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November 2012

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Issue 91

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Property Sales for C贸mpeta & surrounding areas

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Villa with Apartment & Swimming Pool, Frigiliana

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166m² comprising 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Lounge Kitchen Various Terraces 9 x 5m Pool 4,800m² Land

Price: 259,500 Euros SOLE AGENT Villa & Pool, Competa

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Price: 199,000 Euros

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Editors Note... In October the parents-in-law came and stayed for the weekend. I realised I hadn’t seen them since January which was the last time I was back in the UK. We had a lovely weekend. Sometimes it is hard for us to take time off from the magazine but this weekend we made a special effort and we went out for the day in Malaga. Despite light rain and black clouds we walked around the new port area of Malaga, sat and had a couple of beers looking out to sea and then wandered along Calle Larios where we were entertained with street dancers. I would definitely recomend a visit.

Front Cover: Horse and Cart by James Jenkins via email

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On the Sunday we took them out for Sunday lunch which was fab, so a lovely weekend was had by all. The kids loved their grandparents being around and we were sad to see them go. We will be experiencing Christmas here again in Spain for the second time in 9 years so we are fitting in a quick visit back to the UK at the end of November. We are planning a family Christmas day in the UK, then back to Spain for the real thing and then into Kings day in January so the kids really will have it all this year! Inside the magazine this month there is many a reference to Christmas and already we are giving you ideas as to what to do and book over the festive season. Also, don’t forget to look for the wine glass as a Indian meal for two is the prize this month.

November Weather

Enjoy and keep reading (and looking!)

Days with rainfall: 6 Days Avg Max Temperature: 19.5 c Hours of Sunshine : 5.7 p/day

The Editor

The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

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

Inside This Month

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26 Aladdin comes to Competa. The much talked about Charity Panto finally arrives in the mountains!

36 A Place in the Sun. The popular UK Show visits the Inland village of Competa.

46 Water Retentive Products.

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More Campo Cuttings with Lorraine Cavanagh

58 The Story of Dee’s dogs.

DEPOSITO LEGAL: NO. MA-711-2005

A group of local volunteers rescue and save over 70 dogs in one day!

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Play Pens Stairgates Travel Cots Booster Seats

TODO CASA HIRE SERVICES

Child Car Seats Mountain Bikes High Chairs Wheelchairs and much more...

Todo Papel, Avenida de la Constitución, 31, Cómpeta, email: info@todo-todo.co.uk

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CĂ“MPETA EXCLUSIVE! High quality country villa, with separate guest accommodation. Main house 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge with open fire place, underfloor heating, air conditioning, heated private pool, various fruit trees.

Price 395,000 euros REF: ZTM3980

CĂ“MPETA B&B opportunity, total 7 beds, 6 bathrooms, various living/dining rooms, two kitchens roof terraces with dip pool & sea views.

Price: 299.000 euros REF: ZTM3835


CÓMPETA Country villa a short drive from the village. 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, easy to maintain garden. Separate studio apartment. Sold furnished.

Price 235.000 euros REF: ZTM3973

CÓMPETA/TORROX

CÓMPETA

CÓMPETA

Immaculate 4 bed, 2 bath villa with 2 receptions, fully fitted kitchen, garage, pool terrace, lovely garden & stunning sea & mountain views.

Pretty townhouse in superb central position. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 roof terraces.

Very large townhouse with 7 bedrooms, could easily be used as either a B&B or a large family home. It has an abundance of original features and is located very centrally.

Price 310.000 euros

Price 96.000 euros

Price 179.000 euros

REF: ZTM3904

REF: ZTM3923

CÓMPETA

ARCHEZ

Modern 1 bedroom apartment, walking distance, central heating, furnished, rental potential.

Two properties in one. Main house 2/3 bedrooms, central courtyard, Apartment 1 bedroom. 2 roof terraces.

Price 73.000 euros

Price 169.000 euros

REF: ZTM3825

REF: ZTM3867

Property sales: .

www.teamespana.com / www.inland-property.com Nerja, C/Carmen 4 – alongside the church on the balcon tel: (+34) 95 252 7300 mob: (+34) 69 675 4724 fax: (+34) 95 296 6116

REF: ZTM3940

CÓMPETA EXCLUSIVE! Great opportunity!! 200 year old Finca, between Torrox and Cómpeta, sloping plot 18.000m², house 163 m² and garage 50 m². Main house and 2 guesthouses.

Price to sell 235.000 euros REF: ZTM3930


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NEWS IN SPAIN News from the Axarquia

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wo British men have been arrested in Alhaurín de la Torre for transporting more than 640 pills of false and unauthorised Viagra. The man has not been named but the man in control was 47 and had the initials M.M.I. He was travelling with a 46 year companion, also British. The incident was on September 25 in the Avenida Portales de Peñon, when two police were on routine traffic control and decided to stop a vehicle given the suspicious behaviour of the two occupants. After asking for their documents, they were searched, and the police inspected the vehicle where they found a bag on the back seat and another on the floor containing the fake drugs. Some of drugs were in packets called, ‘Private Male Herbal Sex Pill’, and ‘Straight Up Herbal Viagra for Men’.Once the elder man was in the police station and questioned, he said that substances were his, and that he had the intention to sell them. The local police, when they proved that the man had been held on previous police incidents, they passed him on to the Guardia Civil

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he 35 year old gardener who started the fire which swept along the Costa del Sol has been arrested. The fire in Málaga destroyed 8,225 hectares,

7,155 of them forestry, and the man was arrested after an investigation which confirmed that a bonfire of vegetable remains had been carried out on a finca in Coín. Those taking part in the investigation were the Civil Guard’s Service to Protect the Environment, SEPRONA, the BIIF Brigade for the investigation of forest fines, and the Andalucía fire fighting organisation, Infoca.

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he Málaga Hospital, Carlos Haya, has denounced ‘sabotage’ for the dumping of toxic products. The hospital has discovered a possible spill of a toxic irritating element on the nephrology floor. The denuncia has coincided with a strike by workers in the cleaning company, Eurolimp, which is contracted to do the cleaning. They are protesting because of a cut in their wages and imposed longer working hours. They say the stoppage is indefinite. The hospital says that the alleged sabotage has meant having to move six patients to another floor as a precaution. The regional hospital has issued a statement saying they ‘energetically condemn the sabotage of the health centre which offers a public service which cannot be affected by this type of incidents’.

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he MSC luxury cruise liner company will come to Málaga Port 19 times next year, a number lower than the 24 arrivals seen this year, but next year will see bigger boats with more passengers. The company has new liner, MSC Magnifica, which had its first port of call in Málaga. It will be making eight visits to Málaga from November to March, and then the MSC Divina, one of the largest and most modern in the MSC fleet will visit 11 times from March. Local tourism officials are pleased how the Málaga port extension is bringing in more tourists into the city, although many of them take a coach to Granada to see the Alhambra.

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rchitects from Málaga are to design a new city in Russia. With the crisis taking away new building projects in Spain, the architects have started look abroad. Many find work for new homes and buildings in the European Union, but few can be called on to design a whole town.


Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Cómpeta, Villa (V186)

240,000€

Villa with Guest House. Accommodation totalling 3 to 4 dbl bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 living rooms, 2 kitchens, sun room, pool, huge garage, mature gardens, sweeping views.

Archez, Townhouse (T117)

169,000€

A large bright property with 4 bedrooms, all ensuite, possibility to create a fifth suite, sitting room, dining kitchen, 2 store rooms, utility room, large roof terrace with lovely views.

Archez, Townhouse (T106)

125,000€

A totally renovated property providing 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, fitted kitchen, courtyard, good sized roof terrace, centrally located.

Cómpeta, Villa (V269)

265,000€

A well presented property. 3 dbl bedrooms, bathroom, cloakroom, fitted kitchen, spacious living room with fireplace and aircon, very large covered terrace, utility room, pool, gardens.

Cómpeta, Villa (V205)

299,000€

An original Cortijo (farmhouse) with separate guest accommodation. Total of 3 dbl bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, dining room, 2 living rooms, store rooms/workshops, picturesque pool area, several spacious terraces, gardens.

Canillas de Albaida, Villa (V260)

350,000€

A very spacious villa. 4 bedrooms (poss 5), 4 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, sun room, 2 kitchens, huge store room, garage, various terraces, pool, gardens, vines. Very easy to divide as main house and guest house.

www.brogan-properties.eu info@brogan-properties.eu (+34) 620 914 104 (+34) 951 247 103


centres of big cities are largely dominated by cars and scooters. Ahead of a cycling conference being held in Italy this weekend, President Giorgio Napolitano appealed to Italians to "catch up" with other European countries by making their roads more cyclefriendly.

G Weird and Wonderful News From Around the World

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$1bn (£621m) project to build a replica of the Taj Mahal has been unveiled in the Gulf emirate of Dubai.The Taj Arabia complex would be much bigger than the original monument and to include a 300-room hotel, shops and commercial buildings, developer Arun Mehra said it will be ready by 2014 and be known as the "New City of Love". The complex will also house other structures such as the Eiffel Tower, Pyramids and the Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal, which is situated in the northern Indian town of Agra, is a Unesco World Heritage site. It was completed more than 350 years ago by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a shrine for his wife Mumtaz and took more than 20 years to build. The white marble mausoleum, situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, is sometimes known as a teardrop on the cheek of time. The developers say they hope that the Taj Arabia will become a new wedding destination and attract couples to it.

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rance's first lady Valerie Trierweiler has admitted she made a mistake sending tweets aimed against President

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Francois Hollande's former partner. Ms Trierweiler caused controversy when she used Twitter to publicly back an opponent of Segolene Royal in parliamentary elections in June. Ms Royal, the Socialist presidential candidate in 2007, is the mother of Mr Hollande's four children. Ms Trierweiler told a French newspaper she regretted the move. "It was a mistake that I regret. I must have been clumsy because this was badly interpreted," Ms Trierweiler told regional newspaper OuestFrance. "I had not yet realised that I was no longer a simple citizen. It won't happen again.”

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talians bought more bicycles than cars in 2011 for the first time in decades, according to local media reports. Last year some 1.75 million bicycles were sold, about 2,000 more than the number of new cars registered, La Repubblica newspaper reported. It attributed the change to a slump in car sales during the economic crisis and the rising price of petrol, as well as bikes coming back into fashion. Car sales have slumped to the level at which they stood in 1964, it said. Though bicycling has a strong tradition in Italy, the

uns used by US gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who died in a hail of police bullets in 1934, have sold at auction for $504,000 (£300,000). The guns were part of the RR Auction, entitled American Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen, taking place in the US state of New Hampshire on Sunday. Bonnie and Clyde's exploits during the Great Depression earned them a place in American folklore. Al Capone and Baby Face Nelson items are among others up for sale. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow gained notoriety for a string of bank robberies before law enforcement officers ambushed them in Louisiana on 23 May 1934. Items taken from the car in which the couple died, Bonnie Parker's cosmetics case and a host of photographs, were among items up for sale. Parker's Colt Detective Special .38 revolver drew the highest bid, selling for $264,000. Meanwhile Clyde Barrow's 1911 Army Colt .45 pistol went for $240,000. His pocket watch sold for $36,000.

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eekeepers in north eastern France have been alarmed to find their bees producing honey in unnatural shades of green and blue. The beekeepers believe the source of the problem is a biogas plant close to Ribeauville in Alsace.It is thought the bees have been eating the sugary waste from M&Ms, small chocolates in brightly-coloured shells. The plant operator said it regretted the situation and had put in place a procedure to stop it happening again.

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OUT AND ABOUT IN NOVEMBER All Saints Day and more

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ll saints day is a national festival is a time for remembering the dead, and is apt for the time of year. As autumn is when nature dies little by little and prepares for winter. All Saints Day on the 1st of November is traditionally a day where flowers are laid on the graves of dead relatives. There are many traditions connected with this time of year including gastronomic ones which brings us to the festival of the La Castañeda. In times gone by "la castañada" was celebrated after the family evening meal, the dinner would include roasting chestnuts and other goodies in an open hearth which were part of the ancient funeral meals.

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Nowadays the first Castañeros (roasted chestnut sellers ) can be found on many street corners as the weather shows the first signs of the cold winter ahead. Also during the month of November, the village of Baena (Córdoba province) celebrates sessions dedicated to the olive and locally produced olive oil, considered to be one of the world’s finest. Many activities including exhibitions, conferences, tasting sessions, workshops and competitions, as well as music and folklore, complete this renowned event. Every 11 November, the village of Aller (in Moreda, Asturias) celebrates one of the most popular autumn folklore festivals in Asturias. The festival is organised by the San Martín

Humanitarian Association, and begins with the traditional sung mass of San Martín, accompanied by the sound of the typical Asturian bagpipes. Then, the auction known as the puya del ramu begins, where people are invited to bid for emmer bread (so-called because of the flour used to make it) which has been previously blessed in the religious ceremony. Later, there is a parade of floats accompanied by bands of bagpipers, dance groups and the xandas (groups of people who follow the procession behind the floats, usually wearing traditional local dress). The high point of the festivity is the feast of San Martín, which consists of fabada (typical Asturian white bean stew) casadiellas and panchón (typical sweets from Aller).

