November 2008 Archive

Special evenings at Monroes Carvery, Moraira, Pedreguer & Benidorm

Monroes Carvery Moraira

Monroes Carvery Moraira

Monroes Carvery Moraira

Monroes Carvery Moraira

The standard menus at Monroes consist of: Lunch specials , Monday – Saturday: Carvery & Dessert at €5.95, Sunday lunch: Choice of starter,, carvery with beef, pork / turkey, choice of dessert, available all day from 12.0 p.m. Monday night is pie night at €5.95, consisting of homemade pies and suet puddings, and a choice of dessert. Early evening special at €7.75, carvery & dessert between 6.0 p.m. and 7.0 p.m. Also at the Benidorm carvery there is Benidorm happy hour Monday to Friday, carvery for €4.95 between 7.0 and 8.0 p.m. At the Moraira Monroes there is a special fish night, with North sea cod, a dessert, all for €5.95, for lunch and evening. Also at Moraira there is a half price carvery special from 8.0 p.m. Monday to Saturday between 3rd November and 23rd December.
A similar meal is offered at Pedreguer but lunch time only. Also at Pedreguer Tuesday night is jazz night, Wednesday night there is Country Western and Rock ´n´ Roll (alternate Wednesdays and on Friday night John Curtis will perform.

On Saturday nights there is jazz swing Combo with Vera Engel and on Wednesday there is John Curtis.

Monroes are also offering a special lunch on Christmas day, consisting of a three course carvery, wine and coffee for €49.50. On Boxing day a similar lunch is offered for €19.50. On New Year´s Eve they are offering a three course carvery, wine and cava at midnight. At the Moraira Monroes there will be live music with Barry Peters, all for €33.

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Posted by on 11/28/2008 11:42:00

Room for Improvement Moraira

Moraira Shop

Moraira Shop

Moraira Textiles

Moraira Textiles

This shop is situated next to the Chemist opposite Sol Park and is a highly professional shop selling curtains and cushions.
The owner, Val, will come to your house and give expert advice on the type of curtain and colour best suited to your own décor and the curtains will be made up to a highly professional standard. All types of headings are offered including pleated, Regency and others. When made they will also supply and fit the required poles.

There is no high pressure selling, just good, sound advice.

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Posted by on 11/27/2008 11:39:00

A Fun Flamenco Show

A special flamenco show will be performed on Friday, 28th November at 8.0 p.m. at the restaurant Viva España. This restaurant is situated just off the N 332 driving towards Oliva, on the left hand side.

This special evening will hold a tombola, and serve a three course traditional Spanish meal. It is being held to raise funds for SPAMA, in aid of abandoned animals. The organisation feeds more than 600 animals who have been neglected, ill treated or abandoned.

The cost of the evening is €25 per person. To reserve a table telephone 96 213 4371.

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Posted by on 11/26/2008 11:37:00

Denia Dog Sanctuary

Denia Dog Sanctuary

Denia Dog Sanctuary

This organisation has been set up to protect and help abandoned and ill treated dogs.
There are many abandoned dogs, many of whom have been abandoned by English. They could be returning to the U.K. and cannot afford the very expensive transportation.

Similarly dogs are abandoned by other nationalities.The sanctuary is open from 9.0 a.m. – 1.0 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. – 6.0 p.m. Visiting hours are from 11.0 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. – 5.30.p.m.

For further details telephone Steve Allen on 699 872 157

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Posted by on 11/25/2008 11:34:00

Christmas at the Manor, Beniarbeig

Christmas Beniarbeig

Casa Santonja, Beniarbeig is performing a Christmas Extravaganza on Sunday, 30th November from 10.0 a.m. and finishing with a carol service at 6.0 p.m. in the banqueting hall.
There will be lots of food and drink, hair and beauty, gifts, music and demonstrations.

The price is €4.0 for adults and children are free.

For further information telephone 96 648 2575, or 96 640 5198

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Posted by on 11/21/2008 17:30:00

The Rose

Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose

White Rose

White Rose

Roses grow extremely well in the Costa Blanca and there are a great selection at most garden centres.
Roses prefer to grow amongst other roses and like plenty of air. They should be fed during their flowering season and watered regularly.

They are reasonably priced and give good colour for quite a long time.

