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This month we have our Property Feature, so if you are looking to buy a property you will find a great selection of houses on pages 54 to 62 along with some information on buying. The Estate Agents are all reputable agents in the area. Recently Marc Pritchard the Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey España has been quoted to say "A decade on from the crisis and Spain's property market is not only back on its feet but thriving. The appeals of owning a second property in Spain, be it to enjoy holidays with friends and family or to relocate to has endured and I have no doubt that the country will welcome another record year of international investment". This positive outlook really does seem to describe the property industry in Spain at the moment. It is both a great time to buy and a great time to invest. On Sunday 8th October the Ayuntamiento of Canillas de Albaida presents the Sixth Multi-cultural Night of Music to be held in the Plaza (main square) in Canillas de Albaida . Admission to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate to Action for Animals local charity. Also In October in the village of Cómpeta there is the 3rd International Symposium Luz which is another vibrant dynamic art event! The event will open on Saturday October 14th. It is hosted and organised by Galeria Luz de la Vida/ Lieuwke Loth, more information can be found on pages 34 and 35. Another Art event can be found in Frigliana on the 6th, 7th and 8th October and this will be the 1st Frigiliana Art Route, more information on pages 44 and 45. So plenty to see and do in the area!

Enjoy and keep reading The Editor

Inside This Month


28 Almijara Residence, Competa Feroza and Graham chat to The Grapevine about there new B&B in Plaza Almijara. 34 International Art Symposium Organised and hosted by Galeria Luz de la Vida in Competa from 14th -21st October


55 The Property Feature A selection of the best properties from the leading Estate Agents in this area. 84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh The trees of hearts

José Luis

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

Price:225,000 Euros

El Borge

Charming rustic style 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa (153m²), with mountain views in a quiet location. Open plan living/dining/kitchen, utility room, outdoor kitchen, private pool, garage, stables, land for horses, chicken coup and all just 20 minutes’ drive from the coast. ref: v1192 EPC - E

New this month!

Price:198,000 Euros

Puente don Manuel Delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached house (131.26m²), living/dining, kitchen, garage, beautiful garden, covered pergola, pool, walking distance to local amenities and just 20 minute drive from coast. EPC - F ref: v1190 Price reduced!

Price:105,000 Euros

New this month!

Office:(0034) 951 067 711

Price:229,000 Euros

Competa Charming rustic style 3 bed 2 bath country house (106 m²) with spacious living/dining room and open plan kitchen, 2 covered terraces, secluded pool area with sun terrace and spectacular countryside views. EPC - E

New this month!

ref: v1189 Price:719,000 Euros

Arenas Stunning spacious immaculately presented 3 bed 3 bath villa (183 m²) with excellent road access, elevated position, large living/kitchen/dining room, private pool and terraces, mature gardens and stunning sea views. EPC - D ref: v1188 New this month!

Price: 73,000 Euros

New this month!

Denise Hill UK 0844 7744860 Price:185,000 Euros

Almayate Modern 3 storey 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse (121.86m²), living/ dining, kitchen, utility, basement bodega, large garage, roof terrace, front and rear gardens, communal pool, quiet residential urbanisation with easy access to coast, local amenities and motorway.

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New this month!

Price:125,000 Euros

Caleta de Velez Great opportunity to buy a 1 bed, 1 bath 3rd floor apartment (55m²), living/dining, kitchen, balcony with partial sea view, walking just 2 mins to the beach, close to all local shops and bars, private underground parking space and lift. EPC - In process ref: t1191 Price reduced!

Price:149,950 Euros

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Almayate Spacious traditional style 3 bed 1 bath village house (146 m²) mostly on one level with potential 4th bedroom, utility room, terrace, covered terrace and south facing roof terrace with sea views. EPC - In process ref: t1133

Velez Malaga Opportunity to buy 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse (56m²), living/dining, kitchen, roof terrace, adjoining building in need of renovation (54 m²), chance to create a unique home, close to local amenities, parking nearby. EPC - In process ref: v1193

Competa Well established 3 bed 2 bath villa (147 m²) within walking distance of the village with easy access, spacious living room, sun room, large terrace, roof terrace with sea views and garage. ref: v1052 EPC - In process

“ The advertised prices include all of the sellers costs including any commissions. They do not include the buyers costs which can be between 10% and 13% of the advertised price, this includes notary and registry fees, buyers legal fees, purchase tax (8%) and any mortgage set up costs.”

New this month!

Price:345,000 Euros

Final price reduction! Price:95,000 Euros

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Price:430,000 Euros

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

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


Price reduced!



EPC - In process

Price: 169,950 Euros

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

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Competa A fantastic opportunity to purchase an individual luxury villa (169m²) with 3 beds and 2 baths, private pool, sauna, within walking distance of the village, stunning sea and mountain views and every comfort and convenience for the discerning buyer. EPC - D ref:v1183

Price reduced!

Price:795,000 Euros

Canillas de Aceituno

Exceptional country house (590m²) with 5 beds, 5 baths and a cloak/wc plus separate self-contained 1 bed 1 bath guest house with huge garage, utility/laundry room, pool, terraces, roof terrace, gardens, walled courtyard and walled Andalucían patio - a versatile property with a range of potential uses. EPC - C ref: v1131

Price Greatreduced! Location!

Price:220,000 Price:69,000 Euros

Competa Modern, spacious, 3 storey, 4 beds, 2 baths +WC townhouse with basement garage (230 m²), open plan living/dining, fully fitted kitchen and fabulous views.


Velez Malaga

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

Opportunity to buy a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse (128.57m²), living room, dining room, kitchen, terraces, parking nearby, old town setting

EPC - In process EPC - D

Price reduced!

ref:v1157 Price:105,000 Euros


New this month!

ref: t1172

ref:v1169 Price:215,000 Euros

Price reduced!

Price:235,000 Euros



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

Well established 3 bed 2 bath villa (112.44m²) overlooking Lake Viñuela with easy access, large kitchen/diner, sun room, terraces, Jacuzzi, double car port, workshop, storage and utility rooms.

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




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artist’s lucrative estate – and which had opposed the exhumation – said analysis of the remains had shown that he was not related to Abel. The foundation said a report submitted to the court by the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences had established that Dalí was not her biological father. “This conclusion comes as no surprise to the foundation, since at no time has there been any evidence of the veracity of an alleged paternity,” it said in a statement. “The foundation is pleased that this report puts an end to an absurd and artificial controversy, and that the figure of Salvador Dalí remains definitively excluded from totally groundless claims.

NEWS IN SPAIN This Months Update


even months after Madrid’s regional government introduced legislation banning the authorities from putting down abandoned pets, the capital’s main animal shelter says it is full and cannot accept any more dogs. Staff at the center, which has room for 200 dogs, say that conditions are desperate: “We are practically at 100%. A lot of dogs are old or are seriously ill, and they are suffering from anxiety. We can only admit emergencies, such as animals that have been abandoned. Some dogs we take are being put in cages previously used for pets in quarantine,” says one employee who asked to remain anonymous. Madrid’s regional government, headed by the Popular Party’s (PP) Cristina Fuentes, approved a €1.5 million increase in spending for animal protection centers. “With the current budget we can adapt the center to the new laws. But at the same time we are providing help for associations and local councils to improve their installations,” said a spokesman. Meanwhile, Madrid City Hall, which is run by the leftleaning Ahora Madrid (Madrid Now) coalition and headed by Mayor Manuela Carmena, says it is working to streamline adoptions and to improve the facilities at the animal shelter. The Socialist Party opposition in Madrid City Hall accuses the regional and municipal

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administrations of passing laws and then not providing the necessary resources to implement them, saying that the capital’s animal shelter is understaffed. “We knew that it would come to this. The law is fine in principle, but it won’t work without a serious campaign of sterilization and encouraging people to adopt animals. The idea of simply leaving an animal for seven or eight years inside a cage is not working for its well-being,” says an employee at the Madrid animal protection center. Some staff at Madrid’s animal protection center were skeptical about the wisdom of a law that prevents abandoned pets from being put down, noting that Italy tried the same approach several years ago, “and its impact is now being questioned by vets.”


Spanish physiotherapist working at a Red Cross hospital in northern Afghanistan has been shot dead by a patient, the group says. Lorena Enebral Perez, 38, was killed at the aid group's rehabilitation centre in the city of Mazar-e Sharif. She was taken to the Nato military base hospital at Camp Marmal, but died of her injuries. Two people have been arrested, including the 21-year-old shooter who police said was a "regular patient". Police told the BBC the men had disabilities, and had hidden guns in their plastic prosthetic legs. The motive for the attack is not yet known. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Ms Perez had worked treating men, women and ilar Abel, a 61-year-old tarot card reader and fortune teller children with disabilities, including amputees. "Energetic and full of from Girona, has spent the laughter, Lorena was the heart of past 10 years trying to prove that she is the fruit of a liaison between our office in Mazar. Today, our hearts are broken," said Monica her mother and Dalí in 1955. In June, a court in Madrid ordered the Zanarelli, the ICRC's chief in Afghanistan. "Lorena was a skilled artist’s body to be exhumed after and caring physiotherapist who previous attempts to determine assisted patients, especially paternity had failed. A month later, children. The violent fluctuations of experts entered the crypt beneath life seem particularly cruel today." the museum Dalí designed for The aid worker's murder is the himself in his home town of latest deadly attack on the Red Figueres, Catalonia, to take DNA Cross in northern Afghanistan, samples from his hair, nails and bones. However, the Gala-Salvador where Taliban and Islamic State Dalí Foundation, which controls the militants have wreaked violence in recent years.


