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Costa Clida Chronicle - October 2016

The Longest Established

FREE Magazine
in Murcia


Issue: 11

Volume: XVI

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Date: October 2016

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Stop Press!
For those of you who do not know,
we have at last moved into our new
office on Camposol B. Having been
homeless for a couple of months,
we have joined forces with ANRA
in the old bank premises in a brand
new office. Martine, our Office
Manager, will be available for
payments, sales and other queries
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
mornings 10am-2pm.
The office phone number stays the
same 968 970 680.
Advertising with the Costa Clida
Chronicle could not be easier or
more successful! Not only do you
get the widest readership in
the area (we distribute where we
say we do!), but you also get full
website coverage (the website is
updated by 1st of each month) with
over 20,000 hits each month on
the website and you also get free
webpage entry on our Online
Business Directory (probably
the largest one in the area) with
a link to your own website or
Facebook page.

Copper Heelers
El Brujo
Forever Flowers
Ins Garcia Perez Translator
Iphone Repairs
Man & Van Services - Ian Coulson
Spanish Property Rentals
Welcome Back
Amapola Restaurante
Bolarin Neumaticos
Camposol British Builder
La Taberna de Juan Chara
Tels Bar
Although we have decided to stop
Adverts in the magazine, we
will still have a Classified Advert
section on the website at www.
We can still offer 10 Boxed
Classified Adverts for larger or
more expensive items.

Alan Monk TV News
Clive & Rosie Palmer Exploring
George Mitchell Never a Dull
Ken Whettall Housing Update
Jane Cronin Learning Spanish
Jardineria El Milagro Flower of the
Liz Edmiston Out
Property Matters



Micky from All Season Gardens Gardening

N332 Driving Information

From all at the

Sara Millbank



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Think Spain Spain in the EU/

Spanish News
The Salon Beauty Tips

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As usual, the sales team has

been busy meeting new and
established customers in the area

and we would like to welcome the

following new advertisers:

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Special Pages
Northwest Murcia Section
South East Murcia Section
South Murcia Section
Sports Section
Whats On

Health and Beauty


Aloe Vera
Beauty Tips

Advertisers Directory
British Embassy
Business News
Charities, Groups & Churches
Contact Us
Dear Editor
Dear Readers
Distribution List
Edgar Cayce
Energy Saving Week
Flower of the month
Halloween in Spain
Murcia City in the Middle Ages
Out and About
Price List
Puzzle Answers
Rubbish Disposal on Camposol
Spain reflects on 30 years in the EU 34
part 1
World Space Week

Airpark Murcia
Cambridge 800
LG Dentist & Indent Dentist
Oceans Outdoor Furniture
Sooty & Son


Age Concern
Andreas Animal Rescue
Cavalli Foundation
Doghouse Foundation
Dogs looking for a home
Forget Me Not
JJs Puppy Rescue
Lions Club of Mazarrn Bahia
Little Starfish Dog Rescue
MABS Mazarrn
Making a Difference
Noahs ARC
Pets in Spain
San Animal Santuary
Swap Tears for Smiles


Author Review
Garden News
Never a Dull Moment
Puzzle Page
TV News
Northwest Murcia News
South East Murcia News
South Murcia News
Spanish News

Jane Cronins Step by Step Spanish



Housing Update
Property Matters


Mass in English
Open Door
Rios de Vida - Rivers of Life
St Nicholas Church
The Beacon of Light Centre
Welcome House
Wellspring Victory Church



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Food and Drink

Fruit of the month
Ma Millbanks Kitchen




Cloud Nine Drama

Costa Clida Country Music Club
Harlequin Rock Choir
Los Cnovas Players
Of One Accord


Camposol Reading Group
C-Sector Greenfingers
Ex-servicemens Association
Ladies Chatterbox Group
Los Palacios
Mazarrn Country Club Events Group
Mazarrn Country Club Residents
Social Club
Welcome Group


Camposol Golf Association
Fuente Old Guard Golf Society
Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC
Los Nietos Golf Society
Mazarrn Bowls Club
SAMM - Sailing Association Mar Menor
Straight Down the Middle


Camposol Office

- 968 970 680

Sales & Marketing

- 619 199 407

Patti Benn - Editor

- 646 005 017

Jo Wrench - Graphic Design

Martine Shindler - Office Manager
& Customer Services - 968 970 680
Our office address is:
Calle Jara Local 32,
Camposol Commercial Centre B3,
Murcia 30875

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advertisement or write an article to be
included in the
Costa Clida Chronicle, then please send
it to us costacalidachronicle@gmail.

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NOT received any acknowledgement
then you can assume that we have not
received it.
In line with our customer service policy
we always reply to every email even if it
is just a short note to say got it.

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Whilst the CCC are happy to accept monthly reports from the various organizations in the area, the articles printed are not necessarily
the opinions of the editor or publisher and the contents should be viewed as a guideline only. Professional advice should be sought
to cover any information printed therein. Advertisements and reports are not formally endorsed by the CCC. We cannot accept
responsibility for advertisers works, service or goods. The publishers endeavour to ensure the contents are correct, but cannot accept
responsibility for the effects of errors or omissions.

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If you are an existing customer and you have some Business News that you would like to
share with our readers then why not email it to us to be included on our Business News page.
Please keep your news to about 50 words and send us an email by 15th of the month,
to with Business News in the subject box.

The New Revitalising Express Facial is

now available from The Fuschia Beauty
Clinic on Camposol A. This is a really
great end of Summer into Winter facial
for dry, sun damaged or ageing skin. This
facial will bring your best face forward.
Call Vivienne on 630 439 480

Who would believe Tels Bar is celebrating

its 4th Anniversary at the end of October
under the ownership of Leanne, her
close family, and staff who are treated
as family members. Yes! Once again
they will be holding a joint celebration of
their Anniversary and Halloween on 28th
October, so dig out your scariest fancy
dress (optional) and dance and sing along
with Bernie Mac.

Now that the heat of July and August and

even September is over, workshops are recommencing at Yoga Shala Studio in Isla
Plana. The first one starts on 5th October
which covers Crystal and Stones. Reiki
Tasters will be 3.30pm-4.30pm every
Tuesday, followed by Reiki Share from
5pm-6pm. Dont forget the weekly yoga
classes outside the Church in Isla Plana,
overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean.

Tel 634 143 088

Call for more information 626 960 354

In addition to their gardening services,

Anchor Landscapes now have a minidigger and driver available for hire. If you
have land that needs levelling, footings
dug out for walls or extensions or need
demolishing and clearance then they can
help with all of these and more.
Call Martin on 622 648 038

If you are looking for a translator then call

Ines Garcia Perez. A native Spaniard,
Ines speaks perfect English and is available
for all aspects of translation, whether its
at the Notary Office, Police Station or
Hospital/Doctors Surgery. Ines is based
in Cartagena, so for those needing help
at the hospital, you will undoubtedly save
pennies as there is less travelling involved
for her. Ines covers Camposol, Mazarrn
and Mar Menor areas.

Traditional Sunday Roast Lunch re-starts

on 9th October at Lizs Caf on Camposol
B Commercial Centre. At only 10 for 3
courses including a drink, what are you
waiting for? If you want to really fool your
husband or wife how good a cook you are,
Liz offers a takeaway service only 6.50
for the main course.
Reservations essential on 696 724 123

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Tel 655 632 514

Solhuse Real Estate Agency operates

in this wonderful area of the Costa Clida
and continues to achieve a high number of
sales post-Brexit. Solhuse has many new
realistically priced listings on the market and
with their strong Scandinavian networks
they continue to get a wealth of inquiries
from all countries. Solhuse is a must for
buyers and sellers alike! The demand for
properties has never been greater and
sales continue to over-ride their supply!

Make a note in your diary NOW for Freaky

Friday on 28th October - a spooky night of
Halloween fun and frolics at Blues House
in Bolnuevo. Starting at 8pm, there will be
a psychic to welcome the spirits and a meal
to keep you from looking like a skeleton.
Just 10 - whats not to be scared of!!

Dont forget if you are looking for anything

electrical TJ Electricals/Euronics on
Camposol B are giving 5% of their Saturday
takings to a different charity each month
until the end of the year. Last month MABS
Mazarrn benefitted from their generous
offer the month of October sees Age
Concern the worthy recipient.
Pay TJ Electricals a visit or give them a call
on 868 181 121

Call to reserve on 968 150 967

Tel 607 331 331/968 105 333


Half Price




ANRA Consulting are pleased to

announce the re-location of their office.
You can now find them in the premises
that used to house Banco Santander on
Camposol B Commercial Centre. Call in to
chat about the many services they provide
including property sales and property
management, insurance, change of driving
licenses and tax returns etc.

Made for M & S and John Lewis they have

slight imperfections such as small marks
or slightly imperfect stitching. Otherwise
they are premium quality and feature:
* non-allergenic hollow fibre filling
* breathable cotton blended cover
* elasticated corner straps
Single 20/Double 25/King 35
Only available at Yorkshire Linen, Puerto
de Mazarrn while stocks last.

Tel 629 733 427

Call 968 595 946 for more information.

Old Farmhouses S.L

I am sure you have noticed, that our
website has had a serious attack and has
been down for longer than we expected.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
If you have your property on sale with us,
rest assured that it still had good coverage
on the commercial websites we use;
mainly Kyero and Think Spain.
We are looking forward to a busy October.
Tel 0034 618 407 779
Whatsapp 0034 646 358 222

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G a r d e n
This is where
C a s s i e
from; quite
a feat for
such a young
k i t t e n !
Luckily she
had landed
garden of an
animal lover,
he couldnt
owner or a family, he thought it best to
keep her. Now with MAMAs help she has
received all her required medical treatment
and as soon as she is old enough she will
be spayed so that she can enjoy her new
home in comfort with no risk of kittens.
We Are Here To Help You
This is just one example of what we do
every month so if you need financial
assistance with a pet please contact us.
How Do We Do This?
To raise money, we sell items donated in
our shop. We are entirely reliant on your
generous donations. As all our volunteers
give their time and travel freely, you can
be sure that all the money raised from
your donations will go towards running the
charity and helping the animals.

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How You Can Help Us?

To do this we need your unwanted items.
You can donate anything from a single item
to a house clearance. At the moment we
are desperately short of small household
items, so dont throw anything away;
just drop it off at the shop. We are open
Mon-Sat 10am until 2pm. For larger items
email us or call 666 186 037 and we can
arrange to collect them.
Our shop is in Puerto de Mazarrn. Go
past the Mercadona/Lidl shopping centre
towards the port. Just down the hill you
will see Consum supermarket. Turn left
immediately below Consum and drive up
that road. We are in the third turning on
the left (Calle San Juan).
Camposol Drop-Off Point
Every Tuesday we are on Camposol B car
park from 10am until 12pm, opposite the
petrol station. We can collect items from
you there or arrange collection if needed.
Please contact us if you need help
Tel 666 186 037 or call at the shop
Email mazarronanimalmedi_aid@zoho.
Were Here To Help

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Check that
you are not
S i m p l e
c h a n g e s
switching to
rather than
paper copies can save up to 100 each
year altogether. Also make sure if you
are on a low income that you receive the
appropriate money to cover your bills.
Cold Weather Payments in winter and the
Winter Fuel Allowance for pensioners can
go a long way towards making fuel more
affordable. If you are having difficulties
paying your bill you may be eligible for a
grant to help.

Check your meter regularly to make

sure you are paying the right amount. If
estimates are being used, you could be
due a significant refund, or you may
be building up arrears on your account
without realising it.

As we go into
m o n t h s
winter time
ahead for our
clients. We
in need of
bedding and warm clothing, especially for
the children, together with footwear.
We also need personal hygiene products
like shampoo, shower gel, sanitary towels,
baby wipes etc. These can be left at the
Social Centre on Camposol B, in our shops,
or in the donation bins at the various
outlets on Camposol, Puerto de Mazarrn
and Bolnuevo.

Camposol B Commercial Centre shortly,

but we need some volunteers to man this,
so if you would like to help us with even
an hour of your time, please contact us on
634 357 137.

We hope to resume the Table Top Sale at

Check a prepayment meter regularly

throughout the year. 16% of households
have a prepayment meter and this is set
to rise significantly. 15% of prepayment
meter customers have self-disconnected at

Switching providers could save you

Energy suppliers are legally
required to inform you if they have a tariff
that would be cheaper for you, but other
companies could be cheaper. If you have
never switched before then this could save
up to 200 each year. If you heat your
home with oil, consider joining an oil-club
to save money by purchasing in bulk with
Saving energy is the easiest way to cut
down on costs and emissions. Turning
things off when you are not using them
and only heating your house when you
are there can save up to 130 each year
and 500kg of CO2. A lot of heat escapes
through the walls and the roof, so better
insulation could save 320 every year, and
reduce carbon emissions by 1.3 tonnes.

it is one of our annual fund raising events,

so please come and support our cause and
enjoy some good food and music to kick
start the seasons festivities.
We would like to thank Mrs Jean Edge
who donated 157, the proceeds of a
collection made at her husband Stuarts
funeral. Her wish was for us to purchase
a new bicycle for one of the families we
help. This made two little girls extremely
happy; see our Facebook page for photos.
With the remainder we purchased nappies,
baby wipes and sanitary towels which are
always much needed items. Thank you

A Garden Party is arranged for Saturday
1st November at D26 Calle Baza, 2527,
Camposol beginning at 12.30pm. An
entrance fee of 50 cents will be welcomed to
help raise funds for our cause. Please come
along and support us. All the usual fantastic
clothing that you find at our Fashion Shows
will be available for purchase at this event.
Please call 634 357
137 for more details,
including information
about toilet facilities.
is being held at
Camposol C on 10th
of this event will
be available in next
months article. This
event is open to all as

some point.

We would also like to thank Antonio and

the students from Manus Spanish Lessons,
held at the Social Centre on Camposol B,
for their kind donations of toiletry items
collected at the classes during the summer
These were distributed and
gratefully received at our Aid Days during
September. We helped over 60 families
last month hence they have all gone
already! Please keep donating; our clients
are so very grateful for this extra help.
If you would like more information about
the work we do, or you would like to get
involved, please get in touch via Facebook
mad.mazarron, email madmazarron@ or call 634 357 137
We thank you for your generous support
and we especially thank all our wonderful
volunteers who together make a massive
difference to so many people in this area.
Thank you all.

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Cloud Nine
D r a m a
e a g e r l y
are preparing
Of Captain

Handling the heat

One of my favourite films from the past
is In The Heat Of The Night from 1967
starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger;
the story of an African American police
detective asked to investigate a murder in
a racially hostile southern town. Tempers
flared throughout the film exacerbated
by the intense night heat. This film came
to my mind during one of the recent
hot nights when the temperature never
dropped below 25C and I was having
difficulty sleeping.

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This set me to thinking about how we

handle hot situations, both in the natural
when the temperature soars and also when
dealing with our fellow man using a British
idiom We get hot under the collar.
When it comes to what is too hot weatherwise I guess we all have our upper limit
and while some may wilt at plus 26 others
are just warming up. Im sure there will be


Dont delay!
Get your tickets to join in the fun.
Meet your old favourites, Peter Pan, Wendy,
Tonkerbell - a fairy with a lotta attitude.
Howl at Dame Dottie Darling.

Camposol, Alhama and Totana).

Tickets will be on sale very shortly.
However if you wish to reserve tickets
please email
Look out for further information on our
Facebook page Cloud Nine Drama.

Walk the plank before meeting the snappy

crocodile who might fancy a little snack!
Yes folks 3 evenings of pure delight on
Friday 13th January and Saturday 14th
January at 8pm and a special showing
at 6.30pm on Sunday 15th January at
La Molata Social centre (20 mins from

some of us, including me, who will be glad

for a drop in temperature over the coming
weeks. We all naturally have to be careful
in hot temperatures; drink lots of water to
keep hydrated, stay indoors during the real
heat of the day, wear loose clothes and
wear a hat and sunscreen if you do need
to go out. Its also good to keep our eyes
open for the young and elderly who may
become overheated or dehydrated. Most
of the safety rules are pretty much down
to common sense. A lot of expats choose
to head to cooler northern climes during
July and August and as mentioned earlier
we all have our own ways of dealing with
hot temperatures. One thing we cannot
change is the outside temperature, so we
adapt the best way that suits us, whatever
that may be. There is no right or wrong
answer here.
However, when it comes to dealing with
mankind and tempers getting hotter, there
is something we can do about that and we

need to remember that, like in the film, hot

weather can make people even tetchier
than usual. We however can keep our cool
when it comes to dealing with day to day
situations, regardless of the temperature
of the day.
It is important that we keep our testimony
as Christians in how we react to flared
tempers, hostility and inconsiderate
behaviour from others and naturally we
need to ensure we arent the one causing
the unrest in the first place. One thing we
can do is simply not to react.
Proverbs 17 v 28 says Even a fool,
when he holdeth his peace, is counted
wise: and he that shutteth his lips is
esteemed a man of understanding. or
as Abraham Lincoln is purported to have
put it Better to remain silent and be
thought a fool than to speak and to
remove all doubt. My favourite quote
on this subject is Never argue with a
fool as bystanders may not spot the
Our best example on how to react is of
course Jesus.
Note his reaction when
arrested compared to Peters. Peter wanted
to kill the soldiers, whereas Jesus healed
the mans severed ear. What a difference
in reactions. We can look at His mock
trial and see that despite His innocence,
He didnt rise to the taunting and try and
prove Himself right and them wrong. After
His death they KNEW He was right when
they said Surely this was the Son of God.
Let us all strive to be that little bit more
tolerant of each other in the future
whatever the weather and whatever the
situation. Let our words and actions to
each other be kind, truthful and necessary.
If they dont fulfil any of these criteria, then
its probably best to say or do nothing.
May our actions and words always be
honouring to our Heavenly Father and
bring Glory to His name.

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Oceans Outdoor Furniture in Cartagena

are leading the way in the Costa Clida
region for delivering a product and service
second to none. All of their deliveries are
now made with their own transport and
drivers and are completed within 48 hours
of ordering.

manufacturing and supplying PE Rattan
Outdoor Furniture for in excess of 12
years and are considered to be the leading
UK supplier of this relatively new product.
Their success has been built on supplying
a quality product which is outstanding

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Health Insurance
At Ibex we know, when it comes to
choosing the right private health insurance;
more often than not we are overwhelmed
by the number of companies, products and
options available. As insurance specialists,
our role is to guide you through the process
and find the right insurance product that
best suits your needs.


value for money and is delivered with a

service second to none within the UK. This
policy has been replicated here in Spain.
All of their ranges are available in 4 colour
choices, meaning that in future years when
you may want to add to your collection you
can be sure that all of their products will
be available in your chosen colour. The
full range encompasses Dining Sets, Sofa
Ranges, Sun Loungers, Occasional and
Accent pieces, Parasols and many other
accessories such as planters. The full range
can be viewed on their websites:
In addition to the retail arm of the
business, Oceans Outdoor Furniture
have a dedicated trade department which
supplies to many of the UKs leading hotel
chains such as Hilton Hotels, Marriot
Hotels, Ramada Hotels, Q Hotels, Ibis and
many independent boutique style hotels
as well as an extensive range of Spa and
Leisure facilities.
Oceans Outdoor Furniture take their
business extremely seriously; they design
and manufacture all their own ranges of

What is the excess (Co Payment) and
how does it work?
The excess is the amount that you pay out
of your own pocket. It can usually be on an
annual basis; however some policies apply
the excess to each medical condition.
Will I be able to use any doctor
or hospital or will I have to use a
You can use a network of doctors and
hospitals to maximise the benefits of the
policy and therefore the premium will be
lower. The network is usually widespread
so this type of policy can provide real
value for money. You can still go outside
of their network, but be aware that the
reimbursement may be lower with usually
a monetary cap on doctor consultations.
Will my pre-existing conditions be
Generally, if you have an on-going
medical condition requiring check-ups
and medication, it will be excluded from
the policy.
You are usually asked to
complete a medical questionnaire and the
underwriters will either:

furniture and ship over 400 containers to

the UK and Spain every year. In addition,
Oceans Outdoor Furniture quality
check their products at every stage of the
manufacturing process in their facilities
and are compliant with all the relevant BSI
quality standards.
Purchasing an Oceans Outdoor Furniture
product is a lifestyle choice and not simply
the purchase of a piece of furniture.
Tel 868 813 094

underwrite the policy on a moratorium

basis, which means that any medical
condition that you have had (usually) in
the previous 5 years would be excluded for
2 years. It would only be accepted after
the 2 year period if you have not taken
medication, consulted with a doctor or
experienced symptoms during this period.
Will there be a waiting period before
I can claim?
Check the policy conditions carefully as
there could be a waiting period. If you are
moving from one health insurer to another,
without a break, then often the waiting
period is waived.
If you would like to arrange a meeting
to discuss health insurance, please
contact one of the Ibex offices for a free
no obligation quotation. Alternatively if
you prefer you may contact our Health
Insurance Specialist by telephone on 952
887 125 or email

-include any previous/on-going condition

-exclude the condition for a certain period
of time
-exclude the condition completely
With some insurers you do not need to
complete a questionnaire and they will

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Leaving Szeged in southern Hungary,

it was only a fifteen minute drive to the
Serbian border. Just months ago, this
border was at the forefront of international
news, as tens of thousands of migrants
were pouring over from outside the EU,
forcing Hungary to build a fence to stop
them. Full column on this next month.
Now the border is mostly quiet again,
so after a passport check and a glance
inside the boot of my car, I crossed out of
the EU and Schengen and into Serbia. The
passport I used of course had no Kosovan
stamps in it.

only small change, but a friendly and much

appreciated gesture. It always makes me
smile when I come across behaviour like
Subotica may well be in Serbia, but its got
a distinct Hungarian feel to it, therefore its
rich in diverse cultural heritage and boasts
lavishly decorated buildings. In fact, the
town of Subotica, due to monumental
political changes, has been part of the
Kingdom of Hungary, the Ottoman Empire,
Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Kingdom
of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Socialist
Yugoslavia and finally Serbia. What a

When in Serbia, youve just got to eat a

burek, (unless youve got heart disease
that is). Mind you, if you didnt have heart
disease before eating it, you probably will
have after. Its a pie sort of thing, with
about a million layers of filo pastry stuffed
full of minced meat or thick gooey cheese.
I found a traditional bakery and chose a
cheese burek. It seems to only come in
one size giant slab size. Sitting on a park
bench beside an Orthodox Church I ate my
densely calorie-laden burek. Gorgeous it

Interesting to note - On the Hungarian

side of the border I can make a call on
my mobile back to the UK and chat for
an entire hour for 50p, but once on the
Serbian network, that same one hour call
back to the UK would cost an eye watering
90. I turned my phone off, as I didnt
want anyone calling me!

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I had absolutely no plan at all, so on

realising that the town of Subotica wasnt
so far away, I thought Id head there. I
drove through small country roads and tiny
villages; very Slavic. It could have been
Once in Subotica, I made it into the centre,
but struggled to find a parking space. Plus,
everywhere had newly installed parking
zone meters and I had no Serbian Dinar
coins on me to feed the meter. I eventually
pulled into a parking space and got out.
Whilst standing looking around without
luck for an ATM to get some local currency,
a guy came up to me and spoke in Serbian.
He quickly realised I didnt understand, so
changed to English. I asked him where the
nearest ATM was so I could get change for
the meter. He brushed that off and simply
gave me some coins so I could pay. It was


The centre is pedestrianised and with

street cafs and fountains, its a joy to
just walk around. Highlights for me have
to be the chocolate box Town Hall which
reminds me again of parts of Germany. The
recently renovated Synagogue is stunning,
yet a plaque outside is a constant reminder
of the thousands of Suboticas Jews who
were sent to the death camps in WW11.
Today, Subotica is a multi-ethnic, safe,
happy, relaxed and an extremely beautiful
town. Belgrade this is not. Also, Subotica
is a million miles away from the tension
that exists between Serbs and Kosovans
down south in Mitrovica.

Strolling on, I spent the next three hours

wandering Subotica, before taking a
well-deserved seat and coffee at a small
outdoor caf. Suddenly at the table next to
me, there was a bit of commotion as one
guy started cursing in Serbian. Oh dear, a
bird had just dropped its business directly
onto his head! He looked like Gorbachev,
but the mark of course was grey-white
not red. I leaned over and said, Ah dont
worry mate, in my country thats meant to
be lucky. I was trying to be nice, making
light of the situation. He looked at me as if
I were a complete imbecile!

It was time to head back to Hungary, for

I wasnt sure what time the international
border closed. I drove out of Subotica,
back to the border and endured a lengthy
car search. The massive wave of migration
may well have been halted here, but every
day people still try to get into the EU by any
means they can. Happy that no refugees
were hiding in the boot of my Ford Fiesta, I
crossed back into Hungary, the EU and the
Schengen zone.

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The Doghouse Foundation is a small

rescue centre where the founder died
leaving a number of dogs to be re-homed.
We now have 12 remaining dogs that
urgently need homes due to the property
being up for sale.
Cody is a
m e d i u m
mixed breed
dog approx
old. He is a
that loves a
cuddle and
a piece of clothing to tell you that he is
there. Cody is a very loveable dog that
gets on with other dogs, walks on a lead
and is castrated, vaccinated against rabies
and has his own passport.

