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Discussion 14th Feb 14:00: Populism

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2019

When: Thursday 14th February 14:00-16:00 Venue: Aula Asociaciones, Calle Calatayud 45, 1st floor, Moraira Subject: Populism Discussion led by: Piotr Azia Populism is ubiquitous. If you’ve read any newspaper other than populist tabloids recently, you will probably have come across the word populism at least once in every issue. Problem is, how many people actually know what the word populism means? Also, among those…

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Chicas Christmas lunch at the Olive Tree

Posted on Dec 10th, 2018

We returned once again this December to a very festive Olive Tree Restaurant with 54 hungry and Christmas spirited Chicas for our 2018 Christmas lunch. On arrival we received a smiling welcome with cava in the sunshine on the terrace which set the scene. There was plenty of time to chat and admire all the beautiful outfits that were being worn, some very glittery and some very traditionally festive. Once at our tables the wine and conversation flowed freely until our starters arrived,…

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“Cheers” to the Wine Tasting Group – November 2018

Posted on Dec 4th, 2018

The Wine Tasting Group held their Christmas dinner at Satari's restaurant in Moraira, on Wednesday, 28th November.  Pat and Brian Clarke, group leaders, hosted and organised a super evening  of excellent food, wine and entertainment. There were several choices on the delicious three course menu, including the traditional Christmas fare.  The friendly and attentive service from the staff complemented the festive atmosphere.  Part of the evening's entertainment was the free draw…

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Mosaics Display

Posted on Nov 24th, 2018

At the November 2018 general meeting we put on our third and best display. There were 41 pieces in the display which showed a huge variety of subjects and styles. We had examples of the very first mosaics made, when often the producer can hardly believe she has made such a wonderful creation.  There were 7 seahorses, which are the second mosaic to be made, increasing the skills of the artist, and again it was fascinating to see the variety all coming from the same pattern. Other mosaics…

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Dining Out Group visit the Olive Tree – November 2018

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2018

Our new hosts Colin and Sue Donadio had a superb first session of the Dining Out group at The Olive Tree Restaurant in Moraira. We sat down to a wonderful meal enjoyed by sixty one lucky people, twelve of them new members dining with the group for the first time. Each dish was really enjoyed, but the signature dish of liver stacked with onion rings and speared with a sprig of rosemary provoked almost drools of delight so deserves a special mention. Timing, service, all went unbelievably…

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Las Chicas que Comen – November Lunch at El Chamizo

Posted on Nov 21st, 2018

There is not a better location in the whole of Moraira for fantastic sea views and lovely food. So November’s lunch for 31 Chicas was eagerly awaited. The weather was a little overcast but we were not disappointed as Maxine and her team welcomed us with our customary glass of cava while we mingled and chatted. After we were all randomly seated, to ensure no cliques here! We were then efficiently presented with delightful meals; in particular the fish stew was outstanding and the stuffed…

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New law proposed to safeguard UK citizens’ healthcare abroad after Brexit

Posted on Nov 10th, 2018

The Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill has been introduced to give the government legal powers to fund and implement healthcare deals after Brexit. You can access the document on: http://…

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Las Chicas que Comen October lunch at Attico restaurant.

Posted on Oct 21st, 2018

We arrived at the restaurant in the sky in Javea for another year! This restaurant has proved to be one of the most popular and we squeezed 46 Chicas in for this visit! Although it was overcast when we arrived, before we left the sun was shining and we could all appreciate the most wonderful panoramic views, which this restaurant affords, overlooking the sea and the coast of Javea. The staff at Attico look after us very well, very efficient but unassuming. We certainly never leave…

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Mosaics

Posted on Oct 20th, 2018

Both mosaics groups will be presenting a display of our creations at the General Meeting on Monday, 5th November. We are all very proud of the items we make and would like to show off a little.  Some of us are beginners and some have been doing mosaics for a lot longer. Please come and see just what we get up to! Meri Snell Mosaics Group…

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Moraira-Teulada Walking Football Team win another Tournament!

Posted on Oct 12th, 2018

Moraira-Teulada Walking Football group continued their impressive Tournament record at the La Nucia Stadium, Benidorm, on Wednesday 10th October when they won the Sockatyes trophy. Following a slow start in the early stages of the twenty-game tournament the team found their rhythm and, in the eight matches they played, reached the all-important finals which they won The tournament attracted a total of five teams from Spain including Moraira U3A, Portobello, Playa Flamenca, La Nucia and…

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Bob up Kilimanjaro

U3A member Bob Cope climbs Kilimanjaro

Posted on Oct 11th, 2018

Climbing Kilimanjaro probably wasn't the smartest idea I have ever had but, as I enjoy walking in the mountains here in Spain, I thought I would give it a go, & before the Chinese built a cable car to the top.So early in September I arrived in Arusha in Tanzania ready to take on the mountain with another twelve " idiots " who I first met on arrival. For those of you who are interested (both of you ! ) Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano & the highest free-standing mountain in the world at…

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Matters Arising Thu 11th Oct 14:00: The NHS

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2018

On 6 July 2018, the NHS celebrated its 70th birthday. What kind of future can it look forward ? Can it continue to provide services in the way that it has or is it time for a radical re-think? Should we all be taking more responsibility for promoting our own health? Should certain treatments be refused to smokers and heavy drinkers? How do we ration finite services when the demand is potentially  infinite? Should there be charges for some services? Please join us on Thursday 11 October at…

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A Taste of Greece for Dining Out Group – October 2018

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2018

A taste of Greece was on the menu Tuesday evening when 70 members of the Dining Out group visited Satari's restaurant in Moraira. Abi, the chef/owner, gave the Moraira-Teulada U3A Dining Out group a mouth-watering description of the menu before we began. Our starters included all the well-known dishes such as tzatziki, hummus and dolmades.  The main courses were superb, all having the authentic Greek tastes that we know and love. Desserts included assorted baklava and honey cake. What…

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RAF spitfire

Moraira-Teulada U3A Art & History Group celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the RAF

Posted on Sep 29th, 2018

To celebrate this important anniversary the Leaders of the U3A Art & History Group decided to organise a special talk for U3A Members. The lecture was, as usual, at the La Senieta Theatre in Moraira and members of the Royal Air Force Association had arranged a set of flags associated with the RAF to be displayed on the stage. Brian Nichols, who organised and started this very successful group ten years ago with the help of other members of the Committee, gave the lecture. Before…

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Moraira-Teulada U3A Members celebrate 10th Anniversary in style – with a grand Hog Roast!

Posted on Sep 29th, 2018

More than 200 members of our Moraira-Teulada U3A attended the Great Hog Roast on Tuesday 18th September at the Font Santa park in Moraira which was organised to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Many U3A members were on site early in the morning under the direction of the organisers, Peter and Pauline Griffiths, helping to set up the numerous tables and chairs necessary to accommodate everyone as well as the large pergola erected to protect the very busy musicians from the sun. A wonderful…

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