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6 Home & Property News 12 Latest Tech News

Sony Xperia Tablet Z - the iPad Killer?

16 Easter Bunny - The Spanish Rabbit The Easter Bunny is not nearly as cute as it

looks, concludes John Perry

20 Car News Martin Ward tries the Jaguar F Type Coupe 22 Semana Santa Easter Celebrations Andalusia-style 24 Royal British Legion, Nerja Branch 26 Stay Sharp

Ways to keep your brain in tip top condition


30 April is the Month Keep your finger on the pulse &

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32 Decoration Floral arrangements 34 The Masters Keep faith with the boys from Europe 38 Local News 40 Restaurant Pacomari 42 Horoscope & Name Jumble 44 What’s On


Events and trips organised by local clubs

47 Sudoku 48 The Sisters of the Good Samaritans Nerja 50 Eat Seasonably

Fresh Peas

52 Health News 54 Beautiful, natural smile makeovers

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56 Acupuncture and Medical Laser Clinic

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56 Allergy proof your Day! 58 Local animal charities

News from CAS, APARIV and TAIL.

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Jerusalem, part of the procession that opens Holy Week in Malaga on Palm Sunday. The image of Christ is a work made ​​in 1943 by sculptor Juan Martínez Cerrillo Cordovan.

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Home & Property News Home & Property News Spain ranked third best EU country for property investment

According to a study, Spain ranks as the third most attractive country in Europe for investment in real estate, just behind the United Kingdom and Germany. Almost a fifth (19%) of European investors say they are interested in Spanish properties, compared to a rate of less than 5% just a year ago. Similarly, the report entitled 'European Real Estate Investor Intention 2014', prepared from the opinions collected from 400 European investors, ranks Madrid as the second favourite European city in which to invest in real estate assets, compared with the ninth position the capital occupied the previous year. In addition, the study places Barcelona in the ‘top ten’ of cities for European investors for the first time, while other capitals like Paris or Warsaw dropped down the list. Analysis reveals that, overall, Europe “seems to have regained the favour of investors” which, in their opinion, is demonstrated by the fact that 70% of them chose Western Europe as “the world’s most attractive region for real estate investment”. The report also notes an “increase in investor appetite”. In fact, it indicates that 67% of the European investors consulted expect that their activity in real estate will be greater this year. El Economista reported that 39% of the investors interested in the property sector are interested in office buildings, while, in contrast, interest in commercial assets decreased. The biggest increase was recorded in the so-called alternative real estate assets, such as holidays homes or homes for the elderly.

Foreigners spend 12% more to buy a property than the Spanish. Many experts think that the price of housing has bottomed. Home values have fallen over 40% in the recession. Some international investors and customers see a unique opportunity in Spain. 6 THE MARKET PLACE

Statistics compliled by the Ministry of Development show that in the fourth quarter of 2013, foreigners buy homes that are more expensive than Spanish ones. The average price of homes purchased by foreigners has a cost of 153,000 Euros, compared with 135,500 paid for by Spaniards. In 2013 property has sold the best in tourist areas, in Alicante for example there were 3,400 transactions and in Malaga 1,900 transactions. Barcelona and the Balearics followed with over 1,000 transactions. Non Spanish citizens spent on average 214,300 euros on property in Malaga.

Department for Infrastructure announces a plan to drive the property market The Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Rafael Catala has announced the launch of a plan of cooperation between the government and regional governments to ensure market unity in the property market and urban planning. The objective is to enable operators of housing urban and land planning with lower costs, more efficient and beneficial interests to enable them to operate in a more productive way. The agreement is the result of a meeting at the Sectoral Conference on Housing held by the Department of Infrastructure, attended by directors and representatives from the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces. Catala says once the law is approved it will guarantee market unity and help housing and land planning through the Interdepartmental Working Group.

Spain’s February unemployment registers first drop in 7 years

February is not a stable month with regards to employment behaviour as, throughout the recorded period (which began in 1996), it has decreased on ten occasions (including this year) and has risen on nine others. The decline in February this year is the first since 2007, when that year the number of unemployed people fell by 7,233. In later years, coinciding with the economic crisis, unemployment always rose in February, especially in 2009, when 154,000 more people were registered unemployed.

The sale of homes grows almost 60% in January and prices rebound 9%.

The number of house sales recorded a growth of 59% in January while prices rebounded by 8.9%, according to the General Council of Notaries. This indicates a normalisation of the property market after the end of the fiscal home ownership incentives in early 2013. The number of transactions was 23,368 in January, a 59% increase from the year earlier. Purchases of family homes were up 80%, resale homes rose by 48% while new properties also rose doubling the amount from January 2013. Notaries confirm that the average price per square metre experienced strong growth in January.

Selling a property - now you can use Whats App.

The real estate world has found a new niche market to help reduce costs and open The number of people registered up new sales. Whatsapp is unemployed in Spain at the public used by over 450 million employment services offices fell in people and you can now buy or sell a February by 1,949 persons compared property using the app. with the previous month (-0.04%), The news portal API has developed a its first decline in this month since method that consists of four simple steps 2007, reaching a total of 4.81 million unemployed, the Ministry of Employment to effectively sell homes through the and Social Security confirmed last week. application. Whatsapp offers the opportunity to quickly Specifically, the total volume of and easily submit photos, videos, and unemployed at the end of last month descriptions, and the app provides access reached 4,812,486, after falling by to a very large number of users, which 227,736 people last year (-4.5%). makes it a very powerful home selling tool. Seasonally adjusted unemployment fell Director of Communication & Branding for in February by 55,353 unemployed, its real estate giant Century 21, says “this is a biggest decline in the historical series, mobile marketing tool used for promoting accumulating its seventh consecutive a product by communicating with the client monthly cut which has not occurred, in a non invasive manner”, adding “ the according to the Ministry, since 1999. application allows, for example, to send In parallel, the Social Security system gained an average of 38,694 contributors messages only between 8pm and 11pm, times considered as ‘personal’. The client (+0.24%), its best figure since 2008, can read it, or delete it if he/she wishes.” putting the total number of people in More info: at the end of last month at vender-pisos-por-whatsapp/ (in spanish). 16,212,304.

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Modern, spacious townhouse on a small gated community of only 9 properties. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & WC, large terrace, delightful communal pool and gardens, underground car parking & storage.

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NERJA (Ref: DG1224)

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3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in a central location in La Herradura. Spacious terrace overlooking large communal pool and delightful patio. Easy access with lift and walking distance to bars, shops, restaurants and the beach.

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LA NORIA (Ref: DG1123)

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Detached house with private garden. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and WC, glazed-in terraces, UPVC double glazing, air-conditioning throughout. Communal pool and tennis courts.

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EPC Rating E


Large country villa, modern construction but in a traditional style. Quality finish with many features such as solar panels for hot water and underfloor heating, double glazing in traditional style shuttered windows and a quality fitted kitchen. Underneath there is a completely self-contained guest apartment and storage area. Outside there is a delightful pool area and land planted with fruit trees.

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Price: 599.000 euros

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BURRIANA (Ref: DG1203)

Price: 189.000 euros

Price: 175.000 euros

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Modern three bedroom, three bathroom semidetached villa ideally situated above the Rio Higueron valley on the outskirts of the pretty mountain village of Frigiliana. Outstanding panoramic views along the valley and Natural Park to Nerja and the sea.


D L O S Superb 2 bedroom apartment with excellent access and a private large south facing terrace. Sea views and tropical gardens to enjoy. Good rental potential and in excellent condition.


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Price: 750.000 euros



Top quality, newly constructed detached villa conveniently situated between the Marina and golf course. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, large terraces with sea views, garage and basement with gated entrance on a quiet development but close to the coast, bars, restaurants and shops.

Price: 975.000 euros


BURRIANA (Ref: DG1207)

Price: 215.500 euros

Price: 269.000 euros

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EPC rating D

EPC rating G

Spacious, south-facing, top floor apartment just behind Nerja´s Burriana Beach. 2 generous bedrooms, both en-suite, two large sunny terraces (one rooftop) and private parking space in next building. Within easy walking distance of all amenities.

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Could the Sony Xperia Tablet Z be the iPad Killer? Since their split from Ericsson in 2011 Sony have battled hard to achieve a status they once owned in the mobile arena. Independent Technology Review by Peter McMullan,


013 was a very successful year for Sony. After releasing an array of satisfactory phones using a lot of the alphabet for their names they came across their most successful. The Z phone was followed on by the successful Z1. Sony announced their Xperia tablet Z in January 2013 and released it in May 2013. Still currently priced between £349.99 and £379.99 its main competition lies with the iPad air. At the time of the original press release it was to be the lightest 10 inch tablet around, feeling threatened by a lighter product Apple rushed production for the iPad air. The difference in weight is minimal; the Sony tablet Z weighs 495g, the iPad air weighs 469g compared to the heavier and bulkier iPad 4 weighing a massive 652g.

Could the Sony Xperia Tablet Z be the iPad killer? Underneath the 10.1 inch HD reality display there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5 Ghz processor, with 2GB of ram. There is a 16GB on board storage, which can be expanded via the micro SD slot on the bottom of the tablet. The tablet is splash resistant, which is a nice feature; however it should not to be submerged in water like the Z1. Each port is covered by a removable tab, although these tabs appear to be a bit flimsy. The tablet according to my wife was very rectangular and too big. For a tech addict it gives you perfect widescreen viewing with a minimal letter box.

details then connect to the internet and boom - you are ready to go. The home screen is the familiar Sony setup. This is all customisable. The use of both info bars at the top and bottom is very clever.

The top info bar starting from left to right has the Google search button, and voice search button, this is followed by space for four app shortcuts, set as the camera and chrome I found this really helpful when using the tablet. Following this space you have the number of home screens available, this is expandable up to seven, however I would only use three of these on any device I have. In the top right hand corner you have a The screen, like most tablets is a finshortcut to the home screen customizing gerprint magnet, only really noticeable page; this is also available by pressing when the screen is turned off, these are not seen during use with the bright Sony anywhere on the home screen. Finally there is the shortcut to the apps installed bravia powered screen. on the device. The bottom info bar left Annoyingly enough, the rear of the from right has the soft keys for back, device also suffers from fingerprints. A home screen, and app viewer. rubberised, matt finish somewhat simiStuck in the middle we have a shortcut lar to that on the Nexus 10 and Nexus to the small apps or floating apps. These 7 (2013) covers the back and aside apps enable true multitasking and are from the little hole for the camera and appearing on more and more devices. a subtle Xperia logo you will only see The next soft key is the remote control. greasy paw marks. On the top side of the tablet the infared enables your tablet On the bottom right you have your toolto communicate with your television and bar menu which pops up and is expandable to go to the settings. other remote control devices. On the left hand side is the 3.5mm audio jack, the power on button, the volume rocker and a speaker. On the bottom are the two speakers, the MicroSD card slot and the MicroUSB charge port. On the right hand side is a speaker. Setting up the Sony tablet Z is simple as with all android devices, enter a few 12 THE MARKET PLACE

Multitasking small apps The small apps pre installed include browser, calculator, clip manager, notes, recorder, remote control and timer. They all function over what you are doing, for example if you have shopping to do online on a number of stores, make a note of what you have to buy and leave the note on the screen like a post it. In

the app store there is a number of these small apps, ranging from a mirror app to Facebook status widget.

Camera The 8 mega pixel camera is located at the back top left of the tablet. There are an array of features available. The camera is fantastic when using video calling apps like Skype, the front facing 2 mega pixel camera works really well with poor lighting conditions. There is a slideshow option within the gallery that allows you to show off your photos via various display options accompanied with music if you desire. This turns the tablet into an advanced digital photo frame. The images are of standard quality, they couldn’t replace your digital camera but this is what we have come to expect from a tablet camera. Whether or not you agree on them it seems that manufacturers will put on a camera of mediocre quality just to have one on the tablet. Sony decided to put an 8 mega pixel camera on the back of this tablet. I have experienced worse cameras on a tablet and was surprised at the richness and quality of some of the images and videos captured. Videos shoot at 1080p quality. Browsing on the internet is fantastic, landscape or portrait with chrome pre installed surfing is fast flowing. Also pre installed is the Sony movies app, with a wide selection of movies to buy or rent in standard or high definition. Personally I am a huge fan of Netflix and if there was a streaming option with the Sony movies I would consider continued on page 14

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developed that brings a new Tablet Features dimension to watching tv. One of the biggest let downs is the old Love a program keyboard. There is a generous amount you are watching of space for a comfortable keyboard, hit the ‘love however it’s very basic. No swype button’ and technology as standard and it’s a two this can notify handed operation. friends and Sony pioneered the Walkman and that family about the brand is here in force. The Music player programme you is second to none. Lots of options, are watching. It user friendly and nicely presented. The also combines Walkman app has been around a while info about the and it’s really come on leaps and bounds programme, over the years. Married up with the cast, Twitter accounts. stereo speakers on the device this is a pretty mean media centre. Connectivity Gaming is what this tablet was made for. My son loved playing Minecraft on the 10 inch screen, as he ‘could see more’. All the games I tested on the tablet ran smoothly and it was quick to switch between applications and return to a game with no lag. The types of games we can now find in the play store are steadily getting better. Sony also have their own Playstation store, the content is not that great yet but with the release of the ps4 and the continuous developments being made perhaps tablet gaming will become as popular as main stream consoles and not just a time killer past time. TV Sideview is another app sony have

The remote control aspect of the tablet was the main seller for me, being able to control any device with the tablet was just fantastic. Simply select add device, choose the device type and then the manufacturer. You can then choose a remote type of your liking, add or close buttons. I connected three televisions in my house and my sky box. If your device was not listed, you could programme the tablet to learn the remote control buttons by pointing the remote to the infra red. Sony has worked hard on this flagship tablet, making their tablet a household necessity rather than a novelty gadget. Over the past few weeks of testing the

tablet I found myself using it as a remote for the television, browsing internet, watching films, calling friends on Skype and playing games. I have rarely used my home pc and have now found myself becoming more tablet dependent. Tablets are replacing the home PC and laptops.

Conclusion The Sony Xperia Z tablet is a fantastic device. With the release of android 4.4 Kit Kat in the near future this tablet is proving to be a big contender for the heavy iPad. With Sony's new line up being announced within the coming months the successor of the tablet Z will be one to watch out for. In the mean time if you are fed up with your current tablet or want to treat the family or yourself to a fantastic high spec tablet I would recommend the Xperia Tablet Z.

The 20 most expensive cities on the planet If you thought your rent was a bit steep - spare a thought for resident's of the following cities!

