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Covering Costa del Sol - Coast and Inland May 2008 No.14 Win €200 with

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MITSUBUSHI SPACEWAGON 2.0L. DieseL, 1995, PAS, A/C €2,995 RENAULT KANGOO, 1.9 DCi, 5 seats, 1998, PAS, A/C €4,995 FORD TRANSIT LWB, 2.5 TD, 1999, new engine, and I.T.V. €5,995 CHEVROLET MATIZ. 2005, PAS, A/C, FSH €4,995 ESCORT 1.8 TD 1997, PAS, A/C €2.995 ESCORT 1.8 Petrol 1998, PAS, RHD. Spanish plates €2,295 RENAULT KANGOO 1.9, DCi 65, 2 seater, panel van, 2001, A/C. €4,995 FORD FOCUS C-MAX 2.0L TDCi, 2005, PAS. A/C. CD, €11,995 Immaculate. REDUCED FROM €13,995 VW POLO 3 door, coupe, 1994, new engine €1,995

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SUZUKI GRAND VITARA, Soft Top, 1999, T reg, PAS, immaculate inside and out €2,995 FORD ESCORT ESTATE, 1.8 Petrol, 1999, RHD, PAS, A/C, CD, 50,000 miles, FSH, 1 owner, immaculate, €3,995 CITROEN BERLINGO, 2003, 1.9D, Forte Ltd. Edition, RHD, 5 doors and seats, PAS, 48,000 miles, FSH, €7,995 VW SHARAN, 1.9 TDi, 7 seater, 1997, PAS, A/C €3,995 FORD TRANSIT Choice of two €1,895 SUZUKI ALTO GL, 1.1, 2003, 65,000 miles, FSH, M.O.T. July 08, E/W, €2,995 RENAULT MEGAN 1.9 DCi, 5 door, 2002, PAS, A/C, RHD but on Spanish plates. €5,995

AUDI A6 AUTOMATIC. 2.8 V6. 1997, PAS, A/C, alloys, blue with beige leather, UK reg LHD €6,995

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FIAT PUNTO 5 DOOR AUTOMATIC, PAS, A/C, immaculate. €4,495

MERCEDES E320 CDI 2003, PAS, A/C, CD, Sat Nav, Elec. seats, etc. etc. FSH, Immaculate €27,995

JAGUAR XKR 4.2. 2006, Super charged. Top spec, immaculate inside and out, only 12,000kms €64,995

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SUZUKI SAMURAI, 1.3 petrol, soft top, 2001, 70,000kms €5,995 MITSUBUSHI SHOGUN 1998, 7 seater, Diamond pack, TV/DVD. Sat Nav, leather, RHD, etc. etc €8,995 RENAULT KANGOO, 4X4, 5 seater, PAS, A/C, FSH, unmarked €10,995 DAIHATSU ROCKY 2.8 TD, 1993, PAS, A/C, LHD €4,995 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 3.9 manual petrol/LPG LHD, UK plates, €7,995

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Well the months are flying by and if you remember in an earlier issue I urged you all to take some time to relax before the influx of friends and relatives converged upon us in our sunshine paradise. I hope you Contact Us all heeded my warning as the visiting season has Tel: now begun in earnest. Already the term “But I’m on 663 061 669 holiday!” is starting to wear a little thin and has me Email: screaming inside “Yeah well I’m not and on top of sales@costalinkmagazine.com having a magazine to produce I have a cupboard full www.costalinkmagazine.com of ironing!” On a brighter note the weather seems to Deposito Legal: MA-228-2007 be taking a turn for the better and the rain has finally stopped - lets hope we’ve now had our quota. Yes I Advertising Sales: know the country needs it, the reservoirs are low 663 061 669 etc, etc. However when I have visitors stacked up Deadline Date: 15th of for the foreseeable future, I worry more about what each month. to do with them each day when I can’t shunt them off to the beach! There is also a lot of talk about recesNo part of this publication, sion and lack of money at the moment and a little including pictures may be sense of doom and gloom is hanging around, well I copied, used or reproduced urge you all to banish those clouds along with the without our prior written rain and remember how us Brits always smile in the face of adversity and rise to a challenge with a smile consent. Costa Link Magazine and a wink! The Costa Link website is having a accepts no responsibility for major overhaul and we are very excited about it, so alterations to events listed, if you don’t have your mag handy just log on to claims made by our advertisers www.costalinkmagazine.com and read the or information provided full magazine online in flip book format. Have a great by our contributors. month and keep smiling!

A Little Look At What ’s Inside This Month’s Issue

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Bar and Restaurant Guide Page 25

Pets Corner Page 58

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A W o m a n’s W o r l d What A Mother Really Means... Bottle feeding: An opportunity for Daddy to get up at 2am too. Drooling: How teething babies wash their chins. Full name: What you call your child when you're mad at him. Grandparents: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they’re sure you're not raising them right. Hearsay: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a rude word. Look out: What it's too late for your child to do by the time you scream it. Prenatal: When your life was still

somewhat your own. Puddle: A small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it. Show off: A child who is more talented than yours. Sterilize: What you do to your first baby's dummy by boiling it and to your last baby's dummy by blowing on it. Temper tantrums: What you should keep to a minimum so as to not upset the children. Top bunk: Where you should never put a child wearing Superman pyjamas. Verbal: Able to whine in words.

