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Front Cover: Under the Sea!

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June Weather Days with rainfall: 1 Days Avg Max Temperature: 26.7 c Hours of Sunshine : 10 p/day The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

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It’s a month until the kids finish school, which this year is on the 23rd June, I cant wait! No more getting up early then shouting at the kids to make sure they get ready and leave on time for school. No more homework or studying to help them with, which stresses out both myself and my daughter. I am looking forward to the long summer holidays with weekends at the beach and afternoons by the pool and BBQ’s in the evening. We will also be making it back to the UK over the summer to see family and I will be taking the kids to London to be a tourist for the day! Here in Spain there is plenty to do over the summer holidays, water parks, different beaches to visit and of course the various ferias and fiestas held over the coming months are always fun. More locally there is always live music playing in various bars and restaurants which can enhance your ‘al fresco’ dinning experience. Take a look at our ‘What’s on Guide’ and local gigs section on page 87 to see what’s happening in your area. This month we focus on the Tuesday Trapiche Farmers market again with some new advertisers please see pages 26 and 27. It is a lovely venue offering teas and coffees with plenty of quality stalls to wander around. There is a range of items for sale from fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan products, clothes and even diamonds! Every Tuesday 10.00 until 2pm it’s well worth a visit. Enjoy and keep reading The Editor.

Inside This Month 44 Full Moon For The Moonlight Sonata Mountain Wine and Music with Bodegas Bentomiz 46 Gusto XC Bike Tours with the Nerja Based mountain bike adventure specialists.

The Grapevine Magazine accepts no responsibility for any alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors.

56 Writing Axarquia A Writing and Walking Retreat, a collaboration between Cómpeta Hikes and Writing Axarquía.

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84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh Passion to Die For!

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www.sunsetproperties-spain.com :sunsetproperties

Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 New this month!

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Price:250,000 Euros

Competa Lovely 3 bed 2 bath villa (192 m²) with living/dining, separate split kitchen, large second lounge, terraces, garage, stunning sea, mountain and countryside views, easy driving distance to Competa. EPC - E

New this month!

ref: v1163 Price:295,000 Euros

New this month!

Office:(0034) 951 067 711

Price:230,000 Euros

Price reduced!

Denise Hill UK 0844 7744860 Price:895,000 Euros

Competa

Canillas de Aceituno

Superb 2 bed 2 bath villa (91 m²) with lounge, kitchen/dining, separate wc, oil fired central heating, storage, fantastic views, several terrace areas, space for a surface pool.

Exceptional country house (590 m²) with 5 beds, 5 baths and a cloak/wc plus separate self-contained 1 bed 1 bath guest house with huge garage, utility/laundry room, pool, terraces, roof terrace, gardens, walled courtyard and walled Andalucían patio - a versatile property with a range of potential uses.

ref: v1160

EPC - In process

Price reduced!

Price:119,000 Euros

ref: v1131

EPC - C

New this month!

Price:65,000 Euros

Archez Traditional 2 bed 1 bath townhouse (127 m²) with lounge/dining, separate kitchen, roof terrace, village location, parking close by.

Chilches

Mezquitilla

Lovely 2 bed 2 bath villa (98 m²) with sun lounge, open plan living/dining, separate kitchen, enclosed pool, garage, beach nearby.

Charming south facing frontline 3 bed 1 bath townhouse (77 m²) situated just a stone’s throw from the beach with on-street parking, good sized living room, dining kitchen and roof terrace with fabulous sea views. EPC - E ref: t1091

EPC - In process

New this month!

ref: v1159 Price:199,000 Euros

Price reduced!

Price: 110,950 Euros

EPC - E

ref: t1161 Price reduced!

Price:485,000 Euros

Benamargosa This Month’s Special Offer!

Torrox

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

Modern bright atico apartment (70 m²), 2 bed, 1 bath, cloakroom, open plan living/dining, separate kitchen, 2 terraces, 2 parking spaces, beach 3km. EPC - In process

ref: t1158

EPC - E

ref: t1098

Archez Outstanding immaculately presented top quality 5 bed 4 bath villa (236m²) with fabulous spacious living accommodation, fantastic covered terrace with glass curtains, various terraces, pool area and mature gardens. EPC - D ref: v1033

“ 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.”


New this month!

Price:69,000 Euros

New this month!

Price:320,000 Euros

Price reduced!

Price:239,900 Euros

Archez Traditional 3 bed 1 bath townhouse (83 m²) with lounge/dining, separate kitchen, roof terrace, village location, parking close by.

Competa

Viñuela

Delightful 3 bed 2 bath villa (152 m²) with sunroom, open plan living/kitchen, pool, terrace, detached garage and sea views.

Well established 3 bed 2 bath villa (119 m²) with spacious living/dining room, good sized kitchen, terraces, covered terrace, pool, car port, storage/utility room and spectacular views across Lake Viñuela.

EPC - In process

ref:t1162 New this month!

Price: 249,950 Euros

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

Price reduced!

Price:189,950 Euros

EPC - E

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EPC - G

New this month!

Price: 105,000 Euros

Price:249,000 Euros

Caleta de Velez Superb spacious 4 bed 3 bath townhouse (207 m²) located within walking distance of the beach with large living room, kitchen and utility room, office/study, 2 terraces, garage/workshop and use of communal pool.

EPC - E Price reduced!

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Great New thisLocation! month!

ref: t1141 Price:399,950 Price:69,000 Euros

Competa Spacious traditional style village house (170 m²) with 3 beds, 2 baths and cloak/wc, superb open plan living/dining room/kitchen, garage, storage room and south facing roof terrace with sea views.

EPC - D

ref:t1077 New house!

Price:275,000 Euros

Almayate

Spacious traditional style 3 bed 1 bath village house (146 m²) mostly on one level with potential 4th bedroom, utility room, terrace, covered terrace and south facing roof terrace with sea views.

EPC - In process

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Business opportunity! Price:325,000 Euros

Canillas de Albaida

Arenas Recently finished Gaudi style 3 bed 2 bath villa (144 m²) with easy access, open plan living accommodation, large master en suite bed, covered terrace, pool and sea views.

Outstanding business opportunity! Fabulous centrally located development of 5 1 bed 1 bath boutique rental apartments (243 m²) beautifully finished, newly furnished & equipped, ready for immediate use. Also includes an communal internal courtyard and a roof terrace. Open to sensible offers.

EPC - E EPC -In Process

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ref: t1119

Competa Stunning 4 bed 2 bath villa (155m²), open plan living/dining/kitchen, pool, terraces, car port, garage, garden, countryside and mountain views.

EPC - D

Renovated house!

ref: v1157 Price:149,000 Euros

Competa Superb spacious 3 bed 2 bath village house (163 m²) with good sized modern kitchen, utility room, 2 reception rooms, dining room, courtyard, 2 terraces and 2 roof terraces with sea and coastal views.

EPC- E

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berdrola, the Spanish energy giant, allegedly worked to alter the price of electricity and make “an illicit profit of €20 million” during the winter of 2013, coinciding with a cold spell. The accusation has been brought by anti-corruption prosecutor Antonio Romeral in a complaint lodged against the company with the Audiencia Nacional, Spain’s central High Court.

A NEWS IN SPAIN This Months Update

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he number of accidents on Spain’s non-urban roads involving cyclists doubled between 2009 and 2015: from 1,082 to 2,013. What’s more, the trend is reflected within cities, where over the same period the number of accidents grew from 2,387 to 5,173. At the same time, the number of people taken to hospital after a road accident involving bicycles rose from 489 in 2009 to 652 in 2015, a 33% increase. Taking into account the year 2016 and the figures so far this year, the DGT says more than 400 cyclists have been killed on Spain’s roads since 2008. The latest victims joined the statistics last month, when a drunk driver in Valencia ran into a group of six cyclists, killing two on the spot and seriously injuring three more. One of the latter died of his injuries four days later.The surge is due in large part to greater numbers than ever of cyclists on Spain’s roads, says Luis Montoro, Professor of Road Safety at the University of Valencia. “But in the face of this trend, we come up against a lack of strategies and institutional measures,” he warns. Among these is a lack of infrastructure: “particularly on main roads,” and not enough road safety awareness campaigns in the media.

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A survey run by insurance company Axa and bike safety watchdog Ponle Freno showed that 30% of cyclists admit to not knowing the rules of the road, and this in a country where more than a million bikes are now being sold each year, according to the sector’s association.

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panish lawmakers have voted in favor of moving the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum in central Spain, a measure that has long been rejected by the conservative governing Popular Party. The 198-1 vote Thursday with 140 abstentions puts no obligation on the government. But it has reopened debate relating to one of Spain's most painful episodes, the 1936-39 Civil War and its aftermath. The mausoleum, located close to Madrid, is seen by many as a relic of Spain's dictatorial past. The lawmakers also called for funds to remove remaining dictatorship symbols and to set up a commission to investigate the estimated 115,000 people still missing since the conflict, a recommendation backed by the United Nations.

14,000 kilo batch of contaminated tuna has prompted the Junta de Andalucia to issue health warnings across the region after consumers fell ill in Cordoba, Granada, Jaen, Malaga and Sevilla.. The Andalucian Ministry of Health has reported more than 50 cases of histamine poisoning since May 5, all caused by fresh tuna originating from Garciden, an Almeria-based supplier. Symptoms include a sore throat, headaches, hot flushes, sweating, nausea and vomiting. An official statement advises consumers to avoid eating tuna purchased between April 25 and May 5, some of which may still be on sale. Six batches with barcodes ending in 170501, 170502, 170503, 170504, 170505, and 170506 have been removed from the market. Although tuna is naturally rich in histamine, poor hygiene during production, particularly exposure to high temperatures, may lead to a dangerous spike which cannot be removed by cooking or freezing.

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reater growth, less unemployment, a lower deficit. The Spanish economy is starting to pull out of the Great Recession following a lost decade, according to Brussels’ revised forecast for Spain, released last month. According to European Union leaders, the Spanish economy will grow faster than other member states, at a pace of 2.8% in 2017 (half a percentage point more than in the previous forecast) and 2.4% in 2018.

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Restaurante Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Get the real & tasty Indian & Moroccan food as well as Traditional Spanish Food . All ingredients are fresh and all dishes homemade

Brunch Menu everyday incl Full breakfast Eggs Benedict American Style Pancakes Eggs Royale Bucks Fiz, Bloody Marys etc. Indian Curry Night Every Thursday. Call to reserve a table. Reservations call 951 70 76 38 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta We can be found next to the Car Park

Reservations Recommended

Marco Polo

Calle Jose Antonio 3 Cómpeta

Set in a traditional Townhouse just off the Plaza Almijara, Competa.

Expanded 2 euro section , more British food products, cleaning products, health and beauty items than ever before.

Opening hours We are having a massive clearance of the dvd section, Mon-Sat 10am-2pm all discs for sale from 1 euro per disc. .

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We still have the huge selection of greetings cards that will never change souvenir’s,gifts, helium balloons etc. Don’t forget we take Passport photos We have Second hand books, New Books and a Book Exchange is Available. We are the place to buy your maps and walking routes of the area. 10 The Grapevine

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

RESTAURANTE MARIA PROGRAMME June 2017 SUNDAY 4TH JUNE: LIVE MUSIC! “JUKEBOX BANDITS” From 2.00pm on the Terrace. .

