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Out & About®

October 2021 • Issue 191

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Costa Blanca

THE STORY OF THE

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DEAR READER

Remember Clocks Change This Month - October

Dear Reader

Well it certainly has

been an awkward

time for us all

trying to understand new

rules and restrictions. It gets

so confusing. After all this time

let’s hope it will not be long now

before normality returns. It has also been

difficult to accept wearing masks, for me it is

uncomfortable, again keeping fingers crossed

it doesn’t last too long at least we don’t wear

them when outside now?

As the summer has come to an end as

the days are cooler, however our October

issue will brighten up your day. Whatever

the weather’s like outside your window,

consider that the sun is well and truly

shining in our Out & About Costa Blanca

magazine, all year round. As always you

will find something amazing and different

with every edition. In the pages of the

Out & About magazine, you are spoilt for

choice when it comes to articles to read on

different stimulating and exciting subjects

and on every page you will find something

of interest. Having so many professional

journalists writing such fascinating articles.

Although the summer brought excitement

October is as busy. Time and Tide waits for

no man and I cannot believe how quickly

the summer has gone and how soon things

start to change. For example, this month,

remember the clocks go back an hour on

Sunday, October 31, 3:00 am and in England

go back 1 hour at 2am on 31st October.

To remember which way to set your watch,

keep in mind “spring forward, fall back”.

You set your clock forward in the spring

when Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts

thus lose one hour and back one hour when

DST ends in the fall, so we gain an hour by

turning the clock back. DST is a

change in the standard time with

the purpose of making better use

of daylight and conserving energy.

The birthstones and flowers for

October are Opal or Tourmaline,

Calendula or Cosmos. The two signs

associated with the month of October are

Libra and Scorpio. People born from October

1st to October 22nd are members of the

Libra sign. The people born under the Sign

Libra are kind, gentle and lovers of beauty,

harmony and peace. However, in their effort

to keep everyone happy, they find it difficult

to say ‘NO’ to anyone, and as a result, they

end up getting stressed. They have a lot of

positive traits, but some negative ones, too.

Because of its incredible passion and

power, Scorpio is often mistaken for a

fire sign. In fact, Scorpio is a water sign

that derives its strength from the psychic,

emotional realm. Like its fellow water signs,

Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is extremely

clairvoyant and intuitive

In the ancient Roman calendar, October

was the name of the eighth month of the

year. Its name comes from octo, the Latin

word for “eight.” When the Romans

converted to a 12-month calendar, they tried

to rename this month after various Roman

emperors, but the name October stuck!

Enjoy October and keep healthy, happy,

smiling and positive. Perhaps with the cooler

weather now you can relax and step out of

those fridges ha! Remember you are never

alone with a copy of “Out &About Costa

Blanca”. Until next month keep happy and

healthy!!

Carol R. Levey


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14 All Time Greats

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AGONY UNCLE

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Can our AGONY UNCLE help you

Readers

Letters

Email to: relojdesol@mail.com

My boyfriend and I have been living

together very happily for three years.

Lately though I have noticed that he seems

more tired and pays me less attention

than he did. I am scared that he may have

another woman in his life, and I keep

thinking what am I doing wrong?

Elisabeth. Calpe

Relationships change. After three

years together you are probably

very comfortable together, but the

relationship may change for many

reasons, and not necessarily because

he has met someone else. If home

life is happy and you are content

living together then the relationship

moves into a comfortable slot. If you

are looking for signs of his infidelity

and worrying that you are doing

something wrong then something is

wrong, and you are insecure as his

partner. The only way to resolve this

is not to look for clues, or to accuse,

but simply talk to each other. He

shouldn’t need reminding about being

your partner, and you really have to

eliminate your suspicions and have

trust in your ongoing relationship.

My Father lives alone back in the UK

and we have not seen each other for some

time because of the current restrictions.

My older sister, who lives nearby him,

has suggested that it is time for me to

return to live in the UK so that we can

share the care of Dad. Currently he is in

good health and under the watchful eye

of my Sister, but I cannot face returning

to live back in the UK. I do not want to

upset my Sister, but this may not be an

option.

Pat. Sagra

If you are needed then you can think

about going back temporarily, when

needed, to help to share the care of

your father. I trust that your

Sister chose to live where she does,

and that gives you the right to live

where you want to too. When, and

if any care is needed for your father

then your Sister may call you to

help when the time comes. You are

not denying your responsibility but

you are stating the facts that you

may continue to be resident in the

Country that you have chosen to

live in, as your right. Everything


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hedges on the health and care

of your father, and he currently

isn’t the person calling you back

home, anyway. Steer away from

any emotional blackmail. Tell your

sister that you will always do

whatever you feel that you can do,

and she will have to be satisfied

with that, for now.

The annual anniversary of the death of

my husband is approaching and I am

always so depressed as I miss him so

very much. I do not sleep well nor do I

eat properly and my stress levels are at

an all time high every September. There

is no use telling me that I should get

over this, every year is worse and I will

never ever be the same again.

Merle. Denia

I am sorry for your loss. I do think

however that you cannot change

what has happened by honouring

your husband’s demise with your

sorrow. There are many other ways

to show the man that you still love

that you are continuing to live

your life and getting on with all the

things that you must. I am sure that

he would not want to hear of your

grieving and risking your physical

and mental health levels recalling

the painful month of his death,

by suffering. Rather still, accept

as an anniversary your wedding

day, or his or your birthday, or

the memories of a special holiday

together. If you celebrate by

remembering happy times then

that love that brought you together

can be suitably honoured with

a beautiful smile as a treasured

memory of your very special

relationship.

Readers can now send their questions and problems

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Counsellor, Psychologist and Life Coach and will be answering the best from his mailbox exclusively here

in Out and About, every month. Every email gets a personal reply from Agony Uncle and with your consent,

and subject to space; question and reply can be printed in a future edition of Out and About. Names and/or

locations will be disguised assuring confidentiality. Email to: relojdesol@mail.com

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DR. M. ISABEL SIGNES-SOLER

Vision problems are very common among schoolage

children. These issues are often easy to

treat, sometimes requiring little more than a pair of

prescription glasses. But if vision problems aren’t

addressed, it can have lasting effects on your child’s

success in school, personal relationships

and confidence engaging in normal

activities.

It’s important for parents and

teachers to stay mindful of

everyday signs that a child

may need vision correction:

1. They hold books

unusually close to their

face

2. They lose their place as

they read

3. They squint or tilt their

head to see better

4. They sit too close to the TV

5. They rub their eyes a lot

6. Their eyes tear up for no

apparent reason

7. They tend to close one eye during

activities like reading or watching TV

8. They avoid activities that require near vision

(reading, homework, computer use) or distance

vision (sports, other recreational activities)

9. They mention that their eyes are tired or they have

a headache

10. Their grades are lower than normal

Blurry vision may be interfering with your child’s

ability to learn in school. Regular eye exams can

detect and correct this and other vision problems.

If your child shows any of these signs, an optometrist

can help you figure out whether an eye problem is the

underlying cause.

Childhood refractive errors

In some cases, a child can have astigmatism and

nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness at the

same time. You will get a vision prescription after

your child’s eye exam (and contact lens fitting, if

contacts are needed) and you can use it to buy glasses

or contacts wherever you’d like.

Myopia is a growing problem among children. It’s

natural for myopia to slowly get a little worse as

10 “hidden” signs your

child may need glasses

people get older, but sometimes it progresses too

quickly. It can lead to a condition called high myopia.

This greatly increases the risk of developing visionthreatening

diseases like retinal detachment, macular

degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma later in life.

By 2050, as many as 1 in every 10 people on

Earth may have high myopia — nearly

four times as many people as in 2015.

Other childhood eye problems

Refractive errors change the

way light registers inside the

eye, but other childhood eye

conditions can affect the way

the eyes move together.

Between 5% and 10%

of school-age children

are thought to have an

eye teaming or focusing

problem.

These conditions include:

- Strabismus – a problem with

the way the eyes are aligned.

Strabismus is often referred to as

“crossed eyes”.

- Amblyopia – also called “lazy eye.” Reduced

vision in one eye.

- Convergence insufficiency – a form of intermittent

exotropia, which is itself a type of strabismus. The

eyes have a hard time working together to focus on

near objects. When a child tries to focus on something

close, one eye turns slightly outward instead of

inward.

Refractive errors and eye teaming or focusing

problems aren’t the only conditions that can affect a

child’s life.

Other common problems include:

- Color blindness: More accurately known as color

vision deficiency, color blindness causes problems

seeing some – but rarely all – colors. There are several

different types of color blindness.

- Vision loss: The most common causes include

injuries, congenital conditions and complications

that stem from other health problems. About 3% of

children under age 18 are either visually impaired or

blind.

Connecting vision with attention and learning

Dra. Maria Isabel Signes-Soler, PhD, FAAO • Tel: 965832080


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disorders

Between 5% and 15% of school-age children are

affected by a learning disorder. About 80% of these are

reading disorders, like dyslexia. Nearly 1 in 10 schoolage

children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity

disorder (ADHD).

These conditions are not vision disorders themselves,

but they can coexist with certain eye problems.

How often do kids need eye exams or vision screenings?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology

recommends the following schedule for vision

screenings early in life:

1. As a newborn

2. Between 6 and 12 months’ old

3. Between 1 and 3 years’ old

4. Between 3 and 5 years’ old

5. After age 5

As children progress through

their school-age years, it is

recommended an eye exam

every year, regardless of

whether a vision problem is

present.