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The Pun A major Hurricane (named Shazza) measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit in the early hours of Monday in Basildon, Essex. Victims were seen wandering around aimless muttering “faaackin ell” The hurricane decimated the area causing approximately £30 worth of damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from the Balearics and Spanish Costa's were damaged beyond repair. Three areas of historic burnt out cars were disturbed. Many locals were

woken well before their giro arrived. Essex FM (County Radio Station) reported that hundreds of residents were confused and bewildered, still trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting had happened in Basildon. One resident - Tracy Sharon Smith, a 15-yearold mother of five said “It was such a shock, my little Chardonnay-Mercedes came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two TylerMorgan and Megan-

Storm slept through it all. I was still shaking when I was watching Trisha the next morning.” Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings, including benefit books,

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Those who say they “sleep like a baby” haven't got one. Having children will turn you into your parents. It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father. There would be fewer problems with children if they had to chop wood to keep the television set going. It rarely occurs to teenagers that the day will come when they'll know as little as their parents. Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. Summer Vacation is a time for parents to learn that teachers are grossly underpaid.

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W h a t ’s N e w Browns Restaurant Browns in Riviera del Sol are now opening everyday from 10.00am 4.00pm to serve breakfast and lunch. They then open again as usual in the evening from 6.00pm until 11.00pm for their full evening menu. Take away menu also available. Tel: 902 276 967 ) or see advert page 32. Kitchens & Beyond Kitchens & Beyond in Estepona are now offering free granite worktops with any kitchen purchase prior to the 30th June. A fantastic deal not to be missed! Tel: 952 88 65 55 for details or see their advert on page 2. Ladies Shop The Ladies Shop in La Cala de Mijas

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now have their full range of summer clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery in stock. Famous for offering designer names at silly prices and with new items arriving all the time it’s well worth a visit. See page 57. Fortress Security Fortress security in Calahonda, established for over 20 years and offering a full range of security items such as grills, gates, fencing, windows, doors and garage doors aswell as air conditioning and a full maintenance team are now giving you the opportunity to beat the current extremely low exchange rates and pay in pounds. To make the most of this opportunity, Tel: 952 931 128 or see their advert page 17.


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unusual sir, and it would be quite painful, but if that's what you want, I suppose I can do it for €70,” replied the dentist. “What if yer used one of your dentist trainees and still with no anaesthetic?” asked the man. “Well it's possible, but they are in training, I can't guarantee their professionalism and it could be a lot more painful. I suppose in that case we can bring the price down to say €40,” said the dentist. “Och...that's still a bit much, how about if you make it a training session and have your student do the extraction whilst the other students watch and learn?” said the Scotsman, hopefully. “Well, it would be good for the students. In that case I'll charge you only €5.” said the dentist. “Now yer talking laddie!” said the Scotsman. “Can you confirm an

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This month we are going to look at Spas, Jacuzzis or Hot Tubs and some of the chemicals you can use for them. When choosing a Spa look at this check list to see if it makes the grade. Hot Tub Buying Checklist: •Are the filters top-loaded for easy access? •Is the heating and filtration system fully automatic with no programming required? •Are the controls user-friendly, easy to operate and adjust? •Dose it have Ozone? (helps in sanitizing) •What are the electrical specifications of the spa? •Ask how to estimate your monthly operation costs. •Make sure the spa is totally insulated, not just fully-foamed. •What spa parts are covered under warranty and for how long? •How does the manufacturer's warranty compare with other brands? •Is the shell high grade acrylic like Lucite? •Does the manufacturer have non chlorine solutions? •Do they install the spa for you? Everyone enjoys the relaxing feeling of sitting in a hot tub. Whether after a long day at the office, after a workout, after a day of swimming, or just unwinding with your kids or spouse. It’s a great way to relax and ease the stress of the day. Buying a hot tub is a big investment though. Most people have sat in a hot tub, but never really thought about the criteria involved in buying one. Some things are obvious - you want a hot tub big enough to hold X amount of people - for you that could mean two, four or eight people, (ever heard of a hot tub party!). So let's start with size. Most hot tubs are advertised as ‘seats six’ or whatever. Start with that as a guide, but also consider the seating arrangements. Many tubs now come with lounging chairs, feet massagers, and all sorts of strange arrangements. You may be comfortable overlapping with your family, but not with friends. Sometimes the standard bench seating is more appropriate. Again, think about your needs, who will be using the hot tub, and what makes the most sense. Part 2 next month


La Cala’s Late Night Bar Every Saturday Karaoke with Bazooo and Lady Irene Last Friday in the month live music with Akoustic Soul Tues May 6th Colin Campbell The ‘Camp Comedian’ Charity night for Blue Horses

Margarita Pracatan Live from New York 2nd - 7th June Nightly from 9pm Every month different comedian. Ring Maureen for details. Book early to avoid disapointment Salsa Lessons Wednesday 9pm - 10pm Friday 8pm - 9pm Open nightly 8pm - late (Closed Mondays) Pasaje del Mar, La Cala, (near the Church)

Tel: 678 143 739


Under new management. Food served 10am -10pm Mon - Sat and 1pm - 7pm Sundays. Karaoke Saturdays. La Cortijera. La Cala.

