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Last month I had a fabulous time. Myself and the kids took a trip back to the UK to see family where we went on day trips to both London and Brighton. The weather was a fantastic 27 degrees so we were able to frequent English pub gardens and sit outside for dinner. As we left it did start to rain which was a little reminder of the usual weather in England! Upon returning to Spain family then came to visit us and another few days were spent round by the pool and more al fresco dining! July was also the month that my local village had its feria, although i’m not that keen on feria itself on the Saturday the Plaza Almijara in Cómpeta hosts a foam party which I do enjoy. For the second year running an inflatable water slide was erected from the main plaza down the La Rampa slope which was fantastic. If you want to see the fun take a look on our Facebook page grapevine magazine axarquia. This month the fun doesn’t stop, as there are plenty more Ferias in the area including the famous Malaga Feria. As we have more Feria information we will post the details on our facebook page. Also this month Cómpeta celebrates Noche Del Vino on the 15th August see pages 54 to 57 for more information on the day and evening events and where is good to go to eat, drink and shop in the area. . Enjoy and keep reading The Editor

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26 Bus from Cómpeta to Malaga Information from a seasoned bus user may be useful for holiday makers or for residents without transport. 46 Andalucian Experience The Most Unknown and Wonderful Andalusia is Waiting to be Explored

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54 Noche del Vino 2017 On the 15th August, the famous annual wine festival is held in the mountain village of Cómpeta

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84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh How we’ve changed Cómpeta!

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Fantastic business opportunity (251.72m²), consists of 4 letting en-suite bedrooms, 3 private bedrooms, 2 baths, lounge, kitchen, 5 roof terraces, rooftop plunge pool, sea views and the possibility to create an additional en-suite letting room. A must to view! ref: t1179 EPC - E New this month!

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Sedella If it’s peace and quiet you want, this is the property for you! Stunning 3 bed 3 bath villa (195 m²) near Arenas. Beautifully finished to a very high standard, this superb property has really spacious living accommodation, large covered terrace, pool area and breath-taking far reaching views. EPC - In process

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Sedella Superb modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern villa (127m²), open plan living/dining/kitchen, large covered terrace, pool, quiet rural setting, stunning countryside and mountain views.

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Opportunity to buy 2 modern villas (322m²), in a quiet secluded rural setting, stunning countryside and mountain views, 2x pool and both villas have rental potential. The nearest villages are Arenas and Sedella. ref: v1178 EPC - In process

A large 6 bed, 3 bath village house (210m2) with potential to create a B & B or a large family home. With a central location all of the local amenities are all close at hand. A must to view!. EPC - In process ref: v1175

A large 6 bed, 3 bath village house (210m2) with potential to create a B & B or a large family home. With a central location all of the local amenities are close at hand. A must to view! EPC - F ref: t869

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Price:325,000 Euros

Competa Superb 3 bed 2 bath villa (150 m²) with excellent access, spacious living accommodation, 3 covered terraces, terrace with bbq and wood oven, pool, garage, well tended land and sea views. EPC - D ref: v1116

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Benamargosa Spacious nicely renovated 3 bed 3 bath village house (128 m²) with large living/dining room and open plan kitchen, courtyard, terrace and large roof terrace with glorious views. EPC - E

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Fantastic 2 bed 1 bath wooden chalet (60 m²) with large living room/open plan kitchen area, 2 double beds, mezzanine floor space and covered terrace.

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Competa Urban building plot in the centre of Competa. Possible to build over 160m² plus roof terrace over 2 separate houses (one to live in and one to rent) or one large family home. Great opportunity!

Alcaucin Beautiful rustic style villa (154.80m²) with 3 bed and 2 baths. Located on the edge of the national park and just 5 mins drive to Alcuacin, with good road access and stunning mountain, countryside and lake views.

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Competa Fabulous village house (97.23m²) with car parking close by. With 3 beds, lounge, 2 terraces and sea views. A great property for full time or holidays!

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Fabulous 3 bed 2 bath country villa (109 m²) situated within an olive grove with spacious living accommodation, part-covered terrace, gazebo, pool, storage/utility rooms and breathtaking countryside views.

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Fabulous modern 3 bed 1 bath penthouse apartment (93.50 m²) within walking distance of all amenities in Competa. This superb apartment has spacious accommodation, huge terrace with stunning sea views, lift access and parking space. Sold furnished. EPC - E ref: t1123

Walking to beach! Price: 195,000 Euros

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Almayate - Niza Fabulous townhouse (213 m²) with 5 beds, 2 baths and 2 cloak/wcs in a gated development with spacious living accommodation, 2 terraces, balcony terrace and 2 roof terraces with stunning sea and pool views, reserved parking and use of communal facilities. EPC - In process ref:t1120

Torrox Beach Club

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Superb 2 bed 2 bath apartment (75 m²) located at Torrox Beach Club within walking distance of the beach with communal gardens and pool, easy access, parking and breathtaking sea views.

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An immaculately presented 3 bed, 2 bath villa (119m2) with open views. This property has fabulous mature gardens, spacious living accommodation and superb terrace and pool areas. An exceptional property that would make a wonderful full time or holiday home. EPC - F ref: v1150

Stunning traditional rustic style 4 bed 3 bath country house including a selfcontained 1 bed 1 bath guest house (243 m²) with large master en suite bed with balcony terrace, study/office, terraces, covered terrace, pool, garage, mature gardens and sea views. EPC - D ref: v1128

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injuries were mainly bruising and shock. The park's website says the train is the first family rollercoaster in Spain to incorporate the use of virtual reality glasses. El Pais (in Spanish) reported that the trains can run up to 55km/h (34 mph). The Parque de Atracciones, in the capital's largest park, Casa de Campo, opened in 1969.

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Spanish-led police operation has cracked a racket in horsemeat unfit for human consumption, the EU's police agency Europol says. Police in Spain made 65 arrests for crimes including animal abuse, forgery, money laundering and racketeering. Horses in Portugal and Spain deemed unfit for consumption were slaughtered and their meat passed off as edible. A Dutch businessman arrested in Belgium is said to have controlled the illegal trade from south-east Spain. He was first This Months Update sought in connection with a scandal in the Republic of Ireland in 2013, improperly subsidised amid fears ts ever shifting shape has been when horsemeat was found in beef that American companies are being an icon of the Barcelona skyline burgers, but his whereabouts were undermined. It is Washington's for more than 100 years, the unknown at that time. fantastical spires of Antoni GaudĂ­'s latest move against what it considers to be unfair trade, and most elaborate dream twisting up panish police arrested eleven follows similar approaches to towards the heavens. But as the people on suspicion of sexual Canadian lumber and dairy, Sagrada Familia cathedral finally assault at Pamplona's bull Mexican sugar and a host of other nears its completion, a deepening run this year, authorities said, amid products. The Trump administration land dispute could mean the vision efforts to crack down on aggression is taking aim at the olive industry of Barcelona's famed modernist towards women at the famous San architect is never fully realised. Two after two US companies filed a Fermin festival. Pamplona city blocks now stand in the way of complaint claiming Spanish olives authorities said 14 complaints of GaudĂ­'s original design, and a long are sold at as much as 200pc below sexual assault or molestation had market value. conceived plan to demolish them been received during the nine-day may now be shelved by a city celebration, which in recent years wo trains have collided on a government with modern urban has become almost as notorious for ride at a theme park in the pressures on its mind.Since GaudĂ­ lewd behaviour, groping and even Spanish capital, Madrid. was killed in a tram accident in rape as for its graphic gorings. Some 33 people were hurt, with a 1926, the city has remained Police are also investigating the number taken to hospital for determinedly faithful to the sale of badges bearing sexually evaluation, although emergency masterwork he spent 40 years aggressive slogans, more than 200 services said the injuries were only conceiving. On the centenary of his of which were seized during the light. Two carriages of the Tren de death, the construction of the event, as a potential hate crime la Mina (Mine Train) ride at the temple is due to officially end with against women. Parque de Atracciones collided as the final, principal facade of the Glory and the soaring Jesus Christ one completed its route but failed to stop properly. Police have been tower, all to the architect's exact called in to determine the cause of specifications. the accident.The incident happened S officials have launched an at about 14:30 (12:30 GMT) on Sunday 16th and the park sent out investigation into whether a call to emergency services. The Spanish olives are

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HOTEL BALCÓN DE CÓMPETA THE THREE STAR HOTEL IN THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF CÓMPETA C/San Antonio, 75 - Cómpeta Tel: (+34) 952 55 3662 / 3535 Fax (+34) 952 51 6780 Email: info@hotel-competa.com WHATSAPP: (+ 34) 671132563 FACEBOOK: /HotelBalconDeCompeta Website: www.hotel-competa.com

RESTAURANTE MARIA PROGRAMMEAugust July 2017 PROGRAMME 2017 SUNDAY 4TH JUNE: LIVE MUSIC! “JUKEBOX BANDITS” NEW!!2.00pm BQQ MENU EVERY SATURDAY From on the Terrace. NEW!! POOL . BAR LUNCH MENU FRIDAY 9TH JUNE: IN THE POOL BAR SARDINES TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS “JACK CADE REBELLION” MUSIC! FromFOR 8.00pm on the Terrace. PAELLALIVE EVERY SUNDAY LUNCH .

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Large townhouse with 4 bedrooms and storage rooms with separate access. Terraces and balconies.

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only for abandoned animals, but also providing financial help for those responsible pet owners, if they are on a low income and in need of the services of the two veterinarians in Cรณmpeta. The amazing commitment of the founder and manager, Nina Cordoray Downes, together with all the important work of volunteers and donations from GB, Spain, Germany and Scandinavia, made me keep on working with the trap. Now, after helping around 130 cats and many dogs to have a healthier life through neutering, I am going back to Berlin for work. I am really thankful for all the encouraging experiences and help I had during the last two years. I met so many interesting and marvellous people Action for Animals Bids a Sad Farewell to Ursula Wieja. because of the voluntary work. I his month's piece has been emotionally. I know that this was hope there is someone else who worse twenty years ago, but I written by Ursula Wieja, would like to help with the trap. It is couldn't ignore what I was one of our amazing not always successful, but I guess observing every day. The best volunteers, instrumental in our that's life. We have the chance to answer was to help reduce the trap, neuter return projects. learn patience, humility and doing population through spaying and Sadly, Ursula is leaving us very something good for the animals, the soon to return to Germany. We'd neutering. For me it's the most environment and for society. And it efficient and ethical way to prevent is so wonderful to observe how the like to thank her for all her unwanted animals from suffering incredible work and wish her cats from one population luck in her new future. We'll miss and promote animal protection. As communicate and greet each other long as there are irresponsible and when I take them back. Learning you, Ursula! neglectful people who obviously about cats' behaviour was always a didn't learn to feel any empathy with special gift for me, knowing this an animal in pain, no matter if it's Why I became a 'cat woman' in voluntary work makes a lot of concerning the pigs brutally Andalusia? sense. castrated without any sedation, or When my husband and I came to chicken in tiny cages, held like egg- So, if you feel curious about Spain three years ago I saw the laying machines, or the little positive changes Spanish society working with a trap and you are a puppies or kittens thrown in the had made, for example, fighting sensitive and responsible person, I bins... corruption and providing more would be very glad to introduce you gender equality compared to twenty to the cats and the technical Living in Spain only made sense for procedure, sharing my experience years earlier, when I visited the me if I could help to reduce a little Malaga region the previous time. with you. Feel free to ask Nina from this unacceptable situation. When Action for Animals in Cรณmpeta for we lived in Mijas, I became a We both love walking our dogs in my telephone number. volunteer for Triple A. I learned how this fascinating landscape of the to use a trap to take homeless cats Ursula Wieja Axarquia, but the pleasure is to the vets. After being operated severely reduced seeing the and provided with antibiotics and miserable situation of abandoned Action for Animals Charity Shop, and stray animals. At the beginning painkillers I took them back to Avenida de la Constituciรณn 59, we took some of them to a shelter, where I found them, all of them with Cรณmpeta. visible little triangular cuts in their only to see that the many hardears, in order to differentiate the working volunteers can't solve the Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 still huge problem of overpopulation operated ones from the others. Tuesday to Saturday of cats and dogs either. Even if they Telephone 660586040 After moving to Sayalonga I was try to make the best of their very pleased to hear from Action for Follow us on Facebook: financial bottlenecks, they Animals in Cรณmpeta with their focus Action for Animals (UK/Spain) constantly come to their limits: on neutering cats and dogs, not physically, financially and

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Outstanding 5 Bed 5 Bath House (263m² built, 300m² plot) in great location. Spacious flexible accommodation – large home or one floor as rental. Upper level: living room, fully-fitted wooden kitchen with balcony, 3 double beds, 2 baths. Lower level: lounge, lovely winter white-finished kitchen, 2 double beds and 2 baths, workshop with bathroom (easily converted), sunny terrace & a beautiful pool. Great rental history.

