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Editors Note... . Last month Competa had a record amount of visitors to the village not only because of the Easter holidays and processions but also due to the annual Art Walk. In our opinion, the organisers of this event deserve a medal for their hard work and dedication. The white village and local businesses within have a lot to be grateful for as the Artwalk attracts so many more tourists to the area. So a huge heartfelt thank you goes to Lieuwke, Frank, Judith and Martin for all the preparation, organization and their time and all the artists that participated, we sincerely hope this annual tradition will continue for many more years to come. .

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May Weather Days with rainfall: 3 Days Avg Max Temperature: 23.2 c Hours of Sunshine : 9.4 p/day The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

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This month we celebrate Día del Níspero which is undoubtedly the biggest celebration in the village of Sayalonga. Its declared “A Celebration of National Tourist Interest”. This celebration is held each year on the first Sunday of May, in the middle of the harvest when the fruit is ripe and in all its splendor. This important day also includes free tastings of products derived from the fruit, such as medlar jam or medlar liquor, and other typical local products such as wine from the land. The full program can be seen on our face book page Grapevine Magazine Axarquia. .

Don't forget there is a Spring Craft and Food fair on Wednesday 3rd May between 10am and 4pm at Viveros Florena Garden Centre located on the Sayalonga/Competa road. Enjoy and keep reading The Editor

Inside This Month


14 Action 4 Animals Why we focus our work on neutering One female and her babies can theoretically create 67,000 puppies in six years. 26 Trapiche Country Market The weekly market at Los Jardines del Trapiche on Tuesdays


54 Lighthouse A start-up organization run by local people for distressed dogs in Competa. 84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh Snowballs in May

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

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Modern, bright and spacious accommodation, recently renovated townhouse (152 m²) with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 terraces, stunning views, within walking distance of the main square, parking nearby.

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

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Spacious, open plan apartment (180 m²) with 3 beds and 2 en-suite baths + WC. Large terrace and 2nd private terrace off bedroom. Car parking close by and all village amenities within walking distance. ref: t1156 EPC - In process


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Finca in need of complete renovation (104 m²). Possible to renovate to existing foot print. Good road access and wonderful open views. EPC - N/A

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Delightful 4 bed 2 bath villa (114 m²) with open plan living/dining room, kitchen, pool, terrace, car port and superb countryside views.

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

Charming traditional 2 bed 1 bath country house (77 m²) with many attractive rustic features, easy access, terraced gardens, covered terrace, Jacuzzi and roof terrace with lovely countryside views. EPC - In Process ref: v1110

Luxury south facing 5 bed 7 bath villa (607 m²). An exceptional quality property with fabulous master bedroom suite, huge garage with workshop, self-contained guest apartment, garden room, covered terrace, pool area and mature 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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Beautiful rustic style villa (154.80m²) with 3 bed and 2 baths. Located on the edge of the national park, with good road access and stunning mountain, countryside and lake views.

Very spacious 3 bed 3 bath village house (202 m²) with 2 living rooms, separate dining room, large kitchen, 3 double en suite beds, utility room and superb roof terrace with lake and sea views.

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.

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

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Large stunning 2 storey 7 bed 3 bath villa (273 m²) with excellent access, large living/dining room, spectacular tower room, extensive terracing, covered terraces, balcony terraces and magnificent sea views. ref:v1109 EPC - In process

Price reduced!

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Bargain property priced to sell! Traditional 1 bed 1 bath village house (60 m²) in need of complete renovation with 2 reception rooms, kitchen/utility areas and roof terrace. EPC - In Process

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

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

EPC - In Process


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

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


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legislation guaranteeing the rights of the capital’s LGBT community with “fanatical terrorism.”.


NEWS IN SPAIN This Months Update


wo Britons are being held by the Spanish authorities after police discovered a haul of synthetic drugs "80 times stronger than cannabis". The drugs were found hidden inside sacks of socks in Alicante, south-east Spain, The Local reported. It is understood that the drugs were discovered following a major operation launched by Spanish police into drug trafficking at Alicante airport last month. One person was arrested at a bar popular among Britons at El Campello, just outside Alicante. A man was also arrested at Alicante airport, where he was allegedly trying to escape the authorities. The sex of the other person held by the Spanish authorities has not been disclosed. The 12.2kg (26lb) stash is estimated as having a street value of €3.5 million (£3 million). According to the police, the drugs appeared to contain "a strong synthetic cannabinoid" whose effects on the body were "80 times stronger than that of one gram of traditional cannabis". The drug was first dissolved in water, before being sprayed on to a cigarette. The two suspects, aged 36 and 37, are currently in police custody.

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ussian computer programmer has been arrested in Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Madrid said on Sunday. It was unclear why Pyotr Levashov was arrested. The embassy spokesman declined to give details and Spanish police and the interior ministry were not available for comment. RT, the Russian government-backed television channel, reported that Levashov had been arrested under a US international arrest warrant and was suspected of being involved in hacking attacks linked to alleged interference in last year’s US election. Peter Carr, a spokesman for the criminal division of the US justice department, said: “The US case remains under seal, so we have no information to provide at adrid’s Education this time.” Alleged hacker held in Department is to send Prague at center of 'intense' USinspectors to the stateRussia tug of war The criminal subsidized Roman Catholic Juan division is separate from the Pablo II school in the dormitory national security division, which is town of Alcorcón to investigate complaints of sexual discrimination responsible for investigating statesponsored cyber crimes. A justice in relation to the center’s department official said it was a extracurricular activities. There is, for example, a crochet class that is criminal matter without an apparent national security connection. exclusively for girls, while a boysSpanish authorities notified the only visit to soccer side Real Russian embassy of Levashov’s Madrid’s Bernabéu stadium coincided with female pupils visiting arrest on Friday, the embassy spokesman said. a soup kitchen, according to radio station Cadena SER. The school, aking to its tracks last month, part of the Educatio Servanda chain a new ride ride is in the newly of institutions, is one of 18 opened Ferrari Land theme government-subsidized private park – which is itself part of Port schools in the region to keep girls Aventura World, Spain. Those and boys apart. Boys toured Real Madrid’s stadium, while girls visited brave enough to try it will experience a G force of 1.35, giving a soup kitchen. If the inspectors them a brief but intense taste of uncover discrimination in the what it is like to be in a Formula school’s extracurricular activity One car. Red Force, which cost program, the regional government approximately £80m, is, of course, of Madrid could impose penalties, the main attraction in the new said spokesperson Ángel Garrido. theme park, which also includes Carlos Martínez, the school’s director, was fined in December by Formula One racing simulators and an interactive gallery looking at the the regional government for history of Ferrari. sending out a letter containing homophobic references. More specifically, he compared recent



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

Brunch Menu everyday incl Full breakfast Eggs Benedict American Style Pancakes Eggs Royale Bucks Fiz, Bloody Marys etc.

4th May

David Neil with backing band The Jukebox Bandits

Indian Curry Night Every Thursday. Call to reserve a table. Reservations call 951 70 76 38 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta We can be found next to the Car Park

Reservations Recommended

Marco Polo

Calle Jose Antonio 3 Cómpeta

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

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

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


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

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

RESTAURANTE MARIA PROGRAMME May 2017 MENU DEL DIA only for Lunch and just 8€ including one drink (not available on Sundays and Thursdays) SUNDAY LUNCH: Traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (other Dishes are Available), set menu of 3 dishes just 10 euros (no drinks included) and we have also PAELLA from 13:00h SUNDAY 7TH MAY: “DAVID NEIL” – LIVE MUSIC! With backing band JUKEBOX BANDITS Special once only performance From 14.00h. .


FRIDAY 12TH MAY: “FREE SOUL BAND” – LIVE MUSIC! From 19.30h. Buy your Tickets in Advance, 16€ pp NEW things at the Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta: 4 Different Exquisite Tapas for 8€ Hamburgers : Steer meat 250gr / Angus meat 120gr / Vegetarians. OFFERS FOR BREAKFAST : COFFEE + CROISSANT (Ham or Cheese or Jam & Butter) = 3,40€ BACON AND EGGS + TOAST + JUICE = 5 € COFFEE + CHOCOLATE MUFFIN = 2,45€ NATURAL ORANGE JUICE + MIXED SANDWICH = 3,70€ .


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




Ref:399 We speak your language

Cómpeta Ref:440

Newly built country house. Good access. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms. Large terrace

Three bedroom property all on ground floor. Large living room. Parking nearby. Central location.

Country house with good access and privacy. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms. Lounge, dining room, kitchen and sun room. Swimming pool.




