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November 2007

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Mellow Magazine

El Palmeral, Alicante


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From The Editor It's amazing just how quickly time goes by and already I am here writing this page for the twelfth time. Yes, the Mellow Magazine has reached it's first birthday this month. I want to say thank you to all my family and friends for their love and (continuing) support. The magazine takes up a tremendous amount of my time and it is sometimes very hard to juggle the hours in the day so as to give enough to my family, my day job, and the magazine. Thank you all. A great big thanks also goes out to our advertisers, without whom, there would undoubtedly be no magazine. It is our business to help improve your business. You, our readers, have my thanks for your many wonderful and kind comments and constructive criticism, which I hope has improved the magazine. I feel I also need to say thanks to Jerry for his patience over the past year in teaching me so much about computers and design, and I'm sure there must have been times when he could quite easily strangle me - and of course, vice versa, yet (most of the time) we still work well together! We have gone from strength to strength over the last year, starting with only 24 pages and a distribution of only 1,000 copies. Now we are practically double that size and with luck will keep getting bigger and better. Now, all that I can say is that I hope you enjoy this month's magazine. Again you'll find a number of new advertisers. There are articles which I hope you find of interest, as well as the usual jokes, sudoku and this month many more classified ads. We also welcome back (by request) The Things We Say, written by Robert Littler. Enjoy........and if you don't enjoy it, let us know what you think could improve the magazine for you - it is your magazine, too. 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 647 597 319 Lorraine 607 489 815 Email editor@mellowmagazine.com ads@mellowmagazine.com PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ADVERTS IS THE 15TH OF THE PRECEDING MONTH. 


Useful Telephone Numbers El Campello

Casa de Cultura 965636491 Post Office (Correos) 965630318 Library 965632124 Ad. Education Centre 965632927 Town hall 965637200 Tourist Information 965634606 Hospital San Juan 965938700 Health Centre 965637106 Taxis 965101611 Railway Station 965262731 Guardia Civil 965630418 / 062 Policía Local 965637099 / 965634444 Suma Office 965636255 / 965636193 Schools: Pla de Barraques 965631601 El Vincle Rafael Altamira 965630142 Clot L’illot Enric Valor 965636455

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Villajoyosa

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Transport

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Other Numbers

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965632790 965632854

965699487 965698181 / 607385522 965698072 965698030 965699092

965894250 965891698 965890050 966859800 965894545

Post Office Town Hall Guardia Civil Tourist Info

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Renfe 902240202 Alsa (Coaches) 902422242

112 965216022 965632067 / 901202020 965637248 / 900717717 1004

966850500 966851001 965891143 66851371


Who was that person? José Echegaray - Spanish Playwright, 1833 - 1916 In 1904 the Nobel Prize for Literature went to José Echegaray. Born in Madrid in 1833, He was the son of a professor of Greek. Having first studied engineering, Echegaray went on to study economics and later worked for the Spanish Government where his positions included Finance Minister and Minister of Public Works. Since his childhood days he had always has a great interest in the stage and was to return to this passion when he was at the height of his political career. Most of his plays revolve around the difficulties people face when resolving the different needs of duty and personal life. Well known plays by José Echegaray include The Avenger’s Wife (La esposa del vengador); The Sword’s Handle ( En el puño de la espada); Madman or Saint (O locura ó santidad) and Conflict of Duties (Conflicto entre dos deberes). Next Month:- Salvador Dali

Reader’s Poem I am here You are there My child you are my shining star You made me mad, you made me sad But most of all you made me glad. Your loving and your giving Makes my life worth living, But be aware that I do hide this love I have so deep inside, For jealously I can’t abide. Take care dear child and have some fun And see each day will bring the sun You are there I am here I miss you so but do not fear For I am always here. Submitted by Joy Orchard of Aigües




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The Mayonnaise Jar and two cups Of Coffee When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls and then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous “yes.” The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. “Now,” said the professor as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognise that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things--your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favourite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else---the small stuff. “If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. “Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.” One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.” 


