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Costa Clida Chronicle

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Date: July 2013

Issue: 8 Volume: XIII

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We are now into summer and the really hot weather should be with us and so will a large number of visitors. The roads will be busier, parking will be more difcult and hopefully everywhere will be buzzing, but there are always down sides to this time of the year. Be sensible and warn your visitors about the laws here in Spain (which are not a lot different from the UK), and if you are caught out by the police for speeding, illegal parking, or driving whilst over the alcohol limit, sometimes the penalties are severe. Also beware of the sun, especially if you are on the beach and there is a breeze. The salt water will encourage sun burn and the breeze will disguise the fact that the temperature is so high. See page 12 for Sun Tips, especially if you are going to take advantage of a new venture for Pat and Maura from ADS, renting out sun beds under the name Park & Lay. With the summer here and everyone going out and about a bit more, it makes sense to try out theamazing selection of Menu del Dias in the area. On page 84 we have our own Costa Clida Chronicle Menu del Dia listing, which is now so

popular that more and more restaurants are wanting to be included. If you are a restaurant owner and would like to be included in next months list, please call Teresa on 619 199 407. We would like to welcome the following New Advertisers: Avenida Restaurante Hotel La Cumbre Oasis de Las Palmeras Pets 2 go 2 EU Home Discount Supplies Park & Lay Sunbeds Restaurante Indu Adam Coyle Services Dentista Esperanza Batista Matos Northwest Murcia Construction Welcome Back to: C M Constructions D & G Garden Furniture Beauty Essentials Restaurante Maria Josefa Ros Castren El Faro On a sad note, we would like to express our condolences to Rathnait, following

the death of Rod Sawyer. Rod was one of the characters of Camposol who had campaigned tirelessly to make Camposol a better place to live and he will be sadly missed by many. On a much brighter note, congratulations to Oliver & Natalie Houdusse on the birth of their baby girl Emilie on Monday 17th June who weighed in at 3 kilos 400 grams. Mother and baby are doing ne! Statement from the District Mayor of El Saladillo. On page 82 in the June issue of the Costa Clida Chronicle, I am seen as the author of some statements regarding an event. These words were not mine. Moreover, I was totally uninvolved with the mentioned event. I make this statement in order to avoid any confusion to the readers of the magazine as well as any setback to the organisers of the event. Enjoy the month of July from all at the

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Only 31% of people in the UK have joined the organ donor register - yet more than 10,000 of us need a transplant. Whos donating organs? The answer is not enough people. The serious lack of donations means 1000 people per year are dying needlessly in the UK. The purpose of the National Transplant Week is to draw awareness to the problem and make a change. Kidney transplants are most common, but there are also hearts, livers and other organs being transplanted. Donated corneas can give someone a new way of looking at the world! How does the scheme work? Donors are matched according to blood and tissue type. People from the same ethnic group are likely to be a closer match, although people from different ethnic groups usually match just as well. When you register and get your donor card, you can choose which organs you want to donate, but not who theyre donated to. The long-term organ transplant benets are invaluable. Not only does it give someone a second chance, but transplants are less expensive than having to keep paying for medication that would ultimately only be a temporary solution. The National Transplant Organization or Organizacin Nacional de Trasplantes. ONT in Spain is an institution belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumption, put in charge of developing the competencies related with provision and clinical utilization of organs, tissues and cells. After the creation of the ONT in 1989, Spain went from 14 donors per million population (pmp) to 35.1 donors pmp in 2005 and 35.3 in 2011. It changed from ranking in intermediate-low positions in donation rates in Europe, to having the highest rate not just in Europe, but

also worldwide. Every year in Spain around 8,000 people see their lives improved thanks to a very efcient and effective organ donor programme. There is a national organ transplant coordination centre, but a lot of work is required at regional level. Its hard to imagine the number of people who must act in a responsible and coordinated manner in order to bring about a successful transplant. Coordinators must work together with Guardia Civil, national and local police, ambulance drivers, airports, airlines, hospital staff and surgeons. An estimated 80 to 100 people are involved from the time an organ becomes available until it makes it safely into the body of a waiting patient.

ways carried out in a hospital and is a surgical procedure that does not disgure the body of the deceased. This procedure is carried out very rapidly as health authorities assure us that it does not delay funerals, which in Spain usually occur the day after someone has died. The essential mission of the ONT is to promote and facilitate donation and transplantation of organs, tissues, and cells. It also guarantees the more appropriate and correct distribution, according to the technical knowledge and equity principles, keynotes of all transplantation activity.

Organs and tissues are only harvested from the bodies of those who have no communicable diseases such as infections or cancer and usually they come from those who have lost their lives in accidents causing injury to the head. The organs transplanted include kidneys, hearts, livers, lungs and pancreas. The goal of the coordinators is to provide utmost transparency. However, the families of donors remain anonymous, as do the recipients of the donated organs and tissues. Health authorities do offer information regarding the success of transplants to donors family members. Selection of donor recipients is based entirely on medical criteria with the main goal being to nd the best match for each organ and ensure that the transplant is successful. One last word of reassurance; the removal of organs and tissues from a donors body is al-

If you wish to ensure your organs are donated after your passing, there is an organ donor card you can obtain through the regional government. This is a card you would carry with you along with your identication. However, even though you have the card, your family members could override your wishes if they disagreed with your choice. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to discuss your plans with them and to gain their support. If you have family support, the organ donor card can be useful in reducing the stress on loved ones should a tragedy occur. You can also register your nal wishes in a living will. When someone dies, its really hard to accept that theyre gone, but knowing that a part of their loved one will help someone else will be a huge help for the person grieving. Hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas are all vital organs needed by people to survive and go on to enjoy their lives. Join the organ donor register. To nd out where to obtain an application for the card in your area, ring 901 400 043.

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Flaming June has arrived and with it the opening of our brand new shop in Mazarrn town!! We opened the doors for real on Wednesday 12th June, to be greeted by hordes of bargain hunters - just like the Harrods sale really, only our merchandise is MUCH better!!

We have a large selection of ladies and mens clothes, some baby and tots clothes, but very little in the way of teenagers clothes, so if you have anything hanging around we would be happy to take it and anything else you may have.

We have some good furniture, bedding, books, DVDs, CDs and bric-a-brac; all at knock-down prices. Come along and have a browse. We are situated directly opposite the Centro de Salud on the main road through Mazarrn town; look for the yellow and black signs - were unmissable! We are looking for volunteers to give us just four hours a week or a fortnight in either of our shops (Fuente Alamo or Mazarrn). Why not come and join our friendly team, meet new people and help the animals? In other news: Charlie-boy is now at home with his new pals, his bandages are off and he is learning to walk without the encumbrance of those awful overgrown hooves. His life should be so much better from now on, although he is in a bit of pain at the moment from the operations. He is suffering a bit from all the ies this years (who isnt?!) so we are buying him a y-screen outt to help. Having his fur shaved off has made it quite uncomfortable for him, poor chap! He is putting on weight and making lots of new friends. He is such a darling! Please contact Andrea on 690 906 565 for adoptions or voluntary work, or if you have any large items that you would like to donate. Donations as always gratefully accepted, both in the shop in Fuente Alamo and via PayPal to andreasanimalrescuemurcia@hotmail. com. Also please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Andreas-Animal-Rescue-The-Henrietta-Foundation/ More next time! Andrea
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Gardening Thoughts On A Hot Sunny Day By Dick and Clodagh Handscombe Looking forward to enjoying a 25th summer in their garden in Spain. At the time of writing there is a week to go to the longest day of the year when days will start to shorten by a few minutes a day. It seems impossible that we have arrived here with very few really hot days to date that make one realise that summer is now here and increased levels of summer watering need to start. This is especially so if one has not aimed to develop a largely waterless garden with deep rooted drought-resistant plants. It does seem that that message is being picked up more and more, as during the past month the sales of our booklet Making Waterless Gardens A Practical Reality Worldwide available via Amazon have gone up for both the hard copy and kindle versions. I am typing this in the coolish shade of our spreading carob tree looking across the colourful garden for inspiration. Todays temperatures are interesting. At just after midday they were as follows: In the shady lounge, the thick wooden shutters having been left closed all morning 19C. We need no air conditioning! On the inner wall of a four metre deep covered terrace attached to the house 23C. In the deep shade of the carob tree 25C On the open terrace near the house, with a breeze 45C On a sun bed in the full sun in a sheltered spot with no breeze 55C

As the sun swings to the west, the sun will creep under the carob tree. Then I will retreat to the still shuttered and cool study.

I can now smell the rabbit stew cooking on the solar cooker for a late lunch and seeing a wine bottle in a ower bed, realise that not everything was tidied up after a tapas and paella party under the carob tree last week!

during the year. We keep busy ensuring we have the vegetables and meats available from our holistic garden. If you are interested in the history of the paella and the rice dishes that Valencian families still eat on non-esta days our book Your Personal Guide To Making Authentic Valencian Paellas is now available from Amazon Books. Each month, reading the Costa Clida Chronicle, we are very impressed with the efforts of the various groups improving the gardens on the Camposol urbanisations. As you move towards nishing the initial improvements, concentrating not only on maintenance; perhaps some allotments could be slotted in and paellas could be bubbling away to be enjoyed for lunch while you garden. Each week during the summer, more and more summer perennials are showing their best, but we also like some special-effect plants that have beautiful owers that last just a day or two, such as cacti, epiphyllum and epicactus. The red one in the photo opened up under the carob tree during our paella evening. When young, the owers come unexpectedly one by one, but ten or more owers can come out within days of each other on mature plants.

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Most of the ingredients for both dishes were from the garden and the paella was an authentic Valencian Mountain Paella with rabbit, chicken and pork meat balls no sh or shell sh! - as cooked for weddings and christenings until thirty years ago. Now the big catering halls and restaurants have taken over those festivities, but the paella is a popular dish for Easter Monday, St. James Day 25th July, the Summer Fiesta, Valencia Day and Christmas Day, plus many Sundays

I must go and eat, but its a shame to leave this spot with colourful seasonal owers, a dove cooing in the heavily laden almond tree, the sound of the sh pond fountains, the secrecy of a hidden garden surrounded by trees so that neighbouring houses cant be seen and a rockery at its best. There will be plenty of time to sit and enjoy the internal vistas of the garden during the long balmy summer ahead. Happy summers in your garden to all readers. Dick and Clodagh Handscombe www.gardenspain.com

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Cooking Hervir (hierve) Boil El agua est hirviendo. The wter is boiling. La cazo Saucepan Hervir a fuego lento Simmer Durante 20 minutes For 20 minutes Freir (frito) Fry en poco aceite Shallow fry La sartn Frying pan en aceite abundante Deep fry Descongelar Defrost No es necesario descongelar No need to defrost Calentar (calor, caliente) Heat Calentar al horno Heat in the oven

Precalentar el horno Pre-heat the oven Escurrir Strain or drain Escurridor Colander Aadir Add Aada ms harina a la masa. Add more our to the dough. Verter (vierte) Pour Ech un poco de agua en la olla. She poured some water into the pan. Verter lentamente Pour slowly Remover (remueve) Stir Pelar Peel or skin Pelo las patatas? Shall I peel the potatoes? Picar Chop Luego picas un poquito de jamn. Then you chop up a bit of ham. Cocer (cocido)

Cook (cooked) Tarda diez minutos en cocerse. It takes 10 minutes to cook. Cocer al horno Bake No s cocinar! I cant cook! Asar (asado) Roast Dar la vuelta Turn Mezclar Mix Mezcle la harina con el azcar. Mix the our with the sugar. Dorado/dorada Golden brown Cuchara/cucharada Spoon/spoonful Cucharita/cucharadita Teaspoon/teaspoonful Taza Cup Pizca Pinch Conservar en lugar fresco y seco Keep in a cool, dry place

Cats Skills and Clumsiness Everybody who has spent some minutes watching how cats play, move or behave, will have realised their precision and coordination, especially when they are compared to other animals. Cats own a lot of sensors inside their bodies like the ones in their pads which indicate to them in which position the different parts of their bodies are and also the data provided by their hearing and visual capacities together with the balance organ located in the inner ear. Multiple data d is processing continuously continuou and an almost perfect perfec system of integration i in the cerebellum allows allow them a very fast and efcient capacity to res respond. This system sy provides cats with reex responses spo towards certain ce stimuli; f for instance the stimulus of falling, so if there is e enough distan tance to the oor,

they will always fall on their feet. Such a reex is called a straightening reex because when cats receive information from their vision and balance organs, their head and neck are automatically turned in order to get their head and column straight and balanced, turning the rest of the body and legs from head to tail, getting their forelegs down to semiexion to soften the impact. At the same time the tail is counterbalancing. This reex is very useful, but it is not infallible. There are times that cats fall into a bad position, especially when the turns are not straight and the body twists. Also there must be enough space for the cat to turn; if not, it will fall on its side. On the other hand, if the distance is very high, the cat may fall on its feet, but it may fracture its legs, head, spine, etc. Kittens will soon learn which is the right way to jump down off a surface, but as in all things, there are times that things go wrong. Undoubtedly, cats own many skills, although living nine lives is not one of those. In the same way, they are very skilful enabling them to climb up, jump, hunt and fall on their feet, although they are especially clumsy in their behaviour towards cars. It is common to see cats get into the middle of a road when cars are passing. I have been able to watch some

cats that have stopped when they got into the road and then they have got themselves killed because they have stopped there suddenly when cars were passing. Cats will teach their kittens how to play and what is the right way to do things, but if you have a kitten it is up to you to train it so they dont hurt you or themselves when they are playing. What is fun in a kitten can become very annoying in a full grown cat. A gentle nip from a kitten can become a blood-drawing bite from an adult cat and it is much easier to train a kitten than retrain an adult. They have no way of knowing what is right or wrong unless they are taught. The games that kittens love to play are those that will help develop their natural instincts; games like chasing and pouncing on things help train them to catch their own food such as mice. Be prepared for your kitten to practice on you. Kittens love to hide behind things and leap out at you as you walk past. As kittens, they are not really aware of the signicance of what they are doing. To them, it is just a fun game. However, it is essential for their growth and maturity that they be allowed to practice this behaviour. Article written in conjunction with Paco, Clinica Veterinaria, Puerto de Mazarrn

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After what seems like eternal winter, its not surprising that most of us will be living up to the old adage only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. Sun safety is vital to protect us against painful sunburn and life-threatening skin cancer, so make sure stay safe while the sun shines. Have fun in the sun - with sun cream. Know Your Skin Type There are a few measures of skin type and these vary from the fairest as a 1 to 6 being the darkest. It stands to reason that the fairer your skin type, the more care you need to take in the sun. We all know that sun cream is important and that the red-lobster look is never going to be cool. According to Macmillan Cancer Support more than 2,500 people die of skin cancer in the UK every year. Too much sun has other adverse effects too. A particularly nasty one is actinic keratoses, which are growths of scaly skin found on your body enough to have anyone reaching for the sun block. Not wearing sun cream can also make your skin age prematurely. Use The Right Sun Cream Choose the right sunscreen for your skin type. If youre a type 1 or 2, theres no point slathering on tanning oil with a SPF 8 in the hope of achieving a golden tan - your skin just isnt built that way. Instead, work with your skin type to keep it protected and safe and you wont end up lobster-tinged. SPF Numbers For fairer skin types, use higher factor sun cream, but remember this still isnt total protection. The SPF number is the amount of time you can stay in the sun, related to how long you usually take to burn. If it takes 10 minutes for you to burn, factor 15 will theoretically give you an extra two and a half hours. You cant expect sun cream to be effective for more than a couple of hours, so you should take the SPF numbers with a pinch of salt and keep an eye on your skin for any reddening and reapply sun cream regularly. Sun cream works by blocking out the suns harmful ultraviolet light. The two types of ultraviolet light that are harmful are called UVA (ultraviolet A), which causes

long-term skin damage and ages the skin, and UVB (ultraviolet B) rays, which burn our skin. UVA Rays To nd out how good the sun cream is at blocking out the UVA rays, check out the star ratings on your sun cream bottle. The star ratings are on a scale, with zero being the lowest and 5 being the highest. The higher the amount of stars on the bottle, the more you are protected from UVA rays. Most skin specialists advise that you choose a sun cream with at least 4 stars. Applying Sun Cream Although it sounds simple, applying your sun cream is something lots of people get wrong. You should put on sun cream 20 minutes before you head out in the sun. To make sure you are using enough, put sun cream along the length of two of your ngers and apply two ngers worth of cream to every part of your body: Head, neck and face; Upper back; Lower back; Upper leg; Lower leg; Each arm; Chest; Stomach. Reapply your sun cream at least twice a day and more so if you do activities that cause you to sweat, or if you swim. Old bottles and Expiry Dates Sun cream becomes less effective over time so dont be tempted to use up old bottles from the back of the cupboard. Check expiry dates (sun cream usually lasts around two years) before use and remember that every year there is more innovation in the products so the more modern your sunscreen, the better it is for your skin. When to Avoid the Sun The best practice is to stay out of the sun between the hours of 11 and 3, as this is when the sun is highest in the sky and the rays are strongest. Theres a reason people who live in hot climates such as Spain, take a nap or stay indoors in the middle of the day and only let their children go out and play in the early evening when the rays are going down. If you want to enjoy the warmth, or have to be out and about, sit in the shade and wear lose clothing and a hat to protect yourself.

Vitamin D Amid the scare stories about getting skin cancer and the knowledge that its on the increase, weve also been bombarded with warnings that were not getting enough vitamin D - which is made by our bodies using sunlight. In the winter its practically impossible to get the recommended amount of vitamin D in the UK as the suns rays are weak, but here in Spain we are usually more fortunate. In the summer, you can stock up on vitamin D. Experts recommend spending a few minutes in the sun without sun cream in the early morning or late afternoon, but dont let yourself burn. Protect Your Face and Eyes The skin on your face is delicate and its also where we worry about skin damage in terms of vanity - ie wrinkles. Your face is also exposed to the elements more, which means you should really wear sun cream on it all through the year. Your eyes can be damaged by sun rays as well as your skin, so wear good sunglasses. These should have the CE European and British Standard marks to show they come up to regulations. Wear a hat or sun visor whenever possible as this will also protect your face, eyes and head. Nothing is worse than getting your head burned, as many men with thinning hair will tell you! Sun Burn The last thing you need when youre burnt is to burn more, so keep out of the sun where possible if you are already suffering with sun burn and when you are out of the sun, cover up in long-sleeves and trousers. Try linen, which is light enough to stop you overheating, but gives you protection from the suns rays. Cool it down As with any burn, sunburnt skin feels hot to the touch and cooling it down is important to relieve the pain. You can buy over-thecounter cooling compresses, or make your own with a mixture of cold water and milk. Soak a clean, very soft cloth and press it onto the area every 15 minutes. You can also bath or shower in lukewarm water or try pouring this over the area. Once youve cooled the area, there are plenty of aftersun balms and lotions that can help soothe the pain and moisturise the skin. Pure aloe vera or gels containing it work well, as does calamine lotion, which can help with itching. Rehydrate Make sure youre keeping your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of uids, especially water. Dont drink alcohol as this will dehydrate you and dry out your skin even more. Treatments If the sun burn is really painful, try oral painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. You can also try a 1% hydrocortisone cream, which is sometimes used for eczema and dry skin. Rubbing this directly onto the sunburn can calm irritation and inammation. This should not be used on children under the age of two, on the face or genitals, or if you broken the skin. A natural alternative would be honey, specically manuka honey, which is anti-inammatory and antibacterial and is thought to help the skin regrow cells. If the sun burn is really severe, you might need medical attention. Enjoy the sun, but be sensible about it.

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Transformer is the second studio album by American rock musician Lou Reed, released on November 8th 1972. Unlike its predecessor, Lou Reed; eight songs of which were written during his Velvet Underground days; Transformer contains mainly new material. However, there are still four songs that date from his Velvet Underground days; Andys Chest (1969) and Satellite of Love (1970) , Goodnight Ladies had been played by the Velvets live in 1970, and New York Telephone Conversation had been played in rehearsals during the bands summer 1970 residency at Maxs in Kansas City. Transformer was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, both of whom had been strongly inuenced by Reeds work with the Velvet Underground. Bowie had obliquely referenced the Velvet Underground in the cover notes for his album Hunky Dory and regularly performed both

White Light/White Heat and Im Waiting for the Man in concerts and on the BBC during 19711973. He even began recording White Light/White Heat for inclusion on Pin-Ups, (an album released by Bowie with covers of his favourite tracks), but it was never completed. Ronson ended up using the backing track for his solo album Play Dont Worry in 1974. Mick Ronson (who was at the time the lead guitarist with Bowies band, The Spiders from Mars) played a major role in the recording of the album at Trident Studios, serving as the co-producer and primary session musician (contributing guitar, piano, recorder and backing vocals), as well as arranger, notably contributing the lush string arrangement for Perfect Day. Reed lauded Ronsons contribution in the Transformer episode of the documentary series Classic Albums, praising the beauty of his work and fading out the vocal to highlight the strings. The songs on the LP are

now among Reeds best-known works, including Walk on the Wild Side, Perfect Day and Satellite of Love, and the albums commercial success elevated him from cult status to becoming an international star. Andys Chest had been recorded in 1969 for the Velvet Undergrounds lost fourth album and demos of Satellite of Love had been produced for the bands 1970 album Loaded, but neither had been used. For Transformer, the up-tempo pace of these songs was slowed down. Although all songs on the album were credited to Reed, it has long been rumored that Wagon Wheel is actually a David Bowie composition. Although there are no known performances of Vicious by the Velvet Underground, the song apparently dates from Reeds time in the band and its association with American artist Andy Warhol. According to Reed, Warhol told him should write a song about someone vicious. When Reed asked what he meant by that, Warhol replied, Oh, you know, vicious, like I hit you with a ower. The song Goodnight Ladies takes its title refrain from the last line of the second section (A Game of Chess) of TS Eliots modernist poem, The Waste Land: Good night, ladies, good night, sweet ladies, good night, good night. The rst single from the album, Walk on the Wild Side, became an international success, despite its adult subject matter (it was edited in some countries and banned in others). It is now generally regarded as Reeds signature tune. Satellite of Love was issued as the second single in February 1973. In 2002, a 30th anniversary edition of the album was released; in addition to demos of Hangin Round and Perfect Day. The cover art was from a Mick Rock photograph that fortuitously went out of focus as he was printing it in the darkroom. Rock noticed the aw, but decided he liked the effect, so he submitted the image for the front cover.

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In 1997, Transformer was named the 44th greatest album of all time in a Music of the Millennium poll conducted in the United Kingdom by HMV Group, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. Transformer is also ranked number 55 on NMEs list of Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 194 on Rolling Stone Magazines list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It is also on Q Magazines list of 100 Greatest Albums Ever. I love the album and remember hearing it for the rst time to this day. Although dated and very much an album of the times it remains one of my favourite albums. You can listen to Mark Davies on Costa Clida Radio on Nite Express on Mon and Wed 7-9pm and on Friday evenings on Clida Rocks 7-9pm.

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Cartagena has been the cradle of many civilisations. Throughout its history a succession of settlements have been built here, attracted by the wealth of natural resources and the strategic location. Each and every one has left behind a permanent legacy.

From the Roman Theatre to the Thermal Baths, visitors pass along Roman streets and by Roman homes. The footprint of Mediaeval Cartagena is also visible in the form of the Concepcin Castle and the Church of Santa Mara. Guided Tours of Cartagena Defense and Attack - Walk the defensive enclaves of the most important port city of Cartagena. Tour - Panoramic Lift, Castillo de la Concepcin, Refuge Museum-Refugio de la Guerra, Tourist Boat and Fuerte de Navidad. Mondays and Wednesdays July and August. 11am from the Panoramic Lift. Price 12 Carthago Nova: Teatro a las Termas Discover the splendor of Roman Cartagena through spectacular sites. Tour - Museum of the Roman Theatre, Barrio del Foro Romano and Casa de la Fortuna. Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August. 11am from the Roman Theatre Museum. Price 10

the Roman Theatre. This workshop will investigate childrens theater touring the ancient halls of the museum with children aged 6-12 years as protagonists of the stage. Wednesdays in July. 6pm Price 4. The Sea of Colours Cristbal Gabarrns work evokes and gives colour to poetry @ Museum of the Roman Theatre. Children aged 6-12 years, through a visit to the exhibition and interactive workshop will engage in dialogue between poetry and painting after visiting the Museum and the Roman Theatre. Fridays in July and August. 6pm Price 4. Jaque al Rey Through a giant chess set @ Castillo de la Concepcin, children can discover the meaning of each chess piece and play to achieve check-mate to the king. Tuesdays in July. 6pm Price 4 (including Panoramic Lift) Morse Code Children aged 6-12 years will become true spies looking for hidden messages to be transmitted in Morse code @ Museum- Refugio de la Thursdays in July and August. 6pm Price 2.50. Night Programmes Guided Tours The Theatre Under The Moonlight - an exclusive tour to discover the magnicent theatre of Carthago Nova under the light of the moon. Location - Museum of the Roman Theatre. Saturday July 6th and 20th, August 10th and 31st and September 14th. 9pm & 9.30pm Price 9. Summer Nights in Barrio del Foro - in the warm summer nights you will have the unique opportunity to relive the pleasure of bathing and banquets of ancient Rome @ Barrio del Foro Romano. Molinete. Fridays in July and Saturday August 3rd and 17th. 9pm & 9.30pm Price 8 Theatre Visit The great Roman architect Vitruvius will offer his vision of theatre and other surprises that will take you to the theatres of ancient Rome @ Museum of the Roman Theatre. Saturday July 13th and 27th, August 24th and September 7th. 9pm Price 12. Other Activities Sounds of the Sea A reminiscent evening stroll by the Tourist Boat in the bay of Cartagena. The walk will be entertained with live music. Thursday July 18th and 25th and Friday August 9th 23rd and 30th. 9pm Price 12. A Concert in the unique setting Fuerte de Navidad we will review songs accompanied by a musical group to review the soundtrack of your life. Friday August 2nd and 16th. 9.30 & 9.45pm Escala Real del Puerto & 10pm Salidas del Barco Price 15 (includes transport on Tourist Boat). e-mail: informacion@puertoculturas.com www.cartagenapuertodeculturas.com

The history of the city began in 229AD when it was founded by the Carthaginian General, Hasdrubal who named it Qart Hadast. Later on, it enjoyed its epoch of greatest splendour under the Romans, who made it into one of their most important colonies in Spain. The Middle Ages were dominated by the Byzantines, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians. During the reigns of the Austrias and Bourbons, the City became of key defensive and military importance, named the capital of the Mediterranean Marine Department at its peak. The 19th century would be dominated by the Cantonal revolts and the mining activity which generated unexpected wealth amongst the population. In the second part of the 20th century the city enjoyed a period of economic growth, thanks to this industry and the important level of military activity. In the 1980s a crisis in these sectors plunged the city into a deep recession from which it emerged in the last decade of the century thanks to a drive to recover the sites of historical interest and develop them for tourism and cultural purposes. In 2001 the tourism brand, Cartagena Port of Cultures was created, the brand embracing all the touristic and cultural legacies of the city.
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Cartagena was an important and inuential city and numerous archaeological sites and museums testify to the splendour of the city under both the Carthaginians and Romans.

