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So July has been and gone and everyone has had a house full of family and friends

who originally thought that we were mad to move to Spain. Now they think that we are fantastic as they suffer the English summer (when was that? 28th April?). You like us, probably have more ‘friends’ arriving in August! This is the 81st edition of TIM and we thought that Nickie could, finally, have a month off from her normal editorial duties! Actually we, the TIM team, are quite literally “hacked off”. After all, we hold so much insider information (menu prices, where ‘Bully’ is hiding, local gossip and rumours etc) and yet none of us can find any trace of our phones being tapped! Last month, Bully was found on page 15 in the U Move advert. The lucky winner of the 50 euros was Mr J. Hunt of Ciudad Quesada. The winner of the Sol-aero pleasure flight was Mrs L Gerrard of Elda, congratulations to both. This month’s competitions are on page 26 As Nickie always says - you have to be in to win!


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By the time you read my words this month, Spain will be partway through one of the few things, in my very humble opinion, England does just a little bit better. Doubtless, my family and friends back in dear old Blighty, wondering whether or not to risk getting the barbecue out, will label me barmy for saying so but the English summer really isn’t that bad at all. Come to think of it, cricket players and fans alike would probably challenge my assertion too.

by Kevin Rendall

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As a general rule of thumb, in Spain either end of the period between the clocks going forward in March until we give the hour back in October brings largely settled and pretty pleasant weather. It’s the bit right in the middle that scares me. I know it’s coming and I even know exactly when it’ll be here but I’m never prepared for it. Now it’s that time of the year again isn’t it? You know the one, where energy levels drop like a stone and the day time temperatures reach for the sky. In fairness, the evenings and nights aren’t really a fat lot more comfortable either. Fed up with being on the overnight dinner menu for seemingly ravenous mosquito’s, I’ve taken to abandoning my bed about five am to head for the terrace, where, at that time of the morning it’s slightly cooler and the tiniest hint of a breeze is a huge help.


Unfortunately, the brief window of fresher air lasts for no more than a couple of hours and by about nine am, sometimes sooner, an unseen hand turns the cooker back on again and it quickly gets up to full working temperature. Once in a blue moon, clouds come scudding across the sky, briefly affording some welcome respite from the relentless heat. Occasionally, they are dark enough in colour to deposit some much needed, albeit warm, water everywhere. That rare occurrence though isn’t without it’s irritations either; a grimy film of dirty dust smothers cars after the even the shortest August shower and bakes to a messy crisp once the sun reappears soon after. There is of course one group of people who actually look forward to being cooked alive for a week or fortnight and even spend lots of their hard earned cash to do so. Holiday makers, both from the major Spanish cities and various European nations, cover every exposed piece of flesh in factor 50 before heading to the nearest beach to baste themselves day after day for the duration of their stay. For the English folk amongst their number, the transformation is remarkable as, for the first time in a year the broiling Mediterranean sun lays waste to pasty white skin, turning it a wince inducing vivid red. Eventually, but not before one or two uncomfortable nights where even the bed sheets are a bit of a nuisance, the defiant crimson morphs into an altogether more agreeable, - and considerably less painful looking - brown colour. Perfect for the flight back then, where, the sensible ones will have saved white clothes to travel in so the effect of the recently acquired bronze hue is magnified for their anaemic friends at home. Meanwhile, for the permanent residents of Spain who haven’t melted already, life goes on and the morning weather forecast offers very little respite from the Groundhog Day that is June, July and August on the Iberian Peninsula. Day follows hot and steamy day in which twice daily cold showers are eagerly awaited and the need to wrap up well with gloves and a scarf at the turn of the year are just distant memories. Eventually, and not before time, September arrives. Nothing much changes temperature wise for the first couple of weeks but by virtue of the fact the month begins with an ‘S’, people subconsciously relax, safe in the knowledge the hard work has been done for another year. To everyone’s further relief, September also sees the very welcome return of clouds, which, this time round make much more than a fleeting reappearance. All good things come to an end and for me that means my fixation with checking the number on the ubiquitous digital clock/temperature displays on buildings and street furniture. The high water mark which peaks in the low forties quickly settles down to an altogether more people friendly temperature somewhere around the mid twenties. Bliss! Gas Mark 8? For those of you using electricity to get the Sunday roast ready, that is 230 degrees Centigrade. Purely co-incidentally of course, but when the wind dies that’s about what it feels like during August in Spain too. E-mail: • Web site:

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elcome again! I thought I would share with you the necessary work behind the scenes prior to a transfer of UK pension benefits into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS). It is essential that you receive first class professional advice, where you have placed trust in your Professional Adviser to select and recommend the most suitable and appropriate QROPS Administrator, taking into account the jurisdiction, plan charges and available investment choice. Why not check out their Exam papers?

Looking at jurisdiction, the most popular destinations are Guernsey,

closely followed by Malta, Hong Kong, Isle of Man (now back in the reckoning) and New Zealand. Each QROPS Administrator has registered with the UK’s HMRC and will appear on a database within the www. website, confirming that they have been approved, which is an essential ingredient to maintain tax breaks for their members’ benefits. Each jurisdiction has its own clearly defined rules around taxation of pension income, taxation of death benefits, tax free cash limits and so on. These are key questions to ask your Adviser, who will undoubtedly know the answers.


nother overriding factor in selection is the Initial set up and ongoing Annual costs to administer your QROPS plan. What a variety of differing charges are out there! Ultimately, these are coming out of your pension fund, so it is reasonable that you, again question the costs involved compared with other available schemes. Yes, I tend to agree that you get what you pay for! – yet there are many excellent Trustees out there, with competitive charges. Independent research can really save you money.

If a member has not been a UK resident during the last five complete tax years then the underlying investment rules of the QROPS becomes subject to the legislation associated with the jurisdiction, without reference or reporting to HMRC rules. This is particularly relevant to the New Zealand QROPS market, where we witness the whole fund being commuted.


strongly recommend that you seek Independent Advice from a qualified individual that knows the UK and Overseas Pensions market place, before you embark on any pension decisions. If I can be of assistance, give me a call or drop me a line. Tel: 966 196563 / 689 151631 or email: Regards Nick Venn DipPFS (Diploma in Personal Finance Society/Cii)

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Climbers Jasmine

There is a saying ‘the timid jasmine buds keep their fragrance to themselves all day but when the sunlight fades they let their delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about’ We have jasmine growing in a pot on our terrace and when we sit out in the evenings we can enjoy the ‘secret’ which is, of course, the wonderfully pungent sweet perfume.

Whilst winter jasmine is hardy, the white jasmine is vulnerable to very cold weather. You would be wise to wrap it in something like horticultural fleece or even bubble wrap during the winter. If it is in a pot then wrap the pot as well to protect the roots. Looked after, your jasmine will give you years of pleasure And finally……. A couple of weeks ago a friend of ours, told us she had just bought a lovely Dama de Noche plant from a local garden centre. A healthy looking plant, in excellent condition. She took it home and placed it in her courtyard, in the sun, as Dama de Noche loves the sun.

The commonest varieties are the white summer jasmine, Jasmine Officinale and the yellow winter jasmine, Jasmine Nudiflorum. Jasmine grows well in moist, well-drained soil. It will be happy in the ground or in a pot. You need to make sure it has some sort of structure to climb as it has a fairly free and loose growing habit which benefits from something to cling on to. An obelisk works well, or a trellis, or just let it wind itself around the leg of a gazebo Whether you plant your jasmine in the ground or in a pot, use broken crocks or large stones in the base of the hole to allow for good drainage. Water frequently until established. In the beginning, as it grows, you can encourage it to twine around whatever structure you are using but jasmine is a fast grower and it will quickly find its own way. Jasmine is not drought tolerant and so if it is in full sun you will really have to keep an eye on the watering. It might be better to put it where it will get some partial shade during some of the day just to make your job easier! Feed through the growing season with a high potassium feed such as tomato fertiliser or Growmore Prune your summer jasmine in the late summer or early autumn after the flowers have gone. The winter jasmine can be pruned in the spring, again after flowering. In both cases, just cut back flowered stems to a strong side shoot and remove weak or straggly branches.


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Within a couple of days the leaves had gone pale and yellow and gradually dropped off and the plant was clearly very sick. So, she wanted to know what the problem was and the answer was simple, she had roasted it to death! When you buy a plant from a garden centre, always always make a note of where it is growing. If the plant is inside or under shading in a protected area, then it is not going to take too kindly to being placed straight away into full sun. If you buy a plant that has been living in a shady environment, when you get home try to mimic its surroundings. Keep it in the shade and then gradually, day by day, introduce it to the sun. Take it out for an hour or so in the morning and again in the afternoon. Gradually increase the time to harden it off and get it acclimatised. It’s a painstaking process but well worth it if you are going to keep your plant.

