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Editors Note... How did we get to November already? I´m writing this whilst it’s raining and a few degrees cooler than normal and it certainly feels like November at the moment! However, I know it can change just as quickly and be back to lovely winter sunshine with temperatures in the low to mid 20´s. That is the great thing about Spain its never grey and raining for very long, even when its cold we still have blue skies.

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Despite it being less than 8 weeks until Christmas there is only a hint of Christmas in this months magazine. However, if you are thinking of eating out over the Christmas period many of the restaurants in our distribution area are already fully booked, so I would suggest enquiring now and reserving for Christmas Day and New Years Eve. On Sunday 5th November the white village of Archez holds its second annual run race “II Carrera Popular Villa de Árchez 8K”. Its open to adults and children to serious and fun runners , you can sign up by typing in the following link or just come along and support! Enjoy and keep reading The Editor

Inside This Month 14 Action 4 Animals Fabulous Fundraising by Competa locals in aid of Action for Animals.

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28 The World's Biggest Coffee Morning Another great local fundraising event raises a whopping 3000 Euros!!!

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38 Second Time Around Linda and Geoff ex owners of Awkwrights in Puente don Manuel chat about there new business venture.




84 Camping Cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh The terrible trio!

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New modern 3 bed 2 bath villa (153m²) with large living/dining room and open plan kitchen area, covered terrace, plenty of space for an above ground pool and sea and lake views.

Beautiful well maintained modern 2 bed 1 bath villa (95m²) with easy access, large living area, covered porch, terrace, private pool area, mature gardens and stunning sea views.

EPC - In process

New this month!

ref: v1201 Price:75,000 Euros

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Price:265,000 Euros

Sedella Fully renovated traditional 1 bed 1 bath village house (104 m²) with on-street parking outside, spacious living accommodation, large kitchen with dining area and a good sized roof terrace with lovely views.

Competa Very attractive 3 bed 2 bath villa (115m²) ideally located close to Torrox with excellent access and sea views. The perfect holiday home/ rental property with open plan living accommodation and a secluded pool area. EPC - E ref: v1199

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Arenas Lovely modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa (115m²), renovated to a high standard, open plan feel, lounge, kitchen, second living room, study, octagonal above ground pool, covered terrace, mountain and countryside views, close to Arenas. ref: v1198 EPC - In process New this month!

Price:295,000 Euros


Velez Malaga Lovely modern 3 bedroom 3 bathrooms (259m²) townhouse with spacious living areas including an attic room and large basement. Gated community with pool, gardens and tennis court. ref: t1205 EPC - In process

Renovated village house with 2 bed 1 bath + WC (58m²) over 2 floors, car access, covered roof terrace and views of the countryside and village. The perfect full time or holiday home at a great price. EPC - F

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Superb modern 3 bed, 2 bath villa (111m²), immaculately presented, with a living/dining room and separate kitchen. Ample terraces, private pool and easily maintained gardens. With good access and a large garage this is a must see property. ref: v1204 EPC - G

“ 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.”

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Beautiful rustic style villa (154.80m²) with 3 bed and 2 baths. Located on the edge of the national park, with good road access and stunning mountain, countryside and lake views.

Delightful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa (127m²) with an open plan feel living/dining/kitchen, private pool, terraces, sea views, V. large garage, fruit trees, great access and close to Competa.

Opportunity to buy a 2 bed, 1 bath townhouse (69.75m²), living/dining, kitchen, roof terrace, adjoining building in need of renovation (64.19 m²), chance to create a unique home, close to local amenities with car parking nearby.


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

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Sayalonga A property with the ‘wow factor’ - stunning designer 3 bed 3 bath villa (223 m²) with fabulous master suite, quality kitchen, huge covered terrace, large pool, Jacuzzi, garage, gardens and incredible sea views.


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New this month! Great Location!

ref: v810 Price:157,000 Price:69,000 Euros

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Delightful well established 3 bed 2 bath villa with separate self contained 2 bed 2 bath apartment (200m²) located within walking distance of the village with easy access, large living/dining room, terrace, covered terrace, garage and sea views. EPC - F ref:v1125

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Price:350,000 Euros

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Lovely modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom south facing villa (94m²), open plan living/kitchen, front covered terrace, private pool, sea, mountain and countryside views, easy access to neighbouring villages, private driveway. EPC - D ref:v1182

Unique opportunity to buy a 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse (193m²), kitchen, living/dining, separate dining, separate wc, village setting, close to communal pool, ripe for renovation, parking outside the house. EPC - In process ref: t1195

Super modern apartment! Price:85,000

Close to the beach! Price:295,000 Euros



Canillas de Albaida


Large stunning 2 storey 7 bed 3 bath villa (273m²) with excellent access, large living/dining room, spectacular tower room, extensive terracing, covered terraces, balcony terraces and magnificent sea views. EPC - E ref:v1109

Modern ground floor 2 bed 1 bath apartment (65m²) with easy access, on-street parking, 2 double beds, spacious living/dining room/open plan kitchen and balcony terrace.

Lovely 2 bed 2 bath villa (98m²) with sun lounge, open plan living/dining, separate kitchen, enclosed pool, garage, beach nearby.

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rom Instagram posts to morning smoothies, you cannot seem to escape the avocado in 2017. But the fruit could soon become even more popular after a Spanish company announced it is launching reduced-fat avocados for the first time.Isla Bonita claims their Avocado Light has up to 30% less fat than ordinary fruits. They also say it ripens faster, and oxidises - or goes that weird shade of brown slower. The avocados are grown under special soil and climate conditions to provide the same nutritional benefits with less fat, according to the company's website. Avocados are a foodie hit for their rich and creamy texture caused by their high fat content - an average fruit has between 20-30g of fat. Most of this is monosaturated fat, which has been linked to the reduction of cholesterol and lowered risk of cancer and heart disease.


Spanish farm worker who shared a video of himself diving onto a pen of piglets, killing dozens, has been jailed for 15 months for aggravated animal abuse.It is believed 19 piglets were crushed immediately and a further 60 were put down because of their injuries.Police said the man, aged 19 at the time, dived into the pen three times. The man, and a colleague who filmed the incident, were ordered to pay €60 each per pig.The fines - a total of €4,470 each - were paid to the farm. Both men

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espite a massive wave of cancellations that were prompted by a pilot scheduling problem, Ryanair is managing to maintain its market dominance. The Irish low-cost carrier was the top passenger transport company at airports operated by Spanish airports operator AENA in the month of September, despite being embroiled in the staffing crisis.The company, which is headed up by colorful businessman Michael O’Leary, carried 3.67 million passengers at Spanish airports last month, which is 1.2 million more customers than its were also banned from working with competitor, Vueling. That Spanish airline came second in the rankings animals for three and a half years.The pigs were aged between of individual airlines, with 2.46 19 and 27 days old and were being million travelers, according to data transferred to a weaning room when from AENA. the incident took place in January UK insurance cheat who 2016 in Huércal-Overa, Almería.The claimed she was left video was shared widely on web bedbound with a work injury messaging service was caught out when she was filmed Whatsapp.Spanish police released graphic photographs of the crushed doing a bungee swing in Spain just four days later. Cleaner Noreen pigs. Murray, aged 31, claimed she had suffered a severe back injury that n a small town just to the west of left her bedbound for two days and Madrid, a cathedral is being built unable to walk or stand for than 30 minutes after lifting a heavy laundry – just as it has been for the past 56 years. It is a symbol of one man’s bag. Her claim against her bosses for the work injury amounted to more faith and dedication. Its creator is Justo Gallego, a 92-year-old former than £21,475 for loss of earnings monk now too frail to do much more and damages. But just four days after she claimed to have suffered than supervise the construction of her injury she was filmed in his idiosyncratic cathedral – an act of devotion he began in 1961 – and Valencia, Spain doing a bungee swing for Channel 4’s reality show chastise those women who dare to ‘CoachTrip’ At a hearing at enter the house of God wearing short skirts. He sits in an armchair in Manchester Crown Court, Murray, from Salford, admitted fraud by false the building site that is the cathedral’s nave, among the bags of representation. She was given a 10month jail term suspended for two sand, cement and render, and beneath bright frescoes showing the years and was ordered to be Annunciation and the Finding in the electronically tagged for four months and ordered to abide to a 8am to Temple. Swallows hurl themselves around the columns and galleries of 8pm curfew and pay a £100 his life’s work. But Gallego knows he surcharge. Her lawyer Michael is unlikely to live to see the cathedral Balmer added: "She does have a completed. “I’m drowning,” he says, bad back, previously stemming from tapping his chest. Gallego began the an earlier injury and she does have health issues and she is the mother project on 12 October 1961, the of young children." feast day of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, after tuberculosis forced him to



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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:




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

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

SUNDAY LUNCH: . 17THand JUNE: TraditionalSATURDAY Roast Beef Yorkshire Pudding LIVE MUSIC & DANCING! “TANGO SHOW” (other Dishes are Available), set menu of 3 dishes just 12€ From: 8.00pm Book your table in advance and and we have also PAELLA from buy your advance ticket 10€ pp in the Hotel and in13.00h Todo Papel .

SUNDAY 25TH JUNE: LIVE MUSIC! “JUAN LUIS & JESSY” From 2.00pm in the POOL BAR Spend the day by the pool with paella for lunch


10th NOVEMBER: NEW things FRIDAY at the Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta: LIVE MUSIC! “JACK CADE 4 Different Exquisite Tapas forREBELLION” 8€ Hamburgers : From 20.00h at the Terrace or Restaurant Steer meat 250gr / Angus meat 120gr / Vegetarians. SUNDAY NOVEMBER: OFFERS FOR26th BREAKFAST : COFFEE + CROISSANT or Cheese or Jam & Butter) = 3,40€ LIVE(Ham MUSIC! “JUKEBOX BANDITS” BACON AND EGGS + TOAST + JUICE = 5€ From 14.00h at the Terrace or Restaurant COFFEE + CHOCOLATE MUFFIN = 2,45€ NATURAL ORANGE JUICE + MIXED SANDWICH = 3,70€ .

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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:

CHRISTMAS AT RESTAURANTE MARIA & NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER IN THE BALL ROOM MONDAY 25TH DECEMBER: CHRISTMAS LUNCH OR DINNER, 35€ per person. Please book your table in advance and ask for your Menu at Reception. SUNDAY 31ST DECEMBER: -NEW YEARS EVE DINNER - LIVE MUSIC BY AIRE FLAMENCO 65€ per person 25€ children. Includes: Music, Drinks, Party Bags, Surprises and Lucky Grapes. Late night snacks included. Please book your table in advance and ask for your Menu at Reception. NEW YEARS EVE PARTY: Celebrate the New Year with the Chimes of the Clock & Party: Lucky Grapes + Party Bags + 1 Glass of Cava + 1 Spirit ........ 12€ Party only price (after midnight): Party Bags + 1 Spirit ... .... 7€ Free Cloakroom & Free Parking for Clients Info & Reservations: +34 952553535 Taxi Service available 24h

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


Ref:397 We speak your language

Árchez Ref:475

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Beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath peaceful country home with well established garden and stunning views down to the Mediterranean sea.