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

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

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

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Marco Polo

Calle Jose Antonio 3 Cómpeta

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

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

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


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

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

RESTAURANTE MARIA PROGRAMME July 2017 PROGRAMME October 2017 SUNDAY 4TH JUNE: LIVE MUSIC! “JUKEBOX BANDITS” Closed on 2.00pm Wednesdays due to staff day off. From on the Terrace. .

FRIDAY 9TH JUNE: MENU DEL DIA, “JACK CADE REBELLION” LIVE MUSIC! From 8.00pm on the Terrace. . only for Lunch and just 8€ From SUNDAY 11TH JUNE: (not available on Sundays and Wednesdays)

Pool will be Open to the public from 11.00am to 7.00pm .

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE: SUNDAY LUNCH: LIVE MUSIC & DANCING! “TANGO SHOW” Traditional Beeftable andinYorkshire Pudding From: 8.00pmRoast Book your advance and (other Available), setHotel menu dishes buy yourDishes advanceare ticket 10€ pp in the andofin3Todo Papeljust


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MUSIC! “JACK CADE NEWLIVE things at the Hotel Balcón de REBELLION” Cómpeta: 4 Different Tapas foror 8€Restaurant From 20.00hExquisite at the Terrace Hamburgers : Steer meat 250gr / Angus meat 120gr / Vegetarians. OFFERS FOR BREAKFAST : SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER: COFFEE + CROISSANT (Ham or Cheese or Jam & Butter) = 3,40€ BACON AND LIVE EGGS MUSIC! + TOAST +“FLYNN” JUICE = 5 € From 20.00h at the MUFFIN Terrace or Restaurant COFFEE + CHOCOLATE = 2,45€ NATURAL ORANGE JUICE + MIXED SANDWICH = 3,70€ .

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


Ref:186 We speak your language

Velez Málaga Ref:462

Sedella Ref:459

Beautifully presented 4 bedroom townhouse with large courtyard located on a tranquil street of the village. Great value for money!

Spacious 3 bedroom apartment in the heart of Velez Málaga with a light and airy living area with balcony.

3 bedroom country house in beautiful locaton with stunning views, covered terrace area and 6500m2 of land with various fruit trees.

105.000€ REDUCED




Torrox Ref: 313

Cómpeta Ref: 443

Large 5 bedroom property with easy access that could easily be converted into 2 self contained houses giving the possibility of rental income. A must see investment

Ref: 332

Newly built 1 bedroom country house set on a 1600m2 plot with open plan living space and roof terrace with breathtaking views of the coast.

Pretty 3 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse in the heart of Cómpeta with stunning views of the mountains and down to the coast.

289.000€ REDUCED




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to try and find her and help her. Eventually, a wonderful couple living close by managed to catch her and brought her into our shop where we issued a voucher to cover costs for any treatment she needed. She was taken to Naturvets where they did everything they possibly could to help, but we were told she was an old cat and might not have too many years ahead of her. But now there's a happy ending. Her kind rescuers had fallen instantly in love with this weak, straggly little cat and they simply couldn't bear to part with her. They decided to take her back to their home in C贸mpeta where they have given her a loving, comfortable life for the rest of her days. Aren't people amazing!



ast month we received several reports of kittens and cats in the area needing help. Many of those reports came from concerned tourists, who during their holidays had encountered injured or hungry animals around their rental villas. It was encouraging to know that people cared so much and we've tried to address as many of the reported issues as we possibly could. It's been difficult trying to locate some of the cats in question, as many are feral and spend their lives roaming the campo in search of food. Trips to the areas where the cats had been sighted often proved fruitless, as the cats had moved on after the source of food, the visitors, had left. However, we were successful in tracking down a number of them and have arranged for them to continue to be fed by local residents. But that's not the end of the story. We need to include these

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campo cats in our trap neuter and return programme in order to prevent the feral cat population from exploding into unmanageable numbers. But we simply don't have the manpower to do this and need extra help. If you could spare a few hours to help us with our humane trapping and neutering programme we can provide you with everything you need to carry out the task, so please get in touch if you'd be willing to help with this important and rewarding project. One of the reports we received was from a young couple on holiday in the Cuesta Benamayor area in C贸mpeta, who were about to return to the UK and were worried about the cat they'd been feeding during their stay. She was a sweet, affectionate cat which they thought had probably once had an owner at some time, as she was so friendly. But she was now in very poor condition, extremely thin with an infected eye and a wound on her side. We promised

Finally this month, we'd like to thank some of our unsung heroes. Those of you who visit our charity shop will be familiar with the hardworking volunteer team that give their time and energy to raise vital funds for our work. But there are many others you don't see, who help with our feeding and monitoring programme for the various feral cat colonies around the village. Whether it's in blistering heat or torrential rain, the cats can depend on them to leave food and water every day and to take note if any cats need medical help or new arrivals need neutering. So we'd like to thank Carmen, Gillian, Siggy, Jesusa, Lourdes, Laura and Phil. You all do an amazing job! Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constituci贸n 59, C贸mpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Tuesday to Saturday Telephone 660586040 Follow us on Facebook: Action for Animals (UK/Spain)

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Puente Don Manuel

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

Immaculate 3 Bed 2 Bath Villa (131m² built, 488m² plot), in a very popular location with bars, restaurants and shops all in walking distance and only a 20-minute drive to the beach. Accommodation: entrance hall, spacious lounge/dining room, f/f kitchen, 3 double beds (one with terrace), 2 bathrooms & integral garage, well established gardens with various fruit trees and terraces to all 4 sides of the property. There is a fabulous large covered terrace overlooking the pool and with mountain views.

Beautiful 2 Bed Country House (82m² built, 2,000m² plot), 5 minute walk to the village La Viñuela. The accommodation comprises a spacious living room, a lovely kitchen, 2 large bedrooms and a family bathroom. It also has a spacious terrace and lots of outside space, driveway, ample parking with wonderful views of the village and the mountains.

Sales Price: 385,000€ (WAS 425,000€!)

Sales Price: 199,950€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 105,000€ (REDUCED BY 15,000€!)

For Sale Ref: S2-371

For Rent Ref: S4-271

For Sale

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La Viñuela:

La Zubia

Fabulous 2 Bed 2 Bath Country Villa (115m² built, 1,000m² plot), close to Sedella, good access, amazing views. Accommodation: spacious open plan lounge/dining room (with open fire) & new f/f kitchen with beamed ceilings, 2 double beds, a large family bathroom plus shower room en-suite to master bedroom. Outside are covered and open terraces, an internal terrace of 50 m², a wonderful roof terrace, beautiful gardens, ceiling fans & gas central heating.

2 Bed 2 Bath First Floor Apartment (115m² built), modern and very well presented. The kitchen is separate at the entrance of the apartment and is fully-fitted with quality appliances. Further along the hall there is a bathroom and then the lounge is open-plan with a dining area & balcony. There are 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a further bathroom and there is also access to an internal patio through one of the bedrooms.

4 Bed Country House (184m² built), situated in the countryside near La Zubia and Cútar, in a very peaceful location. The house comprises a large open lounge with a dining area, a fully-fitted kitchen, 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside there is plenty of terracing & garden, some covered with mature planting. There is also a swimming pool which has a metal fence around it.

Sales Price: 149,950€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 90,000€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 179,000€ (NEW!)

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

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Nº of Beds & Baths: 3 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 70m² Ref: TTH172 Pool: No

Nº of Beds & Baths: 2 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 35m² Ref: CP019 Pool: No




Nº of Beds & Baths: 2 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 47m² Ref: TTH132 Pool: No


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Nº of Beds & Baths: 2 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 95m² Ref: TH558 Pool: No

88,000€ Cómpeta

Nº of Beds & Baths: 2 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 80m² Ref: TTH120 Pool: Yes



Nº of Beds & Baths: 4 bed 5 bath Sqm²: 300m² Ref:TH292 Pool: No

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AXARQUIA SOLICITORS How is a Foreign Pension Treated for Tax Purposes in Spain?


ll foreigners residing in Spain who are currently receiving a pension for services rendered, (whether a public or private pension), from their countries of origin, should declare this income in their tax declaration form in the monetary compensation section under income from work, only of course when they are obliged to file an income tax return form. It is important to note that all tax residents in Spain must declare their total personal global income for taxation, irrespective of the source of that income. Normally foreign pensions are not included in the drafts sent by the Treasury, but you must bear in mind that foreign pensions are taxed in the monetary compensation section, and are considered as income from work. Therefore, it is an obligation to include your pension/s in the annual declaration. However, it is necessary to take into account the corresponding Double Taxation Agreements, which prevail over Spanish Law. Most of the agreements to prevent Double Taxation which Spain signed with other countries establish the following rules with respect to pensions:-

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- Generally, no tax is paid in Spain for PUBLIC PENSIONS received, for example, for having worked as an official abroad. These should be taxed in the country in which they are paid. They should be exempt from tax in Spain, however, there are exceptions. Agreements for example with Germany and the United Kingdom establish that these public pensions should be taken into account in the Spanish Income Tax Declaration which means that by this inclusion, the tax rate applied to the total income would be higher.

allows the Tax Office to acquire tax information that could not be accessed before, and for this reason, the tax office could claim outstanding debts due to nontaxation when foreign pensions have not been declared, and these debts could be backdated to 2012. In addition, it would be appropriate for all foreign pensioners who are tax residents in Spain to provide the Tax Authorities of their countries of origin with a Tax Residence Certificate from the Spanish Tax Offices thus avoiding the necessity of paying taxes in that country and only paying your taxes in one place, your country of residence, Spain.

