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Editors Note... This month it seems talk about Bexit has heightened. (Just in case you've had your head buried in the sand, Brexit is the shorthand way of saying the UK leaving the EU - merging the words Britain and exit to get Brexit. In the same way as a Greek exit from the EU was dubbed Grexit in the past.) Expats living in Spain are still eligible to vote as long as they haven't left the UK for more than 15 years. This particular referendum due to be held on the Thursday, 23 June to decide whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union has got expats more interested in their home politics than they have been for a while. In order to vote you need to be registered and then you can vote by proxy or by postal vote. Front Cover: El Morche

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Take a look at the following link to find out how to register https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. If you aren’t already registered to vote, you must register by 7 June if you want to vote in the EU referendum on 23 June. Prime Minister David Cameron wants Britain to stay in the EU. Sixteen members of his cabinet also back staying in. The Conservative Party has pledged to be neutral in the campaign - but the Labour Party, SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Lib Dems are all in favour of staying in. US president Barack Obama also wants Britain to remain in the EU, as do other EU nations such as France and Germany. However, according to polls, the British public seems pretty evenly split on the issue. If you want to have your say from Spain you still can just remember to register to vote.

May Weather

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Days with rainfall: 3 Days Avg Max Temperature: 23.2 c Hours of Sunshine : 9.4 p/day

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Inside This Month 36 Maggie Woodward and the Camino de Santiago I’m off again - would you like to join me?

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60 May Wildlife The Axarquia is a wildlife paradise!

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

64 Esola Systems No need to cool air when there is no-one there

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84 Burgeoning Buds of May! Campo Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh

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www.sunsetproperties-spain.com :sunsetproperties

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Archez Very reasonably priced beautifully renovated traditional 2 bed 2 bath village house (72 m² approx) in a secluded but convenient location close to the main square in Archez with parking nearby. Perfect for modern living.

Competa Spacious well established south west facing 2 bed 2 bath villa (105 m²) with open plan accommodation, 2 glazed sun rooms, pool, terraces and sea views – a great holiday home/rental property.

Benajarafe Fabulous beautifully presented 3 bed 2 bath villa (131 m²) with easy access, living room/separate dining room, kitchen/utility room, garage, pool, gardens, walled courtyard terrace and stunning sea and coastal views.

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EPC - In process

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Archez Recently renovated 2 bed, 2 bath village house (72m²) a stone’s throw from the main village plaza with parking very close by. This modern, rustic style house has spacious living accommodation and fantastic views from the roof terrace making it an ideal holiday/rental property.

La Viñuela 2 superb south facing attached villas (366 m²) with a total of 6 beds and 6 baths, fabulous living/dining rooms and open plan kitchens, large pool, extensive terracing, beautiful mature gardens and amazing views over Lake Viñuela. Ideal for B&B or rental. EPC - E ref: v1074

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Torrox Park Fantastic ground floor 1 bed 1 bath apartment (55 m²) located within Torrox Park with sun room, large south facing terrace with sea views, garage and use of communal gardens and pool.

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Competa Spacious traditional style village house (176 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.

Torrox Park Fantastic holiday home/rental property! Super ground floor 1 bed 1 bath apartment (43 m²) within walking distance of all amenities with on-street parking, good sized living/dining room, sun room and use of the communal pool, tennis court and gardens.

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La Viñuela Stunning spacious immaculately presented 4 bed 3 bath villa (157 m²) with excellent access, large living/dining room, fabulous kitchen, covered terrace, balcony terrace, pool and extensive landscaped gardens..

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“ 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.”

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Detached 2 bed 2 bath village house (147 m²) within walking distance of the beach with very spacious rooms, large kitchen with central island, sun room, terraces, covered terrace and magnificent sea views.

Delightful well established 3 bed, 2 bath villa (145m²) in a rural setting within walking distance of Sayalonga. A charming rustic style property with mature gardens, a lovely pool area and attractive terrace/seating areas in a very desirable location. ref:v513 EPC - In process

EPC - E

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Competa Delightful rustic style 3 bed 2 bath country house (119 m²) with easy access, living room and separate dining room with open plan kitchen area, terraces and dipping pool.

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Excellent access!

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Sayalonga Delightful rustic style 4 bed 2 bath villa (119.38 m²) with excellent access, spacious living/dining room and open plan kitchen, separate guest annex, covered terrace, gardens, pool and outdoor kitchen/bbq. EPC - G ref:v965

Luxury property!

Price: 62,000 Euros

Ideal ‘lock up and leave’ holiday home/rental property traditional 2 bed 1 bath village house (51 m²) tucked away in a quiet corner of the village with living accommodation arranged over 3 floors and 2 roof terraces with spectacular sea views

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EPC - F

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Benajarafe

Stunning 4 bed 3 bath villa (124 m² approx) with easy access to the beach, sea views, open plan accommodation, sun room, garage and superb outside space including many terraces, pool area and mature gardens.

EPC - In process

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Archez

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Alcaucin

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

Fabulous luxury 4 bed 4 bath villa (690 m²) recently refurbished with extensive living accommodation, covered heated pool, huge terrace, outdoor kitchen/bar and spectacular mountain, countryside and sea views. EPC - E ref: v802

EPC- In process

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Superb rustic style 4 bed 2 bath country house in an idyllic rural location with stunning open views close to Alcaucin. This property has good access, beautiful spacious living accommodation, secluded pool area and lots of outside space. An exceptional full time home in the Spanish countryside.

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NEWS IN SPAIN This months update

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widely criticised restoration of an ancient Spanish castle has won a prestigious international architecture prize. The five-year refurbishment of Matrera castle, a 1,000-year-old fortress near Cádiz, was the focus of a bitter clash between traditionalists and modernists. Its dilapidated structure was shored up and returned to its original dimensions in a project many saw as a botched attempt to impose a modernist white cube on the original fabric. However, the project was shortlisted in the global Architizer A+ awards and on Tuesday it won the popular vote in the architecture and preservation category. Carlos Quevedo, the architect who oversaw the project, expressed his delight at the prize. He will travel to New York next month to collect the award. “We are very happy,” “I am proud of the work we’ve done and we want to celebrate. It is very important for us because it a recognition for all the work we have done over five years.” Quevedo said he respected the opinions of those who criticised the project, but suggested they were upset by change. “People have different aesthetic opinions,” he said. “We were sure of the work we did. The critics didn’t like the change to the monument … Many have been negative, but architects – not only from Spain, but internationally – have sent me messages saying

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the project is good.”

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anks including Barclays and Santander face a €5bn (£4bn) bill after a Spanish court ruled that millions of fixed minimum rate mortgages were null and void because of the “lack of transparency” in the way they were sold during the property boom. The ruling in a Madrid commercial court comes in response to a class action suit on behalf of 15,000 mortgage holders. The mortgages contain what is known as a cláusula suelo, which fixes a minimum monthly payment. So, while still a variable rate mortgage, the bank sets a cut-off point below which payments are not allowed to fall. Some 40 banks are involved, including Caixabank, Barclays, Bankia, and Banco Santander. Caixabank and Bankia abolished cláusula suelo mortgages last year. The decision was anticipated by the banking sector and many have already made provisions for a payout. They have 20 days to appeal against the ruling.

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pain’s Tax Agency is targeting the owners of apartments who placed rental ads last year – including those on specialized websites such as Airbnb – in a crackdown on unreported income. With the 2015 income tax drive now officially underway, taxpayers who use the new online tax filing

program, Renta Web, may find the following message on their computer screen: “According to data in the Tax Agency’s power, you have placed property rental ads in various media, including the internet.” The note is a reminder that any income from such rentals must be declared, in the same way as income from foreign pension schemes or other foreign assets.This is not the first time Spain’s taxman has gone after undeclared income from property rental. The agency’s management director, Rufino de la Rosa, has not explained how the Tax Agency has obtained rental data, noting only that popular real estate websites such as Idealista or Airbnb are not providing information to the authorities. This is not the first time Spain’s taxman has gone after undeclared income from property rental. In 2012, it conducted checks on homes that had been declared as empty, with many showing high utility consumption.

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pain’s former prime minister José María Aznar has been ordered to pay almost €270,000 (£214,000) in fines and back taxes after allegedly billing personal income to his family business. Aznar, a key figure in the conservative People’s party which he helped to found and led for 13 years, was prime minister from 1996 to 2004. He was fined €70,403 and required to pay a further €199,052 in back taxes after inspectors concluded that in his returns for 2011-12 he had wrongly claimed income against Famaztella, the family business he runs with his wife, Ana Botella, the former mayor of Madrid. The tax rate for business is 25%, whereas if it had been declared as personal income it would be closer to 50%. The tax minister, Cristóbal Montoro, declined to comment on the affair. However, a source in the tax inspectorate told the Guardian that details of a leak initially reported by the online news site OKdiario were correct.

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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 See Map Spot 11

RESTAURANTE MARIA PROGRAMME MAY 2016 SUNDAY LUNCH: Every Sunday in May (except 15th May). Traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (other Dishes are Available), set menu of 3 dishes just 10 euros, drinks not included SUNDAY CARVERY: Sunday 15th May, Enjoy a special lunch with the Carvery. Just 13 euros, drinks not included, Reservation is required, if we do not have sufficient reservations event will be cancelled PAELLA Every Sunday, from 13.00h except Sunday 15th May. FRIDAY 6TH MAY – PIE NIGHT. From 19.30h you can enjoy delicious Pie’s in our Restaurant, 18 euros per person. A la carte is not available for this night. Reservations required. MONDAY 9TH & 23RD MAY – BEAUTY SESSION, TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN. From 17.00h you can enjoy a Beauty Session. Do not miss this opportunity because not sell Mary Kay beauty, teaches. Reservations is necessary (maximum 4 people per session). Breakfast Menu including a Full English Breakfast Kitchen open daily for Lunch & Dinner in the Bar or Restaurante María, except Thursdays. Menu del dia, only 8 euros including one drink (not available on Sundays), only for Lunch Celebrate your Birthday, Meet with your Friends, Confirmation, Wedding or any Event you like in our Ball Room, Restaurant, Terrace or by the Pool

Info & Reservations: +34 952553535 info@hotel-competa.com Taxi Service available 24h

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Come & take a look at the newly re-decorated Rooms


Restaurante El Pilón C/Laberinto 1, Cómpeta, Málaga (+34) 952 553 512 (+34) 687 029 147 (Dani)

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Open 7 nights a week from 7.00 - 11.00 Sunday lunch will be finishing on 1st May for the summer season “We are a 2015 winner… and the only restaurant in Cómpeta to receive this award four years in a row!”

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Avd Canillas 6, Competa Tel: 952 553 647, Mov: 679 080 521 / 617 066 855 Aurelia and Natalia have taken over El Cortijo (formly Cortico Paco) with 10 years of experience as chefs at a previous restaurant in Competa they are now looking forward to having their own restaurant where they will offer new flavours and new ideas. They offer customers a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous food with spectacular views down to the coast. Open for dinner 6 days a week incl Sunday evenings ‘A la carte' menu 6.30pm until 11.00pm Open for Sunday lunch 1pm until 4.00pm Meat on Closed Mondays the stone Roast Beef ,Yorkshire Pudding & veg 7 euro Sirloin beef steak (250gr) Choice of starters and deserts available. Filet beef steak (300gr) Skewer of beef and chicken (300gr) Full ‘a la carte” menu also available Pork steak (300gr) Private on-site Parking

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Skewer of chicken (300gr)

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basket and we waited for Sandiey to arrive. They were totally bedraggled, wet and freezing cold and we were doubtful if they'd survive the night. Sandiey arrived with her cat carrier, complete with cosy blankets and hot water bottle and we gently transferred them into a warmer environment. Her work had begun.

