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Anyone for tea? ----- and I don't just mean a cup of tea but a wonderful English Afternoon Tea offering a selection of sandwiches, scones jam and cream, delicious home-made cakes together with tea, coffee and a glass of cava. All this for only 8 euros in aid of two worthwhile charities;- MacMillan Cancer Support and Cudeca Cancer Care. The date is Friday, 27th September, 2013 at 3pm at a friend's villa in the Cruz de Zarja area of Competa.

Twenty two years ago, MacMillan Cancer Support UK held their first World's Biggest Coffee Morning to assist with their much needed fund raising activities. Their first year attracted 2,600 registered coffee mornings and in 2012, 115,000 separate events took place, raising £15 million. Macmillan actively encourage corporate companies, clubs, groups, schools and societies to hold a coffee morning and last year, I held one here in Competa. I am still using the same worldwide date this year but doing something different an “Afternoon Tea.”

Due to using a private villa this year, numbers are limited and I therefore ask that you purchase your tickets in advance from Sugar & Spice or TodoPapel, Competa. Sorry, but there are no ticket purchases at the event on the day. Tickets are still available so hurry and purchase so you can come along and join a fun afternoon on 27th September. All funds raised will be split 50/50 between MacMillan Cancer Support UK and Cudeca Cancer Care.

If you have any questions, please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 665156467.
Thank you
Cindy Jones


As the lush growth of springtime slowly shrivels away during the summer, by now, we are often left with the backbones of our gardens. The froth and frivolity disappears. In well-designed Mediterranean style gardens, a certain gauntness appears – greens are muted to sage-green, grey and silver – and the framework of the garden is better seen. It's a little like winter in reverse. Hard surfaces, sculpture and walling become more apparent and important.

There are, of course, many ways to


We all know that feeling when the mercury edges over 35C - we just want to find as cool a corner as possible and laze the summer away. Everything becomes too much effort and the only sensible action seems to be to do nothing! Humans and other animals feel it too and, of course, many of our plants.

This feeling is a process for survival in extreme conditions, a temporary inactive phase. Just as many plants, animals (and maybe some humans too!) hibernate during winter there are also some that


A BRAND new venture in Competa is aiming to go to the top of the class.

Axareducacion is a soon to be unveiled centre for culture, education and learning.

It is the brainchild of teachers Gemma Edelman and Beatriz Moreno Perz, and co-worker Manuel Vega Peña.

The centre is aimed at ages from five through to adults and will encompass learning in all areas from primary to further education and degree level.

I spoke with Gemma about this new venture in the village and their aims for the future.

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