- ALL PRIVATE PENSIONS from private employment, even when paid by the social security department of another country, must be declared in Spain, Most of José Manuel Garzón – Senior the Agreements signed stipulate Partner that they should only be taxed in the country of residence. Do not hesitate to contact us to advise you on this or any other What is clear is that the Spanish topic that may interest you, by eTax Office is receiving consistently mail: or by phone 952 901 225 more and more comprehensive information on pensions paid by Axarquía Solicitors is part of other countries to residents in Marbellasolicitors SLP, a group of Spain, so it does not make sense bilingual lawyers and tax experts to omit them in your income tax return, when officially they should that have more than 15 years be declared. This improvement in experience assisting foreign buyers and vendors in Andalucía, procedures for exchanging information with other countries both on the coast and inland. and public administrations, especially with those in Europe, See advert opposite.

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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. “

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his month of May at Los 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

and early mornings give us another dimension to the experience of a ride in the natural park.

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 each horse. A thorough examination of the hooves. A checking out the saddle of our horses. An analisis of our riding according to the "Alexander technic". You can read more on Heidis web site:

At the end of the month we will be Thomas López Enjoy spring Gant on horseback it is a Avenida Constitución, Local 6 the next clinic at Los organising wonderful treat.." Caballos del Mosquin. This will Abogado/Lawyer 29754 Cómpeta (Málaga) occur between the 22nd and 29th Tlf: 0034 952 51 69 61 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 14 18 The Grapevine To advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 27 To advertise call The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 2458 To advertise call 637 637 028 028 873 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 20 The Grapevine The Grapevine 12 The Grapevine To62 advertise call 637 028 873 To advertiseThe callGrapevine 637 028 87341

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An Interview with Feroza and Graham


his month I had the pleasure of meeting Feroza and Graham who have opened up a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in. It is located in the corner of the Competa's main Plaza hence why they have called it the Almijara Residence. The building was originally a narrow and tall town house in need of substantial renovation. They had the vision to create a 4 roomed bed and breakfast with a reception on the ground floor and a roof top bar with views of the Plaza.

wanted the sunshine long term. Research began first on the Internet. They wanted to move to somewhere near a major airport with an element of tourism and which was still traditional; they quickly found Competa fitted the bill.

In February of this year they made their move to Spain permanent and came out to renovate their town house in Competa. Feroza and Graham are a great believer that people do like the traditional to look at but to stay in, they like fresh, new Feroza is originally from Cape Town and modern. From the outside the in South Africa and she said the Bed and Breakfast is still a tall mountain they can see behind them narrow townhouse just off the main from their roof top bar, reminds her plaza but that's it. They have of Signal Hill from her home town. renovated it all to a top quality spec Graham and Feraza met in Cape with a contemporary look. All rooms Town and married there. They later have aircon, TV and an expensive moved to London where Feroza mattress to provide a top quality worked as an investment banker sleep along with modern en suite and Graham in the Construction bathrooms. The internal areas have Catering business. They spent 15 all been cleverly lit and designed for years in London working to travel, light to flood through the building eventually they decided they from top to bottom.

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On the roof terrace they have a full bar where between 7pm and 8pm every day they have Happy Hour where all guest can have free drinks (local wines and beers) . This and breakfast is included in the 75 euro a night rate they charge per room. They opened their doors at the beginning of August this year and have been full ever since. The Spanish have been particularly complementary and have already written some great reviews on Trip adviser. They are also booked in October with part of a wedding party and they looked forward to a busy winter. Do take a look at their website as there are photos that show what a beautiful job Feroza and Graham have done and what a lovely place it is to stay in the heart of the traditional white washed village of Competa. See advert opposite

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The Almijara Residence is a new Architecturally Designed, interior Decorated Boutique Guest House, in the heart of Competa

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Barber shop and Hairdresser Salon Chica Loca October offer: shellac long lasting nail polish 19€ (norm 24€) Remember to make an appointment advanced

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stunning Star Flyer, a four master traditional clipper will change the perception of most to cruising. No engine noise or thousands of passengers, just 200 people listening to the wind in the sails as she sails elegantly from Malta on 22 October to Malaga over a period of 9 nights. The small boutique ship, the Aegean Odyssey which will be cruising from Seville to Malaga on a 9 night cruise on October 31. This is a cruise with a difference as it provides a deep educational insight into the historical points throughout the itinerary. It includes several excursions including three days spent in Morocco with hotel stays in Marrakesh and Fez. And then there's the Regent Seven Seas, Explorer, which is arguably the most luxurious cruise ship in the world. Everything from excursions to champagne is included – the ship is the epitome of luxury with no fine detail missed. The passenger to staff ratio is 1.5 to 1 Cabins don't exist on the Explorer, they are all suites with private balcony many come with a private butler.

Explorer, arguably the most luxurious cruise ship in the world

THE CRUISE MARKET S.L Offering the Unique and Often the Unusual, Always at Unbeatable Prices he Cruise Market S.L has recently opened new offices in Torre del Mar. It's mission is to offer residents of the area access to a handpicked selection of cruises, concentrating on those travelling to or from Malaga.


The growth has been so fast that many are unaware of the exciting travel opportunities being offered from the port just down the road. Apart from cruising the Mediterranean, there are frequent offerings going west as far as the Caribbean and beyond.

Anyone living in this area would have been hard-pushed not to have noticed the enormous growth of cruise activity through the port of Malaga. As Malaga has blossomed into a major art and tourism centre, several cruise operators now schedule the city as a turnaround point for their ships. This brings huge and valuable benefits to the city both in terms of tourism and commerce.

The Cruise Market will not be working with all cruise companies but a handful of specialised operators. We hope to offer the unique and often the unusual, always at unbeatable prices. You can always expect something different as our number one priority is you make our cruise holiday offers different, exciting and keenly priced. Our first sailings are with a very diverse series of cruises. The

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The food is superb as are the onboard facilities. We will fly our passengers to Rome on November 12 and then they cruise back to Malaga over the next 8 nights. The Managing Director, John Deverell has spent more than 45 years in the travel industry, having owned and operated several successful tour operations in Canada, the UK, France and South Africa. Enjoying a calm, easy life in the delightful hilltop village of Competa, “I couldn't help but force myself out of retirement when I realised that there is a travel revolution happening on my doorstep and no single travel company is servicing the pent-up demand”. So an easy retirement will have to wait – there's work to be done! T: 951 571 387

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and of course in gallery Luz de la Vida. Unable to contain her enthusiasm for art events she decided to fully invest her energy into forming this gathering of creative minds. 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.

INTERNATIONAL ART SYMPOSIUM IN CÓMPETA FROM 14th -21st OCTOBER 2017 Art & moved by the energy, light & inspiration!


he 3rd International Art Symposium LUZ will be organised and hosted by Galeria Luz de la Vida. The concept of the symposium is to bring artists together. Professional, experienced and talented artists from all over the world are selected. The Artists will have the chance to make new contacts, be inspired, and possibly develop themselves further. They will also get the opportunity to enjoy the rich Spanish culture. The artists will be at work allowing people to observe the process of creation as well as meet the artists in person. Twelve participating artists will come from Colombia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, India, Russia, Italy, Armenia, Belarus, Denmark and Spain. Zaman Jasmin from Saudi Arabia has large art projects in his country, from sculptures to interior design to paintings he is also exhibiting in Dubai, Kuwait, Paris, Oman. Italian sculptor Lara Steffe makes sculptures out of wood, she has participated regularly in the International Symposia. Poonam Chandrika Tyagi also participated last year, she made two beautiful paintings and both found a home in Cómpeta! Spanish artist David

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Noalia is from Sevilla where he has his own gallery. He is looking forward to meeting international colleagues and being inspired by the feel of the village. He will work ‘en plein air’. Sidsel Brix and Tanja Eijgendaal from Denmark are both abstract artists, creating a special atmosphere and space on the canvases. Armanian artist Sahak Poghosyan is a conceptual artist who has had exhibitions in the USA. Jesus Leguizamo comes all the way from Colombia and will play with the paint, combining realism with abstract parts.