Sandi

Newly Opened Takeaway. Baguettes, Paninis, Burgers, Pizzas and Pastries. Mon - Sat. 12.00 - 9.00pm. C/Torremolinos, La Cala. Tel: 618 181 507

OPEN FOR BREKFAST, LUNCH AND OUR NEW BAR-CAFE NOW OPEN EVENINGS FOR TAPAS. BREAKFASTS, FRESHLY BAKED BAGUETTES AND CROISSANTS, SANDWICHES AND ROLLS WITH DIFFERENT FILLINGS DAILY. DAILY LUNCHTIME SPECIALS, KEBABS, MEXICAN CHICKEN, SPECIALITY SALADS, LAVAZZA COFFEE, MILKSHAKES, FUSION TEAS, EVENING DRINKS. ENJOY ‘AL FRESCO’ ON OUR SUNNY TERRACE OR INSIDE OUR NEW BAR-CAFE. DAYTIME MENU AVAILABLE UNTIL 5.00PM Local 26 Jardín Botánico, La Cala de Mijas Open from 8.00am. Tel: 952 493 184

Cala Bella

All English and Dutch football and main sporting events shown. Open Mon - Fri 5pm till late. Sat - Sun 2pm till late. Tel: 952 494 550. Calle Torremolinos, La Cala.

Numero Uno All live sports 2 pool tables kiddies play area (rubber surface)

Home made sunday lunches served from 11am-10pm Las Adelfas No.11 Urb. Los Claveles

Tel: 952 493 763

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bars and restaurant guide

Great places to eat and drink in La Cala

The Sussex Bar


Now Open

Fish & Chips Doner Kebabs Chicken Kebabs Burgers Open 5pm till late. Telephone orders welcome Tel: 952 494 087 Local 34 Jardin Botanico Near La Cala, Mijas Costa

H’s

Henry’s Bar

H’s

Live Music Karaoke All Live Sports Events Shown Inside And Outside On The Terrace. Open from 4pm till Late Monday - Friday Sat - 1pm till late. Sun - 2pm till late Local 33, Jardin Botanico, Near La Cala de Mijas, Mijas Costa

Great places to eat and drink in La Cala

bars and restaurant guide

H’s Takeaway


W h a t ’s O n Mondays Quiz and Bingo - Shenanigans, Riviera del Sol. Margarita Pracatan - Starting on the 2nd June - 7th June. Bar Paraiso, La Cala. Tickets €10. Tel: 678 413 739

Tuesdays May 6th - Blue Horses charity event. Colin Campbell comedian at Bar Paraiso, La Cala. For tickets call: 665 455 318. Karaoke - Fools bar. El Zoco, Calahonda. Trip to Gibraltar - Tuesday 6th May, Coin Royal British Legion. Leaving La Trocha (Coin) 8.30am. 10€ members 12€ non-members. Tel: 951 161 177.

Wednesdays

El Zoco, Calahonda

Flamenco Night - 14th May, Vista del

Mar, Beachside Miraflores.

Thursdays Steak Night - Vista del Mar, Beachside Miraflores. Quiz night - JJ’s Bar, Riviera del Sol Karaoke - Fools Bar, El Zoco, Calahonda. Nikki Beach White Party. 29th May.

Fridays Karaoke - “Paul the Bear” Shenanigans, 9.30 Riviera del Sol. Live Music - Trafalgar Bar, El Zoco. Akoustic Sol - Last Friday of each month, Bar Paraiso, La Cala. S.E.P.E. Charity Golf Tournament and BBQ - May 23rd at Lauro Golf. For info or booking contact Melissa: 952 412 767.

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Chill Out Lounge Bar. Good Atmosphere, Good Music, Good Times. Tel: 666 834 616 Open everyday. Top floor El Zoco. Calahonda

great places to eat, drink and be entertained.

Your Entertainment Guide


Indian Restaurant. Take Away and Delivery. Only natural herbs and spices, no additives, no colour. Open 7pm until late Mon-Sat. El Zoco. Tel: 952 934 909. Free bottle of wine with this ad.

Italian restaurant. Taste the genuine Italian food in attractive decor. Open seven days a week, 1pm till late. C.C. El Zoco, first floor, Sitio de Calahonda. Tel: 952 932 042

The Boat House

Trafalgar Cocktail Bar

Excellent quality fish and chips. Large portions. Large selection of desserts. Eat ‘al fresco’ or in the large restaurant. Wi-Fi. El Zoco. Open Mon-Sat 6.00-10.00. Tel: 952 930 148

For before and after dinner drinks. Live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Open every evening until late. El Zoco First floor, Sito de Calahonda. Mijas Costa.

