hurricane, she survived a horrible injury, and now she is giving hope to others.’ Barca concluded, ‘She’s not back to normal, but she’s going to be better. To me, she could be a symbol for New Orleans itself.’ Pictured is Molly’s most recent prosthesis. The below photo shows the ground surface that she stands on, which has a smiley face embossed in it. Wherever Molly goes, she leaves a smiley hoof print behind.

CONCERENED residents and business owners have contact the Spanish Sun regarding the possible disappearance of a woman know to them as Natasha. The last time Natasha was seen was driving up and down the Calahonda strip, and bar owners thought she might have been drunk due to her erratic behaviour. The next day her car was spotted on the corner of the road with her lap top on full view in the back. Her landlady was contacted, and a group of people went to her apartment where they found all her belongings, diary, makeup clothes still hanging in the wardrobe. That was three months ago, her car still remains illegally parked, but with the window smashed and lap top missing, and she has not returned to her apartment where her belongings still remain. Police have been called but Natasha’s whereabouts remain a mystery. Natasha is believed to be East European, and thought to have a child in care in Malaga. Do you know what has happened to Natasha? Email:

Millions of Foreigners The national institute of statistics (INE) has registered 5,648,671 foreigners in Spain, which makes up 12 per cent of the total population. These figures show an increase of 380,000 foreigners, nevertheless it does not take into account those people who were registered but have in the meantime left the country. These figures don’t include people who are still waiting for their residency to be renewed as well as those who are not registered. The national institute of statistics receives over one million variations every single month of which 800,000 are errors and incidents with regional governments. The number of foreigners who are “empadronado (registered with the local town hall)” in Spain has increased six fold over the past ten years. The biggest collective with highest presence in Spain are those from Morocco, followed by those from Romania and Ecuador.

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Polls suggest shock upset in Ronda’s 2011 Municipal Elections Could a shock upset in Ronda’s next municipal elections be on the cards? According to a recent poll by Sigma Dos yes, with a majority of voters in Ronda saying they won’t be voting for mayor Antonio Marín Lara’s PSOE in 2011. In a shocking twist of fate, the popular mayor who urged his Partido Andalucista (PA) colleagues to abandon their party and join the PSOE leading to one of Spain’s biggest political scandals of 2009, may be about to experience what it’s like to upset an electorate who now feel they have no representation. Sigma Dos, one of Spain’s most respected market research companies conducted a telephone poll of people in Ronda in early January asking who they would be likely to vote for in 2011. The surprising result is that the PSOE won’t be increasing it’s majority, or even maintaining it’s majority despite the addition of the former PA councillors. In 2009, mayor Marín Lara and 8 PA councillors abandoned their party to join the PSOE in Ronda, thus giving the PSOE an overwhelming majority with 16 coun-

cillors of 21. The remaining seats made up of 4 Partido Popular (PP) councillors and one Izquierdo Unida councillor. Poll respondents indicated that the PSOE, even with the former PA councillors isn’t likely to increase it’s number of seats by very much, perhaps only 1 or 2 seats, whilst the PP would expect to increase their seats to between 6 or 7, and the resurgent PA returning to council with 5 seats. All of this makes for murky waters ahead with none of the three major parties expecting a clear majority, and all needing to enter a coalition if they want to govern. There is no love lost between the PSOE and PA, the latter effectively saying they consider it a matter of honour to defeat Lara and his PSOE cohorts, whilst on the national stage the PSOE and PP are fighting a bitter battle for the hearts and minds of the electorate. Ultimately politics makes for strange bedfellows, but at this state the PSOE will be hoping to pull in enough seats

to govern alone or with their natural allies of the left, the IU and the greens. Failing to pick 11 of the 21 seats will presumably see Ronda welcome in a centre right coalition of the PP and PA. Both parties have started electioneering early and approved their mayoral candidates, Mari Paz Fernandez for the PP, and Isabel Barriga for the PA. An all female lead in 2011 is defintely on the cards if these polls are to be believed. The only wildcard of the election is the Unión Progreso y Democracia (UDyP), a new party formed since the last elections and without any political experience, but who have stated they intend fielding a big enough list of candidates to govern alone if elected. That’s a big boast, but one that national commentators are taking seriously. If the UDyP can find solid grass roots support for their call to clean up Spanish politics after the worst recession suffered in Spain since the civil war, then all bets are off and we could see some interesting coalitions being formed.

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The Costa del Sol Press Club held its Annual General Meeting at the Restaurante del Golf, on the Camino Viejo de Coin, north of Fuengirola. After the official business, a packed house of members enjoyed a splendid threecourse meal prepared by

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By Tim Knaggs Traffic chaos in Alhaurin el Grande and Coín is the order of the day at the moment. Businesses and homes are being disrupted by the closure of two main roads out of Alhaurin el Grande for road works. The closures will affect the A-404 (2nd – 18th Feb), on the stretch running from Venta Los Chavos until Venta Pedro Lucena and the A-387 (8th Feb for 2 months) which runs from the

Ermita del Cristo de las Agonías until the Venta Los Morenos. The mayor has reported some alternatives when travelling. Those who have to go to the coast can use the Coin link road at Venta Los Morenos which will open to traffic soon and for these drivers who do not have to go through Coin, the council is considering an alternative route. For those drivers who wish to go to Coín they can do so via the Carretera del Polígono. The A404 from Los Chavos to Venta Pedro Lucena is now

completely closed with barriers up by Los Chavos. We met a Councillor from the Ayuntamiento de Alhaurin el Grande who confirmed the road closure. It is intended that residents can still use the road but it was suggested that as the road’s condition could cause problems only make necessary journeys if possible. The works are supposed to finish on the 18th February (for the A-404) but from experience it is entirely possible it will take quite a bit longer than that. We know some residents are having problems being let through the barrier when they try to go home. The Coin - Mijas road should be open by 8th February as it’s the scheduled detour for the works being completed on the A-387 between Ermita del Cristo de las Agonías until the Venta Los Morenos. A lot of local residents are having problems when travelling from Coín to Alhaurin el Grande they have to use the Villafranco road and this closes normally after heavy rain. The only way to get to Alhaurin then is to use the Cartama road then not ideal. The road situation is a bit of a mess at the moment and it looks like the residents will have to grin and bear it at the moment but for those working on the coast it makes it incredibly difficult to make the journey at present. The Ace come home appeal has been launched. Ace is currently being looked after by his owner’s lovely friends Mark and Mandy in Spain while they relocated back to the UK to find work. He was due to come over on March 4th transported by a company called Posh Pets in

Spain, he ś had jabs, got a passport and deposit for his journey has been paid, they are now trying to raise the remainder of the money. They are appealing to all their friends to donate 2 pounds each or 2,50€ - that’s around 150 friends to help them get Ace back

home to them. They have only got till mid February (he is due to leave Spain 4th March) so please if you want to help, you can donate via the website The Carnival comes to Alhaurin el Grande. There is a pa-

rade on the 21st February in the old town and if you fancy popping along you will see lots of costumes and food to be shared by all well worth a look. For more details visit our website for a full program.

DICK THE DIBBLE by Clodagh & Dick Handscombe

Practical gardeners, authors & broadcasters in Spain for 25 years

Setting The Scene Having now gardened in Spain for twenty five years we look forward to sharing some of our accumulated experience with you through this new monthly gardening column. We will focus on two things. How to get the best out of your plot of land or apartment terrace and how to avoid the many problems faced by gardeners in Spain. Especially by those previously living in the colder climes of northern and central Europe. We knowing that many readers will only have small and medium sized gardens or even just apartment balcony or terrace gardens so we will concentrate on how you can make the most of the space you have by designing and developing them to be productive in terms of flowers, herbs, fruit, vegetables and spaces for relaxing and dining. Yes even excellent vegetables and fruit can be grown successfully on apartment terraces. From time to time we will also focus articles on those with plots of five to ten thousand square metres wondering what to do with dying orchards and salty contaminated soil.

For those with limited ground area the trick is to use moderate sized plants, containers and perhaps raised beds, and use walls fences balustrades and even ceilings of covered terraces to support plants. The many shapes and colours of pots, troughs, hanging pots and window boxes give every opportunity for creating eye catching features with a little creativity. Thinking of plants do use ones that are easy to acclimatise in the current microclimate of your garden. Wait until you have established shelter from the hottest suns and strongest gales before investing in the more delicate plants. Naturally not all readers will be full time residents so some months we will focus on the special challenges of absentee gardeners whether they do all the gardening themselves or depend on the skills and diligence of an unsupervised gardener. Above all we will focus on enabling you to maximise the enjoyment of your garden. Spanish gardens are to live in for most of the year and not look at through the rain spattered or frosted

windows left behind when moving to Spain. We will balance the objectives for beautiful gardens with the need to conserve water and minimise maintenance as we get older. Each week we will select a topic and cover it depth. If you have a special topic you would like us to cover just send an email to

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HEARTSTRINGS The one that never was... By Andy Camerón

myself totally at peace with the job I created for myself -- making her feel as comfortable, safe and happy as possible. I thought her eyes revealed that she reciprocated my feelings. It was not only Marie’s physical beauty that captivated me; it was something infinitely more rare and significant. By my standards, nothing can compare to a person who effortlessly exudes an energy that eases the mind of all stress, while simultaneously enabling all that truly matters in life to be displayed with brilliant clarity and joy. The women I had dated in the past all possessed the attributes I wanted (intelligence, humour, physical/inner beauty and compassion) but those characteristics were never enough to make me content -- I needed more. I needed a woman with the unique ability to profoundly strengthen and inspire me, a woman who forced

inherent responsibility that a deep connection like that requires? Maybe my instincts were all wrong and she never felt the same way for me as I did for her. Regardless of what the real reason was, I don’t feel any differently towards her or see her in a lesser light. In a strange way I don’t care what the reason was; all that matters to me is that she is happy and safe. Regardless of how much I want to be the one to make her smile like no one else can, I’d be content knowing she is smiling and being treated like gold (as she deserves to be) by someone else. Even though things turned out much differently than I believed they would, I learned valuable lessons from my experiences with Marie. Truth be told, although I have called Marie “the one who got away,” the fears and hesitations which I believe to have ultimately kept us apart made Marie “the one who never was” more than anything else. Even though I would love to go back in time and change how things unfolded between us, I have no regrets. I followed my heart, and although she never truly returned my feelings, she deserved the kindness I gave her nonetheless. I learned that when a person as special as Marie comes into your life you owe it to yourself and to her to follow your heart and put it all on the line. Otherwise you’ll allow your fears to restrict your future, leaving you with nothing but memories of “the one who got away” or even worse, memories of “the one who never was.”

