Gazette Reaches La Alpujarra

Here’s a bit of in-house news concerning Vanessa Bosch, who used to be the sales rep for the Salobreña area. Vanessa has just completed a move to Lanjarón, where she will be in charge of setting up a Lanjarón-Órigiva (Alpujarra) news section. Hopefully, this is good news for the foreign community in the Alpujarra, who…

Bleak House?

I still feel a shiver cross my spine when I remember Dickens’ Bleak House; a harsh criticism to the English legal system of the XVIII Century:

Summer Summary

SAL N-340 Traffic Jams 2009

The summer is tapering off and drawing towards its conclusion. With the kids going back to school virtually two weeks earlier than normal, the sensation of the summer having finished is more pronounced. So, just how did it go?

Laughter Medicine

For years my husband would pull his face, thinking I was mad when I would say I needed a really good laugh, until we both ended up on the same course, and we had to identify the needs that were important to us.

The Flu is Just That

Symptoms are a dry cough and a high fever, plus headaches and general malaise, with aches and pains (more than normal!) and lack of appetite. But, if you do not have a fever, you do not have the flu!

El Pato Loco and Alhama

This month, we are going to take you even further afield along that route, where you will find landscape right out of southern France or even Southern Britain.

Vélez Benaudalla

The first time that I ever ventured up to Vélez Benaudalla was in 1982, when the main road through the canyon had only been open for six years.

Firemen Give Hose-Handling Classes

Residents of Monte de los Almendros received a special visit last month from the firemen of Motril. Luckily there wasn’t a flame in sight and the reason for the visit was purely educational (oh, if only I’d known).

Ítrabo Fiestas

In the last half of August, as the crowds started dribbling off the beach, I was just beginning to think all the partying was over. But then I had underestimated the Spanish.


The brilliant avant-guard village swimming pool in Lobres (designed by DJ Arquitect, how cool?) that recently opened its doors to the public, is now offering Aquagym classes.

African Vibes

The fabulous female vocalist and composer, Angelique Kidjo, from Benin in Africa headlined at the Nuevas Tendencias Festival in Salobreña last month.