October 2011 Issue - Costa Calida Chronicle


October 2011 Issue - Costa Calida Chronicle

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

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


Our August

Dance at



saw the

return of

the lovely


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


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


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


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