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FOCUS ON...... BARCELONA A lively and vibrant city

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arcelona is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. It has a huge number of attractions including a city centre which retains its medieval street plan; one of the world's most famous streets, some stunning modernist architecture including several buildings by Gaudi (the Sagrada Familia, the Casa Milà...), Spain's most famous architect; dozens of museums including one dedicated to Picasso, another to Miró and yet another to Barcelona's world famous football club, Barça! Barcelona is almost as lively at night as it is during the day and it has a unique, exciting atmosphere, which provides the visitor with a truly unforgettable experience. There are two major arts festivals during the year, one in the summer (the Grec) and one in the autumn (La Mercé), and there are concerts and shows of different kinds happening all the time. The city enjoys an almost perfect climate making it an ideal place to be at any time of the year. It even has its own 4 kilometers of sandy beaches, which are less than 15 minutes away from the school. La Rambla is the most famous street in Barcelona. The wide boulevard connects the Plaça de Catalunya, a busy square, with the Columbus Monument and the city's waterfront. The Rambla The often crowded street is popular with tourists and locals a

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like. The middle part of the Rambla is pedestrianised and bordered by trees. Kiosks, flower stalls and street artists are in abundance here. Traffic passes on either side of the pedestrian area. The Rambla was originally a small stream flowing just outside the city walls. In the 16th century convents and a university were built along the river. In the 19th century the city wall was torn down and buildings were erected along the now dried up river. The original buildings were demolished but they are remembered in some of the names of the five different parts of the Rambla. Even though it is one continuous street, the Rambla actually consists of five 'ramblas'. That's why the street is also called Las Ramblas (Spanish) or Les Rambles (Catalan). Rambla de Canaletes Plaça de Catalunya The first Rambla, starting from the Plaça de Catalunya, is the Rambla de Canaletes. The name originates from the 19th century Canaleta fountain. The expression 'he drinks water from Canaletes' means that a person comes from Barcelona. And according to local legend, once you drink from the fountain, you will keep coming back to Barcelona. Rambla dels Estudis The second Rambla is the Rambla dels Estudis. It is named after the 16th century university, the Estudis Generals. The building contains the first public clock of the city. Rambla de Sant Josep Plaça de la Boqueria

The next Rambla is the Rambla de Sant Josep, named after a convent which was demolished in the mid 1900s and replaced by the Mercat de la Boqueria, a colorful market place. Since this part of the Rambla has many flower stalls, it is now better known as the Rambla de les Flors, or 'Flower Rambla'. At the end of this part of the Rambla is a small square, the Plaça de la Boqueria. The pavement here features a mosaic by Joan Miró and a nearby shop is decorated with an Art Deco dragon. Rambla dels Caputxins Plaça Reial The fourth Rambla counting towards the Columbus Monument is the Rambla dels Caputxins, yet again named after a now demolished building: a Capuchin monastery. Rambla de Santa Mònica Centre d'Art Santa Mònica The last Rambla is the Rambla de Santa Monica, named after a convent, now converted into a museum, the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica. The rambla leads to a roundabout with a 60m tall column, the Columbus Monument. It was built in 1888 for the Universal Exposition. Rambla de Mar Rambla de Mar If you continue to walk in the direction of the Port Vell a wooden walkway, now known as the Rambla de Mar or Rambla of the Sea, leads you to Maremàgnum, a complex with shops, movie theaters - including an IMAX theater - and a large aquarium. The Rambla de Mar was designed by Viaplana & Piñon, who created a wooden suspension bridge with a wavy pattern, symbolizing the connection of the city with the Mediterranean. For decades, Barcelona had turned its back towards the sea and the extension of the Rambla, completed in 1994, symbolizes Barcelona's renewed opening towards the sea.

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a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes if you want it more saucy) 200ml chicken stock 1 tsp tomato puree 4-5 medium Potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes fresh coriander leaves, to serve Method Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion and curry leaves until the onion is soft and golden brown.

DURBAN CHICKEN CURRY Recipe from Andy Wilkes at Sugar and Spice, more information can be found on their spices website www.ingredient.es

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hen we think of curry we do not automatically think of South Africa. The fact this curry originates from Durban reflects the fact that there are an estimated 1.3 million people of Indian origin living in South Africa, most of who live in and around Durban, which was dubbed 'the largest 'Indian' city outside of India' by The Times of India. This curry is tasty and relatively easy and having made it lots of times I tend to experiment and add different ingredients such as fenugreek to see how it affects the taste. Serves about 4 depending how greedy you are.

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Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil 1 large onion, sliced into rings 1 handful of dried curry leaves 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp finely grated fresh gingerroot 2 tbsp of Patak's curry paste 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground turmeric 1kg skinless chicken breasts cut into strips 3 small Chillies finely chopped (if you prefer a milder curry deseed them) 2 medium Tomatoes chopped (or

Stir in the garlic, ginger, spices and curry paste and cook for a couple of minutes over a low heat constantly stirring. If the ingredients stick to the pan they will come off once you add the stock. Increase the temperature and add the chicken and chillies, stirring well for a few minutes. Add the tomatoes, half the stock and cook for about 10 minutes before adding the tomato puree. Add the potatoes and the remaining stock; cover and simmer for a further 20 to 30 minutes. Adjust the seasoning if necessary and sprinkle with the coriander before serving. Serve with basmati rice and/or naan bread of your choice.

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Win Win Win A meal for two and a bottle of house wine at The Taj Mahal in Torrox Simply find the hidden wine glass within this months magazine. .

To the right, you can see the size of the wine glass that you are looking for.

Actual Size!

To enter send an email to grapevinesales@gmail.com Do not forget to include: Which page the glass is on Your full name, address and your telephone number. In the subject field of the email please write November 2012 COMPETITION The winning entry will be drawn on 20th November 2012 and will be contacted within 2 days. TERMS & CONDITIONS This competition is open from the 1st - 20th October 2012. Winners will agree to have their photo’s published in the December 2012 Edition of The Grapevine Magazine. Only one entry per person.

October’s Winner The Grapevine is pleased to announce Maggie Clark from Punta Lara as the winner of the “Find the Wine Glass” competition in the October edition. Maggie wins a meal for two people at THE BOATHOUSE in Nerja

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

Carolyn Cullen, from THE BOATHOUSE drawing the “Find the Wine Glass” winner


TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant

Special Parties - Special Discount

9.95â‚Ź Eat as much as you like (As many starters, main courses and desserts as you want)

which is all freshly cooked to order. You do not have to move from your table as everything is served to you. Torrox Costa (Next to Post Office) Open 12.00-16.00 / 18.00-24.00 Daily Tel: 952 534 972 / 634 051 535 21 The Grapevine

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THE TOWN FRIER The Grapevine talks to Trevor and Eve of The Town Frier, Fish and Chip shop, in Puente Don Manuel.

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revor and Eve aren't new to the hospitality industry having worked in a bar in Algarrobo when they first came out to Spain. However, when they opened up The Town Frier in Puente Don Manuel in June of this year it certainly proved a challenge, a learning curve and long hours. However, they rose to the challenge and are now renowned for their excellent fish and chips and people travel from far to experience their true English fish and chips. Trevor and Eve moved from Southampton to Puente Don Manuel seven years ago. In England they ran a travel company together; they had two coaches and a travel shop. Trevor explained they have always worked together and that he and Eve make a great team. I asked if they ever argued and he said never as they create their own roles within the business and work these well alongside each other. They chose Punte Don Manuel as Trevor's father had a friend in the Trapiche area and they often

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came out to visit him. Eventually they had enough of England and wanted to create a better family life for themselves in Spain. So Trevor, Eve and their two boys moved out to Spain. Initially, Trevor stared working as a Disco DJ and in fact still does this now alongside the Town Frier. They then took on a bar called the Nags head in Algarrobo costa. However the travelling each day down to the coast took its toll so they decided to work closer to home. Eve found work at Arkwrights in Puente don Manuel and Trevor continued to work as a DJ. In June of this year they decided to take over the Town Frier, Fish and Chip shop just down the road from Arkwrights and next door to the English Shop at the Periana crossroads in Puente don Manuel. Initially working out how much fish they need to buy was difficult especially on Fridays! The Friday before I spoke to them they had sold out of absolutely everything, they had que's all day and from

12.00 until 10.000 they only took one half hour break. I asked Trevor if there were any plans for the future. He said they had just introduced different sizes of fish that could be ordered. He explained their only complaint to Date was the portions were too big! So now you can order a large or small portion of each type of fish. Also, due to demand they are will be introducing a new range of traditional English deserts such as spotted dick, Cheesecake and other old favourites. Finally before the winter sets in they are going to create a covered terrace with patio heaters for those that want to eat in or have a drink while they wait for a take away. Trevor and Eve work hard at the fish and chip shop and are have created a viable business in only a few months,. This has been down to hard work and trying different things and listening to their customers. If you haven't tried their fish and chips yet it is worth a special trip to Puente.

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Small cod or haddock & chips 6.50 Large cod or haddock & chips 7.50 Plaice & chips 8.00

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www.sunsetproperties-spain.com :sunsetproperties

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

” Sunset Properties is a proactive and innovative local company. We use the internet as our shop front and advertise extensively. If you would like to find out more we would be very pleased to talk to you by phone, by e-mail or to meet you for an informal chat.”

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Price:199,000 Euros

Traditional Finca!

Fax:(0034) 951 067 711

Price:219,000 Euros

New this Month!

Denise Hill UK 0844 7744860 Price:199,000 Euros

Archez

Competa

Viñuela

Superb 3 bed 2 bath village villa (242 m²) within walking distance of Archez and Canillas de Albaida with excellent access, off road parking, huge garage, spacious accommodation, 2 terraces and mature gardens.

Gorgeous nicely renovated traditional rustic style 3 bed 3 bath country house (99 m²) full of character with spacious accommodation, 2 terraces, pool area and spectacular sea, mountain and countryside views.

Well established beautifully maintained 2 bed 2 bath villa (82 m²) located on a small development with excellent access, good sized living accommodation, separate studio/workshop/office, terraces and mature gardens.

Price Reduction! Price:240,000 Euros

New this Month!

ref: va1-862

ref: vc1-792 Price:159,000 Euros

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Competa

Competa

Stunning property (273m²) consisting of a 1 bed 1 bath villa and a separate 2 bed 1 bath guest house and a huge double garage within walking distance of Competa. An outstanding property with spectacular views, beautiful gardens and excellent rental potential.

Algarobbo

Very spacious beautifully presented 4 bed 1 bath village house (132 m²) with ample parking, large living room, good sized fitted kitchen and south west facing roof terrace with spectacular sea views

Very reasonably priced 3 bed 1 bath village house (43 m²) within easy reach of the coast with spacious living room, fitted kitchen and roof terrace – ideal ‘lock up and leave’ holiday home/rental property.

Stunning Views!

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Price:249,000 Euros

Price:205,000 Euros

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Price:299,000 Euros

Canillas de Albaida

Sedella

Competa

In a stunning and accessible location, this 3 bed, 2 bath villa (138m²) near Canillas de Albaida has been built to a high quality standard and would make a fabulous and comfortable home. The views are panoramic and the Natural Park on ref: vc2-376 the doorstep.

Beautiful immaculately presented 2 bed 2 bath village villa (99 m²) with excellent access, off road parking, fabulous kitchen, large living room, 2 double en suite bedrooms, 2 covered terraces, pool and mature gardens.

Fantastic beautifully renovated traditional rustic style 4 bed 4 bath country house (144 m²) with easy access, large kitchen diner, sun room, 4 double en suite bedrooms, terraces, pool 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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Superb Offer!

Price:209,000 Euros

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Canillas de Albaida

Competa

Torrox

Well designed brand new 3 bed 2 bath modern villa (92 m²) with large living/dining room, open plan kitchen, terrace, including pool (to be constructed), plenty of flat outside space and stunning sea views.

A rustic 3 bed, 2 bath villa (133m²) with absolutely stunning views near Competa. To be sold furnished with a fully fitted kitchen and pool, this beautiful property offers very good value

Delightful well established south facing 3 bed 2 bath country house (142 m²) with easy access, large open plan living area/dining kitchen, sun room, 2nd sitting room, pool, terraces and mature gardens.

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Price:275,000 Euros

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Price Reduced!

Price:185,000 Euros

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Arenas

Puente don Manuel

Competa

Spacious well established 3 bed 3 bath villa (176 m²) with easy access, large living/dining room and open plan kitchen, 2nd kitchen/living room or 4th bedroom, covered terraces and breathtaking sea and coastal views.

Nicely presented spacious 2 storey 4 bed 2 bath villa (131 m²) located on a popular urbanisation with easy access, good sized accommodation, large sun terrace, pool area and superb covered terrace.

Fascinating old traditional rustic style 2 bed 1 bath country house (122 m²) in need of renovation with large open plan living/dining area, separate studio/workshop, courtyard, terrace, roof terrace and mature gardens.

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Price:118,000 Euros

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Price:265,000 Euros

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Salares Charming beautifully renovated rustic style 2 bed, 1 bath village house (94 m²) with en suite cloak/wc, lots of attractive features, spacious living accommodation with clever use of space, garden with terrace and roof terrace.

ref: ts3-849 Great value!

Competa

Price:125,000 Euros

A large village house of 216m² with 5 beds and 2 baths, ideal for conversion into 2 separate apartments or a B & B. From the huge roof terrace there are stunning views of the sea and mountains and the large covered terrace leading from the lounge offers a great place to eat al fresco. ref:tc1-589

Price:125,000 Euros

Canillas de Albaida Spacious 2 bed 1 bath village house (73 m²) with large living room, open plan kitchen, 2 good sized bedrooms, balcony terrace, roof terrace and spectacular village, mountain, countryside and sea views.

Competa Modern well established 3 bed 1 bath villa just a five minute drive from Competa. The perfect holiday home/rental property, this villa has excellent access, attractive pool area, large terrace and superb sea, mountain ref: vc1-615 and countryside views.

Price reduced!

Price:239,000 Euros

ref: tc2-851 Close to village!

Price:349,950 Euros

Competa

Competa

Very attractive modern rustic style 3 bed 2 bath villa (102.99 m²) with good access, spacious living accommodation, superb master bedroom, covered terrace, pool area and stunning views.

A large, immaculately presented 4 bed, 3 bath villa (193.20m²) including a separate guest annex set in attractive, beautifully maintained gardens, pool and close to the village of Competa. With breathtaking views, excellent access and a superb layout, this stunning property would make a fabulous ref: vc1-476 permanent home.