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Going Into Detail About Recent Events

I hope you enjoyed reading the little text
I wrote for you last month. I imagine that
you will have been more interested in the
actual content of the text rather than all
the fiddly points of grammar, which of
course is as it should be. However, if you
have paid a little attention to the grammar
as well, you may have noticed that I kept
almost exclusively to the recent past
tense to talk about my experiences over
the past year, for example:
Este ao he trabajado mucho.
This year I have worked a lot.
Una de mis hijas ha viajado a
One of my daughters has travelled to
South America.
Mi madre ha venido Espaa.
My mother has come to Spain.
Mi gata ha tenido un ao muy normal.
My cat has had a very normal year.
Este ao no he visitado Gales.
This year I havent visited Wales.
These are fine as general statements
which do not go into detail, but in real
conversation it would be normal to
elaborate more in each event; in which
case we would almost certainly have to
start using other past tenses. For example,
I might start by saying something like
I have been to the street market this
week as a kind of opening gambit, but if
I needed to elaborate I would go on to say
I went to the San Pedro street market on


Ben is a medium Podenco Cross. He is

approx 3 years old and is a very placid
gentle easy going dog. He is a little shy
of people at first, then loves attention and
enjoy cuddles. He gets on well with other
dogs and walks well on a lead. Ben is
castrated, vaccinated against rabies and
has his own passport.

mixed breed
dog, approx
very placid
gentle dog,
a little wary
gets to know
she is your
best friend.
Betty loves a cuddle and fuss, gets on with
other dogs and is ok with cats. She walks
on a lead and is spayed vaccinated against
rabies and has her own passport.
If you are interested in any of the
above dogs please contact Shirley on
Tel 650 105 166

Monday and I bought some oranges. (I

know - my conversations are riveting). I
am switching from the recent past tense
(I have been to the market) to the finished
past tense (I went I bought).
In most Spanish courses you will find that
this finished past tense (often called the
past simple, preterite or past historic
tense) is not taught until quite a long way
into a course. The reason is because is it
one of the more difficult tenses to teach
and learn with quite a lot of verb ending
changes and a good dose of irregular
forms. Therefore it is usual to get people
more confident using more straightforward
and less complex tenses first.
However, I think it is a good idea to learn
just a few words in the finished past tense
so that we can at least say a few basic
things about our actions. It doesnt mean
that we are necessarily ready to bite off
and chew the whole tense, but one or two
basic words would be useful.
Lets start with I went and I bought.
They are:
I went fui and I bought - compr.
If you are unsure how to pronounce these;
for fui I would concentrate on the i sound,
making it fairly emphasized and close to
the ee sound in the English word free.
In the case of compr, notice there is
an accent over the final e, making that
the stronger sound. The e in Spanish is
pronounced like the English e in egg.
Now we can say He ido al mercadillo

esta semana. (I have been to the street

market this week - ido is the past participle
of ir, to go).
Then we can go on to say Fui al
mercadillo de San Pedro el lunes y
compr naranjas, (I went to San Pedro
street market on Monday and I bought
Another useful finished past word is I
saw, which is vi. Now were really flying,
heres our extended bit of conversation.
He ido al mercadillo esta semana. Fui
al mercadillo de San Pedro el lunes y
compr naranjas. Vi a mi amiga Mary
y tomamos un caf.
I have been to the street market this
week. I went to San Pedro street market
on Monday and bought some oranges. I
saw my friend Mary and we had a cup of
Finally, if you prefer to talk about we
rather than I, you can say Hemos ido
al mercadillo esta semana. Fuimos
al mercadillo del San Pedro el lunes y
comramos naranjas. Vimos a nuestra
amiga Mary y tomamos un caf.
You will have noticed something else now,
that the we forms of ar verbs are the
same in the present and the past! One
less thing to learn!
Jane Cronins Step by Step Spanish
articles are available as e-books at www. where you can also obtain
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New Housing Benefit Limits For

Claimants Going Abroad
People living in Great Britain can now only
receive Housing Benefit for 4 weeks if
they are out of the country. Previously,
Housing Benefit claimants could continue
having their rent paid for up to 13 weeks.
The new rules prevent claimants from taking
long drawn-out trips outside Great Britain
whilst receiving taxpayer-help with their
rent, as well as bringing Housing Benefit
into line with Jobseekers Allowance and
other working age benefits, which already
have stricter limits.
Those in receipt of Pension Credit also face
a reduction in the time they can continue to
receive their benefit whilst abroad, from 13
weeks to 4 weeks.
Minister for Welfare Delivery, Caroline Nokes
said Its important that the benefits system
is fair to those who need it and those who
pay for it. Its not right that people could
be abroad for over three months and still
expect the taxpayer to pay their rent back

Rios de Vida Rivers of Life

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I want to start by asking you, whether

youre a Christian or not.
What do you think of when we talk
about Church?
For many of us British expats, this conjures
up an image of a beautiful, centuries old
building with a steeple, usually in the middle
of a graveyard; the sort of thing you see on
a chocolate box lid or a jigsaw puzzle, but
our churches come in all shapes and styles,
from tiny secret meetings in private homes,
to huge open gatherings in fields and
worship services held in sports arenas which
hold tens of thousands with thousands more
watching from huge screens outside.
The church we love is not about
buildings, its about people; His people;
people of every race and nation who
love the Lord and seek to serve Him.


These new rules mean that people can still
enjoy holidays like everyone else, but will
ensure that the system isnt abused.
For further information on these changes or
to find out what exemptions apply, contact
your local benefit office.
Those who are permanent residents
overseas remain unable to claim
income-related benefits for any period
of time.
These include benefits such as Housing
Benefit, Pension Credit or Universal Credit.
If you suspect someone of committing
benefit fraud in Spain, call the Benefit Fraud
Hotline on 900 554 440. Calls are free and
confidential. You can also report a benefit
thief online at
Help make sure that benefits go to
those who need them most.

If we want to receive the love, grace, mercy

and joy that come from knowing Jesus; if
we want to receive His blessings, then it is
vital that we interact with other believers in
the body of Christ - the Church.
Those who isolate themselves from the
love of God and try to go it alone, cut
themselves off from so much that following
Him has to offer.
It is an awesome privilege to be able to
approach God with freedom and confidence.
Most of us would be very apprehensive about
meeting a world leader, royalty or even a
pop star, but through Gods amazing love,
His grace, His understanding, His mercy and
His forgiveness, you can approach Him; you
can talk to Him. Hes waiting to hear from
Dont be afraid of God. He loves you.
He desperately wants you to draw
close to Him.

Exemptions remain in place for those who

travel abroad for certain specified purposes
and intend to return to their place of
residence in Great Britain; for example to
attend a close relatives funeral or, in the
case of Housing Benefit, an armed forces
member being deployed overseas.
The new rules came into force on 28th July
Around 25bn is spent every year on
Housing Benefit. The Housing Benefit
Bill has been increasing for many years,
but the government brought in a range of
reforms to bring spending under control.
Welfare reforms, including capping Local
Housing Allowance Rates and the Benefit
Cap, have helped to achieve the first realterm fall in Housing Benefit expenditure
in a decade. Reforms will continue to
save money through this parliament with
Housing Benefit expenditure forecast to
fall by over 2bn in real terms by 2020/21.

turn to Jesus.
Maybe a lot of what Ive written this month
sounds like pie in the sky, or cuckoo land
to many of you. I understand that, but it
doesnt matter what stage of life youre at,
you have nothing to lose by giving Jesus
a try and you have an amazing amount to
Come and join us on Sunday morning.
Experience the joy and love that bursts from
this place. You can leave whenever you like
and you dont have to come back, but be
prepared to have your life changed forever.
Our Sunday morning services start at
11.30am at C/Zorrilla No 7, Fuente Alamo
For more information telephone Rachel
(English) on 618 963 976 or Pastors Gins
and Toi (Spanish) on 629 283 080

When you feel shut out, lonely or isolated,

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ASSSA Invites You To Their Open Day

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of the Company, the customer service,
easy access to medical assistance, medical
network and coverage offered.
ASSSA puts at your disposal its
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Technical advances in the design and
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This is because
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evacuated tubes when compared to flat
plate solar collectors. In fact, a solar
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year round, you will struggle to use it all.
Some of our clients even use their solar
systems to top-up their swimming pools
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A l e x
is a former
Marine and
in Scotland,
although his
family comes
from all over
Isles which
is probably
history, music and culture. He loves old,
fast motorcycles and has restored many
including a Norton Commando.
still plays the guitar, but also writes
action/adventure thrillers featuring the
PROJECT, an elite Presidential counterterrorism unit. There are to date 13
PROJECT books. Alex now lives in the
Sierra foothills of Northern California.
White Jade Feb 2012
This is the first of the PROJECT books
which spins a web of deceit and murder
across the globe, against the backdrop
of a deadly international power game.

Selena and
recover the
m i s s i n g
text. Its the
from Washington to the hidden chambers
of Tibet. Someone is determined to take
over China and attack America--and Nick
and Selena are right in the line of fire.
International intrigue, terrorist acts and
the threat of nuclear war form the core
of this fast-paced thriller, the first volume
in a series featuring Nick, Selena and the
Black Harvest June 2012
Book 4 in the series sees three world
experts on crop disease discover a
secret from the time of Alexander
the Great and are brutally murdered.
A centuries-old conspiracy plots to
destroy much of the worlds food supply
as part of a plan for world domination
and the PROJECT team must stop a
traitor and prevent a world-wide disaster.

Selena Connor
States. In a
series of life
they encounter
unlikely allies,
legacy of biowarfare
a cover up with ominous implications for
The Solomon Scroll May 2015
This is book 10 in the PROJECT series. The
contents of a two thousand year old scroll
set in motion a deadly quest for the tomb
of Solomon and the long lost treasure of
the Second Jewish Temple. The PROJECT
team is up against a madman who believes
he is the last high priest of an ancient and
cruel god. He seeks the Seal of Solomon
and the mystical powers hes sure it will
bring him. Hell stop at nothing to get what
he wants, including murder and treachery.
From the streets of Beirut to the barrens
of Saudi Arabia and the wild canyons of
Ethiopia, the PROJECT team follows an
ancient trail of clues in search of Solomons
bones and the sacred heritage of a nation.

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Former Recon Marine Nick Carter is a

man with a dark history of emotional and
physical scars. He works for the PROJECT,
a covert counter-terrorism unit reporting
to the President. Selena Connor is a
beautiful, strong and skilled linguist. When
her wealthy uncle is murdered by someone
looking for an ancient book about the elixir
of immortality, shes thrown into Nicks

w o r l d .


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The 4 pups these lovely babies are 8

months old were abandoned without their
mother at 4 weeks old. From left to right;
girlboygirl-boy. They are ready to travel
within Europe.

Winston is a lovely, middle aged gentleman.

He weighs approximately 40 kilos and at a
guess is part Pointer. We think he is about 6
or 7 years old. He enjoys human company
and just wants to have his own person to
Fozzie is about 2 years old. He is a peoples
dog, loves attention and would benefit from
being the only dog in the household. He walks
well off the lead, keeps eye contact with his
person and doesnt stray. A happy little boy
who just wants to be loved!! Approx 35cm
to the shoulder. Ready to travel nationally or

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When I have more time on my hands I think I

will write a book entitled
God Really Say? A friend of mine defends
his love of motorbikes by quoting that a
certain king in the Bible returned in Triumph.
I have been thinking about roundabouts and
yes it is in there as the King of Israel marched
Roundabout for seven days. Joking apart
the roundabout is a very clever invention.
I mean the road one, not the Magic one or
the Playground one just to be clear. Eugene
Henard is attributed with the invention and
the first UK one is in Letchworth Garden City


Please find it in your heart to offer a pup,

Fozzie, Winston or any one of our lovely
woofers their forever home; they so deserve
We desperately need people who are able

dated 1905.
We all know the Spanish have a Roundabout
designer roundabouts which must be a
strange department to work for! As we
have it now, the roundabout works very
because it is simple. The French
used to mess this up by changing the rules to
give way to joining traffic. I ask you! Not sure
about nowadays. Further research shows
that nearly every country had its own illogical
rules and the uninitiated were in trouble.

to foster kittens or puppies in their homes,

often at short notice. We also need fosterers
able to take in adult dogs who arent coping
well in kennels.
We are always looking for volunteers to
help out with the animals - for dog walking,
feeding and/or playing and grooming.
Please contact Lorna by email at lorna@ or Whatsapp 676 276
199 or Sandra at or
on 655 807 080.

Something effective and simple can get

highly complicated once we start trying
to be clever.
The message of the Bible can be like that,
as people complicate the very simple Gospel,
(good news) message. Hence my opening
remarks about Did God Really Say? To a
question Jesus answered I am the way and
the truth and the life. No-one comes to the
Father except through me. John 14 v 6
I was amused by a Pastor who, being too
busy to constantly think about and change
the outside notice board at his church, wrote
on the
- DETAILS WITHIN. Now that is keeping it
You can find us on Condado de Alhama in the
Al Kasar Centre.
Contact Ken on 646 705 403 or check the
open-door to see what we will be doing
each week.
Come and join us. We offer something a bit
different. Sit around and chat over a cup of
tea or coffee and learn about God and what
He can do for YOU.
Opening Times for the Christian Centre are
on the website together with further details
and other planned get-togethers.
If you would like to be informed of our events
and be added to our mailing list please let
us know at opendoorgettogether@gmail.
Christian Centre 615 543 106
Ken 646 705 403
Carol 655 141 721

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Whilst most of Spain started the summer

hitting the beaches and pools, the
Solpellet family embarked on a tour of
northern Italy visiting many pellet fire
manufacturers to broaden the range of
their products.

This opportunity landed a successful

collaboration with Extrastove and Euroalpi,
who were looking to expand their

the already
Tepor range,
e n a b l e s
pelleth e a t i n g
solution to
s p a c e ,
b u d g e t

i n t o
s u p p o r t
grown in the
i n d u s t r y.
As a result
are pleased
to announce
a new range
E x t ra s t ove
and Euroalpi
q u a l i t y
I t a l i a n
companies that develop and manufacture
biomass heating technologies. Their
solutions are stylish and innovative, all
products being strictly Created in Italy.
Both companies manufacture, test and
produce to Europes most stringent quality
standards EN 14785 and EN 303-5 and are
fully certified by TUV Rheinland.

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For those who dont know, biomass is a

renewable energy source that contributes
to protect the atmosphere by lowering
CO2 emissions and wood pellets are the
number one biomass fuel.
The main goal of Solpellet is to provide
whilst ensuring an even economic and
comfortable heating solution. Also, the
products that Solpellet supply are 100%
made in Italy, meeting the highest quality


The wide range from Extrastove and

is the only
solely in the
sale, installation and maintenance of pellet
fires in the Costa Clida and neighbouring
regions of Spain. They strive to offer a
pellet fire solution to any client, so you can
find a perfect fire to suit your needs. Not
only are all sales backed up with 2-year
warrantee, but their technicians are fully
trained and qualified in Italy to ensure
you get the most efficient result in heating
your home.
Solpellet also supply the award-winning
Uuni pellet-fired pizza oven, so you can
enjoy the authentic taste of wood-fired
cuisine in your own home or garden
To see the full extensive range of products
available and for more information, visit
the website or give
one of the Solpellet team a call on 697
949 519 to arrange a no-obligation home
site survey to discuss your pellet heating
requirements in full detail.

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On a night out in Lorca recently, we were

looking for a place to eat that was a nice
location with a decent choice of dishes on
the menu and reasonably priced.
The where to eat app on my phone led
us to a tapas bar called Albedro, located in
the Plaza Caldern close to the theatre. A
quick scan of the menu revealed that there
was something for all the group and so we
quickly bagged a table and sat down to
order. There were a lot of high tables with
bar stools but we preferred to wait for a
lower table with a little more room to eat,
although the bar was very popular.
The menu has a good selection of salads,
seafood and traditional dishes with a
modern twist. We chose a prawn salad to
start; reasonably priced at 7 (enough for
2 people as a starter), plus a selection of
hot tapas. The serving of prawns wasnt
generous, but sufficient for a starter and in
their shells, so be prepared to get peeling!

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Last month we mentioned we were

preparing five Pointer Hunting Dogs
reserved to go to Germany; in fact there
are six. Two are prepared ready for the 5th
October transportation together with four
more dogs and we anticipate the number
will increase.

Next up was a platter described as bolitas

de patata which turned out to be small
crispy fried balls of mashed potato with a
sprinkling of cheese on top. This was a very
generous portion, with a taste reminiscent
of English-style potato croquettes rather
than the Spanish version we are now used
to. The group was divided on whether they
were great or just average, but we didnt
leave any on the plate!
The star of the show was the fried
aubergines with honey. I was a little wary
about these as I dont like the taste of
honey much, but they were divine! It was
crispy fried aubergine in a light tempura
batter and just enough honey sauce to
make it juicy and sweet. These were gone
in seconds and we then ordered more!
Finally a few pinchos of pork, which arrived
on the well done side, perfect for me as I
like all my meat overdone, but my Spanish
friends preferred something a little on the
rare side, but again very tasty and all the

thank them for helping us in our quest to

find forever homes for these unfortunate

A Galgo recently came into the Perrera and

has been adopted by Galgos Del Sol, so we


We would like to thank all those involved

in the preparation and transportation of
these dogs to enable us to complete this
worthwhile task, especially the German
Association who take these dogs and give
them a chance of a better life. This, for
us, is the reason we
all work together to
make this happen.
What we do takes
money as well as
time and effort. The
Friends of the Perrera
hold a Table Top
Stall on Camposol A
every two weeks on
Thursday Market Day
and our Volunteers
Sue and Christine
have a stall in Nico

I wish we had had the room to try more,

as some of the menu sounded interesting;
leek tart, a selection of kebabs, tostadas
and several different salads sounded
tempting. The service was well organised
and prompt and the young waiters hard
working and friendly.
Expect to pay around 12 a head for a
selection of tapas and a drink. Next time
I look forward to trying some more of the
dishes, and ordering a double ration of
aubergines, just for myself!
You will find Albedro in the Plaza Caldern
de la Barca 2, Lorca.
Contact Liz on + 34 691 977 107


& Sonias Bar on the first Saturday in the

month, starting on 8th October, so please
come and support these events and grab
yourself a bargain as well as helping us in
our cause.
Our shop in Puerto de Mazarrn is open
Monday to Saturday from 10.30am-2pm,
just past Dia Supermarket. All donations
can be taken there or if there are any large
items, we can pick these up. Please call
Cathy on 639 604 628. We are always
looking for more volunteers to help in the
shop, so if you can spare some time or
would like to be involved in any way please
call Cathy on the telephone number above.
If you would like to be involved with the
Perrera Team please call Tony on 618 034

Five dogs from the Perrera are being adopted

by new owners in the UK. A representative
from UK Rescue Organisations carries out
Home Checks and the EU Trace Certificate
is used to legally transport these dogs into
the UK.
We have four Podencos ready and awaiting
transport to new owners in the USA, all
rescued locally. The US equivalent EU Trace
Certificate is used to do this. These dogs
obviously go by air and are accompanied
by a representative all the way to the new

dishes were reasonably priced.

We would like to thank our kennel people

with whom we work with to enable us to
take the dogs out of the Perrera prior to
transportation. We also wish to thank Paco
our vet in Puerto de Mazarrn. He has, over
the past 9 years, acted as our vet and with
whom we have worked closely. The trust
and service that he has given is invaluable
for our continued existence.
Thank you to all our supporters for
your continued support.

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summer holiday,
ADAPT was very
well attended and
The speaker was
member, Margaret
Noden, who gave
a brief history of
her career as a

Margaret entertained members with tales

of stories which she had covered, one of
which was the sinking of a trawler off the
coast of Scotland with the loss of 12 men.
She had to interview some of the bereaved
families in a professional manner and then

she went home and cried herself to sleep.

She rubbed shoulders with Royalty and she
met a lot of celebrities including Gareth
Edwards which made her the envy of her
male-dominated office.
If you would like to become a member
ADAPT (maybe with interesting
stories to share), then come along
to the meeting which takes place at
the Pensionista Centre, Lo Pagan, at
10.30am on the first Saturday of the
Visit the website www.adaptsanpedro.

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Reporter and eventually to Sub-Editor,

Margaret enjoyed her job and worked for
various newspapers including the Daily
Express, News of the World and Western
Telegraph in the days when reports had to
be given by telephone from a public phone
box! Once she was given the position of
Sports Reporter; the only woman journalist
to be covering football at that time.


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Kitchenplus1 Is First Choice In Kitchen


served them well in Spain having hundreds

of happy customers up and down the Costa
Blanca and Costa Clida.

KitchensPlus1 is a one-stop shop for

quality kitchens whether you want to
simply change your door handles or have
a new fully designed and fitted kitchen. All
requirements, no matter how big or small
are dealt with.

Starting the process could not be

Philip and Derrian or their fitters are happy
to make free on-site calls at your home and
show you the fantastic choices on offer, or
you can visit the KitchensPlus1 showroom
in San Pedro del Pinatar near Lidl, Monday to
Friday from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Take a look
at the website
for some stunning pictures of how ordinary
kitchens have been transformed and given
the wow factor!
For more information call 968 184 235

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Owners Philip and Derrian Beech are no

newcomers to the trade and have run their
businesses for over 25 years in the UK as
well as seven years here in Spain with a nononsense, no gimmicks attitude enabling
their customers to gain from the savings
that they demand and get from suppliers.
It is a business approach that has also

KitchensPlus1 have recently extended their

showroom in San Pedro del Pinatar, offering
customers a wider choice of kitchen units,
doors and accessories. The new part of the
showroom is home to an exciting range of
new designs and space-saving devices and
gadgets, including big, deep drawers which
are now very popular in Spain and intricate
corner shelving racks ideal for those hardto-reach places in the kitchen which are
normally wasted space. They have special
LED lighting and different styles of taps and
sinks, giving customers new and inspiring
ideas. There is also a larger workshop and
warehouse allowing more stock and orders

to be held. KitchensPlus1s expansion is

just another example of how the family-run
business is going from strength to strength
since opening in Spain over four years ago.

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Local Fiestas
Los Alcazares - Fiesta del Caldero
Held during the second week of October,
with the main fiesta day being the 12th
October, which is also a national holiday,
Hispanic Day. For Los Alcazares the
fiesta signifies the gaining of municipal
independence when it was segregated
from the municipalities of San Javier
and Torre Pacheco, on 13th October
1983. Hence, Los Alcazares has a weeklong celebration of the towns municipal
autonomy, during which there are firework
displays, processions and most notable,
the Caldero Festival, where the local
fishermen light fires on the beach and
cook their catch in hanging cauldrons
(12th October). Typical dishes of the Mar
Menor, whose recipes are mainly based on
rice and fish, are cooked on the beaches
throughout the day and the public is
encouraged to join in the celebrations and
gastronomy presented by this historically
important fishing town.
Sucina - Fiesta del Virgin del Rosario
Sucina started its fiesta on 23rd September
and it will continue until 10th October in
honour of their patron saint, the Virgen
del Rosario. The fiesta includes concerts,
a paella competition, crazy car race, magic
show and fireworks. The highlights for
October events are:
Saturday 1st October 10pm Pandora
Future Music Festival

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Sunday 2nd October 11am Vintage

Procession of Statue of the Virgen del
Friday 7th October 10pm Concert with
Tina Turner & ABBA Tribute bands


Saturday 8th October 4.30pm 4th Crazy

Car Race & 10pm Concert by the band
La Hungara
Sunday 9th October 10am 9th Romeria
with Horses and Carriages, 2pm Paella
Competition, 5pm Flavours of Great
Britain & 10pm 7th Sucina Gala Evening
Monday 10th October 1pm Migas, 5pm
Ribbon Race & 10pm Awards Ceremony
Balsicas/Torre Pacheco
Balsicas and Torre Pacheco will be enjoying
fiestas during the second and third weeks
of October with lots of events to enjoy.
Take a wander into the respective tourist
information offices for more details on
timetables for events.
Tel 968 128 800 Market Mon
La Union
Tel 868 049 941/692 925 970 Market
8th & 22nd October Free Guided Tour
to Condado De Roche De La Unin. Enjoy
discovering the history of La Union; their
songs, traditions, emblematic buildings,
museums and mining remains, highlighting
the landscape of the Sierra Minera and its
valuable industrial heritage. Depart 10am
from Ethnographic Museum-Roche.
8th, 22nd & 29th October Tour of the
Mining Park of La Union to discover
the old underground mining industry
of the 19th & 20th centuries, from ore
extraction to washing and concentration
and the subsequent acquisition of metal.
Experience the unforgettable experience
of traveling along more than 4,000 m2

of galleries and perceive how the miners

lived. 10am from Mining Park 7
8th, 22nd & 29th October Free Guided
Tour of Old La Union. 12pm from the old
public market in La Union.
15th October Free Guided Tour of
Portus Magnus, La Union a natural harbour,
a strategic enclave in Roman times. There
are numerous remains from the era of
mining and smelting facilities. 10am from
the entrance to the village supermarket.
29th October Free Guided Tour of the
Cemetery of Nuestra Seora Del Rosario.
San Javier
Tel 968 172 041 Market Thurs
8th October - Free Cycling Tour 10am
from Municipal Polideportivo of Alczares.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
When booking please specify if you need
to borrow a bike.
8th October - Free Guided Boat Trip
from La Manga del Mar Menor In English.
Discover La Manga del Mar Menor and its
surroundings, history and peculiarities on
a guided boat trip from Toms Maestre
Marina in La Manga del Mar Menor to
Santiago de la Ribera and back. 12.15pm.
Essential to book at Tourist Office.
8th October Free Guided Tour of
Santiago de La Ribera in 1000 Steps,
Tour In Spanish and English. 11am
from Tourist Office in Santiago de la
Ribera. Booking essential.
San Pedro del Pinatar
Tel 968 182 301 Market Thurs
15th October Artisan Market on the
seafront at Lo Pagan. 10am-2pm
16th October Free Bird Observation
see numerous species of birds that live
and visit this enclave, including Flamingos
(Phonicopterus roseus). 6pm from the
Flamingos Roundabout, opposite Visitor
Centre Las Salinas. Essential equipment
binoculars, comfortable shoes, nondescript
clothes, mosquito repellent, sunscreen,
hat, snack and water. About 2hrs and 3km.
Book at Tourist Office
Free Guided Cycle Route - Sunday 25th
10am from El Molino de Quintn. Distance
9km. Explore the southern part of the
Regional Park, pedaling between the
salt ponds and waters of the Mar Menor,
overlooking the salt mills, salt mountains
and Las Encaizadas. Registration at
Tourist Office.

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Some time ago, a 10 year old child came to

our Dental Clinic in San Pedro del Pinatar.
The boy, along with his friends, created a
game called the Midwest Home Front. He
used his teeth to take off the nozzle from the
hose that was made of metal. The impact
on the front teeth caused a tooth to come
out, but he was lucky as the tooth remained
intact when he spat it out. The boy had an

The meaning of the Avulsion Tooth: the

complete dislodging of the tooth out of
its correct position or socket.
Fortunately this rare condition only occurs
among 1% to 10% of children between 7
and 10 years old. This is a distressing and
painful experience for the child and there is
likely to be heavy bleeding in the mouth.
In this Article I intend to give some tips
on First Aid for Tooth Avulsion because
in these cases time is very important.
The longer the lapse in time in receiving
attention, the fewer the possibilities are for
Keep Calm
It is VITAL that you seek help immediately
from your Dentist. He can clarify that it is
not a dental emergency.
The first thing to do is look for the
missing tooth.
Once located, remove gently from the crown
of the tooth.

