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Hello and welcome to the November 2013 issue, the 108th edition of Tim magazine! Well, here we are with November staring us in the face and Christmas just around the corner. Where, oh where, has the year gone? Whilst the early mornings have a real feel of autumn about them we are all enjoying a real ”Indian Summer” – although, somehow, I’ve a sneaky feeling that we are going to wake up one morning and find that winter is well & truly upon us! November 1st is a RED day – All Saints Day. Don’t forget Remembrance Day on 11th – hope you have all bought your poppies - and not forgetting our friends from north of the border, St. Andrew’s Day is on the 30th. Last month’s competition winners were. The winner of the Nights free stay at the Fabulous Cases Noves in Guadalest is Carmel Eaton of Benejuzar Alicante. The Winner of the Pleasure Flight courtesy of Sol Aero was Bob Smith of Residential El Pinet La Marina, congratulations to our winners. See the entry form in this month’s edition for your chance to win a 50 euro note.

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I don’t know if it happens to you but I sometimes say things, in Spanish, to Spaniards and they stare back at me blankly obviously not having understood a word. Then comprehension flashes across their face and they repeat what I just said, word for word, but now they understand.

As late as 1950 whistle was in widespread use not for the fun of it

It’s not that I got the words wrong. My mistake was in the sound, stress or rhythm of what I said – I didn’t, for instance, trill the r or lisp the d enough. We Britons learn certain sounds and patterns when we are very young that match the language we speak and the Spanish language simply has different sounds and patterns.

In the 1950s when many Gomerans had to emigrate to find work

Navajo is supposedly the most difficult language in the world to learn but close behind must be the Brazilian Pirahã language. Both have sounds that are almost unknown in other languages. Pirahã can be whistled, hummed or encoded in music and it can be spoken without consonants or vowels by simply changing pitch, stress and rhythm. Spain too has a whistled language. It’s called silbo gomero or Gomeran whistle. Nobody knows quite what its origins are but when the Europeans got to La Gomera, one of the Canary islands, in the 1500s the original inhabitants were using it. In the modern whistle the Spanish language is replaced by two whistled vowels and four consonants. Originally of course the whistles interpreted the indigenous language but nowadays it’s Spanish. It can easily be understood two miles away and is perfect for the deep valleys and steep ravines of la Gomera.

but as a necessity. If you couldn’t whistle you would have to walk to pass on a message. Learning to whistle was less exhausting than walking up and down hills.

and when the road and phone networks began to improve the number of whistlers began to decline. By the end of the 1980s there were only a few whistlers left. It was generally disdained by the majority of the modernising population who saw it as something from the past suited to country bumpkins. Not so the government of the island who decided that it was a heritage to be cherished and the politicians made it a compulsory subject in primary schools at the end of the 90s. It’s not often that you’ll come across spontaneous flamenco as you stroll the streets of Triana but there are plenty of tablaos for tourists; the same is true of whistling. Stand atop a hill in Gomera and you’re more likely to hear the ringtones of mobile phones than whistling but there are demonstrations for tourists everywhere. In fact just as those tablaos in Triana have become a bit of a cliché disdained by purists there is a concern amongst academics that the essence of the whistling language will be lost amidst the touristy glitz. And it can’t be difficult to learn. Slim summed it up in To Have and Have not. “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow.”

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To advertise with TIM call 606 891 644 NOW! At the beginning of the year, the piece of new Spanish Legislation from October 2012, Ley 7/2012 came into effect with an obligation for Spanish Residents who were in situ on 31 December 2012, with individuals, companies and trusts required to make a Declaration of a variety of different assets in excess of 50,000 Euro per Section. For those who had previously completed the 720 Modelo Form, each year as at the 31 December you have an obligation to review such overseas assets and only make a further declaration if any of the asset sectors have increased by 20,000 Euro in value. To remind you, the 3 Sections were Bank Accounts, Property and other investments, such as Investment Bonds, Gilts, Share Portfolios, etc. For example, you may have sold a property in 2013 and invested the proceeds in an Offshore Investment Bond. This change would need to be declared between the 1 January and 31 March 2014. Of course, Expats come and go from Spain, therefore if you moved to Spain at some stage throughout this year and consider yourself to be a Spanish Resident (generally the 183 day rule applies January - December) you will have to note your Offshore assets as at 31 December 2013 and make a 720 Declaration by 31 March 2014. Tip: Contact your bank or investment company/broker and obtain a statement as at 31 December, keeping a copy for your records. Although we are quite independent of each other, we have teamed up with Pellicer & Heredia Spanish (English speaking) Solicitors and Tax Advisers who can provide professional wealth planning, tax and legal advice. We would like to give the opportunity for our Expat community to hear first hand from our highly professional colleagues and invite you along to the following Seminar. Watch out for others. You can expect to receive a short Presentation surrounding the Modelo 720 Declaration, Income Tax, changes to Inheritance Tax and there will be opportunity for Q&A. Attendance is FREE but spaces will be limited, so kindly phone the numbers below to book your place. Centro Municipal (Next to Policia Local) Quesada Tuesday 10 December 10.50 for 11.00am start You can book your place by telephoning Torrevieja Office: 965 704338 10 – 2pm Nick Venn DipPFS: 689 151631 / 966 196563 or email: PLEASE NOTE THAT AES INTERNATIONAL IS NOT AUTHORISED TO PROVIDE TAX ADVICE. IT IS IMPORTANT AND WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU SEEK ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS. E-mail: • Web site:


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JAGUARS Pussycats and Poppy’s.

In aid of the Royal British Legion The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club in Spain latest event happened on the 21st September at The Manor House in Parendon, near Pinoso. This time the JEC brought their beautiful Jaguars to support the Pinoso Branch of the Royal British Legion. One member, Mark Davy and his wife Sue came all the way from Almeria, over 350 km each way in his fabulous Jaguar XJS coupe, well done Mark & Sue. As well as the Jaguar’s on show, there were side shows and events to suit everyone. If you want to see more pictures from the event or find out more about the JEC in Spain go to our dedicated web site http:// The weather was very kind to us, as usual in Spain, making a perfect day for cruising our “big cats”. The Manor House had provided a privileged parking area to display the cars in the grounds. A few drinks and a chat and a look round the various stalls then lunch. The JEC had been given a private dining area in The Manor House Theatre. A selection of starters, pate and toast, egg mayonnaise, soup or fruit juice to start. A really good carvery for the main and a selection of deserts, I had the Lemon Meringue, beautiful. Including a glass of wine, they only charged us 10 Euros a head, fantastic value for money. May I take this opportunity to thank all those that attended and to thank Ian our Events Manager for putting together another brilliant day, I know he put extra effort in to this one. Ian also arranged a raffle which was called at the end of the meal, loads of prizes which raised 110 Euros which was donated to the Royal British Legion. The superb selection of 11 Jaguars at this meeting, a little down on our normal numbers but this one was a bit out in the wilds and a long way for some people to travel, but those few cars brought 25 enthusiastic members. More photographs and a last chat and people started to depart just after 5.00pm. A great day, supporting a great cause, good food, fabulous cars. Our next meeting will be mid November, the exact date and location is yet to be finalised. I also feel I have to give a special mention to John Parkin who has set up and manages our new web site and David Shea who set up and manages our facebook page Check them out. The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club is the largest of the worlds Jaguar Clubs, apart from joining in the fun at the meetings, full members also benefit from a glossy 132 page A4 monthly magazine, Jaguar spares department and a technical advice service second to none. If you live in Spain and own a Jaguar you should be a member of The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club. The JEC in Spain is organised by Eric Arnold, Chairman and Ian McMenemy, Events Manager. Eric can be contacted by email at or by phone on 609931647 or alternatively check out the JEC spain web site www.jec-spain. es Our Events Manager, Ian McMenemy can be contacted at

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T.I.M Magazine™ In my opinion, the main time for pruning roses here in Spain is mid to end of February, about a month earlier than in the UK. This is based on my experience living inland, where it is slightly cooler. If you are at the coast or in warmer areas, roses will keep growing all year but they would still enjoy a fairly hard pruning to rejuvenate Having said that, November is a good time to give roses a bit of a tidy over ready for winter as this will reap benefits for later. Firstly, prune back your roses by about half as this helps to prevent wind rock causing damage. Remove any dead wood and then take out some of the centre of the plant to encourage airflow. Trim back any stems that are crossing over to prevent chaffing. If you have climbing roses then make sure these are tied in properly, again to avoid wind damage. If you have new growth that is tall or drooping then gently extend these sideways before tying in and you will get many more flowers next year.

