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September Weather Days with rainfall: 2 Days Avg Max Temperature: 27.7c Hours of Sunshine : 8.2 p/day The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

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The month of September for me marks the end of the summer mainly because the children go back to school and the weather cools a little. For many September is their favourite month of the year with beautiful weather, whilst being a little cooler, less tourists around, easier to park, cheaper to stay, cooler evenings and easier to sleep, so a lot to look forward to! This month Cómpeta holds the annual walking festival from the 21st to the 24th of September. This year there are several new fantastic walks however the principle will stay the same. Each day there will be the choice between an easy walk of ± 3 – 4 hours or a moderate walk of ± 4,5 – 6 hours. The Cómpeta Walking Festival is a great way to discover the beautiful walking area and to meet old and new walking friends. Please see pages 56 and 57 for more information and to book a walk. Looking forward a little, Canillas de Albaida hold their cultural week at the beginning of October and on Sunday 8th there is a Multi Cultural Night of Music in La Plaza, entry is free, but there will be some opportunities to donate to local charities in the area see pages 62 and 63. So please mark this date in the diary as it has been a huge success in previous years due to the great line up of music and live bands. Enjoy and keep reading The Editor

Inside This Month


28 Chica Loca News from the Hair and Beauty Salon in Competa. 34 Changes at Sugar & Spice and Todo Papel The two shops bring a better International food service to Competa.


54 The Montoro Brothers Torre del Mar to Copenhagen by bike! 84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh Summer Snaps!

José Luis

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Avda. La Constitucion 2, Competa Tel: 952 516 397 Mobile: 658 847 421

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

Price:159,950 Euros

New this month!

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Price:295,000 Euros

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Denise Hill UK 0844 7744860 Price:249,500 Euros

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Canillas de Aceituno Lovely modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom south facing villa (94m²), open plan living/kitchen, front covered terrace, private pool, sea mountain and countryside views, easy access to neighbouring villages, private driveway. EPC - D

Price reduced!

ref: v1182 Price:242,000 Euros

Sedella Attractive 121m² 3 bed 2 bath villa in a peaceful rural location with open plan accommodation, private pool area, 3 terraces, covered terrace, gardens and superb sea and countryside views. EPC - F ref: v695 New this month!

Price:319,000 Euros

Competa Superb 4 bed 3 bath villa (171.35m²) including a separate guest house, excellent road access, spacious living accommodation, large covered terraces, private pool and sea views. EPC - In process ref: v1185


Canillas de Albaida

Lovely 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa (116m²), living room, kitchen/dining, large roof terrace, private pool area, stunning views, walking distance to village, great access, off road parking.

Large 2 storey 5 bed 3 bath villa (195m²) with excellent access, versatile living accommodation, pool, Jacuzzi, gym, terraces, covered terraces, outdoor kitchen with bbq, CCTV and sea views.


New this month!

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

Price reduced!

ref: v1183 Price: 260,000 Euros

El Morche Opportunity to buy a three storey split level property (341m²). 3 separate and independent apartments, double garage, covered pool, lots of terraces, large storage/laundry room and sea views. EPC - In process ref: v1164

EPC - In process

ref: v1025

Price reduced!

Price:299,000 Euros

Archez Large, established, beautifully presented villa (251m²) located in a peaceful area close to the charming villages of Salares and Archez. Breathtaking views, extensive accommodation of 5 beds, 3 baths, including separate apartment, garage and wonderful pool and outside spaces. EPC - E ref: v442 New this month!

Price:249,000 Euros

Caleta de Velez Superb spacious 4 bed 3 bath townhouse (207m²) located within walking distance of the beach with large living room, kitchen and utility room, office/study, 2 terraces, garage/workshop and use of communal pool. ref: t1141 EPC - E

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

Price:115,000 Euros

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New this month!

Price:175,000 Euros

Competa Urban building plot in the centre of Competa. Possible to build over 160m² plus roof terrace over 2 separate houses (one to live in and one to rent) or one large family home. Great opportunity!

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



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Price: 260,000 Euros

Sedella Stunning 3 bed 3 bath villa (195 m²) near Sedella/Arenas. Beautifully finished to a very high standard, this superb property has really spacious living accommodation, large covered terrace, pool area and breath-taking far reaching views. ref:v1176 EPC - In Process

Great value!

Price:350,000 Euros


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

EPC - In process

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Sedella Superb modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom modern villa (127m²), open plan living/dining/kitchen, large covered terrace, pool, quiet rural setting, stunning countryside and mountain views.

EPC - In process

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Price: 230,000 Euros

Price:225,000 Euros

Competa Modern 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom detached town house (222m²), open plan living/dining/kitchen, tastefully refurbished, spacious garage, 3 terraces, storage, village setting.

EPC - In process

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ref: t1168 Price:399,950 Price:69,000 Euros



Superb 2 bed 2 bath villa (91 m²) with lounge, kitchen/dining, separate wc, oil fired central heating, storage, fantastic views, several terrace areas, space for a surface pool.

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

EPC - In process


Spacious house!

ref:v1160 Price:129,000 Euros

Great value!

ref: v1157 Price:275,000 Euros

Velez Malaga


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

Charming nicely renovated 3 bed 2 bath village house (172m²) with many attractive original features, spacious living accommodation and 49 m² of south facing outside space with covered terrace, 2 further terraces and 2 garden areas. EPC - D ref: t1105

Beautiful immaculately presented 2 storey 3 bed 2 bath villa (135m²) with easy access, large living/dining room/open plan kitchen, utility/laundry room, storage room, covered terrace, balcony terrace, pool and mature gardens. EPC- E ref: v1143



El Fogรณn Del Pibe Canillas de Albaida Carril Santa Ana No.14 - Tel: 622325910 / 689915043 From 10th September Sunday Lunch 13 euro 3 courses and incl. glass of wine

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Restaurante El Pilón C/Laberinto 1, Cómpeta, Málaga (+34) 952 553 512 (+34) 687 029 147 (Dani)

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endangering flight safety. Spanish authorities have not yet confirmed any charges. Raúl Delgado, spokesman for Malaga's air traffic controllers, said the laser beam "enters the cabin and starts bouncing off the windows, hampering the pilots' view of the instruments, causing much interference just when great concentration is needed for landing". In the UK, the number of such incidents was 1,258 last year more than three a day on average. The UK government is tightening the law to tackle the many dangerous incidents, envisaging prison terms for offenders.


NEWS IN SPAIN This Months Update


he Tagus river, the longest in the Iberian peninsula, is in danger of drying up completely as Spain once again finds itself in the grip of drought. Miguel Ángel Sánchez, spokesman of the Platform in Defence of the Tagus, says “the river has collapsed through a combination of climate change, water transfer and the waste Madrid produces.” The Tagus, known in Spanish as the Tajo and Portuguese as the Tejo, rises in Aragón in northern Spain, passes close to Madrid and forms part of the border with Portugal before flowing into the sea at Lisbon. En route, it is dammed no fewer than 51 times in Spain alone. But its troubles begin at the headwaters in Aragón. In 1902 a plan was conceived to siphon off water from here and divert it to the Segura river to irrigate farms in the arid southeast in what is known as the Tajo-Segura transfer. Construction began in 1966 and water started flowing out of the dammed Tagus headwaters to the Segura in 1979. However, the

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amount of available water was miscalculated and Spain’s cyclical droughts were not factored in. Today only 47% of the predicted water resources exist and levels in the two headwater dams are down to 11% capacity, too low to allow any transfers.


panish police say they suspect a British man and his son of pointing green laser beams at incoming airliners on the Costa del Sol - an offence that can incur an enormous fine.An off-duty police officer reported seeing them aiming laser pens at jets from a hotel balcony in Torremolinos, near Malaga. The British man is 41 and his son 15, police said (in Spanish), giving no further details about them. Three pilots reported being dazzled. They told the Malaga airport control tower, on Spain's south coast, that green laser beams had troubled them as they prepared for landing. If found guilty, the two British holidaymakers could face a fine ranging from €30,001 (£27,280; $35,425) to €600,000 for

hree times as many migrants have arrived in Spain so far this year compared to the same period in 2016. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says It means the number of sea arrivals in Spain - at 8,385 - could overtake Greece, which has had 11,713 people. The shift may be because migrants are finding the Spanish route safer. Last month footage showed migrants arriving by dinghy on a beach in Cádiz to the surprise of beach goers. The IOM say 11,849 people have arrived in Spain so far this year, compared with 13,246 in all of last year.


pains Guardia Civil has stopped a coach carrying 60 passengers and arrested its driver after he tested positive for drugs in a routine roadside check. The coach was carrying around 60 passengers from Hinojosa del Duque (Cordoba) to a day at the beach in Benalmadena (Malaga). The 35-year-old coach driver gave a positive result for cannabis in an alcohol and drug control check and was detained by the police. The coach continued its journey to the Costa del Sol after a replacement driver was found. He, too, was subjected to a roadside check and he tested negative for drugs and alcohol.

