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Tourist info for May 2019

Hi everybody, May has arrived with lots of fiestas and parades of Moors and Christians. Let’s start with the most famous one in Spain, which is held in Alcoy. This year the Alcoy’s festivities have been postponed to May. The 4th of May is the date for the big parade. One of my favourite parades

Pallid Swift

Sometimes it’s quite simple to identify a bird out here on the Costa Blanca – once you know what a Hoopoe is, for example, you’ll know one when you see one, an unmistakeable starling-sized pink bird with black and white wings and a crest – easy-peasy, and you’re likely to see at least one on

Light at the end of the tunnel

Giles had been looking forward to his weekend break after three weeks of continuous night shifts. Shortage of staff caused by Br….; he couldn’t bring himself to say the word. Things were not getting off to the best start; the taxi was late. He was just about to call in when his phone rang, “Sorry

A time for everything …

Hi, I’m Jemma.. I share what I continue to learn from animals through my work as a volunteer with them at www.satanimalrescue.com and at www.easyhorsecare.net This month, I have been reminded of how things can change, moment by moment, day by day , month by month. A lot of new dogs, especially puppies arrive at

MONTE MAR Bowls & Social Club April Update

CHICKEN RUN Another successful end of month chicken run attended by thirty four members. The lady winner was Yvonne Yarrow and the men’s winner was Dave Thomas. Mary Saunders and Peter Wallis won the eggs. The chickens were donated by Jan and Mick Soars, the eggs were donated by Ian and Julia Hamilton. END OF

GA Golf Society April Update

The geese, ducks, moorhens and Terrapins are happy. As mentioned in last month’s article the golf course has held up well during the unusually dry weather in the first quarter of the year but it has left the lakes and ponds which form the reservoirs for the watering system very low. Whilst not particularly welcome