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First of all we would like to congratulate all students who have gained passes in their recent school exams with a special men- tion to Shannon, Connor and Nathan Rob- ertson who have contributed each month to the Childrens’ Chatterbox. Shannon

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THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Alan Monk – TV News Caroline Jaine – Mar Menor Musings Christine Lawford - Poem Clive & Rosie Palmer – Exploring Murcia Dick Handscombe – Gardening George Mitchell – Never a Dull Moment Ian Field – Fitness, Month by Month Ken Whettall – Housing Update Jane Cronin – Learning Spanish Liz Edmison Property Matters/ Out & About Paco Vet – Animal Matters Sara Millbank – Ma Millbank’s Kitchen Think Spain – Spanish News

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If you are an existing customers 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 costacalidachronicle@gmail.com with Business News in the subject box.

Luxury Mattress Toppers Add some comfort to your sleep this Au- tumn with a Luxury Mattress Topper. Yorkshire Linen now has all sizes in stock of Memory Foam or Deep Filled Toppers. Sleep better with an extra layer of comfort. Come and see them both in store now. Tel 968 595 946 (Mazarrón) 968 193 912 (San Javier)

Confident Choice provides a profes- sional, caring translation and interpreting service. Want to be able to communicate? Confident Choice can devise Spanish courses/classes to suit your individual needs whether you would rather have one to one classes and study at you own pace or be part of a group. Can’t take your pet on holiday with you? Confident Choice will care for your pet in your own home. Excellent references can be provided for your peace of mind. Contact Carol on 690 190 230

Anchor Landscapes is a fully registered, new gardening business founded on Cam- posol, Mazarròn. They have all new pro- fessional equipment, including a transit tipper truck, to clear the site immediately after completion of work. Leave the hard work to Anchor Landscapes, so you can relax and enjoy your garden. Call Martin on 622 648 038

If you have not been to the Totana Ten- nis Club for a Menu del Dia then you have missed a real gem! This lovely restaurant is situated high up with lovely views over the tennis courts and the surrounding countryside. Totana Tennis Club offers a rst class Menu del Dia for only 9€ which includes a salad, plus 3 courses, coffee and a drink and is available from Monday until Friday. For reservations call 968 421 804

Forget all those tedious time wasting and costly outings to research the prop- erty market, whether buying or selling. Y.I.P.P.I.E act solely in your interests to achieve a speedy and satisfactory solution through their completely independent and personalised service, backed up by their extensive local knowledge and contacts. Unique opportunity - Satisfaction guaranteed! Tel 0034 677 306 236

La Vida Bar in El Pareton is starting a se- ries of Murder Mystery Nights; the first of which will be on 6 th September. These promise to be a lot of fun with the oppor- tunity to dress up and really get involved. Call Michelle or Sheryl for more details on 625 917 425 or pop into the bar and have a chat.

Come and join in the FUN FUN FUN! on Saturday 6 th September at Black Bull, Camposol B!! Starting at 4pm, there’s something for everyone!! Market Stalls with cosmetics, lingerie, handbags etc; music, games and entertainment for the kids by Lisa B from 4-7pm; pre-school bouncy castle and face painting; Profes- sional Bollywood Dancing to spice up the evening, complemented by gorgeous, freshly cooked Indian cuisine provide by the Welcome Palace.

For all you ‘wannabe cowboys’ out there, test your staying power with the Black Bull Burger Challenge!!

Live music provided by a very special band, from 9pm until late.

What a wonderful way to say farewell to the summer! Thank you from everyone at Black Bull. Tel 634 374 381

Well it’s the end of the summer, which means the end of The Camposol Trian- gle. Boo hiss! The Closing Party is on Saturday 13 th September with Eddie B and undoubtedly one of the Triangle’s most popular singers Miss Chloe Leigh! See the What’s On pages for other acts. Hasta Luego - see you in 2015 for another fantastic season.

The place to be on the Mar Menor! La Casa Familiar at Los Urrutias provides everything you want from Breakfast to Sunday Roast and even Short Mat Bowls. Live music is their speciality – look at the What’s On in this month’s Chronicle for full details. Tel 968 543 103

Have you visited Dock of The Bay yet

in Puerto de Mazarron? This new bar and

restaurant is really different. Specialising

in food from around the globe, this new

venture has something for everyone and is not to be missed. If you also like a Gin & Tonic then you simply must visit their new ‘Gin Bar’. Tel 868 975 375

One of the latest restaurants in the area

to join our Menu del Dia Guide is the

La Gloria in Puerto de Mazarron. If you turn right as you enter the new marina

you will find this restaurant near the end

of the Nuevo Puerto Deportivo. They have

a great value menu, which is available

7 days a week and is only 9€ including drinks and coffee. Tel 968 154 316

Have you got foot problems after the long hot summer? Have you got hard skin on your feet? Are you Diabetic and are worried about your feet?

Do you struggle to keep your feet and toe nails looking good? Call Phillip Dawe, Chiropodist for an appointment on 968 150 244/659 468

092

If you want to enjoy the cooler autumn

evenings on your patio, you need a superb gas or wood burning patio heater. Llamas Chimeneas in Mazarrón have a good se- lection to choose from. Call into the shop or call 968 591 030 for more information

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Hi again from Bob with all the latest news from Welcome. There’s a lot of exciting news to get through.

Welcome. There’s a lot of exciting news to get through. We had our Out- side Dance

We had our Out- side Dance at Mariano’s on Camposol A on July 23 rd , with the popular Paul Christie sing- ing Gene Pitney and Roy Orbison songs and a few others for good measure. He was joined by the de- lectable Maria O’Hara singing all our favourites. Everybody was dancing under the stars and it was another fantastic night.

Most of this month’s news is about what’s coming up rather than what’s hap- pened. Firstly, at the time of writing, due to cancellations, there are now a few rooms avail- able on our trip to Galicia, leaving on September 15 th for ve nights B & B, staying overnight in Salamanca, 3 nights in Santiago de Com- postela, with trips to La Coruna, Vigo and Potevedra included and overnight on the return journey in Avila. Call Rosemary for the latest situation.

journey in Avila. Call Rosemary for the latest situation. Our September 24 t h Dance will

Our September 24 th Dance will be with “Status Quo” and “The Eagles” performed by 5 fabulous musicians. Tickets 10€ (5€ for chicken & chips).

The Ladies’ Evening is on October 1 st , with the usual stalls selling Jewellery, Cards, etc with a Fashion Show, Bingo and entertain- ment by Woody. Ladies, get your ticket now for just 3€ before it’s too late.

Our October 22 nd Dance is with Darren Jones and Gemma. Tickets are 8€ (5€ for chicken & chips).

The November 19 th Dance is with Kevin Ty- ler and the lovely Joanne. Tickets 8€ (5€ for chicken & chips).

There are still places available on our trip to Madrid in November, leaving on 27 th and staying 4 nights B & B at Hotel TrypCibeles, on the Gran Via and close to restaurants, the Metro, tourist buses and top shops for Christ- mas shopping. Tickets 260€ including trips to Toledo, The Valley Of The Fallen, and on Sunday, a day at the races to place your bets.

Names are being taken now for our Christ- mas Party Night on December 10 th and also the New Year’s Eve Party. The Christmas Party sees the return of the ever-popular Ricky Levazza and at just 12€ per ticket, this will sell fast, so reserve your ticket now. (5€ extra for chicken & chips). Entertainment on New Year’s Eve will be by Rob Sweeney,

Dan Davey and our own Christine. Only 20€ including cold buffet.

Christmas in Benidorm, leaving on Decem- ber 23 rd for 4 night’s full board at Hotel Helios, close to all attractions and Levante beach is a bargain at 240€ including Gala Christmas Day Lunch and all coach travel.

Just announced is a romantic Valentine Weekend away in Benalmadena, leaving on February 12 th for 3 nights half board at Hotel Triton. Tickets 165€ pp including trips to Ner- ja and Mijas and the highlight of the weekend, tickets to the Ricky Levazza Show ‘The Power Of Love’. Book now to avoid disappoint- ment.

Also just announced is the Superior Cruise For 2015 - 13 nights commencing 27 th May. First night is in a 4* hotel in Valencia before

travelling on to Barcelona to pick up The Vi- sion of the Seas (part of the Royal Caribean Fleet), calling at Villefrance, Florence, Rome, Naples, Ravena, Kotor and Venice for 2 days. Prices from 1204€ - a fantastic price for 13 days.

Book/Jigsaw dates for September are 9 th and 23 rd . Ring Jo on 669 457 985 for more details.

Petanca is on October 1 st at the rear of Mari- ano’s, Camposol A. Ring Les on 968 131 880 for more information.

All events are held at Mariano’s, Camposol A unless stated otherwise. For tickets and fur- ther details of all our events, call Rosemary on 620 105 179 Email rosemarybeak@hotmail.com www.welcomegroupspain.com,

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Evaluate Your Garden Before Planting Anything New by Dick Handscombe, holistic gardener and author living in Spain for over 25 years

This summer has been unique in that if a storm or gota fria did not arrive during the last weeks of August we are entering Septem- ber with no, or well below normal, rainfalls for a year, not knowing whether the record drought will break in September, October or even November - which did happen about twelve years ago when we had three weeks of rain in November.

