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<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong> • Issue 198<br />

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Dear Reader<br />

Time is just racing along at such a speed<br />

lately that I am wondering<br />

where days, weeks <strong>and</strong><br />

months have gone? It is now <strong>June</strong><br />

<strong>and</strong> cannot believe it. However,<br />

it is said that when you are<br />

enjoying life time speeds along at<br />

a quicker pace ha!<br />

2nd <strong>June</strong> to 3rd <strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

A two day bank holiday in the<br />

UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum<br />

Jubilee. Replaces the Late Spring Bank<br />

Holiday.<br />

Father’s Day 19th <strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Celebration of father’s day in the UK, the<br />

US <strong>and</strong> most of Europe <strong>and</strong> many other parts<br />

of the world. In Spain, Italy <strong>and</strong> Portugal,<br />

Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19,<br />

which is the Feast of St. Joseph who is the<br />

patron saint of fathers. In Spain.<br />

Why is the Sixth Month Called <strong>June</strong>?<br />

The first is that the month is named after<br />

the Roman goddess Juno, the goddess of<br />

marriage. The second is that the name comes<br />

from the Latin word iuniores, meaning<br />

“younger ones”. It also may have been<br />

called “sere-month, meaning “dry <strong>and</strong><br />

withered,” though this term may have meant<br />

<strong>June</strong>, July or August.<br />

Wimbledon tennis. The Wimbledon<br />

Championships will be the 135th time the<br />

competition has been held.<br />

It is scheduled to start on Monday 27th<br />

<strong>June</strong> <strong>2022</strong> <strong>and</strong> run until Sunday 10th July<br />

<strong>2022</strong>.<br />

The weather is often a topic of conversation<br />

<strong>and</strong> this is of no exception now as summer is<br />

here. It is the most excellent time of the year<br />

when dining “al fresco” is at its best. The cool<br />

evenings <strong>and</strong> the eagerness, which comes<br />

with the holiday passion of the tourists,<br />

family <strong>and</strong> friends <strong>and</strong> more people arriving,<br />

creates an exciting atmosphere. Spain offers<br />


so much with its s<strong>and</strong>y beaches, lively<br />

markets, several golf courses <strong>and</strong> great<br />

restaurants.<br />

A fiesta is a party, a celebration,<br />

a thanks giving. To a Spaniard,<br />

it symbolises the town in which<br />

they were born: its Patron Saint;<br />

its culture. Therefore fiestas are<br />

important places, to individuals<br />

<strong>and</strong> to families. There are so many<br />

wonderful fiestas celebrated in the<br />

Costa Blanca that you are bound to see one<br />

whatever time of year,<br />

Rose is the flower of this month. Though<br />

roses are available in many colours from red<br />

to pink to white to yellow, all with their own<br />

special meanings, the underlying message the<br />

flowers convey is that of Love <strong>and</strong> Devoted<br />

Affection.<br />

<strong>June</strong> birthdays claim two birthstones; pearl<br />

<strong>and</strong> Alex<strong>and</strong>rite. Pearls have been wildly<br />

popular in jewellery for centuries because of<br />

their natural beauty. Alex<strong>and</strong>rite gemstones<br />

are extremely rare <strong>and</strong> desirable since they<br />

change colour based on the lighting.<br />

The two zodiac signs associated with the<br />

month of <strong>June</strong> are the Gemini <strong>and</strong> Cancer.<br />

For those born from <strong>June</strong> 1st to <strong>June</strong> 20th,<br />

they are members of the Gemini zodiac sign.<br />

Social, talkative <strong>and</strong> familiar with trends,<br />

<strong>and</strong> is one of the most outgoing zodiac signs.<br />

While these traits of the Gemini sign can<br />

make them a lot to h<strong>and</strong>le, their charisma<br />

<strong>and</strong> intelligence is also refreshing, <strong>and</strong> their<br />

magnetism is irresistible.<br />

Have a great <strong>and</strong> enjoyable “Summer<br />

Time”.<br />

Remember you are never alone with a<br />

copy of <strong>Out</strong> & <strong>About</strong> Costa Blanca magazine.<br />

Keep cool <strong>and</strong> happy. Until next time.<br />

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10 Akira<br />

12 Dr. M.Signes<br />

18 David Moorhouse<br />

22 Memory Lane<br />

24 Dee’s Travels<br />

32 Platinum Jubilee<br />

34 Walsh’s Wisdom<br />

40 Whining On<br />

42 A Medium Rare<br />

48 Dawn Blythe<br />

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51 Cookery<br />

54 Paws For Thought<br />

55 Puzzle Page<br />

57 Book Review<br />

58 Celebrity Profile<br />

62 Horoscope<br />


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Chronically high blood pressure, or<br />

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• Maintain a healthy weight – Stay within the<br />

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• Quit smoking – Create a strategy to stop<br />

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• Limit alcohol – Limit to two drinks per day<br />

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• Stress management – Stress may be linked<br />

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damage hypertension can do to your body,<br />

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the development of other serious conditions.<br />

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Highlight those (many) travel moments in<br />

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David<br />

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Over the years we have loved exploring<br />

Ancient Greece sites <strong>and</strong> have taken<br />

many opportunities to visit, learn<br />

about <strong>and</strong> absorb their beauty, significance,<br />

historic atmosphere.... especially in Southern<br />

Mainl<strong>and</strong> Greece. where we have long-time<br />

connections.<br />

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not because of its historic significance but....<br />

all that remains of this Temple, one of many<br />

Temples dedicated to the Goddess Demeter,<br />

is its base with a few column ‘stumps’ <strong>and</strong><br />

pieces of marble scattered around the site....<br />

the Temple is set among olive trees in empty<br />

The Hiding Place<br />

hill-countryside; we arrived about midday,<br />

as the heat was starting to build up.<br />

Walking around one side of the Temple<br />

base I thought I saw something go ‘flashing’<br />

along the sculpted under-lip of its Floor....<br />

it was gone in a single, ‘Magic Moment’....<br />

a slender, darkish-coloured snake no more<br />

than 2 feet long.<br />

Had we disturbed its secret hiding place at<br />

the Temple? Was it angry? Was it the only one<br />

hiding there?<br />

OR was its appearance a ‘flee(t)ing<br />

message’ from the Goddess?<br />

If so, what was The Goddess saying to us?

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Darjeeling Dawn<br />

At age 5, I began my formal education<br />

in a small Boarding School for Boys up<br />

in the Himalayas of India.... this was<br />

an unforgettable chapter, a “Magic Moment”,<br />

that lasted for a period of months in my young,<br />

ever-interesting <strong>and</strong> challenging life!<br />

There were about 10 Boarders (no daypupils)<br />

at the School.... I clearly remember<br />

some of the well-ordered routines of our daily<br />

life, including meals <strong>and</strong> evening “relax time”<br />

before bed.<br />

Before breakfast, weather permitting, I would<br />

often go out into the School Grounds (really<br />

the spacious garden of what had once been a<br />

private residence) to look around, explore, <strong>and</strong><br />

be ready for breakfast <strong>and</strong> the day ahead.<br />

One morning I entered an enclosed tenniscourt<br />

in the Grounds <strong>and</strong> walked around it, not<br />

thinking about anything in particular, when<br />

my attention was drawn to something moving<br />

on the blaze court-surface just in front of me....<br />

bending down to investigate, I was amazed<br />

to see a number of little, round, particles of<br />

earth being pushed up to the surface to form a<br />

miniature ‘hill’ !<br />

As if this wasn’t “magic” enough there<br />

suddenly broke out of the top of the ‘hill’ a<br />

small, glistening ‘blob’ that began to twist <strong>and</strong><br />

turn, to free itself from the ‘hill’.... it was an<br />

earth-worm.... <strong>and</strong> a “Magic Moment”!<br />

Nothing daunted, I reached forward,<br />

grabbed the worm’s head <strong>and</strong> tried to yank it<br />

out of the ‘hill’.<br />

But the worm stubbornly resisted my<br />

yanking, NOT by sliding out of my grip but<br />

by allowing me to stretch its body further <strong>and</strong><br />

further out of the ‘hill’.... how long was this<br />

worm, I wondered?!<br />

I let go, straightened up, turned away <strong>and</strong><br />

there, in the far distance, I was confronted by<br />

a high mountain peak, beyond a range of dark<br />

mountains.... a brilliantly-white peak against<br />

the background of a crystal-clear sky.<br />

I was looking at the Peak of Mount Everest....<br />

<strong>and</strong> it was another, unforgettable “Magic<br />

Moment”!<br />

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Monday to Sat<br />

8.00 am to 8..00 pm<br />

Sunday<br />

10am to 6.00 pm<br />

~ Real family run business ~<br />

Meet Genadi <strong>and</strong> sister Lisi &<br />

parents Tsuetan & Natalia<br />

You are sure of a friendly welcome<br />

<strong>and</strong> the food is delicious.<br />

Glass of wine - Copa de vino 2€<br />

Pint of beer - Tanque 3€<br />

Plato combinado 7€<br />

Paellas per person - Order an hour before<br />

Carretera Teulada • Moraira 52 • Moraira<br />

Tel: 642 19 15 44

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Calpe, Benissa, Altea, Moraira<br />

