Yearly Archives: 2014

Multiple Assets, Multiple Identities, Multiple Frauds

November 25th, 2014|Categories: British Embasy Madrid|

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has just released a new campaign in the UK targeting benefit thieves in their local areas and reinforcing an ongoing effort to get back the millions that are taken from the tax payer – 82 million for last year alone for abroad fraud cases. […]

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Two prehistoric settlements

October 26th, 2014|Categories: Mazarrón|

Human activity in the Mazarrón area has a long history. It is said that Mazarrón has 180 archaeological sites dating from Stone Age times onwards, but it is much later – in the 4th millennium BC that things really start to become interesting with the very important remains of a Chalcolithic (Copper Age) settlement and burial in the Cabezo del Plomo south of Mazarrón, which are well worth visiting. […]

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Start To Prepare The Garden For Christmas

October 25th, 2014|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

By Clodagh and Dick Handscombe One of the joys of having a property in Spain is the pleasure of experiencing a colourful garden at Christmas; a garden that motivates you to sit out and enjoy the winter sun and perhaps also to work on the garden in conditions that are often more like spring than the middle of winter, even if you need to wear a light jumper. There are five main things to be done, starting now, to ensure that you achieve this. […]

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Sweet Corn – maiz

October 24th, 2014|Categories: Vegetable of the month|

Sweet Corn – maiz, is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature, sweet corn is picked when immature and prepared and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. […]

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Sweet Corn

October 24th, 2014|Categories: Ma Millbank's Kitchen|

This month’s vegetable is Sweet Corn and can there be a more colourful veg? Of course the best way to eat it is as corn on the cob. […]

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the importance of registering for healthcare

October 24th, 2014|Categories: British Consulate, Alicante|

It could cost you time, worry and money, warns new video. Living in Spain without having thought about how you will look after your future health could cost you time, worry and money, warns the Department of Health in a new video about the importance of registering for healthcare. […]

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Lesson 13 – Comparisons

October 24th, 2014|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

We are still on the subject of adjectives as there are a lot of things to say about them apart from how they agree with nouns as we have already seen. Another thing we use adjectives for is to make comparisons. For example, in English we say ‘big’, ‘bigger’, ‘the biggest’; “nice, nicer, the nicest”; ‘beautiful’, ‘more beautiful’, ‘the most beautiful’. We call these forms comparative and superlative. […]

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September 30th, 2014|Categories: Help at Home|

Somewhere in Los Alcazares area for HAH Help at Home mobility equipment, wheelchairs, walkers etc. Must be clean, dry and secure and with easy access. Please email or Tel: Pam [...]


Autumn Gardens

September 28th, 2014|Categories: Gardening Opportunities|

by Dick Handscombe, holistic gardener and author living in Spain for over 25 years. Phew! At the time of writing in mid-September we have still had no serious rain; just a couple of few minute showers that just wet the surface of an enamelled paella pan. […]

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