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It was Thursday, around 5:30 P.M. on a perfect spring day; I was sitting on the patio of a restaurant across from a busy train terminal, waiting for Marie to arrive. I continued battling the army of butterflies Good Luck to Jodie in my stomach. I am not acfrom Go-Fresh, the customed to being nervous new snack bar in La but it seemed appropriate James thanks for Happy 9th birthday Cala. to feel anxious before my being the best, to Jesus from Garcia first date with the girl who Happy Valentines Del Olmo, love from I didn’t want to remember day. Lots of Love Nellie and all your and could never forget. Trish xx friends. One week before, I had seen Marie for the first time in three years. I had finally revealed the truth that had been haunting me since the first moment I ever saw her, Robin Happy Vala truth I had entines Day I love spent years tryyou more than the “Tis better to have loved and lost ing to ignore, whole world and than never to have loved at all.” a truth which Lisa P Today is outer space...Carole A very happy had to be con~Alfred Lord Tennyson the day, its time to birthday to Bob fessed, a truth take the next step. Gelling love from she deserved to Will you marry me? Lillie! hear, and needed to believe me to become a better perAnderson x -- Marie is the standard son simply because I knew against which I measure all she deserved the absolute other women. Another train best I could offer, a woman pulled in and the terminal whose well-being I viewed started producing a new as being equally or more mob of commuters when important than my own. Eventually we drifted Marie called to tell me she Stevie Baby Yours WORDS OF WISDOM apart, leaving me wonderhad arrived. always Happy The butterflies kicked ing why the vicious hot/ Valentines bet you It takes less time to A very happy Birthinto high gear as I looked cold cycle had continued cant wait for your do things right than to day to Barry Ley! across the street and saw for those two years. Was it present...Ben explain why you did it the woman who forever because I hadn’t been aswrong.” changed the way I look at sertive enough about what all other women. Marie I wanted? Was it because Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stood out from the crowd we are both afraid to trust like a rose in a barren des- each other with the ert. She wore an unforgettably bright smile and casually walked with an elSUBMIT YOUR MESSAGE FOR A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE egance that was as surreal as it was intoxicating. My Simply complete the form below, cut out and either fax to 952 493 898 or scan and email to breath was taken away at Name: Telephone: Email address: the first sight of her beautiful smile. Somehow Marie found a way to make her Message (max. 50 words): smile even more alluring when she spotted me from across the street and started walking over. Little did I know, this date would be the start of Tick which an enlightening journey image you that would ultimately leave JUST would like. me with the knowledge that WORDS following your heart will prove insufficient if you allow your fears to create even the slightest bit of Payment details hesitation or restraint. The next two years were Name on card: a roller coaster. During good times we talked for Please debit my Visa / Mastercard, Number: hours, laughed and enjoyed Expiry date: / Signed: Date: being together as if our ups and downs and everything else in the world were comor I enclose a cheque/P.O. to the value of € pletely irrelevant. I found

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Issue #127, February ‘10


HEALTH NEWS Childrens Health Matters A Minefield of Decisions By Dr John Serrano Davey Welcome back to the New Year, a new term, and all that life will throw at us this year! Sometimes it seems as if there simply aren’t enough hours in the day in order to do all the things one wants to do. I believe that it is to a large degree for these reasons that we are all more likely than ever to get swallowed up in all sorts of ideas and fashions which on the face of it seem rather appealing and attractive. We simply do not have the time or the energy to check everything out for ourselves. I believe that it is therefore even more important that people can rely upon their chosen professionals, in whatever field, to guide us (parents) through the minefield that is Health and Education. As a Dental Surgeon, my expertise naturally lies in the area of health, and even more specifically Orthodontics, but I find it more important than ever to keep up to date with all and any related matters, through continuing professional development, ie education. The recent headlines in the tabloids regarding the 36% increase in measles outbreaks in the UK brings back memories of the agonizing dilemma with which we were (or appeared to be) confronted ten years ago. At the time I remember pouring over data for hours on end, searching for any clue as to what was really in my little boy`s best interest. In the end, we took the decision to inoculate, and proceeded with the MMR triple-jab. Now, ten years later, with measles posing a serious risk to large numbers of youngsters who failed to undergo their immunization, and with

Dr Andrew Wakefield, the Many dentists propose early man behind the controversy treatment in order to “grow the largely discredited, it would be jaws”, and commence treateasy for someone in my posi- ment as young as eight or nine tion to be feeling just a little years old. After one or two years smug! But not everyone has the ability to locate and treatment, with an “arch developing” appliance they are understand the reams of data surrounding these issues. naturally delighted to demonWe are all guilty of falling for strate to the parents that the media hype now and then, and treatment has been a total sucthis will always be so. The cess, by showing them by just MMR paper in question was, how much the jaw has widand still remains a perfectly ened (ie grown). However, good small case series, but it just stop and think carefully for a was systematically misrepresented as being “36% increase in measles outmore than that by the tabloid press in breaks in the UK brings back memoparticular. ries of the agonizing dilemma” For anyone interested in un“they are naturally delighted to derstanding a little more about how demonstrate to the parents that the to really get to the treatment has been a total success” bottom of such matters, I can high“As an orthodontist I am continuly recommend a ally confronted with new and amazbook by Ben Goldacre, entitled “Bad ing claims surrounding new kinds of Science”. It is not braces, or Treatment Philosophies” a difficult book to get to grips with, and at least minute. If we place a brace gives an insight as to the diffi- which gets wider in an actively culties professional health care growing child, how can we reworkers face when attempting ally be certain that the changes to evaluate any new treatment seen were indeed as a result of the treatment, and not simply or procedure before offering it to their the natural growth that occurred anyway? patients. Sometimes what you think As an orthodontist I am continually confronted with you see is not all it may appear. new and amazing claims sur- This is where science comes to rounding new kinds of braces, the rescue. If this approach reor “Treatment Philosophies”. ally is effective, then you can Frequently the proponent of bet that somewhere out there these treatments has a (finan- is a hungry young PhD student cial) vested interest in them be- desperate to prove it so. In a future issue I shall ing accepted, and it is therefore my job to thoroughly evaluate try and give a resume of just what treatments are supported the science behind it on my patients behalf. Let by high quality scientific evime give you a little example. dence, and which are not!

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SUN An executive was in a quandary. He had to get rid of one of his staff. He had narrowed it down to one of two people, Debra or Jack. It would be a hard decision to make, as they were both equally qualified and both did excellent work. He finally decided that in the morning whichever one used the water cooler first would have to go. Debra came in the next morning, hugely hung-over after partying all night. She went to the cooler to get some water to take an aspirin and the executive approached her and said: “Debra, I’ve never done this before, but I have to lay you or Jack off.” Debra replied, “Could you jack off, I have a terrible headache.”


The Per Report: By Per Svensson

Spain in second division Sarcastic, former President of the Government, Jose Maria Aznar (PP) has declared that present Prime Minister Rodriguez Zapatero (PSOE) has, “returned Spain dramatically to the European second division by his mismanagement of the economy” and that “nobody has previously caused such damage in such short a time.” Leading newspaper El Mundo asked its readers if they agreed with Aznar; 84% answered “yes” 16% disagreed.

Less traffic on motorways – builders in trouble The crisis has led to less traffic on motorways, built during the past years, and less toll income to finance investments by building consortiums. Several builders are on the brink of collapse and the Government is preparing a plan to compensate them for the fall in traffic volume. Several are facing difficult renegotiations on bank megaloans.

262,251 car purchases received subsidies Since ‘program 2000 E’ to subsidise buyers of new cars with less poisonous emissions was introduced in May last year, 262.251 new cars have been sold, affording substantial support to the ailing Spanish car industry. Nevertheless, in spite of the program, car sales fell 17.9% in 2009, although better than 2008 when the fall was 28%. The car industry fears the end of the program (when the 100 millions allocated has been spent) may coincide with the increase in IVA (VAT) in the middle of the year.

Unemployment increased 125,000 in January Official unemployment figures for January, now been published by the INI (National Office of Statistics) showing a rise of 125,000, thus bring the total to 4,048,500. In December INSS (Social Security System) payments to the unemployed increased by 2,772 million euros, up 20.9% on same month in 2008. Only 3 million of the unemployed qualify for benefits; 12.4% of the beneficiaries are foreigners, 45.7% more than last year.

The rating agency Fitch has lowered the qualification of debt certificates issued by nine Spanish banks, including Santander and BBVA. The worst rating was assigned to Bancaja, slipping to BBBthat’s just one step above “speculation”. The Spanish stock exchange fell 10% in January, wiping out much of the advances in 2009. The shares of the big banks came under special attack.Investors had brought the index up to 12,000 points, but it is now struggling to retain the 11,000. On Wednesday 3rd of February Ibex lost another 2,27%, especially provoked by the banks. Banco Popular fell 4,59%, BBVA and Bankinter 4% and Santander 3,8. More will be coming.

Will we be excluded from the Euro? After the harsh comments on Spain’s financial situation by Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at the University of New York, politicians and financial commentators, including some in Spain, are seriously discussing the possibility of the country being excluded from the Euro Zone. A commentator in the leading financial newspaper “Expansion” asks, “Will we be excluded from the Euro?” The European Commission is preparing a rescue packet for Greece, but a similar measure for Spain may be too great a demand on Northern European taxpayers.

Pension age rise to 67? As a measure to improve the endangered public finances Minister of Finances, Elena Salgado, has proposed an increase of two years in the pension age

in Spain, taking it to 67. The proposal has received a mixed reception, with the Minister of Labour saying that the immediate problem is to find work for the unemployed. Trade unions warn against the proposal and the leftist federation IU has threatened a general strike.

Storm & crisis Spain takes on the Canary austerity measures Islands The cold, wet weather which has affected the Spanish mainland for several weeks has now also hit the ‘sunny’ Canary Islands. A tropical storm brought floods and damage to southern Tenerife, with more than 1,000 lighting strikes in 5 hours, schools were closed and several roads blocked. There are less tourists and foreign property owners in the Canary Islands this winter. Many restaurants, bars, and supermarkets are empty, due to high prices at a time when the crisis is hitting the population in Northern Europe. British long term tourists especially are staying home due to the fall in the exchange rate.

Following the massive criticism in the Spanish and foreign press concerning the 11.4% deficit in public accounts for 2009, and the subsequent loss of investor confidence, the Government has decided on a package of budget austerity measures, which it is anticipated will shrink the deficit by almost 50 billion euros between now and 2013. However, analysts are sceptical, as one fifth of the adjustments are intended to come from the bloated Regional and Local administrations which were not consulted prior to the program being adopted by the Government. Moreover, one third of the improvement is based on an expected cyclical improvement in the Spanish economy.

