Archive for: February, 2015

MARIANO Rajoy, in his final State of the Nation speech before the General Election, gave a bullish address about Spain’s recovery and how his government had taken bolder decisions which avoided a Greece style bail-out. The Spanish Prime Minister announced some new initiatives to help struggling families, and tax breaks for the self-employed. The PM […]

Tranquil art of parascending

ONE thing about having children is keeping the little darlings constantly occupied. But their attention span is so short that it’s constant. We are always looking at different things to do, but, more importantly, we have to stick to a budget. This time we opted for parascending. The kids are one and four, so it […]

Mixing it up!

THERE’S no getting around it and there’s no hiding them. They are sent to terrorise you … yes, those dreaded  “white” hairs! And it seems that I’m seeing plenty on show as I wander around, “glaring” at me in the supermarket, or catching the light out in the sun. But why, if you’re trying to […]

Tenerife set for a Derby delight

CD Tenerife 2 Real Valladolid 0 MAKE no mistake, this was a massive win. Valladolid would have gone top of the table had they won, but Tenerife produced their most grown-up performance of the season and deserved their first win since Christmas Day. This was a proper contest from the very first whistle. Valladoild are […]

Terrace are tickled Pink

WITH the top two seemingly already decided in the Direct Telecom Pool League, the spotlight falls on the race for third place, and this week saw several of the contenders dropping points. The biggest shock came at Inn the Pink A. They played host to Terrace Bar A, who are languishing just off the bottom […]

Big boys humble Playboys

THE John Lowe Team Handicap Cup competition is designed to create a level playing field, and give an equal chance across the three divisions for a slice of glory. So a semi-final trip to play Premier League leaders Bar 180 A for Division 1 leaders Ourplace Playboys, holding a 135-point head-start in this Plate showdown, […]

Palace need princely display

THE Premier League is really starting to take shape, with just 12 games to go. It looks like a two-horse race for the title but the relegation battle is being played out by nine sides. Well, 10 if you include Newcastle, who are 10 points above the safety line. And with 36 points still up […]

15 minutes to a healthier you

OF all the excuses heard when it comes to reasons not to exercise, by far the most common is, “I just haven’t got time”. Yet somehow, those same people usually find the time to spend two hours on Facebook or Twitter. But what if I were to tell you that all you need do is […]

Community of Owners

ALTHOUGH I have written about this in previous columns, I feel it is a good idea to clarify some points. I am aware that many readers are still confused about some terms and legalities of the Community of Owners. Any property in Spain in a building is included in the Horizontal Division Law, which means […]

When a cuppa’s the new rock and roll!

I DON’T usually take holidays in England. Well, anything longer than a weekend, that is. And yes, I know there are some lovely places to visit. And, of course, I have had holidays in this country in the past. But with the old bones needing a bit of sun, it’s the thought of the indeterminate […]

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