If you suspects a problem with

your child’s eyes or eyesight,

contact an optometrist or ophthalmologist for a

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JOHN CURTIS

Hello and welcome once again to

The All Time Greats page. In the

light of the recent sad news about

Charlie Watts I thought I would say a

few words about the now late and

irreplaceable quiet man of The

Rolling Stones. In all their

notoriety when did you

hear that Charlie Watts had

caused any trouble???!

On many occasions

Charlie has been called

one of, if not the, greatest

rock drummers of all time.

Having spent the last 60 of

his total of 80 years as a key

member of, again many say, the

greatest rock band of them all I do not

see this as flattery. Charlie was, yes, very

much the quiet man of the band. His journey

into rock drumming had actually started

with a love of jazz which is something

he retained all his life actually leading

and drumming with a number of

jazz bands. In the early 60s this

inevitably branched into R &

B and it was moving in those

circles in London that he came

to meet Brian Jones and the

other members of the band

that became The Rolling

Stones. Charlie was in fact

the last of the “main five” to

join in 1963. Away from the

group he led a very private life

that was totally different from the

kind enjoyed by most rock stars. With

the band his drumming was steady, solid and


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OCTOBER 2021 | 15

completely reliable whilst, at the same

time, undemonstrative. With the

equally reliable and placid

bassist Bill Wyman at his

side Charlie was half

of the Stones´ rhythm

section that was

actually the bedrock

on which the band´s

eternal flamboyance

was based. Their

rock steady musical

talent allowed Mick

and Keith to kick out

the jams and provide

the fireworks from the

front of the stage.

When famously asked about

his life as a Rolling Stone Charlie replied

that he and Bill had spent about 20 years

EACH sitting around in recording studios

waiting for their colleagues to show up for

work! Charlie did have a spell under the

influence of heroin but it was a habit he

kicked unlike his fondness for alcohol. He

had it seems a solid marriage which started

as early as 1964 with his wife, Shirley,

surviving him today. They had one child, a

daughter born in 1968 (with the great name

of Serafina!) who, in turn, gave them one

granddaughter. Charlie, it seems, was never

interested in dabbling with groupies or the

trappings of a rock star´s life that would

put his marriage in peril. Charlie was, of

course, a VERY rich man and indulged

in some delightful hobbies. He loved to

collect antique furniture and artefacts and

in mature years enjoyed living on a farm in

Devon where he and Shirley bred Arabian

horses. He was also a competent artist who

made a habit of sketching the hundreds of

hotel rooms in which he lodged. Unlike his

colleagues in the Stones Charlie was a very

snappy dresser and always turned out for

public appearances immaculately dressed

suited and booted and wearing a collar and

tie. He had a shave and donned full

regalia on the famous night on

which he punched Mick Jagger

to the floor after hearing the

infamous “Where is my

drummer” rant. Of all the

Charlie Watts stories that

have emerged after he left

us this one seems to be the

favourite!

The years had taken their

inevitable toll and in 2004

Charlie was diagnosed with

throat cancer despite giving up

smoking twenty years earlier and

moderating his drinking. A year later

he was involved in a serious car accident

in the South Of France but he recovered and

drummed on. Shortly before he died Charlie

had announced he would be resting rather

than touring in the autumn as a result of a

“previous procedure” and then , on the 24th

August, came the news that he had gone.

RIP Charlie.

Starting on Saturday 23rd October

and available for the next 7 days

JC´s Podcast will take us back to

1964 and feature the very first , rough

and raw, eponymous LP recorded at

Decca by The Rolling Stones. Feel

free to contact me via Pure Gold FM

or by Email to “jcpodcast10@gmail.

com.” I look forward to the pleasure

of your company for another

All Time Great in next month´s

magazine until when I strongly urge

you to KEEP ROCKING and aim to

make it to, at least, 80.

by John Curtis


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Magic Travel

Moments

Highlight those (many) travel moments in

my life when things have ‘sparkled’.

by John

David

Moorhouse

DAVID MOORHOUSE.

A Bed of Roses

St. James’s - rich in Springtime colours, young

skies full of promise, at noon in The Park -

after Morning Service at The Abbey.... cross

over The Pond, greet the birds.... and there

it is, before me, a feast for appreciative eyes,

in an immaculately-maintained setting.... yet

delicately free !

An expression of pure beauty and subtle

aroma.... an Invitation to Love, to the Joys of

Nature, to Perfection Itself .... I should have

stopped longer, but “The Grenadier” was

calling me to a clash of arms and the memory

of heroes long dead.

Tarragona Cannon

Walking up a long, impressive Ramp

towards the towering Ramparts,

under a blazingly hot sun almost

overwhelming us, we stopped to take

photos, grouping in front of the barrel

of an old, black Cannon, set in a carriage

of stone.

The barrel was pointed over our

heads, a pyramid of iron balls stacked

neatly beside it, ready to greet an

approaching enemy with deadly

defiance.... a different kind of defiance


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It’s not about catching a cold, or finding a pot of

gold....

it applies equally to young and old !

But can I retain it? Try to grasp and explain it?

How to draw a picture of something that’s not

there?

And yet it’s everywhere.... all the time !

Why chase an illusion, a veritable fusion of

thoughts,

feelings, un-real delusions, half-truths, lies,

confusions ?!

What’s the difference between reality and

(imagination) ?

was demanded of the 4 as they

clambered onto the Cannon and seated

themselves astride it, youngest at the

front, oldest at the back.

Somehow, the sun did not matter

as they grinned at the camera with

squinting, crinkled, young eyes !

To Catch the Dream; to hold it;

to never let it go; to build on it;

to make it come alive, to do more than just

survive....

let me reach out for it; to do more than thrive !!!!

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MEMORY LANE

October 1, 1908 - Henry Ford’s

Model T, a “universal car”

designed for the masses, went on

sale for the first time.

October 1, 1979 - After 70 years

of American control, the Panama

Canal Zone was formally

handed over to Panama.

October 3, 1863 - President

Abraham Lincoln issued a

proclamation designating the

last Thursday in November as

Thanksgiving Day.

October 5, 1964 - The largest

mass escape since the

construction of the Berlin Wall

occurred as 57 East German

refugees escaped to West Berlin

after tunnelling beneath the wall.

Birthday - “Father of the Space

Age” Robert Goddard (1882-

1945) was born in Worcester,

Massachusetts. During his

lifetime he was ridiculed by

the public and the press over

his idea of constructing a

space flight machine. In 1926,

he launched the world’s first

liquid-fuelled rocket on a

farm near Auburn, Mass. In

1935, his liquid-fueled rocket

surpassed the speed of sound.

Other developments included

a steering apparatus for rocket

machines, staged rockets to

reach high altitudes, rocket fuel

pumps, and a self-cooling rocket

motor.

October 6, 1927 - The first

“talkie” opened in New York.

The Jazz Singer starring Al

Jolson was the first full-length

feature film using spoken

dialogue.

Birthday - Engineer and

inventor George Westinghouse

(1846-1914) was born in

Central Bridge, New York. He

developed air brakes for trains

and was later responsible for the

adoption of alternating current

(AC) systems for electric power

transmission in the U.S. He was

also the first employer to give his

employees paid vacations.

Birthday - John Lennon (1940-

1980) was born in Liverpool,

England. He was a member

of The Beatles, an influential

rock group which captivated

audiences first in England and

Germany, and later in America

and throughout the world. He

was murdered in New York City

on December 8, 1980.

October 13, 1792 - The

cornerstone of the White House

was laid by George Washington.

The building, located at 1600

Pennsylvania Avenue, is three

stories tall with over 100

rooms, and was designed by

James Hoban. In November of

1800, President John Adams

and his family moved in. The

building was first known as

the “Presidential Palace,” but

acquired the name “White

House” about 10 years after

its completion. It was burned

by British troops in 1814, then

reconstructed, refurbished and

reoccupied in 1817.

October 13, 1884 - Greenwich

was established as the universal

time from which standard

times throughout the world are

calculated.

October 20, 1944 - During World

War II in the Pacific, General

Douglas MacArthur set foot on

Philippine soil for the first time

since his escape in 1942, fulfilling

his promise, “I shall return.”

October 24, 1929 - “Black

Thursday” occurred in the New

York Stock Exchange as nearly 13

million shares were sold in panic

selling. Five days later “Black

Tuesday” saw 16 million shares

sold.

Birthday - Artist Pablo Picasso

(1881-1973) was born in Malaga,

Spain. He was an experimental

painter and also became a fine

sculptor, engraver and ceramist.

October 28, 1886 - The Statue

of Liberty was dedicated on

Bedloe’s Island in New York

Harbor. The statue was a gift

from the people of France

commemorating the French-

American alliance during the

American Revolutionary War.

Designed by Frederic Auguste

Bartholdi, the entire structure

stands 300 feet (92.9 meters)

tall. The pedestal contains the

words: “Give me your tired,

your poor, your huddled masses

yearning to breathe free, the

wretched refuse of your teeming

shore. Send these, the homeless,

tempest-tost to me, I lift my

lamp beside the golden door!”

October 31st - Halloween or

All Hallow’s Eve, an ancient

celebration combining the

Christian festival of All Saints

with Pagan autumn festivals.

October 31, 1940 - The Battle of

Britain concluded. Beginning on

July 10, 1940, German bombers

and fighters had attacked coastal

targets, airfields, London and

other cities, as a prelude to a

Nazi invasion of England. British

pilots in Spitfires and Hurricanes

shot down over 1,700 German

aircraft while losing 915 fighters.

“Never in the field of human

conflict was so much owed by so

many to so few,” declared Prime

Minister Winston Churchill.