Walk around Carthago Nova with the Albino family, Marco and Octavia and drive through the splendid Carthago Nova. Enjoy the spectacular daily life of the Thermal Baths or the Casa de la Fortuna. Tour - Teatro Romano, the Roman Forum and Casa de la Fortuna Fridays in July and August. 11.30am from Roman Theatre Museum. Price 15. Family Workshops Maccus, Pappus and other stars @ Museum of

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By the middle of May my dog Georgie is usually showing signs of being too hot, especially if she wants to continue to come out with the horses. This time we visited Joanne at Pampered Paws in Camposol for a bath and hair cut. She looked lovely as she came out and smelled even better! Joanne is very kind and sympathetic and Georgie clearly enjoyed the experience and felt comfortable with Joanne which for me is of paramount importance. I have always enjoyed the theatre and amateur dramatics, so was delighted to go and see the Cloud Nine performance at La Molata a few weeks ago where they performed 2 short comedies; Filthy Rich and The Last Panto in Camposol. Both these plays were very funny and it was all over too quickly. There is a tremendous amount of work put into these performances and it was great to see not an empty chair in the house either.

Roll on the next one! As it was so close to deadline for this issue, I spent some time each day at the Camposol Fiesta, but did not manage all of it and I have to say whilst there was a great choice of music, I particularly enjoyed watching The Murcia Dance performance. I have been observing these children for a few years now and it is wonderful to watch them grow up in both actual and performance terms. They were a real pleasure to watch and the dads did ok too! Another highlight has to have been the Talent Show which was really entertaining. I take my hat off to anyone brave enough to get up on that stage in broad daylight! It must have been very nerve racking. It was good to see Elvis and Robbie too! There has been a lot of activity again in our customer base this month, particular with big changes in some of our bar and res-

taurants. I am personally very sad to see the closure of one of our favourites, namely Chez Zoe. Where will I go for Moules a la Crme now? Seriously, if this dish in on a menu that I have missed, please let me know as it is one of my favourites and hard to nd. We wish Zoe all the best and I have a feeling that we may see her return again in the not too distant future. By the time you all read this I will have had a weeks holiday at home with my two sisters who are arriving from the cold UK for a holiday. We will be out and about trying all sorts of meals, day trips etc, as I have never actually managed to take a holiday here before, so looking forward to that. If we survive the downhill mountain bike riding with The Espua Adventure courtesy of La Mariposa I will let you all know. More next month Teresa

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MARA, a small animal rescue association based in Mula, tries to help as many animals as their capacity allows. The kennels, which are built on some land donated by the Town Hall, are a work in progress with all of the building work done by volunteers. We urgently need people who would be willing to help at the kennels with feeding and cleaning and walking the dogs. If you have any unwanted building materials or oor and wall tiles, please contact Keith on 628 811 188. MARA has a charity shop in Mula on Calle Boticas, where we have a very large selection of books from as little as 4 books for 1, which are probably the cheapest in Spain. If you have any unwanted items or small furniture that we could sell in our charity shop please contact us so that we

can arrange to collect them. Your support means so much and helps us to help those, who for various reasons are unable to help themselves. For enquires regarding the shop, please contact Marion on 628 811 187.

need of a little training, would make someone a loving companion. If you are interested in Rocky or any of our other dogs please, contact Keith on 628 811 188. We also have a 6 year old German Shepherd type female who desperately needs a loving forever home.

This month our dog is Rocky a young male German Shepherd who, although in

I suspect like us we all seem to nd this time of the year rather hectic - the holiday season! The last couple of months we have had lots of visitors, but its been good to see everyone, especially as they were able to join us for our monthly gatherings, the last two of which have been of great blessing with our guest speaker Stuart Howarth. Last month he asked us Can we be sure of heaven and went on to assure us that yes we could, because scripture tells us so, however, we do have to take the rst step.

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Whilst travelling around the area with our visitors we noticed just how quickly the vines seemed to be growing, with the correct conditions, sufcient water and protection from the wind they would soon be producing their harvest. It reminded me of when Jesus tells us that He is the vine and we are the branches; John 15:1 and if we abide in Him we will be saved. He doesnt guarantee us that we will never face problems; in fact He tells us that our branches will need pruning, or even completely cut out at times, to make us produce more fruit v2, but He does guarantee that He

will always be walking by our side, guiding us.v4&5. We just need to acknowledge Him and remember that without Christ we cant do anything that really matters. The profound love of God comes to us as a free gift and is His central characteristic. Why not make yourself at home in Gods love? Lynda.spain@hotmail.co.uk or Derek. tycymru@talktalk.net Tel 633 447 937

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In the month of May the walkers of WARM enjoyed two walks in the Moratalla area. The rst, on Wednesday 15th, was around the shoulder of El Buitre which is the highest mountain in the North West of Murcia. The walk started alongside an old ruined cortijo with views across to the Casa de Cristo area. We continued along forest paths and then went across some open countryside before dropping down to more forest tracks to

return to the cortijo. Afterwards, we enjoyed an excellent lunch in a local restaurant. The second walk was on Saturday 25th May when about twenty ve of us, including many Spanish friends, enjoyed an evening walk in the countryside near Moratalla. We followed a circular walk commencing at the Roman bridge. The highlight of the walk was the climb of approximately 160 metres to the top of the mountain Viejo, which many local people consider to be the original Moratalla, since there is evidence of early Iberian and Roman settlements to be seen . The panoramic views were certainly worth the climb. We returned to the Roman bridge following a single track down the mountain. We all returned to Moratalla in our cars and completed the evening with some excellent tapas in a local watering hole whilst watching Bayern Munich win the Champions League at Wembley Stadium. Our thanks to Juan who spent time

showing us the route up and down the mountain for what proved to be a lovely evening.

There are just two walks left in our current programme, both of which are evening walks in June. Our new season will begin in September. warm2005@gmail.com.

More Greenways, Less CO2 To commemorate 20 years of existence of Greenways Spanish, the Spanish Railway Foundation has launched More Greenways, Less CO2, with the collaboration of the Ferrovial Biodiversity Foundation and to raise awareness of the importance of combating climate change, reducing CO2 emissions and promote sustainable mobility patterns by using the Greenways.

Greenways, through a calculator (designed by ECODES), which will be available from the FFE website www.viasverdes.com. They will need to know the number of people who have walked the Greenway and the number of kilometres travelled.

CO2. Are you joining us? You can also show your support for this initiative leaving a message of support in the web section www.viasverdes.com dedicated to More Greenways, Less CO2 and you can even illustrate it with a picture of you in the Greenways. Help us spread this campaign to reach as many citizens as possible and to contribute to improving the health of the planet, through the Greenways! Greenways Program Management SPANISH RAILWAY FOUNDATION c/Santa Isabel, 44-28012 MADRID Tel 911 511 057/62/94 Fax 911 511 068 www.viasverdes.com viasverdes@ffe.es

We have a challenge! Reaching 50,000 participants, getting 2.5 million miles travelled and Greenways saving 600 tons of

This Campaign, which is available until December 31 2013, aims to raise public awareness about the need to change their habits as a contribution to the ght against climate change, through the use of Greenways. It aims to promote and increase the number of non-motorized transport through greenways, driving users to adopt these non-polluting means of transportation in your daily habits, and leisure time.

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Caravaca de la Cruz may be best known for its Vera Cruz (true cross) or its caballos del vino (wine horses) but it has other things to offer the visitor. The Archaeological Museum (museo arqueolgico) is situated in the heart of the old town, below the Santuario de la Vera Cruz. It is housed in a 16th Century Renaissance style church, itself built on the site of a primitive medieval ermita. The church/museum is a very grand and high building with 24 arched structures supporting the nine domes of the roof. The church gives the museum its name of the Museo de la Soledad. When we visited, in September 2012, entry was 1 or 2 and a good look round took less than an hour. The exhibits in the museum tell the story of the history of Caravaca and its area from the earliest, prehistoric times, up until the Middle Ages.

Many of these came from Los Villaricos, near Caravaca, which was occupied from the 3rd Century BC until the 4th or 5th Century AD. At the far end of the room is a succession of explanatory panels covering the remains left in Northwest Murcia from Neanderthal man to Roman times, with some details of later periods. This may help to put some of the individual display cases into context. For a pleasant countryside walk, Caravaca offers the perfect option a walk around the park in which are to be found the Springs of the Marquis (las Fuentes del Marqus). These and the park, are a very short distance from the town itself not much over a mile. A map and information leaet can be obtained from the Caravaca Tourist Ofce. At the Fuentes, there is a sizeable parking area off the road, opposite a hotel and with the Restaurante Fuentes del Marqus adjacent to the car park. The park is named after the Marquises of San Mams who once owned the area.

which runs through La Encarnacin, on the Caravaca side of the village. They are well signed. The way up to them is on a rough track for perhaps a mile. Cars can drive up this track and there is a reasonable rough parking area by the ermita and the temples. However, it is a steep, rough drive and we had to be very careful over some of the ruts.

The main feature when you arrive at the temples is the large ermita (church). It was built in the second quarter of the 15th Century, and stones from the Roman Temples were used. Both the ermita and the two temples have explanatory signboards (in Spanish). The small Temple of Jupiter (Temple A) was constructed around the 1st Century BC. Today, it is just the foundations of Temple A which survive, but you can see the outline of the two rooms which formed it. The explanatory sign has a useful diagram to help you understand the layout. Most of the remains of the larger temple (Temple B) were, unfortunately, built over by the church. Construction may have begun in the rst half of the 2nd Century BC, and this temple was expanded on at least three separate occasions. Today, you can see the positioning of some of the columns, but the visible remains are again very limited. In addition, two signs direct you the 200 or so yards to where the Romans excavated some of their stone, just beyond the car parking area. The steps in the rock show the excavated area where work is said to have continued until the 2nd Century AD.

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There are examples displayed from the Stone Age of an elephant and a rhinoceros jaw, two canine teeth from Neanderthal man, some tools such as scrapers and a chisel like implement. Exhibits from the Copper Age (third millennium BC) include various cooking pots, arrow heads, an axe head and, from a nearby site of a multiple burial, grave goods, including axes, copper and bone daggers, marine shells used for personal adornment, and various pieces of pottery. The Bronze Age and the Argaric Civilization follow and especially impressive is a massive burial pot (a Pithoi) which is displayed, probably dating from around the middle of the second millennium, but the most impressive artifact of this era was in a display case just inside the entrance to the museum - an earring in yellow gold which had come from the necropolis at the nearby Los Molinos de Papel. Caravaca has a particularly rich Roman heritage and another display case has numerous objects from this era including pottery, cooking pots, needles, a brooch, a dice, parts of a lantern and plates. Elsewhere in the museum you will nd a display of various coins mainly from the Roman era, while the central area of the museum has a large collection of Roman masonry, pottery, hand grinders, various implements, earrings, other rings, daggers, an adz, sheets of lead, iron nails and idols.

From the car park, you descend a constructed stone path to a wide track below the restaurant, where you will walk alongside a small canalised water channel among the trees and very soon come to the 17th Century Torre de las Fuentes which houses an Interpretation Centre. If you climb the rough steps beside the tower, there is a small viewing area, looking down on the site of a 17th Century ermita. As you continue on the main track, the water is very clear and you can see sh of various sizes; some quite large. Then you come to the rst spring with picnic tables around it. Other springs follow. If you follow the path far enough, you will arrive at some tunnels and caves in the rock. There is a simple walk through the short main tunnel from where you can see the town of Caravaca quite close in front of you. However, unless you want a good walk back to the car park from Caravaca, now is the time to retrace your steps. In the Archaeological Museum, we had been particularly struck by the prominence given to the remains of two Roman temples, said to be the oldest found in the Western Mediterranean. These are situated about 8 miles from Caravaca. To get to them, you take the Caravaca to Lorca road and turn off to La Encarnacin. The temples are off the road

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Historical Tour of Casicas Del Portal-Calar De Sevilla On Sunday 26th May, we started our relentless pursuit of emotions, on a morning when the landscape was hidden in mist. Our route started at the Casicas del Portal and as we ascended the steep slopes of Benizar, we could barely see the car in front of us. We advanced slowly in the mist until Casicas del Portal arose before our eyes, like a ghostly apparition. It was not cold, but the wet air greeted everyone and we began to walk in the fog. The backdrop of aerial views of the Barranco de Hondares, wasm shrouded in a huge cloud that transported us to a world of medieval or fantastic history; those in which fairies and elves scurry among old oaks and walk through a sea of green vegetation that prevented us from seeing the road. There were owers everywhere, and Pedro explained all of them to us. The lush spring is in full swing and the rain has helped the last seed to bear fruit, increasing the vegetation.

work done our ancestors to lay stone upon stone, leveling the narrow side of the ravine, providing the platform with no architects or machinery. We nd it difcult to believe that they were capable of something like this without the technologies that we enjoy today. We found a feather of a Golden Eagle before we moved to the foot of the cenajos where we could not see the ground as everything around us was a vast meadow, a garden of colourful owers. Suddenly we heard a cry and looked in the stone walls that towered over us like giants, and there was a warning Bunting male protecting the female waiting in a bush with her chicks. You should not enter the nest or give away his location and the female waited patiently, watching from above, awaiting our departure.

path that lead us into the depths of oaks, where hanging lichens lined the branches of these old trees, the size of which we have never seen elsewhere. We caught a glimpse of the mist just over the environment, creating a magical play of light on the carpet of moss and owers. We meandered along, in search of the entrance to the caves, which seemed inaccessible where geological processes and erosion had carved curious shapes that provoked our admiration. Today we have thousands of examples wherever we look. The minute details of the owers are amazing; the whims of raindrops of fragility seem impossible. This fantastic environment could not be uninhabited and we surprised two of his tenants; a lonely goat that had found shelter for imminent birth and a pair of crows perched on a small ledge scrutinizing the fog, waiting for it to clear. We did not disturb these animals in the privacy of their home, and we cross the oak forest in search of the last ight of steps that gently descended to the foot of the cenajos, amazed by the incredible and enormous

We went down one last gully between Jaras Blancas and Iniestas, descending the stone

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We continued to follow the remains of walls that held this ancient paved road that connected with Cordel de Helln, among century old oaks and lush moss-clad rocks. We had lunch at the edge of the cenajos and discovered the environment, agreeing on the feeling of being in a province of northern Spain. We could not see any birds, so we listened and recognized the songs and calls of tree creepers, common tits, robins, and wrens, chirping from the fog seeking contact with their mates.

The sandstone and erosion are a giant artwork and they are so close and overwhelming that we are aware of our fragility. We arrived at the bottom of the steps by which we ascend, to return to our stony path to Casicas del Portal. The fog was high and we could see the landscape that had remained hidden. We accelerated our pace as our appetites were growing for the delicious specialties at the Bar el Fo de Benizar. These were accompanied with wines from the Tertia de Ulea in Moratalla and topped with homemade desserts. We had good company and the magical feeling of having lived for a few hours in a world full of magic and beauty, away from the chores of daily life ... full of energy again!

During the hot months of July and August, there is not much going on in the area of Northwest Murcia except for estas and holidaying. Many Spanish come to the area from Madrid and Barcelona for their long summer break. The country houses that have stood empty for most of the year will be full of large Spanish families enjoying the cooler, fresher air of the campo. There will be parties going on and the noise level will increase somewhat as the Spanish enjoy the long summer evenings with their families. One of the main estas going on this month will be the Running of the Bulls, especially the one in Moratalla, which is celebrated from 11th to 17th July. There will be the usual rockets going off from 6.30 in the morning and re crackers exploding in the town before the morning Bull Runs. These usually alternate between being held in the morning and the evening, but as usual the actual programme is not available until at least the start of the esta. There will be plenty of activities going on during the week, ending with a spectacular rework display at the end. Northwest Murcia is well known for being an area of agricultural importance, with hundreds of fruit, almond and olive trees with the harvesting of the apricots now over. Another tree that they are trying to introduce into the area is the pistachio.

These trees can be found in Yecla, Mula and Jumilla where the climate is ideal for the pistachio to thrive. Like many trees that produce nuts, the pistachio does not need a lot of watering and the hot temperatures during the summer months in the Northwest of Murcia improves the quality and quantity of these nuts that are becoming so popular throughout the world. The pistachio is high in bre and iron and yet is low in fat content with no cholesterol. Now the good weather is here, all res and barbeques in the area are banned until 1st October in national parks and forests. This ban includes the use of gas res and there will be vigilant patrols made in these areas to help prevent the forest res that destroy huge areas of trees and wildlife. Last year, many hundreds of acres of land in the Murcia region were destroyed by forest res, amazingly enough, some of them started deliberately. To celebrate World Environment Day on 6th June, the Mayor of Bullas, Pedro Chico, together with other members of the Council, gave out free plants in exchange for an item of rubbish that can be recycled. As we all know, every household produces thousands of kilos of rubbish each year, much of which could be recycled. The initiative was to make people aware of what can be recycled. There has been a search carried out at the Town Hall in Caravaca. The Mayor, Domingo Aranda has been indicted and a number of boxes of documents have been removed from the ofces. It is rumoured to involve the company Golden Sky and a development in the Archivel area. Aranda is a popular member of the PP, but like so many mayors in Spain, he seems to have been caught up in another

nancial scandal. Cehegn Scene This month there will be three guided tours in the old town. The tours will take place on 6th and 13th July during the morning and on 27th July in the evening. The morning tours will commence at 11am and the evening tour begins at 10pm. Reservations and more information on these and other tours taking place during the summer months are available from the tourist information ofce. The Archaeological Site of Begastri is opened for visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm. You will be able to see a video presentation followed by a guided tour to see the remains of the Iberian culture before the IV century B.C. Free Nature Walks Cehegin provides a variety of landscapes which include woods, mountains, hills, sloping valleys, scrubland and streams. These natural habitats host ora and fauna of special interest which provide a priceless tourist and educational resource. The walks take place on the last Saturday of each month and are designed for people of all ages who enjoy hiking at fairly easy levels which makes them accesible for the whole family. The tourist walks are free and start at 9.00 am, they are between 4 and 9 km, and will take between 2 to 3 hours. On Saturday 27th July, following the Sendero Turstico de las Maravillas, we will pass close to the area of Gilico arriving after a gentle climb at the area known as la Tierra de los 7 colores where you will be able to observe the unique geological formation that shows the earth in its many different shades of red, grey, violet etc. The distance of this walk is 6km and it will take approximately 2 hours with an average incline of 5.4% - 5.1% The Ecological Park Is Closed Until Further Notice If there are any further enquiries please contact the Cehegin Tourist Ofce on 968 723 550 or visit our tourist website www.turismocehegin.es Santiago Leo Cehegin Tourist Ofce

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Pat and Maura from ADS Locksmith are pleased to announce that they have obtained the licence to operate rental sun-loungers and umbrellas under the name Park and Lay on the Main Beach at Puerto de Mazarrn and the Beach at La Isla. Why not come on down and say hello; most of you will already know them either from ADS Property, ADS Locksmiths or ADS Insurance as they have been trading successfully in the area since 2003. They are looking forward to renewing acquaintances with those customers that they have not seen for a while and to catch up on all the chat with their regulars!

This summer there is no need to carry heavy equipment for your day out at the beach! Just bring your cool box, towel and swimming gear for a great day out and dont forget your sun-cream! Park and Lay have fantastic locations on both beaches with front-line sun-beds for hire. They operate from 09.00 to 21:00 every day. Their prices are very affordable with Sun-beds costing 5 each and Umbrellas at 3 each. It is Park and Lays policy to offer the best service at affordable prices. In Puerto de Mazarrn Park and Lay are situated right on the main beach, just a short stroll from the many bars and restaurants on the promenade. For those wanting a quieter location, why not choose the beach at La Isla by the Miramar Restaurant and across the

road from Residencial La Isla. This beach is very safe and shallow and is ideal for children. Pat and Maura hope you enjoy the summer sunshine and they look forward to welcoming you to their new venture. Hasta luego!!

Investigators Say Spain Is Number One For Benet Fraud Abroad. With an estimated 800,000 Britons living in Spain, its the number one country in the world for Britons committing benet fraud abroad. More allegations are made about people living in Spain whilst continuing to receive UK benets than in any other country where British expatriates live. Investigators from the Department of Work & Pension have issued a fresh appeal to British expats to report anyone they suspect of fraudulently claiming UK benets whilst living in Spain, to help stop taxpayers money being wasted on benet thieves when it could be spent on valuable public services such as hospitals and schools. Married couple Peter and Marilyn Flanders from Exmouth, Devon lied to benet ofcials about having no income or property in order to claim a variety of means-tested UK benets including housing and council tax benet. It later transpired that the couple owned a villa in Spain that, if declared, would have made them ineligible for the benets. In total they had fraudulently claimed over

30,000 of UK taxpayers money. They were given conscation orders and ordered to repay the money they had stolen or face imprisonment. David Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, said: Taxpayers money should be going to the people who need it most, not lining the pockets of criminals. The vast majority of British people overseas are law abiding, but those who are fraudulently claiming benets whilst living abroad are committing a crime. We are determined to put a stop to it. Investigators say the three most common types of benet fraud in Spain involve people who: Are on means-tested benets going abroad but failing to declare their absence Have undeclared property abroad Are working whilst claiming sickness benets. In Spain, claims for Income Support or Pension Credit are the most frequently investigated fraud. Benet fraudsters are thieves, so if you suspect someone of committing benet fraud in Spain, call the free and condential fraud hotline on 900 554 440, or ll in the online form available at www. dwp.gov.uk/benet-thieves-spain. Spend Your Time At The Festival, Not With Us, Foreign Ofce Warns Music Fans Visiting Spain British music fans heading for festivals in Spain this summer are being warned to

keep their possessions safe from thieves if they want to avoid spending time with the police and British Consulates instead of enjoying the music. A new video on YouTube at https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=Ii7pW26_Td0 contrasts the fun of festivals with victims of crime, talking about how having their things stolen ruined a good time. Its already attracting thousands of views. Viewers are encouraged to embed it on their websites or share it with friends, to ensure the message gets seen as widely as possible. Within a minute, we turned round and the bag was gone, says one. Id been warned, but you never think its going to happen to you, adds another, as the video shows victims who found out just how quickly and easily things can disappear. The video was lmed during Festival Internacional de Benicassim (FIB) last year. Its message Make sure you spend your time at the festival, not with us aims to encourage music fans to keep their belongings safe before going off to enjoy the beach or a gig. Dave Thomas, Consular Director responsible for Spain, said Two simple steps can help you avoid becoming a victim of crime at festivals. Firstly; dont leave your valuables behind in your tent or out of sight even for a minute. Keep them in a zipped pocket or bag. Secondly, treat your passport as a valuable document. If it gets lost or stolen, youll miss out on the festival while you are getting a new one to get home. Getting a replacement travel document is both time-consuming and expensive and British Consulates, which are always busier during music festivals, say the more cases they can prevent, the better.

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This is what happened in a popular bar in Puerto de Mazarrn. The Proprietor of Saralaras, Sara Peters wanted to exceed the amazing amount of money raised in previous years for the popular charity Ex-Servicemens Association (ESAMD). In 2011 500 was raised; in 2012 1,274 and the challenge in 2013 was to top that. Sara came up with the idea along the lines of Calendar Girls and with a collective group of women from the bar this idea came to fruition. The planning began in January this year and after a series of meetings, a general theme of the 1940s was decided, incorporating well known slogans from the war. From there onwards, tasks were allocated, sponsors sourced, props identied and produced and the photographer and printer determined. Everyone in the team played their part in getting this project on the road.

Five months later the calendar was ready for production. Having worked very closely with a local Spanish photographer, (tereFOTO), in Puerto de Mazarrn and a Spanish printer Graco Alamo from Fuente Alamo the calendar is ready to go with a predicted launch date of the 5th July 2013. The whole experience has been entertaining and rewarding and a real team effort, from those behind the scenes who lovingly created props and assisted with photograph shoots and dress rehearsals, to the actual calendar girls themselves, not forgetting our sponsors, Brian Jones, Godfrey Hyde and Gary Sockett collectively known as the Three Amigos! and The Market Tavern, Furniture Plus, The Tea Pot, The New Royal, Restaurante Marina and Viggos/Boca Pizza in Puerto de Mazarrn and from Elliotts and Janes Salon in Bolnuevo as

well as numerous well wishers and contributors. The 2014 calendars will be available from Saralaras, Puerto de Mazarrn and at various other outlets throughout Bolnuevo, Camposol, Puerto de Mazzaron and beyond! Chris Clarke chrisclarke22@yahoo.co.uk

I have to admit that I am a real lover of spicy food. On holiday in Tunisia once, even the waiters seemed a little bemused by the English woman who had the spiciest dishes on the menu each night and I have been known to eat Scotch bonnet peppers whole with my salads! If I go out to eat, I like to nd food with both a lot of heat AND a lot of avour and the other day at the

Quality Indian Restaurant on Camposol B that was certainly the case. We chose from the A la Carte menu in the evening and the service was prompt and very friendly. The starter of Prawn Puri was delicious and is very highly recommended, whilst my friend chose the Samosas, described as very tasty. Our main courses were Chicken Madras with a Keema Naan on the side and a Tikka Masala. Both dishes were very tasty, although as a real spice head I could have taken the Madras with a bit more heat. Im not exactly a standard client and the kids do say that I have an asbestos mouth, so I think that for the majority of customers it would be perfect.

rant is open seven days a week on Camposol Sector B 12 noon until 3:30pm and evenings from 6pm until midnight. There is also free delivery on Camposol and surrounding areas and to order or make a reservation call 968 199 198. Rating: (out of 5) Quality : Service : Value for Money : Location :

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I keep getting asked for vegetarian recipes and I know there are a lot of you out there. I am not a veggie, but I dont eat meat every day and really enjoy some of the dishes below. My husbands favourite is cheese and potato pie; very easy and inexpensive to do, but I have to limit him or he would eat it every week. The quiche is good hot or cold and this time of year I serve it with salad. For a change this evening, why not try the tortillas? Again, very good with salad and so easy to do. I even have them instead of a sandwich when trying to cut my bread intake down. Buen Apetito Cheese Quiche Pastry 1 cups of wholemeal our Pinch of salt 4 oz butter Cold water to mix

Filling 4 eggs 275 ml milk 30ml tomato puree 30ml Worcestershire sauce 30ml chopped parsley 30ml chopped chives 125g grated cheese (any, but the stronger the cheese, the more the avour) Make pastry by mixing ingredients and chill. Beat eggs with the milk, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and herbs. Mix in the cheese. Roll out pastry and line quiche dish. Pour in the egg mixture and bake for 40 minutes on 200 C Macaroni Cheese 225g short cut macaroni 65g butter 90ml our 900ml milk Salt and pepper

level tsp mustard 225g cheese 45ml breadcrumbs Cook the macaroni in a large saucepan until tender. Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the our and cook gently for 1 minute. Remove from pan and gently stir in milk. Bring to the boil and continue to cook, stirring until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and add seasoning, mustard, 2/3rds of the cheese and the macaroni. Pour into an oven dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese and the breadcrumbs on top. Bake in an oven 200C for 20 minutes or until brown. Fish Cakes 350g salmon 175g haddock 300ml milk 3 bay leaves 450g potatoes 25g butter 1 tbsp tarragon and dill Pinch of nutmeg 50g our 2 eggs 75g breadcrumbs 2 tbsp sunower oil Put the sh in a pan with the milk and bay leaves. Bring to boil and simmer until aky. Peel and chop potatoes. Cook in boiling water until tender. Drain and mash with butter. Mix in herbs and nutmeg. Skin sh and break into large akes. Mix with mash and shape into patties (makes around 8). Coat each one rst with our then egg and nally dip in breadcrumbs. Cook shcakes for 3 minutes on each side in oil until golden. Tortillas with Corn and Beans 2230g red kidneys beans 340g sweetcorn 1 red and 1 green pepper 2 cloves of garlic 3tbsp sunower oil 1 tbsp oregano 2tsp cumin 150ml vegetable stock 8 wheat tortillas Salt and pepper Rinse and drain kidney beans and sweetcorn. Finely cut the peppers and chillies and crush the garlic. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the peppers, garlic and chillies for 3-5 minutes. Stir in the beans and sweetcorn, oregano and cumin. Season and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Heat the tortillas in a dry frying pan for 30 seconds each side and serve with the mixture rolled inside. Ma Millbanks Cheese and Potato Pie 740g potatoes, peeled and cut 2 large onions 8oz cheddar cheese, grated Salt and pepper Boil potatoes for 20 minutes or until soft. Cut onions and fry until browned. Drain potato and mash while hot. Add 7oz of cheese to potatoes and mash again. Add fried onions and mix again. Add salt and pepper. Tip mash into a buttered oven proof dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of mash. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes in an oven on 180C until brown on top.

