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In this month’s edition...

It’s Mexican time in this months Food Fix!

Check out the top 10 tourist attractions in Spain!

Looking to Detox after the summer? Look no further!

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Inside this month’s magazine Tourist Attractions in Spain Top 10 of the best places in Spain p4

Legal Jargon Car Accidents p6

Brain Training Gets your brain thinking p8


ell, I can almost smell the 100th issue of Jungle Drums! Most of it is ready, but we are just doing the finishing touches to make it BRILLIANT! In the meantime, this month, you can look forward to our rundown of the top 10 tourist places in Spain, get a Mexican food fix, know what to do after a car accident and of course, get your brain trained! Not forgetting that Sally has gone Out and About to Madrid and we have given you a list of people you may love to hate... The World’s Billionaires! So untill next time, adios!

Health Summer Detox p10

Food Fix Mexican Recipes p16

Out and About Madrid p20

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The World Billionaires Find out whos the richest p24

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Also in this issue Modern Day Housewife - p7 TKO’s Fun Page - p9 Inspekta Gadget - p12 Facts About Dreams - p14 Gardening - p18

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Spain is a surprise to those who have the image of having to fight for towel space at one of its crowded beaches or sipping sangria while watching a bull fight or flamenco. From the ancient monuments left by the Romans and Moors, the medieval castles of the interior, the white villages in inland Andalucía or the vibrant cities of Barcelona and Madrid, there is a great mixture of cultural attractions in Spain. The landscape varies just as widely. The evergreen estuaries of Galicia could hardly be more different from the deserts of Almería or the rugged mountains of the Sierra Nevada. And then there are the countless glittering beaches that dot the Spanish coast. Although busy in summer even along the coast of the big tourist Costas some enjoyable beaches can easily be found.

10. Palacio Real

8. La Concha

The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain although it is only used for state ceremonies. The Royal Palace was built between 1738 to 1755 and King Carlos III took up residence in the palace in 1764.

Protected from strong winds by steep cliffs and islands, La Concha in San Sebastian is said by many to be one of the best city beaches in Europe, let alone Spain. Here you can go surfing, walk along the promenade in search of good restaurants and enjoy the beautiful views of the beach.

9. Running of the Bulls

7. Aqueduct of Segovia

Pamplona is a city in Navarra, famous for its San Fermín festival held each year from July 6th – 14th. At the heart of the festival is El Encierro, the Running of the Bulls, an activity that involves running in front of a dozen bulls that have been let loose, on a course of the town’s streets.

The Aqueduct of Segovia is one of the best-preserved monuments left by the Romans in Spain. The ancient aqueduct carries water 16 km (10 miles) from the Frío River to Segovia and was built of some 24,000 massive granite blocks without the use of mortar. Probably constructed around 50 AD it still provided water to the city in the 20th century.



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3. El Escorial

6. Cuenca

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama, El Escorial was the political center of the Spanish empire under King Philip II. Philip appointed Juan Bautista de Toledo as the architect in 1559 and together they designed El Escorial as a monument to Spain’s role as a center of the Christian world. Today it functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school.

Situated between Madrid and Valencia, Cuenca is a marvelous example of a medieval city, built on the steep sides of a mountain. The many “hanging houses” are built right up to the cliff edge, making Cuenca one of the most striking towns in Spain, a gem in the province of Castilla La Mancha.

5. Ibiza Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Spain. The island is one of the most popular party destinations in all of Europe. During summer, the island’s population doubles as tourists flock to Ibiza to enjoy the night clubs, beach bars and restaurants.

2. Mezquita of Cordoba The Mezquita (Spanish for “Mosque”) of Cordoba is a fascinating building famous for the forest of pillars and arches inside the main hall. The site was originally a Roman temple, then a Visigothic church, before the Umayyad Moors built the Mezquita. After the Spanish Reconquista a cathedral was built into the center of the large Moorish building.

1. Alhambra Part fortress, part palace and part garden the Alhambra is situated on a plateau overlooking the city of Granada in southern Spain. The palace was constructed in the 14th century by the Nasrid sultans. The Alhambra is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions and many visitors come to Granada just to see the Alhambra.

4. Sagrada Familia The Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, and one of Spain’s most visited tourist attractions. It’s a design by Antoni Gaudí, a Catalan architect who worked on this project for almost 40 years until his death in 1926. The construction of the basilica began in 1882 and still as yet not finished.




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What to do in case of a car accident in Spain Although we try to avoid car accidents by driving safely and know that it is much better not to get involved in an accident at all, you may be wondering, what should I do if I'm ever involved in a car accident? Well, in this article, we will discuss the top 10 things that you should do if you're ever involved in a car accident. So, sit back, relax and get ready to learn! 1. Remain calm and stay put for a moment to assess the situation. First and foremost, remain calm. Put on your reflective jacket, put on your hazard lights and set out the emergency triangles. Although you may be feeling tense, excited, upset or all three emotions, the absolute worst thing that you can do is flee from the scene. Yes, it might feel tempting to drive away but fleeing from the scene of the incident is never a good idea and may bring harsh penalties. Instead, you should remain where you are, stay calm and by all means, DO NOT FREAK OUT. By maintaining a calm and focused, you'll remain in control and will be able to provide key information. 2. Don't admit fault. Even if you believe that the accident was your fault, you should never, ever admit fault to anyone other than your insurance agent or your lawyer. Never discuss your feelings with the other involved party and never agree to pay for any damages. Instead, don't discuss it at all and remember that anything you say can and will most likely be utilized against you. Many people wrongly admit fault because they get so caught up in the emotion of being in an accident that they blurt out fault without thinking or evaluating the facts. They get caught up in the moment and don't have time to process the incident. As a result, they end up making an untrue statement based on emotions that adversely affects their case. Instead, they should take some time to evaluate the facts, discuss the issue with their lawyer and then make a “fault based determination." 3. Move out of the way. If your car is located in a high traffic area, you should move out of the road of traffic. By moving your car, you may be able to avoid another accident. The only exception to this is if your car is so badly damaged that it can't be moved. If that is the case, simply leave it where it is until you have assistance. 4. Check out your passengers. Check to see if anyone needs medical attention. If they do, seek medical assistance immediately by calling 112 and asking for “Policia y Ambulancia”. Explain the situation and give the exact location of the accident. Act quickly and calmly because you have no time to waste. Time is of the essence in getting the required care for the injured person(s). If you're trained in first aid then implement medical procedures. Just remember to never move someone who is badly hurt (unless you believe that moving them might prevent further injuries). 5. Warn other motorists. Warn other motorists that the accident has occurred. This can be accomplished by placing emergency triangles on the road or turning on your car's hazard lights. If you are able too move away stand on the edge of the road preferably behind the crash barrier. 6. Report the accident. Contact the police on 112 immediately to report the accident. When you reach them, remain calm and ask to speak in “Ingles” clearly. Tell them exactly where you're located so that they can find you. They'll likely inform you whether they'll be sending an officer or whether you'll

be required to meet them at the police station to file a police report. If the accident involves another vehicle, fill out the blue declaration of accident form and have it signed by both drivers, so each of you have a copy of the same form. Take down registration numbers, names and addresses of the drivers and make photos with your mobile phone if possible. 7. Contact insurance company. After you contact the police and have a police report, contact your insurance company to report the claim within 7 days. Many policies require this step to approve of your claim and may deny it if you don't call in a timely manner. When you talk to your claim representative, be prepared to give them detailed information about the accident. 8. Exchange vital information. Make sure that you obtain the other driver´s name, address, phone number, date of birth, driver's license numbers of driver and witnesses, insurance company information and policy numbers. Also jot down the make of their car, year, model, colour, registration number. Lastly, write down any names and addresses of all witnesses. 9.Draw a detailed diagram. Draw a detailed diagram of the accident which includes a picture of both cars before, and after the accident – there is a place to do this on the blue declaration of accident form. In addition, if you notice any skid marks, lights, stop signs, etc., make sure that you include them as well. Lastly, if you have a camera or picture phone, make sure that you take photographs because these may be used as evidence. 10. Fill out a police report. Next, take your time when filling out the police report. Be as accurate and truthful as you can and provide the police with all requested information. Write clearly and be as detailed as you possibly can. In conclusion, no one wants to be involved in a car accident. However, if you are involved in one, you don't have to panic. Instead, you should remain calm and don't drive away. Stay put, don't admit fault, move away from oncoming traffic, evaluate your passengers, warn other motorists, report the accident to police, contact insurance company, exchange vital information, draw a detailed diagram and fill out a police report. By doing this, you'll improve upon a very difficult situation and provide invaluable aid when it is needed the most. Pro Business Support, exclusive agents for Caser Expatriate Auto insurance can offer personalised Car Insurance quotes for you and your car. Our quotes can cover windscreen cover, road assistance, legal cover, ambulance and medical cover, courtesy car, damage repair, collection and return of vehicle, repairs guarantee. All this by dialling one number, speaking to someone in English, and asking for your personalised quote for car insurance. Call us on 966 923 963 for the best quotes available for expats.



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DIY BANANA FACE MASK Great for oily skin. Ingredients: 1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using) 1 tbsp honey An orange or a lemon

Blingy Wine Glasses

Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth.

