Monday, April 6, 2020

A Spanish Tale of Two Hepburns (on the road again with Thelma)

Audrey and Katherine Two mythical maidens have made movies in Spain, and they both went by the name of...

Back to the Future: Relocation

They say that history has a way of repeating itself, and film locations certainly prove the point. One of...

Column: Javea Connect admin Loraine Gostling’s spirits are raised by the nightly aplausos and pranksters making covid-19 that little...

FOLKS, there will be no bets taken on what I am pondering on this week.   Life is surreal. I...

After deadly floods and VAT crackdowns from the government, the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre goes back into state...

SO MUCH has been thrown at us in the last year, from the devastating floods in September to the VAT crackdown from...

HOLLYWOOD ADORES THE PARADORS

I have stayed at four Paradors so far, never as a paying guest but always invited to give a conference. However, I...

Silver Screen Spain Road Trip, July 2020

In July 2020 Thelma and I will undertake our second road trip, leaving Valencia on the 9th and visiting a number of...

Spanish Castle Movie Magic

Here's a little something I did earlier.... In 1936 Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich made the film ‘Desire’, a musical...

Silver Screen Spain (on the road with Thelma)

Thelma and Louise is a great film, but not something you want to watch if planning a road trip. Although it wasn’t made in...

Javea Connect admin Loraine Gostling reveals her moonlighting as a pantomime actress as Adrian: A Fairytale of Happing Endings...

This week, I am removing my Javea Connect hat and becoming a little more fruity with you all! When...

DEAR JENNIFER: What does Recommended Garages mean to me?

Further to my previous article last month, of why Jennifer Cunningham Insurances is special, I felt it was important to provide some...

Javea Connect admin Loraine Gostling tries to keep her mind off the weather… but can’t find anything positive about...

Weather has been awful, eh? Yes I know an understatement  – so I have decided to leave that subject to those braver...

Sexually-transmitted diseases skyrocket among over-50s as medical columnist Jeremy Kenton says ’60 is the new 20′

With an increase in the divorce rate in the over-50s, sexual promiscuity is on the increase.  On par with...

Psychopathic Mums

It is possibly quite difficult to imagine that some mothers can actually be psychopathic, but as with...

A goodwill adoption of two cats turns sour as the creatures terrorise columnist Loraine Gostling’s Christmas decorations

So this is Christmas, and what have I done? The truth is... not much.  You see,...

How you can help someone diagnosed with bipolar

Karen Rhodes and Bipolar

The Madrid Climate Conference and the ‘no-pasa nada’ rural Andalucía

As world leaders meet at the United Nation Climate Change Conference in Madrid, I thought it time to take a look at Spain’s own...

As the dreaded ‘C’ word rears its festive head, Loraine Gostling reminds us that C also stands for Charity

The ‘C’ word is just around the corner and, for the past couple of weeks on Javea Connect, the annual appeals have...

Dramatic rescue of a badly beaten horse required TWO armed police and an ambulance on standby, writes columnist Susan...

FORGET what you’ve heard. The Spanish police do care for animals. My husband Rod has been there on the...

Homelessness

Karen Rhodes takes a look at homelessness

COLUMN: A swingers request on Costa Blanca Facebook group sends admin scratching their heads at the rulebook, writes Loraine...

Before I begin, I just have to give you a quick update on the new KFC in Ondara (avid readers will remember...

COLUMN: Two disabled ponies find friendship at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales, writes Susan Weeding

These two little ponies are deeply in love and they go everywhere together.  They're both disabled, and they are...

On Being Alone

Being alone can be something that suits some people very well, a need for isolation in a...

With Javea Connect Facebook members getting nasty over a new restaurant, Loraine Gostling turns to John Bercow for advice

So, what has been going on these last weeks with the happy ‘connectors’ on my Facebook group? What makes...

DEAR JENNIFER: Insurance claims hit whopping 59,000 with 332 assessors mobilised after September gota fría, writes Jennifer Cunningham

This week I received an updated report from Spain’s Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS) with fascinating information after last month’s devastating...

Despite a family visit to the UK, Javea Connect’s Loraine Gostling is still stuck in her Facebook group complaint...

This week I am meandering from that green and pleasant land we know as the United (although now rather Untied) Kingdom. 

A carousel pony savagely beaten begins his rehabilitation at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, writes Susan Weeding

Well, here we have the next instalment from the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales! Last week we...
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