LOS GRINGOS played their first ever gig at La Montana near Bedar last weekend, a superb set as usual and especially poignant for Danny as he used to play at the La Montana jam sessions when aged 13/14. Follow them on facebook to see where they next gig. Arriba Arriba also played one of their last gigs at La Montana. Lady Ellen Sings (Ellens new solo act) is at La Montana on Friday 22nd July at 7pm.
Celebrating his 70th birthday local Bedar character ‘Doc’ held a party and apparently the last guests left at sparrows fart or 5am after some skinny dipping in the pool by all accounts.
Super cool crooner Tony Justice was there and as we chatted he started staring intently at a chap saying to me ‘I know him I really do?’ Minutes went by and still Tony scratched his head whilst he tried to deduce who the guy was. The chap then left with guests calling out ‘Bye Gwynn!’ Still Tony scratched his head until the eureka moment finally struck. ‘My god’ Tony said ‘Gwynn has played snooker at the next table to me every Thursday for the last three years!’ ‘Every Thursday I say hi Gwynn.’ A classic senior moment as it just happened to be Thursday and Tony had seen him only a few hours earlier! Feel free to pull Tonys leg.
Visit Mojacar is also on facebook and great for finding out what’s going on. A quick look revealed that Tonys wife Julie Justice is doing a sponsored slim with Siobhan Tattan in aid of MACS and AECC.
I can confirm Siobhan was drinking water at La Montana on Sunday so it looks like game on and five kilos have been lost already. Support this great cause by sponsoring them.
People really do care about their community and local surroundings. A couple of weekends ago the proprietors of Las Delicias bar in Lubrin spent a lot of time and effort organising a charity fun walk/run/stagger in aid of MACS a local charity which supports cancer sufferers and their families. It was also the hottest day so far this year so some promised participants failed to show, lets hope they still donate money to swell the €1200 already raised.
There was live music from Pulse, great home made burgers and dance shows given by the Julie Bruce Dance Academy.
Whilst there, some concerned local readers asked me where the dreaded water bottle dumping spot is on the A1101. By coincidence I’d been back a few days earlier and collected 10 more newly dumped water bottles. Sharing a Sherlock Holmes hat we deduced it may be the work of a white van driver who stops there late mornings a few times a week. His card is marked as we will all pounce when any of us next see him parked there. Eco warriors to the rescue!
At last we can all boast again to our friends and loved ones back in Britain at just how lovely and sunny the weather is here in Almeria.
Cricket Tests, Queens, and Wimbledon were all soaked and as Glastonbury enjoyed two consecutive dry years it started off wet too. I bet I was not alone in getting fed up with people saying how sunny and warm it was back in Blighty. Ya boo sucks and splish splash to everyone in the UK! Keep protected from the sun and for goodness sakes get out and enjoy life as there is so much going on in our beautiful part of Andalucía.