NEWSLETTER no. 28_ February 2011

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                                  NEWSLETTER no. 28,
                                    February 2011
 Message from the President

Hello everyone,

Isn’t it nice to see the slightly longer days, but goodness it’s cold! We’ve been in Spain for 8 years,
and we moved up here from Murcia 4 years ago. I have never known it so cold before, although of
course at least we don’t have the snow to worry about. My poor little car’s computer screen tells me
to “beware of possible ice on the road”, as the outside temperature is only 2 degrees in the
mornings if I leave home before the sun has reached us!

The renewals meeting in La Senieta went very well, although not quite as well as we had planned.
Originally the very large room we have used in the past was booked, and we all duly got ready
mentally to arrive early so we could open the huge dividing screens between the two rooms. Sadly
this wasn’t necessary as the meeting rooms had all been double booked, and we were left with the
smallest one! I’m sorry if those of you who came felt a bit like sardines, but imagine how we felt
behind the desks, I’m sorry too that I had to ask you to try and keep quiet, but the folks in the
library were complaining about the noise! It was quite loud, and we are always anxious to avoid any
confrontation with the people in La Senieta, as one year the Police were about to be called by the
librarian, because we were making so much noise!
I’m still amazed that we had 80 people join us as new members that day.
Please remember that you can’t join or attend a Group, or go on any trips unless you
are a fully paid up Member.Group Leaders will be checking Membership Cards.

Looking at my diary I see that I have been to lots of meetings about all sorts of things in the last few
weeks, but the thing I’m most pleased with doing this month dates back to last May! We had our
“Fun Day Friday”, and made over €700, which we pledged to the HELP of Denia organization.
About three weeks ago their President said they would very much like a riser /recliner chair for
their Drop In Centre in La Xara. I went on to the Internet to try and find one, but although there
were lots and lots of them, they all seemed to start about €1200, and then another €100 for
delivery, so well out of our price range. I contacted a Company called Easyhire of Benidorm, and
told them what we needed. I asked if they knew of anyone in our area who could help us. The owner
of the Company (Jaimey) immediately offered to buy in especially for us, and sell to us at cost, a
leather chair, and arrange delivery to the HELP Centre for €800! The payment was made at once,
and the chair was delivered on the day we agreed on, and not only was Jaimey on time, he also
repaired a chair at the centre as well. A lovely chap, and a pleasure to do business with. The
President of HELP in this area is Pat Lee Patton, and she has sent us a lovely letter, thanking us for
our help, no pun intended, and then she invited the Fun Day Committee to a coffee morning at the
Centre on Monday 31st for the “official presentation”, complete with our friend Nikki Luxford! The
weather was atrocious, and because of other commitments, only three of us from the “Fun Day
Committee” could make it, but we were made very welcome indeed. The chair is very handsome,
and was ably demonstrated for us by a regular HELP visitor, Michael. A slightly sad follow up to
the visit was that when I got back to my lovely little car, there was a deep and long scratch along the
side of it, oh well, at least it wasn’t my fault!

I have also had word of a Charity abseil organised by the Lady Elizabeth School Leos club. There
will be 20 Leo club members, plus their headmaster Richard Wijeratne, and 15 adults doing a 300-
metre descent in Lliber on February 12th – which is a Saturday – it starts at 10.00. To find the site,
you pass through Lliber towards Jalon turn right just before the blue bridge at the far end of the
village – it will be signposted too.
The motto of the Leo’s – which is the junior version of the Lions – is “Children Helping Children”
and they certainly do that in the Lady Elizabeth School, as you will see from the project.
The day aims to raise money to support local children's cancer charity Aspanion, and the Leo's are
specifically raising funds to send children suffering from cancer, mainly leukaemia, on summer
U3A member and Senior Citizen Mary Smith is doing the abseil, and she has already received a
number of generous donations towards the summer trips for children. Mary will gladly take any
donations from members AFTER the U3A meeting on 7th February.
Also included in the adults is Lady Elizabeth School “old girl”, friend of the U3A, and Costa Blanca
News reporter Nikki Luxford, that girl gets everywhere!
The current aim is to raise 5,000 euros which will see a number of children enjoy the summer trip,
BUT the more generous people are and the more money raised means more children can go. I don’t
know about you, but I feel somehow that it seems doubly unfair when children get cancer, although
of course it’s a horrible disease for anyone.
I shall be there, and I will be lost in admiration as people come down on the ropes. I have
absolutely no head for heights at all, and the bottom step of my kitchen step ladder is as far as I go!
It would be lovely to see some of you there to support Mary and Nikki, and the other intrepid folks
of course.

We will be having a speaker at the February meeting, it’s Eric Olversen, who like Mary Smith is of
course another “one of our own”, and he will tell us of his epic adventures cycling around Africa, it
was last May, but I’m sure it still seems like just yesterday to Eric!

Hope to see you at the next meeting.

Best wishes

                       Moraira-Teulada U3A Committee members

   President:       Ann Colclough              Membership Sec.:     Sue Popkin
                    tel. 965747343             Dep. Membership Sec: Sue Suri
   Vice President: Pamela Kershaw              Group Coordinators: Shirley Baehr
   Secretary:      Margaret Roberts                                 966495633
   Deputy Sec.:     Linda West                 Deputy Group Coord: Dave Goodings
   Treasurer:      Bob Oxley                   New Members Liaison:Don Roberts
   Dep. Treasurer: Colin McNae                 Web Site Liaison :   Margaret Williamson
   Travel Group                                Speakers List
   Co-ordinator Carol Mantle                   Coordinator:         Sue Suri

     Next General U3A meeting

This will be on 7th February 2011, at the Salon de Banquettes, Avda. Mediteraneo, Teulada, at
10.30 am. Doors open to members at 09.45.