ACTION FOR ANIMALS Good News and Bad news

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ast month I wrote about our visit to Cómpeta's local school, Candido Lara, where Action for Animals and Naturvets gave a presentation to the children to explain the importance of caring for animals.

paintings. In total, they've raised an amazing €267.46 What an incredible achievement! A huge thank you to the teachers at Candido Lara, the organisers of the Art Walk and most of all a massive thank you to the pupils of Candido Lara. Well done, everyone!

Since the presentation, the children have been busy fundraising. Together with the teachers, they organised a second-hand market where they each brought various unwanted items into school to sell and raise money for the animals. This was followed by a "mini march" around the village where they rattled their collection boxes and encouraged local people to donate for the animals. During the recent Cómpeta Art Walk some of the children even sold their

On a less cheerful note, we were informed of a plastic bag full of newborn kittens which had been dumped next to a local rubbish bin. One of our volunteers, Elaine Greer, went to the scene and scooped them up in the hope they could be saved. I quickly rang Sandiey, our experienced Chief Kitten Nurturer, who willingly offered to look after them in the absence of their mother. Elaine brought the five fragile little kittens into the village in her best laundry

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Sadly, before the evening was over, two kittens died. They'd been so cold and weak, they'd had no chance. By the following morning another had died. Sandiey had been up with them all night, trying to raise their body temperatures and coax them into taking some kitten milk, but all her hard work had been in vain and she was absolutely distraught. She'd done everything she possibly could, but the heartless person who'd dumped them had given them little chance of survival. There were only two left. As I write this, a week later, just one kitten remains alive. Sandiey is doing a brilliant job and thankfully, this last one seems to be thriving. I hope by the time you read this article our last little kitten is still alive. Please help us to stop this kind of needless suffering and cruelty. Action for Animals offers free neutering, so there's absolutely no reason for unwanted kittens to be abandoned in such an inhumane way. You can help by spreading the word to your friends and neighbours and encouraging them to come into our shop for a free neutering voucher. Together we can make a difference. Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, Cómpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday 10.00-13.30 Saturday Telephone 660586040 www.actionforanimals.org

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MENU DEL DIA Good Food at Reasonable Prices

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ou can enjoy a three course meal with wine for the price of a snack, if you know these magic words; Menu del Dia, which means simply Menu of the Day. Traditionally served between two and three in the afternoon by just about every restaurant in Spain, this afternoon delight is a great way to eat good food at a very reasonable price. It all started during Franco’s time as a way for workers to obtain a nutritious meal at an affordable price. Franco has gone, but thankfully Menu del Dia lives on, and is in fact as popular as ever, but you have to know about it to get it. Some restaurants advertise their Menu of the Day on a chalk board outside the establishment, whilst others will happily bring you the normal menu without mentioning the cheap option. Of course the standard menu may have a list of dishes as long

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as your arm, whereas the fare on offer for Menu of the Day may only provide a choice of three or four dishes for each course, but there’s usually something there to suit everyone. Let’s get one thing straight here; the food is not inferior or in any way less nutritious than what’s being offered from the main menu. The difference is the price, and I promise you, I’ve never walked away from a Menu del Dia feeling hungry; quite the contrary in fact. Don’t forget that these meals were meant to feed the workers, and still do, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself surrounded by a group of Spanish taking their lunch break. A popular first course is a really tasty soup or a salad, but dishes are as diverse as the restaurants which offer them, so there won’t be a problem finding something you like. A Chinese restaurant will have its own particular version, as will an Italian or

Indian, but most Spanish bars and restaurants stick to what they know the locals will enjoy. Chicken, fish, meatballs or pork usually come with chips, but that’s no different to the main menu. There’s usually the choice of a pudding or coffee, but if you want to pay extra, you can have both. Although Menu del Dia is available nationwide, the cheapest place, according to the Organisation of Consumers and Users, is Malaga, which weighed in with an average price of €7.55 which is pretty good value for a hearty meal. The only problem with Menu del Dia is that you probably won’t want to eat a big meal in the evening, which could spoil your restaurant plans, but if you’re happy to eat your main meal in the middle of the day, and are looking to save money, it’s made for you,

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MADRID, CAPITAL OF SPAIN The history and orientation

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he city of Madrid is located on the Castilian plain or meseta (center of Spain). It was initially settled by the Moors around 852 AD. The Moors first built an alcazar (or fortress) with the intention of protecting themselves from the Christian forces coming from the north. According to a general belief, they chose this specific location because of the Manzanares stream that offered a rich water supply. The city’s name, Madrid, is believed to be derived from the Arabic word for “source of water” or “stream”.

from about 20,000 people to a little more than 150,000. Experiencing such rapid development, Madrid became one of the most powerful cities in the empire. Despite the fact that Spain had numerous enemies at the time, Madrid still managed to grow. We can still see the leftovers of the early dynasties in present day Madrid: old buildings and construction projects, such as the Plaza Mayor (1590-1790), the City Hall (1630) and the Royal Palace (1764), built before the Moorish Fortress was burned to the ground, at around 1734. The Modern Madrid

After approximately two centuries, in 1085, the city of Madrid was conquered by the Christians, it continued to remain a small settlement. It became big when King Philip II decided to establish his court in the city, in 1561. By that point Madrid’s population continued to grow rapidly. In just a century it went

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Going past the main historic periods (such as the French, Bourbon, Republican and Nationalist), we can observe now that much of the towns structures were built around the 19th and 20th centuries. Let us take the Gran Via as an example, where you can view the brilliant

skyscrapers from the 1900s, continuing to the beautiful Plaza de Espana, decorated with the same skyscrapers from the late 1950s. If we leave the center and head north, along the shady and heavily circulated Paseo de la Castellana, we will encounter a number of modern buildings, like the Tores Kio for example. The Tores Kio is located at the Plaza de Castilla. We can see another remarkable building, the Terminal 4, located at Madrid’s Barajas Airport. The Terminal 4 was designed by Estudio Lamala and the Richard Rogers Partnership, in Madrid. The newer buildings of Madrid may not be as interesting as the ones presented for the average tourist. However, these new structures continue to pass on the dynamic spirit of a flourishing city. Gray Son

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House Martins Property Care and Management Services Let us look after your property whilst you are not in Spain

* Holiday change-over * Regular Cleaning * Laundry * Pool Cleaning * Gardening * Property Maintenance * 24hr Emergency call out * Security Checks

Tel: +44 (0)845 004 1041 Mob: +34 692 408 306 www.housemartins.es

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ouse Martins is an established 'Competa' based Company and has been managing holiday home properties for our clients for a number of years. We pride ourselves on our professional and reliable service and take great satisfaction in providing the ''Personal Touch' . We recognise that your holiday home is a huge investment and it is essential that it is managed with care and attention.

RENTING YOUR PROPERTY Property Owners decide to rent out their properties for many reasons but for whatever reason, the one question most frequently asked is which type of property offers the best return in terms of rentals – and the simple answer to this is the one that is maintained to the highest specification at all times and which is furnished and equipped with every possible convenience. To enjoy the best possible rental income from your property, it is essential that it is kept in pristine condition, 'well presented' both inside and out and in return you will be delighted to welcome back returning guest's

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WE DON'T JUST MANAGE YOUR INVESTMENT – WE CARE FOR YOUR PROPERTY Rental Services - We also provide the following Ÿ Holiday Changeovers Ÿ Laundry Service Ÿ Weekly Pool Maintenance Ÿ Meet & Greet Service Ÿ Welcome Grocery Packs Ÿ Cot & High Chair Hire Ÿ 24hr Emergency Number Ÿ Key Holding Service Ÿ Supply New Bedding & Towels Ÿ Garden Maintenance Ÿ Building/Plumbing/Electrical Work Ÿ Interior/Exterior Painting Ÿ Pool Heating Ÿ Pool Covers (Solar & Winter) Ÿ Pool Rollers Ÿ Septic Tank Odour Filters

For full detailed information on our services and rates please contact Christine or Malcolm Tel: 0034 692 408 306 & 657 483 270

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Home & Away Villa Care & Property Maintenance We Look after Your Home While Your Away

Property & Pool Maintenance Villa Cleaning & Handovers Also: Building Works, Plastering, Rendering, Brickwork, Painting & Carpentry Emergency Call-Out Contact: Jason or Tony 675615893 / 617865869 homeandawayspain@gmail.com To advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873

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M Heating are experts in tailor made solutions to heat and cover your swimming pool, based in Spain they supply and install a complete range of efficient pool heaters as well pool covers. Pool heaters allow you to enjoy your pool throughout the year and when fitted with a pool cover to insulate the water, the running cost is suprisingly low.

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Under Floor Heating or Radiators Our bubble covers offers an economical way to raise the water temperature and extend your swimming season.

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Safety around your pool is also our concern so take a look on our website for further information and products.

Prepare for the summer and winter with HM Heating.

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you have finished cleaning your property. As the opening hours of the petrol station are from 7am everyday of the week, and it doesn't close during siesta hours, it also is a great place to pick up any last minute necessities.

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laundrette with two industrial size washing machines, as well as a 13 kilo tumble dryer, perfect for duvets, rugs and big loads.

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It therefore offers the perfect solution for quick changeovers, as you can get your washing on and ask them to change it over to the dryer once finished. You are then free to pick it up once

lthough the local petrol station in Competa isn't the most obvious choice to include in a rental management segment, it is indeed a very useful tool for both homeowners and visitors alike.

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Offering a wide range of wines, beers, food and local produce, it is a great place to meet guests, where they can also buy supplies for their stay - even if they arrive late on a Sunday when everywhere else is closed! To help with all those people maintaining rental properties, we also stock pool supplies, cleaning products and paint. And as is to be expected you can also fill up with petrol or diesel and buy essentials such as firewood, coal and butane gas bottles.. See advert above

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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.

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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 To advertise call 637 028 873 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 www.restaurantelpilon.com The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 12 The Grapevine The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873


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Bar and Restaurant Open 6 days a week (incl. Kitchen) Spit Roast Chickens 7.50 euro Closed Wednesday (Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun) 12.00pm until late - TEL: 654 869 083 call to order Traditional Sunday Lunch Roast Chicken & Beef & with all the trimmings Lamb available if pre-ordered by Thursday afternoon 1 course 9 euro, Spring Quiz, 2 courses 10 euro Friday 6th May or 3 courses 11 euro from 7.30pm

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acid, a “heart healthy” fatty acid that is believed to be one of the main reasons for the health benefits of olive oil. 4. Avocados Are Loaded with Fibre. Avocados tend to be high in fibre, about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods. Fibre can have various important benefits for weight loss and metabolic health.

LOCAL PRODUCE Why we should be eating more of it.

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ince moving to Cómpeta I have been amazed at the quality of local produce and how seasonal they are. I find it wonderful to go to the local market or local independent shops and find home-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables that change week in, week out depending on the time of year. It brings the excitement back to the weekly shop! Some of the local gems that we should use more often in are diets are discussed below and some ideas on how to use them.