Till next month....... ”A garden is a thing of beauty and a job forever” Richard Briers

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Vitamin D the Sunshine Vitamin As we have now entered the summer, it’s a good idea to make sure to take a small break from the daily grind to do a little sun worshipping – for your health! The UVB rays from the sun are bursting with protective vitamin D, an important nutrient for your bones, your heart, your immune system and your happiness. So get outside and enjoy the benefits of the sun! Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because the majority of our vitamin D intake comes from UVB sunrays (in the form of vitamin D3). A handful of foods, such as fatty fish and egg yolks, contain vitamin D naturally, but our main food source of the vitamin, milk, is fortified with D2 to protect us against deficiency. Fortification began in the 1920s to prevent children from developing rickets and adults from developing osteomalacia, both skeletal diseases that damage the bones. Today, rickets is relatively unheard of, but the need to get your daily D is still vitally important. Benefits of Vitamin D Over the past few decades, vitamin D research has begun to explode and the findings are both intriguing and exciting. It appears that vitamin D has many protective health benefits. For example, studies suggest that vitamin D may prevent the development of colon cancer and breast cancer while preliminary evidence suggests that high doses of the vitamin may be beneficial in the treatment of prostate cancer. Vitamin D is proving to be an important contender in the fight against heart disease. A German study found that high doses of D lowered inflammation in study participants, an underlying cause of congestive heart failure. In a Harvard Medical School study, participants who were vitamin D deficient were twice as likely to have heart attacks and strokes than participants who had adequate vitamin D blood levels. And yet another study linked low vitamin D levels with hypertension, noting that blood pressure is often elevated in the winter when exposure to the sun is most limited. Metabolic syndrome (also known as Syndrome X) has been strongly linked to vitamin D deficiency. One study out of Spain found that 61% of participants who had metabolic syndrome were also D deficient. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by cardiovascular disease, abdominal obesity and insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. The relationship with Vitamin D and diabetes doesn’t stop there, however. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that lower blood levels of D were associated with a greater degree of insulin resistance. Not surprisingly, recent studies indicate that patients with type 2 diabetes had improved insulin


sensitivity after supplementing with vitamin D. When it comes to skeletal health, vitamin D has always been an important factor and multiple research studies continue to prove just how significant the connection is. Vitamin D is vital to strong, healthy bones and maintaining normal levels of the vitamin may actually prevent osteoporosis. D deficiency is associated with hip fractures and bone loss, and it has been estimated that roughly half of those being treated for osteoporosis have lower-than-adequate levels of vitamin D in their blood. D deficiency can occur if your dietary intake of the vitamin is inadequate, if you have limited exposure to sunlight or if your body cannot process vitamin D appropriately. As we age, the body is less able to convert vitamin D to its active form; therefore older individuals may also be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Getting your daily dose of vitamin D is as easy as stepping out into the sunlight and drinking in the rays. Here are a few things to keep in mind whilst enjoying the warmth of the sun: 1. Begin with just a few minutes of exposure, until you have a pink foundation. “Never let your skin burn.” 2. Sunbathe with clean skin, free of lotions, soaps, perfumes, or cosmetics. 3. Do not use sun block – the production of both vitamin D and melanin pigmentation are UVB dependent. 4. Use sunscreen only after you’ve had proper sun exposure and if you are going to be in the sun for extended periods of time. 5. Reduce sun exposure when you are in, white sand or high altitude locations. 6. Do not exceed the safe daily limits. Put on a hat and the proper clothing, and a sunscreen that contains a physical sun block, such as titanium dioxide... In addition to daily exposure to the sun, you may need to supplement with cod liver oil or vitamin D3 (the form most readily available to the body). Check with your doctor to find out how much you should be taking before you begin to supplement with vitamin D. Vitamin D is vital to your health and as necessary as food, water and sleep. Take time out of your day every day to enjoy the healing benefits that the sun has to offer, “But under No circumstance over do your sun exposure. A sunny disposition makes for a lifetime of good health!

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by Julian Ashington

Hello and welcome to this months motoring. Well the Spanish authorities have done it again and changed their minds on the speed limit on the motorways, and after reducing the speed limit to 110km supposedly to reduce emissions road accidents and fuel economy, have now raised it back to 120km lets see what’s next !


Now for a little bit of history, British registration numbers - a (very) brief history. British car registration marks effectively started in 1903, and initially 24 single-letter arks were allocated, I and Q were not used due to possible confusion with J and O.


Two letter combinations were also allocated up to those beginning with F, with the rest being allocated later as required. All marks issued in Scotland were to include G, S or V, and Ireland was allocated I, but only in combination with another letter and Z; as the whole of Ireland was until 1921 part of the United Kingdom these marks were applied throughout. Local authorities were responsible for vehicle registration, and in the early days, the rules were not always applied consistently. In particular, some places kept separate car and motorcycle records, meaning a car and motorcycle could have the same mark. Some places had used up all their two letter codes by 1932, so a third letter was added, with numbers up to 999,when that started running out by the late forties, authorities reversed it. The year letter was available from 1963 (A) and became universal the following year. The centralised DVLC/DVLA record was established in 1969, with records gradually being transferred from local authorities from 1972/3 in 1984 DVLA closed the computer record to fresh registrations, and vehicles not on the computer, could only be registered under a non-original age-related mark if they were of genuine historic significance, and applications to register vehicles that never made it on the DVLA computer are now verified by a club. In 1984 the order was swapped again then in 2001 the present- and completely different- system was introduced. This months tip, when last did you have your brakes checked? Well, do they make a squeaking noise when you brake or do you feel a judder either through the steering or through the car when applied? If so then they may need servicing or replacing. Also if your hand brake pulls up very high this is a sign of your brakes wearing, so if in doubt be safe not sorry get them checked out. Well that’s it for now till next month happy and safe motoring E-mail: • Web site:

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The Inland Magazine™ Mosquitoes and Humidity Mosquito bites are more common in humid climates because mosquito Thermal sensing is more acute when there is high humidity. It can increase by up to three times. To avoid mosquitoes you should try and avoid exposing yourself to highly humid areas. Why Mosquitoes Bite It is only the females that bite and they do so out of necessity rather than pleasure. Female Mosquitoes seek blood when they are preparing to lay eggs to produce healthy offspring. The normal diet of the mosquito consists of plant juices which contain none of the proteins a female needs in order to produce her eggs. She needs a concentrated source of protein, such as that of human blood. How Mosquito Bites Affect People

Researched by Julian Flint Studies suggest that some natural anti-infl ammatory remedies, when used are a very effective mosquito bite remedy for certain individuals: papaverine (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology) and oral evening primrose oil (Lancet). You might find both of these products in a health food store. More natural preventions and remedies against mosquito bites are ice cubes, water, or cold drink cans. Avoid concentrated perfumes and strong hair sprays in the summer as Insects and Mosquito’s are attracted to smells. To prevent getting bitten, use organic repellents as these seem to work much better than pharmaceutical products. Mosquito Senses Mosquitoes have extremely poor eyesight, their compound eyes are in a spherical arrangement and the eyes are separated by blind spots, at 30 feet they mosquitos have difficulty distinguishing people from other objects of similar size and shape (tree stumps, large containers, etc.). However, when a mosquito gets within 10 feet, they can sense body heat, at which point they are able to locate their victim. How Mosquitoes Bite The female mosquito injects her saliva with stabs from her needle-like mouthparts through the skin of her victim, -- teeming with digestive enzymes and anti-coagulants. There is no reaction the first time a person is bitten. The person becomes sensitized with subsequent mosquito bites, to the foreign proteins, and small, itchy, red bumps are likely to appear around 24 hours later. Relieving Mosquito Bite Itch You can make very effective remedies yourself, if your child is suffering from an annoying insect bite. The simplest anti-itching compound for relieving mosquito bite itch is a paste that is easily made from ingredients commonly found in most homes. The paste can be made by using only baking soda and water. Pour some baking soda into a small bowl and mix it with enough water to make a sticky paste. Spread the mixture on the irritated bite(s) for instant relief. Calamine lotion works in a similar way (though the effect of Calamine usually lasts longer). 10

The Mosquitoes when they bite are injecting saliva containing anticoagulants (which prevent blood from clotting) into their victims. A bodys immune system as a result of this, will respond, causing itching, burning, and swelling. The mosquito bite effects on a person will depend on their sensitivity. In most cases, swelling and itching subsides within several hours. Some discomfort may persist for several days in highly sensitive people. Infection can result from scratching mosquito bites if the bacteria under fi ngernails are transferred to the wounds. Inflamed Mosquito Bites What can you do about those pesky, itchy bites?! There are many remedies to help alleviate irritating mosquito bites. Antiinflammatory drugs are good, mosquito bite remedies. Naproxen (Alieve) or Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) can reduce redness, itching, pain, swelling and fever as well. Topical steroid creams of various strengths are also useful. Reactions to mosquito bites, occasionally, can be severe enough to warrant systemic steroids. Some people are more prone to reactions from mosquito bites than others. Calamine Lotion is the most common treatment for mosquito bites.The soothing lotion can provide relief from itching or burning during the time it will take for a bite to heal. Treating Mosquito Bites Mosquito bite treatments include: Apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel, for a cool compress, or soak a flanel in cold water and press it on the bite (packaged frozen foods also work well). The treatments listed above are available in most convenience, and Chemists. Some individuals, however, are more prone to more severe reactions to mosquito bites than others. Don’t underestimate the severity of the situation, if none of the treatments above alleviate the discomfort caused by a bite seek medical attention to assess the problem. Mosquitoes Prefer Birds Humans are not the first choice for most mosquitoes, Mosquitoes seem to prefer bird hosts over any other host hosts, as Mosquitoes are better able to track the scent of animals that are the most abundant in their habitat. So, if you are in an area with lots of animals you’re probably less likely to be singled out as a meal. Antihistamines cool compresses anti-inflammatory medicines antiitching compounds

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Health myths about water It can even kill you Water is an amazing substance - we can’t live without it and in fact we are mostly made of it. So it is not surprising that a whole bunch of half-truths and myths exist about water, especially when it comes to your health.

