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July 2013

Issue 99

Grapevine Magazine

Property Sales for C贸mpeta & surrounding areas

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173m2 Property 2 Bedrooms (Further Bedrooms could be converted easily) 2 Bathrooms Fitted Kitchen Lounge & Dining Area Heating Large Glassed Conservatory Garage Swimming Pool Approx. 1,480m2 Land Well Worth Viewing Reduced Price: 269,000 Euros

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Editors Note...

Front Cover: Mojito’s on the beach!!!

SALES HOTLINE : 637 028 873 : grapevinesales : : : Grapevine Magazine Axarquia

July Weather Days with rainfall: 0 Days Avg Max Temperature: 29.3. c Hours of Sunshine : 11 p/day The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

No part of this publication may be used or reproduced or scanned without prior consent of The Grapevine Magazine. The Grapevine Magazine accepts no responsibility for any alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors.

After so many comments on the last months front cover I have remained along the same theme, summer cocktails! This month it is the Mojito. To make it, simply mash 10 sprigs of mint and one teaspoon of sugar together. Add dark or light rum and lime juice and pour over ice, then top up with soda water, mmm lovely! Inside this month we are packed with information on the area, turn to page 55 for our quarterly property feature. Or if you are looking for things to do over the summer holidays this months magazine is full of ideas. There is a new festival in Sedella, Dia de Trilla on the 14th July, read all about it on page 34. Also, on the August 9th Bar Fernan is host to Competa Rocks. Many local bands and music artists have got together to provide a varied evening of entertainment for charity. Tickets are on sale now, for more information turn to page 24. Feria months are now upon us, check with your local town hall for dates in your area. The dates for the Competa feria are the 18th - 22nd July. On the 16th of July there is the Feria del Carmen which can be seen celebrated well locally in Velez Malaga and Nerja. These name just a few of the ferias and festivals this month. . Enjoy and Keep Reading (and looking for that wine glass!) The Editor

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Camino de Santiago de Compostela Maggie Hutton updates us on her walk in aid of Cudeca


Drunken Parrots & Candy Floss More Campo Cuttings with Lorraine Cavanagh.



Romé Rosé from the Axarquia More news from the Sayalonga winery Bodegas Bentomiz.




The Property Feature A selection of properties for sale by local agents and private sellers.

Play Pens Stairgates Travel Cots Booster Seats


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Separate to our Main Construction Office we have a warehouse for the sale of second hand furniture, and some of this months offers are;

Forge Mirror Price: 40€ 50 x 70cm

Antique Rocking Chair x 2 Price: 110€ each 57 x 77cm

Corner Desk Price: 200€ 158 x 180cm

Wall Cabinet Price: 30€ 50 x 63cm

Extendable Round Table with 2 chairs 80 -> 110 cm Price: 80€

3-Seater Black Leather Sofa 90 x 210cm Price: 250€

Bed Base with Adjustable Head 90 x 180cm Price: 50€

2-Seater Black Leather Sofa Price: 190€ 90 x 170 cm.

Office Chair (2 available) 60 x 110cm Price: 50€

Pine Coffee Table Price: 40€ Width: 50 Height: 52 Length: 99 cm

Antique Wood Cabinet Price: 1.500 Width: 140 cm Depth: 52 cm Height. 220 cm

Corner cabinet with shelf Price: 80€ Width: 60 cm Height: 100 cm

Plus many more items: Beds, Mattresses, Tables & Chairs, Exterior Doors, Windows, Crockery, Lamps and a Large Assortment of Decorative Items. Our showroom in Competa village remains open & our new showroom in Caleta, opposite the new Mercadona is now OPEN! Please feel free to call in and browse around.

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content of the new municipal reform bill drawn up by the Ministry of Tax and Local Administration. Among other measures the bill abolishes salaries for mayors of villages with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants. This would affect a quarter of all the municipalities in the province of Malaga. Of a total of 101, 25 have a population of less than a thousand. Some of their mayors, however, are already carrying out their municipal duties for nothing or are earning a symbolic salary. The reform’s aim is to save more than seven billion euros in 20132015. It establishes that 82 per cent of local councillors across the country will earn no basic salary.


Geoff Cox and Briget Keyes

NEWS IN SPAIN News from around the Country


pair of British tourists spent a night in the cells after refusing to pay for paella which they hadn’t ordered. In addition they have been fined for resisting police arrest. The British Couple probably won’t be coming back to Spain after an experience in a Granada restaurant last May. Geoff Cox and Briget Keyes noted that there was an extra 15€ on their bill and when they told the waiter an argument broke out. The tourists continued not to pay for what they had not ordered and the waiter called the police. After a bit of a struggle with the police the agents took them to the station where they spent the night and were also fined 600 € for resisting arrest. Their shoes were taken and they were not given any food or drink. The next day Geoff Cox found a lawyer and an interpreter and he was told he was accused of assaulting a police official, resisting arrest and defrauding a restaurant. Brian Cox was told he could spend a year in prison if he

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was found guilty. Finally they were released after the case was taken to court where all charges were dropped. Now the British couple say they want compensation for damages, they estimate the affair has cost them 700 € adding the cost of returning to Granada for the court case, and for paying the court costs


couple who invested their life savings of 100,000 euros in preference shares in the belief that they were investing in a fixed term deposit have won their case against the Nova Caixa Galicia. The judge took a week to decide that the bank had not informed them of the conditions so the contract was null and void. The bank did not appeal against the sentence and have had also to pay 4% interest on the money for the period since the date the case was brought to court.


he central government recently revealed the

laudia Schiffer has been spending her vacations in Marbella. The German model chose to change from her usual choice of Mallorca to spend some time with her family on the Costa del Sol. She arrived with her husband, Matthew Vaughn and their three children, Casper, 10, Clementine, 9, and Cosima Violet who is now 3. They married in 2002 and live in London. The family strolled around the city centre of Marbella looking happy and relaxed but were quickly recognised.


orrox Town Hall plan to use the typical grilled sardines as a tourist attraction. The proposal to use the ‘espeto’ (fish cooked on skewers) in all tourism initiatives carried out to promote the town came from the left-wing Izquierda Unida party.


bull was on the loose in the Avenida de Europa on June 18th. Several pedestrians recorded the event on their mobile phones and many recordings have since appeared on You Tube. The animal had escaped from a lorry on the way to the abattoir and then rammed four parked cars. Eventually, the lorry driver managed to take control of the animal and got it back into the lorry with help from the police who were in the area at the time.

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CAMPO SUMMER BALL Competa June 8th 2013

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Competa, Villa (V283)

Cómpeta, Villa (V282)


This well presented property has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, sun room, fitted kitchen, living room, utility room, store room, gardens, pool, view of the mountains and villages.

Sedella, Villa (V268)


An immaculate villa within walking distance of the village. 2 en-suite bedrooms, fully fitted breakfast kitchen, living room with access to a large terrace, utility area, pool, mature gardens, views of the natural park.

Archez, Townhouse (T117)


A large, bright townhouse with flexible accommodation. 4 double bedrooms all en suite, possibility to create a fifth. Large living room, spacious dining kitchen, utility room, 2 store rooms, very large roof terrace.


A lovely villa, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious sitting room with fireplace, dining room, fitted kitchen , pool, mature gardens, various terraces, stunning views including the coast.

Cómpeta, Villa (V275)


A well established villa in a peaceful location. 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, spacious living room with log burner, fitted kitchen, open and shaded terraces, pool and store rooms.

Cómpeta, Villa (V270)


Main villa with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with log burner, kitchen, courtyard. Self contained annexe with double bedroom, shower room and kitchenette. Outdoor kitchen, terraces, plunge pool, gardens. (+34) 620 914 104 (+34) 951 247 103

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Maggie Hutton updates us on her walk in aid of Cudeca


s a follow-up to my article in the April edition of this magazine I can proudly report that my daughter Ella and I successfully completed the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. We walked for 34 days without a break, averaging 27 km per day, our longest day being 37 km and the shortest 20 km. The individual stages added up to 910 km, but when we take into account a few wrong turns and the daily reconnoitre of the villages where we stayed, our total distance walked would be nearer 950 km. We walked every step (no buses or taxis), and carried our packs on our backs (about 8 kilos). We stayed in albergues, sharing dormitories with up to 30 other people, many of whom were competing for the 'loudest snore' award. We encountered all terrains - up and over the Pyrenees and many other ridiculously steep hills, to the totally flat land of the meseta. We met with every type of weather- snow on the ground at the start together with lovely sunshine for a few days, then drizzle, then howling gales that almost knocked us over, then we had to battle through a hail storm followed by snow and a heavy frost, then severe rain, then a mixture of cloudy sunshine which

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was ideal walking weather, then back to heavy rain for a few days towards the end of our journey. The scenery was stunning. We walked alongside many rivers, through pine and beech forests and along tracks running between lush green fields of waist-high crops rippling in the breeze. I discovered the absolute beauty of the tiny stone built villages of Galicia and the amazing variety of wild flowers growing alongside the tracks. But we also had to slog through endless kilometres of industrial and commercial areas to pass through Burgos, Leon and a few other cities. It was a journey of contrast and discovery. I particularly discovered how well the body recovers from exertion, how walking uphill is only painful until you reach the top, and then you have the wonderful views to admire while you catch your breath. I learned to listen to my body and give it a rest when it was tired. I found that one needs very little to be comfortable, and that comfort is so much more important than appearance. There were a few low points amongst the many highs. Walking in the rain became harder on the second and third days when there were no facilities to dry our clothes overnight. And the food on offer in many places was devoid of fresh fruit and vegetables which

Ella and I craved. My ultimate high points were reaching Santiago and attending the pilgrims' mass at the cathedral. Although I am not religious I was transfixed by the beauty of the ceremony. Then we walked for a further five days to Muxia and Finisterre, and after three days the rain stopped and I had my first glimpse of the sea in glorious sunshine. I spent my first rest day in five weeks strolling on the beach and in the evening I walked to the lighthouse to watch the sun sink into the sea. It was magic. Meanwhile, my partner David had been raising sponsorship on my behalf from the wonderful and generous people of C贸mpeta and Canillas de Albaida. There was also a raffle for two prizes of a meal for two, kindly donated by Oscar of Taberna de Oscar and by Sergio of La Casona. The winners were drawn at a presentation of my camino, made to the Axarquia Garden Club on 11 June. Thanks to such amazing generosity we have now raised 875 euros for Cudeca. Whilst on my journey I wrote a daily blog which many people have found interesting. If you would like to take a look you can find it at

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OUT AND ABOUT IN JULY Lots to do and see in July all over Spain June 5 - July 28, 2013 Event PHoto Espa単a (the capitalised 'H' is intentional) Where? Madrid What? Spain's biggest photography exhibition. June 21-July 12, 2013 Event International Festival of Music and Dance Where? Granada, Andalusia. What? Performance arts festival. July 1-13, 2013 Event Festival de la Guitarra de Codoba Where? Cordoba, Andalusia. What? Guitar festival. Flamenco, classical and other forms of guitar will be on display. July 3-7, 2013 Event Getxo International Jazz Festival Where? Getxo, near Bilbao, in the Basque Country. What? Renowned jazz festival. July 5-7, 2013 Event Mijas Blues Festival Where? Mijas What? Blues festival on the Costa del Sol. July 5-8, 2013 (dates TBC) Event Dies de Dansa Where? Barcelona.

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July 19, 2013 Event Red Bull X-Fighters Where? Madrid bullring. What? Bike stunt competition.