Torrox Pueblo Ref: 441

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Located in the middle of the village close to all amenities. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. Balcony

Huge circular house. 6 bedrooms 4 bathrooms. 2 kitchens. Fantastic opportunity Good condition

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ACTION FOR ANIMALS Why We Focus Our Work On Neutering dogs than there are people to adopt them. Some animals in shelters are saved from the streets and cruelty, while some are given up by their owners. Countless others never make it to shelters and suffer without someone to care for them. There are some very worthy he average litter of cats is 1 charities and individuals in Spain who make it their priority to release to 8 babies and 2-3 litters animals from the local pounds and annually. One cat could do their best to place animals in have 100 kittens in her lifetime. loving homes, but the number of However, her entire generation animals in local pounds far exceeds could include 420,00 kittens in the number of willing adopters. This seven years. leaves many loving and healthy animals that must be euthanised as the only humane solution to this In 1997 I worked as a volunteer in an animal shelter in Greece. It was tragic dilemma. The only way to very run down and housed over 400 decrease the number of animals euthanised each year is to dogs and 200 cats. I came to decrease the number of animals realise there had to be a way to that enter the shelters every year. address the problem of stray and Spay and neuter is a proven way to abandoned animals at source and reduce animal overpopulation and thus cut down on the number of is the only humane way to reduce animals in shelters across the the amount of stray and unwanted world. animals that are cruelly abandoned or needlessly destroyed. Spaying I can find no publicly available and neutering prevents thousands figures for Spain, but in the United of animals from being born, only to States the estimate is that 3-4 million healthy, adoptable cats and suffer and struggle to survive on the dogs are put down in shelters each streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanised year. These statistics are in animal shelters for lack of a staggering and wholly loving home Spaying and neutering unacceptable. reduces the number of animals that end up in shelters and prevents All over Spain, shelters are animals from being born overflowing with animals simply accidentally. It's the most effective because there are more cats and


n theory, a female dog can have up to three litters in a year with an average litter size of seven puppies. One female and her babies can theoretically create 67,000 puppies in six years.


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and humane way to save animals lives. And having your pet spayed or neutered ensures that you will not be adding to this tremendous burden. The single most important thing that we can do to save cats and dogs from all the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay and neuter them. Only spaying and neutering can end the overpopulation problem, which is why at Action for Animals we focus on providing free and lowcost neutering for all. To date, we have neutered close to 2000 animals. Please help us to make a difference and continue our vital work. You can support us by donating your unwanted goods to us or by shopping with us at our charity shop. Thank you! Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constituciรณn 59, Cรณmpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday 10.00-13.30 Saturday Telephone 660586040 Follow us on Facebook: Act Follow us on Facebook: Action for Animals (UK/Spain)

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Choose a lighter mascara for the sprint months, too. If you apply mascara, you want to focus on a product that is high in quality. Many people like to use their eyes as the focal point of their face. You can make or break that look using mascara. Go for lighter texture and even a lighter color if possible.

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pring makeup tips are an important part of maintaining healthy skin. Spring is a time for renewal in nature and in your skin. As you look for ways to improve your skin quality during these early months, remember that less is more. Loading your face down with too much makeup will only have it unhealthy and dull looking for the upcoming summer months. There are several things to keep in mind when looking for a few ways

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to update your spring makeup. Start with the right foundation. After the harshness of the winter months, it is important to use a moisturizing foundation or just a bronzing moisturizer for spring. This will help to rehydrate your skin, leaving it supple and beautiful. Try lighter colors and more springtime flare when selecting eye shadows and blushes. You want to use color since it helps to give that all inspiring natural springtime look, but try pastels rather than harsher tones. This will open up your look.

Update your lipstick too! Always use SPF but you may need to using a conditioning lipstick rather than a traditional product. If you are using foundation, be sure it is a lighter color. No one is tan just yet; that is around the corner. Do not overdo it on the tinting in your foundation. The spring months are all about living beautifully and naturally. Go with less makeup and enjoy the feeling of softFind Article, supple skin during this time of the year. Luke Lawreszuk

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Los Romanes

Puente Don Manuel

Puente Don Manuel

Fabulous 3 Bed 2 Bath Villa (100m² built, 1,000m² plot),situated in the village, close to all amenities, 3 bedrooms (master ensuite), a family bathroom, a spacious f/f kitchen and living room with a wood-burner fire place. There are lots of outdoor areas with amazing views of Lake Viñuela. There is also a garage, a BBQ area and sun bathing area next to the swimming pool. Adjacent to the property there is a 400 m² plot which is included in the sale.

Stunning 2 Bed 2 Bath Villa (89m² built, 300m² plot),with 2 storage rooms which can be converted into separate apartment; entrance hall leading to a spacious open plan lounge/dining room, conservatory, f/f kitchen with serving hatch, 2 double beds (master en-suite), family bathroom, private pool, electric gates, car port, sunny & covered terraces at front & back, fabulous views.

Well-presented 2 Bed 1.5 Bath Villa, (135m² built) lovely views. Property is gated and secured, driveway for 2 cars & car port, beautiful private gardens with Jacuzzi in wooden pagoda, terracing all around, double glazed sun room with patio doors into the lounge/dining room, f/f kitchen, utility room, 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes (master has cloak room) & family bathroom.

Sales Price: 199,500€ (GREAT VALUE!)

Sales Price: 179,000€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 165,000€ (NEW!)

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Immaculate 1 Bed Ground Floor Apartment (52m² built), with a modern and airy design, amazing views, walking distance to all local amenities, close to 15m x 5m communal swimming pool. Accommodation comprises double bedroom, family bathroom and a spacious open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. The property also boasts a pretty front patio.

Pretty 4 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse (200m² built), situated in the centre of the village. Accommodation comprises large lounge/dining room, fully-fitted kitchen with breakfast area, 4 double bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The house has beautiful views of the village and surrounding countryside.

2 Storey Village House (54m² built), totally reformed to a high standard close to shops, bars &restaurants & communal outdoor pool. Accommodation comprises 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom, a cosy kitchen and a lounge with a log burning fire with a balcony with fantastic mountain views.

Rental Price: 350€ per month

Rental Price: 550€ per month

Rental Price: 300€ per month

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THOMAS GANT LAW El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 email:

"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 18 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 27 To To advertise advertise call call637 637028 028873 873 The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 2458 To advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 20 The Grapevine The Grapevine 12 The Grapevine The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873

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Originally locally based Michael Cummins has returned to his profession as a landscape photographer in the Peak District of the UK but has left some of his canvases and photographs of local landscapes on display at La Galeria. Joan Saxby a mature UK artist is exhibiting art featuring flowers, river scenes and horses all very colourful. With many Rustic or modern homes having a neutral background the introduction of a splash of colour in a picture or photograph will add vibrancy and significance and provide a cheap and easily varied alternative to repainting.

LA GALERIA Open evening on Friday 5th May from 5pm till 7pm


a Galeria located 3kms from Periana along tarmac roads is holding an open evening on Friday 5th May from 5 pm till 7 pm Spring is here and it is the time of year when thoughts turn to the ever changing palette of colours displayed around us. The beautiful wild flowers in the hedgerows complemented by the light and colours of the landscape provide a hypnotic canvas. This phenomena has bought many artists to the area and was the original inspiration for the creation of La Galeria. Overlooking Lake Vinuela set in manicured landscaped gardens La Galeria provides visitors the ideal haven to relax in tranquility and browse the art and photography on display. Admire the beautiful views from La Galeria's balcony and after taking a glass of cava or light refreshment move inside to view this month's exhibition

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“ A RIOT OF COLOUR” this focuses on art and photographic works depicting light and colour. Wendy and Doug have excelled in obtaining a unique collection of photography and art all featuring vibrant colours. These will enthuse your emotion and allow you to be moved by the energy light and imagination. Nothing surpasses the spectacular local sunrises and sunsets and capturing these, the work of Uwe Meis and Sascha Hojzakowa from Germany never ceases to amaze. Well known local photographer Rob Bell is exhibiting his latest inspirational creations in digital photography ”The Splash”. Steve Godfrey and his Para Glider are a familiar sight to many locals and his interesting and unusual aerial shots of Periana, Lake Vinuela provide an interesting subject

You are able to purchase any of the works on display and if you are in any doubt that it will suit your room, La Galeria will bring it along to your house for you to see it in situ. They do not operate regular hours but a phone call or email will find them ready to welcome you at a time to suit you. La Galeria offers an ever changing variety of Art and Photography from local and international artists. Works from previous exhibitions which are no longer on display are able to be viewed on their Website and can always be recalled for you to view in person. Groups and societies are welcomed to arrange visits or arrange a meeting there and La Galeria will be pleased to provide complimentary refreshments. Visit their website for more details and to receive your own personal invitation and directions. You can register to keep in touch and receive news updates and details of future exhibitions. Tel 618236615 See advert opposite

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Photographic exhibition May 5th - From 5pm to 7pm A trendy, vibrant new gallery exhibiting art and photography for you to enjoy and own. La Galería is the latest of Axarquia’s exclusive Art Galleries, situated in a luxury villa 3 Kms from Periana on tarmac roads. Set amongst landscaped, perfectly manicured gardens with scenic views over Lake Vinuela, La Galeria offers visitors, art lovers and collectors alike the opportunity to browse in tranquility, beautiful creations in oil, watercolour and pastel together with a display of selected limited edition photographic prints. Visitors are able to discover and appreciate aspiring works both traditional and contemporary. They are welcome to relax, have a drink and browse or chat at their leisure without any pressure to buy. Register on our website to receive regular updates including invitations to our open evenings and special events together with directions to find us. Email !Facebook La Galeria Periana Telephone 951 139 153 Ample parking and wheelchair access is available