Myth 1: We should drink 8 glasses of water a day to avoid dehydration Probably one of the most widely-believed yet false beliefs about water - no doubt encouraged by bottled water brands. It’s true that our bodies need a fair amount of water every day, but we obtain much of this from the food we eat and other drinks such as tea and coffee. Obviously in hotter, sweatier conditions we need to up our intake to make up for the extra loss, but again any nonalcoholic drink will suffice. Your body is also very good at regulating its water levels- it will get rid of excess by sweat and urine and when levels are low you will feel thirsty and compelled to drink.

Myth 2: Coffee, tea and other beverages “dehydrate” you While it is true that caffeine has a diuretic effect (it makes you want to pee) this is very mild compared with the amount of water contained in the drink. So as explained above these drinks will contribute to your bodies need for water.

containing chemicals that may have been exposed to pesticides, man-made fertilisers and even radioactive materials and destroys the environment? Then you will probably be happy to pay 1,500 times the going rate to drink water from a plastic bottle. Tap water is subject to stringent health and safety requirements. It is continuously tested and safe to drink. Bottled waters often come from exactly the same sources as tap water - in fact some are tap water. Much bottled water is prepared with lower safety standards that tap water, and it consumes vast resources to bottle, ship, market and sell it. That’s why it costs around 1,500 times more per drink than tap water, which is safe, cheap, convenient and by the far the most eco-friendly way to get water.

Myth 5: Water can help you lose weight Actually there is some truth is this idea. But only some. Going back to myth 1, drinking calorie-free and sugar-free water is a better way to get your daily fluid intake than gulping back sugary, high-calorie soft drinks. And some studies have shown that if you drink a pint of water before a meal it can help you eat less. But the key point here is that you do in fact need to eat less - the water itself does not in any way reduce your body fat.

Myth 3: Water is harmless (apart from drowning!) Generally speaking water is a non-toxic substance. But it is possible to drink too much water. There is a limit to how much water the body can process (mainly by the liver). In extreme cases too much water (in excess of 15 litres per day) can lead to a condition known as “water intoxication”. Athletes in extreme sports such as marathon running have been known to suffer from this condition.

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SIENNA Thanks to everyone who came along to our Arabian Night and please put a date in your diary for our Late Summer Ball at the La Romana Hotel on Friday, September 16 in support of Paul Cunningham Nurses. We have now added an additional event to our programme. Sienna is 18 months old and the grand daughter of Wendy & Kerry who are part of the Sonrisa team. Sienna is very ill having recently been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called MPS1 or Hurlers Syndrome. MPS1 is a life shortening disease and life expectancy may only be to the age of ten. At Sonrisa we are establishing a trust for Sienna to help fund whatever practical assistance we can to support the family and help Sienna lead a fairly normal life. Our first fundraiser will take place during the Hondon de las Nieves Fiesta procession during August. The exact date should be announced by the Ayuntamiento towards the end of July. We are asking folks to get sponsors, or sponsor themselves, and join the Sonrisa team in the midnight parade around the village. We will assemble at Bar Rocas. Contributions need only be modest. What we like to see is as many people as possible to help lift the spirits of the family. For further details and sponsorship forms please see Tina at Bar Rocas or contact Joan by e-mail or phone 687 074 097.



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Three exhibitions for the summer: African Art, The Spanish Civil War and Poverty in Spain.

WOW….that is the only way to describe it. The other week my wife and I went to Alicante University Art Gallery & Museum. Let me say right away, I have been to one or two beautiful university campuses in the UK, but on a bright sunny day the University of Alicante looked magnificent. The museum & art gallery building is a stunning edifice surrounded by an ‘infinity’ water parterre; marvellous. The building is difficult to miss; it is a dark brown rusty colour and can be seen from some distance away. Enter the University from the roundabout on the A70 and go in through the yellow iron gates. Bear to your right and when you see a map of the campus by the roadside look for building 40. Lookout for a parking space in one of the two big car parks keeping one eye out for the museum and art gallery to your right. After parking make your way to the entrance of the museum located via a ramp that goes under the water parterre on the same side as the main campus. Just pause a moment to take in the architecture. Those familiar with Barcelona may recall to mind the Mies Van Der Rohe Pavilion with it’s clean lines, water, glass and marble. The museum at the University of Alicante could readily trace its ancestry right back to the 1930’s Bauhaus when Van Der Rohe was a master. Walk through the underpass stopping at the security office to pick up some literature and acknowledge the guard. Nearing the end of the tunnel we see ’The Cube’ come into view and then we step into a sunlit courtyard surrounded by marble walls. As one enters ‘The Cube’, take a moment to look up and notice that the external cladding is made from beautifully grained and stained wooden panels. As you enter ‘The Cube’ bear right to see the first African Art exhibits. 16

Now, I have never been a committed lover of African art but this exhibition took me by surprise, it included many interesting objects and a good many descriptions in English. It was well presented, well lit and logical in its layout. Interestingly, included in the African exhibit is a short description of how Picasso and others were influenced by African art. Picasso was particularly noted for expressing African influences in his early period. Coming out of this exhibit we entered the ‘Hogares’ room. This describes in photographs and painting the contrasts in the lives of some less well off citizens of Alicante and the affluence of America as it is perceived by the Spanish poor. There was a good description in English at the entrance of the exhibit that helped enormously with my understanding of the concept. Moving on to the ‘Recuerdo De Una Esperanza’ exhibit, this was about Spain before, during and after the civil war. There were many interesting photographs of our area in the period 1931-1936. Unfortunately, English information was non-existent. This was a great shame because I can imagine that many English-speaking people would be extremely interested in this fascinating period in history. There were some posters of civil war period advertising the Hogueras in Alicante that were particularly interesting. Overall, this was an absorbing half day out. By the way, if you fancied a drink afterwards there are a few student bars nearby if you enjoy the company of young people. You can get more information at the following web addresses: Museo de la Universidad de Alicante (MUA) email: Alternatively, Google, agenda cultural de alicant. TTFN

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August Motorbiking By Jack Dees Well

the responses to the TT question last month were unanimous. The riders know what the risks are and the take those risks willingly. It is a great spectacle and would be impossible to make it safe. No comments about the wannabe fatalities though. It’s a great shame of course but at least some were probably riding beyond their abilities, a stark reminder for all of us – if you’re not sure don’t do it.

On the subject of racing on

public roads I found out about the street racing in La Algueña, near Pinoso too late for the magazine and what a shame. A group of us went to join thousands of people crammed into the small town to enjoy a real spectacle of ‘balls out’ riding. This was definitely not for the faint hearted as the riders in all categories belted around the street circuit with little concern for their safety and knowing that they wouldn’t be sliding on a smooth circuit like their GP heroes. It was a great day out and I’ll definitely be there next year.


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car show in Los Carrillos didn’t get a great turnout but it was their first time and they are hoping for greater things next year – Thanks to Keith Leonard for doing the music for free, great set.


robably a reflection of how hot it is but I can’t find much going on in August bikewise. On 14th August we have a music and bike fiesta at Meson Tono in La Murada with live music from 2.30 p.m.


Sunday 4th September we have a ‘Tattoo, Custom and Culture Expo’ at Las Palmeras Hotel, Crevillent starting at 12 Noon. 15€ on the door or 10€ in advance from Ouch Tattoos, Crevillent. Live music, airbrushing, tattoo artists, piercing, street dancing and more Proceeds to Cruz Roja, the Spanish Red Cross. Any comments or questions or Happy riding, JD

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Dog rescue

17 dogs homed in July. Thanks to, Andrew and Marjorie Heap who raised 353 Euros at their garden party also Terri who raised 72.50 at her barbecue, Steven who raised 24 Euros by selling plumbs and lemons. Thank you also to Chris and her family and all the customers of the English shop and Scissor Sisters Las Kalendas, Fortuna. The laws on taking pets to the UK are changing, from January 2012 it will only be necessary to chip, passport and vaccinated for Rabies and wait just 3 weeks. Good news for those wishing to adopt dogs in Spain. Are you interested in advertising in our 2012 calendar? Call now on 659274573 or E m a i l : b a r ne y s. h o p e @ g m a i l. c o m

The Royal British Legion Pinoso Branch

In Memoriam John William Riley 1930-2011 We said farewell to our dear friend John on 11th July 2011. John was the Poppy Appeal organiser for the Pinoso branch of the Royal British Legion and was also a founder member of the Hondon Valley branch. John had a huge passion for life and will be remembered for his winning smile and the way he was always happy to share his life experiences. His love and great knowledge of nature, gardening and photography was passed on to his many friends including all of the members of the Royal British Legion in Hondon and Pinoso. John will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. The Pinoso branch of the Royal British Legion holds meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at La Blanca Paloma restaurant just outside Pinoso. New members are always welcome. For more details, please contact: Ann Booth, Branch Secretary. Email:; Tel: (0034) 686 696 365

The Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion The Branch are planning a BBQ and Country Themed evening in Barbarroja at the Social Club on Tuesday, 9th August - Tickets 12 euros. It should be a great evening and more information about menu and entertainment, can be obtained by ringing 666 023 815. Other events are planned each month. Come along to one of our meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.00 p.m. at Monte Alto Restaurante, Hondón de las Nieves. Email secretary. for more information, or visit our website: 20

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FUN PAGE FUNNY Zoo Keeping One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the orang-utang was reading two books -- the Bible and Darwin’s Origin of Species. In surprise he asked the ape, “Why are you reading both those books”?



