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The Axarquia Sentinella Edition No 92

April 12

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m Fro Ed... the Spring time is now upon us, and I’m wondering what happened to winter this year, which seemed to pass without much trace. April is the month of Easter, which means fluffy bunnies, cute chickens, painted eggs, and of course plenty of yummy chocolate. It’s also the month of Semana Santa, or Holy Week, where religious processions take to the streets to commemorate the last week of Jesus’ life. So there’s a lot going on in April, and usually the shine shines even brighter so we’ll all feel happier as a result. A lot of people who knew me from The Sentinella ask me what I’ve been doing for the last couple of years. Aside from my new writing and publishing business called The Word Queen, I’ve been very busy putting together a book which is finally due to launch in September this year! It’s called The Light and it’s designed to empower people to find their own Light within, and then shine that Light over everything they do and everyone they meet in order to make the world a brighter place for us all. I’ll write more specific details about it a little closer to the launch date, but I’m already very excited as there are 22 contributors, all luminaries in the mind body spirit arena. It has also received endorsements from a number of internationally bestselling authors, such as Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, John Grey of the Mars Venus series, Lisa Nichols, featured teacher in the movie and book The Secret, and Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements..

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Deposito Legal Ma-1435-2005 No part of this publication, including pictures may be copied, used or reproduced without our prior written consent. The Sentinella accepts no responsibility for alterations to events listed, claims made by our advertisers or information provided by our contributors. So there!

The Sentinella is eternally dedicated to Colin Checkley, the founder and editor of The Sentinel Magazine. May he rest in peace. (Born; 1960 Died; 2004)

What’s even more exciting is the fact that 100 per cent of the net profits from sales of The Light are being donated to eight charities which do amazing work in the world. My goal is to sell at least one million copies of The Light, which will raise around seven million dollars for the chosen charities, all of which will be announced soon.


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And you can help us reach this goal by becoming actively involved in our Spread the Light Campaign, details coming in following editions of The Sentinella.

Sharp Sheep Competitive sheep shearers are calling for their sport to be accepted as an Olympic event. It comes as the annual Golden Shears world championships was held in Masterton, New Zealand. The event was won by Scotsman Gavin Mutch, 32, who sheared 20 sheep in 19 minutes 12 seconds.

Right now I’m busy ordering galley copies of The Light to send to the media, putting together a website, finalising the edits to a short promotional video, plus doing what feels like another 101 tasks in order to get The Light out there to the world. Here’s a preview of the cover for all who are interested: And I’m already putting together the second Light book in the series featuring people’s true stories of The Light. If you have an amazing story from the Light, including a transformational spiritual experience, an angelic encounter, or a major synchronicity, then please send me an email to If you’re on Facebook keep up-to-date on all the news about The Light by going to Love & LIGHT to everyone, and Happy Easter.

Twin Toughs Two Romanian brothers - aged seven and five - might be the strongest children in the world. Giuliano and Claudiu Stroe, from Galati, both started lifting weights aged just two, reports The Mirror. Trained by their father Iulian, the pair are capable of undertaking gruelling lifting routines with ease. Some critics have questioned whether the children are too young to undertake such a tough training regime. But videos of their training work-outs have notched up hundreds of thousands of hits online.

Keidi Keating

Editor (of the original little mag)!

how to stay young.............................Page 8 amazing insects.................................Page 46 recipe.................................................Page 62 Useless Facts.....................................Page 80 Countries Of The world.....................Page 88 Paparazzi............................................Page 90 Film review........................................Page 92 what’s New.........................................Page 93 Share’oscope.....................................Page 95 Dates For The Diary........................Page 104 what’s On.........................................Page 108 Jokes.................................................Page 112 Puzzle Pages....................................Page 114 Star Signs..........................................Page 116

Techno Tunes Engineers have programmed tiny flying robots to play the James Bond theme tune on musical instruments. The quadrobots were pre-programmed to hit the correct note at the correct time to give an accurate rendition of the movie music. A video of the performance, premiered at the TED2012 Conference in California, shows them playing the tune on a keyboard, drums, maracas, a cymbal and a guitar. The video was made by engineers at Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science in America, home to some of the most innovative robotics research on the planet.


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How To Stay Young Somthing we would all like to know! 1. Throw out non-essential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.' 2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. 3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's. 4. Enjoy the simple things. 5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. 6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive. 7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help. 9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is. 10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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De Cotta - New Employment Law Update on the new Employment Law reforms by Maria Corder, Solicitor with local law firm De Cotta Law The new reforms, although largely unpopular with workers, will be welcomed by employers. The generous payment scheme on dismissal which Spain had was often a major obstacle for businesses in the current economic climate as the option of dismissing an employee in an attempt to reduce costs could be an expensive one. The high severance payments could also have been seen as a deterrent to hiring and the aim of the new reforms, which include the reduction of the severance payment, is said to be to increase employment. As part of the reforms, which came into effect on 13th February 2012, an employer will now be able to dismiss an employee by paying 33

day´s salary for each year worked instead of the current 45 days, or just 20 days if there are profit losses over a 9 month period. In Spain the Trade Unions have a great deal of power and control over the contracts and pay packages employers can offer through the use of collective bargaining agreements. However, under the new changes businesses in Spain, in situations where for example they are facing economic hardship, will be able to withdraw from such agreements and have increased freedom as a result in relation to matters such as working hours, shift work, remuneration, working systems and performance. More specifically, businesses will also be permitted in such circumstances to suspend a worker´s contract or reduce their hours. The changes also provide that absences of 20% over 2 months, or 25% over 4 months, can amount to a reason for dismissal. On the hiring side, organisations are incentivised by the new reforms to hire employees under 30 and those unemployed for a long period, by the provision of quite substantial tax benefits. Hiring should now be more attractive also because employers with less than 50 employees can now employ workers under an indefinite contract which allows for a trial period of a year. Additionally of benefit to employees, employers are obliged to offer training to employees with more than one year´s service. Although the dismissal of an employee may now be considered less expensive and less problematic, employers can face legal action if they do not follow the correct procedures or do not fall within the circumstances provided by the legislation. For advice on employment law generally please contact Maria Corder at De Cotta Law on 952 527 014 or

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How I ended up in journalism...

“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What’s that, a bonus?!? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you go live in an old age home. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, then, when you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, and you get ready for High School. You go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back, you spend your last 9 months floating with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, then you finish off as an orgasm!! Amen”.

My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned: couldn't concentrate. Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe. After that I tried to be a tailor, but it was only so-so. Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was exhausting. Then I tried to be a chef--figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme. Finally, I attempted to be a deli worker, but anyway I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard. My best job was being a musician, but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy. I tried fishing, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income. Thought about becoming a witch, so I tried that for a spell. I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining. Next, I found being an electrician interesting, but the work was shocking. After many years of trying to find steady work I finally got a job as a historian until I realised there was no future in it. My last job was working at Starbucks, but it was always the same old grind.


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eyeliner and green eyeshades are still used. You should eat raw green foods for good health. Friday is the day of green. Green jade is a sacred stone of Asia.

Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a 'greenhorn' is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. The word green comes from the Old English word grēne, earlier grœni. The word is closely related to the Old English verb growan, "to grow."

Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the colour of free passage in road traffic.

Green is the colour of nature, fertility and life.

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.

Grass green is the most restful colour.

Olive green is the traditional colour of peace.

Green symbolises self-respect and well-being.

Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is second only to blue as a favorite colour.

Green is the colour of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is favoured by well-balanced people. It symbolises master the and healer the life force, and often repr e s e n t s money. It was believed green was healing for the eyes; Egyptians wore green

Green is the pervasive color in the natural world that is an ideal backdrop in interior design because we are so used to seeing it everywhere. In several religions, green is the colour associated with resurrection and regeneration. As the emblematic colour of Iregreen land, the represents vast green hillside as well as Irepatron land's saint, St, Patrick.

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The Rules Of Chocolate Chocolate rules that must be obeyed!! If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want. The problem: How to get two pounds of chocolate home from the store in a hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot. Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite and you'll eat less. A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Isn't that handy? If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you?

If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves. Money talks. Chocolate sings. Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger. Why is there no such organisation as Chocoholics Anonymous? Because no one wants to quit. Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done. Chocolate is a health food. Chocolate is derived from cacao beans. Bean = vegetable. Sugar is derived either from sugar beets or cane, both vegetables. And, of course, the milk/cream is dairy. So eat more chocolate to meet the dietary requirements for daily vegetable and dairy intake.

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If you are thinking if reforming think of Multiparquet & Sevices based in Torrox Costa since 2002 reforming and decorating for you! Specialising in Parquet flooring, underfloor heating, decorating, reforms and they provide an IKEA service, they supply, deliver and assemble. Call Matthias 652 357 584 Join us at Los amigos in April. Mondays we have line dancing at 7pm with Rita. On Wednesday 4th and 18th we have our quiz night starting at 9pm with prizes and free snacks but will also include play your cards right. Friday nights from 9pm are karaoke with Alan and Hilary. Saturday night entertainment in April is on the 7th with Flip and on the 21st party night with Charlie Miller. Wednesday 11th we have a Bugsy Malone night, we will have burgers and hot dogs from 8pm followed by

Into the blue at 9pm. Our next table top sale is on Saturday 12th May at 10.30 for April. russells British Store always has a great stock of favourite british products. We have a frozen food section and also stock cleaning products, toiletres and pet foods. Every month we have special offers in store, so please call in to see our April offers. April offers at rebeccah Curtis Power Plate session 4€'s or book 10 for only 20€'s. Pick me up Facial for skin dry from the cold weather, will enjoy our Luxury Gold Treatment for only 25€'s. Open Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm and Saturday mornings by appointments.

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a t s o C ToSererpoagxes 30 - 44 Hi, we would like to introduce you to “guido Bauer S.L.”. We are a family business dedicated to all types of property management. Our main offices are in Torrox Costa, Centro International Block 76, ground floor, here you will find our friendly team all tri-lingual speaking Spanish, English, German and French. We are estate agents, property managers and rental agents, also helpful with translation services, wills and inheritance and all types of insurances. Our dedicated rental team can offer you long and short term rentals. We are open everyday from 9.30–14.00 and 16.00–20.00 also Saturdays from 10.30–14.00. We are also contactable on our mobiles 24hrs. Come and see us, I am sure we can help you. Our motto ¨Guido Bauer once a client, always a client¨¨.

ported the St Patrick's Charity Night, we raised over 700€ for Malaga Children's Home. Visit Sylvia Bowyer, a qualified practicioner since 2001 for Bowtech treatment at the Rebeccah Curtis wellness centre on Tuesdays or Fridays or at Egos in Competa on Monday and Wednesday. The Bowen Technique is a handson therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure it can provide relief for many types of injuries and other health problems and is appropriate for all ages. Bowen technique addresses the whole body holistically by restoring balance via the autonomic nervous system.

restaurante El Pino always has plenty going on. On our specials this month we have 2 for 1 Menu (Buy two meals for only 6.95€) available REF 1121 TORROX COSTA Monday to Thursday lunch and dinner and Fri- GREAT OPPORTUNITY - STUDIO WITH SEAVIEW Lovely Studio apartment with beautiful views day lunch. ‘Fish and Chips Friday’ buy two and to the sea and the mountains, 45m2 living space, completely furnished, american get a free bottle of wine. Saturday is Steak Guido Ba kitchen, bathroom, enclosed terrace, night. Sunday lunches with early bird option, community pool, tennis courts and Block 76, G book your table to dine before or at 1.30pm and well-tended gardens. Very centrally located, 29793 Torrox Costa nearby to all amenities, shops and the get a FREE BOTTLE OF WINE per two people www.guidob promenade with its´ restaurants and bars. dining on the 11€ Menu.. Choose from a selec- This property has a good rental potential. Sales: Siobhan Only 70,000€ tion of starters and main courses and hot and Rentals: Manue cold sweets. We have Live Music on Good FriCall Sylvia to find out more. Opening times at day 6th April with Geoff Murrell and Live Music Rebeccah Curtis are Monday to Friday 10-3pm on 20th April. Our Friday night Quiz is on 13th and Saturday mornings by appointment. April with Hugo and on 27th with Julie. A big thank you to everyone that helped and sup-

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Caribe – well Easter is upon us yet again and for this Easter, Liliane has prepared a special Easter Sunday Lunch Buffet, all you can eat for just 12€, salad days have arrived early this year and we also have a new range of summer lunch salads and once again Frappe Latte is available as well as a new range of Milkshakes and Smoothies. Finally a refresh of our Homemade cakes, for Coffee and Walnut Cake fans, Liliane has created her own version and yes it is delicious. To reserve your Easter Sunday Lunch, please phone us on 952 530 831, email or personal visit, which gives you an excellent excuse (if one was ever needed) to try one of our Homemade Cakes. Lads & Dads Barber Shop Professional gents stylist and barber with 20 yrs experience. Open Mon - Sat 10am - 2.30pm with Heath & 4pm -

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This space just 20 euros a month Call: 664 210 468 Supermercado Camping El Pino is open 7 days a week from 8.30am until 8pm. We have fresh milk, bread, hot baguettes, fruit and vegetable, ice and icecreams, greeting cards, alcohol, blue camping gas bottles and lots more. We are easy to find at the entrance of Camping El Pino in Torrox Park.

El ancla, on Penoncillo beach at Torrox Costa! Same ownership but new management, come and see the changes. A great Spanish and British menu, All day breakfast, tapas, bi-lingual friendly staff. Regular entertainment, private functions catered for, fabulous location right on the beach, plenty of parking, childrens play area, pool tables, Wifi, a great place to spend TORROX COSTA time at on a Spring day. Open 10am 'till late.

BARGAIN - REALLY GOOD PROPERTY This fully renovated 2 bedroomed duplex apartment is well situated in a quiet well-organised urbanisation, on two floors. Total living space 70 m2, 2 baths, fully equipped kitchen, double glazing windows, sunny roof terrace with amazing views to the sea, sold furnished. Community pool and tennis courts. Very close to the beach, promenade, shops and amenities.

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Light of india and Lew’s, one location; two cuisines. Enjoy both good quality freshly made Indian food as well as traditional fish and chips plus all the usual ‘chip shop’ food and more. 952 532 633 / 677 334 721 If you would like to advertise your business alongside some of the best establishments in Torrox then call 664 210 468 or email Rates start from just 20 euros per month with no monthly contracts.