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

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

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

Reservations Recommended

Marco Polo

Calle Jose Antonio 3 Cómpeta

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

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

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


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

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


SUNDAY 11TH ClosedFrom on Wednesdays dueJUNE: to staff rest day Pool will be Open to the public from MENU DIA, 11.00am toDEL 7.00pm . only for Lunch and just 8€ including one drink SATURDAY 17TH JUNE: (not available on Sundays and Wednesdays) LIVE MUSIC & DANCING! “TANGO SHOW” SUNDAY From: 8.00pm Book your LUNCH: table in advance and Traditional buy your advance ticketRoast 10€ Beef pp inand the Yorkshire Hotel and Pudding in Todo Papel . (other Dishes are Available), set menu of 3 dishes just 10€ SUNDAY 25TH JUNE: (no drinks included) and we have also PAELLA from 13.00h LIVE MUSIC! “JUAN LUIS & JESSY” th SUNDAY 10From SEPTEMBER: “MIGUEL BOTANA” 2.00pm inLIVE the MUSIC! POOL BAR From 14.00h in the Paella for Lunch Spend the day by the Pool pool Bar withwith paella for lunch .

FRIDAY 15 th SEPTEMBER: MUSIC! “BARRY MARX” NEW things at the Hotel LIVE Balcón de Cómpeta: From 20.00h onTapas the Terrace. 4 Different Exquisite for 8€ Hamburgers : SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER: LIVE MUSIC! “JUKEBOX BANDITS Steer meat 250gr / Angus meat 120gr / Vegetarians. From 21.00h on the Terrace OFFERS FOR BREAKFAST : th SEPTEMBER: FLAMENCOS” COFFEE + SATURDAY CROISSANT30 (Ham or Cheese“JÓVENES or Jam & Butter) = 3,40€ Live Flamenco Show with Music and= Dancing. BACON AND EGGS + TOAST + JUICE 5€ 20.30h atMUFFIN the Ball=Room COFFEEFrom + CHOCOLATE 2,45€ NATURAL ORANGE JUICE + MIXED SANDWICH = 3,70€ .

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INMOBILIARIA TU RINCON DEL SOL PROPERTY SALES AND RENTALS Avd. de Torrox, 46 29754 CÓMPETA (Málaga) Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 608 656 746



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Archez Ref:401

Cómpeta / Torrox Ref:428

Traditional townhouse with 3 bedrooms and various outside spaces. In need of some improvement, Hugely reduced

Country house with swimming pool and established gardens. Three bedrooms. Easily walkable to the village.

Cosy country house with good access and manageable size plot. One bedroom plus and additional outbuilding that could be used as studio



Reduced to 65.000€


Cómpeta Ref: 466

Archez Ref: 216

Small townhouse for reform.Around 60m2 consisting of five rooms and roof terrace.

Ref: 472

Delightful country house with stunning sea views. Two bedrooms, lounge diner and sun room. Garage.

Very spacious townhouse located next to the river. Two floors plus large roof terrace





Felipe Arrebola Lopez .

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

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and approached them from behind, unnoticed. He cocked a leg and piddled up the back of the man's white shirt. But before the man had time to notice the strange and unexpected dampness, Chico was out of there, like a greyhound after a rabbit. Such a little scamp! As the years passed his adventures diminished. He stopped trying to chase motorbikes and urinating on young lovers and slowed down. By the time he was fourteen he was sleeping for most of his days. He was often incontinent and showed signs of dementia. He was diagnosed with diabetes, which required two daily injections of insulin and had a degree of liver damage. He wasn't interested in going for walks anymore and had long stopped jumping up in excitement at the jangle of his lead. He became very frail and could no longer navigate Adios Chico the stairs at home and had to be carried up and down. Even on flat fell in love with Chico the and been taken away by the dog minute I met him. He was catcher. She explained that Chico's ground he was unsteady and would lose his balance completely around 3 years old, a small, owner, her grandmother, who scruffy, coarse-haired, gingerdespite loving him very much, was and end up sprawled across the brown mutt. An accident he'd unable to look after him any longer floor if he shook himself. He was had as a puppy had damaged and asked if I'd be willing to adopt almost totally blind and deaf. His weak little body was shutting his skeleton, causing him to do him if he was released from the down. a little Nazi salute whenever he pound. I answered with a trotted along and at that time, resounding“Yes!” And so our lives On the 9th August 2017, we said one of his eyes had an ugly red together began. goodbye to our dear Chico. We growth dangling from it. But to me he was cute, funny and Chico was a stinky little fellow. His were blessed to have shared his life with him and have so many absolutely gorgeous. favourite pastime was rolling in wonderful memories of our time horse manure and squashed, together. We will never, ever forget I wasn't sure if he belonged to dried-up toads. But his him. Rest in peace, dearest Chico. anyone or not, as he was temperament was totally sweet. I You have left our lives, but you will collarless, but every morning he'd once took in a tiny kitten that had never leave our hearts. be outside our house and would been completely covered in glue follow us as I took my son to and Chico became her guardian, school. I discovered he had an gently helping to nurse her back to Action for Animals Charity owner, but wasn't kept in the house health. And if my cats ever fought, Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, much and was generally given the he'd leap into action and break it run of the village. One day he up, by standing between them until Cómpeta. didn't make his usual appearance they stopped. He was a Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 and I asked where he was. “Perro peacemaker. Tuesday to Saturday finito”, I was told. I was devastated. A few hours later, a young woman And he liked mischief. One winter, Telephone 660586040 called at my house asking: “Are as we sat on a quiet beach in you the foreigner who likes my Nerja, a young couple sat ahead of Follow us on Facebook: Action for Animals (UK/Spain) grandmother's dog?” Chico had us, in romantic embrace, gazing been caught roaming the streets out to sea. Chico was off the lead



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Lake Viñuela

Puente Don Manuel


Luxurious 4 Bed 3 Bath Villa (240m² built, 4,000m² plot). Ground floor: 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, large room (easily made into another en-suite bedroom. First floor: Spectacular lake & mountain views, terraces, spacious lounge, dining room, superb master bedroom en-suite. Extensive grounds with mature gardens, long treelined driveway, fabulous covered terraces, sunny terraces around the pool and car port. Must be seen.

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

Large & Spacious 3 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse (200m² built, 70m² plot), located in the old part of Vélez-Málaga, near the fortress and only a 10 minute drive to the coast. The property is on 2 stories and comprises 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 guest WC, 2 kitchens, one being fully-fitted, 2 living rooms and a roof terrace with lovely views of the town, the church and even all the way to the sea.

Sales Price: 399,500€ (REDUCED BY 50,500€!)

Sales Price: 164,000€ (REDUCED BY 15,000€!)

Sales Price: 99,000€ (NEW!)

For Sale

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Valle Niza


Puente Don Manuel

Modern 2 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse (125m² built, 72m² plot), situated on a hill giving you the best sea views and yet only a walk to the beach. The house is very bright and airy. Upper floor: a fully-fitted modern kitchen, shower room, lounge with dining area & double doors to a generous terrace. Downstairs: 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom another terrace and garden. There is a large roof terrace and at the front of the house, a terraced garden.

Brand new 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment (95m² built), located in the centre of town, only a 20 minute drive to the coast. The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully-fitted kitchen, lounge/dining room, terrace and parking space.

Immaculate 3 Bed 2 Bath Villa (131m² built, 488m² plot). Accommodation: lounge/dining room, f/f kitchen and internal access to the garage, 3 double bedrooms (one with private L-shaped terrace) & 2 bathrooms. Outside are the pretty established gardens to all four sides of the property with various fruit trees a fabulous large covered terrace, sunny terraces and swimming pool,.

Sales Price: 170,000€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 99,500€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 199,950€ (NEW!)

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

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See Map Spot 40 Avd. Saylonga 24B, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 516 107 Avd. Constitución, Costezuela Local 1, Cómpeta (Málaga) / Tel: 952 553 589 Plaza de la Constitución 4Bajo Torrox-Pueblo (Málaga) / Tel: 952 538 337 /

La Viñuela




Nº of Beds & Baths: 4 bed 3 bath Sqm²: 155m² Ref: CP145 Pool: Yes

Nº of Beds & Baths: 2 bed 2 bath Sqm²: 70m² Ref: TTH290 Pool: No




Nº of Beds & Baths: 2 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 46m² Pool: No Ref: TH666


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Nº of Beds & Baths: 1 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 42m² Ref: TAP158 Pool: No

430,000€ Torrox

Nº of Beds & Baths: 3 bed 3 bath Sqm²: 159m² Ref: CP152 Pool: Yes



Nº of Beds & Baths: 3 bed 1 bath Sqm²: 55m² Ref:TAP157 Pool: No

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AXARQUIA SOLICITORS Rural Holiday Accommodation


ccording to the Spanish Law 20/2002, approved on January 29, 2002, by the Junta de Andalucía regarding Tourism in Rural Areas, if you own a property in the countryside and want to rent it, you must comply with the following conditions:

guests must not be exceeded. · Must be furnished and supply the necessary equipment to enable immediate use. · Must have drinking water, if there is no water from the municipal network, a deposit of at least 200L is required.

· Properties are considered to come under this law if they are located in · Must have waste water treatment. the countryside in an area where the population centers do not · Must have an electricity supply. exceed 20,000 inhabitants, and when they are not on the coast. · Must provide a First aid kit. · Only the accommodation is provided. · It is offered for tourism purposes.

· Garbage collection must be carried out according to the law of the town hall where the property is located.

· It is rented for less than 3 months to the same tenant.

· 5 kg of load fire extinguishers must be supplied.

· In no case, must there be more than three dwellings in the same building.

· Map of where the house is located, (i.e. plans, sketches, etc …), must be provided.

· The maximum capacity of twenty

·Vehicle access must be available.

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Once you meet all of these requirements you can register your home in the Tourist Registry of Andalusia which will provide you with a CODE that must be included in all your advertising. Contact us for more information and register your rural housing with the Andalusia Tourist Register! José Manuel Garzón – Senior Partner Axarquía Solicitors is part of Marbellasolicitors SLP, a group of multilingual lawyers and tax experts that have more than 15 years experience assisting foreign buyers and vendors in Andalucía, both on the coast and inland. Tel.: 952 901 225 – –

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

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

of May.

