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May 2012 No. 95

In this month’s edition Bluemoon Solutions A special feature on our

shows you how to get TV on demand

Queen of Diamonds We go Out and About in Valencia and find history, culture and sunshine!

Read the second part of pregancy and birth in Spain on pg 6 This months Food Fix brings you loads of different pizza recipes to try out! Inspekta Gadget has found you some very patriotic gadgets and gizmos this month.

and of course all the usual jokes, suduko, spot the ball, caption competition...etc.

Gran Alacant, Santa Pola, La Marina, Torrevieja, La Siesta, San Luis, Quesada, Rojales, Orihuela Costa, Mar Menor

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Inside this month’s magazine The Queen of Diamonds A special feature for the jubilee p4

Legal Jargon Part two of pregnancy and birth in Spain p6

Health A natural approach to anti-aging p10

Diving in the Costa Blanca Find out about the hidden diving areas in the Med p14

Food Fix Pizzas recipes with a difference p16

Out and About Valencia p20

Movie and Book Reviews A sneak peek of the latest films out p22

In Gear Mazda CX5 p26

Also in this issue Brain Teasers - p8 TKO Music Trivia Quiz - p9 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera - p10 Inspekta Gadget - p12 How to grow orange and lemon trees - p19 Bluemoon Solutions TV on demand - p28

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elcome to May’s Jungle Drums. The beginning of next month the whole of the UK (and I’m sure some other parts of the world too) will be celebrating the Queens 60 years on the throne. We have a special 2 page feature on the Queens diamond jubilee and a collection of photos of street parties from 1937 and 1953. Inspekta Gadget is feeling especially patriotic this month and has found a range of gadgets and gizmos with a patriotic twist. As the weather is warming up you may fancy a nice day out or a weekend away. Have a look at this month’s Out and About feature. Valencia is a city full of history and culture and the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences is a must to see! On our Health pages this month discover the health benefits of Aloe Vera, did you know it can even help your immune system? Try something new in the kitchen with our Food Fix recipes. Keep your tummy’s happy with one of the many pizza recipes we have found. Also we are wanting your favourite or family recipes! Send us an email at office@thejungledrums.es. For more information check out the food pages on page 16. Finally I would like to say thank you to Val for sending us this lovely email. “Just a line to say how much I enjoyed your April magazine. Full of good things to read, and the seafood recipes were great. Keep them coming!” We hope you enjoy this magazine as much as last month’s Val! Hope you all have a great month.

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by Rosie Stinson Throughout 2012, Britain will be enjoying the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Centred around an extended first weekend in June, the celebrations mark 60 years of the monarch’s reign. It’s only the second time in the nation’s history that a monarch has reached such a remarkable milestone – the only previous Diamond Jubilee having been that of her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria in 1897. Elizabeth was never intended to be Queen. When her grandfather King George V died in 1936, Princess Elizabeth’s quiet family life came to an end. George V’s eldest son came to the throne as King Edward VIII, but before the end of the year he had stunned the world by abdicating in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. While Edward VIII and his bride became the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Princess Elizabeth's father acceded to the throne as King George VI - and in 1937 she and her younger sister Margaret attended their parents' Coronation in Westminster Abbey. Princess Elizabeth was now first in line to the throne and a figure of even more intense public interest. So when her father, whose reign was beset by health problems, died on February 6 1952, she became the focus of the entire world.

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My grandmother remembers the day vividly. “I was seven years old and in boarding school,’’ she recalls. “I remember someone saying in the dining room, ‘Hey, have you heard – the King is dead.’ It was surreal…none of us had ever known any ruler but the King and someone else said: ‘Everyone is going to be singing God Save the QUEEN.’ That sounds really strange’’ My Grandma’s friend Mike Mander remembers watching the Coronation in colour on television as a child – 15 years before colour TV came into everyday use! Elizabeth was already married to Prince Philip and had two children – Prince Charles and Princess Anne – when her glittering Coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. The first decade of her reign included extensive travel overseas, visits to all parts of the United Kingdom, and the birth of her third child. Prince Andrew’s arrival made her the first reigning Sovereign to give birth since Queen Victoria, who had her youngest in 1857. The next 50 years saw milestone events, causes for public and private celebration, conflict around the world and the arrival of a new millennium. She mourned the death of her sister Margaret in February 2002 and just a few weeks later, her mother died, aged 101. But there is no stopping The Queen, who is spending 2012 cele-

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brating her 60-year reign with a Grand Diamond Jubilee tour around the U.K.

of Buckingham Palace. Broadcast live on BBC One and Radio 2, the concert will also be open to ticket-holding members of the public.

Everyone has different opinions about the Monarchy and some will be celebrating more than others. One person who will be cheering as loudly as anyone is Mancunian Mike Thornton, who currently lives in Guardamar. He told me: ‘’I think it’s fabulous, I think without the monarchy we would have been in a mess a long time ago. The monarchy has brought the U.K a lot of tourism. The Queen has kept a lot of peace...she has improved international relations massively. There is a lot more to her than we might think. I think it’s good that people are celebrating her reign: she has done a lot for this country and devoted her life to the people.’’

The BBC and music maestro Gary Barlow are bringing together some of the biggest names from the worlds of music, dance and musical theatre - including Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Elton John, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Cliff Richard, Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder. After the concert Her Majesty will light the National Beacon to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee. A Diamond Jubilee website has been launched by the Royal Household. It features the latest news, photographs, announcements and historical information about The Queen's 60-year reign. Visitors can also send her a congratulatory message.

So what will the official Jubilee celebrations entail? Well, the late May bank holiday has been moved to Monday June 4 and an additional Jubilee bank holiday will take place on Tuesday June 5. The Monday will see a star-studded concert, set against the spectacular backdrop

And nowhere is the message of congratulations echoing more loudly than here in Jungle Drums alley…

The Queen throughout the years

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Legal Jargon

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Having a Baby: Pregnancy and Birth in Spain (Part 2) Registration of Birth in Spain Births must be registered within eight days (but up to 30 days is accepted depending on the circumstances) at the local civil registry office (Registro Civil). It is the parents' responsibility to ensure this is done and it must be carried out in person, by a parent or direct family member. In some cases the hospital, clinic or midwife may register the birth. Again, Professional Business Support is available if you need help or assistance with this procedure. The registered name must conform to Spanish regulations regarding

• NIE (Foreigner's Identification Number) of the parents • Libro de Familia ( if available) or marriage certificate legalised and translated Registering a child born outside marriage In this case, a declaration is required by both parents, with the father and the mother both registering the birth in person, providing the following documentation: • Medical delivery report (the certificate which is provided by the hospital where the delivery took place) • The parents' NIEs • Indication of the mother's marital status • If a prior marriage existed, the legal presumption of paternity must be removed by providing a marriage certificate and a separation certificate or divorce decree (witnessed) • In the case of separation, two witnesses must accompany the parent to the Civil Registry

The Birth Certificate

compound names and also ensure that the name will not prove harmful or confusing for the child. The birth registration includes: • name of the newborn • date, time and location of the birth. In the case of multiple births, when the exact time is unknown for each newborn, indication shall be given of the order in which they were born, or that this could not be determined • gender of the newborn • the parents, when the relationship is legally recognised • the number assigned to the birth or verification file • the time of registration Birth certificates must state whether a child is legitimate or illegitimate. Children born within 180 days of their parent's marriage, or within 300 days of a divorce, a marriage annulment or the death of the father are considered legitimate.

Registering a child born within a marriage A parent takes the following to the Civil Registry: • Medical delivery report (the certificate which is provided by the hospital where the delivery took place)

There are two types of certificate: • short/abridged (un extracto de inscripción de nacimiento or certificado simple): contains the date of birth, the names of the child and parents and the inscription number • full birth certificates (un certificado literal de nacimiento): full certificates may be needed for registration with the Consulate of a baby born to foreign national resident in Spain Once the birth certificate is issued, a Libro de Familia (if not already obtained through marriage of the parents) is allocated. This book contains the full history of the parents and children of the family.

Parental Leave in Spain Statutory maternity leave in Spain is currently 12 weeks paid leave from work, which may be taken before (if complications are detected) or after delivery. This is increased by two weeks for each child in the event of a multiple birth from the second baby. Fathers are entitled to 15 days paternity leave (depending on their job). In 2015 this will be increased to 30 days. If there are complications for either the baby or the mother, the father is entitled to longer leave.

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Brain Teasers

Give your brain some training with these teasers! Friendly Dash

A Man in an Elevator

The Ball

Two Buckets

A man who lives on the tenth floor takes the elevator down to the first floor every morning and goes to work. In the evening, when he comes back; on a rainy day, or if there are other people in the elevator, he goes to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to his apartment. Can you explain why?

How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn't bounce off anything? There is nothing attached to it, and no one else catches or throws it back to you.

You've got two buckets of water. The water in the first bucket is 15ยบ Celsius, and in the second 15ยบ Fahrenheit. If you drop a stone into both buckets, in which of the two will the stone fall to the bottom of the bucket?

Johns 4 Sons John is the proud father of four handsome boys. The eldest is four years older than the second, who is in turn four years older than the third, who is four years older than the youngest. The youngest is half as old as the eldest. What are the ages of each of John's sons?

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Seven friends get together and hold a foot race. The course is 1 kilometre long. All seven participate in the race. We know the following 4 things: - Joe came in third. - Andrew passed James just before the finish. - Hugh finished between Joe and Bertie. - Reggie was the third after Andrew to cross the finish line. In what position did Thomas finish ?

Horseplay Bobby and Sandy are both extremely fond of horses. One of them is quite rich, and owns more horses than the other. Bobby says that if Sandy were to give him two horses, they would then both own the same number of animals. If however Bobby were to give Sandy two horses, she would have twice as many animals as Bobby. How many horses do each of them own?

12. The eldest is 24, the second is 20, the third is 16 and the youngest is

Bobby owns ten horses, Sandy owns fourteen.

Johns 4 Sons

Horseplay

Throw the ball straight up in the air.

Thomas finished in sixth place.

The Ball

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with his umbrella.

in the other bucket is frozen solid. In the bucket containing the water at 15ยบ Celsius, because the water

The man is of short stature. He can't reach the upper elevator buttons, but he can ask people to push them for him. He can also push them

Two Buckets

A man in an Elevator

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Y R IA D R U O Y R O F S T N E TKO EV May 6th - Fun day in aid of The Butterfly Children Charity at The George Pub in Quesada from 1 - 7pm. May 9th - European day in Torrevieja 10.30 am to 1.30pm June 2nd - Animation in the streets - Torrevieja - 4.30pm - 8pm June 3rd - Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the Parc de Naciones (Park of Nations) Torrevieja. There will be live entertainment and lots of fun and games. August 10th,11th & 12th Lo Crispin Fun Day For more information on these events and many more stay tuned and read this page. We will keep you updated as we know more details. 1. What was James Blunt's first single, released before "You're Beautiful"? 2. Who won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2003? 3. What is the leading female singer in an opera called? 4. What group includes vocalist Natalie Maines? 5. What Norah Jones song won a Record Of The Year Grammy Award in 2003? 6. What is rapper/producer Dr. Dre's real name? 7. What kind of romance did Lady GaGa have in her big 2009-2010 hit? 8. What was the name of Lady Antebellum's album with their hit "Need You Now"? 9. Who was one of the judges in the 2006 TV show "America's Got Talent"? 10. What does the musical term "adagio" mean?