Preparation: Mix the banana and honey together. Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon.

Update your boring wine glasses by adding some jewels and beads. Use superglue to carefully stick each piece on and leave to dry for 3 hours. Remember not to put these in the dishwasher and only hand wash.

Uses for Tea Tree Oil 1. To create an all-purpose cleaner, combine 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. 2. Another version would be 14 ounces of water with 1 ounce of Murphy’s oil soap and 10 drops of tea tree oil. 3. Mix the above solution with kosher salt to scrub bathtub and bathroom tiles. 4. Add a few drops to dishwasher dis-

penser, then fill with a green dishwashing soap. 5. A few drops added to each load of laundry leave your clothes smelling cleaner. 6. Control mould with a tea tree oil/water spray. 7. Remove mustiness with that same tea tree oil/water spray. 8. To keep germs at bay, spray it on high

chairs, car seats, and other high traffic spots. 9. 15 drops in a quart of water can be an effective insect repellent. 10. Be sure to take some with you when hiking and camping to put directly on insect bites or blisters.



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Brain Training FAMOUS BOOKS

FAMOUS FIRSTS Each of these people is famous for being the first person to do something, but what was it? 1. Helen Sharman 2. Robin Knox Johnson 3. Nancy Witcher Astor 4. Alan Mullery 5. Ursula Andress 6. Charles Lindbergh 7. Ivan IV (the Terrible) 8. Count de Grisley 9. Charles Elwood Yeager 10. Annie Taylor

1. Which famous character was created by Michael Bond in a series of books for children?

6. What "rock" did Graham Greene write about?

2. Which of the Bronte sisters wrote "Wuthering Heights"?

7. What word taken from the abbreviation for a unit of weight measurement was used by L. Frank Baum in the title of a novel?

3. What type of animals are portrayed in the book "Watership Down"?

8. "All children, except one, grow up" is the opening line from which famous story?

4. Becky Sharp is the name of a character in which famous novel, which is also the title of a famous magazine?

9. Who wrote the novel "The 39 Steps"? 10. Which famous book, published in 1816, is sub-titled "The Modern Prometheus"?

5. In George Orwell's "Animal Farm" what type of animal was "Napoleon"?









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FAMOUS FIRSTS 1. First Briton to go into Space 2. First person to sail solo, non-stop around the world 3. First female British MP 4. First England player to be sent off in an international match 5. First Bond girl 6. First to fly across the Atlantic 7. First Tzar of Russia 8. First magician to perform the "Sawing a woman in half" trick 9. First person to break the sound barrier by flying faster than the speed of sound 10. First woman to go over Niagra Falls in a barrel

Dingbats 1. Flat Iron 2. High Seas 3. One foot in the grave 4. Nice to see you 5. A bunch of flowers 6. Round Robin FAMOUS BOOKS 1. Paddington Bear 2. Emily 3. Rabbits 4. Vanity Fair 5. A pig 6. Brighton Rock 7. Oz (used in "The Wizard Of Oz") 8. Peter Pan 9. John Buchan 10. Frankenstein



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Name that Tune

1. “I'm just the pieces of the man I used to be, Too many bitter tears are raining down on me” 2. “And now my life has changed in oh so many ways, My independence seems to vanish in the haze.” 3. “Woh woh woh, Our lov e wasn't perfect I know” 4. “He burns my skin, I ach e again, Im over you” 5. “Show me, How you wa nt it to be, Tell me baby, 'Cause I need to know now ”

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Can you guess the year? 1. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Chart Topper: April 8th - June 10th (9 Weeks) "Crazy" was the debut single from Gnarls Barkley, a musical collaboration between Danger Mouse and Cee Lo Green, and is taken from their debut album “St. Elsewhere”. It became a top ten hit throughout Europe, North America and Australia, reaching number one of the single charts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand and other countries.

2. Leona Lewis - A Moment Like This

Chart Topper: December 30th - 27th January (4 Weeks)

3. Shakira Feat Wyclef Jean - Hips Don’t Lie Chart Topper: August 5th - 2nd September (4 Weeks)

4. Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ Chart Topper: September 16th - 14th October (4 Weeks)

5. Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)

Chart Topper: June 10th - June 17th (1 Week)

6. Infernal - From Paris To Berlin

Number 2: May 27th - 3rd June (1 Week)

7. Take That - Patience

Chart Topper: December 9th - 30th December (4 Weeks)

8. Nelly Furtado - Maneater

Chart Topper: June 17th - 8th July (3 Weeks)

9. Rihanna - SOS

Chart Topper: April 29th - 13th May (2 Weeks)

10. Lilly Allen - Smile

Chart Topper: July 15th - July 29th (2 Weeks)

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Summer Detox Detoxification is your bodies NATURAL process of removing impurities from itself, which leaves you feeling refreshed and full of energy. Lethargy, dull skin, brain fog, headaches, weight gain, cravings, sluggish bowls, digestive disorders, mood swings, fatigue plague us and are often a sign of toxic build up. With the warmer weather, there is an abundance of fresh food options we can incorporate into our diets. Having more energy this time of year is always a welcome change to the sluggish feeling we often have from over consumption of processed foods and too much alcohol. Cleansing does NOT have to be torturous, require fasting, or a celebrity bank account. In fact, helping your body function at it's peak can be very inexpensive, and doesn't require supplements or products (although they do help if formulated correctly). Here are 10 FOODS that help you naturally and simply detox during the summer months: 1. Lemons Adding fresh lemon juice to water, juices, dressings, fruits and veggies is a fantastic way to add flavour without calories, chemicals, additives and add tons of nutrients! We all know that Lemons are high in Vitamin C, which helps bind to heavy metals and help

pesticides, while protecting the liver. It helps us cleanse the body more efficiently. The phyto-nutrients increase blood flow to the liver and kidneys.

our colon working efficiently! 2. Parsley

4. Green Tea

This fantastically healthy internal detoxifier is easy to add as a garnish to any dish. From salads, soups, stews, lamb to BBQ's and much more. Parsley is known for detoxifying the blood stream, and is beneficial for the lungs, colon, liver, kidney and spleen. It contains vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. 3. Green Leafy Vegetables Fresh, raw leafy greens are full of enzymes, nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They truly are super-food powerhouses. Throw them on the grill, in salads, smoothies, soups, stews, sautĂŠes and juices: anyway you try them they are good for you and help your body! They are full of chlorophyll , Vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamin K, etc. The chlorophyll helps the body get rid of environmental toxins, such as heavy metals and

This has been everywhere in the new in the past few years, but Green Tea truly is a fantastic aid for helping us naturally cleanse ourselves. Science has proven that certain compounds in Green Tea help boost the production of detoxifying enzymes that neutralize cancer causing substances. Green Tea also protects the liver and digestive track, boosts our energy and metabolism, and is loaded with antioxidants! Besides that, it keeps us hydrated, which enhances detoxification and prevents dehydration! Drink Up! 5. Garlic 1/2 clove of Garlic a day has been shown to decrease LDL Cholesterol. The active com-

Health Benefits

Ginger has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for centuries. Now, science is catching up and researchers around the world are finding that ginger works wonders in the treatment of everything from cancer to migraines. Here are ten health benefits of this powerful herb. Ovarian Cancer Treatment Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger

powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied. Colon Cancer Prevention A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells. Morning Sickness A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6. Reduces Pain and Inflammation



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pound Allicin, is effective at killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts and parasites. Garlic contains many sulphur compounds, vitamin C and flavonoids which combat free radical damage! 6. Artichokes

Chlorophyll and minerals, which helps promote healthy circulation and blood! They are a great internal deodorant; help prevent bad breath, and act as a diuretic by helping flush out toxins. Throw some into your wrap, sandwich, pita, soup or salad with some grilled chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, oregano, almonds, lemon juice, red onions and goat cheese.

more sulforaphane than mature broccoli. Dr. John Talalay of Johns Hopkins University, said about a 1997 study of sulforaphane , a compound that is the body's strongest natural inducer of enzymes which destroy carcinogens:Indole-3-Carbinol . 10. Fresh Fruit

8. Radishes

Artichokes have long been used to help the body heal and cleanse itself. They are very commonly seen in cleansing formulas (specifically liver formulas ) as well as the dinner table. They reduce fatty deposits in the liver and assist in the proper function of the gallbladder- which is essential to proper digestion! They are also known to have diuretic properties, further helping us flush out that alcohol from last night (or that Ice Cream Sundae, Pina Colada, Margarita, Beer, Slurpee, Daiquiri.....)

Radishes are the ultimate blood detoxifier. These sweet blood red veggies are extremely effective for liver detoxification. They help with digestion, and stimulate the kidney and lymphatic systems. They are rich in potassium , phosphorus , magnesium ,calcium , fibre , phytochemicals and antioxidants ! They are great as a side dish, grilled or pureed. Just be careful, as they will stain anything they touch.

