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REIKI YOUR WAY TO A MORE BALANCED YOU

Hi all, it’s been a while since I last done a little blog, I thought it was time for a little update from The Reiki Room. Over the last few months I have been feeling the energies around us very dense, at some points almost suffocating down to the amount of negative vibration surrounding us
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Monte Mar Bowls & Social Club May Update

FRIDAY LEAGUE – Friday 23rd April As bowling still has restrictions we have decided to run in-house competitions on Mondays and Fridays, over six weeks. The winners will be announced after the last matches. The first Friday League was Saint Georges day so everyone wore something red. It was a very enjoyable mornings bowling, followed
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GRAN ALACANT FAMILY DOCTORS 24h

In 2018, the project of the doctors of Gran Alacant Family Doctors 24h was born.   One which consisted in creating a familiar clinic where patients could be in a close environment, with a trustworthy and reliable doctor that keeps track of them, and even assists their emergencies and other kinds of necessities, of them
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Stay With Me by Louisa Darcy

At the beginning of last year February 2020, I released my first song ‘Could I Fall in Love Again’ written by Erick Nova. The song features on YouTube and many music platforms including Spotify. Not long after the song release and CD launch, Spain went into lockdown due to the devastating Covid 19 pandemic, which
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Montermar bowls & social club April update

CHICKEN RUN Sunday 28th March As the number of players are still restricted we played two sessions of ten ends, so everyone who put their names down could have a game. Lynda Sauders won the ladies chicken and Colin Bedford the mens, well done to both. The eggs were won by Sheila Roberts and Micheal
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TOOTH SENSITIVITY

A healthy tooth is protected by different sections. The first one is the enamel and the second one is the dentin. If there is a dental wear, an elimination or a fracture of the enamel, the dentin gets exposed and that is when we feel a sudden and sharp pain, this sensation of pain is
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GA the perfect place to LIVE and WORK remotely – Part 3

MEET ANDY Hi I’m Andy and I’m originally from Newcastle, in the north-east of England.  After a number of years working in corporate communication management, as well as freelance football and travel writing across Europe, I’ve spent the last 7 years running my own communications consultancy business working with clients in the public and private sector. 
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ANIMAL PROTECTION LAWS

Spanish Lower House of Congress are working on a law which will start considering animals as not things but live beings. This means their physical and psychic welfare will be evaluated in those judicial resolutions involving divorces and embargoes. So far, a companion animal can be embargoed, according to its estimated value, for paying a
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What is a cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart diseases. They often present without pain and symptoms. For that reason, they are often left untreated. This can lead to even more serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke or other organ
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GRAN ALACANT GOLF SOCIETY APRIL UPDATE

Following the easing of the covid restrictions, El Plantio Golf Resort reopened on 1 March. GAGS is now back to playing twice a week, Tuesday and Friday with our usual tee-off time of 8am. We are looking forward to meeting up with our regular players and welcoming new members whether they be residents, holiday home
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montemar bowls club april update

Bowling up date With the slight easing of restrictions in March we were able to commence bowling again with a maximum of fourteen players at one time. If the next review of the restrictions permit we will start internal leagues again which will provide competitive bowling for members while maintaining all the health and safety
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Kim & Mark- Alicante to Gibraltar Bike Ride

Dear Readers, “WE NEED YOUR HELP” We have lived in GA for 18 years. Some of you have known us for years personally and others have met us at La Piazza in the Masa Square. Covid 19 sadly meant the closure of our Italian Restaurant. All Businesses unfortunately have been affected by this Global Pandemic,
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ANUAL TAX RETURN 2021

Fiscal residents in Spain must submit an annual tax return. To determine if you are resident in Spain for tax purposes, you must fulfill one of the following conditions:  – Spend more than 183 days a year in Spain (January to December)  – If most of your essential activities and economic interests are situated in
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POST COVID19 SYNDROME

Post COVID19 Syndrome is made up of various sequelae that patients report even when recovering from coronavirus disease.  It can affect various organ systems.  Various symptoms are being described that persist for weeks and even months after COVID infection. Many patients complain of palpitations, chest pain, dyspnoea, dizziness, neurological disorders, dizziness, high blood pressure, or
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Gran Alacant Golf Society March 2021 Update

It is with great sadness that we resume this year’s golf without one of the Society’s founder members and past captain, Barry Conron, who passed away on 30 January. Barry was a true gentleman who epitomised everything we associate with the game of golf; courtesy, integrity and fair play. He will be greatly missed by
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MONTE MAR BOWLS CLUB

