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Welcome to the March edition of the Mellow magazine. This month we have even more articles and even more new advertisers. I had planned to write an article on the new road system that has been built on the outskirts of El Campello but so far have failed to get my hands on any information or maps of the area. Should this information become available, then the article will be written. Remember that Mothers Day is on March 2nd. This is because Easter is earlier with Good Friday falling on March 21st. Also don’t forget to adjust your clocks at the end of the month. As well as Easter there are also the major fiestas taking place in Valencia from March 12th to March 19th (las fallas), the culmination of these being the lighting of the fires at midnight on the 19th which also happens to be Spanish fathers day known here in Spain as día del padre. I believe that the new dancing club in El Campello is doing very well and so it is congratulations to Sue Wiltshire for all her hard work. There are a number of charity events planned over March so read the magazine closely to find out where they take place and go along to give them your support. The “What’s On Guide” on our website is a useful tool for planning your free time. Many thanks to all our contributors for their articles, jokes and news items. If you have anything that you think will be good in the magazine give us a call. All that remains to be said is enjoy reading the magazine and have a very happy Easter. Lorraine....xxx Our website www.mellowmagazine.com allows you to read the magazine online or even download your own copy. You can even see the local weather forecast for the day or week and check for flight arrivals and departures. There is also a “What's On” guide that covers local events. Don' t forget, if you are an advertiser with events planned that you can add them to this listing yourself. Call Jerry for more information on doing this. If you have anything that you want to submit to us, be it a short story, poem, recipe or even an article that you feel may be of interest please contact us on the telephone numbers below or by email, also supplied below. Jerry Lorraine Email

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All That Glistens.....

For some reason many people still think of gold as an investment which when trading in huge amounts of bullion can be the case but when buying mass produced gold chains, rings and jewellery it is definitely not. I am sure that not one of us would buy a shirt, wear it for two years and then expect to sell it for a profit but quite often people are disappointed when they take jewellery to be sold only to find that it is worth about 10% of what it originally cost. Many years ago my brother owned a jewellers. He purchased second hand items of gold and silver. Directly opposite his shop was a branch of a leading well-known U.K. jewellery store. It was an everyday occurrence for people to buy an Item of jewellery from that store and then take it to my brother’s shop to see if they had nabbed a bargain. This always resulted in disappointment for the customer when my brother would offer to buy the item for approx. a quarter of what they’d just paid for it. He once had to cope with a very tearful lady who wished to sell her grandmothers wedding ring and was devastated when told that it was worth £4. There is no market for second hand wedding rings and this lady couldn’t understand how a hundred year old treasured ring could be worth so little and would be melted down. Most leading UK high Street Jewellers do not deal in second hand jewellery because to do so would alert the public to the huge mark ups involved when selling new gold and silver. Jewellers, (like other retailers) buy stock at cost price from manufacturers and depending on the style it is usually purchased by weight. 9ct Gold chains for example can be bought at wholesalers in London for between £4 & £10 per gram. It is then taken to the Jewellers shop, displayed on velvet put into a posh box and sold for five times that amount in many instances. Jewellers who buy second-hand gold from the public usually pay as little as £3 per gram to the seller. This is usually called the Scrap Value. In the UK the laws on selling gold and silver are much stricter than in Spain and there are only four standards of gold officially recognised. All gold sold legally in the UK has to have an official ASSAY office stamped hallmark in order for it to be advertised and sold as Gold. The recognised standards of gold in the UK are as follows:Pure Gold is 24 carats. This is very soft so it is mixed with other metals to give it strength and change its colour it is seldom made into jewellery. 22ct Gold is 22 parts gold with 2 parts alloy metal. Now seldom used for jewellery it was popular for wedding bands earlier in the century. 18ct Gold is 18 parts pure Gold with 6 parts Alloy Metal popular for rings. 9ct Gold is 9 parts pure Gold with 15 parts metal added to give strength and is the most common sort and most chains are made of this mixture. Somewhere on all jewellery sold in the UK you should find a hallmark, which will have the following numbers 9ct = 375 18ct = 750 22ct = 916 24ct = 999.99 For example if the hallmark inside your ring says “375” it means that it is 375 parts pure gold out of a thousand. The other 625 parts are other metals. This then translates into 9ct i.e. 9 parts pure gold out of 24. It is illegal for a UK jeweller to sell any item of jewellery, as “Gold” unless it has an 


