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October 2013

Issue 102

Grapevine Magazine

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Editors Note... Although I said last month I felt summer had come to an end with the return of the kids to school. I think this year that is not quite true. Temperatures in September remained in the late 20’s and eating al fresco of an evening was still possible. I still haven’t got my jeans out the cupboard, so long may it continue! My parents and Auntie visited last month too and couldn’t believe the glorious weather they had. They also spent my birthday with me for the first time in maybe 20 years!! Thanks mum and dad for a great day.

Front Cover: Júzcar The Smurf Village, Andalucia

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This month in The Grapevine is our quarterly property feature with local Estate Agents show casing selected properties under the headings of bargain, rustic and prestige properties. If you are looking at buying or moving this section is definitely for you. If you have a house to sell and would like to advertise it in a private sale section in the next property feature please get in contact and reserve your space now. . Finally, please support and buy tickets for those events in aid of good causes. In Canillas de Albaida there is a multi cultural night on Sunday 6th October with donations to local charities. Also the CAMPO organisation has put together a cabaret event in aid of Caritas on 29th November. Tickets for the latter are on sale now at Todo Papel and Sugar & Spice in Competa.

October Weather

Enjoy and keep reading (and looking for the wine glass!)

Days with rainfall: 4 Days Avg Max Temperature: 23.4 c Hours of Sunshine : 6.87 p/day

The Editor

The weather data is for guidance only and is the average monthly maximum for the Costa del Sol

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No part of this publication may be used or reproduced or scanned without prior consent of The Grapevine Magazine. The Grapevine Magazine accepts no responsibility for any alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors.

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Beauty and Nails An interview with Kelly Maynard

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Action for Animals News from the popular Competa based Animal Charity

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Small Pots But Big Power More Campo Cuttings with Lorraine Cavanagh

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The Property Feature A selection of properties presented to us by leading Estate Agents in the area

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

Wooden Dining Table Price: 140 € L 140 cm, W 90 cm

Heart Shaped Mirror Price: 35 € W 65 cm, H 70 cm

Wooden Cabinet Price: 30 € W 80 cm, D 30 cm, H 50 cm

3-Seater Sofa Price: 220 € L 196 cm, W 76 cm

Antique dining chair (4) D 40 cm, W 35 cm Price: 45 € each

Round Wooden Table Price: 50 € Diameter 90 cm, H 73 cm

Armchair with footrest Price: 100 € W 70 cm, D 85 cm

Wooden Window with Shutters W 120 cm, H 120 cm Price: 140 €

Paintings (2) Price: 20 € each

Steel Wall Lamp Price: 50 € H 145 cm, W 40 cm

Plus many more items: Beds, Mattresses, Tables & Chairs, Exterior Doors, Windows, Crockery, Lamps and a Large Assortment of Decorative Items. Our showroom in Competa village remains open & our new showroom in Caleta, opposite the new Mercadona is now OPEN! Please feel free to call in and browse around.

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showed that 52 per cent of Catalans would vote to breakaway from Madrid and form a separate Catalan state. A deep recession and cuts in public spending in Catalonia, a wealthy industrial region that accounts for a fifth of Spain's economic output, have stirred discontent with the central government in Madrid. The human chain stretched from the French border in the Pyrenees to the border with the neighbouring region of Valencia in the south. Some 400,000 had registered to take part in advance of the event but organisers claim 1.6 million eventually joined the human chain in Catalonia.

NEWS IN SPAIN News from around the Country

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British man has died following an accident while on holiday in the Spanish city of Barcelona. The man is understood to be 24year-old pub manager Joe Smith, from Leicester, who was in Barcelona at the time of the incident.It was reported he was injured in an accident involving a lift. Friends took to social media to launch a fundraising appeal following his death. Paul Talbot, described on Twitter as a tattoo artist, posted a message that said: "Im trying to help raise money for joe smith , who was tragically killed in Barcelona while on holiday , and without any travel insurance. Its going to cost 4000 just to get him home." The Foreign Office confirmed it had been made aware of the incident.

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Spanish member of parliament was expelled from the chamber for speaking English amid a simmering dispute over Catalan independence. During a debate on an anti-corruption bil, Alfred Bosch criticised a decree to introduce education in Spanish

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and English as well as Catalan in the Balearic Islands, which drew a warning from speaker Cecilia Villalobos for straying from the topic. Mr Bosch then switched from Spanish to English to reply: "The Kingdom of Spain has some trouble with freedom. Freedom of speech is corrupted, freedom of thought is corrupted."That was too much for the speaker, who complemented Mr Bosch on his English but ordered him to leave the chamber."Madame Speaker, why children and not MPs?" Mr Bosch said – in Spanish again – as he walked out.

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undreds of thousands of Catalans joined hands to form a human chain stretching 250 miles across the Mediterranean coast of the north-eastern region to demand independence from the rest of Spain. The mass protest on Catalonia's National Day by people dressed in yellow and waving the regional flag demonstrated the strength of an Independence movement that is demanding a Scottish-style referendum. A poll released ch

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panish universities are looking for private donors in an "adopt a student" scheme aimed at bridging a shortfall in public funds amid rising tuition fees. Universities are considering a move to set up charitable funds so that private individuals can sponsor the studies of those from low income families. "In the same way that one might sponsor-a-child (in the Third World) individuals could sponsor a student in Spain by contributing to their tuition fees," explained Adelaida de la Calle, the dean of Malaga University and chair of Association of Spanish University Deans. The emergency measure is being considered after figures showed that some 30,000 students are on the verge of abandoning their studies at the start of the academic year because they can't meet tuition or living costs. Access to state sponsorships have been restricted leaving students from low-income families struggling to fund further education at a time when youth unemployment in Spain has soared to a record 56 per cent.

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Whats On Friday 04th October: SPECIAL AXARQUIA MENU Served from 1pm until 10pm Saturday 05th October: MUSIC WITH "DOBLE JUEGO" WITH SPECIAL MENU STARTING from 7pm Sunday 06th October: SUNDAY CARVERY Served from 12pm until 8pm From 7th October Every Monday Line Dancing starting at 2pm for 2 hours: 4 euros per person Friday 11th October: 5pm: BOLLYWOOD WORKSHOP 5 euros per person including a soft drink 8pm: BOLLYWOOD ACT WITH SPECIAL INDIAN MENU Saturday 12th October: 12pm: YOGA CLASS 5 euros per person including a soft drink 5pm: ORIENTAL DANCE WORKSHOP 5 euros per person including a soft drink 8pm: ORIENTAL DANCE ACT with Special Oriental Menu 10pm: Flamenco Show Sunday 13th October: SUNDAY BRUNCH Served from 11am until 5pm Friday 18th October: MEXICAN NIGHT: Special Mexican Menu & Music Sunday 20th October: SUNDAY LUNCH Served from 12pm until 8pm Sunday 27th October: SUNDAY BRUNCH Served from 11am until 5pm HALLOWEEN WEEKEND: Friday 01st November: BONFIRE NIGHT starting at 8pm Addmission fee: Adults: 10 euros Children: 7 euros "Food & treats will be served!" Saturday 02nd November: HALLOWEEN NIGHT en colaboration with Axareducación, for all the family starting at 5pm

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Property Sales for Cómpeta & surrounding areas

Competa, Townhouse (T125)

166,000€

A well presented property with flexible accommodation offering the possibility of two or three double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, two or three living rooms, studio, workshop, courtyard garden with street access, huge roof terraces.

Competa, Villa (V248)

279,000€

A totally modernised, stylish property with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living area incorporating a fully fitted kitchen, living area and dining area. Private mature garden with plunge pool, open and shaded terraces, store room, views to the Sea.

Competa, Villa (V283)

195,000€

Villa with annexe providing a total of three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, fitted kitchen, open plan living room with fireplace, large sun room, utility room and store room, terraces, swimming pool, and gardens.

Competa, Villa (V292)

199,000€

A well positioned property with two/three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, open plan living/dining room, sun room, large garage/store room, lovely pool area, stunning views including the Mediterranean Sea.

Cómpeta, Villa (V258)

215,000€

An attractive rustic style villa with three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, integral garage, terraces, pool and mature gardens, lovely views and excellent access – no track.

Competa, Villa (V136)

270,000€

A very spacious villa with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, impressive double height living room with fireplace, fitted kitchen, covered and open terraces, pool and mature gardens. Mountain and sea views.

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World Press Photo Exhibition 2013

Day. Spain's national holiday. October 15-19, 2013 Event Seville Guitar Festival Where? Seville, Andalusia What? Classical, jazz and flamenco music festival.

OUT AND ABOUT IN OCTOBER Plenty of things to see and do in October

September 13 - October 13, 2013 Event World Press Photo Exhibition 2013 Where? Madrid. What? Exhibition of photojournalism. September 31 - October 7, 2013 Event Semana de la Arquitectura Where? Madrid What? A celebration of architecture in Madrid. A combination of trade fair, children's workshops and open events in Madrid's most famous buildings. October 2-6, 2013 Event Marbella Film Festival Where? Marbella, Costa del Sol. What? Film festival. October, 4-6, 2013 Event Cavatast Where? Sant Sadurni in Catalonia What? A celebration of cava, the local sparkling wine. October 4-7, 2013 Event Feria de Octubre Where? Cadiar, in the Alpujarras mountain range What? Local festivities, including a wine fountain to provide free wine to everyone.

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October 4 - 13, 2013 Event Fiesta del Marisco Where? O Grove, Galicia What? Seafood festival by the River Arosa in Galicia. Exact dates change each year. October 6-7, 2013 Event Castells Competition Where? Tarragona, Catalonia. What? Human-castle building competition. October 6-12, 2013 Event Fuengirola Feria Where? Fuengirola What? Local festivities. Event Nerja Festival Where? Nerja, Costa del Sol. What? Local festivities. October 10-13, 2013 Event Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival Where? Barcelona What? Adult film festival. October 11-20, 2013 Event Sitges International Fantasy Film Festival of Catalonia Where? Sitges, near Barcelona What? Film festival. October 12, 2013 Event Dia de la Hispanidad Where? All over Spain What? Also known as Columbus

October 15-20, 2013 Event San Pedro feria Where? San Pedro, near Marbella, Costa del Sol What? Local festivities. Food and drinking in the streets. . October 18, 2013 Event San Lucas festival Where? Jaen, near Granada. What? The olive growing capital of the world has its festival. October 19, 2013 Event Bilbao Night Marathon Where? Bilbao. What? Marathon. Choose between a 7.5km run, a halfmarathon and a full marathon at night in Bilbao in the Basque Country. October 19-26, 2013 Event Valladolid International Film Festival Where? Valladolid What? Film Festival. October 19-December 1, 2013 Event Barcelona Jazz Festival Where? Barcelona What? Music festival. October 20, 2013 (third Sunday of October) Event RomerĂ­a de Nuestra SeĂąora de Valme Where? Dos Hermanas, near Seville What? Religious pilgrimage. October 25 - November 1, 2013 Event Film Festival of Albacete Where? Albacete What? Film festival. October 26-27, 2013 Event Saffron Festival Where? Consuegra What? Celebrates the world's most expensive spice.

