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September 2011

Issue 77



TEL: 952 54 71 31





Solutions 4 U More Than Just An Estate Agent

Office Address: El Atajo, Opp. Villa Chile, Competa Email: Web Pages: Townhouse with Garden,Canillas De Albaida

Ref. 152

3 Bedrooms Bathroom Lounge with Woodburner Kitchen/Diner Large Balcony Garden/Patio Parking Outside, Not Overlooked Price: 129,000 Euros Sole Agent

Tel & Fax (00 34) 952 55 38 07 Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

Villa Between Canillas & Cómpeta

Ref. 640

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Fitted Kitchen Lounge + Dining Room Covered Terraces Swimming Pool Garage & Carport No Unmade Price: 245,000 Euros Sole Agent Track

Solutions 4 U specializes in all the legal aspects that surround property purchase and sale. Buy With Confidence From experience we can say that many properties that are put up for sale have some irregularities in their paperwork, and it is our specialty to eradicate them. Whether it's because you are selling and don't want complications at completion, or buying with a sense of complete confidence. With our associate lawyer, we firstly look at correcting any inconsistencies we find on behalf of the vendor, and secondly giving our buyers the assurance that the property they buy is fully up to date, registered on the Title Deed, the Land Registry records and with the Dept of Catastro. If you become serious about one of our homes, then we will have the property certificates to show, giving you added confidence. We can also advise on planning issues, 'Room for a Pool' may be true, but getting planning permission is for a pool is a totally different matter. Clarifying this beforehand saves endless difficulties and unnecessary heartache later on. .

Have Peace of Mind .

For those who already own a property in the area and may have concerns or know that their property papers are not in order, we offer a FREE consultation whereby you can bring along a copy of your Title Deed and IBI (Rates) certificate and we will carry out the necessary searches to establish whether all your property is registered in your name, the square meters of both the property and the land, and that the boundaries are correct. This takes approximately 10 days and if inconsistencies are found we will explain fully what needs to be done, give you a time scale and a written estimate of the cost. Once the work has been completed you'll be handed back the documents and clearly shown where the corrections have been made, thereafter happy that all your property is fully registered in your name in all 3 necessary departments.

Solutions 4 U – easy parking right outside the office On the Torrox/Sayalonga Rd junction, ½ kilometer before Cómpeta

Editors Note..... Over the last couple of months my family and I have been away for a few long weekends camping. The kids love it, we think of the money we have saved and it gets us out of the village and we see somewhere different. Most definitely our favourite place to camp is in Tarifa. There are 6 campsites all along the famous stretch of beach called Valdevaqueros, with a bus running between them all and into Tarifa Town. We have been there a few times now, always staying on one of the campsites with a pool so giving the kids a choice and a chance to retreat from the windy beach. Watching the kite and windsurfing is great and so is later relaxing in one of the cool beach bars (Valdevaqueros or Tanga are our favourites) with a Mojito!

Front Cover: Winsurfing Tarifa

Tarifa town is great for shopping if you like branded surf gear and there are also some excellent restaurants. However, the beach area is my favourite part with it’s incredible white sands and spectacular dunes . If you haven’t been it is well worth a visit. Don’t worry there are plenty of hostels and hotels so you don’t have to camp! My advice though, is book early as the place is mostly fully booked for July and August and nearly always in these months there is a minimum stay required.

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September Weather Days with rainfall: 2 Days Avg Max Temperature: 27.7c Hours of Sunshine : 8.23 p/day The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

Inside This Month 22 Use it and abuse it Andy Wilkes on stationary, faxes and sex.

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26 CompetaArt A Chance to meet Rex Gates from La Posada in Cómpeta


46 Pining for a Vine! Another instalmant of Campo Cuttings with Lorraine Cavanagh .


51 Health & Beauty 12 pages of hints and tips from specialist’s based in the Axarquia

Play Pens Stairgates Travel Cots Booster Seats


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

Todo Papel, Avenida de la Constitución, 31, Cómpeta, email:

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

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Sayalonga Delightful well established 3 bed, 2 bath villa in a rural setting within walking distance of Sayalonga. A charming rustic style property with mature gardens, a lovely pool area and attractive terrace/seating areas in a very desirable location.

Price:350,000 euros

ref: vs1-513

Business Potential! Price:349,000 Euros

Wonderful location! Price:255,000 Euros

Superbly renovated! Price:129,000 Euros


Arenas Charming superbly renovated

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A traditional and well presented rustic style 5 bed 3 bath country house (180 m²) including a separate guest house. Lots of character and great outside space including terraces, pool, garage and mature gardens.

rustic style 3/4 bed 3 bath country house in a peaceful rural setting with spectacular views close to Arenas. This attractive property is full of character and has beautiful spacious living accommodation including stunning master bedroom, large sun terrace, pool area ref: va6-668 and 2 further terraces.

Beautifully renovated 3 bed 1 bath village house (96 m²) ready for immediate use with spacious accommodation and 2 roof terraces with spectacular views. Excellent rental prospect.

ref: va1-760

ref:tc2-509 ref: tc2-696

Selling your house? With property sales on the increase, demand is exceeding supply. We urgently need your property to offer to our clients. Vendors – don’t delay, contact us today!

Price reduced!

Price:175,000 Euros

Stunning Views!

Price: 235,700 Euros

Business opportunity!Price:299,950




Puente Don Manuel

Delightful south facing 2 bed 2 bath modern villa (100 m²) in an elevated position with breathtaking uninterrupted sea views, great open plan accommodation, pool area and covered terrace.

Delightful modern 3 bed 2 bath villa situated close to the villages of Competa, Sayalonga and Archez. An attractive well established property with good access, a superb 40 m² approx covered terrace, plenty of outside space and stunning views down to the coast at Torre del Mar. ref: vc1-647

2 properties in 1! Fabulous modern 5/6 bed 5 bath town villa (263 m²) with ample spacious living accommodation, pool area, lovely countryside and mountain views and excellent rental potential.

Renovated rustic style! Price:99,000 Euros

Price reduced!

ref: va6-749 Great value property! Price:135,000


ref: tpdm1-753 Price:175,000 Euros

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Super single storey 2 bed 1 bath terraced villa (62 m²) on a small urbanisation sold fully furnished with a/c, private terrace, parking, communal pool and lovely countryside views.

A charming, traditional 2 bed, 2 bath village house in a central location with stunning views from the roof terrace. This property is full of character and it has been beautifully renovated to a high standard making it the perfect holiday home.

Beautiful well established 3 bed 2 bath villa (107.40 m²) situated in a peaceful location with magnificent views near Corumbela and Archez. This delightful property has good access, spacious living accommodation, superb outside space and mature gardens. Part exchange considered.

ref: vv1-756 Great Loaction!

Price:230,000 Euros

ref: tc1-723 Exciting Project!

Price:110,000 Euros

ref: vc6-606

Great Opportunity! Price:109,000 Euros


Canillas de Albaida Very attractive 3 bed 2 bath country house (161 m²) in a lovely location with well laid out living accommodation, 3 terraces, plunge pool and superb views.


Large 2 bed 1 bath village house in Arenas with huge potential for further development. Former olive mill renovated to provide spacious living accommodation, roof terrace with wonderful views and a delightful courtyard garden. Sold with 4 additional rooms and patios which could provide additional accommodation, pool and terrace areas. A fantastic project!


Canillas de Albaida Spacious 3 bed 1 bath village house (133 m² approx) in Canillas de Albaida situated within walking distance of all amenities with excellent access and a garage. This property has lots of potential with 2 terraces, sun room, open plan living accommodation and 3 good sized double bedrooms. ref:tc2-597

“ 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 (7%) and any mortgage set up costs.”

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Cómpeta, Townhouse (T107)


A large property with 7 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, utility, 2 living rooms, 2 roof terraces, views to the coast. Could be divided into 2 properties, commercial possibilities e.g. B&B.

Cómpeta, Villa (V241)


Set in the most spectacular location this charming villa has 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, spacious open plan living area with kitchen, large shaded terrace and amazing 360 degree views of the countryside, mountain ranges and the Mediterranean.

Cómpeta, Villa (V191)


A well established Villa with 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with fireplace, fitted kitchen, sun room, open and shaded terraces, pool, gardens, lovely views.

Cómpeta, Villa (V234)

159 ,000€

Well maintained villas set in mature gardens. Two bedrooms, bathroom, living room, large kitchen/diner, garage and outside storage. Excellent access along tarmac roads.

Archez, Townhouse (T106)


Totally rebuilt, this lovely property has heaps of charm and traditional features. 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with fireplace, fitted kitchen, courtyard, terrific roof terrace with BBQ and seating area.

Cómpeta, Villa (V240)


Immaculate villa with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan living room with fireplace, fully fitted breakfast kitchen, sun room, pool, terraces, mature gardens, BBQ/outside kitchen. (+34) 620 914 104 (+34) 951 321 359





The Guardia Civil are investigating the burglaries

A 40 year old British resident of Mijas, named with

of six homes in the Colinas de Procusan

the initials D.E.M., has been arrested by the Local

urbanisation at La Cala del Moral, near Rincón de

Police for beating his 14 and 15 year old children,

la Victoria in Málaga. The same gang attacked all

who were spending some days on holiday with

the homes, using sleeping gas to put out the

their father. The two children went up to a pair of

occupants. Most people were sleeping with the

policemen on duty in La Cala de Mijas, asking

windows open and the burglars threw gas canisters

where they could denounce their father, and

in through the windows to knock out their victims..

expressing their wish to return to England and

When they woke, complete in most cases with a

their mother. The police noted that both children

sore throat, and even vomiting, they found that

had some injuries, and accompanied them to the

wallets, and jewellery and other small items of

local health centre, where doctors certified a case

value had gone. Curiously the thieves did not take

of violence. Local Police then activated the

any of the vehicles in the urbanisation, despite the

protocol for such cases, informing the juvenile

keys being available to them. Residents say they

prosecutor, so that the two children can be

are worried, especially for their children.

repatriated to the U.K., given that they had not

14 YEAR OLD ARRESTED AFTER HITTING 2 YEAR OLD ON ZEBRA CROSSING ON MOPED A 14 year old, who was riding a moped in Málaga and who hit a two year old child and then drove off, has been arrested. Reports indicate that the

other family in Málaga province. The local police then arrested the alleged aggressor who is now awaiting an appearance in court. MÁLAGA MAN HOLDS UP BANK TO PAY OFF BAR BILL IN HIS LOCAL

youth was driving the moped at great speed with

He demanded 120 Euro from the cashier, the exact

no licence and no helmet. He is reported to have

amount he owed to the barA branch of Unicaja -

then handed the moving bike to his 15 year old

A bank robber who held up a branch of Unicaja in

girlfriend who was accompanying him, but the

Málaga City’s El Palo district was arrested just

bike fell over and the girlfriend suffered injuries to

minutes later after telling the cashier to inform

her right foot and knee. She then insisted that they

police when they arrived that he would be waiting

go back and help the victim.Málaga Local Police

for them in a nearby bar. He was found sitting

report it happened at 11.25pm on August 2nd on a

waiting for them in his local when officers arrived

zebra crossing in the city. The bike overtook a car

and put up no resistance to arrest. The gun he had

which had stopped at the crossing and hit the two

used for the hold-up, which some reports indicate

year old boy who was crossing with his father and

may have been fake, was confiscated by the police.

three brothers. When the 14 year old’s mother

La Opinión de Málaga reports that the robber

heard the story she went straight to the police with

admitted that he had carried out the robbery so he

her son, who was released back into the mother’s

could pay off the debt he had run up in the bar. He

care after full statements were taken. The two year

owed 120 €, which was the exact amount he had

old was released from hospital after being kept in

demanded from the bank cashier.

overnight for observation.


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Cómpeta Properties S.L. Always at your service Avda. Sayalonga, 24B, Cómpeta (Málaga) Tel: (0034) 952 516 107 Avda. de Constitución, 37B, Cómpeta (Málaga)Tel (00 34) 952 553 589 . Cómpeta:

to 66.000€ 88.000€ Now Reduced reduced to Sole Agent

Ref. TH228 A compact but charming property situated close to all local amenities with lovely views from the roof terrace down over the village and to the Mediterranean. 1 bed, 1 bath, 40m² living space. Lovely roof terrace on which to relax. Ideal holiday home or rental investment. New price! 129.000€ Canillas dede Albaida: please 186.000€ Canillas Albaida No offers Ref. TH337 Lovely modern property in immaculate condition situated on the edge of this beautiful village. Wonderful views over the village and the verdant Ref. TH190 Lovely property which has been countryside renovated with care and attention to detail to situated in the pretty mountainthe village of Canillas Mediterranean. de Albaida, within easy walking distance of all ² living local amenities. 3 beds, 1 bath, 96m 3/4 beds, 2 space + 40m² terrace. This property baths, is in immaculate 130m2 condition and is being sold partly furnished. A build, 2 terraces.

very special property which must be seen to be fully appreciated!

