Community Spirit, Sept 2018

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Community

Spirit

Supporting local businesses in Valencia

S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • C O M M U N I T Y S P I R I T V A L E N C I A • F R E E

FIRST ROUND

TABLE MEETING

COOL PLACES TO

EAT IN VALENCIA

ECO FRIENDLY SKIN

CARE PRODUCTS

The first proper round table

meeting took place in Llira in

August, one o f the first milestones

in bringing the community together.

Zaitune in Russafa is a cozy bar /

restaurant which serves a fusion of

Mediterranean cuisine food. We get

to speak with the owner Somar Kirco.

If you live in Valencia, you can now

get eco friendly skin care products

delivered to your door by Tierra

Delicada.


IN THIS

ISSUE

Founder's Message

COOL PLACE TO

EAT

Zaitune cozy restaurent bar in Russafa,

Calle Centilles, 18, Valencia. Healthy,

homemade, exotic Mediterranean food

served in a lively social atmosphere.

MINUTES AND NEWS FROM

ROUND TABLE MEETING

Hi Everyone,

This is the 11th issue Community Spirit Valencia e-magazine.

As ever, with such a diverse community here in Valencia, I have

been out and about meeting and interviewing people from all

walks of life.

Community Spirit Valencia is now becoming a grassroots project,

with the great success of the first roundtable meeting in Lliria. I

am now organizing a similar meeting for people who live in the

city centre. These two events will be held every month, with the

Minutes always being published in this e-magazine.

Thank you for your support and involvement. Have a great day!

All the Best,

Richard T. Voller

BA (Hons) Media & Cultural,

Southampton Solent University, UK.

The first roundtable meeting for

community was a great success, here

are the minutes of things that

everyone wants to support.

THE NEXT GENERATION

MATTERS

Sing and Swing with Stephanie in

Valencia for parents with babies or

toddlers.

ECO FRIENDLY SKIN CARE

PRODUCTS

With a little bit of faith, you feel

amazing! Checkout some great eco

skin care products available from

Tierra Delicada in Valencia.

CITY NEWS

El Cabanyal: autopsy of an atypical

district


CONTENTS

Areas of interest to be covered .

4

WHAT'S ON?

6

LOCAL BUSINESS

SERVICES DIRECTORY

10

THINGS TO DO

Community Spirit Meeting in Lliria

14

COOL PLACES TO EAT

Cozy restaurent bar in Russafa,Valencia

19

POETRY

Written by Philip David

21

ECO FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

An introduction to Tierra Delicada

25

HEALTHY COOKING

An introduction to macrobiotics with Lia.

28

LOCAL NEWS

The spotlight on El Cabanyal

30

TRAVEL: CAR RENTALS

Get to know Europcar at Valencia Aiport

34

MUSIC

Sing and Swing with Stephanie

40

INTERNATIONAL

3 day cure for Diabetes with Dr.

Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury

45

ASTROLOGY

The Real Meaning of the Zodiac in

Modern Times - Part 2

50 HOUSE FOR SALE

Less than Euro 50k, for cottage in

countryside near Valencia.


WHAT'S ON?

Local Towns and Valencia

Promote your good will

event here for free.

email:

communityspirit112@gmail.com

Free Language Exchange,

Lliria

The address is:

ASOCIACION VECINOS LA BUITRERA

C/ ABETOS 2

URBANIZACIÓN LA BUITRERA

46160 LLIRIA

The language exchange takes place every Friday from

7,30 to 8,30 PM.

ARTS & MUSIC

We do half an hour of Spanish conversation and half

an hour of English. There is no charge for this

R E I S E | P A G E 2


- Emergency: 112

- National Police: 091

- City Police: 092

- Civil Guard: 062

- Fire: 080

- Red Cross: 963 67 73 75

Wednesday- Casinos, L'Eliana and Benaguasil

- Airport: 961 59 85 00

- Bus Station: 963 46 62 66

- Port: 963 93 95 00

- Post Office: 963 51 67 50

- Valencia Regional Government Info: 012

- Valencia City Hall Info: 010

- Customs: 963 67 13 00

- Visas, Embassies & Consulates

Pedralba

Rastro

Pedralba Rastro

Sunday 9th September 2018,

Location: Behind Bar Sardi, Pedralba.,

From 9.00 til 1.00.

Lin Shepherd, event organiser, raises funds for

Naturaleza y Animales (Vice President) by charging

Euro 2 for space at the Rastro which goes to the charity.

Sellers need to arrive at 8am

Weekly Local Town Markets

Friday - Villar del Arzobispo

Thursday - Lliria

Tuesday - Betera

. .

Public Holidays in 2018:

Promote your charity

event here for free.

There are some things which you just need to

remember, you don't want to be driving into

town to find that everything is closed down

because you forgot it was a public holiday!

email:

communityspirit112@gmail.com

Tuesday 9 Oct - Valencian Regional Holiday

Friday 12 Oct - Fiesta Nacional de España

Thursday 1 Nov - All Saints' Day

Thursday 6 Dec - Constitution Day

Saturday 8 Dec - Immaculate Conception

USEFUL NUMBERS FOR

VALENCIA:

Emergency Numbers

- Renfe (National Train Service) Information: 902

24 34 02 or 963 52 02 02

- Renfe Tickets: 902 24 02 02 or 963 52 02 02


Local

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BUSINESS MATTERS

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Local

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ECO FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

TIERRA DELICADA / DAVID JAMES / +34 617 24 27 42

HAIR & BEAUTY

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LA PUERTA COACHING /PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT SPECIALIST - ANNE E.

DUGUID - TEL + 34 657 43 43 24

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

LIAH BERLIOUX COACHING / LIFE COACH - LIAH BERLIOUX - TEL + 33 635 180 638

ENTERTAINMENT

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BPSB - BUDDY PAUL'S SMOKIN' BLUES BAND / RED HOT JUMP BLUES, R'N'B,

RICK'N'ROLL / PAUL TIDIMAN - +34 640 353 304

HOLIDAY HOMES

VILLA TORRENT / JEANNY GREVELINK / +34 678 446 129

HAPI ZEN / RICHARD VOLLER / +34 602 564 973

SCIENTIFIC HEALING TREATMENTS

DELTA O2 / GHISLAIN MOUTON / +34 638 15 35 85

SPIRITUAL & COSMIC

BRUJA CELTA / MASAGE,HEALING, AROMATHERAPY (PHYSICAL,EMOTIONAL AND

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W H A T I S A L L T H I S C O M M U N I T Y S P I R I T

A B O U T A N Y W A Y ?

Written by Lynne Bygrave

Some may say it is a dying art or it has been lost forever in our new world of technology and ‘social’ media.

Back in the day when people used to share and help each other out, maybe, pop next door for a cup of

sugar when they run out. People that lived in a community would watch out for each other and think about

the lonely lady who lived down the road. It is hard to find this now with the way we have evolved into the

digital world. The irony of it though, is that ‘social’ media is not actually that sociable. When was the last

time you jumped on the metro and somebody said ‘Hello, Good morning, Buenos dias’? All you see is the

tops of people’s heads now, even the family meal get together around the table seems to have

disappeared.

Richard saw this big hole in our lives and decided he would fill it with a revival of community spirit, digital

version. Instead of technology ruling our lives community spirit intends to use technology to work for us

and help bring back the community values that were available in the past.

Stepping back in time is not always a good thing, but stepping back to collect something you left behind

can have a positive effect on our future.

The proof of the need for a revival of community spirit has already manifested itself by the rapid growth of

the community spirit magazine and now the round table meetings. The meetings are a great place to have

an informal get together to bounce ideas off of each other and wow did we come up with some good ideas,

all of which will be published in the monthly e-magazine for anyone who wishes to join the active group.

As you will see in the e-magazines the projects that were put forward are all to do with helping each other

out and those around us and truly caring for each other and our neighbours and beyond. This is not just

another expat group get together in the Valencia area this is different because it has wings to reach out

and the sky is truly the limit.

This maybe called the ‘Community Spirit’ but in reality it is the spirit of the community making things

happen.

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MINUTES FROM ROUNDTABLE MEETING

- AUGUST 24TH, 2018

steps Big

as the

forward

event

first

a large

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I am

turnout.

arranging

now

2nd monthly

a

for

meeting

If you don't know what the

Rountable Meetings are about,

let me explain.

At the first meeting held on

24th August 2018, I asked

people who attended the

meeting what projects they felt

were important for the

community to support in the

towns around Lliria.

I also asked people what kind

of support and help they were

willing to give and types of

volunteer roles that they

would like take on?

Going forward, the Rountable

Meetings will be an

opportunity to connect with

like-minded people in the

community, to be updated on

progress and things which have

happened in the community

since the last meeting.

It is also an opportunity to

discouss new ideas and put

them to the vote to see if it is

something which the

community is willing to

support.

