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ROOTS OF HOPE

The strong winds of winter often play havoc with our quicker growing trees. Because they grow so rapidly, they also, often, grow quite weakly.

Those most vulnerable, and commonly used in our gardens, are eucalyptus, pines, false peppers and acacias – or mimosa as they are commonly called. This doesn´t mean we shouldn´t use them as they are immensely useful for quick shelter, shade and privacy. But if they do split or break, don´t be too surprised and don´t worry about it too much! Even a low break can be cut clean and, because the root system is well established, the tree will quickly regenerate. It may end up more bush-like than tree-shaped but that´s not always a disaster and can open up other possibilities!

HOE DOWN IN COMPETA

CAMPO presents Competa's first Hoe-Down on Friday, 28th February, 2014 at The Balcon Hotel, Competa. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start.
So if you enjoy dancing to good country music together with your friends or meeting new people then come along to our first, full of fun Hoe-Down.

In addition to the dancing festivities, there will be lots of great side shows where you can join in the fun at Tin Can Alley, on the Hoopla, Hook a Duck or even try your hand at Darts all generously sponsored by Competa local businesses. Win some amazing prizes!!!!

IPTV SERVICE

It has been a subject of much debate and for some, horror, that soon we will lose English television as we know it southern Spain. With the launch of a new satellite above England it appears that coverage will no longer extend to southern Spain.

This means that it will be highly probable we will lose reception of many major channels currently viewed on freesat. It is also very likely channels will be affected on Sky television too. However, until the Satellite changeover occurs no one actually can predict the exact impact. Although, there is no doubt there will be problems and the loss of channels we are used to receiving.

MADRID GASTRO FESTIVAL

This annual culinary event returns to the capital with an extensive programme of food-related activities and experiences.

Gastrofestival 2014 pays tribute to gastronomy, not only from a culinary point of view, but also from the perspective of other disciplines such as art, film and fashion. For more than two weeks, and coinciding with the international Madrid Fusión summit, over 300 of the city’s establishments will be taking part in this event that sets out to delight the five senses and raise the profile of one of the capital’s foremost tourist attractions, its gastronomy.

For more than two weeks, and coinciding with the international Madrid Fusión summit, over 300 of the city’s establishments will be taking part in this event that sets out to delight the five senses and raise the profile of one of the capital’s foremost tourist attractions, its gastronomy. This art form is becoming increasingly popular with visitors coming to Madrid, attracted by one of the liveliest and most diverse culinary scenes in the world.

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