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Costa

Clida
Chronicle

The Longest Established


hed
FREE Magazine
in Murcia

www.costacalidachronicle.com

Date: August 2015

Issue: 8

Volume: XV

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SPECIAL PAGES
Mar Menor
Mazarrn
Northwest Murcia
Sport
Whats On

30-33
64-68
44-49
84-89
75-81

ADITORIAL
Avalon
Caadas del Romero
Casaa
CDA Fitness
Corral & Alcaraz
Dragontours
Fescodent
Ibex
Liberty Seguros
Locksmith Murica
Masmovil
PAES
PALS Solicitors
Sovereign Wealth
The Salon

34
62
23
34
26
82
45
8
82
10
38
69
7
56
72

CHARITIES
ACTIN
Age Concern
Andreas Charity
Cavalli Foundation
Camposol Kitty Kitty
ESAMD
FAST Camposol
GOmaD
HAH
HELP Mar Menor
JJs
Lions
Little Starfish
MABS NW
MAMAS
Noahs ARC
Pets in Spain
Samaritans
San Animal

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67
28
18
65
39
64
64
33
30
50
16
39
47
10
36
61
28
55

Swap Tears for Smiles

40

Technology Korner
World Water Week

20
12

CHILDREN
Chatterbox

40

LEISURE
Author Review
Gardening News
Hiking in Moratalla
NEST
Never a Dull Moment
Poem
Puzzle Page
Puzzle Solutions
TV News

54
70
48
24
22
18
60
90
8

PROPERTY
Housing Update
Property Matters

91
91

RELIGION
End of the End Times
Mass in English
Olive Branch
Open Door
St Nicholas Church
Welcome House
Wellspring Victory Church

58/59
50
26
12
56
47
62

SPORT
Badminton
Camposol Golf
Fuente Old Guard
LAGS Kids on Camposol
La Vuelta
Los Amigos Golf
Los Amigos Mazarrn
Los Nietos Golf
Mazarrn Bowls
SAMM
Straight Down the Middle

84
89
84
87
87
86
85
86
85
88
89

EDUCATION
Jane Cronin

32

ENTERTAINMENT
Cloud Nine
Masquerade Musicals

41
16

FOOD & DRINK


Food 4 Thought
Fruit of the Month
Ma Millbank
Menu del Dia Guide

52
42
42
74

GROUPS
Camposol C Greenfingers
Camposol Sector D
Humanists Philosophers
Mazarrn CC Social
SABS Barbershop
Welcome

67
65
38
67
31
70

HEALTH/BEAUTY
Natural Health

30

INFORMATION
Advertisers Directory
British Consul
Business News
Camposol Fiesta
Cehegin
Classified Ads
Crimestoppers
Dear Editor
Historic Yecla
Liquor 43
Mazarrn News
Northwest Murcia
Spanish News
Tried & Tested

92/93
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66
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Everywhere has been so busy over the


last few weeks and it has been so hot
that it has been difficult getting round to
see everyone, but we have still managed
to attract new customers. We offer many
additional services to our customers
including automatic inclusion in our Online
Business Directory, which must be one
of the largest in the area. Customers
websites are also automatically linked
from our own very popular website www.
costacalidachronicle.com. If customers
do not have a website, we provide them
with a free webpage which can be updated
regularly. Bars and restaurants get all
events added to the Whats On pages for
free and all advertisers are offered free
editorial and/or inclusion in the Business
News.
The Costa Clida Chronicle is always
delivered on time in the first few days of
the month (sometimes before 1st!) and
the website is always updated by 1st of
the month. We value our customers and
ensure that they get full value for money
when they advertise with us.

We would like to wish Suzie G a speedy


recovery and hope that she is back
entertaining us all soon.
Welcome This Month:
Cash Clearances
Casaa
Fescodent
Flamenca Cars
Motorhomes Wanted
Pet Sitter
Tapas Quite

THANK YOU TO OUR


CONTRIBUTORS
Alan Monk TV News
Christine Lawford - Poem
Clive & Rosie Palmer Exploring
Murcia

Welcome Back:
Avalon Europe
Sabores del Sur

Dick Handscombe Gardening

Enjoy the rest of the summer, take care


in the heat and make sure that you keep
hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dont
forget to send in your photos taken on
days out this summer. Please send them in
to costacalidachronicle@gmail.com as
jpgs, stating who you are and where the
photos were taken.

Juan Ferrandez Liquor 43

George Mitchell Never a Dull


Moment

From all at the

Costa Clida Chronicle

Ken Whettall Housing Update


Jane Cronin Learning Spanish
Liz Edmiston Food 4 Thought/
Property Matters
Sara Millbank Ma Millbanks
Kitchen
Think Spain Spanish News

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DISCLAIMER
Whilst the CCC are happy to accept monthly reports from the various organizations in the area, the articles printed are not necessarily the
opinions of the editor or publisher and the contents should be viewed as a guideline only. Professional advice should be sought to cover any
information printed therein. Advertisements and reports are not formally endorsed by the CCC. We cannot accept responsibility for advertisers
works, service or goods. The publishers endeavour to ensure the contents are correct, but cannot accept responsibility for the effects of errors
or omissions.

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If you are an existing customers and you have some Business News that you would like to
share with our readers then why not email it to us to be included on our Business News page.
Please keep your news to about 50 words and send us an email by 15th of the month,
to costacalidachronicle@gmail.com with Business News in the subject box.

Cool Nights!
Back in Stock!
Yorkshire Linens best selling anti
allergy summer pillow pair is now in stock.
Cool Nights is a natural way to a cooler,
healthier and more comfortable nights
sleep. The silver threads woven into the
luxury polycotton casing help to regulate
body temperature by conducting heat
away from the head. This premium pillow
has antibacterial qualities and tests show
up to a 21% decrease in temperature. Buy
yours now ready for the hot nights!

If you are looking for a night out in


Northwest Murcia, call in to see Alfonso at
Bar Alandalus on Valle de Sol, Calasparra.
He has various events planned for August,
but at the time we went to print he had
not got confirmation of the events. This
little bar is the ideal place to meet friends,
have a good value meal and possibly play
a game of pool.
Tel 968 955 942

Are you feeling the heat? Why


not enjoy a day out at the beach with a
nice sea breeze?
ADS Sunbeds and
Umbrellas are offering their services
once more this year at Playa del Puerto,
the main beach in Puerto de Mazarrn.
This is a great location opposite the many
bars and restaurants on the promenade.
2 Sunbeds and an umbrella for the day =
12.
Call Maura on 646 969 455

Tel 968 595 946 (Mazarrn) 968 193


912 (San Javier)

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Elliots Restaurant in Bolnuevo will be


closed during the day Monday to Thursday
during August. However, they will be
open 7 nights a week from 5pm Monday
to Sunday. Open Friday, Saturday and
Sunday day as usual.
They are offering their Early Bird Menu
served between 5pm and 7pm 3 courses
including a small beer and glass of wine for
only 9.50. Normal evening menu served
from 7pm until late. New for August
open Sunday evenings for all your
favourites - cod and chips, homemade pies,
steaks, chicken and also Sunday roasts.
For any bookings, please call 634 337
925

Solhuse Real Estate Agency have


maintained a high number of sales for 2015
and even in these soaring temperatures,
people are venturing out with us to snap
up the residue of properties from the
crisis years. The strength of the GBP has
attracted more investors, but the demand
for properties is beginning to override the
property supply! If you are ready to sell,
please get in touch with Solhuse who will
provide free advice without obligation on
strategies for marketing your property.

D & G Garden Furniture in Rio Nalon, Los


Alcarzares has sunstroke! Take advantage
before they recover! Maze rattan furniture
shop display items all now further reduced
by 5% off marked prices for a limited time
only. No more fear of broken glass by your
pool etc, with our fabulous Posh Plastics
Range in stock now. Look at the website
www.dggf.es for more details.

Tel 607 331 331/ 968 105 333 or email


info@solhuse.com

Tel 968 334 773

Following the success so far with the


Zumba & Pilates Classes at El Faro, Pto de
Mazarrn, they have now introduced Yoga
on Tuesday evenings at 8pm. Pop along
and take part, have a dip in the pool and
enjoy a cocktail or one of their specialty ice
creams to finish off the evening.

By popular demand, Old Farmhouses SL


have been asked to include more newly
built properties nearer the coast in our
lists. Keeping within our concept of offering
properties in Spanish Spain, we have
chosen a few small urbanisations near
unspoilt villages, but within easy access
to the coastal resorts. These properties
are direct from the builders, therefore of
excellent value.

Tel 968 594 352

See the web www.oldfarmhouses.es,


call 968 159 631, or email farmhouses@
oldfarmhouses.es

DFS in San Javier SALE IS NOW


ON. They have clearance lines including
headboards from 10 and bedside tables
from 40 whilst stocks last, plus other
items at very low prices.
Call 968 334 194 for more information
and for August Opening Times.
www.dfsspain.com
DFS, San
Decathlon.

Javier,

near

Iceland

and

ASSSA Insurance are offering Expats


health cover with immediate access to
English speaking doctors in the Murcia
Region.
Join now and take advantage of our 30%
lifetime discount on health policies and
find out more about the policies that
are specifically designed for residencia
purposes.
Contact Diane Nolan in Puerto de Mazarrn
on tel 968 153 396 or email mazarron@
asssa.es to receive further information on
lifetime discounts on health, funeral and
dental policies and to obtain your free no
obligation quote.

The Salon on Camposol C would like to


welcome Michelle Ludecke to their team.
Michelle is a qualified NVQ level 2 & 3
beautician who is offering lots of beauty
treatments at The Salon. These include
our NEW luxury facial for 20; diamond
tip microdermabrasion facial; bio microcurrent & galvanic non-surgical facelifts,
along with many more treatments!
Tel 691 916 717

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Moving To New Premises


PALS Solicitor, are happy to announce the
relocation from their current office in Avda.
Doctor Meca No 88, Puerto de Mazarrn, to
new premises which will be at:
Avda. Doctor Meca No 107
Local 11,(Mercadona Centre)
Puerto de Mazarrn, near the Chinese
department store and opposite the
supermarket LIDL.

PALS Solicitor provide all the following


services:
Conveyancing for sales and purchases,
both new properties and re-sales.
Spanish Inheritance
Property Taxes for Non-Residents and
Taxes for Residents
Spanish Wills
Rental Contracts
Court Litigation, etc.

This will provide our clients with a more


spacious environment, together with easy
access and parking.

We are also a multi-language office with


our staff speaking not only English but also
Dutch, French, German and Swedish.

The New Office Will Be Open From:


Monday 24th August 2015.

PALS Solicitor pride themselves on


understanding and helping their
clients.
They look forward to seeing you soon.

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Opening hours:
9am to 3pm - Monday to Friday

They can be contacted on their usual


telephone number of 968595826 or email
of info-mazarron@palsolicitor.com

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Protect Your Home Before Your Holiday


Living on the Costa Clida might seem like
one long holiday, but most of us still like to get
away over the Summer months for a change
of scenery, or to escape the intense heat.
Of course, you will have your Ibex Travel
Insurance policy in place for your trip, but
do you give enough thought to protecting
your home whilst you are away?
Here are a few tips to follow which might
prevent a stressful return home:
1. Lock all doors and windows.
Blindingly obvious as this may be,
it is easy to overlook a window or a
garage door and a burglar will thank
you for it!
2. Keep valuables out of sight. Maybe
you will keep the shutters down, but
if not, then move valuables away from
prying eyes.

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3. Turn everything off at the socket.


Unless you are away for a very long
time it is likely that you will keep the
fridge & freezer on, but disconnect

August is here and the coastal towns are


full, the beaches packed and the bars /
restaurants busy. For those who live here
it is an intrusion, but for those visiting, it
is their precious holiday time! Patience is
needed by all to enjoy everything Spain
has to offer. It will soon be September and
life will return to normal. Regular readers
will know the garden at Casa Rainbow is
an established mature garden, but we
have another year when the wells on the
land (that we water the garden from) have
dried out through the lack of rain and
we are having to selectively water plants
from the mains water supply. Lets hope
this winter will bring some substantial
prolonged rain and the water tables return
to the levels they were for years whilst at
the house. Dogs, cat, terrapins and fish
are all doing well although they all learn
not to be active in the midday sun, but
enjoy the cooler evenings. If only we mad
dogs and English men could learn as they
have, but some continue to work in the hot
daytimes.
TV NEWS
Lots of clients are suffering weak signals
with satellite reception systems. Signals
have always been weaker in the hot

everything else.

indoor lights on timers can give the


impression that people are at home.
Could possibly put a radio on a timer
too!

4. Drain the water tank and switch


off water at the mains. If you cant
do this because you need to keep
an irrigation system going, then talk
to your insurance broker to check
your cover. Returning home to water
damage is much more likely than
returning to a home that has been
burgled.

8. Alarm system. Alarms are good and


alarms linked to security firms are
better.

5. Dont advertise your absence.


Until you get home, keep the fact
that you are away to close friends and
family. Dont say that you are away
on a phone answer message. This,
of course, includes how you use social
media. A prospective burglar would
love to know that you are on a beach
in Florida!

10. Check your insurance policy. Are


you covered for loss or damage if
you are away for more than a certain
number of days? Do you have all
risks cover for certain valuables and
possessions that you take away on
holiday with you? Are there security
conditions attached to your policy?

6. Luggage labels.
Dont put your
home address on luggage labels. This
is another advert that you are away.
7. Lighting.
Security lighting is a
deterrent to would-be thieves and

summer months due to attenuation of


the signals in the hot air, but this year
with the weak levels we had to start with,
this summer phenomenon has reduced
them below levels to receive a picture on
many of the smaller dishes. In previous
years we had enough to lose a little and
retain a picture, but not this year. Another
issue is that there are pockets of weaker
signals that can sometimes only be metres
from pockets of stronger signals.
We
often get calls saying that a client has
lost some channels but their neighbour
across the road has not. This may be
differences in reception equipment (even
two digiboxes of the same make can have
substantially different tuners in them), but
differences in cable quality, cable length
and installation can make the difference
between getting a picture or not. Dish
size, make and model can be critical, along
with the accuracy of the alignment. At
the moment without EVERYTHING being
in absolutely A1 condition, some channel
loss can be experienced and that especially
applies to the HD channels that require so
much more data streamed than the SD
versions. If you are getting the SD version
we suggest you live with that!
Are there solutions
to
the
poor
reception
many
are getting?
Of course there are,
but money becomes
involved!
Firstly
get
your
system checked by
a reputable installer
who has experience
and equipment to do
the job - get a health
check and report. It
may be that just a

9. Tell a neighbour that you trust.


They can keep an eye on the property,
water plants etc.

Taking out an insurance policy with the


cover you need is important so leave it to
the experts and give Julie or Clare a call on
968 595 945. As your local insurance broker
Ibex can find the policy to meet your needs.

small dish alignment will resolve issues,


or perhaps replacing that sun damaged
10 year old cable will help. Maybe a new
upgraded LNB or decent tuner digibox will
bring all back, but it may be that a new
bigger/modern dish is required. A health
check should not cost much and will tell
you where you are.
The alternative is to go to Internet-based
TV and do away with that huge dish. This
is the way forward with TV and will be the
way all TV is delivered in the not too distant
future, but you will need excellent internet
which not all of us have. Internet speed
and quality is improving almost weekly,
so if you have tried it and failed it may
be worth trying again or having a go at
your supplier to improve things or change
supplier. Many are now aware that they
MUST support Internet TV and are willing to
do that, while some just are not or perhaps
not able to. We at Rainbow Satellites
have an excellent Internet TV system (no
computer or knowledge required works
just like a satellite TV system), so ask us
for more details or a demonstration.
Thats about it for this month. Remember
if you have a question about any aspect of
TV or Radio, we are here to try to answer
it. An email is preferable so we can answer
when we get a minute.
TV Newsletter is sponsored by Rainbow
Satellites the company for all your TV/
Radio needs in the Murcia region of Spain.
We have been operating in the area for
some 16 years.
Contact us for free friendly advice by
email rainbowsats@gmail.com or phone
(0034) 686 358 475.
Our website www.rainbowsats.org has
lots of basic information on viewing TV in
Spain.

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Busy Month!
Well, another busy month for MAMAS (not
enough staff!) Please call us if you could spare
a few hours! We have been delivering and
picking up furniture from all over Mazarrn,
keeping a very large superstore well stocked
ready for your visit (you havent been - shame
on you!) Find us in Puerto de Mazarrn, just
past Mercadona shopping centre. Turn left
at the Oclock bar and Consum. Take a short
drive and take third turning on left into Calle
San Juan.

Our feature doggie this month is the well


known Chiy known for his unusual looks
- well what do you think! He was found in
the window space of a ferreteria cooking in
the summer sun, with no water or shade.
The lovely lady that saw him bought him
immediately and kept him. We recently gave
her help towards the cost of his neutering
(not that Chiy was impressed!)
We are trying as always to impress
upon people the importance of spaying/
neutering. You will be aware of the many
kittens and puppies there are. We are slowly
getting the attention of the locals who are
realising the convenience of a neutered pet.
As always, we rely on your kind donations
and support by buying from our well stocked
and interesting superstore. Call in - that
thing you were looking for could be in there
(somewhere!!) Dont throw anything away every item has a value no matter how small.
We are always short of smaller household
items and working electrical goods. If
you dont need it, please drop it off at the
superstore or our Drop Off Point on Camposol
B car park every Tuesday 10am-12pm. If you
have large donations you can arrange to have

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Alan Locksmith Cerrajero


Who am I?
My name is
Alan Eustace,
aka Huey. I
have
been
living in Spain
for the past
15
years
and I have
been
selfemployed
w o r k i n g
with security
grilles
and
locks. I have
20
years
experience
previously
working
in
other fields of
engineering.
Recently
I
have
dedicated myself solely to the locksmith
industry and I have been Segurtec24 trained
(part of the Spanish locksmith union, UCES).

What Service do I provide?


Complete 24 hour locksmith service, nondestructive opening of all types of doors,
locks and barrels changed or upgraded, safe
opening service, concertina grilles supplied
and fitted, same keying for the entire
house, broken key removal. Probably the
most important thing I do is the Emergency
Response Service eg when you are locked
out of your own house for whatever reason,
keys locked inside, lost keys, or no keys. I will
attempt to get to you within half an hour and
get you inside your home within minutes of
arriving without damage to your door.
What is a Locksmith?
A locksmith is a trained professional. To get
trained you need to be involved in the industry
already for a minimum of 2 years showing
proof of employment or self-employment and
with stringent security and police checks. A
locksmith will have access to technical backup services for any extraordinary queries and
can provide an invoice for insurance claims.
What to do if you need a Locksmith in an
emergency?
First of all I would obviously suggest that
you phone me on (0034) 609 265 899.
However, if you are unlucky enough to be

them picked up.


Furniture Sales
We advertise on Murcia Today under MAMAS
Resales, or check our website where there
is a link to show furnishings for sale, and
in Items for Sale (Facebook). If you have a
rental, why not furnish it with good quality
furniture we have some lovely donated suites
and lounge units?
We are very understaffed and need you
to come in and give us a hand. No matter
how little time you can spare you would be
very welcome. A hunky chap (preferably
gorgeous - nothing too much - along the lines
of George Clooney would do) to assist with
the deliveries of large furniture items, before
Richards knees and back give up!
Tel 666 186 037
Email
mazarronanimalmedi-aid@hotmail.com
Helping
You
Helping
Registered Charity No 9537/1a

Animals

locked out without my number this is what I


recommend and hopefully you will remember
it - call your estate agent or rental agency.
They should have a locksmith service they use
or recommend. Once you have made contact
with a locksmith always ask for a price. With
a bit of explanation from you a professional
locksmith can easily give you an accurate
quote over the phone. The obvious choice
to search for a locksmith is the internet.
However, always be wary of personal adverts
with only a telephone number that say they
are close to you and cheap. They are almost
always not close and never cheap. Be wary
of the stickers on post boxes, lampposts etc
offering a multitude of services. Only go
for specific locksmith or cerrajero numbers
as these are solely dedicated to providing a
professional locksmith service (remember to
always ask the price).
Find me on
24 hr 609 265 899
hueynomad@hotmail.com
www.murciatoday.com
Facebook: Locksmith Murcia
646 726 686 Whatsapp/SMS
LinkedIn: Alan Eustace

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Water For Development


For most of us, turning on a water tap to clean
our teeth, shower, wash up or turn on the
washing machine is as natural as waking up in
the morning. Having a toilet that flushes and
even having water piped into an Americanstyle fridge is something that we take for
granted. Here in Spain we drink millions of
litres of bottled water each year, despite most
of the water being safe to drink and there
being facilities to filter the water. We waste
water every day by not recycling it and letting
it run off roofs during heavy storms as many
houses still do not have guttering. If they do
have gutter, much of the rain just runs into the
street instead of it being collected into water
tanks for recycling by using it to water plants
or to wash down patios. Imagine having to
carry water containers for all the necessary
water that you use each and every day.

access to basic sanitation. About one billion


people will still be without
thout electricity and will
go to bed hungry largely the same
underprivileged poor.
ns for the
The challenge remains
world community in 2015,
mit to
to formulate, commit
ue a
and to urgently pursue
able
new set of Sustainable
oals
Development
Goals
tral
(SDGs). Water is central
to these challenges. Our
ds,
lives and livelihoods,
her
and that of all other
end
living creatures, depend
on water. Withoutt it
n a
we cannot sustain
y, live
productive economy,
healthy lives or produce
ther basic
food, energy and other
modities.
necessities and commodities.
ek in Stockholm will
World Water Week
continue to focus on these issues, and the
vital role water plays in addressing them.
From Water And Food Security in 2012,
Water Cooperation in 2013 and Water
And Energy in 2014, we look forward to
highlighting the importance of Water For
Development in 2015.

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2015 is the target year for achieving the


Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for
water. Although considerable progress has
been made, the targets to achieve improved
access to key basic services during the first
15 years of this century will not be fully
reached. About one billion people will still
lack access to safe water and even more lack

Apparently the makers of Bubble Wrap are


changing the design to a more efficient one
which means that the bubbles will not now
pop in the way they used to. Life will never

In 2014, over 3,000 individuals and 270


convening organizations from 143 countries
participated in World Water Week. Experts,
practitioners,
decision-makers,
business
innovators and young professionals from
a range of sectors and countries come to
Stockholm to network, exchange ideas,
foster new thinking and develop solutions to
the most pressing water-related challenges
of today. Water is key to our future

be the same again. There is even a Bubble


Wrap appreciation society. ...Hmmmm.
More seriously and to no-ones surprise,
Greece has run out of money and Germany
has it all. How would you cope on a daily
limit of 60 with the threat that your hardearned money may be used to pay off the
national debt?
Water cannons are being considered on
the streets of London as the peasants are
revolting. Yes London, England.
Stability and the things we get used to can
change very quickly and so it seems can
the mood or fortune of the country. After
King David, 3500 years ago, everything
was hunky-dory; for a while. A prosperous
country, affluence, a leader (Solomon),
considered wise and history tells us silver
was considered as nothing because there
was so much of it. Within the space of a
few years after Solomon had died it all fell
apart. The kingdom was divided, bloodshed,
financial ruin, families torn apart by politics
or history, violent atrocities, bribery and
corruption. The prized Temple, which was
a reflection of the peoples love for God,
was gradually stripped of its treasures and
then neglected.

prosperity and together we can achieve


a water-wise world.
world
The main co
contribution of the 2015
World Water
Wa
Week will be to
discuss how to highlight the
role of
o water in other SDGs
and h
how water-related goals
and targets can be most
effe
effectively implemented.
CH
CH2M,
a
Coloradoba
based global service
an
and
engineering
co
company,
has
been
na
named the winner of
the
2015
Stockholm
Ind
Industry Water Award,
for
developing
and
advanc
advancing methods to clean
water, a
and increasing public
acceptance of recycled water.
Rajendra Singh of India is named the
2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate,
for his innovative water restoration
efforts, improving water security in rural
India, and for showing extraordinary
courage and determination in his quest
to improve the living conditions for
those most in need. Mr Singh, born in
1959, lives and works in the arid Indian state
of Rajasthan, where he, for several decades,
has dedicated himself to defeating drought
and empowering communities. The results of
his tireless work are without equal: in close
cooperation with local residents, he and his
organization have revived several rivers,
brought water and life, back to a thousand
villages and given hope to countless people.

Any of this sound at all familiar?


Of course some things in life have changed
over the centuries, but the underlying
nature of men and women has not. The
Good News is that God hasnt changed
either. He said thousands of years ago
Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of
the earth; for I am God and there is no
other. Isaiah 45 v 22.The offer is still there
today as it was back then.
You can find us on Sunday evenings on
Condado de Alhama in the Al Kasar Centre.
Contact Ken 646 705 403 or check the
website to see what we will be doing
each week. Come and join us. We offer
something a bit different. Sit around and
chat over a cup of tea or coffee and learn
about God and what He can do for YOU.
We also hold monthly social events in Los
Almagros. Look out for the posters or go
to our website for details. Further details
and other planned get togethers please go
to
http://open-door.wix.com/opendoor
To be added to our mailing list please email
opendoorgettogether@gmail.com
Ken 646 705 403
Carol 655 141 721

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Hunt for 18 of Britains Most Wanted goes to


fugitives back yards
A 13ft high digital screen broadcasting the
faces of 18 of Britains most wanted fugitives
is on tour around British ex-pat hot spots in
Spain. Its the latest push by crime-fighting
charity Crimestoppers and the National
Crime Agency (NCA) to track down the
18 remaining individuals wanted as part of
Operation Captura.
The fugitives are wanted by UK law enforcement
agencies in connection with crimes including
murder, rape, indecent assault of a child and
drug trafficking. They are believed to be
hiding among British communities in popular
expat areas including Benidorm, Malaga and
Puerto Banus. The digital screen, attached to
the back of a van, is touring all these areas
and parking outside nightclubs, bars, British
supermarkets and restaurants.
It is hoped that going direct to the
fugitives back yards and putting their
faces in plain sight will help to flush
them out.

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Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC, the Founder and


Chair of Crimestoppers, said Operation
Captura has proved a huge success since
it was launched in 2006 and the majority of
individuals on our most wanted list have been
captured. However, there are still a number
of criminals who are evading arrest. We
must ensure these individuals are brought to
justice.
Steve Reynolds, NCA Deputy Director,
added Weve caught 68 out of 86 fugitives
on the Captura list and the rest know
we wont stop until we catch them too. By
taking our campaign directly into Spanish
communities where we believe they are living
and socialising, their lives will become even
more uncomfortable. We want British expats
and locals to help us by being extra eyes and
ears and telling us what they know. These
fugitives are wanted for serious crimes.
Anyone who is helping them stay on the run,
such as girlfriends, wives, family members
back home, or criminal associates, should
know that assisting them is an offence too.
There may also be people in the UK with vital
information on the whereabouts of these
fugitives and we would urge them to get in
touch.
Roger Critchell, Director of Operations for
Crimestoppers, said This is something that
we have never done before, but we believe
that broadcasting these fugitives faces right
in their back yards will not only encourage the
public to speak up, but show these individuals
that there really is nowhere to hide. There
will be no avoiding the faces on this screen
theyll be broadcast in all the popular expat

areas. I would urge anyone who recognises


any of those faces to contact Crimestoppers
anonymously. We dont take personal details
and you wont have to give a statement or go
to court. Many of these fugitives are currently
living a life of leisure funded by serious crime.
They cannot be allowed to hide forever. They
must be brought to justice. Do the right thing
and help us find them.
A fresh appeal in March this year saw three
fugitives captured within a matter of weeks.
For those people calling from Spain there is
a special freephone Spanish number 900
555 111 which will be answered in the UK
by Crimestoppers call agents. A translation
service is available upon request. People can
also pass on information anonymously via
the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111 or
online at
www.crimestoppers-uk.org
18 remaining fugitives can be viewed via
the following link: www.crimestoppersuk.org/opcaptura
Below are some of the fugitives known to
have links in Spain:
John Barton, 59:
Wanted
by
the
NCA for conspiracy
to import heroin.
Barton,
originally
from
Mansfield,
Nottinghamshire,
was sentenced in
his absence to 20
years in 2003 for
smuggling
heroin.
He speaks with a
Midlands accent and
is tall with a medium build. He is believed to
have links to Fuengirola, Spain.
Simon Dutton, 38:
Wanted by the NCA
for
conspiracy
to
supply
cocaine.
Dutton is wanted
in relation to the
importation
of
cocaine from Spain
into the UK and
its
subsequent
distribution
in
the North West of
England.
Dutton,
who is originally from
Bolton, and is described as between 6ft 2 and
6ft 4, he has blue eyes and is of medium build
with brown, short hair. He has a scar on the
right side of his chin as well as his left hand
and right leg. A tattoo on his right arm says
Rachel. He also has a tattoo running along
the inside of his left forearm.

Allan James Foster,


43:
Wanted
by
Northumbria Police
in connection with
the murder of David
Noddy Rice in a car
park in May 2006.
He is also wanted for
drugs and diamond
theft offences. Foster,
also known as Shaun
Michael Wilkinson, is
originally from South
Shields, Tyneside, and has links to the Canary
Islands and Majorca.
Michael
Roden,
25:
Wanted
by
West
Midlands
Police on suspicion
of
conspiracy
to
import
cannabis.
Roden, who has the
nickname Dodge, is
allegedly a member
of an organised crime
group. He is wanted
in connection with
the importation of
70 kilos of cannabis into the UK from Spain
between April 2013 and September 2013.
Roden was previously convicted in October
2010 of large-scale production of cannabis
and jailed for three years. Following his early
release in 2011, Roden failed to meet the
conditions set by the Probation Service and is
wanted for recall to prison. Roden, originally
from Redditch, Worcs, is 6ft 1ins tall.
*

Around 17 people are arrested and


charged every day as a result of
information given to Crimestoppers.