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Brave Brit Tackles Nutter By Tim Lewis AN ENGINEER has described the terrifying moment he had to tackle a man trying to force his way into the cockpit of a plane. Brian Davies, 47, wrestled the man to the ground when he became violent near the end of a flight from Cardiff to the Canary Islands. Mr Davies held the man down with the help of a flight attendant and other passengers until the plane landed safely some 30 minutes later at Las Palmas Airport in Gran Canaria. Mr Davies and his wife Debbie, 45, from Aberdare, were among 193 passengers on the 8.20am flight out of the Welsh capital on Monday. The couple were sitting three rows from the front of the plane with Mrs Davies’ parents Avril and Clive Jones. Mr Davies said: “The man was stood at the front of the plane ranting at the flight attendant for ages. We could see he was getting aggressive. “He was speaking in

Spanish but at one point he said to the attendant, in English: ‘I’m not afraid to die. Are you afraid to die?’ “My wife was panicking because we had seen him with a bag in his hand but then couldn’t see the bag. You start to think does he have a bomb or something? That’s when we started to worry.” He said two attendants came from the back of the plane with two men, whom Mr Davies assumed to be flight marshals. They turned out to be fellow passengers. “I could see the attendants had cable ties and a restraint and were going to take him down,” added Mr Davies. “They tried to grab him but he was kicking and biting so the attendant called for help. I jumped on his back and put my knee into his back. We struggled to get the cable ties on him because he was resisting so much. I shouted ‘Does anyone play rugby?’ and the other bloke helping laughed. “I said it because I knew we would have to pull his grip at the fingers, just like trying to get a ball from someone, because his arms were too strong. “I did get hold of one fist and forced his arm back and shouted at the attendant to get me a cable tie and managed to get them on him. “Once we had his arms and legs tied they put him on the front row of seats flat down, but he still managed to headbutt the flight attendant.” The man, who is from Gran Canaria, was immediately arrest-

ed when the plane touched down. A police spokesman said they believed the suspect had suffered a panic attack and tried to speak to the pilot. He was later released. A spokesman for the Spanish Civil Guard said the incident was not being treated as terrorism-related. Mr Davies said: “I felt I had to do something but it was instinct – I was not trying to be heroic or brave. My family were there and I would rather have been helping than sitting down wondering if I could have done something. “Hopefully, it’s a once-ina-lifetime incident. Afterwards I was shaking for a while because of the adrenaline but in a strange way it was enjoyable.” The couple’s daughter Michelle, 24, was told of the drama when the couple phoned home on Monday evening. She said: “My dad said it was a very scary situation and seemed to go on for a long time, although it only lasted a few minutes. I am very proud of my dad and just so relieved that no-one was hurt and the plane landed safely.” Confirming the incident, a Thomson spokeswoman said such events were rare. “Thomson Airways operates a zero-tolerance approach towards aggressive behaviour on board its flights,” she added. “The safety of our customers and crew is the airline’s number one priority at all times.”

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January Blues By Alice Griffin

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screamed blue murder when I said she couldn’t take it to playgroup. Even now it is still sitting on her shelf. Many of us have grown up with adults saying that kids ‘only ever like the cardboard box’ but for some reason we simply refuse to give into this notion, instead playing right into the hands of shiny-plasticgimmicky-toy manufacturers only to find that the £5 torch we put in our kid’s stocking is revered as the god of all other Toys R Us residents. I find this hugely frustrating so the other day I went into my daughter’s room and suggested tentatively that she play with the flashing-pink-plastic trolley that Father Christmas had so lovingly picked out for her. “Come on sweetie, why not make mummy a nice slice of toast and cup of tea?” She simply looked at me, her nose scrunched up in disgust and replied:

Well thank the lord that another January is well and truly over. Call me a misery, but even this glasshalf-full girl struggles with the post Christmas/early New Year ‘what am I doing with my life?’ blues. But, I’m pleased to announce that finally I’m raising my head out of hibernation and seeing the brighter side of life once again. The snowdrops are pushing through the frozen soil and the sun is “the sun is warm enough to remind warm enough me of what spring feels like” to remind me of what spring feels like and send me “Mummy, I no like it.” Just charging happily towards perfect. Of course when we this season where anything become adults I guess we seems possible. Anyhow, before I get become more interested in carried away and rush for- the contents than the box ward into Spring I should itself so I suggested to my tell you that my Christmas husband that next year we went well despite the un- should tap into this happyusual amount of snow we box-play and instead put experienced here in Eng- the money that is lining the land; my gifts were not rid- pockets of tacky toy manuiculed, I stayed respectably facturers into the hands tipsy and my daughter had of a lovely jeweler so that a ball. Of course she was mummy can have herself lavished with far more than a completely unnecessarshe needs and I’m already ily decadent diamond ring hoarding stuff together to - feigning happiness at the give to a children’s char- prospect of a cardboard box ity. Which brings me onto at 34 is wearing a little thin the question of why do we and hey, it might cure my think we need so much dislike of January in 2011! when really we need very little? Out of all the presents received the one thing WORDS OF WISDOM that my daughter hung on to for dear life throughSimply seek happiness, out the festivities was a and you are not likely Sponge Bob Square Pants to find it. Seek to create card sent from my brother and love without regard in Norway. She took it on to your happiness, and dog walks and family visyou will likely be happy its, carried it in her hand, much of the time. tucked it in her pocket and

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Invest In Your Relationships What is Lifestyle Circle? Lifestyle Circle is all about communicating ideas. It is a group dedicated to women who desire information and facts to allow them to make choices, make changes and feel good about who they are and what they do. What does Lifestyle Circle Do? Lifestyle Circle has regular get-togethers to discuss, test and sample the latest developments in relation to women’s’ health, beauty, well-being and general life enhancement. Visiting speakers give information on subjects such as Cosmetic Surgery, Enhancements, Lifestyle changes, Psychology, Hypnosis, Image Consultants, Holistic Treatments, Aromatherapy etc. In addition, our salon meetings allow you to try out new products and see step by step demonstrations on how and what to do with cosmetics, hair products and styles as well as discussing beauty issues. Conversations cover a wide range of topics but mostly about women looking for lifestyle changes. How do I Benefit from joining Lifestyle Circle?

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How are your relationships with your family, your friends? As a culture we do not have strong relationships the way that we used to. In the past there were very strong communities. Generations stayed in the same area and spoke into each others’ lives. It takes years to build the type of friendship where you can speak the truth and have it received well. In our culture today we are bombarded with the quick, instant, and fast. Relationships are none of these things, they take time to cultivate. Being able to share from the depth of your heart takes trust. Trust takes time to build, whether it’s in marriage, parenting or friendship. One sure shortcut to trust that is going through a crises together. If we invest more of ourselves in the people around us, we will have richer more fulfilling lives. In the long run, with more fulfilling relationships, family (immediate and extended) and friendship we would also be more productive. Think for example how much productive time is lost due to grief over a broken marriage. It is a sobering thought. Here is a good way to start building into the lives of the people around you: Be the initiator. Ask someone, don’t sit back and wait for others to ask you. Be the one to initiate friend time. Pick up the phone or email and make it happen. Invite someone into your life. Don’t give up, try another friend if the first says no. This works for married people too. Invite your spouse out on a date, even if it is a walk. It says “I want

to spend time with you” and that speaks volumes. Be Loving. Love is patient, kind, protects, trust, hopes, perseveres, and rejoices in the truth. Love is not envious, boastful, proud, rude, self-seeking, or easily angered. It does not keep a record of wrongs done, or delight in evil. Compare the two lists and take inventory about yourself and what you bring to your relationships. Be discerning. Consider your relationships ahead of time. Think about where you want this relationship to go. Sometimes you are in a relationship to be the primary giver. Other times you are the receiver. Other times it is a give and take relationship. There are some people whom you don’t want to share your heart with, nor should you. Don’t step into every relationship that is offered to you. Consider where it will go. Be balanced in not blabbing everything to everyone, yet sharing at a deeper level with someone you trust, because they have earned it. When sharing about children or spouses, remember you are a big part of that person’s reputation in the community. What you say affects the way others treat them. You may feel better having vented, but the listener now has a new perspective on your loved one. Will you feel good about that next week? Be real there are enough plastic people especially here on the Costa. Be who you are and be real. Don’t be that person who is a chameleon depending on what they think the other wants to hear. No one is perfect, so be real and enjoy the benefits of rewarding relationships.

Hanging On The Telephone Ever wonder why the man you’re dating and having an amazing time with doesn’t call you very often? Or worse... stops calling altogether? If you’ve ever had this happen to you with a man, then you know how FRUSTRATING it can be when a man just suddenly stops calling for what seems like no good reason... And you’ve spent more time than you’d like to admit wondering what happened and what YOU might have done wrong. Most women in this situation fall into a kind of trap that seems to work against them... Instead of recognizing that the man not calling is an important signal in of itself, they become obsessed with wanting to know what he’s thinking and WHY he’s acting this way. But most women also know on an intuitive level that coming out and actually asking a man why he’s acting this way wouldn’t bring about anything good. And guess what? Their intuition is right. With most men in this situation, if you want to connect with a man and grow closer, then the answer is NOT to try and get him to talk about his thoughts and feelings. It’s time you learned what it really means if a man isn’t calling... and what to do about it to quickly “turn the tables” in your favour so that he’s the one calling and asking you out.

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THE TAROT (Part1) The History of the Tarot Historians have turned to the word “Tarot” to attempt to solve its origin. Some believe that the Tarot comes from the ancient Egyptian word “Ta- rosh” which means “The Royal Way” Others however believe that it is an anagram of “Rota” meaning wheel, similar to the Chakras. They feel the cards represent the circle of life from birth to death. Others on the otherhand feel it derives from the Hebrew word “Torah” which means “law” deriving from the ancient and mystical sys-

tem of the “Cabalah”. Interestingly the Cabalah actually originated in Spain, yet the Tarot major trumps are traditionally, not actually used. “Thoth” is the Ancient Egyptian God of Magic and Wisdom, an attempt from the mystical east mentions that the cards originated in the initiation temples. Moving to the European homelands the Hungerians believe it derives from the word “Tar” meaning deck of cards which in turn derives from “sanskrit”, originally “Taru”. The word “Gypsy” is an old English abbreviation of “Egyptian”.

