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Happy New Year! Hope you have all had a fabulous time over the Christmas period. In our house we still have Kings Day to come on the 6th January but it wont be anything like the Christmas celebrations we had in the UK with our family where we had a brilliant time. So with a new year will there be a new you ? In this months magazine we have an article on how to help you keep your resolutions this year. The most popular and obvious resolutions are lose weight and get fit, quit smoking, learn something new, eat healthier and diet, get out of debt and save money, spend more time with family, travel to new places, be less stressed, volunteer and drink less. Although these are all important things to do my advice is choose one or two and stick to it, choosing too many is overwhelming and unachievable. Or the alternative is don't make any resolutions at all that way you cant fail ! This month we have the Quarterly Property Feature with more properties than ever advertised by reputable Estate Agents in the area. Is 2017 the year you find your home in the Sun? It's a great time to buy and due to recent world events Spain is more popular than ever for foreigners looking for a place to move to or as a holiday destination. Wishing all our readers and advertisers a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017. Enjoy and keep reading The Editor .

Inside This Month


22 Celebrating 10 years of E.G.O. Hair and Beauty Happy Anniversary E.G.O 26 Competa Hikes and the Axarquia Next Children's walk January 14th

32 32 Writing Axarquia Creative Writing Courses in Competa 55 The Property Feature A selection of homes for sale from the leading estate agents in the Axarquia Region

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!

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

Price:280,000 Euros

New this month!

Fax:(0034) 951 067 711

Price:175,000 Euros

New this month!

Denise Hill UK 0844 7744860 Price:120,000 Euros



Delightful south facing 3 bed 2 bath villa (164 m²) including separate 1 bed 1 bath guest apartment with easy access, sun room, garage, workshop, terraces, covered terraces, pool and mature gardens.


Superb immaculately presented 3 bed 2 bath penthouse apartment (127 m²) with stunning, quality kitchen, good sized living room, 3 double beds, balcony terrace and large roof terrace.

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

ref: v1135


Price reduced!

Price:270,000 Euros

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EPC - In Process

ref: t1133

Price:550,000 Euros

Great apartment!

Price:159,950 Euros


Luxury property!




Spacious 3 bed 2 bath villa (143 m²) with good access, large living/dining room, superb kitchen, covered terrace, terrace with brick built barbecue and pool area.

Outstanding immaculately presented top quality 5 bed 4 bath villa (236m²) with fabulous spacious living accommodation, fantastic covered terrace with glass curtains, various terraces, pool area and mature gardens.


Price reduced!

ref: v1001 EPC - D Price:109,000 Euros

Price reduced!

ref: v1033 Price: 124,000 Euros

Fabulous modern 3 bed 1 bath +WC penthouse apartment (93.50 m²) within walking distance of all amenities in Competa. This superb apartment has spacious accommodation, huge terrace with stunning sea views, lift access and parking space. Sold furnished. EPC - E ref: t1123

Price reduced!

Price:124,000 Euros


This Month’s Special Offer!



Fantastic 2 bed 1 bath wooden chalet (60 m²) with large living room/open plan kitchen area, 2 double beds, mezzanine floor space and covered terrace.


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

ref: v955


Open to sensible offers! Enchanting traditional rustic style 2 bed 1 bath country house (169 m²) with lots of attractive features. Situated in a small hamlet with good access, large living room, separate dining room, 2 double beds and various terraces.

ref: t1098 EPC - F

“ 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.”

ref: v1047

Price reduced!

Price:255,000 Euros

Price reduced!

Price: 89,950 Euros

New this month!

Price:229,000 Euros

Torre del Mar



Well established south west facing 4 bed 2 bath villa (164 m²) with easy access, sun room, covered terrace, pool area with sun terrace, laundry room and sea views.

Delightful fully renovated 2/3 bed 1 bath village house (82 m²) with kitchen and separate dining room, 2 double beds, 2nd reception room/3rd bed, laundry/utility room and roof terrace with sea and coastal views.

EPC - In process

New this month!

ref:v964 Price:249,950 Euros

Viñuela Well established 3 bed 2 bath villa (119 m²) with spacious living/dining room, good sized kitchen, terraces, covered terrace, pool, car port, storage/utility room and spectacular views across Lake Viñuela.


Price reduced!

EPC - In process


We can advertise your property on Rightmove Overseas – Give us a call now!

ref:t1127 New this month!

Price: 249,950 Euros

Almayate - NIZA Fabulous townhouse (213 m²) with 5 beds, 2 baths and 2 cloak/wcs in a gated development with spacious living accommodation, 2 terraces, balcony terrace and 2 roof terraces with stunning sea and pool views, reserved parking and use of communal facilities.

ref:v1117 Price:296,000 Euros

Fabulous 3 bed 3 bath townhouse (150 m²) located within walking distance of Torre del Mar with spacious living accommodation, large garage, terraces, roof terrace, breathtaking sea views and use of communal pool and tennis court. EPC - In process

EPC - In process

Modern villa!

Price:249,950 Euros

Great New thisLocation! month!

ref: t1120

Price:249,950 Price:69,000 Euros

Los Romanes


Superb beautifully maintained 2 storey 4 bed 3 bath villa (150 m²) with easy access, large living/dining room, fabulous dining kitchen, outdoor kitchen, covered terrace, pool and garage. ref:v927 EPC - F

Stunning views!

Price:275,000 Euros

Sedella Superb modern 3 bed 3 bath villa (143 m²) in a stunning rural location with easy access, open plan accommodation, huge sun terrace, covered terrace, pool area, garage, gardens and wonderful open mountain and countryside views. ref:v761 EPC - D

Superb well presented 3 bed 3 bath villa (111 m²) including a self contained 1 bed 1 bath apartment situated in an elevated position overlooking Lake Viñuela with pool, poolside bar, covered terrace, roof terrace, gardens and excellent rental potential.

Alcaucin Charming rustic style 3 bed 2 bath villa (124 m²) with large living/dining room, superb kitchen, en suite master bed with dressing room and decked terrace, terraces, dipping pool, garden and garage. EPC - E ref:v1022

Price reduced!

Price:325,000 Euros


ref: v1124 Price reduced!

Price:129,950 Euros



Fabulous 4 bed, 3 bath villa (191 m²) with incredible panoramic views close to Competa. A stunning property with spacious accommodation, secluded pool area and excellent access. Viewing highly recommended. EPC - E ref: v929

Attractive nicely renovated 3 bed 2 bath village house (126 m²) with open plan kitchen and living room, separate dining room/occasional bed 4, covered terrace and roof terrace with panoramic views. ref: t1099 EPC- E

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NEWS IN SPAIN This months update


little before nine o’clock on Tuesday night, Antonio Gutiérrez found himself facing a welcome dilemma. Might he, a waitress asked, have room for a second helping of pudding? Gutiérrez, who had already seen off a plate of pasta, a fish stew and a slice of cake, gave it some thought. The option would have been unremarkable for most diners, but for him, it was entirely novel – as was the cafe in which he was eating. By day, the Robin Hood restaurant, which sits on a side street near the centre of Madrid, is a typical Spanish bar: coffee and croquetas, a fruit machine, cigarette machine, and a leg of ham dozing under a tea towel on the counter. But at night, it transforms itself into a pioneering place where homeless people such as Gutiérrez, 40, from Extremadura, can dine, free of charge, at tables set with flowers, metal cutlery and proper glasses. Its business model – using breakfast and lunch takings from paying customers to fund free evening meals for the homeless – is simple enough. Its aim, however, is a little more ambitious.

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adrid’s regional government is to double its compensation fund for farmers who lose animals to wolves after a steep increase in fatal attacks in the last year. Wolves, hunted to the brink of extinction over the past seven decades, have begun to reappear in the region in recent years. Their return has been most keenly noticed by farmers, whose sheep, goats, cows and horses are increasingly falling prey to the 20 or so wolves thought to roam the autonomous community of Madrid. The region, which covers 3,000 sq miles at the centre of Spain, contains mountains, valleys, hills, forests, pastures and farmland, as well as the capital city. Wolf attacks have risen from under 20 in 2012 and 2013 to 91 in 2015 and 209 in 2016. There were also four attacks in 2016 attributed to vultures.


atholics seeking to confess their sins to a priest in Spain can now turn to a new app to find the nearest available cleric. Confesor GO detects a user's location and shows the location of priests around them who are ready to listen to their sins as well as the shortest route to get to him. It also

provides basic information about the priest, including his name, date of birth and the year he was ordained as well as a list of the Ten Commandments. The priest may be in a confessional in a church or some place down the street or at a park in your city," reads the description of the app on Apple's iTunes store. The app launched on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a national holiday in Spain which celebrates the belief that the Virgin Mary was conceived without sin. A beta version has been downloaded several thousand times since it was made available to the public in late September. The bishop of the northern city of San Sebastian, Jose Ignacio Munilla, is one of around 100 clerics across Spain who have so far signed up to use the app to signal when they are available to hear confession, which usually involves admitting sins to a priest in a confessional booth.Father Ricardo Latorre, who came up with the app, said he hopes the service will become available in other Spanishspeaking nations in Latin America next year.


arcelona city council will fine holiday rental websites Airbnb and HomeAway €600,000 (£509,000) each for offering unlicensed accommodation, it has announced, as it steps up its campaign against tourism saturation. Announcing the move on Catalunya Ràdio on Thursday, Left-wing mayor Ada Colau said it was “unacceptable that there are thousands of apartments operating illegally without a permit, not paying taxes and causing a nuisance to neighbours”.Barcelona council also said that the two companies were “repeat offenders” after both were fined €30,000 last December for the same offence. Under Catalan regional rules, any home rented out to visitors must be included in a tourism registry and be licensed.

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

RESTAURANTE MARIA PROGRAMME JANUARY 2017 SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY “New Year's Lunch”. Will be a Special Menu for 15€ with 1 Drink Included. The Hotel and Bungalows Balcón de Cómpeta will close for Holidays from the 4th January to 5th February 2017 (both inclusive). Sorry for the inconvenience. .

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VALENTINES FEBRUARY 2017. This year “love is in the air!” so we are going to have 3 days of special dinners at the Hotel for romantic couples: Saturday 11th: Romantic Dinner with Live Music “ONDA SONORA DUO with Juan Luis and Jessy” Tuesday 14th: Romantic Dinner with Live Music “Barry Marx” Saturday 18th: Romantic Dinner with Live Music “The CUBA SOUND” Latin Music Romantic Dinner with Live Music: 68€ per couple. 50 Shades Package: from 173€ (Special Halfboard + Accommodation + 50 Shades Present) .



Book your Holy Comunion Celebration with us. We have prices to suit everybodys Pocket. Ask for your quote with no obligation at If you Need to Contact us While we are Closed Regarding Quotations, Reservations or any Questions Please Contact us at and we will answer you as soon as we get back.

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

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Cómpeta Ref:432

Cómpeta Ref:416

Country property in need of reform. Easy access and walking distance to the Village. Around 30.000m2 plot with many fruit trees in production including 500 avocados.

Traditional townhouse with central location. 2 bedrooms. 1 bathroom. Perfect for holiday bolthole.

Large country property with swimming pool 5 Bedrooms,3 bathrooms, kitchen with pantry and laundry room, games room.