7. Watercress 9. Broccoli Sprouts

Watercress increases our detoxifying enzymes in the body and some studies suggest they act directly on certain toxins. Watercress also helps with lung health and is rich in

Broccoli has a key compound called sulforaphane that stimulate detoxifying enzymes. Sprouts contain a high amount of this compound, and are chock full of live enzymes (as they are still growing and 'alive'). In fact, some studies claim sprouts contain 10-100x

of Ginger

One study showed that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller. Heartburn Relief Ginger has long been used as a natural heartburn remedy. It is most often taken in the form of tea for this purpose. Cold and Flu Prevention and Treatment Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu. Many people also find ginger to be helpful in the case of stomach flus or food poisoning, which is not surprising given the positive effects ginger has upon the digestive tract.

Fruit is so refreshing in the summer. Nothing beats biting into a fresh pineapple (enzymesbromelain ), papaya (papain), watermelon, berries, grapes, jack fruit and apples! So sweet and refreshing! We all know that fruits are loaded with nutrients! Vitamin C, fibre, fluids, and antioxidants! Watermelon is a great detoxifying aid, as it is loaded with water. It leaves you feeling full for longer periods of time and helps you flush out toxins. Watermelon also contains high amounts of Lycopene which has known anti-cancer benefits (prostate, breast, endometrial, ling and colorectal cancers specifically). Apples are fantastic for detoxifying. Their skins are full of pectin (fibre) and the compound Quercetin (antioxidant, anti inflammatory, anti prostate cancer benefits, great for lung health). The pectin (fibre) help absorb toxins, such as metals and ensure they are removed from the body! An added bonus of the Quercetin in apples is that it acts as an Anti- Histamine! Load up on Raspberries and blackberries which each have 8 grams of fibre per cup and contain Ellagic acid (prevents free radical damage, can help repair damaged skin and protect us from the sun's harmful UV rays)!

Migraine Relief Research has shown that ginger may provide migraine relief due to its ability to stop prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in blood vessels. Menstrual Cramp Relief In Chinese medicine, ginger tea with brown sugar is used in the treatment of menstrual cramps. Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy A study done on diabetic rats found that those rats given ginger had a reduced incidence of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage).

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all the newsest gadgets and gizmos are right here! This month we have a collection of home and garden gadgets. indoor allotment with assorted seeds

clock shaped safe If you've got something to hide (keys, cash or diary etc.) then use this secret safe which doubles up as a fully working clock. The clock face acts as a door and opens up to reveal a hollow space which can be used to keep anything hidden away from prying eyes. It's powered by 1 AA battery and the lightweight unit features 3 handy shelves in the hidden compartment and 3 peg holes at the rear of the clock to securely hang it to a wall. €13.39


This stylish miniature allotment brings an outdoor environment indoors. Many of us live in built up city environments, so it's sometimes hard to take the time to enjoy the outdoors or grow your own produce. Ideal for anyone who's green fingered, you can start growing your own herbs with this stylish set which contains: a little wooden shed, and three miniature plant pots surrounded by a white picket fence and featuring drainage trays for you to grow your own herbs. €33.49

heat changing love mug Let that special someone know you love them as much as a good cup of tea with this fantastic Heat Changing Love Mug. Not only is it heartshaped, but it's also decorated with hundreds of tiny hearts to prove exactly how deep your love is (deeper than a cup of tea, you'd hope). Even better than that, though, a message made up of those hearts magically appears as soon as you put a hot liquid in - "I Love You". €10.75

For those of you who can't stomach the idea of an actual bungee jump, why not chuck one of these hilarious bird feeders out of the window instead and let someone else risk their life? The Bungee Bird Feeder is packed full of things like Yellow Millet and Red Broomcorn. It's perfect for those without a garden or for those who fancy something a little different to the usual cylindrical feeders. €10.75

easy feet - foot massager Pamper your twinkle toes Bending to clean your feet in the shower can sometimes be tricky and also dangerous as slippage risk is at a high. The unique design of the Easy Feet not only cleans but also massages and exfoliates feet and between the toes. Bring the foot spa experience home and treat yourself to a foot massage whenever you want without having to rely on someone else. With suction cup attached to its base it grips to any bath or shower, eliminating the danger of slipping. The Easy Feet contains over 1000 soft bristles and a built in pumice stone to smooth cracked heels. Ideal for the frail and elderly and for those who fancy giving themselves a foot massage, the Easy Feet is convenient and easy to use. €13.39



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Dreams Facts about

by Claudia S

While dreaming we become temporarily paralyzed

symbols and their interpretations. Dreams carry deep meanings that only the subconscious mind can understand.

Often when we wake up we fail to remember even a single sequence of the dream we had during the night. A strange fact remains therefore, that dreams are almost always forgotten, except if a person is woken up at the REM stage.

Visually impaired people dream too

We can control our dreams

Dreams speak in indirect language Dreams never utilize symbols they actually stand for. A lot of research has already gone into the subject and books have been written on dream

dents who were woken up at the start of their REM stage, it was noted the students became irritable, hallucinated a lot, were affected by psychosis and were finally disinterested in everything they did. Thus a good night's sleep combined with regular dreaming is our body's way of staying fit too! Very interestingly, people who are born blind only witness dreams involving smell, sound or touch, while people who go blind after birth are seen to witness regular dreams just like their counterparts with vision.

And so do animals

In what is known as a "Lucid dreaming" phase one can control their dreams. Thus, one can also manipulate their dreams and even the outcomes!

Dreams can cause incorporation

Sleeping and dreaming which occur in the

Dreams are very difficult to remem- REM stage are very important for healthy livber ing. In a research conducted involving stu-

Not many of us are aware that we become temporarily paralyzed in the dream state. This can be attributed to the fact that sometimes we may be so moved with certain dramatic dreams as to fall and hurt ourselves, thus, as a natural response the body goes into a temporary inactive state physically.

How often have we dreamt we were hungry or thirsty or performing an act repeatedly in our sleep until we wake up and undertake the activity? Sometimes one could dream of drinking glasses of water only to wake up and be very thirsty!

Disturbed sleep may lead to psychosis

Some people only dream in black and white

Studies have revealed animals and more specifically mammals dream exactly the way humans do! So even your household pet may be dreaming all night without your knowing about it.

Some people dream only in black and white while about 70% of people dream in colors. Certain dreams are very common to some people such as, failing an exam, getting up late for the exam, dreams related to one's school, seeing a person dead who is alive in real life, being chased by someone etc. Studies are being conducted in the relevance of colors and repeated sequences in dreams.

Although we tend to forget about 90% of our dreams once we wake up, many great scientists have made discoveries in their dreams and written them down the moment they woke up. Newton, Graham Bell and even some poets have received their inspirations from dreams.

Some great inventions were first conceived during sleep



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This month get your sombrero out and taste some of these delicious Mexican recipes.

Cheese and Chilli Nachos

Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients 1 pack 200g tortilla chips 230g pot of salsa 335g cherry tomatoes 2 spring onions 100g grated cheddar & mozarella cheese Crushed chillies

Method 1. Heat olive oil in a large pan. 2. Fry the chicken and quickly brown all over. 3. Add the chilli powder and cook for 1 min. 4. Transfer the chicken onto a plate and in the same pan cook the onion and red pepper until softened. 5. Add the green beans, tomatoes and the chicken, cover and simmer for 15 mins. 6. Stir in the coriander and roll in warm tortillas. 7. Serve with sour cream and guacamole.

Method 1.Preheat the oven to 200°C/392°F/Gas Mark 6. 2.Put 1⁄2 x 200g pack tortilla chips into an ovenproof dish and layer with 1⁄2 x 230g pot salsa, 1⁄2 x 335g pack cherry tomatoes, halved, 2 sliced spring onions, 100g grated cheeser and a sprinkling of crushed chillies. 3.Repeat this process and bake for 15 minutes, until the cheese begins to melt. Remove and sprinkle with another chopped spring onion.

Healthy Spicy Beef Tacos Ingredients 1tbsp rapeseed oil 400g lean beef mince 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 green pepper, finely chopped 5tbsp HP Guinness sauce 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 400g can chopped tomatoes

1 low-salt beef stock cube 3/4tsp hot chilli powder 1tbsp paprika 11/2 tsp ground coriander 4 small iceberg lettuce leaves, shredded 8 corn taco shells 1 ripe avocado, finely chopped 2 ripe small tomatoes, finely chopped

Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients (Serves 8) 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast Salt and pepper 2 teaspoons cumin powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon Mexican Spice Blend 1 red onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 5 canned whole green chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped

4 canned chipotle chiles, seeded and minced 1 (28-ounce) can stewed tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour 16 corn tortillas 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce, canned 1 cup shredded Cheddar and Jack cheeses Garnish: chopped cilantro leaves, chopped scallions, sour cream, chopped tomatoes

Method 1.Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat 2.Crumble the meat into the pan and

Method 1. Coat large saute pan with oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken with cumin, garlic powder and Mexican spices before turning. Remove chicken to a platter, allow to cool. 2. Saute onion and garlic in chicken drippings until tender. Add corn and chiles. Stir well to combine. Add canned tomatoes, saute 1 minute. 3. Pull chicken breasts apart by hand into shredded strips. Add shredded chicken to saute pan, combine with vegetables. Dust the mixture with flour to help set.