1 Retire due to illness (4,2,4,3) 8 Remove unwanted elements (4,3) 9 Regular stamping ground (5) 10 Likewise (4) 11 Exceed reasonable limits (2,3,3) 13 Preferably (6) 14 Hindu festival of lights (6) 17 Someone believing all war is wrong (8) 19 Optimism — English-born US comedian (4) 21 Period of uncertainty (5) 22 Foolish (7) 24 Gratifyingly brief (5,3,5)

1 Pull along (3) 2 Israeli parliament (7) 3 Blast of a horn (4) 4 Freedom to choose (6) 5 African country (8) 6 Bank — subterfuge (5) 7 Establish (9) 10 Citadel of an ancient Greek town (9) 12 No faster (anag) (8) 15 Evangelist (7) 16 Designate (6) 18 Small jazz band (5) 20 Gratuities (4) 23 A share of the profits (3)

“Well,” said the orang-utang, “I just wanted to know if I was my brother’s keeper or my keeper’s brother.”

Trouble sleeping An accountant is having a hard time sleeping and goes to see his doctor. “Doctor, I just can’t get to sleep at night.” “Have you tried counting sheep?” “That’s the problem - I make a mistake and then spend three hours trying to find it.”


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The Inland Magazine™ ‘Gizza lift mate, and I’ll get you of this jam.’ He was in my car before I could say anything, and short of telling him to Foxtrot Oscar, stuck in the London traffic I had little choice. He advised me to go up on the kerb and turn immediately left off the gridlocked North Circular, and use the side roads which he claimed to know like the back of his hand. The year was 1977, and I was an aspiring young key accounts salesman. I still lived in North Wales at the weekends, but during the week worked in the southern half of England, as I was trying unsuccessfully to sell up and move south. On this particular Friday morning I was on my way to a twelve noon appointment, planning for a quick lunch with the buyer afterwards, and an early departure for the weekend. But the traffic was awful: it had ground to a complete halt. I later found a huge smash had blocked two lanes. As I sat, late and bewildered in the traffic, a rough-looking bloke suddenly opened the passenger door and got in. He was big, ugly, unshaven and stank of Body Odour. With few options I took a chance, and followed his instructions; it worked as we drove for a mile or so parallel to the bumper-to-bumper traffic. He repeatedly kept pointing it out and telling me it was my lucky day meeting him. It was not his apparently, as on the way he related he was not long out of prison, and no-one would give him a chance: some people were horrible, not trusting him, he said. Hmm, I thought, keeping my opinions to myself. ‘Seein’ as I got you out of that mess, can you let me have a few bob, Guv?’ I’m not that stupid that I couldn’t see that that one coming, and sure enough immediately we had cleared the traffic he asked. Realising I had no change, as I had been to the wages department in our Head Office earlier that morning to cash a cheque for the weekend, I remembered I only had ten pound notes - and I wasn’t going to give him one of those. I stopped at a newsagent, ran in and bought twenty cigarettes, changing a ten pound note. ‘Here’s a packet of fags and a couple of quid – thanks for helping me,’ I gave him the packet and £2. ‘Couldn’t make it five could you, Guv?’ he cheekily asked.‘No, I’m sorry: I’ve got a mortgage that keeps me awake at night,’ I replied truthfully. At the next lights he suddenly jumped out with a muttered ‘thanks’; and instantly disappeared into the passer-bys. Something didn’t seem right, and a little worried I pulled up down the road and checked everything. My jacket had been hanging on a hanger while I went in the shop, and when I checked, my chequebook was missing: I usually kept it inside my inside pocket. In those days I also kept my credit cards in a little plastic wallet inside the chequebook. I searched everywhere in the car: my suitcase, clothes, briefcase, glove compartment, everywhere; but there was no sign. Reluctantly I rang my buyer and apologised profusely, As I was already late,. I said I would contact him to reschedule our meeting next week. He was very good about it. I found the nearest police station and made a full statement, trying to recall all the details I could about the man: which wasn’t much. That done I phoned my bank manager, Mr Booth, who I had got to know quite well over the last few years as the bank had helped me buy my first house and he had almost become a friend. 24

My bank was situated in Birmingham, which I had to pass on the M6 on my way home north. Mr Booth said I had to sign some papers as soon as possible, and I could do so that same afternoon if I called in. Later in his office he listened and sympathised with my plight, with all the necessary papers laid out on his desk for me to sign. He stared at me intently. ‘Now, then. Think, Mr McGregor: this is important. What was the last cheque you wrote out? Can you remember? If we can find out the number we can then correctly freeze your account.’ I thought hard, and suddenly got it. ‘Yes, I remember! It was in my head office this morning: I cashed a cheque.’ ‘What time do they shut?’ ‘Four o’clock, I think’. It was twenty to four and he pushed his phone across the desk. I rang my office, the switchboard answered and I asked to be put through to cashiers. The girl there answered straightaway, and I said breathlessly ‘Oh, hello: this is John McGregor -’ Before I could say anything else the cashier said: ’Oh John, we’ve been trying to contact you all day: you left your chequebook here this morning!’

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“ Get on yer bike.” Monthly cycling tips / advice and routes. by Gary and Lynn “Cyclogical” Quesada.

Cycle Route 11. Cycling to “The village of El Altet” Leave Quesada and head for Benijofar, pass through Benijofar towards Rojales, turn left at the second roundabout cycle over the bridge then straight on at the next roundabout and head for San Fulgencio. At the next roundabout turn left and head for Elche. Just keep heading for Elche on this road (it’s a good road quite quiet but can get busy and fast at peak times). You will come to a dual carriageway and on your left there is a new cycle track that will take you all the way to Elche (if you want to do that route sometime). Stay on the right side until you come to a roundabout with signs for Santa Pola turn right here (brilliant little Tapas bar at this roundabout we always stop here it’s called Ursulas.) Follow this road for a good 8-10 kms until you come to another roundabout where you will see The Blue Star nightclub, go straight on and head for El-Altet. (If you turn right there is a cycle track all the way into Santa Pola). Again follow this road all the way until the next roundabout which takes you under the N332 then just follow the signs to El-Altet (about another 2kms) At the traffic lights turn right and you are spoiled for choice of Tapas bars. They are all good.

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Having been watered and fed you can either retrace your tracks or, if you have plenty time, keep going in the same direction straight on at the roundabout at the edge of the town then at the end of the road turn right (straight on takes you to a beautiful beach with a bar etc) and just keep on going on into Gran Alacant. Stay on the low road (do not climb up to the high road) this is a beautiful coast road with a bit of a cycle track on your left, just follow this road all the way through Gran Alacant until you come to the single track coast road which is absolutely gorgeous, when we went there were people jumping off the cliffs Paragliding and they seemed to stay up for ages. There is plenty of places to stop and eat or drink on this road & loads of places to drop your bikes and have a swim. Follow this road into Santa Pola where you can either take the high road or the low road, we normally stay low and go under the N332 and pick up the cycle track heading for Elche stay on this track until you come to The Blue Star night club and turn left. Then just retrace your tracks and head back home. Beautiful route with lovely scenery all the way and it’s relatively flat most of the way. Well done. Total Distance: 60kms. Time: Allow 6 hours. All Routes are now available




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The Future of theValley of the Fallen

By Chris Thompson

El Valle de los Caídos is a huge mausoleum and basilica church carved into solid granite and topped off with an enormous cross in the Cuelgamuros Valley in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid. It was built, on the orders of Franco, between 1940 and 1959 with money from the National Lottery. The work was done by as many as 200,000 Republican prisoners of war according to some sources and as few as 2,470 according to others. The prisoners were able to gain remission on their sentences by working on the construction. Some sources suggest the workers were reasonably paid whilst others charge slave labour. The supposed number who died during the building of the the complex varies from 14 to 27,000, depending on whether the source is pro Franco or pro Republican. The monument was consecrated by Pope John XXIII in 1960 with care being taken to build a curtain wall within the basilica to ensure that not all of the space was consecrated. By this device the church was kept smaller than Saint Peter’s in Rome. Over the main entrance an inscription reads “Fallen for God and Spain!” The altar of the basilica is directly beneath the tallest cross in the World, all 150 metres of it. On one side of the altar, under a one and a half ton granite slab, lies Franco, el Caudillo, whilst on the other side is José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange, the Spanish fascist party. More than 33,832 other victims of the Spanish Civil War keep them company. At least 491 bodies were transferred there illegally, to fill up spare tomb space, from some of the more than 2,000 mass graves dotted the length and breadth of Spain. The monument is easily the largest mass grave in the country. Most of the others are much less grand - roadside ditches and shallow graves usually dug and filled in the dead of night. When Franco finally died in 1975, after nearly 40 years in power, there was a tacit agreement amongst politicians and society in general to forget the past. No settling of old scores, no mass trials, no national blood-letting. Then in October 2007 the Zapatero Government introduced the Historical Memory Law which recognised and extended the rights of those who suffered persecution or violence because of the Civil War and the dictatorship that followed.