Cómpeta: Sedella:

129.000€ 96.000€

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Now reduced to179.000€ 99.000€

Ref. AP080 reformed, TH351 Charming, Lovely fullyfully reformed property ofpretty the townhousesituated situatedininthe the upper centre part of the white village of Sedella,views with beautiful views village with stunning down over the of the village 2 beds, pretty villageand andthe themountains. verdant countryside 1 bath, 115m² living space. with 2 to the Mediterranean. On Renovated one level with care and attention detail by the present beds, 1 bath, 94mto2 living space, roof owners. Must be seen! terrace.

Ref. F077 Ref. TH098 A Large charming Spanish finca style situated townhouse in the on three floorscountryside and situated on a quiet street peaceful within fifteen within a few minutes walk of theof main village minutes drive of the village Competa. beds, 1 bath, 140m² living space, 2 2square. beds,31/ 4bath, 80m2 living space,12.000m This property could be a lovely home and plot. An original oldoriginal Spanish farmhouse in maintains many of the features, including need of some make the original floorrenovation tiles, which that couldwould be conserved as aa truly beautiful traditional feature. it magnificent home.

Cómpeta: :

185.000€ Canillas de Albaida: New to the market239.000€ Cómpeta:

Just reduced to 194.000€ 175.000€

Ref. V371 TH333Lovely A lovely south modern facing property, townhouse within walking distance of in Cómpeta and with in immaculate condition the upper stunning views of the seawithin and the surrounding part of the village and walking countryside. 2 + 1 beds, 1 + 1 baths, 95m distance of all local amenities. 3 beds, ² + 22m 600mroof Separate guest ² living ² plot. 2 baths, 120space, m2 build, terrace. apartment. garage. good access. AdditionalPrivate advantage of aVery large garage. Excellent value, must be seen! Has to be seen to be appreciated!

Cómpeta: Cómpeta: Reduced from 260.000€ to only239.000€ 230.000€ Cómpeta:

Ref. V442 in a fairytale V430 Beautiful Charmingvilla established villa in setting with lovely views over thewith verdant elevated south facing position truly countryside down to theover Mediterranean. magnificentand views down the verdant 3countryside beds, 2 baths, space, 3.200m² to 117m²living the Mediterranean and plot A/Cthe in coast some rooms. A pretty home across to Africa. 2 beds, 2 baths, combining modern comfort with traditional 2 100m living space + terraces, 1.827m2 style, in keeping with the area. 10 plot. Sold fully furnished.



Ref. TH356 V431 Superb Traditional property village in elevated house which has been renovated a high standard byofthethe position and withintowalking distance 2 present owners within190m a few minutes village. 4 beds,and 4 baths, living walk 2 of the pretty central plaza. 3/4 beds, 1 bath, space, 5.000m plot, swimming pool. Very 75m² living + terrace. views Ideal permanent good accessspace and beautiful over the residence, holiday home or could also be used verdant countryside and towards the coast. to provide a rental income. Excellent value! Excellent value!



Ref. V448 V225 Wonderful Charming property villa ininfantastic peaceful completely by a tarmac road and set in a pretty location with degree3 views location withwonderful very good360 access. beds. 2 2 olive grove. Stunning views down over the the verdant countryside andplot. up toWood the 3over baths. 145m build, 2942m verdant countryside towards the coast, one can impressive Sierras. The pretty village burning fire, Central heating, Doubleof take advantage of these from the large terraces. glazing, Sedella isSwimming within five pool, minutes drive. Solar system. 3 beds, 1 bath, 80m2 living space + 55m² 3 beds,fitted 3 baths, 143m² Also livingavailable space, 9.709m² Fully kitchen. for garage, 2.900m2 plot. Possibility of converting plot. Swimming pool. Rural living without the rent both long and short term. the garage in to further accommodation. To advertise isolation. call Helen on 637 028 873 Ref. V452 Charming villa accessed

Property of the Month

Cómpeta - Now reduced to 220.000€ Ref. V264 A very attractive two bedroomed villa in a peaceful rural location with views up to the impressive Sierras and down over the verdant countryside. Set in a plot of 1.200m2 the property has approx. 100m2 of living space comprising a sunny conservatory, which can be used as a dining room, a spacious living room with wood burning fire with adjoining fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, one with en-suite, an attractive family bathroom and a utility room. The exterior of the property is extremely pretty with mature gardens and terracing along the front of the property giving lots of space on which to relax beside the swimming pool. Excellent value property in a lovely location!

New properties required!! We have clients looking for property. If you have a house for sale, or are thinking of selling, please contact us for a valuation. Cómpeta: An extremely attractive and spacious property with excellent access. 3 beds, 2 baths. 105m² aprox. Build. 2531m² plot. Private garage. Swimming pool. Jacuzzi. Gas central heating. Wood burning fire. Fantastic views.

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Weird and Wonderful from around the world!

society in Germany which advises on etiquette and social behaviour has called for kissing to be banned in the workplace The Knigge Society says the practice of greeting colleagues and business partners with a kiss on the cheek is uncomfortable for many Germans. The society's chairman, Hans-Michael Klein, says he has received concerned emails from workers on the issue. He advises people in the workplace to stick to the traditional handshake. “People say this is not typical German behaviour - it has come from places like Italy, France and South America�Hans-Michael Klein,Knigge Society. Speaking to the BBC, he admitted it would be impossible to ban kissing in the workplace outright. "But we have to protect people who don't want to be kissed," Mr Klein added. "So we are suggesting that if people don't mind it, they announce it with a little paper message placed on their desk." Mr Klein said he had received 50 emails this year alone on the rise of kissing on the cheek - sometimes both cheeks - as a greeting at work. "People say this is not typical German behaviour," he said. "It has come from places like Italy, France and South America, and belongs in a specific cultural context. We don't like it, they say." The society held a meeting on the issue, and carried out a survey of people both on the street and at their seminars, he said. "Most people said they didn't like it. They feel there is somehow an erotic aspect to it - a form of body contact which can be used by men to get close to a woman." He said there is, in Europe, a "social distance zone" of 60cm (23in) which should be observed. The Knigge Society, named after a German guide to good manners, is based


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in a castle 80km (50 miles) from Dortmund in western Germany. It has reportedly previously ruled on the correct way to end a relationship via text message, and how to deal with a runny nose in public Cathay Pacific will delay a marketing campaign, after photographs of crew members allegedly engaging in a sexual act were published. The airline was due to launch the campaign in September.Its tagline was "meet the team who go the extra mile to make you feel special". "We have decided to postpone the global launch of our next wave of our advertising campaign to 1 October," said a spokeswoman.

The makers of Sesame Street say characters Bert and Ernie will not marry in a same-sex ceremony despite an online petition calling for the union. Campaigners say the best friends should marry as a way to encourage tolerance of gay people. Nearly 7,000 have signed the petition, with more than 3,000 joining a Bert and Ernie Get Married Facebook page. A statement from the show's makers said: "They remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation." But they conceded that the pair are "male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics". The confirmed bachelors have lived together for 40 years and sleep in the same bedroom, albeit in single beds.

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VELEZ MALAGA REF: FP0825 A three bedroom villa of c.125m2 on a plot of 6,000m2 just 3 kms from Velez Malaga with easy access and enjoying panoramic views to the Mediterranean.

ONLY 225,000 euros



A delightful one bedroom apartment with a south westerly aspect in this popular urbanisation with spacious sun/dining terrace

A deceptively spacious, three bedroom village house of 110m2 with private inner courtyard and sun terraces. Some refurb required.

PRICED TO SELL at ONLY 85,000 euros

REDUCED TO 99,000 euros



A modern two bedroom villa with pool between Algarrobo and Arenas enjoying tremendous views down over Torre del Mar to the Mediterranean.

An impressive, part reformed, 405m2, 100 year old, country house set in the hills above Malaga . Potential for six bedrooms with extensive outbuildings and marvellous views.

REDUCED TO 175,000 euros

REDUCED TO 250,000 euros

TORRE DEL MAR - Calle Playa Marina, 2D Tel - 952547131 Mobile - 606087362 NERJA - Calle El Barrio, 11. Tel. - 952 52 41 40 Mob- 637 27 83 06

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Cómpeta Societies & Leisure Fair - 24 September 2011


a Mesa Intercultural de Cómpeta, the Cómpeta Intercultural Forum, with the kind support of the ayuntamiento, is organising the 1st Cómpeta Societies and Leisure Fair on Saturday 24th September 2011 from 10.00 to 15.00, on the Paseo de Tradiciones. To Associations, Clubs, Course organisers: Are you a member or organiser of an Association, Club or other shared interest forum or gathering? Do you organize activities (gardening, yoga, bridge, dancing etc ) or do you know of others that do?

Cómpeta societies & leisure fair where all associations, sports clubs, courses etc can advertise their activities. To participate, please contact: After the event, we can also put your information on our Blog site: and you can tell us of any changes as and when they are needed. To all residents of Cómpeta: Our aim is that all residents of Cómpeta of all nationalities can find out what's on offer in the town and be able to participate in associations and activities. So come along on Saturday 24 September to the Paseo de Tradiciones, next to the central plaza, from 10.00 to 15.00

Do you offer courses or exercise classes? Would you like to publicise your meetings and events? Would you like to recruit more members? Would you like to start a Group and reach out to others who may be interested?

-Leila BayandorLawson Mediadora Intercultural Proyecto ¨Acercando Culturas¨ Telefono: 659 398 518

If so, you are invited to participate in the first


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LUIS C/Camino de Jatar no.4 Competa, Malaga

TEL: 645 974 146 TEL: 657 661 629

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Country Properties S.A. In harmony with nature

Since 1986 REF. 5033


REF. 5170










PRICE: 355.000€


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PRICE: 105.000€

PRICE: 495.000€


PRICE: 285.000€

PRICE: 220.000€

Cómpeta Office: Plaza Almijara, 21 29754 Cómpeta Tel. (0034) 952 516 178 Torrox Office Calle Ortigosa, 7 29770 Torrox Tel. (0034) 952 539 125 .

Cómpeta Office:


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Torrox Office

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Eat as much as you like TAJ MAHAL

9.95â‚Ź Daytime & Evening

Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant

We offer an all you can eat menu

(As many starters, main courses and desserts as you want)

which is all freshly cooked to order. You do not have to move from your table as everything is served to you. Torrox Costa (Next to Post Office) Open 12.00-16.00 / 18.00-24.00 Daily Tel: 952 534 972 / 634 051 535 Closed Tuesday Lunchtime 18

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Use it and abuse it


lthough I have never considered myself to be a thief since I have left the UK and a “proper” job my stationery cupboard has never looked so bare. Sure I still have my calculator with 'Stores. Do not remove' TipExed on it, but can I ever find a pen these days? No is the answer, along with scissors or paperclips. In fact a paperclip is something I have never actually bought in my life, so I can only presume the paperclip industry relies on the fact that A) they will be stolen borrowed by the employees of the companies that buy them and B) that the majority of paperclips are never actually used for clipping paper, rather they are used as stress-relievers, nail pickers, ear cleaners etc etc. This, as a race is what we do; something is invented, a great thing; a thing that could be award winning and has spent years in development. And then we use it to wipe our bottoms on, or something bottom related probably. A fine example of this is the fax machine. Oh how we marvelled at how we could print out a document and then send it half-way around the world to another fax machine to be read by the recipient. But what happened? Marketing companies would send huge faxes


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containing the latest special offers. The main problem this was that the recipient had to buy roll after roll of thermal paper to keep printing the faxes. At one of my previous “proper” jobs I was often the first to arrive; on the floor would be a huge snake of paper spat out by the fax machine and the machine itself would have a flashing light that meant “quick, put another roll of paper in I have more faxes for you”. With shaking hands I would add the paper – it could be the large order the company was waiting for – press go, only for a picture of a paperclip to come out followed by the text “This week only, half price paper clips!” I guess this was an earlier version of the spam email but at least they do not actually cost us anything (unless you really do believe that a man in Nigeria has £1 million pounds he wants to share with you then you are on your own). The fax abuse did end there because the same wacky colleagues that first thought of photocopying their bums suddenly realised they could do so and then fax the pictures of their hairy butts to head office. Hilarious! (not). Strangely enough this is what crossed my mind whilst reading about the fantastic developments

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in 3D printing. Basically a 3D printer is exactly what it sounds like; a printer that can make a solid 3 dimensional object using different materials such as plastic, resin and paper. The uses of this are endless; a surgeon could “print” a 3D model of a patient's heart before he begins cutting into them. Engineers can look at something they have designed before making prototypes and so on. But the thing that crossed my mind was that people will be printing off their rude parts in no time and sending them to the shy girl in accounts. Misuse of the latest technology is by no means a new phenomenon; the motion picture was invented in 1895. In 1896 the oldest surviving porn film was made. Say no more; I am surprised it took that long. It just confirms what we all knew. Sex sells (which is why Alick in Todo Papel always wears his shorts in the shop by the way – be careful ladies!) just think of the card of peanuts in the pub; as each packet was purchased the picture of a bikini-clad model would begin to appear. To this day I cannot work out if that is why I fancy a packet of Big D

Pizza Delivery & Collection service (Delivery to Cómpeta village up until the Venta de Palma)

Magarita Troika Four Cheese Vegetarian Hawaiian Four Seasons Gorgonzola Sailor BBQ Rustico Choose your pizza base, normal or integral at the same price

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whenever I go to the beach. A similar ploy was used by the Tennent's brewery in the 80's when they printed a selection of beach-attired lovelies (I use that term loosely) on the side of each tin of lager. So as a 17 year-old discerning lager drinker trying to buy beer with his mates in Mr Patel's off license, no prizes for guessing which brand I chose. Worryingly, I also remember my mum buying me some of the same lager a few times; god, how spoilt was I?! That said it is clearly men that fall for that sort of thing. Anybody that was at the VivoAid concert in Cómpeta recently would not have been able to miss the male audience members drooling and standing up to get a better look at the Salares Belly Dancers. There you go paperclip manufacturers; stick a picture of them on the side of your boxes and watch your sales soar!