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See Map Spot 27 Avd. Saylonga 24B, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 516 107 Avd. Constitución, Costezuela Local 1, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 553 589 Plaza de la Constitución 4Bajo Torrox-Pueblo (Málaga) / Tel: 952 538 337 /


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hen a non-resident sells their property in Spain, they are required by Spanish law to pay 3% of the sale price to the Tax Agency. This retention is to cover the tax levy on any profit made by the seller from the time of the purchase of the property to the subsequent sale. 3% of the sale price will be retained by the buyer and will be paid to the Tax Office, as required by law. The buyer has a period of one month from the date of the signing of the deeds in which to make the payment to the Tax Office In cases where a loss, or when no profit has been made in the transaction, the 3% retention may

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be returned. i.e., when the seller does not make a profit from the price at which the property was bought and the one that it sold at, it would then be possible to claim the reimbursement of this retention, as the tax would not apply. Although, if the tax office discovers that there are any personal tax debts in the name of the vendor, then the retention would not be returned until these debts were settled.

complicated, especially when the vendor does not speak Spanish nor have any knowledge of Spanish Legislation, we would strongly recommend putting yourself in the hands of a lawyer to ensure that everything is handled correctly. José Manuel Garzón – Senior Partner.

Do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation appointment by phone: - 952 901 225 or by In order to receive the reimbursement of this retention, it email: would be necessary to provide all the documentation that proves that no profit was made, e.g. the purchase and sale deed, as well See advert opposite as any possible bills or taxes that substantiate any loss. As these procedures can be very

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


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

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

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

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

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Toldos in various designs Roof blinds & structures. Re-covers & repairs

Andy Miller Tel: 62 72 42 977 Email:

Printer Inks Office supplies Electrical goods BBQ's Call Andy Miller - Tel 627242 977

Fruteria Rocio Fresh Fruit, Veg & Herbs Pre/order and reserve your veg at the Trapiche Country market every Tuesday. Tel Antonio y Rocio 603 649229

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

Call 632 826 936 or email Home sitting and pet nails clipping also available

Axarquia Animal Rescue Save a Life Av. de AndalucĂ­a, 147 29740 Torre del Mar MĂĄlaga

SAT.CO ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH FOR 2017 Using linux & Enigma 2 Technology we have created a very easy to use satellite Receiver Digital Recorder. Also it can record & play back subtitles for the hard of hearing. Recording is easy from the 7 day electronic programme guide and it is possible to record five programmes & watch a sixth using BBC/ITV package from Intelsat 907 A single programme can be recorded or a series can be reserved so you never miss an episode of your favourite shows. To know more contact us See us at the Trapiche market

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All Inclusive walking tours and Walking Club

Competa Walking Club A Subscription Based Membership Walking agenda May & June 2017 - May 27th Nerja East Coastal Walk and picnic lunch - June 25th Rio Chillar walk - July 20th Members social event evening with specialist presentations on walking in Axarquia

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

For Full Programme of this tour, and dates for tours 2017& 2018 Next Free Childrens Education Walk May 20th 2017 Wild Orchid Walks Mushroom Walks Medicinal Herb Walks Bird Watching Spanish Language Spanish Cooking - Tel: (+34) 619 175 649 To advertise call 637 028 873

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Restaurante Cantueso

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

Restaurante y Casas Rurales Periana Tel: 699 946 213 e-mail:

See out website for menus, live webcam, videos and directions Blog:

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Congratulations to Jose Maria who was acknowledged by the Competa Town Hall for his great work benefiting the local environment in the area. The below plaque is mounted at the view point on the way to Casa la MIna Mirador de los Arjona.

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Maria Jose is now retired but prior to retirement he was a fantastic guide for the Children's walk run by Competa Hikes which the kids loved and they hope he may well return to guide the next one in May!

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Good quality. Good prices. Free delivery. Restoration & bespoke furniture construction. Avenida de la Constitución 18, COMPETA Open: 10-3 Mon-Fri / Sat 10-2 Tel: 618226647 34 The Grapevine

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

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

Salon Chica Loca Avenida de la Constitucion, 19 29754 COMPETA Tel: +34 606 226 645 email: Open with appointments

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

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he local people of Málaga (the Malagueños) are justifiably proud of their city, but even they will admit that at times, like any city, it can generate a desperate need to escape buildings and encounter nature. True, the proximity of the sea and the city’s many beautiful walks along it are a huge benefit, but what’s less widely known is that Málaga is wellendowed with some beautiful gardens El Parque This is sometimes confused with the adjacent world-famous "Paseo del Parque" which hugs the sea, but this park was created towards the late 19th century and was based upon land reclaimed from the sea. The flora and fauna here are a nature-lover’s delight and you’ll

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see some very exotic specimens. Many of these were imported from faraway lands during the Spanish colonial period, and also later, when Málaga was an extremely important global trading hub. The Jardin de la Catedral A great tradition in Spain, going well back into the mediaeval period, was that cathedrals would have their own gardens, usually just off the cloisters. Málaga is no exception to that, and today these gardens are hugely popular with visitors and locals alike. True, they may not have the size and variety of the “Parque”, but they make up for that in their picturesque surroundings and backdrop. A camera here is an absolute must! El Jardín del Retiro Not many gardens in the world

are classified as a historical monument, but this is one! It’s located in ‘Churriana’, which is a very short distance outside of Málaga city centre. Based upon what was originally (some 350 years ago) a planned estate, these gardens cover no less than 140,000 m²! Not only are they magnificent, but they’re also home to a large variety of animals and fish – over 6,000 in all! Don’t miss ‘El Olmo’, which is a 200-year-old elm tree. Finca de la Concepcion Again just slightly outside of Málaga is this superb garden. It was constructed around a mansion and it comprises not only pools and incredibly beautiful flowers and shrubs, but also a waterfall and some breath-taking views over the city. Look out for the terrapins in the pools! Lisa Jeeves

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Health & Beauty Plaza Almijara no.13 Competa Tel: 952 516 900


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La Esquina Esquina de Miguel de Miguel

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Typical Spanish dishes, Breakfast,tapas & meals Typical meals Quietterrace terrace Free Tapa Tapa with every drink on Saturdays Quiet Free Plaza Plaza Axarquia, Axarquia, We have have traditional battered fish We Cรณmpeta Cรณmpeta & chips, chips, mushy peas & tartar sauce & Tel: Tel: 952 952 51 51 67 67 54 54 40 The Grapevine

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TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant



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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

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

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Competa - €245,000 - V528 Lovely, rustic style villa with 2 bedrooms and plunge pool. Separate 1 bedroom accommodation with own entrance and terrace. Includes motor car.

Rustic Style Villa with Lovely Country Views

Competa - €250,000 - V527 Pretty rustic villa in popular area close to Competa. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pool and well kept, mature gardens. Must be seen to appreciate.

We have a serious client urgently looking for a villa with separate accommodation for holiday rental. Please contact us if you have such a property to sell. (+34) 952 553 860 (+34) 620 914 104 or (+34) 628 776 226

important attractions of Jerez. Jerez is also considered as being the ‘’cradles of flamenco’’, so expect to see outstanding performances both in the popular flamenco clubs and in the colored festivals, having the Flamenco Jerez Festival at the top of the list. The Jerez Flamenco Festival features quality flamenco performances and offers various courses taught by the best flamenco instructors, which are made available for everyone and range from a beginner level to expert. There are various locations within the city of Jerez that host the performances, but the most impressive presentations occur at the Villamarta Theatre, Plaza Romero Martinez, and the Palacio de Villavicencio. This event lasts a total of two weeks, from February to March, and attracts some of the most famous Spanish flamenco artists.

JEREZ LA FRONTERA Jerez and the Flamenco Festival


erez la Frontera is a beautiful Spanish city located very close to the picturesque Costa de Luz, a city that attracts millions of visitors from all the corners of the world with its internationally renowned wines, horses, flamenco traditions, lively fiestas and its historical and artistic rich heritages. It even hosts an annual ‘’Grand Prix’’ in the motorcycle Championship, so it is one of those complete destinations where any type of tourist can find something interesting to do. Tourist attractions in Jerez la Frontera The wine tradition is extremely old in Jerez; for more than 2000 years, the city has been

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producing wines exported in the entire world, such as the JerezSherry. The long history is one of the reasons why today Jerez’s bodegas (wine cellars) are proud of great traditions and wonderful attractions for tourists. You can even go on a guided tour that allows you to learn interesting details about their history and the complicated manufacturing process; all these tours end in small fiestas with fine wines tasting, so take them into consideration as entertainment for one of your holiday nights. Jerez is also famous for its horses; the horses breeding tradition started with the Carthusian monks, who were the ones who first bred horses in the area. The military then took over the tradition, leading it to what it is today: one of the most

Sightseeing in Jerez There are numerous sightseeing attractions in location lloret de mar Jerez, but there are a few that you are not allowed to miss. The town walls, for example, were built in the 12th century by the Almohads. The Alcazar is one of the most impressive monuments in Spain; the monument is the former residence of the powerful Muslim rulers. Inside the Alcazar, visit the Villavicencio Palace, a 17th century building displaying a beautiful Baroque architectural style. The Santa Maria Cartuja Monastery is a fine example of Gothic architecture dating back to the time of the Carthusian monks, while the Jerez Cathedral is an exquisite example of a perfect combination of styles: Classic Gothic and Baroque.