FRIDAY 9TH JUNE: “JACK CADE REBELLION” LIVE MUSIC! From 8.00pm on the Terrace. .

From SUNDAY 11TH JUNE: Pool will be Open to the public from 11.00am to 7.00pm .

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE: LIVE MUSIC & DANCING! “TANGO SHOW” From: 8.00pm Book your table in advance and buy your advance ticket 10€ pp in the Hotel and in Todo Papel .

SUNDAY 25TH JUNE: LIVE MUSIC! From 2.00pm in the POOL BAR Spend the day by the pool with paella for lunch .

NEW things at the Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta: 4 Different Exquisite Tapas for 8€ Hamburgers : Steer meat 250gr / Angus meat 120gr / Vegetarians. OFFERS FOR BREAKFAST : COFFEE + CROISSANT (Ham or Cheese or Jam & Butter) = 3,40€ BACON AND EGGS + TOAST + JUICE = 5 € COFFEE + CHOCOLATE MUFFIN = 2,45€ NATURAL ORANGE JUICE + MIXED SANDWICH = 3,70€ .

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INMOBILIARIA TU RINCON DEL SOL PROPERTY SALES AND RENTALS Avd. de Torrox, 46 29754 CÓMPETA (Málaga) Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 628 06 97 03

Cómpeta

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Velez-Malaga Ref:462

Three bedroom townhouse in good condition. Overlooking the hanging houses. Roof terrace and front patio

Traditional finca set in 40000m2 plot. With house plus three additional outbuildings. Fantastic opportunity and price

Three bed apartment in central location. Spacious and light. Independent kitchen. Balcony

115.000€

125.000€

92.000€

Torrox

Cómpeta Ref:461

Sedella Ref: 459

Semi detached property in two parts. Large terrace. Great reform possibilities. Located in a hamlet of Torrox

Ref: 450

Large townhouse with garage. Four bedrooms. Three bathrooms. Two terraces. Living room, dining room, kitchen, pantry and family room.

Country house with great views and peaceful location. Three bedrooms Outbuilding with two rooms

55.000€

219.000€

165.000€

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ACTION FOR ANIMALS Happy News

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irstly, I thought you'd like to know what happened to some of the abandoned pups I've written about in previous articles. So here's an update.

The two pups found in a box by the bins in Sayalonga back in January have happily both found their forever homes. One remains here in the Cómpeta area and the other has found his new home in the UK. The five pups discovered tied up in a sack by the side of the road and brought into our shop last February have now all gone to their new homes in Belgium. We are eternally grateful to Anna, Janet and Joy, who helped foster these pups while they were at their most vulnerable, to Julia Ruane who has fostered so many pups I've almost lost count and to Elsie Mathiesson for arranging the rehoming of the pups that went to Belgium. Thank you all for giving them the hope of a bright future after such a dreadful beginning! Our Coffee Morning on 26th April raised an incredible €828.13. It was a well-attended event and the pies and cakes donated to us for the day were absolutely fantastic. We'd like to thank El Pilon for allowing us to

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host the event at their lovely restaurant and to all the wonderful people who made such amazing cakes and pies. Special thanks to Kevin Deavin for operating the raffle, to Julie, Steven, Phil, Lars and Jolene for serving the goodies and of course, a massive thanks to our own Julia Ruane for organising such a successful event. The monthly Action for Animals Quiz is once again up and running, now at Bar Cerezo, Canillas de Albaida and is proving to be extremely successful. Last month's quiz raised a wonderful €145. A huge thank you to our Quizmistress Megan Furniss, who makes Bamber Gascoigne look like Keith Chegwin. And let's not forget Megan's husband Pete, who lugs the heavy sound system into the venue every month. What an excellent team! If you haven't already been to one of Megan's quizzes, come along to the next one in June. Follow us on Facebook for the date or keep an eye on Dígame. And finally, for those of you who don't already know, a quick reminder about how the Action for Animals voucher system works. If you're on a low income and need

financial help for neutering your pet or other vital treatment, the first step is to come into our shop and complete an application form for financial assistance. Each application is assessed individually and once your form has been processed, which usually takes 24 hours, we will issue you with a voucher for either of the vets here in Cómpeta. We pay each vet at the end of every month, so if you don't give the vet a voucher at the time of your appointment we will be unable to help. Vouchers are vital! Have a happy June everybody and thanks for reading! NEW OPENING HOURS: Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, Cómpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Tuesday to Saturday Telephone 660586040

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Special 4 Bed 4 Bath Villa (255m² built, 6,262m² plot), south-facing with stunning panoramic views. Main House: 3 double beds, 3 baths (2 en-suite), large lounge/dining room, a wood-burning stove, & large f/f kitchen. Casita (Small House): large double bedroom, bathroom and a fitted kitchen. Double glazing throughout and all windows have fly screens. Lots of terracescovered and uncovered, mature gardens, 8m x 4m swimming pool, BBQ area, a large double garage and plenty of parking space.

Very Spacious 4 Bed 2 Bath Village House (253m² built, 84m² plot),situated in the heart of the village of and close to all amenitieswith wonderful views to the mountains and village from the large roof terrace. Accommodation: Ground floor: lounge/dining room with a fire place, f/f kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with shower and laundry room. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, the main bedroom with 2 balconies and a family bathroom. There is a garage there for 2 cars and a workroom.

3 Bed 2 Bath Villa(131m² built, 787m² plot), good access and close to all amenities. Accommodation: entrance hall, spacious lounge/dining room with log burning stove, A/C, glass doors to a spacious terrace, 3 good size double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and A/C, 2 bathrooms (one ensuite), f/f kitchen & store room. The property is very private with a secure gated entrance. To the rear of the property is the swimming pool which is very private, a barbecue area and a large store room.

Sales Price: 399,500€ (REDUCED BY 25,500€!)

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Superb Spacious 4 Bed 3 Bath Villa (200m² built, 6,800m² plot), good access, great views to the sea, double gated drive with car port, entrance hall, large lounge with fire place, dining room, f/f kitchen/diner, 4 beds, 3 baths, beautifully finished, covered and sunny terraces, large pool, internet, phone & TV.

Immaculate & Spacious 4 Bed 2 Bath Apartment (110m² built), in centre of town, with very good access and a private garage space. Accommodation: 4 bedrooms, (master with luxury en-suite) &family bathroom. There is a covered terrace used as a large conservatory, and a long balcony surrounding the living room with 2 entrances.

Lovely 2 Bed Country House (80m² built, 1,200m² plot), comprises living room with a separate dining area, fully-fitted wooden kitchen with breakfast area, 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside there is plenty of space, various fruit trees with a shaded terrace for dining, and a storeroom. The views from the house of the nearby village and countryside are superb.

Sales Price: 295,000€ (NEW!)

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THOMAS GANT LAW El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 www.horseriding-andalucia.com email: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

"Visit the stables and enjoy a coffee, a refreshment or an icecream in the shades of our terrace. “

of May. This time we will have the visit of Danish Equin Vet Heidi Nielsen, who is coming to teach us How to keep your horse durable, healthy and happy.Among other things Heidi will work us through; A chiropractical examination of Wills each horse. Inheritance A thorough examination of the hooves. Property Purchases A checking out the saddle of our horses. LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Company Incorporations Spring has arrived! An analisis of our riding according Taxes (both residents & non residents) to the "Alexander technic". his month of May at Los and early mornings give us

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Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

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

another dimension to the experience of a ride in the natural park.

You can read more on Heidis web site: www.dyredoktorheidinielsen.dk

At the end of the month we will be Thomas López Enjoy spring Gant on horseback it is a Avenida Constitución, Local 6 the next clinic at Los organising wonderful treat.." Caballos del Mosquin. This will Abogado/Lawyer 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) occur between the 22nd and 29th Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 14 18 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 27 To To advertise advertise call call637 637028 028873 873 The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 info@gantlaw.eu 2458 To advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 20 www.restaurantelpilon.com The Grapevine The Grapevine 12 The Grapevine The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873


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A CHOCOLATE A DAY Can it keep you healthy?

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t is widely believed that eating dark chocolate is good for cardiovascular health. Some health and lifestyle experts, however, emphasized that there is no evidence for this fact. Recently, the British Journal of Nutrition published a new study, which supports regular consumption of chocolate. Before changing your diet to eat more chocolate and sweets, you should understand that this study is published based on clinical observation and available data. According to the new study, the researchers from Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), university of South Australia, university of Warwick Medical School and university of Maine suggested that consuming a small amount of chocolate every day can help to prevent insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The study considered the data of 1,153 people between the ages 18 and 69. When comparing the health of various participants, the research group found lower insulin resistance and healthy liver enzymes in those who

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claimed that they ate around 100g of chocolate every day. Insulin resistance is one of the very important factors determining the onset of cardiovascular diseases. The academic researchers proposed the hypothesis that chocolate can be useful for insulin sensitivity and liver enzymes. This study is conducted rigorously, noting down the lifestyle and diet preferences of the participants. The consumption of tea and coffee is also monitored. Both tea and coffee contain polyphenol which is useful to accelerate cardiometabolic effects of chocolate. The visiting academic at the University of Warwick Medical School,and Scientific Director of department of population health at LIH, Prof Saverio Stranges said that cocoa based products can be suggested as dietary recommendation to improve cardio health and metabolism. However, he added that the results are simply observatory and more robust evidence based trials are required. He also emphasized that

natural cocoa product is entirely different from highly processed commercial chocolates. Among those who participated in the study, 80% of the individuals said that they eat at least 24.8g of chocolate every day. These people were active, young and had higher educational status compared to those who did not eat chocolate regularly. The principal investigator of the study, Dr. Ala's Alkerwi said that the people who consumed chocolate had significant sociodemographic profiles, better health access and healthy lifestyle habits. This can also be an important contributor for the reaction of the body to insulin and liver biomarkers. Researchers have agreed that randomized control studies and additional observational research are required to truly understand how chocolate is useful in reducing insulin resistance and preventing disorders related to cardiometabolism. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9451518

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Avd. Saylonga 24B, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 516 107 Avd. Constitución, Costezuela Local 1, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 553 589 Plaza de la Constitución 4Bajo Torrox-Pueblo (Málaga) / Tel: 952 538 337 www.competaproperties.com / info@competaproperties.com

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Nº of Beds & Baths: 3 bed 2 bath Sqm²: 166m² Ref: TV056 Pool: Yes

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legalized (apostilled) where applicable. 7.Proof of payment of the fee (currently € 100) 8.Criminal Record Certificate requested in Spain 9.Certificate of registration as a resident in your Borough in Spain, (Empadronamiento) 10.Cervantes Institute Diploma, Comprising of a Spanish constitutional and cultural knowledge test as well as a Spanish language test. In the case of countries where Spanish is the official language, it will not be necessary to provide the language test.

DO YOU WANT TO BE A FULLY FLEDGED SPANISH CITIZEN?

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ne of the ways to become a Spanish citizen is through the acquisition of Spanish Nationality by residence, for which a certain period of time of legal residence in Spain is required. In general the minimum time required is 10 years. Although there are also special cases for which a shorter period is required, i.e.:*Five years: people with refugee status

18 and over 14 years of age, they must be accompanied by their legal representative (parents or legal guardians). For children under 14 years of age their parents or legal guardian should apply on their behalf. Where to apply? The application form together with all of the required documentation should be submitted in person in the Civil Registry Office located in the area where the applicant resides.