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becoming difficult, as the citizens are revolting; The Sultan has the obligatory Harem, watch out for his two favourite Harem girls, total slappers. As usual, the humour will be ribald with a touch of blue. Sets have been brilliantly conceived by John Plush, so look out for his trademark subliminal symbols in the scenery. All funds raised will be going to local charities, including CARITAS, which will ensure some Christmas cheer for some of the poorest people in our community. The Big Garage, Brogan Properties, El Pilon and Nerja Solutions have sponsored the show and many businesses and local people have been generous in providing raffle prizes and taking adverts in our programme, thanks to them all for their generosity. CAMPO have a further plea for your generosity, on the nights of the Panto we will have a tub near the front door and would ask you to throw in a few coins (notes if you like). We have to buy new scenery screens and we really do not want to reduce the money the charities get so we ask for your help in buying these.

ALADDIN COMES TO COMPETA News from CAMPO

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laddin comes to Competa at The Museo de Artes y Costumbres on November 29th, 30th and December 1st, doors open at 19.30, curtain up at 20.00. The Director this year is Mave Moore, ably supported by Cindy Jones and Tom Sobel. Mave says, “The prospect of directing a show was daunting, but it has been fun and I think I can promise a great night out,

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with a strong cast.� There will be a grand raffle with prizes every night, so take a flutter and maybe you will be lucky! The Panto is set in the state of Messybottamia, where the hapless Aladdin lives and works in the Laundry with his Mum, Widow Twankey. Life at the palace under the Sultan is

El Pilon will be opening at 18.00 on show nights offering a special pre-show menu to Panto goers, reservations will be essential for menu planning and can be booked via the Pilon website or by phone on 952553512. Tickets available from Sugar and Spice, Todo Papel and PR supported by The Grapevine, I say again three great and generous CAMPO supporters, give them your business. Ray Rowden, AKA Widow Twankey, on behalf of CAMPO.

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Restaurante El Pilón C/Laberinto 3, Cómpeta, Malaga (+34) 952 553 512 Open 5 nights a week from 7PM. Open Sundays for lunch from 1:00-3:30 Closed Sunday & Tuesdays Evenings Our Cocktail Lounge Returns November 5th Happy Hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7PM - 8PM

Upcoming Events: Ballet and Opera Evenings return to the Big Screen November 14th La Bohème 7:30 for supper - 9:00 for performance

December 19th Coppélia 7:30 for supper - 9:00 for performance

Christmas Eve: 1pm - 6pm €27.50pp buffet which includes beer & wine Entertainment & Christmas Carols by Geoff Murrell

Christmas Day: 1PM - 4PM Roast Turkey Dinner €25.00 p/person includes 1 bottle of wine per couple (reservations and deposit required) Full a la carte menu also available

New Year’s Eve from 8PM

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€45pp for 3 course meal, a 1/2 bottle of wine pp Cava and party favours at midnight Entertainment by DJ Tom advertise call 637 028 873 Reservations and DepositToRequired


First Glass Curtains First Glass Curtains are official distributors of Glass Curtains. We also do... Aluminium - UPVC Windows & Doors Glass Balustrades e I’ll beat any lik e ot qu Pool Surrounds e lik for by 10% Glass Roofs

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Heater' comes in an elegant and timeless design, and the massive wooden foot gives good stability. Redwell® Infrared Heaters offer the best benefits – for your property, your electricity bill and yourself. .

Reduce your electricity bill with Redwell® heaters! Benefits include: Low consumption (the implemented storage material makes the difference). .

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Protects your property against dampness and mould!

Redwell® presents: "Desk Heater”

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or more than 12 years Redwell® has provided the highest manufactured quality in unique designs. Their wide product range contains a lot of different models. One of the new models for this heating season is the 'Desk Heater'.

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This little heating element uses only 250 Watt and is the ideal additional heater that can be placed on or below the table. So, no more cold feet!

Enjoy the clean air in your home no dust, pollen, bacteria nor mould spores! .

Treat yourself to energy savings, high comfort, healthy indoor environment and NO maintenance costs! .

The heater has a very stable surface and it provides the heat from both sides. The 'Desk H

Contact us or visit the exhibition in our shop!

The leading brand in Infrared Heating Heat up your home in a healthy and economical way! Infrared Design Heating System: Pictures, Mirrors, Glass, Blackboards, Columns etc. -New additional product line of frameless white panels: More power for the money .

-All Redwell® heaters have a partial storage heater to keep running times lower

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MAKING THE MOST OF MARKETING YOUR PROPERTY A Place in the Sun – Home or Away Channel 4 - May the Best House Win ITV1

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t Sunset Properties Spain www.sunsetpropertiesspain.com we believe in taking the initiative and finding new ways of promoting your property. We already advertise on the Internet via various property portals and use local publications including The Grapevine Magazine and the Property Gazette. Our newest marketing outlet is in a prime coastal location in Torre del Mar where we now use the offices of Asesoria Axarquia. Advertising our properties in the window of this prestigious shop front gives us a presence on the coast which should lead to more coastal properties on our books and also attract clients looking on the coast to consider inland properties too. Recently we were given a fantastic opportunity to promote a couple of our properties on two national television shows ‘A Place in the Sun – Home or Away’ and ‘May the Best House Win’ – an advertising coup not to be missed! Here’s how we got on:-

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Jasmine Harman and the team from Channel 4’s highly successful show A Place in the Sun – Home or Away were filming in and around Cómpeta on Friday 28 September 2012. In the show, Jasmine and her colleague Jonnie Irwin, help couples find their ideal home either in the UK or abroad. In this particular episode the buyers will decide between Cornwall and southern Spain. This new series of A Place in the Sun – Home or Away is on Channel 4 at 11.00 am every day and Cómpeta will be featured at a future date. One of the properties they viewed is a fabulous villa that we have for sale in Cómpeta – a well established 3 bed 2 bath villa with a separate self-contained 2 bed 1 bath guest house located within walking distance of Cómpeta on the edge of the National Park with excellent access, beautiful pool area, double garage, mature gardens and stunning sea views. Check it out on our website using this reference number vc1_760.

Check it out on our website using this reference number vc1_760. Unfortunately the day they chose to film was when we had torrential rain and grey skies but owners Ted and Liz Pflanz were thrilled to take part. Liz said ‘we have been watching A Place in the Sun for years, even before we moved here ten years ago, so we were flattered that they chose our house and were quite excited at the thought of them filming here. It was a shame that after five months without any rain it poured all day and we even had a two hour power cut which meant they ended up spending seven hours here at house in addition to the filming in the village!’ Ted commented ‘first we had a call from Denise of Sunset Properties asking if she could put our property forward for filming, then we made it to a shortlist of 12 properties which the producer wished to view before choosing three to film. Excitement mounted. Extra cleaning and

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gardening! The day dawned bright and the inspection seemed to go well. Then, THE call – our house is to be filmed in three days time - a new media career beckons! Then we looked at the weather forecast. After five months without rain, storms are forecast for the day of filming – surely it can’t be true? But it is and the rain is the heaviest for 30 years with thunder, lightening, floods and power cuts!

with incredible sea views, beautiful living accommodation, lots of outside space, secluded pool area and a separate building which could be converted into a self contained guest house. Have a look at it on our website - it is reference number vc1_572. Owner Rob McDonagh was up against a circular home in the hills of Málaga, a villa with spectacular views and a rural retreat and Rob’s villa won him the €1,000 prize.

Apart from the weather, one thing that stands out from the day is the film crew. It must have been a frustrating day for them but they continually apologised for taking our time and moving us out of our house as they filmed. They were really friendly but also very professional. We were not allowed to see the actual filming so the first time we’ll see what was said about our house will be when it is shown on TV’. Denise was on hand to support Ted and Liz and answer any questions. She thoroughly enjoyed being part of the filming process and having spent three days with the production team Denise said ‘Jasmine, the presenter of the show, was lovely, really down to earth and as pretty in real life as she looks on TV! It was such a shame about the weather but Ted and Liz and the entire TV crew coped really well with whatever was thrown at them! Hopefully when the villa is shown on the programme the production team will have worked their magic and it will look as good as it does in the sunshine!’

Rob said after the show ‘it was a fabulous experience taking part in the programme. Linda and I enjoyed it very much and were made to feel very much at ease by the whole of the television crew. It was very intense indeed – no sitting around relaxing. In fact, from start to finish I took part in over 50 hours of filming for a one hour programme!

Rob McDonagh wins the €1,000 prize.

At Sunset Properties we offer a friendly, reliable and professional service, take a proactive approach towards the marketing of all of our properties for sale and guide our clients through the buying and selling processes from beginning to end.

May the Best House Win ITV1 In each episode of this popular series four homeowners open their doors to each other in the hope of winning a cash prize. The episode aired on Wednesday 3 October 2012 featured one of our properties for sale in Cómpeta - a stunning luxury 4 bed 3 bath villa within walking distance of Cómpeta and the National Park

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The icing on the cake was obviously winning the show – a definite bonus! Would I do it all again? Yes, definitely it was a wonderful experience and best of all I met three really nice people in the other contestants and yes we are all still speaking to each other and have met up since the programme on more than one occasion! Recommendation – if you get the chance, do it!’

We cover the whole of the Axarquia region so if you want to buy or sell in our area, contact Denise for further information or for an appointment either by ‘phone 618 295 063 or email info@sunsetproperties-spain.com or call into our office Asesoria Axarquia at Torre del Mar and speak to Marcos – just head towards Málaga from the police station and Asesoria Axarquia is next to the MAPFRE office. Channel 4 presenter Jasmine Harman

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10 Brain Facts and Figures

the day – that's why scientists think we dream (no one is really sure why). Some believe it's a way to process the complex emotions and interactions of our daily lives, others think it's just a way to zero-out information, much like a computer. A recent study showed it may help us alleviate trauma. People with higher IQs tend to dream more, and a nap during the day has proven to make people more energized and focussed on their work.

Mens brains are 10% bigger but does this mean better?

1.The Brain Feels No Pain. There are no pain receptors in the brain. That's why surgeons can perform brain surgery on a patient why they are still awake. This helps them ensure that the delicate procedure doesn't screw up any vision or motor control function. Why do we feel pain? Because a nociceptor, a sensory receptor, sends signals to the spinal cord and brain alerting us to danger. 2. 100,000 Miles of Blood Vessels in the Brain. There are also a hundred billion neurons that comprise the brain Using about 17% of your body's energy and 20% of its oxygen, while only containing 2% of its mass, the brain produces between 10-23 watts of power when awake, enough to light a bulb. Made of 75% water, and enough “space” to hold the entire Enclyclopedia Britannica fivefold, or 1,000 terrabytes of information . 3. They Saved Einstein's Brain. When Albert Einstein died in 1955, they didn't just save a lock of hair. Dr. Thomas Harvey performed the brainectomy a mere seven-and-a-half hours after Einstein's death, purportedly for scientific research. Then it vanished. It wasn't until 1978 that an intrepid journalist named Steven Levy tracked down Dr. Harvey in Wichita, Kansas, where the good doctor admitted he still had the brain, sliced in 240 pieces and bobbing in two mason jars

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filled with formaldehyde. 4. There Are Differences Between the Right and Left Brain. The brain is split up into two symmetrical hemispheres. While they do work together, the left brain favours more rational, analytical thinking, while the right is more visually and conceptually oriented. They also work in opposites – you stub your left toe and the “pain” is processed on the right side. And they put right-sideup whatever is upside-down – the image in your eyes is actually received inverted and the brain corrects it. Even if you were to lose one-half of your brain, you would be able to survive without it. 5. Sorry Ladies, Men's Brains are 10% Bigger. Concrete proof that men are smarter than women! Although women's brains are smaller, they have more nerve cells and connectors and work more efficiently than men's. And, true to the stereotype, they tend to process on the more “emotional” left side of the brain, while men process on the “logical” right. Also, an area known as the straight gyrus, responsible for nurturing, feminine traits, is proportionately larger in women. 6. Your Brain is More Active When You Sleep. Night-time is the right time for your brain to process all the activity that has occurred during to

7. "Inception" is Real. It turns out, there is something called Lucid Dreaming, where a person could control the outcome of a dream while in a sleep-like state. It has its roots in ancient Tibetian Buddhism, where aspirants would practice “Dream Yoga” – doing incredible feats of dexterity during sleep, reminding themselves of the illusory nature of existence. The term was first coined by Frederik (Willem) van Eeden in the 1880s, but the concept didn't take hold until the late 1960s. 8. Why Do We Laugh? True laughter is involuntary. Only human beings are born with this ability. And while true laughter is contagious, it is also something not easily faked. Over a 10-year period, one doctor studied 2,000 laugh-inducing situations and discovered that most of the time a guffaw was not the result of a punch line. 9. Does Size Matter? Research has been mixed on the subject of brain size and intelligence – Albert Einstein's brain was only 1,230 grams, while the average adult male brain weighs 1,400. 10. Highest IQ? Kim Ung-yong with 210. Born March 8, 1972, Ung-young already understood algebra at 8 months old. By the time he was 2, he was fluent in 4 languages. He began attending university at 4, and graduated at 15.

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Avenida de la Constitución, 31, Cómpeta, email: info@todo-todo.co.uk WEB: www.todo-todo.co.uk

A new service offered by Todo Papel as an alternative to the Correos apartado service. Own personal box for an annual fee of €45 per box (not per individual) . Possibility of sharing a box with another household one permanent resident household and one temporary/occasional resident . Receipt of courier items to the shop at no extra charge e.g. Amazon or other on-line purchases (these are currently not accepted by the Correos) . For a charge of €5 per annum we can also offer an email notification service each time mail is received into your box. . For those residents who do not live here permanently we can offer a post forwarding service. Details on application. Mailboxes are for anybody, not just residents of Competa. Ideal also for businesses that do not have a physical address but want correspondence sent to a registered postal address. For more information please email info@todo-todo.co.uk or just pop into the shop New Winter Hours .