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Representative of the British Humanist Association (BHA) visits Mazarrn Humanists are atheists or agnostics who believe in leading a good life. We are not irresponsible hedonists. We believe that other people should also ourish and have a good life, so we are very concerned about ethics These were the opening remarks of Sara Passmore, head of Education and Promotions at the BHA, who on 17th May, at the Restaurant Color addressed a meeting of the Spanish Humanist Association (SHA), formerly the Evolutionists of Almeria and Murcia. Sara said that people form moral judgments all the time and sometimes when we learn new facts we change our judgments. The views of Humanists are based on the available evidence, not on any dogma or sacred text. To illustrate this process, she then facilitated lively discussions around two top-

ics. When is a war just? and Some people should be treated better than others. Everybody at the meeting got stuck in to the arguments and there was a thoroughly enjoyable and good humoured exing of ethical muscle. In the light of the debate a few people found they had changed their minds. The effectiveness (or otherwise) of the nuclear deterrent was brilliantly aired by a reading from Yes, Minister.

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Ms Passmore told the meeting that the BHA is concerned to improve the representation of the views and interests of non-religious people. Examples of this are her current efforts to develop non-religious pastoral support for people in the armed forces, in prison and for people who are terminally ill. The association also trains and accredits celebrants who conduct secular weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals. 25% of people in the last UK census said they had no religion, said Richard Ward, president of the SHA. We can assume that the same is true for the expatriate community living in Spain. We welcome new members. Apart from the discussions, walks, outings and lunches, many of us just enjoy meeting like-minded people. Anyone interested in contacting the group can do so via our website at www.bolnuevo.com
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Dog With Rabies Is First Case In Spain In 35 Years Spain is on red-alert as the rst-ever case of rabies in dogs since 1978 has been detected, but the ministry of health insists that the risk of infection is very low. The dog from Catalunya bit four children and an adult in the city of Toledo and was found to be infected with rabies. This condition affects the nervous system, is fatal and has no cure, but animals should be vaccinated against it by Spanish law. A control period of six months has been declared around the area where the dog came from. Authorities will be closely monitoring domestic pets and wild animals in the area and calling for compulsory rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, ferrets and other mammals. Dogs are the main transmitters of rabies, which can be passed on to humans and other animals via bites or deep scratches. The ministry says that where a person has been bitten by a strange animal, they should immediately wash the wound under a strong jet of water and with soap for at least ve minutes and if possible treat with disinfectant. In the event of any possible risk, animals should be taken straight to the vet and people should go to their nearest health centre or A&E department. Police Dog Wins Gold Medal For Bravery From UK Charity The PDSA has given 21 medals to guide dogs, police dogs and airline sniffer dogs over the years and the latest award is for Ajax. He and his guide, Sergeant Juan Carlos Alabarces, were working voluntarily with the explosives squad trying to trace a bomb in Mallorca on July 30th 2009. Basque terrorists ETA had already let off an explosive device in the resort of Palma Nova, killing two police ofcers. Ajax sniffed out a bomb underneath a vehicle outside the Guardia Civil station. Ajaxs training allowed him to creep up to the bomb without activating the sensor and, once he had alerted his guide to its presence, emergency services were able to evacuate the entire block and detonate the device under controlled conditions. Nobody was hurt due to the plucky poochs actions. The gold medal from the PDSA is awarded for an outstanding act of bravery or exceptional dedication to duty and social commitment. Ajax is the rst dog in Spain and only the second outside the UK to receive the medal. It will be presented to him at the El Bosque Theatre in Mstoles, Madrid, during the Police and International Military Guide Dogs annual ceremony.

Valencia-Based Cell and Tissue Bank Makes Transplants For Pets Possible Already becoming common practice with human medicine, extracting and harvesting stem cells and using tissues and organs to perform transplants and regenerate damaged body parts is starting to become possible in domestic animals, according to scientists in Valencia. Biologist Vicente Mirabet, director of the rm Tisulab, based at Valencia General University Hospital Foundation, says the team have frozen samples of bones, tendons, skin, cells and nerves at -80C, always extracted either from animals which have died of natural causes or from live animals, but non-invasively and in all cases, in completely humane circumstances. Tisulab has been involved in Zoe, an 11-yearold mare, who suffers from osteoarthritis, diagnosed after the top-level show jumper went lame in both forelegs. The Tisulab team have managed to cure her condition by inltrating plasma with a high concentration of platelets into her. Although she may never be able to compete at international level again, the mares lameness is now a thing of the past and she can be ridden once again. Costa Del Sol Tram Lent To Australian City To Pay Off Town Hall Debts Vlez-Mlaga council spent 38 million euros on the tramway link between the town centre and the beach in 2007, but it has not been used for several years. Funding cuts imposed when the recession began to bite meant the service gradually dwindled to nothing. In a bid to reduce its ever-growing debts, Vlez-Mlagas local government has decided to rent the tram system and the entire transport line is due to be shipped to Sydney, Australia which already has a well-developed underground tube train network serving the entire metropolis. The underground runs regularly to practically every corner of the city, including the airport with the only real exception being Bondi Beach, which can be reached by the regular bus lines that also complement the metro. Authorities in the capital of New South Wales and globally-popular backpackers haunt consider that yet another public transport link would not go amiss. More Than 498,000 To Recover The Historical Distribution Of Lynx In The Region The Governing Council has approved an agreement between the Region of Murcia and Andalusia to develop the recovery of the historical distribution of the Iberian lynx in Spain and Portugal. This programme, known as Iberlince, is being jointly funded by the Ministry of the Presidency and the EU. The goal is to increase both the number of this carnivorous mammal and establish appropriate new areas for it to breed, thereby reducing the degree of threat to this species. This programme is part of the project Life and Nature and Biodiversity, launched by the European Commission

Drinking Tap Water Instead Of Bottled In Government Meetings Could Save 50 Million Euros A Year National Water Boards Association AGA says Spain is among the ve countries that consumes the most bottled water in the world; around ve billion bottles a year. This translates to between 100 and 150 litres per inhabitant per year; between two and three litres daily, as dieticians recommend, but as it is bought in bottles and costs between 200 and 1,000 times the price of water from taps. AGA says there is no evidence to suggest that bottled water either tastes better or has greater quality hygiene, nutritional or health aspects. Even if we take the lower end of this estimate, we have a cost of around 50 million euros a year, which would be saved almost entirely if people drank tap water. There are also kilos of plastic which are discarded when water bottles are disposed of; only 13% ends up in recycling or plastic treatment plants. The rest winds up in parks, gardens, streets and other public areas and, as plastic bottles are not biodegradable, the total of these causes more environmental damage than natural disasters. AGA explains that, per glass of water contained in plastic bottles, a total of 185 grams of CO2 are emitted into the atmosphere; the equivalent of a car travelling for a kilometre, compared to less than 0.3gm by lling a glass from the tap or from a jug of tap water on the table. Encouraging Recycling Of Packaging The regional government has given the green light to an agreement between the Presidential and Ecoembalajes Spain, to carry out the collection and recovery of packaging waste paper and cardboard and light packaging, such as plastic and metal food containers. The aim is to prevent and reduce the environmental impact of this type of packaging and improve the management of waste produced throughout its life cycle. Environmental awareness is also another important aspect of the agreement. This is to comply with European legislation, marking a series of recycling targets to be met by member states EU. Ecoembalajes Spain is a non-prot entity that is constituted as managing the integrated packaging management. Bank Boss Jailed For Defrauding Elderly Clients Of Six-Figure Sum Belarmino de la Fuentes appeal to the Supreme Court failed and the judge has upheld his 3 year sentence imposed by the Provincial Court of Len. He was manager of Caja Espaa in Castrocontrigo (Len) from 19962008 and his elderly customers, husband and wife Roque and Delia and Roques brother Segismundo, had a great relationship of friendship and trust with the accused. They had very limited education and practically no knowledge of nances and when they signed a series of papers, they believed these were just to authorise a withdrawal from their accounts. In practice they were blank contracts allowing De la Fuente to take money from their deposits. The clients always signed whatever papers the accused put in front of them without reading them rst and from 2003-2008, the former bank manager withdrew sums ranging from 100 to 8,000 on over 100 occasions. The account-holders had no knowledge of this until a female employee saw their account records, became suspicious and led a complaint.

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R o c k y s owners abandoned him at the vets. He is 2 years old, neutered, vaccinated (including against Leish) and chipped. He is good with other dogs and loves to play. Call 645 469 253 Fernando is in need of a new home as his owners are moving to the Philippines. He is around 11 months old and is a Labrador cross Podenco. He is house trained, neutered, vaccinated and chipped. Call 698 552 016 Maya is a 15 month old German Shepherd and friends rescued her from a perrera. She is a lovely, happy girl, very friendly and is negative for Mediterranean diseases. Call 634 372 366 Lucy is around 15 months old and was found in the campo a month ago. She is a very friendly girl, good with other dogs and has been sterilised. She looks like a retriever x whippet and weighs 8 kilos. Call 645 469 253 To view more animals for adoption go to www.petsinspain.com To advertise an animal for adoption email info@petsinspain.info
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Dear Editor Congratulations to Matt and Alan of Rainbow Satellites on their very good and very busy craft fair, at The Club House Camposol. Ill certainly be looking for the next one. Also congratulations to all the stall holders from The Artisan Co-operative; the standard was awe inspiring. Well done. I hope you will have another nearer Christmas as there will be some fabulous presents to buy. R Davies Dear Editor Joyce Hoy of Bolnuevo would like to pass on her thank to you all. I cannot nd the words to describe my gratitude to all those people that helped Ken and I during the latter stages of his illness. I have never known or experienced such care, kindness and dedication. My thanks to the translators who have worked with us on the numerous hospital visits during the last four years and thanks to MABS for arranging translators for our hospital visits and sending a nurse to our home to care for Ken. Thanks to our doctor Concepcion Navarro Hernandez at Mazarrn Salud; she was tireless in her care for Ken and support she gave me. Thanks to Elena Martinez and her team from ESCP Cartagena, who visited Ken at our home and made him comfortable. My praise to the Murciano de Salud; the service, treatment and care was of the very best and at the end when Ken was taken to hospital we were treated like royalty with reverence and kindness. Thanks to my friends and neighbours who have driven me to the hospital, taken me shopping, helped with organizing things and just been there for me. I do not believe I could have got through the last six months without your care and kindness. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Joyce Hoy.
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evening of 17th May. We went to see the Harlequins Rock Choir - what a fantastic night!! The Choir was entertaining and professional and not at all what we expected. Congratulations to them and their Musical Director. Keep on Rocking! There is one other point I would like to raise, as I am now on my soap box! I would like to thank Paul from Noahs ARC. I have called him on so many occasions regarding injured and abandoned dogs and never once has he let me or the dogs down. I do give items to the stall on Camposol Sector B and to the shop, now also on Sector B next to Caixa Bank, as and when I have items I no longer want, but this year I have told my family there will be no presents on their birthdays or Christmas; I will be donating the money to Noahs ARC Dog Charity. How often do you get asked, What do you want for your Birthday/Christmas? Think carefully; do you really need anything? How about joining me and give up your pressies this year because Noahs ARC always need more funds to carry on the great work they are doing. With Regards Debbie Camposol A Dear Editor On 16th May, I attended a memorial service/ celebration of the life of one of our clients who would have been 90 this summer. I thought having reached my 60s nothing would ever catch me out again, but this did. The lady moved to Spain after the sudden death of her partner of 34 years; quite a brave thing to do as she would have been in her mid 70s. She lived on Camposol, but then moved to a rented at in Bolnuevo. She was very independent, but when her health started to deteriorate she needed help. Her landladies helped with shopping and managing her limited income. They arranged Spanish cleaners and she was able to get on with her life with her two boys her beloved dogs Bobbie and Chi Chi. When she began to lose her mobility and during a spell in hospital more people came to her aid; GOmaD, Noahs ARC and the Lions offered support and dog walking. When I met her for the rst time it was clear she had been well educated and was used to being listened to. Age Concern took over the co-ordination of her helpers and provided 2 befrienders as well as nancial support through ACASA. Around this time she lost her last remaining relative, her sister in the UK, to cancer. When it was clear she could no longer manage the steps at the apartment, people helped her move to Camposol C. Some of the husbands put in medical aids in the bathroom and made sure the house was suitable for her needs. They regularly watered her plants, did her shopping walked the dogs and took her out on organised trips or just for a coffee, which was no mean feat as she was wheelchair bound by this time. What an amazing group of people!!! Unfortunately her health failed and she was hospitalised and in a convalescent home for nearly 12 weeks. The volunteers, especially those from the church visited her, taking in supplies etc. The dogs went into kennels and were eventually re-homed. The authorities told her she needed to go to a care home as she could no longer manage to live on her own, but she refused and therefore they would not offer any support. She also refused to let ACASA try to repatriate her. This tried the patience of a lot of the volunteers because she would clearly need more care than they

felt they could give. Calida Caring Agency, who had been monitoring health matters provided 2 carers for 1 hour a day which she paid for. I dont think a day went past when they ever did just the hour, especially when she called them out. It is easy to say she had made her choice, but it is another to leave a vulnerable person when they ask for help. Volunteers still did many of the other chores she could no longer do for herself. She became bedridden and Calida Caring Agency provided a hospital bed and ripple mattress to relieve her sores. Each day she was asked if she wanted to go to hospital, but she always stubbornly said no. FAST helped and Pedro, the nurse from the medical centre, came at least once a week, as well helpers from the Gardening Group. It was never the situation we wanted, but it was the best we could do given the choices she had made. When she passed away, despite us securing funds for a funeral, the Town Hall interred her. Many of those who had been involved in her life needed some way to say goodbye and celebrate her life. Our fabulous English Funeral Director, Tony Smith and St Nicholas Ecumenical Church, came to the rescue by offering a lovely service. Rev Len Eaton MBE, Deacon Maureen Kent and Tony Smith provided their services free and the many who turned up to the service had very few dry eyes. I was overwhelmed by the closeness, compassion, caring and selessness of our local community, charities and businesses. We are so lucky to live here and I would like to say a huge thank you to all, as so many of them went the extra mile. I hope you feel this is worth sharing. Kind regards Ann Lambert Dear Editor Recently I went with the Welcome Group on a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords. Having never been on a trip with Welcome, I really did not know what to expect, but from the moment I called Rosemary I could not have been looked after any better. When we met, she answered all my questions regarding the trip and I could tell she was very well organised. From that moment she kept us in touch with updates on a regular basis. She then arranged a meeting with MSC on Camposol and again answered all our questions. When the day arrived, we were picked up on time and had a leisurely drive to Madrid where we stayed in an excellent hotel right on the Gran Via. Not having been to Madrid, before this was an added bonus to us. The coaches were there the next morning to take us to the airport and MSC checked us all in. The cruise was fantastic and I certainly would cruise with MSC again. Rosemary was around making sure that we were happy and everything was to our satisfaction. She even managed to get it to snow when we were at the top of the mountain! On the return trip the coaches were at Alicante airport and we even had a revolving neon sign on the front of the bus welcoming us back. I would like to thank Rosemary and Welcome for organising such a wonderful trip and we look forward to travelling with them again. The amount of work put into organising that trip must have taken many hours as nothing was left to chance. Ann Johnson

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Age Concern and its supporters have had a busy time. We had our monthly menu-deldia at Lagarto Verde, Puerto de Mazarrn on Wednesday 29th May. This was the perfect setting for 40 friends to enjoy a pleasant afternoon, being serenaded by the music of Timeless, four accomplished singers who generously give up their own time to support Age Concern. In June we were under the parasols at Bar Peyma and our next lunch will be on Wednesday 31st July at Copi Coy, the sports complex near Playa Grande in Puerto de Mazarrn. Five courses for 10. Why not come and join us? Our Summer Fair was held on Saturday 1st June at Lagarto Verde in Puerto de Mazarrn; lots of stalls selling clothing, ceramics, pies, sweets, bags, bling etc. Many people contribute to the success of our fairs. This one generated over 800 for Age Concern for which we are very grateful, not only to members of the public, but also to the kind people who set up stalls and donate all their income to our charity; also to the stallholders and traders

who make the whole event possible by participating in our fundraising day and making it a fun day for all. Rafe winners were: Kathleen Clark (menu-del-dia for two), Chris Clarke (teddy bear), Richard Wolfenden (chocolates & cava), Irene Ferguson (sandwich toaster). Look out for the date of our Christmas Fair. On Saturday 8th June Matt & Alan of The Artisan Co-operative organised a very successful Craft Fair; hopefully the rst of many, at The Club House, Camposol. Age Concern was nominated as the recipient of donations from the door and the rafe (all prizes were donated by traders, too many to mention here!). Over 300 visitors passed through the doors and 430 was raised for us on the day. Many thanks to Matt, Alan & The Co-operative. The Welcome Group is holding an open-air dance at Marianos, Camposol A on Tuesday 27th August. Dancing to the B Boppers, this event is being run to support Age Concern, for which we are very grateful to Rosemary and the Welcome Group. 8 entrance. 5 optional food. Tickets from the Welcome Group

Meeting on the rst Saturday of the month, 2pm at Marianos or telephone Welcome on 620 105 179. Our annual Black & White Ball will be on Wednesday 11th September at Puerto de Mazarrn Marina. Martin Ross and Karen Noble will keep you dancing all night. A chance to get dressed up, or just wear something black & white. Tickets 15 including cold buffet. Transport from Camposol or MCC for 5. Our next Talking Shop will be at 1.30pm on Wednesday 3rd July at the Cultural Centre, Camposol B. Come along for a chat & nd out what we do. Tickets: Friday 11am-1pm outside Bar Salud, Camposol B Wednesday & Thursday 10am-1pm Cultural Centre, Camposol Telephone: 634 310 215 (Camposol) or 634 336 484 (Port)

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Country Music Nights at The Club House, Camposol - 7th June Approximately 100 people attended our 4th Country Music Night in The Club House, Camposol C. This was the best night so far; the atmosphere was sizzling. It was one of those nights when everyone seemed determined to enjoy themselves. The majority of people were British, but there was also a sizeable contingent from Belgium, France and Spain. Isnt it wonderful how a friendly environment, coupled with good music, can overcome the language barrier! The milk helped create the atmosphere. Milk?!! We have teamed up with GO maD, the local charity who are always short of milk to distribute to those in desperate need in the Mazarrn area, so the entry fee on 7th June was the normal 3 plus a carton of milk. How many times in the previous week did we hear Dont forget the milk! 97 litres were handed in, so thank you one and all.

Ann taught the Line Dance Hobos. The response was so positive that it was danced a couple more times during the night. Tom and Helen taught the Virginia Reel; quite similar to The Grand Old Duke Of York. Jimmy Vincent then took centre stage not only was his sound excellent, but it was nice to see someone making the effort to look really smart on stage. During his 2nd spot (which started at 10.45pm), he was surprised when he was called off (round about midnight). He said he was enjoying himself so much; he thought he had only been on stage for 15 minutes or so!

We may have to consider making future nights ticket events. Normally The Club House can accommodate more than 100 people; however, as dancing is such an integral and important part of our nights, we will not compromise on the size of the dance oor; ie we would not reduce the dance oor to get more people in. In the meantime we will continue with pay at the door. Normally we meet on the 1st Friday of each month; however, please note that there will not be a dance on the 1st Friday of July, so our next Country Music evening will be on Friday 2nd August. The live music will be provided by Martin Ross. When the Country Music Night club started in March 2013, we had no sound equipment whatsoever. The various items required (amp/speakers/microphone/computer) were all borrowed (thanks to everyone who loaned their equipment). From the surplus funds over the past 4 months, all the necessary equipment has now been purchased Once again, thanks to all who came along and made it a truly unforgettable night .Well all remember the milk night! Any enquiries should be sent by email to helenwills46@yahoo.com or telephone/ text 610 632 152

During the interval, Gordon, after telling a Chic Murray Joke, handled the rafe. His wife wanted a photograph of him as he had never done anything like this before. When taking his picture, she forgot to include his head. Apparently this is not the rst time she has done this, as Gordon informs us that they have countless headless photographs at home!

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The Best Camposol Fiesta Ever.But Dont Mention the Sound System! When I look back over the last 6 months I truly wonder where the time went! There was the little matter of my wedding and honeymoon, but other than that, my life since November 2012 has been Fiesta!!! Preparations for Camposol Fiesta 2013 started in November 2012. The old committee had all retired and nding a new committee proved more difcult than expected and when I was rst asked to Chair the committee, we didnt actually have one! Eventually a committee was formed with Bruce Furness as Secretary, Pat Firth Treasurer and other members Alan Hogg, Stuart Fearn, Colin Dorsett and Nicola Green. Trudy Mockford acted as our ofcial translator. One of the biggest challenges we faced was fundraising. We concentrated our efforts on weekly rafes and the Grand Fiesta Draw. We decided to do something different for this years Fiesta and the rst prize was a 5000 Holiday Voucher with runner-up prizes of smaller value holiday vouchers, a 32 inch TV from TJ Electricals, a Puncture Safe Tyre voucher and a Dereks H2ozone Water Filter System. We decided to condense the Fiesta so that it started on Friday evening and ran almost nonstop until midnight on the Saturday night. Friday evening was dedicated to Tribute Acts, starting with Phil Collins and nishing with The Beatles Experience a Lennon and McCartney duo. There wasnt a spare seat to

be had from the ofcial start of the Fiesta at 6pm until Stevie T said goodnight at 2am on Saturday morning.

Saturday morning started with the traditional Fun Run and the Tug O War that was won by Alley Palais. The day included pony rides from Meta Riding Stables, bouncy castle, face painting, stalls and a dedicated Childrens Magician. Throughout the whole afternoon the seats were lled and the stage was rocking with performers. The Camposol Guitar Club was followed by the Harlequins Rock Choir who were quite marvellous!

Im Sexy and I know it and Jailhouse Rock. The show continued with a traditional Spanish avour with the amazingly talented and beautiful Flamenco dancers from Raquel Pea Dance Company, followed by the fantastic vocals of Pitu. M u r c i a Dance then gave an excellent and energetic performance. Unfortunately once again the sound system let us down. Soul Power, from Torrevieja was unable to continue and by the time the girls from Two Shoes came to perform, the sound was untenable, but Lucy & Charley from Two Shoes entertained the crowd, posing for photographs and signing autographs. Stevie T saved the day with disco party tunes and we brought the Fireworks Finale forward and watched whilst the c r o w d whooped and squealed as the sky was lit up by possibly the best display ever seen over Camposol. On behalf of the Committee, I would like to say a special thank you to Byron our compere and also all our sponsors, supporters and rafe ticket sellers without whom this Fiesta would not have been possible. Michelle Miles Chair of Camposol Fiesta 2013 Photos Copyright: Ted Oddy

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There was a fashion show by Branded and a Talent Show sponsored by Miles Better Entertainment. The show was judged by Two Shoes, the UK X Factor Finalists and Ken Simon Cowell Payne. The standard of performers was excellent with singers, dancers and musicians of all ages. The judges were genuinely impressed and the unanimous winner was Jay Buckley, a cheeky 11 year old who wowed the crowd with his rendition of

A Step In The Right Direction For Camposol It has long been thought by the CRA Central Liaison Committee that we need to take a more proactive approach in the political scene of Mazarrn. We started that process at the last AGM where we removed from our rules the statement that we were a non-political organisation. Our Political Sub Committee has worked hard to prepare the ground for Camposols own political party. That work is now complete and we need three Spanish citizens to establish that party, something we expats cannot do under Spanish law. The CRA has funded this work but it is now for interested individuals to take it over, as the CRA itself will not be a political party. Since the last election the PP and PSOE parties have made no contact with the CRA. That indicates the level of interest they have in helping us achieve our aims. The PP party even voted against the bridge repairs for Camposol, which in itself speaks volumes.

Bob Owen and his team have had a number of private meetings with the party ofcials of the UIDM. They successfully negotiated to appoint Jos Navarro as our District Mayor; a major step forward for Camposol, with one of our own committee, a Spanish citizen and resident of Camposol, now with direct access to the town hall ofcials. This is paying dividends already and many residents problems have been resolved by Jos. At our last meeting on the 6 June, Bob and Jos met with Gines Campillo, Mayor of Mazarrn, Juan Andres Martinez, President of the UIDM and Juan Pedro Martinez, the party spokesman. The UIDM stated that they are committed to Camposol and to resolving its many problems, albeit they are complex and it will take some considerable time to resolve them all. They said they wanted to work with the CRA to achieve these aims and readily admitted they needed our help. They want us to take a proactive part in this process and offered Bob and Jos positions on the executive committee of the UIDM. This will involve
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weekly meetings and will give us access and input to the decision-making process of the UIDM and ultimately the council. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain by cooperating with the UIDM. Bob made it quite plain to them that if they do resolve Camposols problems we would not need our own political party. Mazarrns political past has seen both the PSOE and PP parties in power. The latter alienated the people, which prompted the UIDM to form. Juan Pedro Martinez, party spokesman has stated that they are not the usual type of politicians, but just people who wanted to work hard to improve the lives of all Mazarrns citizens including those on Camposol. Bob Owen www.cracamposol.com Chairman info@camposol.com CRA Central Liaison Committee

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I would like to thank all the members of the Harlequins Rock Choir for their sterling efforts in approaching many of the local businesses, asking them for their support by donating rafe prizes for our charity event in aid of the Ambulance Fund. Our event was held on 17th May at the Club House Golf, Camposol and of course our grateful thanks to the many businesses who gave fantastic gifts and to the many Harlequins Rock Choir members who personally gave gifts which enabled us to offer in excess of 40 fantastic rafe prizes for our guests to win. Thanks also to Ken from PALS who offered his services to act as doorman, ensuring tickets were available to our guests who didnt already have one! Not an easy job and we very much appreciated his offer thanks again Ken. We were supported by over 100 guests and we hope that the choirs performance came

up to the expectations of everyone. I know we, the choir, enjoyed delivering our programme of songs and our reward was you, our audience, showing your appreciation.