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Buying Price Rent per Gross Rental Country/City US$ per m2 Month ($) Yield 1 Monaco 53,026 10,099 1.90% 2 UK, London 32,745 6,856 2.09% 3 Hong Kong 20,660 6,198 3.00% 4 Singapore 17,709 4,276 2.41% 5 Russia, Moscow 16,509 6,277 3.80% 6 US, New York 15,284 6,553 4.29% 7 Switzerland, Geneva 15,265 4,737 3.10% 8 France, Paris 15,161 5,501 3.63% 9 India, Mumbai 11,604 2,777 2.39% 10 Japan, Tokyo 11,466 6,341 5.53% 11 Israel, Tel Aviv 9,511 3,280 3.45% 12 Sweden, Stockholm 9,439 n.a. n.a. 13 Finland, Helsinki 9,161 3,320 3.62% 14 Italy, Rome 8,355 3,208 3.84% 15 Canada, Toronto 8,288 3,047 3.68% 16 Luxembourg 7,654 2,943 3.85% 17 Australia, Sydney 7,626 3,472 4.55% 18 Taiwan, Taipei 7,112 1,117 1.57% 19 Bermuda 7,056 5,597 4.76% 20 China, Shanghai 6,932 1,841 2.66%


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Easter Bunny - The Spanish Rabbit As spring creeps up on us, baby rabbits appear by the roadside munching on or diving for cover in the spring herbage.


ssociated in the British mind with the “Easter bunny” it is associated, along with the Easter egg as a token of the fertility of spring. The fertility of the rabbit of course is not merely a token. It’s a matter of pure hard fact that rabbits breed like rabbits and a pair are theoretically able to produce over a thousand offspring in a year. They don’t totally overrun the planet because they are food for absolutely anything that eats meat. The bunny is not nearly as cute as it looks. For example it is coprophageous – meaning that it eats its own droppings. Actually there are two types of droppings – the hard little ones you see all over the campo and different soft droppings produced during the night which the rabbit re ingests. By eating its food twice it can make use of very tough foodstuffs like grasses, leaves, buds, tree bark, and roots and thistles. Back yard and commercial rabbit keepers will tell you that rabbits will turn a wide range of green stuff and table scraps into meat, and it’s the double digestive process that makes this possible. Life in the rabbit warren is not a barrel of laughs either. The rabbit is native to Spain and is distributed world-wide only through the activity of man. However it cannot stand the Spanish climate in summer. It cannot breed when the temperature reaches 35 and it drops dead at forty degrees centigrade. This is because it cannot sweat and has poorly developed means of losing body heat. So although it is part of the family of hares that includes the brown and mountain hares of the UK and the jack rabbits and cottontails of the USA , all of whom live in scrapes or nests above ground, the European wild rabbit, because it evolved in Spain, has had to develop a life below ground in the cool earth if it is to survive. It’s Latin name, Oryctolagus cuniculus means ‘a hare-like digger of underground passages’. And it is “crepuscular”, which means that it only lives on the surface of the earth in the half light of dawn or the dusk of the evening. It is in these warrens, housing colonies of rabbits guarded by very territorial bucks, that young rabbits or kits are born in underground nests lined by fur that the doe plucks from her breast. The sexual act between rabbits is less than romantic

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The wild rabbit is a “key species” in Spain, being virtually the sole source of food for the Spanish Lynx and the Imperial Eagle and not very cute. The buck urinates on the doe and then mates with her. The act takes a few seconds and there is no bonding between the male and the female. The breeding season for rabbits lasts three-quarters of the year (not the hot months) and the does don’t have an estrous or ”heat” cycle, so are ready to mate at any time. They don’t have a menstrual cycle either because they are induced ovulators, which means that sexual intercourse stimulates them to ovulate. Immediately after the sex act, another egg is released for fertilization and this accounts for the massive breeding rate in rabbits. Rabbits gestate for only 30 days, and usually have litters of between 4 and 12 babies (kits). Once the babies are born, the doe can mate and get pregnant again the following day. In a balanced ecology the rabbit population would remain stable because there would be enough of the right kind of predators to wipe out almost all of the offspring during their first few weeks of life, but where the rabbit has been injudiciously introduced as in Australia, or the ecology has been otherwise unbalanced for example by the killing of top predators by farmers, a plague of rabbits can result. Perhaps it was the sight of teeming rabbits shaping the coast with their burrowing, that induced the Phoenicians when they continued on page 18

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first encountered Iberia around 500 BC to name the country i-shepan-im, which means the land of rabbits. The Roman name Hispania comes from this Phoenician name, and España, or Spain mutates from this name. So the humble rabbit has given Spain its name, shaped its landscape and is the key predated mammal, supporting at least forty of the higher carnivores of Spain. It is astonishing then to find that populations of Spanish rabbit within the natural range have declined an estimated 95% since 1950, and 80% in Spain since 1975. This is due to disease, habitat loss, and human killing. These numbers are based on estimates from a protected area in Spain, Doñana National Park, and the relative decline elsewhere in the range. The rabbit now almost meets the Red List Criteria for “Vulnerable”. Rabbits were domesticated for food. The Romans simply put a fence around the warren housing a wild colony and periodically flushed them out with dogs and ferrets. Rabbits were brought to the UK by the Romans and then by the Normans who set up artificial warrens for a reliable meat supply through the winter months. Domestication, which alters the physical conformity of the animal is relatively recent, and today the domesticated or farmed rabbit is a very different animal from the wild rabbit, at least when it comes to eating one. Most butchers’ rabbits are farmed. The meat is white and delicate, similar to chicken. The wild rabbit is of unknown age and is almost certain to be tougher with a stronger “gamey” flavour.

An authentic Rabbit Paella... give it a try ! With all rabbit and especially with the wild ones, treat the legs differently from the saddle or body of the beast. Cut off the head and the front and back legs and simmer in a litre of water or half and half water and wine with three crushed cloves of garlic, a chopped up unskinned onion, a rough chopped carrot and a stick of celery. Colour with a little soaked saffron and simmer for about 20 minutes. Then strain, throw away the veg and rabbit head, and shred the flesh from the legs when cool. Keep the stock. You now have an excellent base for a paella – an authentic one, not that coastal muck that’s full of seafood! Fry your rice and mix with the shredded meat. Pour on the boiling stock, stir once, then simmer without stirring. When the rice begins to absorb, push in slices of the rabbit saddle and some chopped asparagus – wild if you can get it. Let the paella cook till the rice is just al dente remembering it continues to cook when you take it off the heat. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and finish with a handful of chopped roast almonds. Flash fry the rabbit’s liver and put it on the top. The delicious flavour of spring!

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aguar do have plenty of heritage and history in the sports car market, with just about everyone in the world knowing about the iconic E-Type, a true classic - but will the F-Type carry on that tradition? We stayed in Barcelona the first night, then took a flight from Barcelona airport to Lleida. The taxi from the terminal took 22 minutes to the runway, and the flight took 18 minutes. We drove the V6 S from Lleida airport to the Motorland Circuit in Aragon, a track used most days of the year for testing and motorcycle racing. It is 3.32 miles long with a 1.05 mile long straight down the back. We drove the V6 S with its 380ps 3.0-litre Supercharged petrol engine that goes from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds around the track and tested its acceleration, braking, handling and cornering, and I have to say the engineers have got it absolutely right. The Coupe feels as solid as a rock and sticks to the road as though it was on rails, it did not move an inch. Down the back straight with full power, foot to the floor it just kept going, and you got to the stage where you dare not look at the speedometer, as you were going so fast with the left-hand corner approaching fairly rapidly. It was a case of both eyes on the tarmac, and braking at the last second to go safely around the tight left corner. The brakes were superb and went from ‘very-fast’ to almost zero in a tiny amount of seconds. It did take a few laps to get it right, and get the confidence to push it to the limit. We then went to another part of the circuit 20 THE MARKET PLACE

to drive the F-Type Coupe R with its 5.0-Litre V8 550ps Supercharged engine around some wet tarmac to test the cars new Torque Vectoring system. It has some very technical details, but in a nutshell the inner wheels are braked on corners to help stability and enhances agility and handling to the limit. I’m not entirely sure how it works, but after driving the Coupe in very wet conditions, and high speed around some tight corners, I do now know that is does work very well. After the circuit it was back in the V6 S and up into the mountains, and some extremely twisty roads that took us high up, with earspopping and some fairly steep drops both sides of the road. The interior is very well finished with some nice touches, and very high quality materials. The seats we had were good for holding you in place around the tight corners but did stick in your back a bit and for normal, everyday driving I would find too uncomfortable. We did try adjusting them, but still were not right for my back, or maybe I am just getting too old for all this sporty stuff! The A-pillars from outside look good, a nice angle, but from the inside they were enormous, with small speakers in them, and large door mirrors, which restrict your view, especially on those mountain roads. But I guess the designers and engineers have to think about rigidity and safety ahead of good all-round vision. The boot is a reasonable size, and with some ‘soft-luggage’ you could get plenty in it. It is a pure two-seater and Jaguar have not tried to squeeze two small child seats in the rear, which helps luggage space and makes the

cabin look and feel like a true sports car. The next morning we got into a Coupe-R and again back into the hills to test the cars handling, engine, and more importantly, its brakes, which all worked exactly as they should. We went to the top of a mountain where the scenery and views were spectacular, almost as spectacular as the car, but getting there was not easy, as the road narrowed, the drops were sheer, and we had tractors and all those Fiat Panda 4X4’s to contend with, and overtake when it was safe. The F-Type has an Active-Exhaust system which can be made louder if you press a button near the gear-shift. But even with it turned off, it is pretty noisy. Going back down the mountain roads it was crackling and popping all the time. And going through the small, sleepy villages we had to go extremely slowly, so as not to wake the locals from their siesta. I can imagine it would be very difficult creeping in and out of home late at night or early morning without annoying the neighbours. The exterior of this car is a masterpiece - so clever, and so in proportion. After driving the V6 S, and the V8 the one I would choose without any hesitation would be the 380ps version. It is around £25,000 cheaper, and offers just as much in terms of looks and design, and still has more than enough power. Jaguar sold 77,000 cars worldwide last year, its best year since 2005. In the next couple of years it will have more new models to add to its range: the ‘Baby-Jag’ the XE and the Large SUV. But despite its success in North America and the UK, Jaguar is still relatively unknown in Europe and breaking into that market with a competitor to the A4, 3-Series and C-Class is not going to be easy for them. The introduction of the ‘Halo’ F-Type will certainly help them to become more recognised. Jaguar expect that the F-Type Convertible will take 40% of global sales, and the Coupe 60%. Prices start from £51,235 for the F-Type Coupe with 340ps (did not drive this car on the Press Launch). The V6 S is £60,235, this model is expected to take 50% of sales, and it's £85,000 for the R-Coupe. Combined MPG and C02 Emissions..? Well, who cares when you're buying a powerful Sports Car……!!! Then back to Lleida airport, and the 22 minute flight back to Barcelona, then the BA flight to Heathrow. A great couple of days, plenty of driving in this very British Sports Coupe…. By Martin Ward.


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A magical time in southern Spain Incense and candles burn, trumpets blare and drums beat, penitents are covered in colourful tunics and conical hoods that march slowly through the night. Life sized statues of Jesus and Mary are carried by many people, rocking as they go, making the several ton structures appear to hover through the air.


his ritual is played out every year at Easter time or Semana Santa as it is called here in Spain. This time of year is extremely poignant for many citizens in Southern Spain as often they have spent all year planning and preparing for the spectacle. Some of the biggest processions are of course held in Seville and Malaga, these date back to medieval times and are organised by brotherhoods or cofradias who have their own colours. But you don't have to travel far to enjoy the atmosphere of Semana Santa; all local towns and villages have their own processions.

The Semana Santa Tradition Each wooden or plaster throne is a depiction of the Passion or a grieving Mary and some are centuries old artistic masterpieces. They are tended to by the cofradias, many of which formed back in the 1500s and 1600s ; some of the thrones from back then are still carried today. Female spectators dress in mourning, wearing black dresses with a lace scarf and headdress, or mantilla held by a comb made of shell. Some associations have started to allow women to march in recent years, but legend has it that women have always marched ; secretly donning the face covering hoods of a penitent or nazareno. Nowadays, many parents enlist their children in the brotherhoods at a very young age because it takes years to move up the ranks and earn a prestigious spot in a procession, such as the coveted position of carrying a great cross at the head. Most processions are at night, and the Nazarenos carry long candles to light the way on the procession, an arduous journey that can take over 12 hours. Some walk barefoot or even with shackles. In some of the biggest processions, a group of Roman soldiers follows. The Nazarenos are followed by altar boys, some carrying incense. Then comes the main attraction, the thrones or floats which are decorated with flowers and candles. They are very heavy and are carried by costaleros, named for the sackcloth they wear. Anywhere from two dozen to several dozen costaleros will carry the throne, and will set it down and raise it back up again periodically (their toil can draw applause from


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Holy Mary or Maria Santisima is the work of sculpter Don Juan Navas Parejo in 1950 and is part of the Velez Malaga processions Semana Santa in Southern Spain means pasos (floats or thrones) and processions, but there’s also special treats that are associated with the week. Comparable to Cadbury Eggs and chocolate bunnies, torrijas are small slices of bread soaked in sugar, egg, and either milk, honey, syrup, or wine. After being fried in olive oil, torrijas make for a sweet indulgence during Semana Santa, and they won’t be hard to find because almost every bakery and confectionary shop has their own version of the torrija. The activities during Holy Week in Southern Spain really are some of the best in the world, so make the most of being in this part of the world and join in the festivities and celebrations.

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shown raised homocysteine levels increase your risk of cognitive decline and dementia. This appears to arise from damage to cells, cell death and disruption of the brain's blood supply. Studies have shown that supplementing with B vitamins in people with high homocysteine led to a reduction in brain shrinkage and mental decline. Homocysteine can be measured in the blood. Normally a fasting blood test is recommended. This can be undertaken via a nutritionist or GP or you can order a home test kit from various internet sites. Alzheimers disease risk roughly doubles if your homocysteine score is over 14. The average score is around nine with under seven being considered optimal.

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world health day World Health Day is celebrated annually on the 7th April. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority area of concern. This year that is Small Creatures, Big Threat - to raise awareness of bugs, ticks and mosquitoes that carry disease and put our health at risk. It's very important that we know the diseases they can cause and how to protect ourselves. Get out and Visit

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We Sneakers is an exhibition of more than 300 artist-designed shoes. The artists are graffiti artists, illustrators and designers from all over the Iberian Peninsula. With their art, they have transformed regular footwear into works of art. We Sneakers has been on tour since 2005, stopping at Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastián, Valencia, Lisbon, Faro, Tenerife and many other cities. See it until the 10th April at the Convento de las Claras in Velez Malaga.

mujeres y paredes 12 never-seenbefore paintings by Paco Sanguino: large-scale canvases with everyday scenes comparing the textures of women’s skin to walls found in city landscapes. At the CAC Malaga until 7th May 2014.

Autism awareness day Those with autism can find the world strange and confusing So 'light up' the world and this condition this April

...World Autism Awareness Day 2nd April 2014 A really simple way of getting involved is to become a fan of the World Autism Awareness Day facebook page. You can post your events on this page if you decide to get involved.

Get out and Visit On the last Sunday of April, Canillas de Aceituno holds one of it's best known events: Black Pudding Day. Black pudding is a very popular food. It has a peculiar taste, mainly due to seasoning. Thousands of people come to town on this day gathering next to the Town Hall and the church to get their helpings. More than 300 kilos of black pudding (with onion) are served on this occasion, and washed down with local wines. A live orchestra show can be enjoyed on the day.

aloha mental arithmetic tournament On 26th April, Torremolinos is playing host to the 2nd ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Málaga Provincial Tournament. The event is meant to show the effectiveness of the ALOHA method, by virtue of which children can perform as many as 70 calculations in five minutes with just an abacus.

holy week in malaga Holy Week is one of the most important religious and cultural events on the Costa del Sol. Designated as a Fiesta of International Tourist Interest, it begins with the processions on Palm Sunday and ends one week later, on Easter Sunday. For a whole week, people take to the streets to be wrapped by the festive atmosphere and watch the processions, with their penitents and incense aromas. Magnificent floats and religious sculptures go down the streets in the Historic District, as the crowds look at them in awe. Get out and Visit

Exhibition by dadi dreucol For the first time in his career, Málaga-born artist Dadi Dreucol is showing his works of art in a museum. They are all connected by a visible tie: a half-naked, bearded, bald man introducing the scene. Dentro is the name of the installation Dadi Dreucol designed for his exhibition at CAC Málaga: ‘Designed for this venue and no other.’ see it until the 11th May. Having done street art in several European cities, Dadi Dreucol considers streets as a living organism. He likes to experiment with the environment, telling stories with his characters while leaving room for interpretation.