Answers 1. High 2. Horah Jones 3. Prima Donna 4. Dixie Chicks 5. Don’t Know Why 6. Andre Young 7. Bad 8. Need You Now 9. Brandy 10. Slow

TKO’s Music Trivia Quiz...Can You Answer Them All??

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A Natural Approach to Anti-Aging The past century has seen many amazing advances in medicine, technology and science, but none of them have been as important to our day to day lives than the lengthening of the human life span. In the year 1900, the average life span of an American was a mere 47 years, while today it has risen to 76 years of age. This represents an amazing 50% increase in average life span in a mere 100 years. As amazing as these advances are, there are many scientists and health care providers who believe that human life span could increase to at least 115 years, while many others go further and say that average life span could increase to 150 or even 200 years. The increase in average life expectancy that has been experienced in the period from 1900 to 2000 was due mostly to improvements in sanitation, and to the elimination of many fatal illnesses through a combination of vaccines and other advances in the world of medicine, such as the introduction of antibiotics. For instance, a century ago deaths from infections during childbirth were a leading cause of deaths among women, but thanks to the introduction of penicillin and other antibiotics, such infections are now extremely rare. In spite of these awesome increases in average life expectancy, aging is still perceived as a kind of downward spiral which includes degeneration and disease. To some extent, this perception is all too real, with over half of all Americans over age 65 taking multiple medications for a variety of illnesses and chronic conditions. It is estimated that the average senior citizen takes as

many as twelve doses of medication each and every day, and many older citizens are frequent guests in a variety of hospitals and long-term care facilities. This downward spiral is not necessary, and too many people today are suffering from illnesses and conditions that can be easily prevented or controlled through a combination of dietary and

lifestyle changes. For instance, it has been estimated that up to 35% of all cancers may be the result of poor diet, and as many as half of all heart disease can be prevented through changes in diet and lifestyle. It is easy to see, therefore, how a combination of dietary and lifestyle changes can improve the quality as well as the length of each person's life. Up to recently, there has been a sort of fatalistic

attitude regarding aging. This attitude was shared by both health care professionals and lay people, and it held that aging, and its associated decline in health, was inevitable. Today, however, more and more alternative health care professionals are beginning to feel that aging and decline are far from synonymous, and that there are a number of positive steps people can take to avert the problems typically associated with old age. For instance, it has been suggested that a number of vitamins and supplements, particularly those rich in antioxidants, can protect the body against certain compounds that may speed up the process of aging. Vitamins and supplements have also been shown to help rejuvenate the body's immune system. In addition, there are foods that can substantially decrease the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts, which are the leading cause of blindness among older citizens. Despite many people's belief that muscles grow weaker as people age, it has been shown that it is possible, through the right mix of exercise, to maintain strength and build muscle mass well into our nineties and even beyond. Proper diet, in combination with vitamins and minerals, can also help prevent the prostate problems often experienced by older men and the menopausal and post-menopausal conditions often experienced by older women. So the good news is that aging need not be associated with ailments and decline. Simply by taking some preventative measures, eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise, you can enjoy the many extra years science and medicine have allowed us to have.

Health Benefits

1. Digestive Benefits Aloe Vera plays an important role in digestive health. It has been used to treat or soothe the harsh impacts of colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers. Even if you don’t suffer from any of these ailments, Aloe Vera can play a role in keeping you digestive system healthy. 2. Promotes Healthy Skin Of all the Aloe Vera benefits we know about today, skin care is one of the most popular and sought after remedies. It hydrates cracked, dry skin and helps restore softness in

a remarkably gentle and non-abrasive way. It has been nature’s anti-aging lotion for centuries. 3. Acne Treatment Its anti-inflammatory properties provide immediate relief to painful swelling and redness. Aloe gel can be used for spot treatment while washing your entire face with Aloe Vera soap will keep skin hydrated and swelling down. 4. Weight Control Of the many Aloe Vera benefits, its ability to promote a sense of well being will help increase your energy and me-

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The Brazilian Blowdry Since the creation of straighteners there's not a set of locks in the land that haven't lusted after smooth and shiny strands. Whether you've tight curls, soft waves or movement in your mane we've discovered the way to go on the straight and how to do it without causing damage. A Brazilian blow dry puts straightening serums and special shampoos out of business because after one session your hair is left suitably kinkfree and touchably soft giving you a blow dry finish for up to four months every time you wash your tresses. It works by injecting pure keratin (the substance that exists naturally in nails, skin and hair) into your strands, so the process is nourishing not punishing to your hair. Your hairstylist will talk you through the treatment first, and after your hair is washed and roughly dried, the product is applied. It has to be left on for 30 minutes or more, depending on your hair type, and once your strands have soaked up all of the good goo, the keratin is dried into your hair. You'll be shown how to dry you hair with a paddle brush, taking it under the hair and pointing the dryer downwards as normal. To lock in the lustre special keratin straighteners, that are exceptionally hot, are run through your hair leaving it sleek, super soft with envy-inducing swish-ability. Excluded in the price are a label shampoo and conditioner because you'll have to be careful which products you use afterwards as ones containing sodium chloride can strip away the keratin. You won't be able to wash your newly straightened locks for four days after the treatment and it can look a little flat so you'll have to work with hair accessories, low buns and ponytails until your first wash. Once you do scrub your strands you'll be amazed by the ease at which your hair sits straight and how healthy it looks. Girls with curlier tresses may have to run their straighteners over part of the hair to complete the look, but the treatment has cut my wash-to-dry-to-straight time down by over an hour. What are you waiting for then girls? Get blown by a semi (semi permanent blow dry that is...) A Brazilian blow dry costs from 45.00 euros. For more information call The Palace Salon on 966 760 133 Please note, sea salt can effect the blowdry and you must try to refrain from getting hair wet in the sea.

Best Affordable Eyecreams Garnier UltraLift Eyecream This tube contains a proretinol formula to target deep wrinkles and claims to make lines appear smoother after just one application. Use it for 28 days to get the full effects. It's not the cheapest on the market, but isn't a budget blower.

Anew Clinical Eye Lift PRO This is Avon's bestselling eye cream and is a favourite for its lifting and tightening properties. The upper-lid gel has elastinboosting ingredients to make your eyes appear refreshed and awake. The under-eye cream helps reduce puffiness and dark circles.

Nivea Visage Anti Wrinkle With UVA and UVB filters, this eye cream offers protection against the ageing effects of daylight while minimising dark under-eye circles and fighting the appearance of wrinkles. It's a good all-rounder and ideal if your main concern is sun protection.

L’Oreal Revialift Anti-Wrinkle This cream helps to plump up the skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's light, so won't leave the undereye area feeling sticky and it works as a base under your make-up.

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tabolism. 5. Promotes Immune System Health Aloe Vera has natural immune system enhancing properties, which help keep your body strong and able to fight off sickness. 6. Burn Treatment People use aloe to treat minor burns as well as sunburn. The natural compounds in aloe cream or gel can help skin regenerate and ward off infection.

7. Source of Vitamins Another one of Aloe Vera’s benefits is the sheer amount of vitamins contained in its juice. Aloe Vera juice provides vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, and E. 8. Aloe as an Anti-Inflammatory Aloe Vera is also a natural anti-inflammatory that helps relieve inflammation without any adverse side effects. Aloe lotion and gel is used by arthritis sufferers looking for a natural way to soothe inflammation and help ease pressure and pain.

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our very patriotic inspekta gadget has found you loads of great british gadgets and gizmos this month.

ice queen scoop Serve your ice cream in regal style with the Ice Queen Scoop. The scoop is shaped as the Queen with the most notable feature being that her head has been replaced by the scoop (don't try us for treason)! The scoop gets Her Maj's details down to a tee: complete with pink dress, blue sash, white gloves, gold necklace and Insignia. The plastic mould scoop is soft enough to release ice cream with ease. God save ice cream! iwantoneofthose.com €8.49

worktop saver chopping board The Worktop Saver is made from toughened glass which is virtually indestructible, and it will provide a hygienic, odour and stain free work surface. The Worktop Saver is really versatile and can be used in a number of different ways: as a chopping board to prepare food, a serving board for cheese or to protect your work surface from heat marks. The screen print design is a Union Jack flag made out of various berries, it's the perfect way to show your patriotism in the kitchen. iwantoneofthose.com €17.24

Scratch map uk edition The Scratch Map is perfect for showing off where you've been on your holidays, in a discreet way. This UK Edition is a map of the British Isles with the hidden feature of a scratchable surface allowing you to scratch off the places you've visited. Scratching off the places you've been to will reveal colourful and gorgeous geographical detail underneath. It serves as a unique, visual reminder for people to see just how well travelled and Phileas Fogg like (though not quite as global) you are. iwantoneofthose.com €15.99

henry hoover desk vacuum Add a little cleaning helper to your desk with this limited edition Union Jack Henry Desk Vacuum. This limited edition version has all the features of the original Hetty and Henry €12.86 Desk Vacuums but with a patriotic twist the lid has a Union Jack on it. iwantoneofthose.com

queen of tarts Show everyone who rules the kitchen and cook some delightful desserts in this Queen of Tarts Apron. The Royalty Collection is a new spin on Gift Republic's bestselling range The Stamp Collection. Printed on this attractive apron is the phrase 'Queen of Tarts' and a bakewell tart in a hand-drawn style. Celebrate all that is regal with this humorous apron. iwantoneofthose.com €15.99

union jack cordless phone

Blending modern technology with timeless design, the Sagemcom Sixty Cordless Phone design takes its inspiration from a vintage 60s telephone but brings it up to date with its sleek lines and white/chrome finish. The retro sound effects and light effects on the round dial mean it'll grab the attention in any room, and it's already garnered praise from the press and won a place on Stuff Magazine's "Cool list 2011". iwantoneofthose.com €132.24

union jack toast stamp and mug Breakfast like a champion with this patriotic Mug and Toast Stamp set. The Union Jack themed set comes with a 'I Heart Tea' mug and a plastic toast stamp for imprinting bread with a Union Jack flag before toasting. Bring some patrioism to the humble but very British breakfast. iwantoneofthose.com €9.74

wind up - racing royals The perfect chance to wind up the Royals without fear of treason, race them against each other and see which Royal is the fastest. The wind up toys shaped as Prince Charles and the Queen are a crazy sight and even crazier when you see them in action. Which Royal will you be? iwantoneofthose.com €9.74

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Celebrity News South Koreans protest over Lady Gaga Lady Gaga will launch her hotly anticipated "Born This Way Ball" world tour Friday on an elaborate castle-like stage. And fans in Asia will be the first to see it. But not everyone is looking forward to her performance. AFP reports that conservative Christians in South Korea have banded together, accusing the pop singer of advocating homosexuality and pornography. Nearly 300 Protestant church members met in Seoul Sunday to hold a group prayer

against Friday's concert. The concert in Seoul has been banned for anyone under 18, a rule imposed by the Korea Media Rating Board. In early March. Lady Gaga reacted to the ban, tweeting, "Although not affecting ticket sales in Seoul, parents should be given more credit to determine what's good for their children. I love my fans. Thank u to all the adults in Korea who are speaking out for underaged who want to come to the BTW Ball. Maybe the gov. will change their mind."