If you have any old roses that have grown too tall or become leggy then you could prune these hard from mid to late December. Take them down to within a foot of the ground and this will encourage new growth from the base. Do not feed your roses until the end of February as this will cause soft new growth which will be susceptible to damage from wind and frost Now is the perfect time to plant new roses. There are many varieties of roses available in garden centres that are container grown. You sometimes find roses sold in plastic bags or cardboard sleeves. Please avoid these as they are generally covered in a wax, dried out and are rarely a success. At this time of the year you will be okay to take your rose home and plant it in the garden without having to harden it off at all. Dig a hole approximately twice the size of the root ball and put a bit of gravel in the base to help drainage. Mix a little compost in with the soil you have removed to give a bit of nourishment. Place the rose in the hole and reintroduce the soil gently packing it down to eliminate air pockets. Take care not to bury the stem any higher than it was in the pot. What you want to avoid is covering the union on the stem where the rose was grafted. Heel it in gently and if you leave it sitting slightly lower than the surrounding ground level it will make a natural gully to hold water If you want to choose a specific rose then you can buy online. I have purchased many roses from Fryers Roses. You can request a brochure from them or browse online. Once you make your choices, email them and they will give you the price of postage, I have found it very reasonable. I have used other companies but find that Fryers are best for quality and they have proved very good with their aftersales service too. If you do purchase online from the UK you will be sent bare root roses and they come with a set of instructions for planting Of course, if you do not have any garden, roses can be grown in pots but make sure the pots are big. Thinking ahead for next year, roses do not like their roots to become baking hot so place pots where they will get some shade in the hottest part of the day Until next time……………………. By Barbara Barton

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Book Reviews Compiled by Rob Innis

A Flock of Female Friends By John McGregor Is the second part of John McGregor’s (TIM contributor) engaging autobiography, following on from his very successful first book Fairy Tales of an SAC, about his formative years in the Royal Air Force in the 1960s/70s. Now we fast-forward ten years to the events ~ and ladies ~ in John’s life at a time when his ex-wife had a wide circle of colourful female acquaintances that he referred to as her ‘flock of female friends’ or ‘the FFFs’. John observed these ladies closely over the years ~ the good, the bad and the cosmetically-challenged and describes them with dry humour and great affection in this witty and warm-hearted account. Tales of these funny, feisty, frisky, frivolous (and other descriptive ‘F’ words) women and their sometimes complicated love lives are interlinked with other stories revealing various aspects of John’s life during that busy fifteen-year period. It makes for a roller-coaster read from a man who clearly loves women but freely admits that he often has trouble understanding them! If you would like a copy of ‘A Flock of Female Friends’, RSP €10 here or £10 in the UK, please order directly from Woodfield Publishing on, or by telephone on 0044 1243 821234 during normal business hours, or via Amazon. Bargain Books on Ramon Gallud in central Torrevieja also stock the book. If you wish you can e mail John on or telephone him on 600088341 to arrange a copy, personally signed if requested – it is ideal as a birthday or early Christmas present!

This book introduces Adler-Olsen as the new Scandinavian author interested in the abnormal psychology of crime and is a piece of gripping story telling which will leave readers hungry for more. The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella I thought the early chapters were very flimsy and lacked any real depth but as I was on holiday and I pressed on and was glad I did. It developed into a more complex and interesting story - and I thought I recognised some material gleaned from Norman Lewis’s ‘Naples 44’, which by coincidence I had only read a few weeks ago. Therefore, bottom line not a bad read, a nice love story set around the tragic events in late WW2 in northern Italy. Can a British officer fall in love with a petulant local Italian girl....well that would be telling.

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One assumes an accurate and vivid portrayal of the period during 1944 in and around Naples after the allies successful move northwards through Italy ousting the occupying German forces. Told in a simple diary format Lewis tries to do the right thing (he is supposed to be maintaining security for UK forces) amongst a scene of devastation, hunger and tragedy. The events of local Italians trying to maintain their dignity amongst scenes of terror and struggle with allied forces occupying their land keep Lewis busy as he tries to do his duty. An insight into those confused war time days and the culture of various races thrown into the theatre of war. Having said all that there is the odd glimpse of humour and irony to lighten the mood. Norman Lewis wrote a wide variety of travel books based on his own adventures and explorations and are usually well worth reading.

Win a FREE copy of A Flock of Female Friends see page 55 Mercy By Jussi Adler-Olsen Reviewed by Ian Clark, La Mata T“Mercy” is the first book in the Department Q series. Copenhagen detective, Carl Morck is set to return to work after solving a case in which one colleague has been shot dead and another left paraplegic but the remainder of the homicide division do not want Morck back because of his individualistic methods of solving crimes. Rather than terminate his employment, Morck is “promoted” to the new position of Head of Department Q, a new division created to investigate unsolved crimes. The only problem being that the department has only one employee. The first case, which Morck takes a reluctant interest in, is the disappearance of Merete Lynggard, an up and coming female politician and potential Prime Minister who disappeared five years earlier. Morck thinks that the investigation is a waste of time but as he uncovers faults in the initial police enquiries, he becomes more intrigued with the case. 8

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Welcome to a new column in T.I.M. to showcase new technology, and hopefully demystify some of the jargon out there. Some of the tech (nology) I will include will be available now, for you to buy at your local electronics shop, and some will be “futures” – i.e. items that may be available in the future, or are items that are shaping the future of technology. I am going to start by discussing the confusion that is television purchases!

TV’s Ever got confused with your LED, LCD, Plasma, OLED, CRT’s? Nope, it’s not a spill from a can of alphabet soup – each of the above is genuinely a different technology used it TV sets, from the obsolete, to the most modern.


– Cathode Ray Tube, often referred to as “fat back”. These are your old style TV’s, you know, the one the burglars don’t steal, because it would give them a hernia? They work by a small “gun” firing small electrical charges at the screen, which then reacts, and makes the screen “glow”.

Plasma – These are the first of the “flat screen” TV’s that were available. They tend to suffer screen burn (where an image stays on the TV once it’s turned off – often seen on things like cash machines, and display boards), and cannot be used at a high altitude. They also use a LOT of electricity, and have a short life span. They work by having gasses trapped, with some mercury in them. When electricity is passed through the mercury, it glows, giving you the picture. LCD – Liquid Crystal Display – Basically the technology used

in many laptop screens, and briefly in lots of TV’s. These are cheap to make, but are very inefficient, as they have a large lamp illuminating the screen. Using much more electricity than they should, they are now being knocked off the top spot

by the new LED TV’s. These were also susceptible to damage, and if the screen was damaged, you would get the “liquid” coming through. They also suffer from slow response times, which mean they appear to “blur” during fast moving scenes in movies etc. It’s quite difficult to explain briefly how they work, but basically they are always on, and “electric shutters” move across the front to change the brightness and colours. It’s a bit like having all the lights on in a tower block, and everyone closes or opens their curtains to display the picture!


– Light Emitting Diode – here is the shocker – TV’s marketed as LED are actually LCD! Instead of having the lights on all the time, they are lit by a small series of LED’s (think tiny little bulbs). This massively improves the pictures, as they are lit by thousands of individual LEDs which means that a “bulb” is only lit when it’s needed. It’s far better on electricity (around 30% cheaper to run than a LCD one), and a heck of a lot quicker, so no blurring on fast moving pictures. These TV’s are also the best for lifespan, are the thinnest currently available, have the lowest running costs, and last the longest. If you are looking at a new TV, the chances are it will be an LED one, and is certainly the one to buy!

OLED – Organic Light Emitting Diode – this is a new emerging

type of screen, and because of its construction techniques, they can be made curved or even flexible. Keep an eye out for this type, as it will become the next big thing. There are loads of interesting future uses, such as a tiny display worn around the wrist, or fitted to a curved wall in a house. Not one to buy now, unless you have a large budget (OLED TV’s are around €8000), but as demand increases, expect to see more of these appearing at an affordable price. If all the above was too long, then basically, buy an LED one! Next month: Google Glasses, Scart (Euroconnector), HDMI, USB and lot’s more jargon to bust!