Monday 09.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.00 Tuesday and Wednesday 09.00-14.00 Thursday 09.00-14.00 and 17.00-19.00 Friday and Saturday 09.00-14.00 Sunday Closed


El Pino Property Services Torrox Park. (00 34 952532428) or 634395635 elpinoproperties@hotmail.com Torrox Park enjoys a unique location in a rural charm and magic. The facilities are second to none. Mango trees line the rustic pathways as the sun shines down for over 320 days each year. There is a private swimming pool and Play Area. Yes, you can own your own piece of Paradise in Spain from only 14,000 Euros such as the super 2 bedroom timber style cabin seen here. WHERE ELSE COULD YOU OWN A HOME IN SPAIN FOR SO VERY LITTLE? ANSWER—No-Where!

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Our beautiful selection of park homes enjoys all the comforts of a home to home.

Two Bed Fully Modernised Only £25K ! (ref.1133)

NEW Two beds. Fully equipped. Two Storeys. Great Position. Only £25K. Has everything!

NEW! This Two Bed unit has a gallery bedroom above and an enclosed bedroom below. It is pine cladded throughout giving real rustic charm. It is fully furnished. Bargain offers above £15K

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Park Homes (Mobiles) We have a superb range of one /two and three bed mobile homes, all with beautiful outside decked areas to enjoy the outdoor life but with the comforts of modern living.

This fabulous three bed mobile with large decked area, has every facility you could realistically imagine. It is ready for living in at only ÂŁ25K (ref 1083) This 2/3 bed mobile again has all you need to simply move in and begin living! 2 large decked areas too! Sat T.V, all facilities, lovely. .

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In order to see all of the properties featured here in full detail, as well as many more. Simply visit www.elpinoproperties.com and enter ref. number. Is it time to sell your property? If so then why not choose a company whose operatives have over thirty years marketing experience allowing you to get your property sold quickly. We have a dynamic approach to sales, that gets things done quickly!

ELP-1141 Beautiful 2 bed Villa on Torrox Park, Magnificent!! â‚Ź190,000 Bargain

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One Bed Nerja Town 300 Euros p/month

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New! We have a choice of four 2 bedroom duplex apartments with shared large imposing terrace & swimming pool. Bargain guide price 70K. Must be seen!

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Quad Bike for Sale 250 cc - Semi-Automatic - 4 New Tyres. Ideal for the campo. Only 650 Euros - buyer pays transfer (no offers) Email: grapevinesales@gmail.com for more details

FOR RENT 6 months

Restaurante El Pilón CAMPO Panto pre theatre dinner We will open at 6PM and offer a 2 course meal for 15€ or 3 courses for €18 per person. .

Reservations for the early meal required and is only available for reservations between 6 and 6:30. See our main ads on page 32 & 33

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Pretty, two bedroomed family home with garden, centrally located in the charming village of canillas de albaida. The property is all on one level so no stairs.

Available from the last week November 2012 until last week May 2013 @ 250 euros per calander month plus bills. For further information +/or viewing please call 952115981 To advertise call 637 028 873


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ANDREWS HOME IMPROVEMENTS WE EMPLOY ONLY TIME SERVED, QUALITY CRAFTSMEN CENTRAL HEATING WHOSE WORK WILL STAND THE CLOSEST SCRUTINY AIR CONDITIONING WE ARE AVAILABLE SIX DAYS A SOLAR WATER HEATING SPECIAL PRICES ON AIR WEEK AND THE TELEPHONE SOLAR POOL HEATING CONDITIONING IS ON LINE 24 HOURS A DAY. SPECIALISTS IN DAMP AND AND SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEMS HUMIDITY PROBLEMS Call 686 322 328 Upvc WINDOWS & DOORS or email ahimprovements@gmail.com DECKING AND PERGOLAS All areas from Nerja to Malaga and inland. GAZEBOS & CAR PORTS Free quotations in your home. ·

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CAMPO CUTTINGS BY LORRAINE CAVANAGH New Water Retentive Products.

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t the Garden Centre, we are constantly searching out new and different plants for you but, also, exciting new products and, especially, organic ones. We think we’ve found a gem!

desertification is with us. But we have three new products that are going to cut down on watering time and costs and give you improved crops too. Let me explain.

For Andalucian gardeners, water is always the biggest problem – the hours we have to spend watering and the cost of it. Sadly it isn’t going to get better –

These organic and ecological products enhance the performance of plants but consume fewer natural resources. Water consumption is reduced by, at least, 50%; the use of fertiliser

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is reduced by 50%; there is a 15% - 25% improvement in yields – fruit, veg or flowers - and the mortality rate of plants and trees is reduced. All this with minimal irrigation. You might think it sounds too good to be true but field tests in Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait and currently in Morocco and Spain are bringing in confirmation of these claims on all fronts.

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There are three products: 1. Bio Humus: A substrate composed of 90% organic material and 10% natural silicates with a very high natural mineral content. It enhances the long-term growth of the roots and allows the plant to absorb 90% of the water given by irrigation/rain, reducing losses by evaporation and rapid absorption into hot, dry ground. At the same time it channels better absorption of nutrients. It is extremely beneficial in dry soils, nutrient poor soils, and in desert-like climates. It even enables growth in saline conditions. Bio Humus is applied once only for new plantings. Dry it resembles dark compost and becomes gel-like when wet. It is sediment extracted from glacial lakes, formed over thousands of years by the decomposition of algae, plankton and reeds with extraordinary water retentive properties. These same lakes are silting up because of an abundance of the material, so removing it is, in fact, beneficial to the environment and gives us gardeners a remarkable material too. Where dredging has taken place, native fish are returned to the new increased depth of water to restore the natural balance. It is available in 25 litre sacks which will retail at €25 but that is sufficient for planting 12 trees; thus approx. €2 a tree – a one-off application that will carry on functioning in the soil for up to 10 years. The saving in water is generally 50%. Work it out! This important product is currently in use on mango trees in the south of Spain. 2. Humate Extract: a 100% organic liquid concentrate derived from Bio Humus. It stimulates the development of beneficial fungi and root growth to such an extent that the plants become much more self-sufficient. It can be applied to new/existing plantings either by foliar spray or

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through radicular irrigation. It complements Bio-Humus. It is available in 2 litre pots, priced at €70 but – wait for this – the dilution rate is 1:1000 applied by foliar spray or 1:10,000 in the water system. It will achieve results at least as good as those of chemical fertilisers but at much less cost and no contamination of crops or soil. It need only be applied once a month. 3. Mycor Glomus: 100% organic material based on six strains of fungi. These fungi live on the roots of plants forming a symbiotic relationship, one that is mutually beneficial; if the plant thrives, the fungi thrive so they look after each other. They have been shown to increase root growth up to seven times, thus reducing the watering and feeding requirements significantly. Ground tests in Kuwait have been so successful that a production plant is being opened up in the Arab Emirates to meet demand. The huge increase in root growth makes this product eminently suitable for anti-erosion plantings and ground stabilising. It comes in a powder form to be sprinkled onto the roots before planting or it can be injected, in paste form, into the roots of existing plantings. It is available in 2 litre pots, priced at €70 but this will last for ages. So why haven’t you heard of these new products? Simply because we are the first local Garden Centre to carry them and proud to be so. Saving you money and saving our earth. Call and see us for more information. Lorraine Cavanagh has lived in Spain for 26 years. A landscape gardener and writer, she’s always happy to give advice. Call and see her at Viveros Florena, 2km from Cómpeta, (Malaga), down the Sayalonga Road, or 15km up from the coastal motorway – have a free coffee or herbal tea in their tearooms.

Her book Lorraine Cavanagh’s Mediterranean Garden Plants has been nicknamed ‘the bible’. The new edition at €24.90 is now generally available throughout Spain. Viveros Florena: From October 2012 we will be starting a new discount scheme so that you can buy your plants cheaper! Every month for 1 week, always 13th to 19th inclusive, a class of plants will carry a 10% discount. If you’d like to join our mailing list to receive regular updates of what’s happening in the garden centre, new stock, special offers etc. let us have your email address or mobile number. Summer Hours: June, July, September, 9 – 2, closed for August. Winter Hours: October to May 10 – 4 Always closed Sundays and Mondays. Tel: 689928201 Email: florenaspain@hotmail.com See us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh’s Garden Centre Stop Press! See us at the Homes, Gardens and Outdoor Living Show 9th and 10th November. We’ll have a very special ‘garden’ there, lots of plants, pots, book signing, free advice etc. I’ll also be giving talks about growing citrus trees three times daily at 11.30, 1.30 and 4.10 – come and share a glass of Moorish-style orange wine with us! Be inspired and be informed! Entry to the show is only €2.50, children under 14 free.

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

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

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

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

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Wall Plates 45 Euros each

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Various items for sale in Velez Malaga Call Eddy for more details: 696 332 921

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

Bamboo Unit 350€

Office Desk 120€

Door 55€

190H 165W 38D

81H 117W 74D

105H 80W

New Stock Every Month House Clearances Arranged We will Collect

Table & Chairs 110€

Rustic Table 180€ 77h 190W 100D

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CONSTRUCCIONES S. CHAVOS S.L Avda. Constitución 33 , 29754 Cómpeta, Málaga info@s-chavos.com or info@solutions4u-competa.com

www.s-chavos.com

Official Manufacturer of UPVC-WINDOWS

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

Discoteca Seventy

Juan Verdún

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

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arms can be fitted to existing gates quite easily at an affordably price. LT Construction builds all gates & pillar systems using a ‘single unit’ design. This means that both pillars are connected together in a ‘U’ shape by reinforced concrete, which is then embedded deep into the ground. This method ensures that the pillars remain parallel and therefore the gates remain flush in the long term.

LT CONSTRUCTION Gates and Pillars

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ates and pillars should not only give your home a feeling of security and permanence but should also make a statement about you and your home. It’s the public face your house presents to the world. It doesn’t need to be over the top or ostentatious, and the aesthetic approach can be either to subtly blend in with the surrounding

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environment, or conversely - given that many driveways are so far separated from the home - one can build an entrance, which is unique. We are specialists in installing electric gates systems. Opening and closing your gates while remaining in your car need not be an expensive luxury. The electric

We often take calls form clients needing urgent repair of their gates that have fallen out of alignment as the gates are built individually and not as a single unit. Contact us if you are considering a gate and pillar system for your home. We will assist you in designing and installing a gate system that offers security as well as creating a statement. Take a look at our website to see various designs and call us today to discuss making your home more secure.

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Enjoy nature at its best. Casa La Mina now open with new services and facilities. Our cuisine is selected for its natural flavours, tradition and always within the concept of the mediterranean diet. Monday - Sunday -10.00 - 22.00 Food served all day Pool is free to hotel guests and diners. Tel: 951 193 840 info@hotelcasalamina.com www.hotelcasalamina.com

Printer ink cartridges & Stationary Supplies. NEW OPENING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm & 3.00pm - 6pm

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Friday

9.30am - 5.00pm 9.00am - 2.00pm

Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm

You can find us at: Trapiche Market Every Tuesday El Pino Market, Torrox Park & Hotel Saydo,Mollina Market Alternate Wednesdays

Cl铆nica Veterinaria Naturvets C贸mpeta Avda. de La Constituci贸n 15 29754 C贸mpeta Tel 952 55 38 50

Puente don Manuel Market Every Friday

URG: 617001723 www.naturvets.com - now also on Facebook, check out our puppies and kittens for adoption.

To Order Tel: Andy 627 242 977 Email: sales@printerink.es

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saved from the Perrera. Steven Primrose-Smith and myself went up to to Dee's house to take photos of as many of the dogs as we could. It seemed futile given that such little time remained, but we felt if we could save even one dog it would be worth the effort. We shared the photos of the dogs and their details on Facebook. Nobody was prepared for what would happen next.