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here are many reasons we buy flowers: from treating ourselves to weekend pick-me-ups, to creating a gorgeous table-decoration or to welcome a guest. And now that we are hitting better weather, we’re craving greenery in our homes even more. For most of us, our choice of floral arrangement is limited to what’s being sold at our local market, or the kind that our mother always liked. Although that will do for many situations, sometimes it’s necessary to get out of our floral rut. With so many types of flowers and arrangements the

Sometimes it's best to tone it down Wild Flowers are the most attractive choice when you want to keep it casual.


possibilities are endless, but the key is to think of how they interact with the design of your space. Be creative with which ones you choose, consider something unexpected. Is your space made up of earth tones? An arrangement made up of poppies will create an impactful punch. I am a big fan of wild flowers for giving off an uncontrived yet fresh feel. Spend some extra time thinking about what would look best and head to your local florist, or even better head up into the campo and gather your own, especially in April when all the lovely spring wild flowers are in full bloom.

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Keep faith with the boys from Europe History doesn't lie - Golf's fist major of the year, The Masters at Augusta National, has traditionally yielded rich pickings for the home boys. But with World number one Tiger Woods struggling with a back injury and American players occupying just four of the current world top ten spots, there's never been a better time for a foreign raider to spoil the party. Of course world number three Henrik Stenson along with major winners Rory McIlroy and Graham MacDowell spring instantly to mind. But we aren't talking about the obvious candidates here. Market Place looks at the chances of five less-fancied Europeans who have the ability to upset the Star-Spangled applecart...


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It's 23 years since diminutive Welshman Ian Woosnam pulled on the famous green jacket and fellow countryman Donaldson will be hoping to follow suit. It took him 255 attempts before finally winning his first European Tour event (the Irish Open in July 2012), fortunately he didn't have to wait so long for his second victory, winning the Abu Dhabi Championship in January 2013. Donaldson has only ever played at Augusta once, missing the cut last year, but don't be put off - the current Race to Dubai leader has already had a second place on the PGA Tour this year in last month's cadillac Championship and there's likely more to come.














A timely return to form at the Arnold Palmer Invitational saw him tied for 20th place, despite a quadruple bogey 8 in his final round, which otherwise could have seen him finish in the top 5. Augusta National has always brought the best out in Poulter, a fact rubber stamped by two top ten finishes in the last four years. The world number 19 has always been a big occasion golfer - his enviable Ryder Cup record bears testimony to that - and maybe it's time for the man from Hitchin to add that all elusive Major to his list of achievements.




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The last time we saw a debonair Frenchman in contention for a Major he ended up with wet feet and a red face after throwing away his chances in Carnoustie's Barry Burn. But this 23 year old from Cannes has no plans to follow Jean Van de Velde into the history books as a loser. He only turned pro in 2010 and since capturing his first professional win at the Turkish Airlines Open in November, he followed up with a masterful performance at the World Matchplay Championships in February, finishing second to Jason Day, and earning a special temporary membership to the PGA Tour in the process. Ice cool Dubuisson looks to have no problem playing under pressure and will surely relish his first trip to Augusta. 34 THE MARKET PLACE

One of the coolest sportsmen on the planet, and championing the cause of middle-aged blokes with beer bellies everywhere! The 50 year old wine and cigar afficionado from Malaga is currently enjoying some of the best form of his long career. With two top 20's in his last 3 PGA Tour starts, Jimenez will be hoping to strike a blow for the oldies at Augusta, and it would come as no great surprise if he upset the form book to become the oldest ever Masters winner - a record currently held by Jack Nicklaus when he triumphed in 1986 at the ripe old age of 46 years 82 days. Never a long hitter of the golf ball Miguel is able to pick his way round a tight golf course with a combination of accuracy from the tee box and superb fairway wood/long iron play. Solid record at Augusta, making the weekend in 11 of his 14 starts here - including three top tens.




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He's probably the most obvious candidate on our list but let's not forget that Luke has never won a Major, and just two years ago he was World Number One before a mediocre run of form saw him tumble down the world rankings. But recent weeks have seen a return to form for the 36 year old from Hemel Hempstead, especially in the putting department. Not a big hitter, Luke relies on his enviable short game and that will stand him in great stead around Augusta's slick greens. With two top ten finishes in his last three outings, Luke could be hitting peak form at the right time.

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had circulated its members and, with almost everyone agreeing to renew, had moved to its new location. All 90 members are now registered with the Verano Azul Club, with play remaining on its original days - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. However Buena Vista has decided to hold its future competitions on Friday mornings to avoid congestion.

Residents Day 2014, general information. On Thursday 15th March, members of the El Valle Drama Group made a presentation to the Caritas charity in Velez Malaga, a cheque for 300 Euros. Caritas collects and provides food for poor families in and around Velez Malaga. Caritas (charity) Europa brings together 49 Caritas organisations, working in 46 European countries. Together, they focus their activities on poverty, social exclusion and inequality as well as migration and asylum. The money was raised by raffle tickets sold at their last production, “CINDRELLA” at the Trapiche Restaurant in December.

Club Petanca holds its first competition at new venue. Buena Vista Petanca Club held its first competition on Monday 17 March at its new venue in Nerja. The Founders Trophy, a random pairs event, attracted a maximum 28 players and was held at the Verano Azul in Nerja, which the club relocated to earlier in the month. The competition was won by David Abbott and Mike Parsons with three wins and plus 25 points. There was a tie for the runners-up place, requiring in a “sudden death” one end playoff between Reg Firth and Joan Hart and Martin Cook and Jill Parsons, which resulted in a win for Reg and Joan. Buena Vista moved to the Verano Azul following the Junta de Andalucia’s decision to remove the merenderos from the town’s Playazo Playa – one of which, Merendero Pepe Mesa, had been the club’s venue for the past two years or so. The club’s committee, uncertain about when the closures would take effect, decided to make the move at short notice as Verano Azul offered the best facilities and options and as its annual membership was only open until at the end of February. Within a three week period Buena Vista 38 THE MARKET PLACE

The Nerja Town Hall Foreigners Department will celebrate Residents Day on Sunday, April 27th 2014. Residents Day is dedicated to all foreigners, locals and tourists so they may come and have a nice time visiting the stands and enjoying the musical performances. It will take place at the square Plaza de España (behind the Town Hall) from 12:00h to 19:00h. Stands will be open until 17:00h. There will be 38 participating stands with different foreign associations and clubs of Nerja and several Spanish groups related to the foreign community. Also there will be 8 bars serving typical food and drinks from their country. There will be a stage with live music during the day from 12h to 19h. Dancing, singing, musicians, exhibitions will be offered by the different clubs. In case of rain or strong wind, this event will be passed to the following Sunday, 4th May. If any other club or association of Nerja and surroundings would like to participate with a stand in Residents Day, please contact the Nerja Town Hall Foreigners Department at extranjeros@ or phone 952 54 8401. We would like to invite all residents and visitors of Nerja to Residents Day 2014 and we hope that you enjoy the activities we have prepared for you!

Speed Limit Increase and Pedestrain Breath Tests.

registration as it was proving difficult to track owners to pay fines. Under 16's will also have to wear helmets in urban areas but there will be a relaxation in rules for cancer patients that previously had to speak with the traffic authority via their doctor to be able to drive. Police will also be able to fine drivers for offences without having to pull them over, if the rules are confirmed in June. Speed trap detectors are also being banned and if a car has one on the sat nav, the facility must be disabled.

Murex - A new Brew in Velez Two businessmen in Velez Malaga have produced a new beer called Murex which is completely natural and contains no additives. Murex beer has been brewed by adding sugar cane at the primary stage of fermentation, normally this is added at a later stage to colour the beer. The grinding of the malt and bottling is done in a natural way without using gases or additives as most brewers do. Murex are manufactuing the beer at their facility in Torre del Mar; at the moment they are producing 1,000 litres a week for distribution to wine shops, gourmet shops and catering businesses in the province of Malaga. They have a total of 5 varieties of which two are amber beers. There is also a sugar cane variety.

Two new projects in Torrox Two new projects have got the go ahead in the Torrox municipality. The first is the renovation of the Puente de la Rejana which is costing 239,586 euros and will improve communications and access routes north of the town. The second project is the renovation and improvement to the lighting on the promenade at Ferrara Playa. By modernising the lighting it will reduce consumption and save on energy costs.

Burglar caught in Torre del Mar

New road laws are on the way in Spain, assuming they are passed by Spain's Congress. Jay walking pedestrians will, under new regulations, be liable to take a drug or alcohol test. Also there will be new rules to force foreign residents to register their vehicles as well as an increase in the motorway speed limit to 130 kph. Congress have decided to bring out new rules to give deadlines for foreign car

A police investigation was launched after there was a robbery at a house in Torre del Mar where burglars dressed in post office uniforms stole 8,000 Euros. The police were able to identify one of the burglars immediately and sent a police car to his house in Algarrobo in order to arrest him. While the arrest was taking place the police found drugs at his house which were ready to be sold. The man will be sent to prison until his court hearing and will be charged with grevious bodily harm and other crimes against the public.

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Our entrepreneurial family members are: Paco, Mari, Carlos and Francisco (or Fran as his friends call him). Over the years we have looked for opportunities to expand our business, and in June 2011 we opened La BraserĂ­a de Pacomari at Calle Cristo 31, offering quality grilled meats. More recently, in March 2013, we opened an Italian restaurant called Rucula (rocket), opposite La BraserĂ­a, at Calle Cristo 34. We like to think we can offer the most complete gastronomic experience to our customers. You can find more information about our restaurants on our website:

Restaurant & Bar Pacomari Pacomari began 32 years ago, originally opening its doors in 1981 as a small burger and tapas bar, serving sandwiches (our chicken sandwich was the most famous in Nerja!), burgers, pork chops, pinchitos, mushrooms in garlic and cream, etc. Over the years we have become an international family style restaurant, and whether the type of food is MalagueĂąa, Andalusian, Spanish or Mediterranean, we always maintain our unquestionable quality. Now after many years in the field of local hospitality, Restaurant Pacomari is recognized in the town of Nerja as a symbol of quality and a good place to eat. Over the years the restaurant has undergone several major renovations. We started 1981 with just 50m2, today we have about 300m2 of restaurant accommodating up to 170 people. Our courtyard dining area was decorated with a Moorish feel in 2000. Here, visitors can enjoy a good time both for lunch and dinner. There's nothing better than spending a spring or summer evening enjoying the climate in this beautiful town, on our tropical terraces. We offer an extensive menu where you can choose between different dishes: an economy menu (menu del dia), special paellas, not forgetting our tapas menu, also meats and our fresh fish of the day. Among our dishes we would like to recommend the Malaga white garlic soup (a cold almond soup, served with Muscat grapes or sweet melon, to combat the summer heat), shrimp PIL-PIL, fresh fish, quality meats,

Accommodation in town Looking for somewhere to stay? We are also able to offer two studio apartments in the Centre of Nerja: Calle La Gloria No. 6, to rent seasonally, fully furnished and equipped, centrally located just two minutes from the Balcon de Europa and close to the best beaches of Nerja such as Calahonda and El Salon. Both studios are also air-conditioned.

And finally... We would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all who have visited us over the years, helping make it possible for us to continue achieving our goals, which have been formed step by step. Thank you! Paco, Mari, Carlos and Fran.

Dropped your toast? No problem - just pick it up quickly! Food picked up just a few seconds after being dropped is less likely to contain bacteria than if it is left for longer periods of time, according to research carried out at Aston University's School of Life and Health Sciences.

most likely to transfer from laminate or tiled surfaces to moist foods making contact for more than 5 seconds.

The findings suggest there may be some scientific basis to the '5 second rule' the urban myth about it being fine to eat food that has only had contact with the floor for five seconds or less. People have long followed the 5 second rule, but until now it was unclear whether it actually helped.

The Aston team also carried out a survey of the number of people who employ the fivesecond rule. The survey showed that 87% of people surveyed said they would eat food dropped on the floor, or already have done so, 55% of those that would, or have, eaten food dropped on the floor are women and 81% of the women who would eat food from the floor would follow the 5 second rule

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Professor Hilton who conducted the study said: "Our study showed surprisingly that a large majority of people are happy to consume dropped food, with women the most likely to do so. But they are also more likely to follow the 5 second rule, which our research has shown to be much more than an old wives tale."

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Horoscope April Aries

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July 23rd - Aug. 21st


Sept. 24th - Oct. 23rd

Some times it pays to be lazy, and to enjoy having nowhere to go and nothing to do. This is one of those times. Do not move unless you have to this month. You are rapidly approaching a time in which you are going to be so busy and so in demand that you will wish you had a few moments to do your own thing.

The cosmos has sent you a lot of inspiring dreams and ideas lately, but you would not get very far unless you start to take action in life, particularly for this month. Now make time to decide what you really want. Once you know then make a pledge that you would not give up until you have achieved it. Beliefs can be as solid as a rock, especially if you have identified yourself with them for a lifetime. They are responsible for the experiences you have in life both good and bad. The planets this month are encouraging you to change your thinking, especially if it is not working in your favour during these days. Your focus seems to be on your health and wellbeing for the month ahead. One minute you are keen to get into shape ready for life, and the next you have forgotten your goal and are back in cruise control. But if you see the error of your ways you can easily accomplish anything. Be persistent with your goals Libra for this month.

The desire to take a gamble may be stronger than ever in this month. A powerful astrological aspect suggests that it may be hard to resist temptation in your life. The more you think about it, the more appealing it appears to be. Think carefully and act Sagittarius wisely Sagittarius. rd nd Nov. 23 - Dec. 22

Aquarius 21st - Feb. 19th

An intuitive leap of faith may encourage you to take on board an idea that you have been mulling over for the past couple of months. This is not something new. It has been bubbling away in your creative cauldron for some time, and has gradually been developing in strength. You may not go all the way with it for now, but you may feel moved to create a plan of action.


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You need to lay down a few new laws and reassess your boundaries in life. You may get some complaints at first, especially from your family who would not want you to change. But if you persist they will get the message. Issue an ultimatum both in your personal and professional space.

You may have had an experience that prevents you from enjoying some activity or the company of a certain person in life. You might have a phobia, like a fear of heights or a fear of closed spaces. But if you can detach from your old way of being and adopt a new perspective, you may find that what troubled you does so no longer. Your relationships may be the boon or the bane of your life for this month. One minute you feel on top of the world and the next you may be plunged into despair. But despite the ups and downs of this rollercoaster ride, you are secretly enjoying every moment during this month. During this month you have the opportunity to do a thousand things you have never done before. The secret is to follow your heart and do whatever turns you on. Make this a special time by getting involved in any activity that gives you a buzz. Whatever you do just love it! The ideas seem to be flowing thick and fast in your life for this month. But more than this, your imagination is also working overtime. Make sure that your thinking helps you to achieve all your goals, and is bringing you security and comfort. The more upbeat and positive you can be the better the results you can expect for this month. The world is your stage. You have many options open to you, just be willing to seize the opportunity. Do not let your attention wander from one thing to another and lose your focus. You would not achieve much if you do. Instead, try sticking with one idea or plan until you have attained a degree of success. Concentration is the key.


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What is the fastest racket sport (over 200 mph)? Squash U Badminton N Padel F

Answer the questions and ring around the letter. When you have answered all the questions collect the letters & re-arrange to find the name of a well known tv presenter.

