Also had internet broadband connectivity installed, with a wireless router. We havent got a phone line, but if you get yourself a Skype account you can use the internet connection to make phone calls pretty cheaply. I have left a basic Skype phone in the apartment, if you need any help with this let me know.
There is a new Chinese supermarket, located on the island as you enter the estate and it sells a wide range of goods at reasonable prices.
We found another nice Chinese restaurant, if you walk down to the main road (N332) and turn left, past MacDonald's and the Spanish restaurant, then about 5 roads up, turn left (if walking) up las barca and its just up on the L/H side. A meal costs from 4.85 Euros including wine. If you are driving go down past the new warehouse (el corte chino) straight on over the island and again its a few streets along, turn right, past a couple of bars and its on the right.Â I think its called LUJOSO.
Unfortunately the Mercadona supermarket on the estate has now re-located and our closest supermarket is Consum in the Punta Prima shopping mall. Aldi is also just up the road on the N332, and a bit further on is Carrefours.
Nearly everyone has had problems with getting UK TV channels, as the Astra satellite's footprint is very weak in the area and there are a lot of companies re-transmitting the signals and charging for this. Unfortunately most of them apparently were doing this illegally and have either been shut down or made to take channels off air. We lost all our UK TV channels and only had some english news channels, but lots of other channels (spanish, french German etc). We decided that we would bite the bullet and have a large dish installed so that we could pick up the UK Astra channels. (a bit expensive, but we don't have to depend on the signals being re-transmitted) Now we get most of the normal channels you would get off the Sky free to air system. (BBC2 is too weak, and for some reason we cant get channel 5, but everything else is there and plenty to watch)
I just hope the dish doesn't blow off the roof..