Shopping Trip to Elche
10 February
Leader Anne Cattle
This trip is now full. The coach will leave from the Teulada Poligono Industrial, at the
recycling end, at 0900

As with the Valencia trip, there will be a choice of two dropping-off points. For the shoppers,
there will be a visit to the Centro Commercial L'Aljub, home of a recently opened Primark
store and approximately 75 further shops.

For members that would prefer to visit some of Elche's cultural attractions, there will be a
second dropping-off point in the centre of the city.

Monday 18th April to Wednesday 20th April (3days, 2 nights)

Leader: Anne Cattle


This is a 3 day 2 night visit. We will be staying in an hotel 40 mins. outside Cartagena but will
be using the coach to bus us in to the city. Cartagena is a truly beautiful city with an incredible
Roman heritage and many places of interest to visit.

The hotel is a 4 star spa hotel at Mar Menor and is situated just a couple of minutes walk to
the beach.

The trip includes breakfasts and dinners at the hotel and one free round of the spa
facilities. Rooms are either double or twin bedded with terrace and bath.

The price is 95 euros per head, with a 10 euro supplement per night for single rooms. I
have already taken 44 names for this trip for a 53 seater coach so please phone me as
soon as you can on 96 574 1265 to guarantee a place. I will need either the price in full or
a 50 euro per head deposit at the next meeting.

Rome and Tuscany
7-18 May 2011


Leader: Norman Peterken

The trip is being organized jointly with other local U3A groups. We have also found a local company
that will book flights on our behalf.

To secure a place, you need to pay a deposit by cheque of 250 euros, along with a photocopy of your
passport for the flight booking, at the Travel Desk at a General Meeting.

The cost per person will be about 750 euros. This figure is based on 40 people travelling.

The single room supplement is 156 euros.

Details of possible optional tours in Rome and Florence, bookings for museums and historical sites
and information about the open-top tourist buses will be provided.


Saturday 7th May

Coach transfer from Moraira to Valencia airport.
Ryanair flight from Valencia to Rome.
Coach transfer from Rome Ciampino airport to the Parco Tirreno hotel for a 4 night stay (2 days half-
board, 2 days bed and American breakfast)

Sunday 8th May to Tuesday 10th May

Three days in which to explore Rome independently.

Wednesday 11th May

Coach transfer from Rome to Hotel La Pia in Montecatini Terme. En route, we will stop for a 2 hour
guided tour of Siena.
We will have a 7 night stay at Hotel La Pia on a bed and breakfast basis.

Thursday 12th May
In the morning, there will be a guided walking tour of the spa town of Montecatini, including entry
and a drink in the Tettuccio building.
Afternoon free.
There will be an opportunity to visit the medieval village of Montecatini Alto by funicular railway

Friday 13th May

Free day to enable the group to travel to Florence by train

Saturday 14th May

Full day coach excursion to Volterra and San Gimignano. Departure by bus to San Gimignano with
our courier. Walk in the historic centre of this unique medieval village. Departure to Volterra in the
early afternoon. Enjoy the beautiful landscape en route to Volterra. Guided visit of the town. Return to

Sunday 15th May

Free day to enable a second visit to Florence by train

Monday 16th May

Full day excursion to Lucca with our courier. Guided visit of this stunning medieval walled city and
the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini. Return to Montecatini.

Tuesday 17th May

Free day.

Wednesday 18th May

Coach transfer from Montecatini Terme to Pisa Airport. En route, we will stop at Piazza dei Miracoli
for the Leaning Tower.

Ryanair flight from Pisa to Valencia. Coach transfer from Valencia airport to Moraira.

Sunday 8th May 2011 to Wednesday 11th May 2011 (4 days, 3 nights)



This trip is scheduled to take place when the Court Yards are open to the public. The cost per person
will be about 230 euros depending on the number of people taking part. Single room supplement: 95
euros. Where possible, the Travel Group will try to find a suitable person for singles to share with.

Accommodation: 3* hotel in a central position opposite the Mezquita. Half board, breakfast &
evening meals available at normal times. Guided tour of Mezquita together with two of the most
important Court Yard displays will be included in costs.

 DAY 1 Depart Moraira. Travel to Córdoba stopping for coffee breaks and lunch on route, arriving in
 Córdoba between 16:00 and 17:00

 DAY 2 Guided tour of the Mezquita which is one of the most beautiful examples of a mosque in
 Spain and is said to be one of the biggest in the world. In the centre of the mosque is a fine example
 of a thirteenth century cathedral.

 The guided tour will continue with the viewing of two of the best examples of Court Yard floral
 displays, In the afternoon free time to see the City for yourselves, and you will be supplied with maps
 showing the location of further Court Yards.

DAY 3 Free time to discover the Jewish quarter together with a medieval synagogue, Alcazar
Gardens, Tower of Calahorra with its museums and Arabic baths. After lunch the coach will leave for
Granada passing en route Baena, Arrival at the hotel with free time before Dinner. The hotel is
situated opposite the Alhambra.

DAY 4 After breakfast there will be time for those who wish to visit the Alhambra, but you must
notify the travel desk when booking a place on this trip that you would like the entrance to the
Alhambra booked on your behalf. Or there will be time to visit the centre of Granada. After Lunch in
Granada the coach will return to Moraira to arrive between 18:00 to 19:00.

