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CLUB SIBERME CLUB SIERRA BERMEJA SOCIO-CULTURAL DE ESTEPONA

INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF ESTEPONA FOR ALL ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE of San Pedro - Estepona - Casares Manilva - Sotogrande & Beyond

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ICE Magazine Contents Page 5 Presidents Letter Page 6 Bulletin Board – Lottery Page 8 Computer Tips Page 9 Where were we in November (members article) Page 10 Golf Group News Page 11/12/13 Past Events Page 14 December Events Page 18/23 December Calendar Page 23 Events For Your Diary

Page 24 A year in the life of an I.C.E. Club member (members article) Page 26 Gardening Group News - Nigel’s Classified Ad’s Page 28 Bowling Group News Page 30 Leisure Page Page 32 General Information Page 33 Committee and Advert Info Page 34 Just for a Smile

President Doug Mitchell Editor Terry Smith Advertising Jackie Simmonds Disclaimer: - The committee wishes to declare that ICE does not accept responsibility for the contents of articles nor the claims made by advertisers. Printed by Digiprint, Avda Litoral, Edificio Visamar, Blq 2 Local 9, 29680 Estepona Visit Our New Improved Club Website: www.siberme.com Free Wi-Fi for members at the clubhouse. Now upgraded to 8Mb The magazine is published on the website on or before the first day of each month.

Please mention ICE club & magazine when contacting advertisers. EDITORIAL: Best wishes to all members and friends for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks to all contributors to the magazine, it makes my job so much easier, keep them coming. Pat and Terry Smith Editor Terry Smith Phone 951 276 690 Mobile 677 656 319 Email: terrysmith@siberme.com

Input from members for your magazine, interesting articles and experiences. Important information, funny stories, poetry, recipes, restaurant revues, etc. These can be emailed to me or left at the clubhouse. 3


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Presidents Letter December 2013 What an exciting month November has been! 116 members and guests enjoyed a splendid evening at the Club’s 25th Birthday Party at Tikitano. Thanks to Jo-Anna for organising it. Excellent service, good food and music that we all enjoyed dancing to. Our Theatre Group was well supported over three evenings and the performers gave their all as usual. Thanks to Yvonne for producing it. To make things happen in the Club, we need volunteers in any capacity and we are especially desperate for bar staff, so even one session a month would be a great help and Maureen needs hosts or hostesses for Thursday mornings – even one day A YEAR would help. Christmas is once again upon us with the Club Christmas Lunch on the 19 th December in the clubhouse, so thanks in advance to Brenda and all the catering brigades. Maureen will once again be hosting the Christmas morning celebration in the clubhouse and is looking for small gifts to wrap up so that everyone who attends receives a gift. Finally, Joanna & I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Doug

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU MORE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED Your club is run by volunteers, without them we cannot function. Help is required for the following: Bar staff, training will be given, apply to committee. Help required by kitchen teams for preparation and serving to members, no cooking. See Catering Manager Brenda Taylor. Meeters and greeters to man the front door for just an hour on a Thursday club morning, see Maureen Baldwin-Winkle. The Club Welcomes New Members Bart Schouten Marc Dauwe Henny Bennink de Raadt Jan Bennink Joan Pinnock Barbara Marie Robert Murray Margot Haber Elke Gill Dan O’ Sullivan Helen & Norman Midworth Jennifer Williams Marie Mould Tineke Christensen de Groot Rita McDougal Colette & James Power Janet & Alan Green Bernadette & Martin O’Gorman Margaret & Richard Worden Food For Thought Submitted by Rosemary Ferguson “The Best Antidote for being sad is to learn something” 5


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BOOK LIBRARY: CAN MEMBERS PLEASE NOT SUBMIT HARDBACK BOOKS TO THE LIBRARY, PAPERBACKS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED. Returned books should be placed at the foot of the first half of the alphabet as designated - the librarian will then sort. DVD/VIDEO Library: Can members please ensure they sign for all borrowed films and add membership number, Please return films as soon as possible and sign as returned. Jigsaw Puzzles: There is a selection of jigsaw puzzles available stored under the video library. They are mostly 500 pieces, some 1,000. Glasses, cups etc: Please return to the bar before leaving the club. Please place used unbroken bottles carefully in bin provided, that is positioned under dartboard. Return plates & cutlery to the kitchen. Terrace Doors: Those people who open terrace doors are responsible for closing same. TRIP CANCELLATIONS MUST BE REFERRED IN FIRST INSTANCE TO THE ORGANISER

Members Comments We seem to be lacking in news and updates on here can we not be able all to post as Members? Can I suggest a page to view Citizens Advice Bureau Spain, this is a legal help page with official lawyers and Doctors advising free of charge. Also if anyone wants FRESH made Moroccan Bread with no additives at EU1.50 for an 8" circle please let me know. Or delivery on Thursday at the International Club of Estepona, I am making this so it IS homemade. Thanks. Or telephone orders 619673320 thanks. Please feel free to add any comment regarding a past event or any other suggestion for future event or club issue on our page.

ICE Ramblers Group Please contact Sue Potter Walk Co-ordinator 637 148 660 or 952 892 386 Ramblers Please Note: The club does not have any Insurance Policy in force in relation to its Rambling activities, and all members and their guests participate entirely at their own risk. Neither the club nor any walk leader will be responsible for any injury or loss suffered by any participant however caused. Those attending rambling events should be suitably attired with stout walking footwear and carry waterproofs in case of weather change. You should carry a packed lunch and adequate liquids for duration of ramble.