Cómpeta Ref: 376

Cómpeta Ref: 332

Cómpeta Ref: 309

Reformed townhouse in lower part of the village. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Cinema Room Roof terrace. 2 entrances.

Country house with good access. Swimming pool.5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 2 kitchens. Could be two independant apartments.

Delighful townhouse, full of charm & character. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. 2 terraces. Cosy lounge with fireplace


Reduced to 289.000€



Felipe Arrebola Lopez .

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e'd like to thank everyone who came along and supported us at this year's Cómpeta Christmas Market, where we raised a whopping great €1508,71. Massive thanks to our amazing team of volunteers, who worked so hard behind the scenes and on the day to make it such a success. If you came to the event I'm sure you'll agree that Santa's helpers, Julie Lillie, Alison Hawthorne and Julia Ruane were quite a sight to behold. Dressing up for hours on end like a reindeer, a mince pie or an elf is no mean feat and not something to be sniffed at! Try it some time; it's sweaty. The King of Raffles, Kevin Deavin, once again excelled himself and encouraged the entire village to buy our raffle tickets. How does he do it? He even managed to sell some on top of a mountain! I swear the man is a legend. We're immensely grateful to all the local businesses and individuals who donated raffle prizes for the event and you

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can read their names at the bottom of this page. The day wouldn't have been complete without the appearance of Santa, who was persuaded to come along for the sleigh ride by Dave Bulmer. (Yea, y'all knew it was him). Thank you, Santa! And last, but by no means least, we offer a very special thanks to our Mama Christmas and chief kitten-nurturer Sandiey, who started preparations for the event way back in May and despite her recent ill-health was committed to overseeing the whole thing from start to finish – even at one time from a hospital bed. And she even dressed up as a Christmas cracker on the day. What a cracker she is! Sandiey has now decided to retire as our Wednesday shop volunteer, so we'd like to take this opportunity to thank her for everything she's contributed over the years to the work of Action for Animals. We've lost count of how many kittens lives she's saved and we salute her for making every Christmas stall we've had better than the year before. We hope she'll continue to be involved in the charity in whatever way she can. We hope you enjoy the photos!

Thanks for our raffle prizes to: Cele Fernandez, Cómpeta Yoga, Ozzies, Finca el Cerrillo, E.G.O., AliOli, La Tetería, Boutique, Jara frutería, El Pilon, Sugar & Spice, Clinica Dental Fernando Bajos Blindhuber Piensos Angelino, Inside Out Cleaning Services, Bar Esquina de Miguel, Caballos de Mosquin, San Andreas, Todo Papel, Zumba with Nicola, Marco Polo, Chilli Leisure, El Recreo, Pavo Real, Kenny Lewis, Tejauto, La Gelateria, and all our friends who donated prizes. We wish you all a very happy new year and we thank you for your continued and hugely valued support. See you all in 2017! Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday 10.00-13.30 Saturday Telephone 660 58 60 40

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Valle Niza

Lovely 3 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse (151m² built), convenient location, built to a high standard. Accommodation: Ground Floor: a large garage for 3 cars which could be converted in extra living space. First Floor: porch at the front of the property, a lounge/dining room opening onto a large patio with barbecue, a bathroom and fullyfitted American kitchen with bar. On the next level there is a family bathroom and 3 bedrooms, one of which opens onto a large terrace.

Brand New 3 Bed 3 Bath Town-house (217m² built, 302m² plot), great access and wonderful views, 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, f/f kitchen and a large lounge/dining room with log-burning stove. Downstairs is a garage (which can also accessed via an internal staircase) and another large room of 68m² (easily converted), garden and various terrace areas.

Very Modern 3 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse (107m² built, 125m² plot), lots of outside space, great sea views. Ground floor: lounge with a fitted fireplace, dining area & f/f kitchen, front garden, parking space & large rear terrace. First floor: 3 double bedrooms (master en-suite) & family bathroom, sun terrace. Also a roof terrace & a communal swimming pool.

Sales Price: 174,950€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 168,000€ (NEW!)

Sales Price: 168,000€ (NEW!)

For Rent Ref: R2-317

Buy A Home Spain is now a Member of the TopHouseSpain Real Estate Network. The network has access to buyers from over 1,000 real estate offices (and growing) along the Costas of Spain and buyers from agents in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia. Interested buyers will be sent to view your property via Buy A Home Spain's offices in Torre del Mar and in Puente de Don Manuel.

For Rent Ref: R3-366


Benamargosa 2 Bed Apartment is the ground floor of a townhouse which has been reformed into 3 apartments. Private gated entrance and wonderful front patio with a pool and terracing, lounge with open plan kitchen & dining area, 2 bedrooms & family bathroom.. A very tranquil location and only 20 minutes drive to the coast. It has internet! Available January 2017

Rental Price: 300€ per month

If you want to sell or rent your property it needs to be with the largest Real Estate Network (by far) on the Costa del Sol:

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

Los Romanes Lovely 3 Bed 3 Bath Villa including separate apartment (140m² built, 630m² plot), breathtaking lake views, spacious lounge/dining room, a f/f kitchen, 2 double bedrooms (master en-suite), family bathroom, utility room. Underneath the property is a completely self-contained apartment with f/f kitchen, living room, double bedroom and a bathroom, 8m x 4m pool, bar, covered & sunny terraces.

Rental Price: 750€ per month

Enquire Puente don Manuel office: about Calle Puente don Manuel 20, (next to Meson Sarah Restaurant) our next FREE Tel: 951 321 565 or 627 181 929 Legal Clinic

Wishing all our Friends and Clients a Happy & Prosperous New Year!

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

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

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

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Caballos del Mosquin will be another good month.

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

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

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 To advertise advertise call call637 637028 028873 873 The Grapevine advertise call 637 028 873 The Grapevine 63 The Grapevine ToTo advertise call 637 028 873 2458 To advertise call 637 028 873 To advertise call 637 028 873 20 The Grapevine The Grapevine 12 The Grapevine The Grapevine 41 To62 advertise call 637 028 873

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ORGANIZE LIFE & FEEL GREAT 10 Tips to Get Organized & Energized


hange life by taking action to get organized and energized! Inaction leads to anxiety. Action gets things done. The sooner you take action, the faster you feel great. Overwhelm is common. It is how you deal with it that counts. Follow these 10 tips to get organized and energized, then begin! 1- Get your ‘to do’ list out of your head and into a system- Your brain is more efficient with less clutter just like a computer. Go through the areas of your home and jot down what needs to be done in each area. 2- Set your priorities- What needs to be handled first? What is draining your energy more than anything else? What is most important? Mark your priorities. When it comes to clutter clearing off a countertop, table top, or the floor can be very motivating once you see the difference. It energizes you to continue forward. 3- Begin with one small space you KNOW you CAN doOverwhelm causes paralysis so

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shift thoughts to a place that supports you to take action. Instead of focusing on the ‘can’t’ focus on the ‘can’. Choose one small area that you know you can do. 4- Everything has a home- Give every item a home. Choose a home that is convenient, saves you time, and makes sense. Hardware with hardware. School supplies with school supplies. The hammer is not in a living room drawer (unless, of course, it makes sense). 5- Some tasks are easier than you think- If you watch tv in the evening pull out a drawer or grab a pile. Sort through it as quickly as possible, clean it, and put it back nice and neat. Just like that!

Sort into piles and have boxes/ bags handy for: trash, donations, give aways, recycling, things to sell, things going to another space, etc. Avoid the temptation to reminisce long on what you find. It can steal your time. 8- Rejuvenate and reward yourself- Take breaks every 90 minutes to rejuvenate. Reward yourself along the way. Take time to feel good about what you are accomplishing. Remember how great it feels and allow that to motivate you in days to come. 9- Put systems in place to maintain- When you create a home for something inform other family members. When you add new shoes, clothing item, kitchen item, toyScience Articles, etc. to a cabinet or closet get rid of something.

6- Get your head in the gameFocus on what it will look like at completion. Thinking of the task itself may bring up negative thoughts and feelings whereas seeing the space as you want it can work as a magnet to pull you in action towards that ideal end result.

Organize life one step at a time. You can do it! Take action to create the environment you get excited to come home to…. Starting Now!

7- Move through clutter quickly-

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10-Begin! Begin! Begin!

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0 years ago Mel and Andy first opened their salon doors to their customers so Happy Anniversary e.g.o hair and beauty! They have come a long way in ten years. Mel and Andy came out to Spain last September 10 years ago and as Andy was a qualified hairdresser it was only natural to set up business straight away. The aim was to be mobile for 6 months to a year, to test the market and the need for another hairdresser in town, build a client base and hopefully be able to open a Salon sometime in the future. However it soon became apparent this plan had to be adjusted to opening a salon after only a couple of months! Andy had attained so many clients he couldn’t fit them in, as he had to travel to them. So the need for a salon where people came to him just made more sense. Once they decided a premise was essential, Mel swung into action and located a place, furniture and all the necessary equipment and within a month they were open! Business was great for a good

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few years and then, as with all businesses they saw the effects of recession, but rather than rest on their laurels they expanded! Mel had already been on some training courses in Spain and soon provided manicures and pedicures but in order for the beauty side of the business to expand they needed a bigger Salon with a private treatment area. This premise was easy to find as the next door local was now empty and with a little readjustment a private treatment area could be created alongside a larger Salon area for both hair and beauty treatments. Mel attended further training courses on waxing and facials so with the opening of the new larger salon she was able to offer an extensive list of beauty services. Most recently she has trained in the eye lash lift which I can say from personal experience gave excellent results. The private treatment area has proved successful not only for Mel’s treatments but also for other therapists that have wanted to work with them. Over the last 5 years Andy has researched and trained in crystal,

spiritual and massage healing along with providing energy treatments on houses, businesses and pets. He also teaches all these spiritual services, except massage and is currently building a website to reflect this side of the business www but can be seen on face book at International Holistic Healing with Andy Dabeba. Overall the business over the last 10 years has proved successful due to Mel and Andy expanding and diversifying and of course through the support of their customers. To show their appreciation they are offering 10% off all their hair and beauty services and products in the salon for the whole month of January “ 10 years and 10 % off seems like a natural idea to me” Mel said! Also please join them for drinks and nibbles and help celebrate their 10 years of business on January Saturday 14th at the Salon in Competa just off Plaza Almijara. See advert opposite.

