October 2011 Issue - Costa Calida Chronicle

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Date: October 2011 Issue: 11 Volume: XI

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by Drew Ryder

Hello and welcome to a new column here in

the Costa Calida Chronicle. In this column

I shall be looking at different `alternative

or complementary therapies´, with the

object of making them easier to understand

and why they could be of great benefi t to

you.

Firstly I would like to explain that calling

these therapies `alternative´ or

`complementary´ can be argued as

misrepresentation. To explain; orthodox,

or modern medicine as it is known, has

its roots in these therapies, and whereas

alternative or complementary therapies

have their roots steeped in history and

traditional folklore spanning every culture

and country, (for example, refl exology

goes back to 2500-2330 B.C. to Egyptian

times with a pictographic evidence in the

tomb of Ankmahor at Saqqara), modern

medicine does not. Rather, it has evolved

as a science and has become somewhat

mechanical, looking at life as purely a

chemical phenomenon.

The human body has become to be

regarded as a machine made up of a

complex collection of parts. Whilst noone

can deny that modern medicine and

the modern technology that accompanies

it has many benefi ts, it comes at a price.

That is to say, the human element is often

lost. The human body is far more than just

a collection of working parts; it is a highly

sophisticated organism instilled with the

essential dimensions of body, mind and

spirit. Most modern doctors are not always

trained to recognize problems beyond the

physical, whereas most therapists recognise

that physical imbalance seldom occurs in

isolation.

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This raises the question, “What then is

the answer?”

Simply put, the answer is to use

‘alternative or complementary’

therapies in conjunction with modern

science and medicine. Alternative and

complementary therapies are safe, natural

forms of treatment and as the aim with both

alternative and orthodox medicine is to cure

disease and be of assistance to the human

race, the most positive prognosis would be

that both recognise their place in health

care and to work together for the benefi t of

all. To quote a World health Organisation’s

report: “For too long, traditional systems of

medicine and `modern´ medicine have gone

their separate ways in mutual antipathy. Yet

are their goals not identical – to improve the

health of mankind and thereby the quality of

life? Only the blinkered mind would assume

that each has nothing to do with the other.”

On that note I would like to introduce

you to Refl exology.

Refl exology is a gentle art; a fascinating

science and an extremely effective form

of therapeutic foot massage. Not to

be confused with basic foot massage,

refl exology uses a specifi c pressure

technique that works on precise points on

the feet know as refl ex points. The feet

represent a microcosm of the body; that

is to say, they mirror the body and the

workings of the body. This means that the

whole of the body can be accessed. For

example, the skeletal system, glands and

organs etc., and Refl exology is therefore a

non-invasive therapy.

The body’s own healing potential is

phenomenal; using a fi rm pressure that is

applied to relevant refl ex areas using both

fi nger and thumb techniques, physiological

changes take place within the body

stimulating this potential. The simplicity of

Refl exology belies its effectiveness.

Refl exology does not discriminate; there

are no boundaries or limitations. People of

any age, whether old or young, can obtain

very positive benefi ts through Refl exology

treatments. For example, older people

with stiff joints and circulatory problems

can benefi t greatly. Indeed, older people

with no specifi c complaint can benefi t from

a couple of courses of treatment per year

to keep bodily functions toned and in good

shape. It is a safe and effective treatment

for all ages and ailments and works well

alongside modern medicine.

Refl exology can be used for a number of

symptoms such as constant headaches,

sinusitis, joint pain, moods swings, fatigue,

stress, and constipation to name but a few.

In next month’s article I shall explain how

it works.

In the meantime if you require any further

information, or would like to book a

treatment please call Drew on 968978876

or 660326194 to arrange a confi dential

consultation.

This article has been written and compiled

by Body and Mind Therapist, Drew Ryder

BSc. Psychol Hons, IIHHT, MICHT, ThAT

He also holds Diplomas in Aromatherapy,

Swedish Massage, Anatomy and Physiology,

Refl exology, Indian Head Massage and

a Post Graduate Certifi cate in Hopi Ear

Candling. He is also a Reiki Healer level 2

and is currently working towards his Masters

Certifi cate. Drew is available for private

consultations on 968978876 or 660326194.

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LEISURE

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Nature

ESpuñaTrails –

Easy Social (NONsporty)

Walks

The next walk in

October will, as

usual, be a very easy

walk – this is what

NEST is known for

and the reason it

exists – EASY walks

to enjoy the scenery

and for friendly

chat at the same

time - we don’t do anything diffi cult - we like

to relax without worrying about getting left

behind, falling or perilous heights etc. That

is NEST’s speciality! If you can walk around

a market for a morning you can do a NEST

walk, but please wear solid suitable footwear

and bring some water in case you’re thirsty!

It’s never long before we’re eating delicious

food in a restaurant though! (Optional)

Friday 28 th October 2011 – Amazing

Moonscapes of Gebas

Meet 10.30 a.m. in El Berro car park

opposite Camping Sierra Espuña.

El Berro is a tiny village about 25mins from

Alhama de Murcia. If you haven’t been

before, there are detailed directions on the

NEST website at www.nestwalks.info

This is a very easy short walk along dazzling

white tracks that are literally out of this world!

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You’ve probably never seen anything like it if

you haven’t already been, and it really is like

another planet. An ideal walk for a strong

dose of refl ected sunshine and a big dose

of Vitamin D to boost your immunity on this

light-fi lled walk. Afterwards we’ll experience

the pine-clad, green Sierra Espuña for our

meal, where with luck we might see wild boar.

It is always such a spectacular treat when they

appear of their own free will, and they often

do – but of course it can’t be guaranteed.

The walk is 5€ and the meal is 9€ for a

four course scrumptious meal which never

disappoints and consists of a salad, starter,

main course, dessert, a drink, and coffee!

It’s a magical spot and always a lovely

experience. The restaurant is optional but

most people couldn’t be dragged away! So

be sure to book your place early as places

are limited.

Either phone or text 679002147 with all

your names and contact phone numbers,

or email natureespunatrails@gmail.com

(there are no hyphens in the email address

if it accidentally gets hyphenated at the

printers!)

If you register as a member at the NEST

website you’ll be fi rst to get news as it

happens with new walks and any changes -

go to http://www.nestwalks.info You’ll

also fi nd videos, information on El Berro &

Sierra Espuña and the wildlife.

Dogs are very welcome and much-loved on

NEST walks - on leads under control, to avoid

tripping people up and also to keep them

away from local herds of goats and sheep.

Please check in advance what the restaurant

arrangements are regarding where to put

your dogs. On this occasion in October, we

will probably be outside eating where dogs

are acceptable, with plenty of shade nearby

for cars. Looking forward to seeing you all,

with or without dogs!

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It’s time for change… it’s time to move

on…. There are occasions in our lives when

we know that we, circumstances, or both,

have to change so that we are able to

fulfi l our life’s destiny; but change is hard

unless it is forced upon us and we have no

other options.

Wellspring Victory Church has reached

that place of change and we will be moving

from Bolnuevo to our amazing new building

in Calle Madrid, Puerto de Mazarrón. We

have had fi ve wonderful years in our

building in Bolnuevo and could so easily

have stayed put, continued doing Church

and happily doing what we have always

done… we have experienced good times,

diffi cult times and everything in between.

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Around a year ago we sensed that time

in Bolnuevo was going to be short and

that we would have to move on to where

several members of our congregation

felt our ministry to people would develop

into what God wanted it to be. Our main

ministry would be outside of the ‘box’

that Church can sometimes become and

we needed a place where we could open

up our doors to the unloved, the unlovely

and the hurting people around our area;

Church is so exciting when things are not

rigid and expected.

I have heard the following said many

times and it is so true. ‘If you keep on

doing what you have always done you

will keep on getting what you have

always got’. If we want things to change

in our life, we have to do something to

bring about that change. If you are fed up

with the way things are in your life, can I

encourage you to do something about it?

You have to make a decision that tomorrow

will be different and do something different

tomorrow. If you don’t, things will remain

the same… and they don’t have to.

As I wrote earlier, it would have been so

easy to have stayed put and weathered out

the economic situation here in Spain, but

this was living in our comfort zone and not

where God wanted us to be. He wanted us

to be stretched so our faith in Him would

grow and this has happened in the lives of

many people. In Bible times someone had

to step out in faith before the answer was

revealed and it is no different today for all

of us. We dipped our sandal in the ocean of

the unknown, the diffi cult, the challenging

and the downright impossible and God has

come through for us… big time!

It has thrilled my heart to see people work

so hard to make this change happen.

Some who do not even attend Wellspring

Church have spent many hours working

on the new building and fi nances have

come miraculously to enable the work

to be completed… thank you so much to

everyone who has helped and prayed for

us.

After two and a half years of form-fi lling and

waiting, we have received our registration

for Victory Churches of Spain… it has

come just at the right time as we move

into Puerto de Mazarrón and start the next

phase of our church life here on the Costa

Cálida.

On the weekend of 7 th – 9 th October we will

be hosting the very fi rst Victory Churches

European Conference at the Hotel Playa

Grande and have a speaker fl ying in from

Toronto, Canada. Pastor Brad Dewar will

be speaking on Church growth and how we

as individuals can infl uence that... as we

grow in God… so the Church grows.

On Wednesday 12 th October at 4pm we are

holding a special service and dedicating

our new building to the Lord’s work… All

in all, this has been a very special year for

our Church, and I believe it is just the start

of exciting times ahead as we start doing

things in the town that we have never

done before. I am convinced that the cork

has come out of the bottle for us this year

because we were willing to make a change

and be different. We want to be known

as the Church that shows everyone ‘In

your face grace’… because that is exactly

what Jesus did and He offers that grace

to everyone right now. Start fulfi lling your

destiny now by making a decision that

your life can change for the better.

God bless you. [Pastor Andrew]

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Hi Shannon here again and I am going to

tell you about our trip to Sierra Nevada. It

was amazing! The scenery was beautiful.

There were ski slopes, clothes shops, pubs,

bars and lots more to look at. I bought a

small key-ring of a girl holding skis saying

‘Demon days’ and I bought Mum one with

Hello, Connor here with

more exciting news

from Los Almagros for

you! I know Nathan

and Shannon have

mentioned our holiday

with Brian and Maureen

and mentioned the trip

up Sierra Nevada, so I

thought I would tell you

in detail the actual drive

there. We did a lot of

stuff while we were

away, but the journey

there was very eventful.

We went to a camp site called Los Lomas

and it was not too far from the mountain

that we went up, but we thought by looking

at the map and checking on the GPS that it

would take us about 4 hours to get there,

even going the scenic route that Brian had

found for us. We packed up and set off. We

Hi everyone, Nathan here again and I am

going to tell you about one of the many

exciting things we did over the holidays.

We went away in our caravan and tents to

Sierra Ne vada and we went with Brian and

Maureen.. otherwise called Grumps and

Nana Mo! They have their own caravan.

They were a great help because as we

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her initial on it and a map of the area. We

checked the price for a cable car trip up

the snowy mountains and as it was rather

cheap for the 7 of us we decided to go. I

am 13 years old now and they classed me

as an adult! Brian said I must be a Young

irresponsible adult! We trekked up to the

cable cars and they chugged away.

It was amazing to see all the snow. Nathan

did not believe it was snow until he stood in

it and his feet got cold! I put some snow

down Dad’s back so he chased me, caught

me, picked me up and dropped me in the

snow. It was freezing! We met two men

from Mexico who asked us if we would take

their photograph for them and we had a bit

of a chat with them about the snow and the

sun being there at the same time. After

we had numbed our fi ngers and soaked our

clothes with snow, we descended down the

mountain again for a well earned ice cream

each. It was awesome to sit so high on a

went in the front

because as Brian

said we would be

going slower than

him and he could

keep an eye on

us to make sure

we did not get

lost! Funny!

After driving for

about an hour we

started to climb

and soon the

car overheated.

We had to stop

at the side of the road to allow the car to

cool down and for Dad to fi nd out what was

wrong and fi x it! Brian and Maureen were

nowhere to be seen and we wondered if

they had got lost! The car cooled down and

Dad discovered that it had a leaking hose

which he could replace anyway. Mum was

drove past all the great views and wonderful

scenery, up all the steep hills and down

again, our car kept over heating! We had

to keep stopping and Grumps and Nana Mo

kept an eye on us and the traffi c while Dad

replaced the hoses and fi lled up with water

again! It took us ages to get to the camp

site, 8 hours instead of 4 hours! We just

made it before the car lost all its water again

and we managed to set up camp then Dad

and Brian went in search of car parts so that

Dad could fi x the car ready for our drive up

to the top of Sierra Nevada – leaving the

two caravans on the camp site. There was

a basketball pitch on the site so Connor and

I went to play and met up with some other

children from Spain, France and England.

We all played together, it was great fun.

Dad came to join us so we could have equal

numbers. The next day we went up to

the top of Sierra Nevada. We went up in

the cable cars and chair lifts. At the top we

found snow and had snowball fi ghts! We

were all in shorts and Tee shirts. It was

chair swinging away in the gentle breeze

surveying all the scenery. At the base of the

mountain it was so warm that we quickly

dried off so we could sit and have our picnic

in comfort. An amazing day altogether.

concerned that maybe Brian and Maureen

had broken down as well and were stuck.

However, it was not long before we saw

them coming up the road towards us. The

funny thing was that they had stopped for a

cup of coffee because Maureen needed one

and still caught us up! It is always good to

laugh! After we fi lled our car with water

again and had a bit of lunch we set off once

more. Unfortunately we overheated all the

way there and we even wondered if we

would ever reach Los Lomas. Dad was really

cool, he managed to fi x the car and keep it

safe right up until the camp site entrance..

it lost all its water at the gate so we had to

coast into our parking bay. We made it and

Dad and Brian went into the town to buy

some spare parts so we could drive home

at the end of the holiday. We did that fi ne.

funny but great fun. I had never been in

a cable car or a chair lift before and it was

awesome. The views from the top were

really good. We did a load of other stuff

with Brian and Maureen, but there is not

room here and I think Shannon and Connor

are going to tell you about those anyway.

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By Sara Millbank

Like all ailments, it’s often the unknown that

worries us more than the actual problem.

Arthritis is one of those problems and while

it affects almost 10% of the population, how

much do you know about it? Usually old

people get it and isn’t it something to do with

your joints and bones?

The Arthritis Association has set aside a

day in October to try and increase people’s

awareness and knowledge of this painful

problem. So what better excuse to look at

what I can expect in the next few years!

Symptoms of Arthritis

The main symptoms are stiffness, pain and

restricted movement. Some people may only

experience slight stiffness, while others have

grating joints, bone growth or even misaligned

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joints. The pain and loss of movement tends

to get worse gradually and is linked to the use

of the joints with Arthritis.

As the swelling and painful joints worsen,

sufferers can experience a general feeling of

unwell. Long term Arthritis progresses into

reduced mobility, making every day tasks

very diffi cult. Other organs can be affected

and infl ammation can sometimes be found

in the patient’s eyes and lungs. Living with

a degenerative disease can also affect your

mental health.

Causes

Although causes are not fully known, it is

felt that some people are genetically more

prone than others to this disease. However, it

has been proven that obesity does put extra

strain on the joints and can lead to stress

and injury. Jobs or activities that involve

repetitive movements of a particular joint can

cause Arthritis or a previous damage such

as a sports injury. Rheumatoid Arthritis,

however, is caused by a fault in the immune

system which makes the body attack its own

tissues. It is also thought that this is passed

down from family members.

Types of Arthritis

The two most common types of arthritis are

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid. Other

forms of Arthritis are gout, ankylosing

spondylitis, juvenile, psoriatic, systemic lupus

erythematosus and septic. Osteoarthritis

often develops in people between 40 and

60 years of age with around 12% of people

over 65 affected by the condition. It begins

very slowly with pain, stiffness and restricted

movement affecting the joints. The pain and

loss of movement tends to worsen as the

day progresses as the joints are used more.

Rheumatoid affects around 4% of us and

often starts between 30 and 50 years of age.

Even more worrying is the fact that women

are three times more likely to be affected

than men. Damp and cold weather may

aggravate the symptoms and can sometimes

leave people feeling tired and unwell.

Prevention

Controlling your weight may help to ease

pressure on the joints. However, it is not true

that avoiding exercise will help to reduce

joint problems in later life. Exercise such

as walking will help to prevent Arthritis by

increasing the strength of the muscles that

support your joints. Good posture can assist

the strengthening of healthy joint structures.

Diagnosis

Arthritis is usually diagnosed by the

symptoms and a physical examination.

Related factors, such as your occupation,

activities and medical history of your family

are taken into consideration. An x-ray is

sometimes used to identify Osteoarthritis as

it can highlight the narrowed space between

the bones in a joint. An x-ray can also show

whether there is any calcifi cation, which is

where calcium builds up in the body.

Treatment

Individual treatment and management advice

is usually given as everyone experiences

Arthritis in a different way. Treatment should

be started as soon as possible in order to

reduce further damage. Medicines prescribed

can include analgesics such as Paracetamol

for the pain and anti-infl ammatory drugs

such as Ibuprofen to help to reduce swelling.

It is very important to make your GP aware

of any history of high blood pressure, high

cholesterol and if you smoke.

Massage, hydrotherapy and acupuncture

have all been credited with help Arthritis as

well as reducing weight, stopping smoking

and increasing non-compact exercise like

swimming. Nutritional supplements such as

glucosamine sulphate and fi sh oils increased

in the diet of sufferers have also shown great

results.

To avoid Arthritis or stop it getting worse,

the action is simple as far as I can see. Lose

weight, stop smoking, walk more and eat

more fi sh oil. Easy!

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Photography

A cut above the

rest fashion show

held at the Playasol

Hotel in Bolnuevo

by Jane’s Salon

was a huge success

and we would like to

say a big thank you

to all who took part.

The salon provided a full make-over to all

the models including hair colouring, makeup

and nails and they shone on the catwalk,

with clothes from Jay’s Fashions and Bezza

Boutique, modelling a wide variety of UK

brand clothes and jewellery, and bags and

accessories provided by Bobby Dazzler and

Irene’s Footwear.

The teens stood out

from the crowd in

their modern makeup

and funky hair

styles, with Egyptian

cotton towels from

Yorkshire Linen,

making it a fashion

show to remember.

Barbara from

Jane’s Salon not

only modelled,

but also made a

wedding outfi t

out of Yorkshire

Linen’s drapes

and used her

creative talent on

the models’ hair.

Intricate nail art designs were done by

Jenny and Lyndsay proved her fashion

shoot make-up did the trick.

Trudy from CC Radio stole the show with

her role as MC and Mark the Spark &

Misty kept the music going. Vocalist Tori

entertained the crowd with her amazing

voice and is defi nitely one to watch out for.

Look forward to next year’s show because

this year’s was the best around!

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Long Term Rentals

As ever, September sees the majority of

the holidaymakers leaving from our villas,

although this year we do seem to have

an extended summer season right into

October! As ever, with autumn approaching,

we tend to get a surge in clients looking for

longer term rentals or winter lets of a longer

duration. This year is no exception, and we

currently have several clients looking for

longer term rental properties, with a mix

of Spanish, UK and Dutch clients for 2011-

2012. Country homes remain popular, and

get snapped up by the dog-loving ex-pat

community, but this year we are seeing a

return of younger clients, taking the fi rst

step to relocating to the area by renting for 3

to 6 months for a “reality check”. For young

families and clients who need to work, this is

a sensible step to take, and the “try before

you buy” approach is once more increasing

in popularity.

To successfully let your property, you need

to make sure that you can adapt to being a

landlord, remembering that even the best

tenants who pay rent and bills on time will

at times test your patience, and that of your

agent, with their mishaps and demands. Be

realistic, and be prepared to give and take

a little and the steady income you can

generate will more than compensate for the

inevitable wear and tear on the property.

Properties close to amenities and by the

sea remain popular, and we are always

short of good quality homes on Camposol,

particularly larger villas. 2011 was a great

year for our business, and despite the tough

economic times, we are looking forward

to similar growth across our core areas in

2012.

Liz Edmiston runs OwnersAway Property

Rentals & Management offering a full

range of rental management services to

property owners on the Costa Calída. Contact

Liz on 691977107 or info@ownersaway.com

for more information or visit the website

www.ownersaway.com to view the full

range of properties and services.

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An Evangelical, lively and

friendly place to discover the

love of Jesus.

In preparation for our Annual Garden

Party in aid of Operation Smile we were

involved in putting together a number of

puzzles and quizzes. We know that people

will either love them or hate them and we

always make it clear that participating in

any of these is voluntary as we want people

to enjoy themselves. As we go through

life the circumstances and experiences

we go through can often seem puzzling

and confusing. Recently remembering the

tragic day of 9/11 ten years ago it is clear

that people are puzzled and confused by

these and similar events. How can humans

do this to each other? What depths of

hatred can we stoop to? Where was God

in all of this? We cannot sort this kind of

puzzle out on our own any more than the

governments of the world are going to be

able to sort the money problem out! Watch

and see.

God is not going to chuck in a solution

either. First of all we are not generally

asking Him and secondly we think we

are clever enough to get by on our own.

No there are many puzzles in life which

ultimately we don’t have solutions to.

Really underneath our questions we are

looking for peace…something which makes

sense out of it all. Jesus said in John’s

gospel Chpt 14v27…’I am leaving you with

a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the

peace I give isn’t like the peace the world

gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid’

Our Sunday morning service is at the

Community Centre on Camposol ‘B’ starts

at 10.30am each week and offers a variety

of music and styles, both traditional and

modern. You are invited to join us.

Have you visited our shop in Fuente Alamo de

Murcia? We have decided that we will sell all

our clothing for one price per piece - 1€! That’s

right! All our clothing, some of which is actually

designer wear, is to be sold at 1€ per item.

We have a wide variety of clothes, ‘T’ shirts,

shirts, trousers and shorts for the men and

tops, skirts, shorts and even dresses for the

women. Shoes and bags are also priced at 1€.

No, this is not a “fi re sale” this is a clothing only

sale. We also have bric-a-brac, and furniture,

at very competitive prices. If you are looking

for a piece of furniture you can ring and fi nd

out if we have it on 634336067 from 10.30am

to 2.30pm Monday to Saturday. Sorry but the

staff insists on a day off every Sunday.

We rescued two boys this last month; Lucky

and Joel. Joel had a few tics and was a little

lethargic, but his brother Lucky was a total

mess. His ears were very swollen and the skin

could not be seen for the tics. On checking

his body it was found that he had literally

thousands of them. He could not walk properly

and when he was seen by the vet he was given

an immediate blood transfusion. His blood

was like coloured water. That was a couple of

weeks ago and now he is well on the mend,

but - there’s always a ‘but’ - the total cost of his

treatment was €235, well above what we can

afford. Therefore we are starting a small appeal

to raise the money for the treatment, please

call me for details, thank you.

Take a look at the photo of Lucky.

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Consistoriales in Mazarrón

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Successful

Opening

of the Art

Exhibitions

of a Dutch

and a

British

artist in

the Casas

The opening of the art exhibitions in

the Casas Consistoriales on Friday, 9 th

September was a great success. Almost

100 people visited the inauguration. There

was a great mixture of people of local

Spanish alongside many Dutch and British.

The colourful works of Ans van der Linden

and the detailed works of Tina Watts were

very well

received.

The event

was featured

on two

regional

Spanish TV

channels as

well as in the

local papers.

The exhibitions run till 7 October. Monday

to Friday from 10.00am to 2.00pm and on

selected Saturday mornings.

Is celebrated every Saturday at the Catholic

chapel at Pastrana, approximately 10km from

Mazarrón

Schedule of Masses:

Saturday at 4:30pm

Schedule of Confession:

Saturday from 3:45-4:25pm also on request

Catechism for Adults and Bible Study:

Every Sunday at 4:30pm

Fr. Carlos Prats mobile 628 824 555

Fr. Octavio Carpena mobile 676 219 445

www.pastranaonline.com

The seven words of Jesus on the Cross

Not long ago we were retracing the Passion,

Crucifi xion, Death and Resurrection of

Jesus. As recorded in the Gospels, Jesus

Christ was mocked, scorned and tortured in

the praetorium. He carried his cross up to

Calvary, nailed to the Cross, and suffered and

indescribable end. One may meditate on the

Passion of Christ by refl ecting on his Seven

Words on the Cross.

“Father, forgive them, for they do not

know what they do”

Jesus says this fi rst word just after he was

crucifi ed (Luke 23:24). At the height of his

physical suffering, his Divining love prevails

and He asks His Father to forgive his enemies.

“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with

me in Paradise” Luke (23:43)

The criminal on Jesus right asks, “Jesus,

remember me when you come into your

kingdom” Luke (23:42)

“Jesus said to his Mother, this is your

son”.

Then he said to the disciple: “This is your

Mother” John (19:26-27)

Hid third word is addressed to Mary, his Mother

and John, the only eye-witness of the Gospel

writers. Jesus is concerned about taking care

of his Mother and Jesus looks to John to care

for her.

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken

me?” Mathew (27:46)

One is struck by the anguished tone of this

expression. This cry is from the painful heart of

the human Jesus who must feel abandoned by

His Father and the Holy Spirit, not to mention

his earthly companions the Apostles.

“I thirst” John 19:28

This is His only human expression of His

physical suffering. Jesus is now in shock.

When Jesus had received the wine, he

said, “It is fi nished”. John (19:30)

The sixth word is Jesus’ recognition that his

suffering is over and his task is completed.

Jesus was obedient to

the Father and gave

his love for mankind

by redeeming us with

His death on the cross.

“Father, into your

hands I commend

my spirit” Luke

(23:46)

The last word is

directed to the Father

in heaven, just before

He dies.

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Bob Marley

was born in

the village

of Nine Mile

in Saint

Ann Parish,

Jamaica as

Nesta Robert

Marley. A

Jamaican

passport offi cial would later swap his fi rst

and middle names. Marley became friends

with Neville “Bunny” Livingston (later known

as Bunny Wailer), with whom he started to

play music. He left school at the age of 14 to

make music with Joe Higgs, a local singer and

devout Rastafari. At a jam session with Higgs

and Livingston, Marley met Peter McIntosh

(later known as Peter Tosh), who had similar

musical ambitions. In 1962, Marley recorded

his fi rst two singles, “Judge Not” and “One

Cup of Coffee”, with local music producer

Leslie Kong. These songs, released on the

Beverley’s label under the pseudonym of

Bobby Martell, attracted little attention. The

songs were later re-released on the box set

Songs of Freedom, a posthumous collection

of Marley’s work.

In 1963, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer,

Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley

Kelso, and Cherry Smith formed a ska and

rock steady group, calling themselves “The

Teenagers”. They later changed their name

to “The Wailing Rudeboys”, then to “The

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Wailing Wailers”, at which point they were

discovered by record producer Coxsone Dodd.