As this is a very long and often complicated process, we advise you to use the services of a professional to avoid problems and perhaps even an unfavorable result. José Manuel Garzón – Senior Partner.

Axarquía Solicitors is part of Marbellasolicitors SLP, a group of bilingual lawyers and tax experts that have more than 15 years experience assisting foreign Required documentation In general the documentation to be buyers and vendors in Andalucía, both on the coast and inland. provided is as follows:

*Two years: for nationals from Iberia-American countries, Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, and Portugal or 1.Corresponding application form of people of Sephardic origin. 2.Foreigner's identity document proving residence in Spain. *One year: in cases where a very 3.Full current passport close link with Spain can be 4.Birth Certificate, translated and proved and legally recognized. legalized (apostilled) Who can apply for nationality by 5.Criminal Record Certificate from the applicant's country of origin residence? translated and legalized. The application must be signed (apostilled) and submitted personally by any 6.Marriage Certificate in case of interested party over 18 years of age. In the case of children under married applicant. Translated and

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There are also special conditions in some cases; i.e.:- children under 14 years of age; those with legal incapacity; refugees; those born in Spanish territory; people married or widowed by Spaniards; Sephardim or descendants of Spaniards.

Do not hesitate to contact us to advise you on this or any other topic that may interest you, by e-mail: mail@axarquiasolicitors.com or by phone 952 901 225 See advert opposite.

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TRAPICHE COUNTRY MARKET Los Jardines del Trapiche on Tuesdays 09.30am - 1.30pm

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isit Trapiche Country Market, at Los Jardines del Trapiche on Tuesdays 09.30am 1.30pm Come and enjoy a morning at his beautiful venue and browse the amazing array of indoor and outdoor stalls. Indoors Our craft section has a very diverse selection of items on offer you can find a large variety of handmade cards, jewellery, knitted and crochet items, cushions, bespoke denim bags, hand made clocks and other interesting gift items. You will find a good selection of home-made cakes, pastries, bread and cakes for special occasions can be ordered and hand made chocolates are always a favourite. Also a range of savouries such as sausage rolls, pasties and pork pies. There are several organic stalls selling all sorts of sweet and savory delights to tempt your pallet. For the ladies we have spring fashion, shoes, hairdressing and nail bar, hats, and jewellery.

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Local artists painting your portrait, alternative therapies for healing the body and mind, everyday medical creams and lotions to help with minor ailments and lots, lots more.....

4.134582 or visit our facebook page www.facebook.com/mercadotrapic hemarket

Outside .... Local grown organic fruit and veg, hand made cheeses and other items, ladies fashion stands, charity stands, pots and plants, crafts and many, many more

See you on Tuesday!

and there’s plenty of parking....

With an average of 80 stalls to browse you will definitely fancy a rest in the beautiful gardens with a refreshing drink from the onsite Café. It’s easy to find Los Jardines del Trapiche, Carretera Benamargosa,, 0.5 Km, 29718 VelezMalaga, Málaga 36°48'16.5"N 4°08'04.5"W 36.804577, -

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Axarquia Animal Rescue

Doggy Dientes Tooth cleaning for Dogs and Cats

Save a Life Av. de Andalucía, 147 29740 Torre del Mar, Málaga axarquia-rescue@hotmail.com www.axarquiaanimalrescue.com

Emmi pet toothbrush effectively removes tartar and bacteria form mouth, teeth and gums . In the past only a vet could provide this service but I am qualified to provide this service. I am at the Trapiche Framers market every Tuesday or form a group of 3 or more, agree a time and place and i will visit.

Call 632 826 936 or email janeharju@gmail.com Home sitting and pet nails clipping also available

DESERT DIAMONDS 14th June: 3pm-7pm The Balance Procedure Roadshow Launch In Spain

Create your world, remove fears, EVOLVE! “For You and for Practitioners” tel: +447814 029 147 - www.smileinside.co.uk Details on facebook: smileinside13

A stunning collection of Jewellery for the chic and sophisticated woman. Available at Trapiche Market every Tuesday. Contact Janice for a Personal Consultation: janicedesertdiamonds@gmail.com Mobile: 610379883

UK Bedding and Textiles Lfs Bedding & Interiors offers a vast range of UK Bedding consisting of Duvet Covers, Bedspreads, Summer and Winter Duvets, Mattress Toppers, Pillows (all types), 100% cotton sheets, Egyptian Cotton sheets and Non Iron Percale sheets to suit every pocket. If you are looking for something specific please don't hesitate to contact us as we have new products arriving weekly. Visit us at The Trapiche Farmers Market every Tuesday Contact us on English 655 553 843 www.facebook.com/LfsbeddingandInteriors

www.lfsbeddingandinteriors.com 6th June: Lfs Bedding & Interiors will not be at the Tuesday Farmers Market

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All Inclusive walking tours and Walking Club

Competa Walking Club A Subscription Based Membership Walking agenda June 2017 - June 25th Rio Chillar walk - July 20th Members social event evening with specialist presentations on walking in Axarquia

Competa Hikes Combination Walking Tours All inclusive 7 days walking tours with specialist activity

For Full Programme of this tour, and dates for tours 2017& 2018 www.competahikes.com/tour-dates/ Wild Orchid Walks Mushroom Walks Medicinal Herb Walks Bird Watching Spanish Language Spanish Cooking

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Restaurante Cantueso

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

Restaurante y Casas Rurales Periana Tel: 699 946 213 e-mail: info@cantueso.net

See out website for menus, live webcam, videos and directions www.cantueso.net Blog: www.cantuesoblog.es


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FURNITURE, ANTIQUES and DECORATION.

Good quality. Good prices. Free delivery. Restoration & bespoke furniture construction. Avenida de la Constitución 18, COMPETA Open: 10.30 - 14.30 Mon-Sat Tel: 618226647 34 The Grapevine

Tapas, Raciones, Grilled Meats, Fresh Fish,Homemade Pizzas and Hamburgers Plaza Almijara, 2 bajo, Competa (Malaga) 655 432 659 lataperiacompeta@gmail.com

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Heidi Elijoki, Hair Stylist Unisex Hairdresser Haircuts and Colours Long lasting nail polish Eyebrow Colour and Shaping Eyelash Tinting Hair Extensions Volume Extensions

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Salon Chica Loca Avenida de la Constitucion, 19 29754 COMPETA Tel: +34 606 226 645 www.heidisheaven.com email: heidi@heidisheaven.com Open with appointments

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New - Yogurt Slush!!! Enjoy our Artisan ice creams, frozen desserts & home baked products made daily in our kitchens in Competa. Gluten & lactose free Gelato and desserts. Taste our espresso, cappucino or affogato. Natural Fruit Juices. Open every day from 10 am to 9 pm Friday -Saturday 10 am to 10 pm We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa www.facebook.com/heladeriacompeta 36 The Grapevine

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orange flavored) 1/2 cup of brandy 1/2 cup of sugar, (more if you like a sweeter drink) 1 orange, Sliced 2 lemons, Sliced Ice Instructions Slice the orange and lemons about 1/8 inch thick. Place in a large punch bowl or the largest mixing bowl you have. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and wine. Mix thoroughly to dissolve the sugar. Add Triple Sec and Brandy and stir. (If you are making this ahead of time, don’t add the soda until your guests are about to arrive.) Add the 2 cans of soda and stir. Taste for sweetness. If needed, add more sugar. Make sure that the sugar is completely dissolved.

SANGRIA OR TINTO VERANO Summer Spanish Drinks

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kick. angría is a great summer/party drink that is fruity, easy and somewhat Sangria is more likely to be prepared at home and rarely cheap to make and very tasty. ordered in a bar. It’s considered more of a tourist drink, since bars Sangría Sangría is traditionally made from can charge more for it as it’s more complex to prepare. Where as tinto red wine, with fruit soaked in de verano is simple and quick to brandy, juice and sparkling water. prepare, so it’s available at It is a drink many tourists order summer fairs and festivals all over when they are looking for Spain, and it can even be something refreshing and purchased ready-made in bottles authentically Spanish on a hot in the supermarket. summer day. However, locals are more likely to order a “tinto de Below are recipes for both drinks verano” instead. What’s tinto de verano? The name “Tinto de Verano” translates into English as “Red Wine of Summer.” As refreshing as sangría, minus the fruit and less alcohol. It has only 4 ingredients (that includes ice and lemon). It is sometimes served with a splash of rum, much like sangria it often has a little brandy added for an extra

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“Sangría” Recipe Note. this recipe makes 6-8 servings. Ingredients 2 (750 ml) bottles red wine – any type 2 (12) oz cans 7-Up or any lemonlime soda 2 oz triple sec (Curaçao liqueur,

If you are serving from a bowl, add lots of ice to the bowl to chill completely. If you are serving in glasses, put lots of the ice in the glasses and then pour the sangria over the ice. You can also try making Sangría with white wine too. “Tinto de Verano” Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup red wine (see serving suggestion below) 1/2 cup of soda of your choice. You like it sweet? Sprite or 7up works great. Locally in a Spanish bar you would order your tinto ‘con limon’ (with lemon-lime soda/fanta lemon) or ‘con casera’ (with soda), for those who do not like it too sweet. Ice Slice of lemon (to taste) Instructions In a glass, place 3-4 (or as many as you can fit) ice cubes. Add red wine and soda. Garnish with a lemon slice.

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Health & Beauty Rebeccah Curtis ITEC BEAUTY THERAPY inc... Anti-ageing Facial Waxing Laser Hair Removal Pedicures / Manicures Skin Exfoliation

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

Special Menu and Regular menu Corkage Available See Map Spot 59

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

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Bar Open: 12.00 to 3.30pm & 6.30pm until late

Closed Sundays Closed in the daytime on Monday Opening at 6.30pm Monday evening

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La Esquina Esquina de Miguel de Miguel

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

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TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant

Torrox Costa EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE

SPECIAL OFFER ONLY

10.95€ Special Party Room

Children under 10 - 6.50€ King Prawns not included

Main Dining Room

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

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Beautifully Presented Townhouse Competa - €184,000 - T694 Well presented townhouse in the centre of Competa. 2 bedrooms and terraces with

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Large Rustic Country House Competa - €449,000 - V529 4 bedroom country house with pool, garage and outside terraces. Property has a large fruit tree plantation producing large avocado crop annually as well as red and white wine production. Recently reduced.