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Since 2003 we are an “all-in” company<br />

when buying or selling property.<br />

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LA FUSTERA 565,000€<br />

Completely reformed<br />

villa in La Fustera<br />

Benissa with Sea <strong>and</strong><br />

Peñon views. Build<br />

369m2 Plot 792m2<br />

3 bedrooms <strong>and</strong> 3<br />

bathrooms, home<br />

office, parking <strong>and</strong><br />

garage, sauna <strong>and</strong><br />

exterior kitchen<br />

Ref. 3102<br />

ALTEA 205,000€<br />

Corner apartment<br />

with Sea view in<br />

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Build 2006 <strong>and</strong><br />

has 2 bedrooms,<br />

underground<br />

parking, 2 pools<br />

Ref. 3208<br />

CALPE 429,000€<br />

Wow; villa with<br />

3 kitchens, 2<br />

living rooms, 5<br />

bedrooms <strong>and</strong><br />

4 bathrooms,<br />

outside shower,<br />

covered BBQ area,<br />

garage, carport<br />

<strong>and</strong> parking.<br />

Ref. 3016<br />

CALPE 475,000€<br />

Spacious villa in<br />

tranquil area,<br />

walking distance<br />

beach <strong>and</strong> with<br />

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Lovely views to<br />

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Birthday - Founder of Utah <strong>and</strong><br />

patriarch of the Mormon church<br />

Brigham Young (1801-1877) was<br />

born in Whittingham, Vermont.<br />

Called the “American Moses,”<br />

he led thous<strong>and</strong>s of religious<br />

followers across the wilderness to<br />

settle over 300 towns in the West,<br />

including Salt Lake City, Utah.<br />

Birthday - Marilyn Monroe<br />

(1926-1962) would have been<br />

96 years of age, was born in<br />

Los Angeles (as Norma Jean<br />

Mortensen). Following an unstable<br />

childhood spent in foster homes<br />

<strong>and</strong> orphanages, she l<strong>and</strong>ed a<br />

job as a photographer’s model<br />

which led to a movie career. She<br />

later married baseball legend Joe<br />

DiMaggio. Beneath her glamorous<br />

movie star looks she was fragile<br />

<strong>and</strong> insecure <strong>and</strong> eventually<br />

succumbed to the pressures of<br />

Hollywood life. She died in Los<br />

Angeles from an overdose of<br />

sleeping pills on August 5, 1962.<br />

Best known for Gentlemen Prefer<br />

Blondes (1953), The Seven Year<br />

Itch (1955), Bus Stop (1956), Some<br />

Like It Hot (1959), <strong>and</strong> The Misfits<br />

(1961).<br />

<strong>June</strong> 3, 1937 - The Duke of Windsor<br />

married Wallis Warfield Simpson<br />

in Monts, France. As King Edward<br />

VIII, he had abdicated the British<br />

throne in December of 1936 amid<br />

tremendous controversy to marry<br />

Simpson, an American who had<br />

been divorced. Following the<br />

wedding, the couple lived in<br />

France <strong>and</strong> had minimal contact<br />

with the British Royal family.<br />

The Duke died in Paris on May<br />

28, 1972, <strong>and</strong> was buried near<br />

Windsor Castle in Engl<strong>and</strong>.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 6, 1944 - D-Day, the largest<br />

amphibious l<strong>and</strong>ing in history,<br />

began in the early-morning<br />

hours as Allied forces l<strong>and</strong>ed in<br />

Norm<strong>and</strong>y on the northern coast<br />

of France. Operation Overlord<br />

took months of planning <strong>and</strong><br />

involved 1,527,000 soldiers in 47<br />

Allied divisions along with 4,400<br />

ships <strong>and</strong> l<strong>and</strong>ing craft, <strong>and</strong> 11,000<br />

aircraft. The Germans had about<br />

60 divisions spread along France<br />

<strong>and</strong> the Low Countries. American<br />

forces l<strong>and</strong>ed on two western<br />

beaches, Utah <strong>and</strong> Omaha, while<br />

British <strong>and</strong> Canadian troops<br />

l<strong>and</strong>ed farther east on Gold, Juno<br />

<strong>and</strong> Sword beaches. By the end<br />

of the day 150,000 Allied soldiers<br />

<strong>and</strong> their accompanying vehicles<br />

had l<strong>and</strong>ed with 15,000 killed <strong>and</strong><br />

wounded.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 9 Birthday - Composer<br />

<strong>and</strong> lyricist Cole Porter (1893-<br />

1964) was born in Peru, Indiana.<br />

He published his first song The<br />

Bobolink Waltz at the age of<br />

ten. His Broadway career was<br />

launched in 1928 when five of his<br />

songs were used in the musical<br />

play Let’s Do It. Among his many<br />

contributions to the Broadway<br />

stage; Fifty Million Frenchmen,<br />

The Gay Divorcee, Anything<br />

Goes, Leave It to Me, Du Barry<br />

Was a Lady, Something for the<br />

Boys, Kiss Me Kate, Can Can <strong>and</strong><br />

Silk Stockings.rown Colony until<br />

July 1, 1997, when its sovereignty<br />

reverted to the People’s Republic<br />

of China.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 10 Birthday - Judy Garl<strong>and</strong><br />

(1922-1969) was born in Gr<strong>and</strong><br />

Rapids, Minnesota (as Frances<br />

Gumm). She is best remembered<br />

for her portrayal of Dorothy Gale<br />

in The Wizard of Oz (1939) <strong>and</strong><br />

other films including Meet Me in<br />

St. Louis (1944) <strong>and</strong> Easter Parade<br />

(1948). She became one of the most<br />

popular concert performers of the<br />

1950s <strong>and</strong> ‘60s <strong>and</strong> broke boxoffice<br />

records in New York City<br />

<strong>and</strong> London. She was found dead<br />

of an overdose of sleeping pills in<br />

London on <strong>June</strong> 22, 1969.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 14 Birthday - German<br />

psychiatrist <strong>and</strong> pathologist Alois<br />

Alzheimer (1864-1915) was born<br />

in Markbreit am Mainz, Germany.<br />

In 1907, he published an article<br />

first describing ‘Alzheimers,’ a<br />

degenerative disease, usually<br />

beginning at age 40-60, affecting<br />

nerve cells of the brain <strong>and</strong> leading<br />

to severe memory impairment<br />

<strong>and</strong> progressive loss of mental<br />

faculties.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 16 Birthday - Film comedian<br />

Stan Laurel (1890-1965) was born<br />

in Ulverston, Engl<strong>and</strong>. He teamed<br />

up with Oliver Hardy as Laurel<br />

& Hardy delighting audiences for<br />

more than 30 years.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 18, 1983 - Dr. Sally Ride, a<br />

32-year-old physicist <strong>and</strong> pilot,<br />

became the first American woman<br />

in space, beginning a six-day<br />

mission aboard the space shuttle<br />

Challenger, launched from Cape<br />

Canaveral, Florida.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 29. Birthday - Social worker<br />

Julia Lathrop (1858-1932) was born<br />

in Rockford, Illinois. She fought<br />

to establish child labour laws <strong>and</strong><br />

was instrumental in establishing<br />

the first juvenile court in the U.S.<br />

In 1912, President Taft named<br />

her to head the newly created<br />

Children’s Bureau. In 1925, she<br />

became a member of the Child<br />

Welfare Committee of the League<br />

of Nations.<br />

<strong>June</strong> 30, 1997 - In Hong Kong, the<br />

flag of the British Crown Colony<br />

was officially lowered at midnight<br />

<strong>and</strong> replaced by a new flag<br />

representing China’s sovereignty<br />

<strong>and</strong> the official transfer of power.