Since Crimestoppers began in 1988,


it has received over 1.6 million pieces
of actionable information, resulting
in over 132,000 arrests and charges.
Over 131 million worth of goods has
been recovered and over 323 million
worth of drugs has been seized.

In 2005, Crimestoppers launched


the UKs Most Wanted on its website
which allows the public to view
images of criminals and pass on vital
information about their whereabouts.
It has been highly successful with
over 3,300 arrests to date.

Crimestoppers UK was founded by


Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, Chairman
of Trustees. In 1988, he launched
Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan
Police area. Crimestoppers call
to action is built on a three-way
partnership between the business
community, the police and the media.

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Well, Summer has arrived with a


vengeance, so its from the Air Con cooled
villa, to the Air Con cooled car to shop in
the Air Con cooled shopping centres where
you can spend all the money you have
saved on air fares in the sales. Sound good
to you?

the service could not be faulted. How they


managed to serve over 100 piping hot
meals in such an efficient manner is still
beyond us.

If you would like to get involved with


Masquerade Musicals, we rehearse at
the Cultural Centre, on Camposol, Sector B
every Wednesday at 4pm. We will probably
be taking a break during August thus
giving lots of time to learn the songs and
words by listening to the Sing-a-Long disc.
Well, thats the theory anyway.

Masquerade Musicals performed South


Pacific for the last time at El Saladillo when
over 200 was raised for the Memorial
Gardens on Los Palacios, Camposol, which
are being so well managed and extended
by the Los Palacios Gardening Group. What
a great job they do.

Email us at
gmail.com if
information.

Everybody seemed to really enjoy


themselves. The food was delicious and

New President for Mazarrn Bahia Lions


Club

Clubs you are assured by their charter that


every euro raised for charity is spent on
charity, as everyone gives their time and
effort for free.

Please continue to help Lions in all their


Events and activities in 2015 to 2016 and
onwards.

This campaign will be followed by phase


3 so that by 2020, more than 700 million
children in 49 countries are expected
to be immunized against measles and
rubella.

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We would like to take this opportunity to


thank all the members of the public who
supported our first fund raising venture for the
World Measles and Rubella Inoculation
programme. Your kindness helped our
small club send money for more than 2000
immunisations.

With over 1.4 million members in 46,000


clubs in more than 200 countries, Lions

masquerademusicals@
you would like more

Clubs fund projects in excess of $30 Million


every year from contributions by clubs and
supporters.

Mazarrn Bahia Lions Club slogan


Immunise Two Children For The Price Of
A Cup Of Coffee

From July 1st 2015 Lion, Virginia Barker (


Gina to her friends) was formally appointed
President of Mazarrn Bahia Lions Club
for the next 12 months. You may know Gina
from her dedicated work building up the Leos
Club and welfare work on the STRIDES
Project for support of local Diabetic children.
As we head towards 2017, when Lions
celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding,
the challenge is still to meet the needs of local
people and show concern for those in need
worldwide. The latest is the World Wide
Project to Inoculate all under 5s for
Measles & Rubella.

We have started on the new show which


will be based in a completely different
climate cold, damp, pea soup fog
sound familiar? Definitely not Mazarrn,
thankfully!

This programme, started in 2011, is a


partnership between Lions International
Foundation and the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation, and funds raised have
immunized 157 million children. At the Lions
World Wide Convention in Berlin in 2013
it was agreed to extend the programme
with plans to immunise 270 million under
5s. This will need $30 million from Lions
and $15 million from the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation added this time to
additional contribution of $15 million by
the UKs Department for International
Development (DFID).
With 1.4 million members World Wide, this
equates to a target for each Lion to raise $10
(8) or 1 coffee a month, for 3 years; each
member
therefore
helping to save and
improve 20 childrens
lives per year.
Please
consider
helping
Lions
everywhere to raise
this money as quickly
as possible. If we can
complete this before
2017,
before
the
100th anniversary of
the founding of Lions
Clubs, then more lives
are improved sooner
and a great milestone
achieved. With Lions

Measles is a highly infectious disease


and according to the World Health
Organization (WHO), kills an estimated
430 people every day, mostly in
developing countries. This equates to about
160,000 people annually, mostly children
under the age of five. The project provides
the measles vaccine in a single shot along
with the vaccine against rubella (German
measles). When funded by this partnership
it costs around 50 US cents per dose. Since
2001, measles deaths have been reduced by
71%, notes WHO. Recent experience shows
that failure to give enough children their first
dose of measles vaccination through routine
immunization can result in serious outbreaks.
Under the partnership, Lions Clubs will deploy
its network of 1.35 million volunteers to raise
the funds and to improve access to vaccines
and immunization in the worlds poorest
countries. Lions Clubs will work with local
health specialists in developing countries to
ensure children are vaccinated. They will also
play a key role in social mobilization efforts
by working with local leaders, coordinating
community-level publicity and serving as
volunteers at vaccination centres.
For more information contact Lions on
Camposol Sector B every Friday morning or
telephone Nigel Barker on 651 867 205
Visit the website
http://www.lionsmazarron.org/

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I have a painted-on smile


It hides the truth that I feel.
Its something that only I know,
That the smile on my face isnt real.
I laugh and I joke, but its only a mask.
If you could see into my eyes,
You just might see the torment in me
And my laughter is just a disguise.
We were fighting faceless shadows
Whose views were so extreme.
And Im too ashamed to tell anyone,
Of the horrors that Ive seen!
We were only there to protect a town.
Now all of my best friends are dead.
They were ambushed by a terrorist group,

Whilst the majority of our young Spanish


pupils and students head off to the beach
for the summer Cavalli Foundation, still
based at META Riding stables in La Costera
de Alhama, is rapidly becoming a centre of
interest amongst riders, friends and followers
from the Nordic countries todays visitors
being three families from Sweden holidaying
in Bolnuevo. We can now add them to our
regulars like Helene, Celine, Iselin, Nea,
Maria and Frida from Norway and Denmark.

While I had gone on ahead.


They were using women and children.
I wanted those guilty to die!
But I felt so ashamed for surviving.
That I couldnt even cry!
My twelve months of duty had come to an
end,
So I put myself on trial.
I found myself guilty of being alive.
Now I live with a painted-on smile!
I was like a damn that was ready to burst.
My faith in mankind had gone,
But I knew.....Being a soldier, was not about
me!
But a salute to all who go on.

Lisa and Lisas best friend. This group are


keen riders and generous Godparents
to some very lucky Cavalli Horses and
Ponies.
As you know, since the beginning of summer
our Cavalli Family has grown enormously
and weve taken in assorted animals in need
of treatment, care, love and attention. Our
cry for help to meet vets bills was answered
by calls and messages from friends enquiring
about how to become Godparents.

I was making friends with these people,


But why was I left alive?
Then I felt the voices of all my men say
If you think like that then youve died!
Their memories, were holding me up.
If you leave, then evil has won.
I wanted to trust and follow my gut,
So my undercover life begun.
I try to be a good soldier
And hope, that I will be strong!
But sometimes I cry.... with such despair
My smile is still painted-on (for now)
Dear God! I hope Im not wrong.

ponies. Vet, Jos, was called to check up on


her extreme undernourished condition and
dermatitis. She was given a multivitamin
and iron complex to balance her blood levels,
plus baths with hibiscrub followed by body oil
massage to treat her dermatitis. India is
looking for a kind Godparent to help with
her journey to recovery.
If you would like to help us and become
Godparent to one of our horses, ponies,
goats, geese or puppies you can contact us
by email, facebook @Cavalli Foundation, or
phone us. Its simple, cheap and a perfect
way to help an animal in need.

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Last but not least we are thrilled to


report fence construction is under way
at Cavalli Ranch.

From Belgium we have Rani and Jade, from


Holland Johansiena van Wijk, her daughter

Recent arrival at Cavalli, India, has settled


in well and made friends with the other

Finally after the three years of perseverance


we received the ALL GO from the Department
of the Environment which has studied and
passed all Cavalli paper work- can hardly
believe we have actually got to the end of the
everlasting procedure of permits and licenses!
Must add here that we are celebrating Stage
1 of the project. Stages 2 and 3 are still to
come!
In the meantime all Cavalli Rescue,
Rehab and Horse Riding activities
continue at META Riding Stables in La
Costera de Alhama.
Follow us on Facebook @Cavalli Foundation
Tel 636 172 198
Email infocavallifoundation@gmail.com
Cavalli Foundation
META Riding Stables
Carretera el Palmar-Mazarrn,
km 20,400(RM-603), Los Ventorrillos
30849 La Costera de Alhama

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WINDOWS 10
A Word of Caution

issues with any new Operating


System, whether it is from Microsoft
or Apple.
2. It is very probable that your other
peripheral devices will not work
straight away as these companies
have not had sufficient time to
develop and revise their driver
database. It is likely that your three
year old printer or camera will not
be recognised by the PC.

Welcome to another Komputer Korner.


Here at Don Tecnico towers we hope your
summer is as enjoyable as are your PC
experiences.
The news from Microsoft is that they
have now released their latest, and last,
Operating System. Windows 10.

It is generally better to wait until the first


release of any updates and patches. At
least this will then give more security to
the end user, i.e. you and me.

Over the last few months Microsoft have


been putting a small icon onto your taskbar
that gave you the opportunity to sign up
to receive this latest piece of important
software. All that will happen next is you
will receive notification that your new
software is ready to load.

In the majority of tests this new Operating


System is proving to be good. It is
using the systems memory and internal
resources much better and is proving to be
a better all round system, so we should get
a better, more responsive, PC.

However, a word of caution!

Already it is being greeted with some


enthusiasm because of things such as:-

In the history of Microsoft, from the very


beginnings to very recently, they have
not had a completely successful launch
of any of their products. Because of these
reasons, plus a few others which will be
highlighted later, the advice we are giving
to all our customers, and anyone else
who asks, is DO NOT LOAD THIS NEW
OPERATING SYSTEM at the moment.
Wait a bit longer.

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3. You can bet that the virus writers


and online scammers have had
time to read through the code to
start uploading their wares onto
the many PCs that will be left
vulnerable.

WHY?
Because of the following reasons:1. There are always bugs and other

Start menu functionally is really


good.

Action Centre features are good

Settings app is finally a Control


Panel replacement

Universal apps are much higher in


quality

The new web browser - Microsoft


Edge - also features Cortana.

You can right-click on just about


anything to Ask Cortana for more
information.

Microsoft have now got themselves into


a position whereby they have one unified
Operating System that will be able to
function over all of their products, including
smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop
PCs and servers.
Windows 10 will be free to all users who
hold a legal copy of Windows 7, 8 and
8.1, (At the moment, but this has already
changed several times! Be careful if you do
download and use it. You could end up with
a bill for about $145.00)

By the way, for those wondering why it is


not Windows 9, the short answer is that
the coding would have reacted to the old
Windows 95, 98, 98SE and ME codings
that are still around. This would have
caused untold problems, so to ensure that
his never happened they went straight to
Windows 10.
If you have any problems, then do not
hesitate to call into Don Tecnicos shop
where we will be happy to help you.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer and
we look forward to seeing you.

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Fear, Hate and Suspicion at Friday Prayer


By 7am I was standing in a queue of Muslim
worshippers on the Palestinian side of the
West Bank Barrier in Bethlehem. It was
Friday; a very holy day in these parts. Friday
Prayers for Muslims, then when the sun
sets in the evening, the Sabbath begins for
the Jewish people. Friday is also one of the
few days that Palestinians are allowed to
cross into Jerusalem, but only with advance
permission of course. Dozens were queuing
and it took almost two hours to get through.
No Muslim men under the age of 50 are
allowed, as they are seen as the most
likely to be involved in terrorism, so it
was just me, women and lots of old men.
We went through the metal type cages one at
a time, past various checks and CCTV, into the
military buffer zone, my bag scanned, through
metal detectors, my passport checked by
border guards behind bullet-proof thick glass.
Six soldiers carrying machine guns, stood
nearby watching every move intently. The
Palestinians beside me were all electronically
finger printed - I wasnt. Then I got a smile,
was wished a good day and was told I could
proceed. A sign in English, Hebrew and Arabic
read,Welcome to Israel. May you go in peace
and return in peace.

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After twenty minutes on an old minibus, we


arrived in Jerusalem and I was deposited
close to the walls of the old city. Jerusalem,
although under Israeli control, is itself divided.
West is Jewish dominated and East Jerusalem
is where Palestinians live. They also see it as
the capital of Palestine. This land of course
was taken by Israel from Jordan in the 1967
war. Then in the middle and the epi centre
of it all is the old city itself. A tiny ancient
city that is holy to the three main Abrahamic
religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
In a city already divided between east and
west, the old city is then again divided into
four quarters.
The Dome of the Rock is truly magnificent and
marks the spot where Muslims believe that
the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.
Beside it stands al-Aqsa Mosque.A highly
controversial place, Jews and Christians
refer to this area as Temple Mount and for
political reasons it is not considered either

part of the Jewish or the Muslim quarter.I did


later try, without success, to enter the area
where the Dome of the Rock was, but lines
of Israeli security had every narrow street in
the city blocked off. Muslims with permission
were allowed in, but not me. I was told my
safety couldnt be guaranteed due to the
current situation.
Close to the ancient walls of the old city, I
sat down outside the famous Damascus
Gate. Suddenly an Arab who was being body
searched called over to me and in English
shouted Look at the way the Israelis treat us!
The soldier ignored him, finished his search
and let the man pass. I found it unnerving to
see the mix of Muslims, Orthodox Jews and
Israeli security, all in close proximity, yet not
even looking at each other. (See the photo on
the steps.)

It would soon be midday and prayer time


for Muslims. Groups of Israeli security forces
were getting ready for whatever the day lay
ahead. I tried to communicate with various
members of the Israeli security forces, but
none of them would talk with me. Many
female Israelis held guns. They looked so
young ... I was later told that some are as
young as 16 and doing their compulsory
national service. I found their age very
disturbing.
Around two hundred metres away, barriers
were being erected as the security forces

attempted to stop those without permission


from making it to the Dome of the Rock.
Blocking worshippers from their holy
place on their holy day can you imagine
the tension in the air? Both sides took their
positions, in the middle of the street; Muslims
on one side and thick lines of heavily armed
Israeli security on the other. This could all
kick off at any moment I thought to myself.
You could cut the atmosphere with a knife.
Hundreds of men put down their prayer
mats,then on taking their cue from the Imam,
as one, were down on their knees in the
prayer position, in the middle of the road, on
the tarmac. It was a remarkable sight. They
started to pray, whilst the Israeli forces stood
in deftly silence just inches in front. The
word tense does not even come close to
describing this scene. I was right in behind
the Israeli line and was allowed to wander
and photograph at will.

After prayers, small scuffles did break out


as some tried to get through the lines, but
unlike other Fridays where knife and gun
attacks occur on a regular basis, thankfully
nothing serious happened. The following
week, while I was elsewhere, a
Palestinian driver deliberately mounted
the pavement in his car and killed a
three month old Jewish child. Despicable.
Yet, Hamas called it, An act of heroism.
Sickening.
I walked through the meandering streets of
the old city, the Muslim Quarter, Armenian,
Christian and into the Jewish Quarter. After
passing another intense security point, I was
soon face to face with the famous Western
Wall. The Jewish worshippers were getting
ready for the Sabbath. I stood a respectful
distance and watched as men prayed, faces
right up to the Wall. As is custom, many
placed tiny pieces of paper, personal hand
written notes to God in the crevices in the
actual wall.

Jerusalem may be one the holiest places in


the world and while it fascinated me, it didnt
make me feel positive about the human race.
Fear, hatred and suspicion rule here.
At night, as I made the same long trip back
through the checkpoints to Palestine, I was
reminded of a slogan I saw on the Wall the
previous day We all bleed the same colour.

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Casaa is a Dutch owned, Spanish based


company, specialising in renting luxury
holiday homes on Mazarrn Country Club.
Since 2007 Casaa has become the major
agent based on Mazarrn Country Club,
with over 80 villas to choose from for our
international clientele. We offer our guests
a very personal and welcoming service,
including an information map that can be
found in every villa in many languages and
a courtesy bottle of Casaa wine.
Home owners can sign up for the Casaa
Service Contract. For as little as 30 a
month we will take care of your property
and assure you hassle free renting.

In October this year we will be present


at the Second Home Exhibition in
Utrecht, The Netherlands. If you want
us to represent your property at this
exhibition, please wait no longer and
give us a call. We will gladly make an
appointment to value your home and do
the best we can to sell it for you.
We hope to meet you soon!
Anouk, Maria, Monica and Rocio
Casaa
Mazarrn Country Club
Tel 676 354 400
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Over the last years Casaa have had


an increasing demand of clients that are
interested in buying a property of their
own on Mazarrn Country Club, or in the

Mazarrn, Camposol, Totana, Bolnuevo


and Puerto de Mazarrn areas. We are
actively looking for more properties to sell
to our clients.

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to long lost friends, and to enjoy the fiesta!

Saturday 29th August - 7pm El Berro


Fiesta Get-Together at Restaurante
Sierra Espua

It will be too hot to walk, so well just be


socialising. Please say youre coming by
texting/calling 679 002 147 or emailing
natureespunatrails@gmail.com
so
that I know numbers for seating at the
restaurant and who to look out for.

Come and have fun at the El Berro


Fiesta! Meet other members of the social
walking group when well all be gathering
at the Sierra Espua Restaurante next
to Camping Sierra Espua at 7 pm early
Saturday evening. We will have a drink
and chat and then go on to see whats
going on at the fiesta afterwards. There
will be bands playing later, so come along
for a happy and free reunion to say hello

Look after your passport watch new


videos that reveal the scams that thieves
and pickpockets use
With tens of thousands of British residents
living in Spain and millions of UK visitors
heading for Spanish holiday resorts and
beaches this summer, the Foreign Office has
launched a video campaign to help Britons
avoid the threat of passport thieves.

Looking forward to seeing you all!


Louisa

and tactics. These videos show just a handful


of ways that a pickpocket might attempt to
steal from you, so remember some basic
advice to stay safe.

may need to report the theft to the police


and spend time and money at the local
British Consulate getting an emergency travel
document.

If you dont need to take your passport with


you, leave it in your hotel safe instead. Only
carry what you need and keep valuables in
a secure pocket. If you have a bag or case,
never let it out of your sight. Be more alert in
crowds and wary of anyone getting too close.
Finally, try not to advertise the location of
prized possessions by patting your pockets or
bags.

The British Embassy offers five top tips for


keeping your passport safe:

British nationals in Spain tell of a range


of hustle techniques used against them,
including:
*

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Out of the 15 million British tourists who


came to Spain last year, more than 3000
reported their passports stolen and almost
1800 reported their passport lost.
Worldwide, more than 20,000 British
passports were either lost or stolen in
2014/15.
To make people more aware of the risks,
stealth crime expert and Man of Steal James
Freedman has worked with the Foreign
Office to create a series of videos that show
the techniques used by passport thieves and
offer advice on how to avoid becoming a
victim. You can watch them on the Foreign
Office YouTube channel at
www.youtube.com/user/fcotravel.
James Freedman says Pickpockets and
thieves constantly evolve their techniques

A bunch of children surrounding you


and patting you whilst begging for
money. After they leave you discover
they have also picked your pockets
and bag.
Being followed onto a crowded
underground train by two apparent
nuns, who then pickpocket your
wallet.

Having a bag stolen from your car


while leaving it momentarily unlocked
to go to a rubbish bin, even though
you are only a few feet away.

Being asked to help get something


from a top shelf whilst your pocket is
then picked.

Being pricked with a sharp object that


is enough to draw blood and in the
confusion your bag disappears.

Dealing with a lost or stolen passport can be


expensive and time-consuming. The victim

If you need to carry your passport,


ensure it is well concealed

Never take your eye off a bag or case,


even for a moment

Be alert in crowds and wary of anyone


getting too close or seeking to distract
you

When driving, keep your valuables


secure and out of sight and be aware
of thieves using distraction techniques
either on the road or when you park

Avoid advertising the location of your


passport and valuable possessions
by patting your pockets or bags

It is also a good idea to leave a photocopy of


your passport with friends or family, or store
an electronic copy securely.
If your passport is lost or stolen, you can
report it to the Spanish police by calling +34
902 102 112 (a multilingual service). If you need
to travel urgently, you can apply for an emergency
travel document at the nearest British Consulate
www.gov.uk/emergency-travel(visit
document or call + 34 917 146 300).
For more information about living in or visiting
Spain, go to www.gov.uk or follow the British
Consulate on social media via:
Facebook Brits living in Spain and Brits
visiting Spain
Twitter
@BritsliveSpain
and
@
BritsvisitSpain

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How many times have we heard people say


I dont believe there is a God?
How many times when people are ill or in
trouble do they accept prayer when offered?
I love to pray for people, as prayer is so
powerful. I have seen many people healed
and restored by the Lord through prayer.
When you look around you at the
beautiful landscape, birds, animals
and Humankind, how do you think they
were formed?

The main reason some people claim to be


atheists is that to admit the existence of
a Creator would force them to admit their
accountability to someone greater than
themselves.

Creation. In fact, God reveals Himself


early on in the Creation story as Yahweh
Yirah.
The Lord will provide (Genesis
22:14). Grasping that truth establishes a
relationship between Creator and creature,
based on accountability, love and complete
trust.
The Olive Branch as a church would like to
pray for you and we accept prayer requests
- dont hesitate to ask, or come and join
us on a Sunday morning at 10-30am at the
Camposol Cultural Centre on Sector B. We
serve communion each week.

Some believe it was the big bang theory.


If this was so and if there was a huge
explosion and there were millions of particles
scattered, who pieced all the particles back
together??

Psalm chapter 14 verse 1 we read The fool


has said in his heart There is no God. It
doesnt matter if he holds a PhD or is a Nobel
Prize winner. In fact he can be intellectually
brilliant, but he is still being foolish if he
does not believe in God.

In Genesis verse 1, it says In the beginning

Gods nature is to provide for His

Non-Resident Tax
Following our article in the last edition, you
may find below a few more frequently asked
questions and answers regarding the NonResident Tax which needs to be completed
every year by all Non-Residents as a
consequence of owning property in Spain.

the year following the purchase and thereafter


on an annual basis. Therefore, they will have
to complete two Non-Resident Tax forms;
a separate one for every owner, before
31st December 2016 for the number of days
they have owned their property.

be payable by Mrs Smith, payable before


31st December.
If this value wasnt reviewed before
that date, then Mr Smith will have to pay
123.75 and the same amount will be payable
by Mrs Smith before 31st December.

Mr
and
Mrs
Smith
purchased
their property on 1st January 2014. How
much will they have to pay for NonResident Tax?

If they had purchased a property on


1st August 2014, would they have to pay
the same tax?

We remind you that this tax must be


submitted before 31st December every year
and one form must be completed for every
single owner.
Mr and Mrs Smith are fiscal residents in
the UK and they bought a property in Spain
this year 2015. They are not receiving
rental income. Do they have to complete
a Non-Resident Tax declaration this
year?
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God created the heaven and earth. The


universe and mankind are not here by
accident; they are here by the specific
design and plan of God. God created all
living things including plants and animals
and He gave them the ability to reproduce.

No. The Non-Resident Taxis deemed


income tax paid in arrears. Tax payers buying
property this year will have to complete and
submit a declaration before 31st December of

We have charitable status and are registered


with the Free Methodist Organisation.
Contact Pastor Ralph and Margaret Locke on
968 199 622 or 618 720 181

Each individual will have to complete and


submit an individual Non-Resident Tax
declaration before the end of this year.

No. They would have to complete and submit


a Non-Resident Tax declaration before
31st December, but this would be calculated
in line with the number of days they had
owned their property in the year 2014.

Non-Resident Tax is calculated using the


tax value (catastral value) of your property
that can be found on your Council Tax
(IBI). Catastral value on Mr & Mrs Smiths IBI
tax is 50,000.
If this value was reviewed by the Town
Hall after 1st January 1994, Mr. Smith will
have to pay 68.06 and the same amount will

Mr and Mrs Smith have obtained rental


incomes of 2,000 in the second
quarter of the year and calculated 1,500
of rental expenses. Will they have to
complete a Non-Resident Tax declaration
before 20th July?
Yes. They will have to complete and submit
a Non-Resident Tax declaration before
20th July. Tax due: 50 to be paid by Mr Smith
and same amount to be paid by Mrs Smith.
The Spanish Tax Office is currently
being
very
strict
on
this
issue
and have sent letters requesting NonResident owners to complete a NonResident Tax form which has to be submitted
for the year 2010 until present.
We advise you to contact a professional
who can assess you and advise you on
your tax obligations and liabilities thus
avoiding unnecessary fines and penalties/
embargoes being applied to your assets.
Always seek professional advice and for your
peace of mind it is advisable to consider
appointing a fiscal representative. This fiscal
representative will assume the responsibility
of receiving all formal communication
from the Tax Office and will act accordingly
on your behalf within the given timescales.
Prevention is always better than cure.
Corral & Alcaraz Law Firm
Lawyers, Barristers & Accountants

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Retired President of Samaritans in Spain


awarded B.E.M in Queens Birthday
Honours List

After nearly twenty years living overseas,


Chris Sumter has just returned to the UK
to live in Clevedon having just retired as
President of Samaritans in Spain. She
had been president for the last four years,
but has been with the Samaritans 7 years
as a Trustee. It came as a huge surprise to

Well its been all go this last month. We have


been closing and cleaning the Fuente Alamo
shop prior to giving the keys back to the
landlord.

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The Roldan shop is now very much


underway. The decorating, counters and
rails are all in place and the shelves and
clothing rails are being stocked awaiting the
opening which we estimate will be Saturday
1st August.
With the weather hitting the top 30s and low
40s the days seem so long and everything
appears harder to do. The donkeys and
the other animals are being fed early in
the morning, while its cool!!!! and some
evenings as late as 10pm with snacks in the

Chris to learn she had been nominated for the


award of British Empire Medal in this years
Queens Birthday Honours List. The citation
is For services to the British Community
in Spain. This reflects Chriss ongoing help
and support to people in need, not just her
work with the Samaritans. For example she
helped and supported survivors of the Boxing
Day Tsunami in 2004 while living and working
in Thailand.
Chris took over as president of Samaritans
in Spain from Stephen Ashley four years
ago. He had inaugurated what was then
called Costa Blanca Samaritans and
built a very strong foundation, including all
the legal requirements for setting up the
organisation. However, the service needed
expanding. When Chris took over from
Stephen it was still only operating four hours
a day, seven days a week, with just the call
centre. One other major obstacle was that it
was virtually unknown of outside the Costa
Blanca Region. With the help of a dedicated
group of volunteers Chris began the process
of expanding the organisation, getting its
name and service out to the whole of Spain
and the Islands. Together they introduced a

afternoon of course, making the days 20


hours long, Anyway the animals are all OK
and spending hours and hours in the shade.
Of the five pups we had dumped on us the
month before last, all but one has now gone
to their new homes and all have settled in and
are happy. The other Phoenix has a home in
Germany and leaves in August.
This month we have found a new home
for two of our donkeys, but the home is in
Tarragona some 5 hours away. We are waiting
for the paper work and a date to move them.
We are in the process of updating and
upgrading our website. It has taken quite a
while and with being so busy with the shops

24 hour service and opened what is probably


the only Samaritans combined call centre,
drop-in centre and charity shop. With a
massive campaign the Samaritans became
a national, not just a local, service and a force
to be reckoned with. Visiting English speaking
prisoners in Spanish jails and supporting their
families became a very important element
of their work. Just before Chris retired and
returned to the UK a second drop-in centre
was established in Madrid.
Chris sees this award not just as recognition
for all the work she has done over the years,
but also a recognition of the hard work of
all those involved in the Samaritans, both
in Spain, the UK and around the world. She
took the very sound foundations laid by
Stephen and the original founders and built a
solid framework upon that. Upon retiring she
passed on this sound framework to the next
generation who will complete the structure.
Chris finally retired when she moved to
Clevedon, but as all those who know her will
attest, we probably havent seen the last of
her helping others.

we just havent had the time to sit and go


through everything that we need to. All being
well, the new site will be up and running
within the next month. We have seen the
proposed site and were very excited about it.
Dont forget that even in this heat we are still
on Camposol B car park 11.30am-1.30pm on
Mondays collecting your unwanted goods to
sell in our shops. Why not pop and say Hola?
We still have
several dogs
looking
for
that
special
home. Take a
look at these
two beauties
in the photos
- Mika is a
18
month
old Podenco,
who
came
from Murcia
perrera and
Luca is a 4
year old small mixed terrier type. This boy
was found in Caadas del Romero one Sunday
having
had
some sort of
trauma to his
little body.
P l e a s e
Remember
If Its Hot
For You.....
Then
Its
Hot
For
Your
Dog.
Walk When
Its Cooler
And Do Not
Leave Your Dog In The Car During This
Hot Weather.
Thank you
Andrea

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Mad Hatters
Tea Party
On Wednesday
17th June, Andy
and Stephanie
Dexter hosted
a Mad Hatters
Tea Party to
celebrate
the
completion
of
over a years
work on their
new home and
garden in the
village of La
Puebla.

Both Andy and


Stephanie are
members
of
Help
Murcia
Mar Menor and
so the charity
was happy to
use the occasion
as a fund raiser.
Many of those
a t t e n d i n g
took
up
the
challenge
and
turned up in an
amazing array
of hats, but as
the theme was

Back To Bach Dr. Bach, that is.


Dr Bach Flower Remedies is an holistic
approach to health, disease and healing.

and harmless.
There are 38 different
essences which deal with a variety of feelings
and emotions.