What? Dance festival July 5 to August 25, 2013 Event Festival de Merida Where? Merida, Extremadura What? Drama festival. July 7-14, 2013 Event Running of the Bulls at the San Fermin Festival. Where? Pamplona What? Running of the balls! Second Week of July, 2013 Event Bous a la Mar (Toros en el Mar) Where? Denia, near Valencia. What? Bull run to the water's edge. July 11-13, 2013 Event BBK Bilbao Live Where? Bilbao, Basque July 16 (or nearest Sunday), 2013 Event Feast of Virgen del Carmen Where? Popular in Andalusia and parts of Madrid. What? . Celebrations vary in style and timing throughout the country. On the Sunday is the 'naval battle of Vallecas', a giant water fight in Vallecas, a district of Madrid, starting at c/Pe単a Gorbea.

July 24, 2013 Event Bull running Where? in Tudela What? A bull run, in the style of the Pamplona Running of the Bulls. July 24-28, 2013 Event Jazzaldia Jazz Festival Where? San Sebastian What? Jazz festival. July 25, 2013 Event Apostle's festival Where? Santiago de Compostela. What? Religious festival. A popular time for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago to finish their trek. Around July 26, 2013 Event Feria de Santa Ana Where? Seville What? Festival to celebrate the feast of Santa Ana. Bars line Calle Betis, a street in Triana in Seville. On July 26 there is a special mass and religious procession. 29 July, 2013 Event As Neves, Galicia Where? 'Near-Death Festival' What? Those who have had a brush with death in the past year are carried through the streets in coffins to thank Saint Marta, the 'patron saint of death'. Bizarre.

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TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant

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Starters: Poppadom & Pickle Tray Mains: Curry or Korma with rice or naan + Green Tea Vegie option 6.50€ Torrox Costa (Next to Post Office) Open 12.00-16.00 / 18.00-24.00 Daily Tel: 952 534 972 / 634 051 535 18 The Grapevine

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Win Win Win Meal for 2 people including a bottle of house wine on a special Friday Night at The Balcon Hotel, Bar & Restaurante, Competa in August Simply find the hidden wine glass within this months magazine. To the right, you can see the size of the wine glass that you are looking for.

Actual Size!

To enter send an email to Do not forget to include: Which page the glass is on Your full name, address and your telephone number. In the subject field of the email please write JULY 2013 COMPETITION The winning entry will be drawn on 20th July 2013 and will be contacted within 2 days. TERMS & CONDITIONS This competition is open from the 1st - 20th July 2013. Winners will agree to have their photo’s published in the August 2013 Edition of The Grapevine Magazine. Only one entry per person.

June’s Winners

The Grapevine is pleased to announce John and Janet Pugh as the winners of the “Find the Wine Glass” competition in the June edition. They win Sunday Lunch for two and house bottle of wine at the El Pino Restaurant in Torrox Costa

If you are a local business and would like to sponsor next month's competition prize, please contact The Grapevine Magazine

Paul, from El Pino Restaurant in Torrox Costa drawing the “Find the Wine Glass” winner

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: WHATSAPP: + 34 671132563


Every Saturday BBQ Night in the Terrace of the Hotel Every Friday "Special Nights" with Special Food and Music Every Sunday in July and August (except the 21st July) Menu + Entrance to the Pool, 15 euros per adult 10 euros per child Special Daily Menu Pool and Hotel open for Non Residents Hotel available for Weddings, Baptisms, Birthdays & Private Parties.

5th July Flamenco Night 12th July Mexicano Night 26th July Romantic Night we have lowered our prices!

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Denise Hill UK 0844 7744860 Price: 249,999 Euros

Wonderful Property! Price:295,000 Euros

New this month!

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Canillas de Albaida


Fabulous immaculately presented 4 bed 4 bath villa (181 m²) overlooking Lake Viñuela with superb living accommodation, secluded pool area, various terraces and mature gardens. EPC - D 37.48 (kgCO² /m² año)

Absolutely stunning immaculately presented 3 bed 2 bath villa (332 m²) set in glorious countryside. This exceptional property has fabulous living accommodation, quality finished interior, fantastic pool and terrace area with outside kitchen, large roof terrace, garaging for up to 4 cars and breathtaking views. EPC - G 80.69 (kgCO /m² año) ref: vc2-665

Well established spacious 3 bed 3 bath villa (154 m²) and 1 bed 1 bath self contained apartment with dining kitchen, large covered terrace, secluded pool area and outstanding sea views. EPC - D 36.24 (kgCO² /m² año)

New this Month!

Price:379,000 Euros

ref: vlr-892 New this month!

Price:150,000 Euros


New this month!

Price:143,000 Euros

ref: va6-893

Price Reduced!

Price: 142,000 Euros

Competa Large modern 3 bed 1 bath village house (94 m²) in a sought after location with ample living accommodation, spacious living/dining room, walled courtyard patio and garden and a good sized roof terrace with wonderful views. EPC - G 46.82 (kgCO² /m² año)

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Archez Charming well established 2 bed 2 bath country house (108 m²) within walking distance of the village with easy access, sun room, garage, terrace, mature gardens and Jacuzzi.

ref: tc1-871

ref: va1-895 Spacious Property! Price:189,000 Euros

New this month!

Price:279,000 Euros



Very spacious nicely situated 3 bed 2 bath village house (174 m²) with on-street parking, garage, studio/bedroom 4, open plan kitchen/diner, terraces, huge roof terrace, mature gardens and sea views. EPC - G 70.12 (kgCO² /m² año) ref: tc1-867

Spacious modern 3 bed 3 bath villa (165 m²) with large living/dining room, secluded pool area, terraces, roof terrace, garage, car port and gardens.

Caleta de Velez Stylish 2 bed 2 bath apartment (80 m²) located at Baviera Golf within walking distance of the beach with sea views, communal gardens and pool, 18 hole golf course, tennis court, play area and reserved parking. EPC - E 25.98 (kgCO ² /m² año)

ref: tc6-820

Price Reduced!

Price:199,950 Euros


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Attractive well established 2 bed 2 bath villa (97 m²) in a tranquil rural setting near Competa. Spacious accommodation, great outside space and stunning mountain and countryside views make this the perfect location for anyone wanting a peaceful lifestyle or relaxing holidays. EPC - G 54.22 (kgCO² /m² año)

ref: vc1-561

“ The advertised prices include all of the sellers costs including any commissions. They do not include the buyers costs which can be between 10% and 13% of the advertised price, this includes notary and registry fees, buyers legal fees, purchase tax (8%) and any mortgage set up costs.”

Rustic Style!

Price:125,000 Euros

Great Value!

Price:99,000 Euros

New this month!

Price:320,000 Euros

Salares Charming beautifully renovated traditional 3 bed 1 bath village house (120 m²) with many attractive rustic features, comfortable well laid out living accommodation and a roof terrace with lovely views.

Archez Stunning beautifully renovated rustic style 4 bed 2 bath village house (108 m²) with many attractive features, good sized accommodation, walled courtyard and a roof terrace with lovely countryside and mountain views.

ref: ts3-874


Price Reduced!

Price:99,000 Euros

We urgently need properties in any area of the Axarquia


Traditional 4 bed 2 bath village house (100 m²) in a fantastic central location in Competa. With spacious rooms, versatile layout and lots of original features, this charming house would make a superb permanent /holiday home or an excellent rental property. EPC - G 67.33 (kgCO /m² año) ref:tc2-777


Price Reduced!

Price:183,000 Euros


Clients looking now! Price Reduced!

Price:79,500 Euros

Competa Beautiful south facing rustic style 3 bed 2 bath villa (112 m²) with excellent access, spacious open plan living/dining room/kitchen, workshop and ample outside space including large pool, covered terraces and mature ref: vc1-885 gardens.

New this Month!

Price:240,000 Euros

Competa Great value property!

Delightful well established south facing 3 bed 2 bath villa (143 m²) with easy access, superb sun room, fantastic en suite master bed, terraces, pool, mature gardens and breathtaking sea views.

ref: vc1-886 Great opportunity! Price:175,000 Euros

Periana Attractive modern 3 bed 2 bath village house (159 m²) with good sized accommodation, huge garage, dipping pool, courtyard and 3 terraces with stunning countryside and mountain views.

Canillas de Aceituno


Charming beautifully renovated traditional 2/3 bed 1 bath village house (106 m²) with lots of character, large living area, separate dining room, cloakroom/wc and roof terrace.

2 for the price of 1! 3 bed 2 bath villa for sale with unfinished 2 bed 1 bath villa (205 m² in total) includes pool, terraces and roof terraces a fantastic opportunity at an amazing price.

ref: tp1-805 Distressed Sale!

Price:132,000 Euros

ref: vc2-713

ref: tc4-735 B & B Opportunity

Price:280,000 Euros

Large Property

Price:250,000 Euros



A spacious, modern 3 bed, 2 bath penthouse apartment (117 m²) in a small, exclusive development in Competa. Finished to a very high standard and ready for immediate use. An ideal holiday home or rental property conveniently located within easy walking distance of all amenities.

ref: tc1-466

This is a large 7 bed, 6 bath townhouse (211 m²) located in the heart of Competa which is currently being run as a successful bed and breakfast business. It could equally well be used as a private residence providing a very spacious family home. An excellent business opportunity.

ref: tc1-401

Punete don Manuel 2 properties in 1! Fabulous modern 5/6 bed 5 bath town villa (263 m²) with ample spacious living accommodation, pool area, lovely countryside and mountain views and excellent rental potential.

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GEOFF MURREL has a long musical pedigree. In the UK he sang with a progressive rock band, a rock covers band and a Who tribute act. As well as his solo gigs, he has performed as part of acoustic trios By the Way and The Elderly Brothers, and with local singer, Megan Rose. Recently he has formed MPG with Martin Cart of The Elderlies, and Phil Simmonds formerly of Acoustic Roots.

COMPETA ROCKS Friday August 9th Despacho de Fernan, Competa


superb sizzling summer night of funk, rock and soul featuring some of the very best talent from andalucia and beyond! - hosted for the evening by Geoff Murrel. Friday august 9th Despacho de Fernan, Cómpeta – your unmissable line-up for the night is: GU!R! is one of the hottest rock, blues, reggae, and soul bands in Andalucía. Drummer Nik, and lead singer/guitarist Pix, formed the band together when they first met in 2002. Pix was the lead singer of John Peel´s favourite band ´The O Band´, who made four albums and were supported by ´The Police´ on tour. Pic also recorded with Andy Bown from 'Status Quo' and was signed by United Artists for a solo career. Nik was a member of the UK´s successful band 'Major Tom', and he has also worked with 'Vangelis', 'Doctor Feelgood', 'The Moodie Blues', 'Wishbone Ash', 'Curved Air', 'Johnny Kidd and The Pirates', 'The Groundhogs' and 'The Blues Band'. Nigel is GU!R!´s bass player extraordinaire who joined in 2008, from a musical background, and also sings and composes. Stef, rhythm guitarist and vocal harmonies, is a multitalented musician, who played with several bands in the 70's and 80's, and joined GU!R! in 2010.

MEGAN ROSE at 16 our youngest performer and fresh from the XFACTOR UK auditions. A new young local talent she covers artists from Adele to Tina Turner and everything in between. Tickets are just 12.50€ to include table nibbles courtesy of Sugar & Spice, welcome drink courtesy of Fernan, a generous and scrumptious buffet with vegetarian options and an ice-cream counter. An outdoor 'feria' type bar will ensure speed of service. TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT TODO PAPEL, SUGAR & SPICE AND DESPACHO DE FERNAN IN CÓMPETA AND PUENTE DON MANUEL: DIVA & AXAQUIA ANIMAL RESCUE (Mercado de los Viernes) THANKS TO FERNAN FOR HIS GENEROUS SUPPORT / GRACIAS A FERNAN POR TODO SU AYUDA.