official Assay Office Hallmark and this is one of the major problems with buying gold in Spain with a view to selling it back in England. An item of non-hallmarked jewellery can be sent to the assay office in Birmingham, tested and hallmarked but this is very expensive and gold is also graded downwards to the nearest recognised standard so if you have an item of jewellery which when tested proves to be the equivalent of 17ct for instance, the assay office will hallmark it at 9ct. Unless the item of jewellery is a one off or contains a large precious stone it is seldom worth the time or effort so most non-hallmarked items of jewellery purchased by jewellers in the UK will be bought as scrap and melted down. The other common misconception is that rose or red gold items of jewellery are more valuable. The colour of an item of jewellery is determined by the quantities of copper or other metals mixed with the gold. It has no importance when it comes to the value. There are two types of valuation. (1) An Insurance Valuation is a certificate of what it would cost to replace the item should it be lost or stolen. (2) A Resale Valuation is what you could expect to sell the item for. Many people mix up “value” with “worth” when dealing with jewellery. Another misconception is that “New” gold jewellery has been dug straight from the ground. I have heard people on many occasions say that they wouldn’t wear second hand gold. Huge quantities of scrap gold are melted down and made into jewellery every day. Even a shiny new ring purchased from a top London jeweller probably contains gold which has been at some time somebody else’s wedding band or even dental gold. Although somewhat unfashionable now some people are still conned into thinking that old coins such as sovereigns are more valuable than new ones. Of course there are exceptions but on the whole gold coins are worth about the same whether they were made yesterday or a hundred years ago. Prices fluctuate a little but usually by pence. Nice shiny gold coins can be purchased from banks usually cheaper than from most jewellers so consider buying the mount from a jeweller and the coin from a bank. My advise to anyone buying jewellery is first of all consider buying second hand gold it is usually half the price of so called new jewellery. Buy something because you like it just as you would a tie, don’t expect to ever sell that item of jewellery for a profit. Buying gold here in Spain is cheaper than the UK but it doesn’t have a recognised hallmark so has little resale value in England. It cannot be re sold by a jeweller as a gold object and the most you can expect to get is the scrap value based on its weight. Most rings for example weigh two or three grams so you will be lucky to get more than 10GBP for it. If you buy diamond jewellery, buy it from a reputable dealer and ask for a hand written itemised receipt. As for buying gold chain from guys who walk around cafes and bars, this is cheap gold plated rubbish. Even if it says 9ct/14ct or 18ct somewhere on it, is most definitely mass produced poor quality metal with the tiniest amount of electro plated gold coating and is worthless. If you have any jewellery questions feel free to e-mail me and I will be glad to help if I can. tonyandstuart@hotmail.com 


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Dear readers,, As I promised you in the previous article, now I am going to explain to you the penalties in force in Spain as well as the administrative and criminal fines in relation to driving under the influence of alcohol and other chemical substances. In this article, I am going to concentrate on the administrative penalties and offences, and in the next article I will talk about the criminal penalties and offences. All those drivers who drive under the following limits will not be fined: DRIVERS (1) GENERAL (2) PROFESSIONALS (3) NEW DRIVERS

BLOOD LIMIT 0,5 gr/l 0,3 gr/l 0,3 gr/l

BREATH LIMIT 0,25 mg/l 0,15 mg/l 0,15 mg/l

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Maria has been pulled over by the police and during the Breathalyzer test she showed 0.6 ml, for which she was given a fine of 300 Euros and 1 month suspension of her drivers license. Before the period of 20 days passed by, she went to the bank and paid only 210 Euros (70 % of 300 Euros) of her fine, by which she saved 90 Euros. And after that she went to the PolicĂ­a Local to inform them and where she was reduced to 21 days (70% of 31 days) for her suspension period of her drivers license. As she works from Mondays until Fridays, she informed the police that she would hand over her drivers license on Friday evenings and collect it on Sunday evenings, serving 2 days a week until the total suspension time of 21 days has been served. Exactly the same happened to Jane in February, but she already had plans to go to England on 4th March for a month. Therefore she went to pay the fine before the 20 days had gone by and informed the police as well within the 20 days from the fine that she will hand over her drivers license on 3rd March, a day before her journey to England, hence serving her suspension time while she is in England so that when she is back in Spain, she can go to the police and pick up her drivers license as her suspension time has been served completely. Should you never pay the fine, the administration of the Traffic Department can carry out an embargo of your bank accounts or properties in Spain. Therefore I am advising you to pay the fine as soon as possible, being able to discount 30% of the total amount fined and suspension time on your drivers license. When the offender does not prove his usual address on Spanish grounds, the charging policeman sets provisionally the amount of the fine and in case of not settling the fine or guaranteeing its payment via any accepted means, he or she will immobilize the vehicle. I should also inform you that with effects of the Spanish law, a person who has been fined administratively more than once within two years is being considered a re offender. Re offenders will be fined not only the corresponding fine but also on top of that they will have their drivers license taken away totally. If for example MarĂ­a is not being fined again in the next 2 years, but in the third year, she is not a re offender. I hope that all this is going to motivate you not to commit any drink-driving offence and would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank my secretary Tatiana Darvich for her understanding and continuous efforts of her translation services (hihihi) .... and also I would like to thank Jeremy Smith, for his patience and for always having a smile in his voice. Editors Note Thanks to Eva for her articles each month. Should you have any need for legal assistance please contact her through her office and not through the magazine as we are unable to answer your queries. Lorraine