Lovely 2 Bed Village House (85m² built, 40m² plot) in the heart of the village near all amenities. The accommodation comprises: an entrance with a lounge area in a traditional Spanish style, a large kitchen opening onto a patio/garden, a living room, a bathroom with shower plus 2 bedrooms with a large roof terrace.

New 3 Bed 1,5 Bath Country Villa (120m² built, 6,000m² plot), very good access, 2.5 km from village. Accommodation: entrance hall, lounge/dining room with vaulted ceiling & fireplace, kitchen, guest cloakroom, office, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. Outside are 2 porches and a large terrace. There are beautiful views to the countryside and to the Zafarraya Valley.

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Beautiful 3 Bed 2 Bath Country Villa (160m² built, 8,126m² plot), large lounge/dining room with exposed beams, a wood burner, open plan fitted kitchen. 3 double beds, modern family bathroom plus en-suite bathroom, spacious covered terrace, a beautiful garden, 8m x 4m pool and outdoor kitchen with BBQ, ample parking, garage with a shower (easily converted), 2 stables, private well, 2 water deposits, 80 fruit trees, incredible views.

Superb 3 Bed 2 Bath Single Storey Townhouse (115m² built) in hamlet near Periana, amazing views of the lake Viñuela. Accommodation: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one being en-suite, a very modern well equipped fitted kitchen with laundry room, a storage room and a beautifully designed living room with pellet stove. The roof has been left ready and prepared to install a staircase, gaining access to a lovely large roof terrace.

3 Bed Traditional Village House (80m² built). in a quiet hamlet with a beautiful natural environment. Accommodation: living room, kitchen, utility room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom (with bath) and terrace with barbecue area. Every week, there is the bread delivery, vegetables, gas, and some other goods for the neighbours of the hamlet. just 15 minutes from Vélez-Málaga.

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his month of May at Los Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

Spring has arrived and the horses are looking really well after having changed their winter coat for the shint short summer coat. Flowers, birds, the bright light

and early mornings give us another dimension to the experience of a ride in the natural park.

This time we will have the visit of Danish Equin Vet Heidi Nielsen, who is coming to teach us How to keep your horse durable, healthy and happy.Among other things Heidi will work us through; A chiropractical examination of each horse. A thorough examination of the hooves. A checking out the saddle of our horses. An analisis of our riding according to the "Alexander technic". You can read more on Heidis web site: www.dyredoktorheidinielsen.dk

At the end of the month we will be Thomas López Enjoy spring Gant on horseback it is a Avenida Constitución, Local 6 the next clinic at Los organising wonderful treat.." Caballos del Mosquin. This will Abogado/Lawyer 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) occur between the 22nd and 29th Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 14 18 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 27 To advertise call The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 info@gantlaw.eu 2458 To advertise call 637 637 028 028 873 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 20 The Grapevine The Grapevine 12 The Grapevine www.restaurantelpilon.com The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873


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Due to the economic crisis, many property exchanges have transpired where the real value at the time of the transfer is actually lower than the value was when it was acquired. Therefore, there is a good chance that a claim for reimbursement would be successful as no financial benefit has been achieved in the operation due to the fact that the value of the land in reality has not increased. This is the fundamental point on which the Constitutional Court based its decision, under article 31.1 of the Spanish Constitution. When and how to claim back the “Plusvalia Tax” paid? If the “Plusvalia Tax” was paid and it is less than four years since the date of payment, you can demand that the Local Council review the Now You Can Claim Back The Plusvalia Tax amount paid and request a refund. In all likelihood the Local Council ews about the “Plusvalia to pay proportionally for your will refuse the request, which Tax” charged by share of the land on which the would be the end of the Municipal Town Halls has whole block or urbanization is administrative route, so you would been flooding the newspapers built. then need to appeal to the and the television. Administrative and Economic The calculation for this tax is Municipal Tribunal, thereby According to the Spanish based on two elements. The first initiating the legal process which Constitutional Court judgment on corresponds to the increase in the should result in a more positive 16th February 2017 the “Plusvalia value of the land at the time of resolution under the Constitutional Tax” that has been charged on sale or at the date of death. Court's recent ruling. real estate transfers where no The second element that is enrichment of assets has been implemented is the approved tax José Manuel Garzón – Senior achieved, is considered to be rate in each council, this varies in Partner unconstitutional, as it cannot be each municipality. justified that it concurs with its Axarquía Solicitors is part of purpose when there is no real Who is liable to pay this tax? Marbellasolicitors SLP, a group of increase in the value of the land. bilingual lawyers and tax experts The responsibility for payment can that have more than 15 years Below we itemise the basic points fall on an individual or a legal experience assisting foreign relating to this Municipal Tax:entity any time real estate buyers and vendors in Andalucía, changes hands. In the case of an both on the coast and inland. What is “Plusvalia” and how is inheritance, the heir or heirs would it calculated? be liable to pay it, whereas in the Please do not hesitate to contact case of a sale, the vendor/s would us for advice on this, or any other It is a tax based on the increase in be obliged to pay. legal or tax matter for a free, no the value of urban land. It is a obligation appointment, by phone Local Council Tax and is Why is it considered to be on 952 901 225 or by email: calculated using the cadastral unconstitutional to pay mail@axarquiasolicitors.com value, which appears on the IBI “Plusvalia” on every real estate www.axarquiasolicitors.com (rates) receipt. Even if you own an transfer? apartment in a block where you have no land, you would be liable

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BUS FROM COMPETA TO MALAGA The bus from Cómpeta to Malaga runs at 7:15/9:45/15:45 on weekdays

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etting the bus to the coast from Cómpeta to Malaga can be a daunting prospect, for folks new to the area and for holiday makers alike. I, and a few stalwarts, use it on a regular basis and we often notice a look of either fear or excitement on the faces of first time users! The following information from a seasoned bus user may be useful for holiday makers or for residents without transport. The bus from Cómpeta to Malaga runs at 7:15/9:45/15:45 on weekdays. It runs from Cómpeta runs to Sayalonga, Algarrobo, Algarrobo Costa, Torre del Mar, and Malaga. With transfers at Torre del Mar to a smaller bus for the Hospital, the El Ingenio shopping centre and Velez Malaga. You will find the Bus Stop in Cómpeta more or less opposite

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the Tourist Information Centre. It has a shelter, and to the uninitiated this would seem like the obvious place to wait. Unfortunately the bus stops just short of this and most locals sit on the wall exactly where the bus stops. It's a case of every man and woman for himself or herself. Queuing is not really a thing and normally the oldies with the green concession cards get on first and smokers last. Once on board, it's better to sit on the left near the front and to look straight ahead! If you know you're a bad traveller and experience nausea, do carry a bottle of water and a poly bag in case of emergencies. Breakfasting on a full English before taking this journey is not advised! After taking the fare, you may notice the driver pop over to the Chinese shop or stand outside the bus having a cigarette, or

even wander over to the bar to deliver a package. Each driver had a different routine, but the bus always leaves at 9.45 sharp on weekdays (weekends its 9:05 or 9:10). Leaving Cómpeta, the bus wends its way to Sayalonga. The newer buses have seat belts. Some belt up, some make the sign of the cross: it's a matter of personal choice, but by law you should use the belts. Occasionally the bus will stop for a passenger by the side of the road on its way down. The first part of the journey to Sayalonga takes about17 minutes. It stops for about 5 minutes. The lottery seller normally gets on first if he can, and then proceeds to sell his tickets or check tickets while the driver takes fares, then the driver may buy a lottery a ticket, or get off for a quick cigarette. When the lottery excitement is over, the

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bus proceeds down to Algarrobo arriving at about 10:20. At this stop there's sometimes another smaller Loymerbus waiting, and some passengers get a ticket on the larger bus before getting onto the smaller one. Do stay on the large bus until Torre del Mar, even if you are eventually going to get on the smaller bus. Thursday is market day in Torre so the bus gets quite full. Two more unscheduled stops for regular passengers and the bus goes to Algarrobo Costa, or as Las Playas, arriving at about 10:33. If its Torrox or Nerja you are wanting, you'll find the Alsa bus stop over the road near the furniture shop. Algarrobo Costa is the stop for the beaches and for Lidl, which you can see on the left before the bus turns at the roundabout). After Algarrobo Costa the bus carries on to Torre del Mar,

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where you change and cross the road for the smaller bus that goes to the Hospital, El Ingenio and Velez Malaga. If your destination is Malaga, stay on the bus at Torre. You'll reach Malaga at about 11:15, depending on the traffic. The first stop is the Port, but sometimes the driver doesn't stop there unless the bell is rung. It's the stop for Calle Larios, the Historic centre and the Port. If you need the Hospital in Malaga, there are buses by the flower market. Opposite this stop is a small bus station and a Ferris Wheel. From the Port the bus heads on to the Bus Station, which is next to the Train Station. Here you'll find buses every half an hour for the Airport, or you can catch a train to the airport every 20 minutes. Its about 10 minutes on the train and about half an hour on the bus.

The buses back towards Cรณmpeta on Weekdays are 11:30/13:15/18:30 from the same stop that you got off at the Bus Station. The Port stop is by the 'Malaga Tours' bus, by the smaller bus station by the Ferris Wheel. In Torre del Mar the return stop is opposite the Loymerbus office. It leaves at 12:30/14:00/19:30 and reaches Algarrobo Costa about 10 minutes later. The Algarrobo Costa stop is a shelter on the right a little before Lidl. I do hope this is useful to someone. Josephine Drew

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Restaurante Cantueso

Summer opening: Lunch & Dinner Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays Lunch only and closed Monday. Tapas and light bites every day. A la carte always available. Please let us know you are coming – it helps with planning! See our website and blog for menu and latest information

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

Visit Casa Paco in the centre of the village. Offering a large selection of Spanish wines and serving the best steaks in area See Map Spot 5

Upstair terrace with fantastic views now open for private parties Tues -Sun 9am until close

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Enjoy our Artisan ice creams, frozen desserts & home baked products made daily in our kitchens in Competa. Gluten & lactose free Gelato and desserts. Taste our espresso, cappucino or affogato. Natural Fruit Juices. Open every day from 10am & Sundays from 11am No lunchtime closing. Open till late during the Feria de Cรณmpeta We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa www.facebook.com/heladeriacompeta 36 The Grapevine

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Bistro 6 Gilly and Gary welcome you to their new Bistro Bar just down from Plaza Vendimia, Competa.

Special Menu and Regular menu Corkage Available See Map Spot 59

Kitchen Open: 12.00 to 3.30pm & 7.00 to 10.30pm For reservations call 952 55 78 66

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La Esquina Esquina de Miguel de Miguel

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Typical Spanish dishes, Breakfast,tapas & meals Typical meals Quietterrace terrace Free Tapa Tapa with every drink on Saturdays Quiet Free Plaza Plaza Axarquia, Axarquia, We have have traditional battered fish We Cรณmpeta Cรณmpeta & chips, chips, mushy peas & tartar sauce & Tel: Tel: 952 952 51 51 67 67 54 54

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TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant

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WE OFFER AN “EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE” MENU (AS MANY STARTERS, MAIN COURSES & DESSERTS AS YOU WANT) ALL FRESHLY COOKED TO ORDER.

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Well Presented 2 Bedroom Villa Competa - €238,000 - V533

Superb 5 Bedroom Villa With Guest Wing Canillas de Albaida - €325,000 - V517

A well presented 2 bedroom gated villa with pool and mature gardens between Competa and Torrox. Keenly priced.

Superb 5 bedroom villa with pool, guest wing, outside gym and jacuzzi. Vendor keen to sell stating, "no reasonable offer will be refused".