We have demand for all types of property in the area. Please contact us to market your property with us. info@broganproperties.net (+34) 952 553 860 (+34) 620 914 104 or (+34) 628 776 226

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So who is performing on the 10th? The pianist is Thomas Kaurich. A musician of international renown, he has performed all over Europe and North America, from New York and Washington DC to Munich, Paris and Athens. In London he has performed at the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall and once played in a special concert for HRH Princess of Wales. As International Marketing Director for Warner Music International and EMI Music in London, Thomas worked with a small galaxy of stars, such as Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Natalie Dessay and Daniel Barenboim. “We are hoping he will bring a few of them to the bodega,” laughs André, as he and chef Juan Quintanilla work on developing exciting new tapas Daniel Casares & Robin Torres performing a Bodegas Bentomiz last summer to serve, alongside the Ariyanas wines. Indeed a glass of wine and a tapa are included in the ticket price (35€): with the bar open from 6 o'clock and the performance at 8 o'clock there will be time to drink Bodegas Bentomiz and relax before the music starts. By that time the sun will be setting, This winery, run by Dutch couple n the 10th of June Clara Verheij and André Both has giving the Sierras and evening something rare will be glow, and the full moon rising. In happening near the town been quietly producing prizeof Sayalonga. A Steinway grand winning premium quality wines that fact Thomas will be playing Beethoven's “Moonlight Sonata” – piano, brought in from Granada, are gaining international will arrive at Bodegas Bentomiz. recognition – Masters of Wine from though it was chosen for its aural beauty ahead of the celestial Britain's Jancis Robinson to It will be set up on a stage on accompaniment! The program will Norway's Merete Bø have given the forecourt between the winery and the vineyards ready them fabulous reviews and ratings. also include well-known and much loved work by Schubert, Debussy, More recently André, in for a night of wine, tapas and Chopin and more. collaboration with chef Juan classical piano music. Quintanilla, has developed stunning dishes, designed around This will be the start of a wonderful This is the launch event for the wines, to serve in the winery's summer of music. In July Mountain Wine and Music – a Flamenco dancer Marina Aranda “Wine Salon” with views that take series of classical, flamenco and in both the dramatic Sierra Tejada will be performing to the jazz performances to while the passionate sound of the guitar; and the Mediterranean Sea. “We nights away at the bodega this later in the month La Bejazz, have been serving wine-centred summer. It is especially exciting lunches, Wednesday to Sunday for describing themselves confidently because classical music a couple of years,” explains Clara, as “the best Andalusian Jazz band” performances are relatively few will be proving their point! “but we can also do tailor-made and far between here in the hills. To make a booking or for more special events, such as Malaga city has plenty of venues; information get in touch with the Nerja caves offers special concerts conferences or birthday parties. bodega at And then there's the summer in August; Granada has a reservas@bodegasbentomiz.com evening concerts. That began wonderful music festival – but before they sell out! when flamenco artist Daniel where do you go to hear the classical piano among the pueblos Casares performed for us last blancos? Now we can answer that year: they were wonderful events – we had to do more!” question: Bodegas Bentomiz.

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GUSTO XC Mountain Bike Adventure

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USTO XC are specialists in Mountain Bike adventure. They provide mountain bike tours all over Andalucia with packages to suit all abilities. Bike rental is offered along with a professional guide. Andrew Laine known more commonly as Digger has been in the bike industry for years. Digger and his friend Tim are the business owners. Tim also has Restaurant Gusto in Nerja and they jointly set up Gusto XC 6 months ago.

times Andrew needed to regain strength so he looked to riding a push bike again to increase muscle. His passion for all things bike related meant he soon found himself mountain bike racing and now he races many weekends all over Spain.

With his racing experience and experience and knowledge he has gained while guiding motorbike excursions it seemed natural to apply this model to mountain bike tours. Andrew could see a niche in the market, he believed no one Before Andrews years in Spain, he was offering the total package of mountain bike rentals and tours was in the Avionics Industry with the experience and credibility making Black Boxes for aircrafts. he had. He then left England for a complete career change and GUSTO XC was set up around 6 moved to Lanzarote. months again and provides bike rental on half and full day rates. After 10 years in Lanzarote Andrew moved to mainland Spain Thee are around 20 bikes of different brands to choose from and joined friends in Andalucia. such as an Orbea, Mondraker, He soon found work for a motor Clyde , town bikes and budget bike company and has lead tours bikes . If you would like an off road and excursions by motorbike for tour you can have a chat with many years now. Following a few Andrew and he will work out a accidents and braking his legs 3

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route designed around your requirements, fitness and capabilities. Delivery and collection of the bikes is available in his branded van and overnight tour packages can be organised. The mountain bike routes are off road , off the beaten track and are always interesting and clients have never been disappointed. Touring by bike is perhaps one of best ways to truly experience the landscape and culture of a region—the unique features of the terrain, the smell of flowers or ripening grapes, the sounds of wildlife, or the people and hidden treasures of small towns. Do not underestimate the power of nature and green spaces to change your mood and general health. Once you hit the trails and immerse yourself in the natural landscape, studies have shown that stress levels are reduced, blood pressure decreases and your overall well-being increases. So hire a mountain bike let Andrew guide you and enjoy!

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Mountain bike Adventure Tours in Andalucia

Plaza Almijara no.13 Competa Tel: 952 516 900

Bike Rental · Alquiler Bicis Packages to suit all abilities Professional guides Overnight tours

Call Digger on 654 215 168 / 654 305 714 bookings@gusto-mountainbike-spain.com http://gusto-mountainbike-spain.com Bikes supplied by Bicitecnia

Restaurante · Bar Calle Pintada 23, Nerja 638 117 903 · info@gustonerja.com www.gustonerja.com

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Book Now Complete UK system 285€ includes: Dish, cabling, switches & HD Reciever

IPTV Leading suppliers Full UK Plus More, Catch up, Box sets Music & Video Club For more info contact Maggie 952464378 Paul 657081492 or email info@skydigital.es


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Practice Yoga in a fully licensed, qualified and safe environment.

Basic Yoga / Ashtanga Yoga / Surya Chandra Yoga Vinyasa Flow / Pilates / Yin Yoga See Map Spot 40

Morning and evening classes for everyone. Spacious classroom with changing rooms and showers. Therapeutic massages: www.competamassages.com

Calle Trinidad 26B - Cรณmpeta www.competayoga.com For all the latest news and workshops: www.facebook.com/InezCompetaYoga

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

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

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

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

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

Bar Open from 11.00am

Booking Recommended Closed on Tuesdays

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WRITING AXARQUIA Creative Writing and Walking Retreat, 4-9 September, 2017

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re you a writer who loves to walk, or a walker who loves to write? Are you feeling stuck and looking for ways to get started with your writing or hungry to re-kindle your creativity? Then a Writing and Walking Retreat in September might be just what you're looking for. The retreat is a collaboration between Cómpeta Hikes and Writing Axarquía, two local enterprises who have both been inspired into being by the incredible location.

childhood memories of Africa, where they both spent idyllic childhoods. Their love of nature and adventure, good food and wine and the warmth of the people all combined to make a Finca in the parque natural, just outside the gently buzzing Pueblo Blanco of Cómpeta, the obvious choice when they were looking to escape the rat-race and fulfill a dream of creating a walking lodge and holiday business.

When Fi and Andy first visited Cómpeta in 2013, it was for a fortnight's relaxation, following an epic 5-week cycle ride from Lands While it's safe to say that their End to Shetland, carrying a guitar! reasons for coming to this area of They were expecting sunshine Spain are different, there's clearly and mañana, but they also found something special about the inspiration and a slice of paradise. Axarquía that, like a magnet, drew During those two weeks, while Sarah and David of Cómpeta they sat on the terrace of what is Hikes/Finca los Pinos, and Fi and now their home, looking out over Andy of Writing Axarquía, to the Sierras Alhama and Tejeda create homes and businesses and down to the sea, Andy here. completed the first draft of his novel and Fi wrote poetry and For Sarah and David, this part of short fiction. A seed was sown. Andalusia is the closest they have been able to find to match

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Now, four years on, Cómpeta Hikes is a thriving business. The Finca is always busy and many visitors to the area have been bewitched by the landscape and everything the Axarquía has to offer, through carefully chosen guided walks and cultural activities. A walking club for locals, including hikes for children and families, has also given back to the community, something that is very important to Sarah and David. Meanwhile, on the other side of the valley, Andy and Fi have finished books, completed Masters degrees in Creative Writing, and, bringing their coaching and writing skills to Cómpeta, have established Writing Axarquía, to offer creative writing classes, workshops and retreats to locals and visitors alike. Teaming up with Cómpeta Hikes to create a Writing and Walking retreat was an obvious next step. Finca los Pinos has already been successfully running combination holidays in partnership with others,

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According to Fi: “Taking time out from your regular schedule to focus on nurturing your craft, is not only good for your creativity, it's Participants on the Writing and good for your health! It nourishes Walking Retreat will stay at the the soul and gives your creative idyllic Finca Los Pinos. Carefully muscles a good workout. chosen guided walks will bring the Combining your creative passions history and stories of the dramatic with another activity can really landscape alive. Daily writing help to feed your imagination and workshops will guide writers to awaken your creativity, and that's explore language and story at their when the magic starts to happen.” own pace. An introduction to Creative Imagination Meditation The retreat is suitable for all levels will help participants to slow down, of experience: whether you're new still the mind from the chatter of to writing or you're looking for the everyday and to awaken the time-out to invigorate your writing imagination. practice, you can work at your own pace, supported with structured Sarah said: “We've found our group sessions. combination holidays work so well. Our clients have many varied “A teaching duo, whose love for interests and it's enriching to bring writing shines through.” ideas and activities together. It's also about having fun, enjoying “Supportive leaders, who inspire the mountains and sharing good confidence.” food and interesting cultural activities with a group of like“They absolutely know what they minded people. We're really are talking about and have a great excited!” feeling for explaining even difficult contexts in a simple way.

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“Finca Los Pinons was great, but the hosts and location made it exceptional” “Absolutely Amazing!” “A most enjoyable stay in a beautiful place with the warmest of hospitality and delicious food2! The retreat is fully catered and the price includes all accommodation, tutoring, guided walks and airport transfers. ** EARLY BIRD OFFER ** 20% discount for bookings made before 16 June 2017. For writing related queries contact Fiona. www.writingaxarquia.com write@writingaxarquia.com For bookings, accommodation and transfer queries Contact Sarah or David at Finca Los Pinos www.competahikes.com competahikes@gmail.com

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What is certain is we need to stop our dependency on fossil fuels and dramatically reduce greenhouse gases to maintain the climate balance. The world population is rising fast mainly in the emerging nations like India, and China and many African countries. And the world's population is growing rapidly alongside the movement of people towards cities to find employment. These billions will want all the trappings of civilisation, technology and comfort in the future which means an increase in the demand for fridges, freezers, and TV's, cars, decent housing and of course energy. These people will become the new "consumers" in their billions and they will also want food How they should start saving the world: and more water which could become limited to those that can ear Grandchildren; You equilibrium' as it is called. afford it unless technology, and must be confused about water distribution and farming why scientists keep Our atmosphere forms a very thin saying that the world is getting blanket (only about 100 miles thick) practices adapt to meet this demand. All these new demands warmer and that is bad for us round the whole world. If the and some politicians say it balance of gases in our atmosphere will mean greater manufacturing output and the need for more doesn't matter. According to is upset and gets more energy; the cheapest energy in President Trump it is only "just concentrated with carbon dioxide many of these emerging nations are weather". and particularly nitrous oxide and other pollutants called "greenhouse low cost fossil fuels like coal and Some people feel so strongly about gases" the world will get hotter over gas and oil that comes out of the ground. it that they go on marches carrying the next fifty years because heat banners protesting about how the from the sun would shine through Unfortunately we need to stop using earth is going to end up with no ice the atmosphere, get trapped and these fuels now because they all in the North and South poles and could threaten all plants and all that sea levels will rise 3-6 metres living creatures including ourselves. produce millions of tons of greenhouse gases. in 50 years if nothing is done. Greenhouse gases are any gases that trap the sun's radiation under Trees are being cut down in the rain You Grandchildren of today and the atmosphere. forests to grow cash crops, and our you children's, children will have to forests are the "lungs" of the earth do many things to stop the world If we do nothing to stop the and trees absorb carbon dioxide from over heating. So to help you warming process the outcome (Co2) understand the "global warming could be catastrophic for future So we need to plant more trees and problems" that you and your generations. Possibly the smallest protect the rain forests. children and their children will have creatures and some insects will to solve, here are some thoughts survive if the Earth over heats too The polar ice caps and mountain on the future of our beautiful but much. It could take another fragile world. hundred million years for creatures glaciers in many parts of the world are shrinking and the water that has as big as mammals to evolve. But melted is filling up the oceans The earth is warming slowly who really knows what might causing sea levels and acidity in the (although paused at the moment) happen by then? oceans to rise. Also, as the sea and there are potentially very bad warms it expands rising sea levels. consequences if the average The next fifty years of action both So we need to slow global warming temperature raises by 3 decrees C. local and international to solve the by slowing the process by reducing This is predicted to happen problem of global warming must greenhouse gasses. between 2036 and 2046. This scale make a difference. of rise will upset the 'climate