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HISPANIC DAY October 12th

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ctober 12th is celebrated as the National Day or Fiesta Nacional de Espana in Spain. It is also called the Hispanic Day or the Dia de la Hispanidad. The day is celebrated to commemorate the arrival of Columbus in Americas in 1906. It is also celebrated as the day of the Armed Forces in Spain.

It was on August 3, 1492 that Columbus first set foot from the port of Palod de la Frontera in Spain. He ended up on an island that’s part of the Caribbean now. Up until 1987, the day was celebrated as the Hispanic Day in Spain to celebrate the country’s association with Hispanidad. Hispanidad is a common community formed by countries of Hispanic origin. In 1987, through an official order, the day was renamed as the National Day of Spain. Prior to that, the National Day of Spain used to be celebrated on different dates over the years. The Hispanic Day was renamed as the National Day as a compromise between the Republicans and Conservatives. The Conservatives wanted to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the country while the Republicans wanted to showcase the strengthening democracy of the country.

flag raising ceremony is followed by a military parade which showcases the country’s weapons and artillery. An air show also takes place with the armed forces performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air. Other than that, there is not much celebration on the streets. It is a public holiday. Therefore, most of the shops and all the offices are closed on this day. Most of the people stay at home with their families and watch the live telecast of the parade and air show on TV. The day is also celebrated in other countries by different names to commemorate the arrival of Columbus in Americas. In Bahamas, it is celebrated as the Discovery Day; in Costa Rica, it is the Day of the Cultures; in Argentine, it is the Day of the Races; while in Chile and Mexico, October 12 is celebrated as the Day of Indigenous Resistance.

The day sees muted celebrations in the country. It is marked with raising of Spain’s National Flag in Madrid by the king of Spain. The

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TAJ MAHAL Traditional Indian Tandoori Restaurant

11.95€ Children under 10 - 6.50€

Eat as much as you like We offer an “eat as much as you like” menu, as many starters, main courses & desserts as you want. which is all freshly cooked to order. You do not have to move from your table as everything is served to you.

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WinWin Win 5 euro platter for two people incl. house bottle of wine at Moreno’s Punete Don Manuel

Simply find the hidden wine glass within this months magazine. To the right, you can see the size of the wine glass that you are looking for.

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To enter send an email to grapevinesales@gmail.com Do not forget to include: Which page the glass is on Your full name, address and your telephone number. In the subject field of the email please write November 2013 COMPETITION The winning entry will be drawn on 20th October 2013 and will be contacted within 2 days. TERMS & CONDITIONS This competition is open from the 1st - 20th October 2013. Winners will agree to have their photo’s published in the November 2013 Edition of The Grapevine Magazine. Only one entry per person.

Septembers Winners The Grapevine is pleased to announce Anne and Arthur Shirley Goody from Canillas de Albaida as the winners of the “Find the Wine Glass” competition in the September edition. They win Sunday Lunch for two and a house bottle of wine at The Pavo Real, Competa

Paul from The Pavo Real Restaurant, Competa/ Torrox Rd, drawing the “Find the Wine Glass” winner


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Competa

Archez

Competa

Beautifully presented and well maintained 3/4 bed 2 bath villa (130 m²) in a peaceful location with good access and stunning open views close to Competa and Torrox. With lots of terrace space, attractive pool area, fantastic roof terrace with outside kitchen and lovely gardens. ref: vc1-900 EPC - E

Stunning beautifully renovated rustic style 4 bed 2 bath village house (108 m²) with many attractive features, good sized accommodation, walled courtyard and a roof terrace with lovely countryside and mountain views.

Very attractive modern rustic style 3 bed 2 bath villa (102.99 m²) with good access, spacious living accommodation, superb master bedroom, covered terrace, pool area and stunning views.

EPC - G

EPC: G

Price Reduced!

Walking to the beach! Price:210,000 Euros

New this month!

Torrox Beach Club

Superb 2 storey 4 bed 2 bath townhouse (148 m²) with spacious living accommodation, huge garage/workshop, terrace, courtyard, roof terrace, potential guest apartment and use of communal pool. terrace with outside kitchen and lovely gardens.

Price:99,950 Euros

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ref: vc1-796 Price: 265,000 Euros

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Sayalonga Compact and bijou rustic style 1 bed 1 bath country house (42m²) in a peaceful rural location with beautiful gardens, terraces, summerhouse, garage and stunning countryside and mountain views.

EPC: G

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V. Spacious Property! Price:199,000

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Torre del Mar

Superb 2 bed 2 bath apartment (75 m²) located at Torrox Beach Club within walking distance of the beach with communal gardens and pool, easy access, parking and breathtaking sea views.

EPC: F

New this month!

ref: tt1-791 Price: 79,000 Euros

EPC: E

Super Value!

ref: tdm1-896 Price:75,000 Euros

Rio Gordo

Archez Superb 3 bed 2 bath village villa (242 m²) within walking distance of Archez and Canillas de Albaida with excellent access, off road parking, huge garage, spacious accommodation, 2 terraces and mature gardens.

EPC:F

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Great value nicely renovated traditional 2 bed 1 bath village house (63 m²) with good sized open plan dining kitchen/living room, 2 double bedrooms and 2 walled terraces. EPC: G

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Archez Beautifully renovated traditional 2 bed 1 bath village house (81m²) in a superb central location. This charming property is full of character and has versatile living accommodation, stunning views from the roof terrace and parking nearby.

EPC: G

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Canillas de Albaida

Sayalonga Fantastic 3 bed 2 bath villa and self-contained 1 bed 1 bath guest house (168 m²) with covered, heated pool, terraces, mature gardens, garage and breathtaking countryside, mountain and sea views. EPC: E

Great Value!

ref:vs1-776 Price:149,000 Euros

Competa Spacious modern 4 bed 1 bath townhouse (160m²) located in an attractive gated urbanisation close to all amenities in Competa with parking nearby and use of a communal pool. This lovely property has ample accommodation, 2 terraces and a huge garage easily converted into a guest apartment.

EPC: D

ref:tc1-582 New this month!

Price:249,999 Euros

Superb immaculately presented 4 bed 3 bath village house (230 m²) with large living/dining room, beautiful fitted kitchen, garage and roof terrace with sea views.

Canillas de Aceituno Charming beautifully renovated traditional 2/3 bed 1 bath village house (106 m²) with lots of character, large living area, separate dining room, cloakroom/wc and roof terrace.

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EPC: G

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Price:150,000 Euros

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Price:125,000 Euros

Competa A charming 2 bed village house (88m²) with good access and parking nearby. This delightful property is set within superb mature gardens Easy to maintain permanent home or holiday/rental property. ref: tc1-689 EPC: G

New this month!

Price:245,000 Euros

Arenas

Archez

Competa

Well established spacious 3 bed 3 bath villa (154 m²) and 1 bed 1 bath self contained apartment with dining kitchen, large covered terrace, secluded pool area and outstanding sea views.

Charming well established 2 bed 2 bath country house (108 m²) within walking distance of the village with easy access, sun room, garage, terrace, mature gardens and Jacuzzi.

Charming rustic style 3 bed 2 bath country house (106 m²) with spacious living/dining room and open plan kitchen, 2 covered terraces, secluded pool area with sun terrace and spectacular countryside views. ref: vc1-902 EPC: E

EPC: D

Super property!

ref: va6-893

EPC: In Process

ref: va1-895

Price:205,000 Euros

Price reduced!

Price:172,000 Euros

Price reduced!

Price:99,000 Euros

Sedella Beautiful immaculately presented 2 Competa

Caleta de Velez

bed 2 bath village villa (99 m²) with excellent access, off road parking, fabulous kitchen, large living room, 2 double en suite bedrooms, 2 covered terraces, pool and mature gardens.

Fantastic 2 bed 2 bath ground floor apartment (88m²) located at Baviera Golf with partcovered terrace with views over the golf course, reserved parking and use of communal gardens

EPC: D

ref: vs2-854

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

ref: tc1-685

EPC: in process

ref: tc6_897


English, Maths, Client Care, Health and Safety and Reception are all key aspects in running a beauty business were at the core or her entry level studies. The second year focused more on beauty where she learnt all aspects of makeup, eye treatments, facials, waxing etc. The college also had an open Salon where they could practice constantly on “real” clients. This ensured confidence and accuracy was achieved by all students. Finally, in her third year Kelly studied nails and as a result she is qualified in all aspect of nails for example gel, acrylic, nail art or simply manicures or pedicures. Also entered a nail competition and came third. Having met up with Kelly a few times now her nails are beautiful, with incredible detail and precision and they are a fabulous advert for her business. Also, within the third year she undertook a spray tanning course. This is also a service she will provide to her customers throughout the winter period.

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ou may remember Kelly Maynard from appearing in the CAMPO pantomime “Cinderella” where she gave a great performance as the Fairy godmother or you may know her as Kevin's daughter from Portichuelo Ferriteria in Competa. However, now she hopes you will remember her by her new business “Beauty and Nails” by Kelly. She has come a long way since her debut performance in Competa both in maturity and ambition. Kelly and her family moved to Spain 8 years ago where she enrolled in the secondary school in Competa. She acknowledged she was never offered the help and support needed and has

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always been interested in nails. Having bought her first nail kit from Argos she taught herself, watched her mum get her nails done and then she was hooked on creating designs and pretty things for nails!! On leaving school she decided to pursue this course of training. After extensive research she found the perfect course in England that provided in depth beauty training over 3 years. However, the downside was she was unable to study nails immediately. This aspect was only in the third year of the course. Also, as she hadn’t got any GCSE’s Kelly had to start at level one instead of going in at Level 2. Once on the course Kelly realised starting at the bottom was actually a huge benefit to her studies.

Having successfully passed all levels of the course Kelly returned to Spain in order to start up her own business. She approached Inez at the Alberdini in Competa and asked if she could use one of her side rooms in order to provide beauty therapy services. Inez was happy to support Kelly and so a couple of months ago Kelly opened for business at the Alberdini in Competa. She provides an extensive list of beauty services and a comprehensive list of services for nails some of which haven’t been available in Competa before. For more details on her therapies see advert opposite or have a look on her facebook page. Also, Kelly added, if there is a particular design you would like created on your nails bring a picture and she will try and recreate for you. The Grapevine would like to wish Kelly luck in her new venture.