They fi nally changed the bands name to The

Wailers. By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and

Smith had left The Wailers, leaving the core

trio of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and

Peter Tosh. In 1972, The Wailers entered

into an ill-fated deal with CBS Records and

embarked on a tour with American soul singer

Johnny Nash. Broke, The Wailers became

stranded in London. Marley turned up at

Island Records founder and producer Chris

Blackwell’s London offi ce, and asked him

to advance the cost of a new single. Since

Jimmy Cliff, Island’s top reggae star, had

recently left the label, Blackwell was primed

for a replacement. In Marley, Blackwell

recognized the elements needed to snare

the rock audience: “I was dealing with rock

music, which was really rebel music. I felt that

would really be the way to break Jamaican

music. But you needed someone who could

be that image. When Bob walked in he really

was that image. Blackwell told Marley he

wanted The Wailers to record a complete

album (essentially unheard of at the time).

When Marley told him it would take between

£3,000 and £4,000, Blackwell trusted him

with the greater sum. Despite their “rude

boy” reputation, The Wailers returned to

Kingston and honored the deal, delivering the

album “Catch a Fire”.

The Wailers’ fi rst major label album, “Catch

a Fire” was released worldwide in April 1973,

packaged like a rock record with a unique Zippo

lighter lift-top. Initially selling 14,000 copies,

it didn’t make Marley a star, but received a

positive critical reception It was followed later

that year by “Burnin’”, which included the

standout songs “Get Up, Stand Up”, and

“I Shot the Sheriff”, which appealed to

the ear of Eric Clapton. He recorded a cover

of the track in 1974 which became a huge

American hit, raising Marley’s international

profi le. Many Jamaicans were not keen on the

new “improved” reggae sound on “Catch A

Fire”, but the Trenchtown style of “Burnin’”

found fans across both reggae and rock

audiences. The Wailers were scheduled to

open 17 shows for the number one black act

in the States, Sly and the Family Stone.

After 4 shows, the band was fi red because

they were more popular than the acts they

were opening for. The Wailers broke up in

1974 with each of the three main members

pursuing solo careers. Despite the break-up,

Marley continued recording as Bob Marley

& The Wailers. In 1975, Marley had his

international breakthrough with his fi rst hit

outside Jamaica, “No Woman, No Cry”, from

the “Natty Dread” album. This was followed

by his breakthrough album in the United

States, “Rastaman Vibration” (1976),

which spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot

100. In December 1976, two days before

“Smile Jamaica”, a free concert organized by

the Jamaican Prime Minister, Michael Manley

in an attempt to ease tension between two

warring political groups, Marley, his wife,

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and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an

assault by unknown gunmen inside Marley’s

home. Taylor and Marley’s wife sustained

serious injuries, but later made full recoveries.

Bob Marley received minor wounds in the

chest and arm. The shooting was thought

to have been politically motivated, as many

felt the concert was really a support rally for

Manley. Nonetheless, the concert proceeded,

and an injured Marley performed as

scheduled, two days after the attempt. When

asked why, Marley responded, “The people

who are trying to make this world worse

aren’t taking a day off. How can I?” (Marley

left Jamaica at the end of 1976, and after a

month-long “recovery and writing” sojourn

at the site of Chris Blackwell’s Compass

Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, arrived in

England, where he spent two years in selfimposed

exile. Whilst there he recorded the

albums “Exodus” and “Kaya”. “Exodus”

stayed on the British album charts for 56

consecutive weeks. It included four UK hit

singles: “Exodus”, “Waiting in Vain”,

“Jamming”, and “One Love” (a rendition

of Curtis Mayfi eld’s hit, “People Get Ready”).

During his time in London, he was arrested

and received a conviction for possession

of a small quantity of cannabis. In 1978,

Marley returned to Jamaica and performed at

another political concert, the One Love Peace

Concert, again in an effort to calm warring

parties. Near the end of the performance, by

Marley’s request, Michael Manley (leader of

then-ruling People’s National Party) and his

political rival Edward Seaga (leader of the

opposing Jamaica Labour Party), joined each

other on stage and shook hands, something

no one thought they would ever see.

Under the name Bob Marley and the

Wailers eleven albums were released,

four live albums and seven studio albums.

The releases included “Babylon by Bus”,

a double live album with thirteen tracks,

were released in 1978 and received critical

acclaim. This album, and specifi cally the

fi nal track “Jamming” with the audience in

a frenzy, captured the intensity of Marley’s

live performances. “Survival”, a defi ant

and politically charged album, was released

in 1979. Tracks such as “Zimbabwe”,

“Africa Unite”, “Wake Up and Live”, and

“Survival” refl ected Marley’s support for

the struggles of Africans. His appearance at

the Amandla Festival in Boston in July 1979

showed his strong opposition to South African

apartheid, which he already had shown in his

song “War” in 1976. In early 1980, he was

invited to perform at the 17 April celebration

of Zimbabwe’s Independence Day. “Uprising”

(1980) was Bob Marley’s fi nal studio album,

and is one of his most religious productions; it

includes “Redemption Song” and “Forever

Loving Jah”.”Confrontation”, released

posthumously in 1983, contained unreleased

material recorded during Marley’s lifetime,

including the hit “Buffalo Soldier” and new

mixes of singles previously only available in

Jamaica.

In July 1977, Marley was found to have a

type of malignant melanoma under the nail of

one of his toes. Contrary to urban legend, this

lesion was not primarily caused by an injury

during a soccer match in that year, but was

instead a symptom of the already existing

cancer. Marley turned down doctors’ advice

to have his toe amputated, citing his religious

beliefs . Despite his illness, he continued

touring and was in the process of scheduling

a world tour in 1980. The intention was for

“Inner Circle” to be his opening act on the

tour but after their lead singer Jacob Miller

died in Jamaica in March 1980 after returning

from a scouting mission in Brazil this was no

longer mentioned. The album “Uprising”

was released in May 1980 (produced by Chris

Blackwell), on which “Redemption Song” is

particularly considered to be about Marley

coming to terms with his mortality. The band

completed a major tour of Europe, where they

played their biggest concert, to a hundred

thousand people in Milan. After the tour

Marley went to America, where he performed

two shows at Madison Square Garden as part

of the Uprising Tour. Shortly afterwards,

his health deteriorated and he became very

ill; the cancer had spread throughout his

body. The rest of the tour was cancelled and

Marley sought treatment at the Bavarian

clinic of Josef Issels, where he received a

controversial type of cancer therapy partly

based on avoidance of certain foods, drinks,

and other substances. After fi ghting the

cancer without success for eight months,

Marley boarded a plane for his home in

Jamaica. While fl ying home from Germany to

Jamaica, in acceptance that he was going to

die, Marley’s vital functions worsened. After

landing in Miami, Florida, he was taken to the

hospital for immediate medical attention. He

died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami

(now University of Miami Hospital) on the

morning of 11 May 1981, at the age of 36.

The spread of melanoma to his lungs and

brain caused his death. His fi nal words to his

son Ziggy were “Money can’t buy life”. Marley

received a state funeral in Jamaica on 21 May

1981, which combined elements of Ethiopian

Orthodoxy and Rastafarian tradition. He was

buried in a chapel near his birthplace with his

red Gibson Les Paul (some accounts say it was

a Fender Stratocaster).

Personally I remember seeing Bob Marley at

The Lyceum in London. I knew little of Reggae

and nothing about Marley. I have seen many

artists and groups live and I can honestly

say his concert was one of the best I have

ever been to. The charisma, the power and

of course the music of Bob Marley will stand

tall for as long as music is listened to truly a

legend in all sense of the word.

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afternoon 4.15-6.30pm.

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Where did the summer go?

We have friends here, from my home

town of Southampton, for 2 months

renting on Mazarrón Country Club so this

is going to be a good couple of months

for Dave & I – hangovers, nooooo, good

fun, yeeees!

So back to work, what have we seen over

the summer period? Well, the summer

months haven’t be kind to the industry,

reports of the market going up, down and

stagnating. I don’t think anyone really

can predict what is going to happen in the

last quarter. One thing for sure is that,

in August we had the largest number of

enquiries since February 2011 – could

things be on the move again? I know it’s

odd talking about August which seems a

while ago now, but I am writing this at

the end of August for the October issue.

I have been doing quite a lot of work with

some agents in the Costa Blanca area and

I am amazed at the house prices in that

region. I have been offered large, 6 bed,

2 bath villas for around 125,000€ and

apartments within 5 minutes’ walk of the

beach for around 55,000-60,000€; many

bargains to be found and I think some

people who come to Spain to buy, are

buying purely on price and not location.

As you can see, the prices are way lower

than in the Costa Cálida so this could

be another reason the house sales have

slowed slightly this year? Who knows,

it’s all speculation!

If you are happy to buy on price, then

so be it, but I always suggest you fi nd

the area you like fi rst and then fi nd the

property. You can have the best property

in the world, but if you don’t like the

area, you won’t be happy.

The Government has announced its latest

initiative to kick start the housing market.

The tax on new build properties (only)

will be reduced from 8% to 4% until the

end of 2011. The Tories have noted that,

if they are elected in November, they will

continue this through 2012, so let’s see

what happens.

Finally, according to the TV reports, the

number of people emigrating from the

UK is at a 6 year low. It’s interesting

that we are seeing more French enquiries

than ever before. We are fortunate to

have great French & Spanish speaking

ladies in our company and we have found

this a great bonus over the last year. We

call it Girl Power!

For more information on buying or selling

property contact

Jennie or Sue at

Best of Spanish

Email info@bestofspanish.com or

telephone (0034) 635 434 651 or 646

692 471

Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship

now meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday

each month at 11.00am in the premises

of the Spanish Evangelical Church Puerto

Lumbreras

Tel 619453283 Paul and Sandra

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Mark Billingham

was

born and

brought up

in Birmingham.

He

worked for

some years

as an actor,

TV writer

and standupcomedian,

and his

fi rst crime

novel was

published

in 2001.

Sleepyhead was an instant bestseller in

the UK and has been sold widely throughout

the world and was published in the USA

in the summer of 2002. Mark then began

to write a series of crime novels featuring

London-based detective Tom Thorne.

He has also written a series of children’s

thrillers –Triskellion – written under the

pseudonym Will Peterson. Mark lives in

London with his wife and two children.

Scaredy Cat (2002)

This is the second book by Mark Billingham

which features DI Tom Thorne. There

are two killers acting in unison, but separately.

It takes Thorne a little bit to fi gure

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it out, but the tricky part comes when he

actually has to catch these deranged killers

and stop them. The clues aren’t exactly

pouring in and we are given a secondary

back story to follow, along the lines of

Sleepyhead, only this time it’s not the

victim’s thoughts we are seeing, but the

beginnings of a pair of killers.

The Burning

Girl

(2004)

North London

is shaken

by the

brutality of

the opening

assault

by the Turkish

Zarif

family, who

employs a

vicious hit

man, leaving

an X carved

on the

back of victims.

Two decades ago, someone torched

schoolgirl Jessica Clarke, believing she was

gang boss Kevin Kelly’s daughter Alison. As

Gordon Rooker, who confessed to the fi -

ery murder, is up for release, someone has

called claiming to have burned her. Reluc-

tantly Tom Thorne agrees to look into the

1984 horror and the present phone calls,

not realizing this all ties together with the

X marks. Tom Thorne is at his best as he

crosses the legal line to ensure justice for

a little girl is served. Carol is an intriguing

secondary character who, with her over

the hill cold case squad retirees, seems

perfect for her own tales.

In The Dark (2008)

DI Thorne is given a well-deserved rest

(although he does make a brief cameo appearance)

in In The Dark. A woman is

driving home late at night in Hackney and

sees a car with its lights turned off. She

fl ashes her own lights to warn the driver,

but after being shot at, she loses control

the car and ends up killing an off-duty policeman.

As the Division Chief on a Child

Protection Unit, the very pregnant Helen

Weeks never expected to fi nd herself on

the other side of the police desk. Witnesses

reported hearing gunshots from a second

passing vehicle and local police suspect

that this might be the work of a neighborhood

gang. Helen is determined to accept

her fi ancés death, but clues eventually

lead her to a series of startling discoveries.

Firstly, Paul was doing more than just routine

intelligence work for the police force

and secondly, Paul’s death wasn’t just an

accident.

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The fully legal site has been in operation

for 28 yrs and Carol the agent has lived

permanently on site for 10 years. She is

always on hand to help

The site is on a fl at area, ideal for anyone

with walking diffi culties and is only 5 mins

walk to town where there is Iceland store

and 8 more supermarkets, medical centre

and all amenities. The town boasts some

fantastic historical and cultural sites, not to

mention the beautiful beaches of the Mar

Menor. The Hospital and airport are only 10

mins by car.

Come and view a wonderful selection

of mobile homes that are for sale, all in

excellent condition. There are two bed

units, with sheds, patios and some come

with conservatories and are completely

fi tted including white goods. They are

ready to move in to and most have air

conditioning, telephone and English TV.

The site boasts an extra large swimming

pool, gym, petanca and tennis court.

The lounge bar has darts, quizzes and

live sports on TV with Saturday night

entertainment, great British food including

English breakfast, fi sh & chips on Fridays

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ROCKABILLY QUEEN Wanda Jackson

opens the XXXI Cartagena Jazz

Festival. Also performing will be the

Japanese composer/musician Ryuichi

Sakamoto, the Amercian jazz fusion

guitarist Pat Metheny, and US folk band

Fleet Foxes. The Department of Culture

recently previewed who will be appearing

in November. The full festival schedule will

be announced shortly.

Wanda Jackson is an American singer,

songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had

success in the mid-1950s and 60s as one of

the fi rst popular female rockabilly singers

and a pioneering rock and roll artist. She

is known to many as the Queen or First

Lady of Rockabilly. Jackson mixed

country music with fast-moving rockabilly.

As rockabilly declined in popularity in the

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mid-60s, she

moved to a

successful

career in

mainstream

country

music with

a string of

hits between

1966 and

1 9 7 3 ,

including

‘Tears Will Be The Chaser For Your

Wine’, ‘A Woman Lives For Love’ and

‘Fancy Satin Pillows’. She has enjoyed a

resurgence of popularity among rockabilly

revivalists in Europe, and was inducted

into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as

an Early Infl uence in 2009.

Ryuichi Sakamoto began his career

in 1978 as a member of the pioneering

electronic music band Yellow Magic

Orchestra. They were an international

success, with worldwide hits such as

‘Computer Game/Firecracker’ (1978)

and ‘Behind The Mask’ (1978). As

a solo artist he had success with the

experimental electronic fusion album

‘The Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi

Sakamoto’ (1978), and later released the

pioneering electro-music album ‘B-2 Unit’

(1980), which included the electro classic

‘Riot In Lagos’. He began acting and

fi lm composing with ‘Merry Christmas,

Mr. Lawrence’ (1983), which he starred

in and composed the score for. The song

‘Forbidden Colours’, which he composed

for the soundtrack, became a worldwide

hit and he won a BAFTA Award. He later

won an Academy Award and Grammy

Award for scoring ‘The Last Emperor’

(1987), and has also won two Golden

Globe Awards for his work as a fi lm

composer. In addition, he also composed

music for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

opening ceremony.

Pat Metheny is one of the most successful

and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to

come to prominence since the 70’s, and

regarded as one of the top three jazz

guitarist in the world (the other two being

John Scofi eld and Bill Frisell). Certainly he

is one of the most original guitarists to

emerge from the 80’s onward as a chancetaking

player who has taken some wild left

turns. His music at times can be diffi cult

to describe incorporating progressive

elements of folk, jazz and mood music.

Metheny has 3 Gold Albums and 17

Grammy Awards. He has been touring for

more than 30 years, playing between 120-

240 concerts a year, and last appeared in

Murcia at the San Javier International

Jazz Festival in 2005.

Fleet Foxes came to prominence in 2008

with the release of their second EP, ‘Sun

Giant’, and their debut full length album

‘Fleet Foxes’. Both albums received much

critical praise, and reviewers noted their

use of refi ned lyrics and vocal harmonies.

More information about the Cartagena

Jazz Festival at www.jazzcartagena.

com

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Further north, about fi ve kilometers

south of Murcia is a small haven of live

music, particularly jazz. The venue is

called Jazzazza, based in the suburb of

Aljezares. It’s not just a bar, (it’s slogan

is “Ce n’est pas un Bar”) it’s a place to

read, enjoy a cup of coffee, have a relaxed

conversation or perhaps a game of chess,

as well as listen to live music. Since

opening in late 2004 they have presented

various cultural activities including book

presentations, children’s theatre, poetry

and fi lm club. Jazzazza is renowned for

staging some impressive international

jazz acts, the legacy continues with their

autumn programme;

Oct 13 - Oscar Peñas Trio & Jason

Palmer, led by the guitarist and composer,

Oscar Peñas, living in Brooklyn since 2007.

Beside him, one of the most innovative

voices in contemporary jazz, the American

trumpeter Jason Palmer. Both musicians

are part of the underground jazz scene in

New York, and began their collaboration

last year playing in the Ethereal Ensemble.

The rhythm section comprises of David

Xirgu on drums and Swedish bassist

Marko Lohikari.

Oct 28 - Will Vinson Quartet.

Saxophonist and composer from London,

Vinson relocated to New York in

1999. Since then he has recorded and

collaborated with Gonzalo Rubalcaba,

Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Potter, and

Aaron Parks among others, plus has

four critically-acclaimed solo albums. He

has a great reputation as a leader and

accompanist. The quintet features the

masterful young guitarist Mike Moreno.

Moreno is becoming a hot item on the New

York jazz scene. His agile guitar playing

has attracted the attention of major artists

such as Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Greg Osby, and

Kenny Garrett. Birmingham, Alabama, bass

player Orlando Le Fleming has toured

and recorded with Billy Cobham’s project

“Art of Five” and was featured on Jimmy

Cobb’s series “Marsalis Music Honors”. He

is a member of the David Sanchez Quartet.

German drummer Jochen Rueckert

completes the quartet.

Nov 5 -

Aruan Ortiz

& Michael

Janisch

Quintet

featuring

Greg Osby.

A new

leading

international

quartet

formed at

Berklee.

Y o u n g

musicians

f r o m

different corners who have studied under

the command of masters like Joe Lovano

and Lee Konitz. Cuban pianist Aruan

Ortiz, prominent newcomer bass player

Michael Janisch, trumpeter Raynald

Colom, and drummer Rudy Royston.

The special guest, Greg Osby, is a shining

beacon among the current generation of

jazz stars in the U.S. Osby was named

Playboy Magazine’s “Jazz Artist of the

Year” in 2009.

Nov 11 - Joe Magnarelli Quartet.

Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli is one of the

most exalted musicians of contemporary

bebop. A fi nalist in the prestigious

Thelonious Monk competition in 1990,

Magnarelli has shared stage with John

Hendricks, Harry Connick Jr., Ray Barretto

and the Village Vanguard Orchestra. The

rhythm section features Fabio Miano,

piano; Ignasi Gonzalez, bass; Esteve

Pi, drums.

More information about Jazzazza at

www.jazzazza.com

More festival and concert information at

www.vibesfromthecostas.blogspot.

com. Keep the ViBES ALiVE!

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A Close Shave for MABS!

When MABS volunteer, Val Vickery, was told

that she would need intensive chemotherapy

as part of her treatment for breast cancer,

she knew that she would have to lose

her hair. Husband, Malcolm, is also a MABS

volunteer, and they can both be found every

Saturday, outside The Arches restaurant in

Los Alcázares, selling books to raise funds for

MABS Murcia.

Malcolm wanted to do something to make Val

feel more comfortable about her hair loss, so

he decided to have his head shaved to keep

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her company. When the owner of The Arches

found out what he was doing, she offered to

hold an event to raise money for MABS with

Malcolm’s head shave as the main feature.

Ali’s daughter, Sam, heard about it and she

immediately decided to join in and have her

lovely, long, blonde locks cut off to raise money.

Her own sponsorship total had reached

over 400€ on the night.

Last Thursday, Suzy G joined the sell-out

crowd at The Arches to watch Malcolm and

Sam lose their locks. Hairdresser, Joanne,

from Ascension Estetica in Los Alcázares,

with razor at the ready, started Malcolm’s

head shave, with a

number 4 cut. Suzy G

chivvied up the audience

and got them to

pay for the next stage

– a number 3, and so

on, until they reached

zero. Malcolm received

kisses on his

bald head for his

bravery from Suzy G

and Val.

Sam then bravely

stepped forward and

Mum, Ali, made the

fi rst cut into her long,

blonde tresses. “This

is quite an emotional

moment for both of

us” said Ali “because

Sam has had long hair ever since she was a

baby”. Hairdresser Joanne’s son, George, at

the tender age of thirteen, was next for the

chop, with a stylish head shave, leaving a tuft

at the front.

Suzy G ended the evening with her inimitable

entertainment style, getting everyone up

and dancing into the late hours. MABS raised

over 1200€ on the night, with sponsorship

money still coming in. “It’s been a fantastic

night” remarked Malcolm “and we’d like to

thank everyone for their support”. Malcolm

and Val were given matching caps by MABS

sponsors, Iceland Overseas.

MABS would like to thank Ali, Sam and The

Arches team, Suzy G and Joanne for giving

their time for free, and all the wonderful supporters

and sponsors for helping them raise

such an amazing amount.

Photographer: Robin Bayliss

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1st Race Day of the SAMM Autumn

Series

Sunday 4 th September 2011

The fi rst race day of the Sailing Association

Mar Menor’s Autumn Series on 4 th

September got off to a bad beginning. The

races take place from the CAR Sailing Centre

at Los Narejos on the Mar Menor and the

competitors and offi cials arrived to fi nd that

The Summer

months in the

Sahara desert

region are unbearably

hot

and diffi cult,

with temperatures

rising to

above 55 degrees,

so each

year the association Vacaciones en Paz

bring some of the children from the Tinduf

Refugee Camp in a remote part of Algeria, to

Spain for a little respite. This year San Pedro

del Pinatar welcomed fi ve of the children who

stayed with Spanish families.

The Vacaciones en Paz charity is very close

to the heart of President Jane Cronin and

members of the ADAPT Association. We

met with Visitacion Martinez Martinez, the

Mayoress, and Silvia Egea Morales, Councillor

for Citizens Participation, at San Pedro Town

Hall and with Nuria Mesa of Vacaciones en

Paz, Jane handed over a cheque from ADAPT

for 1,500€ to help them to continue with the

wonderful work that they do.

ADAPT members

also

brought smiles

to the faces of

the children,

who range in

age from 8 to

11 years, when

they presented

them with

large bags of toys.

ADAPT meets monthly at Castelar College, San

Pedro. See website www.adaptsanpedro.eu

for more information.

Enid Winskill.

a children’s Optimist dinghy race was also

organised for this day.

1 st Race

Just as the SAMM morning race was starting,

the crew of the safety boat was approached

by organisers of the children’s race and told

to change the course that had been set to

avoid a clash. The resulting last minute

confusion led to the race being abandoned.

2nd Race

The afternoon race started promptly at

2.30pm and six boats fought an exciting

3 lap contest in 15 to 17 knot winds. The

racing is run under the RYA Portsmouth

Yardstick handicap system and the results

on corrected times were:-

Place, Boat, Helm, Crew, Times

1 st Miracle, John Clarke, Doreen Squires -

51mins 15secs

2 nd Laser 2000, John Down, Mike Harding

- 53mins 17secs

3 rd Gamba, O. Midttun, L. Anderson, A.

Young and B. Young - 55mins 6secs

4 th Weta 15, Edd Penning, Heinz Lenhard -

57mins 48secs

5 th Weta 14, Brian Murray, O. Fseldsbo -

64mins 59secs

DNF Deltania, D and M Scott

Everybody is looking forward to the next

race day on 18 th September and the special

MABS Cancer Support Race on 25 th

September.

For more information about SAMM

and its race programme go to www.

sailingmarmenor.com and follow the links or

email sammracing@yahoo.co.uk

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Faith’s New American Leg

At last the long-awaited prosthetic leg, made

especially in America for Faith at the Easy

Horse Care Rescue Centre, has arrived.

Kate and Solvi Jensen, who have worked

tirelessly to sponsor and support us and many

of the animals since the start of the centre,

are both pictured here alongside Faith proudly

modelling her new leg.

Because Faith’s

operation was

the fi rst of its

kind in Spain,

nobody had

any experience

or ideas of

how to create

an effective

prosthetic leg for a horse. Faith’s prosthetic

legs following her return from Barcelona

were made in Spain and, although these

gave her the support she needed, they often

caused rubs on the stump and kept breaking

structurally, some only lasting 2-3 weeks,

simply because it was all experimental and

hadn’t been done before.

We knew we had to do more to help Faith,

so we contacted Dwayne Mara in Louisiana,

America who designs and makes Molly the

Pony’s prosthetic leg. It took Dwayne 5

legs to get the design right for Molly, fi nally

developing the latest which can bend at the

knee and allows Molly to walk with ease and

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even to trot.

This is Faith with her fi rst leg made by

Dwayne. It was thought better to start her

off with a straight leg, which is what she has

been used to up until now. This leg will always

be used as a travelling leg as it has a lot of

support. The second leg, which will allow her

to use her knee again, is being made now

and we are expecting it in 3-4 weeks time.

Each leg costs €1500, a very special price as

Dwayne charges us nothing for his time.

Faith is very happy with her new leg and

bares weight on it, which is very important

so that her healthy front leg isn’t taking all of

her weight, as horses carry 85% of their total

weight on their front legs.

Faith, and all of us here at the rescue centre,

would like to say a big thank you to all of you

out there who have made all of this possible

for Faith as, without your support, she would

have lost her fi ght for life. Faith now spends

her days walking around the yard with best

friend Cookie and loves to meet all of her

visitors.

Safe at the Centre

Many readers contacted the Easy Horse Care

Rescue Centre following the initial article

of the horses kept in horrendous conditions

by the gypsies in San Luis. Tethered and

starving, Blanca the white mare was reported

to the rescue centre and, upon arrival,

volunteers further discovered Mimosa kept in

a fi lthy, cage-like enclosure and two donkeys

in complete darkness; all with no food or

water and extremely malnourished. The local

police that were called out immediately had

no interest and ordered the volunteers to

leave, however Spanish local TV arrived at the

scene the next day to televise the situation

on its evening news broadcast. This media

coverage encouraged the gypsies to negotiate

a fi nancial settlement for the animals, which

are all now safely here at the centre. This is

all thanks to the support from readers, as

well as kind donations. The previous article

received a great response and many people

have contacted EHCRC for updates.

M i m o s a ,

when found,

was starving

and kept in

a fi lthy cage.

The EHCRC relies

only on charitable

donations. We

are open to the public all year round every

day 1-4pm. On Sundays and Wednesdays

we have guided tours, where visitors can

meet our horses and donkeys and hear their

stories. Visitors can also enjoy a light lunch

or light refreshments available in the café

garden, and all proceeds go towards the

support of the centre. For more information

visit our website www.easyhorsecare.net or

call Sue on 652 021 980.