     Please note that although the cost of the guide in the Mezquita has been agreed
     and fixed and therefore included in the cost of the trip, the entrance fees for the
     Mezquita cannot be included because it is not a fixed fee. At the present time the
     entrance fee is 8 euros but it is subject to annual increases. Entrance fees will be
     collected and paid for as a group at the time of the departure of the trip.

Valldigna and El Palmar

Thursday 2nd June

Leader: Anne Cattle


This day trip will provide the opportunity to explore the region immediately to the south of Valencia.

The morning includes a visit to the 13th century Santa Maria de Valldigna monastery.

We will stop for lunch in El Palmar, which has a large number of restaurants that specialise in paella
In the afternoon, we will enjoy a cruise on Albufera lake.

The price of the trip is 20 euros per person.

Cirque du Soleil
Sunday 7th August

Location: Alicante

Leader: Not yet known

Price, including coach: 65€

Monday 26th September to Thursday 29th September (4 days, 3 nights)

Leader:   Carol Mantle

On the journey to Toledo we will visit Chinchon with its famous Castilian style Plaza Major which is
one of the best preserved in Spain. Enjoy a nice stroll in the maze of cobbled streets that lead up to the
church of Piety, where you can admire one of Goya's works, "The assumption of the Virgin", which he
painted in 1812. Just next to it is the splendid Lope de Vega theatre, built in the 19th century: it is
sometimes used as a cinema. A little further on you will come across the Clock Tower that overlooks
the village. Surrounded by relics; the esplanade and its three monuments overlook Plaza Mayor and
afford a stunning view of Chinchón, its castle and its countryside.


Nestled in a meander of the Tagus, Toledo is the capital of Castile-La Mancha. It is an ancient Roman
colony that became the centre of the Visigoth kingdom and a residence for the Arabs, Jews and
Christians of the Middle Ages. This explains the presence of numerous historical and religious
monuments, starting off with its Gothic cathedral. A beautiful altarpiece, displaying episodes of the
Christ's life, decorates the main altar. The sacristy contains paintings by El Greco, Titian, Van Dyck
and Goya. For El Greco fans, don't miss the "The Burial of Count Orgaz" in the church of Santo-Tomé.

In Toledo we will be staying in a 3* Hotel in the middle of the city, opposite the Alcazar. As usual the
accommodation will include breakfast and evening meal. Also included on the first morning in
Toledo, a walking tour of the historical city where the Arabic, Jewish and Christian cultures converge.


The trip will also include an excursion to Guadalupe and in particular to the Monastery de San
Jeronimo with its Mudejar cloister, Altar, Parchments and Museum.

The village of Guadalupe developed itself around its Gothic and Mudejar style monastery. Inside,
Santa Maria de Guadalupe, with its blackened face due to the candle smoke, attracts pilgrims from all
over the world. Here you will also discover a sacristy that encloses eight paintings by Zurbaran, the
Embroidery Museum and the Museum of Painting and Sculpture. The ancient hospital has become a
Parador luxury hotel.

On the last day on our return to the Costa Blanca we will visit a typical La Mancha town with its
windmills and castle.

The cost per person will be about 250 euros depending on the number of people taking part. Single
room supplement: 60 euros. To secure a place, you need to pay a deposit of 60 euros per person


Málaga - Lisbon - Gibraltar

29th October 2011 - 5 days, 4 nights

Leader: Carol Mantle

               "Adventures of the Sea" is the Cruise ship on which we will be sailing
  A friend of the Webmaster's went on a cruise on this ship. If you wish to read his report,
                                             click here

The trip starts on the 29th October and the coach leaves from outside the WOK in Moraira heading for
Málaga. Stopping for coffee breaks and lunch breaks along the way.

On arriving in Málaga we board the Cruise Ship which casts off at 5:00pm, evening meal on board.

On the 30th October we arrive in Lisbon at 3:00 pm, where we will have the opportunity to go ashore.
There are excursions available organised by the Cruise Ship, or we will put together our own
excursions, which will of course cost less but it is too soon to say how much these would cost and what
they would consist of.

We will also have an opportunity of exploring Lisbon on the 31st October

Another chance to visit the Vincente Gandia Winery in Utiel-Requena!
Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May

Back by popular request! Following the great success of this trip in 2009, and at the request of
Members, 2 further trips have been planned!!

The first, on Wednesday 25th May, will be led by Ann Colclough, and will be solely for Moraira-
Teulada members (coach pick up will be from opposite the car park by the La Senieta building,
The second trip on Thursday 26th May, will be led by Angela Chantry, and will be a joint trip on behalf
of both the Javea and Moraira-Teulada U3As (picking up from opposite the car park by
the La Senieta building, Moraira, with a 2nd pick up at El Rafalet, Javea).

The visit will include a tour of the Hoya de Cadenas Estate, wine-making room and old cellars, with
the opportunity to both taste and buy the products, followed by a very good lunch at a
typical regional restaurant.
Please note that the coach trip is about 3 hours, this includes a comfort break.

Price: 21.50€, to include coach, lunch & gratuities.