Carretera Moraira-Calpe<br />

coast road No 144, (in front<br />

of Euro Gym), Moraira<br />

Tel: 96 649 2436<br />



12.00 – 15.30/18.00 – late.<br />

For reservations call on<br />

966 492 436.<br />

Welcome to ‘The Kathm<strong>and</strong>u’ restaurant in Moraira where the food is prepared in the Nepalese<br />

style giving you fragrant <strong>and</strong> tasty dishes from India.<br />

Kathm<strong>and</strong>u Restaurant is a very popular Nepali-Indian Restaurant in Moraira.<br />

The restaurant serves quality Indian <strong>and</strong> Nepali dishes at reasonable prices or to Take Away.<br />


There are special discounts for celebrations <strong>and</strong> parties.<br />

The Kathm<strong>and</strong>u has free parking directly outside the restaurant.<br />

The menu at The Kathm<strong>and</strong>u includes a wide selection of Indian <strong>and</strong> Nepalese dishes to choose from.<br />

Nepalese cuisine, is known for the flavours <strong>and</strong> textures of their curries. For those of you who enjoy<br />

a hotter curry, then just ask the Chef <strong>and</strong> he will certainly be able to accommodate.<br />

There is also a very well stocked bar to suit all tastes. Inside the restaurant is spacious <strong>and</strong> attractive<br />

in design. <strong>Out</strong>side has a stylish, also spacious semi covered lovely terraced area.<br />

Great Indian food, owner <strong>and</strong> members of the staff are really friendly <strong>and</strong> you will find it a pleasure<br />

eating there! There are other Kathm<strong>and</strong>u restaurants in Javea, Denia, Albir, Moraira <strong>and</strong> Valencia.




TIMES<br />

As I sit here at my laptop, I’m<br />

struggling to write. I’m not the<br />

only one, many of my online writer<br />

friends feel the same. In long posts on<br />

social media, we have discussed it<br />

at length. We are questioning<br />

why we just basically, can’t<br />

write. If I didn’t have a<br />

deadline for Carol, I’m<br />

not sure if I would<br />

be tapping this out<br />

now. I can manage a<br />

short blog post, but<br />

when I sit down<br />

to continue with<br />

my latest book I<br />

freeze. I’ve taken<br />

to binge reading<br />

the first four books<br />

in my current series<br />

to immerse myself in<br />

Leah’s world in the hope<br />

it will break the barrier.<br />

You will have to forgive me<br />

if I have veered away from the travel<br />

theme for this month, as my addled brain<br />

ties to cope with my fears for our wonderful<br />

Queen, <strong>and</strong> her declining health. Of course,<br />

it is to be expected at her age, but I was still<br />

crawling when she came to the throne, <strong>and</strong><br />

for most of us she has always been there.<br />

I heard this morning that due to mobility<br />

problems she will not be attending the state<br />

opening of Parliament. The last time the<br />

monarch missed this occasion was in 1963<br />

when she was pregnant with Prince Edward.<br />

Then there is the distressing situation<br />

within the royal family <strong>and</strong> the<br />

speculation <strong>and</strong> criticism.<br />

Like them or loathe<br />

them, we must admit<br />

Her Majesty has<br />

been amazing<br />

<strong>and</strong> dedicated<br />

herself to her<br />

public. I hate it<br />

when hints are<br />

broadcast about<br />

improprieties<br />

<strong>and</strong> neglectful<br />

behaviour<br />

<strong>and</strong> there is<br />

little chance of<br />

defending them<br />

without starting a<br />

slanging match.<br />

I feel very guilty when<br />

I tell people I loved the lock<br />

down. Of course, I felt for those in<br />

hospital, friends <strong>and</strong> relatives kept apart<br />

<strong>and</strong> the thought of living in a seventh floor<br />

flat with a tribe of pre-schoolers doesn’t bear<br />

thinking about. However, if you are retired<br />

<strong>and</strong> a writer, the peace <strong>and</strong> quiet without<br />

traffic <strong>and</strong> aeroplanes screeching overhead,<br />

was, well, bliss.<br />

Mind, for part of the time, I was flat on my<br />

back, really sick, not so much that I needed<br />


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hospitalization, but I’d not wish Covid on<br />

anyone. Now, we are all set free, I am still<br />

a little nervous, it’s still lingering there <strong>and</strong><br />

the social scene has exploded. From my<br />

quiet, almost solitary existence to parties<br />

<strong>and</strong> dinners, the whole scene feels over<br />

whelming.<br />

For the first time in my generation, there<br />

is war in Europe. Now, I’m not panicking<br />

about being nuked any time soon, but with<br />

modern media we are all aware of the bombs,<br />

the carnage, the cruelty <strong>and</strong> the horrific<br />

events in Ukraine. To us, it does not seem<br />

fair <strong>and</strong> I have spent endless hours online<br />

trying to underst<strong>and</strong> a different mindset<br />

with different values <strong>and</strong> opposing values.<br />

I have never lived in Russia, though I have<br />

Russian friends. I worked in films which<br />

could be termed propag<strong>and</strong>a – the parts<br />

you don’t show or mention – <strong>and</strong> I have<br />

been determined to examine both sides of<br />

the argument for going to war. I didn’t want<br />

to automatically follow what the western<br />

media was feeding us. But I’ve failed. Am<br />

I too indoctrinated? No, I don’t think so. It<br />

can never be right to invade an independent<br />

country to impose your way of life on their<br />

population. Yes, the west could be accused<br />

of doing the same.<br />

Which brings me to the very sad news<br />

that the women under the new regime in<br />

Afghanistan will now only be able to leave<br />

their houses covered from head to toe <strong>and</strong><br />

only with a male escort. This is no problem<br />

if the women have a choice, but they don’t,<br />

it is now law, along with banning education<br />

for females over the age of ten.<br />

I should stop there, or I will soak the<br />

keyboard as I cry my eyes out <strong>and</strong> then I will<br />

miss my deadline.<br />

To end on a positive note, summer is here<br />

<strong>and</strong> the sun is shining again. I love living in<br />

Spain.<br />

By Dee Tavener-Craig<br />

All proceeds are for the needy animals of Calpe<br />

A difficult year for all of us but we still need to raise money for Calpe’s lost or ab<strong>and</strong>oned<br />

dogs <strong>and</strong> cats.<br />

Our shop is an Aladdin’s cave of clothing, books, DVDs, bric-a-brac <strong>and</strong> household goods<br />

so come along <strong>and</strong> snap up a bargain. The shop is situated in the lower ground floor of<br />

Edificio Perlamar on the Gabriel Miro, Calpe <strong>and</strong> is open from 10am until 1pm<br />

Mondays to Fridays.<br />

The president, Elinor Gonzalez lives in Las Bassetes where she cares for<br />

Calpe’s ab<strong>and</strong>oned <strong>and</strong> sick animals, bringing them back to health <strong>and</strong><br />

finding new caring owners for them. Her telephone number is<br />

620 106 733<br />

<strong>and</strong> she also has a stall on the Wednesday <strong>and</strong><br />

Saturday market in Calpe if you wish to offer help<br />

or Dog walk, or adopt one of the lovely dogs<br />

Elinor would be so pleased to hear from you.