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Hi

Please take a moment to read this letter,

it might change your life, and it most

defi nitely could save you and or your kin a

lot of money and heartache.

I have lived in Spain as an ex-pat for

over 10 years now and one question that

is often discussed at the bars or around

the dinner table is about the Spanish tax

liability on inheritance; it really worries a

lot of people.

The tax liability on a property can be huge,

so much so that many of us will be forced

to sell when one of our partners passes on.

At the very least, our heirs will be forced

to fi nd 40% and often a lot more of the

property value, just to keep it in the family.

Also, did you know…

Your husband or wife will not be

exempt from Spanish Inheritance Tax.

When the time comes, they will be forced

to fi nd the money to pay the tax on 50% of

the property, or sell it to pay off the debt.

It was often discussed that there must be

a legal alternative to the huge tax bill we

all face.

If you have the same concerns, this letter

is a timely reminder of the risks faced by

failing to plan properly and the benefi ts

available when you do.

After many dedicated hours of research,

I have teamed up with a tax planning

company based in the UK to fi nd an answer

to this problem and I wanted to tell you

about it.

The Wincham Tax Planning Strategy

– A simple, effective and totally legal

approach to Spanish Inheritance tax

planning.

Simply put, the strategy helps you to legally

avoid the Spanish Inheritance Tax liability

placed on your heirs. The product is backed

by accountants, business Consultants and

Lawyers and there are a team of lawyers in

Spain to take care of the legalities there.

The strategy is not new - it’s well established

and proven. Wincham have just created

the environment where it can be offered to

clients on a wider scale, and is available to

my clients too.

Of course, you need to be reassured

about the legality of this kind of planning.

On their website, Wincham have posted

views from lawyers in the UK and Spain,

and also from accountants. Rest assured

this is a 100% legal tax planning structure.

It’s just that until now it was a little known,

expensive and time consuming process.

Wincham have changed all that.

All you need to do is register for a free

proposal at www.winchamiht.com and a

professional case manager will create a

personalised proposal showing you and

your heir’s liabilities, and the savings to be

made using the Wincham plan. Wincham

can even arrange funding if you need it.

There is more information and opinions

from lawyers in the UK and Spain,

accountants’ views and advice on fees at

www.winchamiht.com

You will need to input my ID, so they know

you are a client of mine. Put 341313 into

the UNIQUE ID text box.

Thanks for your time

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You can of course call me on 660 170 355

if you wish to know more

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Hello again from Bob. Sorry I missed you last

month – Fran and I were in the UK. My thanks

to Rosemary for stepping into the breach.

We drove back in the “yellow peril” as it has

become known, and despite one or two minor

navigational errors, had a really good time.

Have you ever driven through the city centre

of Pamplona in the morning rush hour? No?

Well, try not to! Mind you, it looked a nice

place, but we didn’t really want to be there,

not then, anyway. Missed the turning for the

by-pass! I won’t say how, but let’s just say

that my navigator was having a snooze and

couldn’t wake up in time (I’ll be in trouble for

that).

Our August

Dance at

Mariano’s,

Camposol

saw the

return of

the lovely

Lucinda,

who put on

a really good

show despite

h a v i n g

injured her back in a nasty car accident just

two weeks before. Well done, Lucinda. Also

appearing, were everybody’s favourites, The

Beagles. The dance fl oor was full as usual;

lots of arm waving, singing along too, and

thanks to Mariano’s for putting the air-con on

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so that we weren’t too hot.

The next Welcome Meeting will be on 1 st

October when tickets will be on sale for the

annual Ladies’ Day Trip to Benidorm on

7 th December, including the Rich Bitch Show

in the afternoon. Tickets are €17 or just €12

if you don’t want the Show. It’s also market

day, so bring your purse along.

Tickets will also be on sale for the New

Year’s Eve Dance with The Beagles and

Donna Glass from Benidorm, at €25, to

include a table buffet, party hats, champagne

and grapes at midnight. These are sure to sell

out fast, so don’t miss out!

Information will also be given about next

year’s Summer Ball and another Trip to the

Races at Mijas. Did you go this year? If you

did, you’ll know what a great day we had at

the races, and, Haydn, remember this time,

hang on to your ticket – it may be a winner!

Other tickets available are for October 26 th

Dance with Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen

from the Costa Del Sol. Just €9 and €5 for

bacon, egg and chips.

The November 16 th Dance features

Samantha Curtis, new to this area, and from

Benidorm, Rob Sweeney. No, he wasn’t in the

Flying Squad (you work it out). Again €9 and

€5 for chicken and chips.

Our Christmas Party Night is on December

14 th at €12 and €5 for chicken and chips.

Featured that night are Showaddywaddy

Legends and fabulous Nick Gold. . For more

details, and for tickets, call Rosemary on

620105179.

Next month, I’ll be reporting on our Benidorm

Trip, on 17 th to 19 th October. Really looking

forward to that, especially the bodega!

Dates for the Book/Jigsaw Swap are

October 11 th and 25 th , at the ICA clinic on the

dual-carriageway on B Sector. Further details

from Jo on 669457985.

There is change of dates for the Fun

Petanca this month. Instead of the usual last

Wednesday of the month, it will now be on

October 5 th at 1.00pm, and also for November,

on the 2 nd , again at 1.00pm. Then it’s back

to normal, so there will be two sessions in

November. Call Les on 968131880 for more

information.

Welcome is open to everybody, there is

no membership; just come along and meet

friends old and new. All events are held at

Mariano’s, Camposol A unless otherwise

stated and food is available at the bar. For

more details, call Rosemary on 620105179,

or email rosemarybeak@hotmail.com, or visit

www.welcomegroupspain.com.

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HOW CAN I STOP MY DOG PULLING ON

THE LEAD?

By Tracy, your fully qualifi ed Dog Listener

in Spain

“Ever wonder where you’d end up if you

took your dog for a walk and never once

pulled back on the leash?” – Robert Brault.

“By mastering the walk, you have the ability

to truly bond with your dog as her pack

leader. The walk is the foundation of your

relationship” – Caesar Millan

With Autumn approaching and bringing with

it some much longed for cooler weather,

we can start enjoying some lovely walks

with our best friend, unless, that is, your

dog walking is a stressful experience. If

your experience of walking your dog is

being dragged round the block with the

dog wrenching your arm out of its shoulder

and your arriving back home dishevelled,

stressed and frustrated, then it’s time to

take control of the situation. The reason

your dog is pulling on the lead like crazy is

simply because he thinks he is the leader

and therefore he makes the decisions as to

where and how fast you go – in plain canine

terms, he is leading the hunt!

You can improve the situation immensely

by showing your dog, that you are the

leader and that you are quite capable of

making these decisions yourself. The fi rst

step you need to take is to gain control of

the situation before you have even left the

house – never take an over-excited dog out

of your house.

Well I am pleased to report that we had a

wonderful last minute holiday on a short

Mediterranean Cruise. I realised how lucky

we were when we met so many British people

who were so envious that we live here that it

did make me realise that we should not take

it all for granted. I did manage to buy a violin

whilst I was away as have been dying to take

it up again recently. I have not played since

I was about 15 years old, so could do with a

few lessons if there is anyone out there who

can help please let me know!

I had never experienced Refl exology before

and knew little about it when I decided to

fi nd out more, so I booked a session with

Drew Ryder (Mind and Body Therapist).

It is a very relaxing and pleasant experience

and I also learned quite a lot about how

areas on your feet are linked to all parts of

your body that I was not aware of before. I

am starting to realise that it is all very well

paying attention to my hair and nails etc on

the outside, but the inside needs some tlc as

well. I am defi nitely going to focus more on

these types of treatments in the future.

I spent a very pleasant afternoon/evening

Step 1 - If your dog has set times for his

walk and he comes and harasses you to let

you know it’s that time, you need to leave

it for a short while before getting up to go

out. This tells the dog that you make the

decision as to when the walk will happen.

Wait until he has calmed down and then get

up!

Step 2 – If, once you have decided it’s time

for the walk and you get up to put on a

jacket, or pick up your keys and the dog’s

lead, he starts leaping around excitedly

again, simply sit back down and wait for

him to calm down again. This step may

need to be repeated over and over until he

gets the message.

Step 3 – Once you have managed to get

the lead on to a calm dog, remember that

you should always leave the property ahead

of your dog. The walk should not begin with

the dog dragging you to the front gate. If

your dog starts to pull straight away, you

should turn swiftly and walk in the opposite

direction. This may mean that you walk

backwards and forwards on your driveway

or in your house for quite a while, but this

will send the message to your dog that you

are the one who makes the decisions as to

where you go – i.e. you are now leading the

hunt. If the bad behaviour continues, you

should cancel the walk at this time. Simply

turn around, head back indoors and sit back

down. The dog will soon get the message

that you only leave the house when their

behaviour is calm. I have known dogs resist

handing over leadership of the walk for 3

days!

with friends at the fashion show organised

by Jane’s Salon, in Bolnuevo. There were

some lovely items on show and all the

models looked fabulous, courtesy of the

staff at Jane’s Salon. They all had their hair

and nails done beautifully and looked very

glamorous. Jane’s Salon has a really wide

selection of treatments and therapies and is

well worth investigating.

I was delighted to visit “La Vista Café

Bar”, formerly The Sol Beach Bar in Los

Alcazares now under the new ownership of

Melanie Elkington. This location is beautiful

as it has a beach front view and is right on

the boardwalk. At this time of year it is a

wonderful place to visit as although many of

the summer visitors have left, there are still

plenty to see and the parking is much easier.

Whether you just need a cold drink, an ice

cream or a full meal, Melanie will assure you

a warm welcome.

I must just share this with you that my

favourite snack of the month must go to

Liz’s Cafe for their new Chicken Ceaser

Wrap. Ymmm

Teresa

Once these 3 steps have been mastered,

you will fi nd it much easier to take control

whilst actually out on a walk and be able to

deal with any undesirable behaviour such as

lunging at other dogs or other people etc.

Remember though, this is not a quick fi x.

This is an ongoing message that you need

to be sending to your dog.

Should you need further information or

help in understanding your canine friends,

contact Tracy on 868 082 011 or 630 021

386.

Tip of the month - You are what you

eat. This applies to dogs just as much as

to humans. Feed your dog a good quality

complete food and do not feed him leftovers

from your table. Limit treats to rewarding

good behaviour only.

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Active, Inspiring and Successful Start to

Murcia Dance’s New Term and It’s Not

Just for Children!!!!

What a fun packed and busy summer Murcia

Dance have had. From successfully fund

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raising for much needed dance resources to

working in new studios, from participating

in Fiestas Camposol events to winning top

awards at the Mazarrón Festival de Baile,

the Murcia Dance programme goes from

strength to strength.

The programme is not just for children.

Teaching Principal of Murcia Dance,

Louise Bremner, would like to welcome adults

who like to move, onto its programme. Louise

is now a fully licensed ZUMBA Instructor

having completed her training in Malaga

in early September. The new sensation in

fi tness will compliment other areas of the

programme which include Theatre Dance and

Beginner Salsa Classes for Adults.

It is hoped that an adult dance group can

be formed to participate in next year’s

Mazarrón Festival de Baile. This year two

schools entered adult groups that entertained

audiences and danced away with top awards.

Some children for the fi rst time participated

in the Mazarrón Festival de Baile and they

did their school, community and families

proud. The Camposol Urban Dance Crew,

who meet on a Saturday morning during

term time, were placed 1st and joint 2 nd in

their Under age 9 Novice group section.

Judges commented that it was good to see

boys dancing and to see different levels and

abilities working together.

Holly Ryan and Kian

Davies won joint 1 st

place duet in the

beginners under

13 section and the

schools seniors,

Charlotte Moore and

Shannon Robertson,

received joint 2 nd

place in the over

13 Beginners Duet.

Both heats had a

very competitive

group of entries

from other schools,

so all dancers in these sections have done

extremely well.

Two top awards were also given to Murcia

Dance. Jack Dawson and Shannon Moran,

placed 1 st in their duet, also won the highest

marked duet from the Under 13 category

winning over more advanced duets which is

fantastic for very young dancers at a Novice

level. The lovely Jack Dawson, who is a

dedicated young dancer, won one of the most

prestigious awards from the festival; The Most

Promising Dancer, Under Age 13, Award for

his stage personality, interacting with others

whilst showing individuality, musicality, and

interpretation of different choreographic

material. Teacher Louise states “Jack is a

model pupil. He works very hard, is caring

and encouraging in class to other children and

has a natural dancing ability. I’m very proud

to not only be working with Jack, but also all

of the young dancers who collectively make

up a vibrant community, making my work as

a teacher of dance relatively easy”.

A whole new programme of dance and

performing arts will be running for children,

young people and adults from the new

Camposol Community Centre, Sensol Hotel

and Tara’s Retreat throughout the autumn.

We have lovely venues suitable for dance,

mirrored with barres and suitable fl ooring. We

will have visiting guest teachers to support

the programme for all abilities. For more

details visit our website www.murciadance.

co.tv or telephone Louise on 655 421 120.

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Age Concern Social

Age Concern ran its fi rst social on Wednesday

14 th September. As with all new ventures

the committee did worry, would enough people

turn up? In the event some 50 members

of Age Concern crowded the hall at the Cultural

Centre, Camposol. It was a convivial

lunch with a nicely laid out room, chairs in

little circles, a visitor’s book for members to

sign, and plenty of light bites; sandwiches,

quiche, sausage rolls. Many folk contributed

to the food and it looked splendid, and it all

went! There was tea and coffee, with something

stronger for those who wanted it. A bit

of background music contributed to the atmosphere.

By 1.30 the last stragglers had arrived and sat

down. There was an invalid buggy, an electric

buggy and several assorted sticks and supports.

The chairs had been arranged in neat

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circles but true to form, Brits re-arranged the

furniture to a lozenge shape and got on with

the business of greeting old friends and making

new ones. It was very much an afternoon

tea party. Members were asked what they

wanted out of the socials and the combination

of food and chat did seem a winner. Bingo,

talks from interesting people were all mentioned.

There are almost certainly enough interesting

people in Mazarrón to entertain Age

Concern for years. The party started at noon

and fi nished at 3pm. The committee plan to

have these social events once a month.

Age Concern on the Costa Cálida is part of

a network of affi liated bodies who are in turn

part of Age UK, the product of the merger between

Help the Aged and Age Concern. There

will be a Rock n Roll evening at Mariano’s,

Camposol as a fund raising activity on October

21 st with Jimmy Mac from Benidorm head-

ing the bill. Tickets are 5€ and a chicken and

chip supper can be had for a further 5€. It’s a

7.30pm start. In November an All our Yesterdays

event is planned for the Steak Out

on Sector B Camposol.

You can contact Age Concern every Friday

morning outside the Trevi on Camposol, and

outside the underground car park on the Paseo

in Puerto de Mazarrón, or you can phone

Graham, 634 310 215, Ann on 634 306 927

or Penny on 662 332 725. Age Concern also

meets every Wednesday morning in the Cultural

Centre, Camposol if you want to register

as a friend or get help.

Rod Sawyer, Age Concern, 618553786 or

email rodsawyer41@hotmail.com

5 th and 6 th November 2011

The Trade Fairs and Exhibitions IFEPA

hosts the Canine Show every year in November.

The National and International Dog Show is

organized by the Sociedad Canina de Murcia.

At this exhibition there are competition points

valid for International Champion (CACIB) of the

FCI (FCI) and National Champion of Spain (CAC)

of the Royal Canine Society of Spain (RSCE).

The show is attended by the owners of over

two thousand dogs, from all the European

Community, Nordic countries, and even

Russia, and several American countries like

USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, etc.

They are all looking for the points towards the

championships. There are over 180 different

dog breeds entering the exhibition so this

should be a brilliant show.

John Kemp, after years of rescuing and

homing dogs in this region of Spain has made

videos of all the dogs he has available for rehoming.

Rather than seeing just one photo of

a dog in a magazine or newspaper, you can

now go to youtube.co.uk and just search for

johnkempdogs. Most of John’s dogs now are

adult, between 1 to 3 years old, so why not

visit his page there and check out all the dogs

for yourself.

Visit John Kemp at his stall every Sunday

morning at the car boot sale at Cañadas del

Romero near El Pareton.

If you see a dog you are interested, please

contact John on 646737230. You can also try

fostering a dog for a while if you prefer to

see how it goes. More great news is that John

Kemp’s dogs are all fully inoculated and up

to date with all their treatments. They are all

housetrained and also will have been spayed

or castrated, so the next time you are looking

for that special someone to share your life

with, look no further than Johnkempdogs at

youtube.co.uk

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Registered Charity Nº 8.714/1ª

JJ’s Puppy Rescue Association has been

a Registered Charity since March 2007 with

a Management Committee, Association

Members, Volunteer Helpers and Foster

Carers. We have become well known for

rescuing abandoned puppies in the Mazarrón

area. Without the help of the Association over

300 puppies and dogs would have died from

starvation or disease and their short lives

would have ended in fear and distress due to

human neglect.

We now have over 40 rescued puppies and

dogs in our care that are in need of a loving

home. If you are interested in fostering or

adopting a puppy or dog please give one of

our Committee Members Tony 618034921

or John 617004959 a call. They will provide

more details and can arrange for you to see

any of our rescued puppies or dogs.

To raise the funds needed for the care and

veterinary treatment of the abandoned

puppies that are rescued, we are dependant

upon the public for help. We have a Charity

Shop in Puerto de Mazarrón near the Arbol

Supermarket. The Charity Shop is staffed

entirely by Association Members who give

their own time voluntarily without payment

or remuneration for their dedicated work. Any

unwanted furniture, household items, bric-abrac,

linen, clothes, shoes, books and DVD’s

or videos that can be sold in the Charity Shop

to raise funds will be gratefully accepted.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR

COLLECTION OF DONATED ITEMS

PLEASE GIVE ONE OF OUR COMMITTEE

MEMBERS A CALL Tony 618034921 -

John 617004959 - Richard 699243370

WeDoItAll4ThePuppies

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TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL

Dear Jennifer,

My husband and I set up a successful

restaurant business in Alicante 15 years

ago. We have recently run into some

marital problems and at this point it’s

looking like we’re heading for a divorce.

It’s obviously an incredible diffi cult time

for us both but at what point should we

disclose the news to our staff?

A.F

Dear A.F,

Your main aim at this point in time is to

minimise speculation and uncertainly. When

rife among staff, they can be dangerously

distracting. Obviously, your staff may have

picked up signs of a deteriorating working

relationship and marriage between you

and your husband. They are not daft. Fear,

especially in an uncertain and unstable

economy, will be uppermost on their minds

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and not the status of your marriage. Will

the business go bust? Will the business be

sold off? Will they still have jobs after your

divorce? These are all valid questions that

warrant honest answers.

To this end, I feel that your staff have the

right to know where they stand and the

sooner they know the better. However, I will

suggest that when you do decide to make the

announcement, that you and your husband

do it together to avoid rumours and any

malicious gossip. Don’t dwell on sympathy;

don’t dwell on the reasons for the break-up;

keep it simple and practical; and let your staff

know that they are valued and appreciated

for their hard work. If possible, let them know

what the future holds for them, but please

avoid making promises that you can’t keep. It

is not fair on your staff.

Jennifer

I DON’T WANT TO VISIT MY SICK

MOTHER!

Dear Jennifer,

My mother, who lives near us in Playa

Flamenca, suffers from depression. I

try to visit her as often as I can, but I

always come away with so much guilt.

She refuses to discuss her problems

with me, saying that she does not want

to upset me, but when she shuts me out

I feel worse. Her rejection of my good

intentions, make me feel overwhelmed,

frustrated and angry and I am even

considering not visiting her at all! Why

won’t she allow me to help her? I have

tried speaking with my father about it

but he refuses to intervene, often telling

me to mind my own business. I love

both my parents but I feel in limbo and

helpless to restore peace in my family.

My frustrations are taking a toll on my

relationship with my partner. I don’t

know what to do!

Bethany K.

Dear Bethany,

There is so much deep emotion in your letter

and I empathise with your frustrations at

present. However, you cannot “fi x” your

mother if she does not want you to. I am

not sure of the intensity of your mother’s

depression, whether it is mild or chronic, but

depression is a medical condition and she

may need professional support. Pushing her

to talk about her problems, when she does

not want to, may exacerbate the problem,

not only regarding the relationship with your

mother, but also with your father.

We all want to “fi x” unpleasant situations,

because to dwell and live in unhappiness

and emotional pain is diffi cult, but there are

times to “heal and mend” and there are times

to respect the need for “personal space”.

Perhaps this is what your mother needs

from you and you should try to respect her

wishes no matter how hard, frustrating and

overwhelming it might be. Rather than visit

her out of obligation, make sure your visits

are positive ones, full of love and support. Just

let her know that you are there for her, if she

ever needs you. Help her with her shopping,

cleaning and with any tasks she requires of

you and she will appreciate your presence

even more. Your mother may eventually

choose to reach out to you in time but only

when she is ready and not any sooner.

If you have diffi culty coming to terms with

your mother’s depression, seek a support

group yourself, either in your local area or

online. Having a supportive network around

you will not only provide you with information

and insight into your mother’s illness but

will be an outlet for your frustrations and

emotional pain as well.

Jennifer

Jennifer Rahman is a life coach, NLP and

EFT therapist in Murcia. She receives

numerous letters and reads each one.

However, due to the volume received,

she will not be able to respond personally

to everyone except via her column. Send

your letters either as a word document

to Costa Cálida Chronicle addressed to

“Ask Jennifer” or email it to Jennifer@

lifemaxxinternational.com.

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Dear Editor

I thought I would let you know about excellent

service from one of your advertisers.

At the end of August the air conditioning in

my Renault Scenic failed on a trip back to

Camposol. I decided to book the car into

Talleres Lopez Milan in El Pareton and

liased with John who translates for Paco

the owner. After leaving the car for a day

to investigate the fault and getting a courtesy

lift back to Camposol, I got a phone

call saying that they hadn’t been able to

identify the fault, but had taken the car to

Renault Totana who had diagnosed that

the compressor had failed and the cost of

a new one with fi tting etc was 2000€.The

car is over 4 years old and so was out of

warranty, but Paco persuaded Renault Totana

to submit a claim to Renault HQ on

the grounds that the compressor should

last a lot longer than that.

After a week of waiting, the news came

back that Renault would fund the complete

repair. I have since collected the car from

Lopez Milan with just a small bill for their

work and everything is working better than

before.

I have never had such excellent service in

over 40 years motoring. One always hears

of poor service, but this is the other end of

the scale.

I would not hesitate to recommend Lopez

Milan, and Renault Totana to anyone and

special thanks to John and Paco.

John Osborne

Dear Editor

The Costa Calida Chronicle magazine was

only out for a week and I have just received

a call from a really nice lady named

Jackie Carter in response to our appeal.

She would really like to help Marina. I am

sending her info on the Family Fun Day and

Dog Show too as she would like to come

along and get involved.

If anyone else would like to help Marina

with her many dogs, please call 968 482

948

Well done & Thank you CCC

Linda

Helping Hands

Animal Charity Support Association

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LOS CANOVAS PLAYERS

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Los Canovas Players regretfully

announce that the production due to be

performed in November will have to be

postponed until January/February 2012.

This is due to the forthcoming national

elections in Spain when our venue is going

to be used for most of the month by the

political parties involved (we have yet to

fi nd out whether it will be a farce or a

tragedy!!!).

With Christmas coming so soon afterwards

and many of you going back to the UK for

the festive season we felt it reasonable

to postpone until most of you are back in

Spain.

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We do hope you will continue to support us

as you have done in the past. When fi rm

dates are arranged they will be published

in the media.

As always we are looking for “new blood”

to join The Players in whatever capacity,

whether on stage or behind the scenes so

if you are interested in drama contact us

by e-mail at loscanovasplayers@gmail.

com

We help anyone in need,

irrespective of

race, creed or status.

Matthew 25 v 35-36

The Blessings keep fl owing; for GO maD has

just received a Beautiful Caravan, following

the generous giving hearts of Geoff and Jean

Board of La Azohia; a huge thank you to you

both. GO maD is continually thankful for

God’s Provisions and this Divine Timing; for

a new Volunteer (who also needs a home) is

soon joining our ‘Outreach Team’. We sense

that following this, GO maD’s further

projects: Rastro and Refuge/Shelter/Soup

Kitchen are not far off!

Sharing of more fl owing: We now have Six

Sewing Machines in storage and one was

recently given to our dear friend Hafi da;

such a joy to see the gratitude and her wide

beaming smile. A vision was given, over

a year ago to start a Sewing Workshop to

help those ladies out of work - wonderful to

see this start to happen. Hassan had been

patiently awaiting a pair of reading glasses.

A donor heard and a ‘perfect match’ was

made - another huge beaming smile greeted

us. A Spanish family recently received a

sofa/bed; the immense joy and gratitude

we witnessed, stirred the heart. You just

cannot put a price on that exchange. Steve

our great DIY volunteer, recently removed a

bath from a house in Ramonete and replaced

it with a shower (desperately needed due to

lack of mobility) - more smiles greeted us.

These experiences give one a reality check.

We are the fortunate ones who can Make A

Difference to the lives of those around us.

You never know what impact your donation

will have, but we know that when God says

He will meet the needs. He means it and

GO maD is witnessing this time and time

again.

A huge big thank you to all who continue to

support our work. We are together Making

A Difference to lives around us. Maybe you

would like to join us and see for yourself

these beautiful ‘beaming smiles’. Call us

today on 634 357 137

NOW NEEDED: Men’s Shoes & Trainers

along with Smaller sized Men’s clothes

plus Bedding / Linen / Curtains /

Towels

Drop-off centers; The Cultural Centre,

Camposol B; Mon 3-5pm and Fri 12.30-2pm.

Business Centre, Camposol A & Costa

Calida Radio, Puerto de Mazarrón.

Shop: Open Tues/Weds/Thurs/Sat 10am-

2pm plus Thurs eve 6-9pm

Tel Shop: 634 321 161

Outreach/Other Enquiries: 634 357 137

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Ebony and Ivory for

MABS

Diamantes Restaurant in El

Mojón has a monthly Ladies’

Lunch called ‘Ebony

& Ivory’, held on the third

Tuesday of each month.

It is an opportunity for ladies

to dress up and have

a relaxing few hours over

a three course lunch with

a glass of wine for just 10€

per head. The guests get

to meet and make new

friends as, after the main

course, three people from

each table move to another

table. During the

lunch a raffl e is held in aid

of MABS Cancer Support

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Group and, so far this

year, the grand sum of

688€ has been raised.

Terri, who owns Diamantes,

has set a target

to raise 1,000€ for

MABS by the end of

the year - so ladies:

why not come and join

‘Ebony & Ivory’ to ensure

that she makes it?

Janet Bell, MABS FundraisingCo-ordinator

says “Terri really

does us proud; there is

a choice menu, a great

atmosphere and some

excellent raffl e prizes

too! Those of us who have been going

since the beginning of the year have made

new friends.