THE AFRICAN DRUMMERS where drums become rock music! Acoustic power with harmonious arrangements from the hugely talented duo of Willem and Mies. VAGABLONDS are an alternative acoustic duo who cover songs from various artists and genres in their own unique way. The duo consist of Andrea Wade on vocals and Rob Downes on guitar. Andrea has played with many bands in Ireland, mainly rock inspired, but her real passion lies in song writing. Rob is lead guitarist in pop group 'Then Jerico' and has just returned home after a 2nd successful UK tour. The duo has recently released their debut album 'Snowdrop in the Water'. The album is available from iTunes and Amazon UK. You will also be able to buy the Album on CD at Cómpeta Rocks; 2 Euros from every CD sold on the night will be donated to Cudeca.

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DRUNKEN PARROTS AND CANDY FLOSS Campo Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh


nce you've lived here a while and planted all the jacarandas and mimosas you want to, it can be a little difficult to find trees that are a little out-of-the-ordinary. Following on from last month's article, we've got two more beauties for you in stock at the Garden Centre, and these are both spectacular flowering trees. The first is tabebuiaimpetiginosamore commonly known as the Pink Lapacho or Pau D'Arco tree. Believed to be indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago, it is widespread through South America and into Mexico. When you learn that it belongs to the bignonia family (like so many of our greatest climbers) you'll know that you're in for a flowering treat! It forms a large deciduous tree, up to around 30m high and with a very large and imposing canopy – a real jaw-dropper when its massive branches are festooned with pink frilled flowers. To add to the show, as the flowers develop, the tree drops its leaves so you are left with a pink froth like giant candy floss. The flowers, when they first open, have a pronounced golden throat which fades to pink as they mature. Once the magnificent flowering is over, spreading a rosy carpet under its fett, the tree will releaf. The tree becomes very drought tolerant, loving a hot sunny

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position and tolerant of many soils. It is listed as being hardy down to -7C. The grey bark is tough and the wood is a pleasant yellow colour, extremely hard and often used as structural timbers because of its strength. The inner bark is very well-known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is scraped and made into a tea known for its cool and bitter flavour. It is commonly used to treat malaria, fevers, arthritis, skin problems and syphilis. It is one of the many plants with fame as an anti-cancer drug. Crossing continents to Africa, we can find schotiabrachypetala, the weeping boer bean, tree fuchsia or African walnut. It is endemic to dry areas of the bushveldtthrough the Eastern Cape and up into Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The tree is beautiful, medium sized to around 15m high with a handsome and symmetrical canopy. The young foliage is coppery, bright green when juvenile and maturing to a rich dark glossy green. In frost-free areas it will remain evergreen, losing its leaves briefly in colder areas. The springtime flowers are spectacular, produced in masses of rich red on the old wood. They produce copious amounts of nectar which weeps from the tree – hence its common name, the weeping boer bean. Don't plant this one over paved areas or as

shade for a car port! Individual trees can flower at distinctly different times to ensure a longer feeding season for nectar-loving birds and bees. In its native habitat it is abuzz with wildlife during the flowering and later seeding period and, hence, it's other popular name of the Drunken Parrot Tree! The boerbean (or farmers bean) is a name given to the entire schotiafamily because of their edible seeds, very like the domestic broad bean. Although low in fat and protein, they have avery high carbohydrate content and were commonly used as a coffee substitute. It will appreciate a warm sunny position and can be quick-growing if watered liberally during the summer months; it is hardy down to -5C. It is an excellent shade tree and beautiful specimen planting. Like the Pink Lapacho tree, a tea is concocted from the bark but this one is said to be excellent for hangovers! It is also good for heartburn, purifying the blood, heart conditions and facial saunas! The bark also produces a redbrown dye. The heartwood of the tree is a dark walnut colour, almost black, heavy and termite resistant. It is popular for furniture making, flooring and, more traditionally, for beams for wagons. Try either - or both - of these flaming beauties and light up your garden. Don't forget our SUPER SUMMER SALE – 16TH July to 27th July. Almost all plants at half price! Lorraine Cavanagh owns the specialist garden centre Viveros Florena, Competa, Malaga (garden centre, designers & landscapers) and is author of the bestselling Mediterranean Garden Plants. .My new book, Citrus, The Zest of Life is now on sale at the garden centre or on-line through their web page.- Keep checking the web page for latest news, stock etc. at the garden centre. Join our mailing list. Summer Hours: June, July, September, 9 – 2, closed for August. Winter Hours: October to May 10 – 4 Always closed Sundays and Mondays. Tel:689928201 See us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre Web

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oscatel is the grape variety that dominates Málaga´s Axarquía, specifically the Moscatel de Alejandría. This fabulous grape, grown all over the steep hillsides here, is eaten fresh, dried into big, tasty raisins and pressed into wine. In recent years its potential in the highest quality fine wines – both sweet and dry – has been growing rapidly. It was the inspiration for the white wines, sweet and dry, made by Sayalonga winery Bodegas Bentomiz, now served daily in the tasting menus of three star El Celler de Can Roca, rated as the World´s best restaurant. But, contrary to the myth, it is not the only local grape. The little known varietal Romé is actually an Axarquía original, being indigenous to this very region. It is grown particularly on the higher fincas, on land within or beside the natural park. This wonderful grape has an entry in Wine Grapes, the recent book on different vines by José Vouillamez, Julia Harding and England´s only Master of Wine, Jancis Robinson.

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Bodegas Bentomiz first made use of it in their Ariyanas Tinto de Ensamblaje, in combination with Petit Verdot, Tempranillo and Cabernet Franc. The grapes, in addition to a creamy texture, bring hints of red fruit to the wine, which can be brought out by allowing it to breath before drinking. This red has just been listed as one of the 90 Spanish summer wines recommended by Spanish national newspaper ABC in their ABC del Vino supplement – it is the only wine from the whole of Andalusia to make it into the list! The success of the red encouraged the Bodega to give Romé a chance to take centrestage. They have just bottled the Bodegas' first Rosé, made from this local grape. Many wine-lovers think of themselves in terms of colour – white or red – until it becomes a habit rather than a choice. But Rosé cuts across this cliché. This is wine that incorporates some of the colour from the grapes' skins, but not enough to qualify it is as a red. The crushed grapes and grape skins are briefly left in the must: they endow it with that

lovely delicate colour. The reputation of rosés, which had been in the doldrums because of inconsistency and a glut of the cloyingly oversweet, has been transformed. Suzy Atkins, writing in The Telegraph, described them as “rather modish” and put it down to improvements in modern wine-making. She comments: “To be truly en vogue, then, pick a dry, youthful European pink and chill it hard to emphasise that fresh shiver of acid.” That's a close match to your new local wine! Ariyanas Romé Rosado is a beautiful pale pink colour. Its scent is flowery, reminiscent of the rose petals that are shown tumbling down the bottle´s handsome label. It taste hints more to the white than the red, being delicate, light and fresh. It offers a nice mineral tang on the finish. It pairs beautifully with fish or shellfish, and is fabulous on its own. Enjoy it chilled on the terrace – the perfect summer wine. (See ad. on p.16)

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DIA DE LA TRILLA - 14th JULY New festival of Sedella


he townhall and good people of Sedella are proud to present the first "Dia de la Trilla" on the 14th July. Things kick off at Midday. What on earth is that you may ask? Fiesta of what?! To trillar means to thresh and part of the fiesta is a demonstration of this traditional art that was part and parcel of everyday life in our white washed villages. Also, on offer is the opportunity to sample local dishes and goodies on offer from local companies based in the Axarquia at a small mercadillo. At 2pm in the Plaza there shall be local dishes on offer for all to try. Goodies such as gazpacho (wonderful in the heat), hinojos (a stew of aniseed and blood sausage), ensalada cateta (a potato and orange salad) and goat. This is free and provided by the townhall. If you fancy a boogie a band shall play from 2pm onwards and another great idea is the "tapasporte". You can obtain your tapasporte from the bars in the Sedella and if you order a drink you get a tapas to sample along side it. Each bar has a stamp and after you obtain a stamp from each bar you are entered into a

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raffle. Not a bad way to pass an afternoon! Sedella also has a cracking visitors centre in the village, it is open Friday to Sunday from 10 am to 2pm and then from 5pm to 9pm. It has information in all languages and a brilliant area showing all there is to know about the natural park and the area using touch, smells, sounds, ect.. It also has an area for kids to play and draw and a small but good shop with goodies of all sorts. What else can you do in Sedella? Well it is part of the Mudejar route and boasts a tower that dates back to 500 years ago. The nicest way to view this is with a cool beer and a good tapas at the Plaza bar! There is also a Roman bridge which is well signposted and worth the 10 min walk for the amazing views. The walk is suitable for all ages and the photo opportunities are abound. Sedella is a beautiful village but what makes it special is it is so friendly. The setting is stunning, right at the foot of Maroma and with views to the sea. The name Sedella comes from the Queen Isabal, during a battle between Moors and Christians in an area of the village called the "Arroyo de la matanza" she was informed of the war and replied

with "SE-DE-ELLA". Meaning I know of it..The name stuck. The village is steeped in history and although is developing with the retains it roots and is proud to do so. The Mayor of the Sedella José Antonio Gutiérrez Gutiérrez says "We are really excited to introduce the first "Day of the Trilla" to Sedella. We welcome with open arms visitors to the village and invite them to enjoy themselves learning about a traditional labour and to taste the delicious foods of the area” "Sedella is in the heart of the natural park and we guarantee visitors shall be impressed with the beautiful views and the friendliness of the Sedellanos" Parking is easy on the day of the fiesta, cars can be parked on the fiesta ground on the outskirts of the village.This is within easy walking distance to the centre of Sedella. Sedella is located 8 kilometres from Canillas de Aceituno and 20 mins from Competa. Come along and join in the fun of this first "Dia de la Trilla", what better way too spend a Sunday than eating good food, dancing and learning an art that was a way of life in this beautiful village. See you there!

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1st Dia de La Trilla Sedella - 14th July Starts at 11 am with a the local Sedella band playing around the streets. At 12.00 there is a show of the act of "trillar" which will demostrate the traditional process. This will take place in the "Era de la Ermita" Music shall start at 2pm in the Plaza of Sedella and at 2pm there shall be free food on offer such as traditional dishes like chivo frito, gazpacho, ensalada cateta and hinojos. There shall be stands offering samples and information on local companies of the axarquia, conentrating on the theme of local gastromomy. Available in the following bars is a "tapasporte" so people can get a tapas to try when they buy a drink. TheaGrapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 Once the tapasporte has enough stamps people can enter raffle. 35

ACTION FOR ANIMALS Help foster an animal this month


his month Action for Animals is asking for your help to foster or offer a permanent home to one of the animals featured on this page. Do you have space in your heart and in your home for one of them?

This friendly boy is currently being cared for by a kind family who love him dearly. Sadly, they are about to go travelling and will no longer be able to foster him. Can you offer him the loving home he deserves?

These tiny kittens were found abandoned in the rubbish bins in Competa, only a day or so old. Currently being fostered and bottle fed by Beth, one of our wonderful volunteers, they will soon be ready to go to their new homes.