The disco following the choirs performance seemed to go down very well and I am sure would have gone on for much longer had licence laws allowed! A total of 835 was raised thanks to the support of everyone concerned. This amount was presented to Stevie T at the Cultural Centre, Camposol, by the Harlequins Rock Choir on Tuesday, 21st May. In return Stevie T had a surprise of his own. On behalf of Costa Clida Radio, he presented the Harlequins Rock Choir with their very own banner for our future performances thank you very much Steve!

By the time you read this, the Harlequins Rock Choir will have sung in aid of Operation Smile at Los Almagros on Friday 7th June and the Camposol Fiesta on Saturday 15th June. Murcia Dance Group will have performed to one of our songs on that day. We are also pleased to have been invited by Stevie T to perform at the Rock Festival in Puerto de Mazarrn on Saturday 28th September time to be conrmed. On behalf of the Harlequins Rock Choir thank you to everyone who has supported us. If you would like more information please contact our Musical Director, Ann Thompson on 628 149 840 The Choir That Rocks

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If you live in the Mazarrn Bay area, you can now play Duplicate Bridge every Monday morning at the 3* Hotel La Cumbre in Puerto de Mazarrn.

formalise the Club was held in 2013. The Meeting was attended by 24 of the now 40 members. A President & Committee were elected for the remainder of 2013, and the name Mazarrn Bay Bridge Club (MBBC)/ Club de Bridge Bahia de Mazarrn was formally adopted.

We are a friendly, multi-national group including English, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian, German, and the occasional Scot and Welshman! Most of our members come from around the Mazarrn area, though several come from as far away as Cartagena in the east, San Gins in the west - and one even travels from near Granada to play. Now we are fully established, we are creating a Club Website and looking to expand and encourage new membership. We welcome both experienced & inexperienced Bridge pairs, either on a regular or occasional (eg whilst on holiday) basis. If you dont have a partner, we will try & x you up with one. Members arrive by 9.30am for play to start at 9.45am and the bridge lasts until 12.45pm. Usually there are 20-24 players (5 or 6 Tables). Annual Membership is only 5. For more information, telephone Phil on 968 15 07 22.

From humble beginnings back in October 2012, with only 9 players using home-made equipment, the inaugural General Meeting to

The rst FAST Spring Ball was a truly magnicent event and a real night to remember. Over 100 people attended the event in the beautiful setting of Restaurante Amapola in Bolnuevo. They provided us with an excellent 4 course meal with the superb service that we have come to expect from this ever-popular

venue. It also gave us all the chance to dress up in our evening wear which only made the event that little bit more special.

added to the great party atmosphere. The entertainment courtesy of The Wildcat also went down extremely well as they cover a variety of artistes including Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Cher, to name but a few. We will denitely be inviting them back to future events as they had everyone up on the dance oor before the meal was even nished! We raised over 600 from this event and would like to say a big thank you to all the FAST supporters who made this event possible and to JJ Puppies for their donation to the rafe. We could not provide this invaluable service without you.
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2 coaches came from Camposol and many others from Puerto de Mazarrn and surrounding villages, so everyone was able to relax and enjoy a drink or two as well, which

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July Fiesta On Saturday July 13 in Puerto de Mazarrn the esta will start. Visit www.mazarron.es for full information. There will be four prizes for the top four oats, whether for local clubs or foreigners. The rst prize will be 1,200, while the runner up will receive 900. There will be a third and fourth prize of 600 and 300 respectively. Registration is open to all groups and should be forwarded by email to festejos@mazarron.es and must contain the name and CIF number of the association or representative of the group, telephone and email contacts, and number of members that make up the troupe. Youth Camp The Youth Council of the City of Mazarrn has opened the registration period for summer camp this year to be held in Nerpio. The camp will take place from 15 to 21 July at Las Nogueras de Nerpio and is for young people from 7 to 17 years. The camp price is 255 and there is no limit of participants. It includes full board, but in addition to traditional activities such as gymkhanas and workshops, there will be signicant developments and multisports and new themed days among which will be a day dedicated to the fantastic world of the circus. Tel: 968 591 810 for more information. Exchange Programme The Mayor of Mazarrn and the Councillor for Education, welcomed participants to the Mazarrn project Comenius which, after visiting 8 countries in 2 years, ended in June at CEIP Infanta Leonor. Director of the school, Antonio Gallego said, This is a programme of activities and exchanges involving not only teachers, but also the students who have seen the culture and traditions of these countries and the lifestyle of students of the educational institutions involved. The exchange programme culminated on 7 June with a Giant Paella at the school and a Talent Show at the Casa de Cultura and closed with a visit to Cartagena and a boat trip around the Bay of Mazarrn. Crime Down The last safety meeting held in the City Council has revealed some very positive data regarding the number of criminal and administrative offences recorded in 2013. The close collaboration of the Guardia Civil with the Polica Local has resulted in a decrease of 20% in terms of total administrative and criminal offences from the year 2012. It is good news that is stimulated by the close cooperation of Civil Guard ofcers and Local Police in Mazarrn.

the safety of the citizens of Mazarrn. Q Beaches The beaches of El Castellar and Rihuete renewed their Q Quality for Tourism, as revealed by The Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality who delivered the Q Quality ags at 25 beaches in the Region of Murcia, including two in Mazarrn, giving them third place just behind Andalusia with 59 ags, and Valencia which has 45 awards. In total, 174 beaches and 15 nautical sports facilities throughout Spain received this distinction. Blue Flags Mazarrn has once again outdone last year in regards to the towns beaches qualifying for 5 blue ags - the beaches of El Alamillo, Rihuete, Puerto, Bahia-La Reya, and Playa Grande-Castellar. This represents 21% of the ags in the region for 2013. After Cartagena with 8, Mazarrn has obtained most Blue Flags in the region. The beach that has lost its blue ag this year is Los Nares.

ens of people gathered at the venue to attend the opening ceremony which was chaired by the Mayor of Mazarrn and the Minister of Culture and Tourism. The latter stressed how important it is to set up a centre like this, now that so much culture is being removed from public life. After receiving the blessing of the Priest of the Parish of San Antonio de Padua and

San Andrs Apstol, Julio Romero, the attendees began a tour of the facilities. The tour ended in the hall where the Mayor and Councillor for Culture, Maria Celeste Soria, addressed a few words to the audience. Soria predicted a prosperous future for the building and invited all the municipalitys citizens to actively participate in the activities and initiatives that are to be organized. Councillor Cruz signed in the guestbook of the Town Hall to close the event and all participants shared a meal in the central courtyard of the building that was enlivened by pianist David Gomez.

Equestrian On Tuesday May 28, the Centro de Da de Personas con Discapacidad had the opportunity to attend various activities of Yeguada Tudela Espn in an Equine programme of comprehensive therapy given by professionals, to promote rehabilitation of children, adolescents and adults suffering from neuromuscular, psychological, cognitive and social problems, by the horse as a therapeutic tool.

ASPADEM Trip On Saturday May 18 The Day Centre for Persons with Disabilities of Mazarrn visited Terra Natura, making contact with exotic wild animals including live birds of prey and sea lions. These visits are intended to implement many of the goals planned from the Day Centre that will help with distraction, entertainment in a good way to promote co-existence in different environments.

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The centre members enjoyed themselves learning about horse care as well as familiarity with animals of this size. A group of instructors explained the parts of the horse and the vocabulary used to them and participants had the opportunity to see how the animals responded. Controlled by two instructors and one physiotherapist, the bravest members rode, making it even more memorable. Those who found it difcult to ride the horses were compensated by lying down on the animals back. Mazarrn Town Council is grateful to all who helped, especially the Yeguada Espn Tudela and la Asociacin Ecuestre El Gigante.

Councillor for Social Policy, Maria Martinez, thanked the seless work of volunteers and the collaboration of FEAPS. It was an innitely grateful gesture to ASPADEM that you shared this resource that was available to the users of the Day Centre. Cadastral The Ofce of Mazarrn Cadastral Management is now in Calle Canalejas No. 3. The system allows all interested parties access to comprehensive information on property and real estate. The PIC provides a free consultation service and electronic certication of unprotected cadastral data and digital mapping; service consultation and electronic certication to holders of protected cadastral data on the properties of ownership; and queries and downloads of electronic notications of cadastral procedures.

The Mayor said We want to recognize the excellent work of the Benemerita agents deployed throughout the municipality and thank them for their effort to improve

Casa Cultura The Centro Cultural de Mazarrn was ofcially inaugurated on 24 May; a multipurpose and historic space known as Casa de Cultura. Doz-

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PALS Do it 4 U The Harlequin Rock Choir contributed 845 to the CAF account with a fantastic show at The Club House; two 45 minute sets showing a range of vocal aptitudes. Well done thank you. PALS had a really interesting trip to the Roman bath archaeological museum in Alhama de Murcia, then on to La Perdiz for a great lunch. A friend slipped on gravel and fell forward meaning we needed an ambulance call out, so thanks to the Sierra Rangers and to Matoe for his help. We are pleased to say that the lady is out and about and as active as before. Forthcoming events: July 2nd Lunch and Afternoon at Rincon Elias. Entertainment from Lynn Preston and a Flamenco Show and live music from Itchy Fingers. Lunch and wine included 17.50. 11th September Day Trip to Benidorm with the old town and market drop offs and an optional visit at no extra charge to Guadalest 15. Aready taking reservations. (We have also booked a trip for March 17th next year at the Hotel Helios in Benidorm. Full board, coach included 3 nights 130. The coach is half booked already!)

28th September CAF Concert VII at the Playa Grande Hotel. 5 with music from mid afternoon to Midnight. Special hotel rates available. Bands are clamouring to join in and we will be offering a complete range of music to tempt each and every taste. 6th October 5 night trip to fascinating Basque Region. Full board and all excursions included 285 sharing a double room. First coach full; second coach getting full. 8th PALS Christmas Ball. Dance to the John Lindo Trio at the Costa Costa Hotel, Mazarrn. Fantastic quality 29.50 per head. New Years Day Sponsored Swim at the Bahia beach. Forms available now - get those holiday makers to sponsor you! We count it as in at knee level. This year (2013) we raised 2710 and there is intense competition as to who can raise the most and or look the silliest. Tickets available from 626 460 465 or call at Saralaras Wednesdays 1-3.30pm on, The Trevi Bar Saturdays from 11am-1.30pm or The Clover Bar, Condado when the market is on. Respite Care A recent meeting of all the areas humanities charities has indicated a great need for res-

pite care in the community in addition to that which is being arranged by MABS and Age concern. A further meeting is scheduled for 11am on July 8th at The Cultural Centre on Camposol. All are welcome. The various charities are investigating how we can act in conjunction with the Local Authorities and what level of care is available and is needed. The problem of an aging population is daily more apparent, therefore please try to help. A name for the new effort is being requested and so far Forget-me-not and CAF (To replace at the end of the year the existing CAF function) are contenders. What became immediately apparent is that access to the Spanish social services is not available unless the applicant is in possession of an Empadron. This is not a tax document, but it does allow the local, regional and central governments to allocate proportionally the funds that are available, so please make sure you sign on at the Town Hall. If you have any queries about this vitally important subject, albeit illness, old age or dementia, please call 626 460 465 or attend the next meeting.

The Street Party was a real success despite the cool weather for this time of year; dancing to Lenny Mitchell and enjoying the barbeque and great accompaniments cooked and served by ladies of the committee and volunteers, rounded off with Sangria, wine and beer! Thanks to all who donated their time, hard work and prizes for our rafe.

driving so adventurous! A warm welcome goes to Jade, a new member of our Maintenance Team and to Martin Vale who has been co-opted on to our committee as Fund Raiser. We look forward to all the benets they may bring! Secure Storage Space is needed for Greenngers garden tools. Do you have an unused underbuild/garage/storage room? It must be on Sector C and a nominal annual payment is offered by us for suitable space. Please contact John, our Chairman on 634 325 427.

Social Evening at The Club House 8pm on Saturday 28th September with the fabulous Woody. Tickets available soon please support us as this should be another great night! Christmas Dinner & Dance on Friday 13th December at The Club House, with singer, Andy Jones. Further details of both these events can be found on our chalkboards or contact us on 634 325 427. More information about our group can be found on Facebook and our website http://www.greenngersgardenandsocialgroup.com/

The Volunteer Working Parties will have nished for the summer by the time you read this, but the maintenance team will be clearing, weeding and spraying all streets on C as usual throughout the hotter months. The watering of young trees and plants will also continue, as some are not established yet because of the windy conditions during the Spring. Please give any plants near your home or holiday home a drink if possible; thank you. Thanks also to everyone for donations to our bucket. This all helps further improvements made to C Sector. Many people on Camposol work hard to improve our area and facilities; the CRA being one organization and we have donated 100 to their funds as our nominated charity for 2013. We have also donated 50 to B Sector to help towards lling those pesky potholes which make our

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Working together to keep Camposol looking great! Happily, having had a fairly good response to appeals for more volunteers to help out on our weekly working parties, we have been able to complete the dreaded annual task of pruning the palm trees around Sector B. Work is currently ongoing to clear the main dual carriageway of weeds and overgrowth. Oleander shrubs have been replaced where necessary and it is good to see that many are looking very healthy and are now in ower. Many thanks are due to D Sector Gardening Group who have offered their services once again to repair some of the potholes on the perimeter road. Thanks also to C Sector Greenngers Gardening Group who along with D Sector helped fund this work Also we are indebted to Mr Shifter, who on many occasions over the past months has provided his services without charge, for helping us to remove dozens of bags of palm tree cuttings and other debris and also helping us move loads of rocks.

Legal Registration All the necessary legal arrangements have been completed for B Clean to become a legally registered Community Group. The signed documents have been processed by our solicitor and we now have to wait for the ofcial approval to be given. When this happens - hopefully in the next few (Spanish) weeks - we will be able to give details of our new bank account and explain the rules that will apply relating to donations and application. Response has been quite good so far, most people wishing to donate their 5 monthly subscription as a single up front payment. Anyone who has not yet joined the scheme and who wishes to know more about it, please contact us. For registering your interest in subscribing to the scheme - if you have not already done so - please send Sandy an email to sanandstu@ gmail.com. Petanca Garden The wonderful Petanca Garden on the ground opposite B22 and B15 is nearing completion and is looking great. This project has been

privately funded by the gentlemen who have been working so hard to create it. It is available for use by anyone living on B Sector. There is still some more work to be done before it is nally completed and B Clean have provided some shrubs and plants. Enquiries regarding use of this area should be made to Maurice on 968 199 552 or email mauricepat@hotmail.com Monthly Meetings We hold a planning meeting on the last Tuesday of each month 4-5pm in Trevis Function Room. Please show up and give your support. Join in and discuss how we can continue to improve our sector. Weekly Working Party Meets each Tuesday 9-10/11am in front of the commercial centre unless otherwise arranged. Please just turn up and help. Sandy: 968 986 030 Helen/Glyn: 968 199 506 Roger: 968 199 502

Lions Bric-A-Brac Sale The Lions would like to thank all the people who kindly donate items to our Friday bric-a-brac sale at Camposol B. In addition, we thank all of the people and the buyers who help us to help good causes in the area. For one month now all the proceeds from
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To enable us to collect these funds, we rely on the public support and in the situation with the bric-a-brac stall, a special thanks to the kind people of Oscars Bar, especially Oscar and Mark, who have permitted us to use the entire front line of their premises and helped and assisted whenever possible. We appreciate greatly such unselsh support. Thank You. July 20th Trip to Guadalest to include a boat trip on the river. 20 this sale are going to The Samaritans to help them with their work helping people in distress. For people who want to donate, we also have a collection tin on the stall. This help to The Samaritans will continue for an initial 12 months. The Lions Club of Mazarrn works within the charter of Lions International a worldwide organisation with 1,300,000 members in 209 countries. Ist week in September we are having a tour around Cartagena to include a Roman Theatre, Museum and the Town Hall. 28th September we will see the last night of the Carthagenian and Romano Fiesta, see the Roman encampment and reworks whilst enjoying tapas. This trip will be from the afternoon to late evening. Coaches are available from Camposol, Mazarrn Country Club and Puerto de Mazarrn. Please continue to help us to help those least able to help themselves. We are outside Oscars Bar on Camposol every Friday 11am-1pm Tel 618 958 816

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Monday 29th July Meet 5.30 pm El Berro car park Evening Shady Amble to see Dinosaurs Footprint & Picnic

will be hot, well do a very short pleasant amble in very shaded natural areas in the cooler heights of Sierra Espua, in early evening, making it a pleasant cooler experience after a hot day, with the point of interest being the Fossilized Dinosaurs Footprint and the easypeasy rope bridge in the cooler heights of Sierra Espua, before having an early evening picnic in a spot where wild boar are known to come (but obviously not guaranteed as theyre wild!). If you havent been to El Berro before, its 25 mins from Alhama de Murcia with detailed directions on the NEST website, but in a nutshell, follow signs to El Berro and Camping Sierra Espua from Alhama. Bring cameras to snap yourselves on the rope bridge (which is actually very easy to cross, but makes you look like a jungle explorer!) dont forget water (freeze a bottle the day before, take the bottle out just before leaving and youll have iced water on tap with you!) and a picnic and

of course your lovely smiles! Come and make friends, discover new areas and have a lovely time! Your dogs are welcome on leads.

We meet up and go out on non-sporty social walks and outings and were building interest in a photography group. This month as it

Its just 5 for the short, easy, outing. The walk itself is easy and no longer than two hours. Booking is essential so you can be contacted with any last minute changes with names and Spanish contact phone numbers by tel/text to 679 002 147 or email natureespunatrails@gmail.com Subscribe to the NEST website http://www. nestwalks.info and youll be sent a priority invitation to all future outings! You can also make up your own party of 10 people and have a tailor-made guided walk/outing on a day to suit you.

Decklid Auto Service have been keeping very busy since their move to Mazarrn in June. They have since received their Industrial Licence for the new premises and the Town Hall have issued them with the all important Opening Licence.

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David has also received his Certicate of Accreditation which is now legally required by all people working on A/C systems. Along with all this they have also become Ofcial Service Agents for La Fuente Enganches, meaning they can supply and t tow bars, trailers and accessories.

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Registered Charity N 8.714/1 April and May were successful months rescuing and re-homing abandoned puppies and we also found forever homes for four of our older dogs that have been in kennels over three years. Teddy and Oscar from the kennels are going to new homes in Holland. Three rescued puppies Radley, Buddy and Lucy who went to Holland last month have now been adopted. Honey and Toffee rescued last month are going to Holland in July. Two abandoned puppies Nina and Nero have been accepted from another local rescue charity and are now in one of our foster homes. We rescue abandoned puppies in the Mazarrn area and care for them in foster homes where they

can be trained and socialised whilst we are nding them a loving forever home locally or abroad. To be successful in our work we are always in need of foster carers. We pay for all vaccinations and veterinary costs and give you support whenever you need it. If you feel you can offer a place in your home and your heart for one of our rescued puppies short or long term as a family pet or companion

please talk to us about our Foster Charter. To help us raise the funds needed for our work we are dependent on public support and generosity. We have a Charity Shop in Puerto de Mazarron staffed entirely by volunteers and we really need all the public help we can get. Any unwanted saleable items that will be gratefully received. We can arrange for donated items to be collected by one of our Association Members. We also need volunteer helpers who can give some of free time to work in our Charity Shop so if you would like to help come in and have a chat with the staff. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR COLLECTION OF DONATED ITEMS GIVE ONE OF OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS A CALL TONY 618034921 or CHRISTINE 603127984 W e D o I t A l l 4T h e P u p p i e s .

Cool As A Cucumber My younger son recently had to do a school project with a girl from his class and the usual last minute arrangements and panic ensued as the kids left it until the day before said project was due to actually tell the parents anything about it! That night we found ourselves meeting up at a restaurant in the campo to follow the dad of his partner in crime along the tracks to the house. After settling in the kids and making sure work was underway, Lucias dad said Follow me, on the way back to the main road and you can stop and pick a few of our cucumbers.
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We set off on the dusty track and pulled up outside a poly tunnel, where he proceeded to ll a large plastic crate with pepinos, straight from the plants. After about 25 cucumbers were in the box, I decided to say enough! but undaunted, he continued to pick and ll the box as we chatted, before carrying the overowing crate to the car. Give them to your family and friends! he called, waving me off. Blimey, he must think Im a popular person with a VERY big family! With about 25kg of cucumbers, I could have set up a market stall, and still have had a few left over for tea. What a generous chap. Sufce it to say, a quick internet search revealed some lovely recipes for cucumber salads, creamy cucumber and avocado soup and more and that night the kids actually couldnt wait to try them with their tea. Over the course of the next few days, anyone who knew me was met with a cheery grin

and a bag of cucumbers and at the time of writing I still have half the crate left! Some of the recipes we have discovered are

delicious and we also found out that we can put them in brine and pickle them and then freeze them, if we have any left. As ever, our Spanish acquaintances are more than generous and as my son said The word poco seems to have a different meaning here in Murcia! Liz Edmiston OwnersAway Property Rentals & Management Tel 691 977 107 info@ownersaway.com www.ownersaway.com

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July and August bring the inux of visitors to our coastal region; not only foreigners on holiday, but the whole Spanish nation seem to head for the sea! Our readers more inland see their roads and supermarkets empty, whilst we at the coast have to allow extra time to get anywhere on the roads and double our time in Mercadona! Its part of living in Spain and any readers here for their rst summer will nd out that I am not exaggerating. The trip regularly made by us from Puerto de Mazarrn to Bolnuevo, which takes less than 5 minutes in winter, needs an allowance of at least 15 in the height of summer. It can be like swarms of ants crossing the road from residences to beach! At least all shops and bars closed in winter will be open. The coast will be vibrating and hopefully the traders will cover themselves for the long winter months. The crowds at Matts Art and Crafts Fayre at The Club House on 8th June showed that it was really well attended and we hope enjoyed. Thanks all stall holders and visitors look out for the next date! Age Concern ran the door and rafe, raising some 430 for their funds. TV NEWS Many of you will know that the Spanish email address xxxx@terra.es has closed and over the last few years we have promoted our rainbowsats@gmail.com address. Please check your email address book and change it to gmail or your emails to us will bounce back! Movistar, in their wisdom, have put us on a musical ring tone. When you call us on 686 358 475 you will get a tune played; its not a musical hold costing you money!

A client, Eric, had a new one on me his HUMAX digibox gave the message out of index on ANY menu script we tried to look at - very odd. Humax sent me a x and its on a memory stick to download into any such HUMAX box and seemed to work. Searching the internet generally said the box would be terminal dead, but this x seems to work. Barry, another client, said I have made a fantastic new discovery on my Ipad. Forgive me if this is not news to you, but it has brightened my life up! Apart from all the brilliant things an Ipad has to offer, I have now found a way of watching Netix, Lovelm, BBC Iplayer, 4 OD and ITV player via the Ipad. After hunting around on the Internet, I found the Ipad has Apps to offer which hide your VPN identity and can make the Ipad think it is in the UK. The App I used was one called Tunnel Bear which you can download for free and this gives you enough data allowance to try the TV & Film Channels out before committing to buy (20.99 a year). Once the App is downloaded, go to your settings and turn on VPN. It will offer you various countries (choose UK), then go to your App Store and download whichever you want; Netix etc and hey presto you can now watch all your favourite movies etc. The added bonus I found was using my Apple TV (Air Play), I can mirror what is playing on my Ipad to the Big Screen. With this gadget, it also lets me play any music, photos, video, you tube etc via the TV. Sure Barry will be available to assist anyone needing help! BT Sports will be with us soon; lots of footy and all the rugby and ladies tennis. They are taking subscriptions now with the offer of free

HD before August. However, in a move to try to stop viewing outside the UK, they will only take direct debits from a UK bank. If you have an ofcial SKY contract that you know ALL the details for AND a UK bank, you can subscribe on line. If not, then as ever, we have ways contact us for details. Rainbows SKY packs will have BT Sport included. Quick note about July and August heat - dont shut your electronic equipment in a closed cupboard it WILL overheat. Those lovely units with nice glass doors to let the remote signals through and a back panel with a small hole for the wires can get hot enough to roast your Sunday lunch! Take the back panel off, or leave the doors open. There are so many rumours about our losing UK TV later this year. There are some changes coming, but the result is NOT known. Rainbow, based on the factual data available, expect the changes to be minimal. Some of the smaller dishes may need upgrading, but no-one can be sure. What annoys us is the scaremongering adverts trying to get you to buy Internet TV, or upgrade your dish so you wont lose UK TV, when NO-ONE knows the nal outcome and you may be spending money either unnecessarily or on something that will still not work. Sit tight and wait and see if you do lose some (we are sure not all channels will go) of your TV for a few days or even weeks, you will survive! Article sponsored by Rainbow Satellites the company for all your TV needs. rainbowsats@gmail.com Tel 686 358 475 for any advice. www.rainbowsats.org for good basic information.

What difference does it make? Remember the story of the girl throwing starsh back into the sea? Hundreds of them were beached, but when challenged about the enormous task of trying to rescue them all, she replied,

it makes a difference to each of the ones she managed to throw back to the safety of the sea. Sometimes in life the task seems just too large to tackle or at least beyond normal limits of perseverance or effort. Because of this, it is tempting at times to do nothing. However, it is good and commendable if we can make a difference to someones life by showing an interest or making a special effort to help. The world is falling apart and we probably feel it is out of our control, but be encouraged and dont lose heart. Focus on the individuals around you. Jesus came to save mankind, but He always had time for the individuals, not only the Blind, Inrm, Lepers, or Paralysed, but also the enquirers like Nicodemus and the Rich Young Ruler. The task ahead of Him was enormous; to bridge the gulf between man and God by dying in our place, but day by day He made a huge difference in the lives of individuals as well. One man blind from birth, who had his sight restored by Jesus, when questioned said of Him. Why, thats very strange! He healed my eyes, and yet you dont know anything about Him! God doesnt listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship Him and do His will. Never since the world began has anyone been able to open the eyes of someone born blind. If this man were not from God He

couldnt do it. John 9 v 30. What will people say about us? Remember you can make a difference. You are invited to come and join us for any of our events in July. Friday 5th July Noel Richards in concert in our garden at Los Almagros. Admission is FREE and food will be available for 3 per person. Thursday 18th July Chill n Grill in our garden. Bring your own food to cook. 6pm start. Further details and other planned events go to http://open-door.wix.com/open-door If you would like to be informed of our events and be added to our mailing list please let us know at opendoorgettogether@gmail. com Find us @ Los Almagros, Fuente Alamo, 30320, Murcia. GPS: 3745 57.77 North. 1 15 56.95 West Phone Ken 646 705 403 or Carol 655 141 721

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Hi, from Bob with the latest news from Welcome. Its been a very busy few weeks, so Ill cut the usual personal stuff and go straight in. We had our Cruise to the Norwegian Fjords with 7 nights aboard MSC Poesia. Well, what can I say? Everything was absolutely out of this world; excellent food, and drinks included, fabulous scenery, great company and even the weather was kind to us. It was a bit on the cold side, but we were in Northern Europe so it was to be expected. We got held up at Barcelona Airport on the way home, but an impromptu tennis match between Les Dryden and Bob Rowe helped to pass the time. Racquets made from a Sudoku book and a ball from a screwed up piece of paper and off they went with the eventual winner being Les in one straight set. A trophy was hastily made and presented and then it was discovered that it was actually somebodys boarding pass, so after it had been thrown into the rubbish bin, Les had to dive in and rescue it! Luckily he managed to sh it out and all was well. Congratulations to Rosemary for all her hard work organising everything.