If you would like to come along, please call

Diamantes on 965 352 947 to book your

table. Lunch is 1.30pm for 2.00pm and

normally fi nishes around 4.00pm.

MABS Cancer Support Group is a registered

charity (No. 7261) offering help

and support to local people of all nationalities

who have been diagnosed

with or are being treated for cancer.

If you or someone you know would

like some confi dential help or support

call our HELPLINE 693 275 779 or visit

their website: www.mabsmurcia.com

Photographer: Geoff Bell

The Pets In Spain team are here to help

abandoned animals in Spain and others

in need of re-homing. If you are looking

to adopt a dog or cat, or need to fi nd a

home for one, or if you simply want to

know more about taking care of your pet

in Spain, this is the web site for you.

call 965 419 769

Banger and Mash

are twin 20 week

old small girls.

They have had all

their vaccinations

and are adorable.

Banger is lively

and Mash is quiet

and delicate. For

more information

Toby who is about

a year and a

half old and is a

slightly nervous

little boy who

bears the scars

of acid or boiling

water which

burnt his side. He

has healed now but his coat has not fully grown

back. He is vaccinated. For more information

please call: 659 274 573

These gorgeous

Egyptian

Mau kittens are

3 months old.

Their mother was

abandoned when

her owners moved and left her behind. They

have big ears and very short fur that does not

leave hairs in the house. The mother has already

been adopted so it’s just the kittens that

need homes. For more information call Linda:

646 645 035

To view more animals for adoption go to:

www.petsinspain.info

If you would like to advertise an animal

email: info@petsinspain.info

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Well Autumn is here and the visitors have

gone back. You may just be looking for a

new hobby to fi ll in all that time you have

on your hands!!! Why not try sailing, Radio

Controlled Sailing. I am talking about a

great pastime whether you are a beginner or

a seasoned sailor it is worth giving it a try.

The new Radio Control Model Group based

in Los Alcázares under the name of RC Mar

Menor Sailing Group, has progressed well

over its fi rst three months. The group is a

S.A.M.M. group and members can enjoy the

full range of benefi ts that S.A.M.M. has to

offer, including an active social scene and the

opportunity of sailing full sized boats.

We are based at the Sports College of Infanta

Cristina on the shores of the Mar Menor

and enjoy their excellent sailing facilities.

Our racing series has now started and will

mainly consist of members getting used to

their new boats, with some learning to sail

for the fi rst time. Later we will have a better

understanding of the full range of boats at our

disposal and what we need to cater for. While

our main venue will be Infanta Cristina, we

hope to visit other locations perhaps once a

month to try and attract a wider membership

at venues such as Cartagena. We have our

fi rst visit planned for October 14 th and will

be meeting not to race, but just to check

out sailing conditions in the harbour. We

are currently seeking permission from the

Harbour Authority to use this location as a

regular monthly meeting. Anyone wishing to

join in is very welcome please give me a call

fi rst for more info.

Later we will start with some simple Match

racing to defi ne the different capabilities of

each boat and then progress to a form of

handicap racing along the lines of a rigged

start. With all new clubs it is a matter of wait

and see what boats people want to buy and I

believe that variety is the spice of life. In the

short term it looks like the International One

Metre will form the fi rst boat class for racing.

The I.O.M. as it is called has world wide

support and has been in production for more

than 30 years with national competitions in

Europe, USA, New Zealand, and Australia,

and world championships run every year. Last

year the Spanish National Championships

were held at the college over a 3 day period

with some 14 boats taking part.

We have already attracted a wide range of

boat types and owners with an equally wide

range of diverse skills. Their skills are always

available to members and they are willing

to assist if need be. The group caters for all

tastes whether you are a seasoned model boat

builder or you prefer your boat straight out of

a box. The range of boats we have attracted

so far to our Friday morning get together

is very varied from the compact Victoria at

750mm long, up to the mighty 5 foot long

American East Coast 12 metre, also including

a Thunder Tiger, two International One

Metres, and a Austrian Smaragd. We have

Just acquired one of the new American Vela

one metre boats, this was shipped in from the

states for valuation and trials, looking very

good it comes fully built and includes a 2.4

R.C. control system. We have also had a Laser

which is a copy of the world famous Laser

single handed 2.4 class dinghies. In the U.K.

Sailors of the full size Laser regularly race the

R.C. version in winter to sharpen their skills,

that is if they can break the ice on the local

pond, sorry I could not resist that one.

It is also our intention to cater for our

disabled friends with a new boat due to be

completed by September. It is an M6 and the

biggest boat to date at 5’6” long and dual

controlled. It is controlled by a crew of two,

one helmsman and one sail trimmer each with

a separate radio unit, we believe it is the only

one of its kind and is an ideal tool for disabled

sailors. This boat also has value for beginner’s

wanting to test the water so to speak, it allows

a beginner to gain confi dence with a tutor on

one aspect at a time before going solo.

We also would like to bridge the divide and

become multinational and have some other

nationalities as members. We already have

members from Scotland, Ireland, England and

even Yorkshire, where ever that is, (answers

on a post card to!!).

If we can tempt you to come and take a look

then for more information please check out

our website www.rcmarmenorsailinggroup.eu

or phone David on 968 170 870

E-mail davidlees66@hotmail.com. Hope to

see you on the water soon.

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BLACK AND WHITE BALL

With enough energy to light up a small city

Age Concern committee members rolled

into town (or more precisely, port) on Friday

morning. After spending the last couple

of months planning and selling tickets for

this year’s premier fund raiser, the day had

fi nally arrived and there was much to do.

Mr and Mrs Señor Shifter arrived on time

and the long tables donated by Los Gallayos

were heaved onboard, then a trip down the

Via Axial to La Gato Verde where countless

tables and chairs fi lled up the van to capacity.

A short hop then into the very heart of the

Marina and down to the Yacht Club venue

where a vast blank space was waiting to

be transformed. Enthusiasm is never in

short supply and with a gusto that belied

their collective years the intrepid bunch of

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volunteers set about converting their blank

canvas into a fi tting arena to welcome the

anticipated 200 plus guests.

At last everything that could be decorated was

decorated, a quick shower and turnaround

for everyone, then back to welcome the

arriving guests. There is something exciting

about Black and White and as everyone

had made the effort, the result was like a

chessboard that ebbed and fl owed, generally

towards and away from the bar.

The very accomplished Lenny Mitchell

soon had everyone up dancing and it wasn’t

long before honoured guest the Mayor of

Mazarrón Señor Gines Campillo Mendez

and his consort succumbed to the beat and

for a couple of hours at least was able to

forget about the burden of offi ce, as did Kelly

Ensor who had an almost ‘Grenfellesque’

appearance as stately as a galleon she sailed

across the fl oor in her splendid ensemble.

Steve the Snip was caught for a moment

not telling his awful jokes, but only for a

moment, and all were quite amazed at

Graham Jackson’s man/woman outfi t, his

alter-ego getting admiring glances from

a few of the less sober males. Trevor and

Brenda Thornton crackled with energy like a

pair of fresh Duracell batteries; their zest for

life is quite infectious.

The Roving Diner provided a splendid

buffet and everyone had good comments

about their fare and professionalism. The

raffl e was drawn and a great big thank you

to all the local businesses who contributed

prizes; your generosity will not be forgotten

and to all those who bought tickets, digging

deep to give over 700€ of profi t - simply

magnifi cent.

Around midnight the event drew to its

conclusion and under bright stars and a

waning moon everyone made their happy

way home. Chairs and tables were stacked

and rubbish removed and a tired but happy

bunch of Age Concerner’s made for home.

A successful Ball and a total profi t for the

charity of just over 2500€. Thank you all.

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Energy Saving Week 17 - 23 October

Energy Saving Week is a great way of making

it hit home just how vital everyone’s input

is in the fi ght against climate change. It’s

helped propel the issue of saving energy into

people’s thoughts, and into the political arena,

not to mention giving people energy saving

tips they can easily adopt. Here in Spain it

is just as important to save energy as it is in

the UK. There are various ways in which you

can save energy, much of it without costing

you anything.

Energy Saving Tips

If you can’t wait for this year’s Energy Saving

Week to kick off in your area, why not try

and adopt some of our quick tips to help you

become more energy effi cient:

• Replace used light bulbs with energy

saving bulbs

• Move furniture away from radiators to allow

heat to circulate

• Choose energy saving recommended

household appliances

• Ensure all pipes are lagged except for areas

where is it “useful heat”

• Fit thermostatic radiator valves to control

temperature room by room

• Fit a programmable room stat as a master

stat to your central heating system

• Turn your thermostat down a degree

• Place foil around the back of your radiators

to refl ect heat back into the room

Insulation

The obvious solution to keeping your house

warm in the winter and cool in the summer is

insulation. Many of the houses in Spain were

built as holiday homes and were not designed

to be occupied all year, especially during the

winter months. This causes a damp problem

in many cases, especially in the bedrooms

and bathrooms. There are now professional

companies in the region offering excellent

ways of insulating your home.

Curing Damp

One way to

ensure that

you house is

not damp is

to have full

central heating

which will

help dry your

house out as

most houses

are built with thousands of litres of water in

their construction. Full central heating systems

either oil, gas or others (the majority

in this region are oil fi red) with some natural

gas or LPG will assist in curing damp. The reason

for this is that the walls of the house will

dry out and maintain the thermal capacity of

the building. Camposol Heating & Maintenance

(page 6) or Cálida Gas (page 51) can

provide such systems.

Adequate ventilation is also very important to

ensure no damp, especially if you have gas

fi res as your main heat source. This is also vital

for safety reasons. There are now 99% effi

cient fl ue-less, wall mounted gas fi res avail-

able on the market, supplied and fi tted by

Camposol Heating & Maintenance (page

6), which do not give off the

same amount of condensation

as the old style mobile

units.

You can now also buy secure,

purpose built window vents

right here in the Costa Càlida

from No More Mould. (page

53). Mould is a serious problem

here in Spain and can

cause asthma and respiratory

problems. No More Mould’s

aim was to fi nd a product

that kills mould and protects

against re-growth. Eventu-

ally they found “Expore” and it worked so

well that they decided to import it from the

UK. Condensation is also a big problem here

so we import adjustable air fl ow trickle vents

from the UK and this is another product that

helps prevent mould. For further information

on any of these products contact No More

Mould on 672 795 574 or 677 623 442.

T here are various products on the market

that can solve a damp problem, another one

of them being Liquid Wallpaper. This is a

new product that can be pasted on the walls,

creating a layer of insulation. It comes in a

huge selection of colours and can be applied

by a good DIYer. The paper comes in a bag

and is added to water to create a paste which

can be applied to one or all of the walls of the

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room, adding colour to what may be a totally

white decor. See Liquid Wallpaper advert on

page …….

Double Glazing

Another way of cutting down heat loss is of

course double glazing. This will also cut down

outside noise and it is an excellent security

measure. It is quite simple to change your

windows and patio doors to double glazing

and there are numerous companies in the

area that specialise in this.

Latest Technology Intelligent Glass Replacement

double glazed units.

Made with 4mm

glass leaves &

argon fi lled, our

double glazed replacement

units

for 2011 are now

even more energy

effi cient. -

Up to 40% more

insulation in both

summer and winter

months. For

more information

call Kevin’s

Fly Screens and

Aluminium Services

(page 53)

on 650 662 579

or visit our website

www.kevinsfl yscreens.com.

In the Garden

It’s great to get outdoors and enjoy the

garden, but fi ght the temptation to use the

hosepipe or sprinkler. It’s still possible to keep

the lawn pristine without using high quantities

of water by investing in a water butt and

watering can instead. A water butt collects

and stores rainwater throughout the year,

which you can then use free of charge to water

your lawn and plants. You should also bear

in mind the water restrictions may operate in

the summer months. It is fairly easy to install

guttering which can be directed into a water

butt and this can be used for watering plants,

washing the car and many other activities. If

you are storing water in this way remember

to protect against mosquitoes. One way of

combating mosquitoes is to put some cooking

oil into the water butt. This will form a layer

on top of the water, preventing mosquitoes

getting into the water.

If you have a large water deposit, water tank

or Spa, you can purify

& make the water safe

to drink by investing

in an Aquasmater

Capsule (page 54). No

other chemicals are

required. This amazing

invention, sold in

37 countries world-

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wide, ionizes the water, turning well water

or municipal tap water into purifi ed drinking

water. They are guaranteed to last at least

12 months, so if you only need pure water for

6 months, you can take the capsule out and

keep it until the following year. One capsule

will sanitize 2,000 litres of water.

Keeping a cover on your swimming pool will

not only reduce heat loss, but it will also reduce

the amount of water lost due to the

wind and the sun. Daisy Pools (page 52) are

the main suppliers of swimming pool covers

in the area. Give them a call and they will

advise you on the best ways to extend the

weeks you will be able to use your pool.

In the Home

When trying to use less energy in the home

it’s important to choose energy-saving products.

If you need to replace any of your white

goods, including your boiler, consider investing

in more energy effi cient products. Look

out for the blue Energy Saving logo on products

and select these items instead of less

energy effi cient models. Making your house

more energy effi cient is also vitally important

if you are considering putting your property

on the market. Low wattage light bulbs now

come in various shapes and sizes and using

these in all lighting appliances will save you

money.

Save Energy and money with a secondary

electricity meter or sensor from CHM

With the ever increasing cost of electricity

have you considered a secondary electricity

meter? Whether you are renting out your

property or not, fi tting a secondary meter can

ensure that you have no hefty unexpected

bills. These meters are fed with pre-paid

cards (either €5 or €10 each). The meter tariff

is set to the same as the electricity provider,

but this can be over- ridden by the property

owner if needed. Tenants have been found to

turn on far more appliances in both summer

and winter if they are not paying the bill; a bit

of a shock when it turns out to be more that

the rent you are taking!

For air conditioning units CHM also provide

motion room sensors that will de-activate after

15 minutes if there is no movement in the

room, saving you both money and energy.

Your central heating system

When having your new central heating system

installed, remember to ensure that the

positioning of the radiators have been carefully

planned with your installer. Try and ensure

that they are on inside walls and not

underneath windows where possible. It has

been publicised recently on British television

that with a thermal imaging camera heat loss

is greater than was originally thought if a radiator

is positioned under a window or an outside

wall. If there is no choice, then at least

put a heat resistant refl ective layer on the

wall behind the radiator.

Heating and Water

Systems.

Most heating and water

systems (hot and

cold) will benefi t from

in-line descalers.

These can be either

electronic or manual

types and in-line fi lters

can combat hard water

problems by removing

harmful dirt and

corrosive substances.

This can extend the

effi ciency of heat exchangers,

electrical

elements, kettles, dish washers and washing

machines. These products can be sourced

through Healthy H20.

Solar Water Systems

Solar hot water

systems

make the

most of the

natural heat

given off by

the sun. The

water will

heat up on

most days,

even if there is little sun, but you will need a

back-up boiler if there is no sun for 3-4 days.

These systems can be installed by various local

companies.

Why not use the power of the sun to reduce

your energy bills with a solar water heater

from Free-Sol? Solar power is a free, clean,

green energy source and with the installation

of a solar hot water heater being more affordable

than ever before, there has never been a

better time to upgrade your home to harness

the power of the sun throughout the year.

A solar water heating system is one of the

most cost effective ways to help lower your

carbon footprint and with oil, gas and electricity

costs continuing to increase, solar power

is also a great way to deliver hot water for

FREE. The sun is doing all of the work for

you, even in winter! In fact with a solar water

heater you can expect to save up to 80% on

the cost of producing your hot water. Furthermore,

a solar water heater can enhance

the value of your property. Within a very

short period, the capital cost can be offset by

the lower running costs with the result that

your initial investment will begin to pay you

back quickly.

To fi nd out more, see the Free-Sol advert on

page 52 or phone Martin Freeman on 659 232

507. martin.freeman@free-sol.com

Solardirecta

(page 59)

have specialized

in solar

water heaters

for over

seven years.

With over 500

systems sold

and installed

throughout southern Spain, they have unrivalled

experience in the solar water heater

fi eld. Their own branded high quality units

are manufactured specifi cally for the Spanish

market and are fully mains pressurized. Keith

explains that, unlike other systems, Solardirecta’s

system has no need for a pre-heating

copper coil inside the tank. All the energy

produced goes directly into the tank which inturn

feeds directly into the house, so there is

very little heat lost and as a bonus, no need

for the ugly header tank on top and no additional

pumps are required. If you are looking

for a reliable company who can supply and

install a solar hot water system for you, or

you simply want to buy a unit to fi t yourself,

Solardirecta can help and all advice is free.

Stock is always available and delivery is quick

so call Solardirecta today and start saving

money immediately. Call Keith on 659315130

or email sales@solardirecta.com

All Solar Directa systems are of the highest

specifi cations and can be fi tted in a day. Give

Keith a call on 659 315 130

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Convenience stores now allowed to sell

cigarettes

Shops which open for 18 hours or more per

day will now be able to sell cigarettes and

loose tobacco. A new law has been passed

which means that, in addition to petrol stations,

convenience stores will also be allowed

to set up cigarette machines on the premises.

It means shops such as the chain stores which

never shut will be permitted to have vending

machines in store, but they will not be

allowed to sell cigarettes off the shelf, since

only tobacconists are authorised to do so.

The law will rule out 7/11 stores and most

internet cafés, since these are only open for

between 12 and 16 hours daily. Convenience

stores will be obliged to apply to the Commission

for the Tobacco Market, and register

the vending machine number as well as the

tobacconist who supplies them.

This measure is designed to maintain strict

controls over cigarette sales.

Spanish scientists develop vaccine to

prevent Alzheimer’s

A group of scientists from the Euroespes biomedical

research centre in Galicia, lead by Dr

Ramón Cacabelos, have developed the fi rst

preventative vaccine against Alzheimer’s, and

have applied for a patent with the US Patent

Offi ce.

“It’s another step forward in the fi ght against

the illness”, said Dr Cacabelos in today’s press

conference.

The vaccine, known as EE-AD-SP1 and tested

on genetically modifi ed rats, allows the process

of brain death, which begins as soon as

the brain reaches maturity at the age of 30,

to be intercepted, thus preventing it from

developing again in old age. The vaccine has

also shown itself to be effective in reduce

pathogenic features of the disease in animals

with signs of cerebral degeneration.

The vaccine, which is given in two separate

doses, introduces a new immunogen which

promotes the generation of antibodies to

fi ght the amyloid plaques where beta-amyloid

proteins accumulate in the brain of Alzheimer

patients. The drug, presented in sphingosine-

1-phosphate rich liposomes that contribute to

the regeneration of neurones, also impedes

intracranial haemorrhages and side effects of

other Alzheimer medicines.

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This twin purpose - therapeutic and preventative

- makes this vaccine a new weapon in

the fi ght against the disease and could benefi

t both people at high risk of developing the

illness, as well as those who already show

symptoms of it.

Once it has been accepted by the US Patent

Offi ce, the vaccine will be clinically developed

overseas, most probably in the United States.

“Europe is slow when it comes to developing

new drugs”, said Cacabelos. The Euroespes

group, which has spent 20 years developing

drugs to treat Alzheimer’s, believes that the

vaccine could be ready for dispensing in six

to eight years.

Alzheimer’s is currently the third biggest

health problem in the world and the fi fth largest

cause of death amongst the over 65s in

the United States. In the European Union,

dementia care and treatment costs taxpayers

160 billion euros a year, with an average cost

of 22,000 euros per patient.

EC says Spanish economy will grow

0.8% in 2011

The European Commission (EC) maintained

that the Spanish economy would grow 0.8%

in 2011, the same fi gure it forecast in May

of this year and well below the government’s

latest forecast of 1.3 %.

The quarterly fi gures, however, show a deceleration

in Spain’s GDP, with the EC expecting

just 0.1% growth between July and September,

a rate they forecast to continue then until

the end of the year. During the fi rst quarter of

2011, the Spanish economy grew more than

expected, reaching 0.4%, spurred on by an

increase in exports, which is why the 0.8%

fi gure has been maintained, despite the fact

that between April and June it slowed to just

0.2%.

The EC Executive has nevertheless warned

that the imbalances in the private sector that

built up during the real estate boom and the

high level of unemployment are still major

burdens for the Spanish economy.

Infl ation will sit around the 2.9% mark across

the year, compared with the 3% forecast in

May and the fi gure of 1.8% recorded in 2010,

as a result of the quarterly drop in prices. According

to the EC, the evolution of the rate of

infl ation is due in the main to the higher oil

prices during the fi rst half of the year, which,

in turn, were due to the social and political

unrest in northern Africa.

The EC forecasts little

change in consumer

spending will remain

cautious because of

widespread personal

debt and unemployment,

whereas public

spending will rise, after

the increase seen

in the fi rst quarter,

as a consequence of

the “ambitious” programme

of tax consoli-

dation.

During the fi nal months of 2011, the EC expects

infl ation to keep falling as the infl ationary

impact of the increase in VAT and the

price of electricity gradually wear off.

Less than one per cent of driving fi nes

used to support traffi c accident victims

Spain’s ministry of traffi c netted 457.8 million

euros in fi nes last year – but only spent 0.09

per cent of it on helping accident victims.

A law passed in 2009 now makes it compulsory

for every cent in fi nes collected by the

Dirección General de Tráfi co (DGT) to be

spent on accident prevention, road safety and

supporting victims of road crashes. Representatives

from Spain’s Association of Road

Traffi c Accident Victims say they are grateful

for the benefi ts they receive, but are disappointed

that this is only 450,000€ a year –

despite the DGT’s having amassed more than

26 million over budget in fi nes and a further

523 million euros in taxes.

The Association has only been receiving funds

since 2007 – when they got 180,000€, but

say the fact they are only given a tiny slice

of the DGT’s income from fi nes means they

are unable to offer vital fi nancial assistance

to most of their members.

For each person killed on the road, numerous

others are left severely disabled either

temporarily or permanently meaning they are

unable to work, and their meagre disability

pension – assuming they are entitled to one

– does not even stretch to cover the cost of

living, let alone paying for carers or adapting

their homes to be able to live in them. The average

monthly disability pension ranges from

450€ to 700€, depending upon region, and

those claiming must have worked and ‘paid

into the system’ for a certain number of years

prior to becoming incapacitated.

The law does not state what percentage of

fi nes collected should be paid to accident victims,

meaning that last year, out of the 822

million euros spent by the DGT, nearly half

went on ‘promoting responsible driving’; another

86 million was invested in ‘improving

traffi c fl ow’, and 253 million on making it easier

and quicker to fi ne people.

Association representatives explain that they

are run entirely by volunteers, many of whom

give up their jobs to help, and receive nothing

from the DGT. The DGT is self-fi nancing

and budgets for annual fi nes according to its

needs. To pay its 10,000 staff members, it

needs to collect 453 million euros a year in

fi nes from motorists.

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St Nicholas Ecumenical Church

Calle Sobrija 2248

Sector D20 Camposol

By Rev Len Eaton MBE

The seemingly never ending extremely

hot summer is at last cooling down a bit.

There are many in the congregation who

have sung their praises not only to the Lord

during this time, but also to the planners of

the new Church building who insisted that

the Church be fi tted with air conditioning.

The Lord works in mysterious ways; His

wonders to perform and what a difference

it has made to our services of worship.

The summer is always a mixture of regular

comers being away and new and occasional

visitors arriving, but the numbers attending

regular Sunday services have remained

more or less at the same level. It is always

a great joy to see new faces and equally

to see our resident regulars returning with

many stories to tell.

We are now well on our way through

Trinity, the longest season of the Christian

year which continues until 1 st November,

All Saints Day, then onwards with the

Sundays before Advent and fi nally Advent

and Christmas. From 1 st October it’s only

86 days until Christmas Day!

On Sunday 9 th October we will be celebrating

Harvest Festival, one of the oldest

festivals in the Bible; that of taking the fi rst

fruits of their labours to the house of God.

As prescribed in Deuteronomy Chapter 26

to the Israelites during their escape from

Egypt, they were told by God to do this.

The gifts were to be blessed by the Priest

and distributed to the needy. Harvest

Festival is one of a number of times in the

year when the collection taken in Church is

sent to a school in Asesewa, Ghana, which

we have been supporting for nine years.

The money is used to supply basic items;

a small cotton uniform, pencils, pens and

paper so that children are able to attend

school. We ask specifi cally that gifts of

food, vegetables and fruit is not brought

to Church in the traditional way, but that

people give as generously as they possibly

can when the collection is taken. What

better gift can a child receive than the

ability to read, write and understand basic

arithmetic? You would be most welcome to

come and join us.

Services for October 2011

Sunday 2 nd

Song s of Praise 10.30am

Sunday 9 th

Holy Communion, Harvest Festival

10.30am

Sunday 16 th

Morning Prayer 10.30am

Sunday 23 rd

Holy Communion 10.30am

Sunday 30 th

Song, Worship and Prayer

10.30am

All services are in English and take place at

Calle Sobrija 2248, D20 Camposol, where a

warm welcome awaits you. We have a very

active ministry in the German language led

by Rev Bro Konrad, who holds services in

San José Church, Puerto de Mazarrón, on

the 2 nd and 4 th Sundays at 4pm. Services

offered by the Church are Wedding

Blessings, Holy Baptism, Confi rmation

and Funerals. We have a Pastoral Service

throughout the year, people who listen, talk

and are there to help anyone who is sick

or in need. The Pastoral care is absolutely

confi dential.

For any of the Church Services offered,

or other information, please call Rev Len

Eaton on 968 138 952, or Rev Deacon

Maureen Kent on 636 099 679

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Blackie

Blackie was initially a

little shy with strangers,

showed preference for

females, but being a

little wary of males,

which is probably due

to his past. He is an

affectionate dog who

likes to be with you,

enjoys being stroked

and will lean against you

with his head on your knee.

He is very amiable and has

never shown any sign of

aggression. He is very

responsive to what is

required of him and has

got used to country walks

on a lead. When he was

fi rst rescued he was very

lethargic with no energy,

but since undergoing treatment for his

Leishmania he has become the lively young

dog he should be who likes to play with

other dogs, gets on with cats and enjoys

socialising with people.

For more information regarding any MARA

animals please ring Marion on 628811187

or Keith on 628811188.

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The annual meeting of WARM was held

on 20th August and was kindly hosted by

Andrea and Rob. Many thanks to both

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of them for an

excellent lunch and

for the swim in the

new pool!

As well as being

a social event the

aim of the meeting

was to arrange

the forthcoming

year’s programme.

This was achieved

and we now have

a full and varied

programme of 24

walks.

The next walk will be

on 8th October 2011

with the fi nal one on

Thursday 14th June

2012.

If you are interested

in walking and would

like to join a friendly

group and explore

the region of Murcia

on foot please contact

warm2005@gmail.

com for a copy of the

programme.

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Viva Las Vegas

The Viva Las Vegas Show was a complete

sell-out, with not a ticket to be had anywhere.