Wonderful cosy townhouse is the heart of Árchez with 2 bedrooms, both with en-suite and a great sized terrace with views down to the river.

A two bedroom country home in a stunning and peaceful location just on the edge of the Natural Park, complete with summer house perfect for guests!

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Cómpeta Ref: 334

Cómpeta Ref: 312

Spacious south facing 4 bed 2 bath townhouse located in the lower part of the village with easy access and parking close-by.

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Located on a quiet street accessible by car sits this quaint 2 bedroom townhouse with balcony to the front and a large roof terrace with views over the village and down to the sea.

Pretty country property set on a 10.000m2 plot of land, consisting of 2 bedrooms and cosy living area with fireplace.





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Every year, Mitch France, who organises the Canillas de Albaida Multicultural Night, invites the Action for Animals team to rattle our collection tins. This year we raised a fabulous €117. Earlier this year, Julia Ruane organised a Cake and Bake Day at El Pilon and raised a brilliant €828.13. Our Christmas stall, which was previously organised by our now retired Sandiey Anne, is always a great success, last year raising an outstanding €1508.71. Please come along and join in the fun this year on December 9th at the Paseo de las Tradiciones in Cómpeta. In addition to these events, some of our wonderful supporters raise money for us by collecting their loose change into one of our Action for Animals home collection tins, and several bars and shops in the area also support us by having one of our collection boxes on their counters.

ACTION 4 ANIMALS Fabulous Fundraising


t's November! Where did the summer go? No matter – let's njoy the cooler autumn weather and look forward to all those cosy winter nights in front of the fire. Our charity shop is now chock-a-block with autumn and winter clothes, shoes and boots, books, furniture and much more. Pop along and grab some bargains! We put new stock into the shop every day, there's tons to choose from and there's something for everyone. We defy you to leave empty-handed! And don't forget, our commission sales project is still operational, so if you'd like us to sell something valued at over €50 on your behalf we're happy to do so for just 25% of the agreed selling price. Contact us if you'd like more information.

thank all our hard working volunteers and everyone who donates goods to us and shops with us. Without you we wouldn't exist. But there are other people out there raising funds for Action for Animals in various ways and we'd like to give them all a mention and a huge thumbs up. Megan Furniss, our longest serving volunteer, organises a quiz for us during the winter months, which last month raised an amazing €213. The next one will be on November 15th at Bar Cerezo in Canillas de Albaida. It gets very busy so please book a table in advance and come along and support us.

Stuart Bland and his team also regularly raise funds for us via a quiz hosted by The Pavo Real, which last month raised a fantastic Our charity shop is our main means €210. of raising funds so we'd like to

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And let's not forget the infamous and very persuasive Kevin Deavin, who has sold thousands of euros worth of raffle tickets for us over the years. All this fundraising is vitally important to help us continue our work, as we receive no other funding from any other source. If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to be part of our fundraising team we'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch! Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, Cómpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Tuesday to Saturday Telephone 660586040 Follow us on Facebook: Action for Animals (UK/Spain)

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BUY A HOME SPAIN The Question: Local Static Office for the Few or World-wide Office for Everyone? ere is a question for all you people who want to sell a property. Do you think estate agents should spend lots of money on exhibitions and High Street offices or should it be spent on the Internet?


want to buy in Europe, in Spain, in the south of Spain, east of Málaga, in your town? Not many! And only a very few will see your home. Lots of people see offices, but how many of those people go inside and how many want to buy your property?

You may say 'Spend everywhere'. That would work, of course, but realistically, the money needs to be spent where it is most effective. In the past, local offices gave vendors confidence to list their properties for sale and, as with exhibitions, generated a certain amount of sales - but this gave very limited exposure, which was fine when there wasn't a better alternative. However, nowadays all this parochial marketing activity is at the expense of spending more money where potential buyers are concentrating their efforts – on the Internet.

More house-hunters than ever are now starting their search for a new home by looking online. Recent research revealed that usage of property portals in, for example, the UK, is now at a record high with 47% of the population having used a property search website in the last 12 months. Some 2.6m people in the U.K. browse property portals at least once a day. Other countries world-wide are similar.

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Buy A Home Spain over recent years has been moving towards global internet marketing whilst also increasing its local presence. The time has arrived for them to think even bigger and place more emphasis on activity that covers both the local and global markets – via the Internet.

In addition to the increased Internet emphasis, and effective from 1st November 2017, Buy A Home Spain, rather than being just one member of Top House Spain, has now taken total control of the Group, and via a new website (still called, it will expose your property more effectively to buyers from over 1,000 estate agents. For the time being at least, they are keeping one office, their head office in Torre del Mar. But what do you think? Should they spend more money on such local offices, or should they spend it reaching to buyers from many countries throughout Europe and beyond? They value your views and would love to hear from you. Please send your comments to Buy A Home Spain is Your Local Estate Agent - Worldwide

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Puente don Manuel:

3 Bed 2 Bath Countr y Villa (140m2 built, 3,221m2plot), totally reformed to a ver y high standard; it has a new roof, full electrical rewiring, new plumbing, damp-proof course, new f/f kitchen, 2 new bathrooms, UPVC doubleglazing throughout and a new floor. Accommodation: lounge with wood-burner fire, 3 double beds (master ensuite) & a family bathroom, gated driveway, ample parking, lots of outdoor space, a BBQ area, a garage (easily be converted to a bedroom) and a plunge pool.

Fantastic 3 Bed 2 Bath Country Villa, (149m2 built, 2,275m2 plot), private drive, ample parking, spectacular panoramic views, good access. Accommodation: on one level, spacious lounge/dining room with open-plan f/f kitchen, separate utilit y room, 3 double beds (master en-suite) & family bathroom. Wonderful covered terrace, various other terraces, mature gardens & an 8m x 4m swimming pool, all of which enjoy the spectacular views & a separate storage building.

Outstanding 4 Bed 3 Bath Villa, (131m2 built, 600m2 plot), in quiet and popular residential area, close to local amenities & 20 minutes to the beach. Gated driveway with parking, a variet y of terraces and gardens on all 4 sides of the propert y, including a fabulous covered terraced at the back, heated pool. Ground floor: entrance hall, spacious lounge/dining room (with glass doors to the covered terrace), f/f kitchen, a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and second bathroom. Upstairs there is a landing with 3 double bedrooms and the third bathroom.

Sales Price: 265,000¤ (NEW)

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Sales Price: 289,000¤ (NEW)

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Cortijo Romero: Spacious 4 Bed 3 Bath Villa (165m built, 900m plot), on one level, located, quiet urbanisation, close to all local amenities. Gated entrance, large plot, ample parking, car port, mature gardens, a variet y of terraces and a lovely pool. Accommodation: entrance hall, large lounge/dining room (with wood-burner), conser vatory, f/f kitchen, utilit y room, linen/airing cupboard, study, 4 double beds (master with dressing room & en-suite & bedroom 2 with en-suite) & family bathroom. Fabulous views.

Sales Price: 269,950¤ (NEW)

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Sales Price: 249,500¤ (NEW)

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Venta Baja:

Superb 3 Bed 2 Bath Villa (131m2 built, 488m2 plot). Accommodation: lounge/dining room, f/f kitchen and internal access to the garage, 3 double bedrooms (one with private terrace) & 2 bathrooms. Outside are the prett y established gardens, a fabulous large terrace area (both covered and uncovered) and the swimming pool which is heated.

3 Bed 2 Bath Villa (131m2 built, 787m2 plot), good access and close to all amenities. Accommodation: entrance hall, spacious lounge/dining room with log burning stove, A/C, glass doors to a spacious terrace, 3 good size double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and A/C, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), f/f kitchen & store room. The propert y is very private with a secure gated entrance. To the rear of the propert y is the swimming pool which is very private, a barbecu e area and a large store room.

Sales Price: 199,950¤ (GREAT VALUE!)

Sales Price: 199,950¤ (VERY SPACIOUS!)

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Marco Polo

Calle Jose Antonio 3 Cómpeta

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

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

Opening hours Mon-Sat 10am-2pm


Xmas Stock now arriving come and take a look. .

We still have the huge selection of greetings cards that will never change souvenir’s,gifts, helium balloons etc. Don’t forget we take Passport photos We have Second hand books, New Books and a Book Exchange is Available. We are the place to buy your maps and walking routes of the area. To advertise call 637 028 873

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Real Estate Inmobiliaria :952553326 & 638290546 :657661629

Calle Llano 9 , Cรณmpeta

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Construcciones en General Luis Construction Repairs; Maintenance of swimming pool; Gardening; Electric; Plumbing; Painting and Others services Telf: (0034) 657 66 16 29 / 952 55 33 26 / 638 29 05 46 To advertise call 637 028 873

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AXARQUIA SOLICITORS Time to Update Your Will in Spain


any of our clients ask us whether or not it would be advisable to make a new Will, when many years have passed since the signing of the last one or when their circumstances have changed considerably since their last Will was made.

is the latest one signed during the life of the deceased, so it should echo the circumstances surrounding the testate in his later years. Obviously a Will made by a person in their 40´s would not be the same as one made by an 80 year old. The provisions made ​at 40 in many cases do not conform to those made at 80. Therefore, we recommend that anyone from 70Our advice is that whenever 75 years old, who has not yet personal circumstances, or the signed a Will should do so, and situation with any of the testator's those who made one years ago, property, have changed and whose circumstances have significantly, it is appropriate to changed significantly, should grant a new Will. By signing an consider updating it by making a updated Will, you can avoid later disputes between your heirs, and it new one. is the most economical, effective The process for preparing a new and rapid way to ensure fair Will in Spain is relatively simple, distribution of the estate of the provided you count on the advice deceased. of an attorney who can advise and It is important to keep in mind that prepare the documents for you. It conditions are continually changing is best to make the Will in English over the years, and these changes and Spanish with double columns so that the testator can clearly see should be reflected in a Will. Therefore, it is advisable to update the content of what is being signed. and adapt it to reflect the present personal circumstances. Another point that raises many It is important to note that Spanish doubts for people is the cost of making a Will. In Spain it is law states that the only valid Will,

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relatively cheap compared to other countries. In our case the total all inclusive cost is 150€. This covers client meetings, and information gathering, preparation of the document, assistance at the notary, and VAT, so at this economic price there is no excuse not to make your Will now. José Manuel Garzón – Senior Partner For more detailed information on this topic or for a free meeting to discuss your personal circumstances in more detail, please contact us by e-mail: or by phone at 952 901 225. Axarquía Solicitors is part of Marbellasolicitors SLP, a group of multilingual lawyers and tax experts that have more than 15 years experience assisting foreign buyers and vendors in Andalucía, both on the coast and inland. See advert opposite.

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

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

of May.

Wills Inheritance Property Purchases LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Company Incorporations Taxes for non-residents

Spring has arrived!