MEMORY LANE

OCTOBER 2021 | 21

TAKE AWAY

SERVICE

AVAILABLE

OPENING

TIMES

Mon - Sun

11.30-4.00pm

in the afternoon

6.00pm-12

Midnight

Carretera Calpe-Moraira, 193, TEULADA 03724 (Alicante)

Tel: 965 744 431 or +34 625 763 925

Email: lingganglu@gmail.com


22 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA MEMORY LANE


OCTOBER 2021 | 23

Free Home Delivery

Servicio a Domicilio Gratis

Moraira & Surrounding Area

FINE NEPALESE AND INDIAN CUISINE

10% Discount On Take Away / Para Llevar

Lunch menu 9,95€ Special menu 13,95€

Ctra. Moraira-Calpe, 253 | 03724 Moraira, Alicante | Tel. +34 965 748 298

Mov. 632 87 24 08 | www.gurasrestaurant.com |

12.00 - 15.30/ 18.00 - Late | Monday Lunch Closed

10%

discount on

take away

food

Available

for special

occasion

or private

parties

At Guras Curry House, we have a

passion for making sure customers

have an enjoyable time as well as

eating delicious genuine Nepalese

Indian Food. Guras combine a

panoramic range of Nepalese and

Indian food, cooking many of

your favourite dishes including,

Tikka Masala, Korma, Pasanda,

Karahi, Bhuna, Saag as well as

Special House Grilled dishes.

Private parking.

Childrens

menu available

from Chicken

Nuggets to

Fish fingers

6.50€

Reserve your table telephone

632 87 24 08 or 96 574 8298


24 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA

Calpe, Benissa, Altea, Moraira

Inmo COBAT welcomes you to the Costa Blanca.

Since 2003 we are an “all-in” company

when buying or selling property.

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LOOKING FOR ALL KINDS OF PROPERTIES

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by car from centre

and beach of Calpe.

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living rooms, 5

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outside shower,

covered BBQ area,

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walking distance

beach and with

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exterior kitchen

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The Kathmandu Nepali-Indian Restaurant

Carretera Moraira-Calpe coast road No 144,

(in front of Euro Gym), Moraira

Tel: 96 649 2436

Welcome to ‘The Kathmandu’ restaurant in Moraira

where the food is prepared in the Nepalese style giving you

fragrant and tasty dishes from India.

Kathmandu Restaurant is a very popular Nepali-Indian

Restaurant in Moraira.

The restaurant serves quality Indian and Nepali dishes at

reasonable prices or to Take Away with a 10% DISCOUNT.

NOW OFFERING FREE HOME DELIVERY.

There are special discounts for celebrations and parties.

The Kathmandu has free parking directly outside the restaurant.

The menu at The Kathmandu includes a wide selection of Indian

and Nepalese dishes to choose from. There is a special set menu

for 14.50€ per person, which includes a choice of starter, main

course, rice or naan bread, side dish and ice-cream or coffee.

Nepalese cuisine, is known for the flavours and textures of their

curries. For those of you who enjoy a hotter curry, then just ask the

Chef and he will certainly be able to accommodate.

There is also a very well stocked bar to suit all tastes. Inside the

restaurant is spacious and attractive in design. Outside has a

stylish, also spacious semi covered lovely terraced area.

Great Indian food, owner and members of the staff are really

friendly and you will find it a pleasure eating there! There are other

Kathmandu restaurants in Javea and Denia.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.

12.00 – 15.30/18.00 – late. For

reservations call on 966 492 436.

SPECIAL

MENU

14.50€


26 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA DEE’S TRAVELS

DEE’S TRAVELS

MOVING AROUND

PART ONE

Have you ever had one of those

flashes when you realise

something you should have

known all along? I think it has

to do with bits inside your

brain called synapsis. I

understand (well to be

honest I don’t) but I

read somewhere that

two of these brain

bits connect with

an electrical signal

and you ‘get it’, a

new understanding.

It’s often shown in

cartoons with a flashing

light bulb over the head.

I had one of those

momentous realisations which

is so obvious I can’t understand

why I’d not thought of it before. In England,

America and Australia and maybe other

first world countries shopping is a hobby

especially in UK. What else can you do on

a cold, wet, windy miserable Saturday than

throw on the coats and go to the local mall?

The bright lights, the entertainment centre,

the warm friendly buzz and the shops. Ah,

the shops with their tempting displays (all

scientifically arranged based on trends and

temptations) lie in wait to relieve you of

your money.

“Oh, I love that.”

“That would be helpful in the kitchen.”

“His eyes will pop out when he sees me

wearing this.”

I’m sure you get the picture.

Even men I understand are

not immune although they

are most likely to be found

in the DIY stores or the

electronics department.

Everyone is happy,

moving from shop

to shop, spending,

acquiring and drooling

over the purchases back

home.

Even the Covid

restrictions did not stem the

flow, we simply exchanged

shop windows for internet screens,

scrolled down studying the goods on

offer and pressed the buy button. Even

imprisoned in our homes, the spending did

not stop.

Box after package after parcel piled up

on doorsteps all around the world and we

tricked ourselves into believing we were

providing employment for the delivery

companies and workers in the mega

warehouses.

But what is the result? Besides the piles of

discarded cardboard filling up the rubbish

bins, we have crammed our homes with

stuff we don’t really want and often, stuff we

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don’t really need either. Cupboards, shelves,

wardrobes are bulging at the seams, older

possessions go up into the attic, occasionally

items are transported to charity shops, but

most times we occupy by volume a smaller

and smaller space in our living areas.

But then the day comes when we decide

to move, maybe downsize and we are forced

to have a major sort out. Now, we discover

that none of the offspring or relatives will

give houseroom to things that are just too

good to throw away. Did we ever think

that stuff we treasured was of no interest to

another generation?

Are you old enough to remember the days

when the 21st birthday watch was removed

as you were laid to rest? That the Dunhill

lighter, bought on the plane on your way to

Majorca would now be defunct?

So, we live in a throwaway world, but

that doesn’t stop us buying stuff that has a

limited shelf life.

When we first moved from Scotland

to live in Kenya, we carefully chose

possessions that would be sent on to our

new home in Nairobi. Due to a combination

of circumstances, it was never shipped and

when we unpacked the boxes almost two

years later, we couldn’t believe what rubbish

we’d chosen to keep. Many of the clothes

were covered in mildew, and I had no use

for any of the items that only months earlier

had seemed so precious.

We are being urged to reduce raping our

planet by acquiring unnecessary goods and

now, as I gaze in the shop windows, the

question I ask myself is “Am I prepared to

pay to have this shipped across an ocean?”

If the answer is no, I admire and walk away.

By Dee Tavener-Craig

WE COMMENCE OUR END OF SUMMER SALE

on Monday, 13th to Friday, 24th September. We will then close for one week for re-stocking with

our Autumn/Winter items and re-open on Monday, 4th October.

All proceeds are for the needy animals of Calpe

A difficult year for all of us but we still need to raise money for Calpe’s lost or abandoned dogs and cats.

Our shop is an Aladdin’s cave of clothing, books, DVDs, bric-a-brac

and household goods so come along and snap up a bargain. The shop is situated in the lower ground floor of

Edificio Perlamar on the Gabriel Miro, Calpe and is open from 10am until 1pm Mondays to Fridays.

The president, Elinor Gonzalez lives in Las Bassetes where she cares for

Calpe’s abandoned and sick animals, bringing them back to health and

finding new caring owners for them. Her telephone number is

620 106 733

and she also has a stall on the Wednesday and

Saturday market in Calpe if you wish to offer help

or Dog walk, or adopt one of the lovely dogs

Elinor would be so pleased to hear from you.


28 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA SIMON RATCLIFFE

PERCUTANEOUS

ELECTROLYSIS THERAPY

The application of

percutaneous electrolysis

applies mostly to tendon

injuries such as tendonitis (

tendonosis), partial tendon

tears and myotendon injuries in

different parts of the body.

This therapy consists of applying a

galvanic electrical current through a

small needle ( accupuncture needle)

with the idea of causing a mild local

inflammatory reaction that restarts the

healing process. We always apply this

technique guided by our ultrasound

imaging system, which allows for

precission when introducing the needle

into the affected area. The ultrasound

equiplment allows us to keep a check

on the progress of the recovering tissue.

We usually apply 3 sessions that are

spaced out within a period of 3 to 4

weeks, these sessions are combined

with our usual physiotherapy and

osteopathy treatments.

I have been applying this technique for

over 7 years now and with great results

Simon Ratcliffe is a licensed Physiotherapist and Certified Osteopath C.O. for the

Family Medical Centre in Albir. Contact Simon on 966 865 072 for an appointment.


SIMON RATCLIFFE

OCTOBER 2021 | 29

so far, these are the sort of problem it

can be used for:

• Rotator cuff injuries at the shoulder.

• Patellar tendinopathy (knee)

• Achilles tendinopathy (heel)

• Tennis elbow

• Plantar fasciitis

• Old muscular or tendon injuries

that develop fibrosis.

If you suffer any of these injuries

you now know we have this

technology, allowing for a correct

evaluation and best treatment

available.

Carrer Móstoles

Article supplied by Simon Ratcliffe

Osteopath and Physiotherapist, the

Family Medical Centre, Albir.

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MR YEN BAR/ RESTAURANT IS THE PERFECT PLACE

A warm welcome awaits you from the owner “Yen” at MR YEN Asian Bar/Restaurant in Moraira.

You will immediately notice the pleasing atmosphere and the different areas where you can dine. From a front

terrace to a well presented dining area inside, to a large covered back terrace. Thus plenty of space to choose where

to dine, with comfortable seating. Everything is perfect.