Avocado The avocado is a rather unique type of fruit. Most fruit consists primarily of carbohydrate, while avocado is high in healthy fats. Numerous studies show that it has powerful beneficial effects on health. Here are 11 health benefits of avocado, that are supported by scientific research. 1. Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious. Avocado fruit is prized for its high nutrient value and is added to all sorts of dishes due to its good

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flavour and rich texture. Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 100 gram serving: Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA, Folate: 20% of the RDA, Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA, Potassium: 14% of the RDA, Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA, Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA and Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA. It contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin). 2. They Contain More Potassium than Bananas Potassium is an important mineral that most people don't get enough of. Avocados are very high in potassium, which support healthy blood pressure levels. 3. Avocado is Loaded with Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids. Avocados and avocado oil are high in monounsaturated oleic

5. Eating Avocados Can Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the world. Avocados have been shown to reduce total cholesterol levels significantly, reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20%, lower LDL cholesterol by up to 22% and increase HDL (the “good”) cholesterol by up to 11%. 6. People Who Eat Avocados Tend to be Healthier One dietary survey found that people who ate avocados had a much higher nutrient intake and had a lower risk of metabolic syndrome. 7. The Fat in Them Can Help You Absorb Nutrients from Plant Foods. Studies have shown that eating avocado or avocado oil with veggies can dramatically increase the amount of antioxidants you take in. 8. Avocados Are Loaded with Powerful Antioxidants That Can Protect the Eyes Avocados are high in antioxidants, including Lutein and Zeaxanthin. These nutrients are very important for eye health and lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. 9. Avocado Extract May Help Relieve Symptoms of Arthritis Studies have shown that an extract from avocado and soybean oils can significantly reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis.

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10. Eating Avocado May Help You Lose Weight There is some evidence that avocados are a weight loss friendly food. In one study, people were split into groups. One group was instructed to eat a meal that contained avocado, the other a similar meal without avocado. Then they were asked a series of questions related to hunger and satiety. The people eating the avocado felt 23% more satisfied and had a 28% lower desire to eat over the next 5 hours (35).If this holds true in the long-term, then including avocados in your diet could help you naturally eat fewer calories and have an easier time sticking to a healthy diet. 11. Avocado is Delicious and Easy to Incorporate in The Diet Not only are avocados healthy, they're also incredibly delicious and go with all sorts of foods. You can add them to salads and various sorts of recipes, or you can simply scoop them out with a spoon and eat them plain. They have a creamy, rich, fatty texture and blend well with various other ingredients. Guacamole is my favourite use of avocado and includes the addition of sea salt, garlic, lime, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and fresh coriander. An avocado often takes some time to ripen and it should feel slightly soft when ripe. The nutrients in avocado can oxidize soon after fleshing it, but if you add lemon juice then that shouldn't happen as quickly. Honey Since ancient times, honey has been used as both a food and a medicine. It's very high in beneficial plant compounds, and offers several health benefits. Honey is particularly healthy when used instead of refined sugar, which is 100% empty calories. Here are the top 10 health benefits of honey that are supported by science.

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1. Honey Contains Some Nutrients Honey is thick, sweet liquid made by honeybees. It is low in vitamins and minerals, but may be high in some plant compounds.

still being used today. When applied to the skin, honey can be part of an effective treatment plan for burns, wounds and many other skin conditions. It is particularly effective for diabetic foot ulcers.

2. High-Quality Honey is Rich in Antioxidants High-quality honey contains many important antioxidants. These includes phenols, enzymes and compounds like flavonoids and organic acids Antioxidants have been linked to reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes and some types of cancer. They may also promote eye health.

9. Honey Can Help Suppress Coughs in Children For children over one year of age, honey can act as a natural and safe cough suppressant. Some studies show that it is even more effective than cough medication.

4. Honey Can Help Lower Blood Pressure Blood pressure is an important risk factor for heart disease, and honey may help lower it. This is because honey contains antioxidant compounds that have been linked to blood pressure lowering effects 5. Honey Also Helps to Improve Cholesterol Honey seems to have a positive effect on cholesterol levels. It leads to modest reductions in total and LDL cholesterol, while raising HDL. 6. Honey Can Lower Triglycerides Elevated triglycerides are a risk factor for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Several studies show that honey can lower triglyceride levels, especially when it is being used to replace sugar. 7. Honey is Linked to Other Beneficial Effects on Heart Health The antioxidants in honey have been linked to beneficial effects on heart health, including increased blood flow to the heart and a reduced risk of blood clot formation. 8. Honey Promotes Burn and Wound Healing Applying honey to the skin has been used to heal wounds and burns since ancient Egypt, and is

10. Honey may be able to alleviate symptoms of Hay fever Eating local honey for hay fever works on the theory that it desensitizes you to pollen allergy. It contains the heavy grained pollen which does not trigger allergic reaction and keep the body system to develop immunity against hay fever. Some beekeepers think that it should be started at least 8 weeks before the hay fever season starts; while others think it should be at least 6 months before the season. Most proponents of the treatment think that it does not benefit if you start taking honey once the symptoms appear. Almonds & Walnuts High-protein almonds are ideal for satiating the appetite in a healthy way. They are rich in monounsaturated fats; much research now links this type of fat with a reduced risk of heart disease. These nuts are one of the richest sources of vitamin E, which seems to protect against UV light damage and Alzheimer's disease. By munching away on almonds you can top up on important minerals: manganese, which helps the body form strong bones and regulates blood sugar; and magnesium, which is essential for organ, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and regulating blood pressure. Eat almonds with the skin on as they contain an impressive collection of flavonoids that act as antioxidants and enhance the effect of vitamin E that could be beneficial as we age.

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Walnuts not only taste great but are a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of those hard to find omega-3 fatty acids. Like most nuts, they can easily be added to your Healthiest Way of Eating. Just chop and add to your favourite salad, vegetable dish, fruit, or dessert. One of my favourite ways to enjoy walnuts is in a salad of apples, rocket leaves, crumbled Spanish blue cheese and drizzled with honey and olive oil. Olives and Olive Oil Olives are a great little snack, salty and satisfying with cheese, crackers, fruit, and other light fare, and a wonderful addition to salads. But the nutritional aspects go far beyond what one might expect, discovered centuries ago throughout Mediterranean regions where the olive tree first grew. Scientists now know it's the phytonutrients and antioxidants in olives such as hydroxytyrosol and histamine that can help prevent heart disease, stroke, DNA damage, and cancer, and positively affect the nervous system, respiratory system, immunity, and digestion. Healthy fats in olives, such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, and linolenic acid are linked to reduced blood pressure, inflammation, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease risk. Oleuropein, found only in olives, scavenges nitric oxide. These and other nutritional attributes in olives make them an exceptional addition to your Olive oil is very high in monounsaturated fats and contains a modest amount of vitamins E and K. True extra virgin olive oil is loaded with antioxidants, some of which have powerful health benefits. Olive oil contains oleic acid and oleocanthal, nutrients that can fight inflammation. This may be the main reason for olive oil's health benefits. Olive oil may be one of the healthiest foods you can eat for heart health. It lowers

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blood pressure, protects LDL particles from oxidation, reduces inflammation and may help prevent unwanted blood clotting. There is preliminary evidence that olive oil can help fight cancer and Alzheimer's disease, although this needs to be confirmed in human controlled trials. Cherries Everyone knows how delicious cherries can be, but did you know that they can also relieve pain, help you avoid premature aging, and add years to your life? Below are 6 reasons to eat more cherries. 1. Help Fight Cancer and Disease Cherries, along with many other berries, are a rich source of antioxidants. They help prevent or repair the damage that is done to the body's cells by free radicals. This means that antioxidants replace free radicals in your body before they can cause any damage. Queritrin (a flavonoid) is rich in cherries, and has been found by researchers to be one of the most potent anticancer agents. When eating cherries, the queritrin is set free to fight off all the body's cancerous cells. Cherries also contain ellagic acid, a naturally occurring plant phenolic known as an anticarcinogenic/anti-mutagenic compound. Some researchers say that ellagic acid may be the most effective way to prevent cancer. Another compound found in cherrie, perillyl alcohol (POH), is extremely powerful in reducing the occurrence of all types of cancer. Researchers found that POH stops the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of the proteins they need to grow. It has worked on every kind of cancer that POH has been tested against. 2.Help Relieve Pain of Arthritis and Gout. Tart cherries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and

bioflavonoids. Both of these compounds slow down the enzymes Cyclo-oxyygenase-1 and -2, which help to relieve and prevent arthritis and gout in the body. Gout is a very painful condition and occurs when excess uric acid crystallises in the joints. Doctors say drinking cherry juice daily could help beat condition as the juice helps clear excess uric acid from the body in just a few hours. 3.Eliminate Oxidative Stress and Prevent Premature Aging Cherries are rich in two important flavonoids, isoqueritrin and queritrin, which act as antioxidants and work to eliminate by-products of oxidative stress, therefore slowing down the aging process. 4.Help Cure Migraines By helping reduce inflammation in the body, the anthocyanin and bioflavonoids in cherries also help eliminate migraine headaches. These compounds are known to have similar activity to aspirin and ibuprofen. 5.Improve Body's Circadian Rhythms. Extensive evidence points out that the antioxidant melatonin, which is also rich in cherries, is significant in improving the body's circadian rhythms. Since melatonin is found in small quantities in the body, a slight increase can produce great results. .

6.Help You Sleep Melatonin is also found to help the body's natural sleep patterns. Since the body so rapidly absorbs melatonin, cherries can increase melatonin levels in the blood, therefore improving the way you sleep. Conclusion As you can see locally grown fruits, veg and nuts are so good for our body and mind and are readily available in the independent shops and market in C贸mpeta. More reasons why living in Spain is a great way of life!

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ALIOLI

Bob Marley See Map t 13th May tribute night Sa h. Spot 23 at de s hi Anniversary of For the 25th specials, Jamaican food sic. Serving gourmet food just off Plaza Vendimia, Competa mu great fo Prize r ALiOLi, gourmet chill out bar with comfy best dressed. sofas and chairs. Perfect venue for private Sunday 15 th at 4.p.m . Guitarist parties with food and music of your choice. -Vo fletch er. A must se Closed Sunday evenings & all day Mondays e..

Sunday Brunch 12 until 3pm incls. smoked salmon scrambled Elvis Night. egg on home made bread & Eggs Benedict. Sat 28th May Central Heating and Wifi. Live music + Try our popular lunchtime home made health drinks & videos dance and sing the wholemeal rolls. Classic cocktail list with freshly made juices. night away. Tel: 952 516 137 - Mob: 633 172 519

Open mic Night 10th June. Music comedy poetry if you’d like to have a go contact Nina at the charity shop.

Bar Opening Hours- Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat 12 noon - 4pm. & 6pm till late Wed through Sat - Menu of the week.