This law is a bit of a problem for the Valley of the Fallen. How can this monument, built as a symbol of the victory of National Catholicism, be turned into something that doesn’t glorify Franco’s reign? It’s a particularly thorny problem for the Benedictines who live in the Santa Cruz Abbey within the valley and who are technically responsible for the monument. Under the new law they are supposed to ensure that the monument restores the balance between victors and vanquished though they don’t seem to have knuckled down to the job so far. Another difficult question is to decide what happens to Franco’s body, the only person in the whole complex who isn’t a casualty of war. Everyone else, down to José Antonio Primo de Rivera, who was executed by firing squad in Alicante during November 1936, died a victim. The Government’s answer has been to appoint a commission to work it all out. There were similar failed attempts under the Governments of Adolfo Suárez and Felipe González. The Commission’s job is to decide how to tackle the problem of the status of the monument in relation to the new law. They have already had to disappoint Republican family members, who wanted to exhume and re-bury their forebears in places far away from their executioner. Government forensic scientists found that it was impossible to determine who was who in the jumbled and deteriorated piles of bodies. Views vary as to what the commission will finally decide but the clever money seems to be on Franco’s remains being removed from the Valley maybe to rest alongside his wife. Other options include moving Primo de Rivera as well, turning the place into a non religious museum or even converting it into a monument to the victims. There was even talk of dynamiting the giant cross which some have compared to an enormous swastika. In true Spanish style the monument was suddenly closed in November 2009 for “urgent safety work.” A pragmatic if short term solution. The commission is due to report late in 2011 and it looks likely that the safety work will be completed shortly afterwards.

The law directly condemns the Francoist regime, recognises certain rights for victims on either side during and after the war, prohibits political events in the Valley of the Fallen, legislates for the removal of all Francoist symbols from public areas, provides state aid in tracing, identifying and possibly exhuming victims buried in mass graves, annuls laws and some trial court rulings carried out during the dictatorship, grants Spanish nationality to anyone who fought in the International Brigades and gives the right of return to exiles and their descendants.


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Mouth-watering main courses Chicken breast with tarragon & garlic served with a creamy sauce or Pork fillet medallions in pepper sauce or Rich Beef Bourguignon All main courses served with chips or mashed potatoes & vegetables of the day Desserts Choose from chocolate torte, cheesecake, carrot cake or ice-cream Menu price includes ½ bottle of house wine per person – only 19.95 € For Fiesta reservations call 965 480 681 Booking essential – 10 € deposit pp

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Ropa Vieja PREPERATION Place flank steak in large pot just barely covered in water . Add 1 seeded/cut green pepper, ½ onion separated in layers, 1 bay leaf, & about 10-20 black peppercorns . Bring to a boil & allow boil to roll for two minutes Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until meat is tender (about 1.5 hrs)Remove meat from pot, sit on a plate to cool.Once cooled, Shred beef into very fine strips & set aside. Heat oil in a 12 inch cast iron skillet (a large frying pan will work also) Add garlic & saute until slightly golden, add ½ onion cut into slices, red & green pepper, oregano, and bay leaf. cook for 2 minutes Stir in tomato sauce, one can whole tomatoes (crush by hand when adding) wine, stock, salt & pepper. Cook over med heat for 5/10 minutes Add shredded beef, mix well Cook another 5/10 minutes on low to med. Serve beside or on top of yellow rice w/black beans & diced onion & of course Cuban Bread.

INGREDIENTS 2lb. Flank Steak 2 lg. green bell pepper: seeded/cut into thin strips 1 lg. red bell pepper: seeded/cut into thin strips 1 lg. onion: peeled/cut in half 2 bay leaves black peppercorns 6 tbsp. olive oil 2 lg. cloves garlic: finely chopped 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. crushed black pepper 1 cup tomato sauce 1 can whole peeled tomatoes 1/4 c. red wine 1 c. beef or veg. broth Salt 1 or 2 bags Vigo Yellow Rice 2 cans black beans


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1. Most people simply relaxed with good food and drink 2. Others got totally immersed in the occasion! 3. We were fantastically entertained in the afternoon by emerging Dutch star, Yari. 4. Then rocked the night away until the early hours with the fabulous T4. If you were there we hope you enjoyed it - if not, make sure you don’t miss the next Fun in the Sun!!

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Bar El Parque Charity Event On Friday 22nd of July 2011, Bar el Parque held a charity evening, to hand out cheques to various charities in the local area. The charities all received 250 euros each, and the money was raised by “Onil 4 Onil” now known as “ Onil 4 All”, who have held various events over the last 18 months in order to raise the funds totalling 1,500 euros, amongst the events held to raise the funds were Table Top Sales, raffles and Tom bolas. The Charities who all received cheques of 250 euros each were Light it Life “Onil” , Castalla Dog Pound, Residence Home of Onil, Cruz Roja “Ibi” and Butterfly Children “Sax” and other charities. The Ayuntimento Onil have now agreed to back the association in there hard work. The association would like to thank everyone that attended the evening and everyone who has donated their time and money to the good causes. During last nights event, the crowd were entertained by Shirelle female vocalist and saxophonist, with another raffle been held during the night which raised a further 180 euros.

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THAT’S NOT ALL! They were also a FINALIST in the category for Front of House Award for Best Service.

At a recent Culinary Awards, sponsored by a well - known newspaper and held in the superb setting of the Rebate Restaurant

A fitting tribute to a fine restaurant who opened their second Restaurant in La Murada in order to make it that much easier for those of us who live inland but don’t want the hike to the coast to savour the best in Indian Cuisine!



We offer them our congratulations.

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Remember Jeannie? (She’s still going up the wall).

Since our original article in April Jeannie Ashford has been tirelessly fundraising in advance of her China Trek in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action. There have been numerous charity functions, sponsored dinners, cake bakes, tombolas and much more. A lot of money has been raised, but it is still not enough. If you didn’t catch the original article in April then you can read it on and this will help you understand the personal nature of this appeal and the fact that ovarian cancer knows no boundaries in terms of either background, race or age - it simply kills if not diagnosed at an early stage. All funds raised will be directed towards the establishment of specialist units and the purchase of extremely expensive diagnostic equipment to detect this cancer as early as possible. Jeannie goes to China in October when she will be, quite literally, ‘up the wall’. Collection boxes are widely available throughout the Hondons or you can pledge your donations directly through our dedicated site. I know that times are hard economically but I also know how generous you all are. Thanks in advance - Dennis and the TIM team.

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The bright side of the Leo is very bright indeed as the Leo personality is very much tune in to the Sun. Leo’s must always have the spotlight and must always find a way to shine in some way or another and when a Leo thinks that they are being ignored it is then that the Leo type can retreat into a long and terrible sulk. The Leo astrological type is generous but money is only really important as a means of achieving goals. Leo star sign people assume that other folk they meet posses a sense of right and wrong similar to their own. The typical Leo is flamboyant, generous, with a tremendous charm and a fiery spirit;. though the fixed quality of those born with a Leo sun does help to restrain their over-exuberance some times.





You’re ready to make a bold move, and nothing will stand in your way. An authority figure is irritated by your over the top behaviour, but you don’t need their approval to move forward. In fact, you like going against orders; it makes you feel edgy and alive. Just take care you don’t embarrass your best friend, lover, or business partner. Their reputation is tied to yours. If you’re seen as being a troublemaker, they’ll have to pay the price, too.

Sensory overload can be a problem in this technological age. If you feel sad or depressed, stay away from the computer, television, and phone. Spend the whole day unplugged. Read a book, take a walk, or go for a swim. Do something that draws your attention inward. There’s no better way to recharge your batteries. Someone will send you an email that offends your sensibilities. Politely ask the sender to refrain from giving you such messages.

Let go of your assumptions about a friend as people are a lot more complicated than you believe. If somebody who has never shown interest in learning suddenly decides to take a class, offer your heartfelt support. A power struggle between you and your lover will break out, mostly because of differing sexual needs. In any couple, one partner has stronger desires than the other. The important thing is to meet in the middle.

Take the helm of a new organisation; you’re good at making order out of chaos. At times, people will resent your bossy behaviour, but don’t let that stop you from enforcing the rules. By clamping down on troublemakers, you’ll earn the respect of the hardest workers on the team. The ineffectual participants will make a hasty exit, leaving you with the best and brightest. You have an opportunity to create something of lasting value.





A respected teacher or guru is holding a class, but space is limited, so sign up now, while you have a chance. There will be unexpected benefits to taking this course. A power struggle is erupting among your colleagues. It may be wise to find a healthier place to work, especially if your boss refuses to address the problem. You might have to get some additional training, but that will be a blessing in disguise. The more you know, the greater the salary you can command.