Fools Bar

Small friendly bar. Daily sport. Karaoke on Tues and Thursday. All football matches shown. First floor El Zoco (corner) Tel: 952 935 340

Bar Fools And Horses

Sisters Bar

Fully air conditioned, Sports, Full menu with daily specials. Open all day, seven days a week. Los Boliches. Tel: 952 196 335

Friendly family bar with good food, tapas, live entertainment, karaoke and sports. Open seven days a week. The Strip, Calahonda Tel: 952 939 579

Calahonda

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El Zoco, Calahonda

Villa Paradiso - Open since 1989 Italian Restaurant

F O F BO RE E T H WI TT LE IS N E A D WI V E TH R T

Los Boliches great places to eat and drink

Curry Crazy


Los Jarales/Calypso

Sports - Cafe Bar  ALL LIVE SPORTS SHOWN ON TWO LARGE SCREENS  FOUR LIVE MATCHES ON SATURDAYS  FULL MENU AVAILABLE TILL LATE  SUNDAY LUNCH 2 COUSES €8  BREAKFAST SPECIAL €5  FRESHLY MADE TAPAS

FOR BOOKINGS CALL: 952 935 568 C.C Los Jarales, Mijas Costa Sit ‘n’ Go

Harrys Sports Bar

Sit ‘n’ Go sports lounge broadcasting all the weekly action in comfortable, friendly surroundings. Open daily from 1pm until midnight. Wi-fi internet access. Frontline C.C.Calypso.

All live sports shown and premiere league football. Five TV’s and big screen. Full menu and Sunday roast. Open 10am until late seven days a week. Upstairs Los Jarales.

Play World famous Texas Hold’em poker. From beginners to pros, we have games to suit everyone. Open daily for major sporting events. Fully licensed bar. Tel: 952 932 519

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great places to eat and drink

THE PIT STOP


Come And Enjoy The Relaxing Atmosphere Of Browns BBQ And Grill Over Looking The Mediterranean On The Main Roundabout At Riviera Nr. Calahonda. NOW OPEN EVERYDAY 10.00AM - 4.00PM BREAKFASTS & LUNCHES

Open 7 Days A Week Restaurant And Take Away 10.00AM - 4.00PM 6.00PM - 11.00PM Tel: 902 276 967 902 BRO WNS

Succulent Ribs Spit Roast Chicken Prime Steaks Pork Chops Lamb Cutlets Grilled Fish Or Delve Into Pie Corner


Come and enjoy the delightful ambience of this fine Indian restaurant situated in the Torrenueva Urbanisation, Near La Cala. With our premier Indian chef preparing cuisine from all different regions of India whilst also cooking his own specialties. For example: Kadhai Goshi Bussainy - Pieces of lamb in a mild sauce Handi - Meat or fish with onion, tomato, peppers and a special spicy sauce Chicken Pasanda - Marinated chicken fillets in mild sauce stuffed with spices. Restaurant and Take Away

Open 7 nights a week 6.00 - 12.00

Tel: 902 463 426 IND IAN


Traditional Chinese Food. Takeaway menu. Open 12.00-16.00 and 18.30-24.00 everyday. Riviera Commercial. Tel: 952 931 737

Breakfast, brunches and evening dinner. Open 7 days a week from 10am. Internet connection. Terrace available for private functions. Miraflores Driving Range. Tel: 952 939 381

En Un Rincon De La Boca

Specialists in Argentinian grilled meat. Take away. Open all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Las Terrazas de Miraflores Tel: 952 930 649

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RIVIERA DEL SOL Home cooked food, friendly atmosphere. Now open everyday 10am -4pm for breakfast and lunch and from 6pm-11pm Riviera del Sol. Tel: 902 276 967

Papa Luigi

Traditional Italian food. Fresh pasta, wood burning pizza oven, Open every day 12 - 11. Riviera Commercial, Tel: 952 934 496

SMALL COSY BAR WITH LARGE SUNNY TERRACE AND FANTASTIC VIEWS OVER THE MED. LIVE SPORT FUN QUIZ NIGHTS - THURS MUSIC NIGHTS Riviera del sol JJ’s Bar

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JJ’s Bar

Browns BBQ and Grill

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Beautiful Panoramic Sea and Beach Views From The Terrace Freshly Cooked Versatile Menu. Warm Friendly Atmosphere. Recently Refurbished. Open for Lunch. Above Shenanigans, Beachside, Riviera del Sol Tel: 952 935 039. Closed Tuesdays.


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Fridays cont. Fish and Chip Night - The Far Isle, Riviera del Sol. Jens on Piano - Vista del Mar, Beachside Miraflores.

Saturdays

Rivera del Sol & Miraflores

Karaoke with Bazoo and Lady Irene Bar Paraiso, La Cala. Live music - Trafalgar bar, El Zoco, Calahonda. Buddy Walkers (from the UK) Buddy Holly Show - 3rd May: Vista del Mar, Beachside Miraflores. Tel: 952 934 840. Magic Unlimited Magic Show - Hotel Casino Torrequebrada. Benalmadena. Every Saturday 7.00pm Tel: 677 245 588. Amanda Rosa singing pop hits and

Light snacks, baguettes and sandwiches, fresh Lavazza coffee, selection of beers and wines. HAPPY 2€ HOUR 7pm-8pm Monday - Friday. Bottled beer, Wines and Spirits. Offex pick up point  Mobile phone top ups.  Internet cafe. Open from 10am - 10pm Mon - Fri 12pm - 7pm Sat and Sun Tel: 952 930 844 www.connectinternetcafe.com Top of Riviera del Sol, Las Terrazas de Miraflores. (round the corner from Miraflores supermarket.)

musicals - May 10th: Vista del Mar, Beachside Miraflores. Christopher Howard and 'His Tribute to the Musicals Show' - May 17th: Vista del Mar, Beachside Miraflores. Alexander Avery - 'One Woman Tribute Show' - May 24th: May Vista del Mar, Beachside Miraflores. Dave Lee with ‘His tribute to Deano & Friends’ - May 31st: Vista del Ma, Beachside Miraflores. Family Fun Day - Saturday 21st June Sussex Bar, La Cortijera, La Cala. Charity Event from 2pm. Bouncy castle, BBQ, stalls, raffles etc etc. Then from 9pm race night with a big screen inside and outside the bar.