Ingriedients 4 flour tortillas 2tbsp olive oil 2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips 2tbsp hot chilli powder 1 onion, halved and sliced 1 red pepper,

add the onions and peppers and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. 3.Crumble in the stock cube, then stir in the Guinness sauce, garlic, canned tomatoes, chilli powder, paprika, coriander and 200ml water. Gently boil for 1012 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. 4.Place some lettuce in the bottom of each taco shell. Fill each with mince and top with avocado and tomato, and serve immediately. 4. Microwave tortillas on high for 30 seconds. Coat the bottom of 2 (13 by 9-inch) pans with a ladle of enchilada sauce. Using a large shallow bowl, dip each tortilla in enchilada sauce to lightly coat. Spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture in each tortilla. Fold over filling, place 8 enchiladas in each pan with seam side down. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese. 5. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 180 degree F oven until cheese melts. Garnish with cilantro, scallion, sour cream and chopped tomatoes before serving. Serve with Spanish rice and beans.


sliced 100g green beans 400g tin of chopped tomatoes A handful of coriander, chopped (optional) Soured cream or guacamole, to serve

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Easy Guacamole Ingredients 2 halved and stoned ripe avocados Juice of 2 limes 1 peeled and roughly chopped small onion 1 deseeded and roughly chopped large ripe tomato 15g (½oz) roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves 1-2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce Seasoning to taste

Method 1. Scoop the flesh from avocados into a large bowl. Add the juice of limes and mash it, using a fork or a potato masher. 2. Add the onion, tomato, coriander leaves, Tabasco sauce and seasoning, and mix well. (Use a stick blender or a food processor to whizz the ingredients to a coarse texture for extra speed.) 3. Use within 24 hours

Mexican Sausage Chilli 1 orange pepper, seeds removed and cut into chunks 1 (approx 400g) can chopped tomatoes 1 (approx 400g) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 125ml (¼pt) Passatta – sieved tomato

paste 400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed 400g tin chopped tomatoes Chopped coriander, to serve Sour cream, to serve

Chilli Con Carne Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1kg/2¼lb lean beef mince 250ml/9fl oz red wine 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 3 tbsp tomato purée 2 red chillies, thinly sliced, or 3-4 tsp dried chilli flakes 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 stick cinnamon good shake of Worcestershire sauce 1 beef stock cube salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 x 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 large bunch coriander leaves, roughly chopped wedges of lime, to serve

Ingredients 350g/12oz green chillies 350g/12oz plum tomatoes, chopped 1 medium red onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, chopped ¼ tsp ground cumin salt freshly ground black pepper

Method 1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add onion, chillies, seasoning and cumin, cook for 2-3 minutes. 2. Add the peppers and sausages, and brown lightly on all sides. 3. Add can of tomatoes, red kidney beans and passatta, stir well. Bring to the boil, turn down to simmer and cover with a lid. 4.Gently simmer for about 30 minutes. 5. Serve with rice, guacamole and Mexican snacks.

Mexican Chicken with Potatoes Ingredients 1tbsp olive oil 4 skinless chicken breasts, diced 1 onion, diced 750g potatoes, diced 1 red pepper, diced 2tsp tomato and chilli

Method 1. Place chillies in a roasting tray and roast at 220C/425F/Gas 7 for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of chillies. 2. They should be blackened on the outside and soft to the touch. 3. Remove any black skin from the chillies and pass through a fine sieve. 4. Fold together with the tomatoes, garlic, onion, and cumin.

Method 1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan with a lid and fry the onion and garlic until softened. Increase the heat and add the mince, cooking quickly until browned and breaking down any chunks of meat with a wooden spoon. 2. Pour in the red wine and boil for 2-3 minutes. 3. Stir in the tinned tomatoes, tomato purée, fresh chilli or chilli flakes, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and Worcestershire sauce and crumble in the stock cube. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook over a gentle heat for about 50 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally until the mixture is rich and thickened. 4. Add the kidney beans and fresh coriander. Cook for a further ten minutes, uncovered, before removing from the heat, adding any extra seasoning if necessary. Serve with rice, guacamole, sour cream and a big green salad.

Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6). 2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken, onion and potato for 5 mins. 3. Add the remaining ingredients to 150ml water. Bring to the boil and transfer to a casserole dish. Add the

chicken, onion and paste mixture. 4. Cover and bake for 45 mins, stirring half way through or until potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked throughout. 5. Serve with chopped coriander, soured cream and corn tortillas.

Huevos Rancheros Ingredients 3 kale leaves, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 green pepper, finely chopped 1 red pepper, finely chopped 1 small bird's eye chilli, finely chopped 1 courgette, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper 150ml/5fl oz tomato passata 1 tbsp olive oil knob of butter 8 free-range eggs (2 eggs per person) To serve handful fresh coriander leaves 2 soft flour / corn tortillas, warmed in the oven hot chilli sauce

Method 1. To make the salsa, place the kale, onion, peppers, chilli, courgette, garlic and passata into a bowl. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well. 2. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan with a lid over a medium heat and add a quarter of the salsa. Stir to warm through, then make a whole in the middle of the salsa. Place the butter in the clear area in the middle of the

pan, then break two eggs into this space. 3. Place the lid onto the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes. The dish is ready when the eggs are cooked into the salsa and the whites are firm. Slide the eggs and salsa onto a large plate and keep warm as you repeat this process three more times. 4. To serve, sprinkle each dish with coriander leaves and serve the warm tortillas and chilli sauce alongside.




Ingredients 450g (1lb) pork chipolata sausages 1 x 15ml (1tbsp) oil 1 onion, chopped 1-2 red chillies, seeds removed and finely chopped Seasoning 1 x 5ml (1tsp) cumin 1 red pepper, seeds removed and cut into chunks

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ranean climate.

The scientific name for this plant is Portulaca Oleracea however, it is more commonly known as Baby’s Pillow or Moss Rose. Originating in Argentina and Brazil it was brought to Europe around 1820. It is an annual plant which rarely grows more than 15 to 20 centimeters in height and around 30 to 40 centimetersin diameter. It is a creeper with stalks and fleshy leaves. After germinating in the late spring or early summer stalks grow which branch off horizontally along the ground. These branches are course and red in colour ending in green, spatula shaped leaves. The plant flowers abundantly in summer with a splash of colour, red, yellow, orange or white. It is ideal as a ground covering plant but also suits hanging baskets or pots. It grows well in bright sunlight and its flowers close when not bathed in sunlight and reopen the following day.Abundant watering is recommended when the plant is flowering profusely in summer and less so in spring and autumn. In summer the purslane makes an excellent ornamental plant, well suited to the Mediter-

Culinary Usage Although purslane is considered a weed i, it may be eaten as a leaf vegetable. It has a slightly sour and salty taste and is eaten throughout much of Europe, the middle east, Asia, and Mexico. The stems, leaves and flower buds are all edible.

used as a soup ingredient. Purslane contains more omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant. It also contains vitamins (mainly vitamin A, vitamin C, and some vitamin B and carotenoids), as well as dietary minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, and iron.

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Situated right in the centre of Spain, its capital Madrid, is a cosmopolitan city that combines modern buildings with a large cultural and artistic heritage, a showcase for centuries of exciting history. Madrid offers a broad range of accommodation and services along with the most advanced audiovisual and communication technology. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic and open, and at the same time warm and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world's great capitals. The Madrid area has been settled since the Lower Paleolithic age, but it was not until 1561 that King Philip II made it the capital of his mighty empire.

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The historic old town, also known as "Madrid de los Austrias" (referring to the Hapsburg empire) is a living example of the city's 16th and 17th century heyday, as is its impressive Plaza Mayor (square), which was opened in 1620 and remains one of Spain's most popular and typical spots. Near the Plaza Mayor is the so-called "aristocratic centre" of Madrid, home to the stunning Royal Palace, a 17th century monument that combines Baroque and Classical styles. Next to the palace you can find the Plaza de Oriente (square), the Opera House and the modern Almudena Cathedral, consecrated in 1993 by Pope John Paul II.

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This ensemble of monuments is completed by the Puerta del Sol, a square flanked by select shops, and the "Paseo del Arte", so called for its unique museums, palaces and gardens, not forgetting the unmistakable Bank of Spain building, the Palacio de las Telecomunicaciones (currently home to the Spanish Post Office) and the Cibeles and Neptuno fountains. Art and culture are central to Madrid life. The city has no fewer than 73 museums that cover all fields of human knowledge. Of these, the most important are the Prado Museum, one of the world's greatest art galleries, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with more than 800 paintings, sculptures and tapestries that go from the earliest Dutch masters to the most avantgarde trends, and the Reina SofĂ­a National Art Centre, which is dedicated to Spanish contemporary art, with works by Picasso, Joan MirĂł, Salvador DalĂ­ and Juan Gris among others.