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The seas and the weather are getting warmer in parts of the world causing strange and unusual storms, winds and rain. So we need to slow global warming and reduce greenhouse gasses to stabilise the weather.

the exhaust smoke should be banned. Diesel vehicles are a major cause of air pollution and must be phased out. We need more sailing and electric ships, electric trains and airplanes and cars. Most importantly to invest money in As the sea gets warmer and more the technologies to make these acidic, corals and tiny sea creatures changes happen. die and this could limit the food for bigger sea creatures like fish and We must reduce our dependence whales that rely on them. If they die on fossil fuels like coal and oil and out we humans could find that there gas and developing more are less fish in the sea for us to eat sustainable and greener ways to as ocean food chains and produce electricity. These include ecosystems are damaged. Plastic wind and solar power, tidal power, dumped into the oceans gets and nuclear power and other broken down over years into micro sustainable green power yet to be balls that fish eat and this enters invented. This is called "reducing are food chain when we eat fish. our carbon footprint". So we need to slow global warming and reduce greenhouse gasses to This goes hand in hand with stabilise the oceans. And stop reducing our energy demands by throwing plastic into the sea. making everything we do and use more energy efficient. This means All petrol and diesel cars, planes that our homes must be better and boats and ships with engines; insulated, and our machines do oil and coal fired power stations more for less energy use and our along with the process of making attitude changes from "wasteful" to products like plastics produce "conservation". NB: wood and pellet gases that pollute our atmosphere; stoves increase our carbon footprint mainly carbon dioxide (Co2) and and destroy trees if they are not nitrous oxide ( N2o) and carbon replaced by sustainable replanting. monoxide ( Co) So we must embrace greener We need to find greener alternative power generated from sustainable fuels for all forms of transportation and renewable sources. and energy dependent on fossil fuels. By recycling everything we throw away we would immediately save How to save the world: lots of energy and reduce our Understand that pollution in all its needs for more and more new raw forms is caused by us; the highest, materials to make new things. So most intelligent evolutionary we must improve our efforts to creature on the planet will recycle and keep older things that eventually destroy our fragile earth still work longer. if we do nothing. In about fifty years, if we did little or Reducing pollution by reducing nothing and society as we know it emissions by any process that changes, the first people to produces greenhouse gases, disappear from the earth will be the particularly Co2, N2o and aerosol millions of poor people that cannot hydrocarbons is vital. grow food due to climate change and lack of clean water because This includes; more electric cars, they can't afford it. When the world buses, lorries and motorcycles. Two is divided between the "haves" and stroke motorcycles that only burn the "have nots" the "haves" will about 60% of petrol and oil leaving have to support the "have nots" if unburnt polluting gasses behind in they want to maintain a balanced

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and a diverse civilisation. However, I suspect that most of the "haves" will not do this on the basis that they would want the fittest, richer and more powerful to survive as the "have nots" migrate in their millions towards the more affluent regions away from the hotter barren areas of the globe that have become uninhabitable. So, this is not a great future for you and your children's children. You need to think (with grand parents and parents help) about what you are going to do about it now. The good news is that there is time to act before things deteriorate to the point of no return. The process is slow at the moment but time is running out. Now is the time to come up with solutions on the basis of "think local" (do things at home and in you street and town, and as you get older) "act globally". Remember: Reduce greenhouse gases. Stop using any fossil based fuels and those that produce Co2/N2o Recycle as many things as possible. Reuse as much as possible. Invest in green technology. Go for sustainable options. When you come to vote you might consider political parties with a high commitment to the above. Your Gran and Grandpa today can only do their best with the little time they have left. They can only draw your attention to the possible disaster looming and can only throw down the challenge for you to save the world. Let's hope that you will put down your smart phones for five minutes and listen. Then pick them up again and Google; "50 ways to help save the planet. Vanity Fair". A good place to start. They can then help you get on with it while they are still here. Martin Robinson

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LA BATALLA DEL VINO The Haro Wine Festival

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ach year between the 28th and 30th of June, thousands of thirsty locals and a handful of lucky (wine addicted) tourists climb a mountain in La Rioja, Spain, and throw the sweet red liquid all over each other. This is St Peter’s Feast Day, though you’d be lucky to find a local who could tell you so, and the event is known around these parts as La Batalla de Vino de Haro- or better known as the Wine Fight. Held in the historic, picturesque town of Haro, in the Rioja region, about 100 kilometres south of Bilbao, thousands of people turn up for one of Spain’s most exuberant festivals every Saint Peter’s Day. Haro is in what is now known as Rioja Alta, where about 40% of the region’s vineyards can be found, and is a town totally devoted to the grape. The Museo del Vino and the number of bodegas open to the public all give evidence of just how vital wine production is to the

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town’s economy. And the Batalla del Vino is just the ultimate celebration of wine. The Haro Wine Festival is known in Spanish as ‘La Batalla del Vino’ – the wine battle. It involves thousands of people soaking themselves, and everybody around them, in red wine that will ruin clothes for ever. Then rushing off to run around a bull ring chasing frolicking heifers and then finally going off to a party. That’s La Batalla del Vino in a nutshell. It all evolved, apparently, from a land dispute between two neighbouring towns, Haro and Miranda De Ebro, dating back to the tenth century. The battle itself seems to have started at the beginning of the twentieth century. Nowadays, the town of Haro, its 10,000 inhabitants joined by many, many visitors, begins to get the festivities under way a week before the battle itself. Visitors can look forward to the fact that Haro is renown for the quality of its tapas,

as well as it being in the centre of Spain’s major Rioja-producing area. On the big day itself, a parade of horsemen leads everyone the 7 km up to the Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio, where a flag is ceremonially placed and a mass celebrated. Then, the battle commences. The day starts at 7am with a procession of people old and young, locals and tourists, dressed in white shirts and red scarves, all carrying jugs, bottles, water pistols and other types of containers filled to the brim with sweet rogue wine. Led by the town’s mayor, the procession winds through the town to the cliffs of Bilibio, where a mass is celebrated. After the mass a true free-for-all wine fight begins, and we take advantage of a bottomless supply of red wine and throw it on and at each other, friends and strangers alike. What follows is a sea of wet, purple bodies everywhere. San Vino Wine Fight Festival 2017 is a sight not to be missed.

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minutes before serving. Perhaps the most important ingrediant for making that perfect paella, is to use lashings and lashings of love whilst preparing it - for surely, that is something we can all afford - and to enjoy to the full the marvellous company of those who will share it with you.

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ooking for a traditional Spanish recipe? Without doubt, the best-known is going to be the prodigious paella ... that tasty, adaptable, gregarious dish famed throughout Spain and the World.

Valencia - where most Spanish rice originates - is fine for making paellas. However, the "bomba" rice grown in the neighboring region of Murcia, is the "king" of paella rice: again, short-grained, it has the ability to absorb the stock whilst remaining firm.

I shall now have to choose a paella recipe to offer you as an example! I think I will opt for a seafood paella, typical of the region of Valencia, where I live. The ingrediants are for a hearty four servings. If you are not a hefty eater, or on a diet, then reduce the amount of rice/stock slightly. Paella Valenciana - Paella From Valencia

Ingredients: - 4 cups rice. - 8 cups fish stock. - 8 king-sized prawns/langoustines. - 8 mussels. - 200 gr shrimps. And, what an impressive choice of - 200 gr peas (fresh or frozen). recipes exist for a pleasurable Another "must" is to use saffron - 2 tomatoes, skinned and paella: seafood, chicken, rabbit ... ("azafrĂĄn") to create the gentle, chopped. or a mixture of all three! yellow color for which this Perhaps you are non-meat eating delectable dish is renowned. Yes, it - 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced. ... well, just opt for one of the is possible to buy cheaper, artificial - 3 strands saffron, crumbled. - Olive oil for frying. several vegetarian paella recipes. colorings but ... go for the Bit of a health fanatic? Then traditional - it will bestow a Method: substitute white rice for wholewonderful aroma and unique 1. SautĂŠ garlic in a paella-type grain rice or wild rice. flavor. pan. 2. Add tomatoes, peas shrimps Got a large family and not much Many Spaniards swear a perfect money to feed them on? Use paella can only be achieved when and saffron. 3. Cook for a few minutes. plenty of rice and imagination using a tasty, home-made stock. 4. Add rice and stock. along with a tasty stock, plus Whatever you decide, allow at whatever you can find in the least double the amount of liquid to 5. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes. cupboard! I have certainly enjoyed rice. If, during cooking, the dish 6. Decorate with prawns and many paellas where there have becomes a little dry, just add a mussels. been more bones/shells than dash more water or 7. Cover paella with a lid. meat/ seafood! And, very tasty stock. 8. Poach the seafood for a few they have been too, the richness of minutes. the company more than Another tip I have been told, on 9. Decorate paella with lemon compensating for any paucity in more than one occasion, is to the ingredients. gently fry the rice for a few minutes quarters. before adding the stock, ensuring 10. Enjoy! So ... how do you go about making that it is well-coated in oil. I think the perfect paella? First of all Spaniards would agree that, all, you need to choose your rice. once cooked, it is best to leave The short-grained rice from your paella to stand for a good five

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

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

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THE QUICK CROSSWORD Across

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1. Cultivated plot (6) 4. Written musical compositions (6) 9. Film (5) 10. Refrain from voting (7) 11. Listlessness (8) 12. Meat or vegetables cooked slowly (4) 14. Shrink (6) 16. Evaded (6) 19. Part of the neck (4) 20. Resident (8) 23. Inactivity (7) 24. Play (5) 25. Excused (6) 26. Deferred payment (6)

1. Risk taker (7) 2. Stud (5) 3. Panache (8) 5. Monetary value (4) 6. Responded (7) 7. Tendon (5) 8. Freight (5) 13. Flatfish (8) 15. Use up (7) 17. Take away (7) 18. Large expanse of water (5) 19. Dissonance (5) 21. Accolade (5) 22. Pace (4) Solution on page 82

1. The occupational surname Wainwright refers to a maker of what? 2. A Kingdom Hall is a place of worship used by what religion? 3. Mount Teide in the Atlantic Ocean is the highest volcano of: which nation? 4. Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz founded the extraordinary international "(What?) Cafe" movement in Neuchâtel Switzerland in 2004, to promote understanding and dispel negativity and fear towards the subject? 5. FBI, the US crime organization, is fully called what? 6. Doritos are mainly made from: Potato; Soya; Maize; or Rice? 7. Name the famous English painter of The Hay Wain and landscapes of Dedham Vale, East Anglia, known as '(Who?) country'?