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

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

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

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

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

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he wonderful community of Competa and it's surrounding villages once again, gave tremendous support for the fundraising at the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning. This was held on 29th September where almost two hundred people came along to Lorena Restaurant, Competa to enjoy tea and coffee together with an amazing selection of delicious home-made cakes. Kevin's raffle generously sponsored by over forty local businesses together with Liz's tombola table, the largest to date with a display of over one hundred and thirty donated gifts, heavily contributed to the amount raised, at the time of going to press 3,000 euros This is to be shared equally between MacMillan Cancer Support, UK and Cudeca Hospice Cancer Care, Spain. Thank you to my special team of

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volunteers, to everyone who baked a cake, to all the local businesses who supported the raffle and tombola and to everyone who came along to support our event. Sponsors of 2017 world's biggest coffee morning raffle & major tombola prizes Andalucian Experience Pavo Real Angeala Curtis Restaurante El Pilon Azuage Asesoria Ceramica la Posada Sam Benson Meson El Recreo Bistro 6 La Reciproca La Bodega Casa Roble Finca El Cerrillo Sue Robinson CafĂŠ Competa Salamandra Competa Holidays Samu Salud Competa Properties Sugar & Spice

Competa Yoga La Taperia Coviran Supermercado Tin Tin Linda Dryburgh Todo Papel Gill Feasey Edwards Trailblazers Sergio Fernandez Properties Vicki Turner Thomas Gant Venta de Palma Bar Teteria Hierbabuena Inside Out Jara Fruitera Lise Jay, Nerja Jill Caldwell La Esquina de Miguel La Taberna de Oscar Lana O'Reilly Casa Paco Restaurante El Pampano Cindy Jones Cudeca Volunteer Competa.

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

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Under New Ownership

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

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hairdresser/beautician among other services. The bungalows will be cleaned daily and special attention will be given to security and privacy. There will be staff at hand 24 hours a day. The lifestyle you can enjoy, is one where you can choose what kind of life you wish. Your only worry will not be the thought on how to occupy your day, but on deciding what to do each day among the many activities.

RETIREMENT VILLAGE A Well Deserved Retirement


e want to introduce you to a new way to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. We plan a new way of life for you. We pretend to do so through nature, a new environment and by enjoying the privilege of the nearby sea. The project is offered for retired over fifties that are still able to carry an independent way of life. Our retirement village has the firm purpose of obtaining excellence in the quality of our services and by the human quality of our staff. Our entire project is orientated to offer prospective buyers, independence and the intimacy of owning their own villa and enjoying the care and services that their age may require. Our philosophy is keep achieving the high standards we have offered our clients in the different enterprises we have been involved in. Not only our objective is to offer the care and attention that prospective buyers may require but

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The residence will have training programs, gym and craft shops and a special committee will be set to decide upon new activities. Also outside gym machines will be in place for your use, a vegetable garden will be designed to host all kind of vegetables as you will be in the vegetable garden of Spain and Europe. Hiking will be another option, with many paths and sceneries to walk and visit from the complex. Aside from the mentioned activities we have secured special deals with different businesses; as for example the golfing resort of Lorca.

to allow each resident of the retirement village to keep being the main characters of their story, by enjoying luxurious commodities and Our retirement village is specially full board accommodation. designed for over fifties, or less depending on the circumstances. The location of such a development This is done in a way to be is in the Mediterranean coast, the independent enough to carry on area known as Costa Cรกlida in the with your own life but enjoying all of Eastern Spanish province of our services. Doing so in order for Murcia. you to go through the different stages of the years to come, Set out in the vicinity of a small growing old in a common village named Ramonete, which environment of a small community. belongs to the region of the historic But being able to retire to your own city of Lorca. In a privileged location privacy by having at your disposal a between mountain ranges and very villa or detached bungalow. These close to the sea. Being seven will be characterized by privacy, kilometers of white sand beaches in high standards and necessities one of the last virgin places left in covered as you grow old. All of the Mediterranean. them being covered without having to leave the villa resort except for The exclusive complex will offer the critical or necessary cases. high standard appliances and furniture of high quality. Services Every individual bungalow will be will consist on medical care (being delivered fully furnished and fully provided by Camposol Health equipped kitchen with all of the Clinic), a library, a restaurant, a necessary electrical appliances of cafeteria and a high standard. Every purchaser

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however will be able to bring all of their personal furniture, decorative items etc that they want. All of this will be allocated in a sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. The same applies for the couples bungalow or villa. The space for these will be double in the future need of converting these into two individual villas. The nearby village has a Medical Centre and 24 hour emergency room. Along with a great hospital in the close-by city of Lorca “Rafael Méndez” and amenities (local police station, pharmacy, supermarket, shops, restaurants and bars).

pool that we mentioned before. A geriatric nurse in case of need or help. Prívate security. Library. A café. A vehicle when in case if need. Attention twenty four seven. Individual services: Costs of their own private use like: Telephone, water, electricity etc.

The residence will have a number of buildings. These will provide different services which include a medical area, reception & administration, café, restaurant, all The set monthly rates will be similar purpose rooms (hairdressers, esthetician, massage, rehab to the ones that you would have to cover in a classical residence, with therapy, indoor gym, and shop). Covered swimming pool (heated in the difference that here this rates the winter) and open in the summer, will be at cost price. Giving the walking and sport areas (outside owner right to: A doctor, a gym machines), vegetable gardens physiotherapist, nurse and social and observatory to the sea. worker one hour a day. The daily cleaning of his private villa and the Medical care will be provided by rest of the common areas and finally a year round open swimming Camposol Health Clinic which

specializes in treating with excellent care English speaking communities. They will assist you (as part of the services included in the monthly fee), as many times you require a gp, redirect you to a specialist that you may require and the use of the nurse in charge of the nursing station in any matter at that level. In case of further need of assistance such as surgical operation the resident may choose between having the operation at a private hospital redirected straight from the clinic (surgical operations will not be covered by the monthly fee) or at a public hospital with no fee at all (EU member). This really is a fantastic opportunity to have stress free life nearing retirement, enjoy this special place, we are waiting for you. See advert below

1 Bed Detached Bungalow For Sale Stunning views and tranquil surroundings Single and double villas: Build size approx 37 sq meters, terrace 24 sq meters Covered swimming pool (heated in the winter) and open in the summer Disabled features and on call medical staff nearby

Retirement Village, Costa Cálida, Murcia, Spain from £75,531 (€85,000)

Staff on hand 24 hours a day Monthly service charge cost per month is approximately 100.00€ Secure complex with 24 hour security 0208 214 1106 London office 0034 652087289 Spanish office

For further information use link below

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websites. Exclusive properties with an asking price of €800,000 or over pay a small premium of €181.50 due to the work involved in expertly describing properties such as these. Creative Property Marketing are thrilled with the recommendations they get month after month from very happy sellers who tell their friends, neighbours and anyone who will listen about how they sold their property and paid out under €300 to do so!



reative Property Marketing are a wellestablished advertising agency, specialising in private property sales. The business is based just inland from Malaga city and helps owners sell their properties all over Spain (to include the islands). It provides sellers with a cost effective and very successful way to sell their home – finding buyers that, historically would be challenging to find. Creative Property Marketing is a registered Spanish SL and Sarah and David Rick, the owners of the company, help hundreds of sellers at any one time to sell their homes privately. The advertising reaches an audience of millions around the world, 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year, with the advertising campaign running for 12 months. This approach to selling Spanish property may be rather unique but this does not mean it is complicated – quite the opposite! The sellers provide photographs via email or send through a memory stick by post, the sellers answer questions about their home, a superb property description is produced for them

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(with sellers having the opportunity to proof read and ask for changes). Then the description/advert with up to 40 photographs is loaded onto the world's leading property sales websites. What is clever about Creative Property Marketing's work is; they give sellers the opportunity to advertise privately on websites that are not available to the generalpublic. Using the advertising agency, gets their property featured on Kyero, Think Spain, Prime Location, Zoopla Overseas, The Move Channel, Spanish Property Insight and the list goes on… 'House-hold' brands that are always at the top of any Google property search around the globe (translated into umpteen languages). There is an advertising package for everyone: Standard Package - pay just €296.45 for 12 months advertising on the 20 prime property sales websites. Global Plus - pay a little more, €477.95 and bolt on a huge bunch of truly global websites to increase the advertising campaign to 190

In more recent months, Mark Stucklin, a leading property sales journalist invited Creative Property Marketing to feature on his website; Spanish Property Insight. This was a real honour. Mark loved the Creative concept and the professional approach delivered by Sarah and David. He helps sellers of property, all over Spain with a multitude of problems. If you visit the Spanish Property Insight website you will be amazed what topics Mark talks about, all affecting how Spanish homes will sell today and in the future. Economics, property law and politics are just a few of the subjects written about. You can ask him questions also! The unique, approachable, professional and friendly way Creative Property Marketing work really interested Mark and their presence on his website gives balance. It provides his readers with another way to sell their Spanish homes alongside the traditional method. Visit the website of Creative Property Marketing on:

Phone them for a no obligation chat on: 0034 951 40 02 28. Or send them an email:

You are likely to be intrigued and impressed with what you find out. Equally see their advert on the opposite page.

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Sellers can pay for 12 months advertising on 20 websites for €296.45 or on 190 websites for €477.95. (Properties with asking prices of €800.000 or more, pay an additional €181.50 due to the work involved to create the description). Our seller's properties are advertised on high profile property sales websites: Kyero, Prime Location, Think Spain, The Move Channel, Spanish Property Insight and the list goes on. Our Global Plus package gives truly international coverage.

Visit: Phone: 0034 951 40 02 28 Email: To advertise call 637 028 873

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Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante Plaza Almijara, Competa

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

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

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

10% Discount on other purchases with this advert

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609436537 or email Carretera. Almeria 194D, Benajarafe, 29790 Our NEW OFFICES are now open in Benajarafe.



3 bedroom, 2 bathroom village house with balcony and roof terrace



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Hard working people to join anamazing team, working for a reputable company of 93 years, choose your hours. The more you put in, the more you get out.

No Risk Guaranteed. Telephone Linda on 659375603 for more details.

SECOND TIME AROUND Linda and Geoff are back! fter finding that retirement was not for us yet (as the name suggests) we have opened “SECOND Time Around”, selling other peoples “once loved” items on a commission basis.


prices. As before our cards are the best quality for price in the Axarquia Area. On this note we invite anyone to order personal Christmas cards, we need your order before 14th November, for delivery on 22nd November.

Which is also keeping us in contact with our loyal customers, who also became friends from when we owned Arkwrights. The icing on the cake was when Hilde decided to join us as well in our new venture, giving us time to semi retire.

We look forward to seeing you all and welcome you to have a good old browse with new stock arriving daily.

As well as selling second hand items, we are also a local distributor for Kleeneze and due to ever popular demand we are continuing to sell our usual quality Greetings Cards at amazing

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Our hours of opening are Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm. Looking forward to seeing you all Second Time Around!!! Linda, Geoff and Hilde. See advert above

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Health & Beauty Rebeccah Curtis ITEC BEAUTY THERAPY inc... Facial Treatments Waxing Laser Hair Removal Pedicures / Manicures Microdermabrasion

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

Special Menu and Regular menu Corkage Available Kitchen Open: 12.00 to 3.30pm & 7.00 to 10.30pm For reservations call 951 832 817


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

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

Booking Highly recommended

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

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TOTAL SATELLITE INSTALLATIONS WANT SATELLITE T.V CHANNELS? Have you lost BBC1,2,3,4 ITV, CH4, BBC New & BBC Radio? THEN HAVE IT BACK THROUGH SATELLITE To move your own dish and supply a new digibox - ONE OFF PRICE €280

UK IPTV is the answer! No dish required All UK channels including Sport & Films Catch Up TV On Demand Movies

Call Phil or Nigel on: 629 556 266 or email: To advertise call 637 028 873

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Cรณmpeta Walking Festival 21st - 24th September

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Townhouse close to Competa centre Competa - €88,500 - T707

Characterful rustic house Canillas de Albaida - €239,000 - RC580

Good sized townhouse in walking distance to Competa centre. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large roof terrace with views

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom rustic style property with gallery bedroom, pool, outside terracing and lovely country views.

