Community Spirit, Feb 2019

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The theme of this issue is 'Love of Life!'
Topics cover health and well being, love sex and relationships, conscious parenting, cuture, arts and music, business matters, community news, and community projects in and around Valencia.

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FEBRUARY - 2019 / FREE / VALENCIA

THIS ISSUE!

DISCOVER ABOUT THE SEXXY SECRETS

OF VALENCIA!

MEET TINA FETITXE - HUMANS OF VALENCIA

COMMUNITY SPIRIT IS ON THE MOVE!

NEXT GENERATION MATTERS:

CONSCIOUS-PARENTING

SEXUAL HEALING WITH KAMILA

old furniture needs

a new home


IN THIS

ISSUE

Founder's Message

SEXY SECRETS

OF VALENCIA

Have you ever looked a little bit closer

into the history of Valencia?

Well you might be surprised as Valencia

has a few little sexy secrets that might

interest you!

OLD FURNITURE THAT NEEDS

A NEW HOME

Do you know people in your local area

who are on a very low income and need

a helping hand with furnisihing their

home?

Hallo Everyone!

The theme of this issue is 'Love of Life!'

So we are spicing it up a bit and talking with local people in the

community about the emazine things they have done and are

doing as an expression of how much they love life!

If so, Lynne Bygrave from Lliria area is

running a community project to help

people in need. Not everyone can afford

to purchase new furniture for their

home, so now people can borrow some

to make their home livable until they

can afford to purchase their own.

All the Very Best,

COMMUNITY SPIRIT ON THE

MOVE...

Richard T. Voller

WhatsApp - 602.564.973

CommunitySpirit112@gmail.com

In 2019, we've decided that we are

going to move around and get out to

the different towns in the courntryside

around Valencia. We want to involve

more people who can't travel to us, so

now we are on the move to you!

Community News & Business Valencia


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What's On?

Community News

Health & Well Being

Cultural Matters

Next Generation Matters

Music & Arts

Love, Sex & Relatonships

Humans of Valencia

Business Matters

Spiritual Agony Aunt

In Loving Memory

Useful information

Local Business Directory

Want to place your advert here? Contact us

for more information.


WHAT'S HAPPENING?

in the local towns around Valencia

Diana Clifton Sewell

Vice President - Fundación de

Cementários Británicos de España

Tel 96 3838 and 666447561

cliftonsewell@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/

friendsvalenciabritishcemetery

Beginner Spanish Classes

ARTS & MUSIC

at The Bar Grill

Friday @ 10.30-1.30

For further information to send a

private message to Cristina Newton.

WhatsApp +34 722.119.696

R E I S E | P A G E 2


WHAT'S HAPPENING?

in the local towns around Valencia

ARTS & MUSIC

R E I S E | P A G E 2


than 40 groups will make up the poster of the FREE

More

of La Pergola, whose activity will take place every

concerts

Alhambra Beer Pergola of La Marina de Valencia 2019

The

the curtain on February 2 with record of consecutive

opens

sixteen Saturdays and more than forty

appointments:

proposals will form a poster that will shine without

sound

every Saturday at noon from February to May in this

pause

and unrepeatable cycle by the sea that has

unique

Valencia's daytime leisure, with more than

revolutionized

spectators in 2018.

18,000

HAPPENING

WHAT'S

VALENCIA?

IN

FREE CONCERTS RETURN TO THE

PERGOLA OF LA MARINA DE VALENCIA

Saturday at noon from February to May 2019.

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SPIRIT

COMMUNITY

ON THE MOVE!

IS

W e a r e g o i n g t o b e m o v i n g a r o u n d

a n d c o m i n g t o y o u .

Everyone month we hold Community Spirit meetings, a volunteer local community

group that has been setup to support people living in the countryside around Valencia,

who are in need.

Our aim is to be setting up and organising volunteer groups to help people in the local

community. But it's important to be aware that the Community Spirit is not based in one

location, rather think of us covering the whole area of the countryside around Valencia

city. But of course to achieve this, we need your involvement and support.

In 2019, we are expanding to include more people, by moving around the area and

holding our meetings in different towns, so there is no reason why you can't join us and

get invloved. If you want us to come to your area, send us a request and some

information about where we could hold our meeting.

The next Community Spirit meeting will be held at the new Wecasa community centre

in L'Eliana which is run by Emily van der Sluis. The next meeting will be held on

Tuesday 19th February from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Contact us below, if you want to

attend. See you soon!

If you know of a suitable locations for our

meetings in your area, then visit our website and

send us a message with your suggestion.


the January issue, we ran a competition

In

Kelli Davis, owner of Vibrant Life

with

E L P I N G H E A R T S F O R T H E

H

O M M U N I T Y S P I R I T

C

LAST MONTH'S

WINNER

Integrative Wellness in Valencia.