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activity, however light, is better for your health than none at all. What counts as vigorousintensity aerobic activity? Vigorous-intensity aerobic activity means you're breathing hard and fast, and your heart rate has gone up quite a bit. If you're working at this level, you won't be able to say more than a few words without pausing for a breath, and you should stop if you feel unwell.



he amount of physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age and level of health. To stay healthy or to improve health, older adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and musclestrengthening activity. Older adults aged 65 or older, who are generally fit and have no health conditions that limit their mobility, should try to be active daily. It's recommended that adults aged 65 or older do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days. Some activity, however light, is better for your health than none at all - you should aim to do something, no matter what your age, weight, health problems or abilities. You should aim to active every day in as many ways as possible, doing a range of physical activities that incorporate fitness, strength, balance and flexibility.

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What counts as moderateintensity aerobic activity? Moderate-intensity aerobic activity means you're working hard enough to raise your heart rate and break a sweat. One way to tell if you're working at a moderate intensity is if you can still talk but you can't sing the words to a song. Examples of activities that require moderate effort for most people include: Walking fast Water aerobics Ballroom and line dancing Riding a bike on level ground or with a few hills Playing doubles tennis Daily activities such as shopping, cooking or housework don't count towards your daily 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity. This is because the effort required isn't hard enough to increase your heart rate. However, it's important to minimise the amount of time you spend sitting watching TV, reading or listening to music. Some

What counts as musclestrengthening activity? Muscle-strengthening exercises are counted in repetitions and sets. A repetition is one complete movement of an activity, like lifting a weight or doing a sit-up. A set is a group of repetitions. For each activity, try to do 8 to 12 repetitions in each set. Try to do at least one set of each musclestrengthening activity. You'll get even more benefits if you do two or three sets. To gain health benefits from muscle-strengthening activities, you should do them to the point where you find it hard to complete another repetition. There are many ways you can strengthen your muscles, whether at home or in the gym. Examples of muscle-strengthening activities include: Carrying or moving heavy loads such as groceries Activities that involve stepping and jumping such as dancing heavy gardening, such as digging or shovelling Exercises that use your body weight for resistance, such as push-ups or sit-ups Yoga Lifting weights. Make a time to do specific strength exercises two or three times a week, and build some of them into your everyday activities.

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

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

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

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La Taberna de Oscar Plaza Pantaleรณn Romero, 2, Cรณmpeta Tel: 952 55 37 22 email:

Exotic ingredients, big flavours, dishes to share. Oscar's offers you a wonderful and varied menu that is unique to Competa. We have wok specialities and many vegetarian options. We also offer Spanish and fusion Mediterranean food as well as a 'Specials Board' that changes daily. Choose from such dishes as our: -Red Tuna with vegetables, soy sauce and fermented beer -Fillet Steak 'Cafe de Paris' New Chef -Rack of Lamb Ton

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3. Restaurante El Pilón 5. Restaurante Casa Paco 6. Sugar & Spice 7. Taurus Real Estate 9. EGO Hair & Beauty 10. Axareducation Language School 11. Hotel Balcon 12. Fontaneria Román 13. Tu Rincon de Sol Estate Agents 14. Restaurante El Cortijo 15. Bar Restuarante Pericos 16. Teteria Hierbabuena 17. Jose Luis Persianas 18. Action For Animals Charity Shop 19. Thomas Gant Law 21. La Taperia 22. Asesoria Aljarife 24. Como Piensos - Pet Food 26. Tin Tin Hair & Beauty 27. Competa Properties 29. La Esquina de Miguel 30. El Bazar de Competa 33. Bar Restaurante El Recreo 37. Naturvets 38. La Gelateria 39. Finca Las Sierras 40. Competa Yoga 42. León Blanco Antigüedades y más 43. Jara Fruteria 45. Chavos Construction 49. Clinica Dental 50. La Taberna de Oscar 51. Salon Chica Loca 53. Marco Polo 54. Competa Homes 56. 57. Restaurante El Pámpano 59. Bistro 6


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LIGHTHOUSE A Beacon of Hope for Abandoned Dogs


IGHTHOUSE is a start-up organization run by local people for distressed dogs in Competa. It specifically aims to offer a First Response to abandoned dogs, and to enable anyone who comes into contact with a stray dog to do something to help it, ie to get the dog off the streets and into sanctuary. Since moving to Competa a few months ago and taking in 'Curley' and her puppies, I have had numerous conversations with people who love dogs and who are appalled by the suffering and distress witnessed in stray dogs in the vicinity. This tells me that there is enormous compassion and love felt for these dogs, but currently these sentiments are not being channeled into action. Thus dogs are often left on the streets, creating mess and ill-feeling, and sinking further and further into a hopeless state of starvation. With the help of dog lovers in Competa, this situation could change. Many people pass by a distressed dog simply because they do not know what to do about it. They may not be able to take it home and there is nowhere else to take it. LIGHTHOUSE seeks to offer an immediate response to these dogs in crisis. We hope to offer sanctuary at three levels: firstly in an initial 48 hour foster home, secondly in a 6 – 8 week foster home and finally in finding a forever home. So how can we do this when the need is so great and already so many caring people are overwhelmed?

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At this point I need to acknowledge the work that is already being done in Competa, by individuals and charitable organisations, involving foster homes and sterilization programs. All this work is commendable and very helpful in tackling the problem, but there is a huge gap in the area of immediate response, which is where LIGHTHOUSE seeks to operate. LIGHTHOUSE is asking people who love dogs to gift that love to LIGHTHOUSE for a certain period of time. Could you offer to take a dog for just 48 hours? LIGHTHOUSE would guarantee not to leave the dog with you for more than the period of time that you have promised your love. We hope to compile a donor list of 48 hour fosterers which could be called upon when a dog is identified in need. Donors would indicate how often they could do this work, starting from as little as just once a year. Forty eight hours would enable LIGHTHOUSE team members to find a 6 – 8 weeks foster home. Presently these are few and far between in Competa, thus many working at the coal face are overwhelmed and at risk of burning out. But it doesn't need to be like this. If you love dogs, could you gift just 48 hours and help a dog? I have also spoken to several people who live in Competa, either full or part time, who are real animal lovers but do not have a dog of their own because they want to retain their independence and freedom to travel. However, fostering a dog could fit around those plans and

also bring a real sense of fulfillment. Could you gift 6 – 8 weeks of your love just once a year? If enough people came forward this would enable us to take in dogs with confidence, knowing that there is always a safe house available. Additionally, and most importantly, it would spread the load, and take pressure off those who are constantly struggling at the coal face. Again, LIGHTHOUSE would guarantee not to leave a dog with you for more time than you have promised your love. You could choose to do a 6 – 8 week foster just once a year or at a certain time of the year, or more than once a year, knowing that you would not be left with a dog that might interfere with any plans you have. Finally, all these dogs will need forever homes. They all deserve to feel secure, to be loved and part of a family of their own. A 6 – 8 week foster gives LIGHTHOUSE team members the time to find the right home for the right dog. Some dogs have been wandering the streets for years and are in very poor physical health. Their need is great, and emotionally they will be scared, frightened, abandoned, desperate. The gift of your love could help them and change their lives forever. However, none of this can happen unless people come forward to offer their help. Without the foster carers, the program cannot start. Please think about it. A little of your love can mean a new life for a dog. For more information or to offer your help, please contact either Mandy Peachey or Lyndsey Phillips. Lyndsey Phillips. Contact details Lyndsey Phillips – tel: 645 11 57 47 email Mandy Peachey email

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amazingly diverse! Barcelona and Benidorm are fantastic, but there's more to explore in Spain! Discover more places to visit, eat and have fun. Knowing more about Spain is knowing more reasons to love it, and the more you love your new country, the more it will feel like home, and you'll feel happier.

LIVE SUCCESSFULLY IN SPAIN 5 Top Tips From Expatriates To Live A Comfortable Life In Spain


pain has got to be the place to be! It's the most popular tourist destination in Europe. The way of life is excellent in Spain, that's why thousands of people move there to study, live or work as well. Even expatriates consider Spain a splendid place to spend their golden years of retirement. Lifestyle in Spain is so rich, along with its culture, history and climate. The standard of living is high and you're guaranteed of a better quality of life. If you're thinking about living in Spain, you primarily have to consider that it's a lot different than visiting there for a holiday. You'll have to deal with culture shock and homesickness for one thing, but you can read this top tips from expatriates who has moved and spent years in the country. Adopt the Spanish timekeeping culture. The Spanish have a very good attitude in life. They basically work to live. They don't spend hours doing pointless jobs. People in Spain get up late and eat late. They make much of their 2-hour lunch break. They constantly party and socialize. Holidays in Spain are longer than anywhere else in the world.

