Moraira - Teulada



Welcome to issue number 75 of the Newsletter - September 2015  


The newsletters are compiled by Dot Garrett.  

If you would like an interesting article or news item to be considered for inclusion in future editions of the newsletter, please email them to her


  Next U3A Meeting

The next General Meeting will be held on

Monday, 7th September 2015

at the Salón de Banquetes, Avenida del Mediterráneo, Teulada at 10:30 a.m.

Doors open to members at 09:30 a.m.

There is no speaker for the September Meeting 

Jill Cole

Message From President

Jill Cole


What a wonderful summer we have had and the area has been busy with lots of holiday makers, which has been good for the local economy. But, wasn't it a shame the rain did not reach us to break up the humidity and provide the area with much needed water.  
As I write this, the area is preparing itself for the arrival of stage 9 of the 2015 Vuelta, it will be a great opportunity for people around the world to see the wonderful area we live in. I hope you all enjoyed the day and it did not cause to many disruptions!
I have been informed by a member there have been changes at Denia hospital in procedures. When you have an appointment for screening, x-ray or scan, it is necessary to take passport and copy of NIE as well as SIP. Help have confirmed these changes.
In August Richard Singleton, an active member of theCreative Writing Group, passed away at his holiday home in Italy. Our condolences go to Penny his wife and their family.
It has been brought to the Committee and my attention that during some Group activities, there has been unacceptable behaviour.  I wish to remind everyone that the U3A has a zero tolerance policy on such matters.  Should you feel that you have a reason to complain, such complaints should be taken up with the Group Leader in a calm and responsible manner. 
U3A Vall del Pop talk: Mystery of the Sphinx 11:00 3rd Sept (amended timing)

U3A Vall del Pop talk: Mystery of the Sphinx 11:00 Thursday 3rd September

                   (amended timing)


A one-hour talk by Robert Bauval

                   at U3A Vall Del Pop,


International bestselling author Robert Bauval is coming to the Costa Blanca to give a talk on the Great Sphinx, guardian of the Giza pyramids. Robert will be unlocking the mysteries surrounding this enigmatic statue of a recumbent lion with human face – the largest statue ever carved by humankind.


Who conceived this amazing monument? When? How? Why?


Is it just the ‘guardian of the Giza Pyramids’ or something else?


Why is it gazing towards cardinal east?


Is there a secret chamber underneath the Sphinx as many have claimed?

Robert was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1948, his parents being part of the cosmopolitan community of Egypt before the 1952 Egyptian Revolution. His ancestral lineage goes back to Cairo in 1785 but originated in Syria and Belgium. He left Egypt during the 1967 Six-Day War and settled in England. He now lives on the Costa del Sol, near Malaga.

In 1994 he published his first book, The Orion Mystery (with Adrian Gilbert), which was a number one bestseller in the UK and was translated into more than twenty-five languages. Since then he has published ten further books on the mysteries of the ancient world. He has appeared regularly on international television channels to present his research or comment on the theories of others in the ancient mysteries field. Robert is a specialist in ancient astronomy, especially in respect of the Giza necropolis.

His lecture on the conundrum of the Giza Sphinx is being hosted by U3A Vall del Pop on Thursday 3rd September, starting at 11:00. (doors open at 10:00, coffee and cava at 12:30) - note amended timings.

At the Murla Polivalent in the Jalon Valley

There is new underground parking, local side streets and Murla car parks available.

Updated directions will be on the Vall del Pop website soon. ( )

Entrance to the event is only €3 and there will be a Q & A session following the lecture.

All are welcome to attend this special event,

but please contact Lorraine Bellami-Barker (U3A Vice President)


150914 Sep 14th Art Talk: An Introduction to Art Classifications Part 1

Art Talk: An Introduction to Art Classifications Part 1

Monday 14th September 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: An Introduction to Art Classifications Part 1

Lecturer:A dual presentation by Cheda Panajotovic and Brian Nicholls

As a starting point for our new season of art talks Cheda and I thought that a presentation in two sections on the many variations of classifying art movements might be a useful introduction.

The artists themselves were not overly interested in such matters. They just carried on painting and in many instances produced work that fitted into, two or more of the classifications.