So, since it is still too hot to do any heavy work or plant things new, this is a good time to evaluate your garden in terms of how it has weathered the drought.

To save time, do this objectively by deciding on the most important points for your ma- ture, maturing or new areas of the garden. The format that follows would help tremen- dously:

Having completed the analysis, consider the following questions:

1. Which of the strengths could we repli- cate in other areas of the garden?

2. Which of the greatest successes should we repeat elsewhere without losing interest in the overall garden?

3. Which of the weaknesses need cor- recting before next spring?

4. Which of the greatest failures need immediate removal and how can they be avoided in the future?

5. What totally new features and plant- ings should we introduce before next spring?

6. What can we do to collect, store and better distribute any rainfall that falls before next summer? In this respect you will find the ideas described in the book now available at only £3.99 from Amazon UK and 4.25€ from Amazon ES. The ISBN number for ordering through book shops is 978-

1499228601.

The cover photograph on the book ‘How to Use Less Water in Your Garden’ is
The cover photograph on the book ‘How to
Use Less Water in Your Garden’ is an Epi-
cactus in the deep shade of a carob tree. The
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spectacular flowers are 15 centimetres long and have a diameter of 15 centimetres. The flowers only last for one or two days, but are still well worth having in the garden. A mature plant can have several flowers out at once. It is easy to take cuttings to build up a collection in containers. Indeed this is so for many suc- culents and cacti, but do use a gritty open compost and ensure containers drain well and do not become waterlogged. Yes, one day we will have long heavy down pours again!

Yes, one day we will have long heavy down pours again! Another succulent worth propagating to

Another succulent worth propagating to have a collection of plants is Aloe Vera. The jelly-

like flesh in the thick leaves is good as an after-sun skin soother and if you have taken to buying drinks or yogurts with added Aloe Vera gel, it is less expensive and possibly more beneficial if you eat a teaspoonful a day of the natural fresh gel. I keep a leaf in the fridge for this purpose.

By the way, do recognise the benefit of an aromatic background perfume for your gar- den, especially from herbs as we take in some 300 to 400 grams of oxygen a day and it must be better for the lungs to be refreshed by a touch of aromatic oils than the pollution from cars, smoking and the sweaty summer air of full bars and gyms. Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Basil, Oregano, Mint and Lavender plants are all useful in this respect.

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The Calle Mayor, which leads away from the Town Hall Square and the sea, is where many of those who made their fortunes as a result of mining in the Cartagena area dur- ing the second half of the 19 th Century built their new houses. Several of these are par- ticularly striking and are described in many of the local guidebooks. A relatively short walk up the main street and those which go on from it to the Plaza de España, will pass several of these and it is well worthwhile having a look at their ornate designs so typi- cal of that period.

circular stone balustrade balcony above the entrance and two larger iron railed balconies in front of windows to either side. There is a smaller windowed floor above with metal- lic decoration between the windows, but no balconies. Unfortunately, as the notice by the Casino entrance makes clear, entry is restricted to members only. Inside, like most Casinos in Spanish cities, there are reading rooms, a library, meeting rooms and a ballroom. The staircase is said to be a notable feature together with a cen- tral square courtyard.

in marking the beginning of Cartage- na’s expansion to the north after the so-called Cantonal Wars which began in mid-1873 when Cartagena rebelled against the First Spanish Republic Gov- ernment. The house stands where gates in the city wall existed until the mid-18 th Century. It is said that an impressive spiral staircase and ballroom have been preserved in the interior of the building.

As you continue to walk up Puertas de Mur- cia and into Calle Carmen, you will see many other ornate and highly decorated buildings on both sides, many with windows protrud- ing over the street below. These include the Casa Dorda, no’s 55-57. This is a white painted and extensive building at the end of the street, with large ground floor pic- ture windows and three further floors with the usual balustrade or iron railed balconies, where they have not been converted into enclosed areas. It was built for the Dorda brothers and involved the reconstruction of an earlier building. The building is in an area which was reclaimed from the sea in Roman times. A sign outside the building tells you that it was designed in 1908 by Vic- tor Beltri and has inside, an important patio in a neo-Arab style. However, to see this feature you may have to wait and count on the generosity of a resident of the building’s apartments who is arriving or leaving the locked main entrance. If you can get inside, the highly decorated pa- tio with a small water feature to one side is well worth a quick glance.

Casa Cer- vantes at 13 Calle Mayor is visible from the square outside the Town
Casa Cer-
vantes at 13
Calle Mayor is
visible from
the square
outside the
Town Hall. It
is an ornately
d e c o ra t e d
white mar-
ble building
a little way
up the road
on the left
hand side.
Its façade,
c o v e r i n g
four floors,
is highly or-
nate. Today, the bottom floor houses a
bank. The next two floors have seven sets
of double windows opening onto iron-railed
balconies and at each end there are balco-
nies which have been covered in by a win-
dow. The house name unsurprisingly comes
from that of the first owner, one Cervantes
Serafin Contreras, who made his fortune
from mining. He commissioned the Barce-
lonan architect Victor Beltri with the build-
ing which was built between 1897 and 1900.
The bronze reliefs on the front door are said
to represent Mercury and Minerva, as repre-
sentatives of trade and industry.
1916.
Separated
from the
Casa Cer-
vantes by
a bar, is 15
Calle Mayor,
the Casino,
the origins
of which lie
in the late
18 th Century
Palacio del
Marques de
C a s a t i l l y
and was once
the residence
of the Cap-
tain General
of the Roy-
al Spanish
Navy. Considerable work was done on the
exterior in the last decade of the 19 th Cen-
tury and the present baroque fronted ap-
pearance is again the work of Victor Beltri as
indicated by the bronze plaque on the pave-
ment outside which refers to the Palacio
Casatilly with the date 1897. The ground
floor boasts an ornate main entrance to the
building with large windows to either side.
On the first floor, window-doors open on to
iron railed balconies either side of the dou-
ble height main entrance. The upper half of
the building exterior is painted, with a semi-

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When you reach the Plaza San Se- bastian walk- ing up Calle Mayor, you will
When you
reach the
Plaza San Se-
bastian walk-
ing up Calle
Mayor, you
will see to
the right one
of the most
emblematic
modernistic
buildings in
Cartagena;
The Grand
Hotel. The
history of
this building
is interest-
ing. It was
designed in 1909 for Celestino Martinez,
whose fortune had also come from the min-
ing industry. Both the owner and architect
died before the building was completed and
the project was finished by Victor Beltri in
However, while it had originally been
conceived as a residence, it was decided by
the original owner’s heirs, that the building
should be turned into a hotel. The lower
floors are said to be more classical in their
design than the more modernistic upper
floors, reflecting the two architects who
worked on the project. The ‘hotel’ (today
the Bank of Murcia is the most obvious oc-
cupant) has a total of seven floors with a
zinc cupola crowning the main, rounded cor-
ner elevation. Iron railings, or stone balus-
trades, enclose the terraces outside the win-
dows for the whole height of the building.
Just a short
distance up
the road
which con-
tinues on
from the
Calle Mayor,
1 Puertas
de Murcia is
known as the
Casa Pedre-
ño. Today,
the build-
ing houses a
bank, Caja
Murcia, and
stands at
the head of a
small square.
It extends
over four floors with the two upper stories
having balustraded balconies in front of long
windows. There are carved figures/heads in
the stonework on and beneath the terraces.
This building was designed by the architect
Carlos Mancha for a foundry owner, Andres
Pedreño. According to one of the local
guidebooks, this house was significant
At the end of Calle Carmen, you arrive at
the Plaza de España and cannot fail to no-
tice the impressive building across it. This
is the Casa Zapata, a strange looking stone
built building; now a school. The building
is surrounded by scalloped stone walls with
ironwork filling the semi-circular depres-
sions. Note the small cupola with its spike
at the front of the building which, from the
side, looks a little like a church. In fact,
the building was again designed by Victor
Beltri, in 1909, for a lawyer, Miguel Zapata,
who intended it as a wedding present for
his wife. The construction utilised blocks of
stone from the city wall built under the or-
ders of Charles III.
Part taken from ‘Exploring Murcia – Cart-
agena’ by Clive and Rosie Palmer who have
written several guide books on towns and
regions in Murcia. Their book, ‘Exploring
Murcia, Days Out’ is available to buy from
the CHM/Costa Cálida Chronicle office on
Camposol B, Best Wishes (who also stock
other of their books), or phone Patti on 968
433 978. All their books can be viewed at
and obtained from www.lulu.com, or con-
tact clive.palmer5@btinternet.com.