Some good news!  Club members who contracted the Covid Virus in January have all made a full recovery or are almost fully recovered.  We wish them well and hope everyone else stays safe. We hope that after the next review on 1st March the situation will have improved and we can look forward to bowling again
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Caniresort Celebrating 20th Birthday

We were the first Pet Shipping company to be registered in Spain and have welcomed hundreds of pets to our hotels. We are based in La Marina, Alicante and have premises in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and Malaga. We offer a pick up and collection service and accept all types of pets.  We love to give
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Gran Alacant the perfect place to Work Remotely

The recent pandemic has meant that we have had to make many changes to our regular lives. However, the ability to work remotely has meant that more people are considering their work/life options. After all, what could be better than being able to live anywhere in the World and still follow your chosen career. With
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GA Runners Virtual Running – Murcia

For those of us not in Gran Alacant, January and February proved to be a challenge for running but the group took to the task and between us ran nearly 1000km in January, and at the time of writing, we are 500km in February. Of course of postponement of the January 21km in Santa Pola
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HARD TIMES FOR PETS AND PEOPLE

Despite of what freaky conspiranoics say, we keep recommending everybody (when the turn arrives, not like the shaming example of certain Spanish politicians and high graduation “brave” soldiers), to get vaccinated against NCoV-19, and unless it’s absolutely necessary, don’t leave your home. We are facing a very serious situation, and we all should collaborate.                  
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Gran Alacant Runners

How did you spend January? You just need to look around to see the tremendous amount of physical activity taking place on a day to day basis. Walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, tennis, walking football, the list goes on. It is an important way to maintain a healthy life style but also stay sane in these
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Montemar Bowls & Social Club February 2021 update

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE Despite all the restrictions everyone enjoyed playing in the Wednesday league, played over five weeks. The last match was played on Wednesday 16th December, after which Diane announced the winner and the runners up. The winner was Phil Goble runner up Jean Chamberlain and third John Hunt, each received a bottle of wine.
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GAGS January 2021 Update

We truly hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas but we cannot think of anyone who won’t be glad to see the end of 2020. What a year it has been but we approach 2021 with renewed hope and optimism for a much better year, albeit there will continue to be early challenges with the full
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Christmas Coffee Morning raised 1250€

On 28th November the bars of Sierra Mar held a Charity Christmas Coffee morning in aid of Elche Children’s Care home. Coordinated by Pam Hardy from Zest, the event included a raffle, tombolas, a variety of hand crafted Christmas decorations and a range of other gifts to purchase. Similar to previous years,  the aim was
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PETS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

From last November 13th an app from Ministerio del Interior (Spanish Home Office) called Alert Cops is available, and one of its multiple purposes is to report the Police in a quick way any case of animal mistreatment. This alert arrives immediately to Guardia Civil or Policía Nacional. Alert Cops app is been working for
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GA Golf Society December Update

Of course it has been a difficult year for all but with the approach of the Christmas season lets hope for some joy, cheer and goodwill.  So from all at GAGS we wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Back to golfing matters, our tee times for December are somewhat mixed so please get in touch so we
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MONTEMAR BOWLS & SOCIAL CLUB DECEMBER UPDATE

AUSTRALIAN PAIRS EVENT On Wednesday 21st October a drawn Australian Pairs event took place. Twelve teams were drawn from the list of entries. Each team played two games of twelve ends against drawn oppostion. The results were based on the amount of shots scored over the two games. After the completion of the games the
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The place in the Sun Gran Alacant

Gran Alacant was once again featured on an episode of the popular television series, A Place in the Sun! Hosted by Jasmine Harman, the episode introduced us to Baksho and Sukvinder, sisters from Leicester who were shopping for a holiday home in Gran Alacant with a budget of 100,000 GBP. Gran Alacant has appeared on
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GAGS November Update

With the onset of darker and colder mornings we have been negotiating with the Course officials about changing our normal 8am tee time for a later one. Accordingly, for November and December, we have ended up with a mixture of times to fit in with arrangements made by the Club with other parties. Please therefore
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2021 CHALLENGES: BREXIT AND CORONAVIRUS

In this article we would like, first of all, to remind all pets owners that, so far, negotiations between EU and UK about BREXIT, haven’t borne fruit yet. This means that, if there is no change before Dec 31st, dogs, cats and ferrets which travel from EU to UK and vice versa, will be required
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Simple Social Hub – Who are we?

The City Council meets with two entrepreneurs who present their coworking spaces in the town  The Santa Pola City Council held a meeting with Diana Carrasco and Mª Angeles Cáceres, local female entrepreneurs, who have just opened two Coworking spaces, one located in downtown Santa Pola and the other in Gran Alacant. The meeting was
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