Thursday, November 29, 2007

AngloINFO Information websites

There are many reasons why people move to other countries. It can be for reasons of work or lifestyle it can be for a few weeks or months, several years or for ever. The thing that applies to most of us when we move to another country are that many things are different and new. The new culture and environment can make it hard to find essential services, key facts and community contact. AngloINFO is a web site is there to help with the information and interaction you need. On the AngloINFO web site there is
The AngloFILE which is a comprehensive directory, listing thousands of registered businesses and organisations offering goods and services that are in your local region.
The AngloINFO Forum which is the International Community's meeting-place and marketplace you can join in with the lively online discussions, and you can also post free private classified ads.
INFOrmation Pages which provide an online local encyclopaedia covering thousands of topics and are full of the up to date facts you need to survive in another country.
AngloINFO is currently delivering 37 locally focused websites across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Becs birthday breakfast

The 22nd of November was our daughter Becs birthday, so to start the day she came round to our apartment for a champagne breakfast, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and toast, Chocolate muffins and Champagne with or without orange juice. A nice way to start a birthday.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Wettest month for 20 years

Apparently October this year has been the wettest for 20 years in the Alicante region with an average 148 litres of rain per square metre, this is 15% more than expected, November has started off dry with very little rain so far this month, but with warm sunny days, with very cold nights.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Recycle your Clothes

It has been announced last week that Rojales town hall has signed an agreement with the charitable organisation "Humana" for the placement of ten containers for the collection of unwanted shoes and clothes. To encourage clothes and shoe donations the ten containers will be placed in the following locations for Rojales: Malecón Calle La Lira and Avenida Constitución (near the health centre). In Quesada at Avenida Regantes, Plaza Lo Pepin, Avenida de la Marquesa (Gold course area), Avenida Quiles Sotillos, Avenida de Mar, Plaza Neptuno and Avenida Los Llanos in Heredades.
The containers will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and since it is estimated that the average person discards seven kilos of clothing a year there is potential for "Humana" to do great things with your unwanted clothes. Approximately 40% are sold in developing countries at very low prices, 30% is recycled industrially, 15% is sold in Spanish charity shops and the remainder is thrown away. In emergency cases Humana distributes clothing to affected people free.
To fund the many projects in numerous countries this is an easy way to help those who need it most.
Humana has been developing different projects in countries like Mozambique, Angola, Guinea Bissau and Guatemala to name but a few since 1993. they run education projects, child aid, AIDS and HIV treatment and education, construction and development projects like farming, schools and hospitals.
Your seasonal wardrobe clear out could help benefit those who need it most. Just pop it in a Humana bin.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Dona Sinforosa park

I Spy a Budgerigar
While we we in Torrevieja the other day we visited this small park next to the beach it is a nice shady place on a hot day with plenty of seating, several fountains and variety if trees and shrubs, there are quite a few pidgeons if you want to feed them, and i even spotted a blue budgerigar flitting around. There is also a bandstand and a childrens play area.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween 2007

Bec had a fancy dress party, the guests included the invisible man, a fairy, a hippy, a witch and various gruesome characters. Loads of food, drink and ghost stories.