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Torrevieja Cricket Club Played 10, won 2, lost 8. Not very encouraging results. However, there are plenty of positives to take from the season. It is obvious that more practice is required, epecially when it comes to catching. The improvement of the juniors in all aspects of the game is pleasing especially their attitude and commitment. Fielding, batting, and especially bowling have all improved. The arrival of several new players, the involvment of Torrevieja council to improve the wicket, and the recognition of the Spanish government of cricket as a recognised sport in Spain are all pointers to a good future for Torrevieja CC. Their also enquiries from English touring teams to play games in Torrevieja.

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They live in a world where the human has been taken over by technology, everywhere you go in the UK, people have either a phone or a computer virtually fixed to their face.

to believe them, a week later, I remember going to the butchers for some bones for Billy my German Shepherd, who is forty-five kilos and built like a tank, when I returned home, I gave Billy one of the bones that must have been at least twelve centimetres in circumference, and to my amazement, with just one single movement of his powerful jaws, he had snapped the bone in pieces.

In many cases, humans and dogs are now on completely different frequencies. The dog lives in the moment, as was intended for us also, and the human becoming obsessed with the past or the future.

I will have undying respect for dogs for the rest of my life, not for the fact of their physical power, but for the fact of their power of their minds. Along with my Wife, Jean, my dogs helped me turn my very destructive life into a life of peace and tranquillity.

Some people live their lives without really thinking about the needs of a dog.

The self control that dogs show each day, inspired me to change my life and I know that they are a shining example to us all. Life is never about how powerful you are physically. It’s about how powerful you are mentally. Dogs have nothing but love for life., they continually see the best in every human being, and they operate on a level of calm and not violence. They live for today and can find reasons to be positive in the most stressful of situations. They ARE our teachers.

We live in a world, where dogs have to put up with a lot. For many of them, they are now redundant from their original jobs they were bred for.

They spare a quick ten minutes to take their dogs for a walk and then get on with their lives, without thinking of the frustration that may then build inside their dog. In other cases, there are many dogs that are physically abused each day, with the human taking out their frustrations on their supposed furry best friend, with this in mind, have you ever thought about one important fact? Each day, the dogs that are abused either mentally or physically could if they wanted retaliate and attack their harsh owners, but in almost every case they decide not to. That is why, in my opinion, I know that dogs have more self control than humans ever will. Like I have often said, many humans really do think of themselves as the most intelligent species on earth, but that is simply not true. The dog is and that’s a fact. I was once lucky enough to be invited by the Metropolitan Police to their dog training centre in Keston, Kent. What I witnessed that day was awesome, the intelligence and strength of these German Shepherds has stayed with me forever. Not just that, but their bravery too was simply inspiring to watch, they are the chosen breed worldwide to work with the police and for very good reasons.

We have set up an animal charity, where we help the most severely abused and injured animals in Spain. If you would be kind enough to donate anything to this special cause you can do by PayPal, where the account details are peter@ or to our Nat West charity account, where the sort code is 60-16-03 and the account number is 73754900. Even one euro will help, so please, please, try and support us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Peter is a dog behaviourist, offering one to one consultations in your own home, along with dog psychology classes across the Costa Blanca.

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Written by Rob Innis with Ignacio Pellicer Mollá (Abogado- Solicitor – Barrister - Tax Advisor) of Pellicer & Heredia Abogados

We make no apology for covering the Non-Resident’s Spanish tax situation again in this article. They must make their annual tax return for their Spanish tax liabilities by December 31st of every year. Many non-residents either choose to ignore this issue or are unaware of the need to do this - incorrectly thinking a UK tax return suffices. This process depends on their activities in Spain and so what taxes are consequently due. Even if you think as a non-resident you do not have any liabilities if you own a property in Spain you are automatically liable for the Property Owners Imputed Tax. This is a small tax generated by property ownership. Many people seem to think this is a huge tax because the amount of 24.75% is sometimes mentioned. But that is the amount levied on 1.1% of your property’s catastral value so typically the final tax due is quite a small amount. Additionally if you have been letting the property to either short term, (i.e. holiday lets) or long term that income is taxable in Spain. Taxes on rentals tastral Value Ca 00 ,0 45 ith are in fact due quarterly w e Hous = 495 1% 1. x 00 ,0 to be in full compliance 45 Taxable income: s. ro Eu 51 2. 12 and so we can advise you x 24.75% = Tax payable: 495 whatever your particular renting arrangements. Payment Period: . tire calendar year en e th g rin du ce On In the past the Spanish tax authorities have often not collected these taxes but as we have frequently stated before now that ‘times are hard’, so the Spanish government are investing more time and resources into collecting all monies due. Now is a good time to get your affairs in order to prevent large fines and maybe other problems such as bank account embargoes. This could result in your standing orders not be paid and consequential cutting off electricity and water supplies again generating more problems and costs.

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then click the “Stop” button. A confirmation window will appear. Click the appropriate hardware device, then click “OK.” The “Safe to Remove Hardware” window will inform you that it’s now safe to unplug the USB flash drive from It’s always a good practice to safely remove your your computer. USB flash drive before unplugging it from your computer. This prevents data loss and extends 4 Click “OK,” then click “Close.” the life of your external storage device. To 5 On the rare occasion that windows will not remove a flash drive from your computer: allow safe removal I suggest you close the 1 Close all files you accessed from the flash drive. computer down then remove the stick. One of the biggest causes of damage experienced in the past year or so is due to incorrectly removing hardware, usually USB devices causing all sorts of expensive results!!

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When Walt Disney had Mickey Mouse running around Medieval streets in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, he must have conjured up the idea after a visit to Albarricin, the mountain top village whose streets are so narrow that neighbours can not only shake hands from their windows they can probably share the same curtains. Arguably one of the prettiest villages in Spain, Albarracín is probably as well known as Teruel, the smallest provincial capital in the country and regular record holder of the unenviable title of Spain’s coldest In the southernmost province of Aragón, Teruel city is only a couple of hours away from bustling Valencia and the shimmering beaches of the Costa Azahar, but a world away in temperament. Teruel is best known as the centre of some of the most beautiful examples of Mudéjar architecture in Spain. While the gloriously rich brick and tile designs might be the jewels in the city’s crown they are enriched in their settings by the delightfully florid examples of Modernista art, the Spanish equivalent of arte nouveau. On top of a pillar in the historic centre, the Plaza Torico, sits the symbol of Teruel, el Torico itself, the name taken from one of the many ways the Spanish use to reduce the size of something, in this case –ico, thus describing their icon as ‘the little bull’ – and it comes as a shock to see how small the statue actually is, given the Spanish propensity for big and bold in public sculpture.

Instead of taking the road direct from Teruel to Albarracín, make the slight detour into the Sierra de Jabalon via Bezas and the Espacio Protejido Pinares de Rodeno and its Neolithic rock paintings. Rodeno takes its name from the reddish rock in the area that contorts into strange formations.The road through the Espacio is a delightful wander through pine trees with long vistas of cornfields snaking off into the distance. Nothing prepares you for Albarracín though, with its narrow streets terracing up the hillside and the casas colgadas, the houses with their wooden balconies precariously hanging over the streets below. Albarracin sits on a rocky outcrop formed by a meander of the river Guadalaviar and has been classified by UNESCO as a monument of world interest. Stand in the centre of the Plaza Mayor and in a 360º turn you’ll see a town square almost as it would have looked in the 16th and 17th centuries – but without the cars of course. The buildings have been tidied up but not tarted up and the streets that radiate off at odd angles are like cobbled, stone and iron canyons shaded with beautiful wooden balconies. Up steps, around sharp little twists, down tiny alleyways where even at the height of summer the sun never reaches.

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Drift on, past Linares de Mora, with its ancient arched entrance to the village and the church spire rising over the narrow streets, down to Rubielos de Mora, once a religious centre which some claim, not without good reason, to be as lovely as Albarracín (and not to be confused with Mora de Rubielos, it’s next door neighbour and poor relation in the architecture stakes). Teruel, both the city and the province, have lived in not-so-splendid isolation for centuries. Over the last couple of decades there has been an exodus to the coast, with its offer of employment and cool, instead of bone achingly bitter, winters. In the last few years the area has begun reinventing itself as a tourist destination, catering to the nature lover, the sportsman and those who take delight in rural architecture. It’s not the place for those who like to laze away their days on the beach, glass of sangria in hand, but that’s just a couple of hours away if you really want it.