Andy Wilkes



International Cuisine Specials Include: Duck Breast, Beef Sirloin & T-Bone Steak Open: 19.30 - 11.00 Closed Mondays Avda. De Torrox, 29, , Competa Tel: 952 55 35 36

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Rex Gates


am not particularly artistic myself and perhaps have never realised or appreciated the skill, effort and love that goes into pieces of art and crafts. Over the last few months of speaking to members of the CompetaAt group my interest in the Art world has increased and certainly has my appreciation for it all. What has become apparent to me is how hard it is to develop the hobby or interest in Art to a career that is financially viable. In fact most of the artists I have spoken to have found the commercial aspect of their work is where they have very little interest or enthusiasm. This month I met Rex Gates who enviably has managed to develop his skill into a career, producing his work for exporting wholesale but also managing to maintain the local charm of his works through his shop in Competa. I have lived in Competa for 7 years and Rex for 30 years and we have never been formally introduced. I ashamed to admit that I didn't realise the lovely shop in Competa opposite the Bodega sold local handmade pottery by the owner himself Rex Gates! Rex first started to come to Competa with his family staying in the Fuengirola part of the Costs del Sol. Rex, originally from the States, spent many a happy holiday on the coast. It was when some good friends they had met over the years decided to buy a house in Spain did Rex happen upon Competa. Rex and these friends spent many months exploring the Malaga area however with one visit to Competa and within 10 minutes of being in the village they had bought a property! Rex felt the same as his friends about the village and used this house as a foothold when ever he visited Spain. Some 5 years later he came over to Competa to rent a house on a long term basis having totally fallen in love with the place.


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Rex comes from a family of potters as a child he recalls thinking everyone had a potter's wheel in their basement! His mother was a potter and so he learnt skills from an early age and continued this with formal training at a design school in Massachusetts. He then went into a Production Pottery which created handmade flowerpots on mass. It was here Rex learnt about mass production, various kilns and the commercial aspect to pottery. However, Rex longed to make a business out of his skill himself. Whilst on another visit to Spain he decided to move from the States and set up in Competa and make a viable business out of his pottery. He first took on a long term house rent and set up his 1st pottery which was his studio and workshop in the area where la Bodega stands now. He made his stoneware and porcelain here and sold to tourists. However, Rex admits at this time there where a lot less tourists than now in Competa so a lot of his income relied heavily on wholesale. He attended trade fairs in Madrid, London and Oslow and gradually built up good base of customers. The studio he rented was then sold for construction purposes and so Rex rented another workshop on the road between Canillas and Competa. He also bought a house which had come on the market opposite La Bodega which is still his shop to date. Later he finally bought a plot in the Campo to start to build his own home and studio.

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I visited Rex at home and he explained the plan of the outside space was dictated by the repsol lorry being able to turn round after his gas delivery. Rex uses propane gas cylinders to fire his kilns and Repsol visits regularly to check that everything is complaint with rules and safety regulations and of course deliver the gas. Rex showed me round his workshop and explained the pottery process which was fascinating. I have encouraged him to open up to the public once in while to provide demonstrations at the wheel and explain the whole process. He has 3 kilns all for different purposes, one of which he built himself. Rex still enjoys that moment of opening the kiln to see how his work has turned out; he described it similar to Christmas mornings as a kid! Rex's work is on display in his

shop la Posada in Competa along with other items that he buys in such as Glassware and jewellery. Rex is incredibly talented and produces some great stoneware in some beautiful colours so take a good look round is lovely shop.


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COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS SEPTEMBER 2011 THE NIGHT OF THE BONFIRES: There will be a big bonfire and a big party with lots of merrymaking. Don´t miss it. Date to be confirmed. PATRON OF CÓMPETA 'VIRGEN DE LOS DOLORES': Holy mass will be celebrated in the Parish Church of 'Nuestra Virgen de La Asuncion' at 12:00H Thursday 15th September. NEW MUSICAL AND PHOTOGRAPHIC AUDIOVISUAL DISPLAY: In the Tourist Office, well worth a visit, ask to see the 'Chameleon'. DAY OF THE TOURIST: Sunday 25th September we will be celebrating with a free guided walk in the sierra. Please contact Tom in the Town hall. START OF GR242 COURSE: The course will start on Monday 26th September at 11:00H in the Town Hall. To enrol contact Tom Ferber.

EUROPEAN YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEER: Are you interested in working as a volunteer? We need volunteers for: (1)Cultural events, planning for “Semana Cultural” – Culture Week. (2)Week-end of Folk Music and Dance 2012. (3)Oral History and more in the “Museo del Artes y Costumbres” – Museum of Art and Customs. Please contact Tom Ferber at the Town Hall for further details. .

SOCIAL SERVICES: The office opens again on Monday the 5th September “By Appointment Only”. .

SWIMMING POOL: International Fiesta in the Municipal Pool, Discounts and Special Offers Wednesday 24th September. .

ON YER BIKE: (1)Bike Climb from Algarrobo to Cómpeta. (2)Day of the Bike – Sunday 9th October. Dates to be confirmed. Please contact Isidro for more details. .

For all your cleaning requirements for your home, holiday rentals, cleaning during your holiday stay, pool cleans, general maintenance, repairs and gardening

Please call Juliet: 692 437 039 Deb: 622 863 255 David: 622 379 413 Rob: 619 232 025

Competitive rates

No Job too small


FINALLY BACK TO SCHOOL: School starts on Monday 12th of September.

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

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

Café Bar

“El Despacho De Fernan” (Behind the Townhall)

Open Monday - Sunday 9.00am - late Drinks, Snacks & Full Menu C/Rampa. Edif. Ayunatamiento, No.1 Competa, Malaga Tel: 952 553 518


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La Taberna de Oscar Plaza Pantale贸n Romero, 2, C贸mpeta Tel: 952 55 37 22 email:

Small dishes, Big flavours Sample Menu Kebabs Moroccan Spiced Pork nt mi a served with & cucumber riata Couscous, orange & pomegranate salad ne with Chicken in Canillas wi peppers sultanas & roasted red th Tabouli Stuffed Aubergines wi & grilled cheese th Pan fried baby squid wi nut co co & illi ch , ss lemongra

Situated just off the main square opposite the church, La Taberna de Oscar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy contemporary food

Now Open, New Menu & New Roof Terrace

Serving food from 1.00pm - 4.00pm 7.00pm - 11.00pm

Bar Open from 10.00am

Booking Recommended Closed Tuesdays

CORTIJO-PACO ? The restaurant is located in the upper part of the village and from here you can enjoy beautiful views of the town, the sea and the Sierra Tejeda and on clear days of September and October you can even glimpse ? the mountains of Morocco and Gibraltar.

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

Closed Mondays Open Tues to Sun from 7pm for dinner Booking recommened

Hotel Balcon C/ San Antonio

Private parties catered for e.g. Hen/stag nights, weddings and birthdays.

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Restaurante Albaida Canillas de Albaida

(5 minutes from Cómpeta)

Take the righthand road uphill as you enter Canillas: we’re on the right.

Menu del dia 9,50€ for 3 courses & Menu del noche 11.50€ for 3 courses both Wed to Sat

Sundays - Traditional Sunday lunch available choose from Beef or lamb with Yorkshire Puddings - Normal menu also available

Come dine in the cool of the restaurant, new summer menu, salad menu, steak menu and homemade desserts.

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New Chargrill Steak Menu Choose .from beef fillet, sirloin and rump. Choices of sauces All served with homemade chips. Prices from 10.00 Euros . Sat 24th Sept - Quiz Night Lasagne Supper 10 Euros

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Wed-Sat Lunch 12pm -3.00pm Evening Meals 7pm-10.30pm Sunday Lunch 1pm-4pm Evening Meals 7pm -10.30pm Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

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PROPERTY OWNERS Nowadays it’s imperative that your property documents are correct – gone are the days when it didn’t really matter!

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


“ At Sunset Properties we have a wealth of experience in selling rural and urban properties. We offer a professional, proactive service and we specialise in finding solutions for all of your property problems.” .

“ Don’t delay! Call us today to deal with all of your property issues.”

Your “escritura” is your most important document – it describes your property and states who owns it. Is your “escritura” correct and up to date? Equally important is the “catastro” the overall register of all land and real estate in Spain. The information held in the “catastro” is often inaccurate. Is your property entered correctly on the “catastro”? The two documents must match if you wish to sell or have peace of mind that your documents are correct.

Do you have other issues relating to your:l property documents l electricity/water supplies l gas contracts l utility bills l IBI (council rates) bills l and many more…

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The English Shop Puente don Manuel

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Sally Harrison Owner / Agent

AS2535 Salto del Negro 199,000 euros

Colmenar AS2534 425,000 euros

Alcaucin AS2501 238,000 euros

159m2 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with internal courtyard, garden and dip pool

Impressive 290m2 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached villa with 8 x 4 salt water pool, garage, garden, sun terrace, mountain views

Versatile 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom property on 2 levels with 2 front doors, garage, large 3,500m2 garden and lake views

Valle Niza AS2503 145,000 euros

La Zubia AS2489 195,000 euros


85m2 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with garden and fantastic sea views situated in small Hamlet near the coast

166m2 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house just outside small Hamlet with pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, hairdressing salon

70m2 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with dip pool, studio with roof terrace and beautiful gardens with stream, bridges and waterfall

Colmenar 231,750 euros To advertise call Helen on 637 028 873

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Restaurante El Pilón C/Laberinto , Competa Tel: 952 553 512 Open from 7pm, 7 Nights a week

New summer a la carte menu with reduced prices for the summer season

Terrace with beautiful views to the coast ‘A La carte’ menu & extensive order in advance menu incl. • Beef Wellington • Stuffed Crown of lamb• Zarzuella de Mariscos • Fish and Seafood platter• Meat orgy and many more for 2 people upwards

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Restaurante El Pilón


l Pilón Restaurant has been at the heart of Cómpeta life for many years, having been created by Christian Griffiths. Ray Rowden and Tom Sobel have now joined Christian in El Pilón and a re-launch party was held on July 27th to celebrate the new team, which was attended by 280 people. The Mayor provided an opening speech, offering good wishes to the next phase of El Pilón. Tom and Ray are no strangers to the hospitality service. Tom managed many bars and restaurants in the USA whilst at University and his family ran a chain of Pizza stores during his childhood. Ray co-owned a holiday resort in Kerala, South India for twelve years, which he developed and built up, focussing on marketing and customer care. Ray said ” We wish to ensure that the original vision for El Pilón as created by Christian remains intact. We have refreshed the paintwork, including a new sign and put new chairs on the terrace, but the essence of El Pilón will remain unchanged”.


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Christian commented that “The balance of skills in the new team is perfect, I can now focus my energy on cooking great food, Tom has a good eye for detail and computer skills and administration, and Ray has good ideas for looking after people and ensuring that our customer service improves”. The team have ambitious plans for the future, including new ideas for the terrace, which will be double glazed for winter use. This will allow the terrace to open earlier in summer and remain open later in the autumn, allowing customers longer opportunities to enjoy stunning views and a great dining experience. In the winter the terrace will be transformed into a stylish cocktail and lounge bar, offering a relaxed venue where a full range of cocktails will be available, alongside a special menu of light bites for those not wishing to take a full meal in the restaurant. Tom and Ray will be offering a range of activities in the new bar through the winter months. Tom has become known as a popular DJ locally. He told The Grapevine Magazine.