We are all undertaking a unique journey


through life and our state of health at any
time serves as an indicator of the point
we have reached on this journey. Every
symptom, be it body, mind or spirit, gives us
a particular message and we need to perceive
and acknowledge these messages and make
use of them for our journey. The Bach Flower
Remedies system can be described as healing
by restoring harmony.
When our bodies
are out of balance where vital energies are
channelled the wrong way or blocked, these
remedies re-establish contact and harmony
with our wholeness, the true source of our
energy.
Bach Flower Remedies are helpful

For instance:
Star Of Bethlemen is useful for shock it is
the comfort flower.
Larch can be used when we feel we are losing
our confidence.
Cerato can be used when we are feeling
indecisive.
As we all know, emotions can affect our
health. At the Natural Health Clinic, after a
one to one chat, we can help match a Flower
Remedy to a particular emotion that could
be harming your health and, with the benefit
of Kinesiology, (muscle testing), a particular
essence can easily be pinpointed. A small

The Mad Hatter, of course toppers were the


favourite of the day.
The winners of the Best Hat Competition
were Ann Hetherington for the ladies and Bill
Saunders for the gentlemen.
The afternoon raised 200 for Help Murcia
Mar Menor which will help the charity to
carry on with their good work helping the
people within the Murcia area.
If you can spare a little time during the week
and would like to volunteer for Help Murcia
Mar Menor please ring 968 570 059 and
talk with our office staff.

bottle can be made up and you would be


advised to take a few drops a day for a couple
of weeks. It is amazing how quickly these
essences start working.
It is a pleasure to be working with Dr Bach
Flower Remedies and I would be delighted to
share them with you. Please come and see
me.
Sandra Ramsay
(Foundation) Association of Systematic
Kinesiology
Kinesiology (dip.) SNHS
Holistic Nutrition (dip.) SNHS
968 134 953
634 312 081
sandra.naturalhealth@gmail.com

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Harmony College Is Coming To Los


Alczares
Do you like to sing alone in the shower or
with friends?
Maybe you are in a choir and looking for
something a little different to enjoy as a
group?
This
coming
October
the
Spanish
Association of Barbershop Singers
(SABS) is offering a unique opportunity to
singers everywhere to learn acappella four
part harmony in a weekend.

this art form throughout Spain. We had a


wonderful time last year at this event which
is open to everyone who likes to sing said
SABS President, Lyn Baines. Its a great
weekend, with a chance to make new
friends as you sing together. Yes, its quite
hard work, but such fun as well and on the
closing afternoon everyone will get a chance
to perform to an invited audience of family
and friends.

snapped up fast, so please make sure you


register today. We dont want you to be
disappointed!
SABS - committed to encouraging
barbershop singing through Spain,
Portugal and the Canary Islands.
Photograph: Reckless Quartet

If you like to sing and have never done this


before you will love it! If you are an old
hand, there will definitely be something new
to learn from fabulous International mens
quartet, Reckless, who are being flown in
from the UK specially to work and play with
us.
Put the date October 2nd to 4th in your
diary now and enjoy this special
weekend!
We will be based at the Hotel Costa Narejos
in the lovely resort of Los Alczares in
Murcia. The Hotel Costa Narejos is by the
beach and you can bring your family and
even extend your stay at our very special
rate if you would like to. Lady and gentlemen
singers of all ages will be really welcome and
can enjoy a mens, ladies and mixed chorus.
You will be learning three acappella songs
during the weekend.

Full details of the SABS Harmony


College can be found at http://www.
sabs.es/cm2/?page_id=3919 or email
registrations@sabs.es to find out how
you can become involved in this very special
weekend. Places are limited and are being

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SABS is keen to spread the joy of learning

Lyn goes on to remind us of the relaxation


time Get to know your new friends better
at the afterglows at the end of each day.
This is a very unique time when people get
together to chat and sing.

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Answers and ms, mucho, muy

We can play tennis tomorrow if you want.

First of all, here are the answers to your


homework. I know you have all been
sitting on the edge of your seats waiting
to know if youd got it all right.

Vamos a comer en un restaurante


este sbado.
We are going to eat in a restaurant this
Saturday.

Tengo una gata siamesa.


I have a Siamese cat.

Los extranjeros en Espaa viven


bien en general, pero necesitan
hacer mucho papeleo.
Foreigners in Spain live well on the whole,
but they need to do a lot of paperwork.

Tienes mascotas?
Do you have pets? (Of course in English
we would often add the word any which
has no equivalent in Spanish).
Mi hermano tiene dos
grandes.
My brother has two big dogs.

perros

No tenemos vasos en nuestra casa.


Tenemos que comprar ms.
We dont have any glasses in our house.
We have to buy more. (By the way,
vaso refers to a tumbler or general
drinking glass but not a wine glass which
is a copa.)
Los padres hoy en da tienen
problemas para educar a sus hijos.
Parents
nowadays
have
problems
bringing up their children.
(Notice
the meaning of educar. It can mean
educate, but its principle meaning is to
bring up.
Prefiero vivir en San Pedro, aunque
mis hijas prefieren vivir en Asturias.
I prefer to live in San Pedro, although my
daughters prefer to live in Asturias.

Cuando los espaoles hablan rpido,


los britnicos tienen problemas para
entenderlos.
When the Spanish speak quickly the
British have problems in understanding
them.
Well if you managed to notice the changes
in the verbs in these sentences then you
did very well. In fact you have overcome
a major hurdle. As I have said before,
there are quite a lot of details to study
before we know all the right forms for
each verb in the present tense, but that
can come gradually and weve already
covered a lot of the basic principles.
Were now going to have a break away
from the present tense and will shortly
start to look at something else of a
similar ilk, but today I thought we could
follow a short digression and look at a
small point that tends to trip a lot of
people up; that is the difference between
ms, mucho and muy.
I constantly
hear people get these confused, so here
is a brief explanation of the difference.

First of all a simple translation: ms =


more, mucho = a lot, muy = very.
Actually thats it! There is a problem
that appears though when we translate
things directly. For example, a lot of
people know the expression mucho
calor and have learnt to translate it
as very hot thereby concluding that
mucho must mean very. However, if
we translate that phrase literally we are
actually saying a lot of heat.
A common error is to use ms (more)
instead of muy (very). This can cause
confusion as it might appear to be asking
for more of something, when we are
just making an observation. If we want
to say something is very cheap, for
example, we have to say muy barato.
If instead we say ms barato we would
be asking for it to be cheaper.
Well that is a brief explanation, but
perhaps it will help in some of those little
transactions in life!
Jane Cronins Step by Step Spanish
articles are available as e-books at www.
janecronin.eu where you can also
obtain Janes Step by Step Internet
Spanish course.

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Podemos jugar al tenis maana si


quieres.

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HAH Rocks Roda For The 5th Year


The sun shone, the volunteers shone and
the stars shone at this years Rocking in
Roda party.

344 people came along to enjoy the


sunshine, and the atmosphere at this
very popular Sell-Out event. Compered
throughout by the very entertaining
Andy Dove,the show started with Kenny
superb as ever on his guitar. Along came
Vinnie Mack who soon had everyone
swinging; what a brilliant singer! With
the ladies taken care of, the fabulous
Vanessa (Vermeij) wowed the audience
with her amazing performance. Half time
saw the raffle with 27 prize vouchers; all
gifts donated by our local businesses, too
numerous to mention and the raffle was
drawn in 20 minutes! Many thanks for your

generosity and support.

music. Wow, what great talent and they


Rocked Roda until the evening ended.

The Northerners (formerly Countryfyde)


were next, when Andy and Rob Fraser
did a fantastic job, with great music for
dancing and singing along to. They had
a surprise in store when they introduced
Shannon and Molly Moran, The
Chippettes who the crowd adored. Stars
in the making here!

We then had the ever popular Suzy G with


Rhianne. What energy this pocket dynamo
has. The guys loved the outfits and the
ladies loved singing and dancing along
with you. This is the 5th time Suzy G has
performed for us. Many thanks for your
support; you are a star.

HAH founder and organiser Lesley said


Special thanks to all our fantastic HAH
volunteers especially, Jackie S, Carole &
Norman and Angela (cakes), Joy and Tom
(food) and all the others who work so hard
in so many ways to help the community.
Many thanks to all the entertainers for
their excellent performances, Joy & Tom
for their catering, Dasi for the ice cream
van, Ruben and his staff for helping so
much with the loan of tables, chairs and
great bar service and everyone for coming.
After expenses, including raffle, cakes and
tickets, a whopping 2812.50 was raised
for HAH. Thanks everybody.

To finish, one of the best bands around,


the fantastic Streeters, produced magic

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Events List HAH Help At Home Mar Menor Murcia 2015


NO VOLUNTEERS MEETINGS DURING AUGUST
NO CHATTERS MEETING IN AUGUST. SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER
Tuesday September 1st Volunteers Meeting @ Las Claras, Los
Narejos. 10.30am for coffee. 11am start.
Wednesday September 16th. Chatters Meeting @ Pasty Shack,
Rio Nalon, Los Alcazares. 10.30am for 11am Free coffee and quiz.
Further details nearer the time. All welcome.
Wednesday September 30th Fashion Show & Auction of fabulous
slightly worn clothes @ La Vereda Restaurant, Sucina. Come and
see HAH volunteers strutting their stuff in some great fashions,
with some great bargains.
ALSO CRAFTS, CARDS, SHOES, BAGS, MAKEUP, CAKES and much
more. Nibbles. 2 entry.
Saturday November 28th Pre-Christmas Dinner Dance @ 525
Hotel in Los Alcazares. Following last years much talked about sell
out event, this year we will have the fantastic Campoverde Reef
Band to play. Further details will follow.
We will advise nearer the time of our Christmas Craft Fairs at
DFS, Oasis Bulevar etc.
Our 2nd Hand Book Stall, will be at La Zona Bar from 2-4pm
each Thursday, weather and resources permitting. Also, cards,
calendars, notebooks etc. and tickets for our events.
For further details for any of the above tel 603 517 770 or email
helpathomespain@gmail.com

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Living In Spain
I dont need a Funeral Plan!
These are the thoughts of the vast majority of
UK citizens who live more than four weeks a
year here in Spain. Unfortunately the reality
is quite a bit different. Tens of thousands of
people who are Living La Dolce Vita have
planned for lifes final event Why? I hear
you ask.

Prices of funerals, like everything else, are


rising. The latest figure is an average of
around 8%. This is considerably higher than
almost any savings scheme.

Let me explain.

Stress
At such a painful and distressing time people
would rather spare their loved ones the
potential complications of arranging a funeral
in another country. Language difficulties and
different procedures from the UK can create
additional worries.

Spanish Customs
Funerals here in Spain generally take place
within 24 hours; quite a difference from back
home in the UK. This creates complications
for many reasons, one of which is - how are
my family and friends going to get here to pay
their respects?
Finances
Funerals can cost in excess of 4,900 and
usually have to be paid in full prior to the
service going ahead. Accessing such a large
amount of money quickly can be problematic.
Inflation

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It has certainly been a busy time at CDA


Fitness during the past months.
Since
moving into our new premises at the
beginning of May it has been pretty much
non-stop. Thanks to everyone who kindly
gave their skills and time in helping us get up
and running and settled into our new home
so quickly - your help really was appreciated.
We now have a really great sized studio to
accommodate the variety of weekly classes
we offer. In addition we have our own Gym
which is proving extremely popular not just
with those of you living here full time, but also
visitors and holidaymakers. Most of us dont
like putting weight on or missing out on our
usual exercise routine whilst on holiday and
with our fantastic facilities, no-one has to.
Also important if you are the one entertaining
friends and relatives to not let those kilos

Age or Health
There are insurance policies that do not cover
people over a certain age or with particular
health issues.

Final wishes
Many people have specific requests for when
the inevitable happens. How can they be sure
that their wishes will be carried out?

as everything is in place. Families and loved


ones will only need to pay their respects.
Some plans fix the costs at the outset. This
means there will be nothing extra for the
family to pay in the future. This will also
protect against future price rises and actually
save the estate money the longer the person
lives.
Funeral Plans are generally available to
everybody irrespective of health and age. No
declarations or age checks will be required.
Usually the companies that offer plans have
procedures where they make one telephone
call to them and they deal with everything.
Some even cover their members in both the
UK and here in Spain.
In summary those that believe Funeral Plans
are not for them may wish to reconsider and
find out for certain.

People who have already purchased a Funeral


Plan find that these issues are no longer a
factor. They now have complete peace of mind

Contact Avalon on 966 799 070.


www.avalonfuneralplans.com

creep up on you - come along and do a bit


of exercise and then eat and drink without
the guilt ! Daily, weekly and monthly rates
are offered. You do need to book an induction
though so please contact us ahead of when
you want to start using the gym. We have
just taken delivery of a new cross trainer and
running machine to add to the bikes, rowers,
vibro-plates, free weights, etc.

Costa Clida Chronicle and Linda Brown,


we raised 692 which is going towards the
purchase of a Defibrillator for the studio and
gym.

The CDA Fitness Summer Party held


on 26th June at the Hotel Playa Grande
was a huge success. Nearly 150 people
attended and enjoyed drinks on the terrace
followed by a fabulous meal and some great
entertainment.Thanks to the generosity of
everyone including those who supported us
with prizes: Playa Grande, The Salon, Legs
& Co, Branded, Just Fabulous, TJ Electricals
Camposol, Costa Coffee, Yorkshire Linen,

Staff Training is being organised for the


Autumn which is when we expect to be able
to buy the equipment. Should there be an
emergency close by and someone be in need
of its use, then we will be in a position to help
if FAST are on another call.
At the start of July we also had our up-todate First Aid training. On their first visit,
everyone who comes along to classes or the
gym is asked to complete a PAR-Q (physical
activity readiness questionnaire) to ensure we
are aware of any health issues. Gym users
are also given a free induction on how to use
the equipment safely, all of this showing our
commitment towards a safe environment,
giving peace of mind to everyone using our
facilities. We take the health and safety
of everyone very seriously.
We have a variety of exercise classes covering
cardio, strength and toning every weekday
which cater for all abilities, ages and fitness
levels. We adapt exercises to suit individuals,
especially if they suffer from specific ailments.
Classes arent just for the ladies there is
something suitable for everyone. You will
not only have a good workout, but have fun
at the same time. Everyone is made to feel
welcome.
We are a sociable community
place.
As one visitor commented, It is a great asset
for the local community and it gives you peace
of mind knowing the staff are highly trained
and registered with a professional institution
to ensure people can come along and exercise
safely and in a great environment and have
fun whilst doing it!
If you are unsure about the exercise which
is right for you and would like some advice,
please feel free to contact us on 634 304
087 or email cdafitness@hotmail.co.uk
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Well as per usual its been a busy month


with one thing or another.
I had a friend staying from the UK that
I havent seen for some years and we
decided to pop to Viggos in Puerto de
Mazarrn one night. Its got such a great
varied menu that it suits everyone whether
youre a fish lover, pizza/pasta fan or
just an old fashioned carnivore! As per
usual, the bill was pocket friendly and the
service and food delicious always busy
and it always amazes me how slick their
operation is when they have so many to
cater for. It doesnt matter what time of
day you go, you will be fighting over seats.
M
After my friend left, my sister and husband
were visiting and being a Sunday night
we wanted to do something different than
just eat, even though that is a favourite
pastime of mine! What better place to visit
than Blues House in Bolnuevo, who have
live entertainment on Sunday evenings.
This time it was Las Vegas Show with Suzy
G and her backing dancers in an array of
American themed costumes performing
with Elvis. Great fun and be warned, the
sticky ribs on the menu are not for the
faint hearted. Looking forward to more
Sunday nights as a different act performs
each week. M

bars, but not so many restaurants. We had


heard that Bar Canara, more commonly
known as Happys Bar, did excellent food,
so when we had visitors over from the UK
we thought we would give them a try. This
little bar does the most amazing food from
tapas to huge solomillo of beef or pork
to pizzas cooked in their special oven. If
you decide on the solomillo be prepared
for a huge piece of meat served on an
extremely hot sizzling platter, which took
about 15 minutes to cool down enough to
stop cooking the food. We only wished that
we had not had starters! We will definitely
be back! P

done quite quickly, Stephen gave us a


price for various jobs. We have found S
& D Builders very reliable, trustworthy
and very hard working. It is good to find
workers that actually turn up when they
say they will! There is still a lot of work
to do on the house and we will be using
Stephen and his Spanish worker Titi again.
P

We have recently taken advantage of using


one of the best builders in the area, S & D
Builders. Stephen took over the business
from his Dad Peter a couple of years ago
and as we needed a lot of building work

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Always a favourite place for me for


breakfast when I have an early doctors
appointment before work is Sabores del
Sur on Camposol A. I just love popping
there for tostada y tomate, freshly
squeezed orange juice and a great coffee.
The only problem is after a healthy
breakfast I end up taking away some of
their delicious cakes! On this occasion
it was Red Velvet, superb and a strong
contender for my favourite Chocolate &
Guinness cake. M
I was determined to visit The Vista Bar to
check out their BBQ & live entertainment
on Sunday afternoons this summer. I
missed out last year as Martin was racing
every week and we were never back home
in time so it was great to see for myself
what a great afternoon and early evening
they offer. RETRO were performing and
what a great double act. Excellent choice
of foot tapping tunes and it wasnt long
before everyone was up dancing. As for
the BBQ; what a great selection. 5 for
live entertainment and a delicious array
of food on a Sunday afternoon you will
be hard pressed to find somewhere else
offering such great value. M
Trying to get the bikini body ready, Ian at
CDA Fitness is putting me through my
paces with a variety of exercise classes.
Although Ive been going to classes with
CDA for a few years, when working its
been difficult going to more than 3 a week,
but now theyve moved to the huge new
studio and gym there is so much more
choice of classes in the evening, so I really
have no excuse now. I may regret saying
that!! M
We are very short of good places to eat out
in Northwest Murcia. There are so many

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Should you
face death
because
of
your
faith/belief
(or
nonbelief)?
T
h
e
Chairman
said
that,
should
he
ever buy a
large country
property in
Spain
he
would call it
Socrates because he
was a pretty
big finca.
It was the trial of Socrates that began the
discussion. Having decided that he knew
nothing, Socrates set about speaking
with other learned men of Athens and
concluded that they all knew less than him.
When on trial for non-belief in the Athenian
gods, Socrates was given many chances
to walk free from the court, but he declined
and was sentenced to take hemlock to kill
himself.
This is in stark contrast with Galileo, who
realised that the Earth moved around the

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MSMVILs low pricing policy works


MSMVIL, one of Spains leading
telecommunications
operators,
has
published its 2014 results for the Alternative
Equity Market showing a great success:
a rise in income to 159.8 million Euros

sun, but agreed that this was incorrect to


his inquisitors, meaning he could live and
continue his work. The discussion then
moved to the story and song of The Vicar
of Bray, who supposedly changed religion
between Protestantism and Catholicism a
number of times, to protect himself from
persecution. A widely ranging conversation
then followed, regarding all points between
these examples and beyond.

types; perhaps the most obvious difference


being that one has temples while the other
does not. Some immigrant communities
tend to retain strong, conservative,
religious views; not easily blending into
western societies. These groups are more
likely to spawn individuals ready to die for
their beliefs and to make others die for
their different beliefs, gaining confidence
from the certainty of fundamentalism.

Different groups have been persecuted by


various other groups through the centuries;
notably in the Crusades, the Inquisition
and through the many genocides that
have taken place right up to the twentyfirst century. Most genocides and pogroms
were carried out by religious groups and
some by communists or by racial groups.
Not only have religions attacked each
other, but different sects or groups within
their own religions. The first Holy Crusade
was the Catholic Churchs destruction of
the Cathars in southern France. The most
recent occurrence is the so-called Sunni
Islamic states attempts at wiping out the
Kurds and Shea Muslims, as well as anyone
else who opposes them.

It was agreed within the group that it is


wrong for individuals or the state to kill
others for their faiths and/or beliefs or
non-beliefs. The group also believed that
it should never be required of someone
that they should die for their faith or belief
system.

The group considered the difference


between faiths and beliefs.
It was
concluded that a faith has rewards and
strict rules, whereas beliefs (such as
Taoism) have rules only. Buddhism tends
to fall between the two, as there are two

and an EBITDA (earnings before interest,


taxes, depreciation and amortization) to
10.9 million Euros.

With these results MSMVIL is positioned


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and is aspiring to be the fourth largest
national operator with comprehensive
telecommunications services, including
mobile, land-line, broadband and cloud
services.
Its growth strategy is based on its
experience and technological capacity, as
well as Spanish shareholders committed
to the same vision of permanency and
product philosophy. Their goal for this year
is to continue offering the best prices and
the best service to their customers.

17 countries currently have the death


sentence for apostasy (leaving their
religion) and seven countries have the
death penalty specifically for atheism.
Bangladesh is not one of these, but in the
first half of 2015 three atheist bloggers
have been effectively executed.
This was the final group meeting before
the summer break and was attended by
six members. The next group meeting will
be in either September or October. For
further information please contact the
humanisgroup.murcia@gmail.com.

With that in mind, they have just launched


a combination of 2 Gigabytes + 0 cents/
minute calls for only 9.90 per month a
combination within their Plan Zero, that
will not fail to impress! It will particularly
appeal to people that frequently use the
internet on their mobiles to listen to music,
watch videos or surf the internet.
This combination also allows you to talk for
0 cents per minute for the first 5 minutes
of EVERY phone call. All you need to pay
is a call set-up charge of just 18.13 cents,
IVA included! From minute 6 onwards you
pay just 3.63 cents/min (IVA incl.)
MSMVIL is all about transparency,
without the small print, fines or
permanence clauses! You may park your
SIM card for up to 6 months at a time
when returning home so that you can keep
the same Spanish number when you come
back! This, together with a polite customer
service team who speak no less than 6
languages (English, German, Spanish,
Scandinavian,
Russian
and
Finnish)
and a web site in 4 languages, makes
MSMVIL a firm favourite with expats.
Find out more about the terms and
conditions for Plan Zero by phoning the
toll-free number 1473 today for the name
of your nearest MSMVIL agent, or visit
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Little Jack was brought to us because


he was being bullied by bigger dogs
in his village. He is approx 12 weeks
old, already good on a lead and house
trained and is now looking for his forever
home. He will be small when fully grown.

and
said
they would
hurt her, so
there
was
no
choice
and she was
taken
in.
She is now
fostered
awaiting her
new home.

Happy Endings
Willy homed in UK
Derek homed UK
Mabel homed Spain
Mia is a Chiuahua cross, 10 months old,
fully house trained, vaccinated, chipped,
has passport and is spayed. She is a
loving little girl, great with other dogs and
loves to play.

We would also like to say thank you to


all those that support us especially Marie
Southon for the online auction she did for
us.

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Phoebie was pushed onto a supporter of


Little Starfish by gypsy type people who
said they would throw her out if she didnt
take her. They held her by her front leg

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Hello all.

writing to you
each month and
we
have
had
some really good
conversations
along the way
with folk who
have recognised
us
from
the
photographs
we
have
had
published in the
magazine.

It has been
nine years
since
we
first started
writing the
Chatterbox
c o l u m n
here
in
the Costa
C l i d a
Chronicle.
You have read all about how we have been
home schooled and the exams we have
passed.
You
have
followed
us
from the shop
in Puerto de
Mazarrn
to
Catatonic
Cattery in Los
Almagros.
You
have
laughed with
us as we do
daft and silly
things
for
birthdays and
trips and read
about all our visitors and barbecues for Open
Door.
You have watched us all grow up from being
aged 6, 7 and 8 to where we are now almost
15, 16 and 17 years old.

Connor, as you have just been reading about,


has passed all his exams and his entrance
fitness to go on and join the Royal Navy in
the UK. He will be leaving Spain to do that
in October.

Shannon passed all her GCSE exams and, as


you know, is now at College in the UK studying
for her Level Three Diploma in Childcare and
Education with a view to working with children
either in a Nursery or a Primary School. She
may even come back to Spain to do that. It
is up to her.
That just leaves Nathan living here in the
warmer climate. He has also passed all his
GCSE exams and is now considering what to
do next. Whatever he decides, this is an end
of an era for us all. We will be busy with the
next stages of our lives and so have decided
to take a break from writing to you. There
wont be much to say for a while, but we will
keep you up to date via the Chronicle as and
when things change in our lives - maybe even
invite you to a wedding!! No, joking.
The three of us would like to thank you all
so much for taking the time during the past
years to read about all we get up to. Cheers
for now and stay Classy from Shannon,
Connor and Nathan.

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It has been great fun and very enjoyable

There seems to be more movement with


our lovely families this month due to the
fact that they are finding it really hard to
pay their rent. We recently came across
a family of 10 consisting of 5 children and
5 adults. These poor souls have had to
leave their home in Almeria to try and find
picking jobs in this area. As you all know,
this work is very seasonal and the winter
time can be particularly hard with little
work around. Thankfully, we have received
a buggy, a baby bath and extra food to help
this lovely family with a promise of some
beds next week. Yes, the numbers keep
growing, but so does the Lords provision
and this charity is truly blessed.

and retired. Marian, Lesley and the dear


Irene have been wonderful supporters of
us since we started and we shall miss them
very much, but we will keep in touch.

Thank you and God Bless you for all your


kindness and efforts.
Drop off Points
Fortnightly Table Top Sale @ Camposol
Sector B
Robbos Golf Shop, San Javier - Neil &
Nikki Robinson
Time Out, San Javier -Gary & Sue

Our lovely ladies from The Olive Branch


Christian Fellowship who hold the tabletop sales at Camposol carry on regardless
of the temperatures and always bring
welcome funds to enable us to buy more
food. Bless them all.

We are sad that Marian at the Dog Bowl


at Fuente Alamo has put up the shutters

water.
There is still a need for toiletries such as
shampoo, shower gel, disposable razors
and liquid detergent. If you are able to
help in any way, please contact us on the
numbers below.

Arthur & Marge 659 270 885/689 653


987
Email arthurlaws@hotmail.com
swaptearsforsmilesspain@yahoo.com
www.swaptearsforsmiles.wix.com/
swap-tears-4-smiles
w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m /
swaptearsforsmiles-spain

We have also received 2 floor fans which


have been gratefully received by the 2
most needy families. It helps to keep the
children cool at night. We too are finding
it hard to keep cool during the delivery of
all the food and essentials, but at least
we have air-con in the car and carry extra

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Thanks to all of you


who came along to
watch Cloud Nine
perform
The
Cloud Nine Variety
Show.
Because
of your amazing
attendance,
we
were
able
to
donate
300
to
FAST
on
Camposol.
We will be taking a
short break for the
Summer period to
recharge our batteries and prepare for the
Christmas production The Cloud 9 Merry
Christmas Show. The show will be on
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December.

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For further details please contact Keith Patrick


at keithpatrick@movistar.es

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Cherries
My husband once tried to make Cherry
Brandy. He was sure you just put cherries
in a jar with brandy and let them ferment?
He did this with several jars and put them
into the fridge. When I asked him when
they would be ready he said he would just
know! We moved twice and took the cherry
brandy mix with us, the second time to
Spain, but still he said it wasnt ready.
Finally some 3 years later he announced
now was the time to try the Brandy but
when we opened the jar.. Well lets
just say it was undrinkable. Luckily I found
a very good recipe (below) which didnt
include brandy or a fridge!
Buen Apetito
Cherry Brandy
1kg cherries
1litre vodka
300gm sugar
Sterilised jars
Rinse the cherries well, cut off the stalks
leaving 1cm still on the cherry, (that way
the brandy will keep longer as the cherries
stay nice and firm). Layer the cherries
with the sugar, pour over the alcohol and
close the jar. Put jars in a dark place at
room temperature and shake every day
for a week. Forget about the cherries until
Christmas!

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Cherry Pie
450gm fresh cherries
2 eggs
225ml evaporated milk
225g caster sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
tsp ground ginger
tsp ground nutmeg
50gm raisins
Pastry Case (short crust pastry is best but
any of your choice)

Cherries are the fruit of plants known


as the Prunus and is a fleshy drupe or a
stone fruit. It is unusual as the fruit does
not have a groove like a plum. Cherries
grow well in most of Europe, Western Asia
and parts of North Africa. The cultivated
Cherry is recorded as having been brought
to Rome by Lucius Licinius Lucullus from
North Eastern Anatolia. A form of Cherry
was introduced into England at Teynham,
near Sittingbourne in Kent by order
of Henry VIII, who had tasted them
in Flanders.
Cherries have a very short growing season
and can grow in most temperate latitudes.
They blossom in April and the peak season
for the fruit is in Southern Europe is June.
A Cherry tree will take three to four
years to produce its first crop of fruit and
seven years to attain full maturity. Sweet
Cherries are usually grown as small open
trees, or trained against walls or fences.
They can also be grown in large containers,
but they dislike shallow, sandy or badly
drained soil. Demand is high for this fruit

240g self-raising flour


2 tsp baking powder
2 tblsp caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
100ml semi-skimmed milk
100g glace cherries

Stone the cherries. Place between 2 deep


plates over a pan of boiling water. Steam
for 15-20 minutes until soft and allow to
cool. Separate the eggs and whisk the egg
whites until forming peaks. In another
bowl lightly whip the egg yolks with the
cherries, evaporated milk, sugar and spices
until smooth. Stir in raisins and fold in egg
whites until smooth. Spoon the mixture in
a pastry case and bake for 50 minutes in
oven 190C/Gas 5.
Cherry Chutney
450gm fresh cherry (canned or frozen can
be used)
cup balsamic vinegar
cup sugar
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin powder
Cook cherries, vinegar and sugar in a
saucepan. Bring to the boil. Add nutmeg,
cinnamon, cumin and pepper. Simmer and
keep stirring occasionally until mixture is a
thick consistency.
Cherry Scones
60g butter or margarine

as it can either be eaten fresh, or made


into jam or pie fillings. In commercial
production, Cherries are harvested by
using a mechanized shaker. Hand picking
is also widely used to harvest the fruit to
avoid damage to both fruit and trees.