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As A Matter Of Fact Hi • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Lets start with a couple of March facts. There are no national holidays in March, but there are important state and religious holidays celebrated. On 12th March 1925 it was the first transatlantic radio broadcast. Did you know that opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven? A cheetah can run 76 kilometres per hour ( 46 miles per hour ) - that’s really fast!. The fastest human beings run only about 30 kilometres per hour ( 18 miles per hour ). A cheetah does not roar like a lion - it purrs like a cat ( meow ). Gibraltar, ceded by Spain to Britain in 1713, controlled the entrance to the Mediterranean. Sailor, Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow, Julia and Great Egg Fly are all names of BUTTERFLIES. The original name for the butterfly was ‘FLUTTERBY’!. There are more chickens than people in the world. The longest one syllable word in the English language is screeched . Almonds are a member of the peach family. Los Angeles full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciúncula . All continent names end in the same letter in which they start . Some of the worlds most beautiful prehistoric cave paintings were found at Altamira in northern Spain. Altamira was added to the world’s heritage list in 1985. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

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Charities, Clubs And Events Asociacion Protectora de Animales de El Campello. APAC. From 1 January to 31 December 2007 APAC rescued 47 dogs. Two were found with bad injuries (broken legs) 36 have been re-homed. Some re-homed in other European countries. Unfortunately three had to be destroyed because of illness and one because of being on the Spanish Dangerous Dogs list. The total veterinary cost for, operations, sterilization, castration, vaccination, micro chipping, kennelling, fostering and transporting dogs abroad, came to €33,808. Special thanks must go to Eve for all her hard work and dealing with the dogs at Monegre, also to Jeff, Colin and Ian for volunteering for emergency callouts throughout the year. Please look at the ‘A’ frame in the shop to see just some of the dogs that we have rescued and a few who are still looking for a new home. APAC also rescued 277 cats. 12 had to be destroyed. The total veterinary costs for, operations, sterilization, castration, vaccination came to €9,102. Special thanks must go to Janice for rescuing so many cats. Although most of our money comes from the shop. Throughout the year we raised money at the following events. 4 Rastros €2130. Frances Whites BBQ €2470. Our Dutch Friends €1045. Janice’s Cats Dinner €520. Marcel’s swim €560. Ray French carboot sale €750. Total €7475. Special thanks to all those who helped raise this €7475. BELLY DANCING has arrived in Campello. Classes start on Thursdays at Bar Pequeño, Pueblo Español, Campello from 11.30-12.45 so come along, get exotic and exercise while having fun. For more information contact Sue on 635211790 Ballroom Dancing Club held every Wednesday at the Hotel Jorge, El Campello between 7pm & 9pm. All welcome. More info call Sue on 635211790 Busot Ladies Club, Casa de Cultura meet from 10.00 until 13.30hrs on Mondays apart from fiestas. Please renew your membership. Come and join us for a coffee and a chat. For more info contact Mary on 965699291. Email contact can be made to: john_marybusot@hotmail.com Mon & Weds 17.30 - 18.30 Pattern making and cutting. Mon & Weds 18.30 - 19.30 Dancing lessons for adults Tues & Weds 17.30 - 18.30 Dancing lessons for children Pensionista Club meets Sat & Sun 18.00 - 21.00. To join bring copy of NIE, 2 photos & 13 Euros for years membership. Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy—El Campello Church hold a church service every Sunday at 12.00 in a chapel behind the main church in the grounds of the “Salesianos” School. It goes without saying that everybody is very welcome. Coming by road from El Campello take the beach road to Alicante, go past Lidl’s and the petrol station and after crossing the bridge over the dry river bed turn right at the second set of traffic lights (Bernat Metge). Ignore the No Entry sign go straight up the hill and under the arch into the School car park. If coming by tram get off at the stop marked “Salesianos”. If in doubt you can telephone Flavia 666002519 or Liz 96 565 28 45 or see our website www.costablancaanglicanchaplaincy.org 12