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Visitors and residents alike can enjoy the sun, go for walks, go rowing or feed the squirrels in Madrid's large parks and gardens. The Retiro Park, once playground of Spanish Monarchs, the Casa de Campo and the Juan Carlos I Park among others make Madrid one of Europe's greenest capitals. If there is one thing, however, that characterizes Madrid, it is the deep, contagious passion for life reflected in its friendly, welcoming people. Madrid boasts concerts, exhibitions, ballets, select theatre productions, and the latest cinematographic releases. You can sample a wide variety of the finest Spanish and international cuisine or be enchanted by its bars and taverns. These are just some of Madrid's leisure alternatives, alongside tempting shopping in the most traditional establishments and world-famous outlets stocking the finest international brands. Madrid's happening nightlife is another major attraction. Its pubs, bars, discos and flamenco clubs have a tremendous atmosphere, while by day there are traditional verbenas (open-air dances), popular festivals or the San Isidro bullfighting festival - rated as the world's most important. Don't be surprised if you get stuck in a traffic jam at four in the morning, and the people you meet are not necessarily going off to work.... The climate of Madrid is characterized by warm dry summers and cool winters. It has a population of over three million. Museums Here is some information about four of the best museums to visit in Madrid El Prado Located in an 18th building designed by Juan de Villanueva, the Prado is considered one of the most important art galleries in the world. It houses masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, Zurbarán, Ribera, Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angélico, Rubens, Bosch, Van der Weyden, Poussin, Lorrain, Watteau, Rembrandt, Dürer and Mengs, among others. Open: 9 AM to 7 PM; Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM. Closed: Monday. Paeo del Prado, Telephone: 91 3302800 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: This museum houses a splendid collection ranging from primitive Flemish to contemporary works. More than 800 paintings and sculp-

tures, carvings, tapestries and other items are displayed. Villahermosa Palace, Paseo del Prado, 8. Metro: Banco de España. Open: 10 AM to 7 PM. Cloed: Monday. Telephone: 91 4203944 & 91 3690151 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía A cultural center containing a permanent collection of Spanish contemporary art and offering a wide variety of temporary exhibitions covering diverse modern artistic disciplines such as painting, sculpture, video, photography, films, etc. Calle Santa Isabel, 52. Metro: Atocha. Open: 10 AM to 9 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 2:30PM; Closed: Tuesday. Telephone: 91 4675062 & 91 4674761 Palacio Real The royal palace is no longer used as a residence, but it has been kept intact since it last functioned as home to the king, primarily serving as a tourist attraction. The entire palace is not open to the public, but most of the more important rooms can be visited. The palace is interesting in its own right, in particular its architecture and gardens (there are two, the Jardines del Moro and the Sabattini gardens). There are also some excellent frescos inside the palace by Tiépolo, and paintings by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, El Greco, Juan de Flandes and Caravaggio, among others. Calle Bailén. Metro: Opera. Open: October to March 9 AM to 5 PM; Sunday and Holidays 9 AM to 2 PM; April to September 9 AM to 6 PM; Sunday and Holidays 9 AM to 3 PM. Closed when official acts are held. Telephone: 91 5420059




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New Movie Reviews Total Recall Description

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi Release date: 14th September 2012 Critics Reviews

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with Chicago Sun Times: “Total Recall is wellimplanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led crafted, high energy sci-fi. Like all stories ingoes wrong and he finds himself on the run. spired by Philip K. Dick, it deals with intriguing ideas. It never touched me emotionally, though, the way the 1990 film did, and strictly speaking, isn't necessary.” San Francisco Chronicle: “For all of its dazzlingly rendered cityscapes and nonstop action, this revamped Total Recall is a bland thing - bloodless, airless, humorless, featureless. With or without the triple-bosomed prostitute.”

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The Odd Life of Timothy Green Description

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

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The Bourne Legacy


An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Comedy / Drama / Fantasy Release date: 16th November 2012 Critics Reviews San Francisco Chronicle: “The kid is a charmer, the message is heartfelt - love your kids while you can - and, OK, the ending might jerk a few tears, even from a crank like me. OK, it did.” Chicago Sun Times: “Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton are appealing together as far from perfect parents, and CJ Adams has that ability of so many child actors to be pitch-perfect.” Boston Globe: “It's the sort of thing you'll either find enchanting or an excellent reason to reach for the Scotch. “

Action / Adventure / Mystery Release date: Out now! Critics Review USA Today: “This latest Bourne doesn't send adrenaline surging the way "Ultimatum" did, but it's still a tense, well-acted thrill ride.” Washington Post: “With The Bourne Legacy, Gilroy has brought characteristic taste and skill to a nearly impossible task: embracing the past without completely erasing it, thereby creating an invitingly complicated and open-ended future.”

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Chicago Sun Times: “The Bourne Legacy is always gripping in the moment. The problem is in getting the moments to add up.”



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Book Reviews Odd Apocalypse

GoodRead Readers Reviews

by Dean Koontz

Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, at least for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria, the Lady of the Bell. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent

“Fantastic! Odd is my favorite Koontz character and this did not disappoint. I enjoyed everything about this book and now I want to go back and read parts of it again.”

Like his acclaimed creator, the irresistible Odd Thomas is in top-notch form—as he takes on what may well be the most terrifying challenge yet in his curious career.

“I really like Dean Koontz' character Odd Thomas, and for the most part I enjoyed the first books in the series. I waited four years for this one and was greatly disappointed.”

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by Kelley Armstrong War is coming to the Otherworld. A sinister cult known as The Supernatural Liberation Movement is hell-bent on exposing the truth about supernaturals to the rest of the world. Their violent, ruthless plan has put everyone at risk: from werewolves to vampires, from witches to half-demons. Savannah Levine - fiery and unpredictable - stands at the heart of the maelstrom. There is a new, dark magic inside her, granting her the power to

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summon spells of terrifying strength. But whether this magic is a gift or a curse, no one knows. On the eve of battle, all the major players must come together in a last, desperate fight for survival - Elena and Clay; Adam and Savannah; Paige and Lucas; Jeremy and Jaime; Hope, Eve and more...They are fighting for lives. They are fighting for their loved ones. They are fighting for the Otherworld

that there's much more to this case than they had first thought. It is an investigation where nothing is as it seems, and nothing can be taken at face value. When Puller and Cole discover a dangerous situation in the making, Puller finds he must turn to the one person who can help avert certain catastrophe. A person he has known all his life. In a breathtaking rollercoaster race against time, Cole fears

The Real Katie Lavender Katie Lavender has always thought she was pretty unshockable, until a year after her mother's death she receives a letter from a solicitor telling her that the man she thought was her father, in fact wasn't. Her real father, a man named Stirling Nightingale, has for years been building a trust fund for her. And now she's of an age to collect it. But Katie's not interested in the money. She wants to know about the

“This is one of my favourite series, so I highly recommend going out and getting your paws on the first book Bitten if you haven’t been bitten yet…”

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by David Baldacci

War hero John Puller is known to be the top investigator in the US Army's CID. So when a family with military connections is brutally murdered in a remote area of West Virginia, Puller is called to investigate, and soon suspects the case has wider implications. As the body count rises he teams up with local homicide detective Samantha Cole. As the web of deceit is revealed, it quickly becomes apparent

“I wasn't surprised by how quickly I burned through this book, Armstrong has a way of catching hold of a reader and pulling them along at an amazing pace. “

“This was the best book I have read by Baldacci since Absolute Power and Total Control. It sizzled almost from the first chapter and there were times I had a hard time putting it down.” “So, I was needing "good read" and I got it with this one. Mr. Baldacci remains one of my favorite authors. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this”

GoodRead Readers Reviews by Erica James

man instead. So decides to do some snooping. She tracks him down to a beautiful riverside home on the night he's hosting a birthday party for his 90-year-old mother. And as she's hovering outside, Katie is mistaken for a replacement waitress - an opportunity just too good to miss. And so Katie discovers that the Nightingales are far from your normal family ...But what makes a normal family anyway?

“An easy to read book but a bit predictable as I picked the romance before the characters had even met.” “So many things didn't work for me in this story. The most irritating by far was the narration. There were pages upon pages of description and inner thoughts for every few lines of dialogue; so much, in fact, I found myself skipping over whole sections”





manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

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Print your own art... I’ve recently bought an SLR camera and of course I have been taking pictures of anything that moves - and most things that don’t! Over a very short period of time I have managed to build up quite a large collection of some very badly taken pictures, however, hidden in the dross are a couple of gems; coincidences of good subject matter happening at the same time as the correct settings being loaded on the camera – certainly nothing to do with my skill anyway! So it’s these pictures I have recently wanted to print and place somewhere in the house, but how best to do it? Ok, I could print them at high quality on some decent photo paper, but then the image just looks like a photograph and I was looking for something more like a painting. I know that I could spend ages in PhotoShop or even ask friends who are more proficient at it than me (listen, you can’t be good at everything!) to produce something closer to a painting, but that would take up too much precious time and as my dive instructor Dave would say, that would eat into “beer time” – no I needed a simpler solution. The answer must be online, so I turned to Google to help me. I first searched for “canvas printing” and was pleased to find a whole host of really good websites dedicated to printing your photos onto framed canvas,

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The website allowed me to upload my own picture, decide what size I wanted it to be printed, choose a frame and even choose how the sides of the picture should be wrapped around the frame. The site then allowed me to change the picture by adding an effect (just what I wanted as they offered an oil painting effect). The site also offers printing onto aluminium or acrylic or just mounted into a standard frame, there really are a good deal of options available. Once designed I confirmed my address and payment details and I am reliably informed that my artwork is winging its way towards me – all for less than 50 euros delivered to my door – not bad really! They even offer free delivery by UPS for orders over 75 euros!

