Posts byLou

Gran Alacant Golf Society July Update

Not a lot to report this month. Following the busy months of May and June for the Society, July has been relatively quiet. However, the summer holiday season is now kicking in and whilst we shall lose the occassional core member for the odd week we do expect visitors to swell our numbers across the
CONTINUE READING

WHAT IS A URINARY INFECTION?

Urinary infection is the inflammation of the organs of the urinary system, which are kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. It is caused by microorganisms −bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites, and it is often associated with irritative symptoms, such as burning during urination, fever or change in the appearance of urine. Depending on where the infection
CONTINUE READING

El Pou Clar & Bocairent

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
CONTINUE READING

MONTEMAR BOWLS & SOCIAL CLUB JUNE UPDATE

LA PIAZZA DAY Thursday 23rd May saw our first La Piazza Day at Monte Mar on a very hot May day. Twelve teams of trips took part playing two games of nine ends, with an hours break in between. After a competitive mornings bowling the winners were Sheila Roberts, Micheal Williams skip Barrie Woodfine. After
CONTINUE READING

Montemar Bowls & Social Club May Update

CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS Playing for Monte Mar in the Ladies Pairs Lynne Armitage and Margaret Finlayson After two challenging games Lynne and Margaret got through to the semi finals. In the semi finals Lynne and Margaret lead until the last two ends but lost to Kath and Ann from San Louis. They both thoroughly enjoyed
CONTINUE READING

Gran Alacant Golf Society, June Update

Not a great deal to report this month. The Course continues to be in good condition and is a pleasure to play. One question we are frequently asked is “how much does it cost to play golf with the Society?” Well,it varies across the seasons. Presently the cost payable directly to the Course for someone
CONTINUE READING

It is better to prevent than to treat!

The general medical examination has been considered as one of the most important practices in preventive medicine. It has been called “periodic medical examination” since its period can vary between one and five years, depending on the age. However, some people call it “annual examination” because of its annual periodicity. In children, the periodic examination
CONTINUE READING

Jimmy Mac for M.A.B.S. at Los Dados

JIMMY MAC IS BACK for M.A.B.S. !!! Jimmy is back to perform his usual fantastic show in aid of MABS. There will be no panto or any other fundraiser this year for MABS so PLEASE everybody, come out in your hundreds + support this as it will be the only time you’ll be asked to
CONTINUE READING

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
CONTINUE READING

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
CONTINUE READING

What is Dyslipidemia?

What is dyslipidemia? It is the alteration of the fats in the blood. Excess fat (cholesterol) in the blood causes a disease called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is an accumulation of fat in the arteries, which causes decrease in the caliber and therefore decreases the arrival of blood to organs such as the brain and kidney. High
CONTINUE READING

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
CONTINUE READING

MonteMar Bowling&Social Club Finals

FINALS DAY On Saturday 23rd February we held our Ladies and Men’s finals. Margaret Finlayson v Pauline Woodfine and Chris Merry v Jack Burrell. Pauline won the Ladies final and after a nail biting men’s final Chris was the winner. Afterwards we enjoyed a buffet lunch and drinks in the Rincon followed by the presentation
CONTINUE READING

Can cervical cancer be prevented?

Cervical Cancer is the third most frequent neoplasm in women worldwide. This disease occurs when the cells of the cervix begin to transform and grow uncontrollably, initially becoming precancerous lesions, and subsequently, if this alteration persists in cancerous lesions. It is known that the causative agent of practically all of this cancer is a virus
CONTINUE READING

how to deal with expat blues

Living abroad can be very rewarding and exciting for an expatriate and his or her family members. However, many expatriates often face culture shock, homesickness and social isolation. There is often a lack of support for expats, and it can be more challenging to cope with living in a new country and culture. Many expatriates
CONTINUE READING

Monte Mar Bowls & Social Club February Update

CHICKEN RUN Sunday 27th January The first chicken run of 2019 was played in lovely sunshine with twenty eight members taking part. The lady winner was Pauline Merry and Don Cleeter was the winner of the men. The eggs were won by Ken White and Sindy. Thank you to Pauline and Chris Merry who donated
CONTINUE READING