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Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 and was christened Willian McGuire
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 and was christened Willian McGuire
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 and was christened Willian McGuire
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 and was christened Willian McGuire
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 and was christened Willian McGuire
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 and was christened Willian McGuire
Bill Bryson was born
in Des Moines, Iowa,
in 1951 and was
christened Willian
McGuire Bryson. He
shot to prominence
in the UK with the
publication of Notes
from a Small Is-
land (1995), an ex-
ploration of Britain
and its accompany-
ing television series.
He received wide-
spread recognition
again with the publi-
cation of A Short History of Nearly Every-
thing (2003), a book widely acclaimed for its
accessible communication of science.
ety, becoming the first non-Briton to receive
this honour.
lished under several titles since 1984 and it
catalogues some of the English language’s
most commonly misused words and phrases
N
e
i
t h e r
Here Nor
There: Trav-
els in Eu-
rope - 1991
This humor-
ous trav-
elogue docu-
ments the
author’s tour
of Europe in
1990, with
many flash-
backs to two
summer tours
in order to demonstrate preferable usage. It
helps writers and editors think about how to
make written communication clearer.
Bryson describes the English language as a
valuable entity, with no two experts agree-
ing on any point of usage, claiming that those
guides that do exist for the common user
often expect the reader to be familiar with
grammatical terms not encountered since
(or even at) school. The aim is accomplished
using a large degree of humour as well as a
willingness to hold the experts he quotes up
to the light for their own failings, thus illus-
trating how easy it is to make errors of usage.
One
Sum-
mer: Ameri-
Bryson settled in England for many years and
was the chief copy editor of the business sec-
tion of The Times. In 1995 he moved back to
America with his wife and four children for a
few years, but has since returned to live in
the UK and was Chancellor of Durham Univer-
sity from 2005-2011.
ca 1927
In
the sum-
mer
of 1927,
America
had
a
booming
stock
mar-
ket,
a Presi-
dent
who
Bryson writes in various genres and his best-
selling travel books include The Lost Con-
tinent, Notes From a Small Island, A
Walk in the Woods and Down Under. His
acclaimed work of popular science, A Short
History of Nearly Everything, won the
Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and
was the biggest selling non-fiction book of
the decade in the UK. He has also written
two popular works on the history of the Eng-
lish language, Mother Tongue and Made in
America and, more recently, an update of
his guide to usage, Bryson’s Dictionary of
Troublesome Words.
he made in
1972 and
1973 during
his college
days. Parts
featured his
1973 tour, fo-
cusing on the pseudonymous “Stephen Katz”
who accompanied Bryson. His trip begins in
the winter, in Hammerfest, Norway, where
Bryson’s goal is to see the Northern Lights.
He visits numerous locations throughout Eu-
rope, commenting on the various aspects of
worked
just
four
hours
a
day
(and
life in different parts of Europe and compar-
ing them to
how he expe-
rienced them
in his ear-
lier visits. The
book ends
with Bryson
slept
much
of the rest of
the
time), a
semi-crazed
sculptor with
a
mad
plan
to
carve four
giant
heads
reaching Is-
tanbul and
into
an inac-
cessible mountain called Rushmore, a devas-
contemplat-
In November 2006, Bryson interviewed the
then Prime Minister Tony Blair on the state of
science and education and on 13 December
2006, Bryson was awarded an honorary OBE
for his contribution to literature. The follow-
ing year, he was awarded the James Joyce
Award by the Literary and Historical Society
of University College Dublin. In May 2007, he
became the President of the Campaign to Pro-
tect Rural England and in May 2013, he was
elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Soci-
ing on how
the city is the
gateway to
Asia.
tating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational
murder trial and a youthful aviator named
Charles Lindbergh who started the summer
wholly unknown and finished it as the most
famous man on earth. (So famous that Min-
nesota considered renaming itself after him.)
B
r y s o n ’ s
Dictionary
of Trouble-
It was the summer that saw the birth of talk-
ing pictures, the invention of television, the
some Words
peak of Al Capone’s reign of terror, the hor-
– 2002
rifying bombing of a school in Michigan by a
This book has
been
pub-
madman, the ill-conceived decision that led to
the Great Depression, the thrillingly improb-
able return to greatness of a wheezing, over-
the-hill baseball player named Babe Ruth,
and an almost impossible amount more.
In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson
spins a story of brawling adventure, reck-
less optimism and delirious energy. With the
trademark brio, wit and authority that have
made him Britain’s favourite writer of narra-
tive non-fiction, he rolls out an unforgetta-
ble cast of vivid and eccentric personalities
to bring to life a forgotten summer when
America came of age, took centre stage and
changed the world for ever.
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The Leo Club Association is made up of young people from 12 to 18 years old who want to help their community. The Mazarrón Bahia Leo Club and its spon- sor the Lions Club of Mazarrón Bahia are continuing with helping to raise funds for the long-awaited play area for the Camposol children and visitors. The Leo Club and the Lions Club are celebrat- ing the agreement of the licence being granted to them so that work can now start on the football ground.

The Mazarrón Leos joined the Fiesta Day on August 16 th at the Camposol Golf Club where they did pebble painting with younger children. A percentage of the funds raised on that day has been given to

the play area fund.

The Mazarrón Leos are continuing to raise funds and will hold a Fund Raising Event at the Trevi Bar, Camposol B with Pitu on September 26 th with all profits go- ing to fund the much-needed play area.

all profi ts go- ing to fund the much-needed play area. Tickets Are On Sale At

Tickets Are On Sale At 5€ from any Leo member, from The Lions Club Stall every Friday at 11am on Camposol B Commercial Centre and at Branded, Camposol B.

The Lions and Camposol, where this club is based, are very proud of the Leos and thank them for their wonderful effort. The Leos are very grateful to the many people of Camposol who support them and they welcome new members.

The Mazarrón Bahia Leos meet fort- nightly on a Friday at the Camposol Cul- tural Centre at 7pm to 9pm. For more information please call the Leo Advisor, Virginia Barker on 654 874 563

call the Leo Advisor, Virginia Barker on 654 874 563 Our next bi-an- nual event The
call the Leo Advisor, Virginia Barker on 654 874 563 Our next bi-an- nual event The

Our next bi-an- nual event The GOmaD Au- tumn/Winter Fashion Show at Mariano’s Res- taurant, Cam- posol A will be on 20 th October, so when you are sorting out your winter wardrobe and you find any clothing you no longer want, please think of us.

We are also hold- ing a Table-Top Event at Tony and Ann’s house: 6 Calle Alicante, Camposol A on Friday 3 rd October 2014, from 11am-3pm. For 10€ you can secure a stall to display and sell your craftwork or saleable items. Refreshments will be provided, so please join us and pick up some ideas for your Christmas shopping list. Those wishing to secure a table please call

shopping list. Those wishing to secure a table please call Ann on 634 108 695. Our

Ann on 634 108 695.

Our Christmas Dance on 19 th December 2014 will be held at The Club House, Cam- posol C. The price for the three course meal and music by Paul Michael will be 20€ and is open to all, so please come and enjoy a fantastic evening and help us raise funds for those whose lives are less fortu- nate than ours. Tickets will be available from Table Top Sale, Camposol B on the second and last Friday in the month, both shops, or from Ann 634 108

695 or Denise

666 305 780

from October

or from Ann 634 108 695 or Denise 666 305 780 from October 2014 onwards. T

2014 onwards.

T h r o u g h o u t

the

summer

months we have been creating a ‘Toy Box’, as many children accompany their parents to Aid Day and they can choose a toy to take home. We wish to thank the Lions for responding to our request for toys, together with Marge and Arthur from the charity Swap Tears for Smiles, who have also kindly donated toys. Our gratitude also goes to Carol Everett who generously donated 200€ to the charity from one of her recent events. We appeal again this month for toys for the ‘Toy Box’, together with shower gel, shampoo, sanitary towels and nappies. We have got 52 babies under 2 on our books, so anything you donate for little ones will be gratefully received.

We decided to close the Mazarrón shop dur-

ing August, but from 2 nd September it is again open for business. The Puerto de Mazarrón shop is still only open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as we need more staff to en- able us to open more days, so if you feel that you could help us in volunteering your time to help us raise much needed funds please call Denise 666 305 780 or Caroline 634 006

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26 th September This giant fund raising event has been go- ing since 1990. It is mainly run by Macmil- lan Cancer Support in the UK by hundreds of people organising a coffee morning to raise funds for the charity. The event grew from a local fundraising event in the first year to a countrywide event the following year. There are now over 154,000 people registering to host an event and it was swiftly dubbed the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. In 2013 a record £20 million was raised - that is quite staggering!

You do not have to be a coffee drinker to take part, as in the years since it started the event

has grown to include something for every- one. Now amidst the coffee mornings you can find karaoke nights, pub quizzes and gar- den parties.

When friends say ‘Do you want to meet up for a coffee?’ why not get together and have some fun and raise money for a good cause? Here on the Costa Cálida MABS is a cancer charity that is close to so many of our hearts. Make September the month for rais- ing as much money as possible for MABS. If you do not want to host a coffee morning, maybe you can get a group of your friends to meet at your favourite bar or café and put an extra euro in the pot and maybe hold a raffle

to raise extra money?

Why not send a photo and a small write- up in from your coffee morning and we can put some of them in the next edition of the Chronicle? Please send any articles as word documents and all photos as separate jpg’s.