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his month of May at Los Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

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

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

This time we will have the visit of Danish Equin Vet Heidi Nielsen, who is coming to teach us How to keep your horse durable, healthy and happy.Among other things Heidi will work us through; A chiropractical examination of each horse. A thorough examination of the hooves. A checking out the saddle of our horses. An analisis of our riding according to the "Alexander technic". You can read more on Heidis web site:

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

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CHICA LOCA Hair and Beauty Salon in Competa


his month I spoke to Heidi that recently took over Chica Loca in Competa. Chica Loca has been a Hair and Beauty salon for a few years now but under different management. It is located on the left hand side as you come into the village of Competa just before the car park; it is a prime location for passing trade and has easy access for parking. Heidi is originally from Finland and taking over Chica Loca was an opportunity that presented itself at the right time for all parties involved. Heidi came to Spain 15 years ago where she lived in Benalmadena and worked in a traditional Hairdressers/Barbers shop in Fuengirola. She came to Spain initially with her Mother who is also a hairdresser and had her own salon back in Finland. It was in her mother's Salon that provided Heidi with a fabulous amount of work experience whilst studying at the same time. Heidi attended Hair and Beauty school in Helsinki where she learnt about everything to do with hair, nails,

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make up and special effects. After graduating she worked for her mother but they decided to explore outside what she described as “dark and cold Finland� and come to the Cost Del Sol for what was planned to be a year. Although her mother returned to Finland Heidi stayed and is still here 15 years down the line!

with the previous owner of Chica Loca at the end of last year who was looking to go back to the UK, Heidi expressed an interest in opening up her own Salon. After talking it made sense for Heidi to take over a readymade salon and customers that would hopefully stay and support Heidi. So at the beginning of this year Heidi took over and hasn't looked back. She Fuengirola has a small Finnish is extremely grateful to those that community and Heidi found work have stayed with the Salon and easily, first working for someone supported her. She talked about then renting a chair and then later her really lovely customers and running her own business. Over whilst her son is happy in the area the years and one son later she she wants to continue living here decided to move inland to provide as she is extremely content doing a better environment for him to what she loves. One of her great grow up in. Heidi moved five years interests is that of extensions. You ago to Corumbela where she said can have them fitted in the salon everyone was so welcoming and it or you can order them off her has provided a great place for her website. She also hopes to son to grow up. Over the past five provide make up round the years while her son was small Christmas time and provide acrylic Heidi kept home based or nails and extensions in the future provided mobile hairdressing and along with eye lash extensions. So beauty in and around the area look out for her new services including visiting old customers in towards the end of the year. Fuengirola. See advert opposite. On a chance meeting in Competa

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Under New Ownership

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

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

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

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Restaurante Cantueso

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

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

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CHANGES AT SUGAR AND SPICE AND TODO PAPEL The two shops bring a better International food service to Competa.

So big changes are afoot?

it makes a lot of sense.

So what will change?

S&S From 4th of September 2017 the food section of Sugar and Spice will be managed by and based out of Todo Papel.

TP I don't know why we didn't think of it before. The larger floor and shelving space in Todo Papel gives us more flexibility to change things seasonally. Christmas springs to mind as an example.

S&S We will look to increase the food range. Todo Papel get a lot more passing trade than we do, so it will be interesting to see what the demand will be for. We always like the challenge of finding different products. When we opened I vowed that we would never sell instant mashed potato, maybe that will have to change.

What drove the change? S&S The reoccurring message we hear from our customers is "Why can't you move your shop to the bottom of the hill?" So we have! Well part of it. Clearly we have a lot of customers in common that visit both shops so

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S&S Yes, we've always been proud of our Christmas selection and this year it will be amazing

TP For our part, as we have already announced, with regret

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we will no longer continue to sell newspapers and magazines. For some time we knew this change was going to happen at some stage with dwindling sales. In this technological age people now get their news instantly via their various apps on their phones and other mobile devices. The purchase price of the international papers and magazines has also meant that these have become more of a luxury purchase rather than an everyday one that they used to be. The opportunity to take on the running of the Sugar and Spice food business has meant that we instantly have a replacement. What we will be looking to develop is the PO Box service which has now been in operation for five years. We currently have 270 boxes and hope to increase this amount to 300. We will still offer the courier parcel receipt business for people who don't have a PO box with us. We will also look to expand the range of greetings cards and associated products. So how long have the 2 shops been open now? TP We opened in September 2005, so purely by chance this major change will correspond with our 12th anniversary. S&S Yes, and we opened the following December. It seems like a long time ago now. In those days we sold books too anything to make a living! A tourist once came and said "Books and food? That's strange". I replied "Well it works for Tesco!�

fashions. Recently we have had customers travelling from Madrid, Montpelier, Lisbon & Seville to see our products after viewing our web page, we want to have as much lovely stuff there as possible to make their visits worthwhile. So I can see this change will benefit the customers. How will it benefit you two? S&S Our customers have seen very little of us in the last year or so. I would like to say at this point we have not been on holiday! With the furniture business delivering and meeting customers takes up a lot of time. Projects have become a large part of our business. Designing and supplying anything from 1 room or terrace to complete interiors. They have taken us as far West as San Roque and East to Mojacar. Both of these are 3 and a half hours from CĂłmpeta. Often we have to travel to Morocco. Marrakech is 8 hours from Tangiers. So basically the changes will give me more time in my van! TP We think it will streamline our business and we can concentrate on other core profitable parts of it. We also feel we can help to develop the Sugar & Spice food range as has already been covered with greater footfall due to our location and steady stream of daily PO box holders coming in to collect their postal items. Customers will be able to pick up their post as well as their curry sauces, baked beans and Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire Puddings!

So is the Sugar and Spice shop in calle Cazadores closing?

So what does the future hold for Sugar and Spice?

S&S No. We use the space freed up to display more furniture, home decoration, giftware and seasonal ladies

Building on and adding to the ranges of beautiful things we already sell. We are seeing more and more demand for Moroccan products. We have built a great

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network of contacts over the last decade and now work with the Moroccan Artisan Board in Tangiers, who support the Artisans within their trades. Without this support centuries old skills are in danger of being lost. We love the products and the people of Morocco, so it is really nice to be involved. We often take photos of the products in-situ in our customers' homes and send them to the trades people. They really enjoy seeing the fruits of their labour being used and enjoyed. The downside of this element of our business is the difficulty importing from Morocco into Spain. We take shipping within Europe for granted, most weeks we receive a delivery of pine and Indian solid wood furniture via the UK with minimum fuss. Shipping from Morocco is very different. It is the gateway to Europe and these are turbulent times, the paperwork is torturous and the security tight, it isn't easy. And the future for Todo Papel? We will continue to strive to offer customers a broad range of products and services. As well as the products and services we sell we do tend to be a place where people come in for information and advice, particularly anyone new to the area, as we have been here for over 12 years. Debbie will be the face you will see most in the shop as Alick continues to develop his and his business partner's web based estate agency business, Brogan Properties. Alick will be in the shop from time to time to keep his hand in! Any further planned changes? Loads, some of which are already underway...

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

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

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

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

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

Special Menu and Regular menu Corkage Available See Map Spot 59

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


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

Closed Sundays Closed in the daytime on Monday Opening at 6.30pm Monday evening

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Health & Beauty Mountain bike Adventure Tours in Andalucia Bike Rental · Alquiler Bicis Packages to suit all abilities Professional guides Overnight tours

Call Digger on 654 215 168 / 654 305 714 Bikes supplied by Bicitecnia

Restaurante · Bar Calle Pintada 23, Nerja 638 117 903 ·

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GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, no16 Torrox Costa, 29793 Malaga TELF: 952 53 0122 Mobile: 651 956 284 The Grapevine 39

La Esquina Esquina de Miguel de Miguel

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

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TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant



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Have you lost BBC1,2,3,4 ITV, Channel 4, BBC New & BBC Radio? Then have it back through INTELSAT SATELLITE To move your own dish and supply a new digibox .

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

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

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Superb Well Presented Apartment Competa - €174,950 - A106

Charming Villa with Breathtaking Views Competa - €249,000 - V534

Modern apartment in the heart of Competa with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Large terrace with countryside views, convenient outside storage and own large secure car parking space. A must see.

Super villa on a popular urbanisation on the edge of the natural park and walking distance to Competa. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, outside terraces and swimming pool. Superb views to the sea and surrounding countryside.

We have clients looking for villas in the area around 250,000 Euros. Please contact us if you have such a property to sell.

Rustic Finca on Large Plot Canillas de Albaida - €120,000 - RC579

Unique Country Villa with Pool Competa/Torrox - €245,000 - V535

Partly restored finca in Fogarate hamlet affording superb views to the sea and villages of Canillas de Albaida and Competa. Currently 3 separate rooms but many possibilities to make a super property.