Around Teruel and onto the road for Corbalán and Allepuz, as it wends its way through beautiful rolling countryside, uninterrupted but for a scattering of farm houses, many of them in ruins, but some still with the curious steeple-like tower seen on early buildings in the region. After Allepuz (blink and you’ll miss it) you can stay on the main road to Cantavieja or Mirambel, another couple of ‘must see’ mountain villages, but if you’re of a skiing frame of mind take a right just after you leave the village onto a country road pointing in the direction of Valdelinares, one of the two ski villages in Teruel, the other being Alcala de la Selva. You feel as if you are driving through somewhere untouched since Noah was a lad. On the outskirts of most of the villages you pass (and there are very few of them) you’ll see rows of pajaras, the one-storey stone sheds the villagers used to store grain and keep rabbits in. Some of them are being bought up to make rural homes, although you’ll need a lot of building experience and a good bank balance to tackle them.

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T.I.M Magazine DID YOU KNOW that there is a medieval pilgrimage route that runs through this area and for part of the way makes a great day out on your bike? The ‘Camino De Santiago Del Sureste’, starting from near Valencia, goes all the way to Santiago de Compostella in the North West corner of the peninsula; about 1700 and a bit kilometres. I’m not suggesting for one split second you attempt the whole thing, but from Novelda to Elda and back is a good, flattish and scenic day out on your bike that is mostly ‘off road‘.


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Starting at Novelda, you need to find the road to the Castillo and Santuario. This is well signposted and leaves Novelda by the CV832. Once you get on the right road, go for about one kilometre looking out for a somewhat faded wooden sign showing a scallop shell pointing to your right down a stony side road. Soon you will come to a small bridge crossing the stream where you take the first path on the left over the bridge. Ahead of you, about two or three kilometres in the distance you will see the Castillo and Santuario of Santa Maria Magdelaine. Head for the tall chimney by the marble factory you can see in the distance. The path takes you over a stepping stone ford, so make sure you don’t fall in with your bike! The Santuario is a great place to stop; if you have never been here before it is well worth your time and effort to make a detour off the route. I’ve never been fit enough to cycle up the hill to the top. I have to get off and push, but the view is magnificent and the church and castle are unique; but be advised, it closes from two to five. While you there, ask the caretaker if he can put the organ music on…..ahhh….Vivaldi. After that there is a fast freewheel glide back to the Camino De Santiago Del Sureste. Returning to the route proper, take the bridge over the river and look at the signpost on the other side. Follow the pilgrimage scallop shell and go left. For the next two or three kilometres we can relax into our pace over a good off road track. When you come to the new AVE bridge, turn to your right after crossing the steam and under the railway flyover and look for a yellow strip of plastic about 2 meters up a wooden telegraph pole; this is the road you want and it’s not easy to find if you don’t know about the marker. Onwards and upwards at a gentle climb on a narrow cross-country track until you go under an older railway bridge. Soon you will come to a short, acute hill. My advice is get off and push! After a short while, you are in the suburbs of Elda. I won’t insult your intelligence by telling you how to get the centre of Elda, just follow the road and your instincts. Elda is bigger than it looks and it is quite a distance from the camino to the shopping centre. This is where it gets risky, if you’re not comfortable in traffic then get off and walk. If you are comfortable in city traffic then proceed with heightened caution anyway. In the UK, we have the Highway Code with rules for cyclists. I diligently adhere to these rules in Spain and I always use hand signals, when I intend to change direction in urban situations. Apart from that, I hope you enjoy Novelda to Elda crosscountry. Happy cycling. If at any time you feel fearful in the traffic…..get off and walk. I have made a You Tube video of the route, search



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TWENTY NUMBER SIX (Part Two) By John McGregor I loved it at Players for the sheer difference to anything I’d ever experienced in the forces and the pure pleasure of people-watching, everyday working-class characters from the tough city I had grown up in. I hadn’t see this side of life while at school and then going straight into the RAF at seventeen. The classic book and film ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ summed it up perfectly, Alan Sillitoe brilliantly capturing the mood and behaviour of people, and his snapshots of factory life were spot on. He actually wrote about another great Nottingham institution, the pushbike manufacturing factory, Raleigh, but the same attitudes, disciplines and people were perfectly prevalent at Players. Friday afternoons were best for entertainment , as everyone went to the pub at lunchtime. In our gang, we each bought a round so four pints in sixty minutes were a challenge, but after my lively years in the services I managed OK. George, the West Indian was a wonderful character. Every round he had a different drink, and his varied tastes were amazingly unpredictable: A bottled Guinness could be followed by a Cherry B, then maybe a gin and tonic, washed down by a pint of mild or a port and lemon. He then laughed and joked his happy way through the afternoon singing Calypsos and dancing, he was an excellent entertainer. The job of loading the huge lorries could be very boring, so I used to try to calculate the value of the load, about £50,000 then. The drivers and their mates were great fun, always with a never-ending supply of the latest jokes. The ancient Players’ factories were in narrow streets , built when traffic was much lighter and big artics hadn’t been invented, so reversing into the loading bays from the streets was very tricky. One lunchtime a reckless mate rashly bet his driver six pints he couldn’t do it one. With an audience of about fifty, leaning out of his cab at right angles but still somehow operating the pedals, and literally with a couple of inches to spare the driver made it in one to huge cheers and his mate’s disgusted admiration as they headed for the pub. Being casual labour I got frisked by security at least twice a week. At one minute to five everyone would be twitching in the corridors leading to the big doors, clutching their clocking in-and-out cards. As the big clock clicked time there was a scrum to punch your card, but as everyone surged for the door, someone – often me - was somehow, without violence lifted bodily off their feet by two burly uniformed men and transported into a tiny office and told, firmly but kindly to turn out their pockets. Stealing was a sackable offence but I’m sure it went on. In the factories you just picked a fag up from the line and lit it, no-one said anything apparently, although out on the loading bays that wasn’t possible, which suited me anyway as the fresher air was definitely preferable. I kept hearing the name ‘Clinton Arms’ and one day asked Arthur. He chuckled. ‘It’s a grotty pub in town: they’ve got topless barmaids there - so they say, I’ve never been.’ My future father–in-law Mike came to stay one night, and suggested I show him some Nottingham hospitality, so I said we’d go into the city centre. I found the Clinton Arms and parked nearby: Arthur was right, the pub was a bit rough, and perhaps understandably busy. Normally Mike and I would quibble to claim the right to buy the first round, but this time I let him go first into the pub. As luck would have it, a barmaid was just about to start her shift and came past us as we walked in. She was short, plumpish, quite attractive and was wearing a fashionable bright yellow tank top and matching mini-skirt. She ducked down under the serving hatch, and swivelled round to face us. With both hands she suddenly jerked the tank top down and as two large white breasts popped out, she smiled sweetly at my totallyunprepared father-in-law and asked him what he wanted to drink. To watch him trying to stammer out ‘Two pints of lager’ was just the funniest thing: he never forgot the experience and often brought it up in conversation. In the last week I was at Players, all the permanent staff were bussed over to a new modern development area of Nottingham called Clifton. They were shown a huge new state-of-the-art cigarette-manufacturing plant called ‘Horizon’ which was almost complete, and in a few months everything and everyone would be moved there and the old Lenton sweatshops would be closed forever. I really loved my time there, though, it was all so funny and memorable and I was quite sad when I had to say goodbye to everyone, especially my ‘uncle’ Arthur. Soon after that I left my beloved Nottingham home for ever to start a new career and life - but I never forgot my one and only taste of factory life and the fun I’d had there: Player power!