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X.Beauty & Nails By Kelly.X

Gift Cards now available

Facials Make-Up Manicure & Pedicure Acrylic & Gel Nails Nail Art Shellac & Minx Based at Waxing Spray Tanning The Alberdini, Competa and many more

Tel: 951 247 101 or 671 950 228 or email on:xbeauty-by-kellyx@hotmail.com Call or email for an appointment you can find me on Facebook Xx Beauty & Nails By Kelly xX


Easy walk ± 2,5 hours (this shorter walk starts and ends at El Pullido, the helicopter platform) El Pullido – Rio Torrox – Acebuchal and vice versa El Pullido – Rio Torrox – Acebuchal and vice versa

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alking festival/Senderismo Cómpeta. 4 days of walking/ 4 días de senderismo: 3/4/5/6 October 2013 in Cómpeta, 40 miles east of Málaga is a walkers paradise! Come and enjoy. Each day you will have the choice between an easy walk of 2,5 – 4 hours or a moderate walk of 4,5 – 7 hours, guided or self-guided. The walks on day 1, 3 and 4 start and end at Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta, the walk on day 2 starts and ends at the tourist office/oficina de turismo in Cómpeta. The guided walks start at 10 a.m. You may start your self-guided walks each of these days between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and you will receive an extensive walking description and map at the starting point.

Moderate walk ± 7 hours Cómpeta – Puerto del Collado – Rio Torrox – Collado Panduro – Collado de Paez Blanca – Acebuchal – Rio Torrox – El Pullido – Cómpeta Sunday 6th October Walks to Casa de la Mina Easy walk ± 4 hours Cómpeta – Casa de la Mina – Cómpeta Moderate walk ± 6 hours Cómpeta – Cerro Gavilán (firehut) – Venta Pradillos – Loma del Daire – Casa de la Mina – Cómpeta . Each participant, who completes the 4 days, will receive a certificate from the Ayunamiento de Cómpeta. Organization and information: Walk Spain: www.walkspain.co.uk Spanjeanders: www.spanjeanders.nl In collaboration with the Ayuntamiento de Cómpeta and ***Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta.

Total costs of participation in this programme for 4 days (guided or self-guided) is: € 10,- p.p. (excl. bus transfer from the coast on day 2, ± € 3,00). Programme Thursday 3rd October Easy walk ± 2,5 hours Cómpeta – Archez – Rio frio – Roman bridge – Canillas de Albaida – Cómpeta Moderate walk ± 4,5 hours Cómpeta – Archez – Rio frio – Roman bridge – Rio Cajula – Cueva del Agua – Cómpeta Friday 4th October Walks to the beach via the ridge Easy walk ± 4 hours Cómpeta – Rio Lagos – Algarrobo Costa (back by bus) Easy walk ± 5 hours Cómpeta – Rio Lagos – Algarrobo Costa – Torre del Mar (back by bus) Saturday 5th October Walks to the lost village, Acebuchal

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ALL PROFIT WILL GO TO CARITAS, COMPETA TO HELP THE POOR AND NEEDY IN OUR AREA.

COME TO THE CABARET IS THERE AN AIR OF MISCHIEVOUS FUN ABOUT YOU? YES! THEN WE HAVE SOMETHING TO TICKLE YOUR FANCY COMING UP ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29TH. AN EVENING OF FOOD, FUN AND FROLICS WILL BE HELD AT THE BALCON HOTEL, COMPETA. JOIN US FOR THE CABARET STARRING THE FANTASTICALLY TALENTED STEPHEN ELLIS AS MISS LA HOARE JOINED BY GEOFF MURRELL WHO ASSISTS MISS LA HOARE AND WILL ALSO TANTALISE US WITH HIS OWN MUSIC TO DANCE TO. THE TICKETS ARE 12 EUROS PER HEAD INCLUDING A TWO COURSE MEAL COMPRISING OF ENSALADA FOLLOWED BY A CHOICE OF PORK/BACON, FISH OR VEGETARIAN.LUIS AT THE BALCON DID US PROUD AT OUR LAST EVENT THERE. THE DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM READY FOR FOOD AT 8PM. THE CABARET WILL COMMENCE AROUND 9PM.FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT OUR CAMPO FACEBOOK PAGE OR EMAIL mavemoore@ymail.com TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 1ST AT THE BALCON HOTEL, TODO PAPEL, LA BOUTIQUE AND ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS. WE GUARANTEE YOU A GOOD LAUGH WITH GREAT COMPANY.

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The leading brand in Infrared Heating Heat up your home in a healthy and economical way! Infrared Design Heating System: Pictures, Mirrors, Glass, Blackboards, Columns etc.

NEW: Towel Dryer! The Redwell Towel Dryer With it's integrated controlling system is THE innovation on the market. The display panel enables to control the time for drying (from 30-120 min.) by a touchscreen. With a surface temperature of approx. 65째C the towels are not only dryed and warmed but also the bathroom is filled with comfortable warmth. Bring some freshness in your bathroom with the glass picture design 'Bamboo'. Size: 162 x 62 cm Wattage: 1000 W Highest manufactured quality in unique design.

Contact us or visit the exhibition at our shop: Redwell, Dipl.-Ing. Svend Scharler, Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa phone: 952539742, mobile: 606423869, Email: sscharler@gmx.de

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ACTION FOR ANIMALS Help and Good news

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his month we'd like to ask for your help in re-homing and also share some good news. We currently have three very young kittens that were found abandoned by the bins in Cómpeta. They are being cared for by the wonderful Beth Mcavoy, one of our volunteers, who, in the absence of their mother, has once again taken on the task of bottle feeding every four hours. They are almost ready for adoption. Action for Animals can cover the costs of neutering etc if you are able to offer one of them a loving home. We're also now desperate to find a home for Ollie, a beautiful,

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young dog who is loveable, playful and gets on well with cats, as his current fosterer is due to leave Cómpeta. Can you re-home Ollie or maybe foster him for a few months? Should you choose to foster Ollie then Action for Animals will cover the costs of his food and vet's bills while he is in your care. And now for some good news... You may remember Sally, a young boxer cross, who was thrown over the wall into the garden of an English couple in Archez back in June. Since then many of us have been tirelessly trying to find a permanent home for her. At last, Sally has a wonderful new family and a bright future! Thanks to everyone who helped to make this

happen – Lisa Hurt Jones of Naturvets, Lola at APARIV and especially Carol Nation, who fostered Sally while she waited for her new home. If you would like to offer a home to Ollie or one of the three abandoned kittens, please call Nina on 660586040 or call into our charity shop. Action for Animals Charity Shop, Avenida de la Constitución 59, Cómpeta. Opening hours: 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday and 10.0013.30 Saturday

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TOTAL SATELLITE INSTALLATIONS FULL INSTALLATIONS .

1.3mtr Dish - Sky+ HD Box (contract with BSKYB required) Receive all Sky channels & the option to have ON DEMAND with “Catch UP TV” including BBC i Player, ITV, 4OD, Demand 5 & more .

540€ INSTALLED

ASTRA 2. TV “WORRIED ABOUT LOSING BBC & ITV?” IPTV is the answer. No dish required Just an Internet connection (1.5MB minimum) 19 Top UK channels 7 day Catch Up TV This is the NEXT GENERATION of TV All this for just 17.99€ per month + installation Please call for more details 1.3mtr DISH FIT ONLY 280€ Realignments & Relocations from 40€ New Sky+HD Boxes 260€ Humax Freesat Recordable HD Boxes .

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

CALL Phil on 629 556 266 or email: philbraid@hotmail.com

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Restaurante El Pilón C/Laberinto 3, Cómpeta, Malaga (+34) 952 553 512

Terrace open all year round

New Summer Menu Now open 6 nights a week from 7pm (Plus Sunday Lunch 12pm-3pm Happy Hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7PM - 8PM Terrace is now open for dinning Spectacular Views Reservations Highly Recommended “El Pilón, the only restaurant in Cómpeta to receive the Certificate of Excellence two years running.” 34 advertise The Grapevine 80 To call 637 028See 873

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Azuaga Asesoria Jose F. Azuaga Salido

Fiscal Representation Taxes Accountancy Insurance Residents and Non Residents Tax declaration Services for both Self employed and Businesses Also we can help with:

Transferring cars onto Spanish Number Plates Driving Licences exchanged for Spanish Licences or foreign licences registered with the Spanish Trafic Authorities Services for both Self employed and Businesses Avda Constitucion 27, Competa (formally Inland Properties, on the car opposite CafĂŠ Competa) Tel/Fax: 952 55 78 28 Mobile: 654 893 255 e-mail: azuagaasesoria@gmail.com Insurance: We work with all of the leading Insurance Companies in Spain and can offer extremely competitive quotes for car, life, and health Insurance Please call into the office for more details 36 The Grapevine

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Restaurante

CORTIJO-PACO Fantastic views down to coast

Paco is back & open as usual! New Menu & New Bar 3rd October - Wine Tasting with Luis Cana Bodega from the Rioja region. Presentation in English with 3 distinct types of wines from the Bodega along with 3 complimentary plates of tapas dishes provided by Cortico Paco.

18 euro p/p Booking Essential

Sunday Lunch Special Menu - 14 euro (includes 3 courses and a drink) 27th October Sunday Lunch followed by live music in the bar by MPG

Closed Mondays - Open Tues to Sun from 7pm for dinner Open for Sunday Lunch & Dinner - Booking recommended .

www.cortijopaco.es CORTIJO PACO RESTAURANTE, Avd Canillas 6, Competa, Tel: 952 553 647 Mob: 657 324 491

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Eyebrow Shaping & tinting

Facials

Massage Cutting

A brand new 100% organic range of skincare products, beautiful natural fragrances, preservative free, affordable prices.

ColouringWe are closed for holidays from the 9th October until 17th inclusive

Waxing

Manicures

Gelac Nails

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beautiful skin and hair and slows down the aging process. Externally: Cut a lower, more mature leaf and rub the interior gel onto the wound/burn. It soothes instantly. A leaf sliced open can be bandaged on a wound.