MABS Area Coordinators:

Janet Bell, Mar Menor 634 310 783 Zue Burgess, Mazarron 639 665 370 Cecillia, North East Murcia 638 343 458 Ann Brighton, North West (Calasparra) 608 999 203

343 458 Ann Brighton, North West (Calasparra) 608 999 203 Hi it’s Shannon here. I haven’t

Hi it’s Shannon here. I haven’t written in a while, but I’m going to tell you about the Beach Mission I attended in Torrevieja during August.

the Beach Mission I attended in Torrevieja during August. It was a great experience and one

It was a great experience and one I hope to repeat. I was the first to arrive onto the scene because the couple who run the mis- sion needed some extra hands for helping out where possible. Another girl, called Charis, joined me later on the first day, so I wasn’t alone for long. As we were the first at the church, we got to share the air conditioned flat area!

church, we got to share the air conditioned fl at area! On the second day, both

On the second day, both of us had to be up and raring to go at seven o’clock in the morning, which was difficult because we had stayed up until the early hours talking and laughing. Breakfast was to be on the table by eight o’clock, so we rushed to get ready. The other girls arrived on the Saturday. There were three of them. They were very nice and eager to help.

At ten o’clock the Beach Mission started. All of us traipsed down to the beach, at exactly the same spot as last year. We set up a col- ourful parachute and began to play games. We had a really good crowd of Spanish, Eng- lish, German and even Russian children. They all seemed to enjoy themselves. The games only lasted about half an hour, so all of us had Free Time to do what we wanted. There was a market nearby so all the girls and I went over to take a look. It was brilliant and the stalls stretched on forever!

On the Saturday afternoon, the only boy and three other girls arrived. I knew the boy and one other girl from last year, so we clicked instantly. The Big Beach Games began at half past six, so we all had lunch and got dressed in our uniforms. In the afternoon, the games were different because we had quizzes and

competitions with prizes! All of the people in the church were separated into teams, and because there were three men, or three males, they were team leaders. Some of the girls didn’t like that very much because they were older than our team leader, who was only eighteen! Charis, my ‘roommate’ and I were on the Green Team with Stewart, the boy. My friend Bethany joined us on the third day, but she wasn’t in my team, unfortunate- ly.

third day, but she wasn’t in my team, unfortunate- ly. I was the offi cial photographer

I was the official photographer of the mis- sions as well as assistant cook, cleaner, table wiper and, occasionally, dish washer, so I was very proud! Some of the teenagers from the church joined us to help, which was much ap- preciated. I didn’t want the week to end.

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To foster a culture of peace personally, locally and globally, awakening in indi- viduals and the nations and organiza- tions of which they are a part, their in- herent potential to be and act as Path- ways To Peace.

On Sunday 21 st September 2014, millions of people around the world will participate in ac- tivities, events, concerts and festivals to cel- ebrate the International Day of Peace. At noon in every time zone, a moment of silence will be held, sending a Peace Wave around the world.

Established by the United Nations General As- sembly in 1981, “Peace Day” is an opportu- nity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. Pathways To Peace, working with members of the UN, helped obtain historic levels of support for Peace Day. In 1984,

Pathways To Peace, held the first major International Day of Peace celebration in San Francisco with major events including the Minute of Silence Moment of Peace, when business cash registers stopped, a TV station was silent and global Peace Wave brought the day to everyone. The media called it, “A silence heard around the world.”

The media called it, “A silence heard around the world.” Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Inter- national

Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Inter- national Day of Peace. It can be as simple

as lighting a candle at noon, sitting in silent meditation, or doing a good deed for some- one you don’t know, or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. You can also share thoughts, messages and pic- tures to commemorate Peace Day on social media.

When millions of people in all parts of the world come together for one day of peace, the impact is immense and does make a dif- ference. International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire - personal or political. Take the opportunity to make peace in your own re- lationships.

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it on the blog on www. costacalidachronicle.blogspot.com/ Adjectival agreement Last month we talked about the gender

Adjectival agreement

Last month we talked about the gender of nouns and how the articles ‘a’ and ‘the’ and adjectives (describing words) change their endings to match the gender of the nouns.

Now we’ve got those basic principles estab- lished we can start looking a bit more closely at adjectives and how they change. This is really very simple. Last lesson we looked at the word for ‘small’, that is ‘pequeño’ and we saw how it changes in four ways – ‘peque- ño’, ‘pequeña’, ‘pequeños’, ‘pequeñas’, equivalent to masculine and feminine singu- lar, masculine and feminine plural. The root form which you will find in a dictionary is the masculine singular ‘pequeño’.

All adjectives that end in ‘o’ in their mas- culine singular form change in exactly the same way. There are thousand of them. Here are a few that we can use to describe people:

alto - tall bajo – short gordo – fat delgado – thin tímido – shy simpático – nice guapo – handsome feo – ugly viejo – old

In each case they will have the four changes

I have mentioned, so for example:

El hombre guapo - the handsome man

Los hombres guapos - the handsome men La mujer guapa – the pretty woman Las mujeres guapas – the pretty women.

Notice that in the case of the word ‘guapo’

we have a different translation in English for male and female: male - handsome (or as my daughters would say - cute), and female

- pretty. For most of the other words how-

ever the translations would be the same – ‘nice man’, ‘nice woman’ etc.

Exactly the same principle works for adjec- tives that describe things (remember, things are the same as people in Spanish, with ei- ther masculine or feminine gender). For ex- ample, we could have the word ‘long’ which is ‘largo’ used to describe an object.

Un palo largo - a long stick Una cortina larga – a long curtain

In each of these cases, the basic adjective ends in the letter ‘o’. However, adjectives can end in almost any letter – so what do we do with all the others? Let’s look at a few random examples:

azul – blue grande – big joven – young feliz – happy

blue grande – big joven – young feliz – happy Adjectives such as those above that

Adjectives such as those above that do not end in ‘o’ can only change from singular to plural. They can- not make any change to differentiate them between masculine and feminine. There- fore we have:

El libro azul - the blue book La mesa azul – the blue table El zapato grande the big shoe

La camisa grande – the big shirt El hombre joven – the young man La mujer joven – the young woman El niño feliz - the happy boy La niña feliz – the happy girl

In the plural, these adjectives add ‘s’ or ‘es’ in exactly the same way as nouns do. Here are the same phrases again in the plural:

Los libros azules - the blue books Las mesas azules – the blue tables Los zapatos grandes – the big shoes Las camisas grandes – the big shirts Los hombres jóvenes – the young men Las mujeres jóvenes – the young women Los niños felices - the happy boys.

Las niñas felices – the happy girls.

We can notice two different things here. Firstly look at the adjectives in both sets of phrases and you will see that in each case there are only two possible forms - singular and plural. Secondly, if you compare the two languages in all of these examples, you will see that every single word changes in Spanish (article, noun, adjective), whereas in English we only change one word - the noun – which changes into a plural word.

When we are speaking Spanish in real situ- ations, it is very difficult to get these right, but in the words of Corporal Jones, “What- ever you do – don’t panic!” The Spanish are used to foreigners getting these end- ings mixed up. For our Anglo-Saxon brains it’s just too much to remember changing all those fiddly endings all the time. Our learn- ing goes in stages, understanding first be- fore we can speak correctly, so your only task at this stage is simply to pay attention to these differences – understand what is going on and notice it as you listen to the Spanish around you, on the radio and televi- sion, on “Youtube”, or anywhere else you get the chance to hear it.

Jane Cronin’s “Step by Step Spanish” arti- cles are now available as e-books at www.janecronin.eu where you can also obtain Jane’s brand new “Step by Step In- ternet Spanish” course.

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Hope has become a lit- tle local dog- gy celebrity amongst the animal lov- ers
Hope has become a lit- tle local dog- gy celebrity amongst the animal lov- ers

Hope has become a lit- tle local dog- gy celebrity amongst the animal lov- ers of Cam- posol where she has been treated at Happy Pets, as well as amongst her many sup- porters who have fol- lowed her story on Facebook. Found by local ACTIN supporter Rosa Thornton, Hope was lying lifeless and bad- ly injured in a field. One leg was completely severed; the other also very badly injured. Covered in ticks and in terrible condition, she was taken by Rosa to our vets where they examined and X-rayed her.

by Rosa to our vets where they examined and X-rayed her. Hope’s sorrowful state had touched
Hope’s sorrowful state had touched so many hearts and everyone was praying she would be
Hope’s sorrowful state had touched so
many hearts and everyone was praying she
would be OK. She was only 3 months old
and the vets advised that her badly injured
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the toes of the other leg. Many would say
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it would have been more economical and

kind to put her to sleep, but we believe where there is life there is Hope!

sleep, but we believe where there is life there is Hope ! The suffering and abandonment,

The suffering and abandonment, cruel- ty and unnecessary deaths of animals is overwhelming. We believe that the an-

swer is not to sacrifice animals that have

a chance of a healthy life, but to promote

sterilisation and improved animal welfare. If only the municipal pounds would take this on board and help to promote it, it would save the 500 dogs a day that are healthy, from being put to sleep. Sacri- fice is not the answer to controlling the animal population as it also costs money. This money could be spent on a sterilisation campaign.