10. Bismuth (Bi) is a: Metallic element; Gas element; Iron alloy; or Salt?

8. Mesocarp, albedo and medulla in plants/fruit are different words for (What?), used to make a type of helmet?

11.Scapa Flow, a body of water in the Orkney Islands off Scotland is the derivation of a Cockney Rhyming Slang expression meaning to: Kiss; Marry; Make love; or Run away?

9. What word prefixes ringer, metal, bottoms, and curve to make four different terms?

12.What important ingredient of houmous is made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds? See page 82 for answers

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Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

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

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Sat: 8.30-2.30

Sun: 10.00-2.00

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

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

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being performed in various cafes cantantes, otherwise known as music cafes throughout Andalucia. A more serious Flamenco form takes on the expression of deeper feelings, called cante jondo. More and more guitar music accompaniment was heard with the Flamenco, using a special Flamenco guitar. It was between 1910 and 1955 that singing or vocals were incorporated into the Flamenco. Soon, it became the ‘opera flamenca’ with fandangos and cantes music as accompaniment to its vocals. However, these modifications were considered drastic and nontraditional to reflect the true culture of Spain, especially by intellectuals. In the year 1922, Granada held a contest in the hope of promoting authentic cante jondo.

UNDERSTANDING FLAMENCO

Flamenco Fame Famous Flamenco performers arose from 1955, especially with Antonio Mairena, a great very Spaniard is familiar was no exception. Nowadays, Flamenco Renaissance performer. with Flamenco; it is very visitors will notice more of the much part of the Spanish presence of jazz, bossa nova and Other outstanding individual performers moved out from the culture as it is an art. This is a salsa in this region. cafes cantantes to perform at the unique tradition only known in great theatres or concert halls. Spain which comes with pain The origins of Flamenco were This was about the time when the and suffering if one is to believed to have surfaced from Flamenco guitarists made a great perform it to perfection. 1765 to 1860 with the impact and stood out in any establishment of Flamenco Flamenco performance, not as an A Spanish tradition Schools in Cadiz Triana and Jerez, accompaniment only but as an Flamenco is commonly known by but it became very popular and the locals as Sevilliana, according was at its height of fame from 1869 individual artist on his own merit. The world renowned Paco de to its place of origin. It stands as to 1910. Lucia enjoyed that new-found fame an excellent and exquisite Spanish and status during that period. art form that is expressed in the Forms of Flamenco cante (song), baile (dance) and The very first form of Flamenco Flamenco must thank the mass guitarra (guitar playing). was merely vocals with rhythmical media as well as tourism for hand clapping, which was called bringing it to world fame, although Flamenco Origins ‘toque de palmas.’ Then, Julian it is still very much an intimate flow Although the Spanish gypsies Arcas and other reputable of music to movement. It is best claimed to be flamenco’s composers introduced music to the appreciated in a small group late at originators, they are very active in Flamenco, especially with the night in AndaluciaFree Reprint contributing to this tradition’s guitar. Articles, where the stillness of the survival. As with many instances night allows the vocals to be heard where Andalucian songs and When the Flamenco was at its with the guitar pieces as the dances were influenced by those golden age, it was already Flamenco dancer makes her who passed through in the perfected enough in its form to be movement on the pavement. centuries before, the Flamenco listed as a definitive art form and

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

Mov: 617 066 855

email: elcortjocompeta.

El unico restaurante en Competa

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

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

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ursday 15th June 9.00pm

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

Best views to the coast

Carta completa Vegana y Vegetariana Full Vegan and Vegetarian menu!

Parkinghouses of Competa! A great venue for a special event and fantastic Private views ofon-site the hanging To advertise call 637 028 873

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GRANADA’S HAM & WATER FESTIVAL Lanjaron, famous for water!

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o one throws a water fight quite like the Andalusian village of Lanjarón. At midnight on June 23rd, the day of Saint John the Baptist, the village erupts into a no-holdsbarred fight to drench every citizen, tourist or passer-by with the natural spring water that pours abundantly through the village´s many spigots and fountains.

The town has enough to see to make a visit worthwhile at any time of the year. It has good hotels and restaurants, a neighbourhood with traditional architecture of La Alpujarra, beautiful gardens and leafy forest walks, a long main street with stalls where you can buy traditional pieces of handmade pottery and wickerwork.

top cured ham producing regions, But Lanjarón is most famous for its the obvious accompaniment to said spa – the most popular one in the beverage is slice after slice of whole of Andalucia. It is said that spectacular Spanish jamón. the waters can help alleviate ailments such as rheumatism and Lanjarón is also known simply as arthritis, as well as liver and kidney the spa town. problems.

The Mirador de la Cañona is nearby. The viewpoint (that literally means canon viewpoint) is named after the fact that many pieces of artillery used during the War of After an hour, the buckets lie empty, Independence against the French troops were found here. This a the hoses are turned off, the water stunning place to take in the beauty guns are racked in their holsters of the town and the medieval castle, and the city is sufficiently soaked. whose ruins dominate the steep People then turn to another loved valley of the Río Lanjarón. liquid: beer. And in one of Spain’s

The World Health Organization has recognized Lanjarón with the highest life expectancy in the world. It is precisely the quality of its waters and the fantastic climate of the area, together with the pure mountain air and the Mediterranean diet which ensures that many locals live for more than one hundred years.

Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

Visit Casa Paco in the centre of the village and sample the best steaks in Competa and taste our fabulous wines from the local region. See Map Upstair terrace with fantastic views now open for private parties Spot 5 Tues -Sun 9am until close

NEW WINE SHOP A large selection of good wines available to buy on the second floor. To advertise call 637 028 873

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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.

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

Alternatively email us at: info@razahotel.com or visit our website at www.razahotel.com

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•June 2017 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April

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ake good care of yourself. If an older friend or companion needles you about this, don't take offense. More people care about you than you realize. Let someone pamper. Besides, they like your company.

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22th November - 21st December

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ou have a strong home base and support from your friends. Judge circumstances wisely, resist getting cocky, and don't hesitate to take on more responsibility or authority.

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23rd October - 21st November

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CAPRICORN

22th December - 19th January

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f someone is jealous or wants to compete with you, there will be little or nothing for either of you to gain. Let the mood pass and don't engage. You may also have more taste for bigger groups or a wider social circle.

social snag loosens as you reconnect with people. Music, movies, and art of all kinds are highlighted for you. deeper look into yourself. Meditation of all forms on the human condition can be powerful now.

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n ideal lover may seek you out of a crowd. It might not last forever, but it could be great while it lasts. Lap up the attention, but don't encourage more than you want. The New Moon gives you resources that you didn't know existed.

ou might receive a gift that you didn't think you wanted until you fall in love with it. You won't need to spend much to experience a lot of pleasure. Explore a group of people or a place that fascinates you.

SAGITTARIUS

23rd August - 22th September

everal new projects may be offered, mostly short term. Be discerning and then pick and choose to best show off your talents and skills. Consider your personal satisfaction, too.

ork may try and make a lastminute demand and social commitments may try to interfere, but nothing will distract you from a family event or meeting with a relative.

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ou may feel ready to start something personal and special. You might not have much enthusiasm at first, but put those daily concerns and any loose ends aside for a while and indulge yourself.

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ove and romance rock your world. It could be a stunning new lover. A romantic movie or book could inflame your heart. Or your current flame could turn the heat way up.

riends and neighbors might try to take care of you. They may bring you things. They may want to sit down and hang out with you in an attempt to get you to slow down. Don't be resentful.

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njoy some light entertainment with relatives, easy conversation, or maybe undemanding window-shopping. Farmers' markets or craft fairs might be fun and relaxing, too. Keep things light.

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

Tin Tin Tin Tin IS the place where you can go and have a full day of beauty treatment: Perm, colouring, hi and low light, wash & set also cuts for men and children, Acrylic nails, manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up. Nueva villa de Cómpeta (Just behind Café Cómpeta)

Tel: 952 516 416 English, Danish & Spanish

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A GUIDE FOR FOODS TO CLEAR SKIN By Imtiyaz Ansari Antioxidants Antioxidants are found in certain foods and these nutrients are especially helpful in the degeneration of the body. They also contain vitamins A, C and E and complex B that aid healthy skin. Furthermore, this nutrient enhances the skin by destroying free radicals. One great way to consume antioxidants is by eating berries. Berries are loaded with antioxidants and cancer fighting properties, and are considered a super food. Another food rich in antioxidants is watercress. Along with being rich in manganese, carotene and potassium, this food is a cleansing agent that will flush out toxins and excess fluids from the body. Vitamin C Another way to bring about beautiful skin is by consuming vitamin C. This vitamin aids in the production of collagen, the elastic tissue in your skin. Collagen declines as people age; therefore, by consuming vitamin C, you can increase collagen production and have young, healthy skin. One food rich in vitamin C are

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tomatoes, which will keep skin firm and young. This vegetable is also rich in lycopene, which stimulates skin circulation. Kale is another food rich is vitamin C and a range of vitamins. Add kale to your soup for a skin clearing bonus. Finally, avocado has high amounts of vitamin C and will stimulate collagen production, improving tone and texture of the skin. Avocado is great food to eat for healthy skin because it's also high in vitamin E which boosts skin vitality and luminosity, helping skin remain moisturized.

skin. Green tea is good choice because it's loaded with polyphenol, which boosts the skin. Peppermint is another type of tea that will clear skin. Peppermint tea has potent healing and calming properties that help release stress. Because stress can bring about bouts of acne, consuming peppermint tea can help prevent breakouts.

Nuts Mineral deficiencies might be at the root of your acne. In several studies, low zinc and selenium levels have been linked to acne. Water Nuts are a great source of It's recommended that individuals nutrients, especially pumpkin drink eight glasses of water a day. seeds and Brazilian nuts, which Many people don't do this; help combat acne. Nuts increase however, water is perhaps the white blood cells, which fight most important nutrient in healthy infections in the body, while also skin. Water will flush out toxins providing essential nutrients to the from the body and help you cope skin such as vitamin E, copper, with stress. Because stress and magnesium, manganese, toxins are major factors in acne, be potassium, calcium and iron. sure to consume enough water These nutrients will improve the and stay hydrated for beautiful overall look of the skin. skin. Tea Drinking tea is a great way to clear

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

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

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

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

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

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

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

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Doctor, doctor, I can’t stop singing “The Green Green Grass of Home” That’s what we doctors call Tom Jones’ Syndrome. Oh, really? Is it common? It’s not unusual.

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Two lions are walking down the aisle of a supermarket. One turns to the other and says. ‘Quiet in here today, isn’t it’ Recent research has shown that 6 out of 7 dwarves aren’t happy.

