Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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...

Loraine Gostling’s hysterical histories on how ‘Chris’ Columbus thought he found Japan as Spain celebrates Dia de la Hispanidad

GREETINGS! And for those who have managed to pick up a copy of this week’s edition hot off the press, Happy Columbus...

As farmers as far as Germany chip in to save the rescue centre from famine, life begins again in...

AS always, it’s been another roller-coaster week here at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. Amazingly, we’ve caused quite...

The rescue centre may be home and dry, but there’s a bigger crisis on the horizon, writes Susan Weeding

The next instalment of Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, and what a story we have!  I’m sure all of...

Loraine Gostling’s weather-won advice on how to prepare for a gota fría

My ponderings over the last week or so obviously took me to floods and the impact of the extreme weather we both...

After surprise births and tragic deaths, peacocks are now firm favourites at the Easy Care Horse Rescue Centre, writes...

WHEN Rod and I started the Easy Care Horse Rescue Centre in Rojales 11 years ago, we assumed we would simply be...

Adjustment Disorder

Adjusting to a new culture and the challenges it can bring up

Arguing with social media idiots just isn’t worth your time, writes columnist Loraine Gostling

HI again Costa Blancans, and welcome to yet another one of my meanders about what’s forefront of my mind when I sit...

The mighty power of Facebook groups is harnessed by Loraine Gostling in the hunt for her missing pooch

My pondering journeys over the last week have taken me to many places. Much of my inspiration for...

Mental health Awareness for Children

This blog is not intended to try and force a conversation on children about mental health, and...

Loraine Gostling explores our obsession with talking about the weather

NO, I am not going to talk about the weather… And with that opening statement, just how many of...

Are you an Ambivert?

Whenever I meet a friend of mine I am always struck by how quiet and unassuming she...
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