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This time of year I love, it is when you realise what a pleasure it is to live in Spain. The UK goes into winter while we are still enjoying beach days and lunching outside. The children are now back at school and without a half term in October, as in the UK, it is straight through to Christmas without a break so our routine will be well and truly etched in over the next few weeks. Both children are at secondary school now which still sounds strange as I remember writing in an editors note in one of the first Grapevine magazines that they were off to start nursery at nine months old!! Mid month there is a bank holiday, 12th October, this is the Dia de la Hispanidad. The day is celebrated to commemorate the arrival of Columbus in Americas in 1906. It is also celebrated as the day of the Armed Forces in Spain. The day sees tranquil celebrations in the country. and is marked with the raising of Spain's National Flag in Madrid by the king of Spain. Also in October there is the Day of the Bicycle in Competa, along with the International Symposium Art event where 10 international artists will travel to the village to participate, see page 22. Artist Jo Dennison will continue her Fantasy to Reality exhibition into the middle of October and along with the Torrox and Nerja festivals its another fun month! Finally for any athletes out there, there is a 8k running race in Archez on Sunday 11th October. Enjoy and keep reading The Editor .

Inside This Month 22 International Art Symposium Art & moved by the energy, light & inspiration! 26 Competa Hikes Competa Hikes and Axareducacion, sponsor a free day out for the children in the region.

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54 The Property Feature A selection of homes for sale from the leading estate agents in the Axarquia Region 84 Miracle Tree, moringa oleifera Campo Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh

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

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Attractive modern centrally located 1st floor 2 bed 1 bath apartment (72 m²) with lift access, 2 double beds, spacious living/dining room, large kitchen, storage room and use of the communal roof terrace.


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Fabulous 3 bed 2 bath country villa (109 m²) situated within an olive grove with spacious living accommodation, part-covered terrace, gazebo, pool, storage/utility rooms and breathtaking countryside views.

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Traditional village house (90 m²) with 2 beds, 1 bath and a cloak/wc located within walking distance of all village amenities with spacious living accommodation over 2 floors with potential to extend and 2 roof terraces.

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Spacious traditional rustic style village house (110 m²) with 3/4 beds, 1 bath and cloakroom/wc. A property with many original features, great dining kitchen, large living room, courtyard terrace and 2 roof terraces.

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Doñana National Park


NEWS IN SPAIN This months update


62-year-old Spanish woman has announced that she is about to give birth to her third child, prompting criticism from the medical sector and calls for a limit on the age at which women can obtain fertility treatment. Lina Álvarez is eight months pregnant with a baby girl she said she would name after herself. “I feel like a woman of 30,” Ms Álvarez told the newspaper La Voz de Galicia. “I feel rejuvenated due to the hormonal changes and the joy that I feel.” Ms Álvarez, a doctor from Lugo in north-west Spain, said her first child was born with cerebral palsy 27 years ago after being damaged by the needle used in an amniocentesis. Then, 10 years after her menopause, Ms Álvarez had a second child at the age of 52, thanks to IVF treatment. When she decided she wanted a third baby, many clinics refused to help her because of her age. “But one gynaecologist in Madrid – who I won’t name as I haven’t checked if he agrees – said I should take some tests, and that if I passed we would try with an implanted embryo. "There was only a six per cent chance, but I got pregnant, with a girl. And I feel

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fine and lead a normal life,” said Ms Álvarez of her “miracle”.“This person is taking on a huge risk,” José Antonio Castilla, the former secretary general of the Spanish Fertility Society, told the digital newspaper El Diario. “The law which regulates assisted reproduction states that treatment should only be given when neither the baby nor the mother is put at risk.” The law does not include a limit on the mother’s age, but doctors agree that beyond the natural age for childbirth, the likelihood of premature birth, hypertension, diabetes and haemorrhaging during labour is far higher. “If we take it that a woman does not get pregnant naturally after 50, we should not contribute to that overload on the body,” argued Juan Antonio Velasco, the director of the IVI fertility clinic in Madrid. “I had the same criticism when I had my son at 52,” Ms Álvarez responded. “But I don’t have a generational conflict with my children, I am open to life and healthy. Ms Álvarez’s baby already weighs around four and a half pounds, meaning that even a premature birth should not present any serious problems at this stage.

Spanish wetland home to 2,000 species of wildlife – including around 6 million migratory birds – is on track to join a Unesco world heritage danger list, according to a new report. Doñana is an Andalusian reserve of sand dunes, shallow streams and lagoons, stretching for 540 square kilometres (209 square miles) where flamingoes feed and wild horses and Iberian lynx still roam. But the Doñana region is said to have lost 80% of its natural water supplies due to marsh drainage, intensive agriculture, and water pollution from the mining industry. Spain now has until 1 December to declare Doñana permanently off limits for dredging and industrial activity in a report to Unesco, or face becoming the first EU country to have a national park classified as being “in danger”.Eva Hernández, a spokeswoman for WWF, which is launching a campaign to save Doñana said that the park’s situation had become critical. “Doñana’s biodiversity has eroded over the last 40 years and we are reaching a point of no return,” she said. “We could do things to recover the park – and some things are being done – but the pressures on it from private and public companies are becoming unbearable. We must decide whether it is more important to consume all of Doñana’s resources or to preserve its biodiversity and services to the people.”


ore than 100 rail passengers were left stranded in Spain after their driver stopped the train because he had reached the maximum number of hours he could legally work, officials have said. The train, operated by Spain’s state rail company, Renfe, had left the northern city of Santander bound for Madrid. After failing to find anyone to take over, he got off the train “saying that he had exceeded his shift hours”.

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HOTEL BALCÓN DE CÓMPETA THE THREE STAR HOTEL IN THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF CÓMPETA C/San Antonio, 75 - Cómpeta Tel: (+34) 952 55 3662 / 3535 Fax (+34) 952 51 6780 Email: WHATSAPP: (+ 34) 671132563 FACEBOOK: /HotelBalconDeCompeta Website: See Map Spot 11


BBQ EVERY SATURDAY FROM 19:30h PAELLA SUNDAY 2nd, 16th, 30th FROM 13:00h CARVERY SUNDAY 9TH and 23RD FROM 13:00h To 16:00h A Fabulous BUFFET Lunch offering an array of Delicious culinary pleasure, Soup, Salad, 3 different kinds of Meat. Price per Person 13€ pp Drinks not Included. New Menu “A la Carte” and Wine List Available BARRY MARX 15th October at 19:30h LIVE MUSIC Book your table in advance. FLAMENCO GUITAR LIVE MUSIC 21ST October From 20:00h Book your Table in advance. Swimming Pool Bar and Swimming Pool closed in October MENU DEL DIA, only for Lunch and just 8€ including one drink (not available on Sundays), except Thursdays SUNDAY LUNCH: 2nd , 16th, 30th October Traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding (other Dishes are Available), set menu of 3 dishes just 10 euros, no drinks included BEAUTY SESSION, TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN: Every Monday from 17.00h you can enjoy a Beauty Session. You will try some products in a Women’s Party, Do not miss this opportunity because Mary Kay does not sell beauty, it teaches. Reservation is necessary (maximum 4 people per session and maximum 2 hours). Breakfast Menu including a Full English Breakfast Kitchen open daily for Lunch & Dinner in Restaurante María or in our Terrace , except Thursdays. Celebrate your Birthday, Meet with your Friends, Confirmation, Wedding or any Event you like in our Ball Room, Restaurant, Terrace or by the Pool .









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Aurelia and Natalia have taken over El Cortijo (formly Cortico Paco) with 10 years of experience as chefs at a previous restaurant in Competa they are now looking forward to having their own restaurant where they will offer new flavours and new ideas. They offer customers a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous food with spectacular views down to the coast.