We have clients looking for villas in the area around 250,000 Euros. Please contact us if you have such a property to sell.

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construction, clad, unusually, in slate. The concerts take place in the forecourt of this building, while upstairs is a lovely airy salon where wine and tapas can be served. Their summer evening “Mountain Wine & Music” concerts have already included a glorious piano concert (with a Steinway grand brought in from Granada!), the flamenco dancer Marina Aranda, and the jazz-flamenco fusion of La Bejazz, from Seville. But there's more to come. On 12th August string quartet “Quartzteto” will bring a classical touch to the summer. The string quartet was once considered the noblest form of music and the beautiful and elegant sound of Quartzteto's music might even shame the cicadas into silence! September brings us back to Flamenco with instrumentalist Diego Villegas performing. Diego is leader of a trio playing saxophone, flute and harmonica and promises us an exciting evening with a stirring performance. And on the 23rd there will be a grand finale, with Ellas – another quartet, but this time its four women, who will perform a tribute to the great divas of jazz! Pianist Thomas Kaurich performed at Bodegas Bentomiz in June

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Bodegas Bentomiz Concerts

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ou wake to the insistent static roar of hundreds of chicadas and know it will be another gaspingly hot day. Don't swelter indoors as the day goes on. This is a great time of year to find your Spanish soul. Siesta in the afternoon and enjoy the long cooler night for all it is worth. What better way to that than go to an open air concert at a winery, with wines and gourmet tapas, not to mention some seriously stylish

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music? Bodegas Bentomiz is offering just that. The Bodega is just above Sayalonga in a stunningly beautiful location. On the one hand the mountains, and on the other the Mediterranean sea – between them the steep hillsides. Corumbela is almost opposite, across the valley. On this side you find the vineyard, with the vines now heavy with grapes, and the Bodega itself, a stylish modern

The bar opens at six to allow guests to relax for an hour or two and enjoy the prize-winning Ariyanas wines along with some of André's gourmet tapas. The music starts about 8 o'clock with the last of the evening light shining on the Sierra in the back ground and cool breezes rising up the valley from the Mediterranean sea. To get your tickets or for more information contact reservas@bodegasbentomiz.com or call 658 845 286 … before they run out! See advert opposite.

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ANDALUCIAN EXPERIENCE The Most Unknown and Wonderful Andalusia is Waiting to be Explored

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your holiday as interesting, stimulating, active, or even educational, as you would like it to be: create your own journey and let yourself go!

Or you might be interested in the Family pack which includes the following activities which are Entertaining activities for both young and old

For example as an ideal alternative to the sun and the beach. Learn about the country and its customs while making and enjoying some of the traditional dishes of Andalucia. Or perhaps have a go at Flamenco!

ŸTour around Cómpeta ŸHorse Riding ŸKayak ŸA Sea Cruise ŸCaves / Speology ŸFarewell dinner

As part of the Tourist Culinary Pack Andalucain Experience can offer the following Andalusian cuisine class.

Visit Andalusian Experience in Cómpeta, Plaza 13 Almijara for anything you need, you can also talk to us about some of the experiences we have organized and shared on Facebook or visit our website www.andalusianexperience.net

It is not only about offering accommodation and / or adventure activities, but also, in addition, you can feel what centuries of history have left as a legacy, enjoy the gastronomy, crafts, wineries and The Oil Factory, as well as tasting local products and getting to know the people.

ŸWine and typical product tasting Ÿ4×4 Routes with typical lunch in

The most unknown and wonderful Andalusia is waiting to be explored .Andalucia Experience can arrange a wide variety of activities to make

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FURNITURE, ANTIQUES & DECORATION

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Perfumery, Herbalist, Cosmetics, Jewellery & Gifts

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RESTAURANTE

El Rincon De Mateo

Menu 7.50 Euros Mon -Fri & Selection of tapas Come and try our new menu Canillas de Albaida Natural fruit juices, sangria & mojito’s Tel: 674 760 985 Coffee, cake or muffin 2.50 Euros 50 The Grapevine

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La Taberna de Oscar Plaza Pantaleรณn Romero, 2, Cรณmpeta Tel: 952 55 37 22 email: tabernadeoscar@aol.com

Exotic ingredients, big flavours, dishes to share. Oscar's offers you a wonderful and varied menu that is unique to Competa. We have wok specialities and many vegetarian options. We also offer Spanish and fusion Mediterranean food as well as a 'Specials Board' that changes daily.

New Summer Menu Dishes to share - as before! -Panfried baby squid with chili, ginger garlic and roasted peppers. -Homemade Cod Croquetas -Chicken Kebab Moroccan style with tzatziki

New Brunch Menu Served 12-4pm New Menu & Rooftop Restaurant with lovely views

Serving food from 1.00pm - 4.00pm 7.00pm - 11.00pm

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Noche del Vino 2017 August 15th - Competa

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รณmpeta is best known to many for it's locally produced wine, available both dry and sweet, as well as being plentiful and cheap.

PLAZA ALMIJARA 11:00 The day begins with solemn mass in the honour of Our Lady of the Assumption in the parish One of the most popular annual fiesta's in Cรณmpeta is church in the Plaza Almijara the Noche del Vino (Night of the Wine). On the 15th of . PLAZA DE LA VENDIMIA August it features a program of flamenco and 12.00 Traditional Treading of sevillana music and dance plus plenty of free flowing the Grapes wine! The event pays homage to the town's patron 13.00 Awards ceremoy saint Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and is 14:00 Traditional free lunch of traditionally a day to make merry before the harvest Migas, Bacaleo, salad, grapes begins. But since 1974 and thanks to a local man, and wines of Competa.. Aurelio Fernandez Navas, who started the practice of 15:30 Concert

dispensing free samples of the local wine to revelers, it has become one of the Axarquia's most important yearly events. In the fiesta, which is declared to be of National Tourist Interest in Andalucia, traditional activities such as the foot treading of the locally collected grapes is carried out in the wine press in the Plaza de la Vendimia. It is an ideal day out and to discover how wine is made and to enjoy the local food. Over 300 litres of oil will be on hand to prepare migas, the traditional dish made out of fried breadcrumbs with which to soak up the alcohol. Cรณmpeta sees more than 1,500 litres of wine shared out to the 3,500 visitors who enjoy the day each year and relive one of the most deeply rooted traditions of Cรณmpeta.

All day there is a traditional Medieval market from the Plaza Almijara to Plaza Vendimia During the day entertainment will be provided by local dance and music groups. PLAZA ALMIJARA - 11.30PM Speeches and Flamenco Dancing

Marco Polo Calle Jose Antonio 3 Cรณmpeta

La Taberna de Oscar Plaza Panteleon Romero, 2 Tel 952 55 37 22

This year stocking more gift items than ever along with necessities needed for your holiday. Take time to browse round this shop, set in a traditional townhouse just off the Plaza Almijara. Find that traditional souvenir or buy one of their guide books or maps and plan your visit.

Tucked in a street just off the Plaza Almijara opposite the church. Fabulous food for all tastes from raciones to share to a daily specials board. A great place for vegetarian and meat lovers alike. With a fabulous roof terrace with views across the village.

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La Gelataria, Italian Ice Cream Av de Constitucion, Local 2 Celebrating Noche del vino with a selection flavours such as local Competa honey Chirimoya Sorbet, Mango and other surprises Gluten-free ice cream, milk and sugar, also suitable for vegans. Try our coffee: cold, with ice cream or the classic cappuccino or espresso. Look out for our Iced Lemon Slush during the festival.

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Restaurante El Pampano Avd de Nerja 52 Cómpeta Tel:951 832 810 Sergio and Elena run he restaurant in Plaza Vendimia El Pampano. The restaurant serves everything from coffee to tapas and an la carta menu . It is a definite favourite amongst locals and a prime spot to watch the day activities during the Noche Del Vino festivities.

Restaurante El Pilon C/Laberinto Cómpeta Tel:952 55 35 12 Enjoy a fabulous meal on their terrace or lovely patio. El Pilon restaurant serves Spanish and international dishes using fresh locally sourced produce. Dani welcomes everyone to this well established restaurant ,one of the most popular in the area. www.restaurantelpilon.com

Casa Paco Plaza Almijara 6 Cómpeta Based in the main plaza of Cómpeta, Plaza Almijara . Casa Paco serves fabulous wines accompanied by the best steaks in the village . You can also opt for a lighter meal by choosing a tapa or racion form the menu.. Eat outside in the main plaza or inside at their traditional bar.

Bistro 6 Plaza Vendimia, Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 78 66

Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Avenida de la Consitucion Competa Tel: 951 70 76 38

La Esquina de Miguel Plaza Axarquia Cómpeta Tel:952 51 67 54

Gary and Gilly welcome you to their Bistro Bar just down from Plaza Vendimia. Serving food that little bit different and with a regularly changing specials board you most definitely need to visit more than once on your holiday! Booking is advisable.

The Teteria has both inside and outside comfortable seating areas. It serves a selection of different Morracan specials, various teas and juices plus there is a great shop to browse round. Try their great menu del Dia or fantastic Spanish dishes always served with a smile!

Bar Miguel is found in the main car park area. It has both inside and outside eating and drinking areas. Popular with locals for drinks and snacks. Bar Miguel offers food from tapas to main meals. A great stop off point before heading home.

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Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta Calle San Antonio 75 Tel: 952 55 3662 / 952 55 3535 www.hotel-competa.com A 3 star hotel in Competa with stunning views. Stay in a rooms or bungalow. Relax by the pool which is open to all. Have a drink or meal on their large terrace and soak up the mountain and sea views. Enjoy a cocktail in the evening at their new chill out area.

La Taperia Plaza Almijara Cómpeta Tel : 655 432 659 La Taperia is tucked into the corner of the Plaza Almijara. Serving Breakfast, tapas and a full menu. La Taperia serves well priced meals and traditional tapas and is an excellent base to sit outside and people watch!

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Pavo Real Torrox/ Competa Road Tel: 654 869 083

El Cortico Avd Canillas 6 Competa Tel: 952 553 647

This bar/restaurant is the place to go and have a few drinks and homemade food to get away from the hustle and bustle of Noche del vino celebrations. Or go there early and have a full English breakfast in peace before setting off for the festivities.

El Cortijo restaurant has wonderful views over the village and down to the Mediterranean sea. They offer a wide range of traditional Spanish food along with popular international dishes. New this year they now have vegetarian and vegan menus.

El Recreo Avenida Torrox, 1 Cómpeta Tel : 952 51 60 43

Café Bar Perico La Rampa Cómpeta Tel: 952 553 739

El Recreo is found behind the Town Hall opposite Eroski city supermarket. It consists of an upstairs dinning area and also and an outside terrace .Serving breakfast, tapas and a la carte menu run by Antonio and Belen.

It is situated in a pretty corner of the Plaza Almijara opposite the church. It serves specials such as chicken in Cómpeta wine sauce and a great selection of tapas. Fantastic place to watch the evening Flamenco of Noche Del Vino

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Bazar Andalusi Plaza Almijara bazarandalusi@yahoo.com

Galeria Luz de la Vida Calle Labertino Bajo 15. Competa

Sugar & Spice Calle Cazadores 12 Cรณmpeta Tel:952 51 61 17

A beautiful shop above the Plaza selling wonderful artisan items including clothes, pictures, paintings, bags and an extensive range of jewellery along with many local products. This shop is different from the rest as it sells handmade items, many of which are made on the premises in their work shop.

Exhibiting international art; drawings, ceramics, paintings & sculptures. The gallery now has a cosy and artistic garden. It is worth a visit whilst wondering around the village during the festivities. onoprints by Lieuwke Loth, ceramics by Anne-Barbera Lenzin and Paz Sanz Fle and much much more!

Situated in a converted donkey bodega, each area of the shop brims with luscious, giftware, food, furniture and ladies clothes. Visit the stall at the Noche del Vino market for the start of our summer clothes sale, or the shop for fabulous selections of giftware & furniture.