Cherry trees provide food for the


caterpillars
of
several
moths
and
butterflies. Generally, Cherry trees are a
difficult fruit tree to grow and keep alive.
They do not tolerate wetness. In Europe,

Pre heat oven to 230C/Gas 8. Place flour


and baking powder in a mixing bowl and
rub in butter. Next stir in the sugar, then
blend in the egg, glac cherries and milk to
form a soft dough. Then turn mixture out
onto a lightly floured surface and knead
gently. Roll out to about 1cm (1/2 in) thick
and cut into 5cm (2 in) rounds. Place on a
greased baking tray and bake in centre of
oven for about 8-10 minutes.
Cherry Cake
225gm caster sugar
225gm butter
2 eggs
115ml orange juice
225gm plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
330gm sultanas
225gm halved glace cherries
Preheat oven to 150C. Grease a 23cm x
13cm (9 x 5 inch) loaf tin and line with
greaseproof paper. Cream butter or
margarine and sugar together until light
and fluffy. Add beaten eggs and orange
juice and mix well. Sift flour and baking
powder. Reserve 75gm of flour mixture
and toss with sultanas and cherries (this
will keep them from sinking to the bottom
of the cake). Add the rest to the mixture
and blend. Then add floured raisins and
cherries to dough and mix until just
combined. Pour mixture into prepared tin.
Bake in preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours.
Itll taste best if you dont serve until
several days old. Wrap the cake in cling
film or foil and store in a biscuit tin.

the first visible pest in the growing season


soon after blossom usually is the Black
Cherry Aphid which causes leaves at the
tips of branches to curl, with the blackfly
colonies exuding a sticky secretion which
promotes fungal growth on the leaves
and fruit. Cherry trees are susceptible to
bacterial/cytospora canker, brown rot, root
rot, crown rot and to several viruses.
Cherries can be expensive, but at
this time of year they are fairly cheap,
especially on the markets. They are not
only good to eat, but they can be good for
you. Anthocyanins in Cherries appear to
have a marked anti-inflammatory action.
These compounds seem to be highly
effective in treating gout, a condition that
causes painful swelling in joints. Cherries
are also one of the few food sources of the
hormone melatonin, which regulates sleep
patterns. Compared to most other fruits,
Cherries are low in sugar, which makes
them an ideal choice for people who love
fruit and want to lose weight.

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Cehegn is a town and municipality in


the province and autonomous community of Murcia, Spain, situated some 66km
Northwest of Murcia. It has a population of
approximately 16,248. It is crossed by the
rivers Argos and Quipar.
The area has traditionally been an important
source of marble, particularly red marble,
which is exported as far afield as Japan and
Argentina. There are numerous marble factories on the outskirts of the town.
Agriculture has also been important,
with apricot and peach trees grown on irrigated soils and olive, almond and vines grown
on the drier land. Much of the local produce
is pulped into fruit juices in canning facilities in the town. Recent years have seen an
increase in the cultivation of flowers under
plastic poly-tunnels, particularly in the Valentine and Canara area.

The name Cehegn is sometimes connected by Spanish historians with that of the
Zenaga, Senhaja or Senajeli, a North African tribe, which invaded Spain in the 11th
century. The whole of this territory is layer
upon layer of all the various cultures that
established themselves here, the first settlers going back to 2400 BC. Reconquered
by Alphonse VI with 1,000 horsemen and
11,000 infantrymen, Cehegn is one vast
hilltop monument with houses built into the
hillside.
Cave paintings at Pea Rubia, a few kilometres outside the town, attest to the area
being settled during pre-historic times. The
town of Begastri, now abandoned, was settled during the later Bronze Age and was an
important town during the time that the region was occupied by the Romans and the
Visigoths. With the arrival of the Moors, the
town centre shifted to its present location at
Cehegn. Remains of the Moorish city walls
can still be seen, for example at the Puerta
de Caravaca. The Archaeological Museum
can also be found in the Old Town, where
the exhibition include also small fragment
of Attic red-figured pottery dated to the 4th

century BC.
Many conquistadores returned from South
America with their riches and built large manorial houses in the Old Town. Cehegn Old
Town has been revitalised recently by an influx of foreign (mainly British) buyers, who
have renovated many of the older properties
that were falling into disrepair.
Before it was given the name Cehegn, the
town was called Bigastro and began to be
an episcopal site when the Bishop of Cartagena fled there after the Visigothic king Suintila (c. 588 633/635) destroyed the city.
It remained a bishopric until Bigastro in its
turn was destroyed by Arabs at the end of
the 7th century. No longer a residential diocese, Bigastro is today listed by the Catholic
Church as a titular site. The Archaeological
Site of Begastri is opened for visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm. You
will be able to see a video presentation followed by a guided tour to see the remains of
the Iberian culture before the IV century BC.
Cehegn Highlights In August
Summer Activities
August can be usually a bit quiet in Spain
as everyone seems to save their money and
efforts towards the September fiestas. However we have various items of interest in the
town and here are a few.
Please telephone 968 740 606 for more information.
From 14th - 16th of August we celebrate Fiestas in the district of El Chaparral and from

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Local businesses in Cehegn include lawyers offices, bakeries and construction companies including S & D Builders as well as
the essential dentists such as Fescodent
and Innova. Well known businesses in the
town are Super Cash Ruperez where you
can buy all your pet food and other items
at amazingly low prices, Brico Cash for all
household items, El Martillo your local ferreteria and Ceramicas Cehegn who can
supply all accessories for your house, including tiles and bathroom accessories (take
along their advert this month for 10% discount)

Like all typically Spanish towns, the town of


Cehegn has its fair share of bars and restaurants including Tapas Quite, which as
the name suggests, specialize in traditional
Spanish tapas. Just out of the town is Bar
Canara, known as Happys Bar. Their pizzas are handmade to order in their special
oven as are many of the many meat and fish
dishes.

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the 14th - 19th in the district of Canara Sant


John the Baptist with fair, concerts and live
music.
To 2nd August there will be the 13th Begastri
Lan Party http://www.begastrilanparty.es with many activities for computer fans
at the Local Sport Centre Loli de Gea.
Saturday 1st at 12pm there will be Theatre
Animation Potted by La Trcola Circo in
the Gran Va.

Fiestas Chaparral Friday 14th - 16th August


Fiestas De Canara Friday 14th - 19th August
(why not pop into Happys Bar at the same
time!)
Saturday 22nd at 10.30pm at the cinema in
the Paseo de la Concepcin they will show
Jurassic Park.

tillo.
Coto De Las Maravillas
The newly reopened Eco Park named Tourism Activity Park Coto de las Maravillas
offers paintballing, horse riding, an assault
course, a Quidditch pitch as well as many
others activities for all ages such as a nature
walk every Sundays in summer at 9.30am.
There is also a campsite within the park and
refreshments are available in the bar.
The park is open throughout the weekends.
For entry at other time please telephone
691 200 353 for more information.

Saturday 8th Aug at 10.30pm at Paseo de la


Concepcon Cinema, Film and Meal, The
Life of Brian, Monty Python.

Theatre On Foot
Have you ever wished you could travel back
in time to meet some of historys infamous
characters? Well now you can! Join your
time-travelling tour guide on a unique journey into Cehegns Old Town on 22nd August
with El Pergamino de Jun Yaez by the
theatre company Alhory.

Sunday 9th at 10.30pm there will be Theatre


Ceferina se quiere casar by Siete Comediantes in the Plaza de Toros.

On Sunday 23rd at 10.30pm International


Folklore by the Ca Nacional de Danza Folklrica A.C. Mexico will be in Plaza del Cas-

Santiago Leo
Cehegin Tourist Office

Paola Fernandez comes from Cehegin in


Northwest Murcia and has opened a dental
practice opposite Mercadona. Fescodent
can be found on the second floor through
the entrance at the right hand side of the
building as you stand with Mercadona behind
you. Paola studied Dentistry at Granadas
University and finished her studies in 2010.
She then decided to move to London to
study English in an Academy for 4 months

before moving to Huddersfield where she


was working in a mixed Dental Practice for
2 years.

Paola is at the Fescodent practice on


Thursday mornings, Friday afternoons and
Saturday mornings. The dental nurse is at
the practice on the other days. If there is any
emergency please call 968 077 396.

nd

Sunday 2 at 11pm there will be a Rock &


Roll Concert by the group Bang in Gran Va.

In 2012 Paola decided to come back to


Spain and she started working in a British
Dental Practice in Torrevieja (Alicante) where
she continues to work. In March 2015 she
decided to open her own dental practice in
Cehegin.
Fescodent covers all dental treatments
including endontology, implants, odontology,
crowns and teeth whitening. They do not
charge for check-ups
or treatment plans.

Any further enquiries please contact the Cehegin Tourist Office located in front of the
Town hall on 968 723 550 or visit our tourist website www.turismocehegin.es

Paola is continuing to improve her dental


knowledge and is studying a Masters Course
on Implants at Murcias University. She
speaks excellent English, so if you would
prefer an English-speaking dentist, give
Paola a call on 968 077 396

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Fescodent
use
the
best
quality
products and are very
competitive with their
prices and they can
advise you on dental
payment schemes.

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Yecla is a
small
town
in the very
North East of
Murcia with
a population
of
around
35,000. Like
so
many
such towns,
it can claim
a long and
diverse history.
The
earliest finds
of human activity in the
area
come
from the Palaeolithic with flint tools found dating back
around 30,000 years. Then, there are renowned cave paintings at locations in and
around Monte Arab to the 6th to 2nd centuries BC. In addition, around this time,
important settlements were established in
the area by the Iberian people at places
such as El Pupillo, El Cerro del Castillo and
El Cerro de los Santos, with the last named
boasting a significant sanctuary.
The area was also important in Roman
times. The rural villa settlement of Los Torrejones appears to have been an administrative centre for a wide local area. There
is then something of a gap, but by the end
of the 11th Century, at the time of Arab control of this part of Spain, there appears to
have been a small population with a castle
at Yakka. In the Middle Ages, after the
Christian takeover in 1243, the town seems
generally to have prospered and grown until setbacks in the 16th Century with wars,
plague and outmigration. However, the
18th Century saw significant expansion of
the urban area with the population reaching around 10,000 people. Growth continued in the second half of the 19th Century
with agricultural development mainly based
upon viticulture. Finally, in the last century, there was an important growth
of furniture-making for which Yecla is
now well known.
To appreciate Yeclas
early
history, you can
do no better
than spend
an hour or
so
looking
around
the
municipal archaeological
museum

The Museo
Cayetano
de Mergelina, located
in Calle Espaa in the
Casa Municipal de Cultura. When we visited the museum in January 2015 it was open between
10am and 2pm every day except Mondays
(closed). There was a small entry charge.
Many of the explanatory boards are in both
English and Spanish and we were able to
buy a small, glossy explanatory dual lan-

guage booklet with detailed information


about the museum, the important archaeological sites around Yecla, their wider context and some of the exhibits.
There are four distinct sections to
the museum Prehistory, the Iberian
culture, Roman times and the Middle
Ages.
In the entrance you will find a timeline illustrating the period covered by the museum,
together with a map of the numerous archaeological sites in the Yecla area.
In the entrance hall, you will see an impressive rock carving, known as a petroglyph,
thought to have been created through continuous picking to make wide and deep
incisions. It was found in the Tobarrillas
area of Yecla and is dated to the 2nd or 1st
Millenium BC.
The following room exhibits findings
from the early Stone Age including such
items as a stone axe, fragments of early
ceramics, scrapers, a human molar (dated
to the 5th Millenium BC), arrow heads and
beads from a necklace. There is also a large
pottery urn from the Monte Felipe area dated to the Bronze Age (2nd Millenium BC).
Thereafter, you enter a display area dedicated to the findings from a local Bronze
Age settlement of the 2nd Millenium BC, El
Cerro de la Campana a bronze axe, arrow
heads, spatulas, needles, hole punches, a
ceramic weaving weight, a necklace complete with bone beads and mollusc shells,
bone pendants and buttons, hand moulded
ceramic basins, a large pot, and the teeth
of a sickle among them.
The next display room deals with one
of Yeclas greatest treasures the prehistoric rock art of Monte Arab. On
entering the museum, you may have the
opportunity to view a short video briefly
showing scenes from the Monte Arab area.
The same location is well known for rock
carvings known as bowls. As explained
by the signboards in the museum, the technique to create the bowls involved picking,
scratching and abrading the rock at the foot
of Monte Arab. The result is considered to
be one of the most spectacular and extensive areas of bowls to be found in south
east Spain. Over 50 groups have been
identified and in excess of 800 carvings.
The next part of the museum deals
with the Iberians and focuses on findings from a nearby Iberian sanctuary,
the Cerro de los Santos. The displays
contain a wide variety of Iberian artefacts,
varying from typical Iberian decorated pottery to vases, ointment containers and
pitchers. There are both red and black varnished ceramic items. There are numerous
exvotos (votive offerings - small objects
often in human form, offered to the gods)
on display, from the 5th to the 2nd Centuries BC. One alcove has some magnificent
sculptures found on the Cerro de los Santos
and dated to the 4th and 3rd Centuries BC.
The next section of the museum deals
with the areas Roman remains. You
will see some remarkably high quality remains varying from ordinary pottery in-

cluding dishes, to a white marble sculpture of a toga clad Roman, to bracelets,


rings, amulets, clasps, brooches, needles,
hooks, weights, a small glass bottle, many
coins, and an inscription on a funeral stone.
Then there are various stone columns plus
a large floor mosaic from the villa of Los
Torrejones. There are also marble carvings
from Los Torrejones. One is a fragment
from a pagan sarcophagus in white marble portraying a banquet scene and dated
to the end of the 3rd Century/beginning of
the 4th Century AD. There are two reliefs
in marble. One shows the hind quarters
of an animal and a small dog in its lower
half, while above is the trunk of a vine with
tendrils and a bunch of grapes. The second
depicts a small bird on an oak branch with
three acorns.
Unfortunately, three
of
Yeclas
best pieces
a depiction of the
upper body
of a bearded Hercules
dressed
in
a lion skin;
a fragment
from a Palaeochristian
sarcophagus; and a
fragment
showing
a
vine
and
grapes are to be found in the Archaeological Museum in Murcia.
Finally, in the Islamic and Medieval
section, you will see numerous exhibits from the Islamic period. There are
large pot containers, some with narrow
necks and grinding stones. There is fine
12th and 13th Century pottery, brooches,
nails and hooks, metal hangings and a
refined copper bowl. Good examples of
glasswork, oil lamps, decorated plates,
vases, bottles, various medals and copper rings, some of which are from the
earliest Christian times from the mid-13th
Century, can also be seen. There are various coins dated to the reign of Jaim I of
Aragon (1213-76).Thereafter, you pass on
to some early parchment documents from
Christian times, from 1387 to the 15th Century. These deal with decrees and similar
matters. At the end of this particular corridor you will pass a number of colourful
old wall tiles representing saints and other
religious figures in what appears to be an
old bodega (wine cellar) with both semisubmerged containers as well as others at
ground level.
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Cartagena are available to buy from the
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It occurred to me fairly recently, when


we talk about being created in Gods
image (Genesis 17:1) were not just
referring to the physical sense, but also
to His very thought process.
Our minds have been created in Gods
image.
God has a freedom of choice, which in
turn means, He has given us freedom
of choice.
Sadly we dont always have the wisdom
to know the correct way in which to
exercise that freedom wisely.
I often wish God hadnt given me this
prerogative, but that would have made
me a mere puppet. God wants to have a
special relationship with me on a one to
one basis. Taking away the freedom of
choice makes God manipulative and any
relationship very boring.
Folk ask why God allows awful
things to happen.
If He was to step in every time things
werent going right, our opinion might
be different. We would soon be telling
Him to mind His own business. Thats
what freedom of choice is all about. We
learn by our own mistakes, hopefully.

us always to the very end of the age.


Wherever we are, God wants us to be
mindful that we have been created in
his image. Therefore our actions should
be Christ-like worshipping and glorifying
His Holy name.
Follow this link to read what Tozer says.
https://sites.google.com/site/
casawelcome2013/editorials
lynda.spain@hotmail.co.uk
derek.tycymru@talktalk.net
Tel 633 447 937
Welcome House can be found at 3A
Campillio y Suertes, Cehegin

Being created in Gods image means we


need to behave in a responsible manner.
God is truth, so we should aim to
be truthful in all our dealings. He is
patient; something Im not very good
at. Everything is in Gods time.
God is light
When youre having a bad day its hard
sometimes to be a light to the world.
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Matthew 28: 18-20 talks about the


great commission to go out into the
world and be His disciples and assures
us that in so doing the Lord will be with

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We have got a bit of catching up to do with


our walk reports as we are finished until
September. This walk was done on May 10th
We decided to celebrate this month of flowers
looking in the highest peaks of Moratalla,
where spring had just begun. The altitude of
the Sierra de Villafuerte and its environment
is in one of the most enchanting places and
is where the waters of the Cantalar start.
We climbed up from the stifling heat of the
lowlands not expecting our starting point to
be so chilly.
In Villafuerte, the forces of nature have worked
for millions of years. They were originally sea
beds that allowed us to imagine the energy
potential of the planet we inhabit. As humans
we tend to forget the land strives to remind
us that it is alive and constantly evolving. The
forces emanating from the planet itself, the
wind, rain and temperatures are tenacious
and undaunted as they effortlessly create
beautiful and impossible shapes. The high
set cliffs and deep ravines are an authentic
theme park for lovers of geology.

bearded vulture and its nest is still preserved


in the Grajeros. There were many examples
of flora found; a rowan wrapped round a
pine as it reared above it giving the whole
thing an unusual aspect and a thick root that
has penetrated the rock. An ocellated lizard
decided to show us his climbing skills and
maples and hellebores added to the general
fluorescence of the dark green Corsican
forest, lush and strikingly green.
Almost without realising it we reached the
hill and before us lay a spectacular valley. It
was the typical landscape of these areas in
the mountains of Murcia and was difficult to
think that in just an hours drive, we could
be in a pre-desert landscape like Badlands
surrounding Mula. We descended, following
the course of the ravine where the first
Argos River waters are collected, toward
the farmhouse of Alazor Hoya, one of the
properties of the Indian Juan Lopez, who spent
part of his life in the new world. The huge
tree trunks with their open and unreachable
branches seemed to grow even bigger as we
approached them. Flashes of red drew our
attention and they were none other than the
small but striking Adonis annua, which again
delighted the photographers.

this most hidden and remote bronze area. We


continued the winding ascent, now a narrow
goat path as we continued until we reached a
new summit finding upholstered Piornos. We
found a human element in this milestone, a
huge metal construction above us facing the
rising sun with its retaining wires hammered
into the harsh ground. We finished our climb
to the summit of Cagasebo. The landscape
at this point, was very austere and the living
conditions there were extremely harsh. We
reached the highest point, crowned by the
high anemometer. From there we began the
return among more floral species including
the ephemeral and delicate wild tulips.

We descended towards the farmhouse


Selvalejo, stopping in the shadow of one of
its monumental oaks where we focused our
attention on a new limestone layer, stained
by the intense oxidation of the natural iron
it contained. Iron inclusions in the limestone
and the bright golden crystals of pyrite,
described by Daniel Ximenes and Hervas, as
Fools Gold that cost the lives of more than
one villager looking for gold and the tiny,
geometric garnets embedded in the rocks.

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We left Cantalar and climbed the steep slope


of the hill as the Oteamos peaks offered
shelter and watchman to the diverse wildlife;
crows, griffon vultures, ibex, peregrine falcon,
golden eagle, planes rockers, lonely roqueros
among many others gave voice and life to the
static rocks, which provided coverage and
support to their nests. For many years the
largest of raptors has crossed our skies; the

We lunched beneath the song of the common


terreras and we were only able to see them
when they plummeted into the crops. We then
climbed the cliff to discover ancient boulders
which were hidden between the junipers
and oaks. We were at the foot of what in
ancient times was an
important means of
communication
with
the interior of the
plateau. We saw the
flowers of the perfect
senecios
margaritas
that lined the floor next
to the linarias garnets,
along with the sharp
contrast of the intense
green
and
yellow
flowers of the iniesta.
We reached a hill
that allowed us an
excellent view of one
of the settlements in

Pereas Bar awaited us in Calar de la Santa


with a table full of delicious food.
We would like to add our thanks to all our
discoverers including June, Graham, Sue and
Neil, who have invited us into their homes to
share a few hours of friendship and excellent
company, and to all those who contributed so
many rich dishes, wines and gifts, especially
Elena, Confectionery Roch in Moratalla, which
gave us a sweet surprise with a dedication to
Discovering Moratalla.

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Because of the heat and many


people having visitors or going away
themselves, there is not so much going
on in the area this month, although there
are various fiestas in the Cehegin area
during August. Some of the activities
going on in the area are:
Calasparra
August 1st the legendary Spanish
band, Los Segretos will play music
from Jackson Browne, Supertramp,
Nick Lowe, Ry Cooder, Peter Gabriel,
Foreigner and Fountains Of Wayne, at
the 19th Cuervarrozk Festival. The
concert will be in Cine Rosales at 11pm.
Los Segretos will play songs from their
new album Something Borrowed.
August 21st is the Day of the Local
Artist in Calasparra when there will be
an art exhibition at the Open Theatre.
August 29th the Festival of Antique
Music will be held at the Theatre with
an instrumental group, which specialises
in
Middle
Age
and
Renaissance
music, La Danserye. There will be a
minibus service leaving from the St
Peters Church Square at 8.30pm. The
programme, Nights at the Castle, will
be a focus of interest. The theatre is

located in the rocks below the summit


of St Jos, alongside the Castle. It is
an open air arena in a beautiful place
with spectacular views of the river
Segura and the paddy fields. The step
seating accommodates 600 spectators
in a semicircle formation. Call in to the
Tourist Office for more information.
Bullas
La Salto de Usero is a natural beauty
spot on the Rio de Mula, with waterfalls
and gorges that are particularly popular
during the summer months. Visitors
have been spoiling the area by driving
vehicles around and leaving litter, so the
Proteccion Civil are patrolling the area,
particularly at weekends to protect this
site which is of geological and cultural
interest.
Mula
There will be an art exhibition with
paintings and drawing done by local
students in the area at El Cigarralejo
Museum in the town. The exhibition
Epon@rte will be open Tues-Fri 9am2pm, Sat 9.30am-2pm and Sun and
Public Holidays 10.30am-1.30pm.
Moratalla
During August the Free Tour of the
old part of the town will still be held
every Saturday. The tour starts at the
Convent de San Francisco and will take
you past many old buildings of Moratalla,
finishing at La Iglesia de la Asuncion at
the top of the town. The tour takes place
at 11.30am and takes about an hour.
There is an optional tour of the castle
for 2. Booking is at the Tourist Office
968 730 208
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August is generally one of the hottest


months of the year and this year will be
no exception. There has been no rain
for weeks and everywhere is incredibly
dry. Despite this, some people think
it is still ok to light fires! The Forestry
Department are on constant alert for
forest fires which can be started by a
discarded cigarette or even lightening.
These fires can cause immense damage
and can wipe out huge areas of forest
killing numerous animals and wildlife
and it can take years for the areas to
recover.

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We achieve this because there are a


team of people who are dedicated to
this cause.

Registered Charity N 8.714/1


Helping The Perrera Dogs
Further to last months article we are very
proud to let you all know that we were able
to send 12 more puppies and dogs from
the Perrera to new homes in Germany on
Friday 17th July.
No dogs will be sent this month as it is
too hot to enable us to do this, but we are
already preparing some of the reserved
puppies and dogs we have in kennels and
foster homes for travel to their new homes
in Germany in September. Our heartfelt
thanks go to all the volunteers who make
this happen and especially the German
Association for providing the infrastructure
to help us achieve this. Every ones a

Roman Catholic Church: we are in


St. Josephs Church ( El Saladillo ),
near Camposol and Mazarrn Country
Club urbanizations ( exit 17, RM 3
motorway ).
Schedule of Masses:
Every Saturday Mass is at 4.30pm (in
English)
Every Sunday Mass according to the
extraordinary form (in Latin) is at 4.30pm

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Schedule of Confessions:
Saturday from 3.15-4.20pm (Also
request)
Sundays from 3.15-4.20pm
Fr. Octavio Carpena 676 219 445
Fr.Carlos Prats 628 824 555

We desperately need volunteers to help us


man our shop in Puerto de Mazarrn, which
is open from Monday to Saturday. If you
feel that you would like to be involved in
our worthwhile and needed charity to help
anyway you feel you can, please contact
Cathy on 639 604 628.
If you would like to become specifically
involved directly by volunteering to help
the Perrera Team, please call Tony on 618
034 921.
winner!! Especially the dogs.
Many thanks!!
WeDoItAll4TheDogs

rite romain). Le dimanche lglise Saint


Joseph (San Jos, El Saladillo, prs du
Camposol, sortie 17 autoruoute RM3), 4
heures 30.
Confessions le samedi (de 3 heures 15 4
heures 20) et le dimanche avant la messe.
St. Jean Marie Vianney ...The Cure Of
Ars. Patron Saint Of Parish Priests And
Confessors (8)
Three things are wanted to preserve
purity - the presence of God, prayer
and the Sacraments - St. Jean Vianney

on

Rmisch-Katholische Kirche
Traditionelle Lateinische Messe
Jeden Sonntag in des Hlgn. Josephs
Kirche (El Saladillo, in der Nhe der
Siedlung Camposol, Ausfahrt 17, RM 3),
um 16.30 Uhr.
Beichte
Jeden Samstag von 15.15 bis 16.20 Uhr,
und
Jeden Sonntag vor der Messe.
glise Catholique Romaine:
Messe latine (forme extraordinaire du

O Holy Priest of Ars, a witness of your life


made this magnificent praise of you:
We would have taken him for an
angel in a mortal body. You so edified
others: the modesty and the exquisite
purity radiated from your body. With such
charm and with such enthusiasm you
preached to others about these beautiful
virtues which you said resembled the
perfume of a vineyard in bloom. Please I
beg you to join your entreaties to those
of Mary Immaculate and Saint Philomena
in order that I guard always, as God asks
me, the purity of my heart. You, who have
directed so many souls towards the heights
of virtue, defend me in temptations and
obtain for me the strength to conquer them.
O most holy Saint John Vianney, you were
a priest who was outstanding in pastoral

zeal. May priests today be filled with that


zeal, faithful to their calling, refreshed in
their labours
by
the
Holy Spirit,
supported by
their fellow
workers and
appreciated
by
those
whose lives
they touch.
Dear
Cur
of Ars, pray
for us, but
especially for
all
priests!
Holy Priest of
Ars, I have
confidence
in
your
intercession.
Pray
for
me
during
this novena
especially for... (mention silently your
special intentions).
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.

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by Juan Ferrandez
Moored in Cartagenas harbour today is Nao
Victoria, a copy of one of the first yachts that
used to sail around the world between 1519
and 1522. The phrase Seize the Day applies
to this amazing yacht story.

This article proves a connection similar to our


city, an inability to boast about what makes
it unique. I will let the evidence speak for

Lazy Days At The Beach


Summer is here and we all start to get a little
sluggish in the heat and there are days when
even moving from the sofa to the sunbed
feels like too much effort.

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This month I have decided to be REALLY


lazy and look for a new place to eat that is
(almost) literally on my doorstep! At the end
of my street is a little cove that leads on to
a larger beach in Isla Plana and this year I
decided to make a huge effort and walk from
home down to the beach bar there for a cold
glass of wine after a hard day in the office.
(about 300 yards!!)
The bar is called La Medusa Chula (or the
Funky Jellyfish) and it is a great place to pass
a few hours relaxing in the sun. The first time
I went alone and sat with my book, a cold

itself, taking into account the first Graduate


Schools of Spain which are waiting to set the
Educational Museum Cartagena deserves.
These schools started to teach naval
education to children, some of whom became
brave sailors in the future. Brave were the
crewmen of Licor 43, first Spanish yacht
that took part in the round the world race
known then as The Whitbread. This was an
enduring event in which the Capes of Buena
Esperanza, Lewin and Hornos were navigated
and the challenging winds of the Atlantic,
Indian and Pacific Oceans were fought. It
was the engineer, Joaquin Coello, who would
become the co-designer and Captain of the
yacht, who convinced the directors, Diego
Zamora and Emilio Restoy, of the Cartagena
based company to invest in this hazardous
adventure.
The National Company Bazn of Cartagena
was in charge of the construction of this
18ft yacht and as such they strengthened,
even more, the pure nature of Cartagena.
The merger of all these components
aforementioned, enabled Licor 43 to set sail

glass of decent wine and tried the delicious


tangy seafood salad appetizer. The staff were
chatty, friendly and I felt really welcome.
I was so impressed with the bar that I went
back with friends and we decided to try the
meals, as the bar has an extensive menu in
Spanish and English with everything from
traditional cuisine to egg and chips! I chose
the Caesar salad, followed by the white fish
chunks with homemade chips and the food
was tasty AND piping hot. My friend ordered
pork with a brandy sauce and chips and
declared it delicious.
One great idea is to buy wine by the bottle,
which the staff write your name on and then
top you up as required. They even offered to
keep my bottle for me, as I was planning to
return later in the week, but needless to say

from Portsmouth dock on 29th August 1981,


along with 28 other competitors.
The race was followed by the local press with
great excitement. Thanks to the nautical
interest of my brother, Antonio Rafael, we
managed not to miss any detail that occurred.
The information via radio hams was essential
and more precisely Radio Club Carthago,
who tracked these sailors adventure. This
is how we learned of the two broken masts
in two different stages, which made them
navigate with an emergency rigging, food
having to be thrown overboard because of the
refrigerators breakdown and the desperate
fight against stormy equatorial seas which
delayed the yachts progress. Overcoming
all these adversities, Licor 43 achieved an
incredible feat, finishing the race which sadly
9 other vessels did not.
On 7thApril 1982, Licor 43 sailed back into
Portsmouth Harbour, putting its name and
the city of Cartagena into the National and
International Sailing history.

we
managed
to empty the
bottle the same
night!
The bar has a
pretty seating
area
under
a
pergola
decorated
with
dangling
jellyfish
and
there is even
Wifi to keep
the
teens
occupied whilst
the
parents
have a relaxing
drink.
La
Medusa Chula
is
definitely
more than just
a beach bar and the service and food make it
a must-visit destination, especially as the sun
sets over the sea.
I may regret telling you all about my favourite
new eating place, given that I plan to become
a regular on the few summer nights I can
escape holiday guests and work, but if you
see me there please do stop and say hello.
At the end of the summer, I will miss
the convenience of having a super bar &
restaurant at the end of my street, but on
the positive side, the cove will be MY private
beach again - at least until next June!
You can find the Medusa Chula on the main
road from Puerto de Mazarrn to Isla Plana
village. Look for the signs on lampposts on
the right hand side of the road BEFORE you
get to Isla Plana village and just after the
Cuevas de Agua on the E22.
Liz Edmiston
Murcia Property Services
Contact Liz on + 34 691 977 107
Email info@ownersaway.com

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Sophie Kinsella was born on 12th


December 1969 and is the eldest sister of
fellow writers Gemma Townley and Abigail
Townley. She was educated at Putney High
School, Sherborne School for Girls and New
College, Oxford, where she initially studied
Music, but after a year switched to Politics,
Philosophy and Economics.
Sophie
worked as a financial journalist (including
for Pensions World) before turning to
writing full time. She is best known for
writing the Shopaholic novels series
of chick lit novels, which focus on the
misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a
financial journalist who cannot manage
her own finances. The series focuses
on her obsession with shopping and its
resulting complications for her life. The
first two Shopaholic books were adapted
into a film and released in February 2009.
Sophie lives in London with her husband
and family.