Should you have suggestions for any event or activity at your clubhouse, or for a trip whether for a day or longer period, please contact a member of the committee.

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Monthly Computer Tips – December 2013 Ctrl Key + C

Windows Tip of the Month Copies highlighted text to Clipboard

We are often asked about creating special characters on the key board, particularly the £ sign on Spanish Keyboards. All these require holding down the Alt key while entering the numbers on the numeric keypad. It does not work using the numbers at the top of the keyboard. Alt + 0163 = £ Pound Sign ALT + 0189 = ½ Half ALT + 0188 = ¼ One quarter ALT + 0190 = ¾ Three Quarters ALT + 164 = ñ ALT + 165 = Ñ ALT + 0179 = Power of Three ALT + 0178 = ² Power of Two, Squared ALT + 0169 = © Copyright Symbol Tip of the Day: Google's knowledge graph now allows you to compare different things it knows about. For example, you can perform a Google search for "pear vs. banana" and see the difference in nutritional content between these two fruits. Urgent Warning: A particularly nasty computer virus was released in September 2013. Cryptolocker encrypts all your files and then asks you to pay a ransom (US$300) within 4 days to decrypt them. If you don’t pay within 4 days, they can never be decrypted and you have effectively lost them. While your anti-virus software may detect it, it’s always best to avoid the problem. Don’t open any attachments to emails, the source of which is not recognised. Tablet App of the Month Download CloudOn (www.cloudon.com) for Apple or Android devices and you will be able to manage your files and create or edit documents in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint all for free Remember we have WiFi broadband internet available, so why not bring your laptop / netbook / tablet etc. along. If you have any questions or suggested topics for future please email us vicloughran@siberme.com or peterdowd@siberme.com NEXT NOVICES COMPUTER MEETING FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER NO COMPUTER GROUP MEETING DECEMBER

Breaking News!……………. Margaret now has an Ipad……………. Vic is gutted to the core and now has the pip!!!

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Scam of the Month December 2013 DISASTER NEWS SCAM Sometimes a person’s email account is hacked and all the contacts receive an email purporting to be from the person and stating such information as she was on holiday, had been mugged and had everything stolen It then went on to ask for help settling a hotel bill, getting a flight etc. Take no notice – the person is probably still at home So Where Were We During November Off we went to discover Porto in Portugal and include a 6 day river cruise. The holiday was great, a long drive the first day to Porto and if we did it again we would stop half way for the night. But the roads were very quiet, a pleasurable drive, and some really nice country side and villages to drive through We started from home at about 6.30am and took a pack up with us and just had a few short stops for fuel and drinks. On the first stop past Seville by the time we had eaten and drank they had closed the slip road back onto dual carriageway entirely for roadwork's, we needed to go back towards Seville and detour well out of our way to get back in the right direction. And tom tom had a little mad moment as we were nearly at Porto telling us to keep left and take the exit, but that was on the right and we were on a 4 lane busy motor way with us on the left as he had told us, but we sorted it out by the next exit We arrived at the hotel at about 7.00pm well ready for a beer and a glass of wine. The boat cruise from Porto on river Douro was very good, compact cabin with a very big window so you could sit in your cabin and watch the birds and other boats. The food was very good a mixture of French and Portuguese, but with a three course lunch and a four course dinner every day, with wine kept flowing, at both was no good for the waist line. The excursions from the boat were interesting and not that expensive. Terry and I were the only English on board but some of the French and Swiss spoke English and the Russian couple on our dinner table one of them could speak it as well, so we managed fairly well. All the crew spoke good English, and on the excursions we had our very own guide, some of the others joined us so they could improve their English. It was a very relaxed trip and we would do it again as with only 142 passengers to look after you are very well looked after, the evening entertainment was good the gala night was maybe the one night that was a bit of a letdown. Our last couple of nights on the trip home we stopped at a hotel in a town called Elvas just 15km from the Spanish border, it is a walled town on the lines of Chester but far more walls left as it was double walled with a lot of grassed area between. A lot of history here with many battles on the border that could be seen from the towns elevated position. Wellington was actually based here at one time during battle with the French. The hotel was a converted old convent and very beautiful and far more luxurious than I thought it would be as we only paid for the two of us 110€ for two night B & B and they even had a cooked breakfast on the menu. We found eating out in Portugal to be cheaper that Spain, of good quality, and except for tourist area’s in Porto we never paid more than 70cent for cup of white coffee!!! But it’s back to normal now washing and ironing coming out of the wood work I don’t know where it all comes from, and of course I have to remember how to cook!!! We would recommend the cruise company ‘Google’ croisieurope Submitted by Pat Smith 9


