Yearly Archives: 2011

Nicholas Evans

December 29th, 2011|Categories: Author and Book Review|

Nicholas Evans was born on 26 July 1950. He is an English journalist, screenwriter television and film producer and novelist. Evans was born at in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, and educated at Bromsgrove School, but before studying at Oxford University, he served in Africa with the charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). He then studied journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter and television screenwriter. […]

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Winter cut-back and clean-up time

December 29th, 2011|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe Practical gardeners and authors living in Spain for 25 years As soon as there is a sunny January day we get out into the garden to start our winter cutback and clean up, even between the New Year and Los Reyes. It gives good post New Year celebrations exercise and it could rain later in the month. […]

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Cloud Nine Drame Group Review

December 28th, 2011|Categories: Cloud Nine Drama Group|

A reflection on Cloud Nine Drama’s “Revue” performed at La Molata in November. Just a short drive along the motorway and I was at La Molata Social Club looking forward to an evening of Revue entertainment performed by Cloud Nine Drama. I enjoyed a quick drink at the bar before taking my seat to enjoy the show. […]

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Prehistoric cave paintings

December 28th, 2011|Categories: Cieza|

Mention prehistoric cave paintings and many people’s thoughts would immediately turn to France. However, Spain has an unsurpassed richness of prehistoric art, and nowhere in the country can offer more than the region of Murcia. Not only that, but it is often possible to go and see these ancient paintings which have miraculously survived several thousand years. […]

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Low Fat Recipes

December 28th, 2011|Categories: Ma Millbank's Kitchen|

Christmas is over and it’s time to stop indulging and think about healthy eating. January for me always starts with good intentions so before I break my New Year’s resolution to lose weight and eat better. Here are some very good low fat recipes to try. […]

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Using or Exchanging a Driving License in Spain

December 28th, 2011|Categories: Information Articles|

Information on who may exchange their foreign driver’s licence for a Spanish licence. Information applies to European Union citizens (UK, EU etc.) as well as people with American, Australian or other non-EU driver’s licences. […]

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December 28th, 2011|Categories: Jane Cronin’s Spanish language|

Just as we saw last month with the letter M, I am happy to tell you that the pronunciation of the letter N is the same in Spanish as in English.  If you actually listen to the way Spaniards speak, you will notice that practically all the consonant sounds are lighter or softer than in English which make them difficult for us to hear at times. […]

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La Bastida part 2

December 12th, 2011|Categories: Totana|

Prehistoric Town of La Bastida near Totana continued An abundance of remains have been found at La Bastida. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most numerous have been pieces of pottery such as vessels [...]

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La Bastida

December 12th, 2011|Categories: Totana|

Prehistoric Town of La Bastida near Totana One thing that never ceases to amaze us is Spain's capacity to surprise. One such surprise was, when we were reading a guide book [...]

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