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“I am looking forward to providing music for some great party nights for the local community and winter visitors and will also be planning for some local artists to perform in the new lounge bar, it is very exciting and feedback on our winter ideas has been fantastic”. Ray will be providing monthly ballet and opera nights on the big screen. He started this idea with Inez and Emmanuel at The Alberdini last winter, which was well received. Ray said “The Alberdini and the lounge bar at El Pilón will share the winter ballet and opera nights, with a show each month, alternating between the two venues, all opera shows will have English subtitles and I will, as usual, provide an introduction to each performance”. There will be no charge for these nights, but any donations will be given to local good causes in Cómpeta and surrounding villages. The key ambition for El Pilón is to provide the best quality fresh food at fair prices and fantastic service for customers. Ray says, “Our task is to ensure that every customer who enters Pilon leaves with a smile, knowing that they have had a fantastic meal and been cared for personally, especially the resident community, who provide our core business”.

Christian, Tom and Ray are keen to work in partnership with other venues in town whenever possible. Tom explained “Running a successful bar or restaurant in a rural area is tough business, especially in the winter. It is vital for our resident community and tourists to have as much choice and diversity as possible, to that end we will be working on co-promotion ideas with our colleagues in other venues, including The Alberdini, Oscar’s and Bar Alicat.” “ On one level we are potential competitors, but we all offer something unique and different, this is vital for the local economy and business community”. Tom has created a new facebook page for El Pilón where you can find any special menu ideas, updated regularly and join as friend if you wish. A new website will follow shortly, where all menu choices will be posted and news of the winter programme and other events will be available. Customer feedback is vital and Christian; Tom and Ray welcome all comments at all times. See advert on page 43 a relaunch photo’s on page 42


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TODO CASA is a service designed to help you manage your Spanish home with tailor made services to match your exact requirements Full property management including:Pool maintenance Changeover cleans for holiday rentals Pre-arrival cleans/airing for holiday home owners Keyholding Property security and wellbeing checks Promotion and marketing of your property for holiday rental General maintenance Hire services – See our main ad on page 3 For more information contact Alick 628 776 226 or Debbie 610 853 929 Visit our website Or visit our shop Todo Papel Avenida de la Constitución, 31 29754, Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 37 55

Electrical Installations in general from small fault finding and fitting lights to complete new installations

Electromontajes Gaviana S.L 'Based at Solutions 4 U Office, just before Cómpeta on the left’

Authorized Installer - Industry & Energy Ministry Domestic Re-wiring/Upgrades to meet Current Legislation, Underfloor heating, Solar Heating, Industrial Installations, Locals, New Pylons, High & Low Tension Cables etc.

ICP's fitted from 25 Euros

Official Bulletins with the necessary documents for a legal installation. Just call 952 55 38 07 or 660 51 01 34 'All Enquiries Welcome’

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Cómpeta’s First Physiotherapy Centre

Physiotherapy Centre

Fisiosalud Ana C/ del Carmen nº 9, Cómpeta Telephone: 679564686

La Pausa Foot Treatment Calle Cervantes 6 29780 Nerja Tel: 952 52 5779/ 673 597 456

If you have any discomfort, have back problems or musculo - skeletal problems or any other please call for an appointment. If you need to relax, we offer full massage or lymphatic drainage of the face.

Gift Vouchers available for massages Physiotherapy session: 20 euros (includes acupuncture)

Acupuncture session: 15 euros Lymphatic drainage session: 25 euros Neurological physiotherapy session: 25 euros Full massage session: 30 euros .

Other Services incl: Kinesio taping Osteopathic Treatment after traffic accidents

Everything for the well-being of the feet

Translating Services Helping you with all of your English – Spanish translating challenges, including;

*Townhall-related queries *Doctor/Hospital appointments *Arranging for a builder, plumber, electrician *Sorting out your Residencia, Empadronamiento, NIE number *Setting up a bank account *Queries with Telefonica or Endesa Or if you'd like to brush up on your Spanish, perhaps a conversation class? (either one-to-one or small groups)

For a friendly, no-obligation chat call me on:661023753, or

Located in Cómpeta


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As hard as we try, most of us can never look as good as Charlize As Angelina hard as we try, most Some of us canwomen never lookare as good as Charlize Theron or Jolie. simply born beautiful Theron or Angelina Jolie. Some women are simply born beautiful

Health & Beauty Health

However, this doesn't mean that the rest of us should simply give up. Far from it. We should all try to make the very best of what we've got. This month The Grapevine has detailed those businesses who can help you keep healthy, relaxed and beautiful and they have also provided us with some advice too!

& Beauty

Over the next 12 pages you can find where is best to go for a haircut, dental treatments, massage and in fact any beauty treatment you will ever need along with some advice for women with regards to looking after their breasts. Men don't skip over these pages as there is plenty of advice for you to take on board too!

However, this doesn't mean that the rest of us should simply give up. Far from it. We should all try to make the very best of what we've got. This month the Grapevine has detailed those businesses who can help you keep healthy, relaxed and beautiful and they have also provided us with some advice too! Over the next 12 pages you can find where is best to go for a haircut, dental treatments, massage and in fact any beauty treatment you will ever need along with some advice for women with regards to looking after their breasts. Men don't skip over these pages as there is plenty of advice for you to take on board too!

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Puente Don Manuel

Five Star Dental Care You Can Trust Clinic Opening Hours Monday - Friday 09.30 - 14.00

Ongoing Special Offer! A FREE oral health assessment in association with a full Scale and Polish for 35 Euros. This is in recognition by scientists that proper dental hygiene should reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, strokes and heart disease.

All major credit cards accepted

Please call us to chat about this offer or any oral hygiene concerns with our hygienist Rosie or to make an appointment. Tel: 951 139 287 / 691 700 587

Location Ian Pett Dental Care Edif. Al Zabel, Local 7 Cruce de Periana Puente don Manuel 29713 Alcaucin Mรกlaga Mobile (Spain) + 34 691 700 587 (Spain) + 34 951 139 287 Email 52

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Non Invasive Pain Free Radiation Free Reliable New Clinic now open! Well-Therm, Avenida Andalucia 149, Caleta de Velez Janet Van Dam Tel: 618 989 125 (by appointment only)

Clinics also in El Morche, Cómpeta, Puente Don Manuel My working days will be ·Monday 10.00 – 14.30 h Wednesday 14.00 – 19.00 h ·Thursday 11.00 – 19.00 h I will still be available from ·Centro Mar y Salud, El Morche on Tuesdays ·EGO Hair and Beauty, Competa every first Tuesday of the month ·Hair and Beauty Studio, Puente don Manuel every first Monday of the month To advertise call 637 028 873

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Rebeccah Curtis Well Being Centre Torrox Costa Tel:952 53 01 22 see advert on page 56

Clinica Europa Torrox Costa Tel:952 53 09 08 See advert on page 57


ased in Torrox Costa this relaxing, calming and professional centre provides an extensive range of beauty services with fully qualified therapists and beauticians. Treatments available range from state-of-the-art facial treatments, waxing, permanent hair removal, micropigmentation, body treatments such as anti cellulite and exfoliation treatments, pedicures and manicures. Other therapies include various types of massage including aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki and indian head massage. Also available at the centre is The Bowen Technique and Chiropractor . The Wellbeing Centre is run by Rebeccah Curtis, a true Health and Beauty professional with extensive training and 20 years of experience. She is English but fluent in Spanish and has an obvious passion for her work. This experience, knowledge and passion for seeking the latest advances in health and beauty provide a great combination for offering the best treatments at affordable prices. The Wellbeing Centre is easy to find at Laguna Beach in Torrox Costa and has a number of treatment rooms to ensure relaxation and privacy at all times. The atmosphere is calm with gentle back ground music and is the perfect environment to have any treatment and feel pampered. Hint and Tips for Healthy Skin 1. Get Active - By putting your body in motion for 30 minutes or more each day, you can release the toxins trapped inside and relax fully. 2. Eat a balanced diet –To eat for healthy skin and a healthy body, try to reduce the allure of sugary, salty and fatty foods by eating more lean protein and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Also increase the amount of water you drink to at least 1.5l. 3. A good nights sleep - there’s no substitute for a good night’s sleep. Make it a goal to sleep as many hours as you need to feel alive and productive the next day -- all day. 4. Exfoliate your skin - Eliminate toxins and dead skin cells through exfoliation and give your skin a glowing lease of life. 5. Focus on good things - make a list of things for which you are truly grateful. Or write down three things that went well, and why.


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Clinic Europe is located in Block 86 of the International Centre in Torrox Costa, near the pharmacy. It has been offering its services since 1985 to both residents and visitors from all countries. The staff at Clinica Europa has extensive experience in meeting any health needs and difficulties that their patients might encounter. Dr. Carlos is well known locally for his friendliness, competence and dedication to his patients and, being a general practitioner and paediatrician he can address the whole family and solve problems of those of all ages. Dr. Michael Mannish has 30 yrs. experience as a Harley St. cosmetic dental surgeon having qualified from St. Bartholomews Hospital and London University. He can provide help with all kinds of dental problems in an experienced and caring manner. His specialisation includes veneers, cosmetic fillings, crowns, bridges and tooth whitening. His partner Dr. Mario specializes in implants and dental surgery. In his hands one can return home after some serious dental work, with a fantastic smile, the best European quality and having paid a good price. Manuela our receptionist will always welcome you with a smile and will assist you when making an appointment or answer your questions, with total empathy. The clinic also provides services in alternative medicine such as acupuncture for treatment of multiple problems such as stopping smoking, or the latest treatment for fibromyalgia specific (unique in the province of Malaga) or treatment of stress without medication by electromagnetic neuronal biostimulation and neuronal resynchronization. Not forgetting the usual services such as diagnosis by ECG, ultrasound, laboratory or INR control. But more importantly, you will feel at home. Hints and Tips for Health and Well Being 1. Maintain oral hygiene care. Lack of basic oral hygiene leads quickly to swollen, bleeding gums,

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2. Stop smoking, let us help you with acupuncture. 3. Stress and anxiety can cause well being problems, now you can fight it without medication. 4. Control your blood pressure to prevent serious problems related to the cardiovascular system. 5. Torrox, the best climate in Europe and good for your health too!

E.G.O Hair and Beauty Cómpeta Tel: 616 022 734 See advert on page 61


his Salon is based in the centre of Cómpeta just off the Plaza Almijara. The owners Andy and Mel provide hair and beauty treatments respectively. The Salon has extended over the last year or so from a hairdresser to a hair and beauty salon acquiring new therapists along the way. Their treatment offering has grown from manicures and pedicures to facials and waxing. Also, the recent therapists add a new dimension to the Salon with Reiki, Body Screening, Permanent make solutions, The Bowen Technique and also a Chiropodist.

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Andy and Mel a husband and wife team work together well and have worked hard to create a successful Salon. Mel is keen to keep up with the latest fashions and technologies for example now they offer Minx nails and also she is looking into the fish pedicures that are currently popular in the UK. Andy is still in talks to produce his own organic hair products and these should hit their shelves by the end of the year. Andy is an experienced hairdresser and has built up a good base of customers in the area which stood them in good stead when expanding their Salon to Beauty treatments. The Salon is light and spacious with a couple of private treatment rooms and set in a quite side street off from the main Plaza in Cómpeta 1. Foot Tips - For healthy feet they need T.L.C. This is done by exfoliating and moisturising on a regular basis and A pedicure every 4-6 weeks. 2. Body tips - Regular massage for your mind and body helps relax and stimulates blood flow and increases energy levels. 3.Waxing tip-Before waxing make sure you exfoliate and have no sunburn. Avoid the sun for 24 hours after. 4. Hair tips - Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type, together with regular intensive treatments and regular haircuts. 5. Tips for yourself - Doing something that’s purely for yourself at least once a week.

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September Offer Prolong your tan into the autumn body exfoliation plus moisturising massage

ONLY 33€

Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, no16 Torrox Costa, 29793 Malaga TELF: 952 53 0122 Mobile: 651 956 284 56

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English Dentist

General Medicine Paediatrics Physiotherapy & Osteopathy Acupuncture Esthetic Medicine Special treatment for Fibromyalgia .






Dr Michael Mannish B.D.S (University of London) .

Harley St. Dentist of 25 Years

Assume you"re getting good dentistry elsewhere ? Try us. FREE SECOND OPINION ( X- RAY 15 euros ) Competitive Prices New: Implant Specialist Tel: 648 203 157

Azenta , a new treatment for anti-stress and fbromyalgia New in Spain & only in the Malaga Province!

Stress Treatment Why live with Stress and Anxiety? The excessive physical & emotional tension accumulated during a long time may cause significant disorders: cardiovascular, digestive, neurologic & immune system diseases

Azenta helps you to: Reduce anxiety Diminish insomnia Reduce nervousness Increase energy Reinforce the immune system, therefore improving health

Improve concentration & memory Better mental clarity Fortify the nervous system Relieve muscular pains & headaches Improve personal relationships

Centro Internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa

Tel: 952 53 09 08

Tin Tin Salon Cómpeta Tel:952 516 416 See advert on page 63


in Tin Hair and Beauty is based in Cómpeta and run by Trina originally from the Farou Islands and fluent in Danish, English and Spanish. She is married to a local and the salon has a Cosmopolitan mixture of nationalities as clients. Trina has lived in Cómpeta for 17 years and has great local knowledge and understands the people and area well. She is a pleasure to chat to and makes you feel welcome and relaxed in your language in her salon. Treatments include manicures, pedicures, waxing, make up and massages all at exceptionally good prices. Trina is the main hairdresser in the salon and has an exceptional number of regulars weekly in the Salon so it is always best to book your appointment well in advance. However, Trina will also do her best to fit you in especially her regulars and those over on holiday for a short time. Trina is assisted by Rocio who does most of the beauty treatments and occasionally Gemma too.

smoking has been linked to accelerated hair loss. 5. When using a hair drier keep it about 20 cms (8") away from your head to avoid damaging your hair.