Can you keep a


Secret? June
2009
Emma is sitting on
a turbulent plane.
Shes always been a
very nervous flyer.
She really thinks
that this could be
her last moment,
so,
naturally
enough, she starts
telling
the
man
sitting
next
to
her - quite a dishy
American, but shes
too frightened to
notice - all her innermost secrets; How
she scans the backs of intellectual books
and pretends shes read them; How she
does her hair up like Princess Leia in her
bedroom; How shes not sure if she has

a G-spot, and whether her boyfriend


could find it anyway; How she feels like
a fraud at work - everyone uses the word
operational all the time, but she hasnt
a clue what it means; How the coffee at
work is horrible; How she once threw a
troublesome client file in the bin. If ever
there was a bare soul, its hers.
She survives the flight, of course and the
next morning the famous founding boss of
the whole mega corporation she works for
is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he
walks around, Emma looks up and realizes
- its the man from the plane. What will he
do with her secrets? He knows them all but she doesnt know a single one of his,
or... does she?
S h o p a h o l i c
Abroad

June
2009
For
Rebecca
Bloomwood, life is
peachy. She has a
job on morning TV,
her bank manager
is actually being
nice to her and
when it comes to
spending
money,
her new motto is
buy only what you
need - and shes
really
(sort
of)
sticking to it. The icing on the brioche is
that shes been offered a chance to work
in New York.

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New York! The Museum of Modern Art!


The Guggenheim! The Metropolitan Opera
House! Becky does mean to go to them all.
Honestly. Its just that it seems silly not to
check out a few other famous places first like Saks and Bloomingdales and Barneys
and one of those fantastic sample sales
where you can get a Prada dress for $10
(or was it $100?). Is Becky too dazzled to
care?
Shopaholic to the
Stars Sept 2014
Becky
Brandon
(nee Bloomwood) is
in Hollywood! Shes
hanging out with
celebs, or at least
she will be, once
her husband Luke
introduces her to
his new A-list client
Sage Seymour.
Becky sets her heart
on a new career
shes going to be a stylist to the stars and
when a chance encounter thrusts her into
the limelight, she grabs her opportunity. In
between choosing clutch bags and chasing
celebrities, Becky loses touch with her
family and her best friend.
Caught up in the whirlwind of Tinseltown,
has Becky gone too far this time?
If you are looking for some light
reading this holiday, Sophie Kinsella
has it in bucket loads!

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Here you can see the beautiful Lindi


Lou,
the
larger
white
dog
with
brown markings on the very right of
the photo. She is four years old and a
very calm, lovely natured lady. On the left
are Teddy (male) and Matilda & Molly,
the 3 brown pups. The white pup behind is
Lily from the same litter. They were born
in October 2014 - a litter of 7 puppies born
in an old barn to a stray mum who sought
shelter there.

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Astor is a beautiful 2 year old male


German Shepherd Cross. Sadly he was
found after being shot in the leg and was
extremely underweight. He was taken to
the vet for emergency surgery and is now
fully recovered. While in convalescence,
Astor has been in a home environment
and is fully trained. He is good with other
dogs, cats and children. He is playful,
loves a cuddle and is a quick learner. He
was reserved for his new home in the
UK, but sadly, due to unforeseen family
circumstances this has had to be cancelled.
Please find it in your heart to offer Astor or
any one of our lovely woofers their forever
home. They so deserve it.

They are all vaccinated, sterilised,


microchipped and ready to go to their
forever homes.
Fosterers
We desperately need people who are
able to foster kittens or puppies in their
homes, often at short notice. We also need
fosterers able to take in adult dogs who
arent coping well in kennels.
Volunteers
We are always looking for volunteers to
help out with the animals - for dog walking,
feeding and/or playing and grooming.
Please contact Lorna by email at lorna@
sananimal.org or whatsapp 676 276
199.

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What is Gearing?
What is Leverage?
Phrases often used, but rarely explained...
As promised last month, a much easier
read this time round about Gearing and
Leverage. In the finance world we are
all too guilty of descending into jargon or
talking and writing assuming everyone
knows what we are talking about and so
we thought it worth, for a start, explaining
these two concepts.
Gearing is when a company borrows money
to allow them to invest in something that will
make them a profit. The hope is that the
investment will have a large return, meaning
the cost of the loan is easily covered and
there is lots of additional profit for the
company and shareholders.
Investment Trusts do this, but Unit Trusts
and Open Ended Investment Companies
can only take on very small loans and so
tend not to. The risk is that the investment
does not work and your company ends up
paying both the interest and the loan. If
an opportunity comes along that is too good
to miss, Gearing allows a company to take
part without having to sell extra shares,
owned assets or affect other parts of their
normal trading business.
Leverage refers to the use of debt to acquire

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Calle Sobrija 2248,


Sector D,
Camposol
I recently conducted an evening Wedding
Blessing for an English bride and her
Spanish husband. What a lovely occasion.
It took place in the garden of the Spanish
grandparents home. We were also guests
for the celebrations after the service. Apart
from the friendly welcome and delicious
food, including a great paella, the one thing
we thought was so refreshing, was watching
the children play. There were six young
girls, ranging in ages from about 7 to 11.
Dressed in simple yet pretty cotton dresses
(not a mini adult amongst them) they had
us laughing as they played; youve guessed
it, weddings! What a change; it was like
going back in time. They took turns at being
the minister and the bride was chosen
when the previous one threw the real brides
bouquet over her head; the one to catch it

additional assets. For example, a company


looking to expand will take on a business
loan to allow the expansion and hopefully
generate more cash. The extra cash covers
the cost of the loan and whatever is left is
profit. The concept of Leverage is named
after the principle in physics; a lever can
give you a mechanical advantage in being
able to move or lift heavy objects that you
could not otherwise move. In the same
way, businesses can use Leverage to fund
company growth and development through
the purchase of assets that could not be
done without the benefit of additional funds.
A useful way of thinking about how this
works in the real world is to consider two
companies that are offered an investment.
The first company has 1000 of cash
available to invest. The second company
also has 1000, but borrows an extra 2000,
so they invest 3000. If the investment
grows a third (33%) the first company
makes a profit of 333. However, the second
company makes a profit of 999. You have
to take the cost of the loan from the extra
profit, but with interest rates so low at the
moment you can understand how companies
can use Leverage or Gearing to make
extra profit.
If there are any phrases used by finance
people, including us, that you dont
understand, drop us an email and we will do

taking her place. Ring any bells? That was


so special. They played a proper game; no
electronic gadgets and no phones, just lots
of laughter and fun. Later when the dancing
began, they demonstrated their skills at
Flamenco. None of them got bored; just
tired from enjoying themselves. They were
also well behaved! A happy evening to be
long remembered.
Couldnt we all benefit if we too occasionally
left technology behind and relaxed in a way
we used to do; pick up a book - you know
those things with pages and writing, or do a
jigsaw puzzle. We could maybe even more
old-fashioned and spend some time having
a conversation; a laugh.
The reason God told us to rest on the
Sabbath wasnt to put restrictions on us, but
to allow us time to recharge our batteries;
stop rushing around and finding things we
must do. Make the most of our time in a
way that will make us
feel good not frazzled.
You might even enjoy
coming
along
to
our Sunday service,
having a sing, finding
peace in the worship
and a chat over a
cuppa
afterwards.
You would be made
very welcome.

our best to explain them to you.


There are a couple of other things to mention
this month:
Gary Day recently attended a meeting
in Madrid where changes to Spanish Law
concerning Wills was fully explained. We are
aware many of you will be familiar with the
changes, but as above, if any of you have
any queries or questions please let us know.
We are affiliated to a company in the UK that
specialises in Wills. If you are putting off
making amendments or dealing with your
Will, please let us know as we can help
resolve any problems and ensure your Will is
exactly as you want it to be and absolutely
correct in terms of the law.
The second thing is that Marc Harper, from
our Business Development Team, will be in
Camposol for the last week of September. If
any of you would like to meet him please let
us know by email or call our local Spanish
number and we can arrange a day and time.
We plan to have these informal meetings at
The Club House on Camposol. Please dont
be shy! Marc is looking forward to meeting
as many of you as possible. If you want
to come with a group of friends and talk
about general financial matters that would
be great as well as anyone wanting a oneto-one meeting.
Tel 0034 968 972 432 (Spain)
0044 122 337 0019 (UK)

Oscars. Tickets are 8 each and obtainable


either from church at one of the morning
services, or by calling Rev Bill Coyle on 634
143 260. All are welcome.
God bless
Rev Maureen
August Services at 10.30am
2nd Songs of Praise
9th Holy Communion
16th Morning Prayer
23rd Holy Communion
30th Fifth Sunday Family Service
No Bible/Prayer Group this month
As well as these services, we offer Wedding
Blessings, Holy Baptisms, Confirmations
and Funerals. We also have a Pastoral Care
Group throughout the year, with people
willing to listen, talk and help anyone sick
or in need. This Pastoral Care is in complete
confidence.
For further information please contact:
Rev Maureen Kent 968 970 637/636 099
679
Rev Bill Coyle 634 143 260
Rev Eberhard Klute 968 978 961 (German
Branch)

There will be a BBQ


on Friday 7th August,
at
Caadas
del
Romera, organised by

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The Christian perspective of what is happening


on our Planet differs quite radically from
the secular perspective and this diversity is
becoming increasingly apparent as time goes
on bringing about an increasing Christian
belief in what is being referred to as the end
of the End Times (Ezekiel 33 v 3-7)
Approximately one third of all that is
contained in the Bible is prophetic and these
prophesies have described to the letter all of
the major events from the beginning of time
up to the present day and beyond. Jesus is
called the Spirit of Prophesy and for those
who would diligently seek out the truth
contained within the Bible they are rewarded
with the understanding of what is happening
in these days and it is for this reason that I
would wish to bring to your attention three
main prophetic signposts which include
Heavenly Signs, Spiritual Signs and Physical
Signs which are shouting out the need to
wake up!

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The Blood Moons and other astonishing


Heavenly Signs have been widely reported in
the press this year, but their relevance remains
largely a mystery. Concurrently this year is
what is referred to in the Jewish calendar as
the Shemitah year which precedes the Jubilee
year, both of which are extremely relevant to
the Judeo/Christian belief system, but hardly
discussed by the media or the Church and
thirdly the Physical Signs which include the
appearance of a Red Heifer for the first time
since 16 BC. This last sign is arguably the
most significant signpost since the
Jews managed to get their homeland
back in 1948 and has been missed by all
but a few people interested in end time
eschatology.
These three signposts tied together with
other mysteries that are coming to light will
illustrate how Gods Biblical timing should be
clearly understood, marvelled at and certainly
not ignored. Remember seven is the number
of perfection and also remember that Jesus
lived, died and will return as the King of
the Jews and for clarity all of the following
is best explained from a Jewish perspective.
Firstly we need to understand the Jewish
calendar and its sequence of sevens. We

only use this 7 day sequence to define our


week, which includes the Sabbath Day, called
Sunday, but we ignore the 7 year sequence to
define the 7th year as a Shemitah or Sabbath
year and 7 times 7 Shemitah (49 years) to
define the Jubilee year. This Shemitah or
Sabbath year is still understood by farmers
to be called their Fallow year when their land
should be left to rest after 6 years of cropping
(labour) in order to recover and remain
fertile, but this discipline has been largely
ignored causing an irreversible collapse in
agricultural land quality and famine. www.
setapartpeople.com/the-sabbaticalyear-why-the-land-must-lie-fallow
Once this 7 year sequence of the Hebraic
calendar is understood the historical
significance falls into place as you will
see clear cyclical patterns emerge.
Since the 1917 Balfour Declaration to return
the land of Israel (Palestine) back to the Jews
a Jubilee period elapsed before the Jews
succeeded in getting not only their land, but
more importantly their Capital City, Jerusalem
back in 1967. Taking a mathematical anomaly
into consideration as to how the Jews actually
calculate their calendar years, which is worth
a separate rather complicated study, then
the Jews will commence celebrating their
next Jubilee Year starting at sundown of Elul
29th this year which is September 13th 2015
on our Gregorian calendar. Remember that
God only applies prophesy to His Hebraic
calendar, not our Gregorian calendar. Our
Christmas and New Year holiday seasons
have always been totally at odds with
the Jewish Feasts contained in the Bible.
Strictly speaking Christians should also
celebrate the main Jewish holiday season
which commences 3 months earlier than our
secular holiday season which is around midSeptember to early October. (However our
Easter Holidays roughly coincide with their
Passover Feast). The Jewish Holy Day(s)
commence on the last day (We would call it
New Years Eve) of their Calendar year which
is 29th Elul. They then enter their New Year,
which is called Rosh Hashanah, followed by
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement followed
by Sukkoth and the Feast of Tabernacles. This
last Feast in their holiday sequence lasts for

7 days culminating in a separate Marriage


celebration on the 8th day when they all get
dressed up in white.
If we look back over the last 100 years at some
of the major cyclical events which have taken
place within the fourteen Shemitah years
and two Jubilee years contained within these
100 years then we will see that the events
fall into one of two categories of Judgement
and/or Blessing. Nearing the end of World
War 1 there was the Balfour Declaration in
1917 to give the Jews back their land of
Israel (Palestine); World War 2 started for the
Jews on Kristallnacht in November 1938 and
ended in 1945. During this 7 year period
6 million Jews were murdered in death
camps. The next Jubilee year after the
1917 Balfour Declaration was the year that
the Jews captured Jerusalem in 1967. Also
during this same period in the history of 7 year
cycles of Shemitah years there were financial
disaster Shemitah years which include the
1930 Great Depression 1937 Wall Street
crash, and more recently the 1973, 1980,
1987, 2000, and 2007 financial crashes and
all of these crashes getting progressively
more severe as we head towards the end of
this current Shemitah year on September 13th
2015 (29th Elul) and into the next Jubilee year
which ends on October 11th 2016. Looking
at the historical facts surrounding Shemitah
years combined with Jubilee years there will
be a major time of Blessing and/or Judgement
ahead of us before the end of this Shemitah
year and the Jubilee year that we are about
to enter into. These facts are irrefutable and
I would recommend two books written by
Jonathan Cahn for further information. One
of the books is called The Harbinger and
the other book is called The Mystery of the
Shemitah, both available from Amazon and
Kindle.
This is further confirmed by looking at
significant Heavenly Signposts in Jewish
History since the Crucifixion of Christ, on
which day there was a total solar eclipse that
lasted for three hours. We now want to discuss
the events which are marked out by the
Tetrad Moon Cycles, which are a sequence of
4 Blood Red Moons. According to NASA these
Tetrads have only ever fallen on sequential

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It is during the Shemitah year that


many Heavenly Signs are manifested,
particularly when we leave behind a
Shemitah year and enter into a Jubilee
year and this is certainly the case during
our current Shemitah year. During this
Shemitah year there are two major solar
eclipses, one at exactly the mid-point of this
Shemitah year on March 20th 2015 and the
second on the last day of this Shemitah year
which is Elul 29th or on our calendar September
13th 2015. This being the exact date to the
hour that the last two major financial crashes
have taken place at the end of the previous
two Shemitah cycles. (Worth noting at this
stage is the astonishing fact that for the first
time ever in the history of Wall Street the
Trading Bell could not be made to ring on Elul
29th 2007 which heralded the commencement
of this current Shemitah period with a 777
point drop (7%) in the financial stock value of
the Dow Jones index!) Or the fact that the first
night of Passover (Easter) this year (Jewish
Feast called Pesach) on April 4th, appeared
the third blood red moon of the current Tetrad
and the Pesach is the first day of the 7 day
Passover (Easter) feast which is the trigger to
the building of the Third Temple (This will be
discussed below along with the Red Heifer!),
or how about the fact that on June 30th. for
the first time since 2 BC there appeared what
NASA has described as the Star of Bethlehem
which resulted from the conjunction of Venus
and Jupiter and it is believed to be exactly
the same Heavenly event 2017 years ago that
the Wise Men followed to Bethlehem after the
birth of Christ or how about the final Blood
Moon falling on the first day of the feast of
Tabernacles which is 28th September this
year. This will be 7 days before the 8th day
of this feast which is the marriage ceremony.
I would ask are these 7 days before the
marriage ceremony a foreshadowing
of the 7 years of Tribulation before the
Marriage Supper of the Lamb? NASA has
stated that this current Tetrad is the most
perfect to date and there are no more Tetrads
for 567 years and the next one in 567 years
time has been described by NASA as being of
very minor intensity. Think about it because
all of the foregoing can only be Gods perfect
prophetic scriptural timing and in my opinion
to ignore it is not being very wise regardless
of your religion or none religious beliefs.
What we now find astounding is the timing of
the birth of the Red Heifer. Since the return of
the Jews to their homeland their overwhelming
desire has been to build their new Temple to
replace Herods Temple which was demolished
by Titus in 70 AD using Turkish and Syrian
Arab Legions of the Roman Empire to achieve
this (Today both Turkish and Syrian Arabs
are major players in the current Middle East
conflict with the ultimate goal of wiping out
Israel again, as they tried unsuccessfully to
achieve 1945 years ago!) Indeed the Jews
have made extensive preparations to rebuild
their Temple with the corner stone, building
blocks, all of the furnishing and the Altar
ready to be installed but this whole project
has remained on hold because of a cow!
This may be pushing your credibility a bit too
far but the fact is that according to Judaic
Law the Jews cannot commence building their
new Temple until they have a 3 year old Red
Heifer without blemish to sacrifice and to use
the ashes of this sacrificed Heifer as part of a
cleansing ceremony before they can lay the

corner stone of their Temple. The last known


Red Heifer that was accepted as without
blemish for this sacrifice was in 16 BC and
now after 2030 years another acceptable Red
Heifer was born in January 2014. (See www.
templeinstitute.org)
Our astonishment is further enhanced because
the Lord confirmed this event on September
25th 2014 (Elul 29th which is, guess what, the
1st Day of this current Shemitah year) by
having two other calves born on exactly the
same day with the unmistakeable number 7
emblazoned on their foreheads! So sometime
after January 2017 they can sacrifice their
Red Heifer and commence building their 3rd
Temple which to the Jews signifies the advent
of the Messianic era! (Go to youtube and
type in: Breaking News: Red Heifer Born and
then go to Jonathan Cahn: 2 times 7 Cows
appeared in America Like in Pharaohs Egypt)
As a pre-tribulation believer in the end of the
end times this makes a very strong argument
that those who believe in the rapture of the
Bride will not be here for much longer
because according to prophesy the building of
the Third Temple occurs during the Tribulation
period. What further astounds us is that this
Red Heifer is the 10th to be born since Moses,
who sacrificed the first Red Heifer, and the
number 10 in Gods ordinance is the number
of completion.
A final word on the current outworking of
prophesy in these end of end times I would
bring your attention to one of the major
unfulfilled prophesies of the Old Testament
which has never been fulfilled until this day
and it is Isaiah 17 where we are told that
Damascus, the Capital City of Syria will be
reduced to dust. Damascus is one of the
oldest Cities on the Planet which until recently
has remained relatively unscathed since it
was built but every time you switch on your
Television for the last 4 years you can see
this prophesy coming closer to fulfilment.
Meanwhile the Islamic conflicts currently
raging in the Middle East is described by many
of the Prophets who thousands of years ago
revealed to us how the End Times were going
to unfold including more than 60 references
to Hamas in the Old Testament alone. In this
regard we couldnt recommend to you highly
enough a book written by Walid Shoebat called
Gods War on Terror which is an absolute
mine of information for understanding where
we are today or visit www.shoebat.com
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Passover and Tabernacle feasts and this


amazing phenomenon has only ever occurred
7 times in world history since 3000 BC and
even more amazing is the fact that they
didnt commence appearing until after the
crucifixion. (Statisticians have demonstrated
that the probability of this happening after
the crucifixion of Christ and falling only on
Jewish Feasts days is 1.85 x10 to the power
of 139). This probability number is so large
it is virtually indescribable.

For those who have managed to wade


through this short dissertation on The End
Of The End Times may I congratulate you
and challenge you to really ask of yourself a
fundamental question. Do you know the God
that my wife and I have had a wonderful
relationship with for 30+ years and if not
why not take the first step in His direction
before its too late? I am sure you have heard
Christians quoting the Good News of John 3
v 16 before, so to avoid disappointing you
it reads as follows: For God so loved the
world that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting
life. Alternatively some twenty verses later in
John 3 v 36 it reads: and he that believeth
not the Son shall not see life; but the
wrath of God abideth on him. In other
words there is no middle ground here; its a
straight choice for the love of Jesus or a lost
eternity.
If you wish to receive some additional
information then please email us at
nickandjuneharris@gmail.com and we will
try to answer your questions.

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Hello to August I hope you have all been


coping well with the weather conditions
during July. It has been rather extreme for
all, but there is no rest for us at Caadas

del Romero Social Centre. We have a


commitment to everyone who attends our
Spanish lessons, cookery lessons and the
local history group and rest assured these
will be continuing throughout August, having
fun and at the same time raising money for
a local charity. On 1st July, we were able
to present 50 to Age Concern from the
proceeds of our activites.

On returning to Caadas del Romero we


had lunch at the Social Centre with Oscar and
his family the famous Spanglish Sunday
lunch with 5 different courses in the centre
of the table and individual courses with wine
(lots of it), water and beer. As anyone who
has enjoyed one of the Menu del Dias here
before, wine features very prominently in our
events!!

On 20th July we took a trip with Lions to


Lorca to view one of the buildings affected by
the earthquake some years ago and repaired
with funds donated from Lions. A very good
explanation was given on how the area was
beforehand and how it is now. Coffee was
then enjoyed at the Castle before having a
wander round to see this delightful building,
one of the most important in Murcia region.

There are only a few remaining tickets for


Picnic Under The Stars available now for
5th, 19th and 26th August, so if you want to join
us, please pop in to Oscars Bar, Camposol
B before they all sell out. Price is just 20
which includes coach, translator and tickets
for the Space Observatory, insurance, picnic
and of course wine!
See you soon

Three little words that can help change


someones life.
If someone mentioned the phrase three little
words what would your mind conjure up? So
many of the most significant messages that
people deliver to one another come in just
three words. When spoken, those statements
have the power to forge new friendships,
deepen old ones and restore relationships
that have cooled. The following three word
phrases can enrich every relationship every
bit as much as the most obvious one.

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I am here - Being there for another person


is the greatest gift we can give. When we
are truly present for other people, important
things happen to them and to us. We are
renewed in love and friendship. We are
restored emotionally and spiritually.
I miss you Perhaps more friendships could
be salvaged and strengthened if people simply
and sincerely said to each other, I miss you.
This powerful affirmation tells others that
they are wanted, needed, desired and loved.

I respect you Respect is another way of


showing love. Respect conveys the feeling
that another person is a true equal. It is a
powerful way to affirm the importance of a
relationship.
You are right This phrase is highly effective
in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed
emotions and, of course, the flipside of you
are right is the humility of admitting I am
wrong.
Please forgive me Many broken
relationships could be restored and healed
if people would admit their mistakes and
ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable
to faults and failures. A person should never
be ashamed to own up that they have been
in the wrong, which is saying in other words
that they are wiser today than they were
yesterday.
I thank you Gratitude is an exquisite
form of courtesy. People who enjoy the
companionship of good, close friends are

those who dont take daily courtesies for


granted. They are quick to thank their friends
for their many expressions of kindness.
Count on me A true friend is one who
walks in when others walk out. Loyalty is an
essential ingredient for true friendship; it is
the emotional glue that bonds people. When
troubles come, a good friend is there saying
you can count on me.
Let me help The best friends see a need
and try to meet it. When they spot a hurt they
do what they can to heal it; without being
asked they pitch in and help.
I understand you People become closer
and enjoy each other more if they feel that
the other person accepts and understands
them. Letting other people know in so many
little ways that you understand them is one
of the most powerful ways to strengthen a
relationship.
I love you Of course, these three little
words that you were probably expecting to
see first in this list have to be reserved for
someone very special in our lives. So often
God speaks to us in messages of three words
and, even if our relationship with Him is not
as close as it should be at times, we can still
be reassured that no matter when we turn
to Him, He will always say to us: I forgive
you, I love you, you are precious, you are
Mine and take My hand.
This week use whatever three little words
that are required to restore and deepen
relationships with people in your life.
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HELP US TO HELP YOU!

us why not give the number a ring?

FAST Responders are on duty to give first


aid and support to the people of Camposol
24/7 as they have done for the past 4
years.

We are always looking for new Responders


to help provide this service. No previous
experience is required. Training is provided
by authorised and approved trainers. Being
a Responder or a Supporter allows you to
meet other people who are like-minded.

FAST is only funded by voluntary donations


from the residents and visitors as well as
various businesses on Camposol.
FAST, as an organisation, is the envy of
other urbanisations. This is due to the
dedicated volunteers who give up their
time freely.
It is not only Responders who will be on call
24/7 at the end of a phone to give first aid
and support, but there is also a dedicated
group of Fundraisers who do a really
important job in raising funds to allow this
service to continue.

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FAST also have a help line phone available


634 309 899 to allow members of the
public to make enquiries regarding FAST
events or obtain other information about
FAST. If you might be interested in joining

GOmaD wish to thank the ladies from El


Pareton for starting so early and donating
some presents to be given out in the festive
season. We will of course be appealing for
such items in subsequent months.

Visit the FAST Stalls on Camposol Sector


B on the 2nd and last Friday of each month.
FAST Members look forward to seeing you
there to: answer any questions, sell books
to you 3 for 1, take bookings for events,
outings and coach trips, check your blood
pressure and more.
HAVE YOU SPOTTED ANY STRANGE
NURSES ON CAMPOSOL?
Watch Out! Observe the strange way they
walk! They are certainly worth looking for
and trying to find! They will put a smile on
your face for the rest of the day! Those
dreadful Camposol rumours surely cannot
be true?
If they approach you, do not be afraid or

We appeal this holiday season for toiletries,


sun creams etc that holiday makers cannot
take with them when they return home.
These items are distributed to the families
we help.
We are currently in the process of
compiling a collection for our biannual Fashion Show.
The quality items donated throughout
the year enable us to put on this well
frequented and popular event at Marianos,
Camposol A. This year it will be held on 5th
October. When you sort out your Autumn/
Winter clothing, if you feel that you no
longer wish to keep any such items, please
think of us and donate to this event. This
enables us to raise much needed funds to
help our clients achieve a better lifestyle.
We appeal, as always, for more volunteers
to help us man the two shops we have
in Puerto Mazarrn and Mazarrn Town.
Donations can be left at either of our
shops.
Alternatively our van is at:
Mazarrn Country Club from 11am-1pm on
Mondays.
Camposol Sector A car park from 11.30am1pm on Tuesdays.
Camposol Sector B the second and last
Friday of every month with the Table Top
team.
If you have large items to donate, please

run away! Just kindly drop some money


into their buckets and they will be able to
continue providing this unique to Spain,
service on Camposol, providing emergency
first aid prior to the arrival of an ambulance.
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOU!
www.fastcamposol.com
secretary@fastcamposol.com
Gordon Clive/Paddy Snell
John Snell - Photos

call 634 357 137 to arrange collection


with our van which makes pick-ups on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings
to coincide with our Lidl run. We have an
arrangement with them to pick up any
rejected foodstuffs which our volunteers
take back to our shop to clean and sort
through, discarding any unsuitable items.
The remaining items are given to clients
in Puerto de Mazarrn and Mazarrn area
enabling them to receive free fresh produce
which Lidl would otherwise just dispose
of in the bin. Heartfelt thanks to Lidl and
also to the volunteers who process and
distribute these items. It can sometimes
be quite a dirty job.
Please note
We are no longer publishing any photos of
our clients. This decision has been made
for two reasons:
-To respect their privacy.
-To comply with data protection and child
protection legislation.
Anyone who wishes to see the gratitude
shown to us by the people we help or the
cute kids smiley faces when we give them
presents is more than welcome to attend
one of our Aid Days. Call 677 318 605 for
more information.
Thank you all for your continued support to
our worthwhile cause.

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Feline Leukaemia (FeLV)


When you hear the word Leukaemia,
people automatically think of cancer and
chemotherapy. Feline Leukaemia is not
straight forward and can be complicated to
treat and there is no cure.