The inauguration of the exhibition of all the art works created during the Symposium is on Saturday the 21st of October at 12p.m. in the Gallery. You are most welcome to celebrate the outcome of a week full of creativity, together with the artists! The art will be on show until 3rd December. The art works will be on sale, so for anyone looking for a unique, good quality, piece of art come along. Choose an art piece, and at the same time support this dynamic art event! Everyone is welcome to come to this very special event! The village is worth a visit - plenty of nice bars and good restaurants whilst also being surrounded by beautiful nature. or Impression of a Symposium Lieuwke organised with Helene Mostertman October 2015 in Malaga: Sunday 15th is an excursion day. From Monday the 16th to Friday the 5w_Mo-JxXPM 20th, they are at work in public at the ‘Salon de Actos’ of Cómpeta. Supported by: Restaurant Taberna Oscar, Restaurant Taberna Villagers, art lovers and tourists can Hierbabuena, B&B Finca Las come and see how the artists work Sierras, Propainting, Grapevine and in their own particular style, with Galeria Luz de la Vida. The council spontaneity, originality and of Cómpeta is providing the creativity. workshop space. Special thanks to Marga and Henny Lowenstein, Lieuwke Loth runs the gallery and is Hans van der Laan, Marjon, Veerle an artist herself. She is a sculptor Goffin, Lothar, Rosi and others! and her bronzes and drawings can be seen on

The event will open on Saturday October 14th. There will be a welcome ceremony for the artists with each of them giving a brief talk about their art.

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

Visit Casa Paco in the centre of the village. Offering a large selection of Spanish wines and serving the best steaks in area See Map Spot 5

Upstair terrace with fantastic views now open for private parties Tues -Sun 9am until close

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

Special Menu and Regular menu Corkage Available See Map Spot 59

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


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

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Excellent value 3 bedroom villa Competa - €200,000 - V537

Deceptively spacious townhouse Canillas de Albaida - €139,000 - T704

Superb value 2 storey, 3 bed, 2 bath villa with pool on the edge of the Natural Park. Lovely views to countryside. Must be seen.

Well presented, deceptively spacious 3 bedroom townhouse with 2 terraces. Quiet location with easy parking outside. Views over the village and mountains.

We have clients enquiring about townhouses in the C100,000 price bracket. Please contact us if you are selling such a property

Large family townhouse Canillas de Albaida - €233,000 - T703

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4 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse in centre of Canillas de Albaida. Adjoining business premises with own entrance with potential to create further accommodation. Roof terrace

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works are being exhibited Also please note the diversity present in our first artwalk: we have artists from ten different nationalities, all joined by art and the beautiful village of Frigiliana. For an example, the painter Marianne van der Horst, who, is Dutch and resident in Ireland, will fly to Frigiliana especially to be with us during the three days of the Artwalk in the location nº6. We want you to enjoy a walk while taking in the art in a peaceful and beautiful environment.

1st FRIGILIANA ART ROUTE 6th, 7th & 8th October.


f you already know Frigiliana, you will know what we mean when we speak of this village as an incomparable setting, and if it is new to you, you now have the perfect opportunity to accept the invitation to stroll through its streets full of history and beauty, which during the 6th, 7th and 8th October will also overflow creativity and art as it is the 1st FRIGILIANA ART ROUTE 2017, from 11.00am to 14.00pm and from 16.00pm to 20.00pm. We have organised a tour throughout the town where, with map in hand, you will discover the 25 locations that will house the 31 local, national and international participant artists that make up this 1st FRIGILIANA ART ROUTE. In each location you can personally meet each artist, talk together, comment on their work, ask questions or curiosities and of course, buy any of their works, if

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you want. On this art walk you can be guaranteed to see a variety of medias, techniques and styles. You will find painting, drawing, watercolor, photography, sculpture, textile art, mosaic, ceramics ... Even in some of the locations, you may find live music. Let us surprise you! We would like to emphasize the number of participants involved in this 1st artwalk in Frigiliana as we have been able to bring together more than 31 artists. We have the Cultural Association Frigiliana Objetivo, in whose headquarters (nº5) are where the majority of its members are showing their photographic works; Loquito Amor (nº19), composed by Raquel Noguerol and Pablo Gamberale, painter and sculptor, respectively; Mosaica (nº24), which are Puri and Natalia, mosaic artists; or Krabbe Gallery (No. 16), where Grete Balle, painter and weaver, and Martin Nybo, whose clay

We would like to thank all the people who have supported us in this project and especially to all those who have made their spaces available to us: Hotel Villa Frigiliana, Hospedería caravansar, Boutique Hotel Millers, Almagra Real 46 María Eugenia Vinuesa Laura Rayo y Mariano Franco David Ramírez Guillermo Ortega Asociación de Mujeres Azalea Asociación de Mujeres el Abanico Organized by Maribel Martín and Brendon Taylor (studio-gallery AmArte) in collaboration with the Frigiliana Town Hall and Juan Truco. Also thanks to Lieuwke Loth, organizer of the Competa Artwalk for the inspiration and her advice. The brochures with the map and the locations will be available at the tourist office and distributed by commercial premises in the area. Also you will find them in the artists locations on the route. For more information: @rutadelartefrigiliana Studio-gallery AmArte Frigiliana See Advert Opposite

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

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Tel: 952 55 34 64 Made to measure seating for benches and pool side areas. Cushions & pads for see map indoors or outside spot 62 Curtains Any alterations or repairs


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Competa Hikes Walking Club one day guided walks... 21st October, 14th November and 9th December. For information about these walks or to reserve your place please contact:

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

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

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

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

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1. Samusalud 3. Restaurante El Pilón 5. Restaurante Casa Paco 6. Sugar & Spice 7. Taurus Real Estate 9. EGO Hair & Beauty 11. Hotel Balcon 12. Fontaneria Román 13. Tu Rincon de Sol Estate Agents 14. Restaurante El Cortijo 15. Bar Restuarante Pericos 16. Teteria Hierbabuena 17. Jose Luis Persianas 18. Action For Animals Charity Shop 19. Thomas Gant Law 21. La Taperia 22. Asesoria Aljarife 24. Como Piensos - Pet Food 26. Tin Tin Hair & Beauty 27. Competa Properties 29. La Esquina de Miguel 30. El Bazar de Competa 33. Bar Restaurante El Recreo 37. Naturvets 38. La Gelateria 42. León Blanco Antigüedades y más 43. Jara Fruteria 45. Chavos Construction 49. Floristeria Maritoñi 50. La Taberna de Oscar 51. Salon Chica Loca 53. Marco Polo 54. Competa Homes 57. Restaurante El Pámpano 59. Bistro 6 60. Construcciones Schmid 61. Andalusian Experience 62. Beth's Soft Furnishings 63. MIA Fashion & Beauty 64. Todo Papel 65. Almijara Residence

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Stunning 8th floor penthouse apartment in a prime coastal location with additional roof terrace. The spacious accommodation is distributed over one level and comprises a private entrance lobby, hallway, open plan lounge diner, separate kitchen, large utility room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 2 guest bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower The property is equipped with solar heated hot water, low maintenance white aluminium windows and French doors from the lounge and bedroom to the terrace, quality floor tiles throughout, air conditioning in the master bedroom, a f/ f kitchen and an electric boiler in the utility room The extensive L-shaped terrace has a generous covered dining area, sun awnings, a concrete pergola and access to a further large roof terrace and solarium. The views from all the terraces are spectacular, encompassing 180ยบ of coastline and all the mountain ranges inland. A large communal pool set in immaculate gated gardens, a private garage space and lift. The beach is a 1 minute stroll away! An incredible opportunity to acquire the perfect coastal property of your dreams! Awaiting EPC MS56


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The Propert y Feature It's turning out that 2017 is becoming a very good year for Spain's property market Record 36.3 million tourists visited Spain in H1 2017 (National Statistics Institute. 2017 on course to be the 8th record year of foreign buyer growth in Spain (Jones Lang LaSalle). Number of foreign tourists using their own holiday homes for accommodation up 8.5% (The National Institute of Statistics ) German, Scandinavian, British and Russian buyers most active and according to Knight Frank, active investors see Spain as the top investment target in Europe, with Germany following close behind in 2015.



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Price: 49,000€ Ref: 351 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Bath: 1 Size: 80m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

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Price: 298,000€ Ref: C3389 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 355m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

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Rustic Price: 155,000€ Ref: S3-446 Location: La Zubia Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 120m² Pool: No Buy a Home Spain

Price: 160,000€ Ref: Rc578 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 2 Bath: 2 Size: 110m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 99,000€ Ref: 238 Location: Torrox Beds: 4 Baths: 1 Size: 84m², Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 225,000€ Ref: v1192 Location: El Borge Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 153m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 275,000€ Ref: TCP058 Location: Torrox Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 170m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 219,000€ Ref: T729 Location: Canillas de Aceituno Beds: 3 Bath: 2 Size: 107m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 65,000€ Ref: 326 Location: Archez Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 90m², Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 250,000€ Ref: v1163 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 192m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 199,950€ Ref: AS2378 Location: Periana Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 120m² Pool: Yes Axarquia Properties

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Prestige Propert y Price: 445,000€ Ref: CP109 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 200m² Pool: Yes Competa Properties

Price: 295,000€ Ref: 100 Location: La Viñuela Beds: 8 Baths: 4 Size: 254m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 1,150,000€ Ref: AA005 Location: Alhaurín de la Torre Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 320m² Pool: Yes Axarquia Properties

Price: 719,000€ Ref: v1188 Location: Arenas Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 183m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 750,000€ Ref: T4 Location: Arenas Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 205m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 545,000€ Ref: 427 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 250m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 1,500,000€ Ref: v1165 Location: Lagos Beds: 6 Baths: 5 Size: 325m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 900,000€ Ref: T911 Location: Benajarfe Beds: 6 Baths: 4 Size: 600m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 399,000€ Ref: V538 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 146m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

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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 Reduced price. Located on the edge of the natural park between Cómpeta & Torrox this large property, built over three floors, offers easy access, privacy and space. The house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen with pantry and utility room, spacious lounge diner with balcony. Outside is ample parking, garden and heated swimming pool. Ideal as a family home or to gain income as rental property.

