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He was halfway down the path to the front gate and the sound of the door closing behind him, was like a gunshot striking him between the shoulder blades. He paused for a moment before continuing to the gate, where he turned for a final look back. If he cared to admit it, he would


I’ve been coming to my house in Gran Alacant for the past 12 years, usually for 3 months in Spring and 2 months in autumn. Each season has turned up its surprises; it seems that each time I visit there is at least one remarkable occurrence in the Clot, and the end of the year

Gran Alacant Golf Society December Update

“We have been writing an article in GA Advertiser for 2 years now and feel we are becoming in danger of merely repeating what has been said in those previous editions. So, starting this month and in future months we intend to provide only essential information about our Society meetings, sufficient to let any golfers


A recent research has proved cats actually have facial expressions, and some people know how to recognize them. These people are called “cats whisperers”. Persons like us, who have owned cats for years, already knew it: we know, not only when our cat is ill or in pain, but also when is happy, bored, amazed,

Barranc del Cint, Alcoy

My name is Heidi and I come from Helsinki, Finland. With my husband Olli-Pekka and our 3 dogs we live in Gran Alacant and enjoy the brilliant Mediterranean climate and possibility of discovering new hiking routes all over our Alicante province and sometimes even a bit further. Ironically, I have a fear of heights, but

Montemar Bowls&Social Club December Update

CHICKEN RUN November 24th Once again the monthly chicken run was well supported and enjoyed by all. Wendy Sheridan won the chicken for the ladies and Steve Hindle won the men’s. As Wendy was returning to England for Xmas she raffled the chicken which was won by Les Bounds. The chickens were donated by Harry


I received a message the other day from Barry, our esteemed former GA Advertiser editor. He had been asked by another reader if I could answer a few questions about all the white egrets which descend on the Clot during the evening to roost in the reed beds. As many of you will know, the