by Dick Handscombe
Dear Readers and all the Murcia gardeners that I have met at various talks, this will be last contribution to the fantastic Costa Cálida Chronicle magazine; for very good reasons.
'Dick enjoying a retirement nature walk above his house'
In August 2015 the UK pound would buy €1.37! Today it trades at €1.20!
Last year in July the pound had peaked at €1.44 – it had been climbing for several months, falling back to €1.26 in March 2016 prior to the EU Referendum.
In a meeting on Tuesday 19th July local British residents had the chance to put their concerns about the outcome of the recent EU Referendum to the Deputy Ambassador, Tim Hemmings, and Consul for Alicante, Sarah-Jane Morris.
Petition Calls for UK to Guarantee Pensioners' Healthcare
The 'Brexit petition' on the UK government's website calls for British authorities to commit to healthcare arrangements for its retired citizens living in EU member States, including Spain.
Bullas - www.bullas.es T: 968 652 244 – Tues Market
The Wine Museum is hosting the exhibition of Roman Amphoras with the Phoenician as well as Ceramics Argáricas (Bronze Age) from the archaeological site of La Bastida, Totana.
Plant of the month of August is the Citronella (cymbopogom citratus) par excellence. Its strong lemon fragrance can be used to keep away flies and mosquitoes; something much needed at this time of year.