market and I was disappointed to find a great deal of badly designed websites that were not half as interactive as the sites I had found when searching in English. Then I stumbled across – it was exactly what I was looking for, an easy to use, well designed website that had 4 simple steps to getting my photo onto canvas. The site was all in Spanish with no option to change to English; however my Google Toolbar took care of that. Remember we talked about the Google Tool-

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You’ve got Stupid Signs •At a car dealership in Maryland to announce new seat belt legislation: "Belt your family. It's the law." •In restaurant: "Open seven days a week and weekends. •Road sign seen on the island of Cyprus. (translation of the Greek): 'Caution: Road Slippery from Grapejuice' •Seen in a health food store. "Shoplifters will be beaten over the head with an organic carrot" •In a Florida maternity ward: "No children allowed." •In a clothing store: "Wonderful bargains for men with 16 and 17 necks." •In a Pennsylvania cemetery: "Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves." •On a Tennessee highway: "When this sign is under water, this road is

Deaf Man? On a rural road a state trooper pulled this farmer over and said: "Sir, do you realize your wife fell out of the car several miles back?" To which the farmer replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf!"

impassable." •In front of a New Hampshire car wash: "If you can't read this, it's time to wash your car." •Sign in a shoe store: "Come in and have a fit." •Sign in a maternity clothes store: "We are open on labor day." •Sign in a non-smoking area: "If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action." •Sign on the door of the maternity ward: "Push Push Push." •Sign on used car lot: "Second hand cars in first crash condition." •Sign on fence: "Salesmen welcome. Dog food is expensive." •Sign in a science teacher's room: "If it moves, it's biology. If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it doesn't work, it's physics."

What’s on your back? Three men are traveling in the Amazon, a German, an American, and a Mexican, and they get captured by some Amazons. The head of the tribe says to the German, "What do you want on your back for your whipping?" The German responds, "I will take oil!" So they put oil on his back, and a large Amazon whips him ten times. When he is finished the German has these huge welts on his back, and he can hardly move.

One Last Request Once upon a time a Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman were captured by the Red Indians on a prospecting trip in North America. They been tied up against their respective totem poles for a day when the Chief walked up to the Englishman, pinched the skin of his upper arm and said, "Hmmm, heap good skin, nice and thick. Will make heap good canoe. You have a last request?" "That case of gin I had when your boys caught me. I'd like that", says the Englishman. He's provided with his gin and is taken off to a teepee for his final night. The Englishman drinks two bottles of gin. In the morning the Indians dispatch him, skin him and make him into a canoe. The canoe lasts a couple of days when it tears on a rock. Next day the Chief walks up to the Scotsman, pinches the skin at the top of his arm and says, "Hmmm, heap, heap good skin, very, very thick. Will make heap, heap good canoe. You have a last request? "Ah'll huv ma whisky back", says the Scotsman. He's provided with his whisky and taken off to a teepee for his final night. The Scotsman drinks three bottles of whisky. He's already dead when the Indians come to collect him the next morning. They skin him and make him into a canoe. The canoe lasts a week before it tears on a rock. Next day the Chief walks up to the Irishman, pinches the skin at the top of his arm and says, "Hmmm, heap, heap, heap, heap good skin, very, very, very, very thick. Will make heap, heap, heap, heap good canoe. You have a last request? "I'd loike a fork.", says the Irishman. The Chief gives him a funny look but gives him the fork. The Irishman takes the fork, stabs himself repeatedly shouting, "Yer no makin' any bloody canoe outta me!"

The Amazons haul the German away, and say to the Mexican, "What do you want on your back?" "I will take nothing!" says the Mexican, and he stands there straight and takes his ten lashings without a single flinch. "What will you take on your back?" the Amazons ask the American. He responds, "I'll take the Mexican."

Chocolate Peanuts A man visits his aunt in the nursing home. It turns out that she is taking a nap, so he just sits down in a chair in her room, flips through a few magazines, and munches on some peanuts sitting in a bowl on the table. Eventually, the aunt wakes up, and her nephew realizes he's absentmindedly finished the entire bowl. "I'm so sorry, auntie, I've eaten all of your peanuts!" "That's okay, dearie," the aunt replied. "After I've sucked the chocolate off, I don't care for them anyway."

Green Golf Balls A blonde golfer goes into the pro shop and looks around frowning. Finally the pro askes her what she wants. "I can't find any green golf balls," the blonde golfer complains. The pro looks all over the shop, and through all the catalogs, and finally calls the manufacturers and determines that sure enough, there are no green golf balls. As the blonde golfer walks out the door in disgust, the pro asks her, "Before you go, could you tell me why you want green golf balls?" "Well obviously, because they would be so much easier to find in the sand traps!"



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to be joking Some reasons why the English language is hard to learn... The bandage was wound around the wound. The farm was used to produce produce. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse We must polish the Polish furniture. He could lead if he would get the lead out. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. I did not object to the object. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row. They were too close to the door to close it. The buck does funny things when the does are present. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow. The wind was too strong to wind the sail. After a number of injections my jaw got number. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Womens Vocabulary Fine - This is the word women use to end an argument when they feel they are right and you need to shut up. Never use "fine" to describe how a woman looks - this will cause you to have one of those arguments. Five Minutes - This is half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes that your football game is going to last before you take out the trash, so it's an even trade. Nothing - This means "something," and you should be on your toes. "Nothing" is usually used to describe the feeling a woman has of wanting to turn you inside out, upside down, and backwards. "Nothing" usually signifies an argument that will last "Five Minutes" and end with "Fine". Go Ahead - (With Raised Eyebrows!) This is a dare. One that will result in a woman getting upset over "Nothing" and will end with the word "Fine". Go Ahead - (Normal Eyebrows) This means "I give up" or "Do what you want because I don't care". You will get a "Raised Eyebrow Go Ahead" in just a few minutes, followed by "Nothing" and "Fine" and she will talk to you in about "Five Minutes" when she cools off.

"I want every man to lie on his back, put his legs in the air and move them as though he were riding a bicycle," he explained. "Now begin!" After a few minutes, one of the men stopped. "Why did you stop. Smith?" demanded the officer. "If you please, sir," said Smith, "I'm freewheeling for a while."

<Soft Sigh> - Again, not a word, but a non-verbal statement. "Soft Sighs" mean that she is content. Your best bet is to not move or breathe, and she will stay content. That's Okay - This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can make to a man. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before paying you back for whatever it is that you have done. "That's Okay" is often used with the word "Fine" and in conjunction with a "Raised Eyebrow". Please Do - This is not a statement, it is an offer. A woman is giving you the chance to come up with whatever excuse or reason you have for doing whatever it is that you have done. You have a fair chance with the truth, so be careful and you shouldn't get a "That's Okay". Thanks - A woman is thanking you. Do not faint. Just say "You're welcome".

<Loud Sigh> - This is not actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot at that moment,

Thanks A Lot - This is much different from "Thanks". A woman will say "Thanks A Lot" when she is really ticked off at you. It signifies that you have offended her in some callous way, and will be followed by the "Loud Sigh". Be careful not to ask what is wrong after the "Loud Sigh" as she will only tell you "Nothing".

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you have about two years left.

This old man visits his doctor and after a thorough examination, the doctor tells him, "I have good news and bad news, what would you like to hear first?"

Patient: That's terrible! In two years, my life will be over! What kind of good news could you probably tell me, after this?

Patient: Well, give me the bad news first. Doctor: You have cancer, I estimate that

The physical training instructor was drilling a platoon of soldiers.

and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing".

Tardy Student A college business professor could not help but notice that one of his students was late to class for the third time that week. Before class ended he went around the room asking students some questions about the day's lecture. Of course, he made sure to pick on his tardy pupil.

Doctor: You also have Alzheimer's. In about three months you are going to forget everything I told you. "And who was it that developed the theories behind communism?" the professor asked. "I don't know," the student said. "Perhaps if you came to class on time, Mr. Reebs, you would know," said the professor. "That's not true," the student replied. "I never pay attention anyway!"

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

22/25. Which deep arid desert basin is the hottest and driest

7. According to Greek mythology, who was the messenger of

part of North America? (5,6)

the gods? (6)

23. Which landlocked county in central England, bounded on

8/9. Which team, in 1923, were the winners of the first FA

the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lin-

Cup final to be played at Wembley? (6,9)

colnshire and southeast by Peterborough and Northampton-

10. Abertawe is the Welsh name for which city? (7)

shire, is the smallest historic English county? (7)

11. Which durable twilled woollen or worsted fabric is much-

24. What title is given to the domain ruled by an emperor or

used for military uniforms? (5)

empress? (6)

12. What name is often given to a wild animal’s resting place,

25. See 22

especially one that is well hidden? (4)


13. Which state of the north-western US, borders on British

1. Which plant is the national emblem of Scotland? (7)

Columbia to the north and contains part of the Rocky Moun-

2. Zagreb is the capital of which former republic of Yu-

tains? (5)

goslavia? (7)

17. Which 1980s television sitcom starred Ronnie Corbett as

3. What nationality was the poet Dylan Thomas? (5)

mild-mannered librarian Timothy Lumsden? (5)

4. What is the name of the Russian beetroot soup, usually

18. Which game, resembling field hockey, is played on horse-

served with sour cream? (7)

back with a long-handled mallet? (4)

5. How is a change of plan, especially a reversal of political policy, usually referred to? (1-4) 6. Aconcagua is the highest peak in which South American mountain range? (5) 9. See 8 Across 14. Which semi-solid, sourish foodstuff is prepared from milk fermented by added bacteria? (7) 15. What is the name of the small round boat made of wickerwork covered with a watertight material, propelled with a paddle, which is mainly used in Wales? (7) 16. What name is often applied to the periods of exceptionally hot and humid weather that often occur in late summer? (7) 19. Which is Britain’s only poisonous snake? (5) 20. What was the surname of the founder and leader of the Mothers of Invention? (5) 21. Which small carnivorous mammal of the weasel family has chestnut fur with white under-parts and a black-tipped tail? (5)

Solutions to last month’s crossword Across: 7 Atrium, 8 Sonata, 10 Banshee, 11 Whelp, 12 Tees, 13 Smock, 18/17 Bill Oddie, 22 Poole, 23 Erasure, 24 Titian, 25 Selene.