One Direction are afraid they have Chlamydia! Having a koala urinate on you isn't pleasant -- especially if it puts you at risk of getting chlamydia. That's the fear recently faced by Liam Payne and Harry Styles, members of the popular boy band One Direction. The band is currently touring Australia and New Zealand and, as part of their visit, Payne and Styles each cuddled with a 3year-old koala named Kat. But during the encounter, Kat answered nature's call and whizzed right on them, according to HeatWorld.com. That was bad enough, but the two teen idols, both 18, worried they saw their lives flashing before their eyes when they learned that 80 percent of koalas reportedly have chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease whose effects include severe conjunctivitis (or "pink eye"), incontinence, prostatitis and kidney damage, according to AOL News. To say that Payne and Styles were shocked to find out that being soaked with koala urine put them at risk is an understatement. "I'm genuinely scared. This is worrying," Payne told the Sun. "I’d have never picked the thing up if I'd known." Although transmission from koalas to humans is unlikely, a minority of the creatures have a strain of chlamydia that can be passed to other species, The Frisky reported.

Actor, comedian, and ex-heroin addict Rus-

Brand appeared before a parliamentary Russell Brand talks sell committee in London last month and told that drug taking should not be apdrugs in Parliament MPs proached as a "criminal or judicial matter" and that decriminalizing drug use could be "useful" in some regards. Brand, 36, who recently divorced singer Katy Perry, wore a black hat, gold chains and crosses and a torn black vest top for his appearance before the committee. He called MPs "mate" and addressed them by their first names during a lively half-hour long hearing. Brand was asked about drug legalization, but demurred, saying he didn't think he was "particularly qualified" to make that judgment. He added, however "I'm not saying we should have a wacky free-for-all where everyone takes drugs, it didn't do me any good." The flamboyant entertainer appeared before the Home Affairs Committee, which is review-

ing British drug policy. The Tuesday hearing was the fourth in what the committee is calling "a comprehensive review" of the drug laws. The legal status of drugs didn't matter much to addicts, Brand said. "I'm not a legal expert. I'm saying that, to a drug addict, the legal aspect is irrelevant," "If you need to get drugs, you will. The criminal and legal status, I think, sends the wrong message. Being arrested isn't a lesson, it's just an administrative blip," he added. "For me what is more significant is the way we socially regard the condition of addiction," Brand said. "It is something I consider to be an illness, and therefore more of health matter than a criminal or judicial matter. It is more important that we regard people suffering from addiction with compassion and there is a pragmatic rather than a symbolic approach to treating it."

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Diving in the Costa Blanca & Costa Calida by Cathy Bloor

They sometimes refer to this area as the forgotten Med. When we think of areas to go for good diving, our thoughts tend towards what we would describe as more exotic destinations such as the Red Sea or Caribbean but right here on our doorstep is some fabulous diving. We at Costa Blanca Diving have been diving out here for 10 years now & still haven’t covered all the dive sites in the area. We are certainly the longest established non Spanish Dive Centre in the area & have also been established longer than most of the Spanish Centres as well. We are situated along with our Spanish partners at the port in Cartagena, but watch out for the new additional retail premises which we are planning to open in the very near future. In the La Manga, Cartagena area alone we have upwards of 27 dive sites available, something for everyone, all levels and abilities and such a wide variety of dives. We have shore dives, reef dives, wreck dives, cave dives & scenic dives. The Islas Hormigas marine reserve is a range of undersea mountains, which has a plethora of marine life such as shoals of barracuda, giant grouper, eagle Rays, moray eels and conger eels to name but a few.

never know what sea life will be there on the day. There are several wreck dives in the area. Most are genuine wrecks apart from one training wreck dive which the Spanish army use for training purposes. This is a double delight for beginners & inexperienced divers as they have sunk a tug boat & a harrier jump jet at just 14 metres a few metres apart just outside Cartagena Port. Of the genuine wrecks, the Spanish tend to name wrecks carrying cargo when no souls were lost after the cargo they were carrying. We have the Naranjito which was carrying oranges & went down in the 1950´s. We also have the Carbonara which was a Welsh Coal Ship built in Cardiff in 1913 & was carrying coal out to troops in the First World War when it was torpedoed in 1914. We also have several wrecks around the Marine Reserve Special permission has to be obtained to dive these as they were passenger ships with souls on board.

Occasionally there are dolphins and last spring after a fabulous dive with visibility of 30 metres plus that nobody wanted to end, as we were coming back on to the diveboat we spotted three Rorqual Whales, all approximately 18 metre long. Guardia were there with their boat which had sonar and told us to follow them as they tracked and followed the pod almost all the way to Cartagena port, what a thrill and an amazing sight. On that day we had holidaymakers on the dive and on the way back to Cabo de Palos harbour the Spanish Air display team were out practising so they all got a free air display as well. Our tourists were extremely impressed with that dive. The beauty of diving in this area is that every dive is different & that even diving a site again you

Having said all that, we also have some excellent shore dives, Cabo de Palos, Cala Cortina, El Gorguel, are some of them suitable for any level of diver. So to all of you out there whether diving is something you’ve always wanted to do & never got around to it or maybe you’re a diver who thought there was nothing to see around here, we can promise you that there is. Come along & join in the fun: don’t leave it any longer! Have you ever wanted to do something but never got round to doing it? I felt like this with scuba diving. I must have gone on about it so much to my friend Liza, that she thought “I’ve had enough, if she can’t build up the confidence to do it then I will do something about it.” Liza bought me a trial dive with Costa Blanca Diving and I did it. I have now passed my Open Water Course and Advanced Water Course, so you can see if I can do it anybody can” Linda Newlove

Website : www.costablancadiving.com Email dive@costablancadiving.com, Facebook: Costa Blanca Diving Group Tel: 966774693, Mob: 627019502

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Homemade pizzas are both easy and fun to make. Why not try something different this month and test out one of recipes! (Let us know how you get on at office@thejungledrums.es)

Courgette, Pesto and Parmesan Pizza Ingredients 1 spray(s) calorie controlled cooking spray 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 medium courgette, thinly sliced diagonally 2 tbsp red pesto 1 medium thin & crispy pizza base, 9 inch 2 tsp dried oregano, 1 tsps salt 1 tsp black pepper 15g shaved parmesan cheese, 1 tsp basil to garnish .

1.Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 180°C, Gas Mark 4. 2.Heat a non-stick frying pan and mist with low fat cooking spray. Gently fry the onions over a low heat until very soft, adding a splash of hot water, if needed. 3.Pre-heat a char-grill pan or the grill. Mist the courgette slices with low fat cooking spray, then char-grill or grill them until tender. 4.Spread the pesto sauce over the pizza base

Four Cheese Pizza 1.Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Place the onion, garlic, passata and Italian seasoning in a blender and grind coarsely. 2.Place the pizza base on a non-stick baking tray. Spoon the tomato mixture over leaving a border around the edge. Scatter with the sliced chilli and cover with all the cheeses. Bake near the top of the oven for 20 minutes. 3.Just before serving scatter with shredded basil. Serve hot with a tossed salad.

Ingredients 1 medium onion, peeled and cut into quarters 2 cloves garlic, crushed 300g tomato passata Pinch Italian seasoning 1 large ready-made pizza base 1 fresh red chilli, sliced 50g ricotta cheese 20g Gorgonzola cheese 30g low-fat mature cheese, grated 2 tsps Parmesan, grated a few basil leaves, shredded

Baked Egg Pizza 1.Preheat the oven to its highest setting and place a tray on which you’ll cook the pizza in the oven to get it nice and hot. 2.Make your pizza base and spread with tomato sauce. 3.Slice the cooked mushroom and scatter the slices over the pizza. Dice the mozzarella and scatter over the

and top with the onions and courgette slices. 5.Sprinkle with the dried oregano and season with a little salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, then serve, topped with shavings of Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.

pizza. 4.Crack the egg into the centre of the pizza and place in the oven on the tray. The base and the egg should both cook in about 6-8 minutes 5.Remove from oven and place the ham on top with a scattering of rocket.

Ingredients 1 egg 1 good quality plain shop-bought pizza base 1 jar tomato sauce for pizzas 1 portabella mushroom, lightly fried Small handful of rocket 2-3 slices cured ham such as Parma 1 mozzarella, drained

Goats Cheese and Spinach Pizza 1.Heat 1tbsp of the olive oil and fry the sliced onions for 8-10 mins until softened but not browned. Allow to cool. 2.Put the spinach in a colander set over a pan of simmering water. Cover and steam for 3-4 mins until just wilted. Allow to cool.

3.Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F, gas mark 7). 4.Top the pizza base with the fried onions, spinach and crumbled cheese. Scatter over the pine nuts and tomatoes then drizzle over the rest of the olive oil. Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins.

Ingredients 2tbsp olive oil 2 small onions, peeled and thinly sliced 175g (6oz) baby spinach leaves fresh pizza base

100g (4oz) firm goat's cheese, crumbled 2tbsp pine nuts 50g (2oz) sunblush tomatoes, drained and halved

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Chicken Pizza with Avocado Ingredients 1x26cm pizza base 100g cream cheese 1 small red onion, sliced 150g chicken tenderloins, cooked 3 tbsp tomato salsa 1 small avocado, peeled and sliced

1.Spread the pizza base evenly with the cream cheese, then top with onion and chicken. 2.Bake the pizza in a preheated oven, Gas 6, 200 C for 10-15 minutes until golden. 3.Top with salsa and avocado, serve immediately.

Smoked Sausage Pizza

Tuna and Sweetcorn Pizza Ingredients 1 pizza base 1tsp oil 265g jar tomato and herb pizza topping 200g can tuna in brine, drained 12 olives, drained 1 small red onion, finely sliced. 198g can sweetcorn, drained 100g Cheddar, grated

1.Spread the base with the tomato pizza topping. Add the tuna, olives, onion and sweetcorn, distributing everything evenly. 2.Sprinkle with the cheese and bake for 20 mins. Leave for 1-2 mins before slicing with a knife or pizza cutter.

Ingredients 1 smoked sausage, sliced 1 large ready made pizza base 150g grated Cheddar cheese 1 jar of tomato pizza sauce

1.Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. 2.Spread the sauce over the pizza base before adding the sliced smoked sausage and Cheddar cheese. 3.Place in the oven and cook for 1015 mins or until the base is crisp and the topping is golden.