The Winner was SALLY AINSWORTH

The prize was a 90 minute Functional Diagnosis

intake and one treament session (either Acupunture

or High Performance Therapy)

The Prize Draw was held at the monthly

Community Spirit meeting infront of all

memebers present.


great ideas were put forward at the Community Spirit meeting held on the 24th January and a very

Some

outlook for the potential of the effects this project can achieve.

positive

COMMUNITY NEWS

FURNITURE PROJECT

LLIRIA

FURNITURE WHICH

NEEDS A NEW HOME

P H O T O

G A L L E R Y

S C R O L L T H R O U G H A N D H A V E A

L O O K A T T H E W O R K F O R C E I N

A C T I O N

We have had the good fortune of no shortage of donors and can boast a really nice selection of home

furnishings to certainly help people in need of this service.

However, the project is not fully up and running yet as there are still some areas to address, for

example, reaching those in need, storage and transport.

We should give a huge THANK YOU to David Smith (Man with Van) as he has kindly given up his time freely to

collect and deliver furniture, and I know it has been a heavy day’s work on his days off. Without Dave we would

not be in the position we are in now. Thank you, Dave, your kindness and generosity is noted and very much

appreciated. Also, thank you to Alex for being Dave’s right hand man, we all appreciate what a hard job moving

furniture is and can’t thank you enough. Also, Hazel needs to be added to the list with her car picking up

smaller items but again out of the kindness of her heart for a worthy project. Kudos to all of you, without you

this project could not move forward.


WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CSFURNITUREPROJECT

Some of these suggestions include:

Fundraising events for the Community Spirit group to raise money for the possible purchase of a group van.

This will relieve the, so far, exclusive use of Dave and his Van, who has been a key player in getting this

project off the ground. Also, a group van could be used by members of the group for many uses, especially

as we move forward to attend Boot sales and markets etc to help raise funds for projects by the Community

Spirit group.

We can also be grateful for the new members that attended the meeting who put forward some great ideas. For

example, for items that are not perhaps fully functional can be upcycled or recycled and sold to add to the funds.

There are also many items that have been donated that are not typical for the home furnishing that can be sold at

Boot sales or markets etc.

To reach those that need this service an idea of distributing flyers in various locations where people may go for their

basic daily needs to spread the word and reach out to those who can truly benefit.

We are still looking for a solution to the storage of the items as our present solution is bursting at the seems and

P H O T O

although we are confident once the project really takes off the issue of storage will be alleviated to a great degree, we

G A L L E R Y

still need a more permanent solution for the future, if anyone has any suggestions, all will be gratefully received. A

more futuristic solution if fund raising for the group goes well is for the possible purchase of storage facilities in some

form.

Overall, we are entering exciting times and even though we are still in the first month of 2019 it has started the year

with some great future possibilities of what the Community Spirit group can achieve. This is truly going to be an

exciting year.

Huge thank you to all who have contributed your valuable suggestions, ideas and blood and sweat so far. And help us

spread the word by sharing this news with your friends in your local area.

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‘If Only’

written by Sally Ainsworth

I could cry for you

I would have died for you

But you left us all alone

I tried for you

To be the best

Because you did not want to go

I love for you

The way you would have

Because you died before you could live !

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Health & Well Being

Alcohol & Drugs:

5 questions you should ask yourself

Written by Les Tate

Do you wake up in the morning and think about having a drink or taking drugs to get

you started?

In our day to day life, we adopt practices that can be defined as habits.

Some of these are functional habits that help provide structure and become rituals that we perform regularly.

1. A cup or coffee, first thing in the morning with breakfast to start the day.

2. Tea at 11am, with a biscuit or pastry, maybe followed by a cigarette.

3. Lunch at one, coffee at three

4. Home by 7pm after the gym, glass of wine then bed by 10:30pm and repeat the next day.

Most of our lives involve structure and routines that enable us to function in auto mode. The majority of habits

formed are just part of daily life.


Friday night is wine time. Unwind from

the hard or stressful week at work.

Saturday out with friends at the football

or shopping, then out for a meal and a

few pints and a spliff or two. Sunday a bit

of a hangover, good to have Sunday lunch

down the pub and hair of the dog. Taking

time out from the weekly grind of work is

essential to help relax and unwind. Life

stressors can be over intrusive and

damaging if not managed.

Habits

Most habits are formed around all

aspects of life. They help us function and

are only problematic when they are

classified as harmful. For example

drinking alcohol, smoking or taking drugs

more often than is healthy to do so. If

regularity and quantity are impacting on

your functioning, and your physical and

mental health this may be a sign that

something isn’t right.