More than 190 people turned up at the Alandalus

Restaurant, on the outskirts of Calasparra,

last weekend to enjoy the show and

help raise money for MABS Murcia NW.

Charles Prince and Christine King travelled

from Mazarrón to entertain the audience with

a feast of well known songs from Elvis Presley,

Dusty Springfi eld and other famous stars

who have appeared on the Las Vegas circuit.

Adults and children alike were up dancing

most of the night and the restaurant provided

a range of tapas. The fi rst prize for the raffl e

was kindly donated by La Mariposa Hotel, Gebas

in the Sierra de Espuña – a quad biking

session for 2, including lunch at the hotel. The

raffl e raised 506€ on the night, bringing the

fi nal total of funds for MABS to an incredible

1,156€.

MABS Co-ordinator, Cecilia Coulson, said

“As people were leaving at the end of the

night they were asking when the next show

would be; in fact some people have asked to

be on the waiting list for tickets. I have also

received many emails saying what a fantastic

night it was. As one lady remarked as she left:

‘Let’s have more’, so we will be organising

another event very soon.” A new wheelchair

has already been purchased with some of the

funds raised.

MABS Murcia is a registered charity (No.

7261) offering help and support to local

people of all nationalities who have

been diagnosed with or are being treated

for cancer. If you or someone you know

would like some confi dential help or support

call our HELPLINE 620 422 410 or

visit their website: www.mabsmurcia.

com

Photographer: Arthur Coulson

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Once again the weather has caused havoc

with the crops in the area. There were

reports of hail stones as big as golf balls,

crashing down and shredding the leaves

on the trees, knocking almonds, fi gs and

olives to the ground. The rest of the time,

the weather has been hotter than usual

and we have enjoyed using the swimming

pool to keep cool. Those who went back

to the UK to escape the heat during July

and August, came back to nearly as hot

weather.

The fi estas in the area continue into October,

with Bullas celebrating their Wine

Festival.

BULLAS

Bullas celebrates its main Feast honouring

Our Lady of the Rosary, on October 7th,

but according to an old tradition, the actual

Feast’s day falls on the fi rst Sunday

in October. The popular character who announces

the arrival of the Feast is a typical

musician called commonly “el Tío de

la Pita”.

The Friday’s night celebration is called

“Migas Night”, when everybody enjoys

the “Migas”, a typical Spanish dish from

Bullas, which is basically fl our, oil and water

cooked in a huge pan with various pieces

of meat and/or fi sh added. Saturday’s

dawn marks the beginning of the popular

“Diana”, a very original parade where noone

of the participating people can escape

from going dirty with fl our and eggs which

are thrown in gay abandon.

Apart from the two processions with the

image of Our Lady of the Rosary, there

are parades and the fl oral offerings,

where many people accompanied by music

bands carrying fl owers for the Holy Virgin’s

image that stands at the Church.

Bullas celebrates the Wine Festival every

last weekend in September just before the

Patronal Feast. Activities include the Wine

Route’s guided tours, tastings by the

Master of Wine that every year is awarded

to a person devoted to the viticulture

and oenology. Some other events are held

in the central square of Bullas on Sunday

morning, such as the Inauguration of

the Wine Fountain, the traditional grape

treading and the First Juice’s Blessing

that can be sampled by the people. Mu-

sic and traditional dances are also present

during these special moments.

Some other initiatives such as the Tapas

Fair make this festive climate more exciting

during these days when Bullas’ star

product, the wine, is celebrated.

There’s plenty to see and do in and around

Bullas including:

Museo del Vino, Bullas

This Museum illustrates the historical implications,

culture and socioeconomic effects

of the wine industry. It is located in

one of the few traditional wineries that

have survived in perfect condition, with its

brick vaults and jars partly buried in the

ground along its halls. English audio guide

available. At Avda. de Murcia, s/n. 30180,

Bullas, Murcia. Open Tuesday to Saturday,

10:30-14:00 and 17:00-20:00. Contact

968 657 211.

Don Pepe Marsilla House Museum

Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

This wonderful house has been restored

and preserved to recreate the lifestyle

of Don José Marsilla Melgares de Aguilar

(1854–1930). This old noble house is located

in Bullas’ Rosario Street, just behind

the parish Church. Don Pepe was a rich

and powerful landowner and mayor of Bullas.

There is an audio guide of the building.

El Zacatín

Craft Fair

Held in the

Plaza Vieja

and the Castle

area in

the centre of

town on the

fi rst Sunday

of each

month, this

handicraft

fair sells

products and

crafts from

the region.

Different activities

are arranged each month including

guided visits, demonstrations of traditional

trades.

General Market

This market offers fresh fruit and vegetables

and some household goods every

Tuesday morning in Gran Via Manuel Lopez

Carreno and surrounding streets. 08:30-

14:00pm

Cehegin Scene

In October the artisan market “El Mesoncico”

says hello to its monthly events until

next June. We celebrate the market the last

Sunday of the month in Plaza del Castillo

at the heart of the old town from 10.00 to

15.00pm. There you will fi nd more than 50

craftsmen of the area with stalls displaying

such products as cured meats, hams, pottery,

cakes, wines, cheeses, etc. Each of

the monthly markets has a different theme

showing traditional and local crafts. You

will be able to taste and enjoy the foods

and products most typical to this area.

October is the start of the Artisan Market

“El Mesoncico” with many new activities.

On this occasion we can see the proccess

of pressing of the grapes as it has

been since the XIX century. Furthermore,

it will be possible to taste wines

from the bodegas of Cehegin in the

denomination of Bullas together with

cheeses of the area.

Free parking is available at the Marble

Technology Centre situated in Carretera

Murcia, approached from the West. A free

bus service is operated to the market place

every 20 minutes

Every weekend you can visit the Ecological

Park opened to visitors from 9am until

6.00pm at weekends; everybody is welcome.

For visits during the week however,

a reservation is required by telephone to

696 775 783.

If there are any further enquiries please

contact the Cehegin Tourist Offi ce at 968

723 550 or visit our tourist website www.

turismocehegin.es

Santiago Leo

Cehegin Tourist Offi ce

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE!

Shown below are the photographs that have been emailed in by our readers to be included in our competition

to have their photographs included on our 2012 calendar. If you would like to vote for your favourite

photograph then please email us on costacalidachronicle@gmail.com or go to one of our offi ces on Camposol

or Cehegin listing your favourite pictures.

Boats racing on the Mar Menor View from the top of Cabo Tinoso The Submarine at Cartagena

Paseo at Puerto de Mazarrón La Azohia Boats at La Azohia

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Poinsettias Supermoto Soraya

Lake at Gebas Street in Cartagena Sunset in Cehegin

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The Burglars

are back:

Once again

we seem to

be suffering

at the hands

of these evil

lowlifes, the

opportunist

burglars who

continue to

make life a

misery for some of us. Lately there has been

a marked increase in house burglaries in our

area. Burglars have recently been targeting

Camposol, Mazarrón Country Club and

Isla Plana in particular. They are becoming

more and more ruthless in their methods

and do not care how much damage they do

in order to gain entry to your property. It

would appear that in many cases they are

targeting holiday homes and they seem to

be interested in fl at screen TVs, DVDs and

laptop computers in particular. They also

make such a mess as they tend to search

every cupboard and drawer just dumping

everything out on the fl oor. I am often the

fi rst outside person called in after the police

and I must say that I will never get used

to the wanton vandalism caused by these

people. It must be devastating for the

homeowners when they return home to view

such a scene.

What can you do to combat these

burglars?

You need to make sure that your property is

properly secured every time you leave home

and also when you are going to bed at night.

Never leave tools or any other implements

which might be used by the burglar lying

about or within easy reach. Get into a routine

of checking and double checking before you

go out or go to bed each night. Whatever

security measures that you have installed

in your home, always ensure that they are

operational. It is very important if you have

an alarm system fi tted and your insurance

company has been informed, then you must

always make sure that it is fully operational

and armed. If you forget to arm it and are

unlucky enough to be burgled then your

claim may be invalid.

If you need any advice about upgrading

your home security, call Pat Dunne at ADS

Locksmiths (00 34) 600 255 250 for a

free home security survey. ADS Locksmiths

is a fully legally registered business and is

part of ADS Property and we have been

serving the local community since 2003.

We also have an insurance broker service

offering policies underwritten at Lloyds of

London. The policies are written in English

and easy to understand. If you wish to avail

of this service please call Maura Dunne at

ADS Property (00 34) 646 969 455 for an

instant quote.

ADS Locksmiths also work in partnership

with many leading businesses involved in

matters regarding home security. We can

supply security grilles (rejas) manufactured

locally by a leading supplier.

Here at ADS we know it is virtually

impossible to stop the determined burglar,

but you must do as much as you can to

make it more diffi cult for them to gain entry

to your home. We must fi ght back to protect

our hard earned possessions. Take care of

yourselves and your property.

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Animal Organisations:

Andrea’s Animal Rescue

Fuente Alamo

690 906 565

Easy Horse Care

Rojales

652 021 980

Galgos del Sol

Murcia

galgosdelsol@hotmail.com

Helping Hands

contact@helpinghands.org.es

JJ’s Puppy Rescue Organisation

Mazarrón

618 034 921

John Kemp’s Puppies

La Pinilla, Fuente Alamo

646 737 230

K9 Pet Rescue

San Fulgencio/La Marina

611 606 001

MARA Dog Rescue

Mula

685 311 599

Noah’s ARC

Mazarrón

699 352 818

(Charity Shop)

968 154 507

PAPS

966 769 137

Charities:

Age Concern Spain

Mazarrón

634 316 213

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mazarrón, Cuevas de Reyllo

646 290 420

Cabo De Palos

968 545 181

Costa Cálida Samaritans

www.costablancasamaritans.com

GO MaD

Mazarrón

678 598 677

Help Murcia Mar Menor

Santiago de la Ribera, San Javier

968 181 623

Lions Club of Mazarrón Bahía

Mazarrón

636 746 959

MABS Mar Menor

Mar Menor

693 275 779

MABS Mazarrón

Mazarrón

620 422 410

MABS NE Murcia

634 362 826

MABS NW Murcia

693 275 779

Mazarrón Bahía Lions

Mazarrón

636 746 959

PALS (Protection and Life Saving)

Mazarrón

968 437 837

Churches:

Mass in English

Pastrana, Mazarrón

628 824 555

Olive Branch Christian Fellowship

Camposol, Mazarrón

618 720 181

Pilar Christian Community Church

Pilar de la Horidada

966 769 300 or 650 509 606

Puerto Lumbreras Church

619 945 283

St Nicholas Church

Camposol, Mazarrón

968 138 952

Wellspring Victory Church

Bolnuevo, Mazarrón

620 599 270

Groups:

ADAPT

San Pedro

966 189 402

Cloud Nine Drama

Mula

644 400 123

Ex-Servicemen’s Association

Mazarrón

968 965 058

Friends & Buddies

Camposol, Mazarrón

968 163 758

Greenfi ngers Sector C Gardening Group

Camposol, Mazarrón

626 513 842

Help at Home

San Javier

633 673 034

Homeowners Sector A

Camposol, Mazarrón

608 029 112

Welcome Group

Camposol, Mazarrón

620 105 179

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The letter

“J” joins the

ranks of least

favourite

Spanish

l e t t e r s

amongst

English

speakers,

because it is

one of the

hardest ones

to pronounce. We’ve already talked about

the sound itself because it is the same as

one of the pronunciations of the letter G,

which is the throaty sound like the “ch”

in the Scottish word “loch”. We saw that

the letter G only makes this sound when

followed in a word by an “e” or an “i”,

whereas the letter “J” always makes this

sound, wherever it appears in a word. You

will fi nd the letter “J” at the beginnings of

words, such as “jugar” (to play), in the

middle as in “rojo” (red) and at the end as

in “reloj” (watch or clock). As I mentioned

when we were looking at the letter G, if

you fi nd it impossible to produce a really

harsh “j” sound, then you can lighten it

down to a “h” sound; just make it as noisy

as possible, as if you were panting having

just run round the block. Alternatively, you

could run round the block, but that is a bit

drastic and not a very practical solution.

There is a wide variety of words beginning

with “J” which remind us of similar

English words, and here are just a

few: jersey (jersey or jumper), jirafa

(giraffe), jaguar (jaguar), justo (just),

juvenil (youthful, without the negative

connotations of juvenile), justicia

(justice), justifi car (justify), Japón

(Japan), japonés (Japanese – notice that

in Spanish nationalities do not start with

capital letters.)

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In recent years the Spanish have introduced

foreign names in their society including

many beginning with the letter “J”, such

as Jessica and Jennifer. In these cases they

usually pronounce them with a “y” sound,

which is the nearest a Spanish speaker can

usually get to the English “j” sound.

As usual there are words beginning with “J”

that look like English but have a different

meaning. One of these is the Spanish word

“junta”. This means some sort of ruling

or governing body, but does not have the

negative connotation it has in English,

where it is only associated with a military

style of absolute rule. We have a “junta

directive” for example which means a

committee. Of course, you may have your

own opinion about committees but they are

not supposed to carry machine guns as a

rule.

Two common “J” words in Spanish are the

months June and July, which are “junio”

and “julio”, the latter also being a man’s

name, as both the month and the name

come from “Julius Caesar”, or “Julio

Cesár” as many Spanish men are called to

this day. Similarly, another common “J”

word means Thursday; that is “jueves”.

“Jueves” also has a classical origin as it

is the day of the planet Jupiter or the god

“Jove”.

Another frequently heard word is the

translation of “young” which is “joven”.

Young people as a social group are

referred to as “los jóvenes”. They are

in contrast to another important section

of society, those who are “jubilado” or

“jubilada” meaning of course “retired”.

Most of the retired people I know really

like this word and prefer it to the rather

prosaic “pensionista”. The next item

isn’t exactly a word, but you will fi nd it

written in cartoons. It is “ji ji” which is

the Spanish equivalent of “hee hee” or “tee

hee”. In other words it is how Spanish

cartoon characters snigger to themselves

when they’ve just tipped black paint over

that angry grown-up that has been chasing

them down the street.

“Justo” is an interesting word as it shares

a similar dual meaning as its English

equivalent “just”. We can talk about a

“just” person in English and a “persona

justa” in Spanish, is someone who is fair,

or who lives a morally correct life. From

this we have the word “justice” which is

“justicia” in Spanish. The two languages

also share the other meaning of “just” as

in “exactly” or “just right”. We can say

“el precio justo” the right price or “el

tamaño justo”, “just the right size”.

Probably the commonest name in Spain

begins with the letter “J”, José. A

curiosity about the name José is that it

is very often abbreviated to Pepe. I was

under the impression for a very long time

that Pepe came from the religious term

“Padre putativo” which was a name given

to Joseph the supposed father of Jesus

by the Church. However, I have found

a more reasonable explanation which is

that it is part of the old word for José or

Josep, which is still refl ected in the Italian

equivalent “Guiseppe”.

This month’s saying contains the word

juego meaning game, but in this case

with the idea of gambling or “gaming” -

“Afortunado en el juego, desafortunado

en amores”. Lucky at gambling, unlucky

in love. In other words, you cannot have

everything going your way in this life. Well,

I think most of us have learnt this already!

Jane Cronin, Spanish Classes and Talks.

www.janecronin.eu

Tel: 968 183 258

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Domestic tourism, with Madrid at the helm,

remains the main source of visitors

Mazarrón is getting very favourable results

in the arrival of tourists to the municipality

this summer. According to data compiled

by the Offi ce of Tourism of Puerto de

Mazarrón, during the months of July and

August, the township has experienced

considerable growth in terms of tourist

arrivals, from visitors to their of offi ce

totalling 2524 in 2010 and 2929 to 2011.

This represents an increase of 16%

of tourists compared to last summer.

The domestic market remains the

main source of visitors as it represents

45% of the total with foreign tourists

accounting for 31% of the total,

including the strong presence of

English people, French and German.

Finally, the remaining 24% visitors

are from the region of Murcia.

It must be mentioned that the regional

press has done a survey which shows

that the number of tourists has increased in

Mazarrón, although the time spent in hotels

has decreased. The average occupancy rate

could be around 90% in August, 15% more

than in July, although the average stay

has decreased to 4 days. There are more

visitors but less time spent in our town.

This fi gure, which may seem negative, has

been described by the Mayor of Mazarrón,

Ginés Campillo, “favourable and positive

since, although tourists are here less time,

this rotation is what causes them to spend

more in restaurants and shops in the

municipality than those who are here for

15 days or a whole month. These tourists

generate increased consumption and

therefore improve the service economy.”

In fact, retailers and restauranteurs are

calling the summer campaign “better than

expected”, especially during the month of

August. They highlighted the signifi cant

improvement that has occurred in the

cleaning and waste collection conducted

by the City, which meant “a better

image for tourism, which has recovered

despite the current economic crisis “

It has also helped improve the image the

activities planned by the Department of

Tourism and Celebrations, among which

included summer school for children that

was developed in Playa del Castellar, hiking

trails and cultural activities in August.

Also, Mazarrón has been promoted at the

fair “Marquis of Vélez” in Velez Blanco and

the “Med Cup” of Cartagena, which has

fostered a positive image even more

in the municipality. In both places

there was a stand with information

on our coastline, the Route of the

Watchtowers and diving activities

that can be enjoyed along the Bay.

In short, the improvement in both

the arrival of new tourists and

promotion that´s take place outside

the municipality, is given “the

commitment of the government

team today is one of the key

sectors for economic recovery of the

municipality as is tourism,” Ginés Campillo

pointed out. The mayor has stated “We will

continue in this line so that the tourists keep

coming to Mazarrón in the coming months.

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With the very enjoyable and successful

Madrid trip completed, PALS now move

on to the Lisbon Mini Cruise on the 21 st

October. One of our happy trippers said how

pleasant it was not to be over-organised.

This is our policy; we get you there, we

get you all the information you may need

and are there if there are any problems or

you require guidance. Other than that, we

believe that people are very happy to be

left to their own devices. We always let you

get on with it. Anyway back to Lisbon. At

the time of writing, we have had a couple

of cancellations, so if you are interested

in a 4 Night Mini Cruise with coach from

Mazarrón, call us quickly for a ticket at 410€

per person all inclusive leaving 21 st October

Each year we have two Beach BBQs at

la Siesta Beach in Bolnuevo, and these

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are held on Mayday and this year on 12 th

October. It’s food and drink all the way,

with boules thrown in (excuse the pun) for

13€. It’s an afternoon of laughter.

We have arranged a cabaret evening

SHOW OF SHOWS at the Playa Grande

Hotel, Puerto de Mazarrón, with a meal

and the fantastic Susie G giving her all.

If you have not seen her show, then you

are missing a real treat. I think she’s on

Duracell batteries! Very limited places at

22€ per head.

The Christmas Ball on 11 th December is

again at the Costa Costa Hotel, Mazarrón

and by popular demand we have The

Beagles looking after the music and

dancing. We have not altered the price for

5 years and the menu is still massive and

drinks with the meal included at 27.50€

surely a chance to dress up and trip the

light fantastic.

Tickets for all of the above can be obtained

on a Wednesday afternoon at Sara Laras or

on a Friday or Saturday morning, from 11

at the Trevi or call 626 460465

We are in discussion with the 112 Service

in Mazarron for their medical equipment

needs and will of course keep you informed

as to progress, and this year we have

supported FAST on Camposol to the

amount of 10,700€ and counting. PALS

DO IT 4 U. We are a registered charity

and our accounts are open for inspection

at anytime and we welcome enquiries and

new members at our monthly meetings at

the Cultural Centre on Camposol B the fi rst

Monday ion each month at 11.15am

CAFÉ

The CAFÉ CONCERT 5 is on 1 st October, so

a full report will be in next month’s issue,

but we are hoping to signifi cantly increase

the fund towards its 60000€ target for an

additional ambulance in Mazarrón for the

whole community.

LORCA DISASTER.

The money collected at the Concert in May

and subsequent contributions, notably from

the ex-services organisation, Sector D

,Interactive and Costa Calida International

Radio among others has raised the total

to an in credible 6384.07€ what a great

response - thanks everyone.

We have paid an invoice for 4820.85€ for

emergency medical equipment including

oxygen bottles defi brillator and other

essential items. This equipment will be

housed in a central location for immediate

use for any further calamities, but it’s worth

noting that some 400 people are still living

in tented accommodation and that a further

300 aftershocks have been recorded. The

money from the government seems to be

taking a long time to surface, so all help

is really much appreciated. Our dealings

with the Ayuntamiento in Lorca have been

refreshingly professional and rewarding.

We will keep you informed as to further

purchases from the fund which now stands

at 1563.22€

If you have any questions relating to PALS,

CAFÉ or The LORCA EARTHQUAKE fund

please direct them to kenpayne@live.co.uk

or call 626 460465

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Translate the English words below into Spanish

WILD BOAR

SOAP

CRAB

TO PULL

JELLY

NEVER

HAM

SYRUP

GARDEN

JUG

GINGER

SHERRY

YOUNG

October Quiz Questions

Questions on the

September 2011 edition

1. What does home from

home offer you?

2. Where would you fi nd a

fully equipped pottery on

Camposol?

3. What does “expore” do

for you?

JEWEL

RETIRED

BEAN

GAME

THURSDAY

JULY

JUNE

MEETING

COURT

PONY

MIGRAINE

SYRINGE

Answers on page 98

Monthly Quiz

4. Who claims ‘No job too big

or too small’?

5. Who offered an evening of

comedy and culture?

6. Where would you discover

simple savings from the

bank you know?

7. When you are ‘all googled

out’ what do you do next?

8. Who offered a free no-

Suduko

Do-Able

Diffi cult

obligation quote and you

can fi nd out exactly what

they offer?

9. What does Arkrights offer

you?

10. Who offers beauty treatment

at home or in the

salon?

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CLEAN UP DAY

On Tuesday the 13th September, Bob Owen

received a request to muster the community

and gardening groups for a meeting at

the Town Hall. They duly attended a meeting

in the council chamber on Thursday the

15 th September to learn of an initiative by

the council for a “clean up” of certain green

areas on Camposol. It was the council’s intension

to repay the volunteers by providing

tables and benches for picnic areas in the

cleared areas. On Saturday 17 th September,

over 70 volunteers met on the lower car

park at 9am and work commenced.

D Sector and CRA Group were sent to the

“pines” on Sector B where they soon fi lled

their sacks and needed more. Eventually the

dustcart in attendance had to back down the

hill into the wooded area as the volume of

waste was too great to bag up.

B Sector Group took on the task of clearing

the olive trees area adjacent to the car park,

again vast quantities were collected.

C Sector Group cleared the roundabout

and all areas up to the end of the commercial

centre. They also ran out of sacks and

had to buy more in the Todo.

By 10.30 the job was done and Javier from

the hotel arrived with the picnics supplied by

them. The picnics were distributed by the

Mayor and Councillor David Fernandez.

Bob Owen would like to thank all the volunteers

who turned up to help and to prove

once again that there is a true community

spirit on Camposol.

Camposol D Gardening and Community

Group held their Annual BBQ in the Golf

Club on Fri 2nd Sept. The committee decided

to donate the proceeds of the raffl e and

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the balance of the evenings’ tickets sales to

FAST. This decision was received by rapturous

applause from the members attending

the event.

Kaz Moore the FAST Coordinator and Paul

Myatt were invited to the BBQ as guests and

during the evening they managed to recruit

6 new volunteers. Kaz was then invited to

the Groups’ Monthly Meeting held in Trevis

Bar on Tues 6th Sept and received the donation

of 1150€ from Linda Crook the Group’s

Entertainment Organiser. The Gardening

Group has agreed to continue supporting

FAST in the future.

Greenfi ngers Gardening Group

We had several calls from residents asking

could we change the night for the Street

Party BBQ which clashed with the Age Concern

Black and White Ball, as some of our

members had already bought tickets for the

ball, but with the information on the newsletter,

it was decided to continue as there is

always something on around Camposol with

all the different groups.

I am delighted to report the Street Party

BBQ was very well attended with 80+ guests

attending, some in costume as we had a

theme of Romans and Slaves. Well done to

all for your effort. The BBQ was manned by

BBQ Bill and when under pressure helped

by his personal assistant Frances. The bbq

was kindly loaned by CHM. The disco was

fantastic with DJ Daniel Wheatly who played

some great music and there was dancing in

the street with around 20 people taking to

the fl oor. The bar was kept busy all evening,

run by John Osborne, with David Johns and

Lesley Dutton assisting, with drinks at 1€

each and takings of 430€. The raffl e was organised

by Ros and raised 204€.

Adrian cleaned the road and closed each

end to make sure we

were safe and the

setting up and taking

down was done

by Adrian, John and

myself. Thanks to local

resident Thomas

for bringing his 17

chairs and I believe

4 tables, also Lesley

for donation of

home-made Sangria

which went down

very well. Thanks to

everyone for the support.

(The group now

have a second hand fridge freezer to help

keep the drinks cold.)

The Gardening Group started work

on Wednesday 21st September on the duel

carriageway near the old MASA offi ce when

breakfast and drinks were provided.

The group is inviting all Camposol to go

bowling each Friday from 4pm. For all information

on the group contact Bernard 626

513 842 also check out the website www.

greenfi ngersgardenandsocialgroup.com

The new Camposol winter train has arrived.

It is specially adapted to have “fi lled in” sides

for wet and or windy weather, so please use

this long-awaited service or we will lose it!

The new train timetable:

Monday to Thursday 10-2 and 5-11

Fridays and Saturdays 10-2 and 5-12

Sundays 1 until 9

Please note that the last pick up is at the last

time stated i.e. 11, 12 and 9.

Street cleaning should have started on Camposol

by the time you read this!

It has now been confi rmed that the Camposol

Fiesta in 2012 will be held on 16/17th

June.

English Butcher Camposol

Locally renowned English Butcher, are

suppliers of high quality sausages, including:

Traditional Pork, Pork & Leek, Cumberland

and Chilli & Pepper. All their fresh meat is

sourced locally and Topside, Leg of Pork,

Legs of Lamb and all your favourite steaks

are cut to your requirements.

Now taking orders for fresh oven-ready turkeys

for Christmas.

They also stock a range of seasonal British

produce including Bramley Apples, Parsnips,

Swedes and Maris Piper Potatoes.

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Camposolers Community Website is

a “private” Windows Live Group Website

and Membership is by invitation only.

Camposolers restricts Membership to all

Home Owners in the Camposol Urbanisation.

It is a very secure site. Camposolers is the

only site devoted to Camposol where

Members are identifi ed by their real

Full Names. Apart from real names of real

people, no other Member details whatsoever

are published on Camposolers by the owner.

Camposolers is a genuine community

site and has been serving Camposol Home

Owners continuously for over 8 years. If you

are a home Owner in Camposol and wish to

be a part of this community group please

email reg_rogers@hotmail.com for an

In spite of dwindling numbers of volunteers the

group has achieved another year of making

Sector D a nicer place to live and one of the

best areas of Camposol. All our perimeter

road edges have now been gravelled and a

large number of local residents are tending

small gardens opposite their homes.