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Enjoy our Artisan ice creams, frozen desserts & home baked products made daily in our kitchens in Competa. Gluten & lactose free Gelato and desserts. Taste our espresso, cappucino or affogato. Natural fruit juices. Mini pastries and Cakes made to order. Selection of Italian wines & pasta Open every day from 10am to 9pm Friday -Saturday 10am to 10pm We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa www.facebook.com/heladeriacompeta lagelateriacompeta@gmail.com

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Morning and evening classes for everyone. Spacious classroom with changing rooms and showers. Therapeutic massages: www.competamassages.com Calle Trinidad 26B - C贸mpeta www.competayoga.com

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I’M OFF AGAIN - WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN ME? Maggie Woodward

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f you’re reading this on the day of issue (1 May) I will have been walking along my latest Camino de Santiago for the last eight days. This year my camino takes me along the north coast of Spain, from the French border, following the Camino del Norte from Irun to Ribadeo (625 kms), then I go ‘off camino’ and continue to follow the coast for a further 200 kms until I reach Ferrol and join a different pilgrimage route, appropriately called the Ingles, for 120 kms into Santiago de Compostela. If I have made good time and stuck to my walking schedule I will have been walking for 35 days and will have time to walk on to Finisterre and Muxia a further 120 kms, before returning to Santiago and flying home at the very end of May. This is a stunningly beautiful hike with the coastline to the right and mountains to the left. On many occasions it trails across beaches, at other times it’s necessary to take a ferry across a port or the mouth of a river. It passes through some really interesting towns and cities and the region as a whole is renowned for its fabulous food. There are a lot of ups and downs, particularly during the first week and it is considered one of the most strenuous caminos. I seem to have been preparing for this camino forever, but I am

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feeling totally unprepared. I have plotted my route, downloaded GPS tracks and investigated accommodation possibilities where albergues are not available. A complete day has been spent weighing gear, decanting products into small travel bottles and winding a supply of loo roll for those occasions when someone beat me to it. And I have taken many long training walks in the mountains, some happily alone and others in the company of great friends. This is my fourth camino and you might expect that I would take it all in my stride (pun intended), but I’ve been experiencing many waking hours in the middle of the night and my poor brain is jumping around with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. The adrenaline will be pumping just as much on this camino as it was on my first. I am expecting to encounter some serious weather of the wet variety - northern Spain doesn’t get to be so green and pleasant without a very good watering system. And Galicia, where I will be spending fifteen of my forty walking days is renowned for its rainfall. 2016 has been deemed a ‘Extraordinary Year of Mercy’ by Pope Francis. This means that the Holy Door of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela will be

opened to receive the faithful who will then be forgiven even the most serious of sins. The Holy Door in Santiago is normally only opened when St James’ day (25 July) falls on a Sunday and this brings a surge of pilgrims to the city. So this special year of mercy is expected to create a very busy year on the camino, although I’m hoping that there won’t be too many extra pilgrims walking on my route - I really prefer a bit of solitude. As usual, my partner David will be collecting sponsorship funds for charity, and this year we have again chosen CUDECA cancer hospice and Save the Children. Last year we collected a magnificent sum of around 1,300 euros from our wonderful friends and neighbours - so if you see David approaching in Cómpeta or Canillas, don’t run and hide - let’s see if we can beat last year’s amazing result. And if you would like to accompany me on my travels, you can sign up to follow my blog. I post live from the camino every day with tales from the trail and accompanying photos of the beautiful scenery. I would love your company - you can join the many supportive followers who give me encouragement with their entertaining comments each day. You can find my blog at www.magwood.me By Maggie Woodward

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Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

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Good quality, reasonably priced, antiques, furniture and interesting artefacts for the home and garden. We also buy good quality items, offer a restoration service and free delivery locally. Avenida de la Constitución 18, See Map Competa Spot 42 Tel: 618226647 Open: 10.30 - 2 Monday - Saturday.

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La Taberna de Oscar Plaza Pantale贸n Romero, 2, C贸mpeta 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, as well as authentic tagines and curries. Of course we also offer Spanish and Mediterranean food as well as a 'Specials Board' that changes daily. Choose from such dishes as our: -

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Bar Amalia

Dot welcomes you to Bar Amalia in Archez for home cooked meals using local seasonal ingredients. Quiz night on 6th May, 8.30pm maximum of 4 people per team, come along and join in the fun. Curry Night Friday 20th May, choice of Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Fish or Vegetable curry. Poppadoms, samosa and dips to start only 8.50 per person. Our Monthly Music Night is on Friday 27th May. Spanish classes every Tuesday and Friday. Beginners 11.30 and intermediate at 12.30. 5 euros per person Mon Closed during day re-open at 7.00pm Tue to Sat 12.00 - until close Sun open from 12.30 Last orders for food 8.30pm Closed Wednesdays - Tel 634302480

Home cooked foods Home cooked foods Specials Board changing every Friday Specials changing Sunday Board lunch served fromevery 1.30-5Friday pm. Succulent slices of beef or lamb with yorkshire pudding, roast and mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables &gravy. 8 euros Vegetarian options always available New additions to our menu include breaded mushrooms filled with roquefort cheese, chicken and chorizo goujons with sweet chilli dip and for mains, Chicken Enchilladas, Pepper Pot Beef and Chicken Breast coated in Morrocaan flavoured Breadcrumbs, homemade chips or potatoes and seasonal vegetables

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Also we can help with: Transferring cars onto Spanish Number Plates Driving Licences exchanged for Spanish Licences or foreign licences registered with the Spanish Traffic Authorities Avda Constitucion 27, Competa (on the corner of the carpark opposite CafĂŠ Competa) Tel/Fax: 952 55 78 28 zahraz.azuagaasesoria@gmail.com

Appointment Only Translation services By Zahra Zuleika Zoodasha 29 years of age Previously an English teacher, Vaughan Systems. English Native, 23 years resident of Spain.

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Parador de Cardona

THE UNDISCOVERED PARADORS OF SPAIN Travelling in Spain

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o matter which season you choose for travelling, there is nothing more delightful than a Spanish vacation. This is truly a top destination providing something for everyone, whether you're after beaches or sweeping plains, lively clubs or impressive cathedrals. It is much more than just bull fighting, bull running, flamenco and tomato fights that make this small country so exotic. Spaniards have always tried their best to make the country attractive and unforgettable for tourists. Spain has the usual selection of modern hotels and hostels, but if you travel off the beaten track you can easily discover many alternative kinds of tourist accommodation. Within this category, the Spanish paradors particularly stand out. The word “parador” literally means “stopping place”. Paradors form a chain of historic buildings

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converted into lodging places all around the country. They stretch from Galicia in the North West through Catalonia to Andalusia in the south, the Canary Islands and to the Spanish cities of North Africa. It was the idea of the Royal Tourist Commissioner Marques de la Vega-Inclan in 1926 to set up paradors in places of special interest or remote locations with two purposes. Firstly, it would help provide inexpensive accommodation to travellers in remote areas. Secondly, it would keep all the run-down monuments and historic buildings in good condition which would otherwise be left to fall apart. You can call it an irony of fate, but nowadays paradors are respectable high-standard hotels with all mod cons. They preserve their previous elegance and at the same time ensure your absolute comfort.

The Spanish parador is also where you will discover Spanish cuisine of the highest calibre. So, if you like to be pampered and realise that staying at one of Spanish paradors is just what you have always wanted, the next step is deciding what kind of parador will make the most of your holidays. Below are just a few of the many options available to tourists. Each suggestion is accompanied by an example – one of paradors offered by Keytel International, the UK’s only official representative for the Spanish Paradores. 1) Perhaps you wish to enjoy the atmosphere of Medieval Spain, staying in a medieval castle. Example: Cardona – the fortified 9th century enclosure, conceals a 2nd century tower and an 11th century church along with spectacular bedrooms, some with four-poster beds. Located on a vantage point of the fortified town and inside the solid stone walls,

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Parador de Guadalupe

we find furniture inspired from medieval times in the drawing rooms. 2) Then, it may be a Monastery or a Medieval Hospital, where walls have been oozing religious spirit for many centuries. Example: Guadalupe – the 15th century hospital of St. John the Baptist reflects religious spirit of absorption and reflection on the former Monastery of Nuestra Seňora de Guadalupe. The unique orchard forming the garden, its secluded swimming pool, arcade and white walls, announce the spacious interior, whose bedrooms recall the original religious function. 3) You may prefer a stay in the Spanish countryside with colourful views of Spanish landscape and fresh country food. This option is gaining in popularity as tourists wish to leave the busy city life behind. Example: Keytel Int. offers a great number of country-side

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paradors. One of them is located in Albacete, in central Spain, near to Madrid Airport, La Mancha Country House. The stamp of Cervantes influences the character of this Parador, the calmness of its luxuriant garden, its swimming pool, and attractive corridor. Its décor offers the privacy and calm necessary to escape from daily routine in relaxed working sessions in the Sancho Panza and Dulcinea rooms. The local cuisine covers everything from "pisto manchego" (fried vegetables), partridge in "escabeche" sauce and a puffpastry sweet, "Miguelitos de la Roda". 4) If you are not a fan of history and ancient architecture, you are free to choose a parador built in the modern style. Located in areas of great natural beauty, close to entertainments and shopping centres they are built to accommodate modern requirements and convenience.

Example: El Hierro – The Parador is located on the most recent and least populated of the Canary Islands. This is also the place, where up until a century ago, the "O" meridian line passed through. The Parador rises up, by the sea, with whitewashed walls and wooden balconies. Comfortable bedrooms complement an interior with an elegant, colonial tone along with a garden with a swimming pool. These unique buildings create the perfect atmosphere for your holiday, matched only by the welcome you will receive from the Spanish people. For further reading on the paradors of Spain, go to http://www.keytel.co.uk/parador.ph p where you can browse over 100 Spanish paradors to suit all tastes. Published at: http://www.isnare.com/?aid=2332 6&ca=Travel Elena Mokeeva

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inspire buyers to want to soak up your views every day, welcome buyers into your pool, gardens, courtyard or terrace? Does your selection of photos encourage them to organise a viewing?

CREATIVE PROPERTY MARKETING Your guide to attracting buyers to your Spanish property...

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ll buyers of property in Spain start their search on-line and therefore, making your property stand out, is essential. Currently, buyers have over 200,000 Spanish properties to choose from on Spain's leading property sales website. The formula for success is quite simple. Creative Property Marketing believes that empowering sellers to get the best marketing for their home is vital. Making sure a property is visible and wellpresented on-line guarantees great internet 'curb appeal' – the equivalent to a successful UK drive past that results in a viewing! 1. It is rare to find two homes for sale in Spain that are identical - every home has a rare quality. This usually applies to homes for sale in an urban setting or in the countryside. Therefore, every Spanish home has a unique selling point relating to its structure, how it is decorated/finished, location or views. Realising this unique quality and promoting it, is key. Its likely, there is a buyer out there searching for the rare quality your home offers. Ensuring the title on your property details include your unique selling point is imperative. This is what will stop a buyer when searching on-line and encourage them to read more and ultimately organise a viewing! 2. Photography - especially the main image is so important. Getting this right is essential -

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does the image make a buyer click on your property to find out more? The main photo of your property needs to ensure buyers don't scroll past it when searching on a website. The image needs to offer a little something special something inviting. This does not have to be a huge swimming pool or glitzy villa, it could, be an intimate image of a courtyard with flowering pot plants or an apartment balcony with far reaching views. 3. Price - does the price equal what you are selling? Are you advertising the total size of your property in square meters to include; your pool, covered terraces, outbuildings etc? Many buyers will subconsciously calculate an approximate price per square meter. Does your property compete well in the current market? Have you searched on Kyero.com for example to compare other properties for sale against your own? Ideally, search in your immediate area and further afield. This is what buyers will be doing and undergoing this exercise yourself can be very enlightening! 4. Presentation on-line via photography and then presentation in reality during viewings. Does your property presentation scream, buy me now?! When a buyer flicks through your portfolio of photographs on-line, do the images sell a desirable lifestyle? Are the images light and bright, show off current dĂŠcor/finishes? Do the images of your home

Then when the buyers arrives to view the property, does it look better or as good as in the photographs? Is your home immaculately presented so the buyer believes it always looks like this - weeds don't grow, dust never falls and paintwork rarely needs refreshing? If buyers feel relaxed rather than overwhelmed by seeing a list of jobs they already have to do on the day of completion, they are more likely to buy your home. 5. Legal paperwork. Do you have copies available for buyers to see during a viewing of your property; the Nota Simple, a recent IBI bill, Catastral details, a water, electricity and telephone bill? If the buyers appear interested, simply offering them sight of, an explanation of or a copy of these details can give buyers huge confidence. It shows them you have nothing to hide and equally displays to the buyer that you are knowledgeable about the legality of your home. It does not matter if you are using an estate agent - the property is yours to sell whatever it takes to beat the competition! If you have found this guide helpful and would like to discuss the topic in more detail, Sarah & David Rick of Creative Property Marketing are always available to be of assistance to you. They have a refreshing attitude towards property sales - offering sellers of property all over Spain something above and beyond the standard approach. See their advert opposite, visit their website or contact them: www.creativepropertymarketing.com info@creativepropertymarketing.com

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Creative Property Marketing The property marketing experts – helping you sell privately! There is the formula to successfully selling privately… PRICE – PHOTOS – PRESENTATION If you get the three P’s correct you will attract a buyer quickly through Creative Property Marketing. These properties have been for sale for just a few months and they have attracted many buyers/viewings and each already have offers being discussed:

Competa €420,000

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We have generated and passed on more than 450 enquiries for our sellers during the first 3 months of 2016. If your home is currently for sale, can you afford to miss out on these enquiries? You can sell privately and save thousands in costs! Please call us today to discuss a marketing campaign for your property.