I am now organising a second

monthly meeting to be held a

Zaitune cafe/restaurent in

Russafa for people living in

Valencia. I will bridge the two

groups together, so that they

support each other.

Next

meeting

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/ourcommunityspirit

Online Magazine: www.yumpu.com/user/eMazineMedia

people

Valencia city. 1 NO.


August 24th, 2018 - Round Table Attendees: Lin McNally, Sydney Shepherd, Lynne & Alex, Brian and Lynne Papworth,

Annabella, Brent Floyd, Christina Woodbridge, Sally Ainsworth, Monica Fabiana, Valery, Janice Parker, Irene Day, Radiliana,

Louise Liddiat, Bernadette Harris.

Chairman: Richard T. Voller

Coordinators for next 3 months: Christina Woodbridge (Pedralba), Lynne Bygrave (Benaguasil), Radilina Shanova (Valencia),

Brent Floyd (Villar del Arzobispo), Bernadette Harris (Marines).

Each coordinator will receive a list of Members names and WhatsApp numbers to message in case of emergency situations

such as a local fire or spate of burglaries. Just need to inform people in your local area so that the message can get to people

quickly, especially in the case of emergency situations.

Proposed Community Projects

Project

Description Location People who offer

support

Support

Group

Having a community support group to help people

who have lost a partner, or has someone who is

severely ill to take care of, or has been burgled or

someone who lives on their own. The support

group can help them in many different ways which

takes the pressure off friends and family. Basically,

be the backup for anyone who needs it.

Benguasil

Lynne Bygrave

Odd Job

Share

When something is a bit overwhelming to do by

yourself, then you can call on this service to give

you a helping hand for jobs around the property

and you provide them with refreshments. (i.e.

Many hands make light work) .

Benguasil

Pedralba

Pedralba

Lliria

Lynne Bygrave

Christina

Woodbridge

Lin Shepherd

Louise Liddiatt

Needy

Causes

Bringing a little bit of TLC into a hospital, children's

homes and for animal shelters by creating

handmade gifts and items out of recycled materials.

Benguasil

Lliria

Lynne Bygrave

Brian and Lynne

Papworth

First

Aid &

CRP

Training

In case of emergencies we need to know what to

do. Also need to know GPS coordinates for

ambulance crews to find people’s homes in the

countryside.

.

Benguasil

Brian and Lynne

Papworth


Proposed Community Projects

Project

Description Location People who offer

support

Spanish

Lessons &

Spanish

translation

support

If people need to go to a hospital or deal with the

local authorities or Spanish translation.

Valencia

Benguasil

Pedralba

Monica Fabiani

Alex

Lin Shepherd

Transport

Service

Lifts to the airport or hospital, or local town to go

shopping, or if you car breaks down.

Lliria

Valencia

Villar del

Arzobispo

Lliria

Lliria

Sally Ainsworth

Monica Fabiani

Brent Floyd

Brian and Lynne

Papworth

Louise Liddiatt

Sunday

Meet-Ups

To offer companionship to those who want it in the

local community, as well as offering group social

meetings such as a coffee mornings or Victoria

Cake mornings for girls or going down the pub with

men to watch football or watch other sports.

Pedralba

Lliria

Lliria

Villar del

Arzobispo

Lliria

Christina

Woodbridge

Sally Ainsworth

Valery

Brent Floyd

Louise Liddiatt

Join Our Group online


COOL

PLACES

TO EAT

Zaitune cozy restaurent bar in

Russafa, Calle Centilles, 18,

Valencia

Healthy, homemade, exotic

Mediterranean food served in a

lively social atmosphere.

WRITTEN BY RICHARD T. VOLLER

Russafa is definitely one of the

hippest places in the city of

Valencia, full of little boutique

shops, trendy cafes, bars and

restaurants. It’s a very social place,

and I normally bump into someone

I know when I am walking through

the narrow streets.

I am always on the lookout for

different and exotic places to eat in

this area, so I was delighted when I

discovered Zaitune on Calle

Centelles, 18, just opposite

Blondes, Brunettes and Redheads

Hair Salon.

Zaitune is a cozy bar / restaurant

which serves a fusion of

Mediterranean cuisine food. It’s

been open for nearly two years

now and has a good reputation for

offering clean, healthy, fresh

homemade and exotic food from

the Mediterranean at very

affordable prices. And it’s also a

very sociable and fun place to eat.

So without further ado, let’s get to

know Somar Kirco, the owner and

Chef of Zaitune.

14 | Cool Places to Eat


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Quesadilla Zaitune

got a lot of secret ingredients from my

Mum or my Aunts. Take the ‘Sandwich

of the Week’ for example, sometimes I

use some Armenian spices in it. I find

that traditional food is boring, so I

always like to be as creative as I can.”

Richard: “So do you see yourself as a

crazy inventor of food?”

THE INTERVIEW

Richard: “Ok, where are you

from?”

Somar: “I am Syrian Lebanese.

My Dad is Syrian with Armenian

roots and my mum’s family is

Lebanese. We have roots from

everywhere, my Dad’s whole

family lives in Argentina and

other South American countries.”

Richard: “It feels like there is

quite a fusion there?”

Somar: “Exactly! Just like the

food we have here. Yes, my mum

is an international cook now. She

gets influences from Armenia,

Syria, Lebanon and definitely the

middle east and that has all

inspired me with my own

cooking.”

Richard: “Ok, so those are your

roots. Can you tell me about the

restaurant that you have here?”

Somar: “I wouldn’t call it a

restaurant, it’s more like a very

casual bar restaurant.”

Richard: “But it’s not really fast

food because people like to spend

time here eating their food don’t

they?”

Somar: “Yes, and everything is

made fresh here. All of the food I

prepare myself.”

Richard: “So as the Chef, what type

of fusion cooking do you do?”

Somar: “Mainly the fusion that I

have here is from the

Mediterranean area, like Morocco,

Greece, Lebanon and Syria, and

then you have Spain and Italy. So it

is a little bit from everywhere. But I

Somar: “Well I like to create more

casual fresh home-made food here. I

come here early and prepare

everything that day, I have the

‘Starters’, ‘Salads’ and ‘Sandwiches’ on

the Menu.”

Richard: “Ok, can you walk me through

your Menu and explain how it works.”

Somar: “Basically it is four sections.

You have the starters, where you have

four different choices. Then you have

three different choices of salads and

then you have the sandwiches. Our

speciality is the sandwiches. And finally

the dessert section.”

“We basically have a variety of three

types of different bread. First is the

Wrap Bread. Then there is the

Moroccan Bread which is 100%

homemade. And then the last bread is

integral baguette with the cereals and

the seeds.”

“OK, because the sandwiches are the

main section, let’s talk about those first.

As you can see, number one and two

are the same main ingredient but the

difference is with the sauce and the


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veggies that accompany them. So

you can have the same main

ingredient with two different

sauces, and two different types of

vegetables. For vegetables you

always have a fresh option and a

roasted option and then the same

thing goes for the sauce. The first

option goes with the tomato

sauce which I make myself and it

goes with the roasted vegetables

which are eggplants, and green

and red capsicums as well.”

“Then for the second option it is

the same meat fillet which goes

with a really nice sauce which I

make from black olives, with olive

oil, little bit of garlic and a little

squeeze of lemon. This is my

favourite sauce actually, it’s a

really special one. So the same

meat goes with this and then you

also have the fresh vegetables

which go with it as well, and that

is basically lettuce, green olives

and tomatoes. You can also add

the chilli sauce to any option.”

garlic and some mint to finish it off. I

love garlic actually, I think it is the

essence of food. So that is Tzatziki

and that goes with the fresh veggies

and then number 4 goes with the

tomato sauce again.”

“The kebab is our kind of speciality, in

Europe the Doner Kebab is very

popular although it’s most probably

not even meat! It is basically made

out of potato and all the rubbish

leftovers of meat. So I wanted to do a

proper kebab option, but it is much

better quality meat and has nothing

to do with what you are used to!”

“The proper kebab is meat on a stick,

this is very common in places like

Iran, Syria and Lebanon. This is where

it originally comes from, and even in

Turkey it is really common.”

Richard: “So what sort of meat do you

use?”

Somar: “I mainly use beef meat. for the

kebab I mix it with a bit of lamb fat, just to

give it flavour. The idea here is to sell

clean food, but at affordable prices.

Almost everyone can come and eat here,

it’s not like a privilege just for people who

have a lot of money, I mean it’s a Euro 5

Sandwich or a Euro 5 Salad or a Starter..”

Richard: “I’ve tried your Sandwiches and

they are a really big size, so you are

definitely getting value for money!”

Somar: “True, actually. Most people love

the Aleppo Kebab, which is named after a

city in Syria. We have a very special spice

in Syria and Lebanon which is called ‘7

Spices’ that we use in this and I love

serving it to people because it reminds me

of my roots and where I grew up.”

“So the same thing applies for

numbers 3 and 4, which is the

chicken fillet and then the

different sauces, so number 3

goes with Tzatziki, which is a well

known Greek sauce.”