Our potholing team worked well into the

summer repairing the worst of road damage

and have a large list of work in the pipeline

when they return to work at the end of

October. All our bins are now off road where

possible and our compost site continues to

provide members with a valuable amenity

and relieves pressure on the bins. We start

burning again in mid October when we renew

our licence with the council and forestry dept.

We apologise in advance if smoke drifts over

your area, but we have over 100 tonnes of

waste to burn that has accumulated over

the summer months. We do however watch

the forecast and pick days when the wind is

forecast to blow away from us.

application form. Please confi rm that you own

property in Camposol.

New to Camposolers is the sister Website

Camposolers 2003 / Political & Council

Administration, which includes news from

the CRA and the A SECTOR Committee. You

can now contact the new Camposol Council

Offi ce located in Camposol through its

Message Board in English. Members include

local politicians. Membership to this new site

is automatic to Camposolers members.The

SkyDrives on both sites are linked.

If you wish to be fully informed join

Camposolers now.

Gardens have been created in various areas

on waste land and this work continues on a

weekly basis. The storm drains running under

D Sector have been cleared again this year in

anticipation of a goto fria that is forecast for

the autumn. 50 tonnes of soil were moved at

a cost of over 500€.

Another project was to bury the unsightly

concrete staircase dumped by Masa just off

the duel carriageway. The concrete blocks

have also been removed. It is planned to

landscape this area this winter. More bucket

collectors have been recruited so you will see

some new faces on a Friday.

We bought a new trailer recently which is fully

legal and are now able to offer our members

a free service to the Eco Park for large

items. Our trailer collection service for large

quantities of garden waste is also in daily

demand and it’s free to members. Details on

how to contact us for these services can be

found on our website and notices on the bins.

The following Message was posted on

Camposolers by a Member…

“Thanks to all who have responded to the

many questions that we asked since joining

this amazing forum. Some of the subjects

that I have asked about are as diverse as

insuring a car, electricity supplies, changing

to gas, gazebos, internet connections, winter

heating, prescription medicines, etc., and all

have been responded to by the members of

this forum. It seems that no matter what we

throw at you somebody has been there before

and is willing to share the experience”

Reg Rogers

Owner of Camposolers and Camposolers 2003

We have erected a location map on entry

to Sector D for visitors and delivery drivers.

Our notice board contains details of our

expenditure which is updated monthly. We

meet monthly on the fi rst Tuesday of the

month in Trevis at 4pm. All members are

welcome to attend these meetings.

We are looking to recruit a few more Poligono

Reps for poligonos 11, 14, 24, 28, 29. Do you

live on any of these? Would you like to get

involved with your local community group? If

so ring Les Crook, Secretary on 968 979 831

Our Annual Meeting this year is on Tuesday

6 th December at 4 pm in Trevis. Why not come

along and join us?

Mick Drummond, Chairman 968 131 971

Les Crook, Secretary 968 979 831

Bob Owen, Treasurer 968 970 577

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September A Big Month For F.A.S.T.

Camposol!

This month saw many changes to improve

the equipment are service available to FAST

(First Aid Support Team Camposol) with

16 volunteer responders receiving training

to Murcian Standards in Defi brillation and

Oxygen Administration; all due to the

fi nancial support from PALS who funded not

only the equipment, but also the 3rd party

training, all so that we at FAST can deliver

the best care for Camposol Residents,

working hand in hand and meeting the

shared goals of

PALS “Protection And Life Saving”. We and

the residents are indebted to them.

The availability of

such equipment is

a wonderful step

forward as we now

have the power to

de-fi brillate, or in

lay-terms, pass an

electrical charge through a heart that is in

VT as they say in Casualty, where the heart

quivers like a jelly and is unable to pump

oxygenated blood around the body. The

charge stops the quivering and allows the

brain to restore the normal rhythm if it is

capable of being re -started. This, combined

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with oxygen therapy, gives a patient a much

better chance of a successful recovery.

Further to this, oxygen therapy can aid

breathing diffi culties such as asthma,

strokes, drowning etc.

FAST have also

purchased 6 Ambu-

Bags using donated

funds. These also

assist patients

with respiratory

failure and work in

conjunction with the

oxygen therapy of stand alone in place of

basic mouth to mouth rescue breaths.

All this will be effective from the beginning

of October. Speed is so important, especially

when dealing with Heart Attacks (Cardiac and

or Respiratory Arrest) Strokes, Drowning,

Electrocution or similar. Remember that

for every minute passing, the chances of a

successful recovery can diminish by 10%

every minute, so if anyone thinks that such

an event is happening, RING 112 AND

THEN RING FAST ...FAST to give the best

possible chance of recovery!

The whole system of calling FAST on one

single landline number would not be possible

without the support from

Compusurf who provide

the landline and full

computerised changeover

system that links the line

to either the 24 hour or

12 hour emergency phone.

This has been provided

completely free of charge

by Compusurf to enable

Camposol Residents to have

the most advanced service

available using its new

system on phones carried

by volunteers 24/7 365

days per year.

FAST never fail to be amazed at the

support given by so many people to help us

deliver the best we can to Camposol; PALS,

Compusurf and the big providers, but there

are so many more, from one selfl ess couple

who asked people attending their 20th

Wedding Anniversary not to give a present,

but donate to FAST, so 220€ was spent on

Ambu-bags and bandages. The family of Mr

Micky Rooney who recently passed away

asked for no fl owers but donations to FAST;

another 137€ came our way. The D Sector

group donated 1150€; a truly magnifi cent

fi gure to enable further investment and

maintenance of equipment. There are many

more too, including book sales and collecting

tins from the customers of The Tea Pot in

Puerto de Mazarrón that have earned over

500€. Finally we thank Kelly Ensor who

has come to our rescue after a long period

without further Red Cross training, as after

the election we had no-one to represent us

until Kelly made it all happen again. To all we

offer our sincere gratitude.

FAST have planned a Christmas Fayre at

Mariano’s Restaurant, Camposol A on 29th

of October from 11am to 4pm. Come and

buy Christmas gifts, cards and calendars all

under one roof and it will be early enough

to catch posting dates to home countries.

There will be Christmas music, food and

carols to get us in the mood for Christmas

and with a special guest appearance or our

very own Nurse Gladys Emmanuelle ......a

better friend than enema!!

Seriously though, Camposol is now a major

leader in the services available within an

Urbanizacion that we can be proud of and

FAST intend to remain a major part of that

to ensure “Camposol is Always A Safer Place

For All”. Thanks to our wonderful committed

volunteers, including our many new recruits

and the support from the community.

Glen Ford

FAST Communications Offi cer

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After a considerable time where the former

administration had fi rst displayed little or no

real interest in curing or even recognising

Camposol’s problems, we fi nally saw a

belated attempt to fi nd some solutions.

What would probably have proved to be an

unsuccessful and prolonged effort to recover

Masa’s questionable assets hardly got off

the ground and we now fi nd that with the

defeat of the then Mayor Blaya Blaya at the

recent municipal elections, there is now the

likelihood of a new approach from latest

incumbents.

We have in the past experienced more than

enough smoke and mirrors, false dawns

and unrealistic promises. What is urgently

needed now is a practical and sustainable

strategy that will bring about the completion

of Camposol to an acceptable standard. While

All the committee would like to thank Linda

Biggs for her continuing hard work for

Camposol A, but owing to some disagreements

with rest of the committee, she has stepped

down as Chair and secretary. Linda will still be

part of our committee and continue to assist

our efforts to make Camposol a better place.

We are still awaiting the opportunity to review

the new town hall plans for us all on Camposol

when they are available. We are hopeful

that they have looked through both the

OMBUDSMAN and the GARRIGUES reports.

The plans were stated to be published in

September and as the holidays are now over

we keenly await the announcement.

We would like to say the market and the train

are a great success, the bars are booming

and there is a buzz about the place, but we

do have concerns for the owners of the villas

we seem to now be witnessing a wealth of

good intentions and welcome gestures from

the new administration, there is over fi fteen

million reasons (the Council estimate of

how many euros is required to complete the

estate), why this will not be enough on its

own.

Of course Camposol is not the only Mazarrón

community that is suffering from neglect; in

which case it is not likely that we will be on

our own in vying for a share of the Town Hall’s

meagre resources. Nevertheless it is unlikely

that any other areas of the municipality are

experiencing anything near the magnitude

of problems we are faced with. Also much

blame for the urbanization’s ills can justifi ably

be attributed to the, albeit previous,

administrations failures in exercising a

legal and moral duty of care. Despite the

where the market has been placed. We have

received some complaints, so to be fair we are

having Sector A complaint forms printed so

the new town hall can see for themselves just

who and how many have complained - copies

will be sent to the town hall and councillor of

Camposol [Pepe Gomez]. All complaints will

show the NIE number together with the Name

and Address of the Complainant. We believe

there are non-residential roads i.e. Avenida

Saladillo on which it would be a better

place for the market, also in front of the A

Commercial Centre [in front of our bars].

This will leave the top car park free to park

As of the 12 th September, when this report

was prepared for publication:-

75% of street lights were not working on “A”

- Linda Biggs has a map showing the areas

of darkness and will be passing this on to the

councillor of Camposol (Pepe Gomez). The

development generating a substantial income

for the Council during the construction

process, we were severely let down by the

Town Hall and a much needed process of

supervision and control over what proved to

be an unprincipled promoter did not happen.

It should also be remembered that other

communities’ problems have probably for

the most part come about as a result of the

normal and expected rigours associated with

the passing of time, whereas Camposol has

never had the benefi t of a basic infrastructure

that is anything other than which can be

considered as incomplete or substandard.

Would it then be unreasonable to hope that

under the circumstances we could where

possible be afforded a little preferential

treatment?

Website: www.cracamposol.com

Email: info@cracamposol.com

lights were switched off before Christmas

when they were working. Strangely we now

hear that it’s a wiring problem. The cynical

view is that someone is making money out

of their re-activation and it has been said the

cost so far is €60 thousand. Is that sum a

joke?

A.G.M. for sector “A” 2012 is in planning

for the fi rst quarter of next year and the

committee will advise more at later date

Committee members are

Marcel van Schalk Chair

John Grant Vice Chair

Beryl Holland Treasurer

Alan Aldrich Secretary

Cliff Ashley

Linda Biggs

Lourdes Escudero

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This summer seems to have been longer

than ever, and most of our volunteers

have hopefully enjoyed a well deserved

summer break - a special thanks therefore

for Zone 2, who have continued to work

throughout the holiday season. Zone 2

look after the busiest sector of Camposol

A; from the entrance up to the commercial

sector. The Commercial Sector has always

been a priority, but now we have a ‘tren’.

We welcome the train and hope that it

continues, but the route of the train is only

in the region of Zone 2 on Camposol A side

of the motorway, so those same volunteers

have continued to follow its path, collecting

empty cans and crisp packets thrown aside

by the happy holidaymakers enjoying

the journey. A very special thanks to all!

Thanks also to Pauline, who runs our

weekly Friday Book Club, which I know is

appreciated as an English Library by many

on Camposol, but which is also the main

source of income for our volunteer group.

We now have permission from the new

council to continue, although at the time of

writing, we still await the offi cial paperwork

authorisation. Thanks to Tatiana, in the

new offi ce of Pepe Gomez, open every

morning in the new social centre on

sector B, who was so helpful in obtaining

a renewal of our license. For those of

you who don’t yet know, Tatiana speaks

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excellent English, and is a link between

Camposol and the new council. I am

awaiting a meeting, hopefully very soon,

to discuss how we can continue to work

together to make Camposol a better place.

Although not much physical work has been

carried out, we have still made hay whilst

the sun shines. I was happy to report that

we are in a healthy position with approx

4,000€ in our bank account - so, why do

we need any more? So far we have agreed

expenditure of almost 1,000€ on extending

the gravel garden opposite the Health

Centre, work which will start as soon as

the weather cools down. We have also

agreed to spend another 1,000€ on work

in the Memorial Garden and surrounding

parkland. We have agreed to spend 500€

on the BBQ area at the rear of Camposol

A. We have spent more than 700€ on new

equipment to help maintain the garden

areas, plus the regular miscellaneous

expenses - this month alone we have

spent 15€ on bin bags! Soon it will be

caterpillar season, and we won’t have any

money left to deal with them! I am hoping

for help from the council, but we are also

planning more fund-raising events, just in

case! Please support as much as you can.

On Wednesday October 26 th starting at

3.30pm we will enjoy another Fashion Show

at Sensol Golf, sponsored by Glitzy Bitz.

This event was so popular last year that

we had to turn people away, so this year

admission will be by ticket only. Tickets

will be available soon from Glitzy Bitz

and the Friday Book Club, so buy yours

soon, as they are bound to sell out fast.

On November 5th, Bonfi re Night, we

are hoping to host an afternoon in the park;

a recruitment drive in which we invite

everyone to come along and help us to weed

the Memorial Garden to prepare it for

the traditional Service of Remembrance

to be held there on November 11th. We

hope that as many people as possible will

gather in the park at 3.30 on Bonfi re night

to put in an hours work to help our cause,

then stay a little longer to enjoy drinks

and traditional Bonfi re Night snacks,

and discover how good it makes you feel !

Hope to see you there!

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NEWS FLASH

Pride of Spain Awards 2011

At the time of this article going to press, the

winner of the Pride of Spain Awards had not

been announced yet. Nail biting and tension

mounting it has been in the last few weeks

as the votes are cast. Tina Solera, a fi nalist

in the Charity section, is unfazed by it all,

relentlessly continuing her rescue missions

to save abandoned Spanish greyhounds

(Galgos) and Podencos in Murcia. Here’s

wishing you, “Good Luck” from all your friends

and supporters around the World.

Beach Trips for dogs- volunteers urgently

needed

Very often rescued dogs waiting to be rehomed

get bored with their temporary

environment and Tina Solera has devised a

unique way to cheer them up- a day at the

beach! Tina urgently needs volunteers to

make her dream work. These “days-out”

will be organised group activities under the

watchful eye of Galgos Del Sol. Interested?

Contact Tina Solera at tinesolera@hotmail.

co.uk.

Guapita – A

heroine’s story

For those of us

following Guapita’s

recovery and

rehabilitation from

a compound leg

fracture, it is a day

we thought would

never come, but

as they, “A picture tells a thousand words”.

Here is proof that she is fi nally on the road

to recovery.

Here she is enjoying a day at the beach

without a care in the world. Yet it was only

a few months ago, that Guapita began her

incredible journey. She endured several painful

operations and months or rehabilitation,

paid for by Galgos Del Sol. Finally, the day

dawned when she had the pins in her hind legs

removed and given a clean bill of health from

the vets. She is currently waiting re-homing.

Sponsor a dog for only €15!

Here is your chance to do something

incredible and raise money for Galgos Del

Sol. Sponsor a dog for only a one-off payment

of €15 and you will receive some very special

personalised gifts from your sponsored dog.

Great value for money, I say!

Bon Voyage!

We shed a few tears when it came to say

“Bon Voyage” but pride shone through when

we saw how happy you all were in your new

homes abroad. (photo)

Josh, Grace and Tina off to Belgium.

Dogs for adoption

Jose

A rather handsome

boy is waiting for his

new home. Will you

be the one to offer it

to him?

Jose is 2 years-old,

fully vaccinated,

castrated and negative for any known disease.

Friendly and playful.

Ollie

A 2 year old Podenco

boy who is fully

vaccinated, castrated

and is passport ready

for the UK.

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Clive

Clive is an old boy,

waiting for a loving

home to see him

through his years. He

is 9 years old, fully

vaccinated and is

passport ready.

To fi nd out more, please contact Tina Solera

on: tinasolera@hotmail.co.uk or visit: www.

galgosdelsol.es

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COMING SOON AT META

What we’ve all been waiting for! The

Equine Social Club of the year!

META COLTS AND

FILLIES SOCIAL

CLUB.

How do you fancy

squeezing into your

old jods and getting all

hot and sweaty? Why

not join us, the META

team, horses, instructors and helpers?

Julie Jones (BHS Stages 1 and 2, Stable

Management Certifi cate, List 6 Dressage

Judge) and Kim Young (BHS Stage 1,

Spanish Galope 1, Parelli Expert, First Aid

and Orienteering) have come up with a

brilliant idea for horse lovers, mature but

young in spirit, a Social Club that will

involve you in a world of activities that suit

you down to the ground.

META invites you to an open day with Julie

and Kim to discuss your ideas and share in

the creation of a unique social club:

What can we do?

Excursions - (eg. Lorca Fiestas)

Shows - (Show Jumping/Dressage etc)

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Social Events - (BBQ’s/Tapas at other

clubs)

Horsemanship - Hacking in the Mountains/

at the Beach

Join us for a Brainstorming Session on

WEDNESDAY 9 TH NOVEMBER, 10.00am at

META Riding Centre on the Mu 603 road

to El Palmar (just past Los Ventorrillos

about 5 km down from the big roundabout).

For more detailed information look at our

Blog - www.horseridingbymeta.blogspot.

com

Phone 636 172198 or email us meta@

meta.nom.es

The Studio @ The Academy has now moved

to Camposol B Commercial Centre, next to

Camposol Computers. It is now called The

Beauty Palace (see advert on page 85).

The new stylish salon offers a full range of

Hair, Beauty and Inch-loss treatments by fully

qualifi ed therapists and stylists.

The Hair and Beauty Academy is now open

solely for NVQ training and short courses

offering NVQ level 2 and 3 Hairdressing

and Beauty therapy courses. Short courses

include

Backscratchers Nail Extensions, Manicure,

Pedicure, Waxing, Eyelash and Brow

treatments, Hopi Ear Candles, Body Wraps,

Advanced Cutting, Refresher Courses, and

Colour Correction.

We are now also the regional training centre

for the latest MYSCARA – Semi-permanent

mascara.

NVQ Hairdressing Level 2 (day release)

course starting this month.

Call 968971828 for other course dates.

Our aim, with your help, is to aid people with

limited incomes to have stray dogs and cats

which they may have adopted, to be spayed

and castrated. We will also help with your

vets bills where possible, call or email us if

you need help.

To do this we need your donations and would

be grateful for any items such as clothes,

bric-a-brac, furniture and white goods.

You can donate at the shop, Mon to Sat

10.00 till 2.00. (Take the 3 rd on the left after

Barclays Bank on your way into Puerto de

Mazarrón), or call Mamas on 666 186 037

Our collection van is on Camposol B sector

lower car park every Tuesday 10.00- 1.00.

Thanks to your donations in the past year

we were able to assist every applicant with

fi nancial help towards the medical costs for

their animals

Turn Your Unwanted Furniture Into Cash

If you have large items of furniture that are

no longer needed why not try selling them on

our 50/50 scheme.

We will collect the items from your house

(free of charge) and display them in the shop

until sold. You will then receive 50% of the

selling price with the remainder going to the

charity.

Volunteers Needed

Could you help us, can you spare one

morning a week to help in our shop in Puerto

de Mazarrón? We would be grateful for any

help and it would enable us to raise more

money for your pets.

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“Siyasa” sounds like “Cieza” and there is

a good reason for this – it is only a handful

of kilometres from the centre of the modern

town of Cieza in Northwest Murcia. The area

of Siyasa is located on the medieval fortifi ed

Castle Hill (Monte del Castillo), with the río

Segura at its foot. But what is Siyasa? It

is, in fact, a quite remarkable Arab town

which only began to be investigated by

archaeologists in the 1980s. Indeed, some

regard it as one of the best examples of

remains of an urban settlement of its time. It

has provided important information about life

in al-Andalus in the 12 th and 13 th Centuries.

The fi rst reference to Siyasa appears to be

in the 10 th Century, but by the 11 th Century,

it was already suffi ciently well established,

though still a relatively minor settlement, for

the Arab geographer Al-Udri to describe it as

an important staging point on journeys such

as that from Cartagena to Toledo. In the 12 th

and 13 th Century it became a major urban

centre in what is now the region of Murcia,

with approximately 800 houses occupying

terraces on the hillside down to the river

below (there is a difference of over 100

metres in level between the houses at the

top of the slope and those at the bottom).

The town was fortifi ed with the castle on top

of the hill controlling the surrounding area

as well as acting as a refuge for the town’s

population in times of danger. Although in

an important strategic position in the Segura

valley, Siyasa’s livelihood was based on

agriculture using the springs and the river

for irrigation.

Today, Siyasa is an extremely important

archaeological site (about which, more in

a minute) but how did such an important

settlement of perhaps around 4000 people

in the 12 th Century come to be abandoned,

especially when, in 1243, it recognised the

sovereignty of the Castilians when Murcia

was taken by the Christians and it was

allowed to retain its government and way of

life with relatively little change? The reason

can be traced to the major uprising in 1266

of the Arab population of Murcia which was

only put down with some diffi culty. King

Alfonso X of Castile decided that the area

should be repopulated by Christian settlers

to whom various privileges were given. The

Christian resettlers began to arrive in the

area around 1270 and preferred to live on

the fertile plain by the river, although there

is some archaeological evidence (graffi ti,

some coins etc) that some may initially and

temporarily have taken over property in

Siyasa itself. Nevertheless, in June 1272,

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when the King spent two days in Cieza,

repopulation was clearly well underway and

Siyasa had effectively been abandoned by

its mudejar population following the rebellion

and its repression. Clearly, the town had not

appeared attractive to the new settlers. This

is particularly fortunate today as Siyasa

remained as it had been at the time of its

abandonment and without subsequent

modifi cation. The Arab population also left

behind many ornaments and utensils which

have added to the importance of this site as

a mirror of 13 th Century Arab Murcia.

Even the castle, though it continued in

military use for a further 200 years, ended

up being destroyed in 1457 as the result

of a dispute within the powerful Fajardo

family over the governorship of Murcia.

Nevertheless, the new settlement of Cieza

did not have things all its own way until the

fi nal ending of the Moors’ occupation of Spain

with the fall of Granada in 1492. Thus, on

Easter Sunday 1477, King Chico of Granada

penetrated Murcia and attacked Cieza with

a force of about 50,000, slaughtering some

and taking the rest of the population hostage

and removing them to Granada. It was not

until after the fall of Granada, that Cieza

began to emerge again, especially when it

was given the status of a free city in 1494.

But what of Siyasa today after 750 years of

abandonment and oblivion? The settlement

was once walled, with towers, as well as

having the castle overlooking it, and one or

two traces of the walls remain. They appear

in general to have been of relatively poor

quality, though some stronger points have

been found, no doubt in the more vulnerable

areas. There were two principal entrances

through the walls – one in the north below

the castle and the other in the south east,

near the cemetery. One of Siyasa’s unusual

features is that the cemetery is actually

within its walled area. However, it seems that

this may have resulted from the growth of

the town causing the once external cemetery

area to have to be incorporated within its

expanding limits. Paradoxically, it is this area

which suffered the most in the centuries after

Siyasa’s depopulation from treasure hunters

looking for rich grave goods. Unfortunately,

no one told them that it was not the tradition

of the time to inter objects with the dead!

Since the 1980s, a small area of 19 house

remains dated to the 11 th to 13th Centuries

has been carefully excavated and you can

clearly see the house and street plans. Most

streets were narrow and winding and, unlike

some other Arab settlements where the

authorities controlled development, in Siyasa

the streets simply “evolved” as building

occurred. All except the wider principal

roads (there was one between the periphery

and the centre of the town) functioned solely

for the passage of individuals and perhaps

a single beast of burden. The houses were

of the traditional Moorish type, called “house

with a central patio”. The larger houses on

the higher terraces had an elbow shaped

entrance to enhance privacy and the central

patio was open to the air and light, and might

have a small planted area in its middle. There

would be a summer and winter salon with

sleeping area and kitchen, and, on a second

level, a room for the women to be out of

sight when strangers called! A small stabling

area was also quite normal somewhere in the

entrance area – the position of Siyasa would

make the use of beasts of burden necessary

both for personal transport and the supply

of goods. There were no windows on to the

street, which was probably wise as the minor

thoroughfares were very narrow and had

effl uent discharged into them. All the houses

had a toilet in a corner of the patio. While

external decoration was sparse, internally

the houses were richly adorned. Indeed, the

richness and variety of decorative arches,

corbels, fretwork etc in plaster found in

Siyasa has been quite remarkable. However,

as Siyasa grew in the 12 th and early 13 th

Centuries, the newly built houses became

smaller out of necessity.

The overwhelming majority of this impressive

site, however, remains unexcavated – for two

reasons. First, there is the obvious question

of money and resources. Second, the nature

of the construction of the houses (“tapial”)

used much loose material and exposure

to the elements, especially rain, causes

severe erosion without the necessary (and

costly) protection. The excavations are now

protected and visits are sometimes organized

by the Cieza town hall (the tourist offi ce will

be able to advise on this). However, if this is

not possible, there is another way of seeing

something of the splendour that must have

been Siyasa – The Museo Siyasa in the

centre of Cieza, housed in the old Cieza

Casino building, is well worth a visit in its

own right. The museum concentrates on

remains from Siyasa, although it contains

other elements from Cieza’s history. In

particular, it has two full scale reproductions

of houses from Siyasa, including original

arches recovered from them. The internal

decoration is fascinating – one of the houses

relating to the style of the late 12th and

early 13 th Century and the other to the mid

13 th Century. Many utensils, including pots

and glass items are also on display and we

were particularly impressed by one, almost

complete vase.

Article by Clive and Rosie Palmer who have

written several guide books on towns and

regions in Murcia. These can be seen at and

obtained from, www.lulu.com, or contact

clive.palmer5@btinternet.com. Copies of

some of the books may also be available from

Cosas y Cosas, Cehegin and Best Wishes,

Camposol Urbanización.

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Children’s Food

With four grandchildren all under fi ve, I have

recently been reminded how diffi cult it can

be to get children to eat fruit and vegetables.

The hot weather here in Spain doesn’t help

and at a BBQ recently, I noticed that the

children were tucking into a homemade

burger. Mum had cleverly hidden some fi nely

chopped onion and mushrooms and used

egg to bind the mince, so in actual fact the

children were eating very healthily. I decide

to visit some of my old recipes and see how

they could be adapted to encourage children

to eat them. One of my grandsons loves

sausage and cheese so I tried the sausage

and potato layer and it was a great success.

Equally, my granddaughter loves rice, but is

not very keen on egg, so we tried the egg

fried rice recipe and she wolfed it down. Of

coursed all children love chocolate, but can

be a great way to get fresh fruit down them

when it’s dipped in the chocolate.

Buen Apetito

Sausage Potato Layer

40g butter

1 clove garlic

700g potatoes

2 large red potatoes

Salt and black pepper

100g chorizo sausage

1 onion

75g cheddar cheese

140ml single cream

Butter suitable dish and peel and thinly slice

the potatoes, sausage and onion. Take pips out

of peppers and slice. Layer half the potatoes

in dish and season. Sprinkle peppers, onions

and sausage and then top with the remaining

potatoes slices. Pour over the cream and

sprinkle with cheese. Bake in oven 180º for 1

hour or until potatoes are tender.