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Star Signs A look at what's in store for you over the next month...

Capricorn

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Aries

Taurus

Gemini

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It's time to get down to business. Say what you mean and mean what you say, If someone is demanding too much of your time Just say “no!” On the 15th and 16th, rise to the challenge. It’ll be worth it! As this month starts you need to be cautious with your resources and not put all your eggs in one basket. By the middle of the month you can focus instead on your pretty incredible new ideas This month you’ll be busy attending many social gatherings, meeting relatives, and accepting invitations. Romance will be strong and singles could well find their Mr./Miss Right. Whatever it is you're doing, there's a glitch in the works. Whether it's a work project or a love affair, don't ignore the early warning signs. Recognizing the problem now will save turmoil later. May is a month of power and possibilities for you. Work enthusiastically now to reach your goals. However, try accomplishing any financial dealings within the first three weeks of the month. You're thinking hard, and discussing intensely. Take note as this phase could influence your thoughts and actions for a long time to come. Get creative and let those ideas turn into reality.

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Leo

Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Your restlessness will reduce this month. You’ll be calm and many pressures will lift from your mind. Family relationships will also improve too though romance will be very up and down. Recently you’ve let your ego get in the way of some of your most important relationships and now is the time to sort things out. Get things straight in your own head first before rectifying with those effected. You’ll be very romantic this month.The opposite sex won’t be able to ignore your charm. Professionally, someone may spread rumors about you. Fight it with the help of your honest and clean conscience.

You’ll be surprised to find a new ‘You’ this month! Your expectations and ambition will reach higher levels making it a good month for any financial dealings, including arranging loans or paying off debts. A busy month is in store for you in both your professional and domestic affairs. For couples, this is the time to open up and sort out any underlying issues. Otherwise there may be trouble ahead. You’ll find it hard at times this month to feel motivated and energetic but make sure this lethargy doesn’t make you miss out on a good opportunity. ‘Less talk, more action’ is the motto for the month.


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In case you needed further proof that the Human Race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer products: On Tesco’s Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) - ‘Do not turn upside down.’ (well...duh, a bit late!) On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding ‘Product will be hot after heating.’ (and you thought???)

could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those five year-olds with head-colds off those bulldozers.) On Nytol Sleep Aid - ‘Warning: May cause drowsiness.’ (I'm taking this because???) On most brands of Christmas lights ‘For indoor or outdoor use only.’ (as opposed to what?)

On packaging for a Rowenta iron - ‘Do not iron clothes on body.’ (but wouldn't this save me time?)

On Sainsbury's peanuts - ‘Warning: contains nuts.’ (talk about a news flash)

On Boot's Children Cough Medicine -‘Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.’ (We

On an American Airlines packet of nuts - ‘Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts.’ Continued overleaf...

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Continued from overleaf... On a child's Superman costume ’Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.’ (I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.) On a Swedish chainsaw - ‘Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.’ (Oh my God...was there a lot of this happening somewhere?) On some Swanson frozen dinners ’Serving suggestion: Defrost.’ (but, it's just a suggestion.) On a blanket from Taiwan - ‘Not to be used as protection from a tornado.’ (You’re kidding me! Why not?)

US cyclists - ‘Remember, objects in the mirror are actually behind you.’ (Thanks for that gentle reminder!) On the bottle-top of a UK flavoured milk drink - ‘After opening, keep upright.’ (They spoil all the fun!) On a New Zealand insect spray - ‘This product is not tested on animals.’ (Obviously highly efficient then!) On a Japanese food processor - ‘Not to be used for the other use.’(Now, could somebody out there help me on this. I'm a bit curious.) On a Sears hair dryer - ‘Do not use while sleeping.’ (but that's the only time I have to work on my hair!)

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Heart Warming Tales A man walks into the street and manages to get a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, “Perfect timing. You're just like Frank” Passenger: “Who?” Cabbie: “Frank Feldman. He's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things like that always happened to Frank Feldman.” Passenger: “Maybe he was just lucky?” Cabbie: “No, not Frank Feldman he was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand-Slam at tennis, he could golf with the pros and he danced like a Broadway star. He was an amazing guy.” Passenger: “Sounds like he’s someone really special” Cabbie: “There's more...He had a great memory, never forgot anybody’s birth-

day. He knew all about wine and which foods to order. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything right.” Passenger. “Wow, some guy then.” Cabbie: “Yeah. I always seem to get stuck in traffic jams, but Frank knew the right way to go. He really knew how to treat a woman aswell, make her feel good. He’d never answer her back even if she was in the wrong, his clothing was always immaculate - he was the perfect man! No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman.” Passenger: "”An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?” Cabbie: “Well, I never actually met Frank. I just married his f@!king widow.”