Antiquedades y Mas Avenida de Constitucion, no 18 Competa Tel: 618226647

Samsalud Avenida Constiticion, no. 43 Competa Tel 952 516 601

El Bazar de Competa Ave Constitucion, Local 5 Cรณmpeta Tel:952 51 68 95

A beautiful shop selling many styles of good quality furniture, antiques, ceramics, decorative items and interesting objects for the home and garden, all at excellent prices. Visit us if you are buying or selling a property as we offer good prices for unwanted items. Restoration service available. Free delivery.

Samusalud is an Herbalist and Healthcare store. It is a fantastic shop selling ecological, gluten free, vegan and baby food. Therapies are also available massages to Reiki so you can truly relax while you are here in Competa!

Found towards the bottom of the village opposite La Boutique , stocking all the essential toiletries. Take a closer look inside and see the jewellery on display and other gift ideas such as perfume and cosmetics. If you are looking for some natural remedies this is also the place to go.

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WALKING THE LINE “Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.” — Jules Renard

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s Lao-tzu, the great Zen sage said: “A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.” This small, but profound idea is a call to simplicity, to breaking down the big daunting tasks of life into bite-size achievable chunks and most of all to starting somewhere. It's a proverb that applies equally well to walking and writing. The walkers amongst you will understand only too well the psychology of chunking, for what big walk can be started or summit reached without the incentive of snack and drink breaks at various points along the way? Of course, there are some walkers who thrive on the chase: the race to the finish, their competitive streak setting them in motion, propelling them to the top and back at breakneck speed. Whatever the process, no walk can be completed without it first being started,

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without one foot being placed in front of another, and on and on. And so it is with writing. Just as every journey starts with a single step so too does every piece of writing begin with a single word. Step after step is walking. Word after word is writing. It's a helpful thing to remember when giving yourself a hard time for not yet having written that novel or that memoir you've been meaning to craft about your grandparents. Yes, it's breaking the task down into achievable chunks, but most of all, it's about getting started, word after word after word. But the parallels between writing and walking extend beyond the helpful metaphor of getting started. As Ferris Jabr wrote in the New Yorker in 2014 “Since at least the time of peripatetic Greek philosophers, many other writers have discovered a deep, intuitive

connection between walking, thinking, and writing.” Not only does walking increase the blood flow to the brain, thereby aiding thinking, it is also requires little in the way of conscious thought, allowing the mind to wander and to stroll unhindered through the labyrinth of the imagination. In his 2009 book, The Lost Art of Walking, Geoff Nicholson talks in depth about the relationship between walking and creativity. “There is something about the pace of walking and the pace of thinking that goes together,” he says. “Walking requires a certain amount of attention but it leaves great parts of the time open to thinking. I do believe once you get the blood flowing through the brain it does start working more creatively.” Writing in the 1850s, Henry David Thoreau waxed lyrical about the necessity of walking and the call that beckons you to

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both lose and then find yourself in the wilderness, not as something separate to the natural world but as an essential part of it. Rediscovering that connection can gift us riches of understanding and creative imagination by helping us to break through the veneer of daily habit and tap into something deeper and more profound. In my own experience, it is the steady pace and rhythm of walking that seems to act like an Archimedes Screw, drawing thoughts and ideas from somewhere deep within and delivering them to my conscious mind, unhindered by the trappings and distractions of the everyday. I can be similarly transported whether walking in urban or natural landscapes, but what is interesting to me is the quality of the thoughts and ideas that arise. My wilderness walking conjures ideas that are often mythic or folkloric, I think about

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ancestors, the traces we leave behind, human connection to landscape and place. Urban walks conjure ideas about dereliction, dystopia, what is broken, what can't be mended. The edges between these natural and urban experiences are soft and porous, so the wildwoods can also be fearful places full of dark metaphors just as the concrete jungles can be full of heart and home. What seems to be most important of all is not to approach walking with the intention of creating. The advice sometimes given to blocked writers is to 'take your story for a walk'. It's great advice, as long as you don't overburden the walk with the story. Instead, feel the quality of the ground beneath your feet, watch the kestrel hover as it spies its prey, listen to the wind rushing through the trees, allow your hands to brush through sun-warmed shrubs of

Rosemary and Thyme, releasing clouds of hungry scent, watch the small blue butterfly swoop in Us from flower to flower, staying just ahead of you as though a natural tour guide. Walk alone or walk with companions. Talk about nothing and everything. Have moments of solitude and silence. Just be. From that place, the great thread of the Archimedian Screw will slowly begin to deliver riches from the deep. All you have to do is to be ready to receive. Fiona Mason Writing AxarquĂ­a Writing and Walking Retreat CĂłmpeta 4-9 September 2017 Some non-residential places available. For more information, email: write@writingaxarquia.com www.writingaxarquia.com

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New Service available from the offices of Construciones Schmid, Competa

Your Personal Interior Design Service The greatest satisfaction I get is when, with my help, people are amazed with the end result for their home or workplace after I have come up with a completely new concept or perspective. From one room to an apartment or whole garden design. Personal shopping service Concept for one room only 100 euro Please call me for more details anytime. 0049/151 4048 52 64 - Andrea Slater

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INTERIOR DESIGN An Interview with Andrea Slater

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ndrea Slater is not new to the area she has had a finca in the Natural Park for nearly 20 years but she now feels it is time to slow down her work in Germany and focus on building a business here in Andalucia. Andrea is an Interior designer and as she talks, it is evident how passionate she is about her work, her own finca demonstrates her natural talent and she talks excitedly about how she would love to help people transform their homes and revamp local bars and restaurants. Andrea is originally from Germany and since she was a little girl she was always interested in nice things. She drove her parents mad with constantly changing her bedroom, having found new pieces of furniture, lamps, material or just bits and bobs! Her love of getting a bargain and serious trawling of car boot sales means she is a great believer that Interior design does not have to be expensive. Often she finds a beautiful piece such as a

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silver platter or a large glass lamp and then creates a picture or story in her head and then shops to make the idea a reality. In her own home she pointed out various items she had bought for less than 10 euro, some for as little as 1, which she sprayed, cleaned or painted and then created a design around it, with amazing results. Areas of her own home and garden have been transformed into something unique and beautiful. What was a hobby in her teenage years soon became a passion so it was natural to study Interior Design in Germany. After further education it was easy to gain employment using her skills in a photo studio where she learnt more about the importance of light and staging sets. Employment was never a problem and she worked for 2 big catalogues where Andrea gained experience in both indoor and outdoor shooting. In 1999 she set up her own business, becoming self employed which was successful from the start as she worked for many of the

same clients as before. Around this time Andrea was planned a holiday to Andalucia, she had chosen the area of Frigiliana and drove from Germany with her dogs and a previous partner. They had a wonderful holiday and loved the area and relaxed way of life. She explained this is very different to Germany where there are restrictions on their lives such as no mowing the law on a Sunday due to noise pollution and no washing of cars due to water contamination. They looked at buying and saw pictures on the internet of a lovely remote finca in the Natural Park that was up for sale. They viewed the property and that that was it. They immediately put a deposit down and Andrea called her father from Spain to say put my house on the market in Germany immediately! They drove back to Germany and 3 days later their house was sold. However, as often things are when buying in Spain, it wasn't straight forward after this. They were informed that the price included only 25,000sqm of land and now it wasn't possible to split the plot

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he house was on which was 51,000sq meters. This meant the price rose considerably but Andrea was not deterred. She wanted the house so she put everything into it and lived from client to client. At the time she worked across the country for various bars and shops that paid her travel expenses and put her up in hotels. Before: Eventually she earned enough to pay off the house and start renovation. For the last 17 years Andrea has split her time between Germany and her home in the natural park. In one year she flew back and forth 36 times. In more recent years she has taken things a bit easier and is trying to spend more and more time in Andalucia. She has another partner since buying the house and they have now been together for 11 years and they both want to spend more time in their home in the Natural Park. This doesn't mean Andrea wants to stop working, quite the contrary, she is always working if

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it's not for clients its making changes to her own home, renovating, restyling, decorating and sewing. The ideal plan would be to have enough clients in the area in order to reduce the amount of time working in Germany. Andrea has already worked for a few people in the area for example she did a After:

quick make over to a town house that had not been sold for 2 years and then 4 weeks Andrea had revamped it, the house sold. There are many areas where Andrea can help from when a house is bought give new ideas for the whole concept of a new home, make an existing home or room nicer or help sell homes. Initially, Andrea meets with the client, usually at her home as this provides a great platform for clients to see what she can do.

They look through catalogues for colour schemes and ideas. As ideas are formed together a concept board is created that can consist of colour charts, pictures of furniture and fabrics and this board will form the basis of the whole redesign of a room, garden or entire home. The consultation can end here or Andrea can go shopping with the client and then follow the concept through to the end redesign result. Throughout our conversation Andrea kept pointing out the service needn't be expensive a redesign doesn't have to cost the earth and employing an Interior designer isn't only for the rich and famous. She loves her job, she loves helping people and creating their ideas and the best reward is seeing the pure pleasure her clients have when they have completed the redesign together. See her advert on page 61

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21 SECRETS OF FIT PEOPLE By Lana Holt

1. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink from it often. 2. Think twice before deciding what to eat and why, making sure that it is healthy and will provide you good nutrition. 3. Measure intake based on activity, not how you "feel.” Need should mandate intake, not mood. 4. Eat well-balanced meals and remember that excessive calories, even if they are fat-free and high protein will turn to excess weight! 5. If your diet is unbalanced, try a daily vitamin and mineral supplements for total health. 6. Limit caffeine and exposure to even second hand smoke. 6. Focus on short-term fitness goals with an emphasis on completing daily exercise. 7. Keep a daily log of what you’re actually eating… this includes grabbing a handful of chips here, the crust of your kids sandwich, and all your snacking.

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8. Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely. Remember that no matter how hard you’re working out, if you’re consuming too many calories, you’ll never see the muscles that lie beneath layers of fatty tissue.

new levels of intensity. 15. Subscribe to fitness magazines to keep focused on health as an overall way of life. 16. Invest in the right tools, good shoes, a health club membership, a portable MP3 player, fitness equipment, a personal trainer, etc.

9. Enjoy an occasional (once a week) “unhealthy” treat, but never an “unhealthy” week or “unhealthy” 17. Don’t compare your body to vacation. others. Instead, work to be your personal best. 10. Limit alcohol intake to special occasions. 18. Move beyond the boundaries of weight loss and into total fitness. 11. See fitness and health as a privilege, not something to take for Measure success by the way your clothes fit, and not a number on a granted. scale. 12. Enjoy contributing to the health 19. Make it your goal to do some of others by having a partner or form of exercise 6-7 days a week. friend to exercise with, as well as recruiting others who desire to feel 20. Create an exercise schedule better and have more energy. the day before, instead of leaving it to chance or waiting to “find” the 13. Avoid monotony by taking up time. new forms of exercising or using things that keep you motivated and 21. Get adequate amounts of inspired like new shoes or great sleep. Remember that people who music. exercise regularly fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. 14. Work to take your exercise to

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Calle del Mar 23 29740 Torre del Mar, Málaga Tel. (0034) 952 547 601 Mob. 649 123 068 info@casa-terreno.com

Urb. Costa del oro Blq 3, local 14 Torrox Costa, Málaga Tel. (0034) 951 196 388 Mob. 649 123 068 torrox@casa-terreno.com

La Viñuela

Ref: 4535 Built: 175m² Plot: 5300m2

Wonderful Villa in La Viñuela with 5,300 m² plot. The villa is divided into two floors, the first floor is composed of a spacious living room with fireplace and exit to the outside, the kitchen is fully equipped with High quality appliances and storage room, a bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a toilet. On the second floor are two bedrooms also both with bathrooms en-suite, a wardrobe and a terrace. On the outside it has a covered terrace, private garden, private pool, private parking place, water tank and in addition the ground floor is adapted for the disabled persons. For more comfort you have air conditioning, double glazed windows, marble floors and alarm. Sold partially furnished.