Habits that can become harmful may creep into life

without us being aware they are becoming

problematic. Indications may be, hints from friends

or family, finding it difficult to function as well as

usual, relationships with family, friends, work

colleagues, even the way you see and feel about

yourself. These small things may highlight a

problem is/has developed, that is having an impact

of your life.

5 Questions you need to ask

yourself

1. How often do you use alcohol and/or drugs ?

2. How often do you think about using alcohol and/or drugs ?

3. How much of your income do you spend on drugs and/or alcohol ?

4. Do you feel that you need to use alcohol or drugs to function or

cope with day to day life ?

5. Do you find your relationship with people being damaged by your

behaviours?

Some habits can become dependancies,

particularly if they are psychoactive and

are part of coping with daily life. Even if

we consider some substances to be not

very harmful, developing a dependancy

can become problematic in our

functioning and can lead to psychological,

physical, financial, mental health or

relationship difficulties.


If your answers to the previous

questions were:

1. That you have determined that you may be using

most days of the week, or you are using drugs

or/and alcohol more often than you should.

2. That you think you need drugs and/or alcohol

most days of the week.

4. You are spending an increasing amount of your

income on drugs and alcohol.

5. That you cannot function without drugs and/or

alcohol: you experience withdrawal, anxiety about

coping without or experience thoughts that could be

making you feel paranoid.

6. Your friends, family and relationships are being

effected or someone has expressed concern: you

may have become defensive or dismissed those

concerns.

7. The impact of drugs and alcohol is in the main

having a negative impact on your life.

If you are concerned about your use and would like

to talk to someone about making changes contact

us:

Visit our website outofsynctherapy.com

or

E mail

Contact@outofsynctherapy to talk to someone about

making positive changes.


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t o w a t c h a m o v i e !

F I L M R e c o m m e n d a t i o n

l o u d A t l a s

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Actors (Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent) take on multiple roles in an epic that spans five

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composer in pre-World War II Britain struggles to finish his magnum opus before a past act catches up

with him; a genetically engineered worker in 2144 feels the forbidden stirring of human consciousness --

and so on. As souls are born and reborn, they renew their bonds to one another throughout time.

Release date: February 22, 2013 (Spain)

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Lilly Wachowski

Writers: David Mitchell (novel), Lana Wachowski (written for the screen by) |

Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant

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CULTURE MATTERS

CLASSIC EROTIC

ICONOGRAPHY BY

ANTONI MIRÓ

SEXY SECRETS OF

VALENCIA

Written by Celine and John

Did you know that Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain? Did you also

know that during the Middle Ages, Valencia was the largest brothel in

Europe?

According to documents dating back to 1311 in Christian Spain, Valencia

seems to have been the first city to regulate prostitution. In 1314, pimps and

procuresses had to leave town because compared to prostitution, procuring

became more harshly punished.

King James II was urged by aldermen and magistrates to establish a “redlight”

district so in 1325, the first public brothels (known as mancebía) were

erected in Valencia. Prostitutes were forced to live in these brothels or be

banished. Rigorous systems of medical control and public order were also

put in place.

The "red-light" district was from Calle Padre Huerfanos (left of the Torres de

Sorranos) continuing left on Calle Blanquerias and then left onto Calle

Corona (just before the Torres de Quart) turning left on Calle Baja which runs

into Calle Padre Huerfanos.

Feb

CULTURAL MATTERS

As you walk through the old part of the city, look up and you will find some

interesting sites. In plain view outside La Lonja, you will find the portico of

sins (pórtico de los pecados). Some of the statues include self gratification

(masturbation), beastiality, and more. Remember that back in those days,

many people were illiterate so the only way for them to learn something was

by something visual. In those days, a decision was made to design and create

these statues so people would learn what was wrong and sinful. After seeing

these sculptures up close, we think that the opposite message was sent.

Instead, it gave the citizens more erotic ideas.

Fast forward to summer of 2018 where classic erotic iconography by Antoni

Miró were erected at the Port of Valencia. It caused quite an uproar with

parents arguing that the pieces which depict people in various stages of

‘sexual acts’ should not be visible to children. Take the time to look around

the city and you will find many centuries-old buildings with

statues/sculptures performing various stages of sexual acts.

If you or anyone you know is interested in a walking tour to learn more

about the deep secrets that Valencia holds, get in touch with us at Postcards

from Valencia. We would love to show you around!


CULTURE MATTERS

GET

READY

FOR

MARCH IN

VALENCIA!

Written by Celine and John

Do you enjoy cracking/popping sounds of firecrackers (petardos) at every

turn? How about a gunpowder/fireworks display every day for at least 3

weeks? If you answered "Yes!", then Las Fallas perfect for you. It is one of

the internally known festivals held annually in March in the province of

Valencia.