Reduced from 350.000€ to 300.000€ To advertise call 637 028 873

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Canadian 'Golden Visa' buyers purchase a large organic country estate plus a Belgian family purchase a stylish country home, both inland from Malaga city and both sold – 'for sale direct from owners'… This is a feel-good story of success and adventure. Two British families successfully sell to families from very different parts of the world. However, both sellers were found via private internet advertising - 'for sale direct from owner.' The 'golden visa' buyers came from Quebec, Canada and the European family from Belgium. Both sets of buyers found their dream Spanish properties via the extensive, on-line advertising campaigns of Creative Property Marketing. Two sets of satisfied sellers and buyers show how selling and buying property privately, via the

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internet does work if handled by professionals in the correct way. It demonstrates how the government's 'Golden Visa' system is bringing new buyers to the Spanish property market. How not having commission involved helps to close deals more easily. Plus, proof, buyers are returning to Spain once again with good amounts of money to invest in this beautiful country… The story begins with Charles & Suzie Randall and their children. They needed to sell their large organic country estate established by them over the years. They spent happy years watching their children grow from babies into kids who, before they knew it, needed senior school education by September 2017. Charles was despondent at not finding a buyer and not even getting viewings through his instructed estate agents. He then

'bumped into' an English friend on the golf course who had just sold his property. It transpired Charles's friend John, had sold privately, without the use of an estate agent. John explained to Charles that he sold his property; 'for sale direct from owner' with the marketing and advertising assistance of Creative Property Marketing based near Malaga. A twelve months advertising campaign on 20 leading property sales websites that only cost John €296.45. John admitted that initially, he was a little sceptical the process would produce a buyer so quickly, but a buyer turned up within less than 6 months of advertising and they completed on the purchase without delay! It happened that both men had family properties to sell for prices between €700,000 and €800,000, both in large plots of land and both deep in the countryside behind Malaga.

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Hearing John had sold to a Belgium family so successfully, Charles felt he had little to lose and a lot to gain by phoning Creative Property Marketing. Both men are successful business men in their own rights and both wanted to be very clear what marketing and advertising campaigns Creative Property Marketing could provide for them. Both were surprised by the high level of service and personal touch they received. Charles was particularly impressed at how reasonably priced the high-profile advertising was. John's sale, using the 'Standard' advertising package of 20 leading property sales websites such as Kyero, Think Spain, Prime Location, Zoopla Overseas, The Move Channel etc. was a saving for him of just over â‚Ź42,000 in estate agency commission and Charles knew

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he could save similarly. Charles chose the 'Global Plus' package because of the Brexit situation. Charles knew that with just under 200 websites with a truly global audience for 12 months at â‚Ź477.95 he was getting a bargain. To begin with, Charles had several promising viewings of his farm and then to his delight, the family from Quebec, Canada turned up and purchased the farm for the full asking price. Charles and his wife Suzie now have their children in their new senior schools and the kids did not miss the start of term. The Strassel family from Canada have started their Spanish adventure on their newly acquired organic farm/bio tourism business. John and his wife Jane are now back in the UK, spending time with their kids and grandchildren and the Belgium family have enjoyed

their first summer in their beautiful Andalucian retreat. This story proves that selling and buying 'for sale by owner' online via professionals who have over 35 years' experience in international property sales does work! It is a different approach but no longer a new phenomenon. Creative Property Marketing welcome you to contact them. Beforehand, you might like to visit their website and click on the, 'step-by-step guide for sellers' or if you are a buyer, fell free to click on 'search properties.' Visit: or phone: 0034 951 400 228

Creative Property Marketing have a full-page advert within this Grapevine edition on page 63

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whole of the AxarquĂ­a region and we work closely with a network of colleagues, both inland and coastal, across the area. We work mainly from the internet but we also have an office base in Torre del Mar where we publicise our properties in the offices of Asesoria AxarquĂ­a. Coordinated approach We can offer buyers a comprehensive, individual service where we will coordinate your property search for you and act as your main point of contact. How much easier to explain your property requirements to one person rather than repeat the same things many times to a number of different agents!

GOING DUTCH A Coordinated Approach To Buying Houses.


n Holland (Belguim also) clients who want to buy a house use just one agent to do all of the legwork for them. We think that this is a great idea, saving time and energy. Have a read at our coordinated approach to buying houses. Initial Steps Having decided to begin the process of buying a property abroad, most people start their search via the internet trawling through the many websites operated by lots of different estate agents. This gives prospective buyers a good idea of what's available for sale in their preferred area. The next stage is to make contact with one or more of these agents and to make arrangements to meet up and discuss your particular requirements. Who to contact? How to choose which of the

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many agents to deal with? This can be quite daunting as there are often a variety of agents all operating in the same area. The job of an estate agent is to know his or her local community and this is the knowledge that is so valuable to buyers. However most people want to explore different areas before coming to a decision on where exactly they want to buy. Contacting all agents in all of the areas you want to explore would be very time consuming. Many people only have limited time available for their property search so a more cohesive approach is a much better way of using your valuable time. Sunset Properties Spain At Sunset Properties Spain We have a wide range of properties for sale across the

We can provide you with a tailormade selection of properties which fit your needs both from our portfolio and from those of other agents covering the same area. In other words we'll do the legwork for you leaving you to relax and enjoy the whole experience. Once we actually begin the property search, we will be able to pinpoint exactly what's important to you and we can communicate this to other agents on your behalf saving you from having to do this yourself. Our aim is to get to know you well and to build up a relationship with you based on trust so that you feel confident that we will find you what you are looking for. Contact us We are here to help you and to make your property search as enjoyable and stress free as possible. If you want to make an appointment or if you just want an informal chat then please contact Denise either by phone 618 295 063 or email

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Advertise your home 'for sale direct from owner' sell privately and pay no commission…

Creative Property Marketing The property marketing experts – helping you sell privately!

Selling privately today is a great option… the Spanish property market is gaining pace and buyers are searching the Internet from around the globe to find their next home. Advertising 'for sale direct from owner' to bring seller and buyer together is an attractive solution whilst removing commission from the sale/purchase.

from €296.45 inc IVA

We help sellers put together a tailored advertising campaign to suit their property & their advertising budget

plus €181.50 inc IVA

All our sellers receive a 12 months advertising campaign. The Standard package includes 20 of the world's leading property sales websites reaching numerous nationalities. 'Bolt on' Global Plus and seller's advertising exposure increases to nearly 200 websites. We have sales completing every month. Be the next to sell your home to a private buyer, commission free! .

Tel: 951 400 228 Email: If you want your property advertised in a more creative way & displayed on nearly 200 websites attracting buyers from across the world visit: To advertise call 637 028 873

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Come into my showroom - Can’t sell your house. .

- Just moved in. .

- Need a change of style. .

- Just need some tips and advise. .

- Need help with choosing & buying the soft furnishings etc .

Maybe I can help. Please call me for more details anytime. 0049/151 4048 52 64 - Andrea Slater

The below photos are taken from a home which had been for sale for a over a year. The owner saw the above advert in The Grapevine Magazine and called Andrea for help. The before and after photos show Andreas work and within 2 weeks the house sold!

Before: After:

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Before: After:

Before: After:

Before: After:

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

Mov: 617 066 855

El unico restaurante en Competa

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

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

! !

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


Best views to the coast

Carta completa Vegana y Vegetariana Full Vegan and Vegetarian menu! Private on-site Parking

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

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ASESORÍA ALJARIFE Notarial Title deeds, Wills, Catastral Corrections, etc. General Administration Transfers of vehicles, driving licences, matriculations, etc.) Tax declarations Creation of businesses Accounts General insurances See Map (house, car, health, etc) Spot 22

We speak Spanish, English, German, Finnish, French, Italian

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

El Recreo

El Recreo Tapas•Mesón

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

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

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Located next to the Town Hall in Competa

Antonio and Belen welcome you to their Bar and Restaurant

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

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

Pavo Real

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

Traditional Sunday Lunch Roast Chicken & Beef & with all the trimmings Lamb available if pre-ordered by Thursday afternoon 1 course 9 euro, 2 courses 10.50 euro or 3 courses 12 euro

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

Fri 3rd November CLOSED for Private Party Paul Watson celebrates his 50th!