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Heart Warming Tales This is a true story about the bond formed between a little girl and a group of building workers. Hopefully it might help to confirm your belief in the goodness of people and that there is hope for the human race. A young family moved into a house next door to an empty plot. One day, a gang of builders turned up to start building on the plot. The young family's five year old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and started talking with the workers. She hung around and eventually the builders, all with hearts of gold, more or less adopted the lit-

tle girl as a sort of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had tea and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important. They even gave the child her very own hard hat and gloves which pleased her immensley. At the end of the first week, the smiling builders presented her with a pay envelope containing two pounds in 10p coins. The little girl took her ‘pay’ home to her mother who suggested that they take the money to the bank to open a savings account. (continued overleaf)

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Below is a genuine email sent out to staff at an unnamed company.

At bank the following morning, the female cashier was tickled pink listening to the little girl telling her about her ‘work’ on the building site and the fact she had a ‘pay packet’. “You must have worked very hard to earn all this”, said the cashier. The little girl proudly replied, “Yes, I worked every day with Steve and Wayne and Mike. We're building a big house.” “My goodness,” said the cashier, “And will you be working on the house again next week?” The child thought for a moment. Then she said seriously: “I think so. Provided those w@nk!rs at Jewsons deliver the f*ck!ng bricks.”

To: All Staff Subject: Photocopier Please, please, please, please, please - I am begging - keep any and all paper clips away from the copier! We have already had two service calls in the last few days removing paper clips, staples and a binder clip from the innards of the copier. PLEASE be really really really really careful around the copier. Especially the document handler, which seems to suck clits like a vacuum cleaner. Thanks for your help.

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Golf Tips And Tricks Get a Grip by Mark Sibley of Miraflores Golf Academy This months tip will not change your swing but should, if you follow it, help to lower your score. As I coach each week one of the things I will always notice is the condition of the grip on your golf club. Most of the time I see a well kept clean grip which as your only connection to the golf club helps to keep your hands in the correct position returning your club face to square when you strike the ball, but sometimes I see a golfer struggling to grip the golf club with their hands, attached to a grip so old that it shines and so worn that the golfers hand marks are imprinted in it. An experiment conducted by one of the big golf companies got a number of golfers together and asked each player to hit five shots with three clubs. The clubs were exactly the same except the first club had a brand new grip on it, the second had a clean but worn grip and the third was not only worn but had not been cleaned in years. The golfers using the new grip hit the ball an average of seven yards farther than those using the clubs with the worn grip and thirteen yards farther than those with the worn and dirty grip. Remember the grip joins the golfer to the golf club, look after it, keep it clean and when it is worn out change it. If you are not sure bring your set of clubs to me at the Miraflores Driving Range & Golf Academy, I or my club maker David will inspect them for you and let you know if they just need a clean or if it is time for a change. Bring the Costa Link

magazine with you and if six or more of your grips do need changing, I will do one for free.

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Golf Academy Golfing about Two women were playing golf. One teed off and watched in horror as her ball headed directly toward a foursome of men playing the next hole. The ball hit one of the men. He immediately clasped his hands together at his groin, fell to the ground and proceeded to roll around in agony. The woman rushed down to the man, and immediately began to apologise. “Please allow me to help. I'm a Physical Therapist and I know I could relieve your pain if you'd allow me.” she told him. “Oh, no, I'll be all right. I'll be fine in a few minutes.” the man replied. He was in obvious agony, lying in the foetal position, still clasping his hands at his groin. At her persistence, however, he finally allowed her to help. She gently took his hands away and laid them to the side, loosened his pants and put her hands inside. She administered tender and artful massage for several long moments and asked, “How does that feel?” He replied, “It feels great, but I still think my thumb's broken.”

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Last month, not being able to stand the badgering from the kids any longer, we finally took ourselves off to Benalmadena to see ‘Magic Unlimited’,

absolutely loved it. It also made their night that at the end of the show they were able to meet their new heroes and have their photographs taken with them and have autographs signed. This all adds up to a magical evening of entertainment for all ages and the show comes higly recommended. Booking information Tel: 677 24 55 88 www.magicshow.es

the famous magic show held at the Hotel Casino Torrequebrada starring the brothers and sister act Oscar, Renzo and Mara. The show is fantastic! With the mixture of great magic tricks and illusions, peppered with humour and audience participation, it is a must see for all ages. We found the claim on their posters and advertisements “Best show on the coast” to be an apt and true description. During the show, which is presented in both English and Spanish, you will see both famous and original tricks and illusions such as body levitation, dissapearing acts and body seperation, peformed with professionalism, glamour and humour. Our children

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Kids Stuff HORTON HEARS A WHO MOVIE QUIZ 1. The Mayor of Whoville has how many daughters and how many sons? 2. What does the mayor say he gets to sit on at the Edible Parade? 3.Finsh this line Give me the _______ Horton. Now. 4. What did the people of Whoville say to save them? ANSWERS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

1. 96 AND 1 2. MEATBALL 3. GIVE ME THE CLOVER HORTON. NOW 4. WE ARE HERE

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Bouncy Castles Inflatable Fun Runs Slides Gladiator Jousting Roundabouts Rodeo Bulls Sumo Suits and Many more We Cater for: Festivals Carnivals School Fetes Fundays Fund Raising Events Open Days Wristband Fundays Private Hire. Inflatable

