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Are there any properties that owners wish to sell in the Consum type area of the Urb 2 or 3 bed Looking for a business friend of mine friend of mine who often has clients looking for your area. Up to now he has had to disappoint them, hence my posting. Message me please if so. Possible best on facebook Ian Dundas-Collins
After visiting this nasty horrible tacky little Britain encampment in the sun we have decided it is not the place for us, we found it to be a dirty shabby unkempt and uncared for place. The locals appeared to us to be locked in a time warp or perhaps have been extras in the film "the hills have eyes". We actually found that the people who inhabit this godforsaken corner of Spain appear to have a monopoly on stupidity either that or they were all absolutely pie-eyed most of the time.
We have decided to buy in Cornwall instead to be closer to family, good luck to all of you, I think you'll need it with the way the Brexit negotiations are not going.
Oh dear, Bill. Clearly you had a rather unedifying experience when viewing prospective properties in La Marina. That's a shame and to be regretted. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I find your generalisations about people who chose to make La Marina their destination of choice personally offensive. As someone who has recently bought a property in La Marina and the holder of a 2:1 honours degree in Political Science, a post grad qualification in finance, professionally qualified chartered accountant and a professionally qualified internal auditor I resent your facile comment about stupidity abounding in La Marina. I hope you'll be happy in your chosen destination and find the intellectual stimulus you seem to have not found in La Marina.
I think your comments about the locals were rather uncalled for. Yes parts of the urbanisation are unkempt and untidy. ( before anybody shoots me down,, just look at the amount of weeds growing up the side of peoples houses)
As somebody that is well travelled you will find that what you found on the urbanisation, you will find in every other country in the world, even Cornwall !!!!!!
Don't know why you felt compelled to inform us all about your long list of qualifications. You ain't gonna need them on the Urbanisation. However you will probably fit right in with all your self gratification.
Dare I say, if you are basing your judgement of the "type" of people that you have encountered in the last few weeks as being the "window display" of the Urbanizacion you will come away slightly inaccurate view. I say this because there are a lot of tourists here at the moment and, because they are holiday makers, they might not conform to your ideal. Remember that for a considerable portion of the year the place is only occupied by residents and it's character really does change......in my opinion. it's not an unpleasant place to live at all.
Good luck in your chosen spot.
I wanted to show you, OP, that your gross generalisation about people on the urb is both unfair and inaccurate. Next time you feel compelled to post such sweeping statements at least be sure of your facts.
I think I am an average immigrant (British, French, German, Swedish,.......) who has chosen to live in la Marina and I am proud to say that this is a nice place to live in. The biggest problem for us immigrants is to learn Spanish but with a mix of languages we can still communicate with most of our neighbors. And we like it.
This is only my opinion of the time, place and people. However this was formulated after spending some time amongst you all both during holiday periods and other times. Again this is my opinion about the degeneration and over development of the Urbanisation formed after close to ten years visiting this area of Spain.
We met many people who sounded like that fellow with all the qualifications, you're all welcome to him that's one less in the UK. No doubt he'll be community president on one of the phase's somewhere, overwhelmed by his own sense of self importance.
So glad that you decided not to spend anymore time in La Marina Urb. You are a gross idiotic knumbskull and wrapped up in your own supposed greatness. Keep your vile judgements to yourself you arse!
You really clasify my opinions and observations as vile? What a Muppet you are, you must have have been one of the cretins I had the misfortune to come across on my travels around your neck of the woods.
I think the rumours were all true that the fall-out from Chernobyl fell mostly over la marina I had suspected this to be so. Just take a wander to the bathroom and look to see what others see, it ain't pretty.
bill smyth you really are a piece of shite, i have over 20 close friends here on the urb and they are the nicest people i have ever met.
i wonder if you have the guts to come back to la marina one last time and call me all those names to my face!!!
Bill, perhaps you are just a wind-up merchant and are just out to make mischief (the kindest interpretation that can be put on your sad and angry posts about the urb). However, it's worth pointing out that you contradict yourself, thereby invalidating any of the views you've spewed out here. In another post a few months ago you asked for information about La Marina as you're thinking of moving to the area - making it clear that at that time you didn't know it at all, yet in this thread you state that your views are based on ten years' worth of knowledge of the area. Oh dear Bill, a little confused, are you???? Whatever the truth is, I think everyone agrees that it's best you keep your poisonous and ill informed views to yourself and stop knocking the urb. You come across as a sad and angry individual, we don't need your negativity in the urb. Good luck with wherever you end up, I hope you'll be happy elsewhere.