Learning Spanish

Arriving in a new country can be intimidating and one of the biggest challenges is learning a new language. But, it is worth the effort. If you’ve decided to settle here then being able to communicate with a whole new circle of people is hugely satisfying and opens up the doors to all kinds of new experiences and to making new friends If your aim is to be able to speak fluently and to understand Spanish in all kinds of situations then you must be prepared to put in plenty of effort and find time to practice and practice. Most of us have more modest goals, at least initially: to be able to do the shopping, to order in a restaurant and to have simple conversations with the people we meet. It also makes sense to have goals that are attainable in the short term so that you can see you really are making progress. Most of us find that our learning isn’t regular, rather it goes in steps or stages and, between each step, there is often a period when we don’t seem to be making much progress – don’t despair! Keep at it! All of a sudden you’ll find yourself making a jump to the next level. One skill that is vitally important when you are learning a new language is listening. You need to practise this regularly so you become familiar with the rhythm of the language, its pronunciation and so that you can pick out more and more words and phrases from the flow as you progress. Listen to people talking around you, switch on the radio or the TV – the news is good as you are probably familiar with the stories already. Quiz shows and other programmes where there is plenty of repetition can be helpful, too. Don’t listen until you become frustrated. Do your listening in short bursts at the beginning. Set yourself a task like listening for a particular word or even a name. Go online and type “free Spanish lessons” in to Google or Yahoo and you’ll find sites which will help you with your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Most of all practice and then practice some more. Among the first things most people aim to learn are numbers so that’s where we are going to start today. You can hear how they are pronounced at the following link: www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/numbers/numbers1.asp . Don’t try to learn all the numbers in one session – learn the first five or six today and the same number tomorrow and so on. Find ways to practice them: count your steps or the lamp-posts as you walk along; count in twos – dos, cuatro, seis, ocho...and threes – tres, seis, nueve...; count backwards – diez, nueve….; buy yourself a lottery ticket and listen to the winning number on the radio or on the TV.. 1 – uno 2 – dos 3 – tres 4 – cuatro 5 – cinco 6 – seis 7 - siete 8 – ocho 9 –nueve 10 – diez 11 – once 12 – doce 13 – trece 14 – catorce 15 – quince 16 – dieciséis 17 – diecisiete 18 – dieciocho 19 – diecinueve 20 – veinte 21 – veintiuno 22 – veintidós 30 – treinta 40 – cuarenta 50 – cincuenta 60 – sesenta 70 – setenta 80 – ochenta 90 – noventa 100 – cien 101 – ciento uno 111 – ciento once 223 – dos cientos veintitrés 489 – cuatrocientos ochenta y nueve 1.000 - mil 10


Now when you’re now asked for your phone number, ¿Cuál es su número de teléfono? You should be able to reply in Spanish but remember it is quite common to say noventa y seis, cinco, sesenta y tres, sesenta y seis, noventa y seis (96, 5, 63, 66, 96) rather than to list the numbers individually. And the all important 0 is cero. Cardinal numbers (1, 2, ..) are used for dates in Spanish so October 30th is el día treinta de octubre. Years are said like any other number: mil novecientos noventa y siete (1997) or dos mil siete (2007). Our Learning Spanish articles are kindly supplied by Nik Dunne of Lexis Idiomas, For further information about learning languages in El Campello see their advert on page 8

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Digital Photography - Automatic Focus Most modern cameras - digital and film - do almost everything for you automatically, leaving you to simply point and shoot. While this is fine for most of us, having an understanding of what the camera is doing, or learning to do some of it manually can lead to greatly improved photographs. In order to take a clear and crisp picture, the camera has to focus the light from the subject onto the sensor (in a film camera this will be onto the film). It will do this by moving the lens nearer or further from the sensor, a little like you may have focused the sun onto a piece of paper as a child. If the lens is large, then objects far away will focus differently to those nearer so, as the position of the lens is changed, different objects will come into or go out of focus. With smaller lenses objects that are far away as well as near ones will all be in focus more or less at the same time. On most cameras, the effective size of the lens (the aperture) is controlled by an iris which will open and close according to the amount of light - low light gives a wide open iris, with lots of light it will close up. But this will change the way that the camera focuses so on a fully automatic camera you will often find that in bright conditions objects near and far are in focus, but with reduced light and a wide open iris only objects at one distance will be in focus. So how does an automatic camera “know” which objects you are wanting to photograph and thus what to focus on? The most common method is to focus on whatever is central in the view finder - you will often see a small faint box on the viewfinder to indicate this centre of focus. This is a good compromise for most photographs but obviously not for all situations, so some times you have to “tell” the camera to do things differently. The way this is almost always done is to centre the main object in the view finder and then gently press the shutter button only half way down. This makes the camera focus on the object and you can now, with the button still held halfway down, move the camera to frame the image as you want it. Fiddly at first but you soon get used to it. The two photos on the right illustrate how auto-focus can get it wrong in the top picture where the fence has been focused on, and how you can get a much better picture by making the camera focus on the correct object. In this case, because of the fine mesh behind the main fence, I had to focus on a completely different object roughly the right distance away, press the shutter button ½ way down to make it focus then re-frame the picture and press the button the rest of the way down. The final photo still has the fence in the way, but at least you can see the tiger now. By the way, the pictures are of a rescued tiger who has a large enclosure and is well cared for - the fence is for her and our safety. 14