There is a variety of menus and diverse dishes, with delicious tasty food, all at

excellent prices. There are set menus and a variety of meat dishes from Pork,

Duck, Chicken, Beef and seafood with vegetables, rice or noodles.

There is also a “Take Away Service”. Very attentive friendly

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Perhaps you would like to relax just with a drink on the

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Paralympic Movement

The Paralympic Movement offers sport

opportunities for athletes with physical,

vision and/or intellectual impairments

that have at least one of the following 10 eligible

impairments: Impaired muscle power, impaired

passive range of movement, Limb deficiency, Leg

length difference, Short stature, Muscle tension.

The word “Paralympic” derives from the

Greek preposition “para” (beside or alongside)

and the word “Olympic”. Its meaning is

that Paralympics are the parallel Games to

the Olympics and illustrates how the two

movements exist side-by-side.

In the Paralympic Games, the eligibility

criteria differ across sports and disability groups.

... In the Special Olympics, an athlete must be at

least eight years of age and be identified by an

agency or professional as having an intellectual

disability to be eligible to participate.

Special Olympics welcomes all athletes with

intellectual disabilities, (ages 8 and older) of

all ability levels, to train and compete in over

30 Olympic-type sports. ... To participate in the

Paralympic Games, athletes must fulfil certain

criteria and meet certain qualifying standards in

order to be eligible.

What is T20 Paralympics?

The Paralympic class for Track and Field

athletes with intellectual impairment is “20.” The

Prefix T to the class denotes Track events (e.g.

T20) while “F” denotes Field events (e.g. F20).

T44 is a disability sport classification for

disability athletics, applying to “Single below

knee amputation or an athlete who can walk

with moderately reduced function in one or both

legs.” It includes ISOD A4 and A9 classes.

What is Paralympics 11? Class 11 : Paralympic

Games Class 11

The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport

event for athletes with physical, mental and

sensorial disabilities. This includes

mobility disabilities, amputees, visual

disabilities and those with cerebral pfounder Sir

Ludwig Guttmann

Sir Ludwig Guttmann, the neurosurgeon who

founded of the Paralympic Games. The Jewish

doctor arrived in Oxford in 1939 having fled

Nazi Germany.

Sir Ludwig Guttmann was a British

neurologist who established the Stoke

Mandeville Games, the sporting event for people

with disabilities (PWD) that evolved in England

into the Paralympic Games. A Jewish doctor who

fled Nazi Germany just before the start of the

Second World War, Guttmann was a founding

father of organized physical activities for people

with disabilities. Please see the article on Ludwig

Guttmann.


Sir Ludwig Guttmann

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Sir Ludwig Guttmann CBE FRS (3

July 1899 – 18 March 1980) was

a German-British neurologist

who established the Stoke

Mandeville Games, the sporting

event for people with disabilities

(PWD) that evolved in England

into the Paralympic Games.

A Jewish doctor who

fled Nazi Germany

just before the

start of the

Second World

War, Guttmann

was a founding father

of organized physical

activities for people

with disabilities.

Ludwig Guttmann

was born on 3 July

1899 to a German

Jewish family in Tost

in Upper Silesia in

the former German

Empire (currently

Toszek, Poland), the son

of Dorothy (Weissenberg)

and Bernard Guttmann, a

distiller. His family moved

when he was three years old

to the Silesian city of Königshütte

(today Chorzów, Poland) where he passed

his Abitur at the humanistic grammar school in

1917 before he was called up for military service.

Guttmann encountered his first paraplegic

patient, a coal miner with a spine fracture,

while volunteering at an accident hospital in

Königshütte. The patient later died of sepsis.

[ Guttmann started his medical studies in April

1918 at the University of Breslau. He transferred

to the University of Freiburg in 1919 and received

his Doctorate of Medicine in 1924.

By 1933, Guttmann was working in Breslau

(now Wrocław, Poland) as a neurosurgeon and

lecturing at the university. Guttmann learned

from the pioneer of neurosurgery Otfrid

Foerster at his research institute. Despite having

worked successfully as first assistant to Foerster,

Guttmann was expelled from his

university appointment and his

job in 1933 under the Nuremberg

Laws and his title changed to

“Krankenbehandler” (one who

treats the sick). With the arrival

of the Nazis in power, Jews were

banned from practising medicine

professionally, and he was

assigned to work at the Breslau

Jewish Hospital, where he became

medical director in 1937. Following

the violent attacks on Jewish people

and properties during Kristallnacht on

9 November 1938, Guttmann ordered his staff

to admit any patients without question. The

following day, he justified his decision on a

case-by-case basis with the Gestapo. Out of 64

admissions, 60 patients were saved from arrest

and deportation to concentration camps.

Escape to Britain

In early 1939, Guttmann and his family left

Germany because of the Nazi persecution of the

Jews. An opportunity for escape had come when

the Nazis provided him with a visa and ordered

him to travel to Portugal to treat a friend of the

Portuguese dictator António de Oliveira Salazar.

Guttmann was scheduled to return to Germany

via London, when the Council for Assisting

Refugee Academics (CARA) arranged for him

to remain in the United Kingdom. He arrived

with his wife Else Samuel Guttmann and two

children, a son, Dennis, and a daughter, Eva age

6 in Oxford, England, on 14 March 1939. CARA

negotiated with the British Home Office on

their behalf, and gave Guttmann and his family

£250 (equivalent to £16,000 in 2019) to help

settle in Oxford. Guttmann continued his spinal

injury research at the Nuffield Department of

Neurosurgery in the Radcliffe Infirmary. For the

first few weeks after arrival the family resided in

the Master’s Lodge of Balliol College (with the

Master Sandie Lindsay) until they moved into

a small semi-detached house in Lonsdale Road.

] Both children were offered free places by the

headmistress of Greycotes School. The family

were members of the Oxford Jewish community,

and Eva remembers becoming friendly with


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Miriam Margolyes, now a famous actress. The

Jewish community in Oxford was growing

rapidly as a result of the influx of displaced

academic Jews from Europe.

With the outbreak of the Second World War,

Guttmann and his family stayed in the home of

Lord Lindsay, CARA Councillor and Master of

Balliol College.

Stoke Mandeville Hospital

In September 1943, the British government

asked Guttmann to establish the National Spinal

Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

in Buckinghamshire. The initiative came from

the Royal Air Force to make sure the treatment

and rehabilitation of pilots with spine injuries,

“who often crashed on approach with their

bombers damaged”. When the centre opened

on 1 February 1944, the United Kingdom’s

first specialist unit for treating spinal injuries,

Guttmann was appointed its director (a position

he held until 1966). He believed that sport

was an important method of therapy for the

rehabilitation of injured military personnel,

helping them build up physical strength and

self-respect.

Guttmann became a naturalised British citizen

in 1945. He organised the first Stoke Mandeville

Games for disabled war veterans, which was

held at the hospital on 29 July 1948, the same

day as the opening of the London Olympics.

All participants had spinal cord injuries and

competed in wheelchairs. In an effort to

encourage his patients to take part in national

events, Guttmann used the term Paraplegic

Games

These came to be known as the “Paralympic

Games”, which later became the “Parallel

Games” and grew to include other disabilities.

By 1952, more than 130 international

competitors had entered the Stoke Mandeville

Games. As the annual event continued to grow,

the ethos and efforts by all those involved started

to impress the organisers of the Olympic Games

and members of the international community.

At the 1956 Stoke Mandeville Games, Guttmann

was awarded the Sir Thomas Fearnley Cup by

the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

for his meritorious achievement in service to

the Olympic movement through the social and

human value derived from wheelchair sports.

His vision of an international games, the

Guttmann

presenting gold

medal to Tony

South at the

1968 Summer

Paralympics in

Tel Aviv

equivalent of

the Olympic

Games themselves,

was realised in

1960 when the

International Stoke

Mandeville Games were

held alongside the official

1960 Summer Olympics in

Rome. Known at the time as the 9th

Annual International Stoke Mandeville Games,

and organised with the support of the World

Federation of Ex-servicemen (an International

Working Group on Sport for the Disabled),

they are now recognised as the first Paralympic

Games. (The term “Paralympic Games” was

retroactively applied by the IOC in 1984.)

In 1961, Guttmann founded the British Sports

Association for the Disabled, which would later

become known as the English Federation of

Disability Sport.

Later life

In 1961, Guttmann founded the International

Medical Society of Paraplegia, now the

International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS); he was

the inaugural president of the society, a position

that he held until 1970


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He became the first editor of the journal,

Paraplegia (now named Spinal Cord). He retired

from clinical work in 1966 but continued his

involvement with sport.

Guttmann suffered a heart attack in October

1979, and died on 18 March 1980 at the age of 80.

Legacy

Guttmann on a 2013 Russian stamp from the

series “Sports Legends”

Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the

National Centre for Disability Sport

in the United Kingdom, was

developed by him alongside

the hospital.

A specialist

neurorehabilitation

hospital in Barcelona,

the Institut Guttmann

[es], is named in his

honour. The founder

of this, the first

rehabilitation clinic

for paraplegics in

Spain, was Guillermo

González Gilbey, who

himself suffered from

paraplegia and made

great progress in In June

2012, a life-sized cast-bronze

statue of Guttmann was

unveiled at Stoke Mandeville

Stadium as part of the run-up to

the London 2012 Summer Paralympics

and Olympic Games. After the Games, it was

moved to its permanent home at the National

Spinal Injuries Centre. Guttmann’s daughter, Eva

Loeffler, was appointed the mayor of the London

2012 Paralympic Games athletes’ village.

In August 2012, the BBC broadcast The Best of

Men, a TV film about Guttmann’s work at Stoke

Mandeville during and after the Second World

War. The film, written by Lucy Gannon, starred

Eddie Marsan as Dr. Guttmann and Rob Brydon

as one of the seriously injured patients, who were

given a purpose in life by the doctor.

