Saturday, April 13, 2024

The start of fiesta season

Friday, April 12, 2024

A date for the diary


New cycle routes

 Work has already started to build three bike lanes in the municipality. In this case, as we previously reported, it is the execution of a bike lane that connects the CV-95 walkway next to the Municipal Auditorium to the Sports Center, another lane on Avenida Europa to the San José de Calasanz School and another lane to connect the urban area of ​​La Pedrera with the leisure area up to the pool.

With these actions, which have an investment of more than 181,000 euros thanks to the Generalitat Valenciana, it will be possible to improve traffic management on several roads in the municipality with the cycle-pedestrian connection between the urban area and three unique points of the municipality, two of them far away, such as the Sports Center and the La Pedrera leisure area, improving road safety and creating new services that will serve to promote sports and healthier activities.

The objective set in our sustainable mobility plan is to reduce the impact of the use of tourism in urban areas and above all the reduction of speed within them, prioritizing actions of this uniqueness.

During the next few weeks we will encounter temporary road closures in some of the streets of the municipality, especially those closest to the school, although certain signaling works will be carried out at night to avoid minimizing the impact in the early hours of the morning. the high influence of vehicles with long traffic queues. Sorry for the inconvenience

Monday, April 08, 2024

Cats in gardens

 There have been a number of complaints from neighbours on the community WhatsApp about cats in gardens. 

One neighbour in particular is incensed about the way they use her garden and her porch as a toilet. She has a young child and is rightly concerned about the possibility of infection. 

Another neighbour has a similar problem and has installed ultrasonic cat scarers along with chemicals that are supposed to repel cats. 

When our original neighbours had cats, I invested in ultrasonic devices to try and keep them out of our garden. I can tell you that they didn't work. On one occasion, one of their cats was sat quite happily next to the  scarer. I could see it was functioning because the light was on. 

Luckily, we don't have a problem anymore but I do sympathise with those who do. It is unpleasant and unhygienic.  

Friday, March 22, 2024



Tuesday, March 19, 2024


The photo of the Princess of Wales with her children, posted for Mothers' Day was clearly edited and it didn't take long for news agencies to notice this. Looked at from a distance, all looks well but it is when you come closer that the many edits become obvious. 

The Princess subsequently admitted that she did tinker with the original in Photoshop. 

Photoshop is a powerful programme with many advanced features. I have used it several times to “improve” photos. However, it can also be used to deceive. 

When you look at the changes Kate made, you wonder why she did them. For example, why has Charlotte got one shoe with a heel and one without. This only arouses suspicion in some minds that Kate was deliberately trying to deceive with the edits she made. I believe it was less sinister, she was just trying to improve the photo but isn't that good at it. 

Monday, March 11, 2024

The result

 We went for a coffee whilst the band from Cox were playing so we missed them. 

What we can say is that the Bigastro band were magnificent and fully deserved to beat the band from Torrevieja. 


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Primer Premio y Mención Honor

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Primer Premio

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Primer Premio

Saturday, March 09, 2024

Wish them luck

 Bigastro band will be playing a last rehearsal concert tonight in Almoradi  ready for the Certamen at ADDA (Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante) tomorrow. 

Certamens are competitions that are very important for local bands. The first one we went to was again at ADDA where Bigastro won first prize and went on to play in a regional final at Valencia. 

Needless to say, there have been many, many hours of rehearsal for this and the music chosen is about as difficult as it gets. One piece is set i.e. all three bands will play it. The others are chosen by the individual bands. 

The judges know their stuff and will be following the musical scores to see how well the bands interpret the works. 

As you can see from below, Bigastro will be the first band to play followed by the band from Cox and then the band from Torrevieja. 


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I should point out that Pam and I will be there. I will have my camera and my sound recorder with me.