You’re ready to dig deep and make the most of your talent. Lately, you’ve been doing the bare minimum in the interest of conserving energy. Now you have a worthy goal in sight, you’re ready to pull out all the stops. Your sexual lure is very strong, but take care not to pair up with someone unworthy of your attention. Hold out for someone who appreciates your intelligence. Too often, people are threatened by it and try to make you feel inferior.

There’s a strong connection between you and a tech savvy colleague. Between your design sense and their computer expertise, you can create a very successful online business. Undertaking such a venture makes you really scared, but that’s probably a good thing. Fear is a great motivator, especially for a procrastinator like you. You have to admit, you prefer dreaming about things than doing them. Lean on your partner for support.

Before getting to work on a big project, you’ve got to get organised. Make a list of everything you need, and create a timetable for all the steps. Having a road map will help you blast through any creative blocks looming ahead. Don’t worry if you lack experience in a particular area. You can pick up the basics through a beginner’s manual. Self doubt is your worst enemy. What you don’t realise is you are extraordinarily talented and resourceful.





An electric attraction will occur when you go to an impromptu get together. Actually, your chemistry goes much deeper. It’s the kind of thing that occurs when two people have something important to give each other. You’ll inject a sense of adventure into your amour’s life, while they’ll give you a fresh appreciation for art, music, and culture. If you’re already in a relationship, humour your lover’s cautious approach.

You have a strong feeling about a newcomer to your neighbourhood. The two of you will form a very strong bond, and might even decide to launch a home based business together. Any venture related to hi-tech gadgets is favoured. Beware of putting too much pressure on your new friend. You both have very strong personalities, and don’t respond well to manipulation. The more receptive you are to one another, the more successful your partnership will be.

It’s a very busy day, which suits you fine. If there’s anything you hate, it’s letting the grass grow under your feet. Take this opportunity to return phone calls, emails, and texts. Go through that huge pile of mail and pay your bills. Don’t listen to your inner critic when it comes to venturing into new territory. The time has come to expand your knowledge base. If you rest on your laurels, a rival will overtake you. That would be terrible, since you’re so much more talented.

You’re not in a hurry to do anything. Actually, you’d rather stay in your pyjamas and laze around the house than go out and be productive. There’s nothing wrong with that, except some friends are counting on you. If you don’t keep a promise, you’ll leave a loved one in a bad situation. Give yourself an extra prod, or you’ll regret it later. A debt is hanging over your head, making you feel powerless. Take the bull by the horns and work out a payment plan.

By Phillip Garcia - 38

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The Great TIM charity Music quiz is upon us! In last month’s edition I gave advanced notice of the forthcoming charity music quiz being held in conjunction with TIM and The Manor House at Paredon. I am pleased to say that everything is now in place for this fantastic event to take place. The chosen charity is ‘Save the children’. I have raised money for them before and I know that every cent raised is well used so I hope that as many teams as possible will turn up to raise as much money as we can and also have a good time! The quiz will take place on Friday 19th August, starting at 8 p.m. The venue is The Manor House, Paredon. Teams wishing to enter (teams of 4) should contact The Manor House directly on 966974960 or 654397972 and they will handle the tickets.

The entry is 10 Euros with 5 Euros going directly to ‘Save the children’ and 5 for a meal to be served during the interval. So what can teams expect? The questions will be on popular music and I can almost guarantee that nearly everyone will know the song or the artist it is just a question of identifying them! There will be 10 rounds covering a wide range of popular music and most of the rounds will involve listening to music so I can promise you an evening of snippets of some of the best music around. We would like to raise as much money as we can so if there is anyone out there, private or business who might wish to sponsor a round then I will make sure that they are mentioned. Just get in touch with TIM and they will ensure that your sponsorship is included. So to get your music brains going here are a few examples of questions that I have used in the past:

• Abba won Eurovision in 1974 with ‘Waterloo’ but who were the act at the interval? • In which city was the Tamala Motown label established? • Who were ‘going to Barbados’ in 1975? • Which famous American producer produced the Beatles’ final album ‘Let it be’? • The title of which Delfonics song has the initials DIBYMTT? • Who topped the charts in 2006 with ‘The Rose’? • Who had a No.1 UK hit in 1955 with ‘The finger of suspicion’? But don’t forget the majority of questions will have a music cue as well so at least you can hum and sing along whilst you try to work out the answer. I will endeavour to put together a quiz for everybody that is fun, interesting and maybe at times a little ‘testing’ but it is all in a good cause and it will be enjoyable.

By John Currie 42

So book yourself in NOW and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible on the 19th August. Call 966 974 960 or 654 397 972 for tickets for a great fun night out in aid of charity.

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Paul Cunningham Nurses try to be there at the latter stages, free of charge, for any terminally ill patients. Already they have supported many patients and their families. This service needs a constant stream of funds and is supported by many fund raising events. Sax, Alicante STEVE: 966 967 439 or 650 354 629

To help further raise the ongoing monies needed, there are now three Paul Cunningham Nurses charity shops Our team of nurses, carers and fundraisers are dedicated to working tirelessly. Many in the community have taken the Charity into their hearts and give generously, and not just money, as often just a little time can help a lot. Please help us continue helping more people spend their final days with dignity. If you would like to find out what you could do to help or find out more about the fund raising we do, please email: sueinthesun@hotmail. or call 639 318 526. Give a little - help a lot! 44

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Playing his last game with the Society before returning to the UK to live, Keith Williams won the Gold Section, Longest Drive on the 17th, Nearest the Pin on the 18th and the Green Fee Refund of forty euros cash to send him on his way. Playing off a handicap of 2, Keith scored 28 Stableford points beating Jim Lynch on countback. He has been a stalwart of the Hondon Valley Golf Society since its inception in 2007 whose sportsmanship and sense of humour will be sorely missed. The Society wishes Keith and his wife Judith good luck in their new life in Llandudno, North Wales. Twenty six other members did their best to stop Senor Williams scooping all the prizes at the well presented El Plantio course. On a hot, sunny day with only a light breeze to contend with, Steve Page and George Bromley won the Silver and Bronze Sections with modest returns of 28 and 29 points respectively. Jim Brightmore could have won the Gold Section with 29 points but was disqualified for submitting a card with the wrong score. In the Matchplay Knockout Competition Jim Lynch beat Martin Taylor 5 and 4 as Bob Watson came from behind to beat Dug Blair 2 Up on the final hole. Before presenting the prizes Captain John congratulated Keith Williams on his win and praised him for his patience and skill on the golf course – a true ambassador of the HVGS who would be welcome back to play with the Society whenever he was in the Costa Blanca region. The Captain also mentioned that the date had been set for what is now the annual Presentation Dinner Dance at La Finca Restaurant. The format would be similar to last year with jackets and ties for the men and posh frocks for the ladies and a choice of menu and live entertainment.

For information on how to join HVGS contact the Secretary, Jim Lynch, on 666208416 or email jamesandsue.lynch@ . To reserve your place on the list for the Society Golf Days contact the Captain, John Wilkinson, on 965475162 and 634821903 or e-mail .



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Winners HVGS July Stableford El Plantio - Wednesday 13th July 2011 Keith WILLIAMS Gold Winner 2 28C/B Steve PAGE Silver Winner 17 28 George BROMLEY Bronze Winner 25 29 VOID Nearest the Pin 7th Ian DONALDSON Nearest the Pin 9th David FELLOWES Nearest the Pin 14th Keith WILLIAMS Nearest the Pin 18th Keith WILLIAMS Longest Drive Steve PAGE Hidden Pairs Dug BLAIR Hidden Pairs


Dave BRATLEY A 2 on the Card


28) 54 26) points

501 Brandy 501 Brandy 501 Brandy Bottle of Rum Bottle of Rum Bottle of Rum Bottle of Rum

Case of Beer & Glass Case of Beer & Glass Sleeve of Golf Balls

Ian DONALDSON Best Guest Sleeve of Golf Balls Keith WILLIAMS Green Fee Refund €40.00 Cash Albert BAGGALEY Football Scratchcard Stoke City €20.00 Cash

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CAMPO GOLF SOCIETY In perfect golfing weather at Alenda this month, an intriguing scenario was played out. Barry Gannaway came in with 31 points which at any time might be a winning score. However, he was out-played by the last group to come back in which included Koos and Diny van Beek. Koos had carded 36 points and Diny had carded an extremely creditable 33 points. As well as the usual N/P’s, a competition on the four par 3’s was held and was won by Diny van Beek with an exceptional score of 12 points having birdied all the par 3’s. Extremely well done, Diny. Would members please note that if annual subscriptions are not paid by the end of August, their names will be deleted from the Society’s records. AJs supermecardo now offer a golf club regripping and repair service. Need your clubs regripped or repaired? “Mick the Grip” will be visiting AJ’s in Nieves on a regular basis. Please speak to John or Ann for further details. Please also note: HOLIDAY GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO JOIN US