England with Ludwig Guttmann.

The Sir Ludwig Guttmann Centre is an NHS

facility providing GP, Orthopaedic and Sports

and Exercise Medicine outpatient services as

well as imaging on the site of the 2012 Olympic

village.

The Sir Ludwig Guttmann Lectureship

was established by the International Medical

Society of Paraplegia (now ISCoS) to recognize

Guttmann’s pioneering work and lifelong

contribution to spinal cord care.

The Ludwig Guttmann Prize of the German

Medical Society for Paraplegia is awarded for

“excellent scientific work in the field of clinical

research on spinal cord injury”.

In 2019 the National Paralympic Heritage

Centre, a small accessible museum, was opened

at Stoke Mandeville Stadium celebrating the

birthplace of the Paralympics, sharing the

collections of the early Paralympic Movement

and the central role played by Professor Sir

Ludwig Guttmann.

Honours

As “Neurological Surgeon in charge of the

Spinal Injuries Centre at the Ministry of Pensions

Hospital, Stoke Mandeville”, he was appointed

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

in the 1950 King’s Birthday Honours. On 28 June

1957, he was made an Associate Officer of the

Venerable Order of Saint John.

He was promoted to Commander of the Order

of the British Empire (CBE) in 1960, and he was

knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1966.

On 24 October 2013, a commemorative plaque

was unveiled by the Association of Jewish

Refugees (AJR) at the National Spinal Injuries

Centre to honour Guttmann’s life and work. As

an active member of the AJR, he had served on

the board for over 25 years.


34 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA

Name a Guide Dog

Puppy Competition

COMPETITION has been launched to name

A a cute young guide dog puppy.

As part of a campaign to support the ONCE

Foundation for Guide Dogs (FOPG), Specsavers

Ópticas is running the competition during the

month of October. One lucky winner will have

the honour of naming the guide dog puppy,

as well as winning a hamper of prizes. This

will include a voucher for a pair of designer

sunglasses, a selection of goodies from the

charity, a certificate, and a photo of the puppy.

Jorge Martínez de Lizarduy Araico from

Specsavers Ópticas in Benidorm comments: ‘We

are really looking forward to receiving some

great name suggestions for FOPG’s next litter of

puppies. Names must start with the letter N, be

short and easy for the dogs to hear and can’t be

people’s names. Please tell us what name you

have chosen and why you have chosen it. We’ll

select our favourite at the end of October and

announce our lucky winner and their chosen

name.’

The competition, which is free to enter,

runs throughout Blindness Awareness Month

in October. To enter the competition, follow

Specsavers Ópticas on Facebook, Instagram or

Twitter and send them a message with your

answer, or comment on the competition post.

Alternatively, you can email your entry to paul.

ainsworth@specsavers.com, or fill in a paper

entry form at one of the Specsavers Ópticas

stores.

The competition is being organised as part of

Specsavers Ópticas’ campaign to raise 5,000€

for the charity by the end of 2021 and to raise

awareness of the tireless work they do. The

ONCE Foundation for Guide Dogs (FOPG)

breeds and trains guide dogs, so they can be

placed free of charge with people who have

severe visual impairment in the community,

enabling them to live the fullest lives possible. To

breed, train and place a guide dog with someone,

costs approximately 35,000€ and the charity relies

on fundraising to provide as many guide dogs as

possible for people who really need them.

Specsavers Ópticas is located in Javea, Calpe,

Benidorm, Torrevieja, La Zenia and Guardamar

on the Costa Blanca. Pop in to your nearest

store to enter the competition, or visit www.

specsavers.es to find out more.


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36 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA WALSH’S WISDOM

Walsh’s Wisdom

THE AMOROUS GHOST

AND ENCOUNTERS

When Damien Fairweather rents the

annexe of an early Victorian era

manse the handsome 49-year-old

novelist expects a haven to allow his creativity

to blossom undisturbed. Until he

has settled in, Damien is blissfully

unaware that his roomie is the earthbound

spirit of Lydia Napier.

The coquettish nymphet who due to a

sinister incident lived and died in the manse

nearly two hundred years earlier dwells in the

secret crypt beneath his study’s floorboards.

Lydia has a fiendish motive in winning the

writer’s commitment to her. Will the seductive

spirit of a Victorian shipping baron’s daughter

bring the author to his doom?

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WALSH’S WISDOM

The unwitting ghosthunter who falls in

love with the wraith is brought to earth

by Penelope Fulbright-Illingsworth. The

hauntingly beautiful ex-model former

debutante and wife of an investment banker

invites the dishy novelist to a sanctuary at

her husband’s remote manor on Dartmoor.

The story embraces the reader in a heartstopping

reincarnation of love and lust. All is

revealed in this ground-breaking story based

on the author’s real-life experiences.

You might well read that last line twice.

Michael Walsh, a regular columnist for

Out and About has encountered several

supernatural wraiths in his colourful life.

The Amorous Ghost and Encounters

by Michael Wash is the most recent of the

celebrated author’s books; it is Michael’s

sixth novel.

He believes his latest novel is a groundbreaker

because much of the story, the

characters and the incidents truly involved

him. And, he lived for several years at

OCTOBER 2021 | 37

Sunnyside Mansion near Liverpool. As a

guest, he often stayed at the equally haunted

Widdecombe Manor which also is located on

the remote Dartmoor Moors.

The Amorous Ghost and Encounters will

captivate your curiosity, change your beliefs

in the supernatural, and bring you to accept

that love does transcend death.


38 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA

WALSH’S WISDOM

Walsh’s Wisdom

Inspire a Nation

the Gift that keeps Giving

Did you ever pause when reading a

passage or a quote that jolted your senses

when you were reading whatever book

was in your lap? The veteran writer Michael

Walsh over the years occasionally did so. Unable

or unwilling to let an inspiring passage slip like

moon dust through his fingers he assiduously

kept those sayings he thought of special merit.

These, he thought, will one day fill the pots of

gold found at the end of most people’s rainbows.

The talented writer’s adagio of adages and

truisms over many years were meticulously

stored for posterity.

The award-winning writer often proven to be

a prophet had no clear idea of what he might do

with his growing collection of sayings coined by

history’s greatest thinkers.

Into the Aladdin’s Cave went the most

remarkable but unforgettable thoughts

of Europe’s great composers, writers and

philosophers. The period being irrelevant his

collection of hundreds of priceless literary gems

was uttered by the lips, penned by the quills, the

pens and the typewriters of epochs.

Who would otherwise keep such breath-taking

memorable words of priceless wisdom? Hardly

modern-day teaching professionals who in this

dumbed-down Age of Mediocrity appear to have

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WALSH’S WISDOM

OCTOBER 2021 | 39

replaced inspiration and honour with the bland

mantras of political correctness.

When cheap paperbacks litter the shelves

of charity shops and when mummy-porn in

growing demand could there not be a discovered

a sanctuary for the more discerning generations

who shall hopefully follow today’s Philistines

whose literary sewerage assaults the senses?

With the sense of duty of a pilgrim who

carefully tends the graves of the dearly departed

in an abandoned cemetery, Michael Walsh,

with the help of his erudite wife published a

compilation of history’s most inspiring quotes

and evocative sayings.

The question is again asked; have you ever

stopped at a picture or paused when reading a

quote? At such an enriching moment you will

recall staring into the distance. Perhaps you will

have become lost in thought. Then again, you

might have silently said over and over again

those golden words as if each word was a drop

of nectar that could be tasted over and over

again.

Inspire a Nation II, a compilation of almost

500 breath-taking illustrated quotes collected

over decades by Michael Walsh are here to be

savoured.

The book really should come with a little

advice. Never allow your copy of Inspire a

Nation Volume II be taken prisoner by a socalled

friend. Otherwise, you will likely never

again see your copy of Inspire a Nation II ever

again.

If you are a thoughtful caring soul then your

perhaps hesitantly purchased copy will inspire

you to do something quite magical too.

On devouring your copy of Inspire a Nation II

nearly 500 thought-provoking sayings illustrated

by 75 heart-stopping pictures rarely seen you too

will be inspired. The collection’s author promises

you that Inspire a Nation II purchased as a gift

for those you most treasure your gift will outlive

both giver and receiver.

INSPIRE A NATION Volume II. Michael

Walsh. Hundreds of imaginatively

beautifully illustrated romantic quotes,

poems and stories from the master of the pen.

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40 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA

ANNE RODGER

The Roller coaster

Part 7

BY

ANNE RODGER

Since I first introduced you to my

Autobiography in December, I have

given you a glimpse into my humble

Black Country “Beginnings”, my Grammar

School Days, Student Days, and, last month,

my career in “Teaching”.

Alongside these times, there existed my

private life and the extreme situations

and emotions that make

me describe the “Roller

coaster”.

Until I was 19, you

could describe my

life as “Normal”.

The usual ups

and downs and

“Ordinariness” .

Then I fell in

love. Big time.

We literally

“bumped into” each

other. With less than an

hour to go, I had decided

to “ditch” the boring chap I

had been with most of the evening.

Said I was going to the loo, and was on my

way out. Coming in was a group of lads

who were pretty drunk and on their way

home from a night out. They decided to

make one last stop, and I was caught up in

them as they barged their way in.

Before I knew it, I was grabbed by one

of them and pulled on to the dance floor.

Within minutes my head was literally

spinning in a very enthusiastic Gay

Gordons. Other dances followed until I was

so dizzy I had to be helped from the dance

floor by this gorgeous man who was so

apologetic that the Bar had closed and he

couldn’t revive me with a drink.