Richard: “What is that made

from?”

Somar: “Basically Greek yoghurt,

with cucumber, and a little bit of

Aleppo kebab


Cacao cake

Inside eating area at Zaitune

Richard: “How do you get inspired

for food ideas for your kitchen?”

Somar: “Well from family, friends

and traveling experiences mainly.

when I go travelling to places like

India for example, I usually go to

the local restaurants, not touristy

ones. To experience the real food

of the country. I want them to

surprise me somehow with the

taste, I really want to taste

something exotic and then I get

inspired!”

Richard: “Well it seems to be

working because your food does

taste exotic and what you are

serving does seem to stand out

from your competitors.”

Somar: “Thanks man. This was the

point as well, because I was in the

process of creating a totally new

concept, so I wanted it to taste and

feel different. I am a very social

person, I love to meet people and I

love to go travelling. I am used to

the nomadic lifestyle and I really

enjoy it to be honest. It keeps things

fresh and you learn a lot from new

cultures.”

“I wanted the whole concept to stand out

and feel different. When you come here,

for example, we don’t have waiters

serving you. Instead we explain what is

on the menu and then give you a pen. You

can tick the boxes of what you want on

the menu and then give it to us. Of course

we have waiters to serve the food, but

the attention is not focused on the client

all the time, rather it is about letting the

client feel comfortable and relaxed as if

they were at home.”

“The attention of the main energy is on

the food and the experience for the

clients. We like to joke and play a lot with

our clients to break the ice and have fun

with them. We like people to come here

and enjoy their time with us!”

Richard: “So you are relaxed about the

way people can eat the food as well?”

Somar: “Yes, it’s sandwiches, starters and

salads. So the salad you can eat with a

fork, the starters you can eat with bread

and dip it into a sauce and the sandwiches,

well you just eat that with your hands man!”

“It’s like a lot of friends all hanging out

together in a very casual place having fun. I

notice that a lot of clients start mingling

together even though they aren’t sitting on

the same table. If it was very formal and

luxurious they most probably wouldn’t dare

to do that, but here the vibe of the place just

invites people to open up and chat with their

neighbours.”

“At the far end there is a social area with

high tables and stools. It’s really setup for

people who want to meet new people and

share conversations whilst have their

dinner. Valencia is special in that way as it is

a very social city and people like to relax and

enjoy their food before they move on to

their next destination.”

Richard: “Actually, in a small space you have

a lot of different options you can offer

customers, from a social bar area, to a more

individual relaxed area, to the outdoor

terraced area and even a take-away

service!”


Somar: “Yes! And I try to get things

organised here so I can serve food

quickly and within people’s

expectations. I really like it that when

people come here for a take-away

they can normally get it freshly

cooked within about 5 or 10 minutes

depending on what they order, so they

can get home quickly to enjoy it after a

hard days work for example.”

Richard: “So what type of customers

come here?”

Somar: “They are really nice people

actually. Mainly Spanish and expats,

conscious people who are really

considerate. They are generally really

nice people who appreciate what we

do!”

Richard: “Can you tell me how to

pronounce the name of your

business?”

Somar: “The name means a lot to me,

it is ‘Zaitune’ which means the olive

tree. For people who come from the

Mediterranean, it is more like a sacred

tree as we see it everywhere in our

region. Olives and olive oil are a key

ingredient in all our food dishes.”

Richard: “Yes, it’s what connects everything

together.”

Somar: “Exactly! The oil and the tree itself,

has a spiritual and symbolic meaning as well.

It can also live for about 3,000 years, so I

have a lot of respect for it. And lastly, it

connects the whole Mediterranean region.”

Richard: “Yes, at the very start of this

interview you were talking about your roots

and how important that is to your business

and now here we are at the end of it talking

about the olive tree and the name Zaitune. It

all fits together perfectly!”

Somar: “Yes, thanks man for seeing that!”

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We specialize in a fusion of homemade

Mediterranean food with a different touch from the Middle East and all at very economic prices.

Address: Zaitune, c/Centelles 18, 46006, Valencia

Telephone: 963201136 Email: kircobrothers@gmail.com

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Ode to extracted

tooth

written by Philip David

I’m disappointed.

You gave up without a struggle.

Two tweaks and a twist was all it took

And we were struck asunder.

60 odd years I fed you,

brushed you twice a day.

You felt the tongues of lovers

Heard my whispered words.

You ground down scrunched lunches across the world

For 50 years I denied you flesh and bone.

It was the stone in the brown rice did you in.

Now you lie blooded on the dentist’s desk

An elephant tusk.

50 effing euros you cost me to be rid

But thanks...you never did let the bastards...

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ECO

ONE THE THINGS THAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING THE FOUNDER OF COMMUNITY SPIRIT

FRIENDLY

AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID JAMES FOUNDER OF TIERRA DELICADA

VALENCIA IS THAT I GET TO MEET SO MANY INTERESTING AND INSPIRING PEOPLE

WHO ARE HAVING THE COURAGE TO SETUP A NEW LIFE HERE IN VALENCIA.

IN 2014, DAVID JAMES MOVED FROM ENGLAND TO VALENCIA. HE’S BEEN WRITING

ARTICLES FOR THIS E-MAGAZINE FOR A NUMBER OF MONTHS NOW AND HIS MOST

RECENT ARTICLE WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL AND TOUCHING PIECE ABOUT THE

PASSING OF HIS BEST FRIEND ‘GIZMO’. SETTING UP A NEW LIFE INVOLVES MANY

DIFFERENT THINGS AND SOME PEOPLE ALSO CHOOSE TO SET UP THEIR OWN

BUSINESSES AS WELL.

SO I WAS DELIGHTED WHEN DAVID AGREED TO BE INTERVIEWED ABOUT HIS ECO-

FRIENDLY SKINCARE BUSINESS, KNOWN AS TIERRE DELICADA.


Richard: “That’s good! Can you explain

out at first, but they

THE INTERVIEW

the benefits of using your toothpaste

products?”

eventually get used to

it. Whether it is

Richard: “What products do you offer

which are good for skin care?”

David: “Well, there are two different types

of toothpaste products, Dr Bronner’s

toothpaste or shower

gel, the extensive

foaming of these

David: “Aside from the toothbrushes and

toothpaste all the products are directed

towards skin care, the Suma soaps

particularly. As a person with relatively

crappy skin I have always looked to these

products to help me not explode into full

blown eczematic rage. One of my regular

customers marvels at the fact that

although, for years, she has suffered from

dried hands, my Suma soaps have helped

give them moisture.”

Toothpaste, aimed at adults, and Jack’n’Jill

Toothpaste which is for children.”

“The Dr Bronner’s toothpaste has no

synthetic detergent foaming agents, is

fluoride-free, vegan and cruelty-free, with

no artificial colours, flavours,

preservatives, or sweeteners. None of

these omissions detract from the benefits

you would find with every other

toothpaste. However, by removing typical

ingredients like SLS (Sodium Lauryl

products doesn’t mean

they are cleaning you

better. In fact, the

bubbles and foaming

do very little. They just

make it easier to clean

off, not allowing for the

product to deep clean

and do the job it is

supposed to be doing.”

“The Jack’n’Jill

Interview by Richard T. Voller.

Richard: “And why do you recommend

using these products?”

David: “The Suma soaps are handcrafted

using a blend of olive oil, coconut oil, and

shea butter, and retain all the soap's

naturally released glycerine. The bars are

individually boxed in plastic-free

packaging. They are free from parabens,

SLS and palm oil. They are Vegan, BUAV

approved, and cruelty-free.”

Sulfate) and Fluoride it stands out as a

much healthier option. SLS, whether in

soaps or toothpastes, can have a

detrimental effect on sensitive skin and

gums. A lot of tap water and products

made using tap water contain fluoride to

varying degrees. Too much fluoride can

cause dental fluorosis, a permanent

staining of teeth. Fluoride is also

poisonous if swallowed. Obviously, it is

never a good idea to swallow toothpaste

by any account but considering the fact

toothpaste, an

Australian product, is

fluoride free, sugar

free, colour free, SLS

free, has no artificial

preservatives, and is

gluten free. Parents

constantly worry about

what is good for their

children and tend to be

vigilant about what

they introduce their

“Over the next few months I will be

introducing a wider range of soaps from

manufacturers like Faith in Nature. I want

to try and keep the prices as low as

possible, challenging price hikes of some

other companies that charge outrageous

prices for products with exactly the same

ingredients.”

that fluoride treated water can be found

in our taps and many products, it is

always beneficial to find products that

don’t contain it, thus reducing the amount

you digest.”

“One of the typical comments I get about

the toothpaste is that it is weird that it

doesn’t foam up. It really freaks people

children to. Pair this

with some children’s

reluctance to brush or

have their teeth

brushed, Jack’n’Jill

toothpaste flavours,

made with organic,

natural flavours like

strawberry and banana

help make the process

less of a challenge.”