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The Jokes Page Two deaf people get married and during the first week of marriage they find that they are unable to communicate in the bedroom with the lights out since they can't see each other signing, or read lips. After several nights of fumbling around and many misunderstandings, the wife figures out a solution. She writes: ‘Honey, why don't we agree on some simple signals? For instance, at night, if you want to have sex with me, reach over and squeeze my left breast one time. If you don't want to have sex, reach over and squeeze my right breast two times.’ The husband thinks this is a great idea. He writes back to his wife: ‘If she wants to have sex with him, reach over and pull on his penis one time. If she doesn't want to have sex, pull on his penis two hundred and fifty times.’ An Irish daughter had not been home for over five years. Upon her return, her Father cussed her. “Where have ye been all this time? Why did ye not write to us? Why didn't ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old Mother thru?” The girl, crying, replied, “Dad...I became a prostitute... “Ye what!? Out of here, ye shameless harlot! Sinner! You're a disgrace to this Catholic family. “OK, Dad, as ye wish. I just came back to give mum this luxurious fur

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coat, and title deeds to a ten bedroom mansion and, for ye Daddy, the sparkling new Mercedes convertible that's parked outside.” “Now what was it ye said ye had become?” asks Dad. The girl, crying again, says, “A prostitute Daddy!” “Oh be Jesus! Ye scared me half to death girl! I thought ye said a Protestant. Now come here and give yer old Dad a hug.” There are three balloons, mummy, daddy and baby balloon. Every night the baby balloon sneaks into the parents bed and goes to sleep in between them. Anyway it comes to the time when the parents have had enough and tell the now young balloon that enough is enough and he has to promise to stay in his own room. The young balloon regrettably agrees to this and goes to his room.When night comes he sneaks into his parents room and tries to get in the middle like usual but his parents have spread out and there's no room, so he thinks I know if I let some air out of my Dad then I should get in. So he lets some air out of his Dad and tries again, still he wont fit, so he thinks I'll let some air out of Mum, does so and he still cant quite fit, so he then decides to let some air out of himself and squeezes in and has a fantastic warm sleep. In the morning Daddy balloon wakes up infuriated. He asks his son why he has broken his promise and the son replies that he can’t sleep in his room, the father sighs resignedly and says do you realise what you have done? Well do you? You've let me down, you've let your Mum down, and worst of all, you've let yourself down.

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ocal Info Emergency Numbers

Transport

(Marina) Cinemas

Central number for Fire, Police & Ambulance National Police Local Police Guardia Civil dica Medical

Bus Stations Marbella 952 764 400 Coin 952 450 366 San Pedro 952 781 396 Estepona 952 800249 For a list of complete times www.andalucia.com/travel/bus

All the Cinemas listed below show films in English as well as Spanish. Call first to check what is showing that week. Marbella: Cinesur Plaza del Mar 952 766 941 La Ca単ada 902 333 231 Puerto Banus: Gran Marbella 952 810 077 Coin: La Trocha 951 315 039 Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar 902 221 622

112 091 092 062

Emergency 061 Ambulance Marbella 902 505 061 Ambulance Coin 952 453 267

Train Timetables 902 240 202 Airports Malaga 952 048 844 Gibraltar 956 773 026

Health Centres Marbella 952 769 946 Coin 952 452 767 San Pedro 952 787 700

Fire Brigade Emergency number 080 Marbella 952 774 349 Estepona 952 804 483 Fuengirola 952 461 046 952 952 952 952 952 952 952

352 475 226 604 212 226 474

300 108 373 383 442 590 891

Tourist Information Marbella Coin Estepona Fuengirola San Pedro

Chemists

Marbella 952 761 100 San Pedro 952 453 020 La Cala de Mijas 952 493 208 Fuengirola 952 589 300 Estepona 952 801 100

24 hour chemist Urb. Artola, Ctra. Cadiz Km 194. Marbella. Tel: 952 83 25 89

Markets

Consulates British Ireland Denmark Sweden Germany France U.S.A

Town Halls

952 771 442 952 822 818 952 822 818 952 467 457 952 785 252

Monday - Marbella (fairground site on east side) Tuesday - Fuengirola (fairground near Los Boliches) Wednesday - Estepona (Avda. Juan Carlos) La Cala - Feria ground Thursday - San Pedro (Recinto Ferial) Alhaurin el Grande (La Fama) Friday - Alhaurin el Grande (Bar Aquamania) Saturday - Coin (Calle Urbano Pineda) La Cala - Feria ground. Sunday - Puerto Estepona

Taxis Marbella Taxis 952 774 488 Mijas Costa Taxis 952 476 593

Diary Dates 1st May -Labour Day/May Day/Crosses of May (in some regions.) Public Holiday. 2nd May - Mothers Day Spain 3rd May - Crosses of May celebration in Malaga. 25th May - Corpus Christi. Processions throughout Andalucia. Benalmadena Pueblo has flower petals blanketing the streets in the morning ready for the procession to pass over them.