This cute, affectionate kitten with a little kink in his tail, turned up in the middle of nowhere, on the doorstep of a house in the Archez campo. He is currently being fed by the couple who are there on holiday, but they will be returning to the UK at the end of their vacation. How will he survive once they leave? Can you take him in?

work is to neuter all stray animals on the streets of Competa and surrounding villages and to provide financial assistance to anyone who is unable to meet the costs of neutering their pets. By doing so, we hope to eliminate the heartless dumping of unwanted animals such as those shown on this page. If you, or anyone you know, has a pet that needs neutering, please tell them about our neutering programme and send them along to the Action for Animals Charity Shop at Avenida de la Constitucion 59, Competa, to have a chat with Nina. Opening hours are: Monday to Friday 10-2 and Saturday 10-1.30 Telephone: 660586040 We always need your unwanted goods to sell and rely on your support to continue our work.

This sweet little fellow, around 10 weeks old, was found living in a drainpipe in Jatar. Can you offer him a nicer place to live? We can arrange transport to bring him to you.

Many thanks! This gorgeous, timid mastin cross pup was thrown over the fence of an 80 year old animal-loving British woman in Archez. She already has many rescue animals and simply cannot keep him. Can you offer him a happy future? Action for Animals has no refuge of its own and although we do our best, re-homing unwanted and abandoned animals is an extremely difficult task for us. For this reason, the main focus of our

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Pavo Real Bar and Restaurant Open All Day Every Day (incl. Kitchen) 10.00am until late. TEL: 654 869 083 Traditional Sunday Lunch Roast Chicken or Beef with all the trimmings 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 Wed & Sun Evenings BBQ Nights with live music call for more info.

New Menu and Specials Board (snack & evening)

Ribs Wide range of home made pies Thai Curry Cod, Chips & mushy peas 9.50 euro Full English Breakfast & tea 7 euro

½ chicken, chips, salad & glass of beer/wine to eat in Thu, Fri & Sat- 9 euro

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very high, this has just been highlighted on UK tv.

PRINTERINK.ES A local changing business


or a number of years there has been a trade stall on the markets in Trapiche, Puente Don Manuel & also over in Coin run by John & Lynn that has been able to supply both businesses & the public with a wide variety of stationery, books, pens & general office supplies as well as printer ink and toner cartridges. My name is Andy & I took over the business from John & Lynn last September, I have plenty of experience of the business, being friends of the previous owners and also myself running a business in Puente Don Manuel that refilled & sold ink cartridges & printer supplies but also offered printing services to local customers. I am determined to carry on the good reputation that the previous owners had built up but also bring in new thinking & ideas. Design, printing & laminating services up to A3 can now be offered, business cards, flyers,

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menus, brochures, posters & more can all be produced, offering a very personal service, printed literature can be produced for all sorts of occasions such as invitations & orders of service. Another new product line we have brought along is SATZUMA, a range of quirky, fun products that you never knew you needed. They make excellent unusual gifts for members of the family or friends. Some are computer related, some are practical but fun. Some have loads of bling such as diamante pink & purple mice for your computer, roll up rubber keyboards, webcam, fan & light combinations, desk fans & lights powered from your USB sockets, lens cups (yes spelt correctly), gift boxed touchscreen pen & diamante mouse sets plus others. A new line of products are refurbished printers. From our own printing experience we know that printing costs can be

The cheapest new printers around are very good and cost as little as 49 euros, but the cost of the printer is not the end of things. They come with starter cartridges that will print only a few pages. Then you have to go out & buy new cartridges sometimes costing more than the printer itself. By offering refurbished printers made by certain companies we can keep printing costs down. Some printers we have in stock are on sale locally in stores for up to 150 euros, most are WiFi capable & some will work with ipads, iphones & tablets. A typical price of a refurbished printer is between 60 & 80 euros. We offer a 3 month warranty & supply a spare set of compatible cartridges with all the printers we sell included in the price, if sold separately these are worth up to 32 euros. We can supply genuine cartridges too at an additional cost. Please come & see us at the markets in Trapiche, Puente Don Manuel & Coin to see our range of products or discuss all your printing needs, give us a call or e-mail your enquiries (See main advert on page 75.)

On the 4th July last year our beautiful songbird took flight on the warm summer breeze .. we helped her leave with dignity and ease.. .

Our irreplaceable Mummy and Guardian Angel Sheila Ann Hurt 1935 - 2012

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LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Horse Riding in Andalucia


n the mountains of Andalucía – between the villages of Competa and Canillas de Albaida in the Axerquia region you will find a tremendous opportunity to experience horseback riding on lovely and well-trained andalucían horses. Trips are offered for a few hours, or up to several days. Los CaballosdelMosquín –offers various opportunities to unwind. If it's just for a couple of hours, during the weekend or for a whole week, trekking in the magnificent, beautiful countryside can be experienced by both the total novice, the more experienced rider or the very experienced rider looking for new challenges. With this opportunity, you will be able to

experience something we all hunger for in our everyday life: Tranquillity, nature, togetherness with the marvellous proud andalucían horses and hours of outdoor recreation in lovely and sunny southern Spain. Start the day in a healthy way - surrounded by the beauty of nature Besides the daily trips – arranged together with the riders -the summer program also offers a special sunrise/sunset ride with tapas, appr. 2 hrs. and a half-day ”Buena Vista Sunday Ride” with picnic and refreshments included. Mobile: +34 608 658 108 For more info go to:

El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 email:

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ith his recent take over of El Pino Restaurant in Torrox Costa, I thought it was about time I got to know Paul the owner better and find out about his plans for all three of his bars namely The Boathouse in Nerja which he took over last year, The Boatyard Bar on Beach in Nerja Playazo which he has owned since 2007 and more recently El Pino Restaurant in Torrox Costa. Paul first moved here with his wife and 3 children (two boys and a girl) over 12 years ago. Their plan as is with so many of us expats was to slow life down a bit, whilst doing something that brought in an income for the family. Initially, they bought into half of Coastline radio where Paul became the Sales and Marketing Director. In those days there were transmitters in both Torrox and Mijas and so Coastline radio covered Gibraltar to Motril. However, three years later someone broke in and stole all the kit from their Mijas station and

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back then the equipment was hugely expensive. So, this left the question do they reinvest or not? They decided not and moved onto a different route to make money by buying and reforming houses. This strategy in a buoyant market was tremendously productive. However, over time Paul could see this wasn’t a long term idea and could see the signs of the market falling flat in the not too distant future. So, they then made a family decision to buy the Boatyard Bar. Paul was honest enough to admit buying a bar wasn’t exactly first on their list of business ideas. However, his two sons needed something to do as well as himself as their opportunities after education in Spain were limited . The Boatyard Bar was a closed entity when they took it over in 2007 and they rapidly turned it into a success. Paul opened it up and put on entertainment every night and employed a chef who spent a week putting together a new menu and buying the ingredients, then 2 days later she

went. This left Paul and his sons doing a crash course in cooking! Initially, they prepared simple stuff, chicken in a basket and some chips, basic meals they all could do at a moment’s notice. This then led to a creation of a menu of home cooked value food along with the best entertainment on the coast, which worked well. In fact the results of entertainment combined with offers on beers and cheap food were incredible, business boomed! Also, as Paul and his family learnt to cook, the menu also expanded! Paul’s business plan of allowing people to eat and drink and be entertained at low cost, is a successful one and is what he has replicated across all of his bars. The Boathouse in central Nerja was his next business take on. Paul was keen to expand his plan and had been looking for a new place for a while. Initially he looked at El Pino restaurant in Torrox first but he felt the asking price was too expensive and the owner would never get it , but they did so it wasn’t meant to be last

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year. So he looked into central Nerja. Here he felt there was a gap in the market. He believed Nerja needed a true sports venue combined with his philosophy of cheap beer and food. As times have changed, more and more the budget night out has become paramount for both English and Spanish alike. The Boathouse premise came up and Paul thought with the surrounding location of hotels and apartments he had a head start already. He took over the Boathouse in Nerja, put in five TVs plus a five metre projector, offered a menu of full English breakfasts and other Standard English fare and immediately he gave what the Brits want on holiday! (Don’t groan but unfortunately this is true for many!). Therefore it is no surprise that this bar is also succeeding. A few months ago El Pino restaurant came up again and not one to miss an opportunity he went into talks with the landlord. He explained his business plan which was to gut the place: put in

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TV’s and offer cheap food and beer. Beating four other proposals he was given the go ahead to take it over. Now it was the right time and right price for Paul. As good as his word he gutted the place, re painted it, opened the space up and cleaned it! Paul has given it a face lift and people have started to return to use the place after the previous rocky 6 months under different ownership. Here Paul has also employed the same philosophy of cheap food and entertainment. The Boatyard Bar has live music, no sport, The Boathouse provides sport entertainment and El Pino does both sport and music. They try to do something a bit different in each place. For example, Roast Chickens are available at El Pino and not all meal deal combos are the same in each place. One he mentioned in particular was two meals for 6.50 which also included a bottle of wine…… that is a good deal! Paul now has the luxury of the beer companies coming to him with offers and promotions and he can make

huge economies of scale. For example Carlsberg is 1euro a bottle all year round and up until recently he was able to offer Tetley at a 1 euro a pint too. The breweries now come to him and offer great prices if they need to shift anything quickly. This he is able to pass onto all his customers in all three bars. Paul opened El Pino restaurant last month and is taking things at a slow pace looking for original customers and events to come back to him and listening to what his customers want him to offer. I asked Paul if he ever takes a holiday and he says despite having great staff and family round him he works 90 hours a week and enjoys what he does. He is always thinking about new ideas and the next thing but he is keen for things to happen organically without any unnecessary pushing. This, I think may mean he would be open to the idea of another bar… but don’t tell his wife! source:

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Do you want to work from home? Self-employed proof readers Working from home, proof readers will be selfemployed and have very high standard of Spanish and English language comprehension skills. Previous experience of proof reading is preferred rather than essential, but excellent spelling and grammar skills are critical. Those appointed will need internet access, but will be able to choose hours of work to suit their own lifestyle. Work is available 24 hours a day. Market Force Europe is the world's leading customer intelligence company that provides its clients with insights and feedback from their customers. This research helps these organisations make real improvements to the service they offer customers. Mystery shopper experiences go to clients in high quality reports and it's vital that these are accurate; contain no mis-spellings or contradictions, grammatical errors or offensive commentary. This ensures that Market Force Europe and their clients can be confident that reports have been researched, written and proof-read by a dedicated team.


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Market Force Europe pays for each report read and the fee varies according the length of the questionnaire that shoppers submit. As a result, readers can choose the hours they work and therefore the amount they can earn. It should be noted that any specific quantities of work cannot be guaranteed and as self-employed; readers are responsible for declaring their income to the Inspector of Taxes and paying their own income tax and National Insurance. Anyone interested should email in the first instance, detailing why this opportunity appeals, why they consider themselves suitable and include a CV. Suitable candidates will be invited to Market Force Europe offices in Milton Keynes to learn more about the company and its values. It will allow the company to get to know candidates and to ensure that its standards are met by way of some short tests. Subsequent training sessions take place in the Milton Keynes offices.