Richard: “Do you offer a special range for

“Come September I am

Richard: “Wow!! I want to try some of

that! Ok, so what hair care products do

you offer and what are their healing

properties?”

children? If so, what are the benefits of

this range for kids?”

David: “Children are a tough one and you

must be extra careful. Most parents are

looking to start a doorto-door

delivery service

in the Valencia area.

People can make

orders for a minimum

Interview by Richard T. Voller.

David: “The Faith in Nature shampoos

and conditioners are a firm favourite.

They come in a range of scents, and each

have their own unique benefits. Seaweed

strengthens the hair, Chocolate helps with

volume, Tea Tree is an antiseptic, great if

you spend a lot of time around children

who are susceptible to lice, as well as

healing the scalp. All of the products have

suggested hair types from dry to normal

to oily but the more profound healing

properties vary with the ingredients, of

course. If you have an issue that you

would like to attend to, I would

recommend doing some research.”

“There are a lot of companies out there

whose products contain ingredients that

promise to heal, revitalise and add

volume to hair. However, these products

can also contain some very damaging

ingredients, both to the individual and the

environment, and over time people

realise the unsustainability of these

“miracle” products.”

justifiably cautious about what products

they feed, and put on to, their kids.

Although I have complete faith in the

products I sell, I would encourage parents

to read the ingredients of all of my

products and ensure they are safe for

their children. I discussed, in depth,

possible implications with the mother of

one of my students. Her 8-year-old son

was having some skin irritations on his

face. After said discussion she bought the

product, Dr Bronner’s 4 in 1 sugar soap,

and I am happy to say that his skin issue

was resolved.”

“The main products that are child

orientated are the Jack n Jill toothbrush

and toothpastes, non scented sugar soap,

and bamboo toothbrushes. All of the

products I sell are safe for children but if

you have any doubts please research or

ask me.

Richard: “How can customers purchase

your products?”

of €20 which I will hand

deliver to them, as well

as bring products that

they may have an

interest in so they may

touch, smell, taste (no,

not taste) them. I am

also hoping to be

working with some

amazing people to

deliver their wares to

people’s doors. These

include Jams, sauces,

jewellery, homemade

soaps, lip balms and

much more. Anyone

interested can go on to

my website and sign

up for the newsletter. I

will also be setting up a

facebook page and

whatsapp group to

give as much

accessibility as possible

to prospective clients

and the producers of

“Next month I am hoping to stock bars of

shampoo as a way to cut down on

plastics. I have been told by many how

amazing they are, and I have no reason to

doubt my sources, but I want to check it

out for myself.”

David: “I currently have a website, all the

contact details are in the advert at the

end of this article, actually you can tap on

it and it will link directly to my website

which has all the info about each

product.”

these fantastic

products.

Richard: “I am curious,

why did you decide to

set up this business?”


Interview by Richard T. Voller.

David: “I have been using Suma and Faith

in Nature products for years. I vividly

remember the ethical shop that I first

discovered Suma soaps. You could buy

four 45g bars of soaps for 4 pounds.

Since then prices have risen but I always

found these products to be quite

affordable, and their mission statement

and quality always made it a worthwhile

purchase for me.”

“At the start of this year I started thinking

about setting up a company. I wanted

something that would be sustainable and

would contribute in some way. I’d thought

about rastros or something to do with

reclamation. I continue to have an idea of

an “English” space, somewhere where

children from low income families could

come and learn English. I looked at

logistics, I wrote to AMPA, but all the

information I received yielded no or costly

results. Finally, I settled on the idea of

creating a company that would try to

make organic products more affordable.”

“Organic, Vegan, Natural, Fair Trade and

Sustainable, to name but a few, have

always been buzz words that have

allowed companies to charge extortionate

prices for their products. It makes no

sense to me, other than greed, to hock a

product with some or all of the qualities

named above, and then charge ridiculous

prices for it. What good are you doing if

only a select few can afford it?”

“I researched the cost of the products here in

Spain and was dismayed at the prices. I knew that

I could do better. Money isn’t the driving force for

me. I want something that is sustainable,

agreeable and affordable.”

Richard: “So I am curious now, just to round

things off, what is your mission?”

David: “My mission, I guess, is to change a

mindset that is prevalent in contemporary society.

People always ask why the price of organic

products is so high, but not a lot of people ask

why the products they buy are so cheap. People

see the prices and don’t look at the ingredients, or

else they choose to ignore them. If I can find a

middle ground where people would be happy to

throw a few extra pennies at quality products

rather than begrudgingly hand over their hard

earned pay, then my mission is accomplished.”


WHEN DOES

COOKING FOOD

BECOME

HEALTHIER FOR

YOUR MIND,

BODY AND SOUL?

An interview with Lia Escrig, macrobiotic teacher and

consultant, a private chef and a yoga teacher.

Whenever I look in the mirror, I am very happy to see what

is staring back at me, even though my hair is grey now. But

as I creep to 50 years old, I do notice that I don’t have as

much energy as I used to have, and the aches and pains last

a bit longer than they used to! So instead of getting into

the comfort zone mentality and thinking that this is normal

for this age, I decided that it’s time for a big lifestyle

change.

At the moment, I am more aware about my health and

what I am eating. I really don’t want to be having too much

caffeine, alcohol, refined sugar, white flour and processed

foods. It doesn’t make me feel good. Now the problem is

that as my life is changing, I don’t know what to eat any

more! My recipes are getting a bit boring and I know that

food is medicine for my body, but I just don’t know how to

prepare it and cook it to have the best results. So instead

of worrying and procrastinating about it, I thought I’d

contact a friend, Lia Escrig is a macrobiotic teacher and

consultant, a private chef and a yoga teacher. I met her

food

matters

through the Warrior Up to Win team a few months ago.

Lia studied at the Kushi Institute in Becket Massachusetts,

USA, and at the IME Institute Macrobiotics in Spain, also

with Simone Kitchen in Amberes, Belgium. She has studied

Dynamic Yoga with Godfrey Devereux and Jose Luis

Cabezas and Hatha Yoga Training in Wild Mountain Yoga,

California.

THE INTERVIEW

Richard: “So today we are going to learn about

Macrobiotics with Lia. Some people are unsure about what

macrobiotics are, so can you explain?”


Lia: “The essence of macrobiotics comes from Japan. It

comes from years of observation within the body and

nature, how it is all connected and there is also a lot of

philosophy behind it too. Macrobiotics means Long and

Stable Life. The knowledge of everything has an effect

on our body and in our minds. When you are more

aware of that, it is easier to choose what feels better for

you. So with macrobiotics, you have more knowledge

about the properties and energy of the food and that

gives you more freedom to choose what is better for

you. It’s important to have as less processed food as

possible. Best to have whole grains, veggies, legumes,

fruits, seeds, nuts and seaweed, pickles, etc.”

Richard: “So what is the focus when people want to eat

healthy food?”

Lia: “The thing is that each person is different, so every

person has to focus on different things, it really depends

on the condition and lifestyle of the person. But the

basis is to eat more whole grains, legumes, and veggies

Lia: “Yes, it helps you to build up your immune system as it

works throughout the whole of your body because everything is

connected.”

and try to eat fewer fats and sugars.”

Richard: “Is this why you are offering this coaching service for

Richard: “So what do you take into consideration when

people in their homes now?”

you teach people about macrobiotics?”

Lia: “Yes, I have different offers, I can cook for them and teach

Lia: “It depends on what the person wants to learn.

Whether people want to know about the practical side

of cooking or whether they want to understand the

methods used as it is a holistic approach to cooking and

taking care of yourself.”

them how to cook and organize the kitchen, to do a special

menu for each person and/or the family. I can also do a coaching

macrobiotic session for what is best and it’s important to know

that I can do this online as well. I also offer yoga and meditation

classes as well.”

Richard: “Can macrobiotic cooking be a medicine for

Richard: “How long does it take in general?”

your body?”


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Lia: “It takes around 2 hours, but it depends on

the requirements of each person.”

Richard: “Can you explain how you teach people

to cook and organise their kitchen?”

Editor’s Note:

I am actually going to try out Lia’s 10 Day macrobiotic programme and

will be writing up my experience in the October issue of Community

Spirit Valencia for anyone who is interested and wants to discover

more.

Lia: “We first do a plan of what you would like to

learn and then I come to your house. During the

cooking lesson I will explain everything about

cooking and the properties of the food, how to

store it and re-use it again. But I can also do this

online via Skype for example.”

Richard: “Can you explain how you teach yoga

and meditation classes?”

Contact Lia:

Mobile: +34 610 38 89 17

Instagram @lia_deliziash

FB: dynamic yoga and macrobiotics with laia

Lia: “I teach dynamic yoga, it’s a method which

was created by Godfrey Devereux. It is that you

flow in movement with your breath. It is a deep

practice which helps you to connect better with

yourself. At the same time it calms you, and

helps you to be more aware.”

