On Sunday 25 November, the Department of Equality of Mazarrón Town Hall closed the commemoration of the "International Day Against Gender Violence" with a walking route in which fifty people participated, touring the area on foot in Bolnuevo. The march was attended by the Councillor for Equality, Maria Martinez, and all members of the Speciality Care Centre for Women Victims of Domestic Violence (CAVI).
The Youth Council of the City of Mazarrón has designed a leisure activity programme for the first time for young people in the municipality of Mazarrón, ie for those between the ages of 14 and 35. This was released by Youth Councillor, Andres Valera, who explained all about the workshops and activities, of which the vast majority are free.
Police in Sussex are concerned for the welfare of Shoreham man Robert Golden, 58, who has failed to return from a holiday in Spain.
He flew on his own to Seville on 5 November and had bought a return flight on Easyjet to return on 19 November. However Robert, who has a passion for trekking, didn't board the return flight and hasn't been in touch with his brother or his colleagues in London where he works in IT.
The Department of Culture of the City of Mazarrón has convened the First Christmas Short Story Contest "to encourage creative writing among young people, also projecting another activity within the Christmas programming which is usually held in local libraries and Mazarrón schools ",
Eric Patrick Clapton CBE, was born on the 30 March 1945 in Ripley, Surrey. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and 60's supergroup Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time, and is also known as the "Guitarists Guitarist." Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.
Mazarrón is a town with many people having photography as a hobby, but until now there was no group to unite those interested in this topic. A group moved by this passion, have formed "Photographic F20-Association of Mazarrón ". This association was founded in order to promote, encourage and make both cultural and recreational activities relating to photography and all its variants.
Although the final stronghold of the Moors, Granada, fell in 1492, Spain was not safe from hostile threats from North Africa. Indeed, in the next century, raids on the Murcian coastline by Berber pirates seeking goods, animals and slaves, became a constant threat and trouble. One countermeasure taken was the building of watchtowers along the coast to give advance warning of the pirates' approach. Today, some of these towers still remain. There are four within a very short distance around Mazarrón which are well worth going to see.
December 8th - The Christmas season begins with a weeklong observance of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Spanish families often travel to the south of the country where the weather is warmer and there may even be flowers in bloom. In many paces such as Seville the Spanish have their own way of celebrating Christmas. In Seville's great cathedral, they watch ten costumed boys perform an ancient dance called Los Seises to honour the Virgin Mary. In northern Spain, families decorate their balconies with colourful carpets, flags, and flowers and they burn candles all night in the windows.
If you think about the letter Y in English, it actually has a dual function. Sometimes it is a vowel, as in the word "pretty", and sometimes it is a consonant, as in the word "yellow". If you think about it even more and listen carefully to how your mouth forms the sounds, you may even notice that the Y vowel and consonant in English are actually very similar. For example, if you were to say "iellow" instead of "yellow", the sound would come out the same. A very similar relationship exists between the two uses of Y in Spanish. It can be a consonant, in which case it sounds like the English consonant Y, as in the word "ya" (now) or "yo" (I). In other instances the Y acts like a vowel, substituting the letter "I" as in the word for 'and', which consists of the single letter Y.
Many of the houses here in Spain are not built for the cold weather and for ease and money, portable gas fires seem to be the answer, but there are various things that you must be aware of if you are using these appliances.
Accidents most frequently occur as a result of gas leaking when people are assembling appliances or changing cylinders or cartridges. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is butane or propane stored as a liquid under pressure. A small leak can produce a large volume of highly flammable gas. The gas is heavier than air so that it collects near the floor or ground and can be ignited at a considerable distance from the source of the leak. If escaping gas is ignited in a room or other space there may be a fire and an explosion.