Monday, October 29, 2007

New Centro Commercial near Rojales

This is the area of land where the centro commercial is to be built

A new commercial centre is being built on the CV-940 road that links Benijofar and Rojales, this is adjacent to the roundabout Rojales, Benimar, Formentera near the garage.
Confirmed businesses in the new Centro Commercial include a Carrefour Express supermarket, four screen cinema, restaurants, bars, a bowling alley and a fitness studio. The cinema will show version original films in English as well as films dubbed in to Spanish.
Features will also include a plaza lined with bars and restaurants and an area for live music and entertainment. Restaurants already planning to be in the development include a Burger King and a vegetarian restaurant.
The centro commercial has been designed by the architects behind the Habaneras Commercial Centre in Torrevieja, it is a 40,000 square metre complex which will house three different buildings and include a car park for over a 1000 cars.
It is planned the development will open by December 2008, and create between 300 and 400 new jobs.
Another new project which has been unveiled by Benijofar town hall is to turn 120, 000 square metres of land between the centre of Benijofar and Benimar into the Parque Municipal Canada Marsa. The park will have 5 sensory gardens, lakes, fountains, an open air theatre, sports circuit, cycle paths, and cafe. This project is constructed over the next 4 Years.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Helping Butterfly Children

These days a trip To Torrevieja always includes a short detour to visit the "Butterfly Children" Charity shop. It is along the Guardamar road from the CV905, turn at the Hungarian restaurant and its there on your right. Its nice to find a bargain and even better when you're helping such a good cause. I for one had never heard of this devastating illness before this shop opened. Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disease characterized by the presence of extremely fragile skin and recurrent blister formation, resulting from minor mechanical friction or trauma.
The good news is they are about to open another shop. The new shop will be in the La Marina area near to the Consum supermarket. I will be going over to support them in this new endeavour next week. You can find out more about the illness and the work done by the Debra Charity at their web page

Friday, October 26, 2007

Is this the winning Euromilliones ticket?

Every Friday i give it a go, i purchase my Euromilliones lottery ticket with the hope of landing a few million euros, so far no luck, just one or two prizes of around €10, tickets are available at the many lottery ticket offices throughout Europe for €2 a go, and in the UK 1.50 pounds. The draw is at 9.00P.M. BST on Friday nights, so everybody wish lucky thoughts at that time i´ll let you know if it worked.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Paso Doble opens

A new bar called the Paso Doble has recently opened in the Rojales part of Formentera, on Calle de Delicias, This is a very large bar by Spanish standards it has areas with soft seating - settees and easy chairs and air conditioning The owners are English and Dutch and seem to have lots of great ideas for the future, with happy hour on Mondays 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. On Wednesday nights there is bingo and play your cards right. 2 pool tables, sports events on Sky T.V.
On 31st October there is a halloween night with fancy dress, and on 24 November a 70's night with fancy dress.

Monday, October 22, 2007

New Super Valu supermarket

The new Supervalu supermarket opened last Thursday at Formentera del Segura on the main road near the Brisas del Mar and golf developments. It is quite a large store with fresh fish, meat and deli counters and an excellent fresh fruit and vegetable section. There are also special offers that will be announced on a regular basis.
It looks like there will be another store at the other end of this comercial as work men are in there at present. So we have supermarket, 3 bar/restaurants and its anybodies guess what will be at the end.

Monday, October 15, 2007

S.A.T animal rescue

This is the animal charity in the Torrevieja area, the kennels are based at Vereda del Pozo 48, 03150 Dolores. Telephone 966 710 047. They have two charity shops selling a wide range of second hand clothes, household items and bric a brac, The shop at Guardamar del Segura is near the Tourist information centre near the town Square, and the shop in La Marina is behind the Deutsche Bank at Plaza Sierra 47.( behind The Bodega). The shops are open Monday to Saturday 9:30-14:00. and donations of items can be taken to the shops. S.A.T. have a website, which is full of usefull infornation - see the links on blog home page.
If you would like a dog or a cat, please have a rescued animal from the Dolores kennels.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Praying Mantis

Mary screamed, there is a great big insect on the coffee machine, sure enough crawling round on top was a Praying Mantis, so named for the way they stand with their claws in the praying position. there are about 2000 species worldwide, this one was an Iris Oratorio.
They are a carniverous insect, eating mainly insects, and they will eat each other. When threatened, praying mantids stand tall and spread their forelegs with their wings fanning out wide and mouths open. The fanning of the wings is used to make the mantis seem larger and to scare the opponent, with some species having bright colors and patterns on their hind wings and inner surfaces of their front legs for this purpose. If harassment persists, the mantis will then strike with their forelegs and attempt to pinch, bite or slash. They also may make a hissing sound.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Sams Bar

Sams Bar has now been open for three weeks, situated near the Segura river at the Millpool end of Formentera and next to the sports grounds. It is very airy and the seating is well laid out, There are plenty of seats and tables outside, beer is €1 a half pint and service is friendly and good, Tapas are available and live music nights are being arranged. It is owned by an Anglo Spanish couple.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wanted, more babies

It appears that in the town of Benissa, there is a negative to zero increase in the population, actually this situation is typical throughout the country and worrying the politicians. So proposals have been put in place for financial help of €2500 for every baby born, and the building of more nurseries and facilities for young children.