Butternut & Rosemary Pizza 1.Make the bread dough according to pack instructions, knead for a few mins, then, using a little flour to stop it sticking, roll out into 2 large rounds and lift onto baking sheets. 2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then fry the squash with the onion and chopped rosemary for 5 mins until beginning to soften and brown. Splash in about 200ml water, then cook over a fierce heat for 10 mins, stirring until the squash is tender

Ingredients 500g pack white bread mix 1 tbsp olive oil , plus more to drizzle, if you like and almost all the liquid has gone. Heat oven to 220C/ fan 200C/gas 7. 1 large butternut squash , 3. Stir the sugar, vinegar and some peeled and cut into small seasoning into the squash mix, then cubes 2 red onions , sliced spread it all over the pizza dough. 3 rosemary sprigs, leaves Top with a few small rosemary chopped, plus extra to decosprigs, crumble over the feta, then rate drizzle with a little more oil, if you like. Bake 1 at a time for 15 mins or 1 tbsp caster sugar 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar until the pizzas are golden and 100g feta cheese crisp. Serve with a salad.

Full English Pizza 1.Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Make up the bread mix following pack instructions. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to fit a lightly oiled 30 x 40cm baking tray, or two smaller trays. Spread the passata over the base, dot over the sausages and mushrooms, add the bacon, then cook for 20 mins at the top of the oven. 2. Remove the pizza from the oven and crack the eggs on. Return to the oven and cook for 5 mins more, or longer depending how well-cooked you like your eggs.

Ingredients 500.0g pack bread mix a little sunflower oil 6.0 tbsp passata 4 pork sausages , skinned and quartered 140.0g mushrooms , sliced 8 streaky bacon rashers, halved 4 medium eggs

We want YOUR recipes! Send us your favourite recipe or one you have had in your family for years. The best will feature in next months Food Fix pages. Email office@thecourier.es, remember to include your full name and location.

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Geraniums The pelargonium, commonly known as the geranium, is one of the most popular patio and garden plants. The windows and balconies of many Spanish homes are adorned with their vivid and colourful blooms. The geranium originates from the regions of southern Africa, some parts of Asia and Syria and was introduced into Europe in the 17th Century. Geraniums are divided into many groups, among which is the most dominant group known as pelargonium zonal. Most of the geraniums found in Spanish gardens are from this group. They produce long stalks and their leaves are usually round and bumpy with serrated edges. Generally they are variegated or bear a horseshoe shaped mark. The flowers can be single, semi-double or double in many vibrant shades such as scarlet, red, pink, salmon, white and purple. If cared for correctly geraniums will flower all year round.

Other varieties of geranium are Pelargonium Peltatum, commonly known as the ivy leaf geranium. This variety are usually grown in hanging plant pots or baskets providing a multitude of coloured flowers. There is another variety known as Pelargonio de Pensamiento and is known as such because pensamiento means thought in Spanish and it is as if these plants are thinking about flowering as their flowers only come between March and June and for the rest of the year they remain green. Another variety has very aromatic leaves. Care of geraniums: Geraniums thrive perfectly in full sunlight during the whole year. If they are slightly in the shade they will produce less flowers. They don’t need a lot of water as too much will rot the stalks, so good drainage is important. They are best planted in a mixture of compost and a small amount of soil. Once planted, let the soil become almost dry before watering again. If the plants are flowering give them a few drops of liquid fertilizer every 15 days. When there are only a few flowers, it is recommendable to prune the plants otherwise the stalks will grow weak. They only produce leaves and flowers at the end of the stalks so they look better pruned into a bush shape.

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Oranges and Lemons Learn how to grow your own orange and lemon trees

1. Save your orange seeds. Immediately wash them in tepid water and begin the planting process. You can use the paper towel method for germination, but the soil method, described here, is more effective. 2. Prepare a container with sterile potting soil. Before filling it with soil, create drainage holes. Paper cups tend to dry out sooner, so if you are punching ice-pick-sized holes in the bottom of the container for drainage, do about four for plastic and two for paper. 3. Plant the seeds 1/2 inch under the potting soil. Add enough water to moisten the

soil, but don't let it get soggy.

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4. Cover the cup with either a plastic bag or plastic wrap. Keep checking to make certain that it remains moist.

1. Save the seeds from a lemon and wash with plain water. You can germinate the seeds in sterile soil in a paper cup, keeping it watered and covered with plastic to maintain moisture.

5. Store the pot in a warm place. Sunlight is not necessary at this time. Directly in front of a register is not a good idea because of the drying effect. Atop an electrical appliance like a television or refrigerator is usually best. 6. Move to a sunny area and remove the plastic once the seed has sprouted. Maintain moisture. Transplant to a more permanent container when the seedling is large enough.

2. You also can germinate the seeds within paper towels. Moisten 3 paper towels and place them one on top of the other. Fold them in half, and then fold them in half again. Put the seeds in the middle and fold again several times to get maximum coverage and thickness. 3. Keep the paper towels moist continuously. You can put them on a plate that allows you to keep an additional amount of moisture in it. You also can cover the towels with wrap or a

plastic bag. 4. Keep the towels out of the sunlight but in a warm spot. However, don't place them next to a radiator, or they will dry out quickly. 5. Transplant the seed to a paper cup filled with potting soil once you see a small root and leaves beginning to emerge. Make certain that the leaves are just below the soil. 6. Put the plant in the sunlight. It will take time for the plant to outgrow the cup. Meanwhile, look for a container twice that size for transplanting. Do not overwater. If you are using a plastic cup instead of paper, punch a few small holes in the bottom for drainage.

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Valencia

by Sally Bengtsson

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The province of Valencia, the largest of the three making up the Valencian community, is situated in the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline while overlooking the spacious Gulf of Valencia; it is skirted at the back by a group of medium-high mountains and rolling plains leading to the lands of Aragon and Castilla-La Mancha. It is also opposite the Balearic islands and equidistant from the country's two major decision-taking centres: Madrid and Barcelona Valencia City is one of the most lively and historical cities in Spain, full of local traditions and festivities. It is located right on the Mediterranean coast, on the shores Turia River, and is considered the third most important and third largest city in the country. It is famed for its nightlife, the stunning architecture of its Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias the wild Las Fallas spring festival. The city celebrates the final days of the winter and the arrival of spring with spectacular fires and pyrotechnics, and from March 15th to 19th Valencia is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and a healthy dose of satire. Besides the archeological monuments, Valencia is known as the city of the flowers, it has many beautiful gardens and parks, such as the Turia garden, The Botanic Garden, The Royal Gardens, and The Ayora Garden among others. Nowadays, Valencia has grown rapidly, becoming an economic and financial leader in Spain; this progress is the result of the tourism and the construction industry. One of these constructions was the city of Arts and Sciences that was designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela and constructed by the engineers Alberto Domingo y Carlos Lázaro; it attracts more than 4 million people each year. The City of Arts and Sciences is an ensemble of five areas in the dry river bed. The "city" is made up of the following: El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia: Opera house and arts centre; L'Hemisfèric: Imax Cinema and Planetarium; L'Umbracle: Walkway/Garden; El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe: Science museum; and L'Oceanografic: Oceanarium Park. Sightseeing around the city begins in the old quarter. Until the mid-nineteenth century, it was defended by a wall, which was the inner route of the no 5 bus. Still standing as a proof are the graceful Torres de Serranos, the spacious Torres de Quart and some remains of the wall in the basement of the Valencia Institute of Modern Arts (IVAM). The most outstanding artistic heritage is the one found in the districts of Seu and Xerea, where the marks left by the Romans lie hidden beneath Arab ruins and modern churches and palaces: Valencia Plaza de la Virgen, Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia Music Palace And Palau de la Música (Music Palace). The Mercat district took shape around the trading life of the city's inhabitants. Accordingly, its two most emblematic buildings are used for trading purposes. The Gothic building of La Lonja, declared by UNESCO as a universal heritage monument, features a beautiful columned room where the old tables on which trading transactions were finalised are still in use today. Outside the destroyed wall grew the Valencia of the bourgeoisie, with its wide pavements, broad landscaped thoroughfares and countless instances of modernist architecture. On the

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other side of the Turia's old riverbed lie the nursery gardens, along with the Fine Arts Museum and the ultramodern part of the city which, on account of its size, serves as a nexus between the coastal townships and the old quarter. The futuristic face of the city is mirrored on the old riverbed through the Gulliver Children's park and the leisure and culture complex, the Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciencies (the City of Arts & Culture). Life in the city spreads down to the seafront with the harbour and the beaches of Las Arenas and La Malvarrosa. The City of Arts and Sciences This is a huge futuristic educational complex designed for Valencia by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrva, as a present to his home city. Calatrava's vision is that of the space age, inspired by animal skeletons. You can enjoy it for free, unless you want to go inside and explore what it has to offer - the City is much more than the pretty face, offering amazing entertainment and education. The City of Arts and Sciences is composed of 5 elements all bound together in a luxurious lanscape of clear water spaces and greenery. The Concert / Opera Hall The Palace of Arts has 4 distinct auditoriums for various kinds of stage arts, from classical concerts and operas to theatre plays. DUe to its incredible acoustics it is becoming one of the most prestigious opera halls in Europe. The Marine Park L'Oceanografic is the biggest marine park in Europe. A collection of smaller structures grouped around and across a water reservoir. The viewing is actually underground, thousands of species of marine flora and fauna, including sharks and dolphins. There is a section on every marine zone in the world - from Arctic to Mediterranean. This is a more relaxing and visual experience than the Museum of Sciences, and more suitable for kids. Average viewing time: 3.5 hours The IMAX Cinema. L'Hemispheric usually has 5-7 various shows on display, all of educational and/or visually stunning character. This is IMAX 3D cinema and perhaps the most engaging part of the complex for the kids. Everyone lies almost horizontally on the floor and watches the hemispheric screen above them. Average viewing time: 1 hour The Museum of Science. An enormous long structure with 3 Floors of ultra-interactive science material on topics like electricity, physical laws, lasers, human body, sport sciences, sound, lights, planetarium, and many others. Some stuff is purely fun, other takes good brain work, all of it is fascinating. Unlike in other museums, the rules here are - pull, push, touch, twist. Most of the exhibition is permanent, with a couple of rotating temporary sections. Average viewing time: 3 hours The Greenhouse. This is a luxurious green promenade with species of plants from all over the world. It is also the only part of the complex with public access free of charge. Average viewing time: 3 hours