Sue & Carsten offer you a warm welcome

We have Danish OPEN SANDWICHES - ENGLISH HOME MADE PIES & BAGUETTES with fillings of your choice. Try Irish Rump Steak & Mushrooms, Danish Roast Pork or Hot Chicken and Bacon or Herrings on Rye Bread. NEW!! Danish Fillet of Plaice and Greenland Prawns on a Danish Open Sandwich Assorted DANISH PASTRIES, Apple Tart, Carrot Cake or Homemade LEMON CHEESECAKE topped with local oranges. BY POPULAR DEMAND! - Easter Bottle Raffle - 1€ a go! Music Night with “Vic Faulkner” from the band “HELLO” every Tuesday night at 9pm Wednesday 18th April - International quiz night starting at 8pm Karaoke every Friday night at 9pm

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On Thursday 23rd February Midas Energy in Torrox Costa held a party for all existing clients and new customers to promote all their services. I was lucky enough to be part of that evening where Vanessa the Managing Director was on hand along with seven staff members to answer any questions that anyone had. The reasoning behind the party was mainly focussed on showing Midas as an approachable company with allowing clients to meet the team and discuss the products that Midas offer. It certainly seemed to work, as the event was well supported with many existing and potentially new clients milling around, chatting and enjoying the good selection of tapas and locally produced wine. Vanessa said, “We feel that our customers are our priority and feedback from them is invaluable. Their satisfaction is of paramount importance. Parties like these are an excellent way

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Moths navigate by two methods. They use the moon and stars when available and geomagnetic clues when light sources are obscured. Cloth Moths eat such things as wool, fur and other animal products. It is their ability to digest Keratin ....... a protein found in these foods. Some moths pupate underground, such as many of the Sphinx moths. Moths can produce as many as 10 broods per year.

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Amazing Insects (Continued) Moths heat up their flight muscles by vibrating their wings, since they don't have the radiant energy of the sun at their disposal to serve that purpose. The Luna moth is born without a never eats or drinks. Hummingbird moths’ wings beat 70 times per second. Pellet-like caterpillar excalled is crement "Frass".


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Nerja is renowned for its friendly, efficient local businesses, caring charities and all-round community spirit. It makes sense to support the best of the best, so check these out!

rafters rastro – New 2 You Shop. We buy and sell your unwanted household items. We sell a huge variety of goods which are changing every day. Normally we have in stock; a wide range of furniture, lamps, vases, ornaments, general bric a brac, books and good quality second-hand clothes. Contact Alan or Wendy. Visit ink and Chips on C/Perez. They have all you need for your PC, such as ink cartridges and peripherals as well as laptop and printer sales. They also offer technical service 365 days a year. Come and see Glenn and Carlos at the Big garage. With more than 40 years experience as mechanics speaking English & Spanish, they can repair and service all makes of vehicles. Fixed price repairs whenever possible. They specialise in Land Rovers & 4x4's and use genuine Bearmach Land Rover parts & accessories. Steel & aluminium welding from 25₏. They are easy to find, as you head down from the motorway at Nerja, turn right at the new Lidl exit, keep right & you will see them straight in front of you. Open all day Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Tel. for a quote. Locked yourself out of your house or having lock problems? Call the 24 hour emergency locksmith, a fullyqualified UK C&G tradesman. Or, simply call to book an appointment. Olas Sports Lounge Bar 1st April we are having a special day for the visit of the Royal family, 6th Good Fri starts a great weekend of football & racing. The Oxford/Cambridge University boat race will be shown on Sat 7th at 3.15 pm. 13th Ladies day at Aintree,14th Grand National Day, come and join in the fun sweepstake with 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place. 14th/15th F.A Cup semi finals at Wembley along side other football. 15th is also the Chinese F1 Grand Prix. Sat 21st following the days football and at around 8.30pm will be our April Olas


Charity Quiz night hosted by Mr John boy Holmes of Coastline Radio, so come in and book a table. Sun 22nd showing footy and The Bahrain F1 Grandprix. Monday 23rd is Saint Georges Day, we are having a comedy evening, full details will be posted closer to the date on facebook, the boards outside the bar and on the radio. Sat 28th we will hold a 6 a side footy tournament up at Frigiliana for a 10am start, please call the bar to enter a team, folllowed by another weekend of footy as the season draws to a close. The money raised at the Charity quiz and raffles will be split between the Help for Heros Charity, Cudeca, the local Cancer Charity and The Nerja Donkey Sanctuary for the work with disabled children. If your car needs repairing, or you want to have it spray painted, visit Jonathan at artucolor for the best price and service. Artucolour is a general mechanics workshop offering car body repairs and body painting. Dentadanes Dental Clinic offer top-quality Danish dental care at Spanish prices; a successful concept they have used since they were established in 1991. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm. They speak English, Danish / Scandinavian, German, Spanish and Italian. Opening 1st April, Life's a Beach, Calle los Huertos 97, NERJA (nr. Parador hotel opp. Sloans). Life's a beach is a Body Art Studio/Boutique. Piercing is carried out by a fully qualified and acredited English piercing technician in a sterile and hygenic environment, which has a separate entrance within our boutique. The boutique & body art studio are designed to compliment each other, stocking ladies beachwear, colourful separates, mini midi, maxi dresses, kaftans, sarongs, hats, sunglasses, bags, jewellery and of course, swimwear - in UK sizes! Plus ladies fashion for day & evening all reflecting a Summer theme. To complete the look, LifÊs a Beach are the first to offer painless (yes no needles!) tattooing in a great choice of designs, all applied simply & quickly using the new needlefree airbrush body art technique. Clients are welcome to call in for a demonstration. We also offer the award winning Solglo natural spray tan. For a good day at the beach, you really do need to be thinking of Life´s a Beach first! Warm welcome guaranteed, browse without obligation!


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Life In The Campo - Book Release Life in the Campo is a true account of a middle-aged couple’s attempts at becoming Spanish peasants, living in the foothills of the Almijara mountains. With solar powered electricity and water delivered by tanker, they struggled to begin with. But their experiences, along with mains electricity and water piped to the land meant that they could plant avocados, and the kindly local farmers brought a mule to plough the land, took them to a nursery to choose the best avocado trees, and planted them! These amusing true stories are great tales for dipping in and out of at any time!

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New In Nerja - Garra Rufa Fish or wounds on your feet you should allow them to heal first. We also advise to wait at least 24 hours after having a leg wax or shaving.

For those of you that read this article in the March issue will realise that I did not say where you can to go to have your feet nibbled by these fish. Pop along to abc Nailstore in Nerja, C/Barrio 35-B or call: 952 52 52 89. Originating from Turkey this unique pedicure and skin treatment massages your feet using Garra Rufa fish. A new pampering experience that feels fantastic. So don't be shy and give it a try, I did! I had a truely amazing experience and sensation that is almost too hard for words. To begin, for me it felt like I was doing a bush tucker trial that felt all tickly and tingly, but very quickly I forgot this and began to enjoy the fish nibbling. They were certainly hungry and after 10 – 15 minutes I did not want to take my feet out, I felt so relaxed with my new fish friends, I had an urge to name all 150 of them! On completion I enjoyed a very relaxing foot massage and I have to say I had a surprising bounce in my step walking back to my car. what are the benefits? During the treatment the Garra Rufa fish nibble away the dry skin from your feet leaving your feet feeling refreshed and healthy. These clever fish can also stimulate acupuncture points, helping to regulate the nervous system, relax the body and release fatigue. Your blood circulation and flow is also greatly increased during the treatment. what does it feel like? The treatment can be a little tickly to start with, which is great, because we can all do with a laugh once in a while! You will feel a light tingling sensation and enjoy a relaxing foot massage. Does it hurt? No! The fish have no teeth so the treatment works by them gently nibbling away at dry skin which is a lovely experience! Can i catch any diseases? No, certainly not! These fish cannot transfer any diseases to humans. You will rinse your feet before the treatment and have your own dedicated spa pod. We employ a state of the art filtration system to ensure utmost safety for our clients. However, we do advise that people with weakened immune systems or underlying medical conditions, including diabetes, eczema and psoriasis, against partaking as general guidelines dictate that people with these conditions may be at risk of infection. You also cannot partake if you have a verucca, fungal nail or an infectious skin condition as these conditions can be contagious. Sorry! If you have any open cuts

Can i have the treatment if i am wearing fake tan? Generally we would say no, as they can be quite toxic to the fish. But hey, this is Spain, so hopefully you will get yourself a natural tan! Can i take the treatment if i am wearing nail varnish? Yes, as long as it has been applied more than 48 hours beforehand and it isn’t flaking. how old do i have to be? If you are accompanied by an adult - any age! If you are not with an over 18 year old you must be at least 14 years old. how much does it cost? Amazingly it costs a lot less than you may think! Treatments start at just 10€. To help you choose, a full price menu is available at the salon. For example, you may opt for a fish pedicure with a relaxing massage and (if required) a polish of your choice. Either way all our treatments certainly make you feel good! Do i have to book an appointment? This is a "walk-in" service with NO appointment, so please just pop on in and let our little fish work their magic. See main advert on page 73

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Hnos. Rivas S.L in Nerja is a distributor of the best Spanish brands in Chimenas such as Hergom, Lacunza and Bronpi. We also have fireplaces using pellet and bioetanol and have recently incorporated almond shell briquettes which, is a solid block consisting 100% of almond shells with no additives. The approximate dimensions are 24x8x11 and give off very low moisture, with a high caloric power of 5.47 kWh/kg. They do not produce odours, smoke or sparks and are 100% ecological and a natural


product. As well as Chimenas we have bespoke kitchens, doors, automatic garage doors as well as garden furniture and accessories and barbeques. Also incorporated in Rivas are APP Informatica for all computers, accessories, printers, ink and more. We are well worth a visit... on the Ctra. Frigiliana road Km1 in Nerja. Rivas are open Monday to Friday 10am until 2pm and 5pm until 8pm and on Saturdays 10am until 1pm. See main advert below

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(by appointment only) Clinics at: El Morche, Competa, Puente Don Manuel

Call: 952 558 507


Chiringuito antonio, Puente don Manuel

Every Friday 9.30am - 1.30pm grEaT MarkET, grEaT aTMOSPhErE, grEaT PriCES !!!

Call: karen 674 526 968

If you need help with translations, dealing with the Spanish system, locating and negotiating with tradesmen, improving your Spanish, visits to the town hall, hospital, etc.

639 936 988 / 952 970 980 Mobile Secretary work by the hour also available







For up-to-date info on meals, deals and events Join our Facebook group “Bar Atila – Puente don Manuel” Open 10am til late. Kitchen open til 9pm (til 5pm on Sundays)

Exhibition by local artist

STEVE GODFREY Fri 6th 8pm: Meet the artist (wine tasting & nibbles) Sat 7th 10am: Techniques Demo gallery until Tuesday night

Sunday roasts Daily home-cooked specials board Parties catered for

HAPPY HOUR! Mon - Sat 6pm - 7pm Beer - €1.50 / pint Spirit & mixer - €2.00 CLOSED THURSDAYS ST. GEORGES DAY TREASURE HUNT

10.30am from bar followed by traditional English fayre (2 courses) Teams of 4 €10.95 per head (inc. entry fee) CaSh PriZE!


All our veg is supplied fresh & daily by Sharon at ‘The Little Farm Shop’


For information or bookings please call:

663 393 987

C/Buena Vista, Puente don Manuel

Reliable Driver with Clean Van & 3m trailer

Available for Removals & Clearances

20€ per hour References available

Call: 6000 47435 Michael/Maria Reeve Tlfn: (+34) 669 899 065 Email: Long term Car Rental pcm Group B 375€ Group C 425€ Group D 475€ Zafira 7 seater 600€ 4x4 700€

Airport pick-up and delivery Special offer - Hyundai Accent family sized car 100€ p/w (min 4 week hire) Free delivery along the coast from Nerja - Airport

Painter & Decorator *Qualified Tradesman *Over 35 years experience *All aspects of the trade covered *Reasonable Rates *References Supplied

952 030 891 628 653 676


“BARGAINS GALORE” 1st Sunday of every month

Mobile: 606 510 479 Chicken coups all sizes, Fencing, Gates, Trellises, Gazebos, Garden Furniture & Sheds MADE to measure

PALM TREES FOR SALE All sizes from 3€ Dig them up and transport home yourself

LOGS FOR SALE Self service - 3€ per barrow load Finca los Mundos, km7, Old road, Trapiche - Viñuela Tel: 952 03 06 79

AUTOCOOL Have your headlights gone opaque or yellow?

This is now a fail on the ITV test so get them professionally refinished Don't forget we still service car air con systems to keep you cool Call Mike now on:

951 321446 or 616 264067

CARPENTER - JOINER City & Guilds 25 years experience 10 years in Spain

Restaurant El Pantano

BESPOKE Windows - Doors Wardrobes - Kitchens

(On the A356 towards Colmenar, overlooking the lake)

All aspect of carpentry

9.30am - 1.30pm

Call: 657 399 995 / 669 600 419

Call Martin on: 618 295 009

Jewellery Traders

WE BUY & SELL SECONDHAND: Gold, Silver, Jewellery, Coins, Jewellery repair GOOD RATES PAID FOR SCRAP & ITEMS!!

Tel: 635 497 033 Email: or come and see us at the following markets:

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Tuesdays - Trapiche 10am - 2pm Wednesdays - Hotel Saydo, Mollina 10am - 2pm Thursdays (1st in the month) - Iznaja 10am - 2pm Sundays - La Trocha (Coin) 10am - 2pm (near the lift)

Advertise your business here from just 25€ per month Call: 664 210 468 MAnn & VAn

UK Moves and Back Local Removals

20€ per hour Call Barry: 628 236 661 or 672 973 513

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Building Contractors (Activo Construciones regd. No. 211249664) Here at Active Construction we value greatly our working relationship with our past, current and prospective clients. Our workforce has jointly 80 years experience within the building industry, mainly in the private sector. We understand what our clients’ requirements are, which is most importantly, value for money. Through experience we also understand the importance of regular contact and updated progress reports on current projects to hand, the importance of a fixed contract price and a timetable for the start and completion of the agreed contract criteria. Active Construction execute works ranging from the small repair jobs to new builds, reforms and major refurbishment works, swimming pool construction and re-modelling and many other single/multiple building trade applications. 2 bedroom extension with storeroom, Pergola above and stone cladding

Recently completed swimming pool/terrace and pergola We work closely with an Architectural company who specialise in applying for and obtaining all the relevant Building Licences, projects and permissions. We also work closely with some of the major building/tile merchants in the Axarquia area and over the last decade we have managed to negotiate the best prices which we pass on to our clients, making Active Construction very competitive, this coupled with an excellent after sales service and a willingness to provide work of the highest quality make Active Construction very hard to beat.