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nyone who is in the position of applying for a mortgage with a Spanish bank would have certain questions: i.e. How much can I borrow? How do I go about it? What do I need? This article will attempt to answer all of these questions so that anyone who is currently applying for a mortgage, or perhaps contemplating doing so, will know what is required. Firstly, the amount of money that you can ask for must be established. Generally this varies depending on whether we are talking about tax residents or non tax residents. As a general rule for those who are tax residents, the limit would be 80% of the purchase price or of the banks valuation of the property, (the lower of the two values is the one used for the calculations). On the other hand, for non-tax residents the maximum amount would be 65-70% of the lowest valuation. These figures can still vary depending on the circumstances of each individual and on the type of property being purchased

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which could possibly cause these percentages to increase considerably to reach even 95100% of the purchase value. Once we have established how much we can borrow, the next step is to contact the bank so that it can study the viability of the operation. Following we have included a list of the requirements and documentation necessary to apply for a mortgage from any of the banks operating in Spain. 1. If you are employed: Form P60 The last three pay slips The last statement of income (“Tax Return”) Letter of recommendation from employer Proof of any other income 2. If you are a self-employed: Last income tax (“Tax Return”) Last 3 pay slips Extract from the business accounts for the last 2 years Proof of any other income. Along with the above documentation, you should also include copies of any documentation relating to the

property that you wish to purchase such as: “Nota Simple” (from the local property Registry), IBI receipt (the rates receipt from the Town Hall), Property deed, private contract of sale, etc... Once the bank has analyzed all of the above documents provided by the applicant, it will give its verdict as to the feasibility, or otherwise, of the operation. In the event that the result is positive, the next step would be for the bank to arrange a valuation of the property in question. When the bank has the valuation it can then issue the final official mortgage offer called the “Oferta Vinculante”. This is a document supplied by the bank detailing the amount of the mortgage and it would include any conditions that have been negotiated beforehand. Finally, a mutually agreeable time and date would be arranged for all parties to meet at a Notary to sign the Deed of Sale between vendor and buyer, and at the same time to sign the Mortgage Deed with the bank. Hopefully this article is useful to those who are applying for a mortgage and to those that may have doubts as to the viability of getting a mortgage here in Spain. For more information please contact Axarquía Solicitors to make a free no obligation appointment. Jose Manuel Garzón - Senior Partner Axarquía Solicitors is part of Marbellasolicitors SLP, a group of bilingual lawyers that have more than 15 years experience assisting foreign buyers and vendors in Andalucía, both on the coast and inland. Please e-mail: or ring 952 901 225. www.axarquí

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rom the Himalayas, to the Blue Mountains, the Andes to the Drakensberg, The Rockies to the Golden Triangle, the natural, historical and unique wonder of these spectacular regions, albeit in a different context, is equalled here in Andalusia, and particularly in the Axarquia. David and I have trekked and hiked extensively across the world, and here, in the mountains surrounding the beautiful white washed village of Competa, we have found a walking and hiking paradise. The Axarquia offers 100's of kilometres of breathtaking and extensive multi level walking and hiking routes, criss crossed by Ibex, mountain goats, deer, wild boar and wild cat tracks, while many different species of Eagles, Falcons and Kestrels soar closely overhead.

Enhancing the marvellous spectacle of the Axarquia and its wildlife, is the obvious and delightful culture and history of rural Spain, beautifully maintained here in traditional working and farming practice, amongst white washed mountain villages dotted throughout the olive, almond and vine planted hilsides, steeped in the history of the Moors and Catholics battles to dominate this stunning area. And of course the Mediterranean, sub tropical temperate climate not only produces wonderful fruits such as mango, dates, kiwis and figs to pick as you walk, but also supports walking and hiking all year round. It is our mission to share and teach about the immense history, the wonderful landscape, flora, fauna and wildlife of this splendid region, so that it may be enjoyed, understood and preserved. Preservation of this region is

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most important to us and we have started a programme to provide education about the environment here, free to children and their families in Andalusia, so that we can not only promote the area, but ensure that the next generation grow up appreciating as much, its importance in this little corner of the world. Born and bred in Africa, David and I love the outdoors, and have a global perspective on everything we do. Competa Hikes, is not only our business, it is our passion. We truly want to bring the historical, cultural and natural value of this region to as many people as we can whilst maintaining responsible tourism, protecting the environment. And of course, naturally, we bring a little of our own African culture, as well as our experience from our global travels, to our walking lodge. This winter we have embarked on 2 key projects to enhance the

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walker's experience of this wonderful area and our walking lodge. Firstly to build a luxury African Safari tent high into our grounds, with luxurious furnishings, colonial style, en suite slipper bath and ablution facilities, and an outdoor, but very private shower. We will be ready by the summer with this little piece of African paradise‌ secluded, wild, spectacular vistas, and very luxurious. Our second project is to open the Competa Walking Centre, a walking club, delicatessen, small cafe and walker's community area to promote and provide access to this splendid walking region. Our focus is not just our own business but to provide walkers from all over the world an exclusive guide to all that they can enjoy here in the Axarquia. From multi lingual seminars and education sessions, to guided walking, specialist accommodation across the region and other adventures.

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We are providing specialist walking tours, right from our doorstep. Our walking lodge sleeps 20 people. We have superb, qualified walking guides, qualified in the British Mountaineering Association, that have also grown up in the region and provide specialist tours for bird watching, wild orchid viewing, medicinal herb tours and courses on how to grow your own medicinal herb garden in your kitchen!! They also provide Spanish mushroom tours, collecting and cooking, and many other unique tours of this nature. Finally our combination walking tour holidays aim to add culture and language to our guests achievements of their week here, adding Spanish Language classes, rural Spain cultural events and day trips to the walking itinerary. Our guests may like to choose a different course to combine with their walking tour, to get a taste of

something different that they have not done before. For example, walking and bonsai tree cutting, walking and yoga, walking and painting course, waking and Spanish wine course, to learn about the regions and taste the wine of course! They can also choose from walking and sculpting course, walking and Spanish cooking course, walking and meditation and walking and massage therapy. This is simply rural Spain at its absolute best. This is The Axarquia! This is our passion, this is our life, and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. Sarah and David Mills 00 34 619 175 649 DON'T FORGET NEXT CHILDREN'S WALK JANUARY 14TH ( Its free just ring the above number to book places and its for all ages.)

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and help keep other accountable and motivated. Enlist whatever help and resources you think you’ll need before you need them. Procrastination. Procrastination is one of the leading reasons that resolutions fail. Have you ever said that you’ll start a diet next week? Then next week comes and you don’t start the diet? There’s no time like the present to get started!



ow that we are officially into 2017, how are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Are you off to a strong start or have you given up already? Hopefully, you are committed to achieving your goals and are off to a running start. But, if you are like most people, your resolutions will soon be forgotten. There are many reasons that resolutions fail so quickly. The good news is that by becoming aware of the reasons they fail, you can change your actions and help achieve your goals. Let’s take a look at the most common sources of failure and how you can overcome each one. Too large of a goal. It’s great to shoot for the stars by setting a large goal. It is important that the large goal be broken down into smaller, more manageable and measurable goals. These goals should also be realistic. If your goal is to run a marathon this year, you should already have some running experience to build

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upon. If you don’t currently run, this goal is too large and not very realistic. To increase your current mileage, you would need a specific training program that gradually increases the distance and time you run each week. Without these smaller steps, you won’t be able to achieve the larger goal. No plan. Having a plan is critical to success but is one of the reasons that many people fail to achieve their goals. The first step is to write down your goal and define it carefully. Then, write down in detail how you will achieve it. Be very specific and include details such as how and when. This plan is your roadmap to success. The more specific and measurable the plan, the better. Having a written plan will keep you on track and moving forward. Lack of discipline/accountability. Many people lack the discipline and accountability to reach their goals on their own. This can be easily overcome by recruiting an accountability partner such as a friend or family member. Find someone that has a similar goal

Too many goals. Having too many goals can sabotage your success and become overwhelming. The best way to overcome having too many goals is to narrow down your list to one or two goals and focus on only a couple of things at a time. As soon as you achieve those goals, you can move down your list. As you set your goals for 2017, keep in mind some of the reasons that resolutions often fail and consider the potential roadblocks to achieving your goals. Facing these roadblocks up front will prepare you to overcome them. Log your progress along the way. This log can help you through tougher times along the way when you may feel like giving up. It is encouraging to see how far you have come already and motivate you to keep going. Even baby steps will get you a little bit closer to your goal. And last, but not least remain flexible and willing to adjust your plan if necessary. Sometimes you may need to take a detour along the way so it is very helpful to be flexible. Don’t get discouraged and let this throw you completely off course. Stay committed and keep going! April Mims

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WRITING AXARQUIA Creative Writing Courses


t's late December and I am sitting at the bar at Casa Paco in Cómpeta, looking out at the rain-soaked paving of Plaza Almijara. A wet dog roams around the abandoned tables and chairs, an advert for disappointment. The cold wind sends a plastic bag break-dancing across the scene. The conditions are reminiscent of a holiday I once had in Abergavenny, until the waitress's warm greeting, in which I have graduated from chica to guapa, brings me back to all the ways in which Spain is very different to Wales. I am here to meet two new members of our community, Andrew and Fi, writers from London who are setting up creative writing classes here in the Axarquía. I've met their kind

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before, I think to myself before they arrive. Writers from London – I'd better get some wine lined up. Meeting them for the first time they are all smiles, warm and approachable. 'Sorry about the weather,' I say, as if it's my responsibility to make the sun shine. 'It's wonderful,' says Fi. 'The campo is so lush and green. This is what I love about the Axarquía - it shatters any preconceptions about the Costa Del Sol. It's not all sunshine and Sangria.’ After they have ordered a Coke Lite and a Café con Leche Descafeinado, I launch into my first question. 'So, have you always been writers?' I ask. 'I've written for as long as I can remember, but not seriously'. 'Not seriously? What do you

mean by that Fi?’ 'I mean I've always written stories, poems and songs, and kept a journal of one sort or another, but it's only in the last few years that I realised I wanted to write full-time.' 'And what about you, Andrew? Have you always been a writer?' 'Yes, it just took me a few decades to realise.' 'How come?' 'Like Fi, I've always written in one form or another. It was just a guilty pleasure. A form of procrastination when I had other work to do.' 'So, what changed?' 'I don't really know. I had this scene in mind. The stuff of nightmares. It was so vivid in my imagination, that I just had to write it.' 'Can you describe it?' 'Yes, it was a filthy room, with names scratched into the walls.