Sponsored Head Shave Event On Sunday 23rd March the Jet Set bar in Venta Lanuza will be buzzing - and it’s all in a good cause. Having seen first hand the tireless work done by Cynthia, a local volunteer for the cancer charity MABS regulars of the bar decided to do their bit by organising a sponsored head shave. There are already some volunteers to have their heads shaved but more are needed. Sponsors are also required. Even if you don’t fancy losing your locks for a good cause come along and join in the fun - everyone is welcome. More information and sponsorship forms are available from the Jet Set bar. The event commences at 3pm. See you there! RAINBOW GROUP COSTA BLANCA. Support group offering help and support for Gay, Lesbian and Transexuals. All age groups. 666 911 545 The English Speaking Club, San Juan & District Los Perales, Camino Real de Villajoyosa 22, El Campello. Tel.: 965652114. The club has more than 400 English speaking, active members from many nationalities who meet on a Wednesday and a Sunday between 12 noon and 2.30pm. Come along and find out about our available activities and when they take place. They include Petanc, Patchwork Quilting, Linedancing, Quizzes, Whist, as well as a monthly dinner dance. Run by volunteers & with bar prices that can’t be equalled. Make friends & join the fun.

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A Trip To Relleu

The almond blossom this February has been spectacular, a sure sign that the warmer weather is on its way and many people mark the start of the new season by doing their spring-cleaning, but why not take advantage of the improving weather and get out there to explore your surroundings. We are blessed with a wonderful climate here on the Costa Blanca and spring is one of my favourite times of the year. Recently I took a drive into the mountains, ending up in the village of Relleu – a real Spanish village with approximately one thousand residents and yet only twenty-five minutes from Villajoyosa or Campello. I was surrounded by peace and tranquillity. Set in a valley surrounded by mountains, the area is covered with almond and olive groves. The ruins of an eleventh century castle overlook the village. The village museum, set over three floors of an old town house, gives an insight into life in centuries past and shows archaeological finds relevant to the local history. Built on the site of the ancient burial ground the seventeenth century church boasts the oldest bells in the province. Still retaining lots of old charms Relleu has adapted over the years supplying its residents with everything they need – small shops, banks, and sports grounds. A twice-weekly market is held on Thursday and Saturday mornings in the beautiful village square outside the church of San Jaime. The local Spanish folk will greet you with welcoming words and a smile; and then when in need of refreshment, you can take your pick of one of the small local bars or restaurants... and... if you aren’t sure of your language skills don’t worry because the English are also catered for in Relleu. Centro Comercial Poble Nou Calle del Muro El Campello

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Safety & Security With Beautiful Homes Locksmith Services When you think of a locksmith, you might think of someone who simply changes locks, or perhaps gets you back into your home after you accidently lock yourself out. But Beautiful Homes Locksmith Services offer far more than that and cover just about every aspect of home security. Emergencies: Most of us have locked ourselves out of our homes by accident at least once in our lifetimes. If you have lost your keys, or had them stolen, you need to get your locks changed, and you need it done quickly. So if it happens to you then call them - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alarm Systems: Beautiful Homes Locksmith Service supply and install only the highest quality alarm systems which are monitored 24 hours a day so you know your property is protected. They install fully monitored alarm systems by Securite (monitored by Secisa) that meet all the requirements of insurance companies. What you might not know though is that these systems can have “panic” buttons fitted that will not only call the police, but can also call for an ambulance in the event of a medical emergency - this alone could save your life, especially if your Spanish isn’t very good. And now they are able to offer cost saving alarm system packages there really is no excuse not to have one fitted and gain the peace of mind you deserve. Fire Safety: What would you do in the event of a fire? How would you escape? Are your windows covered with security grills that don’t open? Do you have smoke alarms? Are they in the right places? Beautiful Homes offer a free, no obligation security and fire review can help you understand just what you need to do to be both secure in your home from break-ins while keeping safe from fire as well. Single Key Systems Imagine your house with a single key that fits the gate, the front door, the security grills, the interior doors of your home. Imagine another key that only opens some of those same locks, and another key that opens a different set of the same locks. Now imagine how you could give one of those keys to the pool cleaner - it would let them do their job, but with no access to anywhere else. And a different key to the person who cleans your house giving them access to the house but not to your office. Such a system is not a dream, it’s here now and you can have it fitted simply and quickly. Beautiful Homes are based in Mutxamel and cover most of the Costa Blanca. More information can be found on their website at www.locksmithcostablanca.eu They also offer many other services which be found on their other website at www.beautiful-homes.eu So for all security matters, call Beautiful Homes Locksmith Services and keep their number handy should you lock yourself out 660 931 890. 17