10 Good Reasons to Come to Valencia 1. The Historic Centre Valencia has a totally stunning and compact old town centre, packed with gorgeous buildings, historic sights, squares, gardens, museums and charming little streets. It is a total delight to get lost in it and soak up the atmosphere. The Historic Centre bears the marks of 2000 years, in a spectacular mix of Roman, Muslim and Christian civilizations. 2. The Space Age Architecture The world famous futuristic City of Arts and Sciences is an unbelievable thing to see. This is truly new millenium tourism. But it doesn't end here - walking through Valencia you will see a whole lot of ultramodern, breath-taking, futuristic architecture. The contrast of gothic, baroque and classical living side by side with the space age. 3. The Culture Valencia is packed with museums, theatres, art galleries and fairs. The local government is passionate about promoting culture and constantly puts on new arts projects, culture events and festivals. There is always something going on in Valencia, always a pleasant surprise. 4. Valencian Identity and Traditions For an ethnologically-minded traveller Valencia offers its unique cultural identity. Valencia is not another Spanish city. It has always considered itself a state within a state, it has held on to its own unique traditions and they are still very much alive, in the 21st century. And you can observe them all around you. 5. Food For a food traveller, Valencia has its own cuisine. Mainly it is famous for being the original birthplace of paella, and here you can enjoy many different kinds of it. But there is also a whole range of other unique dishes. Eating out is a must. 6. Nightlife Valencia has a very lively nightlife and you are ensured a good night out in a friendly and homely ambience. Nightlife here is more than just a good party - it is a cultural experience as Valencian nightlife is unique in many different ways, and as such famous throughout Spain. 7. The Beach Valencia is also a beach city. While you have all those sights, and culture, and wondering around, to fill your lesiure to the limit, you can always just drop down to the beach and relax under the sun. For a city beach, Valencian beach is of very good quality but if you are looking for something more tranquil - there are plenty of places within a very short distance of Valencia 8. The weather And all of this can be enjoyed in a gorgeous Mediterranean climate, when just walking around is a pure pleasure 9. Genuine The best thing about all of the above is that none of it is for show, none of it is a tourist commodity. All of that is what the native Valencians live in, this is what they do, whether you are there or not. What you see here is real, it is a glimpse of another culture, a real and beautiful life, rather than a show for your money. 10. Unpretentious And, considering that, it is surprising how unpretentious Valencia is, and this is the best thing about it. Many destinations would have long become arrogant and spoilt, with tourist ghettos separated from the natives. Here, as soon as you step off your plane you are immediately in the thick of genuine Valencian life where people are proud of their heritage just because this is how they are and they have a lot to be proud of. But they are delighted to see your interest and many will gladly help you.

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New Movie Reviews The Lucky One

Drama. Due release date: 25 May 2012 Description

A Marine travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.

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Critics Reviews Chicago Sun Times: “The Lucky One is at its heart a romance novel, elevated however by Nicholas Sparks' persuasive storytelling.” ReelViews: “The Lucky One delivers what's expected from it: a heartfelt romantic melodrama with attractive actors in the lead roles; gauzy, moody photography; a saccharine score; and all the heat that a PG-13 production can muster.” Village Voice: ”No amount of neck nuzzling or back arching can make us believe there's real heat rising between these two. Onscreen chemistry between actors is a mysterious thing - 100 years into cinema, it remains the one story element that Hollywood can't fake.”

Comedy. Due release date: Not confirmed yet Description

Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey's relationship advice against them.

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Critics Reviews Philadelphia Inquirer: “Story and collaborators succeed in making a courtship comedy that will entertain women and amuse men.” New York Daily News: “If you can look past the annoying quirks, you'll probably have a good time. As Steve says, sometimes, it pays to compromise.” The Hollywood Reporter: “As executed by an appealing ensemble of smooth operators, this adaptation often hits its amusing marks, but with a weighty running time of two hours, it often feels more like a lecture than an intended romp.”

Comedy. Due release date: Not confirmed yet

Description

Critics Review

At the age of ten, Henry James Hermin, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows NPR: “Henry can finish a college application a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father. test in two minutes, yet Jesus Henry Christ doesn't know what to do with 90.” The Hollywood Reporter: “Amusing but scattered and unconvincing comedy. “ Variety: “Too deliberately eccentric to attain quite the level of wigginess it aspires to, Jesus Henry Christ does feature some standout performances and a refreshingly unconventional approach to telling its slight story.” Los Angeles Time: “This time out Lee looks to bake a touch of twee-ness into the film in the hopes of keeping things light, though more often than not, the film's flourishes Jungle Drums come off as Wes Anderson-lite.”

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Book Reviews Fifty Shades Darker

by E.L. James

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the "Fifty Shades" trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever ... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new

arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible. But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. And it's a decision she can only make on her own... (This is the second book in the Triology)

The Wind through the Keyhole by Stephen King

For readers new to The Dark Tower, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka tet between the time they

GoodRead Readers Reviews

ing them into one book instead.”

GoodRead Readers Reviews returning to Dublin. Deanna has always been dismissive of Lainey's choices - particularly in men. And Deanna's lectures are the last thing Lainey needs now. Yet is there more to her mother than she knows? Uncovering some long-concealed family secrets, Lainey begins to reassess her life. Is the happy-ever-after she's always dreamed of really what she wants after all?

The Patchwork Marriage Are love and devotion enough to create a happy family? When Andi married Ethan she not only got the man she loved but also the chance to be a mother, to his daughters Emily and Sophia. Unable to have a child of her own, Andi saw this opportunity at motherhood as a precious gift. If only it were that simple. For this is not a happy family, and the trouble lies with Emily. Her conflicted feelings towards

“Astounishing, heartfelt addicting series. I can’t even form the words to express how I felt about this novel. It’s just downright Alluring.”

“It was good to be back in Midworld, if only for a short visit. This book is three leave the Emerald City and arrive at stories in one, and those looking for an the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis.This expansion of the quest for the Tower Russian Doll of a novel, a story within will be disappointed” a story, within a story, visits MidWorld's last gunslinger, Roland De“While this is a good book, if not a schain, and his ka-tet as a ferocious great book, it felt a little Dark Tower storm halts their progress along the 'lite'. The structure of a story within a Path of the Beam. story works but also shows as a weak(The novel can be placed between ness. I wonder if King would have been Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.) better writing a few novellas and pack-

by Sheila Flanagan

The new fabulously addictive read from the No. 1 bestselling author As TV's favourite weather forecaster, Lainey is good at making predictions. But what she doesn't foresee is that her own life is about to hit a stormy patch. With a string of failed relationships behind her, surely history isn't about to repeat itself with her beloved Ken? To add fuel to the fire, her estranged mother announces that she's

“I never would have believed it was possible but Fifty Shades Darker is even better than Fifty Shades of Grey. Hard to believe, but true.”

“I was really disappointed with this book, I normally adore this author but for some reason i found the whole thing a huge struggle. I loved Lainey but wanted to slap her for her notions on men and marriage, I hated Deanna for being an over the top feminist and shoving her views down everyones throat.”

GoodRead Readers Reviews by Jane Green

her stepmother leave Andi feeling hated in her own home despite years of trying to reach out to her stepdaughter. And with each new drama, Emily drives Andi and Ethan further apart. Just as Andi starts to contemplate a life without Ethan and the girls, Emily comes home with some shocking news. news that will change their lives forever.

“WOW, where to begin with this book. As soon as I saw it had been released I knew I just had to read it but as I got into it , I had no idea that it would be so touching and send me on an emotional journey.” “Very good read indeed. Like the way the author manage the perspective of each individual main character, their emotions, thoughts and frustrations.”

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The Loyal Family Top dog psychologist PETER SINGH reflects on a very special relationship. The most cherished quality a dog has in my opinion is loyalty. To them it is not important about how big your house is, how much money you have or how nice you car is. What is important to them is YOU! Whenever you need them they are there for you to offer you unconditional love 24 hours a day. No matter what you are going through in life, they will be by your side throughout. The following pictures are a pictorial reference to the word loyalty.

Peter Singh provides one-to-one consultations with dog owners who experience problem behaviour with their pets. Peter, who himself owns five dogs and three cats, also runs monthly dog psychology courses for clients. His philosophy regarding behaviour is uncomplicated and easy to understand - you can check it out at www.thedogyouneed.com Peter has had a 100% success rate with clients in both Spain and the UK. He also provides a relaxing and peaceful mode of travelling with his pet transport business. Check the service out at www.europeanpettrabsport.com

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When to give a dog affection GIvING dogs affection at the right time is critical in helping them become calm and balanced. If you are giving them affection when they are showing fear, dominance or aggression etcetera, this is not good. The reason is because whenever you give dogs affection, you are nurturing the state of mind they are currently displaying. I visit many clients who for years have been giving their dogs affection when they are in a fearful state of mind. The fear then increases and the dog becomes trapped in a psychological nightmare. Many people shower their dogs with affection when they jump up at them to say hello, or when the dog invades the human’s space and demands a pat on the head. I have seen dogs climb up on the sofa, refuse to get off and within a few seconds they are getting affection from the human. This type of action will then make your dog increasingly dominant and this can then lead to many unwanted problems. Some people give their dogs affection when they are acting in an aggressive manner to try to calm the pet down and this really is a recipe for disaster, as the aggression will only increase. You should only give dogs affection when they are in a calm state of mind. And the best way of telling if they are calm is by their eyes. A dog who is not calm has dilated pupils, whereas a calm dog will have soft, relaxed eyes. You should also remember that affection is not just stroking your dog. It is also looking and talking to them, giving them a treat, food or a toy and one of the biggest ways you can give dogs affection is by taking them for a walk. So before they get any of these things they have to be calm. This way calm is being nurtured within your dog. Most importantly, to achieve a calm state of mind for your dog,

YOU have to be calm. Dogs always mirror their owners, so it is vital that the human is practising calm in some form on a daily basis. This can be done by yoga, meditation or sitting in a room with no distractions, such as a phone or TV etc.... and enjoying some quiet time, so that you can relax and stop thinking. Just switch the mind off. The more you do it the better you will get at having no thoughts and just complete silence inside and outside the body. When you do want to give your dog affection, call him or her to you and providing they are calm, give affection for as long as you want, but not in an excited manner. Stroke them calmly and slowly, so that you keep them in a calm state of mind. I never endorse people playing roughly with their dogs and play fighting as you are then nurturing a competitive state of mind, just as some people do when they play tug of war games with their dogs, which is never a good idea. Finally, awareness is the key to making sure you give affection at the right times. I have known so many people to be on ‘automatic pilot’ when it comes to giving their dogs affection, constantly doing it at the wrong times. The reason humans do this is because their brains are working too fast, without ever being switched off, so there is no awareness whatsoever. That’s another reason you have to practise some form of relaxation each day. I always remind my clients that their dogs are their Guardian Angels, because in order to have a calm and balanced dog, the human has to also be calm and balanced. Dogs never lose hope that one day humans will actually get the message that we have to be calm in order for them to be calm. So be disciplined and make sure that you are your dog’s calm mirror each day, because you only get out of something what you put in.

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The Mazda CX-5 marks the dawning of a new era for Mazda. It is the first of a new generation of vehicles, a compact crossover SUV that embodies a balance between the best of all worlds: fun, safety and sustainability, all in a very compelling package.

The CX-5 symbolises the latest advancement to the company's focus on Jinba Ittai, the feeling of oneness between car and driver known from the legendary MX-5. As the first Mazda to feature the entire range of brand-new SKYACTIV technology for more efficient, more fun and more environmentally-friendly lightweight cars, the Mazda CX-5 paves the way for a new generation of Mazda vehicles. Developed using Mazda's distinctive breakthrough approach to vehicle design, engineering and manufacturing, SKYACTIV's creators successfully resolved conflicting objectives to come up with a line of engines, transmissions, bodies and chassis that offer customers a new level of value. Developers of this special new model focused on four key values. Hence the Mazda CX-5's appealing, emotional design as well as its interior functionality and craftsmanship. Sustainability, too, was a top priority, both in terms of the vehicle's environmental imprint as well as safety. The remarkably responsive yet predictable driving dynamics, finally, were obligatory for Mazda's latest model. The Mazda CX-5's unique SKYACTIV powertrains deliver all the qualities that make a vehicle fun to drive and to own: more torque, better responsiveness and better fuel economy. The latest edition of Sustainable Zoom-Zoom, here is a vehicle that does precisely what the driver wants and reacts exactly as one would expect.