3. What does the energiser bunny wear on his feet? Nothing O Flip Flops L Trainers P 4. In 1937 the BBC first televised which sporting event? F.A. Cup Final G Wimbledon D Grand National C 5.

In what year did Glen Campbell have a hit with "It's Only Make Believe"? 1970 A 1972 S 1974 R


Which comedian in 1984 asked 'Allo John Got a New Motor'? Alexie Sayle C Jim Davidson P Rick Mayall E

7. Which is the first organ of the human body to reach full adult size? The ears S The eyes R The Tongue B



Who played 'The Riddler' in 'Batman Forever'? Nicolas Cage M Willem Dafoe J Jim Carrey I


Who won 'Pop Idol' in 2002? Michelle McManus Will Young Garteh Gates


Which member of the Ape family has a name that translates into 'Man of the Woods'? Gorilla E Chimpanzee O Orangutan S


What country do cars with the international registration BS come from? Bahamas A Barbados U Botswana O


In which Bond film did Bond drive a white Lotus underwater? The Spy Who Loved Me H Live and Let Die L You Only Live Twice W













Taste of India Tandoori Restaurante

C/. Carabeo, 51


We specialize in traditional dishes and take great pride in serving authentic Indian food of the finest quality in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. All dishes are cooked with fresh and natural ingredients.

Reserve your table

10% discount on take-away

Open every evening Except Tuesday for Dinner: 1900 till 2300

Tel: 95 252 0043

What's On?

Do you have an event that you would like to add to this page? E-mail Lux Mundi - Torre del Mar Daily Events at the Centre Monday - Half Orange, widows, widowers, and singles Group. Will meet at the centre the 1st Monday of the month at 1pm. Monday & Wednesday Computer know how & Wifi connection available come & learn, bring your own computer, 11am until 1pm. Monday - Prayer Group 11.15am to 11.45am Monday to Thursday Spanish Language Tuition, Beginners & Intermediate. 10.30am to 1pm. Tuesday - Espan-Glish. Language interchange come and have fun speaking Spanish and English with friends. 11am - 1pm Wednesday - Art & Craft, improve your technique. 3pm to 5pm. Thursday - Bible study 12pm - 1pm. Thursday - Espan-Glish. Language interchange come and have fun speaking Spanish and English with friends. 4.30pm-6pm. Friday- Coffee Morning. Refreshments, Boutique,


Bric-a-brac, preserves, books and cards for sale. Library and Tourist Reference Library. 11.00am – 13.00pm. Friday - Spanish Conversation 10-11am Church Services Saturday Catholic Mass 5pm Winter 6pm Summer. Saturday Danish Evangelical Services 11th & 25th January 1pm. Sunday Anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE). 11.00am. Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. Friday 4th April EASTER BAZAAR. Please come and join friends and enjoy a morning at the Ester Bazaar. There will be a Boutique, Bric –a- brac, Preserves, Cards, Books, Cakes, Tombola and more, also refreshment. Time 11.00h to 13.00h. Friday 11th April All daily events in the Centre cease for Easter. Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th The centre is open in the morning only 10am to 1pm. Friday 18th April

Ecumenical Prayer "Hour before the Cross" at the centre. Time 2pm. Monday 21st April All events at the centre restart. Thursday 24th April COACH TRIP TO GIBRALTAR. Why not join Lux Mundi and Visit Gibraltar, a chance to take a Cable Car to the top of the Rock, see the Unique Barbary Apes. Visit the Upper Rock Nature Reserve, where you will find the Historic Tunnels dating from 1779-1783 and St. Michael´s Cave both of these have guided tours. In the town can be seen the Gibraltar Museum, Government House and in the Southern area are key historical sites. An excellent way of taking a tour is by hiring a taxi, whose drivers are very knowledgeable and will explain the interesting, historical life of the Rock. It is also an opportunity to purchase Duty Free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons Super Market. Departure times Algarrobo 6.45am, Caleta 6.50am and Torre Del Mar Bus Station 7.00am, Fuengirola, Feria Ground 8.00am and Bull Ring 8.10am. PASSPORTS REQUIRED. All proceeds to fund raising. Tuesday & Wednesday 29th & 30th April COACH EXCURSION TO MERIDA. Please come and join friends and enjoy an overnight excursion to Merida, the best preserved Roman city in Spain, which is also a World Heritage site. On the first day there will be a stop for breakfast, which is not included, after which you will visit the town of Almendralejo, where you will enjoy a visit to the Bodegas Martines Payva, where there will be a chance to taste their excellent wines and have lunch, which is included in the price. After lunch the coach will depart for Merida where you will

stay at the 4 star Hotel Velda, where dinner is included in the price. The second day, after breakfast there will be a guided tour of the city, after which there will be free time for lunch. The coach will then return to Torre del Mar arriving at approximately 20.00h. Ticket price per person 150 Euros double room and 175 Euros single room. A deposit of 50 Euros per person will secure a booking. Departure Times Algarrobo (Lidle) 6.45am, Caleta 6.50am, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 7.00am, Viñuela (Football pitch) 7.30am. All proceeds to fund raising. Contact: Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail:

El Valle Association Friday & Saturday 30th & 31st May The first production for “2014” from the Drama Group, will be on 30th and 31st May and will be an evening of Comedy, Murder, and Mystery in “Murder at Checkmate Manor”. Tickets will be on sale from the 1st April. Contact: Please contact Alan Braisher on 952 510 988. Also check us out on the Drama Groups website at www.elvalledramagroup.

Coral Coraxalia Rehearsals Thursdays Do you like singing? We are inviting new male and female singers to become members of the local choir, Coral CoraXalia. Good atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances, social events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals on Thursdays 17.30 - 20.00 in Vinuela village, Casa de Cultura. Plenty of free parking. Come and join us! Contact: For more information, call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish continued on page 46

Bakers Bar Restaurant

food for the entire family!



Bakers Bar Bakers Bar Bakers Bar Bakers Bar HOmemade HOmemade y Steak Night a d n u S t Special FISH ´N´ CHIPS CURRY NIGHT Restaurant

Every Monday




Every Friday

Every Wednesday





from 1, 2 or 3 courses

Reserve a table for 4 people or more and receive complimentary bottle of house wine with your Sunday Roast (Booking advisable) BURRIANA BEACH • NERJA • Tel.: 95 252 6880

The Rooters

Petanque near Park Verano Azul Municipal Courts local cost 1 Euro. Contact: contact us at clubinternacionaldenerja@ or phone 952521858.

CAS The Rooters (ex Acoustic Roots) are Tom Robinson on sax and clarinet, Rod Jones on keyboards and Mitch France on various instruments and vocals: Sunday 6th April The Rooters at the Axarquia Racing Club, Torrox Costa. Tel : 654715382 Saturday 12th April The Rooters at Restaurante Maria at the Hotel Balcon. Tel : 952553662. Tuesday 15th April The Rooters Private Party at Sayalonga Thursday 24th April Alberdini Sessions. All welcome to come and join in at the Bar Restaurante Alberdini Competa. Tel : 952553512. Friday 2nd May The Rooters at Restaurante Maria at the Hotel Balcon. Tel : 952553662.

Tuesday 8th April Quiz night at Lews Fish & Chips, calle El Faro, Torrox Costa. Quiz with Laura starts 7.30pm. Entrance fee of 8 euros includes a supper of fish & chips or pie & chips, with 3 euros and raffle procceds to CAS. Book with Christine on 644 645 877 or directly with Lew’s.. Friday 11th April Quiz Night at Punta Lara Bar, Nerja. Quiz with Dave Jamieson starts 8.00pm. Entrance fee of three euros and raffle proceeds go to CAS. Food and drink available. Booking essential with Mark on 635 369 673 Excursions Full details from Sean Brown on 958 640 948 or email Please mention CAS when booking. Contact: Unless indicated otherwise, telephone the CAS office on 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm).

Club Internacional de Frigiliana Camera Club Interested in Nerja Friday 4th April Granada Day Trip, 15 Euros members, 20 Euros non members Thursday 10th April Gibraltar Trip, 10 Euros members, 15 Euros non members Tuesday 22nd April Quiz includes nibbles (Chicken & Chips + 5 Euros) 3 Euros members, 5 Euros non members. Thursday & Friday 8th & 9th May Overnight trip to Cordoba (Festival of the Patios) Includes Breakfast & Dinner and English speaking guide to the patios. Price : 99 Euros members, 109 Euros non members based on 2 people sharing. The photography club in conjunction with Frigiliana Camera Club @ CID Nerja is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5.30pm, costs apply. Art lessons with Danny every Wednesday from 12.45pm costs apply. Many members meet for 46 THE MARKET PLACE

Photography? Then give our club a try all types of cameras and levels of expertise welcome. Please also check out our Exhibition at the Centro Cultural. Calle Casa Del Apero, C/Cuesta Del Apero. Frigiliana. March 31st to April 25th. We also have a base in Nerja at Club Internacional De Nerja. Calle San Juan 42 Nerja. Meetings are every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month from 5.30pm. Check out our website, facebook page & email for details of each meeting. Contact : Visit: www., Email: frigilianacamclub@, FACEBOOK: FrigilianaCameraClub

The Phoenix Club Friday 2nd May The Phoenix Club are off on

their monthly shopping trip to Gibraltar on the 2nd May. Departing from Algarrobo Lidl at 08.30 am and passports are essential. Due to visa restrictions on entering Gibraltar, please advise if you are a non EU citizen when you book. The price? 10 euros pp + 1 euro gratuity for the driver (the cheapest in the area) Children under 12 can join us for 1/2 price. Early booking is recommended as seat numbers are allocated on a first come, first served basis. 23rd & 24th May Overnight trip to the ancient town of Guadix. We shall be overnight at the 4* Hotel Palacio Onate on a 1/2 board basis and included in the price is your coach fare, travel insurance, entrance to the Museum & Cathedral and a seat on the tourist train that takes you on a guided tour and lasts for about an hour. Some info on Guadix Inland in the province of Granada is Guadix, considered one of the oldest human settlements in Spain. Its old town brings together an important heritage

of monuments, with the medieval Arab Citadel, the Cathedral and various Mudejar-style buildings outstanding, although the most characteristic thing in the city are its districts with original cave dwellings. Yet it was under the Arab reign when the area really came into fruition, being a natural pass from the coast to the city of Granada, it rose to an important trading station protected by its hilltop Moorish fortress, the Alcazaba of Guadix. Now well past its glory days this Arab citadel presides over the town providing a spectacular view of the Barrio de las Cuevas, the cave quarter and main tourist attraction of Guadix. The Cathedral, built in the 16th century under the reign of the new Catholic Monarchs, makes an intriguing sight with its impressive minaret manifested as the church tower. The price? 95 euro pp based on 2 sharing a double room. Contact: Gail on 951067723, email phoenixsocialclub@ or catch us on the web at www.'

Of Puente don Manuel - Near Lake Vinuela, Next to the Ferreteria, at the end of the Parade of shops at the Cruz de Periana.

THE British Store and More where you are Number ONE, NOT one of a Number.


EASTER · EASTER · EASTER · EASTER Eggciting news at Arkwrights! We have shelled out on an egg load of Eggtremely interesting egghibits, including the newly advertised egg n spoon, Eggcetera eggcetera eggcetera...

At cracking prices it’s no yoke! What good is a place in the Sun, without a Hot Cross Bun (in store now). JUST ARRIVED QUORN MINCE, PIECES, SAUSAGES & LINDA McCARTNEY SAUSAGES Remember a Turkey is not just for Christmas, and you will not get stuffed with our Poultry Prices! We Have Eggs Galore; Easter Cards; and offers arriving weekly. Don’t forget you only have until the end of July to join our Christmas club. Our Loyalty Cards are still valid. Tel. 952 519 780 / 659 375 603. Open 7 days a week Mon-Sat. 9am-7:30pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Arkwrights Puente don Manuel Supermarket ·

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The Sisters of the Good Samaritans Nerja Founded by Mother Irene in 1978 (known as the Mother Teresa of Chile although born in Leon, Spain), this congregation of nuns, originally from Chile, have been carrying out their work for over thirty five years. Inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan, they provide complex and long term care, assisted / supportive living and other specialized health care services for the elderly and the physically and mentally challenged, regardless of race or religious belief. • • • •

Fortunately for the local area, five of the sisters left Chile for our small town of Nerja several years ago, and have been making home visits in our area since 1993. They have always been committed to providing a quality of care and support enabling the elderly, physically and mentally challenged to experience an optimum quality of life, and almost two years ago with the help of several local authorities (the Town Hall, the Nerja Caves and other donations) they have managed to open the Good Samaritans Residence in Nerja.

The residence welcomes all clients from the age of sixty-five, and treats everyone with honour and respect, offering them the care and support they need. Care programs and services are provided in a wide range of environments, including: • Alzheimer/Dementia Care Programs • Assisted/Supportive Living 48 THE MARKET PLACE

Community Short- Stay /Respite Programs Complex/Long Term Care Day Programs Young Adult Programs for persons with Physical Disabilities

Day Centre providing temporary care, and a hairdresser comes every Sunday to keep the residents looking smart. A visiting doctor comes once a week, not to mention the other daily staff including Physio, Phsychologist and the fifteen members of staff that keep the place to the most impeccable, hygenic standard.

The Good Samaritan Society strives to provide a quality of care and support that will enable the elderly and the physically and mentally challenged to experience the best quality of life possible. Security, independence and a sense of belonging are enjoyed by residents at Good Samaritan facilities.

The nuns and various staff also teach groups from The Escuela de Taller and hope that more of the young generation will train here in future. They have visits from local schools and are always welcome to volunteers adding to integration with local life and getting families involved.

When the Residence was completed, a dream was finally fulfilled and now the Good Samaritans have the perfect place to help make people's lives better, the facilities providing them with better care than they would receive at home. This facility allows residents much more attention, dignity and peace during their time of suffering. The building is nestled on the Rio Chillar at the top of Nerja. Consisting of several floors, (including the residence for the nuns) it hosts several modern facilities and a terrace with a wonderful view of the river and mountains. There is a

If you would like to know more, or get involved in any way please visit them at Calle Bouganvilla 19, Urb Almijara III, Nerja. Tel: 95 252 7264.


L essence ´

Air Conditioned

La Galería


Extensive International Menu


Hours: Lunch 12.30 - 15.30 Evenings 19.00 (Closed Monday).


Burriana Beach, Nerja (opposite Ayo's). Tel: 95 252 52 20


Menu del Dia €9 · Roast Menu €11

Mediterranean & International Cuisine


Roast Pork & crackling Gammon & pineapple Roast Turkey & cranberry sauce Roast Beef & Yorkshire pudding Roast New Zealand Lamb & mint sauce Roast Pork, Beef or Lamb

Reservations: 608 835 139 C/ Huertos 74, Nerja. Map Spot


Centurión Cafe · Snack Bar

he t” e t o ea r he o t “W ls g a loc Nerja Map Spot 14

Sandwiches · Snacks Fish · Salads

Coffee E1.00 Coffee & Toast E2.00 Coffee & Cake E3.50

Open every day from 8.30 til 22.00. Balcon de Europa, Nerja (Near Sabadell Bank). Tel: 95 252 3014.

Bavarian Restaurant

Ristorante Italiano

Homemade Bavarian food using the freshest ingredients and quality products. Angus Steaks, Ribs, Apple Strudel all served in a fantastic atmosphere!

· Beautiful Terrace · Friendly Service · Pizza Oven · Coffees · Ice Cream · Snacks

Open from 6pm (closed sundays).