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

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SURGE IN EXPATS APPLYING TO REGISTER TO VOTE EU Referendum 23rd June.

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he announcement of the date for the Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union has triggered a surge in the numbers of British expats wanting to register to vote. Latest figures show thousands of British nationals who live overseas are now going to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote in order to be able to have their say on 23 June. The average daily rate of online registrations by Britons abroad has quadrupled from an average of just over 600 per day before the announcement of the referendum date last weekend, to more than 2600 per day since then.

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The Electoral Commission has launched a global campaign to encourage an estimated five million Britons living overseas to check their eligibility to vote ahead of the referendum on EU membership. The Foreign Office is supporting the campaign overseas, including in Spain. The British Ambassador Simon Manley, visiting Malaga on Tuesday (23 February), said: Whether you think the UK should remain in or leave the EU, the 23rd of June will be your chance to have your say. This is a oncein-a-generation opportunity for the British people to decide.

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now live in Spain, most expats still have strong ties with the UK – financial, family, friends. You may also decide to return one day. So you very probably do have a stake in the outcome and how it may affect your life. I strongly encourage you to register to vote – just go online and follow the simple process. If you have been on the UK electoral roll within the last 15 years, you are eligible to vote. Former residents of England, Scotland and Wales can quickly register at www.gov.uk/registerto-vote. If you last lived in Northern Ireland then you need to download an overseas voter application form from the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland, at Eoni webpage. Published: 25 February 2016 British Embassy Madrid

You might be asking yourself, why bother to vote? Although you may

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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

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Beautiful country house with good access. Three bedrooms. Fitted kitchen. Swimming pool. Established garden in 5000m2 plot

Traditional finca. 30.000m2 plot planted with around 500 avocado trees in production. House around 100m2 and is in need of reform. Swimming pool.

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Project; designed and started as two, 2 bedroom apartments but could be changed to create a four bedroom house. Close to the centre of the village

Two delightful properties opposite each other in a cul de sac. With two bedrooms, living room, two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room and two roof terraces with fantastic views.

Spacious and light apartment with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, balcony with plenty of space for dining.

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the task) are fascinating. Little red lygaeus bugs appear on every stony path, and will then disappear like snow in a thaw. I sometimes spot weevils - strange creatures, with a trunk-like proboscis and weird antenna. Look out for Spanish Festoon, Green Veined White and Maxarine Blue butterflies, Common Wave moths, Darkling Beetles, Carpenter bees, Spurge bugs, and the red and black Lygaeus bugs. Birds Millions of birds fly from Africa to Europe each spring: we are on the flight path. Skies over the towns are full of swallows and swifts while the house martins are renovating their mud nests on our buildings. The raptors are back, too: you will see eagles, buzzards and falcons if you look about. Try spotting Willow Warbler, Chiff-Chaff, Sardinian Warbler, Spotted flycatcher, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Northern Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Hoopoe, Bee-eaters, Booted Eagles, Snake Eagles. Listen out for the Melodious Warbler and the Cuckoo.

MAY WILDLIFE The Axarquia is a wildlife paradise!

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he Axarquia is a wildlife paradise. There's little intensive farming, limited industry, lots of wild land and a gentle climate. May is mid spring and all nature knows it: if you are a wildlife lover get out of doors and look about. Here are some of the things you might want to keep an eye out for. Flowers April and May are poppy-time – you find them scattered about banks, sometimes a rag-tag few, sometimes a field-full that wants to be a Van Gogh painting with all that implausible colour crying out to be seen. In the Natural Park you see the white flowering

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asphodel and masses of pink rock-roses. You may see late orchids; pink butterfly orchids or the sawfly orchid. In fact flora is everywhere, bursting out of every bit of rough ground, from the dramatic Giant Fennel to the tiny blue pimpernel. Look for Convolvulus, Morning Glory, Spanish Vetchling, Small Tree Mallow, False Sowthistle, Smooth Hawksbit, Musk Storksbill, Blue Alkanet and Borage. Beetles, Butterflies, Bugs Butterflies are pretty but I'm as fond of the bugs and beetles you find among the flowers. Even the beetles I see bravely rolling dung-balls backwards on the dirt tracks (as if they just can't face

Beasts I see more reptiles from this time on because of the warmth; lizards sit out on the sandy paths in the morning to warm up; geckos climb walls, stalking the mosquitoes the lights attract. You might, if you are lucky, see a young chameleon. As for mammals, if you go walking you may well see Ibex – the mountain goat. But the main mammal I start seeing more of is the humble bat. That may be because there are more insects with the rising warmth – or it may be that I am out at dusk more often in May than in March. For more about Malaga's wildlife and where to find it see my blog at www.wildingmalaga.com

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ALORA The fascinating Spanish village

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hen we speak of Spain, every tourist is in agreement, and they all say ‘Spain is a heaven for tourists’. That speaks of how beautiful the country is. Beautiful mountains followed by vast plains with beautiful landscape, rich vegetation, stunningly beautiful beaches, monumental buildings built centuries ago, parks with historical importance, museums and luxurious villas and apartments at most affordable rental prices and hotels serving most delicious continental recipes, well trained tourist guides; what more could a tourist require? All tourists will certainly enjoy every minute of their stay in Spain and go home with cherished memories of their trip. Another interesting aspect of traveling in Spain is that every city and village has many things to offer to the tourist. Take for

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example, the tiny village of Alora, located near the famous province of Malaga. This tiny village is recognized as one of the best tourist spots in Spain. The tourists will certainly agree that there is something interesting in every part of this tiny village. Take for example the Chapel called ‘lady of flower’, built in the 16th century, which houses the image of the ‘virgin of flowers’. This Chapel in Alora receives a large number of tourists every year. The visitor will be amazed by this stunningly beautiful chapel. Apart from being one of the most attractive monumental structures, the Chapel is also a pilgrimage centre of Europe. The other popular place to visit in Alora is the Church of the ‘lady of incarnation’, also popular as Parish Church. This is one of the biggest churches of Malaga. The church is also popular as an outstanding example of masterly architecture. The interior of the

church bears some of the best works of sculpture. The church is located in the midst of a beautifully laid out garden. The Arab castle is another place of tourist interest in Alora. In fact historians say this castle was actually built by Romans. Historians say that the Castle was built to protect the city from enemies. The fort has some watch towers located at certain strategic locations. This well crafted castle attracts a large number of tourists every year. The Guadalhorce Valley is another place of interest. This valley is also popular for its beautiful natural beauty; it is rich in vegetation and is also the home of many wild animals. The Government of Spain has harnessed this beautiful environment and has transformed this valley rich in vegetation; now it has become a tourist attraction. Jim Harison

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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! analisis of our riding according Taxes (both residents & non residents) An to the "Alexander technic". his month of May at Los

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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

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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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3 Bed townhouse in the upper part of the village. 2 terraces with village and mountain views

Country house with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Swimming pool. Underfloor heating & AC 2500m2 plot

Townhouse to reform. 3 bedrooms, 2 terraces. Spacious 3 room bodega

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Beautiful country house. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Established garden 800m2. Garage Spectacular sea views

Delightful townhouse, full of character. With four bedrooms. Two entrances, front & back. Scope to extend if desired.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH FELIPE ARREBOLA LOPEZ Felipe talks about his Metal work and Estate Agents businesses. Has vivido en Competa toda su vida? Si, nací en Cómpeta es un pueblo blanco enclavado en la sierra de la Axarquia en la cornisa de la costa del sol. donde he pasado mi infancia, mi juventud, aquí he pasado todos los años de mi vida. Cómpeta el pueblo que me ha visto crecer, donde he formado mi familia, donde monte mi propia empresa de carpintería metálica, y gracia a todos mis clientes la mayoría extranjeros me llevo a montar la segunda que es la Inmobiliaria. Have you lived in Competa all

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your life? Yes, I was born in Cómpeta, which is a white village nestled in the mountains of the Axarquia. It is here where I spent my childhood, my youth and where I have spent every year of my life. Cómpeta has seen me grow up, form my family and start and develop my own metalwork company. I would like to thank all my clients, the majority of which are foreigners as it is their support and encouragement which helped me to take the step of starting a second business, an Estate

Agent. ¿Qué te gusta de Cómpeta? Para mi es el mejor sitio de el mundo para vivir. Pero si visitas este pueblo veras que no soy la única persona que piensa así. Dado a la cantidad de turismo que tenemos, asentados en este paraíso y que gracias a ellos le han dado aun mas alegría y vida al pueblo, trabajo y bienestar What do you love about Competa? For me it is the best place in the world to live. But it you visit the village you will soon see that I am

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not the only person who thinks so. Given the amount of tourism we have in the village and those who have settled in this paradise we give thanks to them as they have given more life, work and wellbeing to the village. Siempre quiso ser dueño de su propio negocio? Si, siempre quise ser Autónomo y en el momento que me encontré formado y capacitado, empecé con el primero, Carpintería metálica Did you always want to own your own businesses? Yes, I always wanted to be self employed, I first started in Metalwork where I was and trained and educated ¿Cómo te metiste en la industria de trabajo del metal, lo que la formación o las calificaciones tiene usted? Era entonces el campo que conocía y cuando tuve lo formación suficiente, compre mi primer local y empecé a trabajar por mi cuenta. How did you get into the metal work industry, what training or qualifications do you have? Once I knew what I wanted to do I trained and trained and when I thought I had all the training I needed, I bought my first business premises and started working on my own. ¿Qué servicios o productos ofrece el negocio de trabajo de metal. Todo lo relacionado con la metal, hierros, aluminios, mosquiteras, mamparas, cristales, forja etc etc What services or products does the metal work business offer ? Everything related to metal, iron, aluminum, mosquito nets, screens, glass, wrought iron etc. Ha abierto un Inmobiliario El Rincon del sol ¿cómo se va? Somos nuevos pero nos consideramos grandes

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profesionales quizás sea por el servicio y la atención a nuestros clientes, pero hasta este momento son bastantes las casas que hemos vendido y muchísimas las que tenemos en alquiler para pasar unas vacaciones o vivir una larga temporada. Tenemos una gran variedad y unos precios inmejorables. You have opened an Estate Agents business how is this going? We are new but we consider ourselves professionals due to the service and attention we give to our customers. So far we have sold a sufficient number of homes and we have many homes that we have rented out for holidays and longer term lets. We have plenty of houses on our books and many at unbeatable prices. ¿Cuánto tiempo ha tenido su propio negocio en competa y los cambios que ha habido desde que abrió por primera vez? Toda mi vida, desde muy joven. Los cambios han sido muy grandes y exitosos, gracias al turismo que se ha instalado en Cómpeta. Es por ellos por lo que el pueblo ha crecido tanto y podemos tener mejor nivel de vida. Estos tipos de negocios solo se pueden mantener abiertos con las personas que nos visitan cada día y las que tenemos permanente en nuestro pueblo. How long have you had your own business In Competa and what changes have there been since you first opened? I have had my own business since I was young and the changes over time have been both extensive and successful and can be attributed to the increase in tourism in Cómpeta over time. The growth in tourism has ultimately given us a better standard of living. In order to sustain the businesses in Competa we need people both daily visitors and those that live here permanently.