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ACTION FOR ANIMALS Puppies Galore and a Pram Rally!!


eptember was puppy month at Action for Animals, when six puppies were brought to us for rehoming, having been found abandoned at just four weeks old. The first two were brought to us at 10a.m after being discovered in a cardboard box in Cómpeta, where they'd been left outside the house of a known dog lover. Unfortunately the owner of the house was away, so the dogs had been there for some time before a kind neighbour spotted them and carried them to safety. The second litter of four pups arrived at our shop an hour later, having been dumped outside Portichuelo in Cómpeta. All six pups have been fortunate enough to find emergency foster carers, but their foster carers can no longer keep them, due to other commitments. These pups urgently need fostering until we can find them permanent homes. Fostering is rewarding work and we can provide you with everything you'll need to take care of these little beauties – including large cages to keep them safe while they're in

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your home, if you're worried about them getting under your feet! But most of all they need their forever homes. We hope these photos might persuade you to adopt one and if you'd like to meet them you can pop into our shop and see just how gorgeous they are for yourself. Our little bottle fed kitten, Alfie, is also now ready for adoption, so please ring me if you're interested, or call in to meet him any Wednesday, when he visits the shop with Sandiey, his foster mum. On November 26th we're organizing a fundraising fancy dress pram rally around the streets of Cómpeta. If you'd like to participate, we're looking for teams of up to five people, in fancy dress, using homemade, decorated prams. Starting at Plaza del Carmen and finishing at Bar Lorena, there'll be various compulsory ‘pit stops’ at bars and restaurants along the route, where all teams will be

required to collect a coupon, as proof of their visit. There will be prizes for first to finish the course and the best dressed pram and team. So pimp your pram and come and join the fun! . The race is open to over 18’s with an entry fee of 5€ per person – spectators free! . Entries open from October 2nd Application forms and more information from our charity shop. Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, Cómpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday and 10.00-13.30 Saturday

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

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

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

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Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

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

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

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Friday & Saturday night Specials, come along and enjoy the traditional Spanish food prepared by Maria, our guest cook. Our new menu is available from the beginning of June, lots of tasty snacks, starters, main courses and homemade puddings.

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INTERNATIONAL ART SYMPOSIUM IN COMPETA, SPAIN FROM 17 UNTIL 22 OCTOBER 2016 Art & moved by the energy, light & inspiration!


he 2nd International Art Symposium LUZ will soon take place! The concept of the symposium is to bring artists together. Professional, experienced and talented artists from all over the world are selected, from either a painting, sculpting or drawing background. The Artists will have the chance to make new contacts, be inspired, and possibly develop themselves further. They will also of course get the opportunity to enjoy the rich Spanish culture. The event will be open to the public. The Symposium will open on Monday October 17th. at 11am. There will be a welcome ceremony for the artists with each of them giving a brief talk about their art. Ten artists will participate, from the countries of; Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Belarus, Armenia and the Netherlands. If all goes as planned also artists from Azerbaijan and India. In fact the week begins on Saturday the 15th October when the artists first arrive. Sunday 16th is an excursion day in cultural Malaga.

From Monday the 17th to Friday the 21st, they are at work in public areas in the centre of Competa; the Salon de Actos, 'Casa la Fabula', the home of Danish artist Eva Joensen and the gallery garden. Villagers, art lovers and tourists can come and observe the process of creation. The artists are working in their own particular style, with spontaneity, originality and creativity. The great thing about this event, is that people can meet the artist in person. The event will help to gain insight into the life of an artist and the process of creating art. Lieuwke Loth runs the gallery and is an artist herself. Unable to contain her enthusiasm for art events she decided to fully invest her energy into forming this gathering of creative minds. She is now the organizer of the LUZ symposium, the Art Days and Artwalks. Lieuwke herself has experienced how enriching a symposium can be. She discovered that finding inspiration, energy, joy and good artist-friendships is an invaluable thing. This created a strong desire to offer this same enrichment to

her colleagues in Spain. On the morning of Monday 17th, Bronzecaster Daan van Neerven will give a brief explanation of the casting process and techniques. He will come all the way from Holland to give a bronze casting course and show the process of bronze casting. The course will be teaching the techniques to cast small bronze statues. He will be working at Casa La Fabula, Eva Joensens studio. For more information about participating in the course, daily schedule and times of casting: check the gallery website or facebookpage. Lieuwke Loth is a sculptor and will prepare wax models to be cast during the week. Her bronzes can be seen on the website: and of course in the gallery Luz de la Vida! At the end of the week all pieces of art will be collected and we'll make a nice art exhibition of it all. The inauguration of the exhibition is on Saturday the 22nd October at 12pm in the Galeria Luz de la Vida. You are welcome to celebrate the outcome of a week full of creativity together with the artists! The exhibition will be open on Sunday the 23rd, and then according to the opening hours until the end of November. A number of works will be on sale during the exhibition so for anyone looking for a unique, good quality, piece of art come along! If you like this kind of event you can support it by purchasing art. Art Symposium LUZ will be organized by Galeria Luz de la Vida/ Lieuwke Loth. Everyone is welcome to come to this very special event! The village is worth a visit - plenty of nice bars and restaurants whilst also being surrounded by beautiful nature. For more information and for updates and see the program on: mposium-luz-october-2016 or

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here are often discrepancies between the real meters of a property or plot and those which are registered in the Land Registry or Cadastre Office. This can be due to extensions being added to a property, or in the case of land, to the segregation of a plot from a larger plot, without reporting these changes to the correct authorities, (i.e. the Land Registry and the Cadastre office). These discrepancies can cause problems when applying for a mortgage as Banks will not finance a property that is not correctly registered. In order to rectify the situation a new deed must be made declaring the new construction or segregation and specifying the actual size. This would require a Certificate detailing the actual meters to be issued by a qualified Architect which should then be duly registered in the Land Registry. In reality the measurements in the Land Registry and the Cadastre Office rarely match, because the measurements in the Registry are from

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measurements taken by an Architect and the surface areas in the Cadastre Office are taken from aerial photographs. If you have any problems regarding the discrepancies between real measurements and those documented in either the Land Registry or the Cadastre Office you would need expert legal advice on the best way to rectify the situation. In most cases it can only be done by submitting documentation relating to the property, such as the Deed of Sale, the Deed of New Construction, plans, drawings, photographs, certificates etc. to the Cadastre Office so that their technical staff can proceed to update the specifications and modify the documented areas. There are also many cases where the property or plot is not registered under the name of the actual owner in the Land Registry or the Cadastre Office. In these cases it is not simply a matter of rectifying the measurements, but a matter of registering the property or plot for the first time. If this necessary, in addition to submitting documentation to

prove the physical reality of the plot or property you would also need to provide at least the last 4 years of IBI (rates) receipts. To avoid all of these problems, we always recommend that before buying a plot or a property you should check the Land Registry and Cadastre office to ensure that the details are correctly documented. This process would require the assistance of a qualified expert who can make all of the necessary enquiries to confirm that everything is in order. José Manuel Garzón - Senior Partner Our company Marbellasolicitors Group has over 15 years experience, helping hundreds of clients to purchase properties and plots both on the coast and inland, so please don't hesitate to contact us for our advice on this or any other legal issue. Go ahead and make a free noobligation appointment now in our Axarquia (Vélez-Málaga) or Nerja offices! Email: or ring 952901225.

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COMPETA HIKES Competa Hikes and Axareducacion, sponsor a free day out for the children in the region.


4 kids, the Park Ranger, Competa Hikes and Axareducacion set off to the high road. Walking sticks, water bottles and quizzes in hand, the wonderful excitement that only children can provide, buzzing around us, for our monthly walk with the children of Axarquia. Kids walking A 2 hour walk ahead of us, full of the history of the Old Silk Route between Malaga and Granada, spring bloom, aromas of medicinal herbs and new life beginning again with birds nesting, butterflies skipping and bees conducting their important daily work…. And out of the clouds, that had cast their grey shadow over us for days, came the sun, happy to see us all out and about on such a rewarding mission. Every month Competa Hikes {} and

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Axareducacion {}, sponsor a free day out for the children in the region, and their parents. The aim of this initiative, is to get children and their families walking together, out in the splendid natural environment that we are spoiled to live in. To show them how stimulating and exhilarating such a simple activity can be, to teach them about all the interesting plant and animal life right on their doorstep, and to commit them to preservation and conservation of the area. To give them such a love of life here at an early age so that they grow up with the respect such an environment deserves and needs of the next generation. This walking route is a challenging hike, climbing high above the Patamelara river valley, where few walkers tread the path, but where the nightly antics of Ibex, Wild Boar and others create a route of

wonderful challenges, exciting for the children that tire easily of ‘boring’ flat wide tracks through the mountains. This is the perfect and appropriate route to challenge the physical ability of the children and at the same time engage their interest in all that is around them, as we ‘cut our way through the jungle’! And so we hiked along a single, narrow, wild goat track, climbing over fallen trees, weaving through thick bush and shrub, and watching the wildlife busy with its Spring duties, not least Falcons and White Booted Eagles nesting in the high cliffs above us. Throughout the hike we were flanked by stunning views of the highest peaks here in the Almijara and Tejeda mountain ranges, the Mediterranean sea and the North Coast of Africa. And every 30 minutes or so we would stop for a drink and a briefing from the

