Last night, the closest football team to us, CD El Ejido 2012, gained promotion to La Liga 2 B. This is a set of leagues that are two levels below the highest football league in Spain (La Liga).

They had a 1-1 draw with Real Jaën. Then gained promotion as they finished higher in the league table.

In other local football news. We now know that Almería will be playing Girona in the play-offs for promotion to La Liga. The other play-off is between Zaragoza and Elche. Fingers crossed the Almería does the business.

UPDATED: Wednesday 3 June 2020 - 14:30 Water back on for us a couple of hours ago. With the pressure building slowly. Thanks goodness.

UPDATED: Wednesday 3 June 2020 - 08:30 I understand that most of Almerimar is OK now according to the council. However higher places in town still do not have water. As the pressure has not built back up again enough. So still problems all along Calle Alcor at the moment.


I understand that the water is cut off in the whole of Almerimar today - Tuesday 2 June 2020.

I also understand that the hope is that the issue will be resolved later today.

I have been really busy recently so have not had time to publish much on here. Today, for logistical reasons, I had to drop out of playing Friday golf. So I have found a little spare time to search for stories.

The article here on the Ideal site has some info about future archaeology stuff being orgainsed by the council. For when things return to normal around here.

Read More for a Google translation of the article.

Council Events Ticket Purchase Machine

Earlier this week I was in the tourist/town hall office renewing our empadronamiento. This getting your name on the census of people with property or who live locally. Apparently, you are supposed to renew this every 5 years. You should also renew it in between times iof you change your passport.

While there I spotted the machine in the photo above. It allows you to buy tickets for events organised by the council. It should be good for the concerts at the castle in the summer. Plus things taking place at the theatre in El Ejido.

Earlier today I received the following message from the producer of A Place In The Sun:

"We are looking for an expat who has a motorbike OR an expat who has a boat to come on TV and offer advice tips etc. Filming takes no more than an hour and will be somewhere in the proximity of Adra or thereabouts for A Place in the Sun,"

The filming would take place sometime next week I believe.

If you are interested please get in touch.

UPDATED - the pictures in the Gallery have been given names describing their location.

Earlier today Jacqui and I spent an hour and a half wandering around the centre of town seeing what changes we could spot.

There are 22 photos from the marina and the surrounding area here in the Gallery. They show businesses that are opening, closing and having sales. Have a look at the pictures and post a question on our Facebook page and ask if you want more details of what is going on.

If you are willing to drive a short way there are some interesting events coming up in Adra in the next couple of months.

See the article here on the Euro Weekly News site for details.

Be careful not to park on any yellow lines if you are parking in the marina,

A reader, Derek H, spotted the police handing out parking tickets yesterday. Probably in advance of the Kings parade.

Please note that other people have told me in the recent past that the police are clamping down of parking in the marina.

You have been warned.....

Wind Damage 22 Dec 19

Wind Damage 22 Dec 19

Thanks to a reader Gary S for these photos of some of the damage caused by the wind in the last couple of days.

These photos were taken not far from the beach hotel earlier today.

La Plaza

I was doing all sorts of stuff in the marina and elsewhere this morning. Including visits to 2 banks, a Chinese shop, the great dentist behind the Galley and the doctors.

As you can see, while down there I took a picture of the new frontage of La Plaza. It looks nice.

In addition, I was walking round Darsena 2. There were 3 different companies doing work on the frontage of shops on the east side of the Darsena. It looks like it is slowly changing from being a bit of a wasteland.

out and about 17 december 2019

out and about 17 december 2019

out and about 17 december 2019

You can see a few more photos in the Gallery.

Xmas street decorations 2019

Xmas street decorations 2019

Xmas street decorations 2019

Jacqui and I were walking down to an El Ejido Bowls Club prize giving dinner at Ralph's in the square last night. On the way down I took a few photos of the Xmas decorations.

I received this information from a reader, Sonia L, yesterday

"We own an apartment in Almerimar and I am here at present. Today, Sat 26 Oct at approx 2pm my pushbike was stolen from outside the Mercadona. It was locked with another bike to the cycle rack and the cable lock was chopped!! We spoke to the staff, there is no CCTV! Police matter they said!!"

So be warned there is some bike theft going on at the moment.