Open 10am - 4pm (closed sundays)

Pasaje Dr. Fleming, C/Malaga, Nerja (map spot 45) Tel: 680 933 357

C/Chaparil 6, Nerja (map spot 44) Tel: 680 933 357



Fresh Peas

Zesty colour? Cute roundness? Natural sweetness? Yes, peas!


cup of them contains more protein than an entire egg, too.

Their fibre, mostly insoluble, aids intestinal motility and may help lower cholesterol. Of the myriad nutrients peas provide, iron is particularly important since it's hard to find non-animal foods with much of this blood-building nutrient.

Nutritional Data Peas 1/2 cup of fresh podded peas

• • • • •

Sugar snap peas and other ediblepodded peas don't contain the same amount of protein or nutrients green peas do. But they are rich in iron and vitamin C, which help maintain your immune system. Peas have lutein, the carotenoid with a proven record of helping to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Calories : 67 kcal Fat : 0 g Carbohydrates : 13 mg Protein: 4 g

Minted Pea Soup

Fibre: 4 g

Ingredients: • 25g butter • 1 onion, finely chopped • 375g lettuce leaves, chopped

• 1 tbsp plain flour • 500g peas, podded • 1.2 litres vegatable or chicken stock

• 1 tsp caster sugar • 2 large mint sprigs • salt and pepper • 3 tbsp creme fraiche

Step by Step 1.

Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook gently until soft. Add the lettuce and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring. Stir in the flour and cook for a further 2 minutes.

2. Add the peas, stock, sugar and mint, then bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, until soft. Remove the mint and discard. 3. Transfer the soup to a food processor and purée until smooth. Rinse out the pan. Return the smooth soup to the pan, reheat, check the seasoning and stir in the crème fraiche.. 50 THE MARKET PLACE


Family Run Business for 3 Generations Since 1954

open 7 days a week

our quality now with better prices


Inside dining


From 1st October to 31st May



* Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays


El Chambao de Joaquín and La Herradura Bay

"El Chambao de Joaquín" is situated on the bay of La Herradura, 7 minutes from Nerja and 5 minutes from Almuñecar. This popular restaurant offers Spanish cuisine with an international flair and all complimented by classical Andalusian touches. Recommended by the Spanish Tourist Board. People of all nationalities return to us, time after time. Some of Spain's most well known singers and politicians have dined here, also the Spanish Royal Family. Our food, prepared to order, uses only the freshest ingredients Paella cooked over a wood fire and finest quality olive oil.

sardines on skewers

Every day fresh fish, gilthead bream, halibut, turbot, grouper, mixed fried fish from the Mediterranean, special Moorish kebabs, seafood, gazpacho andaluz, tropical salads, gambas pil-pil, paella, special home made anchovies in vinegar and one of the best bodegas in Spain. Exquisite Barbecued Meat: Baby lamb chops, Sirloin Steak, Entrecôte Steak, Ox Fillet Steak, Young Bull Steak, Pasta, Lasagna & Spaghetti. Try our mussels à la marinera, fresh clams in garlic, seafood soup, our local lamb chops. Top quality food and service at reasonable prices, to bring you a first class dining experience.

Monkfish Skewer with Shrimp & Lobster


Huge Selection of Seafood and Fresh Mediterranean Fish - Lobsters, Langoustines, etc

We are available for Weddings, Birthdays & Special Occasions. Saturday, Sunday, During The Holidays & Summer every day - Special Giant Paella Cooked On Firewood • SARDINES ON SKEWERS • MIGAS • OCTOPUS ON BBQ • Variety of Spanish homemade sausages • MEATS & FISH On THE BBQ throughout the summer (Lunchtime & evening)

58th Anniversary Celebration

Terrace with beautiful views of La Herradura bay

Home-made bread

Tropical fruit salad

Bring this voucher to enjoy

a free

Bottle of Wine/Brut Cava or a Jug of Sangria/Beer (per two persons)

along with your meal

Playa de la Herradura, Costa Tropical Tel: 958 64 00 44 Granada email: barber

El Chambao de Joaquín

Health news

Health Fact People who have a tough time handling the stress of money woes are twice as likely to develop severe gum disease, a new study finds.

Overcooked meats raise risk of dementia Scientists have known for the better part of the past decade that cooking meats with high heat and grilling or barbequing dramatically increases the risk of developing colon cancer, as the heterocyclic amines that occur with overcooking disrupt normal cellular metabolism during digestion. It should then come as no surprise to health-conscious individuals that these same food preparation methods are now associated with a significant risk for diabetes and dementia, both diseases increasing exponentially with the proliferation of processed foods and poor food preparation standards over the course of decades of life. A team from the Icahn School of Medicine in New York expanded on well documented prior works showing that heat-processed meats contain high levels of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs). These compounds have been associated with the worsening of many degenerative diseases, including diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Scientists know that AGEs are formed when proteins or fats react with sugar in a process that takes place naturally during the normal course of cellular metabolism, though it is greatly exacerbated during the cooking process when high heat methods are utilized. Using a mouse model, researchers in this study were able to show that a diet rich in AGEs affects the chemistry of the brain leading to a build-up of defective beta amyloid protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. The team noted that mice eating a low-AGE diet were able to prevent the production of damaged amyloid.

Q: How can I stop grinding my teeth? Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is often related to stress and anxiety. Finding ways to reduce stress and to relax can help alleviate teeth grinding and create other long-lasting health benefits. Some techniques to help stop teeth grinding include biofeedback, meditation, yoga, deep breathing, exercise, and professional mental health counseling or psychotherapy. Cutting down on stimulants such as tobacco and caffeine may also help. If your teeth grinding is caused by dental problems, your dentist can help you with appropriate treatment, including veneers. Your dentist can also make a custom-fitted mouth guard for you to wear at night to prevent you from grinding or clenching your teeth while you're asleep.

Q: What foods can keep

my skin looking young and healthy ?

Prickly Pear: Discover the Power of an Ancient Superfood Living here in Southern Spain we all have access to a wild superfood known as prickly pear or chumba. It grows in abundance in the campo or countryside. The leaves and fruit of this desert plant can be harvested and consumed to treat a variety of conditions - including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and inflammation. Prickly pear cactus has been used since ancient times as a potent medicine, as well as a daily food source. the plant sterols found in prickly pear act as antioxidants in the system, reducing inflammation and deterring the formation of plaque on blood vessel walls. What's more, the flavonoids present in the cactus minimize free radical load, which lessens the strain on the liver and boosts overall immunity. Since the fruit and leaves of the plant are loaded with non-carbohydrate polysaccharides in the form of pectin, hemicellulose and mucilage, prickly pear soothes and coats the digestive tract, relieving constipation as well as ulcers. 52 THE MARKET PLACE

Forget the creams and potions. Keep your skin looking as young as possible with Italian foods. Lycopene is an antioxidant primarily found in tomatoes that can prevent sun damage. Research also shows that those who eat more olive oil are less likely to have wrinkles. Caprese salad, bruschetta‌ mix tomatoes and olive oil together whenever you can!

Recommended by Michelin Guide

Nerja Map Spot 31

walli Ron

Reservations: 653 689 452 Calle Pintada 23, Nerja email:

Rosi’s Bar Come and get some inspiration from our hair albums

International Cuisine New Pizza Menú

Nerja Map Spot 53

C/ Malaga 16 Nerja. Tel: 673 013 790

Patanegra Restaurante

Nerja 15 Map Spot

Fine International Dining

Monday 10-2pm · Tues to Fri 10-7pm Sat 10-2pm

Reservations:95 252 02 22 Plaza de la Marina-Edif Tomé 1, Nerja

For more information call 952 52 39 66 or come and visit us at Calle Almirante Ferrandiz 10, Nerja ·

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The ‘Salon Selfies’ – Awareness afternoon in support of Cancer Research We’ve all heard of the latest awareness and celebrity following for posting a selfie of yourself make-up free. We wanted to do the same, but better! So, the girls at Beauty by Katie, along with professional photographer Josh Tye at Tye Prints Photography invite you to our fundraising event to be held at Beauty by Katie, Calle Granada 42, Nerja on Wednesday 9th April from 4pm, for Cava & Cakes. We ask for a minimum of

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5E donation on entry and you can have a makeup free selfie taken in private by Josh, or just mingle and enjoy our event with us. We will also have a raffle with prizes, that we ask local businesses to help donate – and all money raised throughout the Cancer Charity here in Spain – Cudeca. afternoon will be donated to our local

Beautiful, natural smile makeovers be able to show you the appearance of your teeth before, during and after treatment.

Ascertaining if Invisalign is right for you With Invisalign we can treat most malocclusions (misalignment), even the most complex cases in both adolescents and adults. Not all dental clinics can offer such treatment as the work should only be carried out by a certified Orthodontist, as in our case, so please make an appointment and we can confirm the possible treatment of Invisalign.


ithin modern orthodontics there are various options for "cosmetic dentistry". For patients who are concerned about their smile, we offer a fantastic system called Invisalign ®, a new system of invisible, removable orthodontics used to align teeth and improve the smile of our patients. It is based on a series of aligners, made to measure, that move the teeth gradually until you reach the desired smile. The main advantage of Invisalign treatment is the fact that the aligners are removable and can be replaced at any time. This way one can eat what and when you want, without restrictions from proper oral cleanliness (brush your teeth without apparatus), and even remove them for special occasions. Another advantage is that by not having wires or brackets no scratches are produced as it is comfortable and painless. In addition, the revisions are less than with conventional braces and appointments are fewer. Using a virtual 3D treatment plan (thanks to ClinCheck ® software) we will


What is the cost of such a treatment with Invisalign? This varies depending on the complexity of each case and the duration of each treatment. Due to the current economic situation our dental clinic have adjusted our prices to ensure that you can straighten your teeth with Invisalign at the best price possible.

DENTAL CLINIC Dra. Nieves Carmona Sierra Medical Dentist

• Surgical Implants • Aesthetic Odontology • Prosthesis • Orthodontics • Endodontics • Orthopantomogram equipment and

Teleradiotherapy for orthodontics and implants Finance available: Up to 12 months Interest Free. English, German, French and Spanish spoken. For appointments please call: 95 252 04 13 C/. Los Huertos 78, Nerja - Map Spot 28

To help us with the busy upcoming wedding season. If you are interested in beauty and make up; whether you have any experience or not, and would like to learn new skills and work with us, please EMAIL us your contact details - - and we will get back to you.


Beauty By Katie

We will be looking for someone to join our team at the salon from April/May until September/October

HOT STONE MASSAGE (1 hour) Normal price 55e

This month 10% OFF - FOR APRIL ONLY 49.50e

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE (25-30 mins) Normal price 20e

This month 10% OFF - FOR APRIL ONLY 18e Enjoy our relaxing massage treatments this month at Beauty by Katie, both aimed to work deeply into your most tense muscles and take you into a floating meditated zone. You will feel deeply relaxed, we guarantee it!

Summer Timetable at the salon from Monday 14th April; Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm, Sat: 10am-2pm

Please visit our website: Find us and like us on Facebook & check regularly for new updates

Please book your appointments in advance to avoid disapPointment Calle Granada 42, Nerja

Tel. 618 412 066 / 673 320 308

Acupuncture and Medical Laser Clinic in Nerja Acupuncturist Anna Lundin has worked with Acupuncture for 22 years, and studied TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) for five years in Sweden. After this she further trained at The Jiangxi University of TCM in Nanchang, China. Medical Laser Therapist Erik Lundin trained for 1 year in Medical Laser Therapy and Tui Na (chinese massage) in Sweden and in Jiangxi University of TCM, Nanchang, China. Erik has worked with Tui Na for 5 years and Medical Laser Therapy for 3 years.


e give advice on which treatment is the best for the patient, and even combine Acupuncture and Medical Laser in some cases.

Acupuncture and Medical Laser Clinic in Nerja Anna Lundin - Acupuncture Erik Lundin - Medical Laser Therapist

Our goal is to treat every patient with honour and respect, and that everyone we treat should be helped and satisfied. We love our work! We have also educated students in Acupuncture of TCM, in Sweden for 10 years. We are planning to offer this in the future in Spain as well. Soon we will offer short courses on Acupressur at home, and help each other with common problems. We will also offer courses on ear acupuncture/ear acupressur. Ear points are very effective. Now that Spring and Summer are on their way, we have started Face Lift acupuncture, which improves the quality of skin!! And Weight Loss Acupuncture! Medical Laser is very effective and we have proven results, especially for problems with knees, shoulders, backs, hips and more issues. Our prices are:

• • • •

60 minutes treatment 40E 30 minutes treatment 25E Weight Loss 50E Face Lift 50E

Seasonal Allergy can be very effectively treated with Acupuncture - come and see how we can help you!

Calle Granada 17, Nerja. Tel: 952 037 164 · Mobile: 691 954 053

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Now that hay fever season is almost upon us, your first instinct might be to pop an antihistamine. It's 10 mm not a bad one: "If you have allergies, one of the best things you can do is start medications early, 31,737 mm even before your symptoms kick in," says Dr. Neeta Ogden, an allergist in New York. But, she adds, it's also crucial to make tweaks to your daily routine to avoid whatever sparks your symptoms. Read on for easy, effective ways to keep sniffles at bay 24/7. Tree and grass pollen - the main causes of spring allergies - can blow into your house if you open your windows even a crack, "especially during the early morning hours, when tree pollen counts are typically the highest," says Dr. Vincent Tubiolo, an Sobre Retícula. allergy, asthma and immunology specialist in California. Stuffy inside? Run the air conditioning, but change your filters before each season to remove pollen, dust and mould. If you're really suffering, invest in an air purifier with a HEPA filter to help suck up lingering allergens. Visit weather sites, watch your local morning news or download the app for your phone. If the count is high, try to stay indoors as much as possible. 56 THE MARKET PLACE

Physiotherapy Rutger Diergaarde · Osteopath Mark Shurey D.O. Acupuncture Yair Sagy · Reflexology Pille Parder (MAR) WE HAVE MOVED (see Nerja Map Spot 19) C/. Antonio Ferrándiz 'Chanquete', Nº16, Edf. Vegamar, Local Bajo Izq., NERJA. email: For Appointments, please call Mon - Fri from 10am til 12pm

Tel./Fax: 95 252 6881 Mobile: 679 15 94 16





Medical practitioner / Internist Geriatric Medicine Dentist & Implant Pediatrician Ortopedic surgery Ear-Nose-Throat specialist Dermatologist Heart and Lung specialist Urologist Gynecologist Surgery Psychotherapy Physiotherapy Laser treatments Ultrasound

Mon to Sun & Holidays: 900 - 1400 Mon to Fri: 1600 - 2100

Medical Examinations/ Assessments for: · Driving Licence · Firearms Licence · Boat Licence · Dog Licence · H.G.V. Licence Digital X-Rays Eye specialist X-ray examination Oxygen Rehabilitation Nutrition Nursing

Open: 09.15 - 13.00 17.15 - 19.00 & by appointment Wednesday closed

Appointments: Tel/Fax: 952 52 61 95, Mobile. 639 286 483 Map Spot 41 C/. Arropiero 5, Nerja - Off C/. Pintada Spanish, English, German & Dutch spoken. Close to big parking.

Available 24 hours!

Dra. Mª Teresa Palomas Cortes

General Practitioner

Block 88 Torrox-Costa

Tel.: 95 253 03 57


Scandinavian Chiropractic Clinic

Diabetes, Ecg Children's Diseases Blood Pressure Control Perfect English and German spoken Opening Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10:00am - 13:00pm & Evenings Only By Appointment

Calle Granada, 18, NERJA 29780 Map Spot 1

Dr. Birgitta Petri-Ansker 12 years experience with own clinic in Stockholm. Member of Swedish Chiropractor Union KFS and Association Española FEDINE.


