First Jiménez GOLF ACADEMY

23 Sep

And 11th win for fortysomething maestro…

THEY PLAYED together in the pro-am before this year’s Open de Andalucía at the Parador course, and two weeks later Pedro Fernández was on Miguel Ángel Jiménez’s bag in the US Masters. Now they have joined forces to set up Jimenez’s first golf academy. […]


19 Sep

Spanish golf title for English star

Laura Davies at the helm

LAURA DAVIES nearly blew it for a second consecutive tournament but the English veteran held on to win the Spanish Women’s Open at Flamingos. It was the 47-year-old’s fourth victory of the 2010 Ladies European Tour season, and 76th career title (including 20 in the US), and set up her up with an excellent opportunity to top the order of merit for an eighth time.


OPERATION Tax Police State

6 Sep

Crocodile Dundee (back) in Los Angeles


MOST OF US have no option of avoiding income taxes. The authorities will either nab us at source (IRPF/PAYE) or, if autónomo (self-employed), we will be required to present a rigorously-monitored folder of documents every three months to report revenue, justify expenses and hand over collected IVA.


The SHOW goes ON

3 Sep

New album from La Orquesta Mondragón

SPAIN’S SHOWMAN extraordinaire, Javier Gurruchaga, is back on centre stage with a new La Orquesta Mondragón album.

El Maquinista de la General is a tribute to trains, cinema, Buster Keaton (The General) and Gurruchaga’s recently deceased railwayman father – in short a magical mystery tour of rock, R&B, blues and jazz… with a Mexican flavour.

The album comprises 17 tracks, performed by La Orquesta Mondragón in collaboration with various Mexican and Cuban artists. […]

SWINGING seniors

3 Sep

Benahavis Masters returns to La Quinta

GOLF AFICIONADOS will be able to enjoy top European Senior Tour action on the Coast this month with the second edition of the Benahavis Senior Masters at La Quinta Golf & Country Club from 15 to 17 October. […]

Universal BEAUTY

25 Aug

Miss Australia third… in that dress!

BRUSHING ASIDE the controversy over her choice of “national dress”, Jesinta Campbell finished third in the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. […]


8 Aug

Michelle Obama… just a “normal” tourist

AFTER SETTLING into her luxurious accommodation at the Villa Padierna hotel, Michelle Obama and her entourage headed to Marbella for a walk around the Old Town and later dinner at a local restaurant on the first evening of a controversial  four-day visit to the Costa del Sol.



7 Aug

Traditional Japanese cuisine in Fuengirola

WHEN RAMÓN MORADA moved to the Costa del Sol in 1973 Japanese cuisine was not so much on the back burner – it had barely set foot in the kitchen. […]

Focusing on the POSITIVE

7 Aug

Soroptimist International meeting in Mijas

ORGANISED AROUND the theme “The Power of Optimism”, the eighth European Meeting and Friendship Days of the Soroptimist International Organisation will be held in Mijas from 15 to 17 October at the Hotel Mijas. […]


19 Jul

When all else fails…

SO YOU’VE set up camp on the beach, the steaks are nicely caramelised on the barbie, the first few beers have gone down nicely and now you would like a glass of wine.

Who forgot the corkscrew!

No problem… as long as someone has a shoe and there’s a vertical wall (or similar structure) nearby.