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Market Force Europe is recruiting self-employed proof readers and mystery shopping researchers Become a mystery shopper No such thing as a free lunch? Well there is now!... It may sound too good to be true but Market Force Europe mystery shopper can get paid to do just that! From shopping to eating and drinking out, free memberships to heath clubs and even free nights in romantic hotels away from the kids, mystery shopping is a great way to earn extra cash quickly and easily. Market Force Europe uses members of the public to conduct the mystery visits, it requires no formal training and the whole system runs online so it's easy to select only jobs of interest. It's different from other jobs because many mystery visits can be incorporated into a normal day. It's also a fantastic opportunity to give feedback to retailers so they can improve their customer service. It's very flexible and a mystery shopper might decide to take a trip into the local shopping centre once the children have been dropped at

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school and visit one of Market Force Europe's' client's shops or cafĂŠs. They could share a light lunch with friends at a variety of restaurants or even plan a night out with a partner and will receive reimbursement towards the purchases! Market Force Europe has many airport assignments currently available airside and landside. If you use Malaga airport then this is a great opportunity for you to have a coffee or a drink on us whilst waiting for your flight or waiting to collect family or friends. All Market Force Europe mystery shopping assignments are completed online following a simple step-by-step questionnaire. Reports are submitted in separate stages, so if there's an interruption, the file can be saved and completed later. Anyone interested in becoming a Market Force Europe Mystery Shopper, should visit register for free, and start shopping!

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Taberna - Teteria Hierbabuena Thursday Nights Indian Cuisine (Book Early to avoid disappointment)

Full Restaurant Menu, Tapas, Original Moroccan Foods in Tagines Traditional Homemade Food English Breakfasts Take-aways Available

Friday Nights Fish & Chips (Book Early to avoid disappointment)

Kitchen now open all day

Live Music

Reservations call 639 263 310 or 610 742 953 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta Take away Food (10% Discount) Open 7 days a week Fish and Chips and Indian available on other days in the week for a booking of 10 people or more


CÓMPETA Plaza Almijara, 6

CoffeeXXXL & Cake Coffee Sandwich Only&2.00€ (Every 3.20€ Afternoon)

APaella small every selection ofSunday properties Coffeepresented & Cake Sunday Paella every Only 2.00€ Please call in for more information Please call in for more information Tel:in952 55 37 01 to youTel: from local estate agents this area. 952 55 37 01 (Every Afternoon)

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Restaurante Asador Tlf: 952 553 314


The restaurant is now open on Mondays from 6.30pm June and July.

Calle Constitución, Cómpeta, Málaga

Specialist in: Home made food, Braised Meat and Roast Piglet

At the heart of the 'wine route' in Competa is the 'wine museum'. Decorated with Andalusian charm, it has recovered the warm, friendly ambience of the wine cellars with its braced arches, brick columns and seasoned wood. Along with the delicious muscatel wines, dry, sweet, young and mature, made from the Rome variety of muscatel grapes, the local gastronomy includes the best cooked meat and sausages in the district, black puddings, pork loin, chorizo sausage, which you can buy together with other typical products like honey, raising, figs, olive oil, ceramics and rugs, in the 'wine museum' ..... A charming place.

Menu del dia (3 courses) €8.00 1pm - 5pm Served Tuesday-Friday All new customers: come and introduce yourself to Pepe the owner for your free glass of local wine!


Cooling & Heating Solutions Sales, Service, & Installation of: Air conditioning, all makes and models Latest Inverter technology. Swimming Pool Heat Pumps Pool Covers & Rollers, Pools pumps and filtration systems Solar Hot water systems. 655791167 - To advertise call 637 028 873

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COUNTRY VILLA - PUENTE DON MANUEL - T743 - 199,950 euro Feature Property

Immaculately presented villa situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on a select development with a backdrop of olive and almond groves. Views of the surrounding countryside are outstanding and there is easy access to local villages.

Spacious property comprising: Covered arched terrace, sunny open plan living & dining area, fully fitted kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & utility room Set amongst exotic plants and ornamental trees, there is an 8mt x 3.5mt kidney shaped swimming pool. Beautiful tiled & balustraded patio & large roof terrace. Gated entrance with a gravel parking area Presented in excellent decorative order, benefitting from double glazed windows, fitted wardrobes, air conditioning/heating, SAT TV, irrigation system, mains water and electricity connections. A very desirable property with everything required for luxurious and comfortable living, in a beautiful location, just a short drive from the coast. Sold furnished and ready to move into.

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Tel: (0034) 952 535 043 .

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SAYALONGA: Calle Calvario s/n,

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

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635


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ver the next few pages selected Estate Agents in the area present extra properties for you to view along with some impressive well priced private sales. Also, we have an article from Thomas Gant Law who can help with paperwork when putting your house on the market.

You will also find contact information on who can help you get that Energy Certificate that is now needed when selling you home. Finally, when you have bought your home.... do you need something doing for instance, air con, heating installed, a new kitchen perhaps‌ you will find the right skills and craftsmen in the following pages and indeed in the rest of the magazine.

This month's magazine gives you all the contact information you need for buying, selling and reforming your home. To Toadvertise advertise advertisecall call call637 637 637028 028 028873 873 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 To

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Bargain Price: 99,000€ Ref: C1208 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds:3 Bath:2 Size: 99m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 149,950€ Ref: V270 Location: Competa Beds:4 Baths:3 Size: 150m² Pool: Plunge Pool Brogan Properties

Price: 66,000€ Ref: ts3_832 Location: Salares Beds:3 Baths:1 Size: 71² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Thank-you to Wayne Wayne Newman first became involved with Artists when the late Juan Cuenca asked him to produce a web site for Price: 99,950€ Price: 119.000€ Price: 69,000€ him, which Wayne great fun setting up for him. AtRef: thatC1221 time the artist gallery opposite ElRef: Pilonvs1_787 being run by Ref:had 0872 Location: AlbaidaWhen it closed Location: Sayalonga Location: Canillas Albaida several artistsCanillas was still de operating. Wayne asked de several of them whether they would like to be on a Beds:3 Baths:1 Beds:1 Baths:1 Beds:2 Baths:1 combinedSize: art web site. Many said yes and hence the start of the Competaart web page. Wayne then organized 90m² (approx) Size: 43m² + 17m² Garage Size: 48m² monthly meetings which discussions led to what exhibitions thePool: groupNowould like to Pool: No everyone enjoyed, and from that Pool: No Solutions 4 U it would be good; both SunsetinProperties Taurus Real Estate do. Some members suggested for the artists themselves but also Competa general, if as many as possible opened their doors to the public over the Easter weekend. This was the start of the yearly Competaart Walkabout. It proved very successful and in 2011 Wayne was presented by the mayor with the Compitorum award on behalf of Competaart for the benefit the group had achieved for Competa by bringing in a lot more visitors to the village. Wayne has now decided that enough is enough as it has been a lot of hard work each year. Our thanks and appreciation to Wayne for what he has done over the past years, and hope that he will continue the Competaart web site. There will be no big Walkabout this year but plans are afoot for 2014 and several artists have exhibitions here and Price: 175.000€ Price: 210.000€ abroad these coming months. We would like to thank everyone who has expressed great interest the Walkabouts Price:in199.000€ Ref: V277 here and you can be sure weRef: Ref:of640 and the activities the many local artists and craftsmen/women will tc2_870 be back next year. Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 169m² (approx) Pool: Yes Solutions 4 U

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Location: Cómpeta Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 110m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

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Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds:4 Baths:3 Size: 230m² Pool: No Sunset Properties To advertise call 637 028 873

Rustic Price: 349,000€ Ref: vc1_760 Location: Cómpeta Beds:5 Baths:3 Size: 186m² Pool:Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 160,000€ Ref: C3341 Location: Canillas de Aceituno Beds:2 Baths:1 Size: 127m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 66,000€ Ref: 154 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 3/4 Baths: 1 Size: 100m² (approx) Pool: No Solutions 4 U

Price: 157,000€ Ref: 661 Location: Competa Beds:3 Baths:1 Size: 110m² Pool: No Solutions 4 U

Price: 350,000€ Ref: vc1_836 Location: Competa Beds:3 Bath:2 Size: 141m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 250,000€ Ref: V151 Location: Cómpeta Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 120m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

Price: 125,000€ Ref: T106 Location: Archez Beds:4 Bath:2 Size: 115m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 149,950€ Ref: C3333 Location: Competa Beds:4 Baths:3 Size: 148m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 219,000€ Ref: vc1_792 Location: Competa Beds:3 Baths:3 Size: 100m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

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Prestige Propert y Price: 450,000€ Ref: V273 Location: Cómpeta Beds:4 Baths:3 Size: 185m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

Price: 379,000€ Ref: Vlr_892 Location: Los Romanes Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 181m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 320,000€ Ref: vc1_885 Location: Cómpeta Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 112m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 510.000€ Ref: V271 Location: Cómpeta Beds:4 Baths:3 Size: 204m² (approx) Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

Price: 395,000€ Ref: C3354 Location: Cómpeta Beds:4 Baths:3 Size: 216m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 350,000€ Ref: T800 Location: Sayalonga Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 161m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 670,000€ Ref: 665 Location: Chilches Beds:4 Baths:5 Size: 400m² (approx) Pool: Yes Solutions 4 U

Price: 645,000€ Ref: Vc7_844 Location: Comares Beds: 5 Baths: 7 Size: 607m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

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Price: 550.000€ Ref: 205 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 146m² Pool: Yes Solutions 4 U

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Solutions 4 U More Than Just An Estate Agent

Office Address: El Atajo, Opp. Villa Chile, Competa Email: Web Pages:

Tel & Fax (00 34) 952 55 38 07 Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

Detached Rustic Andalucian Finca, Lots of Authentic Charm, Sea Views,

Cómpeta 102m2 Property 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Lounge Dining Room Rustic Kitchen Utility Room Plus Separate Storeroom Large Covered Pergola Large Roof Terrace Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Approx. 8,000m2 Land

Price: 185,000 Euros Exclusive / Sole Agent

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Solutions 4 U – easy parking right outside the office On the Torrox/Sayalonga Rd junction, ½ kilometer before Cómpeta

For Sale - Beautiful townhouse in Archez For more details call: 628 990 503 / 651 386 377 Located in the pretty village of Archez, on the outskirts of the Sierra Tejeda Natural Park, just one hour from Malaga airport and 20 minutes from the coast, this lovely four bedroomed townhouse has been tastefully renovated to give a stylish and spacious home. It is conveniently situated close to a parking area in the village, giving excellent access. The house, which is at the end of a terrace, has been fully restored with terracotta floor tiles, quality wooden doors and windows, and beamed ceilings throughout. The spacious hall, which has an area currently used as an office, leads to a large living/dining room with a feature corner fireplace and log burner. Leading off the living/dining room, the kitchen is a good size and features fitted cupboards, granite work surfaces, washing machine, oven and fridge/freezer. From the living room, a door leads to an enclosed patio, featuring a large, enclosed storage space. A single bedroom (which could also be used as an office) with an en-suite bathroom is accessed from the patio. The first floor features two double bedrooms, and an additional single bedroom. The bathroom has recently been renovated in a spa-style, featuring modern Roca fixtures and fittings and quality tiling throughout. A further flight of stairs leads to the delightful roof terrace, which features a large built-in BBQ and a seating area, covered with a sail shade, offering year-round outdoor living. The property is fitted with an alarm system and air conditioning. An ADSL landline connection is available. The property would make either an excellent permanent base or holiday home, with excellent rental potential.

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Price: â‚Ź125,000ono Area: Archez Type: Townhouse Built Size: 115m2 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 To advertise call 637 028 873

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property without any problems. Or if you are planning to put your house on the market we can advise any need to adapt or correct your paperwork. As things were done differently in the past, you might not even be aware of the fact that you do not have a clean title deed. In addition to this, you might have built a pool, a garage, terrace or an extra bedroom without having registered this with the Land Registry and Catastral Office. Perhaps you have never had your plot measured and your deeds reflect an approximate size of the plot, without having the current necessary accuracy. If any structure was built more than 6 years ago, with the current regulations it is possible to make the necessary amendments and include this on your deeds in order to have your title deed correctly registered.