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TIM Magazine™ The intense heat from the summer has now gone and we move into a beautiful time of year when we can stay outside for longer without melting! In Spain we get more sun and good weather than most, but we can also get cloudy, rainy and cold days too and as we move into ‘Autumn’ the darker nights draw in, it’s at this time of the year we need to ensure we keep our health in check, keep happy and remain positive. A lot of people suffer a ‘dip’ in their mood at some point which can be caused by many differing issues not just lack of sun, for example hormonal imbalances, life issues, poor diet or the ageing process.... I can sense your reluctance to read more of this article but it’s not all about denial or huge life changing actions that cost the earth, here’s an look at some key foods and ideas to keep your ‘Cloud 9’ in the sky! Smile, its Exercise Time: Exercise is a natural stimulator of many important “mood” hormones, including serotonin and dopamine. Don’t think of exercise as a chore to lose weight or prevent heart disease “someday”. Remember that as little as 15 or 20 minutes of exercise every day will naturally release these feel-good hormones that are vital to feeling happy and calm as well as improving concentration. If high impact sports aren’t your favourite, and swimming in a cold pool isn’t your idea of fun either, try fast walking, Yoga or Pilates.

most vegetables and fruits contain some antioxidant with blueberries, cranberries, artichokes, prunes and strawberries topping the list, you should include these in your diet. If bananas are a favourite, eat them ripe! As a banana matures, it produces a naturally occurring form of dopamine. Although small brown areas on the fruit indicate bruising, these portions also contain the highest levels of dopamine. “I can resist everything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde Reduce your intake of sugary foods and saturated fats (don’t forget you NEED good fats!). Not only will these reduce dopamine levels in your bloodstream, saturated fats will clog your arteries and increase your risk of heart disease. You can still enjoy your favourite foods, but cut out as much sugar as possible. Go Easy On the ‘Power’ Juices: Reduce caffeine or switch to decaffeinated coffee, avoid caffeinated sugary soft drinks and reduce alcoholic drinks to one or fewer per day. Ultimately these are stimulants that can temporarily give you a lift but actually deplete valuable hormones in the long run.

By Mo Reeves Happy Fuel “If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” Anon Serotonin helps regulate mood, sleep patterns and appetite. Foods such as whole-wheat bread, pasta, potatoes, cereal and brown rice, are rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that converts to serotonin in the brain. Tyrosine is another important amino acid (a building block of protein) found in dairy products, meats, poultry, nuts, fish (oily types are especially good for the Omega oils). It encourages your brain to release dopamine. Low dopamine levels can cause depression, a loss of satisfaction, addictions, cravings, compulsions, low sex drive, as well as an inability to focus. These neurotransmitters act as stimulating substances to the brain and can help perk you up by making you feel more alert and sharpening your thinking. In addition to meats and dairy products, other specific tyrosine-rich foods that help increase dopamine levels are almonds, avocados, beans, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Some of the best fruits and vegetables are apples, peppers, watermelon, dark green vegetables, and beetroot as the vitamins found naturally in these fruits and vegetables aid in the production of dopamine in the body. Free radicals lower dopamine levels and antioxidants eliminate them, as 32

Supplement your intake: B vitamins (B6, B9, B12), NADH and omega-3 fatty acids appear to increase dopamine levels and if you want to take additional supplements visit your local Herbalist shop. Reach a new goal: Dopamine is all about pleasure; it’s one hedonistic brain chemical that’s for sure. Luckily, all you have to do is train your brain. Whether it’s important to you to get everything on your ‘to do’ list done or finally get that Open University Degree, reaching a new goal will put your pleasure centres into party mode! Sex!: Sexual intercourse can increase dopamine levels. Low dopamine levels can decrease sex drive (bet you’re reading the article again and making notes this time!). Get plenty of sleep!: One of the best ways to feel energized and ready to tackle the day is to get plenty of sleep. Dopamine has been tied to feelings of wakefulness, so in order to get that wakeful feeling, get 7 to 8 hour of sleep a night and keep the room dark. When you are sleep deprived, your body decreases production of leptin, the hormone that tells your brain there is no need for more food. At the same time it increases levels of ghrelin, a hormone that triggers hunger... that’s for another article!

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Mediterranean vegetable bake Active time: 50 mins


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»» 1 red onion, finely

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Gastronomy and music in Jumilla Even in Spain November can be a dreary month, however a visit to Jumilla this month will soon lift the gloom. Starting with food and wine – two of my favourite subjects! –November is the ideal time to come toJumilla, especially for those of you who fancy a meal somewhere different. Jumilla will be celebrating the VIII Jornadas Gastronómicas (gastronomic weekends)every weekend from 1 November until 1 December. If you have a special occasion to celebrate, or just fancy splashing out on a gastronomic meal, you might like to try the 30€ menus in some of Jumilla’s best restaurants. It may sound a lot more than your usual menúdeldía, but you will be served up a feast accompanied by excellent Jumilla wines and I can assure you that there will be more than enough to eat. Just think what this would cost you back in the UK, and you will agree that it’s a bargain! Ideally, book a table to go with a group of friends who have large appetites and who can help you out. If you have a more limited budget do not fear, as the participating bars and restaurants will also be offering a tapa and glass of Jumilla wine for 2€ on the Ruta del Puchero. These are not your usual tapas by the way, as each bar and restaurant vies to produce the most original tapa, many of them based on typical dishes from Jumilla. As I don’t eat meat, which most local bars and restaurants are now aware of, I often request something different – and it has never been a problem. November is going to be a busy month in Jumilla’s lovely theatre, TeatroVico, although for many of us the monologues, dramas and films in Spanish may be a bit too challenging. Music lovers will be in for a treat, with two concerts to celebrate the festival of Santa Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The first concert, performed by the AssociaciónJumillana de Amigos de la Música, will be on Sunday 17 November at 12.00, with seats costing from 3€ (in the gods) to 5€ in the stalls. The second concert in honour of Santa Cecila will be given by the Asociación Musical JuliánSantros at 19.30on Saturday 23 November. Tickets for this concert will be between 2€ and 4€.

For those of you who are interested in fossils, there will be an exhibition of fossils in the Ethnographic and Natural Sciences museum on the Plaza de laConstitución. The exhibition will open at 20.00 on Tuesday 26 November with a conference organised by SebastiánMartínez and will continue until 15 December. Museum opening times are: TuesdaytoSaturday 10:30 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:00;SundayandBank Holidays 11:00 to 13:30. Back to wine again, the European Enotourism Day will be celebrated on 10 November with open doors in Jumilla’s bodegas, where you can taste wine, ham, cheese and olive oil. There will also be guided visits to Jumilla Castle. An opportunity not to be missed! If you would like to combine a trip to Jumilla in November with a guided walk around the old town in English, please get in touch with me via the contact page on my website: http:// by Sue Walker

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Monthly cycling tips / advice and routes. by Gary and Lynn “Cyclogical” Quesada.

Cyclogical - Cycle Route 2. Quesada to Torrievieja Marina / Beach. Leave Quesada by the Arches, go round the large roundabout and come off onto the cycle track that runs along the side of the dual carriageway heading towards Torrevieja.Follow the cycle track until you come to the third roundabout and turn right heading towards Los Montesinos cycling for 300m on the road. On your left you will see 2 old railway sleepers standing on their ends, this is the start the old Railway line (just before the garden centre on the corner). Turn onto this track and follow it all the way to Torrevieja. After about 1km along there is a cycle parking area with seats under a couple of trees, the views out over the salt lakes and towards the mountains are fantastic. You can lock your bikes here and walk down to the edge of the Salt lakes and make snow-balls with the salt. We have even seen people washing themselves in the water as the chemical content is supposed to be very good for you. After leaving here just follow the track which changes onto a paved path (the Verde Corridor) as you pass through La Siesta and San Luis follow this path all the way until you come to the N332 that you cycle under. At this point you will see 2 newish buildings, one on each side of the path, this is the old railway station and is now a museum for the Salt Lakes and well worth a look. Approx 50m further on you will come to a main road. Stop here and look for the masts of the boats/ships etc. This is the Marina / Beach area that you are heading for. You will have to cycle or walk through the streets but just keep heading towards the boats. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from in this area with some great tapas bars to satisfy your needs before retracing your tracks for your return journey. Total cycling time: 3 Hours. Total Distance:30Kms. Summary: Nice flat route, plenty to do & see& suitable for all ages and abilities. Gary and Lynn are available at Cyclogical in Quesada Monday to Friday from 9.30am till 5.30pm and from 10am till 2pm on Saturdays to assist and advise you on all you’re cycling requirements 40

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TIM Magazine™ To teach flying you have to be fairly good at it …. obviously! It requires serious multitasking, sectioning your mind to perform different tasks independently, some of which are against the instincts we’ve learned as land based beings.