Call Calvin on: 666 659 876 Spanish registered Company NIF: X-5347443-N D.I.C. Covering La Axarquia Casa 7, Pueblo Ana Maria, Fase 2, Los Romanes, 29713, MĂĄlaga

Rendezvous Bar & Restaurant

Fantastic Menu including;

Scallops & Pancetta, Pan Fried Lambs Liver & Bacon, Rosemary Lamb Shanks, Penne Arrabiata, Fried Camembert, Finest Steaks, Full Breakfasts & Lunchtime Specials

Sunday Lunch 2 courses 10.95€ Homemade New homemade Pizza & Pasta Night Italian Pizzas Thursday 19th April

Tomato, Garlic & Mozzarella Bruchetta ~~~ Any Pizza or Pasta ~~~ MIxed Ice cream ~~~ Glass of Rioja, beer or soft drink 9.95 per person

Eat in or takeaway Full takeaway service available including Pizzas, Homemade Burgers, Southern Fried Chicken and much more

Look out for our new summer menu starting from 1st May HEATED TERRACE DAY & NIGHT LOOK OUT FOR OUR SPECIAL NIGHTS FULL MENU SERVED ALL DAY

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – Late Tuesday – Closed Saturday 11am – Late Sunday 1pm – 8pm Camino de Venta Baja, Puente Don Manuel, La Viñuela Please contact Victoria or Simon on 676 582 147 or 622 404 339 for reservations and details of forthcoming special nights & events


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Recipe Of The Month 3. Add the prawns and cook, stirring for 3 min-

Garlic Prawn Pasta ingredients

200g spaghetti 45g butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes 1 tbsp lemon zest, shredded 12 large raw prawns, peeled, cleaned and halved 1 tbsp lemon juice small handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly torn

utes or until the prawns are tender. Add the pasta, juice, parsley, plus sea salt and black pepper to the pan and toss to combine. Serve with a simple green salad.

Method 1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8–10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and keep warm. 2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter and oil and cook until the butter has melted. Add the garlic, chilli and zest and cook for 2 minutes.

Dry-stone Gabion Walls Do it yourself or we supply and erect. Up to 50% saving against conventionally built stone walls

Save up to 50% compared to conventional retaining walls

Do it yourself kits supplied with full instructions and advice or we can supply and erect using our own fully qualified staff. All products delivered direct from the manufacturer in the UK No planning required No architects drawings No long waits for building licences

No sand or cement needed

Suitable for landslips, retaining wall solutions & ornate landscaping. All Gabion baskets are guaranteed for over 50 years against corrosion Gabions act as natural drainage so no water diversions are necessary

For a FREE no obligation quote & site survey call:

952 516 218 / 660 792 282

Bar/Restaurant “The Garden”

New opening hours 6pm - 10.30pm Closed Tuesday & Wednesday NOW OPEN MONDAyS! Saturday 10am - 2pm / 6pm - 10.30pm Sundays 1pm - 7pm Bar open everyday from 5pm Happy hour 5.30pm - 7pm (Tubo 80c / Pint 1.60€)

SPORTS FANS - Bar open weekends from 1pm Catch all your matches & events on Sky Sports and ESPN on our 2 METRE SCREEN (Happy hour 2.30pm - 3.30pm)

HUNGRy? Why not have Cod, Chicken, Scampi or Cheeseburger, etc. all served with chips, wedges or salad for only 3.95€. Other toasties and tapas also available Also available now Pizzas & tapas to eat in or takeaway 3 course Sunday Lunch 10.95€ 6 choices of starters & desserts Beef, pork or chicken or combination of 2 meats, yorkshire puds, roast & mash potaoes + 5 vegetables & trio of sauces Main course only 7.95€

Why not try our one meal special for 3.95€ Two of you? 2 meals and a bottle of wine - 10€

Come and try our Bumper Breakfast on Saturdays for 6€.

Small breakfasts and toasties also available

Special offer!!

Bumper Breakfast + juice and tea or coffee 7.95€

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Thursday - Monday 6pm - 8pm (now available on Mondays) 6 choices of Starters, Mains & desserts. Have a Starter & Main or Main & Dessert inc. a glass of wine, beer or soft drink FREE



For reservations & information: 696 206 158 or 665 070 281

Special menus available for groups & private functions, birthdays, anniversaries, etc...

To Puente don Manuel

Nick Turner Refurbs All aspects of building work undertaken Specialising in full house refurbs including tiling, UPVC & aluminium doors and windows, kitchens, bathrooms, plastering, carpentry and bricklaying. We also construct "made to measure" deckings and pergolas, constructed from tanalised timbers.

Summers coming so it's time to think about Deckings & Pergolas

Mobile: 679 113 600

Almijara Gardening and Landscape at your service * Garden maintenance * Design and creation of gardens, waterfalls, rockeries, etc. * Water system installations - manual or automatic * Pruning of trees and palm trees * Treatments * Installation and maintenance of grass * Seasonal work, such as strimming, pruning, weeding, garden clearance and a one-off health check and fertiliser treatments * No compromise free quotes

Tel: 636 59 36 17






The Parcel Force to be reckoned with

Sending or Collecting items from UK or Europe

952 519 780

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George Carlin’s View On Aging Do you realise that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. 'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key. You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. 'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life! You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!! But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone. But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would! So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60. You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday! You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.' Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!' May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

Cazadores De La Luna Restaurant & Hotel Carretera Casabermeja - Colmenar km 8, 29170 Colmenar

Join us in the comfort of our beautiful Cafeteria by candle light and log fire to try our succulent A la carte menu. From Traditional Fish and Chips with mushy peas in a light and fluffy beer batter that is to die for, to sumptuous fillet steak with chips and peas. We have so much to offer for all the family! Monday to Friday (daytime) - Come and enjoy our 3 course ‘Menu Of The Day’ including free glass of wine per person for only 7€

Easter Special!! Stay With Us Good Friday to Easter Monday Full Board - 230€ per couple, Single Room - 160€ (drinks extra) Open to non residents extensive menu Join us for Easter Sunday for our Freshly prepared Sunday Lunch (Booking advisable) Lost your life long partner? Life becoming more difficult on your own? Have you considered a Residential Hotel with full laundry service, three meals a day and pleasant company. Fees start from 500€ a week, social activities included. WE look forward to serving you! Cazadores de la Luna Team For reservations please call 952 730 112 or email us:

Medical Centre & Surgery


(fellow of royal college of surgeons spain)

(Reg. 29/08/25255) *General Surgeon General Practioner. *Skin Diseases *Soft Laser Treatment *Varicose Veins (Microfoam) *Lower Back Pain Laser *Neuropathy *Breast Surgery *Mesotherapy

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Consultations in English & Spanish Appointments call: 616 528 521 C/ Verdemar 2c Edf. Toboso 1 Torre del Mar Clinicas Verdemar


Sugar Factory

Tenencia de Alcaldia Avda. Andalucia Police Station


Decorating, Terra leaning, Walls our speciality, we supply & fit 28mm double glazing, K glass, Kommerling, Rehau UPVC & aluminium windows, conservatories, Persianas & Fitted Kitchens and Image Bathrooms New Look Package... DECORATING - DOUBLE GLAZING AND MOSQUITO BLINDS 20% OFF - Call for a no obligation quote

Tel: 678 896 460 or 662 378 911



New powerful 500cc 4x4 Buggies on the Costa del Sol. Discover the magnificent inland Andalucia in a spectacular way! w w w w

Half day tour 31/2 hours The ideal gift or just an adrenaline boost Ideal for stags, hens or birthdays, etc. Drivers from 21 years with licence

You will experience the ultimate adventure, crossing rivers in a ”breathtaking” manner and being guided to places you have never been. Come and have a try!!

Call: 653 635 180 Email:

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Ecological technology to improve the quality of the water advantages: Domestic, Pools, agriculture, reservoirs, irrigation Systems, etc. • Better tolerance to chlorine for skin & hair • Reduces odour of chlorine • Less usage on chemical products • Elimination of algae • Plants grow better • Elimination of nitric acid in irrigation systems alvaro Lamothe Distribution Centre for Andalucía and Murcia 29016 Málaga. Tel: 952 213 341 Mob: 696.440.199 Email:

• Eliminates calcium build-up • A more delicate and fresher flavour • Beneficial to the skin, hair & health • Fresher food • Better for the animals • Saves on cleaning products & detergent • Provides clearer water during heating • Saves energy & maintenance costs • Protects household appliances


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Observations Respect to the ex England manager Fabio Capello for finding work so quickly.

Parking in Torre del Mar has notoriously been a bit of a mare. The Sentinella has been on to the Junta to ask for bigger spaces.

Don’t worry Fab, Carrots has just opened! Go drown your sorrows. -------------------------------------------------------------

“What’s the problem? Nothing wrong with that bit of parking! It’s just that the spaces aren’t big enough”.

Natalie Make up 11 years experience on the Costa

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Maintenance Technical Service Installations Repairs Diagnostics Consultations

Computerised analysis of water - Professional Make up Artist and Beautician specialising in Bridal, Photo Shoots, TV & Theatre - Special packs for Brides, Make up & Facial Treatments - Eyelash colouring and lifting, Eyelashes & extensions

Tel: 639 851 552

Tests for bacteria can detect the presence of e-coli, shigella, enterobacter & many others. Results in 17 minutes The only one on the Coast Español - English - Francais - Nederlands

600 811 355

Coastal Machinery Sales Specialising in plant and farming machinery from tracked barrows to tractors or dumpers to mini diggers

Established 12 years ago in the Uk and now branching out into Spain. we can supply new and used equipment with delivery to your door on the coast or campo. Full warranty and shipping available and parts can be supplied for service or repair. For more details call: 0044 7552761567 to discuss requirements and delivery


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A female swine, or a sow, will always have a even number of teats or nipples, usually twelve. Bob Dole is 10 years older than the Empire State Building. A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a four foot tall child inside.

for Sports Illustrated. More than 2500 left handed people are killed every year from using right handed products It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk A large swarm of locusts can eat 80,000 tons of corn in a day. All consumption of alcohol is strictly regulated in Norway, and is only sold through state owned shops called Vinmonopolet. Nevertheless between 25% and 40% of all alcohol consumed is either smuggled or illegally made at home A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.

The tip of a 1/3 inch long hourhand on a wristwatch travels at 0.00000275 mph

A standard grave is 7'8 x 3'2 x 6.

Less than one per cent of the 500 chinese cities have clean air, respiratory disease is China's leading cause of death.

A sysygy occurs when all the planets of the our Solar System line up.

Germany holds the title for most independent inventors to apply for patents.

A two-bit moon is in its first quarter.

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

A rhinoceros' horn is made of compacted hair.

A wind with a speed of 74 miles or more is designated a hurricane. About seven million cars are junked each year in the U.S.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

A pig always sleeps on its right side.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

Buzz Aldrin was the first man to pee his pants on the moon.

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

A mole can dig over 250 feet of tunnel in a single night.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

Catherine de Medici was the first woman in Europe to use tobacco. She

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

took it in a mixture of snuff.

Cathy Rigby is the only woman to pose nude

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

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Tel: 95 254 03 92 Fax: 95 254 32 93

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Corumbela it was joined with Sayalonga.

The very name conjures up images of pantomime fairies and cats! However the Romans named it La Paloma, the Pigeon! The villages perches, perhaps a little pigeon like! 600 metres above sea level, with spectacular views of the Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama as well as the verdant valley below. It is situated 16 klms from the coast and is probably the smallest of the Pueblos Blancos to be found in the Axarquía. Not much is known about the origin of the village but in 1493, catholic monarchs gave the village to Diego Fernandez of Cordoba, second Earl of Cabra, as payment for his services during the re-conquests final years. Later the Medinaceli family owned it until 1811 when the Parliament of Cadiz banned family ownerships. Afer that it had its own council until 1868 when

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During the years 1884 – 86, Corumbela like Sayalonga and some coastal areas suffered from an outbreak of phylloxera, the disease which destroyed the vines, this and a series of earthquakes, resulted in most people leaving the area. Nowadays it is a sleepy village with about 300 inhabitants. One of the most striking things about the village is the church with its Mudejar style minaret, apart from that there is only a small bakery and Meson Los Arcos, a bar-restaurant. For more entertainment Archez is a few minutes drive away with plenty of restaurants and bars. Or the bustling much larger village of Cómpeta is not far away. Corumbela is 49 klms from Málaga and is on the Mudejar route of the Axarquía. The easiest way to get there is either to drive past Arenas and Daimalos, or up past Algarrobo and Sayalonga then turning left for Archez and carrying on over the bridge to Corumbela.


Cómpeta 595,000€

Impressive 800m2 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom family home perfect for entertaining as it was originally built as a hotel, situated on a private urbanisation just below the village, with easy access on a steep concrete road. Double ornate wooden doors open onto a large tiled terrace with sea views, covered porch to house, fully equipped bar, indoor heated pool with solar panels on the roof, cloakroom and shower room. Enormous open plan living room which has been used as a ballroom with large arch to the fully fitted kitchen, office / study and featured marble staircase. Two utility rooms, 2 guest cloakrooms and a boiler room for the gas central heating system. Upstairs 1st guest bedroom has ensuite shower room and sliding glass windows to a private terrace with access to the front gate and street with parking bays for 4 cars. 2nd guest bedroom has ensuite shower room, fitted wardrobes and sliding glass doors out to private roof terrace. The huge master suite has large bathroom with oyster bath, extremely large dressing room with fitted wardrobes and bedroom with ensuite shower room, private terrace and Juliet balcony with sea views.

PrOPErTy SPECiaLiSTS SiNCE 2001 iF yOU haVE PrOPErTy TO SELL CaLL SaLLy ON 626 038 851 or 952 436 781

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AS2649 Viñuela 480,000€

AS2365 Churriana 480,000€

AS2461 Almayate Alta 649,000€

261m2 5 bed, 3 bath villa with pool on 5000m2 with lake views

313m2 6 bed, 4 bath

214m2 4 bed, 4 bath

detached house with

villa with pool on

pool, sea views


AS2561 Mondron 395,000€

AS2497 Salto del Negro 130,000€

233m2 3 bed, 2 bath villa with pool, pond, beautiful mature gardens

73m2 2 bed, 2 bath

122m2 2 bedroom

country house on

semi-detached country

675m2 close to river

house with 600m2 plot


Comares 80,000€


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We have now been Screening the Costas and Inland for 10 years We manufacture all types of screens, any shape, any colour Magnetic - Aluminium Sliders Roller Screens - American Swing Doors and Patio/Balcony Enclosures ALUMINIUM - U.P.V.C WINDOWS, DOORS & CONSERVATORIES w w w

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Fully Fitted by our own Craftsmen

Tel: 622 244 116

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Famous for - "Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They Drink It In The Congo". infamous for - Civil wars and militia conflicts have plagued the Republic of Congo. interesting Facts - Formerly named Zaire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has since 1997 been torn apart by civil strife, internal turmoil and ethnic and intertribal war, ignited by a large influx of refugees fleeing the bloodshed in Rwanda and Burundi. Rainforest covers much of the Republic of Congo. Animals in the Republic of Congo include chimpanzees, elephants and gorillas. The Congo River is the second longest river in Africa. During the Second World War, Brazzaville was the centre of the French resistance in Africa.

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Wife by text to husband at work, "Windows at home frozen - what should I do?" Husband "spray some de-icer or pour hot water on them" Wife a few minutes later - "Done that, now computer won't work at all" ------------------------------------------------------------A man was lying in bed with his new girlfriend. After having great sex... She spent the next hour just rubbing his testicles... Something she just loved to do. As he was enjoying it, he turned and asked her, "Why do you love doing that?" “Because”... She Replied..... "I really miss mine" -------------------------------------------------------------A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, 'Relatives of yours?' 'Yep,' the wife replied, 'in-laws.' -------------------------------------------------------------A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day, 30,000 to a man's 15,000. The wife replied, 'The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men...The husband then turned to his wife and asked, 'What'?