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03724 MORAIRA<br />

Tel. 96 574 5395<br />

www.elnidomoraira.com<br />

Opening hours.<br />

From 10.00 am<br />

every day.<br />

El Nido is a True Haven. Excellent<br />

restaurant in every way - It’s a must<br />

This restaurant is fantastic!!!! You will love the food<br />

<strong>and</strong> its location is in a top spot right opposite the<br />

beach. The staff are lovely <strong>and</strong> very efficient. It’s a<br />

must.<br />

Excellent variety of great food <strong>and</strong> if you need<br />

food to be gluten free they totally underst<strong>and</strong> your<br />

requirements.<br />

The Chef at El Nido, Moraira is an artist, the meals<br />

are displayed with such talent <strong>and</strong> far beyond<br />

anyone’s expectations. Everything is presented<br />

with a clash of favours that complement each other<br />

brilliantly <strong>and</strong> each dish is displayed mouthwateringly<br />

beautiful.<br />

El Nido has a really good menu with a nice mix<br />

of local dishes <strong>and</strong> international style items. The<br />

Service is friendly <strong>and</strong> attentive <strong>and</strong> the food is of<br />

really high quality, it would bear comparison with<br />

some of the prestige places in the larger cities<br />

It is a real gem <strong>and</strong> you will look forward to eating<br />

there again <strong>and</strong> again, as the service is quick<br />

<strong>and</strong> friendly, food is tasty. Location is good. The<br />

whole place feels perfect <strong>and</strong> is worth trying. El<br />

Nido’s paella is also a must <strong>and</strong> is very tasty <strong>and</strong><br />

good value plus an excellent house wine. There<br />

is so much variety in Paella choices from a mixed<br />

meat or fish, vegetable, Seafood, Mellow rice with<br />

Lobster, to Saffron <strong>and</strong> Squid <strong>and</strong> many more to<br />

think about. The tapas are mouth-watering from<br />

mixed fried fish, Clams in Marina sauce, Grilled<br />

cuttlefish to name but a few. A big variety of meat<br />

<strong>and</strong> fish menus such as Grilled Pork fillet, Rabbit<br />

cooked in garlic seasoning, Duck. Or Grilled<br />

Seabass, Lobster stew, Hake to grilled prawns<br />

<strong>and</strong> many more to choose from. Childrens’ menus<br />

available.<br />

El Nido is a true haven to relax <strong>and</strong> enjoy an<br />

evening with friends <strong>and</strong> family. The staff go out of<br />

their way to make you feel welcome.<br />

So all you need to do now is phone <strong>and</strong> reserve your table. Tel. 96 574 5395

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Esmeralda Jewellers is an established family business with a fantastic array of<br />

beautiful jewellery so adorable you would st<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong> gaze at the beauty <strong>and</strong><br />

craftsmanship of their products.<br />

They are very professional, reliable people <strong>and</strong> also very helpful so your very<br />

precious watch or piece of jewellery in need of repair or cleaning is safe in their<br />

h<strong>and</strong>s. Thus when looking for that special gift, you need to visit Esmeralda<br />

jewellers. It is a family run business so you are made very welcome <strong>and</strong> the<br />

staff will help you choose jewellery, watches, porcelain Lladro status, Swarovski<br />

Silver crystal, clocks <strong>and</strong> much more. It is well worth a visit. The shop has been<br />

newly refurbished.<br />

The display is so lovely you would “Fall In Love” with the Jewellery.<br />


Av. Gabriel Miró, 29a, 03710 Calpe, Alicante Teléfono: 965 83 06 33


Mar y Tierra today offers you red shrimp from Denia, emperor from Javea,<br />

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Double fronted<br />

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large front <strong>and</strong> back<br />

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The queen is<br />

the first British<br />

monarch to<br />

celebrate a<br />

Platinum Jubilee<br />

The UK <strong>and</strong> Malaysia started in <strong>June</strong> with<br />

major celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth<br />

II’s Platinum Jubilee <strong>and</strong> Her Majesty’s 96th<br />

birthday. On 6th February <strong>2022</strong>, Queen Elizabeth<br />

II became the first British monarch in history to<br />

achieve Platinum Jubilee - 70 years of reign <strong>and</strong><br />

service.<br />

Thursday 2nd <strong>June</strong>. This annual event has<br />

now marked the official birthday of the British<br />

Sovereign for over 260 years. During the Queen’s<br />

birthday parade A Royal Gun Salute was fired.<br />

What is jubilee celebration? Jubilees celebrate a<br />

monarch’s reign upon ruling for certain periods.<br />

The first British monarch to celebrate a<br />

jubilee was George III in 1809. Several<br />

monarchs including Queen Victoria<br />

have held such events since. Also there

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was a parade in 1897, to mark Queen Victoria’s<br />

diamond jubilee, for 60 years of rule.<br />

When was the last Jubilee celebrated? In the<br />

Roman Catholic Church, jubilees began to be<br />

celebrated formally in 1300 AD <strong>and</strong> are years of<br />

forgiveness of sins <strong>and</strong> reconciliation. They are<br />

celebrated every 25 years. The most recent year<br />

of jubilee was 2000.<br />

The Queen marked her 70th year on the throne<br />

on 6 February this year, but she did not celebrate<br />

her Platinum Jubilee until <strong>June</strong>. The reason for this<br />

is because 6 February also marks the anniversary<br />

of her father’s death, as she ascended the throne<br />

the day that King George VI died in 1952.<br />

The Platinum Jubilee celebration included<br />

everything from the traditional Trooping the<br />

Colour birthday parade for the queen to a starstudded<br />

concert led by Diana Ross to thous<strong>and</strong>s<br />

of street parties across the country.<br />

Elizabeth attended the Trooping the Colour<br />

<strong>and</strong> a beacon lighting ceremony later that night,<br />

but did not attend the Friday’s service after<br />

experiencing “some discomfort” during previous<br />

events.<br />

The queen appeared outside of Windsor Castle<br />

<strong>and</strong> touched a symbolic globe that set off a chain<br />

of “Placing the ‘Tree of Trees’ at the heart of the<br />

beacon lighting reflects the Royal Family’s long<br />

history of championing environmental causes<br />

<strong>and</strong> paid a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s 70<br />

years of service to the nation.<br />

As the queen <strong>and</strong> William participated in<br />

the beacon lighting ceremony, more than 1,500<br />

beacons lit up across the U.K. <strong>and</strong> Commonwealth<br />

countries <strong>and</strong> territories.


Walsh’s Wisdom<br />



Other than the little-known fact that it was<br />

invented by a Scot, here are ten things you<br />

might not know about everybody’s favourite<br />

beef extract, Bovril. Created in Edinburgh in the<br />

188os by Midlothian native John Lawson Johnston,<br />

who experimented with what he called ‘fluid extract<br />

of beef’ after starting as an apprentice in the family<br />

butcher shop on Canongate, here are 10 facts about<br />

this football fan favourite.<br />

The name was inspired by the Latin word for<br />

the ox <strong>and</strong> a popular novel of the time. The first<br />

part, chosen by Lawson when he rebr<strong>and</strong>ed in 1886<br />

changing the name from ‘Johnston’s Fluid Beef’,<br />

comes from Bovine, the Latin for Ox. The second<br />

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part was inspired by the word Vril, the name given<br />

to a powerful energy-giving fluid in a hugely<br />

popular occult novel of the time, The Coming Race.<br />

Tasked with supplying preserved beef from the<br />

ranches of North America for Napoleon III’s army,<br />

following their defeat due to starvation during the<br />

1870/71 Siege of Paris, John Lawson Johnston saw<br />

the potential for a beef extract with added protein.<br />

He produced an extract made by heating<br />

carcasses of cattle <strong>and</strong> reducing the liquids that<br />

came off into a residue which was mixed with<br />

powdered dried meat. This substance, which<br />

Johnston believed was truly nutritious, overcame<br />

all the problems associated with<br />

the transportation of meat across<br />

thous<strong>and</strong>s of miles of ocean.<br />

The French reportedly asked<br />

Johnston, who had emigrated to<br />

Canada by then, to devise a form of<br />

‘canned beef’ that would supplement<br />

the st<strong>and</strong>ard fare. Johnston instead<br />

came up with a thick concentrate of<br />

salty beef that could be either eaten<br />

as a spread on a slice of bread or<br />

dissolved in hot water to provide a<br />

savoury drink, the product he had<br />

earlier created in Edinburgh <strong>and</strong> the<br />

rest they say, is history.<br />

Johnston was a canny promoter. He organised a<br />

stunt for a launch of Bovril at the 1887 Colonial <strong>and</strong><br />

Continental Exhibition in London by recreating a<br />

Montreal Ice Palace in frosted glass to encourage<br />

sales of Bovril from the chilly location.<br />

The first Bovril adverts appeared in 1889 <strong>and</strong> one<br />

enterprising employee went on to set up his own<br />

advertising agency. The beef drink was his first<br />

client. One famous advert showed a picture of the<br />

Pope drinking a hot mug of Bovril.<br />

It was so popular by the turn of the century that<br />

was being sold in more than 3,000 British pubs,<br />

grocers <strong>and</strong> chemists. It was available in South<br />

Africa <strong>and</strong> South America around that time.<br />

In fact, famous explorer Ernest Shackleton<br />

was reportedly a fan<br />

The adventurer was said to have shared<br />

a cup of Bovril with Captain Scott on<br />

Christmas Day of 1902, near the South Pole,<br />

after a chilling four-hour march.<br />

Unilever, the company that now produces<br />

Bovril, sparked outrage six years ago by<br />

changing its composition from beef to yeast.<br />

The change was made amid concerns about<br />

mad-cow disease <strong>and</strong> the growing popularity<br />

of vegetarianism. After prolonged criticism<br />

that the product had lost its taste, Unilever<br />

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Walsh’s Wisdom<br />





Who says that a woman, having<br />

crossed a certain point, should<br />

forget about fashion? She can be<br />

stylish, fashionable <strong>and</strong> elegant at any age.<br />

It is true: As the years go by, a woman, like<br />

wine, only gets better <strong>and</strong> nobler.<br />

Let’s take a fresh look at fashion <strong>and</strong><br />

women. As Coco Chanel perfectly put it, ‘Age<br />

is not the most important thing for women:<br />

you can be admirable at 20, charming at 40<br />

<strong>and</strong> remain irresistible to the end of your<br />

days.’<br />

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As it happens, not all women appreciate <strong>and</strong><br />