C/ Angustias nº 28, Nerja, very close to Parking, Hours time: Mon. - Fri. 10.00am-14.00pm, 17.00pm-19.00pm Call for appointment Tel. 95 252 4296

Osteopath Wednesday + Thursday Monday Kenneth Gallichan B.A.D.O. Mark Shurey D.O.


The Physiotherapy Clinic "Fisioterapia Holandesa" C/Antonio Ferrándiz 'Chanquete' N˚16, Edf. Vegamar, Local Bajo Izq., Nerja. Tel. 952 526 881

Moreno Clavero · MEDICAL CENTRE ·

Plaza Rambla del Río Chillar Edif. Zorrilla nº7 · local 3 · NERJA Tel: 952 540 000

Tel: 95 252 49 92

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Therapeutic Yoga, Ayur Yoga, Vinyasa Flow - open Yoga groups on mondays and thursdays - individual classes by appointment call Kiki +34 627 411 358 Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Kinesiology, Psychoanalysis - open consulting every wednesday 10h to 18h any other day with appointment call Guy +34 661 864 987

Avenida Antonio Ferrandis Chanquete No.9, Nerja email: web:


A.P.A.Ri.V. (Association for the Protection of Animals Rincon de la Victoria) DINGO Dingo was rescued after concerns were raised about his welfare. He had lived chained up for what we believe was 3 years. He had trouble walking when he first came to the refuge. He was also a little timid. You'd never know that today. He runs around and mixes well with the other dogs. He's a medium sized dog, with black and brown mixed hair, a sweet face and a gentle disposition. He's castrated and adoption-ready. Can you provide him a good home? For more information call Lola on 657-219-269 or go to our website

C.A.S. (Costa Animal Society) Spain’s first ski rescue dog Sierra Nevada is to become the first Spanish ski station with a rescue dog on its staff. Thor, a Belgian Shepherd, will be able to locate people buried by an avalanche and has been working in the mountains since December getting acclimitised to conditions of cold and snow. Thor’s owner, Ricardo Bonal, has been helped by firefighters from Huesca, who specialize in training dogs in the snow. They say a Belgian sheepdog has the energy, strength and ability to adapt to the conditions, making it capable of withstanding extreme and long hours of searching. The training began when Thor was six months old and takes two years, which means he will be ready for active service by the end of next season. Thor is the first dog at a Spanish ski station dedicated to these rescue efforts, an idea which came from French ski resorts. His presence will add to the security of Sierra Nevada, which is preparing to become more efficient in case of the danger of avalanches.

Barcelona’s new animal protection laws Barcelona plans to oblige dog owners to keep their pets on the leash when out on the city streets. New by-laws will also define how long pets can be left alone, and will make feeding pigeons or stray cats a offence punishable with a fine. The town hall said that the current law states that dog owners can allow their pets loose on the streets as long as they accompany the animal and demonstrate that it is obedient. “The majority of people who have dogs are civilized” said councilor Jordi Martí, “but there is a minority who are uncivilized.” He added that the changes are to “improve coexistence” and “protect animals.” Under the new legislation, dogs cannot be left unattended for more than 12 hours while owners will be prohibited from leaving cats by themselves for more than three days. Other stipulations include prohibiting Barcelona residents from raising animals in their homes with the intention of selling them, and feeding wild animals in public spaces. Only individuals recognized by the local authorities will be able to feed certain animals. Residents will no longer be able to keep pet monkeys or horses within the city limits, according to the new rules. 58 THE MARKET PLACE

Barcelona also wants owners who purchase or adopt a pet to sign a document stating that they have never mistreated an animal. Anyone who fails to tell the truth could be charged with a offence.

Bonnie and Bella Bonnie and Bella are two lovely Pointer female dogs who were adopted from the Costa Animal Society (CAS) by a retired couple about five years ago. They have become like sisters and look quite similar even though they were rescued from different areas of the Costa Del Sol. They had a wonderful life with the couple and enjoyed long walks in the campo but things changed last year when the husband suffered a debilitating stroke and must now walk with a Zimmer frame. However, the couple managed with the wife taking the dogs out for their daily walkies but another fateful blow was dealt last month when the wife died suddenly one afternoon. The husband has had to move back to England with his son and must now re-home these beautiful dogs. Bonnie and Bella are about seven years and have gentle, sweet dispositions. They Bella are both spayed and fully vaccinated and are in good health. Bonnie is a little more outgoing but each enjoys cuddles and get along well with other dogs, cats and children. CAS would love to find a home for Bonnie and Bella together but if good homes become available separately this may be the only option. If you could provide a forever home for one or both of these girls or could even foster them on an interim basis please contact Seacrest Kennels at 95 252 1426.

Can you help CAS? The Costa Animal Society is always in need of more helpers in a number of areas, so if you have spare time to fill, please make contact! In particular, more fundraisers are needed to work with our team, people are required to help with the feeding of the cats at the numerous feeding stations maintained by CAS, and animal lovers who could undertake a monthly airport run are necessary to take animals being re-homed in northern Europe to catch their flights. In addition, fosterers are always required to take short-term care of animals until a permanent home can be found for them. Even if you are only here for few months a year, CAS would appreciate your help. For a no-obligation chat, contact Wendy on 95 203 7095 or Vera on 95 252 9670 for general enquiries. Simone on 619 903 815 can answer queries about airport runs in English or German. And despite the tough times, money is still needed to cope with the continuous flow of abandoned dogs and cats requiring help from the Costa Animal Society. If you could donate a little to help the animals, CAS would be most grateful. Bank : Cajamar Account Name : Costa Animal Society Account Number : 3058 0728 03 2720100283 BIC-Swift Code : CCRIES2A IBAN Code : ES91 3058 0728 0327 2010 0283 Or visit the CAS Charity Shop at calle Dr Ferran 12, Nerja. It’s open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Thank you.

TAIL (Torrox Animal International League) Alongside you have the happy photo of Nena who was rehomed from her foster carer. When a person decides to adopt, having thought carefully about the lifetime of care and love that their actions will bring, having met the requirements of the particular association, it is a joy for us when after a few weeks or sometimes months – or in Nena’s case, a few days – we receive an email, or letter, or posting on facebook, but always a picture showing how absolutely happy and settled is the adopted dog. A lot of volunteers who help Tail, put in hours to try and bring a little happiness and affection into the lives of the dogs in our Refuge. Some had never been homed before, maybe tied up to a tree all day every day, just maybe given stale bread a couple of times a week, and with luck a water bowl. You’ve seen them, haven’t you, when walking in the campo. Others were left to roam free, not realising the grass they were chewing had been sprayed with poison and they would soon die an agonising death, or they possibly hadn’t known that cars could be fatal. Tail always has a good number of dogs that have been nursed and trained a little but who would just adore a loving person to adopt them. They have love to give and share – have you? Please contact Tail on:- 629 501 173 / 672 837 132 follow us on Facebook. Forthcoming events include our Spring Dog Show, as always at Chiringuito El Barco, Peñoncillo Beach Torrox Costa on Saturday 26th April, commencing entries midday, and judging 14.00hrs. The date for our gentle car Treasure Hunt where you have to decode the clues to get to the next point is Saturday 17th May. More info next month.

Boarding Kennels & Cattery - Fully licensed • Different sized kennels • Outdoor playgrounds • 100% premium natural food • Pickup and delivery service • 24H veterinary service

Pet Hotel Tierpension

Boarding Kennels for Dogs & Cats Fully Licenced, Secure individual, Double room kennels and large exercise area. Kurt & Laura invite you to view their premises just 2Km outside Nerja Opening times: 9:30 – 13:30 hrs

We care for your pets the way you would Doggy Day Care to Long Term, Transport & Grooming Tel. 95 252 1426

La Cabaña del Perro English Dog Groomer

Tel: 95 252 89 60 Map spot

Veterinary Clinic


San Fernando We speak English, German & Spanish

C/. Chaparil, Edif. Corona, Local 5, NERJA

Tel: 95 252 18 38 • Mobile: 609 982 941 (24HRS) Mon. - Fri. 1000 - 2000 Sat. 1000 - 1400

Veterinary Clinic

Hunde & Katzenpension Alle Lizenzen vorhanden All income goes towards • Zwinger in drei Grössen rescuing abandoned animals • Spielgärten im Freien • 100% natürliches Futter Sämtliche Einnahmen • Abhol- und Bringdienst werden zugunsten von ausgesetzten Hunden und • 24-h Tierarzt Service Katzen verwendet


We speak some Spanish 1:1 service, Prices from 25€

Almuñecar – La Herradura

603 739 886

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was once a sleepy fishing village but now the town has a population of over 21,000. The Balcón de Europa is a magnificent promenade that was made famous by King Alfonso XII , who’s statue now takes pride of place at the far end. Close by is the 17th century Church of El Salvador, and the beautiful gardens of Capistrano Playa. The town boasts an active Centro de Cultura, and a new attraction is The Fuente de Europa in Verano Azul Park, which is a very impressive monument, made from pieces of stone donated from EU member states. There are many beaches to be found either side and in front of the town, including Burriana with its numerous cafés and restaurants. Here too, you can take advantage of the water sports on offer, including water skiing, scuba diving and sailing. Just outside Nerja on the coast road towards Maro is a very impressive aquaduct which used to supply the local sugar factory, but is now used to carry water to local farms.

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Clubs & Organizations

41 CLUB Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 19:00 in Hotel Al Andaluz in Maro. All former Round tablers are welcome. Please look at ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS English Meetings, Nerja, Centro Giner de los Rio, C/ Diputación 2, Fri: 8:30pm, Sat: noon, Tue: 3pm. Contact: AA Hotline 600 379 110. Almijara Bowls Club Open for play on 4 outdoor rinks 7 days a week at the El Mirador Restaurant, Pago Retama No1, Urb. La Exotica(off the Frigiliana Road), Nerja. Club days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am start. Prospective members welcome. Tel 95 252 4978. Website: BUENA VISTA PETANCA CLUB Plays on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings (starting at 10.30am) at Pepe Mesa Merendero, Playazo Beach, Nerja. Currently it has 85 members, and welcomes newcomers. Anyone interested can contact either club secretary Fred Checkley on 952 030 897 or treasurer and membership secretary Nigel Kind on 952 530 779. CLUB INTERNACIONAL DE NERJA Invites you to visit us at our social club, where member’s have a large lending library, free wifi and a subsidised bar. Calle San Juan 42, Nerja. Opening hours: Tue, Thu & Sat 10.30 to 13.30. Email: Facebook: Tel: 0034 952521858 COSTA ANIMAL SOCIETY Visit our shop at Calle Ferran 12, Nerja. Tel.952 52 36 07. For events/trips Tel. Richard. 952 03 70 95 or 659 458 020. To visit our animals awaiting homes Tel. Wendy 952 03 70 95. COSTA CAMERA CLUB NERJA We are a group sharing an interest in photography and are of mixed ability and experience. We meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 5.30pm in the Salon Social, Capistrano Village. Anyone interested in joining us will be most welcome so come along and see what we do but please either contact us first or check our website as we sometimes travel elsewhere on club days to take pictures. Telephone 645 053 258, email or look at our web site CUDECA CANCER CHARITY, is always in need of quality furniture in good saleable condition, (sofas, beds, bookshelves etc), so if anyone has anything they are able to donate, they should ring Tony on 661 826 654, or Melanie on 638 108 564, who will collect from all over the Axarquía region (ie from Nerja to approx Rincón de la Victoria and upwards from all the villages etc). Cudeca NERJA Support Group to help people who are living with the difficult situation of cancer or other life limiting illnesses or the people who care for them. 2nd Thursday of each month at 11.30 a.m. in the Caritas room at the rear of El Salvador Church on the Balcon de Europa. We also help by telephone 952 564 910 or e-mail: FOTOCLUB NERJA C/ Diputación nº2 (Centro Giner de los Rios) Nerja. Enjoy photography with us! 600204021 GINS Golf International Nerja Society, El Puente, C/Carretera 4, 29780. Nerja. web: contact email: New members welcome, and a pro rata membership fee is available to New Members. GRUPO DE CAMERA CANTILENA Small, early music group. Performing primarily vocal music from medieval to late renaissance Spain and France. Instrumentalists welcome. Wednesday evening rehearsals. Tel 952 520 003. IMLG - Informal Multilingual Group - Meet every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at Numero Seis, Calle Chaparil at 8:30pm. For more information call Janine 952 52 52 17 KING OF HEARTS BRIDGE CLUB Monday, Thursday and Friday at 3pm. Rest Haveli, C/ Cristo 42, Nerja. Tel. 952 52 42 97 LIONS CLUB - NERJA visit us at the NERJA LIONS SUNDAY MARKET, held every Sunday of the year on the market place at Almijara 11, open to the public from 8-00 hrs until 14 -00 hrs. Tel: Elke Lange 693706900 or Margaret Barratt 952526980. Lodge of European Fraternity No 52, Brethren wishing to attend any of the Lodges, should contact Secretary, in the first instance by telephone, on 95 203 7599. Move It To Music! A gentle, informal and fun fitness class held on Saturdays, 11-12 noon, in the winter months from 19 Oct 2013 to 26 April 2014, Time Sport Gym, Avda de Pescia 21, Nerja, 5E. Info: 675 846 217 / Nerja Bridge Club holds Duplicate Bridge sessions for members and visitors on Mondays at 7pm and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 2.30pm. Partners can be arranged by calling Joan on 95 252 0579 or David on 669 620 717. The ‘No-Fear’ sessions for less experienced players, no partner required, take place on Mondays at 2.30pm, call 95 252 4743 for information. The Club meets in its own premises at Avda Castilla Perez, 1 (blue double doors between Cafeteria Royal and Polka Dot Nerja). Further information and results of all sessions can be seen on the Club’s website NERJA Decorative and Fine Arts Society (NADFAS) meets each 2nd Tuesday between October - May at 6.00 pm in the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja. We have 11 lectures per season, 8 by accredited NADFAS lecturers from the UK and 3 usually more locally focused on extra dates. For anyone interested in the Arts in all its forms, you will be most welcome ! For more information look at or tel 633 028 559. NERJA DONKEY SANCTUARY is the Number 1 tourist attraction in Nerja on TripAdvisor. Open every day, including weekends and public holidays: October 1st to April 30th: 10 am - 4 pm; May 1st to September 30th: 10 am - 2 pm and 5 pm - 8 pm. Free admission. You can bring carrots and apples and feed the donkeys by hand. Situated just off the N340 near the Nerja Arch, opposite the Repsol butano gas depot. Detailed directions are on the website. Volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to help out, come in or contact Harriet on 618 467 575 or e-mail Find out more about us at NERJA PHILOSOPHICAL GROUP The next meeting of the Nerja Philosophical Group will take place on Tuesday, April 15, at 11.30 am in the Social Salon in Capistrano Village, Nerja. We shall cover developments in Islamic/ Arab philosophical and political thinking over the last century or so, starting with Khalid Gibram. There will be a summer break in proceedings and we shall reconvene on Tuesday, September 16, (two days before the Scottish Independence vote) to discuss Referenda, Proportional Representation and other possible electoral changes. Further information from Tom Bryson on 620109087 or NERJA SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ALCOHOLICS. Meets every Friday at 7pm at Centro Cultural Giner de los Rios. Calle Diputacion 2, Nerja. For more information 952 516 476 / 663 341 572. NERJA WHIST CLUB Restaurant Avenida, Nerja. Mondays 8.00pm. New members welcome. Call Gwyneth or Gwynfa 95 252 3194. POCAPECUNIA the Charity Shop in Aid of the Love A Child Foundation, Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja, is in urgent need of all kinds of jewelry, including watches and DVD’s. Opening hours Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1.30pm. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, NERJA BRANCH The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro, normally on the third Thursday of every month; also at the Peña Parda Restaurant, La Herradura on the first Friday of every month.