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The Business Directory The Reviews Advertise Your business here for just â‚Ź65 for 12 issues or have it framed for only â‚Ź80! Baby Boutique>> Builders M & MH Builders 30 years experience, reforms, new builds, kitchens, hard landscaping & pools. Tel: 952 457 977 or 615 309 446 JCB Builders Property Maintenance Multi Services, All jobs considered Repairs and Improvements Pool Cleaning Service Free Estimates and Advice All Areas Covered. Fully Legal Tel Jonno: 677 079 704(Day) 952 882 305(Eve)

Mintmicro S.L. Computer Shop Alhaurin el Grande, for Inks, Sales - Repairs & Upgrades.Virus & Spyware Removal Open 10 - 6 Mon - Friday No Siesta. Saturday 10 - 2 Tel: 951 160 411 or Skype: mintmicro.support Email: info@mintmicro.es

Estate and Rental Agents Kingfisher Club

Las Chapas Poligono, Elviria, Marbella. Tel: 952 835 172 or 676 797 162.

Holiday rentals. Self catering holiday rentals suitable for families. Kingfisher Club, Edificio Benal Beach, Ctra. de Cadiz km 221, 29630, Benalmadena Costa. Tel: (0034) 952 440 659 Email: kingfisherclub@ctv.es www.thekingfisherclub.com

Car Traders

MPA Homes

Building Supplies Aim Building Supplies

Alhaurin Autos Cars bought and sold. Large selection for sale LHD and RHD. Alhaurin el Grande. Tel: 661 964 014

Manilva Autos Buyers and suppliers of previously loved cars. New showroom at Estepona Poligono. Tel: 952 806 732

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Computer Repairs and Sales

Edif. Euromarket, Local 4, Urb Calypso, 29649, Mijas Costa, Malaga. Tel: 952 933 534

Anglo Continental Properties Property sales, long and short term rentals. Cento Commercial Lidl, Sitio de Calahonda. Tel: Sales: 952 939 428 Rentals: 952 934 527

Fancy Dress Hire Fancy Pants Behind Opencor in Riviera del Sol Tel: 664 318 069

Furniture Designs of Asia Indian and Asian furniture. Wholesale and retail. Tel: 952 59 70 70

Wetherlys Indoor and outdoor furniture, and furnishings. Tel: 952 808 774

Game Room Supplies Game Room Marbella Tel: 952 806 178

Glass Curtains Elite Glass Curtains. Poligono Elviria 26 Elviria, 29600. Tel: 952 830 503

Hairdressers Inspirations Urb. Calypso. Tel: 951 273 218

Kitchens Kitchens & Beyond Kitchens, bedrooms and studies. Free design and consultation. Tel: 952 88 65 55 Advertise your business here for only 65 for 12 issues. Call: 663 061 669

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The Business Directory Mortgage Advisors

Removals Companies

Progress Mortgages

The Depot

80% mortgages to non residents, 40 year interest only and self certs up to 60% LTV, no proof of income required. Tel: 662 488 163

International and local removal specialists. Pol. Ind San Pedro, Marbella. Tel: 952 450 487

Motorbikes Sp Moto New and used motorbikes. Workshop, tyres, etc. Tel: 952 88 22 94

Painters Staybright Exterior painting, sandblasting and damp proofing specialists. Tel: 678 321 433

Property Management JMC Property Services Management services, Property rentals, Home furnishings. C/Gustavo Adolfo, Becquer No 4 Tel: 952 811 41 or Fax: 952 811 302 mary@holidaysmarbella.com www.jmcpropertyservices.com

Satellite TV GB TV Sky Digital installation within 24 hours. Sky cards, re-alignments and activations Tel: 658 084 802 or 658 084 806.

Soft Furnishings

Poolworld Pools, spas, saunas and steam rooms. C.C "Las Petunias", Bloque 2, Local 3, San Pedro de Alcantara, 29670 Malaga. Tel: 951 275 648. poolworldmarbella@gmail.com

Wedding Photography Alex Olson Photography Wedding photography across the Costa del Sol. www.alexolsonphotography.com alex_olson_oki@hotmail.com Tel: 628 077 459

A.C.E Cortinas Made to measure curtains Unit 5, C.C Las Terrazas de Miraflores Golf. Calle Acuario, Riviera Del Sol. Tel: 951 273 242 or Mob: 645 082 560

Swimming Pools Perfectos Pools Spas, pools, chemicals, poolside furniture and pool games. Tel: 952 417 562

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Car Sticker Winner At the Cinema Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Released 22nd May in Spain. Everyone's favorite archeologist adventurer returns for another globetrotting trek as George Lucas teams up with screenwriter David Koepp to bring Indiana Jones back to the big screen nearly 20 years after Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Harrison Ford reprises the role that launched the series, while Steven Spielberg returns to the director's chair. On DVD Alvin and the Chipmunks On a tree farm, three musically inclined chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, find their tree cut down and sent to Los Angeles. Once there, they meet the frustrated songwriter David, and despite a poor house wrecking first impression, they impress him with their singing talent. Seeing the opportunity for success, both human and chipmunks make a pact for them to sing his songs. While that ambition proves a struggle, the dream does come true after all. However, that success presents its own trials as their unscrupulous record executive, plans to break up this family to exploit the boys. Can Dave and the Chipmunks discover what they really value amid the superficial glamor around them?

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