“The hire company for the little ones”

We welcome you to inspect, select & collect from our SHOWROOM at LAkE VIñUELA In order to give clients individual attention please phone for an appointment before visiting. We are situated at KM29 (on right) off A356 1km past Camping & Pantano Restaurant. We are signposted from there. From bouncy chairs to buggies, stairgates to sterilisers. Everything you need for when little ones come to visit. PHONE DAWN ON: 627 931 360 WEBSITE: EMAIL:

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Veggie Patch There’s not been much action at our allotment lately. Tony went there recently to dig up the last of the edibles – some beetroots and celery. Now it’s time to plant a new batch of crops to take us up to the summer period, however it’s difficult to find the time in our busy schedules. But what an amazing yield we’ve enjoyed for the last few months! There were peas in the pod, cabbages, lettuces, tomatoes, beetroots, celery, herbs, cucumbers, onions, carrots, and probably a few that I’m forgetting about. The general lack of rain this season has meant regular visits to our plot to water, etc, but when we settle down to an organic home-grown salad, we realise that all the effort is worth it. If you would like a plot then call Jose 639 12 07 07.

B O a r D i N g C aT T E ry Canillas de aceituno

We offer safe, tranquil accomodation for your cat. Our pens are safe and secure but with all the comforts of home, making it very cosy. Only 20 mins from Torre del Mar, inland towards Vinuela, Campo Cats is a short 2 min drive from a main tarmac road which gives very good access. We welcome inspection visits where we can discuss your cat’s personal needs. We only accept cats that are fully vaccinated Also, we can provide a collection & delivery service. For further details, call Linda on: 665 510 735 Campo Cats Cattery


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Profile Name: Harrison Ford Birthday: July 13 1942, age: 69 Sign: Cancer Birthplace: Chicago Marital Status: Married to Calista Flockhart Children: Benjamin and Willard, with his first wife, Mary Marquardt; Malcolm and Georgia with his second wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison; Liam, adopted son of Calista Flockhart. Occupation: Actor Claim to fame: Indiana Jones Harrison’s mother, Dorothy (née Dora Nidelman), was a homemaker and former radio actress, and his father, Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), was an advertising executive and a former actor.

Ford began dating actress Calista Flockhart after meeting at the 2002 Golden Globes, and proposed to her over Valentine's Day weekend in 2009.They married on June 15, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Ford was filming Cowboys and Aliens. In 1997, Ford was ranked No. 1 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. As of July 2008, the United States domestic box office grosses of Ford's films total almost US$3.4 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $6 billion, making Ford the third highest grossing U.S. domestic box-office star. In 1964, Ford travelled to Los Angeles, California to apply for a job in radio voice-overs. He did not get it, but stayed in California and eventually signed a $150 a week contract with Columbia Pictures' New Talent program, playing bit roles in films. Not happy with the roles being offered to him, Ford became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two small sons. While working as a carpenter, he became a stagehand for the popular rock band The Doors. He also built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for Brazilian band leader Sérgio Mendes. Ford's carpentry work eventually landed him his first starring film role. In 1975, George Lucas hired him to read lines for actors auditioning for parts in his space opera Star Wars (1977). Ford injured his chin at the age of 20 when his car, a Volvo 544, hit a telephone pole in Northern California; the scar is visible in his films. An explanation for it is offered in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when a young Indiana Jones cuts his chin while attempting to crack a whip to ward off a lion. Ford is a private pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, and owns an 800-acre (3.2 km2) ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, approximately half of which he has donated as a nature reserve. Ford is a close friend of former President Bill Clinton. He received the first ever Hero Award for his many iconic roles, including Han Solo and Indiana Jones, at the 2007 Scream Awards, and in 2008, received the Spike TV's Guy's Choice Award for Brass Balls.

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LT Construction count the land structure, making the footings superficial at best. This should be a major concern, and even more so if your house is built in an area where the soil type is clay. In the winter, the soil will expand as it takes on water and in the dry summer months, the soil will contract. This constant movement of the subsoil will result in walls losing their integrity, cracks forming and in time, the wall collapsing. Freestanding Garden Walls With freestanding garden walls, more emphasis can be put on the look and enhancement of the garden. The use of locally-sourced natural stone can help to create a look of distinction which will dress and enhance, and may also be a requirement of local building regulations. Freestanding walls allow for greater flexibility in terms of material choice and aesthetic outcome, and are often less expensive than retaining walls (where strength is the main concern). However, it is commonly assumed that freestanding walls should be low cost, as they don’t need to be as strong. To save on costs, builders often create freestanding walls with footings that are not robust enough, leading to wall movement due to subsidence or heave. They neglect to take into ac-

At LT Construction, we focus equally on the structural specification as well as the aesthetic concerns of freestanding walls. In doing so, we consider any such projects as major works in their own right, and will design and build walls which are not only very attractive, but able to stand the test of time. Please bear in mind that a building licence would be required for any walling. We at LT Construction would apply on your behalf and see you through this often-frustrating process. See various examples of Freestanding Garden Wall design on our website at: Let LT Construction be your first choice when calling on expert advice in designing your garden walls.


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The Artist is about a matinee idol at the peak of his fame who slowly loses everything, and an actress who coincidentally begins the climb to stardom as silent pictures give way to movies with sound. As the film begins, George Valentin (Mr. Dujardin) is the toast of the town, an actor and dancer who exudes elegance, charm and confidence at the premiere of his latest hit. Outside the theatre, he meets an autograph seeker, Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), who turns up as an extra for his next picture. But their paths soon diverge as he balks at the

Now it is the future, and eventually he is on the outside looking in, as Peppy graduates to leading lady. George spirals into despair, with only his faithful driver and Jack Russell terrier for companionship. But, as with all movies about star-crossed romances, the onetime screen idol and America’s new sweetheart will meet again. The Artist, written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, is a silent black-and-white movie, but it features title cards, lush music by the Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra, and amazing actors. The cast also includes James Cromwell as a chauffeur; John Goodman as a cigar-chomping mogul; Penelope Ann Miller as George's wife, and Malcolm McDowell as a butler. Star rating- *****/*****


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What’s New? We have had such a busy month with many new businesses which looks promising for the times ahead. So just room this month to list the company name, phone and page number. Don’t miss out on anything new read all about it! Peluqueria Susana 699 702 062 advert on page 12 The Little Farm Shop 692 556 933 advert on page 12 Bluewater granada - Motor yacht Charters 655 224 055 advert on Page 20 active Construction 666 659 876 advert on page 60 Shane williams interiors 958 827 270 / 666 267 201 advert on page 65


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Steve Godfrey Local Artist


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Local artist Steve Godfrey will be showcasing his latest work at Bar Atila in Puente don Manuel from Friday 6th April – Tuesday 10th.

Here is Mr. Share with some more share advice!

On Friday 6th from 8pm free tapas and wine will be available at the bar along with Steve answering questions and talking about his painting. Later that evening a raffle will be drawn and customers will have a chance to win one of Steve’s works.

They are a diamond mining company who's results are now due and the opinion is that they will be at the top end of forcasts and the future prospects are positive.

On Saturday 7th in the morning between 10am – 2pm Steve will be at his easel in Bar Atila and all are welcome to come along and see the progress of one of his paintings. For more information see advert on page 6 or call: 663 393 987

This months chosen share is Gem Diamonds and Mr Share has bought 357 @ 280p

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The Word Queen Offline Book Marketing Methods If you self-published your book then unfortunately there’s no one else to market your book apart from you. After all, if no one knows that your book exists then you won’t have much chance of seeing it on the Times bestsellers list! Below is a list of a few effective offline book marketing methods…

tage of having access to their audience. You can offer your book for sale to your joint venture partner’s audience and sell lots more copies as a result. Maybe at the same time you could place an advert in your book, or on your website, to publicise your joint venture partner. The Press: *Create a Press Release, including tips and how-to’s. *Get a Feature Story from the media. *Write a how-to article and submit to relevant newspapers and magazines.

Teleseminars: A teleseminar is essentially a seminar over the phone using conference line services. It’s a great tool to build an audience quickly and share your message. You can be a guest on other people’s teleseminars or hold your own. There are many free resources available to hold your teleseminars, just do a search on Google to find one that suits you.

Talk Show radio and TV: If you manage to get on to TV or the radio, bear in mind that your audience mainly like to hear ‘how-to’ information, not other details about your book.

Joint Venture Launch: A joint venture launch involves asking potential partners to support you by sharing your information with their audience. Typically you’d select a partner who is well established in your field to gain the advan-

I hope these offline book marketing methods work for you… next month I’ll focus on some effective online methods…

Local Talks: Sell your printed books at the back of the room. Take a clipboard and capture everyone’s emails at the talk.

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Petrol Tips With Petrol on the rise these tips might come in handy. Here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every Litre: Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the petrol, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening... your litre is not exactly a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimising the vapours that are created while you are pumping. All

hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money. One of the most important tips is to fill up when your Petrol tank is HALF FULL. The more Petrol you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. Petrol storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the Petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimises the evaporation. Unlike service stations, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every litre is actually the exact amount. Finally if there is a petrol truck pumping into the storage tanks when you buy Petrol, DO NOT fill up; most likely the petrol is being stirred up as the Petrol is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.


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Talleres Simon First Year Celebration

Where does the time go? It has been one year since Simon and his team opened Talleres Simon in Velez Malaga, and one year on, they continue to offer a very high standard of service within their successful garage. They would like to offer all their past, present and future clients a cordial invitation to their first year anniversary celebration on Saturday 5th May 2012 at the garage. Why not pop along and celebrate with them, and at the same time, have a chat with the highly-trained mechanics about your car?

The summer appears to be just around the corner and there is no better time to think about getting your air conditioning systems checked. The filter may need changing, and the system may need to be re-gassed. The cooling system also needs checking to make sure it is up to scratch. Now is a perfect time to do this before the heat of summer is upon us. Simon says, “As always, a little maintenance now can save you a lot of trouble and money later on. We look forward to seeing you all!” See main advert on page 23

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Do You. Care ? Care working in the UK - Country Cousins is the UK’s leading private care specialist introduction agency, providing live-in care mainly for the elderly and infirm, enabling people to remain in their own homes for longer

Many Country Cousins live here in Spain returning to the UK frequently or every now and then for two weeks or more assignments. If you are interested in earning between £945 - £1,200 for 15 days (one client) or £1,020 - £1,560 (two clients) by becoming a Country Cousin, please call Jennie or Barry for more information on: 625 807 504 or 952 115 305 (evenings)

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La Vaqueria - Benamargosa alarmed if you can see the campo looming – it is a concrete road to the door and there is plenty of parking!)

LA VAQUERIA, BENAMARGOSA With its pretty garden and inviting, colourful interior, La Vaqueria Arts and Crafts Centre is a must if you are planning a trip inland or are visiting Benamargosa and the surrounding villages. From Trapiche at El Cruce bar/restaurant, follow the valley in the direction of Rio Gordo, winding your way through groves of citrus fruits, mangoes and avocados before arriving in the centre of Benamargosa. La Vaqueria is clearly marked by a large sign at the bottom of the road, and you simply continue until you see the blue wall with the overhanging avocados on your right-hand side. (You are almost at the edge of the village at this stage, so do not be

Artist Su Derrick has turned this old dairy into a beautifully-run family business, making the once-tatty collection of old sheds into a delightful gift and souvenir shop and café, with her studio and classroom all open to visitors. Enjoy home-made cake, traditional ploughman’s lunches or a Vaqueria breakfast in the shaded garden or air conditioned/heated interior. Browse the fine selection of hand-made gifts and accessories for house and garden. Many of these pieces may be personalised for that extra special touch. We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-3pm; see main advert on page 104 for contact details and follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information on all our forthcoming events.

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Why Greece Is In Financial Trouble In a detailed article in the Daily Mail (New York) the paper lists some of the waste or abuses of the Greek government: 1. The Metro trains in Athens are air conditioned and feature plasma TVs to entertain commuters. Trains are practically free to use by the 5 million inhabitants of the city. Well, they aren't supposed to be, but as there are no controls at the stations or in the trains, only a small minority of the travelling public actually bothers to buy a ticket. By the way, the Metro system cost 1.7 billion Euros which was paid for by Europe.

people in the country, are exempt from paying tax. However the shipyards are empty and only about 500 employees are engaged to look after all the shipyards. 9. Only 300 inhabitants of the richest suburb in Athens, Kifissia, include a swimming pool in their list of assets when in fact there are over 20,000 pools in this suburb. 10 Greece misses out more than 450 billion Euros annually in taxes which should rightfully be collected.

2. The average annual income of the Railway Personal including train drivers and cleaners is 70,000€. This represents a third of all employees in the private sector. 3. The annual turnover of the Railway company is 90 million Euros which includes an annual bill of 575 million Euros in salaries. This has led a Greek politician to state that it would be cheaper to transport passengers in private taxis. 4. In the last ten years, salaries in the public sector have doubled. 5. For more than 600 trades and professions in Greece, considered 'hard and dangerous' the retirement age has been lowered to 50, with an annual pension of 95% of their last salary. This includes such trades as pasty cooks, radio announcers, barbers and masseurs in Turkish baths. 6. Tax returns are filled in by taxpayers directly and are hardly ever checked. Thus, in a land with 12 million inhabitants only 5,000 people state in their tax returns that they earn more than 100,000€, without any mention of funds invested in foreign countries. A lot of Greek tax payers state that they only earn 12,000€, despite owning holiday houses on Greek islands, abroad, as well as boats and luxury cars. 7. If a vigilant Tax inspector questions some of the claims, he/she is presented with a "fakalaki", an envelope with money. There is even an unofficial scale of amounts which is expected to be paid to officials. It is estimated that the average Greek householder pays 2,000€ to officials. 8. The large Greek ship owners, the richest

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Angela’s Challenge - Friday 25th May What are you doing on your birthday? Once you accept that you actually can’t stop time, you can relax, take things easier and enjoy life. Part of the enjoyment of this acceptance is deciding what you’ll do on your birthdays, exactly just how you will celebrate a special day. Saving the special treats for your 40th, 50th, 60th and long into the future. Perhaps a holiday, a cruise even... let yourself be waited on hand and foot. Perhaps a hot air balloon trip, a day in bed or how about... A 5 kilometre run, A 10 kilometre bicycle ride, 10 kilometres on a cross trainer, 5 kilometres on a rowing machine, 500 sit-ups, 500 leg presses, 500 bicep curls, 500 bench presses, 500 squats and 500 thigh extensions... and ALL to be completed in 5 hours. I have it on the highest authority that the medical term for this condition is commonly known as ‘Barking Mad’, unless, of course, you are undertaking this huge effort to raise money for charity. Just so with Angela from Buy/Rent a Home Spain in Torre del Mar who has agreed to undertake this mountain of a task to raise much needed money for Cancer Research, The Heart Foundation and Premature Babies. To match Angela’s effort, we are asking Publication XYZ’s readers to help raise as much money as possible to make this a memorable

day for everyone concerned. At just 50 cents per task all ten will cost the sponsor just 5€, a small amount to help change someone’s life and reward a very courageous woman for a superb unselfish effort. Angela’s challenge will take place on the 25th May at the Sensei Gym Torre del Mar, and there’s an open invitation for Publication XYZ’s readers to join in on all or part of the challenge and help Angela raise much needed funds for three worthwhile charities. As to the question of which particular birthday Angela is celebrating, well, she’s not at liberty to say, and for this correspondent it’s

a step too far to ask! Details of how you can help Angela in her effort can be had from:- Rent a Home Spain/Buy a Home Spain, Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, Torre del Mar. Tel: 952547554 / 680210414

In Loving Memory Raffe Oxenden Raffe Oxenden well known in Spain, Las Cuevas De Comares and surrounding areas, sadly passed away on 10th February 2012 in Hospital in the UK at the age of 63. The funeral has already taken place in Stevenage. He was a well loved Son, Father, Stepfather, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend to many, who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends R.I.P.