To mark the start of the festivities, everyday at 2pm at Plaza Ayuntamiento, the

city of Valencia vibrates to La Mascletá (pyrotechnic celebration and gunpowder

explosions). Once the excitement dies down, the city’s terraces fill up as people

go to enjoy a drink and some food under the Mediterranean sun.

For an entire week, gigantic, colourful figures fill the city's squares and streets.

They are often satirical and reference political or pop-culture events that

happened throughout the year, but each and every one of them is spectacular.

A BIT OF HISTORY

Las Fallas (Las Falles in Valencian) dates back to the 18th Century and the old

traditions of the carpenters. On the feast day of Saint Joseph, their patron saint,

local carpenters would burn their old rubbish along with the wooden devices

they used to hoist the candles that lit their workshops during the winter

months. That is why the day of La Cremà (the day on which the Fallas are burnt

down) is always the 19th of March, Saint Joseph’s day.

There are many legends about how Las Fallas de Valencia started. One of the

legends talks about how the carpenters would hold a fiesta on the Feast of Saint

Joseph (San José) their patron saint. Starting as far back as the Middle Ages,

carpenters would hang up planks of wood called ‘parots’ to support candles

while they worked during the winter months. At the start of spring, these

‘parots’ would be burned as a way of celebrating the end of the dark, winter

days. After a while, they became more creative and started to dress the ‘parots’

making them look like well-known local personalities. These became known as

the predecessors of ‘ninots’, the enormous figures that are planted all over the

city during this time. The legend also states that authorities decided to link the

burning of ‘parots’ to the Feast of Saint Joseph in order to keep things under

control.

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Nowadays, the ‘ninots’ are caricatures representative of social and political

issues both locally and internationally.


THE EVENT

Around the middle of March, an unforgettable, explosive party takes place in

Valencia city! No other place in the world celebrates an event that is more

fascinating than the Fallas, an event that has been declared an Intangible

Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Mascletà

Sometimes sooner but officially starting March 1 to 19, at precisely at 2pm,

Plaza del Ayuntamiento vibrates with an explosive display of gunpowder and

fireworks, a tradition known as ‘mascletà’. A tip shared locals – keep your mouth

open during mascletà to help distribute the sound and not hurt your eardrums.

March 15 to 16 - La plantà

Starting in the early evening of the 15th to 16th of March the plantà

(installation) takes place, when the falleros and falleras, the men and women

who construct the fallas (monuments), get together and work through the night

on putting them together in order to have them finished by dawn on the

16th. Soon after, a jury visits all the sculptures (over 750) throughout the city

and chooses the winners.

March 17 - Prize Award Ceremony

An exciting day for all falleros because on the morning of 17th, the falleros go to

Plaza del Ayuntamiento to collect their prizes.

March 15 to 19 - Fireworks and the Nit del Foc

Each night at midnight, people gather on Paseo de la Alameda to enjoy the

València sky fill up with with light and colour of impressive firework displays. On

the early hours of March 18, a more spectalur show is held. It is called Nit del

Foc (Night of Fire).

March 17 to 18 - Ofrenda de Flores (Offering of Flowers)

A very emotional day for all falleros. A spectacular parade and pilgrimage

starting from their guild location (various districts) to Plaza de la Virgen, carrying

a bouquets of flowers. It is normal to walk several kilometers, however, for

those that live outside of the city, they go by bus and then incorporate

walking. At Plaza de la Virgen, they present an offering of flowers to Our Lady of

the Forsaken (Virgen de los Desamparados), the Patron Saint of València. The

celebration starts at 4pm and lasts well into the evening. Bunches of flowers

given by the falleras to the Virgin, are tossed in the air where people catch and

build an impressive 15 metre-high tapestry.

March 19 - La Cremà (The Burning)

On March 19, all of the sculptures, go up in flames. At 10 pm the Cremà of the

children’s sculptures begins. Two hours later the large monuments. The falla in

the Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the last one to burn, at 1 am in the morning. It is

always preceded by a small display of spectacular fireworks which fill the square

with noise, light and colour, leading to the Cremà of the city’s last falla and with

it the end of the festival.

Feb

For up to date information, visit the Las Fallas Valencia Information Page for

English Speaking Visitors.

CULTURAL MATTERS

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T H E N E X T

G E N E R A T I O N M A T T E R S

W R I T T E N B Y A N I Y A

L I B U D Z E W S K I &

Z H I V K A


THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARENTS

Part One

"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance."

Oscar Wilde

Despite various waves of emancipation, which have led to women becoming more self-aware and participating in the

workforce to a larger degree, women are mainly still the ones involved in family health care.