THE STORY OF DEE'S DOGS by Nina Cordoray Downes (Action for Animals)

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'd like to tell you a story. A story that's both sad and happy. A story to illustrate how much can be achieved when people work together and help each other. This is the story of Dee's dogs... Dee lived with her husband Bob, in a house in the campo, with over 70 dogs and very few resources to keep so many. Over the years she had taken in abandoned and unwanted dogs from people all around the area. Uncaring people would often dump dogs at the end of the track to their house, in the knowledge that Dee and Bob would take those unwanted dogs into their home. A short time ago, Bob was sadly killed in an accident, leaving Dee alone to care for the dogs. Just a few weeks later, Dee was informed by the local authorities that she must get rid of all the dogs or they would be destroyed. The Perrera had been ordered to come to her property and put all the dogs to sleep. She had only a

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few days to find homes for 70 dogs. It's difficult to rehome just one dog at the best of times, but rehoming such an enormous number seemed impossible. One early solution that was proposed to us at Action for Animals was that we might fund humane euthanasia on site at Dee's house, in preference to the dogs being dragged off by the Perrera and having to suffer the distress of a long journey in the back of a van, to their ultimate death at the pound. The euthanasia of dozens of healthy dogs was not a proposal that we, or our vets at Naturvets and Clinica Veterinaria, wanted to support or consider. So, along with many others who wanted to save Dee's dogs, our journey to find a solution began. Sue Backwell started the ball rolling by writing about Dee's plight on two local internet newsletters and 13 dogs were

Within minutes people started to share the Facebook post. It rapidly reached 100 shares and the offers of help started flooding in. Other charities shared the information too and it seemed that every animal lover in the land had responded to this desperate plea to save Dee's dogs. Kim Simmonds contacted Coastline radio and our phone began to ring. More people were offering to save the dogs. Jacqui Ross got in touch with every person in her massive address book and yet more people came forward. We were witnessing networking at its very best. The response was incredible. Animal shelters across the Costa del Sol were offering places of sanctuary for the dogs, and local people were prepared to give up their time to transport the dogs to wherever they needed to go. Hope was rising. We had 24 hours left. On the morning of Sunday 14th October, a group of 16 people gathered together at Competa Helipad with a plan. We were going to Dee's house to rescue as many of the remaining dogs as possible and take them to places of safety. On arrival at the house we were met by an enormous group of unruly barking dogs. It was difficult to know where to start, but Steven managed to organise the operation calmly and efficiently and we began to get dogs into cars. It wasn't easy. Most weren't accustomed to being on leads,

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many were uncatchable, but Silve The Dog Whisperer set about capturing even the most difficult ones, gently cradling their terrified bodies in his arms as he carried them one by one uphill to the waiting cars. As each car was filled, the drivers set off to their pre-planned destinations: Alhaurin, Estepona , Mijas, Marbella, and even as far as the Gibraltar border. Not one of them expressed concern that their lovely shiny vehicles might soon be dripping in dog poo and vomit. Throughout the remaining hours of the day even more people arrived with empty cars and trailers and left with them full. A French lady, Julie, fell immediately in love with a tiny dog called Biscuit and scooped him up, smothering him with more kisses to his little snout than many dogs get in a lifetime. Two sweet, shy dogs that were sisters and had

spent their entire lives side by side were adopted by Jacqui and Wes and will now happily remain together for the rest of their lives. Max, an enormous dog who had been kept in a cage for so long because of his inability to get along with the other animals, was joyously freed by his new owners, Harm and Irene, and hobbled off on his wobbly, unused legs towards their car. He was going home. They were all going home. They were all saved. Every single one of them. Something truly amazing happened that day and it wouldn't have happened without all those wonderful people. I am proud to have been part of such a fantastic team. Huge thanks must go to everyone that pulled together to save Dee's dogs: the charities - ACE, ADANA, Martina from Monda, Parque del Duque,The Man Who Wishes to Remain Anonymous somewhere

near Gibraltar, and TripleA. Also, the individuals - Sue Backwell, Dorothy Coates, Lin Collier, Lynn Gallon, Mark Hastie, Lin Hazelden, Elaine Kidd, Steven Primrose-Smith, Jan Riley, Jacqui Ross, Silve The Dog Whisperer, Kim and Phil Simmonds, Andrea Wade, Kim Wilson, and all the caring people who stepped forward to adopt or foster dogs. The story of Dee's dogs isn't over. Many of the dogs were taken to shelters. Yes, they are safe, but still looking for the loving homes they deserve. Please make one of these dogs happy. If you can give one a permanent home, ring me on 660586040 or check our website www.actionforanimals.org for photos of the dogs and details of which shelters they are in.

Huge thanks must go to everyone that pulled together - Nina Cordoray Downes

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Taberna - Teteria Hierbabuena Full Restaurant Menu Tapas & Raciones Various cocktails (with and without Alcohol!) Milkshakes and Ice creams Sunday Nights Live Music Every Thursday in Nov Indian Night (Book Early to avoid disappointment) Reservations call 639 263 310 or 610 742 953 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, C贸mpeta Take away Food Open 7 days a week - 9.00am until close

CORTIJO-PACO Avd. Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647

Mob: 690 172 861

The Restaurant with the best views down to the coast.

Great selection of Spanish wines at excellent prices High Quality Meat Dishes - T-Bone steak - Rib eye - Fillet of beef Shoulder of lamb and Leg of lamb often available as a special or order it in advance.

3 courses special Spanish menu incl. 1 drink 13 euro p/p Sundays only Open Tues to Sun from 7pm for dinner - Closed Mondays .

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Charity Shop

Hotel Balcon C/ San Antonio

Cortijo Paco

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Café Bar

“El Despacho De Fernan” C/Rampa. Edif. Ayunatamiento, No.1 Competa, Malaga Tel: 952 553 518

Behind the Town hall

Open Mon - Sat (Closed Sundays) 9.00am till late - Drinks, Snacks & Full Menu

www.barfernan.es

Live Music Every Friday Tlf: 952 553 314

info@barfernan.es

Restaurante Asador MUSEO del VINO Calle Constitución, Cómpeta, Málaga

8 Euro Menu del Dia

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

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

Menu del dia (3 courses) €7.50 1pm - 5pm Served Tuesday-Friday All new customers: come and introduce yourself to Pepe the owner for your free glass of local wine!

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Como Pienso Mon - Sat 9am-2pm & 5pm-9pm Opposite restaurant cortijo paco, competa We stock the best products for your pets Royal Canin, Bon Menu, Friskies, Brekkies, Pro plan, Dibaq, Affinity & Pedigree Dog Clipping Service A range of seeds & Plants for sale Home Delivery Service Tel: 952 51 61 18/664 84 50 51 email: comopiensocompeta@hotmail.com www.comopienso.es

La

CĂ“MPETA Plaza Almijara, 6

We are pleased to announce this will now be an ongoing offer for the foreseeable future

Coffee & Cake Only 2.00â‚Ź

(Every Afternoon) A Paella small selection of properties presented every Sunday call in for more information Tel:in 952 55 37 01 toPlease you from local estate agents this area. To advertise call 637 028 873

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campaign to be a financial success, they need to collect vast amounts of plastic bottle tops over a long period of time. Despite it not being a quick solution, it still offers hope for Yolanda and her son. They have already been able to go to the UK with the money raised on 20th of January in Frigiliana and Yolanda now continues fighting for Pablo with this new initiative. Any help will be gratefully received. It doesn’t matter where the bottle tops are collected, Yolanda and Pablo, or another family member, will be happy to come and pick them up.

SPECIAL CAMPAIGN Collection of Bottle Tops for Pablo

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pecial Campaign: Collection of bottle tops in aid of Pablo. Pablo has Cerebral Palsy and requires many and lengthy trips to the UK for Treatment. So a campaign has started in aid of this little boy Pablo. It is very simple and anyone can help, all you need to do is collect bottle tops and this will help raise money for the series of treatments that Pablo has already undertaken in England and that have already shown signs of success. So, The Grapevine Magazine is asking all its readers and advertisiers to join in this collection and help with this cause.

In Frigiliana, everybody knows Pablo and his mother Yolanda. Everybody recognises them and sees the daily efforts Yolanda goes to, to give her son whatever treatment is necessary to improve his quality of life.

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The campaign has now gone live on social websites as well, http://www.facebook.com/#!/event s/278300455614738/ , in the hope that the information will reach further afield. The family ask that we all share the event with other Facebook friends so that every day more and more people gradually learn about the campaign.

The treatment that Pablo is receiving in the UK, known as the Scots Techniqut has considerably improved his quality of life. However, this is an on-going treatment which requires various visits to the centre for a whole year. Despite their having been a large amount of money raised in January in order to facilitate their first trip, the money doesn’t stretch that far and so more is needed to help the family pay for the up and coming visits.

The current collection points are as follows: - C.E.I.P Enrique Ginés (FRIGILIANA) - Iluminación Fuente Vieja (FRIGILIANA) - Guardería Frigiliana (FRIGILIANA) - Cafetería Almijara (c/ Real 1, FRIGILIANA) - Cafetería Fandangos (c/ Rosarico la joaquin, FRIGILIANA) - Ferreteria Avenida (Avd Andalucia 16 A,FRIGILIANA)

Yolanda Ruiz, Pablo’s courageous mother is not asking for money or for gifts for a raffle. She is merely asking for everybody’s collaboration in a task that is much more simple. A simple task that for her means so much: the collection of plastic bottle tops. This isn’t the first case in which plastic bottle tops have been collected in order to raise money to help pay for treatment abroad. However, in order for this

- C.E.I.P Narixa (NERJA) - C.E.I.P Nueva Nerja (NERJA) - C.E.I.P San Miguel (NERJA) - Muebles Hermoso (C/ Pintada 89,NERJA) - Gasolinera El Arco (NERJA) - Restaurante Axarquía, gasolinera Axarquía (NERJA) - Floristeria San Miguel (Psje Cantarero 1,NERJA) - Centro de Idiomas Quorum (C/ San Miguel, 25, NERJA) - Apartamentos Nerja Bahia,

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burriana (NERJA) - Floristería Mari (C/ Herrera Oria 2,NERJA) - Floristería Nerjaflor ( C/ Gloria 5,NERJA) - Supermercado Capistrano (C.C. Capistrano Village, NERJA) - Tienda de Alimentacion Encarni (C/ Los Huertos, NERJA) - Nerja Electrodomestico (C/pintada Nº 71 (NERJA)) - El Bodegón Español (C/Frigiliana, NERJA) - Foto Estudio Baldo Ramirez (C/Huertos, NERJA) - Interbrosa (c/cantarero 3, MAR0) - Carniceria Maro (C/Real, MARO) - C.E.I.P Colina del sol (TORROX) - C.E.I.P los Llanos (TORROX) - I.E.S. Alfaguar (TORROX) - I.E.S. Jorge guillen (TORROX) - Supersol (TORROX)

MALAGA)(Next to the Courts) - Pescaderia Inma I:( Avn. Vivar Téllez C/ clavel , VELEZMALAGA) - Pescaderia Inma II: (C/Enrique Van Dulken, N 10, VELEZMALAGA) - Centro Quiromasaje Sylvia (C/ Doctor Laureano Casquero 20, VELEZ-MALAGA) - TOBAXA (C/Laureano Casquero, Local 2, TORRE DEL MAR) - Gimnasio SENSEI (Urb. Viñamalaga, TORRE DEL MAR ) - Restaurante El Cruce. EL TRAPICHE. (Ctra de Benamargosa 2, EL TRAPICHE) - C.E.I.P Juan Paniagua (ALMAYATE) -Hotel Restaurante Belén (Avda Los Montes 11, COLMENAR) - Servinec (MÁLAGA C/ La Unión)

- Restaurante Marisqueria La Orilla (ALGARROBO, COSTA)

- Restaurante Arias (RINCÓN DE LA VICTORIA Avda. Axarquia 32)

- Radio Me Gustas FM. (C/ Pio Augusto Verdu, VELEZ-(Next to

Clear-View Home Improvements 10 year celebration deals 6 replacement windows from 1495 euro + IVA 12 replacement windows from 2950 euro + IVA Includes FREE entrance door

Tel 626 458 954 email: glasscurtainsdirect@gmail.com Covering Axarquia since 2003

- Radio Victoria (Cantal Alto, cueva del tesoro, RINCON DE LA VICTORIA) - Restaurante el Mirador (Avda Malaga, LA CALA DEL MORAL) - Inmobiliaria Puente Services (Urb. buenavista, ALCAUCIN) - Clinica Dental Fernando Gabriel Bajos (C/ San Antonio 62, COMPETA) -Supermercado COVIRAN (C/ del Carmen 7, COMPETA). Everyday more and more collection points are added throughout the Axarquia, the province of Malaga and Spain itself. In order to keep up-to-date on where you can drop off your bottle tops, check the Facebook page, which will soon be in English as well, or do a search using Google for: Recogida de tapones para PABLO.

Chimney Care Costa del Sol

FOR A PROFESSIONAL INEXPENSIVE CHIMNEY SWEEPING & MAINTENANCE SERVICE Telephone: Russ Heath 654 184 242

La Esquina de Miguel Breakfast,tapas & meals New - Full English Breakfast

Quiet terrace Plaza Axarquia, Cómpeta Tel: 952 51 67 54

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Country Market Los Jardines del Trapiche Market closed on 25th December and 1st Jan

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

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

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CLINICA EUROPA General Medicine Paediatrics Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor Physiotherapy & Podiatrist Acupuncture Asthetic Medicine Special treatment for Fibromyalgia and Stress* *For more information: www.azentasalud.es

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Assume you"re getting good dentistry elsewhere ? Try us. FREE SECOND OPINION ( X- RAY 15 euros ) Competitive Prices

Tooth Whitening (call for more details)

New: Implant Specialist

Centro Internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa Tel: 952 53 09 08 clinicaeuropatorroxcosta@gmail.com

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THE QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Reprimand (5) 3. Graph (5) 6. Limbs (4) 7. Arm cover (6) 9. Cuban ballroom dance (5) 10. Lather (4) 11. Writing fluid (3) 13. Study hard (4) 15. Eskimo dwelling (5) 18. Dwells (6) 19. Young horse (4) 20. Murders (5) 21. Indistinct (5)

(5)DOWN 1. Propelling agent (10) 2. Deep affection (4) 3. Military unit (5) 4. Venomous snake (5) 5. Acrid taste (6) 7. All things (10) 11. Containing cream (6) 13. Opposite one of two (5) 14. Crucifix (5) 17. Male name (4)

1. Which sport is played on the largest pitch? 2. In 1950, India withdrew from the World Cup because FIFA refused to let them do what? 3. What is the connection between Volleyball, Squash and Badminton? Clue: This connection is not shared with tennis or table tennis. 4. In darts, what is the lowest score that CANNOT be scored with a single dart? 5. Which sports playing area is 2.7 metres by 1.5 metres? 6. Which sport do the Oklahoma City Thunder play?

11. Who were the runners up in the Europa League Final of 2010?

7. In Athletics, what is the last event of the Decathlon?

12. James Naismith invented which sport?

8. What is the only sport to have been played on the surface of the moon? 9. Who was the first cricketer to achieve 10,000 runs in test cricket? 10. What is the highest possible break in snooker 147, 150, 155?

13. Who scored the winning goal for Romania when they beat England in the 1998 World Cup? 14. What significant sporting event took place on November 22nd 2003? 15. 8 minutes and 47.8 seconds is the fastest ever winning time for what race?

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CONSTRUCTIONS STEVE SMITH A small dedicated company living and working in the area for eleven years offering the following services.