Until the 19th century classifications did not exist but in 1872 a young artist called Claude Monet entered a rapidly painted oil sketch of the Inner harbour of Le Havre. He chose it in haste for inclusion in the first exhibition of this new style of work and did not rate it as very important. He, rather dismissively, just called it ‘Impression Sunrise’ which was exactly what he thought it to be.

The critics did not like the show and Monet’s ‘Sunrise’ was singled out by one of them who stated, that it was an impression and, nothing more’ and not worthy of inclusion in any exhibition.  The terms Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, along with many other ‘isms’ went on to be used by Critics, Academics, Art Dealers and anyone involved in the world of art.

Cheda and I will start with just four classifications; The Renaissance, Pre Raphaelites, Impressionism and Realism. In a later talk we will cover Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism and Modernism.                 



By Noelene M. Cummins

Hi. I know there is an item in the information page about EHIC cards for Residents, but it is even more vital for those of us non-residents who wander back and forth. Some newspapers have said it is not necessary. IT IS! When my husband had an accident, Denia hospital wanted his EHIC number, his SIP card and Passport before they would do anything. He could have bled to death while they photocopied everything!
Anyway, I just thought it might be an idea to remind folk, in the newsletter, to check theirs are in date. It is FREE.Just ring 0300 330 1350 or (0044)1912 790575(0044)1912 790575. All you need is your present card. I rang the latter number and it took me about 1 minute to renew two cards.
Incidentally I have noticed that in 3 hospitals I have visited recently in UK they have asked for my National Health Number. Tightening up at last.

Golden Oldies Music Group

Golden Oldies Music Group

Golden Oldies Music Group Returns to The Cafe Del Mar

By John Hopwood 

Following some great evenings at our previous venue, the Les Fouges restaurant, we have decided to return to Cafe del Mar for our Music Nights as many members prefer the open high ceiling room where most attending have a clear view of the performers generally unrestricted by pillars.

The first return Music Night at this venue will be on Saturday 10th October and we already have almost a full house of bookings for this event. Just a few places still available!

For newcomers information, the U3A band usually has 10 members playing a wide range of instruments and performing a great selection of music from 50's to 80's Pop and Rock & Roll to Acoustic and Delta Blues – even some Reggae, Country, Soul and Latin American!

Our Music Nights also feature some really talented solo performers from classical guitarists to keyboard virtuosos – we have even featured the occasional opera singer!

So, a wonderful selection to, hopefully, suit all tastes.

Further Music Nights are planned for Saturday 19th December and Friday 5th February.

We have approximately 240 members in our group and welcome any, particularly new U3A members, who wish to join.

The Golden Oldies Music Group Music Nights are intended to provide a really interesting and enjoyable evenings entertainment for all our members and, if you have not yet joined us why not contact John Hopwood, the group leader.

New.... Tai Chi Classes in Benitachell

New.... Tai Chi Classes in Benitachell

By Julia Fleming

I would  like to inform U3A Members of these classes, the fee for the classes is 5 euros (first class is free for people to assess whether or not it is for them)  U3A members would pay only 4 euros, this is weekly only, nobody has to pay in advance for anything.

Tai Chi Classes       Calle Valencia, Benitatxell.                                                (opposite the police station.)

Start Date                   Weds. 7th October 2015  

Absolute Beginners    Short Form  Wed.  10.15am - 11.15am

Improvers Long Form          Wed.  11.30am - 12.30pm

For more details call Julia 619613236




By Eileen Haxon


British Food Fortnight is coming soon --- 19th September --- so the following recipes will give you the opportunity to be patriotic in the kitchen.


1 beetroot – ready cooked and vacuum packed

500 g baby new potatoes – halved or sliced depending on size

olive oil

125 g black pudding --- sliced ( available at Iceland )

100 g watercress

125 g Lancashire cheese. (if unavailable use Feta )


3 tbs olive oil

1 tbs cider vinegar

1 tsp English mustard

pinch of sugar

Cook potatoes in boiling salted water for 15 – 20 minutes until tender. Drain

Put a little oil in a frying pan. Add the black pudding and cook until crisp and crumbly.

Dice the beetroot into cubes.