¿Tiene algún plan de futuro para las empresas en Cómpeta? El plan de futuro es avanzar con el tiempo y que otra generación puedan seguir trabajando en esto que nosotros hemos emprendido. Do you have any future plans for your businesses in Competa? The future plan is to move with the times so that another generation can continue working where we have left off. Haces todo el trabajo usted mismo? ¿Tiene otros empleados? No, por supuesto tengo mas empleados, no podria llevar y atender a mis clientes sin la profesionalidad de otro personas. Do you do all the work yourself? Do you have other employees? Yes of course I have others working with me. If not, it just wouldn't be possible to provide all my clients the appropriate professionalism and level of service. ¿Dónde te ves en 10 años? Si la salud y mis clientes me lo permiten, seguro que seguiré luchando por mis propios negocios, los que gracias a ellos he podido levantar. Pero a la vez disfrutando con mi familia lo que a lo largo de tanto años he podido crear. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? If good health and my clients permit I want to continue with my successful business. Whilst at the same time, I want to enjoy time with my family. ¿Qué hace usted para divertirse? Estar con mi familia y amigos, el tiempo que mi trabajo me permite What do you do for fun? I like to be with my family and friends, of course if my job allows me the time!

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overseas property every month and this massive audience offers huge market exposure for the properties we have for sale. During the year 2015 there were an average of 305,036 hits per month on the website for the Málaga region alone. If we list your property for sale then you can take advantage of this service at no cost to you! Nowadays people who want to buy property abroad usually begin their research on the internet so we also advertise via a variety of internet property portals including Kyero where there are over 200,000 properties listed for sale throughout the whole of Spain.

SUNSET PROPERTIES New advertising opportunity – Rightmove Overseas

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dvertising is undoubtedly one of the key elements involved in the selling of property. ŸAt Sunset Properties Spain we can offer you maximum exposure for your property by using all of the following marketing methods – Ÿ Our own website Ÿ www.sunsetproperties-spain.com Ÿ Rightmove www.rightmove.co.uk Ÿ Many internet property portals

...including Kyero www.kyero.com

Ÿ The office of Asesoría

..Axarquía in Torre del Mar Ÿ Ÿ The Grapevine Magazine Ÿ Ÿ Streetwise House and Home

..magazine

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At Sunset Properties Spain we work primarily from the internet and our website is easy to use and always up to date. Our property descriptions are comprehensive and we include lots of good quality photographs. Our newest venture is the promotion of our properties via Rightmove Overseas. Rightmove Overseas is one of the most visited property websites in the UK for people looking to buy property abroad displaying over 80,000 properties for sale across Spain with more than 20,000 properties on the Costa del Sol. Rightmove Overseas receives over 5 million searches for

In addition we publicise our properties in the office of Asesoría Axarquía in Torre del Mar which is easy to find with parking available right outside. Clients can call in any time and speak to one of the helpful staff in Spanish, English, German, Italian or French! We also believe that paper advertising is as important as that on the internet. We currently include 20 properties every month in a double page advertisement in the Grapevine magazine and 20 properties every two months in a double page advertisement in the Streetwise House and Home magazine. At Sunset Properties Spain we offer a friendly, reliable and professional service. If you would like us to sell your property for you using all of the above means of advertising, please contact Denise to make an appointment either by telephone on 618 295 063 or by email info@sunsetproperties-spain.com

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ASESORÍA ALJARIFE Notarial Title deeds, Wills, Catastral Corrections, etc. General Administration

More than 20 years ago Asesoría Aljarife opened its’ doors to the public. Since then, hundreds of companies and individuals in the Axarquia region and from the Malaga See Map Province have left in our hands the Spot 22 responsibility to advise them to get the best possible results for their businesses.

Transfers of vehicles, driving licences, matriculations, etc.) Tax declarations Creation of businesses Accounts General insurances (house, car, health, etc) We speak Spanish, English, German, Finnish, French, Italian

We are a group of highly qualified professionals that work for you. Economists and administrators with a wealth of experience that are at your disposal any time in order to make your life easier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

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

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Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena

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Every Thursday Indian Curry Night Reservations Recommended We also organize events, birthdays, private parties etc at Casa Rural La Arrijana in Sayalonga. We will keep you informed for the next events. Rooms Available

We sell Indian & Moroccan products for the home. Also Lamps, rugs, lights, Budda’s etc Large Variety of loose tea available Homemade cakes & deserts Reservations call 951 70 76 38 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta

Your Local Health Partner

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

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

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Torrox Costa

Family Doctor Pediatrician Psychologist English Dentist (Free Check Up / 2nd opinion) Physiotherapy Acupuncture Specialists Centro International Bloque 86

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T. 952 530 908 clinicaeuropatorroxcosta@gmail.com WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH - WE SPEAK ENGLISH - ON PARLE FRANCAIS

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The Spanish Coffee Break Feelings & emotions angry anxious ashamed bored busy comfortable confused delighted depressed desperate excited frustrated frightened furious happy hurt in love

enfadado ansioso avergonzado aburrido ocupado cómodo confundido encantado deprimido desesperado emocionado frustrado asustado furioso feliz dolido enamorado

jealous nervous overwhelmed patient pleased proud relaxed relieved restless sad satisfied sensitive shy surprised thankful tired uncomfortable

celoso nervioso agobiado paciente contento orgulloso relajado aliviado inquieto triste satisfecho sensible tímido sorprendido agradecido cansado incómodo

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

Feelings & emotions Search Word enfadado ansioso avergonzado aburrido ocupado cómodo confundido encantado deprimido desesperado emocionado frustrado asustado furioso feliz dolido enamorado celoso nervioso agobiado paciente contento

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Translation angry anxious ashamed bored busy comfortable confused delighted depressed desperate excited frustrated frightened furious happy hurt in love jealous nervous overwhelmed patient pleased

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increasing poverty because of the crisis. The country's murder rate in 2013 was 0.6 per 100,000 people, one of the lowest in western Europe. There were 302 murders in the country that year, down from 364 a year earlier. The crime rate per 100,000 people was 46.1, down from 48.0 in 2012 Police received 54,734 complaints related to sexual violence while 86,034 violent robberies were recorded, down 10.94 percent on 2012, according to Spain’s interior ministry Surviving cancer Spain's health system continues to be world-renowned and its organ donor system is generally held up to be the best in the world. Cancer survival rates mirror this trend with the five-year survival after diagnosis for all major types of tumour on the rise, according to a study published in The Lancet. Particularly strong improvements were seen for prostate cancer where the survival rate rose 73.7 percent from 1995 to 1999 tp 87.1 percent for 2005 to 2009. For breast cancer, the survival rate rose from 77.8 percent to 83.7 percent in the periods in question. Equal opportunity A total of 54.1 percent of women in Spain aged over 20 to 64 are working, compared to 64.5 percent of men, 2012 figures from Spain’s national statistics institute show. The biggest divide is in the 55 to 64 age group where 52.4 percent of men are working and 36 percent of women are in employment. Meanwhile 139 of Spain’s 350 MPs are women, or 39.7 percent. In the country senate, the figure is 33.5 percent.

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Falling fertility rates Spain’s fertility rate in 2012 was 1.32, a long way down from 2.20 notched up in 1980 but up from the 2000 figure of 1.23. Spain's first-time mums are also Europe's oldest with women putting off having their first baby until they are 32. While this trend towards having fewer babies is in line with European trends, there have been concerns raised about Spain's ageing population with representatives from the United Nations Children’s Fund warning Spain’s ageing population could cause serious social and economic problems that could damage the pensions and healthcare systems. Youth hardest hit by unemployment At 23.7 percent Spain's unemployment is one of the highest in Europe and consistently rates as one of Spanish citizens' chief preoccupations in the monthly polls carried out by the government research body CIS. While the figure has dropped from the 25.65 percent of mid-2014 it remains a serious problem, and for people under 25, the jobless rate is 52 percent. On top of that, there are 1.79 million families with all working-age members unemployed. Falling wages The economic crisis has hit Spanish workers harder than their counterparts in most other countries. Average salaries have fallen by an average of 2 per cent a year since 2007, more than anywhere else in Europe except Greece.

Spain's total workforce, some 7.7 million people, are so-called 'mileuristas', earning €1,000 a month or less. Rainbow marriages The expense of weddings and changing attitudes to traditional marriage have had an impact on post-crisis Spain. In 2000, the average rate of marriages per year per 1000 inhabitants was 5.4 but that fell to around 3.6 by 2010. The 2013 rate was just 3.3. There were 155,098 couples married in 2013, down 8 per cent on the previous year. Same-sex marriages accounted for 3,102 of those, a slight fall from 2012's 3,834 figure. A total of 30,453 gay and lesbian couples have been married in Spain since it was made legal in 2005. Life on the streets Figures on homelessness are notoriously difficult to obtain but Spain's national statistics institute reports that 22,938 people used the country's homeless hostels and shelters in 2012, the latest year for which numbers are available. Major Spanish charity Caritas, meanwhile, estimates there are over 30,000 people living on the streets in Spain, and highlights that there were 35.908 home evictions in the country from January to July 2013. Some 83 percent of the people evicted did not have another home, Caritas said. Source George Mills, local es

The mean average monthly salary in Spain in 2013 was just €1,324 while 34 per cent of the country's 16,682,861 employees earned the minimum wage of €645. Tax office figures show that almost half of Spain's total workforce, some 7.7 million people, are so-called

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

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Health & Beauty Rebeccah Curtis ITEC AROMATHERAPY REFLEXOLOGY INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE BOWEN TECHNIQUE CHIROPRACTOR BODY MASSAGE MANICURES PEDICURES FACIAL TREATMENTS LASER HAIR REMOVAL

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C/Los Prados, 4.- Torre del Mar

Tel./Fax: 952 541 895 www.idecocina.com

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NEED A NEW KITCHEN? IDEOCOCINA, Torre Del Mar

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

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

TORROX

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

Puente Don Manuel

Five Star Dental Care You Can Trust

We Speak English

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

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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•May 2016 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April

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TAURUS

ou could feel overwhelmed with obligations and commitments to others. There isn't a moment free for yourself, not even for a bathroom break! Something's out of balance. It's time to take charge of your life.

GEMINI

LEO

LIBRA

CANCER

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ou could receive a communication from an old friend that sets you remembering the good old days of your youth. You can't help but look at some of your pivotal decisions and wonder how your life would have been.

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on't be surprised if neighbors come to your door asking for a favor – and not just to borrow a cup of sugar! While your initial response will be to say yes, think twice. This "favor" could involve a major commitment.

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VIRGO

SCORPIO

f you were in the army, you'd be a five-star general by now - your tactical sense is that good. Unfortunately, your office isn't handing out stars. You'll have to be satisfied with a raise/promotion, the least they can offer after all.

SAGITTARIUS

22th November - 21st December

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here will be side trips and detours that you weren't anticipating this month, but they're all the more delightful because of their spontaneity, like the unexpected lunch with a friend. Such stolen moments enrich your life.

AQUARIUS

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s long as you feel appreciated, you're happy to go the extra mile. You can expect to feel loved by those around you. You have a giving nature, and it shows for all to see.

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Y

our talents are startling to mere mortals, yet you rarely take credit for all your abilities. This month you get an opportunity to participate in a project that could make or break your career.

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tay home and cuddle with a loved one on the sofa. Get out your old yearbooks or photo albums and have fun reflecting on good times from your past. Enjoy being quiet and still.

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23rd August - 22th September

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ou're likely to have a compulsion to clean or organize something. This may be rather unlike you. If we didn't know better we'd say that you were feeling a parental urge, and your nesting instinct is kicking in. 23rd October - 21st November

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ay some bills, throw in a few loads of laundry, do some yard work and cooking. Your partner or family will appreciate your efforts. It's even more fun if it isn't expected of you.

CAPRICORN

22th December - 19th January

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PISCES

ou've been working hard lately and deserve the professional acclaim that comes your way, Capricorn. As a result of your efforts, it's likely you've received or will soon receive a bonus, raise, or promotion of some kind.