2x 50"TV's so can show different matches at the same time To advertise call 637 028 873

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6. Recuperate (7) 7. Rehabilitation (5) 9. Hairdo (4) 10. Make legal (10) 11. Those without seats (8) 13. Influx (6) 15. Kind of bean (4) 17. Coming and _____ (5) 18. Orange pekoe (4) 19. Gap (6) 20. Described (8) 23. Dispense (10) 26. Classify (4) 27. Audacity (5) 28. Our language (7)

1. Bookkeeper (10) 2. Slender (6) 3. Naval jail (4) 4. Squirming (8) 5. Leveling wedge (4) 6. Fit out again (5) 8. Rocket launcher (7) 12. Bake in a shallow dish (5) 14. What some science fiction is (10) 16. Belief (7) 17. Rumormonger (8) 21. Promise (6) 22. Our planet (5) 24. Feces (4) 25. Utilized (4) Solution on page 82

1. What is the largest city in Nigeria? 2. Which Democratic nominee did George W Bush defeat in the 2000 election? 3. Which video game classic features Gordon Freeman at the Black Mesa Research Facility? 4. Champion jockey Arthur Edward Breasley is better known as what? 5. How many stars are on the flag of China? 6. "Load On Guns/Bring Your Friends/It's Fun To Lose And To Pretend" is the opening line of which Nirvana hit?

8. At 645 miles long the river Tagus flows between which 2 countries?

9. What was the second film in the Harry 7. Who was the Sheffield steelmaker who in Potter series? 1856, developed a process of extracting carbon from pig iron to create product that 10. The study and tracing of lines of descent was easier to convert to steel? (family trees)is known as what? See page 82 for answers

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Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

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

Mon - Fri: 8.30-2.30 & 5.00-8.30

Sun: 10.00-2.00

Sat: 8.30-2.30

Floristeria Maritoñi El Bazar de Competa Perfumery, Herbalist, Cosmetics, Jewellery & Gifts

Plantas Naturales y Artificiales Todo tipo de ceramica para su jardin Especialidad en bodas y grandes eventos Natural & Artificial Plants and Flowers Selection of Ceramic ornaments for the garden Specialists in weddings and large events

952 516 895

C/ Camino de Archez, 4, 29754 Competa Tlf: 952516354 - Mov: 699143815

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taxiSILVIA déjate llevar


T: +34 652 635 500 To advertise call 637 028 873

Avenida Constitucion, Local 5, Competa Your preferences From the village to the country side, a day trip to Granada, to the hospital, the airport or shopping in Málaga, traveling with Taxi Silvia is a pleasure. Prices With Taxi Silvia there are no unpleasant surprises about the price, we work with fixed rates for several journeys like to the airport or between the village and the country side. Before we drive off the price has been agreed upon.

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Sickness, Gastritis, Liver disturbances, Stiffness, Hip pain, Renal problems, Diarrhea, Incontinence, Lack of vitality, Shoulder pain, Groin pain, Chest tightness, Hyperacidity, Low/High Blood pressure, Epicondylitis, Breathing difficulties, Bladder problems, Sleep disturbances, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Circulatory problems, Sciatica, Numbness in extremities,… How can the DORN Method help you? For a necessary correction of the leg length the client is usually in a A pelvic misalignment as the source of all trouble? lying position. All three joints (hip, knee, ankle) on ave you ever felt like not You are not alone! both legs are corrected by using a standing equally with both 2/3 of all adults have unequal leg gentle pressure towards the lengths. 98% are functional feet on the ground? particular joint while moving it from differences and only 2% have Our body is a natural product a bended into a more straight anatomic reasons like accidents, and adapts optimally to nearly position. prenatal problems with infections, every situation. But not seldom Pains in ankle, knee or hip can be artificial hips, or bones have not without any consequences causing sometimes neglectable, grown together again after a trauma treated with a correction of the leg length. like a fracture. sometimes more serious . This is absolutely safe, easy and symptoms. If your pelvis is tilted, your entire , painless! And you might not imagine that a body has to compensate this difference in your leg lengths and misalignment up to the top – and After the correction of the joints the an associated pelvic misalignment that's what it does! pelvis is checked and, if necessary . could be the source of all your also corrected.Then it's time for The Tower Example trouble. each individual vertebra. Imagine a tower which is held




Are you aligned? The pelvis is the basis for the spinal column and the connective part between trunk and legs. Its complex structure of muscles and tendons makes our upright posture possible. A pelvic misalignment can be caused by a false sitting posture at a desk, a fall or a one-sided strain and can consequently lead to a functional difference of the leg lengths. .

Test it: Take two equal scales, place them right next to each other on a flat ground and stand on each with one foot. Can you see any weight difference on the two scales? It's not about the total weight – it's the difference which counts! The higher weight tells you which of your legs is shorter than the other one.

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upright with two ropes. If the tower hangs over to the right side, the left rope would be extremely strained while the right rope would hang lose. Transferring this to your back the muscles on your left side would be highly tensed and you would simply call it back pain. A possible treatment of this symptom would be the injection of a muscle relaxant or the oral ingestion of painkillers. But that's not the real cause! Why does the tower hang over to the right side? Could it be that it's basic structure – namely the pelvis – is tilted? .

Here are just a few more symptoms which might sound familiar to you. And you might never have had the idea of a pelvic misalignment to be the real cause: .

Dizziness, Headache, Migraine, Tooth problems, Eye problems, Tinnitus, Hick-ups,Psoriasis,

Curious how it works and what it can do for you? Informative presentation on the DORN Method: 10 October, 12 pm at the Centro Dharma in Trapiche Please reserve your place with Feel Good Axarquía or Centro Dharma – attendance is FREE! Workshop FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCE OF LEG LENGTHS AND EXERCISES 2 November, 12 pm at the Centro Dharma in Trapiche.Please reserve your place with Feel Good Axarquía or Centro Dharma: € 10 DORN treatments can be booked at Feel Good Axarquía in Sayalonga www.feel –goof 635 693 282 Centro Dharma in Trapiche 642 740 109

To advertise call 637 028 873 DORN Method | Relaxation | Coaching DORN Method: An alternative to physiotherapy or chiropractic

Relaxation: Relaxing Massages, Sports Massages, Sound Massages, Autogenic Training, Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Personal Coaching: Short-term and solution-oriented coaching in a trustful environment. Home visits possible – just get in touch with me!

Sandra Huellebrand Feel Good Axarquía

Sayalonga W: M: +34 – 635 693 282 E:

Dorn - Relax - Coaching

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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 To advertise call 637 028 873

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

Level: Easy

Level: Intermediate

See page 82 for Sudoko Answers

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

Many riders like to combine the two things and that can be a lovely combination of a little more tempo in the school and a very relaxed riding out in the nature of Andalucia.

LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Horseriding in Andalucia


early in the morning or enjoy sunset from the back of a horse on tracks out in the beautiful national park.

he lovely andalusian horses at Los Caballos del Mosquin are ready to take you out for a ride this Autumn. Situated between Competa and Canillas de Albaida in the Axarquia region, right on the doorstep to the natural park; "Sierras Almijara and Tejeda" with a view to la Maroma to one side and the mediterranian to the other side, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers a variety of horseriding experiences.

For the unexperienced rider, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers shorter rides every day, and for the rider seeking more challenges - besides the daily tours, there are special rides out - like for instance the "BuenaVista Ride" every saturday and sunday. This is a half day ride with a picnic stop.

Los Caballos del Mosquin offers a range of possibilities for horseriding during the autumn season. You can enjoy riding out

Do you feel a little rusty with your riding skills? Los Caballos del Mosquin also offer a "brush up" in the new and bigger riding school.

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From instructional treks for the beginners, to four days trail rides for those with a real sense of adventure. Los Caballos del Mosquin can offer a package to suit any rider. If you like working with horses and riding adventures inspire you we can offer you the best holiday of your life. With many years of experience with Spanish Horses, we can offer you our expertise if you want to buy a horse in Spain. For the best experience of your riding, we can offer you the highest quality of traditional Spanish handmade leather boots. We have a wide range of models, and we ship to all parts of the world. For more information: Telephone: 608 658 108

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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.



Hablamos Espanol

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

Puente Don Manuel

Five Star Dental Care You Can Trust

We Speak English

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

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

Alternatively email us at: or visit our website at

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C/Los Prados, 4.- Torre del Mar

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•October 2017 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April



hen the thought of going to work makes it hard to get out of bed, know that the time has come to get another job, that's probably not something you can do now. You can be extra kind to yourself.






ou'll be happiest away from prying eyes. You're not in the mood to be friendly. It seems you've been having the same conversations with the same people. To avoid doing just that, spend quiet time alone if you can.


ou should feel optimistic with confidence in your ability to accomplish anything you set your mind to. If you're working toward a specific goal something is likely to happen that propels you that much closer to realizing your goal.


on't overreact . In fact, you may be feeling a bit under the weather. There's no point in trying to keep up a cheerful front. People will see through you. You would be better served by spending time on solo activities.


22th November - 21st December


hange is good, but it can be scary when it comes suddenly. That's what you feel when someone announces a major change without warning. You're not sure how to react to the news. All you can do now is wait.



ou may receive a windfall from an unexpected source Perhaps an uncle died and remembered you in his will or an old legal settlement. Whatever the source, the extra income is welcome now.