DO NOT touch the root of the tooth as

bacteria can cause infection. Wash it in
saline solution (warm water and natural salt)
which is a natural antiseptic.
Some Dentists recommend Tooth Implants,
but in my opinion it depends on the state
of the fractured tooth and the amount of
damage caused to the tooth and gum.
A tooth can be placed either in Saline
Solution (warm water with natural salt) or
Milk- Another
is to retain
the tooth in
between the
procedure is less desirable because of the
amount of bactera present in the saliva.

depends on many factors: Between 40%

and 50% Avulsed Teeth survive.
Children over 10 years old present challenges
to the Specialist Dentist. It can be the fault
of the Dentist that carried out the procedure
if the process is not successful.
The ultimate success of the Tooth Avulsion
depends on the immediate response when
the tooth is replaced before placing the
tooth in the correct position.
Remember - it is paramount to seek help
from your Dentist as soon as is possible.
LG Dental - The Dentist You Can Trust

However, it is important to keep the tooth

lubricated by some means as the tooth is a
living thing
It is not advisable to place the tooth in
Consult Your Dentist
Call your Dentist for advice and a consultation
for Tooth Avulsion (the action of pulling
and tearing away).
Tell your Dentist the precise time in which
the Tooth Avulsion occurred.
Once the patient is in the Dentist Chair then
an evaluation can take place.
The prognosis of success in these cases

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Avulsion Tooth (action of pulling and

tearing away a tooth)


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From poverty to prosperity, Brussels put up

the cash and Spaniards brought the ideas.
Spain would normally have been celebrating
its 30th anniversary as a member of the
European Union in 2016, but a sombre
note hangs over this landmark year as
the country reflects on issues threatening
the club, including the Brexit vote and
increasing anti-EU sentiments in France,
The Netherlands and elsewhere.
One-time vice-president of the European
Commission, Spaniard Manuel Marn, who
helped convince the other then-memberStates to allow his native country to join
said he was one of the student diplomats at
the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium,
in 1973. They were taken on day one to a
ceremony housing the bodies of those who
perished in World War II and reminded
that this was the very reason the European
Union existed.
Now, though, Spain is reflecting on a mixed
history as a member-State. Austerity
measures imposed by Brussels in light
of national debts have caused hardship
in Spain and the country has narrowly
escaped being fined for its continued,
consistent failure to meet deficit targets and
the lucrative trade agreement and political
community has been shaken to the core by
the Brexit vote and the rising of the far right
in some member-States.

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Bureaucracy and very high expenses for

MEPs and Commissioners, have come
into question throughout, although most
member-States believe this can only be
influenced by those who have a seat at the
table; that is, each of the national leaders
who make up the Council of Europe.
De Gaulle in 1944 said Spain can join
when they get rid of Franco.
Three decades ago, joining the then
European Economic Community (EEC),
which would become the EU, was the
launch-pad Spain needed to repair itself.
It was still a very poor country, with levels
of illiteracy far higher than in any other
civilised western country and had only
known democracy for a decade after having
been under a dictatorship spanning more
than 40 years.
The countrys morale was given a sharp


upwards push as its social and economic

conditions went from strength to strength,
achieving a drastic transformation in a
relatively short time.
Nowadays, the EU is a far cry from that
which was designed by Altiero Spinelli, an
Italian reporter exiled to Venice Island after
challenging the iron-fisted reign of Francos
ally, Benito Mussolini. Spinelli wrote an open
letter calling for a federal, united, but free
Europe, in response to the mass killings he
witnessed during the height of World War II
and this letter would form the basis to the
European Coal and Steel Community, later
to become the EEC and then the EU.
Spinelli wanted to see Europe becoming
a united international force, ending
nationalism and totalitarianism in individual
States and protecting human rights, as a
way of preventing a possible future World
War III, given that the 1939-1945 conflict
had left the equivalent of todays entire UK
population dead in just six years.
Spinellis idea was supported by the French
Resistance, since President Charles de
Gaulle and prominent diplomat Pierre
Mends France had decided to try to set
up a European union of France, Belgium,
The Netherlands and Italy. They said Spain
would be asked to join them once they had
got rid of Franco.
It would take another 30 years, however,
before Spain got rid of its dictator, which
only really happened when he died.
Repairing Spain
Back in Francos time, the European Union
as it was then, was symbolic of freedom
from censorship and social and professional
liberty. In fact, ex-European Parliamentary
speaker Jos Mara Gil Robles says Spain
used to be quite jealous of students in
universities elsewhere on the continent who
were able to live as they wished and voice
their opinions without reprisal.
Although polls seem to hint that a third
of left-wing voters believe the EU has
harmed Spain in recent years more than it
has benefited the country, the idea of a
Spexit remains unthinkable.
Spain has enjoyed EU funding allowing it to
improve its infrastructure and the country
firmly believes the responsibility for the

smooth running of the EU lies with each and

every member-State, meaning that if any
one of the current 28 is unhappy with the
way it is working, they must take part of the
blame for it.
Spain also recalls that the usefulness
or otherwise of the EU to a country is
dependent upon what each country, Spain
included, contributes; not just financially,
but in terms of ideas.
From A Poor Farming Nation To A
Thriving Western State
Back in 1986, when Spain became a fullypaid-up member, two-thirds of workers
were in the agricultural sector and had
no Social Security provisions, meaning no
State pension or sick pay. Rural dwellers
often had no electricity or running water,
relying on wells.
Just 10 years previously, its black-and-white
TV only had one, State-controlled, channel
which lauded Franco in every programme
and by the time of its EU entry, still only
had two channels.
Roads were potholed, cracked, dangerous
and often missing. Motorways did not start
to appear until the 1980s or 1990s and its
GDP was less than half the EU average.
The Difference In 30 Years Is Palpable
Mobile phone and internet signals are
available everywhere in the country, with
4G and fibre optic beginning to roll out in
more developed areas.
Exports have increased by 800% since
State pensions provide a liveable wage.
Laws covering human rights and equality
including same-sex marriage and adoption
and protection for domestic violence victims
are set in stone.
Spains largest companies have a top
international presence - the Chairman
of Inditex, the countrys biggest clothing
chain, is the richest man in Europe.
14,000 kilometres of major highways today
are a far cry from the 483 kilometres of
1986 and whilst its 2,500 kilometres of fast
rail links remain insufficient to connect the
countrys most populous areas, the quality
of trains and efficient level of service are
among the best in Europe.
(Part II next month)

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E m m a

beautiful dog
sister on the
in February
is probably
M a s t i n /
B e l g i u m
thought that
she had found her forever home, but the
German guy who adopted her has since
moved on and has returned her to the
kennels. Emma is house-trained, walks
well on her lead, is chipped with her own
passport and is up-to-date with all her
vaccinations. She is a lovely dog who does
not deserve to spend her days in a kennel

having known life in a house. Emma is

about 2 years old.

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Time To Slow Down

Theres an accident waiting to happen on
Calle Otelo in Villamartin, which is being
used as a short cut by people driving
between Villamartin and Playa Flamenca.
Despite a multitude of official requests
since 2007 from Residents Association
President, Ron Burks, the Ayuntamiento de
Orihuela Costa has chosen to ignore every

Jack & Jill These two little podenco cross

babies were found in a water course at
about 3 months old. They are now about
a year old and have been looked after well,
but they spend their day in a pen with
two other rescue dogs. They enjoy their
walks twice daily, but they need love and
training. Can you give one or both of these
little treasures a home?


S p a n i s h
him. He has
last 3 years
in kennels and is such a friendly boy he
would love a home of his own. He gets on
well with other dogs and is good on the
lead. Cally is now about 5 years old.
All of the above dogs have been neutered
and had the usual vaccinations.
Call 620 582 654 for more information

The only people who need to access

the road are those who live or have
holiday properties there; many of whom
have children and pets. The Residents
Association successfully got the speed
limit lowered to 30km/hr and signage was
erected, but drivers ignore the signs and
continue to speed down the road, often
at more than double the speed limit. This
has become a great area of concern for the
permanent and holiday residents and there
have been a few near-misses on the sharp
bend due to excessive speed. Children
between the ages of 2 and 15 are regular
holiday visitors to the street and there are
family pets who are at risk of being injured
or killed by these inconsiderate drivers.
I would welcome visitors from local
political parties, the Policia Local and
members of the Ayuntamiento to discuss
what can be done to make the road safer
said Ron. We want to do everything we
can to avoid a tragedy that is waiting to

I be interested in having mine cleaned

whilst they were in the area. I agreed
and Mark and his son Keegan arrived and
quickly set about their task. Three hours
later my eleven year old Rangemaster
looked like new and they were packed
up ready to go with my kitchen left
spick and span. They were thoroughly
nice guys and I would recommend
them to anyone. They are STARS.
David Hayden, Bullas.
Dear Editor
I have two recommendations and
massive thank yous I would like you
to publish in your monthly magazine.
One for Mr Louis Harris for his services.
He was marvellous coming to our rescue
twice at very short notice. He genuinely
is our 4th emergency service. He was
extremely thorough and very professional
and dropped everything in our hour of
need when we could have had a major
problem with 250 worth of defrosted
food!! Thanks again Louis youre a star.

Photo by Ron Burks

Dear Editor

Ron can provide evidence that each of his

requests has been stamped as received by
the Ayuntamiento, but no response has
ever been made to his requests.
Its a ludicrous situation Ron remarked
and before long, there will be a terrible


In Julys issue of the Costa Clida

Chronicle, I saw an advert for Oven
Cleaning Specialists. I wanted to contact
them, but thought as I live in Northwest
Murcia no-one would be willing to travel
this far for a single job. A friend from
the region then phoned and said she had
booked them to clean her oven and would

Our second massive thank you is to Ian

Buck of Mazarrn Property for his speedy
response and attention. He went out of his
way to help us regarding our pool. We were
so impressed by his actions that we have
taken out our pool maintenance contract
with him for the coming year. Many thanks
again Ian - we appreciate all your efforts.
Name & Address supplied

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Wear Your Seatbelt!

The Guardia Civil traffic department,
supported by their colleagues in the Police,
have been be out in force to ensure the correct
use and operation of seatbelts and child
restraint systems in vehicles.
In 2014 the number of unbelted deaths
accounted for 24% of the total, with 194 of
the 822 people in cars and vans who lost their
lives, not wearing a seatbelt.
In addition to the officers on patrol during the
campaign, the DGT operated three roadside
cameras which were under test during the
week, prior to a mass roll-out across the
road network by 2017. The cameras were in
place on the A-1, A-2 and A-3, in Madrid, but
throughout this year, 270 cameras will be in
use across the country monitoring seatbelts
The images captured by the cameras were
electronically sent to a control centre which
then processed the images and sent a
sanction to the vehicle owner who then faced
a 200 fine and the loss of 3 points.
It is the aim of the DGT to reduce this figure
to zero by making the use of seatbelts and
child restraint systems 100% for all vehicle

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The focus of the campaign was not only for

those who should know better about looking
out for their own safety, but also those
who should be looking out for those more
vulnerable, namely adults who carry children
in the vehicles.
In 2014, 2 out of the 14 children under 12
years who died travelling in cars or vans were
not wearing any safety device at the time of
the incident. In addition, 9 out of 82 seriously
injured and 107 of those who suffered minor
injuries were not correctly restrained. From
that data, 118 children suffered unnecessary
injury or death as a result of the supposedly
responsible adults not showing due care.
On account of the seriousness that the DGT
takes, the law was recently approved whereas
traffic officers can immobilise a vehicle if a
child is found to be travelling without the
correct restraint system in use.
It is also important to remember that
since October, children under 135
centimetres in height are not allowed to
travel in the front seats of vehicles and
must be properly restrained by a device
appropriate to their height and weight.
The proper wearing of seatbelts and restraint
systems is also vital to their correct use. All
occupants in a vehicle must wear a seatbelt,
whether they are in the front or the back,
although some people incorrectly believe
that wearing a seatbelt in the back is not
necessary. It is and it is also mandatory.
If a person in a rear seat is not wearing a
seatbelt they are 8 times more likely to kill
the person in a seat in front of them.
Wearing a seatbelt is statistically proven to
halve the risk of death if involved in a collision
as it also helps to distribute the force of the


impact across the body and not directly at

more vulnerable parts of the body. A seatbelt
prevents the occupant being ejected from
a vehicle, saving them from more serious
Cyclists Know the Law
It is probably safe to say that all road users
have witnessed a bicycle rider going through a
red light or riding on the pavement, a practice
that many find frustrating, but always one
that raises the same question; are cyclists
allowed to do such things?

be fitted to the dashboard, either by a fitted

bracket or by an attachment such as the
ones which clip and fit to the air vents of the
vehicle like the factory fitted model. Because
these are fitted to the dashboard and do not
obstruct the visibility of the driver, they are
legal, so long as you dont operate the device
whilst driving.

The simple answer is NO.

In terms of law, once a bicycle is being ridden
it is classed as a vehicle and therefore covered
by the same rules and laws as a car, truck,
bus and any other vehicle on the road. It is
only when the rider dismounts and walks with
the bicycle that it is considered otherwise. In
this instance, the situation means that the
person has become a pedestrian. That is the
same reason why cyclists cannot ride across
zebra crossings and the rider must dismount
before they do.
Listening to music using headphones or
using a mobile phone when riding a bike are
prohibited in the same way as they are for
other vehicles. Consuming more than the
prescribed limit of alcohol or using drugs
is also not allowed. As a cyclist you are
governed by the rules of the road.
Some of the most common infractions.
Not having a bell on your bicycle 80
Faulty or no brakes 80
Carrying an extra person on the bicycle 80
Failing to stop at a traffic light 200
Failing to give way at a junction 200
Not having lights 200
Having too many lights 200
Failing to wear high visibility clothing between
sunset and sunrise and in poor visibility
Riding under the influence of alcohol 500

3 On this picture, although the tablet is fitted

to the dashboard, it is showing a film or a
DVD. This is not permitted. You are only
allowed to play films and videos displayed in
the back seats, so they do not distract the

4 This picture shows a tablet being used as

a GPS. It is illegal as it obstructs the drivers
field of vision.

You can be fined on your bike and remember

that one golden rule, when you are riding
your bike, it is a vehicle and governed by the
same rules and laws as every other vehicle.
Is it Legal to use a Tablet as a GPS?
We explain the answer, with pictures.
1 In this example in a Mercedes car, the
tablet-sized GPS is built into the dashboard
of the vehicle and does not, in any way,
obstruct the drivers visibility and poses no
other obvious risk. In this instance, it is
legal to use, although not to touch when
you are driving.

2 The next pictures show how a tablet can

Rules related to GPS, tablets and mobile

You must not touch it whilst driving and it
must be mounted securely.
Only the display of maps for the use of
navigation is allowed.
It must not obstruct your view or field of
vision and must be 100% hands free if
operated. It is allowed to rise above the
height of the dashboard by a few centimetres.
Only mobiles phone and small purposebuilt GPS units can be used fixed to the
windscreen, so long as their screen it is not
too big and they are attached in a secure
place, not obscuring the field of vision.

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Charity Golf Day - Saturday October 15th

Noahs ARC are having their first ever golf
day thanks to great support from the team
at the Camposol Club de Golf which is the
venue for this event & the Camposol Golf
The Golf format is a Texas Scramble with
a shotgun start at 9.30am and the price
is 25 (5 for club members) with medals
for the winners & runners up. Each entry
includes a donation to support the dogs of
Noahs ARC.
There will also be prizes for Nearest the
Pin on par 3 holes & for the longest drive
from the 16th tee.
After the golf (from around 3.30pm) there
will be a disco & food - Chicken Curry or
Chilli served with rice or chips for only

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October is here and the weather getting a

little cooler it was a long hot summer this
year although August was apparently the
coolest on record (but hot enough!) and
September the hottest on record (tooo
Many of you are aware that Rainbow
Satellites volunteer at the Pererra (Dog
Pound) as often as we can generally
walking the dogs, but also doing any odd
jobs we are asked to do. For animal lovers
it can be a sad place, but we all try to input
as much positivity as we can and help
make the dogs stays as comfortable and
short as possible. Volunteers are always
needed, even its just to sit with a puppy
for an hour and try to help socialise
them. Foster homes are welcome as are
any donations. Its amazing how far just
5 can go. Contact us for any information.
All of you with SKY HD boxes should have
had an overnight major software update
recently. I do not like the new software as
much as the old software, or is it that I am
very familiar with the old software and now
I have to go on a learning curve? Perhaps


5! There are a limited number of party

tickets for non-golfers & while all this is
going on, there will also be a charity raffle.
A very big thank you to our sponsors:

1 Alley Palais
2 Happy Pets
3 Telitec Fibre300
4 Black Bull
5 2Let2Sell2Buy
6 Avalon
7 Steve & Rosemarie Baker
8 Another World Properties
9 IBEX Insurance
10 Rudys
11 German Kuchen Studio
12 Multiopticas
13 CHM
14 Camposol Oven Cleaning
15 Amber Pools
16 Amber Pools

its my age!!! One trick that has changed

is entry to the installers page which is
now accessed by highlighting settings
and pressing 0, 0, 1, SELECT
do not go here unless you are confident
in procedures, but for those of you who
are, there are several screens that are not
available in the main menus setting the
box for one dish cable changing the RF
number and system resetting. A system
reset will set the box as if it has come out
of the factory and I believe should be done
once a year or so. It reloads the software
and reformats the hard drive which can
extend the life of the hard drive, BUT it
will delete all existing recordings and all
timers set for the future. It is worth doing
now and again. If you are not confident,
just ask us and we can do it for you. The
above really, as the paragraph started, was
aimed at SKY PLUS boxes, but the system
reset applies to all recording boxes SKY
The FREESAT box procedure is different for
each make and model, so get the manual
out or contact us, BUT remember the
procedure will delete all recordings. Make
sure the good lady has seen all the Corries
stored on the disc!
Internet TV (IPTV)
continues to expand
The vast
entertainment packs
on most systems
habits. It is in its
infancy and one of
the biggest issues
was the ability of the
internet providers to

Hole 17 Costa Calida Property Services

Hole 18 The Club House
Longest Drive - Black Bull Golf Society &
Amber Pools
Nearest the Pin - The CGA (Camposol
Golf Association) & Amber Pools
To play contact Steve Dixon on 634 127
221 or or for party
tickets contact Peter Harvey on 650 973
497 or
If you would like to donate a prize for
the raffle please leave it for Peter at the
Noahs ARC charity shop in Camposol or
Puerto de Mazarrn.
Keep up to date with our dogs & Whats
and follow us on Facebook, NoahsArc

supply an adequate service for TV viewing.

This is a whole new game from the way
the internet was used before IPTV, with an
almost continuous fast supply needed. So
often we get told Our internet is fine, but
the TV will not work. Clients are judging
the internet quality from the emails they
send and receive and the ticket they book
with Ryanair! This is not a way to judge
the internet for IPTV. When writing and
reading emails you are not connected to
the net except for the millisecond you
press send/receive. All the time you are
typing or reading, there is no connection
booking a ticket you will be connected
for the odd millisecond here and there
as data is transferred, but TV requires a
continuous stable connection all the time
you are viewing a whole new ballgame
and many of the providers just could not
do that in the early days, but things have
improved and most of the time most of
the providers can now supply a suitable
service. We have many IPTV systems out
with clients and yes of course we get some
problems to resolve, but 95% of issues
we tackle turn out to be issues with the
internet supply. The problem is when the
TV goes off or starts juddering call the
TV Company, but so often it is the internet
company that needs calling! A reboot of
the internet router followed a few minutes
later by a reboot of the digibox often
resolves a multitude of issues!
Well thats all the space for this month.
Article sponsored by Rainbow Satellites,
the company for all your TV needs in the
Murcia region.
Contact us for free friendly advice at
Tel (0034) 686 358 475
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Shepherd cross
and was found
along a busy
road in a panic.
Thankfully she
wanted to be
came straight up to us. She is great with
other dogs, cats and children, weighs
around 20 kilos and negative for all
Mediterranean diseases.
Lola is looking
for a forever
years old and
cross. She is
great with other
dogs, chipped,
vaccinated and
is such a good
girl in her foster
great on a lead

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need of a new
home. She was
born in October
2015 and is a
Podenco Maneto
Shepherd so is
quite small, long
and stocky. She
is vaccinated and chipped, great with other
dogs and children.


a 6 year old
Siamese ready
She is sterilised,
very loving but
other animals so
really needs to
be an only cat. She needs lots of love and
to be spoilt as she has had a hard time,
found wondering the streets traumatised
and starving.
Call 645 469 253 for any of the above
From last months edition Tino, Tara,
Candy, Flossy and Benson have all been
To advertise an animal for adoption please
To view more animals for adoption go

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Rubbish Disposal on Camposol - Part 3

Environmental Impact
environmental impacts
dumping are
D u m p e d
rubbish can
leak contaminants
the Campo
harming the
animals that
and blight the landscape. When it rains, illegally dumped rubbish can affect drainage
of run-off water making areas more susceptible to ooding when rubbish blocks
ramblas, creeks, culverts and drainage

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Rodents, insects and other vermin are attracted to illegal dump sites and may pose
health risks. These sites provide popular
breeding grounds for ies, cockroaches
and mosquitoes. Mosquitoes in particular
can multiply 100 times faster than normal

Well here we are again! Families have

gone back to UK and we are all ready
to settle down to hopefully cooler
Our team has started back after the
summer break and they will be tackling
the palm trees around Los Palacios in
the coming weeks. The garden areas
are looking good, but there is still a lot
of work needed in some areas. We are


in the warm, stagnant water that collects

in dumped rubbish.
Large household items can be taken to the
Ecoparque or left adjacent to your closest
Garden Waste Skip or phone the Mobile
Collection service on 968 333 294 to arrange collection.
Garden Waste Skips:
Sector A: C/Andalucia and C/La Corua
Sector B: Lower Car Park, C/Jara
Sector C: C13 C/Aljibe and C11 C/Aljibe
Sector D: D7 C/Robles and D38 C/Esparraquera

Oil recycling point is on Sector B, Lower Car Park, C/Jara

Hours: 7am-2pm
Monday to Friday and 7am12pm Saturday.
The Ecoparque is
on the RM-332,
Mazarrn-guilas Road, by Las
Pedreras Viejas.
We all have a duty of care over our waste,
even after it has left our home or premises. If you or your business pay someone
to remove your waste a man with a van,
builders, gardeners or other tradespeople
- make sure you know where your waste
will go.

Main Recycling Points:

Sector A: Commercial area
Sector B: Lower Car Park, C/Jara
Sector C: C12 Avda de los Covachos and

hoping to improve most of these areas

in the coming months. If you have any
spare time it would be greatly appreciated
if you could do a couple hours a week to
help this hard working team.
The Garden of Remembrance is in need
of more plants, so if anyone would like
a shrub or tree planted in memory of a
loved family member or friend no longer
here, please contact us. This is a lovely
peaceful area to sit
and remember a
loved one.
noticed that we have
signs now in all our
These are
being amended to
include the Spanish
Our Library is being
Work will be done

C/Aljibe close to Golf Club

Sponsored by Los Palacios, B Clean,

Green Fingers and TopC Turvy Gardening Groups
Fiona Killick and Jackie Drewe

to install more shelving.

We have a
wide selection of books and our Friday
mornings are becoming quite a social
event, catching up with the latest news
and meeting new friends. Pauline and
her girls are there to help you choose
new books with their vast knowledge of
authors. We look forward to seeing you
in the coming weeks.
We have a trip planned for December
1st to La Zenia shopping mall and a stop
at Iceland on way back to stock up for
Christmas. Lorna will be outside the
Library on Fridays with tickets at 12.
We would like to thank everyone for their
support. Without it we could not do all
the work to make Los Palacios an even
nicer place to live.
Find us on Facebook - Los Palacios
Garden and Community Group

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This is not a serious narrative of the events

which took place, but aims to give a vivid
and correct impression of the cheerfulness
which prevailed despite all the sacrifices
and privations the troops were called on

to undergo. We have become so convinced

of the hell that we have forgotten there
could also be laughter. Indeed it was the
laughter, the mockery, the jokes, the legpulls, the puns and catchphrases that
made this hell tolerable.
Over The Top will be performed in the
theatre in Los Canovas on the evenings of
Thursday November 10th, Friday 11th and
Saturday 12th. Curtain up will be at 8pm


Become the Knights of the blind in

the crusade against darkness.
This was the challenge to Lions at their
World Convention in 1925, from blind
Author Helen Keller. The challenge
motivates all Lions even now, to find ways
to help.
* In 1930 An Illinois Lion developed
the white cane aid. October 15th is
World White Cane Day.

5. Construction of over two million

latrines and water wells.
6. Leads the fight against River
Blindness, providing more than
$30 million to support training for
500,000 community health workers
and the distribution of Mectizan to
approximately 150 million people
in 14 African and Latin American

A training facility for Leader Dogs

was founded in 1939 as the second
guide dog school founded in the
United States and has paired over
14,000 dogs with the visually
impaired worldwide, making it one
of the largest organizations of its

In addition, a wide range of programmes

were undertaken annually worldwide to
expand help, ultimately resulting in an
all-inclusive scheme Sight First. Started
in 1990, this multi-faceted programme
began with a call to Lions to raise $250
million. This money was used to start
programmes and quickly helped 30 million
people around the World.
1. More than $255million has been
invested in Eye Care Services,
improving hundreds of eye care
facilities and training thousands of
eye care professionals.
2. The programme has awarded more
than $70 million for nearly 600
Cataract-Related Projects with eight
surgeries. With an average cost of
just $30 to help restore a persons
vision or prevent blindness, millions
more will be given the gift of sight.

7. In collaboration with the World

invested almost $7 million in the
establishment of 34 one-of-a-kind
eye clinics to combat Childhood
has trained nearly 40,000 eye
care professionals in paediatric
ophthalmology and the clinics have
seen a combined total of more than
100 million children.

Tickets, at 5 each, are on sale now or can

be booked by contacting Roger on 968 151
149 or by email at loscanovasplayers@
For further information
please contact Roger at the above.

You can help with any old spectacles

donated to Lions (at our Friday stall
outside Oscars, Camposol B). These
go to a specialist recycling centre
near Elche, then to Lions dispensing
centres in developing countries.
Other sight related activities include 4
Flying Hospitals/Lecture facilities that
travel to developing countries often
manned by specialist ophthalmologists
who are Lions. and Eye Tissue
Banks are perhaps subjects for a future
Facebook Lions mazarron bahia
Mazarrn Lions Club, Camposol
Mazarrn, Murcia

Extension in 2012 for SightFirst 2

programme began with a challenge by
the International President to raise $200
million to complete various programmes,
this was raised in 18 months.
* The major causes of visual
refractive error (near-sightedness,
farsightedness or Astigmatism)
43%, cataract 33%, and glaucoma

statistics show 90% of visually
impaired people live in developing

About 65% of people who are

visually impaired are aged 50 and
older and with an increasing elderly
population in many countries, more
people will be at risk of age-related
visual impairment.

