I have just looked at 7 different estate agency websites, at random. 6 of them claim to be “the number one estate agency”. Hmm. Does that mean that at least 5 of them are lying?
Irrelevant to us down here really, as we only ever see the National Police when they get lost on their way to somewhere else, but they’re getting a spiffy new uniform. Here’s the current one: And here’s the new modern one, designed for working in hot conditions: Whoops, sorry, wrong photo. Here’s the real new uniform:I like the modern interpretation of the Spanish flag under the Policia bit. That’ll show those seperatists who’s in charge. Continue reading New national police uniform
While pottering about last night, I received one hell of shock when I opened a gate and saw something out of the corner of my eye. I swung round and… not 30 cm away… was this happy little chap. After screaming and running away, a camara was found. We got some long tongs and removed him. He was upwards of a meter long, but quite skinny. Took refuge under a wood pile, so I assume Continue reading A shock last night!
Togo, one of the poorest nations on Earth, has agreed to pass a law banning the death penalty after negotiations with President Zapatero of Spain. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of Togo, said that the law would be known as Zapatero’s law. ABC pointed out that they hadn’t actually executed anyone since 1978. In unrelated news, Spain agreed a further 250 million euros in aid to the nation.
BIC is marketing a new disposable mobile phone. It costs €29 and includes €12 worth of calls (on Orange). It can sends and receive SMS; FM radio, alarm and calculator and comes with a phone number. While it can be recharged, it is designed for short term use, such as tourists or people on travel.
Finally, the midget has spoken sense. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has spoken out strongly against the wearing of the burka by Muslim women in France. In a major policy speech, he said the burka – a garment covering women from head to toe – reduced them to servitude and undermined their dignity. Mr Sarkozy also gave his backing to the establishment of a parliamentary commission to look at whether to ban the wearing of burkas Continue reading Sarkozy speaks out against Burkas
La Mata in Mojacar on 21 July. The concert is by the Gloucester Cathedral Youth Choir (who are highly rated in England) and will be performing for 2 hours with music for everyone. The choir are visiting Mojacar before going on to perform in Nerja and Gibraltar on what is a working holiday. ANGLICAN CHURCH IN MOJACAR MUSIC FOR EVERYONE COMING SOON 21 JULY 2009 7:30 for 8:00pm PICNIC IN THE PARK AT LA MATA Continue reading Gloucester Cathedral Youth Choir at La Mata
Finally, the report for el soterramiento -the building of an underground tunnel from the outskirts of the city to the railway station- has come in. And even the mayor admits it’s a shock. 244 million euros for 2,5 Km of tunnel. That’s the second most expensive tunnel ever built in Spain, after Santander’s. It seems that a similar tunnel in Cádiz cost just 55 million. The original budget was 100 million, which most people considered Continue reading Almeria railway tunnel report finally turns up
OK, this is the version from Pepe Benavente, the chap from Tenerife who hosts “¡Quiero ser como Pepe!” on Television Canario, but the song’s from Antonito el Pitolin from Cuba. Watch out for the ending…
I haven’t been here yet, although I have seen it from the outside (lack of time, mainly). However, Jane Bye has sent in this review so I thought I’d post it here for you to read! As always, use the “Post your own review” button to let me know about restaurants you’d like to see reviewed. ———————————————————- At last, a decent Indian restaurant In the Mojácar area! I have lived here for 20 years and Continue reading Golden Amiritsar Indian restaurant, Las Bouganvillas, Vera