Our fight against the injustice to animals

means that if an animal is sick and suffer- ing and has no hope, of course the right action is to humanely put it to sleep. When Hope was at her worst, she never whim- pered, cried or complained and she must have been in such pain. Just one day after her operation she was attempting to walk and wag her tail. She is full of character and is determined to survive. She helps make all the work we do worthwhile. Hope will soon be available for adoption and

it goes without saying we will be looking

for a very special adopter. Could that be

you?

Thank you to Rosa for rescuing her, Happy Pets for taking such good care of her, her foster Mum who is giving her confidence and our many local and more distant Face- book fundraisers and supporters. An extra special thanks to International celebrity medium, Colin Fry and partner Mike Fry for helping to raise funds for Hope’s opera- tion and ongoing care and for their support to ACTIN.

More News August has been a month for prepara- tion and thought about future projects for ACTIN. We have many plans, including a project called the PAES Project which will involve many other associations. Protec- cion Animales España will be launched in the autumn and will be the start of what we hope, along with other like-minded as- sociations, will be the basis for an animal welfare act in Spain.

We homed a number of lucky dogs in August, including Pongo, Jacey, Vin- nie, Holly, Candy, Bozo, Chip and have more homes pending home checks. All of our dogs’ happy endings photos can be seen on our website in their new homes.

For enquiries about Hope please contact adoptions@adoptaspanishdog.com www.actin-spain,com

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Cats Can’t Add But They Do Multiply! In just 18 months one female cat can have 2000 descendants.

With so many feral cat colonies not be- ing managed, the size of them is growing exponentially, as is their suffering due to inbreeding and the lack of any veterinary care. Pets In Spain has started a new long term project specifically aimed at the ‘Sterilization of Feral Cats’.

The control and sterilization of street cats is an important issue in many communi- ties. At recent meetings with local coun- cillors, charity volunteers were informed that there are no funds available from lo- cal authorities to help prevent a feral cat’s population explosion. Pets In Spain has now decided to take the initiative and open their second charity shop which will be ex-

and open their second charity shop which will be ex- clusively to raise funds for this

clusively to raise funds for this new project, the success of which will depend upon do- nations and new sponsors of the charity for this cause. An appeal has been launched for unwanted household and other items that can be sold to help raise funds specifi- cally for this long term project.

help raise funds specifi- cally for this long term project. The new Feral Cats Pets in

The new Feral Cats Pets in Spain char- ity shop is in Avenida Londres, La Ma- rina urbanization. For a Sat Nav device enter this address: Calle Parque Gua- dalquivir 3, San Fulgencio, 03177 Alicante. To become a long term supporter, a monthly donator or sponsor for the charity, please send an email info@petinspain. info or call (0034) 645 469 253.

Donations to the charity for the ‘Feral Cats’ project can be made either by Paypal via PAYPAL: info@petsinspain.info or by direct bank transfer:

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Peppers - Pimientas

I didn’t discover peppers as a vegetable un-

til I was an adult, but most people today use

them all the time. My grandchildren love to

eat them raw and I think the different colours help to make them attractive. They can be stuffed, wrapped, stewed or diced. They are

a very versatile vegetable which can be used

in salads, casseroles, on kebabs or wrapped in

a fajita. Below are a few simple recipes using

peppers for you to try. The simple fajita recipe is a favourite in our house and can be eaten

hot or cold as a main meal of snack. Buen Apetito

1/8 tsp pepper 1/4 cup tomato juice Cut slice from stem ends of peppers. Remove fibrous portion and seeds. Wash. Part boil for about 5 minutes in boiling salted water. Drain.

Place meats, onion and breadcrumbs in me- dium mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add sea- sonings and tomato juice, stirring to combine. Fill green peppers with meat mixture and ar- range upright in muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350ºF for about 30 minutes or until peppers are tender. Serve hot.

1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp dried thyme

½ tsp salt

1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

1 1/4 cups short-grain white rice

3 cups vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth Heat oil in a 12 inch cast-iron skillet or fry- ing pan over medium heat. Add chilli pepper, onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft, but not browned (about 6 mins). Add tomatoes, courgette, bell peppers, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes.

Stuffed Peppers

Vegetable Rice

 

6

medium green bell peppers

2

tblsp extra-virgin oil

Add rice and stir to coat well with the tomato

½

pound ground cooked pork

1

small dried red chilli pepper,

mixture. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce

½

pound ground cooked ham

1

medium onion, quartered and thinly sliced

heat to low, cover and simmer until the rice is

1

chopped onion

2

cloves garlic, minced

tender (25 to 30 minutes). Serve hot directly

4

mushrooms (optional)

2

lg ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced

from the pan and garnished with parsley and

4

tablespoons of breadcrumbs

1

medium courgette, diced

lemon wedges, if desired.

½

tsp salt

1

red bell pepper, diced

desired. ½ tsp salt 1 red bell pepper, diced Easy Chicken Fajitas 3 cups bell pepper
desired. ½ tsp salt 1 red bell pepper, diced Easy Chicken Fajitas 3 cups bell pepper
desired. ½ tsp salt 1 red bell pepper, diced Easy Chicken Fajitas 3 cups bell pepper

Easy Chicken Fajitas

3

cups bell pepper strips

2

cups vertically sliced onion

1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin slices

1

tsp chilli powder

½

tsp ground cumin

2

x 10 ounce cans diced tomatoes

8

our tortillas (6 inch), warmed

Spray large skillet or frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onion and cook for 7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add chicken to skillet. Sprinkle with chilli pow- der and cumin. Cook for 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Return peppers and onion to skillet and add drained tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes more or until hot. Divide chicken mixture evenly be- tween tortillas.

Mexican French Bread Pizza I French stick

Cheese to taste (cheddar is best) grated

4 lg fresh tomatoes

Tomato purée

Mixed peppers chopped

1 sm onion

Cut the French stick into normal sized por- tions. Grate the tomatoes over the bread and drop some tomatoes purée on the grated to- matoes. Sprinkle with cheese and sprinkle mixed peppers on top of this. Grill for 5 min- utes or until cheese has melted and eat hot

or cold.

Ratatouille 450g aubergines Salt and pepper

120ml olive oil

1 garlic clove

450g onions 450g tomatoes 30ml tomato purée 450g courgettes

3 peppers (red, green and or yellow)

Sprinkle the aubergines with salt and leave for 30 minutes to extract the bitter taste. Rinse under cold water and pat dry with kitchen roll. Heat oil and garlic in large saucepan. Add the chopped onions and cook until soft and golden brown. Add the tomatoes and tomato puree and cook for a few more minutes. Add the au- bergines, courgettes, peppers, salt and pep- per. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. The vegeta- bles should be soft, but retain their shape and most of the liquid should have evaporated. To reduce liquid further, remove lid and continue to cook until desired consistency. Serve hot or cold.

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Peppers - pimientas Peppers are tender, warm-season vegeta- bles, but here in Spain they grow prolifically during much of the year. Peppers are as easy to grow as tomatoes. The plants are best started from seeds indoors and then trans- planted into the garden after the soil and air have warmed in the spring. The plants cannot tolerate frost and do not grow well in cold, wet soil. When night temperatures are below 50° to 55°F, the plants grow slowly, the leaves may turn yellow and the flowers drop off.

the leaves may turn yellow and the flowers drop off. Peppers may be harvested at any

Peppers may be harvested at any size de- sired. Green bell varieties, however, are usu- ally picked when they are fully grown and ma- ture at 3-4 inches long. When the Peppers are mature, they break easily from the plant. Less damage is done to the plants, however, if the fruits are cut rather than pulled off. Bell Peppers may be left on the plant to devel- op their full flavour and turn to red, yellow, orange or brown, or they may be harvested green and immature. Some coloured Pep- pers should be harvested before actually rip- ening, before they turn red. There is a vast

range of other garden peppers (pimiento, tabasco, cayenne, chilli and paprika) which may be grown for food, spices or as ornamen- tal fruits. Always exercise caution when han- dling hot Peppers, because shin, noses and eyes may become painfully irritated. Plastic or rubber gloves may be helpful when picking or handling Hot Peppers.

Sweet Peppers Sweet green bell-shaped Peppers are the most popular garden variety. Left to ripen, they turn red, purple, orange or yellow and gain various levels of sweetness depending on the variety. Although the paler green and yellow tapering varieties have more flavour, all Sweet Peppers are similar in flavour and texture. They are crisp and refreshing raw, and pleasantly assertive when cooked to ten- derness.

Chilli Peppers Chilli Peppers are famous throughout the world from the fiery cuisines of Mexico, India, Thailand and Africa to the subtle flavour en- hancement of the most delicate dishes. The hot varieties can also be picked at any colour

dishes. The hot varieties can also be picked at any colour stage, but are hottest if

stage, but are hottest if allowed to fully ripen. Some Chilli Peppers turn bright red, which is more often an indication of ripeness rather than hotness. The burning sensation is attrib- uted to chemical compounds called capsaici- noids, which are stored in the light-coloured veins on the walls and surrounding the seeds. Capsaicin acts on the pain receptors in the mouth, not the taste buds.