An estimated 19 million children are

visually impaired.

3. Renovation of thousands of Eye

Care Facilities and training of
hundreds of eye care personnel
have been carried out in Brazil,
India and Mexico.
4. Developed a Trachoma Control
Programme in nine African countries
costing $12 million, including
training for hundreds of surgeons,
funding for surgeries and supply of
42 million doses of azithromycin,
donated by partner pharmaceutical

each evening and as usual refreshments

will be available. The theatre will be
signposted from the traffic lights in Los

Lions have raised more than $415 million

to fund the Sight First programme and
save sight around the world.

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As 2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the

Battle of the Somme, Los Cnovas
Players have decided to pay tribute to the
soldiers of the Great War in an evening of
entertainment called Over the Top.


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Tel 968 493 285 Sat Market
There is an antique and collectables market
on Sundays from 10am until about 1pm at
the Plaza de Mercadona.
1st October - Free Dramatized Tour Of
guilas in Spanish from Tourist Office
8th & 22nd October - Free Guided Tour
of The Historic Centre in English
Saturday 24th Sept - 11am from the Tourist
Office. History of Fishing Harbour, Railway
Monument, Icaro Monument, Church of
San Jos, Roman Baths, Archaeological
Museum, Plaza de Espaa and Casino.
Lasts about 2hrs.
Alhama de Murcia
Tel 968 633 512 Tues Market

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8th & 23rd October 2 Guided Visit

to Alhama Castle 11am from
Archaeological Museum Los Baos 1

Tel 968 441 914 - Thurs Market
Guided Tour Of The Historic City Most
weekdays during Oct 3 - 12.30pm from
Tourist Office 45 minutes.
Guided Tour Of The Historic City
including Burguesa every day during
Oct 8 - 12.30pm for the City Tour &
7.30pm for Lorca Burguesa (to include

16th October - Free Theatrical Visit

In Spanish 11am from Archaeological
Museum Los Baos


More information at the CIME, located on

Constitution Avenue 65, Mazarrn.
Tel 968 592 767

8th October Free Visit to the Theatre

La Dago Roja 11.30am from Tourist

Free Guided Tours in Mazarrn area.

Visit the Tourist Office or www. for full details of all
15th October - El Parrillar

22nd October - Free Guided Tour to see

Lorca Monument 11.30am from Tourist

22nd October Mazarrn Mines

29th October The Church Mazarrn

Tel 968 594 426 Sat Market
Mazarrn Town & Sun Market Puerto
de Mazarrn
Mazarrn City Council and the Red Cross
have signed the new Health Transport
Activation Emergency Plans. A social benefit
received 30,000, making an annual total
of 132,000. The service is available 24
hours a day, 365 days a year and employs
seven people in the municipality.

9th October Free Guided Panoramic

Tour in Spanish through the most important
cultural points of Alhama, explaining
history of the Church of St. Lazarus the
Bishop, El Psito, Tercias House, including
the Archaeological Museum Los Baos.
11am from Tourist Office. 1hrs.
16th October Artisan Fayre in the old
town of Alhama. 10am-2pm

Municipal Initiatives Center Employment

Development, are offering a new course
of hospitality with professional certification
titled Basic Restaurant and Bar

Tel 968 423 902 Wed Market
Tours of Bastida in Totana - Saturdays
and Sundays in Oct - 3 (special rate 2)
10am and 12pm. For more information,
contact the Tourist Office.

15th & 16th Oct Visit the Theatre La

Troya De Occidente

Catering Certificate
This will be held from October 4th to
December 5th in the CIME Mazarrn from
9am-2pm. There will be 210 hours of
lessons and 80 hours of practical training.

15th Oct Free Panoramic Tour in the

heart of Sierra Espua to see the Sanctuary
of La Santa, walk through the gardens and
the Virgen Blanca. 10.30am. 1hrs. Wear
comfortable shoes.

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Autumn is on the way now, hopefully with

heavy showers, sunny days and cooler
nights: the perfect weather for weeds to
grow vigorously and yet also perfect for
planting and transplanting. If anyone has
a shrub or plant which has outgrown its
space or is surplus to requirements, our
team will come and move it to a place
where it can grow for all to enjoy, or
it can be left behind the Welcome to C
wall. Wed like to thank all of you for those
plant donations so far received. However,
it seems our green waste skips are again
being used as a general rubbish dumping
ground. It took many hours of volunteers
time to clear the mess. If this (council
provided) facility continues to be abused
we have been told we will lose them and
will all have to travel to the ecoparc.
Please deposit green waste only in

the green waste skips and tidily if


Hi Everyone

and non-members 27.

Our Maintenance Team continue the rota

of weeding, cleaning and the whole sector
has been sprayed with weed killer this
month; part of the programme covering all
streets of C North. Wed like to welcome
back Joint Project Manager Ken and appeal
to any more of you who would like to join
our Wednesday morning volunteers, either
on a regular or occasional basis? You will
always be rewarded with a free breakfast!
Contact us if you can spare a bit of time
and energy, or just turn up at 9am at the
Welcome Wall at the bottom of the dual
carriageway and help improve our area
while making new friends in the process!
This month the volunteers have spent

Tickets are now available for our Christmas

Meal & Dance on 4th December at the Golf
Club, with live music from the wonderful
Cassi Kennedy! Tickets 20 from John on
634 325 427 or your local poligono rep.
Please check chalkboards, Facebook and
website for any more news http://www.

4th day
Depart hotel in the morning for a visit to
Mijas and onto Rio Frio for lunch (included).

This year is going so quickly and hopefully

we are over the worst of the heat. At the
time of writing this we are looking forward
to our Trip to Tarragona and Barcelona
on 27th September. This promises to be a
great trip and am sure will all enjoy it.

All this for 170 per person in a twin/double

bedded room, (single room supplement
applies). Members 170, non-members
185 per person. For tickets and further
information please ring Sue 968 956
155 or Shirley 968 956 070 or go to the
Tuesday Market at The Taberna on MCC or

Future Events In 2017

Liquor 43 With Lunch - 12th January 10 (members only). This has sold out,
but if you wish to go on the reserve list
then please contact us.

Our website is now up and running with

lots of information and photos of previous
events and of course our last trip. If you
wish to make any comments you can do so
on the blog, so please visit us on

La Union Mines With Lunch - 21st

February - Cost TBA
Mystery Trip With Lunch - 17th May Cost TBA
4 Days Benalmadena - April 25th 29th


Our Christmas party will be held at the
Hotel Costa, Mazarrn Town with their
fantastic banquet style meal and drinks
throughout the meal. Dont forget our
Grand Christmas Raffle with some fantastic
prizes. This year we will be providing a
free coach from the Country Club as well
as Camposol (Marianos). Entertainment
will be provided by the fantastic Terry Jay.
Tickets are now available; members 25

1st day
Leave Country Club and Camposol (times
tbc) calling into Frigiliana (voted the
prettiest village in Spain), arriving at our
hotel mid-afternoon.
2nd day
Free day with lots to see in Benalmadena,
Malaga or anywhere else along the coast.
It is very easy on the train.
3rd day
Trip to Nerja and the caves (optional cost).

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Garrucha Market With Lunch

We will be going to Garrucha market with
a Menu del Dia on Friday 18th November.
Tickets now on sale, so purchase your
tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Members 20 and non-members 22.
We will be picking up at MCC on the top
roundabout at 9.55am, flag roundabout
10am and Marianos, Camposol A at

many hours watering (huge thanks to all at

CHM for repairing our standpipe!) and we
have repaired concrete surrounds of ten
raised manhole covers, plus completely
reset one on Upper C. All the effort means
C is looking better each year, because of
the donations you generously give, either
regularly to our scheme or in the buckets;
thank you.


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Every 2nd Thursday at 2pm at the Cultural

Centre, Camposol
Chris Leiper 968 199 441/602 409 742
Over 50 ladies enjoyed tea and cakes and
lots of chatter at our registration meeting
last month. New members are welcome to
join or visit at any meeting.
Our next
a techno

meeting is 13th October when

expert will be answering our
questions. Please bring your
written down for her to respond






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Focus on Training
Training and skills refreshing are important
aspects for the FAST2016 team. New
Responders require the basic training and
the Regular Responders need their skills
refreshed to deliver this valued service
in the best possible way to the people of
Camposol. Having a well-trained team
requires a good Training Team. Our Lead
Trainer is Barry (Baz) Hamilton BEM OStJ
MSC FILM. Baz had a long career in the
army, reaching the rank of Major. He was
a founder instructor of the Team Medics
Course, training troops to administer lifesaving procedures on the battlefield. This
course is now accepted worldwide.

On 26th October we are Lunching in

Bedar, one of the prettiest villages in
Almeria, after a shopping morning in
Mojacar. Price is 10 plus lunch.
At the November meeting on the 10th, a
representative from the charity Making a
Difference MAD will be telling us about
their work. Instead of the usual gifts, we
have been asked to donate warm winter
underwear for all the family - vests, pants,
socks, tights, babygros, mittens, hats and
scarves. All these things are desperately
required for their needy families.

will soon be attending a Train the Trainer

course to enable them to train other
Responders in life-saving procedures.
Training takes place on Tuesday mornings
at the Cultural Centre on Camposol B. It
is not only an opportunity to learn and
refresh their skills, but there is time set
aside for tea and coffee when Responders
and Supporters can chat and catch up with
each other. If you would like to come along
on a Tuesday with a view to joining you
would be made very welcome. FAST2016
are a very friendly bunch.

We have had a few cancellations for our

Benidorm Trip, so if you would like
to come, please contact Gill Dutton at The date is
November 17th, travelling to Benidorm in
the morning and dining at the Benidorm
Palace with Show in the evening, overnight
stay and calling at the Valor Chocolate
Factory on the way home on the 18th. The
cost is 202 for a couple.
Our Sew and Sew group meet each
Monday at 2pm at the Cultural Centre.

Some of our volunteers are sadly leaving

us. We would like to thank the following
FAST members: John Scott a past
Responder and one of the trainers who is
retiring from FAST. We wish them well for
the future.
Paddy and John Snell have also decided
to call it a day after many years in
FAST. Paddy used to write the articles
for the magazines as well as being one
of the mainstays of FAST. John was our
photographer and Matron of the FAST
nurses and was seen at the fayres dressed
as Red Riding Hood!
There were 16 call outs in August
resulting in 13 ambulances being
Arranging the shift roster is a tenuous
task taken on by Barry Wilkins and our
thanks go to him and his wife who is also
a Responder.

We have had 5 new recruits trained as

Responders to the European Resuscitation
Council standard; all responders will
be trained to this standard. At one of
our training sessions Baz introduced a
colleague, Jenny Ritchie, who gave a
talk on confidentiality and how important
this aspect of our work is. The FAST
Responders at the training session thanked
Jenny for her presentation.
With the contacts that Baz has in the
UK and Europe he is able to teach the
Responders the latest techniques required
when presented with life-threatening
Several of the established Responders


The FAST nurses have been out collecting

every Monday throughout the summer. We
would like to thank residents and visitors
to Camposol for their generosity and their
smiles. We can only provide this service
with the donations from the public and the
businesses on Camposol.
On Thursday 8th September the President of
FAST and her husband hosted an evening
with a buffet. It was a very nice evening
with a chance to meet other Responders,
some whom we only see for a few minutes
when handing over the emergency phone,
in a social atmosphere.

Christmas Shopping Day Trip To
Benidorm - 16th November. 15
3 Trips In 1 - Liquor 43 tour, La Zenia
Boulevard and Iceland in San Javier 13th
December. 20
Aguilas Carnival - Feb/March 2017.
Details soon.
FAST2016 Christmas Fayre is at
Marianos, Camposol A on Saturday
October 29th.
More information on our web page
Tel information line 634 309 899

On Saturday 17th there was a fundraising

event outside Tels and Cats Bars in aid of
FAST2016. Wild Cats provided the music
and a great time was had by all. Thanks to
all who supported us.

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Wow, what a long hot summerOnly

three months to Christmas!

7th November our 3 night Trip To

Fuengirola is now sold out.

Since our last update, the Events Group

had a day trip to Benidorm which was
enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately, due
to events beyond our control, we had to
cancel the Jamaican Delights afternoon
which was a big disappointment to all.

24th November Shopping Trip To

Condomina, Murcia. Members 8, nonmembers 9.50.
26th November Race Night in the
Salon at MCC.

Anyway, here are the events for the

remainder of 2016 + 2017
4th October - our very popular Picnic on
the Paseo at MCC with music by Scott

June 2017 We are in the process of

organising a Trip To Segovia from the 4th
June 8th June. More information to follow
here and on the notice boards on MCC.

We had a great night at our Black & White

Ball in September in Puerto de Mazarrn.
Many thanks to the 220 people who helped
us to raise over 1,800 on the night and
the generous businesses and individuals
who donated prizes for the raffle.


Fashion Show
@ Welcome Group
Ladies Evening.
Marianos, Camposo Al.
Tickets 4.
Tel Welcome Group 620
105 179


Shopping Trip to Elche

Commercial Centre.
Bus from Puerto de
Mazarrn, Mazarrn
Country Club &
Camposol. 10 return.
All welcome.


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For more information, contact Tony on

968 956 418, Vivien on 968 956 050
or Angela on 968 956 414 or visit our
website www.countryclubeventsgroup.
Look forward to seeing you all soon.
Bye for now.
Jennie Iredale
Mazarrn Country Club Events Secretary


Table Top Sale

@ Camposol B
Commercial Centre
Christmas Fayre
@ Marianos, Camposol
11am to 2pm

Age Concern are at the Cultural Centre,

Camposol B on Wednesday & Thursday
Tel 634 344 589 (10am-4pm Mon-Fri)
Events 634 336 484 (10am-4pm Mon-Fri)

Menu del Dia

@ La Barraca, Puerto de

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Although Halloween is not yet as

commercial as it is in other parts of the
world it is becoming an increasingly popular
holiday and you will now see children trick
and treating in many villages and towns
dressed as witches, zombies, Dracula etc.
It is a tradition that has been growing
steadily in the past 5-10 years.

Dia de Todos los Santos on 1st November

is a public holiday which is one of the
most important days of the year for many
Spanish people. It is the day in which
families and friends visit the graves of
their loved ones who have passed away,
presenting flowers and usually celebrating
Mass at the graves. It is the busiest time
of the year for florists.

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Common activities during this 3 day

period in Spain are lighting bonfires,
carving pumpkins, visiting cemeteries
and organizing Halloween parties. Just
as Santa Claus is becoming more popular
(alongside the Three Kings) so it is with
the fiesta of Halloween.
In San Agustin school in Fuente Alamo they
have an annual Passage of Terror which
is truly terrifying. The teachers, older
students and some parents dress up and
different classrooms are designated to reenact scenes from various horror movies.
Zombies, werewolves, and witches guide
small groups through the passage of terror
to each classroom. Small children are
advised not to enter and parents often
have to turn back to find a quick exit as it
is very scary!

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After last years very successful event

in aid of the Help the Poor charity, the
Harlequin Rock Choir are hoping to
repeat last years success
when their
generous audience brought along an
enormous quantity of household goods,
clothes and food which was then given to
the poor people of the area.

This evening of entertainment is being held

at Marianos, Camposol A on Thursday 13th
October from 7.30pm. Entry is free. All
that we ask is that you bring along nonperishable food (no household goods this
time thank you) which we can then pass on
to the poor and homeless. Any donations
you may like to make on the evening will
be gratefully received. Proceeds from the
raffle will also go to the charity.
Come along and have a great evening with
the knowledge that you are helping the
local people.

Other October events:

8th October - In aid of Perrera Dog
Charity - Isla Plana - with Harlequin
Rock Choir and Barrington.
for more information.
21st October - Camposol Golf Association
Marianos, Camposol Quiz Night and live performance from
the Harlequin Rock Choir in aid of local
For more information on the Harlequin
Rock Choir email Ida on ihalton@yahoo.

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Where the past 4 weeks have gone I do

not know! We have been so busy with our
rescues and re-homings.


Ponies, donkeys,
dogs and even
a parrot have
come into our
care this past
always saddens
me when we
have to get the
police involved,
because, for it
to be that bad,
the animals are
in a sorry state,
as was the case

of the donkey and two dogs we rescued

towards the end of August.
It was a battle and
these animals were
as we had been
monitoring them for
days, taking them
food and water, as
there was no-one
around and they
clearly were not
being fed, but, hey
presto when we
turn up with the
Police the owners
turn up! To cut a
long story short,
were signed over
to AAR.
are making good
progress and will all
be up for adoption.
In fact Sara and
Paloma are ready
to go, so take a look at our FB page for
more information. They are adorable!

Mr Grey, the donkey

with the enormous
wounds to his hind
quarters, is doing
really well. I know
I say it time and
time again, but the
guys at Hospital
Vicente CPVR are
amazing, as are all
our Veterinary care
team. They all do a
fantastic job for us.
Sadly this all comes

at a cost and fund raising, after the care

of our animals, of course is top of the list,
so, should you wish to sponsor one of our
equines or make a donation to the charity
it is very easy to do so through Paypal
Remember Momma Ruby and the epic
rescue of her 3 puppies? They are also
doing so well and the pups are delicious
(hence their names!) Toffee, Oreo and
Twirl! Two of them now have homes
leaving only Oreo. Who is going to be the
lucky family?
Talking of lucky families, our boy Campo
has found his perfect family with Emma,
Shane and Harry. Thank you for giving
this young boy a great future.
We sadly had to say good bye to a very
good friend and supporter of ours in
August. Andy transported many of our
dogs back and forth to the UK and passed
away very suddenly. You will be missed
my friend.
As usual I will be on Camposol B Car Park
every Monday from 11.30am-130pm. We
will gratefully receive unwanted clothes,
bric-a-brac, books and household items
and I will be happy to bring you up-todate with any of our rescues. Alternatively
you can drop donations of at either of our
shops in Roldan or Mazarrn Town from
Andrea x

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Every market stall or supermarket has

plenty of peaches or similar fruit at this time
of year. Apparently its been a good year
for them so of course, what better excuse
to do some recipes involving peaches? I
usually try to stick to simple, easy recipes
and I couldnt resist giving you my recipe
for Peach and Jalapeo Jam. Dont be put
off by the word Jam as it is very easy to
do and the combination is great. I tried a
friends recipe several years ago and now
its a firm favourite in our house, lasting up
to 3 months in the fridge. I even substitute
the sugar for artificial sweetener so my
husband (who is diabetic) can have some!
It is great on chicken or just on a sweet
biscuit. I am also asked about the terms
cup as a measuring tool? As long as you
use the same cup size throughout the
recipe, it will save getting the scales out.
Buen Apetito
Peach and Jalapeo Jam
3lb ripe yellow peaches
1 cup sugar
1 small Jalapeo chili
5 strip lemon peel
cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp salt

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In large colander, toss peaches and sugar

until well mixed. Set over large bowl
and let stand for 30 minutes. Reserve
accumulated juices for anything youd like,
for example, tea, dessert, or cocktails. In
large saucepan, bring peaches, Jalapeo,
lemon peel and juice and salt to a boil.
Adjust heat to simmer and cook for 30
minutes. With potato masher, lightly mash
fruit. Discard lemon peel. Ladle mixture
into sterilized canning jars and jar properly
or refrigerate for up to 3 months.


Peach Ice cream

2 cups sugar
1 cup whole milk
4 egg yolks
Pinch of salt
2 cups fresh peaches
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, whisk together
sugar, milk, egg yolks and salt. Place pan
over medium-high heat and whisk until
mixture reaches a simmer. Lower heat to
medium and whisk mixture for 5 minutes
or until it begins to thicken. Strain mixture
into a large bowl, then whisk in peaches,
milk, cream, and vanilla. Cover with plastic
wrap and refrigerate until chilled (about 2
hours). Pour mixture into ice-cream maker
and process according to manufacturers
Peach Cocktail
3 cups sliced peaches
2 cups raspberries
750 ml Pinot Grigio wine
1 cup simple syrup*
1 cup peach schnapps
Bottle champagne
Add fruit to a large pitcher, pour the wine,
simple syrup and peach schnapps into the
pitcher and stir. Allow to sit for at least
1 hour or overnight in the fridge. Pour
equal amounts of the wine mixture and
champagne into a glass when ready to
*Equal parts water and sugar heated in a
saucepan until sugar has dissolved, then
mixture is cooled.
Peach, Pineapple and Chicken Skewers
1 cup peach syrup

1 cup pineapple syrup

3 tbsp coconut oil plus more for grill grate
(olive oil can be substituted)
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp mustard
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1 habanero, minced, seeded and deveined
4 peaches, cut into chunks
1 whole pineapple, cut into cubes (I cut
half in cubes and half in rings)
2 lbs chicken, cut into cubes or strips (I
used chicken tenderloin strips and thighs)
In a medium saucepan over low heat, add
first 9 ingredients and bring to boil. Allow
to simmer on low for about 10 minutes.
Remove and set aside. Skewer chicken
alternating with pineapple and peaches.
Preheat your grill. Brush with oil. Place
skewers directly on grill grate and cook
over medium flame for 6-8 minutes. Turn
over and continue cooking another 6-8
minutes. Reserve half of the glaze and
slather the chicken and fruit in glazed and
continue cooking another 2-4 minutes
until done. Serve remaining glaze with the
chicken skewers.

Peach Pizza
1 (16 oz) pizza base
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 oz prosciutto
4 oz ricotta cheese (1/2 cup)
5 oz fresh mozzarella, diced into small
1 medium fresh peaches
1 cup balsamic vinegar
cup honey
Flour, for dusting
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
Place pizza stone in oven and preheat
oven to 450. Let pizza stone preheat with
oven and rest 30 minutes (assemble pizza
during last 10 minutes or so).
Meanwhile, pour balsamic vinegar and
honey into a large and deep pan on
medium heat. Allow mixture to cook and
simmer, until reduced to slightly under a
cup, about 15 minutes. Stir mixture
occasionally during first 5 minutes, then
stir constantly during last 10 minutes. In
a small bowl, stir together olive oil and
garlic. Brush mixture evenly over top of
pizza base, working to evenly distribute
garlic. Season crust lightly with salt and
pepper. Layer prosciutto over crust in an
even layer. Dollop small portions of the
ricotta over pizza, then sprinkles with
mozzarella cubes. Cut peaches in half and
de-stone. Layer peaches evenly over pizza.
Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly
golden. Remove from oven, sprinkle with
fresh basil, and drizzle with honey. Cut into
slices and serve warm.

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The Peach (melocoton) grows on

a deciduous tree native to the region
of Northwest China between the Tarim
Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun
Shan mountains from where they spread to
rest of the world via ancient silk routes. It
belongs to the genus Prunus which includes
the cherry, apricot, almond and plum in
the rose family.
In general, each Peach tree bears
numerous, almost uniform sized fruits
between May and September. Its fruit is
about the size of a small apple, measuring
about 7-10cm in diameter and weighing
about 130-160gm. The Peach has a fuzzy
outer surface with longitudinal depressions
extending from its stem end to the tip.

typically are very sweet with little acidity,

while yellow-fleshed peaches typically have
an acidic tang coupled with sweetness.
Peach and nectarines are the same
species, even though they are regarded
commercially as different fruits. Flat
or donut Peaches are flattened, disc like
stone-free fruits drawn inward like a disc
at its centre. They have similar flavour and
taste to a Peach.
Peaches grow in a fairly limited
range in dry, continental or temperate
climates, since the trees have a chilling
requirement that tropical or subtropical
areas generally cannot satisfy. Once the
chilling period is fulfilled, the plant enters
a second type of dormancy, the quiescence
period when buds break and grow during
warm weather.
The first pest to attack the Peach tree
early in the year, when other food is scarce,
is the earwig which feeds on blossoms and
young leaves at night, preventing fruiting
and weakening newly planted trees. Peach
blossom is a good pollen source for honey
bees and a honeydew source for aphids.

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into clingstones and freestones, depending
on whether the flesh sticks to the stone or
not. Both varieties can have either white
or yellow flesh. Peaches with white flesh

The World Space Week Association

(WSWA) began in 1980 as the promoter
of Space Week each July to celebrate the
first Moon landing. The first celebration
in Houston that year was led by Ernie
Hillje, Troy Welch, David Koch and Dennis
Stone. In 1981 they formed Space Week
National Headquarters to organize
a nationwide celebration in the United
States. By 1999 Space Week had spread
to over 15 nations, when the UN General
Assembly declared World Space Week to


Peach trees are prone to a disease

called leaf curl, which usually does not
directly affect the fruit, but does reduce the
crop yield by partially defoliating the tree.
Several fungicides can be used to combat
the disease. The fruit is also susceptible
to brown rot or a dark reddish spot.

be held every year from 4th to 10th October.

The new World Space Week Association
took responsibility to organize this event
on behalf of the United Nations from then
onwards. The first UN-declared celebration
of World Space Week took place in 2000.
The mission of World Space Week
Association (WSWA) is to strengthen
the link between space and society
through public education, participation and
dialogue on the future of space activity
using World Space Week as a focus. It
is led by a dedicated team of international
officers and volunteers, who facilitate
and coordinate a large global network of
volunteers. The Association also holds a
Permanent Observer position in the United
Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of
Outer Space, where the results of World
Space Week are reported back every
year. The long-term goal of WSWA is to
sufficiently institutionalize UN-declared
World Space Week so that it continues
to grow throughout the world by itself.

Peaches and nectarines are best stored

at temperatures of 0C (32F) and high
humidity. They are highly perishable and
should be consumed or canned within two
weeks of harvest. Peaches continue to
ripen after being picked from the tree.
Peaches are low in calories (100gm
provide just 39 calories) and contain no
saturated fats and they are packed with
numerous health promoting compounds,
minerals and vitamins.
Fresh Peaches are a moderate source of
antioxidant, Vitamin-C,
Vitamin-A and -carotene. Vitamin A is
essential for night vision. It is also essential
for maintaining healthy mucus membranes
and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich
in vitamin A is known to offer protection
from lung and oral cavity cancers.
Peaches are also rich in many vital
minerals such as potassium, fluoride
and iron. Iron is required for red blood
cell formation. Fluoride is a component
of bones and teeth and is essential for
prevention of dental caries. Potassium is
an important component of cell and body
fluids that help regulate heart rate and
blood pressure.