THOMAS GANT LAW Have you had your paperwork checked?


ver the last 5 to 6 years it has become a necessity to have an up to date title deed with no irregularities. If you wish to sell your property now it is a must to have all your documentation in order. A few years ago, everybody was much more relaxed about the issue of paperwork on a property; however things have changed substantially in this field. So, if you are planning to put your house on the market it is now imperative that you have a “clean title deed” This means that your property must be correctly registered at both the Land Registry and the Catastral Office. The size of the plot or the house, other structures such as garage or a swimmingpool must reflect what you have in

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reality. This will all help to avoid problems when you find a potential buyer. The most common deal breaker in a house sale is the venders not having their paper work in order. Since the Law Decree in Andalucía 2/2012 of 2nd of February come into force, it has become a bit more difficult to make amendments to the Title Deed, in many cases because of new legal requirements. In spite of this, over the last few months we have experienced that the Authorities have relaxed a bit on these requirements, with a less restrictive or strict interpretation of new law. At Thomas Gant Law we offer our clients a free consultation or “legal check” of your properties paperwork in order to confirm whether you have clean title deed and thus allowing you to sell your

From our experience we know that the Law changes every day; however it is currently possible to make changes to your deeds. Thomas Gant Law encourages you to undertake these amendments, even if you are not planning to sell your property any time soon. This will alleviate problems in the future if you do wish to sell or irradiate potential problems for your heirs. In addition, we will also be able to supply you with an estimate of the costs you can expect when you sell your property (such as Capital Gains Tax or Plusvalía), to give you an idea of how much you will have to deduct to the sales price. Thomas Gant Law Spanish Lawyer Thomas Gant Law Avenida Constitución, Local 6 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 Our working hours are Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

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Wills Inheritance Property Purchases Company Incorporations Taxes (both residents & non residents) Thomas Gant Law Avenida Constituci贸n, Local 6 29754 C贸mpeta (M谩laga) Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 24 The TheGrapevine Grapevine To62advertise call 637 028 873

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Creative Property Marketing We know we give our sellers 100% but don't just take our word for it, read our sellers opinions. Their own words, written about us as individuals, our service, our success, our proactive approach and the support we give them…

“Keep up the good work David & Sarah.” “ We are impressed with your efforts & responses.”

“We have a buyer!!! We had come to the conclusion about not letting him go, but we were glad of your advice and we did not have to go stupidly low. Many thanks for helping us find him and all your advice” “Hello Sarah, I think the house description is absolutely fantastic. I'm so excited. Thank you so much again.” “Thanks for the extensive and valuable feedback.”

“Hi David, Sarah has created a really good profile for the house which I am sure will bring results; it is good to deal with such a helpful and proactive business.”

“It would appear you are doing, once again, a fine job on my behalf. Thank you.”

“Hi to you both...I love your enthusiasm, it's very encouraging.”

“Heartfelt thanks to you and Sarah for the sale, we were beginning to give up hope, your optimism and support has been great. We are giving your website to some others in the village, so I hope they go ahead. We really got very little from the 2 agents that it was with – they do little for their fees!” “Thanks very much for your valued advice. It is very much appreciated. My head is spinning with it at the moment so it helps to get an unbiased view.” 64 The Grapevine

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“I'm impressed! My agent does not even return my calls.” Inquisitive about how we work? Please phone for a chat... Tel: 951 400 228

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Houses are selling, yours could be next... Creative Property Marketing


All house hunters from around the world use the internet to search for properties. We make sure your property is seen on all the websites the buyers use. Pay just €296 inc IVA for 12 months to be on these websites and no commission when you sell:

SOLD! Angel, the Spanish seller of this property was thrilled by our concept when he saw our advert., Think, Prime, Zoopla (Overseas).com, The Move, Finest, Property,, Homes Go, Move, Global Property,, and Foremost Property

Over 1million buyers search these website’s per week.


The Spanish hate paying estate agent fees. So, when he sold his apartment through us and did not have to pay a fee you can imagine how happy he was! Read more on the page opposite about our client's opinion of us: .

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We create the very best property description for your property. We do all the marketing & advertising for you. Work with us as a team to sell your property privately. All you have to do is open the house for viewings. We can help with valuations and more. Please phone or email us to discuss our service – we are here to help and support you sell privately. Or visit our easy to use and comprehensive website. You will be amazed at the help and support we give you


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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.

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 (house, car, health, etc)

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

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. 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

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 66 The Grapevine

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C/Los Prados, 4.- 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.

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.

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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Ask for free consultation and estimate or come and visit our showroom. English speaking people will advise you! Urbanizatión La Màta

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Industrialzone LA MATA, 29700 Velez-Malaga, Tel. 952 50 25 27 – Fax 952 55 85 98 Mobile: 609 88 50 96 Web: E-Mail:

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The Spanish Coffee Break Holiday Spanish

Hello Good day Good evening Good night Good bye See you soon Yes No That depends I don't know I don't think so Of course! Where? When? Why? What?

¡Hóla! Who? Buenos diás How? Buenos tardes How much/many? Buenos noches Please Adiós Thank you (very much) Hasta luego Excuse me Si I'm sorry, but... No That's a shame Depende May I... ? No lo sé Have a safe journey! Creo que no Have a good holiday! ¡Claro! It doesn't matter ¿Dónde? morning ¿Cuándo? afternoon ¿Por qué? evening ¿Qué? night

¿Quién? ¿Cómo? ¿Cuántos / cuánto? Por favor (Muchas) Gracias ¡Perdone! Lo siento, pero... Es una lástima ¿Puedo...? ¡Buen viaje! ¡Buenas vacaciones! No importa Por la Mañana De la Tarde De la Tarde De la Noche

Sopa de Letras Search & Learn with the very first “Sopa de Letras” in the Axarquia!

Holiday Spanish Search Word Translation

Hóla Buenos diás Buenos tardes Buenos noches Adiós Hasta luego Si No Depende No lo sé Creo que no Claro Dónde Cuándo Por qué Qué Quién Cómo Cuánto Por favor Muchas Gracias

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Hello Good day Good evening Good night Good bye See you soon Yes No That depends I don't know I don't think so Of course! Where? When? Why? What? Who? How? How much Please Thank you very much

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Hablamos Espanol

Ink & Chips


We Speak English

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 Alternatively email us at: or visit our website at

Visit us at: Av. Castilla Pérez, 62 29780 Nerja (Málaga)

Tlf./Fax: 951 284 371 Mobile: 609 271 652 email:

Rafters Rastro New 2 You Shop

Household Furniture, Bric-a-brac, Restaurant Equipment, Terrace Furniture, Kitchen Equipment, Wooden Distressed Furniture, Mirrors, Lamps, plus much more... (We buy unwanted household items) Tel: Alan or Wendy 697 276 230 Email: C/ Antonio Millón 16 (behind Hotel Jimesol, down steps) Nerja

La Esquina de Miguel Breakfast,tapas & meals Full English Breakfast Quiet terrace Plaza Axarquia, Cómpeta Tel: 952 51 67 54

J.L Rodriguez Stone walling, patios, tiling & General Building Tel: 650 563 872 English/Spanish speaking email:

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Large enclosed play area Lots of country walks Pet collection & Delivery service Vet Services On Call Gourmet Meals if Required

THE DOG HOUSE While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog

“Only the best for your pal” Ring: Phil (mob) 649 079 321 email: Comares / Benamargosa Ex- cat & dog Recommended Refs Available

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

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Keep out the heat but keep the view! Enjoy the sunshine in comfort We tint: cars, mobile homes, offices, conservatories, patio doors, glass curtains, glazed balconies & yachts Infact: if its glass we’ll tint it!

Reduce:Heat, glare & expensive air con expenses For more information contact: 902 888 176 / 644 546 176 74 The Grapevine

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, Malaga Mon - Fri: 8.30-2.30 & 5.00-8.30

Sat: 8.30-2.30

Sun: 10.00-2.00

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Hot tired feet? Hard skin from the beach? Treat them to a wonderful pedicure. All hard skin removed, exfoliation, nails and cuticles sorted, a soothing massage & painted with a bright summer colour. TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 10:00 TIL 15:00 Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, no16 Torrox Costa, 29793 Malaga TELF: 952 53 0122 Mobile: 651 956 284

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Ducal Pine Sideboard with UK quality glass top Excellent Condition €199.00 W:175cm, H:88cm. D:46cm Tel. 651 135 726

Ford Focus 2.0L Estate Ghia 2001 Blue, Manual, Unleaded, Leather Upholstery 1 owner from new, FSH, 97K miles, RHD on Spanish plates Recent ITV to June 2014, tax paid New car forces sale €1800 Tel. 651 135 726

4 CD’s and mini book make yourself thin Please call into our shop in for more bargains Action for Animals Avenida de la Constitucion 3 Competa 29754 (Malaga) only €10.00

CUPBOARD Please call into our shop in for more bargains Action for Animals Avenida de la Constitucion 3 Competa 29754 (Malaga) only €8.00



Motion detection, email on alarm, Receive alarm in picture or video on your PC or smart phone, Both cameras are new.

Please call into our shop in for more bargains Action for Animals Avenida de la Constitucion 3 Competa 29754 (Malaga) only €8.00

Only €40.00 eACH Phone 634415531

KEEWAY HURRICANE 50 Low kms, In good condition silver only €1500 Canillas de Albiada Tel. 687858506

FIAT UNO 1 litre LHD, Spanish plates New ITV (April) New tyres New starter motor Good little runner 900 euros Tel Graham 952115981 Mob. 665259334

KTM 950 SM 2008


5500km, Spanish registered, ITV to 11/13, full KTM service history, new tyres, very good condition, €5,500. Competa Tel: 628 990 503 Mob: 651 386 377

OSTRICH EGGS Please call into our shop in for more bargains Action for Animals Avenida de la Constitucion 3 Competa 29754 (Malaga) only €5 each

2 x Bowling Skirts 2 x Sets of Bowls Please call into our shop in for more bargains Action for Animals Avenida de la Constitucion 3 Competa 29754 (Malaga) Skirts only €4 each Bowls only €8 Set

Subaru Forester 2.5XT (2006)Perm 4x4, 2.5L Turbo Petrol. Top of the range with Air Con, Sat nav, black leather interior, electric moonroof, Only 71K Miles, UK car but Spanish Reg. 5995 Euros. Competa Tel. 6066056866 Specialist CAR aircon service and repair. Don't wait till it stops working. Call today.

Before & After Refurbished Headlights

To advertise call 637 028 873

Have your headlights gone opaque or yellow ?This is now an ITV FAILURE. Have them professionally re-furbished to like new. Get your aircon and headlights done together at a special price.

Both services fully mobile Phone: 951 321 446 / 616 264 067

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•July 2013 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April






ou may feel a bit anxious this month and it may be hard to settle down. You probably have many irons in the fire right now, and they're all starting to heat up at once.




22th November - 21st December



his could be one month in which you feel restless, and everything seems to take much longer than you'd like. Try your best to go with the flow.

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23rd October - 21st November



22th December - 19th January


here may be a bit of tension and conflict this month. Be prepared for mild contention that could turn into an all-out war if you aren't careful. Don't take things too personally.



our self-esteem is apt to be quite high and you may feel an extra bit of fire helping you throughout the day.If you want the job done right, you may have to do it yourself.

ou're terrific at following through with projects, Libra, but perhaps not so great at starting them. This month is the perfect time for you to prove this theory wrong.