In general, all Peppers are a good source of vitamin A and C and the red ones are bursting with these two antioxidants which neutralize free radicals in the body fluids reducing the risk of disease. Free radicals are naturally produced when the body uses oxygen and unless they are neutralized, they cause cell damage, which may lead to health problems such as arthritis, heart disease and cancer.

Wash Peppers just before using them. Pep- pers, both sweet and hot, are delicious raw, grilled or added to cooked preparations and roasting Peppers brings out a totally differ- ent taste. Grill or roast the Peppers until the skins have blackened, then place in a plas- tic bag. Once the Peppers have cooled, the skins will then slip off easily. Slice cooked Peppers and marinade in olive oil and sea- soning to serve in salads or pasta sauce or turn into a purée. Peppers are also typically used in ratatouille and whole Peppers can be stuffed with minced meat, rice or couscous. The most popular home preservation method is pickling, but chopped Peppers freeze well without blanching and once thawed they still retain some crispness and can be used in cooked dishes or raw in uncooked prepara- tions.

used in cooked dishes or raw in uncooked prepara- tions. Bokwa Bokwa is a new way

Bokwa Bokwa is a new way to enjoy a great work- out with some dance moves, but without strict choreography. “Bo” is a form of box- ing and “Kwa” is taken from “Kwaito”, a traditional South African style of dance. Created by L.A based fitness instructor, Paul Mavi, Bokwa’s popularity is rapidly grow- ing across the globe. Combining muscular, flexibility and cardio workouts increasing strength, improving blood flow and reducing muscular tension, you can burn up to 1200 calories in a single session!

you can burn up to 1200 calories in a single session! Bokwa uses the body and

Bokwa uses the body and feet to spell out letters and numbers instead of a strict cho- reographed dance routine and is performed to energising music which gives a fun, feel good workout.

to energising music which gives a fun, feel good workout. Bokwa really is suitable for everyone

Bokwa really is suitable for everyone - all ages and all fitness levels. You don’t need to be able to dance, as the steps are structured and you follow the hand signals of the instruc- tor. Go at your own pace - simply make the

letter or number with your feet whilst enjoy- ing the music, or pump it up and add a jump or a box into it - it really is up to you. One thing is for sure; you will love it and feel very upbeat by this fun and energising workout, so why not come along and give it a try for yourself?

Bokwa classes are taken by a qualified in- structor who is also a qualified Personal Train- er with good knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology, which ensures eve- ryone works out in a safe and controlled way whilst getting the most out of the class.

Classes start 25 th September on Camposol. Places are limited, so book your place today. Tel 634 304 087 Email cdafitness@hotmail.co.uk www.cdafitness.co.uk

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The Beauty Palace & Cálida Hair & Beau- ty Academy are hosting an Open Day on Saturday 27 th September from 11am, to celebrate their Anniversary They first opened their doors in 2011 and they continue to be a successful business on Camposol. They offer all hairdressing servic- es, beauty treatments, nails & specialist anti- ageing & inch loss treatments, including non- surgical face lifts, non-invasive lipo-suction & toning tables. The salon boasts three private beauty rooms, a hair salon,toning table area & nail bar; all in a modern, relaxing, air con- ditioned environment.

Yoli has been at the salon from the start and has worked in the hair & beauty industry for 14 years and is a fully qualified NVQ Beauty Therapist and Hair Stylist. She specialises in laser hair removal, Brazilian blow dry (inno- vative repairing keratin treatment), non-sur- gical face lifts & lipo-massage which is a rev- olutionary non-invasive lipo-suction resulting in guaranteed inch loss.

Lindsay is qualified to NVQ level 3 in Hair- dressing and has 16 years’ experience work- ing as a hairstylist. During this time she has

been involved in photo shoots and has dem-

onstrated her skills on stage at Salon Inter- national in London. Lindsay has been working at The Beauty Palace since the opening in 2011 and also runs the Hairdressing Training Academy, teaching NVQ 2 & 3 and has had her level 3 A1 Assessor’s qualification since

2008.

had her level 3 A1 Assessor’s qualification since 2008. Triana has been part of The Beauty

Triana has been part of The Beauty Palace team since October 2011. During this time has completed her NVQ level 2 in Hairdress- ing and qualified in Shellac, Spray Tanning & Aloe Vera Body Wraps. Triana manages the

very popular toning table sessions, ensuring everyone gets the very best results. She will soon be enrolling on the advanced NVQ level 3 Hairdressing course.

Gemma has 7 years’ experience as a Beau- ty Therapist starting her career in the UK. She specialises in Massage, Nails, Facials & all Waxing treatments. Gemma joined The Beauty Palace team in September 2013 and already has many returning clients & recom- mendations. Gemma will be starting her NVQ level 2 Hairdressing very soon.

Open Day - Saturday 27 th September from 11am Join us for a glass of bubbly and nibbles. We will have demonstrations throughout the morning:

Lipo M6 (non-invasive Lipo-machine) Myscara (semi-permanent mascara) Toning Tables We are also available to discuss enrolment on our next NVQ level 2 & 3 Hairdressing courses and Beauty courses including: Myscara, Mani- cures & Pedicures, Waxing, Shellac, Nail Ex- tensions, and many more.

Waxing, Shellac, Nail Ex- tensions, and many more. Compusurf - a Business Success Story A new

Compusurf - a Business Success Story

A

new company, Fonicatel, took over the

Airfire. Once fully deployed, Airfire, along

In 2002, Chris Jennings and his wife Julie

defunct Internet service on Camposol and

with Surfburst will provide ‘triple play ser-

sold up, bought an off plan house on Cam-

Camposol Computers were chosen to carry

vices’ to their customers. ‘Triple play’ is just

posol, packed up 3 kids and moved to Spain.

on

as the resellers for the new service known

a

fancy word for Internet, telephone and tel-

In the UK Chris was involved in IT & electri-

as

Telitec. Initially Telitec had no interest in

evision. It will allow increased speeds safely

cal engineering and Julie had a string of suc-

telephones, so Camposol Computers con-

without causing instability. Compusurf cus-

cessful business ventures in the health and beauty industry under her belt.

tinued to develop and provide their own te- lephony system over the Telitec Internet ser- vice. However, in time both companies want-

tomers will get an automatic FREE up- grade.

Reality, however, soon hit home and the re- alisation that to stay in Spain, they needed

In late 2003, Telmicro announced they were

ed

to offer both the telephone and Internet.

Those on Compusurf 1MB service will get 2MB with a 6MB Burst; 2MB service will get

Compusurf are also starting their own

Finally for the techies out there, you may

to work, so Chris took a job in Puerto de

In

2009, after much research, deals, fund

6MB with an 8MB Burst and 4MB service will

Mazarrón repairing computers & Julie took a job teaching NVQ Beauty Therapy in San Miguel. Their plan was to open a shop/In- ternet café on Camposol called Camposol Computers. However, at this time Campo- sol had no Internet service whatsoever and there was nothing on the horizon.

providing Internet via a cable TV system for Camposol A only and Camposol Computers opened in a small property on Camposol A. This soon became the hub of communication on Camposol. Shortly afterwards a company called Broadband Solutions, of which Cam- posol Computers became a reseller, started

raising and long nights of planning, Compu- surf was born. Their mission; to provide In- ternet & Telephone services at affordable, fair prices, with no contracts, no hidden costs, no catches and the ability to only pay when the service was actually required. It was hard work and not without a few setbacks such as system failures, software failures, bad hard- ware choices etc. Determined to succeed, Compusurf overcame all the technical prob- lems and continued in their quest.

Now in 2014 it seems Compusurf got it right. The effort has paid off; consumer con- dence in Compusurf has grown, and now, by a large margin,are the most popular In-

get 8MB. They are also introducing a basic Internet TV service for the Free-to-air chan- nels. Watch out for more announcements on this.

Mobile Phone Network; not reselling Hits or Masmovil etc, but their very own network. Obviously it will be geared to offer preferen- tial rates to their own customers. This step is necessary for the new unified communication services just around the corner.

have heard of “Internet Ver2” or “IPV6”. Compusurf will be ready by the end of 2014

- fully IPV6 compliant. We are expecting

to provide Internet access via satellite to the other parts of Camposol until they ceased trading.

ternet and telephone provider in the areas they operate in, with over 3,000 clients and still growing rapidly. Interestingly, the de- mand for the Internet has overtaken the de- mand for telephones and a new dawn of In- ternet use - television!

During August 2014

Internet has overtaken the de- mand for telephones and a new dawn of In- ternet use

IPV6 devices to start hitting the mass Market in 2015/2016; that’s when things will get re- ally interesting. Everything from your fridge to your curtains and lighting will be ‘online’ and under your control from anywhere in the world; not just remote controlled, but two way communication. Imagine getting an

email from your fridge telling you your teen has just raided it!