Richard: “Can you tell us some more about the

workshops you offer?”

Lia: “I teach workshops in different health food

stores and restaurants, but I can also teach in

people’s homes. I do workshops for individuals

and for groups and you can check on my

Instagram and Facebook accounts for more

information.”

Richard: “So if someone wants to experience

your 10 Day macrobiotic programme, how do

they do that?”

Lia: “Ok, first of we have to meet in-person or it

can be done online, but we have a holistic

Consultation so I can get to know you,

understand your general habits and lifestyle, so I

can help you. I advise that you do it for at least

10 days to feel the benefits.”


El Cabanyal: autopsy of an atypical district

begun to develop its charm and soul: the main streets

This is the story of an unusual district, it is located near

offer an alignment of houses with multicolored facades

the port and the beach of Valencia: the famous

which makes us think of renovated and sometimes

Cabanyal, once a simple fishing village, an ignored

ultra-modern and luxurious interiors… all this 5 minutes

maritime zone, despised by a majority, but which today

from the beach. As a result, new shops and pleasant

takes its revenge with a charismatic, cosmopolitan and

restaurants have also set up, and they also contribute

unusual aspect.

to making it a pleasurable district where life is already

satisfying... And yet a few years ago, El Cabanyal had

A neighborhood without history?

to be largely razed to make some place for the

It should also be said that The Cabanyal has always

extension of Avenida Blasco Ibañez and modern

had a sulphurous reputation... open-air drug

buildings, however they counted on the resistance of

supermarkets of all kinds, squatted in more than

the inhabitants and political opponents, who fought

inhabited, the population who lived there until then

hard to abort this project which was so dear to the

made it a zone of lawlessness where insecurity and

former municipal majority of Rita Barbera.

insalubrity fought to be the most famous… however,

things have changed, time has passed… The cursed

No future?

neighborhood seen by some as decadent is now

But the rebirth of this district remains extremely slow

perceived as a trendy neighborhood, object of

and very limited in the ,number of streets or square

unprecedented real estate speculation.

kilometers because except for these few areas which

have been revamped in recent years (with a clear

Some years ago, a few “guiris” set their sight on a

acceleration for 2 years), some areas are frightening

number of charming houses, which they bought for

because the level of dilapidation and insalubrity,

practically nothing, and since then a few urban

compete with cities of the Third World. This strange

improvement works have been financed and carried

cohabitation leaves the visitor stunned, as he changes

out by the town hall, the neighborhood has really

pavements, he does not only cross the street, but move

to a contrasting ambiance.


As a result, usually streets like Reina, Barraca or Calle

Mediterráneo are the only ones who attract visitors

and where prices are peaking! From single to double or

triple in only 5 years and 90% of these purchases are

made by foreigners, usually French, English, German or

Belgian, who invest, either to have a temporary

accommodation (while renting it via Airbnb to make it

profitable), or to live a peaceful retirement. But the

massive number of foreigners who have the means to

pay without borrowing are seen as a threat for

Valencians who also desire to acquire a property in this

area: if they want to buy a house with a mortgage, for

example at 150 000 euros, the real value of the

property will be estimated by an expert at much less,

80 000 for example, and therefore the credit they will

obtain will often be insufficient for them.

million euros released in 2017 by the Valencia City

Council and the European Union to finance

rehabilitation projects and come to the aid of marginal

families should, therefore, allow hope for improvement.

The Cabanyal as a whole may then become an

enchanting district in which foreign residents,

Valencians and tourists passing by can cohabitate.

written by

L a u r e n c e L e m o i n e

www.valencia-expat-services.com

As for the other part of Cabanyal, also known as

"Zona Cero", those who are audacious and patient are

beginning to take an interest in it: within a few years

these streets should finally be the object of serious

investments in urban development, which are certainly

slow, but which will sooner or later enable this place to

put an end to drugs, squatters and insalubrity. The 30


travel: Car Rentals at Valencia

Airport

Sometimes it can be a real hassle finding the right car rental company

to pick when you arrive in a different country. So rather than you

having to do all the guesswork, we asked a number of different car

rental companies a few questions. In this issue, we put the spotlight

on Europcar.

1. Where are you located?

We are located at Valencia Airport arrivals.

7. What is the minimum age for renting a car from your company?

The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21 years and more than 1 year with

the driving license. However, drivers under the age of 25 will be charged

a young driver fee.

8. Do you have any special offers on this summer?

We have local promotional rates based on the time, demand and

availability.

2. How do people get to the Car Pickup point? e.g. Is there a shuttle

bus?

The parking is just in front of the terminal.

3. Do your staff speak English?

Our agents speak English, French, Italian, and German.

4. What are your opening and closing times?

We are open from Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 24:00 pm and

on Sundays from 8:00 pm to 24:00 pm.

9. What is your deposit policy? And how much refundable deposit do

people have to pay?

Up to compact group, you can make the deposit in cash of 300€ and from

this category, customers must present a valid credit card.

10. Do you have offers for people who want to rent out cars long-term?

Yes we have special rates and promotional offers for long-term rentals

where the customer can choose his agreement duration, without

permanence, 24h/365 days a year road assistance and the mileage and

attributes they need.

5. Do you have a loyalty scheme for regular customers and what are

the benefits?

Our loyalty program, Privilege, rewards customers who usually rent

cars with Europcar. Depending on the frequency of your rentals and

the number of rental days, we have different Privilege levels where

you can receive a 10€ voucher, a free rental weekend or a free car

model upgrade.

6. What is the minimum number of days that a customer can rent a

car for?

The customer can rent a car for days, weeks, months, even years. We

adapt to the customer's needs.

11. Do you have different price ranges for each model or is it fixed?

We have different prices depending on the category, and within the

categories, there are several models.

12. Do you have electric cars in your rental car portfolio?

Yes, we have electric and hybrid vehicles.

13. Do you offer prestigious car rentals?

We have the category of Selection with top brand vehicles with the best

technical features and a personalized attention that once you try it, you

will not want another one.

.

Richard T. Voller

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graduated as a singer

Stephanie

the Art & Entertainment College

from

Amsterdam (known as PACT

in

in 2013.

Amsterdam)

afterwards she started to

Soon

music workshops and

create

parties. As well as giving a

birthday

of workshops at schools and

lot

she was also doing gigs

daycares,

writing songs, but she knew

and

was something missing. And

there

feeling would eventually bring

that

2015, she went to Mallorca where

In

worked as a kids entertainer and

she

decided to come to Valencia and

she

her business ‘Sing & Swing with

setup

which is a perfect

Stephanie’

of making music and

combination

with kids. Community Spirit

working

got to meet up with Stephanie

Valencia

her home in Russafa, to discover more

at

her wonderful project for our next

about

“It was when I was a kids

Stephanie:

working in Mallorca. I had

entertainer

big revelation that I really wanted to

this

working with kids because I

continue

music

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Sing and Swing with Stephanie

interviewed by Richard T. Voller

I had this big revelation that

I really wanted to continue

working with kids because

I really love them.

generation.

THE INTERVIEW

“When did you get a feeling

Richard:

you would love working with kids?”

that

her to Valencia.

absolutely loved it! And from there

really love them.”


Richard: “When did you start Sing & Swing with

“I started in April 2018. I combined

Stephanie:

the things I learned through my experience

all

the past 5 years. Music, dance & English

over

lessons.”

Richard: “Did you do lots of planning to make

“No it just happened. I had made

Stephanie:

contacts with mums on my previous visit

some

this time I just asked around if people might

and

interested in attending classes like this.

be

thought it was very new and liked the

Everyone

so I went ahead and it worked!”

concept,

Richard: “How do the classes work?”

“It’s a group activity. We sing,

Stephanie:

play with musical instruments and play

dance,

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I might wake up in the morning and think that I didn’t feel that well, but when I started to work with the kids I

“Sometimes

feel amazingly good! I got a lot of energy from them and I really enjoyed it! It made me so happy. Then I realised

would

related games, together with the parents. The classes are

music

related to a topic. In this way, kids easily learn English through

always

It strengthens the bond between the parents and the child,and

music.

has a very strong impact on the social/emotional impact of the kids

it

Richard: “At that age they are taking in a lot of information, aren’t

Stephanie: “Yes, exactly! I think up until the age of 3 years old, that is

only three years in your life that you learn the most. That is why I

the

it is best to start my classes as early as possible.”

think

Richard: “How do they respond to you as being a music teacher?”

“It’s very simple. They just start moving or clapping their

Stephanie:

It has a huge impact on them already just by listening. If we do

hands.

like ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’, then I encourage the

songs

to help their kids by showing them what to do.”

parents

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that I just have to work with kids.”

Stephanie?”

and it really stimulates the musical and linguistic growth.”

they?”

this happen?”

other


"Well, my parents always took

the time to play with us. I went

to a very open-minded school,

they did a lot of creative things.