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Gardening Tips If you like the spring flowering bulbs such as crocuses and daffodils, tulips, gladioli and hyacinths then November is the month to plant them. November is also the month for planting hedges and trees and shrubs. Any pruning of trees and shrubs that needs doing should also be done in November - remember to pay attention to the pruning of your olive and fig trees. Keep your garden free from weeds. It is not too late to sow vegetables for your kitchen cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce and peas and broad beans. There is nothing better tasting than home grown food! You can now collect your Mellow Magazine from the Verdejoyosa Garden Centre in Villajoyosa.

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Jokes And Sudoku Two women met for the first time since leaving High School. One asked the other, “You were always so well organised at school, did you manage to live a well-planned life as well?” “Yes, I’m now on my fourth husband,” replied her old friend. “My first marriage was to a millionaire; my second was to an actor; my third was to a preacher and now I’m married to an undertaker.” Surprised, her friend asked, “So how does that equate to a well-planned life?” And the reply was “One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go!”

A woman was visiting her blonde friend, who had recently got two new dogs. On asking what their names were, the blonde replied by saying that one was called Rolex and the other was Timex. “Strange names to call dogs,” said her friend. “Helloooooo.....” answered the blonde. “They’re watch dogs!”

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A little boy went up to his father and asked, “Dad, where did I get my intelligence from?” His father replied, “ Well son, you must have got it from your mother because I’ve still got mine.”

A STORY ABOUT EVERYBODY This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done. 17


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Hi. I’m back again with more fact’s. Before you carry on reading go and make a coffee. The best - value consumer purchase in terms of the price and usage is an electric kettle. There are 194 countries in the world today, unless of course you do not count Taiwan. Many do not consider Taiwan an official country, which would bring the count down to 193 countries. 192 countries are UN members. The Vatican City is recognised throughout the world as an independent country and this is the one remaining country that chooses not to be part of the UN The human head has around 100,000 hairs. We lose 40 to 100 everyday. Each follicle grows around 20 times in a lifetime. The Motown female group The Supremes,which dominated the pop charts in the 1960’s were originally called the Primettes when they formed in 1959. The last song Diana Ross sang with the group was “Someday We’ll Be Together” in 1969. You must have seen a very bright star in the evenings. However, it is not a star but a planet called Venus. Venus is the second planet out from the sun and also the hottest in the solar system. A cockroach can live for a week without its head before it will starve to death. The roach only dies because without a mouth it can’t drink water and dies of thirst.(creepy) Each King in a deck of playing cards represents a great King from history. King David is represented by the King of Spades; Alexander the Great by the King of Clubs; Charlemagne represents the King of Hearts and finally, Julius Caesar is represented by the King of Diamonds. Mosquito repellents don’t repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you are there. Try this yourself at home: No piece of normal size paper can be folded in half more than 7 times. Can you remember what happened at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918? This is the date that World War 1 ended. The significance of the event was celebrated as Armistice Day. It later became known as Veterans day in the USA. I will leave you with another fact that you can try. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,purple and month. Watch out for more next month. Sally