The Things We Say - By Robert Littler A Busman’s Holiday. Means a person is spending his time away from work, doing exactly what he would during his working day. This idiom stems from the turn of the 20th Century, when buses were horse drawn. Tradition was that a bus driver would spend his days off travelling in the rear of his bus to make sure the relief driver was looking after His horses properly. As the horse was very much the means of his income, the animal’s welfare was essential and drivers took few chances- even on their holidays. The word DIGS. Is used to describe temporary accommodation or lodgings. During the California gold rush, which began in 1849, miners raced to the area and had to live very rough in shelters they dug for themselves in the hillsides. These became known as “ Diggins “. Some enterprising folk dug out entire rows of them and rented out diggins to other prospectors arriving in the area. The term was shortened to ‘ digs ‘ by the time it came into use in England a decade later. Up The Spout. It is lost and gone forever. A spout was a tube found in a pawnbrokers shop or bookmakers. Articles to be pawned, or wagers placed, would be put into the spout and whisked off to the office above where it was safely stored away. It was commonly known for a mans weekly wages to have ‘ gone up the spout ‘ before the weekend was over, or for an object of value to go the same way during troubled times. As Drunk as a Newt Never a pleasant experience, but at least one will be alright next morning. No one has ever found an intoxicated newt tearing up the High Street on a Saturday night, so why the reference? It seems that during the 17th & 18th centuries ‘newts ‘ was the nickname gentlemen gave to the boys who looked after their horses while they, were out on the town for the night. Our forefathers were good enough to send out ‘ warm up drinks ‘ to the newts who would then usually be found rolling drunk by the time the horses were collected. Feeling As Right As Ninepence. Being in tip top condition and ready for anything. Silver ninepenny pieces were in common use in England until 1696, and were one of the highest value coins in circulation. Also, the popular silver coin was often given as a token of love and affection and for those two reasons people were always pleased to have them. Some believe the phrase is a simple corruption of the saying ‘ right as ninepins ‘, which is a reference to the English pub game of skittles. Once the ninepins were all upright the game could begin. To Get Hold of The Wrong End of The Stick. Means to misunderstand something entirely. The phrase can be traced back to the 1400s and began life as ‘ the worse end of the staff ( or lance ). The wording was changed during the 1800s. It is also said to date back to Roman times and their use 18


of communal toilets were people sat side by side. For personal hygiene reasons the Romans used a short staff with a sponge tied to one end and everybody took great care not to get hold of the wrong end when reaching out to use it. Not only did they give us great roads, sanitation, but it also, appears, an early version of Andrex too. Thank you Robert, for continuing to supply us with the origins of phrases and sayings that we regularly use in everyday life.

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Las Fallas In Valencia 12 -19 March Originally Las Fallas began as a feast to the patron saint of carpenters, St. Joseph but over the years developed into the world famous fiesta of fire which attracts many thousands of visitors from near and far. Constructed of wood, wax and paper maché large statues called ‘ninots’ costing thousands of Euros are created over a period of months ready for ‘las fallas’ (the fires) and they are then burned at midnight on March 19th at ‘la crema’. Each year the public vote to save one of the ninots from burning. It is then put on display in the Museum of Ninots alongside the favourites of previous years. This fiesta is well worth a visit but don’t forget to take ear plugs - the firecrackers (mascletas) are deafening!

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Tuesday

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Jijona

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Wednesday

El Campello

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Thursday

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Villajoyosa

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Friday

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Tibi

Saturday

Alicante

San Juan

Castalla

Sunday

Benidorm

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Continued from previous page... “Tiles” - representations of the files depending on their type, the name of the file appears on the right of the icon, with the type of file that it is and the size of the file below the name, “Icons” - smaller representations of the files according to type allowing more of them to be seen in the same size window, the name appears below the icon, “List” - very small representations of the files with the full name of the to the right of the icon listed in columns which may extend beyond the width of the window, to see these columns drag the horizontal slider at the bottom of the windows to the right “Detail” -again a very small icon but with all details of the files in columns forming one long list accessible by a vertical slider if necessary; which columns are shown depends on what is selected but typical ones are: name, size, type of file, date created/modified/accessed, attributes; the list can be ordered or sorted on any of these columns by clicking the column header. To navigate around the disk you can also double click on folders on the right hand pane. This will open the folder in that pane and show you the contents. To get back up the tree structure (it may be more appropriate to say down as the “top” of the hierarchy is call the “root”, but convention is that we go down when we enter a folder and go up when we approach the root[?]) you can either click the “Up” icon (a folder with a green arrow pointing up superimposed on it) on the main toolbar or press the backspace key (top right of the main part of the keyboard usually with an arrow pointing left on it). Next month we will look at what you can do with windows explorer to copy move, rename or delete files. This article was written by Steve Watson of SandS Computers See advert on page 14 Ed. Pescadores C/ San Bartolomé, 128