By Chris Pickles, Sol-aero flyers

Roll with aileron, yaw with rudder, balance with both, control speed with pitch, height with throttle, pitch with elevator…….all this has to be done in your sleep because you’re busy checking airspeed, altitude, vertical speed, balance, engine parameters, safety, as well as keeping lookout, mapreading, navigating, weather watching, monitoring the radio and talking to ATC! I do all this whilst thinking about lunch, work, whether we can afford to castrate the dog etc, but a new student is massively overloaded…..he knows what he’s supposed to do but simply cannot process the information quickly enough. Eventually everybody gets there, but I sometimes forget just how hard it is at first. Well I got a reminder last month when I learned to fly….a kite!!

Alex(R) with bloke in gay shorts!

We spend a lot of time on the coast waterskiing. I’ve watched the kiteboarders and promised myself I’d learn….It looks cool, I can control the board, I understand the kite, so how hard can it be?? VERY!! Alex (51) was a brilliant instructor, starting you on land with small kites of 3m wingspan, learning how to position them to develop power. Even these are strong enough to pull you over if you drop them hard into the power-zone. Then you progress onto 5m kites with a body harness and land-board to learn kite control whilst moving. This is hard! When you mess up, the kite yanks you off the board. “Control bar forward!!” yelled Alex……Control bar back yelled my instincts…. Kite stalls… brain catches up and puts bar forward…kite is now in power-zone and drags you down the beach until you crash!! But after a time I could travel a few metres, and I could avoid crashing.

Initiate drowning procedure!

Next we learned to ‘body-drag’ in the water. Lying forwards, flying the kite in and out of the power-zone while dragging through the water…….brilliant!! “O.K” said Alex “Time for the 19!” The kite used for surfing has a wingspan of 19m. Immensely powerful…you could kill yourself with this! Body-dragging was great, but developing excess power had you airborne….a lot!! We practiced launches…on your back with board on feet, diving the kite into the power-zone, standing up and reducing power. Several drowning’s later I attempted my first surf! Good launch! O.K...lift kite, bar forward, steer cross-wind, lean back, edge the board, front leg straight, back foot down… too slow…. you’re sinking!.....dive the kite!!....too fast!!........shit!!!.........Initiate drowning procedure!!!!

Think I’m getting it!!

As a novice I just couldn’t think fast enough! I tried again and again….. until……I was up! Moving! Steering!! After 10 hours of instruction I managed 20m, it was amazing! I love this sport! One of my ex-students now teaches aerobatics, so you never know. I could be a future champion! For now, I’m enjoying being a student. Perhaps it will make me a more patient instructor? Until next time,, Chocks away!

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The Royal British Legion in Spain, Pinoso Branch, As covered in the October addition of T.I.M. the Pinoso branch of the Royal British Legion in Spain held its major fund raising event on Saturday 21st September. (Pictures above). The Gala Day was an enormous success and raised in excess of 2,000 Euros for Branch Funds and the Poppy Appeal. The annual Royal British Legion in Spain, Pinoso branch, Service of Remembrance takes place on Sunday 10th November at the Parochial Church of St. Peter, Pinoso from 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The Pinoso branch of the Royal British Legion in Spain has a full programme of social events throughout the year. New members are always welcome, meet people, make new friends and raise money to help the armed forces of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Next Meeting Tuesday 26th November at 19:30 at Meson Tonet restaurant in Pinoso. For more details, please contact: Branch Secretary. Email: secretary.; Tel: (0034) 686 696 365 Visit our new website at pinoso

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October 24th - November 22nd

Aries Someone from the past will try to make their way back into your life. Keep up your guard when they’re around. It’s possible they are more interested in your bank account than your wellbeing. Although you sympathise with people who are down on their luck, you don’t like deception. Stick close to the friends who have proven their loyalty over the years. They’ll talk sense into you when your resolve starts to waver. You’ve always been vulnerable where this game player is concerned.

Leo You’re starting to reconsider your role in the family. Adopting a less prominent role will relieve anxiety. It’s exhausting trying to manage the lives of people who resent your interference. Take a few steps back and let your relatives make their own mistakes. If you’re dealing with a troubled child, it is important to change your approach. The methods you’ve been using have not worked. Give careful thought to what motivates them. Leaning on this pressure point will yield the results you want.

Sagittarius Changes are occurring behind the scenes, but you’re not sure what they are. This makes a straightforward person like you very frustrated. You’d rather know the unvarnished truth than be kept in the dark. While the powers that be are huddled in conference meetings, you’ll be left to do the lion’s share of work. Try to conserve your energy. You will need it for an upcoming fight. It may be necessary for you to defend your position or interview for a new job.


Taurus Don’t be so quick to help others. Sitting back and observing will demonstrate faith in their abilities. It’s hard for a capable person like you to see novices struggle with simple tasks. Instead of taking these jobs away, give people the chance to hone their skills. It’s the only way they’ll get better. Renegotiating a contract will take time and effort. Be ready to hold out for better terms, even at the risk of a confrontation. Defend your interests.




It will be hard to follow a schedule, as last minute emergencies will greet you at every step. Instead of making appointments and mapping out schedules, leave your calendar open. That way, it won’t be so difficult so change gear. Ask a neighbour to relieve you of carpooling or childcare duties for the time being. You can cover for them at a later date. Right now, you have to be ready to work extra shifts, meet repairmen and get medical consultations.

Taking up a hobby or sport you enjoyed as a youngster is a really good idea. You need an outlet for your imagination. Lately, you’ve been so busy with domestic responsibilities that you have neglected your creative side. This is a mistake. When you get bogged down in dull routines, you become irritable and quarrelsome. You hate being this way, but aren’t sure how to change. Pick up a pen, paintbrush or ball. All the resentment that’s been building will melt like morning mist.



There will be a reshuffling in your personal life. Duties you normally perform will be handed to someone else, while you will preside over another area. Whether you’re training for a different job, recuperating from an illness or coping with some major street repairs is immaterial. The important thing is to go with the flow. Fortunately, you’re a fairly easy going person which means it’s easy for you to be flexible. You could even benefit from the changes being imposed on you.

You’ll have to juggle your budget to cover unexpected expenses. Resist the temptation to buy things on your credit card. It will take a lot of time and money to pay off such bills. You’re better off using cash for anything you buy. If that’s not possible, keep these purchases to a minimum. Eventually, you’ll find another source of income that will ease your financial burdens. Until then, sit tight and be as resourceful as possible. This, too, shall pass.



Reconnecting with your friends is critical. Lately, you’ve been so wrapped up in a love affair or creative project that you’ve fallen out of step with your social circle. It’s time to make amends. Don’t be surprised when loved ones give you the cold shoulder. Nobody likes being neglected. You’ll have to persist and pursue these people. Apologise for your behaviour and resolve to make a fresh start. Be as giving to others as they have been towards you or life will become lonely.

It may be impossible to please your employer. Every time you finish a job, they ask for revisions. This will undermine your confidence. You might even start questioning your sanity. Actually, you’re doing everything right. Your superiors are the ones being indecisive. Unfortunately, this is undermining your performance. Save yourself time and trouble by doing the minimum until a clearer vision emerges. There’s no point in putting all your creative energy on a project that will later be abandoned.

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You long to redefine who you are and how others see you. That’s a tall order. If you’re serious, you must do some hard work and remain committed. Getting control of your anger and jealousy issues will be difficult. If there is anyone who can overcome such challenges, it is you. You might have to get professional help. Following a strict programme will keep you focused and productive. It will be a relief breaking away from old behaviours that were undermining your health and happiness.

Pisces You’ll have to revise a big project you thought was finished. Correcting minor errors will be time consuming. This is the sort of painstaking labour you really loathe. Instead of focusing on your discomfort, resolve to work through it. By establishing yourself as a conscientious team player, you will pave the way for better assignments. It’s time to show your boss you can be trusted with time sensitive jobs. You’ve always operated quickly, but must become more precise in your duties.