Down: 1 Macbeth, 2 Brynner, 3 Sushi, 4 Norwich, 5 James, 6 Harpy, 9 Des Moines, 14 Adrenal, 15 Bitumen, 16 Sleeper, 19 Spitz, 20 Sooty, 21 Ravel.



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Aries 21 March - 19 April


Taurus 20 April - 20 May


Gemini 21 May - 21 June


Cancer 22 June - 22 July


Leo 23 July - 22 August


Horoscope year predictions for September bring a boost of energy during the beginning of the month. On the 14th you will find that your ideas to make money can bring great rewards. On the 15th be cautious of listening to friends advice, as they may steer you wrong. On the 28th of the month, watch your spending. This is a month when love is in the air, and Taurus pay particular attention to romance. On the 15th plan a special date with your partner. On the 16th you will find your ideas, which you have had to gain extra money through your career will come true. On the 24th, do not over do it with your special someone On the 5th, your honey may have some intuitive ideas for you. After the 8th, money become the focus and is more important than ever. On the 14th and 15th you will find lady luck is yours, possibly in the form of money.

During horoscope 2012 of the month of September, be caution on the 4th of the month and avoid spending, as you will over spend. On the 16th pay attention to your dreams as they may hold a special message. On the 20th you glow. This is a day to get out and about! On the 21st focus on partnerships is strong. After the 2 nd during September of horoscope 2012 you will find that your mind focuses more on fun. On the 3rd, be careful of advice that you receive from friends. On the 5th, you will sparkle and shine. On the 19th you may experience a very good time with your partner. On the 21st a money making idea could be yours.

Virgo 23 August - 22 September On the 5th during horoscope year 2012 you find your creativity is abundant and you have many good ideas surfacing from within. On the 6th, it is best to keep your ideas to yourself. On the 14th and the 15th you will find that your creative juices flow in the form or writing. On the 18th the productive dreams are yours.


Libra 23 September - 23 October


Scorpio 24 October - 21 November


Sagittarius 22 November - 21 December

On the 4th of the month, it is particularly important not to follow the advice of friends. On the 10th of the month, take the time to go out with friends, as you will have a good time. On the 18th of the month, you will find that your creativity flows. On the 27th of the month, you sparkle and shine. Enjoy!

On the 4th meditation flows for you. On the 9th keep control of your temper. The 10th of the month is a great time to go out as you will find that you have a great time. On or around the 19th you can expect that the changes you make will help you immensely. On the 21st money becomes more of a focus.

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This is a month during horoscope 2012 that the Scorpion sparkles and shines all month long. Avoid spending on the 9th, you are sure to be disappointed with your purchase. On the 18th listen to you intuition of ways to improve you income through your career. After the 21st, communications flow.

Capricorn 22 December - 19 January On the 5th of the month pay particular attention to a dream as it may hold a special message for you. On the 6th do not share ideas with others, as they will not be well received. It is much better to wait for another day. On or around the 16th of the month you can expect positive changes that may bring more money into your life. After the 21st people will see your point of view and are more favorable to your thoughts.

Aquarius 20 January - 18 February On the 5th, you are extremely intuitive; be sure that you pay attention to your inner voice. On the 8th, dream activity picks up. On the 16th and the 17th you are extremely creative. According to horoscope 2012 this is the month to go for it!

Pisces 19 February - 20 March Pisces find that travel is on their mind during nearly the entire month of September. On the 10th of the month, you sparkle and shine! Make sure to let the world see you and get out and about. On the 14th and 15th of the month, do not believe all that you hear. On the 16th of the month, your ideas for improvements at work are welcomed.

Dumb..but true!

British firefighters say they saved an apartment from destruction after its domestically challenged resident tried to dry his wet socks and underwear in a microwave oven. The Dorset Fire and Rescue Service says firefighters rescued the man from his home and extinguished the kitchen blaze Monday.

The fire destroyed the appliance along with the two pairs of underwear and socks inside it, and caused smoke damage to the apartment in Weymouth, a town on England's southwest coast. "The fire safety message here is to never put clothing of any kind in the microwave or an oven to attempt to dry them," the Dorset firefighters said in a statement.

Austin Sparks may not be a good criminal, but he shows signs of being a good human being. After breaking into five cars and stealing a Ford F-250 truck, Sparks, 20, felt so guilty about what he had done that he drove the stolen truck to police headquarters in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and turned himself in to authorities, reported. "He walked in and told me that he had just stolen a car and it's parked out front," Kinnie Long, a clerk at the station told The Tennessean. "It was shocking. He even stated that he felt bad for what he had done."

Sgt. Tyler Chandler not only appreciated Sparks' honesty after the fact, but that he drove the truck to the station and parked it outside. "It saved a lot of resources, it saved a lot of time for the victims, they'll get their stuff back," Chandler told WTVF-TV. "I can't remember anytime that that has happened." Sparks has been booked into the Wilson County jail, where he is being held for Mt. Pleasant authorities. All of the stolen items -which include at least one Blackberry - will be returned to their owners.

Ohio woman Tamala Grissett, 29, was charged with obstructing official business after she allegedly faked labor pains to avoid arrest, WKRC reports. Police originally tracked Grissett down after she reportedly swiped $1,297 in goods from a local Macy's, according to Fox-19. When they attempted to make the arrest, officers say the woman gave them a fake driver's license. After police succeeded in confirming her real identity, Gris-

sett allegedly threatened to kill one of the officers and file a false abuse complaint against him. When the officers were not deterred from making the arrest, the suspect told them she was in pain and experiencing pregnancy complications. Police transported Grissett to a nearby hospital, but once there, she made a run for it. Cops soon recaptured her and booked her into the Hamilton County Justice Center.


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Viva Villa and Vacation Services, For Short or Long Term Rentals visit: or Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Viva Villa and Vacation Services, For Short or Long Term Rentals visit: or Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 49, 2nd floor one bedroom apartment situated conveniently located in the town centre of Torrevieja, with a small sun balcony overlooking the lovely communal pool. Short or long term rental available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref 33, Ground floor spacious 2 bedroom apartment, located in Torre la Mata. Close to all amenities and beach. 3 month rental €300pcm 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 or long term rental available. 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 available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 78, Three Bedroom Quad house in Jarden Del Mar. Close to all amenities, bars, shops, restaurants. €425pcm 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 rental €800PCM, Short term available. 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. 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. 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. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 61, A lovely two bedroomed ground floor apartment, located in the centre of the small Spanish town of Los Montesinos, With a pleasant communal swimming pool adjacent & all amenities in walking distance. 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. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 104, 2 Bedroom apartment in Torrevieja, (near gypsy lane), small balcony, near all amenities and Friday market. €350pcm Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref 702: Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment, located near los Locos beach, beautifully furnished. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 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 Lovely Corner property in Novamar V, Gran Alacant. 2 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Being sold fully furnished including appliances, Has secure underground parking and faces large oasis communal pool. Walking distance to beach. 139.000 Euros, Call 627 711 155 and quote Ref No. K10 Ground floor duplex, with splendid views. Quiet location in Gran Alacant. Immaculate condition. Price has just been reduced to 105.000 and includes everything. For viewing call 627 711 155 Ref. No K27 Rare opportunity to purchase on Mediterrania III, Gran Alacant. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Private Parking, F/Furnished, Large communal pools & Tennis courts S/W facing, Dramatically reduced for quick sale to 126.000 euros. Ref No. K58 Call 627 711 155 for immediate view-