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also a healing and necessary There was nothing in it except a international, yet it remains very process. As a writer I'm not rotten mattress and a bucket. I Spanish. There's a lot of art and content with simply relaying my felt like I'd been there, but it creativity here. The welcome experience. I care very much wasn't me. I was someone else, we've received has been so about the language, about someone whose story had to be warm. We've only been here crafting the words. This is what told.' since July and we already feel makes life writing something 'Can I read it?' we've made life-long friends.' quite different to penning one's 'No, no one's ever reading it. I 'So Andy, tell me about the journal, which is naturally much was still cutting my craft.' courses you're running. What will more freeform. A memoir doesn't 'But I understand you've written they entail?' have to be about the sum total of a novel?' 'Well, the first course is an your life, it can be about one 'Yes. Fi encouraged me to apply introduction to creative writing episode that whilst deeply for a place at City University in and will cover the basics of personal, also says something London. They boast the only writing fiction, poetry, memoir about the universal human creative writing MA in the and more. Each week there will experience. If it works, it triggers English-speaking world that be a short writing exercise and a empathy and gives the reader requires a complete novel as a chance to share your work. We lots of 'aha' moments.' submission. I hadn't been to also have plans to do more 'Can I read it?' university before that, so I could specific courses, including one 'Yes, when it's published. It's on hardly believe it when they said for life writing, one for nature the shortlist for the Pat yes. I finished it over the writing and one for writing a Kavanagh Prize and is out with summer, here in Cómpeta.' short story. ' agents. It's a long process from 'What's it about?' 'Who is the course aimed at?' writing to publication.' 'It's a thriller, set in London about 'It's aimed at English speakers, 'Do you only do life writing?' fifteen years from now. It takes but English doesn't have to be 'No. Nature writing is an what's happening your first language and you don't extension of life writing that is technologically, environmentally have to have done any creative very special for me. It can be and politically, and speculates on writing before. You just need writing that is about or is inspired what could happen next. It's a some curiosity and a willingness by nature or using nature as a dark vision, so I hope we don't to have a go.' metaphor to convey emotions, go there. ' 'When does it start?' characters and experiences. I 'Is it a political book?' 'Tuesday 7th February, from 7would also like to write more 'No, it's a human story about a 9pm, upstairs here at Casa fiction. It would make a nice woman who becomes a prime Paco.' change for me to step out of my target for security services. It's a 'Will you be running a course for head and into the head of a tense drama because the fate of creative writing in Spanish?' made-up character. I also love to the world is at stake. It's mostly 'We'd love to. Estamos write and read poetry.' told through the eyes of a young aprendiendo Español, pero poco 'You said it took you a long time policeman, but it's her story, hers a poco. So, not yet, but hopefully to realise that you wanted to are the choices that really soon.' write full-time. What did you do matter.' before that?' 'So, Fi, you've also just finished By the time I get up to leave, the 'All sorts of things. I studied an MA, did you write a thriller?' rain has cleared completely. The philosophy at University and 'No, my piece was very different. storm clouds that had sat dark trained as a yoga teacher, but for My MA was Creative and Life and heavy over the pueblo are the past two decades I've been Writing at Goldsmiths College, rolling away towards the coast, working in the arts in the UK as a London, and I wrote a memoir revealing a low white winter sun, producer and fundraiser – all the about the death of my first suspended in a cobalt sky, that is behind the scenes stuff that puts husband.' already beginning to warm the performances before audiences. Home 'That sounds intense.' Plazacooked Almijara.foods Yes, I think to My job has involved a lot of Friday &myself, Saturday Specials, 'Yes, but I wanted to write the this night is definitely writing, so maybe I've been come along and enjoy traditional book I wish I'd been able to read Andalucía, notthe Abergavenny. honing my craft without even at the time. 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inter is coming. So are colds and the flu. Here are some tips for preventing these viral illnesses. And for getting well fast if you do get sick.

Preventing colds and the flu can be summed up in three words: Wash your hands. The viruses that cause colds and the flu most readily enter our bodies by means of our hands. Wash your hands after shopping. Remind your children to wash their hands as soon as they come home from school. A little "hysterical hygiene" goes a long way to keeping colds at bay. Of course, there are herbs that can be used to help thwart colds and the flu. Yarrow is a clear favorite, especially as a tincture. Teachers, moms, and wise children find a dose of 5-25 drops of yarrow tincture in the morning in some liquid reduces the likelihood of getting sick by more than half. Astragalus is gaining fame for its ability to support strong immune system functioning. I throw a few

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tongue-depressor-like pieces in my soups, where they infuse their goodness without imparting much flavor. Powdered astragalus can be added to almost anything, from oatmeal to pancakes, soups to gravies. And there is always the tincture, which works well in doses of 1-3 dropperfuls a day. (If at all possible, use domestic astragalus, rather than that from China.) Eleuthero, which used to be called Siberian ginseng, is another immune system nourisher, used in the same ways as astragalus: cooked into food or taken as a tincture. And don't forget honey. A spoonful at the first sign of a sore throat or runny nose can kill the bacteria responsible and help you get better fast. (Note: Do not give honey to babies under 12 months old.) And if you do get sick, here's my favorite way to get well fast. Treat a cold cold with heat. Treat a hot cold with cold.

This may sound too easy, but it is actually one of the most effective ways I know of to minimize the severity and duration of a cold (or the flu). I first learned about cold colds and hot colds when I was studying Five Element Theory with a sweetheart who was attending acupuncture school. It is important to remember that "cold" and "hot" don't refer to temperature; they refer to what we might call metabolism. Thus, the person with a cold cold could very well have a raging fever and the person with a hot cold may have no fever at all. Similarly, hot foods and herbs are not necessarily cooked, and cold foods and herbs need not be refrigerated. So how can we tell the difference between a cold cold and a hot cold? And what are cold herbs and hot herbs, cold foods and hot foods? The person with a cold cold (or a cold flu) is pale. Their bodily fluids are copious and without color: The nose runs with clear

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or white mucus; the bowels are loose and the feces are light in color; urination is profuse and colorless. The tongue may be coated with a white moss. If there is fever, it is accompanied by chills. The person with a cold cold seeks heat and hot foods. The person with a hot cold (or a hot flu) is ruddy; the face, or at least the cheeks, are very red. The eyes may feel dry and irritated. Their bodily fluids are scant and dark: nasal mucus is dry, yellowish, or "stopped up;" the bowels slow and feces are hard; urination is infrequent and highly colored. The tongue may be red or coated with a yellow moss. If there is a fever, it is "raging." The person with a hot cold seeks coolness and has little appetite. When you have a cold cold, indulge your desire for heating foods and herbs: Drink lots of hot spicy herbal teas with honey*, such as ginger tea, cinnamon tea, or any of the spicy "Yogi Tea" type blends. Nourish yourself with chicken soup, beef broth, miso soup. Enjoy baked

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winter squash, baked potatoes, baked yams, baked garlic. Eat lots of olive oil, ghee, butter, olives, and avocados. Eat beans and eat the warming grains: kasha, rye, oats. Stay warm; take a hot bath or a hot shower and wrap up snugly before going to sleep. When you have a hot cold, indulge your desire for frozen fruit smoothies. Drink lemon and honey* water, iced nettle infusion, hibiscus and mint teas. Nourish yourself with seaweed salads, cucumber sandwiches, and fresh tomatoes with basil. Enjoy berries and melons, green salads, and roasted fowl. Eat the cooling grains: corn, millet, spelt. Eat a little something even if your appetite is small. Stay cool; take off your shoes and socks and put your bare feet on the ground. But keep covers handy when you go to sleep. You see, cold colds turn into hot colds and vice versa. They don't stay the same the whole time you are sick. So be prepared to pull the covers up to your chattering teeth and flowing nose

even if you went to bed stuffed up and sweltering. Or to throw off the pile of covers you clutched hours earlier. The real beauty of this idea of hot colds and cold colds is the premise that everything, even a cold, will change and so the cure comes not from knowing the right answer, but in following the flow of the sickness and offering appropriate treatments. I imagine a balance scale, swinging back and forth between hot and cold, with me gently damping the swings, making each one a little less severe, until single-pointed stillness - health - is regained. Whether dealing with a hot cold or a cold cold, you can eat as much of the neutral nourishing foods - rice, wheat, fish, honey*, and yogurt - as you wish. But, beware of taking vitamin C while harboring a cold or the flu; it is extremely cooling. I hope these tips for preventing and dealing with colds and the flu help you, and those you love, stay in glowing good health all winter long. .

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. GADGETS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2017 Weird, Wonderful and Wearable! WELT, THE WELLINTELLIGENT BELT Welt is the brand name given to this weird gadget. At first glance, it's nothing more than a stylish leather belt, but if you look a little deeper you'll notice that his buckle houses a microUSB port. Say hello to the new type of wearable: the intelligent belt. The Welt has five basic functions: Measuring waist size Counting steps Counting time spent sitting Report when we've been eating. Yes, that moment we slacken the belt. Holding trousers up Welt collects this data and makes it viewable in its companion app so you can take notice of your habits. In addition, the app provides a plan on how to keep in shape, as well as a series of exercises for you to try out This gadget isn't available just yet as the company is still seeking finance through its Kickstarter page. Shipments will begin from January 2017. It's a curious gadget that combines

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health and fashion and is further proof that wearable tech is becoming an everyday reality. PRINKER, THE TEMPORARY TATTOO PRINTER Prinker prints temporary tattoo designs that you can transfer from your Android phone to your skin. As a fan of tattoos, I fell in love with the product. The Prinker is very easy to use and within seconds you can download or create a drawing on your smartphone that sends the image to the mini printer. The device then applies the pattern to your skin as if by magic. The Prinker makes use of hypoallergenic paint and the tattoos last just a couple of days. I think this product could be great for events or a children's party, for example. Maybe face paint has had its day in the sun. The Prinker also isn't available yet but we'll let you know when we learn more. SGNL, LISTEN TO CALLS THROUGH YOUR FINGER SGNL is a bracelet that turns your hand into a phone. Really. It sounds like witchcraft, but it actually takes advantage of a

basic physics principle to transmit sound through a surface. This wristband works with any watch that's compatible with standard straps. On the bracelet is a protrusion which produces vibrations, like the diaphragm of a loudspeaker. But instead of transferring these through the air, instead sound travels through the bones of your hand. First, you need to connect your smartphone to the bracelet via Bluetooth and install the companion app, then make a call. After that, simply press a finger to your ear to hear the conversation. This increases privacy, as nobody can hear anything but you, and a microphone inside the wristband allows you to talk back like a normal telephone conversation. On the strap are five LEDs which display the current battery level and you can also assign frequently used numbers from the app, meaning you can make calls without removing your smartphone from your pocket.

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KICKSTART YOUR METABOLISM Top Tips from Adam Irving, Health & Fitness Coaching


ts very common to feel like your metabolism isn’t working how you want it to work, it can become very frustrating when your body just won’t let go of that stubborn body fat, even though you’re making good dietary choices and exercising frequently? First of all lets look at chronic inflammation. When your metabolism gets stuck in reverse we can start by looking at what foods you are eating regularly. Food sensitivities can lead to insulin and leptin imbalances, this can seriously but a downer on your metabolism. If you have a food allergy or have a sensitivity to a certain food group, your body feels attacked and naturally goes on the defence. In addition to food allergies, inflammation can be caused by other factors, including poor sleep, environmental toxins and stress. Sometime over exercising can stall your metabolism by triggering inflammation through muscle, bone and joint stress. The foods most likely to be proinflammatory are junk foods and highly processed foods, grains, foods high in sugar. Many people have food sensitivities to what would normally be considered healthy, such as gluten, nuts, and dairy products. It’s important to not rule out the possibility that you may be having an unhealthy reaction to a healthy food. These food sensitivities can be very subtle, so they can sometimes be challenging to identify, requiring some trial and error. Next, I advise on increasing your protein intake, by doing this it increases your calorie burning ratio which increases fat utilisation. It also helps the body maintain muscle and triggers the brain to