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Park Ranger, resting on ancient stone walls that once upon a time, edged the Old Silk Trading route between Malaga and Granada. Here we reflected on the challenges these traders faced, with only donkeys to carry their precious loads of spices and silks that originated in Africa, docked in Malaga and now would bear fruit for these traders, at the markets in Granada. The children learned about the animals that love in these mountains, about the highest and smallest peaks of this sierra range, about what is dangerous and what is good, about medicinal herbs and their uses, about the importance of various plants and trees, and about what we can do to ensure we do not ruin this natural environment. Back at Finca Los Pinos, the walking lodge of Competa Hikes, the children enjoyed a well deserved swim in the heated outdoor pool and a large freshly

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made Paella and salads. And then it was time for the quiz. Their enthusiasm warmed my senses [perhaps it was just the promise of prizes] but I truly believe they were very excited to show us what they had learned. And for us, I was keen to understand if this initiative was effective. Are the children really learning? With the final question of the quiz asking for free writing of thoughts and views by the children themselves, we would also be able to understand their sentiment. Well sentiment was truly inspiring as the children wrote about how much they loved being outside and hiking high I the mountains, and they had absorbed so much of the knowledge that was imparted on them by the Park Ranger. This indeed had been a successful day against our objectives and mission. It was a tough call for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, but ultimately all the

children received a little prize , prizes linked to the outdoors, walking and nature. For me this day and all the other days we have had walking with children over the Autumn, Winter and Spring 2015/2106, have taught me so much about this young generation, their yearning for knowledge, and their ability to comprehend way more beyond what is simply physically in front of them. And that we need not lose heart over the seemingly abrasive and harsh thrust of technology they face and love so much in this day and age. The great outdoors, nature and the environment still hold much entertainment and interest for this new generation. Our challenge therefore only lies in ensuring they are exposed to the great outdoors, and that we continue to drive their opportunity to be part of it.

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As more Spanish supermarkets start to sell basic English foods we've continued to focus on those harder to find things. You can always expect the staples but we also we have pectin for those jam and pickle brewers, herbs and spices from asafoetida to zaatar, a great selection of Asian ingredients & foods and loads of vegetarian fare, from the well known brands like Linda McCartney and Quorn to tarka dhal. Every fortnight we have a delivery that includes rebranded overstocks from top quality supermarkets which can include anything from luxury fishcakes to misshapen shortbread.


In both the shop and the website Moroccan decor is still a big part of lives. It's often not an out of the box purchase, many items are individually designed and made . This year we have designed and produced furniture including daybeds, sofas, corner fountains and an incredible mosaic table with a fire pit. Anything from individual pieces to complete terraces and rooms & homes.

Whats new and whats coming up.


ne of the questions we are most frequently asked is what is the difference between Sugar and Spice and La Casa Bella. The website is all about decor, whilst Sugar and Spice is a community based shop. They can best be described as the same flavour. Whilst we don't have all the things on the website in the shop - we would need a building as big as Ikea - we do have many decorative bits and pieces in the shop that we don't have on the website. - website Our ecommerce furniture website has now been up and running for 18 months and has provided us greater opportunities to increase our furniture, gift and home wares ranges and expand our styles. We are constantly tracking down new suppliers and finding new products that complement our existing ranges. Anything that is available on the website can be ordered through the shop, just send us an email or call in.

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Sugar and Spice - shop In the shop we've been knocking out walls, moving things round and mixing things up. We've shifted the emphasis of the shop making it adaptable. We have increased the space in our furniture show room by 50% and added more room in the main shop. We want to make our space as flexible as possible so that we can keep changing the stock to bring you a different shopping experience each time you visit. The extra space has allowed us to increase the furniture ranges on display to include examples of our 6 best selling furniture lines. (see for more information). What we don't have is one of everything available in the range but what you can do is view the quality of the furniture before you make your choice. We have over the autumn been resting our ladies clothes lines. In September the wholesales were full of winter woolies, whilst the temperatures we're pushing 40C on some days. We currently have a selection of wraps and cardigans for chilly evenings and we'll have more lovely ladies fashions arriving to suit the weather.

At both Sugar & Spice and La Casa Bella we aim to bring you more of what you want, fresh ideas & new treasures for every day. It is our mission is to provide an experience full of inspiration & style, where shopping is a pleasure, where you can always expect more and pay less. To keep in touch follow us on Facebook For what's new, what's coming up, events and news:. sugarandspice.competa/ .

For home and decor, articles, new ranges & special offers: lacasabellaspain .

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We now accept credit cards.

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Home cooked foods Friday & Saturday night Specials, come along and enjoy the traditional Spanish food prepared by Maria, our guest cook. Our new menu is available from the beginning of June, lots of tasty snacks, starters, main courses and homemade puddings.

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Pavo Real

Bar and Restaurant Open 7 days a week (incl. Kitchen) 12.00pm until late - TEL: 654 869 083

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

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

Friday 7th October Quiz Night from 7pm

2x 50"TV's so can show different matches at the same time

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

Basic Yoga / Vinyasa Flow / Pilates / Yin Yoga See Map Spot 40

Morning and evening classes for everyone. Spacious classroom with changing rooms and showers. Therapeutic massages: Calle Trinidad 26B - Cรณmpeta

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“Lost BBC & ITV?” IPTV is the answer. No dish required Just an Internet connection (1.5MB minimum) 19 Top UK channels 7 day Catch Up TV This is the NEXT GENERATION of TV All this for just 17.99€ per month + installation Please call for more details 1.3mtr DISH FIT ONLY 280€ Realignments & Relocations from 40€ New Sky+HD Boxes 260€ Humax Freesat Recordable HD Boxes .

If we lose all the BBC and ITV channels these are the Digi Boxes for ON DEMAND TV

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ServiExpréss Sánchez Maintenance of all types of vehicles Oil & liquid changes Suspensions, transmissions & brakes. See Map Large stock of batteries Spot 56 Brake Pads supplied and fitted Suspensions supplied and fitted

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León Blanco Antigüedades y más

Avda. de Nerja, 13 bajo - Competa (Malaga) Tel: 665 266 385

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Plaza Almijara, 2 bajo Competa (Malaga) 655 432 659


Good quality. Good prices. Free delivery. Restoration & bespoke furniture construction. Avenida de la Constitución 18, COMPETA Open: 10-3 Mon-Fri / Sat 10-2 Tel: 618226647 To advertise call 637 028 873

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Café + Pitufo Coffee + Small Panini Kaffee + Kleines Brötchen Café + petit sandwich

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10% Discount on other purchases with this advert

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La Taberna de Oscar Plaza Pantaleón Romero, 2, Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 37 22 email:

Exotic ingredients, big flavours, dishes to share. Oscar's offers you a wonderful and varied menu that is unique to Competa. We have wok specialities and many vegetarian options, as well as authentic tagines and curries. Of course we also offer Spanish and Mediterranean food as well as a 'Specials Board' that changes daily. Choose from such dishes as our: -

Slow roast shoulder of lamb for two Pan fried white fish with chilli and coconut milk Sautéed spinach with feta cheese and five spices Slow roast pork belly with crackling, sticky sauce & pickled salad

New Menu & Rooftop Restaurant

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Property Sales for Cรณmpeta & surrounding areas

Brogan Properties will be relaunching in October 2016. . Brogan Properties are a professional, proactive and personable Real Estate Agent selling properties in Competa and surrounding areas. .

A new state of the art, dynamic website will be active this month. .

To register your property please contact us now. (+34) 952 553 860 (+34) 620 914 104 or (+34) 628 776 226 To advertise call 637 028 873

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Steve Brogan

Alick Howard

THE RELAUNCH OF BROGAN PROPERTIES Steve Brogan and Alick Howard form a team.


t was with great pleasure that last month The Grapevine interviewed Steve Brogan. I met Steve nearly 13 years ago when he helped us buy our villa and we have been friends ever since. 10 years ago he set up Brogan Properties, a real estate business based in the Cรณmpeta area. He became a well known and respected real estate agent in Cรณmpeta and the surrounding villages. He sold many properties to clients who subsequently became friends. Before Steve came to Spain he owned and ran recruitment businesses in Hampshire in the south of England, together with his partner. He gained a wealth of experience in understanding and meeting clients' needs. This knowledge proved invaluable when establishing and running