Tuesday 15th 0ctober - ICE Golf Society Autumn Cup 2013 A rocket was fired at 08.45 at Valle Romano Golf Club and 16 intrepid ICE Club golfers, placed strategically around the course, teed off at the beginning of the ICE Club Autumn Cup. Another 15 started as the first groups moved on to the next holes. The course at Valle Romano was in excellent condition and many people returned very good scores. There were prizes for ‘Nearest the Pin’, both ladies and gents prizes for ‘Longest Drive’ and, of course, the Winner’s Trophy plus a very elegant new trophy for the lady with the highest score. Alan Davis, the ICE Club Golf Organiser, had gone to a lot of trouble to work out the groupings and order of play, liaising with Valle Romano to ensure that the day went smoothly. After playing all 18 holes we returned our score cards to Terry Byrne and Alan, who together checked them and worked out the prize winners. Most people returned excellent scores (unfortunately I was not among them) and after refreshing showers at the clubhouse, we all made tracks for Restaurante Swing where Doug Mitchell had organised the Presentation Lunch. Over 60 club members enjoyed a delicious meal, some to such an extent that Alan had difficulty making himself heard for the prize-giving. Overall Winner was Fernando Mata with a very good 40 points – unfortunately Fernando had not renewed his ICE Club Membership and was therefore not eligible to take the Trophy, which instead went to Derrick Simpson with a score of 36. The Trophy was received on Derrick’s behalf by his wife Doreen. Highest Scoring Lady was Christine Johnson with 29 points (on countback): Longest Drive (Men) Terry Byrne, (Ladies) Mariska Turkinburg : Nearest the Pin was Marcella Clancy and the Best Score by a Newcomer was Aileen Hyde with 16 points. Thanks to Alan for all the hard work he put into the organisation of a great day’s golf – we look forward to the Spring Cup which will be held on 22 April 2014, Autumn cup 14th October 2014. Submitted by Adrian Street International Club of Estepona - Golf Society We play twice a week, Tuesday and Friday, at Casares Costa Golf Club where our members benefit from discounted green fees. The twice weekly competition is organised on a ‘Roll- Up’ bases and we play individual stableford, using full handicaps. Tee off times vary between 08.15 and 08.30am, dependent upon the time of year, and on a good day we can have 12 or more players rolling up. It’s all very friendly, light hearted and is open to all. We traditionally have two major competitions a year. The Spring Cup, held in April, and The Autumn Cup in October. These have become great social events with a very popular celebratory luncheon after each. The Ice Club Order Of Merit competition. The trophy will be awarded to the player recording the best 10 individual cards achieved at the Tuesday and Friday ‘Roll- Ups’ during the 12 months between each Spring Cup. In addition we also arrange ‘Away Days’, every 4 to 6 weeks, to other golf courses within the local area. It is always a treat to play at other clubs and we are usually given a preferential rate. Keep your eye on the club magazine and web site for details of all activities. If you would like to get involved, phone or enrol on our e-mailing list. Contact and Golf Organiser: Alan Davis Tel: 952 897 670 Mob: 699 712 804, e-mail: alanandsue_hq@yahoo.co.uk 10


Saturday 19th October - Autumn Fayre What a great turn out we had this year, all the games and stalls on the ground floor were kept busy, as was the bar, and good trade done with sausage and bacon butties (very tasty they were too). Unfortunately there was a noticeable absence of competitors upstairs for flower and vegetable arranging, cooking, and could have with more photo’s. Well done Doug for the organising, Mac and Jackie for manning the busy bar (ran out of cava due to demand). Thanks also to all helpers and competitors. A great event for the club. This years winners: Flower arranging, use your melon: 1st Debra Coleman 2nd Dan Cooke 3rd Christina Woodward Flower arranging Autumn table decoration; 1st Christina Woodward 2nd Norma Danby 3rd Debra Coleman Ladies fruit cake: winner Debra Coleman Gents brownies: winner Brian Woodward Vegetable arrangement: Joan Thompson Photography: Club event winner Dave Hackett Bird winner Dave Hackett Seascape winner Derek Fee Game winners: Darts cow pie: Joanna Mitchell Table skittles: Bob Taylor Quoits: Adrian Hall Golf: Helen Rumsy Wednesday 23rd October - Trip to Seville Rather an early start for our trip Seville, first pickup in Sabinillas at 8.00pm continuing picking up members along the way, then off we went to Ronda on a very misty morning not the best of days to see the wonderful views however this did not dispirit the club members, after the coffee stop we set forth to Seville the weather improved as we travelled along. The coach dropped some of the members off at the Gold Tower the rest of us stayed on the coach the driver took us as near possible to the Metropol Parasol which was the main destination of our trip, the building is quite amazing, designed by a German architect Jurgan Meyer the area chosen for the project was a very run down area of Seville it consists of different levels the ground floor has ruins which are covered with a glass floor enabling the public to walk over the ruins, a lift takes you to the top of the building which has a circular walkway of some distance where you have the most amazing panoramic view of Seville. Plenty of free time to explore Seville, back to the Gold Tower to await our coach for our return home a very good trip. Thank you Joan. Submitted by Pat Brookes Sunday 27th October - Club Open Day A very successful lunchtime, a number of prospective members attended and Doug was busy signing some up on the day. Some who have been previous members said how nice the club now looks. Thanks go to all those that helped on what was a very busy morning. Les thought it would be a quiet day, after not long returned from his and Audrey's holiday trip, offering to man the bar, thanks to them. Thanks also to Peter for help behind bar and Brenda for the tapas. Friday 25th October - Bird Watching Group Meeting 6 of us met with John Brooks, our leader for the day, at Duquesa Golf Club at 8.30 am for the inaugural meeting of the Bird watching section of the club. Having carried out our introductions, we proceeded to Palmones Estuary, collecting Catherine on the way at the Pot shop. John knew a way to get in to the disused nature park in Algeciras, so we followed him through the back streets of Algeciras to this nature reserve. This reserve apparently was made several years ago with the help of unemployed youngsters, >>12 11