Actually, I started dancing and

singing when I was three years

old! Almost every week I

wanted to do singing and

dancing and I wanted to be on

the stage! I just loved to express

myself. My parents always

allowed us to do this because

they believed you have to do

what you love!"

STEPHANIE WIENDELS


SWING AND SING WITH

INTERVIEW

STEPHANIE

“I remember a few months ago working with a baby

who was 9 months old. After two classes he started to

clap his hands. Even though it seems like they can’t do

anything, it is not true."

"So it is a group activity, you can either choose to do a

single class but the thing is that the classes are about

teaching the kids English and if you want to learn

something new then you have to repeat it and repeat

it, so it’s best to do the classes all year around.”

Richard: “At what age do kids normally start

speaking?”

Stephanie: “Most children speak their first words

between 10 to 14 months of age. Although they can’t

fully speak a language yet, you can see that they

understand it in their responses to you... For example,

when I say, ‘Can you find the blue shark?’ after a few

classes they can get the blue shark for me, so they can

understand even though they can’t speak yet.”

Richard: “So I am curious, are you mainly teaching

Spanish kids English or are you teaching English kids

English?”

Stephanie: “Most of the parents who are coming are

native English speakers, but it is also a music/dance

class so it is good for the overall development of the

child. And I think that learning has to be fun, it is an

adventure for kids.”

Richard: “Is this how you learned when you were a

kid?”

Stephanie: “Well my parents always took the time to

play with us. I went to a very open-minded school, they

did a lot of creative things. Actually, I started dancing

and singing when I was three years old! Almost every

week I wanted to do singing and dancing and I wanted

to be on the stage! I just loved to express myself. My

parents always allowed us to do this because they

believed you have to do what you love!”

Richard: “It’s funny that there is a theatre school right

next door to where you live here!”

Richard: “OK, so tell me about the ‘Swing’ … what sort of

music do you play for the kids?”

Stephanie: “Basically very popular English songs. There are a

lot of nursery rhymes which are very old fashioned and use

difficult English language so I try to find music which is easier,

like ‘Wheels on the Bus’ or ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and

Toes’. Things that I am pretty sure almost everybody knows.”

“The more I repeat tunes and songs, the more it gives the kids

a feeling of safety and comfort as they start to recognize and

remember them. I also use a lot of objects in the classes like

animals, musical instruments, a parachute. Making it visual

really helps with the learning process. So after 3 or 4 weeks, I

do a few new songs and sometimes I repeat other songs

depending on what works for the group.”

Richard: “How long do the courses last for?”

Stephanie: “It is a 45 minute class. If you really enjoy the

classes, then you can join for as many as you want over

however many years you want to attend. I work with themes

and all of the seasons. Also, it doesn’t matter when you join in

because most of the songs are easy, you’ll remember them

pretty quickly.”

Richard: “So how often do you do it in the week?”

Stephanie: “I mostly do it on mornings and afternoons each

week at different locations. The list of the different locations

and days is in the box next to this article.”

Richard: “OK, so how much does it cost?”

Stephanie: “Well you can buy a card for 10 classes and there

is no time limit to it, so you can use it all year around. You can

buy 10 classes for Euro 100, and then if you bring 2 children it

is Euro 70 extra. So if you bring one child it is Euro 100 and if

you bring 2 children it is Euro 170. You get a stamp every

time you join a class, once the card is full you get the next

class for free. And if you bring a new mum and dad to the

class, then you get one class for free as well.”

"Then a single class is Euro 12. It’s very important to reserve

a spot, as I only allow a maximum of 8 kids, I want to give all

the kids the attention they deserve."

Stephanie: “Yes, that is true.”


SWING AND SING WITH

INTERVIEW

STEPHANIE

Richard: “And the parents bring their kids and they are

with them during the class?”

Stephanie: “Yes, that is very important. It is a bonding

experience, it is quality time with their kids. So we do

action songs as well, where the kids have to sit on their

lap or they have to walk around with them and dance.

So it is very important that they are with them,

especially important for the babies!!!”

[That made us laugh]

“Yes, it is a social class. That is why I allow babies from

8 months old to kids that are 4 years old. I believe that

everyone can help each other out. I don’t really believe

in rules about what kids can do at certain ages, I think

that you never know what kids are capable of doing

when you give them lots of love and encouragement."

Richard: “Well I think that it is wonderful that you are

encouraging kids to do this, just imagine what these

kids will achieve when they are older! Can you tell me

what your mission is with this project?”

Stephanie: “My mission is to be able to help kids to

express themselves, and to become beautiful,

confident and authentic people, and to know that they

can achieve anything they want too and that it should

be fun to learn. Yes, help them to have fun while they

are learning, that’s it!”

My contactdetails:

Telephone number: +34 6 52 58 53 15

Facebook: www.facebook.com/stephwiendels

E-mail: stephaniewiendels@gmail.com

You have to reserve a spot by sending me a message on

WhatsApp or by leaving a message on one of the event pages

on Facebook.

AUTUMN SCHEDULE

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TUESDAY AFTERNOONS at

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From 11/9 until 18/12

Time: 17.30 to 18.15

Age: 8 months to 4 year olds + parents

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS at

Imaginocity ☘

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Time: 10.00 to 10.45

Age: 8 months to 4 year olds + parents

THURSDAY MORNINGS at

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Time: 10.00 to 10.45

Age: 8 months to 4 year olds + parents

DUTCH CLASS THURSDAY AFTERNOONS

at Maui Learning Centre

From 13/9 until 20/12

Time: 17.45 to 18.30

Age: 8 months to 4 year olds + parents

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS at

Playground Art Center

From 14/9 until 21/12

Time: 17.30 to 18.15

Age: 8 months to 4 year olds + parents

On Monday and Wednesday afternoons, I teach my music

classes to older kids at Maui Learning Centre. This is without

the parents. We rotate every week, so on one day they will

have a music class and on the other day they will have

something different (arts & crafts, experiments, sports etc)

Please contact Lorena if you’re interested in that : +34 622

900 833

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International Health: Diabetes in India Finds a New

Cure that takes Just 3 Days

Exclusive interview with Dr Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury from India

Dr. Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury is causing a storm in

Asia with his out-of-the-box approach for living a

healthier life. He is encouraging people to become

their own doctor and take responsibility for their own

health, simply by changing their mindset and eating a

healthier fruit and vegetable diet, rather than eating

processed foods, meat and dairy products.


Interviewed by Richard T. Voller

He is a globally renowned Indian medical

nutritionist, specialising in a selfdeveloped

method for ‘Diabetes Type I

and Type II cure in 72 hours’ and a

critically acclaimed author of the best

selling book with the same name. He has

also written over 25 books on Memory,

Mind & Body, published in 18 Indian

languages, including Hindi, English,

Marathi, Nepali, Bengali and Telugu. He

has been critically acclaimed for his

pioneering role in exposing the major

medical frauds,and laying bare the

unethical medical practices of leading

cardiologists, physicians, and the corrupt

government agencies complicit from the

profiteering. Widely referred to as the

‘Memory Man,’ Dr. Biswaroop specializes

in memory enhancement techniques and

the science of food as medicine. His

personal interests include medical

nutrition, reversal & cure of lifestyle

diseases including Diabetes Mellitus.

THE INTERVIEW:

Richard: “Why is the allopathy medical

community not focused on curing

diseases?”

Richard: “That is important to understand because people

think that allopathy medicine is designed to help people and

cure them of their illnesses, don’t they?”

Dr. Biswaroop: “Yes, but in actual practice, it is just a profit

making business.”

Richard: “So you think people are being lied to basically?”

Dr. Biswaroop: “Yes. The important thing to understand here

is that the body of any human being or animal is not designed

for any medicine. When you see the biochemistry of the body,

the liver is designed to stop any kind of chemical. So our body

is not designed for medicine. It has to heal on its own! Don’t

interfere with the body’s mechanism. That’s how I think about

it.”

Richard: “So this is turning the pharmaceutical industry on its

head by saying that we can heal ourselves. So how is the best

way to help the body to heal itself? ”

Dr. Biswaroop: “As we all know, the body has its own immune

system. The immune system recognises the nutrition that goes

into the body in its natural state. So the only thing is eat, get

some sunlight and rest… think positive. The body can do the

work the best in crisis and in normal life also.”

Richard: “What is your mission and intention with your

medical work?”

Dr Biswaroop: “They are a profit making

venture, it is just a business. Business

cannot be done with a healthy person

and it cannot be done with a dead

person. But it can be done with people

who are alive and sick.”

Dr. Biswaroop: “My mission is to encourage everyone to be

their own Doctor. For healing ourselves we should not be

dependant on someone else. We should be our own

mechanic, our own engineer, our own doctor. I believe we can

all have a life journey of at least 100 years on this planet when

we take care of ourselves and become our own doctor. So

think of yourself like a new car we were given at birth, but in

the middle of the journey something happens to it, so we

should have a little bit of knowledge of how to fix it.”