Full payment at the February meeting to Angela Chantry


                             CANTORES SANCTIS DIEBUS

                             BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
This choir, which is based in Salisbury, England, and directed by Nicholas Hale, is making its third
tour of the Jávea area in early February, 2011. It specialises in music of the Renaissance, particularly
by Spanish and English composers. This year it is marking the anniversary of the greatest Spanish
musician of his generation, Tomás Luis de Victoria, who died in Madrid in 1611. The choir’s
programme includes:
Sat. 5th Feb., 9 p.m., Loreto Church, Jávea Port, concert in aid of Cáritas;

Sun. 6th Feb., 9.45 a.m., Ermita del Pópul, Jávea, Sung Mass;
Sun. 6th Feb., 5 p.m., Santa Creu Church, Pedreguer, concert with Josep Vicent
       Giner (organ), €10 at the door.
Music by Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins and Victoria, including his Misa ‘Quarti Toni’.

Further details from the conductor on 689 549 266, and

Palladium Nights Comes to Benissa

16TH and 17TH February 2011

The London Palladium celebrated its 100 birthday on Boxing Day 2010, and to mark the occasion
Philip Ashley is proud to present Chris Allen and Barry Britten in their show ‘Palladium Nights’.

The Palladium is acknowledged as the worlds greatest Variety Theatre, and Chris and Barry will bring
to life the stars who have entertained over the years, in an evening of comedy and musical memories

Anyone who has seen Chris and Barry in their show ‘The Wireless Years’ should not miss this tribute
to the stars of the London Palladium, and if you have never seen Chris and Barry before, but want an
evening of fun, laughter and good entertainment, this is a show not to be missed.

The show will be performed at the Casa de Cultura in Benissa on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th
February 2011. Starting at 8.00 p.m. (with doors opening at 7.30) and tickets are priced at 12 euros.
As with all shows Philip produces 25% of the ticket price will be donated to charity and on this
occasion he is pleased to once more be supporting the work of The Friends of the Children of EMAUS.

Tickets are available by calling 96 558 1483 or by credit card on line at For
groups of more than 10 discounts are available please call for details. Booking is advisable as previous
shows have sold out quickly.

At the Casa de Cultura in Calpe on March 31st and April 1st at 8.00 pm
Helping to raise funds for Maite Boronat and the Friends of the
Children of EMAUS

Full details of all of the above, and how to book, can also be found on the Cultural Arts page
on the website.
Angela Chantry

Film Night
14th February 2011
The film to be shown is Ken Loach's Land and Freedom about the Spanish Civil War and the fight
against Franco. Although the story line is fictional, the film is historically accurate.
Doors open 5.45 pm for a 6.00pm start. The early timing of 6.00pm is not only so as to be able to
watch longer films within the opening hours of Espai La Senieta, but also to allow time for those
members who want to dine out at a restaurant afterwards
Phil Chaney

The Choir
The Choir recommences on 2nd February. Further details from me via website. We are always looking
for new members. Ann

Cribbage Group

The Cribbage group celebrated it's second birthday in January 2011. Membership continues to grow
and currently stands at 34! New members very welcome, novices, players and experts all. Colin Turner

History and Art history
All presentations start at 10-30 a.m in the Lecture theatre in Espai la Senieta in central Moraira. ART
on the second Monday of the month and HISTORY on the last Monday. Both entrance and car
parking are free.
The February schedule is:
ART: Monday 14th February “Murillo, the Spanish artist” by Angela Chantry.
        Monday 14th March “Animals in art, a look at the portrayal of animals from Durer and de Vinci
to Picasso” by Brian Nicholls.
HISTORY: Monday 28th February “The East India Trading Company and the Indian Mutiny of 1857”
by Brian Nicholls.
               Monday 28th March “The Spanish Inquisition” by Peter Atkinson.
We are anxious to keep up the numbers to justify our use of this valuable facility so do
please pass the word around and support us. Brian Nicholls (Art and History group co-leader).

Jumpers for Goalposts: Calling all football stars!
Looking for an opportunity to show some of these egotistical overpaid Premier League stars how
proper football should be played? Sign up to our 5 a side football group to keep fit and active. Once a
week or twice a month in a venue to be decided but will be in Moraira/Teulada/Benitachell area. We
could also investigate visits to a La Liga or El Classico game. I am a fully qualified referee and football
coach, playing since the age of nine and still play at local league level when in the UK.
Interested? Contact: Colin Brady email:

Keep Fit Group
On the 16th & 23rd February and the 2nd & 9th March there will be Yoga and the Keep Fit will
recommence on the 16th March. This is due to family commitments in the UK. Look forward to seeing
everyone at the group.
Padel Tennis Group
The Padel group has now become large enough to split into two groups meeting on Monday mornings
at 11am and Thursday afternoons at 4pm. This means we can now accommodate a few new members.
Please contact Richard

Spanish Classes
We would like to arrange the appropriate new Spanish classes (all levels) to accommodate new
members as well as those of you that missed joining our courses in October. So that we can ascertain
what is required please email or contact Linda west with your interest and level. Beginners, post-
beginners, intermediate or advanced. See website for information on what knowledge is expected for
each level. Linda West

Yoga Group
Spaces available for Wednesday mornings. Please contact Kate, our highly experienced Yoga teacher.

We are always looking to start new groups and we can give you lots of help in starting them up. Please
contact me for further information.
Shirley Baehr, Group Coordinator.