Pizza

I pizza base

I onion

I clove of garlic

6 tbsp tomato puree

1 tin plum tomatoes

300g mozzarella

Oregano and thyme

Peel and slice onions and garlic and fry in olive

oil until soft. Add tomato puree and canned

tomatoes, then oregano and thyme. Simmer

for 20 minutes until mixture thickens. Spread

mixture over pizza base and sprinkle with

cheese. Bake for 25 minutes or until crispy.

Egg Fried Rice

225g long grained rice

1 clove garlic

2 eggs

2 tbsp sunfl ower oil

2 tbsp light soy sauce

Cook the rice in a large saucepan of boiling

salted water for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse with

boiling water, then drain again and set aside.

Beat the eggs and set aside. Heat oil in a nonstick

wok or large frying pan. Crush garlic and

stir-fry for 1 minute, add rice and cook for a

further minute. Pour in eggs and stir fry for

about 2 minutes or until eggs are almost set.

Add Soy sauce to taste and salt and pepper.

Serve while hot.

Tomato Omelette

Whisk eggs until broken down but not too

fl uffy. Season with salt and pepper. Place pan

on a gentle heat and add butter and when

melted add eggs. Stir gently with a fork or

wooden spatula. Skin and chop tomatoes

and fry in a little oil with onion (optional) and

rosemary and garlic until soft. Add into centre

of omelette and fold over. Serve immediately.

Chocolate Fruit

Fresh fruit like bananas, oranges, grapes,

strawberries etc.

150g Chocolate

A packet of cocktail sticks

Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a

saucepan of boiling water, stirring. When

the chocolate is runny, without lumps, take

a piece of fruit and put a cocktail stick into

the top. Dip it into the chocolate and coat all

over. Place on a kitchen towel and allow to

set. Decorating with hundreds and thousand

- can be done with the chocolate is still wet.

Any fruit can work so why not try some more

unusual ones?

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Interview

with Dick

Handscombe

re new book

Q.

Hullo Dick it’s

nice to chat

for a change

rather than

just receiving

and posting your monthly articles, which

by the way are always well received by our

readers. I gather that you have now written

something special for our readers in the

form of another book.

A.

Likewise I appreciate the chance to chat.

Thanks for the opportunity, especially as my

new book will be out by the middle of the

month. The title is ‘Living Well from Our

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Mediterranean Garden’.

Q.

That sounds interesting, but I note that this

is written by yourself and not jointly with

Clodagh this time.

A.

There is a simple reason for that. One

theme of the book is how important the

development of our holistic and ecological

garden and the self suffi ciency achieved from

it has been to me in recovering emotionally

and physically from two cancer operations

back in 1993 by natural means. Also the

story starts nearly ten years before I fi rst

met Clodagh and I had written seven nongardening

books before meeting Clodagh.

Since then it had been fun to write seven

gardening books together.

Q.

So what is ‘Living Well from our Garden

in Spain’ and how did it begin?

A.

We had thoughts about a book along these

lines for some time and especially after we

gave a well received talk on the topic to a

U3A conference on retirement health and

another talk on Spiritual Gardens to a social

society. Further, for a number of years we

have had a blog titled ‘Health from your

Garden’ on the important ‘What Doctors

Don’t Tell You’ site www.wddty.com.

In a nut shell the book explores how one’s

garden can be of immense help to one’s

overall wellness which is defi ned in the

book as comprising one’s spiritual, mental,

physical, gastronomic and economic

wellness. It gives guidance on the overall

development of a beautiful benefi cial

garden, how the traditional Mediterranean

diet is a good start point for wellness, what

can be grown in a garden that is benefi cial

nutritionally and for other reasons, and

the possibilities of moving from a focus

on gluttonous fast food eating to real

gastronomy from one’s own garden.

Q.

That sounds interestingly and timely. Is it

another big book and who is publishing it?

A.

In fact it is perhaps best called a booklet. It

is only 40 pages, but with the font size a very

dense, fact fi lled book.. It is a very natural

follow on to ‘Your Garden in Spain’,

‘Apartment Gardening Mediterranean

Style’, ‘Growing Healthy Fruit in Spain’

and ‘Growing Healthy Vegetables in

Spain’. These four books were published by

Santana Books.

The new book is self published with the

help of the marketing/design executive of

a printing company who is also interested

in achieving overall wellness for his family.

The reasons are threefold:

I needed the book printed fast to support

several talks in the autumn.

I wanted to keep the costs and price down

– it will be only 3.90€

I also wanted to keep the postage rates

down for those who buy direct.

I did look at the possibility of an EBook, but

there are a number of tables of information

in the new book that are impossible to

present intelligently in an eBook format.

Q.

How can it be purchased?

A.

Short term, the easiest way is to send your

name an d address and a payment of 5€

to Clodagh Brown, PO 572, Correos, 03730

Javea , Alicante. By the end of September

we hope that you can purchase by Paypal

via www.gardeninginspain.com. Also we

hope to give more talks on the topic up and

down Spain to gardening and social clubs

and cancer support charities where copies

will be available. Lastly we expect that

several bookshops including Bookworld will

stock it.

Naturally we will rush you a copy as soon as

we have some from the printers. Hopefully

you will be able to do a book review next

month.

Q.

No problem

with that.

Well Dick,

thanks for

updating

us on your

w r i t i n g

activities.

Will this

be the last

book?

A.

Probably not,

as writing is I

understand,

(75 next

birthday!), a good way of keeping

Alzheimer’s away.

(c) Dick Handscombe.

www.gardeninginspain.com

September 2011.

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Every Mon Wellbeing Clinic with Calida Caring

Agency

Jane’s Salon, Bolnuevo

Watch Your Weight Club, 2€ to MABS

Jane’s Salon, Bolnuevo, 10.30am

Slimming Club

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, 11.00am

Zumba with Mark

Alley Palais, Camposol B, 11.00-12.00pm

Andrea’s Animal Rescue, Collection for

Shop

Car Park, Camposol B, 11.30-1.30pm

GO mad Available for Donations

Cultural Centre, Camposol B

Costa Calida Radio (Pto), 3.00-5.00pm

Music Quiz with John

Trevi Bar, Camposol B, 9.00pm

Every Tue Pensionista Day 1€ discount

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A,

MAMAS Collection /Book Stall

10.00-1.00pm

Camposol B Car Park, opposite the garage,

“Pick/Try/Choose/Buy/Donate”

MABS Murcia NE

Apts Maruja, Baños de Fortuna,

10.30-12.00pm

Dance Fitness to Music with Annette

Hotel Sensol, Camposol C, 11.00am

Bingo

Trevi Bar, Camposol B, 2.00pm

Fish and Chips

The Arches, Los Alcázares, from 6.00pm

Fun Quiz Night with Eddie B

Market Tavern, Pto de Mazarrón, 7.30pm

Karaoke @

The Arches, Los Alcázares

Every Wed Bridge, New Players Welcome

Trevi Bar, Camposol B, 9.45am

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Age Concern booking events etc

Cultural Centre, Camposol B, 10.00-12.00pm

Zumba with Mark

Alley Palais, Camposol B, 11.00-12.00pm

Zumba with Louise

Hotel Sensol, Camposol C, 11.30-12.25pm

Creative Writing Group with Annette

Camposol, 2.00-3.30pm

Fish and Chip Night, 6.50€

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, 6.00-9.00pm

Quiz Night with Costa Cálida Radio

DJ Mark the Spark

Hacienda del Álamo Clubhouse, 8pm

Steak Night (3 courses)

Don Ricardo’s, Pto de Mazarrón, 15€

Quiz with Nigel

Trevi Bar, Camposol B, 8.30pm

Mens’ Darts In the Evening

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A

Disco @

Alley Palais, Camposol B, 9.00pm-3.00am

Every Thu Camposol Market

Camposol A

“Pick/Try/Choose/Buy/Donate”

MABS Murcia NE

Apts Maruja, Baños de Fortuna,

10.30-12.00pm

Slimming Club

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, 11.00am

Zumba with Louise

Hotel Sensol, Camposol C, 11.30-12.25pm

“Latin Beats” with Annette

Trevi Bar, Camposol B, 11.30-12.30pm

Andrea’s Animal Rescue Collection Point

Mazarrón Country Club Bar,

11.30-1.00pm

Zumba with Louise

Cultural Centre, Camposol B,

6.00-6.55pm

Beginners Salsa with Louise

Cultural Centre, Camposol B,

7.30-8.30pm

Karaoke with Bernie Mac @

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, 9.00pm

Ladies’ Darts in the evening

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A

Evening Special Menu 8pm - 20€

Buen Descanso, Tallante

Fresh Fish Night, 3 courses

Don Ricardo’s, Pto de Mazarrón, 10€

Curry Night

Market Tavern, Pto de Mazarrón, 10€

Barbeque Night

Hacienda del Álamo Golf Clubhouse

Lenny Mitchell @

The Priory, El Galan

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Every Fri Bridge, New Players Welcome

Trevi Bar, Camposol B, 9.45am

Book Sale and Bric a Brac. Noah´s ARC

Camposol B, 10.00-2.00pm

Book Stall. Camposol A Gardening Group

Car Park Camposol A. 10.30-12.30pm

Lions Bahia Mazarrón booking events etc

Outside Kennelly’s, Camposol B,

11.00-1.00pm

Age Concern booking events etc

Outside Trevi Bar, Camposol B,

11.00-1.00pm

GoMad Available for Donations

Cultural Centre, Camposol B

Costa Calida Radio (Pto), 12.30-2.00pm

Mark Phoenix Hypnotheraphy @

Dental Care, Camposol B

Fish and Chips from 6.00pm

The Arches, Los Alcazares,

Fish & Chips 5€

The New Royal, Pto de Mazarrón

Silly Steak Nights €14.95

La Vista, Los Alcazares

Fish & Chips & Live Music @

Hacienda del Álamo Clubhouse, 12€

Evening Special Menu 8pm - 20€

Buen Descanso, Tallante

Fresh Fish Night €10

Don Ricardo’s, Pto de Mazarrón, 10€

Bingo

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, 7.30pm

Disco @

Alley Palais, Camposol B, 9.00pm-3.00am

Every Sat Book Sale with MABS Murcia Mar Menor

Outside The Arches Bar, 10.00-1.00pm

(weather permitting)

Karaoke/Disco with Bernie Mac @

Trevi Bar, Camposol B. 9.00pm–late

Lenny Mitchell @

Manga Norte Restaurante, La Manga

Saturday Special €20

Don Ricardo’s, Pto de Mazarrón, 10€

Evening Special Menu 8pm - 20€

Buen Descanso, Tallante

Every Sun Car Boot Sale, 8.30am

Cañadas del Romero Social Centre,

Car Boot Sale, 9.00-2.00pm

El Romero, Cuevas de Reyllo,

Help MMM Car Boot

Autocine, Los Narejos

Sunday Lunch

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, from 4.50€

Sunday lunch & Music @

Hacienda del Álamo Clubhouse

3 course Sunday Roast (lunch & evening)

Don Ricardo’s, Pto de Mazarrón, 10€

4 course Sunday Roast

Hotel Mariposa, Gebas, 15€

3 course Sunday Carvery

The Yachtsman, Pto de San Pedro

Classic Sunday Dinner

Market Tavern, Pto de Mazarrón

3 course Sunday roast

La Vista, Los Alcázares, 14.95€

Karaoke/Disco with Bernie Mac @

Trevi Bar, Camposol B, From 7.00pm

Fun Bingo

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, 8.30pm

Quiz and Games Night

The Arches, Los Alcazares

OCTOBER

Saturday 1

“Welcome” Meeting

Mariano´s, Camposol A, 2.00pm

CAFE Concert 5 €5

Hotel Bahia, Pto Mazarrón,

from 4pm – 12.00am

Entertainment (artist tbc) @

Las Torres, Pto de Mazarrón

Speed Dating

The Arches, Los Alcázares

Revue of Songs/Sketches/Poems by

Cloud Nine Drama

La Molata Social Centre, Nr Camposol, 8.00pm

Art Exhibition in Mazarron (until 7

October)

Casas Consistoriales, Plaza del

Ayuntamiento,

Sunday 2 “El Zacatín” Artisan Market

Bullas

Mazarrón FC v El Palmar CF

Monday 3 Sew’n’Sos Sewing Group/

MABS Murcia NE

Urb Las Kalendas, Fortuna, 2.00pm

Tuesday 4 World Animal Day

Volunteers Meeting for HAH

Las Claras, 11.00am

Auction with MABS Murcia NE

Bobs Bar, Carretera Pinoso, Fortuna, 2.00pm

Friends & Buddies Evening

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, 8.00pm

Crib Night with Welcome

Mariano’s, Camposol A, 7.30pm, 1€

Free Knitting Club 11am

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A

Cálida Caring Agency @

Dental Care, Camposol B

Wednesday 5 Ladies Fair, handbags/shoes/clothes etc

Jane’s Salon, Bolnuevo, 11.00-3.00pm

Open Day From 11.00am

Camping Pueblo San Javier

Petanca with “Welcome”

Mariano’s , Camposol A, 1.00pm

Line Dancing

The Arches, Los Alcázares

Lions Meeting

Cultural Centre, Camposol B, 5.00pm

Thursday 6 Fiestas Patronales

Santomera

Friday 7 World Smile Day

Fiestas Patronales

Torre Pacheco

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Feria y Fiestas Patronales

Alhama de Murcia

Virgen del Rosario

Bullas

Ntra Sra del Rosario

La Unión, Lorca, Fuente Librilla & Puerto

Lumbreras

Lenny Mitchell @

The New Royal, Pto Mazarron

Outdoor Market Stall with MABS

Calle Segura, Calasparra, 9.00-1.00pm

Calida Country Music Club Night

(CAFÉ)

La Molata, Cañadas de Alhama, 8.00pm

Saturday 8 Walk with Warm warm2005@gmail.com

Outdoor Market/clothing/jewellery/

shoes

Las Torres, Pto de Mazarrón,

11.00-4.00pm

Entertainment tbc @

The New Royal, Pto de Mazarron

Entertainment (artist tbc) @

Las Torres, Pto de Mazarrón, 9.30pm

Lenny Mitchell @

Manga Norte Restaurante, La Manga

Tony Lincoln @

The Arches, Los Alcázares

Shirelle @

Hotel Mariposa, Gebas

Sunday 9 CF Huercal-Overa v Mazarrón FC

Family Fun Day/Dog Show/Market 10am

Helping Hands (see page 93)

Tuesday 11 Book & Jigsaw Swap with Welcome

Avda de los Cavachos, Camposol B, 10.00am

Sheer Fantasy @

Hacienda del Álamo Golf Clubhouse

Wednesday 12 World Arthritis Day

BBQ on the Beach with PALS

Bolnuevo, 13€ inc food and drink

Fortuna Ladies’ Luncheon Club/

MABS Murcia NE

Las Palmeras Restaurant, Baños de Fortuna,

1.00pm

Offi cial Opening Wellspring Church 4pm

Calle Madrid, Puerto de Mazarrón

Thursday 13 Fiestas de Octubre

Los Alcázares

Friday 14 Indoor Market with fashion/bling/DVD’s

Alley Palais, Camposol B

Justin Sane (Adult Night) @

The Arches, Los Alcázares

Zoe Barnes @

The New Royal, Pto de Mazarrón

Saturday 15 Entertainment (artist tbc) @

Las Torres, Pto de Mazarrón, 9.30pm

Andy McBride (Rod Stewart) @

The New Royal, Pto de Mazarrón

Lenny Mitchell @

Manga Norte Restaurante, La Manga

Open Day at Beauty Palace

Camposol B

Sunday 16 Mazarrón FC v Jumilla CD

Monday 17 Energy Saving Week (until 23 October)

Benidorm Trip with Welcome (2 nights)

Excursion to bodega/market/Valor Chocolate

Factory

Sew’n’Sos Sewing Group/

MABS Murcia NE

Urb Las Kalendas, Fortuna, 2.00pm

Tuesday 18 Ladies’ Lunch - MABS Mázarron

Diamantes Restaurant, El Mojon

Friends & Buddies Evening

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, 8.00pm

Race Night with “Fiestas Camposol 2012”

Trevi Bar, Camposol B, 5€

Thursday 20 Fresh Crab Night €20

Don Ricardo’s, Pto de Mazarrón

Friday 21 Trafalgar Day

Outdoor Market Stall with MABS

Calle Segura, Calasparra, 9.00-1.00pm

4 Night Cruise with PALS

Malaga/Algarve/Lisbonde/Tangiers

Christine @

New Royal, Pto de Mazarrón

Rock n Roll Night feat Jimmy Mac/Age

Concern

Mariano’s, Camposol A, 7.30pm, 5€,

supper €5

Saturday 22 Cloud 9 @

The Arches, Los Alcázares

Red Strokes @

Las Torres, Pto de Mazarrón, 9.30pm

Lenny Mitchell @

Manga Norte Restaurante, La Manga

Barrington @

The New Royal, Pto de Mazarrón

Sunday 23 MABS Race for Life

Camposol B, 10.00am

SC Aguileno v Mazarrón FC

Monday 24 United Nations Day

Tuesday 25 Book & Jigsaw Swap with Welcome

Avda de los Cavachos, Camposol B, 10.00am

MABS Mazarrón Meeting

Trevi Bar, Camposol B, 11.30am

Friends & Buddies Evening

Cat’s Bar, Camposol A, 8.00pm

Wednesday 26 Diwali (Hindi New Year)

MABS Murcia NE Meeting

La Carcelera, Urb Las Kalendas, Fortuna,

11.30am

“Welcome” Dance/Ricky Lavazza &

Laura Elen

Mariano’s, Camposol A, 9€, food optional

Fashion Show @ Sensol Golf by Glitz Bitz

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3.30pm

Camposol A Clean-up

Friday 28 Indoor Market with fashion/bling/DVD’s

Alley Palais, Camposol B

Booksale with MABS Mazarrón

Outside of Trevi Bar, Camposol B,

9.00-1.00pm

Table Top Sale with GO mad

Camposol B, 10.00-2.00pm

Walk with NEST with optional meal

Meet 10.30am El Berro Car Park, Sierra

Espuña

John Sloman @

The New Royal, Pto de Mazarrón

Murder Mystery Night with MABS Murcia

Las Claras, Los Narejos, 6.30pm €12.50

Cálida Country Music Club Night/Dave

Sheriff

La Molata, Cañadas de Alhama, 8.00pm

Saturday 29 Christmas Fayre with F.A.S.T.

Mariano’s, Camposol A, 11.00-4.00pm

Halloween Party @

Alley Palais, Camposol B

Lenny Mitchell @

Bar Imanyo, Daya Nueve

Martin Ross @

Las Torres, Pto de Mazarrón, 9.30pm

Suzy G @

The New Royal, Pto de Mazarrón

Halloween show

Meta, El Palmar

Sunday 30 Artisan Market

Plaza del Castillo, Cehegin, 10.00-3.00pm

Monday 31 Halloween

Halloween Party @

The Arches, Los Alcázares

Halloween Party @

The Steak Out, Camposol. From 7.30pm

Halloween Party @

Hotel Mariposa, Gebas

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 2 Petanca with “Welcome”

Mariano’s , Camposol A, 1.00pm

Friday 4 Cálida Country Music Club Night

(CAFÉ)

La Molata, Cañadas de Alhama, 8.00pm

Saturday 5 Bonfi re Night

Shaky Ground @

Las Torres, Pto de Mazarrón, 9.30pm

Clean-up Party in Memorial Garden

Camposol A Clean-up

5/6th Dog Show

IFEP Torre Pacheco

Colour coding guide:

Entertainment and special menu nights are Red

Markets,exhibitions,leisure,activities and meetings are

purple

Charity and non profi t making organisations are green

National events are orange

Fiestas are pink

Important dates are blue

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Despite a disappointing start to Mazarrón

FC’s season which saw all the fi rst three

games end in defeat, the supporters’ club,

Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC continues to

thrive.

Membership of Los Amigos de Mazarrón

FC costs just €10 per year and runs from 1 st

August. Forms are available at the weekly

meetings held at the Trevi Bar, Camposol,

every Thursday at 4 pm. Coaches are

organised to transport members to away

games at a cost of just €7 return and can be

purchased at our weekly meetings.

Weekly meetings are open to everyone with

the exception of the Monthly Business

Meeting which is normally held on the last

Thursday in each month. Why not come along

and join us for a drink and chat and to listen to

what is happening at your local Football Club?

You can also take part in our popular Key in

the Box Competition with the chance to win

a large cash prize for just €1.

Former Wimbledon, Watford, Sheffi eld United,

Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Leicester

City Manager, Dave Bassett, has accepted

an invitation to become an Honorary Life

Member of Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC.

Dave was the speaker at our inaugural Gala

Evening and Dinner in February 2010 and

has supported us superbly over the last few

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years by donating prizes for our raffl es and

auctions.

Our 3 rd Annual Gala Evening and Dinner,

jointly sponsored by New Images, the No. 1

Unisex Hair & Beauty Salon and Nail Bar of

Centro Commercial, Sector B, Camposol, and

Ibex Insurance of C.C. Upper Local 2, Avda

Doctor Mesa S/N, Puerto de Mazarrón, is

being held at the Hotel La Cumbre, Puerto de

Mazarrón on Wednesday 8 th February 2012.

Former Nottingham Forest, Leeds, Everton,

Chelsea and Blackburn striker Duncan

McKenzie is the guest speaker.

Although all VIP tickets have been sold there

are still some general tickets for the Dinner

remaining. These cost €40 and include a four

course dinner with local beer, wine and soft

drinks included during the serving of dinner.

To reserve your tickets please ring Andy on

634 040 990, Dave on 600 631 956, email

us at losamigosdemazarronfc@hotmail.co.uk

or call at the Trevi Bar between 3 pm and

3.45 pm any Thursday prior to our weekly

meetings.

Mazarrón FC games are normally played

on a Sunday with varying kick-off times.

Full details of all games, home and away,

are normally announced on the Tuesday

before the weekend in which the game is to

be played and are displayed on posters at

various points on Sectors A & B on Camposol,

announced on Costa Cálida International

Radio and also given on our new website

www.losamigosdemazarron.es

Provisional fi xtures for October are:-

2 nd October

El Palmar CF (HOME)

9 th October

CF Huercal-Overa (AWAY)

16 th October

Jumilla CD (HOME)

23 rd October

SC Aguileno (AWAY)

30 th October

No game scheduled

Admission to home games is just €5.

For all information about Los Amigos de

Mazarrón FC and Mazarrón Football Club

visit our website www.losamigosdemazarron.

es or for specifi c enquiries email

losamigosdemazarronfc@hotmail.co.uk

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We’ve been to Benidorm on a number of

occasions but on August 20 th this was a trip of

a different nature. This time it was to watch

the fi rst stage of the “Vuelta de Espana”

(professional and world renowned cycle race).

1 st Stage

The Team Time Trial took place in this Tourist

Town with a very hard twisting route through

the narrow streets and seafront. The British

Rider Mark Cavendish of Team HTC

Highroad was in all sorts of trouble after his

green jersey win at the Tour de France and

was well behind his eight other team mates.

It was clear he should be in his sick bed,

but bravely carried on for the next 3 stages

before having to retire from the race. Team

Sky (mainly made up of UK riders) didn’t

have much luck either as 3 of their riders

came down on a narrow cobbled section and

although not picking up major injuries, lost

40 seconds to the other team (this would

be a major factor 3 weeks later). Jakob

Fuglsang from team Leopard Trek took the

lead on this stage.

2 nd Stage

After our overnight stay in a great hotel

500mts from the fi nish line, we did a bit of

sightseeing and then set off to watch the

next stage in Santa Pola near the “feed

station”. A fl at stage, one of only three in this

year’s “Vuelta”, with the win going to Sky

Procyclings Chris Sutton.

Stage 3

This stage (Petrer to Totana). As I predicted,

this stage had a sting in the tail due to the

2 short climbs around the Espuña. The fi rst

shock to the riders was the 3 rd category “El

Berro” climb. Very short, only 4k in length,

but steep (13%) in places. After a fast

dangerous descent into Alhama de Murcia,

a 15k fl at section passed through the fi nish,

then started the climb to La Santa, not going

straight up the main road to the Monastery,

but the back road. This is not used often by

cyclists (for training or touring) as it’s 8k long

with an average percentage gradient of 13%.

The race started on this climb in 3 groups.

It was at this climb we decided to park

ourselves, our large table (as we had rather a

large amount of food with us to keep us going

during the 4 hour wait) and very comfortable

chairs! It was a fantastic spot at the side of

the road by the canal intersection, so when

the race passed,

we then had an

easy drive to the

main La Santa

road to wait for

the race to start

its descent in to

Totana. With the

temperatures

in the high 30’s

we had a good

deal of shade

under a large

tree to see the

race come up the

mountain. By this

stage, the race

had disintegrated in to 8 groups due to the

severity of the steep climb. Pablo Lastras

from Movistar won this stage with a group of

4 other riders a little way behind.

After the three weeks of racing, the Spanish

rider Cobo from Team Geox took the fi nal

win, with 2 British riders coming into 2 nd and

3 rd places; Chris Froome (2 nd but only 13

seconds behind the winner) and Bradley

Wiggins (3 rd place at 1 minute and 39

seconds behind). However, if they hadn’t lost

the 40 seconds on the fi rst stage Team Time

Trial, there could well have been a British

winner for the fi rst time ever in a Grand Tour!!

The Spanish also did us proud with 3 of their

riders in the top 10 overall placings. We’ll

wait with bated breath for next year.

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Tuesday 30 th August saw the 8 th Event in the

2011 Costa Calida Golf Challenge. La

Manga was the venue and all 32 players lined

up to tackle the famous South Course. Conditions

were great with a slight cooling breeze

which was very welcome. Many thanks to Pedro

and his team at La Manga for making this

all possible and we will be returning at some

point during 2012.

The discounted green fees and buggies were

all arranged by Costa Calida Golf Tours (www.

ccgt.co.uk), and the other two main sponsors

were The Great Golf Company and Caja Rural

Regional

The results:

Winner

Shona Callow (13 handicap) 37 Points

Longest Drive – Ladies

Paula Jones

Longest Drive – Men

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N/P in 1 shot

Dave Storey

N/P in 2 shots

Paula Jones

N/P in 3 shots

Shona Callow

We had 7 winners of the two’s pot - Shona

Callow , Ruth Harrison , Rab Duncan , Dave

Storey x 2 & Richie Heaton x 2

Andy Walsh on 650 718 172 or email andy@

ccgt.co.uk

Control your approach

shots by David Gay PGA

Professional

Do you wish you could

pitch your iron shots close

to the pin, every time?

The secret is to play a little

knockdown shot, says

David Gay

It’s amazing how many times I see amateur

golfers rush their approach shots. These shots

may seem easy compared to longer shots, but

they require a great deal of skill.