Mix dressing ingredients together.

To Serve --- Place watercress in a shallow dish. Top with beetroot, potatoes, black pudding and crumbled cheese.  Drizzle over dressing

 WILTSHIRE PORK CASSEROLE   – Serves 4  A slow cooker is ideal for this recipe

750 g shoulder of pork ( known as magro in Spain ). Trimmed and cut into cubes

1 tbs plain flour

300 ml chicken stock

2 tbs white wine vinegar

2 tbs clear honey

1 tbs soy sauce

150 g mushroom  – quartered

150 g ready to eat pitted prunes


Heat a liitle oil in a frying pan and cook the pork over a medium heat until brown all over.

Sprinkle with the flour and cook stirring for 1 minute.

Stir in the stock, vinegar, honey and soy sauce. Season and bring to the boil.

Place into a covered casserole and cook 160 c or 140 c for fan oven for 2 hours.

Stir in mushrooms and prunes and cook for 1 more hour.

Check for seasoning and garnish with parsley.

N.B. If using a slow cooker follow manufacturers instructions for a pork casserole.

SOMERSET CHICKEN            ---Serves 3

This makes an ideal evening meal served with baked potatoes.

3 boneless chicken breasts

olive oil

40 g butter or margarine

1 onion – sliced

2 tbs plain flour

1 tbs grain mustard

1 dessert apple – peeled and sliced

50g sliced button mushrooms

150 ml chicken stock

150 ml cider or apple juice

125 ml double cream

½ tbs finely chopped sage leaves

150 g cheddar cheese – grated

Oven 190 c

Season chicken breasts and fry in a little oil for 1 -2 minutes each side until golden.

Put into a shallow casserole dish.

Add butter to frying pan and cook onions for a few minutes until softened but not brown.

Add flour and mustard to the pan.

Add apples and mushrooms

Add stock and cider gradually, stirring all the time. Bring to the boil.

Add cream and sage.

Pour sauce over chicken. Cover and cook for 30 minutes

Take casserole out of oven. Check for seasoning. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Grill for 5 minutes until cheese is melted and golden.

Spanish Phrases

Spanish Phrases

By Laura

Some monthly vocabulary and phrases to help you in everyday situations.

Plus a few important general pointers it’s good to remember.

I hope that you find them useful, whatever your level!
1) En el centro de salud = In the health centre.

 the doctor (male)    -     el doctor / el médico

the nurse (male)      -     el enfermero

the receptionist (male)   -   el recepcionista

the doctor (female)     -     la doctora /  la médica

the nurse (female)      -     la enfermera

the receptionist (female)   -   la recepcionista

the appointment        -     la cita

the queue                -     la cola

the tablet                -     la pastilla

the tablets               -    las pastillas

the prescription       -     la receta

to queue                -     hacer cola

to wait                   -     esperar

to be the last person (man) (in the queue)     -     ser el último

I am the last person (man) (in the queue)     -     soy el último

to be the last person (woman) (in the queue)   -    ser la última

I am the last person (woman) (in the queue)    -    soy la última

I need…              -       necesito…

I need a prescription     -     necesito una receta

I need to make an appointment with…     -     necesito pedir cita con…

Is it possible on Monday at ten o’clock?    -    ¿Es posible el lunes a las diez?

I have…              -     tengo…

I have an appointment…     -     tengo cita con…

I have to change my appointment     -     tengo que cambiar mi cita


Moraira - Teulada

Local Events and Information.


Teulada Moscatell Fiesta

From 2 to 5 September 2015 gastronomic tours, exhibitions, screening of short films, horseback riding, workshops, tastings and concerts, will focus on the Moscatell Grapes and products.

The traditional "Festa del Moscatell" Teulada to start on September 2 with "drinking and eating Teulada muscatel" a gastronomic walk around the bars and restaurants attached to the Festa del Moscatell, the opening of the exhibition of the Photo Club l'Andragó " moscatell Miratges of Teulada "and tasting drinks derived from Teulada muscatel, oenologist by Antoni Puig de l' Muscatel Defensors Association of Marina Alta .