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SKYACTIV engines are about making internal combustion as effective as possible. There are two adaptations of the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D: a standard power diesel producing 110 kW/150 PS at 4,500 rpm and 380 Nm of torque in the 1,800-2,600rpm range, and a high power version (AWD only) putting out 129 kW/175 PS at 4,500 rpm and a formidable 420 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Together with the 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission, the latter accelerates the CX-5 from a standstill to 100 km/h in only 8.8 seconds, reaching a top speed of 207 km/h. Coupled with a SKYACTIV-Drive automatic, this high-power AWD diesel completes the 0-100 sprint in 9.4 seconds and tops out at 204 km/h. The CX-5 is the first Mazda as well as the first non-premium compact SUV with a Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system that helps prevent low speed (4-30km/h) frontal collisions. SCBS uses a near-infrared sensor on the windscreen to monitor preceding vehicles at a range of up to around 6m. Should it detect an elevated risk of collision, SCBS pre-fills the brake to remove any play and prepare for an emergency stop. Now, if the hazard is avoided or the danger subsides, the brake prefill is immediately cancelled. But if the driver does not respond or take measures to avoid a crash, SCBS automatically applies the brakes. It thus helps averts accidents at speeds of up to 15 km/h while at least reducing the intensity of a collision when driving as fast as 30 km/h. This, of course, decreases the potential for injury as well as damage to the vehicle and the subsequent cost of repairs. All in all, the Mazda CX-5 is remarkably safe to be in or around. In fact, it has already exhibited outstanding results during Mazda's own rigorous crash testing under a range of real-world situations, from full and offset frontal and rear collisions to pole collisions and side impacts.

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For all your home and business computer needs Welcome to this month’s computer article written by Richard from BlueMoon Solutions

TV on Demand I am regularly being asked whether there is an easy way to access the TV on demand services that are so useful in the UK. Understandably people want to be able to download their favourite programmes and then watch them when they want – rather than having to tune in at a certain time and date in order to catch the latest episode.

that you see when using Expat Shield. The upshot of all this, is that if you setup a My Private Network connection on your computer, you will be able to access the “on demand” services offered in the UK. In conjunction with The Jungle Drums, we have negotiated a free

The answer, of course, is yes there are a number of different ways of gaining access to the services like BBC iPlayer when you are here in Spain. Most of the solutions involve using a “proxy” server which fools the service in question into thinking that your computer is in the UK. Although this is a popular solution, I don’t recommend it as it’s not as secure as it could be. Another popular solution used here seems to be Expat Shield - www.expatshield.com - this uses the more secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that I prefer to recommend to my customers. A VPN provides an encrypted and secure connection between two points (in this case between your computer and the servers of the service you use in the UK) and, in my opinion, provides a much more secure method of access than using a proxy server which provides no encryption whatsoever. My favourite solution, however, is provided by www.my-private-network.co.uk and although it’s a service that you have to pay for, its only £5 a month it doesn’t bug you with the adverts

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trial of My Private Network’s services so that you can try them out and see whether they work with your Internet connection. This free trial will be available throughout the month of May, after which, if you want to continue to use their service you will need to contact them direct to sign up. If you decide to sign up to their service, it’s only £5 a month. In order to take advantage of this service, you will need a computer and a broadband Internet connection and the setup is very straight forward. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or your Mac (yes Les, even you can use it!)

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The instructions for setup are available from the website at www.my-private-network.co.uk - just click on the “getting started” button and then follow the instructions for your particular operating system. At this stage, if you want to use the trial account, you don’t need to click on the “sign up now” button as the trial account has already been set up and you should use the following information when creating your connection:

Of course, once you have setup your secure connection to the UK, you will need to navigate to the service that you are interested in using (e.g. BBC iPlayer) in your web browser. I.e. www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer - if you visit this website before you have setup your connection you will notice that it’s not available to anyone outside the UK but after you have your connection setup, you won’t not receive this message and you will be able to use the service just as if you were in the UK. Other sites that you might be interested in are www.itv.com/itvplayer (ITV’s catch up website) and www.channel4.com/programmes/4od (Channel 4’s website)

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Irish Logic

An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches him and tells him, "You know, a pint starts going flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time." The Irishman replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other in Aus-

Speeding Ticket A fellow bought a new Mercedes and was out on an interstate road for a nice evening drive. The top was down, the breeze was blowing through his hair and he decided to open her up. As the needle jumped up to 80mph, he suddenly saw a flashing red and blue light behind him. "There ain't no way they can catch a Mercedes," he thought to himself, and opened her up further. The needle hit 90, 100 110 and finally 120 with the lights still behind him.

tralia, and I'm here in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I drinks one for each of me brothers and one for me self." The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three pints and drinks them in turn. One day, he comes in and or-

ders two pints. All the other regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss." The Irishman looks confused for a moment, then a light dawns in his eye and he laughs. "Oh, no. Everyone's fine," He explains, "I joined the Mormon Church and I had to quit drinking."

"What on earth am I doing?" he thought and pulled over. The cop came up to him, took his licence without a word and examined it and the car. "I've had a tough shift and this is my last pull over. I dont feel like more paperwork so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I havent heard before you can go!" "Last week my wife ran off with a cop," the man said, "and I was afraid you were trying to give her back!"

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The Surgery A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face was severely burned. The doctor told the husband that they couldn't graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny. So the husband offered to donate some of his own skin. However, the only skin on his body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from his buttocks. The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and requested that the doctor also honor their secret. After all, this was a very delicate matter. After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman's new beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever had before! All her friends and relatives just went on and on about her youthful beauty! One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with emotion at his sacrifice. She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me. How can I possibly repay you?" "My darling," he replied, "I get all the thanks I need every time I see your mother kiss you on the cheek."

A couple had two little boys ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew that if any mischief occurred in their town, their sons would get the blame. The boys' mother heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The clergyman agreed, and asked to see them individually. So, the mother sent her 8-year-old first, in the morning, with the older boy to see the clergyman in the afternoon. The clergyman, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, "Where is God?" They boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there with his mouth hanging open. The clergyman repeated the question. "Where is God?" Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. So the clergyman raised his voice some more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed, "Where is God!?" The boy screamed and bolted from the room. He ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?" The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in big trouble this time! God is missing and they think we did it!"

True Blonde A young brunette goes into the doctor's office and says that her body hurts wherever she touches it. "Impossible," says the doctor. "Show me." She takes her finger and pushes her elbow and screams in agony. She pushes her knee and screams, pushes her ankle and screams

and so it goes on, everywhere she touches makes her scream. The doctor says, "You're not really a brunette, are you?" She says, "No, I'm really a blonde." "I thought so," he says. "Your finger is broken."

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sible! Think of the logistics of that! How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much concrete! How much steel! You're going to have to think of another wish."

A man was walking along a beach and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked it up, rubbed it and out popped a genie.

In a man at age 22: 1. Handsome 2. Charming 3. Financially successful 4. A caring listener 5. Witty 6. In good shape 7. Dresses with style 8. Appreciates finer things 9. Full of thoughtful surprises 10. An imaginative, romantic lover

The man agreed, and tried to think of a really good wish. Finally, he said, "I've been married and divorced four times. My wives always said that I don't care and that I'm insensitive. So, I wish that I could understand women. I want to know how they feel inside and what they're thinking when they give me the silent treatment. I want to figure out why they're crying, know what they really want when they say 'nothing', and know how to make them truly happy."

The genie said "You released me from the lamp, blah blah blah. This is the fourth time this month and I'm getting a little sick of these wishes so you can forget about three. You only get one wish!"

In a man at age 32: 1. Nice looking (preferably with hair) 2. Opens car doors, holds chairs 3. Has enough money for a nice dinner 4. Listens more than talks 5. Laughs at my jokes 6. Carries bags of groceries with ease 7. Owns at least one tie 8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal 9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries 10. Seeks romance at least once a week In a man at age 42: 1. Not too ugly (bald head is fine) 2. Doesn't drive off until I'm in the car 3. Works steady - splurges on dinner out occasionally 4. Nods head when I'm talking 5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes 6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture 7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach 8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids 9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down 10. Shaves most weekends In a man at age 52: 1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed 2. Doesn't belch or scratch in public 3. Doesn't borrow money too often 4. Doesn't nod off to sleep when I'm venting 5. Doesn't re-tell the same joke too many times 6. Is in good enough shape to get off couch on weekends 7. Usually wears matching socks and fresh underwear 8. Appreciates a good TV dinner 9. Remembers your name on occasion 10. Shaves some weekends In a man at age 62: 1. Doesn't scare small children 2. Remembers where bathroom is 3. Doesn't require much money for upkeep 4. Only snores lightly when asleep 5. Remembers why he's laughing 6. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself 7. Usually wears some clothes 8. Likes soft foods 9. Remembers where he left his teeth 10. Remembers that it's the weekend

The man sat and thought about it for a while and said, "I've always wanted to go to Hawaii but I'm scared to fly and I get very seasick. "Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to visit?"

The genie paused for a while and said, "How many lanes do you want on that bridge?"

The genie laughed and said, "That's impos

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(This is supposedly a true account recorded in the Police Log of Sarasota, Florida) An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, "I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!" The four men didn't wait for a second threat. They got out and ran like mad. The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver's seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then she realized why. It

was for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee, and two 12-packs of beer in the front seat. A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake. The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn't stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed. Moral of the story? If you're going to have a senior moment...make it memorable.