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decrease hunger levels Protein in general has a tendency to ignite your metabolic engine due to its thermogenic effects, this means it makes your body produce more heat and in turn, burn more calories. Humans seem to lose muscle mass as they age, however the leaner you are, the more effective your metabolism will be, regardless of your age. There is only about a two-hour window after exercise for optimal muscle repair and growth, and supplying your muscles with the right food at this time is essential. Next up, Intermittent fastingRecent studies show that intermittent fasting can provide the same health benefits as constant calorie restriction, which may be helpful for those who cannot successfully reduce their everyday calorie intake. Intermittent fasting has been shown to increase fat loss and improve metabolic diseases. Besides turning your body into an efficient fat burner, intermittent fasting can boost your human growth hormone production by as much as 1,200 percent for women and 2,000 percent for men. I am personally a huge fan of intermittent fasting so I will revisit this subject at a later date in more depth. Strength exercises drive the core of fat loss, this type of exercising is a combination of body weight, resistance and weight training. Strength training has many factors including boosting your metabolism, increasing your brain power and is also an excellent way to reduce aches and pains, while at the same time preventing osteoporosis and age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia). If you’re not engaging in strength training, chances are you’ll become increasingly less functional with

age. If you would like any advice and guidance on where to start with this then please don’t hesitate to ask me. Coffee and Green Tea with Caffeine If you’re a coffee lover, I have good news! When consumed correctly, high-quality organic coffee can be used as a health & fitness enhancing tool (as long as you aren’t pregnant in which case it’s best to avoid it altogether). When consumed before exercise, caffeine has been shown to exert the following positive effects: Improved energy and endurance Increased blood circulation Reduced pain Better muscle recovery Improved fat burning Also, when consumed after exercise, the caffeine from coffee inhibits the mechanism that increases protein synthesis in your muscle tissue. Your muscle repair in the recovery period after exercising, so on that note if your main goal is to maximise fat burning, having a coffee after exercise could be the best thing you could ever do as it will help keep you in fat burning mode longer. Green Tea is arguably one of the healthiest drinks you can consume, it benefits both your brain and your heart. The positive effects of green tea are due to its rich source of antioxidants. They are my top tips on how to kickstart your metabolism, I incorporate all of the above into my own life and also encourage the above with my clients. Next month I’ll be talking about fat loss during and after the menopause cycle. Adam Irving, Health & Fitness Coaching. See advert opposite

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Adam Irving Lets Create a lifestyle to suit you Fat Loss Strength & Conditioning Running & Triathlon

1-1 Personal Training Group Training Online Programming “I have been working with Adam for over 3 months, i am getting into better eating and exercising habits. I am an asthmatic so doing my exercises at home out of the cold really helps. Adam visits me here so no cold park to exercise in! I am now motivated to do extra exercise. My husband and i have bought each other new bicycles for Christmas and are going out riding together on the roads. Great way to improve our fitness. I am very happy to rate Adam's health and fitness programme a full 5*” Denise Hill, Sayalonga

“Hace un mes empecé el entrenamiento con Adam me lo recomendó una amiga. Al principio no sabía si esto iba a funcionar ya que nunca había tenido un entrenador personal ni tampoco sabía como iba hacer. El primer día empezamos pues con mis medidas mi peso y cual serían mis objetivos y con el entrenamiento. Poco a poco hemos ido avanzando con los ejercicios dándole mayor intensidad. Como una persona nueva para el ejercicio yo calificaría el enfoque de Adam 5* “ Mara Yepez Sanchez, Canillas De Albaida

Health & Fitness Coaching It’s up to you to make the first move Tel-+34 658 335 343 email: adamirvinghealthandfitnesscoaching

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METHOD 1. Fry the onion, garlic, coriander leaves and chilli in coconut oil for 30 seconds to release the flavour, add the diced butternut squash and onion for 2 mins so they are covered in the spice mixture. 2. Cover the mixture with stock and simmer for 30 mins. Let the soup cool and then blend in batches until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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INGREDIENTS • 1 Butternut Squash, peeled and diced • 1 red onion, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

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• 1 red chilli, chopped • Small bunch of coriander, chopped • 1⁄2 teaspoon of cumin seeds • 1 1/2 pints of vegetable stock • Coconut Oil

Serves 2. It is a good idea to double or even triple the ingredients to make enough to last for a couple days. Adam Irving, Health & Fitness Coaching See advert above.

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ARENAS Stunning luxury country villa on small select development in the Arenas countryside with good access and breathtaking mountain views. Spacious accommodation of approx. 128m2 comprising: 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), a large f/f kitchen, open plan living / dining room, a guest toilet and a deep arched covered terrace Approx. 3,000m² plot with a large level area around the villa and a mature landscaped garden. There is a fantastic pool terrace with an 8mt x 4mt pool, a beautifully terraced al fresco dining area and BBQ with stunning views, a storage / workroom, log store and a double carport with ample parking area. The front of the property is walled & gated Presented in immaculate decorative order and benefitting from: D/G windows and integral roller shutters, a log burning stove, air conditioning, internet connection, SAT TV, mains water and electricity A magnificent property, at a bargain price in a sought after and breathtakingly beautiful location which really must be seen to be fully appreciated. Awaiting EPC Exclusive C3503

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CÓMPETA: Avda. de la Constitución, 31, Tel: (0034) 952 516 633 .

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The Propert y Feature 2017 According to a study carried out t wo out of every ten foreigners plan on purchasing a second home in Spain. The most popular destinations for these potential foreign propert y buyers are located along the Mediterranean coast. With the rise in tourism and the threat of terrorist attacks in nearby countries, Spain is becoming even more popular with foreign visitors who are thinking of buying a holiday home abroad.


Price: 99,000€ Ref: 308 Location: Torrox Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Size: 78m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

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Price:239,000€ Ref: t1112 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 3 Size: 154m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

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Price: 954,450€ Ref: 15138 Location: Benajarafe Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 575m² Pool: Yes Hansen Real Estate

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Price: 135,000€ Ref: AX588 Location: Colmenar Beds: 3 Bath: 1 Size: 90m² Pool: No Unspoilt Andalusia

Price: 165,000€ Ref: T964 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 4 Bath: 3 Size: 180m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 945.000€ Ref: 3965 Location: Arenas Beds: 4 Baths: 5 Size: 510m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 212,000€ Ref: v1044 Location: Mondron (Periana) Beds: 2 Bath: 1 Size: 171m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 89,900€ Ref: S3-513 Location: Benamargosa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 83m² Pool: No Buy a Home

Price: 249,000€ Ref: 3866 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 4 Bath: 2 Size: 150m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 99,000€ Ref: 361 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 85m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

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Price: 550,000€ Ref: V520 Location: Archez Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Size: 236m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

Price: 559,000€ Ref: C3501 Location: Competa Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Size: 257m² Pool: Yes Realcall Estate ToTaurus advertise 637 028 873

Bargain Price: 199,500€ Ref: T966 Location: Los Romanes Beds: 3 Bath: 2 Size: 125m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 499,000€ Ref: 4207 Location: Benajarafe Beds: 4 Bath: 2 Size: 180m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 75,000€ Ref: 16067 Location: Velez Malaga Beds: 3 Bath: 2 Size: 105m² Pool: No Hansen To advertise callReal 637Estate 028 873

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Price: 325,000€ Ref: t1119 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Size: 467m² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Price: 80,500€ Ref: S3-506 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Size: 96m² Pool: No Buy a Home

Price: 73,300€ Ref: T685 Location: Competa Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Size: 80m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 225,000€ Ref: v841 Location: Alcaucin Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 103m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 120,000€ Ref: 250 Location: Competa Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Size: 60m² Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 200,000€ Ref: C3462 Location: Torrox Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Size: 104m² Pool: Yes TaurusThe Real Estate Grapevine


Prestige Propert y Price: 795,000€ Ref: 10065 Location: Nerja Beds: 4 Baths: 5 Size: 165m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 495,000€ Ref: 359 Location: Sayalonga Beds: 3 Baths: 4 Size: 235m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 439,000€ Ref: V1100 Location: Moclineja Beds: 5 Baths: 3 Size: 190m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

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

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

Price: 750,000€ Ref: 145 Location: Velez Malaga Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 320m² Pool: Yes Tu Rincon Del Sol

Price: 365.000€ Ref: v1119 Location: Competa Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 150m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 245,000€ Ref: s3-495 Location: Puente don Manuel Beds: 4 Baths: 3 Size: 156m² Pool: Yes Buy a Home Spain

Price: 670,000€ Ref: AX593 Location: Almayate Beds: 6 Baths: 4 Size: 500m² Pool: Yes Unspoilt Andalusia

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Rustic Price: 230,000€ Ref: 16032 Location: Cajiz Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 110m² Pool: Yes Hansen Real Estate

Price: 120,000€ Ref: Rc577 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 2 Baths:2 Size: 70m² Pool: No Brogan Properties

Price: 166,000€ Ref: 4256 Location: Torrox Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 150m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 299,000€ Ref: 3894 Location: Arenas Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 129m² Pool: Yes Casa & Terreno

Price: 259,000€ Ref: v1132 Location: Salares Beds: 3 Baths: 4 Size: 217m² Pool: Jacuzzi Sunset Properties

Price: 420,000€ Ref: T969 Location: Sayalonga Beds: 4 Bath: 3 Size: 251m² Pool: No Taurus Real Estate

Price: 120,000€ Ref: 420 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds: 2 Baths:2 Size: 76m², Pool: No Tu Rincon del Sol

Price: 250,000€ Ref: v989 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Size: 185m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 320,000€ Ref: AX643 Location: Colmenar Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Size: 150m² Pool: Yes Unspoilt Andalusia

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

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

HOT PROPERTY THIS MONTH Canillas de Aceituno Ref: 3943 Built: 240m2

Plot: 28000m2

Wonderful two housing estate with views to the mountain in Canillas de Aceituno. This farm consists of two houses, in total there are 6 bedrooms, 6/5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 spacious rooms. Each apartment has its independent apartment for guests. Also have a storage room, laundry room, fireplace, heating, Internet, SAT-TV, air conditioning, Sauna, BBQ and ALU double-paned windows. The houses are sold partially furnished. The finca offers outside several lovely terraces, a nice swimming pool and a beautiful garden with views of nature.

Price: 348.000€

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

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


Ref: 3968 Plot: 3300m2

Wonderful Villa with spectacular views to the sea and mountains. The property has a spacious living room with log burning stove and direct access to the beautiful terrace, a high quality kitchen, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and unobstructed views over the Mediterranean. Two further double bedrooms and a separate bathroom. The dining area has double height ceiling up into the tower which has potential for another room. The villa has large entrance gates leading to the garage and the house and the large infinity swimming pool and has a very private position on land that is completely fenced and secure. Double glazed windows with mosquito nets, there is also air conditioning, internet, SAT TV and telephone connected and a water deposit of 20,000L. This a fantastic villa with a beautiful swimming pool and a large garden.

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hristmas has been and gone and the New Year is here! As the cold wet winter months drag by in much of northern Europe potential buyers will soon start to focus their attention on their dream of buying a property in the fabulous climate on offer here in Spain.

Make your house less personal to you Too many family photos and personal items mean clients can't imagine it as theirs.

Spring is traditionally the time of year when people often decide to commence their search for a new home in the sun. If you're thinking of selling your property in the future, why not put it on the market now so that it's already being advertised and promoted as Spring approaches?

Touch up the paintwork – inside and outside Brighten up your house so it's fresh and clean and ready for immediate use.

Even in the months of January, February and March we can expect days of beautiful weather and photographs of your property will look great against a backdrop of blue sky and sunshine so why not contact us today and we'll arrange to visit your property on a sunny day! The presentation of your property is really important as first impressions are crucial.

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Remove clutter from every room Less clutter makes the house look more open and spacious.