“General reforms and renovations, retaining walls and driveways. Woodwork a speciality including gazebos,terrace shading and kitchens. Decorative brickwork and tiling, plastering and all aspects of electrical and plumbing work. Swimming pools and repairs. Maintenance for property rentals." All works large and small undertaken. For a free quotation or more information please call Steve

Tel: 655067466 steveconstruct@gmail.com

www.autocoolspain.com Specialist CAR aircon service and repair. Don't wait till it stops working. Call today.

Before & After Refurbished Headlights

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

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

CLINICA DENTAL Dr. Fernando G. Bajos Blindhuber PROFESSIONAL WINDOW TINTING & SOLAR BLINDS

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

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

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24hr Emergencies

Monday - Friday 9.am - 2pm & 4pm - 8pm Tel: 952 51 62 08 Avda Constitucion, 10 Urb Nueva Villa de Competa, Casa No.6 (Situated in the Main Car Park Area Above La Caixa Bank)

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The Spanish Coffee Break Air Travel Where are the trolleys? That's mine. I've lost a case. Where can I... get a taxi? get the train? hire a car? book a room? When is the next flight to Bilbao? I would like to go to Salamanca. As soon as possible. I want to confirm my flight. Is it possible to change my reservation? What time does the plane take off? When does it arrive? Is there a bus to the airport? Arriva Departurel Flight number

¿Dónde están los carritos? Eso es mío. He perdido una maleta. ¿Dónde puedo... coger un taxi? coger el tren? alquilar un coche? reservar una habitación? ¿Cuándo sale el próximo vuelo a Bilbao? Quiero ir a Salamanca. Lo antes posible. Quiero confirmar mi vuelo. ¿Puedo cambiar mi reserva? ¿A qué hora sale el avión? ¿A qué hora llega? ¿Hay algún autobús que vaya al aeropuerto? Llegada Salida Número de vuelo

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

Air Travel Search Word Translation

trolleys case train car room flight plane airport arrival departure passport tax itinerary airline destination immigration passenger aisle seat

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carritos maleta tren coche habitación vuelo avión aeropuerto Llegada Salida pasaporte impuesto itinerario aerolínea destino inmigración pasajero pasillo asiento

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

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

“Only the best for your pal” Ring: Phil (mob) 649 079 321 email: philipclayton_1@msn.com Comares / Benamargosa Ex- cat & dog airlines.uk Recommended Refs Available

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

Tanya Cannon The One Stop Haberdashery Shop

Alterations Full haberdashery service Soft furnishings, Curtains and Blinds You can find me at the Trapiche Market every Tuesday or call 686 438 925

Are your albums, records or Audio tapes collecting Dust? Why not put them on Compact Disc? Have them listed by Artist, Song and Track Number

Bar Restaurante

La Peña

Specialising in Traditional Spanish Cuisine Special Menu

2 Course Meal

Only 9€ Avda. Paseo Turbilla, S/N Tel: 952 553 084 Árchez Málaga

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

BAR EL THEO Open 10.00 until late Menu del Dia House Specials Potaje de Hinojos - Chivo y Codero Salares: Follow the signs off the main rd Tel: 606 44 89 39 - salares1954@hotmail.com - Malaga

Jewellery Traders WE BUY & SELL SECONDHAND: Gold, Silver, Jewellery, Coins, Jewellery repair GOOD RATES PAID FOR SCRAP & ITEMS!!!

Tel: 635 497 033 email: spanishsunsets@hotmail.co.uk or come and see us at the following markets: Tuesdays - Trapiche 10am - 2pm Wednesdays - Hotel Saydo, Mollina 10am - 2pm Thursdays (1st in the month) - Iznaja 10am - 2pm Sundays - La Trocha (Coin) 10am - 2pm (near the lift)

TALLER CANDIDO body and paint shop Mon Fri 9-1.30pm & 3.30pm - 8.00pm QUICK PROFESSIONAL WORK PRE I.T.V INSPECTION & QUICK SERVICE NEW OIL FILTERS & BRAKE PADS Tel: 651 027 801 candidorodriguezperez@hotmail.com

Call Eddy - 696 332 921 Velez Malaga To advertise call 637 028 873

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

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Level: Easy

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Art, Design & Quality DESIGN & MANUFACTURING OF ORNATE IRONWORK, IRONWORK. WINDOWS & DOORS

Glass Workshop, Windows, Doors, Shower Cubicles, Fly Screens, Garage Doors, Automatic Controls

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UK DELIVERIES Door to door service We also take pets

ONLY PAY FOR 1 WAY. WE GO TO THE UK EVERY 2 WEEKS Trading on the Costa for over 6 years Telephone 951247240 or 608091660 UK DELIVERIES Email nerjasofas@hotmail.com Web: www.nerjasofas.com

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

We speak Spanish, English, German, Finnish, French, Italian To advertise call 637 028 873

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

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

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

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Grapevine Bargain Ads Photo adverts only 15 Euro per month Text adverts (max 30 words) 5 Euros for 2 months Payment in advance only- ads must be received by 17th of the month LHD Peugeot 206 2 seater van, 87,305 kms 1900cc Diesel 11 years old ITV and taxed Excellent condition White €1,300 ono Tel: 952557839

2006 FIAT PUNTO 1.3 Multijet 16V Diesel, Manual LHD, Spanish Plate, 60+ mpg, 123k km, ITV to April2014, Air Con , Central Locking, Electric front windows, Radio/CD, ABS €3900 (Sedella) Tel: 951 067 758 Mob: (0033) 601 794 377

2 External heavy duty roller blinds. 1 x 3.5m wide 1 x 2.9m wide both approx 3m in depth. €150.00 each. Call 951067752 Can deliver locally. Competa

Glass topped dining table and 6 chairs for sale

IKEA extendable bed plus wooden slats and mattress PLUS extra mattress for when bed is fully extended Almost brand new. €80 Competa area. Tel: 615880 324 Mob: 663 578 150

Peugot 206 1900cc Diesel 2 Seater Van 11 years old ITV and taxed Excellent condition 1,600 euro ONO Tel: 952 557 839 Canillas de Albaida Suzuki Gran Vitara 4x4 2.0 L petrol 3 door, 2001, 200,000 km, dark blue. Electric windows, aircon, CD-radio, ITV to Feb 2013, reliable car, 1,950 euros. Tel 650 870 625 Two comfortable sofas 2-seater (175x70x90 cm) & 3-seater (195x70x90 cm), loose covers in terracotta, low back with scatter cushions, seat cushions recently re-filled, 140 euros the pair. Tel 616 517 836.

In lovely condition €200.00 Torrox

2003 Volkswagen Bora 1.9 TDI ST Service History, Manual, right hand drive (Spanish Plates) Powerful and 60MPG €3900 Competa Tel: 606 605 686

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Large Car Top Box: Thule Adventurer 225cm x 65cm x 35cm can carry 50 Kg, fits ski’s and much more. €90.00 Tel: 951 067758 Mob: (0033) 601 794 377 HP DESKJET F300 ALL IN ONE PRINTER hp printer and scanner in very good condition colour and black ink new, disc €30.00 (canillas de albaida) tel 685878506 CHILDS DOLLS 3 WHEEL PUSHCHAIR, baby seat, doll and accessories €15.00 Competa: Tel 95255375 or 628069703


Grapevine Bargain Ads Photo adverts only 15 Euro per month Text adverts (max 30 words) 5 Euros for 2 months Payment in advance only- ads must be received by 17th of the month Plastic glasses, fantastic quality, used once for wedding, hand washed. Pints, tubos, large and small wine, tumblers, cava. - €2 each. Pool cover 10 x 5 metres on roller, bubble type. - €200. Call Mitch on 616 891473 or email mitchbanjo@hotmail.com Halogen oven with 8 accessories 30€ 2 black leather reclining/swivel chairs with foot stool 100€ Decathlon girls red bike 40€ Mens mountain bike 60€ Margaret 952 553 729 (Competa)

Spacious Village House for rent in Competa. Large courtyard garden. 2 Roof Terraces, Large Kitchen Dinner, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. 350 euros month + bills. Call Magaret for more details: Tel: 952 553 729 or email ken.reilly@hotmail.com

Furnished townhouse in Sayalonga for rent. Double bedroom, sitting room, shower room, kitchen, terrace with wonderful views. €300.00 pcm plus bills. More info call 605 598959.

Wanted Can any one re-home our lovely dog Lola,she is very small about 6 years old, healthy, house trained and very good with kids. please call Margaret Tel: 952 553 729. FISHING: Does anyone have a boat and has spare places so I/we can go fishing - shared costs. Tel 952 518 036 I am looking for anything old - English, Spanish, Indian or Far East. Something out of the ordinary, mirrors, jewellery, paintings, medals, old lighters, watches, rings... whatever. Call Mike 600843794 "Wanted English speaking host families. Wanted for Spanish students (children or adults) who want to improve their English. From 1 to 3 weeks. Anytime or during summer. We pay 100 € per week. Please, contact: interfamilyproject@gmail.com or 630738504 PENTHOUSE OR SEMIDETACHED HOUSE on the coast, first beach line Part-Exchange with 3 Bed Villa + Pool email: kramer.spain@gmail.com MOTOR HOME in good condition with Spanish plates email: kramer.spain@gmail.com

MEADE 8” SCHMIDTCASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE WITH TRÍPOD. €250 of accessories incl 25mm, 9.7mm eyepieces, Barlow lens, Nikon adapter, camera mount, USB webcam. PERFECT OPTICS. €600 (NOT a GOTO telescope).

Competa Tel: 637996213

Photo adverts only 15 Euro per month

NEW, OLD AND ARTISAN Well established market at Puente don Manuel looking for a few more stalls for Friday morning market. NO PITCH FEE during February !!! For details ring Karen on 674526968. 4x4 Wanted LHD Spanish Plated Freelander, RAV 4, Honda, Suzuki etc. Can Part Exchange Mint 2008 Sept, LHD Fiesta TDCI, White 24k K/M. Details to Paul at pjkingcat@hotmail.com


•November 2012 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April

T

TAURUS

GEMINI

CANCER

Y

ou'll feel attractive and you'll be popular. Others will find you engaging. You could be irritable and defensive with your romantic partner.

LEO

eamwork will be involved if you're hosting a party or invited to a gathering. You may spend time with people who share your hobbies. You'll feel attractive and be warm and affectionate with others.

LIBRA

SCORPIO

Y

22th November - 21st December

Y

Y

ou may travel together or collaborate on a project. Communication will improve and you'll share ideas and information on a regular basis.

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A

ll relationships should go smoothly, especially romantic ones, but you might not be realistic about your partner. All month will bring career options, but you could find it hard to choose among them. 23rd October - 21st November

T

CAPRICORN

22th December - 19th January

Y

ou may want to throw yourself into your work, particularly if it involves paperwork. You might want to try your hand at writing, or read about the latest discoveries concerning health.

AQUARIUS

.

23rd August - 22th September

his month lends an emotional and spiritual connection to someone you're involved with or interested in romantically. You may be perceived as charming but superficial,

ou'll be happy and focused on building your relationships for about a month. However, Uranus in Aries will bring a streak of independence and a desire for freedom.

SAGITTARIUS

L

ife at home with your family will require more patience and cooperation than usual. Others might need advice and you may have to make yourself available.

VIRGO

T

Y

ou could overindulge if you feel down or stressed. Be careful - eating or drinking too much could compromise your health. You could be argumentative when dealing with your partner.

here's a strong focus on being cooperative, supportive, and polite this month, but you could have difficulty turning your attention to getting along with others. .

ou may try to do some writing. At the beginning of the month you'll be busy with friends and groups that you're involved with. You'll have to make an effort to be charming and social.

PISCES

Y

ou'll have a strong need to be alone in peace and quiet. Progress will be made internally, but not so much in the outside world. You'll find it hard to be focussed.

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

Tel: 952 516 416

17.00-20.00 .

Tue & Thu 9.30-13.30 .

English, Danish & Spanish

Sat 10.00 - 14.00

Michael ’s Upholstery 11 Calle del Carmen Competa

www.competaart.com Tel: 952 55 34 64 Bring in summer with our complete repair and upholstery service Garden and terrace cushions in outdoor quality materials. Parasol and gazebo cover repairs Re-upholstery of antique and modern furniture. Free pick up and delivery on small items.

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insufferably posh world, where people swirl wine, spit it and tell you it smells of nettles. Of course there are wine snobs. But it would be a shame to their pretentions and the myth that appreciating wine belongs exclusively to rich and privileged connoisseurs, or even your own inverse snobbery, put you off. Wine is a lovely, subtle drink: getting to know it lets you enjoy it all the more. So don´t be intimidated! Here´s some tasting tips to help you get overcome your doubts.

TASTING WINE Sighting, swirling, sniffing, sipping, sampling, slurping…

T

here is a world of wine. It is a sub-culture that almost everyone – since most of us drink wine now and again - knows something of. With the help of the long-running vogue for celebrity chefs on TV every gastronomic element, including wine, has become more familiar. So if we chose a bottle from a wine list we look at its region of origin, its age, whether oaked or not, whether fortified or not. That´s quite a change from selection based on price and colour. But there’s still a sense that the “Wine World” is other: an intimidating subculture of people who know bobal from pinot; and can accurately discuss not just the wine’s region, age and development, but also the climate, soil type and altitude that the grapes that made this particular bottle enjoyed after just one deep sniff. We have a vague impression that these people are part of an annoyingly complicated, intriguingly ritualistic and

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Legs? Wine’s legs – the “tears” that flow down the wine glass when you swirl it – are no indication of quality, but can have implications for the wine´s body: fuller-bodied wines generally have slower legs. Tannins Tannic is the taste of a highly concentrated tea; this comes from tannin, the wine’s natural preservative, which adds complexity. Wines shed tannins as they age, becoming softer in texture and more complex in flavour. The Look Take a look at the wine in the glass. A white background helps: a table cloth or napkin will do. Tilt the glass away from you and look for the difference in colour from the middle to the rim. How would you describe it to a friend? Rich or pale? Clear or dense? Straw or buttercup yellow? Cherry or plum red? Give it a twirl? Swirling the wine round your glass isn´t just affectation: it release the smell. As well as simply bringing some wine higher in the glass (and therefore nearer the nose), a swirl aerates it, letting oxygen combine with ethers and aldehydes to yield the bouquet. The Nose Take a good first sniff at the wine.