Interestingly there is place in France, They are similar to the four suits of “The Crypt of the Church of Les the Tarot, the cups, wands/staves, Maries de la Mer” in the Camargue swords and coins/disks/pentacles. region of Southern France, that is It is possible that the four suits exclusive to Gypsies. It contains a refer to the four castes of Hinduism, shrine to Saint Sara of Egypt, sup- cups being the priests, Swords the posedly their patron saint. Some warriors, Wands the Serfs and Coins believe her to be catholic others the Merchants see her as “Sarapis” The Egyptian From the time of the Islamic God of the Dead. It is also believed Empire, Egpyt had been sort out by in French folklaw that the Shrine many wizards minds to be the magof Saint Sara rests upon an ancient ical and mystical kingdom where altar dedicated to Mithras, the Persian “The Tarot could be described Sun God. as Gods Picture Book or it could The early be likened toa Celestial game of scholars believed that the earlies form chess, the trumps being the piece of playing cards to be moved according to the law originated in China of their own order over a checkered and Korea. The earboard of the four elements” lies examples have -Lady Frieda Harrisbeen found dating back as far as the 11th century. The design of the cards appears to have many secrets originated. been based on a design similar to The word “Alchemy” interestpaper money. These evolved in the ingly derives from Arabic, meaning T ang Dynasty (618-908 A.D.). “The art of Khem” or “Egypt”. However a chinese dictonary, ChEgypt seems to be held by ing-tze-tung, claims the playing many occultists as the birth place of cards were invented in 1120A.D. the Tarot. It was here that its power for the amusement of the Emperors was re-discovered. concubines! It was only in the 14th Century There is a belief that the cards that the Tarot entered into Europe. originated from India. There is a At the time Christianity reigned Hindu Diety called “Ardhanarish- supreme, even though there was a vara” an andrógenos figure combin- strong under current of Paganism. ing the right half of the God Shiva Unfortunatly there were terrible and the left his consort Parvati. This persecutions of Heretics. A rise of is often depicted holding a cup, a Hereticle Christian Sects, which sceptre, a sword and a ring. The are grouped under the title “GnostiMonkey God “Hanuman” is often cism” shown holding these emblems. The word Gnostic is derived

from Greek and implies simerly to the “Anglo Saxon” word for “Wizard” or “Witch” or “someone who knows” “a wise man” Gnostisism is mixed with Indian, Caldean, Persian, and Egyptian Magical doctrines. They are seasoned with Greek Philosophy and Hebrew Cabalistic beliefs. These unorthodox Christian sects were called such names as “Waldenes”, “Cathari”, “Albigenses”, “Bogornils” and the Monastic Order, known as the “Knights Templar” Alexandria became the centre for Gnostic learning around the 2nd century A.D. It is from this welter of Gnostic Cults that the “occult arts” of the west appear to derive such as Alchemy, astrology, and images of the tarot. Popular demand for cards far outweiged Religious opposition to them and by the mid 15th Century, card making workshops were thriving in the Cities of Italy, France, Germany and Belgium In 1781, eight years before the French Revolution, “Antoine Court de Gebelin”, a french occultist and archeologist proposed a theory that the “Gypsy Tarot” was the remains of an ancient “Egyptian Book of Magical Wisdom”. The effect of this work became the tool for the “Rosicrucian Sages” and it was feted as the bible of all true occultists. “Eliphas Levi” a french Rosicrucian” writer and Cabalist, inspired the 18th century occult revival. He discovered that there was an apparent link between the 22 leters

Tantric Orgasms Women’s problems with sex generally fall in the following categories: 1. Loss of interest in sex 2. Loss of pleasurable sensations 3. Painful intercourse 4. Inability to reach orgasm 5. Having weak or mild orgasms 6. Weak internal muscles due to childbirth etc. 7. Sexual health concerns 8. Sexual guilt and shame 9. Inhibitions

10. Fear of intimacy 11. Need to be in control Frequent orgasms can benefit women’s sexual health tremendously. However, there is a vast difference in having an ordinary orgasm and having a tantric orgasm. Ordinary orgasms, which are the norm, are of short duration, isolated in the sex organs. Tantric sex orgasms involve the full body, mind and spirit, lasting for hours as well.

of the Hebrew Alphabet and the cards of the Major Arcana. He was the first to give elements to suits. A secret society was born, “The Golden Dawn” foundered by three scholars, Wynn Westcott, S.L.Macgregor Mathers and Dr. William K. Woodman. A blend of Eliphas Levis theosophy and magical cabalism as well as Egyptian Rosicrucian ceremonies typical of the 17th and 18th centuries. The purpose was to reach mystical illumination and magical power. The chief symbol that the group used for its teaching was the “Tree of Life” based on medievel philosophy of Spanish Juaism Known as Cabala. Starting on the 25th January I will be teaching the Tarot within “The Symbolic Whispers Development Circle” If you wish to join this circle and want to learn the Tarot please call 677114989 or e.mail for further details. Further info:

Benefits of a Tantric Orgasm: To obtain the benefits of a tantric orgasm, the shakti energy, the rising kundalini, must ascend through the spinal cord. It must reach the brain’s central nervous system and endocrine command centre, the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, which commands the changes that benefits our sexual health. Benefits of Frequent Orgasms: Frequent and powerful orgasms increase the level of the orgasm hormone, oxytocin. The oxytocin level is linked to the personality, passion, social skills and emotional quotient (EQ), all of which affects career, marriage, emotions and social life. Orgasms are very beneficial for sexual health because they empower our pituitary (brain function). TANTRIC MASSAGE and workshops. reconnect with your inner energy. For men, women and couples in our centre in Edtepona. Visti - tel Amanda 669 894 550, Guadalupe 696 323 533, Mike 638 287 984 (130)

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Getting married in Spain & Gibraltar Birth certificate: Spanish translation is required. Baptismal certificate: This must be issued within the six month period prior to your wedding, and authenticated by the issuing Bishopric. A Spanish translation must be attached. Proof Both Parties Are Free to Marry: “Fe de Solteria y Vida�. After a religious ceremony, you have one week to present the church-issued certificate to the nearest civil registry. The marriage is NOT recognized in Spain if you fail to register.

an official translator. Proof Both Parties Are Free to Marry: “Fe de Solteria y Vida�. Civil Registries have a document for this purpose that can be signed there when presenting the rest of the documents. Divorce/Annulment/ Death Certificates: If you have been married before, you must submit evidence that the relationship has ended. Certif i e d docu-

Civil Marriages

Getting married in Spain is complicated. An average delay of 30 to 45 days should be expected after the following documents have been submitted and before the ceremony may be performed. Religious Marriages Spanish law recognizes Catholic, Protestant, Islamic and Jewish marriages as valid in

Spain without the need of a second civil marriage. Regulations may vary depending on the religious denomination. Couples marrying through one of the latter three rites will need to first obtain authorization from the Civil Authorities by presenting the requirements described previously under “Civil Marriages�. For Catholic marriages, the documents

listed below must be presented to the priest performing the ceremony. If you wish to have a Catholic ceremony and either you or your betrothed is a foreigner in Spain, you must contact the Bishop in the area where you plan to marry. Arrangements for a Catholic marriage generally take from one to three weeks, and the following documents are generally required:

Application for a civil marriage must be made to the Civil Registry (Registro Civil) or District Court (Juzgado) in the place where the marriage will be celebrated. The following documents are generally required, and in many cases take some time to obtain. There are local variations, and you should check with the Civil Registry or District Court prior to assembling your documents. Application Form: This form can be obtained from the Civil Registry or District Court assuming jurisdiction. It should be signed by both bride and groom and include their full names, occupations, places of domicile or residence, and the citizenship of the couple and their parents. Birth Certificate: The original document is mandatory. If you were not born in Spain, you should submit the document with an “apostille,� an official international seal verifying a document for use outside its country of origin. If you live outside of Spain, you should also have a Spanish translation of the certificate made and authenticated by the Spanish Consulate or Embassy nearest your place of residence. If you are in Spain, the certificate must be translated into Spanish by

that a couple plans to marry, giving any knowledgeable citizen (such as another wife) an opportunity to object. In Spain they are required when one or both of the parties concerned lives in a town of less than 25,000 inhabitants. After the judge has accepted all the documentation required, banns are posted for a period of no less than fifteen days prior to the marriage ceremony. After you have assembled these documents and the ceremony is performed, the marriage is then recorded in the Civil Registry and a Spanish marriage certificate issued. A religious ceremony may be performed after or in lieu of a purely civil ceremony if desired. Gibraltar

ments originated outside the Kingdom of Spain must be accompanied by an apostille and Spanish translations. Certificate of Residence: Legal residents of Spain can obtain a certificate of residence at no charge from the Tenencia de AlcaldĂ­a in their district of residence. (First confirm that you are registered with the Censo). Foreigners who are temporary residents of Spain or have lived here less than two years may execute an affidavit regarding their place of residence before a consular officer. Both registration letter and affidavit are fee services. Apparently, Spanish law permits foreigners who are not Spanish legal residents to marry here. The different autonomous communities in Spain may, however, interpret this law differently and may be required that one of the parties be a citizen or resident of Spain. Posting of Banns: Banns are a public announcement

Where marriage in Spain is not practical, Gibraltar can offer a possible alternative. It is quite straightforward and the ceremony takes place in English. It is advisable but not essential to book the registrar several weeks ahead. This can be done by telephone. The paperwork should be completed the previous day as a special licence is required for non residents. This includes a sworn statement of eligibility at a local lawyer’s office. Full details can be obtained from the registers office: Registrar, Marriage Registry, 277 Main St., Gibraltar. Tel +350 72289 or +350 78303. Wedding Tips It is important to note that paperwork can be lengthy and time consuming and ample forward planning is necessary, especially where a marriage is to be celebrated during the summer months Anyone under l8 who wishes to marry must have parental consent.


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READERS WRITES... Dear Spanish Sun,

After reading an article by Per Svensson it suggests to me that the Spanish people have yet to realise their greatest asset. The many retired immigrants who spend all their income in their country and have contributed greatly to its recent prosperity. Not content with the recession they have now destroyed their reputation in the property market, ask yourself if you did not already have a property in Spain would you buy one now? Would you recommend a friend to buy one? It is not just the English press that takes the Spanish system to task it is now reported all over the world. With the present attitude recovery is a long way off. The sentiment expressed in this note is shared by some of our better informed Spanish friends. CKP

and heard. Please create (you don’t have to use it for more than this and you won’t suddenly receive unsolicited junk) a Twitter account at http://www. and then choose to follow just one poster. That’s us! Follow EquitableVictim We follow All the candidates and MP’s using Twitter and contribute daily so they know we are here1 Presently over 50 follow us and see our “tweets”. Your help is vital and will take very little time. Secondly, EMAG has a Facebook group called “EMAG Justice for Equitable Life Victims”. EMAG is relying on a small investment of your time to help us punch above our weight in the online world. Thanks again for your help. Dominic Shadbolt EMAG Regional

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Dear Editor,

Hi Spanish Sun,

NB: Sol Bank have had the opportunity to consider this letter but have not chosen to dispute anything I have said.