<< 11 but some 5 years ago, the gate was locked and all access was denied. However John knew of a place where the fence had been partially removed and we made our way, somewhat in trepidation, as the path was adjacent to a very foul looking tributary. We made our way on to the road, that had been built to circumvent the reserve and came across a 2 story hide overlooking the estuary. Here we saw many different species of Birds including about 12+ Grey Herons, and some very active Cormorants, One apparently an expert fisher. We also saw a Kingfisher in the distance, and many different species of gulls. We also had a large flock of Goldfinch, who were consistently flying in and out of a nearby tree, together with the occasional Greenfinch flying with them, and a large number of Storks on the marsh in the distance. We were just about to leave the hide when our attention was drawn to a Marsh Harrier flying in from the West so we stayed for another ½ hour to watch the activities of this Bird. We then drove to Palmones village where there are many watering holes along the river bank, and most took advantage of the Tostada and Coffee for 2 Euros. We all sat outside as we were still able to observe the birds, and later we walked to the end of the river where it joins the Bay of Gibraltar. Looking across at the mudflats we saw what we all thought was a flock of seagulls, with John’s aid, he was able to identify for us some 4 different species of Birds, and on the walk back to the cars we were entertained by a Ringed Plover walking across a boat tied up on the mudflats. We departed around 1.30 pm to return home having seen 27 different species during the morning. We all agreed it was an excellent idea of John’s, and we all look forward to the next trip that John is organising. Species List: Marsh Harrier, Sardinian Warbler, Kingfisher, Mallard, Grey Plover, Little Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Black winged Stilt, Ringed Plover, House Sparrow, Black headed Gull, Yellow Wagtail, Yellow legged Gull, Sandwich Tern, Mediterranean Gull, Redshank, Cormorant, Blackbird, Grey Heron, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Common Sandpiper, White Stork, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Cetti’s Warbler. Dave & Diane Hackett Saturday 2nd November - Club 25th Birthday Celebrations 116 ICE Club members and guests donned their best bib and tucker to celebrate the clubs 25th anniversary. The venue Tikitano - provided a glittering backdrop to a fun filled evening. Jos Huisman captured guests on arrival (good idea to get those photos early!). A welcome aperitif was offered, before guests mingled and took their places for the delicious, three course meal, served promptly, and efficiently to all. As the wine flowed, conversation became louder and everyone seemed to be in the mood for entertainer Mel Williams, who managed to get the movers and shakers on to the dance floor from the moment he started playing to the very end! We could have done with a bigger dance floor! During Mel's well earned break, the much awaited raffle was drawn. The prizes were sponsored by Blevins Franks - a big thank you - and the first prize was won by Sue and Rob Potter, congratulations. Just as the evening drew to a close, and we thought it was all over - a wonderful firework display took place - provided by the 50th birthday party taking place in the room next to us. What a great finale to a great evening. Thank you to Jo-Anna and everyone who helped to make this a great evening, and a 25th anniversary to remember! Submitted by Luciana O'Brien >>13 12


<<12 Hi Doug and all at I.C.E., just a thank you for the night. Nice atmosphere, nice venue, and above all, nice people. Please give my best wishes at your next meeting. Hope we can do something again sometime. Cheers, " Still Rockin" Mel. I.C.E. Players Production – ‘The Old Bull and Bush. Thank you so much to the I.C.E. Players. I was very pleased with you all for your commitment to the show. I pushed and pulled you in all directions to get the end result I had envisaged, well done. We had three nights of happy audiences singing along and engaging with us, big thanks for supporting us. My thanks must also go to scene makers and painters, lighting and sound systems and our new pianist, also the bar staff for the three nights. Thank you for my beautiful flowers, Yvonne Harrison On behalf of I.C.E. club players I would like to thank Yvonne for writing and producing our latest production ‘The Old Bull n Bush’. I would also like to thank Lin and Ian for the brilliant and colourful set design, and the musical director Sue for her many hours given up to get us all singing in all the right key’ All the above and of course the players themselves would be of no use without the great support of all of the club members and their friends who supported our three nights on stage whom we thank most sincerely. If our production has inspired any of you to join us you will be most welcome, please contact any of the players who will be able to give you an introduction to our group. Many Thanks Richard Wood The Old Bull and Bush In November rumours reached the CAP Club that a great evening could be enjoyed at The Old Bull and Bush. Unwilling to resist the promise of such a spectacle, one Friday two carloads of CAP members set off, bound for the ICE Club, all eager to experience not only the entertainment and beer, but also the culinary delights of pies, though whether these would be served with peas and pickles was a subject of debate! Well, we were not disappointed … a top-hatted Master of Ceremonies orchestrated events, lines were delivered confidently and solos sung beautifully - accompanied by the hidden organist. We lustily joined in the communal singing of well known songs, chortled at modestly dressed nuns behaving inappropriately and laughed uproariously at an immodestly dressed ‘substitute’ behaving entirely appropriately! Well done also to the oft-forgotten behind-the-scenes crew – the set builders, the lighting team, the costume collectors, the ticket sellers etc. etc. Everyone did a grand job! It would be unfair to single out any cast member for praise, as all poured their hearts and souls into the enterprise, but congratulations must be given to Yvonne Harrison who not only wrote but also directed the play. Thank you ICE for your hospitality and the wonderful night at the Old Bull and Bush! Submitted by Mary Erlich

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DECEMBER EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE: TICKET SALES CLOSE 12.30pm ON THURSDAY MORNINGS. CORRECT MONEY PLEASE FOR EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE: EVENTS BOOKED AT CLUBHOUSE DO NOT INCLUDE A DRINK CANCELLED TICKETS MUST FIRST BE REFERRED TO EVENT ORGANISER