Stage your property outside as well as inside The outside is just as important, if not more important, than the inside! Odour control – smoking and pets Consider smoking outside and try and mask the smell of your pets. Pet control Make sure your dogs are not in the house during viewings. At Sunset Properties Spain we can offer you maximum publicity for your property by using all of the following marketing methods:

At Sunset Properties Spain

our website is easy to use, up to date and contains comprehensive information on all aspects of buying and selling in Spain. Our property descriptions are thorough and include lots of good quality photographs. Our newest venture is the promotion of our properties via Rightmove Overseas - one of the most visited property websites in the UK for people looking to buy property abroad thus guaranteeing huge market exposure for the properties we have for sale. We also advertise via a variety of internet property portals including Kyero where there are over 200,000 properties listed for sale throughout the whole of Spain. In addition we publicise our properties in the office of Asesoría Axarquía in Torre del Mar and we also use paper advertising via good quality local publications. At Sunset Properties Spain we offer a friendly, reliable and professional service. If you would like us to sell your property for you, please contact Denise to make an appointment either by telephone on 618 295 063 or by email

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Premium rustic style country property! Stunning rustic style 4 bed 3 bath country house including separate self contained 1 bed 1 bath guest house located close to Cómpeta. .

The main house (212.35 m²) is full of character and has: wood fired central heating, good sized living room with air conditioning and log burning stove, superb modern kitchen, separate dining room, large first floor master bedroom with air conditioning, fitted wardrobes, en suite shower room and balcony terrace, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. .

The self contained guest house (30.66 m²) has its own terrace to the front and comprises: a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, an en suite shower room and a kitchenette. .

The property is situated at the end of an access road with no passing traffic within a well established plot of 7,121 m² of land full of mature planting and also includes: study/office, various terraces, covered terrace, secluded pool area with kidney shaped pool and garage/workshop. .

A superb property offering spacious versatile living accommodation in a fabulous rural location with spectacular countryside, mountain and sea views.

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

Monte Alegre (Torrox/Cómpeta) Truly stunning house with separate guest accommodation. Located between Torrox & Cómpeta with access mostly via concrete track. The main house has two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, bathroom, cloakroom and beautiful open plan living space with various seating and dining areas, fireplace, office space and fully fitted kitchen with an island. Covered terrace, outdoor kitchen, delightful established gardens and swimming pool with lots of surrounding terrace. The guest house has living room, bedroom and shower room. There is space for kitchenette to create a completely self contained unit if desired. Ref 436 Price: 345,000€ 64 The Grapevine

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Unspoilt Andalusia Country and village houses for sale

AX643 Cortijo La Hoya,

AX685 Casa de la Colina, G151 – Beautiful 3 bed

Colmenar Exquisite rustic style 3 bed, 3 bath house with pool, gardens and lovely views

Comares 6 bed house with stables, old cottage, barns, on 6000m2 plot, potential for tourist complex

penthouse apartment with wonderful sea, mountain and town views in the seaside town of Salobreña




Most property sales take place between Jan and June. If you are thinking of selling, NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT – call today! Office/Home: +34 952 55 77 33 Mobile: +34 606010580



s an agent with clients from across Europe purchasing village and country properties in Andalusia, the Brexit saga has been one of considerable concern for our business. The big question on everyone's minds was, will the British continue to buy in Spain? First reactions after the June referendum, we experienced a definite reduction in enquiries, down from around 10 a day to maybe 1 or 2, or even none, from British clients, almost overnight. It put us to wondering whether to drop the British target market advertising completely and increase the targeting of Dutch, Belgian and Scandinavian buyers. The Dutch and Belgians in particular are 'out in force', cleverly foreseeing the huge reduction in

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European demand for Muslim countries as their next holiday destinations and heading for good old safe, cheap, easy-to-get-to Spain. They are buying properties to rent, to milk the Spanish tourist market to its full. The British, on the whole, are more dreamy, with a camera in our hands, rather than a calculator. But after a long, quiet few months of contemplation, and much effort on my part to set up new advertising accounts with Dutch and Belgian property portals, something amazing has happened… the Brits are back in with a vengeance! Enquiries are pouring in and enthusiasm is high. Whilst taking recent clients around a wonderful old cortijo, oozing character and rustic charm, I asked my British clients, as they drank in

all those beams and ancient, uneven floors, what made them still think of Spain, with all the uncertainties that Britain-out-ofEurope might hold for them. “We need to get away from a country we are rapidly feeling out of place in” was their immediate reply. And this is happening time and time again. We still have uncertainties ahead, the most obvious being the exchange rate, and whether our health will be covered post-Brexit in Spain. But the British love affair with Spain, I predict, will continue, because love is unconditional, illogical, and wonderful. Just the other day I helped new British clients, who have just made a permanent move to Alcaucin, fill in their private health care forms – and it is not that expensive, perfectly acceptable to most. And the exchange rate? We just have to get used to working with a low rate, and the market, we hope, will adjust accordingly.

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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

Sunday Brunch Menu incl full breakfast and Eggs Benedict Sunday Roast Specials January Sale 10% off all items in the shop. Indian Curry Night Every Thursday. Call to reserve a table. Reservations call 951 70 76 38 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, Cรณmpeta We can be found next to the Car Park

Reservations Recommended

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I Go Shop 4 You ... so you don't have to! Personal Retail Service Are you looking for that something special for that special someone ? .

Cant find that item of clothing, piece of furniture or accessory item ... let me do the hard work for you. .

Grocery shopping service, Grapevine Magazine distribution area covered only please.

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

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

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

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

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

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

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

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

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

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

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

to their Bar and Restaurant

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

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

Pavo Real

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

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

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

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

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Across 1. Twelve (5) 4. Hoard (5) 7. Unaware (9) 8. Gape (4) 10. Wore away (6) 12. Birds of prey (6) 13. Notion (4) 16. Large spider (9) 18. The lowest point of anything (5) 19. Implied (5)

1. Journal (5) 2. Menagerie (3) 3. World's longest river (4) 4. Secret or hidden (6) 5. Bustling (7) 6. Abated (5) 9. Placed a bet (7) 11. Thinner (6) 12. Consumed (5) 14. Proficient (5) 15. Female relative (4) 17. Part of a circle (3)

1. Which film of 2016 is based on a comic by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld? 2. What is the real name of rocker Alice Cooper? 3. Edina and Patsy starred in a film version of which BBC comedy television series in 2016? 4. In which year did Great Britain join what would become the European Union? 5.Which female singer dominated the 2016 BRITS, winning 4 awards? 6. Which singer-songwriter best known for his single 'Hold Back the River' was acclaimed Best Male Solo Artist at the 2016 BRIT awards?

9. What is the more common name for a drink made with Camellia Sinensis?

7. Who played OJ Simpson in the television drama The People vs OJ Simpson?

10. The Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) the second tallest building in the USA is in which city?

8. Who was the creator of Coronation Street who died in 2016?

11 Yorkshire pudding is traditionally made with what type of flour?

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Bar Amalia

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

Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

Lots of changing special offers Also Fresh Herbs & Ambient Products

Bar Amalia is now closed for the winter months. We will re-open in April/May so look out for the opening date in The Grapevine Magazine in a few months. I would like to thank our clients for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back to Bar Amalia in the Summer.

Delivery Service to Restaurants Fruteria Jara, Avenida de la Constituciรณn Local 3, Competa

Mon - Fri: 8.30-2.30 & 5.00-8.30

Sat: 8.30-2.30


Sun: 10.00-2.00

We now accept credit cards.


ROGER: 648025901 competaroger@

Perfumery, Herbalist, Cosmetics, Jewellery & Gifts

952 516 895 See Map Spot 30

Avenida Constitucion, Local 5, Competa

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

su publicidad aq

25Euros cada mes

Llame Helen 637 028 8 To advertise call 637 028 873

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Large selection of Tapas dishes


See Map Spot 15



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

Potage De Hinojo Pollo al Vino de Competa Pierna al Horno de Cordero Comidas Caseras .



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

Orbea SPORT A50 HYDBRID Size 17 (S/M) Near new condition 220 Euros (390 Euros New) Only used a couple of times Competa 72 The Grapevine

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Private on-site Parking Avd Canillas 6, Competa 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€

Tel: 952 553 647, Mov: 679 080 521 / 617 066 855 Kings Day 6th January Open for Lunch and Dinner

Aurelia and Natalia have taken over El Cortijo (formly Cortico Paco) with 10 years of experience as chefs at a previous restaurant in Competa they are now looking forward to having their own restaurant where they will offer new flavours and new ideas.

Meat on the stone Sirloin beef steak (250gr)

Filet beef steak (300gr) They offer customers a relaxed beef and chicken (300gr) atmosphere, fabulous food with Skewer ofPork steak (300gr) spectacular views down to the coast. Skewer of chicken (300gr)

Breakfasts, tapas dishes, Lunch, A La Carte menu Come for coffee and cake! Variety of Ice creams Tel: 951 832 810 - 690 221 100ámpanocompeta

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

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

Level: Easy

Level: Intermediate

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

Basic Yoga / Ashtanga Yoga / Surya Chandra Yoga Vinyasa Flow / Pilates / Yin Yoga See Map Spot 40

Morning and evening classes for everyone. Spacious classroom with changing rooms and showers. Therapeutic massages:

Calle Trinidad 26B - Cรณmpeta For all the latest news and workshops: 74 The Grapevine

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C/Los Prados, 4.- Torre del Mar

Tel./Fax: 952 541 895 TheGrapevine Grapevine 64The 64

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


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



Hablamos Espanol

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

Puente Don Manuel

Five Star Dental Care You Can Trust

We Speak English

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

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

Alternatively email us at: or visit our website at

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•January 2017 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April



oney matters look uncertain and a bit deceptive, Aries. This isn't a good time to enter into any kind of investment program, negotiate salaries or commissions, or change banks.



his year, focus on your own well-being above all else. You can increase your material wealth and health this way, and also structure a more stable future. You have the energy to nurture and grow the future you want.





hose close to you might be restless and upset, and you might have to steer them in the right direction. A close friend or lover may experience a financial upset, and you could be asked to help out.


22th November - 21st December




t is a time of great potential and personal growth. Hard work and success are there, too, but your greatest progress may be made internally rather than externally.

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23rd October - 21st November


our drive for success is unwavering. Your craving for love and respect is also without limits. The outside world may be crazy at times but at the end of every day, you return to what matters most.


22th December - 19th January


s the year begins, a rash of sextiles involving eight planets will keep you connected with people, enabling you to relate to them, and to see the magic that surrounds people and situations.

here are countless doors opening to new, previously unconsidered projects, pursuits, and partnerships. Forget those preconceived notions of what you should do. You can do just about anything.


23rd August - 22th September

s soon as the Sun conjoins Pluto in Capricorn the year 2017 will blast off into an adventure of work and career possibilities for Virgo.Ideas to move you ahead will be abundant and achievable.

his is a year on fire, pouring energy into your work, career, and creativity sectors. The January Sun-Pluto conjunction keeps your ambition and work ethic sky high.



ou've got charm, smarts, and the element of surprise going for you all year long! Now what do you want to do with all these cosmic gifts? Tip: let them take you in a brand new direction.

ake the most of your people skills, make the big changes you want and need, and advance your goals. You'll have endless ideas and insights but it may be hard to activate them on your own.





t is a year of pure magic! Take the time to distinguish between what's real and what's illusion and you'll safely navigate any situation. You can use charm rather than be charmed.

