A treat for the Hebrides

I’ve decided to give the inhabitants of the western isles a treat. All the way from Southern Spain – a sassenech who isn’t too smelly from not having enough clothes. Yes, the prognostics have proven correct, and the rucksack, upon investigation, proved incapable of holding more than two pairs of trousers, two t-shirts, three pairs of pants and 10 pairs of socks. I shudder to think of the condition of those clothes by day six Continue reading A treat for the Hebrides

How useless is the PSOE in Turre?

Here’s a post to refute to anyone who claims that Francisco Ortega and his bunch of merry men have improved Turre in any shape, size or form over the last few years. Just the latest PSOE crook bleeding the place dry, much like the previous Paco who was another vulgar, unpleasent, annoying power hungry crook. Ortegas own great-aunt won’t vote for him, she’s so disgusted by some of the things he’s done in the past….. Continue reading How useless is the PSOE in Turre?

Spain reflects on 30 year anniversary of “The Almeria Case” – when police tortured and shot 3 innocent tourists

Tomorrow, 10th of May, will be the 30th anniversary of one of Spain’s most notorious cases of police brutality, when three young men on holiday in Roquetas del Mar and Pechina were tortured to death by the Guardia Civil after police wrongly thought them to be wanted ETA terrorists. Luis Cobo Mier, Juan Mañas Morales & Luis Montero García were three young men who had taken a long weekend off work at their workplaces in Continue reading Spain reflects on 30 year anniversary of “The Almeria Case” – when police tortured and shot 3 innocent tourists

The Lamb at Nettlesham (Tales from the Saigh Valley)

Local author Kevill Davies, who lives in Mojacar, has just announced the publication of his latest novel “The Lamb at Nettlesham (Tales from the Saigh Valley)“. Sometimes tragic, often comic, this story from the beautiful Saigh Valley draws on some of the author’s experiences as a publican and hotel keeper in over twenty-five years in the trade. The story’s main characters, Jackie Meadows, a sex obsessed woman and Henry Bagshot her football mad childhood sweetheart, Continue reading The Lamb at Nettlesham (Tales from the Saigh Valley)

Partaloa town plan stripped of illegal homes solutions (AUAN)

From the  AUAN, 8th May 2011: At the bidding of the Junta de Andalucia, the proposed new town plan for Partlaoa has been stripped of enhancements designed to incorporate the majority of its illegal houses. During a recent meeting between town hall officials and AUAN it was confirmed that the Junta has insisted that large areas included in the proposals by the council are unacceptable. The area of La Canada is to be completely excluded, Continue reading Partaloa town plan stripped of illegal homes solutions (AUAN)

Preparing for the otters of the outer islands…

I’m still concerned about the lack of Otter repellent in El Corte Ingles. When I asked the nice girl in the hunting and fishing department, she just looked blank and offered me some mosquito repellent. No, I explained, I want nutria repellent. She hunted through the database, and eventually came up with some shark repellent. Not quite the same, as this has to disperse in water. By now, I was afflicted with the acute embarrassment Continue reading Preparing for the otters of the outer islands…

Some gems about Hebridean Island Hopping: T-6 and counting!

Reading the (otherwise quite excellent) guidebook Hebridean Island Hopping: A Guide for the Independent Traveller by Martin Coventry, I’m starting to form a strange impression of the Outer Hebrides which I hope won’t be born out by the trip. I mean, just look at these little gems: There is a walk up to Ness, proving that “the Bridge to Nowhere” does actually lead somewhere. Overnight visitors to the island are advised to camp outside, as Continue reading Some gems about Hebridean Island Hopping: T-6 and counting!

Planes told to glide into Almeria airport in fuel saving measure

AENA, the airports authority, has designated Almeria airport as a test site for its new “glide-in” fuel savings measures. The idea is to change flight routes, passing them through previously military held airspace, to allow planes to cut their engines for the last 180 kilometers of their routes into the airports. By flying a more direct route into the airport, instead of having to stick to tight flight paths, airplanes can apparently just cut engines Continue reading Planes told to glide into Almeria airport in fuel saving measure

Juan Enciso, accused of stealing 150 million euros, likely to continue being mayor of El Ejido

Despite being on trial as one of the ringleaders of a criminal gang who stole over 150 million euros from town hall coffers, by paying inflated invoices to companies he owned, Juan Enciso is likely to continue being the mayor of El Ejido. An independent door-to-door survey says he will get 12 councillors in the (now bankrupt) town. Juan Enciso said that he hoped his opponents would play “a fair game” and not stoop to Continue reading Juan Enciso, accused of stealing 150 million euros, likely to continue being mayor of El Ejido

What a lot of paperwork

This: is just one of the reasons why I’ve been a bit quiet recently on the old blogging front. Wondering what it is? It’s our staff risk evaluation and training policy, as provided by the kind people at our insurance company “Ibermutuamur”. An obligatory set of rules, procedures, analysis and informational evalutation techniques set out by the Junta and the Government. Here it is all piled up. Well over a thousand sheets of paper, I Continue reading What a lot of paperwork