Compusurf deployed a technology - not new, but new in the way they are going to apply it. It is actually a mix of two technolo-

On Saturday 13 th September from 2pm-5pm, we invite all our customers old and new to join us for Bubbly and Nibbles in our offices on Camposol B Commercial Centre where all our new services will be explained.

gies that already exist within the mobile and military sectors. Com- pusurf are calling it

Tel 968 970 666 sales@compusurf.es www.compusurf.es

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Working Behind the Scenes Although the summer weather dictates that most physical work comes to either an end, or at least progresses at a very slow pace, the Gardening Volunteers are still kept very busy.

pace, the Gardening Volunteers are still kept very busy. Apart from the forthcoming events which have

Apart from the forthcoming events which have to be planned and organised, the Bookstall still continues to function. Pauline has en- sured that the service is even more efficient by the installation of interior bookshelves, where a large number of books can now live

in a permanent home and all the books are in alphabetical order by authors. This has pro- vided more viewing areas and has cut down on the work needed for setting up and putting away. With approximately 3,000 books, the shelves were a very welcome addition. The bookstall now incorporates a large number of books in the German language, so spread the word to your German neighbours. The funds from the Bookstall enable us to carry out improvements to the public areas on Sec- tor A and thanks go to all those who support this initiative. To quote a well-known brewery phrase, “It’s possibly the largest stock of Eng-

brewery phrase, “It’s possibly the largest stock of Eng- lish and German books in Murcia”! You

lish and German books in Murcia”!

You will also still see our Bucket Collectors on a Thursday morning at the top of the Post Room steps - not an easy task by any means in the current weather conditions, but they carry on cheerfully and enjoy the banter from regular donators as they pass by. This regu- lar stream of funds is crucial to the Volunteers being able to carry on adding to the stoned areas and making our Sector a talking point on Camposol.

Our Events Team have planned the next So- cial, which is a Race Night at The Vista Bar on 17 th October. Make sure you get your tick- ets early from the Bookstall on Friday morn- ings, as last year they sold like hot cakes. (Look out for information on the boards oppo- site the Bookstall). Details of our Christmas Party Dance will be published shortly (13 th December at the Restaurant Amapola, Bol- nuevo) and we are pleased to announce that Martin Ross will be entertaining us that night. www.lospalacios-gardeners.com Joce Grant, Group Secretary

www.lospalacios-gardeners.com Joce Grant, Group Secretary Good News From FAST More than 100 people supported our

Good News From FAST More than 100 people supported our Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Night with The B Boppers at Mariano’s outside bar. A brilliant night was enjoyed by all which resulted in a fantastic 691.56€ being raised for FAST! This figure includes 270€ made from the raffle and 20€ donated by Ma- nuel.

We would like to thank everyone who sup-

by Ma- nuel. We would like to thank everyone who sup- ported this event in order
by Ma- nuel. We would like to thank everyone who sup- ported this event in order

ported this event in order to provide FAST with the much-needed funds in order to continue providing this voluntary service on Camposol. FAST wishes to thank Mariano’s for their assistance, to Brenda and Jean and the Fundraising Team, who personally wish to thank Dee for helping to sell the tickets for the event.

to thank Dee for helping to sell the tickets for the event. Well done once again!

Well done once again!

Forthcoming Events Please remember to obtain tickets or book with the FAST Members on Camposol B on the 2 nd and last Friday each month, or tel- ephone Brenda on 680 174 499 or Jean on 646 737 479

Tel’s & Cat’s Bar Joint Event - Bernie Mac & Friends on Saturday 13 th September at 7.30pm. 2€ to Reserve your Seat - BBQ avail- able.

Coach Trip to Garrucha Market on Friday 3 rd October including visiting Mojacar and Ice- land at Vera. 12€ per person.

Autumn Dance at Trevi Bar, Camposol B with ‘Elvis & Friends’ on Saturday 11 th October at 7.30pm until midnight. Tickets 5€.

Benidorm Coach Trip (market day) on Wednesday 26 th November. Tickets 15€. Coach leaves Camposol B at 9am.

Christmas Fayre on 29 th November 11am- 3pm at Mariano’s, Camposol A. 1€ entry.

Christmas Party with Barrington on Friday 5 th December at The Club House, Campsol. Tickets 15€ to include buffet.

Collect a leaflet showing details of all Forth- coming Events for 2014 from the FAST Stalls and Book Stalls. Books in beautiful condition cost 50 cents each or 3 books for 1€. Feel free to chat to any of the members and if you are interested in becoming a member of FAST visit the Recruiting Stall!

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The role of the CRA It does appear that there is still some confu- sion in the role of the CRA. The CRA is your residents’ association on Camposol and it has a very wide ranging role to play to support and represent your views and aspirations with all official bodies; these include the British Embassy and Consulate, the local Town Hall, the Murcian Regional Gov- ernment, Aqualia and the Confederacion Hi- drographica, among others. We also offer an advice centre based in our cabin alongside the Cultural Centre on Camposol B Sector. A tel- ephone emergency service manned by a com- mittee member is also available to residents. The CRA is here to help and advise on a

wide variety of subjects, including register- ing for the padron, your voting rights, embar- goes, escrituras, the Land Registry and any other problem related to your daily life here on Camposol. We can recommend solicitors/ businesses that have proved reliable to other CRA members.

The Camposol and District Independent Party, CDiP is a political party whose aim is to get councillors elected to represent Camposol in the local Town Hall elections taking place next May. CDiP is not connected to the CRA, but does share its aims and objectives in resolv- ing Camposol’s problems, albeit from a direct

political stance.

The CRA and CDIP have agreed amicably to go their separate ways in the drive to improve Camposol. In short, the objec- tive is the same, but the route is a different one. In the words of their President Dr Peter Pitt, “CDiP wishes the CRA well, but we have different roles to play.”

I hope this clarifies the position of the relevant parties and clears up any confusion.

Bob Owen Chairman, CRA CLC

and clears up any confusion. Bob Owen Chairman, CRA CLC Our regular Monday and Wednesday main-

Our regular Monday and Wednesday main- tenance workers have continued with street cleaning, weeding already planted areas and watering! As these high Summer tempera- tures continue, please think of both the plants in your own gardens and those planted near your casa by our volunteers. All are suffer- ing in these hot temperatures and winds, so if you would like to adopt a tree, please choose one (or more!) planted either along the roads or near the different features. Just tie a rib- bon or tape on it to designate it as ‘yours’. Total responsibility for its watering and care will pass to you and you can watch it grow and flourish. Trees may be adopted as a way of remembering a special someone, or just to become more involved in looking after your area.

September sees the re-commencing of our volunteer working parties on Wednesday mornings at 9am near the Sensol Villas of- fice. If you can spare some time and ener-

gy to help, we would really be grateful and your efforts are always rewarded with a free breakfast! We continually receive posi- tive comments about the transformation our teams have made to C Sector North. It’s hard to recall what it used to look like before the tidy verges, trimmed trees and swept streets, so if you would like to make new friends and grow some muscles at the same time, please get in touch! Future projects for this Autumn include concreting areas of Calles Begijar and Puerto Lumbreras before the Winter rains and complete the landscaping of the lower Petan- ca court.

A huge thank you must go to the kind Cam- posolers who donate to our bucket collection, together with those who are members of our maintenance scheme and those who have worked on individual areas near their own homes. Without your support and that of our volunteers, none of this would happen and it all makes a huge difference.

Our next Social Evening is at The Club House, Camposol, 8pm on 5 th September with Itchy Fingers. Tickets only 6€.

Tickets will soon be available for our Christ- mas Meal & Dance on Wednesday 3 rd De- cember at The Club House, Camposol with Al Jay. Tickets18€.

Please support us at these functions as they promise to be great evenings in the company of good friends! If you have any unwanted gifts which you would like to donate for our raffles, they will be much appreciated. Further details of both these events can be found on our ‘Bin’ notices or contact John, our Chair- man, on 634 325 427. More information about our group can be found on Facebook Website http://www.greenfingersgarde- nandsocialgroup.com/

http://www.greenfingersgarde- nandsocialgroup.com/ The latest business to open on Urbanisation Camposol Sector

The latest business to open on Urbanisation Camposol Sector A is Sabores del Sur.

Translated literally as “flavours from the South”, Jose Manuel Oliver and Ana opened for business in June this year. This new café, or ‘tea shop’ is really different. The inside is fully air-conditioned and newly decorated and has a lovely ambience. Jose and Ana are real ‘Artisans’ and offer a full range of homemade traditional Spanish fayre from Se- ville in Southern Spain. You will find a large range of organic coffee and tea available, as

well as homemade cakes and pastries such as ‘Empanadillas’ and ‘Tortas de Aceite’, a traditional Sevillan delight which only very few people have the licence, the recipe and the knowledge to make. Also you can try homemade alcoholic and non-alcoholic cock- tails, smoothies, frappes and a very famous ‘orange wine’ from Seville. There is even a happy hour for cocktails from 6pm until 7pm each day.

Another speciality of Sabores del Sur is cel- ebration cakes and you can see some of the

stunning creations they have on their Face Book page; they are simply amazing! They will make cakes for any event or celebration and nothing is too much trouble for this de- lightful couple from Sabores del Sur.