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If you're living in Spain, you'll get the hang of not giving a hoot about sticking to anybody's rules! Local networks of transportation follow a timetable and you're expected to arrive on time for work, but in this country, you'll learn to be less rigid and controlled when it comes to time. Dinner is served onwards from 8-9pm. If you turn up earlier, restaurants won't be open to serve you. Learn how to speak the local language. Learn how to speak Spanish even if you're living in an English-speaking location. Don't be so complacent if you're working in a position where you think you don't need to know about the Spanish language. You'll get far more in your new life in Spain and will gain more acceptance from your peers and local community if you speak their language. You'll need to understand everything from menus to sign posts and politics and popular culture. Settle in completely to your new neighbourhood in Spain by learning how to be fluent in Spanish. Get to know and explore more about your new nation. There are stunning adjectives to describe Spain. It's vast and beautiful and blessed and it's

Get used to the bureaucracy. In Spain, majority of the people are employed by the government. In the public services sector, these people have to prove that they're doing their jobs. Expect therefore tons of bureaucracy and reams of paperwork whenever you need to apply or register for some sort of permit or license. Queuing is the norm here and you'll have to visit and revisit the offices concerned. Be sure to submit your personal details promptly and acknowledge that you'll have to do the same in different kinds of forms. Accept the system so that you'll avoid stress. Join in and blend well in the local way of life. This is the top tip from expatriates who have successfully lived in Spain. Relocating in a new country will have you leaving behind your old network of friends and support system, but integrating fully in your new way of life will have you gaining new friends and quickly rebuilding your support system. Walter H Menuet Spain Uncut Videos impart the way to move to Spain, to work and live peacefully and comfortably. Thinking of visiting Spain as a short or long term visit implies you should be 100% sure of your move and this can be ensured with Spain Uncut Videos. Article Source: Walter_H_Menuet/1833556

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ow spring is within reach and people are more encouraged to tend to their gardens. Eva from Los Caballos Del Mosquin would like to let people know that now is a great

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opportunity for people to come and collect the horse manure at Los Caballos Del Mosquin for free. Horse manure makes a suitable and inexpensive fertilizer for plants. Horse manure can give new plants a jump start while providing essential nutrients for continual

growth. It contains adequate amounts of organic matter and can be applied in various ways. It's also slightly higher in nutritional value than cow or steer manure. Please call for appointment 608 658 108.

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heat disorders, such as stroke and high blood pressure. This is beside the point whether you are part of a high-risk group or not. If you are in your 20s, binging on wine can result in osteoporosis down the road. Moreover, drinking too much of wine can cause a negative impact on your brain. As a matter of fact, it can cause a lot of health problems, such as liver diseases, impaired libido, nerve damage, muscle damage and menstrual problems.

IS WINE GOOD FOR YOU? It must be !


ou should not binge on wine. In other words, if you take one or two units of wine on a daily basis, it may give some benefits for your cardiac health. Some people say that red wine is more beneficial than other types of wines. However, this is a controversial topic. Let's look at some facts and find out if wine is good for you. Facts and fallacies Whether you are a man or woman, we suggest that you drink 14 units per week, not more than that. It's a good idea to spread the drinks over a period of 3 days. So, before you get rid of your wine collection, know that wine, especially the red wine, offers some antioxidants like resveratrol and quercetin. These antioxidants help you prevent certain diseases. The benefits of Red Wine

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According to scientists, red wines feature lots of antioxidants and polyphenols. Generally, the darker the liquid, the higher the number of antioxidants. According to a test, the cabernet sauvignon grapes found to have lots of polyphenols. A professor suggested that the other varieties of red grape had lots of antioxidants, such as petit syrah, syrah, zinfandel and merlot, just to name a few. Aside from this, research studies discovered that white wine also offers some health benefits. Binge drinking Alcohol Concerns states that 9 million residents of England consume too much wine. Apart from disturbing your sleep, effecting your judgment and interacting with the meds, higher level of wine consumption can hamper the absorption of nutrients, such as folate. As a result, you are at a higher risk of

In the UK, around 4% of cancer patients get the disease due to drinking too much alcohol. This suggests that people who have a habit of drinking 4 or more units of wine are more prone to mouth, oesophagus, and larynx cancer. However, a doctor at the Danish National Health Institute says that people who drink a moderate amount of wine are less likely to get cancer or coronary diseases. The takeaway Based on the research studies and the opinions of doctors, it's safe to say that wine does offer some health benefits. However, taking too much of it on a routine basis is not a good idea. As a matter of fact, consuming an excessive amount of alcohol on a daily basis can get you in serious trouble. In other words, you may have a lot of health problems, such as cancer. Therefore, you may not want to consume lots of wine on a regular basis. By Shalini Madhav Have you been looking for quality wines? If so, we suggest that you check out Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Article Source:

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PREPARATION Active 35 m Ready In 35 m Place chicken between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even thickness, about ½ inch. Season both sides of the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt. Place ¼ cup flour in a shallow glass baking dish and dredge the chicken in it. Discard the excess flour. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring constantly and scraping up any browned bits, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon flour; stir to coat. Add wine, broth and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt; bring to a boil, stirring often.



ere's a sauce so delicious, it's missing only one thing: a little crunchy bread to dip in it. Make It a Meal: Serve with steamed asparagus or cauliflower, mashed potatoes or orzo pasta, and a glass of Vinho Verde. INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (about 1 pound), trimmed of fat1 teaspoon kosher

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salt, divided ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon allpurpose flour, divided3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 large shallots, finely chopped½ cup dry white wine 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth ⅓ cup reduced-fat sour cream1 tablespoon Dijon mustard½ cup chopped chives, (about 1 bunch)

Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until heated through and no longer pink in the center, about 6 minutes. Stir in sour cream and mustard until smooth; turn the chicken to coat with the sauce. Stir in chives and serve immediately. Nutrition information Serving size: 3 oz. chicken breast & ½ cup sauce Per serving: 257 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 47 mcg folate; 70 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 500 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 46 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 634 mg sodium; 390 mg potassium Carbohydrate Servings: 1 Exchanges: ½ starch, 4 lean meat, 1 fat

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Beautiful finca with panoramic views to the mountains in Torrox. The excellent accommodation offers a spacious living room with fireplace and dining room, nice kitchen and a storage room. Also features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en Suite). The outside area has a beautiful private garden with a barbecue place and has terraces and private pool. The estate has a private parking and is furnished.

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t Sunset Properties Spain we have a wealth of knowledge and experience relating to property documentation. It's essential, particularly if you want to sell your property, that any issues relating to your Escritura, Catastro, IBI and utility bills are resolved as soon as possible.

certificate from your Town Hall as part of the process to 'legalise' all country properties thereby ensuring that records kept by Town Halls match what's actually physically on the ground. Anything you've added (including pergolas) must have been in situ for more than 6 years for the certificate to be issued.

The Escritura (Title Deed) states who owns the property and gives a description of the property. If you've added anything new such as a pool, bedroom or garage your Escritura must be updated to include these.

The Catastro is a comprehensive register of all land and real estate in Spain and the information held is frequently inaccurate. The Catastro can easily be amended by having a topographic survey of your land undertaken by a surveyor. Your AsesorĂ­a or lawyer then needs to arrange for the Catastro office to make the relevant changes.

This is a straightforward process if you have the necessary building licences for the work. If you don't and the pool, room or building has been in situ for more than 6 years then it's possible to update your Escritura using a certificate of antiquity which requires the services of an architect and an AsesorĂ­a or lawyer. Additionally for rural properties you'll also have to obtain a DAFO

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IBI (Council Tax) The IBI bill must be in your name (and not that of the previous owner). Even if you've been paying the IBI directly from your bank account it doesn't matter, the bill itself must be in your name so that it can then be changed to that of the new owner.

Electricity Similarly, the electricity bill also needs to be in your name to ensure an uncomplicated transfer of the contract to the new owners. Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) All home owners who have a house for sale must obtain an EPC for their property. Energy ratings have to be displayed alongside the details advertised by your estate agent and when sold, the Notary will need the original certificate and proof of registration. The law applies to Spain in exactly the same way as it does to all other EU member states. Contact us We cannot stress enough the importance of having all documentation relating to your property both correct and up-todate. We're are here to help you and we offer a friendly, reliable and professional service so please contact Denise either by telephone 618 295 063 or email

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against toothbrush abrasion." 3.) Cold weather increases your chance of catching a cold. It seems to make sense, but it's not true. There is no proof colder temperatures increase your chances of catching a cold, according to Instead, research shows the spike in colds during the winter months is actually due to people spending more time indoors, around one another, making it easier for the cold to spread from one person to the next. 4.) Reading in poor lighting is bad for your eyes. While it certainly makes it more difficult to focus on what you're reading, there is no evidence that reading under such conditions will cause any permanent structural or long-term damage to your eyes according to WebMD.