I would be grateful if you could let you readers know this EMAG is aiming keeping up the pressure on MP’s and PPC’s on all fronts. Here is how you can help... The numbers of followers really make a difference when these people look at the profiles and decide whether we are a serious threat. Very simply put; you are listened to if you are perceived as affecting chances of re-election or election. This is just another route to be seen

In you last edition you asked readers if they had experienced difficulties with internet service providers. Well I would just like to say that I tried three different companies the first two did not provide me with a good service, then I went to Mercury, they have provided me with an excellent service, and are always available if things do go wrong. I can thoroughly recommend them to all of your readers. John Maguire, Coin

The investment rate with Sol Bank is now is very low so I decided to move the funds elsewhere. The attitude of the bank staff was hostile. I was accused of taking advantage of the bank as they had made hardly anything on my funds and I had to pay 0.6% fee on every pound of the capital I transferred, even to sterling account in a bank within Spain. That came to £881 on an investment of £144,000. They may not have made much on my cash, through their imprudence, when they had it but if they could get every customer to transfer their funds ‘now that would be a nice little earner’ ! This is a legal charge but just because it is legal will not inspire me to transfer funds back to the bank when investment rates improve nor recommend my friends to do so either. John Carrington

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Be my valentine By Colette Concannon colette. Surely more couple’s breakup on the 14th February than any other day of the year? So many women turn into psychotic creatures wondering what time their card, flowers, engagement ring, weekend away will be delivered and hope/pray it will be bigger than what their colleagues/ friends/sisters’ will get. They spend most of the day waiting with baited breath. I’m sure many of the female workforce can’t work to their full potential on that day, just too stressful! I often feel sorry for the poor guy who doesn’t deliver exactly what the overly excited girlfriend is expecting. He is in no mans land, damned if he does get the flowers but damned cause the bouquet just isn’t big enough. So

ALL IN THE MIND By Danny Backhauser A Family Must Face a Ghost from their Past in this Stirring New Novel A young boy’s preoccupation with his deceased older brother has his parents fearing for his sanity in All in the Mind. Nick is of an age where having an imaginary friend is

who started all this hype and turned a normal level-headed woman into a neurotic psycho for one day of the year and why call it Valentine’s day anyway? Valentine’s Day is believed to have originated in Ancient Rome. There are many stories and versions out there but this seems to be the most popular. St. Valentine was a Priest in Rome. He is the Patron Saint of affianced couples. The Emperor Claudius banned marriages as no men were signing up to the army. But Valentine married couples in secret and was caught. His punishment was death. While waiting in prison, many young couples wrote him letters to show they believed in love and marriage. One of these young people was a daughter of the prison guard. She kept

his spirits up while in prison. Valentine left a note thanking her for her friendship. It was signed, “Love from your Valentine.” The note started the custom of exchanging

love m e s sages on Valentine’s Day. It was written on the day he died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people celebrate it and think about love. I had six great Valentine years with my partner at the time. I must say he really spoiled me and I felt very special and appreciated. One Valentine’s Day when we

were really broke and I knew he couldn’t afford the roses or the dinner out, I came home to a candlelit dinner with a few cheapy bottles of red wine. That was more special to me than a weekend in Paris (well maybe not!). But I’m divorced now, and my heart is on the mend, maybe my next prospective partner will whisk me off to Paris. Working in publishing companies in London for over ten years, I got to see how crazy my colleagues reacted to Valentine’s Day. Most of the girls would have display a face of ‘do not mess with me until my delivery of flowers arrive’. My boss was especially perturbed if her flowers didn’t arrive by midday. I was afraid to approach her until her massively massive bouquet made up of the most expensive, creatively designed exotic flowers, fruits, sweets with lashings of ribbon & trimmings were delivered. They always arrived

nothing out of the ordinary— in the country, things begin children, Abbie and Callum. for a seven-year-old with a to happen that cannot be exThe move has allowed Danny fertile imagination, it is just a plained away as a reaction to to dedicate more time to his part of growing up. grief and Brian and June are two great loves: his family But when June and Brian forced to see their situation in and his writing. This is his realize that their younger son an entirely new light. first published novel and a is having conversations with Publisher’s website: second novel is in produchis older brother, Stuart, they tion. have reason to be worried. About the Author: Danny For media inquiries, apStuart died several years ago Backhauser grew up in Kent, pearances, or other publicity, in a motorcycle accident at England and currently resides please contact: the age of 17. in Andalucía, Spain with his Ellen Green, PressManThough they have tried wife Lydia and two young to get on with their lives, Nick’s imaginary discussport sions with his travel brother have them lifestyle at the end of their money tether. Expert after expert has seen Nick and come to living in spain the same concluand much more! sion: it is all a part visit us online today of the grieving process. However, on new website • local features • updated daily a bank holiday weekend break





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with a gorgeous man (delivery boy). Once they arrived, someone was summoned to get a ‘very large vase’ which she roared down the office so all us sad ladies who didn’t get anything, could hear! Charming! The 14th February is milked by opportunists, but it is also a lovely reason to make an occasion of it, get dressed up, buy something special for one’s partner, be taken out to dinner, or to find a note under the pillow that simply says ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, I love you’. This year there is a bigger issue at hand, the recession. Many of us don’t have much money to spend. It can still be fun, quirky, more genuine, imaginative, intimate, no big gestures, but 100% effort and integrity. Everyone just needs to put more thought into it. Cooking a nice meal, or making a card are lovely surprises to a loved one. On Valentine’s night, I’m not going to cry because I don’t have a boyfriend. In-

stead I hope to meet up with a girlfriend and we can cry together as to why we don’t have boyfriends!! For all you happy, blissful, madly in love Romeo & Juliet’s out there, enjoy St. Valentine’s.

“Now, every year on this day, people celebrate it and think about love” “The Emperor Claudius banned marriages as no men were signing up to the army” “The 14th February is milked by opportunists, but it is also a lovely reason to make an occasion of it” “My boss was especially perturbed if her flowers didn’t arrive by midday”

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NOVELLI Ingredients 20ml olive oil 10 baby onions, peeled 1 banana shallot, peeled and diced 3 baby leeks, sliced 2mm thick 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced 2 baby fennel bulbs, diced 80g mushrooms, quartered 2 star anise 1/2 vanilla pod, halved lengthways 1 x 3cm piece of fresh ginger 8 garlic cloves, halved and core removed 9 whole black peppercorns 10–20 coriander seeds 2 bay leaves juice and zest of 1 lemon juice and zest of 1 orange 150–200ml extra-virgin olive oil 4 sprigs fresh thyme, stalks removed, chopped 8 fresh basil leaves, torn 5g fresh coriander, chopped 1 beef tomato, diced For the fish 20ml olive oil 4 fillets lemon sole juice of 1/2 lemon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 Beef tomatoes

Confit of Sole Andalou Serves: 2 Preparaton time: 2 min plus 5 hours infusion time Cooking time: 10 - 15 min First, make the confit. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan and fry the baby onions for 3–4 minutes. Add the shallot, leeks, red and green peppers, ginger, fennel and mushrooms, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the star anise, vanilla, garlic, peppercorns, coriander seeds, bay leaves, and the zest

and juices of the lemon and orange. When hot, remove from the heat and stir in the extravirgin olive oil. Set the pan aside, covered, for 5 hours to infuse. Return the pan to the heat and bring almost to boiling point but do not boil. Remove from the heat, and add the thyme, basil, fresh coriander and tomato. Stir to combine and set aside while you cook the fish. Halve the tomatoes and scoop out the flesh, season

them well and cook in a hot pan with a little olive oil, cook of both sides until softened. Put a little olive oil in a frying pan on a high heat. Season the sole fillets. Place in the hot pan, squeeze over the lemon juice and fry for 3–4 minutes on each side, or until coloured. Divide the vegetable confit between the tomato bases, add the fillets of fish and add a little more of the confit on top. Finish with the other half of tomato on the top and serve immediately.

Iced White Chocolate withWhisky and Passion Fruit

“Probably the most sensual recipe from my recipe book Everyday Novelli”

Serves: 6 - 12 Preparaton time: 5 min Freezer time: 1 hour Halve and remove the pulp from the passion fruit, pass this through a coarse sieve to remove the pips. Place into a pan and add the honey reduce this down to a thick paste. Break the chocolate into very small pieces. Put a nonstick saucepan on a low heat until just warm. Remove from

the heat. Add the white chocolate and stir with a wooden spoon so that the chocolate melts very slowly. Add the whisky, passion fruit paste and mix in the double cream straight from the fridge. Continue stirring until slight ribbons form. Pour into an ice-cube tray or ice-lolly moulds and freeze for at least 1 hour.

Ingredients 200g white chocolate 2 Passion fruit 1 Tspn Honey 20ml whisky, chilled 180ml double cream, chilled


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TRAVEL 76% of people believe that airlines should charge ‘Fat Tax’, according to the latest poll on leading travel site Skyscanner ( Only 22% of voters disapproved against such a move, with more than 550 people taking part in the poll altogether. Such a ruling would force those who could not comfortably fit into a standard airline seat to purchase a second, normally at a discounted rate. The recent furore over the misreported issue of Air France launching a ‘Fat Tax’ has re-inflamed the debate over whether airlines should charge very obese passengers for an extra seat. Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and director commented: “So called ‘Fat Tax’ is a very sensitive issue for airlines; they will have to tread carefully so as not to alienate heavier passengers. On one hand, it’s not unreasonable for airlines to charge passengers extra if they occupy more than one seat. On the other, many would argue that it should be the responsibility of airlines to adjust their standard seat size, enabling them to comfortably accommodate all passengers.” Although the majority of those polled voted in favour of such a move, many felt such charges would be unfair. “Seats should be

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63.8% of Brits testing the scales. With the average weight of humans trending upwards, it’s possible that adjustments to standard seat sizes will have to be made at some point in the future. There may also be opportunities for airlines to specifically target the overweight sector, offering entire planes with larger seats, or a range of seat sizes at different prices.

Malaga Airport to Soar By Clinton Profit King Juan Carlos of Spain will be guest of honour at the grand opening of the T3 terminal at Malaga airport on the 15th of March 2010. It has taken four years to complete the new terminal, the grand opening will include many top politicians, officials and diplomats amongst the 500 guests invited to the opening claim the Spanish Ministry for Development. The airport will be able to handle in the region of 9000 passengers an hour which is double its current capacity and a second runway is to be built next year. The new terminal will

have an automatic system capable of handling 7500 suitcases an hour, 86 check in desks, some 20 boarding gates as well as brand new shops, bars and restaurants.