Future is an inward looking theme, which
celebrates Earth Observation from Space
for the betterment of the human race. It
highlights a host of classic Earth Observation
missions such as the US Landsat mission,
the work of intergovernmental groups such
as GEOSS Group on Earth Observations
and emphasizes applications such as
environment and agriculture monitoring,
land-use mapping and new uses such as
location based services. Last years theme,
Discovery celebrated the exciting
discoveries in space, teaching about our
origins and our future and resulted in 1900
events in 73 countries.
Educational Programme
This programme increases educational
benefits of World Space Week by
providing teachers with classroom activities
that use space to excite students about
learning. It inspires students globally by
flying representative students in simulated
zero gravity airplane flights.

2016 World Space Week Theme

is Remote Sensing: Enabling Our

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Other benefits are:1. Improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles
2. Improves acne scars
3. Shrinks large open pores
And much more!

Benefits of Diamond Microdermabrasion

Firstly what is Diamond Microdermabrasion?
It is a non-invasive form of deep skin exfoliation, used to remove the top layer
of sun-damaged skin cells, causing the
removed dead skin cells to be rapidly replaced by healthy new ones, leaving you
with a healthier looking complexion.
Diamond Microdermabrasion provides
several important benefits for the skin.
The treatment smoothes away dull and
rough skin texture and softens the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.
It also improves the skin tone by fading
the appearance of brown spots.

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Getting It Right
There has been a lot of talk in the Spanish
press recently about the regulation of
the tourism industry here in Murcia,
with several articles in La Verdad over
the summer suggesting a crackdown on
rental activities in the province. There was
much talk of fines for agencies and others
involved in the sector. However, these
fines are mainly for non-declarations of
income generated by their short term
rental activities.
With 9 of the 16 Autonomous Communities
already regulating the holiday rental
industry by registering Holiday Lets, it
was only a matter of time before the other
provinces fell into line, Murcia included
and the renting of holiday homes has now
become a more organised and regulated


Diamond Microdermabrasion combines

the power of a vacuum suction with exfoliation. The vacuum clears out the clogged
pores, releasing trapped dirt and oil, while
the exfoliation removes the dead skin
cells. This leaves your skin clear, healthy
and glowing, allowing your body to build
collagen and help you recover your youthful appearance.

The Summer is now coming to an end.

Why not consider booking yourself in for
a Diamond Microdermabrasion and get
yourself healthy glowing fresh skin ready
for the Winter months.
Octobers offer at The Salon is Diamond Microdermabrasion including
mini luxury facial - 1hr only 20

as a fire blanket, first aid kit or smoke

alarm?? Neither would I.

process as a result.
I see this as a positive move, which will
raise standards and improve the quality of
the rental accommodation on offer, with
the need to meet minimum standards
in each holiday home. Doubtless the
benefits to the tax office will also be a
major motivator for Spain, with hundreds
of millions of euros of additional income
derived from the tax declarations of
property owners who may not, until now,
have felt inclined to include rental income
on their tax returns!!
Think about it for a moment - would
you want to rent a holiday home for
your family which did not have to meet
minimum standards of safety, possibly
with no insurance and without basics such

Private rental homes fall into the category

of Viviendas Vacacionales and as such
will have to meet a set of rules as outlined
by the Council for Tourism in the Region,
including registering with the Tourist
Board and meeting the standards for
holiday homes as set out for this region.
These standards include:
Having the correct insurance in place.
Meeting minimum standards for Health &
Declaring your rental income.
In the majority of cases, having an Energy
Performance Certificate displayed on any
At OwnersAway we are working hard
with all our property owners to make
sure that both new and existing owners
are registered and comply with the rules.
Although a few folk felt that life has now
become too complicated to carry on
renting, the majority of our
clients want to enter the 2017 season
making sure that they are already doing
everything required by the Tourist Board.
Will there be a rise in prices? Possibly, as
many owners will want to offset some of
the small extra expense that they face,
but again, with historically low rental
rates across this region, pushing up prices
slightly may be a positive move for the
rental sector here in the long term.
Ill keep you updated with our progress!
Contact Liz on + 34 691 977 107

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Now a man crippled from birth was being

carried to the temple gate called beautiful,
where he was put every day to beg from
those going into the temple courts. (Acts

will never drive away. (John 6:37).

For years, this man had been brought daily

to the gate of the temple, but thats as far
as he ever got. I wonder why?

Sometimes our attitudes keep us stuck at

the gate!
This man could have said, I was born this
way and theres nothing I can do about
it. Why did God let this happen to me
He could have blamed his parents for
letting him down or the Church for failing

What keeps us stuck at the gate?

Sometimes religion does!
In his case, religion said someone with his
problem wasnt welcome inside.
Do you feel like that?
Because of something youve been through
or something youre struggling with, you
feel unworthy and unwanted in the church?
Dont give up on religion until you try

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He said, All that the Father gives me will

come to me and whoever comes to me I

After our most

season ever,
the boys at
Son are back
summer break
really like to
thank all our
customers for
and support.
chimney free
of potentially
dangerous toxic fumes that could be
harmful to your health?
Is your chimney free of birds and wasps
nests which can cause smoke to come
back into the room and even catch fire?
Is your chimney safe, clean and ready for
this winter?


Hell never reject you! Hell love you,

lift you and help you to walk right, if
youll only give Him a chance.

Nothing in your life will change until

you accept responsibility for yourself.
Weve all been hurt at some time, but if
youre still telling the story twenty years
later, youre not a victim by circumstance;
youre a victim by choice. Dont blame
others for failing to do for you what only

Sooty & Son are professional chimney

sweeps from a family business with over
60 years experience in both Spain and the
UK. They clean all types of wood burners,
pellet stoves, shell burners, Aga ovens, oilfired central heating, open fires, domestic
and commercial.
You can rest assured that your chimney
will be cleaned expertly, thoroughly and
professionally from top to bottom; not
just the first metre or so; not with a brick
dangled on a rope to tap the sides, but
top-to-bottom, thoroughly cleaned.
Sooty & Son use proven and approved
traditional methods and have brushes
and rods of all sizes to cater for every fire
and flue.
The cleaning process takes about an hour
depending on how bad it is. You will be
given advice and information and the
chimney will be tested after cleaning. We
treat your home with respect and leave it
clean and soot-free.

God can do. Hes the only one whos

qualified to handle your situation and He
will if you invite Him in it.
The one who lifted the lame man and
helped him to walk that day wants to do
the same for you. Will you let Him?
Why not come and join us on Sunday
mornings at 10.30am and invite Him into
your life. Amen.
October Sunday Services @ 1030 Calle
Sobrija 2248, Sector D, Camposol
2nd Songs of Praise (Harvest Festival)
9th Holy Communion
16th Morning Prayer
23rd Holy Communion
30th Family Service
Anyone wishing to contact the church
please call us on:
English Branch 665 302 019
German Branch 968 978 961

W o r t h
have a fire in
your chimney,
insurance will
be invalid if
the chimney
has not been
c l e a n e d
Do not put
your home
health at risk. Have your chimney
cleaned professionally.
Call Sooty & Son on 660 478 881 for an
appointment or email hfh1417@yahoo.

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Hello, Shirley here

Summer is nearly over and everything
is returning to normal, available parking
spaces, no queues in the shops and the
Welcome Dances are starting again.
At the September Meeting 2 new trips
were announced:
17th-20th February- Trip to Granada
staying at the Monjas Del Carmen Hotel in
the heart of the city. Explore the Jewish
quarter, La Alhambra Palace or hop on the
tourist bus. On the way back stopping at
the cave town of Guadix, visit the museum
and some of the houses. Coach is picking
up at the usual place. 4 days/3 nights half
board 215 pp
16th-20th March Trip to Benidorm for
St Patricks Day when the town becomes
a sea of green, staying at Ambassador
Playa 1 Hotel near to the Sunday market.
Stopping at Valor Chocolate factory on the
way back. 5 days/4 nights half board 215
Please contact Steve( The Snip) on 697
960 590/ welcomegroupspain@yahoo.
com for both the above trips.

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Also at the
cheque was
to MABS for
443 for car
and 140 for
their helpline
Book Swap
- Tuesday 4th
and 18th October 10am @ old ICA building
on Camposol B.


Petanque - Wednesday 5th October 2pm

@ Marianos, Camposol A 1.
For further details contact Les on 968 131
Ladies Evening - Wednesday October 5th
@ Marianos. Fashion Show by our usual
3 charities, Stalls, Bingo, Free Raffle and
finish the night dancing to Woody. Tickets
Welcome Dance - Wednesday October
19th with a the return of Vice Verse Her. A
great night of a varety of music to dance
the night away. Tickets 8

31st December New Years Eve Dance

with Rob Sweeney, Christine and Terry
Includes buffet and champagne at
midnight. Tickets 20. This is always an
excellent night, so bring the New Year in
with your friends. Only a few tickets left
for this evening. Coach is available for 7
2017 Events:
11th January - Games Night 3
25th January January Dance Artistes tba.
Tickets 8. Chicken and chips 5.

Welcome Meeting Thursday 5th

November when tickets will be on sale for:
Tickets for previously advertised events:
9th November- Benidorm For Shopping
and Rich Bitch Show. Tickets (coach
included) 15.
16th November Welcome Dance with
Starbeats. Tickets 8. Chicken and Chips
24th-28th November we are off to Madrid.
Just one room left. Black Friday shopping
with a visit to El Escorial Palace, Valley of
the Fallen. Also off to the races to win
some money. Staying on the Gran Via, B
& B 350.
7th December Christmas Party Night
with Timewarp and everyones favourite,
Ricky Lavazza. Tickets 12. Chicken and
Chips 5. We only have a few tickets left
for this event.
Benidorm staying at the Helios Hotel with
full board with Gala Christmas lunch. 260

We have just returned from our Trip to

Valencia and Barcelona; two beautiful
cities with lots to see. The weather was
very kind to us; not too hot. Barcelona was
bustling with people, but this did not stop
everyone getting about and seeing all the
attractions. We stayed in an excellent hotel
in Barcelona, right in the centre with an
excellent restaurant and tourist bus around
the corner and also La Rambla. A day trip
out to Montserrat was the highlight of the
trip. The scenery was out of this world;
well worth the visit.

Unless otherwise stated all events take

place at Marianos, Camposol A.
For more information contact Rosemary on
620 105 179
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The Fatal Palm Weevil Disaster

Palm Weevils have become a major
garden menace. Over the past ten years
the Palm Weevil or beetle has destroyed
thousands of palm trees in Spain and other
Mediterranean countries. In this article we
discuss the phenomenon.
Other Names For The Palm Weevil
The Spanish name is picuda roja and
there are a variety of English names such
as Palm weevil, Red palm weevil, Red
palm beetle, Palm worm (the larvae) and
Giant palm weevil. There are many others
in different languages around the world.
Origins Of The Palm Weevil
Apparently the main origin was Indonesia
and Polynesian Islands where their natural
predators help to keep the weevil under
control. Movement across the world has
been by weevils hiding in exported goods
and larvae in already infected palms.

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How Fast Has The Weevil Attacked

The World?
The major invasion of the Palm Weevil
in Spain started in 1994, apparently in
diseased palms imported from Egypt.
Other invasions include Saudi Arabia
1985, Portugal 1996, France 2004, Canary
Islands 2005, Balearics 2006, Malta 2006,
Italy 2006, Greece 2006 and California
2010. Imported trees from Asia have
apparently accelerated the problem in a
number of these countries.
The Life Cycle Of The Palm Weevil
One weevil can lay around 200 eggs every
ten weeks and these produce larvae which
become mature weevils after seven to ten
weeks. Thats a lot of new weevils in a
year! The grub-like larvae eat the inside
of a palm tree for around a month before
exiting from the trunk through a small
tunnel to form a cocoon at the base of
the tree before transforming into an adult
beetle. At first it crawls, but once dried out
in the sun, as a butterfly does, it is said to
fly up to five kilometres!
How To Detect Palm Weevils & Beetle
In Your Palm Trees
There are several ways to detect the Palm
Weevil and its larvae. Look for crawling
weevils around the base of a palm. You can


see them in the leaves if you stand on a

ladder. You can actually hear the crunching
noise of the eating grubs through the bark
of the tree. Look for chewed wood and a
viscous smelly liquid coming out of holes.
There is a fermenting smell in the area of
a palm tree and of course dying fronds on
top of the trunk.
Controlling & Curing the Palm Weevil
Naturally this depends on how early in the
life cycle you notice the problem. If you
sprayed or injected insecticides into the
trunk as soon as a weevil laid eggs or the
eggs have just hatched out as small grubs,
you have a chance of curing the problem,
but if you can hear grubs through the trunk
it depends how much of the soft core of
the trunk has been eaten. Two or three
hundred grubs each eating and chewing a
tunnel up to a metre long will soon take a
palm tree beyond the point of no return as
the palm will not be able to draw up and
transport moisture and nutrients from the
roots to the crown of the palm.
This situation can be reached before there
are any signs of dying fronds at the top
of the palm. For instance, two palms
have fallen over in a neighbours garden
in the past month. The centre was well
hollowed out and full of growing grubs, but
luckily they needed a couple of weeks to
be large enough to become chrysalises.
There is a palm in the garden of another
neighbouring unoccupied house with 50%
of the fronds dead and others on the way.
Although taller, the palm is still standing.
Naturally such a situation can only lead to
a further spread of the pest.
What Insecticides Can Be Used To
Control Palm Weevil And When To
The general message is that preventive
spraying or injections is best done eight
times a year, especially in the spring and
autumn. Once a palm is affected, killing the
larvae is important to stop adult weevils
developing and spreading the disaster. The
latest communication from our Town Hall
is that Chlorpiritos 48%, Imidacloprid 20%
and Tiametoxan are approved for village
parks and gardens and domestic gardens.
These are either sprayed over the crown
and trunk or injected into the trunk. Jeyes
Fluid and Neem Oil are also being used.

Apparently Malta and Cyprus have obtained

EU grants under a plant health programme
to help eradicate Palm Weevils, but we
have so far not been able to identify what
method of control is being used there.
What Should Be Done With Dead
When the tree is cut or falls down, cut
it into lengths and immediately drown
visible grubs. Next, treat all cut ends
and top and bottom of the tree with one
of the previously mentioned insecticidal
products. Wrap up each length in plastic
and bag up the fronds from the crown of
the palm and contact the local authorities
to arrange for the palms to be transported
away for incineration.
Note; dragging the fronds around or tying
them in bunches and leaving at the gate to
await a weekly garden rubbish collection
could lead to the distribution of eggs and
small grubs.
What Types Of Palms Are Affected By
In the main it is the Canary Island Palm
(phoenix canariensis) and the Coco Palm
(phoenix dactylifera), but there are
cases of Washingtonias and others also
being affected. It has been suggested
that if weevils run out of their favourite
palms to eat, they will move onto other
palms to survive. To date, Dwarf Native
Palms (chamaerops humilis) have not
been reported as being affected. Recently
planted and badly pruned palms are at
most risk.
You now need a license to buy appropriate
treatments, so if any of your palms are
suffering with this disease or you want to
act now to prevent attacks, contact us at
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Aloe Vera
This wonderful
wild in Spain
and it has so
Aloe Vera can
also be grown
as a simple

affect and rapidly removes traces of light


stimulates hair growth and strengthens its


Small bruises can be removed using the
Aloe Vera plant. Cover the bruise with
an Aloe Vera leaf (gel pulp). Bruising
and swelling will heal much faster after

Insect bites
Break an arrow-shaped tip of an Aloe Vera
leaf and apply the juice to the bitten area.
It will soothe itching and will also help to
heal the bite faster.
Bloating and Pain
Tea with half a teaspoon of Aloe Vera
juice will relieve abdominal pain and will
get rid of bloating.

c o n t a i n s
two hundred
a c t i v e
substances, each of them having specific
properties and various benefits. It contains
vitamins A, E, C and B.

Dandruff and Itching

Prepare a solution of 2 tablespoons of
Aloe Vera juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, a
few drops of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon
of castor oil. Heat it, stirring well. Rub
the solution on the hair roots. After 3040 minutes, rinse with warm water and
Aloe Vera helps to quickly restore parts of
the skin affected by sunburn. Rub the gel
part of the leaf carefully on the affected
area. It also provides a cooling effect.
Delicate Feet Skin
Foot massage cream with Aloe Vera
juice added will make the skin smooth. If
you have dry skin on your feet apply this
regularly at night.
Wipe face with Aloe Vera and acne
symptoms will be reduced.
Light Burns
Aloe Vera helps reduce pain with a cooling

If you have an Aloe Vera plant at home,

you may have a real medical kit on hand.
If herpes occur, you cant find a better
remedy than the Aloe Vera cooling pulp.
Tear off a piece of Aloe Vera leaf and put
it in the freezer for an hour. Shred the peel
and apply it as compress on the affected
area for at least 15 minutes.
Aloe Vera has a calming
psoriasis. Apply the
pulp on the affected



Oral health
Rinse your mouth
with a solution of
Aloe Vera juice and
If you want to reduce
wrinkles, mix Aloe
Vera juice with any
vegetable oil. Apply
the solution on the

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Below is a list of the most common uses

of this miracle plant for health and beauty.
Use large bottom leaves of an Aloe Vera
plant which are at least 3 years old. Cut
off the hard outside of the leaf and the gel
part is exposed. This is the part of the leaf
which is used in so many ways.

Refreshed skin
All face masks that include Aloe Vera
have a moisturizing effect. The skin looks
refreshed and radiant. You dont need
expensive creams and lotions, just the
proper ingredient - Aloe Vera.

Healthy and Strong

Massaging your scalp
with Aloe Vera gel

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What an absolutely fabulous Book Club

meeting on 1st September.
One book for discussion was Winter in
Madrid by C S Samson and virtually
everyone agreed on how fantastic a novel
it was. It has even appeared in many
of our members top 10 lists of favourite
Thats really something when
we consider that none of us are Spring
chickens!! Its a must read, especially
if you live and have an interest in Spain
and its history. The novel is set in 1940s
veering between, Madrid, England and
Cuenca with 4 very different characters
and 4 different outlooks and ways of
dealing with what is actually taking place
within their environment. It is an exciting
thriller with a pre-ending which keeps you
on the edge of your seat and then a little
twist at the end!!
The second novel was Ms Smillias Feeling
for Snow by Peter Hoeg. This had an
almost unanimous feeling of confusion
for the group. The setting was Norway,
Denmark and Greenland, although at the
beginning it seemed a straight forward
murder mystery. As the story unfolded
it seemed to tie us up in knots and our
protagonist left a few of us as cold as the
snow in the novel. However it was fabulous
to be able to discuss what we did/did not
enjoy and the elements which had us
confused. It was probably a cultural aspect
as many of us have no real understanding
of the history of this area or the indigenous

Octobers book is The Sunrise by Victoria

Hislop, set in 1970s Cyprus. Please feel
free to come along even if you havent
read the novel; we would love to see you!


Our next meeting is Thursday 6th October.

We meet on the first Thursday of each
month at the Cultural Centre Camposol B
from 2pm-4pm.

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There was a very lively exchange and 2hrs

positively flew by; in fact we were still
discussing as we walked to our respective

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Although the modern Kingdom of Murcia

was established at the time of the Christian
Reconquest in the mid-13th Century, the early
years were by no means straightforward.
The City of Murcia had finally established its
precedence over Cartagena in the second half
of the 12th Century, but there were conflicts
between Castile and Aragon, while the period
saw in-migration from the north to replace
the Moors who had left by Christian settlers.
Dislocation was inevitable. Equally inevitably,
there were internal conflicts between those
who sought to wield power in the city, while,
in the first half of the 14th Century, the Moors
of Granada expanded their frontiers to near
Moratalla, Lorca and Caravaca causing great
uncertainty in Murcia itself. The Plague was
now also a threat with the first great outbreak
documented in 1348-49, while in that of
1395-96, the City of Murcia alone is said
to have lost over 6,000 inhabitants. In this
sense, the 14th Century was not a great one
for the Kingdom and City of Murcia, with a
vicious cycle of depopulation, insecurity and
reduced agricultural production.

In some senses, the 15th Century was not

too much different. Although Alfonso Ynez
Fajardo II dedicated the twenty years of his
governorship in the early years of the century
to establishing a solid network of family
alliances, this did not prevent a fratricidal war
in mid-century after his death. The Moors
also recovered some territory in mid-Century
with Cieza sacked in both 1448 and 1477. As
a result, population in 1475 (say, 10,000) was
probably about the same as 100 years before,
although this would hide some recovery
from the plagues at the end of the previous
century. The second half of the 15th Century
also had its fair share of natural disasters.
There were plagues in 1450 and 1468 (though
1412 had also been a notable year in this
regard). There were the usual periodic floods
by the Ro Segura and nine harvests were lost
between 1452 and 1479. However, unlike in
the previous century, at least the 15th Century
saw appreciable economic development
despite these difficulties.
Indeed, the
Genoese were now to be found represented
in Murcia, perhaps attracted most of all by
the regeneration of the silk industry, which
had begun during the later years of the 14th
Century. One expression of all of this was
probably in the spate of chapel building in the
Cathedral in the first half of the century.
The next century was perhaps most marked
by the population growth.
From maybe
10,000 people at the end of the 15th Century,
the City of Murcia reached about 16,000 in


1591. There was a corresponding increase

in the Kingdom as a whole, fuelled both by
a high birth rate as well as in-migration; not
that this progress was at all smooth. There
were, for example, plagues in 1507 and 1524,
and bad harvests between 1504 and 1509. A
major famine in 1576-77 also occurred after
cereal production had begun to stagnate in
the preceding years. Feuds between the
principal families still arose and there were
uprisings known as the Rebellion Comunera
in 1520-21 in the towns including Murcia,
fuelled also by repression and social and
economic constraints.
The economy
f o r wa r d ,
by a wider
d e m a n d
no longer a
the Moorish
K i n g d o m
finally fallen
to the Catholic Monarchs, King Ferdinand
and Queen Isabella in 1492. From the end
of the 15th Century, the Murcian huerta began
to be planted with mulberries to the extent
that they covered 60% of the area in the
mid-years. Although the lack of local skills
meant that the growth of the silk industry at
this time was quite slow, there was at least
outside capital from Genoa and Castile to help
in its development. The area of cultivated
and irrigated land also increased, partly in
response to measures taken after the 157677 famine. Many construction projects began
in the City of Murcia including the Cathedral
tower of the period. There was also a great
increase in the number of monasteries and
convents in the city.

Unfortunately, the subsequent 17th Century

was not a particularly good one for Murcia.
It began with the King, Felipe III, ordering the
final expulsion of the Moriscos (Moors who had
remained in Spain after the Reconquest, but
had not converted to Christianity). There had
been a revolt by the Moriscos in the south of
Spain in 1568 which had awakened old fears
and after which much forced resettlement
had taken place. In Murcia, the situation

had been very different with the Moriscos

relatively well integrated into society.
However, all were covered by the order.
There was some opposition in Murcia from
its political leaders to the expulsion because
of the potential effects on their economic
interests, but on 19th October 1613, the King
issued a final decree, giving the Moriscos 10
days to sell their goods before deportation.
8,000 Murcian Moriscos subsequently left
via Cartagena, though a good number of
Mudejares (Moors who had converted to
Christianity) managed to stay.
It would have been bad enough if that it been
all, but it was not; far from it. 1648 saw a
major epidemic of plague which arrived from
Valencia despite the Murcians best efforts to
isolate the City of Murcia from it. It also
came after a decade of bad harvests and
30% of the Kingdoms population were said
to have perished in it. Subsequent years
were not much better and, indeed in 1651,
there was the famous flood of San Calixto
which inundated virtually the whole of the
City of Murcia and caused a massive loss
of life and property, including the mulberry
trees in the huerta. Locusts were a constant
pest throughout the century and one source
notes a marked increase in banditry as well!
It is perhaps surprising that the Kingdom
of Murcia as a whole probably had about
the same population (slightly over 100,000)
at the end of the century as it had at the

Despite these problems and difficulties, the

first half of the 17th Century can boast of
the activities of a famous Murcian native;
one Diego Saavedra Fajardo. He was born
in Algezares, near the City of Murcia on
6th May 1584 and had an illustrious life as
a diplomat and author. Between 1612 and
1617, he was Secretary to Cardinal Gaspar
de Borja, the Spanish Ambassador in Rome.
He subsequently gained the confidence of
King Felipe IV and, by 1633, was in Bavaria
as Spanish Ambassador to the Duke of
Bavaria, Maximilian I. He spent much time
in Germany thereafter pursuing peace during
the horrors of the Thirty Years War until he
returned to Madrid in 1645, dying there in
1648. In 1884 his remains were repatriated
to Murcia Cathedral.
Taken from Exploring Murcia Murcia
City, by Clive and Rosie Palmer.
and Rosie have written several guide books
on towns and regions in Murcia which are
available, from, or contact

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Beacon of Light
We d n e s d ay
with weekly
mediums who
usually finish at approximately
8.30pm. As
always the evenings end with a friendly
chat and a cup of tea and biscuits.

All our meetings are funded by donations

given during the evening. Our early healing
sessions start at 6pm.

Wednesday October 26th - Belinda

Wednesday November 2nd - Carol Everett

The Beacon of Light Guest Mediums:

Wednesday October 5th - Oscar Villegas
Thursday October 6th - Evening of
Clairvoyance with Oscar Villegas at
Marianos Camposol A. 8pm. Doors close
7.45 Tickets 5 payable at the door or by
reservation on 620 877 326
Wednesday October 12th - Annette
Wednesday October 19th - Jimmy
McArthur - Bring a flower

For further information please phone 620

877 326
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Desert Rose - Adenium Obesum or Adenio

fall below 10C. They may lose leaves in

winter but in spring they reoccur.

The genus Adenium is composed of 15

species of shrubs in the family Apocynaceae
originating in tropical areas of eastern
and southern Africa and Arabia. The main
species of the Desert Rose are: Adenium
obesum, Adenium arabicum, Adenium
speciosum, somalense Adenium, Adenium

The Desert Rose needs full sun exposure

outdoors and several hours of direct
sunlight indoors. Keep in mind that it will
not tolerate low temperatures.
The soil must be well drained and rich in
organic matter. The plant needs very little
watering, possibly every 15 days in spring,
summer and autumn gradually reducing
to almost no water in winter (period of
rest). Just treat the plant a few times in
summer with a special fertilizer for cacti
and succulents.