Pause a moment then take a longer second sniff. The wine´s aroma varies with grape variety, fermentation and the ageing process. The human nose can detect thousands of distinct scents, contributing to our sense of taste. As with colour we tend to describe the smells with comparisons to something they remind us of, so in a fruity wine you might smell hints of melons or blackberries, in a spicy wine you might smell cinnamon or pepper. You may find yourself thinking of something inedible: people may describe a smell being sharp or deep, metallic or warm...or even, just possibly, nettles! It can be very individual. In the Mouth At last! Don´t rush! There are three stage of taste: the initial impression (is it sweet, sharp or tannic?), then the mid-palette where you get the full flavour in your mouth and then the finish when you swallow and have the final impression in the wine´s aftertaste (and whether you want another mouthful). There is “balance” when all the components (acidity, sweetness, tannin, fruitiness) work together. The taste in a wine can be “complex” – multi-layers of flavours, changing with aeration. Take a second sip and suck in a little air over the top to see how the wine “opens up” in your mouth. A great wine will be balanced, complex, and offer a long aftertaste. If this all sounds difficult don´t be deceived: it simply involves paying attention to your senses. Go to a wine tasting; you don’t need a dictionary, black-tie or a spittoon. At a Bodegas Bentomiz wine tasting you will learn also learn about how the wine is made and how this beautiful young winery has developed; you can also drive since (bad luck!) you won’t get drunk. Make your own wine world, united by an appreciation of the wonderful subtlety of some lovely wines!

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Bodegas Bentomiz vineyard • tours & wine tastings • prize winning wines

As seen at Cómpeta Gardening Club

Mini Excavator with certified operator. Land clearance, Terracing, levelling etc.

Ken the digger man Visit the vineyard and try our wines: Tour and Wine Tasting: 5€/pp Tour, Tapas & Tasting: 9€/pp (min. 8 people) Visit www.bodegasbentomiz.com

Fully legal & registered Professional small team giving a personal service. All our works are guaranteed. Many satisfied customers, References are available

Over 25 Years experience for a personal service please

Bodegas Bentomiz S.L. Finca Almendro, Pago Cuesta Robano, Sayalonga (Malaga) Tel: +34 952 11 59 39 / +34 658 845 285 info@bodegasbentomiz.com

WOOD FOR SALE (DELIVERY INCLUDED)

Only 50€

646 832 068 - 665 381 525

HNOS. TRUJILLO RUSTIC STONE WALLS (EXCELLENT PRICES)

CONTACT KEN ON

952 516 218/ 660 792 282

www.gabionspain.com

Raza

TORROX

HOTEL

Hablamos Espanol

We Speak English

Your Pets will enjoy a wonderful holiday surrounded by nature and in modern facilities For more information call us on:952 535 417 : 686 904 792 : 616 371 034 Alternatively email us at: info@razahotel.com or visit our website at www.razahotel.com

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S E K O J

"A Vodka Martini please mate," I said as I pushed my way in front of two massive women in the cocktail bar. "That's very rude!" one of them said. "Just for that you can buy ours! That'll be two margaritas." "And two cheese and tomato pizzas for these fatties please.”

My wife sent me a text today which said:

Missing Teeth I walked into Greggs and said to the cashier, "I've just bought a sandwich from you, I took one bite and 2 teeth fell out." "Maybe you bit down too hard?" she replied. "They're not my teeth.”

I went to see the Red Arrows today. There were gasps of "Ooh" and "Aah" as the crowds watched on in amazement. Near miss after near miss had some people covering their eyes and shaking their heads in disbelief. It was a good half hour's worth of entertainment, but in the end, my

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wife finally managed to park the car and we made our way to the air show.

I was in the shop today, and there was a little boy crying because he wanted some chocolate buttons. "I haven't got enough money," his mother said to him. "I've got some spare change on me, I'll buy them," I said to her. "Are you sure about that?," she said. "Of course," I replied, "I haven't had chocolate buttons in ages, so it'll be a nice treat for me.”

"I bought somehing special today and I think you will like it. I wont say what it is but I'll give you some hints, it's going to be hot, juicy and wrapped in black rubber, you rarely get it and it will be on the kitchen table when you get home." When I'd finished work I raced home, ran into the kitchen and there was my wife on the kitchen table wearing a black, rubber, crotchless cat suit. All I could say was "Well where's my black pudding?”

Went to PC World earlier... Had to be careful of what I said...

QUIZ Answers from Page 70 1. Polo 2. Play barefoot 3. Only the server can score

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balls to see how far they might travel. 9. Sunil Gavasker 10. 155

4. 23

11. Fulham FC

5. Table Tennis

12. Basketball

6. Basketball

13. Dan Petrescu

7. 1500m

14. The (2003) Rugby World Cup Final

8. Golf - In 1971, astronaut Alan Shepherd hit 2 golf

15. The Grand National

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Pavo Real Bar and Restaurant Christmas at The Pavo Real The Pavo Real would like to thank all their regulars and customers by throwing their Annual Christmas Eve party again with free entry, free food and with music, games and fun for the festive season.

24th Christmas Eve Party 2.00pm Music by Andy Time

25th Christmas Day Lunch 1.30pm 4 course turkey Christmas lunch with all the trimmings Music by Geoff Murrell 31st New Years Eve Party 8.oopm Buffet and all you can drink 35 euro p/p Music by the fabulous Gasoline Please book early for all these evens to avoid disappointment. New Menu and Specials Board. (snack & evening) .

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

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

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

Bottles 1.25 - Pints 2 euro - Tubo 1 euro

New 2 TV' s 50" & 42" so can show different matches at the same time

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Rafters Rastro New 2 You Shop

Household Furniture, Bric-a-brac, Restaurant Equipment, Terrace Furniture, Kitchen Equipment, Wooden Distressed Furniture, Mirrors, Lamps, plus much more... (We buy unwanted household items) Tel: Alan or Wendy 697 276 230 Email: alanbridge20@hotmail.com www.raftersrastro.com C/ Antonio Millón 16 (behind Hotel Jimesol, down steps) Nerja

Ink & Chips

www.inknchips.com

LAPTOPS - DESKTOP SALES AND REPAIR INKJET AND TONER CARTRIDGES PRINTERS - COMPONENTS - CABLES GAME CONSOLES AND MOBILE PHONE REPAIRS DATA RECOVERY - VIRUS CLEANING Visit us at: Av. Castilla Pérez, 62 29780 Nerja (Málaga)

Tlf./Fax: 951 284 371 Mobile: 609 271 652 email: inkchips@gmail.com

José Luis PERSIANAS

SUPPLY & FITTING Ÿ Venetian blinds, canopies, fly-screens, beaded curtains. Ÿ Aluminium & PVC Windows, doors, Ÿ Sun lounges, extensions, Security doors Ÿ Shower screens & curtains Ÿ Lamps, lampshades, wall lights, strip lighting-wide range Ÿ Picture/poster/photo frames & framing service. Laminating Ÿ Glass (clear, tinted, textured) cut to size Avda. La Constitucion 2, Competa Tel: 952 516 397 / 952 553 450Mobile: 658 847 421Email: persianas9@hotmail.com

Inma Ruiz is pleased to welcome you to the brand new premises of

El Bazar de Competa

Perfumery, Herbalist, Cosmetics & Gifts

952 516 895 84 The Grapevine

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Canillas de Albaida

All Areas

€9 per hour

Phone Rob on 690 076 988 or 951 247 171

Tel:00 34 608 658 108 www.horseriding-andalucia.com e-mail: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

Beauty Therapy - Reflexology - Aromatherapy Bowen Technique - Chiropractic Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, no16 Torrox Costa, 29793 Malaga

Fully qualified All work undertaken Free Estimates Roger 648 025 901 Mike 606 246 902 Answerphone: 952 553 282 Looking for a woman for companionship I am looking for a mature women from Northern Europe between the ages of 45 and 65 and ideally living between Competa and the coast and who enjoys the countryside. I don't have any dogs, children, tattoos or a beard but I do have my own hair, car and house in Competa. I am a calm, quiet, honest and friendly, i don't speak much Spanish but I can speak English and Scandinavian very well.

Cómpeta

Mesón Las Gemelas

Advertise Here

My telephone number is 951 321 171

advertise here for only

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

10 Euros Call Helen on 637 028 873

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Cómpeta

Electricians

Torre Del Mar

TELF: 952 53 0122

Mobile:651 956 284

SPANISH LESSONS GRAMMAR & CONVERSATION GROUPS OR ONE TO ONE ALL LEVELS QUALIFIED NATIVE TEACHER www.academia-expresion.es info@academia-expresion.es C/ Lantana nº 1 Caleta de Vélez (next to the church)

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

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

CAR BOOT SALE OLD & NEW

BARGAINS GALORE 1st Sunday of every month

Restaurant El Pantano 9.30am - 1.30pm

(on the a356 towards Colmenar overlooking the lake)

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Local News WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA

RETURN OF THE RAT PACK! On Saturday 1st. December ,2012. The Lodge of European Fraternity No.52 Nerja present a Charity Ball in air of the Butterfly Children Charity DEBRA. To be held at the Restaurant Cueva De Nerja. m7 for 7.30pm. Drinks and canapés, a four course dinner with wine. Cabaret By The Rat pack following on their great success of last year. Frank, Dean and Sammy in Song and comedy plus some Christmas favourites. Tickets €37.50 From Michael Traill Tel.95 253 1312 (Torrox area), Gareth Rees Bowen Tel.95 252 2342 (Nerja area), or David Williams Tel. 627 931 357. (Vinuela area) For details of the charity see www.debra.es

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ONE VOICE’ AT CHRISTMAS One Voice, the choir based in Competa would like to give advance notice of our plans for performances during the festive season. We are at present preparing items for three quite different evenings. Wednesday December 19 A service of 9 lessons and carols in Competa Church, with readings and carols in both Spanish and English. Thursday December 20 A fun evening in the form of a Christmas sing-along at the Alberdini Rural Hotel. Friday December 21 A joint concert with a Spanish choir in Competa Church. Look out for more details next month.

NADFAS Tuesday 30th October 2012 Extra Lecture The Alan Gibbons memorial lecture. World heritage sites of Spain By Roberta Kettel Celebrating our 10th anniversary as an independent NADFAS society And commemorating the life of our late founder member Alan Gibbons. Lecture starts at 6pm in the Cultural Centre (Casa Cultura), Calle Granada, NERJA. Tuesday 13th November The Verano Azul Lecture Windy City - The architecture of chicago by Mike Higginbottom Visitors are most welcome at these presentations Other NADFAS Society Members & Students €5 Non Members €10 For further information please telephone Christina Sinclair (0034) 687 602 057

SUBMARINE PHOTOGRAPY More than 50 divers in 27 teams took part in the two-day 24th Championship of Submarine Photography of Spain in La Herradura. The winner will now join the Spanish team in the Submarine Photography World Championship in Cuba next year.

VELEX MALAGA FISHERMAN Fisherman in Velez Malaga will finally receive help owed to them. They are owed a €160,000 payment of subsidies for suspension of activities last December.

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Local News COSTA ANIMAL SOCIETY : EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2012 Saturday November 10 Scruffs Nerja 2012 at the market site, Almijara II, Nerja. Dogs will be judged in 11 classes – details at casnerja.org. Registration from 12 noon, judging starts 1.00pm. Main sponsor is Nerja Solicitors, Nerja. Raffle, pony rides and stalls to browse. Details from Mike on 699 948 993

Glamour Ball at the Hotel (Rural) Almazara between Nerja and Frigiliana Road. A very special, stylish event! Welcome drink, canapés, fourcourse meal with wine, coffee and liqueurs, plus entertainment from Andy Time and a disco. Tickets 35 euros from the CAS office 95 252 2607 or from Mike on 699 948 993. TO RESERVE : Unless indicated otherwise, telephone the CAS office on 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm).

Tuesday November 13 Quiz Night at MT Bar, Punta Lara, Nerja. Quiz starts 8.30pm. Food available Entrance 3 euros. Book with Mick 671 447 397 or Terry 652 430 383. Next quizzes on December 11 and January 8 Friday November 16 Quiz Night at Restaurante Pan y Playa (formerly Sabor de Amor),Burriana Beach, Nerja Quiz starts 9.00pm. Food available beforehand. Entrance 3 euros. Quizmaster Dave Jamieson. Book direct with restaurant on 665 454 431. Next quiz on December 14. Saturday November 24 Quiz Night at La Casita, Block 80, Torrox Costa, just behind the Safari Bar off the paseo. 7.30 for 8.00pm. Entry 5 euros which includes food. Advance Notice Saturday December 1 The Wonderful Glitz and

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STRANDED DOLPHIN WASHED UP ON THE BEACH IN ALMUÑECAR A stranded dolphin was found on the El Pozuelo beach in Almuñecar, Granada. The animal was about a metre and a half long and was found by the biologist Haren Eneyati. The dolphin was taken to the Marine Species Recovery Centre in Málaga, where it’s hoped it will do well. NERJA BUSINESSES WANT FLEXIBLE OPENING HOURS DURING SUMMER AND EASTER NEXT YEAR. During these busy periods of the year, the population rises

beyond 80,000 people with the influx of tourists and less strict opening hours are essential. The Nerja Businessmen Association (AEN) has shown its support to the town hall, which recently asked the Andalucian Government to consider Nerja a High Tourism Affluence Town (Municipio de Gran Afluencia Turistica). Under this condition, it would be legal for shops to open and close at their wish, from July 1 to September 15 and during official Easter dates (which differ from year to year). Other requirements include a proven increase in hotel and tourist urbanisation bookings, as well as a higher demand of energy, water and sewage services.