Price: 359.000€

Benajarafe Built: 256m²

Ref: 4480 terrace: 183m2

Fantastic villa in Benajarafe divided into three apartments ideal as investment and apartments rentable, great panoramic views to the sea, an apartment consists of three bedrooms and two bathrooms with 88m². The second has three bedrooms and a bathroom 90m², the third has three bedrooms and a bathroom, 85m². It has a private terrace and roof terrace with panoramic views of the sea. Price: 190.000€


El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

Mov: 617 066 855

email: elcortjocompeta.gmail.com

El unico restaurante en Competa

! A unique restaurant in Competa ! Carne a la piedra, a tu gusto y Carta

Meat cooked on the stone to your liking and full a la cart menu

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Flamenco Nights

ur 3rd August & ur 31st August

Mejores vistas a la costa Abierto 6 noches cada semana de 18.30 - 23.00 Open 6 nights a week from 18.30 - 23.00 Jedeu / Abend / Geoffuet 18.30 -23.00 Cerrado el lunes Closed Mondays Domingos de 13.00-16.00 Sunday Lunch 1pm-16.00 Sonntag von 13.00-16.00 Ternera asada 7€ Roast Beef 7€ Roastbeef 7€

Best views to the coast 15th August Open all day and night for the Noche del Vino

Carta completa Vegana y Vegetariana Full Vegan and Vegetarian menu!

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ASESORÍA ALJARIFE Notarial Title deeds, Wills, Catastral Corrections, etc. General Administration Transfers of vehicles, driving licences, matriculations, etc.) Tax declarations Creation of businesses Accounts General insurances See Map (house, car, health, etc) Spot 22

We speak Spanish, English, German, Finnish, French, Italian

More than 20 years ago Asesoría Aljarife opened its’ doors to the public. Since then, hundreds of companies and individuals in the Axarquia region and from the Malaga Province have left in our hands the responsibility to advise them to get the best possible results for their businesses. We are a group of highly qualified professionals that work for you. Economists and administrators with a wealth of experience that are at your disposal any time in order to make your life easier.

www.aljarife.com ASESORÍA ALJARIFE C/ San Antonio, 8 - 1º 29754 CÓMPETA Málaga Teléfono:(34) 952 51 66 00 Fax: (34) 952 51 67 29

GESTORÍA LÓPEZ NAVAS C/Ros Alférez 4 Bajo C 29740 TORRE DEL MAR Málaga Teléfono: (34) 952 54 25 04 Fax: (34) 952 54 17 47

El Recreo

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Pajareria Peluqueria canina Bird Shop Canine Hair dressing Los mejores products para tu mascota The best products for your pets Repartimos a Domicilio Home Deliveries

Tel: 952 51 61 18 664 84 50 51 Mobile: 654 466 768 Avda. Canillas 7, COMPETA (MALAGA)

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Located next to the Town Hall in Competa

Antonio and Belen welcome you to their Bar and Restaurant

Breakfasts, Tapas, Pizza, Roscas Montaditos, Fish Dishes, Meat Dishes BBQ Meats, Ice Cream & Traditional Cocktails Inside Seating & Upstairs Restaurant Outside terrace and roof terrace Daily Specials Board

Open 9am until late Kitchen open 11-4pm & 7pm-11pm Closed Tuesdays - Tel: 952 51 60 43 To advertise call 637 028 873


Pavo Real

Bar and Restaurant Open 6 days a week (incl. Kitchen) 12.00pm until late - TEL: 654 869 083 Closed Wednesday’s

Traditional Sunday Lunch Roast Chicken & Beef & with all the trimmings Lamb available if pre-ordered by Thursday afternoon 1 course 9 euro, 2 courses 10 euro or 3 courses 11 euro

Spit Roast Chickens 7.50 euro (Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun) call to order

2x 50"TV's so can show different matches at the same time To advertise call 637 028 873

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THE QUICK CROSSWORD Across

Down

1. Governance (14) 10. Malicious burning (5) 11. Ceramic ware (9) 12. Male ruler of an empire (7) 13. Far beyond a norm (7) 14. Utilizers (5) 16. Cutbacks (9) 19. Circumference (9) 20. Hair net (5) 22. Pretentious (7) 25. Antiquated (7) 27. Association (9) 28. Discrimination against the elderly (5) 29. Achievement (14)

2. Vanish (9) 3. Not outer (5) 4. Crucial (9) 5. Half of six (5) 6. Vigilance (9) 7. Absurd (5) 8. Convent (7) 9. Boat (6) 15. Conference (9) 17. Pennants (9) 18. Separation (9) 19. A mild powdered seasoning (7) 21. Leave suddenly (6) 23. Melodies (5) 24. Oar (5) 26. Allegation (5)

Solution on page 82

1. Which colour appears along with red on the Albanian national flag? 2. The Gracie family from Brazil are renowned competitors in which martial art? 3. The withdrawal of which candidate led to Theresa May winning the Conservative Party leadership election on 11th July 2016? 4. What was Elvis Presley's middle name? 5. The Cornetto Trilogy of films were directed by which British director? 6.Which is the most northernly county in Ireland? a) Sligo b) Donegal c) Monaghan 7.Which piece of bathroom fixture takes its name for the French word for pony? 8. Around which year did Gutenberg invent the printing press? a) 1640 b) 1540 c) 1440

9. Which female author released 'Into The Water' in May 2017? 10. Who became the first man to free-solo climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in 2017? a) Alex Honnold b) Tommy Caldwell c) Evan Dollard See page 82 for answers

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Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

Lots of changing special offers Also Fresh Herbs & Ambient Products Delivery Service to Restaurants Fruteria Jara, Avenida de la Constitución Local 3, Competa

Mon - Fri: 8.30-2.30 & 5.00-8.30

Sat: 8.30-2.30

Sun: 10.00-2.00

GIANT DEFY ROAD BIKE Shimano Gears, Giant sr2 Wheels SIZE: Medium Second hand with some marks and scratches

260 Euros Competa Tel: 637 028 873 / 618 360 290 info@tiendadedardos.es

taxiSILVIA déjate llevar

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Your preferences From the village to the country side, a day trip to Granada, to the hospital, the airport or shopping in Málaga, traveling with Taxi Silvia is a pleasure. Prices With Taxi Silvia there are no unpleasant surprises about the price, we work with fixed rates for several journeys like to the airport or between the village and the country side. Before we drive off the price has been agreed upon.

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GETTING DOWN WITH THE SKY VIRGINS Martin Robinson Raises money for Cudeca

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t 11.15 am on Wednesday the 12th of July 2017 I was assisted out of an aeroplane door attached to my instructor and fell 10,000 feet for a minute before our parachute opened to deposit us sedately on the grass at the Dunkeswell Flight Centre in Somerset, England. I was nearly 70, I had cancer and I was raising money for Cudeca, the Spanish cancer charity. It was not fear that ran through my veins in the plane on our way up to 5,000 mtrs but the adrenaline of excitement of doing something extraordinary that I had wanted to do for years. I had a slight panic attack ten seconds after we exited the plane behind the photographer; the natural "flight or fight" reflex that is deep within us all kicked in as we reached terminal velocity of 120 mph. Arching my back, and putting my head back with my legs bent under instructor Andy, we soon stopped tumbling into a stable

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flight position as he deployed the small drogue chute to stabilise us. Having practiced these positions in training and seen the video all 16 of us rushing to the ground were competent "tandem virgins" reassured in the knowledge that our parachutes would open automatically by computer if our instructor didn't pull the cord for any reason.

and added to the occasion. The elation after landing driven by bucket loads of adrenalin made me a little high. Our instructors helped us take off our harnesses and yellow jump suits back in the equipment room and we went over to the small cafe to watch the individual videos of our epic experience.

The jolt of the main chute opening after 60 seconds of free fall surprised me with it's violence. Slowing from 120mph to 20mph in about 3 seconds is a high G force transition.

The amazing coincidence of this event was that Andy lives in Appledore, North Devon literally round the corner from my old business at Skern Lodge; the business that I started over 40 years ago. Not only that, he was Steering with the line toggles was one of the first students to attend a easier than I thought, Andy taught course at Cornwall College run by me how to put us into a downward the department that I later spiral over the drop Zone to land developed when I left Appledore. with the traditional sliding in on the Maybe the concept of 6 degrees of backs of our legs to come to a separation from anybody is true. somewhat undignified "sitting" landing with no drama. At nearly 70 I think I have found a new sport! Passing through small clouds on the way down was a bit surreal Martin Robinson

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GETTING DOWN WITH THE SKY VIRGINS Martin Robinson Raises money for Cudeca

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t 11.15 am on Wednesday the 12th of July 2017 I was assisted out of an aeroplane door attached to my instructor and fell 10,000 feet for a minute before our parachute opened to deposit us sedately on the grass at the Dunkeswell Flight Centre in Somerset, England. I was nearly 70, I had cancer and I was raising money for Cudeca, the Spanish cancer charity. It was not fear that ran through my veins in the plane on our way up to 5,000 mtrs but the adrenaline of excitement of doing something extraordinary that I had wanted to do for years. I had a slight panic attack ten seconds after we exited the plane behind the photographer; the natural "flight or fight" reflex that is deep within us all kicked in as we reached terminal velocity of 120 mph. Arching my back, and putting my head back with my legs bent under instructor Andy, we soon stopped tumbling into a stable

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flight position as he deployed the small drogue chute to stabilise us. Having practiced these positions in training and seen the video all 16 of us rushing to the ground were competent "tandem virgins" reassured in the knowledge that our parachutes would open automatically by computer if our instructor didn't pull the cord for any reason.

and added to the occasion. The elation after landing driven by bucket loads of adrenalin made me a little high. Our instructors helped us take off our harnesses and yellow jump suits back in the equipment room and we went over to the small cafe to watch the individual videos of our epic experience.

The jolt of the main chute opening after 60 seconds of free fall surprised me with it's violence. Slowing from 120mph to 20mph in about 3 seconds is a high G force transition.

The amazing coincidence of this event was that Andy lives in Appledore, North Devon literally round the corner from my old business at Skern Lodge; the business that I started over 40 years ago. Not only that, he was Steering with the line toggles was one of the first students to attend a easier than I thought, Andy taught course at Cornwall College run by me how to put us into a downward the department that I later spiral over the drop Zone to land developed when I left Appledore. with the traditional sliding in on the Maybe the concept of 6 degrees of backs of our legs to come to a separation from anybody is true. somewhat undignified "sitting" landing with no drama. At nearly 70 I think I have found a new sport! Passing through small clouds on the way down was a bit surreal Martin Robinson

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Sudoku Challenge A true Sudoku Master can complete the puzzles below in less than fifteen minutes!

Level: Easy

Level: Intermediate

See page 82 for Sudoko Answers

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El Mosquin trekking - working holidays - riding holidays Cรณmpeta Tel: 608 658 108 www.horseriding-andalucia.com email: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Horseriding in Andalucia

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he lovely andalusian horses at Los Caballos del Mosquin are ready to take you out for a ride this summer. Situated between Competa and Canillas de Albaida in the Axarquia region, right on the doorstep to the natural park; "Sierras Almijara and Tejeda" - with a view to la Maroma to one side and the mediterranian to the other side, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers a variety of horseriding experiences.

Even if it is high summer, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers a

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range of possibilities for horseriding during the summer season. You can enjoy riding out early in the morning or enjoy sunset from the back of a horse on tracks out in the beautiful national park. For the unexperinced rider, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers shorter rides every day, and for the rider seeking more challenges - besides the daily tours, there are special rides out - like for instance the "BuenaVista Ride" every saturday and sunday. This is a half day ride with a picnic stop.

Do you feel a little rusty with your riding skills? Los Caballos del Mosquin also offer a "brush up" in the new and bigger riding school. Many riders like to combine the two things and that can be a lovely combination of a little more tempo in the school and a very relaxed riding out in the nature of Andalucia. We did not plan for any foals this year at Los Caballos del Mosquin, but our mare Farina looked a little out of shape, and when our vet found the mare pregnant with a possible new foal in July, everybody was really surprised when a lovely filly was full born on March 14th. Come and meet our "Sorpresa con H" - the sweetest foal of the year, and have a coffee or a refreshment under the Algarrobo tree. For more information: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

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BEFORE

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NEED A NEW KITCHEN? IDECOCINA, Torre Del Mar

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ince 1980 IDECOCINA has been engaged in designing and fitting all types of kitchens in all range of styles, including accessories and electrical appliances. They offer comprehensive service performed by their own company staff.

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They provide solutions for any space issues, storage and layout and provide the most convenient and economical option for you. They offer you solutions for your requirements and professionally advise you about any question regarding your kitchen.