Do children mirror their father?

Should he also be doing something about the situation?

Of course, children also mirror their parents, and yes, it is wonderful when they also undertake what is necessary in

their lives. Each person is responsible for his or her own life and any changes may affect the welfare of other family

members in a positive way too (through those invisible bonds).

Women becoming emancipated and going in search of themselves whilst men ¨remain where they are¨, puts

relationships under pressure and the welfare of the family and the interests of the children are then not protected

properly. Children are the ones who 'pay the price'.

Children have two parents and resonate with both. More importantly, children also resonate with the underlying

relationship between their parents. A relationship is a special bond between two people, who fit perfectly together

like two chestnuts in a single husk. The perfect match ignited the flame of love and has – if it was meant to happen –

resulted in the birth of one or more children, in a parenthood. The loving relationship between two parents serves as

a foundation for the family. Like a foundation under a house, it serves as basis upon which everything rests. How

children experience their core is based on a foundation that their parents lay down. Parents provide leadership for

the family, each in their own way, but certainly in no way randomly.

When that foundation is placed under stress, because either of the partners is not doing well, the entire house begins

to shake – children included – right down the foundation. This happens even when we believe that we are not letting

it show. Underlying tensions, time pressure, neglected problems, and so on, all have an effect on the family. Be under

illusions: even if you are able keep things hidden, so that the children are not consciously confronted with them, they

will nevertheless react in one way or another. Just as children react to your individual weakness or challenges, so too

will they react in response to your underlying relationship with one another. Perhaps your relationship is due for a

major overhaul. Perhaps there is something that needs to be said, the love is no longer felt, or there may be someone

else in the picture. You may no longer have time or thought for each other, you no longer talk, sex is non-existent or

unloving.


THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PARENTS

The perfect fit of the husk with the two chestnuts can become a prison in which the partners holds each

other back. Whatever happens, do not delude yourself that any of this escapes your child’s notice. Some

children protest, other become silent. This shows how some partners fight, while others avoid discussion.

Children are part of “the house that was built on the parental foundation”; tensions and problems between

parents, therefore, also get under their skin. Children do not know how or why they do not feel alright. They

may be too young to say anything, but they can show it through their behavior.

When they ask you directly what is going on, give them honest answers on age appropriate level. If they

don’t get an (honest) answer, they will begin to mistrust their own feelings. This will have a negative effect

throughout their lives, and in any relationships that they have, even in how they relate to themselves.

When it comes to how they resonate with each other, there is an important difference between the parents

in a relationship themselves and children in relation to their parents. Parents are equal, as adults they made

a conscious choice for one another. They have the choice to change, the power to take action, and yes, even

the possibility of leaving their partner. For children the situation is a little more complex. They are with

their parents in an unconscious state of being and submit themselves to dependency. They are unable to

express themselves well enough and are dependent on their parents for care and education. They have to

wait and see how the things turn out. The relationship is, after all, the foundation upon which a child’s

existence is based.

The parental journey holds the potential to be a spiritually regenerative experience for both parent and child,

where every moment is a meeting of spirits, and both parent and child appreciate that each dances on a spiritual

path that’s unique holding hands and yet alone.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary

If you make this journey together, then the chemistry that originally attracted you to one another will grow

into a mature kind of love. It is important to maintain your relationship, to keep the flame burning. Consider

a relationship as a living being that may sometimes become “sick” or “tired”.

*To be continued...

Be connected in love, light and gratitude,

Aniya Libudzewski & Zhivka

Relation and Family dynamics

Aniyal@outlook.com


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it possible that I love myself

“Is

little, that I agreed to stay in

so

toxic relationship for so

this

long?”

– she said weeping, as she was sitting in front of me in a lotus position.

She was going through all the painful moments that she’d

experienced in the last two years of her relationship. Relationship,

that was now about to end. As she was trying to hold back her tears,

I was there listening to her, admiring her beauty and praying in my

heart: “Cry, sister, let go… set yourself free. Life loves you, I love

you and I am here for you.”

My client, for the purpose of this article, let’s change her real name

to Sandra, first contacted me over email. Then as usual, we

scheduled a phone call. Like many other women who come to me

looking for sexual healing, her main complaint was that she had lost

the joy of having sex. In fact, her relationship had been sexless for a

good year now and simply put, she felt that she deserves good sex.

And her feeling was right – we all deserve to have a fulfilling, healthy

and fun sex life. Pleasure, softness and juiciness are our birth right,

for every one of us. They are not just a mere privilege available to

few.

When we first come to this this world our bodies are full of radiant,

positive energy. If you have ever held a baby in your arms, I am sure

you felt how pure they are. In fact, they are so innocent

and new to this world that they don’t really see

themselves as separate from the rest. After all, they

came from a place of oneness, with all their needs being

satisfied by the mother, their life giver, their Universe.