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his estate agency business. Following an extended break, Steve has decided to relaunch Brogan Properties. This came about when he was socialising with friends one afternoon, one of whom explained they were looking to buy another property in Cรณmpeta and they detailed the type of property they were looking for. Steve realised he knew of a property that could be a perfect match for them. Within a few days they were viewing the property, they loved it and put in an offer. The offer was accepted and the sale is currently going through. His friend and the seller were over the moon. The sense of satisfaction Steve gained from this exercise made him realise that he should be back in the real estate business. He was under no illusion that

starting up a real estate business again would be hard work, however he was fully refreshed and ready for the challenge. Having made the decision to start again in Cรณmpeta with his extensive knowledge, experience and contacts the natural progression is the relaunch of Brogan Properties. An added bonus presented itself which was a chance to build the business with the help of someone else, Alick Howard, who is also a well known and established businessman in Cรณmpeta. This seemed the perfect fit to complete the plan. He could start the business and share the work load. This would mean he could try and keep the work/life balance he didn't perhaps achieve last time. Working with other people would present new opportunities, ideas

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and possibilities for Brogan Properties. Steve was keen to point out that with more people, Brogan Properties could provide even better customer service and a larger support network could only result in positive benefits for the clients and the business. Steve and Alick will become the face of Brogan Properties and they will build on the platform Steve established previously. Steve still has many contacts in the business and worked well alongside other Estate Agents in the area. He is experienced and credible in the industry. He has maintained contact with the legal profession and local Town Halls. As a consequence, he is fully conversant with all aspects of the buying and selling process. October will be the relaunch of Brogan Properties and their new

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website will be online this month with a new web address This web address has changed slightly and is not to be confused with the previous one used for Brogan Properties. As Brogan Properties will be primarily a web based real estate agent, the website has been designed to be fast, responsive and search engine friendly. As a consequence it is designed to reach a far wider buying audience. It will be fully responsive, which means as well as working well on desk top computers it will be tablet and mobile friendly. You will be able to save properties to a 'favourites' list without having to log in and will be able to find your dream home using full search and filter options. The site will provide you with local news and information on the property market and buying a

property in Spain. So if you are selling your home, or thinking of selling your home, please get in contact with either Steve or Alick to list your property on the new Brogan Properties site. Brogan Properties will be providing a complete service, which will include pre and post sale advice. We will accompany clients throughout the complete buying and selling process. Contact Brogan properties on 620 91 41 04 and 628 77 62 26 See advert on page 43

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El Mosquin Cรณmpeta Tel: 608 658 108 email:

customers. The riding boots can already be seen at the stables in Canillas de Albaida and the website for browsing and buying should be on line in time for Christmas ordering.

RIDING BOOTS FOR SALE Quality leather boots from Caballos de Mosquin


otas Camino SL is the new company being launched by Eva from Caballos de Mosquin riding school. Eva has always sold riding boots from her riding school and in the past she has located the boots in some outlets around Competa. Rather than dabbling in the sale of boots she is in the process of launching her own company and website and is a sole distributor

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in Scandinavia for a Spanish company that produce original Spanish handmade leather boots The aim is for quality, uniqueness and appeal to both riders and non riders alike. The riding boots are not a fashion item and can be custom made and thus unique to the buyer. Any special measurements can be submitted for example wide calves and a bespoke custom made boot can be produced for

The riding boots are of an exceptional quality of leather and should last for years and years. Eva has seen a demand in these type of boots and people are enquiring for them now for the winter period. If you are interested in looking at the boots before the website goes on line take a look at or call Eva on the contact details above to take a look in her little shop at the stable. See advert above.

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No buffering- No breakup Its never too late!! HD Quality recording watch 1 record another upgrade for subtitles and visually impaired After the introduction of IPTVpeople are not happy we can help SKY DIGITAL For more info contact Maggie 952464378 Paul 657081492 or email

NOW AVAILABLE BBC 1,2,3,4 :ITV :Ch4 :FILM4 Many in HD Best Quality Pictures No Internet Needed


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SUPER FAST INTERNET - TOOWAY 3G 4G For more info contact maggie 952464378 paul 657081492 or email 16 years on the coast supplying all TV needs to all nationalities including Danish, German, French & Russian Distance no object


Competawebs Dynos Competa

We have moved Competa Webs Our shop for computers and mobile phones is now located at No.10, Avd de la Constitución (Opposite the main carpark, up the steps between Café Competa and La Caixa Bank

Change of Address Avenida de la Constitución nº 10 b Local 1 Tlf.952553473



Ring Phil 649 079 321 - Email Comares/Benamargosa - Est 2008

CP AUTO AIR CONDITIONING Mini service and re-gas 29€ Mobile service now available Tel: 0034 649 307 966 Email:

Erosion Problems? We are suppliers of a unique non-invasive sterile grass called Vetiver (Chrysopogon Zizaioides). .

It is used to fight erosion. Building an underground Vetiver wall to stop erosion is very cost effective. VetiverSpain - Sayalonga, Spain Contact David: (00 34) 692 288 657 email:

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3. Restaurante El Pilón 5. Restaurante Casa Paco 6. Sugar & Spice 7. Taurus Real Estate 9. EGO Hair & Beauty 10. Axareducation Language School 11. Hotel Balcon 12. Fontaneria Román 13. Tu Rincon de Sol Estate Agents 14. Restaurante El Cortijo 15. Bar Restuarante Pericos 16. Teteria Hierbabuena 17. Jose Luis Persianas 18. Action For Animals Charity Shop 19. Thomas Gant Law 21. La Taperia 22. Asesoria Aljarife 23. Bar Restaurant AliOli 24. Como Piensos - Pet Food 26. Tin Tin Hair & Beauty 27. Michaels Upholstery 29. La Esquina de Miguel 30. El Bazar de Competa 33. Bar Restaurante El Recreo 37. Naturvets 38. La Gelateria 40. Competa Yoga 42. León Blanco - Antigüedades y más 43. Jara Fruteria 45. Chavos Construction 46. Floristeria Maritoñi 48. Avigar Moda y Complementos 49. Clinica Dental 50. La Taberna de Oscar 51. CIAMAX 52. Supermercado Coviran 53. Marco Polo 54. Competa Homes 55. Competa Properties 56. ServiExpréss Sánchez 57. Restaurante El Pámpano 58. amac21 59. Competawebs

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Stunning coastal house in select residential development just a stone's throw from the beach with outstanding views of the Mediterranean. Spacious accommodation of approx. 170m2 comprising: large sunny living /dining room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), f/f kitchen, glazed sun room, WC, and terrace. Large store room and garage which could easily convert to further accommodation The property is South West facing with landscaped gardens and a sumptuous communal pool. Large private terrace with ample space for a gazebo or Jacuzzi, the perfect place for relaxing & dining whilst enjoying the breathtaking sea views Benefitting from air con/heating, ceiling fans, large double glazed windows with integral blinds, fitted wardrobes and SAT TV. Internet possible A wonderful coastal retreat close to all the amenities Torrox Costa has to offer, but in a tranquil and scenic location. Equally suitable as a full time or luxury holiday home with excellent rental potential. Awaiting EPC MS15

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330,000 euro


CĂ“MPETA: Avda. de la ConstituciĂłn, 31, Tel: (0034) 952 516 633 Fax: (0034) 952 516 635 .


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The 2016 Propert y Feature It has been revealed that t wo in every ten foreign tourists to Spain are considering the purchase of a second residence . It is no longer only the traditional cities which are the most popular choice for foreign visitors, with the holiday destinations and home searches by foreign tourists this year varying greatly, from Andalucía to Galicia. Spanish propert y prices continue gradual recovery and data from valuation firms show a 2 per cent rise in residential propert y values. Spain is a great place to invest right now and still a desired place to go.

Price: 67,000€ Ref: CHV134 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 65m² Pool: No Competa Homes

Price: 228,000€ Ref: 763-115168 Location: Archez Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 83m² Pool: Yes amarc21 Inmobiliaria

Price: 1,300,000€ Ref: 2706 Location: Velez Malaga Beds: 7 Baths: 6 Size: 500m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 159,950€ Ref: s2-310 Location: Torre del Mar Beds: 2 Bath: 2 Size: 105m² Pool: Yes Buy a Home Spain

Price: 136,000€ Ref: 224 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 80m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 575,000€ Ref: C3438 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Size: 413m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

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Bargain Price: 120,000€ Ref: MS8 Location: Vińuela Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 82m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 350,000€ Ref: v1109 Location: Competa Beds: 7 Baths: 3 Size: 273m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 25,000€ Ref: CHV178 Location: Rubite Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 51m² Pool: No Competa Homes

Price: 158,000€ Ref: 4303 Location: Almayate Beds: 2 Bath: 2 Size: 158m² Pool: No Casa & Terreno

Price: 44,000€ Ref: 763-115055 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 65m² Pool: No amarc21 Inmobiliaria

Price: 129,000€ Ref: t1029 Location: Periana Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 112m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 130,000€ Ref: 426 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 1 Size: 180m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 88,000€ Ref: 106 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 118m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 149,000€ Ref: C3487 Location: Torrox Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 80m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