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Salon de Belleza Hair and Beauty Salon

Tin Tin Os desan Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year Vi vil gerne onske jer alle en rigtig god jul og et godt nytar

Christmas Gift Vouchers Available Mon - Friday 9.30 - 13.30 & 17.00 -19.00 Sat 10.00 - 14.00

English, Danish & Spanish

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Nueva villa de Cómpeta (Just behind Café Cómpeta) Tel: 952 516 416

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Health & Beauty Rebeccah Curtis ITEC BEAUTY THERAPY inc... Anti-ageing Facial Treatments Waxing Laser Hair Removal Pedicures / Manicures Skin Exfoliation

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

Marco Polo

Calle Jose Antonio 3 - Cómpeta

Now Marco Polo is the place to come for your British products, with hundreds of items at a bargain price of 2 euros ! We are having a massive clearance of the dvd section, all discs for sale from 1 euro per disc. We still have the huge selection of greetings cards that will never change and the book exchange with hundreds to choose from will still be there as well. As well as all this we still do your passport photos , souvenir’s,gifts, helium balloons etc.

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Wishing Happiness and Wellbeing to all in the coming year! Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, no16 Torrox Costa, 29793 Malaga TELF: 952 53 0122 Mobile: 651 956 284

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If I got 50p for every failed maths exam, I’d have £6.30 now.



I read the mass chicken farms pump chickens full of antibiotics. Well, that would at least explain why chicken soup is so good when you have a cold.

When women get to a certain age,they start to collect cats. This is known as the many paws. A woman caught her husband on the weight scale, sucking in his stomach.

to me. And now he’s blinding me with these fancy blinking blue lights. The world is full of psychos!

“That won’t help you, Joe, you know?” “Oh it helps a lot,” says the man, “it’s the only way I can see the numbers!”

A German, an American and a Russian walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them suspiciously and says, “Is this some kind of a joke?”

When I greeted my boss in the morning, he told me to have a good day. Who am I to argue? So I thanked him and went back home.

I’m already doing 60 in a 30 mph zone and still that guy is sticking

One of the most wonderful things in life is to wake up and enjoy a cuddle with somebody; unless you are in prison.

I just like to sleep naked. The airhostess could have been a bit more understanding.

I met a Dutch girl with inflatable shoes last week, phoned her up to arrange a date but unfortunately she’d popped her clogs

I can hear music coming out of my printer. I think the paper’s jammin’ again

Why do men get married? So they don’t have to hold-in their stomachs any more

Money doesn’t buy happiness? Well it does buy a jet ski. Have you ever seen a sad person on a jet ski? Yeah, I thought so

Sudoku Answers from Page 72

1. Deadpool

6. James Bay

2. Vincent David Furnier

7. Cuba Gooding Jr.

3. Absolutely Fabulous

8. Tony Warren 9. Tea

4. 1973 10. Chicago 5. Adele 11. Plain flour

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

Visit Casa Paco in the centre of the village and sample the best steaks in Competa and taste our fabulous wines from the local region. See Map Upstair terrace with fantastic views now open for private parties Spot 5 Tues -Sun 9am until close Open all over Christmas except for the evening of the 24th

NEW WINE SHOP A large selection of good wines available to buy on the second floor.

Book your place online

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CAMPO CUTTINGS BY LORRAINE CAVANAGH Growing Good Habits in the New Year.


ew Year Resolutions – do they make you groan? Do you make them and break them? How about gardening resolutions? Let's try twelve, one for each month but let's keep them gentle and I think you'll be surprised at how easily they can be slipped into your life.

instance – go organic. Throw out Miracle-Grow, 15-15-15, Roundup. Your plants will love it, the environment too and it is far healthier for you. If you grow for eating, it's even more important and much cheaper than buying organic in the supermarkets.

Resolution 1: Most importantly, if you're not a gardener, become one. According to research, just 2.5 hours a week of moderate intensity exercise – such as gardening – can reduce the risk of high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteosporosis etc. etc. It wards off depression because it's difficult not to enjoy life when surrounded by flowers and wildlife. Gardens increase your joy of living and the value of your property. If you haven´t got a garden, start with pots on windowsills, balconies or roof terraces.

Resolution 3: Linked to the above, try a compost heap or worm bin to improve the texture of your soil and make your plants strong and healthy. Chemical fertilisers force your plants to grow faster than Mother Nature ever intended; they become pumped with steroids, addicted and dependant and, in their grossly over-lush state far more attractive to pests and diseases. Instead feed naturally; composted leaves are easy and if you really haven´t time you can buy sacks of organic worm castings which only need to be applied twice a year. It will make your plants and garden naturally resistant and strong.

Resolution 2: Get your plants off drugs, get greener – lessen the use of harmful products. It's easy to eliminate the use of chemical fertilisers and insecticides for

Resolution 4: Some chickens? Come and see ours, they are such characters, give us free eggs and free manure. If you can freerange them, they'll also eat lots of

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unfriendly bugs, beetles and grubs. Or give some help to the bees, they need us as much as we need them. At the very least encourage good bugs – they will help you in the battle against the bad bugs! Plant daisy-like flowers and composites such as yarrow, dill and verbena – ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies love them. The larvae of these eat huge amounts of aphids and other pests. Encourage chamaeleons, lizards, geckos, hedgehogs, frogs and toads – they are all our friends. Resolution 5: Reduce or get rid of your lawn. It guzzles water and your time. Lawnmowers are high pollutants and in your quest for a green sward you probably use inordinate amounts of high nitrogen fertilisers which pollute our waterways. Resolution 6: If you've never grown any, plant some herbs. Most are ridiculously easy, very productive, smell good to us but bad to mosquitos. Adding them to our meals for flavour, reduces our craving for salt. Perennial ones such as rosemary, oregano, sage,

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chives, lemon grass; and annuals such as coriander and basil. Resolution 7: Water correctly. Daily sprinkles is not the way. Roots rise to the surface and burn in the hot sun. With deep watering, once or twice a week at the most, roots go down, anchor the plant better and find many minerals that are not available in the top few centimetres. In winter, if you really need to irrigate, do it in the morning so that your plants do not sit damp and cold all night. In summer reverse it, watering late evening so that the plants can absorb the precious water before the sun burns it off. Always let plants dry out between waterings. Too much water rots the roots. Resolution 8: Related to the above, check irrigation systems regularly to make sure you don´t have any expensive leakages. Catch and store all the rainwater you can. Resolution 9: Use mulch around your plants. 10cm of shredded leaves, compost or bark chippings help retain moisture around the roots and cut down weed-growth.

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Resolution 10: Plant at least one tree this year – we so need them and many of us have plenty of land. And try something new in your garden. Here in Spain the choice is constantly widening. Go to your local garden centre (like ours!) and ask for advice – we are always happy to tell you the truth. Remember that experimentation is all part of the fun of gardening. Resolution 11: Show a child the wonders of plant life – and death! Did your parents/grandparents do it for you? And has the wonder of it all ever left you? Treasure the memory and pass it on. Resolution 12: Spend more time in the garden but less time gardening! That may seem like odd advice from me but you need to fall in love with your garden and if that means relaxing in it, socialising, or just finding a quiet corner then do it. Nature is beautiful, capture its spirit and enjoy its solace. Smell the flowers and enjoy! Have a wonderfully contented and productive New Year.

Viveros Florena, Cómpeta will be closed on January 1st 6th and 7th 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 Mediterranean plants, unusual plants, plug plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products and my books. Winter Hours October to May: 10 – 4, closed Sundays & Mondays. Summer Hours June, July & September: 9 – 2, closed Sundays & Mondays and August. Viveros Florena, Crtra. Cómpeta, 29754, Málaga Tel: 689928201 Web: Email: And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre

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and very close to the Supersol supermarket. It will is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00an to 2.00pm, but closed on Sundays and holidays.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CAS As the Costa Animal Society (CAS) begins 2017 and its 31st year as a registered charity, we cannot express enough gratitude towards our volunteers and supporters throughout the year. From the people who give their time in the CAS shop and at various markets to those who provide donations and financial support, we could not carry on the work we do without your assistance. Last year local business such as Dentadanes, Stephen's Restaurant and Bar 19 were financial sponsors through regular donations and creative ways of raising funds such as the Bar 19 five litre Jameson's raffle, with the proceeds given to CAS. CAS, and the stray and abandoned animals helped by its volunteers, look forward to your continued support this year. New CAS Shop is open! The Costa Animal Society (CAS) is very pleased to announce the opening of its new, much larger fund-raising shop in Nerja. Second hand clothing and bric-abrac can be found on sale, raising much-needed cash for the charity. The new shop has been successfully trading since December 5 and CAS will be hosting a grand opening party on Monday, January 9. Stop by for a drink and a biscuit while you browse at what is on offer. The shop is at calle Castilla Perez, 2, next door to the Good Stuff CafĂŠ,

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: ARTWALK COMPETA 2017 This time the Art Walk will take place from Wednesday the 12th, Thursday 13th, Saturday 15th and Sunday the 16th of April. A vibrant festival of arts and crafts will take place at various venues in Competa. The Art Walk aims to bring together the community in an animated, artistic atmosphere. It will offer all those with an interest in art a chance to meet the multicultural artists of Competa. Do you want your art to be seen by hundreds upon hundreds of people and would you like to meet your artist-colleagues? Then why not participate in the 9th edition of the Competa Art Walk, during Semana Santa/Easter Easter week. Interested local artists, crafts people and artisans should contact Lieuwke Loth, For more information: or on On behalf of the artists and craft people of Competa, we welcome you to the 9th Art Walk in April 2017!

Plaza Almijara from 12.00h onwards! Sunday 22nd January Cómpeta will be celebrating San Sebastian. The full program will be available at the Tourist Office and at the town hall. A fun day for the whole family, in honor of Cómpeta´s Patron! NEWS FROMM THE TOWN HALL OF CÓMPETA EMPADRONAMIENTO: Please don´t forget to register at the town hall, even if you don´t live here all year round. Visit Rosalia to inform you, Cómpeta as well as yourself will benefit from a lot of services based on how many people are registered at the town hall! If you need someone to help you translate, please visit our foreigners department every Thursday from 11 – 13H.

Monday 30th January is World Peace Day. There will be a children´s race starting at 10.00h at the main square (Plaza Almijara), raising money for a good cause. odecompeta SIERRA NEVADA

The Cómpeta swimming pool is open again after maintenance. For opening hours and entrance fee contact the Town Hall. Three Kings Day He will be in the Salón de Actos, make sure your letter will arrive in time to get your presents from the 3 kings! Thursday 5th January the 3 Kings visit Cómpeta! They will parade through the streets starting at the Museo de Artes y Costumbres at 17.00h, and finish at the square to hand out presents! Friday 6th January there will be a play area at the square for the children, to celebrate 3 Kings day. Take your children to the

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all other museums run by the regional government, it will be closed on Mondays. With the upcoming festive period, potental visitors will have to bear in mind that the museum will be closed on 24th,25th and 31st December, as well as on 1st and 6th January. However, the only other public holiday on which it will be closed is 1st May.