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uilt can be a powerful motivator, but it isn't a pure one. You could feel obligated to help a family member with something you'd prefer to take no part in.

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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 C贸mpeta Mon-Wed -Fri (Just behind Caf茅 C贸mpeta) 10.00-13.30 &

Tel: 952 516 416

17.00-20.00 .

Tue & Thu 9.30-13.30 .

English, Danish & Spanish

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Sat 10.00 - 14.00

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El Bazar de Competa Perfumery, Herbalist, Cosmetics, Jewellery & Gifts A genuine Garrett high quality North American Vinyl swimming pool liner. Type: 4.4.60. (Width 4.88m X length 7.44m) A replacement liner is quite easy to fit by one person, the liner pictured above was fitted by me without any problems last year. The price requested is 800 Euros which is considerably less than the cost of importing one from America. I live in the U.K but visit Spain several times during the year and can be contacted by text on Mobile number: +447944382109 Home number: +441562 747196 plockwood022@gmail.com

952 516 895 Avenida Constitucion, Local 5, Competa

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Map Michael ’s See Spot 27 Upholstery

11b Calle del Carmen, Competa www.michaelsupholstery.es Tel: 952 55 34 64

Re-upholstery of antique and modern furniture.

10th May We will have a specialist in exotic animals (reptils, rodents, birds...) Call in for more details

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Opening Hours Townhall in Archez, Salon de Plenos Vernissage on the 21st May 2016. 7pm-9pm Exhibition open from 22nd to 27th May 2016 Open hours 10am - 2pm Everyone is welcome

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Mon & Thur: 9:30 - 14:00 & 16:00- 18:00 Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 - 14:00 Sat: 10:00 - 13:00

Pet Grooming Services available Please call for an appointment Tel: 952 55 38 50 URG: 617 00 17 23 Naturvets, Competa To advertise call 637 028 873


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E K O J

'My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.' Dave Barry 'When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did – in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.' Bob Monkhouse 'The quickest way to a man's heart is through his chest.' Roseanne Barr

You know, it's a sad day when your child looks at you and asks: "Daddy, is this organic?" "Organic? I grew up on Angel Delight! We didn't have anything in the house if it wasn't neon!" Dylan Moran ‘Two cannibals were eating a clown – one said to the other, 'Does he taste funny to you?’ Tommy Cooper “Posh hotels have a turn-down service. I had never heard of this and there was a knock at the door and a woman said, ‘I’ve come to turn down your bed.’ To which I said, ‘Well many women have in the past. Why should you be any different?’” Michael McIntyre

Sudoku Answers from Page 72

'One-armed butlers – they can take it but they can’t dish it out.' Tim Vine A few decades ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.' Bill Murray The wife’s mother said: ‘When you’re dead, I’ll dance on your grave.’ I said: ‘Good. I’m being buried at sea.’ Les Dawson 'The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.' Jay Leno

'A man walks into a chemist’s and says, "Can I have a bar of soap, please?" The chemist says, "Do you want it scented?" And the man says, "No, I’ll take it with me now".' Ronnie Barker 'I always take my wife morning tea in my pajamas, but is she grateful? . . . No, she says she'd rather have it in a cup.' Eric Morecambe 'I wish people would stop making fun of fat people – they have enough sh-t on their plates.' Eddie Murphy 'I never got along with my dad. Kids used to come up to me and say, 'My dad can beat up your dad.' I'd say 'Yeah? When?' Bill Hicks

Pub Quiz Answers from Page 70 1. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". 2. Chittagong. 3. Montmerency. 4. King Henry IV 5. [a] "Three Stars" reached no.19, [b] "One,Two,Three", no.16, [c] "Quarter to Three", no.7, [d] "Three Minute Hero", no.16 and [e] "Three Coins in a Fountain", no.5.

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6. Leighton Rees. 7. The Berlin Ring (122m, 196km) 8. YMCA. 9. (Mid and South) Wales. 10. [a] David Herbert, [b] Herbert Ernest, [c] Alan Alexander, [d] John Boynton and [e] Edward Morgan. 11. Mark Walters. 12. Harry Enfield 13. Copper and Tin

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

New Menu

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. Upstair terrace with fantastic views now open for private parties Tues -Sun 9am until close See Map Spot 5

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CAMPO CUTTINGS BY LORRAINE CAVANAGH Burgeoning Buds of May!

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uds are meant to burgeon in May, according to all good literature; here in Andalucía they are much more likely to do it in April. But, either month, it is an absolute delight, that delicious freshness of tiny brilliant green shoots emerging from dead-looking bare wood. The emergence of new life is magical enough to always make us gasp. If you come into the Garden Centre early on spring mornings, you´ll almost certainly catch us oohing and aahing at the latest emergence – even my daughters are good at it now! It becomes a contest to see who has noticed something new; the lime greenness of ginkgo biloba leaves, the shrimp pink buds unfurling on the schotia brachypetala or drunken parrot tree, smoky, sultry leaves on the cotinus, tulips in their candystriped coats, fat rosebuds bursting their jackets and the soft

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sherbet colours of iris blending and mingling under the limpid leaves of quince trees. The evergreens have held sway all winter but now is the time of glory of the deciduous trees and herbaceous perennials. Never will they look so enticing so do take time to wonder at it all. Remember that gardens are places of pleasure – don´t wrap yourself up in so many tasks that you don´t have time to enjoy! Take your early-morning cup of tea out into the garden; you won´t be able to sit still for long, something will catch your eye and lead you down the path of garden delights. Two trees shine out for their freshness in springtime gardens; robinia pseudoacacia, commonly known as the black locust tree, and robinia pseudoacacia 'Casque Rouge'. The genus robinia is named for a Parisian apothecary, Jean Robin, and his son, Vespasien, who worked as Royal gardeners to

Henry IV of France and planted out the garden for the Faculty of Medicine, later the Jardin des Plantes. It is believed that the first planting of robinia in Europe took place there in 1601; it was later introduced to England and one was planted at Kew Gardens in 1762 where it still lives, one of their oldest trees. Robinias are native to southeastern North America where robinia pseudoacacia was particularly valued and became largely used in the colonisation and construction booms of the U.S. Their attributes were seemingly endless! They are quick-growing and undemanding. The durability of their wood made it rot-proof and it was used for wagon wheels, fence posts, structural timbers, flooring and ship building. The flowers are very beautiful and have a wonderful fragrance; bees love them and an excellent honey is obtained. They have spreading aggressive roots that are great for stabilising

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ground; they fix nitrogen and have a sweet liquorice flavour too. The tree is extremely resistant to pollution and, for this reason, was often planted along rail lines and as a street tree. It also makes an excellent slowburning firewood.

– and they become very drought tolerant. Both are resistant to insect attack and disease, really tough beauties!

The black locust can reach 20m high with a trunk girth of 1m, so it´s not for small gardens! Its grey-brown bark is rough, fissured and deeply furrowed – Robinia pseudoacacia 'Casque Rouge very Now it has to be said that robinias attractive. The leaves are pinnate, are not perfect – who wants ferny and very pretty, especially in perfection anyway! Both are springtime, and the pea-like widely grown as ornamentals for flowers are clustered into hanging their graceful habit but they do racemes, dangling prettily rather have their down-sides too! Firstly, like wisteria, and wafting their rich they are fairly spiny – the thorns perfume around during spring and of the black locust were even early summer. Their rich smell is used as a substitute for nails. But so good that they are valued in some class them as invasive and, the perfumery trade and because admittedly, they can be when of their edibility have been used wrongly. They have a popularly nicknamed 'bread and suckering habit that can be a cheese' in Spain. The seed cases problem in conventional are long with 4 to 10 seeds in cultivation; but make use of that each. on rough old ground because they are brilliant at stabilising banks Robinia pseudoacacia 'Casque and loose shale soil. If you want Rouge' is known as the pink to control the suckering, try not to cascade false acacia because of cultivate around it – chopped, its very pretty and abundant deep damaged roots are more likely to rosy pink flowers. It is a quick sucker. Self-seeding can be rather grower too, though slightly smaller prolific too but they are easily at around 15m and a really lovely pulled out whilst young to prevent sight in full bloom. It, too, is easy them developing into a jungle. and tolerant, an excellent choice Never overwater your robinias; it in rougher areas of the garden encourages fast rapid growth, but where it will help avoid soil it will be very weak and thin, erosion. easily snapping and breaking in high winds. Their nature is to be Both types are best in full sun rather brittle branched (like true situations – though some light acacias) but remember that they dappled shade is also acceptable also make excellent firewood!

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Autumnal pruning, especially whilst young, will help to develop a good shape and strengthen weak growths. The robinias are mildly poisonous and the bark of the black locust is particularly poisonous so do take care when pruning. Don´t be put off planting robinias – their prettiness far outweighs their problems and I´m sure we´ve all got land crying out for one or two! We have both in stock at the moment. NB: For those of you who had planned to visit 'The Event Garden Show' in Portugal in June of this year, please note that it has been postponed until Spring 2017 because of bureaucracy problems! 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. Viveros Florena, Crtra. Algarrobo/Cómpeta, km 2, Cómpeta, 29754, Málaga Tel: 689928201 Web: www.viverosflorena.com Email: florenaspain@hotmail.com And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

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Local News Moreno Ferrer has said the show “is a great option to strengthen touristic potential.”

GALERIA LUZ DE LA VIDA Beautiful art exhibition by Saad Ali, Frank Biemans, Paz Sanz and Lieuwke Loth Galeria Luz de la Vida, Calle Laberinto 15, Competa open: Thursday, Friday 11-2 and 58 and Saturday 11-2 www.luzdelavida.es and facebook: galerialuzdelavida

AIRSHOW IN TORRE DEL MAR More than 30 aircraft will participate in a fantastic air show that will hit Torre del Mar in July. The first annual Torre del Mar Air Show will feature the presence of everything from fighter jets like the Eurofighter to the Patrulla Aguila (Eagle Patrol), the aerobatic team of the Spanish Air Force. In addition, there will be various planes from other countries, including France, England, and Italy. On July 29 and 30, attendees will be able to watch the training exercises. The big show take places on July 31. Velez-Malaga Mayor Antonio

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CAMINITO DE REY On 22 April, the Caminito del Rey reopened its gates to the public. The tourist attraction had to be temporarily closed on Monday 28 March, an action the president of the provincial authority, Elías Bemdodo deemed “essential”, but for which he had to issue an apology for not having communicated the closure well enough. Bendodo, accompanied by several provincial representatives and by mayors, from Álora (José Sánchez), Ardales (María del Mar González), Antequerra (Manuel Barón) and Pizarra (Félix Lozano), presented the second stage of the project for the Caminito. Bendodo announced that from the 18th of this month, reservations can be made for tickets allowing access to one of the most famous walkways in the world. “We will be following the same management model as the Alhambra,” he explained. According to sources, visitors will be able to buy tickets - costing 10 euros maximum - on the official web page for the Caminito via secure and immediate payment. The exact price and whether there will be any kind of discount

down to the franchise company, Hermanos Campano - Bobastro 2000. The company will take over management for the next four years, along with bookings, maintenance, ticket sales, safety and security.