Richard: “So what is your medical

background and experience?”

Dr Biswaroop: “I completed my Post

Graduation in Diabetes Education from

International Diabetes Federation,

Belgium, and got a specialization in

Nutritional China Studies from Cornell

University, USA, and later completed my

Doctorate in Public Health from Vietnam.

But I believe that the most important

qualification is that I have had until now

about 20,000 patients I have seen. That

experience is much more valuable than

those academic qualifications.”

Richard: “Yes I agree, life experience

and healing people is the most

important thing. So can you tell me

about your practice in India?”

Dr Biswaroop: “Yes, this is my office

here about 10 km from New Delhi. We

have a virtual diabetes school, so I don’t

encourage my patients to come and

meet me. I tell them to stay at home

wherever you are and connect with me

through Skype. We monitor the patient,

we prescribe them a diet while they are

staying at their home, they are getting

cured and they are getting off medicine.”

“So we have patients from all over the

world.”

Richard: “And I see that you are doing

events? Can you tell me about what you

do at your events?”

Dr. Biswaroop: “Yes, twice a month we have a training

programme for the masses. Where we invite the ordinary

people and I train them how to be their own Doctor. For

example, their temperature is high, their blood sugar is

high, etc, so in those circumstances what are the steps to

take? To relieve yourself from the pain and find a cure.

That is the training we do.”

“I put a video recording in my posts so people can benefit

even if they don’t come to the events.”

Richard: “Ok, so you can help people in Europe then, well,

anywhere with an internet connection?”

Dr. Biswaroop: “Yes, and we also have a centre in

Switzerland, in Zurich. So I will be in Zurich on 30th

August this year. I am traveling a lot actually, I will be out

of the country for 15 days!”

Richard: “Why is diabetes such a big problem in India or

in Asia?”

Dr. Biswaroop: “I believe that out of all the medical

conditions, Diabetes is the Number 1 problem. Not only a

health issue, it is also an economic issue, it is a social

issue and it is a political issue. I’ll explain, Diabetes in a

medical term means high sugar in your blood. Diabetes is

not given the status of a disease, it only means high sugar

in your blood. For example, high blood pressure, if I run

right now and you check my blood pressure, it will be 200

x 100. High blood pressure. When your blood sugar is

high, there is a kind of metabolism in your body leading to

that high blood sugar. Even if you have had Diabetes for

the last three decades, within 3 days you can bring the

blood sugar back to a normal rate. It is not a chronic

illness, it is not an illness which you have to live with for

the rest of your life.”


“With some simple changes, you can bring down the

blood sugar within 3 days! You just take out the

excess sugar from the body and you become normal

again, and that is what I teach to my clients. If you

want, in one minute I can teach you as well?”

Richard: “Yes, please!”

Dr. Biswaroop: “Yes, very simple only 2 RULES to

remember!”

“Number 1 - You cannot remain a diabetic patient.”

“Number 2 - If you are already taking some medicine,

within the 3 days you need to taper down the

medicine, taper down the insulin if you don’t do that

your blood sugar will be too low. People may even

die.”

“And there are 3 Steps:

Step 1: Decide to eat only fruits in the morning. Any

fruits that you like, you may want to eat mango,

banana, grapes, apples, oranges. Basically, any fruit

which is locally available.”

“The quantity is very important. 100 grams of all the

kinds of fruits. You must eat 700 grams or more, it is

better if you eat more of course! If you eat less than

700 grams then it is just food for your body, but if it

is more than 700 grams then it becomes medicine

for your body. That’s important to remember.”

“So the more you eat the better your sugar will be

under control. This is something in contrast to what

you have been hearing about diabetes. But the truth

is that blood sugar is controlled by eating a large

number of fruits. So that is Step 1, which means that

until 12 noon you are not allowed to eat anything

else! No tea, no coffee, no noodles, no bread. Just

fruits and fruits!!”

“Step 2 is that when you sit for lunch or when you sit for

dinner, always sit with two plates for you. The first plate

you can have 4 types of vegetables of your own choice

and which you can eat raw. For example, tomato,

cucumber, radish, carrot, etc. The quantity depends upon

your body weight. In my case 70kg x 5 times is 350 grams

or more of raw vegetables.”

“Step 3. Now you have finished the first plate, you can eat

the food on the second plate. That is conventional home

cooked food which you have been eating since your

childhood. Anything, pasta, noodles, rice, bread!”

Richard: “What sort of quantity?”

Dr. Biswaroop: “Any quantity you want! But you are only

allowed to eat it once you have finished the first plate.”

Richard: “Gosh that reminds me of being at school again!”

Dr. Biswaroop: “I know what is going on in your mind!

You are thinking that if you eat that much on the first

plate, you won’t be able to eat anything on your second

plate. But the truth is that in the first 3 days you might

feel full by eating plate one, but by the 4th day, the more

you eat on plate one, the more hungry you will feel. Your

appetite will increase. Your metabolism will increase. And

your ability to eat food will also increase. The only rule

that I say is, avoid eating meat and dairy products. So no

milk, no butter, no cheese, no eggs on the second plate.”

“So remember this is the same rule for lunch and dinner.”

“So Step 3 is what not to eat. So that is NO ANIMAL FOOD

and NO BAD FOOD.”

Richard: “Processed food?”


Dr. Biswaroop: “Yes, so if you follow these three

rules, within 3 days your blood sugar is bound to

come down and you have to really taper down the

medication. And remember with this method, you

cannot remain a diabetic patient. This will cure you

very quickly.”

Richard: “That is very good news! So who can

people trust now if their allopathy doctors are not

telling them the truth about these medical conditions

and many other conditions?”

Dr. Biswaroop: “People have to be their own Doctor.

So they survive and live healthily and die healthy.”

Editor’s Note:

When you speak with Dr. Biswaroop and read his

books on Diabetes you can see the vast amount of

research that has gone into his work and you start to

become aware of the major medical frauds going on

in this world. It’s quite shocking really!

Dr. Biswaroop is certainly helping the masses to

become more aware of how the body works and how

we can heal ourselves to lead a happier and healthier

life.

For more information, please visit:

https://biswaroop.com

Richard: “OK, well it’s been wonderful talking with

you and thank you for being so compassionate and

caring about humanity.”

Dr. Biswaroop: “Thank you, Richard.”

Call: 962 324 478

www.ayurvedabybharatnegi.com

Ayurveda Lifestyle By Bharat Negi, C/Salamanca 12

L´Eliana, 46183, Valencia


THE

REAL

MEANING

OF

THE

ZODIAC

IN

MODERN

part two

TIMES


LIFE IS ENERGY. PROCESSES IN NATURE AND ALL PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF

ALL

ORGANISMS, INCLUDING HUMANS, ARE BASED ON THE SPECIFIC, UNIQUE INTERPLAY OF THE

LIVING

COMMON ENERGY PATTERNS. IN ASTROLOGY THESE ARE KNOWN AS FIRE, WATER, AIR AND

SAME

EVERYTHING IS MADE OF A MIXTURE (IN DIFFERENT PROPORTIONS) OF ALL FOUR. THE

EARTH.

ARE UNIVERSAL, PRESENT IN ALMOST ANY CULTURE AND TRADITION OF THE PAST, UNDER

SYMBOLS

NAMES AND SOMETIMES WITH SLIGHT MODIFICATIONS, BUT WITH THE SAME BASIC

DIFFERENT

MEANING.

written by radilina shanova

The Zodiac is the embodiment of the principle of energy interaction. It is an imaginary band surrounding our

planet and divided into 12 equal sectors. As the Earth travels on its course around the Sun in a year, it

consecutively reveals to the observer on the surface the 12 sections of space (the Sun from our position on

Earth appears to be located in one of the 12 signs every month, constantly moving to the next, counterclockwise).

The 12 signs are a manifestation of the 4 elements in 3 different styles of action (called MODES).

There are 3 fire, 3 air, 3 earth and 3 water signs, making up a total of 12. In a certain way, we can speak of 3

zodiacs, as the 4-fold pattern which marks the start of each season (spring – Aries, summer – Cancer, fall –

Libra and winter – Capricorn) is repeated twice more during the year in the periods between the Equinoxes and

the Solstices.

The 3 MODES of Energy Expression:

The elements themselves are quite broad categories of 4 general styles of adjustment and perception, but each

of them operates in one of 3 ways as what the Zodiac describes is, in fact, a cyclic process of growth – a new

form is being born, it grows up, matures and dies. Everything has its beginning, mid-period, and end and these 3

life phases require a different mode of activity if the cycle is to follow its natural path and all phases of

transformation it includes. And this cycle may be of the lifetime of any form of organized activity, be it a person

or a business organization. Anything which at some point appears, has its lifespan and then disappears or gets

modified. Thus, we have the MODES:

Cardinal: motion is straightforward – initiates, leads to new territories, expands the field of action

Fixed: motion in a circle – manages, controls and makes productive, sustains and develops over time

Mutable: motion in a spiral – combining the other two, brings change always at a higher level


Psychological Implication of the 4 Elements and the 3 Modes in Astrology

All 4 elements in their 3 modes exist in every person, but everyone is consciously more attuned to some and

less to others. There are also conflicting pairs, as well as mutually supportive, compatible energies. The

combinations are infinite, but the particular one we were born with (reflected in the sum total of factors in

our birth chart), puts a definite stamp on the way we would perceive the world and react on all kinds of life

situations. Our predisposition to one or several will suggest the specific way we feel about ourselves and our

approach to relationships.