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From refurbishment works to installation of kitchens, they perform everything so that your kitchen is ready from the start in perfect conditions. Your only concern is to choose what you like the most and they will do the rest (See advert opposite for contact details).

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Your Pets will enjoy a wonderful holiday surrounded by nature and in modern facilities For more information call us on:952 535 417 : 686 904 792 : 616 371 034

Periana - Tel 952 53 71 25 No. 14 Calle Iglesia - 29710 1000-1330 Tueday, Thursday & Friday Canillas de Aceituno - Tel 952 51 80 71 Calle Placeta, Edf. Arboso,bajo, 29716 1000- 1330 Monday & Wednesday Caleta de Velez - Tel 952 55 03 76 Calle Colonia de Puerto, 112 By appointment For appointments and any queries please call 691700587

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•August 2017 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April

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TAURUS

he opportunity to increase your income could spur you on to channel more energy and inspiration into career matters. Some intense dreams could reveal a lot about your motivation, which might increase your self-awareness.

GEMINI

CANCER

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e sure that you get the credit you deserve for all you do. Try not to fall into selfpity. Be yourself and people will naturally follow your lead. Now is an excellent time to make plans for the future.

LEO

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22th November - 21st December

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undane tasks and routine chores won't be painful after you set your mind on getting them done. You can accomplish a lot today. Just make sure you keep a level head and keep a firm handle on the reality of the situation.

AQUARIUS

our self-confidence is strong, so use this to your advantage. This energy may be subtle, but if you tune into it early in the day and set a plan for what you want to accomplish, you can be very

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.

23rd August - 22th September

Y

ou instinctively will want to escape the situation and explore your horizons, but something holds you down. Take care of the bills on your desk, and deal with the mess in the bedroom.

SCORPIO

23rd October - 21st November

Y

ou might have been talking a lot lately, and getting those ideas out there is great. Now is the time when you need to lay some groundwork in order to realize those ideas.

he things you say and do have a strong impact on others. This is a fantastic day to take charge and lead others who seem to be floundering. Your solid perspective will be an asset in every situation.

Y

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at chocolate in the morning and go jogging in the afternoon. Sleep in late and go to bed early. It's also a day of grounding. Spend time at home and make more calls than you normally would.

ou might be making mountains out of molehills. Realize that there's a path for everybody. Put your stinger away today. It's powerful, but it won't do any good. Keep your power under wraps.

SAGITTARIUS

ou have the desire for travel, perhaps to visit a friend who lives far away. You may actually set the wheels in motion to make it happen. Social events could take up your time and you could meet someone interesting

VIRGO

Y

LIBRA

Y

CAPRICORN

22th December - 19th January

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PISCES

he more you slow down and adopt a caring, sensitive, receptive attitude, the more things will naturally flow your way. This isn't a day to fight. It's a time to connect with others on a symbiotic level.

Y

ou have a great opportunity to accomplish a lot. People are less concerned with frivolous drivel than they are with setting a plan to meet an important goal.

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

Tin Tin Tin Tin IS the place where you can go and have a full day of beauty treatment: Perm, colouring, hi and low light, wash & set also cuts for men and children, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up.

New at Tin Tin By Elllie Fullylove Manicures & Pedicures Gell Polish Manicures & Pedicures Acrylic Nail Extensions See Map Spot 26

Nueva villa de Cómpeta (Just behind Café Cómpeta)

Tel: 952 516 416 English, Danish & Spanish

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Mon - Fri 9.30-13.30 & 17.00-19.00 . .

Sat 10.00 - 14.00

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Bazar Andalusi Crafts Workshop, Pottery, Glass Painting, Antiques, Exclusive Artworks from Local Artists, Natural fibre Clothes, Sterling Silver, Precious Stones Plaza Almijara, 5 Tel. 659 476 038 http://bazarandalusi.blogspot.com.es email bazarandalusi@yahoo.com

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Lfs Offers a Large Variety of Bedding and Accessories to Suit Every Pocket. Visit us at the Trapiche Market every Tuesday. Visit our facebook page lfsinteriors Out website is still under construction so not all of our products are on there yet.

www.lfsbeddingandinteriors.com If you would like to view a particular item that you have seen on our web or facebook page let us know and we can bring it to the Farmers market for you to look at with no obligation to buy. Contact us on English 655 553 843 To advertise call 637 028 873


Breakfasts, tapas dishes, Lunch, A La Carte menu Come for coffee and cake! Variety of Ice creams Tel: 951 832 810 - 690 221 100 facebook.com/RestauranteElPámpanocompeta

A great venue for a special event and fantastic views of the hanging houses of Competa!

Asesoria Axarquia Our office has offered comprehensive help and advice to our foreign clients in the Axarquia area for more than 15 years Our experience is based on: Land Registry: • Registration of properties • Corrections/Update of properties • Plot measurements and ownership exchanges

Deeds: • Purchase and sale contracts • Property new building declarations • Inheritances • Wills

Taxes: • Non resident tax (for foreigners with properties in Spain) • Resident taxes (for foreigners with residency in Spain)

Property Management: • Advice in Community issues • Administration of incomes and expenses • AGMS

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

Avd. Andalucía 65-A 29740 Torre del Mar Málaga Tel. 952 54 51 05 info@asesoriaaxarquia.es To advertise call 637 028 873

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Brummie walks into a tailors... "Alroit, mate. I'd like a 70s suit, please." The tailor says, "Certainly sir, and would you like a kipper tie?" Brummie says, "Thanks mate, two sugars!

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Did you know that most Americans pray before they eat? Can you imagine that, praying 18 times a day? A good piece of chocolate has about 200 calories. As I enjoy two servings per night, and a few more on the weekends, I consume 3500 calories of chocolate in a week, which equals one pound of weight per week. Therefore... In the last 3 1/2 years, I have had a chocolate caloric intake of about 180 pounds. I weigh only 165 pounds, so without chocolate, I would have wasted away to nothing about three months ago! I owe my life to chocolate.

I've just had a new Thesaurus delivered from e bay, on opening found all the pages were blank.. I have no words to describe how angry I am.

When I was growing up plastic surgery was a bit of a taboo subject, these days if you mention botox no one raises an eyebrow

I went out last night to a Japanese restaurant and noticed all the waiters looked like Hercule Poirot ! Then it dawned on me... it was a Suchet restaurant.

I taught my dog to play the trumpet on the London underground. He went from Barking to Tooting in 20 minutes..

Went on a date with a maths teacher. We had takeaway.

Bought a book on safe cracking the other day. I've tried but I just can't get into it

I saw an RAC man crying in his truck yesterday. I asked “What's up?" He replied "I'm heading for a breakdown!"

I see the bloke who invented predictive text has died. His funfair is next Monkey .

Apparently lots of rock stars from the 1980s are now down on their luck. I heard Mark Knopfler was in dire straits.

Sudoku Answers from Page 74

I haven't seen a cowboy film in ages Its all quiet on the western front I rang up the AA, and said 'can I have an itemised bill?' He said 'we don't do breakdowns'

Crossword Answers from Page 70

Pub Quiz (Pg 70)

1. Black 2. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3. Andrea Leadsom 4. a) Aaron 5. Edgar Wright 6. b) Donegal 7. Bidet 8. c) 1440 9.Paula Hawkins 10. a)call Alex Honnold To advertise 637 028 873

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CAMPO CUTTINGS BY LORRAINE CAVANAGH How We've Changed Cómpeta!

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those of you who've been around long enough to remember, look how it – and Cómpeta - have changed! Back in those days, my Mediterranean Garden Plants book was fairly newly out on the market and I was combining my love of It only seems like yesterday (and a plants, gardens and writing – much bit!) when Helen first asked me if I as I still do. With the Grapevine and myself both being Cómpeta would write monthly gardening residents, it was the ideal articles for the magazine. The combination. A lot of water has not, Grapevine Magazine was only in general, flowed down the dry about a year old then and, for t is 10 years ago that I first started writing for the Grapevine magazine; 120 articles completed and entered on time, some 96,000 words – a breeze!

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river beds since then but time has certainly flown by! At that time, some of you may remember, the Garden Centre was temporarily closed and I was concentrating on landscaping work and my writing. However, the pull of selling plants, explaining how best to use them and where they would look their most fabulous was too strong and, around that same time, I re-opened Viveros Florena.

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Thus there are a lot of celebrations going on this year and this month in particular is special to me as I will be celebrating another birthday too, my 65th. And, on these steamy hot summer afternoons whilst swinging gently in the hammock, I can´t help but look back. Isn´t that what you're supposed to do as the years hurtle past vertiginously? Slow the helter skelter just a little by applying reverse gear. Sixty five years and thirty one of those have been spent in Spain, specifically in and around Cómpeta. A young Spanish friend recently commented that I was more Spanish than him because, at 29 years old, I'd spent more time in Spain than he had! People often ask about how it was back then – well it's the sort of thing I could write another book on – but suffice to say that, through all the ups and downs that life naturally throws at you, I'm still here and loving it. In spite of minor irritations that, let's face it, you will encounter anywhere something must be very right with Spain! I think I know now that I have found my spot.

as we know them, hardly existed. Spanish neighbours would, of course, have a few fruit trees planted around the cortijo, an ancient grapevine elegantly providing shade and dripping uvas in summer; their village-house balconies would be colourful minicascades of geraniums. But nowadays there are fabulous gardens everywhere you look and lots of trees providing shade. At one time I never got asked for shade-loving plants simply because no-one had shade in their open, sun-bleached gardens-to-be. But now we are frequently selling shade lovers to nestle under those elegantly maturing trees that were planted a decade or so ago. Conversely, tree sales are now falling slightly because, I guess, there are only so many trees you can fit in a garden and there are lots of mature gardens around. It's fascinating to have these facts and figures; they help us to mould the Garden Centre to what you want in the future and, coincidentally, the wanderings of my writings too.

I think you've all done a great job with your gardens - I see them as I'm driving around the campo and, indeed, often recognise 'our' plants! Thank you all for making all these years such a delight, and a pat-on-the-back to all of us for greening up the landscape, providing habitats for all types of Viveros Florena has been open a total of 18 years and I've designed, wild-life, helping our planet and ourselves. We all know how planted and sold plants to important it is and it makes our hundreds of gardens during that period. But as I look back over just living spaces so much more pleasurable. The dawn chorus at the last 10 years (and remember the Garden Centre is quite that many of those were the sodeafening and we love the raucous called depression years) some cacophony of it; ten years ago, jaw-dropping figures emerge. For instance, during the last 10 years, there was barely a trill. Now it's a delight to see our robin every we have sold – give or take a winter and be serenaded by the handful – 100,000 plants, 9000 dulcet tones of our blackbird. sacks of compost and 5000 plant Swallows swoop, taking in huge pots. Trees, both fruiting and ornamental, amount to 8000. Think mouthfuls of gnats and mosquitos. Life is good for them and for us. how that changes the local landscape and our surroundings. I We're having a great time so, no, do know that, years back, gardens, I'm not retiring; I'm not quite One of the things that is most pleasurable to dwell on is how I have changed the face of Cómpeta and her surrounds. Now I know that sounds terribly big-headed and definitely not my style, but read on.

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mature enough yet! Maybe I'll grow old like a cork oak, becoming more rugged, crusty and creviced as the years go by – I'd like that. And the young ones will have to wait a bit longer to oust the matriarch! Remember that we will be closed during the month of August – rest time for plants and personnel. Viveros Florena – Probably the best little garden centre in Andalucía! Keep checking our web page for latest news and exciting new stock arriving at the garden centre. Join our mailing list to keep in constant touch. Shop on-line with us for unusual plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products and my books. Winter Hours October to May: 10 – 4, Closed Sundays & Mondays. Summer Hours, June, July & September: 9 – 2, Closed Sundays & Mondays and the month of August. Viveros Florena, Ctra.Algarrobo/Cómpeta km 2, Cómpeta 29754,Málaga Tel:689928201 Web:www.viverosflorena.com Email:florenaspain@hotmail.com And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre Viveros Florena re-opens after our summer break on Tuesday 5th September. We will remain on summer hours through September, 9am until 2pm and closed, as always, on Sundays and Mondays.

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During the fair you can enjoy a large number of events and activities for all ages and free performances by various artists. Dates for Malaga fair in 2017 are the 12th of August (Saturday) until finish, the Saturday 19th.