Children are said to be “pure love”. Why? Because

literally they are made of love. This is why it is so easy to

make a child giggle – the joy of life is basically who they

are and what they represent. Before we are exposed to

all sorts of trauma and the common hardship of life, our

body is almost entirely made of pleasure molecules. Our

cells are still free of any negative imprints that would

block the natural flow of positive energy. We all come to

this plane with reservoirs filled with love and kindness.

And believe it or not, these divine virtues stay with us,

every single one of us, throughout our life. However, it

might not always look like it, or feel like it.


So many people in our society quite soon end up bitter and

twisted, apathetic and with little if any appetite for play, including

sexual play. Of course, our inner spark, the love of self and love

of life haven’t gone anywhere – we have simply lost conscious

access to them.

If our personal growth and the spiritual development are a

journey, then reconnecting with our inner source of light and

pleasure is the direction we ought to be heading towards. And it

so happens to be, that our body is the most immediate gateway

to the spiritual realm that is readily available to us, since the

body is nothing else than a physical manifestation of the nonphysical

spirit. It is time we recognize that our own body,

including the sexual parts are no less sacred than an altar

inside a temple, or a portrait of a saint. Therefore any

negligence in the area of our sexuality is an offence against our

own existence and against life as a whole.

About Kamila Lukasik

Kamila is a Certified Tantric Journey Educator. Since

2017, she’s dedicated her life full-time to being Tantric

Journey and Emotional Detox facilitator. Kamila holds a

Master’s Degree in Education, she also studied Sound

Therapy. She has nearly 10 years experience in

meditation & yoga practice. In her lifetime, she’s

attended numerous courses and conferences on

alternative healing methods and emotional

intelligence. She incorporates all of her unique skills in

the treatments she offers. She mainly works in

Valencia, Spain where she facilitates healing sessions

for men, women and couples. She also organizes

workshops and lectures about Holistic Healing Methods

in Spain and in Europe.

www.detoxemocional.info

It is both extremely rewarding and challenging to be a sexual

healer. But I like to focus more on the positive, so I will say it is

also quite fun. But above all, it is a real privilege to be allowed

to guide people in this fascinating journey of self-discovery. It is

almost like assisting at child birth – equally dramatic and

oftentimes painful. This is where it all begins and where we are

eventually brought back to. The sexual energy is just another

name for life force, therefore reclaiming our own sexual power is

the first step in the awakening from the life of illusion into life of

bliss.


H U M A N S O F

V A L E N C I A

I am always on the lookout for interesting

personalities in the local community of Valencia

to interview for this new section, which gives a

small peak into their colourful lives.


Richard: “Why did you decide to move to Valencia?”

Tina: “At about 22 years old, I left Berlin for working in Switzerland in a record shop

Richard: “What business did you setup in Spain and why was it in the fetish scene?”

“In the 80s I was a goth into new wave so I loved the fetish dressing of leather,

Tina:

and other materials. Also I loved the chains and had my own handcuffs. I had my

pvc

experience with the Fetish scene in Florida, USA, and got to visit a fetish shop.

first

all the items, the high heels, cuffs, pvc, latex and so on really inspired me to

Seeing

T I N A F E T I T X E

Tina is a very special charater who is loving life, was one of the leading pioneers of

the Fetish scene in Spain and is now running her on online fetish business out of

Valencia. I recently caught up with her at the Café de Las Horas, (C/ Conde de

Almodovar, 1) in the city centre of Valencia.

It was not your usual conversation, I must admit. I mean, how often do you talk to a

woman who keeps telling you how much she loves to use a whip, or her high heeled

boots for cross-dressers transformed people's lives, or that wearing latex is the best

feeling in the world! But it wasn't just all about rubber, whips and domination.

Surprisingly, it was also about how she loves living in near Montserrat, is a vegetarian

living with her 5 adopted cats, is practicing yoga and enjoying the feeling the

connection with nature.

The Interview

and I always felt a stranger for many years there. Then I had contact with Spanish

people and wanted to learn the language, so I took a course in Spain several times on

holidays and made best friends with Scots, French and also Spanish. In Valencia, it

felt like home from the first moment I was here. I lived in a room in the Barrie

Carmen back then. Although I loved my job I needed some changes, so as I also

wanted to learn Italian, so I moved to Milan for 6 month...and then started to miss my

Valencia, so I came back to Spain and bought my flat 1998, that was my real home

then. I still love Valencia and enjoy being in the city.”

setup my own shop”.