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ing Don Pueblo, Gran Alacant. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Large Kitchen with Galleria, Secure underground parking, Gas Central Heating, Glazed in Porch, Solarium with stunning views. Viewings absolutely essential. Very large property at reduced price of 190.000 euros. Ref No. K38 Call 627 711 155 Opportunity to purchase at the off plan price of 195.000 euros. Large 4 Bed, 3 Bath Brand new property. Secure underground parking for 2 cars and communal pool. Situated opposite Gran Alacant and over looks projected golf course. Ref No. K52. 627 711 155 2 Bed, 1 Bath Ground floor duplex. Central heating, Grills, Fully furnished, Glazed in Galleria, 2 communal pools, private parking and walking distance to the Gran Alacant commercial centre. Situated in the popular urbanisation of Puerto Marino. Now only 96,500 euros for quick sale Ref No. K46. 627 711 155 Immaculate ground floor Duplex, 2 beds, 2 bath, Private Parking, Situated in Novamar, Gran Alacant. Price includes very tasteful furniture and white goods. Walking distance to all local amenities and beach. Now only 129,750 euros. Ref No K24. 627 711 155 Gran Alacant Detached villa, located in a very sought after location.Situated on a 560m2 S/W facing plot and constructed in 2005. Comprising of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 full baths), Lounge-Diner, fully equipped Kitchen, Porch and Solarium with Alicante & Sea Views. ref.L81. €258,000 neg. Tel. 680333242 Gran Alacant villa located in a very quiet area , situated at the end of a cul-de-sac means there is no through traffic.3 bed, 3 bath, 330m2 plot, established large gardens, working fireplace, solar panel for hot water,private parking, south facing great views, fully furnished, fantastic opportunity. ref. L85. €215,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant Opportunity to purchase a beautiful 3 bedroomed, 3 bathroomed,large kitchen, detached property with roof- top solarium. Well established gardens and drive way for 2 cars, whilst also overlooking the projected 18 hole golf course. Comprising of fitted wardrobes, utility room, air con H/C, alarm system, electric wall heaters, intercom system, fireplace, ceilings fans, 8x7 gazebo, use of 2 large communal pools, immaculate condition with many extras. ref K12. €180,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant bargain, detached villa with pool on 400m2 plot. Briefly comprising of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Lounge Diner, independent kitchen, solarium with views, well maintained gardens. Quiet location yet within walking distance of all amenities. Top quality furniture and appliances included in the price. Extras include, mosquito nets, grills, toldos blinds, built in wardrobes, gas fire, electric heating, ceiling fans, English & Spanish TV, tastefully tiled & graveled garden with irrigation system. ref K43. €229,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant Gem! Fabulous detached Villa, with Alicante sea views to the front and wood land views to the rear, means this immaculate

villa is very private and un-overlooked. Comprising of 2 large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 2 bath, large fully equipped kitchen,glazed porch sitting area, solarium, Attractive Pool with cover, well maintained Gardens. Central Heating, Air Con, Ceiling fans, Private Parking, Alarm system, Decorative working Fire Place complete with electric Fire. Outdoor work- shop/storage area, Quality Pergola & BBQ. Constructed in 2006, on plot size of 380m2 and being sold fully furnished including white goods. ref L80. €234,995 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant immaculate villa, 3 bedroomed, 3 bathroomed property maintained to a very high standard inside and out and the interior furnishings are top quality, offering a feeling of luxury and good taste. The plot size is 400m2 and has been beautifully tiles, and graveled and has established palms and plants. Oil fired central heating throughout, log effect fire place, ceiling fans in all rooms, towel heater rails, glazed in shower units, instant hot water, water purifier, free English TV, phone & internet lines, fitted double hanging wardrobes, safe, glazed in front porch, vanity units and much more. The pool is an 8 X 4 m2 salt water pool, meaning maintenance is much easier plus outside toilet and shower. Sea views to front with Greenland views to the rear. ref K51. €245,000 Tel 680333242 Top floor Duplex. Very good price of 108.000 euros for a quick sale. Furnished to a very high standard, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Lounge Diner, Glazed in Porch, Large Roof Top Solarium. Choice of Communal Pools, Private Parking. Walking distance to all amenities and on the First urbanisation as you enter Gran Alacant. Viewing essential. Ref No. K44. Tel. 627 711 155 Beach front Line property, over looks Carabassi Beach, Gran Alacant. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Secure Underground Parking, Fully furnished, Roof Top Solarium. 3 Large Communal Pools, Fantastic communal Gardens, Tennis Courts and much more. 125.000 Euros Ref No. K23. Tel. 627 711 155 Gran Alacant Town House with a difference. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Glazed in Porch, Quiet Location, Extra storage areas, and South Facing Private Pool as well as 2 communal pools. Fully Furnished, All mod cons. Greenland Views and all local amenities close by. Ref. No L79. 179.000 euros 680 333 242 Gran Alacant south-facing, very private villa, with woodland and Alicante views. Situated at the end of a small cul-de-sac which means this villa enjoys a very peaceful location.3 Bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 3 Bathrooms, lounge-diner with working fireplace, fully fitted kitchen with including white goods, large front porch, solarium,workshop and storage in under build, central heating, air con H/C, ceiling fans, grills, UK T.V, off road parking and plenty of outside parking also. Due to its orientation of this property enjoys full sun, all day, something very important in the winter months. Ref.K24. €237,000 Tel 680333242

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 Gran Alacant detached villa with converted under build and pool. Comprising of 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Lounge- Diner, Front Porch, Large Solarium, decoratively tiled, Irrigated Garden. BBQ and Log Storage Cupboard. Raised walls for Privacy. Also many extras, toldos blinds, freshly decorated interior, Grills, Mosquito Nets, Air Con H/C, Ceiling Fans, Log Burner Fire, Electric Radiators, Heated Towel Rails, Alarmed, Phone Line, Satellite UK TV, private parking. Plot size 310m2 under build 100m2. price includes all furniture.The under build consists of 2 beds, lounge, kit/utility room. ref L79. €250,000 Tel. 680333242 Gran Alacant beautiful detached villa with very large pool and within walking distance to the Gran Alacant Commercial Centre. This villa comprised of 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, lounge-diner, Independent kitchen, roof top storage, solarium, porch & terrace. Large private pool, BBQ area, established gardens and private terraces, Private Parking, Solarium with Views to Alicante. 450m2 plot, fully furnished including white goods. Located in very quiet desirable road. ref.L96. €255,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant large detached villa with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge-diner, fully equipped kitchen, large porch, roof top solarium, 400 m2 Plot, with established low maintenance very private gardens with irrigation system, electronic gates, private parking, outside wc, sink & shower, terraces, air con ( h & c ), mosquito nets, grills, alarmed, large spa pool with separate Jacuzzi section. Within easy walking distance to Gran Alacant commercial centre and close to local bus and tram route. Ref K33. €260,000 neg Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant limited edition villa, not very often available on the market. Only a few of this type were ever constructed- Very large 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom(2 en-suit) property, situated on a large corner plot with a 10 x 5 private pool and private parking. Lounge-diner with working fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with utility room. Large landing area, leading onto solarium, with extra storage external room. Front porch area leading into large well established gardens with irrigation system and fruit trees. Being sold fully furnished. Within walking distance to Gran Alacant commercial centre and 5 minute drive to Carabassi beaches. ref. K11. €270,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant Limited edition bungalow. Only six of this type available in Gran Alacant. Constructed in 2003 and immaculately maintained on a large plot size of 500m2 with a 10 x 5 pool.Comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge-diner leading out onto front porch, independent kitchen including white goods, outside galleria, court yard, large garage with electric door, roof top solarium and private




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parking. Also built in wardrobes, Toldos blinds, air con H/C, security grills, alarm, security doors, bathrooms heaters, outside toilet, outdoor lighting, irrigation system, attractive and well kept gardens, beautifully tiled inside and out, fire place, English TV, phone line. Being sold with top quality furniture. ref L95. €275,000 Tel 680333242 Balsares is opposite Gran Alacant where the proposed golf course is now being started so this property will virtually be on the golf course, it is an investment not to be missed. The property is on a small gated urbanisation of 18 houses with private underground parking for 2 cars and direct access to the house, communal pool and toilets/changing rooms etc. The house is brand new and consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge with working fire place, large kitchen 12 m2, large galleria/ utility room, bedroom balcony and front tiled terrace. This property also has a converted under build for an extra lounge or bedroom. ref K52 € 198,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant, corner property in Don Pueblo with no expense spared, comprising of 3 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 2 decoratively tiled bathrooms, very large independent kitchen with galleria. Included in the price are all kitchen appliances such as large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave to name just a few. There is a huge lounge complete with chimney, plus large fully transformed under build,and small workshop. Front and rear private garden area, secure underground garage, tennis courts, football pitch and communal pools. Ref. K14 €209,00 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant, Situated on the very first urbanisation as you enter Gran Alacant, this 2nd floor duplex offers taste and quality. Comprising of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, lounge-diner, independent kitchen, full roof-top solarium with su-

perb views and recently glazed in porch offering extra living area as well as extra privacy as the glass is mirrored. Ref.K44 €108,000 Tel 680333242 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 : 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: 516, €39,999. Studio apartment in San Luis, close to amenities. Open plan fully equipped kitchen. Good sized lounge, bedroom and out onto balcony which has been glazed to create another room. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 510, €79,999. Bungalow located in San Luis. It is close to the supermarkets, bars and restaurants and is on the local bus route. An Opel Corsa car is included in this sale. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: KP3100, €198,000. Three bedroom, two bathroom detached villa, located in San Luis, on a 450sqm plot, with communal pool. Garage to side of house. 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 apart-

ment 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 Ref 532: 3 Bedroom Detached villa Located on the edge of a small spanish village with 3,800 sqm of landscaped gardents, Private Pool, Bargain €180,000 Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397


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