A bloke arrives at a nightclub door and the bouncers say he can't come in without a tie, so he goes to the boot of his car and gets a pair of jump leads, wraps them around his neck and goes back to the doormen. "Can I come in now,' he says to the bouncers. 'Yeah, but don't start anything''. They say being a hostage is difficult. But I could do that with my hands tied behind my back. I hid my mobile phone under my pillow when I went to sleep last night. Woke up this morning and it had been replaced with a pound coin. Bloody Bluetooth fairy!

fat mates in the front room munching on pizzas,kebabs and chips. I mumbled "Fat cows". Wife said "what did you just say?" I said "You herd".

Wife just said if I don't stop going on Facebook and take her shopping she's going to smash my head into the keyboard.

My grandfather started walking five miles a day when he was sixty. Now he’s eighty-five and we don’t know where he is. I asked my date what she wanted to drink. She said, ‘Oh, I guess I’ll have Champagne.’ I said, ‘Guess again A shipment of Viagra was hijacked last week. Police are looking for two hardened criminals.

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Men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewellery.

Wife just told me she wants to leave me because of my Star Wars obsession. I said "May divorce be with you”

An ice cream seller was today found on the floor of his van covered in hundreds and thousands. Police said he topped himself.

Came home from work earlier and found my wife and 2 of her

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CAMPO CUTTINGS BY LORRAINE CAVANAGH Passion to Die For!

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here are some 500 species of passiflora or passion vine. The great majority are found in South America through to Mexico, Asia and New Guinea. Nine species are native to the U.S.; a further four are from Australia and one only is native to New Zealand. They're not a climber you see too often here and I don´t know why because they are truly gorgeous! I'm happy to say that we now have five different types in Viveros Florena, each with their own special delight!

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Passiflora caerulea, blue passion vine: an extremely rapid scrambler/climber that will cover ground in a flash! The typical passion flowers are white fringed blue and very slightly scented. Fruits ripen to a golden yellow and are edible though not particularly tasty. Most passion vines like full sun positions but this one will grow well in half sun-half shade. Now endemic to Spain and can be found growing in the wild where it can scramble to 15m or more. Passiflora edulis, edible passion vine/maracuyĂĄ: this South

American is the passion vine to choose if you want fabulously flavoured fruits. The egg-sized fruits, which mature to deep purple and are just starting to wrinkle when they are ripe, have the best flavour and are rich in vitamin C. This is the passion vine that is commercially huge. The white flowers are banded with bluepurple and white fringing. Growing to about 10m. Passiflora incarnata Purple Passion, purple passion vine: this vine is one of the hardiest of the

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passion vines, useful if you live in a cold spot. It is not only stunningly beautiful but scented too with a wonderful aroma of clove carnations. The lovely lilac flowers are enhanced by deeper purple fringing and are striking at 8cm across; butterflies adore them! The fruits are smallish, maybe 5cm long, and maturing to yellow. Leave them until they fall off into your hand and they will have a distinctive guava flavour – they are sometimes called May Pops. The vine will reach around 10m.

Don´t mollycoddle them, they don't need it or like it! They are useful – as well as beautiful – because they are rapid growers and will quickly green over a white wall, can

Whichever tickles your fancy, most passion vines are easy to grow. They happily settle into even poor ground and become drought tolerant once well-established.

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Passion vines don´t just have a pretty face! Extracts have long been recognised as an aid in calming the nerves and panic attacks, a relaxant and sleep inducer, when it is commonly used in conjunction with valerian. So sweet dreams, perhaps to plan where you can incorporate some passion vines into your life. Please remember that as of 1st June we change to summer hours, 9am until 2pm Tuesday to Saturday inclusive. Always closed on Sundays and Mondays and for the whole of August.

Passiflora quadrangularis, giant grenadilla: Arguably the vine with the most fantastical flowers, they are saucer-sized, exotic and dramatic in a rich burgundy red with deep purple fringing. Scented too, they exude an exotic aroma of ripe melon mixed with touches of jasmine. The fruits are large at about 30cm long and may need some support. They ripen to a golden colour and have a melonlike flavour which is much used commercially in fruit juices. It's a little tenderer than many of the other passion vines and needs a little more tender loving care, more water and protection from the cold, but the flowers make it entirely worthwhile. Give it a warm protected wall site and space; it's big, to about 15m. Passiflora vitifolia, scarlet passion vine, grape-leaved passion vine: Just as dramatic as it sounds, this is one of the most ornamental passion vines. Its softly-scented, scarlet flowers are produced prolifically against a backdrop of deep velvet green leaves; the fruits are edible and attractively speckled though not greatly sought after for flavour, with a mild strawberry flavour. Height will range between 5m and up to 10m when well-suited.

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Viveros Florena – Probably the best little garden centre in Andalucía! Keep checking our web page for latest news and exciting new stock arriving at the garden centre. Join our mailing list to keep in constant touch. Shop on-line with us for unusual plants, plug plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products and my books. Winter Hours October to May: 10 – 4, Closed Sundays & Mondays. Summer Hours, June, July & September: 9 – 2 Closed Sundays & Mondays and August. provide dense privacy or scramble over ground forming a green carpet. Their tendrils will grasp and twirl around almost anything, making the vines almost selfclinging. And, if you want to increase your plants, layering is the easiest way; simply peg a shoot down into the ground and it will root from a leaf bud joint. Bees and butterflies love their intricate flower shapes. Use their surreal flowers against brightly coloured walls or trellis to make a real conversation point – a Ziggy

Viveros Florena, Crtra. Algarrobo/Cómpeta, km 2, Cómpeta, 29754, Málaga Tel: 689928201 www.viverosflorena.com florenaspain@hotmail.com

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Torture isn’t art or culture.” VélezMálaga announced the return of bullfighting to the town, due to take place on 10 June, earlier this year, months after signing a declaration making it “a town free of animal mistreatment”.

IRONMAN IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A BRAND NEW RACE IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella, which will take place on April, 29 2018. Situated in southern Spain, Marbella is known for its wonderful beaches & clear blue sea, its mild climate and its spectacular location between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar.

COUNCILS SIGN AGREEMENT WITH ANIMAL GROUPS The Mancomunidad has offered its help and resources to organisations such as TAIL in Torrox and Apariv in Rincón de la Victoria, to run educational campaigns to reduce the number of abandoned animals and those that are put down unnecessarily. Councillor María Santana said, “this is the first step in stopping animals from being put down.”

Check out the race course on our new website www.ironman.com/marbella70.3, IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella will be the sixth Ironman branded race in Spain

WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES Malaga is set to host the 21st World Transplant games. The games see participants ranging from four years old to 80, all of whom have received successful organ transplants, compete in a number of events. PROTESTERS TAKE TO STREETS AGAINST BULLFIGHT Around 200 people took part in a demonstration against a planned bullfight in Vélez-Málaga last month. Among the demonstrators were representatives from political parties, Podemos and Izquierda Unida, as well as animal rights organisations. The message, which was carried on banners and chanted, read, “No to bullfighting.

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Running from June 25-July 2, sports include Athletics, Tennis, Swimming, and even Tenpin bowling. The first competitive sporting event for transplant recipients took place in Portsmouth, England, in 1978, with 99 competitors from the UK, Europe, and USA.

TORROX COSTA HOTEL Iberostar Málaga-Playa hotel in Torrox Costa officially reopened with an inauguration event last Saturday, having undergone a major makeover during the low season. Both the interior and exterior of the hotel have been modernised. In addition to repainting the outside of the building, a terrace and snack bar has a new windowed area, allowing for its use during the winter months. New pools, including slides for children, have been built and the 18,000 square metres of gardens have also been given a new look. AIRCRAFT CRASH The Emergency services 112 of Andalucia have reported that after a light aircraft disappeared from radar screens, wreckage and bodies have been found. The aircraft took off from Muchamiel Airport in Alicante, heading for Granada when it disappeared from radarafternoon in the vicinity of the mountainous Canillas Aceituno region in Axarquia. Emergency units including a Guardia Civil helicopter searched the area and it was confirmed that the plane had crashed and all three on board had been killed. The following day, officers attended the scene to remove the bodies and to make initial studies of the wreckage of the aircraft to try to identify the reason for the crashing.

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Friday 30 June Restaurante Esperillas Canillas de Albaida, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table call 677 974 410

JUKEBOX BANDITS GIGS Saturday 3 June Restaurante Esperillas, Canillas de Albaida 9.00pm - 12.00pm Sunday 4 June Restaurante Maria Hotel Balcon, Competa, 2.00pm - 5.00pm To reserve a table call 952 553662. Friday 9 June Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida, 9.00pm - 12.00pm Saturday 10 June Chiringuito Tropy Caleta de Velez 1.00pm - 4.00pm Friday 16 June Archez Plaza, Semana de Cultura From 7.00pm Sunday 18 June El Fogón del Pibe, Canillas de Albaida, from 8.00pm To reserve a table call 622 325 910 Thursday 29 June Berebere Oasis del Mar, Torre del Mar, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Saturday 1 July: Restaurante Maria Hotel Balcon, Competa, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table call 952 553662 Jukebox Bandits are: Rod Jones on keyboards, Ian Hayton on acoustic guitar, bass and vocals, Marshall Dixon on drums and percussion, Ken Peacock on saxophone and flute and Mitch France on guitars, banjo, mandolin and vocals. They play an eclectic mix of pop, blues, rock and folk standards from Britain, America, Ireland and Spain. From Dire Straits to The Dubliners, from Manu Chao to Jason Mraz. The music starts mellow (whilst people are eating), gradually picking up the tempo and culminating with the dance set including standards like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”, REM’s “Losing My Religion” and The Mavericks’ “Dance the Night Away”. For all future gigs, samples of our music and to join our mailing list go to: www.jukeboxbandits.com COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS News from the Town Hall of Cómpeta Town Hall volunteers: Are you interested in doing something different? Anyone can volunteer, and it´s a great way to meet new people! Make a big difference to your local

community by giving some of your time and help. For more information speak to Gwen: on Mondays at the Town Hall from 11.00h – 13.00h, and on Sundays at the tourist office from 10..00h – 14.00h. Semana Cultural: Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday the 24th of June. Thursday 29th of June, Friday the 30th of June and Saturday the 1st of July. Concerts, theatre, San Juan party and Party in Acebuchal. More information and the full program can be found at the Town Hall.