Spain, I quickly noticed there was a gap in the market. Nobody sold the high heels in Spain and

“In

sold big sizes. This last fact was important as I always had gay friends and some were

nobody

My neighbour was one of them and was delighted when I told him about my idea to

transformers.

a fetish shop. So I started to search for a shop and found an empty location next to Radio City.

open

was a cave and I had to spend lots of time and money to make it look good, but after some months I

It

It was called FETITXE which is the Valencia word for fetish. It was open from 2006 till the

opened.

Richard: Wow! That’s different! So what is it about the world of 'Kink' that you find so interesting that

“When I opened my shop I didn’t know that much about kink. I have fun memories of a Mistress

Tina:

my slave coming to clean up the shop! Or Masters coming to buy a whip for their slaves and

with

it out on her butt in the shop. Sometimes it was very emotional for me. The first non customers

trying

admirers were the nostalgic old ladies from neighbourhood watching the expositions and saying:

but

remember a big girl with size 44 feet, she bought her first sandals in my shop after not being able to

“I

any other than sports shoes in her size and a crossdresser who could not find any shoes in his

find

Above: Slide show of various people visiting the shop.

crisis 2011, and is now an online store.”

it made you want to devote your life to it?”

‘when we were young we also were wearing heels!"

size.”

“I was really devoted to having fun with the shop, I remember that I had to work part-time for many

years as a cook to make extra money to support the fetish shop, so I worked in a German bar in the

Barrio Carmen which was just few minutes away. When I closed the shop at 8.30pm, I went to the bar

to prepare the kitchen and stood there till the late closing hours. Sometimes after the bar closed my

colleagues and their friends, even sometimes customers came to the shop and we started to dress up

and make photo sessions with the products! It was such a lot of fun!! Yes, just for fun or for uploading

on internet.”


“Do you feel that being kinky has

Richard:

you a stronger person, a stronger

made

“Owning my shop gave me more self

Tina:

I am actually a bit shy person,

confidence.

it helped me a lot to learn to enjoy the

but

and the company, just feeling the

moment

of the fetish world was amazing too!

respect

also the feeling to be pretty or

And

different when wearing a corset

sometimes

a catsuit! And it also made me very happy

or

I help people find clothing and products

that

where difficult to find in Spain and me

which

often said that I was the first building

“I

of the fetish world in Spain when I

block

my shop in Valencia. So I am very

opened

that nowadays lots of these things are

happy

Richard: “Yes Tina, you are an inspiration indeed! So as this issue is about love of life, can you tell me

Tina: “Love is life, and really all you need…”

it is difficult to show love, sometimes it is difficult to receive love. There can be lots of times

“Sometimes

is misunderstood."

love

is possible to be in love, not just with people of your opposite gender, but all living beings. I really love

“It

and especially my cats as I feel the love from the heart of these innocent living creatures and their

animals

Tel: 96.315.58.47

FETITIXE - www.Fetitxe.com

L O V E C A T S !

woman to be more precise?”

customers really loved me for that!”

"normal" and available everywhere.”

what love mean to you?

different characters which is the expression of their wonderful souls.”


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V A L E N C I A

S P A N I S H G O V E R N M E N T I S E X T E N D I N G

R E N T A L C O N T R A C T T O A P E R I O D O F 5

Y E A R S A N D L I M I T S T H E R E N T A L D E P O S I T

T O 2 M O N T H S

Written by L a u r e n c e

L e m o i n e

On Friday 14th December, as expected, the Council of Ministers has approved the urgent matter regarding

rental accommodations in order to improve its conditions, particularly difficult in larger cities.

These new mesures are aiming to decrease difficulties encounter by families and young people alike when

accessing the rental market.

This new legislation would provide them with improved visibility and stability.The contract will be available

for a period of 5 years instead of 3 as it was the case in the past.

In other words, the tenant would be able to stay in his accommodation for a period of 5 years maximum,

should he wishes to, before his contract terminates. Therefore his rights would be reinforced and would give

him some protections against risk of rental increase and further renegotiations.

Maximum 2 months deposit

From now on, in order to avoid any form of abuse, the landlord will only be able to ask for no more than 2

months deposit, up to now there was no limit as how much the landlord could ask as a deposit.

The less fortunate will be allowed to access more easily to the rental market without advancing large sum of

money.

In fact, these new mesures aim to reverse back to the old 1994 legislation with some changes regarding

taxation. Consequently, this would promote the rental market and keep prices relatively moderate.

Having say that, the Minister has emphasised that none of these mesures aim to legislate or interfere directly

with rental prices as it has been suggested by the extreme left party Podemos even though this possibility

would be discussed in the next budget.