accept their age. Many try to look younger than<br />

they really are. There’s nothing wrong with that,<br />

as long as you don’t use youthful clothes <strong>and</strong> you<br />

underst<strong>and</strong> the importance of not giving in to such<br />

temptation.<br />

Dress smartly, elegantly <strong>and</strong> self-sufficiently. The<br />

image of elegance creates a sense of something,<br />

expensive, pedigree <strong>and</strong> gorgeous.<br />

Fashion for women over 50 suggests a minimal<br />

<strong>and</strong> concise fashion style. The softness of the lines,<br />

strict necklines, fashionable cuts <strong>and</strong> expensive<br />

fabrics will help to comply with all the laws of<br />

dressing for this age period. Choose your clothing<br />

strictly according to your size.<br />

Here is a tip from international fashion designers.<br />

Forget about retro style per se <strong>and</strong> even more so<br />

about vintage pieces. Even if it’s a dapper outfit by<br />

a big-name designer, you’ll look like you haven’t<br />

been following fashion for 40 years.<br />

Start your makeover with a thorough assessment<br />

of your outfit at home as you’ll find yourself<br />

looking in front of the mirror more often than not.<br />

A bathrobe, just for morning <strong>and</strong> evening hygiene<br />

<strong>and</strong> beauty treatments. Give to charitable concerns<br />

clothing no longer required for your wardrobe.<br />

With just a couple of sets of comfortable, yet neat<br />

<strong>and</strong> stylish home wear, you’ll look in the mirror<br />

as an attractive woman who has no intention of<br />

ageing either in body or soul.<br />


international model says, ‘It<br />

was only in my older years that I<br />

discovered my potential. I learned<br />

to dress nicely, use the right makeup,<br />

<strong>and</strong> keep my posture. There<br />

was a new lustre in my appearance.<br />

All of us women, regardless of<br />

age, are girls inside <strong>and</strong> want to be<br />

loved <strong>and</strong> admired. Present fashion<br />

is very democratic in terms of both<br />

fashion trends <strong>and</strong> pricing.’<br />

Nelli Kamalova


Whining on<br />

with Steve<br />

Welcome to the sun inspired<br />

<strong>June</strong> edition of our<br />

monthly wine musings.<br />

This month’s wine term that<br />

is well used <strong>and</strong> often under<br />

appreciated is Terroir. There is no<br />

real translation for the French word<br />

terroir but terrain as you might<br />

expect comes the closest but is both<br />

less specific <strong>and</strong> emotive.<br />

In essence the terroir represents<br />

the soil, subsoil, underlying rock<br />

<strong>and</strong> chemical properties allied to<br />

the way in which they interact <strong>and</strong><br />

are affected by the geographical<br />

climate, light, shade, wind, rain <strong>and</strong><br />

all aspects of its topological location.<br />

All of these factors create a particular<br />

terroir <strong>and</strong> a particular growing<br />

culture <strong>and</strong> flavour for the grapes<br />

produced, the difference between the<br />

top <strong>and</strong> bottom of a slope will add<br />

variety to the growing conditions<br />

as any keen gardener is aware. A<br />

good wine maker takes all of this<br />

into account when arriving at their<br />

optimum yield <strong>and</strong> quality. The<br />

single most important aspect of the<br />

terroir, assuming it has the necessary<br />

climate for vines to flourish, is water<br />

supply <strong>and</strong> minerals, the balance<br />

of this being crucial as too much<br />

will cause the vines to become too<br />

vigorous in its growth of shoots<br />

<strong>and</strong> leaves that will inhibit the fruit<br />

growth. Too little which is a bigger<br />

risk in Spain has the opposite affect<br />

<strong>and</strong> the plant conserves energy <strong>and</strong><br />

under produces fruit. In short, the<br />

terroir is of upmost importance to a<br />

good wine.<br />

As for the wine itself today we will<br />

consider which reds can be drunk<br />

chilled.<br />

Many people dismiss this concept<br />

completely, but this shouldn’t<br />

necessarily be the case. The main thing<br />

to consider is which type of wine<br />

<strong>and</strong> how cold. The sense of smell is<br />

a key factor in enjoying a good wine<br />

<strong>and</strong> the fact that red wine generally<br />

has a higher molecular weight means<br />

that it needs to be warmer, in order<br />

for the bouquet to open up <strong>and</strong> the<br />

wine to present at its best, white<br />

wines are naturally more open on<br />

the nose when cold. For this reason,<br />

when considering a wine to be served<br />

chilled you should look for a young<br />

or “Joven” wine. Look for something<br />

fruity that has a lower alcohol content<br />

<strong>and</strong> steer clear of anything that has<br />

had any good length of time in an Oak<br />

barrel as this will not drink at its best<br />

cold.<br />

The most commonly known reds<br />

that serve well chilled are Beaujolais<br />

as they are produced primarily to be<br />

fruity wines drunk young <strong>and</strong> share<br />

similar characteristics with whites.<br />

For Spanish reds to drink at a<br />

colder temperature look for lighter<br />

Tempranillo’s or Garnacha, these are<br />

the main grapes of the Rioja region<br />

so a young low alcohol wine from<br />

here will work well. One region<br />

particularly good for young light<br />

reds is Galicia so you should find an<br />

interesting option from here.<br />

As for how much to chill a red the<br />

ideal temperature for light reds would<br />

be 10-12 degrees C, therefore for a<br />

bottle that’s<br />

at room temperature, fill an ice<br />

bucket with half ice <strong>and</strong> half water <strong>and</strong><br />

sit for 15 to 20 mins or alternatively<br />

place in the fridge for 20 minutes or<br />

so, place yourself in a nice shaded spot<br />

pour <strong>and</strong> enjoy.<br />

Until next time.<br />

Un Salud<br />

Until next time, Salud!

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We Spiritualists are a minority group,<br />

albeit a group that I am very proud to<br />

be a part of. We believe quite simply<br />

that the human body is a vehicle for the soul,<br />

<strong>and</strong> that stored in this soul is the journey of life<br />

as we have lived it. Only the body dies. The soul<br />

survives! It records all that we have achieved as<br />

The World is full of sceptics. They are convinced<br />

that they are right, but their lack of opinion,<br />

although they are entitled to it of course, brings<br />

considerable negative energies; especially when<br />

spiritually matters are concerned. I have been<br />

asked to prove that I am a Medium, <strong>and</strong> my<br />

instant reply was to ask the questioner to prove<br />

I was not. The trouble is that if I was to give<br />

a demonstration to the sceptic, they wouldn’t<br />

stay around to see or hear what I had to do. So<br />

there comes stalemate. But if you have no faith<br />

whatsoever, <strong>and</strong> cannot see beyond the box, then<br />

maybe you are fuelled by negativity to start with.<br />

Spiritual readers ask me to convince their non<br />

believing partners that the Spirit World exists,<br />

<strong>and</strong> this is very hard to do. Rather than to keep<br />

an open <strong>and</strong> free mind these sceptics block all<br />

possibilities, <strong>and</strong> then in return offer no solution<br />

to the matter whatsoever. Closed minds <strong>and</strong><br />

closed hearts. One wonders what they do believe<br />

in!?<br />

Of course it isn’t easy to believe in the unseen.<br />

World religions trot out stories from the past that<br />

maybe we cannot identify with, <strong>and</strong> ask people<br />

to believe in miracles, <strong>and</strong> it is a hard concept<br />

<strong>and</strong> a personal choice to choose to believe or not.<br />

Beliefs are a contract after all, <strong>and</strong> a contract that<br />

many do not wish to sign. The ancient Egyptians<br />

worshipped what they could see, <strong>and</strong> elevated to<br />

Gods; the River Nile, Cats <strong>and</strong> Dogs <strong>and</strong> the Sun.<br />