At our May Dance, we were regaled rst by the gorgeous Maria OHara, with all our favourites, then the fabulous Sunset, Den and Ray performing the Eagles and Status Quo, and to nish the evening, the best Abba tribute on the Costas, Abba Elite. Everyone was singing and dancing of course and another great night out. Ladies Day on the 12th June was outside at The Club House, Camposol C. I wasnt there, of course, but my roving reporter (Fran) has lled me in. The fashion parade, introduced by Pat, featured clothes by Legs & Co with models Fran, Vicky, Jean, Ros, Sandra and Linda showing the clothes off to their best, assisted by Billy, well known for his Tina Turner and Nurse Gladys Emmanuel impressions. How did he get in? The usual stalls, a great buffet and entertainment by the popular Woody, saw nearly 200 ladies have another fantastic afternoon. Well done to everybody.

favourites. This promises to be one of the best ever, so come along and dance under the stars. Just 8 and 5 for chicken and chips. We dont usually have a dance in August, but this year is an exception and we will be again outside Marianos on the 27th with a night in aid of Age Concern and being entertained by the B Boppers. None of us know when we may need help from Age Concern, so for just 8, buy a ticket and give your support. 5 for chicken and chips. Book/Jigsaw Swap dates for July are 9th and 23rd. For more information call Jo on 669 457 985 Petanca is on July 3rd and July 31st both at 4pm. Ring Les on 968 131 880 for more details. The next Welcome Meeting is on July 6th when you can buy tickets for all previously advertised events and our September 25th dance with Matt Christian and Paul Christie 8 and 5 for chicken and chips. October 14th Benidorm Trip - 3 nights 4 days, half board at the Hotel Helios, close to all amenities and Levante Beach, 140 including coach and a day trip. For tickets and more information call Rosemary 620 105 179 or email rosemarybeak@hotmail.com or visit www.welcomegroupspain.com

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Its Sunday again! What shall we do today? A round of golf? The Sunday papers? The beach? Meet up with our friends? Go to the pool? Or sunbathe? These are all meaningful activities, but do they have ultimate purpose and meaning? Is Sunday just another day to enjoy ourselves? Why should you belong to a Church? Think of it like this; Candles stand in candlesticks, Light bulbs go into light sockets, And trees grow in soil. Without candlesticks, candles would fall over. Without being plugged in, light bulbs would

never shine. And without soil, trees would simply die. For Christians, the Church is a candlestick, a power source and somewhere to put down roots so that we can stand, shine and grow. Alongside the Bible and prayer, the Church is one of the rich resources, which God has given us in our lives, so that we can grow in faith. Faith is not just believing there is a God. We have to trust Him. When we get on a plane, we believe there is a pilot of course, but if for any reason we could not trust him we would quickly walk off again. We have to believe IN him.

Jesus did not give us something to believe in, but somebody to trust. Christianity keeps an ancient creed but believes in a Person. We cant sign on the dotted line to make us a Christian. It is a matter of the heart, resting on the teachings of Jesus, and being led by the Holy Spirit. Come along and discover YOUR destiny. A warm welcome awaits you every Sunday morning at 10.30am at the Cultural Centre, Camposol B. Contact: Pastors Ralph or Margaret Locke 968 199 622 or obcf36@yahoo.es Registered with the Free Methodist Church in Madrid

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SUPREME COURT RULING ON MORTGAGE FLOORS The gures: * 6 Million Mortgages in Spain. * Cost of the mortgage oor: 1,000 on average per year per family. * Potential loss on earnings for banks if oor clause is cancelled: 1,137 Millions What is the oor clause in a mortgage? A oor clause prevents the borrower from beneting from a reduction of the mortgage rate which is dictated by the variable interest rate benchmark. Spanish mortgage companies use the Euribor the most. Latest news: The Spanish Supreme Court has issued an important judgment declaring all oor clauses null and void in mortgage agreements, as of May 9th 2013.

The Supreme Court stated that banks will have to show transparency, as required by law. Clients must have the small print explained to them when they arrange a mortgage contract by the lender. Any mortgage oor clauses which do not meet the transparency requirements will be considered null. BBVA, Cajamar and Caixa Galicia have already decided to remove oor clauses. Half a million clients were affected by this clause at BBVA, therefore mortgage deeds will have to be amended accordingly. Nevertheless, Sabadell and Popular still defend transparency on their contracts and refuse to lift the clause at present. Sabadell and Popular Bank have 12,000 millions and 12,700 millions with oor mortgages respectively, while Bankia only has 4,000 millions. However, Santander, Bankinter and Ibercaja never included oor clauses in their mortgages.

Considering the Euribor rate is as low as 0.5%, which is the benchmark for most for mortgages in the euro zone, and with most oor clauses at 4%, the savings for borrowers might be signicant and estimated to be 1,000 per year on average. Many clients may now have the opportunity to push the banks and request these mortgage oor clauses to be removed from their deeds. The Supreme Court ruling does not pursue removing clauses on mortgages that were explained to customers in a clear and transparent way, but this not might be the case for most Foreign borrowers as it could be highly difcult to demonstrate that even small print was explained in detail at the time of completion. Always seek professional advice from your Law Firm like Corral & Alcaraz.

BBVA Mortgages with oor clauses in Spain in Million Euros % share Mortgages in Spain Interest-rate oors average Fixed interest on a mortgage i.e Euribor + % Interest rate that would apply without oor clause Interest rate lost Estimated banks earning reduction in Million Euros 40,000 20% 2,75% 1,00% 1,50% -1,25% -500

CAIXABANK

POPULAR

SABADELL

13,000 6% 3,50% 1,50% 2,00% -1,50% -195

15,000 14% 2,75% 1,00% 1,50% -1,25% -187.50

17,000 15% 3,50% 1,50% 2,00% -1,50% -255

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Hello, Nathan here this month and I am going to tell you about a night out we had with some friends. It was Stuart and Sues birthday so we thought it would be nice if

Shannon chatted away to the other girls from Lous family and Connor played pool with Alex, Lous grandson. We played football and knocked the golf balls around the putting green while Dad and my brother Ben cooked all the food. We sang Happy Birthday to Stuart and Sue and ate! It really was a great evening and when everyone had gone home we cleared up and washed the dishes. I think we made some good friends and it will be good next time they all come to Spain as we will already know them. A few days later we went to the beach for the day and as it was Stuarts familys last day we asked them to join us. Lou and his family couldnt come as they had already arranged to go somewhere else. We took the boat out on the water and Ben and I swam about in the sea before going along to the park to do some of the exercises that they have there. We spent all afternoon together; it was good. We went for an ice cream and then came back home. It has been a good month really, with lots of people over and lots of friends to do different things with, including my older brothers. We have had concerts and barbecues. It is great now that the weather is better and we still have a concert with Noel Richards on 5th July in the garden.

we all went bowling and then came back to our house for a BBQ. Stuart and Sue had their daughter and grandson staying with them and we invited Lou and Pat to join us with their family as well. There were 22 of us altogether. We took up 3 lanes at the bowling alley in Totana. I didnt do as well as I usually do and there were so many of us playing it was hard to keep up with all the different scores. Connor won over all with Lou and Dad coming second. It was good to have a load of children the same ages as we are to mix with and play with. There was loads of food for the BBQ. Stuarts grandson was called Ben. He is the same age as me and we got on really well, because we have the same sort of humour.

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George Raymond Richard Martin was born on September 20th 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. As a young boy Martin began writing and selling monster stories for pennies to other neighbourhood children. He also wrote stories about a mythical kingdom populated by his pet turtles; the turtles died frequently in their toy castle, so he nally decided they were killing each other off in sinister plots. He became an avid comic-book fan, developing a strong interest in the innovative superheroes. Martin began writing letters to the editor of Marvel Comics and eventually other fans wrote back to him. Through these contacts, Martin began writing ction and in 1965 he won comic fandoms Alley Award for his prose superhero story Powerman vs. The Blue Barrier, the rst of many awards he would go on to win. In 1970 Martin earned a BS in Journalism and went on to complete his MS in Journalism in 1971. He became a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War and then from 1976 to 1978 he was an English and journalism instructor at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA, becoming Writer In Residence at the college from 1978 to 1979. After a short marriage in 1975 to Gale Burnick, Martin eventually married his long-time paramour Parris McBride in 2011. Martin began selling science-ction short stories professionally in 1970 and his rst story, The Hero was published in February 1971. A member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), Martin became the organizations Southwest Regional Director from 1977 to 1979. Although Martin often writes fantasy or horror, a number of his earlier works tell science-ction tales occurring in a loosely dened future history, known informally as The Thousand Worlds or The Manrealm. The unexpected commercial failure of Martins fourth book, The Armageddon Rag (1983), essentially destroyed his career as a novelist, however, it began his career in television. He was hired, rst as a staff writer and then as an Executive Story Consultant, for the revival of the Twilight Zone. Martin later became a producer on the dramatic fantasy series Beauty and the Beast and in 1989 he

became the shows co-supervising producer. During this period, he also worked in print media as a book-series editor, overseeing the development of the lengthy and still ongoing Wild Cards series, which takes place in a shared universe in which a small slice of postWorld War II humanity gains superpowers after the release of an alien-engineered virus. In Second Person Martin gives a personal account of the close-knit role-playing game (RPG) culture that gave rise to his Wild Cards shared-world anthologies. Martins novella, Nightyer, was adapted into a 1987 feature lm of the same title, but he was not happy about having to cut plot elements for the screenplays scenario in order to accommodate the lms small budget. Dying of the Light - 1977 The book takes place on the dying planet of Worlorn. It is a rogue planet whose erratic course is taking it irreversibly far from its neighbouring stars into a region of cold and dark where no life will survive. Worlorns 14 cities, built during a brief window when the world passed close enough to a red giant star to permit life to thrive, are dying too. Built to celebrate the diverse cultures of 14 planetary systems they have largely been abandoned allowing their systems and maintenance to fail. The cast is a group of characters who are also irting with death. Their home planet has survived numerous attacks in a planetary war, and in response they have evolved social institutions and human

relationship patterns to cope with the depredation of the war. Yet now that the war is long past, they nd themselves trapped between those who would recognise that the old ways need to be reviewed for the current day and those who believe that any dilution of the old ways spells the end of Kavalar culture. The Armageddon Rag - 1983 Frustrated former hippie novelist Sandy Blair becomes involved in the investigation of the brutal murder of rock promoter Jamie Lynch: the heart had been torn from Lynchs body. Lynch had managed several bands, including the legendary rock and roll group, the Nazgl. He was found dead on the tenth anniversary of the Nazgls break up; his bloody body placed on top of the bands West Mesa concert poster. During the concert at West Mesa, New Mexico, the Nazgls lead singer Patrick Henry Hobbit Hobbins had been mysteriously murdered. Lynchs high-prole death soon opens the door for a Nazgl reunion tour, which slowly begins to eerily mirror the events of their original West Mesa tour. Interviewing the surviving members of the band while tracking down his old friends from the 1960s, Blair meditates on the meaning of the ower power generation as he criss-crosses the US. He eventually becomes the Nazgls press agent and is soon swept up in the frenzy of their successful reunion tour and an oncoming supernatural convergence, whose nature he must uncover in order to solve the murders of Lynch and Hobbins. A Feast of Crows - 2005 The War of the Five Kings is slowly coming to an end. Stannis Baratheon has gone to the aid of the Wall, where Jon Snow has become Lord Commander of the Nights Watch. King Tommen Baratheon, Joffreys eightye a r- o l d brother, now rules in Kings Landing under the watchful eye of his mother, the Queen Regent Cersei Lannister. With Tywin and Tyrion gone, as well as no longer having to deal with Joffrey, there are no more checks on Cersei and she is essentially Ruling Queen of the Seven Kingdoms in all but name. Now that Cersei nally stands at the height of power and her enemies are scattered to the winds, in a grim irony, it quickly becomes clear that she is incapable of wielding the power she has manipulated so many to acquire and she spirals into self-destruction. Brienne, the Maid of Tarth, is on a mission to nd Sansa Stark - falsely believed to have absconded after conspiring with her husband, Tyrion, to murder King Joffrey. Briennes mission is aided by Jaime Lannister, who sets her this task, honouring the oath he swore to Catelyn Stark, in an effort to redeem himself. Sansa Stark is still in hiding in the Vale, protected by Petyr Baelish, who has secretly murdered his wife Lysa Arryn and named himself Protector of the Vale and guardian of eight-year-old Lord Robert Arryn.

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British Ambassador Opens New Consulate In Alicante The new British Consulate in Alicante was ofcially opened on Friday 7 June by the UK Ambassador to Spain, Giles Paxman, in an event marking the importance that the Alicante region has for British expatriates and visitors, as well as the huge value of the British contribution to the local economy. The President of the Alicante provincial government, Luisa Pastor, was present at the opening, together with local authorities, National Police and Guardia Civil representatives. Mr Paxman said the Consulate in Alicante was one of the busiest Foreign Ofce consular posts in the world. The investment in modern and efcient premises by the British Government demonstrated its commitment to ensure that vulnerable British nationals are supported when things go wrong. The new ofces have improved disabled access and a layout that provide a much improved customer experience. Mr Paxman said I am immensely proud of the hard work that our consular posts perform throughout Spain to help vulnerable British nationals. These new premises in Alicante will help the team give even better support. The customer experience will be much improved, particularly for those with reduced mobility who need easier access. It is a credit to the consul Paul Rodwell, his team and colleagues in London that this project has been

delivered on schedule and under budget. The Ambassador highlighted the economic importance of the British community to the Alicante province. More than two million British tourists visit the Valencian community every year, generating 1.32billion in revenue. More than 132,000 British residents live in the province, some 7% of the total population. The new British Consulate is located on Rambla Mndez Nez, 28-32, 6th oor. Customers are advised to call 965 216 022 before visiting the Consulate in person, as many enquiries can be resolved over the telephone. The website www.gov.uk/world/ spain provides a vast amount of information about living in Spain and the help available for British nationals abroad. (photos) Consulate Supports Benidorm National Police Initiative To Give Greater Support To Victims Of Crime British Consul Paul Rodwell attended the inauguration of the brand new tourist assistance ofce in Benidorm. The service, called SATE, (Servicio de Atencion al Turista Extranjero), is a police department whose role is to offer foreign tourists personalised assistance, in their own language, if they are victims of crime. The service will be given by National Police ofcers and personnel from the tourist information ofce. The SATE ofce aims to reduce the distress that being a victim of crime can cause by helping tourists to make a police report, as well as offering other practical services such as the use of phone and internet to cancel credit cards or contact friends and family. The ofce will also be able to provide standard tourist information to visitors to Benidorm and help with reporting lost property.

Paul Rodwell said We have been working closely with Benidorm Town Hall on this initiative and I am delighted that British tourists who visit Benidorm will now have better support from the Spanish authorities if they are a victim of crime. The fact that the victims can receive support in English is an important step forward and we shall continue to work closely with the National Police to ensure that the assistance British victims receive appropriate to their needs and situation. Visitors to Benidorm who need to make use of this new service can visit the main ofces in: Centro Municipal, Plaza de Canalejas, 1, Benidorm Tel: 966 812 334/966 809 870 Email Benidorm.sate@policia.es Opening hours Mon-Fri - 9:00-21:00 Weekend - 10:00 -14:00 Victims of crime who need support and help from the British Consulate can nd up to date contact details on www.gov.uk/world/ spain or by calling 965 216 022.

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Three Charities Working Together For The Animals

to support the event. The three charities are now working closely together, each bringing different skills to the relationship, which ultimately is making a huge difference to the lives of abandoned and ill treated animals in Spain.

June 2nd saw the Helping Hands Auction/BBQ fundraising event at Restaurante/Bar La Fuente in Purias, Lorca. In addition to items donated to the charity, including Big Boys Toys machinery items, many others were sold on behalf of friends and supporters who attended the fun-lled afternoon which was followed by a BBQ Buffet. Also attending the event were the two other dedicated charities, Lorca Animal and For the Love of Dogs and Cats in Spain, who came down from Benidorm

The event successfully raised 1,000 which included fundraising of 200 from the UK by Helping Hands member, 13 year old Sian Medley and a generous donation of 100 by Jean and Peter Cowan.

Helping Hands would like to thank all those who came along to support the event. Their next large fundraiser is their Party Night on Saturday 21 September, with the Charitys favourite artistes, SHOWADDYWADDY LEGEND, winners of the Coastriders Best Tribute Act of the Year. The boys will be helping the charity celebrate its two year anniversary. For further information regarding this and the Helping Hands Charity in general please telephone Linda on 968 482 948

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Located at the back of the new Just Fabulous store you will nd The Post Shop offering a comprehensive range of services including: Passport Service, UK & Worldwide Post, Courier Service, Inbound Mail & Secure Post Boxes. Faxing, Photocopying, Laminating, Flight Booking & Boarding Pass Printing, Passport & ID Photos & Stationery.

Daily Newspapers, Greeting Cards and so much more. Passport Service Most importantly the Passport Service offered includes the PHOTOS if you wish, meaning that you can get everything done at the same time under just one roof! Your passport application can then be completed with the help of the friendly and fully trained staff in a relaxed atmosphere. They will make sure that your application is correct and answer any questions you may have prior to sending your application by secure courier. Contrary to what you may have heard in Pubs and Social Groups, you are not allowed to apply for your passport renewal via the UK if you are living in Spain. The Ofcial Passport website states that if you are living outside of the UK, you must apply in the country in which you are residing, ensuring that all your details including your address are correct. In addition, there have been recent changes made to the Passport Application form, of which the staff have been fully informed. Therefore, you can relax and be sure your application will be completed correctly. Your new passport will then be couriered back to The Post Shop andyou will be contacted as soon as it arrives. The Post Shop also has a very informative

leaet for your convenience with a ow chart giving you all the information and requirements depending on which type of Passport Service you need.

Please visit Just Fabulous on Camposol B and see how their friendly team of staff can help you or contact them on 968 972 944 should you require any further information. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm Sat 9.30am-2pm Sun 10am-1pm

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GOmaD is receiving more than just Gods favour at the moment; we have recently been blessed with numerous donations & amazing support: The Darwinian Gardeners generously donated 515.00, raised from a garden party in April, plus great hospitality was shown at the lovely campo home of Martin & Ann Rushton, when Amanda & Janet from GOmaD collected

the cheque lovely people with great giving hearts.

& Cliff Baines for their musical tributes, which were played to the bitter end! GOmaD volunteer Lorraine, invited her Spanish friends & 9 turned up from Puerto Lumbreras, Murcia, Pto de Mazarron, Camposol & Totana all inquisitive to experience a Garden Party. A fabulous 758 was raised Blessings to Tony & Ann for their hard work & hospitality.

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On the evening of June 7th, GOmaD received 97ltrs of Milk from the Country Music Night monthly meeting at The Club House. Not only were GOmaD blessed with a mountain of milk, but a great welcoming atmosphere & a fun night was had. The next Dance Night is August 2nd when sugar is requested along with your 3 entry fee. Saturday 8th June, saw a grand sun-kissed Garden Party held at the home of Volunteers Tony & Ann Halford, on Camposol A, where a delicious array of homemade cakes (many baked by Ann) were available for the 100+ guests. A huge MAD thanks to all GOmaD Volunteers, Supporters, the ladies in the kitchen, plus Guitar Duo Brian Gardiner

Mazarron Shop 634 321 161 Summer opening: Tues-Sat 10am-2pm Outreach/ Enquiries 634 357 137 Email madmazarron@live.com Face Book mad mazarron Drop-off Points: GOmaD Shop GOmaD Van, Camposol A Lower Car Park, Tues 11am-1pm Camposol B: T J Electricals Camposol B: Cultural Centre, Fri 12.30-2pm Costa Clida Radio, Pto de Mazarrn Mazarrn Country Club, Manzana 5 Plot 15 Su 968 199 159 Condado de Alhama: Gdn 2 Apart 231 Naranjos 4 666 189 459 & Gdn 11 Apart J1161 Collection of Large Items/Furniture or House Clearances call Tony 634 007 594 Food Collection Bins: Camposol B, Quick Save; Camposol A, English Butchers; Pto de Maz, Tea Pot.

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Line Dancers Donate to Holidays 4 HEROES On Wednesday afternoon 22nd May, the Arches Line Dancers presented a cheque for 1550 to Justin Farrier of Holidays 4 Heroes in Spain. Linda Chitty presented the cheque in the room provided free of charge by Ali of the Arches Caf Bar, Los Alcazares. Linda conrmed that the money had been raised by the contributions of those attending the Line Dancing sessions and that they like to support local charities. After the event, Linda was presented with a bouquet of owers by Bella Brooker in appreciation of all the time and effort she devotes to raising money for charity. Justin explained that with that money he can provide a weeks holiday accommodation for fteen families for a month in either La Torre Golf or at El Valley Golf. Applications are catered for from all three arms of the British

Forces. Many of the personnel are multiple amputees, who have been through the rehabilitation centre at Hedley Court, near Epsom race course. Others are suffering from PTSD and other war-related injuries. Holidays 4 Heroes also welcome widows, children and parents of deceased service personnel, which is the other face of war; those that are left behind and have to deal with the loss of a loved one. Last year, of the 167 families beneting from the holiday scheme, 130 came to Spain. Justin provides close personal support starting before the arrival to driving them to the beach, the Water Park or shopping. By far the most popular choice is the beach for the children. The aim of the Charity is to increase the number of families by 10% each year.

Justin expressed his gratitude for the donation and support and explained that as well as money, people can give of their time eg at a BBQ or the use of a villa. He can be contacted on 633 102 479. Their website is www.holidays4heroes.org

Looking On The Bright Side Of Life! Around 600 students from seven primary schools in the town of San Pedro del Pinatar have experienced a new way of learning English, thanks to the ADAPT Association Theatre Group, which has performed an interactive comedy show entitled The Bright Side of Life.

months of May and June in various locations, including the San Pedro Casa de Cultura and in the schools that have a suitable assembly room.

supermarket were delighted to celebrate the inauguration of the Murcia Region Ecological Product Fair. The fair which is being held at Dos Mares Commercial Centre in San Javier continued until 23rd June.

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The show has been specially adapted in content, grammar and vocabulary for primary school students so that they can experience the English language as a means of communication and entertainment outside the classroom. The performances took place during the

To complement this activity ADAPT has also provided teaching materials to be used beforehand in the classrooms to help the childrens concentration and understanding during the performance. ADAPT Goes Ecological ADAPT members who have been enjoying Spanish cookery classes with staff from Eroski

The fair consists of produce from 30 local companies including soya drinks and desserts, cheeses, yoghurts, vegetables and market garden produce, fruits, vegetable and sh preserves, pasta, rice, sauces, oil, salt, vinegar, honey, jams, juices, olives, nuts, dried fruit and wine. At the weekends there will be an opportunity to taste the products and there will be courses, talks and workshops led by various experts in ecological food.

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Mayor Congratulates Spangles on Second Gold Medal The Mayor of Los Alczares, Anastasio Bastida, presented the ladies of Spangles Harmony Chorus with the gold medal that they won at the Convention of the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers,

which took place in Benalmdena on 13 April. Spangles performed a concert last Wednesday at the Salon de Plenos of the Ayuntamiento of Los Alczares, where the mayor gave out the medals and remarked that he had never kissed so many ladies at one time. This is the second gold medal won by the chorus, celebrating another year as Champions of Spain and Portugal. Their Musical Director, Gail Grainger, remarked The chorus has worked very hard over the last 12 months to ensure that we brought the gold back to Los Alczares and we are very proud to do so for the second time. Chorus members are now busy raising funds so that Spangles can represent Spain overseas. Various events have been arranged, so please check their Facebook page or their website for full information. Spangles was formed in December 2004 by

Anthea Prentice and Lyn Baines, with only ve women. Today, the choir has grown to over 40 members who rehearse every Thursday in the Las Claras Municipal Centre. Spangles welcomes new members, so if youre looking to make new friends and enjoy singing, why not visit them at rehearsal? They meet from 10.30am-1.00pm. Following on from their rst gold medal success; Spangles released a CD called Pure Gold, which includes many audience favourites. Pure Gold is on sale at 5 and makes an ideal gift. Call 968 432 525 or 968 334 527 to order your copy. Please call Lyn on 968 432 525 or Anthea on 968 334 527 to book Spangles or to nd out how to join, or visit the website: www.spangleschorus.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/SpanglesChorus

Roda Rocks For HAH Mar Menor Over 300 people went to Cento Civico on Sunday June 16th to enjoy a fabulous afternoon in the sun, when HAH held their 3rd Rocking in Roda concert. A fantastic barbecue was supplied and cooked on the day by HAH volunteers led by Angela Brown and her team.

tremendous, and we would like to thank Mike (Campbells Restaurant), and Roda supporters for all their help supplying tables, chairs, planchas and for running and stafng the bar, and helping to clear up afterwards. We would also like to thank Jackie (Wildcat), Keeley, Brian B, Andy Dove, Diane & Alan (Dial) Suzie G and her girls, and Supervan, who supplied the superb entertainment. They do so much for charity, and are all stars. Lesley Eburne, HAH founder thanked Celia and so many of the HAH volunteers who all worked so hard to make this event such a success. She said Our volunteers are amazing and not only do they help with events, some also help on the care side and to date have assisted our Clinical Lead, Lynda Christophe, with the care of over 700 clients, I am so proud of them all. A grand rafe with prizes valued at over 1,000 was drawn. HAH would also like to thank all their supporters including Baxter Property Solutions, Novo Sports Bar (Paddy Singhs Restaurant), Los Urrutias and Bacchus Restauran, Los Narejos for their continued generosity. Although there are still a few expenses to come in, over 2.500 was raised on the day. The Orbi Playa Big Band was formed in September 2012 by former members of the CCCU Big Band which came to Torrevieja and wowed audiences with a wonderful selection of big band favourites earlier that summer. The band brings a programme of eclectic big band tunes including numbers by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ted Heath, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton, alongside numbers associated with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Natalie

Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall. With a repertoire that has something for everyone, The Orbi Playa Big Band will make its way to the Costas this summer for sun, sea, sangria and swing! The band will be moving down to La Vereda Restaurant, Sucina for their last gig on Wednesday, July 3rd. in support of HAH Mar Menor. Tickets available from Heather on 968 371 080 Having had to cancel the Auction at La Zona due to bad weather, this went ahead on Tuesday May 28th, where, due to the generosity of people donating items and the hard work of the fund raising team, an amazing 955 was raised. Carole Duff, who organised the event, said We had a brilliant turn-out on the day, and everything auctioned had been donated to HAH. We cannot thank the local community enough for all their support, the volunteers who helped to sort, catalogue and help on the day, and of course, Joanne (auctioneer) and her team at La Zona for working so hard to make this event so successful..