Monday 2nd December - Members Film Night - Bucket List - 7.30pm Wednesday 4th December - Ladies & Gents who Lunch Ladies venue 1.30pm Enrique's Golf Restaurant (formally The Upper Deck) Villacana Friday 6th December Quiz Night - Quizmasters Ron & Andrea Pegrum. Usual format with some seasonal treats. Don’t miss it! 8 for 8.30pm. Saturday December 7th - Music Night The Messiah Organiser Jo-Anne Huisman Friday 13th December - Trip to Malaga Christmas Lights First pickup Sabinillas 4.00pm, return Malaga 10.00pm. Time for a drink, supper and shop. 8€ members, 11€ guests, tickets required. The city authorities put about 2.5 million Christmas lights downtown, at night the streets are full of people who come to visit. Calle Larios is the main street (famous for being paved with marble) and there are portals above the street with lights every few meters so the whole street is alight. Each street with a different coloured decoration. You could not ask for a more beautiful Christmas street scenes. Sunday 15th December - Christmas Concert at the Clubhouse A night to remember and sing your favourite Carols and have some fun with the 12 Days of Christmas and other popular Christmas Songs. Song sheets will be provided and now is the time to let me know if you would like something special included in the Programme. I have 2 Soloists who have already offered to sing but am waiting to hear from any more Soloists who would like to entertain us on the night. Do you have a seasonal poem or reading? Please let me know, any and every idea welcome. Cindy and Martin will be providing the music, many thanks to them. Joan Thompson 952804799 mobile 653488030. Bring some Christmas finger food. 4.30pm. Thursday 19th December - Christmas Lunch at Clubhouse 3 course Christmas Dinner, book early, very popular event, tickets required. Wednesday 25th December - Christmas Lunch Time at Clubhouse Meet your friends, have a drink, have fun. On Christmas Day we are opening the club at 12noon until 2.30pm for a social get together. Only request please bring a plate of Christmas type finger food – the bar will be open – and we can enjoy the day having a chat and a laugh without having to cook! Even if you are dining later, you can still spend a pleasant few hours with friends in your club. As usual there will be a free raffle, hopefully I can collect lots of prizes (hint – hint). So, don’t be on your own – even couples – come and join us. Members and guests are most welcome. Look forward to seeing you. Maureen Baldwin-Winkle

Club will be closed from 2.30pm 25th December until Thursday 2nd January BANK HOLIDAYS DECEMBER Friday December 6th - Constitution Day - Spain Sunday & Monday December 8th/9th - Day of the Immaculate Conception - Spain Wednesday - December 25th - Christmas Day - Spain & Gibraltar Thursday 26th December - Boxing Day - Gibraltar 14


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10.30am-2.30pm Bar Open 11.30am Weekly Meeting 7.00pm Duplicate Bridge 10.00am - 1.00pm Art Group 10.30am Rambling 12.30pm-2.30pm Bar Open & Tapas 2.30 - 5.00pm Art Class

1.00pm Club Christmas Lunch

10.30 a.m. Mah-jong 11.00-2.00pm Bar Open Spanish Classes Beg 10.30 Adv 11.45 7.30 pm Canasta Lunchtime Christmas Festivities 12.00pm until 2.30p.m.

Club Closed for Festive Season

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY Club re-opens Thursday 2nd January - No lunch available New Year Away - Would you like a few days away with friends. Jo-Anna Huisman is taking names of those interested, trip to Chiclana Iberostar Hotel. See Jo-Anna if interested. Friday 3rd January - Quiz Night - Quiz Masters Julie & Richard Wood Tuesday 8th January - Ramblers Post Christmas Lunch - Restaurant La Torre Saturday 11th January - 2014 Party at Clubhouse American Supper, music by Marcus Myers, €5 and €8 Wednesday 15th January Music Night Program Ladies and Gents who Lunch 2014 February - Proposed Valentines Party 31st January Dinner and Music 28th February 28th March February - Proposed Trip to a Bodega. Organiser Bea 25th Apr April Thursday 13th March 2014 30th May ICE Annual General Meeting 27th June March - Proposed French Themed Supper Evening Saturday April 19th - Easter Saturday Celebrations Return of the clubs favourite Country & Western Group ‘The Texas Pearls’, Dancing, American Supper, Easter bonnet parade for Ladies and Gents, Special Easter Raffle and much more. 11/12/13th May - 3 Day/2 Night Trip to Cordoba Patios - Deposits now being taken - Organiser Sue Potter - See poster for details. June - Proposed Caribbean Themed Supper Evening Saturday 11th October - Bob & Terry’s Walking Treasure Hunt - Streets of Estepona 23