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Thinking caps on for this one! Answers in next month’s edition. Across

22. What was the married name of the Australian tennis

7. From the Latin for ‘plunderer’, what name is often given to

player who, in 1970, became the second woman to win the

a bird of prey such as an eagle, hawk, falcon or owl? (6)

grand slam of singles titles? (5)

8. Which city is the capital of Mali? (6)

23. Which violent windstorm is characterised by a twisting,

10. According to Greek mythology, what was the name of a

funnel-shaped cloud? (7)

fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s

24. On which river does the Lancashire town of Preston,

body and a serpent’s tail? (7)

stand? (6)

11. By what nickname are the team that plays at home at

25. Who, according to Shakespeare, was the female ‘star-

White Hart Lane normally known? (5)

crossed’ lover? (6)

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1. What was the name of Bram Stoker’s Transylvanian vam-

13. Which British pop group’s hits include Stay With Me,

pire? (7)

Cindy Incidentally and Pool Hall Richard? (5)

2. What is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet? (7)

17. Which Belgian town in the province of West Flanders was

3. What name is often given to a pleasant shady place under

the scene of some of the bitterest fighting of World War I? (5)

trees or climbing plants in a garden or wood? (5)

18. Which early 20th-century international movement in art,

4. What is the name of the channel separating Tasmania

literature, music, and film, repudiated and mocked artistic

from the mainland of Australia? (4,3)

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5. Which is the longest river of the Iberian peninsula? (5)

surd? (4)

6. What was the surname of the English-born composer whose best known work was his orchestral suite The Planets? (5) 9. Giovanni Antonio Canal was the real name of which 17th/18th century Venetian painter? (9) 14. Which implement with a broad, flat, blunt blade is used for mixing and spreading things, especially in cooking and painting? (7) 15. Named after a Greek scholar, which tropical herbaceous plant of the daisy family, has showy orange or yellow flowers? (7) 16. What was the name of the medium-paced French dance that was popular in the 18th century? (7) 19. Which earthy pigment contains ferric oxide, typically with clay, and varies from light yellow to brown or red? (5) 20. What was the title of Walt Disney’s 1941 cartoon film, starring an elephant that could fly? (5) 21. What was the surname of the Austrian neurologist who was the founder of psychoanalysis? (5)

Solutions to last month’s crossword Across: 1 Skiff, 4 Acacia, 9 Upstage, 10 Shaft, 11 Sony, 12 Treacle, 13 CIA, 14 Apia, 16 Tara, 18 See, 20 Sackbut, 21 Mayo, 24 Triad, 25 Elysium, 26 Elijah, 27 Eliot.

Down: 1 Squash, 2 Ibsen, 3 Fiat, 5 Cassette, 6 Chaucer, 7 Antler, 8 Vesta, 13 Cambodia, 15 Puccini, 17 Tsetse, 18 Steer, 19 Bon mot, 22 Alibi, 23 Tyne.

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You will find your lust for travel calls around the 7th of the month. On the 10th of the month Rams are especially creative. Around the 24th of the month, keep calm and do not become impatient, you can and will accomplish what is necessary. On the 29th, you will find yourself more focused on work.

Avoid purchases on the 2nd of this horoscope 2012 month as you will find that you will be getting less than a bargain. On the 7th you will find that lady luck is in your favour. On the 16th you will find that your creativity on the work front may yield in more money. On the 22nd change is for the positive. On the 3rd of the month you will find that you have some wonderful ideas. However, the 4th may bring impulsiveness. On the 15th, avoid an argument with a partner and definitely keep your thought to yourself. On the 24th do not be too terribly hard on yourself.

On the 7th and the 8th you will experience low energy levels. However, on the 10th you will find that your energy level picks right up again. On the 21st you will find that your dreams have a very powerful message for you. Pay attention! On the 22nd, avoid extra caffeine or you will have trouble sleeping. On the 29th you will find that you have an abundance of ideas.

Leo 23 July - 22 August On the 10th creativity is especially strong. On the 16th, you sparkle and shine. On the 20th, positive past deeds could bring unexpected rewards. On the 25th, you will find that your levels of energy increase.

Virgo 23 August - 22 September On the 3rd, you will find that a dream brings insight regarding your career. On the 6th, others are more likely to see your point of view. On the 15th, don’t try to manipulate others. On the 26th you will find that your focus is more directly on money.

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On the 2nd, pay attention and do not be too hard on yourself. After the 7th of the month, you will find that others agree with you more. On the 12th of the month you sparkle and shine. On the 16th of the month you will find that your levels of creativity are high. On the 22nd of the month communication is strong. On the 5th of this month during horoscope 2012, you will find that taking action for your career idea may yield more money. On the 6th, follow up and close the deal. On the 15th, don’t be naïve, friends may not be being straight forward. On the 26th lady luck is in your favor regarding money matters. You will find that May is a month that you yearn to travel. On the 8th of the month, friends will want to get together with you. On the 16th of the month you will find that your communication levels are strong and will become particularly stellar on the 21st of the month. After the 23rd of the month career plans begin to become more important. On the 2nd of the month during horoscope 2012, find a solo project to get involved in. On the 19th you may find that money from previous work that you have done is yours. On or around the 21st of the month you may find that more happiness enters your life, due to changes in the workplace. On the 24th be cautious as to what you say as saying too much may land you in trouble. On the 4th, you will want to avoid an argument with your partner by keeping silent. On the 19th you will have a strong sense of desire for freedom. On the 21st you will find that you sparkle and shine and want to have endless fun!

Pisces 19 February - 20 March The beginning of the month starts with a strong focus on work, especially on or around the 10th and your energy levels concerning your work will be strong. On the 16th you will experience a very high degree of dream activity. On the 21st of the month you may be alerted to hints of how to make your dreams come true. On the 23rd of the partners become more important.

Immigration officer added his wife to terrorist list An immigration officer tried to rid himself of his wife by adding her name to a list of terrorist suspects. He used his access to security databases to include his wife on a watch list of people banned from boarding flights into Britain because their presence in the country is ‘not conducive to the public good’. As a result the woman was unable for three years to return from Pakistan after travelling to the county to visit family. The tampering went undetected until the immigration officer was selected for promotion and his wife name was found on the suspects’ list during a vetting inquiry. The Home Office confirmed today that the officer has been sacked for gross misconduct. The incident is likely to raise new questions over levels of efficiency in the UK Border Agency, the organisation formed nearly three years ago by then Home Secretary Jacqui

Smith to take over all immigration controls. It has been criticised for poor performance by the Parliamentary Ombudsman and has suffered its share of humiliating incidents – for example the incident 19 months ago when an illegal immigrant escaped from the channel tunnel port at Folkestone by clinging to the underside of a bus carrying Border Agency staff. The Agency is charged with putting into operation the Coalition’s policy of reducing numbers of workers from outside Europe allowed into Britain. A spokesman said: ‘We expect the highest levels of integrity. Allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated and we always take action swiftly where we find members of staff who have abused their position. ‘On the extremely rare occasions where this occurs, the strongest action is taken.’ The officer in the latest incident to come to

light was employed by a unit maintaining watch lists. He is understood to have worked at the Agency’s headquarters at Lunar House in Croydon, South London. His wife visited family in Pakistan but when she tried to return to Britain she was not allowed onto the aircraft. Airline and immigration officials refused to explain to her why. She was forced to remain in Pakistan for three years until her husband’s manipulation of the suspect list came to light. He is understood to have applied for a promotion that would have meant a higher level of security clearance. During the vetting process the name of his wife was discovered on the suspect list, to the surprise of security staff. When questioned, the officer confessed to his alteration of the lists and was sacked.

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Classifieds Accomodation Small, economic family run hotel, situated on the CV951, San Miguel de Salinas. Modern air-conditioned and ensuite rooms available, 35 € per room, per night. Call 966 842 070 for reservations.

Accountants

Are you running a business? Let us simplify things for you – accountancy, taxes, payroll services and more. We cater for companies and individuals. Established in 1984 on the Costa Blanca. Call us on 966 923 963 for your first consultation free of charge.

Business Opportunites EXCELLENT RECESSION PROOF BUSINESS WITH NO OVERHEADS AND ALL CASH. 5 COLD DRINK VENDING MACHINES €24,900. 25 PRINGLE MACHINES €14,900, ALL WITH GUARANTEED SITES. 619 307 318. Huge Bar Restaurant with 6 room Hotel FOR RENT Very popular place only 36,000 euro for the whole year - NO MONTHLY RENT TO PAY! Call 651 885 200

Church Services International Christian Assembly, Calle Pilar de Horadada 5, Torrevieja. Evangelical nondenominational church. Sunday services 11am. Children's church 11am. House groups in Torrevieja, Los Balcones, San Javier. Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. Craft club, Tuesdays, 2pm. Pastor, Rafael Restrepo. All nationalities welcome. Call 966 799 273 or 660 127 276. Pilar Christian Community Church Calle Canalejas 3. Pilar de la Horadada. Sunday Service at 11am, and Thursday at 5pm for Bible study and Prayer. Home groups meet during the week. All welcome from any church background or none. For further information contact Pilar ChristianCommunity Church@gmail.com or contact Reverend Eddie on 966 7693 00 or 650 509 606. Reg No:2009-SG/A

prices for expats, all policies available in English or German. We will call you back with a price. 966 923 963 Looking for a car? We have a good selection of LHD & RHD vehicles for sale or exchange. Simply view our easy to use website www.fwreurocars.com or Telephone 600 726 221 - 965687976 Ford Fiesta 1.4, 2003 5dr, 72,000 kms, stunning only 3950 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Ford Ka 1.3, Nov 2006, 53,000 kms, fsh, 4250 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Ford Fusion 1.6 plus, 2005, 49,000 kms, 5950 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Peugeot 307cc cabrio 2.0 auto/tip 2008, 48,000 kms, fsh, 14,250 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Ford Focus 1.6, 2006, 52,000 kms 7,600 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Renault Clio 1.2 5 door, bargain, 1950 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com BMW Compact 318, 2750 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Seat Ibiza, 1.9 TDI Cupra Sport 160 BHP, Oct 2007, 37,000 kms, fsh, 7,750 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Alfa Romeo 166 T-Spark, Nov 2001, 92,000 kms, 2950 Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Honda CRV 4 X 4 RHD, Spanish registered 2001, 51,000 miles, fully equipped, 3450 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Lexus RX300 4 X 4 auto, 2003, 12,450 euros Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com Good selection of RHD vehicles FOR SALE or EXCHANGE Tel 600 726 221 - 965 687 976 www.fwreurocars.com

For Sale Two orange gas cylinders. One full, one half full. 25€ each or 45€ for pair. Tel: 672192482. Santiago de la Ribera. Kymco Zing 125cc chopper style motorbike. Year 2000. 5768km. ITV July 2012. 400 euros. Tel 622 208 934. Two helmets included.

Insurance

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Support on 966 923 963 for a quick quote from a real person/our friendly staff. Make the most of private health care and private hospitals, we have great cover and a two tier pricing system to suit your age and pocket. All policies in English, many English speaking doctors or free translators at your service. Call us now on 966 923 963, and we will call you back with your quote. Caser Health Care .