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

Villa with spectacular mountain & country views - Competa - €239,000 - V540

Villa on popular development close to Competa - Competa - €430,000 - V539

Villa with 2 bedroom, 2 en suite bathrooms and pool. Large terrace area affording spectacular views to the mountains and surrounding countryside.

3 bedroom villa in popular location with breathtaking views to the coast. Gated entrance, terrace, swimming pool and sauna. (+34) 952 553 860 (+34) 620 914 104 or (+34) 628 776 226

BODEGAS BENTOMIZ Wines & Lunches & Christmas


t's been an exciting year at Bodegas Bentomiz, the winery just above Sayalonga. Their Ariyanas wine range has got attention, at home (Málaga, Madrid, Barcelona) and abroad (especially the UK and Norway) with Masters of Wine such as Pedro Ballesteros, Julia Harding, Rose Murray Brown, and Merete Bø giving them excellent reviews.

The public enthusiasm has encouraged expansion. This summer saw the launch of Mountain Wine & Music summer events, with a classical pianist, flamenco artists, jazz bands and a soul quartet performing beside the bodega. Between sets guests enjoyed wine and gourmet tapas. With the vines so beautifully serenaded I'm sure this year's wines will be better than ever! Private bookings, such as Both Winery Tours and Winebirthday parties, are possible, Tastings, and the Gourmet 3 or 5 though interested parties should course lunches, are hugely book ahead. The winery is popular. On trip advisor reviews in normally open to the public from English, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Wednesday to Sunday all year, Russian, Polish and more have with tours and tastings at 12.30 titles like: which finish just before lunch at 2.00. “A Day to Remember”, “Fantastic Food & Wine in a Gorgeous “We've helped many agencies Setting”, offer something different,” Andre said. “Once, when two firms “Ekstraordinær oplevelse”, “Zeer made special arrangements, we indrukwekkend” and “Fantastisk” did 3 services in one day – 105

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visitors!” All the guests were very happy … and so were we! … but there were a lot of wine glasses to wash! Now we are talking with a wedding planner about holding the ceremony here, next year, which will be terrific!” First there is Christmas, of course. Will Chefs André and Juan be cooking up something special? Of course! The Bodega will be opening as normal right through the Christmas season. But on Christmas Day and New Year's Day they will offer a gourmet 7course menu matched with the Ariyanas, and other superb wines, along with live music in the winesalon. This has to be the classiest way in Málaga to celebrate Christmas or welcome the New Year! See advert opposite

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

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

León Blanco Antigüedades y más FURNITURE, ANTIQUES & DECORATION

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





For more info contact ROGER: 648025901 KEITH 607 441 959 or RUSS 654 184 242 competaroger@ Maggie 952464378 TEL: Paul 657081492 To advertise call 637 028 873or


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All Inclusive walking tours and Walking Club

Competa Walking Club

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

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

COFFEE IN SPAIN - THE DIFFERENT TERMS A Café Sombra in Malaga but a Manchada outside the Malaga Province


here are ten different ways of ordering in the province of Malaga and they all depend on the amount of coffee used. SOLO (BLACK): 100% coffee. LARGO (EXTRA STRONG): 90% coffee, 10% milk. SEMILARGO (STRONG): 80% coffee. SOLO CORTO (EXPRESSO): 60% coffee. MITAD (HALF AND HALF):# 50% coffee, 50% milk. ENTRECORTO (SEMI-SHORT): 40% coffee, 60% milk. CORTO (SHORT): 30% coffee, 70% milk. SOMBRA (SHADOW): 20% coffee, 80% milk. NUBE (CLOUD): 10% coffee, 90% milk. However here are other ways to order coffee that is recognised throughout all of Spain!

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Café solo: Espresso, the standard form of coffee in Spain. If it's too strong, you can order it with added water (con agua caliente ), but depending on the barista, they might scoff! Café con leche: Espresso with milk. This is the most popular form of coffee in Spain, and you'll find a decent cup in most cafés. Cortado: Espresso with a drop of milk. Sometimes called cafe manchado (stained coffee), not to be mistaken with leche manchada, which we'll get to in a moment. (NB: for reasons that may puzzle Spanish coffee aficionados for years to come, in Barcelona, the difference between a cafe con leche and a cortado has been lost. Therefore, you will find your Barcelonan cortado to be a lot milkier than elsewhere in the country. If you want to order a cortado in Barcelona like in the rest of Spain trying asking for a cortado con poca leche—or "a coffee with a little milk". In Germany, there is an erroneous tendency to sell a drink called a "café cortado" which is actually a café bonbon—see below).

milk. This is more like coffeeflavored milk than a "proper" coffee. Not very common, though it is more popular in the south (like in Seville, for example). Café descafeinado: Decaff coffee. You can ask for it from the machine (de maquina) or from a sachet (de sobre). Café con hielo: An espresso and a glass of ice. You're supposed to pour the espresso over the ice. Obviously, this is popular beverage during the hot summer months. Café bonbon: Espresso with sweetened condensed milk. Sometimes referred to as a café cortado condensada. A mix of half normal milk and half sweetened condensed milk is called a leche y leche. Cafe bonbon con hielo: Same as above, but poured over ice. It's the sort of thing Starbucks would call a Super Duper Wacky Frappuccino or something (and charge you twice the price).

Leche manchada: Or "stained milk", i.e. a little coffee and a lot of

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

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Sunset Properties and he has already become quite an asset to his non-Spanish speaking customers. Jamie can organise and sort a problem quickly, help arrange car ITVs, talk to car garages about work being done and help with translation and organisation of Insurance claims. It's not only Denise that can recommend him he has testimonials and references to prove his workmanship and credibility, please read some of them below. “We had a problem at our villa with the drains and Jamie came to sort the job immediately. He was very quick and very efficient. He solved the problem and sourced the necessary equipment required. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone”. Mick Boothroyd

JMS SERVICES Maintenance and Services Servicios y mantenimientos


ometimes you don't need a big construction job doing, sometimes you just need a chimney building, or a wall constructing, a pool cleaned or a garden maintained. Sometimes you don't need to call a large company just somebody that you trust that can help with those every day or one off needs. This is exactly what Jaime thought, so he has set up JMS Services. He is certainly not lacking in experience, credibility or knowledge. Last month I met Jaime properly for the first time. I have known the family for years as Jaime's mum owns Sunset Properties. His whole family, including his grandparents have lived in Competa for over 17 years.

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Jaime went to school and college in Spain, he speaks fluent Spanish and for the last 10 years he has had a varied work experience. He has worked for two of the major construction companies in Competa and also spent 18 months helping his step-dad build their own home which required lots of demolition and rebuilding. He spent 2 years working for a coastal company as a Maintenance Manager. Now it's time to work for himself. Over the last 10 years he has built up both experience and contacts with reliable plumbers, electricians and builders and feels fully equipped to offer a full maintenance service for all you home and everyday needs. Denise his mum already passes on work from her clients she has met through her company

“I first met Jamie nearly 5 years ago when he was working for a local builder. Over the past few years Jamie has carried out various construction projects for us and each time I am always amazed with his knowledge. Each project had been well thought through and set up before construction. I have nothing but praise for Jamie and his work. I would not hesitate to ask Jamie to do more work for me and I am delighted to fully recommend him and his work to others. You will not be disappointed.” Peter Slater Jamie has recently set up a Face book page which shows some of the work he has done, see his advert opposite for his contact details…. He looks forward to hearing from you! See Advert Opposite

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JMS Services Maintenance and Services Servicios y Mantenimientos

We offer a full maintenance service for all of your home and everyday needs. We can help you with: Small building jobs Electrical & Plumbing Metal works/Welding Garden & Pool Maintenance Handy Man Services Painting & Decorating Septic Tank Issues Car ITV assistance and much more, call me for a quote We cover the areas:Native English Competa, Canillas de Albaida, & Fluent Spanish Archez, Salares, Sedella, Canillas de Aceituno, Corumbela, Arenas, Sayalonga, Torrox, Algarrobo and all the countryside in between�.

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QUE TAL Creative and Fusion Kitchen We want inform our dear guests and dear friends that we're moving from Sayalonga to Competa Av. Canillas s/n. Opening soon in the month of November. We are very much looking forward to receiving your in our new little Que Tal and we will take every effort to serve you our creative and fusion specialities. Tel 681 04 09 76

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SMOOTHIES A Delicious and Healthy Drink


hat are the best fruits to put in a smoothie if you want to get the most antioxidants in one serving? All fresh fruits are good options. Firstly, aim to consume at least two portions of fruit a day, but you can happily increase that to four. Remember fruits are also typically nutritious in a variety of other ways. They contain fiber, have vitamins and minerals that are not necessarily antioxidants, and have naturally occurring phyto-chemicals unique to foods. The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston has developed an assay called ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), which qualifies the antioxidant capacity of foods. Fresh blueberries have a high level of ORAC, 2 400 per 100g.

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Bass Recipe 3 Medium ripe bananas 750ml low fat yoghurt 3 tablespoons honey Blend together and store in the fridge Makes 4 portions Hangover Soother Add: 4 large pieces of seeded watermelon 1 kiwi fruit (either juiced or blended without the skin, which adds more pulp) Juice of half a lime 2 hulled strawberries, cut into eighths Ice, to serve Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with a thin spear made from the watermelon rind. Why? This mix contains ultrahydrating watermelon, vitamin B3-rich kiwi fruit, vitamin Cpacked lime and antioxidant-rich strawberries. Keeping the

watermelon seeds in ups the antioxidant content further, plus watermelon is very high in vitamin A, great for a detox. Immunity Booster Add: 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger Half tbsp cayenne pepper Juice of 1 lemon Juice of 1 green apple Blend all ingredients until smooth. Why? Packed with warming spices to ward off bacteria. Ginger is a strong antioxidant and antimicrobial agent. It's also good for fever and headaches, while cayenne pepper's B vitamins, zinc and vitamins C and E ease sore throats. Mood Lifter Add: Half mango pitted and peeled 8 fresh blueberries 1 tsp ground flax seeds

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Juice of half a lemon 1 tsp omega-3 oils Ice, to serve

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and a pineapple leaf.

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with lemon and fresh blueberries.

Why? The mint in this 'breakfast drink' both soothes and stimulates, while the B vitamins in avocado, fennel and pineapple calm the nervous system. Fennel promotes the function of the kidneys and liverFree Web Content, while settling digestive system spasms associated with stress.