“That’s OK” I said. “I have

to go to the bus in the Car

Park that takes us back to

our accommodation.”

He saw me out to the

bus, but before he let

me get on it, we had

a passionate embrace

under the trees and

arranged to meet at

7 pm by the college

gate on the following

Thursday.

I don’t remember the bus

ride back. Or even signing in.

But I do remember sitting on my

bed in a kind of daze. Bring out all the

clichés. The lightning strike. Love at First

Sight. Whatever.

The days passed slowly, and Thursday

seemed the longest day of my life - but there

I was by the gate at 7 pm. By 7-30 I wasn’t


ANNE RODGER OCTOBER 2021 | 41

sure what to do. I didn’t know the expression

“stood up” so just kept on waiting. Then

he arrived in a battered old MG, which

had apparently refused to start. He seemed

quite unaware of how late he was - and how

gauche and tongue-tied I was.

He took me to the Bar in the Clumber Park

Hotel and bought me ‘Bitter Lemon’ to drink

as I had never tasted alcohol. He was 25

and seemed to have had an exciting life. He

had been in the Royal Air Force and spent 2

years in Iraq. I was 19 and never been further

than Butlins Holiday Camp. He talked of his

holidays in Cyprus, then living in London

working for a Tea Company. He loved live

theatre and talked about the Art World which

fascinated him. “I’m into photography”

he said. “Next time I’ll bring along the

transparencies I’ve just had developed, and

show them to you.” My heart flipped with

the realization that he wanted to see me

again.

That was it. I was in love. My life would

never be the same again.

It was many years before he told me that

he was late for our first date was because

he was seeking out the mates he had been

with on that Saturday evening, to ask if they

could remember what “the bird” was like

that he was with. He had only got as far as

“brunette” and “not very tall” so desperately

hoped that there was only one short brunette

at the college gate on that fateful Thursday

evening.

They say opposites attract. But there is

no logic to falling in love. He was totally

unsuitable but totally gorgeous and no-one

could ever tell me anything different.

I rode the Roller Coaster of his years

out of work, his serial infidelities, and the

unhappiness he would bring me.

After 20 years of marriage, I finally

divorced him. Only to spend 6 years on my

own, and then marry him again. But I’ll tell

you about that another time.

“On Being Blonde”

And she was fair as the Rose in May.

About her hair, what more to say?

So fair and blonde - most time is true

Till 6 weeks gone and the roots show

through.

Then our May Rose begins to frown

At more expense to conceal the brown.

Her image must be as it was in May

No-other will know when the brown becomes

grey

For she’ll remain blonde

For blondes have more fun

And that’s what she’ll do in the

years to come.


42 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA

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44 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA A MEDIUM RARE

As a youngster I used to visit Hampton Court

frequently. There is something very special about the

surviving Tudor architecture, although the Palace

shows evidence of innovations that have spanned the last

three hundred years. Each dynasty of Monarchy endowed

Hampton Court with updates, trimmings and features that

reflect the passing of times, thus producing a mixture of

architecture and a core of design that superbly reflects on all

aspects of decor across those centuries.

Central to the gardens is a wonderful Maze. It is

constructed in Box Wood trees which give density to the sheer

walls of green that hide the secret pathway to the middle. In

any maze it is the centre that everyone is looking for, and,

having found it, the exit is what everyone will seek. Chaos

comes when people are travelling in each and every direction,

and every turning looks exactly the same as the last one.

There are cul de sac dead ends and a lot of teasing when you

reach well into the centre but cannot fathom how you access

that coveted bench right in the centre.

People enter with a view to always keeping left, which

doesn’t work well, or maybe going for the right, which is

not always the correct strategy to follow, and which may

slowly serve to drive you crazy. What is needed to reach the

sanctuary of the centre is patience, calm, and persistence. As

you traverse the green corridors of pollarded trees you have

no clue as to where the next turning is taking you to. You

cannot rely on instinct because you may think you are onto a

winner and have found your way, but somehow that Centre

gets further away with every step. It is frustrating and it was

designed as an Amuse Bouche to whet the appetite for the

rest of the surrounding House and its gardens. Children got

lost in it. Lovers across the decades chose to get lost in it, and

after all it is merely part of our journey of life to overcome the

barriers that prevent us from reaching our goals and then to

go safely home for tea.

Life has become more complicated recently. We may feel,

and we do have every right to feel, as if changes all around

us have made us visitors to a big maze that is life. We should

mourn the freedoms of the past and present ourselves to

being a part of a future that embraces changes and yet it is

not so easy to take, and our instincts are based on survival

and strength, after all. We are all lost in a current Maze of

uncertainty and there may very well be some false turns and

frustrations as we look for each our personal Sanctuary as a

place of safety. The pathway ahead may serve to tease us, but

uncertainty and changes against our wishes are demands and

we should be free to experience that which we feel is a part of

our individual lives, and as such; our own rights as Citizens

of the World.

As there are shifts Politically we may very well see

many changes, and we all want to be part of any change

that will ensure that the Planet survives and that life, as we

perceive it, continues to be mutual and pleasing. Yes, we may

have to rethink, and backtrack and yet there should be no

compromise. When quality of life is no longer available to

us then we should not have to continue, and our own rights

should be there in our defence and not as an illusion of the

lies of some others.

Where does Spirit come into this? Well, our journey of life

has brought us safely to where we are, and on that journey

of life we have had a continuing backup of those who wish

that we get the very best that we can. By acting as a holding

station, open to all, the great Spirit World is not a divide,

but it is a filter to reclaim the souls that are passing through,

whilst caring adequately for all those who need Spiritual

Guidance and love to see them through. Because Spirit is

a body of those who have passed over, so too it is the final

resting place for all souls in transit. Unlike Hampton Court

Maze there will be no dead ends, cul de sacs or irritating

twists and turns as we complete this, our journey of life. The

directive point of the Spirit World is the mainstay of support

and the reception of travelling souls as they congregate and

plan their onward journey. This may take them out of their

comfort zones, but so too will it see a fairness in treatment, an

equality of residence open to all who have lived life and wish

to have guidance and support for the next vital stage of the

journey. Nobody who needs to enter is barred, and nobody

is ever alone there, unless they want to be. Pain does not exist

and all our loved ones who have gone ahead have passed

the portals and determined what choices awaited them in the

options of Spirit. There will be a way in, some changes and

an enlightening process designed to remove the burden of

past worries and negativities as we each examine our lives

and choose accordingly to move onwards, stay and work, or

develop skills as Guides or Helpers to those living here on

Earth who need our tender love and care to carry on. No life

is wasted. Mystery and magic such as we may never have

experienced awaits us, and since there are no barriers then we

know that we shall be well protected and taken care of.

Life is amazing in every way, and though sometimes we

find it hard to achieve happiness, or we are frustrated or

impatient, the Grand exit from Spirit, when the time comes,

means that we have done what we were sent here to do and

now is the time to rest and recuperate.

May life make your journey happy, and here’s hoping you

find your way to the safety of your destination with no wrong

turns or dead ends! Spirit knows sometimes you need to

know how to escape, but be safe and accept now the secrets

of life that are your true treasures.

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OPENING

TIMES

Mon-Fri:

10.00-17.00

CLOSED

Sat & Sun


46 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA

Sunday

3rd October

A.J. SWING

Friday 29 October

HALLOWEEN

PARTY

Father Ted’s

Camino del Pallero, 6, Moraira

OPENING HOURS

Mon 3 – 9

Tues 3 – 9

Weds 3 – 11

Thurs CLOSED

Fri 3 – 10

Sat 2 – 10

Sun 10 – 8

Father Ted’s can be described as a “Jewel in a Crown” as

it sparkles with personality and is a “gem” of a bar to visit

with a warm welcome.

In the Moraira area where there are plenty of fizzy beers, it’s a joy to get a decent

pint of Guinness, properly served. The owner and staff are professional and friendly

and the food is very good. It has a relaxed and civilized feel about it, everything

a bar should be. Another big asset is the wide selection of “GUEST CRAFT ALES”

available including “ADNAMS BROADSIDE” and “NEIPA” on draught.

GUEST BEERS CHANGED REGULARLY.

What a find! Great food and service and good value for money. Treat yourself to

a traditional Sunday Lunch with a choice of starters, main courses of Roast Beef,

Roast Chicken, Roast Lamb, or Roast Pork served with all the trimmings, starting

from 10.95€. Spaces are limited though so give Gwen a ring on 966 490 277 or 630

965 392 to book. Lunch will be served from 1.30.

Staff very friendly and attentive. Home-made Specials from €6.95.

Inside seating 52 people and on the terrace 20. Plenty of outside parking space.

Check us out on Facebook for Up and Coming Events.

QUIZ AND SPECIAL MEAL DEALS EVERY SATURDAY

TRADITIONAL SUNDAY LUNCH from €11.95.

Please check our Facebook page for revised times, capacity and

entertainment, as these may change due to the easing of restrictions

SELECTION OF CRAFT ALES

Including Punk IPA and

Bombardier on draught.

New beer arriving on draught.

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Quiz Night & The Open Box

FRIDAY NIGHT

Homemade fish & chips

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SATURDAY NIGHT

Meal deals from 5.00€

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Available from 11.95€


OCTOBER 2021 | 47

Father Ted’s

Camino del Pallero, 6, Moraira

A Gem of a Place

One Course 11.95€

Two Courses 13.95€

Three Courses 15.95€

Normal Opening Hours

Mon 3 - 9 , Tues 3 – 9, Weds 3- 11, Thurs Closed, Fri 3 –

10, Sat 2 – 10, Sun 10 – 8

Opening hours may vary and entertainment due to ongoing restrictions.