Non-members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For more information and to book for Maro contact Marilyn on 95252 6423. For La Herradura contact Tel: 958828708. For more information on the Nerja Branch contact Dave on Tel 654085811. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING. Tel: 95 252 4477 TALLER DE LA AMISTAD Help for adults with learning disabilities. Open Monday to Friday from 9-5. Urbanizacion Condal s/n. Nerja. Tel. 952 52 88 97. Fax. 952 52 88 72. Mobile. 665 523 146. THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CLUB is a social club OPEN TO ALL NATIONALITIES which spans the area from Almunecar to Torrox and beyond. Activities include tapas runs, monthly excursions, petanque, coffee mornings, dinners and walks. The Club raises funds for Spanish charities and each year makes a significant donation to a local organisation as a way of saying "thank you" to our host nation. Our motto is " If it isn't fun, we don't do it". To join in the fun email: THE LITTLE WEED ALLOTMENT GROUP near La Noria in Nerja, for growing your own vegetables. For more info, call Ted on 693 051 515 or e-mail The NERJA CulturAL centre 95 252 3863 THE NERJA DANCE GROUP Ballroom and Latin dancing. English professional teachers. All welcome-learn or just dance, singles/ couples, beginners/advanced. Tel. 952 52 35 99 The Nerja History Group (NHG) is for anyone interested in Spanish History. We are enthusiatic amateurs who meet every first Friday (unless it is fiesta), to hear a Talk about different aspects of Spanish History. We meet in the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30 am. The following week, we usually have an excursion. It is friendly and informative. Our season runs from October - March. Please email or ring 687 602 057 THE NERJA PLAYERS Meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from October to April in the Bridge Club premises at the top of Avda Castilla Perez (large blue double doors) All are welcome, you don’t have to want to be an actor. For more info: www.nerjaplayers. com For queries regarding membership etc please e-mail: admin@ The oxford & cambridge alumni club Ian Mortimer email: Trumps Bridge An international group playing duplicate bridge on Mondays and Thursdays at 3.00 pm at the Al Andalus hotel. No membership necessary and there is free parking. Call Andrew on 677655095 or Marion on 606897054 if you need a partner or further info. VILLA FLAMENCA BOWLS friendly short mat bowls throughout the year on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 pm. Venue is the lower salon of the Hotel Villa Flamenca in Calle Andalucia, Nerja. Visitors and new members welcome. Bowls available. Contact either Marian Collins on 952523754 or Malcolm Saunders on 952520579.


Tuesdays: Urb. Almijara II Sundays: Lions Club Flea Market. Urb. Almijara II Friday: Craft Market, DB’s Bar, C/ Cristo, Nerja.


February Carnival 14-15 May Fiesta of San Isidro. Parade from the Balcón de Europa to the Nerja Caves. Traditional costume, floats and oxen. 23 June San Juan 16 July Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen. 9- 12 October Nerja Feria. Week long fiesta.

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AMBULATORIO 95 252 3131 MEDICAL EMERGENCIES 902 505 061 CASE OF LIFE OR DEATH 061 DOCTORS Dr. Teresa Palomas 95 252 4992. PHYSIOTHERAPY & CHIROPRACTOR Fisioterapia Holandesa. 95 252 6881 Scandinavian Chriopractic Clinic 95 252 4296 Fisioterapia Judy, 95 252 6195 or 639 286 483 OSTEOPATH Mark Shurey. 95 252 6881 CHEMISTS Acosta Arce, C/. Carlos Millon Molina Padilla, Avda. Castilla Pérez 24 VETERINARY CLINIC Clínica San Fernando, C/. Chaparil, 95 252 1838 Guardia Civil C/. San Miguel, 95 252 0091 Municipal Police 95 252 1545 Town Hall General enquiries, 95 254 8400 Tourist Office 95 252 15 31 Radio taxis 95 252 0537 Taxi rank 95 252 4519 Electricity 95 252 0442 Water 95 252 0400


is a small village only 4 km from Nerja with only 2000 inhabitants. There are many fine restaurants and cafés, and views of the sea from the Balcón de Maro. Maro is the closest village to the Nerja Caves, which are some of the most famous in Spain.


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20 January Feria del Barrio Last weekend of July Festival of the caves 1st weekend Sept Maro Feria

Nerja Church Services

TOURIST OFFICE 95 252 15 31 NERJA CAVES 95 252 9520 DENTIST 95 252 9666 Dentadanes, C/. San Miguel s/n, Maro Club 12

Market Saturday Clubs & Organizations

The Anglican Parish of Nerja & Almuñecar Services at Inglesia de San Miquel (St. Michael's Church) every Sunday as 12noon and at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Fisherman's Chapel) Almuñecar every Sunday at 09.30am (except during August in Almuñecar). There is also a short service of Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 0930am in the Church Shop, Calle Malaga, Nerja. Details of how to find the churches are also available in the Church Shop. Priest in Charge: Father Geoff Johnston. Tel: Church House 952 521 339 Church Shop 952 522 460. Roman Catholic Mass times, El Salvador, Nerja: Sunday (most of the year) 10:30am & and 7:30pm (with gaspel and notices in English). Childrens mass 12 noon. (Nov - June) Daily (except Thursday) 7:30pm. Confessions - by arrangement with priest. N.B. For seasonal changes & special feast days, please check notices in the church entrance. Parish Priest: Don Andres 952 52 02 91 or 626 077 274. English speaking contact: Margaret Scanferlato 952 52 17 27 or Rosemary Sherwood 952 52 22 73 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints C/.Granada 81, Nerja 10am-1:30pm. Tel. 95 252 6206 Community Bible Fellowship C/.Pintada 35, 2nd floor, Nerja. Worship Sunday mornings (English/Spanish) at 10am. Tel: 95 252 1776 Fellowship of the king All welcome to join our relaxed but reverent Englishspeaking service at 10.30 every Sunday at our premises in Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja. Also to our home groups which meet during the week. Details from Rev Leslie Thomas on 958 658 439 or

“Lodge of European Fraternity No. 52. We meet in Maro during the winter months every 3rd. Thursday and most Monday evening for L.O.I. For further details please connect Martin Hamiltin Tel.678043486 or Michael Traill 608750980.


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Tel. 663 083 503

1. DR. PALOMAS 2. APARTHOTEL PLAZA DEL OLVIDO 3. LA TABERNA, Traditional Spanish Tapas Bar / Restaurant 4. LEX IURIS, Legal Services 5. COCINAS NERJA, Kitchens 6. DREAM PROPERTIES, Real Estate 7. OLE OPTICA, Optician 8. Bureau de CHANGE 9. TEAM ESPAÑA, Real Estate 10. CUDECA, Charity Shop 11. COMMUNITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP (2nd floor) 12. POCAPECUNIA, Charity Shop 13. DOT-KOM, Computer Services 14. CENTURION, Cafe/Snack Bar 15. PATANEGRA, Restaurant 16. GERMAN BAKERY 17. BEAUTY BY KATIE, Beauty Salon 18. TOBOSO APARTMENTS & HOTEL 19. THE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC 20. KEY HOMES SPAIN, Real Estate 21. AUTOS TIVOLI, Car Hire & Repairs 22. LESSAGGRO, Car Hire & Airport Transfer 23. AYUR-YOGA 24. TELEVIDEO, Satellite TV 25. LA GALERIA, Restaurant 26. MARKET PLACE MAGAZINE

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27. INK & CHIPS, Computer Sales & Repairs 28. DENTAL CLINIC, Dra. Nieves Carmona Sierra 29. LA CABAÑA DEL PERRO, English Dog Groomer 30. LA LLAVE DE ORO, Locksmith 31. SOLLUN, Restaurant 32. HAIR BY LAURITZEN, Swedish Hairdressers 33. TALLERES COSTA DEL SOL, Car Body Shop 34. TALLERES COSTA DEL SOL, General Car Repairs 35. L'ESSENCE, Restaurant 36. ECOTIENDA LA YEDRA, Health Products 37. TASTE OF INDIA, Restaurant 38. THE ENGLISH LAUNDRY 39. CLINICA SAN FERNANDO, Vet 40. AUTOS FIESTA - GARAGE NUEVA NERJA 41. FISIOTERAPIA JUDY 42. SCANDINAVIAN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 43. BAKERS BAR, Restaurant 44. STEPHAN'S, Ristorante Italiano 45. STEPHAN'S, Bavarian Restaurant 46. ANNI'S VITALSHOP, Health Products 47. RESTAURANT PACOMARI 48. LA BRASERIA DE PACOMARI, Restaurant 49. THE STEAKHOUSE AT BURRIANA, Restaurant 50. NERJAMAR, Real Estate 51. JULIE'S, Restaurant 52. TELEPIZZA.ES, Take Away Pizzas 53. ROSI'S, Bar Restaurant

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Torre del Mar

is just 30 minutes from Malaga, and is the beach resort of Velez Málaga. Its population of 21,000 grows between June and September to 150,000. The towns attractions have expanded over the last few years to cope with the demand, and now the four kilometres of beach have been enhanced by an impressive promenade, which stretches all the way to Caleta de Vélez, a port providing over 200 berths and offering sailing and water sports. Throughout the summer, there are many Chiringuitos on the beach, serving fresh barbequed fish and ice cold beers. In 2002, Paseo de Larios was pedestrianized, and is now a tranquil promenade, with plenty of pavement cafés and restaurants. At the seafront end of Larios is a line of bars and discos which continue throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays. The history of Torre is uncertain, but it is thought that it might have been part of an ancient Greek settlement, known as Mainake, which was destroyed by the Carthaginians. Tombs of the Carthaginians were found at the mouth of the river Velez. More recently, it was a small fishing village until major development began in the 1970’s.

Clubs & Organizations ALOHOLICS ANONYMOUS English Meetings - Nerja and El Morche. Contact AA Hotline 600 379 110 for all times and locations. CLUB INTERNATIONAL - TORRE DEL MAR All welcome! Meets every Tuesday at La Vega Restaurante near petrol station at 7:30pm. Tel 95 254 18 58 DSS ASOCIACION HISPANO DANESA, TORRE DEL MAR For Info: Tel/Fax: 95 211 5923 LUX MUNDI Ecumenical Centre. Avda. Moscatel 1 “I”, (Gardens of Viña Malaga/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar. Not a club! No membership! Informal friendly meeting place for all nationalities. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Please ring for details 95 254 3334. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, TORRE DEL MAR BRANCH Meets every Wednesday from 12 noon until 2pm, in La Vega Restaurant (near Mercadona). There is a warm welcome awaiting all, so please come and have some fun. For information on membership or Welfare please telephone 628 343 198. THE AMERICAN CLUB Málaga East. Informal drop in for a chat 12-2pm every Saturday at Hotel Rincón Sol, Rincón de la Victoria. CUDECA CANCER CHARITY is always in need of quality furniture in good saleable condition, (sofas, beds, bookshelves etc), so if anyone has anything they are able to donate, they should ring Tony on 661 826 654, or Melanie on 638 108 564, who will collect from all over the Axarquía region (ie from Nerja to approx Rincón de la Victoria and upwards from all the villages etc). 64 THE MARKET PLACE

PHOENIX SOCIAL CLUB is open to all nationalities but the lingua franca is English. It is a non political and secular organisation & during these very difficult financial times, we try to keep costs down to a minimum. We offer an opportunity to make lasting friendships, to help each other & share information but primarily to have fun in a friendly and inclusive association. You do not have to be a member to join us on our trips. We meet currently every Tuesday between 12.30 and 2.30 pm upstairs in the SuperSol restaurant, Torre del Mar. Call Gail on 951 067 723 or email

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Torre del Mar St. Barnabas Church Spanish episcopal service in English. Holy Communion 11.00am 2nd and 4th Sundays. Tel: 952 030 461(Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumednical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1 “I”, (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa de la Viña). Torre del Mar Evangelical Church (Part of the Spanish Evangelical Church in partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland) now meets every Sunday for Worship in English 11.30 am, in the Salon Torre of the Hotel Mainake Calle Los Fenicios 1 (last turning on right down Avenida Torre Torre before seafront). Everyone will be very welcome. Minister Rev Colin Dickson Tel. 654 884 658. St. George’s Anglican Church Torre del Mar congregation. Services held at the Sanysol Residencia on Sundays at 10.30am. Roman Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday night 5pm winter, 6pm summer excluding August, at Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 “I”.


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Fiestas TORRE DEL MAR 16 July Procession of Sea Virgen del Carmen 23 May Fiesta 22-26 July Feria 9-11 July Feria de Caleta de Velez ALMAYATE 2 May Fiesta 2-4 July Feria ALGARROBO 20 January Dia de San Sebastian 1st weekend August Feria 2nd Saturday of September Flamenco night BENAJARAFE 16-18 July Feria 16 July Procession of Sea Virgen del Carmen

Useful Numbers HOSPITAL COMARCAL 951 067 000 RED CROSS 95 254 0785 AMBULATORIO 95 254 2396 DOCTORS Dr. Blanco Barcenilla & Dr. Blanco de Grado, Surgery Myriam, 95 254 57 70. Emergencies: 608 755 462 Dr. Eskeif, Clinica san Baker, Tel:95 254 15 58. Mobile: 608 45 43 54 Town Hall Paseo Larios 952 54 06 65 DENTISTS Clinica Dental Axarquia 95 254 6246 Clinica Algarrobo 95 255 0521 CHEMISTS Bermejo Valenzuela, Urb. Plaza Mar Centro ∙ Lara Alba, Avda. de Andalucía 119 ∙ Marco Martínez, C/. Santa Margarita 9. Guardia Civil 95 254 01 46 Town Hall 95 254 04 71 National Police 95 254 2000 Tourist Office 95 254 1104



















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Authors of the Wild Walks series and Drive and Picnic. Stockists of military and CNIG maps for walkers, Michelin etc for drivers. Tour guides and language books, greetings cards in several languages. Importers of new English and German books. Tel: 952543703. Calle Infantes 32, Torre del Mar.

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La Herradura

nestles between the Punta de la Mona to the east and the rock of Cerro Gordo to the west. The bay enjoys shelter from west winds creating mostly crystal-clear waters, and is a popular location for water sports & paragliding. There are numerous beach bars and restaurants serving specialities of the region, including tropical salads, fresh fish or paella. The Marina del Este near La Herradura is tucked betwen Punta de la Mona to the west and Cotobro to the east. It boasts a beautiful port, elegantly designed to incorporate select shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. This small strip of coast also claims to be the best place to dive between Almeria and Gibraltar, and is home to one of the areas leading diving schools.