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Celia Ryan, HAH fundraiser who organised the event said, The feedback we received was

The Quiz held at La Vereda, Sucina on May 24th was another resounding success, where, thanks to Heather McElvey, her team, and Steve the quizmaster, a fantastic 370 was raised. Our grateful thanks to all concerned. The HAH book stall is at La Zona Bar, Los Narejos on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm, weather permitting. If you would like to join our team, please email helpathomespainm@gmail.com or telephone Lesley 968 134 978. For information about HAH, visit www.helpathome.es

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HELP MMM Donate 1250 to Holidays for Heroes Justin Farrier thanked everyone for the generous donation and said that the 1250 donated by HELP MMM will pay for ights for 12 individuals and a villa for 3 months or 3 villas for one month. Holidays4Heroes was formed in 2008 by ex-soldiers who had been injured and fell upon hard times themselves and wanted to give something back when life became better for them. Though independent from Help for Heroes, Justin conrmed that they do get referrals from them. They have strong links with the rehabilitation centre at Headley Court, BLESMA, RBL, SSAFA, RAFA, Royal Marines and all the Regimental Associations. Applicants are generally amputees, injured in other forms or bereaved families; there is no need to verify beyond the obvious when considering those applicants. More careful selection goes into the hard time and welfare cases, where a more rigid selection is used.

contact Justin on 633 102 479 or by email jsaf67@yahoo.com Their website is www.holidays4heroes.org HELP Murcia Mar Menor Donate 5000 to 5 Caritas Centres After the monthly General Meeting at Las Claras on 21st May, representatives of 5 local Caritas Centres; San Javier, Los Alcazares, Santiago de la Ribera, San Pedro and El Algar, accepted a cheque for 1000 each. They conrmed that, with 150 volunteers, they help people in need with food and clothing. Each week over 100 families need food, clothes and medical help or help with utility bills. Large shops donate food, including meat and bread, which is passed on to the Food Banks. The number of families helped vary, but in En Algar it is 130 families, in Santiago de la Ribera 190 and in San Javier it is 290 families. This is real practical help provided on a localised basis and co-ordinated through the Spanish Social Services. The Rev Father Jose Grinn thanked everybody for their kindness and assured the HELP members that the money would be put to good use for the benet of local people.

Spain, plus our latest Phone a Friend service. We loan out mobility equipment including wheelchairs, electric scooters, walking aids, bath/shower stools and chairs.

Phone HELP MMM on 968 570 059 or call into the ofce behind the Deutsche Bank near La Oasis. Ring us ahead of the holiday to book any equipment you need or send an email to helpmmm@gmail.com. Ofce hours are Monday to Friday 10am-1pm. The Friendship Group of HELP MMM events: Friday 26th July Coffee Morning and Quiz @ the Yachtsman, San Pedro 11am 3 including coffee. Lunch menu and snacks available. Friday 30th August Anne Hetherington In Another World @ Caf Golf 11 for 11.30am. Lunch available. Friday 27th September Train to Cartagena and Boat Trip. Meet at Los Nietos 10.45 for 11am.

Accommodation is generally gifted. However they do take out long term rentals on several properties, purely for ease and control and obviously to cater for larger numbers. These villas are generally owned by generous UK residents, who can afford the peppercorn rent that is offered as payment. At BBQs volunteer help would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to help, do please

HELP MURCIA MAR MENOR is a registered charitable emergency caring service. We offer help in many ways: Hospital visitors Emergency help Loan of mobility equipment Practical help & information Our hospital visitors can resolve problems for patients in hospital, as well as providing magazines and books, or just have a friendly chat. We can offer advice on transport, drivers, directions and give telephone numbers of organisations. We have a wide range of informative fact sheets to assist with living in

Ring Doreen Sykes on 637 920 882 or Janice Clark on 968 134 355 for information. You dont have to be a member to join us.

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If they are independent, they will hire their own vehicle to use; if not Justin, picks them up and makes sure they have enough food for when they get here and then take them shopping. He takes them to the beach, into Cartagena to visit the monastery and other places of interest. Justin was a soldier for 8 years and 14 years in the re service and is an unpaid volunteer.

Bernard Ash, president of HELP MMM also offered 25 boxes of clothes which will be delivered to them. This donation is in keeping with HELPs policy of donating a minimum of 10% of funds to good causes each year.

Friday 25th October Trip to Archena Spa. 8 entry. Friday 29th November Christmas Party @ Puerto 3, Los Alcazares.

Busy Time at the Centre EHCRC, a home for 52 horses, ponies and donkeys, opened its doors to take in another two new rescue horses.

will be creating special supportive shoes to help support Jetts joints whilst he continues growing. If this is successful, in two years it may be possible for surgery to help correct part of his deformity. He is in no pain therefore we will give him every chance to have a good life here with us at the centre. The second horse they have named Crystal. She is a beautiful grey mare, but absolutely skeletal. She was found by a German lady who has a riding school in Guadalest. She was looking to buy a horse for her school and came upon Crystal. Seeing the horric condition she was in she couldnt walk away, so she bought her and asked us if we could help. There are thousands of brood mares being left to starve to death because there is now no demand to buy young horses.

now leading an important procession through Rojales and being greeted by the Mayor. We at EHCRC think its wonderful to have become part of the great community of Rojales. Nero Nero was rescued last August. He was one of three horses locked away to starve to death in a closed down riding centre, together with two other horses, one of which sadly died of starvation in its stable the day before we managed to get access to save them. Nero is a PRE Pure-bred Spanish horse and before the crisis he would have been worth around 10,000. Now he is like thousands of others purebred horses; he has no value because no-one has money to buy them. Maybe you cant change the world by saving one horse, but you can change the whole world for the horse that you save. Please visit us our rescue centre or our charity shops and help us to help them. If you have any questions on any animal welfare issues or for more details of the work of EHCRC call Sue on 652 021 980 or visit www.easyhorsecare.net

The rst was a two year old horse which has been named Jett. Sue said We were contacted by a concerned member of a walking club, who had come upon a malnourished young horse with sever deformities in both hind legs. Arrangements were made to persuade the owner to hand the horse over to the centre, which thankfully he agreed to do. We had no idea how bad his condition was until we arrived with the trailer to pick him up. Extensive x-rays have been done to determine the extent of his deformities which we think were caused by his contracting a virus as a new-born foal which caused him to develop septic arthritis in his joints which through neglect and malnourishment, has led to these horric deformities. Aided by Gasper our Surgeon in Barcelona, our Farrier Enrique

EHCRC Marches Forward With Taffeta EHCRC had the honour of being invited to lead the San Isidro Pilgrims Walk with Taffeta the miniature horse, leaving from the church in Rojales at 8am and going to the Recorral Park. Behind Taffeta there were six magnicent horses, then the statue of Saint Isidro, carried in turn by the strong men of Rojales, plus the Mayor and dignitaries and a long line of pilgrims. Saint Isidro is the patron Saint of farmers and dates back to before the 1800s and anybody can take part on this annual historic pilgrimage. Youre even provided with a straw hat, scarf and walking cane with a spring of Rosemary attached for this very special occasion and get to keep them as a souvenir. Refreshments were provided to all the walkers; this traditionally is aniseed avoured rolls served with muscatel wine. The Mayor thanked Sue, volunteer Jenny and Taffeta for joining in with the celebrations. The Mayor is great lover of animals and the countryside and he has an assortment of farmyard birds. Rojales Council feels that EHCRC is now part of Rojales and should be part of the various estas throughout the year. They are even going to hold a special welcome home esta for Faith.

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Sue Weeding said Isnt it incredible that a little miniature horse left to die ve years ago is

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XVI San Javier International Jazz Festival 29th June 27th July The San Javier International Jazz Festival was born in 1998 as the result of the efforts and enthusiasm of a group of jazz fans. It has evolved into one of the most important cultural events in the Murcia region and has achieved national and international importance. Every year the festival brings the public the most signicant gures of the jazz world, as well as artistes from other musical genres such as blues, soul, bossa nova and funk. The San Javier International Jazz Festival started on Jun 29 and will continue all month to Jul 27. It will be held in the Auditorio Municipal Parque Almansa in San Javier. For more details visit http://www.teatrosanjavier.com or contact http://jazz.sanjavier.es/ Information may be subject to modications, but on the list to hopefully appear, are artistes including Uriah Heep, a band from the 70s, China Moses the well known jazz singer, Eli Degibri an Israeli composer and saxophonist, Avashaii Cohen an Israeli singer and bassist, saxophonist Bill Evans, John Pizarelli an American singer/guitarist and local jazz pianist Abdon Alcaraz who will be appearing with other Spanish musicians. There will be numerous artiste to complete the line up in this years jazz festival, including Jonathon Batiste who comes from Louisiana and is a brilliant jazz pianist and Judith Mateo who will be playing the violin along with 6 other band members. This amazing list of musicians is a guarantee to making this year one of the best San Javier Jazz Festivals. The Mar de Msicas 2013 19th-27th July in Cartagena The Mar de Msicas Festival is held every year in Cartagena and is one of the most important events in the eld of World Music. The festival focuses on folk music from all over the world and over the course of a month, the town becomes a major festive forum. All kinds of art forms are welcomed at this event. Some 50 groups and solo artists perform on the different stages prepared for the festival. Each year it focuses on a specic country, organising conferences, exhibitions and other parallel activities relating to different aspects of its culture. Friday 19th July 21:30 La Catedral 10 Sam Lee & Friends 23:00 Auditorio Parque Torres 28 Sinead OConnor & her band 01:30 Castilo Arabe Skip & Die and Dengue Dengue Dengue Saturday 20th July 21:30 La Catedral 10 Arnldo Antunes, Toumani Diabate & Edgar Scandurra 23:00 Auditorio Parque Torres 20 Novalima and La Pandilla Voladora 01:30 Castila Arabe Miki Gonzalez Sunday 21st July 22:00 Auditorio Parque Torres 12 Silvia Perez Cruz and Eva Ayllon Monday 22nd July 20:00 Plaza del Ayuntamiento free Ebo Taylor 21:30 La Catedral 10 Lucas Santtana 23:00 Auditorio Parque Torres 10-18 Susan Baca Tuesday 23rd July 20:00 Plaza del Ayuntamiento free Iman Baildi 22:00 Auditorio Parque Torres 18 Buika and Gregory Porter Wednesday 24th July 20:00 Plaza del Ayuntamiento free Cumbia All

Stars 21:30 La Catedral 10 Antonio Zambujo 22:00 Paseo del Puerto beside the ARQUA free Ondatropica and La Pegatina Thursday 25th July 20:00 Plaza del Ayuntamiento free Monsieur Perine 21:30 La Catedral 10 Julia Holter 23:00 Auditorio Parque Torres 18 Imany and Carminho Friday 26th July 20:00 Plaza del Ayuntamiento free Chicha Libre 21:30 La Catedral 10 Nynke 23:00 Auditorio Parque Torres 15 Eli Paperboy Reed 01:00 Castillo Arabe La Bien Querida and Mangaporhombro Sessions Saturday 27th July 20:00 Plaza del Ayuntamiento free Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciouness

23:00 Auditorio Parque Torres 20 Julieta Venegas and La Mala Rodeiguez 02:30 Castilo Arabe Javiera Mena Individual Tickets are available via ticketmaster Tel 968 501 615/968 123 827 Nuevo Teatro Circo Auditorio and El Batel MonFri 10am-2pm and 5pm-10pm. Passes are available from Nuevo Teatro Circo Auditorio and El Batel Mon-Fri10am-2pm and 5pm-10pm Tel 902 150 025 (premium rate number) There are 350 Mar de Musicas Pass costing 75 each for the concerts taking place in the Auditorio Parque Torres and a further 100 Passes costing 25 each for the concerts at the La Catedral. For more information take a look at the ofcial website http://www.lamardemusicas.com/

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The Month of July is known as a popular month for weddings, despite the old wives tale that those who marry in July will have to toil for their daily bread. I dont know the origin of this tale, but whoever it was, must not have been a happy bride. I can think of no better month for weddings, especially as the weather promises to be good and owers are at their best. However, for some like Jean and Emma, the upcoming July nuptials bear dread and gloom and it is quite understandable to see why. They have my sympathy and understanding and my advice is to make best of a bad situation, get on with their lives and enjoy the rest of the month. Dear Jennifer AM I RIGHT IN SNUBBING MY BROTHERIN-LAW? My sister, whom I adored, died suddenly a few months ago and it did not take

long for my brother-in-law to nd someone new in his life. While my sister was alive, he treated her appallingly, but she could never nd the strength to leave him. However, my family have decided to rally around him for my late sisters sake, whereas I cant bring myself to attend his wedding next month. Can I refuse to go or will am I being silly? Also, am I under any obligation to be friendly with him? Jean M. Dear Jean You are under no obligation to go the wedding if you dont want to. Neither are you obliged to explain yourself to your relatives. Do whatever you feel is best for you and save your time and energy for people in your life who matter. Jennifer Dear Jennifer MY SLOPPY HUSBAND IS AN EMBARRASSMENT. Our only godchild is getting married in a few weeks in a very formal wedding ceremony. We have been close to her since she was born and we are looking forward to the festivities. However, there is one

big problem - my husband refuses to wear a suit or even a jacket and tie for the wedding! I bought him a nice suit to try and persuade him to change his mind, but he wont budge. Instead he insists on wearing his usual attire of golf shirt and shorts! I know the wedding guests will talk and this will embarrass my godchild and me no end, but should I go to the wedding alone or drag him along against his wishes? Emma S. Dear Emma Leave him at home and make sure he understands the reasons behind your decision. If your husband wont dress up for this formal wedding, even for your godchilds sake, then he can sit it out at home. You can go on your own and still have a good time without him. However, if he comes to his senses then the dress code still applies, that is, formal attire does not mean golf shirt and shorts! Jennifer If you would like me to solve your dilemma, send your questions to me at jennifer@lifemaxxinternational.com.

Vanilla - Vainilla Vanilla is a avouring derived from the pods of orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, at-leaved Vanilla. According to Totonac mythology, the tropical orchid was born when Princess Xanat, forbidden by her father from marrying a mortal, ed to the forest with her lover. The lovers were captured and beheaded. Where their blood touched the ground, the vine of the tropical orchid grew.
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world production. Vanilla grows best in a hot, humid climate with loose, highly organic and loamy textured soil. The plants must be well drained and grown on a slight slope helps this condition. As with most orchids, the blossoms grow along stems branching from the main vine usually in the spring. Vanilla grows by climbing up an existing tree, called a tutor, a pole, or other support. It can be grown in a wood on trees, in a plantation on trees or poles, or in a shader. Left alone, it will grow as high as possible on the support, with few owers. Every year, growers fold the higher parts of the plant downward so the plant stays at heights accessible, which also greatly stimulates owering. The seed capsule will ripen and open as it dries and releases the distinctive Vanilla smell. To ensure the nest avour from every fruit, each individual pod must be picked by hand just as it begins to split on the end. Once fully cured, the Vanilla fruits are sorted by quality and graded. The word Vanilla, simply translates as little pod. This spice is the second most expensive after Saffron, because the growing of this plant is extremely labour intensive. Vanilla is used both commercially in the perfume and aromatherapy industry and domestically in baking. There are different varieties of Vanilla and the pods can be used to avour food such as custard and ice cream. There are three main commercial preparations of natural Vanilla: Whole Pod Powder (ground

pods, kept pure or blended with sugar, starch, or other ingredients) Extract (in alcoholic or occasionally glycerol solution; both pure and imitation forms of vanilla contain at least 35% alcohol) Vanilla avouring in food may be achieved by adding Vanilla Extract or by cooking Vanilla Pods in the liquid preparation. A stronger aroma may be attained if the pods are split in two, exposing more of a pods surface area to the liquid. In this case, the pods seeds are mixed into the preparation. Natural Vanilla gives a brown or yellow colour to preparations, depending on the concentration. Good quality Vanilla has a strong aromatic avour, but food with small amounts of low quality Vanilla or articial Vanilla-like avourings are far more common, since true Vanilla is much more expensive. Studies show all you need to calm down quickly is the smell of Vanilla. A study reported that people became 63% less claustrophobic after getting exposed to the aroma of pure Vanilla. There was no change in their heart rate, so obviously, the aroma reduced their anxiety, possibly by the pleasant memories evoked by the Vanilla aroma or by some other physiological response. Vanillas fragrance is also known to improve ones condence and helps to dissolve pent-up anger and frustration. It is consoling and can unleash hidden, often subconscious, sensuality. Vanilla is excellent in aromatherapy; to scent candles, to freshen pot-pourri, making soaps, for massage and bath oils and especially for body perfume. Try dabbing little Vanilla extract on your wrists, or take a bath scented with a little real Vanilla extract for some essential relaxation.

Once it was discovered that the orchids could be pollinated by hand, the production of Vanilla thrived and by 1898, Madagascar, Runion, and the Comoros Islands produced 200 metric tons of Vanilla Beans; about 80% of

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FAST Camposol was asked to man a First Aid Tent over two days at the Camposol Fiesta which at rst appeared to be a comparatively simple undertaking. However, this proved to be a bit of a logistical nightmare in terms of manpower, as we also had to maintain our normal cover within Camposol which means having two responders on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the Fiesta could not encroach on the normal FAST response team. The call went out and as usual our fabulous team of responders who provide this unique service rose to the occasion, which meant that we were able to supply the additional 21 responders required to work in 3 hour shifts. This was only made possible by our volunteers giving up their free time to take on the extra duties. The FAST Committee wish to express their appreciation to everyone who stepped forward to make this possible, not forgetting their family members who also assisted and gave their support. The icing on the cake for FAST was that there were no

major incidents over the course of the Fiesta for the teams to deal with. FASTs dedication to duty did not go unrewarded, as the team helped to raise the prole of FAST and at the same time attracted the much needed funds to help us maintain our commitment to the residents and visitors to Camposol. Our shrapnel bucket at the tent received over 400 in donations from people passing by or stopping to say hello and wishing us well. In addition, the Silly Old Sods presented us with a donation of 300 and a further 100 came from Sheilas Lending Library and 250 from John de Bingo.

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FAST are extremely grateful for all the donations we receive as without them we would be unable to purchase the necessary equipment including oxygen, training and supplies required to help us to help you and carry on making Camposol a safer place for all. Our grateful thanks to everyone who contributes to our cause. Gerry Bradshaw 677 288 033 fastcamposol@hotmail.com

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St Nicholas Ecumenical Church Calle Sobrija 2248 Sector D20 Camposol By Rev Len Eaton MBE www.stnicholaschurchspain.com June has once again been a busy month at the Church; many arriving back for holidays and a number of others planning to go away to cooler climes. The 9th June, however, was a very special day with a joint service of Holy Communion to celebrate two years since our Church was consecrated. For this special service we used The Eucharistic Liturgy of Lima, designed by the Ecumenical World Council of Christian Churches. It seems no time at all since we arrived in 2000 to nd that there were no English language Church services being conducted between Mojacar and Torrevieja; just short of 250km between them, with Mazarrn in the middle. We found a Minister in Mojacar who visited once a month on a Thursday to celebrate Holy Communion for the local community and in 2002 we set up our own Independent Ecumenical

Church. Through hard work, commitment and generosity by many of our congregation and others, we were able to buy a large house on Camposol Sector D20 and convert it for use as a Church. The nal stages to nish the conversion are now completed and we have authority to place some direction signs to the Church from the motorway. I had the pleasure to write the rst ever article for the then brand new Costa Clida Chronicle. Now I read in the Chronicle that our area has no less than seven different places of worship! What a difference in a very short length of time Praise the Lord. We have started planning for the Ordination to Minister of Rev Deacon Maureen Kent and Rev Deacon Eberhart Klute which will take place at the end of November. This is yet another big step in our Ministry, as both of these people have worked their way through the Church. More of this nearer the time Services for July Sunday 7th Songs of Praise

10.30am Sunday 14th 10.30am Sunday 21st 10.30am Sunday 28th 10.30am

Holy Communion Morning Prayer Holy Communion

All services take place at Calle Sobrija 2248, D20 Camposol, where a warm welcome awaits you. Services offered by the Church are Wedding Blessings, Holy Baptism, Conrmation 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 condential. For any of the Church Services offered, or other information, please call Rev Len Eaton on 968 138 952, Rev Deacon Maureen Kent on 636 099 679, Rev Deacon Bill Coyle 634 143 260, or Rev Bro Konrad 679 927 268.

Runes & Tarot Runes These are symbols with phonetic value that can be used for writing. They are of Norse or Scandinavian origin and were commonly carved into stone to pay homage to a Norseman who had not returned from a Viking raid. In those days, writing was considered magical, but they had many uses other than writing. Each Rune stave has multiple uses and meanings. The British Museum has many artefacts with Runes carved into them and some of those are talismans, constructed with magical intent for the wearer of the talisman.

without food or drink, eventually he fell back screaming and seized the Runes. Woden has many guises, but a shamanic version is well documented in both the Poetic and Prose Edda. He also makes appearances in some of the Icelandic Sagas. The initiation on the world tree is a shamanic type of rite. One of the uses of the Runes, documented by the Roman General and historian Tacitus, was for divination, a way of connecting with the higher consciousness to divine future events. This is a method of divination I will be offering through these pages. Put a question to me and I will draw three Runes for you and give you the advice and probable outcome of your situation.

and elements of alchemy. No-one is sure of the origin of Tarot, but there is evidence to suggest they existed in the 15th Century, possibly in the 14th and originating in Italy.

In Norse, heathen belief, the god Woden or Odin (Woden is the Anglo Saxon name for the same god and after whom is named Wednesday) hanged himself on the world tree, called Yggdrasil which connected all of the nine worlds of Norse religion. He offered himself as a sacrice to himself, pierced with his own spear. He hung on the tree for nine nights,

There are four suits of ten minor cards, representing Air, Fire, Water and Earth. There are sixteen court cards, again containing all the elements and there are twenty-two Major Arcana cards, so seventy-eight in total. The Major Arcana represent the pathways between the ten disks on the Kabala World Tree. The Tarot can look at any aspect of your life and give you advice which you can choose to follow or not. Send your queries to melbeasley1721l@aol.com

Tarot I am also offering Tarot which are designed as a map of the universe, based on the Kabalistic World Tree and incorporating the Zodiac

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I use the Anglo Saxon Futhork (named after the rst six Runes of the runic alphabet. This comprises of twenty-nine Runes, though depending on the local dialect could be as many as thirty-three. The most commonly used Futhark is the Elder Germanic Futhark comprising twenty-four Runes which is the number of pathways between the nine worlds if the World Tree is drawn diagrammatically similar to the Kabala World Tree. The Norsemen used just sixteen Runes in what is called the Younger Futhark.

The Aim of Our Charity To assist nancially with the spaying or castration of your pet or any feral animal in your neighbourhood if you are concerned that they may breed and add further to the wild animal population. If funds are available we can help with medical expenses for operations etc. and as a last resort with euthanasia to prevent an animal further suffering. How Do We Do This? We sell items that you have generously donated, plus accept any cash contributions in order to raise the money needed. As with most charities, there is never enough money to do everything we would like, so no contribution is refused. How You Can Help Us? We need your unwanted items. You may donate anything from a single item up to a house clearance. You can donate at the shop, Mon-Sat 10am-2pm. (Take the third left after Barclays Bank on your way into Puerto de Mazarrn, just before the new Consum supermarket). Check out our website mazarronanimalmedi-aid.co.uk where there is a link to show furnishings for sale. Drop-Off Point Tuesdayn on Camposol B car park opposite the petrol station 10am-1pm. We can arrange collection if needed. 50/50 Scheme We take anything from a single item up to full house contents, including household furniture, and white goods. We can collect the bulky items free of charge, display them in our shop and once sold, will forward your 50% share. Applies to larger items only. FaceBook Join us on facebook or take a look to see how we are getting along at www.facebook.com/mamascharity
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Ex-Servicemens Association Of Mazarrn District (ESAMD) Cheque Presentation At the monthly get together of ESAMD at Restaurante La Siena, two cheques, each to the value of 500, were handed over to Age Concern Costa Clida (ACCC) and to ASPADEM. The photos show Ann Lambert, President of ACCC, receiving her cheque and two beneciaries of ASPADEM who are clearly overjoyed to be present, accepting their cheque.

summer, rescued by a charity who then homed her. Bella is a Mastine/GSD cross, but unfortunately the family has to return to the UK. The family is devastated not only to lose the house, but to give up their beloved dog. They have nowhere to go yet in the UK and will possibly have to go into B & B so they cannot take Bella with them. MAMAs have kindly stepped in to help and have paid to have Bella spayed so that she has a better chance of getting a new home. Her blood test was negative and she is up to date with all her injections and has been microchipped so is ready to travel anywhere. If anybody would like to offer this beautiful girlie a home we would love to hear from you. Please contact us if you need help. Tel 666 186 037 or call at the shop Email mazarronanimalmedi-aid@hotmail. com Helping You Helping Animals Registered Charity No 9537/1a

The ESAMD are meeting at the Spice Villa on Camposol A on Wednesday 10th July 7.30pm for 8.00pm for their next function. The cost of this meal will be 12 for members and 14 for guests. This function is open to all members of ESAMD and their invited guests.

Among the many animals we have helped recently was Bella. She was one of 2 puppies abandoned at a Petrol Station last

For more information please contact either Bill Roberts or Ian Wilson, c/o ESAMD. Any Ex-Service personnel wishing to join, should contact the Membership Secretary on 629 818 611.