23rd August - 22th September

ou may find that there is some opposition from other people. You may feel threatened in some way. An aggressive attitude could be making you feel inferior or unworthy of certain attention. .

ollow this instinct and get to work. You're anxious to get the ball rolling on certain projects. The key is to make sure that the ones that are already started get done before you tackle the others.



our heart should feel quite generous this month. You're most likely feeling the need to keep everyone smiling. Spread your radiant sunshine everywhere - it will be appreciated.




his could be a highly productive month for you if you approach it in the right way. You find that you have a burst of energy that could help you conquer just about any task you set your mind to.

e careful that you don't put your foot in your mouth Aries. You may have a tendency to jump the gun, so be conscious of how you use your energy. A false start is likely to get you disqualified.

ou might find it hard to relate to people or that others aren't hearing you very well. Keep in mind that you may have to translate your thoughts in order to get your message across



our sensitive, feminine side is likely to say one thing while your masculine, combative side says another. The key is to not act hastily in any situation.

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

Tin Tin NEW SemiPermanent Nail Polish . .

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, Acrylic nails, manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up.

Nueva villa de Cómpeta Mon-Wed -Fri (Just behind Café Cómpeta) 10.00-13.30 &

Tel: 952 516 416

17.00-20.00 .

Tue & Thu 9.30-13.30 .

English, Danish & Spanish

Sat 10.00 - 14.00

Michael ’s Upholstery 11 Calle del Carmen Competa Tel: 952 55 34 64 Bring in summer with our complete repair and upholstery service Garden and terrace cushions in outdoor quality materials. Parasol and gazebo cover repairs Re-upholstery of antique and modern furniture. Free pick up and delivery on small items.

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SPAIN - UK - SPAIN DELIVERIES We collect from your address and deliver direct No trans shipping

CHEAPEST PRICES ONLY PAY FOR ONE WAY DELIVERIES EVERY 2 WEEKS email: Spain Tel: 608091660 UK Tel: 0044 790773532

Pets & Motorbike Specialists

Country Market Los Jardines del Trapiche

Every Tuesday 9.30am - 1.30pm well established for 5 years now, we have a beautiful courtyard and a bar area with a large air conditioned indoor area, full of food, fruit and vegetables. A selection of stalls selling new and handmade items. Something for everyone if you would like to join us or would like any information, please Call Anita 627877164 or Chrissie 617811030

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take the 272 onto the a356, Velez Malaga,Turn off at el cruce towards benamargosaGo over the roundabout and we are on the left hand side just before the private airport

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Buggy Sales


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"Yes please, dear." she replied. Then I ran back. “She said yes.” I've been told I'm not ambitious enough. If only there was an olympic sport for being lazy That bronze medal would be mine. I won't be using those E-cig things to give up smoking. I'm going to get some help from my Yorkshire neighbour. He buy gum

School Project "Daddy? How do you spell vodka?" asked my 5 year old. "Why do you ask, son?" "I'm drawing a picture of you for school."

Things haven't been the same between me and my girlfriend since the breast reduction. I thought they were big bouncy and sexy. She thought I looked like a woman.

"No problem son.", I replied "w...a...t...e...r.”

The guy who invented applause must have looked like an idiot when he first tried it out.

Just seen an elderly lady fall over in the high street. My wife immediately looked at me and said, "Don't just stand there, go and see if she needs any help." So I quickly ran across the road and said, "Do you need any help?"

I just got a phone call from a representative from Google. "We're campaigning to get people to sign an on-line petition supporting our company tax arrangements in light of the government's plans for an investigation." "You can forget it I told him. "It's the law abiding tax payer like me who suffers because of the likes Google. You're getting no support from me!" There was a pause before he added, "We know your browsing history." "Tell me where the petition is. I'm logging in as we speak.”

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Eyebrow Shaping & tinting


Massage Cutting

Colouring Waxing


Gelac Nails


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We Speak English & Spanish

La Boutique de Competa

Avda. Constitucion 21, Competa 952 553 331- 633 202 659

Opening Hours 9.00 - 2.00 5.00 - 8.30

Restaurant: Varied a la carte menu with honest food and a lot of vegetarian options. Every day a menu of the day between 1pm and 4pm for only 10,00€

Hotel: rooms from 40,00€ a night with breakfast included


Alberdini A different place that will not leave you indifferent! Check our website for more information and don´t miss out on our events on facebook:

Hotel Restaurante Alberdini Pago La Lomilla 85 - Cómpeta 952516294

Open 7 days a week. Kitchen open from 1pm-4pm and from 7-11pm

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Enjoy our beautiful terraces for a drink or a meal.

Pilates & yoga classes open to all.

Something to celebrate? Alberdini takes the time to sit with you and make you a quotation!

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Phone Rob on 690 076 988 or 951 247 171


All Areas

€9 per hour

Mesón Las Gemelas Avenida Torrox, 4 Cómpeta, Málaga Tel: 952 516 395 651 309 684

Electricians Fully qualified All work undertaken Free Estimates



Roger 648 025 901 Mike 606 246 902 Answerphone: 952 553 282

Loose Covers, Curtains & Cushion Covers Dressmaking, Alterations from zips & hems to remodelling clothes 20 Years Experience Professional Machines English & Spanish Spoken Collection & Delivery Fixed quotes given on all jobs

Seamstress & Soft Furnishings Lizzy Reilly - Tel: 952 55 35 75 Mob: 651 472 952

For all your water filters and water treatment requirements. Two Stage Water Filters, supplied and fitted from just €99 Call Geoff or email for free no obligation quote 952 554 870 or 699 462 859 or


La Vendimia Avda. de Nerja, s/n 29754 COMPETA Tel: 952 55 38 80

Excellent food at great prices.

Find us on the top floor of the Q8 Garage Competa. Enter the Q8 Forecourt And take the slip road up by the Side of the car wash.


SUPPLY & FITTING Ÿ Venetian blinds, canopies, fly-screens, beaded curtains. Ÿ Aluminium & PVC Windows, doors, Ÿ Sun lounges, extensions, Security doors Ÿ Shower screens & curtains Ÿ Lamps, lampshades, wall lights, strip lighting-wide range Ÿ Picture/poster/photo frames & framing service. Laminating Ÿ Glass (clear, tinted, textured) cut to size Avda. La Constitucion 2, Competa Tel: 952 516 397 / 952 553 450Mobile: 658 847 421Email:

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CAMPO AGM You are cordially invited to attend the CAMPO Annual General Meeting which will take place on Monday 8th July 2013 in the Salon de Actos (under the Town Hall, opposite Bar Fernan), at 4pm. Everybody is welcome to come and hear about our charitable donations and about our exciting plans for future fund-raising events We will also be electing some new Committee Members at the AGM so if you would like to add your skills and experience to our Committee please contact our Secretary. Secretary: Janice Tyler 648037989 email:

DAY FOR LIFE Wow, wow, wow, thank you, thank you to everyone who

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came along and supported our Day for Life in aid of Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice. I am absolutely thrilled to advise that the total amount raised through Walk and Day for Life is an amazing 4810euros, this beats the incredible 4675e that we collected last year. So a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make the day such a success; All the walkers, the dogs and their generous sponsors. Inez and Enmanuel of the Alberdini Hotel for the Day for Life Venue. My wonderful team of twenty three volunteers especially the people who assisted with the stalls and activities. All the stall holders Sponsors of the children's area; La Boutique; Sugar & Spice; Eroski City of Competa. All the Tombola prize sponsors; Alberdini, la Bodega, la Casona, Jill Caldwell, Kevin Deavin, John Etheridge, EGO Hair & Beauty, Kelly Maynard, la Esquita de Miguel, Nicola (Zumba), la Taberna de Oscar, Perico, Sue Robinson, Sugar & Spice, TabernaTeteriaHierbabuena, Tin Tin, and Ellie Wright. Geoff Murrell for the live music. Everyone who supported the event. Two people deserve a special “thank you” for their generous donations to Cudeca and the day, firstly, an anonymous donation of 500euros and secondly to Stephen Condon who collected 452.50euros in

sponsor money. You are both amazing. Events like Day for Life enable Cudeca to continue offering their “special kind of caring” to all their patients through their services at the in-patients hospice; the day care centre and the doctor and nurse visiting home teams. Cindy Jones Cudeca Volunteer.

COMPETA CUDECA CANCER CARE SUPPORT GROUP Your local Cudeca Cancer Care Support Group meets on a monthly basis here in Competa. We are a small informal group so if you or your family are living with cancer, you are very welcome to come along and join us. This help is for you irrespective of where you are being treated either through the Spanish Health System or privately. Our next meeting is on Thursday, 18th July at 11.30am in Centro de Ocio Habitacion, Competa and our discussion subject will be Prostate Cancer. If you have any questions or concerns, relating to Prostate Cancer, please join us.

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Local News camp in “Centro La Noria” organized by Diputación (Málaga). More information or subscription at the town hall.

TOWN HALL NEWS Feria de Cómpeta 2013: From the 18th - 22nd July Cómpeta will honor San Sebastián with the annual fair. Party´s day and night, a big fair, stalls,… Don´t miss the fun! From the 15th July you can get the full program at the town hall or at the tourist office. Oficina de turismo. Do you need more information about Cómpeta? Visit our lovely tourist office at the entrance of the town! Gloria or one of the many volunteers will help you in any way they can! Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10.00 – 15.00 Sundays: 10.00 – 14.00 Piscina municipal. The public swimming pool will be open all summer. Monday – Friday: 10.00 – 14.00 17.00 – 20.30 Saturdays: 10.00 – 14.00 The last weekend of July there will be a children´s summer

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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: ntodecompeta You can always check the official website of the town hall as well, where you can find a business directory, useful phone numbers, schedules for the bus.

Bingo – 1st July – Harlekin Bar – Just off the Paseo (behind the Kunterbund) Torrox Costa – 3pm – only 5 euros including a meal – tickets available at either of our shops in Torrox Costa. Algarrobo Boot Fair (next to Lidl) - regular stall, which is held every other Saturday weather permitting – we raised over 117€ last time. Tombolas & raffles - every 2/3 weeks at Caipirinha Garden Bar & restaurant – Paseo Maritimo - Torrox Beach. On 22 July Gasoline are playing, not to be missed. If you can donate prizes or wish to help in any way, please call Jean 650 965 143. Adoptions update It´s goodbye to Dusty (abandoned by a dustbin!) this month – good luck in England little one! Dog of the month see photo.

TAIL TORROX At TAIL in Torrox we currently house in excess of 47 dogs and puppies, that have been rescued from many scenarios , too many to mention! if you are interested in adopting or fostering, in particular puppies, please check out our website for more info.

The Team As always, a big thank you to our team of volunteers – without you… it would not be possible to save so many dogs lives. We always need more people.. even for just 2 hours a week – dog walking, cleaning etc. Please call Sue on 629 501 173.We also need volunteers for shops during the summer months - call Jean 650 965 143.