A year in the life of an I.C.E. Club member. David & Diane Hackett We joined the Ice Club in December 2012, on the Thursday following the Open Day, which was held on the last Sunday in November.. We soon realised that the main reason for joining the club was to experience various activities that the club is involved with, and we are of the opinion that you get out what you put in. The club is always looking for volunteers, so we became very involved in the club, Diane helping in the Kitchen preparing the meals for Thursday lunches, and David with his interest in Computers, helping beginners find their feet. We try whenever possible to go on all the coach trips, including the stay away trips, the coach trips are usually to places away from the normal tourist areas, so we are able to experience other parts of Spain, within the local area. The Ladies lunches are another pastime that Diane enjoys, and David goes to the Men’s lunches as the driver. These are very good activities to partake in, as you get to meet other club members in a social atmosphere. We have both recently taken up bowls on a Monday morning, we both enjoy bowling, and although beginners, we have won bottles of wine for being nearest the jack on 7 occasions out of 11. We usually support the theme nights that are held on Saturday evenings, once a month, and again this is a very social evening where you meet other members. Every Thursday, Mavis sells “Lottery” tickets for 1 euro, and a draw is held on the last Thursday of the month, for the winning 3 tickets. To date we have won between us 3 times, so as they say, you have to be in it to win it. Throughout the year functions are held, corresponding to the time of year, and David is the current holder of the Men’s Pancake Race, two laps around the swimming pool, tossing a pancake three times at 7 different points around the circuit. This will be undefended in 2014, as we will be out of the country, so come on you Men, and Ladies, support the Pancake Day celebrations on 4th March. We met up with Rambling section on several occasions in the early part of the year, but found that for us, the rambling was too difficult, as we are not experienced walkers, so we need to start this activity, at our time of life a little more sedately. You never know until you try it, and it may well suit other people so give it a try. That is one of the beauties of the club that the various activities can be tried, and you can find out if it is for you. We have also attended music nights, held once a month and we particularly like the evenings when videos of Andre Rieu are played. The drama group put on 2 performances a year, one a pantomime, and this is another activity that we try and support. Many of the older members, no, the longer standing members of the club, think we have been in the club for many years, but no, it is just a year. Come on you NEW Members, and some of the older ones too, VOLUNTEER to get involved, and you will get much more enjoyment from being a member. Norma's Tip. My tip for people with large plants on balconies or patios. I bought a round metal frame with four small wheels from my local ferretería (made for moving heavy gas bottles). It was red so I painted it green. It is ideal for moving plants in large pots to facilitate sweeping or re-arranging. Helps to avoid back pain. Submitted by Norma Danby 24


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Members and Friends., We are away until 2014, see you all then. Diane & Dave Hackett

Best Wishes for Christmas & New Year from Brenda & Bob Taylor

Ch Gr ristm as T ee Au o all tings dr ey from & Le s

Happy Christmas to all our friends at the ICE Club from Margaret & Vic. Sorry we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be with you this year. See you in the New Year.

George Woodward would like to express his thanks to all who sent him cards this festive season.. He would also like to wish

A Happy Christmas & Prosperous New Year to all his friends and members of I.C.E.

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Gardening Club News Although our visit to Molino del Santo hotel/restaurant in September was the last meeting this year for the Gardening Club, we have certainly not been idle. Our President Doug asked me if the Gardening Club could improve the garden in front of our newly refurbished ICE club. As we know the club has truly been enhanced inside and out and it was only the front flower beds that were still looking very untidy. We asked our gardening members to offer any shrubs, plants etc. they no longer wanted. Unfortunately most of the shrubs, cacti, plants offered were not suitable. The first thing to do was to prepare the flower beds and so Keith and Helen Rumsey and myself spent a Sunday morning digging up all the weeds and getting rid of stones, roots etc. Keith measured the flower beds and drew a plan. Off we went to a Garden Centre to sort out suitable bags of soil and to decide what shrubs/plants could be suitable. We made a note of all the names and Keith kindly checked his gardening books and his computer as to their suitability for a north facing flower bed, size they grow to etc. A morning was then spent spreading the soil and manure into the flower beds and a further Sunday and Monday morning planting all the shrubs, plants etc. The next problem was irrigation. Again Keith stepped in. He spent some time and a lot of effort into solving this problem so the front beds will be watered efficiently. Lastly, the kitchen staff had also requested some herbs for their flowerbed outside the kitchen and so we also bought herbs suitable for the soil and others to grow in their pots. A lot of hard work and time has been taken in improving the flowerbeds and a huge thank you to Keith and Helen in helping me so much with Doug’s request. I know I couldn’t have done it without them. Submitted by Sandy Avis NIGEL’S CLASSIFIED AD’S BOSCH PH0 100 Electric Planer BLACK & DECKER Paint Stripper HEAT GUN BLACK & DECKER DELTA SANDER BLACK & DECKER WORKMATE (Original heavy duty model) Diane Brice Tel 952-806-087

30 Euros 20 Euros 20 Euros 50 Euros

WANTED: AT THE CLUB A COMPUTER. Have you got a redundant computer you no longer in need of. Contact Vic or Terry at the club. FLAT TO LET (IN PRIVATE VILLA) Short Term Basis. Two bedrooms, living room/kitchen (open style), Shower room with two hand basins and toilet, also separate toilet room with wash basin. Private courtyard. Use of private pool. Close to Doncella Beach, near Port of Estepona in the Urbanisation of Seghers. 16E per day per person or 100€/200E a week to include all services. Dependent on season. For more Information, Telephone Barbara Salisbury 952 796 368…..Email: salsbarb@yahoo.co.uk FOR RENT 2 CAR GARAGE SPACE 9 METRES IN LENGTH Edificio Acuario (across from Estepona Port Lighthouse), price negotiable. Maureen Baldwin-Winkle 952 791 812 26