Several vaccines are available and these


generally appear to provide a valuable level
of protection against infection. Kittens tend
to be more susceptible to FeLV infection
and as the environment a kitten will end
up in is usually uncertain, there is good
rationale in routinely vaccinating all kittens
against FeLV (ideally with a booster at a
year of age).

FeLV causes disease and death in cats and


was first discovered in 1964. It is easily
spread throughout feral colonies via saliva,
faeces, nasal secretions, milk, mutual
grooming, mating and biting. Pregnant
females carrying the virus often give birth
to kittens which are still-born or the kittens
fade quickly. Young kittens are especially
susceptible to FeLV infection. With age, cats
become increasingly resistant. In fact, feral
cats carrying the virus can live a horrible,
painful life ending in a prolonged death. It is
slightly more common in male cats.

From the start of June our gardening


volunteers have been stood down because
of the high temperatures, but are on call to
cover watering and maintenance through
out our sector.
Our Pothole team have done their best to
complete their schedule on the roads and
walk ways. They managed in this heat, to
replace the broken kerbing and tarmac a
large section on the Avda de Los Covachos
and Calle Ajedreas junction, which is now a
now a safer place to cross the carriageway.
The team have also levelled off a series
of potholes in the D23 area and are now
taking a good long rest with the rest of our
gallant volunteers.
We are fortunate to have another great
team of people out there in this heat thats our bucketeers collecting donations
on Friday mornings and without these
grateful donations we could not even make
a start on projects around our area.
Work also started at the beginning of June
and is now completed on the Avda de Los
Covachos central reservation, from D11 to
the Golf Roundabout Sector C north. This
project was to prune and clear the palm

FeLV can be difficult to treat (depending


on the stage when detected and confirmed)
and is impossible to cure any cat with
confirmed FeLV must be in a home where
they are not in contact with other, noninfected, cats indeed they can live a full
and healthy life with regular blood testing
and continued treatment to help to keep
the virus at bay. Clinical signs are extremely
diverse, but include fever, lethargy, poor
appetite, weight loss, and persistent or
recurrent respiratory, skin and intestinal
problems.
Diagnosis of FeLV Infection
Fortunately, good diagnostic tests are
readily available for FeLV. Simple in clinic
blood tests are used by many vets. These
tests are quick, relatively inexpensive,
and generally very reliable. Often the kits
simultaneously test for FIV, as many of the
clinical signs of FIV infection are similar to
FeLV infection.

Camposol Kitty Kitty test all cats that


are picked up as part of the TNR (Trap,
Neuter, Release) scheme. If you would like
to donate to our cause you can do so as
follows:
PayPal donations can be made to
camposolkittykitty@gmail.com. If you
would like Camposol Kitty Kitty to get
the whole amount, please kindly send your
donation as a gift.
We also have a Teaming Page https://
www.teaming.net/camposolkittykittyckk where donations can be made securely
from 1 a month on an automatic monthly
basis (this works like a Standing Order)

FeLV vaccination has been proven to be


successful.

Information where applicable taken from


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leaves that were over hanging the carriage


way, particularly at the junctions, which
cut down the view for on coming vehicles.
Work has just started on the first of the
seven roundabouts to prune and clear all
the dead leaves and material; the first one
being the newly restored swimming pool
roundabout.

raise much-needed funds for D Sector as


much more needs to be done. Many who
lived outside Sector D and Camposol also
supported this evening and the team that
arranged the evening wish to thank all
those who came along, particularly Oscar
and Antonios family and staff who made
a memorable evening. And yes we will
return next year on June 18th, for more
fun!

June 6th was another D day. Three


coaches collected party goers from around
Camposol and headed off to Caadas del
Romeo Social Centre, for a Spanish night
at the town club.
We
were
treated
to fantastic food,
music and the icing
on the cake was the
Flamenco
dancers.
The
raffle
prizes
were
outstanding
and
raised
more
than
expected.
Thank you team!
The party goers had
a wonderful time
dancing the night
away. A great time
was had by all. This
evening
was
to

Ken DAngelo
Chair D Community Group

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What is FeLV and how is it spread?


Feline Leukaemia Virus is a very deadly
viral infection of cats occurring worldwide,
which presents with various symptoms.

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Our days and nights out now have pick-up


stops at the Country Club and Camposol.
Everyone is welcome and you dont need
to be a member to come to our events.
If you would like to join our 3 night break
in Cordoba, from 6th-9th October, give
us a call. Final payments are due this
month, so now is the time we might have
cancellations.

from steaming hot spring water. If the word


spa has you wondering what to expect, be
assured no mud or funny treatments are
involved or included! This trip includes a
tour of the 19th century spa hotel and its
underground thermal treatment galleries.

Friday 25th September

Club for only 3 per person.


Sunday 13th December
Day Trip to Calasparra
23 (members 20)
We visit Calasparra, the Las Lomas
viewpoint and the Santuario Virgin De La
Esperanza (Our Lady of Hope Sanctuary)
followed by a group lunch in the restaurant
by the sanctuary. Calasparra tourist office
assured us this is the date of the Christmas
artisan market, next to the sanctuary. As
this is Spain, we pray our Lady of Hope
delivers.
By the time youre reading this, we should
have more events listed on our website.
Event posters are on our noticeboards and
our website www.mccsocialclub.com
For tickets call Hazel 968 956 026, Linda
968 956 278, Bill 968 956 185 or email
us at info@mccsocialclub.com

Our Maintenance Team have been joined


by Cath this month, as John 2 has taken
over the role of watering during Kens
Summer absence, ably assisted by Mark
and Graham. The team are starting one
hour earlier because of the increasing heat
& humidity of the past weeks, weeding,
sweeping and spraying the streets on a
rota basis. Donated trees and plants have
all been put in, large amounts of weeds
cleared from the verges, another railway
sleeper bed built and planted and extra
hours worked to trim all the palms along
the dual carriageway.
Thanks to all who give to our buckets.
So many people arriving in Camposol on
holiday notice the marked difference since
their previous visit. Each Euro helps with
landscaping and planting. Thanks also
to those who have kindly offered much
needed drinks to the workers, despite the
fact we may have woken some of them our apologies! Its hard to clean streets
silently! If you have any spare time, please
give the plants near your casa some
water every area is suffering in these
high temperatures. May we also politely
request that dog owners pick up any mess
their pets leave behind? It only takes two
minutes to deposit a bag in the bin and will
keep the area smell and poo-free, thanks.
We unfortunately have to report yet
more thefts!
A cream and white oblong stone planter

containing
summer
bedding
plants
disappeared from C10, Calle Embalse de
Judio, then another was stripped of plants!
Please let us know (in strict confidence)
if one has suddenly appeared in a garden
near you, thanks.
Details of our Autumn Social will be
announced soon. Please support us as

it promises to be another great night!


Also, a reminder about our Christmas
Meal & Dance on 11th December at The
Club House. Further details of both these
events will be found on our chalkboards,
Facebook and our website http://www.
greenfingersgardenandsocialgroup.
com/ or contact John, our Chairman, on
634 325 427.

We will not be in the Cultural Centre during August as some of our volunteers are
taking a well-earned break! We can still be contacted by telephone, see below.
Many thanks to Oscars for their kind donation of 50.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday
19th August

Welcome Dance for Age Concern at Marianos, Camposol


A. 2 acts. Tickets from the Welcome Meeting 1st Saturday of
the month, Marianos or tel 620 105 179

Wednesday
2nd
September

Talking Shop social at Camposol Cultural Centre, 1.30pm

Wednesday
9th
September

Black & White Ball at Bar Puerto de Mazarrn Marina.


Karen Noble & Terry Jay. Includes cava on arrival and buffet
supper.
A chance to wear something smart, black & white!

Advice & Info:


634 310 216
Tickets Camposol: 634 310 215

Lifeline:
Other areas:

8
Entrance
5 Food
(optional)

SORRY
SOLD
OUT

634 325 408


634 336 484

We will be back in the Cultural Centre on Wednesday 2nd September.


Wed/Thu 10am-1pm, Friday 12.30-2pm.

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Day Trip to The Pools at Archena Spa


20 (members 18)
A day out in a beautiful countryside location
where you can relax outdoors on a sun
lounger, have a drink, meal or snack and
use 2 fabulous thermal pools which are fed

Friday 11th December


Christmas Dinner Dance in Costa Hotel
Function Suite, Mazarrn Town
29 (members 27)
Weve booked Obsession Duo for our
Christmas Dinner Dance and organized
a superior celebration menu with better
wines than our previous dinner dances.
As the wine, beer etc. is free flowing
throughout the meal, we have a return
coach from Camposol and the Country

Summer Carnival on Saturday August 1st


The Promenade in Puerto de Mazarrn will
host the 3rd Summer Carvival on August
1st at 9pm.
The route will begin at the height of Casa
Rolandi and end on the esplanade of the
marina. This should be a spectacle of
colour, music and dancing by the sea which
usually attracts thousands of spectators.
Libraries
in
Mazarrn
Summer
Schedule
Libraries Mazarrn and Puerto de Mazarrn
have expanded their opening times this
summer. They are open Monday to Friday
from 9am-2pm and from 4.30-8.30pm.

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Gomez Jordana Mazarrn Library is


located on the second floor of the Cultural
Centre located at 17 Calle Entierro de
la Sardina. It has a collection of more
than 16,000 books and has about two
thousand readers. Among their services
is a reading/consultation room, Internet,
home loan information, a local section,
use of computers, childrens library,
interlibrary loan, document reproduction
and
online
and
wireless
services.

The Library in Puerto de Mazarrn is at 1


Avenida Costa Clida, alongside the Medical
Centre and next to the Market Square

Centre. It has more than 6,000 titles and


around a thousand readers. It also has a
reading/consultation room, Internet, home
loan information, document reproduction,
online services, childrens library, local
section and Wifi.

Bartholomew Caparrs Martinez, Diego


Garcia Garcia, Juan Garcia Lopez, Cristobal
Vera Cano and Bartolom Garca Muoz.

The District Of Leiva Celebrated Its


Patron Saint
An exhibition by Miguel Morales Mateo
of local landscapes, ethnography and
local history enriched the celebrations
in honour of the Virgen del Carmen.
After opening the festivities, he gave
a speech that delighted the audience
after mentioning his roots in Leiva.
Mayor of Mazarrn, Alicia Jimenez,
presided over the ceremony accompanied
by the head of the village Juan Soler
and Patricio Sanchez, Pedro Martinez,
Domingo Hernandez and Maria Angeles
Roman, councilors of Celebration, Culture,
and Employment Services and Trade
respectively.
Following tradition the election of the
queens of the fiesta took place. Salvadora
Serrano was elected Juvenile Queen,
Sandra Contreras was Child Queen and
Concha Vivancos Queen of the Third Age.
Pedro Mendez was appointed Mr Leiva
2015.

Cinco Hermanos II had the honour of


carrying the image of the saint during
the traditional route through the waters
of the Bay of Mazarrn. Dozens of boats
crowded with locals and tourists joined in,
recognising local deceased fishermen.
The image of Virgen de las Penas was
preceded by the Band of Drums with two
mandatory stops; one on the promenade
in front of the Fishermens Association and
another in waters of the Puerto Beach.
The Organisation Corte Solidario
Hundreds of people gathered at La Plaza
Toneleros in Mazarrn to collaborate
with the local board of the Spanish
Association Against Cancer (AECC) and
dozens of hairdressers joined the Corte
Solidario initiative. For 5, they could
have their hair cut and the money was
donated to help patients with cancer.
They managed to collect 1405 and
40 locks of hair which will go to make
wigs for people suffering from cancer.

Holy Mass was celebrated by the pastor of


the Churches San Andrs and San Antonio
de Mazarrn, Julio Romero.
Hundreds Of People Accompanying
The Fishermen In Their Tribute To The
Virgin Of Carmen
The ship Cinco Hermanos II bears
the image of the patron in the
traditional
maritime
procession
of
the waters of the Bay of Mazarrn
The well-known Estrella de los Mares,
the Virgen del Carmen on Thursday
received a reception of fervor and devotion
by hundreds of people who wanted to
accompany the fishermen of Mazarrn in
the celebrations of the day of its patron
saint. The pastor of the Church of San
Jos, Justo Jose Sanchez celebrated the
traditional Mass dedicated to the worship
of the image, whose throne presides
over the altar installed in La Lonja de
Pescado in the presence of the main
civil and military authorities of the town.

Present in this act of solidarity was the


Mayor of Mazarrn, Alicia Jimenez, who
congratulated the local board of the AECC
for the work and dedication that AECC and
she also highlighted the collaboration of
hairdressers who participated in the project.
There will be benefit music concerts during
August which will be entitled La Fiesta
De La Alegra (see local press for upto-date information) and Las Semanas
Por La Vida, which will be a series of
conferences on oncology, eating during
illness and positive thinking which will be
in Mazarrn during October.

After the church ceremony, the Mayor of


Mazarrn, Alicia Jimenez, recognized, with
a commemorative plaque, the five local
experienced sailors: Lorenzo Garcia Gaitan,

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A very big thanks to all prize and money


donators, all our helpers, Gill, Sarah, Julie,
Chris, Pat, Kath, Bernie etc, Tels and Cats
Bar and last but not least to all our patrons
without whom we couldnt have raised so

The Container Dogs Progress By ACTIN


Association
The situation for the dogs in the shipping
container has been a harrowing one, for the
dogs, witnesses and all those involved in the
case. The work has been non-stop, every day.
This public statement is for those that have
been concerned, but there will be more indepth information on http://www.actinspain.com/members-area/
The owners have kept their dogs in the
container for 5 years and we are trying to
find out about previous dogs. ACTIN was
only informed of this 2 months ago. Previous
denuncias and complaints, since 2010,
have had no effect. Right now there are 4
dogs and 1 puppy inside, but we can report
some positive changes. The dogs have food
and water - this has improved. The owners
have coated the inside of the container with
a material to regulate temperature, but the
heat inside is the same as outside and we are
not satisfied with this, BUT it is 20 degrees
less than it would have been. The flooring has
been improved for easier cleaning; vents have
been cut to let in more light and air and the
dogs have been microchipped and vaccinated
against rabies. All this has happened as a

much money for a very deserving charity.


Thanks again
Carol and Alan Shipley
Dear Editor
The Camposol Medieval Fiesta Committee
are seeking volunteers to assist with facilities
management duties eg car parking, security,
set up, take down, putting up signs, crowd
control and general marshalling duties.
If you can spare some time during the
weekend of 28th, 29th & 30th August to assist
in these areas, please contact Phil Gelling at
Chairman@cracamposol.com.
Sue Tinkler

result of the denuncias and court action by


ACTIN, who commissioned De Animals
lawyer to present the case, enabled by
donations from the supporters. Something
is finally being done.
Now we continue with an appeal.

One of the aspects of this case that has come


to light is that the authorities responsible
for animal welfare, abuse and cruelty, (even
many vets and those that care for animals),
have no awareness of the laws in place and

Dear Editor
I just wanted to write to say thank you to
Eileen at Viages Dragontours at Camposol
for looking after us all so well on the trip I
joined to Tabarca Island in June. It was very
well organized and we received some great
information on the history of the island and
other general information such as plankton in
the sea surrounding the island. It was very
good value and I would recommend this trip.
Its a picturesque, peaceful traffic-free haven
with beautiful clear sea water and numerous
restaurants.
Mrs L Mountford

do not understand the processes. This is a


problem all over Spain and results in people
being afraid to complain. Here in Murcia
it has started to improve, but in Valencia
where this case is, there is much ignorance
about the laws, the process and how to do
it. Since this case has started many people
involved in animal welfare have asked for
more information about the laws and how
to use the system to fight cruelty neglect
and abuse. Consequently ACTIN will be
organising a project along with De Animals
lawyer to set up an education programme for
the authorities. We will need help and funds
to make this happen, but this is another step
in the right direction.
The owners of the dogs have some kind
of well-meaning towards the animals, as
the cost for the changes carried out would
have been great. It is better that they take
responsibility, than yet another struggling
Association having to take the brunt. This is a
modicum of progress. However, we are by no
means finished. A shipping container is still
not a suitable environment for dogs, or any
animal.
(Photo taken by unnamed witness)

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Dear Editor
On the 30th June we held our yearly Help
For Heroes charity event between Tels Bar
and Cats Bar with entertainment by Mr Party
Party Bernie Mac (services given free) and
Darren Jones. A raffle with first prize of a
32inch flat screen TV and numerous other
prizes took place, as well as a tombola, and
BBQ. The event was very well attended once
again and we managed to raise 2220 which
has been sent to Help For Heroes.

Be sure you know why you are coming to


Spain to garden by Dick Handscombe who
has enjoyed living in Spain for over 25 years.
Introduction
Over the past twenty five years we have
experienced wave after wave of individuals,
families and retired couples coming to Spain
and buying properties, with many of them
looking forward to having a sun-lit garden on
most days of the year. Luckily many never
regret the investment, but unfortunately too
many do and smaller but significant waves
after waves return from the sun to cloudy
Britain and gardens seen through windows
splattered by rain rather than living in them.
The reasons are often that the move was not
thought out in sufficient detail and properties
purchased did not match basic needs,
especially in terms of speedily establishing
beautiful and productive gardens. There
have always been some wonderful properties
in Spain to match every size of purse from
10,000 to two million pounds or more and
today bargains await suitable investors
in most regions, but a bargain in purely
economic terms may be a nightmare in
reality. Think things through starting with the
following thirty questions:
Recognise important realities!
1. Could we cope with the hot days of
summer and the cold days of winter?
We have experienced plus 47C
down to minus 15C; luckily only for
a couple of days, but our house was
designed to cope with both. Would
we want to live elsewhere during the
periods of January to February and
July and August?
2. Do we have sufficient cash to live
without working and invest in the
landscaping of a garden?

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3. Do we have sufficient interests to


keep us occupied in a more leisurely
environment beyond gardening every
day?
4. Summer holiday and over-wintering
resorts adverts often promote the fast
living of resorts such as Benidorm and
Marbella. Could you cope with that for
more than a month?
5.

Are you sufficiently adventurous to


move to a largely unpopulated inland
village as the only British family? Yes
it can still happen.

6. Are you willing to speak Spanish


each day, or must you be in a largely
English speaking community?

to buy and cook like the Spaniards,


even growing local fruit and vegetable
yourself, or would a local British
store be essential? If the latter, there
are areas with many of the latter
compared to twenty five years ago
when there were none.
8. Will you need to be half an hour from
an airport, or would we prefer the
wilderness two or three hours away?
9. Do we plan a quiet life in Spain, or do
we plan to become a private holiday
resort for a large family and network
of friends?
10. Are our short and long term financial
situations best met by a
personal
or corporate ownership?
Be honest with your ambitions!
Why are you really going to take the plunge?
1. To live and work in a new environment?
2. To retire from day one?
3. To work for five to ten years and then
retire?
4. To retire, but return to the UK or
elsewhere during the hottest and
coldest months?
5. For the golfing or sailing opportunities?
6. For the walking, skiing or mountain
biking opportunities?
7. For the gardening and outdoor living
opportunities?
8. To let during the winter or summer
months and only be in Spain for the
delightful Spring and Autumn months?
9. To use Spain as a tax efficient base for
international jet setting?
10. To only let except for a short inspection
visit each year?
11. To just buy a bargain to hold for an
opportune profitable resale?
What type of property would best match
our needs?
1. A timeshare
house?

apartment

or

town

2. An apartment by the sea or on a golf


resort?
3. A terraced town house or old village
house?

4. A stand alone villa, or one in the


centre of a large urbanisation?
5. A ruin of a farm house for conversion?
6. An active farm or hunting estate?
7. A yacht in a marina?
8. An isolated mobile home?
9. A mobile home in a mobile home park
or camp site?
10. A city centre apartment?
There is not just one way to make a
successful move to Spain, so think broadly
and objectively about the possibilities before
you even start to make a purchase?
The move has to be right first time, so do
research before buying a flight and make a
number of inspection visits to start your local
search? If you come across an area that you
really like, but dont at first find the property
of your dreams, spend a holiday in the area or
even rent for a number of months. Preferably
visit the area in and out of season and in the
spring and winter as well as summer. Dont
rush unless by chance you find just what you
want on the second day in Spain, but if that
happens do still check it out in detail.
In a follow on article we will consider some of
the things to check.
(C) Dick Handscombe
www.gardenspain.com 2015
Author
with
wife Clodagh
of
Spains
best
selling series of
English language
gardening books,
namely Your
G a r d e n
in
Spain,
Apartment
Gardening
Mediterranean Style,
Growing
H e a l t h y
Fruit
in
S p a i n ,
Growing
Healthy Vegetables in Spain, How to
Use Less Water in Your Garden, and Living Well From Your Garden Mediterranean Style. All can be obtained via Amazon
Books.

7. Do you love Spanish food sufficiently

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The Salon has been open for 11 years


and is a unisex hair and beauty salon, with 2
beauty rooms and 2 nail bars, always offering
a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

neck massage and moisturizing - all for 20.


Michelle
also
offers
diamond
tip
microdermabrasion
and
bio-current
and
galvanic
non-surgical
face
lifts
along
with
many
more
treatments.

At The Salon we are ready to treat you from


the top of your head to the tips of your toes,
offering all aspects of hair and beauty, with
very competitive prices!!!

The
Salon
team
today
are:
Melissa - owner/manageress - qualified in
unisex hair, beauty, nails & teeth whitening.
Tanya stylist - qualified in unisex hair and
has been a part of the team for 10 years
Ella - stylist, nail technician & teeth
whitening technician - qualified in unisex
hair, nails & teeth whitening and has
been a part of the team for 7 years. Ella
started at The Salon as a Saturday girl.

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Maricarmen - stylist, nail technician


- qualified in unisex hair & nails and
has been part of the team for 4 years.
The Salon would like to welcome Michelle
Ludecke to their team. Michelle is a qualified
NVQ level 2 & 3 beautician.
New to The Salon, Michelle is offering luxury
facials using luxury products. The treatment
includes
cleansing,
toning,
exfoliating,
facemask using facial blend oils with face and

Michelle beautician and nail technician


- qualified in all beauty and nails and is
the newest member of The Salon team.

Hi Shirley Tape here! As you may know, (if


you have read Julys Chronicle) Bob and
Fran have moved back to the UK and in a
moment of weakness I volunteered to take
over. Welcome wishes them both all the
best for the future and many thanks for all
the support and help they have given the
group over the years.

was held on the covered terrace. Photos


were taken outside and these can be
viewed on the Welcome website. We then
had an enjoyable 6 course meal which
included wine, beer and water. I dont
know how people managed it (I couldnt),
but they got up and danced to the music
of the ever popular Rob Sweeney and
before we knew it the coaches arrived to
take everyone home. The staff couldnt do
enough for us and helped make it a very
enjoyable evening. (Keep June 22nd 2016
clear in your diary for next years event).

On 17th June another successful Ladies,


Day was held at The Club House. It was
a lovely sunny day. Thanks go to Legs &
Co for supplying the clothes which were
modelled with aplomb by 8 volunteers:
Chris Stoneman, Hilary Hewitt, Pam
Bartlett, Brenda Boyd, Ann Walmsley, Carol
Harvey, Carol DAngelo and Jean Rule. Pat
Hankinson was on the microphone. The
show was followed by the free raffle and
bingo. We then had time to browse the
clothes and the numerous stalls before
a buffet was served which was enjoyed
by everyone. Woody then finished the
afternoon and everyone was up dancing.
I did hear a rumour that there were 2 or
3 ladies wandering home quite late in the
evening!

The Summer Ball was held on 24th June at


Hotel La Cumbre in Mazarrn. The room and
tables looked gorgeous, as did everyone
who went. The terraces have lovely views
over the sea and the champagne reception

Wendy- trainee hair & beauty technician


- Wendy is training and qualifying in hair &
beauty and has been with us for 4 months.

The Salon regularly have great offers


on treatments.
For more information
find us on Facebook under Melissa
Hutchinson or The-Salon Camposol
The Salon can be found on Camposol Sector
C2, Calle Pozo Alcon.
Telephone 691 916 717 for information and
appointments.

Ladies Charity Evening on 6th October


at Marianos, Camposol A. Tickets 3 with
a Fashion Show organised by GOmaD,
MABS and Age Concern. The evening will
finish with dancing to Woody. There will
also be stalls selling various goods. Tickets
at 8 will also be on sale for our October
21st Dance when we are pleased to have
Diverse and the lovely Lucinda to sing for
us.
Rosemary is taking names for Christmas in
Benidorm - 4 nights/5 days staying at
The Helios Hotel, full board including Gala
Christmas Lunch. Tickets 250. Second
coach now filling up.
There are 4 rooms left on our 2016 St
Valentines Weekend in Benalmadena,
staying at the Mac Puerto Marina hotel half
board with wine and water - 3 nights/4
days including days out. Tickets 170.

Fun Petanca was held on a very hot 8th


July and surprisingly 22 people turned up
including some new faces. The next games
are on 5th August at 2pm. For further
information ring Les on 968 131 880.

The 2016 Cruise with Norwegian Epic is to


Madeira, Canary Isles etc. departing March
5th. Cabins available from 1020 inc. hotel
in Valencia, cruise, drinks package, ins.etc.
For more details on any planned events
please contact Rosemary on 620 105 179
or email
welcomegroupspain@hotmail.com

Tickets at 8 for our August 19th Outside


Dance in aid of Age Concern are on
sale with Terry J and the lovely Christine
entertaining us and tickets at 10 for our
October 1st Dance featuring an act we
havent seen before, Andy McBride and Co
- a five piece live band who perform Rod
Stewart and The Faces etc.
The next Welcome Meeting is on August
1st when we will be selling tickets for our

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RED Entertainment
GREEN Charity & non-profit making events
ORANGE Special menus
BLACK Fiestas & important events
PURPLE Market, exhibitions, leisure & meetings
Please refer to the relevant advert or editorial for more details of events
Every Day

Full English Breakfast @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A from 3 (from 10am)
Breakfasts @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A from 3.50 (from 9-12pm)
Breakfasts @ Lizs Caf, Camposol B (from 9am)
Happy Hour @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A (5-7pm)
Menu del Noche @ Caf Buenavista, Pto de Mazarrn from 7 inc a drink (Tues-Sun)
3 Course Earlybird Menu @ Elliots, Bolnuevo 9.50 5-7pm
Earlybird Menu @ Spice Villa, CamposolA 12.50 inc btl wine for 2 (6-8pm)

Every Mon

Mazarrn Bay Bridge Club @ Hotel Playa Grande, Pto de Mazarrn 9.30am
Camposol D Sector Community Group Working Party @ Camposol D
Legs, Bums & Tums10am/Zumba 11am @ CDA Fitness Studio,Camposol B 1
Aqua Aerobics with CDA Fitness, Camposol D 11.30am
Dancercize with Zizi @ The Arches, Los Alczares 12pm
Masquerade Musical Theatre Meeting @Cultural Centre, Camposol B 4.30pm
Yogalates 5.30pm/Kettlebells 6.30pm @ CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B
Pilates @ El Faro, Pto de Mazarrn 8pm
Forget me Not Respite Care @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 10.30am-1.30pm
GOmaD collections @ Mazarrn Country Club (opp Community Centre) 11am-1pm
Andreas Animal Rescue Collection @ Car Park, Camposol B 11.30am-1.30pm
HELP MMM Bingo @La Zona Bar, Los Alczares 1/game 2pm
MABS MMM Fun Quiz @ La Rosa Bar, San Cayetano 9pm
Camposol B Clean Working Party Commercial Centre, Camposol B 8.30-10.30am
Thai Chi Fit 9am/Circuits 10am/Pilates 11am @ CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B
Spanish Lessons @ Caf Buenavista, Pto de Mazarrn 9am-2pm
Art Exhibition @ El Cigarralejo, Mula 9am-2pm
Computer Clinic @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 1-3pm
Spanish Cookery Lesson/Lunch/Wine/Beer @ Caadas del Romero
Social Centre 7 1pm
Beginner Spanish Lessons @ Oscars, Camposol B 2 4-5pm & 5-6pm
Aqua Aerobics with CDA Fitness, Camposol D
Guitar Group @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 4-7pm
Zumba @ The Arches, Los Alczares, 4.30pm
Boxercise 5.15pm/Spinning Endurance Training 6.30pm@
CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B
Football Training (ages 4-17) @ El Pareton 6-7pm
English/Spanish Conversation Group @ Neighbourhood Association Bar,
Isla Plana 6pm
Learn to Ballroom Dance with Jacqui @ The Arches, Los Alczares 7pm
Yoga @ El Faro, Pto de Mazarrn 8pm
Friends & Buddies Meeting @ The Club House, Camposol C 8pm

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Every Tue

Menu de Noche @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A


Karaoke with Lynden B @ The Arches, Los Alczares

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Cavalli Pony Club @ Meta Riding Centre 9am-1pm 35 (9am-4pm 45)


MAMAS Collection/Book Stall @Camposol B Car Park 10am-12pm
GOmaD Collections @ CamposolA 11.30am-1pm
Every Wed

Mar Menor Golf Society Competition


Yoga Fitness @ CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B 9am
Art Exhibition @ El Cigarralejo, Mula 9am-2pm
C Gardening Group Clean Up @ Camposol C (near Sensol Golf Office) 9am
Camposol Bridge Club, Duplicate Bridge @ Trevi Bar, Camposol B 9.30am
Dancercize with Zizi @ The Arches, Los Alczares 11am
SAMM International One Metre Club @ CAR, Los Alcazares 11am
Aqua Aerobics with CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol D 11.30am & 12.30pm
Line Dancing with Lyn @ The Arches, Los Alczares 3pm
Yoga 3.30-5pm/Chi Kung 5-6pm @ Caf Buenavista, Pto de Mazarrn 3.30-5pm
History Group @ Oscars, Camposol B 1 4pm
Body Pump 5pm/Suspension Training @ CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B 6pm
Mazarrn AA Group @ Meeting Room adjacent to Caada de Gallego Church 5.30pm
Pilates @ El Faro, Pto de Mazarrn 8pm
Spanlish Degustacion lunch with Wine/Beer @ Caadas del Romero
Social Centre 10
Tapas & Wine Night (2 tapas & large glass wine) @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 5
Steak Night @ La Vida, El Pareton from 10.95
MABS MMM Art Workshop @ Caf Golf, San Javier, 2 10am-12pm
PALS for booking events etc @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn 1-3pm
HAH Book & DVD Club @ La Zona Bar, Los Narejos 2.30-4.30pm
Age Concern for tickets etc @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 10am-1pm