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Spring Forward Fall Back March is the month when we change the clocks, moving them ahead by one hour at 1 am on the last Sunday of the month. Most of us find it inconvenient, some really hate it, but how did it all start? And does it have any benefits? The first suggestion that clocks should be changed dates way back to 1784 when a normally late sleeping Benjamin Franklin was awakened early in the morning by a noise and “discovered” that it was broad daylight. His normal habits were to go to bed late and get up was around noon and this early awakening made him realise that he was wasting possibly 7 hours of morning daylight. He even went as far as to calculate the cost in candles that this extra 7 hours in the evening were costing. In Paris alone, where he was working as a diplomat, the cost would have been something like 300 million euros in today’s prices over a six month period. But since he had no intention of getting up any earlier, he proposed that the clocks should be changed so he would gain extra daylight time. Franklin’s suggestions fell on deaf ears and it was not until 1905 that the idea was revived, this time by William Willet in Chistlehurst, Kent. He too felt that there was a large waste of daylight early in the morning and he produced a pamphlet which he called “The Waste Of Daylight” and sold for 3d (old pence). He proposed that on each of four consecutive April Sundays, the clocks should be moved forward by 20 minutes, giving a total change by the end of April of 1 hour and 20 minutes. The reverse would be carried out in September. He suggested that the small change of 20 minutes would have less effect on the people that a single larger change. The major obstacle at the time was train timetables, especially international connections, but his ideas did get some support and a private members bill went to parliament in 1908. There was much opposition and many amendments made, with ordinary people asking why habits couldn’t be changed instead of clocks? The bill failed to be approved over and over again until in 1915 William Willet died and for a time so did his dream. One year later, in 1916, in the middle of the First World War, British Summer Time was finally introduced, three weeks after Germany introduced their own version. The reason it was finally adopted was energy saving rather than greater daylight itself. It is not easy trying to get people to go to bed earlier and get up earlier to save on the use of artificial lighting; but changing the clocks to achieve exactly the same thing is easier. In 1940, to save more energy, BST was extended through the winter and then throughout the war. Double Summer Time was also introduced where an extra hour was added giving two more hours of daylight. It should be remembered that in those days, clocks and watches were powered by clockwork and in most cases could not be turned backwards, so while putting clocks ahead by an hour was simple, putting them back in the autumn meant putting them 32


forward 11 hours. A Mr John Player of Newmarket wrote to his local paper to say that the extra hour in October was useful as it had taken him 55 minutes to change his 21 clocks and another 5 minutes wondering which ones he had forgotten. To get an idea of the savings that are made nowadays, the amount of energy consumed by electric lights in a typical home in just one hour is around 300 watts (5 sixty watt light bulbs). Multiply that by 20 million homes and you get 6 million kilowatts of electricity. At current prices of around 15 cents per kilowatt that’s 900,000€ - for just one hour on just one day! Over the seven month BST period that works out to a staggering 189,000,000€ Add to that the energy used by factories, offices and street lighting (not in the war) and you get an enormous amount of potential savings in energy. People often ask why the UK is on a different time to the rest of Europe? The reason is mainly for the benefit of Scotland. Being so far north relative to London, Scotland sees very short days in winter and moving the clocks an hour forward to be like Europe would mean very dark mornings until well into the day. Also, we must consider that by the sun, the UK is correct, it’s the rest of Europe that’s 1 hour too early! Yes, it would be better if people went to bed earlier and got up earlier, but we simply don’t change habits that easily. Individually, we only save about 9 or 10€ per year by changing the clocks, but from a country wide perspective we save far more - street lights, office lighting etc. and this we are all paying for in taxes so maybe the change in clocks is a good thing. But I, for one, will still find it difficult and wish it wasn’t happening. With thanks to Peter Smith for supplying the above article.

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Pets and The Law

One of the many questions owners of pets ask is “What legislation regulates the possession of animals.?” Perhaps the first important thing to know is that every owner is responsible for the actions of their pets. Use of muzzles Muzzles must be used with all breeds of dogs that are considered potentially dangerous. These include Akita Inu, Pitbull, Rottweiler, Bull terrier, American Staffordshire etc... also crossbreeds that have these breeds in them. In addition, all dogs of more than 20 kg and greater than certain sizes require muzzles. A dog is also included in the dangerous list regardless of breed if it has, in the past, bitten anyone. Use of Leads Dogs should be kept on leads in all areas except those designated. Potentially dangerous dogs must always be on leads of no longer than 1.5 metres. Identification All dogs must have a microchip fitted. This is optional for ferrets and also for cats but should you wish to transport these animals outside of Spain then identification is required - as well as vaccination against rabies. Passport Mandatory for dogs and optional for the rest of pets (cats and ferrets) who only need one in the event of departure of Spain. Vaccination against rabies is obligatory in dogs. Cats and Ferrets only require such vaccinations if they are to leave Spain. Travel Abroad Animals being moved between countries of the European Union require vaccination against rabies, identification with microchip and passport. Some countries have additional requirements. Liability Insurance This is required in the case of dangerous dogs, but is always a good idea for almost all pets. This article was kindly written by Juan Ramón Lorenzo Soto of Clinica Veterinaria Campello, Calle San Bartolomé, Ed.