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The Reg Astle Trophy was played on the 21st October and there were twelve competitors. The four highest point scorers to reach the semi-finals were namely Denis, Diana, Terry and Vic, producing Denis and Terry as the finalists’ Well done Terry who prevailed and duly presented the trophy by Reg. 1st and Trophy winner was Terry, runner up Denis, 3rd Diana, 4th Vic, all received a bottle of wine. Benavista Club Challenge Match was played on 28th October with joined forces under the banner ‘Independent Club of Estepona’ this increasing our numbers to nineteen competitors formed into six teams. We had hoped to better last years defeat losing by four to two. Unfortunately we went down six to nil against a strong and experienced team. We put up a good fight as ‘part timers’ versus league players, so looking to improve next year. Alan Sees Red At Vic!!!!!! We always finish the Monday games with a ‘shoot out’ for bottles of wine. Vic as with others have always been vociferous about the quality of the wines I offer as prizes. He and others cast doubt simply because at times the bottles don’t have labels or they leak through the corks! Then we have inferences that the wines have the qualities to sterilize certain bathroom fixtures! I reject most vehemently these falsehoods and should like to point out that there have been no reports of death by wine-poisoning!!!!!!!! Maybe a breakdown in communication to a Geordey ......Editor Why not come along; We meet Monday mornings no later than 9.45am for a 10.00am start. Late arrivals can not be guaranteed a game. Players are organised by ‘ranking’ in order to have teams of more or less equal standing. Most matches are played over 16 ends but this can be 18 by mutual agreement of all players. Dress code is predominantly white but the critical factor is footwear. Shoes must be smooth-soled with no ‘pimples or crinkles’. This is to prevent undue damage to playing surface which is the duty of all to maintain in good condition. Beginners will be coached by prior arrangement to achieve the required level to compete. The title was deliberately chosen as most of us play Monday only. We are an informal group and not ‘Officially Recognised’. Hence this gives us a degree of license when interpreting the rules as officially prescribed. Alan Whiteman Bowling at Best! Fun at Rest! Wine at Test! Have a good time! Alan So back to the wine; I should like to assure everyone that the wines are selected with great care from the best wine producing regions of Europe, viz Carrefour, lidl, Supersol and Mercadona!!!!!!!!!!

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LEISURE PAGE

Who is this sleeping beauty hoping not to be noticed in camouflage? See the editor to claim your drink at the bar!

This Months Recipe - Rib Ragù Ingredients: 1 rack pork ribs 3 tbsp olive oil 2 carrots, chopped 1 celery rib, chopped 1 onion, chopped 500ml/18fl oz stock A little oil 200g/7oz pappardelle pasta Preparation Method: 1. Heat half of the oil in a large pan. Cut the ribs into thirds with a sharp knife and add to the pan. 2. When the ribs are brown, remove them from the pan, add the rest of the oil and soften the carrots, celery and onion. 3. When the vegetables are softened, return the ribs to the pan and pour over the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer on a low heat for three hours. 4. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions in a pan of boiling salted water until tender. Drain well. When 3 hours have elapsed, pick out the rib bones and discard. Serve with the cooked pasta. 30 minutes preparation, over 3 hours cooking time, serves 2-3 people. Submitted by Julie Wood

CHRISTMAS POETRY CORNER Christmas is a time of little time. How we get there is a mystery. Racing madly mall-to-mall, we climb Into fields of sunlit harmony.

Shopping, cooking, clearing walks and yards, Trimming house and tree while working, too; Making phone calls, wrapping, writing cards, As all worn out we do what we must do So that this day of joy might joy renew.

CHRISTMAS QUIZ………………………Answers on page 34 1. In Greek legend, malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi sometimes play troublesome pranks at Christmas time. What should you do to get rid of them? 2. The jólasveinar, or "yule lads", are a traditional part of an Icelandic Christmas. What are they? 3. George Frederick Handel’s great Christmas oratorio, The Messiah, was first performed in 1742. Where did the performance take place? 4. The first commercial Christmas card as generally agreed had a hostile reception from some people. Why? 5. The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower. Where did it originally grow?

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Word Grid Find the 9 lettered word & see how many words of 4 letters & over you can make using the centre letter in all words and each letter only once. Word answer at bottom of page 34 30


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General Information Coach trips: See trip information for times. Please ensure that you sit in the seat numbered on your ticket. We regret that we cannot stop at any other point unless agreed with organiser, to pick up or put down. The organiser reserves the right to refuse to include any member they feel is not sufficiently able-bodied to follow the itinerary. Members are responsible for their own travel insurance. Buying your ticket: Please produce your membership card together with the correct money. Have prepared your choice of menu if applicable. Final ticket booking: All tickets must be booked and paid for on or before the last Thursday coffee morning before the event. Late phone bookings cannot be accepted. Members are advised to attend the last Thursday before a trip in case there are any last minute alterations. Refunds: Cannot be given for either deposits or tickets, unless the organiser is notified in time, always providing the trip is full and a replacement can be found from the waiting list. Tickets are not transferable to other members without authorisation of the organiser. Tips: Included in the cost of coach travel and restaurants, but not for hotels. Smoking: The smoking of tobacco and any other substance should not be permitted anywhere in or on the premises of The International Club of Estepona, Bahia Dorada. Dogs: Dogs are not allowed inside the clubhouse. They are permitted on the lower terrace but only when they are under the owners control by being attached to a lead which is held by the owner or attached to one of the hooks on the wall which are provided for that purpose. Club magazine by post: If you leave Estepona for longer than a month, your magazine can be posted. Please hand stamped envelopes (correct stamps in Euros), to Terry Smith. On the reverse, please write the months you wish to receive, they will be posted to you as soon as they are issued.

