Not Quite Guns

The Policía Local in Motril, together with the Guardia Civil, have confiscated seven replica guns, which are identical to the real thing, other than in their capacity to fire live ammunition.

Maids and Jewels

The Policía Nacional arrested two women over the theft of jewels worth 40,000 euros from a house. One of the two women, aged 31 & 24, worked as domestic help in the house where the theft took place. The police tracked down several items that had subsequently been sold at an establishment that buys gold…

Motril and Helicopters

Beat the traffic jams travelling by helicopter! Yeah, why not the Space Shuttle, for all that your beset personal economy will permit, but it’s not that expensive

Publication Update: March

We go to the printer Tuesday the 1st, meaning that hardcopy distribution begins Wednesday3rd March in the evening. We missed getting to the printer on Friday the 25th of Feb because my main computer went down and I am now using a back up one… Don’t you just love it when that happens on the…

Volunteer Staff Wanted

The Costa Animal Society is in the process of revamping its office and shop in Nerja. As a result, more volunteer staff are required to run the shop which opens Monday to Saturday from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

Love a Child

I have previously mentioned the social and business-networking group called WomenWorks. It is a group of like-minded women who meet the first Friday of each month to connect, support and inspire one another.

Renovation Works and Rental

When renting a property, it is not always obvious who has to pay for works in the premises. In Spain the law is clear about the responsibilities of the landlord and the tenant. Law 29/1994, applicable to both residential use and commercial use, makes the distinction between two types of works: Maintenance works and Improvement works.

The Unmentionables & A Mention

When writing this, a cold wind from the North blew away my washing from the line on the kitchen patio: sheets, pillowcases, ‘unmentionables’ – you name it – are now impaled on the Bougainvillea bushes and lemon trees below.

Petit Fours

Nothing special happened in Germany last month, but lots of political petit fours were consumed. Our darling politician, the Minister of Defence, had to swallow three of them within a few days. Does he know what is going on in his own ministry? – No: letters of soldiers being opened systematically; death through possible bullying…