WORLDS BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning is coming back to Competa, so please keep Friday, 29th September 2017 free and join us from 11am at Cafe/Bar Lorena , Competa. This years event promises to be even bigger and better, remember all those delicious cakes? So come along and join us, have fun and support CUDECA Cancer Care and MacMILLAN Cancer Support. Thank you. Cindy Jones, Cudeca Volunteer, Competa.

MALAGA FAIR The Malaga Fair, in takes place in two areas; one during the day is located in the downtown area of Malaga and the night fair which takes place at Cortijo de Torres. With an audience of about 2 million visitors, the Malaga Fair is an important event on the Costa del Sol.

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Night Fair Located in a different location than the Day Fair, at Cortijo de Torres, the Night Fair is characterized by the large number of rides for all ages and a more comfortable temperature as during the day fair. At the fairgrounds you'll find places serving traditional food, fast food, stalls to buy pancakes and various stalls with all kinds of music. Day Fair During the Day Fair you will find a large number of people from around the world, tourists who spend their holidays in the province and who decide to visit the centre of Malaga to enjoy good food and drink. The downtown streets are decorated throughout the duration of the fair. Folk music and dancing abound in the streets of the city, as well as music for all tastes where predominates the typical Verdiales music.

DIRTY DANCING COMES TO THE COSTA DEL SOL FOR A SHORT SUMMER SEASON Dirty Dancing in the Cervantes theatre.Dirty Dancing in the Cervantes theatre. The hit musical, which closely follows the storyline of the legendary 80s film, will be at the Teatro Cervantes until 6 August FORMER MAYOR OF CASARES SENTENCED TO EIGHT AND A HALF YEARS IN MAJESTIC CASE The Malaga provincial court has sentenced the ex-mayor of Casares, Juan Sánchez, to eight and a half years in prison for several criminal offences all related to corrupt practice while he was at the helm of the town hall. Sánchez, who was also president of the Western Costa del Sol’s Mancomunidad de Municipios, has been found guilty of embezzlement, contracting fraud, corrupt practice, accepting bribes and money-laundering BRITISH MAN FROM NERJA DIES A 75-year-old British man died in hospital mid July after suffering severe burns when a gas canister exploded in his caravan in June. The man, who has not been named, was in his caravan in Nerja on 3 June when the explosion happened, causing him 60 per cent burns all over his body. His back and head were the worst affected areas. He was initially taken to the Comarcal de la Axarquía hospital in Torre del Mar, before being transferred to Carlos Haya in Malaga and then the Xanit, where he remained until his death on Sunday.

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Friday 1 September: Restaurante Esperillas, Canillas de Albaida, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table call 677 974 410

JUKEBOX BANDITS GIGS Friday 28 July: Restaurante Esperillas, Canillas de Albaida, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table 677 974 410

Sunday 3 September: El Fogón del Pibe, Canillas de Albaida, intimate acoustic from 8.00pm - 11.00pm. To reserve a table 622 325 910

Saturday 29 July: Restaurante Maria at Hotel Balcon, Competa, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table 952 553662 Friday 11 August: Fogón del Pibe, Canillas de Albaida, intimate acoustic from 9.00pm - 12.00pm. To reserve a table 622 325 910 Sunday 13 August: Restaurante Maria at Hotel Balcon, Competa, 2.00pm 5.00pm Acoustic at the Pool Bar To reserve a table 952 553 662 Saturday 19 August: Restaurante Maria at Hotel Balcon, Competa, 9.00pm 12.00pm To reserve a table 952 553662 Friday 25 August: Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table 952 553 254 Saturday 26 August: Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta de Velez, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table 653 629 841 or 689 237 643

You can always check the official website of the town hall where you can find a business directory, useful phone numbers, bus schedules www.competa.es

COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS Visit our lovely museums: Museum of art and customs, museum of Sacred Art and museum of costumes. Free entrance to 3 museums open 09:30 – 13:30H and 16:00 – 20:00H, Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday 11:00 -14:00H. Mondays closed. Oficina de Turismo. Do you need more information about Cómpeta? Visit our tourist office at the entrance of the village! Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:30 – 14.00 Sundays: 10.00 – 14.00 Facebook! Are you on Facebook and want to be informed of the latest news of the town hall in Cómpeta? You can find us on: www.facebook.com/ayuntamient odecompeta .

FASTER MOBILE CONNECTIONS AND BETTER COVERAGE REACH CÓMPETA WITH THE NEW 4G Mobile telephone operators will begin to offer 4G services in the 800 Mhz Band Mobile Telephone Operators, telefónica, Vodafone and orange will start offering services on the 4G network in the 800 Mhz Band, which will allow the user to enjoy high-speed mobile connections on technology (4G) with better coverage within buildings and greater geographical extension. In order to ensure the compatibility of the new technology with digital terrestrial Television (Dtt), the operators have set up an entity to deal with any involvement in the reception of the television signal. To check the locations where these services are already active, the following link is available: https://www.llega800.es/listadode-municipios-activos/


C NTACTS DIRECT RY Emergency Numbers Emergency Services Ambulance Fire Brigade Guardia Civil

112 061 080 062

Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

Tel: 952 538 010 Tel: 952 541 104 Tel: 952 533 002 Tel: 958 631 125 Tel: 958 823 591 Tel: 952 529 024

Town Doctors Halls Doctors Canillas de Aceituno Tel: 952 518 250 Cómpeta Calle San Antonio Tel: 951 289 791 Salares Tel: 952 508 906 Sayalonga Tel : 952 552 404 Sedella Tel: 952 508 858 Nerja Tel: 952 523 131 Salobrena Tel: 958 829 332 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 542 396

Municipal Police Canillas de Aceituno Tel: 952 518 000 Tel: 952 518 002 Cómpeta Tel: 605 276 302 Canillas de Albaida Tel: 952 558 321 Nerja Tel: 952 521 545 Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 539 828 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 115 Velez Malaga Tel: 952 549 238 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 965 546 Emergencies 112

Tourist Information Cómpeta Nerja Sayalonga Torre del Mar

Tel: 952 553 685 Tel: 952 521 531 Tel: 952 535 206 Tel: 952 541 104

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Alcaucin Tel: 952 510 002 Archez Tel: 952 553 159 Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553 006 Canillas de Aceituno, Tel: 952 518 002 Cómpeta, Tel: 952 516 006 952 516 025 Periana Tel: 952 536 016 Rio Gordo Tel: 952 732 154 Sayalonga Tel: 952 535 021 Salares Tel: 952 508 903 Sedella Tel: 952 508 839 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 540 471 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 010 Velez Malaga Tel: 952 559 100 Vinuela Tel: 952 519 002 Frigiliana Tel: 952 533 122 La Herradura Tel: 958 827 794 Nerja Tel: 952 548 430 Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 538 200

Taxi’s de Albaida Canillas Silvia: 952 553 180 Maria Jose: 952 553 018 Cómpeta Franquelo: 952 553 662 El Mellizo: 952 516 056 Maximo: 952 516 199 Cesáreo: 952 516 205 Sayalonga Ramiro: 952 535 029

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

Telephone Doctors General Enquires Tel: Speaking Clock Tel : Line Faults Tel: Directory Enquires Tel:

1004 093 1002 025

Airports Doctors Granada Airport Tel: 958 245 200 Malaga Airport Tel: 952 048 804

Bus Doctors Times L= Mon – Sat • D= Direct Nerja – Malaga 06.30L, 07.30, 08.30D, 08.55, 10.10D, 11.10, 11.55D, 12.40, 13.40, 14.55, 16.10, 17.10, 18.10D, 18.40, 19.40, 20.40, 21.15, 21.45D Malaga – Nerja 07.00, 08.15L, 09.15, 10.30, 11.00D, 11.45D, 12.30D, 13.00, 14.15, 15.15, 16.30, 17.30, 18.45, 19.30D, 20.15, 20.45D, 21.30D, 23.00 Nerja – Granada 06.30L, 09.45, 14.30, 15.45, 16.30, 19.15 Granada – Nerja 07.00, 09.00, 10.00, 13.00, 16.00, 17.30L, 20.00 Nerja – Sevilla 07.30D, 16.30, 02.00 Sevilla – Nerja 07.00, 18.00D, 24,00 Canillas de Albaida - CompetaSayalonga - Malaga Mon-Fri Mon-Fri Departs Canillas de Albaida 7.00 - 9.30 - 15.30 For Competa add 5 minutes For Sayalonga add 20 minutes

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Street Markets Monday Torrox Costa Tuesday Nerja Wednesday Algarrobo Costa, Rincon de la Victoria Thursday Velez- Malaga, Frigiliana, Torre del Mar Friday Almunecar, Frigliana, Sayalonga, La Herradura Saturday Cรณmpeta, La Caleta de Velez Sunday Nerja Car Boot Sale, Sayalonga Sayolanga Municipal Market Mon- Fri 8.30am-2.30pm

Church Services Cรณmpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

Church of England Sundays 5.30pm Torre del Mar Lux Mundi Tel: 952 543 334 Evangelical Church Tel: 952 532 825 Fellowship of the King Tel: 958 658 439 Anglican Church of Nerja & Almunecar Tel: 952 525 406

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Consulates

Hospitals

Austria

Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000

Belgium

Tel: 952 399 907

Motril

Denmark

Tel: 952 211 797

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000

Finland

Tel: 952 212 435

France

Tel: 952 214 888

Germany

Tel: 952 363 591

Ireland

Tel: 952 475 108

Italy

Tel: 952 306 150

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955

Sweden

Tel: 952 604 383

UK

Tel: 952 352 300

USA

Tel: 952 474 891

Airlines

Tel: 958 603 506

Vets Naturevets: 952 55 38 50 URG: 617 00 17 23 Nerja Clinica San Fernando (vet Expedito) 609 982 941 Torrox Village & Torrox Costa

608 45 42 70

La Herradura

625 233 778

Cรณmpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

National Holidays

www.easyjet.com www.bmibaby.com

January 1st

New Years Day

www.ryanair.com

January 6th

Three Kings Day

www.thompsonfly.com

February 28th

www.flymonarch.com

May 1st

www.flybe.com

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

www.xl.com

English Radio Stations Global Radio

96.5 FM

Andalucia Day May Day

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion

Wave

96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception

Spectrum

105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day

REM FM

104.8 FM

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BUSIN

Accommodation

Finca el Cerrillo

Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Tel: 952 03 04 44 email: info@hotelfinca.com www.hotelfinca.com

Finca Los Pinos Tel: 619 175 649 The Hotel Balcon Tel: 952 55 3662

Construction

Glass, lighting & blinds

Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Chavos Construction Tel: 952 516 099 Construcciones Schmid S.L Tel: 652 656 066

Hairdressers Drains Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Competa, Malaga heidi@heidisheaven.com Tel: 606 226 645

Airconditioning / Heating

Tin Tin Hairdressers Tel: 952 516 416 E.G.O Tel: 616 022 734

Electricians Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

www.redwell.com

Electrician Tel 951242449

Tel: 952 96 78 03 www.malagaclima.com

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Mob 666707297

www.english-electrician-nerja.com

Cooling and Heating Solutions

Electricians

Sales, Service & Installation

Roger 648 025 901

Air Con, Solar Systems & Pool Heat Pumps

Joe Jones 655 791167

Esola Systems Tel: 952 550 323 Klimacentro Tel: 952 540 786

Food Stores & Shops

Carpenters

Health & Beauty Clinica Europa Tel: 952 530 908 Ian Pett Dental Care Tel: 691 700 587 Rebeccah Curtis Tel: 952 530 122 Feel Good Axarquia Tel: 635 693 282

Interior Design

Broadband Axarwifi Tel: 684 459 620

Jose Luis Persianas Tel: 952 516 397 Tejeiro Carpinteria Tel: 952 51 61 49

La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Furniture Stores

Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Leon Blanco Tel: 618 226 647 La Boutique Tel: 952 553 331

Andrea Slater (Constru Schmid) Tel: 00 449 151 4048 52 64


NESS Insurance

Mechanics & Recovery

Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Tel: 952 507 144

Kitchens

Sunkitchens The Kitchen Professionals Doors & Wardrobes Raul Chica: 653 634 633 Torre del Mar (Malaga)