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Every Tuesday Country Farmers Market be tween 10am and 1.30pm. Los Jardines del Trapiche Call: Anita 627 877 164 Every Tuesday Bar Atila, Puente don Manuel, Quiz 8.30pm. 682 502 870 Every Tuesday La Vaqueria Farmers Lunch. Set menu for just 5€. Reservations 952 517 273 (See main add below) Every Thursday Evening Bar Viva, Torre del Mar, Bingo Quiz night with a difference. Quiz mixed with Bingo!! from 8.30pm with cash prizes. Now hosted by yours truely, Tony of The Sentinella. Come on down for a great evenings entertainment. Call 952544362 Every Thursday La Vaqueria Art Class. Informal and fun with professional tuition. 11am 1pm. Tel 952 517 273 (See main add below)

Every Friday Chiringuito Antonio Market, 10am - 1.30pm Puente don Manuel. Every Friday La Vaqueria Ladies Dinner. From 7pm enjoy a two course vegetarian meal with great company and lively chat! Reservations 952 517 273 (See main add below) Heather Gail Harmen’s drawing and painting classes. Vinuela every Mon and Fri and Torre del Mar every Thurs. Call 952 115 366 / 628 306 371 for details. NEW MARKET Every Saturday at Trapiche Bar and Restaurant, Trapiche, 11am - 3pm Call Rudi 952 554 514 / 674 526 968 Nerja History Group meets on the first Friday of each month at the Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 11.30. For more information, contact Jill Christian-Smith on: 952 538 526 664 760 405 Colmenar District Social Club meet on Wednesdays at the Arco de Sol in Colmenar from 12.30, all are welcome. We have quizzes quest speakers and regular trips and events. Contact Marjorie on 951 163 071

Country Market Los Jardines del Trapiche EVERY TUESDAY 9.30 - 1.30 For an extremely organised & fun day out, join us here at our indoor / outdoor market. Lots of varied stalls to browse around and a beautiful seating area for coffees, teas, hotdogs and bacon butties, etc. available at the outside bar Call Anita 627877164 or Chrissie 617811030 for more information. (Junction 272 onto the A356, Vélez Málaga, turn off at El Cruce towards Benamagosa and we are just before the private airport)

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Dates For The Diary (Continued) CardioDance: Learn to Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, Hustle. Dance Classes: Also includes Rumba, Sal Cha & Choreographed Routines Keep Fit Classes with or without weights.Your Heart, Your Life, Your Choice. Almeria to Estepona. Hugh Grant 606086300 The "El Valle Asociacion" Based around the Lake Vinuela & surrounding areas. Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Camping Bar on the side of Lake Vinuela (A356). The club organises events,trips and social functions. For further details and timings check the web site. aBC DaNCiNg. Learn to ballroom dance with "Dancing Dave". It's as easy as ABC. Why not come along and keep fit whilst making new friends? Now available at several different venues. Ring Dave for further details on 952 531 259 / 617 863 193. Vinuela Ecological Farmers Market Opp. the Pharmacy. 1st & 3rd Sat each month. 10.3014.30. Fresh Handmade organic produce. Fruit & Veg, Cakes, Chutney & Jams, Sweets, Tarts, Bread, Pasta & Fresh Sauces, Mustards, Olive Pate, Natural Soap, Fertilizer, etc. Come dancing for Cudeca next dance April 21st at El Trapiche 7.00 for 7.30pm usual mix of social dancing and supper choice of fish or chicken for only 10€. All proceeds from the raffle go to cudeca's hospice. Money raised so far 6,300€. Donations of raffle prizes very welcome. For info contact Joyce on or 699 156 471 Builders and Handypeople we need your help. APARIV is a small, registered animal protection charity devoted to the care and welfare of around 60 abandoned, neglected and abused dogs. We are located just outside Rincon de la Victoria. We are desperate to find people who are willing to devote a little of their time TO HELPING us at our Dog Refuge. We currently need help with building projects including cementing kennel floors, putting on roofs, making new kennels and more. If you can spare half a day to help us, please call Pat on 679902962 or Alix on 651450730, or visit us at:- WWW.APARIV.ORG April 13th QUIZ NIGHT to raise money for APARIV ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETYwith prizes, raffles and food available at Los Morenos Restaurant in Rincon de la Victoria at 8pm. For further information call Stephen 952 514671, 18th QUIZ NIGHT to raise money for APARIV at Sands & C in Torrox Costa at 7:30

pm. For further information call 952 967734, 27th QUIZ NIGHT to raise money for APARIV at Bar Viva in Torre del Mar 8pm. For further information call Stephen 952 514671 Local artist Steve Godfrey will be showcasing his latest work at Bar Atila in Puente don Manuel from Friday 6th April – Tuesday 10th. On Friday 6th from 8pm free tapas and wine will be available at the bar along with Steve answering questions and talking about his painting. Later that evening a raffle will be drawn and customers will have a chance to win one of Steve’s works. On Saturday 7th in the morning between 10am – 2pm Steve will be at his easel in Bar Atila and all are welcome to come along and see the progress of one of his paintings. Call 663 393 987. A.P.A.Ri.V. Association for the Protection of Animals Rincon de la Victoria Our refuge is full of adorable puppies. We have white, brown, black & multicolored ones. We have males and females. All have been abandoned, discarded or left to fend for themselves on the streets. Most of the puppies are expected to be smaller dogs weighing less than 5 kilos when full grown. Because they are small, these dogs are at greater risk living at the refuge with the larger dogs. We are desperately looking for homes for these playful pups. If you can help, please email: or call Pam at 952 51 46 71 or Alix 651450730 Geoff Murrell's April Gigs: 6th - Restaurante El Pino, Torrox Park. To book call 952 967 063 or just come along for a drink. 7th - The Alberdini Hotel, Competa. To book call 952 516 294 or just come along for a drink. 20th - Restaurante El Pilon, Competa. To book call 952 553 512 or just come along for a drink. 14th Meson Morisco, Sayalonga - to book call 952 535 261

Healing Fair 28th April - 11am - 5pm El Trapiche Restaurant

(North of Torre del Mar, left at El Cruce Restaurant) Stalls include: Raw & Natural Foods, Indian Head Massage, Sound Therapy, Amaranta Technique, Energy Medicine, Crystal Healing & much more. Tel: 951 321 613 Tel: 951 893 091


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Mind, Body & Spirit This month I’m devoting this column to sharing a new and exciting venture which I hope will add further informed support to the growing interest in matters, holistic and alternative amongst the community here. "OPEN HEARTS AND MINDS" is a brand new interactive radio show which I am presenting devoted to conscious living, building alternative community and co-creating a new paradigm of Life. Among the themes featured in the show are: Holistic healing, spirituality, the 2012 shift, living in harmony with our planet, cosmology, astrology, higher realms of consciousness and multidimensional reality, ancient wisdom, modern revelation, prophecy & psychic prediction... and much more. Opening hearts and minds is what I do, and what I have always done in a career spanning 30 years as a healer and as a teacher of spirituality & consciousness. My involvement with radio began a long time ago whilst working as media spokesperson for an environmental organisation which I had co-founded in Ireland. As my focus shifted from the natural to the human environment and my career moved fulltime into healing I made frequent appearances on local & national stations. Talking about healing and spirituality. It was here that I came to fully appreciate the power of radio as a means to connect at an intimate level with a much larger audience than was possible in person. Amazing things happened! From the safety of their own homes and armchairs people who were complete strangers would open up and share their hearts and soul. Spontaneous heal-

ings took place, live on air, which touched other listeners who in turn received healing, help and support. When, in 2010, I moved to the coast, I was a regular guest on Talk Radio Europe’s night time show, talking not just about healing but many of the other subjects I have been researching and lecturing on for many years: the 2012 prophecies and the changing times, the spiritual dimension to Life, crop circles, ancient wisdom... Not your average radio fare by any means, yet no matter how apparently “far-out” the subject, it was received enthusiastically and positively by the audience, and listeners called into the show in numbers to share their experiences and ask questions. So when the opportunity came to present my very own, dedicated show, I gratefully embraced it. It is my heartfelt desire that “Open Hearts & Minds” will answer a real and growing need for nourishment and care of the human heart, soul and spirit, and will serve and support the community for a long time to come. Open Hearts & Minds on Talk Radio Europe. Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-11pm. Tune in on 88.9fm or 91.9fm on the Costa del Sol. Listen live online anywhere in the world. Go to for details of more wavebands to tune into all around the coast of Spain & Mallorca. Please refer to my website at email: or see his advert below:

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Royal British Legion Torre del Mar: We meet every Wed between 12-2pm at the La Vega Rest. next to Mercadona supermarket in Torre Del Mar. All ages welcome, various activities held at the weekly meetings. 21st-25th May we have a mini break to Merida. We will be staying at the elegant 3* Hotel Nova Ron for 4 nights B&B including coach travel and insurance and the optional excursions. This lovely Hotel is situated in the centre of Merida just a short walk from all the historic attractions and shops. There will also be an optional day trip to visit the medieval town of Cacere and another visit to the castle at Bandajoz and then onto Albuera, site of one of Wellingtons famous battles as featured in the television series SHARP. During April we also have; 17th Visit to Malaga Car Museum, 23rd St Georges Day Lunch, 30th Adrian's Quiz night Meal included. Phone Merryll on 663658354 for further information. You do not have to be a member to come to any of our events or visit our website RBL - Los Romanes Branch We are still a branch of the Royal British Legion. We meet every Tuesday from 12.00 noon until 2.00 pm. at The Garden Restaurant, La Vinuela. On the first Tuesday of every month we have menu del dia at the restaurant. Please feel free to come and join us any time, you do not have to be a member. For social contact Lorraine on 952510203. For other contact Margaret on 951 167 600. Visit our web site on Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”,(Gardens of Viña Malaga/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre Del Mar. Opening hours Monday-Friday 10.00am-1.00pm and 3.00pm6.00pm. Tel. 952 543 334 / 952 540 432, Daily Events Mon– Fri Spanish Lessons, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced. 10.00am–12.30pm, Mon & Thurs Computer Know How, come and learn.

11.00am – 1.00pm, Mon Half Orange, widows, widowers, and singles Group, Mon German Group. Coffee & Library 3.00pm – 5.00pm, Tuesday Musical Appreciation Group. Sessions are focused on a composer or period of classical music. 3.00pm – 5.00pm, Wed Art Group, improve your technique. 3.00pm – 5.00pm, Thurs Darts. 6.00pm for 6.30pm, Fri coffee morning. Refreshments, boutique, brica-brac, preserves, library, books for sale. 11.00am – 1.00pm, Keep Fit 11.00 - 12.00am April Events 2nd – Film Night. Supper and one drink included. Time 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Ticket price 6€, 6th – Ecumenical Church Service at the Centre, “An Hour Before the Cross”. 2.00pm, 7th - NO CATHOLIC MASS, 8th – Usual Church Service at the Centre. 19th – Trip to Gibraltar. Coach Departs at 6.45am from Algarroba, pick up Caleta, Torre Del Mar and Chilches. For info & bookings Tel. 952 543 334 or 952 540 432. U3A El Morche is a registered organisation which runs a variety of learning groups. These currently include debating, singing, book club, petanque, quizzing, walking, photography, meditation, craft, table tennis & more. Each subject has a leader and group members share their knowledge & experiences. We have members from Rincon de la Victoria-La Heradura and inland to Periana & Competa. We meet at a variety of locations in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Would you like to know more? Can you offer knowledge and experience for an existing or new group? Visit our website for more details. We look forward to hearing from you. Art & Photography Exhibition-U3A El Morche. The U3A El Morche Painting Group & Photography Group are getting together to give you an exhibition of their work. This will be at La Plata beachside restaurant / chiringuito at the eastern end of Benajarafe. Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking next to La Plata. Paintings and photographs will be available to buy but there is no obligation to do so. Further details are available on our web site in the “NEWS” section and will also be given in next month's edition. Mark your calendar now for the 17th & 18th of May. We look forward to seeing you.