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omance is in the air and you must be breathing a lot of it. Your blood is boiling, your passion surging, and a romantic dinner for two is on the cards. You'll be inclined to shop for clothes, but curb your appetite for material goods.


ust when you thought things were settled, life takes another turn. You may receive some information that has a dramatic impact on your life. Perhaps you'll receive an opportunity to move to another state or country. 23rd August - 22th September


ou can expect some big changes. All the hard work you've been doing to develop your confidence is showing, and this is attracting opportunities. Also, your passion is high so set aside private time with your mate. 23rd October - 21st November


long-term project reaches a positive conclusion, one that may have a dramatic impact on your finances. This success should give you the confidence you n. Don't forget to take time to celebrate!


22th December - 19th January



ou're eager for information Why not try an online search? You might find everything you need without leaving your chair. But your search might necessitate going to the primary source, so travel will be involved.


ou receive some new insight about an important person in your life and your relationship takes a turn for the better. This new alliance could also have positive repercussions on your finances.

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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, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up.

New at Tin Tin By Elllie Fullylove Manicures & Pedicures Gell Polish Manicures & Pedicures Acrylic Nail Extensions See Map Spot 26

Nueva villa de Cómpeta (Just behind Café Cómpeta)

Tel: 952 516 416 English, Danish & Spanish

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

Sat 10.00 - 14.00

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THE WAY WE WERE Word After Word Mem'ries, Light the corners of my mind. Misty water-colored memories, Of the way we were... And as Barbra Streisand's song continues, our memories can feel like a collection of scattered pictures, as though we've upended a shoe-box full of old photos, some labelled, some not. Was this one from that holiday in Pembrokeshire when you were six, the time you got stung by a wasp and the car broke down? And this one, was it Nana and Grandad's ruby wedding? The time your brother got a nose bleed that wouldn't stop and everyone had a cure to try? 'Drop a cold key down his back.' 'No it's not a key, it's an ice cube.' 'Just tilt his head back.' 'Forward, it's definitely forward.' 'Lay him on a slab!' Episodes from an ordinary life. Unremarkable. Nothing to write home about. I disagree. We all have a story to tell, and as Maya Angelou famously said: "there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." The smallest stories, the quiet observations, these are the things that make fiction more real, so their potential as compelling stories in their own right shouldn't be underestimated. There's a long and distinguished history of personal memoir stretching back to the ancients, recording the lives and times of the greats. Celebrity kiss-and-tell and political diarists are the stock-intrade of the Christmas season “new books” tables in high street bookstores. It's only more recently that there's been something of an explosion in the genre of ordinary memoir, by which I mean books and essays by more or less ordinary folk about critical moments in their lives. There are many reasons why a writer chooses memoir as a

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medium, but one often stated is that the writer hopes that by sharing their experience the reader will feel supported in their own challenges. It's all about making a connection between a uniquely personal life event and universal human experience that we can all relate to. In order for the memoir to be affecting and to make a real connection to its reader it needs to be written with the same level of care and rigour with which writers treat fiction, poetry and drama. Even if the memoir is for family and friends rather than general publication, the writer will still hope that it's a compelling read. To achieve that, as Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother, comments: "Writing memoir requires the construction of story and character in the same way that writing anything does. The trick with memoir is that the story and the character have to be true."

locations misremembered. Conversations and conflicts remembered with a more or less positive spin than noted at the time. Whole episodes, significant enough to write down, entirely forgotten until now. Reflecting upon these different perspectives can reveal much and, if working through a challenging time in life, can be both enlightening and comforting. Perhaps your journals documented a particularly difficult episode in your life and on rereading you realise that your experiences might be of use to others going through something similar. Even so, it's rarely enough to simply edit and compile the journals into a book. The reader has none of your context or back story and so what makes perfect sense to you will be confusing and meaningless to others.

Getting clear about what your story is, the context in which it happened, Good memoir elicits empathy, not the main characters and setting and sympathy and the only way that how conflicts were ultimately happens is through well crafted resolved: these are the elements of writing that pays attention to all of all good storytelling. For would-be the elements of good story telling. memoirists this is the point of When memoir has impact it’s departure. It's what makes the because the reader experiences the difference between a stream of events depicted as though in the consciousness only meaningful to writer’s shoes. If all the work has the writer, to a gripping personal done is elicit sympathy - a detached narrative which reveals something sense of pity - then it will not be of the human condition and which memorable. connects deeply with the reader. Fiona Mason Memoir can of course be a personal matter, for your eyes only. Keeping Writers’ Wednesdays: Starting a daily journal in which you record Your Memoir the events of the day and the 7-9pm, Wednesday 1st November thoughts, ideas and feelings they Casa Paco, Cómpeta trigger, can be as creative as it is €20 (incl a drink & tapa) therapeutic. Coming across an old journal can be a treasure trove of Writing for Wellbeing personal history. We have this idea Saturday 2nd December that memory is an accurate account Cómpeta Yoga of ‘what really happened’, but Email for info. reading rediscovered journals from an earlier period in your life can tell Tel: 951 242 468 a different story. Dates and

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“If I’m ever feeling down I just type: ‘Yo are the best’ into Google. Then it responds: ‘I think you mean: “You are the best”’ and I feel much better.” “This bloke said to me: ‘I’m going to attack you with the neck of a guitar.’ I said: ‘Is that a fret?’ “People say I’ve got no willpower. But I’ve quit smoking loads of times.”

Do you ever get that when you're half way through eating a horse and you think to yourself, 'I'm not as hungry as I thought I was’ I saw this advert in a window that said: “Television for sale, £1, volume stuck on full.” I thought, “I can’t turn that down.”

inexplicably shout abuse at them. Turns out I’m dairy intolerant. “You ever hate your job with the passion that your boss claims you lack?” “My wife told me: ‘Sex is better on holiday.’ That wasn’t a very nice postcard to receive.”

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bauhinia purpurea leaf

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catalpa bignonioides, seed pods

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throughout sub-tropical areas of the Far East, North and South America, Australia, Africa and parts of Europe where it is a popular street tree.

Bauhinia purpurea, purple orchid tree, butterfly tree, camel's foot tree and, popularly known around here as, the Cómpeta Car Park tree! Bauhinias are a genus of around 200 species, named after SwissFrench botanists, the Bauhin brothers. This particular tree is native to India but is now found

It forms a medium-sized semievergreen tree, reaching between 7m and 10m high with a large spreading crown and a quick rate of growth. It is often used as a pioneer planting because of its ease of establishment, speedy growth and hardiness. Its exotic good looks and long-lasting, fragrant orchid-like blooms make it a favourite planting. The leaves are heart-shaped, thick, rounded and deeply divided into two lobes – hence its other common names of butterfly or camels foot tree. In autumn, the 10cm wide

ree planting season is looming and you can steal an early start now to get the best advantage of all the winter rains to come – we hope! So this month I want to introduce you to a couple of more unusual trees, both very beautiful and apt for our gardens. Both have very lovely heart-shaped leaves.

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blossoms open, usually a deep rosy pink-purple but they can be paler, even white and occasionally with streaking. The flowers are followed by long slender seedpods which can hang on the tree throughout the winter. The wood is rosy-white in colour, turning light brown when exposed to the atmosphere. Finegrained, hard and durable, it is often used for making household and agricultural tools. The leaves, flower-buds, flowers and young seedpods are eaten as a vegetable and the flower-buds are frequently pickled and used in curries. The leaves also make good fodder for goats, sheep and cattle. Once you have your tree, plant it in a sunny position. If temperatures

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drop low, it will lose its leaves but the tree is hardy down to around -3C or 4C so tough enough for most of us. If you want to try growing from seed, it germinates easily and rapidly, often showing within a week. Seedlings grow rapidly and can be 1m high within 3 months. They do not move very well, so grow them in individual pots and plant out in their permanent position whilst still young.

fence posts and railroad ties.