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CHEMIST 24 hours 95 827 2125 HOSPITAL 95 802 3000 Town Hall La Herradura/Almuñecar 958 83 86 00 Tourist Office 95 861 0314 Taxi 607 087 559/958 63 0017 VETERINARY CLINIC and Emergency 958 640 847

support, diagnostics and physiotherapy among other services. . Contact Jeanette Ashby 958 63 03 30 COSTA GROUPS TRIPS These are for any member of a group or organisation. Program from Sean Brown on 958 640 948 or, Market preferably, email at Friday - Plaza Nueva (see map spot 5) GEACONA (ECOLOGISTAS EN ACCION) Juan Ramon Cerezo (Spanish) 958 63 17 41 (Evenings) Clubs & Organizations AECC A local branch of the Spanish Cancer SOS ANIMALES DE ANDALUCÍA Animal protection group. Association It organises fund raising, Always an urgent need for volunteers and donations: volunteer work, palliative care, phychological Julie Lochbrunner 958 88 1833 670 733 476 municipal Police 95 863 94 30 Counselling Psycologist 666 722 123 Acupuncture 95 882 7929



KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL Meet 2nd and 4th Thursdays in the month Almunecar: 610 72 86 68 Nerja: 656 82 91 57 SOS ANIMALES DE ANDALUCÍA Animal protection Clubs & Organizations group. Always an urgent need for volunteers and ALMUÑECAR GOLF SOCIETY Contact Oliver Duggan, Bar Dallas. donations: Julie Lochbrunner 958 88 1833. ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Club’s observatory on the Loma PARENT & TODDLERS GROUP Now in Almuñecar, del Gato, Taramay. Members activities including meetings and for more information call Patrick & Andrea Wight 686 beginner’s astronomy classes and regular use of the observatory’s 401 291. 30cm telescope. Luis 958 63 03 57. Tropical Tones Harmony Chorus Gentlemen, INTERNATIONAL CLUB Meetings every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the do you enjoy singing? Can you hold a tune? Come month in Bar Pinball, Paseo del Altillo, Almuñecar. All nationalities. along and join in. Don’t read music? MP3 tracks provided. Mondays 11am Hotel Arrayanes 5 Paseo JUVENTUDES MUSICALES DE ALMUÑECAR Classical concerts Cotobro Almuñecar (near Chinos). (normally twice a month) and members meetings. Marion Möller 958 630736. Choir that performs locally and abroad. Marnie Hagger Membership - Brenda 958784801 Bookings - Wolf 952525573 958 63 0905. New singers welcome!

The Municipal Market - 6 days a week: 9.00-14.00 hrs in the Avenida de la Cala. Mercadillo - Fridays in the fairground (beside the arch at the entrance to town). Handicraft market - Daily in the Plaza de Abderramán.


January 20 Fiestas de San Sebastián. February/March Carnival 16 July Day of the Virgen Carmen. 15 Aug Fiesta de la Virgen de la Antigua. 29 September Fiesta de San Miguel. October Fiesta de la Chirimoya.

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Clubs & Organizations ALOHOLICS ANONYMOUS English Meetings - Nerja and El Morche. Contact AA Hotline 600 379 110 for all times and locations. Craft Club Meetings every two weeks in Torrox Pueblo. Tel: Ann 95 253 9530. EXCHANGE INTERCULTURAL IDEAS Meetings Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Ring Monika on 679564 685 for exact times. NEW FRIENDS GROUP Talks, outings, dinners, games, dancing, adventures & much more... All independent minded people welcome. For more details call Suzy 952 96 77 76 or 620 742 393. TORROX PARK COMMUNITY CHURCH meets at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas Bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox Park. More info: Minister J. Hartsmith Foy, tel. 952532825 or U3A El Morche We have a friendly membership, all interested in sharing knowledge, skills and experiences with each other. Groups of members meet regularly to share and enjoy each other’s company whilst being involved in interesting and fun activities. We currently have 17 groups, each with it’s own group leader. The frequency of meetings varies from group to group, some weekly, some every two weeks and others monthly. The activities offered at the moment are singing for pleasure, walking, book club, petanque, discussion, painting (watercolour, pastels, oils and acrylic), Oil painting, Mah Jong, Spanish conversation, board and card games, photography, table tennis, art appreciation, Spanish history, meditation, quizzes and Spanish Sevillana dancing. Full details of these and our Association can be seen on our web site where you will also find a “Contact Us” tab, membership details and how to join. We look forward to hearing from you! TAI CHI CLASSES Torrox Pueblo, in the “centro de dia para mayores de Torrox Pueblo”, every Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 11am. For details call Christina Gerardes 952 53 49 88 GOLF Would you like a game of friendly but competitive golf every Sunday morning? TOGS (possibly the friendliest Society on the Costa) play every Sunday morning at Baviera and welcome new members, whether residents, frequent visitors or holiday makers. Our Society is made up of both male and female,various nationalities, and mixed abilities. For more information e mail our Captain George Clay at: or call 625936814

is said to have the ‘best climate in Europe’, with sea views and protection from the cold North winds by the Tejeda and Almijara mountains. Torrox Costa boasts 9 km of wide sandy beaches, with many chiringuito’s and restaurants to choose from. Torrox Pueblo is a typical whitewashed Andalucian village, steeped in history with remains dating back to the Romans.


5 August Fiesta Virgen de las Nieves, Torrox Costa 1st weekend October Feria - Torrox Pueblo Sunday before Christmas Fiesta de las Migas, Torrox Pueblo. Free migas and wine given to visitors to the town.

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GUARDIA CIVIL Tablazo s/n, 9 5 253 8008 MUNICIPAL POLICE 95 253 9828 TOWN HALL 95 253 8200 or 8115/9199 TOURIST OFFICE 95 253 2155 SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD 95 253 8601 HEALTH CENTRE INTERPRETER (11am-1pm) 689 774 824 VETERINARY CLINIC Torrox Clinic 95 253 9807 LIBRARY 95 253 8226 WATER 95 253 9195 TAXI 95 253 0352


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MEDICAL CENTRE ARZTEZENTRUM (private) 95 253 0357 CHEMISTS F.J.Lopez Navas 95 253 0279 M. Gómez Calatrava 95 253 8031 S. Fernández Ramos 95 253 8161 CLINICAL ANALYSIS 95 253 2393 VETERINARY CLINICS 95 253 4818 GUARDIA CIVIL 95 253 8008 TOWN HALL 95 253 8010 TOURIST OFFICE 95 253 0225 LOCAL POLICE 95 253 9828 POST OFFICE 95 253 8117 FIRE BRIGADE 95 253 0991

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Lake Viñuela

is a 15 minute drive from the N340 Autovia, leaving at the junction for Velez Malaga. Head inland along the A356; this direction also leads to numerous inland white villages. The first turning on our map is to Benamocarra, which is sign posted to the right after the last roundabout into Velez Malaga. This road will take you back over the main road and then also on to Iznate, and divides to take you to Almachar, El Borge and Cutar. The second turning off the A356 is on the right (after the Repsol garage) to Trapiche. Continue on the A356, and immediately you will see another junction on the left, sign posted to Benamargosa, Triana, Comares and Cutar. This road will also take you as far as Rio Gordo (for a scenic drive). There is a popular Spanish bar on the corner of this junction called El Cruz. Back on the A356, continue on and you will pass another junction on the right, to Canillas de Aceituno, and finally you will see Lake Vinuela in front of you. Turn right before the lake for Puente de Don Manuel, Alcaucin, Viñuela and Periana; carry straight on for Los Romanes, Rio Gordo and Colmenar.


Alcaucin: 20 Jan Fiesta of San Sebastian. 25-27 June Feria of Puente Don Manuel. 5-9 August August Feria. 6 August Festival of Flamenco. 30 October Chestnut Fair with tasting. Almachar: 1st weekend in May Fiesta of San cristo. 19 May Romeria. Last weekend of July Feria of señora del Aparo. 1st Saturday Sept Fiesta of Ajo Blanco (local speciality soup) with free degustation. Benamargosa: 20 Jan Fiesta of San Sebastian. 1st weekend August Summer Feria. Benamocarra: 21 February Carnival. Easter Sunday Romeria. 15-16 May Fiesta of San Isidro. 11 Sept Fiesta of music and Folklore with degustacion. 21-24 October Fiesta in honor of Santo Cristo de la salud. Canillas de Aceituno: Last Sunday of April Fiesta of the Virgen de la Cabeza and day of the Black pudding with degustacion and wine. Second weekend of August Feria of the Virgen de la Cabeza. Comares: 18 Jan Street feria with music and dancing. 19-22 August Fiesta of San Hilario. 7-11 Sept Night of the candles. Periana: 27 March Fiesta of green olives with degustacion of typical mill breakfast. 13-16 May Fiesta of San Isidro and flamenco festival. End of July Fiesta of the Peach with degustacion and flamenco. 3rd weekend of August August fair. Triana: 21-24 June Triana fair. Viñuela: 29 July-1 August Fiesta of the Virgen de las Angustias. 13-15 August Gypsy fair. 17-18 Sept Fiesta of the raisin with degustacion. 68 THE MARKET PLACE

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CHEMISTS: Almachar: 95 251 2031 Benamargosa: 95 251 7032 Benamocarra: 95 250 9510 Canillas de Aceituno: 95 251 8070 Comares: 95 250 9231 Iznate: 95 250 9766 Rio Gordo: 952 732 118 POLICE: Comares: 95 250 9201 Rio Gordo: 95 273 0408 TOWN HALLS: Alcaucin: 95 251 0002 Almachar: 95 251 2002 Benamargosa: 95 251 7002 Benamocarra: 95 250 9534 Canillas de Aceituno: 95 251 8002 Comares: 95 250 9233 Cutar: 95 255 4247 Iznate: 95 250 9776 Macharaviaya: 95 240 0042 Periana: 95 253 6016 RioGordo: 95 273 2154 Viñuela: 95 251 9002

MODERN JIVE DANCE CLUB Every Wednesday evening at 8.30, 20 -30 of us meet at The Restaurant ‘La Era’ in Puente Don Manuel next to Lake Vinuela(Alcaucin). We learn and dance Modern Jive (In England it is called CEROC or LeRoc). It is very sociable, great fun and keeps us very fit. The evening lasts 3 hours and is 10 Euros per person. Please join us, you can come with or without a partner and you will be made very welcome as soon as you arrive. Any questions, call Colin: 635 71 72 11 or The Website is Expatriate Ostomates of Spain: Self-help group for people with stomas. Product info, newsletter, magazines. Confidential Help line. Do you have a stoma? Remember, you are not alone. For local contact, tel. Jenny: 952 115 130 or Jackie: 952 430 634 ALEGRIA: Friendship and adventure for people aged 35+. Make new friends whilst enjoying a range of organised activities. For details call 664 523 626 or email EL VALLE ASOCIACION: A group of members from around Lake Viñuela and surrounding areas. Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7.00pm at the Camping Bar on the side of Lake Viñuela (A356). The club organises events, trips and social functions etc. For further details and timings check the web site or visit us at one of our club meetings. CORAL CoraXalia: Do you like singing? We are inviting new male and female singers to become members of the local choir, Coral CoraXalia. Good atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances, social events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals on Thursdays 17.30 20.00 in Vinuela village, Casa de Cultura. Plenty of free parking. Come and join us! For more information, call 669 682 139 English / 689 111 352 Spanish Lake Vinuela Social Club We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month from 12.30pm until (approx) 2.30pm followed by lunch at Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, open the box, bingo and a guest speaker. Our aim is to enjoy ourselves and raise money for local and international charities. For further details please email lake.vinuela@ La Vaqueria Arts & Crafts Club: Meet every Thrusday 11.00-13.00 for an informal fun approach to arts & crafts. Come and meet new friends and discover your creativity. 952 51 72 73 FELLOWSHIP OF THE KING Sunday Worship - 11am. Midweek activities - Pilates - Tuesday midday-1 pm. Bridge Club Tuesday 2.15-6 pm. Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10 -1.30 pm. Thursday 5-7pm Bible Study. We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185. TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB meet every Wednesday between 12 Noon and 2.00 pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 at Trapiche which is North of Velez Malaga on the Granada Road. We organise social activities every week including card games (bridge and cribbage and any other requested), dominoes, skittles, beetle drives and occasionally bingo and we usually have a Monthly Function or Coach Trip. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche on Wednesdays, or call our dedicated booking line – 680 764 130


Alcaucin: Saturday Almachar: Friday Benamargosa: Wednesday Benamocarra: Tuesday Comares: Saturday Cutar: Thursday Periana: Wednesday Puente de Don Manuel: Friday - Farmers Market at Chiringuito Antonio International Rastro & Country Market at Camping La Vinuela Starts Weds 25th Sept and thereafter every Weds (10 am to 3 pm), selection of market stalls offering local produce, artisan, books, clothing, household goods, jewellery, art, gifts & much more.


encompass 39.74 sq km within which live just over 3,000 people year round. Frigiliana is a popular tourist destination, and because there are many holiday homes here, the population triples during the summer months. The history of Frigiliana dates from prehistoric times. The village has been inhabited by numerous civilisations from the Phoenicians and Romans to the Arabs, who had the greatest impact on the town’s development. During the Christian reconquest, Frigiliana was the site of numerous battles culminating in the famous battle of the Rock of Frigiliana in 1569 which ended in the complete expulsion of the Moorish people. One can learn the history of this struggle by walking through the streets of the historic section where there are a series of twelve ceramic plaques posted about which explain the entire story.

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GUARDIA CIVIL Plaza del Capitan Cortes 3, 95 253 3003 TOWN HALL Plaza de Ramon Castilla s/n, 952533002 SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD Avda. Principe de España s/n, 95 253 3123 TOURIST OFFICE 95 253 4162 TAXIS 95 253 3048


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20 January Fiesta San Sebastian - The Patron Saint of Frigiliana. Villagers walk bare foot through the streets, carrying the statue of San Sebastian and candles. 1st Saturday in February Carnival - Parade through the town with many costumes and lively atmosphere. 3 May Dia de la Cruz - Celebrated with flowers adorning every street corner and balcony. 13 June San Antonio de Padua - Celebrating the Christian reconquest on June 11 1569. Fair , dancing. August Festival of Dance and Music - Traditional time of year for people who have moved away from the village to return, which is celebrated with dancing and music.


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has grown considerably over the past few years, having over 35 different nationalities all living in harmony together. Its charming whitewashed streets come together in a central plaza where you will find the Church of La Asunción with its unique golden dome that stands out above the village. There are many fine restaurants, cafés, and tapas bars; and gift shops that sell the local ceramics. Competa is famous for its sweet muscatel wine, which is available in most bars, but highly potent, so drink with care!

ALOHOLICS ANONYMOUS English Meetings - Nerja and El Morche. Contact AA Hotline 600 379 110 for all times and locations. Asociación de Cómpeta Cultura y Arte Tel: Angelina 639 263310 TROPICAL TONES BARBERSHOP CHORUS Tropical Tones Barbershop Chorus, four part unaccompanied harmony singing for ladies and gentleman. If you like singing and think you can hold a tune, why not come and have a go. Don’t read music? Teach cd’s provided. Rehearsal Monday mornings. Call Brenda 958784801. Action for Animals, The Charity Shop. Avda de la Constitución, 59, Cómpeta, 29754. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-2, Saturday 10-1:30. Tel. 660586040. Email: COMPETA CAS BRANCH Terry Weston 951254134. or visit our website to see the animals we have available for adoption.


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25 January Feria del Barrio. 23-25 July Feria San Sebastian. Live music & dancing. 15 August Noche del Vino. Famous wine festival, attracting people from far and wide.

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GUARDIA CIVIL Avenida de Torrox 21. Tel: 95 251 6097 MUNICIPAL POLICE 95 255 3727 TOWN HALL Calle Rampa 1. Tel: 95 251 6006 TOURIST OFFICE 95 255 36 85

SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD Calle San Antonio Consultario de Competa, 95 251 6089 Health Emergencies 902 505 061 TAXIS 95 251 6199 - 95 251 6205 95 251 60 56 - 95 255 35 35 THE MARKET PLACE 69

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