Property Management

Viva Villa and Vacation Services, For Short or Long Term Rentals visit: www.villaandvacation.com or Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 TipTop Villa Care, for all your property needs. Meet and Greets. Cleaning. Holiday and Long Term Rentals. Advertising. Baby Equipment Hire. www.tiptopvillacare.com email linda@tiptopvillacare.com Tel 667848582 (50)

Property For Rent

COSTA BLANCA SOUTH LONG TERM RENTALS ROLDAN LARGE DETACHED VILLA available furnished or UNFURNISHED Near to town centre and schools. Ideal for La Torre Golf Resort and Kings College. linda@tiptopvillacare.com or call Tel 667848582 www.tiptopvillacare.com (50) LONG TERM RENTALS (ALICANTE region) FORMENTERA de la SEGURA. NEAR ROJALES. Sunny and Bright 2 bedroom apartment. Large Terrace with BBQ. Walking distance to Town Centre 350€/mth* Linda 667848582 (50) Punta Prima 3 bed 2 bath apartment. 20m2 fully glazed balcony. Gated appartment. 400€ per month. Beautiful sea views. 5 mins to beach, bars and shops. 966 703 297. (48) Ref. 91, This lovely one bedroom apartment is on the fifth (top) floor of block one of the Miramar development - but don't worry about climbing the stairs, as there is a lift! A parking space is included in the key operated underground garage. €450PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 112, Spacious 3 bedroom detached villa with its private pool is located on the El Raso urbanisation near Guardamar. Convenient for all amenities, shops, supermarket, restaurants and bars. Short term only. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 63, Two bedroom 1st floor apartment situated in Monino Blanco. The property overlooks a superb communal pool area, in within walking distance of bars, restaurants and shops. Short or long term rental avail-

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To advertise here please telephone 966 727 334 or 626 397 397 or email advertising@thejungledrums.es

able. €P.O.A Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 155, Luxurious Three Bedroom Villa With Private Pool, in Quesada Close to shops and restaurants within a five minute drive, and Guadamar Beach is within a ten minute drive. Long term or Short term available. €795PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 709, A lovely 1 bedroom apartment in Aguas Nuevas, within a 5 minute walk of the beach. There is a terrace outside with views to the sea. Short or long term rental available. €300PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 708, A lovely two bedroom, one bathroom corner ground floor apartment in Algorfa, with a spacious patio & Residents off road parking. Communal pool near by. Short or long term rental available. €400PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 117, A Lovely 3 Bedroomed 1st floor apartment on the outskirts of Torrevieja (Mar Azul). The Apartment is in walking distance of the excellent beaches and a good selection of restaurants, shops and bars. €425PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 516, Well situated studio apartment in San Luis. The property has a balcony which has been glazed to create another room. Close to all shops and amenities, on a local bus route & 10 minutes from the beach. €250PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref. 702, A lovely 2 bedroom apartment in a quiet area of Torrevieja yet within walking distance to local beaches and amenities. It’s also less than an hour’s drive from both Alicante and Murcia San Javier Airports. €400PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref. 135, An outstanding two bedroom villa with one double and one twin room on the VillaMartin golf complex. There is a very pleasant terrace off the main bedroom and from the sun terrace on the roof the views are excellent. €400PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref. 04, A 2 bedroom apartment one street back from the famous Cabo Roig strip. There is a selection of local shops, restaurants and bars on the doorstep with the shopping strip only 400 metres away. €450PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref. 92, A lovely three bedroom apartment on the ground floor of block one of the Miramar developments. A small balcony runs the width of the lounge area above the small private garden area at the front of the property. €450PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref. 104, Lovely 2 Bedroom Apartment in Torrevieja, within walking distance to the Friday Market, Town Centre and the beach. Close to the Habaneres Shopping Centre and Aquapark. €350PCM Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref. 151, Beautiful Family 3 Bedroom Villa. Well equipped American kitchen, double

bedroom and bathroom. A further 2 bedrooms, bathroom, large terrace with sun loungers, table and chairs, bbq, and beautiful sea view. Short or long term rental available. €P.O.A.Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Luxury appartments, 2/3 bedrooms in San Miguel De Salinas. Floor heating, Elevator, Roof terrace with swimmingpool, from 385 euros/month Also holiday rentals and appartments in San Miguel de Salinas from 350 euros/month. 966 723 437 and 616 487 493 (48) Excellent cover for your house and home, includes travel assistance for when you go away. Interesting prices for expats; policies available in English or German. Call 966 923 963 for a quote.

Property For Sale

BEACH HOUSE 1 street from beach. LOS NAREJOS 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Townhouse HUGE BASEMENT, currently set out as GYM and DOUBLE bedroom. 175,000€. Linda 667848582 (50) BARGAIN 199,950 CEHEGIN 1 hour San Javier Airport. 40 mins. Corvera. 5 bedroom 2 bath FINCA with over 5,000m2 plot. Stunning. Tel. 667848 582 (50) Detached villa with large oasis pool. Situated on first Urb. In Gran Alacant. 500m2 plot, electric gates, alarmed 3 beds, 3 baths, fully furnished. Recently reduced for a quick sale Now only 260.000 euros Call 680 333 242 quoting ref 33 Altomar II in Gran Alacant Investment opportunity…82.000 euros. 2 bed, 1 bath, lounge diner, ind. Kitchen, Glazed in Galleria, S/Facing, extra storage Fully furnished, Private parking, Com pools Ring 627 711 155 to view. Duplex in Monte y Mar, GA 2 Bed, 1 Bath, ground floor with views Fully furnished, A/Con, Heating, Ceiling Fans, English TV, garden, Communal pool, for apt please call 966 699 136 to view only 115.000 ono REDUCED Ground floor Duplex in Puerto Marino, Gran Alacant. Now only 99,500 euros. 2 bed, 1 bath, fully furnished Central heating, glazed galleria, grills, Mozzie nets, front garden, com pools, Private gated parking, walking distance to Shops bars restaurants etc. 627 711 155 Calling all serious Buyers. I have a 5 bed, 4 bath, 2 kitchens, 2 lounges, detached Villa with self-filling pool in Gran Alacant. Everything included in price, fantastic Alicante/sea views. As a starting price I am looking in the region of 265.000 euros Interested in making me an offer call me on 680 333 242 Mid Terraced Town house in Gran Alacant 2 Bed, 3 Bath, being sold fully furnished. Electrical Appliances included, large front and

rear garden, choice of communal pools, Private secure parking and walking distance to GA Center. 140.000 euros ono. Call 627 711 155 for viewing. Lovely well maintained terraced property situated in Mediterranea III in Gran Alacant. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, everything included in price. Large communal pool, tennis courts, established gardens Walking distance to shops, bars restaurants. Very quiet location, over looks nature reserve. Private parking, call 680 333 242 for more details. 133.000 euros Beach Front property opposite Carabassi Beach 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge diner, roof top solarium under ground secure parking, walking distance to beach Situated on local tram and bus route. Being sold fully furnished. 4 communal pools, tennis courts, bar and restaurant with in urbanisation Please ring 966 699 136 after 6pm (english & spanish spoken) Now only 125.000 euros excellent value in Gran Alacant. Quick sale needed. 199.000 euros ono Detached property in Puerto Marina. 3 Bed, 3 Bath, Immaculately furnished Alarmed, Central heating, Log fire, Hot & Cold air con, open fields to the rear, Private parking, Communal pools. 966.699.478 after 5 pm. Don Pueblo, Gran Alacant 209,000 euros 3 Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes 2 bathrooms, spacious kitchen with galleria Lounge complete with chimney, large under build, top quality furniture and appliances inc. Com pools, underground garage, tennis courts To view call 627 711 155 Semi-detached villa in Gran Alacant 3 bed, 3 bath, lounge diner, independent kitchen, glazed in porch, large solarium with stunning views, Private Parking. A/Con Central heating, UK TV. Only 229.000 euros By appointment only call 966 699 136 Large detached villa, large pool with electronic solar cover, converted under build, roof top solarium with conservatory, panoramic views 545 m2 plot, part furnished, double glazed, A/con, alarmed, gas fire, est. irrigated gardens Call 680 333 242 for best price Ref 30 Close to Supavalue in Gran Alacant. Detached villa with pool on 640m2 plot. 3 bed, 2 bath, lounge diner, large roof top solarium, Porch, Outside WC, 2 built-in BBQ’s, Log Fire, Under build, Alarmed, Mature Gardens, Toldos blinds, Garage, Electronic Gates. 260.000 euros 627 711 155 English & Spanish spoken. Walking distance to all local amenities in GA Detached Villa with large pool. Decoratively tiled Garden, complete with BBQ. Est. palm & fruit trees. 3 bed, 3 bath, Fully Furnished including all electrical appliances. Quick sale needed, 270.000 euros, but very negotiable. For appointment to view call 966 699 478 after 5pm Top floor duplex in Puerto Marina, G/Alacant 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, lounge-diner,

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glazed-in porch, large roof-top solarium with views, Top quality furniture and appliances included. Secure private parking, communal pools, 108,000 euros. If you would like to view call 627 711 155 for an immediate appointment. LIMITED EDITION One of only a few bungalows in Gran Alacant. Top of the range furniture and appliances included. 3 bed, 2 bath, lounge diner, large kitchen, leading to galleria, huge roof top solarium with fantastic views of Alicante and mountains. Electronic gates leading to garage, 500m2 plot, 10x5 pool with irrigated gardens By appointment only, ring 680333242 325.000 ono Large family Home in Izla de Izaro, G.A (bajo) 4 bed, 3 bath, stunning communal pool with Jacuzzi & water features. Children’s play area and fantastic communal gardens. Very high standard throughout, Large converted under build & garage, elec. Gates Alarmed, A/con, outside kitchen and bathroom, 399.000 ono. To view call 966699136 after 5pm. Monte Y Mar - Gran Alacant Detached Villa with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge-diner, front porch, Large solarium with views. 400m2 plot Low maintenance irrigated gardens, Private pool & Parking. Tastefully furnished throughout and everything included. Recently Reduced to 239.000 euros. For more details call 627.711.155 Gran Alacant, corner semi detached 3 bedroomed, 2 bathrooms, large garden, enclosed terrace, fully furnished, private drive for 2 cars, on gated desirable urbanisation Monte Faro, many facilities priced for quick sale 185,000 Tel 680 333 242 Balsares, terraced 4 bedroomed house, 3 bathrooms, large underbuild, private underground parking direct to house, small gated

urbanisation, directly over looking proposed new golf course opposite Gran Alacant, priced for quick sale at original off plan price 195.000 Tel 680 333 242 Gran Alacant, front line, 2 bed, 1 bath, downstairs toilet, fully furnished, roof terrace, walking distance to beaches, large communal and resturants, beach front property priced for quick sale 125,000 Tel 680 333 242 Viva Villa and Vacation Services are pleased to offer property sales for the Torrevieja and Oriheula areas of the Costa Blanca, Spain. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 or Visit : www.villaandvacation.com Ref: 513, €115,000. Two bedroom ground floor apartment, in Aguas Nuevas, close to all amenities including the beach. It has a good size lounge, kitchen and has off road parking facilities. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 521, €105,000. This comfortable bungalow is located in San Luis with a new roof and solarium tiles. It is close to supermarkets, bars, restaurants and is on the local bus route. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 520, €85,000. Two bedroom apartment in Dream Hills, with a fully equipped kitchen, large lounge, glazed-in terrace and a large solarium. This property comes with a large communal swimming pool. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 30, €119,000. Two bedroom detached house with large front terrace. This villa is in the Punta Marina area close to Playa Flamenca , Close to amenities. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 78, €120,000. Three bedroom Quad in Jardin Del Mar VII. There is off-road parking and small storage shed in the enclosed garden area, communal pool nearby. Call: 965

707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 709, €60,000 A lovely 1 bedroom apartment in Aguas Nuevas, within a 5 minute walk of the beach. There is a terrace outside with views to the sea. Short or long term rental available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref. 526, €49,900. A lovely bright 1 bedroom apartment in the area of Torreblanca.There is a large communal pool and well maintained gardens, with tennis courts and childrens play area. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397

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