NEW ROAD IN VELEZ A €1.8 million, five-month project to build a new approach road to the Hospital Comarcal in VélezMálaga has been licenced by the town hall. The road will run for 800 metres from avenida Juan Carlos I to the roundabout on the tranvía line. The object is to reduce congestion on avenida del Sol and the El Tomillar urbanisation. I CARRERA POPULAR DE MONTAÑA VILLA DE SAYALONGA Sayalonga will be holding an 8.3 kilometers running race on Sunday 8th May. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and there will be prizes for the winners of each age group. The race starts at 11.45am. There will also be a children’s race starting at 10.30am. Entry for adults is 5 Euros and 1 Euro for kids. To register online go to http://tusinscripciones.es/

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COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS Tuesday 3rd May we celebrate the Day of the Cross in Cómpeta. There will be a procession starting in the Plaza del Carmen towards the Cruz (Cruz del Monte) where there will be celebrations! Thursday 26th May Cómpeta celebrates: Día del Señor. The service in Church starts at 11.00h, at 12.00h there will be a procession starting from the square. WATER! The town hall of Cómpeta informs everyone that because of the recent lack of water, due to insufficient rain, the town hall will sanction any unnecessary use of water: -Watering of land, gardens, trees, streets, terraces,… -Use of water for swimming pools, fountains,… -Washing of vehicles and other objects. This means there is only one way water can be used: for human consumption. Thank you everyone for your help and understanding, D. José Luis Torres Gutierrez (Alcalde de Cómpeta)

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CAS SUMMER BALL To mark its 30th anniversary, the Costa Animal Society (CAS) is hosting its Pearl Anniversary Summer Ball on Thursday, June 30, at 7.30pm. The venue will again be the Hotel Rural Almazara, located at the motorway junction on the road between Nerja and Frigiliana. The ticket price of €35 includes canapés with refreshments, a three-course meal plus coffee and an after dinner drink. Live music from the 60s to the 90s will be played by the ever popular Flying Dolphins with dancing until midnight. The theme for this landmark occasion is “Dress To Impress” and early booking is essential with Diana on 679 714 612 or through the CAS Office on 952 523 607.

CAS BBQ Start the summer off early this year with a Costa Animal Society (CAS) barbecue and live music on the roof terrace of Detunda Restaurant in Maro on Sunday, May 29 at 2.00pm. The ticket price of €20 per person will include a main meal, dessert and a half bottle of wine per person. All profits and raffle proceeds will benefit abandoned and abused animals in our area. Places are limited so early booking is essential. Please call Diana ob 679 714 612 or at the CAS Office on 952 523 607.

The Costa Animal Society (CAS) has reignited its stall at Nerja's Sunday Car Boot Market where good quality bric-a-brac and clothing at bargain prices is sold to raise funds for the charity. Look for the CAS sign and giant cat at stall 174 located on the right hand side of the market site on the Almijara II urbanization. CAS FUND RAISING NEWS The Punta Lara Bar is proud to present their next Costa Animal Society (CAS) quiz on Friday, May 20 at 7.30 for 8.00pm. Fire up those grey cells to test your knowledge against Quiz Master Laura's trivial pursuits and you may come ahead in the end. Food and drink is available at the bar and the entrance fee of €3 plus all the raffle proceeds goes toward helping the animals. Please book with Mark at 635 369 673.

COULD YOU HELP CAS? The Costa Animal Society is always in need of more volunteer helpers in a number of areas, so if you have spare time to fill, please make contact! For a noobligation chat, contact Vera on 95 252 9670 for general enquiries. Simone on 619 903 815 can answer queries about airport runs in English or German.

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

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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

Alcaucin

Tel: 952 510 002

Archez

Tel: 952 553 159

Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553 006

Salares

Tel: 952 508 906

Canillas de Aceituno, Tel: 952 518 002

Sayalonga

Tel : 952 552 404

Cómpeta,

Sedella

Tel: 952 508 858

Tel: 952 516 006 952 516 025

Nerja

Tel: 952 523 131

Periana

Tel: 952 536 016

Rio Gordo

Tel: 952 732 154

Sayalonga

Tel: 952 535 021

Salobrena Tel: 958 829 332 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 542 396

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

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

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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 Canillas de Albaida 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 Velez Malaga 952 540 016

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

Telephone Doctors General Enquires Tel: 1004 Speaking Clock Tel : 093 Line Faults Tel: 1002 Directory Enquires Tel: 025

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

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

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

Church Services C贸mpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

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

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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

C贸mpeta & 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 Chili B&B Tel: 656 93 52 50

Airconditioning / Heating

Construction

Glass, lighting & blinds

Home & Away Building & Construction

675615893 / 617865869 homeandawayspain@gmail.com

Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Nick Atkinson Tel: 658 151628 noneedtopaint.com Tel: 640 519 482 Chavos Construction Tel: 952 516 099 Enmanuel Lopez Ruiz Tel: 646 489 543

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

Chica Loca Competa, Malaga Tel: 622 305 532 chicalocacompeta@gmail.com

Drains Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

www.redwell.com

Health & Beauty

Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Centro Mar y Salud

Electricians Tel: 952 96 78 03 www.malagaclima.com

Cooling and Heating Solutions Sales, Service & Installation

Dr. Bernadette Veeger - General Practitioner

Electricians Roger 648 025 901

Mike 606 246 902

Air Con, Solar Systems & Pool Heat Pumps

Joe Jones 655 791167

Tecnicas Maro Tel: 952 52 95 38 Esola Systems Tel: 952 550 323 Klimacentro Tel: 952 540 786

Electrician Tel 951242449

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

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Mob 666707297

www.english-electrician-nerja.com

Food Stores & Shops

General Practitioner Psychology Physiotherapy Osteopathy Massage Acupuncture Gynaecology Neurology Medical Thermography Dermatology Iridology Vitamin & Mineral dificiencies testing Food allergies testing Colontherapy Pedicure Nutritional Coaching Gym classes Mindfulness training Nursing Care Paseo MarĂ­timo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, 952 532 065 / 617 913 196, www.centromarysalud.com info@centromarysalud.com

Clinica Europa Tel: 952 530 908 Ian Pett Dental Care Tel: 691 700 587

Carpenters Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Computers

La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Competa Computers

Furniture Stores

Professional Computer Repairs

Tel:952967803 www.malagaclima.com www.competa-computer.com john@competa-computers.com Tel: 951 067 722 / 617 979 364

Nursing & Care NURSE RGN Acute ILLNESS & ELDERLY CARE www.englishnurse.co.uk Tel 951 242 449

Leon Blanco Tel: 618 226 647


NESS Internet & Telephone

BB4S Tel: 951 239 888

Insurance Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Kitchens

Sunkitchens The Kitchen Professionals

Leisure & Hobbies

Buggy Tours www.buggytours.net Tel: 653 635 180

Competa Hikes Tel: 619 175 Los Caballos del Mosquin Tel: 608658 108 SailandStay.eu Tel: 618 972 139 Chili Leisure Tel: 616 341 709

Mechanics & Recovery

Doors & Wardrobes Raul Chica: 653 634 633 Torre del Mar (Malaga)

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

Language Schools Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

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

Call Paul Tel: 664367511

Tel: 952 507 144 CP Auto Aircon Tel: 649 307 966

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

email: pcandmrogers@gmail.com

Property Management Plumbers & Water Solutions Fontaneria Roman Tel: 952 55 33 69

Home & Away Villa Care & Property Maintenance 675615893 / 617865869 homeandawayspain@gmail.com

House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06 HoneyBee Management Tel: 695 521 350

Inside Out Tel: 634 36 16 11

Real Estate

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

Taurus Real Estate, Tel: 952 53 50 43 Tu Rincon del Sol Tel: 952 51 63 58

Restaurants & Bars El Pilon - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 35 12 Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 - Cómpeta The Pavo Real - Cómpeta/Torrox Rd Tel: 654 86 90 83 The Balcon Hotel - - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 36 62 El Recreo - Cómpeta Tel: 951 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 Cortico - Competa Tel:952 553 647 AliOli - Competa Tel: 952 516 137 Bar Amalia - Archez Tel: 634 302 480


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

Official Manufacturer

Wine / Bodega Solar

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

Solar Sundays Tel: 648 025 901

Mobility

T: (+34) 951 386 706 M: (+34) 658 845 285

Upholstery Michael’s Upholstery Tel: 952 55 34 64

Villa Care

Plants

Mobility Products For Sale or

House Martins

Tel: 95 296 7015 / Mob: 635 445 279

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

www.bluebadgemobility.com

Property Care and Management Services

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

www.bluebadgemobility.com

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965

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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May 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. Please also see the web site for daily activities in the Centre. Monday 2nd May – Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Centre closed for Public Holiday. Tuesday & Wednesday 3rd & 4th May - Coach Excursion to Cordoba Patios. 2 day/ 1 night coach excursion to see the Festival of the Cordoba Patios. Ticket price for a double room 95 Euros per person, single room 115 Euros available at the Centre. This includes the hotel on a bed and breakfast basis, guided tour, coach and insurance. Proceeds for fundraising. Departure times Viñuela (Football Pitch) 7.10am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.35am, Caleta (vets) 7.40am, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 7.50am. Monday 9th May - Quiz Night. Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds to fund raising. Time 18.00pm for 18.30pm. Tuesday 17th May – Photography Club. Please phone Rob Bell for information on where it is taking place Tel: 951066688 or mobile 678204428.Ticket price 4€ per lesson available at the Centre. Thursday 19th May - Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45am, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15am, Caleta (Vets) 7.20am and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30am. Depart Gibraltar 15.00h. Friday 20th May – Taizé Prayer. at the San Andrés Parish Church, Torre del Mar. Time 20.45.

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Friday 27th May - Spring Bazaar. Proceeds for fund raising. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Monday 30th May – German Coffee meetings at 15.00 to 17.00 Finishes for the Summer will restart on Monday September 5th at 15.00. Tuesday 31st May – Photography Club. Please phone Rob Bell for information on where it is taking place Tel: 951066688 or mobile 678204428. Ticket price 4€ per lesson available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards

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EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185.El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11am. Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Midweek activities: Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Pilates - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30pm Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-1.30pm TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Vinuela. The first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our website www.RBLLosromanes.org.uk or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 NERJA BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro, on the third Thursday of each month. Also at Pena Parda Hotel, La Herradura on the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For Al Andalus contact Vera on Tel: 952967200 and for Pena Parda contact Kate on Tel: 958632704. For further information on the branch please contact Dave on 654085811 or visit our websiterblnerja.wordpress.com "

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

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

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

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635

email: clara@taurusrealestate.com

PUENTE DON MANUEL

COMPETA

TORROX

Impressive well maintained villa on a select development with excellent access and stunning views, close to all local amenities. 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan lounge/diner, high quality f/f kitchen and large pool terrace. Must be seen to be appreciated! EPC rating E

Cortijo style country house built in 2004 located in a private commanding position. 2 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open lounge / dining / f/f kitchen with breakfast bar, gas central heating, 3mt x 7mt swimming pool. Only 5km from C贸mpeta, easy access and stunning sea views. EPC rating G

Delightful villa in a very tranquil location with excellent access only 20 minutes drive down the coast and motorway. 2 Double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen, superb shaded terrace, 8mt x 4mt swimming pool and a fantastic plot of approx 2,500m2. Spectacular Awaiting EPC mountain views.

Ref: T927

235,000 euro

Ref: C3430

229,000 euro

220,000 euro

Ref: C3462

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ALGARROBO Lovely country house with breathtaking sea and mountain views, just a short drive from Algarrobo and Sayalonga. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living space, fully fitted kitchen, big utility/storage room, large outside terrace to experience wonderful sunsets. Awaiting EPC Ref: T923

225,000 euro

CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA

COMPETA

Traditional village house with accommodation all on one level. 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, large open plan kitchen/diner, large storeroom (ideal for conversion to a living room). A patio garden (approx. 50m2) with mature lemon trees and lilies. Awaiting EPC

Cosy country villa situated in a very peaceful location with very good access just 10 minutes drive to C贸mpeta village. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan living room, large f/f kitchen/diner and fantastic pool terrace.

Ref: C1291

89,000 euro

Awaiting EPC Ref: C3459

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The Grapevine Magazine May 2016  

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

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