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The library is next to
Ramón's fruit stall
The first time I saw a Land Rover Freelander piled high with medical kit and set up as a rapid response vehicle I was impressed. It was in Huntingdon. Someone had obviously thought about a problem and found a solution. It wasn't the carrying capacity of a traditional sized ambulance that was important it was getting there quickly with trained, properly equipped, people.

Now that we live in the centre of Cartagena we have shops, bars, restaurants, museums and offices a stone's throw away. It's brilliant. However some services, like the cinema, big supermarkets and libraries are now further away than they were from our last flat. I checked on the library website to confirm that the nearest branch was, as I suspected, in the Cultural Centre about two kilometres from home but I found that there was a tiny library set up in a stall in the Santa Florentina Market. The market is a five minute walk away.

Now it's not exactly revolutionary but I did think it was pretty innovative for Spain where doing things as they have always been done is almost a phobia.

It was closed though - summer holiday.


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