SMALL POTS BUT BIG POWER PART 1! Campo cuttings by Lorraine Cavanagh

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find the world of medical herbs fascinating. We had such a cornucopia of medicines all around us for thousands of years – Mother Nature's touch of magic to help keep us healthy and happy. Then, because of our own stupidity, we lost many of them. We lost the plants and we lost the knowledge of our ancestors. Many are regaining interest in these natural curers; some still look upon it as superstitious nonsense but even our 'superior' modern research cannot deny the evidence. Many common herbs are full of well-documented goodness. I use the term 'herb' here in the broadest sense – a plant that is useful and not purely decorative; this can encompass anything from lichen to giant trees. We're putting together, at the Garden Centre, some little known herbs that are giants in keeping us healthy and curing ailments. Small pots but big power. We'll be starting off with a range of six of the best, but we will add into our herbal magic corner. Here, in a two-part feature, are the six. Aloe vera, syn. aloe barbadensis, also known as the Healing Plant, Wand of Heaven. Aloe verais one that many will recognise. It is believed to have originated in Africa. Like most aloes, it likes plenty of sunshine

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and little water. It can be damaged by freezing temperatures, snow and ice. The fleshy leaves grow in rosettes with a yellow candelabra flower. Young plants, known as 'pups' grow around the base of the mother and can be detached and planted to increase stock. Medically: man is known to have used aloe vera for 5000 years. The ancient Chinese and Egyptians utilised this remarkable plant for a multitude of reasons but especially in embalming mummies (for its preservative properties) and against tuberculosis and other respiratory problems. It contains over 200 active components; it is one of very few plants that contain vitamin B12, amongst many others, and some 20 minerals. It is hardly surprising that it is used for a wide range of ailments such as: stomach irritations, digestive problems, ulcers, gastritis, constipation, nausea, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, osteoarthritis; it helps blood circulation, detoxes, and reduces cholesterol. It is a great disinfectant and is antibiotic, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-fungal and antiviral. It reduces inflammation of painful joints. It is probably most known for its ability to soothe and heal all types of burns, rashes, bites and stings. Wounds heal quicker and scarring is reduced, skin complaints such as eczema and psoriasis are eased. Even Cleopatra used it as part of her beauty regime – it helps towards

Internally: Take 1 tablespoon of the gel daily – it can be blended with juice. Aloe veraalkalises the body. This creates an environment where disease cannot grow – even cancers. Contradications: most ancient cultures recognise the principal of taking a 'medicine' when it is needed. Daily, every day, is not the way. Let your body tell you. Kalanchoedaigremontiana, also known as Mother of Thousands, Alligator plant or Mexican Hat plant. Kalanchoedaigremontianais native to Mexican. The climate there is desert-like, thus plants will grow happily in hot, arid situations. It will not survive prolonged freezing temperatures. It is a quick grower and rapidly creates young plantlets on the borders of its leaves. Medically: k.daigremontiana is used for all types of cellular damage, and especially cancer, tumours, abscesses, inflammation, rheumatism, deep wounds and gangrene, hypertension, renal problems and psychological problems such as schizophrenia, irrational fears and panic attacks. Externally: mash the leaves and apply to the damaged area of skin. Juice of the leaves can also be mixed with oil to aid application. Internally: 30g of fresh raw leaf daily, preferably in 2 x 15g takes. The leaves can be chopped and added to salads; they have a slightly bitter taste but are not objectionable. Or blend a dessertspoon of leaf with water and drink three times a day.

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Contraindications: Should not be taken when pregnant as it can stimulate the uterus. Do not take if you have any heart condition. Do not take in a continuous form over large periods of time. This leaf is better used as a treatment rather than preventative. The plant – as many others – can be toxic when taken in very large quantities or over a prolonged period. Clinical tests have shown no toxicity up to 5g daily per kilo of body weight which is at least 10 times the suggested dosage here. Kalanchoe is not a miracle performer on its own. To cure cancer you need to change habits of a lifetime. Exclude toxics from your diet, your home, your lifestyle. It's us that can create the miracle. Stevia rebaudiana,also known as Sweet Herb, Sweet Leaf. Native to Paraguay where it has been known since time immemorial by the Guarani Indians as a natural sweetener. The plants are adaptable but will not tolerate water logging or freezing conditions. Perennial, three crops per year are

possible in Mediterranean Spain. Plant 0.5m apart and pinch frequently to encourage bushiness. To harvest, cut the plant down to 10cm above ground and hang the bundles in a light and airy place. The sweetness is greatest just before flowering, triggered by shortening autumnal days. Dried leaves can be crumbled into stevia powder and used in place of sugar. Fresh leaves can also be used. Medically: Many studies have shown that stevia tea regulate blood sugar levels in almost all type II cases of diabetes and in a high percentage of type I too. It stimulates pancreatic activity, reduces high blood pressure, improves digestive health, reduces fat in cases of obesity, and reduces anxiety. It is an antioxidant, a diuretic and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Chewing on fresh stevia leaves is said to avoid teeth cavities. Fresh: 4 leaves taken before or during breakfast and again at dinner time.

Dry: 2g of dried leaves soaked in boiling water for 10 mins. twice a day, once in the morning and one in the late evening. Contraindications: If you have diabetes, monitor your glycaemic levels to correctly balance your intake of stevia and medication. Medication levels are usually greatly reduced thanks to stevia. Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor before embarking on any course of treatment. Lorraine Cavanagh owns the specialist garden centre ViverosFlorena, Competa, Malaga (garden centre, designers & landscapers) and is author of the bestselling Mediterranean Garden Plants and Citrus, The Zest of Life. Keep checking the web page for latest news, stock etc. at the garden centre. Join our mailing list. Winter Hours: October to May 10 – 4 Always closed Sundays and Mondays. Tel:689928201 See us on Facebook – Lorraine Cavanagh's Garden Centre Web page:www.viverosflorena.com Email:florenaspain@hotmail.com

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Puente Don Manuel

Five Star Dental Care You Can Trust

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

Michael ’s Upholstery 11 Calle del Carmen Competa

www.competaart.com Tel: 952 55 34 64 Bring in summer with our complete repair and upholstery service

Lorena Bar y Restaurante Av. Sayalonga, Competa Tel: 952 553 354

Garden and terrace cushions in outdoor quality materials. Parasol and gazebo cover repairs Re-upholstery of antique and modern furniture. Free pick up and delivery on small items.

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Inside Bar area Separate Restaurant area Typical Spanish food Outside Terrace Playground opposite Open from 10.00am

Men del Dia 9 euro

Kitchen Open 1.00 - 3.30pm & 7.00- 11.00pm

Huge Salon are for birthdays and private functions Enquire within for more information and prices

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NaturVets Cómpeta From the 1st October 2013 we are expanding our facilities & services X-Rays Over-the-top operation theatre & anethesia room 24 hour emergency service in Cómpeta Hospitalisation Home visits Solo distributor for Dieta Yum meat Petgrooming bones & tripe Pet Shop We speak: English, Espanol, Deutsch, Francais, Dansk

Clínica Veterinaria Naturvets Cómpeta Avda. de La Constitución 15 29754 Cómpeta Tel 952 55 38 50 follow us on facebook website: www.naturvets.com email: naturvets@gmail.com To advertise call 637 028 873

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The opening of Axareducation in C贸mpeta

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Alberdini

Restaurant: Varied a la carte menu with honest food and a lot of vegetarian options. Every day a menu of the day between 1pm and 4pm for only 10,00€

A different place that will not leave you indifferent! Check our website for more information and don´t miss out on our events on facebook: www.facebook.com/alberdinihotelrural

Hotel: rooms from 40,00€ a night with breakfast included

Bar: Enjoy our beautiful terraces for a drink or a meal.

Events in October 04/10 11/10 19/10 31/10

20.30 – 23.30H 20.00 20.30

NEW CLASSES!!! See website for more details www.alberdini.com

Acoustic Roots: Live music Quiz Private party Alberdini Sessions: Open mic evening

Pilates & yoga classes open to all.

Something to celebrate? Alberdini takes the time to sit with you and make you a quotation!

Hotel Restaurante Alberdini Pago La Lomilla 85 - Cómpeta 952516294 info@alberdini.com www.alberdini.com

Open 7 days a week. Kitchen open from 1pm-4pm and from 7-11pm To advertise call 637 028 873

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Do you want to work from home? Self-employed proof readers Working from home, proof readers will be selfemployed and have very high standard of Spanish and English language comprehension skills. Previous experience of proof reading is preferred rather than essential, but excellent spelling and grammar skills are critical. Those appointed will need internet access, but will be able to choose hours of work to suit their own lifestyle. Work is available 24 hours a day. Market Force Europe is the world's leading customer intelligence company that provides its clients with insights and feedback from their customers. This research helps these organisations make real improvements to the service they offer customers. Mystery shopper experiences go to clients in high quality reports and it's vital that these are accurate; contain no mis-spellings or contradictions, grammatical errors or offensive commentary. This ensures that Market Force Europe and their clients can be confident that reports have been researched, written and proof-read by a dedicated team.

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Market Force Europe pays for each report read and the fee varies according the length of the questionnaire that shoppers submit. As a result, readers can choose the hours they work and therefore the amount they can earn. It should be noted that any specific quantities of work cannot be guaranteed and as self-employed; readers are responsible for declaring their income to the Inspector of Taxes and paying their own income tax and National Insurance. Anyone interested should email euapplication@marketforce.com in the first instance, detailing why this opportunity appeals, why they consider themselves suitable and include a CV. Suitable candidates will be invited to Market Force Europe offices in Milton Keynes to learn more about the company and its values. It will allow the company to get to know candidates and to ensure that its standards are met by way of some short tests. Subsequent training sessions take place in the Milton Keynes offices.

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Market Force Europe is recruiting self-employed proof readers and mystery shopping researchers Become a mystery shopper No such thing as a free lunch? Well there is now!... It may sound too good to be true but Market Force Europe mystery shopper can get paid to do just that! From shopping to eating and drinking out, free memberships to heath clubs and even free nights in romantic hotels away from the kids, mystery shopping is a great way to earn extra cash quickly and easily. Market Force Europe uses members of the public to conduct the mystery visits, it requires no formal training and the whole system runs online so it's easy to select only jobs of interest. It's different from other jobs because many mystery visits can be incorporated into a normal day. It's also a fantastic opportunity to give feedback to retailers so they can improve their customer service. It's very flexible and a mystery shopper might decide to take a trip into the local shopping centre once the children have been dropped at

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school and visit one of Market Force Europe's' client's shops or cafĂŠs. They could share a light lunch with friends at a variety of restaurants or even plan a night out with a partner and will receive reimbursement towards the purchases! Market Force Europe has many airport assignments currently available airside and landside. If you use Malaga airport then this is a great opportunity for you to have a coffee or a drink on us whilst waiting for your flight or waiting to collect family or friends. All Market Force Europe mystery shopping assignments are completed online following a simple step-by-step questionnaire. Reports are submitted in separate stages, so if there's an interruption, the file can be saved and completed later. Anyone interested in becoming a Market Force Europe Mystery Shopper, should visit es.marketforce.com register for free, and start shopping!

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Located just a short drive from the popular white village of Cómpeta, this charming villa has a superb setting with wonderful views across to the mountain ranges and to the coast.