This meant belief could be harnessed by actually<br />

being able to see the object of worship <strong>and</strong> to<br />

glorify the status received as a result.<br />

When I was told the story of Creation, <strong>and</strong><br />

that Cain killed his brother Abel, then took a<br />

wife, I couldn’t underst<strong>and</strong> where that woman<br />

came from. Was she Cain’s sister? We were told<br />

that there were no other people on the Earth<br />

other than the direct descendents of the fatally<br />

attracted Adam <strong>and</strong> Eve.<br />

Curious? Well I have asked the question of<br />

how it happened to exalted members of religious<br />

organisations, <strong>and</strong> they have replied to me as<br />

any good politician would, with no promise of a<br />

direct answer. Just waffle.<br />

As to the Spirit World, here Spirits gather<br />

<strong>and</strong> wait, <strong>and</strong> from here messages can<br />

be sent, proving survival of the soul <strong>and</strong><br />

underlining the love <strong>and</strong> devotion of those<br />

who have passed, but who wish to establish<br />

a conscious communication with Earth. That<br />

is Earthbound souls who believe that the two<br />

way communication is possible. Sceptics will<br />

never get a message through however, because<br />

whatever would be the point?<br />

Faith rewards, <strong>and</strong> questions can be answered<br />

<strong>and</strong> a better underst<strong>and</strong>ing can be established<br />

with loved ones as soul survivors in the Spirit<br />

World make communication.<br />

After a journey we call our loved ones to<br />

confirm our safe arrival. After the longest journey<br />

of the soul we need to receive that call that is the<br />

surety of the existence of a soul so contained <strong>and</strong><br />

surviving adequately in another dimension.<br />

Your belief in Spirit is not obligatory or<br />

essential, if you decide not to make it a priority,<br />

then that’s your business.<br />

Otherwise please use your faith to believe<br />

in something because faith is overwhelmingly<br />

needed to make great things work, <strong>and</strong> because<br />

your loved ones could be missing out whilst you<br />

test a faith that needs no more than the affection<br />

<strong>and</strong> love that you can muster. Love protects <strong>and</strong><br />

cares <strong>and</strong> we are all here to read this because<br />

somebody somewhere loved someone. That’s<br />

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The strange thing is that there are many<br />

conditions that come with age such as<br />

deteriorating eyesight, worn out joints,<br />

high cholesterol etc. etc. But, do we say<br />

‘Normal’........NO, we give people glasses,<br />

joint replacements <strong>and</strong> medications!!!<br />

So, why are some health professionals<br />

reluctant to give HRT? It is because of fear<br />

of risk factors.<br />

Here at the Family Medical Centre<br />

(Albir) we are generally pro HRT, so long<br />

as it is given to suitable low risk patients<br />

as safely as possible. For those suffering<br />

(or who have suffered) from menopausal<br />

symptoms, you will know that your<br />

quality of life can be very much reduced to<br />

the point that you feel a different person.<br />

Loved ones may also report that you are<br />

totally not yourself.


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If you are suffering symptoms such<br />

as hot flushes, night sweats, poor sleep,<br />

anxiety, irritability, loss of libido, loss of<br />

memory (to name just a few) do not suffer<br />

in silence. The first thing to do is to speak<br />

with an experienced, sympathetic health<br />

care professional. Here at the Family<br />

Medical Centre we offer menopausal<br />

assessments. Appointments are not<br />

rushed (some take over an hour). You<br />

will be given a sympathetic ear <strong>and</strong> there<br />

is always a box of tissues to h<strong>and</strong>! In my<br />

experience, many women just want to be<br />

heard. They want somebody who is not<br />

judgemental to listen to them. Sometimes<br />

after a really good ‘heart to heart’ (<strong>and</strong><br />

often a good cry) women decide not to go<br />

the HRT route but to try other things to<br />

help.<br />

Unfortunately there is not one form of<br />

HRT that will help all symptoms. During<br />

a menopause assessment, we try to to get<br />

a clear picture (from lots of questions!) of<br />

what symptoms are most troublesome to<br />

a woman <strong>and</strong> to ascertain what symptoms<br />

they can or can’t put up with! All women<br />

are different. The other task is to assess the<br />

risks for that particular patient by taking<br />

a careful personal medical history <strong>and</strong><br />

family medical history. In certain cases we<br />

could not be able to consider giving HRT.<br />

If following the menopause assessment<br />

it was felt that the benefits of HRT would<br />

outweigh the risks (having explained them<br />

to the patient) our G.P. would make the<br />

final decision about prescribing HRT.<br />

We always point out to patients that this<br />

is not a ‘quick fix’. The normal procedure<br />

is for the patient to come back in 3 months<br />

for a review. If there is an improvement<br />

in symptoms (<strong>and</strong> quality of life) <strong>and</strong> the<br />

woman wants to continue, the doctor<br />

would then prescribe for a further 6<br />

months. After a 6 month review, if all is<br />

well the patient can then just have an<br />

annual review.<br />

During the month of July, the Family<br />

Medical Centre, Albir have a limited<br />

special offer – they are offering<br />

Menopausal Assessments for 40€ (20% off<br />

the normal price of 50€) Appointments<br />

are essential. If you feel that you may<br />

benefit from an appointment call us on<br />

966 865 072<br />

· Article by Dawn Blythe S.R.N. R.M.<br />

· The Family Medical Centre, Albir. 966 865 072<br />

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OLD AGE<br />

By<br />


Getting old is as surprising as it is<br />

inevitable. I have seen the deaths of<br />

the closest members of my family,<br />

<strong>and</strong> my best friends in the past<br />

few years. So there is an<br />

underlying sadness as<br />

I make adjustments<br />

to my life without<br />

them - but, at<br />

the same time,<br />

an immense<br />

gratitude<br />

that I am still<br />

surviving<br />

<strong>and</strong> doing<br />

my best to<br />

enjoy the<br />

bonus of these<br />

later years.<br />

The greatest<br />

benefit that we<br />

oldsters have is time.<br />

We don’t have to go<br />

out to work any more, so<br />

there is no imposed timetable.<br />

Our allotment of time is of our own<br />

choosing.<br />

Sometimes - particularly when I am not<br />

well, or the weather is really bad, I decide to<br />

make a big cup of milky coffee (laced with a<br />

little something !), grab a packet of chocolate<br />

biscuits <strong>and</strong> go to bed with a good book -<br />

maybe for a few hours or maybe for the day.<br />

Interrupted only to get food <strong>and</strong> go to the<br />

loo.<br />

On other days, it’s go-go-go <strong>and</strong> I arrive<br />

home exhausted. But exhilarated. What bliss<br />

that there is such a choice of things to do.<br />

In many ways, I have been very lucky. A<br />

number of my friends have very dependent<br />

loved ones who require a 24 hour<br />

commitment. Others have<br />

regular hospital visits they<br />

must go to or other<br />

medical treatments.<br />

Even those<br />

negatives can be<br />

turned around,<br />

in that they<br />

give structure<br />

to each day,<br />

<strong>and</strong> provide<br />

a hook round<br />

which the rest<br />

of the day can<br />

be organized.<br />

With<br />

a positive<br />

attitude, as with<br />

all other phases of<br />

life, old age can be a<br />

significant time. Some<br />

of us find charity work<br />

very rewarding, as with joining<br />

a group of like-minded people. It may be<br />

fun to sit <strong>and</strong> knit, <strong>and</strong> chat together, to play<br />

Boules or Petanc, or maybe contribute to a<br />

heated debate. You may prefer to sing in a<br />

choir, act or dance on the stage, or put the<br />

World to rights over a restaurant meal in a<br />

dining-out group.<br />

Religion <strong>and</strong> family often contribute in<br />

a big way to those of us fortunate enough<br />

to have the extra time in our lives to which<br />

others have been denied.<br />

Don’t be lonely. Don’t be sad.<br />

Old age can be such a bonus.