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Group                      Group Leader(s)                 Proposal        Frequency
                                                                           Wednesday of
                                                        Bowling at the     the month at
10 Pin Bowling             Dave Goodings                Ondara Alley       7pm

                                                        A wide variety
                                                        of art, artists
                                                        and art
                           Brian Nichols and            will be visually 2nd Mon of the
Art History                Cedomir Panajotovic          presented.       month at 10.30
                                                        A brief history
Aromatherapy                                            and             3-5 once a
workshop                   Valerie Millis               demonstration month

                                           The Inn on      Weekly Monday
                                          The Green in     and Wednesday
Bowls                 Don Roberts         Javea            pm
                                          Bridge NO
                                          needed. We       Weekly Friday
Bridge Social         Sybille Ross        play Acol        pm
                                          Learning or
Card                  Martin and Carole   and              Twice a month
Making/Scrapbooking   Bentley             scrapbooking     Tues 3-5
Chess group           Ed Morley           Social Chess     Fortnightly
Choir                 Ann Johnson                          Weekly
Classical Music                           of Classical
Appreciation          Geoffrey Shean      Music.           Monthly
                                                           Beginners) at
                                                           3pm and 4.15
Computing for                                              Tuesday 3pm
beginners and                                              and 4.15. – Not
email/internet        Evelyn Adams                         So Beginners.
                                          Open Office
                                          software that
                                          does all that
Computing learn                           Microsoft
Open Office           Peter Romain        Office           Tuesday
                                          General Craft    Twice a month
Craft Group           Elizabeth Wilson    Group            Thurs 3-5

                                          mounting and     Once a month
Creative Photography Don Roberts          framing.         Tues pm
                                          The group will
                                          meet once or
                                          twice a month,
                                          and people       Alternate
                                          bring their      Mondays at 3pm
                                          writings for     starting on 14th
                                          criticisms for   September at
Creative Writing      Shirley Giles       help.            Los Leones
                                                           .7pm to
                                                           10.30pm Bar
Cribbage              Colin Turner                         Med

                                             The object of
                                             the group will
                                             be to meet
                                             once a month
                                             and debate a
                                             subject chosen
                                             the previous
Debating               Geoffrey Shean        month

                                             The group will
                                             members to
                                             cuisines and
                       Robin and Elke        restaurants in   Twice a month
Dining Out Group       Woods                 the area         on Tuesdays
                                                              First and third
                                                              Tuesday in the
                                                              month at the
                                                              Salón de Actors
                                                              in the Senieta
                                                              building in
                                                              Moraira from
                                                              11.00am to
                                                              1.30pm followed
                                                              by lunch (if you
Drama Group            Anne Cattle                            wish).
                                             language films Mon 2nd of the
                                             on a monthly   month 5.30 for
Film Group             Philip Chaney         basis          6
                                             Will organise
                                             Fishing          Every other
                                             expeditions      Thurs from lst
Fishing freshwater     Michael Wilson        freshwater.      Oct
                                             Fun Five a
Five a Side Football   Colin Brady           side Football    TBA
French                 Sally Stewart         French Group
                                             To gain entry
                                             to many
                                             aspects of
                                             local history
                                             and activities
                                             that otherwise
                                             would be
                                             difficult to
Friends of Avinença    Paul and Pat Pruden   access           TBA
                                                              10.00 - 12
Genealogy On the                             For the more     Monthly 2nd
Ancestral Trail        Elaine Wareham        experienced      Wednesday

                                               to Genealogy,
                                               This group is
                                               intended for
                                               people with
Genealogy an                                   little or no      10am Every 4th
Introduction           Tessa Deacon            experience        Wednesday
                                               A golf group of
                       Geoff and Rona          experienced
Golf Group             Hurst                   players         Monthly
                                               One hour
Health Walking         Rona Hurst              walks           9am Tuesdays
                                                                 Monthly 10.30
                       Cedomir Panajotovic     A wide range      last Monday in
History                /Brian Nichols          of lectures       the month

                                               1 hour of keep
                                               fit including a
                                               warm up, lots
                                               of stretching
                                               and toning,
                                               Aerobic work
                                               and floor
Keep Fit Classes       Mandy Fatek             exercise’s        Weekly
                                               Knit squares
                                               for quilts and
                                               also knit
                                               garments to
                                               give to local
Knit and Natter        Maureen Burrows         charities         Fortnightly
                                               To discover
                                               some different
                                               where all
                                               members will
                                               be welcomed
                                               to participate
                                               in congenial
                                               company for a
                                               relaxed good      Monthly
Luncheon Group         Polly Ringwood          meal              Wednesdays
                                                The basics are
                                               easily learnt
                       David Goodall and Pam   on the first    Thursday pm 3-
Mah Jong               Millburn.               session.        5
Padel Tennis           Richard Perry                           Teulada

Painting - Water                               Watercolour       Wed new
colour techniques an                           6-8 week          group/Thurs
introduction           Lynn Haigh              course            original group

Patchwork          Yvonne Romain                       Mon/Wed 3-6
                                                       Wednesday am
Petanqua           Andy Keen                           weekly
                                                       Thursdays am
Petanqua 2         Doug Swindell                       Weekly
Petanqua 3         Williamson                          Thursday 10am
                                      96 649 0756
                                      Mobile: 6066
Petanqua 4 and 5   John Manley        74596            Thurs pm
                                      We decide
                                      what topic we
                                      will work on
                                      and we will
                                      not compete
                                      for' best
                                      instead, we
                                      will try to
                                      improve our
                                      own skills and
                                      have fun
Photo group        Regina Mueller     together.        Every other Wed
                                       6 and 8 talks
                                      - it's theory
                                      and it's
                                      practise. To
                                      get a fair
                                      of how
Understanding                         psychotherapy
Psychotherapy      Mike Lawson        works          Group Full
                   Helen and Les                       Thursday twice
Quiz Group         Coughtrey          Fun Quiz         a month 4pm

