Jane Birthday Cards

A lady called Jane who has a place in Almerimar asked me to advertise this for her (click on the image if you want to see a bigger version of it)...

"If you are struggling to find UK style greetings cards. I handmake personalised greetings cards to order for all occasions. I also make personalised toppers for special occasion cakes and personalised clay hearts. Contact me for details via my Facebook page Sparkly Moments."

I recently had someone ask about how you can get rid of old, unwanted furniture. There is a service provided to collect such furniture for free. You can see details here.

Various people of told me on a number of occasions how good and how efficient the service is.

Julie N asked me to post this information that she put on her Facebook page....

"Sensible offers please. All items to be collected from Alta Entinas by Weds at the latest.
Desk only, not inc. the monitor, printer or keypad.
Freezer, tumble dryer and fridge all work."

If you are interested in this please get in touch and I will give you Julie's phone number.

The recent fire at the plastic recycling plant made me think of this...

In the past, one of the issues with living in Almerimar in the summer has been the nasty smell that occasionally comes down over the hill first thing in the morning. I believe that this has been due to the wind blowing the smell from a plant refuse recycling plant. I think that the smell comes from somewhere between Almerimar and the motorway.

Some years ago it was a very regular occurrence every summer. Touch wood, it seems to have been much better so far this year. I think I can only remember the smell being here on a small number of occasions. Also, the strength of it seems much less than in the past. Fingers crossed that this continues to be the case.

Just a quick mention of a new Facebook group that I think was set up by the Junta Local de Almerimar. It is called Almerimar Vivelo (translation from Google is Live It). It only started recently.

If you are on Facebook it is a good place to look for things to do with Almerimar.

Please note that the group is a public one.

furniture for sale 4 august 2018

furniture for sale 4 august 2018

A reader, Carmen-Julie, has been in touch about some furniture for sale....

"Wooden pedestal table with removable glass top ( 130cm across ) 4 wooden chairs ( two regular chairs + two armchairs ) with detachable, washable cushions. One big chair upholstery clean, in god condition. Will entertain all reasonable offers."

There are a couple more photos in the Gallery.

If you are interested please get in touch and I will put you in contact with Carmen-Julie.

 Bus stop has moved - 26 July 18

A message from Irene in the tourist office....

"I don't know if you know, but recently the bus stop at Calle del Faro (Puerto) has been moved to Calle Arquitecto Julián Laguna, just in front of the Tourist Information Office. Attached you will see the sign that they gave us."

I received the following message via the Facebook page associated with the site...

"Hi, I have 2 guidebooks to give away before Thursday : guidebook of the ports of France and guidebook of the ports of Italy.
They could help some sailors instead of going to the garbage."

If anyone is interested in picking up these books please get in touch soon. I will then pass on contact details so you can meet somewhere in Almerimar. Probably the marina area I guess.

There was a brief discussion about Spanish law and how urbanisations are managed at the AGM for our urbanisation last night.

After the meeting I remembered that there is a thing called "The Law Of Horizontal Property" (Ley De Propiedad Horizontal) in Spain. This defines a set of legal rules for how urbanisations are managed. Plus the way in which additional local rules can be added on a per urbanisation basis.

The central rules get changed from time to time so the following article from 2012 may be a little out of date. However it gives a good general idea of the situation:

Spanish Community of Owners

The article here on the Eye On Spain site has an interesting article about very drinkable cheaper wines available in Spain. It covers 8 bottles on sale at supermarkets for under 2 euros a bottle.

I have just spent approximately 1 1/2 hours sending a certified letter.

I had to drive up to El Ejido, find somewhere to park, walk to the post office, queue up in the post office, send the letter, walk back to the car and then drive back to Almerimar.

What a massive waste of time.

We really need a post office in Almerimar and have done so since I first came here almost 14 years ago.