Different energy patterns will imply areas of talent and skills, as well as others of struggle and sense of

inadequacy. The elements are thus the very substance of what both the body and mind are made of and the

study of the birth chart can show how we can make the best use of the energies we can tap on while balancing

the expression of those we are not so attuned to. There is a direct parallel between the meaning or the

Zodiac signs in astrology and the archetypes in Carl Jung’s depth psychology. Jung’s division of archetypes

into 4 groups (Intuition, Feeling, Sensation, and Thinking) also links to the characteristics of the 4 Elements.

The Element Fire – INTUITION

Masculine, active, assertive energy, characterized by spontaneity and vitality. It dwells in the world of

imagination and abstract future-oriented action. Fire can be speculative, gambling, unstable and capricious,

often highly detached from the material world and its demands. Living in a state of constant expectancy of

the next step on the road, bound by the need for constant motion and expansion. The whim of the moment

can push it in ever new directions, making it unreliable, but never boring.

The Element Water – FEELING

Feminine, passive, receptive energy, seeking to flow and merge. For all 3 signs, interpersonal relationships

are of major importance. Perception of life can be very subjective and judgment is often made on the basis of

how something or someone makes them FEEL. Water is emotional, subconscious and highly perceptive of

other people’s moods, also deeply sensitive and compassionate. Due to its dependence on intensive and

positive human contact, it can be clingy, fluctuating and unpredictable.

The Element Air – THINKING

Masculine, dynamic, mental energy, probing into the mechanisms of the intellect and operating through logic,

set frameworks and abstract ideas. Air signs work with information, exchange of thoughts and constant

communication are vital needs for them. It is the most human of all elements and the one associated with

reason and objectivity, often at the expense of the feeling function which here is very weak and difficult to

connect with.

The Element Earth – SENSATION

Feminine, grounded, practical and very physical. Earth lives in the world of material objects and tangible

reality. Only what can be perceived through the senses is regarded to be factual and worth accounting for.

Stable, reliable, sustaining and predictable, but often stubborn, slow to change and stuck in repeating

obsolete patterns. Can become depressive and cynical due to lack of positive intuition.


ARIES (CARDINAL FIRE) – its goal is to become more courageous and to strengthen his/her will, fighting battles of

all sorts under pressure from external forces. Moving forward into a new territory where it’s scary, unfamiliar and

risky and doing that in spite of fear. Being motivated to act with initiative and trust in the positive outcome of

future endeavors. Aims to put the past behind its back.

TAURUS (FIXED EARTH) – stabilization of the uncontrolled conquering impulse by demanding practical and

material realization of the new ideas, so a process of efficiency and productivity can be achieved. Utilizing

resources so they lead to some form of harvest at a later stage. Sustained labour for the sake of a tangible result

which is then to be used as a building block for personality.

GEMINI (MUTABLE AIR) – expansion of the personal sphere of operation and mobilizing of a new type of

resource – a wide field of contacts and information exchange. On a mission to gather as many details about the

immediate environment as possible and include them in his/her arsenal, so a sense of order in the mind is

eventually achieved. Through mental perception and adaptation, one seeks orientation and classification.

CANCER (CARDINAL WATER) – how I feel about myself and those closest to me, this question needs to find a

definite answer through painful soul-searching in conditions of great vulnerability. Personality tries to define its

roots and boundaries, so it can withstand the test of meeting the outer world with an open heart. A new direction

is again set, but this time leading inward to the depths of the psyche and the hidden world of the unconscious

which is to guide the way forward.

LEO (FIXED FIRE)– here fire is active, expressive, seeking a demonstration of its core energy in palpable,

registrable terms. Generosity and grandiose gestures need to receive adequate feedback. Talent and achievement

are to be appreciated and allowed to impress upon the environment and especially on other people. Fire needs to

be given a field to build and create with its own means.


VIRGO (MUTABLE EARTH) – corrections and re-evaluations have to be made to regulate the urge for expansion

and these stem from a sense of failure and inadequacy. Something in the process of materialization of the personal

potential has not worked out and there must now be a pause for reflection and then humble choice of a new

direction, implying discipline, learning from superiors and a readiness to take a new road beyond the individual

ego and towards equal relating.

LIBRA (CARDINAL AIR) – joining hands with others for the sake of the common good becomes a defined goal

which needs to be put to practice. Entering into relationships follows a compulsive feeling of it being the only

positive next step, as difficult as it may feel. The future is in mutual interrelatedness and air need to permeate

through all walls so far dividing people and force them to connect despite differences. And that is to be achieved

through air means – words in dialogue.

SCORPIO (FIXED WATER) – the dangerous journey into merging with another, especially the mate, has already

been taken. Now there must be and will result, positive and negative. The union will produce a new strength for

the parties or will shake them down to their roots if they are not prepared to work for a balanced union with all

compromises and sacrifices that it entails.

SAGITTARIUS (MUTABLE FIRE) – for change to be brought and for it to be effective and ubiquitous, the sphere of

operation has to be expanded in large scale, reaching out to foreign cultures, exotic concepts, philosophical ideas.

A dream for something larger than the individual person’s aspirations needs to be born and offered out as a

solution to the need of whole groups to move on to the next level and live together in harmony.

CAPRICORN (CARDINAL EARTH) – provided all previous levels have been passed successfully, the accumulated

resources and experiences would eventually crystallize and form a stable structure, a universal system of

organization which now sets the tone for the life of whole groups and societies. What has been built must be

preserved and for that to happen, a strong, resilient container should be used in the form of institutions of

authority and large managerial systems.

AQUARIUS (FIXED AIR) – the structure of the massive ‘house’ build by this point is now under review for design

imperfections, the proper functionality of services, quality of life of the people occupying it. These are all being

reassessed. Great scrutiny of the intellect is used to estimate the value of the building and if found defective, to

trigger quick reform and alterations. And even the most solid of structures gets old and derelict under the

pressure of time, calling for total renovation or demolition.

PISCES (MUTABLE WATER) – death or rebirth, only two options for change at the end of the cycle exist. It is now

important to SENSE which parts of the old are worth preserving and which ones must definitely be relinquished

without sentiment or regret. Only the essence must remain if the old house’s foundations are to be used to build a

new future in the next cycle of life.


COMMUNITY SPIRIT VALENCIA

Off-Grid Retreat for Sale


KNOWN AS HAPI ZEN BASED NEAR VALENICA

FORMERLY

PRICE: ERO 49,500 (OFFER WELCOME)

SALE

decided to sell my cozy 'off grid' cottage located on

I've

acre of land with stunning views of the mountains. It is

one

by fields of olive and almond trees as far as

surrounded

eye can see.

the

minutes drive from Chullila, famous for rock climbing,

10

just 40 mins drive from the city of Valencia, the

and

and the airport. 5 minutes drive to Villar del

beaches,

which has a supermarket, and all other essential

Arzobispo

for a couple who want to build a Retreat or would

Ideal

to pursue an off-grid grow your own lifestyle. It offers

like

cottage was built in 1962 and is 115m2 with two fairly

The

bedrooms (one looking out onto stunning views of

large

surrounding valley). There is a shower room with a sink,

the

a small connecting passageway. The main room is

with

is a small kitchen area off the main room. There is

There

porch at the front of the house with stunning views and

a

outside dining area at the back. There is also an

an

covered roof area at the back of the house,

outdoor

could be converted to make the house twice as

which

The walls are open, I use it for extra storage

large.

is plumbing running through the house for hot and

There

water to the toilet and shower room, and the

cold

There is a water deposit under the house which

kitchen.

rainwater from the roof or it can be filled by

collects

There are 4 solar pannels cemented to the roof

delivery.

an industrial professionally fitted battery and

and

land is approx 5,000 m2 and is on several terraces

The

flat land making it ideal for Retreat purposes. The

with

motorway passes by and there is also a cycle

CV-35

route.

are welcome, please contact Richard Voller for

Offers

info on: WhatApp 00 34 602.564.973 or email

more

I D E A L F O R R E T R E A T

HOUSE FOR SALE

amenities.

space.

converter which supply the house with free electricity.

total privacy, peace, and quietness of nature.

richard.voller @gmail.com

also living room and dinning room, with a wood burner.

Below is a photo gallery slideshow showing the property and the views.

You can click on the images to make them bigger.


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