                                      To explore all
                                      types of
                                      literature, to
                                      read those
                                      books they
                                      might not
                   Gaby Mauger/Pam    normally         Monthly Wed or
Reading Group      Milburn            choose           Friday pm

                                                    Rummikub is
                                                    a game for two
                                                    to four
                                                    players, and
                                                    each week
                                                    players on
                                                    each table will
                                                    be drawn        Wednesday
Rummikub                  David Goodall             randomly        Weekly 4-6pm

                                                    To meet up
                                                    and discuss
                                                    sailing with
                                                    the possibility
                                                    of arranging       Monthly
                                                    lessons and        Tuesday 4pm La
Sailing Group             Richard Jones             sailing            Senieta

                                                    Fun with
                                                    whether you
                                                    are a long
                                                    time player or     Thurs pm twice
Scrabble                  Alan Johnson              a beginner         a month
Singles Dining Out                                  Dining out for     Twice a month
Saturdays                 Norman Peterken           Singles            Saturday Eve
                                                    Skittle alley in   Twice a month
Skittles for the family   Robin Woods               La Pedrera         Friday pm
Spanish Groups                                      To join
Coordinator               Linda West                various groups See Schedule

Spanish Conversation                                                   Saturday 10.30-
Intermediate              Sheila Shipsides                             12
                                                    Have fun and
                          Janet and Trevor          lean square
Square Dancing            Neale                     dancing            Wed 4.45
                                                    Dining out for Twice a month
Sunday Solo Group         Audrey Germann            Singles        Sunday lunch
Table Tennis              Janet Dane                All levels     Thurs 4-6
Yoga                      Kate Sutton               Hatha Yoga         10am

    Discounts available to U3A members on production of current
                          membership cards
Additions to this list of stores and services which offer discounts to U3A members depends
entirely on members informing us of them. Please notify any committee member if you have a
suggestion for addition to this page.
You must be a fully paid up member of the Moraira Teulada U3A to obtain these
discounts, and your current Membership Card will be requested.

  1. The fact that a supplier of goods or services appears in this list does not mean that they are
  recommended or endorsed by the committee. They are listed solely because they are offering a discount
  to U3A members.
  2. U3A cannot vouch for the professional or trade qualifications of suppliers.
  3. Neither the Committee nor the Webmaster or Editor accepts any responsibility for problems that
  may occur with the purchase of any product or service and Moraira-Teulada U3A shall not be held liable
  for any such problems. However, any complaints received from members will be investigated and, if the
  supplier is found to be at fault, that supplier may be removed from the list.

 Alternative and Holistic Treatments

 Sue Popkin Sue is based in Moraira and comes recommended by a U3A member. She has been
a fully qualified reflexologist for 18 years. Using firm pressure on all parts of the feet in order to
activate the healing powers of the body, this method was practised by the Asians, Indians and
Egyptians in ancient times to promote good health. Reflexology can relieve conditions such as :
stress, asthma, back pain, sleep disorders, arthritis, migraine and more. Treatments are given in
the comfort of your own home. Sue normally charges 25 euros per hour. The first session takes
one and a half hours (when personal records are taken and kept completely confidential). A
normal treatment takes one hour. Sue is offering a 10% discount to all fully paid up U3A
members. You can call Sue on 636 237 261 or email for further
information and appointments.

 Beauty Treatments
Jill Cole, who is based in Benitachell, is qualified in the ancient art of Zahra Sugaring, an alternative
hair removal process using natural products. She is also qualified in Indian Head Massage, Facials,
Eyelash and Eyebrow tinting and she is offering U3A members a discount of 20% off her normal list
prices. For example, her normal prices vary from 5 euros for an eyebrow tint (for which a first time
tinting test is required 24 hours prior to appointment) to 32 euros for a full leg, bikini line & under
arms hair removal. Tel Jill on 96 649 4257 or email for further information and

 Beds & Soft Furnishings
The Bed Centre, Calpe, is located in centro commercial biblos along the coast road just this side of
Calpe Tel: 96 583 6814. Tony and Lucy are offering U3A Members a 12%
discount on their purchases. You must show your U3A membership card to get the discount, and it's
always a good idea to ask the price of what you're interested in first!

 Bodegas
Bodega Blasco in Teulada offers a 10% discount on wine cases to all U3A members on
 production of your membership card. It is situated at Polígono Industrial, Teulada, Calle
14. behind the petrol station. We are informed that this Bodega has a wide range of popular wines
 which, with a discount, are generally cheaper than same brands in supermarkets.

 Books
Bookworld. 10% discount except on "Sale" or "Discount Offers". Please present membership card
BEFORE the assistant enters the details in the till.

 Building and Property Maintenance
M&S building and property maintenance services Contact: Stephen 652 179 232 or
Mark 695 792 348. No obligation quotes for any job, no matter how large or small. Legally registered

company. They specialise in villa painting, both indoor and outdoor flooring and paths, and roofing.
They guarantee attendance on site until completion. They are recommended by one of our members,
Stephen & Mark are offering a 10% discount off their quotations for U3A members.

 Butchers
Nick The English Butcher, situated on the Calpe-Moraira road, opposite the large Pepe La Sal
supermarket. Nick is offering 10% off all orders over €25 to U3A members (excluding Special Offers).
Nick does a superb range of prepared joints, and English style cuts of meat (not the thin cuts that the
Spanish favour), as well as home made pies, marinades and sausages. Call Nick on 96 649 8112 to
check if what you want is in stock.