3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa with unique jacuzzi pool and extensive terrace. Good sized plot with fruit trees and own water well. Large garage area affording opportunity to convert to further accommodation. Excellent value. (+34) 952 553 860 (+34) 620 914 104 or (+34) 628 776 226

Mountain Wine & Music The story so far

Bodegas Bentomiz, the winery above Sayalonga, has been hosting a series of summer concerts. They’ve had wonderful artists perfoming there, from Pianist Thomas Kaurich to flamenco dancer Marina Aranda, to the extraordinary jazz-flamenco fusion of La Bejazz. Guests enjoyed wine, tapas and glorious sunsets as well as unforgettable music. The photos above, by Margot Hillock, give an impression of these extraordinary events. There are still two to come: 2nd Sept Flamenco instrumentalist Diego Villegas and 23rd Sept Ellas, a quartet of women playing tribute to the great Jazz divas. Contact for details

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Mia Modern Fashion & Accessories Something for Men, Women & Children Open Mon to Fri 10am-2pm & 6pm-9pm Open Saturday Mornings Closed Thur


Come and have a look round Tel. 665 416 411

León Blanco Antigüedades y más

Plaza Almijara no.13 Competa SEE MAP Tel: 952 516 900 SPOT 61


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

Beth's Soft Furnishings 11b Calle del Carmen, Competa

Tel: 952 55 34 64 Made to measure seating for benches and pool side areas. Cushions & pads for see map indoors or outside spot 63 Curtains Any alterations or repairs

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All Inclusive walking tours and Walking Club

Competa Walking Club

Childrens Walk Saturday 9th September Free for all Children Educating and inspiring children with nature To book: Competa Hikes Walking Club Friday 8th September Patamalara River Walk To book:

Wild Orchid Walks Mushroom Walks Medicinal Herb Walks Bird Watching Spanish Language Spanish Cooking - Tel: (+34) 619 175 649

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

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Erosion Problems?

El Bazar de Competa

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

Perfumery, Herbalist, Cosmetics, Jewellery & Gifts


It is used to fight erosion. Building an underground Vetiver wall to stop erosion is very cost effective.

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El Rincon De Mateo

Menu 7.50 Euros Mon -Fri & Selection of tapas Come and try our new menu Canillas de Albaida Natural fruit juices, sangria & mojito’s Tel: 674 760 985 Coffee, cake or muffin 2.50 Euros 50 The Grapevine

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

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

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

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

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

Bar Open from 11.00am

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1. Samusalud 3. Restaurante El Pilón 5. Restaurante Casa Paco 6. Sugar & Spice 7. Taurus Real Estate 9. EGO Hair & Beauty 11. Hotel Balcon 12. Fontaneria Román 13. Tu Rincon de Sol Estate Agents 14. Restaurante El Cortijo 15. Bar Restuarante Pericos 16. Teteria Hierbabuena 17. Jose Luis Persianas 18. Action For Animals Charity Shop 19. Thomas Gant Law 21. La Taperia 22. Asesoria Aljarife 24. Como Piensos - Pet Food 26. Tin Tin Hair & Beauty 27. Competa Properties 29. La Esquina de Miguel 30. El Bazar de Competa 33. Bar Restaurante El Recreo 37. Naturvets 38. La Gelateria 40. Competa Yoga 42. León Blanco Antigüedades y más 43. Jara Fruteria 45. Chavos Construction 49. Floristeria Maritoñi 50. La Taberna de Oscar 51. Salon Chica Loca 53. Marco Polo 54. Competa Homes 56. 57. Restaurante El Pámpano 59. Bistro 6 60. Construcciones Schmid 61. Andalusian Experience 62. Beth's Soft Furnishings 63. MIA Fashion & Beauty 64. Todo Papel 65. Almijara Residence

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Jorge & Kiko, Colmar, France

The Montoro Brothers Torre del Mar to Copenhagen by bike!


dentical twin brothers Kiko and Jorge Montoro from Torre del mar set off on a 2400kilometre bike ride to Copenhagen in mid July. The plan was to cover 2400 kilometres by bike over a three week period, aiming to cycle between 100 and 160 kilometres per day and arrive in the Danish capital on 14 August, then rest for ten days and then participate in the famous Compenhagen Ironman Triathlon. The triathlon consists of a 3.9k swim, 180k bike race and finishes with a full marathon. The triathlon alone is considered a formidable challenge with most triathletes training for 6-9 months before the event. The combination of the 2400 Kilometres bike journey to Copenhagen and then the triathlon makes it an awesome feet of endurance both physically and mentally.

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So why do it? The brothers have both been through medical scares. They were both diagnosed with brain tumours in 2013 and have since recovered from operations to remove them. This has been one of the main motivating factors for the brothers to embark on this challenge. They are known locally as excellent athletes, both are PE Teachers at schools in Malaga, both are exceptional triathletes representing local triathlon and sports club CD Axarlon, also as well as teaching they own a personal training fitness company.

20th July 2017 To launch the challenge, the brothers organised for family and friends to bid them fair well in Torre del Mar. After a speech by the Mayor and some press interviews they set off at 9.30am for Almeria surrounded by 30+ cyclists that were to accompany them for some of the journey on the first day. Myself and Jansen Riley from Competa were lucky enough to be in that group of cyclists, as we had previously arranged to join the brothers on the entire 1st day to Almeria.

Once we arrived at Almunecar the group had shrunk to just the four of I first met the brothers at a triathlon us. We continued onto Calahonda where we greeted by their old friend in the Sierra Nevada a couple of years ago. They were both friendly Trapi. He kindly let us store our and welcoming and it is easy to see bikes in his apartment whilst we why they are popular characters in went for a swim and some lunch. At 5pm and now joined by Trapi we the local sporting community. left to cover the final 100 Kilometres along the impressive coastline to

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Almeria: End of day 1

Left to right: Trapi, Kiko, Jan ,Steve & Jorge

Almeria. We finally arrived at around 9pm and quickly showered and changed and proceeded to a nearby bar for some dinner and to meet up with more of their friends. We ate extremely well! Jorge explained that they needed to take on an whopping 6000 calories a day to fuel the journey. The following morning they pushed on, with a further 136 kilometres supported by some more local friends. Meanwhile Jansen and I made the return journey to Torre del Mar. During the next three weeks they kept friends and family updated daily via a facebook page that boasted an impressive 8000 followers. Copenhagen Ironman Both brothers started the race extremely fast, swimming together

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and finishing the 3.9k swim in 1hr-04 minutes. Next was the 180 kilometre bike leg that consisted of two loops through the rolling countryside that surrounds Copenhagen. Even with rain on the second loop Kiko averaged an speedy 35.5 km/h whilst Jorge was just behind averaging 35 km/h. Running a marathon is tough enough, but running a marathon in an Ironman race is about survival and crossing the finish line. At the 4k mark Kiko slipped and injured his foot but continued on. Jorge crossed the line first in 10hrs -19 minutes and Kiko a little later in 10hrs -45 minutes.

20 Julio: Torre del Mar - Almería 175km. 21 Julio:Almería - Aguilas 136km 22 Julio: Aguilas - Los alcazares 100km. 23 Julio: Los alcazares - Calpe 146km 24 Julio:Calpe - Castellón 200km 25 Julio: Castellón - Altafulla 205km 26 Julio: Altafulla - Badalona 110km 27 Julio: Badalona – Argeles Sur Mer 188km 28 Julio: Argeles Sur Mer -Frontignan 170km 29 Julio:Frontignan - Orange 142km 30 Julio: Descanso 31 de Julio: Orange - Beaurepaire 169km

Congratulations to them both, they have been through a lot and have come out the other side even stronger. I look forward to their next challenge.

1 de Agosto :Beaurepaire - Baume les messieurs 193km 2 Agosto: Baume les Messieurs Mulhouse 213km 3 Agosto: Mulhouse - Baden 162km 4 Agosto: Baden - Heidelberg 92km 5 Agosto: Heidelberg - Frankfurt 94km 6 Agosto: Descanso 7 Agosto: Frankfurt - Marburgo 100km 8 Agosto: Marburgo - Gotinga 146km 9 Agosto: Gotinga - Hannover 115km 10 Agosto: Hannover - Soltau 86km 11 Agosto: Soltau - Hamburgo 82 km 12 Agosto: Hamburgo - Neustadt 96km 13 Agosto: Neustadt - Sakskobing 115km 14 Agosto: Sakskobing Copenhague 125km

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4 Days of Walking 21st to 24th September Inclusive.



alking Festival Cómpeta/4 días de senderismo Cómpeta: 21/22/23/24 September 2017. Cómpeta, 65 km east of Málaga, is a walkers'paradise! Come and enjoy it with us during our fifth Walking Festival. .

Also this year we chose several new fantastic walks. The principle will stay the same. Each day you will have the choice between an easy walk of ± 3 – 4 hours or a moderate walk of ± 4,5 – 6 hours. .

Each day you can change your choice. We will walk with guides in groups of no more than 25 persons. You may also walk selfguided if you have a gps. .

The Cómpeta Walking Festival is the occasion to discover more of this beautiful walking area and to meet old and new walking friends.

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Programme 2017: Thursday 21 September Easy walk ± 3 hours Start hotel Balcón de Cómpeta 10 am, walk via footpath along the irrigation channel to Canillas de Albaida – Loma de Canillas – Mosquín – Cruz del Monte – Cómpeta. .

Intermediate walk ± 4,5 hours Start hotel Balcón de Cómpeta 9.00 am, walk via footpath along the irrigation channel to Canillas de Albaida – Loma de Canillas – Mosquín – Loma Gaviarra – higher road – Puerto del Collado – Cruz del Monte – Cómpeta. ..

Friday 22 September Easy walk ± 3,5 hours Start Cómpeta touristoffice 10 am, transfer per minibus to Puerto de Carboneros, from there walk – Corumbela – Tres Fuentes – El Molino – Sayalonga – bustransfer back to Cómpeta. Intermediate walk ± 6 hours Start Cómpeta touristoffice 9.00

am, transfer per minibus to Puerto de Carboneros, from there walk – Corumbela – Tres Fuentes – El Molino – Sayalonga – La Rábita – Cómpeta. .