Why? By adding a teaspoon of oil as well as the natural oil of some ground flaxseeds you can help your body combat mood swings. Ground flaxseeds are a great source of B vitamins, protein, zinc and omega-3 essential fats that aid brain function and balance blood sugar levels, thus balancing your mood. Stress Buster Add:8 leaves of fresh mint 2 quarter-slices of avocado, skinned Half cup fresh roughly chopped fennel 1 cup pineapple juice (fresh if possible) Ice, to serve

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Good Smoothies Are NutrientDense & Contain Fat The best smoothies are made with natural, all real, nutrientdense ingredients that provide vitamins and oils necessary for good more complete nutrition. Fat is required for biological functions and is burned by your body for energy. A truly healthy smoothie should have some dietary fat for the body to use in assimilating the vitamins. Simply blending a banana with ice and

skim milk does provide a great deal of benefits or nutrients. Smoothies Help Keep You Hydrated A smoothie for breakfast helps you get hydrated for the day, something soda and coffee won't do. Since your body pulls water from many foods in order to stay hydrated, you won't have to drink water when you're sipping on a smoothie (especially a homemade one without sugar). Milk and yogurt are largely water, so if your smoothie is dairy-based, you'll quench your thirst. In hot weather, add some ice cubes to the blender for extra water. The best way to get nutrition is from food, and consuming a healthful smoothie every day gives you most of your nutrition in one proven, delicious dosage.

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DESSERT WINES The Perfect Way to End Your Meal


f you ask any group of wine enthusiasts what they think of dessert wines, you are likely to get mixed reactions. Some wine drinkers wouldn't think of "insulting" their palate with sweet or fortified wines, while others wouldn't dare end a meal without a delightful dessert wine. As with many things in the wonderful world of wine, there are many degrees of taste involved.

However, if the wine is sweeter than the dessert, taking a bite of dessert will actually calm the sweetness of the wine somewhat.

choices of fortified dessert wines.

There are also several nonfortified wines which may be used as dessert wines in some instances, such as Moscato d'Asti Finding dessert wines to go well with chocolate desserts can pose and Vin Santo (of Italian origin) a great challenge, since it's rare to and Sauternes or Champagne Doux (from France). find a dessert wine that is richer and sweeter than a chocolate How Dessert Wines are Made dessert. Grapes destined to be made into dessert wines are harvested when Types of Dessert Wines they are at a higher sugar content The very definition of a dessert than table wine grapes. Their Dessert wines are very sweet, and wine is the topic of debate in the ageing process is halted before all are typically much thicker and wine community. In the United of the sugar is able to ferment, richer than table wines. The States, the legal definition of a servings of dessert wines are dessert wine is one that is fortified leaving a distinct residual sweetness. Then, either much smaller than table wines. and contains more than 15% additional alcohol (usually brandy) They are usually served with alcohol by volume. However, dessert following a meal because many people believe that it is the is added to make fortified wine, or the immature wine is concentrated the sweetness of dessert wines sugar content that makes the complements the sweetness of distinction. After all, some fortified to condense the alcohol content. desserts. wines with more than 15% alcohol Though choosing a dessert wine are in fact aperitifs, meant to be Like any wine and food pairing, it's consumed before eating, not after. can seem intimidating, it's actually a very enjoyable process. They essential to pair dessert wines tend to be more expensive than with foods that they will balance Sherry is perhaps the most welltable wines, but they also last nicely. Dessert wines should known of dessert wines. It is much longer due to the small always be sweeter than the typically made in Spain. Port portions. When you find a dessert dessert with which they are follows closely in popularity as a wine that you enjoy you will never served. The reason for this is that well-known dessert wine want to end a meal without it if your dessert is sweeter than the originating in Portugal. Marsala again. wine, the wine will taste bitter after (from Italy) and Madeira (from you take a bite of dessert. Portugal) are other popular David Cowley

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We will be closed for holidays from 6th November untill 21st November.

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!

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

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STORING WINE Get the Best Out of Your Wine


ver the years, wine consumption has become more and more popular. With more and more money going into wine both as an investment and for later consumption, the history of the wine will always be in question. With this in mind, many people often wonder how they can properly store their wine and take care of it at the same time. How you store your wine is extremely important. If you store it right it can lead to euphoria, while if you store it wrong it can lead to depression. When you tear into a bottle of wine that has properly been stored, it can be glorious indeed, while tearing into bottle of poorly stored wine can be quite the letdown. Often times, drinking a bottle of wine that was poorly stored is much like drinking vinegar. To properly store wine, you’ll need to meet several factors, such as humidity, temperature, lighting, the cleanliness of your storage area, the angle of the bottle while it is stored, and the vibration of the bottle on the rack. The temperature is the most important, as you should keep it around 50 degrees at all times. This way, the

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lower temperature can help to age the wine. If there are any fluctuations in the temperature, you should make sure that it happens slowly. As long as the temperature doesn’t go to high and it fluctuates slowly, your wine should be ok. The proper level of humidity for storing wine should be around 70%, although it is perfectly accepted to keep it 10% above or below the 70% level. If you have too high of a humidity temperature, the labels can easily rot or mold, which can affect the wine’s value. On the other hand, if the humidity gets too low, around 50%, the cork could shrink and bring air into the wine, which would ruin it in little to no time at all. The angle that wine is stored is important as well. If the wine stays in contact with the cork during storage, the cork won’t dry out. If the wine doesn’t stay in contact with the cork, the cork could dry out and allow air into the wine. You should also strive to keep the wine out of the light, as light can ruin any type of wine. Light causes the wine to age prematurely, making it in your best interest to store wine in a dark location.

from sediment, you should also store wine in a location that is free of vibration. If you store wine in places that are free from vibration, it will give the sediment in the bottle ample time to settle. Vibrations are never a good thing for wine, as the sediment becomes unsettled and can ruin the wine or shake it to the point where it tastes horrible. To protect the quality and investment of your wine, storage and care is very important. Storing it in a proper location will also bring the best taste. In the world of wine, nothing is more disappointing than waiting several years to open a bottle of fine wine, only to find that it is nothing but vinegar. You can prevent this from happening though, by taking care of your wine. Wine isn’t hard to care for or storeFeature Articles, it just takes the right conditions and location. Everyone loves some fine wine every now and then which is why storage and care is so very important these days.

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

Mov: 617 066 855

El unico restaurante en Competa

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

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

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


Best views to the coast

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

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

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pounds less pressure. Finally, daily stretching keeps muscles flexible and maintains good range of motion in you joints. Talk with your doctor about your plan to work out so that she and you can track your progression and tweak your weekly routine for the best result.

WHY DO WE EXERCISE A Heathly Mind and Body


hy do you exercise? To lose weight? Protect your health? Tone your body from head to toe?* Maybe you want to build strength and stamina to play with your kids or grandkids or to continue to enjoy your favourite physical activity, whether that’s hiking, kayaking or golf. Maybe you work out to improve your memory. Improve memory? Yep. Research shows that exercise strengthens not only your body but your brain. And if that doesn’t blow your mind, we have a few more scientific findings that might. 1. Exercise can help you achieve life balance. How many times have you heard someone say, I just don’t have time to exercise? Sure, life is busy. Especially now that we have mobile devices that allow anyone and everyone—the office, the kids, the spouse--to contact us anywhere, anytime, day or night. Work intrudes on home life and home interferes with work. So…taking time out of your busy day to exercise is going to help, you ask? The answer is, yes. Research surveyed 476 working adults and found that those who worked out regularly felt they were more capable of creating

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balance between home and office. The researchers speculate that because exercise takes you out of those environments, it allows you to psychologically detach from those places and their demands. It gives you some space to refresh and achieve a little mind-body balance. The scientists also point out that working out makes us feel good about ourselves. And when we feel good about ourselves we’re much better at untangling any conundrum. 2. Exercise can slow arthritis and reduces pain. Don’t let painful joints keep you from your Curves workout. Regular exercise will not only slow the progression of arthritis, it will help ease the pain. Hard to believe, right? If your joints are damaged, why would you subject them to the pressures of exercise? Because you’ll be happier if you do. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in America recommends exercise as "one of the best treatments for osteoarthritis." By strengthening the muscles that support your joints you’re transferring workload from your joints to your muscles, which not only slows damage but relieves pain. Regular exercise, also helps you manage your weight—fewer

3. Exercise can help improve and restore memory. Remember this benefit from the beginning of this piece? If not, you might want to go work out. Research has previously shown that aerobic exercise, like running, boosts memory, but a recent study at Georgia Tech found that resistance training, like the Curves circuit, also sharpens recall. Participants in the study were given 90 images to look at and then were divided into two groups: one that performed 50 reps on a leg extension machine and a control group that went through the motions but didn’t exert any effort. Forty-eight hours later, both groups were given 180 images to look at—a mix of 90 new images and the 90 previously viewed photos. The nonexercisers remembered 50 percent of the photos and the exercisers scored 60 percent. More news about the brainbuilding power of exercise comes out of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where, in 2012 researchers put 41 stroke patients on a six-month exercise program that included walking and resistance workouts. At the end of the program, the patients showed improvements in memory, language, thinking, and judgment by almost 50 percent.

Add these rewards to the many reasons that you exercise regularly and post them on your fridge. We guess you won’t miss too many workouts. Claire Kowalchik

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

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

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Come into my showroom - Can’t sell your house. - Just moved in. - Need a change of style. - Just need some tips and advise. - Need help with choosing & buying the soft furnishings etc Maybe I can help. .





Please call me for more details anytime. 0049/151 4048 52 64 - Andrea Slater The below photos are taken from a home which had been for sale for a over a year. The owner saw the above advert in The Grapevine Magazine and called Andrea for help. The before and after photos show Andreas work and within 2 weeks the house sold!

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El Cortijo

Bar & Restaurante Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: 952 553 647,

Mov: 617 066 855


El unico restaurante en Competa

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

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

! !

Sunday 24th December - Closed .

Christmas Day - Open all day .

New Years Eve 45 euros p/person .

New Years Day - Open all day .

Call for more details .

Booking highly recommended

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

Best views to the coast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Located next to the Town Hall in Competa

Antonio and Belen welcome you to their Bar and Restaurant

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

Open 9am until late Kitchen open 11-4pm & 7pm-11pm Closed Tuesdays - Tel: 952 51 60 43

Closed from 6th November to 21st Inclusive To advertise call 637 028 873

Pavo Real

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

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

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

CLOSED for holidays 6th-10th November inclusive open Saturday 11th, business as usual!

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1. Gazelle (8) 5. Sleeping sickness carrier (6) 9. Shears (8) 10. Rehearsal (6) 12. Extemporaneous (9) 13. Artillery burst (5) 14. Blowgun missile (4) 16. Bowling pin (7) 19. Munitions (7) 21. Jab (4) 24. Geeky (5) 25. Namelessness (9) 27. A vast multitude (6) 28. Statuette (8) 29. Really enjoy (6) 30. A national legislative assembly (8)

1. Assault (6) 2. Twits (6) 3. Lariat (5) 4. Protective wall (7) 6. A form of physical comedy (9) 7. Example (8) 8. Worker (8) 11. Rumple (4) 15. Having no known name (9) 17. Defrauder (8) 18. Partsong (8) 20. Petty quarrel (4) 21. Condition (7) 22. Manly (6) 23. Woody parts of plants (6) 26. Not old (5)

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1. What is the name of the band that backs up Bobby 'Boris' Pickett in the song Monster Mash? 2. Which two tempermental and disagreeable old men, who appear to rise above the others, are named after two famous New York City hotels? 3. The name for which indispensable part of the Indian cuisine means "the fragrant one"? 4. The name of which music style is also that of a nymph in Greek mythology? 5. Which famous male actors last screen appearance was a role in the following films? One point for each correct answer. a. Road To Perdition b. The Shootist c. The Misfits 6. 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 250, 6 and 7 are all hair raising examples of what? 7. Which two Cornelius Ryan novels were later made into Hollywood films with an 'all star' cast? One point for each correct answer. 8. In the late 19th century, the brothers William and Ernest Renshaw were the dominant figures in which sport?