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What’s O n? Trapiche Social Club meet every Wednesday from 12 noon - 2pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, Social Activities include card games, skittles, dominoes and occasionally free bingo. Everyone is welcome to join us members and visitors. April events 4th social meeting & monthly Lunch, 11th social meeting, 18th social meeting, 20th Visit to Alhambra Palace or a day out in the City, 25th social meeting. May 18th visit to Casarabonela Cactus Gardens please booking now. August 15th Almunecar Fireworks an evening of spectacular fireworks on the beach please book early. Sept 18th to 20th 2 nights 3 days visit to Donana National Park booking now. If you are interested in any function, please visit us at El Trapiche on Wednesdays between 12.00 & 2.00, or call our dedicated booking line 680 764 130 email: Lake Vinuela Social Club We meet every Thurs from midday until approx 2.30 at the Bar Atila in Puente don Manuel to enjoy social activities and meet new like minded friends. We regularly have a quiz, bingo, surprise events and presentations, also a monthly lunch at various restaurants in the area. Our aim is to enjoy ourselves and to raise monies for various local and international charities and organisations. Call: 636 203 135 RBL - Benajarafe Branch Meet every Friday from 12.30-2.30pm, at the coastal, Puerto Niza restaurant, we enjoy bingo, quizzes, more entertainment & monthly outings, a superb lunch inc. drinks, & we welcome all new and existing RBL members. Tel: 603 879 308 Benajarafe International Social Club meet every Monday at 2.30pm at the Esperanza Cafe/Restaurant which is on the coast road at Km 261 in Benajarafe. We are a registered charity raising funds for H4H and another charity of the member's choice. For further details contact Heather on 634979565. Golfnutz meet every Wednesday at Santa Clara (Otura, Granada) for golf banter, all abilities welcome. Sense of humour essential. So if you need a change in 2011 then give us a call. Call 617 979 640 or caddy master on 858 702 800.

reel Jiggers Barn Dance, El Cruce 8-10.30, free entry, April 20th. Email: Mother & Toddler Group at Torre Montessori Nursery in C/Laureano Casquero s/n Torre del Mar on Wednesday from 10.30 - 12.30pm tel: 633 637 774 Healing Fair April 28th 11am to 6pm at El Trapiche Restaurant, north of Torre del Mar (on the way to the Tuesday market, Carretera Benamargosa, next to El Cruze Restaurant). Entrance free. So come along and join us even if you are new to holistic and complementary medicine. Why not have a talk to the experts in their field, and find out how to improve your mind, body spirit.mWe still have a few stalls free they are only 8â‚Ź for the day, for further information contact: jennywright04@gmail.comTel: 951 321 613 Tel: 951 893 091


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Local Police : 091 guardia : 062 Fire : 080 030 461 (Priest). Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Avda Moscatel 1 "I", (Gardens of Viña Malaga/ Antigua Casa Del Viña). roman Catholic - Torre del Mar - Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Saturdays 5pm, (Winter), Saturdays 6pm, (Summer) Evangelical - Torre del Mar Evangelical (Presbyterian Church) meets every Sunday for Worship in English at 11.30am in the Picasso Room, Hotel Torremar, (off Paseo Larios) C/ Saladero Viejo 15 Torre del Mar. All welcome. Minister J. Hartsmith Foy. Tel: 952 532 825 or: Torrox Park Community Church meet at 11am on Thursday for coffee and discussion on current topics. This is an informal meeting for everyone to join in. At Tapricho Tapas bar (opposite El Pino camping), Torrox park. more info: Minister J. hartsmith foy, Tel: 952 532 825 or Puente don Manuel - Fellowship of the King, Sunday Worship - 11am. Wednesday Fellowship 3-5pm. Midweek activities - Pilates - Tues midday-1pm, Bridge club tues 2.15-6pm, Art group Thurs 3-5pm, Charity shop/books open Wednesday Thurs, Fri & Sat 10-1.30pm, Bridge Club Friday 2.15pm. 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 Torre del Mar Evangelical Church (Part of the Spanish Evangelical Church in partnership with Presbyterian Church Ireland) Sunday service in English 11.30am. Picasso Room Hotel Torremar off Paseo Larios Torre del Mar Minister Rev. J. Hartsmith Foy Telephone 952 532 825 Bank hours Usually 8:30am-2pm except Sundays, Bank holidays and Fiestas. Please note, the majority of banks will not accept bills to be paid (ie: electric, phone, rates) after 11am. Taxis Torre: 952 540 016, Nerja: 952 520 537 Velez Malaga: 952 540 016, Puente Don Manuel: 952 510 992 Mob: 616 034 636.

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) : a h a h s e k o J The marriage of an 80 year old man and a 20 year old woman was the talk of the town. After being married a year, the couple went to the hospital for the birth of their first child. The attending nurse came out of the delivery room to congratulate the old gentleman and said, 'This is amazing. How do you do it at your age?' The old man grinned and said, 'You got to keep the old motor running.' The following year, the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of their second child. The same nurse was attending the delivery and again went out to congratulate the old gentleman. She said, 'Sir, you are something else. How do you manage it?' The old man grinned and said, 'You gotta keep the old motor running..' A year later, the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of their third child. The same nurse was there for this birth also and, after the delivery, she once again approached the old gentleman, smiled, and said, 'Well, you surely are something else! How do you do it?' The old man replied, 'It's like I've told you before, you gotta keep the old motor running.' The nurse, still smiling, patted him on the back and said: 'Well, I guess it's time to change the oil. This one's black.' --------------------------------------------------------------Two Irishmen were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A blonde walks by and asked them what they were doing. Paddy replied, 'We're supposed to be finding the height of this flagpole, but we don't have a ladder.' The blonde took out an adjustable spanner from her bag, loosened a few bolts and laid the flagpole down. She got a tape measure out of her pocket, took a few measurements, and announced that it was 18’ 6”. Then, she walked off. Mick said to Paddy, 'Isn't that just like a blonde! We need the height, and she gives us the bloody length’. --------------------------------------------------------------A wife comes home late at night and quietly opens the door to her bedroom. From under the

blanket she sees four legs instead of two. She reaches for a baseball bat and starts hitting the blanket as hard as she can. Once she's done, she goes to the kitchen to have a drink. As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine. “Hi Darling", he says, "Your parents have come to visit us, so l let them stay in our bedroom. Did you say hello”? --------------------------------------------------------------An old prospector shuffled into the town of Del Rio, Texas leading a tired old mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat. He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, can you dance?". The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No son, I don't dance... never really wanted to". A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well, you old fool, you're gonna dance now!" and started shooting at the old man's feet. The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody standing around was laughing. When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon. The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun and cocked both hammers. The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin 12 gauge barrels. The old man quietly said "Son, have you ever kissed a mule's ass?" The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir... but... I've always wanted to".

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Jokes h a h a :) Little Susie was not the best student in Catholic School. Usually she slept through the class. One day her teacher, a nun, called on her while she was sleeping. 'Tell me Susie, who created the universe?' When Susie didn't stir, little Johnny who was her friend sitting behind her, took his pencil and jabbed her in the rear. 'God Almighty!' shouted Susie. The nun said, 'Very good' and continued teaching her class.. A little later the nun asked Susie, 'Who is our Lord and Saviour?' But Susie didn't stir from her slumber. Once again, Johnny came to her rescue and stuck her in the butt. 'Jesus Christ!!!' shouted Susie. And the nun once again said, 'Very good,' and Susie fell back asleep. The Nun asked her a third question...'What did Eve say to Adam after she had her twenty-third child?' Again, Johnny came to the rescue. This time Susie jumped up and shouted, 'If you stick that damn thing in me one more time, I'll break it in half!' The nun fainted. ------------------------------------------------------------Mike was going to be married to Karen so his father sat him down for a little chat. He said, 'Mike, let me tell you something. On my wedding night in our honeymoon suite, I took off my pants, handed them to your mother, and said, Here, try these on.'' She did and said, 'These are too big. I can't wear them.' I replied, 'Exactly.. I wear the pants in this family and I always will.' Ever since that night, we have never had any problems”. 'Hmmm,' said Mike. He thought that might be a good thing to try. On his honeymoon, Mike took off his pants and said to Karen, 'Here, try these on..' She tried them on and said, 'These are too large. They don't fit me.' Mike said, 'Exactly. I wear the pants in this family and I always will. I don't want you to ever

forget that.' Then Karen took off her panties and handed them to Mike. She said, 'Here, you try on mine..' Mike did and said, 'I can't get into your panties.' Karen said, 'Exactly. And if you don't change your smart-ass attitude, you never will.' ------------------------------------------------------------An 18 year-old girl tells her mum that she has missed her period for two months. Very worried, the mother goes to the chemist and buys a pregnancy kit. The test result shows that the girl is pregnant. Shouting, cursing, crying, the mother says, 'Who was the pig that did this to you? I want to know!' The girl picks up the phone and makes a call. Half an hour later a Ferrari stops in front of their house, a mature and distinguished man with grey hair and impeccably dressed in an Armani suit steps out of the Ferrari and enters the house. He sits in the living room with the father, mother, and the girl and tells them: 'Good morning, your daughter has informed me of the problem. I can't marry her because of my personal family situation but I'll take charge. I will pay all costs and provide for your daughter for the rest of her life. Additionally, if a girl is born I will bequeath her 2 retail stores, a townhouse, a beachfront villa and a £2,000,000 bank account. If a boy is born, my legacy will be a couple of factories and a £4,000,000 bank account. If twins, they will receive a factory and £2,000,000 each. However, if there is a miscarriage, I'm not really sure what to do. What do you suggest?' At this point, the girl’s father, who had remained silent, places a hand firmly on the man's shoulder and tells him, 'You shag her again.' ------------------------------------------------------------Q: Why do men whistle when they are sitting on the toilet? A: It helps them remember which end they need to wipe.


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Hey Diddle Riddle

1. What is verjuice?

2. How old was Tutankhamun when he died? 3. What is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit?

1. What nine letter word in the English language is still a word when eight letters are removed one by one? 2. I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter. What am I?

4. Where was the original King’s Bench? 5. How far can a skunk squirt its fluid? 6. What would you do with thin paper and heelball? 7. What is known in France as Baby-Foot? 8. Which mammal has the largest number of teeth? 9. What are an animals “lights”? 10. What are angels on horseback? 11. Who created the lobster telephone in 1936? 12. Which place was once called The Island of Cloves?

3.Tough one! Pronounced as one letter, And written with three, Two letters there are, And two only in me. I'm double, I'm single, I'm black, blue, and grey, I'm read from both ends, And the same either way. What am I? 4. This word starts and ends with the same letter. What is it? _ypis_ 5. When I'm nice you come out to play, but when I'm bad I can ruin your day. What am I?

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Crossword across


1 Source of light, usually portable (4) 3 wealthy (8) 9 Violinist (7) 10 Plain clothes (5) 11 yellow — fruit (5) 12 autocrat — bully (6) 14 Sport — Torday novel and 2011 film (in the yemen) (6,7) 17 really tiny amount (6) 19 First appearance (5) 22 Beautify (5) 23 Motown, Mich. (7) 24 Unpaid (8)

1 inanimate (8) 2 Computer connection (5) 4 Novice in crime? (5,8) 5 arboreal primate (5) 6 Old Turkish title of respect for government officials (7) 7 (Cut) neat(ly) (4) 8 Character in “The Tempest” — Formula 1 driver (6) 13 Fomenter of unrest (8) 15 Satirical personal attack (7) 16 Placid (6) 18 (One using) restaurant car (5) 20 Temporary structure eg for voting (5) 21 Stew — key (4)

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s n g i S r Sta Capricorn – You’ve heard the saying follow the leader, so what are you waiting for. Follow on and learn new skills that will become very handy down the line… Lucky sign – A party in a blue house Aquarius – You sometimes have problems pronouncing your R’s. Like Jonathan Woss, I mean Ross, they end up sounding like W’s. Just keep repeating the sentences before until you crack it. Lucky sign – Repetition Pisces – What goes up must come down, but then what comes down always goes back up again in the end… So if you’re a stock market investor then just hold this one out. Lucky sign – Patience Aries – Hey Big Stinker! Don’t just sit around stinking all day. Do something useful and jump in the bath or something. Lucky sign – A huge bath bomb Taurus – You’ve been feeling a tad blue recently, but that’s all set to change in no time, when something really exciting crops up and changes your outlook. Lucky sign – Surprise! Gemini – Your cat is beginning to act strangely. Let’s face it, jumping into the toilet pan on regular occurrences just isn’t normal. Seek help. Lucky sign – Cat Doctor Cancer – If you happen to know someone called Ted, then watch out for ulterior motives.

If your name happens to be Ted, then be nice, I wasn’t talking about you! Lucky sign – If you don’t know anyone called Ted Leo – You’re loving silver things at the moment. Whether silver jewellery, silver plated place mats, or silver cotton bed sheets, your taste for this precious metal is simply simmering. Lucky sign – Silverfish Virgo – Boy, how negative you are! Surely you have learnt by now that the world frowns upon negative or miserable beings. Stop beating yourself up and learn to love and be loved. Lucky sign – Joy Libra – If you’re feeling confused or stuck in a rut, then try evaluating your life goals and where you want to be in 6 months time. If you don’t have any idea, then how do you ever expect to get there? Lucky sign – Goalacoaster Scorpio – You have started to take a slightly different direction in your life and you are ready for some hardcore action. Lucky Sign – A very high mountain Sagittarius – A man reapeth what he sow so make sure you plant seeds of love and joy, rather than seeds of despair. Lucky sign – A gardener And if it is your Birthday this month relax and have a bath full of melted chocolate!

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aParTMENT FOr SaLE - EL MOrChE 1 Bed, 1 bath apartment is situated just 2 mins away from the beautiful sandy beach of El Morche. With separate kitchen, balcony, marble floors, communal swimming pool and it comes fully furnished. Ideal starter home or holiday home. NOW 95,000€ Call: 610 976 284 ST LUCia, ThE MarQUiS ESTaTE, 1-bed luxury apartment for sale, 187,000GBP (currently worth 225,000GBP), development due for completion end 2014, SIPPS secured investment, call 610 976 284 for more details. iZNaTE. ONE BEDrOOMED hOUSE FOr rENT. Large terrace, large sitting-room, kitchen/diner, 20 mins to beach. Airport 40 min. 250€/month includes water, Long-term. Call: 685 289 139 rOOM TO LET in Velez Malaga area. Use of TV and internet and sewing machine. 70€ per week inclusive of bills. Call: 952 558 507 hOUSE FOr SaLE in Velez Malaga.137sq. 69sq of open plan lounge diner and kitchen. 2 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (one en suite bathroom). Each bedroom has a terrace. Roof terrace with views of Velez. Air con and log burner. Street parking. 5 mins from townhall. 179.000€ Call 615 266 712 grEaTLy rEDUCED FOr SaLE Townhouse for sale. Charming town house in Riogordo. 3 bed, lounge with log burner, fitted kitchen/diner, terrace, parking. Reduced to €99,990. Tel 606 734 012

House For Sale 80m2 Torre Del Mar

2/3 beds, 1.5 baths, spacious lounge, fitted kitchen, part furnished, A/C, double glazing, terraces, fully modernised. No Urb. fees.

Call: 676 017 844 +00441553 630205


FOr SaLE aParTMENT iN BaViEra gOLF, south facing, master bedroom with dressing room and terrace, 2 further bedrooms, independent terrace, large dining/kitchen, garage and communal pool, near the beach and golf course. 5 mins to Torre del Mar. 180,000€ Call: 627 625 624 Email: FOr rENT 2 BED MOBiLE hOME in peaceful rural location nr Los Romanes. Excellent views. Good access. Mains water & electric. €250 pm inc. Tel: 660 708 441 BraND NEw LargE 4 BEDrOOM, TOwNhOUSE 3 bathroom, with garden and garage for sale or rent in Riogordo. €195,000 to buy €550 PCM to rent. More details and photos Tel: 676 851 135 email FOr SaLE 2 storey bungalow located 5 mins from Velez Malaga and 2 mins from golf course. Situated in an enclosed area with communal pool, 3 beds, 1 bath, kitchen, porch, parking & barbeque. For Sale 76,000€ Call: 627 625 624 FOr SaLE Apartment in Mezquitilla front line to beach, ground floor with patio, kitchen, large lounge, beds, 2 baths just a short walk from the beach. 145,000€ Call: 627 625 624 FLaT, 90M2, in Vélez-Málaga, new, 5 mins to schools, health centre, supermarket, bus station, highway and 5 km to the sea. 3 bedrooms, a prime quality furnished kitchen, 22m2 terrace, lift and garage. €159.000, tlf: 606 764 539. Ready to move in. SPaCiOUS 2 BED 2 BaTh ground floor apartment with views over the courtyard garden to the sea. Lounge 29m2 with patio doors onto the terrace. Fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, one en-suite. Private parking underneath & only 50mtrs to the beach. Lovely location. 500€ a month + bills furnished or unfurnished. Tel: 628905940 LaND FOr SaLE, 2100sqm, Fantastic views of Maroma, suitable for caravan, concrete track, Elec/water on plot. 25,000€ 693 269 766

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BUSiNESS PrEMiSES 609 524 265 952 540 611

Ideal location next to Supersol and Expatriate Advisory Services TOrrE DEL Mar

ViNUELa arEa, FiNCa, 3/4 beds, large living room, kitchen, 2 baths, very good condition, many fruit trees. Income of 3/4000€’s. 249,000. Ring: 662 260 449 NErJa - Newly renovated house for sale, 3 beds, 2 baths, community pool, parking. 200,000€ JUST REDUCED TO 195,000€ Call: 635 119 078 CUTar SMaLL ViLLagE hOUSE, 1/2 beds, kitchen, diner, bathroom, living room, store room. A little gem, including furniture 49,000€. Ring: 662 260 449 FOr rENT iN riOgOrDO Charming townhouse, 3 bed, fully furnished, kitchen/diner, lounge with log burner, Sat tv, telephone, terrace, parking, 2 mins to centre. €300 pcm. Tel: 606 734 012

ApArtment For SAle el morche

This one bed, one bath apartment is situated just two minutes away from the beautiful sandy beach of El Morche. It has a separate kitchen, balcony, marble floors, communal swimming pool and it comes fully furnished. It's an ideal starter home or holiday home.