RESULTS WINNER K. VAN BEEK SECOND D. VAN BEEK THIRD B. GANNAWAY N/P 5TH JAN HENDRIKS N/P 13TH M. TAYLOR N/P 16TH K. VAN BEEK DATES FOR 2011 26th August Alenda 1st Tee 9.30am 23rd Sept Alenda 1st Tee 9.30am 21st October Altorreal 1st Tee 10.00am €27.50 incl. buggy 25th Nov Alenda 1st Tee 10.00am 16th Dec Alenda 1st Tee 10.00am Christmas Meeting FOR SALE BENROSS 460 Titanium Driver with Prolaunch Platinum shaft - with cover New €95 Set of clubs - bag, putter, irons and woods - €185 complete - NEW Set of Cleveland irons only used a few times - cost new €299 - €145 for quick sale BRIAN HAS STOCK OF VARIOUS ITEMS OF EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AT REDUCED PRICES. CONTACT BRIAN ON 966 677 852 / 618 834 774 OR BARRY ON 965 480 716 / 686 374 717


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Costa Blanca La Romana Auctions Public Notice Please accept our deepest apologies for the error on the date of last month’s advert. Which should of been the 10th July and not the 12th as publicised. To everybody who came to the Auction, we are sorry for the inconvenience on the dates, please look for our next auction. Regards Alan

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Sell it Fast Sell it For FREE! You can place your unwanted items in our Classifieds section FREE of charge up to the value of 500 euros. Simply text your unwanted items too 680 976823 or email them to remember, no more than 25 words per item and no more than 3 items per household, and please always include what area you live in, we do not take FREE classifieds over the phone. Last day for Free ads is the 18th of the month When sending through your items by email, please only send in normal size text. GENERAL Genuine antique single sleigh bed. Over 120 years old. Waxed pine. High headboard and footboard with finials.Good mattress. Photos available to email on request. Can be taken apart for transportation 180 euros. Also Electric Heated Towel Rail. 230v 95w. approx size 60cm high by 54cm wide New.15 euros, also pool steps for above ground pool. Two sets available.Pictures can be emiled on request 8 euros each Pinoso area. Tel 616392137 Tunturi C60 crosstrainer exercise machine.3 yrs old, hardly used. buyer collects.350 euros.Tel:663 790 684. Castalla Silver Hotpoint Freezer & Dishwasher 75e each ,Washing machine 75e , Linx silver fan assisted oven 100e, 5 Ring gas Hob 70e, Double lift up storage bed & Matteress 140e,2x Satallite boxes 30e each,2x Sky boxes 40e each, Wireless Mic’s Pro sound boxed 60e,2x AC wireless Mic’s 40e,10”sub bass in box 30e, Swimming pool electrics box 80e,4 channel remote lighting controller with key fob 60e. Alenda Golf 633638232. Roca toilet,cistern,seat and lid in white. Good Condition. For collection only 30 euros. Monovar area telephone 00 44 785 539 2216. Gents road bike B’twin white 21 gears comfort saddle all accessories & helmet. Only few months old Decathlon cost 170 euros still guarenteed brand new sell for 120 euros. Also massage table for beautician portable folds with


carrying case white leatherette padded with adjustable incline & face portal good cond. 75 euros. Keep fit thigh trainer step action with tension adjuster 60cms x 55cms 35 euros. Aspe tel 965495219 Generator. 2.5kva. pramac hg 2500 model, honda petrol engine. vgc. 190 euros, folding single bed, on wheels, with cover, can be neatly stored, brand new, never used, 45 euros, microwave/grill. Travis, as new. 1000w and 1600w respectively, auto defrost function. No instruction book hence 30 euros. Tibi area. Tel: 671 106 019 Play station 3 plus a few games vgc like new 165e call 623 349 132 . Catral Spanish antique dark oak extending table , with six carved high back chairs, table open out to around 8ft, will seat 10/12 people, 225 euros ono Tel 669 547 068 2 firstline air con units for sale (complete) includes instructions etc... 75 each or 100 for the two, Call 620 241 713 Pinoso Pool table. Slate bed, 2.15mts x 1.2mts, light wood. Includes cues, balls and cover. Excellant condition. 500 euros Biar Area. Tel 669 809 443. Champneys paraffin was heat therapy system, wax blocks included, never been used, only box opened, great for dry skin, 25 euros Tel 634 051 313 Caudete White curved corner shower cubicle, 90cm radius, centred two sliding doors, 60 Euros ono. Tel 625 516 857 Aspe

If you have an item for sale over 500 euros or if you have a commercial advert and would like them listed in the Classifieds section of the magazine, then call 606 891644. You can also place your unwanted items for sale FREE of charge up to 2,000 euros on our classifieds web site at www, please remember when placing items for sale on our classifieds web site, that items placed on the web site will not appear automatically in the Classifieds section of the Tim magazine Send your small ads to BARGAINADS@YAHOO.ES Spanish dressing table with very large mirror above in dark walnut 80 euros Pinoso Tel 669 547 068

bevelled edge mirror with 2 lights, 60cm x 45cm, as new 30 euros. Tel 634 656 075 Castalla

Samsung 25 inch tele, silver vgc and good working condition 50 euros Tel 618 845 899 Hondon area

Heavy duty exercise bike hobby toplife b2100 as new condition, 60 euros buyer collects Hondon valley area 627 338 899

LOG burner freestanding rear flue plus 3mt flue 115e call 634 349 132 Catral Beautiful beech wood artist easel. Carrying handle and shoulder strap. New, still in box. Make excellent gift. 100€ o.n.o. Tel. 699 307 503 Albatera Several old chandeliers and light fittings from 20 euros Tel 669 547068 Iron Door with frame.(Reja)Buyer collects .tel 627 055 312 or 965 976 934 50euros.Callosa De Segura. Air conditioner - excellent working condition 80€ 654 774 025 Beneixama (Villena). Swap rh drive for lh drive car. We’ve just arrived. Are you going back to the UK? Tel 966 181 272 Hondon de los Frailes Black Iron Queen bed-frames with wooden slats for mattress: 204cm x 155cm. Vgc €115 each, hp photosmart 145 colour photo printer., unused €45, red lavaLamp €15, mbt womens trainers uk4.5 eu 37 vgc. €60, cd player/clock/radio alarm €30., silver teasmade/radio alarm vgc €35. Tel: Pinoso 965 478 718. For Sale. Cast iron Spanish design dog basket. For burning logs in an open fire, 50cm x 32cm cost 100 euros never used 40 euros. Bathroom

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Magnetronic Battery Control DCC4000 75 Euros. Monitor Solar battery condition volts, amps, in/ out.12v and 24v systems Hayes, Solar Power Trace C40 and Trace C60 Charge Conrollers. 50 Euros each. Hayes, Torremendo, Tel 690 884 979 Shower Tray Roca Blanco Stone Resin 780 x 800 x 11mm v.g.c. 55 euros, Fortuna, 655 385 234 Inspector Morse Collectors Edition DVDs boxed set (33 episodes) unwanted gift. 90€ 965 978 874 or 898 615 185 (Pinoso) 1.45 Prime focus satellite dish with single LNB and sky pace receiver €300. Orbit wheels new inline skates never used in box great gift idea. Cost £95 sell for €45. H20 Steam mop in box used once. With all the cleaning attachments and instructions. cost £120 sell for €60. Murcia 606 717159 Portable aircon unit (cold) - good working order. 50€ - Aspe - 617 424 214 Builders hoist, electric, with 3 wheel barrows, 200euros, 963 146 701 Used genorators, Pramac, 5KVA Diesel, electric & manual start, 1400euros.... Lombardini, 9.5KVA diesel, electric start, 2200euros, others available. 963 146 701.

Costa Blanca Large cabinet from Bali, in dark rich wood, 7ft tall with cornice and 4 ft wide,2 ft deep and numerous draws, beautiful piece of furniture 300 euros ono also Victorian padfoot table approx 4 ft with rounded ends and 4 pretty chairs 90 euros ono, also mahogany standard lamp with shade 15 euros , very large office desk with drawers on either side 70 euros and an atique Spanish threshing board in lovely condition 400 euros Tel 669 547068 Pinoso SERVICES Closing or closed your business? Need to sell your stock fast for cash? Then call us on 675 218436 or 638 026 230 or email PREMIER PLASTERING


(Bilingual University Graduate) Available to assist with; Police, Doctors, Hospital, Court, Residencias, N.I.E, Town Hall, Schools, Trafico, etc 8.50 €/hour plus travel expenses Sophie - 639 929 493 Large van leaving Spain to the UK and UK to Spain every month. space available both ways, very reliable Tel 966 500121 or 690 818090, UK mob: 07504 927034 email:

PREMIER DIGITAL SATELLITES Former customers of LEE-DIGITAL Please contact us for all future maintenance, upgrades etc. We welcome new enquiries. Email: sales@ or go to www.premierdigitalsatellites. com Tel: 868 000 039 Joiner/Carpenter Fully qualified joiner. 35 years experience (12 in Spain), anything from a shelf to a new roof. All general repairs. Decking a speciality. Tel 966 182 839/662 048 869 or text 680 755 943

Ktm 640 motor bike years 2000 only 27000KM , 1 year itv was 3,000 euros, now 2,000 euros bargain Call 620 241713 Pinoso


CASH We pay INSTANT CASH for ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING. Cars, Vans, Bikes, Quads, Caravans, Power Tools, Garden Furniture ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!!!!!