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Rustic Price: 79,950€ Ref: t1073 Location: Riogordo Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 110m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 70,000€ Ref: S2-324 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 2 Baths:1 Size: 60m² Pool: No Buy A Home Spain

Price: 199,000€ Ref: CHV170 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 135m² Pool: No Competa Homes

Price: 350,000€ Ref: 4103 Location: Meztquitilla Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 130m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 173,000€ Ref: CHV156 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 100m² + 200m flat land² Pool: No Competa Homes

Price: 180,000€ Ref: C3494 Location: Competa Beds: 2/3 Bath: 2/3 Size: 100m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 75,000€ Ref: 428 Location: Competa Beds: 1 Baths:1 Size: 40m², Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 125,000€ Ref: v1110 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 77m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 165,000€ Ref: T964 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 4 Bath: 2 Size: 180m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

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Prestige Propert y Price: 649,050€ Ref: 763-115298 Location: Algarrobo Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 320m² Pool: Yes amarc21 Inmobiliaria

Price: 495,000€ Ref: 215 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 4 Baths: 6 Size: 690m² Pool: Yes (Heated) Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 349.000€ Ref: v985 Location: Los Romanes Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 182m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 790,000€ Ref: MS11 Location: Torre del Mar Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 230m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 309,000€ Ref: 342 Location: Benajarafe Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 338m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 328.000€ Ref: CHV133 Location: Competa - Torrox Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 149m² Pool: Yes Competa Homes

Price: 325.000€ Ref: t1119 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Size: 467m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 450,000€ Ref: s4-215 Location: La Vińuela Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 240m² Pool: Yes Buy a Home Spain

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Price: 459,000€ Ref: CHV145 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 314m² Pool: Yes Competa Homes

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

Cómpeta Luxury home, 250m2 build, 5000m2 plot, Walking distance to village, 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms, Swimming pool and large outdoor living space, Sauna &Panoramic views. New to the market

Price: 555,000€ To advertise call 637 028 873

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CHV198 Cómpeta - 560.000€

Casa San Andreas New to the market. A beautiful self-sufficient villa located in the beautiful countryside of Cómpeta. This property is a spacious 250m2 home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living room, a beautiful fitted kitchen, outdoors you will find many places to sit, relax and enjoy the inviting swimming pool and BBQ area. The property also includes a 2500 m2 flat plot of land with beautiful views. The property has very good vibes as the current owners are Reiki Masters. This property needs to be seen, and we are sure you will fall in love with the property and location. :952553326 & 638290546


Calle Llano 9 , Cómpeta 60 The Grapevine

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For Sale

Ref: S4-191

Benamargosa Exceptional 4 Bed 2.5 Bath Village House (170m² built, 128m² plot) very short walk to local amenities, spacious & immaculate throughout. Ground floor: living room with fireplace, separate dining area, large f/f kitchen, double bedroom/second lounge, utility/storage room & guest toilet. First floor: 3 further bedrooms (master en-suite & terrace), & a family bathroom.

Sales Price: 119,000€ (GREAT VALUE!)

For Sale

Ref: S5-061

Almayate Amazing 5 Bed 4 Bath Villa (260m² built, 1,000m² plot), impressive entrance with ample parking. Main house: very spacious lounge, f/f kitchen/diner, 4 beds (master with en-suite balcony), & 2 family bathroom. Separate apartment: a bedroom and bathroom (accessed from the pool area), various terraces with sea views on the first level, a large pool, fabulous covered area which includes a BBQ, outside kitchen & lounge and a courtyard with dining area.

Sales Price: 475,000€ (NEW!)

For Sale

Venta Baja Attractive well-built 3 Bed 2 Bath Villa (117m² built, 464m² plot), convenient location, close to local amenities & only a 20 minute drive to the coast, spacious covered porch leading, entrance hallway, large living room with wood-burner fire, separate f/f modern kitchen with archway to the living room, 3 double beds (master bedroom ensuite), a family bathroom, 8m x 4m pool, variety of shaded and sunny terraces, roof terrace, storage rooms, a gated driveway & off-road parking.  

Sales Price: 225,000€ (NEW!) Buy A Home Spain is now a Member of the TopHouseSpain Real Estate Network. The network has access to buyers from over 1,000 real estate offices (and growing) along the Costas of Spain and buyers from agents in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia. Interested buyers will be sent to view your property via Buy A Home Spain's offices in Torre del Mar and in Puente de Don Manuel. If you want to sell or rent your property it needs to be with the largest Real Estate Network (by far) on the Costa

Torre del Mar office: Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7a (opposite bus station) Tel: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414 64 The Grapevine 60

Ref: S3-470

For Sale Ref: S2-326

Alcaucin Lovely 2 Bed Apartment, (68m² built), very well presented, close to all local amenities, 2 double bedrooms both with ceiling fans and wardrobes, light and airy lounge/dining room with glass sliding doors leading to a long balcony which stretches across the front of the apartment and has a gate to the communal area with swimming pool. There is also a fully-fitted kitchen with electric hob, oven and fridge freezer. The apartment comes with an underground parking space.

Sales Price: 89,000€ (NEW!)

For Rent Ref: R1-129

Alcaucin Well presented 1 Bed Ground Floor Apartment (68m² built), modern, airy & immaculate condition, amazing views close to all local amenities, opposite communal swimming pool: double bedroom with ceiling fan, family bathroom and a spacious open plan living area with lounge, dining area and kitchen. The property also boasts a pretty front patio.

Rental Price: 350€ p/month


Puente don Manuel office: Calle Puente don Manuel 20, (next to Meson Sarah Restaurant) Tel: 951 321 565 or 627 181 929

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BUY A HOME SPAIN Austin and Angela celebrate over 10 years of business. .


0 years ago Buy a Home Spain, originally called Rent a Home Spain, was started by Angela Taylor from her villa in Torre del Mar. Angela and Austin Taylor had bought a second villa in Spain and therefore decided to rent out their holiday villa for ÂŁ1,500 a week. The a few friends who wanted to do the same, asked for help. As Angela had run a number of her own businesses in the UK and, ever the entrepreneur, she was happy to help and soon Rent a home Spain was launched with Angela working from home. In 2006, they moved permanently to Spain to retire; however due to the recession, Austin ended up going back and forth to the UK continuing with his previous business whist Angela built up their business in Spain. The business took off

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immediately and became too much for Angela firstly to run from home and secondly to run on her own. Austin found commuting back and forth from the UK exhausting, so they took the gamble to invest in their business and open up a shop front for their Rent a Home business in Torre Del Mar. The idea was to continue with rentals but also diversify into house sales too. The location was Avenida de AndalucĂ­a, a great spot, but the premises soon became too small for them and they moved to a bigger office as the business grew. In fact, it was house sales that were becoming the more dominant part of the business, so not only was there a location change they also changed their name to include Buy a Home Spain. Two more moves followed and now they are in an excellent location opposite the Bus Station

on the main road still in Torre del Mar. Austin explained that they put both effort and investment into the business at a time he felt other Estate Agents on the coast became complacent. Traditionally, before the recession, Estate Agents had buyers walking through the door and had almost to fight to buy their home in the sun. Once the amount of clients began to drop in the area, Estate Agents needed to work harder, but many didn’t and so closed during the recession. Austin believes they have always gone that extra mile. Not only do they show their clients houses but also the way of life in Spain. They often take potential buyers to see the sites in the area, out for tapas, out for dinner in order to show them the lifestyle here in Spain and help them with their

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research. In addition to effort, investment was key too during recession; Buy a Home Spain which the business became called, dropping the rent a home part, invested heavily in “A Place in the Sun” exhibitions in the UK. They flew all their staff to the UK and took part in all of the exhibitions around the UK. Angela was asked to be on the experts’ panel and their stand became one of the most popular to see over the 5 years they participated. It was an expensive gamble but it established their name in the business. They have now decided to stop the exhibitions to invest more in internet advertising and marketing. Over the last two and half years they have enjoyed impressive sales and growth and this summer they achieved a record

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number of sales. Angel and Austin saw they were selling more and more houses in Puente Don Manuel, Los Romanes, Alcaucín, Periana and the surrounding areas and felt a physical presence would be advantageous to them and give more confidence to buyers and to sellers listing their property. Not only this, but of course customer service is intrinsic to house sales so they would be better provided nearer to the client. Therefore this year they opened up their second office in Puente Don Manuel.

Austin and Angela built Buy a home Spain from scratch, experienced growth in recession, now have two offices and numerous staff, speaking a variety of different languages; so is it time for retirement I now asked? They replied: ‘Not yet we still have more plans and objectives to achieve!’