Ian Pett Dental Care Puente Don Manuel Tel: 951 139 287 See advert on page 52


an Pett dental care is an English Dentist located in Puente Don Manuel. He is a bachelor of dentistry from Sheffield University and his practice is located at the Cruce del Periana, local 7, there is easy parking in the vicinity. Rosie, the friendly and welcoming receptionist and hygienists fluent in both English and Spanish will greet you on arrival. The practice is modern and light and provides a welcoming atmosphere even to the most nervous of patients! Ian has extensive years of practice in the UK and has a great interest in treating those who find visiting the dentist difficult through methods such has hypnosis.

More recently Tin Tin has announced they are now offering special ladies day packages. This has come at the request of locals who want to have a girlie day out or organise something special for a girlfriend's birthday. The packages are tailored to the individual's requirements and include the private use of the salon and light refreshments. The Salon also sells a selection of good hairdressing quality hair products in order for you to continue to create the style that you left the salon with. Tin Tin is easy to find behind Café Cómpeta which is opposite the main car park. Hints and Tips for Healthy Hair 1. Don't brush or comb oily hair frequently as this causes more oil to be secreted by the scalp. 2. Evening primrose oil and flax seed oil are great for keeping your hair healthy. 3. When using hair conditioner try to keep it away from the roots of the hair. You will then get longer life out of each wash. 4. Stop smoking. Smokers are four times more likely to have grey hair than non smokers and


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Ian Pett tries to establish a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and helps build confidence if a patient finds a particular aspect of dental treatment distressing They have effective ways of countering a fear of dentistry through hypnotic sedation. This is the production of a state of total relaxation, akin to sleep but not true sleep. In this relaxed condition results such as increased pain threshold, fainting or excess salivation making treatment possible that before wasn't Ian Pett has been practicing in Spain for the last 5years and has built up a good reputation in the area for good service at reasonable rates. He offers all the regular dentistry services from cleans and check ups to tooth whitening and veneers. 5 Hints and Tips for Healthy teeth 1. Brush your teeth twice a day using appropriate toothpaste to help fight cavities And remove plaque. 2. Pay particular attention to where the tooth meets the gum. 3. Clean between the teeth using floss or inter dental brush. 4. Replace your toothbrush every three months. 5. Try to avoid sugary food and drinks, especially between meals.

Well Therm Calet De Velez Tel: 618 989 125 See advert on page 53


anet Van Dam started her new practice of Medical Thermography in December last year and in the quiet month of August she had time to reflect on how everything was going. had time to reflect on how everything was going. Janet has been able to establish 5 good bases where she offers a my mobile service throughout the Axarquia and beyond (Mijas Costa, Palma de Mallorca) and she has screened 100 people up to date, the majority of them women, who wanted to have a preventative, first-line breast screening done. Only one of them came back which needed a further follow up with an ultrasound. In a few months she will be able to do the follow up, so she can compare that screening with the first. In March Janet applied for a grant with the Junta de Andalucia for women who set up a new business and 2 weeks ago she had a letter to say that she had qualified for it. Obviously Janet is over the moon with this news! Her steady work flow and this grant have given the business the boost she was looking for and enabled her to take the bold step into opening her own clinic. The new name for the clinic is Well-Therm and from the 1st of September you will be able to find Janet in Av. Andalucia 149, Caleta de Velez, which is located on the opposite side of the veterinary clinic, just before the bus stop. It has ample parking in front or on the other side of the main street. Please see her advert for her opening hours and note she is still available at the previous salons and clinics as before. . 5 Health tips for your breasts 1.Look after your breasts: don't let them get injured from knocks or rough squeezing. 2.Do not ignore pain or tenderness, especially when it is one-sided 3.Have lumps checked out. Thermography can help identify if a lump is active or not 4.Be aware of changes in breast size, thickening or dimpling of the skin, especially when it is one-sided 5.Never ignore secretions of the nipple, especially when it is bloody or pus-like.

CLINICA DENTAL Dr. Fernando G. Bajos Blindhuber

24hr Emergencies

Monday - Friday - 2pm & 4pm - 8pm Tel: 952 51 62 08 Avda Constitucion, 10 Urb Nueva Villa de Competa, Casa No.6 (Situated in the Main Car Park Area Above La Caixa Bank) 60

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ego hair & beauty More beauty treatments than before in our bigger premises with private consultation rooms and new therapists

Now Offering

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Nails Transfers to create funky nails.

RECOMMEND A FRIEND AND BOTH RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR NEXT VISIT. Only available in September on hair and beauty services Calle Dr. Fleming, C贸mpeta Tel: 616 022 734


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Clinica Dental Cómpeta Tel:952 51 62 08 See advert on page 60


ur clinic is located in Cómpeta and has been open for over 22 years, it is just opposite the municipal parking above the La Caixa bank . Our telephone number is 952516208 and we work Monday to Friday. We instill in our patients the importance of preventive dentistry and as a result we have already seen several generations of people who have never had cavities. We are specialists in surgery implants, fixed and removable orthodontics, fixed prothesis and all the varieties of removable prothesis. We work to perfection and with the highest quality and this is aided by the first class labaratorios we use. We offer reasonable prices with quality, durability and give guarantees on all our work. 5 Hints and tips for your teeth 1.Clean your teeth using the Bass technique 4 times a day and use dental floss. 2.Visit the dentist every 6 months for a clean and check up. 3.Change your old fillings after 8 years 4.Ensure your children clean their teeth from an early age 5.Remember that following simple pieces of advice will result in prevention of any serious problems and this is more economical in the long term.


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Bizarre Health and Beauty! BOIL A BANANA SKIN Researchers at Taiwan's Chung Shan Medical University say banana peel contains ingredients that increase levels of the happy hormone serotonin. They suggest you drink the water in which you've boiled a banana skin to get the boost. EAT EGGS They're a good source of the de-stressing amino acid taurine. 'This inhibits adrenaline and helps your body eliminate the stress hormone cortisol. ' SPEED READ The faster you think, the happier you feel, says psychologist Professor Emily Pronin of Princeton University, US. GO FLORAL Seeing flowers first thing in the morning gives people an energy and mood boost that lasts a few hours, says Dr Nancy Etcoff from Harvard University in the US . HAVE A SPOONFUL OF HONEY Sugar boosts serotonin levels in the brain, making you happy – and some honeys may also offer high levels of antioxidants. NAPPY RASH CREAM Apply nappy rash cream to help heal cracked elbows and feet. CURE SUNBURN Take a warm bath in very strong black tea - the tannins take away the sting and swelling

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

Tin Tin


Discount Voucher

off all Hair and Beauty Treatments in September

Ladies Treatment Days (min. 5 people)

Choice of hair and beauty treatments, private salon and light refreshments. Call or pop in for more information.

Nueva villa de C贸mpeta (Just behind Caf茅 C贸mpeta) Tel: 952 516 416 Mon-Fri 10.00-13.30 &17.00-20.00 Sat 10.00 - 14.00 .

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Orange Grove Services Let us quote for your kitchen. What have you got to lose? .

Tel: 661 713 238 Tel: 617 839 660

Kitchens Electrical Services “The savings we make by Plumbing not having a high street or sales staff are Carpentry shop passed on to you. I’m confident we can beat any Plastering high street quote’. Tiling Painting and decorating Mark Sylvester

References & visits to past customers available Kitchens to suit all budgets

Works gallery for August

company aims To quote, honestly, and openly. To maintain a regular line of communication with the client. To arrive on time all day every day. To leave work areas clean and tidy at all times.

"the company we keep" Hotel Palacio Blanco Video Club Warner Bar Nautico 64 The Grapevine Bar 147

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THREE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 3rd September, 22nd October and 3rd December The markets raising money for local charities, all stall holder fees to go to the Mayor for him to distribute to deserving charities of his choice. The markets will be held on the Plaza running along the side of the church, in Competa (If it rains, the market's will be held in the underground car park beneath the Ayuntimiento)

So no-one need miss out on some great bargains Lots of the usual stalls selling an assortment of items. Home-made cakes, pastries, chutneys.U.K High Street Fashions – M&S, Laura Ashley, Monsoon plus many more. Jewellery, CosmeticsPet Supplies Hand decorated mirrors and clocks Knitted and sewn items PLUS So much more……

Come and browse 10a.m – 2p.m For more information contact Marion 952516144 / 610363589 Or e-mail Live sporting events shown here

Restaurante Asador

Tlf: 952 553 314

MUSEO del VINO Calle Constitución, Cómpeta, Málaga

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

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

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


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free adhesive with all tiles purchased Excavation and Transport Building Materials Skip Service (Delivery and Collection)

Bathroom Furniture and Accessories Floor and Wall Tiles Construction Tools & Ironmongers Metal & Aluminium Carpentry Firewood Deliveries

Local natural stone for sale



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

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Grapevine Printing Solutions For more details Call Steve 618 360 290 Email:

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PERICO Plaza Almijara no4, C贸mpeta, Malaga Tel 952 553 739 / 952 516 043

Caf茅 Restaurante Bar Potage De Hinojo Pollo al Vino de Competa Pierna al Horno de Cordero Comidas Caseras

Enjoy, coffee, drinks and snacks and fabulous home cooked cuisine on the large terrace, in the bar or in our delightful restaurant. 68

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

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

10 % discount with this advert Contact us or visit the exhibition at our shop:

above: Picture heating panel

Redwell, Dipl.-Ing. Svend Scharler, Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa phone: 952539742, mobile: 606423869, Email:,

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

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

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

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

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Quick Crossword Across 1. Limited (10) 6. Wanders away (6) 7. Command to stop a horse (4) 10. Dexterity (5) 11. Worn to protect the clothing (5) 12. Climbing vine (3) 13. Palm tree fruit (5) 14. Dog (5) 16. Old (4) 18. Movement (6) 19. Increase in speed (10)

Down 1. Ascends (5) 2. Table napkin (9) 3. Supporter of a monarch (8) 4. Haul (3) 5. Shower (4) 8. Mouth organ (9) 9. Public telephone (3-5) 13. June 6, 1944 (1-3) 15. Pivot (5) 17. Doctor (3)

The Pub Quiz on (pg84) 1. Electricity Board 2. Today 3. Ohm 4. Wall Street 5. Iceland 6. Youth Hostel 7. Queen 8. Rotten Row 9. Popeye 10. Uranus 11. Caffeine 12. Yokel 13. Stretcher 14. Leasehold 15. Heliport


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New New builds, builds, renovations, renovations, pools, pools, concrete concrete walls walls and and structures. structures. Water deposits, deposits, septic septic tank tank installation installation & & emptying. emptying. Water Water deliveries, deliveries, mini mini digger, digger, Water deliveries, deliveries, Concrete Concrete beams beams supplied supplied and and fitted fitted for for pergolas pergolas in in wood wood effect effect (call (call to to see samples) samples) natural natural stone stone walls walls see All of of your your property property needs. needs. All



CĂ“MPETA Plaza Almijara, 6

Menu All Day & Special Restaurant Menu Inside dining area upstairs with view of the Plaza Almijara Paella every Sunday Please call in for more information Tel: 952 55 37 01 To advertise call 637 028 873

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The Spanish Coffee Break Around the house attic basement bathroom bedroom wardrobe courtyard study dining room family room garage kitchen living room room ceiling

el ático el sótano el baño el dormitorio el armario el patio el estudio el comedor la estancia la cochera la cocina el salón el cuarto el techo

cupboard door electrical socket tap floor lamp light roof sink stairs toilet wall (inside) wall (outside) window

el armario la puerta el enchufe (de pared) el grifo el suelo la lámpara la luz el tejado el fregadero la escalera el servicio la pared (inside), el muro (outside) la ventana

Sopa de Letras Search & Learn with the very first “Sopa de Letras” in the Axarquia! Around the house Search Word attic basement bathroom bedroom wardrobe courtyard study dining room family room garage kitchen living room room ceiling cupboard door electrical socket tap floor lamp light roof sink stairs toilet wall (inside) wall (outside) window


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el ático el sótano el baño el dormitorio el armario el patio el estudio el comedor la estancia la cochera la cocina el salón el cuarto el techo el armario la puerta el enchufe (de pared) el grifo el suelo la lámpara la luz el tejado el fregadero la escalera el servicio la pared (inside), el muro (outside) la ventana

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Lots of country walks

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

Gourmet Meals if Required

La Peña

Specialising in Traditional Spanish Cuisine

Menu del Dia

“Only the best for your pal”