9. Name the film in which actor James Caan plays each of the following roles. One point for each correct answer. a. Jonathan E. b. Sonny Corleone c. Paul Sheldon d. Frank Vitale 10. Which European capital city was built on 14 islands?

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Fruteria Jara

Local produce of the area

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

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

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imply by tasting any of the many varieties of Spanish sausage, warm, romantic and flamboyant images are conjured up: The intense Spanish sun, the seductiveness of flamenco and the passion of the people and the music. The most famous of the Spanish sausage, the chorizo. Its vibrant red colouring although synonymous with the passion and heat of the country, is a result of the fine balance and exact use of local herbs and spices which make up this truly typical delight. Spanish sausages can be hot and fiery, sweet and mild, earthy, peppery, succulent, complex or simple. Whatever the variety, behind each mouthful lies an old and honest side of Spain which is steeped in tradition and family values. The art of making the perfect Spanish sausage began in the home, with recipes and special touches being passed down through the generations. The secret of the Spanish sausage,

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lies not only in the ingredients or family variations, but poured into each one is the Spanish lust for life, the energy and vibrancy of the people, the love of the family and enjoyment of outdoor living which is just impossible to recreate. Traditionally, entire Spanish families would come together to make their years supply of sausages during the annual Matanza or humane pig sacrifice. Young and old would take part in this celebration and the resulting products would last a whole year. While nowadays, not really necessary, this tradition is still carried out and you can really taste the difference!

life and friendship that truly makes the Spanish sausage so special. The amount of planning and preparation, which goes into producing the sausages, is truly amazing. Preparation for the chorizo for example begins as early as August when in villages everywhere you can see strings of sweet red peppers hanging form balconies and terraces to slowly dry out ready for use in some three to four months time.

The Spanish Morcilla or black pudding has various stages of the making beginning a day in advance with the peeling, chopping and cooking of an enormous amount of onions. Then Each member of the family has an comes the mixing of fresh pigs important role, from the making of blood which is always done by the breadcrumbs and the hand on the first morning of the shredding of the fat to the filling Matanza in preparation for the and tying of the sausages. It is not final putting together of ingredients uncommon to see up to ten people later that evening. round the table. Great grandmothers and young infants Each sausage always follows a alike are all involved in the basic recipe but they are adapted process. A tiny but important part by families to suit their own tastes of the atmosphere that is filled with and these personal touches are fun, laughter, love and tradition passed down and continued goes into each and every sausage through the generations. The made. It is this warmth of family

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black pudding although based on a few simple ingredients, blood, onions and bread, always varies slightly from family to family. Some people add pine nuts while others add walnuts. Rice, cinnamon or anis can also be added. However it is made, the end result is always a succulent, melt in the mouth treat packed with warm earthy flavours and spices. Of course regular tasting along the way (usually by the male members of the family!) together with a drop or two of the local "tinto" is essential in creating the perfect pudding.

olive oil. The chorizo cured for less time is ideal in cooking and delicious in a pot of lentils and tomatoes for a spicy winter warmer. There are also the rich, hot miniature ones ideal for cooking on the barbeque and enjoyed on a warm summers evening.

cooked over a barbecue or open fire.

Sometimes known as "Butifarra" the famous Catalan sausage is plump, rich and juicy. Made from the best bits of pork it is delicious grilled or fried and its added herbs and spices make it not dissimilar to the British Cumberland sausage. Once fried, the sausage The Salchichon is another great can be cut into chunks and cured sausage at its best served with cheese and bread for a lovely conserved in olive oil. Tapas dish. This cured pork Of course in the modern age as sausage is usually long and thin containing whole peppercorns and with everything else, things have moved on and sausages are sometimes a hint of cloves or Back to the famous chorizo, some cinnamon. It is traditionally hung in produced not just on the family scale. The people behind the the dark during the beginning of like theirs hot and others prefer making of the modern day the curing process and in some the sweet mild version. So while Spanish sausage however, have places it is smoked before being there is the fiery chorizo packed all experienced or indeed still do full of cayenne pepper and garlic, air dried. The end result is a mild enjoy being part of the lively, equally popular is the use of sweet delicately spiced sausage which passionate, family orientated and melts in the mouth. paprika along with sun dried red traditional practice of age old peppers to create a more Not all Spanish sausages though sausage making. So, to taste an delicately flavoured chorizo are cured. The Spanish Salchicha authentic Spanish sausage is to enjoy a piece of the tradition, is similar to the Salchichon in Presentation and use of the final passion, warmth, freedom and result can vary from place to place appearance but contains parsley romance of this beautiful country and usually white pepper. This too. They are traditionally tied in that is not likened to anything else. 10 - 15 cm lengths and then hung long, thin fresh pork sausage is best rolled up, skewered with a to cure when at last they can be Written by Gayle Hartley sprig of thyme or rosemary and enjoyed in sliced with bread and

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savings. 6. Reuse linens: Good hygiene is a must, but usually there is no need to wash your towels every day. Try using one towel for a week. Extend the life of your sheets by washing the pillowcases weekly and saving the rest of the set for big, twicemonthly washes. 7. Wash the car well: Think your hose is efficient? You can easily use up 60 gallons of water or more in five minutes of outdoor car wash fun (not including the spray-yourkids-when-they-aren’t- looking moments). Keep your vehicle sparkly and save water by using the Limit Water Waste In Your Home and Conserve Energy WaterSavers program, popular with professional car washes, which uses 40 gallons or less per car and p to 65% of the adult shower time or installing a waterhuman body is made up of conserving shower head. If you feel gives clean water back to Mother Earth. water. We use water to the need to luxuriate, run a bath clean our bodies, clothes, and and sit as long as you like. 8. Concentrate on cleaning: Using dishes. We gulp water down after concentrated cleaning formulas not a hard workout. We need water to 2. Run washers less: Purchase a survive. larger laundry basket and wait until only gives you more cleaner for you have a full load before running less, but uses less packaging and The UN suggests that we each the washing machine. Do the same less production energy. This is a great example of convenience and need 20-50 litres of water a day to for dishes, making sure to fill the water conservation combining use for drinking, cooking, and dishwasher completely before forces, and you can take full cleaning. In a world of over 7 billion turning it on. Doing so could save advantage. people, conserving water is you up to 1000 gallons per month. essential. But how can we do so on a daily basis, in our own homes? 3. Collect and reuse water: No need 9. Keep cold water in a pitcher: Instead of running your tap water to swap one healthy practice for until it gets cold, chilling water in a While there are many ways to limit another. When washing fruits and pitcher allows you to keep water the waste of water, the following are vegetables, consider pooling the the top 10 most effective ways to water in a bowl and using it to water cold and ready, minus the waste. stop wasting and start saving this houseplants. 10. Collect rainwater: Nature precious resource: provides ample water for gardening 4. Watering right: If the shower is purposes just by raining. By putting 1. Wash right: When washing your leaking, we are apt to notice. a barrel below your gutter, you can dishes, brushing your teeth, or even However, outdoor faucets and collect generous stores (more than taking a shower, don’t allow the sprinklers are more likely to have water to run more than necessary. leaks that go unnoticed. Be sure to half a gallon of water for every square foot of roof during a rainfall During dishwashing, fill one sink give all of your water hookups a with soapy water and one with rinse once, twice, and even thrice-over to of one-inch) and use to grow those squash and tomato plants. water, and dip dishes from one to check for places where water may the other. If you have only one sink, be escaping. Saving water is as easy as you are fill two small plastic containers with creative. By considering the above soapy and rinse water and do the 5. Adjust your dishwasher setting: same. When brushing your teeth, Dishwashers are great timesavers, tips and coming up with more of wet your brush and turn off the but don’t disregard the settings that your own, you can limit water waste in your home and conserve energy faucet while you scrub. can help you save water while getting your cutlery sparkling clean. Many people enjoy taking long, hot Check for an eco water saving showers. Start cutting back by mode and use it every time. Bonus: Chelsea Terris shaving five minutes off your turn off the dryer setting for energy



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• November 2017 Horoscopes• ARIES

20th March - 19th April


ou should team up with others and initiate action that resonates with your inner being. This might not be obvious now, but be on the lookout for unexpected events. These energies alert you to the fact that there's a much larger trend moving through your life that you may not be aware of.



eople of great power and drive may pop out of the woodwork. They'll confront you directly and perhaps challenge you in some way. You may be at a climactic point right now, and feel like you're at a junction. Make adjustments now.





major force confronts you now. It may seem like this energy will never stop. It might be mental or physical, but either way, you may be letting it consume too much of your attention. Try not to get caught in drama that doesn't really involve you.



nexpected events may throw you for a loop but these incidents could be part of a bigger trend that you should pay attention to. There's great opportunity at hand, and you shouldn't ignore it. Clear out the cobwebs and welcome a breath of fresh air.


22th November - 21st December



ou're at the start of a very expansive time in your life, and opportunities are available. You get the feeling that there's an area that needs a total overhaul. Major changes are a large piece of the puzzle.

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23rd August - 22th September


eep your eyes open. Be on the lookout for opportunities and invitations. Don't act too hastily. This is a key time in which life seems to be moving more quickly than ever. Change may be just what you need to foster your growth.


23rd October - 21st November


here's a powerful movement of energy in your life now. Major overhauls and subsequent undertakings are just waiting for you to give the green light. Realize the potential of instigating a significant change in your life.


22th December - 19th January


here's electricity in the air today, which may spur you to make a significant change in one area of your life. Try not to rush on this one. Don't change just for the sake of change, but really examine something that needs to shift.

ake charge of your life. Initiate action and major change in an important area. Large trends are being activated today, alerting you to the fact that there's a great opportunity at hand. Take note of any sudden energy and unexpected events.



erhaps a major opportunity for change is knocking on your door. Look through the keyhole before you invite anybody in, but realize that the answer you seek may not be wearing the costume you expect. Explore all options and be bold.

ou may be going through tremendous growth now. Focus on this and see where you need to make some changes. This may be interrupted by powerful energy from other people or situations. These issues are important.





izarre events lie in store for you so don't be surprised if not everything goes according to plan. Take note that these events may be part of a trend indicative of a tremendous opportunity.