It is commonly known by the names of

Desert Rose, Adenio, Sabi or Kudu Star.

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The Desert Rose is a very slow growing

succulent perennial shrub that grows to
just over 1.5 metres and just over half a
metre in a pot. The leathery leaves are
presented in spirals and are quite simple.
Attractive pink or red flowers are tubular


and with five petals about 5cm in diameter

and resemble the Oleander (Nerium
must be taken with
toxic sap of these
The Desert Rose
is often grown as a
houseplant and as
bonsai, although it
is possible to grow
provided it is well
they do not like
the temperature to

The Desert Rose can be attacked by white

fly and aphids, but most damage can be
done with excess water and cold.
Cuttings can be taken from suckers
produced by the plant itself (be careful
when handling because of its toxic sap) or
by seeds, but given its slow growth it is
better to acquire new plants from garden
centres and shops that sell plants.
By Jardineria El Milagro

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Age Concern
Mazarrn 634 310 216
Alcoholics Anonymous
Mazarrn 646 290 420
Cabo De Palos 968 545 181
Costa Blanca Samaritans
Ex Servicemens Association Mazarrn
629 818 611
Camposol 968 970 626
Forget Me Not
Camposol 647 142 071
HAH Help at Home
San Javier 968 134 978/633 673 034
Help Murcia Mar Menor
Los Alczares 968 570 059
Helping Hands
Lions Club Mazarrn Baha
Mazarrn 636 746 959
MABS Mar Menor 693 275 779

MABS Mazarrn 620 422 410

MABS NW Murcia
Mazarrn 634 321 161
PALS (Protection & Life Saving)
Mazarrn 626 460 465
Samaritans Spain
900 525 100
Swap Tears for Smiles
Mazarrn 659 270 885

Beacon of Light
Caadas del Romero 620 877 326
Mass in English
Pastrana, Mazarrn 628 824 555
Olive Branch Christian Fellowship
Camposol 618 720 181/968 199 622
Open Door
Los Almagros 646 705 403/655 141
Puerto Lumbreras Church
619 945 283
Rios de Vida
Fuente Alamo 618 963 978
St Nicholas Church
Camposol 634 143 260
Welcome House
Cehegin 633 447 937
Wellspring Victory Church
Mazarrn 620 599 270
San Pedro 966 189 402
Arts & Cultural Association of Murcia
655 421 120
Camposol Bridge Club
968 130 583
Camposol B Clean
968 199 506
Camposol C Greenfingers
634 325 427
Camposol D Community
606 874 193
Camposol & District Model Club
647 259 914
Caring for Carers
San Javier 968 185 008/667 587 187
Classic Car Club
634 135 214
Cloud Nine Drama
644 400 123
Country Music
Camposol 610 623 152
Camposol Residents Association
Camposol 634 364 739
Culture Vultures
Mazarrn 968 599 031
Darwinian Gardeners
Ex-Servicemens Association
Mazarrn 629 818 611
Forget Me Not
Friends & Buddies
Camposol 968 163 758
Harlequin Rock Choir
Camposol 628 149 840

Humanists of Murcia
Ladies Chatterbox
Camposol 968 199 418/619 575 463
Lo Pagan Radio Control Club
968 170 870
Los Palacios
Camposol A Post Box A512
Magenta Ladies Harmony Choir
636 417 454
Masquerade Musicals
Mazarrn Bay Bridge Club
602 539 830/616 849 517
Mazarrn Country Club Events Club
968 956 126
Mazarrn Country Club Social Club
609 900 476
Mazarrn Ladies Circle
692 992 117/602 659 252
Mazarrn Leos
654 874 563
Model Club
647 269 914
Spangles Harmony Chorus
Los Alcazares 968 334 527/968 423
Stamp Collecting
Team Harmony
968 959 257/650 077 882
Teatro Canovero
Las Canovas 968 151 149
Welcome Group
Camposol, Mazarrn 620 105 179
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organization included on this page, please
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968 163 529
Andreas Animal Rescue
Fuente Alamo 690 906 565
Camposol Kitty Kitty
Cavalli Foundation
Alhama de Murcia 636 172 198
Cruz Azul
Los Alcazares 693 017 616
Dog Rescue Calasparra
Easy Horse Care
Rojales 652 021 980
Equipo Bastet
Galgos del Sol
JJs Puppy Rescue
Mazarrn 618 034 921
John Kemps Puppies
La Pinilla, Fuente Alamo 646 737 230
Little Starfish Dog Rescue
Los Infiernos
San Javier 633 357 309
Mazarrn 666 186 037
Mula 685 311 599
Noahs ARC
Mazarrn 699 352 818
Pto de Mazarrn shop 634 364 553
Camposol shop 634 332 335
San Javier 968 370 800
Pets in Spain
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San Animal


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Airpark Murcia are now going into their

fourth year of trading as Airport Parking
Specialists at San Javier Airport.

Servicing, Bodywork Repairs and Valets

whilst you are away; all at more than
competitive prices.

Run by Dave and Jayne Farrer, along

with their more than capable drivers,
Joanne and Steve, Airpark Murcia has
now more than 100 Annual Clients who
have taken advantage of their base price of
just 240 per year for unlimited transfers
to and from the airport. What an incredible
deal that is!

You can speak to Dave or Jayne on 618

816 989 or e mail them at sales@ to reserve your
parking place. Alternatively, visit their
website at to
gain more information and book on line.

With a hard standing storage area and

24hr CCTV/ Alarm system, you are able to
visit the site at any time and have a chat in
the Airpark Murcia office on site.

Going the extra mile means that Airpark

Murcia can also take care of your ITVs,

Roman Catholic Church

We are in St. Josephs Church (El Saladillo),
near Camposol and Mazarrn Country Club
urbanizations (exit 17, RM 3 motorway).

a man of great sanctity and great

discernment, who held frequent converse
with God; for which reason St Francis
loved him much.

Schedule of Masses:
Every Saturday: Mass is at 4.30pm (in
Every Sunday: Mass according to the
extraordinary form (in Latin) is at 4.30pm

One day, as St Francis was returning from

the forest, where he had been in prayer,
the said Brother Masseo, wishing to test
the humility of the saint, went forth to
meet him exclaiming Why after thee?
Why after thee?

Schedule of Confessions:
Saturday from 3.15-4.20pm


St Francis answered What is this? What

meanest thou?

St Francis
St Francis once was living at the Convent
of the Portiuncula, with Brother Masseo,

Brother Masseo answered I mean, why is

it that all the world goes after thee. Why
do all men wish to see thee, to hear thee
and to obey thy word,
for thou art neither
comely nor learned,
nor art thou of noble
birth? How is it, then,
that all the world
goes after thee?

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Wouldst thou know
why all men come
after me? Know that
it is because the Lord,
who is in heaven,
who sees the evil and

Airpark Murcia and Dave and Jayne thank

all their customers, both old and new and
look forward to meeting you all again very

the good in
I say, His
have found
among men
no-one more
w i c k e d ,
m o r e
or a greater
sinner than
I am and to
work which He intends to do, He has found
no creature more vile than I am on earth;
for which reason He has chosen me, to
confound all strength, beauty, greatness,
noble birth and all the science of the world,
that men may learn that every virtue and
every good gift comes from Him and not
from any creature, that none may glory
before Him; but if anyone glory, let him
glory in the Lord, to whom belongs all
glory in eternity.

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Man by Flemming
(pronounced KayCee, 1877-1945)
has been called
father of holistic
medicine and the
most documented
psychic of the 20th
Century. For more
of his adult life,
Cayce gave psychic readings to thousands
of seekers while in an unconscious state,
diagnosing illnesses and revealing lives lived
in the past and prophecies yet to come.

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Who, Exactly, Was Edgar Cayce?

Cayce was born on a farm in Hopkinsville,
Kentucky in 1877 and his psychic abilities
began to appear early in his childhood. He was
able to see and talk to his late grandfathers
spirit and often played with imaginary
friends whom he said were spirits on the
other side. He also displayed an uncanny
ability to memorize the pages of a book
simply by sleeping on it. These gifts labeled
the young Cayce as strange, but all Cayce
really wanted was to help others, especially


Later in life, Cayce found that he had the

ability to put himself into a sleep-like state by
lying down on a couch, closing his eyes and
folding his hands over his stomach. In this
state of relaxation and meditation, he was
able to place his mind in contact with all time
and space the universal consciousness,
also known as the super-conscious mind.
From there, he could respond to questions
as broad as, What are the secrets of the
universe? and What is my purpose in life?
to as specific as, What can I do to help my
arthritis? and How were the pyramids of
Egypt built? His responses to these questions
came to be called readings and their insights
offer practical help and advice to individuals
even today.
Many people are surprised to learn that Edgar
Cayce was a devoted churchgoer and Sunday
school teacher. At a young age, Cayce vowed
to read the Bible for every year of his life
and at the time of his death in 1945, he had
accomplished this task. Perhaps the readings
said it best, when asked how to become
psychic, Cayces advice was to become more
Although Cayce died in 1945, the timeliness
of the material in the readings with
subjects like discovering your mission in life,
developing your intuition, exploring ancient
mysteries and taking responsibility for
your health is shown by the hundreds of
books that have been
written on the various
aspects of this work
as well as the dozen
or so titles focusing
on Cayces life itself.
Together, these books
so valuable that even
Edgar Cayce himself
might have hesitated
to predict their impact
on the contemporary
world. In 1945, the
year of his passing,
who could have known

that terms such as meditation, Akashic

records, spiritual growth, auras, soul
mates and holistic health would become
household words to millions?
The majority of Edgar Cayces readings
deal with holistic health and the treatment of
illness. As it was at the time Cayce was giving
readings, today, individuals from all walks of
life and belief, receive physical relief from
illnesses or ailments through information
given in the readings some readings were
given as far back as 100 years ago! Yet,
although best known for this material, the
sleeping Cayce did not seem to be limited
to concerns about the physical body. In
fact, in their entirety, the readings discuss
an astonishing 10,000 different topics. This
vast array of subject matter can be narrowed
down into a smaller group of topics that, when
compiled together, deal with the following five
(1) Health-Related Information
(2) Philosophy and Reincarnation
(3) Dreams and Dream Interpretation
(4) ESP and Psychic Phenomena
(5) Spiritual Growth, Meditation and Prayer.
Cayce was the first person in the world to
diagnose the incurable disease psoriasis
and recommended natural treatments which
cured lots of people.
Further details of Cayces life and work are
explored in the classic book, There Is a
River (1942), by Thomas Sugrue, available in
hardback, paperback, or audio book versions.
Flemming Dichmann is the coordinator for
the non-profit organization ARE based on the
Edgar Cayce readings. He has many books
about Cayce he wants to give away.
Flemming the most important thing is to
share these life-changing books with other
Flemming lives in Cehegin.
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Another recent event was Carla and

Douwes Open House Evening in their
recently renovated house in old Cehegn.
There were more than 40 WARMers who
wanted to explore the beautiful result (now
for sale) which again seems to indicate
that all we do is eat and drink!
However, on 12th September it really was
time to get down to serious business and go
exploring. On this occasion Fiona & Steve
led a group of 14 alongside the Alhrabe
River in the irresistibly photogenic sierras
close to Moratalla. A few brave souls
chose to cool off in the natural thermal
pool and later we all enjoyed a free feast
of wild blackberries and figs etc. Hopefully
for the three in the photograph, it was not
a case of Last of the Summer Wine.

During the British half term holidays in

October Of One Accord choir will be on
tour in Northwest Murcia. It is a mixed
voice choir drawn from across Shropshire
and is in its 30th year. The tour to Murcia is
part of its ongoing celebrations. The choir
has visited Germany, Belgium and Canada
and several venues in the UK over recent
years. During the summer it performed
at Shrewsbury Flower Show, one of the
longest running floral events in England. It
performs throughout Shropshire and sings
with many local choirs and bands.

hopefully will be in Caravaca de La Cruz.

The tour will be starting in Blanca on
Sunday 23rd October at 12.30pm in the
towns theatre and will share the stage
with Blancas town band who will start the
performance. The choir will then perform
by themselves before finishing off the
show with a joint performance.
On Wednesday, 26th October they will be
performing in Cehegn at a venue and time
(probably pm) that is still to be agreed, but
most likely it will be in the church at the
top of the old town.

For those on the mailing list more photos

can be seen on the WARM Facebook page.
The next few walks are:
Sat 15th October El Relojero (Murcia)
Sat 29th October Caravaca to El Buitre
Full details will be sent automatically
to those who are already on the WARM
mailing list, normally a fortnight ahead.
As always, if there is anyone who would
like their email address to be added to
the mailing list then please contact me
(Jessica) on

show. There will be separate performances

by the Moratalla town band and the choir
before finishing with a joint performance
with the band.
It is hoped that the concerts will appeal
to a wide audience and will be supported
by both local people and the British
community residing in the north west
of Murcia. It goes without saying that
everyone will be very welcome and it is
hoped that the tour receives good support
from everybody here.

They will finish their tour in Moratalla on

Friday 28th October at 9.30pm with an
evening performance in the theatre which
will follow a similar format to the Blanca

The repertoire is drawn from musicals,

folk music from Britain and further afield,
pop classics and recent chart toppers. It
also includes original compositions from
contemporary composers.
There will be something for everyone!

Of One Accord are hoping to do 4

performances and the first three in Blanca,
Cehegn and Moratalla have already
been agreed.
They are now awaiting
confirmation of the final date, which

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It certainly has been a warm start to the

season and Martins Full Moon Walk/
Picnic on August 18th was at the perfect
time of day for avoiding the worst of the
heat; a truly different experience for all
of the 24 torch-carriers, stargazers and
sleepy picnickers who participated!


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The summer heat has cooled, many of

the fiestas are over and October brings
the chance to absorb the creativity and
natural beauty on show in Northwest
Murcia. Embrace the countryside, the
regional history, the myriad of craft-work
available and the variety of music events
plug-in to that feel-good factor!
Check out the tourist offices regularly for
the latest information using the contact
details as shown.
T: 968 652 244
Saturday 1st the municipal park, Adolfo
Suarez, hosts the renowned electronic
pop duo, Fangoria, showcasing their
latest album. Tune in and switch on at
midnight. Tickets 15 available from
Informajoven and the Tourist Office
located in the Museo del Vino.
Sunday 2nd Artisan Fayre

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T: 968 745 325
23rd Oct 3hr free visit to El Pantano
de Alfonso XIII to enjoy unique flora
and fauna of the area, highlighting
the waterfowl such as herons, ducks,
cormorants etc. 9am from Cafeteria
T: 968 702 424
Sunday 16th Artisan Market
The religious importance of Caravaca is
also defined in the old quarter as a must
see venue, many times over during a
Free Guided Tour offering a flavour of
the history and beautiful architecture on
offer. Although the tour is in Spanish,
there are leaflets in English and sited
info boards in both languages. Start at
11.15am in front of the Castle and Basilica
and the route winds downhill through the
medieval quarter for about 1hrs. Book
at Tourist Office with advice on parking;
remember to wear comfy walking shoes.
T: 968 723 550
The Archaeological See of Begastri is
opened for tours on Saturdays and
Sundays at 10.10am/11.15am/12.20pm.
2 pp. The tour begins with a video
presentation followed by a guided tour
to see the remains of the Iberian culture
before the IV century B.C. Good news.
The guided tour on the 2nd Saturday of
each month will be in English.
From October to May, the last Sunday of
each month heralds the artisan market,
El Mesoncico in the old town, from


10am-3pm. Each market has a different

theme and more than 50 craftspeople will
wow you with traditional and unique fare.
Free parking is available at the Marble
Technology Centre situated in Carrete
Murcia, approached from the west.
The Eco Park (Tourism Activity Park)
Coto de las Maravillas is actionpacked for all the family with a choice
of paintballing, horse riding, an assault
course, a Quidditch pitch and many
other activities for all ages. There is
also a campsite within the park and
refreshments are available in the bar. The
park is open throughout the weekends.
For entry at other time please telephone
691 200 353. More info at www.
Sunday 30th Free Family Nature
Walk (the last Sunday of each month)
takes you this month to the Aceniche
Valley, rich in natural beauty and famed
for its ecological value. Home to many
vineyards and surrounded by dense pine
forest of the Sierras de la Lavia, Ceperos,
Ponce and Cambron, the walk is only
5km, classed as easy and takes about 3
hours. The meeting point is Explanada
Centro Tecnolgico del Mrmol close to
the motorway west exit at 9am. Drive
in your own car to the start of the walk.
Maximum 2 children under 14 years per
adult. Bring own drinks and snacks. The
tour is in Spanish.
T: 968 780 23
T: 968 730 208
A heap of praise for the town hall initiative
which promotes and facilitates the
reconciliation of work and family life in
Moratalla town and villages. This summer,
a series of activities and services, such
as Summer School, Childrens workshops
for the nights of August and Childrens
workshops in districts, helped 126
families in total; on average, 20 children
attended each workshop. Currently,
the free Aula Matinal Service helps
working parents with children aged 3
to 12 by offering outside school hours
care for their children, covering 1-2pm
and 5.30-9pm. There is also a nursery
service available throughout the year;
the Center Reconciling work and family
The Department of Womens Hall of
Moratalla has detailed information.

before finishing with a joint performance

with the band.
T: 968 661 501
Sunday 9th Free Tour of the old quarter
of Mula, known as Casco Antiguo (in
Spanish but with leaflets in English). Its
a great way to appreciate the layout and
history for future visits and combines with
the monthly Artisan Market. Youll see
houses and churches steeped in history,
impressive sculpted coats of arms and
the formidable castle. Reservations at
Tourist Office. 11.30am start from the
Tourist Office in the Convento de San
T: 968 358 749
Saturday 15th Free Guided Tour
10.30am (in Spanish) sets the scene and
the tourist office will provide maps and
some leaflets in English. Get to grips
with the centre of this fabulous city,
appreciating the significant and historical
buildings on view. Admire gorgeous
plazas, the cathedral, museums and
theatre. Reserve your place at Tourist
T: 968 754 104
Saturday 8th - Guided Visit 10.30am
(with Spanish commentary) to the
sanctuary of the Virgen del Castillo
with the chance to learn about olive oil
production. After the sanctuary youll
visit an olive oil mill to view the process
and be able to buy the end product.
You will need your own transport to
travel between sanctuary and mill and
comfortable walking shoes. 3 but prebooking is required through the Tourist
Office which will confirm meeting point.
Saturday 29th Guided Visit 10.15am
(in Spanish) to indulge in some culture
of the region known as Monte Arabi
which contains prehistoric rock-art
and is a UNESCO-listed site within the
Mediterranean arc. When youve feasted
on the history, its time for a visit to one
of the local bodegas to sample the wine.
7.50 pp (children under 7 free). Meet
at the Plaza de Torros Bullring. Book at
Tourist Office.

Friday 28th October at 9.30pm Of One

Accord choir performing in the theatre.
There will be separate performances by
the Moratalla town band and the choir

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Christian Fellowship WELCOME HOUSE

A different way of doing church

You are on a stand in a court of law and

asked to swear on the Bible, though I am
led to believe that no longer happens. How
do you feel?
Assuming that you do, swear on the Bible
that is, do you think - Yeh! Now the jury
will think Im telling the truth no matter
how many lies I tell.
Whether the charge be for someone else or
yourself they will think They cant possibly
be guilty of such a thing. They have sworn
on Gods word; to tell the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth.
So help me God!
Or do you think I cant tell a lie, otherwise
I will suffer the wrath of God.?
Does that have any real meaning to us
in todays world?
I for one have never really been comfortable
with such a practice. It seems to me totally
inappropriate to swear on something as
precious as Gods word.
In Psalms 119:105-106 we read Thy word
is a lamp to my feet and a light for my
path. I have taken an oath and confirmed
it; that I will follow your righteous laws.
So why would we want to risk the wrath of
God by doing such a thing?
Not that God would be well pleased with us
if we told blatant lies either.

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The Lord makes firm the steps of the

one who delights in him; though he may
stumble he will not fall, for the Lord upholds
him with his hand. Psalms 37:23-24.
The person whom God delights in is the
one who puts his trust in the Lord.
If you would like to have God direct your
way, you need to seek His advice before
deciding on any course of action.
And the all-important bit - With Gods
If you would like to contact us regarding
anything we have publicised or may be
planning in the future, or just for a chat,
please email:
Tel 633 447 937
Welcome House can be found at 3A
Campillio y Suertes, Cehegin

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Bull-Fighting Protest In Madrid

This years protest against the now-banned
Toro de la Vega bull-killing festival is now
aimed at animal cruelty and bull-fighting in
general, from Madrids Puerta del Sol square.

The passengers were arrested and charged

with breaking Dutch laws covering flora and
fauna transporting and also with animal
cruelty as the creatures had been squashed
into airless suitcases for a long-haul flight.

Organised by the pro-animal political party

PACMA, which very nearly amassed enough
votes in June to earn itself a Parliamentary
seat, the Mission Abolition campaign
is backed by Spanish celebrities, including
actor Dani Rovira, reporter Julia Otero, and
author Rosa Montero.

Grim Statistics For August On Spanish

A total of 120 people were killed in road
accidents in August alone so far and 786
since the start of the year.

In previous years, the demonstration saw

thousands of animal-lovers snapping lances
in half to call for an end to the bloodthirsty
show in Tordesillas (Valladolid province,
in Castilla y Len), but the Toro de la Vega
has been frustrated, rather than outrightly
banned by the regional government as it has
passed legislation outlawing killing of bulls
outside a designated bull-ring.
The Toro de la Vega involves crowds
surrounding a loose bull out in the
countryside and hurling spears at it to earn
points and once it is floored, is left to bleed
slowly to death, meaning by definition the
spectacle cannot go ahead without a drastic
change in the rules.
This time, instead of breaking lances,
protesters wore black headscarves to signify
mourning for mistreated and murdered

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We want to highlight the success of the ban

on the Toro de la Vega it is indubitably
a point of reflection, said PACMAs
spokeswoman Laura Duarte.
Spanish Passengers With 259 Reptiles
In Suitcases
Three Spanish passengers were arrested at
Amsterdams Schiphol airport with a total of
259 live reptiles in their four suitcases.
10 of them had died en-route from an
undisclosed destination in Mxico when
they were transported illegally to Spain via
The Netherlands. The creatures included
lizards, turtles and snakes, many of them
endangered species including the Chuckwalla
lizard which is only found on the Mexican
island of San Esteban. Their total market
value was said to be around 80,000.
All surviving creatures were taken to a rescue
centre or safari park for proper, expert care.


Despite traffic police reinforcements to tackle

the end-of-August exodus that usually hits
the highways over the last weekend of the
final month of summer, far fewer cars were
on the road than in a typical year, authorities
say, but the death toll is now higher than for
the whole of August 2015, when 113 people
lost their lives in 31 days.
Five people perished, including a cyclist
who fell off on a road in the province of
Salamanca, Castilla y Len, and a 42-yearold motorcyclist who veered off the CV800 in Xixona (Jijona), in the province of
Alicante. Another six were killed in as many
accidents, including a 34-year-old man who
was hit head-on by a car on the wrong side
of the A-67 motorway in the Santander
direction in Barreda, with the driver at fault
seriously injured in hospital.
Another man aged 48 was killed and a
second badly injured when the deceaseds
lorry cabin veered off the A-7 motorway in
Paterna (Valencia), smashing into a concrete
wall and then overturning. An entire family
was killed in a crash on the road from Alcdia
to Art in Mallorca.
PP Regional Vice-President Resigns
After Being Caught Driving Three Times
Over The Alcohol Limit
Deputy President of Castilla y Len, Rosa
Valden has resigned after being caught
drink-driving. Ironically, 56-year-old Valden
is a qualified doctor, surgeon and ex-director
of the regional health authority.
She was involved in a non-fatal crash with
a lorry and the driver called the police
suspecting she may be under the influence.
Her first reading came out at 0.76 milligrams
of alcohol per litre of breath exhaled and the
second at 0.72. The lower reading is always
the one taken officially, but this did not help
Valden since the maximum permitted by
law is 0.25. Valdon says the high reading
because she had taken
a tranquilliser along
with two small beers,
or the equivalent of a
Couple Married 37
Years Ago Reunited
With Wedding Ring
Found By Benidorm
Diving Instructor
A diving instructor
from Benidorm who
found a wedding ring
on the sea floor has

traced the owner, who lost it over 20 years

Jessy came upon the ring, a mans gold
band, in August and launched an appeal and
Agustn from Zaragoza came forward. The
couple went on a day trip to Benidorm in
1996, and Agustn lost his ring.
Brits In Racing Cars Caught At Twice
The Speed Limit
British and Canadian drivers nearly doubling
the speed limit in souped-up McLaren racing
cars on a Navarra highway have been fined
600 each.
Only three have been caught, since another
four were going so fast that the police speed
trap was unable to register them.
In the space of seven seconds, as many
McLarens shot past, all close together, on
the single-carriageway NA-132 from Estella
to Sangesa. The speed limit is 90km/hr
and the three drivers who were caught were
driving at 163, 167 and 171km/hr.
The seven sports cars had come from the Los
Arcos race circuit and were not designed for
general road use and caused considerable
alarm among residents because their
powerful engines give off a roaring noise
way above safe decibel levels for public
Although the cars have foreign registration
numbers, it is thought the three drivers
caught are residents in Spain. Two of them
have lost six points from their driving licences
and a third, thought to be the Canadian, was
issued with an extra fine for not holding a
licence valid for driving in Spain.
Halogen Light Bulbs
These are now gradually being withdrawn
from sale in a bid to promote LED energysaving bulbs. Halogen Light Bulbs will now
no longer be manufactured and from 2018
can no longer be sold.
The move has come from a European Union
directive which seeks to reduce energy
consumption by scrapping the powerguzzling halogen bulbs which come in at
around 50W each, as opposed to 3W or 5W
for their LED equivalents
LED bulbs, which now come in many shapes
and sizes and can easily be used to replace
halogen ceiling spotlights, last up to 30,000
hours three times that of a standard light
bulb and are often even brighter. Although
they are more expensive to buy, the amount
they save on electricity still means they cost
less long-term.
According to the European Commission,
replacing all standard light bulbs, including
halogen bulbs, with LED versions saves the
average household in the EU a total of 115
per bulb from the time it is fitted to the
moment it needs to be replaced.
Halogen bulbs only last 2,000 hours and use
around 10 times as much electricity.