Pet collection & Delivery service Vet Services On Call

Bar Restaurante

Ring: Phil (mob) 649 079 321 email: Comares / Benamargosa Ex- cat & dog Recommended Refs Available

3 Courses + a drink Tuesday-Friday Lunchtime Only Avda. Paseo Turbilla, S/N Tel: 952 553 084 Árchez Málaga

7.00 Euros



For all your computing problems


No Fix No Fee Free advice

Torrox/Nerja and surrounding areas Call Rab on 952 967 124 or 645 236 259 Email: Breast & Body Screening Medical Thermography

Janet van Dam - Tel 618 989 125

Non Invasive Pain Free Radiation Free Reliable Centro Mar y Salud, El Morche 952 532 065 617 913 196 Tuesdays & Thursdays 11.00 - 17.00


Closed on Mondays

Large enclosed play area



Sylvia J Bowyer BTAA, ITEC The gentle form of bodywork By Appointment: Mon & Wed Cómpeta E.G.O hair & beauty TEL: 616 022 734

Tue & Fri Torrox Rebeccah Curtis Wellbeing Centre TEL: 952 530 122

Home: 952 115 981 Mob: 625 279 286



NERJA OR VINUELA 15 € per ½ hour


BEGINNERS TO PROS A repertoire of over 130 songs on “live singing”

Over 30,000 KARAOKE songs in: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Danish, Finish

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CLUB HIRE 19€ per day 39€ per week

ELECTRIC TROLLEYS BOUGHT AND SOLD WE BUY/SELL Secondhand golf equipment, mens/ladies clubs For sale from 79€ per set

Wanted Golf Clubs, trolleys etc Chris 637441743 Ray 662260449 The Grapevine


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

Level: Easy

Level: Intermediate

The Rooster A farmer wanted to have his hens serviced, so he went to the market looking for a rooster. He was hoping he could get a special rooster - one that service all of his many hens and when he told this to the market vendor, the vendor replied: "I have just the rooster for you. Randy here is the horniest rooster you will ever see!" So the farmer took Randy back to the farm. Before setting him loose the henhouse though, he gave Randy a little pep talk. "Randy", he said. "I'm counting on you to do your stuff". And without a word, he strutted into the henhouse. Randy was as fast as he was furious, mounting each hen like a thunderbolt. There was much squawking and many feathers flying, till Randy had finished having his way with each hen. But Randy didn't stop there, he went in to the barn and mounted all the horses, one by one and still at the same frantic pace. Then he went to the pighouse, where he did the same. The farmer, watching all of this with disbelief, cried out "Stop, Randy, you'll kill yourself". But Randy continued, seeking out each farm animal in the same manner. Well the next morning, the farmer looked out and saw Randy lying there on his lawn. His legs were up in the air, his eyes rolled back, his long tongue hanging out. Buzzards were already circling above Randy. The farmer walked up to Randy saying "Oh you poor thing, look what you did, you've gone and killed yourself. I warned you my little buddy". "Shhhhh" Randy whispered, "They're about to land.�


ICP Fitted

(Interruptor de control de Potencia) Lowest rates, all negotiations to Endesa specification for supply and meter upgrades. UK City and Guilds qualified , working in Spain for over 5 years. Fully registered with liability insurance. From fault finding to complete installation with an official bulletin issued.


Roger 648 025 901 Mike 606 246 902 Answerphone: 952 553 282 74

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...and so much more!

With 5 years trading on the Costa we are now going fully Web based so we can give a 30% REDUCTION ON PRICES Over 1000 furniture products on offer from the UK LEATHER SOFAS, CLOTH SOFAS, RECLINING SOFAS, SOFABEDS, DINING FURNITURE, OCCASIONAL FURNITURE, BEDROOM FURNITURE, UK MATTRESSES NEW PATIO & GARDEN FURNITURE


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Grapevine Bargain Ads Photo adverts only 15 Euro per month Text adverts (max 30 words) 5 Euros for 2 months Payment in advance only- ads must be received by 17th of the month Toyota Corolla D4D

Jianshe 250cc Quad

Luna, 2 litre diesel, October 2006, 66,000K Average 58.2 mpg, Fully equipped,Full s/History, ITV until August 2012, Excellent condition

Road legal on car plates Two Seats, 2 Years ITV 4 ½ Years Old (Body work has faded, and there is some rust on the handlebars so this is reflected in the price) 2 x Brand New Front Tyres only 6 months old 1200 Euros (no offers) Tel: Steve 618 360 290 Competa

8000 euro, ono 674768102 FREELANDER 2005 41,000Km Leather Upholstery Sunroofs One owner Full Service History ITV €12,000 Competa 952030215 / 665156467 Fiat Punto 2003 85,000 kms. ITV 2012, cd, a/c, LHD, Spanish plates, 2 owners €3,750 euros ono Canillas de Albaida Tel: 606246902 Ping 3i Golf Clubs Oversize Right Handed +Callaway Big Bertha (3 wood) +Bag €220 Competa 6118 360 290

House and Cash to Swap Looking to downsize, or move back to the UK but still maintain a bolt hole in Competa. We may be able to help. We have a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom fully restored town house in a tranquil corner of the lower part of the village. Lounge, dining room, kitchen, large sun terrace 50% covered. A 4 storey property. Currently on market at 99,000 euros. We also have substantial readily available funds to facilitate purchase of 2/3 bedroom villa/finca. Call 952 516 812 Mobiles 634 370 756 or 679 880 464

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Assortment of Second Hand Cabinets & Lamps,

From €15

More Items Available, Call into S. Chavos Constructions Office opposite Bar Bodega Competa.

Tel: 952 553 678 Assortment of Second Hand Tapestries & Pictures,

From €15

More Items Available, Call into S. Chavos Constructions Office opposite Bar Bodega. Competa

Tel: 952 553 678

KEEWAY HURRICANE SCOOTER 50 good condition, low mileage. no longer wanted reason, health, full papers €320 (canillas de albaida) tel 685878506 HP DESKJET F300 ALL IN ONE PRINTER hp printer and scanner in very good condition colour and black ink new, disc €30 (canillas de albaida) tel 685878506 GARLAND LS1800 BLOWING/VACUUM blower/vacuum for the garden dry leaves small branches, used only twice in very good condition €45 (canillas de albaida) tel 685878506 BOSCH ELECTRIC SAW 40-17S the chain is intended for sawing of tree trunks, wooden branches , wooden beams etc cuts can be sawed with or across grains. in very good condition €50 (canillas de albaida) tel 685878506

Grapevine Bargain Ads Photo adverts only 15 Euro per month Text adverts (max 30 words) 5 Euros for 2 months Payment in advance only- ads must be received by 17th of the month CAR FOR SALE 1997 Fiat Brava 1.4 Spanish reg 138,000km. Good runner. 12 month MOT. Only 550€ o.n.o. 952 55 61 62 / 657 10 42 82 Turntable–transfer your LPs to MP3 via your PC with this ION usb turntable. As new with dust cover and 2 spare styli 40 euros. Call Sue 634492382 Bass amplifier – Ashdown magnifier combo. Powerful amp suitable for use in a live band. Offers to Sue on 634492382. Wireless router bought in 2010 with booster antenna. 30 euros. Call Sue on 634492382. 2 Sunbeds white/green in good condition. Only 60 Euros Competa Tel: 952 037 230 Tel: 638 622 325 UK REG Nissan XTRAIL 2.2 DCI Sport RHD, 55 Plate, 62K Miles, SH, Taxed, MOT 8997 Euros ONO Call Andy 633 611 619 Salisar Chrome mixer tap, excellent condition. €20. Tel: 622 761458

Furnished townhouse in Sayalonga for rent. Double bedroom, sitting room, shower room, kitchen, terrace with wonderful views. 300 euros pcm plus bills. More info call 605 598959. Sell your items here from only Advertise Here

2.50€ p/month Call 637 028 873 for more details IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLACE A WANTED advertisement you can do this free of charge. Please make sure your have sent all of your details by 15th of the Month

Wanted 4x4 Wanted LHD Spanish Plated Freelander, RAV 4, Honda, Suzuki etc. Can Part Exchange Mint 2008 Sept, LHD Fiesta TDCI, White 24k K/M. Details to Paul at I am looking for a nanny to take care of my daughters once a week. Ideally a British young lady living in Torre del Mar. Also I need a housekeeper. Please email for more details: Double-bike carrier wanted for attachment to back of car. Contact 669334665 Classic motorcycles wanted Pre 1985, any condition, any plate, working or not. Cash paid. Tel: 633457509" Wanted person to share cost and use of a very nice natured horse. Competa campo,has her own paddock, with nice tracks for riding, must be an animal lover and respect animals, Tel: 618828580 Four Wheel Drive wanted. Must be in excellent condition, with service history & paperwork. Spanish registered left hand drive. Under 8 years old and less than 150,000 km. Range Rover preferred. Call UK +44 7789 612108 Trailer approx. 2.5mtrs x 1.5mtrs with drop tailgate and not too heavy. Tel: 952 553 553

Wanted, Central heating radiators, any size! I dont mind, Its starting to get a bit nippy at night. Can pick up. Tel:696346715 Monte Arisa' or 'Agrofisa' Water Share Wanted Water Share wanted for Frigiliana area from either private system. Tel: 952 55 38 07 or 660 51 01 34 Small 4X4 Wanted. RAV4, X-Trail, CR-V or Suzuki Grand Vitara preferred but anything considered. LHD and Spanish plated. Any age or mileage. Please email details to Mac at

•September 2011 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April






ou seem to be changing your goals at a very rapid pace. Perhaps this has to do with a change of career that could require extra studies. Everything right now is vague there.




22th November - 21st December



ou are trying to use your reasoning and knowledge at your work place as there seem to be some circumstances there that are causing you much agitation.


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23rd October - 21st November



22th December - 19th January


ommunication concerning your future undertakings will bring a period of learning to your life that could be very useful for your future accomplishments.



our business undertakings are in the forefront for you this month. You are trying to act with caution in whatever you decide to do and this will bring success.

our area of friends and acquaintances will be in the spotlight for you this month. Communicating with some of your friends could bring you very good advice.


23rd August - 22th September

ou will be dealing with many behind the scenes issues connected to your work place. You are going through some experiences that will be very useful to you in the future.

ou seem to be having some worries and concerns connected to your marriage or partnership area and children. You have been more giving toward your loved ones. .



low changes occurring at your work place will be accompanied by many adjustments, and at the same time you should be asking many questions over there changes.




our home responsibilities will be the focal point for you this month. Harmony seems to be prevailing there in spite of any restrictions that you have been having there.

here are some matters connected to investments or speculations that are on the table for you this month and this could be connected to something in a far away place.

here is a possibility that you will come across several opportunities for investments and again you should proceed with caution and a constructive manner.



low changes that are creeping into your life are bringing you some wise lessons which could be connected to your children and loved ones.

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Country Market Los Jardines del Trapiche

For an extremely organized fun day out, join us here at our indoor outdoor market. Lots of variation stalls to browse around, and a beautiful seating area for coffees teas, with hotdogs and bacon butties etc available at the outside bar Call Anita 627877164 or Chrissie 617811030 for more information Web page www.

Junction 272 onto the a356, Velez Malaga Turn off at el cruce towards benamargosa and we are just before the private airport

Every Tuesday 9.30am - 1.30pm

Weston Kennels & Cattery

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

Before & After Refurbished Headlights

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

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

Michael ’s Upholstery

Fully Licensed Kennels Over 18 Years Experience Collection Service Long stays our speciality We also have CAS Dogs & Cats looking For a home. Tel: 951254134

Tel: 660167902

Email: we are on the Torrox-Competa road 100m from Pavo Real

A real home from home for your pets To advertise call 637 028 873

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HOURS: WEEK DAYS: 9.30-13.30 MON - FRI & 17.00-20.00 MON & WED SAT: 10.00-13.00 CLOSED: SUN Clínica Veterinaria Naturvets Cómpeta Avda. de La Constitución 15 29754 Cómpeta Tel 952 55 38 50

Clínica Veterinaria Naturvets Benajarafe N-340 Málaga-Almería 164 29790 Benajarafe Tel 952 51 32 07 URG: 617001723 - now also on Facebook, check out our puppies and kittens for adoption.

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

Cooker Hood 45 Euros

White Chairs 15 Euros

New Stock This Month Also, Windows, Doors, Grills, Bathroom Accessories

Wooden Chest 25 Euros

Various Wood Display Cabinets 30-50 Euros

:952 553 678 :690 846 376

:952 553 807 :660 510 134

CONSTRUCCIONES S. CHAVOS S.L Avda. Constitución 33 , 29754 Cómpeta, Málaga or


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al rer de ctu e a s w nuf sa a ce e m i r P th st h Be t wit c ire

José Luis


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

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This is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade. So remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing and cares less makes your life miserable.

What do you call a fat prostitute floating through space? A meatywhore.