Spacious property of approx. 184m2 comprising: Main villa: Tiled sun lounge, open plan living room, f/f kitchen, 2 double bedrooms & shower room. Guest house with 2 double bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchenette & bathroom Mature garden planted with fruit trees & succulents. Open & shaded terraces one with a 3mt x 2mt plunge pool, BBQ, a gravelled parking area and store room Traditional wooden windows with shutters, beamed ceilings, wood burning stoves, air con/heating, wall heaters, heated towel rail, irrigation system, 10,000 litre water deposit, telephone & internet, mains water and electricity connections

A lovely villa with excellent access and generous living space. Would make an ideal family home with rental potential. Awaiting EPC C3337

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

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CÓMPETA: Avda. de la Constitución, 31, Tel: (0034) 952 516 633 Fax: (0034) 952 516 635 email: clara@taurusrealestate.com

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rom tourism hotspot to expatriate home of choice – Spain has always ridden high in our favours as Britons, but recent bashing of the country by consistent media focus only on the negative aspects of the nation, and the fact that the euro is an expensive currency compared to the pound these days, has meant that the country’s reputation has been tarnished. However, Spain has so much in its favour that anyone looking for an escape overseas would be crazy to overlook it! The Spanish sunshine – it’s free and abundant across the nation in the long summertime, or head to southern Spain and you can lap it up from March to October. The sun dries your washing until it is crisp on the line, it bakes your body until it feels relaxed, and nothing in life seems so bad.! Spain is only a hop, skip and a jump from the UK with multiple daily flights from all UK airports to all Spanish airports. In other words, it is cheap and easy to get to Spain or to get back home in a hurry should the need arise. )The Spanish landscape is diverse and fascinating – and accessing a desert, rolling hills, dramatic mountains, sun-kissed beaches, orange or olive groves, vineyards and wetlands is within your easy reach when you’re living in Spain. Every day can bring you a new landscape and vista if you choose to explore your stunning new nation. The pace of life is definitely more leisurely in Spain Education in Spain is free for all children – and if you want your children to integrate, learn Spanish and make local friends, enrolling them in school will cost you nothing and is surprisingly straightforward and simple, bearing in mind that Spain is quite famous for its love of red tape! Healthcare in Spain is also free for those who are working and contributing to the system through the payment of taxes and social contributions. It is also free for retirees from the UK thanks to a reciprocal agreement between Spain and Britain.

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Bargain Price: 195,000€ Ref: C3037 Location: Competa Beds:3 Bath:2 Size: 132m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 199,000€ Ref: V292 Location: Competa Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 154m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

Price: 49,500€ Ref: ta1_419 Location: Archez Beds:1 Baths:1 Size: 67² Pool: No Sunset Properties

Thank-you to Wayne Wayne Newman first became involved with Artists when the late Juan Cuenca asked him to produce a web site for Price: 287,000€ Price: 99.950€ Price: 99,000€ him, which Wayne had great fun setting up for him. At that time the artist gallery opposite El Pilon being run by Ref: 648 Ref: vs1_787 Ref: T745 Location: Competa Location: Sayalonga Location: Archez several artists was still operating. When it closed Wayne asked several of them whether they would like to be on a Beds:4 Baths:2 Beds:1 Baths:1 combined art web site. Many said yes and hence theBeds:4 start ofBaths:2 the Competaart web page.Size: Wayne43m² then+organized Size: 150m² (approx) 17m² Garage Size: 115m² monthly meetings which everyone enjoyed, and from that discussions led to what exhibitions the groupNowould like to Pool: Yes Pool: Pool: No Solutions 4 U it would be good; both SunsetinProperties Taurus Real Estate do. Some members suggested for the artists themselves but also Competa general, if as many as possible opened their doors to the public over the Easter weekend. This was the start of the yearly Competaart Walkabout. It proved very successful and in 2011 Wayne was presented by the mayor with the Compitorum award on behalf of Competaart for the benefit the group had achieved for Competa by bringing in a lot more visitors to the village. Wayne has now decided that enough is enough as it has been a lot of hard work each year. Our thanks and appreciation to Wayne for what he has done over the past years, and hope that he will continue the Competaart web site. There will be no big Walkabout this year but plans are afoot for 2014 and several artists have exhibitions here and Price: 77.000€ Price: 147,500€ abroad these coming months. We would like to thank everyone who has expressed great interest in 66.000€ the Walkabouts Price: Ref: AP01 here and you can be sure weRef: Ref:of667 and the activities the many local artists and craftsmen/women will ts3_832 be back next year. Location: Corumbela Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 106m² (approx) Pool: Yes Solutions 4 U

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Rustic Price: 99,000€ Ref: ta1_821 Location: Archez Beds:4 Baths:2 Size: 115m² Pool:No Sunset Properties

Price: 179,000€ Ref: C3314 Location: Canillas de Albaida Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 75m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 185,000€ Ref: 666 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Size: 102m² (approx) Pool: Hot Tub Solutions 4 U

Price: 165,000€ Ref: 652 Location: Canillas Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 124m² Pool: No Solutions 4 U

Price: 299,000€ Ref: vc1_671 Location: Competa Beds:4 Bath:2 Size: 185m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 299,000€ Ref: F290 Location: Cómpeta Beds:4 Baths:4 Size: 144m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

Price: 52,000€ Ref: R01 Location: Sedella Beds:Size: 26m² Pool: No Sergio Fernandez

Price: 209,000€ Ref: C3178 Location: Competa Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 133m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 350,000€ Ref: vc1_836 Location: Competa Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 140m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

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Prestige Propert y Price: 549,000€ Ref: V293 Location: Cómpeta Beds:4 Baths:3 Size: 320m² Pool: Yes Brogan Properties

Price: 379,000€ Ref: Vlr_892 Location: Los Romanes Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 181m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 379,000€ Ref: vc1_911 Location: Cómpeta Beds:4 Baths:3 Size: 216m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

Price: 159,000€ Ref: AP02 Location: Sayalonga Beds:2 Baths:2 Size: 74m² Pool: No Sergio Fernandez

Price: 549,000€ Ref: C3356 Location: Cómpeta Beds:4 Baths:4 Size: 284m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 595,000€ Ref: T822 Location: Sayalonga Beds:4 Baths:2 Size: 297m² Pool: Yes Taurus Real Estate

Price: 269,000€ Ref: 643 Location: Competa Beds:3 Baths:2 Size: 173m² (approx) Pool: Yes Solutions 4 U

Price: 495,000€ Ref: Vc1_825 Location: Competa Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Size: 380m² Pool: Yes Sunset Properties

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Price: 550.000€ Ref: 205 Location: Cómpeta Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Size: 146m² Pool: Yes Solutions 4 U

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Solutions 4 U More Than Just An Estate Agent

Office Address: El Atajo, Opp. Villa Chile, Competa Email: Info@solutions4u-competa.com Web Pages: www.solutions4u-competa.com

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

Detached, Quality, 4-Bedroom Villa & Pool, Walking Distance to Cómpeta

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2-Storey 187m2 Villa 4 Bedrooms (1 with separate entrance & en-suite, ideal for guests) 3 Bathrooms Large Lounge & Open Kitchen Central Heating Swimming Pool Lots of extras For full asking price everything included

Price: 395,000 Euros Exclusive / Sole Agent Solutions 4 U – easy parking right outside the office On the Torrox/Sayalonga Rd junction, ½ kilometer before Cómpeta

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the use of renewable technology. Having the last 4 months looking at products, speaking with manufacturers, and suppliers to put our own offering together of Photovoltaic Systems – we're not going to further promote the use of PV until we can be certain of what impact the Royal Decree will have. So what's the solution? We need to cleverly manage and monitor our energy use, as well as consider alternative ways in which to heat and cool and light our homes. *The introduction of a solar hotwater system can reduce electric bills by over 50% when displacing an electric water heater.

SPAIN TO TAX THE SUN Spanish Government to tax homes with Photovoltaic Panels

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he proposed Royal Decree to tax home owners who produce their own electricity is the first of its kind worldwide, and is certain to cause problems for those who previously installed systems where investment payback was calculated without the proposed new tax. We didn't quite believe it at first, so we scoured the web hoping to find something that would tell us it was all a big mistake, but no, the web is full of leading news agencies reporting on the issue, and reference that the Governments Worldwide are keenly watching to see what happens. Although the Spanish Government are expected to face a number of objections which will need answered before the final paper is released (expected October 2013), due to their vast majority of seats in Parliament the Royal Decree is not required to come under debate from the opposition party's and is thought will be approved quickly in order to bolster the balance sheet.

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So what does the new law really mean for those with Solar PV or thinking about installing it? *Those who generate their own electricity will have to pay a tax which will make self electricity generation financially uneconomical over the medium term of 10 -20 years. (UNEF estimates payback at as much as 35 years!!) *Homes with Photovoltaic Panels have to connect them to the grid within 2 months of installation. Failure to do so will result in a fine. (Widely reported to be between €6m and €30m Euros!!). Spain currently has some of the highest utility costs in Europe, and imports over 80% of electricity and gas. Utility costs are expected to rise above inflation as Spain can do little to control the foreign production costs, and the Government can ill afford to increase current subsides. This is a huge blow to home owners, and business users of Photovoltaic, as well as to companies like ours who promote

*LED light bulbs can save over 90% of electric consumption when replacing traditional bulbs . *Back Boiler Log Burners can cut oil and gas use considerably when used to hot water, radiators and underfloor heating instead of the traditional boiler. *A swimming pool cover can save tens of thousands of litres of water from evaporating annually. The government may choose to tax us on electric energy we generate ourselves, but can't possibly tax us for Energy & Water we don't use, so the answer is simple: Conserve the Water & Energy we use therefore reducing monthly bills and our keeping hard earned cash in the bank, our bank, not the Governments. For further details on the proposed Sun Tax, or to find out how you can save on your utility bills, please contact us on 633 759 994 / 951 139 297 or email info@heat4free.net heat4free sourced information from the following websites; www.reuters.com www.bloomberg.com www.jeremyleggett.net/ www.investmentwatchblog.com www.forbes.com

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Be Prepared this Autumn & Winter Got Radiators? Have a look at our Log Burners with Back Boilers Water Evaporating? Install a Daisy Pool Cover Hot water costs too high? Try a SONGUT Solar Hot Water System Want to swim all winter? NEW Astral Procalor II Heatpumps now available Using too much energy? Keep an eye on your use with an Owl Energy Monitor

Full details on all of the above products can be found on our website www.heat4free.net or alternatively give us a call and we can arrange a no obligation appointment to come and discuss your needs in person

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ANDREW’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS WE EMPLOY ONLY TIME SERVED, QUALITY CRAFTSMEN WHOSE WORK WILL STAND THE CLOSEST SCRUTINY ·

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THOMAS GANT LAW

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

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

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

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We are selling properties – yours is next! We are not Creative estate Property Marketing agents!

We do things differently... We take selling your property seriously. We don't charge you commission but we couldn't be more motivated to help you sell your property. We offer help, advice and guidance from the very start through to assisting when you have a buyer.

We are a registered business specialising in property advertising & marketing. We have more than 30 years' experience in international property sales. Our service is friendly, honest and professional. All house hunters from around the world use the internet to search for properties in Spain – make sure they see your property is for sale. Your property will be advertised on more than 14 websites 24hours a day, 7 days a week and will be visible to buyers from across the world. Pay just ₏245 plus IVA for a whole 12 months to be on the best websites for selling Spanish property including; Prime Location, Zoopla Overseas, Kyero, Think Spain, Homes go Fast, Med Head and eight more!

We find buyers from across the world... will yours be next?

Over 1m buyers search these websites every week. We create high quality property details to include information, photos and a map of your location. Work with us as a team to sell your property privately. All you, a neighbour or friend have to do is open the property for viewings.