Price now only: €95,000

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Wanted Properties waNTED FOr rENT/hOUSE SiT October 2012 to March 2013. Small Apartment / House in Nerja area for two people. Would like Fireplace / Woodburner with Garden / Balcony, must be South facing. Consider small rural property with good access. +441264 362674 / +447834342107

Cars or Sale / Wanted FOrD ESCOrT MEXiCO Mk1 1974 Rally car. Built to Group 4 rally spec. £15,000 worth of extras. Collectors car. To be completed end March. Offers in region of 25,000€. Tel: 693 740 576 / 693 269 766 renault Megane Convertible 2001

RHD, Sp. Plates, ITV. Offers Tel: 634 246 766 kawasaki Ninja 636 ZX-6r, 2004,11,400km, spanish plates 3,800€ Tel: 627 625 624

Items For Sale SkiNT....EVEryThiNg MUST gO....MakE ME aN OFFEr (Wife needs a boob job - I need a . . . . job). NEw gENUiNE COw hiDE rUg, unused (3mx2.5), cost 300€, previous price 95€ o.n.o. gENUiNE aNTiQUE Edwardian leather inlaid ladies writing desk. Beautiful piece. Secret drawers, stunning. Totally original. Previous price 250€ o.n.o. 2 BEaUTiFUL SOLiD MahOgaNy polished pedestal bar tables with brass foot rails and arm rest rails, ideal drinks or gaming tables, H:108cm, W:135cm, D:89cm. / H:108cm, W:89cm. Excellent condition. Was 250€ the pair o.n.o. Will separate. NEw SwiMMiNg POOL COVEr on telescopic roller unused, 6mX4m+Roman steps, easily modified. Cost 700€. Previous price 295€ o.n.o. VariOUS SiZED SiNgLE gLaZED white PVC sliding Windows with roller shutters and mosquito nets - 55€ each o.n.o. hEaVy

DUTy SECUriTy rEJaS various sizes - 55€ each o.n.o. FULL SET OF gOLF CLUBS, bag, trolley, shoes 9UK/43, umbrella, balls tees, caps, waterproofs gloves & accessories included 65€ o.n.o. gaS PaTiO hEaTEr excellent condition used 3 times. 85€ o.n.o. Contact - 690 225 906 (some photo's available on request) BraND NEw COMPOUND MiTrE Saw 1200 Watt, 210mm (8.25 inch), with laser line generator. Unused since bought, any trial available. Price 50€ o.n.o. Phone 952 556 709 for further details. ParrOT’S CagE 70cm width, 50cm depth, 150cm height, 100€. Call: 952 532 923 / 639 934 466 / 699 821 780 UFESa VaCUUM CLEaNEr all attachments, 2 DOUBLE wiNTEr DUVETS. All as new 20€ each item. Call: 693 463 769 FOr SaLE PrEMiEr gOLD OrThOPaEDiC king size back care mattress with extra spring unit, hardly used. Size 79”-60”-9” Buyer collects Velez Malaga. 145€ o.n.o. Phone: 952 558 507 i wiLL COLLECT FrEE of charge all your used clothing, bric-a-brac, pots and pans, books, toys, CD´s garden pots, tools, pieces of furniture or anything else you are throwing out whilst you are cleaning. Call me on Tel:- 658 72 92 74 Jacqui gOLF CLUBS, set of Petron irons no3 - no9 plus P&S. Stainless steel 39€. 2 gOLF TrOLLEyS 10€ and 25€ call: 662 260 449 BraND NEw FrEE SaT BOX with remote control and a sky dish with bracket. 125€ Tfl: 649 111 965. BraND NEw EDg safety fencing for your swimming pool. (Keep the little ones safe this summer!) 1.25 metres height. 12 metres in length. Easy self assembley. All fittings included. 125€ Contact Bob on 649 111 965. 20” Or 51CM SaMSUNg TV, 28” Or 75CM BUSh TV, 12” Or 30CM BUSh TV wiTh DVD aND CD, all 3 for 80€ Call: 952 556 709

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ACCOMMODATION wEscuela La Crujia rural B&B/guesthouse in a pretty converted schoolbuilding. 5 minutes from VelezMalaga. Tel. 606 010 580. Email:

AIR CONDITIONING w For air Conditioning call Esola, 616 119 007, Torre del Mar w For reliable and honest servicing, Repairs, ReGas and Installations of A/C & Pool Heating at competitive rates by a qualified Technician. Call “Polarair “ Tel: Susie or Peter on 655211192 / 658418093 wChS Cooling and heating Solutions. All makes of air conditioning, serviced and installed. Also Solar Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Call: 655 791 167 or Email:

ARTIFICIAL GRASS waxarverde Maintenance free. Looks like real grass. Enviroment, child and pet friendly. Always green. Suitable for every surface. Call: 619 317 211 or visit our website:

BOAT TRIPS wBluewater granada Motor Yacht Charters Call: 655 224 055

BEAUTY & BOUTIQUE wLouise Beauty & Boutique, The Alcaucin side of Lake Vinuela Call: 951 167 181 or 680 855 030


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wSolar blinds, ideal for large glazed areas to keep the view but also giving privacy and stopping maximum amounts of heat/glare and fading of furnishings. Speak to Ian 644 54 61 76 958 49 65 71

BOOKSHOPS wPasatiempo Calle Infantes 32, Torre del Mar, 952 543 703,

BRITISH SUPERMARKETS warkwrights English Shop. Turn right at Venta Baja Crossroads or call: 952 519 780

BUILDERS wall types of building work undertaken, 37 years experience, Let me quote you. Call: 952 110 788 or 650 895 461 wreformers Terence Mitchell - Renovations & Refurbishments. Professional builders with over 20 years experience. Tiling, painting, plumbing, electricity. Free advice, no obligations. Tel: 664 459 868. wJohn housby, Building, Plastering, Tiling & Painting. For a quotation ring John: 699 261 414. Email: wr&D Construction and Maintenance Services, with over 30 years experience, English plastering, reforms, plumbing, electrics, walls, tiling and painting, all aspects of building work, property maintenance and management. Call Robert 619 232 025 or David 622 379 413 email,


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Business Listing BUILDERS (cont) wLT Construction - is a building company based in the Velez Malaga area. We specialise in all aspects of design, building license application and construction, we have over 14 years of expertise in creating individual building solutions for our clients. Our local knowledge of the land and its soil types - and how best to deal with the challenges posed by them - means that we are the best-suited company to advise you on your building requirements. Call Lee Talbot on 659324586 wNick Turner refurbs All aspects of building work undertaken. Mobile: 679 113 600 Telephone: 952 553 124 Email:

CAR ACCESSORIES wwindow Tinting, A mobile service for your convenience, ITV legal & certified. Cut out annoying glare. Stop U/V. Protect Children & pets. Be Cool. Enjoy the sun don't suffer it! Call Ian 902 888 176/ 644 546 176

CARS WANTED wwanted all UK plated vehicles. Year 2000 onwards. cash paid. Call: 667 235 205

CAR AND VAN RENTAL wOne way car & van hire, UK, France and Spain. Call: 952 541 147

CARERS/AGENCIES wNerja Nurses, Professional Nurses, Reliable - Affordable - Local Quality Care. NHS Qualified & Trained 25 years experience in ALL types of care. Tel: 628 793 413 or 952 030 713 Email: wT&J Uk Care agency, “Who Cares? We Care”. Operating in and around the Nerja area covering Frigiliana, Maro, Torrox, Lake Vinuela and Velez Malaga. Providing personal care in the comfort of your own home. Call Tina or Josh 673 281 487 wDo you need a carer? Experienced and reliable. Andrea 696 654 766

CARPENTERS wandrew rodgers 20 years experience in kitchens, wardrobes, shelving, aluminium door & windows. Call the Window Doctor for any window problem. Roller shutter blinds, mosquito blinds, security locks, repairs and renewals reasonable rates, Tel: 660 597 894 email:

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING wCarpet & Upholstery Cleaning. Professional Ma-

chines, 18 years experience. All areas covered. Call Roy on 958 640 068 or 656 561 669.

CHIROPODISTS wregisitereChiropodist/Podiatrist offering a complete footcare service in the comfort of your own home. 15yrs experience NHS & private. Call: 636 866 715 wregistered Chiropodist of 20 years. New in Velez Malaga. Offers the following services:- Foot and hand care (diabetic, veruccas, fungus nails, ingrown toenails). Also home visits. Call Teresa: 695 243 238

CHIROPRACTIC CARE wPhilippe Druart D.C., grad. from AECC (GB) and USA, 30 years exp., opens a chiropractic clinic in Frigiliana, C/ Blas Infante, 2 bajo. Consultations: Monday from 16.30 to 20.30, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 to 14.00 and by appointment. Tel. 951 708 672 & 678 691 387. Email:

CLEANING wDone & Dusted, for all your cleaning requirements, for your home, holiday rentals, cleaning during your holiday stay, pool cleans, general maintenance, repairs and gardening. Competitive rates. Call Juliet 692 437 039 Deb 622 863 255 Dave 622 379 413 or Rob 619 232 025 Email: wFiona’s Cleaning Services. Spring Cleans, Regular House Cleans, Holiday Rental Cleans, And End Of Lease Cleans. We Love The Jobs You Hate! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! Phone: 687 285 275 Email:

COMPUTERS All computer problems solved. Torrox/Nerja and surrounding areas. Free Advice. No Fix No Fee. Hardware, Software and Website solutions. PC service - only 50€. Call Rab on: 952 967 124 or 645 236 259. wComputer help.Troubleshooting & Repairs. New PCs supplied with Windows in English. WiFi installations. Reasonable rates. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer since 2000. Patient & professional. Call David on 952 54 96 07 or 654 899 976. wProfessional control of all rising and penetrating dampness in your home, including leaking terraces etc. Long term solutions & cures for any damp problem at affordable prices, please ring: 666 991 041 for further advice and free survey without obligation.

DAMP CONTROL wSolarwarmair – Solar Powered dehumidifier and solar warm air heater, zero running costs, perfect for DIY or installation, trade invited; best priced SolarVenti in Spain., Tel: 958360136

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Business Listing DANCE CLASSES wargentine Tango Beginners Dance Classes. Monday from 20:00 at Casa Paco, c/Puente don Manuel. Wednesday from 20:00 at Casa de la Cultura, Calle Pescaderia, Colmenar. Price €7. Tel: 622560968.

DECORATORS wPainter and Decorator, qualified tradesman, over 35yrs experience, all aspects of the trade covered, reasonable rates, references supplied. Call: 952 030 891 / 628 653 676

DENTISTRY wClinica Europa Centro internacional, Blq. 86, Torrox Costa. Call: 952 53 09 08 Email: British dentist, 24hrs response Call: 648 203 157 wian Pett Dental Care, Five star dental care you can trust. Edif. Al-Zabel, Local 7, Cruce de Periana, 29713 Alcaucin, Puente don Manuel. 951 139 287 / 691 700 587 UK +44 1708 616 148. wDentadanes s.c Dental Clinic Offering Danish, top quality dental care at Spanish prices. Est. since 1991. We speak English, Danish, German, Spanish and Italian. Tel: 952 529 666 Mon-Fri 10-5pm

DOG GROOMING wThe Dog Shop, Professional grooming salon. All dogs welcome, any size, any breed. Tel: 645 525 782, Centro Comercial, 10, Torrox Park.

DRAIN CLEARANCE wwayne’s Drains & Plumbing Est.1999. 24 Hour call out. Tel/Fax: 952 539 425. 24 Hour Service: 634 275 030

DRESSMAKERS wDressmaker/Seamstress, with over 20 years experience. High quality, reliable service for alterations, soft furnishings and dressmaking. Call Elaine on 629 610 919. Located Puente Don Manuel/Periana area. Very reasonable rates. No job too small. w Leila Pearce (Bachelor Of arts) Dressmaker, repairs and alterations. Home furnishings, made to measure sofa covers, 15 years experience. Puente don Manuel 622 105 809

ELECTRICIANS wElectro-Cute! English J.I.B. Electrician. For all your

electrical needs and problems. Fault finding/Lighting and Power/Electric gates and Intercoms/Pool and water Pumps, Rewires/Upgrades. Over 40 years exp. Tel Stefan 610 048 919 wElectrician - Lakeside Property Services, 24 hour call out emergency Electrician and Plumber. Call David on: 627 931 357 wat your Service Plumbing, Electrical, Prop. Maintenance Torre del Mar/Puente don Manuel area. Ex. Corgi reg. with over 35 years experience. Tel: 951 066 064 / 692 330 420 Email: wElectrician - All jobs from a socket to rewires, Fault Finding and Intercom Systems. Call Andrew 618 640 155 Email:

EST AGENTS/PROPERTY RENTALS wSpanish Management Puente Don Manuel, Alcaucin (next to Morenos Bar) 666 135 516 or 650 702 258 Web: Email:

ESTATE AGENTS/REAL ESTATE wab ax Properties 650 193 777 Website: wFleming Properties, Calle Las Melosas, Edf Nautico, Torre del Mar, 952 547 131 or 637 278 306, waxarquia Properties S.LCall; 626 038 851 or 952 436 Email: wBuy a home Spain/rent a home Spain, Calle Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar. (Opposite the bus station) Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website:

FASHION Wholesalers, manufacturers & designers of premier British fashion labels. Tel: 966 191 560 / Mob: 676 059 997 Email:

FURNITURE wLargest range of furniture on the Costas. Guaranteed lowest prices. Quality furniture from the UK. wCudeca Second Hand Furniture Shop, 952 545 212 Calle Infantes 48, Torre del Mar (by Thursday market) Mon-Fri 10.00-13.30 and 17.30-19.30. Saturdays 10.00-13.30 only. If you wish to donate furniture please call Melanie on 638 108 564


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wred Palm Beetles, Wasps, Ants, Woodlice, Mice, Rats and all pests. Processionary Moths. Call us for treatment and disposal of these garden problems. Tel: 657 165 373 wPool and garden maintenance. Good rates Call Keith 952 554 514 / 674 526 968 wStrimming & Spraying - Major cutting back or simple pruning, fertilizing and feeding, land clearance, weed killer and pest spraying, general maintenance. Call Darren on 622 234 746

wVillas to Let Privately owned luxury villas to let. 627820669 958364016

whome help Solutions Mature Spanish-speaking English woman provides services for all household chores. Also interpreting for medical appointments, etc. References available. 951 167 643 or 608 969 625



wTarjetas. Rosemary George. For all occasions, English & Spanish. Organic, Handmade & much more Supplying to shops, bars, clubs & individuals. Telephone: 617 979 640 Email:

wCarousel Second hand Furniture, Vinuela Pueblo (Under Cajamar Bank), access via steps at side of bank, or slip road behind bank, 630 211 907 wCash paid. For House and Garage Clearance. Best prices. Get quote. All items considered. Ring Martin 960 854 154 or 616 812 765.