A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded, "Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty and full of Italians. You're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?"

I heard a rumour that Chewbacca once plotted to drown his friend Han How could he sink Solo?

"Continental," was the reply. "I got a great rate!" "Continental?" exclaimed the hairdresser. "That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always late. So, where are you staying in Rome?" "I'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome's Tiber River." "Don't go any further." I know that place. Everybody thinks it's going to be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump, the worst hotel in the city! The rooms are small, the service is surly and they're overpriced. So, whatcha doing when you get there?"

My mate can't stop talking about Matt Damon He's been a fan since he was Bourne. I was named after my father Common sense really, he was born first.

Darren Twiselton -Northampton


"Going to go to see the Vatican and I hope to see the Pope." "That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. "You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant. Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it." A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo. The hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome. "It was wonderful," exclaimed the woman, "not only were we on time in one of Continental's brand new planes, but it was overbooked and they bumped me up to first class." The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot. And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a $5 million remodeling job and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They, too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave me their owner's suite at no extra charge!" "Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I know you didn't get to see the Pope." "Actually, I was quite lucky, because as I was touring the Vatican , a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors and would I be so kind as to step into his private room and wait for the Pope would personally greet me. Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me."

A frustrated wife got some Viagra for her husband. Her doctor told her to give him one pill a night, and that he would call to check in with her after a week. That night, the wife popped one pill in her husband's food and enjoyed an amazing night of lovemaking. The next night she gave him two pills. The sex was even better than the night before. The following night she decided to give him the whole bottle. The sex was unimaginable. A week later, the doctor called to check on the patient. The couple's son answered the phone and sounded shaky. The doctor asked to speak to his mother.

"Oh, really! What'd he say?"

The son replied that his mother was in the hospital, the maid was pregnant and his dad was standing naked in the front garden yelling, "Here kitty, kitty!”

He said, "Where'd you get the shitty hairdo?”

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A Bar,Tea Room & Morrocan shop

New.... Fresh, cold, Crepes &Morrocan pancakes natural fruit juices Breakfasts e.g strawberry, raspberry, Morrocan Specials Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cómpeta melon, pineapple Menu del dia 7 euros and more! Every Friday Salsa Dancing Kitchen A large selection of tea's& traditional Open all day homemade cakes Open 7 days a week (sun 6.30pm till late) .


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Printer ink cartridges Original or Compatible for all major printer brands Free delivery Nerja to Rincon de la Victoria on all orders over 60.00€ Example: Epson, Brother and Canon compatible ink cartridges from €5.00 each

We also stock a full range of office and home stationery supplies, blank media CD& DVD, printing paper, note pads, pens, pencils, laminating sheets, office card, plastic files & wallets

Visit us at your local markets every week, 10.00am to 1.30pm Tuesday: Los Jardines del Trapiche (nr Velez Malaga) Wednesday: Algarrobo Costa (Lidl car park) Friday: Chiringuito Antonio Puente don Manuel Sunday: La Trocha Shopping mall Coin

To order call: Lynn 636 298 538 or John 606 126 435 Email:

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Summer Promotion 15% discount on all works accepted and installed in July and August


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

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Industrialzone LA MATA, 29700 Velez-Malaga, Tel. 952 50 25 27 – Fax 952 55 85 98 Mobile: 609 88 50 96 Web: E-Mail: To advertise call 637 028 873

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1. At the start of a game of the UK version of Monopoly, if you throw a double six, which square would you land on? 2. Which was the first British newspaper to be printed in colour? 3. What name is given to the unit of electrical resistance? 4. In which film did Michael Douglas play the part of Gordon Gecko? 5. Which European country has the oldest Parliament? 6. What is represented by a red triangle on an Ordnance Survey Map? 7. Which group have released two albums named after Marx Brother's films? 8. What name is given to the unpaved road along the south side of London's Hyde Park, normally reserved for Horseriders? 9. What was the nickname of Gene Hackman's character in The French Connection? 10. Which planet has over a dozen satellites, each named after a character from a Shakespeare play? 11. What is the name of the Stimulant in coffee? 12. What name is often used contemptuously to describe a country bumpkin?

13. What name is given to the horizontal bar which joins the legs of furniture? 14. What name is given to a tenancy of land from year to year or a number of years? 15. What name is given to a station for helicopter passenger services?

See Page 70 for Answers

NEED AN INTERPRETER? Hire me, a fluent Spanish speaker experienced in all local negotiation, paperwork and processes, available to hire by the hour, at affordable rates I can work in your absence too! Also help with sorting all types of issues and problems in your absence Privacy guaranteed!


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

New builds, Reforms and renovations, Swimming pools, Decorative brickwork, Tiling, Plastering, All aspects of plumbing and electrical works, Kitchens a speciality (design service available), Wood work for the garden including Gazebos and decking. Retaining walls and concrete work. Maintenance for property rentals. All works large and small undertaken. For a free quotation or more information please call Steve

Tel: 655067466 To advertise 637 028 873

Phone Rob on 690 076 988 or 951 247 171

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J.L Rodriguez Stone walling, patios, tiling and general building Tel: 650563872 English/Spanish speaking

Cómpeta All Areas Cómpeta All Areas

All Areas Canillas de Albaida

Cómpeta Cómpeta Cómpeta All Areas

€9 per hour

Be Alarmed ´Free fitting on orders placed before the 30th September¨

Protect your home with a GSM auto dial alarm system. No landline required. Landscape, Gardening, Visit our website for more information call Mick on: , StormorDamage,

Lanslides & Track Clearing

Tel:951 067 752 Mob:633 608 619 Bazar Andalusi Plaza Almijara Clothes, pictures, paintings, bags and an extensive range of jewellery along with many local products.

SAXON S.L mini digger with driver

Landscape, Gardening, , Storm Damage, Lanslides & Track Clearing

Tel: 662 39 83 72 / 678 23 22 53 Competa Town House for Rent

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

Car Mechanic & Car Electrics Rubén Fernández Ruiz Mobile: 606 577 869 Avenida de Torrox 34 Cómpeta


Digital TV

FREESAT H.D High Definition T.V. for free HD Television demonstration every Saturday starting at 2pm Held at 45 Cortijos Romero, near Hotel Vinuela

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PRIVATE SALE Three exceptional properties in the pretty white villages of the Axarquia. The Grapevine



‘ACTION FOR ANIMALS NEEDS YOU! I’d like to start by saying a huge thank you to CAMPO who very generously donated 400 euros of their income from the pantomime (oh yes they did! ) towards paying our latest bill at Naturvets. Thank you! Our neutering projects continue. There are still many stray cats on our Cómpeta streets and in the campo that need to be neutered and we are desperate for additional help with the Trap, Neuter, Return Project. It's really very simple. You trap a cat ( humanely, of course! ) take it to the vet to be operated on, then collect it later to return to the place it was caught. Voila! One neutered cat. If you are willing to help with this, please contact me on 660586040 or call into the shop, at Avenida Constitución 59, for an informal chat. You can also email me on We are also about to embark upon a rather large mission to help fund the neutering of over 20 stray cats in Salares. Again, if you would like to help with this project, please let me know. Once again. I've lost count of how many kittens and puppies have been rescued from bins over the last few months by various people. It's horrendous.


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Rehoming these animals is EXTREMELY difficult. There is no local animal shelter to take them to until owners can be found and there are very few people prepared to foster. But there's really no need for any of this to happen. Action for Animals offers financial assistance for animal neutering, to people on a low income. If you know someone, a neighbour or friend, who might just consider having their pet neutered if they could get some kind of financial help to do so, please tell them about us and ask them to come into the shop and see me. You really can do your part to help.

SPANISH SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP IN VILLENA, VALENCIA. The Spanish supermoto championship visited the chicharra circuit at Villena, Valencia on Saturday the 30th July for the 3rd round of the championship. Britain’s Anthony Ford-Dunn who lives in Bullas, Murcia was hoping to improve on his previous race results at Oliva in May. A last lap crash had left Anthony in hospital with a serious concussion and his championship in tatters, as his main rival scored a win and

Anthony came away with no points and a thumping headache.Anthony was determined to get his championship fight back on track at Villena, a track that suits his style of riding. Qualifying went well and he positioned himself in 2nd place on the grid for the first of two races. After a hectic first couple of laps Anthony was in a comfortable 2nd place when disaster struck! He hit a bump in the dirt section of the track that sent the bike sideways and into the trackside barrier, Anthony kept the bike upright but lost valuable seconds trying to untangle his bike from the tyre wall. ‘I couldn’t believe it, a tyre from the trackside barrier had wedged itself into the back of my bike. It took me ages to free the bike and all the time I was losing time and positions’ said Anthony after the race. Once free from the carnage, Anthony charged through the field to finish 3rd at the flag. A result that Anthony was more than happy with after all things were considered. The second race was more straight forward with Anthony finishing 2nd and taking 2nd overall for the race meeting. Anthony’s Older brother Mathew was riding in the SM road championship for the first time and had a fantastic race to finish in 3rd position on the rostrum. Both brothers race Honda CRF450 supermoto bikes for the race team that is sponsored by The Murcian expat removal company ‘Advance Moves’.

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MOBILE PHONE MAST IN TORROX Torrox Town Hall will carry out an investigation into the details of the mobile phone mast installed at the Generacion del 27 district. Residents in the area have complained of illness due to the mast.

TORRE DEL MAR DRINKERS Business owners in Torre del Mar claim to be “satisfied” that the town hall has “finally” fulfilled the promise to do away with street drinking in El Copo nightlife area. The agreement to do away with the groups of up to 2,000 youths who were gathering in the area at weekends to drink (known in Spain as ‘botellon’) was signed with the previous governing team last year. Police patrolled the area last weekend to hand out fines of up to €300 and confiscate alcohol, something which was seen as a positive

sign not only by businesses but also by residents who complain of the noise and dirt left behind by the partying youths. Torre del Mar has one of the best offers of bars and discos along the coast, but while the businesses are happy with the measures which have been taken, local youths and those who come from neighbouring towns to take part in the ‘botellon’ complain that the bars and discos charge too much for drinks and that most of them are unemployed. They said that there were no other leisure options for youths in the town, unlike other areas, and claim that they are being “excluded” from the town, and forced to go to the car park of El Ingenio shopping centre so they don’t annoy anyone. Local residents also complain that alcohol is being sold by itinerant salesman whose products do not pass any kind of quality control.

LOCAL GIGS The Dixie Swing Band, Sunday Roast - Every Sunday - 2pm - 6 pm. The Boatyard Bar - PlayaPlayazo - Nerja Tel. 659 778 105 Accoustic Roots Friday 2 Sept: La Plaza Restaurante Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553254/609 167127. Saturday 3 September: Piscina Bar Canillas de Albaida Friday 9 September: Almijara Restaurant Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 607 925981 Saturday 10 September: Alberdini Restaurant Competa. Tel: 952 516294 Friday 16 September: 80th Birthday Party, La Roca, Competa Saturday 17 Sept: La Peña Restaurant Archez. Tel: 952 553084 Friday 23 September: Almijara Restaurant Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 607 925981

VINUELA Vinuela reservoir is at 93.53 per cent capacity, more than 11 per cent fuller than this time last year, and 42 per cent more than the average for this time of year, according to

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Saturday 24 September: Alberdini Restaurant Competa. Tel: 952 516294 Friday 30 Sept: La Plaza Restaurante Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553254/609 167127.