From 1€ - €10.000 Same day collection Ring Phil Now 607 848 332 Lee 663 673 143 FORTUNA





2nd hand cars bought and sold Tel 691 260 502

*Mono capa *Skimming *Rendering *Tiling All building works undertaken Call: 636 573 791


2 Static Caravan Plots for rent on site with bar, pool, childrens pay area. Lovely views. Pinoso area. Contact 693 586 674.

Do you need a Translator! Translator available for doctors/ hospital appointments etc in Sax, Villena and Elda areas, complete discretion assured, Call Samantha on 697 925 947

B. J. TOOL HIRE Macisvenda

You need it? We’ve got it! From Acrows to Wacker Plates Collection/Delivery available Repairs & Servicing to most types of tools. Chain Saws re-sharpened.

650 763 177 or 636 286 841

Domiciliary home care services available for the elderly or infirm. Hours to suit visits by trained staff, service can include, Shopping, outings, Hospital visits, general household duties and personal care. Phone to discuss your requirements. TEL. Barbara on 675 874 665 (S.E.N., NVQ 3 & 4 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE)

CRAFTSMEN & DESIGN SERVICES 35 yrs unique skill base all work licensed and guarenteed specialising in * plastering internal/ external wall covering *stone masonry / brick & block work *plumbing, painting& decorating Free estimates help & advise Tel :966180636 or 620543155 e mail: craftsmendesign@

Very nice man with a big white van, Removals, deliveries, pick up service, all jobs considered. Call now on 669 547 068


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Hyundi Coupe, left hand drive, silver/grey, 2 ltr, 1999 yr, long itv, new cam belt, very good condition, 2,050 euros ono Tel 639 939 779 Isuzu Trooper, UK of the range model, MOT. 1800euros. 963 146 701 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 11. UK reg. Fantastic condition, service history, 6,995euros or reasonable offer. 963 146 701 Seat alhambra t reg English plates 7 seater diesel very tidy 45/50 a gallon, alloys sun roof and tow bar, make me an offer 606 311507 SUZUKI JEEP 24 YRS OLD GOOD RUNNER IDEAL OF ROADER NO MOT 435E GREAT FUN OFF ROADING IN THE MOUTAINS 634 349 132 CATRAL

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Are you house hunting/ or looking for a relaxing Holliday 30 minutes inland from the coast and 25 mins from Alicante Airport in the real Spain! Long and Short lets available, fabolous road connections to all parts of Spain. Golf Couse 15 mins drive away.Two beds, two bathrooms, American kitchen/ dinner, Sky tv, Air con, use of pool and jaccuzi, beautifull views, great for walking or cyclists. Sax area call 638 026 230 for more info and prices.

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We need your property! We have a list of clients waiting to buy & rent property in this area. Lowest commission rates No up front fees CALL US TODAY! 966180624 / 630976105


TIM Magazine™ PROPERTY FOR SALE Land never be as cheap again! 14,000 sq mtrs, at 7 euros per square meter, with water and electric, architect appointed, suitable for house up to 250 sq meters, could be ideal opportunity for business etc, 1 km from village, 7 km from A7 motorway, half way between Alicante and Murcia Tel 965 966 211 mob 619 114 692

€1.200-€1500. If you have one send us an E.mail with photo or phone:616606532 I buy fridges / washing machines / furniture /electricals / tools/ bikes, ! Anything! Get cash call Sue on 636 456 139

arrange meet up 4 a ride Tel 622 889 816 PETS Claire Crofts - Mobile Dog Grooming - Tel 649 280 204

Country properties wanted under 150,000 euros in and around Sax/Salinas/ Pinoso/ Villena/ Caudete and the surrounding areas Call Isa on 615 984745 or 966 153425


ENTERTAINMENT Auction every 2nd and last Wednesday at bar central in Barbaroja starts 2pm, good food/ great atmosphere Call for info 636 456 139 EG Disco and Karaoke, available for private parties, functions, bars, special occasions. From 70€ for a night of entertainment!! Also outside catering available from 5€ pp!! tel 618200657 or email grahamclarklfc@hotmail. com for more info!! Kristina MacKay Female singer/Vocalist & DJ with own slot on Excite Radio Music for all occasions! Quesada based, will travel. Facebook: Kirsten‘Kristina’MacKay

Email:ksm59@hotmail. com Or tel 673 273 184

WANTED Small house with patio/garden near metro, bus, train, into Valencia. Up to 80,000€ with mains water and electricity. Tel Lesley 699248431 Complete Nintendo wii wanted, console with hand controls, balance board and any games. Hondon area Tel 965 529440 SWAP RH drive for LH drive car. We’ve just arrived. Are you going back to the UK?Tel 966181272 Hondon de los Frailes As our Caravan is now retired, we want a touring Caravan modern with shower.Max spend


Tortoises for sale adult ,5 breeding pairs tortoises move forces sale 220e or offer me for the lot 634 349 132 Catral

Wanted all types of household items, electrical/ power tools/ ladders and almost anything WHY! Call 671 251332 don’t delay get cash today. Want to sell your Spanish country house? Fabfincas Estate Agency is looking for country houses for sale for up to 150,000 euros in the following areas. Sax, Salinas, Villena, Biar, Caudete, Pinoso, Onil, Elda, Petrer, Castalla and Monovar. We have clients looking in these areas at houses in this price range. For more information, please call Steve or Claire on 965 474 314, 675 218 436 or email fabfincas@ The EMAUS charity volunteers of the Children’s Homes are seeking extra storage space due to the generosity of the people on the Cost Blanca donating clothes and other items which are coming in thick and fast, they are in desperate need for more storage space to accommodate the items before they are transported to Elche and Altea. The spare room is just not big enough!! If you have any space i.e ware house, under build in the Quesada, Rojales, Formentara, La Marina area and could store items until transportation is organized please contact Annette on 636 103 151. Your help is gratefully appreciated.

R.A.T.S - La Romana Theatre Society. The next production will be on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2011. Another Variety Show with an Old Time Music theme incorporated within the comedy and laughter as always. We hope our audiences will enjoy the theme and join in with the songs for a fun filled evening. More details in the September Issue.

Dog loving couple, willing to care for your dog/dogs in our home on a 1 2 1 basis, no other dog in home whilst yours is in residence. Reasonable rates, Pinoso area. For further details please email desyinspain@ or ring 966 195501 EVENTS CHATS in Castalla offer Psychic/ Personal Development, Spiritual Healing and associated subjects. Weekly meetings and regular Workshops. Summer fayre, 19th August 7pm onwards. Contact Sarah on 630 142 442 or sarah@

Driving to the UK? English B&B in France close to the Spanish border. Peaceful location, ideal for your stopovers. Ring for details 0033 562 331 962 or visit our web site

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Escape the Heat Next Summer. Rent our Cottage in Southern France.


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A View from the pilot’s seat I took a lady for a trial flight the other day. I was unsure whether we would actually get her in the plane in the first place, (not because she was built like Bernard Manning, but because she was extremely nervous!)

time, through landing, to full stop. This takes about thirty minutes, and then we stop for a coffee and a chat. For the return, you taxi to the holding point, and then assist with the takeoff… (I do the footwork, you do the stickwork.) You then climb us out and fly us back. I take over for the landing.

I reassured her that we would stay close to the airfield and land immediately if it was all too much, and then I did what I always do….explained the taxi and takeoff, got her to follow me on the dual controls, take control herself, and keep her busy! No time for nerves. She loved it, and flew brilliantly. Nobody has ever asked me to take them back down, and I am very proud of this. It’s part of an instructors job to ‘read’ your client and fly accordingly, but many instructors treat the whole ‘trial flight’ concept as an hour building exercise for themselves, and just pole the plane around the sky with the client simply as baggage. You might as well be on Ryanair, at least you get a pretty stewardess called Olga (Or a spotty steward called Crispin wanting to be your ‘special friend’)!!

Muchamiel airfield

Winging it!

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I am always there to ‘rescue’ you, but try to assist only when necessary, or requested…and for photos of course! Not everyone will ‘enjoy’ their flight in the euphoric ‘gotta do that again!’ sense. Some will be tense, a little fearful, and apprehensive. This is natural, but it is our aim that everyone be glad they went, be able to say they have flown a plane not just held the stick, and remember it always. Jan and I got married at the ‘Manor House’ Bar/Restaurant on June 21st (see pics on their website: www.themanorhouse. es). Thank you, Paul and staff for a perfect day. Remember Manor House ‘Bed/Breakfast/Evening meal + 1 hours flying’ deal?? 150 Euro for a couple!!!!!

Until next time, Chocks away! By Chris Pickles. (Sol-aero Flyers)

Warm, cuddly thing! Well with Solaero you are treated as a living, breathing, warm, cuddly thing (omit ‘cuddly’ if you’re a bloke) and the trial flight has structure, and purpose, so that you enjoy, and take something positive from it. An hour’s flight usually involves a trip to Muchamiel, a busy costal airfield and heliport. Before departure, I explain the dual flight controls, which I encourage people to hold and follow throughout the takeoff and climbout. At a sensible height and following instruction, you get full control, flying straight and level, then through two turning points before descending to Muchamiel. How far you take it down depends on circumstances, but you can follow the controls the whole

For more information call Chris / Janet 609 685 132 / 966 195 508 or see our main advert. (left)

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