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

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TODOS LOS SANTOS All Saints Day November 1st


ll Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven. Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints' Day observances tend to focus on known saints --that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church. The traditional thing to do on November 1st is to purchase flowers, especially chrysanthemums and present them as gifts to their loved ones. It is the day of the year when the most flowers are sold, and the

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cemeteries are filled with colour from every type of flower imaginable. A beautiful sight to see, indeed! Churches also hold mass in memories of those deceased to supposedly shorten their time spent in purgatory.

consists of townsfolk gathering for an outside get-together and keep warm by eating the “castañas” (chestnuts) that someone roasts and sells in the most traditional of ways: in a small bonfire or using a modern grill.

Despite the feeling of sadness one would think should pertain to Dia de Todos los Santos, this day is not just about mourning the loss of loved ones. It is also a day to celebrate life. Popular activities for such purpose are eating traditional sweets (more on that below) and participating in familyfriendly activities such as going to see José Zorilla's 1844 play “Don Juan Tenorio”, traditionally staged in theatres across the country. The character of the play is closely related to the dead.

You may want to head out to Cádiz for the Fiesta de Todos los Santos. The locals really "paint the town red" and go all out with parades, fireworks, markets selling all types of local products, children´s activities and magic shows. The city celebrates this holiday for a whole week (starting even before November 1st!), so festivities will be abundant.

Another activity, one especially popular in the north of Spain, is to head out to the streets or the countryside for a traditional “castañada”. The castañada

There are times when it is easy to forget how catholic Spain can be but All Saints’ Day is a powerful reminder of the importance of religion, and of the family, even in the modern age.

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"I've given up asking rhetorical questions. What's the point?" “I'm looking for the girl next door type. I'm just gonna keep moving house till I find her” "Combine Harvesters. And you'll have a really big restaurant" “I have two boys, 5 and 6. We're no good at naming things in our house”

THE BEST OF THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2017 “I'm not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.” Insomnia is awful. But on the plus side – only three more sleeps till Christmas.

I went to a Pretenders concert. It was a tribute act. "PC World... got to watch what you say in there.” “Oregon leads America in both marital infidelity and clinical depression. What a sad state of affairs.” "One thing about going to Eton is that you get pigeon-holed. But on the plus side, you do get a pigeon hole."

I have a jihadist sex doll. It blows itself up I miss being in a couple. Noone ever says, 'You make a lovely single. It really suits you. I can see you being on your own for the rest of your life.'.

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"A lot of older people wonder if there'll be life after death. There will, it just won't involve them.” "I like to think the guy who invented the umbrella was going to call is 'brella' but he hesitated.”

"I wasn't particularly close to my dad before he died... which was lucky, because he trod on a land mine"

"Whenever someone says, 'I don't believe in coincidences.' I say, 'Oh my God, me neither!"’ "As a vegan, I think people who sell meat are disgusting; but apparently people who sell fruit and veg are grocer”

We've been learning how to guess the weight of dogs. Picked up a few pointers yesterday!

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Picudo Rojo



s the year draws towards a close and darker nights arrive, there's doom and gloom in the campo; the terrible trio are with us and sending shivers down the spine! I've written before individually on them but some of these articles were some time back and the threats are so great that I think an update would be useful to us all.

a great threat to important crop trees. Insects as varied as scale insects, aphids, mosquitos and cicadas are all thought to be vectors, passing the bacteria from one plant to another. But, as usual, it is man (and woman!) that is doing and has done the main damage. The transport of live plants worldwide is a huge and profitable business; some of this plant material is infected.

Unfortunately, the earlier stages can easily go undetected or be confused with other more minor problems; it is often mistaken for stress because of the long hot summer, wind damage, or because of salinity in the water – all will produce a similar pattern of damage. A certain sign is when branches are cut, they display a blackness of the internal wood.

When I last wrote about xylella (in March), it was restricted to the Spanish Islands but it has now been detected in Valencia province where there are 26 distinct outbreaks. The Junta de Andalucía are taking it very seriously. More Xylella fastidiosa, known as the agricultural technicians have been ebola of the olives, is the most employed to give advice and make recent and its effects have not yet inspections. They have a 'hot-line' been seen here but we all have (tel. 955059898) and are available good reason to be terrified of it. It on is a bacteria that, at the moment, has no cure and can affect over The Red de Alerta de Información 300 species, some of the most Fitosanitaria (RAIF) have an app to important being olive, orange, install on your mobile which uses The bacteria works by blocking lemon, almond, grapevine, GPS to track possible outbreaks water flow from the roots to the avocado, peach, nectarine, plum, and also enables photos to be sent plant; strangulation is slow and pear, blueberry and ornamentals inevitable. First symptoms show as for immediate analysis by experts. such as oaks, elms, sycamores, drying leaves and a general plane trees, oleander and sickening of the plant. Later stages The picudo negro or scyphophorus rosemary. Some will simply be acupunctatus is not being taken as will show dry twigs and branches, carriers of the bacteria and show seriously but it is certainly causing no signs of the plague but they are increasing until the tree dies. THE TERRIBLE TRIO: the 'ebola' of the olive trees; the black weevil/picudo negro of agaves and red weevil/picudo rojo of palms.

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In Spain there are some 2.5 million hectares of olives; 60% of those are in Andalucía. Málaga province alone has 130,000 hectares of olives; 16,000 of almonds, 6,000 of avocado, 4,000 of grapevines. Now you can see why Andalucía – and Spain as a whole - is trembling. The olive harvest alone, within Spain, is worth 1,800 million euro annually; the almond harvest is worth 60 million euro and citrus over 2000 million euro.

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havoc amongst our agaves and, to a lesser degree, aloes, yuccas and dracaenas. Again, when I last wrote about this evil weevil, it was still far from Andalucía but it has certainly landed here now. It arrived from Mexico and is devastating those plants that are such a distinctive part of our landscape and are so incredibly useful in dry gardens and parks. It loves elevated temperatures, so this long hot summer has suited it well and especially the warmer southern areas of Spain. At 2.8 cm long, it is smaller than the palm weevil but still very distinctive. The female can lay up to 500 eggs at a time and the beetles and grubs carry a bacteria called erwina carotovora. As they eat, the bacteria is released into the plant tissues where it multiplies rapidly causing rotting and the collapse of the plant. If you want to try and save infected agaves, spraying with systemic insecticides containing imidacloprid or clorpirifos seems to have some success but they are very damaging to our environment. The weevils seem to go for the largest and lushest agaves; youngsters are often left alone so maybe, once the invaders have moved on, you can replant the 'pups'. Because the plant is not a native of Spain (it was introduced by the conquistadores from the 'New World') and has, in some areas, become rather a pest (it is on the register of invasive plants and can be a nightmare to get rid of!) the authorities have decided to take no action against the weevil using it, instead, as a form of biological control. Let's just hope that it doesn´t entirely wipe out these majestic giants. Friend or foe, they have had a worthy past used for fibre extraction and building materials. Our skylines will certainly look very different without them. And to round up the terrible trio, I must update you on the picudo rojo or red weevil of the palms.

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This one has been in Spain for some 30 years now and was even detected in the United Kingdom last year. We may have become rather complacent about it, but it is still very much around and in full

Agave Weevil

Agave Americana

palms. The palms react by activating their natural defence systems to high levels, making them unpalatable to the weevil grubs. The drones can reach palms up to 15m or more high and even on windy days; they are capable of injecting 140 palms daily. Tests have been carried out in Abanilla in Murcia, which has the second most important palm plantation in Spain with some 25,000 specimens, and results were excellent. The use of drones in urban areas, of course, is strictly prohibited but a special EU ruling is expected shortly which would give special permission for the palm drones. It's a great biological solution, but before you go calling up your drone, there is a downside to this tale. Each application costs between €7,000 and €10,000 so you've got to love your palm a lot! Viveros Florena – Probably the best little garden centre in Andalucía! Keep checking our web page for latest news and exciting new stock arriving at the garden centre. Join our mailing list to keep in constant touch. Shop on-line with us for unusual plants, scented roses, bulbs, coloured iris, organic products and my books. Winter Hours October to May: 10 – 4 Closed Sundays & Mondays. Summer Hours June, July & September: 9 – 2, Closed Sundays & Mondays and the month of August. Viveros Florena, Ctra.Algarrobo/Cómpeta km 2, Cómpeta 29754,Málaga

Olives of Jaen destruction mode. In Spain alone, it is reckoned that some 100,000 palms have been lost. But technology has come to the rescue, firstly by detecting infected palms both by smell and the sound of the grubs chewing and forming a nationwide network of the spread. And now, the saviour from the skies! Drones can be loaded with a fungi called beauveria bassiana and inject it with great precision into the crown of infected

Tel 689928201 Web Email And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre And see us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: 6th December 2017 Our Christmas Crafts and Food Market. If you enjoyed the last one, you ain't seen nothing yet! And, if you missed it, well, what can I say! We only hold these Markets twice yearly & they are very special days!

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Scandanavia, Germany, Belgium, Holland and beyond, the yacht is ideally suited for celebrations of all kinds, and can accommodate up to twelve guests. It can be booked exclusively for family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, stag or hen parties.

SAILAND STAY Stuck for ideas for Christmas gifts this year? How about gifting your loved one a luxury day cruise to remember on the lovely waters of the Costa Tropical? Top operator Sailandstay have come up with a unique Christmas gift voucher.

The yacht departs every day from Marina del Este, La Herradura and offers a choice of 3 or 6 hour all-inclusive cruises until March 31st and 4 hour cruises from April 1st. For full details email Mike on , call him on 669118816 or go to the website,

After 9 successful seasons here on the Costa Tropical, “Optimist of London II”, an ocean going Lagoon 380 Catamaran, will be busy taking guests out on the water again this winter for a special day never to forget ...we regularly get better sailing days on the beautiful Costa Tropical in the winter than in the busier summer months! Gift vouchers are available from just 60€ per person and valid for the next 12 months, inclusive of complimentary chilled cava, fresh fruit and nibbles on departure, beers, wines and soft drinks throughout the trip and a plentiful and varied gourmet buffet meal served at anchor. Mike and his crew have built up an enviable reputation for a professional, quality service and these sailing trips have consistently been voted the Number 1 Local Day Trip Attraction on Trip Advisor. Very popular with both visitors and ex-pats from the UK, Ireland,

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LUX MUNDI TRIP TO VIVEROS GUZAMAN AND BOTANICAL GARDENS Thursday 23rd November – Coach Excursion to Viveros Guzmán & Botanical Garden “MolindeInca”. Please come and join friends on a day trip firstly visiting the very large garden centre of Guzman, in Alhaurin de la Torre. You will be able to purchase plants and shrubs, garden furniture, interior decorations from the shop, gifts and the Christmas decorations will be on show. There is also a restaurant for refreshments. At 11.45 you will join the coach and drive to Torremolinos, where there will be free time to visit the

weekly Thursday market, have lunch and a stroll. At 16.00 you will join the coach again for the short drive to the Botanical gardens of “Molino de Inca”. Originally this was an old flour mill set in a spring complex. The mill and buildings have now been restored and it is a museum and the gardens have been beautifully landscaped, with fountains, statues, a Japanese garden and aviaries. You will leave the gardens at approximately 17.15 arriving back in Torre del Mar at 18.30 approximately. Ticket price 15 Euros available at the Centre. Fund raising event.Ticket price 15 Euros available at the Centre. Fund raising event. Departure times: Viñuela (Football pitch) 08.10, Algarrobo (Lidl) 08.35, Caleta (Vets) 08.40, Torre del Mar (Bus station) 08.50.