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alarm came
no longer be
of by her
owner. She
referred to
us by a dog
on the main
lady near La Manga said she would love to
have the pony, so Veronica and I hired a
trailer to collect Hope and take her to her
Foster Home. At Hopes gypsy village, we
managed to load her safely into the trailer
although she could hardly walk in a straight
line, collected food that had been donated
to the dog protection association for her,
gave her a big drink of water and dropped
her off late that night, arriving home at
almost midnight; 10 hours on the road,
tired but happy that she was in a place
where she would get care and attention.
However, at 8am the next morning, the
Foster lady phoned saying she couldnt cope
and could we take Hope. Cavalli is full to
bursting, but after breakfast we were on
the road again to La Manga to bring Hope
home. Shes been with us now for about
3 weeks and is getting better every day.
Our vet, Jose, has arranged for a specialist
to take a look at her eyes to see if there is
something we can do to return even partial
sight. We will also have to take a look at
her hearing as it seems shes deaf and
blind. She has had dentistry treatment to
take away huge spikes on her back teeth
that were cutting into her cheeks. Now
shes much more comfortable and eating
well without that terrible pain in her mouth.

Shes such a little love. Doesnt complain

about anything!
S k i p p y
dragging her
hips through
to tail. She
old and was
l o o k i n g
Luckily she
solid food and Alma decided she was
going to adopt her and turned into mum
for this tiny kitten, keeping her clean,
protecting her, watching over her, cuddling
her. Alma is huge - one of her paws is as
big as Skippy! Our vet in Alhama was
amazed, but as we said we werent going
to have her put to sleep she decided on a
treatment of cortizone and vitamins. Now
Skippy is a happy, playful kitten that can
get up and down steps, in and out of the
house with Alma always on guard. The vet
is talking about helping us to fit her with
wheels when she is about 6 months old.

Every Sunday morning from 11am-2pm.

Cavalli Halloween Camp
28th, 29th and 30th October!
Pony Club Mornings
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning
during the last 2 weeks in October. Stay
tuned to Facebook Cavalli Foundation for
all the information.
Cavalli Foundation
La Costera de Alhama
Tel 636 172 198

Maisie, our most veteran mare has been

having wind colics. She needs personal
one-on-one attention. If anyone out there
could love a needy animal and has the time
and a void in their life, please think about
Maisie and get in touch.
Cavalli Cowboy School of Values
This new project for children from 6 to
12yrs old is to teach them to develop
values with regards animal protection and
welfare and respect for the environment.

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Hi all!
In this issue we want to talk about two
very special additions to the Cavalli family.
One is Hope, a little blind pony, and the
other is Skippy, a tiny paraplegic kitten.


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A big thank-you to all our friends for your

prayers and best wishes for Arthur. He
has now seen the specialist and he has to
have more scans before this condition can
be dealt with. He is NOT to lift anything

heavy so for the time being we continue

to collect and deliver food and essentials
to Father Carlos for distribution to families
in this area.
The Table Top Sale is now up and running
again and we ask that you support our
ladies who dedicate themselves to doing all
they can to help the poor and needy. We
always need dried goods like rice, pasta,
cooking oil, sardines/tuna and biscuits.
Toiletries are always welcomed especially
toothpaste, shower gel and shampoo.
God Bless all who support us on a regular

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Due to the success of her clients over

the last few years and Mels dedication to

training and developing up-and-coming
Consultants, with some of her own
clients themselves going on to becoming
Consultants too, Mel was recently awarded
Consultant Of The Year, Cambridge
Weight Plan Spain and will be joining the
Management Team and representing Spain
at the International Convention in the UK
later this year.
It has been an amazing 2 years helping
many clients become healthier, lose weight
and just as importantly keep it off. I am
very fortunate to love my job as clients
also have become my friends and I look
forward to helping more people in the
If you would like to book a No Obligation
Confidential Consultation, or ask any
questions about the programmes, give
Mel a call on 673 162 695, email or take a look
at her Facebook Business Page www.

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Malika - A
beautiful little girl born
in April and
hand reared
from 4 days
walks on a
lead, good in
the car. Malika is fully
Tina- Shes
a little pocket
negative to
this wonderful little min

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After a very hot and humid summer we

should now be experiencing some cooler
weather with a much calmer time ahead
of us.
Our guests have been enjoying
themselves playing games and generally
socialising with each other and our
wonderful volunteers.
Forget Me Not has been very lucky to be
given the proceeds of donations instead of
presents at Richard Traceys 50th Birthday
Celebrations held in August by Julie and
Richard. The donations amounted to a
staggering 545 and we send our grateful
thanks to Julie and Richard and all who


pin; clean, good on and off the lead, a real

cuddle bunny that was picked up from the
campo by Maria our lovely local vet. She
is around 1 year old, fully vaccinated and
Terry - A
really sweet
Russell who
we rescued
lovely boy from
the Perrera
too long. Hes a quiet little lad and will
make a lovely pet. Terry is fully vaccinated and neutered.

attended and donated. Many thanks also

to all the people who have donated items
for our Table Top Sales.
Our shed is
filled to capacity, so do come and check
us out at the Friday Table Top Sale on
Camposol B. A BIG thank you must go to
our volunteers, Barbara and Dave Regan,
who have worked tirelessly sorting out and
selling numerous items on our behalf.
We would also like
(22 months) who
Tracy Miller from

to thank Amelia Hobbs

sold her highchair to
The Blues House in
very generously gave

A lively 10
B e l g i u m
girl, she is
to play ball,
really enjoys
and is good
in the car.
Bonni needs a secure garden where she
cant take herself to meet the neighbours
and the other dogs in the street. There is
no aggression in this girl, but her safety is
the issue.
All adoptions are subject to a home check.
If you are interested in any of our dogs,
also see our Little Starfish Facebook
Please call Sue on 649 302 281

Again, if anyone feels that they could spare

a couple of hours on a Monday morning or
additional help on our Friday Table Top
Sale, you will be very welcome or just pop
in for a cup of tea or coffee and see how
we work.
Dont Forget
Art & Craft Day at Camposol Golf Club on
Saturday 22nd October 11am-3pm.
Forget Me Not meets at the Cultural
Centre on Camposol B 10.30am-1.30pm
every Monday.

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RED Entertainment
GREEN Charity & non-profit 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 Day

Arqua Archaeological Museum in Cartagena open 10am-9pm (until 15/10) 3

Guided Tour Of The Historic City of Lorca 3 12.30pm (Mon-Fri)
Breakfasts @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A from 3.50 9am-12pm
Breakfasts @ Lizs Caf, Camposol B (from 9am)
Breakfasts @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama 10am-12.30pm
Breakfasts @ Skye Bar and Pizzeria, Condado de Alhama 10am-12pm
Afternoon Teas @ Skye Bar and Pizzeria, Condado de Alhama 2-6pm
Menu del Noche @ Caf Buenavista, Pto de Mazarrn from 7 inc a drink (Tues-Sat)
Earlybird Menu @ Spice Villa, Camposol B 12.50 inc btl wine for 2 6-8pm
Earlybird Menu @ Quality Indian, Camposol B 12.95 6-8pm
Terrace Open for Pizza/Grilled Meats from Wood Oven @ Mamma Mia,
Pto de Mazarrn (evening)

Every Mon

Mazarrn Bay Bridge Club @ Pto de Mazarrn 9.30am

Los Palacios Garden & Community Group Working Party @ Camposol A 10am
Yoga with Lisa @ Isla Plana Church (outside) 10.30am
Jellybeans Mother & Toddler Group @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama 11am
Ladies Chatterbox Sew and Sew @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 2.15pm
Zumba @ The Arches, Los Alcazares 5pm
Kids Fun on the Terrace @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama from 8pm
Yoga with Lisa in Spanish @ Yoga Shala Studio, Isla Plana 8.30pm
Entertainment Quiz @ Tels Bar, Camposol A 8.30pm
Platos Combinados Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 6-8.30pm
Karaoke @ The Arches, Los Alcazares

Every Tue

Camposol B Clean Working Party @ Commercial Centre, Camposol B 8.30-10.30am

Camposol D Sector Community Group Working Party @ Camposol D
Yoga with Lisa @ Isla Plana Church (outside) 10.30am
Computer Clinic @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 1-3pm
Petanque @ The Condado Club, Condado de Ahama 3pm
Reiki Tasters @ Yoga Shala Studio, Isla Plana 3.30pm
Guitar Group @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 4-7pm
Reiki Share @ Yoga Shala Studio, Isla Plana 5pm
Market @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama 5.30-9pm
English/Spanish Language Exchange @ Isla Plana Social Centre 6-9pm
Mazarrn Bowls Club Roll Up Day 6.30pm
General Knowledge Quiz @ Tels Bar, Camposol A 8.30pm
Menu del Noche @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A
Menu del Noche @ Restaurante Amapola, Bolnuevo 16 pp inc btl wine for 2
Open Mic Night @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama from 8pm
MAMAS Collection/Book Stall @ Camposol B Car Park 10am-12pm
FAST Available for New Volunteers @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 11am
Making a Difference Available for Collections @ Camposol A 11am-1pm

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Every Wed

Mar Menor Golf Society Competition

Camposol C Gardening Group Clean Up @ Camposol C 9am
Spanish Lessons for Beginners @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 10am
Yoga with Lisa @ Isla Plana Church (outside) 10.30am
SAMM International One Metre Club 11am
Spanish Lessons - Intermediate @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 11am
Masquerade Musicals Rehearsal @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 4pm
Zumba @ The Arches, Los Alcazares 5pm
Mazarrn AA Group @ Meeting Room adjacent to Caada de Gallego Church 5.30pm
Chi Kung @ Caf Buenavista, Pto de Mazarrn 6pm
Line Dancing @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 7pm
Beacon of Light Meeetings @ Caadas del Romera 7pm
Happy Dinner @ Restaurante Amapola, Bolnuevo 30 per cpl inc btl wine for 2
Age Concern @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 10am-1pm
MABS Mazarrn Craft Group @ MABS Centre, Camposol B 11.30am
HAH Mar Menor Book & DVD Club 2.30-4.30pm

Every Thu

Camposol Market @ Camposol A

Mazarrn Bay Bridge Club @ Pto de Mazarrn 9.30am
Avon Lady @ Tels Bar, Camposol A 10.30am-12pm
Spanish Lessons @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama 11am
Folk & Blues Club @ Camposol 1pm
Buddhist Meditation @ Yoga Shala Studio, Isla Plana 3.30pm
Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC Meeting @ Camposol 4pm
Mazarrn Bowls Club Roll Up Day 6.30pm
Yoga in Spanish with Lisa @ Yoga Shala Studio, Isla Plana 8.30pm
General Knowledge Quiz @ Tels Bar, Camposol A 8.30pm
Lunchtime Special @ Restaurante Amapola, Bolnuevo 10 pp
Menu del Noche @ Restaurante Amapola, Bolnuevo 16 pp inc btl wine for 2
Little Starfish Dog Rescue Table Top Sale @ Lower Car Park, Camposol A from 10am
Age Concern Available @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 10am-1pm
JJs Puppy Rescue Table Top Sale @ Lower Car Park, Camposol A 11am-1pm
Andreas Animal Rescue Collection @ Mazarrn Country Club 11.30am-1pm
HAH Mar Menor Book/Card Stall @ Los Narejos 2-4pm

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Every Fri


Friday Art Group @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 9.45am-12.30pm

The Solar Light Centre @ Camposol B
Spanish Lessons for Beginners @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 10am
Yoga with Lisa @ Isla Plana Church (outside) 10.30am
Los Palacios Gardening/Community Group Book Stall @ Camposol A 10.30am-12.30pm
SAMM International One Metre Club
Spanish Lessons - Intermediate @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 11am
10 Pin Bowling/Camposol C Greenfingers Garden Group @ Totana 4pm
English/Spanish/French/German Language Exchange @ Caf Buenavista,
Pto de Mazarrn 6-8pm
Fish & Chips @ Viggos, Pto de Mazarrn
Fish & Chips/Paella/BBQ @ Los Balcones, Caadas del Romero
Fish & Chips @ Skye Bar and Pizzeria, Condado de Alhama 7.95 (from 12pm)
Mixed Grill Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 10
Fish & Chips @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama 22 for 2 inc btl wine
Romantic Friday @ Restaurante Amapola, Bolnuevo 18 pp inc btl wine for 2
Karaoke with Bernie Mac @ Tels Bar, Camposol A
Karaoke @ The Arches, Los Alcazares
Live Entertainment @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama
FAST @ Camposol B Commercial Centre
MABS Mazarrn booking events etc outside Compusurf, Camposol B 11am

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Every Sat

Tours of Bastida in Totana 3 10am and 12pm (during October)

The Archaeological See of Begastri Tours @ Cehegn 10.10am/11.15am/12.20am 2
Yoga in Spanish with Lisa @ Isla Plana Church (outside) 10.30am
Tourism Activity Park Coto de las Maravillas Open, Cehegn
Harlequin Rock Choir @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 1.15pm
Free tour of Aqua Archaeological Museum, Cartagena 6.30pm (until 15/10)
Gourmet Dinner @ Restaurante Amapola, Bolnuevo 20 pp inc btl wine for 2
Paella/BBQ @ Los Balcones, Caadas del Romero
MABS MMM Book Sale @ The Arches, Los Alczares 10am-2pm
HELP MMM Sale of up-market clothes @ Los Alczares 10am-1pm
JJs Puppy Rescue Table Top Sale @ Pto de Mazarrn

Every Sun

The Solar Light Centre @ El Zoco Market, Junction 745 of AP7

Tours of Bastida in Totana 3 10am and 12pm (During October)
Antique Market @ Aguilas 10am-1pm
The Archaeological See of Begastri Open @ Cehegn 10.10am/11.15am/12.20am 2
Tourism Activity Park Coto de las Maravillas Open, Cehegn
Quiz @ The Condado Club, Condado de Alhama
Drink & Tapa @ Mamma Mia, Pto de Mazarrn 3.50 (daytime)
2 Course Sunday Lunch @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A 6 inc a drink
3 Course Sunday Lunch @ Lizs Cafe, Camposol B 10 inc a drink (from 9 Oct)
4 Course Menu del Dia inc tea/coffee @ La Mariposa, Gebas 12
Sunday Lunch @ Restaurante Amapola, Bolnuevo 16 pp
Paella Day @ Caf Buenavista, Pto de Mazarrn
Special Menu inc Paella/BBQ/Oven Roasted Meats @ Los Balcones, Caadas del Romero
Live Entertainment @ Blues House, Bolnuevo from 6.30pm
Cavalli Cowboy School of Values for 6-12 year olds 11am-2pm
Open Day @ Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, Rojales 1-4pm

Saturday 1

Free Guided Tour of Mazarrn Mines with Mazarrn Ayuntamiento

Free Dramatized Tour Of guilas
Free Guided Tour of Archeological Museum Los Baos, Alhama 11am
Welcome Meeting @ Camposol A 2pm
Gammon Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A
Live Entertainment @ Calle Delicias, Mazarrn
Pandora Future Music Festival @ Sucina
Fangoria @ Adolpho Suarez Municipal Park, Bullas, 15 12am

Sunday 2

Artisan Market @ Bullas

Sailing Mar Menor (SAMM) Race
Free Guided Tour of Alhama (in English) 11am
Vintage Motorbike Exhibition @ Sucina 11am
Mazarrn FC v Cartagena FC UCAM (away)
Procession of Statue of the Virgen del Rosario @ Sucina 10pm
Mara Bang Band @ Blues House, Bolnuevo from 6.30pm

Monday 3

Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35 inc bike/guide/safety equip

Mazarrn Bahia Lions @ Camposol A 5pm

Tuesday 4

World Space Week (until 10th)

Welcome Book Swap @ ICA Medical Centre, Camposol B 10am-12pm

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Stamp Collectors Meeting @ Biblioteca, Pto de Mazarrn 6pm
MCC Events Group Picnic on the Paseo/Scott James @ Mazarrn Country Club
HAH Volunteers Meeting @ Las Claras, Los Narejos 10.30am
Wednesday 5

Camposol Golf Association Fireman v Policemen Golf Competition

Welcome Petanca @ Camposol A 2pm
Crystal & Stones Workshop @ Yoga Shala Studio, Isla Plana
Welcome Ladies Evening/Woody @ Camposol A 4 7.30pm
MABS MMM Volunteers Meeting @ Centro Civico, Roda Bar, Roda 11.15am
Age Concern Fashion Show at Welcome Group Ladies Evening @ Camposol A 4

Thursday 6

Fiestas Patronales, Santomera

Camposol Reading Group @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 2-4pm
Beacon of Light Evening of Clairvoyance @ Camposol
Wellspring Ukulele Band @ Open Door Christian Centre, Al Kasar, Condado de Alhama 7pm

Friday 7

Virgen del Rosario, Puerto Lumbreras and Bullas

Nuestra Seora del Rosario, La Union, Lorqui and Fuente Librilla
Fiestas Patronales, Torre Pacheco
Feria y Fiestas Patronales, Alhama de Murcia
Costa Calida Country Music Club/Dave South @ Camposol 7.45pm
Concert with Tina Turner & ABBA Tribute bands @ Sucina 10pm
MABS Murcia NW Outdoor Market Stall @ Calle Segura, Calasparra 9am-1pm
Mazarrn Bahia Leo Club @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 7-9pm

Saturday 8

3 hour hike from Los Balcones, Caadas del Romero

Free Cycling Tour of Los Alczares 10am
Guided Visit to the Sanctuary of Virgen del Castillo & Olive Oil Mill, Yecla 3 10.30am
Free Guided Tour of La Union 10am
Guided Tour of La Union Mining Park 7 10am
Hiking Route with Los Balcones Sierra Espua Senda Las Aguilas
Guided Tour of Alhama Castle 2 11am
Free Guided Tour of The Historic Centre of Aguilas 11am
Free Guided Tour of Santiago de La Ribera in 1000 Steps (English & Spanish) 11am
Free Visit to the Theatre La Dago Roja in Lorca 11.30am
Free Guided Tour of Old La Union 12pm
Free Guided boat Trip of Mar Menor 12.15pm (in English)
4th Crazy Car Race @ Sucina 4.30pm
Paella Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A

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La Hungara @ Sucina 10pm

Helping the Perrera Dogs Beach Party/Barrington/Harlequin Rock Choir @
Isla Plana 5 7pm
Sunday 9


Artisan Market @ Mula

Romeria with Horses and Carriages @ Sucina 10am
Free Guided Panoramic Tour of Alhama 11am
Free Guided Tour of Mula 11.30am from the Tourist Information Office
Mazarrn FC v Murcia Racing City (home)
Paella Competition @ Sucina 2pm
Flavours of Great Britain @ Sucina 5pm
Fiesta Gala Evening @ Sucina 10pm
The Streeters @ Blues House, Bolnuevo from 6.30pm

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Monday 10

Guided Walk followed by 4 Course Lunch inc beer/wine @ La Mariposa, Gebas 12

Ribbon Race @ Sucina 5pm
Awards Ceremony @ Sucina 10pm
Migas @ Sucina 1pm

Tuesday 11

Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35 inc bike/guide/safety equip

Age Concern Shopping Trip to Elche Commercial Centre 10

Wednesday 12

National Holiday Dia de la Hispanidad (Columbus Day)

General Meeting of Sailing Association Mar Menor @ Los Narejos 11am
ESAMD Meal @ Leiva 7.30pm for 8pm
Happy Dinner/Live Entertainment @ Restaurante Amapola, Bolnuevo
30 per cpl inc btl wine for 2
MABS Murcia NW Volunteers Meeting @ 5pm

Thursday 13

Fiestas de Octubre, Los Alczares

Ladies Chatterbox Meeting @ Camposol Cultural Centre 2pm
Open Door Film Night Gods Not Dead 2 @ Open Door Christian Centre,
Al Kasar, Condado de Alhama 7pm
Harlequin Rock Choir Charity Event @ Camposol A 7.30pm

Friday 14

Making a Difference Table Top Sale @ Camposol B Commercial Centre 10am2pm

FAST Book Stall @ Camposol B Commercial Centre
Forget Me Not Table Top Sale @ Camposol B Commercial Centre

Saturday 15

White Cane Day

3 hour hike from Los Balcones, Caadas del Romero
Artisan Market @ Paseo de las Comunidades Autnomos , Pto de Mazarrn 10am-2pm
Artisan Market @ Lo Pagan, San Pedro del Pinatar 10-2pm
Hiking Route with Los Balcones Cabo Tinoso
Free Guided Tour of Portus Magnus, Natural Harbour in La Union 10am
Free Guided Tour of Murcia 10.30am
Free Panoramic Tour of The Sanctuary of La Santa, Totana 10.30am
Walk with WARM (Walks around the Region of Murcia)
Free Guided Nature Walk to El Parrillar with Mazarrn Ayuntamiento
Totana Theatre La Troya De Occidente Open
International Menu Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A

Sunday 16

Artisan Market @ Caravaca

Artisan Market @ Alhama de Murcia 10am-2pm
Free Guided Tour of Caravaca from the Castle & Basilica 11.15am
Ruta del Ferrocarril (Railway Route) Aguilas Tourist Information Centre
Artisan Market @ Sanctuary de la Esperanza, Calasparra 10am-6pm
Sailing Mar Menor (SAMM) Race
Totana Theatre La Troya De Occidente Open
Free Theatrical Tour in Alhama 11am
Celebrating Harvest with Welcome House, Cehegin 11am
Mazarrn FC v SFV Minerva (away)
Free Bird Obseration /Hike, Mar Menor Area 6pm
Los Duques @ Blues House, Bolnuevo from 6.30pm

Tuesday 18

Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35 inc bike/guide/safety equip

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Welcome Book Swap @ ICA Medical Centre, Camposol B 10am-12pm
HELP MMM General Meeting @ Las Claras, Los Narejos 11.30am
Cavalli Pony Club @ META Riding Centre 10am-2pm 35
Wednesday 19

Welcome House Card Crafting Class @ Cehegn 11am

Welcome Dance/Vice Verse Her @ Camposol A 8 (food opt 5) 7.30pm

Thursday 20

ASSSA Open Day @ ASSSA Office, Pto de Mazarrn 11am-4pm

Open Door Meet n Heat Evening/Live Music @ Los Almagros 7pm
Cavalli Pony Club @ META Riding Centre 10am-2pm 35

Friday 21

Trafalgar Day
Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35 inc bike/guide/safety equip
Camposol Golf Association/Harlequin Rock Choir Charity Quiz @ Camposol A
3 (opt meal 5) from 6.30pm
MABS Mazarrn Book Sale @ Camposol B Commercial Centre 9am-1pm
MABS Murcia NW Outdoor Market Stall @ Calle Segura, Calasparra 9am-1pm
MABS MMM Share & Care Group @ San Javier 11am-1pm
Forget Me Not Table Top Sale @ Camposol B Commercial Centre
Mazarrn Bahia Leo Club @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 7-9pm

Saturday 22

3.5 hour hike from Los Balcones, Caadas del Romero

Free Guided Tour of La Union 10am
Guided Tour of La Union Mining Park 7 10am
Hiking Route with Los Balcones Sierra Espua Senda del Agua
Free Guided Tour of The Historic Centre of Aguilas 11am
Free Guided Tour to see Lorca Monument 11.30am
Free Guided Tour of Old La Union 12pm
Pie Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A
Sax Player @ Calle Delicias, Mazarrn 9pm
Cavalli Pony Club @ META Riding Centre 10am-2pm 35
Forget Me Not Art & Craft Day @ Camposol C 1 11am-3pm
Noahs ARC Fun Dog Show @ Los Balcones, Caadas del Romero 11.30am

Sunday 23

Car Boot Sale @ Park Gins de Paco, Cehegn

Guided Tour of Alhama Castle 2 11am
3 Hour Visit to El Pantano de Alfonso XIII, Calasparra visiting the flora/
fauna in the area 9am
Mazarrn FC v UD Abanilla (home)

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Of One Accord Choir Performance @ Blanca 12.30pm

Jokers Inc @ Blues House, Bolnuevo from 6.30pm
Monday 24

Guided Walk followed by 4 Course Lunch inc beer/wine @ La Mariposa, Gebas 12

Tuesday 25

Monthly Camposol B Clean Meeting @ Camposol B 4pm

Free Guided Cycle Route in Mar Menor area 10am
HELP MMM Auction @ Los Alczares from 11am
MABS Mazarrn Volunteer Meeting @ Camposol B 11.30am
Cavalli Pony Club @ META Riding Centre 10am-2pm 35

Wednesday 26 Energy Saving Week 2016 (until 1 November)

Straight Down The Middle Golf Game
Ladies Chatterbox Trip to Almeria lunching @ Bedar 10 plus lunch
Of One Accord Choir Performance @ Cehegin
Age Concern Menu del Dia @ Pto de Mazarrn
Thursday 27

Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35 inc bike/guide/safety equip

Cavalli Pony Club @ META Riding Centre 10am-2pm 35

Friday 28


Kayaking Tour @ La Mariposa, Gebas

Halloween Special inc Psychic/Medium/Meal @ Blues House, Bolnuevo 10 from 8pm
Halloween/4th Anniversary Party/Bernie Mac/Free Buffet @ Tels Bar, Camposol A
Of One Accord Choir Performance @ Moratalla 9pm
Age Concern Table Top Sale @ Camposol B Commercial Centre
Making a Difference Table Top Sale @ Camposol B Commercial Centre 10am2pm

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FAST Book Stall @ Camposol B Commercial Centre
HELP MMM Charity Market @ Los Alcazres 11am-1pm
3 Day/2 Night Cavalli Halloween Camp @ META Riding Centre 125
Saturday 29

Hike from Los Balcones, Caadas del Romero

Free Guided Historic Tour of Mazarrn Churches with Mazarrn Ayuntamiento
Guided Tour of La Union Mining Park 7 10am
Hiking Route with Los Balcones Isla Plana Rambla del Caar
Free Guided Tour of the Cemetery of Nuestra Seora Del Rosario, La Union 10am
Guided Visit to Monte Arabi & Wine Tasting from Plaza de Toros Bullring, Yecla
7.50 10.15am
Free Guided Tour of Old La Union 12pm
Walk with WARM (Walks around the Region of Murcia)
Choic of Fish or Steak Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A
Halloween Party/Live Music/Meal @ Restaurante Amapola, Bolnuevo
30 per cpl inc btl wine for 2
Cavalli Pony Club @ META Riding Centre 10am-2pm 35
FAST2016 Christmas Fayre @ Marianos, Camposol A 11am-3pm

Sunday 30

Clocks go back 1 hour

Nature Walk, Cehegn 9am
Artisan Market @ Plaza del Castillo, Cehegin 10am
Sailing Mar Menor (SAMM) Race
Mazarrn FC v AD Alquerias (away)
Highway 61 @ Blues House, Bolnuevo from 6.30pm
Pancake & Waffle Party @ Calle Delicias, Mazarrn
MABS Mazarrn Race for Life from Camposol 10am (mobility 9.45am)

Monday 31

Hiking/Halloween Dinner/Party @ Los Balcones, Caadas del Romero from 7pm

Tuesday 1

National Holiday Todos Los Santos (All Saints Day)

Welcome Book Swap @ ICA Medical Centre, Camposol B 10am-12pm
Stamp Collectors Meeting @ Biblioteca, Pto de Mazarrn 6pm
Pancake & Waffle Party @ Calle Delicias, Mazarrn
HAH Volunteers Meeting @ Las Claras, Los Narejos 10.30am
MAD Garden Party @ Camposol D26 Calle Baza 12.30pm 50cents entry

Wednesday 2

Welcome Petanca @ Camposol A 2pm

MABS MMM Volunteers Meeting @ Centro Civico, Roda Bar, Roda 11.15am
Age Concern Talking Shop Social @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 1.30-3.30pm
Thursday 3

Downhill Cycling/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas 35 inc bike/guide/safety equip1

Welcome Trip to Benalmadena, 3 Nights/4 Days inc Trip to Gibraltar
200 inc Breakfast/Dinner With Wine
Camposol Reading Group @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 2-4pm

Friday 4

River Rafting on Segura River/4 Course Lunch @ La Mariposa, Gebas

65 inc transport/guide/safety equip
MABS Murcia NW Outdoor Market Stall @ Calle Segura, Calasparra 9am-1pm
Mazarrn Bahia Leo Club @ Cultural Centre, Camposol B 7-9pm

Saturday 5

Free Guided Nature Walk to El Talayn with Mazarrn Ayuntamiento

ADAPT Meeting @ Pensionista Centre, Lo Pagan 10.30am
Free Guided Tour of Archeological Museum Los Baos, Alhama 11am
Welcome Meeting @ Camposol A 2pm
Guy Fawkes Night @ Tropic Anas, Camposol A
JJs Puppy Rescue Table Top Sale @ Pto de Mazarrn

Sunday 6

Artisan Market @ Bullas

Zacatin Market/Wine Trip with Viajes Dragontours 18
Mazarrn FC v CD Bala Azul (home)
Colt 45 @ Blues House, Bolnuevo from 6.30pm

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After our summer break, Red Strokes

provided the live music on our September
night. As expected he gave us a great
night, with both traditional and more upto-date country songs. He really connects
with his audience.