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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Hospital Maintenance The Governing Council has authorized the Ministry of Health and Social Policy to hire hospital maintenance Los Arcos del Mar Menor and the Santa Luca de Cartagena, for a total amount of 2,905,358 euros. Both contracts are for maintenance, upkeep and repair of infrastructure. It also includes technical-legal maintenance, preventive and replacement of equipment for industrial electricity as well as hot water production and electricity by solar energy. This budget also provides for the maintenance of water distribution networks, electricity, air conditioning and medical gas and re system and sanitation and wastewater reuse. The Hemodialysis Unit in Reina Soa Hospital The Governing Council has given the green light to the acquisition by Murciano Health Service for the equipment needed for the operation of the hemodialysis unit of the General Hospital Universitario Reina Soa, for a total amount of 1,258,558 euros. Hemodialysis is a procedure that replaces the renal function when the kidneys stop functioning and involves removing blood from the body and pass through a dialyzer. This is done to remove excess blood water and substances harmful to the body, such as urea, creatinine, uric acid and potassium, as well as other substances needed to replenish the body. Patients with chronic kidney disease require hemodialysis sessions to lter and purify the blood through an articial kidney that supplies the functions of a diseased organ and returns the clean blood to the body. Hemodialysis sessions are usually four hours at least three times a week. Medical Imaging Murcia Health Service Money has been allocated from central government for a project to store and safeguard all radiological imaging or other

modalities, such as ultrasound in gynaecology and cardiology, generated by different medical specialties from any health area of regional health map. Health professionals will be available to all test results associated with medical imaging they need. This will also avoid duplication of tests and have access to a more complete medical history. The Purchase Of Monitoring Stations At Three Hospitals In The Region The Governing Council has given its approval to an investment of the Health and Social Policy, through Murcia Health Service, to provide monitors and central monitoring Resuscitation Units and Intensive Care Morales Meseguer Hospital, Hospital Virgen del Castillo of Yecla and the Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca. The aim is to acquire equipment to enable data to capture parameters and other medical equipment connected to the patient and facilitate the professionals to access clinical information from anywhere in the hospital. Social Care Services In The Region Of Cartagena and Yecla Money is to be directed to the hiring of day centre services for dependent elderly people and people with disabilities in the region of Cartagena. The regional government has approved the recruitment of 204 places for people with intellectual disabilities in the municipality, depending on the degree of disability of the person. In addition, the regional government has given approval to an agreement between the Community, through the Instituto Murciano Social Action and the Municipal Social Services City of Cartagena to deliver the service day centre for older people dependent on the neighbourhood of Los Dolores. 15 places will include basic welfare care in daily living activities, accessible transportation, counselling and guidance for empowerment, social care and rehabilitation as well as psychological and occupational therapy.

A budget has been awarded for the maintenance of 44 day centre places in Yecla, aimed at older persons in situations of dependency. The Community is working on the implementation of programmes and services for elderly or disabled persons in order to improve their living conditions. It should help to ensure the right of citizens to enjoy basic levels of social welfare and guaranteed services serving those needs. Agreement With The Ministry Of Defence To Provide Vocational Training In Military Schools The Governing Council has approved the addendum to the collaboration agreement between the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and the Community, which allows imparting the teachings of Higher Vocational Education in schools Military Training Armed Forces NCO. Specically, it provides teaching staff with the qualications and requirements to be delivered by the Higher Grade Cycle Support Manager at the School of Marine Corps General Albacete and Fuster Cartagena. New Interim Agreement That Recognizes Work Experience and Academic Merits Of The Candidates The government has given the green light for the provision of jobs for college faculties, which aims to dene a stable framework for the recruitment of temporary staff and provide better legal certainty in the performance of teaching duties. One of the main aims is to set up temporary lists to give them access to public teaching, along with the teaching experience of the candidates, in order to ensure the highest quality of the system education. The new system will recognise teaching experience, record values of the candidates, reduce the pressure in each selection process and allow inexperienced novice aspirants to be considered for jobs.

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Mass in English is celebrated every Saturday at the Catholic chapel at Pastrana, approximately 10km from Mazarrn Schedule of Masses: Saturday at 4:30pm Schedule of Confession: Saturday from 3:30-4:25pm also on request Fr. Carlos Prats 628 824 555 Fr. Octavio Carpena 676 219 445 www.pastranaonline.com The Eucharist He who eats my body and drinks my blood will have eternal life (John 6.51). And the Word was made esh. I am the bread which comes down from heaven (John 6.43). The Word made esh more than 2000 years ago, is still present today in the Eucharist. Receiving Holy Communion is therefore the greatest gift of love the Risen Christ can give us, as it is Himself He is giving to us. True Eucharist is not only communion and reunion with God, but also full communion

and reconciliation with each other, our family, friends and especially our enemies as Christ did, on the Cross to everyone, including those who put him there. From the cross he accepted all our sins. During Mass, at the conclusion of the Eucharist Prayers, when the Priest lifts up our offering of the Risen Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, saying, Through Him, and with Him, and in Him means through Jesus and with Jesus, and in Jesus, and with these words we receive the Blessings, Love and Mercy from Jesus.

With the wonderful words given to St. Faustina by Jesus Eternal life begins here on earth through Holy Communion. Each Holy Communion makes you more capable of communing with God throughout Eternity (Diary 1811). Blessed Fr. Sopocko states The Eucharist is our daily bread. The advantage of this divine food is its power of unity - it unites us with the body and blood of the Saviour and makes us one with Him Everything true, everything holy, everything eternal, everything divine accomplished by the church in her 2000 years of existence has its origin, development, and nourishment in the mystery of the Eucharist. History is quick to testify and prove that at every time and in every place where devotion to the Blessed Sacrament ourished there were recorded those wonderful Christian achievements of which Catholicism is justly proud.

Fear can be a crippling thing and when it strikes us it can stop us in our tracks. I can remember a couple of times during my life when fear has literally overtaken me and left me unable to function normally. The rst of these occasions was when I was in my early twenties and I can vividly recall the event, even now. In the space of four years I had a new job, got married, had a baby son and was sitting in a classroom in Moseley, Birmingham, ready to do an exam to gain my HNC in business studies. The result of this exam would affect my future career and I so desperately wanted to do well and progress in my new job. When the guy who was overseeing the examination said the words OK, you have three hours to complete the exam, please turn your pa-

pers over and start now... well, I just froze! My mind went totally and completely blank. I just stared at the rst few questions and had no idea what they were asking me to respond to. Fear hit me like a huge wave and I just sat there staring into space; it was something so tangible and real, I could almost reach out and touch it and it was about to crush me. I sat there feeling my heartbeat loud in my head and with a dry mouth and panic waves hitting the beach of my heart; I tried desperately to break free from the grip of this awful situation. As I sat there for what seemed like eternity, part of a Bible verse came into my mind which basically says Perfect love casts

out all fear, [speaking about the love that God has for every one of us] even before we receive his love into our lives.. He loved us rst, so there, in that exam room in Birmingham, I fought to overcome the power of this fear that had gripped me. I started to pray and thank God for loving me so perfectly and for giving up His Son, Jesus, to come and make a way for me to overcome the fear that had overtaken my life. As I prayed, I felt strength rise in my heart and amazingly I sensed such a wonderful release from the feelings that were so physically real, just moments before. As I looked again at the rst few questions on the exam paper, suddenly they seemed to make sense and I started to write down my answers. A beautiful calm rested on me and I continued to answer question after question and whether my answers were right or wrong, for some reason it did not seem to matter any more His perfect love was working in my life. Even when one of the other students handed in his papers after just 45 minutes, it did not phase me and I continued trusting God and writing down my answers. Dont let fear have a grip on your life and hold you back from fullling the plans that God has for your life, [yes, He has plans for your life as well as mine]. Let Gods perfect love ll your life right now and walk with Him through and out of your valley of fear. By the way - I passed the exam with distinction and was given a large wage increase by my bosswhat a result!

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If you are looking for great quality, authentic Indian cuisine, look no further than the Spice Villa Restaurant on Camposol Sector A. The new owners took over the premises, previously known as The Gateway To India, in February this year and have made many improvements, including a refurbishment of the bar area and an exciting new menu. The owners have a wealth of experience in the restaurant business, working for 15 years in India and then another 12 years in their well-established restaurants in Torrevieja. Manager, Sam said As well as using the best quality ingredients, we put a great emphasis on meeting customers requests. Customer satisfaction is paramount and our chefs will do all they can to adapt our dishes to meet individual tastes. The extensive menu is varied and provides

superb value, with 2 Menu del Dias which are served between 12pm & 3.30pm. You can choose between a single course with side dishes at 5.95 or a two course meal at 9.95 which includes a small beer, glass of wine or soft drink. Alternatively you can have Indian Tapas and a small drink for just 5!!

In the evening you can choose the Early Bird Menu between 6pm & 8pm. For just 12.50 you can have poppadoms served with chutneys, followed by a choice of starter and main course with side dishes. The price also includes a bottle of wine per couple or alternatively a small beer, glass of wine or soft drink. Over the last few months, Spice Villa has seen a signicant increase in the number of customers and regularly hosts the Camposol Curry Club. The 104 seater restaurant has an outside terrace area and can cater for private parties in a sectioned off area. They can even provide music on request.

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The Spice Villa is open 7 days a week from 12pm-3.30pm and 5pm until Midnight. They also provide an excellent takeaway service as well as free delivery across Camposol and as far aeld as Mazarrn Country Club and Condado de Alhama. So what are you waiting for? Sam and his team at Spice Villa look forward to serving you.You wont be disappointed! Tel 968 199 226/617 435 218

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June has once again been another wonderful month for the Beacon of Light and we have welcomed many new supporters who have enjoyed the amazing evidence and inspirational philosophy. Our early healing sessions starting at 5.30pm have been well supported. We are looking forward to starting the course on training new healers commencing in September. Details will be available soon. Our meetings are every Wednesday from 7pm with weekly guest mediums and usually nish at approximately 8.30pm. As always the evenings ends with a friendly chat and a cup of tea and biscuits. All our meetings are funded by donations given

during the evening. Mediums for July: Wednesday 3rd Marilyn Webb Wednesday 10th Tricia Doherty Wednesday 17th Debbie Blevins Wednesday 24th Jimmy McArthur Thursday 25th Jimmy McArthur Clairvoyance @ Namaste, Camposol B 8pm (doors close at 7.45) Tickets 5 Do you seek a special place? The welcomes warm, a friendly face, Do you need a place to go? When you feel good or you feel low. Do you want to know some more, For when we exit Earth Planes door? Healing you can get from there, Given with lots of loving care. Mediums travel from afar, Some by plane and some by car, Messages of hope to bring, From loved ones as we proudly sing.

Life does not end at the grave, Eternal love to you they gave, Theyre never very far from you, So very close in all you do. So why not pop along and see, And join us for a cup of tea, If you would like on a Wednesday night, Come to our Centre - The Beacon of Light For further information please phone 620 877 326 beacon.of.light.murcia@gmail. Email com http://beaconoflightmurcia.webs. com Join us on Facebook Beacon of Light Murcia

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RED Entertainment GREEN Charity & non-prot making events ORANGE Special menus BLACK Fiestas & important events PURPLE Market, exhibitions, leisure & meetings Please refer to the relevant advert or editorial for more details of events
Every Mon Male Monday @ Janes Salon, Condado de Alhama, Gents Haircut only 5 Mazarrn Bay Bridge Club @ La Cumbre Hotel, Pto de Mazarrn 9.30am Spanish Conversation @ Janes Salon, Bolnuevo 3pm 6 Dance Fitness with Mark @ Oscars, Camposol B 10am Ladies Chatterbox Sew & Sew @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 2.30-4.30pm Fit4Life Weight Group @ Janes Salon, Bolnuevo 4pm 5 Chiropody with Phillip Dawe @ Sensol Golf Villa Sales Building, Camposol C Bowling League @ Alley Palais, Camposol B Music Quiz @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A 9pm (free nibbles) Movie Night @ Oscars, Camposol B from 9pm (different movie screening each week) 3 Course Menu del Noche @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn 10 1 Coin Night/Live Music @ La Vida, El Pareton (drinks 1 if paid by 1 coin) 12-4pm HAH 2nd Hand Goods to Buy/Sell @ Brendas Boutique, Los Urrutias10-1pm Andreas Animal Rescue Collection @ Car Park, Camposol B 11.30-1.30pm HELP MMM Bingo @ La Zona Bar, Los Alczares 2pm 1/game Every Tue B Clean Working Party @ Commercial Centre, Camposol B 9am Petanca @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhma from 4pm Football Training Session (ages 4-17) @ El Pareton 6-7pm Indoor Market @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama from 6pm Harlequin Rock Choir Meeting @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 7.30-9pm 2 3 3 4 Course Course Course Course Al Fresco Cooking/Dining @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 7.30pm, 8 inc btl wine for 2 Menu del Noche @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn 10 Menu del Noche @ Old Market Tavern, Pto de Mazarrn, 10 inc btl wine for 2 Menu del Noche @ La Vida, El Pareton 12

Karaoke @ The Arches, Los Alczares MABS Mazarrn Coffee Morning @ MABS Centre, Camposol B 10-1pm MAMAS Collection/Book Stall @ Camposol B Car Park 10-1pm Every Wed Day Trip to Benidorm Viajes Dragontours 19 C Gardening Group Clean Up @ Camposol C 9am Camposol Bridge Club, Duplicate Bridge @ Trevi Bar, Camposol B 9.30am Dance Fitness with Mark @ Oscars, Camposol B 10am Mar Menor Golf Society Competition Pool League @ Alley Palais, Camposol B Beacon of Light Centre @ School House, Caadas del Romero 7-8.30pm 2 Course Pie Night @ Old Market Tavern, Pto de Mazarrn, 10 inc a drink 3 Course Steak & Spare Rib Night @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn 15 3 Course Steak Night @ La Vida, El Pareton 25 for 2 Karaoke & Disco @ Alley Palais, Camposol B 9pm-late Karaoke with Byron @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A 9pm Live Entertainment by Local Artiste @ Oscars, Camposol B from 9pm Spanish Live Dance Music @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo HAH 2nd Hand Goods to Buy/Sell @ Brendas Boutique, Los Urrutias 10-1pm

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Age Concern booking events etc @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 10-1pm MABS MMM Art Workshop @ Caf Golf, San Javier, 10-12pm 2 PALS booking events etc @ Saralaras, Pto de Mazarrn 1-3.30pm HAH Book & DVD Club @ La Zona Bar, Los Narejos 2.30-4.30pm Every Thu Camposol Market @ Camposol A Hearing Specialist for Tests/Hearing Aids @ Janes Salon, Bolnuevo, Appt only Fun Quiz @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A 6pm Spangles Barber Shop @ Las Claras, Los Alcazares 10.30am-1pm Market Day Special @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A Mexican Night @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhma from 6pm 2 Course Curry Night @ Old Market Tavern, Pto de Mazarrn, 10 inc a drink 4 Course Surprise Menu @ Bistro Ratatouille Pto de Mazarrn 25 for 2 BBQ Night @ La Vida, El Pareton Music in The Square/Disco/Karaoke with Byron @ Bistro Bulgaria, Oscars & The Steak Out Age Concern booking events etc @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 10-1pm PALS for booking events etc @ Tels Bar, Camposol B 11am-1.30pm Andreas Animal Rescue Collection @ Mazarrn Country Club 11.30-1pm Every Fri Camposol Bridge Club/Duplicate Bridge @ Trevi Bar, Camposol B 9.30am Friday Art Group @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 9.45-12.30pm Dance Fitness with Mark @ Oscars, Camposol B 10am Indoor Market @ The Steak Out, Camposol B 10-2pm Camposol A Gardening Book Stall @ Car Park Camposol A 10.30-12.30pm Camposol C Greenngers Group @ 10 Pin Bowling Totana 4pm Positive Thinking Workshop @ Mazarrn Pensioners Club, Mazarrn 5-6.30pm Fish & Chips @ La Vida, El Pareton from 5.50 Fish & Chip Night @ New Royal, Pto de Mazarrn 6.50 Fish & Chip Night @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhma from 6pm, 7.50 3 Course Fish & Chip Night @ Old Market Tavern, Pto de Mazarron 10 19 for 2 large Cod & Chips @ Rest Marina, Pto de Mazarrn, inc btl wine Steak Dinner Special @ Blues House American Grill, Bolnuevo 22 for 2 inc a drink 3 Course Surprise Menu @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn 19.50 Disco & Karaoke @ Alley Palais, Camposol B 9pm-late Live Music & Evening Market @ La Plaza, Hacienda del lamo Karaoke with Eddie B @ The Steak Out, Camposol B Noahs ARC Book Stall/Bric-a-Brac @ Camposol B 9.30-2pm HAH 2nd Hand Goods to Buy/Sell @ Brendas Boutique, Los Urrutias 10-1pm Age Concern booking events etc @ Commercial Centre, Camposol B 11-1pm Lions Mazarrn booking events etc outside Compusurf, Camposol B 11am GOmaD Donations @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B/Costa Calida Radio 12.30-2pm Every Sat Harlequin Rock Choir Meeting @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 2-4pm 19 for 2 large Cod & Chips @ Rest Marina, Pto de Mazarrn inc btl wine 3 Course Steak Night @ Old Market Tavern, Pto de Mazarrn 15 3 Course Surprise Menu @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn 19.50 3 Course Steak Night @ La Vida, El Pareton 25 for 2 Karaoke & Disco @ Alley Palais, Camposol B 9pm-late MABS MMM Book Sale @ The Arches Bar, Los Alczares 10-1pm HAH 2nd Hand Goods to Buy/Sell @ Brendas Boutique, Los Urrutias 10-1pm PALS booking events @ Commercial Centre, Camposol B 11am-1.30pm Every Sun Car Boot Sale @ Caadas del Romero Social Centre 8.30am Car Boot Sale @ Venta Romero, Cuevas de Reyllo. 9-2pm Fun Quiz @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama 5pm Sunday Roast @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A from 6.50 Buffet Special @ Blues House American Grill, Bolnuevo 6.95 Sunday Roast @ AP Grill, Camposol B, 6.95

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Sunday Lunch @ La Vida, El Pareton from 7.50 2 Course Sunday Roast @ Rest Marina, Pto de Mazarrn 8 inc glass of wine Sunday Roast @ New Royal, Pto de Mazarrn 8.50 3 Course Sunday Lunch @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn 10 inc btl wine for 2 3 Course Sunday Lunch @ Old Market Tavern, Pto de Mazarrn 10 inc btl wine for 2 3 Course Sunday Lunch @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhma 10 Meat Carvery/Vegetable Buffet @ La Mariposa, Gebas from 10.50 inc glass wine/beer 3 Course Sunday Roast (pm) @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn10 inc btl wine for 2 HELP MMM Car Boot @ Autocine, Los Narejos Open Day @ Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, Rojales 1-4pm JULY Monday 1 San Javier Jazz Festival (until 27th) Cartagena Tours during the month of July (see page 16) XVI San Javier International Jazz Festival until 27th River Rafting Tour on the Segura River @ La Mariposa, Gebas Football Camp until 26th (see page 96) PALS Monthly Meeting @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 11.15am Tuesday 2 HAH Volunteers Meeting @ Bacchus Restaurant, The Oasis, Los Narejos 11.30am PALS Afternoon @ Rincon Elias, Bolnuevo 17.50 lunch/wine/live music/amenco Henley Regatta (until 7th) Welcome Petanca @ Marianos, Camposol A 4pm Woody @ The Arches, Los Alczares Age Concern Talking Shop Social @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 1.30-3.30pm HAH The Big Band @ La Vereda Restaurant, Sucina 7.30pm, 5 inc nibbles Thursday 4 Market Morning @ Janes Salon, Bolnuevo Kieran @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Friday 5 Open Door - Noel Richards in concert @ Los Almagros 7pm Free Entry The CAS Band @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A Woody @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama Backwater & by Disco with Dutch @ Oscars, Camposol B Tulsa Rock @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo MABS Murcia NW Market Stall @ Calle Segura, Calasparra 9-1pm Lion Country CM with Phil Brady @ La Molata, Caadas de Alhama 8pm, 5 Saturday 6 Guided Tour of Cegehn from Tourist Info Centre @ 11am Welcome Meeting @ Marianos, Camposol A 2pm ADAPT Meeting @ Pensionista de Hogar, San Pedro 10.30am Paella Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 5 Cocktail Fever Disco @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn from 4pm The CAS Band @ The Clover, Condado de Alhama Live Entertainment (tbc) & Disco with Dutch @ Oscars Emily Hullman @ The Arches, Los Alczares Kye James @ The Club House, Camposol C 9pm Rod Stewart Tribute @ La Mariposa, Gebas Campari Orange Party @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Joe Cocker Tribute @ New Royal, Pto de Mazarrn Bee Gees Tribute @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Sunday 7 Artisan Market @ Bullas Shakira Tribute @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama
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Monday 8

National Transplant Week (until 14th) Viajes Dragontours Shopping Trip to Ikea/Nuevo Condomino, Murcia 15 PALS Respite Care Meeting @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 11am

Tuesday 9

Welcome Book Swap @ ICA Medical Centre, Camposol B 10-12pm Highway Bluesy @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo HAH Table Top Sale @ La Zona Bar, Los Alccares 10-2pm HELP MMM Charity Market @ La Zona Bar, Los Alcazres 11.30am

Wednesday 10

SAMM General Meeting @ CAR Infanta Cristina, Los Narejos 11am ESADM Dinner @ The Spice Villa, Camposol A 7.30pm 12 (14 Guests) JJ Soulman @ The Arches, Los Alczares Bella Luna @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama MABS Murcia NW Volunteers Meeting @ Hotel Argos 5pm

Thursday 11

Cristo del Rayo (until 17th) Ladies Chatterbox Group @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 2pm Kieran @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Flamenco with Carmen Lara @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo

Friday 12

Indoor Market/fashion/bling/DVDs etc @ Alley Palais, Camposol B Liverpool Band @ Oscars, Camposol B 10 (12 inc basket meal) Carl Stevens as Jim Davidson @ New Royal, Pto de Mazarrn Michael Bble Tribute @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Elvis Tribute @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama Live Music with Bad Sugar @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo MABS Mazarrn Book Stall @ Commercial Centre, Camposol B 9-1pm FAST Western Night/BBQ @ The Club House, Camposol C 10 9pm

Saturday 13

Guided Tour of Cegehn from Tourist Info Centre @ 11am Russian Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 8 inc btl wine for 2 Lynden B @ The Arches, Los Alczares The CAS Band @ La Mariposa, Gebas Suzy G @ New Royal, Pto de Mazarrn Amy Winehouse Tribute @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama GNT @ The Club House, Camposol C 9pm Martin Millers & Matuzalem Party @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Ibiza Party @ The Clover, Condado de Alhama Rod Stewart Tribute @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A 5 inc basket meal Angie McKay & Disco with Dutch @ Oscars, Camposol B

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Sunday 14

Artisan Market @ Mula Michelle @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alamo

Monday 15

River Rafting Tour on the Segura River @ La Mariposa, Gebas Cherry K @ The Arches, Los Alczares

Tuesday 16

Virgen del Carmen, Mazarrn Soul Food Night & Live Music @ La Vida, El Pareton Woody & The Peckers @ The Club House, Camposol C 12 incl food Canta Autor Amarella @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo

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HELP MMM General Meeting @ Las Claras, Los Narejos 11.30am Wednesday 17 Jukebox Legends @ The Arches, Los Alczares HAH Chatters @ Bacchus Restaurant, Oasis, Los Narejos 11.30am Thursday 18 Open Door Chill n Grill @ Los Almagros 6pm (bring own food) Kieran @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Monologo with Miki Dakai @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Lions of Mazarrn Trip to Guadalest inc Boat Trip 20 HELP MMM Lunch @ Diamantes, El Mojon 1.30pm, 10.50 Friday 19 Spanish Night/Live Music @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn 15 Elvis Tribute @ La Mariposa, Gebas Jonny Wood @ New Royal, Pto de Mazarrn Robbie Williams Tribute @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Rock Classic Carlos Vudu & Clan Jukebox @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Sandy Fitzpatrick @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama Classic Rock Band @ Oscars, Camposol B 3 (5 inc basket meal) Mar de Musicas Festival @ Cartagena until 27th (see page 73) MABS Mazarrn Book Stall @ Commercial Centre, Camposol B 9-1pm MABS Murcia NW Outdoor Market Stall @ Calle Segura, Calasparra 9-1pm Saturday 20 Russian Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 8 inc btl wine for 2 Cocktail Fever Disco @ Bistro Ratatouille, Pto de Mazarrn from 4pm Itchy Fingers @ New Royal, Pto de Mazarrn Pablo Bloom @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Woody @ The Clover, Condado de Alhama Sweet & Salt Party & Molcule Coctels @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Pitu @ The Club House, Camposol C Elvis Tribute & Disco @ Oscars, Camposol B 9pm Angie McKay @ The Arches, Los Alczares Sunday 21 Artisan Market @ Caravaca Open Day @ Meta Riding School, Ctra El Palmar 10-1pm Ruta del Ferrocarril (Railway Route)/Aguilas Tourist Information Centre Katy Perry & Madonna Tribute @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Monday 22 Tuesday 23 John E Wood @ The Arches, Los Alczares Welcome Book Swap @ ICA Medical Centre, Camposol B 10-12pm Welcome Dance @ Marianos, Camposol A 4pm, 8 Ross Beatles inuence @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Wednesday 24 Bella Luna @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alamo Suzy G @ The Arches, Los Alczares Juke Box Promotions/Rock n Roll Express @ The Club House, Camposol C 8.50pm Fiestas de Santiago, Totana Santiago Apstle, Lorqi Beacon of Light - Jimmy McArthur @ Namaste, Camposol B 8pm, 5 Rhionne @ The Arches, Los Alczares Cuadro Flamenco/Ana Belen Ruiz/Faustino @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Kieran @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alamo Friday 26 Indoor Market with fashion/bling/DVDs etc @ Alley Palais, Camposol B Neil Diamond Tribute @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Festival Weekend with live music @ The Clover, Condado de Alhama

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Live Music with David Andreu @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Barrington @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama Rod Stewart Tribute & Disco @ Oscars, Camposol B GOmAD Table Top Sale @ Commercial Centre, Camposol B 102pm HELP MMM Friendship Group @ The Yachtsman, San Pedro 11am, 3 MABS Murcia NW Book Sale @ Trevol Bar, Calasparra 11-2pm MABS Mazarrn Jigsaw Bereavement Group @ Cats Bar, Camposol A 12pm Saturday 27 Nature Walk 6km @ Cehegn (info from Tourist Info Centre) Car Boot Sale @ Meta Riding School, Ctra El Palmar 8.30pm-12.30am Guided Tour of Cegehn from Tourist Info Centre @ 10pm Cheese & Wine Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 5 inc wine Live Entertainment/BBQ @ The Vista Bar, Camposol A 3pm, 5 Highway 61 & Disco with Dutch @ Oscars, Camposol B Coctel Acrobatico & Rhum Legendario @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Lynden B @ The Arches, Los Alczares The Classic Rock Band @ La Mariposa, Gebas Woody @ The Club House, Camposol C 9pm Manilow Magic @ The New Royal, Pto de Mazarrn Boyzone Tribute @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama Robbie James @ The Clover, Condado de Alhama Sunday 28 Disco & Karaoke with Byron @ The Clover, Condado de Alhama Michelle @ Bistro Bulgaria, Condado de Alhama River Rafting Tour on the Segura River @ La Mariposa, Gebas NEST Walk - Meet El Berro Car Park, Sierra Espua 5.30pm, 5 Sam Curtis @ The Arches, Los Alczares Tuesday 30 San Abdn y San Senn, Calasparra Monthly B Clean Meeting @ Trevi Bar, Camposol B 4pm Suzy G @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama Spanish Pop Live Music @ Oasis de las Palmeras, Bolnuevo Wednesday 31 Encierros de San Zenn, Cehegn Welcome Petanca @ Marianos, Camposol A 4pm Rob Bonovox @ The Arches, Los Alczares Age Concern 5 Course Menu del Dia @ Club Copi Coy, Pto de Mazarrn 10 AUGUST Thursday 1 Friday 2
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Joanna @ The Arches, Los Alczares Country Music Night/Martin Ross @ The Club House, Camposol C 7.45pm 3 & sugar JJ Soulman @ The Arches, Los Alczares Itchy Fingers @ La Mariposa, Gebas

Saturday 3

ADAPT Meeting @ Pensionista de Hogar, San Pedro 10.30am Paella Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 5 Lorna Michelle @ The Arches, Los Alczares Rae as Buddy Holly @ New Royal, Pto de Mazarrn

Sunday 4

Semana de la Juventud, Blanca Artisan Market @ Bullas

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Mazarrn FC ended the season in ne style with four victories and a draw from their last six games. Having beaten CAP Ciudad de Murcia, who were then in second place in the league, 2-1 at home, the nal home game against Beniajan CF ended in a resounding 5-0 victory with leading scorer Jose Ruben grabbing a hat trick.

many of the players to stay with Mazarrn FC next season. There could be exciting times ahead. Saturday 8th June saw history being made with the visit of English Eastern Counties Premier Division team, Holbrook Sports to Spain for a friendly game. It was the rst time that Mazarrn FC has played against a team from the UK and those who came to watch were not disappointed. Mazarrn FC recovered from a two goal decit at half time to ght back to 2-2 and also missed a penalty before Holbrook scored in the 90th minute to earn a narrow 3-2 victory. The game, which was sponsored by Dave Chapman of the Costa Caf, Camposol, was an exciting spectacle and played in an excellent spirit.

rst Mazarrn player to receive this award in successive years. Diego had previously announced that he was retiring as a player at the end of the season and received a standing ovation from the crowd at the last home league game of the season. The other two awards were voted for by the players themselves Jose Ruben won Players Player of the Year and Perico was voted Young Player of the Year.