Saturday 23 September Easy walk ± 4 hours Start Cómpeta touristoffice 10 am, transfer to Salares, from there walk – Cruz del Muerto – Rio Cájula – Canillas de Albaida – Cómpeta. .

Intermediate walk ± 6 hours Start Cómpeta touristoffice 9.00 am, transfer to Salares, from there walk via footpath along the irrigation channel – Casa Cuascuadra – Llanadas de Sedella – Puerto de Santiago – Fábrica de la Luz – Acequia – Cómpeta. .

Sunday 24 September Easy walk ± 4 hours Start walk Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta 10.00 am – Puerto del Collado – higher road – Cerro Gavilán – Cómpeta. Delivery of

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21-24 SEPTEMBER 2017 the medals, celebration and buffet in Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta. ..

Moderate walk ± 6 hours Start walk Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta 9.00 am – Puerto del Collado – Casa de la Mina – Loma del Daire – Venta Pradillos – Cerro Gavilán – Cómpeta. Delivery of the medals, celebration and buffet in Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta. Organisation: en .

The participation cost for all 4 days is € 20,- per person incl. the transfers by minibus. You may also enrol for 1 day only for € 7,50 per person. The buffet in Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta on the last day costs € 12,- per person. Reservations by e-mail only to: Please indicate with your

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reservation whether you choose: .

- To walk all 4 days or for which day, - For the easy walks or for the moderate walks, - If you want to participate with the buffet on the last day Sunday 24 September. Upon reservation you will receive a booking confirmation/invoice and all necessary further information. N.B. If you reserve the buffet with your application, you will receive on the first day a coupon for a reserved seat on the terrace of Hotel Balcón. .

Accommodation in Cómpeta: During the festival we can offer exclusively for participants in *** Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta: - a double bedroom superior with balcony for 72 euros per night (breakfast included)

(breakfast included) - A double bedroom without balcony for 60 euros per night (breakfast included). And we can offer single bedrooms in restored village houses for 30 euros per night (without breakfast). Just send us an e-mail: or

As a result of the 3rd Cómpeta Walking Festival the walking club Cómpeta/Canillas started. Send your e-mail address to uk and she will send you every two months an update of the weekly walks in these surroundings without any obligation.

-A double bedroom standard with balcony for 64 euros per night

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I am of course referring to the crime and thriller genres of fiction. John Yorke (one of Britain's film and TV writing gurus) describes crime fiction as being like good story, boiled down. That is, it shamelessly contains all the elements that make us want to keep turning the pages and that keep us hooked.

WRITING AXARQUIA A Journey Into Darkness


recently had the pleasure of flying back to Malaga during peak holiday season, an experience many of you will be familiar with. On the plane I found my seat covered in sticky popcorn, I was surrounded by a number of large and very loud ladies attending the same hen party, and one man got so drunk that he couldn't walk down the central isle without collapsing onto many of the people unlucky enough to have an isle seat. So, nothing unusual, you could say, but amid this urban carnage we call the Great British Getaway, something else dawned on me. It started at the airport in Blighty. I popped into WHSmith to buy a book and to photograph the shelf it was on. No, not because I have some eccentric, Jeremy Corbyn photographing manhole covers thing going on, but because the author of said book is a friend of mine and I wanted him to see that there it was on the shelves at the airport. Anyway, in walked two girls, 20-somethings who had probably been dieting for the last three months to be beach-toned and holiday ready. 'I need to get a book,' one of them exclaims. 'I can't go to the beach without a book.' 'This one,' the other girl says, 'It's a thriller. Really good.' Waiting at the gate I pulled out my own book. The person next to me was also reading a paperback, someone opposite was engrossed in their Kindle and a parent and child

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were glued to a movie playing on their phone. It was the same on the plane. I was surrounded by people choosing to bury their awareness in something other than their present reality. Or, to put it another way, to lose themselves in a story. Of all the things one could assert about human nature, it seems to me that one of the most difficult to refute would be that people love stories. So much so that even when on an annual holiday where the opportunities for new real-life experiences are everywhere, a huge proportion of us will still choose fiction over real life. There have been many theories about the importance of storytelling in human psychology: it's the way we learn to relate to our world, the way we come to understand our desires and those of others, the way we come to terms with our mortality, our hopes and our fears. However, I find it curious that when people look for a book to take on holiday, they overwhelming choose the same type, and it's a genre that, even away from the holiday context, outsells every other kind of fiction. It's also the genre that consistently gets turned into popular TV dramas and blockbuster movies. Easy to get into? Check. Scary or gruesome? Check. Lots of drama? Check. A mystery? Check. A romantic subplot? Check. Certainty that it will all work out in the end? Check, check.

What about romance novels? I hear you cry. It's true, these are also popular amongst holiday makers and those in search of a thrilling read, but name me a romance novel that doesn't contain an element of danger, lots of drama and some kind of mystery. If you can, I bet it won't be a bestseller. There is little doubt that for most people crime and thriller stories are enjoyable to read, or indeed to watch. It just so happens that they are also fantastically fun to write. There's never been a better time to get into writing fiction. The growing popularity of short stories means that no one need be intimidated by enormous word counts. For the past two years I've been writing and editing my own thriller novel, while at the same time completing a crime novel writing MA at City University in London. I will be sharing some insider knowledge, tips and tricks that I've learned along the way during a workshop at Casa Paco in Competa this autumn. You don't need to have been a high achiever at school as you can develop your writing skill as you go along. All you need is a pen, notepad (or computer) and a desire to bring your criminally good ideas to the page. Andrew L Reynolds Writing AxarquĂ­a For details of creative writing courses and workshops please see our main advert. Tel: 951 242 468

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MULTI CULTURAL NIGHT OF MUSIC Canillas de Albaida Sunday 8th October


sung by local Dutchman Kees de Leeuw (with all the actions!). This unique multi-cultural night of music had been a huge success in previous years, please come along and make sure it is just as Next up will be Andalusian Ceili successful again this year. Bandits, led by French piper Please gives generously to our Jerome Hippolyte who will play a selection of Irish and Galician music local charity, Action for Animals to on a variety of acoustic instruments. help our furry friends in need. For Youtube footage previous They consist of Jerome on bagpipes and whistles, Juan Alberto concerts, key in "Canillas de from Spain on mandolin and banjo, Albaida Multicultural night". The first artists to perform will be local band Jukebox Bandits, with its John from Ireland on fiddle and guitar and Meigan, who is from Canillas MultiCultural new and full lineup comprising of Wales and is the singer. Rod Jones on keyboards, Ian Concert Progamme Hayton on bass, acoustic guitar & Sunday Oct 8 2017 Spanish duo Betty Loop comprising vocals, Marshall Dixon on drums, of Erika Vinylo and Angel Ariza Ken Peacock on flute and 7.30-8.00: Jukebox Bandits . perform next, and as their name saxophone & Mitch France on 8.00-8.30: Simon Allum & suggests Angel is a master of the acoustic and electric guitars, Jukebox Bandits loop machine both for percussion mandolin, banjo & vocals. Jukebox Bandits will then be joined and guitar (made famous by Ed 8.45-9.30: David Neil Band Sheeran) and Erika plays ukulele by Simon Allum from British band . and is the lead singer. Tuppeny Blue who will play a 9.45-10.30: Andalusian Ceili selection of his own very unique Bandits . Jukebox Bandits and friends will songs. 10.45-11.30: Betty Loop round the night off with a set of music to dance to kicking off with a . British recording artist David Neil 11.45 - 12.45: Jukebox Bandits, selection of Rolling Stones songs will then perform with his band

s part of its Cultural week, the Ayuntamiento of Canillas de Albaida proudly presents the Sixth Multicultural Night of Music to be held in the Plaza (main square) in Canillas de Albaida on Sunday 8th October. Admission to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate to Action for Animals local charity.

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(Simon Williams on bass and Marshall Dixon on drums) and play a mix of standards and some of his own songs.

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irst of all, you need to understand, that your body needs a proper Balanced Nutrition Diet, with a proper daily amount of: vitamins, proteins, minerals and carbohydrates.

before your bedtime; never go to bed on a full stomach. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day. 2 litres of water a day would help your body to burn calories more effectively and to get rid of toxins.

Get into a habit of eating exactly 3 Exercising is a KEY. Meals a day. By exercising, your body gets an 1. Eat breakfast within one hour advantage of many physiological benefits such as: of rising. Breakfast provides at least 30 Weight Control by elevating your percent of the total energy and metabolism so that you burn more nutrition needed to sustain the human body during the whole day. calories daily. The Boost in your energy level And therefore it is very important to have a proper breakfast and not Strengthening of your heart and lungs to skip it. Improvement in your self-image and self-confidence. 2. Have a healthy low-fat lunch So, don't forget to exercise at least snack. 10 minutes a day. Have a healthy snack in your Try to avoid using fats. Try to keep lunch time, low fat yogurt for the fat level in your cooking as low example, to keep your energy as possible. running. 3. Have your dinner three hours before your bedtime. Have a Proper dinner three hours

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Oranges Broccoli Soybeans Tofu Sunflower Seeds Papaya And other sources of calcium. Calcium is a crucial element for bone metabolism. Calcium deficiency is very common. The "Average" American diet does not even come close to meeting the normal calcium requirements: 425 mg. a day for Men 450 mg. a day for Women So, to sum it up: 1. Have exactly 3 meals a day 2. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day 3. Exercise at least 10 minutes a day 4. Avoid fats 5. Make calcium your friend

By following these 5 simple rules, you will be losing weight in no Make Calcium your friend. Include time. as much calcium as you can in your daily diet by eating:

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Calle del Mar 23 29740 Torre del Mar, Málaga Tel. (0034) 952 547 601 Mob. 649 123 068

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

La Viñuela

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Built: 72m² Plot: 4500m² Great opportunity in la Viñuela. Finca with a big plot of 4500 m2 with fruit trees in production, has 300 mango trees, 30 olive, 40 vines and other fruit trees. The Finca has a House with living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The property also has storage room, removable pool, private terrace, and automatic irrigation. The House is sold partially

Price: 149.000€

El Trapiche Built: 81m²

Ref: 4549 Plot: 2100m²

Finca, distributed in living/dining room with fireplace, kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Also has storage and laundry-room, outside there are barbecue, swimming pool and private parking. the House is paired to another House. The farm has fruit-trees with automatic irrigation.