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butter (or margerine) till coloured. Remove from the<br />

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onion + 2 sticks chopped celery over medium heat.<br />

Lower the heat <strong>and</strong> add 1 heaped tspn curry powder<br />

<strong>and</strong> a sprinkling of flour. Stir in 3/4 pint hot stock (a<br />

dissolved chicken stock cube is fine). Replace the pork<br />

<strong>and</strong> cover the pan. Simmer slowly for 3/4 hour. Stir in<br />

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The Fountain of Life<br />

by Anne Rodger<br />

The fountain is the source<br />

The beginning of the natural stream<br />

A well-spring of water - clear <strong>and</strong> true<br />

The Embarkation, commencement<br />

The Spring of the dream.<br />

The dream of a life that will follow a course<br />

Pre-determined or chance<br />

Who knows the way?<br />

The path it will take?<br />

The speed <strong>and</strong> the flow?<br />

The whole of life’s pattern<br />

Caught up in its sway.<br />

It bursts forth at the origin<br />

Like a baby at birth<br />

So new <strong>and</strong> alive.<br />

With its energy spent<br />

It will find its own path<br />

The cascade of excitement<br />

Will slow to content.<br />

Sparkling droplets of water refracting the light<br />

Are scattered <strong>and</strong> blown as they descend<br />

through the air<br />

On reaching the ground, they settle <strong>and</strong> pause<br />

Then move forward together<br />

The life-stream on course.<br />

A stream or a river - what will it become<br />

Narrow or wide? fast flowing or slow?<br />

Some lives are shallow - exhibit no depth<br />

Other waters run murky - their depth not to<br />

know.<br />

Though the role of the fountain determines the<br />

start<br />

Its influence lessens as life takes a hold<br />

The flow of the river through all life must be<br />

Direction downstream before it fades out to sea.


Now the hot spells are here, I do hope<br />

all my furry friends take note of what<br />

I am barking at “You Must Drink A<br />

Lot of Water” so you do not dehydrate<br />

<strong>and</strong> try <strong>and</strong> stay out of the midday<br />

sun.<br />

My paws feel the heat from<br />

the ground, so the times<br />

have to change for my<br />

walking schedules<br />

This summer, I have to<br />

be careful I don’t go near<br />

the swimming pool as I<br />

cannot swim <strong>and</strong> I fell in<br />

a couple of years ago <strong>and</strong><br />

still have nightmares of the<br />

time I was rescued. Other<br />

dogs can swim but I just sink<br />

to the bottom. I don’t even like the<br />

rain. I start barking at water, it scares me.<br />

Stupid isn’t it?<br />

Last year Bentley used the pool quite a<br />

lot. He enjoys swimming a few lengths. I do<br />

admire how fast Bentley swims from one end<br />

to the other. Alfie can swim but does not enjoy<br />

it. He goes down three steps in the pool so his<br />

front paws are in the water but ventures no<br />

further. This is just to retrieve one of his toys<br />

that had fallen in.<br />

I am now wearing my cooling collar <strong>and</strong><br />

when it gets too hot the cooling jacket goes on.<br />

Carrying some weight I really do feel the heat<br />

but my cooling collar is like “magic” as I don’t<br />

pant so much.<br />

I tend to find any shade or where there is a<br />

breeze to rest my body. I have a cooling mat<br />

which I share with Alfie. He lies on it more. It<br />

cools our bodies down.<br />

Been having a yap with Alfie as<br />

you can see he loves me to bits<br />

but he never leaves me alone.<br />

I had a few whispers in his<br />

ear <strong>and</strong> said he has to stop<br />

sleeping on top of me as<br />

it is a bit warm. I am lazy<br />

so him cleaning my face<br />

<strong>and</strong> ears <strong>and</strong> of course<br />

adoring me, I enjoy ha ha.<br />

I put my paws in the air<br />

now <strong>and</strong> he cleans these. Yes<br />

I am spoilt. Our bossy boots<br />

little dog Bentley is in charge <strong>and</strong><br />

bosses us both all the time. Bentley<br />

has to have his own way <strong>and</strong> gets annoyed<br />

with us, so we just give in. He gets grumpy<br />

<strong>and</strong> Alfie <strong>and</strong> I are placid. Bentley is so lovely<br />

but his dad is a “Yorkie” so sometimes this<br />

grumpy nature comes out in Bentley. Most<br />

of the time he is good fun racing around the<br />

garden chasing Alfie. They both can run fast.<br />

Lots of tail wags from yours truly me Tyson<br />

<strong>and</strong> of course Bentley <strong>and</strong> Tyson. Until next<br />