Flying High Malaga Airport will soon have additional international flight connections with North Africa and Portugal, and many other destinations in the Caribbean and South America. An Andalucian backed venture with its centre of operations in Andalucia, Andalus Airlines will be presented on Friday, 30 May, at the Latin American and European Tourism, Art and

Culture Fair, due to be held at Torremolinos’ Congress and Exhibition Centre. Affordable prices, deals adapted to consumer needs and improved connections with destinations in the Caribbean and South America for Andalusian travellers, via direct flights from Malaga, without having to stop over in Madrid as was previously the case, are some of advantages offered by Andalus Airlines. The company is currently in the process of designing its strategies and purchasing its fleet, including several Boeing 767s, which will cover long-haul routes (initially the Caribbean). Nevertheless, the airline will start by establishing services to North Africa.



It’s time to deal with financial issues. Your loved one will appreciate and support your initiatives. You will have to sign official papers. No special problems are to be expected, as long as you will remain careful.

You will have the opportunity to implement daring projects, especially in business. Chances are you will succeed in the professional and social departments. Friends will be impressed by your determination and optimism, and will support you. Relationships with business partners should be very good.

Aquarius In the next week you will have good chances to assert yourself at work. Unfortunately, your colleagues might begrudge you with this. An argument with your loved one might occur because of your excessive career focus. Don’t neglect your loved one’s needs!


This month is favourable for major changes in your career. You might be proposed for a trip abroad, possibly for professional courses. You will have the opprtunity to conclude profitable deals and meet important people. You are advised Aries to pay due attention to your need for rest, You will have the op- even if you will be inportunity to make ar- vited to a party. rangements for a profitable deal that will Leo bring you a significant income. Unexpected events The relationship may occur that will with your loved one is cause changes in your going better and bet- life Friends and family ter. You are advised to are right behind you. avoid arguments with Now is the time for you an older relative who to study, to communiwill be trying to inter- cate and make business fere with your private trips. life. Try to be more of You are advised to a diplomat and rely on rely on intuition. Don’t intuition! take too many chanc-

Taurus Creativity and determination will help you in professional and business matters. You are capable of dealing easily with all business and domestic issues. You should also consider the opinions of those around you. Avoid speculations of any kind!


Libra Now is a good time for solving financial issues concerning your family. Honesty will help you improve existing relationships and start new ones. You are advised to avoid controversies with an elder woman.

Scorpio You will have several business meetings that will prove to be rewarding. This might

month receive

you good

news that will make you change your schedule.

Don’t lose your

head! Most of all, don’t take your nerves out on your loved one!

Sagittarius You could make a major and final decision for breaking a relationship. The future will prove you right. Your plans will be successfull, provided you will be patient. Try to be a team player!



Superiors will appreci-

Superiors will appreciate your ideas and determination. You might even get a bonus. You might be facing minor health issues, but they will prove to be passing. There’s no real reason for you to worry, but you need to rest.

termination. You could

ate your ideas and debe proposed for a raise. It’s time to devise long-term plans regarding investments. You are advised to take full advantage of this favourable time.


sure you are not neglecting your family!

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Issue #127, February ‘10


EVENTS & ASSOCIATIONS Religious Art Exhibition

Mind Body And Spirit Under the banner ‘the Exhibition artist for the creator Sat 23rdlooks and Sunday 24th of all beauty’ October 2010. comes this new H10 exhibition at the Plaza Hotel Andalucian Mijasspace Folk Museum. An Stands available email exhibition that is like a protagonist for Christian Art. The works, of a collective character, include over twenty Malagueñan artists, inspired by this subject matter. The display is open to the public until the 1st of March.

Calahonda Lions Quiz Mind Body And Spirit at the Casablanca restauExhibition rant in Calahonda the Sat 23rd and Sundayon 24th 19th February. Cost 15 October 2010. eurosH10 including quiz and Hotel Andalucian Plaza bingo. Stands space available email Sponsored Walk on the 25th April from Marbella to Banus and back in aid of Crece. For more information call David Whitfield, the President, on 647379652. Mind, Body & Spirit Mind Body And Spirit 23 - 24 Oct 2010. Hotel Exhibition H10 Andalucian Plaza. Sat 23rd and Sunday 24th Stands space available October 2010. email: Hotel H10 Andalucian Plaza

Casares Bridge Club

Classic Car Meet

The Club was set up in November 2009, in order to cater for the perceived needs of people in the Casares, Manilva, Sabinillas, Estepona and surrounding area, with Duplicate Bridge meetings starting at 7pm in order to allow working people the opportunity to attend. We hope to attract people who are inexperienced at playing duplicate through to those who are more competent. Our aim is to provide a friendly bridge atmosphere and to encourage players without bridge partners to attend as we operate a host system whereby partners will be found for those who attend. Lessons can be arranged for those wishing to learn the game of bridge, please contact Paul on 952 89 01 99 (699 026 129) or Tony on 952 89 36 33 for further details. We play on a TUESDAY evening, 7pm for 7.15pm, at the Casares Costa Golf Club in the D’antonela’s bar and restaurant and we now play in relative luxury. Players without partners are guaranteed a game. The bar refreshment facility is superb and waiter service second to none. The golf club can be found by following these directions:A7 Km 146.5 (roundabout at the stone tower and Esso filling station), take the MA 8300 to Casares, the club is 0.7km up this road, situated on the left. D’antonela’s bar and restaurant serves a €12.50 three course Menu del Dia up to 5pm and a la carte menu to 9pm.

The Classic Car Club is holding a meeting on Sunday 21st. February at the Chaparral Golf Club from 12 noon to raise money for the Mijas La Cala Lions. Apart from a galaxy of classic cars on show from all over the world stalls will be displaying many items for all the family. For space contact Joy Wildbur on Tel: 952 471 457 A 3-course lunch with wine is available in the clubhouse from 1.30pm for 20 euros. Tables should be booked direct to the golf club on Tel: 952 599 433. Make this event a day out for the family and enjoy a page in motoring history. If cancelled, due to bad weather, then the meeting will be run on the following Sunday – 28th. February. TLC SUPPORT GROUP Are you an Expat living in Spain wth a disabled child to care for? Do you know anyone in this situation? The Tomas Leighton Care (TCL) Support Group offer a service where you can meet with with other parents and carers in the same circumstances. We share knowledge on help available (both financial and informational), medical advances, activities and facilities for the disabled, helpful equipment, or just provide a forum to chat about day to day issues or problems. Dont suffer in silence, we are here to help and advise you in a social, friendly & supportive environment. Call Jill on 952 694 361.

Int. Club of Estepona Mind Body And Spirit INTERNATIONAL Exhibition CLUB OF ESTEPONA Sat 23rd and Sunday 24th For all English October 2010. Speaking People. Hotel H10Urbanisation Andalucian Plaza Bahia Dorada, Entrada Stands space available email 4 or 5 at km 149, A7, Estepona 29680 Tel 952 802 549 MANY EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK Music, dancing and themed supper evenings. Day and holiday coach trips. Golf, bowls, rambling, cards and quiz Monthly magazine and much more. EVERY SUNDAY Bar open 12.30 to 2.30pm for drinks and tapas EVERY TUESDAY Bar open 11.00am to 2.00pm for drinks and tapas EVERY THURSAY Bar open 10.30am to 2.30pm for drinks and lunch Weekly meeting SPECIAL EVENTS FEBRUARY Sunday 14th February – Valentines Party Tuesday 16th February – Pancake Day Celebrations Friday 19th February – Candlelit Supper Tuesday 23rd February –Ten Pin Bowling and/or Shopping SMOOTH JAZZ SESSION Jazz Concert 26 February at 21:00 Hotel Tamisa Golf, Mijas Costa

British Association of Marbella (BAM) In February, BAM will hold brief Coffee Mornings for members and guests each Wednesday from 11-12 Noon at the Baviera Hotel Cafe. That’s on c/ Calvario, next to Halifax Bank, off Avda Soriano. On Wednesday, February 24th BAM’s Monthly Luncheon for members and guests will be held at Restaurant RENTIRO in Plaza Del Mar at 1:30 for 2PM. That is located along the beach between Hotel HAPIMAG and Edif. Mare Nostrum. Call Jean at 952828533 or Merlyn at 951275049 for reservations. All are welcome for a social, fun lunch. At our December Luncheon, we even had Santa Claus and his “helper” giving gifts! If you thought parking a car in Marbella was a challenge, you should try a Sleigh and 8 Reindeers! Coming up later this spring, June 1st is BAM’s BEST OF BRITISH day of entertainment, again held in Plaza de Inglesias (Old Town) with the support of Marbella Town Hall. Last year this event was very well attended by folks who enjoyed the entertainment, music and food well into the evening. An event not to be missed! Anyone interested in knowing more about the British Association of Marbella & how easy it is to join in the fun, can contact Andrew or Merlyn Anderson at 951275049 or e mail:

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Issue #127, February ‘10



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ARROYO de la Miel. Central. 4 bed, 2 bath furnished apartment. 120 m2, terrace, utility room. Long let. Direct owner. 635666751 (127) EL PINILLO: 4 bedrooms, terrace, storage, garage, unfurnished, pool. 850 euros. 692609392 (127) TORREQUEBRADA Golf resort luxury 3 bedroom apartments from 950 euros and 2 bedroom apartments from 600 euros. Dogs accepted. Long. 660357124 (127) COSTA large detached 6 bed villa set in mature gardens with private pool, garage, terraces. Pool & gardener included. 3000 euros pm L/T. Tel Melanie 639852641 (127) TORREQUEBRADA two bedroom, two bathroom spacious apartment, near club house, 50 Sky tv, all amenities. 700 per month. 667433777 (127) BENALMADENA, area Tivoli World independent chalet, pool, garden. Long or short term. Very good price. 629591893 (127) BENALMADENA Costa Paloma Park 3 bedroom, 1 study, 2 bathroom, furnished duplex, parking communal pool, 850 euros long term Esme/Julia 952415358, 629487762 (127) LOVELY bright, clean and spacious furnished 4 bed, 2 bath apartment in the centre of the Pueblo. A must see for those who need space, central location and stunning views - all at an affordable price. 700 euros pm L/T. Tel Melanie 639852641 (127) ARROYOBenalmadena: Townhouse, 3 bedrooms, 2 terraces, chimney, bbq, garden. 750 euros. 692609392 (127) Estepona TOWNHOUSE in private urbanization Estepona. 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 toilet, chimney, BBQ, private and community garden, swimming pool, tennis courts, 30m from beach, 700 euros monthly including water and community. Direct: 605806763 (127)