5 HEALTH 'FACTS' THAT ARE ACTUALLY MYTHS There are some that don't hold up to further examination.


et eight hours of sleep at night, eat your vegetables, and an apple a day keeps the doctor away - these are all common health sayings you've heard and probably believe to be true. While commonly told health myths may have some truth to them, there are some that don't hold up to further examination. 1.) Starve a cold and feed a fever. This one has been told for years, though most people can't remember which one you starve and which you feed. However, according to WebMD, the best advice is to starve neither. You'll recover from the flu or a cold more quickly with a healthy, balanced diet, so eat sensibly and you'll be yourself again in no time.

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2.) Small and soft toothbrushes make for an ineffective clean. This one isn't true. The American Dental Association actually recommends using a small brush head with soft bristles. Using a brush like Oral-B's new Compact Clean provides a small brush head that can get to those hardto-reach places and provide a precise clean. Because of its unique ultra-dense feathered bristles which offer multiple cleaning tips per filament, Compact Clean will also gently remove plaque in a comfortable, effective way. "As a hygienist, one of the biggest obstacles my patients face is finding the balance between using a brush that is soft enough and achieving an effective clean," says Andrew Johnston, RDH. "Compact Clean's design allows you to remove plaque while keeping your teeth and gums safe

5.) An aerobic workout will significantly boost your metabolism all day long. Nope, but you will enjoy a nice boost while you're actually doing the workout along with a small boost throughout the day, though only about 20 extra calories according to WebMD. If you want improved all day benefits, strength training is actually the better way to go because it conditions your body to burn calories more efficiently. So the next time you're tempted to starve your cold, or only read a book with lights blazing, remember that these five commonly held health myths are now debunked! To learn more about how Compact Clean can lead to powerful results, visit

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8 HOTTEST NEW DEVICES FOR 2017 The latest technology


hen it comes to the latest technology, you can never have too many options. And for tech lovers, there is nothing like the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which takes place Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas. CES delivered an exciting look at the newest Windows 10 devices that will make your life easier by having a battery life long enough to last through a 15-hour flight, allowing you to log into your computer with just your face - no need to remember a password and much more. Featuring experiences such as Windows Hello, touch, Windows Ink, Cortana and Continuum, these devices will command attention this year. From PCs to all-in-ones, gaming solutions and portable devices, here are some of the most amazing unveilings from CES 2017 sure to enable the creator in everyone. 1. Dell Canvas. Channeling the innovative possibilities of Windows 10 and the upcoming Creators Update into a new category of smart workspace technology, the Dell Canvas expands productivity allowing you to create, communicate and express your ideas as naturally as you do with pen and paper. Through the use of touch, digital pen and totems, you can turn drawings into part of the digital workflow with Windows Ink or mark up webpages in Microsoft Edge. Powered by virtually any Windows 10 PC, this device plugs seamlessly into software solutions from many partners to unleash the creative genius in everyone.

2. Samsung Notebook Odyssey. Built specifically for intense and casual gamers alike, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey features advanced technology, such as the HexaFlow Vent, an advanced cooling and ventilation system allowing the device to remain cool at all times. For optimal gameplay, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey is equipped with an intelligent and robust processer. Powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, both models of the Samsung Notebook Odyssey offer lightning fast performance with premium graphic technologies. 3. LG Gram. Weighing in at only 2 pounds and featuring a 60W battery - the highest capacity in the industry to-date - for a long battery life between charges, the LG Gram has a near edgeless touch screen and is built to deliver superior portability. Complete with a built-in fingerprint scanner that unlocks Windows Hello, the LG Gram promises to be this year's hot travel companion. 4. HP Spectre x360. The second generation of HP's 15.6-inch revolutionary x360 is the most powerful in the Spectre profile and can be pre-ordered today. Its bigger battery allows for up to 12 hours while powering a microedge 4K display and featuring the latest Intel processors, high performance NVIDIA GeForce 940MX discrete graphics. It also offers fast and secure login with Windows Hello and a nearly borderless display with two new front-facing speakers to round out the user experience. 5. Lenovo ThinkPad XI Yoga.

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The latest ThinkPad X1 Yoga is flawlessly flexible and adapts to your needs offering true multimode capability that delivers stunning colors and absolute blacks. The only 14-inch notebook with an OLED display option, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga also comes with a redesigned rechargeable pen and improved "rise and fall" keyboard. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga will be available in February. 6. Toshiba Portégé X20W. A premium 2-in-1 convertible PC running Windows 10 Pro with a 360-degree dual-action hinge allow you to use the Portégé as a notebook or digital inking tablet. And with a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, the Portégé packs plenty of power into its thin, 2.5-pound frame that includes a 16-hour battery. The preconfigured Portégé X20W will be available soon in Slate Gray. 7. Acer Aspire VX 15. With its crisp videos, smooth games and clear audio, the Aspire will be hot throughout 2017. Available in January, the Aspire is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS screen and dual fans to keep it running at optimal temperature, no matter how much you push it during a gaming session.

8. MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro Gaming Laptop. Created with the gamer in mind, the MSI GS63VR delivers a faster and smoother VR experience and is part of the latest lineup of MSI gaming devices powered by Windows 10. Thanks to the new 7th Generation Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti & GTX1050 gaming graphics cards. Enhanced audio makes the GS63VR ready to support the finest audio quality through SABRE HiFi DAC delivered straight to high-end headsets. These are just a few of the hottest devices shown for the first time at CES this year.

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More than 20 years ago Asesoría Aljarife opened its’ doors to the public. Since then, hundreds of companies and individuals in the Axarquia region and from the Malaga Province have left in our hands the responsibility to advise them to get the best possible results for their businesses. We are a group of highly qualified professionals that work for you. Economists and administrators with a wealth of experience that are at your disposal any time in order to make your life easier. ASESORÍA ALJARIFE C/ San Antonio, 8 - 1º 29754 CÓMPETA Málaga Teléfono:(34) 952 51 66 00 Fax: (34) 952 51 67 29

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Located next to the Town Hall in Competa

Antonio and Belen welcome you to their Bar and Restaurant

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

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

Fri 12th May BBQ & Live music by Andy Time For reservations Call Rafa

Pavo Real

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

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

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1. Twelve (5) 4. Hoard (5) 7. Unaware (9) 8. Gape (4) 10. Wore away (6) 12. Birds of prey (6) 13. Notion (4) 16. Large spider (9) 18. The lowest point of anything (5) 19. Implied (5)

1. Journal (5) 2. Menagerie (3) 3. World's longest river (4) 4. Secret or hidden (6) 5. Bustling (7) 6. Abated (5) 9. Placed a bet (7) 11. Thinner (6) 12. Consumed (5) 14. Proficient (5) 15. Female relative (4) 17. Part of a circle (3) Solution on page 82

1. Name the five European Union countries with a vertical tri-colour flag. One point for each correct answer. 2. The name of Barbie's best friend, introduced in 1963, is also that of an annoying animal that can bite. Who is Barbie's best friend since 1963? 3. The word for which festive occasion actually means "the putting away of flesh"? 4. In which war did Mohandas K. Gandhi serve in the British Ambulance Corps? 5. Cyan, as in cyanide, is the Greek root for which colour? 6. Tandoori chicken is popular with many Indian food lovers. What is a 'tandoor'? 7. Which man, with a title that means 'Ocean teacher', won the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize? 8. Name the film in which Brad Pitt plays the following characters. One point for each correct answer. a. Heinrich Harrer

b. Louis de Pointe du Lac c. Achilles d. Lt. Aldo Raine 9. The aerial bombardment of which German city is described in Kurt Vonnegut's novel SlaughterhouseFive? 10. In some South American countries 'Portunol' is a mixture of what? See page 82 for answers

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Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

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

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

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Saturday 6th May

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David Neil with backing band The Jukebox Bandits

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

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

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

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

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

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

Avd. Andalucía 65-A 29740 Torre del Mar Málaga Tel. 952 54 51 05 72 The Grapevine

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

Mov: 617 066 855

email: elcortjocompeta.

El unico restaurante en Competa

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

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

! !

12th May Flamenco from 9.00pm Every ursday is Fish Night with a variety of fish and shellfish

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

Best views to the coast

Carta completa Vegana y Vegetariana Full Vegan and Vegetarian menu! Abiertos 13,14 de Abril todo el dia Open 13th & 14th April all day

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

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

Level: Easy

Level: Intermediate

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

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

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

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


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



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

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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

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•MAY 2017 Horoscopes• ARIES TAURUS s L 20th March - 19th April

tress is at a minimum. You're likely to be getting along very well with your group, even the more difficult among them. As a result, you will probably accomplish a lot more together than usual.


ove and romance are apt to be among your top priorities. Someone from far away might have captured your heart. You could be looking forward to getting together perhaps to attend a concert or sporting event.








our imagination is flying high Whatever challenges come up, you will find ingenious solutions to them. Love matters and the creative arts could come to the forefront. This is definitely a good month.