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The Things We Say Back by request we have Robert Littler and his column on everyday sayings. Most sayings have a variety of possible origins, and these are just a few of them. Some of the sayings we use each and every day have their roots back many hundreds of years, some even as far back as the Romans and Greeks, altered of course to fit in with our mother tongue but all relevant. Where possible I will try to give the era of their existence. To “FLOG A DEAD HORSE” (Nautical) A “dead horse” was the sailor’s term for the first month at sea. The sailor would be paid one month in advance and this money would be spent even before the ship had set sail. To the seaman, with his money gone, he was working that first month “for free.” At the end of the “dead horse” month, the sailors would make an effigy of a dead horse, beat it, and then throw it overboard. As far as the ship’s officers were concerned, beating a dead horse described the difficulty in getting the crew to do any extra work during the first month at sea. “NOT A SAUSAGE” (Languages) This is a way of describing something as free of charge or of one’s own self as being penniless. It was derived from the colourful Cockney rhyming slang of London where sausages and mash was the staple diet between the 17th and 18th centuries. To be without ‘sausage and mash’ is to be without cash. To “EGG ON” (Literature) Usually a term used to urge someone into doing something foolish. The phrase is almost as old as eggs themselves with its origin being in the old Anglo Saxon language. The word “eggian” means to spur on, or from the old Norse “eggja” meaning to incite. To ‘eggian’ a person was to encourage or incite them. “SLING YOUR HOOK” (Nautical) Often used as a “polite” instruction for someone to go away. There are several possibilities for this saying. Some refer to the hooks that miners or dockers hung their clothes on during a shift. The earliest reference is again a nautical one with the hook being a ships anchor and the sling being the cradle it rests in whilst at sea. To “sling your hook” meant to be upping anchor and leaving harbour. “LICK SOMETHING INTO SHAPE” (Roman) To mould something or someone to suit a particular task or situation. Some races believed that some animals, particularly bears, gave birth to formless offspring and then licked them into the shape of their breed. This is possibly because many animal offspring are born covered in a thick afterbirth, sometimes making them almost unrecognisable until a mother has cleaned it off. Around AD 150 Aulus Gellius wrote, “For he said that as the bear brought forth her young, formless and misshapen, by licking gave it form and shape”. And we thought that the Romans were knowledgeable! Maybe you can come up with your own interpretation of the following phrase. I will bring my answer for you next month - “The Rule Of Thumb”. 23


Charities, Clubs And Events ON SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER 10.30 am - 2pm at The English Speaking Club, Los Perales, Camino Real de Villajoyosa 22, El Campello a Coffee Morning and sale of work by the quilting group of The English Speaking Group in aid of Breast Cancer. PLEASE COME ALONG AND GIVE YOUR SUPPORT. Busot Ladies Club meet from 10.00 until 13.30hrs on Mondays apart from fiestas. Come and join us for a coffee and a chat. Bring your scissors and help us to recycle old cards. For more info contact Mary on 686438968. Email contact can be made to: john_marybusot@hotmail.com Busot Adjuntamiento have released information about new courses starting this autumn. There will be classes in English, Spanish, & French, computers - microsoft & internet, ceramica, pintura, dressmaking, Salsa, Sevillanas, Flamenco.Apply to the town hall for more information, prices and starting dates. NOVEMBER EVENTS 2nd November coach trip to Gandia 5th Nov Domestic Abuse part 1 12th Nov Domestic Abuse part 2 19th Nov Acrylic Nails Demo 26th Nov Response to loss & bereavement Polideportivo, Busot (opposite the new post office) Keepfit with Beatrix amendments to dates and times for this free class. Polideportivo Wednesday 6-7 & 7-8 Friday 5.30-6.30 & 6.30 -7.30 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 DINA - Dogs In Need Association - In the first 6 months of this year DINA has dealt with 27 cases, of which 15 were rehomed and a further 7 returned to their owners. For more information about animals needing homes, our aims and forthcoming events please contact Joy on 965699460. Alternatively, you can call Brian & Julie on 965634181. Christmas Dinner and Cabaret is organised for December 11th at La Cova, Campello. Tickets are 30€ each. Please contact Julie or Brian to reserve your tickets on 965634181. We urgently require foster homes for dogs. If you can help please contact Joy on 965699460 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. 24