The programme will continue on day 3 with the presentation of the exhibition of short films " Curts of moscatell "with the screening of the short" Five days to dance "at 20 hours. At night, after a musical interlude, from 22:30 a selection of short films will be screened in the auditorium of the Town Hall of Teulada

On September 4, Friday, the day will focus on "Dolia, V sample food and wine" at the Auditorium of Teulada Moraira, an open door, with show by chef Michelin star, Manuel Alonso, child gastronomic workshop, by the winner of the first edition of Master Chef Junior, Mario Palacios, exhibitions and talks about food and wine, accompanied by jazz music by the group AMUP Teulada.

Day 5 starts Saturday morning around the hermitage of Sant Vicent with activities for younger guests and a gastronomic fair and paellas. At 19 hours will begin the ride Muscatel accompanied by the Colla Falco, the Grup de Danses Font Santa and the Association of Traginers Alejandro Morell. The festival will end with a "popular sopar" verbena by "Romantic Saladar" and "Moscatell Rock" starring Diluvi and Pirat's Sound System

The Mayor of Teulada, Carlos Linares, took the opportunity to invite all citizens and residents of the region to attend the 2 to 5 September at the "Festa del Moscatell" a program designed for the enjoyment of all. He wishes to show the  relevance of both Moscatell territory with activities around the landscape and local products that characterize our culture as a people.

Lions Club Summer Concert

Lions Club Summer Concert

Free Concert 'Manhatton Jazz' by Lions Club

 6th September 2015

 The concert starts at 20.00h.

These popular musical events are staged on the seafront next to Moraira castle.

The next Teulada – Moraira Lions event will be held on Sunday the 6th September 2015 at Moraira castle and will feature “Manhatton Jazz” with their blend of popular jazz music.


Manhatton Jazz are, justifiably, immensely popular throughout the Marina Alta here on the Costa Blanca - the sound they produce really is toe-tapping stuff, pretty much guaranteed to make you want to get up out of your seat and boogie. You have been warned!!

*Admission to all Summer Concerts on the Seafront in Moraira is free but Teulada-Moraira Lions´ Club Members will be at the Concert in their distinctive yellow tops to raise funds and asking for donations from the audience - so do please give generously.

25th September: Late Summer Dinner Dance

25th September: Late Summer Dinner Dance

This year, we are holding a late summer dinner dance for our members at Salón Canor.

Date : Friday, 25th September
Time : Cava Reception 7:00 p.m., Dinner 8:00 p.m.
Venue : Salón Canor, Teulada
Tickets : 25 euros each to include a welcome glass of cava, 3 course meal and drinks during the meal.
Dress Code : Dinner Jackets or smart. No jeans or shorts please.
Music : The Poco Loco Steel Band will be entertaining you in the lovely gardens of Canor during the cava reception between 7:00-8:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
After dinner, Barry Peters will be providing music for dancing the night away.

Please note that this function is strictly only open to fully paid-up members of the Moraira-Teulada U3A.

Tickets will be on sale at the General Meeting on 7th September 2015. The venue can accommodate up to 400 persons.

If you wish to join us for what promises to be a spectacular evening, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the General Meeting with the full amount in cash. Please ensure that the form is fully completed and that you enter the full name of every person as per the details on their membership cards.

You can check the menu and then download the form.
A few copies of each will be available at the General Meetings for those members without computers.

If you have any queries, please contact Pat Clarke


Join our Facebook closed site/forum if you want to sell, buy, borrow or ask a question

Join our Facebook closed site/forum if you want to sell, buy, borrow or ask a question

Following requests by members to have a space to advertise items they wish to sell, buy, lend, borrow or just ask questions, we have set up a Facebook group: U3A Moraira-Teulada Members.

To protect against spam and scams as far as possible, the group is closed and can only be accessed by active members of our U3A (i.e. who have renewed their Moraira-Teulada membership for the current year).

If interested, please visit and request to join the group. The group's administrators will check your membership status, before confirming your access. Please note that if your your membership lapses because you have not renewed it for the current year, you will be removed from the group.

A Facebook account is required to join the group. When requesting to join, please use your real name and email address, as we will check membership status before approving the request. If, for any reason, your Facebook account is under a different name, please let us know, so that we can check your membership.

For Terms and Conditions please see website.