Marios toldo

On Thursday I noticed that some men were working at the front of Mario's. This morning I saw what they had done and took a photo. I need not have bothered as this photo was already on Facebook on Mario's Facebook page.

Click on the picture above to see all of the toldo.

Matthew from Leo's has been in touch withe the following information....

"Just to let you know that next Friday groovey Phil will be performing from 17:00 to 21:00 and we are serving a free buffet and the chip shop will again serve food from 20:00."

Leo's sign

Leo's sign

Over the last week or two we have heard a number of people say a lot of good things about Leo's. The new management of the place seem to be doing a good job of attracting and keeping customers.

As you can see from the photos above there is entertainment there tomorrow (18 April 2014) and they are re-starting selling Friday night fish and chips.

We wish the new management the best of luck with their new venture.

Read More to see a copy of their menu.

Mercadona Crane - 11 March 2014

Mercadona Crane - 11 March 2014

As you can see from the crane it looks like they may be upgrading the aircon as part of the Mercadona building work.

 Mercadona building work - March 2014

Mercadona building work - March 2014

When he saw our earlier story about Mercadona one of our readers got in touch asking if we had exact dates for the shop closing temporarily. As you can see from the photos above from earlier today there are clear signs that the building work is starting.

I called into the shop and asked one of the members of staff for information. He said that the shop will be closing on 28 April 2014 and will remain shut for approximately 5-6 weeks.

You can see more photos here in the Gallery.

Nautilus tapas

A special mention to Nautilus for the quality of the tapas they served at the FGS prize giving event for the Sunday competition on 2 March 2014. The photo above is of the second type of tapas they produced for us last night. It was really tasty and so was the first one, an apple and prawn salad.

We have received the following information from Vivien M....

"At last a true barber´s shop in Almerimar. Opened in February 2014
                   You will find it in Calle Galera
 ...between the Almerimar pharmacy and the Animal Charity Shop
                  (it is Vivien Morriss´s old shop)

Opening times:   9.30 - 1.30pm  and 5pm - 8.30pm Monday to Friday;  9.30 - 2.30pm  on Saturday

Por fin ha abierto en Almerimar una¨" Peluqueria de Caballero".
Se encuentra en la Calle Galera entre la Farmacia de Almerimar
y la tienda benefica de los animales y el Resturante Yachting Golf
           (es la antigüa tienda de Vivien Morriss)

Horario: 9.30 -1.30 y las 5 hasta las 8.30 de la tarde los lunes hasta viernes;  9.30 - 2.30 de la tarde los sabados."

Golf Almerimar restaurant sign

Over the last few weeks there has been work going on just inside the fence close to the golf course car park. There was a piece of waste ground that has been planted with some very pretty trees and plants. There was also a series of tall wooden stakes put up close to the fence. I wondered what they were going to be used for. Now we know.

There is still a large area of waste ground further up on the left of the 10th hole, close to Bungalows del Golf. This had been cleared as well but a few weeds are growing back into it now. I wonder what it is going to be used for.

This morning a little bird told me that Mercadona in Almerimar is going to close for around 6 weeks in May and June 2014. Apparently they have taken over the shop next door and are expanding into it. So they will be closed for around 6 weeks in May and June while the work is done.

Earlier today I called in and asked one of the ladies on the checkout and she confirmed that they will be shut in May and June 2014.

I guess we will have to do our Friday golf bottle shopping somewhere else during that period.

Just spotted on Facebook that Hans F has mentioned that the Dársena 1 cafe in the corner of Dársena 1 is to re-open in March 2014. According to Hans one of the guys who used to run El Segoviano is running it.

The article here on the Wiki Ejido site explains that the internet place next door to Alcor Properties and Algarbe has re-opened. It also mentions that it now going to be able to handle worldwide money transfers.

When walking around town this morning I spotted that Pizza Guzzi has re-opened following a winter break. While closed the place had a notice saying they were also doing some work on the place while it was closed. I didn't spot much difference apart from it looks like it has been painted. Maybe more has been done but my untrained eyes didn't spot anything.

ChillOut, Almerimar

Pat & Pete Gillam of CHILLOUT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT are pleased to announce that they have taken over the whole operation of ALMERIMAR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (not to be confused with Andalucia Property Management).

A.P.M. clients have been contacted and have accepted the change to CHILLOUT. These changes have been seamless and have not caused any inconvenience to the owners and we look forward to a mutually rewarding relationship for the future.

If you have a property in Almerimar and are looking for a management company to take the stress out of owning a property abroad, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We give Carol and Stuart our best wishes for their relocation to another part of Spain and wish them all the best in their retirement.

Menu del día at the Almerimar clubhouse

Not too long ago someone told me they had started to do a menu del día in the Almerimar clubhouse. I have just spotted the example menu from today on Facebook. See above.

James Barter has been in touch to say that his next UK to Almerimar courier run will be in the first week of February.

Feel free to get in touch and ask for contact details for James if you are interested in using his courier service.

I was at MacGowan's for an FGS prize giving last night. While there Jon mentioned that the new shop opposite Mercadona is to sell fruit and veg.

He also said that the internet cafe next to Alcor Properties is about to reopen again. Hopefully with a printer that works for those people that want to print their boarding passes.

New shop in Porto Fino - 2 January 2014

After a day recovering from a very good New Years Eve bash at D'Bar Jacqui and I ventured out today.

I had to go to Mercadona to get the bottles for the Friday competition tomorrow. While there I noticed that it looks like there is a new shop opening up next door to the driving school. Just over the road from Mercadona. As it was siesta time there was nobody working on the site so I couldn't ask what was being built.

It was really cold and windy with a little drizzle this afternoon. Not very nice weather at all. At least the forecast for tomorrow is a bit better.