Check our Facebook page or phone the bar on 966 490 277/630 965 392

Booking advised: 966 490 277 / 630 965 392

Camino Del Pallero 6, Moraira


48 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA

CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Do you ever feel worthless?

Perhaps you have lost sight of the fact

that we are all precious, all different,

all given the capacity to love and

hate, and all given the choice to decide

which one of those two roads we want to

go down. It is amazing to realise that no

matter how many people are involved in

our lives, we have the final say about how

we are going to deal with things, just by

our attitude, and the way we decide to react

to what goes on in our lives.

I read something quite lovely the other day

and would like to share it with you to make

you think:

“A college lecturer held up a £20 note and

asked the audience of 200 who would like

to have it. All the hands went up. He then

crumpled it, and asked the question again...

all the hands went up. He then put it on the

floor and scruffed it up with his foot, and

still everyone wanted it. He then said:

“My friends, you have all learned a very

valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the

money, you still wanted it because it did

not decrease in value. It was still worth £20.

Many times in our lives, we are dropped,

crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the

decisions we make and the circumstances

that come our way. We feel as though

we are worthless; but no matter what

happened or what will happen, you will

never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased,

you are still priceless to those who love

you. The worth of our lives comes, not in

what happens to us, but by ...WHO WE

ARE.

You are special - don’t ever forget it.”

Perhaps we could think of that when we

feel particularly down, or talk to someone

else who feels that way. Sometimes in life

we get pointers about which direction we

should go in, and we choose to ignore them,

even to the point of feeling that things

don’t apply to us......what opportunities we

could be missing! By just keeping an open

mind and considering every option that

comes our way, without being judgemental

or negative about things, we could open

our lives up measurably, even by taking

on other points of view. We are all given

masses of opportunities every day to make

a difference to our lives, but some of us

think that life just has to go on the same as

yesterday and the day before, and we don’t

see any way out of a routine or a rut that

we have created for ourselves.

You deserve better, we all do! Just viewing

things differently makes all the difference.

Just deciding to smile at everyone we meet

makes a difference! Did you know that

the mere gesture of smiling produces an

electrical stimulus that effects the pituitary

gland, which releases the endorphins in the

brain that make us feel good?....why not

smile more?!!!

Till the next time!

Violet King


OCTOBER 2021 | 49

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50 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA

DAWN BLYTHE

50+ men - are you taking

care of your health?

We all know that sticking to

a healthy lifestyle helps

prevent many illnesses and

health problems. People today are

very conscious of this and most are at

least making some kind of effort to stay

healthy and fit.

The trouble is how do you know

that you efforts are paying off? Some

things are obvious; we all have access to

weighing scales for example but are you

sure your heart is healthy? How do you

know you are not diabetic? Not all health

problems give us warnings or have

symptoms that we would necessarily

take much notice of. So what can you do?

Take part in screening programmes!

Screening means to look for signs of

diseases and conditions before there are

symptoms. It helps to identify health

issues at an early stage leading to earlier

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DAWN BLYTHE

OCTOBER 2021 | 51

This is just as important for women as

it is for men but we know from

research studies that many men

will not go anywhere near a

Doctor unless dragged there

or blackmailed!!

So all you men, if

you are offered health

screening take advantage

of it! Depending upon

where you live you will

have access to different

types of screening but

do remember virtually

all kinds of screening are

available privately. If you have

concerns about family history of

certain conditions have a chat with

your Family Doctor.

Some examples of health screening are:

• Blood pressure

• Cholesterol

• Diabetes

• Bowel cancer

• Prostate cancer

• Aortic aneurysm

Think about it.......You wouldn’t drive a

car for 50 years and expect nothing to go

wrong with it! Checking brake hoses can

save you from injury, death or disability!

Now apply that same logic to your body.

Screening for the above does not just

improve prognosis for cancers and help

prevent a fatal ruptured aneurysm but

also helps avoid strokes, heart attacks,

kidney and eye disease and even

amputations!

So, seriously think about screening

tests. (See March Special Offer at the

Family Medical Centre, Albir – 20%

off PSA tests).

· Article by Dawn Blythe S.R.N. R.M.

· The Family Medical Centre, Albir. 966 865 072

· www.albirfamilymedicalcentre.com


52 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA PUZZLE PAGE

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ACROSS

1 Stick held by African explorer (4)

3 Being most dilatory, I started afresh (8)

9 Draw animal, filling in only half (7)

10 Unexpected defeat for group at university?

(5)

11 Wireless announcement in port (5)

12 No longer bound to get involved in duet

(6)

14 Be back in time for discussion (6)

16 Collect James the actor (6)

19 Nut cracked for old man (6)

21 Cheers! Old man’s providing food in bar

(5)

24 Means to rebuild minister’s house (5)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Sudoku Today

23

Classic Sudoku

24 25

Place a digit from 1 to 9 into each of the empty squares so that each digit appears

exactly once in each of the rows, columns and the nine outlined 3x3 regions.

25 Divert public besieged by soldiers twice (7)

26 A key adviser somewhere in Australia (8)

27 Biblical king finally lacking as leading man

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54 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA PAWS FOR THOUGHT

Well Alfie certainly celebrated his

birthday in style in September

and got all the squeaky toys

imaginable, so he was very happy. So

was Bentley and I, we made sure we

got the toys first ha ha.

I am pleased the cooler weather

has arrived as I am carrying some

muscle and weight and the heat got

to me.

As I mentioned before I am on a

special Metabolic diet. The food is

helping me to lose weight…I think. It

should fill me so I am not hungry.

The trouble is I do not like to “miss-out”

on anything and like to keep up with the

other younger “party paws set” but the next

day I cannot keep my eyes open and just

sleep and sleep. Whereas the sensible one

Bentley goes to bed early. I wish I did but I

have to be in the midst of everything. Thus

the next day I look terrible, with bags under

my eyes, and yawning all day and flopping

here and there, I can hardly raise my head

to yawn. However, I have decided not to

do these party nights and punish myself

the next day!! Although I will be at the

Halloween party. Alfie is not keen to wear

his Halloween outfit.

For more info on this adorable dog please

telephone the PEPA helpline on 650 304 746

or email p.e.p.a.animalcharity@gmail.com

Please give a thought to those lovely

friends of mine in the local rescue shelters.

Bentley and Tyson together in their

Halloween costumes. .

The PEPA helpline on 650 304 746 or

Email: p.e.p.a.animalcharity@gmail.com

They need your help for dog walking,

fostering and most of all for adoption. My

four legged friends will love you forever.

We have our Halloween costumes and

already for the celebrations. Lots of tail

wags, paw, paws and licks from Tyson,

Bentley and Alfie.

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Frederick William Skilton

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Known to his friends as Rick, he was born

in Croydon on the 18th October 1935 to

a humble, loving, working class family.

As he grew up, it soon became obvious how

bright and intelligent Rick was and he went on

to win a scholarship. From there he studied

medicine, subsequently becoming a Consultant

Gynaecologist working in London. This is where

he met a lot of celebrities as a patients, such as Julie

Garland, Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Bassey to

name a few. For a time he was a doctor with the

Royal family and even went on a trip to Australia

with them. Later in his career, he changed from

Gynaecology to research and teaching. He was part

of the research team who discovered the Vaccine

for poliomyelitis. He was also in the group of

assistant Doctors who helped Professor Christiaan

Barnard (who did the first heart transplant) when

he came to St George’s Hospital, London. In

1997 in Roslyn, Scotland, Rick was also part of the

research team who worked with Ian Wilmut in the

successful cloning of Dolly the sheep.

Rick’s life changed when he left the UK to

move to Spain with his then partner Graham, who

wanted to take early retirement. So, he left the UK

as Professor Skilton and arrived in Spain as ‘Rick’

at the end of the 1990’s.

Here they both joined the Harlequins in 2004

and went on to do many shows. A man of many

talents, not only playing a role in the chorus but

also at times, taking on the compéring.

His partner Graham, sadly passed away in

January 2007 but never one to stand still, later

that same year through to 2008 he directed many

cabaret shows of his own to raise money for

charities, one of which was for Adopt a Child,

which he organised through the Oasis church in

Javea run by Clive Read.

His life then changed again in October 2008 when

he met Tony who would later become his partner

for life when they married in 2009. They first met

when Rick went to see a performance of ‘Oliver’ by

the Footlights Theatre Group in which Tony was

part of the Chorus line. They were introduced by

a mutual friend, John Bennetts in the bar after the

show and the rest as they say, is history.

Rick was a well-loved

and respected man. Ready

to help where he could,

enjoying others people’s

company and whenever he

met you, he always left you with a smile on your

face. He will be missed by so many people.

I very much agree with the last lines on Rick’s

life. Rick was a well-loved and respected man.

He was a big asset to the Harlequin group.

He enjoyed being with people so “meeting

and greeting” people at the Harlequins shows

was perfect for Rick’s personality. He was also

excellent on stage and he was my dancing

partner. Such enjoyable, happy times. He

made me laugh so much as he was full of fun.

Whenever he met you, he always left you

smiling. He will be so greatly missed by me and

members of the Harlequin group.

The year’s Rick was in the group were such

jovial times to reflect on. He wrote an article for

my magazine called from “Theatre to Theatre”

as from being a Surgeon in a theatre he then

started to tread the boards on the stage theatre,

thus “Theatre to Theatre”. He would often tell

some very funny stories of questions asked him

as a doctor but we won’t go into that but they

were very, very comical. He was a character

himself and once you were introduced to Rick

you would feel you had known him all your life

and he always had something to say to make

you laugh. So pleased I met Rick recently and

had the chance of another laugh.