THE MUSEUM OF MALAGA Some nineteen years after it closed, is now back on the cultural scene - the latest in the city's ever-expanding list of museums and galleries. Entry EU citizens will be able to visit the museum free of charge while those from elsewhere will have to pay 1.50 euros. The museum will be open from 9am to 8pm from Tuesday to Saturday while on Sundays, closing time is at 3.30pm. Like

Automatic cash machines are new this season. There are 11 new cash machines where you can buy ski passes for one to seven days without having to go to the ticket office. These include half-day passes, nighttime passes and pedestrian tickets. You can also pick up passes which have been purchased by travel agencies, using the reference number, and people who hold the Sierra Nevada Club card can also recharge their cards using the same system. Although this season there is a great deal of focus on the world championships, the calendar and timetable for the trials have been scheduled to try to disrupt the commercial skiing areas as little as possible.

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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


Tel: 952 510 002


Tel: 952 553 159

Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553 006


Tel: 952 508 906

Canillas de Aceituno, Tel: 952 518 002


Tel : 952 552 404



Tel: 952 508 858

Tel: 952 516 006 952 516 025


Tel: 952 523 131


Tel: 952 536 016

Rio Gordo

Tel: 952 732 154


Tel: 952 535 021

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

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Tel: 952 508 903


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


Tel: 952 533 122

La Herradura Tel: 958 827 794 Nerja

Tel: 952 548 430

Torrox Pueblo Tel: 952 538 200

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

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

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

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

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

To advertise call 637 028 873 You can now advertise your items for sale free on 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

Airconditioning / Heating

Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

Tel: 952 96 78 03

Cooling and Heating Solutions Sales, Service & Installation Air Con, Solar Systems & Pool Heat Pumps

Joe Jones 655 791167

Tecnicas Maro Tel: 952 52 95 38 Esola Systems Tel: 952 550 323 Klimacentro Tel: 952 540 786


Glass, lighting & blinds

Home & Away Building & Construction

675615893 / 617865869

Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Tel: 640 519 482 Chavos Construction Tel: 952 516 099


Chica Loca Competa, Malaga Tel: 622 305 532


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

Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628 Blok Buster Tel: 666 299 021


Health & Beauty

Electricians Roger 648 025 901

Mike 606 246 902

Electrician Tel 951242449

C&Gs 2381 & 2391


Clinica Europa Tel: 952 530 908 Ian Pett Dental Care Tel: 691 700 587 Rebecacah Curtis Tel: 952 530 122

Mob 666707297

Food Stores & Shops

Nursing & Care NURSE RGN Acute ILLNESS & ELDERLY CARE Tel 951 242 449

Carpenters Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

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

La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Furniture Stores

Competa Computers Professional Computer Repairs Tel:952967803

Tel: 951 067 722 / 617 979 364

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

NESS Internet & Telephone

BB4S Tel: 951 239 888

Insurance Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603


Sunkitchens The Kitchen Professionals

Leisure & Hobbies

Buggy Tours Tel: 653 635 180

Competa Hikes Tel: 619 175 649 Los Caballos del Mosquin Tel: 608658 108 Tel: 618 972 139

Mechanics & Recovery

Real Estate

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

Taurus Real Estate, Tel: 952 53 50 43 Tu Rincon del Sol Tel: 952 51 63 58 Buy a Home Spain Tel: 952 547 554 Competa Homes Tel: 952 553 326 Hanson Real Estate Tel: 952 541 794 Brogan Properties Tel: 952 914 104

Doors & Wardrobes Raul Chica: 653 634 633 Torre del Mar (Malaga)

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

Language Schools Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

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

Call Paul Tel: 664367511 email:

Plumbers & Water Solutions Fontaneria Roman Tel: 952 55 33 69

Restaurants & Bars Tel: 952 507 144 CP Auto Aircon Tel: 649 307 966

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 Ciamax Tel: 952 516 194

Property Management

Home & Away Villa Care & Property Maintenance 675615893 / 617865869

House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06

El Pilon - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 35 12 Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 - Cómpeta The Pavo Real - Cómpeta/Torrox Rd 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 Bar Amalia - Archez Tel: 634 302 480 La Taberna de Oscar Tel: 952 55 37 22 Taj Mahal Tel: 952 534 972 Restaurante El Pámpano Tel: 951 832 810

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

.com Steel Tips Darts . Soft Tip Darts . Flights . Stems . Dartboards . Wallets . Accessories

JANUARY CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services at the Capillia de san jose calle linares 7 velez Malaga. website is www. and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396.

approximately 18.30. Ticket price 18 Euros available at the Centre. All proceeds for fundraising. Departure times: Viñuela (Football Pitch) 7.55, Torre del Mar (coach station) 8.15, Caleta (opposite Vets) 8.25, Albarrobo (Lidl) 8.30. Monday 30th January – Talk about Italian Opera and Dinner. Lux Mund. Reverend James Tayler give an interesting and informative power point talk about the history of Italian opera. There will be extracts from some of the most significant master works, such as La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Boheme and more. After the talk there will be dinner, salad, a choice of Lasagnas, including vegetarian, sweet and a bottle of wine between 4 people. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Event for fundraising. Time 18.00.

in November

EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185.El Puente LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR. Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11am. Monday 2nd January – Closed Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Thursday 5th January – Open from 10.00 until 13.00 Midweek activities: Friday 6th January – Closed Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Monday 9th January - - Half Orange “Bring and Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. Pilates - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30pm You are welcome to join us and make and meet new Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & friends at the Centre. Time 13.00. Saturday 10-1.30pm Tuesday 10th January - Activities re-start. Tuesday 10th & 24th January – Photography Group. TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB From “Good Shot” to “Great Shot”, why not come The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday and learn the art of photography with Rob Bell at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, Photography. A fun and informal class to help you to just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Vinuela. The get more from your camera/photos. Open to all first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch Don´t forget to bring your camera. Please phone meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, Rob Bell for information on where it is taking place casera and water for just €8.50. Tel: 951066688 or mobile 678204428. Wednesday 18th to Wednesday 25th January – Week LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Monday of Prayer for Christian Unity. Please come and join from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La us, for the full programme information please see Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our the media and our web page: website or Margaret Thursday 19th January - Coach excursion to Branch Sec. 951066079 Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds for fund raising. Departure times NERJA BRANCH ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Puente don Manuel (Hotel Romero) 6.45, Algarrobo The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets)7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Andalus, Maro, on the third Thursday of each Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. month. Also at Pena Parda Hotel, La Herradura on PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED. the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are Thursday 26th January – Coach Excursion to the always welcome. Booking is essential. For Al villages of the Alpujarras. There will be free time for Andalus contact Vera on Tel: 952967200 and for lunch and you will join the coach again at 15.15 for Pena Parda contact Kate on Tel: 958632704. For the drive to the villages of Bubion and Capileria for a further information on the branch please contact short photo opportunity of the mountains and Dave on 654085811 or visit our valleys with a view down to the sea. You will leave " the Alpujarras at around 16.45 arriving back at

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levels of alcohol in body and decreases the intensity of hangover symptoms. 4. Peel off banana and soak peel in water. Cool the water and drink to get rid of hangover. 5. A glass of chocolate milk at bedtime releases one from hangover. 6. Honey contains high amounts of fructose that neutralizes the impact of alcohol. Taking 1 tablespoon honey cures hangover.



he term 'hangover' was coined in 1904 to describe the sum total of unpleasant physiological after-effects of a night of drinking. The medical term for hangover is known as veisalgia. It is a common phenomenon with drinkers. The body responds negatively to ingestion of high amounts of alcohol or other similar intoxicating drugs. The phenomenon of hangover takes place in the morning following the night of heavy alcohol consumption. However for some it may continue for several days from the last date of alcohol consumption. The degree of hangover is determined by factors like age, diet before alcohol consumption, physical condition and mental state. There is no rigid parameter to determine exactly how many drinks would cause hangover, for it varies from person to person. Only 20-25% people are able to resist the effects of hangover. The general symptoms of hangover include dehydration,

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headache, lethargy, dysphoria, irritability, lack of concentration, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, sleeplessness, bad taste in mouth, tremors, hyper-salivation, increased hunger, rapid heart rate, fever, increased libido and flatulence. Hangover also deteriorates one's psychological state, causing severe depression and anxiety. The causes of hangover may be listed as follows: 1. Drinking much in less time 2. Drinking with empty stomach 3. Poor health 4. Dehydrated body 5. Lack of sleep. Home Remedies for Hangover 1. Consume Vitamin C rich citrus fruits in plenty in the morning after alcohol consumption to free yourself from hangover. 2. Add half cup lime juice to a glass of water and drink the solution. This is a useful home remedy for hangover.

7. Prepare a concoction by pouring few drops of lemon juice in to a cup of sugar free black coffee. Drink the concoction. This solves the problem of hangover amazingly. 8. Peppermint tea or ginger tea may be drunk frequently. It is an effective hangover cure. 9. Drinking tomato juice cures hangover. 10. Sip from a solution of lime juice, water and 1 teaspoon sugar throughout the day. This is beneficial in treating hangover. 11. Boil or rather simmer 5-6 crushed thyme leaves in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Strain and drink the tea. This is a helpful hangover remedy. 12. Taking warm water bath the next morning helps to treat hangover by eliminating toxins. 13. Immerse handkerchief in chilled water. Apply it on forehead to lessen hangover headaches. Peter Filinovich

3. Increase water intake, for water counters the effect of high

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See Map Spot 7

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

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

Mb: (0034) 660 743 670 email: .

COMPETA: Avda. de la Constitución, 31, Tel: (0034) 952 516 633 .




Andalucian style semi-detached villa, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large pool area, garden, garage/shop, private parking, completely fenced, stunning views, easy access and within walking distance to all amenities.

Super modern apartment 80 m2 in lovely location to lower part of the village. 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, good size lounge/diner, fitted kitchen, utility room & tiled terrace. Immaculate condition, sold fully furnished with super views and excellent access. Awaiting EPC

EPC rating E Ref: C3406

178,000 euro

97,000 euro

Ref: C1147

Fax: (0034) 952 516 635


New build 2 storey villa in a wonderful rural, private and elevated location. 2 Apartments, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), guest cloakroom, 2x lounge, 2x kitchen, central heating, large balcony, 8mt x 4mt swimming pool. Only 20min. from the coast. Stunning views! EPC rating D

249,000 euro

Ref: C3426



Spacious south west facing villa with far reaching views of the surrounding hills & Mediterranean coastline. 150m² accommodation with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, good sized f/f kitchen & open plan lounge/diner. Large private terrace with amazing sea views. Awaiting EPC

Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa in a beautiful setting within walking distance to Sedella & with magnificent mountain views. Fully fitted kitchen with professional cooker. Master bedroom with fire place and access to roof terrace. Pool terrace with pergola and 8mt x 4mt pool. Awaiting EPC

Ref: T433

250,000 euro

Ref: C3458

249,000 euro

COMPETA Traditional Andalucian farmhouse in a tranquil setting in the Cómpeta countryside. Open plan lounge/kitchen, bathroom, 2 rooms & stable. Grape drying beds, wine press, outside bread oven, caned ceilings & open fire place. Full of charm and history. Awaiting EPC Ref: C3494

180,000 euro

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