Today I went to a German restaurant. A German restaurant? Called “El rincón de Lola?” Has the sun finally addled the lad? I hear you ask. Well, actually, it was 7ºC and raining (almost sleeting), so no, the sun has not addled the lad. Nor has the wine, since the police crackdown. Ric P. bullied me into lunch (unfair, really, to insinuate that, as he paid) and we met in Turre. Turre had a two Continue reading El rincón de Lola, Mojácar Playa
Mid August, our Lords and Masters deigned to let us know that they would be installing a high speed train line through our area. Like it or not. As part of the information campaign, and as ordered to be under Spanish law, Mr Chaves’s sign making company put these two up: Jan 15th – We had a rather breezy night. Result? Let’s hope they build the AVE better than they build those signs. Bits from Continue reading I hope they build the AVE better than they build their signs….
It appears that Babel, the first beach bar in the row outside the Mojacar campsite, burnt down tonight. See story: Mojacar beach bar Babel burns down.
Well, if you watch episode 13 of “Andaluces por el mundo” (link) you’ll find out why. They interviewed the Cope reporter, a chirpy girl from Conil, based in Casablanca, who is in charge of reporting for the region. “You must speak good Arabic” said the interviewer as the reporter was filmed buying lots of Arabic newspapers, which she does daily. “Not a word” she replied happily, “I flick through the papers until I see a Continue reading Ever wondered why Cope doesn’t have very good coverage of Morroco?
The GF had her pops make her the most delicious shoe cupboard. Full of cunning little shelves and pockets to hide shoe cleaners in. It goes very well with my Japanese cherrywood shoe slip. Anyway, she came, somewhat pensively I felt, out of the bedroom shortly after the wooden miracle had been delivered. “It’s full” she announced, “all of your shoes. And there are still a few pairs that don’t fit in”. “Nonsense” said I, Continue reading Shoes. Lots of shoes.
An interesting article, full page (!!) in today’s La Voz, twittering on about the Albox demolitions (page 17). It appears to be the first reference to the issue in our local paper. It doesn’t actually say anything, it simply repeats what other websites and UK tabloids are saying (the such things as “even the fearsome The Sun has waded into the debate“). It’s a masterpiece of how to bring the problem to the attention of Continue reading La Voz spots the demolitions
So I ordered an ink cartridge off HP.es. A few days later, this turns up. It’s a box. A fairly big box. And a light one. I opened it up and peered inside. My first thought was that it was empty. However, I then spotted the cunning false bottom, underneath which was my ink cartridge and a letter. See how they’ve had to build a cunning false bottom to stop the cartridge from rolling around Continue reading HP and how to save the environment
The ultimate discount – Lidl’s is giving away free cocaine with every bunch of bananas. Well, not quite. Seems the drug dealers bid on the wrong lot at auction, leaving the cocaine filled bananas to be bought by Lidl’s in Madrid and distributed to stores across the region. Ha! http://www.thereader.es/en/spain-news-stories/1432-cocaine-free-with-lidl-bananas.html
AUAN Press release – 1st January 2010 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646506943 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – THE VICTIMS TAKE TO THE STREETS British ex-pats in the South of Spain are organising themselves to strongly oppose eight demolition orders recently issued to British residents in the town of Albox, Almeria. We understand that none of the victims had been informed of the initial proceedings, and indeed the demolition notification has come as a big shock to Continue reading A press release from AUAN – citizens march on the capital