Can you give information on the school bus leaving the consum in lo marabou tomorrow Monday help needed please my daughter starts school tomorrow and information was not much at all
Hi, can anyone recommend a good electrician to rewire whole villa? We are in Urb la Marina. Thanks
Moved here few weeks ago looking to meet new people
Seems as there is no risk getting caught if you are smoking in bars and restaurants or has anyone ever seen or heard of any inspection here in the urb.?
Might as well smoke in bars, because in my local, they stand at the front door and the smoke blows through.
Something for councilor Mª Ángeles Ferrandez Aniorte? Responsible for Health Party (Casco Urbano), Social Services (Casco Urbano), Woman, 3rd Age, Or Vicente Pérez Murcia? Police, Sport, Industry, Animal Market Cemetery
i am a non smoker,but i think its disgusting and wrong for the owner of a bar not being able to have a smoking premises if he wants one,especially uk where mostly its cold and miserable outside.if non smokers dont like it they can go elsewhere.
Like you I've never smoked but am not that anti smoking. I've heard some pubs in the UK are stopping the vapour cigarettes.
nearly all the bars in uk wont allow vapour cigs
still have to go outside to use them
I thought they were just flavoured water. Should kill off a few more smoking pensioners. Expect to see it Spain soon.
Having just repatriated to my Country of birth, I was amazed to read that some pubs had banned smoking vapour ,. That was until I took a train journey and while waiting for a train on an open station ,I heard a station announcement, which stated the this totally innocuous pastime wa not allowed on bthe platform. Just when will these sick do gooders, stop bitching and get a life.
P.. I neither smoke or vapour.
Sorry to find out that you have returned to the UK. La Marina and this forum will miss you. When I was told about the vapour ban, I thought it was a joke. Coupled with the number of rubbish bins (5 last count) and different collection days, I was reminded why we moved here in the first place.
Still, the transport system is good, but people seem to moan about that.
Exposure to e-cigarette pollutants might be a health concern, as fine and ultrafine particles might be deposited in the lung.
American blogs selling alternatives doesn't really persuade me. All I tend to see is old people freezing outside Pubs on the way to a chest infection. The selling of Alcohol will be banned in pubs in the UK next.
You sre perfectly correct Chalkie, The rag promoting that Vapour smoking is hazardous to health and secind hand intake is of course from someone trying to sell, what they describe AS A PERFECTLY SAFE WAY TO STOP SMOKING
Hi Alan sorry you've left us for the 'other'place. Hope you find everything to your liking but doubt it. You know what it's like there, but, Merry Christmas and we'll miss your comments.
Hi PeteYep have just completed my first month, back in blighty, Must say As yet quite pleased even the weather aint bad. I am missing some of the people I met in Spain, Some of the good points include the lack of yappy dogs morning noon and night, lack of mossies, lack of cockroaches,and the thing that made my move imperative was the great public transport over here as compaired to La Marina Area.. Hope you are all well, and enjoying La Marina as much as I use to
I assume you will still be reading and commenting on the good and the not so good points we have over here. We will miss your incisive comments!!
It was entertainment night at the senior citizens' center.
After the community sing along led by Alice at the piano,
it was time for the star of the show- Claude the Hypnotist!
Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience
into a trance. "Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time." said Claude.The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew from his waistcoat pocket; a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain.
"I want you to keep your eyes on this watch" said Claude, holding the watch high for all to see."It is a very special and valuable watch that has been in my family for six generations" said Claude.
He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting:
"Watch the watch --- Watch the watch ----Watch the watch"
The audience became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth. The lights were twinkling as they were reflected from its gleaming surfaces.A hundred and fifty pairs of eyes followed the movements of the gently swaying watch.They were hypnotized.
And then, suddenly, the chain broke!!!
The beautiful watch fell to the stage and burst apart on impact"
"SHIT" said Claude.
It took them three days to clean the Senior Citizens ' Center and Claude was never invited there again.
Hiya does any one know of slimming clubs in la marina.
A few ladies from La Marina go to Benijofar at 2pm on Tuesdays. There's a meeting in a dance studio in the square on the right, by the cobbles.
There was recently a slimming club in the Final Whistle in Consum Square. I believe it was held every Tuesday at 2pm.
The diet is similar to the old Slimming World one, ie Red and Green days, if you are familiar with that.
Are there any walking groups or clubs in the Jaen/Martos area?
I've recently bought a house in Martos and want to explore the beautiful scenery, meet some people, get fitter and improve my Spanish.
All/any suggestions welcomed.
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