Kennels & Pets Raza Hotel for dogs Tel: 952 535 417

Language Schools

Property Legal Advice Solutions 4 U Tel & Fax (00 34) 952 55 38 07

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

www.solutions4u-competa.com

Asesoria Aljarife Tel:952 51 66 00 Asesoria Axarquia Tel:952 54 51 05 Thomas Gant Law Tel: 952 51 69 61 CS Lawyers Tel: 952 96 70 04 Axarquia Solictors Tel: 952 901 225

Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

Property Management Locksmiths LOCKSMITH

House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06

UK C&G Qualified, Callouts (24/7) and / or appointments

Call Paul Tel: 664367511

Real Estate

email: pcandmrogers@gmail.com

Plumbers & Water Solutions

Tel: 952 55 33 69

Mov:689 544 777

Leisure & Hobbies Competa Hikes Tel: 619 175 649 Vespa Rentals Tel: 628 44 15 32 Los Caballos Del Mosquin Tel: 608 658 108

Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 Tel:(0034) 951 067 711

www.taurusrealestate.com 952 516 633 / 660 743 670

INMOBILIARIA TU RINCON DEL SOL Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 628 06 97 03

Buy a Home Spain Tel: 952 547 554 Brogan Properties Tel: 952 914 104 Casa & Terrano Tel: 952 547 601

Real Estate

Competa properties Tel: 952 516 107 Axarquia Properties Tel: 609 436 537

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurante Cerezo Large Terrace - 952 553 018 Canillas de Albaida (Málaga) C/Estacion 5 - restaurantecerezo@hotmail.com

VENTA EL CURRO Argentinian Grill

ctra.Corumbela s/n Archez (Malaga)

www.ventaelcurro.com Bar-Restaurante

Las Esperillas Canillas de Albaida (Malaga) Tel: 677 97 44 10

Restaurante El Pilon Tel: 952 553 512 - Cómpeta Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 - Cómpeta The Pavo Real - Cómpeta/Torrox Tel: 654 86 90 83 The Balcon Hotel - - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 36 62 El Recreo - Cómpeta Tel: 952 51 60 43 La Extremeña - Archez Tel: 686 558 362 Casa Paco - Competa Tel: 952 516 077 El Pino Restaurant - Torrox Tel: 952 968 106 Perico’s - Competa Tel: 952 553 739 El Cortijo - Competa Tel:952 553 647 Taj Mahal Tel: 952 534 972 Restaurante El Pámpano Tel: 951 832 810 Bar Miguel Tel: 952 516 754 Jocavi Tel: 952 535 177


Extra The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services

Total Satellite Installations Tel: 629 556 266 Sky Digital Tel: 952 464 378

Solicitors

Swimming Pool Heating

Vets

Naturevets - Competa Tel: 952 553 850

Tel: 652 970 608 info@hmheating.es www.hmheating.es

Windows & Doors

Spa’s & Saunas

UPVC-WINDOWS/DOORS Tel. 952 50 25 27 E-Mail: juanverdun@juanverdun.com

Delprado Solicitors Tel: 95 252 72 74 Axarquia Solicitors Tel: 951 901 225

Official Manufacturer

Wine / Bodega

Solar T:(+34) 951 386 706 M:(+34) 658 845 285 reservas@bodegasbentomiz.com Tel: 652 970 608 info@hmheating.es www.hmheating.es

Solar Sundays Tel: 648 025 901

Mobility

Upholstery Michael’s Upholstery Tel: 952 55 34 64

Villa Care

Mobility Products For Sale or Tel: 95 296 7015 / Mob: 635 445 279

www.bluebadgemobility.com

STAIR-LIFTS Tel: 95 296 7015 / Mob: 635 445 279

www.bluebadgemobility.com

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965

Plants House Martins tel:+44 (0)845 0041041 mob: +34 692 408 306 www.housemartins.es

Property Care and Management Services

INSIDE OUT

VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Yoga Centres Competa Yoga www.competayoga.com

Clare 0034 634361611 - Rob 0034 670269052 Email insideout.es@gmail.com

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August CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services at the Capillia de san jose calle linares 7 velez Malaga. website is www. stgeorgemalaga.org. and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR. Group activities finish for the Summer Holidays. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org Please note that during August the opening times at the Centre will be Tuesday and Friday morning only from 10.00 to 13.00. The Friday coffee morning will be held as usual from 11.00 to 13.00. Tuesday 15th August – Excursion to “Big Bang” Almuñeca. Please come and join friends of Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar for the spectacular fireworks display. You will travel by coach to join in the festivities in honour of the Virgen de la Antigua (Virgen of the Old), which have been celebrated continuously since 1569. On arrival there will be time for you to have dinner in the many restaurants. During the week, different recreational and cultural activities have taken place which culminate on the night of August the 15th, when there is a procession, carrying the Virgin, starting from the Church of the Incarnation to the beach of San Cristobal, where many boats are waiting at sea to accompany the image to the Playa Puerta del Mar (the Sea Gate Beach). There then follows a fantastic firework display, set to music, which accentuates the beauty of the San Miguel Castle and the Holy

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Rock. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds to fundraising. Departure times Viñuela (Football Pitch) 18.20, Torre del Mar (Coach Station) 18.45, Caleta (opposite Vets) 18.55, Algarrobo (Lidl) 19.00 For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185.El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11am. Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Midweek activities: Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Pilates - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30pm Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-1.30pm TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Vinuela. The first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our website www.RBLLosromanes.org.uk or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 NERJA BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro, on the third Thursday of each month. Also at Pena Parda Hotel, La Herradura on the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For further information on the branch please contact Dave on 654085811 or websiterblnerja.wordpress.com "

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COSTA ANIMAL SOCIETY Press Update Scruffs! Let the games begin. The Costa Animal Society (CAS) is pleased to announce that our annual dog show, Scruffs will be held on October 14 at the Plaza de EspaĂąa in Nerja from 12.00pm until 5.00pm. Guaranteed to be a wonderful afternoon (beneath the enormous tent), there will be prizes for 12 different categories, including Waggiest Tail and Best Rescue Dog. Food and beverages will be available along with several stalls offering a diverse selection of handicrafts. If you are interested in having a stall please ring Scott on 603 416 632. Why Chip? Aside from the fact that by law you must have your dog or cat chipped, here's an interesting illustration of its importance. Little Juanito was found on the beach over the San Juan weekend and turned into the Costa Animal Society (CAS) Shop on June 24. We advertised the little tyke far and wide because he did not have a microchip and waited two weeks to give his owner a chance to reclaim him. In the second week Jaunito was seen on the CAS website by a lovely Swedish couple who had just moved to Nerja. They fell in love with him so he was reserved for adoption. As fate would have it, Juanito's original owner did come forward the very next day. When they were reunited it was clear how much they missed each other by the wagging tail and tears. This lovely young Spanish lady promised to have her little pup chipped in her name straight away. Happy Tails On June 01 Aroa flew to Norway and started her new life with her Nordic adopted family. Her brother Adam went via ground transport to the UK on June 13 and quickly settled in with his new

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sister Mimi in the Bolton area. Their sister Agatha is still waiting for her flight to Norway and will join her forever family as soon as arrangements can be made. Probably joining Agatha on the same flight will be Flash, the young female lab cross, provided all her blood tests come back negative and she is fit to travel. Ready for adoption Betty and Benji are very sweet puppies who were left with CAS back in March as part of a litter of five. Their three siblings found homes fairly quickly but these lovely pups are a bit on the shy side and are still looking for their forever homes. However, once they get to know you they come out of their shell and are quite affectionate. They are seven months old, fully vaccinated and Betty has now been spayed. Marilyn was rescued by a 12 year old girl who saw the pup being kicked by some boys in a park. Unfortunately, when the girl brought the pup home her mother could not cope with another pet to look after as they already had two dogs and a cat. Marilyn is now being housed in kennels until a more permanent home can be found. Our Featured Dog of the Month: Negri Negri is believed to have been born early 2012 and is similar to a black Labrador. He's friendly, castrated and vaccinated and has obviously been a loving family pet. He's bright, very trainable and gets on fine with other dogs and with children. He does have low level leishmaniasis so is on daily Alopurinol which is cheap and easy to give. Not tested with cats but a really lovely, loving dog with lovely thick fur to nuzzle into. If you would like to meet Negri you can contact the Costa Animal Society (CAS) on 95 252 9670 or via our Facebook page, /casnerja

El Trapiche Market This place will knock your socks off. With 80 to 100 stall holders, you'll not only find everything you need but everything you didn't know that you needed. The market is on every Tuesday from 9:30 until 13:30. The Costa Animal Society (CAS) has a booth just to the left when you enter. We have a fine selection of used books as well as greeting cards and the occasional bric-a-brac. Donations are always welcome. Also, we are looking for a volunteer who can help out from September until December. Believe me, it's a lot of fun. If you can spare a few hours, please ring Scott on 603 416 632 for a quick consultation.Punta Lara CAS Quiz The Costa Animal Society (CAS) would like to express our appreciation to Mark at the Punta Lara Bar and our regular quizzers for putting on another brilliant season of trivial pursuit which has helped CAS raise much needed funds throughout the winter and spring. We will be taking a break during the dog days of summer but will resume these fun quizzes at the Punta Lara Bar in Nerja on the third Friday of each month starting in October. CAS Shop News The Costa Animal Society (CAS) Shop is located next door to the Good Stuff CafĂŠ in Nerja at No. 2 Calle Castilla Perez. To ensure a good turnover in our clothing stock we now have a colour coded pricing system. When we change colours every six to eight weeks the old colour ticket items go to half price. Bargains galore! *Please note: For the month of August we will not be open on Saturdays. The shop will also be closed on Tuesday, August 1 and Tuesday August 8 as well as on August 15, a bank holiday. Normal hours will return from the first full week of September. For more information you can ring the shop on 689 314 350.

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See Map Spot 7

New Office TORRE DEL MAR: Calle Rocío, 4 - Local 7 Tel: (0034) 951 832 150 email: info@taurusrealestate.com

. . .

SAYALONGA: Calle Calvario s/n, Tel: (0034) 952 535 043 .

Mb: (0034) 660 743 670 email: info@taurusrealestate.com .

COMPETA: Avda. de la Constitución, 31, Tel: (0034) 952 516 633 .

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635

email: clara@taurusrealestate.com

SAYALONGA

CALETA DE VELEZ

COMPETA

Gorgeous villa in a sought after area in Sayalonga comprising open plan lounge/diner, f/f kitchen with breakfast bar, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus one bedroom guest house. Beautiful 9mt x 4mt pool, covered terrace & mature garden. Easy access and spectacular sea views. EPC rating E

Modern, quality semi-detached villa next to the golf course and close to the beach, marina and local amenities. Lounge/diner, fully fitted luxury kitchen, utility room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office, large basement and garage. Garden and covered terrace. Awaiting EPC

Stunning country villa with breathtaking coastal and mountain views and within walking distance to the village. 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large open plan kitchen/diner, living room, 2 office / studies, 10mt x 5mt pool, car port and excellent access. EPC Rating D

Ref: T975

279,000 euro

Ref: MS47

310,800 euro

430,000 euro

Ref: C3536

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COMPETA

PUENTE DON MANUEL

A magnificent, well-appointed family home in the perfect location, close to amenities and with great views. 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms + WC, patio, roof terraces, garage, central heating and wood burner, communal swimming pool and excellent access. Awaiting EPC

Fabulous villa on a select urbanisation with excellent access and beautiful mountain views. Spacious lounge/diner, fully fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and garage. Landscaped garden, several terraces, 6mt x 3mt swimming pool, 15 minutes from the coast. Awaiting EPC

Ref: C1356

230,000 euro

Ref: T11

199,950 euro

VIÑUELA Attractive villa close to the lake and local amenities. Sun room, spacious lounge, fully fitted kitchen/diner, utility room, 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Several terraces, 8mt x 4mt private pool, mature garden, beautiful mountain views, excellent access and 15 minutes from the coast. Awaiting EPC Ref: T13

220,000 euro

The Grapevine Magazine August 2017  
The Grapevine Magazine August 2017  

The Grapevine Magazine initially started as The Competa Magazine and was also distributed in Canillas de Albaida, Archez and Sayalonga . Due...

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