22th November - 21st December


his month you could surprise a close friend or lover with a gift, There may be no special occasion. You may have seen something in the store that you knew he or she would like or mentioned wanting.



ou should feel especially loving now especially toward that special someone. You might want to schedule an intimate evening, perhaps at a favourite restaurant.

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23rd August - 22th September


he visual arts should be of special interest to you.. Perhaps an exhibition by a favourite artist is opening, or maybe you've decided to try drawing or painting. A friend or lover could join you in such activities.

ou might want to repaint, put up new plants or pictures, or do anything else that makes the place seem a little more dressed up. This isn't just fun. Both the process of doing it and the end result should lift your mood.



he desire to write your thoughts on a subject you've been either thinking about or possibly even researching could arise. Try your hand at a magazine article on this or any subject, this is the time to get started.

member of your household who's recovering from an illness could express appreciation for all your help. This might come as a surprise because serving your friends is second nature to you.

23rd October - 21st November


phone call could come from a friend bringing great news. This could involve the success of a project of some kind that you've both been involved with. The news should definitely be significant enough to merit a celebration


22th December - 19th January


place far away that you haven't visited for a while yet long to see again could be on your mind. You might toy with the idea of going there, but you aren't really sure if you can. What's the plane fare?



rganized parties, impromptu get-togethers, or other social events should be enjoyable. You will feel a strong sense of belonging to a family or community and a rush of affection for everyone.

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

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

Tel: 952 516 416 English, Danish & Spanish

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

Sat 10.00 - 14.00

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Q: Why did the leprechaun wear two condoms? A: To be sure, to be sure My new thesaurus is terrible. It's also terrible. Q. How much room is needed for fungi to grow? A. As mushroom as possible

A man walks into doctor's office."What seems to be the problem?" asks the doc. "It's... um... well... I have five penises," replies the man. "Blimey!" says the doctor, "How do your trousers fit?" "Like a glove." A man flying in a hot air balloon realises he is lost. He reduces his altitude, spots a man in a field down below and shouts, "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?" The man replies, "Yes, you're in a hot air balloon, about 30 feet above this field." "You must be an engineer," says the balloonist. "I am. How did you know?" says the man. "Everything you told me is technically correct, but it's of no use to anyone." The man below says, "You must be in management." "I am. But how did you know?" says the balloonist. "You don't know where you are, or where you're going, but you expect me to be able to help.

Sudoku Answers from Page 74

You're in the same position you were before we met, but now it's my fault." Seventy-year-old George went for his annual check-up. He told the doctor that he felt fine, but often had to go to the bathroom during the night. Then he said: "But you know Doc, I'm blessed. God knows my eyesight is going, so he puts on the light when I pee, and turns it off when I'm done!" A little later in the day, Dr. Smith called George's wife and said: "Your husband's test results were fine, but he said something strange that has been bugging me. He claims that God turns the light on and off for him when uses the bathroom at night."

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they laid down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. "Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see." Watson replied, "I see millions and millions of stars." "What does that tell you?" Watson pondered for a minute. "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies, and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?" Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke. "It tells me that someone has stolen our tent." -

Thelma exclaimed: "That old fool! He's been peeing in the refrigerator again!"

Crossword Answers from Page 70

Pub Quiz (Pg 70) 1. Italy, France, Belgium, Ireland & Romania 2. Midge 3. Carnival (from carnem, 'flesh'; and levare, 'to put away') 4. The Boer War 5. Blue 6. Oven 7. The Dalai Lama 8. a.7 Years in Tibet b. Interview with a Vampire c. Troy d. Inglorious Basterds 9. Dresden 10. The Portugese and Spanish language. (Portunol, from the words Portugese and Espanol)

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Many illnesses can be cured by natural methods. We strongly emphasize the tremendous importance of prevention! (45 years experience)

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Finlandeses en Archez Art Exhibition


Townhall in Archez Salรณn de Plenos Vernissage on the 19th May 2017 7pm-9pm Exibition open from 20th to 21st May 2017 Opening hours 11am -5pm Welcome

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f you love hydrangeas but find them difficult to grow here with their demands for shade and plenty of water, then you're going to love the tropical hydrangea or årbol de las hortensias in Spanish! Dombeya x cayeuxii is also known as the pink snowball bush and it is just as delightful as it sounds. Botanically it is not related to hydrangeas and its cultural requirements are very different –

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full sun or lightly dappled shade, becoming drought resistant with age, not fussy where it plants its feet and it can reach a huge 7m high, though is more often seen at around 5m. Thus it can be grown as a very large specimen shrub or small tree but give it some space and sight it where you can easily admire its immense beauty. If you can hang a hammock under it and gaze up into the dangling pink snowballs, all the better!

Dombeya x cayeuxii indicates that this delight is a hybrid, a cross between dombeya wallichii and dombeya burgessiae. D. wallichii is native to East Africa and Madagascar. It flowers there in autumn and winter. D. burgessiae (also known as seminole) is more commonly seen in West and Southern Africa and it's flowers are clustered on the branches, looking upwards, very prettily but without the appeal of the dangling

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snowballs of d. wallichii and d. x cayeuxii. These two are often confused because there is not much difference between them, the main variation being in the large, toothed, velvety leaves; 3-lobed in d. x cayeuxii and more heart-shaped in d. wallichii. The showy clusters of dangling flowers, 10 to 15cm across, look like pom-poms of tiny rosebuds and are exquisitely sweetly-scented. It's the scent that you will first notice and then the beauty of the plant. In sheltered coastal areas it will flower during autumn and winter; here in the hills, flowering will probably start around April, but it is variable. When the flowers fade, they don´t fall off but slowly fade and dry to a parchment-like colour – rather as hydrangeas do – so the season of interest is long and the large leaves are good-looking in their own right. Remember that it is a semi-tropical so it does not like temperatures much below zero. Strictly an evergreen, in cold conditions the leaves turn bronze and can fall. It may need some protection in cold years. After flowering, you should lightly prune and shape, given that its width can almost match its height. When happy, its growth rate can be quick, so you won't need to wait long for a spectacular effect. In summer keep an eye out for aphids and red spider mite; otherwise this is a really lowmaintenance plant which will produce hundreds of flowers covering the entire plant. These are much loved by butterflies and bees who love their rich nectar.

some 30,000 m2. Nowadays the boundaries have been stretched to encompass 230,000 m2 and there are only 7 permanent gardeners. We have plants of the pink snowball bush available in the Garden Centre and, though young, some are in flower. Don´t forget our Spring Crafts and Food Fair on 3rd. May between 10am and 4pm. Loads of interesting crafts, organic products, food and drink stalls, talks and demos, huge paella, bbq and live music. We will be operating a mini-bus service between Cómpeta and the Garden Centre. Enquire for more details. Come and have a SPRING FLING with us! 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: Email: And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

This lovely thing deserves a special position in your garden – it's a plant not very often seen but always admired. Although it makes a lot of top growth, the root systems are not particularly large or aggressive so it is often planted near buildings, in courtyards etc. It is also possible to grow it in a large pot pruning annually to keep it within scale. It can be propagated from softwood cuttings which take easily and rapidly. The genus dombeya is named after Joseph Dombey, an 18th century botanist, explorer and doctor. The species name is for Henri Cayeaux a little-known plant breeder of the early 20th century. He created over 200 varieties of plants, working particularly with hydrangeas. There are some large examples of this lovely plant in El Jardín de la Concepcion, Málaga though, sadly, the biggest example, well over 100 years old, was toppled by the wind on the eve of King's Day last year. A victim of constant staff cuts there and subsequent lack of maintenance. An interesting fact is that in 1992 there was a permanent staff there of 16 gardeners with occasional help from 20 students at the attached garden school and they maintained

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LUX MUNDI TORRE DEL MAR OPEN DAY Do you know who we are? Do you know where to find us? Do you know what we do? Do you know how we can help you? If the answer is NO to any of these questions then come along to our Open Day on Friday 19th May, 11am – 5pm and we will provide the answers. On the day there will be volunteers representing each of the groups, activities, churches and services that we offer. A chance for an informal chat to find something that may interest you. Also you can learn about the history of Lux Mundi and its founder, the development of the centre here in Torre del Mar. Find out about the charitable work we do and even how you could get involved. Come along and have a coffee in our lovely garden, make some new friends, catch up with old friends, and enjoy the warm welcome Lux Mundi has to offer.

COULD YOU HELP CAS? The Costa Animal Society is always in need of more volunteer helpers in a number of areas, so if

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you have spare time to fill, please make contact! In particular, more fundraisers are needed to work with our team, people are required to help with the feeding of the cats at the numerous feeding stations maintained by CAS, and animal lovers who could undertake a monthly airport run are necessary to take animals being re-homed in northern Europe to catch their flights. In addition, fosterers are always required to take shortterm care of animals until a permanent home can be found for them. Even if you are only here for few months a year, CAS would appreciate your help. For a no-obligation 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.