Price: 190.000€

El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

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El unico restaurante en Competa

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

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

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


Best views to the coast

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

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

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

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

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

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

El Recreo

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

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

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Located next to the Town Hall in Competa

Antonio and Belen welcome you to their Bar and Restaurant

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

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

Pavo Real

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

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

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

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1. Which is the first zodiac sign to start in a new year? 2. Rhea Perlman was best known for her role as waitress Carla Tortelli in which tv show? 3. Which actor played heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama films Trainspotting and T2 Trainspotting? 4. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford were the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete where? 5. The Methodist movement derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of who? 6. AT&T provides voice, video and internet services, but what did the letters AT&T originally mean? 7. The Siege of Ladysmith took place during which wars?

8. The synthetic material Nylon is named after the two cities it was developed in New York and London. True or False? 9. According to the bible, who was apostle Peter's brother? 10. Lampblack is known as the crude form of which element? See page 82 for answers

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Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

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

Mon - Fri: 8.30-2.30 & 5.00-8.30

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260 Euros Competa Tel: 637 028 873 / 618 360 290

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

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un exposure is responsible for many skin changes that we think of as a normal part of the ageing process. Apart from sunburn which is immediately obvious, even short-term exposure to UV rays will gradually damage the elastin fibres in the skin, causing it to sag, loose elasticity and tear more easily. Premature wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun spots are also unwanted side effects of spending too much time in the sun. UV rays come in two types: UVA rays are less intense but far more prevalent. They occur during all daylight hours even on cloudy days. They penetrate the deeper layers of skin and are the main culprits for causing wrinkles and sun spots. UVB rays are less prevalent and their intensity varies according to geographic location, season and daily weather conditions. They are responsible for damage to the surface layers of skin and cause the redness and pain we normally associate with sunburn. Sunshine and Vitamin D We all need to spend time outdoors daily as this is the only

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way that our bodies can produce vitamin D. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient needed for bone and immune system health among many other reasons. Until recently, vitamin D deficiency was believed to be a problem only for those living in countries with long winters and few daylight hours. This is not the case. Our sedentary mostly indoor lifestyles certainly play a part in this, but the overall reasons are more complex and likely to involve other genetic, metabolic and environmental factors as well. This calls for a sensible approach to spending time outdoors during the summer months: make the most of the warm weather in the morning or early evening, but do not ignore traditional advice about the use of sunscreen and staying indoors during certain times of the day. It’s good to remember that our bodies were designed to cope with a range of weather conditions and the skin is quite resilient, but we have to provide it with the right building blocks in order to stay healthy and repair itself when needed. Skin care tips for summer Hydrate – water is vital for healthy skin, so remember to drink plenty throughout the day.

But don’t think you have to stick to plain water – it’s no coincidence that so many delicious summer fruit and vegetables have a high water content: stone fruit, berries, melons, cucumbers and tomatoes are some easy options to stay cool and hydrated during hot weather. Exfoliate regularly to help the skin’s natural renewal process and to prevent clogged pores Moisturise – the sun, wind and air-conditioning can make the skin feel overly dry. Eating a balanced diet will help with this and using a good quality moisturiser regularly will restore moisture and suppleness to the top layers of skin. A good summer moisturiser should be based on easily absorbed natural oils high in vitamins A, E and F which have soothing, hydrating and collagen restoring properties. Antioxidants – vitamins C (found in most fresh fruit and vegetables) and E (found in nuts, seeds and leafy green vegetables), green tea and berries protect against and even reverse sun damage. Remember to feed your skin from the inside out so try to incorporate as many of these into your daily diet as you can Stay indoors during peak UV radiation hours – these will depend on season and where you live, but during summer in Australia this generally means staying in between 10:00am and 5:00pm. And yes, this also means going to the beach either in the early morning or early evening Sunscreen – if you must be outdoors in the middle of the day, wear a wide-brimmed hat and long loose clothing. Choose a sunscreen based on natural (such as zinc oxide which protects against both UVA and UVB rays) rather than chemical active ingredients, apply 30 minutes before sun exposure and regularly thereafter. Use natural self-tanning lotions instead of sunbeds or sunbathing for hours.

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Artisan italian ice creams made daily in our kitchens in Competa. Gluten& lactose free Gelato . Lemon & Yogurt Slush Italian coffee: Espresso, Cappucino, Affogato. Gourmet Tea. Natural fruit juices. Mini pastries and Cakes made to order. Selection of Italian wines & pasta Open every day from 10am & Sundays from 11am No lunchtime closing. We are located on Constitution Avenue s/n Local 2 Competa To advertise call 637 028 873

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

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

LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Horseriding in Andalucia


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

Even if it is high summer, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers a

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range of possibilities for horseriding during the summer season. You can enjoy riding out early in the morning or enjoy sunset from the back of a horse on tracks out in the beautiful national park. For the unexperinced rider, Los Caballos del Mosquin offers shorter rides every day, and for the rider seeking more challenges - besides the daily tours, there are special rides out - like for instance the "BuenaVista Ride" every saturday and sunday. This is a half day ride with a picnic stop.

Do you feel a little rusty with your riding skills? Los Caballos del Mosquin also offer a "brush up" in the new and bigger riding school. Many riders like to combine the two things and that can be a lovely combination of a little more tempo in the school and a very relaxed riding out in the nature of Andalucia. We did not plan for any foals this year at Los Caballos del Mosquin, but our mare Farina looked a little out of shape, and when our vet found the mare pregnant with a possible new foal in July, everybody was really surprised when a lovely filly was full born on March 14th. Come and meet our "Sorpresa con H" - the sweetest foal of the year, and have a coffee or a refreshment under the Algarrobo tree. For more information:

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


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



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

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•September 2017 Horoscopes• ARIES


20th March - 19th April


nexpected situations may crop up to throw you off course, but don't let them. Stay on your path and try not to give in to the wild energy around you. Stick to traditional methods, beware of peddlers trying to sell you wooden nickels.


prevent sickness and maintain full control of your mind and body by making sure you get the proper amount of sleep. Don't try to experiment with something you know nothing about.



f you don't agree with what the group is doing, Taurus, don't feel like you have to join in. Earn their respect in your own way, not by forcing yourself into a mold you don't fit into.




sk for what you need, Leo, and you will get it. Don't wait around for the rewards to come to you. This is one of those days in which actions speak louder than words. Don't expect others to read your mind.



urprise him or her with an unexpected expression of love. Rely on your inner map and don't let others throw you off course. Don't waste time. Keep an eye on your goals at all times.


22th November - 21st December


aintain your principles and integrity as you venture forth into worlds unknown. Don't write people off without giving them a fair chance. Don't judge others. Give them an equal amount of respect.



our power may come in energetic, erratic bursts, so use this to your advantage. Maintain a level head and you will be able to cut through your day's work like a warm knife through butter.

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on't poke your nose into other people's business. Give others their space and let them work things out for themselves. Don't feel like you have to gain the attention of everyone. Do what you need to do and your rewards will come.


23rd August - 22th September


pen your eyes to the beauty around you and let it inspire you to take action. Someone may be trying to throw you a curve ball, so be ready. You have a generous heart that you should share freely. 23rd October - 21st November


pend some time by water, and reconnect with your true self. The more you integrate your inner nature with your outer demeanor, the more you will attract the people and situations that can help you in your journey.


22th December - 19th January



his may seem like an annoying bend in the road at first, but if you keep walking, you'll see that this course of action is exactly the one you need to take. This isn't a day to sit back and watch. Get your act together and do


e confident in your actions and follow through with your promises. There's a great deal of power under your belt, but it's erratic. Take breaks during the day to collect your energy and refocus.

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

Tin Tin Tin Tin IS the place where you can go and have a full day of beauty treatment: Perm, colouring, hi and low light, wash & set also cuts for men and children, facials, waxing, colouring eyelashes, eyebrows & make up.

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

Nueva villa de Cómpeta (Just behind Café Cómpeta)

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I'm so lazy I've got a smoke alarm with a snooze button.



I bought some Armageddon cheese today, and it said on the packet 'Best Before End...’ So I went to buy a watch, and the man in the shop said "Analogue." I said "No, just a watch."

I phoned the local gym and I asked if they could teach me how to do the splits. He said, "How flexible are you?" I said, "I can't make Tuesdays." "He said 'I'm going to chop off the bottom of one of your trouser legs and put it in a library'. I thought 'That's a turn-up for the books. "And the back of his anorak was leaping up and down, and people were chucking money to him. I said 'Do you earn a living doing that?' He said 'Yes, this is my livelihood.' "So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me "Can you give me a lift?" I said "Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it.'"