Tel: 951 400 228 Email: info@creativepropertymarketing.com Visit: www.creativepropertymarketing.com

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

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

More than 20 years ago Asesoría Aljarife opened its’ doors to the public. Since then, hundreds of companies and individuals in the Axarquia region and from the Malaga Province have left in our hands the responsibility to advise them to get the best possible results for their businesses. We are a group of highly qualified professionals that work for you. Economists and administrators with a wealth of experience that are at your disposal any time in order to make your life easier.

www.aljarife.com 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

Villa for Sale - 195,000€

This attractive residence has 2 bedrooms with one bathroom, open plan living room and kitchen with a lovely bright conservatory along with a separate guest extension complete with en-suite bathroom. The property has a driveway with ample parking space along with a very manageable pool complete with automatic filter system from the pump house on the lower levels of the property, a BBQ and seating area are on this same terrace. From the front of the house the view of the surrounding countryside are spectacular and can be enjoyed by day or night. The sun room is light and friendly for those cooler days, from there you have access to the utility room with extra workspace. The sun room leads directly into the living room with a log burner and an open plan kitchen, from here there is access to the other rooms within the property.

A cosy house with all amenities and only 5 minuets drive to the local village. An excellent Lawyer/Abagado can be recommended for legal transactions should you require one. For more information please contact the owner on 951 069 969, or email: jim_mccann100@yahoo.co.uk

www.villahenrycompeta.com

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a L g Vinuela” n i p m a “C INTERNATIONAL RASTRO & COUNTRY MARKET

“Every Wednesday” (10am to 3pm) Great selection of market stalls offering local produce, artisan, books ladies & mens clothing, household goods, jewellery, art, gifts,& much much more.... plenty on offer for everyone

Fantastic bar and restaurant next door at Bar Camping Wonderful views of Lake Vinuela Browse and enjoy the experience of being in the heart of Axarquia Directions: Ctra. A-356, KM 30 La Vinuela, Malaga

For further information e-mail: marketcampingbar@gmail.com or telephone 650380954 Special Menu del Dia for Market Days 7€ !!! To advertise call 637 028 873

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LOS CABALLOS DEL MOSQUIN Horse Riding in Andalucia

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n the mountains of Andalucia - between the villages of Competa and Canillas de Albaida, in the Axarquía region you will find a tremendous opportunity to experience horseback riding on lovely and well trained Andalucian horses.

Andalucian horses and hours of outdoor recreation in lovely and sunny southern Spain. Start the day in a healthy way surrounded by the beauty of nature. Our Autumn Program includes rides collecting wild mushrooms and herbs in the Natural park of "Sierras Almijara Los Caballos del Mosquin offers and Tejeda". In relation to the various opportunities to unwind. drop in temperature our horses If it´s just for a couple of hours, gain more spirit and energy during the week-and or for a which means the perfect whole week, trekking in the wheather for experienced riders magnificent, beautiful to get a good canter on our 1/2 countryside can be experienced and 1/1 day rides. Brush up by both the total novice, the courses in riding technique and more experienced rider or the horsemanship during the very experienced rider looking months of September and for new challenges. With this October. We look forward to opportunity, you will be able to riding with you! experience something we all hunger for in our everyday life: Mobile: +34 608 658 108 Tranquility, nature, togetherness For more info go to: with the marvellous proud www.horseriding-andalucia.com

El Mosquin Cómpeta Tel: 608 658 108 www.horseriding-andalucia.com email: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

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New Traditional Afternoon tea served everyday Coffee/Tea & Cake 2.50

Café Bar

“El Despacho De Fernan” C/Rampa. Edif. Ayunatamiento, No.1 Competa, Malaga Tel: 952 553 518

Behind the Town hall Sat October 12th Megan Rose and Geoff Murrell - from 2.00pm To book call 952 553 518, or just come along for a drink.

Open Mon - Sat (Closed Sundays) 9.00am till late - Drinks, Snacks & Full Menu

www.barfernan.es

info@barfernan.es

www.autocoolspain.com Specialist CAR aircon service and repair.

Before & After Refurbished Headlights

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

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

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The Spanish Coffee Break In the Kitchen

eggcup empty fillets filling flour food fold fork freeze freezer fridge garlic gradually grated grease greedy griddle BBQ ground handful heat

huevera vaciar filetes relleno harina comida doblar tenedor congelar congelador frigorífico ajo lentamente rallado grasa glotón plancha parilla molido puñado calentar

herb ingredients juicy Lamb layer lid loaf melt mint mix mustard oil oven pork pour raw recipe ribs ripe seasoning seafood

hierba ingredientes jugoso cordero capa tapadera barra derretir menta mezclar mostaza aceite horno cerdo verter crudo receta costillas maduro condimento mariscos

Sopa de Letras Search & Learn with the very first “Sopa de Letras” in the Axarquia!

In the Kitchen Search Word Translation huevera eggcup vaciar empty filetes fillets relleno filling harina flour comida food doblar fold tenedor fork congelar freeze congelador freezer frigorífico fridge ajo garlic lentamente gradually rallado grated grasa grease glotón greedy plancha griddle parilla BBQ molido ground puñado handful calentar heat hierba herb ingredientes ingredients jugoso juicy cordero lamb capa layer

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CÓMPETA Plaza Almijara, 6

CoffeeXXXL & Cake Coffee Sandwich Only& 2.00€ (Every 3.20€ Afternoon)

APaella small every selection ofSunday properties Coffeepresented & Cake Sunday Paella every Only 2.00€ Please call in for more information Please call in55for information Tel:in 952 55 37 01 to youTel: from local agents this area. 952 37 more 01 estate (Every Afternoon)

Large enclosed play area Lots of country walks Pet collection & Delivery service Vet Services On Call Gourmet Meals if Required

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

“Only the best for your pal” Ring: Phil (mob) 649 079 321 email: philipclayton_1@msn.com Comares / Benamargosa Ex- cat & dog airlines.uk Recommended Refs Available

J.L Rodriguez Stone walling, patios, tiling & General Building Tel: 650 563 872 English/Spanish speaking email: jose@jlrodriguezconstrucciones.com www.jlrodriguezconstrucciones.com

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Rafters Rastro New 2 You Shop

Household Furniture, Bric-a-brac, Restaurant Equipment, Terrace Furniture, Kitchen Equipment, Wooden Distressed Furniture, Mirrors, Lamps, plus much more... (We buy unwanted household items) Tel: Alan or Wendy 697 276 230 Email: alanbridge20@hotmail.com www.raftersrastro.com C/ Antonio Millón 16 (behind Hotel Jimesol, down steps) Nerja

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

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Taberna - Teteria Hierbabuena Full Restaurant Menu, Tapas, Original Moroccan Foods in Tagines Traditional Homemade Food English Breakfasts

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Friday Nights Fish & Chips (Book Early to avoid disappointment)

Indian Night once a week (Pop in for more details)

Reservations call 951 70 76 38 Avenida de la Constitucion, 35, C贸mpeta www.tabernateteriahierbabuena.com

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Health & Beauty Rebeccah Curtis ITEC

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, Malaga Mon - Fri: 8.30-2.30 & 5.00-8.30

Sat: 8.30-2.30

Sun: 10.00-2.00

PROFESSIONAL WINDOW TINTING & SOLAR BLINDS

Keep out the heat but keep the view! Enjoy the sunshine in comfort We tint: cars, mobile homes, offices, conservatories, patio doors, glass curtains, glazed balconies & yachts Infact: if its glass we’ll tint it!

Reduce:Heat, glare & expensive air con expenses For more information contact: 902 888 176 / 644 546 176

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AROMATHERAPY REFLEXOLOGY BOWEN TECHNIQUE CHIROPRACTOR Rebeccah Curtis COUNSELLING ITEC BIO FEEDBACK NEW BEAUTY THERAPY MANICURES PEDICURES FACIALS WAXING FACIAL TREATMENT WITH LASER TECHNOLOGY

Autumn sales! Quality cosmetics and perfumes at only 5€

The Centre will be closed 3rd, 4th, 5th October TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 10:00 TIL 15:00 Urb. Laguna Beach, Centro Comercial B, no16 Torrox Costa, 29793 Malaga TELF: 952 53 0122 Mobile: 651 956 284

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Grapevine Bargain Ads Photo adverts only 15 Euro for two month Text adverts (max 30 words) free Payment in advance only- ads must be received by 17th of the month

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Ducal Pine Sideboard with UK quality glass top

Multi-instrument electronic synthesiser keyboard

Excellent Condition 199.00€ W:175cm, H:88cm. D:46cm Tel. 651 135 726

100 instruments - 100 rhythms, vibrato, pitch bend, with user manual & learner guide. Includes stand. Cost 300 Euros with stand - as new - hardly used 120,00 Euros Tel: 637074923 Canillas Albaida

Mitsubishi Colt Cz3 1.316V 05/09/2005

Semi-acoustic electric guitar

Genuine 11,500kms Black One lady owner, car bought new from Mavesa in Malaga.Full service history New ITV September 2013, Price 5500 Euros Contact Steve or Val - 610 39 22 94 or email Fincalospinos@msn.com

complete with strap, lead, stand, and 20 watt amplifier 150,00 Euros Tel: 637074923 Canillas Albaida

Dog transport cage.

Clarinet for sale.

New, never been used: Size.60x45x53. Please see photo. Price 25€ Tel: 645374251: Mail:dcmc21@gmail.com. Skype: mnesparks.

In excellent condition & suitable for a beginner up to Grade 5 standard. This is a bargain at €150 (£130). A clarinet stand & tuition book is included. For more details contact jotom20042003@yahoo.com

FIAT UNO 1 litre LHD, Spanish plates New ITV (April) New tyres New starter motor Good little runner 900€ Tel Graham 952115981 Mob. 665259334

KTM 950 SM 2008

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5500km, Spanish registered, ITV to 11/13, full KTM service history, new tyres, very good condition, 5,500€ Competa Tel: 628 990 503 Mob: 651 386 377

Pine table and 6 chairs for sale. Competa. Telephone 663 Tel: 578 150 500 euros OVNO Competa

2 x Patamalara Water Shares 2 x Patamalara Water Shares For Sale - 7,200 Euros each. 17,500 litres every 8 days. Solutions 4 U Tel. 952 55 38 07 Tel: 660 51 01 34

OSTRICH EGGS Please call into our shop in for more bargains Action for Animals Avenida de la Constitucion 59 Competa 29754 (Malaga) only €5 each

Sherwood Ridgeway "White Míst" crockery Please call into our shop in for more bargains Action for Animals Avenida de la Constitucion 59 Competa 29754 (Malaga) only 20.00€


Pavo Real Bar and Restaurant Open All Day Every Day (incl. Kitchen) 10.00am until late. TEL: 654 869 083 Traditional Sunday Lunch Roast Chicken or Beef with all the trimmings 1 course 9 euro, 2 courses 10 euro or 3 courses 11 euro

New Menu and Specials Board (snack & evening)

Ribs Wide range of home made pies Thai Curry Cod, Chips & mushy peas 9.50 euro Full English Breakfast & tea 7 euro

½ chicken, chips, salad & glass of beer/wine to eat in Thu, Fri & Sat- 9 euro

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

New Year's Eve Party Music with Andy Time, a hot and cold buffet. Priced at 25 euros p.p. plus the usual Christmas Eve party, food and entertainment on the house. BOOK NOW!