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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


Tel: 952 510 002


Tel: 952 553 159

Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553 006


Tel: 952 508 906

Canillas de Aceituno, Tel: 952 518 002


Tel : 952 552 404



Tel: 952 508 858

Tel: 952 516 006 952 516 025


Tel: 952 523 131


Tel: 952 536 016

Rio Gordo

Tel: 952 732 154


Tel: 952 535 021


Tel: 952 508 903


Tel: 952 508 839

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 Tel: 952 553 685 Nerja Tel: 952 521 531 Sayalonga Tel: 952 535 206 Torre del MarTel: 952 541 104

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Torre del Mar Tel: 952 540 471 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 010 Velez Malaga Tel: 952 559 100 Vinuela

Tel: 952 519 002


Tel: 952 533 122

La Herradura Tel: 958 827 794 Nerja

Tel: 952 548 430

Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 538 200

Taxi’s Canillas de Albaida Maria Jose: 952 553 018 Cómpeta 952 553 662 Franquelo: El Mellizo: 952 516 056 Maximo: 952 516 199 Cesáreo: 952 516 205 Sayalonga Ramiro: 952 535 029 Velez Malaga 952 540 016

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

Telephone Doctors General Enquires Tel: 1004 Speaking Clock Tel : 093 Line Faults Tel: 1002 Directory Enquires Tel: 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

To advertise call 637 028 873 You can now advertise your items for sale free on 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 C贸mpeta, La Caleta de Velez Sunday Nerja Car Boot Sale, Sayalonga Sayolanga Municipal Market Mon- Fri 8.30am-2.30pm

Church Services C贸mpeta 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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Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000


Tel: 952 399 907



Tel: 952 211 797

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000


Tel: 952 212 435


Tel: 952 214 888


Tel: 952 363 591


Tel: 952 475 108


Tel: 952 306 150

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955


Tel: 952 604 383


Tel: 952 352 300


Tel: 952 474 891


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

C贸mpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

National Holidays

January 1st

New Years Day

January 6th

Three Kings Day

February 28th

May 1st

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

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


96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception


105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day


104.8 FM

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Finca el Cerrillo Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Tel: 952 03 04 44 email:

The Hotel Balcon Tel:952 55 3662

Airconditioning / Heating

Construction Construcciones Chavos Tel: 952 553 807 Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Glo y Pat Tel: 952 51 61 49

Drains Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869 infrared panels for inside, low cost, healthy - Stops mould and damp

CALL NOW 952 967 015 Infrared Heating Outside for patios bars, smoking areas - low running cost

Tel: 952 96 78 03

Tecnicas Tel: 952 52 95 38



Electricians Roger 648 025 901 Mike 606 246 902 Answerphone: 952 553 282

Energy Certificates Tel: 633 759 994

Food Stores & Bakeries

Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Competa Computers Professional Computer Repairs Tel: 952 96 78 03

Tel: 951 067 722 / 617 979 364

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

Health & Beauty Centro Mar y Salud Dr. Bernadette Veeger - General Practitioner

General Practitioner Psychology Physiotherapy Osteopathy Massage Acupuncture Gynaecology Medical Thermography Dermatology Iridology Vitamin & Mineral dificiencies testing Etioscan Food allergies testing Colontherapy Pedicure Nutritional Coaching Yoga Classes Gym classes Cosmetic treatments Paseo MarĂ­timo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, 952 532 065 / 617 913 196,

The Hair & Beauty Studio Beauty Treatments Pedicures - Manicures - Facials Hopi Ear Candles - Acrylic & Gel Nail Extensions - Eyelash Perming Aromatherapy Massage - Reiki - Waxing

Furniture Stores

Qualified Sports & Remedial Therapist Unisex Hairdressers

Ink Cartridges & Stationery Tel: 627242977

Jose Luis Persianas Tel: 952 516 397

Cruce de Periana, Puente Don Manuel


Glass, lighting & blinds

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures & Electrolysis Removal of Moles, Thread veins, Milia, Skin tags, Blood spots, Warts, Verrucas and Age spots

T-Shirt Printing

For all enquires please call: 693 740 575

Competa Dentist Tel: 952 51 62 08

Internet & Telephone Fast & Reliable, no land line required, free installation in ALL areas, unlimited download, free telephone calls worldwide. Avenida La Pancha, Edificio San Andrés, local 1-3, Algarrobo Costa, 29750 Malaga, 951 239 888, email:,

Competa Tel: 608 658 108 email: Tel: 653 635 180

Nerja Solutions Tel: 952527145

Jewellery Design


Leisure, Hobbie & Gifts

An exclusive collection 925° Silver

Karin Gabrielle Van Camp Jewellery Designer

Tel: 633 897 499 -

Kennels & Pets

Wagtails Boarding kennels for cats and dogs Tel: Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935

Como Piensos Tel: 952 516 118 The Raza Hotel Tel: 952 535 417

Locksmiths LOCKSMITH UK C&G Qualified, Callouts (24/7) and / or appointments Call Paul Tel: 664367511 – email:

Plumbers & Water Solutions

Mechanics & Recovery


BIG Garage

Tel: 952 528 961

35 Castillo alto, poligono industrial, Nerja 29780

Pro Neumaticos Tel: 952 507 144 Taller Candido Tel: 651 027 801

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

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

Asesoria Aljarife Tel:952 516 600 Asesoria Axarquia Tel:952 54 51 05 Thomas Gant Law Tel: 952 51 69 61

Removals UK Deliveries Tel: 951 247 240 / 608 091 660

Real Estate Fontaneria Roman Tel: 952 55 33 69 Tel: (+34) 620 914 104

Tel: (+34) 951 321 359

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

Real Estate Continued Solutions 4 U Tel: 952 55 38 07 Taurus Real Estate, Tel: 952 535 043 Tel: 686 361 003 Restaurants & Bars La Casona - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 37 01 Cantueso Restaurante Tel: 699 946 213 El Pilon Tel: 952 553 512 Bar Fernans Tel: 952 553 792 Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 639 263 310 Museo del vino Tel: 952 553 314 Taj Majal - Torrox Costa Tel: 952 534 972 The Boatyard Bar Tel: 659 778 105 The Boathouse Tel: 610 131 569 El Pino Restaurant Tel: 952 968 106 The Pavo Real Tel: 654 869 083 Cantueso Tel: 699 946 213 Bar Calypso Tel: 690 848 951 Kawita Tel: 951 23 76 36 The Balcon Hotel Tel: 952 553 662

The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services

Spa’s & Saunas

Nerja Solutions Tel: 952 527 145 Total Satellite Installations Tel: 629 556 266 IPTV Spain Tel: 951 390 567

Vets CLINICA VETERINARIA CÓMPETA Clinic 952 553 360 URG 657 582 225 LA CALETA Clinic 952 551 010 URG 657 582 225 PUENTE DON MANUEL Clinic 951 167 666 URG 657 582 225

Windows & Doors



El Bazar de Competa (health) Tel: 952 516 895

Solicitors Delprado Solicitors Tel: 95 252 72 74

Upholstery Lizzy Reilly Tel: 952 55 35 75

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

Swimming Pool Heating

Official Manufacturer

Winery Bodega Bentomiz 952 11 59 39

Villa Care


Tel. 952 50 25 27 E-Mail:

tel:+44 (0)845 0041041 mob: +34 692 408 306

Property Care and Management Services

Work Opportunities Retail Eyes

Todo Casa Tel: 628 776 226

Pet Supplies Tel: 652 970 608

Como Piensos Tel: 951 51 61 18

WALKERS INTERNATIONAL MOVERS LTD Local, National & International Removals Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Storage Full Loads * Par t Loads * Small Consignments


Northampton (00 44) 1604 704 030 Email: Head Office 33-34 Liliput Road, Brackmills, Northampton NN4 7DT

in JULY 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 every Sunday in the Sanysol Chapel, Torre del Mar at 10.30 a.m., and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396.

Mobility Equipment Available: Wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, child car seat and many other mobility aid available on loan. Monday 8th thru 9, 10,11th - LEARN SPANISH. Intensive Course for Intermediate to be held in the Centre, 10.00am to 12.30am. Price 40 Euros, incl. course materials and one drink per session. Thursday 18th - VISIT ´PICKLE´IN GIBRALTAR. Cchance to visit the sailing ship Schooner Pickle, which in 1805 fought at the Battle of Trafalgar. . Departure times Algarrobo 6.45am, Caleta 6.50am and Torre Del Mar Bus Station 7.00am, Fuengirola, Bull Ring and Feria Ground 8.30am. Friday 26th – SPECIAL COFFEE MORNING TO CELEBRATE THE “FERIA DE TORRE DEL MAR”. There will be the usual Coffee morning starting at 11.00am. Following this from 13.00hrs onwards you can enjoy paella either the usual style or vegetarian, bread and one glass of Sangria or another drink, for the Ticket Price of 5 Euros.

LAKE VINUELA SOCIAL CLUB We meet on the 1st THURSDAY of the month from 12noon until approx. 2.30pm followed by lunch at Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, open the box, bingo and a guest speaker. Our aim is to enjoy ourselves and raise money for local and international charities. For further details please contact 676772693 or email


LUX MUNDI Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”,(Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: Web: PLEASE NOTE THE CENTRE IS ONLY OPEN IN A MORNING DURING JULY AND THERE ARE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE DAILY EVENTS IN THE CENTRE. DAILY EVENTS IN THE CENTRE. Monday – Computer Know How. Half Orange (Widows/Widowers/Singles) Group. Wednesday – Art Group. Thursday – Computer Know How. Friday – "Espan-Glish". Regular Coffee Morninglibrary, boutique, bric-a-brac, books, preserves and videos for sale.

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in November

FELLOWSHIP OF THE KING We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185. Fellowship of the King Sunday Worship - 11am. Wednesday Fellowship 3 - 5 pm. Midweek activities Pilates - Tuesday midday - 1pm. Bridge Club Tuesday 2.15 - 6pm. Charity shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10 - 1.30pm. .

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION TORRE DEL MAR We meet every Wednesday at La Vega Rest Torre Del Mar between 12 & 1-30 For Bookings & Info Tel 663658354 e mail LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION We now meet on a MONDAY from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. We are a small branch with a big heart and welcome all. You do not have to be an ex member of the armed forces to either join or visit. Our aim is to have fun whilst making money for the RBL poppy appeal. Information can be obtained from our website or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079

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

Mb: (0034) 660 743 670 email: .

COMPETA: Avda. de la Constituci贸n, 31, Tel: (0034) 952 516 633

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635



ARENAS Desirable 3 double bedroom villa with 1 bed guest apartment in outstanding location with breathtaking sea, lake & countryside views. Fabulous outside space: heated pool, pergola & shaded dining terraces.

Ref: C3327

249,999 euro



Fabulous 2 storey townhouse in upper part of the village. 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, f/f kitchen, living/dining room. Super outside space with 2 exterior patios with stunning mountain views. Parking outside. Early viewing recommended!

Desirable 3 bedroom villa with excellent access. F/f kitchen, living/dining room, 3 en suite bathrooms. Fabulous outside space, 6mt x 3mt pool, pergolas, concrete drive, car port & garage. Sold fully furnished.

115,000 euro

Ref: T706

279,000 euro

Ref: C3353


COMPETA Very attractive villa with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan fully fitted kitchen, L shaped lounge with wood burning stove and air-con, utility room. Spacious tiled pool terrace with 8 x 4m pool, 70m2 garage. Very good access. Ref: C3158

285,000 euro


Centrally located character village house in pretty white village. Living room, good size kitchen & store room, 3/4 bedrooms, bathroom & WC. Part covered central patio with utility area and small terrace. Reduced drastically for a quick sale! Ref: T489

60,000 euro

Spacious 78m2 townhouse in central part of the village. 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, f/f kitchen, utility room, reception/dining room and living room. Good size roof terrace with views to the coast. Ideal holiday home & excellent value for money. Ref: C1106

68,000 euro

The Grapevine Magazine July 2013  
The Grapevine Magazine July 2013  

The Grapevine Magazine orginally started in the village of Competa, Malaga and now covers over 20 villages and towns in the Axarquia region...