CRONOESCALADA/ BYCICLE RACE: FREE Sunday the 2nd of July: 10.00h: Venta de Palma (Cómpeta) 3,1km race from Venta de Palma to Puerto Del Collao. You can register for this event by calling the town hall (952 516 006) or on the day of the race at Venta de Palma between 09.00h and 09.30h. Organization: Cómpeta Town Hall & Cómpeta Club Ciclista


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

112 061 080 062

Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

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

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

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

Tourist Information Cómpeta Nerja Sayalonga Torre del Mar

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

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

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

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

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

1004 093 1002 025

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

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

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

Church Services Cรณmpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

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

To advertise call 637 028 873

Consulates

Hospitals

Austria

Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000

Belgium

Tel: 952 399 907

Motril

Denmark

Tel: 952 211 797

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000

Finland

Tel: 952 212 435

France

Tel: 952 214 888

Germany

Tel: 952 363 591

Ireland

Tel: 952 475 108

Italy

Tel: 952 306 150

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955

Sweden

Tel: 952 604 383

UK

Tel: 952 352 300

USA

Tel: 952 474 891

Airlines

Tel: 958 603 506

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

608 45 42 70

La Herradura

625 233 778

Cรณmpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

National Holidays

www.easyjet.com www.bmibaby.com

January 1st

New Years Day

www.ryanair.com

January 6th

Three Kings Day

www.thompsonfly.com

February 28th

www.flymonarch.com

May 1st

www.flybe.com

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

www.xl.com

English Radio Stations Global Radio

96.5 FM

Andalucia Day May Day

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion

Wave

96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception

Spectrum

105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day

REM FM

104.8 FM

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BUSIN

Accommodation

Finca el Cerrillo

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

Finca Los Pinos Tel: 619 175 649 The Hotel Balcon Tel: 952 55 3662 Las Sierras B&B Tel: 603 430 559

Airconditioning / Heating

Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

www.redwell.com

Construction

Glass, lighting & blinds

Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Chavos Construction Tel: 952 516 099

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

Drains

Hairdressers

Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628 Blok Buster Tel: 666 299 021

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

Electricians

Electrician Tel 951242449

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Mob 666707297

www.english-electrician-nerja.com Tel: 952 96 78 03 www.malagaclima.com

Cooling and Heating Solutions

Electricians Roger 648 025 901

Sales, Service & Installation Air Con, Solar Systems & Pool Heat Pumps

Joe Jones 655 791167

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

Carpenters Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Food Stores & Shops

La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Furniture Stores

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

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

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


NESS Insurance

Mechanics & Recovery

Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Tel: 952 507 144

Kitchens

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

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

Language Schools

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

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

www.solutions4u-competa.com

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

Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

Property Management Locksmiths LOCKSMITH

House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06

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

Call Paul Tel: 664367511 email: pcandmrogers@gmail.com

Real Estate

Plumbers & Water Solutions Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 Tel:(0034) 951 067 711

Tel: 952 55 33 69

Mov:689 544 777

www.taurusrealestate.com

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

952 516 633 / 660 743 670

Tu Rincon del Sol Tel: 952 51 63 58 Buy a Home Spain Tel: 952 547 554 Brogan Properties Tel: 952 914 104 Casa & Terrano Tel: 952 547 601

Real Estate

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

Restaurants & Bars

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

VENTA EL CURRO Argentinian Grill

ctra.Corumbela s/n Archez (Malaga)

www.ventaelcurro.com Bar-Restaurante

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

Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 - Cómpeta The Pavo Real - Cómpeta/Torrox Tel: 654 86 90 83 The Balcon Hotel - - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 36 62 El Recreo - Cómpeta Tel: 952 51 60 43 La Extremeña - Archez Tel: 686 558 362 Casa Paco - Competa Tel: 952 516 077 El Pino Restaurant - Torrox Tel: 952 968 106 Perico’s - Competa Tel: 952 553 739 El Cortijo - Competa Tel:952 553 647 Taj Mahal Tel: 952 534 972 Restaurante El Pámpano Tel: 951 832 810 Bar Miguel Tel: 952 516 754 Jocavi Tel: 952 535 177 Las Sierras Tel: 603 430 559


Extra The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services

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

Solicitors

Swimming Pool Heating

Vets

Naturevets - Competa Tel: 952 553 850

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

Windows & Doors

Spa’s & Saunas

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

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

Official Manufacturer

Wine / Bodega

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

Solar Sundays Tel: 648 025 901

Mobility

Upholstery Michael’s Upholstery Tel: 952 55 34 64

Villa Care

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

www.bluebadgemobility.com

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

www.bluebadgemobility.com

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965

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

Property Care and Management Services

INSIDE OUT

VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Yoga Centres Competa Yoga www.competayoga.com

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

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JUNE CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services at the Capillia de san jose calle linares 7 velez Malaga. website is www. stgeorgemalaga.org. and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR. 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 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org. Web: www.luxmundi.org Sunday 4th June – Saint Barnabas Anglican Service for Pentecost. Time 11.00 at the Centre. Monday 5th June – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, Time 13.00. Tuesday 6th & 20th June – Photography Group.. Time 16.00. Thursday 8th June – Coach Excursion to Alcalá la Real in the province of Jaen, situated on the slopes of La Mota, a hill in the Sierra Magina. The city is commanded by a large Moor fortress around which, centuries ago, the settlement evolved. Stop for breakfast along the way and you will arrive in Alcalá at approx 10.30. You will visit the La Mota Fortress, of Islamic origin and the Alazaba. Also included is a visit to the Palacio Abacial which now houses the Museum of Alcalá. You will have free time for lunch which is not included in the price. After lunch at 15.50 you will re-join the coach to visit “Los Quesos Sierra Sur”in Ermita Nueva. Arriving in Torre del Marr at approx. 19.00. Ticket price 24 Euros available at the Centre. All proceeds to fundraising. Times of departure Viñuela (Football Pitch) 07.30, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 07.50, Caleta (Opposite the Vets) 08.00, Algarrobo (Lidl) 08.05.

To advertise call 637 028 873

Tuesday 13th June- Paella Lunch. There will also be coffee and other drinks available. Time 14.00. Ticket price 10 Euros available at the desk. Thursday 15th - Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets)7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED Friday 16th June - Taizé Prayer. (Parish rooms), Torre del Mar. Time 20.45. Friday 30th June - Group activities finish for the Summer Holidays. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 Email: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185.El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11am. Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Midweek activities: Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Pilates - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30pm Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-1.30pm TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Vinuela. The first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our website www.RBL-Losromanes.org.uk or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 NERJA BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro, on the third Thursday of each month. Also at Pena Parda Hotel, La Herradura on the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For further information on the branch please contact Dave on 654085811 or visit our websiterblnerja.wordpress.com "

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COSTA ANIMAL SOCIETY Press Update Thank you! It's just occurred to me that we do not often enough say thank you to our media sponsors. Whatever publication you are reading now, they have generously devoted precious space to the Costa Animal Society (CAS) in most cases for many, many years. Without their generosity we could not be nearly as successful as we are in re-homing abused and abandoned animals. If you have a spare moment please send them a message mentioning how much you appreciate their support for animal charities and/or like/share their Facebook pages. Gracias para todos! Don't Leave Pets in Cars! With the arrival of summer, the Costa Animal Society (CAS) is reminding dog owners to never leave their pets locked in the car. Police officers can and will break in to rescue the animals and will prosecute the owner. In Torre del Mar police broke into a car parked in the town's Plaza de la Paz to rescue six dogs suffering from dehydration. Passers-by raised the alert after the car had been standing in the sunshine for five hours. When the owner finally appeared two hours later, he was told the dogs, which were unregistered, had been taken to a welfare centre. And on a very hot day in the UK a couple of summers ago, a Nottingham police dog handler left two German shepherds in his parked car where the temperature quickly rose to almost 50 degrees. Both dogs died within 20 minutes and the officer was prosecuted. Waggy Tails Puppy season is still in full force and the Costa Animal Society (CAS) has received an urgent appeal from a gentleman who lives in the Frigiliana campo. His female Labrador escaped from

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his garden and returned up the duff only to have a litter of 10 puppies in March. Unfortunately, the owner's landlord is not happy that he now has 12 dogs living in his garden and is threatening eviction. Two of the ten pups have already been adopted and the 8 remaining for adoption are called Baby, Bouncer, Buster, Canada, Leo, Ohm, Sooty and Sweep. Baby was the runt and was usually pushed out at feeding time. She has been given extra attention and food and was the first to be weaned. Baby will definitely be a lap dog as she is very loving and sweet. Bouncer is a typical energetic pup with a white stripe on her chest. She is very friendly and outgoing and a black beauty with a white stripe on her chest. Buster is going to be huge as he is the second biggest of the litter and solid as a rock. He is very quiet and well behaved with and loves to give kisses. Canada is another quiet one who is also well behaved. He too is affectionate but not pushy and will be a typical Lab. Leo is a soft fluffy bundle of love who is always ready for a cuddle. Ohm is the biggest of the litter and she is the boss. She is a muscular female who is very playful and always takes care of Baby when the others bully her. Sooty is a solid black female who is very playful and a bit of a tear away as she is always biting ankles and chewing trouser legs. Sweep is the scamp of the group and is always getting into mischief. She is incredibly sweet and always playing with Sooty.

In March, four sibling pups, Brownie, Munch, Scrappy and Spot were placed into kennels by the Costa Animal Society (CAS) After two months Scrappy and Spot found homes within two days of each other. Scrappy went to a foster couple at the beginning of May. After only one week they had fallen in love with him and decided to keep him permanently. Spot was spotted on the CAS website (www.casnerja.org) and went to a lovely couple two days later. Brownie and Munch are still looking for their forever homes, which goes to show the amount of time and cost it takes to find homes for dogs that are left on our doorstep. Quiz The Punta Lara Bar in Nerja is pleased to present their monthly quiz in aid of the Costa Animal Society (CAS) on Friday, June 23 starting at 8.00pm. All quizzers are welcome to join in a pursuit of trivial knowledge with Quiz Hostess Laura. The â‚Ź3 entrance fee and all raffle proceeds go directly to CAS. Food and drink are available at the bar. Advance booking is recommended by calling Mark at 635 369 673.

CAS Shop News The new Costa Animal Society (CAS) Shop is located next door to the Good Stuff CafĂŠ in Nerja at No. 2 Calle Castilla Perez. The new premises are 3 times larger than before allowing CAS to improve on the range of quality second-hand clothing, books, small electrical appliances, and bric-a-brac on offer. Donations of like items are always welcome.

To advertise call 637 028 873


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See Map Spot 7

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

. . .

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

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

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

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635

email: clara@taurusrealestate.com

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CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA

CALETA DE VELEZ

Beautiful semi detached villa 150 metres from the beach in Lagos. 168m² with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large lounge, fully fitted kitchen, covered terrace, patio, roof terrace and garage. Outstanding views of the Mediterranean and mountains. EPC rating G

Country house full of charm and character in a peaceful south facing location with far reaching views to the mountains and the sea. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, double carport, A/C in all rooms, partially glazed south facing terrace with sea views. EPC rating D

Luxury modern ground floor apartment next to the Baviera golf course. Lounge/diner, fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus fantastic private 112m² terrace. Underground parking space, heating, communal pools & gardens. Close to the beach, marina and all amenities. Awaiting EPC

Ref: MS31

210,000 euro

Ref: C3523

149,000 euro

199,000 euro

Ref: MS42

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ALCAUCIN

SAYALONGA

ARENAS

Authentic style villa with excellent access and breathtaking lake and mountain views. Glazed sun room, spacious lounge/diner, f/f kitchen, 3 double bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Several terraces, 8mt x 4mt pool, garage, outdoor kitchen with bar and dining area. Private location. Awaiting EPC

Traditional 2 bedroom town house , comfortably renovated and modernized. f/f kitchen/diner, lounge, 2 bedrooms (one with balcony) and family bathroom. Tiled & balustraded roof terrace with spectacular views. Sold furnished & ready to move into. Awaiting EPC

Beautiful spacious (205 m²) villa comprising: 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, f/f kitchen, fireplace, air conditioning / heating, large swimming pool and sundeck & garage. Well maintained and mature garden with stunning views to the Mediterranean and mountains. Awaiting EPC

Ref: T947

349,000 euro

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74,950 euro

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369,000 euro

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