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The Skeleton Of El Campello Back in 1986 alongside the tower at La Isleta in El Campello stood an unfinished 18 storey tower block, an eyesore, a blot on the landscape. Permission had been given in 1967 to build this and another three tall blocks by Campello council. However, following discussions and negotiations with the constructors as well as changes to the green zones, plans were put in place to demolish the tower using explosives. Fears were expressed over damage to the possible Iberian settlement should explosives be used. If any ancient finds were to be discovered the demolition work would stop immediately and measures put in place to protect the finds. The Mayor of that time, Vicente Baeza, had said that the council of El Campello had put aside 60 million pesetas for improving that area and this was to include new buildings and access to the harbour. The demolition team were so proficient in their work that the Guardia Civil located less than ten metres from the blast remained completely unaffected. Local people had been warned to keep windows and doors open whilst the explosion was executed as a safety precaution against any possible blast damage but there had been no need for concern and the skeleton tower block was removed without any problems whatsoever. SeĂąor Emilio Lledo (pictured right) was extremely pleased to see the tower go. On the day of the demolition he closed his restaurant, La Cova, and celebrated with friends. SeĂąor Lledo still lives in El Campello today. Once again, the Mellow Magazine would like to thank Ida Field for supplying the information and pictures for the local history articles. 27


Interior Decoración Ambiente Wallpaper, Paint, Tools, All types of lighting supplied & repaired including unique pieces. Laminated floors (25 yr guarantee) Authorised distributors of: Baccarat, Ercuis, Limoges etc. The only wallpaper supplier in Campello Professional installers of wallpapers, paints & all types of floors - stone, marble, laminate, wood etc. Total Reformations - Floors - Walls - Ceilings including Electrical, Water, Construction, Pladur etc. We Speak English - French - Spanish - Portuguese. C/Port d’Albaida, 7 Bajo 03560 El Campello Tel: 965 63 52 83 / 677 897 340 Email: idambiente@hotmail.com

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Dangerous Spiders In Spain Here in Spain there are more than 1700 species of spider. Thankfully almost all of them are harmless to humans but there are just a few exceptions that need mentioning. Funnel web spiders are most commonly known to live in the eastern parts of Australia but are also now found in parts of Spain. Please note that the species found here is not as venomous as the Australian ones although their bite is still painful. The Wolf spider tends to be found in arid areas and their bite is painful but not dangerous. Tarantulas are very often found in the western parts of the province of Toledo and their venom is rather weak having little effect on humans. Black Widow spiders are the most dangerous spider to be found in Spain. Although not fatal their bite is nasty. They are more commonly found in the Valencian and Andalucian regions as well as in parts of Almería and Aragon. Mediterranean Recluse spiders (Brown Recluse) are less toxic than their African Recluse cousins yet still will give a painful bite. The venom causes a blister to appear which will likely have a red centre ( a bull’s eye) but it will take a few hours after being bitten for the bite to be first noticed. Note: If you are aware that a spider has bitten you, try to catch/kill it making sure it stays intact and take it along to the doctor or chemist for identification so that the correct treatment can be given.

Brains... The patient’s family gathered to hear what the specialists had to say. “Things don’t look good. The only chance is a brain transplant. This is an experimental procedure. It might work, but the bad news is that brains are very expensive, and you will have to pay the costs yourselves.” “Well, how much does a brain cost?” asked the relatives. “For a male brain, $500,000. For a female brain, $200,000.” Some of the younger male relatives tried to look shocked, but the men nodded in understanding, and a few actually smirked. Then the patient’s daughter asked, “Why the difference in price between male brains and female brains?” “A standard pricing practice,” said the head of the team. “Women’s brains have to be marked down because they are used.” 29