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At first glance, it may seem a slightly curious subject to want to waste in the region of seven hundred and fifty odd words on but I bet people who live here know what I’m on about and, I daresay, one or two might have even made the same mistakes as me. Perhaps if I rather sheepishly own up to loitering near the ladies toilet with the camera on my mobile poised, the alarm bells would probably ring even louder. I’ll explain that comment in due course, and it really isn’t as depraved as it sounds, you’ll see. You need to be a regular frequenter of local pubs and cafeteria’s to fully understand that prolonged use of either will inevitably result in the need to spend a penny, or centimo as they say in these parts. With a bewildering array of top quality coffees and beers to choose from, a couple more things Spain, in my humble opinion, does better than the UK, trips to the loo can be many and frequent on a good night out. It’s just as well then that even in the dingiest looking bars or cafes, the facilities are invariably top notch; clean, well maintained and nearly always immaculate. Inside though is rarely the problem, putting aside the fact the disgusting habit of not actually flushing, even after a number two sit down jobby, seems ingrained in the native population.

obvious, it’s remarkable how often it’s possible to get it wrong because the stylish artwork really isn’t that clear. Occasionally, thoughtful owners will helpfully add Caballeros or Senoras above or below their exotic designs. This tends to be the exception rather than the rule and all too often it’s every man, and frequently woman, for his or herself. If you’re lucky, a simple doubletake will do and you can soon be on your way to the potty. It’s not always as simple as that though, and for anyone seated nearby, the slight pause as you approach the dunny, staring intently, can only mean one thing. You haven’t got a clue which side to use!

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on unsuspecting punters by certain mischievous owners. This theory is lent a little credibility when you also consider most water closets are tucked away, either out of sight or behind bamboo or wicker type screens which cast murky shadows precisely where you need a little light. Curious that. Anyway, back to my surreptitious loitering with a mobile phone. I did attempt to illustrate these words, and, in the process emphasise the whole point of them, by snatching a couple or three shots of one or two of the more flamboyant offerings. It honestly didn’t occur to me in doing this I’d get quite a few quizzical looks from the pub patrons, especially the female clientele. I soon abandoned the completely misguided attempt. A favourite haunt of mine is one of those old fashioned cafeteria cum bar type places that probably haven’t changed in years. You know the sort, old fashioned fixtures and fittings, gloomy looking, with a massive mirror behind the bar and full of old blokes slapping down dominoes. I’m not even sure why I like it. Something to do with the loo’s maybe because imagine my delight, when, fearing the worst on my first visit, I ventured up the rather precarious stairs to be met by a very pleasing sight. Not for this salubrious joint though the cheap and tacky sticky backed labels commonly available from hardware stores that you might expect, oh no. Each bog door here was rather tastefully painted with full sized images of a bird in a bikini and a suntanned, blond beach bum. Presumably her boyfriend! Quite why everywhere else in Spain can’t make it this simple beats me. The worst culprits seem to be the trendy places popular with younger people, where, in keeping with the designer decor within, only arty, farty and completely over the top signage will do for the little boys, and girls, rooms. Elsewhere on my coffee or beer sampling travels I’ve encountered matadors and their female equivalents, Sevillano’s, big built naked people, (each of which was facing the other way exhibiting sizeable bottom cheeks), boy and girl baseball players and various sundry others distinguishable only by assorted headgear. There really is no such thing in Spain as bog standard, unless of course you count the fact that they’re all as difficult to tell apart as each other. The final word must go to those ever resourceful Chinese, who, not content with their restaurants and giant superstores full of cheap colouring books and plastic toys, are already getting the hang of cafeterias too. The other day I went in one where, for the avoidance of any doubt, the gents and the ladies were identified by huge blue and red neon signs with flashing arrows considerately pointing the way. You’ve got to hand it to them.

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Bob Berriman returned to Spain from a few weeks in cooler climes and ‘buried’ the opposition to win Gold at Alenda Golf with



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33 out of the 34 players claimed to have been cheated out of a prize! One member who shall be nameless, but whose initials are JA, returned to the clubhouse complaining that he was knackered and how useless his electric trolley was until someone pointed out the power on switch! Ho Hum! The presentation of prizes took place outside on the terrace. The Captain

Forthcoming HVGS Golf Days and Other Events Tuesday 12th November Bonalba Golf: Meet in the Clubhouse at 09.45 am Monday 18th November Bar Pepin: Annual General Meeting 6.00 pm Friday 6th December Roca R’rant, Aspe: Presentation Dinner Dance 7.30 for 8.00 pm Live entertainment by David Stanley

reminded certain members of the importance of turning up on time before congratulating everyone for their contribution to a great day’s golf. He urged members to support

Tuesday 10th December Font Del Llop: Meet in the Clubhouse at 09.15 am Tuesday 14th January Alicante Golf: Meet in the Clubhouse at 09.15 am

the AGM at 6 pm on Monday 18th November. Chairman Ron outlined the




change of venue, for the End of Season Presentation Dinner Dance on Friday 6th December at Roca Restaurante, Aspe.


For information on how to join HVGS contact the Secretary, David Fellows, on 965978104 and 649552730 or email: . To reserve your place on the list for the Society Golf Days contact the Captain, Graham Palmer, on 966 180 612 and 689 296 694 or e-mail him at • Web site:

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CAMPO GOLF SOCIETY Campo golf society meeting on 20th September at Alenda We arrived at Alenda golf, to find out that they hollow-tyned the green’s which was not good as they had not told me before we arrived. But the good news was, that they let us have the green fee at 32.50 which in a small way made up for it ,but in fact the green’s were not that bad after all. The weather was as always nice and hot with a light wind which made the golf and the day great. Just to remind the members that our Christmas meeting will be on the 13th of December, and we need 20 players so we can get the dinner and the golf at a good prices. The winner at Alenda was Barry Gannaway with 36 points N/P on the 5th was Jan Hendriks N/P on the 10th 2nd shot was g. kahn N/P on the 16th was Jan Hendriks The next meeting is at Alenda on the 21st November 1st tee 9.36 The December meeting is Bonalba on the 13th DECEMBER 1st tee 9.28 The Christmas dinner will follow at Bonalba after we have played. P.S. If you have people staying over Christmas who would like to play on the 13th just ring me on 618 834 774 - Brian Johnson

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GENERAL Electric Fire Halogen, Rotates, Good Condition, 30 euros. Tel 965 482 144. Hondon De Los Frailes. Powercaddy Electric Golf trolley for sale. In very good condition includes battery, charger and a carrying / storage bag 120E. also, Set of Slazenger golf clubs. 8 number 1,3,5 metal woods irons Ping putter and a bag powercaddy, 75E 966 732 665 tel Guardamar Large upright silver Servis freezer with 5 shelves and 2 pull out drawers in vgc 100€, also Under counter white Beko Fridge with 2 shelves, vegtable drawer and 3 compartments in the door vgc 50€ Contact 0034 637 487 377 buyer must collect from Quesada For Sale. Brio Drop tail Galvanised Box Trailer. Dimensions 120cm x 100cm x 50cm. Recent new tires, Waterproof cover. Takes up very little stowage space.150 Euros also For Sale. 7Kw Free standing wood stove burner together with 2mtrs of 12cm dia 12cm pipe and black enamel. Spinning cowl, still has new price sticker on it! Home made 20 X! 2 reducer. 250 Euros. Tel 966 192 151 Hondon Area.