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Emergency Numbers Emergency Services Ambulance Fire Brigade Guardia Civil

112 061 080 062

Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

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

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

Tel: 952 510 002


Tel: 952 553 159


Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553 006

Tel: 952 508 906

Canillas de Aceituno, Tel: 952 518 002 Cómpeta,

Tel: 952 516 006 952 516 025


Tel: 952 536 016

Rio Gordo

Tel: 952 732 154


Tel: 952 535 021


Tel: 952 508 903


Tel: 952 508 839


Tel : 952 552 404 Tel: 952 508 858


Tel: 952 523 131

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

Municipal Police Canillas de Aceituno Tel: 952 518 000 Tel: 952 518 002

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

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

Velez Malaga Tel: 952 559 100

Nerja Tel: 952 521 545 Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 539 828 Torrox Costa Tel: 952 538 115 Velez Malaga Tel: 952 549 238 Torre del Mar Tel: 952 965 546 Emergencies 112

La Herradura

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


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Salares Sedella

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

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

Town Halls Doctors

Frigiliana Malaga Motril


Tel: 952 519 002


Tel: 952 533 122 Tel: 958 827 794


Tel: 952 548 430

Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 538 200

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

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

Ramiro: Velez Malaga Almunecar

952 535 029 952 540 016 958 630 017

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

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

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

Church Services C贸mpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

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




Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000


Tel: 952 399 907



Tel: 952 448 450

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000


Tel: 952 212 435


Tel: 952 214 888


Tel: 952 363 591


Tel: 952 475 108


Tel: 952 306 150

Tel: 958 603 506

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

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500

Torrox Village & Torrox Costa

608 45 42 70


Tel: 952 210 331

La Herradura

625 233 778


Tel: 917 020 000


Tel: 952 352 300

C贸mpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225


Tel: 952 474 891

Lake Vinuela Tel 888 888 888

National Holidays


January 1st

New Years Day

January 6th

Three Kings Day

February 28th

May 1st

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

Andalucia Day May Day

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad

English Radio Stations

November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion

Evangelical Church Tel: 952 532 825

Global Radio

96.5 FM


96.0 FM

Fellowship of the King Tel: 958 658 439

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception

99.1 FM

December 25th Christmas Day

Anglican Church of Nerja & Almunecar Tel: 952 525 406

Radio Sol Almijara Spectrum

105.5 FM


104.8 FM

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Finca el Cerrillo Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Tel: 952 03 04 44 email:

Hotel Restaurant Alberdini Tel: 952 51 62 94

Airconditioning / Heating Tel: 638 015 879

Construction Construcciones S. Chavos Tel: 952 553 807 Construcciones Schmid Tel 652 656 066 Steve Smith Construction Tel: 655 067 466 Lee Talbot Construction Tel: 659 324 586 Luis Construcciones Tel: 645 974 146 Glo y Pat Tel: 952 51 61 49

Drains Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869 infrared panels for inside, low cost, healthy - Stops mould and damp

CALL NOW 952 967 015 Infrared Heating Outside for patios bars, smoking areas - low running cost

Malagaclima Tel: 952 96 78 03 Tecnicas Tel: 952 52 95 38

Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Electricians Roger & Mike Tel: 648 025 901/ 606 246 902 Electromontajes Gaviana S.L Tel: 952 55 38 07

Food Stores & Bakeries The English Shop Tel: 687 384 191 Ultra Marino’s Toni Opposite Post Office, Competa

Carpenters Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Hairdressers Continued Tin Tin Hairdressers Tel: 952 516 416 Peluqueria Nati Tel: 952 51 62 89

Health & Beauty Clínica Radiológica Rubí Dr. Irene Rubí Palomares TEL/FAX: 951 25 83 91

Edif. Al-zabel, Local 7 Cruce de Periana 29713 Alcaucin Malaga

Tel: +34 691 700 587

Ian Pett Dental Care Puente Don Manuel

Tel: +34 95 1139 287

Centro Mar y Salud Dr. Bernadette Veeger - General Practitioner

Physiotherapy Psychology Osteopathy Obstetrics Massage Acupuncture Gynaecology Medical Thermography Urology Vitamin and Mineral Iridology dificiencies testing Food allergies testing Colontherapy Pedicure Nutritional coaching Yoga Classes Gym classes Costemetic treatments Paseo Marítimo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, 952 532 065 / 617 913 196,

The Hair & Beauty Studio

Cruce de Periana, Puente Don Manuel

Beauty Treatments


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

Computer Services

Mobile : 650 870 625 Email Advice




Upgrade Antivirus

Furniture Stores

Unisex Hairdressers

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

Ceramic Giftware

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures & Electrolysis

Nerja Sofas Tel: 608 091 660


Lisa Anne Edelman Handmade Ceramic Giftware Tel: (0034) 951 24 24 42 / 633 202 659

Qualified Sports & Remedial Therapist

hair and beauty Tel: 616 022 734

Removal of Moles, Thread veins, Milia, Skin tags, Blood spots, Warts, Verrucas and Age spots

For all enquires please call: 693 740 575

hair and beauty Tel: 616 022 734

Clinica Europa (English Dentist) Tel: 952 53 09 08 Physiotherapist (Competa) Tel: 679564686

Internet & Telephone

Plumbers & Water Solutions

Real Estate

Property Legal Advice

Competa Properties Tel: 952 516 107 Country Properties Tel: 952 516 178 Inland Property Tel: 952 553 498 Axarquia Properties Tel:626 038 851 Portichuelo Properties Tel:661 912 026 Property Direct Portal

Tel: 951 239 888

Nerja Solutions Tel: 952527145


Solutions 4 U

Weston Kennels Tel: 951 254 134 Wagtails Tel: 655 579 792

Tel & Fax (00 34) 952 55 38 07

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

Sunset Properties Tel: 618 295 063 Asesoria Aljarife Tel:952 516 600

Kitchens IDE Cocina Tel: 952 541 895




Also Local Removals & Storage Mobile Home Sales & Transportation

UK C&G Qualified, Callouts (24/7) and / or appointments Call Paul Tel: 664367511 – email: (00 34) 952 115 322

Puffin Dive Centre

Learn to scuba dive in your pool or ours 1 on 1 tuition Must be under 75 years old! +44 800 542 8181 TELEPHONE 0034 968 654 667 OR 0034 968 655 171

Nerja Sofa’s & removals Tel: 951 247 240 / 608 091 660

Competa Tel: 608 658 108

Tel: (+34) 620 914 104

Golf Services, Lessons, Club Hire, Repairs, Tel Chris 637441743

Mechanics & Recovery


BIG Garage

Tel: 952 528 961 Talleres Simon Tel: 609 823 137

35 Castillo alto, poligono industrial, Nerja 29780

Restaurants, Catering & Bars

REMY’S CATERING email: email:

Peter Pan Aventuras Tel: 952 553 708

Tel: 952 553 825

Leisure, Hobbie & Gifts Always wanted to dive? Do it this Summer!

Tel: 686 361 003

Tel: (+34) 951 321 359

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

Solutions 4 U Tel: 952 55 38 07 Taurus Real Estate, Tel: 952 535 043 Fleming Properties Tel: 952 547 131

Alberdini Restaurante Tel: 661 188 466 Albaida Restaurante Tel: 952 554 812 La Casona - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 37 01 Cantueso Restaurante Tel: 699 946 213 Bar Fernans Tel: 952 553 792 Hotel Balcon Tel: 952 553 662 Taberna de Oscar Tel: 952 553 722 Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Competa Rustico Tel: 952 553 536

The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services Nerja Solutions Tel: 952 527 145 Total Satellite Installations Tel: 629 556 266

Swimming Pool Heating

Villa Care House Martins

Tel: 638 015 879

Signmakers Tel: 652 970 608

Spa’s & Saunas

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

Property Care and Management Services

Todo Casa Tel: 628 776 226 Country Maintenance Tel: 952 516 236



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

Naturvets Tel: 952 55 38 50

+34 952 532 582

Delprado Solicitors Tel: 95 252 72 74

Translator Need a translator? Tel:606 010 580 Translating Services Tel: 661 023 753

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

Upholstery Lizzy Reilly Tel: 952 55 35 75

Website Design The Grapevine Magazine Tel: 618 360 290

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

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in September CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services every Sunday in the Sanysol Chapel, Torre del Mar at 10.30 a.m., and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LAKE VINUELA SOCIAL CLUB We meet every Thursday from 12 o/c until approx 2.30 at the Bar Atila in Puente don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet new like minded friends. For details of events:- tel no. 636203135 LUX MUNDI TORRE DEL MAR 1st Reopens for registration for Spanish classes. 7th Art group restarts. 9th Trip to Guaro - Candlelight Procession 12th Spanish Lesson start. 15th Trip to Gibraltar 19th German group start Cuban Dinner to be held at Lux Mundi Date T.B.A Every Mon 3pm-5pm German speaking afternoon Every Tues Music Appreciation Soc. Every Wed 3pm-5pm Art Group - 5:30 Choir Prac. Every Fri 11am-1pm Coffee morning & Boutique Every Sat 5pm Catholic Church service Every Sun 10:30am Anglican Service St. Barnabas Deposits required for all trips & events. For more information tel 952543334 Deposits required for all trips & events. THE PHOENIX SOCIAL & WELFARE CLUB. We meet every Tuesday between 12.30 and 2.30 pm in the SuperSol restaurant, Torre del Mar. . We hope to raise for the members’ choice of Charity, which for 2010 will be AVISA, The Volunteer Interpreters Association at the Comarcal Hospital and Help4Heroes.Bbookings call Gail 951 167 400 FELLOWSHIP OF THE KING Evangelical Church - Underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel

To advertise call Helen on 637 028 873

Contacts:- 952 518 185 & 952 115 220 Worship Sunday 11 am Midweek Fellowship Alternate Wednesdays 7 pm Midweek Activities PILATES Tuesday 12 - 1pm BRIDGE CLUB Tuesday 2.15 - 6pm ART GROUP Thursday 3 - 5pm CHARITY SHOP/BOOKS Friday 10 - 2pm CAMERA CLUB First Friday in Month 2.30 -5pm ROYAL BRITISH LEGION TORRE DEL MAR We meet every Wed between 12 - 2 pm at the La Vega Rest. next to Mercadona supermarket. All ages welcome-various activities held at the Weekly Meetings Bookings 663 658 354 (9am-5pm) Welfare 628343198 Membership 617997095 1st Trip to Gibraltar 9th Supper dance at Puerta Niza monthly Lunch 22nd Granada-Science Park or Shopping- and a visit to Alhambra Palace. 26th Quiz Night & Supper @Trapiche Rest 6th October Trip to Gibraltar Visit our web site at: BENAJARAFE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CLUB ( B.I.S.C.) We meet every monday at 2.30 pm at the Esperanza Cafe /resturante on the coast road at km 261 in Benajarafe. We are a registered charity raising money for Help the Hero,s and another charity t the Children’s home in Torre del mar. For details phone Heather on 63497956 or see you Mondays at 2.30 APARIV ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY Will hold QUIZ NIGHTS with Prizes, Raffles and Food Available. Rincon de la Victoria Sept 9, 20:00 hrs, At Los Morenos Restaurant, Torrox Costa September 21, 19:30,At Sands & Co a More Information call Stephen 952 51467 TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB We meet every Wednesday between 12 Noon and 2.00 pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 at Trapiche. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche on Wednesdays, or call 680 764 130. 7 Social meeting 9 Trip to Carratreca La Luna Mora evening 14 social meeting 21 social meeting & Monthly lunch 23 Barn Dance music by The Reel Jiggers 28 social meeting

in November

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

Complete Bedroom Furniture Set Marble Tops - 120 Euros

Cane Table & 2 Chairs 100 Euros

New Stock This Month Also, Windows, Doors, Grills, Bathroom Accessories

Storage Chest 15 Euros + other items to match

Chest of Drawers & Mirror 50 Euros

:952 553 678 :690 846 376

:952 553 807 :660 510 134

CONSTRUCCIONES S. CHAVOS S.L Avda. Constitución 33 , 29754 Cómpeta, Málaga or

HOURS: WEEK DAYS: 9.30-13.30 MON - FRI & 17.00-20.00 MON & WED SAT: 10.00-13.00 CLOSED: SUN Clínica Veterinaria Naturvets Cómpeta Avda. de La Constitución 15 29754 Cómpeta Tel 952 55 38 50

Clínica Veterinaria Naturvets Benajarafe N-340 Málaga-Almería 164 29790 Benajarafe Tel 952 51 32 07 URG: 617001723 - now also on Facebook, check out our puppies and kittens for adoption.


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To advertise call 637 028 873

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Tel: (0034) 952 535 043 .

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SAYALONGA: Calle Calvario s/n,

CÓMPETA: Avda. de la Constitución, 31,

Mb: (0034) 660 743 670 email:

Tel: (0034) 952 516 633 .

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635





Super 3 bedroom traditional town house with separate guest apartment, roof terrace and patio. Great location on the edge of the village with far reaching views across the valley. Amazing value for money!

Stunning apartment in the centre of the village with 2 double bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen, good size lounge with fireplace. Central heating and double glazing. 3 separate terraces, each with wonderful views over the village.

Beautiful sympathetically renovated 3 bedroom old country house close to the Natural Park. Spacious accommodation with large terraces, huge garage, swimming pool and mature garden.

Ref: T645

89,000 euro

Ref: T728

186,000 euro

Ref: T724

395,000 euro




Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom country villa with luxury fitted kitchen, lounge / diner & large glazed sun room. Wonderful terrace with swimming pool, garden and garage. Great location with excellent access.

Charming traditional country house with amazing sea and mountain views. 2 bedroom main house with fitted kitchen, bathroom, dining room, lounge with log burner & separate guest apartment. Large terrace, & established garden. Lots of character.

Attractive & spacious country villa with fantastic coastal and mountain views. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms( one with Jacuzzi bath), fitted kitchen, large lounge, glazed sun room. Good size pool and terrace, workshop and aviary. Good access, parking and carport.

Ref: C3232

279,000 euro

Ref: C3292

219,000 euro

Ref: C3219

249,000 euro

The Grapevine Magazine September 2011  

competa. malaga, canillas de albaida, archez, salares, el morche, sedella, torre del mar, nerja, torrox, torrox costa, lake vinuela, trapich...

The Grapevine Magazine September 2011  

competa. malaga, canillas de albaida, archez, salares, el morche, sedella, torre del mar, nerja, torrox, torrox costa, lake vinuela, trapich...