So, so sad. I feel privileged, delighted and

lucky to have known Rick he will always be in

my thoughts. Such a lovely, cheerful man.

Carol (Levey)


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Book

Review

OCTOBER 2021 | 57

The Evening and the Morning

by Ken Follett (Author)

A Time of Conflict

It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. The

king’s grip on the country is fragile and chaos

reigns. A young boat builder dreams of a better

future after a devastating Viking raid shatters the

life he hoped for.

Lives Intertwined

A Norman noblewoman follows her husband

to a new land only to find her life there shockingly

different; and a capable monk at Shiring Abbey

has a vision of transforming his humble home

into a centre of learning admired throughout

Europe.

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The Dawn of a New Age

Now, with England at the dawn of

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wealth and power, in an epic tale of

ambition, rivalry, love and hate.

Thirty years ago we were

introduced to Kingsbridge in The

Pillars of the Earth, and now in this

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on a journey into a rich past, which

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From the

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Ken Follett, The

Evening and the

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Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Imprint:

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ISBN: 9781447278825

Published:10 Jun 2021

Classifications:

Historical adventure

Weight:

484g

Dimensions:

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Language: English


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Halloween Night

Double, Double toll and trouble. Fire burn and caldron bubble!

The nights are drawing in and Halloween is creeping

nearer..

This year, Halloween Horror Nights returns as an

exhibition so fans can revisit popular features of the past

nine years of the event at the Universal Studios Singapore.

Last year, ths was cancelled. Think you’re brave enough to

walk around in a haunted house? Based on a man-versusnature

narrative, this house boasts special effects and

elaborate set designs.

It’s the event’s first regional collaboration to create an

original haunted house. So what’s the story behind it?

Curse Of The Naga charts the journey of a foreigner who

incurs the wrath of a malevolent naga spirit and has to find

a way to escape her clutches.

The 30th annual HHN at Universal Studios Orlando will

start on September 3. Both events run through October 31.

However in England there are known and talked about

haunted places. Borley Rectory was a Victorian house that

gained infamy as “the most haunted house in England”

after being described as such by psychic researcher.

Widely thought of as one of the most haunted places

in the UK, St Briavels Castle is a number one hot spot for

ghost hunters. Dating back to 1075, the castle has been

used as a hunting lodge, court, and prison. Visitors have

reported babies crying, a ghost in a suit of armour, dark

figures violently pushing them, the sounds of growling,

and a feeling of being strangled...to name but a few.

You could stay there this Halloween - the castle is

currently run as an YHA hostel - but you might not get a

peaceful night’s sleep.

Chillingham by name, and somewhat chilling by nature.

Built as a stronghold in the 12th Century, Chillingham

Castle has a history littered with battles and executions.

It’s rumoured to host tortured spirits, as well as a few

friendly ghosts. The venue puts on regular ghost tours and

all-night vigils.

The Ancient Ram Inn is infamous for its evil spirits and

is a must-visit destination for all paranormal enthusiasts. A

past owner of the inn has described being dragged across

the room by demonic spirits, while the inn is believed to

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Warwick Castle. Dating back to 1068 when it was built by

William the Conqueror, further additions and renovations

were made to the castle in the 12th century. All this activity

can only mean one thing – paranormal occurrences!

The castle has been the focus of many paranormal

investigations. One such ghost, Sir Fulke Greville, is

frequently spotted. Murdered by his manservant in 1628

he can be seen slowly appearing beside his portrait.

Despite their fame as tourist attractions, the dungeon and

the tower are not for the faint of heart due to the tortured

spirits that remain there. Dare you visit?

Rollright Stones. A site that concealed bones and

perpetuates tales of witchcraft, the Rollright stones are

thought to be older than Stonehenge. Located on the border

between Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, the stones have

stood silently at the very southern end of the county for

an eerie amount of time. What have they witnessed? Only

they know. The site has been rumoured to be a popular

gathering place for many covens over the centuries. Would

you visit to bear witness to the legend?

Battle of Edgehill. Half-way between Banbury and

Warwick is the site of the Battle of Edgehill. Despite the

battle occurring in 1642, phantoms of all the fighting

soldiers have been seen and heard since the dreadful

battle. Despite the visions tapering off into obscurity over

the years, many people who visit the site still feel uneasy

and hear the sounds of battle. It’s interesting to note that

the Edgehill ghosts are the only British phantoms able to

boast recognition from the Public Record Office. Would

you be brave enough to stand on the battleground?

There are many haunted places listed all over Spain and

some very scary places around the word but unfortunately

only enough space to describe a few.

The law School, Cordova, Andalusia. The old building

of the current Faculty of Law, Economics and Business

Studies at the University of Cordoba XIII century. Before

becoming a school began as a Carmelite convent and then

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military hospital. Nowadays, the ghosts of labour who lost

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their babies, the teacher exactly once died in each of of the rows, a sudden columns and the nine heart outlined 3x3 attack regions.

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a soldier calling “I am going to kill you” the rhythm that

breaks crystals frighten students and workers.


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The House of Seven Chimneys, Madrid. It is said that the

spirit of a beautiful lady dressed in white and accompanied

by a strike torch between the chimneys of the building every

night … Apparently, Dona Elena, which she was mistress

of King Felipe II, he died in mysterious circumstances and

his body was never found. But nevertheless, is not the only

walking on the other side and another young woman who

committed suicide on the wedding night of their marriage

of convenience with an elderly wealthy and now travels the

corners of this haunted house clinking coins that King, who

was also a lover, He had given her.

IF spiders, ghosts and things that go bump in the night

don’t scare you off, join the queue to splash €16 million on

Spain’s most haunted house.

The Cortijo Jurado in Malaga, which has captured the

attention of paranormal experts internationally, is now

up for sale. The imposing 19th century mansion perches

alongside the A357 Campanillas road in Malaga province

and was built with 365 windows, one for every day of the

year. Constructed by the Heredia family in the 1830s, legend

has it that numerous unspeakable crimes, kidnappings

and tortures took place before victims’ bodies were buried

within the building.

Halloween is the evening before the Christian holy days

of All Hallows’ Day of All Saints day on 1 November and

All Souls’ Day on 2 November, thus giving the holiday on

31 October the full name of All Hallows’ Eve (meaning the

evening before All Hallows’ Day).

How did it start Halloween? Halloween has its roots in

the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which

was celebrated on the night of October 31. The Celts, who

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lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the

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quarter days in the medieval Gaelic calendar.

It also marked the end of the harvest season and beginning

of winter or the darker half’ of the year. At Samhain, it was

believed that the Aos Sí needed to be propitiated to ensure

that the people and their livestock survived the winter.

Offerings of food and drink, or portions of the crops, were

left for the Aos Sí. The souls of the dead were also said to

revisit their homes. The belief that the souls of the dead

return home on one night or day of the year seems to have

ancient origins and is found in many cultures throughout

the world.

Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic

the evil spirits or appease them. At Halloween, yards and

public spaces may be decorated with traditionally macabre

symbols including witches, skeletons, cobwebs, and

headstones.

In Ireland and Scotland, the turnip has traditionally

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turnip. Subsequently, the mass marketing of various size

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All types of materials for that “special occasion

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Awarded the maximum 5 star rating in the most recent poll by

the American Federation of Certified Psychics and Mediums.

ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20:

Later this month, the Full Moon

encourages bold actions and

decisions on the longterm that can

only be for the best, bringing with them results

that you have patiently long awaited.

TAURUS APRIL 22 - MAY 21:

With Venus entering boldly into

Sagittarius you will find this

an excellent time for forward planning,

especially if it encompasses the fun and

excitement you so desperately need.

GEMINI MAY 22 - JUNE 22:

Ceres reverberates into retrograde in

Gemini, and this transit could end

a relationship that has been on the

rocks of late. Predictably you will find much

relief when you have your freedom.

CANCER JUNE 23 - JULY 23:

You will find sympathy and

harmony by just being yourself

this month. The mid month Mercury direct

in Libra brings both timbre and balance

back into your currently busy life.

LEO JULY 24 - AUG 23:

A problem is not a problem if it

has a solution, and even though

someone has put a spanner in the

works, everything and anything right now

is better than the compromise of the past!

VIRGO AUG 24 - SEPT 23:

Justice is the word of the

moment. You deserve to have an

uncomplicated solution to matters

right now, but if a fight is needed then rest

assured your corner is fully covered.

LIBRA SEPT 24 - OCT 23:

Mercury and Libra conjunct with

Mars in Libra. The time has come

to choose your words carefully, there is more

involved in this than meets the eye and

bigger fish to fry, too!

SCORPIO OCT 24 - NOV 22:

Venus in Scorpio sextiles Pluto

in Capricorn. Be honest about an

affair of the heart because the time

has come to put your cards on the table and

sentiment is thrown aside.

SAGITTARIUS NOV 23 - DEC 21:

The entry of Venus brings

adventure and travel. This is

a great time for any forward

planning, and a good opportunity to take

time to explore that which grabs your

attention.

CAPRICORN DEC 22 - JAN 20:

Pluto is as analytical as ever, and

sensitively placed to bring a halt

to conflicts and deepening egos. Don’t make

a drama into a crisis and be succinct. The

Sun in Libra balances.

AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 19:

Jupiter sextiles Venus in Sagittarius

and your social circle seems to be

expanding, mainly because of your resilience

and your charm. Be aware and stay focussed

on all levels.

PISCES FEB 20 - MAR 20:

Neptune thrives in Pisces and

makes short work of a deed that

needs to be done. Somebody

needs their comeuppance, and with Venus in

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