And despite the tough times, money is still needed to cope with the continuous flow of abandoned dogs and cats requiring help from the Costa Animal Society. If you could donate a little to help the animals, CAS would be most grateful. Bank : Cajamar Account Name : Costa Animal Society Account Number : 3058 0728 03 2720100283 BIC-Swift Code : CCRIES2A IBAN Code : ES91 3058 0728

0327 2010 0283 Keep in touch with the Costa Animal Society through the CAS website(

HIGH RISE BUILDING IN MALAGA In Málaga, opposition to a proposed high rise building that may include a casino is being heard. Opponents say the approximately 443-foot-tall building would transform the city’s image drastically and would overshadow other important buildings. The project, which was endorsed by the city council, is now being criticized for its “unsustainability and visual and environmental impact,” according to G3 Newswire. Qatar-based Al Bidda Group was given permission to build Suites Málaga Port, the name given to the skyscraper hotel last year, on the jetty that outlines the eastern side of what is one of the oldest continuously operated ports in the Mediterranean. The initial endorsement by the city council was for the skyscraper hotel only, but a casino could also reportedly be part of the overall proposal. Suites Málaga Port will reportedly have 352 rooms, parking for 485 vehicles, and feature a casino, spa, luxury shopping center, conference center, and swimming pools. If the project goes to plan, the new hotel will create an estimated 1,300 construction jobs, with 350 additional jobs when it opens in 2020.

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guitars, banjo, mandolin and vocals.

JUKEBOX BANDITS GIGS FOR MAY: Thu 4 May: La Teteria with David Neil, British recording artist, call 951 707638 for a table. Fri 5 May: Plaza Almijara, Competa with David Neil, British recording artist, call Taperia 655 432 659, Pericos 952 553739 or Casa Paco 952 516077

They play an eclectic mix of pop, rock and folk standards from Britain, America, Ireland and Spain. From Dire Straits to The Dubliners, from Manu Chao to Jason Mraz. The music starts mellow (whilst people are eating), gradually picking up the tempo and culminating with the dance set including standards like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”, REM’s “Losing My Religion” and The Mavericks’ “Dance the Night Away”.

Thu 18 May: On the beach at Berebere, Torre del Mar from 1.30 - 5.30, call 615 551000 for a table Fri 19 May: Bar Cerezo, Canillas de Albaida from 8.30pm, call: 952 553 018 or 699 933026 Saturday May 20: Restaurante Maria, Hotel Balcon from 8.00pm. To reserve a table call 952 553662 Sat 3 June: Las Esperillas, Canillas de Albaida, from 9.00pm, call 677 974 410 for a table Jukebox Bandits are: Rod Jones on keyboards, Ian Hayton on acoustic guitar, bass and vocals, Marshall Dixon on drums and percussion and Mitch France on

NEWS FROM THE TOWN HALL OF CÓMPETA Wednesday 3rd of 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! For more information you can contact the Town Hall.

Sat 6 May: El Pampano, Competa with David Neil, British recording artist, call 951 832810 for a table Sun 7 May: On the terrace at Hotel Balcon, Competa from 2.00 5.00pm, call 952 553662 for a table

MÁLAGA CF VS REAL MADRID Málaga CF vs Real Madrid Estadio La Rosaleda, Avda In one of the most anticipated games of the season, Málaga CF face Real Madrid on 21 May. The match will take place at La Rosaleda and is part of day 36 of the Spanish League’s First Division. In the away match, the score was 2-1 to Real Madrid. A match that will definitely be very well attended by fans.

THE ESPETO FESTIVAL The Espeto Festival at the Torremolinos Football Field returns on 13 May. This alternative music festival features a range of styles such as fusion, hip hop, flamenco and other national and international styles. With a strong gastronomic flavour right from the start thanks to the free fresh barbecued sardines on offer and which can continue to be enjoyed at the mass of Food Trucks offering international choices. Also, there is a market with a wide range of second-hand wears and other rarities. Among the listed artists are Miguel Campello, The Toasters, El Kanka, Hablando en plata, Ayaz y Prok, Malaka Youth, Matuja y otras hierbas and la Pompa Jonda.

EMPADRONAMIENTO: Please don´t forget to register at the town hall, even if you don´t live here all year round. Visit Rosalia to inform you, Cómpeta as well as yourself will benefit from a lot of services based on how many people are registered at the town hall! If you need someone to help you translate, please visit our foreigners department every Thursday from 11 – 13H. More information:

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

112 061 080 062

Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

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

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

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

Tourist Information Cómpeta Nerja Sayalonga Torre del Mar

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

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

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

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

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

1004 093 1002 025

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

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

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

Church Services Cรณmpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

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

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Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000


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Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955


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

608 45 42 70

La Herradura

625 233 778

Cรณmpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

National Holidays

January 1st

New Years Day

January 6th

Three Kings Day

February 28th

May 1st

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

English Radio Stations Global Radio

96.5 FM

Andalucia Day May Day

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion


96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception


105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day


104.8 FM

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NESS Insurance

Mechanics & Recovery

Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Tel: 952 507 144


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

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

Language Schools

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

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

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

Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

Property Management Locksmiths LOCKSMITH

House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06

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

Call Paul Tel: 664367511 email:

Real Estate

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

Tel: 952 55 33 69

Mov:689 544 777

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

952 516 633 / 660 743 670

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

Real Estate

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

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurante Cerezo Large Terrace - 952 553 018 Canillas de Albaida (Málaga) C/Estacion 5 -

VENTA EL CURRO Argentinian Grill

ctra.Corumbela s/n Archez (Malaga) Bar-Restaurante

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

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

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


Swimming Pool Heating


Naturevets - Competa Tel: 952 553 850

Tel: 652 970 608

Windows & Doors

Spa’s & Saunas

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

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

Official Manufacturer

Wine / Bodega

Solar T:(+34) 951 386 706 M:(+34) 658 845 285 Tel: 652 970 608

Solar Sundays Tel: 648 025 901


Upholstery Michael’s Upholstery Tel: 952 55 34 64

Villa Care

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

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

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965

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

Property Care and Management Services


VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Yoga Centres Competa Yoga

Clare 0034 634361611 - Rob 0034 670269052 Email

.com Steel Tips Darts . Soft Tip Darts . Flights . Stems . Dartboards . Wallets . Accessories

El Mosquin trekking - working holidays - riding holidays Cรณmpeta Tel: 608 658 108 email:

Horse manure makes a suitable and inexpensive fertilizer for plants. Horse manure can give new plants a jump start while providing essential nutrients for continual growth. It contains adequate amounts of organic matter and can be applied in various ways. It's also slightly higher in nutritional value than cow or steer manure. Please call for appointment 608 658 108.

LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Free Manure For Collection


ow spring is within reach and people are more encouraged to tend to their gardens. Eva from Los Caballos Del

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Mosquin would like to let people know that now is a great opportunity for people to come and collect the horse manure at Los Caballos Del Mosquin for free.

Eva would also like to provide the Grapevine readers with a great tip to help avoid the Processionary Caterpillar reach the ground. That is to attach a soft rubber tube that is cut in half around the pine tree, sealing with silicone and pour diesel in the open tube. Please see the above photo of my invention!

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To advertise call 637 028 873

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

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

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

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635





Spacious modern town house in a fabulous coastal location in Caleta de Vélez. Lounge, luxury kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + WC. Private patio garden. Communal gardens & swimming pool. A short stroll from the beach, marina, golf course and all local amenities. EPC rating G

Lovely villa in Venta Baja with beautiful views & easy access, close to all amenities. Spacious lounge with access to the terrace, f/f kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) and family bathroom. Separate storage/utility room and car port. Must be seen! EPC rating E

Super modern 2 bedroom townhouse in a commanding position at the top of the village with stunning views down to the coast. F/f kitchen, large open plan living area with log burner, 2 balconies, roof terrace and integral garage with WC. Priced to sale! Awaiting EPC

Ref: MS35

220,000 euro

Ref: T930

225,000 euro

Ref: C1170

99,000 euro




Stylish villa with fantastic coastal views. Light open-plan living area with vaulted ceilings, f/f kitchen & dining area, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 3mt x 2mt plunge pool, shaded terraces, BBQ & mature garden with variety of fruit trees. EPC rating E

Spectacular south facing country property situated above the popular village of Sayalonga. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, free form pool, stunning views, integrated basement garage and independent guest studio. 5000m2 of private wooded land and excellent access. EPC rating E

Delightful country villa with excellent concrete access and within walking distance to the villages of Cómpeta and Canillas de Albaida. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), good size living room, swimming pool, store room and covered parking area. EPC rating F

Ref: C3315

249,000 euro

Ref: T969

420,000 euro

Ref: C3461

259,000 euro

The Grapevine Magazine May 2017  

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

The Grapevine Magazine May 2017  

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