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Come And Find Your Place In The Sun Scott Lucy is the British Estate Agent featured for the past 3 years on the ever popular BBC1 television series “Living In The Sun”. Scott who is often referred to on the show as “Britain´s Favourite Estate Agent in Spain”, moved from Surrey with his wife Suzanne and their two children Hannah and Josh to Villajoyosa on the Costa Blanca more than seven years ago. When they first arrived on 4th July 2000 they rented a beautifully restored old water mill on the outskirts of town “The old mill was our home for the first year while we set up our first business in Villajoyosa, a ladies only gymnasium which had been a dream of Suzanne´s for some years.” At that time he was still commuting between the UK and The Netherlands where he was working as the European Sales Director for a large Canadian food distribution company. Several of his friends and work colleagues would ask him to keep a look out for any Spanish property bargains, so when later that same year he was let go by his employer he decided to learn all that he could about the Spanish property market. He first went to work with a local Spanish agency and then in 2002, opened his own agency, Montiboli Estates in the centre of Villajoyosa. Business very quickly built up amongst the British ex-pat community which was expanding very fast at that time. One day he received an email from an associate who said that RICOCHET Television, the Producers of ‘Living in The Sun’, were interested in finding British based families who were planning to open a business of their own here in Spain. He quickly replied that he knew of a family from Bradford who were planning to open an Indian Restaurant on the beach here in Villajoyosa. Ten minutes later he received a telephone call from the Assistant Producer at RICOCHET who was very excited and asked him to put her in contact with the family immediately. The following week a film crew arrived and started to follow the story of Anil Patel and his family who were about to open the Maharaja Indian Restaurant. While the film crew were in town they came into the Montiboli office to thank him for the introduction and while there asked if he would be prepared to do a screen test for them. They were trying to find a British Estate Agent to appear in the new series, He had some experience in acting and showed them his credits for “The Bill”, “Eastenders”, The Benny Hill Show, The Jasper Carrot Show” and his brief, but memorable appearance in a Hollywood film, “History of The World Part 1”, 1981 Directed by Mel Brooks. He was in a scene as a young, handsome French nobleman being beheaded by Guillotine. the rest as they say is history. These days Scott can usually be found behind his desk at Montiboli Estates offices adjacent to the Indoor Market in the centre of Villajoyosa. You can see their advertisement on page 16 31


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PART III: CERTIFICATE OF FISCAL RESIDENCY Dear readers, in the previous editions I have explained how to apply for and obtain the NIE document and the padron and in the next edition I will write about the Certificate of the Registry of Citizens in the European Union. In this edition I will concentrate on how to obtain the Certificate of Fiscal Residency.

What is the Certificate of Fiscal Residency? The Certificate of Fiscal Residency, is a physical document, which has to be applied for at the Spanish Tax Office in order to prove that you are residents for the purposes of tax in Spain. Basically, this document is there to avoid double taxation and to prevent fiscal evasion with respect to income and wealth tax.

How can you get it? In order to apply for it you will have to go personally or through a representative to the offices of the Tax Office, situated at the Plaza la Muntanyeta in Alicante. However, to do this I would advise you very much to go to your solicitor so that they can apply for the Certificate via Internet, which is much more convenient, less problematic and much quicker. And they should charge you for this around 40´00 Euros. In either case, you will have to take with you the original NIE number, the original Padron Certificate and your original passport.

What is it there for? When you have the intention of selling your house or any other real estate in Spain, the Spanish State demands from the buyer that they retain from the fiscal non-resident selling party 3 % of the selling price stated in the title deed of the Sale Contract. This means that the buyer only will pay the fiscal non-resident selling party 97 % of the price declared in the title deed mentioned above, and the remaining 3 % to the Spanish Tax Office in the name of the selling party so that this tax is being paid in his name. Should you be residents in Spain, and you apply for this certificate, you will have to take this document to the Notary where they will sign the Sale Contract, and by the presentation of this certificate, the Spanish State cannot demand from the buyer anymore that they keep the percentage mentioned above, and you will receive the complete price of the sale stated in the title deed of the Sale Contract. Remember, to apply for the Certificate of Fiscal Residency before you sell a property 32


in Spain, because the difference in not presenting the mentioned certificate could cost you a lot of money. In the next edition, I will explain to you the Certificate of the Registry of Citizens in the European Union and after that, for the edition in January, for all non-residents, I will explain what you should do in order to recover the 3 % or part of it from the Spanish Tax Office. Eva Segura