 Cafes & Restaurants
Colby's Sports Café. Located at Ctra. Moraira-Calpe 128 (next door to International Doctor on one
side and the scuba diving shop on the other). Colby's will give a 10% discount to all Moraira-Teulada
U3A members on production of your membership card. Tel. 965 743 133
Kashash Indian restaurant, Avenida Mediterráneo, Teulada. A glass of wine is normally served with
the Monday-to-Friday menú del día. On production of a U3A membership card, the proprietor,
Shafique Ali, will give a half bottle of wine per person on meals over €9.50.

 Car rentals
Indigo Car Hire. This is the new name for 121 Car Rental. The company is a car hire brokerage.
They offer car hire at all UK Airports and most UK major cities. They will offer U3A members 10% off
their online prices. They will also offer U3A members a special car hire rate of 109.00 pounds a week
at Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester. This is something not offered to other clients. All of
the car hire quotes include: VAT, insurance, unlimited mileage and 24 hour breakdown cover. All the
cars are less than 18 months old and are the latest models. Contact the
Reservations Manager, Cherie,Tel:0044(0)1133082016
or email You can check out their website at

 Clothing
High Street Heaven: situated at the 'Inn On The Green' bowling club, Jávea. The shop sells M&S,
Monsoon, and a few additional high street labels for men and women. They also have a supply of very
good jewellery. They offer a 10% discount to U3A members on all items except those on special offer.

 Crafts
Fiesta Crafts, Jávea, offer a 10% discount to all Moraira-Teulada U3A members on production of
your U3A card. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and your card must
be shown at the beginning of the transaction in order for you to receive your discount. The
Fiesta Crafts website gives telephone and email details, map of how to find it, opening times and

 Curtain making
Anne Marie Penn, Benissa. Tel 96 649 9390 or 634 329 340 Bring your own material and
measurements and we will make your curtains. We will also fit your own rails and poles if you wish.
Ask for a quote and then show your U3A membership card to get a 10% discount.

 Diving
Mermaid Diving Service, Moraira. 10% off try-dives and 7% off diving courses for U3A
members. Consider also the local branch of the British Sub-Aqua Group which is run by one of
our U3A members.

 DIY/Tools
The Tool Bar, Moraira.
The owners, Stuart and Wendy, are offering a 10% discount on purchases from their retail range to
U3A Members. They have the full range of Draper tools as well as other choices. Members must
produce a current U3A membership card, a copy of which is held by the owner for validation purposes.
The Tool Bar is situated in Moraira opposite the school on
Moraira-Teulada road. Tel. 96 574 5805,
 Garden Centres
JPGS Garden Centre - situated on the Benitachell-Jávea road. Tel 96 646 0613.
10% discount for U3A members off all plants, gardening tools and shop products.
Offer excludes garden & pool services. English spoken. Recommended by one of our members

 Hairdressers & Services
Hair styling & manicure
Nicki Wilson (NVQ qualified) comes to your own home. 20% discount negotiated by one of our
members who recommends Nicki as "friendly, obliging and very professional". Tel. 695 439 938.

De Pelo hair salon, Benitachell. Ladies and gents. Open Mon - Fri, 9.00 am until they have
finished; and Saturday 10.00 - 4.00 pm. 10% discount on production of current membership
card. Tel. 96 649 3049

 Help & Assistance
Woman to Woman - female personal home care service recommended by one of our
members.Phone Miriam: 96 573 1378 or 657 260 829 for "discreet personal care, hospital or doctors
visits, social care/help at home, translation/administrative support, relaxation/massage". Normal
charge €12 per hour, discounted to €10 an hour for U3A members (i.e. just over 16% discount).

 Home Delivery
Oakhouse Foods - Frozen Home Meals Delivery Service Order online at (website shows
pictures          of       meals):,               or       email, or phone Paul Smith on 96 689 5586 or mobile 646 442 477
from whom a catalogue is available. The portions are in trays and can, if you wish, be both cooked
and served that way. The delivery drivers speak English and Oakhouse are giving a 10% discount
off their list prices to U3A members - you must show your membership card to the driver.

 Home help
Melissa, Tel 676 264 756 One of our members describes Melissa as "very efficient, friendly, honest
and reliable". She provides help with daily tasks such as general cleaning, window cleaning, ironing,
shopping, oven cleaning and even dog walking. Normal charge of 11 euros per hour discounted to €10
per hour for U3A members.

 Printer cartridges
Cartridge Direct, Tel 96 649 1740 Printer cartridges, printer
paper and more. 10% discount on production of U3A membership card. Situated by Colby's, The Dive
Centre, and the farmacia: Centro Comercial, Milla de Oro 134, Moraira.

