Yearly Archives: 2014

Dog Health Programme

December 26th, 2014|Categories: ANIMAL MATTERS|

Undoubtedly the basis of good health for our dogs should concentrate on good nutrition, proper hygiene, a good environment where the animal can exercise stress-free and of course a good programme of vaccination, flea treatment and de-worming. […]

Comments Off on Dog Health Programme

Gestoria Carvajal

November 28th, 2014|Categories: Legal Services|

* Traffic matters(driving license, vehicle transfers,Spanish plates...)* Legal assistance and litigation* Spanish wills and inheritance* NIE, Residencia, Nationality* Insurance exclusive agent for Patria Hispana* Property conveyancing* Contracts We have personnel that [...]

Comments Off on Gestoria Carvajal

Baranda – Music

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Barranda|

Up in the highlands in Northwest Murcia is a small village called Barranda. Historically isolated, this is an area traditionally of smallholdings and self-sufficiency. It is an area of hills and even occasional water courses such as the Rio Argos, although these tend normally to be less than impressive. […]

Comments Off on Baranda – Music

Get Legal Advice And Learn The Language!

November 26th, 2014|Categories: British Consulate, Alicante|

Getting clear legal advice and learning some basic Spanish were the top tips from British shoppers in Iceland stores in Spain when asked by the British Consulate. Other tips when asked “What is your advice for someone moving to Spain?” included “Do your homework” and “Try renting before you buy.” […]

Comments Off on Get Legal Advice And Learn The Language!

Lesson 14 – Direct Object Pronoun – “lo”

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

At the end of the last article I gave you a short paragraph to translate. I have to admit the contents are a bit weird, but it does give us examples of almost all the adjective forms we were talking about. Here it is again, with my translation below. Notice there is often more than one way to translate something, so I’ve given you some alternatives in brackets. […]

Comments Off on Lesson 14 – Direct Object Pronoun – “lo”

Leeks – Puerros

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

The Leek (puerro) is a vegetable that belongs, along with onion and garlic, to the genus Allium. The edible part of the leek plant is a bundle of leaf sheaths that is sometimes erroneously called a stem or stalk. […]

Comments Off on Leeks – Puerros


November 26th, 2014|Categories: Ma Millbank's Kitchen|

Leeks; now there's a vegetable worth having in your rack. Leek and Potato Soup has always been a favourite of mine and so easy to make. My father used to make [...]

Comments Off on Leeks

Late Autumn Gardening Challenges

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick Handscombe, holistic gardener and author living in Spain for over 25 years. 2014 autumn has been a mixed blessing for gardeners. Up in Valencia Province we are still waiting for a decent rainfall, while from what I read this afternoon in the November edition of Costa Cálida Chronicle, the Mazarrón area has had more than enough rain, especially on the Camposol urbanisation. […]

Comments Off on Late Autumn Gardening Challenges

Victoria Hislop

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Author and Book Review|

Victoria Hislop is a writer and journalist and lives in Kent with her husband Ian, Private Eye editor and their two children. Her first novel, The Island, held the number one slot in the Sunday Times paperback chart for eight consecutive weeks and has sold over a million copies. Victoria was named Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007. She has written a number of short stories and many of her novels are based in Greece which is a country that she loves. The family has a second home in Crete. […]

Comments Off on Victoria Hislop