Rush the shot and you’ll probably miss the

green from an easy position in the fairway.

The fi rst mistake most golfers make is to try to

hit too little club and force the ball all the way

to the pin. This often causes a miss hit or a high

trajectory that lacks control.

Try playing more ‘knockdown’ shots in the

greens. Take one more club than you think you

need and grip down a little to shorten the shaft

length for extra control.

This will give you a lower more controlled ball

fl ight.

The second important

lesson is to learn is to

use a shorter swing.

Club head control is

vital to gain accuracy;

by making a threequarter

swing you’ll be

able to keep the club

head square to the

target and keep your

shots straighter. The

fi nal adjustment to be

made is to place the

ball in the middle of your stance. This will help

you to hit down on the back of the ball, giving

a better strike, plus increasing the back spin to

help you shot on the putting surface.

Ball back, hands forward

For a lower, controlled

ball fl ight, position the

ball at set up in the

middle of your stance

and make sure your

hands are ahead of

the ball (as shown).

This will make your

shoulders more level

to the ground, rather

than tilted. During the

swing, keep the centre

of your chest over the

centre of the ball.

Controlled backswing and follow through

The key to playing this shot well is to keep

your swing under control. That means making

a shorter back swing- no longer than three

quarters the length of your normal swing,

do the same shorter swing with your follow

through and you will be able to master the

knockdown shot. With this knockdown shot,

your swing will feel nice and compact and will

produce a crisp strike at impact.

For more information on lessons you

can NOW fi nd David at Roda Golf

Academy or contact on 6700 83939 email

davidgaypga@mac.com

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A great green fee of €24 including buggy

was too good to miss as a large contingent

from The Old Guard returned to La Tercia

Golf Resort for its August competition.

Left to right – Derek Hayward, Dave Barrett,

Gavin Elbourne and Phil Carter on the fi rst tee

La Tercia is a tricky nine hole course and

playing it twice doesn’t make it much easier.

The reeds had grown very high in the lakes

and picking out fairways and greens on

three of the holes was a worry unless you

had the benefi t of local knowledge. This

was a minor problem however and the rest

of the course was in very good condition

considering it was the height of the dry

season.The day was very hot and humid

and certainly took its toll on some of the

less slender of the competitors.

New member, Bob Rowe was the Overall

and Division One Winner returning

a Stapleford score of 29 points. (Sorry

Bob, no trophy for you this time [three

competitions minimum rule], but we hope

you enjoy the wine). Runner-Up and

Division Two Winner was Phil Carter

with 28 points. (The practice in America

has really paid off!). An overjoyed and

emotional Dave May received his engraved

tankard for fi nishing with 24 points as

Division Three Winner. Darrell Webster

was presented with the much sought after

‘Plonker Trophy’ for fi nishing at the

opposite end of the leader board.

Other awards: ‘Nearest the Pin’ at hole

4 Dave Barrett (0.4 metres from the pin!).

‘Nearest the Pin 2 nd shot’ at hole 15

Martin Hill. ‘Twos’- Howard Wright, Dave

Barrett and Ian Murphy. Best Guest - Paul

Knight (31 points).

On a sad note, the society said its goodbyes

to Treasurer Ian Adams. Ian has been an

elected offi cer of Fuente Old Guard for

over three years. During this time he has

done a great job looking after the society’s

fi nances, but is now returning to England

with his wife Tina. We all wish you both

well.

Many thanks to Manager Nigel for his

help and providing the prizes of vouchers

for eighteen holes of golf and Jose in the

restaurant for the food, wine and service.

Another great golfi ng day out in sunny

Spain.

Bob (the shorts) Rowe collects his ‘Overall

Winner’s wine from Vice-Captain Barry Martin

If anyone is interested in joining Fuente

Old Guard Golf Society or just wants to

fi nd out more about us (Lady members

welcomed) please contact the Secretary

Bob Daffon Tel: 968598540 or email

chrisandbobinspain@hotmail.com

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FOR SALE

Zanussi condenser dryer as new 350€ ono.

Can be seen on Camposol Sector D.

Tel 629541939 or 616729690

Samsung N145 Netbook, brand new.

Operating system loaded complete with

camera for Skype. Price €185. Petrol

strimmer in excellent condition, €70.

Oceanic semi-dry suit, 2 pieces with hood,

sm ladies size. Exc cond €50

Tel:689568069 (Cehegin)

Frister+Rossmann Epochlock 055D

Overlocker with 4 Draw Wooden

Sewing Cabinet. Very little use.

Manual in English. €250 No Offers

Tel 634346965 Mazarrón

LINE 6 SPIDER 50w Amp. programmable,

Dist, FX rev, delay etc. exc cond..v.loud.

130€

Tel: 600233456 (Cehegin)

2 Loko Kayaks with paddles. 260€ ono.

Tel 638138362

White porcelain basin and pedestal/chrome

mixer taps. Exc cond 40€. Matching bidet

with chrome mixer taps. 10€.

Tel 966260700/680588377.

Electro acoustic guitar, small bodied,

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120€. Acoustic guitar, Steel strung. Gig

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Goodyear Wrangler 215/75 R15 tyre.

Brand new,unused. Buyer collects. Brand

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up to 16” tv,max weight 30kgs10€. Ships

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Review, all in mint cond.1€ each/12 for

10€.

Tel 634325427 Camposol

Car Seat 0-4 years gd cond 20€ ono.

Car Seat/Carrier 0-6 months 10€ ono.

Lg Travel Cot & Mattress. Gd Cond 25€.

Booster Seat 5€

Tel: 672920349 Mazarrón

Portable Gas Fire, regulator & gas bottle.

50€ ono.

Tel: 672920349 Mazarrón

Sky+HD Digital Recorder.

Brand New, still boxed. 95€

Tel. 968599015

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Writing this in mid September the weather

is getting cooler, the days shorter and

autumn approaches. Matt and I are soon

off to Worcester to collect his Mum and have

a week’s holiday in Wales. Mum Monk is

coming back with us, so that leaves Sister

Bobbie at home alone, house and animal

sitting. Thanks to all of you who asked about

our lost dog Freckles, but unfortunately he

has not returned home – still some hope,

but it gets less likely that we will see him

again as each day passes. The pond is

looking as though winter is here with most

of the plant life dying away. Does anyone

know if the turtles we adopted and have

seen the summer through will survive the

winter in the pond? It’s quite deep, but we

don’t know if the temperatures outside are

to low, although when we were in Madrid at

the Parque Buen Retiro the lake was full of

them and we are sure they don’t collect all

those ones up each winter!

TV News

We are getting lots of calls about two

subjects which none of us really need worry

about:

Firstly, people seeing all the ads about UK

going fully digital this autumn ask, should

we in Spain be doing anything to keep the

UK viewing? The answer is NO. We are all

already digital – if you view with SKY or

FREESAT there is nothing you need do.

Secondly, many of you are asking if anything

needs to be done about HD (high defi nition)

viewing as all the channels seem to be going

HD. Again the answer is NO. If you want

to view in HD then you will need an HDready

TV and an HD digibox, but it is not

necessary. There are no current plans to

switch off SD (standard defi nition), so again

just sit back and watch. If you do watch with

a SKY subscription and go HD by getting

a new TV and digibox, be aware that SKY

charges an additional 10 pounds per month

for the HD channels – FREESAT HD is

FREE!

We did not get any answers to last month’s

question about using FREESAT HD boxes

for BBCiplayer. We need to disguise the

Ethernet sockets on a router as if you are

in UK. We know we can view it through

a computer, but does anyone know how,

through a FREESAT box plugged into a

router? BBC see us in Spain and will not

allow access – would be great to use iplayer

direct to TV???

SKY seems to have settled all their channel

changes and channel numbering at last.

Channels have been renamed and moved

to new locations, but it now seems to have

settled. It’s OK for you young ‘tecy’ people,

but the older ones of us get used to things

where they are and change is confusing

– it’s like when the supermarket change

layout and I can never fi nd a thing! Anyway

for all the changes most of the actual SKY

output seems much as before! Any of you

on FREESAT and either missing the SKY

you had in the UK or wanting more choice of

channels including SPORT? We can provide

SKY contract cards for viewing. It costs a

bit to get one and the subscription is the

same as it would be in UK. Contact us for

details.

We have recently had a couple of requests

for new installations from people who have

just purchased houses down here in Murcia

and on-site visiting have found it impossible

to locate the big dishes required for UK TV

viewing – disappointed clients. Remember

we will always site survey a property BEFORE

you make the fi nal move to buy – worth it if

UK TV is going to be important to you. How

many times have we heard “Oh we haven’t

come to Spain to watch TV”! Most of those

have not lived here a winter when it can be

cold with long dark evenings.

If any of you have any questions you would

like answered about TV viewing in Spain,

email us and we can answer in the following

months newsletter if it’s a general enquiry –

we will always email an answer back anyway.

Article sponsored by RAINBOW

SATELITTES – the company for all your TV

needs in the Murcia region.

Contact Alan or Matt for free friendly advise

– email rainbowsats@gmail.com or phone

(0034) 686 358 475. Our website www.

rainbowsats.org has some good basic info

about viewing TV in Spain.

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September quiz answers

1. Where would you fi nd Four Seasons,

Stamina, Lexus, and Love Tub together?

Euro Spas

2. Who offers both home care and

hospital care?

Calida caring agency

3. Where would you fi nd both antiageing

clinic and Fuschia Beauty Clinic?

At the Salon

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4 What do Rosie’s Toesies offer you?

Mobile foot care and pedicure service

5. What do ASSSA insurance

specialize in?

Health insurance

6. Where would you fi nd Restaurant

Yachtsman?

Puerto de San Pedro

7. What would you fi nd at Calle De La

Ensenada , La Puebla (on F35)?

Mariachis

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8. When was St Teresa of Avila,

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9. What does Lenny Mitchell and his

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Take a trip back to 60’s and 70’s

10. Who offers Liquid Wall Paper?

Interior Elegance

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British residents in Costa Blanca South

have their healthcare and welfare questions

and concerns addressed

The Consulate and Pension Benefi t and

Healthcare Teams together with representatives

of local authorities and 15

British and Spanish support organisations

answered questions on how to access

their services. The aim of the “Consulate

in the Community” event was to

address questions and concerns around

healthcare and welfare for residents

across the Costa Blanca South and help

those that are most vulnerable in these

diffi cult times.

Members of the Consulate and other organisations

spoke to many of the over 200 people

present about their entitlements in terms of

pensions, benefi ts and healthcare and any

other welfare needs. Organisations represented

were HELP, MABS, Age Concern, AFA,

Torrevieja Stroke Support Group, Costa Blanca

Samaritans, the U3A, the Spanish Red Cross,

Caritas, the Royal British Legion as well as Torrevieja

Town Hall, social services, health authorities

and the local provincial government.

The event took place at the Centro Cultural

Virgen Del Carmen in Torrevieja and refreshments

were kindly provided by the Iceland

supermarket in Torrevieja where earlier in the

day the British Vice-consul Lloyd Milen and

Pension, Benefi t and Healthcare Offi cer, Laura

Leeman talked to shoppers and informed them

of the evening event.

The Consular team also held a meeting with

the various organisations and institutions taking

part in the open day to discuss how to improve

and increase the cooperation between

them.

The British Consul in Alicante, Paul Rodwell,

said:

“As consul, I think it is essential to be out and

about in the community. This event has potentially

helped hundreds of Brits and shown

them that there is a superb support mechanism

out there working in partnership with the

British Consulate in Alicante. It was especially

rewarding to see so many British and Spanish

organisations ready to help out those most in

need.”

The Pension, Benefi t and Healthcare

Team in Spain

http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/living-in-spain/more-help-inspain/dwp-dh

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La Cruz

La Paca

Vélez Rubio

A-91

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Moratalla

Vera

3. Calasparra

El Berro

Águilas

Cieza

Archena

7. Cehegin

RM-15

Molina de

Segura

16. Mula

17. Pliego

Alcantarilla

C-3315

1. Alhama

de Murcia

Aledo RM-2

21. Totana

RM-3

A-7

RM-23

23. Los Cantereros

5. Cañadas del

Lorca Romero RM-3

4. Camposol

22. Purias

AP-7

Albacete

27. Blanca

A-7

Las Palas

14. Mazarrón

2. Bolnuevo 18. Puerto de

Mazarrón

26. Fortuna

9. Fuente

Alamo

Murcia

20. Tallante

Cartagena

Orihuela

RM-1

Catral

N-332

Torrevieja

RM-19

Pilar De La Horadada

11. La Torre 28. San Pedro del Pinatar

29. Torre

Pacheco

19. San Javier

12. Los Alcazares

A-30 AP-7

8. El Algar 10. La Manga

13. Los Belones

24. Cabo de Palos

25. La Manga Club

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Accommodation:

Hotel La Mariposa - 968 631 008

Accountants:

Silvente - 968 332 058

Airport Parking:

Coastline Park & Fly - 966 799 326

Seguro Parking - 622 062 115

Bars, Cafés & Restaurants:

Alley Palais - 968 131 970

Amaro Restaurant - 968 484 019

Restaurante Buen Descanso

– 968 163 642

Café Teatro - 682 343 910

Cafeteria Plaza - 968 705 406

Cat’s Bar - 666 188 353

Chez Zoe - 676 691 324

Don Ricardo’s - 968 155 887

Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort

Clubhouse - 968 070 066

Hotel La Mariposa - 968 631 008

La Vista Café Bar - 868 186 727

Las Torres - 607 013 423

Leonardo’s - 628 682 303

Liz’s Cafe - 696 724 123

Mariachis Mexican Restaurant

- 968 559 984

The Market Tavern - 968 154 588

The New Royal - 968 595 864

The Steak-Out - 968 970 619

The Yachtsman - 600 749 181

Trevi Bar & Restaurant - 669 026 544

Builders:

Amigos - 619 025 160

CM Constructions - 659 159 948

Fuente Building Services - 696 744 982

Green Construction - 968 970 614

JD Construction - 630 269 994

Tony’s Building Services - 647 119 952

Westwood Construction - 968 563 553

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Building Services:

Kano Building Design - 963 141 082

P&P Services - 659 732 962

Steve Maquina - 644 317 669

V.I.P. Services - 650 893 607

Butchers:

Big Breakfast Butchers - 968 170 553

English Butcher Camposol

- 619 579 823

Carpentry:

Philip Carpenter / Joiner - 680 443 219

Car Hire:

Bolnuevo Cars - 968 150 979

F&C Rent a Car - 968 199 156

Cars & Transport:

P&P Services - 659 732 962

Specialist Vehicles SL - 968 146 158

Chiropodists:

Chiropody - Philip Dawe - 968 150 244

Cleaning Services:

Limpieza Rosa - 619 199 407

Clothes Shops:

Legs & Co. - 660 792 513

Computer Accessories:

Beep - 968 155 710

Dot Com World - 968 199 154

Shop at Camposol Computers

- 968 154 477

T J Electricals - 868 181 121

Computer Repairs & Sales:

Beep - 968 155 710

Camposol Computers - 968 199 191

Dot Com World - 968 199 154

LocoPC - 968 971 893

Shop at Camposol Computers

- 968 154 477

Dentist:

British Dental Clinic - 628 115 554

Dental Care - 968 199 111

Olivier Houdusse - 968 153 645

Education:

Creative Writing - 649 647 467

Let’s Talk Spanish - 630 939 626

Electricians:

Amigos - 619 025 160

Jim Large - 628 539 789

Louis Harris - 619 712 821

Sparks Electrical Services - 626 693 440

Entertainment:

Lenny Mitchell - 658 321 891

Funeral Plans:

ASSSA - 968 153 396

The Funeral Director – 650 631 719

Furniture:

Cosas y Cosas - 968 742 712

DFS - 968 334 194

Furniture Plus - Purias - 968 482 456

Hairdressing:

Cálida Hair and Beauty Academy

- 968 971 828

Jane’s Salon - 968 158 433

The Salon – Melissa & Tanya

- 691 916 717

The Salon 2 - 686 354 232

Health & Beauty:

Anti-Ageing Clinic - 691 916 717

Avon with Jan - 672 880 353

The Care Agency

- 0044 1455 559 988

Drew Ryder Therapist - 660 326 194

Face and Body - 676 545 436

Freedom Mobility - 968 153 620

Fuschia Beauty Clinic - 630 439 480

Jane’s Salon - 968 158 433

Nadine - 696 886 649

Rosies Toesies - 639 171 835

The Beauty Palace – 968 971 828

Heating and Aircon:

Camposol Heating & Maintenance

- 968 199 184

Calida Gas & Oil - 659 791 771

LLamas Chimeneas - 968 591 030

Louis Harris - 619 712 821

Miles Plumbing - 968 955 171

Home Furnishings:

Curtain Call - 616 240 171

Yorkshire Linen - 968 595 946

Insurance:

ASSSA - 968 153 396

Ibex Insurance - 968 595 945

Knight Insurance - 902 282 820

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MSC Insure - 968 429 129

Nash Warren - 968 156 583

Internet Cafés

Alley Palais - 968 131 970

Camposol Computers - 968 199 191

Dot Com World - 968 199 154

Kennels and Catteries:

Casa Abril Catteries - 617 417 189

Colina Kennels - 639 012 342

Delmonte - 968 168 711

El Carro Kennels - 620 582 654

Legal Services:

Nicky G Translation Services

- 968 199 245

P&P Services - 659 732 962

Professional and Legal Solutions

- 968 595 826

Silvente - 968 332 058

Locksmiths:

ADS Locksmith - 600 255 250

Mechanics:

Colair - 626 726 149

Decklid Auto Services - 626 678 840

English Garage Services - 968 743 350

Eurotyres - 968 424 605

Ford Marcosta - 968 424 636

López Milan - 968 429 216

Ken Sherwood-Mechanic - 679 646 859

Mobile Car Mechanic - 666 161 129

Neumáticos El Ceña - 968 422 015

Metalwork:

Eriks - 636 050 008

Mobility Products:

Freedom Mobility - 968 153 620

Outdoor Catering:

The Roving Diner - 699 223 112

Outdoor Living:

D&G Garden Leisure Products

- 968 334 773

Furniture Plus - Purias - 968 482 456

Pergola Covers - 667 879 399

Woodworks Direct - 649 540 016

Painting and Decorating:

Decor8 -646 324 669

Interior Elegance - 968 482 456

RJB Décor Painting - 699 044 742

Trevor Smith - 968 163 298

Plumbers:

Apache 24/7 Plumbing Services

- 968 970 614

Camposol Heating & Maintenance

- 968 199 184

Printing & Design:

Insignia Graphics - 618 615 903

Mister Print - 638 893 357

Property Maintenance:

Trevor Smith - 968 163 298

Westwood Construction - 968 563 553

Property Management:

Harris Property Management

- 619 726 014

La Manga 4 U - 0044 7921 351298

Me & My Buddy - 634 359 732

Owners Away - 691 977 107

Sensol Golf Villa Rentals - 968 970 614

Spanish Property Rentals - 699 107 072

Property Sales:

ADS Property Services - 646 969 455

Another World Properties - 968 592 679

Best of Spanish - 635 434 651

Fuente Alamo Real Estate - 968 598 173

Sensol Golf Sales - 968 970 614

Removals:

Advance Moves - 968 654 667

Costa Cálida Transport - 660 359 956

Dainton Storage - 653 529 243

Lord’s Removals and Storage

- 608 061 872

Mar Menor Removals - 968 564 298

Retail Outlets:

Direct Sports.es - 686 341 749

Eros - 968 583 008

TJ Electricals - 868 181 121

Services:

Compusurf - 968 970 666

Dog Listener - 868 082 011

Easy Flat Packs - 966 470 770

Four Legs Dog Grooming Service

- 968 974 056

Healthy H20 - 968 437 270

Home from Home Chimney Sweep

- 660 478 881

House Clearance - 968 974 997

Kennedy Financial Services

- 678 035 992

Kevins Aluminium Services

No More Mould - 672 795 574

The Laundry Shop - 670 847 305

UK Woolshop - 619 493 183

Solar Power:

Inside Out Spain - 659 232 507

Solar Directa - 659 315 130

Spas & Hottubs:

Eurospas - 650 722 905

Sport & leisure:

Alley Palais - 968 131 970

Casa La Pedrera - 660 616 620

Costa Cálida Radio - 902 903 783

Dance Zone - 649 647 467

Direct Sports.es - 686 341 749

Friends in Nautical Sports - 645 657 094

Horseriding META - 636 172 198

Hotel La Mariposa - 968 631 008

JFM Radio Network - 968 868 198

Mazarrón Dance - Zumba Classes

- 655 421 120

Yoga Classes Bolneuvo - 662 043 540

Swimming Pool Cleaning &

Maintenance:

Alpha Pools - 968 971 824

Daisy Pool Covers - 968 638 583

Köhn Pool Service - 968 138 638

Pool Pump Repairs - 606 594 874

Tony, Tiler Diver - 646 438 694

Watermaid - 646 705 088

Translation:

Carlos’ Interpreting Services

- 630 187 041

Nicky G Translation Services

- 968 199 245

P&P Services - 659 732 962

Travel Agents:

Dragon Tours - 968 971 993

TV & Satellite:

CTV Aerial & Satellite Systems

- 600 218 046

ISS - 655 480 543

LocoSat - 968 971 893

Rainbow Satellites - 686 358 475

YPM Satellites - 628 234 045

Veterinary Clinics:

Veterinary Clinic Maskota - 968 597 929

Emerg - 619 378 473

Vet in the Port - 968 153 931

Emerg - 608 466 553

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Friday 16 th

September saw

the Almanzora

Valley rocking

well into the night

with the sounds of

Showaddywaddy

Legend performing

at the third event

by Helping Hands

held at Centro

Hipico, the huge

Equine Centre and

Restaurant near

Pulpi.

“The mission of

Helping Hands is to support existing

charities and those unsung heroes who

quietly go about rescuing and caring for

abandoned and mistreated animals at

their own cost and with no support. We

realize that times are hard for everyone at

the moment, so our events are designed

specifi cally to give our supporters value

for money by keeping costs down. We

would rather have a small profi t and see

our supporters go home really happy

Face And Body BEAUTY TREATMENTS

Relax

Rejuvenate

Unwind

It’s time you spoiled yourself to a nice

relaxing treatment. You need to chill after

all those summer visitors!

Pamper parties – for ladies

Gather a group of 3 or 4 friends together

and you can all enjoy a day of pampering

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than try to

raise funds

by giving

nothing for

something.

Now is not

the time for

that” said

Helping

Hands.

“The next

event (see

page 93) is a

huge Family

Fun Day,

Dog Show

and Market on 9 th October at the same

ideal venue. The day will be packed with

entertainment and will end at around 5pm

with a Magic and Illusionist performing in

the main Restaurant.

We want everyone to come along and have

a great day on a small budget so please

join us”

The Helping Hands Team

in the comfort of your own home. You

could have an aromatherapy massage to

de-stress, a nice relaxing facial to put back

all the moisture lost through sunbathing,

or maybe a pedicure to restore your feet

after walking around in fl ip-fl ops and

sandals -try out the Shellac on your toes-

it lasts for ages! Choose from any of the

treatments listed on my website www.

fabbeautywithlorraine.moonfruit.com

The best bit (apart from the treatments

of course) is that as the host you will

receive30% discount on the price of the

treatment you choose on the day if the

total cost of everyone’s treatments is over

100€, PLUS a further 10% discount on

your next 2 treatments after the pamper

day. And there’s more………….your friends

will all receive 10% discount on their

treatments if they are over 20€ each.

Beauty vouchers

Have you got a birthday or anniversary

coming up? Have people been asking you

what you want for Christmas already? Ask

them to treat you to some beauty vouchers,

or if you are struggling to fi nd a present for

someone, I supply personalised vouchers

for any amount from 10€

Call 676545436

or email

beautywithlorraine@yahoo.com

Go on treat yourself – you deserve it.

I look forward to meeting you soon

Compusurf puts its retail operation

“Camposol Computers” Online

“CompuShop”, the fi rst Online Shop Dedicated

to Camposol

Compushop has replaced the retail outlet

known as “Camposol Computers” - same

company, same people and wholly owned

and operated by Compusurf SL. based on

Urbanizacion Camposol in the Murcia Region

of Spain. Compushop is primarily designed to

serve the local population of Camposol fi lling

a market void and offering the convenience

of Online Shopping and Free Delivery at

competitive prices from the comfort of your

own home.

Like any online shop, Compushop can also

deliver at reasonable prices to anywhere in

the world. The old Camposol Computers

Shop will no longer stock goods, but instead

customers can order online from Compushop

in the Internet Cafe section of the old retail

premises and collect items free the next day, or

if they live on Camposol, have them delivered

free of charge. Our repair workshop also

remains on the premises meaning customers

that come into the premises can still chat to

someone for advice.

The worry of shopping online that some people

have is taken away, as we are real people

operating right on your doorstep and you

can come and speak to us if necessary. The

e-shop will be populated with PC assesories,

consumables including printer inks, papers,

blank cds, DVDs etc etc. Hardware including

laptops, PC’s, printers and all the usual items

you would fi nd in a PC shop. Customers can

ask for anything they want that is not on the

stock list and we will try our best to get it. We

wil also be selling unlocked Mobile phones and

assesories as well as Sims, contract phones

and PAYG phones, Sat systems, TVs; the list

goes on. The range will be expanded as people

suggest products.

Compushop also gives Compusurf customers

a convenient way to pay for our PAYG Internet,

telephone and VPN services.

Compushop is a new venture in the

e-commerce fi eld that is designed to gather the

best of both the online and walk-in shop worlds.

The concept is based around localization,

serving local residents. Unlike the big e-shops,

our business ethic is to keep it local with real

people on hand. As the business grows, rather

than expand the one e-shop, we will open new

e-shops, again operated locally around an

existing walk-in shop.

You can visit Compushop now at www.

compusurf.es/shop We have only just opened

so it will be a few weeks before we are fully

stocked, but you can still open an account now.

Its free, and you can keep popping in to see

what new items are on the shelves. While you

are there send us your suggestions and your

wish list of products.

Chris Jennings.

Please tell our customers where you saw their advertisement in the Costa Cálida Chronicle

To place an advertisement with us please see page 5 or contact Teresa 619 199 407

www.costacalidachronicle.com email: costacalidachronicle@gmail.com


Please tell our customers where you saw their advertisement in the Costa Cálida Chronicle

To place an advertisement with us please see page 5 or contact Teresa 619 199 407

www.costacalidachronicle.com email: costacalidachronicle@gmail.com

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In association with Costa Cálida International Radio and www.angloINFO.com


In association with Costa Cálida International Radio and www.angloINFO.com

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Please tell our customers where you saw their advertisement in the Costa Cálida Chronicle

To place an advertisement with us please see page 5 or contact Teresa 619 199 407

www.costacalidachronicle.com email: costacalidachronicle@gmail.com

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