 Insurance
Caser Seguros Health Insurance. Savings to U3A members are in excess of 10% off
normal monthly premiums, see the website for details, or for more information, or if you wish to see a
copy of the terms and conditions, contact Caser agent Sharon Wyndham at
or tel 951 315 414 - Mobile 628 688 445

Liberty Seguros: 15% discount on car and house insurance.
Benitachell - Pieter Verbeek SL, Avda Lepanto 37. Tel. 96 649 3295
*Calpe - Foster Consulting SL, Avda Gabriel Miró 18, Edf Dextella, Entlo 2
 Tel. 965838384 and 965833052
*Dénia - Mark Petrie SL, C/ Ramón y Cajal, 8 bajo
 Tel. 96 578 1815 and 96 578 0757
* Jávea - Avda Marina Española, 24 bajo Fax: 96 579 3712

Millie Munroe Services: Tel. 96 649 3082 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Located at Avenida Lepanto 6,
Benitachell - opposite Bancaja. 10% off private health care with El Perpetuo Socorro on production of
U3A membership card. (Millie also gives €50 refund in cash off Golden Leaves pre-paid funeral plans)
website:, email:, Fax: 96 649 3100

 Jewellery
Tiffany's Design & Manufacturing Jewellers, Marina Española in Jávea Port. 20%
off purchases and 10% off repairs for U3A members. Keith, or one of his staff, will register you & give
you a card for your discounts. Keith makes jewellery too, and is always happy to give his opinions on
what can and can't be done.
 Massage
Gilly Macnally FSMT, ITEC, Cert Ed Tel. 636 617 522 or email Gilly is a
qualified sports physiotherapist. She will visit you at your own home by appointment. Her normal fee
is €30 per hour but, on production of your current U3A membership card, she will give a 15%
reduction to €25 per hour. Gilly comes recommended by one of our members and offers remedial
massage for chronic (long-standing) disorders, treatment for injuries, and ordinary therapeutic
massage for relaxation.
 Opticians
Direkt Optik Ctra.Moraira-Calpe, 122 (Moraira). Tel. 96 574 5989 Situated on the same block as the
farmacia, International Doctor and Colby's Café. They speak English. This optician is famous for its 3
for 1 offer, and they are offering U3A Moraira-Teulada members a 10% discount off both varifocal and
bifocal spectacles. There's 5% off single vision spectacles too. To receive the discount, members must
produce their current membership card at the time of placing their order.
 Pet Care & Supplies
The Mutz Nutz (pet supplies).
Located just outside of Moraira along the Moraira-Calpe coast road (next to the farmacia), the Mutts
Nutz pet supplies shop can offer you all you need for your pets. Steve and June will welcome U3A
members, and a discount of 5% is available on all items except food such as dog biscuits and
meat. Steve has asked us to point out that the discount IS however available on treats for the animals!
You can also get good advice from Steve on how and what to feed your pets. Please show your
membership card to get the discount. Tel. 96 574 4476

"Pooch Carer"
If you would like your dog cared for during your holidays away etc, telephone Jan van
 Eijle on 96 573 1378 or mobiles 649 458 300 or 657 260 829. Jan (pronounced 'Yan') charges €12
per day and is offering 10% discount to U3A members. He says, " I can offer this service in my 'casa de
campo' in Benissa which has excellent fields for exercising. Your dogs will also be taken for long walks
and taken out in the car etc. They will socialize and have the company of two resident dogs, a cat,
ducks and chickens."

 Pool services
5 Star Pool Cleaning. Tel Michael on 685 242 253 or visit The
discount to U3A members depends on the size of the pool. Normal charge for a 8 x 4 pool is €720 per
year. As a special rate for U3A members the charge is €600 per year or €50 per month (which is over
16% off). A 10 x 5 pool is normally €780 per year and the special rate for U3A members is €660 per
year or €55 per month (which is over 15% discount).

 Plumbing & Central Heating
Moraira Plumbing/Heating (Ray Gardner). 10% discount to all Moraira-Teulada U3A
members on production of your membership card. Tel. 966 498 993 (mobile 620 523 613).

 Specialist Furniture
Prominent, Teulada Polígono Industrial Estate. Tel 96 574 1315 Do you experience difficulty in
standing up, do you have a painful back or tired legs, or do you just want a comfortable chair you can
relax in? This company specialises in easy-chairs and they also have a range of "mobility scooters".
They speak English and are offering 10% discount on production of a current U3A membership card.

 Tile and Surface Cleaning
Tileclenz Surface and Sealing Company are able to clean any surface inside or outside,
driveways, tosca stone, balustrades etc. They will also clean and leave completely dry any inside tiled
area. Antislip Guys are an anti-slip treatment company and are subsiduary of Tileclenz. They are
offering us a discount of 20% off all of their services. Cleaning is €5 per square metre - for our
members €4 per square metre. Antislip is €10 per square metre - for our members €8 per square
metre. They will give a free demonstration. For more details call: Cress Poole 96 648 0619; mob:
634319998 or email

 Translation services
Yetty Roumans, tel 626 997 750, offers translation (including written) for doctor/hospital visits, or
help with administration at Town Halls, Trafico etc. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French, German
and Dutch and is familiar with the local community and its customs. Normal rates are €25 per hour,
discounted to €20 for U3A members (i.e. 20% discount). This includes her travel expenses. A further
discount can be given, if she does not use her own transport. Personally recommended by one of our

 Window Cleaning
SF Window Cleaning Services Craig Longstaff. Tel 608 534 661 or email
- window and facia-board cleaning for domestic and commercial properties. They are an experienced
and fully registered company within Spain and can also provide facturas if required. For U3A
members there is a 20% discount off the following normal prices: outside small/normal window 1.00
euro, outside small window with reja €1.50, outside large/double window €2.00, outside large/double
window with reja €2.50, patio doors €2.00, inside small/normal window €1.00, in side large/double
window €2.00. The above is a guide - each individual property needs to have a free quote to confirm
final price. The company quotes an approximate normal price for a 3-bed 2-bath villa of around €20
for an outside clean


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