L a u r e n c e

L e m o i n e

+34 676 78 0053

+33 974 69 979


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this issue we remember John Day, who passed over this time

In

year ago. We Honour John as a valuable member of the

a

I N L O V I N G M E M O R Y O F

J O H N D A Y

Community Spirit.

Born 14th February 1945 and he died 29th January 2018


PUBLIC BUS SERVICES TO VALENCIA

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PUBLIC BUS SERVICES IN VALENCIA

Taking buses around Valencia will offer you the opportunity to get

around the city whilst seeing the sights as you travel. It is important to

remember that when you are taking the bus you will need to be

reasonably independent - you will not necessarily know when you need

to get off the bus so it can be more intimidating than catching the metro.

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If you decide to travel by bus, it is worth considering buying combined

tickets that will allow you to take the bus as well as the tram and the

metro (see below for more details). The options include the Valencia

tourist card or the Integrated Transport Ticket.

Bus ticket prices:

Single journey: €1.50

Valencia Card: For full details, see our Valencia Tourist Card page.

Integrated Transport Ticket: For the various combined ticket options,

see our Valencia Metro page.

Bus routes: Bus routes link

Web: Official EMT Bus company website

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PUBLIC TRAMS IN VALENCIA

Add a There will be parts of Valencia that you cannot reach by metro. For

these occasions there is generally a tram that takes its place.

If you buy one of Valencia's combined ticket options that also cover buses

and the metro, you will also be able to travel on the trams.

Ticket prices:

Single journey: €1.50

Valencia Card: For full details, see our Valencia Tourist Card page.

Integrated Transport Ticket: For the various combined ticket options, see

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VALENCIA METRO

Valencia's underground system is one of the quickest and easiest

ways to get around the city. It is a comfortable way to travel in the

summer as there is air conditioning in the carriages.

For full details of the Metro system in Valencia, including ticket

options, ticket prices, and journey times on website below.

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For more info - www.metrovalencia.es

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TUIN TRAVEL CITY CARD

What is TuiN card?

The TuiN card is a smart, single travel card for travel throughout the Metrovalencia network with additional

advantages.

How to charge it?

It can be charged onto any contactless travel card (TSC) valid for the Metrovalencia network. In the future, it may

also be charged on an NFC telephone and external sales networks.

If you already own a TSC, you can charge it when the current balance runs out. Otherwise, you may purchase it

pre-charged at the price set by FGV.

Where to purchase it?

Nowadays, you can charge it at Metrovalencia Customer Service Centres (CAC) and Customer Service Kiosks,

where we will register your information to ensure you receive all of the advantages and help you resolve any

possible incidences. You can also recharge your card at any ticket vending machine within the Metrovalencia

network.

As of April 2015, you can charge cards directly at ticket vending machines, although we still recommend you

register at our customer service centres or online to receive all of the advantages that we offer (balance

reimbursement in case of loss or theft, recharging your card online, etc.).

Can I charge a new ticket if I still have journeys left from another ticket?

No. You must use your journeys before, then you can charge a new ticket.

What does it cost?

You can acquire the ticket by charging a minimum balance of 10 € on your card, and additional multiples of 1 € (you

may not charge cents).

When you want to recharge your card balance, the minimum amount is also 10 € (and additional multiples of 1 €).

How much does each journey cost?

Once your card is charged, the price of each journey with the TuiN card is the same as a Bonometro:

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0,72 € zone 1

1,04 €, zone 2

1,40 €, zone 3

2 €, zone 4 (only airport)

For more info: www.metrovalencia.es/wordpress_en

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- City Police: 092

- Civil Guard: 062

- Fire: 080

- Red Cross: 963 67 73 75

Wednesday- Casinos, L'Eliana and Benaguasil

remember, you don't want to be driving into

- Airport: 961 59 85 00

- Renfe (National Train Service) Information: 902

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

- 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

Weekly Local Town Markets

Friday - Villar del Arzobispo

Thursday - Lliria

Tuesday - Betera

Public Holidays in 2019:

. .

There are some things which you just need to

town to find that everything is closed down

because you forgot it was a public holiday!

1 Jan Tue New Year's Day

6 Jan Sun Epiphany

19 Mar Tue St Joseph's Day

19 Apr Fri Good Friday

22 Apr Mon Easter Monday

1 May Wed Labour Day

24 Jun Mon St John's Day

15 Aug Thu Assumption of Mary

9 Oct Wed Valencian Regional Holiday

12 Oct Sat Fiesta Nacional de España

1 Nov Fri All Saints' Day

6 Dec Fri Constitution Day

8 Dec Sun Immaculate Conception

25 Dec Wed Christmas Day

Emergency Numbers

- Emergency: 112

- National Police: 091

USEFUL NUMBERS FOR

VALENCIA:

24 34 02 or 963 52 02 02


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