Laine's Alcaidesa Newsletter - November 2009
Can you believe it our weather is fantastic, warm and sunny, sorry if you are reading this from a wet, windy, cold England.
Apparently this weather is here to stay till the end of the year; I really hope thats true.
Marks & Spencer
What have I been reading about this month, well ladies M and S is coming to Marbella. Marks closed all its stores in mainland Spain some 8 years ago but now plans to open a new three million euro store in the La Canada Shopping Centre.
This store is due to open in November just in time for Christmas shopping. However, M and S have decided this Store will not stock any fresh food.
Alcaidesa Commercial Centre
Alcaidesa Commercial Centre
Last week the inauguration of the Torres de Hercules Business Centre took place. This is Andalucías tallest office blocks and is located in Los Barrios. This is the strange looking building you see when visiting Carrefours heading towards Algeciras. It has 20 floors including a restaurant on the 19th and a glass covered bridge on every floor to connect the two buildings. At this time they are saying 63% of the offices are sold, that is a good start, hopefully more jobs in the area.
Malaga New York Flights
Just days after the last flight of the Malaga New York route was cancelled by Delta Air Lines, the air line has announced that the direct service will recommence on May 29 next year. Although the new service is to be managed by Delta Air Lines, it has joined forces with Air France KLM who will share the route. This service will operate five times a week with Boeing 757- 2000 which can accommodate up to 170 passengers.
Arsenal Soccer School
Any budding football stars of the future can improve their soccer skills at Guadiaro, Sotogrande.
Arsenal Soccer Schools Costa Del Sol invite all 4 to 15 year old boys and girls to learn to play the Arsenal Way with their soccer school coaches.
You can go along to the Guadiaro training ground every Monday between 6pm and 7.30pm at a cost of 25 Euros per month.
Tel No. 0034 664 742 708
A local cycling enthusiast is looking to set up a cycling club in Manilva. The club is to meet a few times a week, early mornings, when the traffic is not too bad and go for a really good cycle ride.
They would like at least 5 persons each ride and if you are interested please ring Rod on 687389546 (0034).
Sad Accident to British Lady
This really hit me as such a sad freak accident and I know we all send our condolences to her family.
A British lady tripped in a Bar in Nerja cutting herself on a glass, Friends called an ambulance which arrived quickly and she was rushed to hospital but sadly due to blood loss died before reaching Malaga Hospital.
She had not been drinking heavily and had no Health problems, this was just a freak accident with devastating consequences. You never believe these thing happen but unfortunately these accidents do happen and sadly she left a 14 year old son.
Hotel For Rent
Would you like a Hotel, well here is your chance A Council owned hotel is up for rent.
A 16 bedroom hotel in the Natural Park of Sierras Tejeda, Almijara is us for rental. A 15 year contract is offered with a view to another 5 years and this will cost you 2,200 euros. You must also have a deposit of roughly 3% of the value of the hotel which is valued around 475.000 euros. All applications must be submitted to the Competa Town Hall by the end of November. The successful applicant to management the Hotel will be announced in February 2010.
Have you Registered your Spanish Mobile Phones
THOUSANDS of expat mobile phone users could have been cut off by their service provider if they own a non-registered pay-as-you-go phone.
From November 9, 2007, people who purchased pre-paid mobile phones have been obliged to provide proof of identity, but for those who purchased phones before this date, a two-year period of grace was granted, this ran out on November 9.
It is estimated that more than 15 million pay-as-you-go phones were still unregistered in Spain.
Do you know when the most accidents happen and why?
Well, Director General of Traffic, Pere Navarro has said that there is a reduction in road accidents at the Weekends. However, accidents mainly occur during the week, when people are travelling to and from work this is put down to - Tiredness, Traffic Jams, of course Impatience and lastly Stress. I think if I had an accident I would put it down to all of these!!
Lastly a couple of things I read that did bring a smile to my face
Ronaldo was Injured by Black Magic
Shortly before Real Madrid suffered their first loss of the season, their new signing Ronaldo could not play due to an injury. Then rumours began about a self-proclaimed sorcerer casting a spell on the player at the request of a very famous and rich foreign woman whose advances were rejected by Ronaldo. It is said that he received around 15,000 euros to cast the black magic spell but would however charge much more to ruin his career. It was rumoured that a certain Paris Hilton was rejected by Ronaldo.
The suspicious behaviour of a woman in a wheelchair at Madrids Barajas airport, led to a police search which revealed the lady was Carrying 4 kilos of cocaine.
Nothing different about this you are thinking only that the lady in the story is 92 years old, so how can you tell if she is acting suspicious in a wheelchair I asked myself.
This Just has to be America
I just had to finish on this one
This American man gets out of bed naked and decides to make a cup of coffee at 5.30 in the morning. Off he goes to his kitchen, light on, kettle on, no he has not pulled the curtains, lady and child outside are now looking at one naked man in his own kitchen and called the police.
The outcome man facing indecent exposure charges and could be jailed for seven years, Moral of this story buy a pair of pjs.
I normally try to find a photo to put on the bottom but am really worried that if I put the photo of the man in his kitchen I myself will end up in trouble, so better not, just leave it to your imagination.
Thats it till next month.
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