Austin and Angela also made the decision to become a member of Top House Spain where over a thousand Estate Agents list properties for each other to access, thus giving sellers more exposure and buyers a bigger choice. This has proved invaluable with some recent sales with clients looking for

Offices: Torre del Mar: 0034 952 54 75 54 Puente de Don Manuel: 951 321 565 Mobile: 0034 664 573 923 Web:

houses further field such as Mojacar.

If you would like to get in contact with Buy a Home Spain please see their advert on the previous page.

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Avda Andalucia 125-A Torre del Mar, Málaga Tel. (0034) 952 547 601 Mob. 649 123 068

Urb. Costa del oro Blq 3, local 14 Torrox Costa, Málaga Tel. (0034) 951 196 388 Mob. 649 123 068

LA VIÑUELA Ref: 3905 Built: 240m2 Plot: 4800m2 Nice Finca in La Viñuela with wonderful mountain views. Fully furnished. It has 2 independent floors with several terraces. In the second floor it has 3 bedrooms and downstairs 1 large bedroom ability to enable 3 bedrooms. It has 3 bathrooms. It has 3 bathrooms. Screens on the windows. Satellite TV, 2 fireplaces, storage and parking. On the outside BBQ and kitchen. Private pool and garden. Very good access. It is 2 km from the village. Reduced 39.000€

Price: 260.000€

PUENTE DON MANUEL Ref: 4260 Built: 190m2

Plot: 546m2

This beautiful Villa with panoramic views to the mountain in Puente Don Manuel consists of a main House with a large living/dining room with fireplace, a wide kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a guest apartment with living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Also offers air conditioning, wardrobes, SAT-TV, ADSL, double glazing, storage room and a garage. Outside the Villa there is a large swimming pool, several terraces and BBQ area, to enjoy wonderful moments with the family.

Price: 249.000€

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


Ref:356 We speak your language

Archez Ref:422

Cómpeta Ref:309

Detached townhouse with large garden and swimming pool. 4 beds 2 baths Huge garage / basement

Large townhouse (160m2) with 4 bedrooms Lots of storage space Roof terrace

Charming townhouse full of character 2 bedrooms. 2 private terraces Central location

Reduced to 258.000€




Cómpeta /Torrox Ref: 235


Country house, easy access 2 bedrooms. Swimming pool 6000m2 plot


Two bed new build Swimming pool Plot 2800m2

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Great outside space. Good access Swimming Pool




Ref: 411


Felipe Arrebola Lopez .

Avd de Torrox, 46 29754, CÓMPETA (MÁLAGA) TEL: 952 51 63 58 Movil: 608 656 746

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Halloween special cakes & sweets. Order your hideous cake! Enjoy our Artisan ice creams, frozen desserts & home baked products made daily in our kitchens in Competa. Gluten & lactose free Gelato and desserts. Taste our espresso, cappucino or affogato. Natural fruit juices. Mini pastries and Cakes made to order. Selection of Italian wines & pasta

Open every day We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa

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

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

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

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

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

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

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See Map Located next to the Town Hall in Competa Spot 33 Antonio and Belen welcome you

to their Bar and Restaurant

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

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

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

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


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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

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

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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1.Cynology is the study of what? 2. In what country was Henry Kissinger born? 3. Who composed the work 'The Marriage of Figaro'? 4. Born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal, India, this famous author is better known by what pseudonym? 5. In Roman mythology, who was the king of the gods? 6. A cow's stomach is divided into how many compartments? 7. What is the term for cutting vegetables into long thin matchstick like shapes? 8. Known as 'The Mile High' city, what is the capital city of Colorado 9. In the sitcom Dad's Army Arnold Ridley played which character? Private Godfrey 10. Indira Ghandi International Airport services which city? 11. According to the International Paper Sizes Standard what size has the dimensions 148mm x 210mm?

12. Who is the longest serving President of the USA? 13. The oldest football competition in the world was first held in 1871/2. What is it's full official name? 14. The ceramic, Porcelain, was first developed in which country? 15. The International Space Station has been continuously occupied since it was completed in which year?

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PERICO Plaza Almijara no4, CĂłmpeta, Malaga Tel 952 553 739

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

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

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

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

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"I have been training with Adam Irving for nearly 2 weeks now and wow do I feel great. I have more energy and enthusiasm for getting to my goals. Adam has not only been training me to my limit physically, but has also provided excellent sensible diet information, a brilliant recipe book and given me a food diary to complete which keeps me on track. He monitors this regularly and gives me valuable advice. I know I will continue with him as I am feeling so much healthier and fitter." - Clare Shelton

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his month I wanted to talk to you about goal setting, you see whether you realise it or not we all set many goals in our head every single day. Do you ever find yourself thinking “I want that” or “I wish I could do that” in effect what you are doing here is setting yourself a goal but then not executing a plan to reach that goal. As goal setting is hot in my own life right now I wanted to share with you my three top tips on how to maximise your ability to achieve your goals. Understand your WHY- what I mean by this is ask yourself why you want to achieve this goal. Goals must be broken down and fully understood before you can put a plan together. Ask yourself if you have set yourself this goal

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before, if so can you follow the same plan to reach it again or do you need to change your approach? If you didn't hit this goal last time you set it, then what needs to be done differently this time in order to maximise your potential? Creating new DAILY HABITScreate a plan, what can you change in your life right now in order to get one step closer? Let me give you an example, when baking a cake it doesn't just happen in the blink of an eye. You break the cake down, firstly you look at what ingredients you need, you follow the instructions, sometimes you have to improvise but you follow the proven system as best as you can. Creating new daily habits is exactly that, you add your ingredients together and then you focus on the process in

order to create the best possible outcome! VISUALISE yourself achieving your goals- firstly break your goals down into categories. For example: Health/Fitness, Self Development, Personal and Business. Write your goals into the category they fall in and then stick them up where you will see them multiple times throughout the day. Each time you see your goals, pick a category and visualise yourself achieving that goal. If possible stick them up where other people can see, this will hold you extra accountable You can implement the above in all aspects of life, every forward move you make gets you one step closer to where you want to be. Adam 'coach' Irving See Advert Opposite

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


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



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

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

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

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•October 2016 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April



tresses on the job could churn up repressed resentment from the past that you need to release. Try to discern exactly what these stresses remind you of. Stay focused on your work and just let it happen.




ome of your colleagues neither like nor trust each other and find it impossible to work together. Adjustments are needed if everyone is going to work to the best of their abilities.




oney matters might cause you a few headaches. You could be torn between putting money aside for the future and the impulse to buy something that you've wanted for a long time. There may be a way to have both.


piritual breakthroughs may have you feeling a little disconcerted. Clearing away deadwood, such as past traumas, might tell you a few things about yourself you'd rather not face.


22th November - 21st December


s your significant other caught up in family problems and unable to spend time with you? Your partner needs to deal with family now. Relax and have confidence that you'll be spending more time together very soon.



our values could oppose those of a business or romantic partner. One of you may be overly pragmatic and the other idealistic. One seems callous, while the other seems to be living in a dream world.

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oo many people could be vying for your attention All of them want advice or help. This could be flattering, and you'll probably want to help them, but it can also be unsettling and make it hard to focus


quabbles may come up between you and a sibling or neighbour, Cancer. Your ability to compromise is definitely called for here. If you aren't careful, this could turn into a battle of wills.


23rd August - 22th September


oo much rigorous exercise over the past few days might have you feeling a little sore and tired. Your nerves may be on edge, and you could be more likely than usual to snap at those around you.


23rd October - 21st November


conference of some kind could touch upon some pretty volatile issues. People could disagree to the point that the meeting turns into a shouting match. You probably have strong opinions on this as well, but don't get involved.


22th December - 19th January



essages may not get delivered, emails may not go through, and people might misinterpret your words. This could create a mess that brings everything to a screeching halt. You need to speak to people directly.


f you've been having trouble reaching a romantic partner. It might be a good idea to stop trying. Your friend is having a rough time and might not make the best company.

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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

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Tue & Thu 9.30-13.30 .

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Sat 10.00 - 14.00

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Bar Amalia

Dot welcomes you to Bar Amalia in Archez for home cooked meals using local seasonal ingredients.

