One of our readers, Kamila, has asked for some help as follows:

"I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good cleaner in Almerimar and also a babysitter for one night a week during school term and weekdays during school holidays? - Also a good electrician???"

If you have any recommendations please let us know and we will pass them on to Kamila.

One of our readers, Angela S, has been in touch asking whether anyone can loan or rent her and her family a travel cot for the week from 8-15 September 2015.

She has access to one cot but there are two small kids coming over so she needs another one.

If you can help Angela please get in touch and we will pass on your details to her.

Round courgette or marrow?

The fruit and veg fairy has been at it again. This time we have been left with something that we are not sure about. We think it might be a round courgettte or marrow but we are not certain.

Can anyone out there confirm what it is? Thanks.


UPDATED: Thanks to Christer for the following information... There is a company called Pepe Tours that do trips from Roquetas. Here is a link to their site.

One of our readers has asked whether anyone knows of a company that organises regular coach trips from Almerimar to Granada. If anyone knows of a company doing this please can you let us know and we will pass on the information.

We have just received this from one of our readers......

"Microwave combined grill oven for sale.  Nice and clean and not too big…..white outer and stainless steel inner ….with manual instructions in several languages!!!!  25 euro."

If you are interested please get in touch and we will provide you with contact details.

We have received a request to post the following information from one of our readers, Pam R:

"Nurse with 10 years experience in a London Hospital offers home or hospital care. Spanish with excellent English.
Please contact Belen on 657 654 948."

I have just received this email from a reader. If you are interested I can give you his email address and UK mobile phone number....

"I have various Pine Furniture pieces for sale at a very reasonable price as I am clearing my Apartment."

Has anyone lost a well groomed, non-aggressive dog?  Pam R has spotted a brown cocker spaniel with a harness and a white tick collar roaming around Calle Alcor recently. She thinks it might be lost.

Old photo of Almerimar

As some readers may know Jacqui and I have created a page on Facebook called Memorias de Almerimar. We use it to share old photos of Almerimar and also information about the history of the town.

Please get in touch if you have any old photos Almerimar that you would be willing to publish on the page.

PS You can see a more complete version of the photo above by clicking on it.

A reader has been in touch looking for a place to store some stuff either in or close to Almerimar. If you can help please get in touch.

The items include 1 double bed, 2 singles 1 couch, table an 4 chairs x 2. Washer, fridge freezer, television etc.

Good news. Leigh has been in touch and she has found the heart pendant that Jacqui wrote a story about the other day.

Further to the query the other day about Norwegian Air. We have received this from Marianne. Thanks Marianne.

"We always fly Norwegian from Stockholm direct to Malaga and it is working fine. I was surprised to see how cheap it is from Gatwick... From Stockholm we usually pay between 80-150 euros or more one way!!"

One of our readers, Jules, has booked a Norwegian Air flight from Gatwick to Malaga for October 2014. The one-way cost was only 10 pounds.

Jules was wondering whether any of our readers has had any experience of flying with Norwegian Ai. If yes, do you have any views on this airline?

Almerimar bus timetable 2014

A couple of days ago someone asked me about the buses between Almerimar and El Ejido. By chance I had to use one of the buses yesterday and it had a new timetable for 2014 on the window (see above).

Until now I had never known the route the bus takes so I stayed on the bus for a bit.

As you can see from above the buses run between every 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours ish depending on the day and time of day. So not a very frequent service. Cost was 1.33 euros.

Read More for a few details.

One of our readers has asked the following question.....

"Would anyone know if Banco Popular in Almerimar has an Area Manager and if so where could I find this information?"

If you can help answer this query please get in touch and I will pass the information on to the person who has made the request.

Please see this recommendation from one of our readers, Kenneth P......

For anyone wishing to replace the Formica work top with a long lasting hard wearing granite top.
There is a company situated adjacent to the Wednesday market site in El Ejido. Very good personal service to include visit to take measurements, removing the electric hob and the sink and reconnecting both after the new work top is installed. Also disposal of the old Formica work top. Price will depend on the quality and pattern of the granite chosen. Company details as follows:
Marmoles Lomasur, S.L.L.
Calle San Martin, 6
04700 El Ejido
Telephone: 950 486 535
Mobile: 659 696 745

I had a chat with Spencer earlier today about UK satellite TV in Spain. He said he has had loads of people asking him what is going to happen. We will be preparing a more detailed article for publication soon. However, in the meantime, to stop Spencer having to explain this many times to many people here is a brief summary.

Read More for details.

We have now received the following information about Granada for Jules and others....

"We have been 3 times showing friends and family. Absolutely brilliant. Choosing the right time of year and the right time of day is very important, booking your tickets prior to the visit is also very important. A trip to Granada/ Alhambra Palace cannot be done in a day, overnight accommodation is essential.
We booked our tickets for the afternoon session, went by car in the morning and parked in our hotel car park opposite the Alhambra Palace, (Alixares Hotel). Day two we spent wandering around the streets and shops in Granada, wonderful city, well worth a visit,
Lots of info on the web site."

Further to the request from Jules. We have had a couple of comments so far....


"We went by train .....excellent service but you need to book which way you want your seat to face. Plenty of taxis to hotel. Definitely book a tour of the Alhambra ....too much to see without a guide."

"My tip would be don't go.  I found it the most frustrating and unpleasant adventure of all my time in the region.  Service in general was poor to bad.  Pricing ditto.  We did actually use the bus station having driven there, parked and tried to bus into the centre.  Roadworks caused chaos; there was no signage in Spanish or English to indicate bus diversions and cancellations and as a result we missed our slot to visit the Alhambra.  The locals too seemed pretty dour folk and unfriendly to boot.
We cancelled the hotel and returned home to Almerimar but not before visiting Guadix, stopping for some walking in the Sierra Nevada National Park and spending some time strolling around Lanjaron and Orgiva which were a delight.
The palace in Almeria proved a much better visit and there are some smashing restaurants and eateries there.
My opinion only; perhaps the gods were colluding against us that day."


We will publish more if/when we receive them.

One of our readers, Jules, is wondering whether anyone can provide her with some tips about Granada. In particular:

- recommendations on restaurants or things to see in Granada (as well as the Alhambra)

- Advice from anyone who has used the bus station in Granada.

If you hve any useful info please get in touch and we will pass it on to Jules.


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