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Newsletter No 30

August 2017

Dear Friends,
This Year has flown by – August is coming to an end and 2018 is just around the corner.

It Makes Sense.

The Phoenician settlers who found Ibiza in 654BC originally named it Ibozzim, and dedicated the Island to Bes, who is;-
The God of Music and Dance.


Don’t Worry.

At age 20 we worry about what others think of us;
At age 40 we don’t care what they think of us;
At age 60 we realise that they haven’t been thinking of us at all.


Emergency Services Alert.

For those who have “smart phones” there are numerous Apps that you can download on your phone that will enable emergency services i.e. Ambulance, Police and Fire Fighters, to find you quicker if you have an emergency.
The App enables these services to locate your exact position using GPS co-ordinates. Especially useful if you live in the Campo. Look for Apps with SOS or 112 in the title. ( Info from Citizens Advice Spain)

Statue of Christ – Cor de Jesus.

Did you know that there is a Statue of Christ here in Ibiza ?
The memorial statue is to be found on a small knoll north of Ibiza Town on the eastern side of the C731 road, which runs from Ibiza Town to San Antonio. It is just behind the Hiper Centro.

The monument is built of stone and is 23 metres tall. The memorial was completed on the 12th October 1947 and was constructed at the instruction of Antonio Cardona Riera, who was the Bishop of Ibiza from February 1950 to March 1960.
Once you find it, you wonder how you could have missed it.

Just a Wonder-

A row of bottles on my shelf
Caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
Goes to my heart so it won’t stop
A little white one that I take
Goes to my hands so they won’t shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot
Tell me I’m happy when I’m not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
And tells me that I have no pain.
The capsules tell me not to wheeze
Or cough or choke or even sneeze.
The red ones, smallest of them all
Go to my blood so I won’t fall.
The orange ones, very big and bright
Prevent my leg cramps in the night.
Such an array of brilliant pills
Helping to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I’d really like to know…
Is what tells each one where to go!

Information Reminders. for driving traffic information.
Citizens advice bureau Spain:-
UK Gov website –

Age Concern:- general enquiries 971 347641 (09:30-16:30)
Equipment hire 690 691 587
Membership queries 677 630 514


Christmas Lunch:- 05th December, 2017

A date for your diary 05th December, at Can Truy, The price has yet to be confirmed. Reservations will have to be made via Lyn as usual on 971 346094.
(Our thanks go to Art & Rose Thompson for thier assistance)

Friends of Age Concern have been ill and in hospital. We wish them a speedy recovery.

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Barbara Maffin, who along with her husband Harry, have lived on the Island for many & many years.

Also we have to report the death of Mary Cardwell who passed away on the 08th August, who always supported Age Concern.
We send our condolences to both John and Harry.

Dr Bob Smith, husband of the late Glenis, who moved back to the U.K. also passed away in England after a short illness.
Ann Melrose passed away on 10th August at her home in Santa Eulalia, aged 95years.


A Prayer for Senility

God grant me the senility
To forget the people I never liked anyway,
The good fortune to run into the ones I do,
And the eyesight to tell the difference.


Thank you to Tony Curtis for writing this newsletter while I was away enjoying myself on holiday. All I have had to do is send it!

Till next time,



















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