CAS SHOP NEWS The Costa Animal Society (CAS) Shop is located next door to the Good Stuff Café in Nerja at No. 2 Calle Castilla Perez. To ensure a good turnover in our clothing stock we now have a colour coded pricing system. For the month of October all pink ticket items will be half price. With summer behind us, our shop will resume its normal opening hours, Monday to Saturday 10.00am until 2.00pm. We are always interested in hearing from people who would like to join our shop volunteers.

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Local News WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA One four hour shift once a week makes a big difference. For more information you can ring the shop on 689 314 350.

dogs and cats requiring help from the Costa Animal Society. If you could donate a little to help the animals, CAS would be most grateful. Bank : Cajamar Account Name : Costa Animal Society Account Number : 3058 0728 03 2720100283 BIC-Swift Code : CCRIES2A

Saturday 18 November: Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta de Velez, 1.00pm - 4.00pm To reserve a table call 653 629 841 or 689 237 643.

COULD YOU HELP CAS? The Costa Animal Society is always in need of more volunteer helpers in a number of areas, so if you have spare time to fill, please make contact! In particular, more fundraisers are needed to work with our team, people are required to help with the feeding of the cats at the numerous feeding stations maintained by CAS, and animal lovers who could undertake a monthly airport run are necessary to take animals being re-homed in northern Europe to catch their flights. In addition, fosterers are always required to take short-term care of animals until a permanent home can be found for them. Even if you are only here for few months a year, CAS would appreciate your help. For a no-obligation chat, contact Vera on 95 252 9670 for general enquiries. Simone on 619 903 815 can answer queries about airport runs in English or German.

JUKEBOX BANDITS Friday 10 November: Private Party, Nerja Caves Restaurant.

COMPETA TOURIST OFFICE Want to know more about our village and its history? Visit our Tourist Office. We have walking routes, history trails and much more!! Opening Hours Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00H Sundays: 10:00 – 14:00H For more Town Hall information find us on Facebook: odecompeta. Or check the Town Hall website:

Sunday 26 November: Restaurante Maria, Hotel Balcon, Competa, 2.00pm - 5.00pm To reserve a table call 952 553662 Saturday 16 December: Chiringuito Tropy, Caleta de Velez, 1.00pm - 4.00pm To reserve a table call 653 629 841 or 689 237 643.

COMPETA SWIMMING POOL The covered swimming pool in Competa will remain open until 6th December. The entrance fees are 3 euros for adults and 2 euros for children, pensioners and the disabled. The pool will close on 7th December until 7th January for cleaning.

And despite the tough times, money is still needed to cope with the continuous flow of abandoned

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

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Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

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

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

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

Tourist Information Cómpeta Nerja Sayalonga Torre del Mar

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

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

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

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

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

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

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

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

Church Services Cรณmpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

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

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

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Cรณmpeta & La Caleta:

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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

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October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st

All Saints day

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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


Glass, lighting & blinds

Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Chavos Construction Tel: 952 516 099 Construcciones Schmid S.L Tel: 652 656 066 JMS Services Tel: 605 106 977


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

Mobile: 606.423.869

Electricians Tel: 952 96 78 03

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

Joe Jones 655 791167

Esola Systems Tel: 952 550 323 Klimacentro Tel: 952 540 786 Connect Airconditioning Tel: 951 282 196

Electrician Tel 951242449

C&Gs 2381 & 2391

Health & Beauty

Mob 666707297

Electricians Roger 648 025 901

Food Stores & Shops

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

Interior Design

Carpenters Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149


Competa, Malaga Tel: 606 226 645

Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628 Phone: 952.539.742

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

Andrea Slater Tel: 00 49 151 4048 52 64 La Gelateria facebook/heladeriacompeta

Furniture Stores

Leon Blanco Tel: 618 226 647

NESS Insurance

Mechanics & Recovery

Black Tower Tel: 607 845 603

Tel: 952 507 144


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

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

Locksmiths LOCKSMITH

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

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34 Asesoria Aljarife Tel:952 51 66 00 Asesoria Axarquia Tel:952 54 51 05 Thomas Gant Law Tel: 952 51 69 61 CS Lawyers Tel: 952 96 70 04 Axarquia Solictors Tel: 952 901 225

Property Management House Martins Tel: 692 40 83 06

Plumbers & Water Solutions

Real Estate Tel: 952 55 33 69

Mov:689 544 777

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

Leisure & Hobbies RENT / ALQUILAR VESPAS

Costa del Sol & Axarquia

952 516 633 / 660 743 670

Tel:+34 628 44 15 32 +34 628 71 94 63 Competa Hikes Tel: 619 175 649

Restaurants & Bars

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

VENTA EL CURRO Argentinian Grill

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

Las Esperillas Tel: 677 97 44 10

and / or appointments

Call Paul Tel: 664367511

Competa properties Tel: 952 516 107 Axarquia Properties Tel: 609 436 537 Creative Property Marketing Tel: 951 400 228

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

Buy a Home Spain Tel: 952 547 554 Brogan Properties Tel: 952 914 104

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

Extra The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services

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


Swimming Pool Heating


Naturevets - Competa Tel: 952 553 850

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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

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VetiverSpain Tel: 692 288 657

Yoga Centres Competa Yoga

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November CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services at the Capillia de san jose calle linares 7 velez Malaga. website is www. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. Roman Catholic Mass in English, held every Saturday, will now take place in Caleta de Velez, Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, situated on the main street. Time 5pm. LUX MUNDI, TORRE DEL MAR Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 only. COMING EVENTS AND EXCURSIONS. Every Tuesday 11.30 to 13.00 & Thursday 16.30 to 18.00. - Espan-Glish Group at the Centre. Every Wednesday - Computer Workshop. Time 10.00 to 11.30 at the Centre. Price 4 Euros including one drink. Every Wednesday – Art & Craft Group. Time 14.00 to 17.00 at the Centre. Every Friday – Coffee Morning. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Wednesday November 1st – Centre closed for public holiday of All Saints. Monday November 6th - Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. Time 13.00. Tuesday November 7th & 21st – Photography Group. Time 16.00. Wednesday November 8th – Autumn & Winter Fashion Show. Time 15.30 for 16.00. Ticket price 4 Euros available at the Centre. Fund raising event. Thursday November 16th - Coach Excursion to

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Gibraltar. Ticket price 12 Euros. Monday November 20th – Art Appreciation Group. Donation of 2 Euros. Time 10.30 at the Centre. Thursday 23rd November – Coach Excursion to Viveros Guzmán & Botanical Garden “MolindeInca”. Ticket price 15 Euros available at the Centre. Wednesday November 29th - Quiz Night. . Ticket price 5 Euros available at the Centre. Proceeds to fund raising. Time 18.00pm for 18.30pm. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards EL PUENTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP We meet at El Puente Christian Fellowship premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manual, Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185.El Puente Christian Fellowship Sunday Worship - 11am. Bible Study Thursday 5-7pm Midweek activities: Pilates - Monday 1pm - 2pm Bridge Club Tuesday 2pm -6pm. Pilates - Wednesday 1.30 - 2.30pm Charity Shop/Books open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10-1.30pm TRAPICHE SOCIAL CLUB The Trapiche Social Club meets every Wednesday at 12 noon until 2pm at the Trapiche Restaurant, just off the A356 Velez-Malaga to La Vinuela. The first Wednesday in the month is our regular lunch meeting, we enjoy a 3 course lunch with wine, casera and water for just €8.50. LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our website or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079 NERJA BRANCH THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION The Branch holds lunch meetings at the Hotel Al Andalus, Maro, on the third Thursday of each month. Also at Pena Parda Hotel, La Herradura on the 1st Friday of each month. Non members are always welcome. Booking is essential. For further information on the branch please contact Dave on 654085811 or "

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ir conditioners need yearly maintenance to maintain proper performance. With the proper maintenance your air conditioning and heating equipment will work more economically and be more dependable for years to come.

energy costs by up to 25%. RECOVERING LOST EFFICIENCY Fortunately most users can recover lost efficiency through service and maintenance from a trained profesional.

LENGTHENS EQUIPMENT LIFE With a few easy and routine procedures you can keep your unit Proper maintenance effectively at peak performance and get the maximum amount of comfort from doubles the life span of the average residential heating and your HVAC system. cooling system. SAVING ON CONSUMPTION BETTER INDOOR AIR QUALITY (IMPROVING THE MONTHLY ENERGY COSTS) Your air conditioning unit does more than just cool your home; Air conditioners consume a large they also play an important role in portion of the average monthly power bill and proper and efficient helping keep the air circulating inside your home clean and maintenance can make a healthy. A dirty unit provides a significant difference. Your air conditioner loses 10% of its overall suitable breeding ground for mould, fungi, bacteria and germs efficiency every year it goes to thrive. In effect, whenever you without proper professional turn on your unit, these particles maintenance. Systems operating at peak efficiency can cut monthly get blown into the room and

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contaminate the air, exposing you and your family to a variety of respiratory infection and could even trigger asthma. Keeping your air conditioning unit properly maintained and regularly cleaned provides a lot of benefits, we recommend every 12 months. Those listed above are just some of the main reasons why you should consider having a professional air conditioning company such as KLIMACENTRO. WITH REGULAR MAINTENANCE YOU IMPROVE QUALITY OF OUR HEALTH, AND SAVINGS FOR YOUR POCKET. See advert opposite Klimacentro Av. de AndalucĂ­a, 57, 29740 Torre del Mar, MĂĄlaga Tel 952 54 07 86

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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

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Stunning luxury county villa with breathtaking sea & mountain views. 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen, large living room and glazed sun room. Beautiful pool terrace, tropical gardens, garage and excellent access.

Superb town house in a select residential area with communal pool. Spacious lounge/diner, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large garage, garden with BBQ area, front terrace and roof terrace with stunning mountain & sea views. Must be seen! Awaiting EPC

Unusual country villa with good access in the municipality of Archez, with outstanding panoramic views of the Almijara and Tejeda mountains, Maroma and the surrounding villages. 3 beds, 2 baths, pool, expansive terraces and secluded location. EPC Rating D

EPC Rating C Ref: C3481

350,000 euro

Ref: MS65

199,000 euro

Ref: C3499

239,000 euro




Traditional village house (70m²) with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fully tiled Andalucian kitchen, Lshaped living/dining room, entrance courtyard, part covered utility terrace and roof terrace with lovely village & country views. Fantastic bargain! EPC in progress

Spacious, two-level villa with pool and roof terrace, with sea and mountain views, a short easy drive from the bustling village of Competa. 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & utility room. Private terraces with stunning views. Gated drive and carport. EPC in progress

A large modern villa (125 m²) on a plot of approx. 3,900 m². Large open plan living / dining room with unfitted kitchen, 3 double bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. A superb villa with a very light and airy feel. D / G windows & shutters all around. Stunning views. Awaiting EPC

Ref: C1029

41,000 euro

Ref: C3490

229,000 euro

Ref: C3558

129,000 euro

The Grapevine Magazine November 2017  
The Grapevine Magazine November 2017  

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