Towns in the province such as Manilva, Benalmadena, Estepona, Fuengirola, Mijas or Marbella have already been granted this special condition. It would not be the first time, however, for Nerja to be considered a High Tourism Affluence Town. For the latest four years in a row (2009 to 2012), the Andalucian Government approved it. Now the town is looking for a fifth

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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

Canillas de Aceituno Tel: 952 518 250 Cómpeta Calle San Antonio Tel: 951 289 791

Tel: 952 510 002

Archez

Tel: 952 553 159

Airports

Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553 006

Tel: 952 508 906

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

Sayalonga

Tel : 952 552 404 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

Torre del Mar Tel: 952 540 471 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 010

Cómpeta Tel: 605 276 302 Canillas de Albaida Tel: 952 558 321

Velez Malaga Tel: 952 559 100

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

La Herradura

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

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Telephone

Alcaucin

Salares Sedella

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

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

Town Halls Doctors

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

Vinuela

Tel: 952 519 002

Frigiliana

Tel: 952 533 122 Tel: 958 827 794

Nerja

Tel: 952 548 430

Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 538 200

Taxi Ranks & Drivers Cómpeta Franquelo: El Mellizo: Maximo: Cesáreo: Sayalonga

952 553 535 952 516 056 952 516 199 952 516 205

Ramiro: Velez Malaga Almunecar

952 535 029 952 540 016 958 630 017

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

Bus 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 Departs Canillas de Albaida 7.00 - 9.30 - 15.30 For Competa add 5 minutes For Sayalonga add 20 minutes

To advertise call Helen on 637 028 873


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

Church Services C贸mpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

Church of England Sundays 5.30pm Torre del Mar Lux Mundi Tel: 952 543 334

Consulates

Hospitals

Austria

Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000

Belgium

Tel: 952 399 907

Motril

Denmark

Tel: 952 448 450

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000

Finland

Tel: 952 212 435

France

Tel: 952 214 888

Germany

Tel: 952 363 591

Ireland

Tel: 952 475 108

Italy

Tel: 952 306 150

Tel: 958 603 506

Vets Nerja Clinica San Fernando (vet Expedito) 609 982 941

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500

Torrox Village & Torrox Costa

608 45 42 70

Norway

Tel: 952 210 331

La Herradura

625 233 778

Sweden

Tel: 917 020 000

UK

Tel: 952 352 300

C贸mpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

USA

Tel: 952 474 891

Lake Vinuela Tel 888 888 888

National Holidays

Airlines www.easyjet.com

January 1st

New Years Day

www.bmibaby.com

January 6th

Three Kings Day

www.ryanair.com

February 28th

www.thompsonfly.com

May 1st

www.flymonarch.com

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

www.flybe.com

Andalucia Day May Day

www.xl.com

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad

English Radio Stations

November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion

Evangelical Church Tel: 952 532 825

Global Radio

96.5 FM

Wave

96.0 FM

Fellowship of the King Tel: 958 658 439

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception

99.1 FM

December 25th Christmas Day

Anglican Church of Nerja & Almunecar Tel: 952 525 406

Radio Sol Almijara Spectrum

105.5 FM

REM FM

104.8 FM

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Accommodation

Damp Control

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

Hotel Restaurant Alberdini Tel: 952 51 62 94 Hotel Casa La Mina Tel: 951 321 996

Airconditioning / Heating

Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

www.redwell.com

Damp Control Professional control of all external & internal dampness in your home/terraces etc.

CALL NOW 952 967 015

Construction Steve Smith Construction Tel: 655 067 466 Lee Talbot Construction Tel: 659 324 586 Construcciones Schmid Tel: 652 656 066 Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176

Drains Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Electricians

Tecnicas Tel: 952 52 95 38

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

Carpenters Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Food Stores & Bakeries

Computer Repairs C & Services D

P

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

Health & Beauty Centro Mar y Salud General Practitioner Psychology Physiotherapy Osteopathy Massage Acupuncture Gynaecology Medical Thermography Urology Iridology Vitamin and Mineral dificiencies testing Etioscan Food allergies testing Pedicure Colontherapy Nutritional coaching Yoga Classes Gym classes Costemetic treatments Paseo MarĂ­timo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, 952 532 065 / 617 913 196, www.centromarysalud.com info@centromarysalud.com

The Hair & Beauty Studio

Cruce de Periana, Puente Don Manuel

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

Computers

ta el

Hairdressers

Dr. Bernadette Veeger - General Practitioner

Electricians

Tel: 952 96 78 03 www.malagaclima.com

Jose Luis Persianas Tel: 952 516 397

Please call 666 991 041 for advice & free survey without obligation.

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

Infrared Heating Outside for patios bars, smoking areas - low running cost

Glass, lighting & blinds

Mob: 650 870 625 peter@deltapc.net www.deltapc.net

Advice

Build

Email

Repair

Upgrade

Antivirus

Qualified Sports & Remedial Therapist

Costa Cupcakes Tel: 645 223 933

Furniture Stores

Ink Cartridges & Stationery Tel: 627242977 sales@printerink.es

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

For all enquires please call: 693 740 575

Competa Computers Tel: 617 979 364 Nerja Solutions Tel: 952527145

printerink.es

Unisex Hairdressers

Garden & Landscape S. A. Shaw Tel: 686 650 138

Clinica Europa Tel: 952 53 09 08 Competa Dentist Tel: 952 51 62 08 Cambridge 800 Tel: 666 282 893


Internet & Telephone

Leisure, Hobbie & Gifts

Real Estate Continued

Puffin Dive Centre

Always wanted to dive? Do it this Summer!

Learn to scuba dive in your pool or ours 1 on 1 tuition Must be under 75 years old!

Fast & Reliable, no land line required, free installation in ALL areas, unlimited download, free telephone calls worldwide. Avenida La Pancha, Edificio San Andrés, local 1-3, Algarrobo Costa, 29750 Malaga, 951 239 888, email: info@bb4s.com, www.bb4s.com

InterVision Broadband Internet - Satellite - Television

Tel: 645 223 933 - www.intervision.co

Competa Tel: 608 658 108

www.horseriding-andalucia.com email: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

www.buggytours.net Tel: 653 635 180

Nerja Solutions Tel: 952527145

Jewellery Design

Xioma

www.puffin.org.uk +44 800 542 8181

An exclusive collection 925° Silver

Karin Gabrielle Van Camp Jewellery Designer

Tel: 633 897 499 - xiomacollection@gmail.com

Kennels & Pets

Wagtails

Mechanics & Recovery

The

BIG Garage

Tel: 952 528 961

35 Castillo alto, poligono industrial, Nerja 29780

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

Boarding kennels for cats and dogs www.wagtails.es Tel: Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935

Como Piensos Tel: 952 516 118 Raza Hotel Tel: 616 371 034

Kitchens IDE Cocina Tel: 952 541 895

Locksmiths LOCKSMITH

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

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

www.solutions4u-competa.com

Asesoria Aljarife Tel:952 516 600

Removals UK Deliveries Tel: 951 247 240 / 608 091 6

Real Estate

UK C&G Qualified, Callouts (24/7) and / or appointments Call Paul Tel: 664367511 – email: pcandmrogers@gmail.com Tel: (+34) 620 914 104

Tel: (+34) 951 321 359

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

www.inland-property.com Tel: ( 0034 ) 952 55 34 98 Solutions 4 U Tel: 952 55 38 07 Taurus Real Estate, Tel: 952 535 043 www.casacompeta.com Property Direct Portal Tel: 686 361 003

www.b-smart.es Restaurants & Bars Alberdini Restaurante Tel: 661 188 466 La Casona - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 37 01 Cantueso Restaurante Tel: 699 946 213 El Pilon Tel: 952 553 512 Bar Fernans Tel: 952 553 792 Cortijo Paco Tel: 952 553 647 Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 639 263 310 Museo del vino Tel: 952 553 314 Taj Majal - Torrox Costa Tel: 952 534 972 Bar Miguel Tel: 952 51 67 54 The Boatyard Bar Tel: 659 778 105 The Boathouse Tel: 610 131 569 The Pavo Real Tel: 654 869 083 Hotel Casa La Mina Tel: 951 321 996 The Town Frier Tel: 608 531 601


The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services

Spa’s & Saunas

Nerja Solutions Tel: 952 527 145 Total Satellite Installations Tel: 629 556 266

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

Naturevets Tel: 952 55 38 50

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

Solicitors

Wines Upholstery

Delprado Solicitors Tel: 95 252 72 74

Lizzy Reilly Tel: 952 55 35 75

Mobility

Tel. 952 50 25 27 E-Mail: juanverdun@juanverdun.com

Mobility Products For Sale or Hire

House Martins

Tel: 95 296 7015 / Mob: 635 445 279

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

Swimming Pool Heating

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

Windows & Doors UPVC-WINDOWS/DOORS

Villa Care www.bluebadgemobility.com

Bodega Bentomiz Tel: 952 11 59 39

Official Manufacturer

First Glass Curtains Tel: 952 426 191

Property Care and Management Services

Todo Casa Tel: 628 776 226

Pet Supplies

Work Opportunities Retail Eyes euapplication@retaileyes.co.uk

Como Piensos Tel: 951 51 61 18

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

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTATION

www.walkersremovals.co.uk Established 1915

Northampton (00 44) 1604 704 030 Email: Removals@walkerpack.co.uk Head Office 33-34 Liliput Road, Brackmills, Northampton NN4 7DT


in June

NOVEMBER

CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services every Sunday in the Sanysol Chapel, Torre del Mar at 10.30 a.m., and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LAKE VINUELA SOCIAL CLUB We meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 12 noon until approx. 2.30pm followed by lunch at the Bar Atila in Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activites and meet like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, open the box. For details of upcoming social events contact:- Telephone 634372130

Pilates - Tuesday midday - 1 pm. Bridge Club Tuesday 2.15-6 pm, Art Group Thursday 3 -5 pm. Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 -1.30 pm, Bridge Club Friday 2.15.

in November

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION TORRE DEL MAR We meet every Wednesday at La Vega Rest Torre Del Mar between 12 & 1-30 2nd Poppy Ball 11th Remembrance Day Service at the Mainake Hotel TDM all welcome 11th Remembrance Day Lunch 26th Quiz Night 28th Christmas Bazaar All proceeds are for the POPPY APPEAL For Bookings & Info Tel 663658354 e mail rbl-tdm@hotmail.com Web www.rbl-torredelmar.org.uk BENAJARAFE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CLUB ( B.I.S.C.) We meet every monday at 2.30 pm at the Esperanza Café /resturante on the coast road at km 261 in Benajarafe. We are a registered charity. For details phone Heather on 63497956 or see you Mondays at 2.30.

TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB We meet every Wednesday between 12 Noon and 2.00 pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 at Trapiche which is North of Velez Malaga LUX MUNDI TORRE DEL MAR Please note that Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Centre on the Granada Road. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche on will be closed for the month of august except for Wednesdays, or call our dedicated booking line – the friday coffee morning each week and the 680 764 130 sunday anglican church service. Friday- Coffee Morning. Refreshments, Boutique, COMPETA CUDECA CANCER CARE SUPPORT Bric-a-brac, preserves, library, books for sale. GROUP 11.00am – 1.00pm.Mobility Equipment Available: Your local Cudeca Cancer Care Support Group Wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, child car seat, meet on a monthly basis in Competa. So if you or and many other mobility aids If you need help or wish to hire equipment please contact the Centre your family are living with cancer, you are very welcome to come along and join us. Please by telephone. contact me, Cindy jones 665156467 or email cindyjones19@hotmail.com FELLOWSHIP OF THE KING We meet at Fellowship of the King premises APARIV ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Will hold QUIZ NIGHTS Prizes, Raffles and Food Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Nov 9th, 8pm, Rincon de la Victoria, Los Moreno Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185. Nov 14th, 7:30 pm, At Sands & Co , Torrox Costa, Fellowship of the King Sunday Worship - 11am. Nov 30, 8pm Bar Viva, Torre Del Mar Wednesday Fellowship 3 - 5 pm. More Information call Stephen 952 514671 Midweek activities

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Opening hours in August 10-14, or by appointment.

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

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

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

COMPETA

CORUMBELA

Gorgeous tranquil villa, 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, large lounge, fully fitted kitchen, family bathroom & double glazed windows. Walled terrace with 8 x 4m pool. 2500m虏 garden all fenced and gated. Fantastic value!

Charming renovated 2 bed town house in the centre of the village. Lounge with fireplace, fully fitted kitchen/diner, walk in larder, 2 double bedrooms, family bathroom, roof terrace with views to Torre del Mar.

Ref: C3293

190,000 euro

Ref: C1158

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635

email: clara@taurusrealestate.com

99,950 euro

TORROX Beautiful traditional renovated country house in a fabulous position in the Rio Torrox Valley. 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living area. Set in an exotic terraced garden with a 3 x 4m pool, shaded dining area and BBQ. Ref: C3252

205,000 euro

www.taurusrealestate.com

SEDELLA

ALGARROBO

Attractive 3 bed country home of 143m2 in quiet location between the villages of Salares & Sedella with fabulous mountain views. Spacious living room, f/f kitchen & 2 bathrooms. Store room of 19m2. Vineyard of approx. 400 vines. Good access.

Fabulous country villa in an idyllic location. Impressive fully fitted kitchen with dining area, spacious lounge, 2 double bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. 8 x 4m pool, outside kitchen & garage. This property has every conceivable luxury you could wish for.

Ref: C3328

270,000 euro

Ref: T754

466,000 euro

COMPETA Charming 3 bed traditional town house in a super central location. 2 bathrooms, large kitchen/diner, pretty lounge and a really good size roof terrace for al fresco dining. Spacious accommodation and lots of character Ref: C1142

99,000 euro

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