Opening hours are from 8.30am until 7pm Monday until Saturday and from 9am until 2pm on Sundays. Mention this article and get a 2 nd cup of coffee free of charge so do drop in and say hello; you will not be dis- appointed. Tel 722 277 867

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Exhibition This exhibition by Lola Arcas from Lorca is in Mazarrón and can be seen until September 12 th . It is a sculpture exhibition that invites reflection. It has twenty pieces designed to be appreciated from different viewpoints. Arcas is scholar of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Santa Maria Arrixaca and she has exhibited in several cities in the South of Spain. Her sculp- tures can be appreciated in different parts of the Region of Murcia, as in the case of the Nazarene Monument in Totana and a tribute to Semana Santa in Lorca.

The exhibition can be seen from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm as well as Thurs- day and Friday evenings between 6pm and

9pm.

since January 2014, with a reduction of 527

unemployed, down 19.31%, while the total of the region is 9.86%. At this time the total number of unemployed in Mazarrón is 2201. The commerce sector is the best area, down to 150, with the hospitality sector down from

520 to 311.

The Mayor of Mazarrón said, “It is results like this that show that the policies being devel- oped in the Municipality are successful and the line of work adopted by the Government team is paying off, although we are con- vinced that we have to keep working along the same lines, since there are still around two thousand people in the town who are un- employed.”

Caritas Oganized 2 nd Solidario de Farolil- los On Friday August 15 th on the beach of Puerto de Mazarrón, for the second consecutive year, Caritas and the council of Celebration Hall of

Mazarrón organised a ‘solidarity of lanterns’.

500 to 1,000 lanterns were bought for 4€. The

profits will be used to address the needs of disadvantaged people. Caritas assists up to

120 people in Mazarrón per month, of which

more than 50 are under eight. A spokesper- son of Caritas said that not only do they help by providing clothes and food, but also in the purchase of medicines.

Together with Caritas members, the Mayor of Mazarrón, Francisco Garcia, has appealed to anyone who can work with people who are suffering. He pointed out that events like this come in handy in difficult times like these.

La Lonja de Puerto de Mazarrón Leads 2014 Regional Check-In In the first five months of the year, the local sh market in Mazarrón generated more than half a million kilos of fish which translates into a value exceeding one million euros.

According to the data provided by the fish- ermen’s associations, fish market located in the fishing port of Mazarrón billed until May 635,363 kilos of fish, which was sold for 1,176,444 euros. Councillor for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the City of Mazarrón, Magdalena Mendez, confirm the record data and not only is the industry in- creasing fishing but species are also being preserved.

The Rondalla Mazarrón Cáceres Group Guests At Music Festival Of Migrants Mazarrón folklore sounded very close to the Spanish border with Portugal in a very popular event in Extremadura. In the town of Caceres Cedillo, Rondalla de Mazarrón appeared as a guest group, representing the town in a contest that each year brings music to a group of folkloric musical relevance.

Members of Rondalla de Mazarrón per- formed their songs alongside local Ron- dalla “Jara y Tomillo”. The Mazarrón singers received lots of atten- tion in Extremadura and were treated to a boat ride on river Ta- gus and they visited the ethnic museum guided by the Mayor of the town. The trip ended with another

Fifty Mazarrón Farmers Affected By The Russian Veto The Mayor, Francisco Garcia, and Councillor Magdalena Méndez, give their support to the farmers and ask the Regional center admin- istrations to support an industry and saving the crisis.

istrations to support an industry and saving the crisis. Russia has made the decision to ban

Russia has made the decision to ban imports of food products from countries of the Eu- ropean Union. The decision of the executive Vladimir Putin has set off alarms in Spain. According to data handled as UPA agricul- tural organizations, 75% of agrifood exports of Spain would be affected. In the case of Mazarrón, our town usually exports toma- toes, citrus and stone fruit to Russia. New plantings means that farmers might be dam- aged financially next season, as the Russian veto lasts for one year. Agricultural organiza- tions are not yet ready to evaluate losses, but it is estimated to be of great proportions.

Mazarrón Leads The Descent Of Unem- ployment In The Region Of Cartagena Whilst the number of unemployed grew in the Region of Murcia, Mazarrón was down by 5.23%. The number of unemployed in Mazarrón has recorded a continuous decline

unemployed in Mazarrón has recorded a continuous decline visit to the city of Caceres where members

visit to the city of Caceres where members of the Rondalla de Mazarrón could see the rich history of this capital of Arab and Chris- tian past.

Los Rincones Celebrations In Honor Of San Cayetano As is traditional a mass and procession of the Saint took place in Los Rincones from La Ig- lesia de la Purísima in Mazarrón. The Mayor of Mazarrón, Francisco Garcia, was accom- panied by the Councillors of Agriculture and Health, Magdalena Mendez and Maria Mar- tinez and Los Rincones Councillor for Celebra- tions, Isidro Coy.

After the opening speech by David Fernan- dez, Councillor for Trade and Environment in Mazarrón, there was the election of the queens of the fiesta. Finally, on the Friday night there was a musical performance and a raffle of gifts. On Saturday August 9 th there were more musical performances by the group “La Espartera”.

Pastrana Celebrations In Honor Of San- tiago Apostol The church built by the neighbours a little over a decade ago served, as every year, the starting point of the festivities of Mazarrón village of Pastrana. Mass was officiated by the local Priest and was attended by several members of the City Council headed by May- or of Mazarrón, Francisco García. After the church services, the traditional procession through the streets of Pastrana began.

procession through the streets of Pastrana began. The festive programme was prepared by the Festival

The festive programme was prepared by the Festival Committee, with a biker exhibition, musical performances and a fun foam party on the Saturday. Sunday was highlighted with popular games and a giant paella. In the evening there were prizes for games held over recent days. A performance of the Rondalla de Mazarrón closed the festivities of 2014.

Forty People Took Courses Promoted By New Technologies Classes were held at the Centre for Em- ployment Initiatives in the Day Centre and Cañada de Gallego to users from the villages.

From youngsters to adults, everyone passed and received a diploma certifying the comple- tion of their training of indispensable social and professional practice. Sponsored by the Department of New Technologies, courses took place during June and July and pupils were divided into three age groups. The idea was to convey the knowledge to make good use of the tools that technology makes our service what it is today.

The diplomas were presented by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Francisco Garcia and the Councillor for New Technologies, Ginés Campillo.

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Our last Ladies’ Chatterbox meeting was in June and we will meet again on 11

Our last Ladies’ Chatterbox meeting was

in June and we will meet again on 11 th Sep-

tember, at 2pm at the Cultural Centre, Cam- posol B. During the recess, the Committee has been working hard to put together a programme for the Autumn/Winter which we hope you will find both informative and fun. All will be revealed at this September meeting, but we can tell you that also at this meeting, Ian Field, from CDA Fitness, has kindly agreed to come along and give

a talk and demonstration on Tai Chi. His

classes are always very enjoyable, and we feel sure you will enjoy this gentle and reju- venating form of exercise.

At an earlier meeting, it was decided that

we would ll Smartie tubes with coins of our choice for the Charity, Forget-me- Not. For those of you who kindly agreed to do this, may we remind you that we will be asking for them to be handed in at the October meeting, so if you have eaten the Smarties and forgotten to fill the tube, there is still time!! We don’t mind which coin you choose, but to help the Treasurer, will you please ensure you use the same coin and not mix them up. If the tubes are not com- pletely full by the October meeting, don’t worry – hand them in anyway.

Ladies’ Chatterbox meets on the 2 nd Tues- day of each month at the Cultural Centre at 2pm. As this is the start of the new Club

year, the annual subs of 10€ will be due. New members are very welcome.

There is also a Chatterbox Sew and Sew group for anyone who would like to meet with other sewing or craft work enthusiasts (no great experience required, but it helps if you can thread a needle!) This group meets every Monday from 2.30pm-4.30pm, again in the Cultural Centre. For more informa- tion on Sew and Sew, please ring Sue on 605 737 107.

If you would like any further information on Ladies’ Chatterbox, please ring Chris Leiper on 968 199 441 Anne Patrick on 618 410 274

Chris Leiper on 968 199 441 Anne Patrick on 618 410 274 Last month we suggested

Last month we suggested that a combined

coach trip and cruise for 2015 would be

a good idea. Our supporters soon put us

right on that one, so we have looked and searched and consider the two best op-

tions will be a coach trip in the Spring and

a cruise in the Autumn.

Coach Trip to Portugal in May, staying half board and transported in a modern air-conditioned coach with video, fridge and comfortable reclining seats. We have

a detailed sheet with further information,

but we have stopovers in Salamanca, Oporto, Lisbon and Lagos and will visit Fa- tima, Nazare, Ovidos and Alcazara de San Juan. There will be a free guide around Lis-

bon included in the price of 510€ sharing in

a double room.

The Cruise will be in October 2015 and we are looking at the best alternatives giv- ing as much enjoyment as we can and as this will be our 6 th Cruising outing, we want to make sure that we have something re- ally special for you. For those who come

on each of our outings and for those for whom the cruising will be a first time, be confi