FRONT PAGE DOG-GONE MYSTERY 2

DOG – GONE MYSTERY

Riddle of Montesinos kennel closure A Los Montesinos kennel-owner says she’s got no idea as to why she’s been ordered to shut her doors, despite the site being used to look after More »

Have I Got News For You

ONLY THE RICH CAN BUY JUSTICE

I’ve a fair deal of sympathy for Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans, who was recently cleared of a whole set of trumped up sexual charges against him. The former Commons deputy speaker More »

TONY TAKE OFF TO AIRPORT MADNESS

TAKE OFF TO AIRPORT MADNESS

I’ve sometimes thought that things are weird here in Spain, but having just spent a whistle-stop visit to Manchester, I’ve come to the conclusion Britain has gone even weirder – in fact More »

Paddy and Nico

PADDY’S DÉJÀ VU

You forget over the 10 months that it has not been on air, how entertaining Britain’s Got Talent is and how by far it is the most enjoyable of all the TV More »

Philippe Coutinho, Steven Gerrard

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!

Liverpool trio see off City in Anfield thriller… In the Big Match on Sunday afternoon, Liverpool finally proved they are back as a major force in British football to stay top of More »

DOG – GONE MYSTERY

FRONT PAGE DOG-GONE MYSTERY 2

Riddle of Montesinos kennel closure

A Los Montesinos kennel-owner says she’s got no idea as to why she’s been ordered to shut her doors, despite the site being used to look after dogs for the best part of the last 30 years. Lynne Cooper opened the Eurasier Dream Kennels in the town in December 2010, and quickly built up a successful reputation with a client base of one thousand customers.

Gone to pot

NEWS GONE TO POT

Three-quarters of Spanish roads are not fit for purpose according to the Spanish Automobile Club, with the routes suffering from cracks and potholes in addition to poor lighting. The club says that the deteriorating state of Spain’s road is unprecedented and they claim that 6.2 billion Euros needs to be spent on making them safe.

TORRY BLAZE

NEWS TORRY BLAZE

An elderly woman died in a fire in her Torrevieja flat yesterday lunchtime (Wednesday). The blaze destroyed most of a second floor apartment on Calle Pedro Lorca, with emergency services unable to get to her in time.

No more tears: I’m going home!

hayley donna and lisa 2009

I’VE just made a life-changing decision. A decision that would have been unthinkable a few weeks ago.
I’m going to spend the rest of my life back in the UK.
Yes, the moaning old grumpy who hates the cold and the wet of England is to become an ex-expat.
Even if my decision does mean re-engaging with the nightmare of overcrowded cities and endless traffic jams.
Much as I love Spain, there is one thing my adopted homeland cannot provide me with. And that is the love and support of a caring ­family as I open the final chapter of my book of life.

TIME TO CALL TIME

Meeting

I called an emergency meeting of the pub discussion group the other evening to voice my concerns about the future of our cultural club.
The ’7.30pm prompt start’ was a no-brainer because the punters were assembled at the bar long before that time. Indeed, all of us had been in the pub all day apart from Ol’ Red Eyes who had been there for eight days. But that’s another story.
As was customary at meetings of our hostelry’s debating organisation, the oldest and longest-serving member, the aforementioned Ol’ Red Eyes, was in the chair — until he fell out of it and crumpled to the floor in a semi-stupor.

THE EINSTEIN OF DOGS

PETER CAPTION ME AND MR PICKLE!

Some humans are workaholics and if there was ever a dog breed with a similar outlook to work, it is the one and only, Border Collie. This breed lives to work and are at their happiest when doing just that.
In my opinion they are the most intelligent breed of dog in the world, which at first was difficult for me to admit, being a huge German Shepherd fan. That was before Pickle, an abandoned Border Collie puppy, found his way to us and has been part of our family ever since. Their intelligence is astounding and their learning capabilities are endless.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

There is a fine line in life between what we want and what we need. There are times when we look forward to a situation arriving and then when it comes, it is over so quickly that we hardly have time to enjoy it.
However, if we stop looking forward to things life becomes boring. So how do we walk that line between wanting time to go quickly and not letting our lives slip away?

ONLY THE RICH CAN BUY JUSTICE

Have I Got News For You

I’ve a fair deal of sympathy for Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans, who was recently cleared of a whole set of trumped up sexual charges against him.
The former Commons deputy speaker made the not-unreasonable point that he’s had to shell out 130 thousand pounds of his life savings to defend himself, and that the Crown Prosecution Service should cough up, because all his money has gone. The system says that acquitted defendants can apply to get a refund based on what using legal aid would have cost, and that comes from a public fund rather than the CPS. In other words, hiring top briefs is just not an option for us mere mortals, and I think forcing the CPS to pay up would stop the whole current flood of “celebrity prosecutions” that are not just standing up to any scrutiny.

TAKE OFF TO AIRPORT MADNESS

TONY TAKE OFF TO AIRPORT MADNESS

I’ve sometimes thought that things are weird here in Spain, but having just spent a whistle-stop visit to Manchester, I’ve come to the conclusion Britain has gone even weirder – in fact stark staring mad!
My wife and I flew back to England for a funeral and sadly the UK is not the place I left just a short time ago. We hired a car at the airport and had to collect it, having taken a bus ride from the terminal building to the “car rental village.” That’s a joke for a start – it’s an office building and car park, hardly a village. Anyway, all was fine until the return.

Spanish 118

hay una fiesta en el centro esta noche

¡Hola! Welcome to another week here on the sunny Costa Blanca, os deseo a todos una feliz semana santa y espero que lo paséis muy tranquilo. Hagais lo que hagais, no olvideis estudiar español, y practicarlo cuando podais. Espero que las personas de vuestro alrededo os apoyen. Es difícil aprender algo nuevo pero con tiempo, y con el apoyo y la ayuda de vuestros amigos y familiares todos podemos conseguir hablar un buen nivel de español.