2x 50"TV's so can show different matches at the same time

Bottles 1.25 - Pints 2 euro - Tubo 1 euro

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

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

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

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

We speak Spanish, English, German, Italian & French

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

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•October 2013 Horoscopes• ARIES

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TAURUS

GEMINI

CANCER

Y

ou can be extra kind to yourself. Give yourself a present. Find something you thoroughly enjoy that would perk up your spirits and cost little. The time has also come to get another job.

LEO

LIBRA

VIRGO

Y

ou'll be happiest away from prying eyes . You're not in the mood to be friendly or participate in idle gossip. It seems you've been having the same conversations with the same people for some time now.

Y

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

SAGITTARIUS

22th November - 21st December

D

C

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

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omance is in the air and you must be breathing a lot of it today, Cancer. Your blood is boiling, your passion surging, and a romantic dinner for two is in the cards. You'll be inclined to shop for clothes!

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23rd August - 22th September

J

ust when you thought things were settled. You may receive some information that has a dramatic impact on your life. Perhaps you'll receive an opportunity to move to another state or country.

SCORPIO

23rd October - 21st November

Y

ou can expect some big changes, Scorpio. All the hard work you've been doing to develop your confidence is showing, and this is attracting opportunities like bees to honey.

CAPRICORN

22th December - 19th January

A

on't overreact. Your biorhythms are low. In fact, you may be feeling a bit under the weather. There's no point in trying to keep up a cheerful front. People will see through your facade.

AQUARIUS

Y

ou receive some new insight about an important person in your life, Taurus, and your relationship takes a dramatic turn for the better. You feel you now know this person completely.

ou may receive a windfall from an unexpected source, Aries. Perhaps an uncle died and remembered you in his will or an old legal settlement has finally come through.

long-term project reaches a positive conclusion, one that may have a dramatic impact on your finances. You've sold your manuscript to a publisher or successfully concluded a project.

PISCES

Y

ou're eager for information on a particular subject and will go to great lengths to get it, Pisces. Before heading off to the library, why not try an online search?

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As the Transfer Window closed, many Liverpool fans

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6. Nassau 7. James Mason and

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Jeremy Irons. (Humbert Humbert is the main character in Lolita)

8. Flagella 9. Nano 10. Alabtross 11. Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Holland 12. Three answers a. mud b. sea water c. laughter

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Phone Rob on 690 076 988 or 951 247 171

Cómpeta

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Bar-Restaurante

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Find us on the top floor of the Q8 Garage Competa. Enter the Q8 Forecourt And take the slip road up by the Side of the car wash.

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Local News WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA

MULTICULTURAL NIGHT OF MUSIC AND DANCE Sunday October 6, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida 6 hours of Music and Dance from around the World. As part of its Cultural week, the Ayuntamiento of Canillas de Albaida proudly presents a Night of Multi-cultural Music and Dance to be held in the Plaza (main square), Canillas de Albaida on Sunday 6th October. Admission to the event is free but there will be opportunities to donate to local charities. The event will be hosted by Inez Leniere and Roger Sparks in Spanish and English and they will open the concert at 6.45pm, an early start but there is lot to fit in. TAIL TORROX Tail dogs have survived another hot and humid summer and continue to thrive. Early September Bar Los Amigos in Torrox Park put on a Variety Show in aid of charity which was such a sell-out that several of Tail volunteers were unable to buy tickets although we were one of the beneficiaries. A very big thank you. Tail ran a garage sale in the Pueblo Andaluz, Torrox Costa, mid September which despite the predictions

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of bad weather went ahead and proved more than worthwhile. Tail has had a stall at the Nerja Sunday Market all July, August and September where Martine Decroie has worked hard to average over a €100 each day. The Tail stall on the Algarrobo Saturday market (1st & 3rd sat of the month) recommenced in September and will run through the winter.

Upcoming Dog Show on November 9th at the Boat Chiringuito, Torrox Costa (Penoñcillo). This will be the third dog show this autumn, so if you have taken part in the others this is the one to see if you really are a winner. Come along and have a great time at a great venue. Follow Tail on Facebook, webpage, or telephone 629 501 173 AXARQUIA'S NEW CHOIR, CORAL BEL CANTO, GETS OFF TO A FLYING START On 5th September, after coffee, cold drinks and churros in Cafe Niza prospective members of the new choir in Velez Malaga were welcomed by Louise Soucy, one of the founders. She introduced their conductor, Manuel Sanchidrián. Manolo was already known to some of those present and they were

delighted to learn of his appointment. Some singers who intended to join had not yet returned from their Summer holidays in various parts of Europe but there was nevertheless a good showing of twenty four men and women from 7 different countries. The venue had been a closely guarded secret. The group were escorted up the hill to the Convent of Las Claras and were shown into the convent church. There were gasps of amazement when many of those present saw the interior of the 16th century church for the first time. Could this really be where rehearsals would be held? Before anything else a few minutes were spent while the beauty of this incredible building with its high ceiling and dome promising fantastic acoustics were admired by everyone.. Finally Manolo called the choir to order and did some initial exercises, both physical and vocal before starting the business of rehearsal, which was to learn how to sing a four part piece in the way he wanted. The music was new to everyone there but Manolo proved to be an excellent teacher and made the learning fun. .As befitted the building, the piece was composed around 300 years ago by Antonio Lotti. "Regina Coeli" became the first work in the repertoire of "Coro Bel Canto".

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Local News Two other pieces were rehearsed and there was even a mini performance of Handel's Canticorum Jubilo on the chancel steps. Two hours passed very quickly and it was a happy group who made their way back down the hill. At the second rehearsal the following week some more new members were welcomed by, what already felt like, a group of established friends and the membership had grown to 29. Bel Canto will be meeting at Las Claras every Thursday at 11am. New members will always be made welcome and anyone who wishes to know more can come along to a rehearsal to see for themselves how a group of singers can get pleasure in creating a great sound together. For more information call 952534173 or 618 379290 (English) or 630520581 (Spanish)

COMPETA TOWN HALL NEWS Walking festival: 4 days of walking: 3/4/5/6 Cómpeta is a walkers paradise! Come and enjoy! Each day you will have the choice between an easy walk of 2,5 – 4 hours or a moderate walk of 4,5 – 7

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hours, guided or self- guided. All walks start at the tourist office. The total costs of participation in this programme for 4 days is €. 10,- p.p. More information available in the Tourist office. Sports activities starting! The 30th of September the Town Hall start sporting activities. Join one of the many activities the Town Hall has to offer: keep fit for elderly, football, badminton, basketball, swimming, zumba,… Día de la Hispanidad On the 12th of October we celebrate Hispanic day. At 12.00 we honour our Guardia Civil at the Competa Church VI Day of the bicycle Annual Day of the bicycle. Inscription at 09.00H and we start at 10.00H from the Mirador at Portichuelo. Noche de lascastañas/ Night of the chestnuts Come and join the festivities at Plazoleta in the evening! More information at the town hall and on facebook.com/ayuntamientodec ompeta. · Swimming pool The Town Hall informs that our public pool will be closed from the 3oth of September onwards for vital works. At the same time the Padel Courts will be finished.

ACOUSTIC ROOTS GIGS Winter Alberdini sessions in Cómpeta will be starting again on the last Thursday of each month with the first one being on Thursday 31 October,. To reserve a table call 952 516294. Friday 4th October Bar Restaurante Alberdini, Competa, Tel: 952 553512 Friday 11 October Bar Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida Tel: 952 553254/609 167127 Friday 1th October Bar Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida Tel: 952 553254/609 167127 Friday 25th October Bar Restaurante La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida Tel: 952 553254/609 167127 ACOUSTIC TRIO MPG'S Saturday October 5th - MPG at Cortijo Paco, Competa. MPG are playing at Cortijo Paco's grand re-opening day. Music from around 3pm. To book call 657 32 44 91 Saturday October 12th - MPG and Megan Rose at Fernan's Bar, Competa. From 2.00pm, in the plaza behind the town hall. To book call 952 553 518, or just come along for a drink. Sunday October 20th - MPG at Cortijo Paco, Competa. Enjoy Sunday lunch, followed by music from MPG. Music from around 4pm. To book call 657 324 91. Saturday October 26th - MPG at La Vendimia, Competa, from 8.00pm. To book a table call 952 553 880.

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

112 061 080 062

Torrox Costa Velez Malaga Frigiliana Almunecar Motril Maro

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

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

Alcaucin

Tel: 952 510 002

Archez

Tel: 952 553 159

Canillas de Albaida. Tel: 952 553 006

Salares

Tel: 952 508 906

Canillas de Aceituno, Tel: 952 518 002

Sayalonga

Tel : 952 552 404

Cómpeta,

Sedella

Tel: 952 508 858

Tel: 952 516 006 952 516 025

Nerja

Tel: 952 523 131

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

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

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

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

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

Frigiliana Malaga Motril

952 533 231 952 327 950 958 600 164

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

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

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

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

Church Services C贸mpeta Catholic

Sat 8.00pm & Sun Midday

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

Hospitals

Austria

Tel: 952 600 267

Carlos Haya Tel: 951 290 000

Belgium

Tel: 952 399 907

Motril

Denmark

Tel: 952 211 797

Velez Malaga Tel: 951 067 000

Finland

Tel: 952 212 435

France

Tel: 952 214 888

Germany

Tel: 952 363 591

Ireland

Tel: 952 475 108

Italy

Tel: 952 306 150

Netherlands Tel: 913 537 500 Norway

Tel: 952 667 955

Sweden

Tel: 952 604 383

UK

Tel: 952 352 300

USA

Tel: 952 474 891

Airlines

Tel: 958 603 506

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

608 45 42 70

La Herradura

625 233 778

C贸mpeta & La Caleta:

657 582 225

National Holidays

www.easyjet.com www.bmibaby.com

January 1st

New Years Day

www.ryanair.com

January 6th

Three Kings Day

www.thompsonfly.com

February 28th

www.flymonarch.com

May 1st

www.flybe.com

August 15th Virgin de la Asuncion

www.xl.com

English Radio Stations Global Radio

96.5 FM

Andalucia Day May Day

October 12th Dia de la Hispanidad November 1st

All Saints day

December 6th Dia de la Constitucion

Wave

96.0 FM

Coastline Radio

97.6 FM

Radio Sol Almijara

99.1 FM

December 8th Immaculate Conception

Spectrum

105.5 FM

December 25th Christmas Day

REM FM

104.8 FM

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Accommodation

Finca el Cerrillo Canillas de Albaida, Malaga Tel: 952 03 04 44 email: info@hotelfinca.com www.hotelfinca.com