Ron Thompson fishing rod 12ft 2piece quiver avon 2 tops as new cond 25 euro, also 12ft float rod graphite ex cond Fortuna area tel 966 846 828 WALKING FRAME AS NEW Lightweight, folding, 2 wheels Little used cost 75 euros will accept 45 euros Pinoso area Telephone 96 597 8591 Her Indoors wanted a change, so I have what you need to enclose your arched naya laminated glass windows and rejers - call me on 675 360 574 (Villena area) and I will email you photographs. Navigator inflatable, 2.35m two man, never used 250euros, Bearing compass never used 45 euros ,Chest high waders size 9 20 euros Also 2.75mx2m caravan porch awning Leisurwise 100euros Mar Menor area 647 037 495 2 Computer Monitors - Yuraku Widescreen LCD Studio Display 19 “wide, unused € 50 each Professional Video Camera Tripod, Vinten Pro-Touch 510, € 150 Panasonic TC-15M2R15 “Colour TV, € 20 Sony DVPNC615 DVD / CD Player, virtually unused, € 50 BBQ Charcoal, W 70cm, D 42cm, H 30cm, Flat bed type [free standing on a basis, or can be built in] Easy clean removable ash tray, 3 cooking heights, c / w cooing racks, little

used € 50 ... Jamonera, designed to hold a leg of ham (Spanish cured ham) Whilst it is sliced ... € 15 Galvanised Rigid Chimney Liners [unused] 1 Metre x 300mm € 10 and 1 Metre x 250mm € 7 Small selection of building materials, blocks etc ... offers 653 200 682 Pinoso. Aiwa music centre good speakers needs some attencion 10 euros Wood and glass display cabinet fit large room,will let go cheap 965 480 098 Hondon area Navigator inflatable, 2.35m two man, never used 250euros, Bearing compass never used 45 euros ,Chest high waders size 9 20 euros Also 2.75mx2m caravan porch awning Leisurwise 100euros Mar Menor area 647 037 495 Brand new wifit board for sale in the box never being opened 60 euros tel 965474288. Sax area

SERVICES REMOVALS-DELIVERY AND PICK UP SERVICE. Large van and competitive prices. Call 658 626 315 Weed Spraying Service For driveways,paths & car parks etc. Prices start from 20E Tel No: 675 874 665/691 260 502

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ALL ASPECTS OF PLASTERING SPECIALISING IN DAMP PROOF TREATMENTS *Mono capa *Skimming *Rendering *Tiling All building works undertaken Call: 636 573 791

Large van leaving Spain to the UK and UK to Spain every month. space available both ways, very reliable Tel or 690 818 090, UK mob: 07504 927034 email:

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 *mini digger for hire, mini excavations, gravelling driveways etc



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Wanted. Small engineering Lathe. Tel 966 192 151. Wanted large wooden shed, can dismantle and collect. Please email or phone 619 592 708. Wanted all cage and aviary birds from finches to Parrots, Pinoso Phone 966 966 072 or 633 386 752

VEHICLES 2nd hand cars bought and sold Tel 691 260 502



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Wanted, Parrots, Conures, Lorries, Pinoso Phone 966 966 072 or 633 386 752

CLUBS ACE Group Rallies We are a group of mainly British expats, but we do welcome and indeed have amongst us, other nationalities, who own either a caravan, motorhome or tent, that organise and hold monthly rallies. If you would like to join us, and meet new friends, all you need to do is come along to a rally, there are no joining or other fees. Forthcoming coming rallies are listed below and if you would like to come along or would like more information please contact us by email: 7th-14th September -Camping Lo Monte, Torre de La Horadada, Spain 4th11th October - Camping Parque Campismo, Fuseta, Portugal. A group of us meet every Thursday at the Sunset Cafe on the n332 in Cabo Roig for rideouts. We are multi-national, and all makes of motorcycle are welcome. for more info contact Rob on mollyandbaileybassett@ Men at munch meet every second Wednesday of each month to coincide with the Fortuna Ladies Luncheon Club. Next meeting at “Alonso” near the Fortuna info centre at 13.30. All welcome,good company,no agenda! DUPLICATE BRIDGE. We play every Wednesday at 2.30 at Bar La Mata, Avda Switzerland, La Mata. For more info phone 966 715 897 Audrey.

Wanted to rent for several months. Large plot of land with accommodation water / electric etc. 635 796 255

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Wanted second hand Nokia 8800 Sirocco phone tel 606 891644


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Sat 7th December Charity dance & buffet. Dancing to live music from tribute duo on at Las Kalendas Bar Fortuna All proceeds to food parcels for needy. Tickets 10€ inc. food. 693248829 or 690273280 or from Top To Toe.

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NEW! Zumba Classes in Sax and Villena. Burn calories and have fun with a qualified exercise teacher and licensed zumba instructor. Call Judith for details 603 438 384 Forget the Workout – Join the Party! PARTY YOURSELF INTO SHAPE THIS AUTUMN! Ditch the Workout, Join the Party!! Zumba Fitness Classes with Certified Zumba Instructor in Pinoso, Fortuna, the Hondons for details contact Donna 966 195 876 / 699 408 773 wwwzumbaiberia. com It is never too early to start your Christmas shopping so here is a date to put in your diaries Friday, 29th November - PAPAs Christmas Market - Stalls, tombola, mulled wine and lots of other lovely things including PAPAs famous home made cakes! With the party season coming we will have some extra special clothing on sale too 10.30 to 2.30 at PAPAs. See our main advert in this edition of TIM for our location and contact details YOGA CLASSES WITH MARIS MESTERS (TRAINED IN INDIA RYT 200 500) 2nd to 8th November. CLASSES EVERY DAY 2 HOURS IN THE MORNING AT 1000 2 HOURS IN THE EVENING at 1600 All are welcome residents and non residents Prices: 20€ per day 100€ for7 days Accommodation available for 250€ for one week For maximum benefit Maris recommends attending the whole week course Classes held at The Olive Tree Guest House, Los Tenajones 33 ,Canada del Trigo, Near Pinoso Tel : Jenny on 954 070 553 info@ 60

PETS Canaries for sale,Cocks and hens various colours all this year’s birds, 10 eros each Castalla Tel. 672 924 557 For sale or exchange, African Grey Parrot, Budgies, Zebra Finches, Phone Pinoso, 966 966 072 or 633 386 752. For sale or exchange Senegall Parrots Breeding pair of 200 euros. Pinoso Phone 966 966 072 or 633 386 752.



EMPLOYMENT One of UK leading Care Companies are looking for hard working, compassionate caring people to join our team of carers working in UK on 2/3 weeks on 2/3 weeks of basis. We offer full training program, top rates of pay, 28 days holiday, excellent support team. For consultation call 685406881 Are you struggling to recruit? Why not try the classifieds - you never know who you might find! Email us now with your job details. E-mail: • Web site:

PROPERTY RENTALS 3 bedroom furnished house to rent, quiet country location, 2 klms from town, 45mins to Alicante / Valencia airports, 60 euros per week, rent includes water, electric and council tax. tel..963 146 701.

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Sax - Ref: ff0554

Pinoso - Ref: ff0407

Salinas - Ref: ff0669

La Romana - Ref: ff0691

Large house for renovation 9 rooms over 2 floors Spacious 220m2 of accommodation Small garden & courtyard Only 59,000 euros

Renovated country house Separate guest accommodation 6 beds, 4 baths Swimming pool Now 269,950 euros

Pretty bargain finca 3 beds, 2 baths Swimming pool Walk to village

Country house close to town 3 beds, 2 baths Jacuzzi & BBQ Close to town

Wow! 99,995 euros

Reduced - 154,995 euros

Sax - Ref: ff0648

Salinas - Ref: ff0627

Sax - Ref: ff0565

Pinoso - Ref: ff0304

Country house in lovely area 4 beds, 3 baths Outbuildings & garage Swimming pool

Finca with casita Close to town 3 beds, 3 baths Central heating, Pool

Finca in natural parkland Gorgeous panoramic views 4 beds, 2 baths 7500m2 flat plot

Beautiful village house 4 beds, 3 baths Garden & pool Unique property

Only 226,950 euros

Reduced - 157,995 euros

Only 179,995 euros

Reduced to 172,995 euros

Salinas - Ref: ff0710

Las Virtudes - Ref: ff0624

Salinas - Ref: ff0711

Pinoso - Ref: ff0690

Country house with guest accommodation, 3 beds, 2 baths, Fully fenced plot Salt water pool Fabulous views Price 199,500 euros

Lovely country finca 3 beds, 1 bath Huge conservatory Swimming pool

Renovated country house 5 beds, 2 baths Lovely kitchen/diner 45,000m2 land

Only 99,950 euros

Very attractive country house 4 beds, 3 baths Separate guest suite Swimming pool Great location Only 198,500 euros

Salinas - Ref: ff0710

Sax - Ref: ff0575

Salinas - Ref: ff0708

Sax - Ref: ff0707

Country house with tennis court, 3 beds, 3 baths Casita for guests Swimming pool Now 164,995 euros

Beautifully presented finca 4 beds, 2 baths Central heating Separate garage

Spacious 2nd floor apartment 4 beds, 2 baths Separate kitchen/diner Some furniture included

Pretty country house 3 D beds, 3 baths 2 garages & a casita Lovely views

Now 139,995 euros

Only 59,995 euros

Only 139,995 euros

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Only 149,995 euros

TIM November 2013  
TIM November 2013  

The November 2013 edition of the TIM