Turning now to our next night on Friday

7th October. We have good news and bad
news. The bad news is that the duo who
were to appear, North South Country Boys,
have split up, going their separate musical
ways. However, the good news is that Dave
South (one of the duo) is continuing down
the country road and it is he who will be
our live act on that night.
We meet the 1st Friday of each month in
Marianos Camposol A (which has a huge
dance floor). The nights start at 7.45pm
with requests being played and dance
tuition between then and 9pm when the
live act takes over.
If you need any further information have a
look on our Facebook page

Autumn Inspiration
Well, after a months break sorry, we had
no article in September due to all kinds of
things we are back with some great ideas
and information about travel in the autumn,
for Christmas, and for next year.
Take advantage of the cooler weather
and get some great bargains for travel
outside of high season.

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In my last article I began telling you about

the Natural Parks and Natural Protected
areas in Spain. This month I would like to
recommend another park, one of the most
important reserves not only in Spain, but
also in Europe.
It is Doana and it is situated on the
Atlantic coast, very close to the wonderful


city of Sevilla and Huelva, very close to

the Portuguese border. It is an extremely
important place of rest for migratory birds,
as they travel between Northern Europe
and Africa and it offers a refuge for many
species more than 300 some on the
verge of extinction. The park is a mixture of
marshes and wetlands necessary for these
birds, as well as Mediterranean forest with
stone pine trees, where small mammals
make their homes. This is one of the places
where one can find the Iberian Lynx which
is threatened with extinction. Doana is also
home to other protected species, among
which is the small spur-thighed tortoise and
the remaining few pairs of Spanish Imperial
Eagles. The park can be visited with official
tours and would make a wonderful addition
to any trip to the south-west of Spain.

Ann and Roys line dance class continues

each Wednesday at 7pm in the Culture
Centre Camposol.

bus transfer from Camposol. There are still

cabins on Christmas cruises as well, either
from Barcelona, or why not treat yourself
to a relaxing Caribbean cruise in the sun.
Some examples; fly to Havana, and cruise
for 7 nights, then an extension in Havana
or one of the lovely islands such as Cayo
Coco or Cayo Guillermo, or maybe spend
Christmas cruising around the Med, visiting
France, Italy and Malta, then enjoy a
Spanish New Years Eve in Barcelona. Come
in and get your quote today!
For the truly adventurous, there are
amazing prices for transatlantic cruises.
From Barcelona on November 15th, spend
18 nights on board visiting among other
islands the Virgin Islands, St Kitts and Nevis,
the Dominican Republic and arriving finally
in Cuba, then flying home from Havana to
Madrid. All this, plus drinks at meal time,
for just ***3040 total for two people***.
(depending on availability)
For next Spring, plan on a special treat for a
day or two in a Spa hotel there are many
wonderful ones scattered around Spain.
Come in, get your brochure and let us plan
your relaxing indulgent get-a-way.
Dont forget to book your day-trips
away with Dragontours.
On November 6th is a trip to Bullas, for their
famous Zacatin Market and a visit to the
Wine Museum.

For those of you who havent sorted

Christmas yet, you better decide soon as
some of the most popular destinations, such
as Benidorm and Andaluca, are getting
booked up already. Come into Dragontours
and we will book your Christmas hotel with
no hassle to you, either with or without

Follow us on Facebook to see new and

interesting day trips, as well as the old
favourite days out to places like the Aguilas
Carnival and Fallas Festival in Valencia, all
coming up next Spring.
Contact Dragontours for all your travel
needs on 968 199 021
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Los Nietos Golf Society held their

Captains Day at Hacienda del Alamo on
Tuesday 6th September 2015 with a record
turnout of 33 members.
The course presented a number of
challenges for the players and the
conditions were perfect. The Overall
Winner for the day was Trevor Beechey.

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A presentation was held at Bar El Fraile,

the club sponsors, who also provided a

varied menu. A raffle was held for all the

members donated gifts and the two Lindas
(Crook and Smith) did a magnificent job
in selling and raising an incredible 550!
The Vice-Captain Glynn Greasley, who was
thanked by the Captain Rod Smith for all
his hard work and effort over the past year,
went on to say that Avalon had sponsored
100 to the society for the day. Avalon
also donated a further 100 to the club for
every person who took out a policy with

On the following evening the Ladies

Night was held at Antonios Restaurant,
situated in a beautiful location, right on
the sea front of the village of Los Nietos,
overlooking the Mar Menor and La Manga
strip. Another record attendance of over
80 members and their guests enjoyed a

Glyn thanked Antonio for the good food

and for looking after the club. He also
made a presentation of the Henry Wilce
putter to Val Furniss for her contribution
to the club and presented a bouquet of
flowers to Christine Williams, Linda Smith
and Val Furniss for all their work on behalf
of the society.

The heat is still with us, but a small group

of intrepid golfers from Fuente Old Guard
ventured out to the excellent course at

Paul Western seemed to enjoy it the most

coming in with 32 points to take the Overall
Winners Prize and also top spot in Division

The Runner-Up spots in these divisions

were taken by Peter Hansford in Division
Three with 26 points and Barry Martin in
Division Two with 25 points.
Meanwhile up in Division One, Dave
Simpson took first prize with 25 points and
Roy Quigley was a close second with 23

With a warm welcome as usual from the

staff and, although the course was wet in
some places for some reason, an enjoyable
days golf was in store.


The next golf day is on Tuesday 4th October.

To find out more about the golf society,
email or call
at El Fraile Bar and Restaurant, Los Nietos.

Nearest the Pin winners were Maurice

Nafzger, Paul Western and Dave Simpson.
The Twos Pot rolled over to the game in

In second place overall, but first in Division

Two was Phil Carter with 26 points.

Our next game is at Aguilon on October 25th.

If anyone would like to join FOGGS or just
play as a guest, please contact us by email

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With an unusually hot September in the

Murcia Region, Mazarrn Bowls Club
continued with evening roll-ups longer
than usual this year. Morning roll-ups
resumed on 20th September and this was
following by an EGM to appoint a Club
Captain and Vice President.
B r i a n
Carter, from
Cornwall was
Club Captain
for a term
of 2 years
President for

A Good Start To The SAMM Autumn

Race Series
Six boats and their crews competed in
the first day of the Sailing Association
Mar Menors Autumn 2016 Series on
September 11th; a good number considering
many members have not yet returned to
Spain after their summer away.

a term of 4 years. Both these members

bring with them a wealth of experience
to the Managing Committee. Brian Carter
has been Captain and Secretary of his
Club in the UK and Brian Robertson is a
member of the Spanish National Squad
with experience at International level.
With Brian C captaining the two league
teams and Brian R assisting in the
selection of players it is anticipated that
Mazarrn Miners will retain their place in
the First Division of the new LLB league
and Mazarrn Mariners will move up a
division in the South Alicante League.
The Club Championships start this month
with the Club finals in March 2017. The
individual discipline winners will then go on
to play in the Champion of Champions in
April against winners from other Clubs in
the South Valencian Federation.

with the slight adjustments of the handicaps

since last season, the final results were
quite close with Sirocco first followed by
Shoestring Dos and Tres in close pursuit.

Also starting is the Internal Triples League

on 11th October. This in-house competition
comprises 12 teams playing a round robin
of 18 ends for 11 weeks.
Various other competitions in the Autumn
include an annual friendly with the bowls
club from Indalo, the John Smith Trophy
and the Mazarrn Trophy.
All in all is a very busy month ahead for
Mazarrn Bowls Club, however we
always welcome new members whether
experienced or new bowlers.
Further details can be obtained from our
or from the Secretary, Sue Hattrell at

At the debrief everyone agreed that it was

a good course and a very enjoyable day. It
was pleasing to note that almost everyone
stayed for the debrief and a little social gettogether afterwards.
All SAMM races take place from the CTD
sports centre on the beach at Los Narejos.
Registration is at 10am and non-members
are welcome. The next race day was on
September 18th then every other Sunday
until November 27th.
For more information about SAMM see their

Wind was 5 to 7 Knots NE and sea state

moderate. It was decided by the RO to
conduct one race consisting of 6 laps. A
fairly lengthy course was set entailing
approximately 25 to 30 minutes per lap.
Start gate was between the bows of the two
moored ferries with the race officials having
excellent oversight from one. The start gate
was slightly narrower than usual and proved
to be an exciting challenge, which all boats
met with excellent handling skills.
First to go were the two Sailfish with only 5
seconds separating them over the start line.
The dinghy start was even more exciting
with all 4 boats jostling for position and
crossing within seconds of each other, too
close to set them apart.
Six laps proved to be quite tiring for some
of the crews and pretty soon they were all
spaced out over the course. Despite that,

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With a new administration, a new coach

and a new squad of players it was perhaps
inevitable that the 2016-17 season would
start slowly for Mazarrn Football Club
and only one point was gained from the first
three games.

Only Captain
Juan Andreo
remains from
last seasons
t e a m ,
several of the
juvenile team
to the Liga
to the first
team squad
A n d r e o ,
D a v i d ,
addition, former Mazarrn players Boudia,
Jose and Juanillo have rejoined the squad.
Of the new signings, Coco who joined from


Sporting Club Aguileno Chino, formerly with

Bala Azul and CD Alberca and Javi Torrano
from Olimpico de Totana have made an
early impression, each being voted the Los
Amigos de Mazarrn Man of the Match
in the first three games. In addition, the
huge central defender Raso looks to be an
impressive partner for Juan Andreo and
striker Raul, a good target man up front,
although he needs more support in that area.
It would appear that goalscoring could be
a problem as Rauls goal in the third game
against AD Caravaca was Mazarrns
first of the season after 220 minutes play.
The Caravaca game also showed that the
standard of refereeing in the Preferente
Autonomica has not improved; the opposite
if this referees performance is anything to
go by. Mazarrn went into half time on level
terms and were just starting to play some
decent football, but the game changed in
a crazy 20 minute spell when the referee
awarded Caravaca three hotly disputed
penalties, all of which were converted. There
was a catalogue of other glaring errors by the
match officials including two blatant penalty
decisions when Mazarrn players were
clearly tripped in the area and one occasion
when a Caravaca player should have received
a red card for stamping on Captain Juan
The new coach, former Mazarrn player
Francisco Cobo, is certainly vociferous on the
touch line and is attempting to get the team
to play the ball on the ground. However, in
the early games, midfield players were too
often caught in possession and the defence
were resorting to playing long balls up field
to lone striker Raul.
As was thought with so many changes, both
behind the scenes and on the field, it is bound
to take time for the new team to reach its full
potential, but the level of support shown so
far by both the expat and Spanish supporters
has been most encouraging with a good
number of season tickets being sold.
Mazarrns home games are normally
played on Sundays with varying kick off
times. Admission for this season has been
reduced to 3 with juveniles under 16 free.
Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC organise a
supporters coach to most away games at 8
for members and 10 for non-members and
can be booked at the weekly Los Amigos
meetings. Full details of all games, dates
and kick off times are advertised in the local
media, on, on our
Facebook page,
and on posters at various points throughout
Camposol and Mazarrn.
Forthcoming fixtures:
Sunday 2nd October - Cartagena FC UCAM
- away
Sunday 9th October - Racing Murcia City home
Sunday 16th October - SFC Minerva - away
Sunday 23rd October - UD Abanilla - home
Sunday 30th October - AD Alquerias - away
Sunday 6th November - CD Bala Azul - home

outing was on Tuesday 20th to Restaurante

El Faro de Puntas, Calnegre. Members and
friends enjoyed a wonderful day out with
wonderful scenery. For details and availability
of all Luncheon Club outings please email
Maggie at

Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC celebrated

its 10th birthday at the Presidents Bash
held on Tuesday 27th September. Guests
were entertained by the fabulous sound of
Queen Universe who gave their own very
special tribute to Freddie Mercurys Queen.
A full report will be given in next months
The 8th Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC Gala
Evening and Dinner will be held on Tuesday
21st March 2017 at the Hotel la Cumbre when
celebrity guests from the UK will be flying in
to entertain us and support Mazarrn FC.
The Celebrity Golf Day will be on Monday
20th March at Camposol Club de Golf. We are
delighted to announce that Ibex Insurance
and Mazarrn Entertainments Group have
again agreed to be joint sponsors of the Gala

Los Amigos de Mazarrn FC weekly

meetings are held every Thursday at The
Club House, Camposol C at 4pm with the
exception of the last Thursday of each month
which is reserved for the Members Business
Meeting and open to members only. Entry
to Members Business Meetings will only
be allowed on production of a current Los
Amigos Membership Card. Membership
runs from 1st August for 10 which includes
reduced coach travel and reduced prices to
most of our social events including the very
successful monthly Luncheon Club. The
new seasons membership already stands at
over 130.

The Los Amigos September Luncheon Club

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In 2nd place with a score of 35 points was

Clive Fowler.

A Little Patience!!
On Wednesday 24th August members
travelled to Lorca Resort Golf club for the
monthly Stapleford Competition. It was
going to be another of those wonderful
Spanish summer days and so the secretary
had arranged that we could tee off early to
avoid the heat of the day.

The winner was Pete Smithson with a

magnificent score of 41 points.
The 2 Nearest The Pin Winners were Jim
Booth and Paul Allsop, who are pictured
either side of the points winner Pete

The members set off and by the halfway

point some members were either suffering
from the warmth of the sun, or the slow
players in front and patience was becoming
a valuable asset. Having to wait to tee off
seems to be something we all must get
used to.

Charity Quiz Night Friday 21st October

The Camposol Golf Association has organised a Charity Quiz Night for Friday 21st
October at Marianos, Camposol A. This
Quiz will be held in conjunction with the
Harlequin Rock Choir. An optional meal
of Chicken & Chips for 5 will be served
between 7pm & 8pm. The Quiz will start at
8pm prompt until 9pm. The Choir will sing
from 9.159.45pm. They will then have a
15min break whilst the results of the Quiz
and the winners of the Raffle and the Quiz
will be presented with their prizes. The
Choir will sing again from 1010.30pm.
There will then be further Quick Fun Quiz
for half hour until 11pm. If this runs as
smoothly as it sounds I shall be very happy
and immensely surprised! The Harlequin
Rock Choir are brilliant and professional
with such a lot of enthusiasm and talent.
Please come along so that we can swell our
funds to pass on to our charities next year.
of Club de
Golf Mixed
and Pat Morgan
just finished
round to the
CGA Annual
Mixed Competition and
Pam Andrew
and Malcolm
Lee were the
runners up.

However, after a good round of golf, we

all retired to the 19th for a refreshing drink
and to check the scores.
In joint 3rd place with scores of 34 points
were Paul Allsop and Les Bryan.

Heineken and Infinity Car Golf Competition

On 3rd September, Heineken in conjunction
with Infinity Cars sponsored a Golf Competition in which 32 teams of 2 took part.
The competition was 2 Ball Better Ball and
the sponsors presented the prizes to the
Overall Winners - Phil Halton and Lesley
Johnson with 44 points on count back.
Second - Wally Firth & Logan Robertson
Third - Clive and Vron Porter
Scratch Winners - E. Toye and A. Braund
Longest Drive - B. Tape
Nearest the Pin Winners
3rd Hole - Malcolm Lee
5th Hole - Mick Drummond
11th - Hole Steve Dixon
13th - Hole Jim Blair

The October meeting of the Society will

be on 26th at Camposol and we will be at
Aguilon on 24th November. All members
and any guests should let the secretary
know as soon as possible if they wish to
Geoff Sharp

several bottles of virgin olive oil, melons,

a nights stay in a hotel which includes a
round of golf and other prizes too many
to mention. The sponsors and their staff
enjoyed themselves so much with the laidback convivial atmosphere at Camposol
that they have promised to include Camposol in their programme for next year.
The food produced by The Club House was
excellent with a great paella and BBQ.
Firemen v Policemen Golf Competition
This annual event will take place on 5th October. It should be a real fun competition
with 5 Firemen coming over from the UK
especially for this 4 Ball Better Ball match
play competition. If you have not been
a policeman or a fireman, a team will be
nominated for you. This is a great day out
for all participants with lots of friendly rivalry.
Noahs ARC Golf Competition
On 15th October Noahs ARC are holding a
Charity Golf Day at Camposol Golf this will
be a Texas Scramble for teams of 4. There
is a signup sheet in the Golf Shop, so get
your name down for this worthy cause as
they do such an excellent job. The Camposol Golf Association are sponsoring a nearest the pin on the 11th hole for both Ladies
and Gents.

The sponsors were extremely generous,

but the winners Phil & Lesley cannot unfortunately take advantage of the first prize,
of a 2 night stay with 2 rounds of golf for
the Final Round of this Competition at La
Sella in November as they will be out of the
country. This prize was therefore passed
to the runners up. There were numerous
prizes in a draw, which included golf bags,

Christmas Dinner Dance

This will be at Hotel Costas Celebration
Rooms in Mazarrn Town on 9th December. The price is 25 for an 8 course meal,
coffee, liquors, wine, beer, water AND soft
drinks all the time you are eating your
meal. There will be an optional bus stopping at all the usual stops on Camposol
and Mazarrn Country Club for 5 a head
Betty Roberts

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This course despite the summer heat has

been kept in great condition, with fast
greens and fairways with a good deal of
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Varied Statistics on Spanish Property

With the years second quarter statistics
released at the end of July, it is clear that
something has changed in the Spanish
property market.
Although several official bodies all reveal
a sharp slowdown in sales and property
values, they vary significantly with each
other. The General Council of Notaries
announced a considerable fall in property
sales of 7.9%! This is the first time the
market has contracted for several years.
They also noted a decline in both mortgages
and house prices. The National Statistics
Institute recorded a disappointing 1.1%
increase in sales up until July 2016 this is
still an increase you might say. However the
month previous showed a healthy 19.4%

stimulus in the economy regarding jobs and

infrastructure projects. Since December last
year, there has been no effective government
and despite a re-run of the election in June,
yielding the same result, the politicians
have neglected the country in favour of
permanent electioneering, squabbling and
generally talking down the electability of
each other. The result has been a dip in
confidence across all markets and sectors.
Like every country, the Spanish people need
leadership and direction and with another
election due in December we shouldnt be
expecting change anytime soon.
Kenneth Whettall
Commercial Director
Fuente Alamo Real Estate/Murcia Coast
& Country

Whilst the property market here in Spain

is not exactly in recession, there has
undoubtedly been a pause in growth.
All the official data providers attempt to offer
some kind of reason for the slowdown and
unsurprisingly BREXIT was not one of them.
This is simply because the foreign buyers
market is not a particularly large segment
of the overall property market here in Spain.
In the past couple of years the Spanish
economy has been growing quickly relative
to the rest of Europe and in some financial
quarters even faster than the UK economy.
Consequently, whatever impact Brexit had,
or more precisely, the reduced value of the
pound against the Euro, this does not affect
other foreign buyers. Also, whilst there was
a short-term drop in buyer interest from the
UK, the market has bounced back to more or
less pre-referendum conditions.

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The generally accepted reasons for the

slowdown in sales have been the perpetual
state of flux regarding the deadlock in
government, resulting in virtually no

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Advertisers Directory

Page numbers are in black

La Mariposa (43)

968 631 008

Auna (74)
Corral & Alcaraz (79)
Legal View (61)

968 703 473

968 078 754
968 199 237

Airport Parking:
Airpark Murcia (73)
Seguro Parking (83)

618 806 989

622 062 115

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Martinez de la Casa (69)
665 810 411
Bars, Cafs & Restaurants:
Bar/Rest La Llana (30) 968 103
Bar Yan (74)
666 999
968 150
Blues House (83)
Caf Buenavista (84) 868 088
Cafeteria Plaza (77)
968 705
Calle Delicias (35)
667 238
968 158
Elliots (67)
La Chara (25)
968 152
La Mariposa (43)
968 631
La Taberna de Juan Chara (84)
968 152
Lizs Caf (37)
696 724
Los Balcones (81)
968 002
Mamma Mia (93)
968 153
968 131
Piccolo (3)
Quality Indian (87)
968 199
Restaurante Amapola (19)
968 156
Restaurante Sagitario (95)
602 500
Spice Villa (3)
968 199
Tels Bar (85)
634 143
653 081
The Arches (30)
The Clover Bar (88)
695 534
The Condado Club (85) 868 082
The Skye Bar & Pizzeria (87)
868 082
Totana Tennis Club (84)
968 421
Tropic Anas (49)
699 060
968 154
Viggos (84)


Builders/Building Services:
Aluminium Exposure (51)
686 733
Brian Jones (63)
646 705
Camposol British Builder (23)
685 225
968 153
CRS Builders (7)
JD Roofing & Building (96)
630 269
Kevin Flyscreens (73) 650 662
622 691
S & D Builders (77)
Tonys Building Services (83)
647 119
Woodworks Direct (42) 649 540
Car Hire:
Bolnuevo Cars (7)


968 150 979


Care Agencies:
Calida Caring Agency (61)
634 317 092
Casa Community Care (63)
635 951 031
Mazarrn Home Care (81)
643 376 500


Bolarin Neumticos (18)

968 632 349
Bradley Breakers (70) 607 848 332
Car Re-Plating (37)
677 353 136
Fiat Cartagena (59)
968 536 151
Fiat Murcia (59)
968 858 582
Hyundai Cartagena (17)968 536 243
Specialist Vehicles SL (99)
968 146 158
Vehicle Storage (83)
602 643 436


Cars Sales/Services:

Lizs Caf (37)

696 724 123

Chimney Sweep:
Llamas Chimeneas (35) 609 415 254
Sooty & Son (60)
660 478 881
Camposol Oven Clean (50)
666 917
KJ Total Care (100)
688 697
Limpiezas Rosy (62)
680 588
Oven Cleaning Specialists (42)
635 750


Computer Repairs/Sales/Servicing:
968 970 666
Compusurf (103)
968 971 893
Loco Murcia (55)
Clinica Camposol (69) 968 199 111
Dr Olivier Houdusse (67)
968 153 645
English Speaking Dentist (75)
968 707 428
Escrident, Balsicas (30)968 580 943
968 077 396
Fescodent (77)
Indent Dentist (Fuente Alamo) (33)
968 596 306
LG Dental (San Pedro) (33)
968 186 660
Electricians & Electricals:
672 850
AC Services (29)
Louis Harris (37)
619 712
Sparxx Electrical Services (46)
642 172
868 181
TJ Electricals (23)


Harlequin Choir (89)
RETRO (86)

628 149 840

657 596 638

Equipment Hire:
Freedom Mobility (51) 638 893 357
Kidease Nursery Hire (63)
690 230 538
Funeral Plans/Services:
968 153 396
ASSSA (21)
Forever Flowers (11) 634 333 201
Ibex Insurance (12)
958 595 945
Cash Clearances (55) 727 734
El Brujo(25)
669 758
DFS (31)
968 334
968 153
Furniture Plus (104)
Oceans Rattan Furniture (13)
868 813


Garden Services:
All Season Gardens (64)640 079 161
Anchor Landscapes (10)622 648 038
Garden Centre 2003 (72)
626 957 599
Home Space (14)
665 951 600
Jardineria El Milagro (70)
610 949 595
619 869 115
Tidy Gardens (64)
YPM Gardening (74)
628 234 045
Hairdressers & Barbers:
968 158 433
Janes Salon (21)
The Beauty Palace (103)
968 971 828
The Salon (59)
691 916 717
Health & Beauty:
Beauty by the Golf (44) 602 584 714
Calida Caring Agency (61)
634 317 092
Cambridge Weight Loss (81)
673 162 695
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609 265 899

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602 643 436
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Costa Clida Chronicle - October 2016



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11. La Torre
28. San Pedro del Pinatar
29. Torre 19. San Javier
9. Fuente
12. Los Alcazares

32. El Paraton
5. Caadas del
Las Palas Blanca
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4. Camposol RM-3
20. Tallante

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14. Mazarrn

22. Purias



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1. Alhama
de Murcia
21. Totana



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13. Los Belones
24. Cabo de Palos
32. La Union
25. La Manga Club

35. Cartagena

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