Sunday, September 28, 2008

Free holiday for your Pet

The Magic hotel chain in Benidorm and Alfaz del Pi are giving free holidays to pets, on condition that an all inclusive holiday is booked at one of their hotels.
Its nice to know your faithful friends will be having a relaxing time as well.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Henry´s is closed

The popular English bar and restaurant Henry's is now closed, while we were away last week they ceased operating and all the furniture has been removed. Henry's opened at the beginning of this year.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Property prices down

The price of houses along the Spanish Mediterranean coast dropped by 8.3% last month in comparison with August 2007, report Spains biggest surveyors TINSA.
TINSA reports that since March, prices have been falling gradually in all areas and that an expected ‘stock’ of between 800,000 and 900,000 unsold new homes are expected to be on the market by the end of this year, this does not include resale property.
The average national price dropped by 4.6% last month.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

That Was The Week That Was

Well things have been shall we say a little different this last week. The municipal pool closed on Sunday the Plaza Bar has been open but very subdued this week and closes at the weekend. Normal end of summer routine stuff, what happen last Tuesday was far from that. A long story to which we are still in the dark re the outcome and indeed cause. Let’s just say gunshots, men on roofs, special-forces police armed and wearing Ski masks all played a part. We are hoping some absent owner’s agents take better references in future!
We had our community meeting on the Thursday, well attended and lots of issues dealt with. Agreement to take action on non payers being one. Interesting and a little alarming to hear from our administrator of apartments being lived in without owner’s knowledge, squatters I suppose you could say. They have dealt with three such cases in this area alone. Yesterday there was a fire in a house in Benijofar; word is it was started by someone who was robbing the property.
It is unusual to hear of so much criminal activity but we tend to get complacent I think. Just glad we have some good neighbours and that most of us watch out for one another.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The President for another year

It was the AGM last night for our community, i was re elected president for the year 2008/2009, i must have done a good job last year! our administrator gave us a rundown of the community accounts which although we have a number of non payers, is still in the black. He also gave us information on the procedure that is going to be followed to get the community fees from the non paying members of the community. Quotations for a spanish digital freeview satellite system are going to be obtained, this option should give the community some English freeview channels. Apparently the analogue television system in Spain will be completely finished by 2010.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

A Tu Ritmo Opens

A new music/disco bar with resident DJ has opened on Avenida Los Palacios. Formerly Badulake now under new management of local boys,We went to the opening night which was on Thursday 4th with free beer and cheap drinks all night. It has had a new decor inside and out and was well patronised on the opening night. Street artists have done the murals inside, and Santi and joaquin the outside facia.If you want to dance the night away to some Latino sounds this is the place to go.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sardine Fiesta

Monday was the day of the Sardine fiesta in Formentera del Segura, Many people from the area gathered to eat tons of freshly cooked sardines roasted on the barbeques in the new recreation area,they were enjoyed with fresh bread, beer and wine, there was a constant queue untill the middle of the afternoon.