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Busot Charity Barbecue Saturday 6th October saw a BBQ held in the garden of Jan and Geoff in Busot to raise funds for the Cancer Support Group (MABS). The weather was kind which was fortunate following the violent storms of preceding days and a total of 1,129.15€ were raised which was a tremendous achievement and will be of great help to the charity. The Cancer Support Group was originally called MABS (and this is the name many people still know it as) has been mentioned before in this magazine but you might not be aware of how much this charity has meant to so many people since it was established back in 1999. Jacqui Phillips MBE started the charity (registered charity nº 7261) with four other people when she herself had cancer and discovered how little support was available to her. Originally based in Javea where the HQ is still located, the charity now offers support to people without boundaries either in person or on the telephone, in four languages including English, Dutch, German and Spanish. The type of support they offer includes explanations of the illness as well as the treatments and possible side effects. Every patient is different and the volunteers help to allay fears or concerns that may occur during or after the treatment. Help with translation and interpreting at the doctors or hospital as well as transport where necessary is also available. Support for the patient’s family is also included. In 2005, the group was awarded the 9th October Community Award for their outstanding work. The first time an ex pat organisation has won it. They receive no support from any official source and rely entirely on donations and money raised at functions such as this one, as well as their charity shop in La Jara. Plans exist to open another shop in the near future and we will let you know where and when. The Ladies Club of Busot wish to thank their many friends, neighbours and sponsors for their generosity in donating prizes and buying raffle tickets:- Face and Feet, Partycakes, Anthonys Int. Foods, Kutz, Brown’s Restaurant, English School of Alicante, Alegra, Lucas Bar, Oops A Daisy, Busot Ayuntamiento; Pat & John, Sarah & Pete and the boys who worked behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the afternoon, Tony, George, Marge, Jayne and Tony on keyboard for the music and entertainment, and finally, a great big thanks goes to Geoff and Jan for the wonderful venue. 34


Mr Colin Bates CSNU Registered Spiritual Healer & Medium By popular demand, Mr Colin Bates, the well known tutor and course organiser of mediumship, is returning to Spain in December for private sittings and mediumistic development. For more information call 666 911 545, make sure you don’t miss this rare opportunity.

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How to send an email using Outlook Express. This article assumes you have read last month’s article (available from www. mellowmagazine.com) where emails and their addresses were discussed. Outlook Express is bundled with Windows and gives you the benefit of not having to be online to read or compose emails. This is particularly useful if your internet connection is dial-up and you “pay as you go”. Please note that you cannot use a Hotmail account with Outlook Express without paying. Start up outlook express, this is usually in one or more of three places: on your desktop (occasionally called simply “Email”), in the main “Start” menu or in the “All Programs” or “Programs” menu. Click on “Create Mail”. The cursor will be in the “To:” box. You can enter the email address in one of three ways. If you have never emailed them before you will need to type it in as it has been given to you. If you have stored the address in your address book you can click the word “To:” and you will open your address book and you can select the address you want; alternatively if start to type the name it will fill in the rest for you. Click in the “Subject:” box and type a subject heading for the email. Then click in the large box and type your email. When you have completed your email, click “Send” and the email will go into your “Outbox” ready to be sent. If you have other emails to send compose them in the same way as above. When you have completed all the emails you wish to send click “Send/Recv” and Outlook Express will connect to the internet and the mail in your Outbox will be sent Replying to an email you have received is as simple as clicking on the “Reply” button, typing your reply and clicking “Send”. When you receive an email, you may want to pass it on to someone else, or forward the email. To do this you simply click on the “Forward” button, enter the email address, type your email (you will note that the text box contains the contents of the email you have received, you can add to this if you wish) and click send as above. You can attach other files to your emails. These attachments can be any type of file: pictures, movies, sound or documents. If you want to attach another file to the email (such as a picture, movie or music) click “Attach” and a new dialog box will open. Select the file you want to attach and click the “Attach” button. The rest of the email is a standard email composed and sent in the normal way. Bear in mind, however, a large attachment will add to the size of the email. Large emails can take a long time to send (and receive) so you will be online for a longer period. Our thanks go to Steve from SandS Computers for his article. Next month he will be writing about how to create a music c.d. 36


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Opel Astra 1600 engine 4 door new itv lady owner 2000 euro. Tel 687334921

Adams Golf Carry/Stand Bag. Brand new. Never used. 50 euros. 965959190 or 680307190. 8hp garden shredder very little use brought from england cost 2000 pound will accept 1500 euros. Tel 965698175 Mosquito eater ex demo sale from 700 euro with guarantee Tel 648131668

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

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Ford Focus Bars for Top Box. Genuine Ford Bars as New, Cost 125 euros, will accept 60 euros. Tel.- 96 563 3350

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Mellow Magazine November 2007  

A local magazine for the Costa Blanca

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A local magazine for the Costa Blanca

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