Parking: When visiting the club please park considerately between white lines and never on yellow lines. ACTIVITY ORGANISERS Advertising Manager Art Group Books Bowls Bridge…”Duplicate” Computer Group, Posters Film Night Gardening Group

Jackie Simmonds Regina Stall Peter Galloway Reg Astle Tim Taminiau Vic Loughran Sue Potter Sandy Avis Pamela Shine Alan Davis Margaret Hall Krista Carter

Golf Organiser ICE Players (Drama Group) Ladies Book Club Ladies Lunches Margaret Whittley Lottery Organiser Mavis Tolfree Music Night Anthony Shine Quiz Night, Songs of Praise, Art Class Joan Thompson Rambling Sue Potter Spanish Lessons Martin Holmes Stitch & Bitch Nina Taminiau Ticket Sales Joanna Mitchell Ticket Sales Jackie Simmonds Ticket Sales Patricia Smith Ticket Sales, Jo-Anna Huisman Videos Roger Richards Whist Ian & Lin Ingram

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PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER MAGAZINE EDITOR CATERING MANAGER BAR MANAGER PUBLICITY OFFICER MEMBER MEMBER

CLUB COMMITTEE Doug Mitchell 667 998 800 Jo-Anna Huisman 637 142 284 Joan Thompson 653 488 030 Ted Lunniss 608 601 230 Terry Smith 677 656 319 Brenda Taylor 654 579 492 Vacancy Margaret Whittley 634 328 114 Beatrice Sykes 677 654 479 Julie Wood 639 542 387 NON COMMITTEE POSTS Nigel Nevshehir 689 457 410

LOCAL KEY HOLDER (If available) MAINTENANCE MANAGER HOUSEKEEPER MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

Rob Potter Vacancy

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697 941 869 951 272 360 & Pamela Shine ASST BAR MANAGER Mike Whittley 627 143 345 951 972 577 AUDITOR Ron Pegrum 680 718 990 952 891 175 ASST. TREASURER Vic Loughran 952 886 772 WELFARE: Members are requested to notify our welfare officer, Barbara Salisbury if they know of any member who is ill. 952 796 368, email salsbarb@yahoo.co.uk HOSTESS : Introduce new members : - Maureen Baldwin-Winckle 952 791 812 Anthony

MAGAZINE ADVERTISING RATES AS FROM 1ST JANUARY 2011 For adverts presented in desired layout, includes inclusion on our web site with links to your site if applicable. Classified Ads: Members Only, Free Quarter page - 6€ per month - colour 7€ per month Half page - 12€ per month- colour 14€ per month Full page - 24€ per month - colour 28€ per month (Discounts:- for 6 months 10%, and for the whole year 20%) PLEASE NOTE: Colour is only available to inside front and rear cover pages and rear cover, also adjacent to centre pages. Advertising fees to be prepaid before the 20th of the month to:-

Jackie Simmonds, the Advertising Manager, Tel. 952 797 921 or 652 798 107 Copy to be in before the 15th of any month, for inclusion in the following month’s issue. Copy can be e-mailed to: - terrysmith@siberme.com ICE (Siberme) accepts no responsibility for contents of any advertisement appearing in magazine . INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF ESTEPONA (Siberme) I.C.E. Clubhouse, Urbanisation Bahia Dorada, Entrada 5, at Km. 149, A 7, Estepona 29680 Malaga

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JUST FOR A SMILE CHRISTMAS CRACKERS What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney?....Claustrophobia! Why does Santa have three gardens?....So he can 'ho ho ho'! Why did Santa's helper see the doctor?....Because he had a low "elf" esteem! What kind of motorbike does Santa ride?....A Holly Davidson! What do you call a cat in the desert?....Sandy Claws! Who delivers presents to cats?....Santa Paws! What do you call Father Christmas on the beach?....Sandy Clause! What did the sea say to Santa?....Nothing! It just waved! What does Santa do with fat elves?....He sends them to an Elf Farm! What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?....A Christmas Quacker! Who delivers presents to baby sharks at Christmas?....Santa Jaws Who is Santa's favourite singer?....Elf-is Presley! What do you call Santa's little helpers?....Subordinate clauses! What do Santa's little helpers learn at school?....The elf-abet! What did Santa say to the smoker?....Please don't smoke, it's bad for my elf! Where do elves go to dance?....Christmas Balls! What type of Shoes does Santa wear when he travels on a train?....Platforms! What do you get if Santa goes down the chimney when a fire is lit?....Krisp Kringle! What do reindeer hang on their Christmas trees?....Horn-aments! Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing?....They always drop their needles! What's worse than Rudolph with a runny nose?....Frosty the snowman with a hot flush! Did Rudolph go to school?....No. He was Elf-taught! What happened to the turkey at Christmas?....It got gobbled! Why did the turkey join the band?....Because it had the drumsticks! What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?....Frostbite! What do snowmen wear on their heads?....Ice caps! How do snowmen get around?....They ride an icicle What song do you sing at a snowman's birthday party?....Freeze a jolly good fellow! How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizzas?....One that's deep pan, crisp and even! Who hides in the bakery at Christmas?....A mince spy! What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?....It's Christmas, Eve! How many letters are in the angelic alphabet?....The Christmas alphabet has "no EL"!

Word grid; 9-letter word DECORATED Quiz 1. Burn either salt or an old shoe. 2. A band of thirteen gift-giving goblins 3. Dublin 4. It depicted a family, children as well as adults, drinking wine 5. Mexico Puzzle page answers: 34


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December 2013 Magazine  

Monthly magazine of the ICE Club, Estepona, Spain.

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