The Hotel Balcon Tel:952 55 3662

Airconditioning / Heating

Construction Construcciones Chavos Tel: 952 553 807 Solar Shade Tel: 902 888 176 Glo y Pat Tel: 952 51 61 49

Drains Waynes Drains Tel: 657 862 628

Phone: 952.539.742

Mobile: 606.423.869

www.redwell.com infrared panels for inside, low cost, healthy - Stops mould and damp

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

Tel: 952 96 78 03 www.malagaclima.com

Tecnicas Tel: 952 52 95 38 Esola Systems Tel: 952 550 323

Electricians

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

Energy Certificates www.heat4free.net Tel: 633 759 994

Food Stores & Bakeries

Computers

printerink.es

Tel: 952 96 78 03

Tel: 951 067 722 / 617 979 364

www.malagaclima.com www.competa-computer.com john@competa-computers.com

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

Health & Beauty Centro Mar y Salud Dr. Bernadette Veeger - General Practitioner

General Practitioner Psychology Physiotherapy Osteopathy Massage Acupuncture Gynaecology Medical Thermography Dermatology Iridology Vitamin & Mineral dificiencies testing Etioscan Food allergies testing Colontherapy Pedicure Nutritional Coaching Yoga Classes Gym classes Cosmetic treatments Paseo MarĂ­timo, El Morche/Torrox Costa, 952 532 065 / 617 913 196, www.centromarysalud.com info@centromarysalud.com

Beauty Treatments

Fruteria Jara Ave de la Constitucion 31 La Boutique de Competa 952 553 331

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

Qualified Sports & Remedial Therapist Unisex Hairdressers

Furniture Stores

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures & Electrolysis Removal of Moles, Thread veins, Milia, Skin tags, Blood spots, Warts, Verrucas and Age spots

For all enquires please call: 693 740 575

Tel: 627242977 sales@printerink.es

Professional Computer Repairs

Hairdressers

Cruce de Periana, Puente Don Manuel

Ink Cartridges & Stationery

Competa Computers

Jose Luis Persianas Tel: 952 516 397

The Hair & Beauty Studio

Carpenters Tejeiro Tel: 952 516 149

Glass, lighting & blinds

T-Shirt Printing

X.Beauty & Nails By Kelly.X Tel: 951 247


Internet & Telephone Fast & Reliable, no land line required, free installation in ALL areas, unlimited download, free telephone calls worldwide. Avenida La Pancha, Edificio San Andrés, local 1-3, Algarrobo Costa, 29750 Malaga, 951 239 888, email: info@bb4s.com, www.bb4s.com

Leisure, Hobbie & Gifts Competa Tel: 608 658 108

www.horseriding-andalucia.com email: caballosmosquin@hotmail.com

www.buggytours.net Tel: 653 635 180

Nerja Solutions Tel: 952527145

Jewellery Design

Mechanics & Recovery

Xioma

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An exclusive collection 925° Silver

Karin Gabrielle Van Camp Jewellery Designer

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Kennels & Pets

Wagtails Boarding kennels for cats and dogs www.wagtails.es Tel: Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935

Como Piensos Tel: 952 516 118

The

BIG Garage

Tel:

4 x 4's &poligono cars industrial, Glenn 609Nerja 744 29780 371 952 528on 961

Pro Neumaticos Tel: 952 507 144 Taller Candido Tel: 651 027 801

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

Mobile: (00 34) 660 51 01 34

www.solutions4u-competa.com

Language School Axareducation Tel: 655 48 59 44

Locksmiths LOCKSMITH UK C&G Qualified, Callouts (24/7) and / or appointments Call Paul Tel: 664367511 – email: pcandmrogers@gmail.com

Plumbers & Water Solutions

Asesoria Aljarife Tel:952 516 600 Asesoria Axarquia Tel:952 54 51 05 Thomas Gant Law Tel: 952 51 69 61 Azuaga Asesoria Tel: 952 55 78 28

Removals UK Deliveries Tel: 951 247 240 / 608 091 660

Real Estate

Tel: (+34) 620 914 104

Tel: (+34) 951 321 359

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

Real Estate Continued Solutions 4 U Tel: 952 55 38 07 Taurus Real Estate, Tel: 952 535 043 Creative Property Marketing Tel: 951 400 228 Sergio Fernandez Properties Tel: 676 512 206

Restaurants & Bars La Casona - Cómpeta Tel: 952 55 37 01 Cantueso Restaurante Tel: 699 946 213 El Pilon Tel: 952 553 512 Bar Fernans Tel: 952 553 792 Taberna Teteria Hierbabuena Tel: 951 70 76 38 Museo del vino Tel: 952 553 314 Taj Majal - Torrox Costa Tel: 952 534 972 The Boathouse Tel: 610 131 569 El Pino Restaurant Tel: 952 968 106 The Pavo Real Tel: 654 869 083 Cantueso Tel: 699 946 213 The Balcon Hotel Tel: 952 553 662 Moreno’s Puente don Manuel


The Business Directory Continued Satellite Services

Spa’s & Saunas

Nerja Solutions Tel: 952 527 145 Total Satellite Installations Tel: 629 556 266 IPTV Spain Tel: 951 390 567

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

Windows & Doors

Solicitors

UPVC-WINDOWS/DOORS

Delprado Solicitors Tel: 95 252 72 74

Upholstery

Tel. 952 50 25 27 E-Mail: juanverdun@juanverdun.com

Official Manufacturer

Lizzy Reilly Tel: 952 55 35 75

Mobility

Work Opportunities

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

www.bluebadgemobility.com

Swimming Pool Heating

Retail Eyes

Villa Care

euapplication@retaileyes.co.uk

House Martins tel:+44 (0)845 0041041 mob: +34 692 408 306 www.housemartins.es

Property Care and Management Services

Todo Casa Tel: 628 776 226 Tel: 652 970 608 info@hmheating.es www.hmheating.es

Pet Supplies Como Piensos Tel: 951 51 61 18

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in October CHURCH SERVICES Alhama de Granada, St. Barnabas I.E.R.E (Anglican). Service in English at 11.30 first and third Sundays of the month now at La Joya Roman Catholic Church, Plaza Alfonso X11. contact Priest 95 203 0461 or Warden 95 252 0921. Torre del Mar( Lux Mundi Centre). St. Barnabas I.E.R.E, Spanish Episcopal service in English at 11 o'clock, first and third Sunday Morning Prayer, second and forth Sundays Holy Communion. Contact Rector 95 203 0461 or Wardens 25 251 0921 and 95 251 0056. St Barnabas IERE (Anglican). English services 11 a.m. Sundays at Iglesia Evangelica, Torre del Mar, opposite the bus station. Tel.952030461 (priest) or 618640132 (churchwarden) "Church of England" services every Sunday in the Sanysol Chapel, Torre del Mar at 10.30 a.m., and at Competa in the Parish Church at 5.30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact number 952 219 396. LAKE VINUELA SOCIAL CLUB We meet on the 1st THURSDAY of the month from 12noon until approx. 2.30pm followed by lunch at Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, open the box, bingo and a guest speaker. For further details please contact 676772693 or email lake.vinuela@yahoo.co.uk LUX MUNDI 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 Friday only 11.00am to 13.00pm. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@luxmundi.org. Web: www.lux-mundi.org DAILY EVENTS IN THE CENTRE. Monday through Thursday Spanish courses Begin again 16th September. Monday – Computer Tuition & Wi-Fi Connection available, please bring your own computer. Prayer Group. Half Orange (Widows/Widowers/Singles) Group. Tuesday –´ Espan-Glish´. Wednesday – Computer Tuition & Wi-Fi Connection available, please bring your own computer. Art Group. Thursday – Bible Study. Friday – Spanish Conversation. Coffee Morning Refreshments with a Boutique, Bric-a-brac, preserves books and cards for sale. Library and Tourist Reference Library. 11.00am – 13.00pm. CHURCH SERVICES Saturday Catholic Mass. 17.00pm Winter and

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18.00pm Summer Sunday Anglican Church of St. Barnabas (IERE). 11.00am. Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd Sundays, Holy Communion 2nd and 4th Sundays. COMING EXCURSIONS Saturday 12th – Ecumenical Harvest Blessing at the Centre, all welcome. Time 17.30h. Thursday 17th - COACH TRIP TO GIBRALTAR. Tuesday 22nd - Visit to Ancient Moorish village of Castellar de la Fronteral. Friday 25th – Ecumenical Prayer Lux Mundi 40th Anniversary. Basilica Vega del Mar, San Pedro de Alcántara. 17.00h. Wednesday 30th – QUIZ NIGHT. Raffle, supper and one drink included. Time 18.00h, 5 Euros.

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FELLOWSHIP OF THE KING We meet at Fellowship of the King premises situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria, El Cruce de Puente don Manuel. Phone 952 115 220 or 952 518 185. Fellowship of the King Sunday Worship - 11am. Wednesday Fellowship 3 - 5 pm. Midweek activities Pilates - Tuesday midday - 1pm. Bridge Club Tuesday 2.15 - 6pm. 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.F LOS ROMANES ROYAL BRITISH LEGION We now meet on a Monday from 12-2.00 pm in the Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. Information can be obtained from our website www.RBL-Losromanes.org.uk or Margaret Branch Sec. 951066079

LOCAL MARKETS Every Tuesday Trapiche Farmers Market 10-2 Every Wednesday International Rastro and Country Market, Lake Vinuela at Camping La Vinuela next door to the Camping Restaurant Directions: Ctra. A356, KM 30, La Vinuela, Malaga. 10- 3pm Saturday (1st & 3rd of each month), Rastro & Crafts Market, Algarroba Costa (Opp. Lidl)

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Charming traditional Andalucian villa with outstanding coastal views. 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, L/shaped lounge/diner, fully fitted kitchen, glazed sun room. Garage and ample parking. 8m x 4m pool with terrace for sunbathing. Ideal permanent or holiday home. EPC rating B

Attractive villa in beautiful country setting with sea views & only 10 mins to the coast. Large living area, fitted kitchen, 3 beds, 2 baths, 30m2 attic room, pool terrace with outside kitchen & pergola. Super property in sought after location. Awaiting EPC

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COMPETA Wonderful country villa with excellent access and fabulous views. Living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and covered dining terrace. Delightful gardens with guest casita & pool terrace. Within walking distance to the village. Awaiting EPC

199,950 euro

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SAYALONGA Luxury 3 bed villa on a small development of 8 villas. Large lounge, f/f kitchen, 3 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), dining terrace, d/g windows, air con/heat, pool, Jacuzzi, garage. Awaiting EPC Ref: T542

299,000 euro

SAYALONGA Pretty traditional village house in quiet location. Good size living room with open fireplace, fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. 2 wonderful roof terraces, plus 2 additional rooms that could provide further accommodation Awaiting EPC Ref: T768

89,000 euro

ARCHEZ Very light and airy villa with fabulous views of the surrounding villages. 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large lounge / diner, fitted kitchen and utility room. Stunning pool terrace, established garden and car port. Awaiting EPC Ref: C3263

199,950 euro


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