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"You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice." “So I went down my local icecream shop, and said 'I want to buy an ice-cream'. He said Hundreds & thousands?' I said 'We'll start with one.’ I was stealing things in the supermarket today while balanced on the shoulders of vampires. I was charged with shoplifting on three counts.

I bought a train ticket and the driver said "Eurostar" I said "Well I've been on telly but I'm no Dean Martin?

I went into a shop and I said, "Can someone sell me a kettle." The bloke said "Kenwood" I said, "Where is he?" So I went in to a pet shop. I said, "Can I buy a goldfish?" The guy said, "Do you want an aquarium?" I said, "I don't care what star sign it is.” I went to the doctor. I said to him "I'm frightened of lapels." He said, "You've got cholera.” So this bloke says to me, "Can I come in your house and talk about your carpets?" I thought "That's all I need, a Je-hoover's witness". I was having dinner with my boss and his wife and she said to me, "How many potatoes would you like Tim?". I said "Ooh, I'll just have one please". She said "It's OK, you don?t have to be polite" "Alright" I said "I'll just have one then, you stupid cow"

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Erythrina crista-galli



s another summer bites the dust and we all return to work, lorry-loads of plants are arriving daily at the garden centre, re-stocking us after our end of July sale. It´s an exciting time with lots of new additions to our regular stock items. I've come back stuffed with memories of the lovely Cadiz coastline and the laughs we had! Merv always despairs of my navigational skills and they are somewhat wobbly, I happily admit. I'm a member of the “you only have to turn me around once and I'm lost” school. And few understand my attempts at directions; that the Glorieta de la Paz for me is dragon tree roundabout; Avenida Andalucia becomes silk tree street or meet you on the corner of Calle Peru and Calle Bolivia is flamboyant (by name and nature) tree corner. But this summer the joint prize for sensationalism has gone to two

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plantings I've seen and drooled over.

graves. Pine trees were for kings; arborvitae for princes, sophora for high officials; koelreuteria for scholars and poplars for The avenue glowing with the glorious golden rain tree was commoners. It is a seriously spectacular. beautiful tree with its showers of showy yellow flowers, spotted red Whilst available to us, it's a tree in the centre and papery lanternthat we rarely see in our neck of shaped fruits which start bright the woods and here was an entire green and slowly mature to a soft avenue of them – looking rose-brown. These dangle on the magnificent! Golden rain tree, trees in large clusters for many Chinese lantern tree or Pride of months. The black seeds have India is botanically known as been popularly used as a soap koelreuteria paniculata. Take care substitute; they contain saponins in high quantities. Deciduous, the not to confuse it with the other golden rain tree, laburnum, which leaves fall, often leaving the lanterns hanging, and the new is rarely seen here. The spring growth emerges shrimp koelreuteria is a smallish tree, to pink. We hope to have young trees around 7m high maximum and is likely used as a street tree in Cadiz in stock soon. province because of its tolerance My other choice for a holiday plant to pollution, salt breezes and challenging soils and climate! The shot never to be forgotten was the pretty ferny foliage provides great small grove of erythrina crista galli shade too. It originates from China or cockspur coral tree that I saw in where early dynasties designated a local park. It always makes a it as one of the five official striking planting but it's usually memorial trees to be planted on seen as a specimen tree; this

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koelreuteria paniculata young and mature seed pods

koelreutera paniculata flowers and seed pods

small grouping was enchanting. This South American stunner is the national tree of Uruguay and Argentina and is a great city tree because of its long and spectacular flowering period. The beautiful waxen coral pea-like flowers are often seen from April through to October, opening in cycles. Again it makes a small tree, sometimes reaching 5m tall in its native habitat but often to only half that size in our gardens, and it has attractive glaucous, semievergreen leaves. Belonging to the legume flower, its roots are nitrogen-fixing and the flowers are much appreciated by the local insect life. It needs a full sun position and becomes used to hot and arid conditions but is a little tender so look for a protected position. The hardiest of the coral trees, it's usually shown as hardy down to around -5C but cold conditions can burn the tips of the spiny branches and, around Cómpeta and equivalent, it will generally need some light pruning

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koelreutera paniculata avenue

back in very early springtime to tidy it up after bad winters. The roots are hardy down to -10C so even if badly cut back by cold weather, it will generally regenerate. The lovely flowers are borne on new growth so an annual pruning is desirable to give plenty of bloom. If you have access to a tree, the seeds germinate quite readily in warm conditions. We have young trees being delivered, so let us know if you want one. It's great to be back but we do have one more hiccup to our opening hours. Viveros Florena will be closed from 23rd September to 3rd October. Very many apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but it is for a personal family matter. And do remember that, as of 3rd October, we revert to winter hours, 10am until 4pm, closed Sundays and Mondays, as always. Viveros Florena – Probably the best little garden centre in

Andalucía! Keep checking our web page for latest news and exciting new stock arriving at the garden centre. Join our mailing list to keep in constant touch. Shop online with us for unusual plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products and my books. Winter Hours, October to May: 10 – 4, Closed Sundays & Mondays. Summer Hours, June, July & September: 9 – 2, Closed Sundays & Mondays and the month of August. Viveros Florena, Ctra.Algarrobo/Cómpeta km 2, Cómpeta 29754,Málaga Tel:689928201 And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

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WORLDS BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING MacMillan Cancer Support started this idea way back in 1990 and it is now their largest fund raising event, last year raising over £29 million across 225,000 different coffee mornings. It is estimated that over 7 million cups of coffee together with over 13 million slices of cake were served on the last Friday of September, last year!!! This is Competa's sixth annual event so keep Friday 29th September free and come and join us. This years event will be even bigger and better and yet at still only 5euros per person. Tickets available in advance from 01 September from either Todo Papel or Sugar and Spice, Competa. I can't promise you 13 million but I know we will offer an excellent selection, remember last year?! There will also be Liz's terrific tombola stall, a raffle stall plus other fundraising games sponsored by Sugar & Spice; Guess the Beans in the Jar etc, etc. Once again, all the funds raised at our local event will be shared 50/50 between MacMillan Cancer Support, UK and Cudea Cancer Care, Spain. If you kindly wish to donate a tombola prize, please email Liz Bland; Or wish to donate a cake email Elaine Greer;

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each other, the Spanish culture and to get inspired by a lot of new experiences. They will be at work on the days: Sat 14/10, Mon.16/10 - Fri 20/10. Sat. 21/10 is the inauguration and we’ll celebrate the final of the symposium together during that morning. The created art pieces will be exhibited in Galeria Luz de la Vida for 1 month. The fact that the artists will demonstrate their way of working in the public space in the village, will give every visitor a great insight into the daily work of artists, and it will give the visitor the opportunity to meet the artists.

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

3RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM LUZ IN COMPETA! Save the dates: 14/10 - 21/10 About 10 International professional and talented artists are invited to come to Competa. They will stay for 9 days to meet

More information will follow, or check / fb: symposium LUZ In September Galeria Luz de la Vida will present an exhibition with art by Spanish artists David Noalia and Alberto Trasicio and Dutch artist Lieuwke Loth.

LA VUELTA DE ESPANA Next year's Vuelta a España cycle race will start with a time trial in Malaga on the Costa del Sol, race organisers have announced.

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Elías Bendodo, president of the Provincial Council of Malaga, told reporters in the French city of Nimes, "The (2018) Vuelta will start 25 August in Malaga."

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:30 – 14.00 Sundays: 10.00 – 14.00

As usual the event will start with a time trial although it is not known whether it will be an individual or team event.

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In 2015 the race started, not without controversy, from Puerto Banus with a time trial that finally did not count for the overall result. The Vuelta a España in 2019 will start somewhere in the province of Alicante.

OKTOBERFEST Torrox Costa 'Oktoberfest' party will include, among other novelties, free beer tastings and a 'gourmet' German product market.

JUKEBOX BANDITS GIGS Saturday 2nd September: Restaurante Esperillas, Canillas de Albaida 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table 677 974 410

Oficina de Turismo. Do you need more information about Cómpeta? Visit our lovely tourist office at the entrance of the village!

Saturday 23 September: Restaurante Maria at Hotel Balcon, Competa 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table 952 553662

You can always check the official website of the town hall where you can find a business directory, useful phone numbers, bus schedules

This year’s Vuelta runs from Saturday 19 August to Sunday 10 September 10 and is made up of 21 stages covering a total distance of 3,324.1 kilometres.

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

La Taperia 655 432 659, Pericos 952 553739 or Casa Paco on 952 516077

Friday 15 September: Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table 952 553 254 or 609 167 127 Saturday 16 September: Private Party Friday 22 September: Plaza Almijara, Competa, 9.00pm - 12.00pm To reserve a table call:

The mayor of Torrox, Óscar Medina, and the councilor responsible for Tourism, Sandra Extremera, presented to a press conference that the next Oktoberfest, to be held in the municipality will be from 14th to 17thSeptember. There will be free beer tastings, live music with German djs and choirs, a souk with crafts and a children's entertainment area with attractions ", said the mayor. Also Extremera has announced that "this year we will also include fireworks for the inauguration of one of the most important celebrations of beer in the Costa del Sol".