time.<br />

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Dennis Waterman (24<br />

February 1948 – 8 May <strong>2022</strong>)<br />

died at the age of 74. The actor<br />

was best known for his roles<br />

in New Tricks, Minder <strong>and</strong> the<br />

Sweeney’s, <strong>and</strong> was a popular<br />

household name in Britain.<br />

He died peacefully on Sunday<br />

afternoon (May 8) with his wife<br />

Pam at his side in Spain of lung<br />

cancer. The news is a huge loss<br />

to the British entertainment<br />

industry, with the Claphamborn<br />

actor having enjoyed<br />

a successful career<br />

spanning back to the<br />

1960s. As the youngest<br />

of nine children to<br />

Rose Juliana (née<br />

Saunders) <strong>and</strong> Harry<br />

Frank Waterman from<br />

Clapham, London. The<br />

family, which included<br />

siblings Ken, Peter, Stella,<br />

Norma, <strong>and</strong> Myrna, lived<br />

at 2 Elms Road, Clapham<br />

Common South Side, Harry<br />

Waterman was a ticket collector<br />

for British Railways. Two older<br />

sisters, Joy <strong>and</strong> Vera, had already<br />

left home by the time Dennis<br />

was born, <strong>and</strong> another brother,<br />

Allen, had died as a young child.<br />

Dennis was an English actor<br />

<strong>and</strong> singer. He was best known<br />

for his tough-guy leading roles<br />

in television series including<br />

The Sweeney, Minder <strong>and</strong> New<br />

Tricks, Waterman’s acting career<br />

spanned 60 years, starting with<br />

his childhood roles in film <strong>and</strong><br />

theatre, <strong>and</strong> adult roles in film,<br />

television <strong>and</strong> West End theatre.<br />

He was known for the range of<br />

roles he played, including drama<br />

(Up the Junction), horror (Scars<br />


of Dracula), adventure (Colditz),<br />

comedy (Fair Exchange),<br />

comedy-drama (Minder),<br />

musical (Windy City) <strong>and</strong> sport<br />

(The World Cup: A Captain’s<br />

Tale). He appeared in 29 films,<br />

the last being released in 2020.<br />

Boxing was a big<br />

part of Waterman’s childhood.<br />

His father had been an amateur<br />

boxer <strong>and</strong> made all of his sons’<br />

box.<br />

Waterman was educated<br />

at the Granard Primary<br />

School, a state primary school<br />

on the Ashburton Estate in<br />

Putney, South-West London,<br />

followed by Corona Stage<br />

School, an independent<br />

school at Ravenscourt Park in<br />

Hammersmith in West London.<br />

Waterman’s acting career<br />

began in childhood. His first<br />

role was in Night Train for<br />

Inverness (1960). He appeared<br />

in two small stage roles for the<br />

Royal Shakespeare Company’s<br />

1960 season. In 1961, at the<br />

age of 13, he played the part of<br />

Winthrop Paroo in the Adelphi<br />

Theatre production of The Music<br />

Man. A year later, he starred<br />

as William Brown in the BBC<br />

TV series William based on the<br />

Just William books. Waterman<br />

played the role of Oliver<br />

Twist in the production of<br />

the Lionel Bart musical<br />

Oliver! Staged at the<br />

Mermaid Theatre,<br />

London, in the early<br />

1960s, <strong>and</strong> appeared<br />

on the cast recording<br />

released in 1961.<br />

Waterman was a series<br />

regular in the 1962 CBS<br />

comedy Fair Exchange,<br />

playing teenager Neville<br />

Finch. In 1963, he took<br />

a “starring” role in the<br />

Children’s Film Foundation<br />

film Go Kart Go.<br />

In the early 1970s, Waterman<br />

appeared in the BBC television<br />

series Colditz as a young<br />

Gestapo officer. He played the<br />

brother of a victim of Count<br />

Dracula (Christopher Lee) in the<br />

Hammer film Scars of Dracula<br />

(1970), <strong>and</strong> the boyfriend of<br />

Susan George in Fright (1971).<br />

He appeared alongside Richard<br />

Harris <strong>and</strong> John Huston in a<br />

Hollywood western, Man in<br />

the Wilderness (1971). He was<br />

a member of the company of<br />

actors who featured in The<br />

Sextet (1972), a BBC 2 series<br />

which included the Dennis<br />

Potter drama Follow the Yellow


Brick Road <strong>and</strong> Waterman<br />

later appeared in the same<br />

dramatist’s Joe’s Ark (Play for<br />

Today, 1974). Also in 1974,<br />

Waterman appeared in episode<br />

4 of the second series of the<br />

comedy programme Man <strong>About</strong><br />

the House entitled “Did You<br />

Ever Meet Rommel”, in which<br />

he played a friend of Robin, a<br />

German student by the name of<br />

Franz Wasserman<br />

He became a household name<br />

as DS George Carter in The<br />

Sweeney during the 1970s. As<br />

well as starring as Terry McCann<br />

in Minder, Waterman sang the<br />

theme song, “I Could Be So<br />

Good for You”, which was a<br />

top three UK hit in 1980 <strong>and</strong> a<br />

top ten hit in Australia. It was<br />

written by his then-wife Patricia<br />

along with Gerard Kenny.<br />

Waterman also recorded a song<br />

with George Cole: “What Are<br />

We Gonna Get For ‘Er Indoors?”<br />

In 1976, Waterman released<br />

his first album, Downwind of<br />

Angels. A single, “I Will Glide”,<br />

was released from the album.<br />

Waterman starred in a<br />

television film made by Tyne<br />

Tees Television entitled The<br />

World Cup: A Captain’s Tale<br />

(1982). It was the true story<br />

of West Auckl<strong>and</strong> Town F.C.,<br />

a part-time side who won the<br />

Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy,<br />

sometimes described as the<br />

‘First World Cup’, in 1909 <strong>and</strong><br />

1911. Waterman played the part<br />

of Bob Jones, the club captain.<br />

It cost £1.5 million to make,<br />

most of which was funded by<br />

Waterman. Shooting took place<br />

in the North East <strong>and</strong> in Turin<br />

in Italy . Scenes were shot in<br />

County Durham pit villages <strong>and</strong><br />

in Ashington, Northumberl<strong>and</strong>,<br />

where goalposts <strong>and</strong> a<br />

gr<strong>and</strong>st<strong>and</strong> were erected in<br />

a public park with a colliery<br />

headframe in the background.<br />

In 1982, Waterman starred in<br />

the musical Windy City. The<br />

cast included Am<strong>and</strong>a Redman,<br />

with whom Waterman<br />

had an eighteen-month<br />

affair during the run<br />

of the musical <strong>and</strong><br />

with whom he later<br />

went on to star in<br />

the TV series New<br />

Tricks. Windy<br />

City closed after<br />

250 performances.<br />

Waterman took<br />

the lead male<br />

role in the BAFTA<br />

Award-winning<br />

BBC adaptation of Fay<br />

Weldon’s The Life <strong>and</strong><br />

Loves of a She-Devil (1986).<br />

He was a regular cast member<br />

in every season of New Tricks,<br />

from 2003 to 2014, <strong>and</strong> also sang<br />

the theme song. Waterman<br />

appeared on stage in Jeffrey<br />

Bernard is Unwell <strong>and</strong> as Alfred<br />

P. Doolittle in the 2001 London<br />

revival of My Fair Lady.<br />

The Minder Podcast revealed<br />

that Waterman was semi-retired<br />

<strong>and</strong> living in Spain. The podcast<br />

referred to Waterman as “a truly<br />

underrated actor” <strong>and</strong> following<br />

Waterman’s death pledged to<br />

go off air for seven weeks, one<br />

for each series of Minder he had<br />

appeared in, in commemoration.<br />

Waterman filming New Tricks<br />

in 2012<br />

Waterman was married four<br />

times:<br />

Penny Dixon (1967–1976) .<br />

Patricia Maynard (1977–1987),<br />

an actress with whom he had<br />

two daughters, one of whom,<br />

Hannah Waterman, is also an<br />

actress. Hannah is best known<br />

for playing Laura Beale in the<br />

BBC1 soap opera EastEnders,<br />

<strong>and</strong> later appeared in New<br />

Tricks alongside Waterman as<br />

his character’s daughter. Rula<br />

Lenska (1987–1998. Pam Flint<br />

(November 2011 – <strong>2022</strong>)[<br />

Waterman’s marriage to<br />

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Lenska ended because of his<br />

violent behaviour towards<br />

her. In March 2012, he caused<br />

controversy with some<br />

comments on this issue: “It’s not<br />

difficult for a woman to make a<br />

man hit her. She certainly wasn’t<br />

a beaten wife, she was hit <strong>and</strong><br />

that’s different.” The interview<br />

was broadcast in full on Piers<br />

Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV in<br />

May 2012.<br />

Waterman was a fan of<br />

Chelsea F.C. His love of football<br />

was reflected in his being<br />

chosen to present Match of the<br />

Seventies from 1995 to 1996, a<br />

nostalgic BBC show celebrating<br />

the best football matches from<br />

the 1970s.<br />

In 2015, his friend of many<br />

years, George Cole, who had<br />

played Arthur Daley in Minder,<br />

died aged 90. Waterman<br />

delivered the eulogy at Cole’s<br />

funeral on 12 August.<br />

Waterman sung the theme<br />

tunes for at least four of the<br />

programmes in which he<br />

starred, namely for Minder, Stay<br />

Lucky, On the Up <strong>and</strong> New<br />



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ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 20:<br />

Mars <strong>and</strong> Jupiter are taking good control<br />

over the month ahead. Mars is dynamic<br />

<strong>and</strong> Jupiter scheming but they bring out the best for<br />

you!.<br />

TAURUS APRIL 22 - MAY 21:<br />

Venus enters the twelfth house <strong>and</strong> shines<br />

a light on the New Moon at the end of the<br />

month, when there are so many changes<br />

coming your way.<br />

GEMINI MAY 22 - JUNE 22:<br />

The Direct of Saturn opens doors after the<br />

5th of the month, <strong>and</strong> things will move<br />

back into place, just the way that they<br />

should be!<br />

CANCER JUNE 23 - JULY 23:<br />

Moon magic sees that problems are<br />

illuminated <strong>and</strong> then comes resolve, as<br />

you take time to see that if you want an omelette<br />

you have to break eggs!<br />

LEO JULY 24 - AUG 23:<br />

Take good care of yourself. You need some<br />

tender loving care to prepare you for what<br />

comes next. Mercury Directs so that you can feel<br />

more secure.<br />

VIRGO AUG 24 - SEPT 23:<br />

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LIBRA SEPT 24 - OCT 23:<br />

Passions are aroused as Venus<br />

squares up to Mercury in your ninth<br />

house. Harmony <strong>and</strong> love result in a<br />

romance <strong>and</strong> it’s not before time!<br />

SCORPIO OCT 24 - NOV 22:<br />

The mid month Full Moon is in your<br />

second house of finances. Take care of<br />

your money because it has to care for<br />

you. A proposition is on the cards.<br />

SAGITTARIUS NOV 23 - DEC 21:<br />

The Full Moon in your sign fills the<br />

first house with energy, love <strong>and</strong><br />

protection. Take good care of yourself<br />

<strong>and</strong> indulge in a little pampering too!<br />

CAPRICORN DEC 22 - JAN 20:<br />

Jupiter <strong>and</strong> Mars are in the fourth<br />

house. You are restless <strong>and</strong> feeling<br />

trapped so time to move on. Decisions<br />

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AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 19:<br />

Saturn Directs in the 5th house. Take a<br />

break, have a breather. There has been<br />

some stagnation of late <strong>and</strong> you need<br />

to be your creative self.<br />

PISCES FEB 20 - MAR 20:<br />

Mars is empowering <strong>and</strong> Jupiter<br />

intensifying. Together they focus on<br />

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