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Posted by on 11/20/2008 15:52:00

Technology in Calpe Fish Market

Calpe Fish Market

Calpe Fish Market

Before the advent of the new technology in the Calpe Fish Market, the sale of fish from the boats was held daily in the fish hall. It consisted of boxes of fish being auctioned by the person in charge calling out the price. It started at a high price and then descended very rapidly until someone put their hand up to buy and the priced was settled.

This procedure is now highly technical and most interesting to watch. Firstly the hall has tiered benches either side where prospective purchases sit to await the arrival of the fish. In the middle of the hall is a conveyor belt which holds the boxes of fish and above the belt is a cable running from one end to the other. Attached to the belt is a large red arrow and as the boxes of fish move along each one stops below the red arrow. At the same time there is a large electronic plaque which shows firstly the price in pesetas, then the name of the fishing boat, the type of fish in the box being auctioned, the number of boxes, the price in euros and the weight. On the last line is the name of the purchaser. All this is in the Valencio language.

Again the price starts high and gradually reduces and in order to bid you have to have a gadget which looks like a mobile telephone and when you want to bid you press the top of the gadget. The box of fish then moves along and there is a young man who throws a large amount of ice on top of the fish. The box moves further along and a ticket is issued automatically from a machine and drops into the basket.

At the end of the hall in a glass fronted office a man sits at a computer to record the whole transaction.

All this is carried out very rapidly and makes for an interesting hour or two. The auction starts around 5.0 p.m. You can enter the hall through glass doors to the left of the building, mount the stairs and view from the gallery.

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Posted by on 11/17/2008 16:30:00

Luxury Villa for sale in Moraira

Sea View, El Portet Moraira

Sea View, El Portet Moraira

Moraira Villa

Moraira Villa

Sunset

Sunset

Dining Room View

Dining Room View

Pool

Pool

Rare opportunity! Magnificent 2nd line villa in El Portet. Stunning views! 10 min walk to beach. Dream property, viewing highly recommended.

Property Reference: 7331 This beautiful villa in an idyllic and prestigious location is a rare find. It enjoys a spectacular, uninterrupted view of the Bay of Moraira and Calpe Rock, framed by the stunning peaks of the Sierra Bernia on the horizon. What is arguably the prettiest beach on this stretch of coast is a short walk away, as are the charming town and marina of Moraira, but this house also offers a tranquil retreat – simply the best of all worlds. The spacious, poolside terrace, ideal for entertaining, offers a commanding view, privacy, and sunsets which will take your breath away. The chic, rustic style of the interior blends perfectly with the sophisticated elegance of the exterior – large rooms with subtle natural stone and timber features, and an abundance of panoramic glass doors opening onto the terraces for the ultimate enjoyment of a Mediterranean lifestyle. To the rear, the immaculately maintained terraced garden with a profusion of fruit trees and flowers nestles into the protected headland, affording total seclusion.

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Posted by on 11/17/2008 16:23:00

Calpe Old Town

Calpe Town Hall

Calpe Town Hall

Calpe History Museum

Calpe History Museum

Facade of building nr Carrer Major

Facade of building nr Carrer Major

Calpe pictures of moors

Calpe pictures of moors

A most interesting morning can be spent exploring the old town of Calpe.
Start at the top end of the Gabriel Miro, the main street in Calpe and turn right which will take you into the old town. You will arrive at the Carrer Major, which was the main street of the old town and you are in a delightful square with the most fantastic mural painted on the side of a building. This shows facades of buildings.

At the beginning of several of the narrow streets, you will see the sign Ruta Turistica. It is worth following this route, which will lead you to further beautiful squares, again with the most delightful and colourful murals. One near the church shows a beautiful scene of the moors.

There is also a historical museum. This is a tall narrow building with a clock in the centre; it has steps leading to the front door and is open from 10.30 a.m. to 1.0 p.m. and from 5.0 p.m. to 8.0. p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

The Town Hall is also in a square, again with murals.

There are also some very interesting restaurants in the old town.

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Posted by on 11/16/2008 14:22:00

Moraira Polygola Myrtifolia Arbustiva Plant

Moraira Polygola Myrtifolia Arbustiva Plant

Moraira Polygola Myrtifolia Arbustiva Plant

This has a neat growth and very pretty violet flowers. It is ideal for planting in the garden and flowers for much of the year, requiring only a small amount of water. It can also be planted in tubs and kept trimmed and would then, of course, require more watering and feeding.
It is available at garden centres thoughout the Costa Blanca

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Posted by on 11/16/2008 14:19:00