HAIRDRESSING wSusanna's Mobile hairdressing Services. National Beauty Institute (UK) trained. Please telephone 693 384 270 or 0044 844 3089078

HEALTH & BEAUTY wweight Control - Herbalife Independent Distributor, Bea Savory, 95 253 4795 (business opportunity also available): wweight watchers Meetings in English. Nerja and Vélez. Call Candace on 952 549 607 or 626 672 493 for further info. Email:

HEATING wredwell® – the leading brand in Infrared Heating Systems. White panels and designs like mirrors, pictures, glass etc. Low consumption, low running time due to partial storage material inside. Prevents damp. Contact/showroom: Avda. El Faro, Bl. 75, bajo 9, Torrox Costa, call 952 539 742,, wChS Cooling and heating Solutions. Solar Heating and swimming pool heat pumps. Also air conditioning servicing and installations. Call: 655 791 167 or email: iNFraSOL iNFrarED hEaTiNg We are suppliers of infra-red heating systems for your home or Business, STOPS MOULD. Reduces Condensation cheap to Run. Contact us on 951258010 or 635445279. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY Email:


INTERNET SERVICES wriosat:SL, High speed internet and telephone services for home, business, offices, hotels, bars and restaurants etc. SDSL & ADSL packages available. Call: 951 239 310 / 626 679 018. Email: Web: http// wBroadband - 951 239 888 Avenida Torrox 1, Competa (near Eloys bar).

INTERPRETERS winterpreter - English/Spanish - based in VélezMálaga. English nationality, but fluent Spanish and extensive experience. Inexpensive hourly rates. Confidentiality guaranteed. Call Toni to discuss your requirements. 952557733 / 606010580

IRONWORK wwrought iron gates and bars made to order also repairs and painting onsite welding please call Steve for a quote on 633337619

JET SPRAYING wrejuvenate your outside space. High pressure cleaning for patios and swimming pool surrounds. Free demonstration available. Call Darren on 622 234 746

KENNELS AND CATTERIES wwagtails boarding kennels for cats and dogs. Dogs walked 3 times a day in 36,000 sq metres fenced

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Business Listing land. Phone Val 655 579 792 or Richard 645 659 935 or wThe Dog house While you are away on holiday or a weekend break, your dogs live in our house alongside our dog. Large play area, lots of country walks. Pet collection/del. service. Vet services on call. Gourmet meals if required. 'Only the best for your pal'. Ring: Phil 649 079 321 Comares/Benamargosa. Ex cat & dog airlines.UK. Recommended. Refs available. whome From home Dog Boarding at my 10,000m2 finca in Riogordo. No kennels just lots of excercise, fun and cuddles. Call: 678 189 019 or e-mail: Also within 15km daily home visits for dogs, cats, horses. wLas Nenas kennels, the best east of Malaga, we care about the dogs, long walks 3 times daily. Try us, you will not regret. Bente and Jorgen 646 271 895

LAWYERS wCarmen Silvia, Solicitors Abogados, Spanish solicitors, English Spoken, Torrox Costa, Urb. Costa del Oro local 8, (very near Nota-ria Office). Free initial consultation, 952 967 004 Email: winternational Law Solutions. English speaking Spanish Lawyer. English and Spanish legal advisors. Urb Torrox Park, Zona Comercial 3, tel/fax: 952 527 831 or 615 338 075, Email:

LOCKSMITHS wLocksmith - All types of locks supplied and fitted. Also Rejas supplied & fitted to your requirments. Call Sid on 658 347463 for a quick & reliable service

MACHINERY wCoastal machinery sales, specialising in plant and farming machinery. Call: 0044 7552761567 Email:

MACHINE HIRE wSaxon SL JCB Digger Hire. New machine Good rates. Velez Malaga. Call: 678 23 22 53 or 662 39 83 72

MAINTENANCE wreforms, Kitchens and bathrooms to new windows and doors, electrical installation with bulletins, ICP, anti-surge to fault finding, air con and stair lifts. Call: 609 931 224 wMaintenance person experienced in plumbing, tiling, painting and general maintenance of buildings.

Portfolio of previous work carried out available. Friendly, reliable and reasonable rates. No job to small. Los Romanes and surrounding area. Tel: 618 496 266 or email:

MARKET GOODS wMr Clutter Wants your Goods, House and garage clearances, shops and bars - old stock, any item considered. Call David: 686 375 089 - or if preferred email a list to Cash available and efficient service, Now buying Antiques,Gold & Jewellery.

MECHANICS wFully Qualified City & guilds Mechanic, Servicing, Camshaft drive belt and much more. ITVs and ITV work carried out. Call: 696 578 771 or email:

MEDICAL CENTRES wDr. Bernadette Veeger General Medicine 952 532 065, 617 913 196. Consultations by appointment and house visits. English, Español, Deutsch, Francais, Nederlands. Centro Mar y Salud, Paseo Marítimo, El Morche/Torrox Costa,

METALWORK wSteelwork, stainless steel, staircases, balustrades, gates, grills, repairings, etc. Call for a free quote 606 656 008

MOBILITY PRODUCTS wBlue Badge Mobility.S.L Hire & Sales of Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs, Bathroom aids, Toilet Aids, Stair Lifts, Long term rentals, Best prices on the Costa. Quality Service. Contact Gary Or Sara 952967015 /635445279

MOTORCYCLE REPAIRS wrods motorcycles. Mobile motorcycle service and repairs. From scooters to superbikes. All makes and models. Contact 633 287 190. Factory trained technician.

NURSERIES wguarderia/Nursery Torre Montessori, an English nursery with Spanish as second language. High adult/child ratios. Open Monday to Friday. Full and Part Time places available. Address: Calle Laureano Casquero s/n Torre del Mar. TL: 633 637 774 Email:

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wPainter and Decorator and Property Maintenance. Clean, Reliable Service. Call: 951 209 117 / 647 179 664

cleaning, interpreting, house / pet sitting. Phone Gill on 608969625 for quote. wPool cleaning paying to much!! We charge 12.50€ per week. Guaranteed service. Call or e-mail Tez 634 400 716 wUnhappy with your pool service? It doesn’t have to be that way for just 12.50€ a week we guarantee our services will put the sparkle back in your pool!! Call or e-mail Tez 634 400 716 wPool rounds required have you got a pool round that you are thinking of selling? If so then this is your opportunity!! All sizes considered call or e-mail Tez 634 400 716



wParty People We plan your party Call 633 350 211

wBuy a home Spain/rent a home Spain, C/ Pintor Cipriano Maldonado 7A, Edificio Salares, 29740, Torre del Mar Call: 952 547 554 or 680 210 414. Email: Website:

OPTICIANS wheiko by heiko, Avda Andalucia 119, Torre del Mar 952 967 923 wheiko by heiko, C/Antonio Ferrandiz "Chanquete" 23-25, Nerja 952 528 395. wheiko by heiko, C/Jacinto, Benavente Edf. No. 6, Fuengirola, 952 197 565


PET COURIERS wPet Taxi- UK, France & Spain Delivered door to door. Call: 667 235 205

PHOTOGRAPHY wFlexiFoto – : Family Photos, Children & Teens, Weddings, Communions, School Photos, Graduations & Proms, Portraits, Models & Fashion, Studio & Location Shoots – Tel. 670 45 22 97

PHYSIOTHERAPY wSanne h. Mortensen, BSc (Hons), MCSP, SRP, Spanish registered, Col no 2066. Clinic appointments or home visits in the Axarqùia region. Experienced UK trained physiotherapist offering post-operative rehabilitation and general musculoskeletal conditions. 626 152 756

PLUMBERS wJohn Folland Plumbing & heating: All jobs from a dripping tap to fully fitted kitchens/bathrooms. No call out charge. Tel John: 622 050 803 or 622 180 606 wJust Plumbing. Just a quick and reliable plumbing service. Just a reasonably priced local business. Just polite, prompt and tidy. Just phone Dave on 689 647 849. Discounts in Riogordo, Colmenar, Comares. wSur integral Plumbing and Electrical Services Domestic & Commercial plumbing & electrical Call: 666 715 215

PROPERTY & POOL CARE wExperienced, professional and reliable all year service. Caring for your Property, Pool and People. References available on request. Call Ron: 637 995 088, wOne Stop Solutions, Pool & property maintenance & repair, building work, decorating, holiday lettings,

PUBLISHERS wPenpress call Lynn 633350211 or email:

REMOVALS w2Js removals Ltd, House Clearances, UK-SpainUK, Local and International removals, Reliable service, free quotes, no job too small. Fully insured. Call: June or John 649 662 012 / 618 846 868 Email: wUk-Spain-Uk removals. Complete van loads or just 1 item. We are in the UK every 2 weeks. Pay for just 1 way. Nerja Sofas 608091660 or 951247240 wMan with a Van, 7.5 tonne capacity, Ikea collections and fitting long and short haul, also roofing and decorating services. Call Steve 633 337 619 Email:

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wTaj Mahal (Puente don Manuel) Next door to Chiringuito Antonios, Venta Baja Tel: 952 510 886 or 667 934 731 wTaj Mahal (Torrox Costa) Ctra Vacional - 340 next to Post Office. 952 534 972 / 634 051 635 wrestaurant Caribe, Bloque 7, Local 13, Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa. Tlf: 952 530 831 wLight of india Torrox’s original Indian restaurant Tel: 951 239 670 / 677 334 721 wLunch & Dining in "El 7 Cielo", Venta Alta , Alcaucin. GOURMET & FONDUE meals for all occasions. More info at or call 649 661 184 Frank/Els.

wTime Out Spas & Saunas. Serving The Costa del Sol for more than 10 Years. Hundreds of Spas Installed! We service all Brands of Spas so come to us - we are the Professionals. 952 52 43 94

SATELLITE T.V. wTotal Satellite installations Call Phil on: 629 556 266. wSky Shop Torre del Mar. Call: 667 235 205 or 952 541 147 wSat. Co. Freesat HD & Sky Digital, dishes, alignments, installations. We also sell HD TVs. Call TOM 7 days a week for service. 657 484 853. All equipment delivered, installed & guaranteed for 2 years. Free demos every Sat. 2pm wTechno-Vision Satellite TV, CCTV & Internet Solutions. NO FIX NO FEE, 10% Dsicounts for OAP’s. Tel: 638 262 410 / 686 516 154. Visit our online shop at Email:

SIGN MAKERS wredhouse Signmakers. Suppliers and designers of all types of signs - shops, pavement boards, estate agency for sale boards, vehicle advertising, banner stands and more. New telephone number: 675 091 982. Email Website:

SOLAR wSOLOSOL – The Solar Professionals. Electricity (PV), Hot Water, Pool Heating, Wind Turbines. For the best installation, retail and trade prices in Spain contact Solosol., Tel: 958360136,

SOLICITORS wC&D Solicitors Specialists in Real Estate, Civil and Tax Law. Tel: 952 532 582 or wDel Prado & Partners, specialists in many areas of Spanish Law. Call: 952 52 72 74 / 952 52 17 47

SPECIALIST HEALTH & BEAUTY TREATMENTS wOxford Skin Clinics offering specialist treatments including, Lipo by Laser and Non Laser Tattoo removal as well as a range of La Cure bauty products. Tel: 634 348 179/672 583 776, Email: or visit our website

WEB DESIGNERS wSpanglish webs, Web designs, Database Programmes, Hosting, Domains, Real Estate Sites, English – Spanish Translation. All at realistic prices. Call Rachel: 951 708 454 or 691 660 187 Website: Email:

WINDOW TINTING wMobile service itv legal Solar reflective tint for glass curtains, balconies, yachts stop fading, heat ,glare, save money on cooling make living in the sun comfortable. 958 496 571-644 546 176

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Avda. Andalucia, 125-A, Torre del Mar Tel: 952 547 601 / 649 123 068 Avda. Andalucia, 64 (near ‘Las Yucas’), Torre del Mar Tel: 952 965 724

Mezquitilla - ref.: 3117

This spectacular villa (239m2 / 4 beds, 3 baths) with wonderful sea views lies in a quiet and green area and is also close to the beach and nearby shops, restaurants, the golf course, Baviera and the motorway. All fitted out to a very high standard, the property offers fitted wardrobes, double glazing, air-conditioning, various terraces with private swimming pool and a lush tropical garden (600m2 plot). Of course, a private garage is also available at the property.


reduced by 190,000€


ANGUS Argentina MRS. Rump steak 200 gr. MR. Rump steak 300 gr. The Queen 400 gr. The King 500 gr. Tenderloin MRS. Filet steak 180 gr. MR. Filet steak 250 gr. The Queen 330 gr. The King 400 gr. Pork Fillet MRS. Pork 180 gr. MR. Pork 250 gr.

12.90 € 16.90 € 21.90 € 25.90 € 15.90 € 19.90 € 23.90 € 27.90 € 11.90 € 19.90 €

Sword fish with King Prawns 12.90 €

Paseo de Larios, 38 (on corner at beach end) Torre del Mar Tel: 952 541 343 / 606 852 412

King Prawns 11.90 € All dishes are served with salad and fries. 1€ extra -Baked Potato Pepper, Roquefort or Red-Wine Sauce

FP0866 A modern, three bedroom, 130m2 villa with pool built in a 5000m2 plot 15 minutes to the coast, easily accessed by a concrete track enjoying magnificent views to the sea PUENTE ALTA




A bright and airy, 78m2, two bedroom apartment in the centre of the town, only 100 metres to the beach with westerly aspect and sea view

rEDUCED 97,000€ OFFiCE Calle El Barrio, 11 Nerja. 29780 Tel: 952 52 41 40 Mob: 637 278 306 / 606 087 362

The Sentinella Axarquia April 2012  

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