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

112 061 080 062

Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

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

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

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

Tourist Information Cómpeta Nerja Sayalonga Torre del Mar

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

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

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

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

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

1004 093 1002 025

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

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

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

Church Services Cรณmpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

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

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Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000


Tel: 952 399 907



Tel: 952 211 797

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

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955


Tel: 952 604 383


Tel: 952 352 300


Tel: 952 474 891


Tel: 958 603 506

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

608 45 42 70

La Herradura

625 233 778

Cรณmpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

National Holidays

January 1st

New Years Day

January 6th

Three Kings Day

February 28th

May 1st

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

English Radio Stations Global Radio

96.5 FM

Andalucia Day May Day

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion


96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception


105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day


104.8 FM

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Finca el Cerrillo

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

Finca Los Pinos Tel: 619 175 649 The Hotel Balcon Tel: 952 55 3662


Glass, lighting & blinds

Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Chavos Construction Tel: 952 516 099 Construcciones Schmid S.L Tel: 652 656 066

Hairdressers Drains Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Competa, Malaga Tel: 606 226 645

Airconditioning / Heating

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

Electricians Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

Electrician Tel 951242449

Tel: 952 96 78 03

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Mob 666707297

Cooling and Heating Solutions


Sales, Service & Installation

Roger 648 025 901

Air Con, Solar Systems & Pool Heat Pumps

Joe Jones 655 791167

Esola Systems Tel: 952 550 323 Klimacentro Tel: 952 540 786

Food Stores & Shops


Health & Beauty Clinica Europa Tel: 952 530 908 Ian Pett Dental Care Tel: 691 700 587 Rebeccah Curtis Tel: 952 530 122 Feel Good Axarquia Tel: 635 693 282

Interior Design

Broadband Axarwifi Tel: 684 459 620

Jose Luis Persianas Tel: 952 516 397 Tejeiro Carpinteria Tel: 952 51 61 49

La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Furniture Stores

Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Leon Blanco Tel: 618 226 647 La Boutique Tel: 952 553 331

Andrea Slater (Constru Schmid) Tel: 00 449 151 4048 52 64

NESS Insurance

Mechanics & Recovery

Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Tel: 952 507 144


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

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

Language Schools

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

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

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

Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

Property Management Locksmiths LOCKSMITH

House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06

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

Call Paul Tel: 664367511

Real Estate


Plumbers & Water Solutions

Tel: 952 55 33 69

Mov:689 544 777

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

Tel:(0034) 618 295 063 Tel:(0034) 951 067 711 952 516 633 / 660 743 670

INMOBILIARIA TU RINCON DEL SOL Tel: 952 51 63 58 Mov: 628 06 97 03

Buy a Home Spain Tel: 952 547 554 Brogan Properties Tel: 952 914 104 Casa & Terrano Tel: 952 547 601

Real Estate

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

Restaurants & Bars

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

VENTA EL CURRO Argentinian Grill

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

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

Restaurante El Pilon Tel: 952 553 512 - Cómpeta Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 - Cómpeta The Pavo Real - Cómpeta/Torrox Tel: 654 86 90 83 The Balcon Hotel - - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 36 62 El Recreo - Cómpeta Tel: 952 51 60 43 La Extremeña - Archez Tel: 686 558 362 Casa Paco - Competa Tel: 952 516 077 El Pino Restaurant - Torrox Tel: 952 968 106 Perico’s - Competa Tel: 952 553 739 El Cortijo - Competa Tel:952 553 647 Taj Mahal Tel: 952 534 972 Restaurante El Pámpano Tel: 951 832 810 Bar Miguel Tel: 952 516 754 Jocavi Tel: 952 535 177

Extra The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services

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


Swimming Pool Heating


Naturevets - Competa Tel: 952 553 850

Tel: 652 970 608

Windows & Doors

Spa’s & Saunas

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

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

Official Manufacturer

Wine / Bodega

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

Solar Sundays Tel: 648 025 901


Upholstery Michael’s Upholstery Tel: 952 55 34 64

Villa Care

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

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

Cars Bought & Sold Cars Wanted Tel: 657 919 965

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

Property Care and Management Services


VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Yoga Centres Competa Yoga

Clare 0034 634361611 - Rob 0034 670269052 Email

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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 at the Capillia de san jose calle linares 7 velez Malaga. website is www. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 only. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: Web: LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR SEPTEMBER COMING EVENTS AND EXCURSIONS. Monday September 4th – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. The group also meets on the other Mondays of the month for coffee, walks, visits to places of interest, etc. Time 13.00. Monday September 18th – Spanish groups restart. Please come and register at the Centre if you would like to learn Spanish. Monday September 18th – German Coffee afternoon re-starts. Time 13.00. Tuesday September 5th & 19th – Photography Group. Time 16.00 Thursday September 21st - Coach Excursion to Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets)7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. Friday September 22nd – Concert in Malaga Cathedral “500 years of Reformation” –Join Lux Mundi, in the Santa Iglesia Cathedral in Malaga

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to listen to music by the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar is organising a coach which will arrive in Malaga at 17.15 approx. Which will give you time for shopping or to have something to eat in the city. Concert starting time 20.00. Coach ticket price 8 Euros available at the Centre. Coach departure times: Puente Don Manuel (Bar mis Tapitas) 15.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 16.15, Caleta (Vets) 16.20, Torre del Mar (Coach Station) 16.30. The coach will leave Malaga at 21.45 approx. Monday thru Friday 25th to 29th September – Coach Excursion to Cáceres, Mérida and Badajoz. EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185.El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11am. Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Midweek activities: Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Pilates - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30pm Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-1.30pm TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Vinuela. The first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our website or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 NERJA BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro, on the third Thursday of each month. Also at Pena Parda Hotel, La Herradura on the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For further information on the branch please contact Dave on 654085811 or "

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COSTA ANIMAL SOCIETY Press Update Scruffs! Handlers and dogs, the Costa Animal Society (CAS) is pleased to announce that our annual dog show Scruffs will be held on October 14 at the Plaza de España in Nerja from 12.00pm until 5.00pm. Guaranteed to be a wonderful afternoon, there will be prizes for 12 different categories, including Waggiest Tail, Best Rescue Dog and the real nail-biter, best Sit and Stay. Food and beverages will be available along with several stalls offering a diverse selection of handicrafts. If you are interested in having a stall please ring Scott on 603 416 632. At 2.00pm there will be a dog walk with several animal rescue groups parading dogs ready for adoption. Punta Lara CAS Quiz The Costa Animal Society (CAS) is looking forward to the monthly quiz being hosted by Mark and staff at the Punta Lara Bar starting this autumn. We would like to invite our regular quizzers and all newcomers to a fun evening out which raises much needed funds for abandoned dogs and cats in our area. The first quiz will be held on October 20th at 7:30pm and will continue every third Friday of each month throughout the winter and spring. Food and drinks are available at the bar and advanced booking is recommended by calling Mark at 635 369 673. Happy Tails –Flying Partners On August 15, Agatha, the last of the pound puppies taken on by the Costa Animal Society (CAS) back in March, flew to her new home in Norway. Agatha and her siblings were rescued from the Nerja pound and were then cared

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for in kennels until they found more permanent places. She has now settled in with her forever family and is enjoying living in a real home for the first time in her life. An essential part of rehoming animals abroad is finding volunteers to be “flying partners”. This is necessary as no animal can fly without an accompanying passenger. The process of travel is very easy. If you happen to be flying to Norway, as in this instance, we will arrange the paperwork for the accompanying dog or cat with the airline. A volunteer from the Costa Animal Society (CAS) will meet you at the airport around two hours before take off. Generally there are only about four spots reserved for animals per flight and the airlines are eager to get this issued sorted. In most cases you will be able to jump the queue and then be accompanied by the volunteer to the security screening area where the travelling crate passes through inspection. From that point on you'll only have to go through security and head to your gate while the animal is taken aboard. Arriving at your destination, you will be met by volunteers awaiting you in the arrival area. A hearty handshake, a few photographs and the dog is transferred to the local volunteers to begin a new life in a loving home. For more information regarding Flying Partners, destinations, airlines and procedures, please contact CAS on 952 52 9670 or via our website *Another option for volunteer work is to drive the animal to the airport

to meet its flying partner. If you are leaving from Nerja you can arrive at the airport in under an hour, deliver the dog, occasionally having to help wheel it to security, and once done, you're on the doorstep to IKEA, for better or worse. It should be noted that dog travelling crates are quite large so you'll have to check to see if you have space enough. Seacrest Hog Roast Kurt and Laura at Seacrest Kennels and Cattery in Nerja will be hosting their 12th Annual Hog Roast BBQ in aid of the Costa Animal Society (CAS) on Friday September 22 at 8.00pm. This event is always a fun evening to mark the end of summer with music provided by DJ Kapt'n Krap. There will be a fun raffle and all proceeds from the night will go directly to helping abandoned dogs and cats in our area. Entry is €20 per person which includes a hog roast buffet, complimentary salads and vegetarian options with a half bottle of wine. Booking in advance is essential. You can reach Laura and Kurt at 95 252 1426. CAS Shop News The Costa Animal Society (CAS) Shop is located next door to the Good Stuff Café in Nerja at No. 2 Calle Castilla Perez. To ensure a good turnover in our clothing stock we now have a colour coded pricing system. When we change colours every six to eight weeks the old colour ticket items go to half price. Bargains galore! With summer (somewhat) behind us, our shop will resume its normal opening hours, Monday to Saturday 10.00am until 2.00pm. We are always interested in hearing from people who would like to join our shop volunteers. One four hour shift once a week makes a big difference. For more information you can ring the shop on 689 314 350.

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The Grapevine Magazine September 2017  
The Grapevine Magazine September 2017  

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