New opening hours from Sunday 9th October Sunday. 1.30 - 7.00 pm Monday Closed Tuesday 12 - 4.00 re-open at 6.00 pm Wednesday 12 - 4.00 Thursday Closed Friday. 12.00 - 4.00pm Re-open at 6.00 pm Saturday 12.00 - 4.00pm Re-open 6.00 pm Closed Mondays & Thursdays Tue 12-4pm Re-open at 6.00pm Wednesday 12-4pm Fridays & Saturdays 12.00 - 4.00pm Re-open at 6.00 pm Tel 634302480


Come along and enjoy the views from our lovely terrace Sunday lunch served from 1.30-5 pm. Succulent slices of beef,lamb or Chicken with yorkshire pudding, roast & mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables & gravy. Barbecued skewers of chicken or pork also available. 8 euros Vegetarian options always available Home cooked foods Friday & Saturday night Specials, come along and enjoy the traditional Spanish food prepared by Maria, our guest cook.

We now accept credit cards.

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breath, Pepe calls out, "Ugh, run, amigo, run, ees not a bacon tree, ees a ham bush.”



“I thought Benefits Street was a budget box of chocolates that you could buy at Lidl.” "What's the difference between a 'hippo' and a 'Zippo'? One is really heavy, the other is a little lighter.”

Just been to Tesco and swapped 50 raisins for 100 sultanas. Can't believe the currant exchange rate.’

I stopped at a friend's house the other day and found him stalking around with a fly-swatter. When I asked if he was getting any flies, he answered: 'Yeah, three males and two females.' Curious, I asked how he could tell the difference. He said: 'Three were on a beer can and two were on the phone.' It cost me €4 for one OXO cube today....the stock market's gone crazy.

My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. He was pulled in by a strong currant.

Our ice cream man was found lying on the floor of his van covered with hundreds and thousands. Police say that he topped himself.

Two Mexicans have been lost in the desert for weeks. At death's door, they see a tree in the distance. As they get nearer, they see that it's draped with rasher upon rasher of bacon: smoked bacon; crispy bacon; life-giving, nearly raw, juicy bacon... all sorts of bacon. "Hey, Pepe," says the first Mexican, "ees a bacon tree! We're saved!" So Pepe goes on ahead and runs up to the tree. As he gets to within five feet, he's gunned down in a hail of bullets. His friend drops down on the sand and calls across to the dying Pepe. "Pepe! Pepe! Que pasa hombre?" With his last

“I've decided to sell my Hoover... well, it was just collecting dust.”

Standing in the park, I was wondering why a Frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.

I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: 'This could be interesting'.

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

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

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moringa seed pods

CAMPO CUTTINGS BY LORRAINE CAVANAGH Miracle Tree, moringa oleifera.


It is said that the moringa tree could virtually eliminate worldwide malnutrition. Importantly, it is endemic to or can be grown in many of the most impoverished countries and those that are constantly being hit by food crises. It has been identified as the vegetable with the highest nutritional value; the abundant leaves are rich in proteins, all essential amino acids, and a high range of vitamins and minerals and disease-fighting anti-oxidants. They have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and Ayurvedic medicine associates it with the cure or prevention of about 300 diseases, including lowering blood sugar levels, as an anti-inflammatory and it naturally controls cholesterol levels.

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This miracle tree is certainly causing a stir – every part of the tree can be used - leaves, flowers, seeds, bark and roots. 100 g of fresh leaves contains the same protein as an egg, as much calcium as a glass of milk and as much vitamin C as an orange. The same amount of dried concentrated leaves contain 9 times the protein of a pot of yogurt, 10 times the vitamin A of a similar weight of carrots, 15 times the potassium of a banana, 17 times the calcium of a glass of milk, 12 times the vitamin C of an orange and 25 times the amount of a similar serving of spinach.

vegans. It is also very good at protecting us from osteoporosis and other bone conditions. Many cosmetic companies are now adding moringa to their creams and lotions for rejuvenating skin. More important is its ability to mop up harmful matter. It is an excellent body detoxifier and can even provide some protection against arsenic poisoning. You may think that is hardly important to you but many of our staple grains, such as rice, and our water are showing signs of arsenic as well as heavy metal contamination. Moringa seeds are now recognised as good natural water purification tools.

It's hardly surprising that the moringa tree is seen as a very important aid for combating malnutrition and a useful protein source for vegetarians and

Moringa oleifera is commonly known as the miracle tree, drumstick tree (for its long seed pods), horseradish tree (the tasty roots resemble horseradish) or

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benzoil tree (from the oil derived from its seeds). It is a fastgrowing and drought-resistant tree native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in north-western India. It is widely cultivated in semiarid, tropical, semi-tropical and warmer temperate areas. The radish-flavoured young foliage is eaten as greens, fresh in salads, in soups and boiled or fried. The young seed pods are also cooked. Older tougher leaves are dried and powdered. The mature seeds can be roasted and are eaten like peanuts and the roots are a horseradish substitute. Cold-pressed moringa oil is very beneficial, though expensive. India is the largest producer of moringa with an annual crop figure of around 1.5 million tonnes of fruit. So, can we grow this magical tree in our gardens? Well, yes. It tolerates a wide range of soil types (including impoverished ones), it is a sun and heat lover and drought resistant. It does not like water-logged soil and will not tolerate long periods of freezing conditions, though it is okay with a touch of frost, especially once established. Outside of tropical areas, it will become deciduous during the winter. It is an extremely fast grower; in ideal conditions 6m a year has been observed though, more normally, 4m. This means that, in cold areas, it can be grown as an annual crop. The tree will ultimately reach a height of 12m but it is more often pruned to 3m or 4m for easier cropping. The bark is grey-white and corky. The white flowers are fragrant and bisexual, held in drooping clusters. Flowering is normal six months after planting from seed; in temperate areas a yearly springtime flowering is normal but in tropical climes, flowering is, more or less, continuous. The

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compost; thereafter a yearly application of farmyard manure, or similar, will suffice. The trees are very pest and disease moringa flower resistant.

seed pods are long, up to 45cm, and brown; inside nestle the globular brown seeds with

Yields are sometimes so heavy that propping of the branches will be necessary to support the extra weight. Young pods, up to about 1cm in diameter, are harvested for consumption whole. Older pods develop a rough exterior and the seeds only are extracted. If you want pods for oil production, allow them to turn brown and dry on the tree. papery wings for dispersal by wind or water. Within 3 years your tree will be producing around 500 pods annually and, once mature, can yield 1500 pods. For permanent plantings, use a 3m spacing. Prune annually to remove any dead wood and lower the canopy if cropping is important. Commercially, every five years the tree is cut down to about 1m tall to encourage vital new growth. If you want to try growing it as an annual, make sure to pinch your seedlings regularly to encourage bushing; space young plants about 1m apart, you will find them very prolific croppers when they are so young and vigorous. Moringas have a long taproot with lots of small feeder roots but no lateral spreading roots. This taproot is what makes it so droughtresistant. In very hot, dry conditions, water regularly for the first 2 months after planting; subsequently give it an occasional long soaking if the tree seems to be suffering. Bumper crops are produced in wet tropical conditions; in arid conditions, the yield will be less though flowering can be provoked by irrigation. They do not need much fertiliser though yield will be increased with some. Plant with some good quality

Up until recently, we have only been able to get hold of young seedlings but we now have in stock some good-looking trees, at approx. 3m tall and priced at €35 – a great price for all the benefits that this tree can provide. And we're not the only ones to be excited about our new arrivals – our chickens squabble for the tasty leaves! As of 4th October, we revert to winter hours 10am until 4pm and always closed on Sundays and Mondays. Viveros Florena – Probably the best little garden centre in Andalucía! Keep checking our web page for latest news and exciting new stock arriving at the garden centre. Join our mailing list to keep in constant touch. Shop on-line with us for Mediterranean plants, unusual plants, plug plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products and my books. Winter Hours October to May: 10 – 4, Closed Sundays & Mondays. Summer Hours June, July & September: 9 – 2, Closed Sundays & Mondays and August. Viveros Florena, Crtra. Algarrobo/Cómpeta, km 2, Cómpeta, 29754, Málaga Tel: 689928201 Web: Email: And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM LUZ AT GALERIA LUZ DE LA VIDA International Symposium LUZ at Galeria Luz de la Vida From 17 until 22 October the 2nd International Art Symposium will take place in Competa. Ten artists gather together in the centre of Competa to create art for 5 days. The symposium is a public event using local spaces in Cómpeta where locals, art-lovers and visitors can meet the artists and experience how they create their art. Painters and sculptors from different backgrounds will inspire each other. This event will broaden horizons. Without doubt the Spanish culture, sun, sky, mountains, sea and new contacts will help inspire artists & visitors! At this Symposium one can also observe the process of bronze casting. Dutchman Daan van Neerven will be working at Casa La Fabula. For the daily schedule and times of casting, check the website. The many works of art that will be made these days are exhibited from 22nd of October until November at Galeria Luz de la Vida in Competa, opposite Restaurant El Pilon. Most works will be for sale. Since professional artists participated in this symposium you can expect good quality art. You are cordially invited to come to the opening on Saturday, 22nd October at 12p.m. and enjoy art and a drink. The art event is organized by

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Galeria Luz de la Vida/ Lieuwke Loth and supported by many volunteers & friends. For the opening days and times, see: fb galerialuzdelavida and the website: More information about the Int. Art Symposium: on z. And you can find information at the tourist office in the village

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT OF MUSIC As part of its Cultural week, the Ayuntamiento of Canillas de Albaida proudly presents the Fifth Night of Multi-cultural Music and Dance to be held in the Plaza (main square) in Canillas de Albaida on Sunday 9th October. Admission to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate to Action for Animals local charity. The idea behind the event is to create an evening of music originating from as many countries as possible and we have an International line up of performers for the night. Last year the concert had to be postponed for several days due to rain, hopefully that won't happen again this year as it is a bit earlier. This unique multicultural night of music had been a huge success in previous years, please come along and make sure it is just as successful again this year. There will be an opportunity to donate to Action

for Animals, a local charitiy, please give generously to help our furry friends in need. For Youtube footage previous concerts, key in "Canillas de Albaida Multicultural night".