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Every Thu

Camposol Market @ Camposol A


Step n Tone 9am/Kettlebells 10am @ CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B
Art Exhibition @ El Cigarralejo, Mula 9am-2pm
Shabby Chic Furniture/Chalk Paint/Upcycling/Handpainting @
Caf Buenavista, Pto de Mazarron 10.30am
Weight In & Shape Up @ CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B 11am
Spanish Cookery Lesson/Lunch/Wine/Beer @ Caadasd el Romero
Social Centre 7 1pm
Mazarrn Ladies Circle @ Hotel Playa Grande, Pto de Mazarrn 1.30pm
Painting Lessons @ Caf Buenavista, Pto de Mazarrn 2-4pm
Practical Spanish Lessons @ Oscars, Camposol B 2 4pm
Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC Meeting @ The Club House, Camposol C 4pm
Zumba 5pm/Circuits 6.30pm @ CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B 5pm
Fun Quiz @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A 6pm
(Curry/Rice/Naan/Poppadom opt 3)
Zumba @ El Faro, Pto de Mazarrn 8pm
Cavalli Pony Club @ Meta Riding Centre 9am-1pm 35 (9am-4pm 45)
Age Concern for tickets etc @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 10am-1pm
JJs Puppy Rescue Table Top Sale @ Lower Car Park, Camposol A 11am-1pm
Andreas Animal Rescue Collection @ Mazarrn Country Club 11.30am-1pm
HAH Book/Card Stall @ La Zona Bar, Los Narejos 2-4pm

Every Fri

Legs, Bums n Tums 9am/ Pilates 10am/ Bokwa 11am @


CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B
Art Exhibition @ El Cigarralejo, Mula 9am-2pm
Mazarrn Bay Bridge Club @ Hotel Playa Grande, Pto de Mazarrn 9.30am
Camposol Bridge Club/Duplicate Bridge @ Trevi Bar, Camposol B 9.30am
Walk with Dramblers Walking Group
Friday Art Group @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 9.45am-12.30pm

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Book Stall/Camposol A Gardening @ Car Park Camposol A 10.30am-12.30pm


SAMM International One Metre Club @ CAR, Los Alcazares 2pm
Yoga 3.30-5pm/Meditation and Pranayama 5-6.30pm @ Caf Buenavista,
Pto de Mazarrn
10 Pin Bowling/Camposol C Greenfingers Garden Group @ Totana 4pm
Spinning @CDA Fitness Studio, Camposol B 5pm
English/Spanish/French/German Language Exchange @ Caf Buenavista,
Pto de Mazarrn 6-8pm
Spanglish Degustacion Lunch with wine/beer @ Caadas del Romero
Social Centre 10
Fish & Chips/Quiz @ La Vida, El Pareton from 5.50 (food from 12.30pm,
quiz from 9pm)
Fish & Chips @ Maries Bokao, Condado de Alhama 5.50 6-11pm
Fish & Chips @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A 6.50 (2-7pm)
Mixed Grill Night @ Tropic Anas, CamposolA 10
Fish & Chips @ Viggos, Pto de Mazarrn
DJ/Dancing @ El Faro, Pto de Mazarrn 11.30pm
MABS Mazarrn booking events etc outside Compusurf, Camposol B 11am
GOmaD Donations @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B/Costa Clida Radio 12.30-2pm
Age Concern booking events etc @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 12.30-2pm
Every Sat

Art Exhibition @ El Cigarralejo, Mula 9.30am-2pm


Vegetarian Cookery Workshop @ Caf Buenavista, Pto de Mazarrn 11am-1.30pm
Tourism Activity Park Coto de las Maravillas Open, Cehegn
Harlequin Rock Choir Meeting @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 1.30pm
Guided Tour of Moratalla 2 11.30am
Steak Night @ La Vida, El Pareton from 10.95
DJ/Dancing @ El Faro, Pto de Mazarrn 11.30pm
Cavalli Pony Club @ Meta Riding Centre 9am-1pm 35 (or 9am-4pm 45)
MABS MMM Book Sale @ The Arches, Los Alczares 10am-1pm
HELP MMM Sale of up-market clothes @ The Arches, Los Alczares 10am-1pm
PALS for booking events @ Trevi Bar, Camposol B 11am-1.30pm

Every Sun

Car Boot Sale @ Venta Romero, Cuevas de Reyllo. 9am-2pm


Tourism Activity Park Coto de las Maravillas Open, Cehegn
Art Exhibition @ El Cigarralejo, Mula 10.30am-1.30pm

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Sunday Lunch @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A from 6 inc a drink


Sunday Roast @ Lizs Caf, Camposol B from 6.50
3 Course Sunday Lunch @ Elliots, Bolnuevo 10
Spanglish Degustacion Lunch with Wine/Beer @ Caadas del Romero
Social Centre 10
Meat Carvery/Vegetable Buffet @ La Mariposa, Gebas from 10.50
Sunday Roast inc cold meats & salad @ La Vida, El Pareton 12.30-3.30pm
BBQ/Live Entertainment @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A 5 from 4pm
Live Entertainment @ Blues House, Bolnuevo from 6pm
HELP MMM Car Boot @ Autocine, Los Narejos 8.30am-12.30pm
Open Day @ Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, Rojales 1-4pm

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AUGUST
Saturday 1

ADAPT Meeting @ El Pensionista, Lo Pagan 10.30am


Theatre Animation Potted @ Gran Via, Cehegn 12pm
Welcome Meeting @ Marianos, CamposolA 2pm
French Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A
Micky Lewis (Comedian) @ Oscars, Camposol B
Pitu @ La Mariposa, Gebas
Samantha Curtis @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Carnival Procession @ Pto de Mazarron. Finishes at Explanada de Puerto Deportivo
Los Segretos @ Cine Rosales, Calasparra 11pm
Rock & Roll Concert Gran Via, Cehegn 11pm

Monday 3

Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35


inc bike/guide/safety equip
Anti-Wrinkle Cosmetic Treatments with Dr Benson @ Janes Salon,
Bolnuevo (appt only)
Laser Hair Removal with Fran @ Janes Salon, Bolnuevo (appt only)
The Everlys @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Highway 65 @ Oscars, Camposol B

Tuesday 4

Semana de la Juventud, Blanca


Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35
inc bike/guide/safety equip
Ladies Harmony Group, Cehegin (venues vary)
Stamp Collectors Meeting @ Biblioteca, Pto de Mazarrn 6pm
Karaoke @ The Arches, Los Alcazares

Wednesday 5 Welcome Petanca @ Marianos, Camposol A 2pm


Steve Clarke @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Live Entertainmeent @ Oscars, Camposol B
Thursday 6

Kayaking Tour @ La Mariposa, Gebas from 51


Marengo Jazz Quartet @ El Faro, Pto de Mazarrn 11.30pm

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Friday

Welcome House Fun Evening/Quiz/ Pizza @ Campillio y Suertes, Cehegn 3 7pm


St Nicholas Ecumenical Church BBQ @ Caadas del Romero Social Centre 8
The Geckos @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A
Rod Stewart Tribute @ La Mariposa, Gebas
Lynden B @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Bon Jovi Tribute @ Oscars, Camposol B
MABS Murcia NW Outdoor Market Stall @ Calle Segura, Calasparra 9am-1pm

Saturday 8

Screening of Life of Brian, Monty Phython @ Paseo de la


Conception Cinema, Cehegn 10.30pm
Paella Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A
Monsters of Rock @ La Mariposa, Gebas
Rod Stewart Tribute @ Oscars, Camposol B

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Snowblind @ The Arches, Los Alcazares


Sunday 9

Artisan Market @ Mula


Ceferina se quiere casar Theatre @ Plaza de Toros, Cehegn 10.30pm
Karaoke with Byron @ Oscars, Camposol B

Monday 10

Nioxon Hair Loss Clinic @ Janes Salon, Bolnuevo


Retro @ Oscars, Camposol B
Soul Power @ The Arches, Los Alcazares

Tuesday 11

Karaoke @ The Arches, Los Alcazares

Wednesday 12 Trip to Mojacar with Viages Dragontours 18 (15 children)


General Meeting of SAMM @ CAR Infanta Cristina, Los Narejos 11am
ESAMD Evening Meal @ Pekin 5, Pto de Mazarrn 7.30pm
Andy Jones @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Los Duques @ Oscars, Camposol B
MABS Murcia NW Volunteers Meeting @5pm
Thursday 13

River Rafting on Segura River/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas


65 inc transport/guide/safety equip

Friday 14

Monsters of Rock @ Oscars, Camposol B


Samantha Curtis @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Fiesta feat concerts, live music & fair @ El Chaparrel District, Cehegin (until 16th)
Fiesta feat concerts, live music & fair @ Canara Sant John the Baptist District,
Cehegin (until 19th)
GOmAD Table Top Sale @ Camposol B Commercial Centre 10am2pm
FAST Book Stall @ Camposol B Commercial Centre 10.30am-12pm
Mazarrn Bahia Leo Club @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 7-9pm (12-18 year olds)

Saturday 15

Feria y Fiestas del Vino, Jumilla


Asuncin de la Virgen, guilas & Mazarrn
Fiestas de Agosto, Blanca
ArtisanMarket @ Paseo de las Comunidades Autnomos ,Pto de Mazarrn 10-2pm
Fish Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A (steak available)

Sunday 16

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Cherry K @ The Arches, Los Alcazares


Cotton Blues @ Oscars, Camposol B
San Roque, Ceut & Villanueva del Segura
San Roque, Sodales y Romanos, Fortuna
Artisan Market @ Caravaca
Artisan Market @ Sanctuary de la Esperanza, Calasparra 10am-6pm
Rutadel Ferrocarril (Railway Route) with Aguilas Tourist Information Centre
Karaoke with Byron @ Oscars, Camposol B
Monday 17

Kayaking Tour @ La Mariposa, Gebas from 51


Live Entertainmeent @ Oscars, Camposol B

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Terry Jay @ The Arches, Los Alcazares


Tuesday 18

Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35


inc bike/guide/safety equip
Karaoke @ The Arches, Los Alcazares

Wednesday 19 Welcome Dance/Terry J @ Marianos, CamposolA 8 (chicken/chips opt 5)


7.45pm. Proceeds to Age Concern
Gemma @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Live Entertainmeent @ Oscars, Camposol B
MABS Murcia NW Disco Fever/DJ Tony @ La Daya Salon, Calasparra
17 inc food (discounts for under 14s) 8pm
Thursday 20

Psychic Evening/Summer Buffet @ La Vida, El Pareton 9.50 5pm


Marado @ El Faro, Pto de Mazarrn 11.30pm

Friday 21

Art Exhibition @ Open Theatre, Calasparra


Sweet (50s Band) @ Oscars, Camposol B
Lynden B @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
MABS Mazarrn Book Sale @ Camposol B Commercial Centre 9am-1pm
MABS Murcia NW Outdoor Market Stall @ Calle Segura, Calasparra 9am-1pm

Saturday 22

La Vuelta Espaa (until 13 Sept)


Travel back in time in to Cehegns Old Town with Alhory Theatre Company
Screening of Jurassic Park @ Paseo de la Conception Cinema, Cehegn 10.30pm
Chilli/Taco & Fajita Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A
Barrington @ La Mariposa, Gebas
Vinny Mack @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Live Entertainmeent @ Oscars, Camposol B

Sunday 23

World Water Week Starts


Elvis Tribute @ Oscars, Camposol B
International Folklore @ Plaza del Castillo, Cehegn

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Monday 24

San Bartolom, Beniel, Cieza, Librilla, Ulea


San Bartolom - El Sabinar, Moratalla
Kayaking Tour @ La Mariposa, Gebas from 51
Sandy Fitz @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Karaoke with Byron @ Oscars, Camposol B

Tuesday 25

River Rafting on Segura River/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas


65 inc transport/guide/safety equip
Karaoke @ The Arches, Los Alcazares

Wednesday 26 Rod Stewart Tribute @ Oscars, Camposol B


JJ Soulman @ The Arches, Los Alcazares

Thursday 27

Trip to Mojacar with Viages Dragontours 18 (15 children)


Straight Down the Middle Golf Society Game @ La Serena Golf 9am
Fuente Old Guards Golf Society Game @ Aguilon

Friday 28

San Agustn, Fuente lamo


Fiestas Patronales, Las Torres de Cotillas
Medieval Fiesta& Market/Live Entertainment @ Camposol B 6-10pm
Magnetic Surf @ La Mariposa, Gebas
Backyard Session @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Troopers Band @ Oscars, Camposol B

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GOmAD Table Top Sale @Camposol B Commercial Centre 10am2pm


FAST Book Stall @ Camposol B Commercial Centre 10.30-12pm
Age Concern Table Top Sale @ Camposol B Commercial Centre
Mazarrn Bahia Leo Club @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 7-9pm (12-18 year olds).
Saturday 29

Medieval Fiesta @ Camposol C 10am-4pm


Medieval Fiesta & Market/Live Entertainment @ Camposol B 6-10pm
NEST Get Together @ El Berro Fiesta. 7pm at Restaurant next to Camping Sierra Espua
Surf & Turf Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A
Live Entertainment @ Oscars, Camposol B
Angie M @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Festival of Antique Music @ Open Theatre, Calasparra 8.30pm

Sunday 30

Artisan Market @ Plaza del Castillo, Cehegin 10am


Medieval Fiesta@ Camposol C 10am-4pm
Medieval Fiesta & Market/Live Entertainment @ Camposol B 6-10pm
Live Entertainment @ Oscars, Camposol B

Monday 31

Bank Holiday Bonkers 4 Menu Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A


Suzy G @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Live Entertainmeent @ Oscars, Camposol B

SEPTEMBER
Tuesday 1

Fiesta del Polvorn, Archena


Kayaking Tour @ La Mariposa, Gebas from 51
Stamp Collectors Meeting @ Biblioteca, Pto de Mazarrn 6pm
Karaoke @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
HAH Volunteers Meeting @Las Claras, Los Narejos 10.30am

Wednesday 2 Trip to Benidorm Market with Viajes Dragontours 19 (16 children)


Welcome Annual Members Petanca Competition @Marianos, CamposolA
7 inc chicken/chips/prizes 2pm
Dee @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Jokers @ Oscars, Camposol B

Thursday 3

Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35


inc bike/guide/safety equip
Ladies Chatterbox Book Club @ The Cultural Centre, Camposol B 2pm

Friday 4

The Geckos @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A


Rod Stewart Tribute @ La Mariposa, Gebas
Lynden B @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Live Entertainmeent @ Oscars, Camposol B

Saturday 5

ADAPT Meeting @ Pensionista de Hogar, San Pedro 10.30am


Welcome Meeting @Marianos, Camposol A 2pm

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Age Concern Talking Shop Social @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 1.30-3.30pm

Anas Special Menu Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A


Beatles Tribute @ Oscars, Camposol B
Cherry K @ TheArches, Los Alcazares
Sunday 6

Romera del Nio de las Uvas, Jumilla


Artisan Market @ Bullas
Live Entertainmeent @ Oscars, Camposol B

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July has been one of the hottest months


on record in a very long time. This month
I will give some suggestions to avoid the
continuous heat in August, or for those of
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something to look forward to in the Autumn.

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unforgettable experience. Of course Asturias


is home to the Picos de Europa, rugged
mountains hiding cold sparkling lakes and
rushing streams the descent of the whitewater Sella River is a famous yearly event.

primeval forests (a UNESCO heritage site),


stand on the highest cliff in Europe or enjoy a
catamaran sail along the south coast. In the
Azores, nature is everything to be enjoyed by
hiking, 4x4 routes, or a whale-watching tour.
Direct flights are available in the summer from
Madrid, or fly via Lisbon in the winter, perhaps
enjoying a stop-over in this wonderful city on
the way.

For those of you who prefer an organized


holiday, Dragontours can book a coach
trip to green Spain, leaving from Alhama or
Totana, or meet the coach in Madrid. There
are English speaking guides, but you will also
meet many Spaniards who prefer to travel
in August. Later in the year, the tours to the
North of Spain are tailored for the over 55s
and include full-board, wine and water with
meals, plus entertainment and many included
excursions. Pop in to see us, take your
brochure and book one of these adventures.
Combining beauty, nature, gastronomy and
wonderful wines, how about a trip to the
Azores or to Madeira?

Keep in touch with Dragontours, to find the


best options for your holidays, indcluding a
few days in Benidorm, Valencia, Granada,
Madrid, Barcelona or a few weeks in some
exotic destination. Find us on Camposol A
Commercial Centre, Local 30.
Tel 968 199 021
Email info@dragontours.net

During the summer months there are direct


flights from Madrid and on these fortunate,
green and temperate islands you are
guaranteed kind temperatures year-round.
These islands invite you to explore mountains
and lakes, whilst enjoying the Atlantic
breezes. Visit banana plantations, volcanoes,

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Badminton Totana; Camposol Seniors


On June 27th a group of senior badminton
players from the Camposol area and representing Club de Badminton de Totana
played in a fun competition.

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Eleven players travelled to San Pedro del


Pinatar to compete against other senior/
veteran players from all over Murcia. The
team competed in mens and mixed doubles at both the elite and club levels.
Whilst this was labelled a fun tournament,
the level of competition was fierce and after almost 4 hours of competitive badminton, most entrants were nothing short of
exhausted.

June was another busy month for Fuente


Old Guard with Our Texas Scramble event
held at the excellent Mar Menor course on
June 11th and our Stapleford Competition
at Hacienda del Alamo on June 25th.

As this was a fun competition, all players


were mixed and matched with competitors from other clubs of similar standards.
In truth, the Totana team had travelled in
hope more than expectation, but the mixing of players worked spectacularly well for
the team. Mark Gold was part of the winning elite mens doubles team with Tony
Kniveton part of the runner up pairing. At
the club level Martin Tormasy found himself an integral part of the winning doubles
pairing with Wolfgang Sperling in the runners up pair! Sadly the mixing and matching didnt extend into the mixed doubles
pairing, so Sue Fenton was stuck with Tony
K for the duration of the competition - lets
just say they didnt fare quite as well as
the mens pairings!!
All in all the team had a very successful
and enjoyable morning and huge thanks go
to Behrooz and his team at San Pedro del
Pinatar Badminton Club. Thanks also go to
those brave veterans from Club de Badminton de Totana who decided to give
it a go and enter the competition, so well
done to Keith Halliwell, Big Dave Wes-

a generous donation of 250 to the


ASPADEM charity group on behalf of its
members. The overall winner on the day
was Peter Hansford scoring 35 points with
John Downie a close second also with 35
points having been decided on count-back.

ton,
Tony
Brown, Wolfgang Sperling, Derek
Clarke, Mark
Gold,
Martin Tormasy,
Ivan Hughes,
Mike
Kelly,
SueFenton
and
Tony
Kniveton.
If you would
like to shed
a
few
pounds, introduce some more exercise into
your life, would like to take up badminton
again after a gap of many years, want to
improve your existing skills or just learn a
new skill, why not give it a go? If you think
you might be interested call either Tony on
697 941 308 or Martin on 699 044 742.

Pairs winners were Roger Olorenshaw and


John Downie.

The Texas Scramble results were very


close with three teams coming in with the
same points score and the issue having
to be decided on count-back. Well done
everybody and congratulations to the
winning team as shown in the photo.

Should anyone wish to join Fuente Old


Guard Gold Society or just play as a
guest please contact Dave on 868 082
013

The Stapleford Competition was also


our Annual Captains Day event after
which the presentations and meal at the
Spaniards Inn were attended by wives
and partners. During the presentations
Fuente Old Guard were able to make

With these scores Peter and John also


took first and second places in Division
Three, while in Division Two top spot
went to Keith Green with 35 points and
Maurice Nafzger was Runner-Up with 34
points. Meanwhile, up in Division One,
Dave Simpson was in first place with 27
points and Peter Court was Runner-Up with
the same score, again decided on countback. The Nearest The Pin winners were
Roy Quigley, John Mcfall, Peter Court, John
Downie and Dave Gautier while the Secret

Our next game is at Aguilon on August


27th.

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As I reported in my previous article, it


hasnt been an easy ride for Mazarrn
this summer having moved to the higher
Spitfire division, but they have continued
undaunted. The pressure was on for The
Miners to try and end on a high note

July was a time for reflection on what had


been a very successful season for Mazarrn
Football Club. Promotion to the Preferente
Autonomica left the supporters eagerly
awaiting the start of the 2016/17 season which
is expected to commence on the weekend of
5th/6th September, although fixtures have not
been released at the time of going to press.
Despite the success, changes have been
made behind the scenes as the popular coach
Javi, who guided the team to promotion, did
not possess the necessary qualifications to
coach the team at the higher level. He has
been replaced by Victor who last season
was the coach of Alhama of the Tercera
Division, the fourth tier of Spanish football.
The services of Javi have not, however, been
lost to Mazarrn. He has been appointed
as Sporting Director of all the junior teams
up to and including the juveniles with the
task of overseeing all youth development at
Mazarrn FC. He will also be taking a Level
2 coaching course to enable him to coach at a
higher level in the future.
Training for the first team squad will
commence on 3rd August and two new
signings have already been announced with
new coach Victor bringing with him two of his
Alhama squad from last season in Silverio and
Jose Bazan. Most of last seasons squad have
expressed a desire to stay with the club and
will be assessed by the new coach during preseason training.

It is hoped that the large crowds who followed


Mazarrn in the play-off Semi-Final and Final
games against CD Juvenia and CD Esparragal
will return to support Mazarrn FC in the
higher division. The atmosphere generated
by the fans certainly played a great part
in the success of the team and was much
appreciated by the players. Obviously, the
costs of operating in the Preferente will be
higher and the financial aspects cannot be
underestimated, so increased support is vital
if a successful season is to be achieved.
Mazarrn FCs home games are normally

even though the odds of getting off the


bottom position was slim. Nevertheless
the gauntlets were thrown down. There
were definitely some nip and tuck games
for a couple of teams, but in the end The
Miners achieved their goal and won 5
rinks to 1 and 117 shots to 82. This final
match result meant that the Mazarron
Miners finished in 6th position which took
them off the bottom.

played on Sundays with varying kick off times.


The ex-pat supporters club, Los Amigos de
Mazarrn FC organise a supporters coach to
most away games at 8 for members and 10
for non-members. Full details of all games are
normally not announced until the Wednesday
before the weekend on which the game is to
be played and advertised in the local media,
on www.mazarronfc.es, on Los Amigos
de Mazarrn FC Facebook page, and on
posters throughout Camposol and Mazarrn.
Los Amigos hold many social events during
the year including a monthly Luncheon
Club which visits restaurants throughout the
region.

Mazarrn Miners will now


take a
well-earned break before
starting
the
SABA
League
challenge
all
over
again
later
in
the
year.
If you are interested in playing bowls
as a new experience, or youre already
an experienced player, you are very
welcome. Check out our website for all the
information
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October with the fabulous Soul Power. Tickets,


including a meal are 13 for members and
15 for non-members.

Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC weekly


meetings are held every Thursday at The
Club House, Camposol C at 4 pm (except
last Thursday of month which is reserved for
the Members Business Meeting and open to
members only).

A coach picks members and friends up at


various points throughout Camposol, enabling
everyone to enjoy a few (or in some cases,
many!!) drinks during lunch. The Restaurante
Miras in Lebor was the venue for the June
lunch where an excellent four course meal
with coffee and drinks included was enjoyed.
At the end of July, members travelled to the
Restaurante Mandola in Aledo and a report on
this outing will be available for next months
edition.

No meeting in August
Los Amigos membership runs from 1st August
at just 10 which includes reduced coach
travel and social events. For a membership
form, more information and details of all
our activities please email pamada.1130@
yahoo.co.uk

It is hoped that a Quiz Night & BBQ will be


held at Alan and Sue Lyles at 6pm on Thursday
3rd September immediately following the Los
Amigos Social Meeting.
This years Presidents Bash will be held at
The Club House, Camposol C on Tuesday 6th

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On July 10th Mazarrn Miners played


at home against Greenlands Gladiators
in their final SABA league match for this
season.

partners and friends for a presentation dinner


at El Fraile Bar and Restaurant, Los Nietos.
A special presentation was made by captain
Rod Smith to veteran member Peter Crook
to mark his service to the society over many
years.

Society Captain Rod Smith picked up the top


trophy at the July outing of the Los Nietos
Golf Society at Roda Golf Club.
Playing off a handicap of 18, Rod scored 31
Stableford points, beating 24-handicapper
Alan Walsh on a back-nine countback. Alan
was first in the one-to-24 category, with
30-handicapper Les Pullen winning the 25-to36 category and finishing 3rd overall.

The societys annual general meeting took


place on Wednesday July 15th at El Fraile.
The annual Captains Day will take place
on Tuesday, October 6th at a venue to be
arranged and the following night (Wednesday,
October 7th) its the annual Ladies Evening
at La Pescaderia, Los Nietos (members 18,
guests 25).

Seventeen-handicapper Jason Beese picked


up two prizes - Nearest The Pin at the seventh
and nearest with his second shot on the 15th.
At 73-years-young, Handicap Secretary Vic
Beattie showed age is no object by winning
the Longest Drive at the 15th and Nearest The
Pin at the 7th.
Eleven-handicapper Iain Furniss won the
Nearest The Pin Prize on hole 13.

Nineteen members and two guests took


part and afterwards were joined by wives,

July Competition

from the ground! Hugging the profile of the


fairway and the contours of the green the
ball finally came to rest....in the hole! When
asked how many points the team scored on
that hole a rather sheepish Gordon had to
admit We salvaged a par! And who says
golfers dont learn? In semi rough and
last to play, Geoff Nastri was faced with
salvaging a dire situation.

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On a sweltering July morning forty Los


Amigos Golf Society (LAGS) members
and guests participated in their monthly
competition at Altoreal Golf Course near
Murcia. The course was, as always, busy
and looking at the conditions it is easy to see
why; lush, green, manicured and recently
watered fairways and greens meant the
course was in magnificent condition. Ten
four balls set off on a Texas Scramble from
the 1st and 10th tees and a closely fought
competition it would turn out to be with a
mere 6.5 shots covering the ten score cards.
Before reporting the winners there were
a couple of notable incidents worthy of a
mention:
From around 50 yds to the green, Gordon
Neilson thinned his approach shot. The
ball flew at something nearing the speed of
light and at no time ever more than 1 inch

An anxious Team Captain exclaimed (more


in hope than expectation) Geoff, if you get
this on the green Ill do a Tony Gleed and
drop my trousers. Exchanging his recovery
club for a 3 wood, Geoff whipped the ball
as clean as a whistle out of the rough to
within 12 inches of the green! Sighs of
relief from Mick, but not content with this
lucky escape, he then somewhat foolishly
proclaimed Knock this 50 footer in and
the trousers are definitely coming down.
An Incredulous Mick watched in increasing
horror as the ball snaked its way perfectly

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over the contours of a treacherous green


towards the hole where it hit the flagstick
and stayed up! Unsurprisingly there were
no takers when Geoff offered the rest of his
team the chance to bare their anatomy if he
sunk the put, which was a good job as, from
10 feet, he found the middle of the cup!!!
During the day the Course Marshal informed
anyone willing to listen that the on-course
temperature was 44C. It was considerably
warmer for Mick Drummond!
The competition was won, with a net 65.7
shots by Tony Pickworth, Barry Martin,
Arthur Anthony and Nick Jones. The
Runners-Up, just 0.6 points behind, were
Mick Drummond, Alex Petis, Geoff Nastri
and Ron Johnston.

Nearest The Pin winners were: hole 8


Gordon Neilson, hole 10 Gerry McRobert
and 17th hole Tony Pickworth.
Many of these players are featuring a
little too frequently; Dave Perry (Handicap
Secretary) is already sharpening his pencil!
The Presentation Evening was held on
Tuesday, 7th July in the Black Bull. Once
again our thanks go to Lisa B for the music
and the Black Bull catering staff.
For further information about the society, its
fundraising and future events please go to
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During
the
last 8 months
Emma
Serb
has been organising, coordinating,
guiding and
mentoring
the Kids from
Camposol in
a number of
interesting
and
varied
projects and activities. As part of the kids
development, the activities are conducted entirely in Spanish in order to integrate these
children and young adults even deeper into
the Spanish culture.
Many of the activities undertaken are outdoors and all require planning, organising and

Tour of Spain by Martin Rutherford


The Tour of Spain 2015 takes place between
Saturday August 22nd and Sunday September
13th and will feature 21 stages with a total
distance of about 3,374km.
This years Vuelta takes in 6 flat stages, 13
stages of middle and high mountain climbs, 1
team time trial stage of 7.4km and 1 stage of
an individual time trial of 39km, with just 2
days rest in 23 days!!
Starting in Puerto Banus on 22nd August,
this is the shortest distance covered and
is the Team Time Trial Stage, finishing in
Marbella. The following 3 days cover the West
of Marbella before travelling inland parallel
to the Portuguese border. There is a coach
transfer overnight for a start in Cordoba
on 27th August with the finish in Sierra de
Cazorla, followed the next day with the start
in Jodar and finish in La Alpujarra.

note taking. With this in mind, plus the ever-increasing financial burden on parents to
provide schoolchildren with all the stationery
necessary for school, the LAGS committee,
along with Emma, decided to provide books,
paper, pencils pens satchels etc to assist with
these social and school activities.