Although a nal mid-table position of 9th may sound somewhat disappointing, it was a great improvement on the situation at the start of the season when only two points were gained from the rst six games. In Jose Ruben and Cecilio, Mazarrn FC at last had two capable strikers; Rubens 19 goals making him the second highest goal scorer in the league and Cecilio also chipping in with 12 goals. The defence also looked strong in the second half of the season with captain Diego and goalkeeper Jose Iker always turning in sound performances. Mazarrn FCs playing record for the season was P32 W12 D9 L11 F 61 A 44 Pts 45. Although the turnaround of players at this level at the end of each season is quite remarkable, it is hoped that the obvious happy dressing room spirit and the continued loyal support of Los Amigos will persuade Later that evening players from both teams attended the Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC Player of the Year Awards function at Marianos, Camposol. Presentations were made to both teams in addition to the annual Mazarrn Player of the Year Trophies and a chicken and chips supper was followed by music and dancing to the excellent local band Backwater. The Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC Player of the Year was Diego, who became the

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Later that week, a brave group of Los Amigos members took part in the rst Los Amigos de Mazarrn Go Kart Competition in Puerto de Mazarrn. The karts reach speeds of around 70km so it is certainly not for the faint hearted. After a series of elimination rounds, the nal was contested by Dave Marks, Chris Marchant, Dave Perks and Nicola Perks. The eventual winner was Dave Marks who claimed that he had never been in a kart before; something which the other competitors found hard to believe!!! Dave was presented with the Winners Trophy and everyone said they thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. This was rounded off with a meal and a few (!!!) drinks at Viggos, Puerto de Mazarrn. It is hoped to hold a similar event in September so dont miss out next time!!

Although the football season is over, plans are already being made for more exciting social events and Los Amigos de Mazarrons weekly meetings will resume in August each Thursday at the Trevi Bar, Camposol at 4 pm. Why not come along then and join us to learn more about your local football team, nd out about what social events are being lined up and to have drink and a chat in pleasant surroundings? www.losamigosdemazarron.es

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This month we are able to report on two matches, as an extra game was put on the calendar to try a course we have not played for some time. The rst of them was at Altorreal on 22nd May when a large number of the members turned out for this course. What a pleasure it is to play there. The course was in excellent condition with good fairways and very slick greens. As the day went on, the wind increased in strength, but at the end the consensus was that it had been a good day for all; none more so than for Dave Bennett who returned a score of 37 points, to champion us all again. The handicap secretary had the last word however and as his reward Dave had a reduction of his handicap by 4 points ah! Following Dave home was Paul Allsop on 32 points, and Clive Hathaway on 31. The second of the matches was held at Camposol Club de Golf, on 5th June and again the majority of members teed off. It has been quite a while since we have played here, and the course has been much improved since the course has been under new management. The day started under skies which promised a severe dose of liquid sunshine, but as we know things can change quite quickly here in Spain and sure enough it did. The sun came out and the clouds disappeared which left us with a perfect day for golf. As usual Stapleford rules applied and when we returned to the 19th hole for a little refreshment, the winner of the match was Dan Rust with a score of 35 points. Dan was followed home by Mike Harrison, 34 points; joint 3rd Nigel Chadderton & Don Busby, 33 points; 5th Paul Allsop, 32 pts; 6th Howard Lee, 31 pts. All of those lucky six will have the handicap secretary reducing them for the next match which is at Lorca. Geoff Sharp (press ofcer) 663 498 701

This year, the activity is not only being held in Mazarrn, but also in Puerto de Mazarrn and it can be enjoyed not only by children, but adults for the rst time.

During July and August there will be classes for children from 5-17 years old on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-2pm in the sports hall of the La Acea in Mazarrn. The adult classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will be from 8-9.30pm. The Summer School will also be at Manuela Romero School, Puerto de Mazarrn for children on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10-2pm. For the theory of classes we will rely on new technologies and gifts for those taking part with local tournaments during the summer so that in addition to learning to play the sport, participants also have fun. The price is 20 per month and you can get more information by phoning 968 591 852 or website http:// escuelatmverano.blogspot.com.es/p/ clases-para -ninos.html

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Stamina was needed, particularly for the smaller boats, for the round the island race which would concentrate the efforts for a couple of hours at least. Seven boats with 17 helms and crew crossed the start line in south, south westerly winds which would get a little tricky. It wasnt long before the Deltania radioed its intention to retire from the race; the crews comments regarding the ability of the boat less than favourable. No other boat had to retire, but Mistral was suffering some rudder problems resulting in a last place at the end of the race. Tony Jones in the Martin, the boat for the disabled sailor, identied shifting winds which at one point died before gusting and making the water very choppy, adding to the need to dig deep into the skills department.

The Hartley was back on the water with the same helm and crew that had capsized only two weeks ago. No such trauma this time

and Don Clarke, with crew, Lynda Coats put in a redeeming 2nd place. First over the nish line in the Shoestring Tres, the Laser 2000, with Tug Wilson helming and Vernon OByrne crewing, had to settle for 3rd place when the handicaps were applied. Brian Murray helming the Gamba and crewed by Ingo Wilson won the day. Brian became the barefoot champion, having neglected to don his normal sailing footwear and was forced to sail sin zapatos but was very pleased with the outcome. SAMM welcomes new members. For more information visit the website www.sailingmarmenor.com

The Radio Control Mar Menor Sailing Group, held its May points race day on Friday 24th a week late due to strong winds. Racing kicked off at 15.00 hours with 9 boats attending, but only 7 made it to the start line. The racing commenced with a moderate wind steady at between 12 to 14 knots blowing from the North East. This gave the wind enough distance to pile up a nice swell making sailing interesting.

windward, leeward sausage followed by a triangle. The racing consisted of one practice race and 5 points races. The rst three places went to: 1st boat, number 45, helmed by Nigel Lane sailing an IOM. 2nd boat, number 56, helmed by Stuart Lockwood sailing an IOM. 3rd boat, number 76, helmed by Keith Edgar sailing an IOM. At 16.00 hours everyone retired for a well earned coffee. Next monthly points race day was on a new day of Friday 14th June at 15.00 hours. Thank you to all the other competitors for making it a very close run race. Also please remember that Practise Racing will be held on all other Fridays starting at the same time as above. Our Wednesday Sailing Day is as usual starting at 14.00 hours with just general sailing to allow members to relax and tune their boats followed by coffee at about 16.00 hours.

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David Atherton was the OD assisted by Ann Wellington and Beverly Lockwood. The level of sailing was excellent with only a few penalty turns being enforced. The course was a

We are constantly looking for new members to join in our racing so if you have a boat or would like to acquire a boat, then please do give me a call. We would like to meet you. We carry out all our activities from the excellent sailing facilities of Infanta Cristina Sports College in Los Alczares. For further information please contact David on 968 170 870 or email davidlees66@ hotmail.com.

May 23rd saw Fuente Old Guard make a welcome return to Aguilon Golf for their annual Captains Day get together. The weather was good and the course was in

great condition; all set for a good days golf. The Overall Winner with 43 points was big Dave Simpson who was also Winner Of Division Two. Runner-Up overall to Dave and Winner Of Division One was Martin Hill with 42 points. Continuing the run of high scores was Dave Gray who was Runner-Up to Dave in Division Two, also with 42 points. Joint Runners-Up in Division One were Danny Lewis and Gerry McRobert, both with 36 points. Winner Of Division Three was our Cap-

tain Derek Hayward with 33 points, closely followed by Howard Wright and Paul Western who were joint Runners-Up with 32 points. The Plonker Trophy this month was won by Roger Olorenshaw who received his trophy to a chorus of appreciation from his fellow golfers. The Winning Guest was Tony Stapleton and the Twos Money was shared by Howard Wright and Roy Quigley. The event was a success and over 100 was raised for our nominated charity. Should anyone wish to join FOGGS or just play as a guest please contact Dave on 868 082 013.

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First Corner Crash Doesnt Keep Anthony Ford-Dunn Down. The Supermoto racing brothers from Murcia were in action again in the latest round of the Valencian Supermoto Championship held at Villena in Alicante. Both brothers qualied their Advance Moves International Removals Supermotoland SML450 race bikes on the front row of the gird for the rst of their two races. It was former Spanish champion Israel Escalera who took the early lead with Anthony Ford-Dunn chasing hard in 2nd place, followed by former Belgium champion Lionel Deriddier and then Anthonys older brother Mat Ford-Dunn in 4th. Israels pace was just a little too quick for Anthony and the pair nished a close 1st and 2nd , whilst Mat caught and nearly passed Lionel in the closing stages to nish 4th. Anthony knew that a good start was required in the second race so that he could challenge Israel for the lead and overall win. When the race started, the pack charged into the rst corner with the rst three riders locked together as they all aimed for the same part of the track. Anthony was caught in the middle

of the scrap and his bike was icked into the air sending him sliding down the road. Despite being winded and down for a lap Anthony remounted on his rather second hand looking bike to mount a charge through the pack that took him back up to 5th position.

Mat the overall win in the SM Masters class and Anthony a brave 3rd position overall in the tougher SM Open category. With both brothers never nishing off the podium in any of their races this year, it looks like they are both looking strong for championship honours, with Mat holding 1st in the Valencian SM Masters, and a close 3rd in the Spanish SM Masters Championships, and Anthony currently 2nd in the Valencian Open Championship.

Meanwhile Mat was charging hard and after missing the rst corner carnage he settled into 2nd position and built up a healthy lead over the riders behind him. The brothers results from both races gave

Playing From Down Hill And Up Hill Lies by David Gay PGA Professional

swing or two and note where your club head contacts the ground. Take a normal swing and if the slope is severe, swing to a three-quarter nish so you dont fall down the hill. Uphill Lie Hitting from an uphill lie presents the opposite challenges of hitting downhill. Firstly, it is important to note that the ball will come out on a higher trajectory than one from a level lie and your club will contact the ground later in relation to your stance line. As you would from a downhill lie, you want to set your shoulders to the angle of the hill while being careful if it is a particularly severe

slope. Move the ball forward in your stance, so your club head will contact the ball at the bottom of your swing arc. Take a few practice swings to see where the club hits the ground and note that for your ball position. The slope of the hill will add loft to your club. Your 8-iron will act more like a 9, so take the extra club to counteract the higher trajectory of shot the slope will produce. Swing through the shot. A three-quarter nish can further promote a more controlled ball ight.
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Downhill Lie Hitting from a downhill lie requires a couple of simple adjustments. Firstly, understand the ball will come out lower than usual and also your swing arc will bottom out sooner, relative to your stance line. Like a lot of challenging situations, hitting from a downhill lie requires you to throttle back on expectations and not compound your problems. Try and set your shoulders with the slope of the hill. Depending on its severity, this may be difcult and you dont want to topple down the hill, but setting the angle of your shoulders to that of the ground, at least somewhat, will help you to approximate a level swing. Given that the ball will come out lower, you may need to go with one less club length. Your 9-iron, for example, may play more like an 8, so you may need to consider your wedge because the slope will deloft your club. Play the ball a bit farther back in your stance because you will contact the ground sooner given the slope of the hill. Take a practice

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Mazarrn vibrated again with the sound of the engines at the 31st Subida Automovilstica Baha de Mazarrn and the 2nd Rallysprint Costa Clida which once again brought together dozens of fans of the sport. Following the end of the competition during the afternoon of Saturday May 25, we proceeded to the awards ceremony in the square Bucaneros de Playa Grande that was attended by the Councillor for Sports City of Mazarrn, Andrs Valera and President of the Automobile Federation of the Region of Murcia (FARMU), Flix Garcia.

The overall winner was Juan Borrallo Gmez of Escudera Bengala, who made the laps in a total time of 3 minutes and 51 seconds. Second place, with a time of 4 min-

utes and 2 seconds, was Julin Bornas Prez of the Automobile Club Lorca, while in third place was Salvador Molina Nereo with a time of 4 minutes and 9 seconds, from Automvil Club Zarcilla de Ramos. In the 2nd Rallysprint Costa Clida, the winning couple was Sergi Panella and Martha Bernet from the Automobile Club Murcia who recorded a total time of 10 minutes and 36 seconds. In second place were Francisco J. Hernndez and Rubn Cerezo representatives of La Cabra Tira al Monte with a time of 10 minutes and 30 seconds. Finally, in third place with a time of 11 minutes and 3 seconds were Francisco Jimnez and Alberto Chamorro of Plemar Sport.

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From 1st to 26thJuly the 2nd Mazarrn Football Camp Mazarrn Bahia directed by Mazarrn football coach Jos Miguel Campos will take place. The event will be presented by the Sports Councillor, Andres Valera, the coach himself and the representative of the company Neosport who is organizing the campus, David Vidal. Jos Miguel Campos thanked the support of the Consistory in repeating this initiative as well as companies and campus partner rms. This year we have added some water activities with Escuela Grmpola and the swimming pool of the Colegio Siglo XXI. In addition, the campus will have the usual conversations with players and referees known to give the child further training

in order to get the most out of this activity. The campus is divided in two programmes; the rst from 1st to 12thJuly and the second between 15th and 26th July. The price is 140, but it is also possible to attend throughout the month for 250. Registration includes two full sports kits, prizes and gifts as well as refreshments provided by sponsors and partners. There will be a free bus service from both to and from Puerto de Mazarrn. For registration, or to learn more about the campus, you can go to the website www. neo-sport.es or phone 968 591 852 or 620 451 158.

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Property Market Facts And Figures Here is an update on the housing market as it has fared in the last year. I wrote one of these around a year ago so thought it was time to update it. In the rst quarter of 2013, the average house price in Murcia was 149,000. Since the downturn in the market, this represents a 33% drop in price. According to kyero.com, a well-recognised Spanish property portal, house prices have continued to drop since the middle of 2005. This is an interesting date to see as a comparison as we all really relate to 2008 being the start of the crisis, but it goes to show the drop had already started in some areas. This is an indication of the average house, in Murcia, price comparing Quarter 1 in 2006 to Quarter 1 in 2013 1 bed property 2006 Q1 = 142,000 The same Quarter 2013 = 85,000 2 bed property 2006 Q1 = 174,000 The same quarter 2013 = 117,000 3 bed property 2006 Q1 = 229,000 The same Quarter 2013 = 175,000 4 bed property 2006 Q1 = 257,000 The same quarter 2013 = 232,000 5 bed property 2006 Q1 = 327,000 The same Quarter 2013 = 278,000 When looking at these gures, you will know that some have sold for a lot less and some a lot more and location plays a large part in property price structure. If you have any questions about buying or selling a property, then contact me. Jennie Iredale - Best of Spanish Email infor@bestofspanish.com Telephone (0034) 635 434 651

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Bars, Cafs & Restaurants: Alley Palais Diner 968 Avenida Restaurant 968 Bistro Bulgaria (CDA) 968 Bistro Ratatouille 968 Blues House American Grill 968 Cafeteria Plaza 968 Cafeteria El Faro 968 Hotel La Cumbre 968 Kennellys Bar/Restaurant 686 La Chara 968 La Mariposa 968 La Vida 625 Le Carrousel 636 Leonardos 628 Lizs Cafe 696 Maria Josefa 968 Mamma Mia 628 Oasis De Las Palmeras 968 Oscars 627 Quality Indian 968 Restaurante Indu 968 Restaurant Marina 619 Spice Villa 968 The AP Grill 968 The Arches 653 The Clover 868 The Condado Club 868 The Clubhouse Bistro 968 The New Royal 968 The Old Market Tavern 968 The Steak Out 968 The Vista Bar 648 Tropic Anas 699
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680 443 219 968 150 979 968 199 156 968 979 260 968 146 158 603 135 387 676 217 059 646 438 694 968 150 244 619 199 407

Heating and Aircon: Adam Coyle Services 572 850 963 Camposol Heating & Maintenance (CHM) 968 199 184 Cool Solutions 600 418 220 Louis Harris 619 712 821 Home Furnishings: Curtain Call 616 240 171 Yorkshire Linen, Pto Maz 968 595 946 Yorkshire Linen, San Javier 968 193 912 Insurance: ASSSA Ibex Liberty Seguros Linea Directa Nash Warren Internet Cafs: Alley Palais Camposol Computers 968 968 902 902 968 153 595 255 123 156 396 945 258 975 583

Computer Repairs & Sales: Camposol Computers 968 199 191 Consulting IT Services 691 993 219 Loco Murcia 968 971 893 Dentists Dental Care Esperanza Batista Matos English Speaking Dentist Olivier Houdusse Electricians: Kennellys Electrical Serv Louis Harris 968 968 968 968 199 597 707 153 111 580 428 645

Builders: C M Constructions Fuente Building Services JML Building Services

659 159 948 696 744 982 669 054 652

686 341 749 619 712 821

968 978 869 968 199 191

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Kennels, Cateries and Pet Care 4 Legs Dog Grooming 608 712 Colina Kennels 639 012 El Carro Cattery & Kennels 620 582 Pampered Paws 634 302 Pets 2 Go 2 EU 868 189 Laundrettes: Rainbow Laundrette The Laundry Shop

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Paramount Resort Villa Rentals 968 970 614 Property Sales: Another World Properties Best of Spanish Fuente Alamo Real Estate Holmes & Pegg Prime Property Murcia Ros Castren Removals & Storage Advance Moves Daintons Lords Removals & Storage Mar Menor Removals Retail Outlets: Home Discount Supplies Just Fabulous Kitchens Plus 1 Legs & Co T J Electricals Security ADS Locksmith Adam Coyle Services Arivic S. L (safes) Eriks Metal Works Protech Surveillance The Forge Services: 4 Legs Dog Grooming Compusurf Healthy H20 Pampered Paws Puncture Safe Murcia Repair it don`t bin it! Solar Power: Freesol Solar Directa 968 635 968 968 646 968 968 696 608 696 968 968 968 660 868 600 572 626 636 667 618 608 968 968 634 968 646 592 434 598 199 692 159 654 180 061 621 193 970 184 792 181 255 850 981 050 196 963 712 970 437 302 979 705 679 651 173 290 471 631 667 634 872 884 267 599 235 513 121 250 963 735 008 366 958 599 666 270 388 260 403

Swimming Pool Cleaning Maintenance: Alpha Pools Another World Properties Daisy Pool Covers Jorge Pools Khn Pool Service Watermaid

& 968 968 660 674 968 646 971 592 080 168 138 705 824 679 201 000 638 088

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Translation: Costa Calida Property Serv 968 199 251 Travel Agents Dragon Tours 968 199 021

Legal Services: Corral & Alcaraz 968 078 754 Costa Calida Property Serv 968 199 251 Ros Castren 968 159 631 Silvente Accountant/Lawyer 968 332 058 Locksmiths: ADS Locksmith 600 255 250 Mechanics: Colair Decklid Auto Services Eurotyre Ken Sherwood Mechanic Kwik Fix English Mechanic Lopez Milan Mobile Car Mechanic Neumticos El Cea Mobility Products: Freedom Mobility Home Discount Supplies Outdoor Living: D & G Garden Furniture Furniture Plus Woodworks Direct Painting and Decorating: EPDS Painters & Decorators Helping Hands RJB Dcor Painting Trevor Smith 626 626 968 679 968 968 666 968 796 678 424 646 972 429 161 422 149 840 605 859 006 216 129 015

TV & Satellite: CTV Aerial & Satellite Systems 600 ISS 655 Loco Murcia 968 Rainbow Satellites 686 T J Electricals 868 YPM Satellites 628 Veterinary Clinics: Clinica Veterinaria Pto Maz Emerg Clinica Veterinaria SurEste Veterinary Clinic Maskota Emerg 968 608 965 968 619

218 480 971 358 181 234 153 466 352 597 378

046 543 893 475 121 045 931 553 438 929 473

638 893 357 968 193 267 968 334 773 968 482 456 649 540 016 636 675 699 968 558 865 044 163 002 636 742 298

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Plumbers: Apache 24/7 Plumbing 674 788 693 Camposol Heating & Maintenance 968 199 184 Printing & Design: Entorno Graco Mister Print Property Maintenance: Helping Hands Trevor Smith 968 654 007 638 893 357 675 865 636 968 163 298

Solicitors: Corral & Alcaraz 968 078 754 Professional & Legal Solutions 968 595 826 Silvente Accountant/Lawyer 968 332 058 Spas & Hottubs: Eurospas Sport & Leisure: Alfvins Rune & Tarot Alley Palais Costa Clida Radio Espua Adventure Golf 525 Murcia Horse Riding META 650 722 905 634 968 902 968 968 636 168 978 903 631 575 172 285 869 783 008 975 198

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Property Rentals: Another World Properties 968 592 679 La Manga 4 U 0044 7921 351298 Owners Away 691 977 107

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Peter and Karen are very proud to announce that Yorkshire Linen was awarded the Best Large Company Award at the recent Ackrill Business Awards. The awards are extremely prestigious within the North Yorkshire and Harrogate area for local businesses. The criteria for the award: This category is aimed at larger businesses which have successfully grown within their organisation. The company culture must demonstrate an approach to business based on encouraging employee development, creativity and empowerment. Employees will demonstrate strong proactive relationships with customers and suppliers and a shared ambition to optimise business performance. Strong leadership and clearly dened strategic objectives will have shaped the companys growth and development. Entrants should be able to present a strong performance record and explain how their business differentiates itself from competitors. Well done to everyone at Yorkshire Linen! Tel 968 595 946 (Puerto de Mazarrn) 968 193 912 (San Javier) Janes Salon is now offering new state of the art nail system with over 50 colours to choose from by CND - Vinylux. 10 special offer. Male Monday at Janes Salon, Condado de Alhama Gent Cuts only 5 - no appointment needed. Janes Salon also welcomes Leigh and Sarah to the teams in Condado Club and Bolnuevo. Tel 666 144 287
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Garden Centre 2003 has a huge stock of wood ready for next winter. Buy now and save 10 per tonne and get a free sack of kindling. Tel Juani on 669 565 402 Kwik Fix in El Pareton are pleased to announce that they have just purchased the latest in diagnostics equipment. This technology can check and turn off the engine management light and is also capable of diagnosing ABS faults and turn off the warning lights. It can also diagnose if the airbags are light and turn off those warning lights and it is capable of resetting the service light as well as many other checks on your car. Call in to Kwik Fix for more information. Tel 968 972 006/634 317 310 Home Discount Supplies, located at Calle Mallorca 42, San Javier are suppliers of swimming pool chemicals and products to the public and trade. They are also suppliers of mobility scooters, wheelchairs, cast iron log burners and air conditioning units. Home Discount Supplies, are open through siesta. Tel 968 193 267 Email homediscountsupplies@gmail. com Old Farmhouses Spain SL - Our afliated company Ros Castren SL is pleased to announce their new Services, Management & Maintenance departments and Property Rental section, which aims to help you make life that little bit easier in Spain. See their main adverts, or call them on 968 159 631 Llamas Chimeneas p6 5. Who is showing the basic recipe for pancakes? Ma Millbanks Kitchen p10 6. Who claims Wider the Cover easier the ride? Linea Directa p13 7. For only 15 who is offering you an All Over Spray Tan? The Beauty Palace p25 8.

Exclusive To The Fuschia Beauty Clinic Now you have the chance to try the highly sort after DreamWeave silicone treatment mascara. It will nourish and strengthen lashes, whilst instantly giving dramatic length. NO SMUDGE, NO CLUMPS, NO PANDA EYES. Become a DreamWeaver for ONLY 17.95 at The Fuschia Beauty Clinic. Tel 630 439 480 Another World Properties/Camposol Properties have relocated to new larger premises. They are now situated just behind the shops on Camposol Sector A, just across from the English Butchers, where Freedom Mobility used to be. Another World Properties would like to thank all who supported them in the Business Centre, whilst they were there. Tel 968 592 679 Mazarron Entertainments SL, the owners of Alley Palais and The Club House are pleased to announce exciting changes at both their venues. The opening of AP Grill at Alley Palais, Camposol B is on 1st July and Jason, who many will know from his previous work at Scotties/La Vida, is the new chef. There will be an extensive menu & unbelievably, everything will be under 10! Tel 968 978 869 The Club House Bistro, Camposol C will be opening on 2nd July and Richard Daibell (previous Owner & Chef at Don Ricardos) will be bringing his excellent reputation to their kitchen. The order of the day here is very much ne dining with special themed nights taking place. Tel 968 978 855 What was Thomas Strong Ferandez granted? A gold medal by the regional government p52 9. What is the herb of the month? Saffron p60 10. Who is Author of the Month of May? Lesley Pearse p82

June 2013 Quiz Answers 1. Where can you see spring owers? Front Cover p1 2. Where can you get Renewed, Relaxed and Refreshed? Eurospas p2 3. Who is offering tasty buffalo wings on a nice sunny terrace? The Blue House American Bar and Grill p14 4. Who is offering to keep you warm and cosy this winter?

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