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Learning Spanish

After all the time I have lived here I am still always surprised to be eating strawberries – fresas, during February and not having to pay a fortune for them! Anyway March is now here and this month the most important event has to be the national elections – las elecciones. Nobody can have failed to notice the campaigns - las campañas, under way with posters everywhere, and the TV and radio full of candidates promises – promesas, claims - afirmaciones and denials - negaciones. Unless you have changed your nationality – la nacionalidad, then you won’t be able to vote – votar, in these elections. Though do remember that if you are registered – empadronado in the town where you live, you can vote in the local elections - but they are a few years off. The elections will be held on Sunday, March 9th – domingo, día nueve de marzo. Once they are over there is hardly any time before Easter – Semana Santa / Pascua, is suddenly upon us. It falls very early – muy pronto, this year and as it is follows directly after San José - St. Joseph’s Day (diceinueve de marzo – 19th March) so it feels like we get an extra day. San José is widely celebrated as there is a José in nearly every family and also it is Father’s Day – el día del padre. On Palm Sunday – Domingo de Ramos, which is the Sunday before Easter Sunday – el domingo antes de Domingo de Resurrección, intricately plaited palms – palmas or ramos, are decorated with flowers – flores and sweets – caramelos, by the young children. Everybody then goes in procession to the blessing of the palms. Once they have been blessed the crowd disperses: the more pious go to the church for mass – la misa, while the rest find a nearby bar to have a drink before lunch. Alicante isn’t as widely known as places such as Cordoba for its Holy Week processions, but there are solemn processions with lots of colour, decorated statutes carried on wooden litters through the streets and the singing of saetas – Andalusian devotional songs. In Alicante capital the main processions are on Wednesday and Holy Thursday – miércoles y jueves santo, and part of the spectacle is seeing how the bearers manage to manoeuvre the heavy litters with their sacred images down the narrow twisting streets of the old part of Alicante. Of course there are processions here in Campello, the first on Wednesday, la procession de silencio – the procession of silence. The end of the Easter festivities is traditionally marked by a family picnic – la merienda (de mona) in the countryside or on the beach, on Easter Monday – el día de Mona. Everybody takes along a bun - la mona with a hard boiled egg – un huevo duro, on it. The eggs – los huevos are cracked open on the foreheads of those eating with you! Buy your “mona” early because they are in great demand! Along the coast Easter is the time when the visitors start returning to the beaches – las playas and the ice cream shops – las heladerías start business for the season. Article supplied by Nik Dunne of Lexis Idiomas - See their advert on page 28. 38


The Old Mill - Relleu If you take the road from Relleu towards Agües for about 2 km you will come across the Old Mill Restaurant on your left. You should definitely turn off the road just after the restaurant and park in the car park surrounded by the lemon trees and pay them a visit to sample some of the many delights on offer. The building started life as an Olive Oil press and has recently been refurbished and turned into a charming restaurant which, although true to its roots with many examples from the old machinery that used to operate the press, is also modern and clean. Chefs Tommy and Shaizi have brought something quite unique to the area with their mix of English and Asian foods (including homemade curries). Their Sunday carvery is also quite special with a very special homemade tomato soup as one of the starters, followed by a choice of roast meats and desserts - and all for 10€ per person. Following on from their successful charity event of 2007, April 19th will see a fete with all the popular games and activities including a fancy dress competition, tombola, splat the rat etc. which will be followed by a dinner and dance with special guest Ricky Valance who you will remember from his hit song “Tell Laura I Love Her”. All the proceeds from this day will be going to the cancer support charity, so give them a call and book your tickets on 666 824 260. The event is also being supported by Pretty Things of Relleu. At Easter they’re holding their “Easter Extravaganza” with a Cowboy and Indian night. Another event not to be missed. In the warmer weather you can enjoy your meals and drinks on the spacious terrace or in the garden. The Old Mill is open every day except Tuesday from 1pm to late and most evenings see something special. Mondays is “Games” night with darts, dominos and pitch & put, Thursdays is “All You Can Eat” curry night and Friday is “Fish & Chips” night with fish in a special beer batter served with home cut chips and mushy peas. Many live music events are planned so call in, give them a ring or check the Mellow Magazine What’s On Guide on the internet for details. So when you’re taking a well earned trip into the country to see the real Spain take a trip to Relleu and pay The Old Mill a visit for some delicious food, you won’t be disappointed. 39