LAGS are proud to be able to support the


children and young people in and around
Camposol and wish Emma all the very best
in attracting even more Kids from Camposol. Additional financial support will ensure
further development of this most worthy and

For anyone keen on seeing a little more of


the action, the following stage starts from
Torrevieja for a 168km race on 30th August.
This stage passes Guardamar del Segura,
Santa Pola, Alicante, San Juan de Alicante, El
Campello, Villajoyosa, Benidorm, and heads
north along the coast to complete the stage
in Benitachell.
Stage 10 sees the race leaving Valencia and
finishing in Castellon on 31st August. With
the exception of 2 rest days, the following
11 stages cover the North East and Northern
parts of Spain before heading South to finish
in Madrid on 13th September.
Unfortunately, at the time of going to press

worthwhile initiative.
Preparations for LAGS Charity Day 2015
are now almost complete and with the aid of
their wonderfully generous sponsors, particularly Luz del Sol and Kia Cars, they are looking to eclipse last years phenomenal feats
and support yet more local and needy childrens charities.

For further information about the society, its


fundraising and future events please go to
www.losamigosgolfsociety.es

there were no further details on exact routes


or riders, but nearer the time you may like
to check the website www.lavuelta.com
or contact me on 696 809 527 as I will be
following it closely and will be able to give
some advice as to where is the best place in
our Region to watch it live.
If youve seen the Tour de France, this is
the Spanish equivalent and comes with
TV coverage (Eurosport, Spanish TV and
ITV4), closed roads, police escorts, back-up
cars, thousands of spectators and of course
all the pomp and ceremony of gold jersey
presentations after each stage, together with
prizes for certain other categories (mountain,
points, young rider etc).

This is when it gets exciting for the Murcia


region as 22 teams of approximately 190
riders travel from Puebla de Don Fabrique to
Murcia on 29th August. This stage is 188km
and we see it heading through Caravaca de la
Cruz, Bullas, Mula, Yecla, Archena, Molina de
Segura, Murcia, Alto de la Cresta del Gallo, La
Alberca, Los Garres and returning to Alto de
la Cresta del Gallo.

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Los Amigos Golf Society (LAGS) - Kids


from Camposol
Los Amigos Golf Society (LAGS) was finally able to present Kids from Camposol with a
500 donation put aside from their charitable
activities
in
2014.

SAMM Charity Race


A great day was enjoyed by spectators
and competitors when the race staged by
SAMM, the Sailing Association Mar Menor,
on June 17th raised over 1200 for their
chosen charity AMMA, Alzheimer Mar
Menor Association.
The event was a team race with four teams
of three boats; one IOM radio controlled
boat, one dinghy and one day boat. The
IOM radio controlled yachts opened the
proceedings at 11.30am, resulting in a very
close four-lap race. As each teams IOM
boat finished, the dinghy commenced its
first lap in ideal conditions. As this finished,
it passed a baton to the day boat which did
the second lap. Then the dinghy did the
third lap till each boat completed four laps.

and the numerous start and finish times,


helped of course, by some computer timing
and reporting.
Overall, all participants agreed this proved
to be a good spirited, fun and worthy event
(albeit challenging) and worth doing again.
Final Results:

Gannon, Paul Miles Hobbs


IOM Officials Rosie Wilson, Nancy Jones,
Nigel Lane
Rib Crew Andy Grant, Eddie Barlow
Committee Boat Helm Mike Phillips
Special thanks to Paul Miles Hobbs, Bobs
son-in-law, for creating the programme
used for timing and result calculations
whilst here on holiday.

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1st: Team Orange, total corrected time


50.46 min
IOM, Nigel Lane; Martin, Tony Jones, Eric
Bromham; Catamaran, George Noden,
Derek English, John Parker.

The format was interesting and exciting.


As the race progressed, the conditions
gradually became more challenging (the
Easterly wind force 2-3 at the start built
to around 4-5) and the baton passing
increasingly difficult, often requiring a
number of attempts before success was
achieved. For some, this proved to be
decisive, as with the increasing wind
came swimming, the odd paint exchange
and shroud twanging as battens were
exchanged. This provided both excitement
and anticipation of the result, whilst adding
to the ever increasing complexity of keeping
track of the race. Despite this, the officials
did a great job recording the exchanges

2nd: Team White, total corrected time


54.59 min
IOM, Ernie Foster; Shoestring Tres, Tug
Wilson, Pat Fleck; Shoestring Uno, Jack
Moss, Jeff Beadle, Dave Hardwicke
3rd: Team Stripes, total corrected time
58.50 min
IOM, Rob Nichols; Bosun, Bob James,
Robert Brice; Shoestring Quatro, Vernon
OByrne, Jim Moyles, Richard Ford
4th: Team Green, did not finish
IOM, Eric Millar; Shoestring Dos, Tim
Clarke, Paul Shard; Sirocco, Bob Blinkhorn,
Janice Penning, Nilam Wright
Many thanks to the officials for all their
hard work
Main Officials: Bob Miles, Grahame

Final Results SAMM Spring Series 2015


The SAMM Spring Series racing is now
over and the final points total and positions
are now calculated.
The lead was closely fought all season and
the final result shows only 1.25 points
separate the top two boats. Congratulations
to the Catamaran Hamour on their first
and Sailfish Sirocco on its second. They
recorded 5 and 4 race wins respectively
during the season and neither was ever
positioned lower than sixth.
The mixed fleet races using the PY
handicap system and the full results show
that the handicaps are now fairly accurate
as 5 different boats have won races and 6
boats have achieved a second place. This
indicates the results are mostly affected by
the experience of the different crews, the
tactics and the weather conditions.
The Autumn Series is scheduled to start
on September 6th at the usual venue, The
Centro Tecnico Deportivo at Los Narejos on
the Mar Menor. Everybody welcome. Please
have a look at our website
www.sailingmarmenor.com
for
full
details.

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of our members
from
the lowest to
the highest
handicappers.

P e r f e c t
Conditions
On Thursday
June,
25th
the Straight
Down
the
Middle Golf
Society had
its monthly
Stapleford
Competition at the
Aguilon Golf
C o u r s e ,
which
has
to be one of
the top rated

A split start
enabled
us
to get away
on time and
in
perfect
playing conditions, with
sun and a
little breeze,
we were all
enjoying the
day.

courses in the area.

th

Skinner and John Brown had notched up a


score of 34 points. In view of recent rule
changes, no countback was carried out,
with them being declared joint winners.
In 3rd place was Jeff Perry with 31, followed
by Stuart Boocock on 30 points.
The Nearest The Pin Winners were John
Brown and Mike Harrison.
As the summer has now fully enveloped us
all, we have a game booked for August 27th
at La Serena Golf with an early 9am start
to avoid most of the heat of the day. Please
let the secretary know asap if you intend
to play.
Guests of course are always welcome.

The course offers fairways and greens to a


standard that few of the other local courses
can match and presents a great test for all

When all were back at the 19 enjoying a


well-earned drink, the cards were sorted
and it was found that two players, Bob

Geoff Sharp
hatters45@msn.com

Summer Ball
The Summer Ball on 19th June at the
Amapola Restaurant in Bolnuevo turned out
to be a great success. The 91 people who
attended the event enjoyed excellent food,
copious drinks, super service and great
entertainment supplied by Martin Ross who
said he had thoroughly enjoyed the evening
as well. Nobody wanted to go home when
the buses turned up and we were envious of
the people who had decided to stay the night.

points as she beat myself and Pam Andrew


(pictured) by one point!

more competitive. If you are group of Lady


Golfers who would like to be part of our group
you are very welcome to join us. We play at
reciprocal golf courses at reduced green fees.
To participate in the League you only need
a group of 6 ladies. If you are interested in
joining us for next years season or would
like more information please contact Betty
Roberts on bettylloyd1560@hotmail.com.

Paul
Betts
and
Garry
Powell were
winners
of
the
Mens
D o u b l e s
Knock-Out
Club de Golf
Competition
and
the
runners
up
were Eugene
Toye
and
Clive Porter.

Betty Roberts

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Firemen v Police Golf Competition


On Wednesday 9th September there will be
the annual Policemen versus the Firemen Golf
Competition as there are quite a lot of retired
service men of both forces living on Camposol.
The mens Wednesday Group who will be
playing and have not been in either service
will be nominated a team. Some Firemen and
Policemen will be flying over especially to play
in this event. This annual Competition was
first played on 9th September 2009 due to the
fact it was 999.

Well
done
to
all
the
prize winners
whoever you
were.

FAST Charity Competition


On Saturday 12th September, FAST are
holding a Charity Golf Competition. Come
along and put your names down with teams
of four. It should be a really enjoyable fun
day.
Christmas Dinner Dance
The CGA has booked the ever popular Hotel
Costas Celebration Rooms for our Christmas
Dinner Dance on 18th December. The price
will be kept the same at 25 for an 8 course
meal, coffee, liquors, wine, beer, water and
soft drinks all whilst you are eating your meal.
There will be an optional bus stopping at all
the usual stops on Camposol and Mazarrn
Country Club for 5 a head return.

Club de Golf Competition June


Avalon Funeral Plans yet again very
generously sponsored the June Competition.
Unfortunately I have not been forwarded the
results for this month. However I do know
that Vron Porter won the Ladies Prize with 35

The Costa Calida Ladies League


There is nothing to report on the League
this month as we do not play any matches
in July or August, but we are all looking
forward to this coming September when the
new season starts. We all enjoy our Ladies
League encounters in a competitive, but
friendly spirit. We would desperately like to
have more teams in the League to make it

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Prestige white fridge (120cmx69cm)/


freezer (46cmx69cm)150
Fagor chrome toaster (2 slice) 10
Jade standard lamp shade (38cm depth)
8
All items in good condition, buyers collect
Tel 968 972 007 after 11am Camposol B
WANTED
Small trailer. Doesnt have to be
roadworthy as only for use on finca.
Tel 646 005 017

Boggle Answers:

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9 letter word is
CROCODILE
codicil
docile
colic
doric

iodic
oleic
oriel
coil
coir
cole
dole
idol

lido
loci
riel
rile
roil
role
cod
col

cor
die
lei
lid
lie
lod
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The ministry of public works also announced


a fall in recorded new build properties of
over 18%! However, a drive along the N332
to the Costa Blanca tells a different story,
with cranes and construction as far as the
eye can see.
Figures released by InfoEmpresor.com reveal
an 11% increase in the number of Estate

Where am I?
Summertime can be hard on everyone,
with the heat and the holiday mentality
combining to produce some conversations
that would rival one of my dear old fathers
favourites, the Abbott and Costello dialogue
of Whos on First Base?? Older readers will
immediately recognise that catchphrase,
but it sums up the sort of circular dialogue
I have with many potential holiday clients.
The conversation goes something like this:
Liz Edmiston, OwnersAway Rentals.
Hello, I have seen your property and
I would like to know if it is available this
summer.
Which property are you referring to? We
are a rental agency.
Oh, I dont know. Is it free?
If you can tell me which property you are
interested in, Ill be happy to check for
you.
Well I dont know where it is.
Describe the house.
Im not at the house..
Which area is it in?
I dont know. My friend was passing it and
gave me your number to call.
OK if we can narrow it down a bit..
and so begins the process of 20 questions
to find out where this property is which
then ends 9 times out of 10 with the
unfortunate outcome of Aaaahhh , THAT
apartment.. no sorry its booked! Believe
it or not I can now have this conversation
in 3 languages!!

Agents (inmobiliarias) operating in Spain.


This is further evidence of the growing sales
demand and increasing capacity to deal
with it. Currently the Rightmove Overseas
property portal has over 68,000 homes for
sale in Spain, 20,000 more than the same
period last year.
From our own perspective we are seeing a
huge demand in coastal properties, quite
usual for this time of year. On average
we receive 25 enquiries per day from
Rightmove and Zoopla property portals
alone. Our property listings also appear on
over 70 other portals. Our busy showroom
receives between 5 & 10 walk-in househunters daily. This is certainly a great time
to put your coastal apartment or villa on the
market for a quick sale.
Kenneth Whettall
Commercial Director
Fuente Alamo Real Estate/Murcia Coast
& Country
Info@fuentealamorealestate.com
Tel 0034 968 598 173

sadly no longer with me, who used this on


many occasions to drive me slightly crazy.
Where are we going Liz?
To the XXXXX.
Whats it like there?
Dont know Dad, never been there before.
AAhhhh.. ok.
Long Pause.. So whats it like there
then?
Abbott and Costello would have been
proud.
Liz Edmiston
OwnersAway
Property
Management
Contact Liz on 691977107
info@ownersaway.com
www.ownersaway.com

Rentals

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In August 2014 many of the Spanish


property experts and official bodies
were
announcing
the
imminent
bottoming out and the end of declining
residential property prices.
Fast forward 12 months and we see a
different story according to the latest Tinsa
IMIE General and Grand Markets index. This
index is considered to be the most accurate
and well respected. However, the news
they are announcing is quite unexpected
and goes against the general feeling of
Estate Agents. The index claims residential
property prices in Spain fell by 1.1% in the
first half of 2015, compared to the same
period last year.

One lady, when asked to describe the


house, gave me a very detailed description
of a property and when I told her, somewhat
baffled, that it did not match the description
of ANY of my homes, promptly announced
Sorry, I thought you meant describe MY
property at which point I almost gave up!
Final words must go to my lovely Dad,

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Viggos (74)

Page numbers in black


Accommodation
La Mariposa (71)

968 631 008

Accountants:
Auna (48)
Corral & Alcaraz (26)
Legal View (61)

968 703 473


968 078 754
968 199 237

Airpark Parking:
Airpark Murcia (71)
Seguro Parking (37)

618 806 989


622 252 372

Architects:
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Banking & Finance:


Sovereign Wealth (57)

968 972 432

Bars, Cafs & Restaurants:


968 459 311
Alandalus (48)
Bar Canara (49)
968 002 264
Bar/Restaurante La Llana (32)
968 103 300
Bar Yan (48)
666 999 518
Big Gs (11)
607 920 914
654 949 084
Blues House (76)
Caf Buenavista (74)
868 088 140
Cafeteria Plaza (47)
968 705 406
Caadas del Romero Social Centre (63)
680 753 819
El Faro (77)
968 594 352
Elliots (87)
968 158 499
La Chara (51)
968 152 016
La Mariposa (71)
968 631 008
La Pasteleria (78)
629 079 523
La Vida (59)
625 917 425
Lizs Cafe (23)
696 724 123
Maries Bokao (19)
968 976 493
Oscars (63)
634 315 906
Piccolo (43/78)
968 131 515
Sabores del Sur (79)
722 277 867
Spice Villa (7)
968 199 226
Tapas Quite (45)
606 257 052
The Arches (32)
653 081 341
The Vista Bar (37)
649 219 270
Totana Tennis Club (74) 968 421 804
Tropic Anas (57)
699 060 472

968 154 544

Builders/Building Services
Ceramicas Cehegin (44) 968 741
Fuente Building Services (28)
696 744
JD Roofing & Building (59)
630 269
S & D Builders (47)
622 691
Tonys Building Services (34)
647 119
Woodworks Direct (22) 649 540
Car Hire:
Bolnuevo Cars (52)
F & C Rent a Car (55)
Flamenca Cars (31)

854
982
994
923
952
016

968 150 979


968 199 156
661 086 403

Cars Sales:
Specialist Vehicles SL (92)
968 146 158
Cleaning Services:
KJ Total Care (41)

Funeral Plans:
ASSSA (43)
968 153
Avalon (35)
966 799
English Funeral Director (71)
650 631
Ibex Insurance (3)
958 595

396
070
719
945

Furniture:
Cash Clearances (17)
DFS (31)
Furniture Plus (96)

727 734 822


968 334 194
968 153 907

Garden Services:
Anchor Landscapes (55)
Jardineria El Milagro (8)
Nick the Tree (70)
Tidy Gardens (70)

622
610
634
619

648
949
396
869

038
595
327
115

Hairdressers & Barbers:


Janes Salon (53)
The Beauty Palace (95)
The Salon (73)
The Salon 2 (73)

968
968
691
686

158
971
916
354

433
828
717
232

688 697 629

Computer Repairs & Sales:


Compusurf (95)
968
Don Tecnico (20)
968
KP Computers (24)
693
Loco Murcia (23)
968

199
594
231
971

191
825
955
893

Dentists:
Centro Odontologico (Cehegin) (47)
968 742 206
Centro Odontologico (Mula) (47)
968 637 576
English Speaking Dentist (49)
968 707 428
Dr Olivier Houdusse (54) 968 153 645
Fescodent (45)
968 077 396

Health & Beauty:


Alternative Therapies (89)
634 327
Freedom Health & Beauty (41)
638 893
Janes Salon (53)
968 158
Natural Health (30)
634 312
The Beauty Palace (95) 968 971
The Fuschia Beauty Clinic (11)
630 439
The Salon (73)
691 916
The Salon 2 (73)
686 354

Electricians & Electricals:


AC Services (53)
672 850 963
Louis Harris (85)
619 712 821
T J Electricals (15)
868 181 121

Heating and Aircon:


AC Services (53)
672 850
Camposol Heating & Maintenance
968 199
Cool Solutions (27)
608 499
Louis Harris (85)
619 712
Sol Pellet (59)
697 949
T J Electricals (15)
868 181

Entertainment:
RETRO (77)

Home Furnishings:
Curtain Call (41)

657 596 638

241
357
433
081
828
480
717
232

963
(4)
184
422
821
519
121

616 240 171

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Yorkshire Linen, Pto de Maz (9)


968 595 946
Yorkshire Linen, San Javier (9)
968 193 912

Property Maintenance/Management:
Green Dragon (91)
868 172 079
MJF Handyman Services (93)
640 195 928

Insurance:
ASSSA (43)
H R Insurance (83)
Ibex (3)

968 153 396


669 046 167
968 595 945

Internet Cafs:
Compusurf (95)

968 970 666

Property Rentals:
Casaa (23)
676 354 400
Green Dragon (91)
868 172 079
La Manga 4 U (30) 0044 7921 351298
Owners Away (91)
691 977 107
Sensol Golf Villa Rentals (61)
968 970 614

Kennels, Catteries and Pet Care:


Catatonic (65)
655 141 721
Pampered Paws (14)
634 302 388
Pet Sitter (10)
690 190 230
Kitchen Fitters/Suppliers:
German Kutchen Studio (83)
636 306 711
Laundrettes:
Los Belones Launderette (30)
968 569 096
Legal Services:
Auna (48)
968 703 473
Corral & Alcaraz (26)
968 078 754
Costa Clida Property Serv (20)
968 199 251
Ferrandez (Cartagena) (17)
968 521 008
Ferrandez (Pto de Maz) (17)
968 154 521
Gestoria Cavajal (52)
968 154 045
Legal View (61)
968 199 237
Professional & Legal Solutions (7)
968 595 826
Locksmiths:
ADS Locksmiths (92)
600 255 250
Locksmith Murcia (10)
609 265 899

Mobility Products:
Freedom Mobility (41)

840
605
859

129

773
194
456
258
016

Painting and Decorating:


RJB Dcor Painting (62) 699 044 742
Plumbers:
Apache 24/7 Plumbing (58)
674 788 693
Camposol Heating & Maintenance (4)
968 199 184
Printing & Design:
Entorno Grafico (29)
Mister Print (41)

TV & Satellite:
CTV Aerial & Satellite Systems (64)
600 218 046
Compusurf (95)
968 970 666
Loco Murcia (23)
671 682 579
T J Electricals (15)
868 181 121
YPM Satellites (61)
628 234 045
Veterinary Clinics:
Clinica Veterinaria Pto Maz (59)
968 153 931
Emerg (59) 608 466 553

Clinica Veterinaria Sur Este (32)


965 352 438
Veterinary Clinic Maskota (54)
968 597 929
Emerg (54) 619 378 473

956
634
872
884
071
058
402
825
200
400
711
523
867
121

Security:
AC Services (53)
ADS Locksmiths (92)
Eriks Metal Works (41)
Locksmith Murcia (10)
The Forge (54)

672
600
636
609
618

850
255
050
265
963

963
250
008
899
958

006

Motorhomes
UK Motorhomes Wanted (16)
0044 797 66 2395

334
334
482
590
540

667

Translation:
Costa Clida Property Serv (20)
968 199 251
Travel Agents:
Dragon Tours (75)
968 199 021

958

638 893 357

Outdoor Living:
D & G Garden Furniture (33)
968
DFS (31)
968
Furniture Plus (96)
968
Kruger Canopies (34)
968
Woodworks Direct (22) 649

Removals & Storage:


968 654
Advance Moves (21)
Costa Clida Transport (55)
660 359
Hardy Removals (61)
696 180
Lords Removals & Storage (93)
608 061
Mar Menor Removals (39)
696 621
Retail Outlets:
Brico Casa (45)
868 089
Cash Ruperez (44)
669 471
Costa Pool (24)
669 565
Don Tecnico (20)
968 594
El Martillo (45)
968 743
Gafas.es Opticians (51) 868 300
German Kutchen Studio (83)
636 306
La Pasteleria (78)
629 079
Sabores del Sur (79)
722 277
T J Electricals (15)
868 181

646 705 088

968 654 007


638 893 357

Services:
Anglo Info (88)
617 213 969
Compusurf (95)
968 970 666
Healthy H20 (86)
968 437 270
Martinez Del La Casa (Architects)(43)
665 810 411
Mas Movil (38)
1473*
Pet Sitter (10)
690 190 230
Solar Power:
Freesol (83)
Solar Directa (49)
Sol Pellet (58)

659 232 507


659 315 130
697 949 519

Spas & Hot Tubs:


Eurospas (5)

650 722 905

Sport & Leisure:


ADS Sunbeds (53)
Cavalli (18)
CDA Fitness (75)
Costa Clida Radio (25)
Espua Adventure (71)
Harlequin Choir (79)

646
636
634
968
968
628

969
172
304
595
631
149

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Mechanics:
Colair (14)
661 175
Decklid Auto Services (41)
626 678
Euro Tyre Totana (13)
968 424
Ken Sherwood Mechanic (7)
679 646
Kwik Fix English Mechanic (38)
968 972
Mobile Car Mechanic Peter (28)
666 161

Property Sales:
Aagaard Property (Solhuse Real Estate)
(39)
968 105 333
Casaa (23)
676 354 400
Best of Spanish (63)
968 598 173
Fuente Alamo Real Estate (21)
968 598 173
Holmes & Pegg (69)
968 199 290
Old Farmhouses (50)
968 159 264

Watermaid (11)

455
198
087
862
008
840

Swimming Pool Construction, Cleaning &


Maintenance:
Costa Pool (24)
669 565 402
Green Dragon (91)
868 172 079
Jorge Pools (19)
674 168 000
Khn Pool Service (56) 968 138 638

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Anti-bullfighting
Feelings have been running high as BullRuns are axed from fiesta programmes. New
left-of-the-centre local councils and regional
governments are systematically scrapping
Bull-Fights and Bull-Running in their towns,
with some putting the decision out to
referendum first.
Many livestock breeders have already signed
contracts to host bull-related events at local
fiestas, many of which will not go ahead and,
in many other cases, will be the last time they
do.
Many towns and villages, including Moratalla
in Northwest Murcia, say it was too late to
call off this years on-street Bull-Running,
but will hold a referendum ahead of next
years festivals. Other towns and cities have
withdrawn council grants for bull-related
events and will scrap them altogether in 2017.
Pro-animal political party PACMA says If
Spain is trying to build a society based
upon ethics and justice, bull-related events
should not only cease to be financed, but
be banned altogether. They want to see far
harsher penalties for dumping, neglecting or
ill-treating pets and an end to shooting, or
hunting on foot with hounds, but the latter
could be more difficult since hunters do this
for a living by selling the meat, or using it to
feed themselves.

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Famous Titanic Plaque


A bronze plaque from the Titanic, sold by
a British antique dealer, has turned up in
Granada 100 years after it was given up for
lost.
The plaque describes the ill-fated ship as the
latest, largest and finest steamer afloat and
calls it the Queen of the Ocean. It shows
that the price of crossing to New York from
Southampton, London and Liverpool at
third-class rates was seven pounds and nine
shillings. An interior light and a small window
in the middle shows an image of the Titanic
and the lamp itself and original electric cable
remain intact, showing it has never been
switched on in a century.
The plaque was presented to the mayor of
Southampton, Lord William James Pirrie, who
was also chairman of Harland and Wolff shipbuilders, the creators of the Titanic, by the
Royal Mail Steamship Union on April 9, 1912.
In 2003, a British man sold it to a Barcelona
art dealer, but neither the vendor nor the
buyer knew anything of its history or origins.
The Barcelona dealers grandson Leo Lorenzo
Sancho, a self-confessed Titanic fanatic
surprised his granddad by buying it from him
to hang up in his bedroom. Leo researched
its history and found out it was the famous

trophy and contacted the Titanic Foundation


in Granada and offered to loan it to them for
an exhibition. It is now on display in Granadas
Science Park.

Jellyfish
A huge smack of jellyfish spanning most of
the Costa del Sol led to beaches being closed
and at least 200 bathers being stung.

Electricity goes down by 2.2%


Electricity standing charges will go down by
an average of 2.1% across the board, or
2.2% for domestic consumers.

Lifeguards hoisted the red flag on the sands


in Mlaga City and the El Cristo beach in
Estepona, among several others, to stop sunseekers from going into the sea. Numerous
bathers, unable to go for a dip or a paddle,
decided to amuse themselves by catching
jellyfish in small nets on poles to help with the
clear-up operation. Fishermen are also sent
out in boats to collect the jellyfish when they
are in the sea closest to the beach preventing
bathers from entering the water.

A new bill of law was passed to cut the fixed


fee for the supply. It is the only element of
electricity bills which the government is able
to control. About 60% of a typical electricity
bill is made up of taxes, charges and the fixed
fee for connection. Electricity bills have been
multiplying in the last few years and, in the
last three, have increased by nearly 50%.
Is Driving In Flip-Flops Legal?
Experts recommend not wearing flip-flops to
drive because they do not protect the foot,
can become wedged into the pedals or slip
off, which could cause an accident. Driving in
bare feet is also ill-advised because there is
no foot support.
Although not technically illegal, if a police
officer considers that the drivers footwear is
not suitable for controlling the car adequately
and could pose a danger, a fine of up to 200
can be issued. Motorists cannot technically be
fined for driving in flip-flops, but they can
be fined for footwear not conducive to proper
control of the vehicle.
Life-Saving Drones
Drone lifeguards are now in use on several
beaches in Spain to back up their human
counterparts and cut the time taken to rescue
bathers in trouble.
Created by mobile network operator Vodafone
One, the flying robots can get to anyone in
difficulties whilst swimming in the sea three
times as quickly as a lifeguard. Once the
drone detects the bather in trouble, it will
drop down an inflatable buoy for the person
to grab hold of and keep afloat. This gives
time for lifeguards to get to the scene, either
by swimming or in a boat.
Five Vodafone-sponsored drones are being
piloted on the beaches of Cabopino in
Marbella and in Benalmdena; beaches in the
Cartagena area; the beach in Ribadesella in
Asturias and in Isla, Cantabria.
Andaluca Ablaze
The extreme temperatures have brought the
usual problems from forest fires, none more
so than the fires sweeping the provinces
of Granada and Jan which have forced
hundreds of people to flee their homes.
Two
infernos
in
the Cazorla nature
reserve,
close
to
Segura and Las Villas
in the province of Jan
but several kilometres
apart threatened to
join in the middle. The
fires were heading
for the border with
Granada to the southeast. Flames of five or
six metres in height
engulfed pine forests
in the mountains north
of Ljar and spread
rapidly west towards
Motril, on the coast.

Game of Thrones
Auditions for extras have already been held in
Almera with over 10,000 people queuing up.
The Alcazaba, or Mediaeval Moorish fortress
in Almera will be used as a venue for several
scenes in the sixth season along with Girona
and Pescola in Castelln Province, as well as
in the Santa Florentina Castle in Barcelona,
the Zafra Castle in Guadalajara and the
Bardenas Reales nature reserve in Navarra.
Part of the fifth series was filmed in and
around the Alczar, or Arab fortress in Sevilla
and local authorities say it brought a massive
economic boost to the city. Season five of
the HBO serial finished in June and filming of
season six will start this month. Based upon
the fantasy novel series Song of Fire and Ice
by George R R Martin, Game of Thrones takes
its names, settings, costumes and plot from
1,000 years of European Medieval history.
Pigeons Fed Contraceptives
A town in Catalunya is feeding contraceptive
pills to pigeons to stop them breeding
uncontrollably and covering cars and buildings
with droppings.
In Badia del Valls, Barcelona, authorities
are stocking up automatic bird-feeders with
maize grains soaked in Nicarbazine, so that
within four or five years the pigeon population
will have decreased by about 80%. The
doctored food, Ovistop, is carefully dosed out
to ensure pigeons consume 10 grams a day
of the contraceptive drug. They will only be
given drugged food until December and then
again from next July, because the second half
of the year is when most pigeon reproduction
takes place.
Pigeons pair off in the same way as
heterosexual humans and the female lays two
eggs per cycle. The birds are sexually mature
at two months and are able to produce
grandchildren for the original pigeon pair.
This means a married couple of pigeons can
effectively produce 48 descendants a year.
El Gordo
Christmas may be an unwelcome word for
those enjoying the Spanish summer sunshine,
but the famous El Gordo Christmas lottery is
on sale already, even though it is not drawn
until the night of December 22.
Their aim is to increase its prize pot by
persuading holidaymakers to buy a dcimo,
or 10th of a ticket, which costs 20.
Over 10,400 points of sale have opened
across Spain, but mostly in coastal areas and
other towns popular with tourists. El Gordo
will hand out 640 million in prize money,
with the winning ticket netting 4m.

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