Plant your catalpa in a sunny or sun/shade position and preferably out of strong winds that could rip its leaves. It will prefer regular watering in its early years but becomes drought tolerant with maturity and will adapt to a wide range of soils, even heavy clay and seasonal flooding. It's very hardy, down to 20C so no problem there. If you've One last important and useful tip, the no space for it, consider using it as a leaves are found to increase coppice tree, cutting every 5 years lactation in mother water buffaloes – or so to produce stands of good something we have plenty of around fencing material and masses of the here! lush leaves. It's a very useful one to counteract erosion and land-slip and Our next tree is the lovely catalpa works well as part of a shelter-belt. bignonioides or Indian bean tree. This one is deciduous but with huge, One last tip, the great spreading handsome, heart-shaped leaves and roots of the catalpa are highly it can attain 12m in height with a poisonous. width of 8m over about 25 years – a great and gloriously spreading We have both of these lovely trees – shade tree. and lots of others – in stock now. It is a native of the southern states of North America, seen commonly in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. The Cherokee tribes named it Catalpa and made tea and ointment from the bark which was good against snake bites. Because of its great adaptability it has naturalised well outside of its native territory and is nowadays seen in many parts of the world. It is late to unfurl its leaves in springtime, but they worth waiting for; they can be 30cm across, a very fresh green and tropical-looking. They do have a slightly off-putting aroma when bruised, in contrast to the lovely heavy scent of the flowers. In summer, the panicles of exotic bell-shaped flowers start to open – white, splashed with yellow-orange and purple – gorgeous and scented too. Bees adore the flounces of flowers, burying themselves deep into the trumpets to extract generous amounts of nectar. This is a great tree to plant in proximity to a bee hive, giving loads of summer shade yet allowing the sunshine in during the winter months. The long thin bean pods, for which it takes its name, hang well into the winter. The wood is hard and rot-proof, useful for

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You're very welcome to visit Cómpeta during this dynamic week! The gallery will be open during the Art Symposium 16/9 - 21/10 The event is hosted, organised & curated by Galeria Luz de la Vida/ Lieuwke Loth. Supported by the council of Cómpeta, local businesses and a team of volunteers. 3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM LUZ IN CÓMPETA! ANOTHER VIBRANT DYNAMIC ART EVENT! About 12 professional and talented artists from all over the world are invited to come to Cómpeta, Málaga, Spain for the 3rd International Art Symposium LUZ. Artists from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Denmark, Italy, India, Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Spain and Colombia will gather for 8 days to exchange information, techniques and ideas related to their professions and to find new friendships. The symposium is a public event using local spaces in Cómpeta where locals, residents, art-lovers and visitors can meet the artists and experience how they create their art with spontaneity, originality and creativity. The town hall of Cómpeta turns its communal space, Salon de Actos, into a workshop for one week. This event will broaden horizons and help improve understanding of other cultures, countries and art. This Andalusian mountain village is surrounded by beautiful nature. Without doubt the Spanish culture, sun, sky, mountains, sea and new contacts will help inspire artists & visitors! The art that is created during the week will be shown in Galeria Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta from 21/10 on.

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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY. The Competa based Axarquia Garden Club is holding a plant sale on Tuesday 10th October at 11am in central Competa. So if, after our long hot Summer, you need to fill in some gaps in your garden, come along and look at our range of local plants at bargain prices.


Program: Sat. 14/10 12 p.m. Introduction of the artists in the gallery Luz de la Vida

7.30-8.00: Jukebox Bandits

Sat. 14/10 Artists at work 4 - 6 p.m. in Salon de Actos

8.00-8.30: Simon Allum & Jukebox Bandits

Mon.16/10 - Thurs. 19/10 Artists at work 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. In Salon de Actos

8.45-9.30: David Neil Band

Fri 20/10 Artists at work 11 a.m. 1 p.m. In Salon de Actos

10.45-11.30: Betty Loop

Sat. 21/10 Inauguration exhibition 3rd Symposium LUZ 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Gallery Luz de la Vida We’ll celebrate the final of the symposium together with the artists. The created art pieces will be exhibited in Galeria Luz de la Vida till 3 Dec.

9.45-10.30: Andalusian Ceili Bandits

11.45 - 12.45: Jukebox Bandits, Kaas de Leeuw & friends As part of its Cultural week, the Ayuntamiento of Canillas de Albaida proudly presents the Sixth Multi-cultural Night of Music to be held in the Plaza (main square) in Canillas de Albaida on Sunday 8th October. Admission to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate to Action for Animals local charity.

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COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS Visit our lovely museums: Museum of art and customs, museum of Sacred Art and museum of costumes. Free entrance to 3 museums open 09:30 – 13:30H and 16:00 – 20:00H, Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday 11:00 -14:00H. Mondays closed.

There is a restaurant in La Plaza if you would like to eat and have a table. Call 952 553254/609 167127. Saturday October 28 (after the market): Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta, 100yds east of the port. From 2.00-5.00pm. Call 653 629 841 or 689 237 643 for a table.

Oficina de Turismo. Do you need more information about Cómpeta? Visit our lovely tourist office at the entrance of the village! Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:30 – 14.00 Sundays: 10.00 – 14.00 Facebook! Are you on Facebook and want to be informed of the latest news of the town hall in Cómpeta? You can find us on: ecompeta . You can always check the official website of the town hall where you can find a business directory, useful phone numbers, bus schedules

JUKEBOX BANDITS GIGS Sunday October 8: Multicultural Concert, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida. Free entrance, 6 acts. From 7.30pm.

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NERJA 41 CLUB (EX ROUND TABLERS) Martin Urban from Astria has become the new Chairman of 41 Club Nerja (Ex Round Tablers). We have already had a talk on walks around Frigiliana, an evening with a horse whisperer. a boat cruise around the bay at Calata and three Munch Bunches. Our Club has 47 members from 10 different Counrties and is truly International. Two new members have joined in the last two weeks. We meet twice per month. On the first Thursday we take our ladies out for our Munch Bunch where we visit different restaurants for a Menu del Dia. On the third Thursday we have our 'Normal' meeting - whatever that is and have a speaker or an outing to visit someone such as the 'Horse Whisperer' who was excellent. Martin has decided to involve the ladies at some of these meetings. We have an annual meeting of all of the 41 Clubs on the Iberian Cluster in October and this year 18 couples are going to Calpe 41 Club for a

three day event. A few weeks ago we twinned with Lichfield 41 Club and a gang of us visited them as well as the National Memorial Arboretum where Round Table and 41 Club have a memorial along with Ladies Circle and Tangent. We are always looking for new members even if they only spend a few weeks in Spain per year. Please look at us on or ring Alfie on 626998626

SCRUFFS Handlers and dogs, the Costa Animal Society (CAS) is pleased to announce that our annual dog show Scruffs will be held on October 14 at the Plaza de España in Nerja from 12.00pm until 5.00pm. Guaranteed to be a wonderful afternoon, there will be prizes for 12 different categories, including Waggiest Tail, Best Rescue Dog and the real nailbiter, best Sit and Stay. Food and beverages will be available along with several stalls offering a diverse selection of handicrafts. While you’re there, don’t miss our tombola! For the uninitiated, a tombola is a game where when you buy a ticket if the last number of that ticket is a 0 or 5, there will be a corresponding prize on the table. The prizes this year will be well worth the gamble.We are also happy to announce that at 2.00pm there will be a dog walk with several animal rescue groups parading dogs ready for adoption.

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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. 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 only. LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR OCTOBER COMING EVENTS AND EXCURSIONS. Every Tuesday 11.30 to 13.00 & Thursday 16.30 to 18.00. - Espan-Glish Group at the Centre.. Interchange of Languages. Improve your level of Spanish and help others to improve their English. A donation of 1€ will be appreciated. Every Wednesday - Computer Workshop. Starting with the basics Time 10.00 to 11.30 at the Centre. Price 4 Euros including one drink. Every Wednesday – Art & Craft Group, Time 14.00 to 17.00 at the Centre. Every Friday – Coffee Morning. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Monday October 2nd – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. Time 13.00. Tuesday October 3rd & 24th – Photography Group. Time 16.00. Wednesday October 11th - Quiz Night. Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds to fund raising. Time 18.00pm for 18.30pm. Thursday October 12th – Centre will be closed Saturday October 14th – Coach Excursion to “South Pacific” Fuengirola. Ticket price 28 Euros available at the Centre. Fundraising event. Sunday October 15th – Harvest Thanksgiving Service. Followed by a sharing lunch, so please

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bring a plate of food. Time 11.00. Wednesday October 18th – Art Appreciation Group. Donation of 2 Euros. Time 10.30 Thursday October 19th - Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Thursday 26th October – Coach Excursion to Alhama de Granada & Rio Frio. Ticket price 24 Euros available at the Centre, which includes transport, entry to the Centro, guided tour and travel insurance. Fundraising event. 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. 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 further information on the branch please contact Dave on 654085811 or

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Wonderful villa within walking distance to all local amenities. Lounge/diner with access to pool area, luxury kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Large roof terrace with panoramic views, pretty covered terrace, salt water pool and car port. Excellent access. EPC Rating C

Large beachfront apartment in a sought after coastal resort. Spacious lounge / diner, fully equipped kitchen 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and front terrace with stunning sea views. Superb rental potential all year round.

Charming traditional south west facing country house in breathtaking location with easy access. 2 Double bedrooms, large living room, f/ f kitchen, dining room, office space, patio for al fresco dining and stunning mature garden with several terraces. Awaiting EPC

Ref: T985

245,000 euro

Awaiting EPC Ref: MS59

242,000 euro

160,000 euro

Ref: C3484




Reformed cortijo in a spectacular location. Big living space and terraced plot for tree planting. Water, electricity connected, new roof, floors, windows & f/f bathroom. Ideal for some stylish interior design and TLC in the garden, to create a little paradise. Awaiting EPC

Immaculate luxury villa close to Competa with excellent access. Approx. 175 m² with a good size sun room, a very bright and spacious living / dining area and a f/f kitchen, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Stunning pool terrace with BBQ & garage. EPC Rating D

Stunning detached modern town house in the upper part of the village with gorgeous panoramic views from a well-equipped roof terrace. Within easy strolling distance of the main plaza and all village facilities.

Ref: C3552

89,000 euro

Ref: C3502

370,000 euro

EPC rating D Ref: C1301

169,950 euro

The Grapevine Magazine October 2017  
The Grapevine Magazine October 2017  

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