A Guide To Spain’s Maddest Fiestas

This month, courtesy of Chris Whewell, we begin a new series looking at the strange, quirky and humorous fiestas that take place all around Spain. The first in the series is Goat-Throwing! Where? Manganeses de Polvorosa, Zamora, Castilla y Leon, north-western Spain When? Annually; The last week in January. A long, long time ago, there was a priest, who, having little to do with himself, at least on most days of the week, travelled around the area of Manganeses de Polvorosa. He had his goat for company. Sometimes he rode the goat. Sometimes he walked alongside. Either way, he and the goat were always together. At that time, the area was suffering with a great deal of poverty, and people were literally starving to death. The priest, or rather the goat, fed the poor and destitute people with it’s milk. No matter how many people were in need, the priest and his goat were, it seems, always able to help. One day the priest was in the village of Manganeses de Polvorosa, ‘chilling out’, presumably after a long stroll when a loud noise startled the goat. As goats apparently tend to do, it bolted off up the street. Seeing the source of their goat-based lactic comestibles ‘hoofing it’ away into the distance, the villagers understandably gave chase, which alarmed the goat even more. The goat, by now pursued by half the village’s population, ran into the nearby church, and as the villagers followed through the open door, (goats can’t close doors very well) the goat made a frantic dash for the stairs to the belfry. All might have been well at this point, except our favourite unfortunate goat reached the belfry roughly two seconds before the bells rang. This startled the goat so much that it leapt from the belfry window. Catastrophe (or Goatastrophe) was avoided when a quick-thinking local (and there were precious few of them about in those days!) caught the goat in a blanket that he was carrying (somewhat fortuitously). Had he had a copy of his favourite paper and half an ounce of ready-rubbed instead, the story, and indeed the goat’s life may well have ended there, but, him being in possession of a blanket was deemed miraculous. (I’m sure the goat was pretty relieved too!) Consequently in celebration of such, each year in the village of Manganeses de Polvorosa, one of our goat’s descendants is rounded up, manhandled to the ground, bound around it’s ankles and carried through the streets to the church, up the stairs to the belfry, and then tossed out of the window to the blanket-wielding crowds 50 feet below. Once (hopefully) safely caught, the somewhat dazed ‘goat of the day’ is paraded back through the streets in honour of his antecedent. Unlike his forebear though, the fame of our modern ‘goat of the day’ is rather shortlived, as it soon becomes ‘goat-du-jour’, having been slaughtered and turned into a goat-flavoured addition to the fiesta’s fare. 40


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Domestic Appliance & Electrical Repairs by experienced engineer. Washing Machines, Cookers, Microwaves etc. Tel. 965 960 665 / Mobile 687 625 642 General Plumbing & Central Heating Installations & Repairs. Established since 1979. Phone Richard on Mobile 680 190 794 / Home 965 975 019 Having A Party? Real draught beer at home instead of all those cans & bottles. We deliver Barrel, Tap & Cooler, Install & then remove after use - no fuss, no mess. For more details call 661145105 Carpet and Suite Cleaning. Safe and quick-drying. Book now for a spring clean. Call Stewart. 666 945 171 Mobile dog grooming service. 25 years experience. Clipping from 15€. Busot, El Campello, Muchamiel areas. Tel. Diane on 609 417 110 or 663 372 403 Handcrafted furniture made to order, beds, dressing tables, childrens furniture and much more. Contact Allan/ Kevin 608071278/629674026

Entertainments •

Beginners Line Dancing Classes at Estrella Bar Busot. Wed Evenings 7:15 to 8:30. Starts March 5th. Barbara 965698384 (12yrs exp teaching line dancing)

Wants •

Car Boot Items - books, toys, clothes, bric-a-brac & baby items. Will collect. Tel. Sally on 635343867

Sales •

Childs bike, suit ages 3 years upwards. Very good condition. 30€ Tel. 663174887

Free Range Eggs @ 2€ a dozen. Tel. 678 118 331

Panasonic colour TV 25€. Music Centre (Radio/Casette Deck) + Turntable (No Stylus) 25€. Golf Clubs - Left Handed (Pinnacle) Full set of Blades/Woods/ Putter/ Bag - 50€. 2 Household Rugs - patterned 230 X 170 cm - 25 € each. Bathroom Vanity Unit/Mirror/Lights + Marble Top & Bowl - 50 €. All items to be taken away by buyer - no reasonable offers refused - Tel.: 965699735

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Static mobile home to let. 8 minutes drive to beach. Short or long term let. Ready from 1st May. Tel. 679 056 626 3 bed casita for sale. Near Carrefour. 95.000 Euros or possible rent. Tel. 661075974

Long - term lets available. Tel. 617 944 030

Long & Short term lets available. Tel. 965 635 818 or 662 136 760

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