L PARAISO Fully furnished, 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse, very large terrace with magnificent views of golf course & mountains, close to all amenities, parking & Sat TV, 650 Euros month. 676908682 (127) SELWO: Large detached villa, 4 bedrooms, 2 lounges, modern, unfurnished. Great facilities. 1,300 Euros, long term. 636673936 (127) CASARES 3 bedroom townhouse, 5 minutes from beach, private garden. 550 euros PM. 645381781 1,400 Euros pm, villa 4 beds, near Las Dunas Hotel, quality furniture, 10 minutes Banus, sea & golf views, Sat TV. Geoffrey 670637025 (127) 1 BEDROOM apartment for rent long term suits single person, 28 m2 lounge, bedroom, ensuite shower, shared kitchen, 250 month on 5 star development beach side, parking. 639729818(127) ATALAYA Alta, Townhouse, 3 bedrooms, sunny living room + chimney, private parking, pool. 700- 670932576. www. (127) LARGE villa, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, large plot, private pool, garage, alarm, etc... 2,100 euros. www. 651751920 (127)

luxury, 2 beds, 2 baths, furnished, A/C, good views. Direct, no commission! 647776202/ 647776202 (127) 3 BED, 2 bath, near beach and centre, 105 m2, pool, terrace, 600 euros and 2 bed, 2 bath, private garden, pool, parking, quiet El Coto area, 480 euros. 678578673, 607808892 (127) TORREBLANCA Penthouse apartment, furnished, 2 bed, 2 bath, 60 m2 terraces, parking, cctv, sky, 700 euros. 619803018 (127) CENTER, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment, furnished. 590 euros. 670630425 (127) 1ST LINE South facing, 2 bed, 2 bath, English TV, quality furniture/ kitchen. 600 Euros. 952588618/ 600631843 (127) COIN country villa, 3 bedrooms, garden, pool. 700 euros/month. 679111522 (127) 2 BED quality furnished townhouse, Alhaurin Golf. Only 500. 622881029 (127) COIN new country house, 3 bedrooms, garden. 550 euros/month. 679111522 (127)

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VILLAFRANCO, spacious 3 bedroom property with pool and garage, unfurnished. 750 euros. 691010764 (127) ALHAURIN el Grande: 1 bedroom, furnished casita. From 85 Euros/ week. Call evenings, 952112919/ 678235693 (127)

LA CALA Stunning, large, 3 bedroom townhouse. 1,400 euros PM. Tel. 672620052 (127)

BARGAIN 2 bed furnished penthouse, spectacular views over Alhaurin Golf. Only 450. 622881029

MIJAS de Campo, lovely 5 year old detached villa, fully furnished, stunning views, mature gardens, private pool, garage, large driveway, SKY, tel line & ADSL. 1995 euros pm L/T. Tel Melanie 639852641 (127)

BENAMARA 3 bed, first floor, large terrace. Beach side, 700 pcm. No fees. 952884808/ 663385713 (127)

ALHAURIN, apartment 2 beds 1 bath, terrace, courtyard. 425 euros pcm. 600669230 (127)

575 EUROS, 3 bed garden apartment. Riviera del Sol. 629903751 or (127)


ALHAURIN El Grande, finca, wooden house, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen, furnished, store room, quiet, internet, good access 450 euros monthly telephone 677732522 (127)

3 BED 2 bath quality furnished apartment Princess Park, Calahonda. Large terrace, south facing, good sea views, 725. 622881029 (127)

SAN PEDRO Beach, unfurnished Villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private garden, aircom. 1000 euros. 670932576. (127)

FUENGIROLA for rent Los Boliches. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, tastefully decorated, parking, close to the beach, 650 euros long term. 952473809, 630950595(127) 3 BEDROOM flat in Ed. Sol Playa. 2 bathrooms, aircon, etc. Long term 600 Euros + water/ electricity. No commission. Tenants with references. 629955179 (127) CLOSE to Dani Market, 3 bed 2 bath, fully furnished. Parking. 650 euros. 691209091 (127) FUENGIROLA Los Pacos, for rent, luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, sea views, parking, air con, gym, tastefully decorated, 650 euros long term. 952473809, 630950595 (127) PUEBLO Lopez: 1 bed split level apartment + sofa bed. Sunny aspects, balconies overlooking Plaza and fountain. A/C, cable Tv. 499 Euros monthly. 607658141 (127) ONLY 480 Euros!! Bargain,

Marbella MARBELLA Elviria. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms. Private parking. No commission. Long term. 550 Euros. 607491810 (127) ELVIRIA Hacienda. 1,2 and 3 bedroom furnished/unfurnished apartments. Close to amenities. Underground parking, storage. Starting at 450 Euros. No fees. 649031716 (127) ELVIRIA, Santa Maria, 2 bed 2 bath modern furnished apartment, large terrace & Sky TV, 700 euros. 646584935 (127) PUERTO Banus Marbella front line Aloha Golf beautiful views, sunny garden apartment, 1 bedroom. Nicely furnished, small closed complex, gardens, pool / private parking. Long term 650 euros. Possible short term.

MIRAFLORES, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sea views. 550 euros/month. 679111522 (127) MIJAS Costa, nice 1 bedroom, terrace, views, 350 euros/month. 679111522 (127) CALAHONDA: Urb. Medina del Zoco, ground floor studio with private garden. Pool. 300 Euros. 626248132 (127) RIVIERA large luxury three bedroom townhouse with private garden. 800 euros. Tel. 672620052 STUNNING villa Las Farolas, 3/4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, very big private plot, incredible sea views, separate apartment, large pool and garage 1595 p/m 672261644 (127) NEAR Club La Costa, 2 bedrooms, views, pool, etc. 550 Euros + water/ electricity. Only Senior Citizens. No commission. 629955179 (127)

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CLASSIFIEDS 500 EUROS 2 bed apartment with garage and storage room. Calahonda. 629903751 or (127) Torremolinos ROOMS in Torremolinos: Price 270 Euros month. Also daily & weekly rentals. 952381050 (127) TORREMOLINOS centre, 2 bedrooms, furnished, sea views. 450 euros/month. 679111522 (127) TORREMOLINOS Montemar, near Carihuela. Two bedroom townhouse, long let. Satellite, swimming pool. 650 euros. 619983504 (127) STUDIO Montemar, 40 m2. Sea views, 400 euros pcm. 660532983 (127) URGENTLY required all types of rental properties for waiting clients info@rent-costa. com 951102483 (127) CARIHUELA area. Furnished 3 bedroom flat, 2 bath, garage, air conditioning, long let 650 euros. 650231401 (127)

MONTEJAQUE Nice rustic house to let in beautiful surroundings. 654613094 (127) SABINILLAS Beach, 1 bedroom, sunny, pool, long term. 350 euros. 686414575 (127) PROPERTY FOR SALE RIVIERA luxury villa 9 bedrooms, 23 rooms possible, ideal residence for tourists / old age, club house; great sea views, many extras, lift, built 2003, terraces, SW, sunny, wind sheltered, pool, garden, plot 850 + 780 optional, walking distance to beach, shops. 995,000. 952931221 (130)

Buy, sell & trade locally | To place adverts, Call: 952 493 898 Gardens, pools, gym, summer bar. 285,000 euros. FM Estates. 952937268. www. Many other 2 and 3 bed properties available (30)

fencing, rubbish clearances. Gardens tidied for rental or sales and maintenance, from 30 euros per month. Tel Mary 952 371 487 or 616 669 285 (131)

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BARGAINS Bargains Bargains. Studio Calypso 72,500 Euros, Large studio Miraflores 99,500 Euros, 2 bed/2 bath apartment Riviera 120,000 Euros, Detached bungalow Calypso 225,000 Euros, ono. Call Brian 609058322 to view (30)



NO FIX, NO FEE! Missing TV channels or poor reception? Been told its normal in Spain? Well its NOT. For these type of problems or for a new Sky or any European Satellite system call us today 627955648 / 627955 728 (131)


REWARD OFFERED Missing BMW 325 ci 1995 convertable, Silver, Irish plates 05-D-4444, it was stolen from La Cala. Please call 664 676 558


BARGAIN villa. Must sell. Mijas Pueblo, large four double bed villa walking distance to the village. Large kitchen, 2 bathrooms swimming pool, solar powered, garage. Terrace on top floor, views of sea and mountain. Bank valuation of 750,000 Euros. Bargain at 475,000 Euros 688629424 (30)


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Over 50’s Show Return to Estepona for Fourth Year Following ‘the huge successes’ of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 events, this year’s Over 50s Show, the lifestyle event for the Coast’s seniors, will according to the organisers, be the ‘biggest, best and most featurepacked yet’. Commented organiser John Low: ‘After three extremely successful and well attended shows, the event has now become a permanent fixture on the Coast, and succeeded in bucking all

the negative trends last year when many other events were cancelled’. The event will again by held at the Palaccio de Congresos, Estepona on the last weekend of November (Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th) and will again be the ‘ultimate showcase’ for the region’s older


people, with all the proven attractions as well as many new elements. And for antique buffs the good news is that Eric Knowles, known to millions for his appearances on The Antique Roadshow, will appear at the show again, offering free valuations. This has

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proven to be one of the most successful features of the show. Added John Low: ‘We are delighted that, despite his extremely busy schedule, including his Antique Roadshow commitments, as well as fronting a new TV show of his own, we have managed to get Eric to take part’. Many of the free attractions from the first three shows will again be in the mix, including computer and Internet tuition, golf lessons from PGA professionals, pets advice, an art exhibition, consumer and legal advice, guidance on cosmetic procedures, health checks – including diabetes, and blood pressure monitoring. ‘We wont change a winning team’, continued John Low, ‘but if anybody or group has any suggestions for improving the event, we would pleased to take them onboard, providing they are practicable’. The Over 50s Show is described by the organisers as ‘the ultimate lifestyle event for the Coast seniors, which is entertaining, informative and educational’. Once again, admission and car-parking is free, as well as all presentations and tests. They also add that the event offers the over-

50s ‘a one-stop shop’ to get information on their physical and financial health as well as enjoy many of their interests and hobbies, not to mention an excellent opportunity to meet-up with their peers from all over the Coast and beyond. Health and well being will be a key element of the event based on the well-proven premise that exercise, sensible diet, and regular, routine monitoring slows down the age process. Visitors can avail of blood pressure and blood glucose tests; spine monitoring and bone density

screening will also be available, backed by information on treating arthritic joints and knee pain. And there will also be the opportunity of joining in yoga and aerobic classes. Data on dieting and maintaining a healthy weight will also be included. According to organisers, ‘early enquiries suggest that this year’s show will be the biggest ever, with well over a hundred exhibitors’. They add that many exhibitors which have taken part in all three shows so far have already booked for the 2010 event.’ If you are interested in exhibiting at this year’s show, you can get details by contacting the organisers at 902 003896. Or email:

Heaven For Sale in Scotland By Mel Luck Riverview is situated in the beautiful village of Newcastleton on the Scottish Borders only 20miles from Carlisle, Cumbria - one and a half hours from Glasgow and Edinburgh - 2 hours from Manchester, perfectly located for families in Scotland and England and easy for foreign nationals to get to from these airports. Riverview was bought by current owner Phil Kelly back in 2006 with the dream to establish a stunning tranquil environment for retired/semi retired people. Phil proceeded to totally landscape the park resulting in beautifully maintained communal grounds for everyone to enjoy without the hassle of stress of maintaining them as he has highly trained staff in who take care of everything. He then went on to re-develop the roads, installed new electricity and even renewed all the drains. Each lodge comes with gas & electricity which is metered to every plot, television, telephone and broad-

band. Who wouldn’t want a piece of heaven from as little as €59,000 and with Riverview offering the first ever eco-lodges (POA) in Scotland with less than €1 per day running costs it - its perfect for the environmentally friendly and those of us who are trying to be friendly with our bank accounts!!! Each lodge comes with comes with specially designed gardens for easy maintenance, brand new monblocked driveways, maintenance free patio & decking all free of charge. The lodges also come fully double glazed, central heating, tv, telephone and broadband. Each plot has its own metre for the gas and electricity and all are linked up to the mains water. This really is the way to go for retired people who are looking to release equity and purchasing a holiday home that is maintenance free situated in tranquil surroundings. With the River Liddel running through the grounds residents have exclusive rights to the Salmon

and Trout fishing as well as being only 50 miles from the Lake District. The park has been developed to an extremely high standard for the over 50´s where they can share their lifestyle with likeminded neighbours. With 9 different styles to choose from something should tickle your fancy, or if you have an idea of what you would like Riverview work closely with the manufacturers and they would be happy to sit with you a design a bespoke lodge for you specifically for you. Please visit our website at riverviewholidaypark. for all amenities and attractions in the picturesque village of Newcastleton or you can contact us on 0044 1387 375065 and one of our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions. Part exchange considered for apartments or villas in southern Spain. *Special Offers for limited period only. See opur main advert on page three.

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sets of dates for that particular ship). There is also the opportunity of future contracts throughout the year if work reports are good. Please do not apply if you are not available for the dates stated above. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced CRB disclosure. You must have a valid British passport or the necessary visa/documentation to enable you to work within the EU. Please email CV and letter to jobs@ to apply. Catering company based in a beautiful small French Ski resort in the French Alps looking for a creative chef to come and join us for a period of 1-2 weeks as a working holiday to help us progress our company. We place a specialist menu using local and organic produce and need an experienced chef who is capable of producing exciting delicious menus within a budget and without compromising taste. Must have extensive experience of vegetarian and vegan foods, a good nutritional knowledge and be able to incorporate the use of pulses, lentils and raw

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Ronda Girl Competes in Eurovision A young Rondeña Ángeles Vela hopes to be the voice and face of Spain at this years Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with her song “Tan Lejos de Ti”, a strident and upbeat R&B styled composition. 21 year old Ángeles is no stranger to the Eurovision selection process having reached the semi-finals of RTVE’s competition in 2009, though she didn’t receive as many votes as the eventual contestant Soraya, who Sun readers may recall was eliminated in the final. This year Ángeles has once again teamed up with prominent Ronda poet, actor and musician José Maria Tornay who composed both of her Eurovision entry songs, the popular 2009 song “Vístete de Primavera” and this years entry “Tan Lejos de Ti”. Tan Lejos de Ti roughly translates as So Far from You, and tells the story of a young woman separated from her lover and anxiously waiting until they can be reunited, a classic story of unrequited young love.

first demo album which she describes as varied and beautiful, with several of her own compositions making their way onto the demo although she readily admits she loves the songs written for her by José Maria Tornay and another Ronda producer Jhandro. The demo album is expected to be complete in the next two months and Ángeles hopes a major producer might be interested in helping her with a career in music. Asked what her dream life would be, Ángeles is down to earth and maintains she will complete her university studies even if she manages to get a recording contract; Ángeles gives the impression of a young woman who knows that

Her story is all the more remarkable because Ángeles didn’t start singing until a few months before the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, and has been described as naturally gifted with a huge career ahead of her if a recording contract can be secured. Only recently has Ángeles discovered the need for a voice coach, though she is loathe to restrict her voice in any way Ángeles gives the impression of a as she continues to young woman who knows that a discover new techniques and styles career in music is very competitive of singing that suit her voice. Ángeles describes singing as fun and a career in music is very coma hobby that she really enjoys petitive and that she needs to doing even without the distracbe able to support herself outtion of her Eurovision entry. side of music. Whilst pop music appeals Modesty and an unassumto Ángeles most, she is also ing manner follow Ángeles in a confident rythm and blues every interview, she is quick (R&B) singer and could see to credit her friends and famherself recording a crossover ily for their support, and is full album with a combination of of praise for everyone who has pop and R&B songs. helped her thus far. Eurovision In tandem with her entry 2010 is an adventure for Ángefor Eurovision, Ángeles is les Vela, and she is every bit as also in the studio recording her

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excited about some of the other performers as she is about her own chances. Eurovision hopefuls in Spain need to place in the top 50 of pre-show votes to be eligible for voting in the live TV show in February, and if you’d

like to read more about Spain’s contestants, RTVE has a Eurovision website television/eurovision, or you could vote for Ángeles Vela on her vote page. The 2009 win by Norwegian Alexander Rybak who

sang “Fairytale” means Eurovision 2010 will be hosted by Oslo, the capital city of Norway during the last week of May. Eurovision 2010 will be broadcast by RTVE, a major financial contributor to the competition.

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GOLF New Pro for Leadbetter Academy La Cala Resort welcomes Laurence Brotheridge, the new Academy Director/Head Teaching PGA Qualified Professional to the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Laurence Brotheridge grew up as a promising scratch golfer in Bahrain competing in various tournaments around the Middle East. The teaching side however proved more attractive, prompting him to enroll into the University of Birmingham and British PGA in 2003. He graduated with

a BA Honours in Applied Golf Management and PGA Level 3 qualification. In 2007, he was recruited by IMG to be a David Leadbetter Instructor at DLGA

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Haiti Golf & Gala Dinner a Success A Gala Dinner held at the La Quinta Golf and Country Club in aid of the Haiti eathquake victims proved a huge success, generating in excess of €15,000. More then 276

guests enjoyed the dinner, with several surprises, raffles, stand up comedians Stan Boardman and kenny Lynch, plus the live acts of tenors Stephen LloydMorgan, Mel Williams and the

Austria and DLGA Bradenton, Florida. As a fully certified DLGA instructor, he has assisted David Leadbetter and his staff in lessons with promising youngsters and tour pros. Some of his previous students have included Austria‘s top junior golfer and Brazil’s Amateur and Junior Open winner and his coaching philosophy is to provide a simple, effective and enjoyable lesson. La Cala Resort, with 60 holes, has been recently named by the Real Spanish Golf Federation, the country ́s largest golf resort for the fifth consecutive year.

Marbella Big band. Marbella, 8th Febuary 2010. The La Quinta Golf and country club, in association with Talk Radio Europe, hosted a gala dinner in aid of the Haiti earthquake victims, Friday the 5th of Febuary. The night was a huge success, generating more than €15,000 from the 275 guests who enjoyed the live entertainment, raffles and the stand up comedy acts of Stan Boardman and Kenny Lynch. Other live acts included the Marbella Big band and the tenors Stephen Lloyd-Morgan and Mel Williams. The sum of money generated will be handed over to the Ark Christian Fellowship who will initiate the projects for several orphanages in Haiti. The Fellowship has over 8 years experience in contributing to the improvements for orphaned children world wide.

SPANISH SUN HONOURS 2010 HAVE YOU BEEN HONOURED? Since the Spanish Sun launched the honours award in last edition votes have been flying in from all over the place! Honoured...Johno & Debs from The Beat

Some of the votes so far: Best Indian restaurant - Indian Ocean, Punjab Palace Best Snack Bar – Dibleys Best Radio D.J – Johno and Debs from The Beat, M. Peters from Global, Sussi Best Italian restaurant – Da’ Brunos Best fish and chip shop – The Boat house Best Hair dressing salon – Nachos, Lush, The Forum Most friendly bar person Ken from The Carabela, Jane from Dibleys Romeo Rat – Arthur Best live - D.J Chris Evans, Scruffy Most reliable tradesman – John Leach!!?? Martin Allwood –from KFM

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Weather Bowled Us Over The Mijas Masters Bowling competition was held last week in the most wonderful weather. It was so good to see everyone enjoying the excellent bowling in the sunshine. The rain came back on Saturday so after a few ends we stopped and decided to have the semi-finals and finals on the Sunday if it was dry, it was, so Sunday morning the semi-finals took place with the triples between Dorothy Nuttall, Eileen and Danny White Mijas who played Diane Chambers Los Amigos, Murray Johns and Mike Gliphero Superbowl. The winners were Diane and her team. The other semifinal was between R a y m o n d Case, HaTriples zel and Alan Brown Mijas played Pat Fisher, Craig Lewis and Mike Goodwin Superbowl who won. They went on to play an excitingly close final against Diane,

Murray and Mike. Pat’s team The triples presentations winning after a close game. were made by Nick Greatrex One of the pair’s semi-final from Banco Halifax Hispania was Mike Detheridge Suwho presented vouchers perbowl and Diane and flowers to SuJohnson Benavista perbowl’s triples against Barbara winners Pat and Tony Land Fisher, Craig Mijas, with Lewis and Mike’s team Mike Goodgoing through win. Nick to the final. The then drew the Pairs Winners other was Andy free draw of two Salmon and Mary presentation cases Detheridge who lost of wine which were to John Sullivan and Dorrian won by Anthony Porter and Ives. Pat Fisher. So the Pairs The pair’s presentation was final was be- made by Jo Winstanley from tween Mike Francisco Comero. She D e t h e r- handed the prizes idge and to Mike DetherD i a n e idge and Diane Johnson Johnson. SuperC l u b b o w l President and John Rob RobinDoubles Sullivan son Thanked Winners and Dorrian everyone for Ives Los Ami- coming and supgos. It was a really porting the competiclose game that went right tion and the enthusiastic to the very end before Mike and support on the final day. Diane won it by such a short marClive Thomas then thanked gin it was exciting to watch. firstly Sue Walker who arranged

the all the umpires. Then Barbara and Tony Land who did most of the hard work. His wife Bernadette for being woken at 7am every morning, and lastly the Bar and kitchen staff who worked very hard all week and provided excellent home cooked food. He then presented flowers to Pam Cole and Sheila Graveling who accepted them for their team. There was then a Buffet funded by JO from Francisco Camero and prepared by Pam, Sheila and Carol. Our winter times of Tuesday, Thursday Morning 10.00 for 10.30 and afternoon 1.30 for 2pm. Sunday 10.00 for 10. 30. For anyone interested but with no experience, we have a qualified Winners coach available. New bowling classes will start after the Masters has finished. For more information phone the club on 952 466 038.

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