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH SYMPHONY ON OCTOBER 15TH The Counsellorship of Culture from Nerja City Hall, along with the Coral Alminares and the Cofradía de Jesús Resucitado y María Santísima de la Asunción de Nerja, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, is organizing a concert that will gather more than 200 musicians on stage, to perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on October 15th, at 21:00 hours, in España square. DOG BEACH THREATENS CLOSURE A dog beach which opened in August could face closure after environmentalists promised a serious legal challenge and called it a threat to human hygiene and marine life. The small stretch of beach at the western end of Torre del Mar was declared a dog beach on August 21. Axarquia environmental action group GENA, claim it was opened without the proper authorisation and threatens unique fauna at the wetlands of the river Velez, an area of special ecological interest.

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Noche de las castañas/ Night of the chestnuts 31st of October – 8pm Come and join the traditional festivities at ”La Plazoleta” in the evening! Roasted chestnuts, drinks, live music, dance,…

COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS From the 26th of September to October 14th the English Textile Artist Jo Dennison will be having a Retrospective Exhibition in the Salon de Actos del Ayuntamiento de Cómpeta. This is a unique opportunity to view the work of a textile artist and to meet her personally. She will be present & working on a textile art piece every day during the 3 weeks exhibition in the salon below the town hall. Actividades deportivas On the 1st of October all sports activities organized by the Town Hall will start again. Find out what is happening and sign up at the Town Hall. The swimming pool activities will start in November. Día de la Hispanidad On Wednesday the 12th of October we celebrate Hispanic day. At 12.00 we honor our Guardia Civil at the Church of Cómpeta. VII Day of the bicycle Ladies and gentlemen of Cómpeta prepare your bikes for the 9th of October for our annual Day of the bicycle. Inscription at 09.00H and we start at 10.00H from the Mirador at Portichuelo. Don´t miss out, join in for a fun packed healthy day!

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From 17 until 22 October the 2nd International Symposium will be held in Competa. About ten international professional artists will travel especially for the event to this beautiful mountain village to participate in another public art event. The artists are coming from Poland, Netherlands, Belarus, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Israel, Armenia and if artists receive their visas on time also from Azerbaijan and India. The Salon de Actos will be transformed into an artists studio for the whole week. About seven artists will create their art there and every visitor is welcome to look & have a chat with the artists. The other public places are the gallery garden and 'Casa la Fabula'. Monday the 17th at 11am the artists will be welcomed by the mayor and they will give a short presentation about their work. The art event is organized by Galeria Luz de la Vida/ Lieuwke Loth and supported by many volunteers & friends. more information: symposium-luz-october-2016 and on Facebook: symposiumluz The art event is organized by Galeria Luz de la Vida/ Lieuwke Loth and supported by many volunteers & friends.

Live Gigs Jukebox Bandits Sunday 9 October: Multicultural Night of Music & Dance, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida from 8.00pm. Admission free. Wild Geese (on tour from the UK, a great night guaranteed, Irish, country, rock and roll & humour) Friday 7th October: Plaza Almijara, Main Square in Competa. Reservations: La Taperia 655 432 659, Pericos 952 553739 or Casa Paco on 952 516077. Sunday 9th October: Multicultural Night of Music & Dance, La Plaza Canillas de Albaida from 8.00pm. Admission free. Feria de la virgen de las nieves y san roque. 30th September - 2nd October Torrox, Malaga Feria: Fiestas en honor a la virgen de las angustias y san miguel angel 8th - 12th October Nerja, Malaga

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

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

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

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

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

Chica Loca Competa, Malaga Tel: 622 305 532

Drains Phone: 952.539.742

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Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Electricians Tel: 952 96 78 03

Cooling and Heating Solutions Sales, Service & Installation

Electricians Roger 648 025 901

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Air Con, Solar Systems & Pool Heat Pumps

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Buggy Tours Tel: 653 635 180

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OCTOBER CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services at the Capillia de san jose calle linares 7 velez Malaga. website is www. and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR. Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Please also see the web site for daily activities in the Centre. Monday 3rd – October. Half Orange ´Bring and Share´ Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. You are welcome to join us and make and meet new friends at the Centre. The group also meets on the other Mondays of the month for coffee, walks, visits to places of interest, etc. Time 13.00 Wednesday 5th October. Centre Closed for Volunteers Lunch Tuesday 11th October. Photography Group. Please phone Rob Bell for information Tel: 951066688 or mobile 678204428.Ticket price 4€ per lesson available at the Centre. Time 16.00. Wednesday 12th October. Centre Closed Saturday 15th October. Coach Excursion to ´Fiddler on the Roof´ Salon Varieties. The show starts at 20.00. Ticket price 28 Euros available at the Centre, this includes coach, tickets and insurance. All proceeds to fund raising. Departure times Viñuela (Football pitch) 16.30, Algarrobo 16.50, Caleta (Vets) 16.55, Torre del Mar (Coach station) 17.00. Thursday 20th October. Coach excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets)7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar 15.30 approx. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED. Friday 21st October. Taizé Prayer. panish

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Evangelical Church (Presbyterian) and Lux MundiEcumenical Centre who invite you to share in a “time of prayer and meditation” at the San Andrés Parish Church, Torre del Mar. Time 20.45. Saturday 22nd October. Meal & Scottish Ceilidh at El Trapiche Restaurant. Ticket price 22.00 Euros per person available at the Centre which includes a choice of menu dinner, bread, 1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of Casera between 4 people. 19.00 Tuesday 25th October. Photography Group. Please phone Rob Bell for information Tel: 951066688 or 678204428.P rice 4€ Time 16.00. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards.

in November

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

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

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Luxury 3 bed villa on a small development of 8 villas. Large lounge, f/f kitchen, 3 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), dining terrace, d/g windows, air con/heat, pool, Jacuzzi, garage.

Well presented villa close to all local amenities and with panoramic countryside & mountain views. Large lounge/diner, f/f kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 en suite). Garage, covered terrace, private pool terrace with 8mt x 4mt pool and BBQ area. Easy access. EPC rating D

Very attractive traditional farmhouse situated just off the Cómpeta/Torrox road with excellent access. 2 bedrooms, open plan kitchen/dining room and living room, bathroom, small study/storage room. Spacious covered terrace, swimming pool & outdoor kitchen with BBQ. Awaiting EPC

Awaiting EPC Ref: T542

295,000 euro

Ref: T962

279,950 euro

Ref: C3211

230,000 euro

CANILLAS DE ALBAIDA Unique village property in a quiet corner of the village with garden and private swimming pool. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, lounge with fireplace and kitchen. Basement with a further 3 rooms and interior courtyard. Exciting potential to expand and modernize. Awaiting EPC Ref: C1309

110,000 euro



Super traditional townhouse of 85m2, located to the upper part of the village. In a rustic style with beamed ceilings & wood windows with shutters. 3 bedrooms, cozy lounge, kitchen/diner, utility area & family bathroom. Part glazed roof terrace with superb views. Awaiting EPC

Development of designer homes adjacent to the Baviera golf course and a few minutes from the beach and Torre del Mar. Unique ultra modern style comprising: lounge/diner, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private garden with optional swimming pool (extra cost) and private Awaiting EPC parking.

Ref: C1139

82,000 euro

Ref: MS12 Prices start from 259,900 euro

The Grapevine Magazine October 2016  

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

The Grapevine Magazine October 2016  

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