The following is a story based on bar talk, accusations from the PP and the IU, public documents, personal involvement and my own memories. Many years ago, Turre realised that it had to do something about the main street, the Avenida. At that point, it was a national road and the townhall couldn’t touch it. So a Mayor (I think it was Arturo Grima, before he was banned -for the first time- from holding public Continue reading Dirty allegations over the new Turre Avenue
Have you seen the new Turre square? Having had to close the place for… what… almost a year? (six month overrun as they forgot to put electric piping in and had to dig everything back up again) it’s only been open a week. The concept is nice. Different colour cobbles to mark out pedestrian and car spaces. Dark grey for the cars, grey for pedestrian walkways, red for zebra crossings. Trouble is, as usual, they Continue reading Turre square – what a ripoff
Well I never. Hidden away in a corner of The Times – I suspect it only made it because it’s a slow news day – is a 50 word piece about “Evengelical Chinese explorers” claiming to have found the remains of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey. The mythical (possibly I should amend this to historical) boat was supposed to have grounded on Mount Ararat after the flood. Doves were involved. Having been watching Continue reading Chinese find Noah’s Ark
So, until the irritating creak of the flashing over of virtual sheets got on my nerves (I was listening to “Ladies of Letters….” at the time, and Prunella Scales voice is irritating when mixed with the whish of a flashlet which has not been paid for – see the large demo sign in the corner?) I was flicking through this weeks’ “Euro Weekly News” (AKA: The paper that makes Mojacar Matter”). Thoughts: A) Nice layout Continue reading Euro Weekly News, the paper that makes Mojacar matters… doesn’t mention Mojacar once this week
Why is it that Estate Agents over here have no expertise and offer a poor service. Some dont even view the property they are taking on but take details and photos from other web sites. They charge a high fixed commission which in theory means they should be working for the vendor. In reality it means that their inability to negotiate and failure to point out the positives leads them to accept low bids which Continue reading A reader writes…
A month after the Junta closed the Conserjería de Vivienda (ostensibly for “austerity” reasons, although I still maintain it was because it was an inefficient embarrassment that caused more damage to Andalucia than anything since Franco died), “Mr Bulldozer” has been booted upstairs and is moving to Seville (according to today’s La Voz). No news on what his promotion entails, although I assume an office with a door is involved. How nice. Luis is the Continue reading Luis Caparros (Mr Bulldozer) gets a promotion!
In a statement that will gladden the hearts of our many local fly screen installers and swimming pool cleaners, Mojacar townhall has issued a list of ways that “local citizens can help reducing mosquitos”. Most of the pointers seem to be about installing fly screens and keeping your swimming pool / fuente clean. As usual, Lokimica SA has won the contract to spray the area with a larvicide to kill off the mosquito larvae. They Continue reading Mojacar cutting mosquito budget (only YOU can stop the mozzies!)